There are 19 government medical colleges in Karnataka affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

The university conducts common entrance test every year for the MBBS Colleges and the admissions are done by entrance examination and centralized counseling.

There are 1350 UG and 587 PG seats available for admission in the government-run institutions in Karnataka.

The students after passing out of these 19 government medical colleges of Karnataka are awarded degrees that are recognized by MCI.

List of Government Medical Colleges in Karnataka

Out of the list of 19 institutions in Karnataka, 11 are situated in the main city of Bangalore with one institution having UG & PG seats and the remaining 8 institutions having only PG seats.

“The remaining institutions are spread across Karnataka in the important places like Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur and Shimoga.”

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Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute is one the oldest and the most prestigious institution in Bangalore, came into existence in the year 1955.

“This institution consists of 250 UG and 212 PG seats, more than any other government medical colleges in Karnataka.”

Government Medical Colleges with only PG Courses

The other 9 government medical colleges in Bangalore with only PG courses are:

  • Command Airforce Hospital,
  • ESI-PGIMSR, ESI-Hospital,
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health,
  • Institute of Aerospace Medicine Indian Air Force,
  • Institute of Nephro-Urology,
  • Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology,
  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences and
  • Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.

There are no MBBS Course available in these 9 institutions, but only PG (Post Graduate) and higher education courses.

Oldest Government MBBS College in Karnataka

The oldest MBBS institution in Karnataka is in Mysore existing from the year 1924. The name of the institution itself is “Government Medical College” The institution consists of 150 UG and 122 PG seats.

“This institution is prestigious since its start in Mysore in the year 1924.”

Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli

In the year 1957 in the town of Hubli, a government MBBS institution by the name of “Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences” was incepted.  There are 150 UG and 118 PG seats.

“This institution is the pride of the town of Hubli since its start in the year 1957.”

Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary

Bellary, a well-known place in Karnataka has the presence of a noted MBBS institution by the name of “Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences” since 1961 consisting of 100 in UG and 72 seats in PG.

“The inhabitants in Bellary are proud of its existence and visit the attached hospital for their check-ups and treatment.”

Government MBBS Colleges in Belgaum, Hassan & Mandhya

In the year 2006, 3 government colleges came into existence.  The name of the institution in Belgaum is “Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences” and has 100 UG and 18 PG seats. The institution in Hassan is called “Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences” having 100 seats in UG and 2 in PG. The 3rd institution is “Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences” with 100 UG and 2 PG seats.

“All of these MBBS institutions are named after the places where they are located in Belgaum, Hassan and Mandya.”

Government Medical Colleges in Bidar, Raichur & Shimoga

Again the following year of 2007, three more important places in Karnataka namely Bidar, Raichur and Shimoga became fortunate to incept 3 government MBBS institutions named after their towns. “Bidar Institute of Medical Science” in Bidar and “Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences” in Raichur both having 100 UG & 6 PG seats, then we have “Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences” in Shimoga with 100 UG & 10 PG seats.

“All of these MBBS institutions are named after the places where they are located in Bidar, Raichur and Shimoga.”

Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College

This is a new MBBS institution at Bangalore permitted by MCI. The institution has  100 UG seats available to the aspirants from Karnataka for admission from this academic year 2012-13.

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