BLDE University is one of the reputed universities in Karnataka providing education in various medical courses. Housed in a sprawling campus at Bijapur (now Vijayapura) in Karnataka, it was declared a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, and approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has been established under BLDE Association, a renowned educational society, running more than 75 institutions in the state.
The constituent college of the BLDE University, Shri B M Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Vijayapura, was established in the year 1986 by BLDE Association (Bijapur Liberal District Educational Association).
Shri B. M. Patil Medical College has been offering UG Programme-MBBS (with an intake of 150 students), PG Programmes in 18 disciplines, PG Super Specialty Programme in Urology (M.Ch.), Ph.D. Programme in 12 disciplines and Innovative courses like Fellowship, Diploma and Certificate Courses in Medical and Allied sciences.
Shri B. M. Patil Medical College’s research has received major thrust after being conferred with the Deemed to be University status. This has resulted in enhanced MoUs and Collaborations with reputed Universities and research institutes. Good number of research projects addressing social health care problems have been taken up and are yielding information which will be of direct benefit to the people of the region. The University Journal with international academics on Editorial Board is being published by Wolters-Kluwer.