The SJM Vidyapeetha started Basaveshwara Medical College in the backward district Chitradurga, to reach the medical education to the un reached in particular and the development of this backward region in general, in the year 2001-02.
Today it is a full-fledged college with required physical and human infrastructure as required by the Medical Council of India and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The Hospital, including the urban and rural health centres, is developed not merely with an intention to provide teaching material to students but also with the social commitment of providing health care to the common folk of the district. It is the only medical college functioning in the entire district. Students from all parts of the country are undergoing medical education imparted on spiritual and moral base.
The college has well-designed building for teaching, administration and hospital purposes. It has a rich logistic infrastructure to ensure the best teaching and learning environment. Indoor and outdoor sports buildings are provided to keep the students and staff physically fit. Hospital is made to function as required according to the norms of the Medical Council of India and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. No stone is left unturned to recruit and motivate the teaching and non-teaching faculty both at college and in the hospital.
The College is Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore and Recognised by Medical Council of India, New Delhi. It is also a Member of Comed.K Group.