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Curriculum Enrichment Measures

Curriculum Enrichment Measures

The curriculum is designed and oriented towards providing a quality learning experience to the students through community-orientedtraining, community engagement strategies, early research exposure and Industry-Institution interaction.

Field Visits/Community Postings:

  • Students undertake field visits and projects as a part of community engagement
  • Several unique programmes namely, Family adoption, Survey with Service, Health care on wheels are designed by the Rural Health Care and Development Centre (RHCDC) and Community oriented teaching departments train student in the community settings as part of experiential learning. RHCDC has 30 Sub centers apart from 4 medical and 9 dental peripheral centers in addition to collaboration with 106 Non-Government organizations such as destitute homes, orphanages, juvenile homes, old age homes, hostels, residential schools, etc. for community outreach activities
  • Five villages are adopted as per the UGC UnnatBharathAbhiyan Scheme. The NSS unit has adopted 1 village for a comprehensive health care delivery programme
  • Students take up field visits to biological parks, sewage treatment plants, medicinal plant gardens, Pharma industries, milk diary, old age homes and water purification plants

Research Projects

  • Students are encouraged to take up ICMR-STS/ICMR dissertation, BIRAC, DST, DBT and seed grants from the University.
  • The University encourages students to pursue higher studies at international institutes and undertake internship projects at reputed research centers
  • JRF, SRF, RA, and Post-Doctoral Programs are instituted to facilitate students to take up research in emerging areas of Health and Allied Sciences, Bench research and Basic Science research
  • The Incubation facility helps funding and fellowship to the students who have won Hackathons, Quiz, or Ideation competitions to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Students are exposed to array of learning experiences through the hospital and community settings.
  • The feedback from these learning experiences viz. clinical case study discussions, simulation-based and workplace-based training, family adoption, Kara seva and field visits have immensely contributed to enrich the curriculum


  • Students are posted to the industry for internships to acquire employability skills as a part of the Government of Karnataka sponsored Biotechnology Industry Skill Enhancement PG Diploma Programme and approved by Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC)
  • The exposure gained during the internship leads to the development of a professional attitude and approach towards patients.
  • The learning combined with real-life experience facilitates the development of social responsibility towards the community and patients.
  • Students visit various industries to experience the ergonomics needs and undertake screening and awareness programs for industrial workers and professionals
  • Students actively participate in cancer awareness outreach programs, school health programs, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pulse Polio Immunisation, Covid awareness programs, Vande Bharat Mission, District Covid care centre, and observe all National days of public health importance
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