The Department of Paediatrics at KMC Manipal was established in 1953 and is primarily concerned with the delivery of affordable healthcare to children, and to train competent, compassionate and caring physician through excellence in teaching, patient care and medical research. It has weekly and monthly outreach programs, state-of-the-art Neonatal ICUs/Paediatric ICUs and specialty clinics for immunisations and detection of Haemophilia, Thalassemai and other life-threatening diseases.

The undergraduate and postgraduate courses are recognised by MCI. It is a part of Kasturba Hospital which is ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14000 (Environmental Management System) certified. It is also NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers under Quality Council of India) accredited first medical college in Karnataka and second in India.

It offers an undergraduate twinning training program with UMC Utrecht, one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands. There are several undergraduate elective students from various universities like Amsterdam, Maastricht, Monash who are trained in the department. Research projects sanctioned by ICMR are also being conducted in the department.


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


DCH - Paediatrics

MD - Paediatrics



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


The Department of Neurology has EEG/ENMG Labs.


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.