Established in 1963 at Belgaum
, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College is recognized by Karnataka University and the Medical Council of India. It has academic affiliation with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago and College of Medicine, Chicago. It offers undergraduate degree courses (MBBS) and postgraduate degree/diploma courses related to medicine and surgery, and allied health science courses. The college also has facilities for research programs.
The facilities of the college include a 1000 bedded multi-specialty teaching hospital with all modern facilities. The college has a beautiful campus with an auditorium, a bank, post office, communication centre, canteen and a fruit stall. There are residential quarters for the staff, spacious hostels both for gents and ladies, and a playground built on Olympic standards.