In the year 1984, a group of dedicated and like-minded visionaries headed by Shri.R.L.Jalappa, a champion of Co- operative movement in the state of Karnataka established Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust for Backward Classes with the focus on provisioning of Medical Education and Social Services. The trust started Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College at Tamaka, Kolar, in the year 1986. Through this college, the trust sought to make a significant contribution to Medical Education, Research and Health Care to rural population. The college is located 5 Km away from Kolar Town, Karnataka.
The trust in its stride for attainment of quality in education and Health Care Services has obtained accreditation for its Medical College by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC, India) and Certification by ISO 9001-2000 in the year 2006. Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College is one of the few medical colleges in India to have achieved these remarkable dual feats of accreditation as early as in 2006.
This inspired the Trust to apply for Deemed University status for this college in the name and style of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, comprising of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College. The University Grants Commission conducted an inspection in April 2007 and after being satisfied with the infrastructure facility and teaching facilities, recommended to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, to confer ‘Deemed to be University’ status to this medical college. Accordingly, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, conferred Deemed to be University status under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 to the Medical College on 25th May 2007, vide Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, Notification No.F.9-36/2006-U 3(A) dated 25th May 2007. The establishments of the University and the constituent institution are co-located at Tamaka village, Kolar and spread over more than 72 acres of lush green campus with several buildings to accommodate the medical college, administrative offices, teaching/training facilities, hospital and hostels with a total built up area of over 1.17 lakh sq mtrs. Currently, the university has two faculties of studies viz; Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The medical college conducts Under Graduate Degree (MBBS), Post Graduate Degrees (M.D./M.S.), Post Graduate Diploma courses, Doctoral Programmes in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Ophthalmology , E.N.T. and Fellowship Programmes in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology as well as Oral surgical Oncology.
The University has developed regulations, curricula/syllabi for MBBS, Postgraduate (M.D./M.S.) and Postgraduate Diploma Courses as per the policy guidelines laid down by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi. While core curriculum as per regulatory bodies is retained, modifications of curriculum required are done after obtaining feedback from the stakeholders. The university has established a Department of Medical Education (UDOME) to train the trainers in the processes of curriculum development as well as teaching learning and evaluation modalities. All the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses offered under the Faculty of Medicine are recognized by Medical Council of India. The college is also recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council since the academic year 2009-10. The Departments under the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences offer Doctoral, M.Phil. Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes. The Department of Allied Health Sciences conducts vocational programs in six specialties and the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics offers innovative courses viz., M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Postgraduate Diploma in Genomic Technology, M.Phil. in Molecular Cell Biology and Medical Genetics and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Cytogenetic Studies. In addition, the university also offers postgraduate programmes on Library and Information Science (MLISc) and in Public Health (MPH) under the aegis of same faculty.
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