M.Sc Nursing Admission 2021- Eligibility, Entrance Exam, Selection Process

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: January 18, 2021

M.Sc in nursing is a 2 years postgraduate degree which is offered in many various universities and colleges in India. This article covers all details related to the M.Sc. Nursing admissions including eligibility, important dates, selection process, entrance exams, colleges, etc.

M.Sc Nursing Admissions

M.Sc Nursing is one the most sought-after nursing courses that students opt for after completing B.Sc Nursing or relevant courses. M.Sc Nursing is a two-year-long postgraduate course designed for students who plan to pursue a career as a nurse and serve mankind. There are many government and private universities in India that offer admission to M.Sc Nursing. Some of these colleges participate in national-level entrance exams, some participate in state-level exams, whereas some conduct their own examinations. 

So, if the idea of saving lives and helping the ones in need of medical attention attracts you, this article is for you. In this piece, we will be discussing all relevant information about M.Sc Nursing admissions in India such as Eligibility, Important Dates, Selection Process, Colleges Name etc.

All About M.Sc Nursing

M.Sc Nursing Admission Highlights 2021

Check out the highlights of M.Sc Nursing Admission 2021:-

Course Name

Master of Science in Nursing

Course Level




Course Duration

2 Years

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field

Selection Process

Merit or Entrance Base

Average Course Fee

1.30 Lakhs

Average Salary

Rs 3,00,000/- to Rs 4,00,000/- LPA

Important Dates for M.Sc Nursing 2021 Admissions in India

The tentative schedule for M.Sc. Nursing admissions in India is mentioned below in the table. 

Application CommencesAugust 2021
Application EndsAugust 2021
Admit Card ReleasesSeptember 2021
Entrance ExamTBA
Answer Key ReleasesTBA
Result DeclarationTBA
Merit List ReleasesTBA
Counselling BeginsTBA
Counselling EndsTBA
Class CommenceTBA

Who Should Opt for M.Sc Nursing Admission 2021?

If candidates have an interest in helping people in the best way possible and have an interest in medicine and healthcare then they should select a speciality for nursing and choose for M.Sc. in Nursing. In M.Sc in Nursing candidates will be able to acquire an in-depth knowledge of medicine and specific life-giving medicines in Nursing.

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M.Sc. Nursing Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet eligibility requirements shown below in order to secure the admission in M.Sc Nursing. Candidates must also be aware that the eligibility requirements for M.Sc in Nursing may change from institution to institution. However, we have already listed some of the common requirements for the M.Sc Nursing Admission.

  • Candidates must have passed in B.Sc. degree in Science stream in a relevant discipline.

  • Candidates must have received the degree from a recognized institution.

  • Candidates need to secure minimum 50% marks in the qualifying examination, the qualifying percentage can vary from college to college.

  • At certain colleges candidates also need to qualify for National/ State/ Institute Level entrance examinations in order to secure admission in M.Sc Nursing.

  • Candidates also need to be medically fit and must submit a medical fitness certificate from a recognized physician at the time of admission.

  • In certain colleges candidates also need to secure one-year working experience in Hospital or School of nursing along with B.Sc degree.

Documents Required for M.Sc Nursing Admission 2021

The candidates who are applying for the M.Sc admissions 2021 need to submit the following documents at the time of admission or filling up the application form:

  • Class 10th and 12th Certificate along with its mark sheet

  • Graduation degree along with the mark sheet

  • Date of birth certificate

  • Valid Id Proof such as Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Passport etc.

  • Recent coloured photographs of the candidate

  • Migration certificate of the candidate

  • Medical certificate of the candidate

  • Any extracurricular activity certificate

M.Sc Nursing Selection Process 2021

The selection process may vary from one institution to another. It is therefore also advisable for candidates to ensure that they are well aware of the admission procedure of the intended colleges on their official website.

Some of the key points relating to the M.Sc Nursing Selection Process are listed below:-

  • In many colleges, candidates can take direct admission based on their marks in the qualifying exam

  • But in certain government and private colleges, the candidates must appear for the Institute's qualifying entrance exam

  • Merit list will be prepared based on the candidate's marks in the entrance examination

  • The candidates who meet the cut-off scores of the entrance examination can appear for the admission or counselling process conducted by the college

  • In the admission or counselling process candidates, original documents will be checked

  • After scrutinizing the records, candidates who are eligible will be allocated seats for M.Sc Nursing admission.

  • In some colleges as a part counselling process qualified candidates also need to appear for Personal Interview rounds.

Some of the well-known M.Sc Nursing Entrance Exams are listed in the table below, along with their application, examination and result date:-

Entrance Exam Name

Application Date

Examination Date

Result Date


4th week of March 2021















M.Sc. Nursing Course Fee

The annual fee for M.Sc Nursing varies between institutions. The average total fee for M.Sc nursing is around 1,30,000/- LPA in India. Candidates can take advantage of fee discounts or scholarships by applying for fee waivers provided by various Nursing Colleges.

Top Colleges Offering M.Sc. Nursing

Some of the top colleges that offer M.Sc in Nursing are listed below:-


Name of College


Courses Name

Approximate Annual Fees


SEA Group of Institutions

Bangalore, Karnataka

M.Sc. Nursing

Rs 1,60,000/-


GITAM University

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

M.Sc. Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care

Rs 80,000/-


KIIT University

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

M.Sc. Nursing

Rs 75,000/-


Parul University

Vadodara, Gujarat

M.Sc. Nursing

Rs 1,75,000/-


Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

M.Sc. Nursing

Rs 20,000/-


People'S University

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

M.Sc. Nursing

Rs 1,15,000/-


Amity University, Manesar

Gurgaon, Haryana

M Sc. Nursing - Community Health Nursing

Rs 1,16,000/-


Krupanidhi Group of Institutions

Bangalore, Karnataka

M.Sc. Nursing



Armed Forces Medical College

Pune, Maharashtra

M.Sc. Nursing



Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research

Puducherry, Pondicherry

M.Sc. Nursing


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