It was the first self financing medical college in India and it was also the first Institution of India who has followed the Public Private Partnership.
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore was established in 1955. It is a constituent part of Manipal University founded by Dr. TMA Pai. It got recognition from Medical Council of India in 1958. It was soon recognised by The General Medical Council of Great Britain, The Malaysian Medical Council and The Australian Medical Council. It also received full (AAHRPP) Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs accreditation in Dec 2011—a first in India.The college was first affiliated to Karnataka University and later in 1965 to Mysore University, followed by affiliation to Mangalore University in 1980.
1. Ranked 2nd among Top Private Medical Colleges in India by The Week Magazine, June 2014 Edition.
2. Ranked 5th among Top Medical Colleges in India by The Education World Magazine, June 2013 Edition.
3. Ranked 9th among Top Medical Colleges in India by India Today Magazine, June 2013 Edition