Type of College

Public - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition





Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

About Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

Established in 1955 by the owner of Mysore Education Society, Dr. Mekhri and Dr. Shivram, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, also known as BMCRI, was founded as a private college. It was earlier known as Bangalore Medical College (BMC).

One of the best institutes in India, Bangalore Medical College, and Research Institute is the only government medical college in Bangalore. In 2006, the Government of Karnataka granted autonomous status to the college.

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute are affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru. The institute is approved and recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi.

Earlier, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute was under the management of the Mysore Medical Education Society. In 1956, it was handed over to the Government of Karnataka and affiliated to the Bangalore University, Bengaluru.

In 1997, after the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) was founded, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute was affiliated to it. Currently, the college is being renovated so that it becomes at par with AIIMS.

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute are associated with four renowned hospitals. These are Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital, Victoria Hospital, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital and Vani Vilas Women and Children’s Hospital.

The India Today Magazine and Outlook India have ranked this medical college twelfth among all the medical colleges in India.

At present, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute provide undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and add-on fellowship courses in medical streams.

BMCRI has tie-ups with several top institutions and universities across the globe and conducts research partnerships and exchange programmes with them.

Candidates have to take the CET exam to get admission in the undergraduate (MBBS) course. For those interested in the postgraduate courses, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) need to be cleared. Students must have scored 60% marks in the 12th grade to get admission to these courses.

Certain percentages of seats are reserved for the SC, ST and OBC students and 85% of seats are reserved under the state quota and 15% of seats are reserved under the all-India quota.

  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with an applied range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute has easy access to every kind of public transport. Campus has its own bus stop
  • A clinic is available on the campus for routine checkup for students as well as staff & also have a dental hospital with state of art facilities
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The Health Centre is located on the campus for inpatient & outpatient treatment for minor & major illness. All minor ailments are treated at Health Centre as outpatient
  • The Health Centre offers round the clock Out Patient, In-patient treatment, and the Emergency Care. The special care is also available in the areas of Medicine and Gynecology, Dermatology, Eye, and Psychiatry. It has a Clinical Laboratory which is computerized and doing routine and special investigations
  • A futuristic, new age medical learning, discovery and research facility are available for the students
  • The Health Centre has an Operation Theatre. Surgeries & routine surgical cases are being done here
  • It has 24 hours Ambulance Service for emergency services for outside referrals. There is a night duty Doctor to look after emergencies in the night and other patients particularly student’s community  
  • The Consultants are attending the cases referred by Medical Officers and Area Medical Officers on appointment basis at the time slot allotted to them
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Full Time 5 Years & 6 Months 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Full Time 3-4 Years 10+2
Master of Science in Nursing Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Additional Courses
Post Graduate Courses:
Master of Surgery (MS) in Anatomy
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Physiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Forensic Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Microbiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pathology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Preventive & Social Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anaesthesiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in General Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Paediatrics
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Dermatology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Radio Diagnosis
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Master of Surgery (MS) in Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT)
Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery
Master of Surgery (MS) in Ophthalmology
Master of Surgery (MS) in Orthopaedics
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Radiotherapy
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pharmacology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Biochemistry
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry
Super Specialty Courses:
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Urology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Neurology
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Plastic Surgery
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Surgical Gastroenterology
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Paediatric Surgery
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Neuro Surgery
Fellowship Program:
Fellowship in Vitreo Retina
Fellowship in Cornea
Fellowship in Neurology
Fellowship in Dermatol Surgery
Fellowship in Cosmic Dermatology
Fellowship in Surgical Gastroenterology
Paramedical Courses:
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Certificate Course in Medical Laboratory Technology
Diploma in X-Ray Technology
Certificate Course in X-Ray Technology
Diploma in Medical Records
Diploma in Ophthalmology
Diploma in Sanitary Health Inspector Course
Certificate Course in Sanitary Health Inspector
Diploma in OT Technology
Certificate Course in  OT Technology
Diploma Courses:
Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGO)
Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Note: This Institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://www.bmcri.org

  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Counseling Centre
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Inpatient Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Casualty and Emergency Services
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training
  • Operation Theater





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