Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

By Dr. Neelima A Malik, Vice Chancellor
Dr. Neelima A Malik,Vice Chancellor

Dr. Neelima A Malik

Vice Chancellor

Krishna Institute of Medical Sci- ences (KIMS) started with the construction of a 200-bedded hospital in 1982. After two years, under the new policy of the Govt. of Maharashtra the medical college was established. Till then, healthcare facil- ities in Western Maharashtra were con- fined to metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. People living in villages did not have access to health care wherein even primary health care facilities were defi- cient. There was also a pressing need for creating health awareness and providing health education in village communities.

These circumstances prompted Late Jaywantrao Bhosale to establish the Krishna Institute with the noble ob- jective of providing quality health care at an affordable cost for people living in rural areas. The Universi- ty conducts five undergraduate, 40 postgraduate degree, six post grad- uate diploma, two super specialty courses, PhD in 11 disciplines and 11 post-doctoral fellowship programs.Today, KIMS is not just a medical college, but an abode of research. Students who come to seek knowledge in health sciences have to be aware that they are entering a program, which premeditates their involvement in research. “Faculty in health sciences besides being ‘clinicians and service providers’ are also ‘teachers and researchers.’ Their contribution has to be all pervasive with universal reach and have to undergo ‘Refresher orientation courses’ to update his knowledge, attitude and skills and contribute to its expansion by his/her involvement in research,” claims Dr. Neelima A Malik, Vice Chancellor, KIMSDU. University has taken a number of steps to strengthen and promote research initiatives by undertaking interdisciplinary and inter-pathy research projects with a number of institutes and organizations.
On the flipside, the university has a well-defined structured procedure for planning, designing and update of the curriculum along with adoption of global standards in medical education, reflecting the views of The World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) and Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). KIMSDU has taken into account all the relevant stakeholders in designing curriculum, syllabi and courses. Training in research methodology and scientific use of library information resources along with modules on ethics and soft skills are a part of the KIMSDU curriculum, which inculcates values and right attitude for all round development of learners.

“The curriculum is periodically updated in order to make it socially relevant, skill oriented and knowledge intensive. It is structured and updated on the edifice of feedback analysis and recognition of student needs with intellectual inputs from alumni, expert faculty members, parents and peers,” explains Dr. Malik. The university has developed infrastructure and learning recourses that not only comply with the requirement of the councils, but also have been further enhanced by providing the latest equipment and technologies to keep pace with the rapid advancements in health care and health education. Today, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University takes pride in being one of the largest health care facility and most sought after destination for health sciences in the state of Maharashtra.
UNIVERSITY A GLANCE

Year of Establishment: 1984

Founder: Jaywantrao Bhosale

Chancellor: Dr. Vedprakash Mishra

Chairman, Krishna Charitable Trust: Dr. Suresh Bhosale

Location: Karad, Maharashtra

Constituent Departments
• Faculty of Medical Science
• Faculty of Dental Science
• Faculty of Nursing Science
• Faculty of Physiotherapy
• Faculty of Allied Science
• Department of Higher Education

Linkages with International Universities

Walter Reed Army medical center Washington DC USA
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, USA
St. Georges University, Grenada
Health Oasis L.L.C. Des Moines Iowa, USA

Collaborated Institutes for Research projects

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
National Aids Research Institute (NARI)
National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE)
National Institute of Virology (NIV)
Department of Health Sciences, University of Pune
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune