K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore is a constituent unit of Nitte University Mangalore started by Nitte Education Trust. Listed among the top deemed medical colleges in Karnataka recognized by MCI, K S Hegde Medical College offers undergraduate – MBBS Course and postgraduate – MD & MS Courses for medical aspirants. This deemed medical college has the best infrastructure with facilities like Lecture Halls, Student Laboratories, Skill Laboratory, Central Library, Auditorium, Internet, Seminar Rooms, Museums, Examination Hall, Power Backup, Hostels, Cafeterias, Sports, Gymnasium, etc. The KS Hegde Hospital is a full-fledged 1200-bed hospital attached to the medical college which provides the best practical knowledge to the medical students.
Admission to MBBS / MD / MS course at K S Hegde Medical College Mangalore takes place through KEA/NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test). Students who qualify in the medical entrance exam can secure a seat through merit or under management quota. NRI students must appear for NEET in order to secure direct admission under NRI quota.