The Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal is ranked among the top 10 medical colleges in India at the moment and several students from 44 countries are being graduated from KMC, every year. The medical degree (MBBS) of KMC, Manipal is recognized worldwide, including by the General Medical Council and ECFMG. The KMC, Manipal was under the purview of the Mangalore University in its initial period. However, the Government of India granted Deemed University status to Manipal University (formerly known as MAHE) in 1993 and soon it brought KMC, Manipal under its wing.
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal got the recognition from the Medical Council of India in 1958 and it has exchange programs with the Loma Linda University, USA, Operation Eye Sight Universal, Canada, Tay Side University, Dundee and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. The KMC, Manipal offers numerous courses to the students and the courses include MBBS, B Sc Biotechnology, MD, MS, PG Diploma, DM, M Ch, M S c, M Phil and PhD.
The KMC, Manipal also offers a large number of academic courses, including Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The postgraduate courses offered by the Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal include MD in Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Hospital Administration, Microbiology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, and Radio-therapy. Other Postgraduate courses include MS in General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Otorhinolaryngology.
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal also offers some PG Diploma courses for the students and the courses are, PG Diploma in Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pathology, Child Health, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Psychiatry, and Radio-diagnosis. The duration of the MD and MS courses offered by KMC, Manipal is 3 years, however, for the students having a recognized diploma in the same speciality, the duration of MD and MS courses is 2 years. The duration of all the PG diploma courses is 2 years.
Kasturba Medical College, Mainipal ranks among the top 7 medical institutes in India.