There’s stiff competition for medical seats throughout India and a state like Karnataka is a much sought out place for medical studies. The state has good number of medical and dental institutions. There are a total of 6,305 medical seats available in 50 medical colleges approved by MCI. Whereas the number of dental colleges is 40 in which 3 are run by government. MBBS and BDS admission in Karnataka is strictly based on NEET UG. Candidates who want admission in Karnataka state quota must register themselves for the process through the application form released by KEA. It is necessary to visit the website to keep updated about the next round of events.
What makes a good medical college?
Some points that must be considered while choosing a medical college is given below:
Facilities – A medical college with all-round facilities, from libraries to labs, the college must be equipped with the latest equipment and technology.
Quality of students and lecturers – Students and lecturers are the pillars of a good medical institute. A lecturer who imparts a great deal of knowledge is very important and so is the student who makes use of that knowledge.
Research – A good curriculum is the one that supports research activities. Research practices can increase student involvement and therefore plays an important role in medical education today.
Practical Knowledge – As mentioned earlier, practical knowledge plays a vital role in learning. The college must provide this knowledge sufficiently. Exposure to a wide number of cases will provide a student with first-hand experience.
Apart from the above-mentioned points there are few other points, such as the location of the college, culture, fees, diversity, extracurricular activities that should be considered in selecting the institute.
To rank institutions across India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) launched a framework which ranks the Engineering and Medical colleges across the country considering a set of parameters. The framework is called, NIRF.
What is NIRF?
NIRF - The National Institutional Ranking Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. this framework outlines a methodology to rank college/institutes across the country.
Various factors that influence NIRF
5 parameters that NIRF considers to rank Engineering colleges in India:
Teaching, Learning & Resources – The core activities of the place of learning is determined in this parameter.
Research and Professional Practice – Excellence in teaching, research and learning is checked here.
Graduation Outcomes – This parameter tests the effectiveness of the core teaching/learning.
Outreach and Inclusivity – The parameter search for inclusivity of the institution with special emphasis on the representation of women.
Perception – This parameter gives importance to the perception of the institution.
Top 10 Medical Colleges in Karnataka
|NIRF Rank||College/Institute Name||Place||Website|
|7||Kasturba Medical College||Manipal||https://manipal.edu/kmc|
|12||St. John's Medical College||Bengaluru||http://www.stjohns.in/|
|16||Kasturba Medical College||Mangalore||https://manipal.edu/kmc-mangalore/about-kmc/administration.html|
|17||JSS Medical College||Mysore||https://jssuni.edu.in/JSSWeb/WebHome.aspx|
|27||Ramaiah Medical College||Bengaluru||https://www.msrmc.ac.in/|
|-||Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute||Bengaluru||http://www.bmcri.org/|
|-||Mysore Medical College and Research Institute||Mysore||https://www.mysoremedicalcollege.com/|
|-||Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College||Belgaum||https://jnmc.edu/|
|-||Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences||Bengaluru||http://www.kimsbangalore.edu.in/|
|-||Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research||Kolar||http://sduu.ac.in/|
1. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
Established in 1953 in Manipal, Karnataka, India, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) was the first self-financing medical college in India. The medical degree (MBBS) given by KMC is recognized worldwide, including the General Medical Council, ECFMG, Australian Medical Council and Malaysian Medical Council among several others.
KMC offers UG, PG, Certificate and Super speciality courses. It has 36 departments, anatomy museum, cardiology labs and a simulation lab. The college has been ranked 7th by NIRF for the year 2019.
KMC has exchange programs with Loma Linda University, United States, Operation Eyesight Universal, Canada, Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States and Maastricht University, Netherlands.
Admission to KMC is done through NEET scores and there are no management seats available. The MBBS course at KMC, Manipal is Rs. 5,850,000/-
2. St. John's Medical College (SJMC), Bengaluru
St. John's Medical College is a prestigious private religious minority medical college which is a part of the St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences run by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. It was established in 1963.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council, a Review Committee of the University Grants Commission, has recognized the excellence of St. John's Medical College and Hospital and accorded it with a 5 star grading.
The college annually accepts 150 students for MBBS course through NEET exam. Apart from Medical, the academy also runs a nursing and allied health science college.
The college offers UG, PG, Super specialty and PhD degrees. Out of 100 seats in PG course, 80 are reserved for MD and 20 for diploma course.
SJMC has been ranked 12thby NIRF for the year 2019. Admission for UG courses are done through NEET.
3. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore is a constituent institution of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and it was started in 1955. it has been ranked 2nd among top private medical colleges in India by The Week in 2014.
KMC offers 7 programs which includes – UG, PG, Super speciality, and certificate courses.
Admission to KMC is done through NEET scores and there are no management seats available. The college is associated with 8 international collaborations.
The admission fees for MBBS course is Rs. 5,850,000/- and an additional refundable caution deposit of Rs. 10,000/- must also be paid.
The college has been ranked 16th by NIRF for the year 2019.
4. JSS Medical College (JSSMC), Mysore
JSS Medical College, Mysuru, was started in 1984-85. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India and was affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. It has now become a constituent college of JSS AHER which is among the country's top 5 and world's top 500 universities.
It is one of the first institutions in the country to establish a plastination museum. The college entered into an institutional collaboration agreement with medical fraternity from University of Cincinnati consisting of physicians and biomedical researchers.
JSSMC offers undergraduate course in medicine (M.B.B.S) and postgraduate degree (M.D /M.S) and diploma programmes in 20 medical disciplines.
There are 200 seats for MBBS course which are filled through NEET.
The college has been ranked 17th by NIRF for the year 2019. The MBBS course fees at JSSMC is Rs. 35,80,000/- for 5 years.
5. Ramaiah Medical College (RMC), Bengaluru
The Ramaiah Medical College (RMC) was established in 1979. The College is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Karnataka and is recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
RMC offers MBBS, MD/MS, PG Diploma, DM/M.Ch, PhD courses. The number of MBBS seats offered by the college is 150 per year.
All the seats, including NRI/Management quota, are allotted by merit through online counselling conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority based on NEET scores.
The college has been ranked 27thby NIRF for the year 2019. the course fee for MBBS is Rs. 4.51 lakhs.
6. Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMRCI), Bengaluru
Formerly known as Bangalore Medical College (BMC), the college was established in 1955. It is a medical college run by Government of Karnataka. BMCRI is an autonomous institution under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
The Tele-Medicine unit was started in collaboration with ISRO on the eve of Golden jubilee celebrations and it makes BMCRI the first Government Medical college to provide this facility in the state of Karnataka.
It is attached to 4 teaching hospitals in bengaluru – Victoria hospital, Bowring & Lady Curzon hospitals, Vanivilas Women and Children hospital, Minto Eye hospital and SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
BMRCI offers 250 seats for MBBS course based on NEET score.
Apart from MBBS, the college offers paramedical (420 seats), PG (135 seats), Super speciality (12 seats), Post-doctoral fellowship courses (12 seats).
MBBS course fee at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute is Rs. 9,200 per annum.
7. Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI), Mysore
Formerly known as Mysore Medical College, the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute which is also known as Government Medical College, Mysore is the oldest medical colleges in India. It was founded in 1924 by Sri Krishnarajendra Wodeyar, it is the first medical college to be established in the Karnataka region and the seventh in India. The college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
The hospitals attached to the institute are – K.R. Hospital, Cheluvamba Hospital, P.K.T.B and Chest Diseases Hospital and Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.
MMCRI offers UG and PG courses in various fields. Admissions to undergraduate courses can be gained through the CET (Common Entrance Test) conducted by the Government of Karnataka or through the All India Entrance Examination (NEET).
The tuition fees for MBBS course is Rs. 83,500/-
8. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Belgaum
Established in 1963, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College is a constituent medical school of KLE University. The college is recognized by the Medical Council of India, Malaysian Medical Council, and listed in W.H.O. World Directory of Medical Schools. It has also received funding from Indian Council of Medical Research, World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health, USA.
The college has got experienced faculty who has the distinction of receiving the prestigious B C. Roy National Awards for Eminent Medical Teacher and the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Award.
Accredited ’A’ Grade by NAAC (2nd Cycle) and placed in Category ‘A’ by MHRD (GOI), the college offers UG, PG, Post doctoral, PhD and Super speciality courses.
Several collaborations with ICMR, WHO,NIH, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA, for teaching and research, have vastly enhanced the reputation of the College.
The course fee for MBBS degree and other degrees can be found on the JNMC website.
9. Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bengaluru
Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences is a medical college affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar, Bangalore. It was established in the year 1980.
KIMS is recognized by the Medical Council of India, General Medical Council, United Kingdom, World Health Organization and The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, London.
There are 25 departments and the institute offers UG and PG courses with 150 seats for MBBS degree and 106 seats for PG courses in various fields.
Admission to MBBS is based on NEET score. The seats are divided in to 3 categories – Government (60 Seats), Private (60 Seats), and Management (30 Seats). Fee structure for MBBS is as follows –
Government category – total fees – Rs. 1,67,953/-
Private category – total fees – Rs. 8,41,215/-
Management category – total fees – Rs. 36,55,650/-
10. Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar
Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research was formerly named as Sri Devaraj Urs University. It was established in the year 1986. It was conferred Deemed to be University status in 2007.
The university offers academic programs in Medical and Allied health and Science.
Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust manages the university and it has obtained Accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC, INDIA) and certification by ISO 9001-2000 in the year 2006 for its Medical College.
Admissions to Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses are based on merit obtained in the Entrance Test conducted on an all India basis. 80% of the seats are reserved for General merit candidates. 15% of the seats are reserved for NRI/NRI sponsored and Foreign nationals. 5% of the seats are reserved under institutional preference quota.
The medical course fees at the university is Rs. 567,500/-