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Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal, Karnataka was established as the first self-financing private medical college in India. June 30, 1953 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the development of medical education in India. This eventful day saw the forming of Kasturba Medical College. Founded by Dr. T. M. A. Pai, KMC is also India’s first private medical college. Kasturba’s entry into the domain of medical education was on a new philosophy. Higher education was now offered as a co-operative venture.

Kasturba began as an experiment. The success of this experiment gave Kasturba the distinction of becoming a hallmark in medical education. Helping position Manipal among the frontline educational complexes in the country.

Kasturba’s maiden affiliation to Karnataka University and recognition of the first batch of doctors by the Indian Medical Council combined with that of the British Medical Council stand testimony to the quality of education at Manipal. This premier medical institution continues to be on an excellent track. Reason enough for Kasturba to attract students from all parts of India. Reinforcing this credibility is students converging on Manipal from 27 countries.

Making Indian pride fly higher: The faculty aid facilities at Kasturba managed by the Dr. T M A Pai Foundation can be compared among the best around the world, Massive libraries, hostels, play grounds, swimming pools and the 1700 bed super speciality Kasturba Hospital all add up to make Kasturba Medical College stand out of the crowd. It is excellence all the way. The State having seen the success of medical education at Manipal has permitted opening of other institutions across the country for similar purposes. That’s echoing Manipal.

Kasturba’s rural background has proved godsend. Large parts of South Kanara and nearby districts enjoy good health. Additions to the Dr. T.M.A. Pai Foundation network is the Kasturba Medical College at Mangalore. 63 Kms away from Manipal, the port town Mangalore is enriched in medical care through the Kasturba Medical College & Hospitals care of the Manipal repute.

Programs offered at Kasturba Medical College

M.B.B.S, M.D, M.S ,MSc., M.Phil, D.M, Diploma Programme, Phd. , MCh.

Getting into Kasturba Medical College- Admissions

For MBBS program- NEET

Candidates seeking admission to KMC must qualify National Eligibility Cum Entrance (NEET 2017) conducted by CBSE. Admission is based upon the rank obtained by candidate in the said exam. Additionally, it is necessary for a candidate to score a minimum of 50% aggregate in NEET 2017 to become eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS programs.

Eligibility criteria KMC

Eligibility to apply for KMC MBBS exam 2017

  • Candidates applying to MBBS program at KMC must be Indian Nationals, Foreign nationals must have OCI/PIO cards.
  • Candidates must be born on or before on or before 31.12.2000.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent, A level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together.


Supreme Court of India had ordered to scrap all state CET exams for the MBBS entrance last year. The states are supposed to hold only Single Exam – NEET from now on.

NEET will be conducted in an offline mode (pen and paper based) at various centres across the country. The question paper will be available in different languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu.

Examination pattern

The question paper will comprise of 180 questions. Questions will be of MCQ type with each question having four options to choose from. The duration of exam will be three hours.
The question papers will be composed of four sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

NEET Syllabus

The questions to be asked in NEET 2017 exam will be based upon the topics and chapters from Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany taught in 10+2 level at school. The NEET syllabus is prepared after reviewing various state syllabi as well as those prepared by the CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.

MBBS Fees at Kasturba Medical College

Couse Fee:4555000

Caution Money: Rs 10,000

Notable alumni Kasturba Medical College

  • Devi Shetty
    Chairman and Founder of Narayana Health
  • Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
    Malaysian orthopaedic surgeon and the first Malaysian astronaut
  • Annapoorna Kini
    American Cardiologist

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