Sri Siddhartha Medical College

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Sri Siddhartha Medical College
ಶ್ರೀ ಸಿದ್ಧಾರ್ಥ ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಕಾಲೇಜು
Sabbe Loko Hitatthaya
Motto in English
Let all be Happy and Prosperous
Parent institution
Sri Siddhartha Education Society
AffiliationSri Siddhartha University
ChairmanG. Shiva Prasad
PresidentMaruti D. Maale
PrincipalDr. A.G. Srinivas Murthy[1]
Academic staff
Location, ,
CampusAgalakote, Tumkur
AffiliationsSri Siddhartha University, Tumkur

Sri Siddhartha Medical College (SSMC) was started in the year 1988 by Sri Siddhartha Educational Society (SSES).[2] 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 350 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.[2] Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, an ENT specialist and a serial medtech innovator completed his undergraduate studies from this institute.

On Thursday 10 October 2019, Income Tax department of India raided the medical college, on account of investigating the bank transaction related to the institution.

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 350 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.


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, Bangalore. The college has also produced gold medalists in past.[3] 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.[4]

[5] 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 sepsis.
  • 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).[6]

Annual events[edit]

  • MedEX

Medical Exhibition cum Health Awareness program started by Panther batch (2007–08) which is to teach about medical related education to public in all kinds of field, Synapsis batch (SAHE 2010-11) holds highest visitors record of 60000 held on year of 2013

  • FootPrintz

a cultural programme started by Panther batch continued until Synapsis batch. this event usually held on evening during MedEX event

  • YouthFest
  • Euphoria

Other events[edit]

  • HelMethon

Helmethon is helmet awareness campaign initiated and led by Dr. Pallavi Sarji Uthkarsh, Dr. M. S. Rajanna & Dr. Ashok Jayaram, This campaign was designed with the inputs from youth, so that more youth would be part of this. Results of Campaign was successful in bringing the stakeholders together with good community participation and Helmet law was enforced in Tumkur district in less than a fortnight following the campaign. Now helmet usage rate among riders has increased to 80%.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Management".
  2. ^ a b Ataulla, Naheed (1 November 2010). "Out of his way -- from research to politics". Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  3. ^ "9,306 students awarded RGUHS degrees". The Hindu. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ Moyer, Paula (2 June 2005). "Aripiprazole, Ziprasidone Beneficial and Well Tolerated as Adjuncts in Bipolar I and II". Atlanta. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Researches".
  6. ^ Kappan, Rasheed (27 April 2006). "COMED-K's UGET has become 'important'". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  7. ^ Uthkarsh, Pallavi Sarji; Jayaram, Ashok; Gururaj, G; Rajanna, MS; Lokesh, Uthkarsha (2016). "244 Helmethon: Success of helmet campaign in aiding the helmet law enforcement in a district of South India". Injury Prevention. 22: A89.2–A89. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.244.