Course offered : 4 Yr BSc Nursing, 3 Year B.Sc in Anaesthesia Technology and 3 Year B.Sc in Radiography
About the institute : The Government of India established the All India Institute of Mental Health in 1954 in association with the then existing Mental Hospital of the Government of Karnataka. These were amalgamated into an autonomous Institute and thus the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) came into existence in 1974.
NIMHANS has been declared as an Institute of National Importance. vide Government of India Gazette Notification dated 14.9.2012. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Medical
Council Act, 1956, the Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992, the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947, and the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the medical degrees, diplomas, nursing degrees and certificates granted by the Institute under this Act shall be recognized medical qualifications for the purposes of the Acts aforesaid and shall be deemed to be included in the Schedule to the respective Acts.
BSc Nursing course was introduced in the year 2006.
No. of seats : 77 (in Nursing), 10 each in Anaesthesia Technology and Radiography
Domicile seats : 65% seats are reserved for Karnataka domicile candidates. To claim that candidates are residents/domiciles of Karnataka State, he/she should produce a certificate from the Tehsildar to the effect that he/she or his/her father/mother has been a resident of Karnataka State for a period of 10 years or has owned or possessed land or property or house in Karnataka State. Candidates submitting Domicile Certificate in any other language than English need to provide a certified Translation of the Certificate at the time of the Counselling/Interview.
Reservations : Reservation Roster prescribed by the Government of India will be followed for each course as applicable. If suitable candidates are not available under the reserved category, they will be filled up by General category candidates.
Compulsory internship : Students need to undergo compulsory Internship of one year duration immediately on successful completion of course failing which Rs. 5,00,000/- has to be paid as penalty (An agreement has to be furnished at the time of joining the course). A stipend of Rs. 12,000/- per month will be paid during the internship.
Fee : Approx Rs.50,000 per year
Mock test : A mock test demo will be hosted on the NIMHANS website 15 days prior to the Online Entrance Test.