Medical Director Message.

Sarji hospital is one of the premier children’s hospital in shivamogga, Karnataka. The hospital has been in existence since 2014. Our hospital was started with a motto of delivering a good quality of health care to mother and children at an affordable cost. We started this hospital with a team of 2 paediatricians, 1 obstetrician along with 30 staffs. Within a span of 6 years, our hospital has grown to a sky-high occupying 10 full time paediatricians, 4 obstetricians and around 300 staffs. Yearly we see more than 1 lakh OPDs, more than 8000 inpatient admissions, more than 1000 deliveries and more than 2000 ICU admissions. Along with the number we give more importance to the good quality care at an affordable price.

We have most advanced equipments for mother and child care like therapeutic hypothermia, cerebral function monitoring, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, hearing screening by OAE and ABR etc, in a second tier city like shimoga.

From this year onwards, we have started DNB paediatrics post graduate courses (2 post MBBS and 2 post diploma) accredited by national board of examination. Our main goal is to produce a competent paediatrician in all respects to the society. We have a team of 10 paediatricians, with lots of clinical experience and academic excellence. We have already planned the academic activities of DNB residents. Along with the good exposure with our huge patient load and good hands on experience, we will also provide good academic activities and guide them for research activities.

Yours Sincerely
Chairman, Medical Director.

DNB Programme Information

  • We are a 120 bedded mother and child hospital and have a huge patient load, which gives good clinical and practical experience to the residents. Our hospital is a tertiary level referral unit. Catering neighbouring districts with 100 km radius.
  • We have level 3 NICU and PICU with well equipped and advanced instruments. With the help of 4 intensivists and well trained nurses, we are able to manage many sick cases. With this the DNB resident will get good exposure to all kinds of cases and good hands on experience on most of the procedures.
  • We have a team of 10 full time paediatric consultants, with lots of clinical experience and academic excellence.
  • Our planned academic activities will help DNB residents to face any kind of exams conducted by NBE.
  • All 10 paediatric consultants are student friendly, ready to help at any time for any matter.
  • The huge case load with various spectrum of illness and plenty of resources, made us to publish many research articles in various national and international journals. We will encourage the same to our DNB residents.
  • We have super speciality consultants in all paediatric super speciality branches, from which the DNB residents will get good exposure to these branches.
  • Shimoga is a nice place with good climatic condition and many famous places to visit, which makes your 3 year course a memorable one.
  • We have library facility with all recommended text books and reference books in the pediatric specialty, also having journal subscriptions.
We will provide a good accommodation with food facility nearest to the hospital premises, supervised regularly by our management.

Goals & FEE Guidelines


The goal of DNB course in Pediatrics is to produce a competent pediatrician who:

  • Recognizes the health needs of infants, children and adolescents and carries out professional obligations in keeping with principles of National Health Policy and professional ethics
  • Has acquired the competencies pertaining to paediatrics that are required to be practiced in the community and at all levels of health care system
  • Has acquired skills in effectively communicating with the child, family and the community
  • Is aware of the contemporary advances and developments in medical sciences as related to child health
  • Is oriented to principles of research methodology
  • Has acquired skills in educating medical and paramedical professionals

Revised training charges/fee structure for DNB & FNB Training is as follows:

Head Charges (in INR) per year
Tution fees 75,000/-
Library fees 15,000/-
Annual Appraisal fees 15,000/-
Accommodation Charges 20,000/-
TOTAL 1,25,000/-
General Fee guidelines:
  • The fees shall be collected annually and has to be paid by the trainee at the start of each academic year.
  • In any circumstances the fee shall be non-refundable to the candidates, if he/she leaves DNB/FNB training after joining the programme.
  • The fee shall be paid by the candidate only through Demand Draft/ Cheque/ electronic transfer and under no circumstances by cash.

For Primary candidates: 3 years

For Secondary Candidates: 2 years

Every candidate admitted to the training programme shall pursue a regular Course of study (on whole time basis) in the concerned recognized institution Under the guidance of recognized post graduate teacher for assigned period of the course.

Rules For Trainees

  • 1.DNB/FNB Trainees are entitled to avail leave during the course of DNB/FNB training as per the Leave Rules prescribed by NBE.
  • 2.A DNB/FNB Trainees can avail a maximum of 30 days of leave in a year excluding regular duty off/ Gazetted holidays as per hospital/institute calendar/policy. This leave shall be processed at the institutional level.
  • 3.Any kind of study leave is not permissible to DNB/FNB Trainees.
  • 4.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/FNB training program may be clubbed together with prior approval ofNBE.
  • 5.Unauthorized absence from DNB/FNB training for more than 7 days may lead to cancellation of registration and discontinuation of the DNB/FNB training and rejoining shall not be permitted.
  • 6.Any Leave availed by the candidate other than the eligible leave (30 days per year) shall lead to extension of DNB /FNB training. The training institute has to forward such requests to NBE along with the leave records of the candidate since his/her joining and supporting documents (if any) through the Head of the Institute with their recommendation/comments. NBE shall consider such requests on merit provided the seat is not carried over and compromise with training of existing trainees in the Department.
  • 7.DNB/FNB trainees are required to complete their training by a prescribed cut-off date (as per information bulletin of Exit exam) for being eligible to DNB/FNB Exit examination.

NBE Stipend Guidelines


Kind Attention: All NBE Accredited Hospitals/Institutes/Medical Colleges

  • 1.NBE stipend guidelines, as notified vide NBE notice dated 26-12-2013 and subsequent clarifications as notified vide NBE notice dated 03-11-2018 stands revised as under:
  • 2.The NBE accredited hospital shall have to pay the DNB/FNB Candidate a basic stipend as Mentioned below or basic stipend according to state government policy (whichever is higher).
DNB Broad Specialty (Post MBBS Trainees):
Year of Training Minimum Amount (In INR)
1st Year 35,000/-
2nd Year 37,000/-
3rd Year 39,000/-
DNB Broad Specialty (Post Diploma Trainees):
Year of Training Minimum Amount (In INR)
1st Year 35,000/-
2nd Year 37,000/-
Case presentations and discussions Once a week
Seminar Once a week
Journal club Once a week
Grand round presentation Once a week
Faculty lecture teaching Once a month
Mortality meet Once a month

Thesis Protocol Summit

  • 1.DNB candidates are required to submit their thesis protocol within 90 days of their joining DNB training.
  • 2.Enclosures to be submitted along with protocol submission form:
    • a.Form for Thesis Protocol Submission properly filled.
    • b.Thesis Protocol duly signed.
    • c.Approval letter of institutional Ethical committee. (Mandatory, non receivable of any one is liable for rejection)
  • 1.As per NBE norms, writing a thesis is essential for all DNB candidates towards partial fulfilment of eligibility for award of DNB degree.
  • 2.DNB candidates are required to submit the thesis before the cut-off date which shall be 30th June of the same year for candidates appearing for their scheduled December final theory examination. Similarly, candidates who are appearing in their scheduled June DNB final examination shall be required to submit their thesis by 31st December of preceding year.
  • 3.Candidates who fail to submit their thesis by the prescribed cut-off date shall NOT be allowed to appear in DNB final examination.
  • 4.Fee to be submitted for assessment (In INR): 3500/-
  • 5.Fee can be deposited ONLY through pay-in-slip/challan at any of the Indian bank branch across India. The challan can be downloaded from NBE website
  • 6.Thesis should be bound and the front cover page should be printed in the standard format. A bound thesis should be accompanied with:
    • a.Synopsis of thesis.
    • b.Form for submission of thesis, duly completed
    • c.NBE copy of challan (in original) towards payment of fee as may be applicable.
    • d.Soft copy of thesis in a CD duly labelled.
    • e.Copy of letter of registration with NBE.

Contact Us

Dr Dhananjaya S R.
Medical Director.

Dr Sathish H S .
Medical superintendent.

Dr Vinayaka H S.
Academic Coordinator.