Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, opened its doors in January 1955. The Medical Council of India granted recognition to KMC Mangalore in 1958, with the first graduating class. Recognition by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council followed soon. The College was first affiliated to Karnataka University and later in 1965 to Mysore University, followed by affiliation to Mangalore University in 1980. Manipal, today, could be a data powerhouse and a name in teaching. Over 5 decades past, one man, Dr Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, had a vision that ensured everything he did then, was consigned to posterity, ensuring that generation of scholars fancy the fruits of his labour until eternity on this lateritic upland and also the students can, forever, have one name on their lips, that of Manipal. Manipal University could be a name to recollect, not simply across the India, however worldwide. The very fact that students from fifty two countries area unit learning here could be a testimony to the present fame.
Fired by the need to supply health care and different essential services to the individuals of this region, Dr TMA Pai reworked the upland into what it now's. He turned the geographical area into a sanctuary of education.
KMS Admission:Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test. Important Note for MBBS, BDS, MD, MS, MDS, PG Diploma aspirants As per the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated December 13, 2012, Manipal University will be conducting all India online entrance test for admission to the following courses: