Top 10 Best Medical Colleges in Karnataka

Karnataka is an all-rounder state when it comes to education, job opportunities, manufacturing, finance, healthcare and the banking sector. Studying medicine after 10+2 from a premier institute of Karnataka opens up a lot of job opportunities with attractive salary packages. These colleges/universities/institutes are the best for studying MBBS and medicine. As we all know, the demand for Health line workers is rising after the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the number of medical institutes established in the state rapidly. If you are interested to be a part of the medical sector in the state of Karnataka, then checks out the following top-10 medical colleges.

Check out the top 10 Medical colleges of Karnataka

Rank College Name Location
1 Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Mangalore
2 Ramaiah Medical College (RMC) Bangalore
3 St. John’s Medical College Bangalore
4 Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) Bangalore
5 JSS Medical College and Hospital (JSSMCH) Mysore
6 KS Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) Mangalore
7 Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) Belagavi
8 Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Centre Bangalore
9 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Belagavi
10 Bangalore Group of Institutions (BGI) Bangalore

1. Kasturba Medical College

Formed in 1995, that's why this institute is called one of the oldest medical colleges in the state. It is affiliated with MAHE and approved by MCI. The institute has been ranked 23rd by NIRF and got position 1 as per this list. The institute offers education in various specializations, including audiology, microbiology, anatomy, pathology, etc.

2. Ramaiah Medical College

RMC is a private medical institute that was established in 1979. It is approved by MCI and affiliated with RGU of health sciences. Some popular courses offered by the institutes are DM, MD, MS, M.Ch, PG Diploma, BPT, MPT, lots more. 

3. St. John’s Medical College

Handled by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, St. John's is considered the foremost medical college of the state. MBBS is a flagship course of this institute and admission to the course are done through a score of NEET-UG. 

4. Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute 

BMCRI runs by the Mysore Education Society. In addition to the diploma courses, the institute offers medical courses like MBBS, MD, BSc Nursing, DM, M.Ch, Nursing, so on. 

5. JSS Medical College and Hospital

Mysore-based JSS Medical College is one of the top 10 medical colleges in Karnataka. It is affiliated with the JSS Academy and approved by UGC. The institute imparts education of MBBS, MS, PG Diploma, B.Sc, and M.Sc. 

6. KS Hegde Medical Academy

Another leading institute on this list is KSHMA that was established in 1999. It is approved by MCI and affiliated with NITTE. The programs offered by the institute are MD, MBBS, MS, B.Sc, M.Sc at both UG and PG levels. 

7. Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences

The list of top 10 medical colleges in Karnataka is incomplete without BIMS got that formed in 2005. It is an autonomous institute that provides education in medical, paramedical, and science at UG and PG levels. It offers courses like MBBS, MD, and MS. Admission to BIMS is based on the score of NEET. 

8. Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Centre

OMCHRC is one of the foremost medical states of Karnataka. The institute has been approved by BCI, PCI, and AICTE and is affiliated with RGUHS. 

9. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

Another institute on this list is JNMC which is the oldest medical institute. Established in 1963, it is approved by MHRD and MCI & affiliated with KLE University. It has international ties-up with the university of Chicago, USA, WHO, Illinois, University of Missouri, etc.

10. Bangalore Group of Institutions

It is a private institute that offers courses are Nursing, Pharmacy, Computer Applications, Education, etc. Along with medical, they offer courses like B.Sc, PB in nursing and M.Sc.