This Board became an independent and autonomous body in the year 1982. degree, this submission is vehemently disputed by Mr.
It confers a post-graduate degree which is known as the "Diplomate of National Board". It appears that thereby a dual system of awarding post-graduate degrees was created, one being the post-graduate degree granted by various universities duly recognised by the Medical Council of India and the second one being the degree at the post-graduate level titled the 'Diplomate of the National Board'(DNB for short) granted by the respondent No. In exercise of the power conferred by Section 32 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, Notification No. 1 has claimed that the post-graduate degree awarded by the Board is equivalent to the M. Maninder Singh, learned Counsel appearing for the Medical Council of India - respondent No. courses is totally different from the scheme of the examination conducted by the respondent No. course not only undergo regular teaching but also get hands on experience on patients and undergo vigorous training during the three year course which according to him is not undergone by the candidates who undergo the DNB tests. 1 conducts examination in different specialities which consists of written examination and practical examinations in various centres notified in its Bulletin of Information.
However since the examinations used to be conducted by different universities and institutions, therefore the standard of evaluation used to vary from university to university. The respondents have pointed out that the National Board of Examinations was established by the Government of India in the year 1975.
Accordingly, it is with a view to improve the quality of higher medical education uniformly throughout the country that the respondent No. The main objective of the Board was to establish an examining body at the national level which could conduct post-graduate and post doctral examination of uniform and high standards.
As she had already done house job for one year, after her admission, the petitioner was required to undergo training for only two years more which she completed from the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital from Delhi in the year 1999.
Her performance record of internal assessment was maintained in the log book which recorded satisfaction of the senior doctors and the head of the department with her work.
He/she is required to secure a minimum of 50% marks to pass this examination which is conducted at a centre set up by the respondent No. Thereafter a candidate is allowed to appear for a practical examination in terms of Clause 6.7 as noticed above. The petitioner has submitted that she secured a good first division in her school leaving examination and was granted admission to the MBBS course after passing the entrance examination in her first attempt.
She also claims to have successfully completed a one year house job to the satisfaction of senior doctors and thereafter cleared the primary examination of the DNB course in the first attempt.
Such training consisted of successful conduct and participation in hundreds of cases of deliveries and other related cases in her subject of specialisation which, she has submitted, that she competently handled individually. The petitioner submits that she completed all the four papers in the final theory examination held in February, 1999 as part of the DNB degree and also submitted the requisite thesis and dissertation.
This thesis was also approved in a single attempt entitling the petitioner to appear for the practical examination in terms of Clause 6.7 noticed above. On 3rd June, 1999, the petitioner appeared in the practical examination held at the KG Medical College, Lucknow which, according to the petitioner, was a mere formality and an interview of barely a few minutes without any test of either personality or professional ability was conducted.