Study General Nursing and Midwifery in Kerala with stipend, apply now

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Applications are now invited for the General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) programme in nursing colleges of the Kerala Government. Those joining the three-year diploma course can earn a monthly stipend of Rs 700. Besides, the participants would be paid Rs 2,000 as stipend during the six-month internship period.

The last date to apply is 30 July.


The applicants should have passed higher secondary Plus-Two (Class 12) course with at least 40% marks. Besides, they should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the core subjects. If there are inadequate number of applicants from the Science stream, then candidates from other streams would be considered.

Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates need to only pass the exam to be eligible.

The applicants should be in good health.

Where to study

All the 14 districts in Kerala have a government-run nursing school. Besides, there is a separate nursing school at Asramam in Kollam exclusively for SC/ST students. Of the total seats here 20% is kept aside for male candidates. Candidates from anywhere in Kerala can directly apply to this nursing school.

After earning the diploma, fresh Nursing and Midwifery professionals are required to enter the service, with stipulated remuneration, as demanded by the government.

The phone numbers of the nursing schools are given in the prospectus.

Hostel facilities are available for female candidates.

How to apply

The prospectus and the application form could be downloaded by clicking the ‘Downloads – Notification’ link on the website of the Director of Health Services;

The filled–in application form, along with self-attested documents and the treasury challan, should be submitted at the principal’s office of the respective nursing college at the applicant’s district.

These should be submitted before 5 pm on 30 July.

The application fee of Rs 250 should be paid to the account number 0210 -80-800-88 at the treasury. SC/ST applicants need to pay Rs 75.

District-wise share of seats

A total of 365 seats have been distributed among the districts as per a specific criterion. Out of these 60% seats in each district are for the general category, while 40% seats have been reserved for SC/ST communities.

The seats that are reserved for sports, wards of defence personnel, wards or paramilitary personnel, those who reside in orphanages and persons with disabilities would be assigned from the general seats.

The candidates can only apply to the colleges in their respective districts. In order to apply in a district that is different from the one that is shown in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate, the applicant must produce the Village Officer’s certificate that he/she had been a resident of the new district at least for the last five years.

Those who drop out of the course will have to pay a compensation fixed by the government.

Age limit

The applicants should be between 17 and 21 years of age as on 31 December 2022. Meanwhile, it could be up to 32/30 years for SC/ST candidates as well as those from the Other Backward Classes.

ANM: Apply until 30 July

Applications are invited from female candidates for the two-ear Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) course offered at the centres in Thiruvananthapuram, Thalayolaparambu, Peringottuserry (Palakkad) and Kasaragod.

The applicants should have passed Plus-Two in any stream. The applications could be submitted until 5 pm on 30 July. A total of 130 seats are up for grabs.

The centre at Thiruvananthapuram is exclusively for SC/ST candidates.

All the students would get a monthly stipend of Rs 500. The prospectus and the application form could be downloaded from the website.

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