Government Medical Colleges in Karnataka.
There are 18 government medical colleges in Karnataka.  All of these medical colleges are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. A common entrance test is conducted every year and the seats are allotted by merit and centralized counseling.

“There are 1250 MBBS seats and 787 PG seats available for admission in the government medical colleges.”

The students after passing out of these 18 government medical colleges are awarded degrees that are recognized by Medical Council of India. Given below is the list of government-run medical colleges in Karnataka:

List of Government Medical Colleges in Karnataka:

The list of government medical colleges in Karnataka are 18 in number located across the state. The list shows 9 medical colleges in Bangalore, and the remaining 9 located in Belgaum, Bidar, Bellary, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur & Shimoga.

S.No.





Name of the Medical College

Location

Year 

MBBS Seats

PG Seats

1

Bangalore Medical College and Research InstituteBangalore

1955

250

212

2

Belgaum Institute of Medical SciencesBelgaum

2006

100

18

3

Bidar Institute of Medical SciencesBidar

2007

100

6

4

Command Airforce HospitalBangalore  

34

5

ESI-PGIMSR, ESI-HospitalBangalore

2010

 

22

6

Govt. Medical CollegeMysore

1924

150

122

7

Hassan Institute of Medical SciencesHassan

2006

100

2

8

Indira Gandhi Institute of Child HealthBangalore  

10

9

Institute of Aerospace Medicine Indian Air ForceBangalore

1957

 

17

10

Institute of Nephro-UrologyBangalore

2009

 

8

11

Karnataka Institute of Medical SciencesHubli

1957

150

118

12

Kidwai Memorial Institute of OncologyBangalore  

21

13

Mandya Institute of Medical SciencesMandya

2006

100

11

14

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro SciencesBangalore 

*

57

15

Raichur Institute of Medical SciencesRaichur

2007

100

6

16

Shimoga Institute of Medical SciencesShimoga

2007

100

10

17

Sri Jayadeva Institute of CardiologyBangalore 

*

41

18

Vijaynagar Institute of Medical SciencesBellary

1961

100

72

KCET for MBBS / PG Courses

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted for the purpose  of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka local candidates to full-time courses of UG / PG in medical colleges within the State of Karnataka.

“Only Karnataka locals are eligible for selection of Government seats in 49 Government, Aided, Private Un-aided Minority / Non-minority medical colleges through KEA.”

The KCET entrance examination is the prerequisite for admission into MBBS / PG Courses offered in the 49 Government / Private medical colleges in the state of Karnataka for the eligible students.

Abbreviations
KCET – Karnataka Common Entrance Test
KEA – Karnataka Examination Authority