Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal : Courses, Fees, Placements, Ranking, Admission 2023


Kasturba Medical College (KMC) in Manipal is the first self-financing private medical institute that began its services in India in the year 1953. Kasturba Medical College has gained respect over the years by providing top- notch medical education with the latest and innovative teaching methods. The institute has maintained its consistency by creating space in top ten medical colleges in India list every year. 

Latest Updates

  • November 29, 2020: The final seat allotment list of the second round of NEET counselling 2020 for admission to MBBS/ BDS programme has been released. Download here
  • November 7, 2020: The final seat allotment list of the first round of NEET counselling 2020 for admission to MBBS/ BDS programme has been released. Download here

Besides attracting Indian students, the institute also attracts students from 30 different countries hence making it an institute with Rich cultural diversity. The institute offers Undergraduate (UG) and Post-graduate (PG) level courses in Medicine and the degrees are widely accepted across the globe. 

Kasturba Medical College is a certified institution of eminence, certified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The institute was ranked fourth by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018. The NIRF is the ranking system devised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to rank institutions of higher education in India. KMC was ranked third in the same year by Outlook. 

Kasturba Medical College is situated in the Manipal University campus only which is stretched over 600 acres with all the amenities for the students and the faculty. The campus has museums, various sports grounds, well-equipped labs, a gymnasium and an indoor multipurpose sports complex which is par in excellence with international standards. On the digital front, the campus is enabled with high-speed wi-fi facilities and offers e-learning facilities with 24-hour access to the digital library. The KMC has its own hospital with 2,032 beds with industry-leading medical and emergency care facilities. 

Kasturba Medical College Highlights

Year of establishment 



Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (Mangalore) 

Recognised by 

  • Recognized by UGC-MHRD as Deemed to be University 

  • Approved by Medical Council of India (MCI) 

  • General Medical Council of Great Britain 

  • Malaysian Medical Council 

  • Australian Medical Council 

  • American Medical Association 

Modes of education 

Full-time Classroom 



Number of courses offered 

Undergraduate courses - 1 (MBBS) 

Postgraduate courses - 55 (in various disciplines) 

Stipend paid 

Rs 25,000 per month 

Official website 


Application mode (when admission are open) 


NEET Cut Off 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. NEET 2020 cut off has been released by the NTA. Candidates, who score above the NEET cut off percentile become eligible to participate in the seat allotment-cum-counselling process. The cut off mentioned in the table below indicates the minimum percentile or score required for various reserved and unreserved categories:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying PercentileCut off marks (Range)




General - Physically Handicapped






OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped



Under MBBS/ BDS programmes, 85 per cent of the seats are reserved for State Quota and the remaining 15 per cent of the seats are reserved for All India Quota (AIQ). Usually, the Medical Council Committee (MCC) conducts the counselling process to release the institute-specific cutoff ranks in two general and one mop-up round for allotment of seats under AIQ quota. Also, the Medical/ Dental Council of India has the authority to increase/decrease the cutoff, if the seats are left vacant.

To check details regarding Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Cutoff 2020 for MBBS admissions, click here

Kasturba Medical College, ManipalProgrammes Offered 

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses medicine, from MBBS to MD, MS and from MPhil to MSc courses. Refer to the section below for courses offered by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. 

Undergraduate Courses 




MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) 

4.5 years + 1 year compulsory rotating internship 

NEET UG 2020 

Medical (UG) electives 

4.5 years + 1 year compulsory rotating internship 

NEET UG 2020 

Postgraduate Courses




MD (Doctor of Medicine)

3 years 


MS (Master of Surgery) 

3 years 


MCh (Master of Chirurgiae) 

3 years 


MSc Forensic Science 

2 years 

MET 2020 

MSc Clinical Embryology 

2 years 

MET 2020 

MSc Medical Courses (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Genetic Counselling) 

2 years 

MET 2020 

MPhil (Master of Philosophy) - Psychiatric Social Work? 

2 years 

MET 2020 

Advanced training programme in clinical genetics 

1 year 

MET 2020 

Advanced training programme in diabetes care 

1 year 

MET 2020 

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal: Admission Process 


Eligibility: Candidate should be 17 years of age as on December 31 of the year of admission. He/she must have passed class 12?with an aggregate of 50% or above in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. 

Entrance Test: Admission to MBBS course in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal will be based on the performance in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG. Those who qualify the examination will be eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET. 

Also Read: NEET Exam Dates 

For MD/MS programmes 

Eligibility: A candidate must possess an MBBS degree for MD/MS course from an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). 

Candidate should appear for MET 2020 and should have qualified NEET PG 2020 national entrance exam. 

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal: Scholarships 

Kasturba Medical College offers various scholarships to the candidates who aspire to pursue MBBS. The total number of scholarships given each year to the candidates for MBBS are 19 (11 at Manipal campus and 8 at Mangalore campus). The various scholarship grants are mentioned below: 

  • Kasturba Medical College has two campuses one is in Manipal and the other is in Mangalore, both the campuses offers the Kalam-Pai scholarship to two candidates (one from each campus) who secure All India NEET Rank in the range 1-100. 

  • The institute grants Freeship Scholarship to the candidates who have secured all India NEET Rank under 2000. ?The institute grants merit-cum-means scholarship to the candidates with All India NEET rank from 2001 and 5000 for MBBS. The scholarship percent will be based on the parent’s annual income. 

  • The institute also offers scholarship to the candidates who have studied at any of the AGE/Dr TMA Pai Foundation Institutions, based on their All India NEET rank for admission to MBBS course. 

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal: International Collaborations 

Kasturba Medical College being one of the most prestigious and top-ranked medical college in India has collaborations and student and faculty exchange programme with some of the prestigious universities around the globe. Below are some of the universities: 

  • Leiden University Medical Center </span


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