India (MSAI) - KLE, Belgaum, Karnataka
Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngeology, Internal Medicine - General, Surgery - General, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dermatology, Specialty subjects may be available sometimes, Cardiothoracic surgery, Psychiatry, Orthopaedic, Neurology, Radiology
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Situated at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range at an altitude of about 779 meters, 100 kilometers from the Arabian Sea is the city of Belagavi. Belagavi, formerly known as Belgaum, is the second most populous district of Karnataka, comprising of a population of 4,778,439, which is roughly equal to the nation of Singapore. It has been proposed as the second state capital by the Government of Karnataka and proudly boasts the second state administrative building, Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.

Its close proximity to the states of Maharashtra and Goa, Belagavi has acquired the cultural flavour of these states blended with the local Kannada culture to create a uniquely rich heritage.

Belagavi is home to great personalities like Kittur Chennamma, Sangolli Rayanna, Belawadi Mallamma, Kumar Gandharva, Atul Kulkarni, Chandrashekar Kambara, Kaka Kalelkar and Pandit S. Ballesh.

Three things about Belagavi that will wow you are its kunda, great weather, and style.


KLE University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Belagavi is the crown institute of the KLE University. Established in the year 1963, JNMC completed 50 glorious years in 2013. Since its inception, it has been the city’s pride and has attracted student’s from all across the globe. KLE University has been accredited ‘A’ grade (2nd cycle) by NAAC and has been placed in Category ‘A’ by MHRD (Gol).

Stretch over a span of 113-acre, the campus has excellent infrastructure and facilities, that will leave you feeling awe. JNMC boasts of Asia’s largest collection of Pathology specimens with over 2,300 of them in the museum, state-of-the-art labs, equipment, as well as other facilities that collectively provide a professional environment.

The college is recognized by the Medical Council of India, Malaysian Medical Council, and listed in WHO. World Directory of Medical Schools. Its high standards for teaching and research have attracted students from all over the world. There are collaborations with the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Vanderbilt University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for teaching and research. The college has received funding fromIndian Council of Medical Research, World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health, USA.

KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre is a teaching hospital attached to the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC). As a consequence, the JNMC medical faculty are a part of the professional staff that augment the healthcare services and also synergise the hospital activities. Thus, the healthcare services in this hospital have a strong fundamental medical knowledge and a perfect academic-professional blend. This is unlike the corporate hospitals that generally focus on mainly commercial returns rather than a service-oriented commitment. In effect, this institution is a unique model that constantly strives for excellence and has resulted in setting standards for other institutions around the country to follow. The college also has a 1000-bed free charitable block and Dr. Kamal Hospital & Medical Research Centre, 150 km away at Ankola.

1. “Zinc and Iron bioavailability from bio-fortified pearl millet” in collaboration with University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA and sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. (May 2008 – September 2012)
2. “Pilot study of an Indicator to Measure Intrapartum Stillbirth and Immediate Neonatal Death” project, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Engender Health and Maternal Health Task Force, (June 2011 – February 2012)
3.  “Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC Project)”, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (February 2009 - September 2011)
4.  Brain Research to Ameliorate Impaired Neurodevelopment: Home-based Intervention Trial (BRAIN HIT) funded by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Fogarty International Center. (August 2006 – September 2011)
5. “Safe Childbirth Checklist” – Single Site Pilot Study, funded by The Children Investment Fund Foundation, USA. In collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. (July 2010 – December 2010)
6.  “A Comparison of Two Iron Doses on Zinc Absorption from Sprinkles as Micronutrient Supplement” in collaboration with University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (October 2007 – September 2008)
7.  “Helping Babies Breathe Initiative” funded by Global Implementation Task Force of American Academy of Pediatrics, USA in collaboration with University of Calgary, Canada. (August 2009 - June 2011)
8.  “Active Management of the Third Stage of Labour without Controlled Cord Traction: A Randomized Non-Inferiority Controlled Trial”. funded by RHR Division of World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (March 2008 – February 2010)
9.  “HIV – Cervical Cancer Prevention Research Project” NIH-ICMR funded Indo-US collaborative research grant for Vanderbilt University and the National AIDS Research Institute, Pune Consortium. (October 2007-September 2009)
10. A Global Network Study To Estimate Gestational Age By Fundal Height – Tape Study, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (September 2007 – August 2008)
11. First Breath: Community-based Training and Intervention in Neonatal Resuscitation, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institutes of Health, USA. (January 2005 – April 2008)
12. “Survey of Tobacco Use during Pregnancy”, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA, National Cancer Institute. (November 2004 – February 2005)
13. “A Randomized placebo-controlled trial of prophylactic misoprostol for prevention of post partum haemorrhage at four primary health center areas of Belgaum District, Karnataka” funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, USA. (May 2001 – April 2006)
For more information, refer to the project database.

The KLE Society’s JNMC College Hostels comprise of four hostels for the boys, five for the girls and NRI hostels exclusively as well. These hostels cater to the needs of undergraduate, postgraduate, interns, and dental students. In our endeavor to upgrade, many of the hostels have been renovated and ultra modern kitchen equipment systems have been installed. Facilities like laundry, fast food, girl’s beauty parlour and a boutique shop have been added. The hostels are manned by supervisors 24 Hrs a day. Emergency Medical Care Facilities are also provided.


KLE University's Student Hostels.


You can reach Belagavi by air, road or railway.

The distance of the University from Airport, Railway Station and Bus Stand is as follows:

  • Airport: 14km
  • Railway Station: 4.7km
  • Bus Stand: 2.5km

Will be decided by the LC


Belagavi has several tourist spots in and around the city, including the Belgaum Fort, Kote Lake, Kamal Basti and Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Kapileshwar temple, in the city and the temples of Halshi and Hooli, Sundi waterfalls, Gokak falls, Godachinmalki falls, Treks from Kalsa to Sural and Amboli falls are other attractions around the city

Apart from these attractions, it would interest you to know that Belagavi is only 2.5 hours away from the party capital of the country: Goa

A weekend trip to the following places would be a great experience:

Goa Dandeli Hampi Mahabaleshwar Ratnagiri Gokarna Kolhapur Udupi Karwar Shimoga Coorg Mysore.

  • Friends, relatives or pets will not be accepted. 
  • The exchangee is responsible for the damage or misuse of materials, rooms or any other item that is lent to him during his/her stay and practice. The exchangee will pay any incurred cost.
  • Clerkships are cancelled when the department receives claims from the hospital for behavioral and/or professional notices. Lodging and board are not guaranteed after this cancellation.