Mysuru: The JSS University, Mysore, will henceforth be called as “JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru.” This was disclosed by JSS Academy Vice-Chancellor Dr. B. Suresh and JSS Mahavidyapeetha Executive Secretary Dr. C.G. Betsurmath at a press meet here yesterday.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India, on the advice of UGC in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, has notified the change in the name of the Deemed to be University from “Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University,” Mysore, to “JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru” and continuing to be a Deemed to be University with the powers.
JSS Academy is accredited by NAAC with Grade A and ranked 35th (2016) and 45th (2017) among the Universities in the country by NIRF, Government of India and ranked first among young Universities in Karnataka by KSURF.
Moving beyond horizon, JSS Academy has made a stand in International rating, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited has rated JSS Academy for Excellence with 4 stars, making it the first University in Karnataka and third in the country to achieve this distinction. The Pharma D. programme of JSS Academy has been granted with International Certification by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), USA, and becomes the first among the Universities in the Asia Pacific region.
The Karnataka Vision Group of Science & Technology and FIST, DST has recognised JSS Medical College Mysuru as Centre of excellence in Molecular Biology & Regenerative Medicine. The Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India has recognised JSS Academy as Centre of Excellence for carrying out clinical trials at Centre for Clinical Excellence Research (CCRE), JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research.
The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission has recognised JSS Academy as regional co-ordinating centre for Pharmacovigilance Program of India (PvPI). WHO International Drug Monitoring Programme located at Uppsala, Sweden has partnered with JSS Academy to establish a strategic framework for collaboration to conduct training programmes for capacity building in Pharmacovigilance for the Asia-Pacific region.
WHO Global Vaccine Safety Initiative program has partnered with JSS Medical College Hospital to promote quality and safe use of vaccines. JSS Hospital is identified by WHO as a sentinel site for multi country vaccine safety studies. TIFAC Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in Herbal Drugs sanctioned by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
JSS Academy has been able to achieve the above noteworthy milestones due to the visionary leadership and patronage given by Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, the Chancellor of JSS Academy and efficient administration of Dr.B.Manjunatha, Registrar, JSS Academy, they said.