Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is one of the oldest medical colleges in the state of Karnataka. Located in Hubli in the district of Dharwad in Karnataka, the medical college was set up in 1957. The college was known as Karnataka Medical College until 1997, when it was rechristened to Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. During that period, the college acquired the status of an autonomous institution, approved by Government of Karnataka. KIMS is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) also aims to provide excellent training to its students. It conducts several medical courses at UG as well as PG level and a Nursing course at the Bachelor’s level. All the courses offered by Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences have been approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The Nursing course offered by it is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).