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Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that has afflicted mankind since antiquity. Unlike the other historically deadly diseases like small pox, leprosy, plague and cholera, TB even today continues to be a major public health problem in much of the developing world. India contributes one-fourth of the global burden of TB and an estimated 4.2 lakh lives are lost every year due to this illness.

The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) of the Government of India offers quality assured diagnosis and treatment free of charge to TB patients. But more than half of all TB patients seek care preferentially from the private sector. Recently there have been major developments in the management of TB, particularly in diagnosis and fresh guidelines and protocols have been framed. The online course for doctors “Manage TB” offered by ICMR-NIRT is an initiative to address this felt need of sensitizing doctors both in public and private sector to the standards of care and the new guidelines and developments in the modern management of TB. The course has been designed keeping in mind the busy schedule of practicing Physician. We believe that this is the first online course of this type in India and we are confident it will enable practicing doctors to keep themselves abreast of current developments and best clinical practices in the management and control of this disease

We have successfully completed two editions of this online course, the first in August - October 2018 and second in February - April 2019. More than 3500 participants enrolled for the courses, and of those who took the final exam 99.5% where declared passed. We have had favourable feedback on the merits and value of the course. We are now happy to announce the third run of the course is starting in July 2019. We hope that this Online 8-Week “ManageTB” course will benefit doctors treating TB patients and medical students in guiding them to offer care of higher order to their patients.



We expect that this course to be very useful to Medical Practitioners / Undergraduate MBBS students both in public and private sector in their day to day practice in diagnosing and treating TB patients according to recommended standards.


Those with MBBS degree from recognized University & Undergraduate MBBS students


20 hours in 8 weeks


•  Video lectures
•  Case/panel discussions
•  Demonstration laboratory videos
•  Reading material/MCQs


•   This online course is free.
•   However if the participant wishes to get a certificate he/she has
     to undertake an exam.
•   Final exam (in-person, invigilated,currently conducted in india)
     is mandatory for certification
•   Exam Fee: INR Rs.1000


                               Message from DG, ICMR






Dr. Mohan Natarajan,
Scientist F & Head,
Department of Clinical Research,

Dr. V V Banurekha,
Scientist D,
Department of Clinical Research,

Dr. M S Jawahar,
Former Scientist G,



Introductory Video


Course Launch Event


   Last Date for Course Enrollment  
 28th July 2019
   Course Starts  
   29th July 2019
   Course Ends  
   20th September 2019
   Date of Exam
   29th September 2019
   Last date for exam registration  
   23rd August 2019
Click here to Enrol
Click here for Exam Registration


Contact Details:
Ms. Thriveni
Administrative Assistant

email: managetbcourse@gmail.com
+91 44 28362431

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