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Directorate of Medical Education

The Directorate of Medical Education of the Government of Karnataka was bifurcated from the Department of Health & Family Welfare Services, in the year 1978 and is functioning independently since then.  The main aim of the department is to provide a good quality education in the field of medical sciences.

The primary responsibility of the Directorate of Medical Education is to conduct various medical courses, for providing quality medical education at graduate, post-graduate, and super-speciality levels, Para-medical courses, nursing, etc. To fit into the above philosophy, the Department is geared up to bring-in-a qualitative change, with due emphasis on providing a low-cost & curative health care services, at tertiary level hospitals.

There is a separate Health University viz., Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, an apex body in the academic field.

The academic matters pertaining to Medical/ Nursing colleges are entirely governed by the rules and regulations of the Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, Nursing Council of India and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

Hon'ble Minister for Medical Education

Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil

Secretary to Govt. (Medical Education)
Smt. V Rashmi, IAS.,
Deputy Secretary to Govt. (Medical Education)
Ms. Lathakumari K S.KAS.,
Under Secretary to Govt. (Medical Education)
Sri. Mehaboob Khan
Incharge Director of Medical Education
Dr. S.S. Harsoor, M.D.D.A
Joint Director (Medical Education)
Dr. S.S. Harsoor, M.D.D.A
Chief Administrative Officer (Medical Education)
Smt. M Prabhavathy KAS
Chief Accounts Officer-cum-Financial Advisor (Medical Education)
Sri. G.P. Raghu KSAS

Vanivilas hospital: Vanivilas hospital Attached to Bangalore Medical College is a premier Government run Hospital in Krishnarajendra Road, Bangalore-02. It has well equipped Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery Departments. There is a state of the art neonatal intensive care unit.Vanivilas hospital is a center for excellence in prevention of parent to child transmission of AIDS.

Since 1935, our patients have received the excellence in care that comes from a team of specialists focused on the unique health care needs of women and children. With a caring staff of professionals and an increasing awareness of your special needs, we work toward one goal ~the health of you and your family.

Vanivilas hospital, K.R.Road Bangalore–560002, Phone: 080 26707174 

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