Training in Infectious Diseases

In India, there are several accredited training programs in Infectious Diseases aimed at cultivating expertise and proficiency in combating infectious diseases. These programs cater to medical professionals seeking advanced education and specialization in the field. Here are three prominent training pathways:

Doctorate in Medicine (DM)

This 3-year postdoctoral training program, recognized by the National Medical Council, offers a comprehensive curriculum focused on the study and management of infectious diseases. It is designed for medical postgraduates who aspire to specialize in this dynamic and critical area of medicine. Through a combination of structured academic program, clinical rotations, and research, trainees develop proficiency in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diverse infectious diseases.

Doctorate of National Board (DrNB)

Accredited by the National Board of Examination (NBE), the DrNB program provides an extensive three-year training period dedicated to the specialization in Infectious Diseases. Participants undergo training under experienced faculty members and gain hands-on experience in diagnosing, treating, and preventing various infectious diseases.

These accredited training programs play a pivotal role in nurturing skilled infectious disease specialists equipped to address evolving healthcare challenges. Trainees emerge with a deep understanding of infectious agents, epidemiology, antimicrobial therapies, infection control measures, and public health interventions, contributing significantly to the management and containment of infectious diseases in India and beyond.

Following are the list of accredited programs:


Sr No Degree/Diploma Affiliation (NMC/NBE) Institution /Hospital No. of seats Supervisor
1. D.M NMC AIIMS, Raipur 1 Dr. Vinay Pandit
2. D.M NMC School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata 3 Dr. Bibhuti Saha
3. D.M NMC AIIMS, Jodhpur 4 Dr. M K Garg
4. D.M NMC AIIMS, New Delhi 6 Dr. Naveet Wig
5. D.M NMC CMC, Vellore 2 Dr George M Varghese, Dr Priscilla Rupali
6. D.M NMC Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2 Dr. Kavitha Saravu
7. D.M NMC Govt. Medical College-Kottayam 2 Dr. Sajith Kumar
8. D.M NMC AIIMS, Rishikesh, India 2 Dr. P. K. Panda


Sr No Degree/Diploma Affiliation (NMC/NBE) Institution /Hospital No. of seats Supervisor
1. DrNB NBE Apollo Hospital 21, Greams Lane, Off Greams Rd, Thousand Lights, Chennai Tamil Nadu-600006 4 Dr. Ram Gopalakrishnan
2. DrNB NBE Apollo Hospital Room No. 306 Office of the Director of Medical Education Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Telangana-500033 1 Dr. Suneetha Narreddy
3. DrNB NBE Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences PB No-1, Anayara PO, Trivandram Kerala-695029 1 Dr. Rajalakshmi
4. DrNB NBE Manipal Hospital No-98, Rustum Bagh, Old Airport Road, Bangalore 2 Dr. Neha Mishra
5. DrNB NBE P. D. Hinduja National and Medical Research Centre,Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400016 2 Dr. Ayesha Sunavala
6. DrNB NBE Sterling Hospital Road, Gurukul Road Behind Drive-In Cinema, Ahmedabad 1 Dr. Atul Patel
7. DrNB Sher-i-Kashmir University Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science 2 Dr. Ajaz Nabi Koul