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Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore

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Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore was established in 1955. It became an independent unit in 1977. The college is recognized by the Medical Council of India. It is also recognized by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council.

KMC has the highest number of ICMR STS awards in India. The Education Commission for Foreign Graduates has recognized MCA Mangalore as one among the top 20 International Medical Schools. Students from over 45 countries graduate from Kasturba Medical College.

The college provides a degree in Medicine. It has undergraduate, postgraduate, and a fellowship program. The KMC admission is based on the NEET score and the previous academic performance.

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Year of Establishment 1955
Recognitions UGC, General Medical Council Great Britain, Malaysian Medical Council
Approvals Medical Council of India [MCI]
Accreditation NAAC 'A' Grade
Affiliation Manipal University
Campus Area 30.78 Acres
Contact No. 092437 77733
Email [email protected]
Website https://manipal.edu/kmc-mangalore.html
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Laboratory, Hostels, etc.
Address 203, Light House Hill Rd, Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575001
Courses Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate KMC Fees

Kasturba Medical College Departments:

KMC Mangalore has 28 departments teaching various fields in the medical discipline. The departments are equipped with sophisticated instruments and experienced faculty as well.

  1. Department of Anaesthesiology
  2. Department of Anatomy
  3. Department of Audiology
  4. Department of Biochemistry
  5. Department of Cardiology
  6. Department of Community Medicine
  7. Department of Dermatology
  8. Department of Emergency Medicine
  9. Department of Forensic Medicine
  10. Department of Gastroenterology
  11. Department of Medicine
  12. Department of Microbiology
  13. Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  14. Department of Ophthalmology
  15. Department of Orthopaedics
  16. Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  17. Department of Paediatrics
  18. Department of Pathology
  19. Department of Neurosurgery
  20. Department of Pharmacology
  21. Department of Physiology
  22. Department of Psychiatry
  23. Department of Pulmonary Medicine
  24. Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging
  25. Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology
  26. Department of Surgery
  27. Department of Neurology
  28. Department of Urology

Kasturba Medical College Courses:

The KMC Medical College offers various courses in the field of medicine as mentioned below.

Discipline Courses Specialization
General Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy
General Medicine
Fellowship Geriatric Medicine


Kasturba Medical College Activities:

The college conducts various activities throughout the year. The literary club of the college organizes various activities like debates, quizzes, dumb charades, etc regularly. The college also organizes poetry writing, photography, and various other competitions.

The students are also encouraged to take part in intercollegiate fests like spandan, pegasus, pulse, adrenaline, etc conducted by other colleges. The students also actively take part in sports competitions. The annual inter-college cultural fest conducted by Manipal University is the much-awaited event.

Kasturba Medical College Scholarships:

The college provides financial support to meritorious students. The KMC scholarship includes freeships and concessions. The freeship is offered to MBBS students who secure ranks up to 2000 in NEET exams. For students securing ranks between 2001 to 5000, Merit-cum-Means scholarship is provided. It will be based on the income of the parents as mentioned below. The students who have studied at any of the AGE or Dr. TMA Pai Foundation Institutions who get admitted to the MBBS program based on the NEET score will also be provided scholarships based on the same criteria.

Annual Income Scholarship (%)
Up to INR 3Lakhs 100
INR 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs 90
INR 5 Lakhs to 7.5 Lakhs 75
INR 7.5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs 50
INR 10 Lakhs to 12.5 Lakhs 25
Above INR 12.5 Lakhs 10

It also provides scholarships to students whose mother tongue is Konkani. The students submit the language proof certificate to avail of this. 

Kasturba Medical College Infrastructure Facilities:

The college has a library that is fully air-conditioned and has a seating capacity of 500. It has about 10,000 books in total. Annually, it subscribes more than 350 journals. The library also has internet facilities. The college has a teaching hospital attached to its campus which has a bed strength of 500.

The college also has 7 air-conditioned lecture halls with modern facilities. It also has 2 lecture halls with a capacity of 250. It has a medical education unit for conducting an orientation program for the interns and students. The college has 9 hostels of which 5 are girls hostel. 


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Entrance Exams for Admission

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Entrance Exams
Exam Name Course Name
NEET 2020
Doctorate of Medicine [MD]

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Kasturba Medical College Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates should check the eligibility before applying to the courses provided by KMC Manipal. The eligibility details are as mentioned below.


Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology, and English from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • The candidate should have a valid NEET score.


  • The candidate should have passed MBBS, BHMS, BPT, B.Pharm, BAMS, or any other equivalent degree or MSc with at least one subject of biological science from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Candidate must have a valid rank in the All India Manipal Entrance Test (MET). 

PG Medical Diploma/ MD/ MS

  • Candidate must have passed MBBS from a University or College recognized by MCI and should have completed the Internship on or before 31st March of the current academic year.
  • Candidate must have a valid rank obtained in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).


  • Candidate must have an MD in General Medicine from an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Kasturba Medical College Admissions:

The admission to Kasturba Medical College Manipal is through centralized common counseling which is conducted by DGHS. The candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can apply online on the college website. The selection to MSc course will be based on the MET rank. The admission to all other courses will be based on the NEET rank.

Courses and Fees Structure of Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore

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Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 13.08 Lakh

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Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Medical Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Doctorate of Medicine [MD]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 41.93 Lakh
Master of Science [M.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 56.47 Lakh
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 13.08 Lakh
Master of Surgery [MS]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 59.42 Lakh
Master of Surgery [MS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 37.58 Lakh
MBBS  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 55.80 Lakh
Post Graduate Diploma  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 30.45 Lakh
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Course Name Fees Interested
Doctorate of Medicine [MD]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 33.75 Lakh
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 13.08 Lakh

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 8 Student's Reviews 8.8/10  
Overall Rating
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Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 6/8 students

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Ranking

Medical Ranking
Publication Name Rank
Outlook 6
India Today 29
The Week 23

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by MCI; affiliated to Manipal University - [MU], Manipal.

Hostel Details

Kasturba Medical College Hostel Details:

The college provides accommodation to the students. The KMC facilities include a separate hostel for boys and girls. There are 8 hostels on the campus. The students should compulsorily stay at the hostel in the first year. They will be accommodated in the Bejai Ladies and Boys hostel respectively. The hostels are equipped with a modern kitchen and the hostel mess serves hygienic and healthy food to its residents.



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Contact Details and Location

Address : State Highway 65, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka

Student Reviews

M.B.B.S., batch of 2019
  • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore is one of the best medical colleges in India. Ranked among the top 20 medical colleges, students here hail from diverse backgrounds.
  • The institution has a student-friendly campus, fully equipped labs, great staff, and has one of the largest anatomy museum and health sciences library in the world.
  • The exposure provided to the students is incredible, with four hospitals equipped with the most modern upgrades in the medical field.
  • The college also has allied health sciences and dentistry departments. 

  • Kasturba Medical College promotes associations to many fields be it cultural, sports, literary or even extra academics.
  • There are inter college and inter-batch competitions every year in which students take part with great vigor.
  • The college promotes the talent of all kinds and gives equal importance to academics and extracurriculars.
  • Also, common festivals are also celebrated in the campus.
  • Life in college is good.

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