The Nomenclature of the qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations is “Diplomate of National Board”. The list of recognized qualifications awarded by the Board in various Broad and Super specialties as approved by the Government of India and included in the First Schedule of IMC Act 1956 is as at Annexure A of the Information Bulletin.
As per the Indian Medical Council Act 1956; the power to recognize medical qualification and determine their equivalence rests with the central government.
The Diplomate qualifications awarded by the National Board of Examinations are equated with the postgraduate and post doctorate degrees awarded by other Indian Universities for all purposes including appointment to teaching posts as lecture/Assistant Professor by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; vide their notifications issued from time to time.
The holders of Board’s qualification awarded after an examination i.e. DNB are eligible to be considered for specialist’s post/faculty in any Hospital including a training/teaching institution on a teaching post/ as a faculty member.
Diplomate National Board qualifications are well recognized and accepted as high standard specialist qualifications.