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Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences

Established : 1980
Type : Co-Education
Chairman : Dr R. Nisarga
Principal & Dean : Dr. B.V. Chandregowda
Former Name : KIMS
Location : Bangalore
Affiliation(s) : Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Category : Under Graduate & Post Graduate (Degree & Diploma)
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (MCI)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S., M.D. & M.S.


M.B.B.S Programme

The M.B.B.S Course is governed by the regulations of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The duration of the course is four and half years (9 terms, each of 6 month duration) of academic Study and one year of internship.


The Post Graduate Degree course is of 3 years duration & the Post Graduates Diploma course is of 2 years duration.



  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Forensic Medicine
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Medicine
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Radio Diagnosis
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Emergency Medicine


  • MS General Surgery
  • MS O.B.G
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS E.N.T
  • MS Orthopaedics


  • DA (Anaesthesiology)
  • DCP(Pathology)
  • DCH(Paediatrics)
  • DGO (O.B.G)
  • DOMS (Ophthalmology)
  • D.Ortho. (Orthopaedics)
  • D.L.O (E.N.T)
  • DMRD (Radio Diagnosis)


M.B.B.S Programme:

  • The candidates should have passed the two years P.U.C examination conducted by the P.U Education Board, Karnataka State, with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as optional subjects; or any other examination recognised as equivalent to it by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. OR The candidates should have passed the B.Sc examination of Bangalore University or any other statutory University provided he/she has passed the B.Sc examination with not less than three of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology.
  • The Candidates should have secured not less than 50% of the total marks in Science subjects taken altogether at the qualifying examination & CET/COMED-K. However the OBC-3A category and SC/ST students of Karnataka are required to secure 40% of the total marks.
  • The Candidate should have completed seventeen years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Foreign students desiring admission should produce:
    (a) A No Objection Certificate from the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. (b) An eligibility Certificate from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. (c) Student Visa. (d) Residential Certificate.
  • The Selection is based on the Common Entrance Test (C.E.T), conducted once a year by the Karnataka Government or COMED-K conducted by Consortium of Pvt Medical Colleges of Karnataka once a year for all the students from the state & country seeking admission into the course.
  • Among the total number of seats available i.e 150, 40% (60seats) will be filled by the CET examination results for the domicile of Karnataka only. 40% (60 seats) will be filled by the examination results of COMED-K Examination. Both the above admissions will be entirely on merit basis. Of the remaining 15% (22 seats) will be for the N.R.I students and others and 5% (8 seats) will be for institutional preference.


  • The candidates should have passed the M.B.B.S degree examination from a recognised Medical College affiliated to any university recognised by the MCI
  • The Candidates should have completed one year of Compulsory Rotating Internship in a teaching institution recognised by the MCI.
  • The Candidates should have registered their M.B.B.S degree with the respective State Medical Council.
  • Selection of candidates for postgraduate degree / diploma courses shall be on merit basis of the rank list of the entrance examinations - PGET conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences & COMED-K


There are two hostels, one for each sex, on the Banashankari campus.


The college has a fully equipped health club with a 10 station multi-gym, two treadmills and steppers and a trained instructor. Indoor games like chess, carrom and table tennis are available.

The college has two intracollegiate sports fests. They are the Kutgal Cup (cricket) and Dinamani Cup (football).

Cultural Activities

The college day, Atharva, allows the students to exhibit their talent in activities such as music, dance, mad ad, etc.

The intercollegiate quiz competition, Uttunga, is conducted by the college.

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences was established in the year 1980 by the Vokkaligara Sangha and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka.

The Vokkaligara Sangha took a formal decision on 2.9.1979 to start a medical college from the year 1980-81 and applied for permission to the Registrar, Bangalore University.

On 30.11.1980 the Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. R Gundu Rao laid the foundation stone of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital in the premises of the Sangha and announced the grant of vacant land in Banashankari to be used for the construction of college building and hostels. Thereafter, the Sangha appointed Dr M Basavaraju, Professor of Physiology as the principal on 1.1.1981 and other staff by March 1981 and classes were started regularly from the 16th of March 1981. Since then 16th March is observed every year as KIMS Day. The Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute was held in the year 2006.

A Magnificent college building to mark the centenary celebrations of the Vokkaligara Sangha and the Silver Jubilee of KIMS has been built at the Banashankari Campus.

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