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GNM Nursing Overview

GNM stands for General Nursing and Midwifery, a three-year and six-month diploma course designed for male aspirants who want to pursue a career in clinical nursing. The curriculum of some universities includes a six-month mandatory internship at the end of the course and the diploma is granted only after the candidates complete this internship. Male Candidates who have successfully passed their 12th standard exam in the Science stream can pursue the GNM nursing course for males. The program teaches aspirants how to care for individuals who are sick or have been injured in order to help them attain full recovery. Candidates can secure GNM admission by appearing for state-level exams such as WBJEE ANM-GNM etc. One may check out the GNM Syllabus to get an idea of the course curriculum.  


Candidates are required to complete their GNM nursing course offline by studying in classrooms as distance learning has a very limited scope since most colleges prefer the in-person teaching route. Renowned colleges and institutes offer admission into GNM nursing courses. The program fees range from NR 30,000 to INR 1 LPA. Once candidates complete the GNM nursing studies, they can create a bright future with GNM job opportunities as Clinical Nurse Specialists, Forensic Male Nurse, Legal Nurse Consultants, Government/ Private Hospital Practitioners, Travelling Nurses, etc. that offer competitive GNM salary packages.

Course Details & Affiliation


West Bengal
Nursing Council

West Bengal Health
& Family Welfare

Course name:

General Nursing and
Midwifery (GNM)

Course duration:

3 years

Scpecificly for:


Male GNM Nursing Eligibility Criteria

For GNM admission, there are certain criteria that the candidates need to fulfill. They are listed below:  

  • The eligibility criteria are uniform in all the states of India for this course, however, seat allotment might vary based on the reservation rules of a particular state.  
  • Candidates must have English as their compulsory subject and should have a science stream in their 12th standard. Also, they need to score a minimum of 40% aggregate marks and in English separately in their qualifying exam. 
  • The candidate must be a 10+2 pass out with English as the compulsory subject and must have secured 40% in aggregate in Vocational ANM course from any Indian Nursing Council-recognized institute. 
  • The candidate should have completed class 12th with English having 40% in aggregate in Vocational Stream Health Care Science from a CBSE-recognized board.  
  • The aspirant needs to be registered with ANM and must have a qualifying rank. 
  • Candidates must have passed class 12th with Physics, Biology and Chemistry with an aggregate of 50% in overall.

Infrastructure & Facilities

Classrooms & Labs

  • The college has suffi cient and specious lecture halls for each batch. They are well
    ventilated. The desks are well spaced out. Each lecture hall has the facility to use latest
    Audio-Visual teaching aids
  • Nursing Foundation Lab.
  • OBG Lab
  • Child Health Nursing (Paediatric) Lab
  • Nutrition Lab
  • Community Health Nursing Lab.
  • Advanced skill Lab.
  • Pre clinical Science Lab. (Bio-chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology)
  • Computer Lab.

Location & Infrastructure

The state-of-the-art campus at Budge Budge, 7 KMs away from Budge Budge Station, 2 Kms from JIMSH Hospital & 3 Kms from Budge Budge Institute of Technology (BBIT)

  • Located at Chandipur More, Budge Budge-I, Kolkata-700 137
  • Over 25,000 sq. ft. of sprawling green campus
  • Secured environment with 24×7 CCTV Surveillance
  • Gated Campus
  • Hostel Facility

Hostel & Library

  • The entire hostel complexes are ensured with 24-hour security, maintenance, power and arsenic free water supply
  • Budge Budge Institute of Nursing (BBIN) has a well-equipped, furnished and spacious library including latest journals.

Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the GNM course details are tabulated here.

Year I Year II Year III
Biological Sciences
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Midwifery and Gynecological Nursing
Anatomy and Physiology
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Community Health Nursing - II
Pediatric Nursing
Behavioral Sciences
Medical-Surgical Nursing II (Specialties)
Internship Period
Communicable Diseases
Educational Methods and Media for Teaching in Practice of Nursing
Orthopedic Nursing
Introduction to Research
Fundamentals of Nursing
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Professional Trends and Adjustment
Administration and Ward Management
First Aid
Ophthalmic Nursing
Health Economics
Personal Hygiene
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Computer Education
Environmental Hygiene
Health Education and Communication Skills

Training partner hospitals

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BBIN is Budge Budge Institute of Nursing, a specialized nursing college dedicated to male nursing education. It is unique in providing a nurturing environment for male students in the nursing profession.

BBIN offers a range of nursing programs, including B.Sc Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, and Post Basic B.Sc Nursing.

BBIN primarily caters to male students, but female students are also welcome to apply. We promote a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

To apply for admission, please visit our admissions page on the website, where you can find detailed information on the application process, eligibility criteria, and important dates.

Yes, BBIN offers scholarships and financial aid opportunities to eligible students. Information on available scholarships and the application process can be found on our website.

Graduates of BBIN can pursue careers as staff nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, and specialists in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and community health organizations.


Yes, BBIN provides hostel facilities for out-of-town students. You can find more details about hostel accommodations on our website

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