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A.J Hospital and Research Centre is one of the foremost tertiary hospitals in India. This leading institution provides state of the art health care treatment and facilities across 30 major medical disciplines. The Visionary initiative of Dr. A.J. Shetty, a reputed entrepreneur, educationist and well known philanthropist, was realised, when the hospital began in 2001 and today it stands as a unique center of medical excellence.

A.J Hospital and Research Centre is a unit of the Laxmi Memorial Educational Trust ® a premier institution which manages a string of professionals colleges that include medical, dental and engineering.

Our Group of Institutions

  • A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences
  • A. J. Institute of Dental Sciences
  • Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy
  • Laxmi Memorial Institute of Nursing
  • Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing
  • Moti Mahal College of Hotel Management
  • A. J. Institute of Management
  • Laxmi Memorial Institute of Paramedical Sciences
  • A. J. Institute of Hospital Management
  • A.J Institute of Engineering & Technology


A.J Hospital & Research Centre is committed to bring quality medical care of the highest standard within the reach of every individual. To realize this dream of ‘Quality Health Care for All’, we shall strive for excellence in medical services, health education and research.


We shall constantly strive to;

  • Achieve customer satisfaction by compassionate attitude and quality healthcare services
  • Provide comfortable and a risk free environment for our patients
  • Bring quality healthcare within the financial reach of every individual
  • Attain excellence in medical education and research
  • Provide comfortable and safe working environment for our employees


A.J Hospital & Research Centre is the brainchild of Dr. A.J Shetty, a well-known businessman and philanthropist of mangalore. A self made man, his success story is an inspiration to many, to honor his mother and in her memory he founded the Laxmi Memorial Education Trust in 1991, with a noble vision to make excellent health care easily affordable and accessible to all.

A.J Hospital & Research Centre is testimony to his extraordinary genius.

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He is a worthy recipient of innumerable honours such as:

  • Syndicate Member of the Mangaluru University
  • Managing Trustee of Kadri Shree Manjunatheshwara Temple
  • President of Dakshina Kannada Yakshagana Association
  • National Corporate Excellence Award, New Delhi
  • Prestigious “Rajyotsava Award” of Government of Karnataka
  • Honorary doctorate by Mangaluru University (2016). Considering his achievements in the business field, Industries and Outstanding contribution to the Medical Education, Health Care & Services to the Society

Meet Our Directors


Dr. Prashanth Marla K

Medical Director

Health is wealth. This is our goal and this is our mission. In order to give the best health care facilities and treatments to everyone in need. AJHRC, a one of its kind medical center in coastal Karnataka has a dedicated team of doctors with super specialties in every field and a well knit support system of nursing care and other paramedical staff. I wish you good health always.


Dr. Amitha P Marla

Director - Medical Administration

We need to develop vision and strength to overcome the challenges and achieve bench mark for service excellence in healthcare to grow to new heights in various fields of medicine. Our hospital shall be preferred destination for health care needs of all of patients in our City and outside by providing upgraded standards within the hospital for a healthy and peaceful living.