The birth of Bapuji Educational Association in 1958 was a milestone in the history of Davangere. Today there are more than forty six educational institutions right from Primary & Secondary education to Medical, Dental, Engineering, Nursing, M.B.A, M.C.A, Law, Pharmacy, Arts, Science, Commerce etc. These institutions not only cater to the educational needs of the students of Davangere district but also the students of other districts, states and abroad. The growth of educational institutions through Bapuji Association has earned Davangere the name “The Oxford of Karnataka”. Bapuji Educational Association was established by a group of Philanthropic personalities of Davangere whose main concern was the upliftment of education in and around Davangere. Many eminent families and donors along with Sri Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappaji, the present Hon. Secretary of Bapuji Educational Association have significantly contributed to this cause.
Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), Davangere is one of the premier institutes established by Bapuji Educational Association in the year 1965 with consensus and permission of Government of Karnataka, Medical Council of India and Central Government. This institution was established with a desire to develop skilled healthcare personnel to cater to the healthcare needs of the local population. The vision and constant efforts of our Hon. Secretary Sri. Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappaji, has taken the institution to its zenith and has made Davangere a hub of education.
The main campus accommodates the Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical, Administrative block and Bapuji Hospital. In addition District CG Hospital, SS General Hospital, KR Road, Women and Child Hospital, Mandipet, STJ Rural Hospital, Channagiri and Community Health center, Kukkavada are attached to JJM Medical College for teaching and training of students for clinical exposure. The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka and the Degrees awarded are recognized by Medical Council of India.
The goals of the Institution are to provide:
The Institution constantly strives to improve the standards of medical education and health care facilities to meet the local needs and achieve global standards.