Diplomate of National Board (Ophthalmology) - Secondary | DNB (Ophthalmology Secondary)


Affiliating Body

The program is affiliated to the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

Student Intake

1 per year

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Key Information


Fundamental Components of the Teaching Programme

  • The primary teaching-learning methods employed are dedicated lectures, tutorials, case presentation with hands-on practical sessions.
  • Weekly case presentations & discussions.
  • Seminars every week.
  • Weekly journal club sessions.
  • Grand round presentations by rotating departments and subspecialties each week.
  • Monthly faculty lectures.
  • Clinical audits conducted monthly.
  • Trainees present a poster and deliver at least one oral presentation during their training at a notable conference.


  • The DNB Ophthalmology course at K J Somaiya is steered by a seasoned and committed faculty, adhering to NMC guidelines.
  • With top-notch amenities, such as lecture rooms, specialized labs, a resource-rich library, and student hostels, learners are assured an enriching and comfortable academic journey.
  • Beyond the classroom, the K J Somaiya charitable hospital provides extensive clinical resources, facilitating hands-on learning in varied sections.
  • Moreover, students benefit from the eye camps at various locations, visits to eye banks, an affiliation with EBCRC for corneal transplantation Comprehensive guided hand on surgical training covering an array of eye surgeries.
  • Super Speciality OPD’s by dedicated Professionals once a week to provide exposure to students in sub specialities like Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retina , Squint Etc.

Program Outcome

A DNB (Ophthalmology) postgraduate can

  • Join academic institutions and focus on teaching ophthalmology.
  • Partner with private or corporate hospitals as an ophthalmology consultant.
  • Establish an independent private ophthalmology clinic or practice.
  • Pursue further super-specialty training in specific domains of ophthalmology.


  • This program aims to unify postgraduate Ophthalmology education, producing skilled ophthalmic surgeons with up-to-date knowledge. Graduates will possess diagnostic and surgical expertise and be well-versed in the blindness control program to contribute to eradicating blindness in the country.
  • The course curriculum is prescribed by the National Board of Examinations. Please visit the following link to view the details.