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Karnataka is the most preferred place of students for higher education. Whilst, education is not just about state and capital, but Karnataka has become the primary destination for pursuing medical courses. There are variety of educational hubs across the Karnataka. For MBBS admission in Karnataka, Kempegodwa Institute of medical sciences, SS institute of medical sciences are some of the best medical institutions.

Unlike other states, and medical colleges, medical institutions of Karnataka offer MBBS admission through NEET UG. Karnataka is located in the southwest part of India and attached with Arabian sea coastlines. Bengaluru formerly Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka.

Although it is known for high tech hubs, but you can pursue MBBS in Karnataka through NEET examination. Let’s explore more about MBBS course in Karnataka.

Course overview

  Course name   Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  Exam conduction authority   The Karnataka Examination Authority, Bangalore.
  Admission Level   State- Level exam
  Frequency   Once in a year
  Eligibility   10+2 education with 50% marks in CPB and English as the main subjects.
  Official website
  NEET   Required
  Admission Process   On academic and NEET performance

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Course

As we have mentioned that MBBS admission is possible only through NEET Examination. The candidates who are seeking MBBS admission in Karnataka are not allowed to write NEET examination if they don’t fulfill the criteria of exam conduction authority. The eligibility criteria for NEET exam are given below.

  1. The minimum age of the candidate should be 17 years as on 31st December in the academic year. However, the maximum age of the application should be 25 years. Additionally, 5 years age relaxation will be provided to the reserved category candidates.
  2. The applicant must hold Indian nationality. On the other hand, OCI card holders/NRIs can also apply for the admission. Not that only Indian citizens are eligible for all types of MBBS seats except NRI seats.
  3. For MBBS admission qualifying NEET-UG is compulsory. But for writing NEET exam, the candidates must have passed 10+2 education with physics, chemistry, biology and English as main subjects. The minimum marks obtained by the students in 10+2 is 50% marks for general category and 40% marks for reserved category.

 Admission Procedure

The admission procedure is quite simple and easy. The aspiring medical students can pursue medicine here by fulfilling the basic eligibility criteria. The candidates who have passed the NEET examination and participated in the NEET counselling. The MBBS seats were allotted on the basis of the marks obtained in NEET and rank of the student. In Karnataka majority of the medical colleges consider NEET marks for admission in medical courses. NEET is the single getaway to get into the medical universities and colleges of Karnataka.

Selection Process

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Bangalore conducts release the merit list and final merit list of the students appeared in the examination. A merit list of prepared on the basis of NEET scores for all eligible and qualified students.  After this, the KEA, conducts the Counselling for admission.

There will be three rounds including mop-up round. Students have to participate in all counselling rounds of MBBS Admission. The students also have to make choice of college as per their rank and marks. The seats will be allotted to the student as per the availability and performance.

Necessary Documents

The candidates should have to bring the below mentioned documents (original) for the counselling session.

  • NEET admit card
  • NEET scorecard
  • 10th and 12th marksheets
  • Category certificate, if required
  • Domicile certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Passport size photograph
  • Matric marksheet and passing certificate

Top Colleges

S.No.CollegeFees Structure
1BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
2Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore
3East Point College of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore
4Jaya Jagadguru Murugharajendra Medical College Davangere
5K.Venkataramana Gowda Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore
6Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
7M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
8Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga
9S. Nijalingappa Medical College and Research Centre, Bagalkot
10Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
11Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Tumkur
12Shymanuru Shivashankarappa Institute Of Medical Sciences, Davangere
13Sri Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga
14A.J.Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Mangalore
15Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore
16Al-Ameen Medical College, Bijapur
17Father Muller Institute of Med. Education & Research, Mangalore
18Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore
19M.V.J.Medical College and Research Hospital, Bangalore
20Navodaya Medical College, Raichur
21Srinivasa Institute of Medical Research Center, Mangalore
22St John's Medical College, Bangalore
23Subbaiah Institute of Medical Science, shimoga
24The Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Bangalore
25Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Bangalore
26Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya
27Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education & Research,Harohalli.
28Khaja Bande Navaz Institute Of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga
29SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad
30Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara-JSS Medical College, Mysore(Deemed University)
31Jawaharalal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum(KLE)(Deemed University)
32K.S.Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore)(Deemed University)
33Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore(Deemed University)
34Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore)(Deemed University)

Fees Structure

The MBBS fees of Karnataka medical college and universities are affordable. If you want to pursue MBBS In India, Karnataka is the best and affordable place to study. The colleges are offering high standard education and excellent infrastructure for study and practice.

Scope After MBBS from Karnataka

The career scope after completing. MBBS in Karnataka is gratifying. The students who really wish to become a successful doctor and treat the patients will have a great scope in India and abroad. Being an MBBS doctor from Karnataka provide you reputation and big pay scale.


So, all in all, MBBS admission in Karnataka is not a rocket science. You have to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria and follow the steps for final seat allotment. You have to appear in NEET examination to get admission in medical courses. MBBS is a sought course for science students. The 5.5 years degree program is full of opportunity, and you can also go outside India for further studies.

Thus, opting MBBS in Karnataka is a great choice. There are multiple choices available for the students of Karnataka and non-karnataka’s applicants. I hope this article helped you to get insight of Karnataka for medical education.

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