BLDE (Deemed to be University) came into existence on the 29th Day of February 2008 with the sole objective of providing quality Medical Education and meeting the health care needs of the people in this backward region of North Karnataka. Shri B. M. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, the only constituent college of the University, was established in 1986. It has a unitary campus of 71.2 acres with 24 departments and a teaching hospital with 1218 beds.

The BLDE (Deemed to be University) accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC (Cycle-2) with CGPA of 3.09 and recognized in ‘ATAL Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements’ by Innovation Cell, Govt. of India. The Teaching Hospital is accredited by NABH at the entry-level.

The Constituent College of BLDE (Deemed to be University)’s Shri B. M. Patil Medical College ranked Top 50th Medical College in India by NIRF-2021.

Shri B. M. Patil Medical College has been offering UG Programme-MBBS (with an intake of 200 students), PG Programmes in 24 disciplines, PG Super Specialty Programmes in Urology (M.Ch.), and Cardiology (DM) (with the intake of 151), Ph.D. Programme in 22 disciplines and Innovative courses like Fellowship, Diploma, Certificate Courses, and Value Added Courses in Medical and Allied Sciences.

With the generous support from the Sponsoring Society, the Constituent College of the University has expanded infrastructural facilities. The third floor was added to the existing hospital building, newer facilities were created like Modular operation theatres, ICCU, CCU, NICU, DSA, etc. Also, departmental buildings of Biochemistry, Anatomy, Microbiology, and Physiology have been expanded, and facilities upgraded.

The Hospital has been empaneled for State & Central Government schemes, Private Institutions, and Agencies. The University established the ‘District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC)’ which helps differently-abled persons to receive services consisting of vehicles and prostheses.

The University library spans over 2400 sq. meters. and is fully air-conditioned. There are over 21,600 books and 170 annually subscribed journals. It has been digitized and equipped with requisite library software, IT facilities, high-speed internet, databases, and e-resources.

The research has received major thrust after being conferred with the ‘Deemed-to-be-University’ status and NAAC Accreditation. This has resulted in enhanced MoUs and Collaborations with reputed National and International Universities, Research Institutions, and Government & Private Establishments. A good number of research projects addressing social healthcare problems have been taken up and are yielding information, which is of direct benefit to the people of this region. The University Journal ‘BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences’ with international academics on Editorial Board is being published by Wolters-Kluwer.

The University has strengthened and upgraded the training and research facilities through the Centre for Advanced Medical & Research (CAMR), Laboratory of Vascular Physiology & Medicine, Centre of Excellence, Genetics Laboratory, etc.  

Also, added Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Facilities for Teaching, Learning & Research. The entire campus is on Digitally Integrated Network on Optical Fibre.

Sports facilities like Indoor Sports Complex, International Standard Swimming Pool, and Athletics Track with floodlights.

BLDE (Deemed to be University) has a deep concern for healthcare facilities provided to socially disadvantaged sections of the society both in rural and urban areas. It is worth mentioning that the University has established very well-equipped Rural and Urban Health Centers.


“To be a leader in providing quality medical education, healthcare & to became an Institution of eminence involved in multidisciplinary and traditional research, the outcome of which can impact the health & the quality of life of people of this region”. 


To be committed to promote sustainable development of higher education, including health science education, consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements.

To be centre of excellence with thrust on multidisciplinary and translational research.

Make use of academic autonomy to identify dynamic educational programs. 

To adopt the global concepts of education in the health care sector.

To provide for instruction and training in such branches of learning and education as it may deem fit.

To undertake extramural studies, extension programmes and field outreach activities to contribute to the development of society.

To do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or desirable to further the objects of the Institute.

To provide education in medical and health sciences or any other branches that will imbibe human qualities in our students to enable them to practice medicine and health care prudently and equitably.

To endeavour to improve the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate education by providing necessary infrastructure and learning resources required.

To encourage the use of learner-oriented methods that would cultivate logical thinking, clarity of expression, independence of judgment, scientific habits, problem-solving abilities, self-initiated self-directed and life learning.

To encourage innovations in education, teaching methods, student assessment and extension service.

To provide an educational experience that allows hands-on-experience both in institutional as well as in a community setting.

To encourage the development of scientific temper, acquire educational experience for proficiency in the profession, and promote healthy living.

To continually display sensitivity and respond to changing educational, social, and community needs.

To enable to become exemplary citizens by observation of the moral and ethical code of conduct and fulfilling social and professional needs as to respond to national aspirations.

To plan and implement transparency and accountability in the governance of academic and administrative activities.

To promote staff-student welfare programmes.

To promote public-private partnership in various fields including health care.

To provide for interaction in training and research programmes with concerned national or international institutes such as University / Board / R & D Organizations / Centers of excellence such as ICMR, AIIMS, NIMHANS, etc.

To introduce the short-term courses for the award of PG Diploma and certificates from the proposed University.

To evolve distance education programmes or modularly designed programmes leading to degrees that can be awarded on a credit-accumulation basis in the Deemed University system.

To create an academic and administrative structure in tune with the changing needs of the society, to enable the growth of each institution of the University into a centre of excellence.

To promote and sustain international collaborations with institutions, including twinning programs and award of degrees/diplomas.

To bring in all aspects of creative human activities in medical and allied sciences such as art.

To organise and promote conferences, seminars, lectures, public debates and exhibitions in matters relating to education.

To give awards, prizes and scholarships to promote the objectives.

To form centres at convenient places and promote the objectives.

To promote education research, training and professional development in medical, bio-medical or any branches of education.

To collaborate with individuals or universities outside India for the purpose of research, education and extension of knowledge.

Assist the government in the formation and implementation of policies relating to health promotion.

To promote educational activities in habitat related environmental issues such as human waste management, hospital and other medical waste management.

To promote educational activities in habitat related environmental issues such as pollution, energy and its conservation.

BLDE (Deemed to be University) was established as a deemed university under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The Shri B. M. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Bijapur, a single constituent college of the University was established in the year 1986, by BLDE Association (Bijapur Lingayat District Educational Association).

BLDE (Deemed to be University) of BLDE Association has developed the necessary infrastructure to impart medical education. It has all the major departments, a central library and residential quarters spread across a sprawling campus. There are separate hostels for boys, girls, NRI students and PG students. The library has a wide collection of covering books, reference works, journal back volumes, etc., which are available for students and faculty for reference, along with a huge collection of e-books and e-journals. The library provides document delivery service, book bank for students, open access to faculty and students, broadband internet, bibliography and reprographic facilities. Besides, the BLDE Association has spared no expenses in building state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching and research facilities that is vital to the University.

The University was established by the BLDE Association, a respectable charitable association in Karnataka. Globalization and growing competition from National and International Universities has added to our challenge. At BLDE (Deemed to be University), we are committed to provide quality education. We are constantly striving to modernize our campus with world class infrastructure, adding new tech-tools for teaching and research. Under the BLDE Association, we are adopting the best global practices in whatever we do. Our endeavor is to become a reputed Medical Research University, with quality pedagogy. In brief, you will have a rewarding experience at BLDE (Deemed to be University). The educational standards assured here is one of the best in the country. We believe in offering education with a human face. The University is marching ahead to achieve excellence in all aspects. Be a part of Excellence.

Dr. P.G. Halakatti, known as the ‘Vachana Pitamaha’, with other philanthropists of Bijapur founded a co-operative bank and BLDEA, with a primary objective of propagation of education. Thus, the Bijapur Lingayat Development Education Association (BLDEA) came into existence on 23rd October 1910. The Association made a humble beginning by accepting to run a High School, handed over by a German missionary, who was returning to Germany because of World War-I. Thus, the journey of imparting education commenced.

In the year 1942, a religious leader and a visionary Shri Shri Sanganabasaveshwar Maha Shivayogigalu of Banthanal, laid a firm foundation to BLDE Association by way of establishing various educational institutes. He played a major role in developing the BLDEA and established many Primary and Higher Secondary schools and colleges for higher education.

In the 1960s another great visionary, Shri B.M. Patil foresaw the potential and need of scaling up educational opportunities of the people of this region. With his strong vision and perseverance, he gave a new dimension to the functioning of the institutions under the BLDEA and established new institutions to impart professional education. The BLDEA established an Engineering College, Pharmacy College, Nursing College and a Medical College, along with a 1000 bed teaching hospital, a first of its kind in the country.

A new era began in the 1990’s, when the son of Sri B.M. Patil, Sri M. B. Patil, a young and dynamic leader, took over the reins of BLDEA. His primary objective was providing quality education with modern concepts of liberalization, globalization and tremendous expansion in various new courses. He conceived the need for establishing a University and strived to establish the BLDE (Deemed to be University), which came into existence on 29th February, 2008.

The BLDEA is propagating education in Bijapur and Bagalkot districts, which are recognized as socially, economically and educationally backward areas by then British Government and by present UGC, State Government and Central Government.

The BLDEA sponsors and runs 68 Institutions in both rural and urban areas of Bijapur (now Vijayapura) and Bagalkot Districts. It includes Primary schools, High Schools, Pre-University Colleges, Degree colleges of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Management, Education Science, Fine arts, Pharmacy, Nursing, Nursery, Sericulture, Engineering & Polytechnic, Medical Sciences with Post graduate courses; and sponsors the BLDE (Deemed to be University) in detail.