Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka offers several courses in various branches of medical science at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The courses are offered in four main streams like Medical, Medical Research, Radiography & Radiotherapy, Research and Science. The college is affiliated to the Karnataka University. The main course offered by the college is the undergraduate course of MBBS. The college also offers other undergraduate curse like B.Sc in Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Anesthesia Technology, Cardiac Technology, and Perfusion Technology, Radiography (Radio-diagnosis).
The postgraduate courses that the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Belgaum offers include MS in Anatomy, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Oto Rhino Laryngology, and ENT. Apart from that, the college also offers the courses like MD in Radiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Skin & STD. The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Belgaum, is also offers courses like M.Sc in Hospital Management.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Belgaum has a large number of departments that have been working for both imparting knowledge to the students and providing treatment to the people of Karnataka. Some of the major departments of JNMC, Belgaum include the department of Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Bio-Chemistry, Cardiology (CT & VS), Community Medicine, D O M E, E.N.T., Forensic Medicine, Hospital Administration, Institute of Public Health, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Psychiatrics, Paediatrics, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Research Unit, Skin & VD, Surgery, and Urology etc. The college also has some teaching hospitals attached with it and the KLE Dr. P. K Hospital & MRC is the most important among them.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College has unique museums where medical facts relating to the human body are on display. A collection of over 300 dissected specimens and over 1000 models are all carefully preserved for the layman and students, to observe and learn. These include every part of the human body. The human foetus from a month old till its mature stage, and other rarities such as cysts removed from the body, are all on display, making it veritable bank of a visual reference.
The vast expansions of medical science and its complexity, necessitate that constant experiments and case studies be conducted within well-equipped laboratories. The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College has an array of modern laboratories with state-of the art equipments. Trained staff provides proper assistance and guidance to the students. The teachers conduct in house workshops on educational technology and behavior sciences. In case of under-Graduate Medical Education, orientation program is organized every year. The workshops for formulating of the syllabi including evaluation are carried out from time to time. Besides, conducting Post-Graduate orientation program every year, to give an insight into research methodology, planning and execution of the research, the department also trains the PG students in communication skills, scientific communication/publication, evidence based medicine, and problem-based-learning. The J.N.Medical College, Belgaum has total faculty strength of 520, which include Professors, Readers, Lecturers and Other staffs.
Three primary Health Centre's Viz., at Kinaye, Wantamuri and Handignur have been taken over by the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College from the Government under the Private-Public Partnership. These Health Care Centres are managed by the Medical College both administration wise and financially. These health centers are a great boon to serve the community as well as for the students to expose to community based health care delivery and research programmes. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College serves as one of the apex health centers of Karnataka.
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