Jawaharlal Nehru medical
College, Belgaum will seek to be a
center of excellence in Medical Education, Research, and
HealthCare services at the national and international level.
The institute in pursuit of
its vision will provide outstanding educational experience,
in all the disciplines of Medicine and allied Health
Sciences, in a supportive environment of scholarship,
research, integrity, critical thinking and self directed
learning. It will provide comprehensive, culturally
sensitive, community oriented Health care to individuals and
The vision and mission of
the institute will be accomplished using the values of
congeniality, openness, inclusiveness and community
involvement at a local and global level.
The institute will strive
to be among the top ten medical colleges in India in the spheres of medical
education, research and health care services. Added to this
1000 bed Dr.Prabhakar Kore Charitable
Hospital and three Primary
Health Centres and one urban Health centre will be the
epicenters of post graduate and under graduate training,
wherein patients are treated free and exclusively meant for
training the post graduate and under graduate in their basic
knowledge and skills.
The extreme shortage of
medical facilities in the region, promoted the KLE Society
to establish the Jawaharlal Nehru
in 1963. The J N Medical College,
Belgaum, stands testimony to the high
professional standards aimed for and achieved by the KLE
the able guidance and mature insight of the Founder Dean,
Late Dr. B.S.Jirge, the foundation of the present academic
vastness was laid.
Eminent medical educationist, late Dr.B.S. Desai and
Dr. M.Basavaraj Urs headed the institutions as principals
during the first decade.
over the reigns of the institution in 1971.
His distinguished tenure between 1971 and 1985 was
marked by the achievement of high standards of discipline,
decorum, and academic excellence.
the office of the principal in 1985.
During his tenure; the college saw vast growth in
infrastructure and learning resources.
He contributed substantially in the up coming of the
KLE Hospital and MRC, Department of Medical
Educaiton, Digital Library and collaboration with the
University of Illinois, USA.
These ideas were conceived and realized during his
and student support amenities were given a great emphasis by
Since August, 2002,
Dr.V.D.Patil MD,DCH took over the reigns as
has taken the onerous responsibility when the field of
higher medical education was going through the effects of
The college is recognized
by the Medical Council of India and has a 1000 bedded free
charitable block as well as the 1000 bedded Dr. Prabhakar
Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre on campus.
Both these facilities expose the medical students to
a holistic approach to medical science and its practice, in
both rural and urban areas. The college also runs a rural
hospital - Dr. Kamal Medical Centre, 150 KMs away at Ankola.
The sprawling 100 acre
campus has excellent infrastructure, such as state-of-the
art labs, equipments, as well as other facilities that
collectively provide a professional environment.
The high standards
maintained by the College have attracted students from all
over the world.
Several collaborations with ICMR, WHO, University of Illinois,
University of Missouri,
for teaching and research, have vastly enhanced the
reputation of the College.
Yet another testimony comes from the Chief Minister
of Perak, Malaysia, who acknowledged the high academic
caliber of the institution by signing an MOU to set up a
similar college in Malaysia.
Behind the reputation of
the college, are the solid credentials of an accomplished
faculty that imparts quality through a well-planned
curriculum, comprising of structured courses.
The college faculty has the distinction of winning
the coveted, B C. Roy
National Award for
Eminent Medical Teacher and the Hari Om Ashram Alembic
The College, now a
constituent college of
KLE University, is geared to reach a new
level of performance and set global standards.
World Class museums:
The College has unique
museums where medical facts and oddities relating to the
human body are on display.
A collection of over 300 dissected specimens and over
1000 models are all carefully preserved for the layman and
students, to observe.
These include every part of the human body.
The human fetus from a month old till its mature
stage, and other rarities such as cysts removed from the
body, are all on display, making it veritable bank of a
The vast expansions of
medical science and its complexity, necessitate that
constant experiments and case studies be conducted within
The College has an array of modern laboratories with
state-of the art equipments. Trained staff, provides proper
assistance and guidance to the students.
Department of Medical Education.
Advances in health science
and changing social structure of the country have
necessitated the need for modern and valid medical
Medical Education Cell established in 1980s, later emerged
as Department of Education for Health Professionals,
carrying out the following activities around the year.
Training of trainers: The Department conducts in
house workshops on educational technology and behavior
Education: Orientation program for the Under-Graduate is
organized every year.
The workshops for formulating/revising of the
syllabi/curricula including evaluation are carried out
from time to time.
Education: Apart from conducting Post-Graduate
orientation program every year, to give an insight into
research methodology, planning & execution of the
research, the department also trains PG students in
communication skills, scientific
communication/publication, evidence based medicine, and
Health Professionals training for paramedical
workers viz. BLS,ACLS etc, are carried out round the
College, Belgaum has total faculty strength of 520,
which include Professors, Readers, Lecturers and Others.
Faculty Improvement Program:
The faculty of JNMC which
exceeds 520 qualified, experienced teachers at various
teaching hierarchical positions, is the main strength of the
Various faculty developmental programs as listed below are
carried out round the year.
Instructional Methods, Objective Methods of
Student Assessment, Curriculum Planning, Program
evaluation, Faculty Evaluation with Educator’s
Portfolio, Medical Decision Making, Evidence Based
Computer application in health professions
Health Information Management System
The Department of Medical
Education has brought out the following curricular
reforms at both UG & PG levels.
Inter-disciplinary integrated (horizontal and
eg. anemia, tuberculosis, HIV etc
Introduction of case based
and Problem Based
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
multi medical and web based resources for teaching learning and
OSCE/OSPE evaluation systems.
Three primary Health
Centre’s Viz., at Kinaye,Wantamuri and Handignur have been
taken over by the college from the Government under the
These Health Care Centres are managed by the Medical College both administration wise and
These are a great boon to serve the community as well as for
the students to expose to community based health care
delivery & research programmes.
Health Center: JNMC is also running an
Urban Health Centre to fulfill the needs of MCI for
student’s community learning.
For ‘KLE’, Success is a Journey, not a Destination…….. Birth
of the University
“REACHING FOR THE STARS”
The KLE Society located at Belgaum (Karnataka) in the land of
famous dynasties such
as the Kadambas, Yadavas, Chalukyas, Peshwas and of freedom
fighter Rani Chennamma, the roots of which can be
traced back to year 1916 when seven selfless dedicated
teachers (fondly known as Saptarishis) and three patrons
(Founders) identified the immense need to create a strong educational base in the neglected areas of North
Karnataka & South Maharashtra.
This is how the KLE Society was born. Set upon a rare
philosophy & fundamental principals of imparting quality
education to the needy and the poor, the society
has grown tremendously in last nine decades.
Taking in to
account the Yeoman services rendered by the KLE society in
each and every field of education and also honoring its
efforts, the Ministry of Human resource Development (MHRD),
Govt. of India, on the recommendation of the University
Grant Commission (UGC), KLE University
was granted the deemed to be University status on 13th
The great visionary efforts of Dr. Prabhakar Kore MP,
Chairman, KLE Society, (ever since 1985 and uninterruptedly till
now), has been pivotal in deciding to march ahead in to the new
millennium as a University and thereby opening up the unexplored
horizons in the field of health education and health care must
be acknowledged for ever.
the establishment of the University there has no looking back
regarding the maintenance of the quality of education and also
in exploring the new areas in education. A constituent
college of KLE University, recognized by the Medical Council of India, Jawaharlal Nehru
(JNMC) is also recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council, and
listed in W.H.O. directory of World Medical Institutions. The
institution boasts of having committed faculty of eminence and
the alumni of the college is well placed in medical colleges/
research institutes, of repute in India and abroad and are considered respectable
authorities of their respective subjects which bring pride to
The J. N. Medical College,
the prized possession of the
University, has been
adjudged among the top twenty medical schools in the country as
per a national survey done in year 2007.
UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (RGUHS)
RGUHS offers you a world of opportunities to learn from faculty who are
leaders in their fields, to connect with students from all over
the world, to embrace a rich cultural life set in one of the
nations’ most happening state-Karnataka, and to build the
foundation for your future. It’s all here, waiting for you at
RHUHS is a premier Health University in India was started in the year 1996
by the Govt. of Karnataka through the enactment of RGUHS Act
1994 to include all the existing health science institutes which
were earlier affiliated to conventional universities with a
purpose of ensuring proper and systematic instruction, teaching,
training and research in modern and India systems of medicine.
The phenomenal increase in the number of institutions and students admitted
to various courses of medical and allied health sciences
warranted the need to regulate, monitor and standardize the
curricula as well as the evaluation system. The product of
medical and health science professional education was to meet
the societal needs for better health care, hence RGUHS had the
vision to bring in uniformity in the standards of teaching and
have a common curriculum for the various courses offered in
different colleges across Karnataka.
RGUHS is considered one of the top universities offering the best medical
education in India
with initiatives to make its syllabi for different courses of
world class quality taking it to the forefront of medical
education in India.
Based on the ever changing scenario and also on the needs of the society, it
has been restructuring its programs and also starting new ones
so that quality healthcare reaches the nooks and corners of the
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