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Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka
Address: Plot / Street / Area
B H Road Tamaka
Kolar Gold Fields (District Kolar Gold Fields)
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 563101


Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is managed by Society: SRI DEVARAJ URS EDUCATIONAL TRUST, TAMAKA , KOLAR. Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka was established on / in 1986.


Principal of Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is Dr M B SANIKOP, Dr A.R.Patil, MD.MNAMS - 08152 210573.

Sri Devaraj URS Medical College is situated in Kolar Gold Fields of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kolar Gold Fields comes under Kolar Gold Fields Tehsil, Kolar Gold Fields District.

Fax # of Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is 08152-225136, 08152-243006, 243008.

Contact Person(s) of the Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is (are): Chief Superintendent: Chandramani BN (email: chandramanibn@yahoo.com, Mobile: 9845416349).

email ID(s) is Sri Devaraj URS Medical College Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka

Website of Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is www.sdumc.ac.in, www.sduu.ac.in.

Chairman : Sri R L Jalappa. M.P.
General Secretary : Sri G H Nagaraja: +91-9845064090, +91-8152-264921.
Vice Chancellor : Dr S Chandrashekar Shetty.

Registrar : Dr. AV Moidien Kutty.


Contact Details of Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka are : Affiliated With Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

Spellings of college name are as under:
Sri Devaraj URS Medical College (Correct, with A in Devaraj)
Sri Devraj URS Medical College (Incorrect, A missing in Devaraj)

Telephone: +91-8152-649208, 649209
Telephone: +91-8152-243003, 243009, 210604, 210573

Board of Trustees:
Sri J.P. Narayanaswamy
Sri H. Anjanappa
Dr. D. Ramachandrappa
Sri Naveenchandra Suvarna
Sri. Rajesh N Jagadale
Sri G.K. Obaiah
Sri Udaya

Governing Body
Medical Director : Dr.M.H.Chandrappa, MD, DA (London) - 98454 01157 Fax: 08152 - 210571
Vice Principal : Dr.S.R.Prasad, MD.
Medical Superintendent : Dr.K.Borappa, MS.
Trustee/Director : Mr.H.Anjanappa, MA., DPMR - 98454 66283 Fax: 08152 - 243031
(Finance Administration)

Profile Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College,Tamaka, Kolar,Karnataka-India , is an institute recognized by medical council of india New Delhi. no.mci-50(6) 96-med/11337 dated:14/08/1996 and no.mci-37(1) 2002-med/20420 dated:27/09/2002. And is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Bangalore.It is an ISO - 9001: 2000 certified institute, and is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)- India.



Courses

Number of seats in Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka is MBBS (150), PG 36 seats.
Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Gold Fields Karnataka runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Diploma in Ophthalmology
Diploma in Orthopaedics
Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis
MBBS
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Dermatology
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
MD - Paediatrics
MD - Pathology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physiology
MD - Radio Diagnosis
MS - ENT
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics

Approval details: Sri Devaraj URS Medical College is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences RGUHS, Bangalore (Karnataka)

Profile of Sri Devaraj URS Medical College



HIGHLIGHTS
Sprawling 72 Acre campus set in greenery located at 75 kms on NH4 Bangalore to Chennai
Qualified / experienced and dedicated faculty.
Separate general Hostel for Boys and Girls: Separate apartments for PG / NRI Boys and Girls.
Individual care of students by counseling
Museums: Anatomy, Pathology, Community Medicine, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology etc.
Well-furnished Library resources and Reference section, e-learning facilities.
Seminar Hall and Auditoriums with Audio and Visual Equipments
Spacious class rooms with ergonomic furniture
Excellent Indoor and Outdoor games facilities
Bus facility for staff and students
Broad band Internet facility.
Students co-operative society and STD Facilities within the campus
Canteen facility: both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
Cultural and extra curricular activities
Guest Room facility for parents
750 KVA Capacity Generators for uninterrupted power supply to the campus
ING-Vysya multinational Bank Extension Counter
De-mineralized drinking water facility for students in the College campus

General Aspects Of The College
The College is situated 5 K.M. from Kolar town on the National Highway No.4, just an hours drive from Bangalore Air Port. It is about 2500 ft. above sea level and enjoys salubrious weather almost throughout the year. The College campus, landscaped with trees and gardens, is free from pollution and has a cool atmosphere. The College offers unique professional, cultural and recreational opportunities in a serene and friendly environment.

SRI DEVARAJ URS MEDICAL COLLEGE is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is approved by the Government of Karnataka. It has the distinction of getting recognition, during the first inspection in the year 1991 f by the Medical Council of India, the supreme statutory body in charge of the Medical Education in the Country. Students are governed by RGUHS and MCI rules and regulations.The college is ISO - 9001: 2000 certified institute, and is accredited by National assessment and accreditation council (NAAC)- India.

Within a short time the college has made rapid progress academically and has achieved a proud place among the Medical Colleges in the Country. Postgraduate courses in clinical subjects were started in 1997. The performance of the students in the University examinations is creditable with high rate of success. Many of our students have bagged gold medals in the University examinations. The hallmark of the College is the excellent discipline and moral values inculcated among 14 MBBS / 4 PG students. Top priority is given to maintain discipline in the campus, which is meticulously monitored by the management. The teaching program is designed as per the guidelines of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Medical Council of India. The facilities available in National institutions and in higher centers of learning such as NIMHANS , Kidwai memorial Institute of Oncology and Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, situated in and around Bangalore, are also made use of to provide learning experience to our postgraduate students.

Formation
A group of like-minded and dedicated persons interested in the cause of medical education and social service, with an intention to develop the backward area of Kolar district, registered the SRI DEVARAJ URS EDUCATIONAL TRUST in 1985 headed by Sri R.L. Jalappa, Member of Parliament and champion of the co-operative movement.

To realize their dream, as a sequel, they started SRI DEVARAJ URS MEDICAL COLLEGE, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka - INDIA, in the year 1986. Through this College the Trust seeks to make a significant contribution to Medical Education and Research, which is the primary need of not only this region but also of the entire country and humanity at large. The endeavour is to train students according to progressive international academic standards. By the quality of medical education offered in this college, students from various Universities are equipped to function as effective leaders of the Health services.

Library
The Library meets the information needs of the faculty and students. It is accommodated on the 2nd & 3rd floor of the administrative block. The entire library is covered by Italian wooden flooring of 1700 sq.mts and seating capacity of more than 450. The Library remains open 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM in a week and 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM on Sundays and holidays except National Holidays. At present repository consist of 13,000 Books, 6,500 Back volumes. The Library has currently subscribed more than 125 Foreign and Indian Journals and is one of the members of HELINET Consortium of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and provides separate reading rooms for own books.
The Library provides E-Information Centre for both students and faculty members
Following services are available:

1. Consultancy services
2. Current awareness services
3. Documents delivery services
4. E-mail services
5. Internet services
6. Reference services
7. Reprographic services
8. Book Bank services
9. Periodical alert services
10. Inter Library Loan services (British Council Library, NLM New Delhi,BMC,NIMHANS & St.Johns
Bangalore)
11. Audio visual services
12. Website Updating

Research Centre
RLJ Hospital and Research Centre, Hospital is not just "one more" hospital. It is an institution for comprehensive and dedicated medical care. Conceptualized by a visionary, meticulously planned and painstakingly designed, The R.L.Jalappa Hospital & Research Center is located in the College campus and is run by Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust.

The 953 - bedded multi-speciality teaching hospital is set in a sprawling 6 acres plot and is constructed in a hexagonal design of three blocks attached to one another. It houses an out patient department (OPD) complex, Operation Theatre complex and Ward Complex. The building is cleanly maintained, well ventilated, with wide corridors and has granite & marble flooring.

Hospital is well equipped with modern Electric Laundry and Central Sterilization department and electrical and manual Incinerators for Hospital Waste management.

Hostel Facilities

There are five Hostels surrounded by greenery. Separate Hostel is provided to NRI Boy / Girl students, each room consisting of two beds one small kitchenette and an attached bathroom. Separate Ladies warden and sufficient security has been provided.

The hostel provides a cot, a mattress, a study table, a chair and a cupboard for each student. Every hostel has solar heated water facility, water cooler, common telephone, common TV room, common reading room etc. Membership to any of the mess run in the campus is compulsory. Some hostels have gymnasium and indoor games facilities. Food court caters variety of food to suit all tastes.

Hostel Rules
Rules And Regulations College/ Hostel / Campus


1. Students shall keep their room scrupulously clean.
2. All the hostilities should be back in their rooms by 9 P.M.; no one will be permitted to enter the hostel after 9 P.M., unless special permission is obtained from the Warden.
3. The students are not permitted to go out of their Hostels during weekends and holidays. However, in special circumstances, they should bring letters from their parents, well in advance, mentioning the purpose and duration for which they are taking their wards out.
4. No student shall stay away from the Hostel at night, without the previous permission of the Warden.
5. Students are not allowed to hold any meetings in the Hostel, without the previous sanction of Warden in writing. Entertainment and parties of any sort, on any occasion, within the rooms and premises of the Hostels are strictly prohibited
6. No circular or subscription list to collect money from the students shall be taken round without the permission of the Warden.
7. Students shall refrain from playing music or singing or making noise in the Hostel. Screaming and speaking loudly causing hindrance to the peaceful studies of other students in the Hostel will also be viewed seriously.
8. Room lights and fans must be switched off, when a room is not in use. Veranda and passage lights shall be put off by 10-30 P.M. Students are particularly advised to be economical in the use of both electricity and water.
9. Guests are not being provided lodging in the rooms allotted to the inmates of the Hostel. This rule holds good even if the Guest is a student of this College.
10. Students are instructed to maintain decency, decorum and discipline in the Hostel by observing the above rules strictly. The Warden shall take notice of any breach of these rules. He is authorized to punish the students by expulsion from the Hostel and levying heavy fine.
11. Mobile Phones are strictly prohibited in the college campus as per the University circular

Staff Detail
Sl No. Name Designation Department
1 RAVI M ASSO.PROF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
2 GIRISH M BENGALORKAR ASST.PROF PHARMACOLOGY
3 PRAKASHA SR. LIBRARIAN
4 GANGAREDDY A ASST. LIBRARIAN

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NAAC report of Sri Devraj Urs Medical College

Section 1: Introduction
Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College started in 1986 and situated in Rural Area at Kolar, is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. The undergraduate degree MBBS is recognized by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi with annual intake of 150 students. 10 Post Graduate Degree courses are recognized by MCI and 5 PG Programmes are still to be recognized by the MCI, though the approval to start the courses has been given. Post Graduate Diploma courses in 7 specialities are also being conducted in the college with the permission of the MCI.

The College prepared the Self-Study Report (SSR) based on the guidelines of the NAAC and same is submitted to NAAC in the month of February 2006. NAAC constituted the Peer Team to visit the College. The team comprised of Prof. Dr. Snehalatha Deshmukh, Former Vice-Chancellor of University of Mumbai, Maharashtra as Chairperson; Prof. Dr. T. Kamal Sheriff, Former Dean, Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; and Prof. Dr. A. K. Agarwal, School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi as Members; Mr. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Advisor from NAAC facilitated the Peer Team.

The team interacted with the management, the Principal, Director, Medical Director, Superintendent, Teaching staff, Postgraduate students, Undergraduate students, Parents and Alumni Association.

The institution has a college building and attached Hospital. The campus area is 72 acres 13 guntas. Clinical, Pre-clinical, Para-clinical Departments are housed in the college building and lecture rooms seminar halls are well equipped.

The college has also applied for ISO certification and is in the process of improving the research activities as well as involving with national and international activities.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college has been running MBBS course with 150 annual admissions and as per the necessary infrastructure required by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and MCI. The college is also running 15 post graduates, 10 of which recognized by MCI and 5 permitted by MCI. The college also runs 7 diploma courses, permitted by MCI. The Postgraduates are given adequate teaching by didactic lectures, bedside clinics, seminars, workshops, symposia and hand on training.

The curriculum prescribed by the university is strictly adhered to, as regards the course contents, the number of teaching hours, and the clinical posting of the students.

The college has the infrastructure of class rooms which are well ventilated, spacious and have facilities for power point presentation and audio visual presentations. The curriculum as prescribed by the university is strictly followed however there are additions in the teaching programmes done by the teachers taking into consideration the need of the society. An example in point is the AIDS control, and the various infectious diseases which are prevalent in the rural areas. There is no attempt to integrate teaching programme and this may be introduced in future.

Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Admissions are based for the undergraduates and postgraduates on 50:50 basis i.e. 50% based on the marks secured at the Government C.E.T. examinations and 50% management quota through the test known as COMED-Karnataka. The NRI component of 15% is within the management quota. The eligibility criteria for SC, ST & OBC candidates in entrance test is 40%. During the interaction it was found that the standard of the students was quite good. Credit should be given to the institution for certain merited students. While further interacting with the staff and students it was found that a lot of attention was being paid to the slow learners and also to the additional students in the form of tutorial classes. These students are divided into batches of 10 under a staff member and special attention is paid to them. In short there seems to be an effective method of implementing teaching and learning programmes.

The staff recruitment is based on advertisements in the News papers and management is keen on recruiting qualified and merited teachers. There seems to be the disparity as regards the staff in various departments. While non-clinical departments like Anatomy, Community Medicine and Forensic Medicine are understaffed, clinical departments like Medicine and Surgery seem to be overstaffed. The non-clinical departments of Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology are postgraduate departments and on the clinical side General Medicine, Paediatrics, Dermatology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, ENT, OBG, Anaesthesiology, Radio-Diagnosis are postgraduate departments. Generally the staff and infrastructure in both clinical and non-clinical departments are good wherever the postgraduate programs are going on. It is bound to improve in the other departments also with the little encouragement from the management side. The staff in all the departments are energetic and seem to take keen interest in teaching programmes but they seem to lack in taking up research activities.

The teaching is both didactic lectures / practical in the laboratory, case demonstration, ward rounds, bed side clinics, emergency management, basic procedures like starting intervenous fluids, dressings, conducting deliveries, minor surgical procedures and mother and child health care.

The teaching days are 180 and 75% of attendance is compulsory in all subjects.

Three internal assessment examinations are conducted, the 35% marks are reserved for internal examination.

Students are inquisitive, motivated, they are keen learners and are also participating in seminars and symposia. Students in the ENT department participated in the programmes conducted by the associations and they are recipients of Gold Medals.

The students who do not perform well in internal exams are given extra coaching by the teachers and there was improvement in the performance.

In all the subjects the performance of the students at the final examination has been steadily improving.

The teachers take keen interest in the students academic development.

Interaction with the students revealed that they are satisfied with the teaching process.
The library is spacious and is accessible to students.

There are regular continuing medical education programmes, guest lectures, clinical meetings, seminars and symposia.

There is a nursing school attached to the hospital.

The staff is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and committed and the management has provided facilities for those who are coming from far off areas. There is a hospital infection committee and ethical committee.

The various departments have also well furnished lecture halls with provision for projection facilities which is commendable as the use of these facilities make the lectures interesting. The ratio of student teacher is also maintained in most of the departments. As regards evaluating the teachers performance , more thought has to be given so that a fool proof system is developed to assess their performance and this has to be done on a regular basis. There is a medical education unit in the College, however, it needs upgradation. Some of the faculty members have undergone the specialized training in teaching technology either at Pondicherry or at Belgaum. Those who have undergone this training are only eager to upgrade the Unit and train their colleagues. The teaching faculty is a fulltime faculty and there are no part-time teachers.

The College functions 6 days a week and the total number of working days is 285 and the working hours are from 8 AM to 4 PM with a lunch interval between 1 PM and 2 PM. As far as the teaching programmes are concerned the guidelines of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and MCI are followed. The College also has centralized facility of the audio visual aids, and all the departments have been supplied with computers. Total teaching strength in the College is 222 out of which 160 are male and 62 are female. There are 7 Ph.Ds and 174 with postgraduate qualifications. All the departments have museums, with very good specimens, charts and posters. Special mention has to be made about the Anatomy museum and the Forensic Medicine department museum which are of very high standard. On the clinical side special mention has to be made about the ENT department and the Paediatrics department which are doing commendable work and need further encouragement from the management. Special attention towards planning and implementing community outreach activities is necessary in departments like Community Medicine, Paediatrics and OBG departments. There is a lacunae in the staff position of the Community Medicine department which has to be rectified at the earliest so that faculty members could be posted in the RHTC as well as the Urban centre attached to the College. The Ophthalmology department has been involving itself in a lot of community outreach programmes by organizing various camps and serving the rural poor.

Some of the faculty members have been regularly presenting papers in national conferences and also publishing the same in the National Journals. They need further encouragement so that they also send papers for publication in the International Journals. National and International linkages need special attention as nothing worthwhile has been done in this regard. The members of the peer team feel that much more can be achieved with the facilities and infrastructure available specially when the staff seem to be well motivated towards extending its expertise to the community at large and also in the field of research.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Research, consultancy and extensions service seem to be the weak points of the institution. Baring the usual research related to the topics allotted to the post graduate students as their thesis work which is a must for submission to the University before they take up their examinations, not much of original research work has been under taken by the institution. For research work to be under taken by an institution, linkages should be established with the funding agencies like Departments of Science and Technology, ICMR, UGC, NACO, UNICEF etc. This seems to be lacking in the institution. Research activity should also be encouraged by the management by setting apart a fund exclusively so that small research projects could be taken up which do not require much funds. It is found that in some of the departments like Physiology, Pathology linkages have been established with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and some funding has been received for the research projects. Special mention is to be made of the Microbiology department for its initiative in forming an Hospital Infection Control Committee and for actively taking up studies to control infection and also render its expert advice. The Pharmacology department has also been undertaking research work in a limited way. Prescription Audit which is an important aspect of hospital administration has not been under taken and it would also be beneficial to have its own drug formulary. Special mention is to be made about the work being done by the ENT department which has a good team leader as its Head of Department and faculty who are interested in original research work.

As regards extension services in the community much is to be desired as not much attention has been paid to it except for the good work being done by the Ophthalmology department. It is the opinion of the Peer Team that much more could be done in this regard by the departments of Community Medicine, Paediatrics and OBG working together in tandem and providing their services at the community level. A concerted effort is needed with the backing of the management towards extending the services.

Medical institutions do have role in providing consultancy services though not in the real sense of the word. There is much to be desired as far as providing consultancy services and sharing of the expertise in this institution. The only redeeming feature is that the Pharmacology department has been able to interact with the drug industry and a few clinical trials are being undertaken. Much more could be done specially when the infrastructure available in the institution is good. There could be linkages developed with smaller institutions and sharing of knowledge and expertise could be attempted.

It is also felt by the peer team that there is further scope of improving the computer internet facilities being provided to the students at the Library. More computers with high configuration, and broadband facility could be provided specially when there are so many postgraduate students in this institution.

The Departments of Paediatrics, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dermatology have been participating in conferences and presenting papers. However there could be more emphasis on research projects taken up and there could be improvement in national and international publications. Funding could be sought from ICMR, DBT, DST, NAMS, MCI and UGC for minor and major research projects.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The Peer Team visited most of the Departments, Support Services, Library, UG / PG Hostels, Staff Quarters, Hospital and related administration and financial services. The Institute has been developed in a spacious 72 acre area with soothing and environment friendly Landscaping. The College building has come up over 16625 sq.mt. area.

The Departments of Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Microbiology and Community Medicine have adequate floor area as per MCI Norms with Labs, Practical Halls, Museum, Seminar / Demonstration Rooms and Staff Rooms. The Departmental Laboratories are equipped. The Museum in the Department of Forensic Medicine has a rich variety of specimens and rare photographs as well as weapons / implements of causing fatal injuries.

The Institution has a large Examination Hall to accommodate 350 students with on-line facility for downloading directly from RGUHS University. The new Administrative Block houses the Chambers of Director (A & F), Medical Director, Principal and the College Office. Besides there is a Council Hall for conducting meetings.

The hospital has all the necessary equipments and infrastructure, latest equipments are available in the hospital like CT-Scan, Mamography, Sonography etc. and there is a plan of providing internet facility in departments.

The Library and Information Centre in the new Administrative Block has more than 20,000 Books and 37 Foreign and Indian Journals. The library subscribes to Medline, and Helinet of RGUHS. The Library is kept open from morning 9 AM to 9 PM and has the facility of inter-Library loan with British Council Library and St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences. The Library also has an advisory Committee.

The Institute has a separate PG Block with 8619 sq.mtrs area with Chambers for Staff of Clinical Departments and Departmental Libraries, Seminar Rooms and Offices. This Block has a spacious Auditorium with 400 seating capacity to conduct CME Programmes. The PG Block also houses Dept. of Radio-therapy, CSSD and Laundry.

The Hospital has a covered area of 25857 sq.mtrs with 850 general beds and 80 private beds spread over general and special wards. However, the bed occupancy rate was found to be low at less than 50%. The Hospital has OPD's of Clinical Departments, Labour Room, 12 OT's, Casualty and Emergency Services, ICU, ICCU, NICU, Dialysis, 24 Hour Blood Bank, 24 Hour Laboratory Services, Dept. of Radio-Diagnosis (with X-Ray, Ultra Sonography, Colour Doppler, Mamography and CT Scan) and 24 Hour Pharmacy. All Wards have Duty Rooms, Nursing Stations and Drug Sections. Ambulance facility is also available round the Clock. The list of user charges in the Hospital seems to be nominal.

The Engineering Department, Security Dept and Estate Manager are involved in maintaining the Buildings, Gardens, Cleanliness and overall ambience of the Campus.

The Institution tries to ensure 24-hour electricity supply to Hospitals, College and Hostel and also tries to ensure adequate water supply. The Institution is computerizing the various Departments and Offices. Most of the Equipments are on Annual Maintenance Contract.

The Teaching Faculty and other regular staff are required to pay 50% charges for their (including family members) treatment in the Hospital.

There is a provision for Gymnasium, one Shuttle Court, 3 TT Tables, 2 Basket Ball Ground, Athletic Ground, Foot Ball and Cricket Grounds for the students.

There are male and female lounges available for the students.

There are 4 UG Women Hostels and 1 PG Women Hostel. For men, there are 2 Hostels - one of for UG Students and other for PG Students. The Hostels have essential facilities like TV Room, News Papers / Magazines etc. Hostel Committee supervises the Hostels and Mess.

The basic infrastructure facilities for teaching and learning are good.

The College has a room for alumni, an STD Booth, Student Co-operative Society, HOPCOMS, Bakery and General Store apart from the Coffee Shop.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
Clear guidelines to student about admission and other requirement such as, the fee structure, refund policies, financial aid and student support services are stated in the prospectus of the institution.

Academic counseling is rendered by the institution. The college may think of establishing a personal counseling centre in order to help the students.

The College has a registered Alumni Association with its office within the premises. A number of SDUMC Alumni are faculty members in the same Institution. The alumni association activities have not started except for its registration.

The pass percentage of the students is around 70%. The failure rate is around 30%. The pass percentage of the students in the last two batches is 88% for UG and 89% for PG.

There are totally 1036 students in the College (767 in UG, 137 in Interns, 102 in PG and 30 students in PGDiploma). Out of 1036 students, 472 are girls and 564 are boys.

The college has a canteen.

There is an open air Auditorium for the cultural activities.

College operates a bus service to Kolar Town and back for the Staff and their Children. Staff Quarters are also available in the Campus.

The Grievance Committee looks after the problems of Teachers and Students.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The Trust runs a number of Colleges/Institutions/Educational Institutions functioning for almost last two decades. They include College of Nursing, Engineering College, Arts/Science College, I.T., Residential School and a Central School. All are self-financing institutions. The Secretary looks after day-to-day affairs. The Finance Director looks after both finance and the general administration. The Medical Director is responsible for the medical college, Nursing College and the hospital. The Principal looks after the day-to-day academic administration. The Medical Superintendents is responsible for the hospital.

Various Department HODs, wardens, Physical Director, Chairperson of various committee, Security Manager, Estate Manager and Librarian manage various departments of the college.

The college as governing council of 12 members. The college has staff consisting of HOD and Section heads who need to review academic, sports, cultural, Graduation day, conduct of examination, review of results, grievance and suggestions etc. The college has a Grievance Redressal Committee, Sports Committee, College Committee, Library Committee, Co-operative society Committee, Ethical committee, Medical Education Unit, Cultural Committee, Hostel Committee, Recruitment Committee and a Hospital Infection Control Committee.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
Participation of students in extra curricular activities is encouraging

The management sponsors, faculty members for further learning

Teaching is in a friendly manner and the students are made comfortable

Transport is provided to the staff members coming from long distances

The office staff is courteous

Library is open for the benefit of the students for long duration, however the library timings be extended future.

The departments are provided facilities for power point presentation and the LCD projection facilities are also available.

In some departments students are encouraged to participate in examinations
conducted by Associations and they have even achieved excellence by receiving Gold
Medals.

The staff members are also members of the Associations like ASI, API, IAP, etc. and participative actively in the Associations by attending conferences and forming chapters. In department of Paediatrics, Kolar branch of IAP has been adjudicated as the best branch.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
Commendations
The college building is spacious, clean and well maintained

There is a excellent ambience

The Landscaping is excellent and conducive to good health

Under graduate teaching is very good

Student friendly teachers

The departments of Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, ENT, Anaesthesiology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology and Dermatology are doing very good work and need appreciation.

The management is committed for improving the facilities to the teachers and the students.

An availability of latest equipment like, Sonography, CT-Scan, Eco-cardiography, Laparoscopy, is appreciated.

Motivation for ISO certification is also a step forward.

The Para-Medical and Non-teaching staff is dedicated.

Recommendations
The working hours of the library may be further extended and the undergraduate students may be permitted to use the library even during morning (9AM to 4 PM) also.

Management may provide the Group Health Insurance Scheme with active subsidies for both the Health Insurance and Indemnity Insurance.

Students may be encouraged to actively participate in Sports Activities and incentives to the best sportspersons may be thought of. The College should encourage more Cultural activities of different types. Both UG's and PG's should be encouraged to participate in indoor and outdoor games, debate clubs, cultural programmes etc. This will improve physical and mental health of the students.

The Hostel facilities both for UG and PG need to be given special attention for improving the sanitation in the toilets and quality food.

The Alumni Association may make itself an active body and may undertake activities such as preparing directory with complete address, organizing cultural and academic activities periodically, including the annual day celebrations. For all this the management should support the alumni association in undertaking such activities. The funds colleted under the 'alumni head' may be transferred to this registered body.

The college may think of a feedback mechanism from the students, teaching staff, parents and alumni for participative management and for further quality enhancement.

The welfare measures for non-teaching staff and teaching staff may be further strengthened.

Teachers could involve in pursuing clinical research and more research publications could be pursued. More funds could be generated for research by taking collaborative research projects with ICMR, DST, DBT, NAMS, MCI.

UGC Planning Commission also could be approached for persuing family welfare projects. Lisaon with Rotary, Lions and NGO could be further strengthened for taking maternal and child health programmes in the out reach areas.

In order to have good interaction with parents, the parents and teachers association could be established.

In order to make a complete social doctor apart from the knowledge of medicine they also need coaching in communication skills and doctor patients relationship ethical practices and values.

The library could be updated with more copies of latest editions of books, journals and faster Internet browsing facilities be provided by brand band mechanism.

Suitable remuneration for the services rendered by the PG's, be paid per month.

Prof. Snehalatha Deshmukh (Chairperson)

Prof. T. Kamal Sheriff (Member)

Prof. A. K. Agarwal (Member)

Bangalore: Debt-ridden family commits suicide

Bangalore: Four members of a debt-ridden doctors' family committed suicide by injecting themselves with a drug at Valimikinagar area today, police said.

The deceased were identified as Dr Amanullah (60),his wife Naveeda Banu (50) and two sons--Nawaz (28) and Nizam (26).

Nawaz, also a doctor, was assisting his father in their nursing home while Nizam was doing his MBBS from Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar and had come to visit his family,Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Division) Sonia Narang said.

Amanullah had taken loans running into several lakhs of Rupees from private banks and micro finance institutions to run the nursing home and educate his children, he said, adding that the family took the extreme step as they were unable to pay back the money

No suicide notes have been found, police said.

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