Started in 1963 by the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India, St. John's Medical College has grown to be listed as one of the top medical educational institutions in the country. The Supreme Court of India, granting the privilege of conducting its own entrance test, declared St. John's Medical College as standing on a different footing among the private medical colleges in the matter of admissions made on the basis of merit. St. John's Medical College offers graduate, postgraduate, diploma and super specialty degrees recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore. The mission orientation of the institution is to train healthcare professionals, especially to serve in the medically underserved areas of the country. At present, a total of 726 students are undergoing their training in Medicine and Paramedical courses. A total of 608 staff, both teaching and non-teaching are on the payroll of the College and rendering their services to the best of their abilities. The high quality of academic and research work undertaken by the qualified and dedicated teaching staff of the college has attracted grants from different parts of the world. Alumni and faculty of the institution hold eminent positions in various fields associated with medicine and health care, both nationally and internationally.