Department of Surgery, KMC Mangalore is well engaged in teaching activities pertaining to undergraduate medical courses as well as postgraduate training in surgery. The 30-member strong teaching team conducts theory classes, seminars, practical clinical teaching and operative surgery training using audio-visual and IT gadgets. The department has acquired computers, handy cam, and digital camera for recording clinical meeting and an endotrainer for imparting basic laparoscopic skills.


Key Features

  • Oldest private medical school in the country
  • First private medical school to start surgical training program in India
  • First surgical department in a private medical school to conduct CME program
  • 8 surgical units distributed in both Government aided hospital and private hospital establishment
  • Students of both national and International genera
  • Strong alumni presence in varied fields, both in the country and abroad
  • First to perform open heart surgery in Mangalore


Core Competencies

  • General Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardio thoracic and Vascular surgery


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The Department of Surgery, KMC Mangalore offers the following program:


MS (General Surgery)

Teaching Schedule

III Semester

V Semester

VII Semester

IX Semester



The department has advanced laboratory with modern equipment's and facilities to enhance students' skills


The laboratory is geared with world-class equipment including to give students hand-on experience


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.