Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Bellary was established in 1961. The college is formerly known as Bellary Medical College. The college is run by the government of Karnataka. The institute is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi. The main campus consisting of the Medical College and the Medical College Hospital, the District Hospital and the Govt. Wellesley Hospital. The Government Dental College and Research Institute (GMCRI), the Nursing College and ANM Training Centre are also part of VIMS. The Old Students Association Guest House (VIKRAMA) is located under lush green surroundings within the campus.
Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences is a premier medical college offering various courses in the medical field. The institution was established in the year 1961 and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The institution is approved by Medical Council of India (MCI).
The institution is situated in Cantonment, Ballari. The campus is spread in an area of 173 acres of land and provides a perfect ambience to the students for their study and growth.
The institution has a library which has a collection of books, journals, magazines and periodicals. It has a well-facilitated computer centre, air-conditioned lecture theatres which are equipped with LCD, overhead projector and OHP. The institution provides separate residential facilities for boys and girls. It has a conference room, an auditorium and provides various other recreational facilities like sports facility (both indoor and outdoor), cafeteria etc.
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Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programme in the medical field. The institution offers undergraduate course in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme. The duration of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme is four and a half years with a compulsory rotational internship training of one year while the duration of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme is four years with the compulsory training of one year. The institution also offers postgraduate courses in MD (Doctor of Medicine) and MS (Master of Surgery) programme for the duration of three years.
Undergraduate Medical Courses:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Postgraduate Medical Courses:
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
- Community Medicine
- Skin and STD
- General Medicine
MS (Master of Surgery)
- MS ENT
- General Surgery