The idea of a medical college was conceived by Achyuta Samanta. Construction of the college building was completed in 2004, the faculties were appointed. Initially, the hospital was a makeshift facility in the Godown area of the former MAGNETIC company. This hospital was extended to take up more indoor patients and service was improved.
In June 2005 the new hospital building was complete. The hospital acquired new equipment like a CT scan.
2006 saw the beginning of the inspection processes by the MCI and in June 2007 KIMS was formally given permission to start MBBS course.
The institute was earlier affiliated to Utkal University, however in 2009 in came under the ambit of KIIT University. In 2013, KIMS got permanent affiliation from Medical Council of India (MCI).
Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences provides degree courses for MBBS, MD. Its intake for MBBS courses is 100 and for postgraduate courses it is approximately 16. A dental wing in the college campus imparts B.D.S. and M.D.S. degrees under the KIIT University.
The college offers the four-and-a-half-year M.B.B.S. course with a one-year compulsory rotating internship in affiliated hospitals.
Post graduate courses
The college offers the following post graduate courses.
Oncosurgery Facilities: All kinds of cancer surgeries by trained cancer surgeons and highly experienced onco surgeons from AIIMS.
Gastroenterology: Full fledged gastroenterology set up including Colonoscopy, ERCP, Endoscope Procedures and Laparoscopic System, Enteroscopy (Endocameras with monitors). Treatment by renowned gastroenterologists from KEM Hospital, Mumbai.
Pediatric Surgery: Experienced pediatric surgeons trained in PGI, Chandigarh.
Intensive Care Units(ICUs) with vital organ function support and bedside/ central monitoring systems.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU) is a well acclaimed centre for imparting advanced neonatal care. It has 20 beds, with ventilators, monitors and resuscitation facilities.
8 Computerized Dialysis Centre equipped to provide services to patients with kidney failure. The centre functions under the leadership of an experienced nephrologist from AIIMS.
Diagnostic Gastrointestinal Endoscopies, Endoscopic retrograde, cholangiopancreatography, stone removal, Stenting, Endoscopic Sclerotherapy and Polypectomy, Oesophageal manometry
PCNL procedures for urological problems
Orthopedics: Capability to perform advanced orthopedic surgeries such as total knee replacement and total hip replacement, arthroscopy, spinal surgery & ligament repair.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive, Micro vascular and early burn surgery
Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation and fluorescence Angiography, retinal surgeries. It is one of the few centres in odisha where facility of retinal surgery is available.
Electroencephalography (EEG), brain atlas and base of skull surgery, EMG study