Kalam to deliver silver jubilee address at Devaraj Urs College

Kalam to deliver silver jubilee address at Devaraj Urs College

Medical institute celebrates 25th anniversary on December 26, 27

The Devaraj Urs Medical College is celebrating its silver jubilee this year and former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam is to deliver the address on Tuesday, December 27, said principal M B Sanikoppa.

Addressing the media at a conference on Saturday, the principal said the programme is to be held on December 26 and 27. R L Jalappa, chairman of the Devaraj Urs Higher Education and Research Society, would inaugurate on December 26 ‘Aasare’, a project by the alumni association to construct a dormitory at a cost of Rs 35 lakh.

The alumni have decided to donate the dormitory to R L Jalappa Hospital, he added.
“In addition to the inauguration of the project at 10 am at the College auditorium, 13 staffers and trustees will be felicitated for distinguished service. Also, lecturers, staffers with more than 20 years of service, and those who have been working in the College since its inception in 1986 will be felicitated. A conference of students who have studied from 1986 till now is also to be organised on the occasion.”

On the second day

Former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam is to deliver the silver jubilee address at the College campus at 2.30 pm. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad will lay the foundation for the Silver Jubilee Hall and the
library complex. Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa will release the memoirs.

Kalam will also felicitate R L Jalappa on the occasion, added Sanikoppa.

One year back

Founder-principal Dr M C Gurumurthy had inaugurated the silver jubilee programme on December 26, 2010. The College had organised several programmes in the last one year as part of the celebrations, said Sanikoppa.

Vice-chancellor Dr S Chandrashekhar Setty, registrar Dr A V M Kutty, trustee Anjinappa and Jalappa Hospital medical inspector Dr V Lakshmaiah were also present at the press conference.

About the College

The Devaraj Urs Higher Education and Research Society started the College in 1986. The then Prime Minister V P Singh had inaugurated the new building of the College in 1990. The R L Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre was opened in 1996.

“The College and Hospital have provided medical service to the residents of and near Kolar,” added the principal.

Every year, 150 medical degree and 81 post-graduate degree holders are given admission into the College. The post-graduate section was inaugurated in 2000 by the then Chief Minister S M Krishna. The new administration section was inaugurated in 2004, by then Union Minister Anbumani Das, said the principal.
‘Matter of pride’

“In the first year itself a student of the College ranked first in the Bangalore University exams, and later 29 students won gold medals in the exams conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University for Health Science. All these achievements are a matter of pride for our College. In 2006, we were accredited by NAAC and in 2007, the College became autonomous.”

The College has had research deals with several other higher education and research organisations.

“Both national and international journals have published as many as 231 research essays from the College,” said Sanikoppa.

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