Coronavirus Impact: NBE extends training of DNB, FNB candidates by atleast 6 weeks
New Delhi: In view of the growing pandemic of coronavirus in the country, the National Board of Examinations has decided to extend the training of DNB/FNB residents by atleast a period of 6 weeks
The traininig has been extended for all those candidates who are going to end their training term between 01/04/2020 - 30/06/2020. Confirmation to this effect was recently made by a public notice issued by NBE on Extension of Training of candidates ending between 01/04/2020 - 30/06/2020, impacted due to the current COVID-19 Crisis and Lockdown. The notice stated that the extension is not going to interfere with the eligibility of the candidates to appear in their respective exit examinations adding that they would be paid stipend during the said period.
The notice highlighted the following points.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, training of DNB/FNB residents has been adversely impacted in the entire country.
Therefore, it has been decided to extend the period of training of all DNB/ FNB students whose tenures are ending between 01/04/2020 and 30/06/2020 (both days inclusive) in all the specialties, by a period of 6 weeks and until further notice.
This extension is done under special circumstances would not interfere with the eligibility of the candidates to appear in their respective exit examinations and the candidates shall be paid stipend by the hospital for this period as per NBE stipend guidelines.
The cutoff date for training completion for candidates for the purpose of determination of eligibility for DNB Final Examination Dec 2019 stands modified to 11th August 2020
NBE is the apex regulator for all hospitals offering FND/FNB courses across the country. Last year, the National Board of Examination has issued the revised guidelines for the stipend to be paid to DNB and FNB candidates pursuing their PG medical courses at various accredited hospitals/institutions across the country. As per the notice, NBE accredited hospital shall have to pay the DNB/FNB Candidate a basic stipend as mentioned in the notice or basic stipend according to state government policy (whichever is higher).
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