KMC Manipal: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Vandana Thakur Vandana Thakur | Aug 11, 2023
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Updated on - Aug 11, 2023

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal was set up in 1953 and is the first private medical college in India. It got recognition in 1958 by the Medical Council of India & in 2008 from the Government of India. The institute comes under the aegis of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). Admission 2022-23 is ongoing. The college considers NEET UG, NEET PG, and NEET SS for admission to various UG, PG & doctorate courses.

KMC Manipal is recognized by the National Medical Council of India and the General Medical Council of Great Britain, the Malaysian Medical Council and the Australian Medical Council. It offers degree and doctoral programs in the discipline of Surgery, Medicine, Super Speciality, Forensic Science and many more. In NIRF Rankings 2022, the college has been ranked 10th in the medical category.


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KMC Quick Insights

KMC has been the flagship institution of the Manipal Academy of higher education which by itself is the top-ranked private medical university in the country and an Institute of Eminence. Some of the key highlights of the college are as follows

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
Year of Establishment 1953
Type of Institution  Private 
Accreditation  NAAC, NABH, NBA
Recognition NMC, General Medical Council of Great Britain, Malaysian Medical Council, Australian Medical Council, American Medical Association, NYSED
Affiliation MAHE
Courses Offered UG, PG & Doctorate Courses
Admission Criteria  Entrance & Merit Based
Entrance Exams Accepted NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS
Total Faculty 1000+
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Size 600 Acres 
Location Manipal, Karnataka

KMC Ranking

KMC is ranked among the top medical institutes in the country. Some of its rankings are given below

  • KMC has been ranked 10th in the Medical category by NIRF ranking 2022.
  • KMC has been ranked 10th in the Medical category by NIRF ranking 2021.
  • KMC has been ranked 9th in the Medical category by NIRF ranking 2020.
  • KMC was ranked 13th in the Medical category by India Today 2020.

KMC Courses

KMC offers UG, PG and doctoral programs in the discipline of Surgery, Medicine, Super Speciality, Forensic Science and many more. Some of the courses offered by the college are as follows

Departments Courses
Medical  M.B.B.S, M.D, M.S, D.M, M.Ch, M.Sc, M.Sc (Medical), PhD

KMC Departments

KMC offers several courses with the help of its academic departments. Some of the departments that the college has been given below

Anatomy  Genetic Counseling  Cardiology
Forensic Science  Pharmacology Neurology
Physiology Biochemistry Gastroenterology
Microbiology Clinical Embryology Nephrology
Psychiatric Social Work Urology Medical Genetics

KMC Admission

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal admission 2022 is in process. Admission to M.B.B.S. is offered based on NEET UG rank followed by counseling. For M.D., M.S, postgraduate diploma courses admissions, candidates need to sit for NEET PG followed by counseling. Candidates can take admission in M.D. and M.S by All India Quota or State Quota. Application forms for all the courses can be filled in online mode by following a few simple steps. Candidates must visit the official website of Manipal University, register and fill in all important details, upload their photo and signatures, and submit the application fee.

KMC Eligibility Criteria

KMC Manipal has set different criteria to be fulfilled by the candidates in order to get admission to the college. The basic criteria for some of the courses that the college considers is given below

MBBS Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • The candidates must have obtained a valid score in NEET UG.

M.D Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must hold an MBBS degree from an Institution / University recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • The candidates must have a valid score in NEET PG.

D.M Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have an MD degree in General Medicine or Paediatrics.
  • The candidates must have obtained a valid score in NEET SS.

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Why Choose KMC?

KMC Manipal is located in the university town of Manipal, a suburb in Udupi, Karnataka. It is situated within the campus of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. It provides various advantages for its students. KMC through its 47 departments offers several UG, PG, and postdoctoral programs including super specialty programs in various disciplines of Medical Sciences. The college has an associated teaching hospital at Manipal and has 150 bedded medical center.

KMC Academic Advantages

  • Career counseling cell helps the students redefine their passion in their career and develop essential employability skills & strategies.
  • It offers peerless opportunities for research involving undergraduate and postgraduate students with support from dedicated research cell and mentors
  • Publications in premier journals & presentations at national and international platforms by our students have always brought laurels to the institution.

KMC Cutoff

KMC cutoff 2022 will be released very soon. The cutoff is based on the eligibility test score of the students in their respective exams and the previous year academic performance is being considered. The institute uses NEET UG scores for admission to UG courses and NEET PG scores to select students for its PG programs. NEET SS scores are considered for admission to various specialty courses offered by the college.

KMC Results

KMC semester results 2022 are out and students can check their results on the official website of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. The results are usually out within one to two months of the exams. Students can check the results by following the few steps, the students must visit the official website of the college which is, then select the desired result.

KMC Infrastructure

KMC Manipal is spread over 600 acres and offers all the facilities to the students and the faculty that are conducive to learning. The facilities include museums, library, skill labs, sports grounds, gymnasium and international level indoor multi-purpose sports complex.  Wi-Fi facilities on the entire campus, e-learning facilities, online library access, hospital and emergency care facilities, counseling for students, teacher-guardians and inter and intradisciplinary research facilities to hone the research skills are also available. Some of the infrastructure facilities provided by the institute are as follows

  • Museum
  • Library
  • Skill Labs
  • Sports Groung
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose sports complex

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KMC Placements

KMC placements 2022 are in process. It is attached to a hospital where the students get an opportunity to work after completing the courses from college. At this hospital, the students get hands-on clinical exposure. The placement cell of the college takes care of KMC Manipal placements. The cell ensures that students are placed according to their choices. The average package offered at the college during the placements is INR 8 LPA.

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KMC Scholarships

KMC Manipal offers various scholarships to candidates who aspire to pursue MBBS and PG courses. Some of the scholarships provided by the college are as follows

  • Kalam-Pai, Freeship and Scholars Scholarship for MBBS & BDS Programs
  • Merit Scholarship for MD and MDS Programs
  • Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for BTech
  • Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for BPharm
  • Scholar and Achiever Scholarship for All Other Under Graduate (UG) & Post Graduate (PG) Programs
  • Board Toppers Scholarship for All Under Graduate (UG) Programs
  • Scholarships for Academy of General Education Students (SAGES)
  • Academy of General Education (AGE) Scholarship for AGE Students
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for B.Sc. Nursing students

KMC Collaborations

KMC has signed several MOUs for the development of its students and institute. Some of its collaborations are

International Collaboration

Country Partnering Institutes
U.S.A The University of Kentucky, Boston University
Netherlands Maastricht University, Leiden University Medical Centre
Canada The University of New Brunswick
United Kingdom King's College

KMC Alumni

KMC alumni are working in top hospitals as doctors, and surgeons. Some of them have opened their own clinics and hospitals. The below-mentioned table reflects the various alumni of the college

Notable Alumni Profession
Devi Prasad Shetty  Indian Entrepreneur and Cardiac Surgeon
Kamala Selvaraj Gynecologist
Chikkakalya Narayanappa Ashwath Narayan Current Minister of Information Technology
Dr. Sampat Shivangi President of Indian American Forum for Political education.
Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor First Malaysian astronaut.

KMC Manipal Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 1000+
Year of Establishment 1953
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Area 600 Acres
Recognised by MCI

KMC Manipal Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#13 in 2022 Medical
#9 in 2021 Medical
#2 in 2020 Medical

KMC Manipal Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
MBBS -- 5 Years 5 Months
DM -- 3 Years
MD -- 3 Years
Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] -- 3 Years
M.Phil -- 2 Years
MSc -- 2 Years
M.S -- 3 Years
PGD -- 2 Years

KMC Manipal Courses and Fee Structure

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KMC Manipal FAQs

What is the total number of courses offered by the KMC Manipal for admissions?

A total of 66 courses are offered by KMC Manipal for admissions.

Does KMC Manipal offer accommodation facilities for students?

Yes, the college offers accommodation facilities for students. It has separate hostels for boys and girls.

What is the qualifying exam for admissions to PG courses offered by KMC Manipal?

Students are required to clear NEET PG for admissions to PG courses offered by KMC Manipal.

Does KMC Manipal offer admission to Ph.D. programmes?

Yes, the college offers two Ph.D. courses - Ph.D. Anatomy and Ph.D. Clinical Embryology for admissions.

Are scholarships available at KMC Manipal?

Yes, the college offers scholarships for its undergraduate and postgraduate students such as The Kalam -Pai, Freeship & Scholars Scholarship, Merit Scholarship etc.

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Akshata Singh Batch 2023 MHA [Master of Health Administration]
Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022
4 Placements
4 Fees
4 Academics
4 Infrastructure
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : In final semester of our course we need to do internship from hospital of our choice along with thesis and dissertation for a period of 8 months. Internships are usually unpaid after completion of your course as per your UG degree and your

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Nishitha Narayanan Batch 2018 BSc [Bachelor of Science]
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017
5 Placements
3 Fees
1.5 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
2.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : The placements in KMC are usually for being a speech therapist and audiologist, they are ones who are hired.  The Average salary is from 40000 to 60000 #

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