(Deemed to be University under section 3 of UGC Act)
JSS University Mysore
Introduction to JSS University
JSS University is a culmination of a half-century of perseverance in the field of education steered by the philosophy of noble minds. The medical institutions under the aegis of JSS University, are islands of excellence in their respective fields in medical sciences. The binding philosophy of these institutions, is that of training physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of patient care, whilst also pursuing cutting edge research.
The JSS Medical institutions have had a long-standing legacy in advancing education with both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship. There is a strong focus on combining practical classroom expertise with clinical exposure, and these two aspects of the University's system of education are a natural and necessary combination.Renowned as a destination of learning, the reputation of JSS medical institutions has become synonymous with quality education in India and abroad.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) declared Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore as Deemed-to-be University, hailing an important milestone in strengthening the educational evolution of some of the pioneering institutions. The 4 constituent colleges under the ambit of the University are JSS Medical College, Mysore, established in 1984 the JSS Dental College in Mysore, established in 1986 the JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore, established in 1973 and another College of Pharmacy in Ooty, which was established in 1980.
Spread over Mysore and Ooty, the University makes for a serene and conducive setting for students and researchers to learn, and grow. To the student and teaching community; JSS University offers a commitment to providing life-long professional development, advanced research, service to society and fostering global integration in healthcare. Students come here from all over India and abroad and bond over the special time they spend in the hallowed environs of the campus and its surroundings.
JSS University has a tradition of more than a thousand years behind it - a tradition of total dedication to the service of humanity in the fields of education, culture, religion and more importantly, in nurturing a spirit of tolerance.
The University has the task of carrying this tradition forward. A university is not just an institution for imparting knowledge and providing skilled doctors, pharmacists, engineers and so on; It must take up the task of arousing the spirit of curiosity amongst its students – a burning desire to expand the frontiers of knowledge. Perhaps more importantly, it must have before it the vision of creating in them a spirit of tolerance, of compassion, of maintaining ethical standards, and a desire to build a better society for themselves and for those less fortunate than themselves.
We are living in an increasingly competitive world and must equip ourselves to meet the challenges from the rest of the world, but this competitiveness must never degenerate into hostility. Rivalry must be tempered with tolerance, and friendliness towards those with whom we compete.
Everyone in the university from the highest to the lowest must strive to realize its spirit in their lives. This must be the endeavour of this university. Only then will it be a true inheritor of a great movement that began a thousand years ago.