I. Criteria of Eligibility for Admission

1.1       Nationality:

             Candidates must be Citizens of India/children or dependents of Non Resident Indians.

1.2       Academic:

     i)     As per Indian Nursing Council norms (3), the candidates should have passed +2 class with 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English.
    ii)    Kerala University of Health Science norms for admission for B.Sc. nursing is as under:
            Admission Requirements:
                  1. The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission (As per University Norms)
                  2. The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of: Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (12 years course), Or Senior School Certificate Examination(10+2), Pre-Degree Examination (10+2), Or An equivalent with 12 years schooling from a recognized board or university with Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and English with minimum of 50% aggregate marks.(as per INC norms) The Norms of Kerala University of Health Sciences will be applicable.
                  3. Candidate shall be medically fit.
            Duration:
                  1.Duration of the programme shall be four years.
                  2.Internship Integrated practice is incorporated with respective practical hours in each year.
                  3.Rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is not permitted.
                  4.Candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from authorities other than the State of Kerala shall produce the certificate of recognition and equivalence of the qualifying examination from any University in Kerala.
                  5.The norms of eligibility prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council/Kerala Nurses & Midwives Council/Affiliating University shall also apply.

1.3       Relaxation in marks:

            For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (as per G.O. (P) No. 208/66/Edn dated 2.5.1996, G.O. (MS) No. 95/08/SCSTDD dated 06.10.2008 and amendments thereof, with a total annual family income not exceeding Rs. 4.5 lakhs, will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology/Bio Technology/Computer Science and 45% marks in the case of optional subjects put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.


1.4       Age:

            Applicants should complete 17 years of age on 31st December 2012. No relaxation of age will be allowed.

II. How to Apply


2.1       The application must be submitted in anyone of the following manner.

     a)     Preprinted application form and Prospectus can be obtained from any of the participating colleges on payment of ` 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only) by Cash or DD drawn in favour of AMSFNCK payable at Ernakulam. This shall be filled up and forwarded with copies of all documents required to the Association office: Association of Managements of Self Financing Nursing Colleges of Kerala, Lisie Hospital Campus, Ernakulam, Kochi- 682 018.

OR

     b)     The application can be submitted online on the website of the Association www.amsfnck.in A print out of the online application with copies of required documents affixing the photograph & signature shall be submitted along with a DD for ` 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only) drawn in favour of AMSFNCK payable at Ernakulam to: Association of Managements of Self Financing Nursing Colleges of Kerala, Lisie Hospital Campus, Ernakulam, Kochi-682 018.
OR

     c)     The application and prospectus can be downloaded from the website of the Association. The filled in downloaded application along with copies of documents and DD for ` 500-/- (Rupees Five hundred only) drawn in favour of AMSFNCK payable at Ernakulam shall be forwarded to: Association of Managements of Self Financing Nursing Colleges of Kerala, Lisie Hospital Campus, Ernakulam, Kochi-682 018.

     d)     The last date for receipt of application/print out of online application at the association office is 20th June 2012.
              Note: The online application shall be confirmed only on the receipt of the printout and verification of the documents. In the case of any difference between the online data and the details of the copies of certificate, the latter alone shall be accepted.

     e)     One single application is sufficient to apply to all colleges. However, please exercise option only to the colleges of your choice.

     f)     The percentage / number of seats other than NRI seats proposed to be set apart for various categories by each college is given in Annexure B.


     g)     Candidates claiming any preferential treatment on the basis of community/denomination or any other reservation may see the reservation/preferential treatments offered by each College in Annexure B and indicate the preference in the space provided for the same in the application form.

     h)     Applicants shall obtain acknowledgement from the association office at AMSFNCK, Lisie Hospital Campus, Ernakulam, Kochi-682 018, if the application is submitted in person.

     i)     Since the application forms are available from the website the same will not be sent to candidates by post. But completed applications can be submitted by Regd. Post/Speed post with A/D, so as to reach before the last date notified for the receipt of the same. The association  will not be responsible for any delayed delivery.

     j)     Since the application forms are available from the website the same will not be sent to candidates by post. But completed applications can be submitted by Regd. Post/Speed post with A/D, so as to reach before the last date notified for the receipt of the same. The association will not be responsible for any delayed delivery.

2.2       Copies of Certificates / Documents attested by a Gazetted Officer or Head of the Institution last studied to be submitted along with the application:   
 
     a)     10th/12th certificate in proof of the date of birth.
     b)      Mark list of qualifying examination.
     c)     Certificate of good conduct from the institution last attended issued within six months.
     d)     In cases where the candidates claim any sort of reservation / preference provided for each college, documents to prove such claims as described in Annexure B by each college.
     e)     Certificate in proof of SEBC/OBC/SC/ST status obtained from the Tahasildar concerned.


2.3       Application not accompanied by documents in proof of claims made therein will be summarily rejected without further intimation. Documents / Certificates furnished after submission of the application will not be entertained under any circumstances. No opportunity will be given to incorporate any details or document after the submission of the application. Late and incomplete applications will be rejected.


2.4       Candidates are instructed not to enclose any original certificates along with the application.

III. Procedure of Selection


3.1       Preparation of common Merit list and Allotment of Seats:


              Subject to any orders that may be passed by competent Courts, admission will be only on the basis of inter-se merit on the basis of the marks obtained in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology or equivalent subjects in the qualifying examination. The marks obtained for the qualifying exam will be subjected to the normalisation process as explained below: This process will be done taking into consideration the marks of those candidates who apply pursuant to this prospectus only. The marks obtained by the students in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by various boards or authority shall be equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the Director of HSE, Kerala, by adopting the method of normalization.
                  Explanation:-Under the method of normalisation, the highest mark obtained by the students of various Boards in each subject shall be equated to the highest mark obtained by the students of the Kerala Higher Secondary Examination in that subject and the relative marks obtained by other students in that subject shall be determined accordingly. Illustration: If the highest mark secured by the student of the Kerala state HSE, in Physics is 100 and the highest mark secured by a student of any other Board in the same subject is 90, both the highest marks will be considered to be equal to 100. If a student of the other board secures 60 marks in Physics when the highest mark in Physics in the same board is 90, the 60 marks will be considered to be equal to 66.66 marks as arrived at below: 100 X 60/ 90 = 66.66% Those candidates, who have appeared for the qualifying exam of any state other than Kerala, will be treated at par with those students who have passed the Higher Secondary Exam of this state.


3.2       Percentage of seats set apart under various categories.
            Details of seat allocation under various categories are mentioned in the respective pages allotted to each college in theAnnexure B series of this prospectus.

3.3       Furnishing of false information/particulars would result in the forfeiture of the candidature as well as cancellation of admission to the course if admitted and in addition, will attract the relevant provisions of criminal law of the land.

3.4       Data Verification: The details of all applications including marks etc. will be published on the website of the association immediately after the last date of application. Candidates are directed to verify the details and notify entry mistakes, if any,within the stipulated date. No further request for corrections or changes in the data furnished will be entertained.

3.5      In the case of a tie in the total marks, the marks in Biology in the qualifying examinations will count. If there is still a tie, the marks in Chemistry and then Physics will be counted. If a tie still exists, the age of the candidate will be taken into account, the elder will be preferred to the younger.

Online Allottment

3.6       A common merit list for all the colleges will be published on the website of the association and the notice board of theparticipating colleges along with category-wise merit list.

3.7       There will be two rounds of 'on line' admissions. Subsequently, there will be centralized personal counseling and admission  for the vacancies. Venue and date of counseling will be announced later.

3.8       If a seat in the desired college or alternative college is available either in open merit or other eligible categories an allotment order is issued.


3.9       If allotment is received the candidates will have to join the college immediately by submitting the original documents andremitting the fees payable to that college as indicated in the respective pages in the Annexure-B. Hostel fees, special fees etc. shall be paid by the students at the time of admission. All fees shall be paid by way of DD in favour of AMSFNCK.

3.10     The candidates will have the option to file higher option at the venue of counseling.

3.11     There will not be any reservation for OBC/SEBC/OEC candidates. But since they are eligible for relaxation of marks for thepurpose of eligibility, they should produce their community certificate to claim the said relaxation.

3.12     On higher option, if a candidate is allotted to a different college other than a college of first allotment and if the fee payable at the latter college is higher than the fee already paid, the difference will have to paid to the college of final allotment. All such payments should be in favour of the Association. Likewise, if the fee paid to the college of first allotment is higher than the fee payable to the college of final allotment, the difference in fee will be either refunded after taking final admissions or will be adjusted towards tuition fee for subsequent years.

IV. Admission


4.1       For genuine reasons, management of the individual colleges will have the right to deny admission to any candidate even if otherwise eligible. Reasons for such denial will be recorded and intimated to the candidates concerned, if requested for.


4.2       Candidates are advised to visit the website of the association www.amsfnck.in from 1st June 2012 onwards for regular announcements and instructions, and to appear for interview and admission as notified therein. No separate communication will be sent in this connection. The process of allotment will continue until all the seats are filled.


4.3       No marks will be allotted for interview.


4.4       The candidates can file option for as many colleges as desired. However, caution should be exercised since the candidates should take admissions to the college on first allotment to be eligible for higher option to another college.   
 
             Centralized Counseling:
                The procedure for centralized counseling and admissions to vacancies after two rounds of online allotment is as unde.


4.5       The centralized personal counseling will be at a common place which will be announced later.

4.6       Each Colleges will have their own counter at the Counseling centre in addition to the Principal counter where allotment is made.


4.7       The students will be called in the order of their merit. They can choose College according to their interest. If they get their desired College, then an allotment order will be issued to the candidate. In case at the Principal Counter, the student is not able to get allotment to the college of choice he / she has two options :


     a)     Join the college available and file his higher option preference, or
     b)     File higher option preference without joining.
              In such cases, if a vacancy arises in a particular college, the higher option will be considered, in their order of the rank.


4.8       After collecting the allotment order, the students goes to the college counter concerned where his / her certificates are verified and the allotment is converted to provisional admission. Subsequently, the students' proceeds to the Cash counter / bank counter to remit the required fee.


4.9       SC/ST candidates will have to pay the normal fee.


4.10     All documents and certificates submitted to the College of first allotment will be transferred from that college to the college of final allotment.


             The fee to be paid for admission to the member Colleges is given hereunder:
             i) The annual tuition fee for all Colleges : ` 55,000/-
             ii) Admission Fee : ` 1,000/-
             iii) Refundable Caution Deposit : ` 10,000/-
             iv) Special fee : ` 15,000/-
             Hostel fee will be extra.


V. Refund/Adjustment of Fees

            If a candidate leaves the college after closing of admission, he/she will be liable for forfeiture of all the fees paid and also to pay liquidated damages equivalent to the tuition fee for the remaining duration of the course.


VI. Original Certificates


            All original certificates as per para 3.2 above have to be produced at the time of admission. Besides, the following certificates have to be produced in original.

            1. Equivalence/ recognition certificate of the qualifying examination.
            2. Conduct certificate.
            3. Migration Certificate
            4. Transfer Certificate.
            5. Certificate from Head of Institution last studied in proof of Clause XI.2 of this prospectus.
            6. Passport size photograph (8 nos.)
            Additionally, two sets of photocopies of all the certificates/documents attested by Gazatted officers/Principal of the Institution last attened have to be submitted at the time of admission.


VII. University Affiliation

            All the member Colleges are currently affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur.
            P. J. Ignatius - Admissions Co-ordinator
            Fr. Sabu Nedunilath - Secretary
            Fr. (Dr.) Sebastian Vadakumpadan - President
            Cochin - 682 018             
            Date: 31. 05. 2012


VII. CAUTION

            1. Ragging / any type of misconduct towards any student either in the college campus or outside will be considered ascriminal offence and will be immediately reported to the police. Perpetrators will not be permitted to continue their studies.
            2. Every student shall, at the time of admission, furnish a character certificate from the institute wherefrom he/she has passed the qualifying examination, which would mention the status of his/her behavioural pattern especially in terms as to whether                 he/she has displayed persistent violent, or aggressive behaviour or any desire to harm others.
            3. Students and parents shall, at the time of admission, furnish an affidavit to the effect that the students will not indulge inragging.
            4. Use of cell phones are banned in all the colleges.


IX. Code of Conduct

            Every student is required to adhere strictly to the code of conduct of the institution to which he/she is admitted. Attention : Please regularly check the website www.amsfnck.in for details regarding admission

IIX. Important Dates

            1. Issue of Application form begins : 01st June 2012
            2. Last date for submission of applications : 20th June 2012
            3. Publication of details on the website : 25th June 2012
            4. Last date for notifying entry errors, if any, by candidates : 28th June 2012
            5. Publication of merit list on the Website : 03rd July 2012
            6. First Online Allotment : 05th July 2012
            7. Second Online Allotment : 12th July 2012
            8. Commencement of Centralized Counseling & Admission* : 23rd July 2012
            * The Time schedule and venue of centralized counseling will be published on the website along with publication of merit list.


X. Redressal of Grievances

            Any grievances/ complaints regarding selection and admission can be brought to the notice of the Coordinator of Admissions, Association of the Managements of Self Financing Nursing Colleges of Kerala, Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam, Kochi-682 018, as well as to the Director/Manager of the college concerned, within 48 hours of occurrence of the grievance. Email address for registering complaintsadmission2012@ amfnck.in

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