Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS)

KIMS - Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences

About Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS)

Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS), was established in 1980 by the Vokkaligara Sangha. It is located in Bangalore. Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is recognized by the following for both, running MBBS course since 1980 and the Postgraduate Degree/Diploma since 1991:
  • Medical Council of India
  • General Medical Council, UK
  • World Health Organization
  • The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, London
  • The Government of India

Missions and Objectives

Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) aims to achieve the following goals through training the future physicians of the world through the best guidance and practices:
  • Convey first-rate training to medical students, enough for them to become competent in the management of the health of the individuals of society, comparable with their place as a member of society.
  • Flourish their personality and characteristics according to their professional lifelike sense of responsibility, reliability, integrity, and care for other individuals.
  • Impart leadership in them to make them able to work better in teams and take charge of matters when required, learn to gear up resources for natural calamities or any emergency, if it ever comes to it.
  • Facilitate them to acquire proficiency in communication skills, enable them to learn to appreciate social, psychological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors affecting health.
  • Prepare them towards an attitude for continued self-learning and seek further experience or to pursue a medical career or research in any field of medicine.

Campuses and Location

Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is located in the following two sections:
  • The Pre-clinical and Para Clinical departments located at Banashankari IInd Stage near BDA Complex, Bangalore-560070.
  • The Clinical departments and Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospital located at the Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospital K.R Road, V.V Puram, Bangalore-560004, 4kms from the College campus.

Courses Offered


For undergraduates, Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) offers the MBBS course. The duration of that course is four and a half years of academic study, which consists of a total of 9 terms, each of 6-month duration, and one year of internship.


The course for Postgraduate degree is 3 years long and the Postgraduate diploma is 2 years long. Below is the list of all courses offered by Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS): MD
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Forensic Medicine
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Medicine
  • MD Pediatrics
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Radio Diagnosis
  • MD Anesthesiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS O.B.G
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS E.N.T
  • MS Orthopedics
  • DA (Anesthesiology)
  • DCP (Pathology)
  • DCH (Pediatrics)
  • DGO (O.B.G)
  • DOMS (Ophthalmology)
  • Ortho. (Orthopedics)
  • L.O (E.N.T)
  • DMRD (Radio Diagnosis)

Eligibility Criteria

For a candidate to qualify for application of admission to Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS), the following are the requirements:

1. Undergraduate (MBBS):

    1. The applicant should have passed the PUC examination of two years duration, which is conducted by the PU Examination board, Karnataka State. Physical, Chemistry & Biology can be optional subjects. Or the applicant should have passed any other examination which is recognized as equivalent to it by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. OR the candidates should have passed the BSc examination of Bangalore University or any other university provided that they have passed the examination with at least any three of the following courses: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
    2. The applicants must have secured at least 50% marks in all the science subjects combined with the qualifying examination and CET/COMED-K. The OBC-3A category and SC/ST students of Karnataka must have secured 40% of the total marks.
    3. The lower age limit is of 17 years on the 31st December of the year of admission.
    4. 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.
  • An Eligibility Certificate from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
  • A Student Visa.
  • A Residential Certificate.
5. The selection of candidates is solely based on the Common Entrance Exam (CET), which is conducted by the Karnataka Government once a year, OR on the COMED-K, which is conducted by the Consortium of Pvt. Medical Colleges of Karnataka once a year for all the students from the state and country. 6. The total number of seats available is 150, among which 60 seats (40%) are to be filled by the CET examination result for the domicile of Karnataka only. 60 seats (40%) are to be filled by the COMED-K examination results. Both of these admissions will be based entirely on merit. Out of the remaining, 22 seats (15%) are for the NRI students and 8 seats (5%) are for the institutional preference.

2. Postgraduate:

    1. The applicant seeking admission to any of the postgraduate programs should pass the PGET conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and COMED-K College.
    2. The applicant applying for the Postgraduate programs should have passed the MBBS examination from a recognized Medical college that is affiliated to any University recognized by the MCI.
    3. The applicants must have completed a year of Compulsory Rotating Internship in a Medical institute recognized by the MCI.
    4. The applicant must have registered their MBBS degree with their respective State Medical Council.
    5. The selection of applicants will be solely on the merit basis of the rank list of the entrance test.

Tuition Fees

1. Undergraduate (MBBS):

Category Fee (INR)
CET seats 77,500 (per annum)
COMED-K seats 5,75,000 (per annum)
Miscellaneous 32,050

2. Postgraduate:

Category   Fee (INR)
Pre-Clinical Management/COMED-K 85,500
CET seats 61,500
Para Clinical (degree & diploma) Management/COMED-K 1,61,500
CET seats 1,11,500
Clinical (degree) Management/COMED-K 6,11,500
CET seats 4,11,500
Clinical (diploma) Management/COMED-K 4,66,500
CET seats 3,11,500
Other Fee   3,430

Application Process

Candidates seeking admission in different degree and diploma programs offered by Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) should register and appear in the respective exams. To apply for the Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS), the candidate should follow the following steps:
  1. Visit the institute to obtain their prospectus along with the application form by paying the application fee.
  2. Fill in the form very carefully and mention the courses one is seeking to get admitted to.
  3. Attach the required documents with the form.
  4. Submit the completed form to the admissions office.

Required Documents

The following documents (as required by the candidate’s chosen degree) are to be attached with the application form:
  1. Metric and 10+2 marks sheet and passing certificate.
  2. Bachelor’s degree and mark sheet.
  3. Entrance exam admits card and scorecard.
  4. MBBS mark sheet and degree.
  5. Migration Certificate.
  6. Character Certificate.
  7. Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  8. Registration as a Medical Practitioner.

Important Dates

These dates are according to the year 2018:
Entry Test Name Application Start Date Application End Date Exam Date
NEET February 8 March 12 May 6
NEET PG September 26 November 27 January 7
COMED-K UGET January 16 May 13


Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences believes in providing its students with the inimitable facilities, to give them an environment that is comprised of not just the basic necessities but the finest ones to turn them into the best physicians. Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) believes that their students have an important role to play in the future as the member of society, thus giving them the first-rate experience is Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS)’ one of the most important goals. The Institute offers the best infrastructural facilities to improve the quality of education it provides. It boasts well-equipped labs, classrooms, internet access along many more.

1. Library:

The Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) library was established in 1981, right when the college was functional. With every year, the library makes steady progress hence it has grown into a collection of 21,500 Medical Books and 10,150 bound volumes with a subscription to 145 periodicals yearly on a variety of medical subjects. A library is also located in the hospital complex for the needs of the clinical department. This library comprises a seating capacity of 100 people and 4,600 books. Both the central and hospital libraries contain a digital library with modern internet facilities and reading rooms to enable students to bring in their own material and read in a bit more privacy. In addition to these two libraries, all the departments have a library of their own with all these facilities. The Central Library Sections The central library is the biggest Library at Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and it contains the following sections:
      1. Staff reading room.
      2. PG reading room.
      3. Interns reading room.
      4. Rooms for librarians and other staff.
      5. Microfilm reading, Video, and audio LC D. Projector room.
      6. Current periodicals room.
      7. The back volume of periodicals room.
      8. Reprography room. (Xerox).
      9. Air-conditioned computer room with Medlar & internet facility.
      10. Undergraduate Section.
      11. Own book reading room.
Library Facilities Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Library provides the following services:
      1. Reference Section – Latest editions of books & newly arrived periodicals are arranged subject-wise and made available to be read in library premises.
      2. Home Lending – Older editions of books and journals which are one month old are issued for home reading to staff and post-graduate students.
      3. Audio-visual facility – A separate section having audio-visual ( L.C.D projectors) equipment is made available for students and staff.
      4. Photocopying facility – Available to all on payment.
      5. InterLibrary Loan – Reciprocal arrangement for sharing the resources of the libraries in Bangalore is made available to students and staff of the Institute.
      6. Computer Search for holdings in the library – A database of all the books and bound volumes has been prepared and can be searched from any terminal on LAN within the Library.
      7. Medline database Search on CD-ROM- Readers can search Medline from 1966 onwards from two terminals. The current (1998) disc of Medline is kept for searching information free of charge for all members of the Institution.
      8. Internet Search & E-mail facility search.
      9. Book-Bank facility – Books are issued to undergraduate students from lower socio-economic strata for one year for study at home.
Library Services Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) library provides its users with the following services: a.    Document Circulation Service: Requisitioned books are issued to postgraduate research scholars and faculty members. The library does not lend books to undergraduate students for home. Xerox copy of journals is allowed. Audio-visual materials and CDs are for hours use only. b.    Reference Service: Reference Service is a personal aid provided to the user by the library staff in interpreting library collection for study and research. The Library staff assists users to locate the needed information from the available information resources. On the basis of the collection, the library provides services to its users. c.    Photocopy Service: Through this service, the library provides photocopies of articles from journals and books to the users as, and when requested further users can also send and receive Fax messages from the library. d.   Current Awareness Services: The library has used four main ways to help health sciences professionals keep abreast of the latest information.
  • Telephone call
  • Displays of new books and journals
  • Productions of library publications, i.e. new acquisition list
  • EPAC access related to library resources anywhere in the campus
  • Book exhibitions by major publishers.
e.    Audio-Visual Services Through this service library provides audio and video cassettes CD’s slides of teaching programs, in the A.V. Room f.    Inter-Library Loan Services The library helps to obtain books from other medical colleges in Bangalore. g.    Computers Services The computer lab of the library offers the following computer services to users
  • Internet browsing and online journal access.
  • Facilities for preparing presentation materials such as slides, transparencies, and color scanning
  • Assisting the students and faculty members for editing projects/thesis, data analysis, setting the file to the required quality of print and printing.
  • Color scanning CD writing, with laser printing and DOT matrix printing.
h.   CD-ROM Service The CD-ROM collection of the library contains bibliographical databases, Full-text databases, and ADAM Comprehensive CD. The bibliographical databases include MEDLINE on Silver Platter. Full-text databases include a back volume of medical journals, articles, medical yearbooks, review articles, textbooks, etc. i.     MEDLINE on Silver Platter: Medline on the Silver platter is the USA National Library on Medline’s bibliographical database covering the fields of medicine and pre-clinical sciences. The MEDLINE databases contain all citations published in index Medicus, as well as citations published in the international 4600 biomedical journals in 70 languages, are covered by MEDLINE. MEDLINE is an efficient time saving comprehensive literature search which can be easily and conveniently used by professionals without any background in the library or computer sciences. Monthly updates are provided, MEDLINE on Silver Platter covers the years 1966 to 2000. j.     HELINET Service from RGUHS: Consortium for sharing information resources and subscribing to e-journals is provided. RGUHS subscribes around 300 high-quality journals in e-versions.

2. Cafeteria:

Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has three cafeterias inside the campus to boast. The cafeteria at the hospital as well as the one at the college is equipped with enough seating capacity for both the students and the staff. They have modern kitchen equipment and they serve good quality, healthy, fresh, and hygienic food at reasonable prices.

3. Sports and Gym:

The college offers a fully equipped health club with a 10 Station Multi-Gym, two Tread Mills, Steppers, and a Trained Instructor. The Health Club is open to all students of Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Indoor Games like Chess, Carom, and Table tennis are also available. The college is hoping for a New Sports Complex which will house two Synthetic Tennis Courts, Basketball and Volleyball Courts, and an Amphitheatre.

4. Co-operative Society:

The institute has a cooperative society that is there to meet the needs of students’ and staff’s books, stationery, and other requirements at concessional rates. Every student and faculty at Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is a shareholder of this society. Its aim is to enable students that are far from home and cannot afford books at their original rates, to buy books at lower rates, keeping things positive for them in the study environment.

5. Medical Insurance:

Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is concerned with the well-being of its students, and thus provides medical insurance. Since 2009 onwards, the students have been able to get medical insurance along with insurance. The insurance is covered by the United India Insurance Company.

6. Sports and Cultural Activity:

The institute hopes for the overall growth and development of students along with their personality. It believes that along with studies, extracurricular activities also play an important role in the development of a person. They are also necessary to help relax an individual’s mind hence helping them in studying better with a fresh mind. Thus every year, a college day is celebrated with cultural activities. The activities include music, dance, drama, fashion show, and different competitions. The college also hosts an annual sports and culture day too. For this purpose, the big playgrounds and the training facility in Badminton, Volleyball, and Basketball are used. There is also a separate gymnasium for girls and boys.

7. Hostel Facility:

Outstation students are very concerned about finding a safe and comfortable boarding place. For these students, Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) offers an on-campus hostel facility. There are two hostels currently present, one for boys and one for girls. They are located in the Institute Campus. Hostels altogether have 212 rooms. The rooms are clean and tidy. Every hostel has a warden and Student Welfare Officers who look after the students and the hostel. The hostels are kept in great condition with regular maintenance. They also provide students with high quality and hygienic food at very reasonable prices. They serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. There is the clock vigil provided through a professional security agency and the visitors are screened and allowed inside. There is a manager in the hostel to attend to the problems of the inmates. There are general control and discipline in the hostel and the inmates are not allowed to be away unauthorized in the night hours. There is a guest room facility in the hostel for visiting parents of students to stay for a short duration.  There is an internet facility with a broadband connection in the hostel. There is also their own book reading room facility. The current monthly charge per person for both the hostels is about INR.2,000/- which includes food and accommodation.  At the time of admission an amount of INR. 27,500/- is charged, of which INR.15,000/- is refundable at the time of leaving the hostel.

After Getting Admitted into Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS)

Making it into a medical college is known as one of the toughest things to do, let alone getting admitted into a meritorious institute like Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS). Being one of the top institutes in Bangalore, Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) offers the best education and practice to its students. If you get into Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) then you are definitely one of those intelligent and hardworking people who deserve their talents to be groomed by the great faculty members at Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS). So congratulations on making it this far! But the hard work is not over yet. Life at a Medical College comes with many challenges, and to face these challenges a few tips have been given below:

1. Managing Time:

The hardest thing to do at not just a medical college but at any university is managing time. If you don’t get to it in your first few days, you will have to face a lot of extra hardships later on. To avoid that, in the first few days at your college, take note of how things work, what processes are followed, and what goes where, etc. Once you get the gist of it all, make a rough schedule. Compartmentalize your work. Assign a time to each task and try to complete it in the assigned time. The more you keep on your schedule the easier things will get. Next, you should get used to making a daily to-do list. All the homework, assignment, or any other task that you get, should go into that to-do list with a due date. Use applications to set reminders to help you complete your work before the due date. What is even better is that you don’t leave the tasks to the last minute. Procrastination will have to wait. Getting to your tasks as soon as possible will help save you from a lot of future trouble. Keeping a list of all the tasks with their due dates and following a schedule regularly will make sure that you never miss a deadline.

2. Self-Study:

Conditions will not always be favorable in life and hence not always at your college too. College life sometimes even gets to the best of students, who then find themselves frustrated and unable to continue. Some things are not under a person’s control so make sure that you give your all to the things that you can control. A lot of times, only attending lectures is not enough. Suppose, for one course, you end up with a lecturer whose methods of teaching do not resonate with your methods of learning. Even though you attend each and every class, you still have trouble understanding the lectures. In that case, what you have to do is ask around for help while that knowledge is still fresh in your mind. Ask a fellow classmate or a friend to explain it to you. If not ask the CR or the TA to help but do not leave things on the last minute. What has been proven to help students the most is group studying. With your group of friends, set aside time for group study sessions at least once a week if not every other day. Don’t hesitate from asking for help and don’t hesitate from helping someone else out either. Teaching others can actually help you too in memorizing things. If one desires, he can find out several ways to help himself.

3. Dr. Najeeb Lectures:

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4. Reward Yourself:

From the tough competition, rigorous studying, constant exams, and all that hard work, it is necessary for you to take some time out for yourself. Self-care is very important if you wish to succeed at anything in life. So to relax and take some time off from all the hard work, it is required that you ease your mind. Find a hobby or anything that would qualify as extracurricular and take out some time from your busy schedule for this. You need to reward yourself for your continuous hardships. Apart from that, it will help you have a fresh mind when you go back to your work so maybe you could learn better or come up with more creative things (whatever is required).

5. Managing people:

When it comes to people management, it is required that you stay attentive from day one. Notice the people around you and pick your friends carefully. Avoid conflicts; if you do end up in one try resolving it as soon as possible because it would be advantageous in the long run. Try to be a little sharp-minded and keep yourself from getting exploited. Help out others, this way you can make more allies than enemies and they could end up helping you in your time of need.

6. Clinical Learning:

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 depend upon the way you spend your time in school. Keep in mind that whatever you learn is not to 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. 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! For more information, please visit their official website.


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