Kind Attn: Head of the Institutions/DNB Coordinators of all NBE accredited Institutions/ Medical Colleges and all DNB candidates.
Sub: NBE Leave Rules
1.DNB Trainees are entitled to leave during the course of DNB training as per the Leave Rules prescribed by NBE.
2.A DNB candidate can avail a maximum of 20 days of leave in a year excluding weekly off/Gazetted holidays as per hospital/institute calendar.
3.1.A female candidate is permitted a maternity leave of 90 days once during the duration of entire DNB course.
3.2.The expected date of delivery (EDD) should fall within the duration of maternity leave.
3.3.Extension of maternity leave is permissible only for genuine medical reasons and after prior approval of NBE. The supporting medical documents have to be certified by the Head of the Institute/hospital where the candidate is undergoing DNB training. NBE reserves its rights to take a final decision in such matters.
3.4.The training of the candidate shall be extended accordingly in case of any extension of maternity leave being granted to the candidate.
3.5.Candidate shall be paid stipend during the period of maternity leave. No stipend shall be paid for the period of extension of leave.
4.Male DNB candidates are entitled for paternity leave of maximum of one week during the entire period of DNB training.
5.No kind of study leave is permissible to DNB candidates. However, candidates may be allowed an academic leave as under across the entire duration of training program to attend the conferences/CMEs/Academic programs/Examination purposes.
NO. OF ACADEMIC LEAVE
DNB 3 years Course
(Broad & Super Specialty)
DNB 2 years Course
DNB Direct 6 years Course
6.Under normal circumstances leave of one year should not be carried forward to the next year. However, in exceptional cases such as prolonged illness the leave across the DNB training program may be clubbed together with prior approval of NBE.
7.Any other leave which is beyond the above stated leave is not permissible and shall lead to extension/cancellation of DNB course.
8.Any extension of DNB training for more than 2 months beyond the scheduled completion date of training is permissible only under extra-ordinary circumstances with prior approval of NBE.Such extension is neither automatic nor shall be granted as a matter of routine.
9.Unauthorized absence from DNB training may lead to cancellation of registration and discontinuation of the DNB training and rejoining shall not be permitted.
10.1.Leave on medical grounds is permissible only for genuine medical reasons and NBE should be informed by the concerned institute/hospital about the same immediately after the candidate proceeds on leave on medical grounds.
10.2.The supporting medical documents have to be certified by the Head of the Institute/hospital where the candidate is undergoing DNB training and have to be sent to NBE.
10.3.The medical treatment should be taken ordinarily from the institute/hospital where the candidate is undergoing DNB training.Any deviation from this shall be supported with valid grounds and documentation.
10.4.In case of medical treatment being sought from some other institute/hospital, the medical documents have to be certified by the Head of the institute/hospital where the candidate is undergoing DNB training.
10.5.NBE reserves its rights to verify the authenticity of the documents furnished by the candidate and the institute/hospital regarding Medical illness of the candidate and to take a final decision in such matters.
11.The eligibility for DNB Final Examination shall be determined strictly in accordance with the criteria prescribed in the respective information bulletin.