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Indian Nursing Council
Formation1947; 76 years ago (1947)
Legal statusActive
PurposeNursing, Nurse education
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
  • 8th Floor , NBCC Center, Plot No. 2, Community Center, Okhla Phase-I, New Delhi, Delhi 110020
Coordinates24°52′46″N 71°15′16″E / 24.8794319°N 71.2543738°E / 24.8794319; 71.2543738Coordinates: 24°52′46″N 71°15′16″E / 24.8794319°N 71.2543738°E / 24.8794319; 71.2543738
Official language
T. Dileep Kumar
Vice President
Asha Sharma
Parent organization
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Indian Nursing Council is a national regulatory body for nurses and nurse education in India. It is an autonomous body under the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, constituted by the Central Government under section 3(1) of the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 of Indian parliament.[1] According to the original act the function of the council is to provide "uniformity in nursing education".


State-level nursing councils

There are many registered state-level nursing councils.[3] They are granted autonomous rights by the nursing council.

Council Body [4] State Year of Establishment
Andhra Pradesh Nurses & Midwives Council [5] Andhra Pradesh 1963
Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council Arunachal Pradesh
Assam Nurses Midwives & Health Visitor Council [6] Assam 1953
Bihar Nurses Registration Council Bihar
Chhattisgarh Nursing Council Chhattisgarh
Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council Kerala 1953
Maharashtra Nursing Council Maharashtra
Delhi Nursing Council[7] New Delhi 1997
Goa Nursing Council Goa
Haryana Nurses & Nurses-Midwives Council[8] Haryana
Punjab Nurses Registration Council Punjab 2006
Karnataka Nursing Council[9] Karnataka 1961
Uttar Pradesh Nurses & Midwives Council[10] Uttar Pradesh 1934
Tamil Nadu Nurses And Midwives Council Tamil Nadu 1926
Rajasthan Nursing Council[11] Rajasthan 1964
Madhya Pradesh Nurses Registration Council[12] Madhya Pradesh 1973
West Bengal Nursing Council[13] West Bengal 1936

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Archived 24 November 2020 at the Wayback Machine Functions of Indian Nursing Council Page 4,5,6,7
  3. ^ State-Wise Nursing Council Archived 13 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine India Nursing Council, Retrieved on 29, October 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Nurses ,Midwives ,Auxiliary Nurse-Midwives & Health Visitors Council". Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Assam Nurses' Midwives' & Health Visitors' Council, Assam, Department of Health Services, Assam, Hengrabari, Guwahati, Assam, India". Retrieved 4 May 2016.
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  8. ^ "One moment, please". Archived from the original on 2 June 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
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  10. ^ "Uttar Pradesh State Medical Faculty". Archived from the original on 25 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Rajsthan Nursing Council". Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Madhya Pradesh Nurses Registration Council". Retrieved 14 April 2016.
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