The Department of Medicine at KMC Manipal functions with nine units. It is one of the key departments with an average of 300-400 outpatients daily  and five ICUs. It caters to general medical problems and medical emergencies.

The department was started as a part of Kasturba Medical College in 1963 while the post-graduation program in general surgery started in 1973. It teaches undergraduate medical (MBBS) as well as postgraduate (MD, General Medicine) students.

Undergraduate teaching involves lectures, bedside clinics, grand rounds and students seminars. Postgraduate students are posted in specialties in the second year of residency on rotation to Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Chest Medicine and Psychiatry.

The department regularly conducts CMEs and conferences and is actively involved in clinical research and clinical drug trials with Manipal Acunova.

Click here for Manipal ID CME 2014– “Antimicrobial Resistance” brochure



The Department of Medicine has collaborations with:

  • Manipal Acunova for Clinical Research
  • Indian Council of Medical Research for Young Diabetes Registry
  • Alabama University for NCD.


Core competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Student training - undergraduate and post-graduate
  • More than 800 physicians, renowned at national and international levels for professional excellence
  • One of the oldest Medicine departments in the private sector in India.


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The Department of Medicine, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MD - General Medicine



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


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 behavior 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.