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Health Care Centre, NITK

Driven by a broader and better understanding of health and its impact on learning the institute has established the Health Care Centre to oversee and coordinate the medical care provided on the campus. Located within easy reach of the NITK community at the centre of the campus, opposite to the main playground, the centre plays a key role in catering to the increasing medical needs of the campus. Through the promotion of healthy lifestyles the Health Care Centre provides critical support to the academic mission.

Institute Medical Officers

Dr. Shrimathi B

9448333179, 8867587947

Dr. M. L. Balabhaskara


Dr. Sulochana J Nayak



Reception Counter

Book Appointments

3070 (intercom)

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.



Driver Contact


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.


Visiting Consultants

Visiting Consultants Name Speciality Visting Hours
Dr. Pradeep Kumar J. Dermatologist Saturday From 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dr. Y. N. Shetty Ayurvedic consultant From 2.00PM to 5.00 PM Thursday
From 9:00 to 12:00 Noon Sunday
Dr. Anil Kumar Paediatrician From 8:00 to 9:00 AM Tuesday, Friday
M/S Fr. Muller’s Homeopathy Hospital, Mangalore From 9:30 to 11:30 AM Wednesday, Saturday
Dr. Kishore Krishna Ophthalmologist From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Monday
Dr. Nithyanand Chowta General Medicine From 3:00PM to 5:00 PM Thursday
Dr. Gatha Upadhya Dermatologist From 3.00PM to 5.00 PM Wednesday
Dr. Sangeetha Jegannathan Eye Specialist From 3.00PM to 4.00 PM Tuesday
Dr. Sunil Pai ENT Surgeon From 4.30PM to 5.30 PM Wednesday
Dr. Bhaskar Bhandary Orthopedic Surgeon From 4.45PM to 5.45 PM Tuesday
Dr. T. Susan Mani Gynaecologist From 4.30PM to 5.30 PM Friday
Dr. Sangeetha Jegannathan Eye Specialist From 3.00PM to 4.00 PM Tuesday
Dr. Keshav Pai Psychiatrist From 3.00PM to 5.00 PM Thursday
Dr. Neyma B. S. Dentist Monday to Saturday 9.00AM to 1.00PM
Dr. Aravind Bhat Dentist Monday, Thursday, Friday (2.00PM-5.00PM) Sat (2PM-4PM)
Dr. Rameela Shekhar Psychological Counselor From 4PM to 6PM Tuesday

Medical Insurance Card

For in-patient treatment (round the clock service), students can get cashless facility on producing the Medical Insurance Card at the hospital where they are admitted. Students may seek the advice of medical officers in selecting the hospital for admission and treatment. Pertaining to the out-patient treatment in any of the hospitals, (as referred by institute medical officers) all the bills towards medical expenses have to be submitted for reimbursement at the hostel office duly signed by the Institute Medical Officer.


Institute Recognised Hospitals

Padmavathi Hospital, Surathkal

Phone: 0824 247 6600
Opposite Mangalore City Corporation, Surathkal Overpass, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575014

Chirashree Nursing Home, Surathkal

Chirashree Nursing Home, behind service bus stand, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575014

Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences, Mukka

Srinivas Integrated Campus, Mukka, Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575021

AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangaluru

Mangalore, Karnataka 

KMC, Ambedkar Circle and Attavar, Mangaluru [Cashless Facility]

Mangalore, Karnataka 

Prashanth Nethralaya, Mangaluru

Mangalore, Karnataka


Mangalore Nursing Home

 Mangalore, Karnataka 

Unity Hospital, Mangaluru

 Mangalore, Karnataka 

Yenapoya Hospital, Mangaluru

 Mangalore, Karnataka 

Father Muller’s Medical College Hospital, Mangaluru

 Mangalore, Karnataka 

KMC Hospital, Manipal

 Mangalore, Karnataka 

SDM Ayurvedic Hospital, Udyavara, Udupi

 Mangalore, Karnataka 

Atharva Ortho Care Hospital, Surathkal

 Mangalore, Karnataka

Manashanthi, Counseling Research and Training Centre

Dr. Rameela Shekhar, Psychological Counselor can be consulted on prior appointment basis APS Complex, Highlands, Mangaluru - 575001
[Cashless Facility]

On-campus facilities

The huge community of NITK including the students, staff and dependents, mess employees and their dependents, retired employees and their spouses and temporary employees are given free treatment in the Health Care Centre. To support the growing population of the campus three full time Medical Officers are appointed for general consultations and treatment during the day. Visiting Consultants are available in different specialties including Allopathy, Ayurveda and Homeopathy. A full-fledged dental unit with Dental X-ray facility operates in the Health Care Centre with two visiting dental surgeons are available for consultation. Besides, night casualty operates with one medical officer and one staff nurse till midnight. Ambulance service is available 24x7 with basic facilities and a first aider.


Medical Diary

Medical diaries are issued at the reception counter to all the permanent employees and dependents, retired employees and the students of the institute. These medical diaries enable the doctors to maintain the medical records of the patients. Appointments are given at the reception counter in person/over telephone to consult different visiting specialists.


The Pharmacy at the Health Care Centre is outsourced since 2007 making available all the medicines prescribed by the institute medical officers and visiting consultants free of cost.

Nursing Facility

Along with the regular nursing care, day care facilities like Nebulization, Oxygen Inhalation and Intravenous Fluid Infusion are available in the Heatth Centre. E.C.G. facility is also provided for the needy patients.

Clinical Laboratory

The basic blood, urine and stool tests are carried out in the laboratory. Investigations on blood sugar, lipid profile, blood urea and creatinine etc. are conducted using the Modern Biochemistry analyzer and blood count analyzer.

Dressing Room

Wound Dressing, suturing of wounds, incision and drainage procedures and other minor surgical procedures are carried out in the dressing room.

Medical Facility outside campus

Fourteen hospitals in Mangaluru and Udupi have been recognised by the institute for the specialized treatment in Allopathy and Ayurveda for the NITK community. Facility for Direct Payment from Institute for out-patient and in-patient treatment is made available at KMC Mangaluru.