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DNB (Ophthalmology) Programme

DNB (Ophthalmology) Programme

(Renewal from 2017 – 2020)

The Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Post-Graduate Ophthalmology Program under the aegis of National Board of Education, New Delhi commenced in 2011 with one seat being granted for Primary DNB and one seat for Post-Diploma candidates.

The focus of this program at MGM Eye Institute has been to impart a comprehensive training in clinical procedures, diagnostics and therapeutics in diseases of the eye and visual system. The strength of the program is the exposure of the trainee to entire spectrum of eye diseases as the institute has all the sub-specialty services like cornea & anterior segment, glaucoma, vitreo-retina, oculoplasty, paediatric ophthalmology, squint, neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis, and community ophthalmology.

No of seats

Post MBBS: - 1No.

Post Diploma: - 1No.

Highlights of the Programme

  • The OPDs have high quality slit-lamps, indirect ophthalmoscope, refraction units and diagnostic facilities which the DNB trainees are made to use so as to have hands on experience and better understanding. Postings in contact lens clinic, low vision clinics, custom made ocular prosthesis, eye bank,microbiology laboratory helps in acquiring a variety of ancillary skills.
  • A fully functional wet lab with phaco machine and consumables enable them to learn the surgical steps in a graded manner. This is helpful when they start their surgical training. Their surgical training is supervised closely by consultants.
  • The surgical exposure includes all types of cataract and oculoplasty surgeries and limited vitreo-retinal and corneal procedures.
  • To impart confidence, independent OPD and OR days from DNB final year.
  • To ensure a sound theoretical knowledge regular morning classes are held around the year which includes major reviews, case studies, journal articles, imaging and diagnostics. A collection of specimens, histopathology slides, x-ray, CT and MRI scans are available.
  • To inculcate research, DNB trainees are encouraged to take part in research activities besides their thesis work and present them in conferences.
  • The library is equipped with all standard textbooks and has important national and international journals. It is open 24x7.
  • To expose them to community blindness, the trainees attend community outreach camps independently and perform surgeries on the screened patients.

Overall the program is designed to ensure that the trainees gather a comprehensive knowledge so that on completion, they are able to manage patients independently.

DNB (Ophthalmology) Candidates

Sl. Name of Doctor Place Year of Joining Remarks
1 Dr. Neha Gupta Uttar Pradesh 2011 Cleared Examiniation in first attempt in 2014
2 Dr.Ipshita Aparajita Nanda Odisha 2012 Cleared Examiniation in first attempt in 2015
3 Dr.Patel Shailen R Gujarat 2013 Cleared Examiniation in first attempt in 2016
4 Dr.Kalpit Jangid Rajasthan 2014 Cleared Examiniation in first attempt in 2017
5 Dr. Priyavrat Bhatia Chhattisgarh 2015 Cleared Examiniation in first attempt in 2018
6 Dr. Arpit Sharma Madhya Pradesh 2016 Year of Completion is 2019
7 Dr. Deepanshu Agrawal Madhya Pradesh 2017 Year of Completion is 2019
8 Dr. Aashish Gangrade Madhya Pradesh 2017 Year of Completion is 2020
9 Dr. Prerna Agrawal Maharashtra 2018 Year of Completion is 2020
10 Dr. Alka Sonkeshri Chhattisgarh 2018 Year of Completion is 2021


“It has been a privilege to be a part of MGM Eye Institute as a DNB trainee. Initially it took me a few days to adjust with the schedule and the environment, but soon the things became easier. All the consultants are excellent teachers and were always there to clear the doubts of students. The regular classes conducted for DNB students were very beneficial to make our fundamentals strong. I really value not only the academic knowledge and surgical skill, but also the practical lessons of patient dealing and management that I have learned here. I really wish that many more students may benefit from the valuable teachings that are been offered here through DNB training..... .”

Dr. Neha Gupta
Batch: Year 2011-14

“I have done over 300 surgeries and am conversant with all the diagnostics as I have done them independently. My presentation skills have improved and in the recent state conference my paper was awarded Appreciation certificate. With my training I am confident of handling any patients with eye diseases....”

Dr. Patel Shailen R
Batch: Year 2013-16

“I am pursuing my DNB (Ophthalmology) training since May 2014 and during the period I felt that my presentation and teaching skills have improved a lot. In my 2.5 years of training I have performed over 500 surgeries and my surgical skills have been improving day by day. Moreover I am handling all diagnostics procedures. All thanks to my Consultants under whom I am learning a lot and also to the MGMEI family members for their constant support. I am privileged to be a part of this training in this prestigious institute and feeling at home for the work culture and support from all......''

Dr. Kalpit Jangid
DNB (Ophthalmology) Batch: Year 2014-17

Having being born and brought up at Chhattisgarh I had heard lots about the clinical and academic excellence achieved by MGMEI. I am at the middle of my second year of residency, and the institute has given me the opportunity to perform more than 600 cataract surgeries independently; along with other surgeries like Dacryocystectomy, Pterygium excision with autograft. We get to witness and assist advanced surgeries like SLET, DSAEK, Pars plana vitrectomy, scleral buckling, penetrating keratoplasty, orbitotomy etc. Even the clinical teaching is of high standards and we get a free hand on all diagnostic procedures. Every week exam oriented case presentations are conducted, with all the consultants giving their words of wisdom. I feel very happy as I have got a chance to pursue post graduate training at MGMEI......''

Dr. Priyavrat Bhatia
DNB (Ophthalmology) Final Year

When I came to Raipur 2 yearss ago, little did I know that I was to become a part of as great as an institute as MGM Eye Institute. Thanks to this institute, the last 2 years have totally changed my perspective towards clinical practice as well as academics. The academics are outstanding with daily morning lectures and case presentation, journal club on a regular basis. I feel fortunate to study under the guidance of experienced and student friendly consultants. From clinical point of view, I have had immeasurable amount of exposure to the patients including several interesting and rare cases, which I have also had chance to discuss with my consultants. The institute is well equipped with all the recent diagnostic facilities and I get full access to the same, which provide for a wonderful learning experience. In such a short span of time I have assisted Vitreo-retinal surgeries and able to perform cataract surgery independently. I am thankful to all those whose immense support have gone into making me what I am today…….”

Dr. Arpit Sharma
DNB (Ophthalmology) 2nd Year