DNB Courses

DNB Courses

 In charge of Academic Section: Dr. Sethi

CMO         – Academic Section – Dr. Sanjay Singh Kathait

Specialist – Academic Section – Dr. Prabhpreet Sethi


  1.  The institute has been providing post-graduate teaching to students of Delhi University in D.T.D., D.T.C.D., N.D.C.T.B. and respiratory diseases since the late 1960’s.
  2. The institute is providing training to M. Ch. (CTVS) students of All India institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and G.B. Pant hospital, New Delhi since 1992.  View Details here
  3. The institute is running D.N.B. (Respiratory diseases) since 1999, D.N.B. Super specialty (Thoracic Surgery) since 2015 and D.N.B. (Microbiology) since 2017. 

DNB-Thoracic Surgery (Super Specialty) Course: 

Course Director: Dr. R.K. Dewan

The Institute is recognized center for DNB THORACIC SUGERY (SUPER SPECIALITY) DNB degree course since 2015. Two students are admitted to the course every year.

DNB-Respiratory Diseases Course:

Course Director: Dr. Rupak Singla

  1. PRIMARY DNB: TheInstitute is recognized center for post-graduate DNB (Respiratory Diseases) three years degree course since 1999.Ten students are admitted to the course every year.
  2. SECONDARY DNB: The Institute is recognized center forpost-graduate DNB (Respiratory Diseases) 2 years degree course since 2014. Eight students are admitted to the course every year.

Selection Process: The method of selection of the candidates is as per the guidelines of National Board of Examinations issued from time to time. (For details see Bulletin of Information, National Board of Examination). At present the DNB candidates are selected through a CentalizedEntrance Test and centralized counselling conducted by NBE.

The Diplomate qualifications awarded by the National Board of Examinations have been equated with post graduate degree and post-doctoral level qualifications of Universities by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Academic Schedule: NITRD has a unique structured academic schedule. Teaching activities such as seminars, journal club, faculty lectures, external faculty lectures, grand case presentation, mortality meetings, pathological conference, radiological conference, and bed-side clinical round are routinely carried out.

The academic schedule for every academic year is available on the website of the institute. Please click here


The candidates enrolled for training for DNB courses will be designated as Junior Resident (DNB)/DNB Fellows-Super Specialty. They will be given salary equivalent to that of Junior Resident/Senior Resident as per the rules of the Institute. Reservation of seats of SC/ST/OBC will be as per the rules and the roster maintained by the Institute for Junior Resident posts. The students shall be provided accommodation, if available.


Duties and responsibilities of the candidates enrolled shall be fixed by the institute from time to time. They will be required to perform such work as may be needed in the legitimate interest of the patient care in the hospital. All rules framed in this regard by the institute will be final. They will have to carry out thesis/dissertation as per DNB rules. At the end of every year each Junior Resident will be assessed and in case his/her performance is not satisfactory, his/her registration may be cancelled and no extension for Junior Residency will be given.

Respiratory medicine junior residents are posted in PFT Lab, Microbiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Thoracic surgery, Paediatrics, Radiology, Respiratory ICU, Respiratory emergency, RNTCP and ART clinic.

Institute in addition has a fully functional sleep lab, allergy clinic, lung cancer clinic and smoking cessation clinic.


The candidate are required to regularly attend lectures, demonstrations, bed side clinics, case presentation, faculty lectures, symposiums, seminars, journal clubs and other academic activities. Each candidate will maintain a log book indicating the performance record. During the term of employment the Junior Residents will be entitled to 20 days leaves in a year. These leaves will not be carried forward to the next year. The Junior Resident are not entitled to any other leave except 90 days maternity leave & 7 days paternity leave other than mentioned above.  However, candidates may be allowed an academic leave of 14 days across the three years training program to attend the conferences/CME/Academic programs/examination purposes.


The candidate registered for training for DNB course shall be required to get his/her plan of thesis approved by the departmental faculty and submit it to the Academic Section of the Institutes per the guidelines of National Board of Examinations issued from time to time. If a candidate fails to submit the thesis protocol within the prescribed period, his/her registration may stand cancelled. The last date for submission of thesis for the student registered for training for DNB will be as per the dates issued by National Board of Examinations.