Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore
, is a medical college based in Mangalore
It is a constituent college of Manipal University
(formerly known as Manipal Academy of Higher Education ), which is a deemed University
. Students from 44 countries have graduated from KMC, and the degrees are recognized worldwide.
It was established by Dr TMA Pai
in January 1955. In the initial years, the medical students studying in Kasturba Medical College were given pre-clinical training at Manipal and clinical training at Mangalore where the state government had made available its hospitals for the clinical training of the students.
In response to the recommendations of the Medical Council of India
and the local committees appointed by the Mysore University for the continuation of affiliation, facilities for teaching pre-clinical subjects were provided at Mangalore itself and the Mangalore section became an independent medical college in 1977. The physical facilities and student amenities have been steadily developed over the years.
The Medical Council of India granted recognition in 1958 with the first graduating batch of KMC.
In June 2008, the recognition was temporarily revoked by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India on the recommendation of the Medical Council of India (MCI) per notification dated 25 June 2008. However, on 21st April 2009, the High Court of India once again granted the college permission to admit 250 students... Read More