Brief Description of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
KMC Mangalore campus is spread over 30.78 acres of land. The infrastructure facilities in the College are comparable with international standards. It accounts for eight, spacious air-conditioned lecture halls fitted with modern audio-visual teaching aids including multi-media projectors. KMC Central Library is a modern, fully air-conditioned library with a seating capacity of about 500, with internet facility. The library has over 36,025 books and 20,376 journals. Moreover, the library subscribes to more than 324 journals annually. In the year 2001, the Centre for Basic Sciences was started at Bejai for the first year students. Apart from the departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, there is also a big lecture hall with a capacity of 250, and a ladies hostel within the Basic Sciences Complex for first-year students. The students of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore are accommodated in 10 hostels. Of these five are for ladies. Fully air-conditioned hostels for boys and girls are also available. There is also a Medical Education Unit which ensures that the faculty are trained in teaching and student evaluation methodologies. It helps the staff in keeping themselves abreast of the advances in teaching. It also conducts orientation programmes for students, interns and postgraduates.