KS Medical Academy was established in 1999, in Mangalore, Karnataka to provide quality healthcare education, research and training facilities to the budding medical professionals. The various medical degree and diploma courses are recognized by the Medical Council of India or MCI. It is affiliated to NITTE University. The passing candidates are awarded medical degrees and diplomas from MCI and NITTE. The college is accredited by NAAC with Grade ‘A’, and NITTE has been declared as an ‘A’-category Deemed University by Ministry of Human Resource Department, GOI. The college-affiliated hospital provides comprehensive healthcare services to the underprivileged.
The college is renowned for its international-standards-equivalent courses with various specializations in Medicine, Surgery, Forensic Medicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Community Medicine, Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology etc. Admission to 5 and a half years’ MBBS course inclusive of one year’s compulsory Rotating Internship period is based on the previous academic records and minimum 50% score in All India NU UGET Entrance Test. The minimum eligibility criterion is passing score in 10+2, in Pre-University Course, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as electives and English as a compulsory subject. The minimum age of a student has to be 17 years on December 31, in the MBBS admission year. The Pre-University Course examination has to be recognized by NITTE. Every year the college admits 150 students for MBBS course under the guidelines of MCI.
Mentoring in education and practical training methods are comparable to that of any international standards. Intensive and extensive exposures of students in any undergraduate and postgraduate study are emphasized upon. Meticulous practice, under the guidelines of MCI and NITTEU, is conducted through intellectual lectures, introduction to intensive care medicine and pain, Anesthesiology clinic, performance procedural training in Operation Theatres and Intensive Care Units. Interactive tutorials, case study presentations, intensive-thinking sessions, problem solving skills training, are all part of the curriculum. Integrated and inter-departmental conferences and seminars are conducted regularly. National and international workshops and internal assessments are implicitly woven in the curriculum.
The college-affiliated 1200-bedded teaching hospital is equipped with super-specialized, digitalized laboratories and 12 operation theatres for catering to diverse investigations in Pathology, Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Forensic Medicine etc. The hospital is well-equipped id diverse hi-tech machines like MRI Scan, C-arm with IITV, Dialysis unit, Mammography, Spiral CT Scan etc. Spacious hi-tech lecture halls, well-equipped department-specific libraries, modernized computer labs, Internet connectivity, department-specific seminar halls and Museums with numerous specimens, Central Research Laboratory and Research labs in all department, sports complex, department-specific modernized demonstration rooms, hostel and mess facilities, cafeteria, gymnasium, animal house, cultural activity centre, ATM and much more to cater to dissemination of world-class educational services to students. The college aims at remitting a holistic approach to medical learning and its practice, in rural, as well as, urban areas. Various extra-curricular, literary, cultural and sports activities ensure the all-round development of students. Student Counseling Centre and Anti-Ragging Department impart meticulous care and administration for proper functioning of students and the college.
The faculty consists of distinguished medical practitioners who are regularly involved in various intensive and extensive research projects in contemporary medicine and latest surgical processes, in the modernized, multi-specialty and department-specific college laboratories. Most of the professors are renowned specialists in their own respective Pre-Clinical, Para Clinical and Clinical disciplines. The department of medicine provides numerous research papers and journals in various medical publications, nationally and internationally. The annual tuition fee for MBBS is Rs. 4,25,000 approximately, which is subject to change based on the decisions of the college administration and NITTEU.
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