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Top Institutes/Universities to pursue Nursing Education

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Whenever we think about nursing, extra care, polite nature and dedication to work are the key skills that come up in our mind. The helping hand given by the nurses to their patients plays a crucial role in their recovery from various illnesses. Due to these special qualities, trained nurses are in high demand for private or government hospitals in India and overseas too. After completing senior secondary level from medical subjects, nursing is the best option for students to get followed. There is a wide list of institutes and universities all over the country which provide nursing education. These colleges offer various courses for nursing education such as ANM (Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery), GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in nursing education and more.

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We are going to discuss a few of them who provides quality teaching related to this profession:

  1. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi

AIIMS established in 1956 as an institute that provides medical services including nursing education and jobs. This institute has its own medical degrees and academic distinctions and is undoubtedly certified. The aim is to provide training for various medical professions based on research and inquiry, to attain self-sufficiency in their fields, to provide unbiased and affordable medical services.

 Admission Criteria: Admissions are based on entrance exams which are conducted all over the country.

Courses: AIIMS provides 42 disciplines in various fields, including graduation, post-graduation, and specialty courses.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses


B.Sc. (Hons.) Human Biology

B.Sc.Courses in Nursing, Audiometry, Ophthalmic, Techniques, and Radiography


DM & MCh in Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endocrinology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Pediatric Surgery, Medical oncology, Gastroenterology

M Sc (Master's Degree in Science)

M-Biotech (Master's Degree in Biotechnology)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


  1. PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research), Chandigarh

PGIMER was started in 1962 to provide high-quality care to the patients and to provide practical training to students for getting into the medical and nursing profession.

Admission Criteria: Candidates can apply for entrance exams which are declared through advertisements in the leading newspapers. The entrance exams are held twice a year for getting admissions. Once in the month of December (for Jan session) and the other in June (for July session).

Courses: It offers both graduate and post-graduate courses in nursing. Along with the academics, the curriculum is designed to put students in 4-5 hours clinical practice daily.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

B.Sc nursing (4 years)

B.Sc nursing post basic (2 years) nursing (2 years) in Medical, Surgical, and Community Health Nursing specialties



  1. West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS):

WBUHS established in Kolkata under ‘West Bengal Act. XIII' of 2002'. The aim is to provide affiliated and systematic training and research to students. The institute also provides scholarships to the students for pursuing higher education.

Admission Criteria: One has to crack entrance exams to get admission in this university. Eligibility criteria are based on selected field.

Courses: University offers various graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral courses for training and research. These courses are offered in any field such as Modern System of Medicine, Unani System of Medicine, Homeopathic System of Medicine, Ayurvedic System of Medicine, Nursing Education, Dental Education, Pharmacy Education, Education on Laboratory Technology, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Education on other paramedical courses such as Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics-Orthotics. Various new courses are also introduced by this university, including Post-doctoral Certificate Course in Neuro-anesthesia, MPT and Master of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.


  1. Manipal Academy of Higher Education:

Manipal University offers excellent academics in higher education. It is spread among 57 countries in the world. It offers a large number of courses related to health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities. This university won IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award for providing holistic education.

Admission Criteria: One can apply for various courses regularly after clearing entrance exams. One can also apply for distance education. This university also provides education to overseas students.

Courses: There is a wide list of various undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and certified courses in many fields. One can visit their website in academics section and get detailed information about all the choices in various fields and can follow up with the one which suits as per your qualification and interests.



  1. Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar:

ACN (Army College of Nursing) established in 2005 for female dependents of Army personnel/Ex-servicemen. It works as a chain of 134 Army Public Schools, 246 Army Pre Primary Schools and 12 professional colleges countrywide. These colleges provide education to the students of Engineering, Dental, Medical, Management, Law and more. ACN is recognized institute by Indian Nursing Council (INC), New Delhi and affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Admission Criteria: One has to clear Combined Written Admission Test (CWAT) for getting admission to the B.Sc nursing course in this college. One can get a prospectus from the college itself or through a registered post.

Courses: Army College of nursing provides a bachelor degree in nursing. This degree course includes 4-year curriculum along with and an internship, which involves practical sessions for 30 hours per week.


  1. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

NIMHANS is a multidisciplinary institute that provides medical services and education in the field of mental health and neurosciences. The main feature of this institute is that it provides practical training in clinical aspects of the neurosciences, including behavioral sciences, basic biological sciences and ancient health systems. More than 1,000 Psychiatrists, about 600 Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatric Nurses get settled in their field of specialization in India and overseas too.

Admission Criteria: Admissions are based on eligibility and entrance exam based on the field one wants to go with. One can visit their website for getting complete guidelines and download prospectus to know about each and every course.

Courses: This institute provides various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, MD/MS, M.Phil, Doctorate courses along with various specialty courses. Most of the courses are on a regular basis. Some of them are short-term training courses and various others are certified courses in multi-specialties.



  1. Government College of Nursing, Kottayam

It is the third government college of nursing in Kerala established in 1982. The college is affiliated to MG University. The first batch of this college had just 25 students and now it goes on increasing day by day and is famous for its quality education.

Admission Criteria: There are limited seats for getting admissions in various nursing professions.

Courses: This college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and post diploma courses in nursing.


Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

B.Sc nursing (4 years) + 12 months internship


Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (3 years) nursing (2 years) in Medical Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Psychiatric nursing, OBG Nursing, Community health nursing.

Post diploma courses include Critical care Nursing, Neurology Nursing, Cardiothoracic Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, Oncology Nursing.


Other Top Institutions:

There is a wide list of institutes and universities all over the world who provides nursing education. Some of the other top institutions for nursing are as follows:

  • RAK College of Nursing, Delhi
  • CMC Vellore College of Nursing
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • SNDT Faculty of Nursing, Mumbai
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
  • School of Health Sciences: IGNOU
  • Christian Medical College, Ludhiana


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