KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research

The KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum was set up initially by the Karnataka Lingavat Education Society with the sole objective of providing top quality education, particularly in the area of health and medical sciences. It became a Deemed University under the University Grants Commission's Act, on 13th April, 2006.

It is the first institute in North Karnataka to become a deemed university and has under its fold two colleges.

  1. Jawarharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum

  2. The Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum.

The Institute plans to include within its fold colleges having specialized courses in pharmacy, nursing sciences and physiotherapy. With a long term vision of imparting quality education, the institute strives to transcend newer horizons backed by its superb infrastructure, dedicated faculties and committed staff and students.

Courses offered at KLE Academy of Higher Education

The Institute offers the following undergraduate, postgraduate, post doctoral and other courses:


  • Microbiology

  • Biochemistry

  • Pharmacology

M. Sc

  • Hospital Administration

Post Doctoral

  • MCh in Urology

  • DM in Neurology

  • MCh In CTVS

Allied Medical Degree Programs

  • BSc Medical Laboratory Technology

  • BSc Radiology

  • BSc Cardiac Care Technology

  • BSc Perfusion Technology

  • BSc Anaesthesia Technology

  • BSc Neurology Technology

  • DM in Cardiology

UG Medical

  • MBBS

PG Medical (Degree/Diploma)

  • Physiology (MD)

  • Biochemistry (MD)

  • Pharmacology (MD)

  • Anatomy (MD)

  • Pathology (MD DCP)

  • Microbiology (MD)

  • Forensic Medicine (MD DFM)

  • Community Medicine (MD DPH)

  • General Medicine (MD)

  • General Surgery (MS)

  • OBG (MS DGO)

  • Paediatrics (MD DCH)

  • Anaesthesiology (MD DA)

  • Skin & STD (MD DVD)

  • Orthopaedics (MS DOrtho)

  • Ophthalmology (MS DOMS)

  • ENT (MS DLO)

  • Radiology (MD DMRD)

  • TB & Chest (MD)

Courses offered in Dentistry

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery Course (BDS)

Post Graduate Courses

  • MDS (Prosthodontics)

  • MDS (Periodontics)

  • MDS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)

  • MDS (Conservative Dentistry)

  • MDS (Orthodontics)

  • MDS (Oral Pathology)

  • MDS (Community Dentistry)

  • MDS (Pedodontics)

  • MDS (Oral Medicine & Radiology)

Other Courses

  • Certificate Course in Implantology

  • Diploma Course in Dental Mechanics

  • Diploma Course in Dental Hygiene

  • MPharm in Pharmaceutics & M. Pharm in Pharmacology (2 years course)

  • MPharm-Post-Graduation Course (2 years course)

  • Certificate Course in Community Pharmacy (3 months course)

  • BPharm Course for Women (4 years course)

  • MSc in hospital management

  • Post Doctoral Certificate Courses in Cardiac Anaesthesia

  • Certificate Course in Implantology

  • Dental Mechanic/Dental Hygienist (2 years certificate course)

Entrance Examination

Candidates who have appeared/passed their Higher Secondary or (10 + 2) Examinations are eligible to apply for the All India Entrance Examinations, for enrolment in the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and the Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum. The entrance examinations are normally held during end May.

Application fees: Rs. 500/-

Entrance test fees: Rs. 1000/-

Test Centers: In 2006, the entrance tests were held in the following centers:

  • Belgaum

  • Bangalore

  • Pune

  • Delhi

  • Ahmedabad

  • Hyderabad


The eligibility for admission to the various courses in the KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research is as per the guidelines, rules and regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Reservation of Seats

  • 15% of the seats are earmarked by the management for Non-Resident Indians and foreign students. This is as per guidelines of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development.

Course Fees

  • MBBS: Tution Fees: Rs. 3 lacs and Other Fees: Rs. 40, 000/-

  • BDS: Tution Fees: Rs. 2 lacs and Other Fees: Rs. 30, 000/-

Contact details of KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research

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