Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)

Academic Eligibility

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher secondary Education, Kerala or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Biology seperately and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology Put together, are eligible.

Candidates who have passed the B.Sc. Degree (Three year course) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, or Biochemistry as Main, and any one or two of the above subjects as Subsidiaries, with 50% marks for Main & Subsidiaries taken together, subject to the condition that they have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala or examinations recognised as
equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to B Sc (Nursing)

Candidates who have appeared for the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination will be permitted to submit the application. However, they should attain the prescribed qualification and submit copies of mark list before the last date prescribed for registration of academic data.

Relaxation in marks:

Candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (as per G.O. (P) No. 208/66/Edn dated 2.5.1966, G.O(MS) No.95/08/SCSTDD dated 06.10.2008 and amendments thereof, with a total annual family income not exceeding Rs.4.5 lakhs, will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology/Bio Technology/Computer Science and 45% marks in the case of optional subjects put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.
The relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination extended to SEBC candidates only will be applicable to OEC candidates even if they are allotted against the un availed seats of SC/ST quota. Also refer Clause 5.4.3 (f).
No rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted. For example, a score of 50 marks out of 100 or 150 marks out of 300 alone will be considered as 50% marks and scores of 45 out of 100 or 135 out of 300 alone will be considered as 45% marks for determining eligibility.
Candidates should have attained the academic eligibility on or before the last date specified for submission of academic data.


Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December of the academic year. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit except for candidates under service quota. The upper age limit for candidates under service quota will be 45 years for B.Sc.Nursing


The selection of students for the Bachelor of Nursing is strictly on merit basis as decided by the competent authority approved by the Government of Kerala/Kerala University of Health Sciences.

DURATION OF COURSE:- The course duration of Bachelor of Nursing  will be 4 Year.

Note: The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognized as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.

Academic eligibility should be satisfied as on the last date for submission of academic data.


Duration: 4 Years
Eligibility: Plus Two
Fees: As per Govt. Norms
Seats: 50