Best Nursing colleges in India

Nursing Colleges

Nursing is perceived to be a noble profession. With the rise in demand for nurses and caretakers in hospitals, more and more people are opting for nursing as a profession nowadays. There are many government-run and private colleges where nursing can be pursued. For NRI students admission is based on 12th class marks. The only criterion is that the student should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th class and should have obtained a minimum of 40% marks in each subject. So here is the list of the top 6 colleges for nursing in 2019 for you to consider-

AIIMS New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi is renowned and highly sought after institute both for medicine and nursing. The hospital is also quite famous for providing high-quality treatment for all its patients. The institute has both bachelors as well as master’s degree for nursing. AIIMS Delhi was established in the year 1956 and is committed to providing quality service to all irrespective of caste, religion, sex etc. The medical research department is also quite famous in the university. Students after pursuing their Bachelor and Masters in nursing degree can opt for a career in research. They can do a PhD in nursing from this university as well. There are a total of 7 AIIMS that are located at different places in India and AIIMS Delhi is the biggest and most honourable one.

CMC Vellore

Christian Medical College, Vellore is in Pondicherry and is continuously ranked in the top colleges for medical and nursing colleges in India. It is so famous that you need to take appointment months before just for a general check-up with the doctor. The BSc in Nursing is a 4-year long course and there is an internship for 6 months post that. Other programs available are B.Sc Nursing Hons, M.Sc Nursing in Child Health, Community Health, Maternity care, Medical Surgical, Mental Health, Obs and Gynae, Paediatric and Psychiatric Healthcare. These programs are highly competitive as there are thousands of students that apply every year and only a few get through.


Armed Forces Medical College in Pune is managed by the Armed Forces and requires its candidates to pass a physical fitness test as well before admitting into the college. There is a diploma in a nursing degree which is for 3 years and a normal BSc in a nursing degree which is for 4 years. Nurses who are trained here and qualify some initial screening test rounds of the armed forces can become a member of the official nursing squad. This is an amazing opportunity to serve the people who serve the nation. There are physical tests that are conducted time and again and these nurses have to keep passing them. For more information about the process and how to apply, refer to the AFMC official website.

JIPMER Pondicherry

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education and Research is in Pondicherry and is famous for Masters and Post-Graduation Diploma degrees. The branches in nursing available here are psychiatric nursing, paediatric nursing, oncological nursing and critical care nursing. The degrees available are MSc in Nursing and PhD in Nursing. The course is quite vast and covers a broad spectrum of subjects. In the first year, students here learn introductory courses as part of their curriculum. These are Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Psychology. In the second year the subjects are more specific, eg: medical-surgical nursing and community nursing. In the third year, the courses are more practical oriented like child health nursing and midwifery. In the final year, students have to take advanced courses like nursing research and statistics and management of nursing services.

Jaipur National University

JNU is in the state of Rajasthan and is famous among the masses for its cheap fees and care for the needy. The criteria here for admission is to have decent marks in 12th class or equivalent and pass the general fitness test (candidate should not test positive for HIV). JNU has earned itself some quality reputation in the last few decades. Being one of the oldest, elite hospitals in India people go there for trusted and quick treatment ever so often. The faculty here is also quite knowledgeable and have had years of service experience. There are several notable alumni of JNU who are top doctors and nurses in India now. Apart from academics, nurses are also encouraged to participate in the 10+ student clubs that are part of this college. There are several competitions (both state level and national level) held in or nearby colleges, where students are pushed to participate in order to ensure their all-round development.

Manipal University

Manipal University is a private university near Bangalore and the fees are quite high here. For international students, the fee is almost equivalent to Indian students who are studying medicine. The experience is good as there are a lot of patients that are admitted every day and students get to learn a lot from taking care of them. Manipal University is quite renowned for providing top-notch infrastructure and ample experience to its students so they can learn and grow. The hospital is also popular for its service and diagnosis. The nurses get employed in the hospital itself as a midwife and don’t have to search for employment anywhere else. The bonus and benefits provided for nurses are quite lucrative as compared to any other hospitals.

Nursing as a career has a great scope in the upcoming years. There is always a need for caretakers in hospitals. Private hospitals are being set up quite frequently and thus nurses are sought after a lot. The different departments in which the nurses can work are a staff nurse, ward nurse, industrial nurse, military nurse, community health centre nurse etc. The colleges in India are good for nursing as they impart both theoretical and practical knowledge.

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