The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College was founded in 1963, in Belgaum. KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research (Deemed) university, Belgaum, spread across 100 acres and provides over 300 courses in traditional and modern fields of study. In a poll conducted by India Today- Neilson in 2020, the College was ranked 13th out of 400 medical colleges in India. One of the largest educational institutes in the region.
The college is accredited by the Medical Council of India (MCI), associated with KLE University in Belgaum, Karnataka, and recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council. It is also featured in the World Health Organization’s database of World Medical Institutions. It has affiliations for teaching and research with ICMR, WHO, NIH, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, and University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA, which draws students worldwide. The college has one of Asia’s top museum, with collections of human foetuses from one month to maturity, as well as other intriguing anomalies such as large tumours removed from the body, excised organs, contaminated human body parts, and so on.
The College enrolls 200 MBBS and 135 PG seats under MD courses and 41 PG seats under MS courses and 28 PG Seats under MD/MS courses and 8 PG seats under M.ch courses each year, and it provides the best calibre teaching staff, world-class education, research facilities, and a library, among other things, to address professional, scientific, and clinical challenges. The Javaharlal Nehru Medical College is located in Belgaum, Karnataka, popularly known as Belagavi, about 510 kilometers northwest of Bangalore. Belgaum is well connected by road, rail, and air networks, making it convenient for students to travel.