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DipNB Application National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped,



National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped,

B T Road, Bon- Hooghly,

Kolkata- 700 090.

Website : niohonline.org


The Principal/ Director


The National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata, is an apex institution of the country in the area of disability rehabilitation. NIOH is running different courses for medical and paramedical personnel in the area of Disability and Rehabilitation, one of which is DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation).

Please find attached advertisement for DNB (PMR) training for the session 2007-2009 in our Institute.

It will be of great help to us if this is circulated among postgraduate students of orthopaedics & PMR desires of joining this training.

We are going to arrange a Walk- in Interview for the session 2007-2009 on 14.02.2007 at 3 p.m. at NIOH campus, Kolkata.

A copy may be displayed on College Notice Board.

With thanks,


National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped,

B T Road, Bon- Hooghly,

Kolkata- 700 090.

National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped,
(Under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India)
B T Road, Bonhooghly, Kolkata-90

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) training for academic session 2006 at NIOH accredited by NBE, Ministry of Health, New Delhi. NIOH is an apex organization in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation, having well-equipped IPD, OPD, Operation theatres, Departments of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, P&O, Rehab. Nursing &SER & extension services; labs like Urodynamic, Gait, Arthroscopy& excellent library facility. Institute is in process to start Masters Course in PT,OT ,P&O and Advanced Diploma in Rehab. Nursing.

The focus of DNB(PMR) is on clinical training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation that includes treatment modalities in Physical Medicine, Orthopedic Restorative Surgery, Uro-dynamics, Electro-diagnosis (EMG & NCV), Principles of Therapeutic exercises, Disability Evaluation, Rehabilitation Management, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Psychosocial and Psychiatric Problems, Principles of Team approach, Organization and administration of Rehabilitation Facilities.

The no. of seats available for this session are

For candidate passed No of seats Duration
DNB Part-I/CET 02 3 years
Diploma in PMR 02 2 years

Eligibility MBBS (MCI recognized) MBBS with Dip. PMR with DNB part I/or PG diploma/ Degree in any subject


1st year 10,000 pm Equivalent to

2nd year 11,000 pm Registrar/ Sr. Resident/

3rd year 12,000 pm Tutor i.e. Rs. 12,000 pm

Interested candidates may apply giving complete bio-data to Director, NIOH, Kolkata by post/ email.

For further details, prospectus etc. may log in website
E-mail- nioh@vsnl.net
web site- www.niohonline.org
Tel-033-25311248, Fax-033-25318379

National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata
(Under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India)
(Fax-033-25318379, web- www.niohonline.org, e-mail- nioh@vsnl.net)

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE IThe Institute was established to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to the persons with loco-motor disability, irrespective of age, sex, caste and creed. Rehabilitation needs a team effort, where contribution from a wide variety of professionals is required. Development of composite approach of rehabilitation through a model services and manpower development are taken as its major objectives.

The main objectives of the Institute are:

  • Human Resource Development-to develop manpower for providing services to the Orthopaedically Handicapped population, namely training of Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist, Orthotic & Prosthetic technicians, Employment & Placement Officers and Vocational Counselor etc.
  • To provide services in the area of rehabilitation, restorative surgery, aids & appliances and vocational training to the persons with disability.
  • Manpower development to serve the orthopaedically handicapped population.
  • To conduct and sponsor research in all aspects related to the rehabilitation of the orthopaedically handicapped.
  • To standardize aids and appliances and to promote their manufacture & distribution.
  • To provide consultancy services to the State Government and voluntary agencies.
  • To serve as an apex documentation & information centre in the area of disability & rehabilitation.

Long Term Training Programs






3/2 years

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)


3 years

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)


2 years.

Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO)


2 years

Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT)


4 ½ years

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy (BOT)


4 ½ years

Bachelor in Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO)


4 ½ years

Diploma in Multipurpose Rehabilitation Work


1 ½ years

Post Graduate Diploma in Disability Rehabilitation & Management (PGDDRM)


1 year

Diplomate National Board (D.N.B)
In Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


3 years

Diploma in Tool & Die Making


4 years

Certificate Course In Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician (CPO)

(Above undergraduate and P.G. Courses are affiliated to West Bengal
University of Health Sciences and National Board of Examinations).

Short Term Training Programs
The institute conducts short term training programmes for Doctor’s Professionals, NGO’s Nurses, VOC Councellers, Social workers, Community leaders and Parents as per the training calendar of programmes GOVERNING BODY OF NIOH
The Governing body of NIOH is constituted by two Councils viz (1) General Council (GC) whose President is the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and (2) Executive Council (EC) whose Chairperson is the Joint Secretary (Disability Division), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. Director of the Institute is Administrative Head of the Institute and is Member Secretary for both the governing councils TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Human Resource Development has always been a priority for the Institute since its inception. To meet the demand of various Rehabilitation Professionals in the country, the institute conducts various long term and short term courses. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION IN DNB (PMR) COURSES


Candidates passed





Training Charge

Stipend /


DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)



2 Yrs

(i) MCI/University recognized Diploma in PMR

(ii) They are taken as Senior Residents / Tutor / Registrar on teaching / Clinical responsibility

(a) Tuition fees: Rs.15,000/-
(b) Library fees : Rs. 5000/-
(c) Internet fees: Rs. 10000/-
(d) Guest Lecture, Seminar / Conference fees : Rs. 10000/-
(e) Six monthly theory and practice fee: Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 12,000/-


DNB Part -I / CET



3 Yrs

MBBS (MCI recognized) with CET

(a) Tuition fees: Rs.15,000/
(b) Library fees : Rs. 5000/-Internet fees: Rs. 10000/-
(c) Guest Lecture, Seminer/Conf. fees : Rs. 10000/-
(d) Six monthly theory and practice fee: Rs. 10,000/-

1st. Yr. Rs. 10,000/-
2nd Yr. Rs. 11,000/-
3rd Yr. Rs. 12,000/-

Time frame / Schedule for enrolment

General Instructions

Time frame for National Board of Examination

The Session beginning

In January or July respectively

Date of Centralized Entrance Text

2nd Sunday of June and December each year

Tentative day of results

On and before 30th June and 31st December each year

Advertisement to be published

Within one week of the announcement of the result

Last date for candidates to apply for admission

Within 15 days of publication of results i.e. 15th July and 15th January each year

List of selected candidates will be display by the institute

Within 7 days of holding the Aptitude Test within 22 July and 22 January each year

Candidates to join the institution

Within 3 weeks of display the result by the Institute such as 15th August and 15th February each year

Leave for DNB Trainees: Leave to DNB Trainee (s) shall be granted as and when required as per the Hospital’s Leave Policy.

Interested candidates may apply giving complete bio-data to the Director, NIOH, Kolkata by post / e-mail within three weeks of the publication of advertisement.


  1. Just one question though. Have you made writing this blog as your profession or do you do this in your spare time?

  2. priya mehta says

    is there any stipend paid to MPT student in NIOH???

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