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    MPhil in Nursing

    About M.Phil in Nursing

    M.Phil in Nursing is a two-year postgraduate course for the students who wish to carry out in-depth independent research in the field of nursing. This course is meant for students interested in teaching over and above their regular nursing courses.

    Students planning to pursue M.Phil in Nursing must have enthusiasm for Nursing and teaching. Moreover, they should have the awareness and skills required in the nursing process for health care and nursing patients. The students are also required to have good human skills, leadership skills, and passion for the health care sector.

    On Completion of MPhil Nursing, once pursue higher studies, and complete PhD or can take up Supervisory role like Nurse Administrators. They can also join Nursing Colleges and work as lecturers/ professors.

    M.Phil in Nursing Highlights

    The Major Highlights of M.Phil in Nursing is mentioned below:-

    Course Level





    2 Years

    Exam Type

    Semester Wise

    Annual Fees

    Rs 10,000/- to Rs 4,00,000/-


    Rs 3,00,000/- to Rs 14,00,000/- LPA

    Job Roles

    Senior researcher, Project manager, Nursing instructor, Project manager, University lecturer etc

    M.Phil in Nursing Eligibility Criteria

    In order to apply for M.Phil in Nursing, candidates must meet the eligibility conditions mentioned below. All those who meet the eligibility of M.Phil Nursing can apply:

    • Candidates must have a master's degree in Nursing approved by the Indian Nursing Council with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
    • In some colleges, 5% relaxation is also given to the candidates belonging to the OBC/ SC/ ST/ PwD category.

    M.Phil in Nursing Admission Process

    M.Phil is a doctoral-level programme, therefore, admissions to the M.Phil courses will be based similar to PhD admissions in India. While there are no entrance tests for admission to M.Phil in Nursing, each college or university offering the courses will define their requirements and admission processes for the respective courses. In most cases, M.Phil Nursing admissions in India are done based on two commonly opted admission process which can either be Merit-based or Written Test-based. Here are the steps in M.Phil Nursing admission processes in India.

    Written Test-Based Admissions

    • Universities/Colleges often choose to conduct a written test as well as Personal Interview to shortlist candidates to offer an M.Phil Nursing admission.

    • This is commonly opted by most colleges across India.

    • Each candidate aspiring to pursue an M.Phil in Nursing course in India must sit for a Written Test, which will most likely be designed by individual colleges itself.

    • Subsequently, based on the performance in the test, candidates may be called to participate in the Personal Interview Session.

    • The overall performance of the candidate in the written test and the personal interview, the candidate will be shortlisted for the final few steps of admissions, which may include document verification and submission of tuition and colleges fees.

    Merit-Based Admissions

    • Under such situations, candidates will be selected purely on the basis of their performance in the qualifying exam or degree.

    • After the submission of the application form, the candidates will be asked to submit the necessary documents to support their application and eligibility.

    • Few colleges may also require additional applications with respect to their thesis, however, this will differ from college to college.

    • Candidates who qualify for admissions will be asked to participate in a personal interview.

    • With respect to the past academic record of the candidate and their performance in the personal interview, prospective M.Phil students will be shortlisted for admissions to the M.Phil in Nursing programme.

    Note: It is important to note that the admission processes of each college will be defined and followed as per the admission policy of the individual colleges and universities. Therefore it is important to go through the admission processes of each college offering the programme.

    M.Phil in Nursing Course Fee

    The annual course fee for M.Phil in Nursing in both government and private institutions is given below:-.


    Minimum Fee

    Maximum Fee

    Government/ Public Institutions

    Rs 10,000/- 

    Rs 1,40,000/- 

    Private Institutions

    Rs 25,000 

    Rs 4,00,000/- 

    M.Phil in Nursing Syllabus

    The syllabus that is taught in M.Phil in Nursing is mentioned below:-

    First Year:

    Taking research training courses

    Developing methodology

    Designing the research

    Develop research and transferable skills

    Modern Nursing Philosophy

    Major aspects of nursing

    Second Year:

    Nursing Administration and Leadership

    Research in nursing

    Generating and analysing data

    Data interpretation

    Case Analysis

    Writing a thesis

    M.Phil in Nursing Career Options and Job Prospects

    Some of the well-known employment sectors and job profiles that the candidates can pick after completing M.Phil in Nursing are :

    Employment Sectors

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Health Departments

    • Training Institutes

    • Educational Institutes

    • Schools

    • Old Age Homes

    • Nursing Homes

    • Medical Departments


    Job Profiles

    • Senior lab technician

    • Lecturer/ Professor

    • Project manager

    • Senior researcher

    • Nursing instructor

    • Senior Nurse

    Average Salary

    Rs 2,500,000/- to Rs 14,00,000/- LPA

    FAQs about M.Phil in Nursing

    What are the top colleges offering M.Phil in Nursing courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Nursing courses : Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Chennai) , King George'S Medical University (Lucknow) , Government Medical College (Kozhikode) , Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh) , Armed Forces Medical College (Pune). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Phil in Nursing or not.

    I want admission in M.Phil in Nursing. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

    Dr. B.R Ambedkar University M.Phil, Ph.D. Entrance Test , Banasthali University Aptitude Test , Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Science , Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Phil in Nursing courses.

    What is the average fee for the course M.Phil in Nursing ?

    The average fee for M.Phil in Nursing is INR 50,000 per year.

    What are the popular specializations related to M.Phil in Nursing ?

    Some of the popular specializations for M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) are : Organic Chemistry , Fashion Designing , Political Science , Physical Therapy , Gujarati.

    What is the duration of the course M.Phil in Nursing ?

    M.Phil in Nursing is a 2 year course.
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