Kasturba Medical College is one of the top-ranked medical colleges in the country. The college was ranked at 9th position in medical colleges by NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) in 2020. KMC has also been ranked at 13th position by India today medical college rankings in 2020. 

The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate, postmasters and super speciality courses in medicine. The application process takes place online and offline. 

The college offers the MBBS course at the UG level, and admission is based on marks scored in the NEET examination. The cut-off rank for MBBS in 2019 ranged between 1233-25314. Admission to MS and MD courses is based on the NEET PG exam marks at the PG level. The college also offered M. Sc, MCH and DM courses.

M.Sc. Science candidates must have applied for the MET exam. Candidates applying for M.Phil Courses must appear in the entrance test conducted by the concerned department. Final admissions will be allotted after candidates report for counselling as per the schedule and pay the requisite fee amount via online or offline mode.

KMC, Manipal: Important dates 2022 (Tentative) 

Last date to apply for the MET exam 15th June 2022
MET exam for M.SC Programs June 26th and 27th
Merit list for MSC course TBA
NEET UG Exam 12th September 2022
NEET PG Exam 11th September 2022
NEET SS Exam 13th and 14th November

KMC, Manipal: MBBS Admission 2022

MBBS course offered by KMC is a 4-and-a-half-year course. After the course, students are required to do a 1-year compulsory internship. All admissions will be done on the basis of the valid rank obtained in the NEET UG. The counselling for 15% of total seats of MBBS will be done by DGHS, New Delhi. If seats remain vacant after DGHS counselling, then they are sent back to the college for further counselling as per the established norms.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have cleared class 10+ 2 with physics/chemistry/ biology or biotechnology with at least 50 percent marks from a recognised board. 
  • Physics/chemistry/ biology in IB board with 4 points in each subject and minimum 24 points overall 

Selection Criteria

  • Selection to the MBBS course at KMC college is based on the marks scored on the NEET-UG examination. 
  • Students must score at least 50 percent marks in the NEET exam to be eligible for admission 

Cut Off 

The cut-off for 2019 and 2018 based on rank is as follows: 

Course 2018 2019 
MBBS 107-430338  1233-25314 

KMC, Manipal: MD and MS Admission 2022

The MD and MS courses are three-year degree courses offered by the KMC college. 

The specialisations offered are as follows: 

Course Specialisation
MD Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Hospital Administration, Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, Microbiology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, Palliative Medicine 
MS General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Otorhinolaryngology. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have cleared the MBBS degree from a National Medical Council (NMC) recognised college to be eligible for an MD OR MS Degree. 

Selection Criteria 

  • Students must qualify for the NEET PG exam to be eligible to pursue an MS or MD degree. 
  • The students must have completed their internship on or before 28.03.2021. 

Cut Off

The cut-off for 2019 for various MS and MD courses was as follows: 

Course Cut-off rank
MS General Surgery  3689-9917 
MS Obstetrics & Gynaecology  3914- 10939 
MS Orthopaedics  4225- 57935 
MS Ophthalmology  7515-9813 
MD Radiodiagnosis  1602 -3317 
MD General medicine 926-5562 
MD Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy  1609-44993 
MD Paediatrics  3202-7322 
MD Anaesthesiology  6403-14949 
MD Respiratory Medicine  6630-9518 
MD Psychiatry  8299-10234 
MD Radiotherapy  12917-17354 
MD Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion  17910-24412 
MD Pathology  22792-42295 
MD Community Medicine  36846-38015 
MD Pharmacology  46477-61648 
MD Forensic Medicine  74969-74969 
MD Microbiology MD Microbiology  51013-51013 
MD Anatomy  58411-58411 

KMC, Manipal: M.Sc Admission 2022

The MSc course is a two-year postgraduate degree. The specialisations in MSc are offered in 8 different streams. 

The specialisations offered are as follows: 

Course Specializations
M.Sc Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Clinical embryology, Genetic counselling, Forensic science 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have done a BSc degree in a relevant field with at least 50 percent marks. 
  • Students who have done MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ or any allied health science programs from a recognised university with 50 percent marks are also eligible for an MSc degree 

Selection Criteria 

  • Selection to the MSc course is made based on the MET exam + personal interview. 

KMC, Manipal: DM and M.Ch Admissions 2022

The DM (Doctor of Medicine) and MCh (Master of Chirurgiae) is a three-year super speciality course offered by the Kasturba medical university . 

The specialisations are as follows: 

Course Specialisation
MCh  Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery 
DM  Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Medical Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Medical Oncology 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have an MD degree from a college recognised by the National Medical Council (NMC) in a relevant field to pursue a DM Degree 
  • To pursue an MCh degree, students must have an MS degree from a National Medical Council (NMC) recognised college. 

Selection Criteria 

  • The selection of the course is based on marks scored in the NEET SS examination.

How to apply for Kasturba Medical College, Manipal? 

Documents required 

  1. A passport-sized photo   
  2. A digital signature  
  3. Valid photo ID proof –Aadhar card/PAN card/driving license  
  4. Class 10th and 12th mark sheet  
  5. Mark cards of all years from the University 
  6. Provisional allotment letter 

Application Process

  1. Visit the official website of the University and click on the ‘Admission’ option. 
  2. Register online through a valid email ID and password. 
  3. After registration, students must log in and fill in all the required basic details. 
  4. The students must upload all the required documents and then pay the application and examination fee. 

KMC, Manipal: FAQs

Question. What are the scholarships offered by KMC, Manipal? 

Answer. Kasturba Medical College offers a variety of scholarships to its students: 

  1. Kalam-Pai, Free ship and Scholars Scholarship for MBBS & BDS Programs 
  1. Merit Scholarship for MD and MDS Programs 
  1. Merit Scholarship for Children of Manipal Alumni 
  1. Candidates having a rank within 1000 in NEET UG are eligible for a 100 percent scholarship. 

Question. What are the recognitions and accreditations received by KMC, Manipal? 

Answer. The MCC and the NAAC recognise the KMC college. The institute has a global partnership for exchange through the Global Education in Medicine Exchange (GEMx). It is the only Indian college recognised by the American New York State education department (NYSED). 

Question. Does Kasturba Medical College offer any fellowship programs? 

Answer. Yes, KMC, Manipal offers a variety of Fellowship programs. Some of them are as follows: 

  • Fellowship in advanced obstetric ultrasound 
  • Fellowship in Diabetes 
  • Fellowship in Fetal Medicine 
  • Fellowship in Gynaecology Oncology 
  • Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia 
  • Fellowship in Oncopathology 

Question. What is the international collaboration at Kasturba Medical College? 

Answer. KMC has collaborations with top Universities such as: 

  • University of Kentucky 
  • Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam 
  • Leiden University Medical Centre 
  • University of Mississippi Medical Centre 
  • Lancaster University 
  • University of Mississippi Medical Centre