Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore

8.8 / 10

Based on 8 Student Reviews

About Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore was established in the year 1955. It is a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education.The course is approved by the Medical Council of India. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission as an University with Potential for Excellence. KMC is accredited as a 'A' grade institution by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Kasturba Medical college ranks 16th among medical colleges in India as per the NIRF Rankings.

KMC Mangalore is recognised by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council for its excellence in medical field. New programs, faculty research and student amenities have steadily developed over the years. Students from over 45 countries study in KMC and the degree is recognised worldwide. KMC Mangalore is recognized as one among 20 International Medical Schools by the Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates USA for electronic credentials verification program.

KMC Mangalore offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree as well as certificate courses in medical discipline. The college has 28 departments with state of the art infrastructure. KMC graduates benefit from GEMx USA, the Global Education in Medicine Exchange Program. KMC Mangalore Admissions are based on the score secured in NEET and through counseling by the DGHS. About 2.97 crore worth of research projects are currently ongoing in the campus.

The college has a teaching hospital with a bed strength of 500. KMC provides state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities like library, hostels, etc. KMC Campus is a meeting ground for students from diverse backgrounds. The serene environement, proximity to the beach and excellent faculty makes KMC one of the ideal places of study. 

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Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Highlights:

Year of Establishment



UGC - University with Potential for Excellence


Medical Council of India [MCI]

KMC Mangalore Ranking

Top 16th Medical college in the country by the NIRF under Medical Colleges category

KMC Mangalore Accreditation

NAAC - 'A'

Campus Area

31 acres

Infrastructure Facilities

Library, Laboratory, Hostels, etc.

International Recognition

General Medical Council of Great Britain; Malaysian Medical Council


203, Light House Hill Rd, Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575001


Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate courses

Contact Details


KMC Mangalore Departments:

  • Department of Anaesthesiology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Audiology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Cardiology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Department of Gastroenterology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Orthopaedics
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging
  • Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Urology

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Courses:

Discipline Course Specialisation
Medical      MBBS  
UG Elective

Adult reconstruction
Breast surgery
Colon and Rectal surgeryClinical
General Urology
Hematology - Research
Infectious Diseases - Research on Healthcare-Associated Infections in Tertiary care Hospital
Infectious diseases
Paediatric hematology and oncology
Pediatric Infectious diseases
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Spine Surgery
Sports Medicine
Tropical pulmonary diseases

General Surgery
General Medicine
PG Diploma
Certificate course
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Rankings:

  • Ranked 16th among top medical colleges in India: National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India 2019
  • Ranked 9th among Top Private Medical Colleges in India: Week 2016
  • Ranked 6th among top private medical colleges south zone: Week 2016

KMC Mangalore International Recognitions:

  • General Medical Council of Great Britain
  • Malaysian Medical Council
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates

KMC Mangalore International Collabrations:

KMC Mangalore is one of the finest medical colleges in the country. Its widespread alumni network coupled with great international reach has fueled the collaborations with other universities. KMC Mangalore is in collaboration with the following universities:

  • University of Mississippi, USA
  • University of Kentucky, USA
  • Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
  • Lille2 University of Health & Law, France
  • Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Vanderbilt University, USA
  • University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • University of Antwerp, Belgium

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Infrastructure Facilities:

KMC Mangalore infrastructure facilities in its 31 acre campus is of global standards. The campus is a treasure trove of knowledge and research. It is acclaimed by several international organisations and students from 45 countries study in campus.

  • Individual departments at KMC Mangalore are equipped with state of the art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.
  • Seven big air-conditioned lecture halls fitted with modern audio-visual teaching aids including multi-media projectors are used by the professors during their lectures.
  • Fully air-conditioned library with a seating capacity of about 500, and with internet facility to assist the students.
  • The library has over 10,000 books and subscribes to more than 350 journals annually.
  • Teaching hospital attached to the College with a bed strength of 500.
  • Both boys and girls hostels are located inside the campus.

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore FAQs

What is the teaching methodology at KMC?
KMC focuses on providing in-depth medical knowledge to its students. The teaching methodologies used here incorporate classroom teaching, practical learning, industrial exposure and field visits. 
How far are the hostels from the institute buildings?
The hostels are within the campus premises. 
Are there any awards/scholarships for meritorious students?
Yes, KMC provides full scholarship to the students who secure first 500 ranks in the entrance examination. Apart from KMC, scholarship are been offered by Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai to first 30 meritorious students of first MBBS and by Kadambi family to the students who excel in academics and sports. 
What are the various academic opportunities available to the Students ?
Student Exchange Program with International Medical Schools through partnership with GEMx (Global educational exchange in Medicine & Health Professions). GHLO & Universities in Netherland.
What is the basis of admission for MBBS degree at KMC Mangalore?
  • KMC Mangalore Admissions will be on the basis of NEET Scores of that particular academic year.
  • The seat allocation is done by the Directorate General Of Health Services.

How is the participation in Extracurricular Activities at KMC Mangalore?

  • KMC, Mangalore has a state of the art Indoor fully Air conditioned Sports Complex “MARENA”.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in Inter as well as Intra Collegiate Sports /Cultural & Literary events.

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Ranking

Medical Ranking
Publication Name Rank
Outlook 22
India Today 26

Student Satisfaction Rating 

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

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.

Contact Details and Location

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

Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is affiliated to Manipal University - [MU], Manipal and accredited by MCI.


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Entrance Exams for Admission

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

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Eligibility Criteria:


ELigibility Criteria


  • Candidate must have passed 10+2/ A level/ IB/ American 12th grade or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology, and English from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Candidate should have a valid NEET UG score and through centralised common counseling conducted by DGHS.


  • Candidate must have passed MBBS from a University/ College recognized by MCI and should have completed 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 passed BSc in relevant stream/ BAMS/ MBBS/ BHMS/ BPT/ BPharm or equivalent from a recognized University and with a minimum of 50% in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidate must have a valid rank in the All India Manipal Entrance Test (MET). 

PG Medical Diploma

  • Candidate must have passed MBBS from a University/ College recognized by MCI and should have completed 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)

Certificate course

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

KMC Mangalore Admissions:

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore admissions for most of the courses is on the basis of NEET examination and through centralised common counseling conducted by the Directorate General Of Health Services [DGHS]. 

  • Admission will be done on the basis of the rank in NEET and through centralized common counseling conducted by DGHS.
  • Students can apply online on the website of Kasturba Medical College Mangalore.
  • M.Sc courses admission is on the basis of Manipal Entrance Test.
  • The admissions for M.Sc will be done by Manipal Academy for Higher Education.

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

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Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 13.08 Lakh
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
Kasturba Medical College, [KMC] Mangalore Pharmacy Courses and Fees Structure
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

Hostel Details

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore Hostel Details:

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore hostels are maintained by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The hostels have advanced facilities and will cater to the need of the resident student.

  • Separate hostels for boys and girls are provided by the college.
  • The college has 8 hostels which are divided equally among boys and girls.
  • Students should compulsarily stay in the hostel during their first year.
  • Boys hostels are double and triple seater hostels which are Non-AC and common bath.
  • Girls hostels are single and double seater with AC, Non-AC and Attached bathroom facilities. 
  • Sports facilities are provided to the students for their all round development.
  • Standard basketball court, 2 badminton courts, 2 squash courts, futsall court, cricket practice pitch, tabletennis and a well furnished fitness centre.
  • Utsav is Manipal University Inter collegiate flagship festival. All the colleges in the MAHE Family come together for this big event
  • The hostel has various facilities like water purifiers, T.V. Room, Solar water heater, Reading room, Wifi facility and many more.
  • KMC Mangalore Infrastructure Facilities include Library, Laboratories, Hospital, etc.

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