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New Delhi. Admission to the Armed Forces Nursing Colleges of the country will now be done only through NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), the examination to be conducted for admission to the undergraduate course of medicine. B.Sc Nursing courses are being conducted in these nursing colleges run by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS). However, only women are admitted in these. Till now a separate examination was conducted for admission in these.
Six such nursing colleges in the country:
The number of nursing colleges run by AFMS is currently six in the country. It is located in Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, Lucknow, and Bangalore. Although admission to these nursing colleges was to be done through NEET only last year, it could not happen. This time it has been included again after the release of the application for admission in NEET-UG.
Application deadline extended:
At present, there are only 220 seats for B.Sc Nursing in these nursing colleges. In which there is huge pressure of admission. Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the application deadline by including these nursing seats along with NEET. Under this, any student can now apply till May 15. Earlier, the last date for application was May 6.
The suggestion of conducting one examination of similar courses:
It is worth noting that this initiative of the NTA is also being linked to the recommendation of the new National Education Policy (NEP), in which instead of separate examinations for admission, it has been suggested to conduct one examination for the same courses. After this recommendation, it has been decided to conduct joint entrance examination for admission in all central universities from this time.