Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University or better known as JSS University is a respected leader in education, research and patient care. An institution focused on medical and health-related studies, JSS University runs JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College and JSS College of Pharmacy at the main campus in Mysore, Karnataka as well as another pharmacy college in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The University provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally recognized professors and high-achieving students with the innovative inter professional learning opportunities.
Located in the beautiful and historic Mysore, a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, JSS Mahavidyapeetha is one of the very few education societies in the country, which instigated the transition from elite to mass education. In 1954 when JSS Mahavidyapeetha established a high school, the availability of education institutions in the rural areas was one of the major challenges in front of the students in the southern part of the country. With this reason, JSS Mahavidyapeetha started building institutions that can cater to the rural population and now it is one of the largest education societies in the country with Cr-ches, Primary schools, High schools, Pre-university and Degree Colleges, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Dental Sciences and Pharmacy, providing all classes of the society easy access to educational opportunities. It says, a young child who joins a JSS institution seeking education may go on to become a scientist, or an engineer, or a technologist, or a doctor, or a philosopher. JSS Mahavidyapeetha thus has all the facilities that shape the youngster into a good citizen of the country.
Under the leadership and gracious Patronage and blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the Chancellor of JSS University and the 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. The University provides effective value based education in all the institution by giving importance to the overall development of an individual through state-of-art facilities. Dr. Suresh, in his message to the stakeholders, says, "A university education should provide graduates with more than just a body of knowledge or an area of expertise. It should provide the tools for a life of continuous learning, the skills of creativity, problem solving and leadership."
At present, JSS University has more than 600 faculty members who instruct approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students and around 300 research scholars. The University has also played a pivotal role in ensuring that the students and faculty benefit through a wide-ranging international tie-ups. The institutions have collaborations with reputed universities, industrial and research organizations. These include 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 and many more.
JSS University is second to none in the country, when it comes to pharmacy education. Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), USA certification for the Pharm D program and accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA, NABL) and ISO-9001:2008 certification well reflects the quality education system of JSS University, both nationally and internationally. The University has TIFAC-CORE in herbal drugs approved by DST, BA/BE centre 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.
"We embrace 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," adds Dr. Suresh. Today, with campuses in Mysore and Ooty, JSS University is shaping tomorrow's healthcare.
Dr. Suresh Bhojraj, Vice-Chancellor
As the Vice-Chancellor of JSS University, Dr. Suresh has been actively involved in uplifting the standards of pharmacy education and profession in India for the past thirty years. He had pioneered the cause of promoting "Pharmacy Practice" concept in India and has the unique honour of having introduced postgraduate program in "Pharmacy Practice" and "Pharm D" programs in India. Dr. Suresh is also the recipient of the prestigious ` Eminent Pharmacist Award` of the Indian Pharmaceutical association, the `ML Schroff award` of the Indian Hospital Pharmacists Association and the `KC Chatterjee award` of the Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association. He continues to strive to uplift this facet of pharmacy profession by closely working with other global leaders.