Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal – Most Prestigious Institute

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal was established on 30 June 1953. It was the first self-financing medical college in the private sector.KMC, Manipal has been ranked among top 3 medical colleges Iin India by The Hindu and India Today.

Earlier, KMC was under Mangalore University, In 1993, the government of India granted Deemed University status to Manipal University. KMC was granted recognition by the Medical Council of India followed by the recognitions of General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malasian Medical Council.


KMC, Manipal is located in the rocky hinterland of the Malabar Coast of southwest Karnataka, about 8 km from the Arabian Sea. The campus is spread over 500 acres of land with 15,000 inhabitants and is built on laterite rock. More than 28,000 students from 57 countries across the globe are pursuing their higher education at Manipal University.

The institute has facilities like simulation lab with computer driven Manikins, an Innovation Centre, one of Asia’s largest health sciences libraries, one of the world’s best anatomy museums, a business incubation centre and various other centers of excellence

The university has the library with 1,50,000 square feet on six floors and it can accommodate 1300 students at a time, which is one of the largest library in Asia for an educational institution. KMC has the library, which can accommodate over 400 students at a time.

The KMC has it one of its kind Medical Simulation Centre, which provides an opportunity to the students in health care fields to learn professional skills on training manikins. The college provides Wi-Fi hotspots across the campus.

KMC has exchange programmes with Loma Linda University, USA, Operation Eyesight Universal, Canada, Tayside University, Duindee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA and Maastricht University, Netherlands.

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