JSS Medical College

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JSS Medical College (JSSMC) is a medical college based in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The graduate and post-graduate programs of the college are recognized by the Medical Council of India. The courses offered are also recognized by General Medical Council (UK), Sri Lanka Medical Council and WHO. The college has been recognized by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK, for the award of MRCOG. After the formation of JSS University (Established under Section-3 of UGC Act) JSS Medical College has become a constituent college of the JSS University from the Academic year 2008-2009. The students of this college are from all corners of India as well from Abroad.

JSS Medical College
Motto "work is worship"
Established 1984
Type Medical College and Hospital
Undergraduates 150
Postgraduates 139
Location Mysore, Karnataka, India
Campus 43-acre (170,000 m2), Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagara
Website http://www.jssmedicalcollege.in


JSS Medical College entered into an institutional collaboration agreement with medical fraternity from University of Cincinnati consisting of physicians and bio medical researchers.[1] Research is carried out through National and International funded projects. The centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology & regenerative Medicine has funding from Vision Group of Science & technology, Department of Science & Technology, Indian Council of Medical Research and UGC. The center is carrying out pioneering research in the field of cancer biology and diabetes mellitus. Depression Brain Bank is in function. JSS Body Donation Association registers and receives donations of bodies.

Library & Information Centre[edit]

The Central Library is spread over an area of 14,167 sq ft (1,316.2 m2).

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

The college offers the four and a half year M.B.B.S. course with a one year compulsory rotating internship. There are 150 seats which are filled through an entrance test conducted by JSS University.

Postgraduate Courses[edit]

The College offers both the Post Graduate Degree and the Diploma Courses. The Degree course is of 3 years duration whereas the Diploma course is of 2 years.

Super Specialty Courses

  • M.Ch [Urology]
  • D.M.[Neurology]
  • D.M.[Gastroenterology]

PG Degree Courses:

PG Diploma Courses:

Smile Trainee Program[edit]

Since March 2002, as a trial 'run', 40 children with clefts of lip and palate have been operated by Dr. Satish H.V., M.S., M.Ch., a consultant plastic surgeon. JSS Hospital offers complete rehabilitation facilities for these children. The JSS Dental College has come up with all the necessary advancements to treat the accompanying dental problems. The JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing is geared up to give speech therapy and is conducting research on various aspects of Cleft Lip and Palate.

Body Donation - JSS Body Donation Association[edit]

This association was established in June 1996. The main purpose of this association is to receive the donor's bodies for corneal transplantation to the blind, research purposes, study of organs by the undergraduate, post-graduate and research students.


The college has many facilities like enough space for playing the games viz., cricket, football, table tennis, volleyball, hockey badminton and in addition to it athletics and indoor games are also available. A permanent sports ground on par with National standards is also there in the campus along with a well equipped gym.

Students in JSS Medical College

JSS Hospital[edit]

The new JSS Hospital facility with 1,800 beds under one roof is one of India’s biggest hospitals. It also has one of the biggest critical and emergency care facilities with 260 beds.

The hospital[2] is a non-profit hospital and is dedicated to serve the poor and downtrodden with affordable healthcare. The new facility is located in an area of 12.5 acres and has a built-up space of 12.5 lakh sq ft. The hospital provides service in 37 specialities/super specialities and has 55 special clinics. It plans to cater to the healthcare needs of more than 16,000 outpatients in addition to the existing number of 18,000 and 3,500 inpatients every month.

The new facility offersservices in Haematology, Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Cytology & Histopathology, Microbiology & Serology, Radio diagnosis & Imaging, Immunology and Immuno-histochemistry. The present JSS Hospital in Ramanuja Road has a long history. In order to serve the needy and poor sections of the society, His Holiness Dr.Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji started J.S.S. Health Centre in 1963 on a small scale. the present hospital has 1200 beds with 35 specialties and super specialties started under the aegis of J.S.S. Medical Service Trust. It is now serves as a teaching hospital to the J.S.S. Medical College.

A notable feature of this hospital is that it caters to the needs of the patients of rural parts of the districts viz., Mysore, Chamarajnagar, Mandya, Coorg, and Hassan in Karnataka and the Nilgiri mountains in Tamil Nadu. It treats on average, 800 patients in outpatient department and facilities provided for 1200 in-patients. Several health activities are organized in rural areas to create health awareness.

Apart from extending the clinical facilities to the J.S.S. Medical College, it trains students of J.S.S. Nursing College, Nursing School and JSS College of Physiotherapy, JSS College of Speech & Hearing also.


Multi specialty / Higher specialty treatments / Departments with the latest advancements available[edit]

General Medicine, General Surgery, Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology & Venerology, Psychiatry, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Urology, Pulmonology, Neurosurgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Gastroenterology, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery Additional facilities / features:

Ayurveda, Speech and hearing center, Clinical Psychologist, clinical pharmacy, Medico Social Work, Regional Blood Bank, Artificial limb Center, Naturopathy, Vertigo Clinic, Headache Clinic, Head & Neck Cancer Clinic, Epilepsy Clinic, Child Guidance Clinic, Sexual Health Clinic, Pigmentry Clinic, Cancer detection Clinic, Infertility Clinic, Immunization, HIV Counseling, Diabetics, Hand Surgery

Operation Theatre Complex[edit]

JSS is equipped with the 22 Operating tables in the same premises having conducted 25470 surgeries in 2010 (both Major & Minor).

Multi specialty surgeries[edit]

Kidney transplantation and Corneal transplantation are conducted in the Hospital. JSS Hospital is the first Hospital to conduct Renal Transplantation outside Bangalore in the state of Karnataka.

Alumni Associations[edit]




External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°20′39″N 76°39′06″E / 12.3443°N 76.6516°E / 12.3443; 76.6516