ABOUT NITTE (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY)
The Nitte (Deemed to be University) was formed by the Nitte Education Trust. In the last 3
decades, this trust has established 43 institutions, spread over 3 campuses at Nitte, Mangalore
and Bangalore. Centres of excellence in education and community service in Karnataka State,
Nitte Health Care institutions are duly recognized by the Government of India. The status of
Deemed-to-be-University was conferred upon Nitte in June 2008 [vide MHRD Notification No.
F.9-13/2007-U.3(A) dated 4th June 2008]by the Ministry of Human Resources Development
(Department of Higher Education, Government of India). The University has been accredited by
NAAC with 'A+' Grade with 3.40 CGPA and placed under category 'A' by the Ministry of Human
Resource Development, Govt. of India. It has the NIRF ranking of 65 among 950 Universities in
the country (2023).
The Nitte (Deemed to be University) has a total of thirteen constituent colleges, namely -
KS Hegde Medical Academy (established in 1999); A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental
Sciences (1985); N.G.S.M. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1983), Nitte Usha Institute of
Nursing Sciences (1992); Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy (1997); Nitte Institute of
Communication (2012); Nitte University Centre for Science Education & Research (2013); Nitte
Institute of Architecture (2015); Nitte Institute of Speech & Hearing (2007); Nitte Mahalinga
Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (1986); Justice KS Hegde Institute of
Management (1998); Dr. Nitte Shankara Adyanthaya Memorial First Grade College (1988); and
Sarosh Institute of Hotel Administration (1992). All these constituent colleges are approved
and recognized by the respective Central Statutory Councils. The total number of courses (UG,
PG & Ph.D) offered by the University is 118.
The Nitte (Deemed to be University) is progressing towards distinction with a firm belief in its
Vision “To build a humane society through education and health-care”, and Mission “To further
develop Nitte (Deemed to be University) as a centre of excellence; imparting quality education
and generating competent, skilled manpower to face the future scientific and social challenges
with a high degree of credibility, integrity, ethical standards and social concern”
The institution has firm belief that merely loading students with information is not enough.
They should be able to inculcate ethical values, a concern for the less privileged, and the society
at large; by the time they come out of the portals of the University.
ABOUT KS HEGDE MEDICAL ACADEMY
KS Hegde Medical Academy was established in 1999 by the Nitte Education Trust. The college
is named after its visionary founder; late Justice KS Hegde, former Justice of the Supreme
Court of India, and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha. KS Hegde Medical Academy was
affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, till 2008. In 2009, it
became a constituent institution of the Nitte (Deemed to be University). The college is
recognized by the Medical Council of India, Govt. of India / National Medical Commission. The
Institute started admitting students to the undergraduate course MBBS from the year 1999-
2000 and to postgraduate courses in 2006. Recognized as one of the finest educational
institutions in Karnataka, it attracts students from all over India & abroad.
During the period from April 2022 to March 2023, the Institution continued to consolidate its
position as an emerging, quality-conscious destination for training in healthcare professions.
The institution is led by Prof. (Dr.) P.S. Prakash, Dean, Dr. Amrit M. Mirajkar, Vice-Dean
(Academics) and Dr. Jayaprakash Shetty, Vice-Dean (Administration). The institution is
engaged in the noble mission of empowering the young generation in higher learning; with a
dedicated team of teachers and a conducive learning environment. It has been functioning
with the vision & mission to build a humane society through excellence in education and
health care with a high degree of professional credibility, integrity and ethical standards
blended with social concerns.
Structured Clinical Skills training is available for the Undergraduate Students at NU-MEDISIM,
the Institution's advanced Clinical Skills Training Center; BLS training and a two-day
orientation program focus on hands-on training in common clinical skills for the Interns and
Postgraduate orientation with ACLS. BLS, ECLS and a Short Course in Research Design and
Protocols are conducted every year. The KSHEMA Integrated Training and Education program
was continued this year as well. Further, the NU E-learning facility is provided for the students
with upgraded state-of-the-art e-class facilities. The online classes through NUeLearn were
effectively conducted during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
A full-fledged 1000-bed hospital is attached to the institute with state-of-the-art facilities,
including 18 modern Operation theatres, Ultra-modern Cath lab, MRI Scan, Spiral CT scan,
fully computerized C-arm with IITV, Dialysis unit, fully equipped ICU/ ICCU, 24-hour
emergency and casualty services and super specialty departments for training the
undergraduate & Postgraduate students. It has become a tertiary care hospital with
Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Neurology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery,
Nephrology, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Endocrinology, Oncology, Onco-surgery, Plastic
Surgery, Gastroenterology and Craniofacial Surgery Departments. Critical Surgeries such as
Valve Replacement Surgery, CABG, Neonatal Surgery, Cancer Surgery, and Paediatric Surgery
are regularly performed at the hospital.
Professional Development Programs were organized for the teaching as well as non-teaching
staff of the Institution during the year with the help of the Staff Development Centre, Nitte DU.
Research continued to receive support at the Institution. Justice KS Hegde Charitable
Hospital, attached to the Institution, contributed its finest service for the management of the
COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 2,71,758 patients availed the outpatient (OPD) services during
the period, and more than 25,999 in-patients were treated at the Justice KS Hegde Charitable
Hospital attached to the Institution. Community extension services through the 11 Rural
Health Care Centers attached to the Institution are a key aspect of its social commitment and
its mission to mould socially sensitive and empathetic health professionals. A total of 113
health camps and public awareness events were organized by the various departments with
7,606 beneficiaries. KS Hegde Medical Academy is ranked among the top medical colleges by
Outlook, The Week, and India Today magazines in their latest issues.
The state-of-the-art Artis Zee Cathlab was installed in May 2021, where higher-end
interventional cardiology procedures and interventional radiological procedures can be
carried out. It also has additional features of dynamic CT and 3D rotational angiogram for
neurological interventions, with a low radiation profile. It has special applications for
peripheral angioplasty and TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation). Intravascular
Ultrasound, Optical Coherence Tomography and Fractional Flow Reserve estimation can also
It can be inferred from this overview that the KS Hegde Medical Academy continues to make
steady progress towards achieving excellence in its missions of patient care as well as research