Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) is considered one of the best medical schools in the state of Karnataka. It is an autonomous institution, located in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka and is affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). The college was ranked 12th among medical colleges in 2019, by Outlook India and is held in high regard for its rich history and track record.

Admissions to the flagship undergraduate MBBS course is done using the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Postgraduate courses provided at the college include MD and MS, whereas the MCh courses are for further specialization. NEET-PG serves as the qualifying exam for postgraduate courses. Superspeciality courses require eligible students to appear for NEET-SS. Other programs offered include the one in Nursing, paramedical courses, diploma courses and year-long fellowships.

BMCRI and the hospitals attached to it have played a pivotal role in keeping up with medical emergencies that rage Bengaluru, and Karnataka, at large. BMCRI has been accredited by the NABH, while its courses are recognized by the NMC, known erstwhile as the Medical Council of India.

BMCRI Bangalore Quick Facts

  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical institutes in the country. Getting into its undergraduate courses, especially the MBBS, is highly competitive.
  • BMCRI and its attached colleges are located in Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of the country. Thus, these primarily cater to more than half of the 1.2 crore population of the city and its adjoining areas, while fulfilling the requirements of the entire region.
  • The campus is spread over a total area of about 200 acres. The extensive infrastructure includes an almost half-a-century old library, a digital library, recreational sports courts, hostels, a food court etc.
  • Relatively recent additions to medical facilities at the institution include a seminar hall, dedicated to telemedicine, a clinical skills centre and a 24×7 central laboratory (at Victoria Campus). Very few colleges in the country house these facilities, which serves to increase BMCRI’s brand value.
  • Inter and Intra college fests are the centres of attraction for those keenly interested in extracurricular activities. Quiz events, sports and college bands have a following too. The Youth Red Cross Unit works towards the improvement of community health.

BMCRI Bangalore Rankings

  • Ranked #14 among medical colleges in India by India Today in the year 2020.
  • Ranked #12 among Indian medical colleges by Outlook India, for the year 2019.
  • Ranked #9 by The Week for the year 2019. For the year 2018, it was ranked 10th on their list.
  • Ranked #14 by Careers360 among all medical institutions in the country
  • The institute has been consistently ranked among the best colleges for studying medicine in the state of Karnataka and southern India.

BMCRI Bangalore Course & Fees

Program Program Details Selection Basis
MBBS
  • Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with English, from a recognized board with 50% overall.
  • Duration: Five years
  • Tuition fees: ₹3.16 Lakhs
NEET-UG - 85% seats reserved for state candidates, 15% for all-India
MS
  • Eligibility: Graduated with MBBS from an MCI-recognized medical institution
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Tuition Fees: ₹1.14 lakhs
  • Specializations: Anatomy, Ear, Nose and Throat, General Surgery, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics
NEET-PG - 50% of seats are under the all-India quota - Rest are filled through state counselling
MD
  • Eligibility: Graduated with MBBS from an MCI-recognized medical institution
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Tuition Fees: ₹1.14 - ₹3.42 lakhs
  • Specializations: Physiology, Forensic Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Anaesthesiology, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Radiodiagnosis, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Radiotherapy, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Psychiatry
NEET-PG - 50% of seats are under the all-India quota - Rest are filled through state counselling
Diploma
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 from a recognized board
  • Duration: 2 years 
  • Specializations: Medical Laboratory Technology, X-Ray Technology, Medical Records, OT Technology and Sanitary Health Inspector, Ophthalmology, DMLT -12 and DMXT - 8
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Certificate Courses
  • Eligibility: Passed SSLC (Karnataka Class 10 boards) or equivalent
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Tuition fees: ₹10,000 per year 
  • Specializations: Medical Laboratory Technology, X-Ray Technology, Medical Records, OT Technology and Sanitary Health Inspector
Counselling by State Paramedical Board, as per RGUHS rules
PG Diploma
  • Eligibility: Graduated with MBBS from an MCI-recognized medical institution
  • Duration: Two years
  • Tuition fees: ₹56,770 
  • Specializations: DGO, DCH, DVD, DA, DMRD, DCP, DFM, DOMS, D.Ortho, DLO, D.Bact, DTCD and DMRT
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG) - 50% of seats are under the all-India quota - Rest are filled through state counselling
M Ch
  • Eligibility: Postgraduate degree (MS/MD/DNB) from an MCI-recognized medical school
  • Duration: Three years
  • Tuition fees: ₹6.51 lakhs
  • Specializations: Urology, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Paediatric Surgery and Neurosurgery
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-SS) score
Doctorate of Medicine in Neurology
  • Eligibility: Postgraduate degree (MS/MD/DNB) from an MCI-recognized medical school
  • Duration: Three years
  • Tuition fees: ₹6.51 lakhs
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-SS) score
BSc in Nursing
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 from a recognized board
  • Duration: Four years
  • Tuition fees: ₹17,970 per year
RGUHS Counselling, based on merit
MSc in Nursing
  • Eligibility: Passed B.Sc. in Nursing from a recognized institution
  • Duration: Two years
  • Tuition fees: ₹10,000 per year
Admission based on merit
Fellowship program
  • Eligibility: Relevant MS/M.Ch/other postgraduate degree followed by requisite teaching experience
  • Duration: 1 year (except for the short-term course, which lasts for three months)
  • Specializations: Vitreo Retina, Cornea, Neurology, Dermato Surgery, Cosmic Dermatology, Surgical Gastroenterology, Glaucoma and Community Ophthalmology 
Application from eligible candidates, followed by walk-in interview with screening from expert committee and selection
Short-term Fellowship
  • Eligibility: Relevant MS/M.Ch/other postgraduate degree followed by requisite teaching experience
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Specializations: Orbit and Oculoplasty, Glaucoma, Medical retina
Application from eligible candidates, followed by walk-in interview with screening from expert committee and selection

Note: A percentage of seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC candidates, as per the rules issued by the Government of India and the State Government.

BMCRI Bangalore Cut-offs

NEET-PG is utilized for admissions to the Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery and Postgraduate diploma courses. The opening and closing ranks for the same, for the year 2018, have been shown below: 

Courses General SC ST
MD Radiodiagnosis 77-152 1374-1374 -
MD General Medicine 169-595 3147-4427 9352-9352
MD Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology 287-318 1882-1882 -
MD Obstetrics & Gynaecology 325-1409 9922-9922 -
MS General Surgery 488-2977 8206-10851 27553-27553
MS Orthopaedics 545-1829 5725-5725 23513-23513
MD Paediatrics 813-833 5614-5614 9484-9484
MS Ophthalmology 908-2537 11139-11139 18525-18525
MD Tuberculosis & Respiratory Medicine 1591-1591 11226-11226 15304-15304
MD Psychiatry 1666-4976 - -
MD Anaesthesiology 2869-4524 11255-13853 31032-31032
DDVL 3208-3208 - -
MS E.N.T. 3424-4436 13421-13421 -
DCH 3486-5720 17245-17245 -
MD Pathology 5484-7324 - -
MD Radiotherapy 6341-6341 - -
DGO 6509-8530 18956-18956 -
Diploma in Orthopaedics 8067-8067 - -
Diploma in Anesthesia 10144-11852 - -
DLO 11227-11227 - -
MD Forensic Medicine 11270-11270 - 66578-66578
Diploma in Ophthalmology 11700-12055 - -
MD Community Medicine 12237-12237 21295-21295 24216-24216
DCP 13415-17243 - -
MD Microbiology 18229-18229 42721-42721 -
MD Pharmacology 18728-21210 34679-34679 -
MD Biochemistry 19810-26026 - -
MD Physiology 27460-30264 - -
MD Anatomy 33647-33819 - -
Diploma in Forensic Medicine - 38551-38551 -
DMRD - - 47492-47492

NEET-UG is used for admitting candidates into the flagship MBBS program. The opening and closing ranks from the previous years are indicated graphically:

In the same period, the state category’s (85% seats) statistics were:

BMCRI Bangalore Placements

The placement summaries for various three-year buckets have been compiled and elucidated below. These years depict the students’ year of graduation, while the percentiles are of the final salary distribution.

Courses 2015-17 2018-19
50th Percentile 80th Percentile 50th Percentile 80th Percentile
MBBS ₹3.6 L ₹8 L ₹2.15 L ₹7.05 L
MS/MD ₹7.2 L ₹14.9 L ₹7.6 L ₹11.1 L
P.G. Diploma ₹2.2 L ₹2.7 L ₹1.9 L ₹3.315 L
B.Sc. ₹4.97 L ₹4 L ₹1.9 L ₹2.5 L

It is worth noting that many students go on to work in BMCRI’s attached colleges like Victoria and Vanivilas, generally. Renowned public hospitals like AIIMS, JIPMER and PGIMER serve as work destinations as well. Prestigious private hospital chains like Apollo Hospitals, Columbia Asia and Healthcare Global Enterprises recruit the graduates too.

Additionally, students are required to undergo a compulsory year of internship in their MBBS course. Postgraduates and fellows are remunerated while being a part of the BMCRI ecosystem. These professionals can also choose to go on and become professors at their alma mater, which entails handsome payment as well.

BMCRI Bangalore Scholarships

Owing to the relatively low fee charges, the students often do not require to opt for scholarships. Nevertheless, these can be availed, both on the grounds of need and merit. Minorities, students belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, and those with less than a family income of one lakh rupees per year can opt for the same.

  • Karnataka Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarships (Kar-ePass) can be availed, for a need or merit basis. 
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, provides support to candidates belonging from families with financial shortcomings.

Other charitable trust and private organizations also grant funds to the meritorious and needy. In all cases, students shall be required to fill in the application forms, whereby requisite documents have to be attached, along with the other details. Consult the college authorities for other guidelines.

Note: Education loans from both public and private sector banks can be made use of.

BMCRI Bangalore FAQs

Q. Are the PG Diploma courses at BMCRI Bangalore similar to the MD/MS courses in other colleges?

A. While the course material, eligibility and selection criteria for these courses is the same at BMCRI, the latter is considered to equip one with more opportunities in the forthcoming years of practice. Degree-holders can super specialize and seek higher salaries and promotion in government services, compared to those with a diploma in the same subject.

Q. Is proficiency in English a requirement for admission into BMCRI Bangalore courses?

A. Nearly every undergraduate course mentions an explicit requirement of having passed the higher secondary with English as one of the subjects. Moreover, the medium of instruction for all the courses is English solely. Thus, it is an inherent requirement for studying in these disciplines.

Q. Which college is better for MBBS, BMCRI Bangalore or KMC Manipal?

A. The two colleges are considered among the most premium medical colleges in the country, with similar numbers across parameters like cutoff and years since establishment. A prominent distinguishing factor is the fee charged, which is quite high for the latter. Another factor is location, wherein BMCRI is situated right in India’s Silicon Valley while KMC is situated in a comparatively smaller town.

Q.  How much is the application fees for UG and PG courses at BMCRI Bangalore?

A. The application fees for NEET-UG is INR 1500 for the General category, INR 1400 for the OBC category and INR 800 for SC/ST category. The application fees for NEET-PG is INR 3750 for the General and OBC category and INR 2750 for SC/ST category. 

Q. How do we reach the BMCRI?

A. The campus is located in the middle of the city, near City Market. Its address is Fort, Krishna Rajendra Road, Bengaluru, 560002. It is well-connected to public transit facilities, which link it well to regional hubs like Kempegowda International Airport (38 km away) and Goraguntepalya railway station (12 km away).