Applications are invited for the Entrance Examination for admission to Post Graduate Degree Courses in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) 2012 in the Nursing Colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kozhikode and Alappuzha and Govt. Seats in Self Financing colleges in the following Specialties. 1) Medical Surgical Nursing 2) Community Health Nursing 3) Child Health Nursing 4) Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing 5) Mental Health Nursing (Duration of the course will be 2 academic year -24 months)
Eligibility for Admission : (i) Nativity : Applicant should be an Indian citizen of Kerala Origin.
(ii) Academic qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Nursing (Regular course)of Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi,Cochin,Kannur University or any other University recognized by KUHS,Karala,Calicut,Mahatma Gandhi University,Cochin or Kannur University. Candidates who have passed the Post Basic BSc Nursing (Regular Course) of Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi,Cochin,Kannur University or any other University recognized by KUHS,Karala,Calicut,Mahatma Gandhi University,Cochin or Kannur University after acquiring the General Nursing and Midwifery Course are also eligible to apply. Candidates
who have passed B.Sc Degree in Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (Regular course) or equivalent examination from universities outside Kerala and any Deemed Universities, should produce the recognition/eligibility certificate from any of the universities in Kerala on or before the last date of receipt of application.
(iii) Experience: Candidate should have one year experience as on the date of notification for inviting application (i.e.08.08.2012). In any hospital with an average strength of 100 inpatients or in a School of Nursing or in a Community Health Nursing Programme or internship/Compulsory Nursing Service after registration with the Kerala Nursing Council.
Note: [a] The experience acquired by candidates after registration from Nursing Councils outside Kerala, after getting B Sc Nursing Degree will also be counted for experience.
[b] The period undergone by a candidate for completing the Post Basic Nursing Course will not be reckoned as work experience.
[C] The experience acquired after the completion of the General Nursing and Midwifery
Course, but before acquiring the B.Sc Nursing Degree will not be counted for the required experience. Applicants should have obtained registration with Kerala Nursing Council at the time of Counseling.
Age: The upper age limit for General candidates shall be 45 years and that for Service candidates will be 49 years as on the date of notification for inviting application. (i.e.08.08.2012)
Selection and Entrance Examination : All Candidates including Service Quota candidates shall have to qualify the Entrance Examination to be conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram on 09.09.2012(Sunday).The Entrance examination will be of 3 hours duration with 200 Multiple Choice Questions. General merit candidates and service candidates have to score 40% marks in the Entrance Examination. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST and SEBC the required minimum marks is 35% in the Entrance Examination.
Application forms: Prospectus and Online Application form will be available from 08.08.2012 (Wednesday) onwards in the website www.cee-kerala.org. The Online Application procedure is common for General and Service candidates. Candidates seeking admission to this course can apply in the online application form provided in the website www.cee-kerala.org of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations and then remit the required fees at any State Bank of Travancore Branch using the Bank Chalan available with the print out .Candidates residing outside Kerala State can remit the application fee by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
Application fee is Rs.1000/-for General/Service candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST candidates. Service candidates seeking admission under General Merit Quota also should remit extra Rs.1000/- (See clause 8.1). The application form and prospectus will not be available from the Medical Colleges or from the office of Director of Medical Education or from the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examination. Application fee once remitted will not be refunded on any circumstances.
Last date and time for receipt of filled-in application forms : Candidates seeking admission to the General Merit seats should take a print out of the application form, affix recent passport size photograph same as the one uploaded ,in the space provided ,should attest themselves and forward their completed application with all the required documents mentioned in clause 8.2 of the prospectus including original chalan/DD to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Housing Board Buildings, 5th Floor, Santhinagar, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001, either by Registered post/Speed post or hand delivery so as to reach this office before 5 pm on 20.08.2012 (Monday).
Applicants to Service Quota seats should complete all the procedures mentioned in clause 8.1 and forward the printout of the filled in application form along with all the required documents mentioned in clause 8.2 of the prospectus to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations ,and a copy of the application along with all the required documents to the Controlling Officer concerned [DME/DHS] as stipulated in the prospectus , on or before 5 pm on 20.08.2012 (Monday). Late, defective and incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. No correspondence will be undertaken in this regard. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will not be responsible for any postal delay.
Admit Cards: Admit cards for the candidates whose Applications have been accepted will be provided online in the official website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, www.cee-kerala.org from 25.08.2012(Saturday) onwards. Candidates will not be allowed either to include any information in the application form or to submit any certificates/documents claiming reservation or any benefits, after the submission of the application.
Candidates must note that they have to obtain the required certificates in the body of the application form itself, wherever specified. The certificates attached separately in the application form, for such cases, will not be considered.
Rank List: The CEE will conduct the Entrance Examination, publish the Rank list of General Merit candidates and the list of qualified candidates under Service Quota and forward the same to the Director of Medical Education. The selection, admission and allotment of seats including those under Lecturer Quota will be made by the Director of Medical Education, based on various provisions laid down in the prospectus, approved by the Government.
Candidates should go through the Prospectus available in the web site www.cee-kerala.org before submitting their applications.