Karnataka is the only state in India which has the highest number of MBBS colleges and seats in India. Karnataka has an astonishing number of 65 medical colleges. Mysore Medical College and Research institute is one of the oldest colleges in Karnataka. In this blog, we will discuss the top and the best medical colleges in Karnataka based on the reports of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The cut-off marks required to join these colleges are also listed in this blog.

Top 7 Medical Colleges in Karnataka

State Rank College Name City Total MBBS Seats
1 National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (PG Courses Only) Bengaluru Not Available
2 Kasturba Medical College Manipal 250
3 St. John’s Medical College Bengaluru 150
4 JSS Medical College Mysore 200
5 Kasturba Medical College Mangaluru 250
6 M. S. Ramaiah Medical College Bengaluru 150
7 K. S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangaluru 150

The colleges mentioned above are the top medical colleges in Karnataka according to the NIRF. These 7 colleges rank within the top 30 colleges all over India.

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences – Bangalore

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore is the top institution in India for research on Mental Health and Neuro Sciences.National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences got the 4th place on the overall ranking by the NIRF. There are no UG courses available in this college, Only PG courses are available in this college.

Kasturba Medical College – Manipal

Kasturba Medical College is one of the best colleges in Karnataka. It got 9th place in the overall Indian Medical College ranking by the NIRF. The Infrastructure of this college is very good when compared with others.

Cutoff Required to Study MBBS in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Category NEET Score (2020) Minimum Percentile
Unreserved (UR)  720-147 50%
EWS / PH 146-129 45%
SC 146-113 40%
ST 146-113 40%
OBC 146-113 40%
SC – PH 128-113 40%
ST – PH 128-113 40%
OBC – PH 128-113 40%

St. John’s Medical College – Bengaluru

St. John’s Medical College is a private medical college in Karnataka. It is a part of the St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences administered by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. St. John’s Medical College got the 14th place in the overall Indian medical colleges ranking by the NIRF.

Cutoff Required to Study MBBS in St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

Category NEET Score (2020) Minimum percentile
Unreserved (UR) 686 – 469 50 %
SC 469 – 353 40 %
ST 467 – 304 40 %
OBC 469 – 466 40 %
General – PH 467 – 213 45 %
OBC- PH 214 – 211 40 %
SC – PH 210 – 131 40 %
ST – PH 214 – 119 40 %

JSS Medical College – Mysore

JSS Medical College is one of the best private medical colleges in Mysore, Karnataka. It got the 20th place in the top Indian medical colleges ranking given by the NIRF. This college was established in 1981.

Cutoff Required to Study MBBS in JSS Medical College, Mysore

Category NEET Score (2020) Minimum Percentile
Unreserved (UR)  720-147 50%
EWS / PH 146-129 45%
SC 146-113 40%
ST 146-113 40%
OBC 146-113 40%
SC – PH 128-113 40%
ST – PH 128-113 40%
OBC – PH 128-113 40%

Kasturba Medical College – Mangalore

Kasturba Medical College is one of the private colleges in Mangalore. It got the 21st place in the overall Indian medical colleges ranking by the NIRF. It was established in 1955. It is a constituent part of MAHE, Manipal.

Cutoff Required to Study MBBS in Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

Category NEET Score (2020) Minimum Percentile
Unreserved (UR)  720-147 50%
EWS / PH 146-129 45%
SC 146-113 40%
ST 146-113 40%
OBC 146-113 40%
SC – PH 128-113 40%
ST – PH 128-113 40%
OBC – PH 128-113 40%

 

M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru

S. Ramaiah Medical College was founded in 1979 and located in Bengaluru. This college got the 30th place in the overall Indian medical colleges ranking by the NIRF. This is also a private medical college.

Cut-Off Required to Study MBBS in M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru

Category NEET Score (2020) Minimum Percentile
General 457 50%
OBC 446 40%
SC 353 40%
ST 529 40%

K. S. Hegde Medical Academy – Mangalore

S. Hegde Medical Academy is a medical college in Deralakatte, near the city of Mangalore. It is managed by the Nitte Education Trust, which runs a number of professional colleges in the state of Karnataka. It got the 36th place in the overall Indian medical college ranking by the NIRF.

Cutoff Required to Study MBBS in K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore

Category NEET Score(2020) Minimum Percentile
Unreserved (UR)  720-147 50%
EWS / PH 146-129 45%
SC 146-113 40%
ST 146-113 40%
OBC 146-113 40%
SC – PH 128-113 40%
ST – PH 128-113 40%
OBC – PH 128-113 40%