Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

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Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
ರಾಜೀವ್ ಗಾಂಧಿ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನಗಳ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ
Logo of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.png
RGUHS logo
Motto Right for Rightful Health Science Education
Type Public
Established 1996
Chancellor Honorable Governor of Karnataka
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sk
Students 39,487
Undergraduates 33,270
Postgraduates 6,217
Location Ramanagara, Karnataka, India
12°55′34.04″N 77°35′33.15″E / 12.9261222°N 77.5925417°E / 12.9261222; 77.5925417
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.rguhs.ac.in

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), centered in Bangalore, India, is a public, unitary university set up in 1996 by the government of Karnataka, India, for the regulation and promotion of higher education in health sciences throughout the state of Karnataka. RGUHS is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK.[1]

Colleges affiliated to RGUHS has been consistently ranked as top medical, dental, and paramedical colleges of India.[2][3] It is the largest health sciences university in India.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Hans Rosling was a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He was professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system.
  • Kavery Nambisan is an Indian doctor and novelist. Nambisan's The Story that Must Not Be Told was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2012, as well as the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2008.
  • Brian J.G. Pereira is a nationally recognized expert on kidney disease and nephrology. He is currently president and CEO of Visterra, Inc.


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