The present KARNATAKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, HUBLI, (K.I.M.S. HUBLI.) was earlier known as the KARNATAKA MEDICAL COLLEGE, HUBLI. It was established in AUGUST 1957.For initial few years, the college was functioning from a building which is now known as J.G.Commerce College. Later, it was shifted to the present beautiful campus comprising of 100 acres of land, situated on Pune – Bangalore National Highway, Vidyanagar, Hubli.
there was a progressive decline in terms of staff strength, facilities,and subsequently the services that was provided by the Institution.For almost seventeen years there were no new recruitments. The Institute was almost on the verge of getting de – recognized by the Medical Council of India.The Government of Karnataka immediately constituted a Governing Council and in JUNE 1997, the then KARNATAKA MEDICAL COLLEGE was accorded the Autonomous status, and so was born, the present KARNATAKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, HUBLI.