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Indian Nursing Council

The Indian Nursing Council is an autonomous Body under the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. It was constituted by the Central Government under the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 of parliament in order to establish a uniform standard of training for nurses, Midwives and health visitors. 


Nursing Programs and Duration

Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife - 2 years
General Nursing & Midwifery - 3 and 1/2 years
B. Sc (Basic) - 4 years
B.Sc (Post Basic) - Regular: 2 yrs Distance: 3 yrs
M. Sc - 2 years
M. Phil - 1 year (Full time), 2 years (part time)
Ph D - 3-5 years

Eligibility Criteria of Nursing Programs


Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife (A. N. M.)
  • The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.
  • The maximum age for admission shall be 35 years.
  • The minimum educational requirements shall be 10 2 in Arts (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, Accountancy, Home Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy) and English Core/English Elective or Science or Health care Science - Vocational stream ONLY passing out from recognized Board.
  • Student shall be medically fit.
  • Students qualified in 10 2 Arts or Science examination conducted by National Institute of Open School.
  • Student shall be admitted once in a year.
General Nursing & Midwifery (G. N. M.)

  • Minimum and Maximum age for admission will be 17 and 35 years. There is no age bar for ANM/LHV.
  • 10 plus 2 class passed preferably Science (PCB) & English with aggregate of 40% marks.
  • 10 plus 2 in Arts (Mathematics, Biotechnology, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, Accountancy, Home Science, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy) and English Core/English Elective or Health care Science - Vocational stream ONLY, passing out from recognized Board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board with 40% marks.
  • 10 plus 2 vocational ANM under CBSE Board or other equivalent board with 40% marks.
  • Registered as ANM with State Nursing Registration Council.
  • Student shall be medically fit.
  • Students qualified in 10 plus 2 Arts or Science examination or Health care Science - Vocational stream ONLY conducted by National Institute of Open School with 40% marks.
  • Student shall be admitted once in a year.
B. Sc. (N)
  • The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.
  • 10 plus 2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
  • Student shall be medically fit.
  • Students appearing in 10 2 examination in Science conducted by National Institute of Open School with 45% marks.
  • Student shall be admitted once in a year.
Post Basic B. Sc. (N)

  • Passed the Higher Secondary or Senior Secondary or Intermediate or 10 2 or an equivalent examination recognized by the university for this purpose. Those who have done 10 1 in or before 1986, will be eligible for admission.
  • Obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M. with the State Nurses Registration Council. A male nurse, trained before the implementation of the new integrated course besides being registered as a nurse with State Nurses Registration Council, shall produce evidence of training approved by Indian Nursing Council for a similar duration in lieu of midwifery in any one of the following areas:
    • O.T. Techniques
    • Ophthalmic Nursing
    • Leprosy Nursing
    • TB Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Neurological and Neuro surgical Nursing
    • Community Health Nursing
    • Cancer Nursing
    • Orthopedic Nursing
    • Candidates shall be medically fit.
    • Students shall be admitted once in a year.

Indian Nursing Council
8th Floor , NBCC Center,
Plot No. 2, Community Center
Okhla Phase-I
New Delhi - 110020 
Phone : +91 - 11 - 66616800, 66616821, 66616822 
Fax : +91 - 11 - 66616806
Email : secy.inc@gov.in  , js.inc@gov.in

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