JSS Medical College, Mysuru, was started in 1984-85 and is imparting education in medical sciences (MBBS) course. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India and was affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore from 1995-1996. It has now become a constituent college of JSS University established under Section-3 of UGC Act from 28-05-2008.
JSS Medical College (JSSMC) is a prestigious medical college based in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The graduate and post-graduate programs of the college are recognized by the Medical Council of India. The courses offered are also recognized by General Medical Council (UK), Sri Lanka Medical Council and WHO. The college has been recognized by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK, for the award of MRCOG
After the formation of JSS University (Established under Section-3 of UGC Act), JSS Medical College became a constituent college of the JSS University (now JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research-JSSAHER) from the Academic year 2008-2009, which is among the country's top 5 and world's top 500 universities as per The Times Higher Education Ranking, 2019. JSSAHER has been accredited by NAAC with an A+ grade. The students of this college are from all corners of India as well as from abroad.
The Central Library is spread over an area of 14,167 sq ft (1,316.2 m2). The central library is located on the first floor of the main building, which is spread in an area of 3,206 m2. This building is divided into different sections like Reference Section, Periodicals, Computer, Audio-visual Section and General Reading Room. The hospital library is an extension of the college library and it was established in the year 1997 for the benefit of clinical faculties, post Graduate students and house surgeons. The library has a collection of about 23986 volumes. Added to this the collection includes the back volumes of Periodicals, Videocassettes and 35 mm Slides etc. The collection also comprises Medical Reference Books, Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Technical Reports, Thesis Works and Dissertation Reports and many other books on General Reading. Books and CD-ROM databases: The library is subscribing for 242 journals (129 foreign, 113 Indian) of medical science that are systematically displayed in the Journal Section.