Top 10 Medical Colleges In Karnataka [2017]- Rankings, Eligibility, & Admission Procedure

Situated in the south-western region of India, Karnataka is the 7th largest state in the country (by area). The state was formerly known as Mysore and was renamed Karnataka in 1953. It is one of the most renowned states of the country for tourism. It has a large number of beautiful beaches, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, caves, temples, forts, palaces, etc. Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is also quite famous among youngsters for its infrastructure, IT companies, and nightlife.

The state has a very high and progressive literacy rate; nearly 80% of its population constitutes literates. Students from all across the country and even the world are fascinated to pursue higher studies in Karnataka.

Some of the most renowned and reputed educational institutions of the country are situated in the state. Bangalore University, Christ University, Gulbarga University, Karnataka University, University of Mysore, St. John’s Medical College, Indian Institute of Science, Kasturba Medical College, National Law School of India University are some of them.

Apart from this, Karnataka is home to many prestigious Medical colleges and research centers. Some of the country’s foremost medical colleges like Kasturba Medical College, St. John’s Medical College, and M.S. Ramiah Medical College are situated in this state. The presence of these institutions makes Karnataka one of the most sought after destinations for higher studies for medical field aspirants.

After carefully studying and analyzing the various surveys conducted by many prominent magazines and online portals we have prepared a list of the top 10 medical colleges in Karnataka. Read on to find out the best Medical colleges in Karnataka along with all the necessary details.

Top 10 Medical Colleges In Karnataka [2017]: Rankings, Eligibility, & Admission Procedure

  1. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
  2. Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
  4. JJM (Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra) Medical College
  5. Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences(KIMS), Hubli
  6. Kasturba Medical College
  7. K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore
  8. M.S. Ramiah Medical College, Bangalore
  9. Mysore Medical College, Mysore
  10. St. John’s Medical College

Given below are the details pertaining these colleges:

  • Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore

Type of Institute: Public

University Affiliated To: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, University of Mysore, Bangalore University

Admission: Admission procedure differs from course to course. The main entrance examinations are Karnataka CET, AIPMT, and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences entrance tests. For complete details on admission procedures click here.

Established in 1955, Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute was formerly known as Bangalore Medical College. It was initially started as a Private Medical College but is presently administered by the Government of Karnataka. It is situated in the city of Bengaluru and is the only government medical college in the city.

The college is functioning as an autonomous institution since 2006. It has been recognized by the Medical Council of India. It presently offers numerous courses categorized under undergraduate, postgraduate, super specialty, fellowship programs, nursing, paramedical, and diploma courses. The college is currently undergoing up-gradations and soon will have an infrastructure that is likely to meet the level of AIIMS.

Contact Information

Address: Fort, K.R. Road, Bangalore – 560 002

Phone: 080 26700810

Website: http://www.bmcri.org/index.html

  • Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore

Type of Institute: Private

University Affiliated To: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Admission: Admission to undergraduate courses is done on the basis of CETK (Karnataka State Common Entrance Test), and COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka) entrance exam.

Father Muller Medical College was established in 1991 and is a constituent of the Father Muller Charitable Institution. The college is situated in a beautiful 40-acre campus at Father Muller Road. Its campus is equipped with all the state-of-the-art facilities. It is the first college under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences that was accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC. The undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded here under RGUHS are recognized and approved by Medical Council of India making it one of the most illustrious colleges for medical education in Karnataka.

Contact Information

Address: Father Muller Road, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka – 575002

Phone: 0824 2238172

Website: http://fathermuller.edu.in/medical-college/index.php

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum

Type of Institute: Private

University Affiliated To: KLE University

Admission: Admission criteria differ from course to course. The main entrance examination is KLEU AIET.

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, was established in 1963 by KLE Society. The college was set up with a view of catering to the paucity of medical facilities in the area. The college is a constituent of KLE University. It was accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India and the Malaysian Medical Council. The college has also been listed in the WHO directory of World Medical Institutions. JNMC is considered among the prominent colleges of not only the state but also the country.

Contact Information

Address: KLE University, Belagavi – 590010, Karnataka

Phone: 0831 2471350

Website: http://www.jnmc.edu/

  • JJM (Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra) Medical College

Type of Institute: Private

University Affiliated To: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Admission: For admission details, please visit the official website.

JJM Medical College was established in the year 1965. It is currently affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the Medical Council of India. The College endeavors to develop highly skilled and competent professionals in the field of Allopathic Medicines which cater to the needs of the society. At present, it proffers several undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma courses in different areas of Allopathic Medicine.

Contact Information

Address: Davangere – 577004, P.O. Box. 301. Karnataka (India)

Phone: 08192 231388

Website: http://www.jjmmc.org/index.php

  • Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences(KIMS), Hubli

Type of Institute: Public

University Affiliated To: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Admission: For information on admission, please contact the college at the contact details mentioned below.

Set up in 1957, KIMS Hubballi was formerly known as Karnataka Medical College, Hubballi. Later in 1997, the college was conferred with an autonomous status and thus renamed as KIMS, Hubballi.  KIMS has been recognized by Medical Council of India. It has also been awarded the status of, “INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE”, and recognized as “Training Centre for WHO Fellowship”. The college boasts of its sprawling 100 acre campus equipped with all the advanced facilities.

Contact Information

Address: P B Road, Vidyanagar, Hubli, Karnataka 580022

Phone: 0836 2375614

Website: http://www.kimshubli.org/site/index.php/kims-college

  • Kasturba Medical College

Type of Institute: Private

Accredited To/Recognized By: Medical Council of India, the college has been recognized by many international organizations, some of which are: General Medical Council, Australian Medical Council, Malaysian Medical Council.

Admission: Admission procedure differs from course to course. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the college is done on the basis of MU OET while admission to super specialty courses is on the basis of a separate selection test. For complete admission details click here.

KMC is generally used as a common name for KMC, Manipal, and KMC, Mangalore as both the colleges have a lot of things in common, for instance, they provide admission on the basis of the same entrance examination and have the same chancellor. Kasturba Medical College is a constituent of the Manipal University.

It was established in 1953 and is among the top three medical colleges of India and the no. 1 in Karnataka. Other than that KMC is a globally recognized educational institution. Every year it attracts students from across the world. The college alumni constitute students from over 40 countries. Currently, the college offers several undergraduate, postgraduate, super specialty, certificate and diploma courses in various areas of Medicine.

Contact Information

Address: SH 65, Madhav Nagar,

Manipal, Karnataka 576104

Phone: +91 8202922400

Website: http://manipal.edu/kmc-manipal.html

  • K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore

Type of Institute: Private

University Affiliated To: Nitte University

Admission: Admission to MBBS shall be on the basis of rank obtained in NUUGET (Nitte University Undergraduate Entrance Test) and for postgraduate courses on the basis of NUPGET (Nitte University Postgraduate Entrance Test) conducted by Nitte University at all India level.

A constituent of Nitte University, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy was established in 1999. It is also popularly known as KSHEMA. The Academy is currently being administered by the Nitte Education Trust. It proffers several undergraduate and postgraduate courses that include B.Sc., M.B.B.S., and MD/MS. Over the years, the Academy has grown steadily and rapidly and is now counted among the best Medical colleges in Karnataka.

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Deralakatte, Mangalore – 575018

Phone: 0824 2204490

Website: http://kshema.nitte.edu.in/

  • M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

Type of Institute: Private

University Affiliated To: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Admission: Candidates need to fill in the application forms and visit the Principal or the Registrar of Academics or Department of Physiotherapy office. After completion of application process, a merit list shall be issued by the college and the candidates eligible for admission shall be communicated.

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College is located at a distance of around 7 km from the city of Bangalore. It was established in the year 1979 and has over the time grown to be counted among the best Medical Colleges of not only the state but also the country. The college is situated in a beautiful 65-acre campus equipped with all the latest and ultra-modern facilities.

Contact Information

Address: MSR College Road, MSR Nagar, MSRIT Post,

Mathikere, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560054

Phone: 080 23605190

Website: http://www.msrmc.ac.in/

  • Mysore Medical College, Mysore

Type of Institute: Public

University Affiliated To: University of Mysore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Admission: Admissions to undergraduate courses are done through the CET (Common Entrance Test) conducted by the Government of Karnataka or through the All India Entrance Examination. For complete admission procedure, Click Here.

Mysore Medical College is the first medical college in the state of Karnataka and one of the earliest in India. The college is popularly known as Government Medical College, Mysore. The college was established in the year 1924. It has been recognized by Medical Council of India and is one of the finest colleges for medical education in the state.

Contact Information

Address: Irwin Road, Mysore, Karnataka – 570001

Phone: 821 2520512

Website: http://www.mysoremedicalcollege.com/

  • St. John’s Medical College

Type of Institute: Private

University Affiliated To: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

Admission: The College conducts its own entrance examination.

St. John’s Medical College is a part of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. It was set up in 1963 and enjoys the status of being a distinguished educational institution in the country. The Supreme Court of India has stated that the level of education at St. John’s is incomparable to any other private medical college in India. Besides, the court has also conferred upon the college the right to conduct its own entrance examination. It has been awarded a 5-star grade by NAAC. At present, the college offers numerous courses that include M.B.B.S., B.Sc., B.P.T., MD/MS, M.Sc.

Contact Information

Address: Sarjapur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560 034

Phone: 080 22065008

Website: http://www.stjohns.in/

The top 10 medical colleges in Karnataka mentioned above are the best. Any medical field aspirant desirous of pursuing medical education in Karnataka must consider these colleges. These medical colleges offer the best pedagogy, infrastructure, placements and follow the most stringent admission procedure to take in the best students.

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    Lazarus Benjamin June 10, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Why college wise cut off ranking marks for ug neet is not getting displayed

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