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No.V. 11025/6/94-ME (UG), Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

No.V. 11025/6/94-ME (UG)

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


New Delhi, the 3.10.94


          Health Secretaries of all State/U.T. Govts.


Sub:  NBE qualifications awarded by the National board of Examination-Equivalence of



          I am directed to say that medical qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations are included in the First Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and are considered at par with Postgraduate Medical qualifications of the Indian universities.  However, it has been brought to our notice that employing organizations are not recognizing these degrees at par with MD/MS degrees of other universities.  As the National Board of Examinations, an autonomous body directly under the control of the Central Govt., is keeping high standard of medical examinations and it is requested that all concerned may please be instructed to give due importance to NBE qualifications and treat them at par with MD/MS of Indian Universities for all posts, including teaching post.


          The Medical Council of India while considering the question of equivalence of MAMC/MNAMS/Dip. N.B. qualification awarded by the National Board of Examinations with M.D./M.S. and D.M./M.Ch. qualifications granted by the university/medical Institutions, has adopted the following recommendation, which was circulated to all the authorities concerned by the Council on 6.12.93 for information and necessary guidance:


          It is recommended that for teaching appointments in the broad specialities the holder of Diplomate NBE should have at least 1 year teaching experience as Tutor/Registrar/Demonstrator or equivalent post in a recognized medical college imparting undergraduate teaching and training for appointment as Lecturer.  Regarding the candidates holding Diplomate NBE in super specialities, the training shall be for 2 years in a recognized medical college having recognised postgraduate medical degree in the concerned speciality for appointment as Lecturers”


          It is requested that the above may please be brought to the notice of all recruiting agencies under control for information and compliance.


Yours faithfully,




Director (ME)


Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:-


1.                The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi

2.                All Ministries/Departments of Government of India

3.                All Universities.

4.                 The President, National Board of Examinations, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.

5.                Dte. G.H.S., C.H.S.I.,C.H.S.II., C.H.S.III, C.H.S.I.C., C.H.S.V. ME (PG)

6.                JS(L), Ds(CHS), US(CHS), DIR (ME), PS TO JS (I)/US(ME)

7.                Secretary, Medical Council of India, Temple Lane, Kotla Road, New Delhi


Yours faithfully,





Director (ME)




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