Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences located on B.H.Road near the Bus Stand in Shimoga is an autonomous institute of the Government of Karnataka. Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences and its attached hospital have a total land area of about 50 acres. Admission to this college is exclusively through state and national level entrance tests. The Governing body of the Institute is the Governing Council, The overall management of the Institute shall vest in the Director, Appointed by the State Government subject to such terms and conditions as are specified in the order of appointment. The director is supported in the administration of the college, by the principal, Medical superintended, Chief Administrative officer, financial Adviser, Administrative officer, Heads of the department and other members of the medical faculty. The principal will look after the academic work and function under the guidance of the director. The medical superintendent will be in charge of the hospital and discharge the functions in the maintenance of the hospitals under the guidance of the director.