The institute will strive to be among the top ten medical colleges in India in the spheres of medical education, research and health care services. Added to this 1000 bed Dr.Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital and three Primary Health Centres and one urban Health centre will be the epicenters of post graduate and under graduate training, wherein patients are treated free and exclusively meant for training the post graduate and under graduate in their basic knowledge and skills.
The extreme shortage of medical facilities in the region, promoted the KLE Society to establish the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Belgaum in 1963. The J N Medical College, Belgaum, stands testimony to the high professional standards aimed for and achieved by the KLE Society. Under the able guidance and mature insight of the Founder Dean, Late Dr. B.S.Jirge, the foundation of the present academic vastness was laid. Eminent medical educationist, late Dr.B.S. Desai and Dr. M.Basavaraj Urs headed the institutions as principals during the first decade.
Dr.S.G.Desai took over the reigns of the institution in 1971. His distinguished tenure between 1971 and 1985 was marked by the achievement of high standards of discipline, decorum, and academic excellence.
Dr.H.B.Rajshekhar assumed the office of the principal in 1985. During his tenure; the college saw vast growth in infrastructure and learning resources. He contributed substantially in the up coming of the KLE Hospital and MRC, Department of Medical Educaiton, Digital Library and collaboration with the University of Illinois, USA. These ideas were conceived and realized during his tenure. Welfare and student support amenities were given a great emphasis by him.
The University encompasses eight constituent units with latest infrastructural facilities. The faculties of Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Nursing sciences offers 193 diverse academic programs with 725 dedicated faculty.
Quality enhancement and sustenance in all fields has been the prime focus of the University that has proved University’s accreditation with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in two consequent cycles in March 2010, (CGPA 3.16) and in 2016 (CGPA 3.34), and its placement in Category ‘A’ by MHRD, GoI in 2012. UGC has graded and placed the University in Category –II- of Deemed to be Universities in 2018. The campus is ranked 3rd among all higher education institutions for Swachh Campus Rankings 2018.
The University is proud of its internationally recognized global center at J. N. Medical College. It is one of the nine leading global sites of NICHD (USA) for Women and Child Health Research funded by NIH, USA that is undertaking community-oriented research projects. Community-based research projects involving grant of approximately Rs.30 crores funded by NICHD, USA,attracted the visit of Ms. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health, and United States of America who appreciated the contributions of the center to health research. Medical institute is a Regional and Nodal Centre of MCI for training of the trainers. University has signed an MOU with Thomas Jefferson’s University, Philadelphia, USA for academic and research activities.
The subject areas of Geriatrics and Good Laboratory Practices are recognized by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, under the scheme of HRD for Health Resources in 2013 and Dept. of Microbiology by NABL in 2017 in the Medical college. University hospital has National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. The NABH has accredited teaching hospital of medical sciences, Ayurveda Hospital and the Ethics Committee of University. The Ethics Committee is also recognized by FERCAP in 2017.
Institutional Review Board is recognized by Human Research Protections by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services for research involving human subjects and clinical investigation regulated by FDA of DHHS.
The Central Research Facility of Ayurveda institute has been recognized as approved ASU drug testing laboratory by Department of AYUSH, GoI in 2011. CSIR has recognized and established a collaborative center TRISUTRA – AYURGENOMICS in December 2012 here.
Voluminous amount of scientific data of research are published in national and international journals with good impact factor, which have got national and international acclaims. Work on Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage has been included in:Guidelines of MOH, Government of India, FIGO-ICM Guidelines, WHO List of Essential Medicines , UN Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, and is registered in 26 countries. The research BRASSS-V® Drape has been included by MOHFW in MNH Toolkit 2013.
Annual budgetary provision for research around Rs. 10 crores, 127 Ph.D.s awarded, agreement with more than 58 national and international bodies like NIH (USA), WHO, Clinton Foundation, ICMR, Department of AYUSH, CCIM, VGST etc. and University hospital a nucleus of several international drug trials has put University’s research at echelon.