Karnataka is a southern state with 43 private medical colleges. The number of students who attends the NEET examination from Karnataka is over 1.9 lakh. The state is famous for its rich culture and traditions. The capital city Bengaluru is famous for its vast number of IT companies. The city is known as the IT hub of India. Here in this blog let’s read about the top 10 private medical colleges in Karnataka.

1. KMC Mangalore – Kasturba Medical College

KMC Mangalore - Kasturba Medical College
KMC Mangalore – Kasturba Medical College

Mangalore’s Kasturba Medical College (KMC) was founded in 1955. It is a component of MAHE, Manipal, which was founded by Dr TMA Pai. It was recognised by the Medical Council of India in 1958. It was quickly acknowledged by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, the Malaysian Medical Council, and the Australian Medical Council. It has acquired full certification from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) in December 2011 and It was India’s first self-financing medical college.

Courses Offered

Courses DurationNo. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years250
MD General Medicine3 Years22
MD Pathology3 Years13
MD Paediatrics3 Years11
MD Anesthesiology3 Years10
MS General Surgery3 Years10
MS Obstetrics and Gynecology3 Years10
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years9
MD Microbiology3 Years8
MD Biochemistry3 Years6
MS Orthopedics3 Years6
MD Physiology3 Years5
MS Ophthalmology3 Years5
PG Diploma in Anesthesiology2 Years5
PG Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology2 Years5
PG Diploma in Orthopedics2 Years5
MD Anatomy3 Years4
MS ENT3 Years4
MD Pharmacology 3 Years 3
PG Diploma in Venereology and Leprosy2 Years3
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy3 Years1
PG Diploma in Ophthalmology2 Years1
PG Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology2 Years1
M.Sc Anatomy2 Years
M.Sc Biochemistry 2 Years
M.Sc Microbiology 2 Years
M.Sc Pharmacology 2 Years
M.Sc Physiology 2 Years
MD Community Medicine3 Years

Website: https://manipal.edu/kmc-mangalore.html

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

2. St Johns Medical College, Bangalore

St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences (SJNAHS) is a private, self-supporting institution. The CBCI built St. John’s Medical College in Bengaluru in 1963 intending to teach healthcare personnel. The institution spread 132 acres of land.

St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
St Johns Medical College, Bangalore

Courses Offered

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years150
BPT4.5 Years40
MHA2 Years30
B.Sc Medical Imaging Technology3.5 Years20
B.Sc Medical Lab Technology3.5 Years20
B.Sc Renal Dialysis Technology3.5 Years20
MD General Medicine3 Years15
B.Sc Anaesthesia Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Operation Theatre Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Radiotherapy Technology3.5 Years10
M.Sc MLT Clinical Biochemistry2 Years 10
M.Sc MLT Haematology and Transfusion Medicine 2 Years 10
M.Sc MLT Microbiology and Immunology2 Years10
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years9
MD Community Medicine 3 Years 8
MD Pathology3 Years8
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years8
MD Paediatrics3 Years7
B.Sc Perfusion Technology3.5 Years5
MD Psychiatry3 Years5
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years5
MS General Surgery3 Years5
BPT Lateral Entry4.5 Years4
MD Anatomy4.5 Years4
MD Biochemistry3 Years4
MD Microbiology3 Years4
MD Pharmacology3 Years4
MD Physiology3 Years4
MS Orthopaedics3 Years4
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy3 Years3
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years3
MD Family Medicine 3 Years 3
MS ENT 3 Years 3
MS Ophthalmology 3 Years 3
B.Sc Medical Imaging Technology Lateral Entry2.5 Years2
B.Sc Medical Lab Technology Lateral Entry2.5 Years2
B.Sc Renal Dialysis Technology Lateral Entry2.5 Years2
DM Critical Care3 Years2
DM Neurology3 Years2
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery3 Years2
M.Ch Plastic Surgery3 Years2
MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 3 Years 2
MD Radiation Oncology 3 Years 2
B.Sc Anaesthesia Technology Lateral Entry2.5 Years1
B.Sc Operation Theatre Technology Lateral Entry2.5 Years1
B.Sc Radiotherapy Technology Lateral Entry2.5 Years1
DM Cardiology 3 Years1
DM Endocrinology3 Years1
DM Gastroenterology3 Years1
DM Neonatology3 Years1
DM Nephrology3 Years1
DM Paediatric Nephrology3 Years1
DM Pulmonary Medicine3 Years1
M.Ch Gynecological Oncology3 Years1
M.Ch Neurosurgery3 Years1
M.Ch Surgical Oncology3 Years1
M.Ch Urology3 Years1
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years1
MD Transfusion Medicine3 Years1
Diploma in Ophthalmology2 Years

Website: https://www.stjohns.in/home

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

3. MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

The MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, was established in 1979 and is located in M S Ramaiah Nagar in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is affiliated with Karnataka’s Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and is accredited by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Courses Offered

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years150
BPT4.5 Years40
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years12
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years 10
MD General Medicine3 Years9
MS Orthopaedics3 Years9
MD Pathology3 Years8
MS General Surgery3 Years8
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years7
Diploma in Child Health2 Years6
Diploma in Orthopaedics2 Years6
Diploma in Anesthesiology2 Years5
MD Anatomy3 Years4
MD Biochemistry3 Years4
MD Community Medicine3 Years4
MD Paediatrics3 Years4
MD Pharmacology 3 Years 4
MD Physiology3 Years4
MPT Cardio-Respiratory Disorders2 Years4
MPT Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports2 Years4
MPT Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders2 Years4
MPT Paediatric Physiotherapy2 Years4
MS ENT3 Years4
MS Ophthalmology3 Years4
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology2 Years3
DM Endocrinology3 Years3
M.Ch Urology3 Years3
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy3 Years3
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years3
MD Microbiology3 Years3
MD Radiotherapy3 Years3
Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy2 Years2
Diploma in Ophthalmology2 Years2
Diploma in Radiodiagnosis2 Years 2
DM Cardiology3 Years2
DM Gastroenterology3 Years2
DM Nephrology3 Years2
DM Neurology3 Years2
DM Oncology 3 Years 2
Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine2 Years2
Fellowship in Perinatal Medicine1 Year2
M.Ch Neurosurgery3 Years2
M.Ch Vascular Surgery3 Years2
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years2
MPT Community Physiotherapy2 Years2
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery3 Years1
M.Ch Plastic Surgery3 Years1
MD Psychiatry3 Years1
MD Respiratory Medicine3 Years1
PhD Community Medicine6 Years
PhD Microbiology6 Years
PhD Pathology6 Years
PhD Physiology6 Years

Website: https://msrmc.ac.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

4. Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore

The Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre is a prominent medical institute that provides truly global education and health care services. The institute’s mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, integrated medical education that incorporates innovative ideas regarding modern technology and research.

Courses Offered

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years250
B.Sc Cardiac Care Technology3.5 Years20
B.Sc Perfusion Technology3.5 Years20
B.Sc Radiotherapy Technology3.5 Years20
MS General Surgery3 Years12
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years12
B.Sc Anaesthesia Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Medical Imaging Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Neuro Science Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Operation Theatre Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Renal Dialysis Technology3.5 Years10
B.Sc Respiratory Care Technology3.5 Years10
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years10
MS Orthopaedics3 Years10
MD General Medicine3 Years9
MD Paediatrics3 Years8
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years7
DM Oncology3 Years5
M.Ch Surgical Oncology3 Years5
M.Sc Echo Cardiography2 Years5
M.Sc Psycho-Social Rehabilitation2 Years5
M.Sc Radiation Physics2 Years5
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy3 Years5
MD Radiotherapy3 Years5
MS Ophthalmology3 Years5
MD Biochemistry3 Years4
MD Microbiology3 Years4
MD Pathology3 Years4
MD Pharmacology3 Years4
MS ENT3 Years4
DM Cardiology3 Years3
MD Community Medicine3 Years3
MD Forensic Medicine 3 Years  3
MD Hospital Administration3 Years3
MD Physiology3 Years3
MD Psychiatry3 Years3
MS Anatomy3 Years3
DM Endocrinology3 Years2
DM Gastroenterology3 Years2
DM Neurology3 Years2
M.Ch Neuro Surgery3 Years2
M.Ch Plastic Surgery3 Years2
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years2
MD Pulmonary Medicine3 Years2
M.Ch Cardio-Thoracic Surgery3 Years1
M.Ch Urology3 Years1

Website: https://www.vims.ac.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

5. Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore

The Vokkaligara Sangha founded the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in 1980. On September 2, 1979, the Vokkaligara Sangha made a formal resolution to establish a Medical College in the academic year 1980-81 and applied to the Registrar of Bangalore University for authorization. Shri R Gundu Rao, the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, laid the foundation stone of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital in the premises of the Sangha on November 30, 1980, and announced the grant of vacant land in Banashankari to be used for the construction of college buildings and hostels. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is affiliated with the college.

Courses Offered

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years150
MD General Medicine3 Years10
MS General Surgery3 Years 10
MD Paediatrics3 Years9
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years8
MD Pathology3 Years7
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years7
MD Community Medicine3 Years6
MD Pharmacology3 Years6
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years6
MS Orthopaedics3 Years6
MD Anatomy3 Years5
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy3 Years5
MD Microbiology3 Years5
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years4
MS Ophthalmology3 Years4
MS ENT3 Years3
MD Biochemistry3 Years2
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years2
MD Physiology3 Years 2
MD Psychiatry3 Years2
MD Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases3 Years2

Website: http://www.kimsbangalore.edu.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

6. JNMC Belgaum – Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

JNMC Belgaum - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
JNMC Belgaum – Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College is KLE University’s constituent medical school. It is situated in the Karnataka state of Belgaum. Previously, the college was affiliated with the state unitary Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The college is accredited by the Medical Council of India, the Malaysian Medical Council, and is listed in the World Health Organization’s World Directory of Medical Schools.

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years200
MD General Medicine3 Years21
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years20
MD Paediatrics3 Years20
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years19
MS General Surgery3 Years18
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years15
MD Pathology3 Years13
MS ENT3 Years13
Diploma in Ophthalmology2 Years10
MD Community Medicine3 Years10
MS Orthopaedics3 Years10
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years6
DM Cardiology3 Years5
M.Ch Urology3 Years5
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy3 Years5
MD Psychiatry3 Years5
MD Pulmonary Medicine3 Years5
MS Ophthalmology3 Years5
DM Neurology3 Years4
M.Ch Plastic Surgery3 Years4
MD Anatomy3 Years4
MD Microbiology3 Years4
MD Pharmacology3 Years4
MD Physiology3 Years4
DM Gastroenterology3 Years3
DM Nephrology3 Years3
M.Ch Neurosurgery3 Years3
MD Biochemistry3 Years3
M.Ch Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery3 Years2
DM Cardiac Anaesthesia3 Years1
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery 3 Years 1
M.Ch Surgical Oncology 3 Years

Website: https://jnmc.edu/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

7. Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore

Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore
Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore

Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College (BRAMC) was founded in Bangalore in 1981. Ananda Social and Educational Trust in Bangalore runs this Medical College. This Educational Trust has extensive experience in the field of medical education, This college is affiliated with Karnataka’s Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is accredited by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Courses offered

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years100
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years10
MD General Medicine3 Years9
MS General Surgery3 Years7
MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years6
MD Paediatrics3 Years5
MD Pathology3 Years5
MS Ophthalmology3 Years5
MS Orthopaedics3 Years5
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy3 Years4
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years4
MS ENT3 Years4
MD Pharmacology3 Years3
MD Microbiology3 Years2
Diploma in Child Health2 Years1
MD Anatomy3 Years1
MD Biochemistry3 Years1
MD Community Medicine3 Years1
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years1
MD Physiology 3 Years

Website: https://bramc.edu.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

8. JJM Medical College, Davangere

JJM Medical College, Davangere
JJM Medical College, Davangere

Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), Davangere is one of the finest institutes founded in 1965 by the Bapuji Educational Association with the agreement and permission of the Government of Karnataka. This school was established with the goal of developing trained healthcare staff to meet the requirements of the local people.

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS 5.5 Years245
MD Pathology3 Years22
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years21
MD Paediatrics3 Years17
MD General Medicine3 Years16
MD Radio Diagnosis and Radiology3 Years15
MS Orthopaedics 3 Years 15
MS General Surgery3 Years14
MS Ophthalmology3 Years12
MS ENT3 Years11
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy3 Years10
MD Biochemistry3 Years8
MD Physiology3 Years7
MD Anatomy3 Years 6
MD Microbiology3 Years6
MD Pharmacology3 Years6
MD Community Medicine3 Years4
MD Psychiatry3 Years 4
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years3
MD Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases3 Years3
Diploma in Forensic Medicine2 Years2
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years2

Website: https://www.jjmmc.org/index.php

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

9. JSS Medical College, Mysore

JSS Medical College, Mysore
JSS Medical College, Mysore

JSS Medical College, Mysuru, was established in 1984-85 to provide medical science education (MBBS). The Medical Council of India recognises it, and it was associated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore, from 1995 to 1996. From 28-05-2008, it has been a constituent college of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (formerly known as JSS University), which was created under Section-3 of the UGC Act.

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years200
B.Sc Forensic Science3 Years25
B.Sc Imaging Technology4 Years20
B.Sc Medical Genetics3 Years20
M.Sc Clinical Psychology2 Years20
M.Sc Medical Biochemistry2 Years20
M.Sc Medical Microbiology2 Years20
B.Sc Medical Lab Technology4 Years16
MS General Surgery3 Years16
B.Sc Anesthesia and Operation Theater Technology4 Years15
B.Sc Emergency Medicine Technology 4 Years15
B.Sc Operation Theatre Technology4 Years15
MD General Medicine3 Years14
B.Sc Respiratory Care Technology4 Years12
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy4.5 Years12
B.Sc Cardiac Care Technology4 Years10
B.Sc Perfusion Technology4 Years10
B.Sc Renal Dialysis Technology4 Years10
M.Phil Clinical Psychology2 Years10
M.Sc Clinical Embryology2 Years10
M.Sc Medical Genetics and Genomics2 Years10
MPH2 Years10
MD Paediatrics3 Years9
MD Anesthesiology3 Years8
MD Pathology3 Years8
MS Obstetrics and Gynecology3 Years8
B.Sc Optometry4 Years7
B.Sc Physician Assistant4 Years6
M.Phil Psychiatric Social Work2 Years6
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy3 Years6
MS Orthopedics3 Years6
PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology2 Years6
PG Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology2 Years6
PG Diploma in Orthopedics2 Years6
M.Sc Medical Anatomy 2 Years5
M.Sc Medical Pharmacology2 Years5
M.Sc Medical Physiology2 Years5
MD Radiodiagnosis3 Years5
MD Anatomy3 Years4
MD Community Medicine3 Years4
MD Microbiology3 Years4
MD Pharmacology3 Years4
MD Physiology3 Years4
MS ENT3 Years4
MS Ophthalmology3 Years4
PG Diploma in Anesthesiology2 Years4
MD Biochemistry3 Years 3
MD Forensic Medicine and Toxicology3 Years3
MD Psychiatry3 Years 3
PG Diploma in Child Health 2 Years 3
DM Nephrology3 Years2
DM Neurology3 Years2
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years 2
MD Hospital Administration3 Years2
MD TB and Respiratory Medicine3 Years2
PG Diploma in Otolaryngology2 Years2
DM Medical Gastroenterology3 Years1
M.Ch Urology3 Years1
PG Diploma in Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy2 Years1
PG Diploma in Ophthalmology2 Years1
PG Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine2 Years1
PG Diploma in Radiodiagnosis2 Years

Website: https://www.jssuni.edu.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

10. Basaveshwara Medical College, Chitradurga

Basaveshwara Medical College, Chitradurga
Basaveshwara Medical College, Chitradurga

Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Brihanmath’s charity, Sri Basaveshwara Medical College, is well renowned for its social, economic, and educational efforts not only in the state of Karnataka but also throughout India. In 2001-02, SJM Vidyapeetha established the Basaveshwara College of Medicine in Chitradurga district, with the goal of advancing medical education and the development of the region in general. It is the only medical college in the entire district.

Courses Offered

Courses Duration No. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years100
MD General Medicine3 Years 4
MS General Surgery3 Years4
MD Anaesthesiology3 Years3
MD Community Medicine3 Years3
MD Paediatrics3 Years3
MD Pathology3 Years3
MS Anatomy3 Years3
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology3 Years3
MS Ophthalmology3 Years
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy3 Years2
MD Forensic Medicine3 Years2
MD Radio Diagnosis3 Years2
MS ENT3 Years2
MS Orthopaedics3 Years2
MD Biochemistry3 Years1

Website: https://bmchchitradurga.org/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of the NEET examination

Other Private Medical Colleges in Karnataka

  1. St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  2. Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar
  3. Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur
  4. Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore
  5. Father Muller Institute of Medical Education and Research, Mangalore
  6. BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
  7. Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  8. AJ Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore
  9. Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
  10. MRMC Gulbarga – Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College
  11. Khaja Bandanawaz Institute of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga
  12. S Nijalingappa Medical College and HSK Hospital and Research Centre, Bagalkot
  13. MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital, Hoskote
  14. East Point College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
  15. Navodaya Medical College, Raichur
  16. The Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore
  17. KSHEMA Mangalore – KS Hegde Medical Academy
  18. SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur
  19. Shri B M Patil Medical College, Vijayapur
  20. Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore
  21. Akash Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Devanahalli
  22. Al-Ameen Medical College, Bijapur
  23. Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga
  24. Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Tumkur
  25. Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Natekal
  26. KVG Medical College, Karunjibag
  27. Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Surathkal
  28. S S Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Jnanashankara
  29. Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, BEML Nagar
  30. Dr Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, Hubli
  31. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, Dharwad
  32. Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College – Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research
  33. Khaja Bandanawaz University, Kalaburagi

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