The Shri B.M Patil Medical College was founded in 1986 by BLDE Association (Bijapur Lingayat District Educational Association). This association is Karnataka's renowned educational humanity trust. Currently, it runs more than 75 institutions in the Karnataka state. The college campus is spread over 65 acres of land. The Shri B.M Patil Medical College offer 150 MBBS seats every year to the students. Admission to the MBBS program is given on the basis of the student's performance in the entrance examination. The students who want to pursue MBBS from this college will be required to qualify for the NEET UG examination which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Other than the MBBS program, the Shri B.M. Patil Medical College also offers various PG programmes in 18 disciplines, PG Super Specialty Programme in Urology (M.Ch.), PhD Programme in 12 departments and Innovative courses like Fellowship, Diploma and Certificate Courses in Medical and Allied Sciences.
The Nearest railway station to this college is Bijapur Railway Station which is 4.7 km distance away from the college. The Nearest airport to the college is Hubli Airport.