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Kasturba Medical College, KMC, Manipal, Karnataka

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About Kasturba Medical College, KMC, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College (KMC) is one of the oldest, renowned and recognized Private Medical Colleges affiliated to Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Formerly known as Manipal University) which Deemed University and approved by Medical Council of India. Kasturba Medical College (KMC) was established in the year 1953 with an aim to provide quality medical education to the students coming from different parts of India and abroad. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal has the approval to take admission of 250 students every year in MBBS Course out of these there are 37 seats reserved for NRI. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal also offers Post Graduate programs i.e. MD/MS. The seats are offered at the different departments of Medical Sciences i.e. Microbiology, Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, etc. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal also offers Super Speciality courses i.e. DM and M.Ch. in departments like Neuro Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Nephrology, etc

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The institute has a hospital named as Kasturba Hospital to provide medical facility to the nearby rural and urban areas. There are many OPD’s for all the departments i.e. Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, ENT, etc. The emergency facility is provided 24X7. There are more than 2032 beds in the hospital with all the modern facilities, equipments and technology. There are major and minor Operation theatres. The hospital also has Intensive care Unit, Trauma centre, RICU, BICU, etc. to provide help at the time of medical emergencies. The hospital resided at the institute also has a 24X7 blood bank. There is one central Pathology lab used to provide medical tests like blood tests, Urine Tests, etc. There is also availability of different diagnostics available like- Ultrasound, Color Doppler, X rays, etc.


The Hospital at the campus is for the purpose to provide knowledge towards practical day to day problems faced by the doctors and other staff members, which enable the student to know about the management skills that he have to follow after he become a certified medical practitioner.

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal has a good ratio of well trained and highly educated faculty members equipped with all the modern facility/technology. It also provides adequate number of non-technical staff to provide an environment of self-learning to the students. The college is committed to uplift the health care education and output delivery system for the people of the country.

Facts in brief about (KMC), Manipal

Established in 1953
Established under Manipal Academy of Higher Education MAHE (Formerly known as Manipal University), Deemed University
Total courses MBBS, MD/MS, DM/M.Ch
Approved by


Medical Council of India, MCI
Affiliated with Manipal Academy of Higher Education MAHE (Formerly known as Manipal University), Deemed University
Genders accepted Co-ed
Aid Status Private College
Official Website
Category MBBS/Medical Colleges in Karnataka

KMC Manipal Karnataka

Address of Kasturba Medical College (KMC)

Kasturba Medical College

Tiger Circle Road, Madhav Nagar,

Manipal, Karnataka 576104

Contact No. 0820-2922367, 2922552, 2570597




Courses offered by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Undergraduate courses at (KMC):

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery:-

The MBBS is a 5.6 yeas (4.6 years academic education + 1 year obligatory rotatory internship) UG degree programme leading to the two degrees as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery known as MBBS. The MBBS is a course that can be selected by a person who desires to be a doctor and have 12th with Science Background. The students, who have cleared the Senior Secondary (12th Class) examination and they had (P.C.B.) i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th standard, can apply for the MBBS degree course.


The MBBS is the one and the only course in India to become a medical practitioner. The MBBS course contains the basic subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology,

Micro-biology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine.

MBBS is the course with practical training which is five years long. The students interact with the patient and get the practical knowledge of diseases as the college and the hospital are generally nearby to each other or may resides in the same facilities with different areas specified. MBBS course also contains a year long i.e. 12-month-long internship, in which an intern has to come across various specialties. Besides standard clinical care, one also gets a methodical experience of ward management, staff management, and thorough analysis skills.

The total number of seats for MBBS course at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal is 250.



Post Graduate Courses at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Doctorate of Medicine also known as MD:

Doctorate of Medicine (MD) is a three year doctorate program meant to study medicine in detail. The course comprises of the learning process from the first step of symptoms analysis till the treatment provided.


Doctorate of Surgery:

Doctorate of Surgery (MS) is a 3 years doctorate program which is followed by MBBS. At this course practitioners are given details of how to treat the patients with surgical treatments. This course has practical in its core which is substantial on having practical knowledge of conducting operations (surgeries). This could be termed as general surgery related to different organs of the body i.e. stomach, intestines, appendicitis, etc.

S. No. Course Name Seats Offered
1. MD Anatomy 07
2. MD Physiology 03
3. MD Pathology 17
4. MD Microbiology 04
5. MD Community Medicine 08
6. MD General Medicine 24
7. MD Paediatrics 18
8. MD Anaesthesia 18
9. MD Radio Diagnosis 08
10. MD Dermatology & STD 06
11. MD Psychiatry 09
12. MD (Immunohaematology &

Blood Transfusion)

13. MD Radio Therapy 02
14. MD Hospital Administration 02
15. MD (Dermatology, Venereology &


16. MD Respiratory Medicine 04
17. MD Forensic Medicine 03
18. MD Biochemistry 04
19. MD Emergency Medicine 03
20. MS OBG 21
21. MS Orthopaedics 15
22. MS Oto rhino laryngology 06
23. MS General Surgery 21
24. MS Ophthalmology 06


DM (Doctorate of Medicine): This is the course which is advanced and opted by the student after completing his/her Post Graduation in MS/MD. The student after completing this degree course gets a Super Speciality Degree. The Duration of this course is 3 years.

S. No. Course Name Intake
1. DM (Medical Genetics) 02
2. DM (Cardiology) 04
3. DM (Neurology) 02
4. DM (Medical Gastroenterology) 01
5. DM (Nephrology) 02


  1. Ch. (Magister of Chirurgiae or Master of Surgery): It is the highest degree given in the surgical field. This program is also advanced program and opted by the Students after completing his/her Post Graduation in the field of medical.
S. No. Course Name Intake
1. MCh (Urology) 06
2. MCh (Cardio Thoracic Surgery) 01
3. MCh (Paediatric Surgery) 01
4. MCh (Neuro Surgery) 02



Eligibility Criteria & Admissions Process at (KMC), Manipal:


Age Criteria: The candidate applying for MBBS must attained 17 years of age or above as on 31-Dec of the admission year. The maximum age limit for getting admission in MBBS course is 25 years.


Educational Qualification: All Higher Secondary School qualified their 12th Class in science stream including biology or bio-technology along with Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible(For SC/ST category  40% marks is required in board exams; 45% for OBC Category)


Admission Process: It is necessary for medical aspirants to appear for the National Eligibility and Entrance Examination (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) after 12th class who wish to get MBBS admission. All the Government, Private, Central and Deemed Universities will be based on NEET scores and the seats for all colleges / institutions / universities will be offered through counselling based on the eligibility Score/Rank, Preferences of colleges and seats available.


For Post Graduate Courses:

  • Students who hold MBBS Degree and are registered to Medical Council of India are eligible to apply for admission to MD, MS
  • For MD, MS courses admission to the eligible candidates is given on the basis of their merit in NEET-PG.


For Post Graduate Courses (DM/M.Ch):

  • Students who hold MD/MS Degree and are registered to Medical Council of India.
  • For DM/M.Ch the eligible candidates is given admission on the basis of their merit in NEET-PG.


Cut offs at Kasturba Medical College, KMC, Manipal:

FOR UNDERGRADUATE (MBBS): The cut off is 493 +


MBBS Course fee at Kasturba Medical College (Approx)

Tuition Fees Hostel Fee
Rs 13, 10, 000/- Yearly (Rupees Thirteen Lakhs Ten Thousand Only) Rs. 10, 300/- per month


Campus Facilities at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

HOSTEL: There are separate common rooms for boys and girls. There is different hostels for Under Graduates, Post Graduate students as well. Total seating capacity for UG is 1297 and for PG 695 including boys and girls both. All the rooms of the Hostels are equipped with all basic amenities i.e. recreation, indoor games, gym, television, internet, cafeteria, lockers, etc.


Auditorium: The college has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 800 people at a time which is fully air conditioned for the purpose of seminars, cultural activities, etc. held at the college time to time. There is adequate availability of modern facilities i.e. Microphone, OHP’s, LCD screen, etc.


Lecture Theatres: There are many lecture theatres. There is availability of proper availability of Audio Video Aids helping students to understand the medical education in a better way. The Lecture Theatres can also be treated for the venue of seminars and conferences.


Demonstration Halls: There are many demonstration Halls with the enough availability of seating capacity to teach students in a better way.


Laboratories: For different departments of medical subjects there are different labs with different seating capacity in each of them. The laboratories are equipped with all the clinical material to understand and conduct experiments.


Central Library: There is one centralised library which is air conditioned with a rich collection of more than 45000 Books, 1000 Indian Journals and International Journals. The library consists of 7 reading rooms with different seating capacity i.e. For Undergraduates 4 reading rooms with 867 seating capacity, For Post Graduates 2 reading rooms with 290 seating capacity, For Staff 1 reading rooms with capacity of 50.


Canteen: There is a canteen and cafeteria to provide healthy and hygienic food to the students and staff.


Playground: There is ample scope for the students to be physically fit by participating in different games offered by the college which is indoor as well as outdoor.


Apart from this the college has arrangements for clean and safe drinking water, Separate toilets, Banking facility i.e. ATM, CCTV cameras, etc.



Q.1    What are the courses offered in DM/M.Ch. Course at Kasturba Medical College?

Ans.  The Different courses with intake capacity for DM/M.Ch. Course is given below

DM (Doctorate of Medicine)

S. No. Course Name Intake
1. DM (Medical Genetics) 02
2. DM (Cardiology) 04
3. DM (Neurology) 02
4. DM (Medical Gastroenterology) 01
5. DM (Nephrology) 02


  1. Ch. (Magister of Chirurgiae or Master of Surgery):
S. No. Course Name Intake
1. MCh (Urology) 06
2. MCh (Cardio Thoracic Surgery) 01
3. MCh (Paediatric Surgery) 01
4. MCh (Neuro Surgery) 02


Q.2    What is the fee for MBBS Course at KMC?

Ans.  MBBS Course fee at Kasturba Medical College (Approx)

Tuition Fees Hostel Fee
Rs 13, 10, 000/- Yearly (Rupees Thirteen Lakhs Ten Thousand Only) Rs. 12, 450/- per month


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