St. John's Medical College

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St. John's Medical College is one of India's premier medical institutions. It is part of the St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences run by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. It was established in 1963 and is situated in Bangalore, India.

The college annually accepts 60 students for the MBBS undergraduate course based on a national entrance exam. It also accepts over 30 postgraduate students to a number of medical specialities.

The college culfest Autumn Muse is one of the oldest in South India.


The Catholic Church in India had long felt the need of adding a Medical College to the many educational and social welfare institutions through which, over the years, it has served the country. However, the complexities such a venture involved, delayed its active consideration until the proposal was pursed by the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India. At the request of the C.B.C.I. the late Archbishop of Madras, Louis Mathias, prepared and presented a report in 1954, in which he reviewed the total requirement of the project. In 1956, Archbishop Mathias, with the aid of medical and financial experts, submitted a comprehensive scheme to the conference and in September 1960, the C.B.C.I. took the decision to establish a Medical College, with an attached hospital at Bangalore.

Pope John XXIII agreed to the college being called after his Patron, St. John the Baptist, as a mark of his personal interest in the project, and of his approval of its aims and ideals. The...
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