The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) established St. John’s Medical College in Bengaluru in 1963 with the aim of training healthcare personnel committed to serving the poor in the margins. It was dedicated as a memorial of the XXXVIII International Eucharistic Congress held in Bombay in 1964 and named after St. John the Baptist, the Patron of the Pope John XXIII, who was an ardent supporter of this initiative of the Catholic Church in India.
St. John's Medical College offers graduate, postgraduate, diploma and super specialty degrees recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, KA. Around 900 students currently undergo training in various Medicine and Paramedical courses offered by the institute. The institute also has its own entrance exam as per a Supreme Court ruling. St. John's Medical College was ranked 14 among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today and 4th in India by Outlook India. It was ranked 3rd among top private medical colleges in India in 2017 by Careers360 in the same year.
MBBS and MD/ MS candidates must apply through KEA counselling after qualifying NEET and PGET respectively.
Candidates applying for B.Sc., BPT, M.Sc., PG Diploma, Super-Specialty and DNB programs must take the Entrance Exam conducted by St. John’s Medical College by applying through the institute admission process.
Applications for the St. John’s Entrance Exam can be submitted by contacting the institute.
Diploma holders fulfilling the eligibility conditions specified in the ordinance of Allied Health Science Courses are eligible for Lateral Entry to the B.Sc. programs.
Candidates who have cleared the MBBS program within not more than two additional years than minimum duration are eligible for the MD/ MS programs.
PG candidates must not be over 45 years of age (relaxed for scheduled caste/ tribe candidates by three years).
MBBS and MD/ MS candidates are selected through KEA counselling.
Candidates for B.Sc., M.Sc., BPT, and other PG programs are selected on the basis of marks obtained in St. John’s Entrance Exam.
The institute reserves seat for eligible candidates as per KEA and Karnataka State Govt. norms.
Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru