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


Affiliating Body

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

Student Intake

1 student per year

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Key Information


The primary teaching-learning methods employed are

  • Dedicated lectures, tutorials, case presentation with hands-on practical sessions.
  • Weekly case presentations & discussions.
  • Weekly seminars.
  • Weekly journal club sessions.
  • Weekly grand round presentations by various departments and subspecialties.
  • Monthly lectures by faculty members.
  • Monthly clinical audits.
  • Trainees present a poster and give an oral presentation at least once during their training at a notable conference.


  • The course is guided by a dedicated and expert faculty team, aligned with NMC standards.
  • With well-equipped facilities, including lecture halls, department-specific labs, a library, and hostel accommodations, students are guaranteed a comfortable learning experience.
  • The K J Somaiya charitable hospital offers ample clinical resources and a plethora of patient in flow , providing hands-on experience across various sections.

Program Outcome

A DNB (Psychiatry) postgraduate can

  • Join teaching institutions and specialize in teaching psychiatry.
  • Collaborate with private or corporate hospitals as a psychiatric consultant.
  • Open an independent private psychiatric clinic or practice.
  • Seek further super-specialty training in specific areas of psychiatry.


The program aims to

  • Provide fundamental skills in psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
  • Develop competencies for community and healthcare system psychiatry practice.
  • Keep trainees updated on recent advancements in mental health.
  • Orient them to research methodology principles.
  • Equip them with teaching skills for medical and paramedical professionals

The course curriculum is prescribed by the National Board of Examinations. Please visit the following link to view the details.