The Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology is a two-year course that aims to equip physicians to provide intermediate level and emergency cardiac care to outpatients as well as inpatients in peripheral hospitals.

At the end of this program, a Dip. Card. trainee will be able to recognize common cardiac conditions, appropriately manage common cardiac conditions (including cardiac emergencies), identify patients that need to be referred for further diagnostic workup or management, become familiar with invasive and non invasive cardiac procedures.

NICVD has collaborated with Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) for this program and upon completion, DUHS issues the NICVD Diploma in Cardiology to students.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates who meet the requirements below are eligible to apply for the Dip.Card program:-
-Completed  M.B.B.S. Degree
-One year house job [Recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council]
-Government employees must get a clearance from their appropriate department if admitted.

Application and Selection Process

Application form and prospectus can be downloaded from An application form processing fee (non-refundable) will be charged at time of submission of form. Payment should be made by Pay Order in favour of “DIPCARD NICVD”. No payment through cheque or cash will be accepted.


Last Date of Submission

Rs.2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand Only)

Friday, 20th October, 2017

Last Date of Submission with Late Fee

Rs.3000/- (Rupees Three Thousand Only)

Monday, 30th October, 2017


If you are sending your documents through post, kindly ensure that your documents reach our office before the last date.

Admit card will be issued only to those candidates who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria and submitted their application form complete in all respects.

Candidate will have to personally collect the admit card.

Entrance test and Interview will be held at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Karachi, in November, 2017. Course will start from 1stJanuary, 2018.

More Details about the program are available in the prospectus.

[Postgraduate Diploma Application Form]

Mailing Address:

Post-Graduate Section, Fifth Floor, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Rafiqui (H.J.) Shaheed Road, Karachi.
Phone: 021-99201271—10 Lines, Ext. 329.

-Application & Entrance exam fee:  As and when announced by the institute (nonrefundable)
-Admission Fee:  PKR. 20,000/- (non-refundable)
-Enrollment fee:  As per DUHS’ policies (non-refundable)
-Exam fee and final exit exam fee:  As per DUHS’ policies (non-refundable)
 -A Stipend is paid to all trainees as per the institute’s policies