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KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KAHER)

JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi, Karnataka - 590010

Quick Info
Established in

2006

Recognition

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Ownership

Private

Genders Accepted

Co-Ed


About

KLE University Fee Structure:

The fee for KLE University courses varies for different specializations. Below mentioned are KLE University fees for some of the major programs offered by KAHER:

Courses
Total Fees 
MBBS
Rs. 82,27,200
BDS
Rs. 17,75,600
BAMS 
Rs. 18,56,250
MD/ MS (Ayurveda)
Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 10,80,000
MPT
Rs. 4,11,000
KLE University Admissions:
  • Candidates undertaking UG Medical courses at KLE University must have appeared and qualified in the NEET UG exam. 
  • MD/ MS aspirants must have qualified in the NEET-PG entrance exam.  

Overview:

KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KAHER), popularly called KLE University, was established in 2006. The university was founded by the great visionary efforts of Dr Prabhakar Kore, Chairman of the KLE Society.  

KAHER, Belagavi, aims to be a centre of excellence in Medical Education, Research, and Healthcare Services at National and International Levels. 

The university was established under the aegis of the Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE) Society in 1916. KLE has transformed the Northern region of Karnataka as a fertile land of education since its inception.

Currently, the society is managing and providing education in 250 institutions that include Schools, Colleges, Technical Institutions, Research Centres, and Business schools. 

The university offers education in Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy, Nursing Science, Information Technology, Law, and other conventional and non-conventional disciplines.

In 1963, KLE Society established the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Belgaum due to the extreme shortage of medical facilities in the region. The university has Ten constituent colleges spread across the different cities of Karnataka. 

Highlights of the University:

KAHER Address
KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research (Deemed-to-be-University), JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi, Karnataka - 590010.
Campus Size
113 Acres
Establishment Year
2006
Management
Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE) Society 
Ownership
Private
Approvals/ Recognition
UGC
Accreditations
NAAC, NABH 
Entrance Exams Accepted

University Exam: 

KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research All India Entrance Test (KLEU-AIET).

Other Exams:

NEET UGNEET PGNEET SS

KLE Deemed University Campus:

KLE Deemed-to-be-University is spread across 113 acres of the sprawling campus located in the Northern region of Karnataka State. 

The campus is rich in providing impressive infrastructure facilities with highly renowned teaching faculty. KLE University ranking is among the top universities for offering the best academic exposure for eligible candidates.

The KLE University has an in-campus hospital with state-of-the-art facilities and a medical research centre. The hospital is equipped with 2,200 beds and the best diagnostic facility. The campus is WiFi-enabled and has a digital library with e-learning and other facilities onboard. 

The University has 10 Constituent colleges under its aegis:

KLE University Courses Offered:

KLE University Courses Offered at UG Level:

Medical:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS):

Duration: 5½ Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have pursued Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects and must have scored 50% aggregate marks in the same.  

Students must have appeared and qualified in the NEET UG entrance exam. They must have completed 17 years of age on or before December of the year of admission at KAHER. 

Dental:

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS):

Duration: 5 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have pursued Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects and must have scored 50% aggregate marks in the same.  

Students must have appeared and qualified in the NEET UG entrance exam. They must have completed 17 years of age on or before December of the year of admission at KLE University. 

Ayurveda:

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS):

Duration: 5½ Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have obtained 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects.

Applicants must have qualified in NEET-UG.

Homoeopathy:

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS):

Duration: 5.5 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have obtained 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects.

Applicants must have qualified in NEET-UG.

Pharmacy:

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm):

Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in 10+2 or 12th Std or equivalent examination from a recognized institute or board. They must have obtained 45% aggregate marks with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and optional subjects such as Mathematics/ Biology/ Computer Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational subject. 

Candidates applying for the lateral entry course must have completed the D.Pharm program from a PCI-approved institute with 50% (5% relaxation for reserved category candidates) aggregate marks in the qualifying exam. 

Physiotherapy:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT):

Duration: 5 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have secured at least 40% (5% relaxation for reserved category candidates) aggregate marks or above with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English as mandatory subjects.

Nursing:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Nursing:

Duration: 4½ Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have obtained at least 45% aggregate marks with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects.

Applicants must not be above 17 years of age during the time of KLE University admission. 

Post Basic Bachelor of Science (P.B.B.Sc) in Nursing:

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed the GNM Diploma program from a recognized institute. They must be a registered nurse. Other state or the NRI candidates must submit the eligibility certificate from KLE Deemed University during admission.

Allied Health:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc):
  • Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)
  • Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) (Hons.)

Duration: 3½ Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying must have completed 10+2 or 12th Std or equivalent from a recognized institute or board. They must have pursued Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as mandatory subjects and obtained at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.

Lateral Entry: 

Students must have completed 3 years of Diploma programs from a recognized institute. They must have passed in relevant specialization with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the principal subjects. 

B.Sc Allied Health Specializations Offered:

Medical Laboratory Technology
Radiography
Anaesthesia Technology
Perfusion Technology
Emergency Medicine Technology
Critical Care Technology
Endoscopy
Cardiac Care Technology
Neuroscience Technology
Renal Dialysis Technology
Optometry
Occupational Therapy
Physician Assistant
-

Science:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Biostatistics and Population Sciences:

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying must have completed 10+2 or 12th Std or equivalent from a recognized institute or board. They must have pursued Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as mandatory subjects and obtained at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.

Hospitality and Management:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Hotel Management:

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in 10+2 or PUC or equivalent examination from a recognized institute or board. Students from any stream (Science/ Arts/ Commerce) are eligible to apply.

Fine Arts:

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA) in Hindustani Classical Music - Vocal:

Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have completed 10+2 or PUC examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have proficiency in any one of the following languages: Hindi, Kannada, and English.

KLE University Fees Structure for UG Programs:
Course
Total Fees 
MBBS
Rs. 82,27,200
BDS
Rs. 17,75,600
BAMS 
Rs. 18,56,250
BHMS
Rs. 8,80,000
BPT
Rs. 6,00,000
B.Pharm 
Rs. 5,32,000
B.Sc Nursing
Rs. 4,12,000
P.B.B.Sc
Rs. 2,06,000
B.Sc (MLT), Anesthesia Technology, NeuroScience, Renal Dialysis, Optometry, BPS 
Rs. 1,51,000
B.Sc Radiography, PT
Rs. 2,11,000
B.Sc Cardiac Care Technology 
Rs. 3,61,000
B.Sc Hotel Management
Rs. 2,41,000
BPH
Rs. 1,51,000
BPH (Hons.)
Rs. 2,01,000
BA
Rs. 40,000

KLE University Courses Offered at PG Level:

Medical:

Doctor of Medicine/ Master of Surgery (MD/ MS):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Applicants must have passed MBBS from a recognized institute or university. They must have completed a one-year Compulsory Rotating Internship program and obtain permanent registration of any Medical Council. 

Students must have appeared and qualified for the NEET-PG entrance exam conducted by NBA.

MD (Clinical) Specializations Offered:

General Medicine
Paediatrics
Skin & V.D.
Anaesthesiology
Radio-Diagnosis
TB & RD
Psychiatry
-

MD (Para-Clinical) Specializations Offered:

Pathology
Community Medicine
Pharmacology
Microbiology
Forensic Medicine
-

MD (Pre-Clinical) Specializations Offered:

Anatomy
Physiology
Biochemistry
-

MS Specializations Offered:

General Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Orthopaedics
Ophthalmology
E.N.T
-

Dental:

Master of Dental Surgery (MDS):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have completed a BDS Degree from a recognized institute or board. They must have completed a one-year compulsory rotating internship and must have obtained permanent registration from DCI. 

Students must have completed the NEET MDS entrance exam conducted by NBE. 

MDS Specializations Offered:

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Periodontology
Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry
Public Health Dentistry
Oral & Maxillofacial & Pathology & Oral Microbiology
-

Ayurveda:

Doctor of Medicine/ Master of Surgery (MD/ MS):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have completed the BAMS program from a recognized institute or board. They must have obtained 50% aggregate marks in the same.

MD in Ayurveda Specializations Offered:

Panchakarma 
Kayachikitsa
Kaumarabhritya
Rasayana & Vajikarana
Swasthavritta
Agada Tantra
Dravyaguna
Rasashastra & BK

MS in Ayurveda Specializations Offered:

Shalya Tantra
Shalakya Tantra

Pharmacy:

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in B.Pharm or equivalent program from a recognized institute or university. They must have obtained an aggregate of 55% (5% relaxation for reserved category candidates) in the qualifying exam. 

M.Pharm Specializations Offered:

Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacology
Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacognosy
Quality Assurance

Physiotherapy:

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed the BPT program from a recognized institute or university. They must have secured 50% aggregate marks in the same. 

MPT Specializations Offered:

Neurology
Paediatrics
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
Orthopaedics
Community Rehabilitation
Cardiac Respiratory Physiotherapy
Sports Physiotherapy
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Geriatric Physiotherapy
Oncology Physiotherapy
Biomechanics
-

Nursing:

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Nursing:

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Applicants must have passed in B.Sc Nursing or P.B.B.Sc Nursing from a recognized institute or university. They must have obtained an aggregate of 55% marks in the same. 

Students must be registered nurses with at least one year of experience. They must have a physical fitness certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner. 

M.Sc Nursing Specializations Offered:

Medical-Surgical Nursing
OBG Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Psychiatry Nursing
Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care Nursing

Allied Health:

Master of Science (M.Sc):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in B.Sc Allied Health from a recognized institute or university. They must have completed a qualifying examination with relevant specialization. 

M.Sc (Medical) Allied Health Specializations Offered: 

Anatomy
Biochemistry
Physiology
Microbiology 
Master of Science (M.Sc):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in B.Sc Allied Health or equivalent from a recognized institute or university. They must have completed a qualifying examination with relevant specialization. 

M.Sc Allied Health Specializations Offered:

Perfusion Technology
Echocardiography
Clinical Research
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Psychology
Immunology
Nutrition & Dietetics
Biotechnology
Population Studies
Master of Public Health (MPH):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institute or university. They must have obtained 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam. 

Candidates from a health science background will be preferred. 

MPH Specializations Offered:

General
Epidemiology
Health Care Quality and Safety
Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Hospitality:

Master of Hospital Administration (MHA):

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have passed in any Degree program with any stream from a recognized institute or university. They must have secured 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam. 

KLE University Fees Structure for PG Programs:
Course
Total Fees 
MS/ MD (Clinical)
Rs. 72,06,000 to Rs. 78,66,000
MD (Para Clinical)
Rs. 42,000 to Rs. 28,33,500
MD (Pre Clinical)
Rs. 42,000
MDS
Rs.  42,000 to Rs. 30,12,000
MD/ MS (Ayurveda)
Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 10,80,000
MPT
Rs. 4,11,000
M.Sc Nursing
Rs. 2,48,000
M.Pharm
Rs. 2,61,000 to Rs. 3,11,000
M.Sc Allied Health
Rs. 2,11,000
MPH
Rs. 2,11,000 to Rs. 3,01,000
MHA
Rs. 1,41,000

KLE University Courses Offered at Super Speciality Level:

Medical:

Doctorate of Medicine (DM) and Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have obtained a Postgraduate medical degree or equivalent from an NMC recognized institute or University. 

DM Specializations Offered:

Medical Gastroenterology
Cardiac Anaesthesia
Nephrology
Cardiology 
Neurology
-

M.Ch Specializations Offered:

Surgical Oncology
Neuro Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Urology
Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Paediatric Surgery
KLE Deemed University Fees Structure for Super Speciality Programs:
Course
Total Fees 
DM
Rs. 24,30,000 to Rs. 60,30,000
M.Ch
Rs. 3,30,000 to Rs. 60,30,000

KLE University Courses Offered at Doctoral Level:

Doctorate:

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D):

Duration: 6 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from a recognized institute or board. They must have pursued Physics and Chemistry as mandatory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology as optional.

Diploma candidates applying for the program must have completed the program from a PCI-recognized institute.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) (Post Baccalaureate):

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates must have completed B.Pharm or equivalent from a recognized institute or university. There shall be reservations for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D):

Duration: 3 - 6 Years

Eligibility:

Candidates applying for a PhD must have passed a Master’s Degree program from a recognized institute or university. They must have obtained an aggregate of 60% marks in the qualifying examination.

PhD Specializations Offered:

Medicine
Dental
Pharmacy
Ayurveda
Physiotherapy
Nursing

KLE University Fees Structure for Doctorate Programs:

Courses
Total Fees
Pharm D
Rs. 9,20,000

KLE University Admissions:

Below mentioned is the KLE University admission procedure offered for the candidates:

  • Candidates applying for any program must fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned by the university.
  • KLE University admissions for MBBS, BDS, BAMS and BHMS programs are based on rank obtained by the candidates in the NEET UG exam.
  • Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Allied Health admissions are based on merit obtained in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates applying for Postgraduate MD/ MS in Medicine and Ayurveda and MDS programs must appear and qualify in the NEET PG entrance exam.
  • Applicants of Super Speciality courses such as M.Ch and DM must qualify in the NEET SS National entrance exam conducted by NBE. 
  • All the medical examinations are followed by online counselling and seat allotment by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)/ Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)/ AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee (AACCC). 
  • PG admissions for other programs are based on merit obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination. 
  • KLE University admissions for all the PhD programs are based on merit obtained by the candidates in the KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research All India Entrance Test (KAHER-AIET) conducted by the university. 

KLE University Infrastructure:

  • Hostel Facilities:

The Belagavi campus of the KLE University comprises 9 hostel campuses: 4 for Boys’ and 5 for Girls’. Hostel facilities are offered for the Medical, UG, PG, and Intern candidates.

All the KLE University hostels are well-maintained and are facilitated with 24 hours water and electricity supply with a generator back up. Each candidate is provided with a cot, study table, and a chair. The rooms are equipped with a fan, and more than 50% of rooms have attached bathrooms. 

Rooms 
Capacity
Boys - 586
1046
Girls - 887
1714
  • Sports Facilities:

The KLE University provides sports facilities for all the interested students. It annually conducts an Athletic Meet called Humbo. Sports facilities offered by the university include:

Cricket
Throw Ball
Lawn Tennis
Swimming
Volleyball
Basketball
Kabaddi
Football
Badminton
Table-tennis, Chess
  • Other Facilities:
Library 
Gymnasium
Eateries
Cycling Club
Running Club
Prayer House
KLE Museum
School of Music
Community Radio Station
Transport Facilities

KAHER Collaborations:

University of Illinois 
RTI International
The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
University of Colorado 
Harvard School of  Public Health 
University of Calgary 
World Health Organization
USAID
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
IAEA
Harvest Plus
University of California
University of East Anglia
University of Mississippi
Apollo Victor Hospital
International Diabetes Foundation
Himalaya
Government of India and Karnataka
SPI Pharma 
ICMR
KHPT
Manipal Hospitals 
National Institute of Health Science 
Smile Train

Common facilities
Library Library
Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
Gym Gym
Sports Sports
Reviews

FAQ

- The KLE Society was established in 1916.

- The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College was established due to the extreme shortage of medical facilities in the Belagavi region.

- KLE University ranking is among the top universities in India for providing the best academic facilities to the students.

- The KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research was established on April 13th, 2006.

- There are 10 constituent colleges under the KLE Society established in multiple regions of Karnataka state.

- Yes, the university offers separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls.

- Under KLE University, there are two medical colleges: J.N. Medical College, Belagavi, and KLE JGMM Medical College, Hubballi.

- There are 4 courses offered under the Medical stream: MBBS, BDS, BAMS, and BHMS.

- Candidates applying for KLE University admission for the BDS program must appear and qualify in the NEET UG entrance exam.

- The KLE University Fee structure for the first-year MBBS program is Rs. 18,28,800 per year.
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