MSc Nursing 2020 at PGIMER: View schedule, eligibility criteria, fees, seat chart
Chandigarh: Online applications are invited by the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) from eligible candidates to appear in the entrance test for admission to MSc Nursing for the July 2020 session. The online computer-based test (CBT) is going to be held in different cities across the country:
The institute has released the details of the admission process so candidates vying for admission to MSc nursing 2020 can view the schedule, eligibility criteria, fees, seats distribution and online application details mentioned below:
Start of M.Sc. Nursing online registration on Website www.pgimer.edu.in
Application form closes
Computer-Based Entrance Test
Expected date of declaration of result
02.07.2020 at 11.00 AM
Note: All the above-mentioned dates are tentative in nature and may be subjected to change due to certain circumstances with the prior notice on PGI website.
• SC/ST Category : Rs.1200/- + Transaction Charges as applicable
• For all other categories: Rs.1500/- + Transaction Charges as applicable.
• Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD): Candidates are exempted from payment of a fee.
All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees through online payment gateway available at M.Sc. Nursing application portal w.e.f. 18.04.2020 to 18.05.2020.
MODE OF PAYMENT: Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking
All applicants are advised to read the Prospectus and Instructions carefully before starting online registration and ensure that no column is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for reconsideration will be entertained. Applicants are also advised to download and take a print of the Application form. They should retain a copy of Application form till the completion of the Admission Process.
Please visit www.pgimer.edu.in regularly for latest notification/announcement as well as any Addendum/Corrigendum/Latest updates etc. regarding the Entrance Test.
DECLARATION OF RESULT
The final result for M.Sc. Nursing will only be displayed on PGI website at www.pgimer.edu.in.
Result of individual candidate will NOT be informed on telephone and candidates are requested NOT to make a call to the Academic Section for such information.
A number of seats for M.Sc. Nursing
For PGI staff
06 (Gen-3, SC-1, OBC-2)
*Reservation to PwBD candidates is given as per Govt. of India guidelines revised from time to time. The number of seats mentioned for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) will be adjusted against the category to which he/she belongs. The candidates having a disability to the tune of 40% to 50% of lower extremity declared by the authorized Medical Board of the State Govt. / Govt. of India or any other Competent Authority authorized in this regard by the Government having a Nursing expert as a member of the Board only to be considered.
No. of seats for M.Sc. Nursing specialty-wise
For PGI Staff
Community Health Nursing
(Gen-3, SC-1, OBC-2)
Mental Health (Psychiatric)
Child Health (Pediatric)
(Gen-2, SC-1, ST-1)
Obstetric & Gynecological
(Gen-2, SC-1, OBC-1)
· Critical Care Nursing
· CardioVascular and Thoracic Nursing
· Oncology Nursing
· Neurology & Neuro Surgical Nursing
· Nephrology & Urology Nursing
· Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing
· Gastroenterology Nursing
(Gen-4, SC-1, ST-1, OBC-3)
1. The speciality shall be offered to the candidates as per the merit list of entrance test.
2. The speciality will be changed only at the time of counselling.
3. Specialities for the M.Sc. Nursing in Medical-Surgical Nursing in any one of the above sub-speciality shall be opted by the candidate by 31st August 2020.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1) B.Sc. Nursing/Post-Basic from an Institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and PGIMER, Chandigarh as equivalent thereto with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
2) Should have minimum one year of work experience after registration as Registered Nurse & Registered Midwife by 18th May 2020 (the last date for submission of applications) in bedside nursing in a minimum 100 bedded hospital (for private hospitals only) or Public Health Nursing or in Nursing Educational Institutions recognized by the Indian Nursing Council after B.Sc. Nursing (4 years) or before and after Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing. The experience certificate in this regard must be on the letterhead of the hospital and should clearly indicate the capacity of the hospital in terms of a number of beds and should be approved by State/Central Govt. (S) failing which experience will not be considered.
3) Should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife as approved by INC or substitute registration in the case of male candidates fully qualified for the nursing of men, women and children.
B. OTHER ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
1. FOREIGN NATIONAL CANDIDATES
(i) Foreign nationals should also fill in the prescribed application form online.
(ii) Candidates are required to take the printout of the filled online application form and route their applications along with necessary documents through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.
(iii) The online application form will be treated as an advance copy.
(iv) However, application of such candidates will be proposed after receipt of the same through diplomatic channels. These candidates are also required to appear in the entrance examination along with other candidates.
(v) For further details, kindly see Manual for Online Application Form section on the website
(i) Candidates are required to take the printout of the filled online application form and route their applications along with necessary documents through the employer
(ii) The online application form will be treated as an advance copy
RESERVATION OF SEATS
A. Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) & Other Backward Classes (OBC)
(i) This PGIMER, Chandigarh provides Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) - Non-Creamy Layer (NCL), wherever applicable and admissible as per instructions from Government of India.
(ii) All candidates, irrespective of the category may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfilment of parameters for UR candidates. However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific categories (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.
(iii) For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure-II (for SC/ST candidates) and at Annexure-III (for OBC-NCL candidates) at the time of counselling. Further, in the case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that they do not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision, if any, received till the closing date for ONLINE Registration of applications for the entrance test. The candidates should ensure that they belong to the OBC category while applying for the seats. Such candidates should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during document verification. Further, in addition to the category certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format as per Annexure-IV has to be furnished by the candidates during document verification, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer. The certificate produced shall not be older than one year at the time of document verification.
In case of not complying with these stipulations, their claim for reserved status (OBC) will not be entertained.
B. PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITY (PwBD)
1. As per provisions (Chapter VI Clause 32) of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act. 2016 Five per cent of seats shall be reserved for Persons (Indian Nationals) with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). The reservation will be provided on horizontal basis, as per their rank in order of merit in Entrance Test.
2. The number of seats mentioned for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) will be adjusted against the category to which he/she belongs. The candidates having a disability to the tune of 40% to 50% of lower extremity declared by the authorized Medical Board of the State Govt. / Govt. of India or any other Competent Authority authorized in this regard by the Government having a Nursing expert as a member of the Board only to be considered.
1. COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE TEST
The Entrance Examination shall be conducted through a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Entrance Test shall be held on Sunday, the 14th June 2020 and duration shall be 1 and ½ hours (One and a half hours/90 minutes).
The Online (CBT) Entrance Test will be conducted in one shift: Timing – 09.00 AM to 10.30 AM.
2. EXAMINATION CENTRES
(i) Applicants should indicate his/her choice of the city of examination at the time of filling the online application form. The city chosen is subject to confirmation of payment of the examination fee. The city of the examination shall be allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis subject to the availability of nodes in the respective city.
(ii) The city of examination once chosen and allotted will not be changed and any request in this regard will not be entertained. Applicants should, therefore, indicate the choice of the city with the utmost care. Applicants are advised to complete the process of online application at the earliest without waiting for the last date, to avoid not getting the city/centre of their choice.
LIST OF CITIES WHERE EXAMINATION IS LIKELY TO BE HELD
NAME OF CITY
Note: While PGI shall make all possible efforts to allocate candidates in the cities chosen by them, however, due to technical, logistic and other unforeseen reasons including nonavailability of a sufficient number of Examination Centres or Candidates in that or natural calamities etc., some centres may be cancelled. Under such circumstances, PGI shall reallocate these candidates to alternate centres in nearby cities. Such decisions shall be binding on the candidate.
3. TYPE OF PAPER
Candidates will be considered for selection to M.Sc. Nursing course based on a test consisting of 100 multiple choice question (MCQs) with four alternatives. There will be Negative marking to the tune of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
The approximate number of questions for each subject is as follows:
Community Health Nursing
Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
SUMMARY OF M.SC. NURSING ENTRANCE TEST PATTERN
(Please see the text for details and explanations)
Mode of Examination
Computer Based Test (CBT) / Online
Duration of Examination
1 and ½ hours (One and a half hours/90 minutes)
Date of Examination
Sunday, the 14th June 2020
Number of Shifts
Timing of Examination
09.00 AM to 10.30 AM
Location of Examination Centres
Tentatively 04 cities in India
Language of Paper
Type of Examination
Number of Questions
One Paper of 100 MCQ (One hundred only)
Please see the concerned sections for details.
Method of Cut-Off
Method of determining merit
Method of resolving ties
Merit list of candidates is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the online entrance examination. Merit list is prepared for each category of candidates viz.
(b) Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Communities
(c) Persons with Benchmark Disability
(d) PGI deputed candidates
Seats for these categories are not interchangeable. However PwBD candidates selected under PwBD category will consume the seat of their own category like GEN/SC/ST/OBC.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
1. The selection will be made strictly in order of merit of the candidates in the respective merit lists of entrance test.
2. An overall merit list based on the percentile obtained by all the candidates appearing in the examination in the theory examination (irrespective of their category) will be prepared. Candidates of various categories who secure percentile in the theory examination, as mentioned against each category, will qualify for admission:
General category: 50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC & PwBD : 45th percentile
3. In the matter of selection, the decision of the Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh shall be final.
If two or more candidates obtain equal percentile in the entrance examination for admission to M.Sc. The nursing course then their inter-se-merit for admission to the course shall be determined on the basis of the following:-
1. A candidate who has made more attempts in passing the qualifying exam, (B.Sc. Nursing) will rank junior to a candidate who has made lesser attempts.
2. If the attempts made in passing qualifying exam (B.Sc. Nursing) are also the same, then a candidate who has higher marks in the said examination will rank senior to a candidate who has obtained lower marks.
3. If the attempts made in passing the said examinations and the marks obtained in the examinations are also the same, then a candidate senior in age shall rank senior to the candidate who is junior in age.
Candidates will be invited for interview strictly in order of merit in the respective merit lists based on the marks obtained by them in the entrance examination. The number of candidates to be called for the interview will be three times the total number of seats to be filled in each category from candidates who fulfil the cut off points. It is compulsory that these candidates attend the interview.
Selected candidates should pay the fee etc. on the spot failing which her/his selection will be treated as cancelled and seat will be offered to the candidates next on the waiting list in order of merit.
The candidates on the waiting list will attend the counselling in the office of the Principal, NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh on the dates & time to be announced on the day of 1st counselling. The seats, if available, shall be offered to the candidates on merit. No separate correspondence shall be made.
Selected candidates must join their course on the date intimated to them at the time of selection or communicated to them in the admission letter. No extension in joining shall be granted. The selection of those candidates who fail to join by the stipulated date shall automatically stand cancelled and no correspondence shall be entertained. The Institute takes no responsibility of intimating for cancellation of seats.
1. The joining of in-service candidates for M.Sc. The nursing course shall be accepted along with relieving certificate from their employer.
2. Those candidates who are likely to complete the required experience by the last date of submission of online application have to bring the experience certificate at the time of counselling. No request for an extension to submit the experience certificate shall be entertained.
Medical fitness will be pre-condition for registration for all candidates. The candidates will be medically examined by a Medical Board, constituted by the Institute for the purpose to determine their medical fitness.
FEES AND OTHER DUES (PER ANNUM)
(Tentative and subject to change)
Security/Caution Money (*Refundable)
Registration Fee (payable on admission)
The following penalty amount will be recovered from students leaving the courses in between but before completion of their course.
Note: The Course fee once deposited will not be refunded. *The security deposit of the candidates, who will leave the course in between after the joining after the last counselling, will also be forfeited.
SCHEDULE OF DATE FOR PAYMENT OF COURSE FEE
A. NEW/FRESH ADMISSIONS:
Candidates offered admission during counselling must deposit the course fee with the Institute, in the form of demand draft/banker's cheque in favour of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh, payable at Chandigarh or any other mode of deposit decided by the Institute.
The candidates are advised to bring demand draft/banker's cheque or proof of deposit on the date of counselling and deposit it on the same date and get the seat confirmed. Those who are not selected may encash their demand draft/banker's cheque later on.
B. OLD STUDENTS
Students already undergoing courses at NINE, on promotion to a higher class, will have to pay the course fee within 20 days of start of the session. In case a student fails to pay the course fee within the stipulated period, the late fee @ Rs.10/- per day will be charged.
There is a well-equipped spacious library with all the modern facilities at the Institute. Besides this, there is a Nursing Institute Library with selected professional books and journals.
B. STUDENT'S HEALTH
The services of Nehru Hospital are available to the students at the time of illness in Staff Clinic/OPD as per PGI rules.
A. INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
(a) Candidate should fill in the Online Application with the utmost care and follow the instructions and help manual as given in the MANUAL FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM of the Prospectus, step by step. Candidate should fill in the Online Application form correctly. The incorrectly filled form may lead to rejection.
(b) A candidate seeking admission to the Entrance Test is required to submit his/her application in the prescribed format available online with the Prospectus on www.pgimer.edu.in
(c) The cost of Application Form includes the fee for entrance Test which is nonrefundable and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The candidate is required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to the filling of the online application form.
(d) Online Registration:
(i) After selecting the online registration, fill the mandatory details asked for and deposit the prescribed fee through debit/credit card/Net Banking. After submitting fees, fill required information step by step. Follow the instructions carefully.
(ii) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct details are filled in the Registration process. The Institute will not be responsible for any incorrect information/cancellation of candidature/loss or lack of communication etc. due to wrong filled online Application form.
(iii) No candidate should register more than one application.
(iv) All applicants are required to ensure that Photo/Signature is uploaded according to the instructions provided in the Prospectus. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the application.
(v) Duplicate applications from any applicant will result in cancellation of all such applications. No intimation regarding such summary rejections will be provided.
(e) STATUS OF ONLINE REGISTRATION
(i) Acknowledgement of successful Online Registration will be forwarded to the applicant's Registered Email ID. The Registration Form will remain under review regarding uploaded images and eligibility.
(ii) Admit Card for Accepted Registration Form will only be uploaded on the website. If the status of Registration Form or Admit Card is not available on the website, he/she should immediately write an email to the Registrar, PGIMER, Chandigarh on email@example.com along with full particulars of the Registration Form.
(f) DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED WITH REGISTRATION SLIP
The candidates must upload their self-attested/attested copies of certificates/documents in support of their educational qualifications, marks, date of birth, category, experience etc. If a candidate fails to upload self-attested/attested copies of the requisite documents as above, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to participate in subsequent stages of selection/admission process.
For Sponsored Candidates and Foreign nationals
The candidate should ensure to take a printout of application form after completing all details. Candidates belonging to Foreign National category and presently employed candidates are required to submit their NOC from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi and NOC from Employer respectively. The Applications of above-mentioned categories i.e. Foreign national along with requisite certificates must reach the office of Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh160012, at least 10 days before the commencement of the Entrance Examination.
Candidates in employment must forward their application through proper channel. Online Application will be treated as an advance copy of the application.
Application through proper channel should reach the Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh within 15 days after the last date fixed for the receipt of applications.
(g) The discrepancy, if any, in the date and time of the entrance examination mentioned in the Prospectus, Admit Card etc. should be immediately brought to the notice of the Training Branch, PGIMER, Chandigarh through email. Complaints received at a later stage will not be entertained. In case any discrepancy is found in the information provided in the various documents, the data provided on the Application Form will be considered as final for all purposes.
(h) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct address, Mobile No. & email ID in the Application Form is filled. The Institute shall not be responsible for any miscommunication due to incorrect address, Mobile No. and email ID is given by the applicant on the Application Form or non-receipt for any communication.