K S Hegde Medical Academy, established in 1999 is recognized by the Medical Council of India. It is affiliated to Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru. The college is situated in the Medical Sciences Complex at Deralakatte, Mangaluru.
Dean: Prof. (Dr) P S Prakash, MBBS, MD (General Medicine) Prof. Prakash is a renowned physician and has nearly 4 decades of clinical, undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral training experience.
Anaesthesia & OT Technology: Dr. Sumalatha R.Shetty, MD (Anaesthesiology) has Twenty Two years of teaching experience and has published research articles in various national and international journals.
A candidate seeking admission to MSc (A&OTT) course must have a recognized degree of BSc (A&OTT) of 3½ years duration (including six months internship) from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.
Students seeking admission to MSc (A&OTT/MIT/MLT/RT) are required to submit the Admission Query form available on the homepage of www.nitte.edu.in
On receipt of the same, the Admission Section will guide the students with the process of registration and admission.
Admission to the course is based on merit in the qualifying examination.
The course commences on the date prescribed by the University, generally in August.
This is a job-oriented course that provides ample job opportunities. Due to the fast-expanding healthcare facilities both in the government and private sector, there is lot of scope for Anaesthesia and OTT professionals. They are usually employed in the operation theatres of large teaching hospitals, private and other corporate hospitals. Postgraduate technologists can take up teaching, research or work as an application specialist, OT technologist, clinical supervisor and even as a clinical research consultant. Professionals may eventually specialise in specific fields such as cardiothoracic, paediatric or any other advanced sub specialities. There is a scope to get a fellowship or Ph. D after postgraduation.