Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

Govt Est. 1955Bangalore, Karnataka
About College

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

The Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute previously known as Bangalore Medical College was initially started as a private Medical college in the year 1955 by Mysore Medical Education Society and was later handed over to the Government of Karnataka in 1956 and was affiliated to Bangalore University. After the formation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences BMC was affiliated to the new university in 1997. The Founders of this Society were  Dr. R. Shivaram, Dr. Mekhri, Dr. B.K. Narayana Rao and Dr. B.V. Ramaswamy. It is located on K.R. Road, near City Market - The heart of Bangalore. It is very well-connected by Road, Rail, Metro and aerial routes. BMCRI was ranked 14th among medical colleges in India in 2020 by India Today and 12th among medical colleges in India in 2019 by Outlook India and 9th by The Week.

The Medical College is among the top medical college in Karnataka and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences-RGUHS, Karnataka, and recognized by National Medical Commission (NMC), India. It has an annual intake of 250 MBBS seats, 280 seats in 22 disciplines of Post-Graduate studies and 18 seats in 7 Super-Specialization studies. It celebrated its golden jubilee in 2005–2006 with major renovation and the inauguration of a state-of-the-art digital library and Basavarajendra Auditorium. In 2006, the college was granted Autonomous status by the Government of Karnataka. The college is presently undergoing major renovation along the lines of AIIMS. Work on upgrade of the college to the level of AIIMS started in March 2007. Under the Rs1.2 billion (US$17 million) centrally funded project upgrade work is taking place in the college as well as all the affiliated hospitals.

The campus is spread in an area of over 200 acres which includes the academic block, hospitals, library, hostels, student lounge, food court, gymnasium, a basketball court, volleyball court etc. There are very  good spacious Classrooms, 4 Lecture halls with a seating capacity of 100, Demonstration room, Examination Hall. Auditorium is located on the top of the building. Departmental museums are in place and there are state of the art laboratory facilities.  A Seminar Hall has been constructed by the alumni with a capacity of 280 seats with access to the latest equipment for Tele-medicine. The Tele-Medicine unit was started in collaboration with ISRO on the eve of Golden jubilee celebrations and it makes BMCRI the first Government Medical college to provide this facility in the state of Karnataka. 

The Clinical Skills Centre in the BMCRI campus offers hands-on training in Microsurgery techniques applicable in various super specialties like laparoscopic surgery, neurosurgery, Plastic surgery, ENT surgery and Ophthalmology. The mentors at the centre include teaching faculty from BMCRI, other medical colleges and private practicing surgeons. With this, BMCRI became one of the very few centres in this country to offer this facility and training. The Infosys Foundation has constructed a well equipped 24 hours central laboratory at Victoria Hospital campus which includes the Pathology, Microbiology and the Biochemistry labs. It provides the latest diagnostic tests at a subsidised rates for the poor and needy patients. The Centenary building houses new wards, the Nuclear medicine department with gamma camera and modern operation theatres. Vishranthi Dhama, A Dharmashala on the campus provides highly subsidized accommodation for patients’ attendants.

Central Library having all Medical Books Indian & Foreign Journals with separate space to the students & Teaching Staff also 1 Digital Library. This digital library has 80 nodes, which have access to the latest medical journals and is used by the students and faculty of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for research purposes and to acquire the latest medical knowledge. Indoor and Outdoor Sports, Games and Recreational facilities are available. The boys hostels are Bheema Hostel located near Rayan Circle, Tunga Bhadra Hostel within campus and another near Palace Road which holds a special place. The ladies Kaveri hostel is located within campus next to the Tunga Bhadra hostel. The postgraduate hostel is located in Chamarajpet.

Number of Seats in Post-Graduation and Super-Specialization
Radio-Diagnosis14Ophthalmology26PSM 7Physiology5Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 4
Obstetrics & Gynaecology24ENT12Forensic Medicine 6Anatomy5Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery 2
Psychiatry 5Orthopaedics15Pathology12Bio-Chemistry4Paediatric Surgery 3
General Medicine32General Surgery28Pharmacology 9  Neuro Surgery 2
Paediatrics18  Microbiology 5   Surgical Gastroenterology 2
Anaesthesiology33      DM 
Pulmonary Medicine 8      Cardiology 2
Dermatology 7       Neurology 3
Radiotherapy 3        
Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion 2        

BMRCI Attached Hospitals

1. Victoria Hospital

Is a government run hospital affiliated with Bangalore Medical College now renamed Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. It is the largest hospital in Bangalore, and the second largest Hospital in India accommodating more than 1000 patients at a time. Started by Shri Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the then Maharaja of Mysore in 1901. Emergency services are available 24 hours including traumatology and emergency surgery in the Mahabodhi Burns and Casualty block with a 24-hour blood bank. The burns department housed in the same building is among the best in Karnataka and is managed by the Plastic Surgery department. A centralized laboratory modernized with a grant from Infosys provides 24-hour services. The outpatient department housed in the Sir Puttanna Chetty block has a pharmacy that supplies medicines free to poor patients. The facilities available includes departments of Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiology and Radiotherapy, physiotherapy, Forensic Medicine super specialities include Plastic Surgery, Surgical and Medical Gastro Enterology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology and Urology. 

2. Vanivilas Women and Children Hospital

It was built in 1935 and renovated in 2002 and is also one of the oldest hospitals has 536 beds and an average of 75-80 patients are treated as out-patients every day, 17-20 patients admitted, and average 500 surgeries per month are conducted. It has well equipped Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery Departments. There is a neonatal intensive care unit. Vanivilas hospital is a center for excellence in prevention of parent to child transmission of AIDS. 

3. Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital

Is a teaching hospital and autonomous university in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It was originally a medical institution belonging to Mysore State, but in 1884 it was made over to the Civil and Military Administration. This hospital was only the Civil Medical Institution of Bangalore till 1890. It had accommodation for 104 beds, of which 80 were for men and 24 for women patients. Additional accommodation for female patients was provided by the donations contributed by philanthropic citizens and by the Government of India.Now it's renamed as Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute inaugurated on 29/12/2020. the 152-year-old hospital has also been teaching students pursuing medical degrees since late 19th century during the British Raj. Now it is a multispeciality hospital, located in the heart of Bangalore City, at Shivajinagar with 686 beds and an average of 700-900 patients are treated as outpatients every day, 70-80 patients get admitted, and average 420-450 deliveries per month are conducted in addition to 800 surgeries per month. 

4. Minto Eye Hospital

Minto Eye Hospital was established in the year 1896 making it one of the oldest speciality eye hospitals in the world. It is a 300 bedded, tertiary ophthalmic hospital attached to BMCRI, which caters to the need of Karnataka and also the neighbouring areas of other states. It includes an Eye Bank, Glaucoma clinic, Squint clinic and a Vitreo retinal centre.

5. SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium

The SDS Tuberculosis and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest diseases (formerly SDS Tuberculosis Sanatorium) is a government run institute affiliated with Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute specializing in treating tuberculosis and other chest diseases. The sanatorium is housed on a sprawling campus near Hosur road in Bangalore. It a premier institute where chest diseases are treated with expertise from the best in the field. Of special importance attributed to the hospital is its treatment of tuberculosis which is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the region. Specialised treatment of tuberculosis and its varied complications are dealt with medically and if be need surgically yet being very cost effective. It also functions as a chest injury and trauma care referral hospital.

In addition, A 203-bed super-speciality tertiary care hospital PMSSY Hospital has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 72 crores under the Pradhana Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) on the premises of the college. The new hospital has super-speciality departments of neurology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, cardiology, paediatric surgery and surgical gastroenterology.

Apart from this, it is involved in community health facilities like Nelamangala Taluk Hospital, the urban family welfare center on Siddaiah Road and primary health centers in Pavgada, Sundekoppa, K. G. Halli and Hessarghatta. As a part of rural outreach specialist doctors are sent by the college to these rural centres every month. The teaching hospitals attached to Bangalore Medical College have more than 3,000 beds. Apart from undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses are available in most specialities. Mahabodhi Burns Centre is a state-of-the-art burns department with an associated Skin bank which caters to all of Karnataka.

These hospitals with total bed strength of around 3500, cater to half of the population of Bangalore City and surrounding areas. 

Contact Details:

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
Fort, K.R. Road Bangalore - 560 002
Karnataka, India

Phone: 080 2670 0810

Email: [email protected]


  • Admission Process

    KEA – Karnataka Examination Authority conducts counselling for Government Medical College (50% seats and another 50% will be conducted by MCC), 100% seat allotment in Private Medical College by KEA (which includes Non-Minority, Linguistic minority, Religious minority institutions). KEA counselling is conducted in 3 rounds, 1st round, 2nd round & Mop-up round. Application form will be available in PGET section in

    Step-Wise Process of KEA Counselling

    • PGET - Notification
    • PGET - Information Bulletin
    • PGET - Schedule
    • PGET - Online Application 
    • PGET Uploading of documents
    • Applied list
    • Verification of documents
    • Verified list (Verification slip and KCET number)
    • Seat matrix & Fees structure

    Separate seat matrix for Government seat, Private seat, NRI seat and others quota

    First Round :-

    • First round schedule
    • Option entry
    • Mock allotment results
    • Chance for candidates to reshuffle their choice
    • Locking of choice 

    (IMPORTANT NOTE – KEA Doesn’t allow fresh entry. In second Round only reshuffling is allowed)

    • Result First Round
    • Allotment cut-off first round
    • Reporting to the college (Choice 1,2,3,4 are given)

    Second Round:-

    • Option entry & choice filling (only reshuffling is allowed)
    • Allotment & cut-off of second round
    • Reporting 

    “NOTE: People who got allotted in 1st & 2nd Round are not allowed to participate in mop-up round “

    Mop Up Round:-

    • Fresh entries are allowed in mop-up round.
    • Mop-Up Registration Form
    • Document verification
    • Verified list
    • Option entry (it was done online in 2020, whereas in 2019 it was offline counselling) 
    • In 2020 extended mop-up round was done which was offline after decrease of percentile.

    Stray vacany round:-

    • (Institutional Mop-up round of counselling. seats left vacant or remaining unfiled still after a mop-up round of KEA counselling. This round is conducted by colleges to fill the left-over seat).





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