BLDE University was established as a deemed university. The Shri B. M. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Bijapur, only constituent college of the University was established in the year 1986, by the BLDE Association (Bijapur Liberal Development Education Association).
The University has the best infrastructure for having the best medical education. It has all the major departments, a central library and residential quarters, in the beautiful campus. .
BLDE University offers MD and MS programs in various specializations at postgraduate level. Admission to MS and MD programs on basis of NEET score. The minimum eligibility criteria for taking admission in these courses require the candidate to have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in MBBS from an Institute recognized by Medical Council of India.