Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has developed a one-year Post Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine (PDCDM) programme. This programme is targeted towards postgraduate medical graduates. Post Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine is an innovative Programme which aims at providing comprehensive knowledge on basics of nephrology as related to haemo dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant. It is oriented towards training the physicians in managing hemodialysis units including stand-alone-hemodialysis Units. This one-year training of physicians in dialysis will help in building up trained manpower resource at various level of health care, as more dialysis units come up both in Govt. and Private sectors. This will ultimately help to improve accessibility to dialysis facility in various parts of the country including the northeastern states.