From the Dean & Principal’s Desk

On behalf of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (popularly known as KIMS) faculty and staff, I take this opportunity to welcome you to our Institution and to peruse this booklet. Here you will find information about the Institute, its infrastructure, its departments, faculty and staff, academic programs, activities, admission procedure and other related aspects.

The Institute was started in the year 1981 and has its own multi-specialty hospital providing tertiary medical care and community health services. The total bed strength of the hospital is 1200. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka and recognized by the Medical Council of India for imparting training in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various medical and surgical specialties. The Institute is also recognized by General Medical Council, UK and is listed in the Directory of Medical Schools of World Health Organization. The annual intake for MBBS course is 150 and PG degree/Diploma in various specialties is 95.

Till date more than 3500 doctors and specialists have graduated from the Institute. The college has been conducting postgraduate courses since 1992 in all medical and surgical disciplines. The Institute provides a very good infrastructure for medical care and research. It has been in the forefront of academics and health care delivery with many awards and commendations. It has played a major role in training medical professionals not only to the people of Karnataka but through its alumni to across India and the world over.

Our faculty comprises of very talented, renowned and successful Physicians, Surgeons and Basic science teachers. We have been imparting up-to date knowledge and training in an environment of good diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, research and academic activity. Looking forward to the future, we anticipate a challenging and exciting period ahead; for which our faculty and staff are fully geared for.

Lastly, I am happy to inform you that ‘KIMS’ has been ranked “number 24 among the 400+ Medical Colleges” in the Country.

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Dr. J Ramachandra
Dean & Principal.

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