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Lourdes Hospital, Kochi a High-tech Super Specialty Hospital, have excellent Infrastructure, Dedicated Teaching Facilities and abounded Clinical Material. The Hospital is accredited by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi to conduct Post Graduate training in the following specialties (Primary and Secondary).

A. DNB Broad Specialties

S.N Specialty Intake   Duration   Session
    Primary Secondary Primary Secondary  
1 Anaesthesia 3 3 3yrs 2yrs January
2 ENT 1 1 3yrs 2yrs July
3 Emergency Medicine 4 4 3yrs 2yrs January
4 Family Medicine 4 4 3yrs 2yrs January
5 General Medicine 3 - 3yrs - January
6 General Surgery 4 - 3yrs - January
7 Obstetrics and Gynecology 1 1 3yrs 2 yrs July
8 Orthopaedics 2 2 3yrs 2yrs January
9 Paediatrics 1 1 3yrs 2 yrs July
10 Psychiatry 2 2 3yrs 2yrs January
11 Radio Diagnosis 1 1 3yrs 2 yrs July
12 Pathology 1 1 3yrs 2yrs January

B.DNB Super specialty

S.N Specialty Intake Duration Session
1 Genito Urinary Surgery (Urology) 2 3yrs January
2 Cardiology 1 3yrs January


Admission for this year session with respect to all the specialties will be done only through centralized counseling at National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates should check the website of NBE for regular updates.

Academic Programme:

The hospital is ensuring implementation of the curriculum of DNB programme. The institute is ensuring that all necessary training facilities and infrastructure is provided for implementation of DNB curriculum in the specialty. The DNB training is a residence based training wherein the DNB resident in the concerned department is devoting at least 8 to 10 hours per day in the department, for teaching/training.

A logbook of academic activities indicating a daily record of academic work, thesis protocol, and cases presented and procedures done under observation / independently are being maintained by the candidate and supervised by guide of candidate.

Thesis, Dissertation

Candidate will be required to submit a Thesis / Dissertation 6 month before taking the examination. The thesis protocol would have to be submitted for the approval of Institution Scientific Committee and Ethic Committee before forwarding to the National Board of Examination within three months of joining the Institution.

The hospital provides sufficient time to DNB candidate for their thesis work and provides all necessary resource for data collection.

Library facilities:

The learning resources for the DNB trainee(s) in the hospital are as follows:-

  • Standard latest editions of Post Graduate text books in the subject.
  • Internet access to trainees with institutional subscription to e-libraries and journals (like DELNET etc.)
  • Journals in the subject (at least one international and three national). The library is accessible on all days except national holidays and for at least 12 hours each day. The complete and the latest set of NBE's DVD are available in library.


Free suitable Single Accommodation for male and female residents will be provided outside the hospital campus close to hospital. Married residents will make their own accommodation if they wish to stay with their spouse/family. However they are eligible for house rent allowance on monthly basis


Food will be available from the Hospital Canteen at subsided rate.


Monthly stipend as follows will be paid to the DNB Residents

Broad Speciality

First Year Second Year Third Year
43,000 44,000 45,000

Super Speciality

First Year Second Year Third Year
47,000 50,000 55,000


The Director/ DNB Co-ord
Lourdes Hospital, Kochi
Ph. +91 484 4125415,4125144

Email:dnblourdes@gmail.com, lourdeshospital@vsnl.com

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