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Kochi : Applications have been invited for admission to the following Professional Degree Courses in Nursing and Paramedical streams in Government Colleges and the seats available for allotment by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations in Self Financing Colleges in the State for the academic year 2017-18.
• Bachelor of Science- Nursing [B.Sc. Nursing]
• Bachelor of Science– Medical Laboratory Technology [B.Sc. (M.L.T)]
• Bachelor of Science -Perfusion Technology (B.Sc. Perfusion Technology)
• Bachelor of Science- Optometry [B.Sc.(Optometry)]
• Bachelor of Physiotherapy [B.P.T]
• Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology [B.A.S.L.P]
• Bachelor of Cardio Vascular Technology[B.C.V.T.]
• Bachelor of Science- Medical Radiological Technology-[B.Sc. MRT]
• Bachelor of Science -Medical Biochemistry [B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry]
• Bachelor of Science–Medical Microbiology [B.Sc. Medical Microbiology]
Eligibility for Admission:
Nativity: Applicant should be an Indian citizen. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/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. Candidates seeking admission to the courses will be categorized as Keralite, Non-Keralite Category I (NK I) and Non-Keralite Category II (NK II).
(A) Keralite: A candidate of Kerala Origin will be categorized as ‘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.
(B) Non-Keralite Category I (NK I): A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I'(NK I).
(a) A candidate who has undergone qualifying course in Kerala and who is son/daughter of Non-Keralite parents belonging to Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
(b) A candidate who 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.
(c) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but 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.
(d) A candidate who is not of Kerala Origin but who has undergone his/her school studies in Kerala from standard VIII to XII.
Non-Keralite Category I candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats only. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or any fee concession.
(C) Non-Keralite Category II [NK II]: Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or 'Non-Keralite Category I' will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite Category II'. Non-Keralite Category II (NK-II) candidates are eligible for admission only to the Management Quota seats in Private Self Financing Colleges. They need not submit applications to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary examination conducted by Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examination equivalent thereto as approved by Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur. In addition,
(i)for B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. M.L.T. and B.Sc. Optometry Courses: Candidates should have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together.
(ii) for B.Sc. Perfusion Technology, B.C.V.T.& B.P.T Courses: Candidates should have 50% marks in Biology separately and should have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together.
Note: Students applying for admission to B.P.T course should have studied English as a subject in Higher Secondary level.
(iii)for B.A.S.L.P. Course: Candidates should have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics /Computer Science /Statistics /Electronics /Psychology put together.
(iv)for B.Sc. Medical Radiological Technology, B.Sc. Medical Microbiology & B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry: Candidates should have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together.
Relaxation of marks in the Qualifying Examination:
For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes , will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks in the case of optional subjects put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.
The relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination extended to SEBC candidates only will be applicable to OEC candidates even if they are allotted against the unavailed seats of SC/ST quota. No rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted.
Age: Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December 2017. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit except for candidates under service quota. The upper age limit for candidates under service quota will be 46 years for B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc.(M.L.T) and B.Sc Optometry as on 31.12.2017.
Mode of submitting Online Application
(a) All candidates seeking admission to B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. (M.L.T), B.Sc. Perfusion Technology, B.Sc.(Optometry), B.P.T., B.C.V.T., B.A.S.L.P, B.Sc MRT, B.Sc Medical Biochemistry and B.Sc Medical Microbiology including Service Quota Candidates have to apply online through the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in from 08.07.2017 to 5 pm on 16.07.2017. Candidates should register only one application for admission to any or all of the above mentioned courses. During the submission of online application, candidates have to enter the marks obtained by them in the subjects concerned in their Qualifying Examination, through the website.
(b) Application Fee:
General candidates - Rs.600/-
SC/ST candidates - Rs.300/-
Service candidates - Rs.600/-
(c) Mode of payment: Candidates can pay application fee in either of the two following methods:
(i) Online Payment: The fee may be paid by credit card/debit card/Internet Banking. On successful payment of fee, a Payment Confirmation Page will appear displaying the message 'Transaction Successful'. If the payment is unsuccessful, the message ‘Transaction Unsuccessful’ will be displayed. Due to communication failure, if the outcome of the payment attempt is not displayed, the ‘Payment’ tab in the candidate’s home page should be checked to see if it has turned green. If not, the transaction was
unsuccessful and the payment needs to be made again and ensure that it’s successful. If the amount was debited from the account of the candidate for an unsuccessful transaction, the debited amount will be reverted to that account within 5-7 working days.
(ii) E-chalan: In case of payment through e-chalan, the payment should be made in any of the Head /Sub Post Offices in Kerala, in cash. The e-chalan generated from the website after online submission of the application should be handed over to the post office and after depositing the fee plus processing charge, as applicable, the counterfoil (Candidate’s copy) of the e-chalan must be collected back from the post office official. It must be ensured that the post office official has recorded the Payment ID pertaining to the payment on the counterfoil and put the office stamp and his/her initials at the designated places on the counterfoil. If the payment was successful, the ‘Payment’ tab in the candidate’s home page turns green. Candidates are advised to login to the website and examine the ‘Payment’ tab to make sure that the fee status has been updated by the post office official. If the payment tab has not turned green, the candidate should immediately contact the concerned post office and get the payment status updated.
The printout of the Online submitted Application can be taken only after successful payment of Application Fee. The Application fee/additional fee once remitted will not be refunded under any circumstances.
(d) Service candidates seeking allotment under General Quota : Service quota candidates applying under General quota also should pay an extra amount of Rs. 600/-, by following any of the method above.
Last date and time for receipt of the Printout of the Online Application:
All candidates including Service candidates should send the printout of the online submitted Application and other relevant ocuments/certificates, to the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, 5th Floor, Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695001 before 5 p.m. on 18.07.2017 (Tuesday), by Hand Delivery/Registered Post/Speed Post. Completed Applications will be received in the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on holidays also.
Service candidates should send the original application with supporting documents to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations and in addition forward a copy of the printout of the application to the Heads of Department concerned through proper channel to reach the concerned office on or before 5 p.m. on 18.07.2017 (Tuesday).
If the applicant has already applied under KEAM 2017 for admission to Engineering/ Architecture/ Pharmacy/Medical & Allied courses and has submitted documents/proof for Nativity and Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation or other benefits, the same will be displayed in the webpage while submitting the online application. Such candidates need not send the documents again along with the printout of the application for availing such reservation/benefits. They need only send the printout of the application along with a self attested copy of the mark list of their Qualifying Examination to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
Data Sheet: Candidates eligible for allotment/admission to the courses will be issued Data Sheet which can be downloaded from the website www.cee.kerala.gov.in from the date which will be notified later.
The allotments/admissions to B.Sc. Nursing and Paramedical Degree courses will be based on the various provisions laid down in the Prospectus approved by the Government of Kerala, available on the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, www.cee-kerala.org. Candidates should to go through the various provisions in the Prospectus before submitting their applications.