What is Nursing & Midwifery Portal?

The Nursing and Midwifery Portal is an initiative of Ministry of health and Family welfare. The mission of this online resource center is to provide a platform that connects the nurses, midwives state nursing councils, Indian nursing council, ministry of health and family welfare at state and central level (MOHFW), and other stake holders.

The portal was launched by Smt. Anuradha Gupta (Additional Secretary & Mission Director) on 14th February, 2013 through a national meeting attended by almost 200 participants from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Indian Nursing Council, State Nursing Councils, State Medical Directorates and Development Partners.


What is the aim of the portal?

This portal aims to improve the nursing & midwifery services by providing comprehensive, valid and useful information concerned with nursing and midwifery in the country, to all the stakeholders.

Who can use this portal?

Nursing and Midwifery Students

• Nursing and Midwifery professionals

• Other healthcare professionals

• Nursing & Midwifery Institutions

• National and State Nursing Councils

• National and state universities and Boards

• Ministry of Health and Family welfare-Centre and State

• Job seekers and providers

• Researchers

• Development Agencies

• Professional bodies / associations etc


What is the content that can be looked for in the Portal?

The portal has the following easy to navigate menus:


The menu has information about MoHFW, state nursing directorate ,INC and SNCs. It also presents the organogram of the MoHFW, INC , state nursing directorate and a SNCs. The Government Orders (GOs) & important directives related to nursing can be down loaded. The history and important mile stones of nursing and midwifery starting from 1871 can be viewed. The linkages with important websites like MoHFW, INC, SNCs , state governments and World Health Organization (WHO) can be found here. The last submenu provides the contact details of key officials of MoHFW.


Dashboard indicators:

The menu provides information on the situation of Nursing and Midwifery education and human resource availability in the country according to the INC statistics. The information on registered nursing institutions is provided under the Infrastructure submenu while the human resource submenu gives the growth of nursing human resources over the years along with cumulative data. Separate list of public and private nursing institutions offering Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM), General Nursing Midwifery (GNM), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Nursing, Post Basic Bachelor of Science (P.B.B.Sc) in Nursing, Master of Science (M.Sc) in Nursing courses is also provided. Number of seats available in each institution under course is also given.

Growth of Nursing Educational Institutions in India over a decade

The expansion of nursing institutions ranged from 25% in 2006-07 to 202% by 2015-16. Due to increasing demand for nurses nationally and internationally, India has witnessed a dramatic proliferation of nursing educational institutions in recent years. Over 88% of nursing education is delivered through private sector. As per the recent data (31st March 2016) published by INC, the total number of nursing institutions running ANM and GNM training programs are around 60% (23% of ANM schools and 37% of GNM schools) out of the total nursing institutions exist in India; whereas only 20% of the existing institutions are running B.Sc. (Nursing) degree program. GNM is a diploma program whereas B.Sc. (Nursing) is a university degree program. Being basic nursing programs both these courses utilize majority of the existing educational infrastructure and provide common license of RN/RM (Registered Nurse and Midwife) to the takers. On the other hand, only 20% of the registered nursing institutions in the country are running specialized nursing programs like M.Sc. (Nursing) and post-graduate specialty programmes which typically provide faculty for GNM schools and B.Sc.(N) colleges.

There is also a geographical imbalance in nursing education, with most graduate and postgraduate education being delivered in the South. The four southern states have 40 % of the nursing educational institutions in the country whereas North- Eastern states account for only two percent of nursing schools in the country. In addition, the number of seats available as per state wise does not correspond to its population needs. Therefore, while some states with smaller population have a large number of nursing institutions, there are some large and populous states, which have very few seats available.

Figure 1. Representing the comparison of percentage growth of ANM institutes between Bihar and the High focused non NE region.




Current Educational Programmes in Nursing in India

          Non - University Programmes

          Basic - ANM-GNM

          Advanced- Post-Certificate diploma

          University Programmes

          Basic- B.Sc. (N)

          Post-Basic B.Sc. (Regular)

          Post-Basic B.Sc (Correspondance)

          Advanced: M.Sc. (Nursing)

          M. Phil in nursing

          Ph.D. in nursing




I feel that we may update this section once the modules on the CNE are ready and uploaded in the portal, development of which is taking place simultaneously.



In this menu section  various national / international studies , publications ,Government of India publications, reports related to the Nursing and Midwifery are available.



This menu acts as one stop shop for both the jobs seekers and providers in the field of Nursing and Midwifery where the students and cadre can view, search and apply jobs online .


News & Events:

This section provides details of all the latest and relevant national and international  conferences, workshops, award functions and events happening in the field of nursing and midwifery .

Photo gallery:

In the photo gallery pictures and albums from various important events held in the country in the field of Nursing and Midwifery are available.


This section provides downloadable forms/formats/any other information which is useful for the nursing and midwifery cadre .


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