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Admission to GNM in Government Nursing Colleges of Punjab

March 26, 2020

Admission to GNM in Government Nursing Colleges of Punjab


General Nursing and Midwifery Course (GNM) is a very popular course in nursing. It is a diploma course. It teaches nursing and healthcare in general. The admission process is organized by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab every year for all the 7 Nursing Colleges in government sector.

Application Process for GNM admissions in Punjab

The process usually starts in the last week of June. Students who want to seek admission to GNM need to fill and submit the duly filled application form. It is an online form.

A merit list is released after the application process is over.  The candidates in the merit list are called for counselling round. But, to get admission to the university, applicants should meet the eligibility criteria. In addition, note that the Punjab Nursing Admission Process 2020 will be carried out on the basis of merit.


Important Dates for Punjab GNM Admission  2020 (Tentative dates)

Application form release  28th June 2020
Last date for Submission of Application Form 24th July 2020
Last Date for fee deposit in the bank with Bank Challan  26th July 2020
Release of the Merit List 30th July 2020
Counselling start 1st  to 2nd August 2020


Eligibility for Punjab GNM Course Admission 

Minimum of 17 years of age 

Maximum 35 years of age on 31st December

Minimum education is 10+2 class passed

First preference to students with Science (PCB) and English in 12th

Minimum marks required are aggregate of 40% marks.

Punjabi is compulsory is up to class 10. 


Other Requirements for Punjab GNM 2020 Admission

One should be medically fit.

Must be a resident of Punjab and should have a resident certificate at counselling.

Instructions about the Resident certificate will be available on the University website.

Reservations of seats for SC/ST, OBC and others will be as per Punjab Government policy.


Punjab GNM 2020 Application Form

General Details

  1. Application Form has to be submitted before the due date. 
  2. Application after the given date will not be accepted
  3. All the information in the form should be correct. 
  4. False information can lead to cancellation of your admission. 
  5. Read all in the instructions carefully before filling up the form.
  6. Have a mobile number and functional email id details ready
  7. Keep scanned copies of your photo as well signature ready as per specifications mentioned.

Specific Details

Punjab GNM 2020 Application Form is expected to be released for on Baba Farid University of Health Science website.

Applications have to be filled  in online mode. 

Official website of the university is http://bfuhs.ac.in/ 


First Step 

Registration to create an ID and Password

Registration will require the personal details as well as a valid phone number and email address.


Second Step

Log in with your ID and password.


Third Step

Fill up the application form by entering all the required mandatory details.


Fourth Step

Upload scanned images of your photo and signature as per mentioned size and format.

Fifth Step

Check the filled fields for any error.

Take a printout of the application form for any future reference.

Sixth Step

Submit the application form online. 

Seventh Step

After successful submission, candidates will make online payment of the application fee.

If one cannot pay by online method then one can pay by offline method. 

The offline mode is payment through a demand draft. The demand draft (DD) should be for Med Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Jalandhar or Principal, School of Nursing, Civil Hospital,  Jalandhar. The demand should be accompanied by a printed copy of the application form as well the required documents.


Punjab GNM 2020 Application Fee

Usually the application fees is Rs 500/- for all categories. It may change each year.

Application fee for the applicants belonging to the reserved category is Rs 500/-.


Offline submission of Application Form

One may need to submit the application form along with the demand draft and the attested copies of the necessary documents to School of Nursing, S.B.L.S. Civil Hospital, Jalandhar.


Punjab GNM Merit List Declaration

Punjab GNM Nursing 2020 Merit List is announced on webpage of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. Only merit list candidates will be eligible for admission. 

Merit list is made solely by marks secured by the applicants in the intermediate (10+2) exams.


Punjab GNM Counselling for Admission for 2020

  • After the merit list is announced on the website, selected candidates will have to participate in the counselling process. Seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of merit in this round. 
  • The Punjab GNM Counselling usually starts from 1st August to 2nd August 2020. 
  • Selected candidates can give their choice of college. 
  • All original and attested copies of the required documents will have to be carried by the candidate as documents will be checked for verification.
  • Once the process is over, candidates will pay the counselling fees as a demand draft. 
  • Then only the selected and verified candidate can get admission in the allotted nursing college.

Nursing Colleges offering Admission in Punjab GNM Course via this route

Though there are 210 nursing colleges in Punjab offering GNM course, there are only 7 schools of Nursing in the government sector.  However, all 7 are top nursing colleges of the state. 

1Amritsar Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Memorial Govt. School of Nursing40
2Patiala Government School of Nursing Mata Kaushalaya Hospital50
3Jalandhar Government School of Nursing, Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital50
4Sangrur Government Nursing Training School40
5Gurdaspur Government G.N.M. School of Nursing50
6Ropar Government Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences50
7Bathinda Government G.N.M.Training School50

Annual fees for GNM 2020

The annual fees is Rs 35,000. This fees include tuition fee and other charges. , 

The break-up amount of fees category-wise is available down below-

All the selected candidates will have to deposit full fee on the day of joining in the form of a Demand Draft favouring Principal of the respective institution. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of your admission. 


Important Questions (FAQs)

Question 1. What is GNM?

Answer 1. It stands for General Nursing and Midwifery Course for training in nursing.

Question 2. When are the admissions for GNM course for nursing held in Punjab?

Answer 2. Usually the admissions are held in the months of June till August each year.

Question 3. What is the process for admission to Government Nursing colleges of Punjab?

Answer 3. One has to apply on the Baba Farid University of Health Science website.

Question 4. When is the admission form released?

Answer 4. Usually it is released in the last week of June.

Question 5. How does one apply for GNM course in a Nursing College in Punjab?

Answer 5. Student will have to the institutes webpage and apply as per the rules of that particular private nursing college.

Question 6. So the process for admission to private nursing college of Punjab is different from admission to Government nursing college?

Answer 6. Yes, the process is different

Question 7. How many nursing college offer GNM course in Punjab?

Answer 7. More than 210 nurses college offer GNM course in Punjab.

Question 8. How many Government Nursing colleges in Punjab offer GNM Course?

Answer 8. A total of 7 Government colleges offer GNM course in Punjab.


Also Read : Best Nursing Colleges in India 

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