Established in 1984, JSS Medical College is recognized by the Medical Council of India and is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
. The college is also recognized by The General Medical Council, Sri Lanka Medical Council and WHO. Managed by JSS Mahavidyapeetha, it offers courses in MBBS, PG degree/diploma, Ph D and para medical courses.
The college has 7 lecture halls, 1 spacious library and 1 large auditorium. There are fully equipped pre-clinical and para-clinical departments along with museums. Hostel facilities are also available. Facilities include a CT-scanning centre, library, artificial limb centre, anatomy museum and human cytogenetic laboratory.
The JSS Hospital complex run by the JSS Medical Service trust is a full fledged hospital serving all the departments. The hospital has 1100 beds. This hospital is coordinated with JSS Medical College in the field of teaching.