JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, formerly known as JSS University, is a Deemed to be University located in Mysuru, Karnataka. It was established in 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and is part of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, which runs a variety of educational institutions. This deemed-to-be university is recognized by MHRD and accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade (3.47 CGPA). JSS AHER has been graded as Category-I Deemed-to-be University by UGC in the Year 2018.
The Deemed to be University has been focusing on teaching, research and health services since its inception. Under the leadership and gracious Patronage and Blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the Chancellor of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Pro Chancellor, Dr. B.Suresh, a noted multifaceted leader of repute and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Surinder Singh , an acclaimed Administrator, the Deemed to be University has made great progress in grooming graduates, postgraduates, and Ph.D. researchers by providing effective value based education across our institutions by focusing on overall development of an individual through state-of-art facilities to make the learner a useful citizen to the society.
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD ranked JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research 37th rank among 957 Universities in India in 2018.
JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research has been awarded QS 4-Stars rating in excellence by QS – Quacquarelli Symonds from the UK in 2018.
It is also the first institution in the state of Karnataka to receive this recognition and first to receive 4 Star among the Health Science based Institution in India.
Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka rated JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru as a four-star institution with a Score of 711 out of 1000 and was first among Young Universities in Karnataka in 2017.
JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSS AHER) is focused on medical and health-related studies, and comprises JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College & Hospital and JSS College of Pharmacy at the main campus in Mysuru as well as another pharmacy college in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu. With a view to extend the horizons in the field of Health Sciences, the Department of Water and Health (Faculty of Life Sciences) and Department of Health System Management Studies have been integrated as Deemed-to-be University Departments.
JSS AHER embraces 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.