NIMHANS B.Sc, M.Sc & Diploma Admissions 2020: Courses, Application Form, Entrance Exam, Dates, Fees

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National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) offers M.Sc in Psychiatric Nursing and M.Sc in Biostatistics at the postgraduate level.  B.Sc Nursing, B.Sc Radiology, Anaesthesia Technology are the degree programs offered at the undergraduate level.

Apart from the mentioned degree programs the institution also offers 1 Postgraduate Diploma program, 1 Diploma Program and 2 Post Basic Diploma Programs. The application forms to apply for admission to any of the programs offered by NIMHANS are available online.

Admission to all the courses is based on an Online Entrance Test conducted by NIMHANS. Shortlisted candidates have to appear in the counselling/ interview round. Students can download NIMHANS Online Entrance Hall Ticket from its official website.

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B.Sc (Nursing),
M.Sc (Nursing)
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NIMHANS UG and PG Courses Eligibility Criteria

NIMHANS B.Sc Admissions 2020 

At Undergraduate level, NIMHANS offers B.Sc program in 3 specializations i.e.

  1. Nursing
  2. Radiography
  3. Anaesthesia Technology

Eligibility: For admission to B.Sc Nursing applicant should have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum 45% aggregate.

Selection Criteria: Admission will be granted on the basis of a valid score in Entrance exam conducted by the institute. The qualifying percentage is as follows

CategoryMinimum % Required
UR/ OBC50%


B.Sc Nursing
All India Category27 Seats
Karnataka Domicile Category50 Seats
B.Sc Radiology
All India Category03 Seats
Karnataka Domicile Category05 Seats
Anaesthesia Technology
All India Category03 Seats
Karnataka Domicile Category07 Seats


CourseTotal Fee
B.Sc in Nursing

For Unreserved category: INR 57, 120

For ST/SC Category: INR 42,120

B.Sc Radiography/ Anaesthesia TechnologyINR 29,390

NIMHANS M.Sc Admissions 2020

At postgraduate level, the institute offers M.Sc program in 2 specializations i.e 

  1. Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Biostatistics


For Admission to M.Sc Psychiatric Nursing, the applicant should hold a B.Sc. Nursing OR B.Sc. Hons. Nursing OR Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing degree. 

Further, the candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.

Experience Required: Minimum of one year experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing and a minimum of one year of work experience prior to or after post basic B.Sc. Nursing.

For M.Sc Biostatistics the eligibility required is Undergraduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics as main subjects.

Selection Criteria:

Online Entrance Test + Verification of Original Certificates on the day of admission. The qualifying % in the entrance test is as follows:

CategoryMinimum % Required
UR/ OBC50%

Seats offered

Psychiatric Nursing09 Seats
Biostatistics04 Seats

Fee: INR 22,700

NIMHANS PG Diploma, PostBasic Diploma and Diploma Admissions 2020

Apart from the above-mentioned programs, the institute also offers Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry at the undergraduate level and Diploma program in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology at the undergraduate level.


Diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology

B.Sc. with Physics with minimum II Class in the qualifying examination / Electronics with minimum II Class in the qualifying examination / Computer Sciences with minimum II Class in the qualifying examination


Diploma in Electronics / Electrical / Instrumentation / Computer (approved by Board of Technical Education)


PUC (Science stream) with 3 years’ experience as EEG Technician after 10th Standard.

06 Seats
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical BiochemistryMaster degree in Biochemistry and valid score in Online Entrance Test + Verification of Original Certificates on the day of admission04 seats
Post Basic Diploma in Psychiatric/ Mental health NursingCandidate should be registered Nurse (RN & RM) with State Nursing Council and have one year of experience as staff nurse.45 Seats
Post basic Diploma in Neuro Sciences Nursing09 Seats

NIMHANS UG and PG Selection Process

  1. The selection of candidates is purely based on the score obtained in the NIMHANS Online Entrance Exam followed by counselling or interview.
  2. Duration of the test is 90 minutes for 100 questions. One mark is awarded for a correct answer while a wrong answer results for penalty of 0.25 marks.
  3. For B.Sc, M.Sc, MD and MPH courses, the candidates have to secure 50% (45% for SC/ST) in entrance.
  4. For DM/ M.Ch courses, at least 50% marks are mandatory for all the categories.

Note: At the time of final selection, the candidates need to present the hard copy of the printed abstract of the application form along with the original certificates for verification purpose.

NIMHANS UG and PG Application Form

NIMHANS application form can be filled by following the below-listed steps:

  1. The candidates willing to apply for the courses offered by NIMHANS can only apply online. There is no offline availability of the forms.
  2. The candidates will have to follow the following steps:-
    1. Registration
    2. Subscription  
    3. Basic details
    4. Eligibility details
    5. Uploading of photographs, signature and documents
    6. Preview
    7. Payment
    8. Print of abstract
  3. The submission of Declaration Form is mandatory. The Declaration Form should be downloaded, filled, signed, scanned and uploaded
  4. The application fee for candidates who fall under General category is Rs.1500/- and for candidates who fall under SC/ST category is Rs.1000/-.through credit Card/ Debit Card or Online Transfer.

List of documents to be sent along with the application:

Medical courses:

• Final year Marks Sheet
• Degree Certificate
• Master’s Degree Certificate (If applicable)
• Master’s Degree Marks Sheet (If applicable)
• Attempt Certificate
• Internship Completion Certificate
• Registration Certificates
• SSC Marks sheet
• Caste Certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC category

Non Medical courses:
• All the year/semester qualifying exam mark sheets
• Degree Certificate
• Caste Certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC category
• Experience certificate (if applicable) Applications without these enclosures will be rejected without intimation.

NIMHANS UG and PG Courses Reservation Criteria

Reservation of seats for courses other than D.M. and M.Ch. are as follows:

  • 15% of the seats for SC
  • 7.5% of the seats for ST
  • 27% of the seats for OBC
  • 3% of the PG seats are reserved for persons with above 40% and less than 70% disability
  • 65% seats in all B.Sc courses are reserved for Karnataka Domicile Students
  • 6 seats in MD (Psychiatry) are reserved for domiciles of Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, & Uttarakhand.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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