About Us

Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College (SDUMC) is a renowned institution situated in Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.  It is a constituent college of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, under the aegis of Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust for Backward Classes, Kolar. Established in 1986, the college is named after the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Devaraj Urs, who was a great social, political and economic reformer of the state. The college, since its inception, has emerged as a prominent center for medical education and healthcare.

The campus spans across a sprawling area, providing a conducive environment for academic pursuits. SDUMC is committed to excellence in medical education, research, and healthcare services. The institution offers undergraduate (MBBS), postgraduate, superspeciality and doctoral programs, catering to the diverse needs of aspiring medical professionals. The medical college and its teaching hospital are situated in a semi-rural background and provide services for those in the rural areas of Kolar district and surrounding areas of the nearby states, who would otherwise have been deprived of quality and specialist care.

The faculty at SDUMC comprises experienced and dedicated educators, clinicians, and researchers. Their commitment to fostering a comprehensive understanding of medical science, coupled with practical exposure, ensures that students receive a well-rounded education. The college is equipped with state- of-the-art laboratories, modern classrooms, and advanced medical facilities, enhancing the learning experience.

SDUMC places a strong emphasis on research, encouraging both faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge medical research. The institution has contributed significantly to advancements in healthcare through publications and participation in national and international conferences.

The teaching hospital associated with SDUMC is RL Jalappa hospital and Research Centre (RLJH&RC). The hospital is named after Sri. R.L Jalappa, who was a leader of the Indian National Congress and an outspoken politician, educationist and leader of the co-operative movement. The hospital serves as a vital hub for clinical training. The hospital is equipped with modern diagnostic and treatment facilities, providing a platform for students to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting. This hands-on experience prepares the graduates to meet the challenges of the dynamic healthcare landscape.

In addition to academic and research pursuits, SDUMC is actively involved in community outreach programs and healthcare initiatives. The institution is committed to promoting health awareness and providing medical services to underserved populations, reflecting its dedication to social responsibility.

The alumni of SDUMC have made significant contributions to the medical field, establishing a legacy of excellence. Many graduates hold key positions in healthcare institutions globally, further attesting to the quality of education imparted at the college.

Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College stands as a beacon of medical education, known for its commitment to academic excellence, research, and community service. With a rich history and a vision for the future, SDUMC continues to shape the next generation of healthcare professionals, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of medical education in India.

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Shri R L Jalappa


Sri R.L.Jalappa was an outspoken politician, educationist and leader of co-operative movement. His visionary leadership, dedication, discipline, enthusiasm and efficient administrative skills combined with his deep, burning desire to help the people of Kolar, especially those belonging to the backward classes, made him establish the Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust (SDUET) in the year 1986 at Kolar. He served as the Founder President and Chairman of SDUET, for over 25 years. Under the aegis of the trust, he started Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in the year 1986. His tireless and relentless efforts propelled the college to achieve a Deemed to be University status in the year 2007.

Shri R L Jalappa


The First President of the University Sri.R.L.Jalappa, who has been the Founder & present Chairman of Sri DevarajUrs Educational Trust (SDUET), for the past 25 years is an outspoken politician, educationist and leader of co-operative movement. Today under his leadership Sri DevarajUrs Educational Trust has 8 Institutions in which more than 500 dedicated, motivated faculties are serving and over 4500 students have enrolled for various courses from kindergarten to post doctoral courses, in traditional, technical and medical educational Institutions.

Sponsoring Trust

Shri. G.H.Nagaraja

President & Chancellor, SDUET

Shri. Rajendra.J

Vice President , SDUET

Shri. K.G.Hanumantha Raju

Secretary, SDUET

Shri. Rajesh N Jagdale

Trustee, SDUET

Shri. Vinay N @ Shyam

Trustee, SDUET

Smt. Mrunalini

Trustee, SDUET

Shri. Harischandra .R

Trustee, SDUET

Shri. H Prakash

Trustee, SDUET
Dedicated and like-minded visionaries headed by Shri.R.L.Jalappa, Champion of co-operative movement established Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust, for Backward Classes, to focus on Medical Education and Social Service.
The trust started Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar. Through this college the trust sought to make a significant contribution to Medical Education, Research and Health Care to Rural population. The College is situated at Tamaka (abutting National Highway No.4 - between Bangalore and Chennai), 5 K.M. from KOLAR, Karnataka. Kolar is well connected by road, rail and air due its proximity to Bangalore, which is 75 K.M. away. The nearest Railway Junction, Bangarpet is 15 K.M. away from Kolar.
The trust in its stride for attainment of quality service to its stake holders has obtained Accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC, INDIA) and certification by ISO 9001-2000 for its Medical College. Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College is one of the few Medical Colleges in India to have achieved this remarkable feat.