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Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences

Region: Karnataka Country: India

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences was established in the year 1980 by the Vokkaligara Sangha and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka.The Vokkaligara Sangha took a formal decision on 2.9.1979 to start a medical college from the year 1980-81 and applied for permission to the Registrar, Bangalore University.

On 30.11.1980 the Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. R Gundu Rao laid the foundation stone of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital in the premises of the Sangha and announced the grant of vacant land in Banashankari to be used for the construction of college building and hostels. Thereafter, the Sangha appointed Dr M Basavaraju, Professor of Physiology as the principal on 1.1.1981 and other staff by March 1981 and classes were started regularly from the 16th of March 1981.

Since then 16th March is observed every year as KIMS Day. The Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute was held in the year 2006.A Magnificent college building to mark the centenary celebrations of the Vokkaligara Sangha and the Silver Jubilee of KIMS has been built at the Banashankari Campus.

The emblem of KIMS consists of a central wand with entwined snakes symbolizing the Greek and Roman Gods of Health called Hermis & Mercury, a symbol of modern medical science.

The tower at the top depicts one of the four towers erected by Sri. Magadi Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore city who had erected these towers in all four directions to mark the boundaries of the city of Bangalore which still exists as tourist spots, though the city has grown beyond these limits. The motto SATHATHA SEVA THATHPARATHE inscripted in Kannada language proclaims the goal in the life of every KIMS graduate meaning Always devoted to the service.

Objectives of the Institution:

  • Impart training to medical students to be competent in the management of health problems of the individual and the community, commensurate with his/her position as a member of the society and familiarize with the national health programmes.
  • Develop his/her personal characteristics and attitude required for professional life such as personal integrity, sense of responsibility, dependability and ability to relate to or show concern for other individuals.
  • Enable him/her to work as a leading partner in health care teams, gear up to mobilize resources to meet the health needs of natural calamities when required.
  • Enable him/her to acquire proficiency in communication skills to appreciate social, psychological, cultural, economic and environmental factors affecting health and to develop human attitude towards discharging ones professional responsibility.
  • Develop attitudes for continued self learning and seek further expertise or to pursue research in any chosen area of medicine
KIMS is recognized by the Medical Council of India permanently for running of MBBS Course since 1980-81 and also running Post-graduate degree/diploma courses since 1991-92 and these courses are also recognized by Government of India.

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences is also recognized by
  • General Medical Council, United Kingdom
  • World Health Organization.
  • The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, London.
KIMS is located in two sections:-
  • Pre-clinical and Para Clinical departments are Located at Banashankari IInd Stage near BDA complex, Bangalore-560070.
  • Clinical departments and KIMS Hospital are located at the KIMS Hospital K.R Road, V.V Puram, Bangalore-560004, 4kms from the College campus.
The Vokkaligara Sangha was founded in the year 1906 to promote social, cultural and educational aspirations of the agricultural community of the erstwhile Mysore State. For 60 years, the Sangha was running a hostel called"Vokkaligara Hostel", which was providing hostel facilities for all communities. Many distinguished officers, educationists and political leaders of Karnataka hailing from rural areas made use of this hostel facility during their educational career.

The Sangha has been promoting the cause of education. Under its auspices, the following institutions are being run:
  • Visveswarapuram College of Science
  • Visveswarapuram College of Arts and Commerce
  • Visveswarapuram College of Law
  • Visveswarapuram Evening College of Arts, Commerce and Law.
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology (Offering courses in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Computer Science, Architecture, MCA, MBA etc.)
  • V.V Puram Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Rural Middle School and High School at Sreegandhadakaval.
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. (KIMS)
  • Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College.
  • Kempegowda Institute of Nursing.
  • Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy
The number of students studying in all these institutions is well over 8000.

From the Dean & Principal's Desk
On behalf of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (popularly known as KIMS) faculty and staff, I take this opportunity to welcome you to our website. Here you will find information about the Institute, its infrastructure, its departments, faculty and staff, academic programs, activities, admission procedure and other related aspects.

The Institute was started in the year 1981 as a medical college and has its own multi specialty hospital providing tertiary medical care and community health services. The total bed strength of the hospital is 1000. It is currently affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and recognized by the Medical Council of India for imparting training for U.G. and P.G. courses in various medical and surgical specialties.

The institute is also recognized by General Medical Council, UK and is listed in the Directory of Medical Schools of World health Organization. The annual intake for MBBS course is 120 and PG degree/ diploma in various specialties is 93.

Till date more than 3500 doctors and specialists have graduated from the Institute. The college has been conducting postgraduate courses since 1991 in the various medical and surgical disciplines. The Institute provides a very good infrastructure for medical care and research. It has been in the forefront of academics and health care delivery with many awards and commendations. It has played a major role in training medical professionals not only to the people of Karnataka but through its alumni to across India and the world over.

Our faculty comprises of very talented, renowned and successful physicians, surgeons and basic science teachers. It has been imparting up-to-date knowledge and training in an environment of good diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, research and academic activity.

Looking forward to the future, we anticipate a challenging and exciting period ahead; for which our faculty and staff are fully geared for. We appreciate your interest in our Website and trust that you will find it to be informative and helpful.

There are five buses including one mini bus and two Maruthi vans available for Transportation of students to and from Banashankari campus to the Hospital premises and to transport them to various training centres.

There are five buses including one mini bus and two Maruthi vans available for Transportation of students to and from Banashankari campus to the Hospital premises and to transport them to various training centres.

The college has a fully equipped health club with a 10 Station Multi-Gym, two TreadMills and Steppers and a Trained Instructor. The Health Club is open to all students of KIMS from 6:00AM to 8:00PM. Indoor Games like Chess, Carrom and Table tennis are also available. The New Sports Complex coming up will house two Synthetic Tennis Courts, Basketball and Volleyball Courts and an Amphitheatre.

The KIMS Co-Operative Society was started in the year 1981. It caters to the needs of students and staff in their requirement of books, stationary and other articles at concessional prices. All students of KIMS and teaching faculty members are share holders of the society. The board of directors of the society consists of teaching faculty as well as students.

The Hospital Canteen Sri Nidhi Sagar caters to the need of Faculty, Students and staff at KIMS Hospital. A new canteen with modern amenities is open at the college campus.

Punjab National Bank is situated in the college campus to cater to the banking need of the students. ATM facilities are available. ATM's of Corporation Bank, Canara Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank are situated surrounding the college premises. Syndicate Bank, BIT Branch caters to the need of students in the Hospital premises.

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD - General Medicine
  • MD - Paediatrics
  • MD - Dermatology
  • MD - Physiology
  • MD - Community Medicine
  • MD - Microbiology
  • MS - General Surgery
  • MS - ENT
  • MS - Orthopaedics
  • MS - Ophthalmology
  • MD - TB & Chest Diseases
  • MD - Psychiatry
  • MD - Radiodiagnosis
  • MD - Emergency Medicine
  • MD - Pathology
  • MD - Biochemistry
  • MD - Anaesthesiology
  • MS - Anatomy
  • MD - Skin & V.D
  • Diploma Programmes

Video Presentation

KIMS medical seat scandal - Sting Operation - Suvarna News

SEAT BEKA SEAT - Seats for sale... A secret operation on the Bangalore KIMS medical seats fraud... KIMS Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in our state. It comes under the administration of Vokkaligara Sangha at K.R.Road, Bangalore... Every year crores of money is looted through drop-out medical seats. Sangha president Kenchappa Gowda is the leader of these looters. Watch all the three segments to see complete picture on these scandal.

Contact Details

Address: Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS),  Banashankari 2nd Stage , Bangalore-560070


91-80-26715790, 26712791/ 92

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