Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences

Athibabbe Road, Near BDA Complex, 30th Main Road, Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Quick Info
Established in


Approval / Recognition

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Affiliated University / Board

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Campus size

14 Acres



Genders Accepted



Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is a Bangalore-based privately-owned medical college started by Vokkaligara Sangha in 1980. It is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences (RGUHS) and is approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). It is also recognised by the General Medical Council, UK, World Health Organization (WHO), and The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, London.

The college offers 120 UG, 93 PG, and 13 Diploma seats in several streams per year. The 14-acre campus, in the heart of the old city, also houses Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and hospital, engineering and law colleges.

The college deputes its medical students to KIMS Hospital and several other government hospitals like National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Central Leprosorium, Government Epidemic Diseases Hospital, and Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.


**Scholarships subject to the central/state government and college rules.


Exam Name Full-Form
COMEDK Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka
PGET Post Graduate Entrance Test


Why Choose

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences is known for academic excellence and its state-of-the-art facilities:

  • Campus life: The college organises a lot of cultural and extra-curricular activities and encourages the students to be a part of it. 
  • Internship opportunities: The college provides internship for students in their final year. The students are allowed to assist in surgery and practice their practical skills. 
  • Qualified faculties: The teaching staff of the college are highly qualified and they encourage their students to develop a sense of responsibility, dependability and ability to relate to or show concern for other individuals.
  • Opportunities: The college is recognised by the General Medical Council, UK, World Health Organisation and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, London.

₹72738per year/ sem
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Main streams
₹145475per year/ sem
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Main streams
Doctor of Medicine (MD) General Medicine
3 Years Full Time Part Time
₹581900per year/ sem
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Master of Surgery (MS) E.N.T.
3 Years Full Time
₹581900per year/ sem
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Main streams
₹581900per year/ sem
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Main streams
₹581900per year/ sem
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Common facilities
Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel


All admissions to Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) are based on results and marks obtained in the national level NEET entrance test. The higher the rank, the better your chances of getting a seat at a medical college of your choice. An important point to note is NEET is for all medical and dental colleges approved by MCI and DCI and not for AIIMS and JIPMER, which were set up by acts of the Indian parliament. With over 25 years of experience in counselling and helping students with admissions, BangaloreStudy is your one-stop solution for medical admissions.

Yes, you can practise medicine abroad after getting a medical degree from KIMS or for that matter any medical college in India, however, that comes with a caveat. You will have to clear the host country’s medical practise exam to be eligible for a trade license. That holds true for India as well as the country doesn’t allow anyone with a degree from a non-MCI recognised medical college to practise medicine until they have been approved by the MCI or the local administration.

Karnataka government has ruled that every student that studies in the state-owned medical college or in a private medical college under state quota will have to serve at a rural healthcare facility for one year. Some states in India have this rule in place and some don’t.

Yes, you can join a master's course or PG right after doing MBBS and specialise in one of the many specialisations available at the college. However, you will have to clear NEET-PG before that.

No. Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science doesn’t offer any free courses.

KIMS is owned by Vokkaligara Sangha which also owns several other educational institutions in the same campus including dental, engineering, law, and basic courses, so chances are, on any given day, you will network with students of other departments or even sit side-by-side with them at some event.

Yes, you can research at their state-of-the-art laboratories and in-house multispeciality hospital.

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science follows the fee structure approved by the Government of Karnataka for both UG and PG levels. You can only pay by cash/cheques/DD. They don't have online payment gateway yet.
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