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 Institute Bangalore

1955



250

212

2

Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences Belgaum

2006

100

18

3

Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences Bidar

2007

100

6

4

Command Airforce Hospital Bangalore    

34

5

ESI-PGIMSR, ESI-Hospital Bangalore

2010

 

22

6

Govt. Medical College Mysore

1924

150

122

7

Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences Hassan

2006

100

2

8

Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Bangalore    

10

9

Institute of Aerospace Medicine Indian Air Force Bangalore

1957

 

17

10

Institute of Nephro-Urology Bangalore

2009

 

8

11

Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences Hubli

1957

150

118

12

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore    

21

13

Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences Mandya

2006

100

11

14

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences Bangalore  

*

57

15

Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences Raichur

2007

100

6

16

Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences Shimoga

2007

100

10

17

Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Bangalore  

*

41

18

Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary

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