GOVERNMENTOF ANDHRA PRADESH
AB S T R A C T
Education - B.Sc.(Nursing)Colleges - Regulation for grant of permission to
Private Colleges - Rules - Issued.
HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILYWELFARE (M2) DEPARTMENT
O R D E R:
The Government havebeen considering the question of formulating guidelineswith a view to according permission, for starting Institutionsin Private Sector, for imparting B.Sc. (Nursing) courses inthe State and for considering the applications forstarting such courses. A Cabinet Sub-Committee with Dr.N.JanardhanReddy, Honourable Minister for Health, Medical and FamilyWelfare, Sri K.Srihari, Honourable Minister for Social Welfare andSri K.Chandrasekhar Rao, Honourable guidelines prepared bythe Department and submit its recommendations to theGovernment. The Cabinet Sub-Committee in its meeting held on30-7-1997, among other things, also discussed about the need to startB.Sc.(Nursing) courses in places where Teaching Hospitals arein existence. The said Committee have also suggested to startB.Sc.(Nursing) Colleges at places in addition where theTeaching Hospitals are in existance. The Government havingconsidered the suggestions of the Cabinet Sub-Committee herebymake the rules in regard to according permission to thePrivate Nursing Colleges and prescribing the procedure for admissionof students as detailed below:-
The followingNotification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh ExtraordinaryGazette:-
N O T I F I C A T I O N
In exercise of thepowers conferred by Section 99 of the Andhra PradeshEducation Act, 1982 (Act 1 of 1982) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules regulating the grant of permission toprivate Colleges of Nursing and admission into such Institutions.
1. These rules may becalled the Andhra Pradesh Private Colleges of Nursing (grant ofpermission to Private Colleges or Institutions andadmission into B.Sc., Nursing Course ) Rules, 1997.
2. They shall apply toall the Private Colleges of Nursing or Institutions impartingB.Sc. (Nursing) Course.
3. They shall come intoforce at once.
4. (a) CATEGORISATIONOF SEATS:
Fifty percent (50%) ofthe total number of seats shall be set apart as 'free seats'and remaining fifty percent (50%) shall be called as managementseats.
(b) NUMBER OF SEATS:
Maximum number of seatsfor a B.Sc.(Nursing) College or Training Institutionshall be fifty (50) and shall be subject to revision by theGovernment from time to time.
5. SELECTION PROCEDURE:
(i) There shall be aSelection Committee (herein after called the Committee)appointed by the University of Health Sciences for selection ofcandidates against free seats.
(ii) The Committeeshall make selections based purely on merit arrived at on the basisof aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in Sciencegroup. In deciding the merit, candidates who qualifyunder compartmental system will be placed after candidateswho pass in a single attempt.
(iii) Selection for theManagement seats will be made by the management of theCollege or Institute, as the case may be, However, the selectionshall be based on objective criteria including merit in thequalifying examination; and the admission for the aboveseats shall be made after the list of candidates is verifiedby the said Selection Committee.
(iv) The Principals ofthe Private Institutions shall admit candidates as allottedby the Selection Committee on the basis of ranking assigned tothem against 50% "free seats".
(v) The maximum numberof students to be admitted in a College or in an Institutionshall not exceed (50 fifty only) subject to review by theGovernment from time to time. However, if the infrastructuralfacilities, and the teaching staff etc., in an institution arefound to be defective, or inadequate to train 50 students; theGovernment may, for the reasons to be recorded in writing,direct the institutions to admit less number of students.
(vi) The Committeeafter completion of the admissions of the candidates selected byit shall direct the institutions to close the admissionsand furnish the list of candidates admitted under both thecategories i.e., free seats and management seats to theUniversity of Health Sciences. Issue of hall tickets forexamination shall be limited to the number of students admittedaccording to the list so furnished.
6. RULE OF RESERVATION:
Rule of reservationshall be strictly followed, while making selection for both freeseats and management seats. Unfilled seats meant forreserved categories like S.C., S.T., and B.C., may, however be filledup by admitting candidates from other communities. TheSelection Committee shall ensure that no reserved candidate isoverlooked for a reserved category seat. The reservation meant for local candidates shall be followed as prescribed in theAndhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation ofadmission) Order 1974, in the following manner; namely:-
(i) local candidatesshall be given preference over candidates belonging to otherlocal areas in the State of Andhra Pradesh;
(ii) if localcandidates within the local area are not available, preferenceshall be given to candidates belonging to other local areas inthe State of Andhra Pradesh.
(iii) if no candidatefrom any local area in Andhra Pradesh is available foradmissions, admission of candidates belonging to other States or UnionTerritories may be made.
7. FEE STRUCTURE:
A maximum fee ofRs.1,000/- per month per candidate shall be charged for free seats.As regards the management seats, the fee shall not be morethan five times the fee applicable for free seats. Governmentwill have the authority to fix the maximum fee charegablefor free seats and also fix an upper limit in respect of feefor the management seats.
8. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAFOR ADMISSION:
The eligibilitycriteria for admission into B.Sc.(Nursing) course shall be asfollows:-
(i) NATIONALITY ANDDOMICILE:
The candidates shouldbe Indian Nationals and should satisfy local or, as the casemay be, the non-local status requirements as laiddown in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions(Regulation of Admissions) Order, 1974 as amended in G.O.(P) G.o.646,Education (W) Department, Dated:10-7-1979.
(ii) EDUCATIONALQUALIFICATIONS AND AGE:
A pass in the HigherSecondary School Certificate Examination (12 years course), orin the Senior School Certificate Examination(10+2),Pre-Degree Examination (10+2) or an equivalent to 12 yearsschooling with Biological, or Physical Sciences.
The minimum age foradmission shall be 17 years, as on the 1st July of the year inwhich the candidate is seeking admission, and the maximum age is35 years. There shall be relaxation of three years infavour of S.C., S.T., and B.C., candidates.
9. INVITING OFAPPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION:
The Selection Committeeshall publish an advertisement in main edition and not insupplements of two leading news papers, one of which shall be inTelugu laguage only. The invitation for applications shall bemade giving one months' time between the date of publication andthe last date fixed for receiving requests forapplication forms. The advertisement should also indicate the last datefor receiving back the filled in applications whichshall not be less than one month from the last date fixed forreceiving requests for application forms. The advertisement,among others, should indicate the application feepayable, registration fee, the seats available in each Institution,the tution fee payable etc.
10. REQUIREMENT OFPHYSICAL FACILITIES BY THE COLLEGES OR
The physical faciltiesin terms of land, buildings, class room facilities, Laboratoryfacilities, requirement of personnel and equipment shall bein accordance with the statutes of the University of HealthSciences and Indian Nursing Council from time to time
11. STAFFING PATTERN:
The staffing patternshall be in accordance with the statutes of University of HealthSciences and the regulations of the Indian Nursing Council.The academic qualifications and experience for teachersshall be as provided in the regulations of theIndian Nursing Council.
No Permission to aPrivate College or an Institution, shall be accorded unless it hasaffiliation to a Hospital having a minimum of 200 bedswithin a radius of 25 Kms. The Hospital shall have thedepartments of Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Maternity, ENT, Radiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Burns, Oncology, Psychiatry,Casuality; and Clinical Laboratory for training and teaching purposes with qualified teaching staff.
(a)The practice ofconsidering different hospitals having lesser bed strength than 200beds, leads to improper supervision and, thereby impropertraining. Hence the strength of beds of 200 should be arrived at insuch a way that preferably the 200 beds are located in onesingle Hospital and, if no such Hospital is available,the College or the Institution may have affiliation to not morethan three hospitals for arriving at the required strengthof beds. The Hospital having more than 200 beds, can giveclinical attachment to more than one College or Institutionand to as many as Colleges or Institutions as thereare multiples of 200 beds in that Hospital. The Directorof Medical Education shall maintain a list of PrivateColleges or Institutions of Nursing, and the Government Hospitals to which they stand affiliated in order to ensure that thisstipulation is strictly adhered to. Any deviation in thisregard will render the Officer(s) concerned liable for stringentdepartmental action.
(b)Hospitals mustinvariably have all facilities for imparting training in alldisciplines as per the regulations of the Indian Nursing council.
(c)Government shallhave the power to grant relaxation in respect of such institutionslocated in tribal or remote/ backward areas as may benotified by them, either in respect of the number of Hospitals, orof the total number of beds or the distance to bemaintained between the location of the College or the Institution andthe Hospitals.
13. CLINICAL ATTACHMENTFEE:
(i) The College orInstitution which require clinical attachment for purposesof imparting training to its students in Government hospitals shall have to pay a fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousandonly) per candidate per annum. However, Government reserve theright to revise the fee from time to time; and
(ii) Permission foraffiliation of a Private College of Nursing to anyGovernment Hospital shall be given only by the Government and noSuperintendent of the Hospital or any other authority subordinateto the Government is authorised to issue such permission.
14. APPLICATIONS FORESSENTIALITY CERTIFICATE:
The University ofHealth Sciences shall prepare an appropriate proforma, as anapplication form for issue of the Essentiality Certificate; and theprice of the application form shall be fixed by the Governmentfrom time to time. For the current year Rs.5000/- (RupeesFive Thousand only) is fixed as fee for obtaining applicationform. There shall also be an inspection fee, for organising aninspection by the Expert Committee, constituted for thepurpose by the Director of Medical Education. Theinspection fee is Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) and isrevisable by the Government from time to time.
15.The Government haveconsituted a Committee for examination and consideration of theapplications received for establishing Private NursingSchools, Physio-therapy Institutions and Para-MedicalInstitutions vide G.O.Ms.No.267, HM&FW (E1) Deptt., Dt.14-7-97under the Chairmanship of Justice Sri P.Ramachandra Raju(Retired). The said Committee shall also invite applications forestablishing Private Colleges or Institutions of Nursingfor imparting B.Sc.(Nursing) Course. The Government willissue Essentiality Certificate to only such applicantinstitutions which are recommended by the Committee.
16. AFFILIATION TOUNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES:
College or Institutionswhich obtain the Essentiality Certificate, shall haveto obtain affiliation of the University of HealthSciences before admission to the 1st year. Such College orInstitute shall abide by the rules of University of HealthSciences to obtain affiliation.
The Syllabus for theCourse will be prescribed by the University of HealthSciences and examination for awarding Degree will also beconducted by the University of Health Sciences in accordancewith the guide-lines prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council.
18. SECURITY DEPOSIT:
(1) There shall be aSecurity Deposit, to be maintained by the applicant institutionfor a minimum period of 5 years (Five Years) in aNationalised Bank, in the joint name of the Correspondent of theCollege or the Institution and the Head of the Department concerned which is under the administrative control of the HealthMedical and Family Welfare Department as an evidence of thefinancial credibility of the institution. This Security Depositshall be maintained in the form of a Fixed Deposit in ajoint account as mentioned above. The Fixed Depositcertificate shall be kept in the custody of the concerned Head of theDepartment till the period of five years is completed. Theperiod of five years will be reckoned from the date from which theinstitution commences the first batch of admissions. TheSecurity Deposit to be maintained by the Nursing Colleges shouldbe as follows:-
(a) Rs.5.00 lakhs(Rupees Five Lakhs only) where the College or the Institution islocated in places other than those recognised as backwardareas; and
(b) (b) Rs.2.50 lakhs(Rupees Two Lakhs and Fifty Thousand only) for institutions to belocated in backward areas.
(2) The definition ofbackward area shall be the one as may be given by the Governmentfrom time to time.
(3) The SecurityDeposit is in addition to the Security Deposit for affiliationwith Unviersity of Health Sciences.
19.The Director ofMedical Education or any other Officer deputed by him/her for thepurpose shall be the Competent Authority to take suitable action inaccordance with the instructions issued in this Order.
20.The above guidelinesshall be made applicable to the existing institutions also. Theexisting institutions if found having any deficiencies of thestipulations made in these guide-lines, shall makegood those deficiencies within a period of one year fromthe date of issue of these guide-lines without fail. Failingwhich, the Government may, take such action, as theyconsider fit, by giving an opportunity of being heard to theCollege, or as the case may be, to the Institution.
( BY ORDER ANDIN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH )
The Commissioner forPrinting & Publication (Publication
wing), Hyd. with arequst to publish the notification in
A.P.EstraordinaryGazzette and supply 500 Copies.
The Chairman, JusticeSri P.Ramachandra Raju Committee.
All the Members of theCommittee through Chairman.
Copy to: The Directorof Medical Education, A.P., Hyderabad.@@
The Registrar,University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada.
The Indian NursingCouncil, New Delhi
The President,A.P.Nurses and Midwives Council, Hyderabad.
The GeneralAdministration (Cabinet) Department.
P.S. to M(HM&FW)
Dy.Secy. to C.M.
P.S. to Secy.,(HM&FW)
Scrutiny Cell of LawDepartment.
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