Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Training Centres ANMTC



State Institute of Health of Family Welfare (SIHFW) Karnataka is a government training institute and has been authorized by the Government of Karnataka to conduct training to Female Students coming from Low Socioeconomic status/Backward groups/Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) and Tribal group staying in remote areas and borders of Karnataka in order to provide employment opportunities in health systems of Karnataka and community.

Under State Institute of Health of Family Welfare (SIHFW) these are the ongoing training programmes:

  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Training Centres - 20 (ANMTC)

  • Objectives

    • Provide maternity services - antenatal and postnatal care to ensure safe pregnancy,    delivery and puerperium for the Mother.

    • Child - Provide services – like immunization - Developmental assessment in under fives    clinics, advice on nutrition and treatment of minor ailments providing encouragement    and support to mothers.

    • Family planning programmes like Laparoscopic Sterilization, Minilap, IUCD, PPIUCD and    PAIUCD. are taken to door step of the people in the community.

    • All National Programme implementation Malaria/TB/Leprosy/RTI-STI     Covide- 19/Cataract detection/Filiaria/Dengua, Flurosis, NCD

    Description of the model:

    Batch size-30 per centre

    Duration-2 years. (Residential training)

    Criteria for selection-II-PUC Qualification, Roster cum Merit and Reservation.

    Twenty (20) centres : The following are the centres - Belagavi, Ballari, Chitradurga, Chikkamagalur, Dharwad, Tumakuru, Hassan, Kolara, Kalaburagi Madikeri, Mysuru, Mangalore, Raichur, Shivamogga and Vijayapura, Bagalakote, Chikkaballapura, Haveri, Koppala, Ramanagara.


    • India is a signatory of Primary Health Care and Health for All to provide easily accessible    comprehensive health care services at the primary level and close to the community.

    • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare envisages a new dimension to the nursing    profession in the country which is seen as the answer to taking primary health care to    rural, underserved and tribal areas and provide primary healthcare to clients of all ages,

    • Implement National Health Programs and supervise, manage and provide technical    support there is a need for nursing teaching institutions to train GNMs which are    affiliated to government hospital facilities of maternal, neonatal, paediatric    units, multi-    specialty units for management of communicable and non-communicable disease.

    • The course is conducted with due permission from the Indian Nursing Council at the    Centre and State.


    • For Implementation of above programme students are posted to the community –     Sub- centre/ PHC/CHC/Taluk Hospital and District Hospital.

    • Community postings for ANM Trainees – 6 months at Sub-centre/ PHC/CHC Auxiliary     Nurse Midwife Training Centers - 20 (ANMTC)

    • Training was initiated in the year 2015 around 1609 students have been successfully     trained and 532 students are undergoing training