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Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Mangalore, India

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Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Mangalore, India

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Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Mangalore, India

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Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Mangalore, India

Kasturba Medical College Mangalore

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore, opened its doors in January 1955. During the initial years, the students pursued their pre-clinical training in Manipal followed by clinical training at Mangalore, as the state government allowed the use of its hospitals for the clinical training of its students. The Medical Council of India granted recognition to KMC Mangalore in 1958, with the first graduating class. Recognition by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council followed soon. The College is a constituent college of Manipal University (a Deemed University). New courses, faculty research and student amenities have steadily developed over the years. The first College in the private self-financing sector, KMC ranks among the top medical colleges in the country today. Students from 45 countries have graduated from KMC, and the degrees have been recognised worldwide. Post-graduate medical courses were started in the College in 1971. Today, the College offers P. G. Training facilities leading to 26 degrees and diplomas in medical sciences besides Ph. D. in 6 subjects, M. Sc (Medical) degrees in 5 subjects.
KMC Mangalore campus is spread over 30.78 acres of land. The infrastructure facilities in the College are comparable with international standards. It accounts for eleven, spacious air-conditioned lecture halls fitted with modern audio-visual teaching aids including multi-media projectors. KMC Central Library is a modern, fully air-conditioned library with a seating capacity of about 400, with internet facility. The library has over 36,025 books and 20,376 journals. Moreover, the library subscribes to more than 324 journals annually.
The students of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore are accommodated in 13 hostels. Of these six are for ladies. Fully air-conditioned hostels for boys and girls are also available. The campus has ample facilities for sports and games including playgrounds for cricket, hockey, football and courts for tennis, basketball, badminton, and volleyball, a gym and an athletics track. A modern indoor sports complex is present in the campus. An ultra-modern Convention Centre has come up over 4 acres of land namely, Dr TMA Pai International Convention Centre.
On the academic side, a unique advantage for the students in Mangalore campus is that they have exposure to clinical studies in four different hospitals, two of which are run by the State Government.
There has been a strong emphasis on research and this is reflected in the steady increase in the number of publications and grants received. The research activities of the staff have also had a positive impact on the students. Over the years our undergraduate students have taken a keen interest in research which is reflected in the number of Short Term Research Studentship (STS) which are awarded to under-graduates by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Our College has topped the country in number of ICMR STS projects for the last 7 years. Since its inception, this institution has contributed nearly 14,527 medical practitioners to the national pool of doctors and physicians and also to foreign countries including Malaysia, South Africa, U.K. and the U.S.
Further details can be obtained by accessing http://www.manipal.edu/institutions/medicine/kmcmangalore/pages/welcome.aspx

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