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Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Motto "Right For Rightful Health Science Education"
Established 1996
Type Public
Location Bangalore, India
Campus Urban
Vice Chancellor Dr.Sriprakash K.S
Affiliations UGC

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, centered in Bangalore, India, is a unitary university set up in 1996 by the government of Karnataka, India, for the regulation and promotion of higher education in health sciences throughout the state of Karnataka.


Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, (RGUHS), established by an Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Act of 1994, passed by Karnataka Legislature is dedicated to the motto of “Right for Rightful Health Science Education”. It is affiliating, teaching and a research University, headquartered in Bangalore. RGUHS is member of Commonwealth University, London, UK, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi and Inter Universities Boards, Karnataka. About 680 colleges conducting professional courses in Medicine, Dentistry, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences in Karnataka are affiliated to the University. The courses conducted are approved by the Apex Bodies such as Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, Central council of Indian Medicine, Central Council of Homeopathy, Indian Nursing Council, Pharmacy Council of India, All India Council of Technical Education, and University Grants Commission. The recognized courses range from undergraduate, post-graduate, fellowship, doctoral to certifications in various disciplines of Health Sciences.About 1.5 lakh students are studying in the RGUHS at any given point in time. Rajiv Gandhi University exercises superintendence and control over these 680 colleges in order to establish uniform standards par excellence in Academics and Administration of teaching and learning of Health Sciences. Besides, RGUHS directly deals with Advanced Research, Continuing Health Services Medical Education, Training of Trainers, Centers of Excellence, Technical Seminars and Conferences, to ensure that health services professionals are updated with latest developments in their respective disciplines. The vision of RGUHS is to be the World-class Health Services Knowledge Provider. The mission is to:Improve quality of education and standards in the affiliated collegesEstablish uniform standards par-excellence in Academics and Administration of teaching Health Sciences in these colleges [1]

Boards, Councils The University constitutes bodies of experts who help observe/develop/review/recommend/decide on various standards or regulations in curriculum, evaluation, college affiliations, faculty, students, examiners, inspection teams. E.g., Board of studies, academic council, affiliation council, local inspection council, BOAE.The decision outcome of these bodies triggers workflow downstream or upstream to the apex Governance bodies i.e., Senate and the ultimate executive body, the Syndicate.

Governance: activities are governed by various Councils (e.g., academic council, affiliation council), Boards (e.g., board of studies, board of academic evaluation), Senate and Syndicate. Registrar is the administrative head and exercises the operational authority under the overall guidance and counsel of the Vice Chancellor. Registrar (Evaluation) is the Controller of Examinations cycle. Vice Chancellor, as the Head of the University chairs important councils / Boards, the Senate and the Syndicate – the latter being the Executive Board of RGUHS. The decision outcome from these Councils, Bodies, Senate and Syndicate form input triggers for the workflow at execution level as per delegation in place.[2]


Evaluation method changes

The university plans to make changes in the evaluation method from academic year 2012.

Previously, at the undergraduate level, three evaluations would be conducted and the average of the nearest two scores were considered. Now, the average of the best two scores in the evaluation will be considered. Similarly, at the postgraduation level, five evaluations were conducted and the average of the nearest four scores were considered. From this academic year, the average of the best of four would be considered.”[3]

The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) also plans to use technology to check malpractices in evaluation and tabulation of exam answer scripts. The university is embedding radio signal-emitting chips in answer books that would alert the vice-chancellor and the registrar about attempts to replace answer scripts or tamper with them. Also any attempt would shut the doors of the evaluation hall to ensure that the answer scripts do not go out of the hall, and trap dishonest evaluators. Named radio freqency identification (RFID) system, the anti-fraud system will employ a unique software, and will be in place for the March–April 2013 exams.[4]


  1. ^ Expression of Interest. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. 2012. 
  2. ^ Expression of Interest. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. 2012. 
  3. ^ "RGUHS introduces measures to stem examination malpractice". The Hindu. August 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "RGUHS is up to some chip tricks". DNA. Feb 12, 2013. 

External links

  • Webpage of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
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