The Otorhinolaryngology Department, popularly known as the ENT Department, has
been relentlessly growing in quality and strength. ENT has emerged as a vital specialized branch
that deals with the Surgical and Medical care of all patients irrespective of the demographic
variations. The field of ENT has diversified enormously with the advent of sophisticated
instruments and improved imaging techniques.
In fact, the NAAC team of inspectors, as far back as March 2006, observed that the
department has been doing commendable work. However, the ENT Department had a humble
beginning in 1988-89 with basic infrastructure to treat ENT diseases and to train just 100 under
graduate students. It has been a steady and giant-paced gallop on the path of progress ever since
then. The Otorhinolaryngology Department, along with the institution, was affiliated to Rajiv
Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka till 2010-11, and then onwards to Sri Devaraj
Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, a Deemed-to-be University, in Kolar.
The Department is renowned all over the country for its excellence in Head and Neck
Oncosurgery and has patient input not only from the state of Karnataka but also from adjoining
states, distant parts of the country and a few international places. In addition to routine ENT
surgeries the department regularly performs Head and Neck cancer surgeries with
reconstructions, extensive ear surgeries, advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull base surgeries,
Management of airway foreign bodies and emergencies in children. The Department has a
reputation for providing quality patient care with practices on par with the global standards and
strives to train its residents in standard practices while honing their overall surgical skills.
Compassionate care and not just cure is the motto of ENT Department