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K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) is a medical college in Deralakatte, near the city of Mangalore. It is managed by the Nitte Education Trust, which runs a number of professional colleges in the state of Karnataka. The college offers the MBBS course along with post-graduation courses. The Academy was affiliated to RGUHS (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences) till 2009. Now it is affiliated to NITTE University.

K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
K S Hegde Medical Academy.jpg
Front view of K S Hegde Medical Academy
MottoLong life ahead
TypePrivate Medical College and Hospital
AffiliationNitte University
DeanP. S. Prakash
Location, ,
12°52′10.1″N 74°50′33.4″E / 12.869472°N 74.842611°E / 12.869472; 74.842611Coordinates: 12°52′10.1″N 74°50′33.4″E / 12.869472°N 74.842611°E / 12.869472; 74.842611


The KS Hegde Medical Academy is located at Deralakatte, a town about 13 km from Mangalore. The full-fledged academy is spread over 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) of land.


K S Hegde Medical Academy was established in 1999 by the Nitte Education Trust. The college is named after the visionary and founder, late Justice K. S. Hegde, former Justice of the Supreme Court of India and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha and social worker


Sister instituteEdit

A B Shetty College of dental sciences (managed by Nitte education trust)


Undergraduate courseEdit

The admission under the General merit category will be through the process of centralised single window counselling on the basis of merit(rank) obtained in the All India Entrance Test, NEET, conducted by NTA from 2019 onwards.

Courses offeredEdit

International collaborationsEdit

KSHEMA has signed an agreement of co-operation with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA for co-operation in research, in diseases like malaria and tuberculosis. The college has established a state-of-the-art regional research centre on communicable diseases in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Sciences, on the campus. The Institute also has a staff exchange and training programme with Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA.

Recent developmentsEdit

The college hospital recently[when?] opened a super specialty block for Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Nephrology, Plastic Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology.


University and college rankings
Medical - India
Outlook India (2017)[1]21

KSHEMA was ranked 21st among medical colleges in India in 2017 by Outlook India.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

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