(KMC) – Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore



Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore was started in 1955, and initially, it utilized the clinical facilities of the Government Wenlock Hospital and Government Lady Goschen Hospital. The Medical College became an independent unit in 1977. The college is recognized by the Medical Council of India, General Medical Council of Great Britain, and the Malaysian Medical Council. Click here to know more about (KMC) – Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. (KMC) – Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore has the honor of being in the top 25 Medical Colleges in India. The college has state of the art infrastructure which is comparable to international standards with seven big air-conditioned lecture halls fitted with modern audio-visual teaching aids including multi-media projectors and a modern, fully air-conditioned library with a seating capacity of about 500, and with an internet facility. MCs’ method to instill knowledge in their students is built around the success of their students, in school and as physicians. They start providing them with clinical experience of the basic medical science terms from day one, at their affiliated teaching hospital. They always focus on patient-centric medicine. At (KMC) – Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, the faculty keeps evolving and growing the proven methods for success through early clinical exposure. The results of Kasturba Medical College speak for themselves, with a list of approvals that keeps growing, a strong residency match rate, and very high student satisfaction.


At (KMC) – Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, the mission statement is: educate physicians to meet all the health care needs of patients within both the current and future healthcare systems. They strive to help future physicians to reach their full potential through research, teaching, and community service, with a goal of improving access to quality healthcare and enhancing the health status of residents.



      • The applicant must have passed 10+2 / A level / IB / American 12th grade or any equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English as majors from a recognized board.
      • The applicants must have secured at least 50% marks in all the science subjects combined of the qualifying examination.
      • The lower age limit is of 17 years on the 31st December of the year of admission.
      • Foreign applicants are required to submit the following:
      • A No Objection Certificate from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.
      • ‘Equivalence Certificate’ from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi who will equate their qualifications as equivalent to the 10+2 of India.
      • A Student Visa.
      • A Residential Certificate.
      • The selection of candidates is solely conducted on the basis of the valid rank obtained in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 and through centralized common counseling conducted by DGHS.


The admission test for Kasturba Medical College is conducted through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) which is three hours long and all questions are objective. The paper consists of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and is conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu. The question distribution is as follows:
Physics 45
Zoology 45
Botany 45
Chemistry 45
    • Each question is worth four marks and so the paper is of 720 marks. There is negative marking as well, for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted.
Negative marking will also be done with one question will have multiple answers.


Kasturba Medical College conducts its application process through online mode. However, the candidates planning to take admission in MBBS/ MD/ MS/ M.Sc. and PG Diploma must register online for NEET (UG) and KCET exams on the respective official websites. Candidates seeking admission in Kasturba Medical College must follow the given steps to apply: Candidates can apply by both online and offline mode. Candidates need to follow the following steps:
  • Visit the official site of (KMC) – Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, and click on Apply Now.
  • You will be directed to the Manipal University website.
  • Register yourself and fill the application form.
  • Pay the application fees of INR 600 and INR 1400 (entrance fees, if applicable) by online mode through credit card/debit card/net banking


  • Matric mark sheet
  • Matric certificate
  • 10+2 mark sheet
  • Migration certificate
  • Character certificate
  • NEET (UG) Admit Card (for MBBS)
  • NEET (PG) Admit Card (For MD/ MS)
  • MU-OET Admit Card (For M.Sc./ PG Diploma)
  • B.B.S. mark sheet (for MD/ MS)
  • B.B.S. degree (for MD/ MS)
  • Bachelor’s degree (MBBS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ B.Pharm/ BPT/ BDS/ B.Sc. Nursing ) Mark Sheet (For M.Sc./ PG Diploma)
  • Bachelor’s degree (For M.Sc./ PG Diploma)
  • Registration as Medical Practitioner
  • Colored photographs 5 (4 passports sized and 1 stamp sized)


  1. MBBS
  2. M.D.:
  • Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
  • Anatomy
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bio-Chemistry
  • General Medicines
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Hospital Administration
  • Microbiology
  • Paediatrics
  • Community Medicine
  • Pathology
  1. M.S.:
    • General Surgery
    • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopaedics
    • OTO-Rhino-Laryngology
    1. MSc.:
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Medical Anatomy
    • Medical Physiology
    • Medical Pharmacology
    1. PG Diploma:
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
    • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Anaesthesiology
    • Child Health
    • OTO-Rhino-Laryngology


    Kasturba Medical College offers postgraduate, diploma, and doctorate programs in the fields of science, medicine, and pharmacy. The tuition fee for the major programs is given below:
    • The tuition fee for all M.Sc programs is INR 109,000 (1st year) and INR 1,199,000 (2nd year).
    • The tuition fee for the MBBS program is INR 1,124,000 (1st year) and INR 1,114,000 per annum for the rest of the years.
    • The tuition fee for MD (Pharmacology) is INR 1,125,000 per annum.


    The MBBS program is being offered by MAHE through its constituent premier institutions, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) at Mangalore, The following scholarships are offered to top-performing students in NEET examinations, admitted to MBBS programs at Mangalore.


    Candidates who have secured NEET all India Overall Rank within 2,000 for MBBS and NEET all India Overall Rank within 7,500 for BDS courses are eligible for the free ship. Candidates are required to pay the appropriate first-year course fee including refundable Caution Deposit of Rs. 10,000/- at the time of Reporting. The excess amount paid shall be refunded after the reporting is over for all the rounds.


    Candidates with NEET all India Overall Rank 2,001 to 5,000 for MBBS course and Rank 7,501 to 15,000 for BDS course are eligible for merit-cum-means scholarship. The scholarship amount shall determine on the basis of parents’ annual income (from all sources) as below
    The annual income of parents Scholarship on the course fee
    Up to Rs. 3 lakhs 100%
    Above  Rs. 3 lakhs, up to Rs. 5 lakhs 90%
    Above  Rs. 5 lakhs, up to Rs. 7.5 lakhs 75%
    Above  Rs. 7.5 lakhs, up to Rs. 10 lakhs 50%
    Above  Rs. 10 lakhs, up to Rs. 12.5 lakhs 25%
    Above  Rs. 12.5 lakhs 10%
      Candidates need to pay a minimum of Rs. 10,000/- or Course Fee after deducting scholarship amount, whichever is higher.
    • In addition, all the candidates are required to pay a refundable Caution Deposit of Rs. 10,000/-.
    • Candidates are required to pay the full first-year course fee at the time of Reporting.
    • Candidates should also produce Notary attested photocopy of the Income Tax (IT) return form for Assessment Year 2019 -2020 for proof of parents’ income, before 31 Aug 2019.
    • A list of students eligible for scholarships will be published by 15 Sep 2019.
    • The excess amount paid shall be refunded, after the finalization of the eligible candidate list.
  • The free ship & merit-cum-means Scholarship seats taken together are limited to 5% of the general category intake and will cover only the course fee payable for the particular course of study. However, the candidate will require to pay the appropriate first-year course fee (excluding scholarship amount).
  • This scholarship will NOT cover expenses such as hostel accommodation, books, etc.
  • The award of free ship & merit-cum-means scholarship for the subsequent years will be the same as given at the time of admission in the first year.
  • The percentage of scholarship amounts will be constant throughout the course duration, irrespective of changes in the income groups.
  • Continuation of scholarship for subsequent years will be based on academic performance of the students in the university exam as per the University rules
  1. Minimum 65% marks (in aggregate) in a system of awarding marks
  2. Minimum CGPA of 3 in a 4 point grading system
  3. Minimum CGPA of 8 in a 10 point grading system


KMC Hospital which is located in Ambedkar Circle and is backed up by a team of some of the best doctors in India, qualified nursing, paramedical staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and a 250-bed inpatient facility, KMC Hospital provides specialized medical services and tertiary care at an affordable cost. KMC Laboratories Services has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) since 2009. KMC Hospital Blood Bank has been accredited by NABH for Blood Bank since 2009. KMC Hospital Blood Bank was the first to be recognized as a Zonal blood testing center for HIV by the Director-General of Health Services, New Delhi, and the Karnataka State Aids Prevention Society. The Blood Bank conducts at least 30 to 35 voluntary blood donation camps every year. KMC Hospital was the first to set up Dialysis Center in Mangalore. The fully air-conditioned dialysis center with 23 units also has an exclusive facility for HCV/HbsAg positive patients.


  • Department of Anaesthesiology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • 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 Neurosurgery
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Orthopaedics
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Urology


The campus is spread over a vast area of 31 acres and has an impressive infrastructure. The college consists of seven big air-conditioned lecture halls that are installed with modern audio-visual teaching aids including multi-media projectors, screen, etc for a better understanding of the subjects. In the departments of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry, there are two lecture halls of capacity 250 each. The Medical Education Unit also conducts various orientation programs for students. The institute also provides Simulation and Cardiology Labs, which provide an opportunity to learn professional skills in training manikins. More than 100 trainers are available to train undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medical, dental, and allied health fields. The college also provides hostel facilities for boys and girls with all the basic amenities. The college central library is well-stocked and is spread over 13,950 sq meters where 1207 students can be accommodated at a time. The library has a high range of databases on the campus network and OPAC related access to its vast collection. There is a separate audio-visual room, computer lab, group study area and private study area in the college library. The library consists of 45,572 text and reference books. The college also has a digital library where 349 both Indian and International journals are subscribing annually. The hospitals at KMC have the best teaching aids with the best practical knowledge. In addition, the Manipal Academy of higher education has 140 international collaborations across the globe and facilitates E-learning as well.


Your effort, consistency, and hard work should not stop when you are admitted into a Medical College as prestigious as Kasturba Medical College. College is hard work as well as smart work and at times it can get pretty tough so here are a few tips for your journey ahead.


To stay on top or even survive in a medical college you need to stay up to date on everything. Managing time can be hard and a lot of work can go to waste, deadlines can be missed, marks can be lost and it can even affect your health if a proper schedule is not formed and followed. The minute the studying starts you need to start organizing your tasks according to their importance and impact. You can either make a schedule by hand or use applications available for this purpose which can even remind of tasks to be done. Never leave something on tomorrow, try to get every assignment/worksheet/homework you get as soon as possible. Keep a track of your classes, carefully read your college time table so that you don’t end up accidentally missing a lecture because you read the time table wrong (believe us, that happens).


Once you are done with your school and then intermediate studies, do not expect things to run that smoothly from there onwards. Because you have to enter professional life after college, college is your trial where you learn how to deal with people around you and do most of your work on your own. Hence in college, it will be your and only your job to make sure you’re on top of your work, your friends, teachers, or anyone else will not take the responsibility of making sure you understand everything and complete whatever work is required. Teachers will give lectures and that is probably all the formal education you will be getting, there will be no spoon-feeding so you will have to add a lot of do-it-yourself to it. Research, practice and ask questions. “Practice makes perfect” it is said. Do not depend on lecturers to teach you every single thing; it is not even humanly possible for them to do so with such a high number of students. Actually, a lot of self-help will involve in helping you to achieve your goals.


As stated previously, there will be numerous times when self-studies will be required. There can be plenty of reasons for that i.e. you might have missed some lectures or the teacher assigned to you might not be so good at delivering the lectures, or their way of delivering lectures might not match your way of learning. For that, you can either ask Teacher’s Assistants or your fellow classmates to help but even that can fail at times. For such times, Dr. Najeeb’s lectures will be your guiding star. Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. They are video lectures that cover almost all the topics in the current medical curriculum of most medical colleges. They contain visualization of what you study in your books. The hand-drawn illustrations in these lectures make it very easy to grasp the concepts. Furthermore, one can get lifetime access to these lectures and even download the app to avail them anytime, anywhere. Click here to Sign-up to Dr. Najeeb Lectures.


Just as no two human beings can ever be the same in their life experiences, no two students can have the same clinical experience. Your experience will be what you make of it. Keep in mind that whatever you learn should not  be forgotten. You are opting for a career that requires retention of this knowledge for a lifetime. To look at the short term aspects, what you learn will be there again in your finals, and again during residency when you start treating actual patients. So whatever you learn, make sure you understand it completely now, casual lookups are fine to jock up your memory when required but if you don’t understand the concept you will have to do it later on.


Throughout your life, you will get to meet new and different people. Consider your life at this college as training for that. Here too, you will meet different kinds of people. You will have to learn how to assess a person; it will be for your own good. Avoid trouble and steer clear of bad influencers. Even if you end up having a bad experience with some, do not get your hopes down, instead, consider it a lesson. In the end, we would like to assure you that there are always ups and downs in life. Don’t lose hope; keep our tips in mind and Good luck!


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