Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences was established in the year 1980, to provide quality healthcare education, research and training facilities to medical professionals to deal with the increasing health problems of the society. The various medical degree courses have received accreditation from the Medical Council of India or MCI and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The passing candidates are awarded medical degrees and diplomas from these two administrative organizations. Hundreds of students have undergone training and mentoring from the college and are professionally successful medical practitioners, practicing world-wide. Postgraduate courses in various disciplines have started since the year 1991-1992 in the college. The college has been ranked No. 24 by The Wall Street Journal’s ‘The Mint’, among over 275 medical colleges in India.
The college is renowned for its courses with various specializations in Medicine, Surgery, Physiotherapy, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology etc. Admission to 5 and a half years’ MBBS course inclusive of one year’s internship period is based on the students’ performances in CET or COMED-K Entrance Test and previous academic records. Scholarship is provided to meritorious students based on their performance in both past academia and entrance test. The minimum eligibility criterion is a pre-requisite of 50% marks in 10+2, in Pre-University Course, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as electives. The minimum age of a student has to be 17 years on December 31 for all courses in under-graduation. If you are a resident in other states apart from Karnataka, you have to secure an eligibility certificate from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Total number of available seats is 150.
Mentoring in education and practical training methods are comparable to that of any international standard. Intensive exposure of students in any undergraduate and postgraduate study is emphasized upon. Rigorous practice, under the guidelines of MCI and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, is conducted through edifying lectures, CPR training, introduction to intensive care medicine and pain, Anesthesiology clinic, performance procedural training in Operation Theatres and Intensive Care Units. Interactive tutorials, case study presentations, brain-storming sessions, problem solving skills training, are all part of the curriculum. Integrated and inter-departmental conferences and seminars are conducted regularly. Research on contemporary medicine and surgical procedures is given due significance.
The college-affiliated hospital was established in 1990. It is equipped with super-specialized facilities in laboratories and operation theatres for catering to diverse investigations in Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Forensic Post-mortem, Ophthalmology, Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine etc. The college hospital is well endowed with numerous modernized and superior technological instruments and treatment facilities, and 810 beds inclusive of critical care unit. The college building can easily take pride in its beautiful architecture, planned administrative zone, and otherultra-modern departments. Spacious lecture halls, language laboratories, well-equipped libraries, modernized computer labs, Internet connectivity, seminar halls, auditorium, community centers, sports complex, hostel and mess facilities, cultural activity centre, ATM, and much more to cater to dissemination of world-class educational services. The library has WEB OPAC facility and over 10,000 reference books and journals.
The faculty consists of distinguished medical practitioners who are regularly involved with various intensive research projects in contemporary medicine in the college laboratories. Most of the professors are renowned specialists in their own fields like General Surgery, Pediatrics, General Medicine, Biochemistry, Dermatology, Community Medicine, Anatomy, Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology etc. The department of medicine provides numerous research papers and journals in various medical publications, nationally and internationally. The annual tuition fees for MBBS is Rs. 3,57,000 which is subject to change based on the decisions of the college administration and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
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