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Background: The present study assesses the academic stress among nursing students Methods: The research design adopted for this study was non-experimental descriptive study was conducted in Sri Ramachandra Institute of higher education and research (DU). Results: majority 64 (85.3%) were in the age group of 18 – 20 years, female students 56(74.7%), in hostel 52(69.3%). among 75 students, majority 58 (77.3%) had severe level of academic stress, and 17 (22.7%) of them had moderate level of stress in relation to personal inadequacy; regarding fear of failure, majority 64 (85.3%) of them had moderate level of stress and 10 (13.3%) of them had severe stress and only one (1.03%) person had mild level of stress. Conclusion: The present study concludes that majority of the students studying 3rd year had moderate level of academic stress.