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Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore was established in 1955. It is a constituent part of MAHE, Manipal founded by Dr. TMA Pai. It got recognition from Medical Council of India in 1958. It was soon recognised by The General Medical Council of Great Britain, The Malaysian Medical Council and The Australian Medical Council. It also received full (AAHRPP) Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs accreditation in Dec 2011—a first in India. It was the first self-financing medical college in India and it was also the first Institution of India who has followed the Public Private Partnership. The college was first affiliated to Karnataka University and later in 1965 to Mysore University, followed by affiliation to Mangalore University in 1980.


  • Department of Anesthesiology

  • Department of Anatomy

  • Department of Audiology

  • Department of Biochemistry

  • Department of Cardiology

  • Department of Community Medicine

  • Department of Dermatology

  • Department of Forensic Medicine

  • Department of Microbiology

  • Department of Neurosurgery

  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Department of Orthopaedics

  • Department of Pathology

  • Department of Pharmacology

  • Department of Physiology

  • Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology

Constituent Hospitals

  • Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore

  • Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore

  • Government Lady Goschen Hospital, Mangalore


KMC has student and faculty exchange and other academic collaborations with the following international universities:

  • University of Missisipi, USA

  • University of Kentucky, USA

  • Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

  • Lille University of Health & Law, France

  • Maastricht University, The Netherlands

  • Vanderbelt University, USA

  • University of Groningen, The Netherlands

  • University of Antwerp, Belgium


  • Anaesthetic Management of Non-Thyroid Surgery in a Hypothyroid Patient

  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia of Root of Nose: A Rare Phenomenon

  • Assessment of menopausal symptoms among women attending various outreach clinics in South Canara District of India

  • Childhood adrenoleukodystrophy – Classic and variant – Review of clinical manifestations and magnetic resonance imaging

  • Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus


Simulation Centre

The Medical Simulation Centre at KMC is a state-of-the-art training and research facility. It is equipped with manikins (anatomical models of the human body, used in teaching, art or medicine) and medical equipment, the centre enables students gain the experience and insights that are best learned in realistic conditions.


KMC has well-equipped Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Biochemistry and Pathology Laboratories. The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has recognized the Microbiology Laboratory as State Reference Laboratory (SRL) for HIV testing.


The Central Library of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore is fully equipped and air conditioned. It has over 36,000 textbooks. The services of the library include Internet and e-learning, Audio-visual services,Computer based work, Reprographic service, Book bank facility, Bibliographic service, Online access to journals and Medline service.


  • Ranked 2nd among Top Private Medical Colleges in India by The Week Magazine, June 2014 Edition

  • Ranked 5th among Top Medical Colleges in India by The Education World Magazine, June 2013 Edition

  • Ranked 8th among Top Medical Colleges in India by The Outlook Magazine, June 2013 Edition

  • Ranked 9th among Top Medical Colleges in India by India Today Magazine, June 2013 Edition

  • Ranked 9th among Top Medical Colleges in India by The Week Magazine, June 2013 Edition