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MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) is the most popular and designated degree of doctors. These are the two bachelor degrees in one domain as the Bachelor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Surgery. This is the tradition of the United Kingdom and many universities in various countries are following this tradition. While in the US, both of the degrees are awarded separately as the M.D (Doctor of Medicine) and D.O (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). It is the only bachelor degree that makes the students eligible to carry the term “doctor” with their name.

The MBBS is an undergraduate degree programme in Medical field. It takes the duration of 5 years for the completion of the degree. It is very tough to pursue the MBBS course. This course is now in heavy demand by the students after 12th. Through this course, the students are taught all about the human anatomy, human cytology, medicine, chemistry, chemistry, Pharmaceutical drugs formulation & effect and method of surgery.

The Medical Council of India is the only accredited body of medical courses.


The MBBS is a 5.5 year (4.5 years academic education + 1 year mandatory internship) UG degree programme leading to the two degrees as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

The MBBS is one of the most sought courses after 12th science in the medical field. There are so many colleges and universities from across the countries which are offering the MBBS course.

The students, who have cleared the 10+2 examination and they had the Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the 12th stream, may go for the MBBS degree course.

The MBBS is the only course in India to become a medical doctor. The MBBS course contains the basic subjects like physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy, pharmacology and pathology.

It is the course with hands-on training with five years long. The students interact with the patient and get the practical knowledge of diseases.

The skills required to make a career in MBBS:

  • Ability to work with a team
  • Deep interest in being a helping professional
  • Good Stamina
  • Responsible Attitude
  • Patience and Compassion
  • Constant updating of skills and knowledge
  • Mental alertness at all times


How to get admission into MBBS programme?

  • To get admission into MBBS programme in India, students have to complete their 10+2 education with Physics, Chemistry & Biology and score minimum 50% marks (40% in the case of reserved category).
  • Student’s age should be between 17 years to 25 years.
  • The given qualification is not enough to get admission into MBBS course, students have to appear for the National Level Examination conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi, i.e. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). Students also apply for AIIMS & JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam to get admission into MBBS programme.
  • From the year 2016, the Supreme Court bans the state level or university level examinations for admission into MBBS & BDS courses.
  • Now, all the admission into MBBS course through NEET Exam.

Top Universities/Institutions in India offering MBBS Course:

1. Kasturba Medical College Manipal
2. Sri Ramachandra Deemed Medical University Chennai
3. CMC Ludhiana
4. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Kochi
5. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College Pune
6. Osmania Medical College Hyderabad
7. SMS Medical College Jaipur
8. AJ Institute of Medical Sciences (AJIMS) Mangalore
9. MS Ramaiah Medical College Bangalore
10. MGM Medical College Aurangabad
11. BJ Medical College Ahmedabad
12. Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore
13. Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Medical College Pune
15. KJ Somaiyya Medical College & Research Centre Mumbai
16. PGIMS Rohtak
17. Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA) Bhubaneswar
18. KLE Society’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (KLE JNMC) Belgaum
19. Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute University (MGRDU) Chennai
20. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Wardha
21. SGT Medical College – Hospital & Research Institute Gurgaon
22. Saraswati Institute of Medical Sciences Ghaziabad
23. MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital  Bangalore
24. Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital Pune
25. Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College  Bangalore
26. Raja Rajeswari Medical College Bangalore
27. Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences Indore
28. Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education & Research Pune
29. Pramukhswami Medical College Anand
30. Terna Medical College Mumbai
31. Santosh University Ghaziabad
32. Sree Balaji Medical College Chennai
33. Index Medical College and Research Center Indore
34. Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Amritsar
35. Deccan College of Medical Science Hyderabad
36. Maharaja Agrasen Medical College Hisar
37. Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College Mumbai
38. ACS Medical College Chennai
39. Vydehi Institute of Medical Science Bangalore
40. Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Ambala
41. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College Rajkot
42. Gian Sagar Medical College Patiala
43. Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences Bhuj
44. Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Thiruvalla
45. Padmashree Dr DY Patil Medical College Mumbai
46. KPC Medical College Kolkata
47. Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation
48. Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar
49. Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute Thrissur
50. Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation Amalapuram
51. KLE University Belagavi
52. Teerthanker Mahaveer University Moradabad
53. Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Bhatinda
54. Bhaskar Medical College Hyderabad
55. LN Medical College & Research Centre Bhopal
56. CU Shah Medical College Surendranagar
57. Guru Govind Singh Medical College Faridkot
58. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Jaipur
59. Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation Thiruvananthapuram
60. Dayanand Medical College Ludhiana
61. Kesarsal Medical College & Research Institute Ahmedabad
62. Alluri Sitaram Raju Academy of Medical Sciences Eluru
63. MVP Samaj Medical College Nashik
64. Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences Ernakulam
65. NITTE University Mangalore
66. PSG Institute of Medical Sciences Coimbatore
67. Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences Karimnagar
68. Shyam Shah Medical College Rewa
69. Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College Ujjain
70. AJ Institute of Medical Science Mangalore
71. Maharajah’s Institute of Medical Science Nellimarla
72. Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
73. Geetanjali Medical College Udaipur
74. Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences Kanya Kumari
75. SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Amritsar
76. JSS Medical College Mysore
77. NRI Medical College Guntur
78. KMCT Medical College Kozhikode
79. Amala Institute of Medical Sciences Thrissur
80. SCB Medical College Cuttack
81. Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University Karad
82. M.P. Shah Medical College Jamnagar
83. Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute Kanchipuram
84. Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital Chitradurga
85. Narayan Medical College & Hospital Jamuhar
86. Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences Narketpalli
87. Azeezia Institute of Medical Sciences Kollam
88. MNR Medical College & Hospital Andhra Pradesh
89. Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College Amravati
90. VSS Medical College Sambalpur
91. ACPM Medical College Dhule
92. Sri Siddhartha Medical College Tumakuru
93. Hind Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow
94. Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla
95. Yenepoya University Mangalore
96. Katihar Medical College Bihar
97. Academy of Medical Sciences Kannur
98. Dr Ulhas Patil Medical College Jalgaon
99. Guntur Medical College
100. S D M Medical College Dharwad

BDS is one of the most popular and designated degrees of dentists (doctors). The BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is the only educational and professional programme of dental surgery in India. It is equivalent to the MBBS and owes the “Dr” domain. In the medical educational field, it is the second choice of the students after the MBBS course. In this course, the students are taught about the denture, dental problems, and surgery. It is also a good job oriented degree programmes and various opportunities are available in the hospital, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturing industries. The BDS degree is awarded on the successful completion of the four-year academic education and the one-year mandatory internship programme in dentistry education leading to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree programme. After completing your BDS, you are qualified to practice as a dentist.

The BDS is the degree given to a person who plays the vital role in the treatment of problems related to teeth. The dentist prevents,  diagnoses and cures to all dental and related diseases. It is very challenging to pursue the BDS course and you should have the enthusiasm, hard-working attitude in the study and have a focused mind for doing the BDS course. The Dental Council of India is the only accredited body for dental programmes. This course is now in heavy demand by the students after 12th in the medical field.

Eligibility & Duration


The BDS is a 5 year (4 years academic education + 1-year mandatory internship) UG degree programme. This course can be pursued through full time and part time courses. The BDS is one of the most sought courses after 12th in the medical field. There are many reputed universities in India which are offering the BDS course. The BDS course contains the basic subjects like human anatomy, physiology & biochemistry, dental material, prosthodontics, microbiology, embryology & histology, general & dental pharmacology and pathology, periodontics, pedodontics, orthodontics, and dentistry.


The students, who have passed the 10+2 examination with science stream and have had Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and English in the 12th stream, may go for the BDS course. It is the course which will be having hands-on training in the field of dentistry for five years. The students will get the chance to interact with the patient and will get the practical knowledge of the diseases. The students have to score minimum 50% marks (40% in the case of reserved category) in plus two and have to appear for an entrance examination conducted by the respective authorities.


How to get admission in BDS course?

Admissions into BDS programmes will be done through an entrance test. Students can appear in entrance exam organized at national or university level examinations. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is mostly considered for providing admission to BDS courses. After clearing the entrance exam, students have to participate in the counseling process organized by the respective authority. Seats will be allotted to candidates from rank, filled choices and availability of seats.

Career & Jobs

After the completion of the BDS course, the dental graduates are entitled to use the term Doctor before his or her name as the prefix “Dr.”.There are plenty of good jobs & higher study opportunities available after getting the degree in dentistry as a doctor. It is the professional field with 100% job placement. A BDS graduate may go for the PG degree programmes leading to the Domain MDS (Master of Dental Surgery). MDS is the advanced degree in dentistry field and allows the candidates to specialize in any of its disciplines. Interested candidates can also go for a research programme by pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy. The teaching career is also open to BDS graduates. Those interested in teaching can acquire teaching jobs in any of the top Dental Colleges. They are eligible to hold positions as professors or even HOD and even get promoted to Dean. This profession includes imaging, tissue graft, implants, laser surgery, and trauma. After completing this course you will be hired by the medical college, hospitals, nursing home, health corporations, health ministry, and back office medical consultancy. One can also open his/her dental clinic or work as a dentist in government and private hospitals.

The Job Profiles of the BDS may be the following: Dentist/Dental Surgeon/Endodontic/Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist/Oral Surgery/Orthodontics/Pedodontics/Periodontics/Prosthodontics

Some employment areas for BDS aspirants are: Dental Clinics/Hospitals/Educational Institutions/Pharmaceutical Companies/Dental Products Manufactures/Private Practice

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an integrated Indian Degree in the medical field. This degree programme is conferred to those students who studied modern medicines and traditional Ayurveda. Ayurveda is one of the ancient medical systems of the world. It traces its roots to the Vedic period. It is not only providing the cure but also prevent the recurrence of diseases. According to the Ayurvedic, there are only three kinds of dysfunctions or disorders in human body Kapha, Pitta, and Vata. These dysfunctions are commonly called the Dosha in Ayurvedic terminology. Kapha meant Phlegm (water and earth), Pitta meant Bile (fire & water) and Vata meant Wind (air and space). Ayurvedic says that a person got ill when he gets out of the harmony of said three doshas. The Ayurvedic system of medical care is based on the concept where Ayurvedic therapy is enhancing the natural healing capacity of the body. The Ayurvedic treatment includes the reducing symptoms, eliminating impurities, reducing worry, increasing the resistance of disease and increasing harmony of patient’s life. The Ayurvedic system is a trustful medical system to the cure, prevent and rejuvenate. Yes, it takes more time to make the patient fit as before, but once the patient has been treated through this medical system, he will find him better than before he was.

In short…….“BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate degree programme in old and ancient Ayurvedic medical system containing the prevention and cure to the body by increasing the harmony of kapha, pitta, and vata”.BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is the opening degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery system, treating the humanity since long past.

Course Duration

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) is a graduate degree course in the Ayurvedic system. This degree is awarded after the completion of 5 years and 6-month degree programme containing the 4 and 1/2 year academic session and one-year internship programme with live practical. The UG degree course is separated into three sections of 1.5 years each. These sections are called the three professional courses. In the first professional course, the students are taught about the anatomy, physiology, and history of the Ayurvedic system. Ithe n second course they are taught about the toxicology and pharmacology and the final course contains the surgery, ENT, skin, obstetrics, and gynecology. The entire course contains the modern anatomy, principles of medicines, physiology, social and preventive medicines, forensic medicine, the principle of surgery, toxicology, ENT, botany, and pharmacology. The graduates use the title “Vaidyar” before their name (abbreviation is Vr.)

Under Graduate Course of BAMS

The Under-graduate Course, Ayurvedacharya (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) is of 5½ years duration (4½ years of the main course and 1-year internship). The main course is divided into 3 Professional Courses of 1½ years duration each. The admission qualification prescribed by the University of Rajasthan is Senior Higher Secondary examination in Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and Sanskrit or Uttar Madhyama of Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya with Science and English or any other examination recognized by the University as equivalent to that. Wherever provision and facilities for teaching Sanskrit as the optional subject are not available at the 12th standard, the students admitted from Science-Biology stream are taught Sanskrit in the main course. The annual admission capacity to BAMS is 92. Admission Notification is made at all India level and after conducting an Entrance Test, candidates standing on the highest merits are admitted to the Institute.

The Under Graduate course is imparted in the following Subjects through the 13 Departments having the required facilities and staff:

1st Professional Course
  1. History of Ayurveda Sanskrit
  2. Padartha Vigyan
  3. Ashtanga Sangrah
  4. Sharir Rachana
  5. Sharir Kriya
2nd Professional Course
  1. Swasth Vritta
  2. Dravya Guna
  3. Rasa Shastra
  4. Agad Tantra
  5. Rog & Vikriti Vigyan
  6. Charak Samhita
3rd Professional Course
  1. Prasuti and Stri Roga
  2. Kaumara Bhritya
  3. Kayachikitsa
  4. Shallya Tantra
  5. Shalakya Tantra
  6. Charak Samhita

BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate degree programme in the medical field. This degree covers the medical knowledge of the homeopathic system. After completing this degree you are eligible to become a doctor in the homeopathic medical field. The degree holder is eligible to have the prefix as a doctor, the abbreviation is “Dr.”.Homeopathy is the system of alternative medicines. The patients are taken care by enhancing the natural healing power of the human body. The concept of homeopathy is that the body rejuvenates itself because of its self-healing power. We just need to help it by enhancing the natural healing power.“Homeopathy is the holistic medical system which is involved in the treatment of patients with the high dilutions of the homeopathic medicines mainly in liquid and tablet form, which enhance the body’s natural healing system”.Homeopathy is the third popular medication system in India, after the allopathic and the Ayurvedic system. According to this system the emotions, mind, and body are interlinked and remedies which effect on them will seem to fit for the patient. The person got sick or have a disorder if he is out of the harmony of the above three.

The homeopathic medicines are given to the patient as per their physical symptoms, emotional problems, and their lifestyle. And the best part of this medication system which makes it valuable among the others that there is no side effect on the body with these medicines.


Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS) is an undergraduate degree course in the homeopathic system. This degree is awarded after the completion of 5.5 years academic programme containing the 4 and 1/2 year academic session and one-year internship programme with live practical. The undergraduate programme in the homeopathic system can be pursued through the distance education system. In India, numerous colleges and institutions are offering a range of academic programmes in the field of the homeopathic system. There are diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this field.

In this professional course, the students are taught about the following: Introduction to herbology/Fundamentals of Ayurvedic plant healing/Healing through nutritional therapies/Essential principles of homeopathy/Mind and body healing techniques/Introduction to alternative medicine/History of holistic health/Health, wellness and longevity.

Eligibility & Admission

The basic requirement for the eligibility to get the admission to BHMS programme is qualifying the 10+2 examination with 50% marks. The candidate must have the physics, chemistry, and biology in 12th class. The candidate should have to go through the different national and state level entrance examination. The candidate should have a minimum of 17 years old. Some states conduct the entrance examinations along with the MBBS and BDS test. The selection of the candidate is based on the final merit as the sum of the total numbers obtained in the qualifying examination in 12th and the number scored in the entrance examinations followed by the personal interview.

Some entrance exams are listed here:

NEET – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

PUCET – Punjab University Common Entrance Test

KEAM – Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical

Besides this course, there are the following courses in this field: Diploma in Electro-Homeopathy/Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery/ Post-Graduate Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery/Master of Doctor in Homeopathy/Doctor of Medicine (Homeopathic).

Specializations: Homeopathic pharmacy/Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Skin specialist/Infertility and sex specialist

Throughout the history of modern medicine, pharmacists have consistently been tasked with having a deep understanding of the drugs and treatments that have revolutionized the quality of life for millions of people. The pharmaceutical market, which is currently valued at $300 million, is steadily growing and expanding in areas of research, development, testing and distribution, creating more jobs for qualified pharmacists. The following guide highlights the extensive process of becoming a licensed pharmacist while also revealing the latest facts and figures about how the industry is expected to grow. Information about the salaries professionals in this field can expect to bring home each year is also included.Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.

The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize the use of medication for the benefit of the patients.An establishment in which pharmacy (in the first sense) is practised is called a pharmacy (this term is more common in the United States) or a chemist’s (which is more common in Great Britain). In the United States and Canada, drug stores commonly sell medicines, as well as miscellaneous items such as confectionery, cosmetics, office supplies, toys, hair care products and magazines and occasionally refreshments and groceries.In its investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients, the work of the pharma may be regarded as a precursor of the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, prior to the formulation of the scientific method.

The field of pharmacy can generally be divided into three primary disciplines:

1) Pharmaceutics

2) Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

3) Pharmacy Practice

The boundaries between these disciplines and with other sciences, such as biochemistry, are not always clear-cut. Often, collaborative teams from various disciplines (pharmacists and other scientists) work together toward the introduction of new therapeutics and methods for patient care. However, pharmacy is not a basic or biomedical science in its typical form. Medicinal chemistry is also a distinct branch of synthetic chemistry combining pharmacology, organic chemistry, and chemical biology.Pharmacology is sometimes considered as the 4th discipline of pharmacy. Although pharmacology is essential to the study of pharmacy, it is not specific to pharmacy. Both disciplines are distinct. Those who wish to practice both pharmacy (patient-oriented) and pharmacology (a biomedical science requiring the scientific method) receive separate training and degrees unique to either discipline.Pharmacoinformatics is considered another new discipline, for systematic drug discovery and development with efficiency and safety.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) is an undergraduate degree course in the field of Pharmacy education. The students those are interested in the medical field (except to become a doctor) can choose this course after the completion of class 12th (PCM/B). After the completion of this degree, the students can practice as a Pharmacist. Pharmacists can work in a range of industries related to the prescription, manufacture & provision of medicines. The duration of this course is 4 years.The B.Pharm is one of the popular job oriented course among the science students after class 12th. In this course, the students study about the drugs and medicines, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry etc. This course provides a large no. of job opportunities in both the public and the private sector.There are various career options available for the science students after the completion of B.Pharm degree. The students can go for higher studies in the Pharmacy i.e. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm). This field is one of the evergreen fields in the medical sector, with the increasing demand of Pharma professional every year.B.Pharm programme covers the syllabus including biochemical science & health care. The Pharmacy Courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) & Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

Courses & Durations

The Pharmacy field offers you with lots of career opportunities. If you wish to make your future in the pharmacy sector than you can choose one of the several courses. These courses may be diploma, degree or postgraduate degree course. The detailed list of the courses in the Pharmacy sector is given below:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  • Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D)


To get admission into the Pharmacy course, students have to complete their 10+2 education & apply for national level or state level Pharmacy entrance exam. The national level entrance exam is Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). You can also apply for the state level exams such as TS EAMCET, AP EAMCET, BCECE, WBJEE, etc as per the eligibility criteria of the exams.There are various exams conducted by private and public universities for the admission to the various graduate and postgraduate Pharmacy courses. There are some of famous university level exams like BVP CET, IPU CET, MHT-CET, etc. Few Institutions offer direct admission into the Pharmacy programme without appearing in an entrance test on the basis of the 12th marks.

Career and Jobs

The pharmacy sector offers lots of opportunities to the students after the completion of the course. The students can work in a Pharmaceutical company or can practice as a Pharmacist. There is a huge number of opportunities available for the students in both public and the private sector. You can also work in a government sector. Beside this, you can also work in an Abroad Company.After completing a graduate degree, you can work at government hospitals, private medical shops & private hospitals/clinics. You can also start your own consultancies & medical shop.The students can work in a Pharmaceutical company or can practice as a Pharmacist. In Pharmaceutical Company, you can work in departments such as quality control, manufacturing, packing marketing, production, etc.You can also make your career in Pharmaceutical Management & marketing field as a Production Manager, Medical Representative, Area Manager, etc.

After the completion of the course the students can work as a: Chemical/Drug Technician/Bio-Technology Industries/Drug Therapist/Drug Inspector/Hospital Drug Coordinator/Health Inspector/Pharmacist/Pathological Lab/Research & Development/Making Prescription to Patients/Scientist/Research Officer

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc Nursing is a 4-year undergraduate course, the minimum eligibility criterion for which is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. B.Sc Nursing admission is based on entrance exams held between April-June, conducted by respective B.Sc. Nursing colleges.

Top Recruiting Organizations: Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Fortis Healthcare, Medanta Medicity, Columbia Asia Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals, Global Hospitals, Max Hospital, Manipal Hospital.

Top Recruiting Areas: Defense Services, Colleges, Nursing Schools, Hospitals, Health Departments, etc.

Top Job Profiles: Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manager/Administrator, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse

B.Sc. (Nursing): What is it about?

B.Sc Nursing course is broadly based on education within an academic framework specially directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competence and standards required for the practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy, 2002. Since it involves nursing of the wounded or ill, a lot of sectors require these graduates hence increasing its demand which is only expected to increase in the future as well. In India, the course is registered under and is controlled by the Indian Nursing Council.

B.Sc. (Nursing): Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to pursue a B.Sc Nursing course are required to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.

B.Sc (Basic) – Candidates should pass 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and he/she should be medically fit.

B.Sc (Post-Basic) – Candidates should pass 10+2 in PCB. Those who have passed 10+1 are also eligible for admission. He/She must have obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) with the State Nurses Registration Council. Also, a proof of training by Indian Nursing Council or equivalent is required in the following domain- O.T. Techniques/Ophthalmic Nursing/Leprosy Nursing/TB Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing/Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing/Community Health Nursing/Cancer Nursing/Orthopedic Nursing/B.Sc. (Nursing): Admission Procedure

B.Sc Nursing admission is purely based on entrance exams held in between April-June. Candidates can fill the application form in both online and offline mode. For filling online, candidates need to go to the administrator website of the concerned entrance exam and fill the requirements. After that, a print out of the completed form is to be taken out. The print out along with the obligatory documents and DD of specified amount is needed to be sent to the relevant exam body. For offline application, candidates need to get the form along with the brochure from the exam conducting body or from the designated centres and can finish the formality.

Following is a list of B.Sc Nursing colleges along with their entrance exams:

  • AIIMS – (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • B.Sc. Nursing Admission Test
  • AFMC Entrance Exam
  • Armed Forces Medical College B.Sc Nursing program entrance exam.
  • Nitte University Mangalore
  • B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam (NUPMET)
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • B.Sc (Nursing) Admission Test
  • Punjab Para Medical Entrance Test for Admission to B.Sc. Nursing courses
  • CMC Ludhiana

Entrance Test for Admission to B.Sc. Nursing courses

B.Sc Nursing entrance exam is of 2-hour duration and comprises objective type questions with 4-5 options. The exam is of 400 marks and students will be provided OMR sheet for marking their answers. There is negative marking for each wrong answer. Questions are asked from PCB and the questions are mainly set in English. The total marks necessary to get admission is dependent on the requirement of the college or university concerned.

B.Sc. (Nursing): Syllabus and Course Description



NutritionPathology and Genetics
BiochemistryMedical-Surgical Nursing
Nursing FoundationCommunity Health Nursing
PsychologyCommunication and Educational Technology
Introduction to Computer



Medical-Surgical NursingMidwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
Child Health NursingCommunity Health Nursing
Mental Health NursingNursing Research and Statistics
Midwifery and Obstetrical NursingManagement of Nursing Services and Education

B.Sc. (Nursing): Career Prospects

B.Sc Nursing is a job-oriented 4-year course which can be pursued by students who have completed 10+2 with PCB subjects from a recognized board. Admission to the same is based on entrance exams like JIPMER, GGSIPU CET, MHT CET to name a few. After successful completion of the course, candidates can pursue higher studies in nursing from any of the top colleges like Christian Medical College, Vellore, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune etc.B.Sc Nursing program prepares its aspirants to become an exemplary citizen by adhering to a code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations. These graduate nurses are prepared to work as a care provider, educator, coordinator, advocator, researcher, counselor & administrator etc. in hospitals, nursing homes, defence services, railways and aeronautical zones, industrial houses, factories and various such.

B.Sc. (Nursing) Scope

B.Sc Nursing program allows candidates to further pursue higher studies or opt for a job once it is completed. Aspirants can opt for further education options like M.Sc in the following disciplines:

  • M.Sc Biotechnology
  • M.Sc Medical Microbiology and Medical Biochemistry
  • M.Sc Neuroscience
  • M.Sc Nursing
  • M.Sc Renal Sciences and Dialysis Technology
  • M.Sc. Medical Sociology
  • MBA in Pharmaceutical management/Hospital Management
  • Post Graduate Program in Public Health Management (PGPPHM)

A person could work in the following profiles after graduating from this course-

  • Case Manager
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Director/CEO
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Staff Nurse
  • B.Sc. (Nursing) Top Recruiters


A list of top recruiting companies in India with recruitments in this field are mentioned below.

  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprises
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Medanta Medicity
  • Columbia Asia Hospital
  • Wockhardt Hospitals
  • Global Hospitals
  • Max Hospital
  • Manipal Hospital

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