Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University, also known as JSS University, is a deemed university located in Mysore, Karnataka. It was established in 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and is part of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, which runs a variety of educational institutions. This deemed-to-be university is recognized by both MHRD and NAAC at A Grade, has been focusing more on teaching, research and service , from its inception. Under the leadership and gracious Patronage and blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji , the Chancellor of JSS University and Vice Chancellor , Dr.B.Suresh, a noted multifaceted leader in India, the university has made great progress in grooming graduates, postgraduates, and PhD researchers of great acumen by providing effective value based education in all the institution by giving importance to overall development of an individual through state-of-art facilities to make the learner a useful citizen to the country.
JSS University is focused on medical and health-related studies, and comprises JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College and JSS College of Pharmacy at the main campus in Mysore as well as another pharmacy college in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu. With a view to extend the horizons in the field of Health Sciences, the Department of Water and Health, Department of Health System Management Studies and Department of Life Sciences was also started later.
Today, more than 600 faculty members instruct approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students and around 300 research scholars. The University`s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a education at JSS University. A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to students, faculty and other staff. Campus life activities are built around the concepts of encouraging each member to express his or her talents and to respect all members of our pluralistic culture.
The University has also played a pivotal role in ensuring that the students and faculty benefit through wide-ranging international tie-ups. The institutions have collaborations with reputed universities, industrial and research organizations .These include has International collaboration with La Trobe University, Australia, Khon Kaen University, Thailand University of Southern Nevada, USA, Long Island University, USA,AIMST University, Malaysia Howard University, Washington DC, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, AlfaGene Biosciences Inc, USA National Institutes of Health, USA, Oman Medical College, Oman , etc,.
A wide range of international study and research opportunities are available to both undergraduate and graduate students, including the chance to conduct research abroad. The University also supports students interested in individual or group extracurricular projects abroad.
International alumni groups helps the JSS University to build global networks. Multidimensional partnerships with faculty and institutions around the world help foster the flow of ideas. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues throughout the world to carry out important, cutting-edge research and scholarship.
The research outputs have supported high impact publication in premier scientific journals and have contributed new knowledge to the understanding of newer drugs, therapy and treatment through innovations and patent. There is a wealth of knowledge that is being generated every single day in the field of molecular biology through the centre of excellence of Molecular Biology and Natural Product Research to address important societal problems. The University combines leading medical research and compassionate patient care to face the world’s most pressing medical challenges. Major Research Grants from National Funding Agencies reveal the quality of the University/Programs offered as a whole and colleges in particular.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), USA certification for our Pharm D programme and accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA, NABL) and ISO-9001:2008 certification well reflects quality education system both nationally and internationally. TIFAC-CORE in herbal drugs approved by DST, BA/BE center approved by DCGI, Drug Testing Laboratory approved by State Government, Faculty Training Centre, Industry Institution Interaction Cell, Entrepreneurship Cell approved by AICTE. Centre for Advanced Drug Research and Testing (CADRAT) of the college is recognized for its expertise in industrial/academic consultancy that provides opportunity for problem based learning. Accreditations/Certifications awarded (NAAC, ACPE, ISO-9001:2008) and awaited (NBA, NABL).
University has a sharp focus on attracting the best researchers and research students, and on providing them with comprehensive support and motivation. Under this internationally renowned academician, management expert, corporate consultant, and entrepreneur, the university has made great strides in enhancing the employability of its students too. Industry interaction at JSS is of a high degree, thanks to its world-class Advisory Board consisting of topnotch academicians, researchers, and consultants from across the world. The alumni as CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Leading Academicians/Researchers are our brand ambassadors both nationally and globally.
Outreach programs inculcate the social and professional responsibilities while personality development programs, sports, cultural and literary activities facilitate holistic development of students.
Thus, JSS University cater medical, Dental and Pharmacy professionals with knowledge, skills and competencies at global standards with imbibed core values of respect, professionalism, leadership and social responsibilities to meet the health care needs of mankind. The JSS institutions have had a long-standing legacy in advancing education with both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship. Renowned as a destination of learning, research and service the reputation of JSS University has become synonymous with quality education in India and abroad.
The University has also broadened its physical boundaries through overseas campuses and centers. Spanning 3 international locations, these venues enhance opportunities for collaboration with universities, research institutes, and cultural organizations abroad; meet the needs of a growing number of faculty and students for research support and other opportunities; and engage alumni throughout each region.
Today, the JSS University’s interdisciplinary approach to world-changing research and insatiable commitment to rigorous inquiry remain core values and help lead the country in scientific and technological innovation. The University is also sparking change that will impact the future generations to come. Working in partnership with policymakers and practitioners worldwide, bringing improvements to people’s lives in real time.
University embraces the challenges of the 21st Century by building new bridges across old boundaries. These bridges include new educational programs and interdisciplinary studies; strategic partnerships with private and public R&D centres that pool resources and promote innovative research; and new international relationships.