Director of Health Services, Government of Kerala, has invited applications from women for admission to the 2 year, Auxiliary Nurses & Midwifery course being offered by it at the Public Health Nursing Schools at Thiruvananathapuram, Kottayam, Palakkad and Kasaragod. The training Centre at Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram is exclusively for SC/ST students. Admissions at the other three training centers would be held in a combined manner following merit and reservation principles.
Students of identified districts, as given below, alone can apply to each institute. Seats are identified for each district.
For admissions to the 30 seats at Junior Public Health Nurses Training School, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, exclusively for SC/ST students, applications have to be submitted to Principal of the Institution. Here also, seats are set apart for different districts. If students are not available from the concerned district, such seats will be pooled together state wide and filled based on merit (Mark/Grade) from the concerned category.
Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian. Applicant should have passed Plus Two/Pre Degree/Equivalent examination and should be able to read and write Malayalam. Those who have not studies Malayalam as a subject at SSLC stage, should submit a Certificate from a Gazette Officer, that the applicant can read and write Malayalam.
Applicant should have completed 17 years of age and should be below 30 years of age as on 31.12.2019. A relaxation of 3 years in upper age limit is available for applicants of backward communities. For SC/ST, there is a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.
Seat reservation: Of the 100 seats at Kottayam, Palakkad and Kasaragod, 65% will be filled on Merit basis and the remaining 35%, based on reservation basis. Out of the merit seats, 5% seats are reserved for locomotion disabilities in the range of 40 to 50%.
Seats are reserved for (i) dependents of Ex-Servicemen/those service personnel killed while in service, nominated by the State Sainik-Naval-Air force Board (ii) for inmates of Juvenile Homes/Government Approved Orphanages (iii) dependents of Para Military/Ex-Paramilitary personnel (Assam Rifles/BSF/CRPF/ITBP/Central Secretariat Force/CISF/GREF) (iv) Asha Workers
The category of personnel who will be considered for this, the institutes where the seats are available, the procedure for applying for such seats, the authority to recommend applications for such seats, the last date of application for such seats etc; are specified in the Prospectus that is available at www.dhs.kerala.gov.in (at the link Notification).
Application Form: Application form can be downloaded from the link at http://dhs.kerala.gov.in/index.php/notification.html
Application Fee: Application fee is Rs.75/- for SC/ST and Rs. 200/- for others. This has to be paid by way of cash using Treasury Challan at a Treasury under the Head of Account, ‘0210-80-800-88’.
If the district noted in SSLC/SSC is different from the district to which application is submitted, the applicant should enclose a nativity certificate from the Tahasildar that he/she has been residing in the district for 5 years. If the place or district is not recorded in the SSLC/Equivalent certificate, then also, the nativity certificate from the Village Officer/Tahsildar has to be enclosed with the application.
Applicant should enclose self-attested copies of certificates related to age, educational qualifications, mark/grade etc; with the filled application. Originals have to be produced at the time of interview. Those claiming reservation, should attach self-attested copy of the relevant page of SSLC showing the caste with the applications along with the copy of the income certificate from revenue authorities. Originals of both these certificates will have to be produced at the time of interview. More details are given in the Prospectus.
Applicants from Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam districts should submit the filled applications to the Principal of Junior PHN School Kottayam, those of Idukki, Alappuzha, Enakulam, Palakkad, Thrissur, Malappuram to Principal, JPH School, Palakkad and those from Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod districts to Principal, Junior PHN School Kasaragod.
The filled applications along with the challan towards remittance of fees and copies of other documents, have to be submitted to the Principals of the concerned Junior Public Health Nursing School, by 5 pm on 29.6.2018 in a cover with the words, ‘Application for ANM Course’, super-scribed.
Applications for seats reserved for those with locomotive disability should be sent to Directorate of Health Services, General Hospital Junction, Trivandrum.
Selection will be based on the merit list prepared considering the marks/grades in the qualifying examination. In case of tie, the students who have studied science at Plus 2 level will be given preference. If the tie continues, the tie will be broken based on the marks/grade obtained for English at Plus Two level. If the tie cannot be broken, the older candidate will get preference.
The final selection will be subject to the student clearing a medical examination and verification of the original documents. The list of students selected will be published at the Institutions concerned.
If sufficient SC applicants are not available for the seats reserved for them in different schools, the seat will be allotted to ST candidates and vice-versa. Vacant seats of Community quota will be transferred to General Merit in the absence of applicants from those categories. .
Those selected are eligible to get a monthly stipend of Rs.500/-. Candidates getting selected will have to sign a Bond with the Government on Stamp paper worth Rs.500/-, to the effect that they would serve the Government for a period of 2 years if needed, if asked by the Government, after the completion of the course. Those who withdraw from the course after the closure of admissions will have to pay an amount of Rs.10000/- along with the other losses suffered by the Government.
Selected students have to remit an amount of Rs. 500/- for Registration with Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council, along with other fees. They are also required to remit on the day of admission itself, an amount of Rs.500/- as the security amount towards liquidated damages which will be returned to the student on completion of the course. SC/ST applicants are exempted from payment of Registration Fee and Security amount.
Those completing the course have to appear for the examination and pass the same within the next four years.
More details can be had from the Prospectus which is available at www.dhs.kerala.gov.in