ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The Candidate seeking admission must: Hold a certificate in General nursing Be a registered nurse Have passed pre-university examination in the Arts/Science/Commerce, or its equivalent which is recognised by the Pre university education board of Karnataka Possess good health. Have a good personal and professional record. Have a working knowledge of English PROGRAMME OF STUDY Duration The P.C.B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) course of study shall extend over a period of 2 academic years from the date of commencement of his/her study of the subjects. Terms and vacations shall be as notified by the university from time to time. Attendance A minimum of not less than 80 % attendance in theory and practical / clinical separately in each subject in each academic year is essential for appearing in the examination. A candidate-pursuing in the course shall study in the college for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in a hospital / nursing home/ laboratory/college while studying this course. No candidate should join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this university or any other university in India or abroad during the period of registration. Each academic year shall be taken as a unit for calculating the attendance. Internal assessment Regular periodic assessment shall be conducted throughout the course. Although the question of number of tests is left to the institution, at least three tests in theory and practical each year be held. The test preceding the university examination may be similar to the pattern of university examination. Average of the marks of the three tests or theory and practical separately, shall be sent to the university. Two assignments be given in the first year. Marks obtained in the assignments shall be added to theory marks for internal assignment. A candidate shall secure at least 35% of marks in internal assessment to be eligible to appear in the university examination. The university shall conduct two examinations annually at an interval of not less than 4 to 6 months as notified by the university from time to time. A candidate who satisfies the requirement of attendance, progress and conduct as stipulated by the university shall be eligible to appear for the university examination. Certificate to that effect shall be produced from the Head of the institution along with the application for examination and the prescribed fee. Schedule of Examination For the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course, there shall be two university examinations, one at the end of I year of the course and the other at the end of II year of the course. Criteria for Pass A candidate shall secure at least 50 °/o of total marks in each subject in theory paper and practical separately except in English. The marks obtained in the internal assessment shall be added to the marks obtained in the university examination for each subject for computing the 50 °/o minimum marks required for passing. In case of English, a candidate shall secure at least 33 °/o of maximum marks for passing (inclusive of internal assessment and university examination). Carry Over Benefit A candidate is permitted to carry over a maximum of three main subjects provided he/she has passed in five other main subjects in I year. The candidate has to pass the carried over subjects before appearing in the II year university examination.