About College



To crown its endeavour the Sangha started Hanagal Sri Kumareshwar hospital in 2000. Two years later Medical College was started in the old campus (in 2002) with the affiliation of RGUHS & MCI. The foundation stone for medical college and hospital was laid and the construction activity followed immediately in full swing over an area of 114 acres…. and in over just 2 years the bare mountain at Navanagar witnessed a new monument rising up…. which made everyone hold their breaths with awe and delight….. It stands apart and has become the landmark of Bagalkot with its magestic building and a beautiful campus. The hospital has been named after Late His Holiness Shri Kumaraswamiji of Hanagal who convened the first Veerashaiva Mahasabhe which led to the establishment of Veerashaiva Vidya Vardhaka Sangha in Karnataka. The college has been named after Shri S. Nijalingappa, for granting 250 acres of land on lease for a period of 30 years when he was the chief minister of Karnataka…… which was later regularised and granted by Late Shri J. H. Patel when he was the Chief Minister. Late Dr. S. J. Nagalotimath, the B.C. Roy awardee of international fame was appointed as the first medical director and was assigned the task of planning and establishing the medical college…. Dr. T.M. Chandrashekhar, the first and the most beloved principal, now dean of SNMC has contributed immensely. Both Dr. S. J. Nagalotimath and Dr. T. M. Chandrashekhar have given a very good beginning to SNMC and hospital. Shri Siddanna Shettar, Chairman, Governing Council of Medical, Dental and Nursing college has been extending his full support to ensure that the best facilities and best teaching faculty is made available to the students and people alike..... Under the able leadership and guidance of Shri Siddanna Shettar this medical institute is growing tremendously. He introduced several health schemes for the benefit of the students. Member doctors and their family and other staff. With the introduction of Yeshaswini Health Scheme, Vajpayee Arogya Scheme, Tyai bhagya, Balasanjeevini the poor were enabled to utilise the state of the art medical care of a private tertiary health care centre like SNMC. Dr. C. S. Patil the past principal of our college has gone a long way in improving the upcoming medical college with his immense experience. Dr. Ashok S. Mallapur the present principal is associated with this institution since the inception from 2000. He was instrumental in starting the hospital way back in 2000 with the guidance of Late Dr. S.J. Nagalotimath. He along with the co-operation of management and the dedicated staff is striving to modernize and well equipping the college and the hospital. Within a span of 9 years, we are well established with P.G. in all major Pre, Para and Clinical departments. The college was granted by MCI recently an increase intake from 100-150 seats for MBBS course. We have also doctorate courses in Physiology, Microbiology and Community Medicine. 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. The hospital is fully equipped with state of art technology machines like CT scan, MRI, colour doppler, TMT, dialysis, Echocardiography, Lithotripsy, Endoscopy, Ultrasonography, Laparoscopy, Lasers, Fundal camera, EEG, NICU equipments, EMG, audiometry, 14 hitech major OTs with 146 Intensive Care beds.