The ' Diplomate of National Board (DNB) ' is awarded by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), since 1975 when it was established. The purpose was to elevate the level of standard of post graduate medical education and to have uniformity in the curriculum and pattern of examinations.
St. Stephen's Hospital is one of the 135 accredited institutions for this purpose in India. The training programme in this hospital commenced in 1990. The duration of the course is 3 years after passing primary DNB Examination as stipulated by N.B.E. Candidates are being trained and sent up from 7 specialties in the hospital.
Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Obstetrics / Gynaecology admit 3 candidates per year (Subject to vacancy in each) and other departments two each. Candidates are given clinical and academic training by a team of Senior Consultants many of whom were retired professors from medical colleges.