Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to Be University”, Karad: Creating Enlightened Minds in the Health Sciences Stream.

Situated in Karad, Western Maharashtra Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to Be University”, Karad (KIMSDU) is one of the prominent educational institutes of India. The institute was established by philanthropist, social reformer and visionary Late Shree Jaywantrao Bhosale in 1984.

KIMSDU has a beautiful and eco-friendly campus that is spread over 55.24 acres and is well connected by rail, road, and air. The institute provides students with a world-class learning experience with practical studies and Industry exposures. It carries a modern, career-focused and international perspective to higher education. KIMSDU has state-of-the-art infrastructure with the facilities of hi-tech classrooms, seminar hall, auditorium and more that nurture an environment for the best student learning outcome. Apart from this, it offers facilities like a library, sports complex, banking facilities, shopping facilities, recreational facilities, etc.

A Holistic Approach for Student Development 

The institute focuses on the overall development of the students. It believes that co-curricular and student activities are as important as academics. Here students are encouraged to take participate in quizzes, debates, competitions and sports activities and NSS activities. Moreover, KIMSDU provides opportunities to the students to participate in various activities related to research, patient care, camps in villages and relief measures. KIMSDU provides a perfect platform to their students to help flourish the talent and creativity

The talented faculties of various departments play different roles to enrich the knowledge beyond teaching. Moreover, each student is allotted with a mentor who helps them and takes care of their academic requirements. The personalized counseling sessions are also provided to the students for necessary assistance and guidance. Such an interactive and supportive environment helps the students to open up and discuss their problems with their faculty members. Over a period of 4-5 years, the student becomes mature, confident and capable of facing the challenges of life in the field of medicine or otherwise.

Accreditation & Achievements 

  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to Be University”, Karad is an ISO 9001:2015 certified University. The institute as a whole is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA: 3.20 on 4 Point Scale) and the teaching hospital by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
  • Moreover, The Neonatal ICU is accredited by National Neonatal forum of India. And, the Blood Bank is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
  • The University was ranked 5th amongst the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in the category of ‘Technical Institutions – Universities (Residential)’. The University has also received certificate for “Maintaining, Promoting and Encouraging the Culture of Swachhta in Higher Education Institutions in the country”.

Academic Programs and Syllabi 

KIMSDU offers a wide range of syllabi and innovative methods of pedagogy. It has five constituent faculties, i.e. Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Allied Sciences (Microbiology, Biotechnology and Krishna Institute of Pharmacy).

It offers several courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Superspeciality, PG Diploma, Diploma, Fellowship and Ph.D. levels. The need analysis of curriculum is done every three-year depending upon local, national requirements like emerging health problems. The curriculum is revised and updated every three years. The specialized academic programs are offered that make the graduate from KIMSDU competent at the global level.

An Ardent Educator

 Dr. Suresh Bhosale is the Chancellor of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to Be University”, Karad and Chairman and Managing Trustee of Krishna Charitable Trust (KCT- The Parent Trust). He has more than thirty years of experience in the field of medicine, education and research. He started his journey as Assistant Professor of Surgery with KIMSDU in 1985 and was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor in the year 2005. As professor of surgery he started the sub-specialty of ‘Breast Surgery’ and has performed more than 2000 breast surgeries.

Through his hard work and strong determination, Dr. Bhosale has initiated a number of initiatives for the further development of the institute as well as for the students. He incepted the new faculties of Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Biotechnology. He laid the foundations for research oriented scientific teaching in medicine with the establishment of a competency-based curriculum, adoption of best practices and independent empowered Directorate of Research. Under his strong and capable leadership, the institute has undergone several transformational activities.

Placements and Career Development Activities 

KIMSDU offers professional training that provides immense practical exposures to students. This includes, visits to pharmaceutical industries as well as industries where microbiology and biotechnology techniques and procedures are used. Apart from this, students from faculty of medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and nursing are sent on observership assignments to other institutes to gain practical knowledge.

A career in medical science is one of the most respected and desired professions. As the doctor patient ratio is less in India, employment is not a problem for a medical graduate. Apart from opportunities in India, they have bright prospects all over the world. In most cases, a medical graduate either goes for postgraduate degree or super specialization. Any medical graduate student at the undergraduate, postgraduate level can also go in for self- employment.

Apart from this, students from Pharmacy, Microbiology and Biotechnology are successfully placed in well-respected hospitals as well as in the respective Industry. Nursing students after graduation may easily land jobs in India as well as in abroad. Graduates from KIMSDU have made their presence felt in the healthcare services not only in India but countries all over the world.

Any student coming to Krishna Institute of Medical Science “Deemed to Be University”, Karad has bright prospects. “Students are important stakeholders of the Institute, so we advise students to take advantages of all the state-of-the-art teaching facilities offered at KIMSDU and become competent health professionals who would be successful not only locally but globally”

The Road Ahead

 KIMSDU envisages emerging as a center of excellence following an interdisciplinary, innovative and quality centric approach that encompasses best evidence based higher education and generates refutative and translational research and offers affordable health care access for the benefit of mankind.”

The institute plans to increase the intake of MBBS students, increase superspeciality courses and start PharmD course. Considering the learner centric curriculum and newer teaching learning methodology being used and the impetus given to research the prospects of any graduate and postgraduate student are bright. Likewise, with the accreditations and awards received by the institute the sky is the limit for further progress in the field of health sciences.

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