Message from the Dean
“Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, has been in the forefront of providing professional medical education in the country for the last six decades. Known for quality education, the institution has been consistently ranked among the top 10 medical institutions, in the country. With dedicated and skilled faculty, excellent infrastructure, library facilities, museums, laboratories and skill labs, that provide hands-on experience to the students, the institution has been attracting numerous students from India as well as from many other countries of the world. The students who have graduated from this institution have been successfully practicing medicine in Malaysia, USA, UK, Middle East and other European countries.
Our endeavour has always been to provide the best to the students and to prepare them to take up the challenges of tomorrow so that when they come out of the institutions, they are competent to handle the responsibilities of the medical profession.
The attached tertiary care hospital, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal with excellent patient care facilities, provides the students good opportunities to learn bedside manners and clinical skills. The rural maternity and child welfare homes that the institution runs provide primary care facilities to the rural population and also provide an inside view of the rural health care management for the medical students. The secondary care hospital, Dr TMA Pai Rotary Hospital, Karkala, has been providing community service at a rural area and the students get ample opportunity to learn the basic clinical skills through the Department of Community Medicine.
The institution attracts research grants from various funding agencies and provides an opportunity for the students to involve in research. The clinical trials, government-sponsored research projects and private funded projects provide an opportunity for the faculty and the researchers to hone their research skills.
The international university town of Manipal provides excellent opportunities for the student community to interact with students of other professional disciplines and gain knowledge about different cultures, facilitating their overall development.
True to its mission, at KMC, Manipal, it has been our constant endeavour to train competent, compassionate and caring physicians through excellence in teaching, patient care, and medical research.”