Kerala GNM Counselling 2021: The Directorate of Medical Education, Kerala appoint a selection committee for carrying out the process of counselling. Moreover, the time, venue, and date details are notified by the officials in Leading Malayalam dailies. The details are present on the official website as well. All the merit list students have to appear for the counselling process. Further, the Kerala GNM Nursing Admission process is carried out on the basis of Kerala GNM Counselling 2021. Furthermore, you can skip counselling in case of an emergency, by using alternatives. For knowing what all can be done, read further.

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Kerala GNM Counselling 2021

Make sure that you appear on the correct date and at the right time for GNM/ ANM Kerala 2021 Counselling. The candidate shall not get a seat as per rank in case of unavailability. Therefore, make sure you are in the right place at the right time. Further, candidates’ guardians or parents can act as a proxy, in case of an emergency. However, this can be done at the risk of a candidate on the production of an authorization letter. The form is given in Annexure-IV. This letter shall be valid for the entire allotment process unless a candidate revokes in writing.

Institution NameNo. of Seats
Govt. College of Nursing, Kozhikode30 for SC candidates only
Govt. College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram30 for SC candidates only
Govt. College of Nursing, Kottayam*30 for ST candidates only

During the process, the seats are allotted in the above-stated colleges only. Moreover, you can check out the seats reserved for each category. These course seats are available for only SC/ ST candidates. Further, in the absence of ST candidates, SC candidates shall be eligible for the seats. It takes place only for 20 seats. Do not forget to check Kerala GNM/ANM Nursing Merit List 2021 for checking that whether you are eligible for counselling or not. The counselling notice of the 2020 session is given below, in the same format, a counselling notification will be released for the 2021 session.

Download: Check Counselling 2020 Official Notification

GNM Nursing 2021 Kerala Selection Procedure

The Kerala GNM Selection Procedure 2021 is under the control of a selection committee. Thus, their decisions are final. The Director of Medical Education publishes the list of selected candidates. It shall be valid until the last date of admission as notified by the Indian Nursing Council. Further, the members of the selection committee are as follows.

  1. Director of Medical Education (Chairman)
  2. Joint Director of Nursing Education (Convenor)
  3. Registrar KNMC
  4. Director, PIPMS
  5. Principal, Government College of Nursing, Thiruvanthanapuram/ Kozhikode/ Kottayam

These members regulate Kerala 2021 GNM Nursing Counselling Process. It is their responsibility to segregate candidates appropriately. They make sure that the candidates get what they deserve.

DME GNM Nursing Counselling 2021 – Documents Required

You need to submit certain documents at the time of DME Kerala 2021 GNM Nursing Counselling. Candidates failing to do so may lose out their seats. Thus, make sure that you carry all the required documents along to the venue. Do not miss out on any of the documents mentioned below.

  • An undertaking has to be given to serve the government for one year. It has to be done if, ‘Government so Desire’ after passing this course. The specimen copy of this undertaking is given in Annexure-III.
  • You also need to submit a declaration. It is given in the form of Annexure-I. Moreover, you need to sign it. The parents or guardians have to attest it as well. Candidate and their parent or guardian have to submit a combined undertaking. In addition, it has to be given at the time of admission/ counselling. The format is available in Annexure-II.

Details related to Kerala DME GNM/ ANM Nursing Counselling 2021

  • The Principal of Government College of Nursing, Kottayam / Thiruvanthananpuram / Kozhikode has the right to refuse admission. The final decision is of the Director of Medical Education. The candidate shall be under the disciplinary control of the concerned college. This happens during the training period. Furthermore, the important details about the counselling process are as follows:
  • If produced certificates are false, then authorities can cancel the admission.
  • Further, it can be done if a candidate is involved in a criminal case.
  • Their official site is 
  • The admission is completely based on merit.
  • There are in total 90 seats for this course.
  • It is a 3-year course including an internship. Moreover, the maximum period for completion of this course is 6 years.
  • In the case of a tie in the total aggregate of optional subjects, higher marks in English get a higher rank. Further, if still there are a tie, then higher total marks in 10+2 or equivalent exam with rank higher. Furthermore, further if still there is a tie, then the candidate elder is ranked higher.
  • The Indian Nursing Council prescribes the course syllabus.


There are a lot of opportunities for GNM Nursing graduates. Candidates can either go for higher studies or can find a decent job. You have plenty of options as a GNM graduate. The opportunities are not only in India but also abroad. Furthermore, you can utilize your capabilities in various employment areas. The employment areas you can work in are as follows.

  1. NGOs
  2. Rural Health Centers
  3. Old Age Homes
  4. Community Health Centers
  5. Nursing Homes
  6. Private hospitals/clinics
  7. Government Dispensaries
  8. Orphanages
  9. Industries
  10. Armed Forces
  11. Education Institutions

Candidates can jump into various employment areas. They can work for different purposes such as teaching or research work. Some of the private and government job opportunities available are as follows.

  • Forensic Nursing
  • Teacher & Junior Lecturer
  • Staff Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Midwife Nurse
  • Sale-Purchase Assistant
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Community Health Nurse


Ques: What is the date of Kerala GNM Nursing Counselling?
Ans: It is not out yet. Candidates can check it on Malayalam dailies and on the official site.
Ques: Is there any fee for Kerala GNM Nursing Counselling?
Ans: No fee has been prescribed by the officials.
Ques: What is the order in which candidates are called for counselling?
Ans: Candidates are called as per their rank, mentioned in the Kerala GNM Merit List.
Ques: Am I eligible for this course, if a criminal case is in the court in my name?
Ans: No; Moreover, if you try to submit false certificates for admission then your admission will be canceled at whatever stage it is found.
Ques: What if there is an emergency and I cannot attend Kerala ANM/GNM Nursing Counselling?
Ans: Your parents or guardians can act as a proxy. However, you are supposed to submit certain documents which are mentioned in the article.



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