In the year 1984, a group of dedicated and like-minded visionaries headed by Shri R L Jalappa, a champion of co-operative movement in the state of Karnataka established Sri Devaraj Urs Educational Trust for Backward Classes with the focus on provisioning of Medical Education and Social Services.

The trust started Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College at Tamaka, Kolar, in the year 1986. Through this college, the trust sought to make a significant contribution to Medical Education, Research and Health Care to rural population.

The trust in its stride for attainment of quality in education and Health Care Services has obtained accreditation for its Medical College by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC, India) and Certification by ISO 9001-2000 in the year 2006.  Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College is one of the few medical colleges in India to have achieved these remarkable dual feats of accreditation as early as in 2006.

This inspired the Trust to apply for Deemed University status for this college in the name and style of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, comprising of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College. It has conferred Deemed to be University status under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 to the Medical College on 25th May 2007.

QS I·GAUGE Rating for Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research

Overall silver
Teaching and Learning silverFaculty Quality goldEmployability silver
Student Diversity bronzeFacilities goldSocial Responsibility gold
Accreditation diamond