KLE University

By Prof. Dr. Sudha Annasaheb Raddi, Principal and Dean | 2018-09-21 07:07:10
K LE University, being the centre of excellence has been positioned as the 3rd Best University at State Level among the Universities in Karnataka by Karnataka State Universities Ranking Framework (KSURF) and 14th rank among all Indian Universities under Teaching Learning & Resources (TLR) category. The Institute of Nursing Sciences is situated in the sprawling KLE University Campus in the city of Belagavi, Karnataka with a mission to promote sustainable development in the field of nursing education and research. KLE University’s Institute of Nursing Sciences was established in the year 1987 focusing the goal of developing proficient and qualified nursing graduates. The Institute of Nursing Sciences currently runs Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care (NPCC) with an intake of 10 seats, M.Sc (Nursing) with an intake of 25 seats (5 seats in each specialty), B.Sc (Nursing) with an intake of 100 seats, P.B.B.Sc (Nursing) with an intake of 50 seats. The Institute also runs GNM (Diploma in Nursing) with an intake of 60 seats under KSDNEB (Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board).



The Institute is recognized by apex bodies like Indian Nursing Council, Karnataka State Nursing Council, Govt. of Karnataka and University Grants Commission (UGC). The Institute is Re-accredited by NAAC ‘A’ grade in 2nd cycle and placed in category ‘A’ by MHRD. The Institute has collaboration with University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK to strengthen nursing education & research through a grant from British Council under the UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI).

Institute boasts of some of the best facilities to promote comprehensive teaching and learning. The students get to the art facilities like well equipped ventilated classrooms with LCD’s. Students have access to the Library which has more than 9000 books and 14 journals along with Digital Library. The State of art Laboratories like Nursing Foundation lab with world class simulators and mannequins, Child Health Nursing Lab with NICU set up and models, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) Nursing lab with advanced mannequins, OSCE/ OSPE stations, Community Health Nursing Lab with models and village set up assist the students to gain practical knowledge and apply the skills in the clinical area.

The students gain rich clinical experience in the own parent hospital i.e. KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC with 2400 bed strength and 256 ICU beds accredited with NABH safe I & NABL accredited laboratories, KLES Belgaum Cancer Hospital & KLES Centenary Charitable Hospital. They also get good exposure in Community Health Nursing Posting at three Primary Health Centres (Kinaye, Vantmuri & Handignur), two Urban Health Centres (Rukmini Nagar & Ashok Nagar) adopted by KLES Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi. “The faculties are often considered as the founding hands of the students’ career and in this regards, faculty members are entirely dedicated to benefit the students with expertise suggestions and knowledge every single day,” mentions Prof. Dr. Sudha A Raddi.
Most of the faculties hold experience of more than 10-15 years and always participate regularly in faculty development programs in order to keep them upgraded with the latest knowledge and skills. The teaching learning process that has been adopted by the institute include classroom presentations, clinical teaching near patient’s bedside, demonstration and re-demonstration of basic and advanced nursing procedures, regular up gradation of First Aid, Basic life support and New born resuscitation skills, skills drills of obstetric emergencies and normal labor, case studies, research projects, educational and industrial tours and participation in seminars and conferences at state and national level, which provide ample exposure to students in academic, cultural, sports and NSS activities. These pursuits further prove to be an asset in their resume for future references. Added to this, the active alumni cell of more than 4000 graduates often delivers guest lectures, shares their experience in the real world and an applicable alumni website is also created establishing strong alumni network.

The placement cell consistently seeks to build communication and cordial relationship with the top recruiters and also occasionally invites them to visit the institute. “We maintain tie-ups with ace hospitals and healthcare organizations by conducting orientation programs. And through these activities the students get adapted to the procedure of recruitment and respectively lands up with highly paid jobs,” concludes Prof. Dr. Sudha Raddi.
The institute hence, envisions undertaking more collaboration and developing e-learning modules and e-journals.