St. John's Medical College
From its inception college has been a National Medical College drawing faculty and students from all across the country. During the formative years the college benefitted from the efforts of early pioneers with illustrious professional careers who gave up jobs in medical institutions to join a fledgling medical college. The institution is an apex body of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India which is the largest non-governmental contributor to health care in India
The cornerstone of the Medical College was blessed by Pope Paul VI during the Eucharist Congress in 1964 and was laid at the project site on 27 July 1965 by Shri V.V. Giri, Governor of Karnataka. On the completion of the buildings, the College was dedicated to the cause of Medical Education, Research and Healthcare at a ceremony presided over by the President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain.
In 1968, the College moved from its temporary location of St. Mary's Industrial School and Orphanage to its 140-acre campus in Koramangala, Bengaluru. St. Martha’s Hospital served as the clinical facility. In 1975, the newly constructed St. John’s Medical College became operational on the College Campus. St. John's College of Nursing started as a School of Nursing in 1980. It was raised to the status of a College of Nursing in 1989, and conducts various nursing course programmes. For the last ten years, St. John’s Medical College has been ranked among the top 10 medical colleges. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council, a Review Committee of the UGC, has recognized the excellence of St. John's Medical College and Hospital and has accorded it with 5 star.
General Nursing and Midwifery- Duration 3 years.
The College of Nursing conducts a General Nursing and Midwifery Course, of 3 years duration The course is recognized by the Karnataka State Nursing Council and the Indian Nursing Council and student intake is 100 per year.
Basic B.Sc. Nursing - Duration of 4 years.
This programme of study leads to a B.Sc. (Nursing) degree of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with student take of 100 seats.
Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing
This programme of study is for registered nurses holding certificates in General Nursing and Midwifery & leads to degree in Nursing of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with student intake of 60 seats. The course duration is of 2 years. The general educational courses of the first year provide a sound base upon which advanced nursing courses are built upon.
M.Sc. Nursing - Duration 2 years.
The M.Sc. Nursing Programme of two years duration lead to a Master’s Degree in Nursing by the RGUHS is designed to enable the graduates with a B.Sc Degree in Nursing to acquire greater knowledge and understanding in order to function effectively as clinicians, educators and managers, and to assume professional leadership.
Medical Surgical Nursing -10 seats.
Community Health Nursing - 6 seats.
OBG Nursing - 6 Seats.
Paediatric Nursing - 6 seats.
Psychiatric Nursing -5 seats
Candidates may opt for any of these above specializations. The final decision of granting the option lies with the College only.