Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council (KNMC) is an autonomous statutory body constituted by the Government of Kerala under the provisions of Nurses and Midwives Act 1953. As per G.O.(MS) No: 559/2008/H&FWD dated 03-11-2008, the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council was separated from the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils and is functioning independently under the Registrar from Nursing Profession.  Dr. Kochuthresiamma Thomas was the first Registrar. Mini. P. P. is the present Registrar.

The main Functions of KNMC are:

  1. Establishment and maintenance of uniform standards of nursing education in Kerala.
  2. Registration of successful candidates from Kerala as Registered Nurse – Registered Midwife (RN RM).
  3. Reciprocal registration of candidates who have acquired educational qualification from recognized institutions of other states.
  4. Renewal of Registration on expiry of validity.
  5. Verification of Registration and Diploma certificates from authorities inside and outside India.
  6. Approval of Colleges and Schools of Nursing and withdrawal of recognition in case if the institution fails to maintain standards.
  7. Conduct of undergraduate programmes like General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM), Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) and Post Basic Diploma in Nursing Clinical Specialties.
  8.  Conduct of examinations for GNM, ANM, Post Basic Diploma in Specialty Nursing and female Health Supervisor programmes.
  9. Organization of Continuing Education Programme for Nursing Professionals.
  10. Award of credit hours for CNE Programmes organized by Educational Institutions and Hospitals for the purpose of Renewal of Registration.

As a regulatory body for Nursing and Midwifery, the Kerala Nursing Council is the vanguard for quality Nursing Education by ensuring that Nursing and Midwifery personnel are competently educated and trained to deliver Professional Health Care.


Kerala Nursing Council published Circular/Notification regarding NUID.

Details of the NUID Notice:-

Latest Notification/Circular of Kerala Nursing Council as below:-

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Mission of the Kerala Nursing Council:-

–         Maintain uniform standard of Nursing Education.

–         Provide the registration for entry in to the practice.

–         Be an open, transparent, responsible and accountable organization.

Function of the Kerala Nursing Council:-

1. Registration :
  • Registration of qualified candidates to practice.
  • Verification of Registration Certificates issued from the council whenever there is a request from any employer across the world. The documents communicated is cross checked with the existing records for authenticity.
  • Renewal of previously registered candidates with the council.
2. Examinations and award Diploma :
  • The Council is an approved Examination body for the Examinations for Diploma ANM, Diploma GNM and Post Basic Diploma Nursing Courses.
  • The Council conducts the examinations.
3. Approval and Supervision of Institutions :
  • The Council conducts inspections to verify the teaching, learning facilities as well as programme conduction at Nursing Educational institutions.
4. Look into the complaint against nurses :
  • The Council takes disciplinary actions against the nurses found to be observing unethical behavioral or mal practice.
5. CNE :
  • Organization of continuing Education Programme for nursing professionals.
  • Award credit hours for CNE Programmes organized by Education institution and hospitals for the purpose of renewal of Registration.

Act/Rules of Kerala Nursing Council:-


Contact :-Address of the Kerala Nursing Council:-

  • The Registrar
    Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council,
    Red Cross Road,
    Thiruvananthapuram – 695 035
Sl. No. Services Email ID Telephone Number
1 Registrar [email protected] 0471-2774100,
2 Deputy Registrar [email protected] 0471-2774100,
3 General Enquiry [email protected] 0471-2774100,
4 Accounts [email protected] 0471-2774100,
5 Primary Registration, Reciprocal Registration, Additional Qualification & NOC from other Councils [email protected] 0471-2774100,
6 Renewal &
Re Renewal (ANM,GNM & BSc(N))
[email protected] 0471-2774100,
7 Good Standing, Verification, Data Flow & Migration Certificate [email protected] 0471-2774100,
8 NRTS (NUID) [email protected] 0471-2774114
9 Affiliation [email protected] 0471-2774100,
10 Academic [email protected] 0471-2774100,

Email: [email protected]

Nursing Councils of India:-

1 Indian Nursing Council 2 Rajasthan Nursing Council
3 Gujarat Nursing Council 4 West Bengal Nursing Council
5 ODISHA Nursing COUNCIL 6 Tamilnadu Nursing Council
7 Maharashtra Nursing Council 8 Kerala Nursing Council
9 Hariyana Nursing Council 10 Karnataka Nursing Council
11 AndhraPradesh Nursing Council 12 Tripura Nursing Council
13 Sikkim Nursing Council 14 Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council
15 Jharkhand Nursing Council 16 Telangana Nursing Council
17 Punjab Nursing Council 18 Himachal Pradesh Nursing Council
19 Bihar Nursing Council 20 Nagaland Nursing Council
21 MadhyaPradesh Nursing Council 22 Delhi Nursing Council
23 Mizoram Nursing Council 24 Chhattisgarh Nursing Council
25 Assam Nursing Council 26 Goa Nursing Council
27 Manipur Nursing Council 28 Meghalaya Nursing Council
29 Tripura Nursing Council 30 UttarPradesh Nursing Council
31 Jammu-Kashmir Nursing Council
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