Kasturba Medical College

Deemed   |  Est. 1953   |   Manipal, Karnataka

About College

The Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, is considered to be the Top Medical College in Karnataka with diverse students from across the Country and the World and is a constituent institution of Manipal Academy of Higher Education - One of the top academy in Karnataka with various other educational establishments under their banner. It was established by T.M.A. Pai in the Year 1953, Affiliated to Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University), Manipal, located in Karnataka and recognized by National Medical Commission (NMC), India. In addition, MBBS Course is also recognized by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council. The KMC, Manipal has an annual intake of 250 MBBS seats, 221 seats in 24 disciplines of Post-Graduate studies and 34 seats in 12 Departments of Super-Specialization studies. 

The college is well connected by Road, Rail, Aerial & Sea routes. KMC was the first self-financing medical college in India. Students from more than 50 countries have graduated from KMC and the degrees are recognized worldwide. The colleges are constituent units of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, an institution of eminence. MAHE is accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade and have around 189 MOU's with Foreign Universities. KMC Manipal and KMC Mangalore were ranked 9th and 21st in the NIRF 2020 Rankings. Ranked 23rd among Top Private Medical Colleges in India: Hansa Week Survey 2019, Ranked 29th among Top Medical Colleges in India: India Today, June 2020.

MAHE continues to be the best private university in the country being ranked #1 by three prominent ranking agencies, The Week, India Today and Education World. MAHE is one of India's leading academic and research institutions. It has been granted Institution of Eminence status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. There are innumerable awards and achievements of the MAHE family in all these years and the alumni of MAHE are making their mark in the world as decision-makers, innovators, change agents, thought-leaders, and creators, each in their own original way. KMC, Mangalore has collaboration with some of the revered universities like University of Kentucky, Universite' de Lille, Leiden Univesrity Medical Center, University of Mississippi & Maastricht University. Manipal Academy of Higher Education was ranked in the 351-400 rank bracket in Medicine in the QS World University Rankings 2021, the third in India after AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh. 

KMC Manipal is situated within the sprawling 600 acre campus of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The campus is an Architectural marvel located in the Manipal city.  The Manipal campus also has a fully airconditioned classrooms with state of the art Lecture halls, Demonstration rooms, Examination halls, Seminar Halls, Huge Auditoriums and much more. The well-equipped, modernized, and latest Technology-driven equipment make the Laboratory unique.

 It has collaborations with national and international universities to develop a global outlook and to prepare students for world medical requirements and they encourage faculty and student exchange programs and research studies. There are separate hostel facilities for Boys, Girls with spacious, comfortable, well-furnished rooms with all modern amenities, hygienic kitchens, nutritious food, and a 24-hour security system. Cafeteria, Gymnasium, Indoor and Outdoor Games and Sports facilities are available with Outdoor stadiums. Skill labs and Departmental museums focuses on hands-on training and workshops where students are taught Basic & Advanced Surgical Skills. The Central library have exhaustive Collection of books and Journals for reference and study. It has one of the best Digital Libraries with access to International study materials.

KMC Teaching Hospital

The Teaching Hospital of KMC Manipal includes Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and Dr. T.M.A Pai Rotary Hospital, Manipal. Established in the year 1961, Kasturba Hospital has emerged as a premier healthcare institution providing quality tertiary care to both domestic and international patients. Kasturba Hospital, with 2032 beds, is one of the largest private healthcare centers in India. It is an apex teaching hospital attached to Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and an associate hospital of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 

Spread over 11,25, 000 sq. ft. , Kasturba Hospital caters to an average of 3000 outpatients and 200 admissions each day. Patients come from almost all Indian States including many International patients. The Hospital is NABH, NABL and TUV, Rheinland Certified. The other recognitions include: ESMO designated Centre for Medical Oncology and Palliative Care 2019, Times Business Awards for Excellence in Comprehensive Cancer Care 2020, SKOCH Silver Award for Hand Hygiene Champions 2019, Association of Health Care Providers (India) Award for Green Hospital, CSR Health Impact Award for WASH Initiative & Guinness World Record for ‘ The Most Participants in Hand Sanitizing Relay’. 

The Hospital performs all the major and minor surgeries and have huge number of OPD's and IP's every day. The hospital is geared to provide excellent service in multi-disciplinary ICU, Surgical ICU, Isolation ICU, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Cardiac ICU, Respiratory ICU, Renal ICU, Transplant ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU. These specialized intensive care units are specially staffed and equipped to provide the highest level of care to patients. 

The Hospital's general specialities include General Medicine, General Surgery, OBG, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiodiagnosis, ENT, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Physiotherapy. The Super Specialities include Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Urology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Endocrinology, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Immunology & Surgical Gastroenterology. Kidney transplantation and Corneal transplantation are conducted in the Hospital. 


Kasturba Medical College

Tiger Circle Road, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104

Phone: 0820 292 2367, +91 820 2575555

website: https://manipal.edu/kmc-manipal.html

Admission Process


  • Pass in 10+2 with 50% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology and English as one of the languages of study.
  • Qualifying and applying for NEET-UG and registration for All India counseling is mandatory.
  • Intake & Duration Intake: 100 Duration: 5 yrs (inclusive of 1-year compulsory rotatory internship).
  • Age: The candidates should complete 17 years of age on or before the first day of December of the year for which admission is sought.
  • NEET (UG) – 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses.

Minimum Qualifying Percentile as per NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

CategoriesMinimum Qualifying Marks
General/GEN-EWS50th percentile marks in the qualifying exam
OBC/SC/ST Category40th percentile marks in the qualifying exam
Persons With Disabilities45th percentile marks in the qualifying exam


Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi will conduct counseling on the basis of NEET merit. 

For Admissions to MBBS/BDS courses visit the website of Medical Counseling Committee www.mcc.nic.in

Management SeatsNRI

MCC Counseling Schedule

1st Round Counselling
Starting of registration, choice filling & indicative seats
Closing of registration, choice filling & indicative seats
Choice filling and locking
Processing of Seat Allotment
Result of round 1
Reporting to the allotted college
2nd Round Counselling
New Registration
Exercising of choices and locking
Processing of Seat Allotment
Result of round 2
Reporting to the allotted college
Mop UP Round
Online Registration & Fee Payment
Choice Filling/Locking for Mop Up
Processing of Seat Allotment
Result for Mop UP

MCC Seat Allotment and Result:

  • Within a few days of the choice locking, the seat allotment result has been declared by the authority.
  • Candidates can view the allotment result.
  • Candidates receive an SMS or email regarding allotment of course & college.
  • The seats are allotted as per the candidate’s filled choices.

Stray Vacancy Round

  • Stray Vacancy Round at the Institution Level (List of Ten times the number of vacancies will be sent by DGHS to Institutes which would be exhausted strictly in terms of merit)
Stray Vacancy Round
Online or Offline Registration (University Level) 
Merit list
First NRI allotment (as per merit list )
All leftover NRI Seat converted to Management seat
Allotment as per meri list
Fess Payment and Reporting

List of documents to be produced at the time of admission

  • NEET Scorecard
  • 10th Std. Marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested copies
  • 12th Std. equivalent Marks card/pass certificate – Original + 3 attested copies
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended – Original + 3 attested copies
  • Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended – Original only
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Deemed to be University
  • Migration Certificate from the Board/University of the institution last attended (For Non-Local students)
  • Physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs: Recent color photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35mm X 45 mm (Passport size) & 20mm X 25mm (Stamp size)
  • Aadhar card copy of the student

Admission under NRI quota

 The admission under the NRI category is based on NEET ranking and on merit in the qualifying examination taking into consideration, marks secured in the core subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology. Foreign nationals are also considered for admission under this quota. 

  • NEET Score Card
  • 12th std. marks card/pass certificate.
  • 10th std.marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth.
  • Proof of NRI status (Passport copy of parent, employment certificate, Sponsorship letter)
  • A valid passport and student visa for the period of study. (Original must be shown for verification.
  • Aadhar card copy of the student

Additional documents to be produced for foreign nationals only

  • A valid passport and student visa for the period of study. (Original must be shown for verification. 5 duly-attested photocopies must be produced.)
  • Residential Permit from the local SP and FRO
  • No Objection Certificate issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
  • These will be processed once the student reports at the University/Institution. The payment of fee shall be from the Non-Resident External (N.R.E) account of the parent.

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