Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences was established in the year 1980 by the Vokkaligara Sangha and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. The Vokkaligara Sangha took a formal decision on 2.9.1979 to start a medical college from the year 1980-81 and applied for permission to the Registrar, Bangalore University. On 30.11.1980 the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. R Gundu Rao laid the foundation stone of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital in the premises of the Sangha and announced the grant of vacant land in Banashankari to be used for the construction of college building and hostels. Thereafter, the Sangha appointed Dr M Basavaraju, Professor of Physiology as the principal on 1.1.1981 and other staff by March 1981 and classes were started regularly from the 16th of March 1981. Since then 16th March is observed every year as KIMS Day. The Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute was held in the year 2006. A Magnificent college building to mark the centenary celebrations of the Vokkaligara Sangha and the Silver Jubilee of KIMS has been built at the Banashankari Campus.
Kampegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) came into existence in 1980 in Banglore, Karnataka. The institute is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
The application process conducted by the institute is offline.
Selection of candidates in M.B.B.S. is based on the score of COMEDK/KCET .
The candidates seeking admission in any of the PG degree and Diploma programs, including MD and MS courses are required to have passed M.B.B.S. along with the compulsory one-year rotary internship program.
The selection of the candidates in all the PG programs is based on the rank list of PGCET/ COMED-K .
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