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Kasturba Medical College
India's first private medical college

June 30, 1953 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the development of medical education in India. This eventful day saw the forming of Kasturba Medical College. Founded by Dr. T. M. A. Pai, KMC is also India's first private medical college. Kasturba's entry into the domain of medical education was on a new philosophy. Higher education was now offered as a co-operative venture.

Kasturba began as an experiment. The success of this experiment gave
Kasturba the distinction of becoming a hallmark in medical education. Helping position Manipal among the frontline educational complexes in the country.

Kasturba's maiden affiliation to Karnataka University and recognition of the first batch of doctors by the Indian Medical Council combined with that of the British Medical Council stand testimony to the quality of education at Manipal. This premier medical institution continues to be on an excellent track. Reason enough for Kasturba to attract students from all parts of India. Reinforcing this credibility is students converging on Manipal from 27 countries.

Making Indian pride fly higher: The faculty aid facilities at Kasturba managed by the Dr. T M A Pai Foundation can be compared among the best around the world, Massive libraries, hostels, play grounds, swimming pools and the 1700 bed super speciality Kasturba Hospital all add up to make Kasturba Medical College stand out of the crowd. It is excellence all the way. The State having seen the success of medical education at Manipal has permitted opening of other institutions across the country for similar purposes. That's echoing Manipal.

Kasturba's rural background has proved godsend. Large parts of South Kanara and nearby districts enjoy good health.

Additions to the Dr. T.M.A. Pai Foundation network is the Kasturba Medical College at Mangalore. 63 Kms away from Manipal, the port town Mangalore is enriched in medical care through the Kasturba Medical College & Hospitals care of the Manipal repute.

Kasturba Medical College
Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 820 2571201, 2571299

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