Sri Siddhartha Medical College

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Sri Siddhartha Medical College
Motto Sabbe Loko Hitatthaya
Motto in English Let all be Happy and Prosperous
Established 1988
Type Private
Chancellor Dr. G. Shiva Prasad
President Late Shri. H.M.Gangadharaiah
Vice-president Dr.G. Parameshwara[1][2][3]
Vice-Chancellor Dr. P. Balakrishna Shetty[4]
Principal Dr. A.G. Srinivas Murthy[3]
Dean M Z Kurian
Location Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Campus Agalakote, Tumkur
Affiliations Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (Sri siddhartha university ,Tumkur)

Sri Siddhartha Medical College (SSMC) was started in the year 1989 by Sri Siddhartha Educational Society (SSES).[5] The Medical College and hospital is located in the outskirts of Tumkur city – 6 km from the city amidst green field in a vast campus of 220 acres of the side of BangaloreHonnavar national highway and it is just 76 km from Bangalore city connected by road and railway.

The college was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. After the Medical Council of India and the then Karnataka state government run under the Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde had declined the permission to set up the college, the Supreme Court of India had given the signal to go ahead in mid-1989.[5]

College Campus[edit]

The Medical College and hospital is located in the outskirts of Tumkur city – 6 km from the city amidst green field in a vast campus of 220 acres of the side of Bangalore – Honnavar National highway and it is just 76 km from Bangalore city well connected by road and railway. The climate is similar to Bangalore. There are 21 buildings with built-in area of about 73,875 sq. mt at the cost of about Rs. 20 crores, which include furnished quarters for staffs. Separate buildings for Pre and Para-clinical departments, spacious library and information center and SSMC Hospital.

The Hospital[edit]

SSMC Hospital has separate building for OPD and causality with independent departments of Medicine, Surgery, OBG, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Paediatrics, ENT, Dermatology, and Radiology. It is a 1350 bedded hospital, fully equipped with 12 major operation theaters in addition to minor operation theaters. SSMC is catering the needs of rural population. There are skilled doctors with specially trained nurses to give a healing touch to the patients. The Hospital building also has a post office and a bank to serve the needs of staff, students and the public. There is a canteen, hospital mess, fruit stall and a phone booth to cater the needs of the public.

Ongoing Research Programs[edit]

The college is set under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Banglore. The college has also produced gold medalists in past.[6] Prof. Yahya Siddiqui, MD who teaches in Psychiatry and Forensics has researched on positive effects of Aripiprazole and Ziprasidone in the treatment of depression in bipolar I and bipolar II disorder.[7]

[8] Biochemistry

  • Ant carcinogenic effects of natural & synthetic disulphide in induced Hepatoma in rats.
  • New Biochemical markers in Critical care in coronary heart disease.
  • Hypoglycemic effect of disulfides in experimental diabetes mellitus.
  • Anti-atherosclerotic effect of disulphide in rats fed atherogenic diet
  • Biochemical aspects of malaria.

Micro Biology

  • Anaerobic infections in and around Tumkur.
  • Neonatal Septicemia.
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Mycotic Keratitis.
  • Enter pathogens in Children.


  • Clinical Study – Management of fracture shaft of tibia by closed interlocking intramedullary nailing in adults.


Obstetrics & Gynecology


  • Study of osskular defects in csom and its managements
  • CT correlated study of Anatomic variations of Para nasal sinuses
  • CT Study of Sin nasal inflammatory diseases


  • Profile and Clinic radiological correlation in patients with stroke score and Guy’s Hospital Score
  • Evidence of silent myocardial ischemia in type-l diabetics evaluation by tread mill test.
  • Profile of patients with organ phosphorus compound poisoning : Special reference to Pseudo Cholinesterase and morality.
  • Lung function test in asymptomatic smokers.
  • Fructosamine assay as a marker of glycemic control in Diabetics.

Radio Diagnosis

  • High resolution computed tomography in pulmonary tuberculosis


  • Isolation of common fungus in corneal ulcer patients as reported at SSMCH.
  • Post operative astigmatism following cataract surgery.
  • Causes of decreased vision after cataract surgery ( < 6/24 ).


  • Acute abdomen – correlation between clinical radiological and operative findings.
  • Clinical study of Post-Operative wound infections.
  • Comparative study of incisional hernia repair between anatomical and mesh


Admissions to U.G and P.G courses shall be made on an All India basis to the identical courses in all deemed-to-be universities through a Common Entrance Test conducted by UGC or by an Institution / Agency identified and approved by the UGC. This shall also apply to those institutions which have already been given the deemed-to-be university status. Total number of under-graduate seats (M.B.B.S) at Sri Siddhartha Medical College: 130 Total number of under-graduate seats (B.D.S) at Sri Siddhartha Dental college : 40 The admissions in the college for 2006 were done based on the Under Graduate Entrance Test (UGET) held by Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K).[9]


  1. ^ "Caste in Class". Indian Express. August 21, 2005. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "‘It is not a post, but responsibility’". Banglore: Deccan Herald. October 26, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Management". 
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b Ataulla, Naheed (Nov 1, 2010). "Out of his way -- from research to politics". Times of India. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "9,306 students awarded RGUHS degrees". The Hindu. March 25, 2004. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ Moyer, Paula (June 2, 2005). "Aripiprazole, Ziprasidone Beneficial and Well Tolerated as Adjuncts in Bipolar I and II". Atlanta. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Researches". 
  9. ^ Kappan, Rasheed (April 27, 2006). "COMED-K's UGET has become 'important'". The Hindu. Retrieved December 12, 2012.