His Holiness Pujya Gurubasava Mahaswamiji of Bilur established Basaveshwara Veershaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha on 18.10.1906. The Sangha is named after Shri Basaveshwar a visionary, a mystic, a religious leader, a social reformer and a leader of literary revolution par excellence of 12th century. As its appellation suggests the Sangha has been dedicating itself to the noble cause of dissemination of knowledge ever since its inception.
Basaveshwara Veershaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Bagalkot is one of such prominent education institutions in the state of Karnataka. Established with a Sanskrit pathashala it has grown over years into a citadel of education with a network of 154 institutions ranging from Kindergarten to Post graduation. The prominent colleges are in various faculties such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Physical Education, Engineering, Dental, Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing. B.V.V.Sangha’s network of institutions spread over four talukas Bagalkot, Mudhol and Hungund in the district of Bagalkot, Ramdurg in the district of Belgaum and Bidadi in the district of Bangalore.
The long cherished desire of Basaveshwar Veershaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha to provide higher education in medical science and medical service to the society became a reality in 2002 with establishment of medical college and hospital. The medical college was established with a mission to bring out quality doctors by imparting quality education to meet the present and changing expectations of the people and improving the health status of the people of this region by offering health care and providing optimum training facilities for medical students.
Medical college the crowning glory of the Sangha is named after the veteran national leader S.Nijalingappa. His Holiness Hanagal Shri Kumareshwar Hospital & Research Centre attached to the college has emerged as one of the premier hospital offering tertiary care in this region. The institution located on an elevated stretch of land of over 114 acres with 1140 beded tertiary hospital having well equipped laboratories, CT scan, MRI, colour doppler, TMT, dialysis, Echocardiography, Lithotripsy, Endoscopy, Ultrasonography, Laparoscopy, Lasers, Fundal camera, EEG, NICU equipments, EMG, audiometry, hitech major OTs with Intensive Care beds, Skill Lab, Medical Education, Hostels, Library, Highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty, state of art Class Rooms, Play Ground and other student amenities provide an environment for academic excellence.
The College got recognition from the Medical Council of India in 2007. The college achieved a new land mark in 2009 with the opening of the post-graduate courses in Pre and Para Clinical subjects. The College got post-graduate courses in clinical subjects in 2011. The college runs the post-graduate courses in all the disciplines of health science. The intake of undergraduate students increased from 100 to 150 in the year 2011 and 150 to 250 in 2020. Currently the college offers the basic undergraduate degree of MBBS, Post graduate degree in various subjects and Ph.D in 3 subjects. College also offers B.Sc Allied Health Science degree in different medical subjects.
Fully equipped in all respects the college is having well qualified staff in all the branches of medical science including super specialties like Urology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery. The institution is producing the finest medical graduates. The college and hospital are heralding the message of excellent medical care and health services. “QUALITY HEALTH CARE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY” at affordable cost being its motto.
Navanagar Bagalkot- 587 102
S. Nijalingappa Medical College and HSK Hospital and Research Centre