Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore


Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore is a Regional Cancer Centre (RCCs). KMIO is arecognised exclusive tertiary cancer care centre cum academic and research institutes, delivering modern health care by groups of trained professionals and paraprofessionals coming together as interdisciplinary teams and has facilities for advanced medical investigation and treatment. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore was accorded RCC statuson 1st Nov 1980 by Government of India and is a member of UICC and recognised by WHO. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore is State Government Autonomous Institute. The Indian Council of Medical Research has recognised this referral Institution as a research organization.

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore commemorates the memory of one of the most distinguished sons of India. Shri Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, who played a great role in the freedom struggle and later worked shoulder to shoulder with other national leaders in strengthening the roots of democracy and secularism in our country. The then Governor of Bombay donated 20 acres of the Campus land and Rs.1.00 lakh for the Radiotherapy machine.

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore was conceived by the City Fathers as far back as 1957 as a private venture, it was the taking over of the project by the Government of Karnataka in 1971 that finally set the ball rolling to the Inauguration of the institute on 26th June 1973. The Government of Karnataka by an order on 27th December 1979, converted the institute into an autonomous Institution, to enable it not only to mobilise resources and expertise from other national and international agencies but also, consequent thereof, to develop and grow further into a pioneer and model in the field of Oncology in Karnataka. The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore was registered on 8th January 1980 as an independent body. The first Director of the Institute-Dr. M. Krishna Bhargava took charge as Director of the autonomous institute on 23rd January 1980. Monday the 21st April 1980 was a momentous day for the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore, Shri B. Shankaranand, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, formally inaugurated the autonomous Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology.

The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore has, with its autonomous status, finally evolved into a Tertiary Cancer Institute providing modern multidisciplinary total patient care, conducting medical/clinical research, promoting cancer education programs both at the institute and in the community and initiating planned epidemiological studies in this part of the country. The autonomy of the centre confers maximum centralised administrative and management authority over planning and execution, budgets, allocations staff appointments and procedures ensuring thereby the most important attribute of such a centre—the excellence in quality of all work rendered.

The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore stands poised today on the threshold of a future with an endless potential and promise in the service of cancer patients in particular and in cancer control in general in the State of Karnataka.

Courses offered at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore

Teaching Courses offered in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology : (2013)

In recognition of the facilities available at the Institute for Diagnosis, treatment and Research on Cancer patients, various Post Graduate, Undergraduates, and Diploma courses are offered and these courses are affiliated / Recognised by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Medical Council of India and National Board of Examinations. The Cytopathology Laboratory of the Institute has been accredited by the Indian Academy of Cytologists for training in Diagnostic services.

Super specialty Post graduate Courses

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Course Duration

M.Ch. Surgical Oncology

8

3 years

D.M. Medical Oncology

6

3 years

The admission to the above courses are through the entrance exam/counseling conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Bangalore. For further details please refer to the official Website of RGUHS.

Speciality – Postgraduate courses

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Course Duration

M.D. – Radiotherapy

4

3 years

D.M.R.T. – Radiotherapy

3

2 years

Admission for 2 seats for M.D. Radiotherapy and 1 seat for D.M.R.T. is under All India Quota and through Entrance exam and counseling couducted at All India level. For remaining seats, the admission is through the Entrance test conducted by RGUHS. For further details please refer to the official website of RGUHS.

Speciality – D.N.B courses
(Accredited by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi)

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Course Duration
DNB Radiology

4

3 years

DNB Pathology

4

3 years

DNB Anesthesiology

4

3 years

The duration of the course is 3 years for Primary Candidates and 2 years for Post Diploma candidates. The admission to the above courses are through the Entrance test and Counseling conducted by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. For further details please refer to the official website of National Board of Examinations.

Fellowship Programmes
(Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences)

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Course Duration

Gynaec Oncology

2

2 years

Head & Neck Oncology

2

18 months

Oral Oncology

2

2 years

Oncopathology

2

One year

Paediatric Oncology

2

2 years

Palliative Care

2

One year

The admission to the above courses are through the written test and Viva Voce conducted by the Institute during the month of November/December.

B.Sc. ( Allied Sciences )
(Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences)

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Medical Lab. Technology

6

Imaging Technology

6

Radiotherapy Technology

6

Operation theater Technology

5

Anesthesia Technology

5

The course duration for these courses is 3 years and in addition, there will be an internship for six months period. The admission to the above courses are through the Interview conducted by the Institute during the month of June-July.  For Eligibility and other details please refer to the official website of RGUHS.

Nursing
( Recognised by INC & Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences)

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Course Duration

M.Sc (Nursing)

5 seats

2 years

Post Basic Diploma in Oncology Nursing

15 seats

11 months

Post Basic Diploma in Oncology Nursing students, after the completion of the course, will have to work  for a period of one year as Trainee Nurses during which a stipend of Rs.7500/- per month will be paid.

 The admission to Post Basic Diploma in Oncology Nursing course is through the Interview conducted by the Institute. The admission for One seat for M.Sc. Nursing course is through the counseling conducted by RGUHS and for other seats, the selection is through the Interview conducted by the Institute.

Other Course
(Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences)

Name of the Course

No. of Seats

Course Duration

M. Sc (Radiation Physics)

5 seats

2 years

In addition, after the completion of the course, the students will have to undergo one year Internship in the department as per the guidelines of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.  During the internship stipend as per the rules of the Institute will be paid. The selection is through the Interview conducted by the Institute.

The department of Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Radiation Physics are recognized for Ph.D. Programmes under RGUHS.  Many students are persuing Doctoral Programme in these departments.

Training/Observership/Honarary Residency for Specialised Training :

In addition, the Government of India has recognized this Institute as one of the Institute of National Excellance and has been deputing medical persons for WHO fellowships for higher education and training in cancer treatment and research.  It has among its primary objectives, the promotion of a high standard patient care and aims to provide top notch integrated training programme in the oncological sciences.  The institute has initiated a programme of professional education and expertise Technology transfer through short term education/training programmes for undergraduates,  postgraduates students from medical colleges/institutions/nursing colleges from Karnataka as well as from other states of the country.  Superspeciality Post graduate students from other Regional Cancer Centres will be posted to this Insitute for training. In addition, students persuing post graduate studies in various disciplines  such as Nursing, Social work are posted for a short term orientation classes as observers to the respective departments.  The doctors and Health workers of Government of Karnataka are also trained by the Institute with the main objective of imparting knowledge in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in early stage in their respective areas.

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3 thoughts on “Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore”

  1. Dear sir/madam ,
    I want to get admission in Bsc anesthesia course at your institute. I have completed my 12 from India in first division.so please. Mail me with details.
    Kindly regards,
    Pravin yadav

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