Established in 1996, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is located at Jayanagar
. It aims to advance standards of teaching, research, publication and distribution of knowledge in all areas of health sciences.
The university has given affiliation to 242 undergraduate colleges, 68 institutions conducting post graduation courses and 6 institutions offering super specialty courses in the field of health sciences such as medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, ayurveda, homeopathy, unani, and paramedical. Ph D programs are conducted in the faculty of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
The university has a curriculum development cell, research center, and library and information center. Workshops, symposiums, training programs and continuing education programs are organized. Its publication section has published large number of books in the field of health sciences and which are available in the department of Prasaranga.