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NMC Approved 100 MBBS seats at Adilabad College

The National Medical Commission (NMC) recently approved the creation of 100 MBBS seats at the Government Medical College in Nirmal, Adilabad. This judgement has brought enormous joy and relief to Telangana’s medical aspirants. With the consent of the NMC, the State can begin MBBS admissions in these 100 seats in the academic year 2023-2024. The NMC has sent a letter of intent (LOI) to GMC Nirmal, confirming the authorisation for these 100 MBBS seats. The cost of establishing the medical institution is expected to be Rs 166 crore.

Meeting a Long-standing Demand

The residents of Adilabad district reacted with joy and appreciation when the approval was announced. They had been pleading with successive governments for decades to construct a medical institution in their town. Finally, their dream has come true. The institution will be built on a 25-acre plot of land adjacent to the district headquarters hospital.

Increasing Opportunities: More MBBS Seats in Telangana

Senior health officials have made a promising commitment to the state of Telangana. They have promised to add 950 to 1000 more MBBS seats in the coming academic year. This encouraging growth originates from the NMC’s invitation to all state governments to construct more medical colleges. As a result, nine new projected medical colleges in Telangana would be created, including Karimnagar, Khammam, Kamareddy, Vikarabad, Jangaon, Nirmal, Jayashankar-Bhupalpally, Sircilla, and Asifabad.

This Next Stage Is Pending Approval

While the State Government is overjoyed with the clearance of GMC Nirmal, it is waiting for the premier medical education regulating body to approve the remaining six proposed medical colleges in Vikarabad, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, and Jangaon. Once approved, these additional medical colleges will provide roughly 900 to 1000 additional MBBS seats, increasing chances for medical students in the state.

Expressions of Appreciation

Forest Minister A Indrakaran Reddy expressed his delight at the approvals and thanked Chief Minister KCR for his support in establishing the college. He has also praised Health Minister Harish Rao’s particular initiative in meeting the desires of the people of Adilabad area.


Applications Invited for ANM and GNM Nursing Courses: JCECEB

The Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB) has recently announced the start of online applications for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) and General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) courses in the state. This competitive test is offered to all qualified candidates interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Below is a complete timetable, application process, eligibility criteria, and other vital information.

Exam Schedule For Nursing Courses

  1. The last date to apply – 16.6.2023 
  2. Edit window will be open from – 17.6.2023 – 19.6.2023
  3. The date of the entrance exam -2.7.2023 (10:00 am – 12.30 pm) 

Application Procedure For Nursing Courses

To apply for the ANM and GNM programmes, candidates must complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of JCECEB: https://jceceb.jharkhand.gov.in/
  2. Click on “Click here for All Online Application Submission – JCECEB 2023.”
  3. Select “Nursing Exam Competitive Examination 2023.”
  4. Read and carefully follow the guidelines provided on the website.
  5. Fill out the online application form with accurate details.
  6. Upload a passport-size photograph with clear visibility of the face and ears.
  7. Complete the signature and left thumb fingerprint in the designated spaces.
  8. Submit the online application and keep a printout for future reference.


Please keep in mind that hard copies of applications should not be forwarded to JCECEB.

Application Editing Window 

During the edit window period, candidates who need to make modifications to their submitted application can do so. The editing window will be open between 17.6.2023 and 19.6.2023. Please ensure that all essential changes are made within this timeframe. It is vital to remember that during the application procedure, candidates can only select one course (ANM or GNM).

Nursing Course Duration

The ANM programme lasts two years, whereas the GNM programme lasts three years. These courses provide thorough training and education to students in order to prepare them for a profession in nursing.


ANM Nursing Course Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for the ANM programme:


  1. Minimum age for admission: 17 years on or before 31st December 2023.
  2. Maximum age for admission: 35 years.
  3. Minimum educational requirement: 10+2 in Arts with English Core/English Elective OR Science OR Health care Science – Vocational stream, from a recognized Board.
  4. Medically fit.
  5. Qualified in 10+2 Arts or Science examination conducted by the National Institute of Open School.
  6. Only female candidates are eligible for the ANM course.


GNM Nursing Course Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility requirements for the GNM course:

  1. Minimum and Maximum age for admission: 17 and 35 years as on 31st December 2023.
  2. No age bar for ANM/LHV.
  3. Candidates must have passed 10+2 with English and obtained at least 40% in the qualifying examination and English individually from any recognized board. Candidates from State Open Schools recognized by the State Government and the National Institute of Open Schools (NIOS) are also eligible. Science background is preferable.
  4. Candidates with 10+2 and 40% marks in vocational ANM course from a Indian Nursing Council recognized school.
  5. Candidates with 10+2 and 40% marks in vocational Stream-Health care Science from a CBSE board/Centre.
  6. ANM registered with a pass mark. 
  7. The student must be medically fit. 
  8. Students who received 40% or higher in the 10+2 Arts or Science examination of Health Care Science – Vocational stream solely conducted by National Institute of Open School.


Only candidates who are permanent residents of Jharkhand or fall under the category of permanent residents of Jharkhand will be considered for nursing admission.

Exam Center: For Nursing Course  

The exam will be conducted at Ranchi, Dhanbad, Palamu, Jamshedpur, and Dumka.

Selection of Exam Center:  For Nursing Course  

Candidates must select their preferred exam center while completing the online application form.


Admit Card:  For Nursing Course  

The online admit card will contain information about the exam center. It will be released four days before the entrance exam, and candidates will need to download it from the official website.

Exam Details:  For Nursing Course  

Total Marks: The exam will have a total of 150 marks, distributed among different subjects as follows:

  • Physics: 30 marks
  • Chemistry: 30 marks
  • Biology: 30 marks
  • Mathematics: 30 marks

Exam Fee: 

The exam fee can be paid through credit card, debit card, net banking, or UPI. The fee structure is as follows:

  • General/EWS/BC-I/BC-II: Rs 900
  • SC/ST/Females of all categories: Rs 450
  • Persons with Disabilities: Exempted from the fee

Merit List:

  • Preparation: The merit list will be prepared based on the scores obtained in the subjects mentioned above.
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria: In case two candidates receive the same score, the following criteria will be used to determine their position:
  • More scores in Biology: The candidate with higher marks in Biology will be given preference.
  • More scores in Chemistry: If the scores in Biology are the same, the candidate with higher marks in Chemistry will be given priority.
  • Date of Birth: If the scores in Biology and Chemistry are also the same, priority will be given based on the date of birth.


Reservation: Reservation will be provided based on categories including EWS, BC-I, BC-II, ST, SC, PTG, and PH/DQ.

What are ANM and GNM Courses?

ANM and GNM are two courses in the nursing sector. ANM is an abbreviation for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery, while GNM is an abbreviation for General Nursing and Midwifery. Individuals who want to become competent nurses and healthcare professionals can take advantage of these courses, which give education and training.

ANM  Programme: ANM Programme is a two-year programme that focuses on providing basic healthcare and nursing services. It equips students to help people, families, and communities with their healthcare requirements. The ANM course focuses on mother and child healthcare, general nursing care, and first aid.

GNM Programme: The GNM programme is a three-year programme that teaches comprehensive knowledge and skills in nursing and midwifery. Anatomy, physiology, microbiology, nutrition, medical-surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, community health nursing, and midwifery are among the topics covered in the course curriculum. GNM graduates are prepared to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, community health centres, and other medical facilities.

Both ANM and GNM programmes are focused on training competent nursing professionals capable of providing high-quality healthcare to patients. These courses teach students important nursing skills, medical procedures, patient care practises, and how to handle medical crises. Internships and clinical rotations provide students with hands-on experience in real healthcare settings as part of their ANM and GNM curricula.

Graduates of the ANM or GNM programme might continue their education or seek employment in the healthcare profession. They can serve as staff nurses, healthcare assistants, community health workers, or specialise in paediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, or critical care nursing. Nursing is a noble profession that promotes the well-being and health of individuals and communities. Individuals who want to make a difference in the field of healthcare might use ANM and GNM courses as stepping stones.