Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum will seek to be a center of excellence in Medical Education, Research, and Health Care services at the National and International Level.
The institute in pursuit of its vision will provide outstanding educational experience, in all the disciplines of Medicine and allied Health Sciences, in a supportive environment of scholarship, research, integrity, critical thinking and self directed learning. It will provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, community oriented Health care to individuals and families.
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. 1400 bed Dr. Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital,1000 bed Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre, three Primary Health Centers and urban Health centers will be the epicenters of under graduate, post graduate and post doctoral training.
The extreme shortage of medical facilities in the region, prompted the KLE Society to establish the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College(JNMC) at Belgaum in 1963. The JNMC today stands testimony to the high professional standards of the KLE Society. Under the able guidance and mature insight of the Founder Dean, Late Dr. B.S.Jirge, the foundation of the erstwhile academic excellence was laid. Eminent medical educationists, late Dr. B.M. Desai and Dr. M.BasavarajUrs headed the institution as principals during the first decade.
Dr. S.G.Desai took over the reigns of the institution in 1971. His distinguished tenure was marked by the achievement of high standards of discipline, decorum, and academic excellence. As a tribute to his yeoman service, the central library of JNMC is named after him
Dr. H.B.Rajshekhar assumed the office of the principal in 1985. During his tenure the college witnessed vast growth in infrastructure and learning resources. He contributed substantially in the up coming of the KLE Hospital and MRC, Department of Medical Education, Digital Library and collaboration with the University of Illinois, USA. Student welfare and support received great emphasis. He is the recipient of BC Roy Award as eminent medical teacher.
Dr. V.D.Patil lead the college as the Principal from Aug, 2002 and shouldered the responsibility when the field of higher medical education was going through the effects of globalization. He evinced keen interest in starting new superspeciality courses, enhancing UG & PG intake, building the Charitable Hospital and adopting the PHCs and UHCs from the Govt of Karnataka. Then JNMC was rated as one of the top twenty Medical Colleges in India(Outlook)
Dr. A S Godhi was appointed as the Principal from Sept, 2012. During his tenure the JNMC celebrated Golden Jubilee and he provided effective leadership in conducting several programs through out the year. He introduced several quality initiatives and played a key role in establishing Clinical Skills Lab & CT/MRI unit and streamlined the Trauma Care & Emergency Medical Services(TCEMS) which is rated as one of the best in India. JNMC yet again secured a place in the top twenty medical colleges(Education World)
Dr.(Mrs) N S Mahantashetti has been the Principal since sept, 2014. She is the first lady to occupy the coveted chair. As life member of the KLE Society and Vice-Principal of JNMC, she has proved her administrative skills and the college is all set to scale new heights under her leadership.
JNMC is recognized by the Medical Council of India, and also by the Malaysian Medical Council, and listed in W.H.O. directory of World Medical Institutions. The institution boasts of having committed faculty of eminence. The alumni of the college is well placed in medical colleges and research institutes of repute in India and abroad and are considered respectable authorities in their respective specialities- a matter pride to the KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University).
The JNMC, the prized possession of the KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University), and a jewel in the crown of KLE Society, is among the top twenty medical schools in the country as per the national surveys conducted in 2007 and 2013. JNMC is geared to reach a new level of performance and set global standards in the years to come.