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Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

About Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College (KMC) was established on 30th June 1953, as a constituent unit of the Manipal University, Manipal under the guidance of T.M.A. Pai. Self-affiliated with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, it is approved and recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi.

For their clinical training, as Mangalore was the place where the students had to go, only the pre-clinical section was started at the Kasturba Medical College. Kasturba Medical College became an independent institution when the clinical programme was started in 1969.

The government of India granted Deemed University status to Manipal University (formerly known as MAHE) and after this Kasturba Medical College came under its wing.

The Week ranked it at number 9 and the Outlook Magazine ranked it at number 10 among all the medical colleges in India. It was one of the first hospitals in India which along with Manipal Hospital Bangalore (MHB) in December 2011 received the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).

At present, Kasturba Medical College offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and add-on fellowship courses in medical streams. Malaysian Medical Council, the ECFMG, the Australian Medical Council and the General Medical Council, all recognise Kasturba Medical College and the MBBS degree given by it.

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

Students can get admission to this college only after qualifying in the Karnataka - CET. The cut-off marks for getting admission to the college is decided by the college itself.


  • The college has the vision to work towards the overall growth of a student by offering quality medical education that is professional in nature


  • The college is on a mission to train its students to become compassionate, competent and caring physicians. In order to do so, the faculty, the management, the support employees and the staff are working with the help of the best available infrastructure


  • 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
Additional Courses
Post Graduate Courses:
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anaesthesiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anatomy
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Biochemistry
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Community Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Forensic Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in General Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Hospital Administration
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Immunohaematology & Blood Transfusion
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Microbiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Paediatrics
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pathology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pharmacology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Physiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Respiratory Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Radio Diagnosis
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Radiotherapy
Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery
Master of Surgery (MS) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Master of Surgery (MS) in Ophthalmology
Master of Surgery (MS) in Orthopaedics and Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Masters of Science in Clinical Embryology
Master of Science in Forensic Sciences
Master of Science in Anatomy
Master of Science in Biochemistry
Master of Science in Clinical Embryology
Master of Science in Microbiology
Master of Science in Pharmacology
Master of Science in Physiology and Genetic Counselling
Master of Science in Yoga Therapy
Post Graduate Medical Diploma Courses:
Post Graduate Medical Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology
Post Graduate Medical Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry
Certificate Courses:
Certificate Course in Panchakarma Technician & Massage Therapist
Postgraduate Certificate Course in Panchakarma
Postgraduate Certificate Course in Clinical Embryology
Super Speciality Courses:
Advanced Training Program in Clinical Genetics
Advanced Training Program in Diabetes Care
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Cardiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Neurology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Gastroenterology and Nephrology
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Neurosurgery
Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) in Paediatric Surgery and Urology
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Psychiatric Social Work
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Anatomy and Clinical Embryology

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. https://manipal.edu/kmc-manipal.html

  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Indoor Stadium
  • 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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