St. John’s Medical College Bangalore Admissions, Courses, Fees

Hello there! In the series of descriptions about the medical colleges in Bangalore, here we are with yet another college i.e. St. John’s Medical College Bangalore. Read this complete article to know A-Z information about the college starting from address and eligibility criteria to courses offered by the college. We are here to assist you in making informed decisions about your future so that you won’t have to be concerned about encountering issues. So let’s get started!

St. John’s Medical College Overview

St. John’s Medical College is one of the top 10 Indian Medical Colleges and was founded in 1963. It is a public institute that is governed by the Indian Catholic Bishops Conference of India. St. John’s has always held high standards for academic achievement, community service, and research as a result of which it has developed a fully comprehensive perspective and method of addressing issues related to community health.

Key Highlights

College Name St. John’s Medical College Bangalore
Location Sarjapur – Marathahalli Road, beside Bank of Baroda, John Nagar, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034.
Official Website https://www.stjohns.in/ 
Establishment Year 1963
Country India
State Karnataka
City Bangalore
College type Private
Affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Approved by MCI, UGC
Accreditation NAAC
Study Mode Full-time
Hostel Yes (Girls and Boys)
  • Vision

A future where even the poorest people can afford and get high-quality healthcare. 

  • Mission

Education and development of medical providers devoted to helping others, primarily the underprivileged, with honesty and compassion.

Why St. John’s Medical College?

  • Constantly ranked as one of India’s top 10 best medical colleges.
  • The Outlook India Magazine regarded it as India’s 4th Best Medical College in India for the year 2017, for the 4th year consecutively. 
  • In their final year of study, students must do an internship with the college.
  • Provides rich learning material.
  • Excellence in all areas of health care education.

Admission Details

St. John’s Medical College which is recognised by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, Karnataka offers degrees in graduate, postgraduate, diploma, and super speciality. There is a set of procedures you need to follow to get admission to this college. Before that, let’s start with the admission intake of this college.

Program Intake

Seat availability at St. John’s Medical College is listed below:

Course Name Intake Capacity
    MBBS
All India General Open Merit 10
Institutional Staff Quota (Karnataka) 10
Roman Catholic Christian Religious Sisters (Nuns) 20
Roman Catholic Christian Tribal 10
Roman Catholic Christians of Scheduled Caste Origin 10
Native (Local) North Indian Roman Catholic Christians 10
Roman Catholic Christians of Karnataka State 10
Roman Catholic Christians All India Open Merit 60
Karnataka State Open Merit 10
    MD
Anaesthesia 14
Anatomy 4
Biochemistry 4
Community Health 8
Dermatology 5
  MS
ENT 3
General Surgery 5
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 8
Ophthalmology 3
Orthopaedics 6
DM
Cardiology 1
Critical Care Medicine 4
Endocrinology 2
Gastroenterology 3
Neonatology 3
Nephrology 3
Neurology 2
Paediatric Nephrology 1
Pulmonary Medicine 2
Cardiology 1
M Ch
Gynaecologic Oncology 1
Neurosurgery 1
Paediatric Surgery 2
Plastic Surgery 2
Surgical Oncology 1
Urology 1
Gynaecologic Oncology 1
Neurosurgery 1

The National Medical Council (NMC), the Central and State Governments, as well as the University have rules and regulations that must be followed to be admitted to St. John’s Medical College. Below is the admission process for the necessary programs at ST. John’s Medical College Bangalore. The candidates are asked to follow the guidelines to get into the college.

Enrolment Process

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct Common Counselling for Post-graduate Medical Admissions (MD, MS, and Diploma) to St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, for UG (MBBS). All applicants must use KEA. Please visit the KEA website at http://kea.kar.nic.in for dates, documents, and other information. The steps for the NEET application process are listed below:

  • Interested candidates must check out the NEET-UG official website https://neet.nta.nic.in/.
  • Register online by applying with a personal email address and mobile number that you or your parents have.
  • You can pay your application fees online. To pay online, you must use a debit/credit card, e-wallet, or net banking.
  • The application cost is INR 1400 for candidates in the General and OBC categories and INR 75 for candidates in the ST/SC categories.

Course-Wise Eligibility

  • MBBS ADMISSION
    1. The candidate must be 17 years old by December 31 of the year of admission to the MBBS Course.
    2. The candidate must have achieved passing grades in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English on their own, as well as a minimum of 50% on the combined exam for the Pre-University (PU) Course or its equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology. 
    3. The required minimum score in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined for candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, or Other Backward Classes in the qualifying examination shall be 40% rather than 50%.
    4. The candidate must have taken and passed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Undergraduates (NEET-UG) of 2020 to be admitted to the MBBS program under the guidelines established by the Government of India.
  • MD & MS ADMISSION
    1. Successful completion of an M.B.B.S. degree or postgraduate medical diploma through any university recognized by the National Medical Commission. 
    2. Obligatory one-year rotating internship, on or before March 31, 2021.
    3. Enrolment in the Indian Medical Council.
    4. PG-NEET 2021 certified.
    5. End of a year-long Social Obligation Service in SJMCH or affiliated hospitals following the completion of the PG program. (SJMC graduates who have served in rural areas for two years are exempt from this.) 
  • FELLOWSHIP
    • IAP FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC HEMATO- ONCOLOGY
      • MD/DNB required for eligibility.
    • FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
      • Candidates who have an MD or DNB in paediatrics and at least two years of work experience are eligible.
    • FELLOWSHIP IN PERINATAL MEDICINE (NEONATOLOGY)
      • Candidates with at least two years of post-graduate work experience in paediatrics and an MD, DCH, or DNB are eligible.
    • FELLOWSHIP IN DERMATO SURGERY
      • Candidates with a dermatology-related MD, DVD, or DNB degree should have at least two years of work experience.
    • FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE
      • Candidates with at least two years of post-graduate work experience in paediatrics and an MD, DCH, or DNB.
    • FELLOWSHIP IN ARTHROSCOPY & SPORTS INJURY
      • Candidates with an MD or DNB in orthopaedics, preferably with two years of post-graduate work experience.
    • FELLOWSHIP IN CHILD PSYCHIATRY
      • MD with two years of experience in psychiatry.
    • IAP FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL & BEHAVIORAL PAEDIATRICS
      • Paediatrics DCH/MD/DNB is eligible.

Documents Required

For MBBS

  1. A declaration stating that after graduating, they will sign a bond to work for two years in one of the selected hospitals or health centres in a rural section of the country.
  2. Eligibility Certificate from the Director of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences.
  • For Category applicants: Roman Catholic Christian Religious Sisters (Nuns).
  1. A Certificate in prescribed format from the Superior General/ Provincial of the applicant stating that the applicant is a bona fide Professed Religious (Nun). 
  • For Category applicants: Roman Catholic Christian Tribals
  1. Certificate of Baptism verified by the applicant’s Bishop.
  2. From the applicant’s bishop, a certificate in the required format declaring that the applicant is a Roman Catholic Christian and a member of a Tribal Community in his diocese.
  • For Category applicants: Roman Catholic Christians of Scheduled Caste Origin
  1. Certificate of Baptism verified by the applicant’s Bishop
  2. A certificate in the required format from the applicant’s bishop attesting to the applicant’s membership in the Scheduled Caste-related Roman Catholic Christian community that is part of his diocese.
  • For Category applicants: Native (Local) North Indian Roman Catholic Christians
  1. Certificate of Baptism verified by the applicant’s Bishop.
  2. Proof that the applicant is a Native (Local) North Indian Roman Catholic Christian who belongs to his diocese, as stated in a certificate from the applicant’s bishop.
  • For Category applicants: Roman Catholic Christians of Karnataka State
  1. Certificate of Baptism verified by the applicant’s Bishop.
  2. The applicant is a bona fide Catholic who belongs to the applicant’s diocese in the state of Karnataka, according to a certificate from the applicant’s bishop.
  3. State of Karnataka Domicile Certificate in accordance with Karnataka Examination Authority requirements (KEA).
  • For Category applicants: Roman Catholic Christians – All India Open Merit
  1. Certificate of Baptism verified by the applicant’s Bishop
  2. A letter from the applicant’s bishop confirming that the applicant is a bona fide Catholic and a member of his diocese.
  • For Category applicants: Karnataka Open Merit
  1. Karnataka State Domicile Certificate as prescribed by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

For MD/MS  Courses

  1. State Medical Council Registration Certificate.
  2. Caste Certificate (if SC/ST / OBC).
  3. NEET (PG) 2020 – Results.
  4. Transfer certificate (Students from colleges other than St. John’s Medical College).
  5. Photocopies of certificates showing distinctions, scholarships, honours, medals at MBBS and extracurricular activities at Intercollegiate or State level if any.
  6. Statements of marks of all M.B.B.S. Examinations.
  7. M.B.B.S. Degree or Provisional Pass Certificate.
  8. Compulsory Rotating Internship Certificate.
  9. SJMC bond on stamp paper.
  10. Post-graduate diploma certificate, if any.
  11. Conduct a Certificate from the Head of the Institution from where the candidate completed the M.B.B.S. Course.
  12. For former students of this institution, a certificate of service in rural and underserved areas in this country was issued by the Director of SJNAHS.
  13. Migration certificate and Eligibility certificate (Students from Universities other than RGUHS).

For Medical Super Speciality Courses 

  1. Caste Certificate (if SC/ST/OBC) from the relevant authority.
  2. NEET super speciality 2020 – Results.
  3. State Medical Council Registration Certificate.
  4. M.B.B.S. Degree and Post-graduate degree certificates.
  5. Statements of marks of all M.B.B.S. and MD/MS Examinations.
  6. Transfer certificates (Students from colleges other than St. John’s Medical College), Migration certificates and Eligibility certificates (Students from Universities other than RGUHS).
  7. Copies of certificates showing distinctions, scholarships, honours, medals and extra-curricular activities at the Intercollegiate/State level.
  8. Conduct a Certificate from the Head of the Institution from where the candidate completed the MD/MS/DNB Course. 

For PhD and Fellowship Courses

  1. MBBS and PG Degree / Diploma Certificate.
  2. State Medical Council Registration.
  3. MBBS and PG mark card.
  4. Internship Completion Certificate.
  5. Conduct a Certificate/Testimonial from the previous Institute where the candidate has worked, or from the Institute where PG was completed.

Course Fees Structure

Course(s) Duration Annual Fee
MBBS 5 years Rs 7,77,135/-
MD 3 years Rs 1.48 lakh – Rs 9.70 lakh
PhD NA
M.Ch Paediatric Surgery 3 years Rs 4,80,000/-
All other Super Specialty Courses 3 years Rs 9,33,820/-
DM 3 years  Rs 9.1 lakh

Note:

  • Please check the KEA website for information regarding the first-year fee and admission payment methods.
  • We kindly request that you DO NOT pay the St. John’s Medical College admissions and first-year fees.
  • The Management may occasionally revise the pricing schedule following KEA/RGUHS/Government rules.

Fee Payment Mode

  • Payment through Bank Card.
  • Demand draft in favour of St. John’s Medical College payable at Bengaluru.
  • Online transfer NEFT / RTGS (Details of UTR number to be emailed to accounts.sjmc@stjohns.in. 
  • Cash payment is not accepted.

Bank Details for Online Transfer

  • Account Holder: St. John’s Medical College.
  • Bank Name: Bank of Baroda.
  • Account Number: 05210200000212.
  • IFSC Code: BARB0STJOHN (note: the fifth digit is Zero).

Please be aware that: 

  1. Hostel, mess, and university fees are not included in the annual price.
  2. There will be a penalty for late payments.
  3. In addition to the usual instalments, students whose academic tenure has been extended due to failure will be required to make additional payments.
  4. Refundable payments must be claimed within three months of successfully completing the rural bond; otherwise, the students would forfeit the deposits.

Refund Policy

  • If a student drops out of a course after being accepted but before the start date, they will not be eligible for a refund of their tuition or any deposits provided to the institution, unless another applicant fills the spot left vacant by their withdrawal. Fees will be returned after deducting 10% of the total fees payable as service charges if the empty seat is filled.
  • If a student withdraws from a course during the course period for whatever reason, he or she is responsible for paying the remaining course fees, returning the total stipend given by the institution up to the time of withdrawal, and forfeiting all deposits and other payments paid to the institution.
  • Students who signed the one-year bond to work in SJMCH and Affiliated Hospitals and drop the course would be responsible for the bond penalty.

Scholarships

  • The Cardinal Gracias Scholarship: Awarded on a merit-based basis to MBBS students on an annual basis.
  • The Dean Louis Monteiro Scholarship: Awarded on a merit-based basis to a student every year.
  • Rev. Fr. F.N.Loesch, S.J., and Memorial Scholarship: Awarded on a merit-based basis to a newly admitted MBBS student. This grant is renewable as long as the recipient maintains good behaviour and progress during the first M.B.B.S. course.
  • Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Scholarship: awarded to a Catholic student from Karnataka on a merit-plus-means basis. This scholarship is based on the applicant’s conduct and behaviour, the applicant’s qualifying examination results, if any, and the University’s qualifying examination results.
    • Fr. John P.M. van der Ploeg’s Golden Jubilee 1982 Scholarship: Awarded to a medical student who is a religious sister.
    • The SJMC Alumni Association Scholarships: on a merit-plus-means basis, given to two MBBS students each year.
  • The SJMC Parents Association Scholarship: Awarded to an MBBS student each year based on merit and other factors.
  • Mr Thomas Putti Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to St. John’s Medical College undergraduate or postgraduate students on a merit-based system each year, giving extra weight to those who have a strong interest in cancer research.
  • The Smt. Kamalamma Narayana Iyer Scholarship: Awarded to one selected female MBBS student based on merit and ability.
  • The A.G. Narayan Iyer Scholarship: Awarded to one selected male MBBS student based on merit and ability.
  • Dr F.H. Noronha Scholarship: Awarded to an MBBS student each year based on merit and other factors.
  • Dr A. Yesupriya Scholarship: Awarded to an MBBS student each year based on merit and ability.
  • Peter Menezes Scholarship: Awarded to two selected MBBS students every year based on merit and other means.
  • The SJMC Alumni Association Scholarship: Awarded to two selected Medical Postgraduate students every year based on merit and other means.
  • The Prof. A.N. Radhakrishnan Scholarship: Awarded to one selected Medical Postgraduate student every year based on merit and other means.
  • Dr R. Chavrimootoo Scholarship: Awarded to one selected Medical Postgraduate student every year based on merit and other means.

Medical Courses Offered

St. John’s Medical College Bangalore offers graduate, postgraduate, and Super speciality degrees and fellowship programs. 

MBBS

    • As per the Government of India policy, Counselling for admission to the MBBS Course at St. John’s Medical College will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
    • The National Medical Council (NMC), the Central and State Governments, as well as the University have regulations and laws that must be followed to be admitted to St. John’s Medical College Bangalore.
    • MBBS is a five-year and half a month duration program that includes one year of an internship program.
    • The academic activities are supported by clinical and lab practices throughout the curriculum.

MD/MS & Specialties

    • The Medical Council of India/National Medical Council (NMC), the Karnataka government, and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences have approved St. John’s Medical College to offer post-graduate degree programs.
    • The College provides Post Graduate degrees in MD and MS.
    • Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct Common Counselling for Postgraduate Medical Admissions (MD and MS) to St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru. Applying through KEA is required for candidates.
  • M.S specializations:
ENT Obstetrics & Gynaecology Ophthalmology
General Surgery Orthopaedics
  • M.D specializations:
Anaesthesia Anatomy Dermatology
Biochemistry Community Health Family Medicine
Emergency Medicine Forensic Medicine General Medicine
Microbiology Paediatrics  Pathology 
Pharmacology Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physiology
Psychiatry Radio diagnosis Radiation Oncology
Transfusion Medicine & Immuno-Haematology

Super Specialty Courses

St. John’s Medical College Bangalore affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka offers Super Specialty (DM/M.Ch.) courses, with the approval of the Medical Council of India and the Government of Karnataka.

  • DM specializations:
Cardiology Neurology Gastroenterology
Critical Care Medicine Paediatric Nephrology Neonatology
Endocrinology Pulmonary Medicine Nephrology
  • M.ch. specializations:
Gynaecologic Oncology Surgical Oncology Paediatric Surgery
Neurosurgery Urology Plastic Surgery

PhD. & Fellowships

The College also provides fellowships programs in eight specializations and PhD courses in twelve specializations.

  •    Fellowship specializations:
Fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology Fellowship in Perinatal Medicine
Fellowship in Paediatric Intensive Care Fellowship in Dermato-Surgery
IAP Fellowship in Paediatric

Hemato-Oncology

Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Injury
IAP Fellowship in Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics Fellowship in Child Psychiatry
  • PhD specializations:
Anatomy Anaesthesia Physiology
Medicine Biochemistry Paediatric
Nephrology Microbiology Psychiatry
Molecular Medicine Community Medicine Pharmacology

Career Opportunities & Placements

St. John’s Medical College Bangalore has a placement department in the college. The placement department offers its students excellent opportunities for career growth. They also help their students find jobs and placements. Numerous businesses visit and recruit students. The placement program attracts many students who participate to develop their talents. The lowest compensation package available is INR 3 LPA, with an average salary package of INR 6 LPA.

Internship

  • Students in the final year of the course are required to do an internship through the college.
  • The internship program is very highly reputed and well organized.
  • Based on their academic achievements and abilities, students are sent to various rural and urban locations.
  • During the internship, UG students receive a stipend of approximately 6,000–7,000 per month while PG students receive a stipend of approximately INR 40,000 per month.
  • The internship program helps to improve my clinical skills as a doctor.

Rankings and Achievements

  • St. John’s Medical College Bangalore is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
  • Constantly ranked as one of the top 10 best medical colleges in India.
  • St Johns Medical College, Bangalore has secured 13th rank in the Medical category in NIRF 2021 ranking with an overall score of 60.83 out of 100.
  • St Johns Medical College, Bangalore had secured the 14th position in the same category in NIRF 2020 Ranking.  
  • The Outlook India Magazine regarded it as India’s 4th Best Medical College in India for the year 2017, for the 4th year consecutively.
  • The institution has received seven Rhodes Scholars, the most of any medical college in India, to date.

On-Campus Facilities Offered

  • Infrastructure: 

An H-shaped academic block in a 140-acre campus with Wi-Fi access makes up the St. John’s Medical College building. The academic building comprises more than 10 lecture halls, with seating capacities ranging from 30 to 350 and audio-visual amenities, as well as examination halls with a capacity of 800 people and well-equipped student labs. 4 auditoriums with seats are spread out around the vast, lushly landscaped site.

  • Research Institute:

St. John’s Research Institute was founded to pursue excellence in research and develop capacities in this field. The faculty of St. John’s Medical College and Hospital engages in research across a range of medical specialities. There are eight divisions and fully functional labs.

  • Hostel facilities: 
    • The College offers hostel rooms with modest furniture for both boys and girls, depending on availability. It is requested that the students bring their own mattresses, pillows, bedclothes, mosquito nets, and other personal belongings.
    • Every hostel has a base assistant warden, and a security guard is on duty every day.
  • Policy on ragging: 

The St. John’s Medical College Bangalore has a “ZERO TOLERANCE TO RAGGING” policy in place. All incidences of ragging will be addressed by the university strongly and strictly.

  • Counselling services:  

The stresses and hardships of student life can sometimes make it necessary to open up to, believe in, or ask for advice from someone. Students can talk to a full-time student counsellor about difficulties that might be personal or academic in nature.

  • Other facilities:  
    • One of the stores on campus is a mini-supermarket that offers sweets, fruit, stationery, toiletries, and other items.
    • The campus offers two cafeterias, a bookstall, a 24-hour pharmacy, a bank with 24-hour ATM access, a post office counter with Speed-Post capabilities, and a 24-hour bank.
    • Within easy walking distance of the Campus are tailoring services, photocopy businesses, and photo studios.

College Contact Details

Address: Sarjapur – Marathahalli Rd, beside Bank of Baroda, John Nagar, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034.

Conclusion!

The information on this page about St. John’s Medical College Bangalore was obtained from the college’s official website and my own personal online research. Please feel free to share this useful information with your friends and those in need if you think it is excellent.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the college offer placement opportunities?

Yes, the college offers good placement opportunities.

2. Does the hospital offer opportunities for internships?

Yes, internships are offered by their hospital.

3. Does the college have hostel facilities for girls?

Yes, the college offers hostel facilities for both girls & boys.

4. Is Cash Payment allowed for college admission?

No, Cash payment is not allowed.

5. When was the college established?

St. John's Medical College was established in the year 1963.

6. Is the college accredited by NAAC?

Yes, the college is accredited by NAAC.

7. St. John's Medical College is public or private?

St. John's Medical College is a private college.

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