Admission to paramedical courses in Kerala: Apply by August 26
Applications have been invited by the Director of Medical Education, Thiruvananthapuram, for admission to the Professional Degree Courses in Nursing and Para Medical Streams, Kerala for 2020-21.
The Courses to which applications have been invited are (i) Bachelor of Science in Nursing- [B.Sc. Nursing] (ii) Bachelor of Science-Medical Laboratory Technology- [B.Sc. (M.L.T)] (iii) Bachelor of Science-Perfusion Technology- [B.Sc. Perfusion Technology] (iv) Bachelor of Science-Medical Radiological Technology-[B.Sc. MRT] (v) Bachelor of Science- Optometry-[B.Sc. Optometry] (vi) Bachelor of Physiotherapy-[B.P.T] (vii) Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology- [B.A.S.L.P] (viii) Bachelor of Cardio Vascular Technology-[B.C.V.T] (ix) Bachelor of Dialysis Technology-[B.Sc.D.T]
All the Programmes are of 4 years duration.
Admissions to the above courses are regulated on the basis of merit as assessed in the rank list prepared based on the marks obtained in final year of the qualifying examination(s), after having the normalization procedure as described in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from www.lbscentre.kerala.gov.in
Allotment of seats from the State Rank Lists for all courses in Self Financing Colleges will be made in accordance with the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India/Hon’ble High Court of Kerala or orders of the Government of Kerala/Government of India as per the law in existence at the time of Centralized Allotment Process and will be notified separately.
Eligibility: Only Indian citizens are eligible. Holders of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However, PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.
Applicants should belong to ‘Keralite’, Non- Keralite category I(NK-I) or Non-Keralite category II (NK-II).
An applicant of Kerala origin will be categorized as a ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation.
An applicant who is not of Kerala origin but (i) has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belong to Government of India/Defense Service, posted to Kerala or (ii) has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents who are serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years or (iii) has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5(five) years within the period of 12(twelve) years of his/her study or (iv) has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII will be treated as Non-Keralite Category I. They will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
Those who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'Non-Keralite Category I' will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II. They may be considered for admission to Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Colleges. The admission will be based on merit and should be restricted to a maximum of 10% of management quota seats. This allotment/admission does not come under the purview of this Prospectus published by DME.
Age: Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2020.
Academic Eligibility: Applicant should have passed Higher Secondary /Equivalent course with specified subjects of study and marks as per the course concerned.
B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. M.L.T. and B.Sc. Optometry Courses: Separate minimum pass mark for Physics Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together.
B.Sc. Perfusion Technology, B.C.V.T & B.P.T: Should have separate minimum pass mark for Physics Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Biology separately and should have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together. For B.P.T course, applicant should have studied English as a subject in Higher Secondary level.
B.A.S.L.P: Should have separate minimum pass mark for Physics Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics /Computer Science /Statistics /Electronics /Psychology put together.
B.Sc. Medical Radiological Technology, B.Sc. Dialysis Technology: Should have separate minimum pass mark for Physics Chemistry and Biology and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together.
Relaxation in marks as given in the Prospectus is available for reserved categories.
Application: Application for admission to all the courses can be registered online through a single application at www.lbscentre.kerala.gov.in latest by 26 August 2020.
Application Fee is Rs.600/- for General category and Rs.300/- for SC/ST categories. The fee can be paid online or using the downloaded chalan at any branch of Federal Bank, latest by 25 August 2020.
More details related to the admission process including documents to be submitted, preparation of Rank list, option registration and allotments are available in the Prospectus.