Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary

Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary is a Karnataka state government-run medical college located on 173 acres about 7 kilometres from Bellary. The college is also known as Bellary Medical College. It was opened in 1961 by the government of Karnataka.

All clinical departments are housed at the Medical College Hospital (MCH) in Bellary. For regular teaching purposes, a separate lecture hall complex called “B.C Roy Hall” with four well-furnished air-conditioned theatre type individual lecture halls is available. 

For conferences, continuing medical education (CME), and workshops, a separate air-conditioned mini auditorium with 300 seats called “Shikshakara Bhavana” is available. A separate auditorium, “Sababhavana,” with seating for over 1000 people, is available for college day, convocation, university examinations, and other major events.

Two play grounds are available on the VIMS campus, one for major sports events with gallery facilities and the other near the boys hostel for regular college events. There are separate hostel blocks for boys and girls, as well as staff quarters facilities. 

The Institute is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, and in recent years, more than 80% of students have passed all University examinations.

VIMS, Bellary offers (1) MMBS course, (2) Post-graduate degree courses, (3) Post-graduate diploma courses, (4) Nursing courses, and (5) Paramedical courses. Admission is via the NEET examination, with seats assigned by the Karnataka examination authority (KEA). 



Name of InstituteVijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences Ballary
Popular NameVIMS, Bellary, Bellary Medical College
Year of Establishment1961
Institute TypeGovernment
Affiliated toRajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Approved byNational Medical Commission (NMC)
Counselling Conducting Authority Karnataka Education Authority (KEA)
Hostel FacilitiesYes (Male and Female)
Entrance Exam for UG Courses NEET UG Exam
Entrance Exam for PG Courses NEET PG Exam
CourseMBBS and MD/ MS
Official Website
CategoryMedical Colleges in Karnataka
ContactAddress: Cantonment, Bellary – 583104Karnataka, India
Email: Admission Helpline Number : 9667542500

Affiliation, Recognition and Aid Status

  • Affiliated with: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
  • Approved by: National Medical Commission (NMC).
  • Aid Status: Govt.

Facilities And Infrastructure

Academic Facilities:

  1. Lecture Halls: VIMS has state-of-the-art lecture halls equipped with modern audio-visual aids to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
  2. Library: The institution’s library is a treasure trove of medical literature, journals, and research papers. It provides a conducive environment for students and researchers to study and access a wide array of medical resources.
  3. Laboratories: VIMS is equipped with well-maintained and advanced laboratories for various disciplines such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, and more. These labs enable students to gain practical experience and conduct research.
  4. Auditorium: The spacious auditorium is used for conferences, seminars, and cultural events, providing a platform for academic and extracurricular activities.

Clinical Facilities:

  • Hospital: VIMS has a teaching hospital that offers comprehensive healthcare services to the community. The hospital has various departments, including General Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and more.
  • ICU and Specialized Units: The hospital is equipped with Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and specialized units like Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and Cardiac Care Units (CCU) to provide critical care services.
  • Diagnostic Services: The institution has modern diagnostic facilities, including radiology, pathology, and imaging services, to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Infrastructure and Campus Facilities:

  • Hostel: VIMS provides separate hostel accommodations for both male and female students. These hostels are equipped with basic amenities, providing a comfortable living environment.
  • Cafeteria: The institution has a cafeteria that offers a variety of nutritious meals and snacks to cater to the dietary needs of students, staff, and patients.
  • Sports and Recreation: There are recreational facilities on campus, including sports grounds and a gymnasium, to promote physical fitness and well-being among students and staff.
  • Transportation: VIMS offers transportation services for the convenience of students and staff, ensuring easy access to the campus and hospital.
  • Security: The campus is secured with round-the-clock security personnel and surveillance systems to ensure the safety of all occupants.
  • Research Facilities: VIMS promotes medical research and has dedicated research facilities to support faculty and student research endeavors.

Faculty And Staff

Faculty and staff are the backbone of any educational institution, and the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) in Ballari, Karnataka, is no exception. VIMS prides itself on its dedicated and skilled team of faculty and staff members who contribute significantly to the institution’s academic excellence and healthcare services. Here’s an overview of the faculty and staff at VIMS:

Teaching Faculty:

  • Professors: VIMS has a team of highly qualified and experienced professors in various medical disciplines. These professors are responsible for teaching, research, and guiding students in their academic pursuits.
  • Associate Professors and Assistant Professors: These faculty members play a crucial role in imparting knowledge, conducting research, and mentoring students. They often specialize in specific medical fields.
  • Clinical Instructors: Clinical instructors provide practical training to medical students during their clinical rotations in the hospital. They ensure that students gain hands-on experience in patient care.

Non-Teaching Staff:

  • Administrative Staff: Administrative staff members handle various administrative tasks, including admissions, record-keeping, scheduling, and managing the day-to-day operations of the institution.
  • Hospital Staff: The hospital at VIMS employs a diverse range of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, and support staff, who work together to provide quality healthcare services to patients.
  • Librarians: Librarians are responsible for managing the medical library, assisting students and faculty in accessing resources, and maintaining the library’s extensive collection of medical literature.
  • Technical Staff: Technical staff members support the functioning of laboratories and research facilities by maintaining equipment, assisting with experiments, and ensuring safety protocols are followed.
  • Security Personnel: Security personnel are stationed across the campus and hospital to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and patients.
  • Maintenance and Housekeeping: Maintenance and housekeeping staff members are responsible for keeping the campus, hostels, and hospital facilities clean, safe, and well-maintained.

Supportive Roles:

  • Counselors: VIMS may have counselors who provide emotional and academic support to students, helping them cope with the challenges of medical education.
  • Career Advisors: Career advisors guide students in choosing their medical specialties and provide insights into future career prospects.
  • Research Coordinators: These professionals may assist faculty and students in planning and conducting research projects.
  • IT and Technical Support: IT personnel ensure that the institution’s technological infrastructure is up-to-date and functional, facilitating online learning and administrative tasks.

Course Offered and Seat Intake

For UG Course

Course NameTotal SeatDuration
MBBS1005.5 [4.5+1 Year Internship]

For PG Course

Post-graduate degreeTotal number of seats
M.S. (E.N.T.)8
M.D. (OBST. & GYNAE.)15

MBBS Internship

SubjectsCompulsory time duration for Internship
Community MedicineTwo months
Medicine, including 15 days of PsychiatryTwo months
Surgery, including 15 days of AnaesthesiaTwo months
Obstet./Gynae. including Family Welfare PlanningTwo months
PediatricsOne month
Orthopedics including PMR15 days
E.N.T15 days
Ophthalmology15 days
Casualty15 days
Elective posting15 days
Total 1 Year

Course Syllabus 

For UG course (MBBS)

NamePre Clinical Para ClinicalClinical
SemesterSemester 1 – 2Semester 3 – 5Semester 6 – 9 
SubjectsBiochemistryCommunity MedicineCommunity medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology)
AnatomyForensic MedicineObstetrics and Gynecology
PathologySurgery and allied subjects
MicrobiologyClinical postings
Clinical postings

Fees Structure

SpecificsAnnual Tuition Fees
For state QuotaRs.59,850/-
For AIQ QuotaRs. 65,160/-
NOTE: The above-shared fees can vary from the actual fees and are subject to change. To know the exact fee structure, candidates can connect with a counseling expert at the Admission Helpline No. 9667542500.

Karnataka NEET Counselling 2023

Counseling Registration

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Begin the registration process by accessing the website
  • Select “UGNEET-2023 Online Registration” to enter your details online.

Step 2: User Login

  • Log in using your USER ID and Password.
  • Enter your details step by step, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

Step 3: Upload Documents

  • Upload scanned copies of the following documents separately in JPG/JPEG format:
  • Recent passport-sized color photograph
  • Signature
  • Left-hand thumb impression

Step 4: Draft Print and Verification

Before selecting the declaration, take a draft print of your application form.

  • Carefully check and verify all the entered information for accuracy.
  • Make any necessary changes if required.
  • If all details are correct, select the declaration.

Step 5: Payment

  • Proceed to pay the required fees following the payment gateway procedures provided.

Step 6: Application Form Printout

  • After successful payment, take a printout of the application form on A-4 size paper.
  • This printed copy should be produced during document verification.

Registration Fees

CategoryRegistration fees
(for Karnataka SC/ST/Cat-1/PWD/GM/2A/2B/3A/3B candidates)Rs. 500/-
Non-Karnataka candidatesRs. 2,500/-
(for NRI Ward/NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign Nationals candidates)Rs. 5,500/-

Counselling Process

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the website
  • Select “UGNEET-2023 Online Registration.”
  • Use your USER ID and Password to log in.
  • Enter your details accurately.
  • Upload a recent passport-size color photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Before confirming, review your application and make necessary changes.
  • If everything is correct, select the declaration.
  • Follow the provided payment gateway procedures to pay the fees.
  • Print the application form on A-4 size paper.
  • This printed copy is required for document verification.

Step 2: Document Verification

  • Candidates who haven’t verified their documents must register online and complete this process.
  • If you’ve already verified your documents for UGCET-2023 and don’t require additional reservations, you don’t need to verify again for Medical/Dental/AYURVEDA/UNANI/HOMEOPATHY courses. Just download the UGNEET-2023 Verification slip.
  • If you’re eligible for additional reservations, ensure you claim them during online application and verify with relevant certificates.

Step 3: Course and College Choices

  • Enter your course and college choices online based on seat availability.
  • You can enter as many options as you want but prioritize them carefully.
  • After entering options, a mock allotment will be done. It’s indicative and helps you revise your choices.

Step 4: Mock Allotment

  • Review the results of the mock allotment, which shows where you might be allocated based on your preferences.
  • Consider changing or retaining the entered options based on the mock allotment results.

Step 5: Finalize Options

  • Verify your allotted seat status on the KEA website and modify options if needed.
  • Continue to update your options until the last date for real allotment.

Step 6: Allotment Process

The allotment of seats will be conducted in two rounds, with each round having three phases.

First Round of Seat Allotment:
  • Allotment is based on merit and priority of options entered by candidates.
  • Special Category seats (Persons with disability, NCC, Sports Category) are allotted first.
  • Seats are allocated according to the reservation policy.
  • General Merit candidates are considered only in the General Merit quota, following the rank list.
  • Reserved Kannada Medium and Rural Category candidates may also be allotted in their respective categories.
  • Hyderabad-Karnataka reservation is considered.
  • Special Category candidates like Defense, Ex-defense, CAPF, Ex-CAPF are allotted based on ranks and available seats.
  • The first phase of allotment may involve multiple iterations until seats are filled or ranks exhausted.
Second Round of Allotment:
  • Seats are allotted in the same manner as the first round.
  • Unfilled seats in Rural and Kannada medium quota of reserved categories are converted to General category and offered to reserved category candidates.
  • Only reserved category candidates are considered in this phase, and GM candidates are not.
  • Consequential vacancies are considered.
Third Round of Allotment:
  • Seats are allocated in the same order as previous rounds.
  • Unfilled seats in various reserved General categories are converted to General Merit and offered to GM candidates.
  • Consequential Rural and Kannada medium reserved category seats are considered.
  • The order of seat allotment remains the same, and the process continues until no changes occur.

Step 7: Reporting to Colleges

  • After the seat allotment in the final round, candidates who have been allotted seats need to report to the respective colleges they’ve been allocated.
The reporting process involves the following:

Step 8: Document Verification:

  • Candidates must carry all necessary documents for verification, including educational certificates, identification, and allotment-related documents.
  • The college authorities will verify your documents to ensure eligibility and compliance with admission criteria.

Step 9: Payment of Fees:

  • Candidates are required to pay the prescribed fees as per the college’s fee structure.
  • Ensure you understand the payment schedule and deadlines to avoid any issues.

Step 10: Confirmation of Admission:

  • Once the documents are verified, and fees are paid, the college will confirm your admission.
  • You may receive an admission letter or receipt as proof of your admission status.

Step 11: Seat Confirmation and Vacant Seats:

  • If any candidates do not report to the allocated colleges within the specified timeframe, their seats may be considered vacant.

Required Document

  • SSLC/10th standard mark Sheet
  • 2nd PUC/12th standard mark Sheet
  • Final print out of online application form
  • Original copy of chalan for having paid the registration fees
  • NEET admission ticket
  • Study certificate issued by school
  • NEET Rank letter 
  • Two recent passport size photogrraphs 
  • Migration Certificate (Those who are studied under other than PU Board, Karnataka) 
  • Eligibility Certificate (Those who are studied under other than PU Board, Karnataka) 
  • Adhaar Card

MCC Counseling Registration

1Visit MCC Official WebsiteGo to the official MCC Counselling 2023
2Find the Registration LinkLocate and click on the “Registration” or “New Registration” link on the homepage.
3Read the InstructionsCarefully read and understand the provided instructions, guidelines, and eligibility criteria.
4Fill in Personal DetailsEnter accurate personal information: full name, date of birth, gender, contact number, email, etc.
5NEET UG DetailsProvide NEET UG exam details: roll number, application number, and exam year.
6Generate Login CredentialsCreate a unique username and strong password for future access to the counseling portal.
7Payment of Registration FeePay the prescribed fee using available online payment options. Follow provided payment instructions.
8Verify and SubmitReview entered information, make corrections if needed, and submit the registration form.
9Confirmation and PrintoutReceive a confirmation message/email upon successful submission. Print or save as PDF for records.
10Keep Registration Details SecureSafely store registration number, login credentials, and payment receipt for future reference.

Counselling Fee


Institution TypeURSC/ST/OBC/PwD
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,000Rs. 500
Deemed UniversityRs. 5,000Rs. 5,000

Security Fee (Refundable)

Institution TypeURSC/ST/OBC/PwD
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,0000Rs. 5,000
Deemed UniversityRs. 2,00,000Rs. 2,00,000

MCC Counselling Process

MCC will be the conducting the counselling process for admission to Medical, Dental Colleges and Nursing Colleges for the AIQ, Central Institutes, University, AIMS, JIPMER , Deemed universities, AMU, BHU and etc. The Counselling will be held in Four Rounds Namely Round 1, Round 2, Round 3 and additional Round known as Stray vacancy round which will be the last round for the counselling and admission. Here’re are some details about each round given below:


  • Register for Main Counseling: Visit and register for Round-1 by paying a Non-Refundable Registration fee and Refundable Security Deposit.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Choose your preferred institutes and courses during the specified days and lock your choices.
  • Seat Allotment Round-1: Based on your choices and merit, seats will be allotted in Round-1.
  • Result Publication: The Round-1 result will be published on the MCC website.
  • Upload Essential Certificates: After the result is declared, upload the necessary certificates as per the guidelines.
  • Physical Reporting: If allotted a seat, physically report to the allocated Medical/Dental College with original documents. Those who want to upgrade to Round-2 must report with their original documents.


  • Candidates Not Allotted in Round-1: If you weren’t allotted a seat in Round-1, no need to register again. You will automatically be considered for Round-2.
  • Fresh Registration for Round-2: New candidates or those who didn’t register in Round-1 must register for Round-2 by paying the fees.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Fill new choices and lock them during the specified period.
  • Seat Allotment Round-2: Seats will be allotted based on your choices and merit.
  • Result Publication: The Round-2 result will be published on the MCC website.
  • Upload Essential Certificates: After the Round-2 result is declared, upload the necessary certificates as per the guidelines.
  • Physical Reporting: If allotted a seat in Round-2, physically report to the allocated Medical/Dental College. Upgraded candidates must take relieving from Round-1 seat and join Round-2 seat.


  • Candidates Not Allotted in Previous Rounds: If you were not allotted a seat in Round-1 or Round-2, no need to register again. You will be considered for Round-3.
  • Fresh Registration for Round-3: New candidates or those who didn’t register in Round-1 or Round-2 must register for Round-3 by paying the fees.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Fill new choices and lock them during the specified period.
  • Seat Allotment Round-3: Seats will be allotted based on your choices and merit.
  • Result Publication: The Round-3 result will be published on the MCC website.
  • Upload Essential Certificates: After the Round-3 result is declared, upload the necessary certificates as per the guidelines.
  • Physical Reporting: If allotted a seat in Round-3, physically report to the allocated Medical/Dental College.


  • Fresh Registrations: Candidates must register for the Final Stray Vacancy Round.
  • Elimination: Candidates with allotted seats in other rounds will be eliminated from the Stray Vacancy Round.
  • Stray Vacancy Round: The AIQ Stray Vacancy Round for vacant seats will be conducted online by MCC of DGHS, MoHFW.
  • Seat Allotment: Seats will be allotted based on merit in the Stray Vacancy Round.
  • Joining Allotted Seat: If allotted a seat in the Stray Round, the candidate must join the allocated seat/college. Failure to join will result in debarment from NEET examination for 01 year and forfeiture of fees.

(Note: Candidates can participate in Round-2 or Round-3 directly without fresh registration if they are not allotted a seat in the previous round. Upgraded candidates cannot claim their previous round seat.)

Eligibility Criteria

Qualify Exam NEET conducted By  NTA
NationalityApplicants must be Indian citizens. NRI candidates with Indian passports are also eligible to apply. Under the NRI Category, overseas citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian origin (PIO) are eligible to apply.
Age Limit17 years old (as of December 31). The upper age limit for General category candidates is 25 years, while for SC/ST/OBC candidates, it is 30 years.
QualificationCandidates must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as compulsory subjects. 
Qualifying MarksThey must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (for General category candidates) and 40% marks in aggregate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the qualifying examination.

NEET UG Cut Off 2023

CategoryQualifying criteriaNEET Cutoff 2022NEET Cutoff 2023
UR/EWS50th Percentile715-117720-137
OBC40th Percentile116-93136-107
SC40th Percentile116-93136-107
ST40th Percentile116-93136-107
UR / EWS & PH45th Percentile116-105136-121
OBC & PH40th Percentile104-93120-107
SC & PH40th Percentile104-93120-107
ST & PH40th Percentile104-93120-108

Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary Cut-Off 2022 (State Quota)

RoundsRound 1Round 2
CategoryAll India RankMarksAll India RankMarks

Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary Cut-Off 2022 (AIQ Quota)

Rounds First RoundSecond RoundMop-Up RoundStray Vacancy-1Stray Vacancy-1
Category (AIR)MarksAIRMarksAIRMarksAIRMarksAIRMarks

Contact Details

Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary (VIMS Bellary)

  • Address: Cantonment, Bellary – 583104Karnataka, India
  • Email:
  • Admission Helpline Number : 9667542500
  • Official Website:

Ranking & Reputation

Name of InstituteVijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences Bellary (VIMS Bellary)

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Frequently Asked Question

Q. What is the official website for VIMS Bellary?

A. The official website of VIMS Bellary is

Q. How many seats are there for Medical aspirants at Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences?

A. There are 150 seats available for MBBS students at Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences .

Q. What are the admission requirements for medical programmes in Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences?

A. Students must perform well on the NEET exam in order to be admitted to the Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences

Q. Is Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences a govt. or private medical college?

A. Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences is a govt./ public medical college.

Q. What is the location of Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences?

A. The address of Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences is Cantonment, Bellary – 583104Karnataka, India.

Q. When was Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences established ?

A. Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences was established in the year


Q. How do eligible qualifying criteria for MBBS at Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences?

A. Candidates must have a decent NEET UG rank and a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects.

Q. What courses offered here?

A. VIMS offers MBBS, MD/MS, course as well as nursing & BDS.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for PG Medical Course?

A. A candidate must have earned an MBBS degree from an institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to be eligible for NEET PG 2023. At the time of admission, such candidates must have an MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate.

Q. Is NEET PG a requirement for PG?

A. NEET-PG certification is required for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma programmes at various universities and institutions across the country. Even foreign nationals seeking admission to medical schools in India must take the NEET-PG exam.

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