A J institute of medical sciences was was established on 21 October 2002 and is one of the pioneer institute in Mangalore. The medical college is currently affiliated with RGUHS and recognised by Medical Council of India. The college is promoted by industralist Mr.A.J.Shetty. The college building is constructed on a sloping land, overlooking the city. It offers an aesthetic ambience coupled with a breath-taking bird’s eye view of the city.
The college has post graduation courses i.e. M.D. and M.S. degrees in various departments like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, PTCD, Anaesthesiology, Radiology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics,and Obstetrics & Gynecology. The medical college is also equipped with one of the best stocked libraries in the state. It offers an expanse of knowledge for the students to excavate. The institute is a premier institution imparting medical education that effectively combines high academic exposure, professional outlook and commitment to humanitarian values.