Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore was established by the Karnataka State Legislature Act of 1994. It is considered as one of the top Medical Institutions in India in terms of its curriculum matching with world standards. It is an affiliating university having numerous medical, dental, and paramedical colleges under its jurisdiction. It imparts education in UG, PG, and Research courses. Admission to the university courses is done on the basis of qualifying degree merit/ entrance examination marks.

Latest Updates: 

  • The registration for RGUHS UG and PG Nursing program has been started. Candidates can now fill the application forms for November 31, 2020, and the last date to pay the full admission fee for UG and PG Nursing program on December 7, 2020.
  • The University has released a Circular for the last date of admission and online uploading of admission statement on the RGUHS website on November 27, 2020. The last date of admission and online uploading of admission statement on the RGUHS website is extended up to December 31, 2020. 
  • The University has released its AYUSH - UG and PG Admission Calendars. 
  • RGUHS has released its circular and guidelines for starting academic classes for undergraduate students from 1/12/20.

RGUHS Admission 2020

Events Dates
UG and PG (Faculty of AYUSH)
Last Date of Admission and Online Uploading of Admission Statement  February 28,2021 before 11:30 pm
Commencement of Academic Session January 1 ,2021
Online fees payment March 1, 2021
Submitting the proof of fees remittance to the university March 5, 2021 before 5 pm
College wise verification of documents for Admission Approval March 22, 2021 - April 19, 2021
Tentative date for hosting Admission Approval Statement Ten working days from the last date
Tentative date for posting the hard copy of Admission Approval Statement to the Principal of the concerned Institute Five working days from the date of hosting

RGUHS Highlights

Official Website http://www.rguhs.ac.in
Type of Courses  UG, PG and PG Diploma
Mode of Applying Online

RGUHS Admissions

Admission to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is done through online application mode. Application forms are released online through the official university website, after the release of official notification by the University.

Candidates are required to obtain at least 50% marks in 10+2 in relevant discipline from a reputed board to take admission in UG courses. However, candidates having a graduation degree in relevant discipline with required marks are eligible for admission to PG courses. Applicants seeking admission to research programs should have a master degree.

Selection for UG courses is done through the merit of the last qualifying exam. At the same for admission to PG courses, applicants need to appear for an entrance exam. The university conducts different exams for different courses. An interview is usually conducted as well in the case of Ph.D. courses. Once the merit list of the entrance examination is released, candidates must complete verification of documents and payment of relevant fees for the admission to be processed completely.

Also, Check RGUHS Admission

RGUHS Courses and Eligibility

The university offers various UG, PG and Research programs in diverse fields of health sciences such as medical, nursing, dentistry, paramedical, pharmacy, physiotherapy, Unani and Ayurveda. Below mentioned is a brief about the same: 

UG Courses

Below mentioned is the name of the courses offered by the college: 

Courses Age limit Duration
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 17 years as of 31st December 4-years and 1-year of Internship
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 4 ½ years 
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) 17 years as of 31st December and not older than 25 years 5½ years including a compulsory rotatory Internship
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) - 4-years for regular and 3-years for lateral entry students
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) - -
Bachelor of Occupational Training (BOT) 17 years as of 31st December 4 ½ years including six months of internship

Eligibility for UG Courses

  1. Passed 2 years Pre-university examination of pre-university board of Karnataka with PCB or PCMB as optional subjects and English (OR)
  2. Passed Intermediate examination in Science of an Indian University/Board/Council with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (OR)
  3. Shall have passed B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University (OR)
  4. Shall have passed pre-professional/ pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, after passing either the higher secondary school examination.

Selection Procedure: 

A candidate must have passed individually in PCB and English with 50% marks (40% for SC/ST/OBC) in the qualifying examination. In case of admission on the basis of a competitive entrance examination, the candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks (40% marks for SC/ST/OBC) in PCM taken together in the entrance test. 

PG Courses

Below mentioned are the postgraduate courses offered by the Medical college:

Courses Duration Eligibility
Doctor of Medicine (MD) 3-years Passed final year MBBS
Completed one-year rotating Internship
Master of Surgery (MS)
Master of Chirurgie (M.Ch) MS Degree or its equivalent
PG Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dermatology, Venerology, Public Health, Radio-therapy and more 2 years Passed final year MBBS
Completed one-year rotating Internship

Selection Procedure:

The selection process consists of a comprehensive entrance examination conducted by the university at the start of the month of June.

  • The question paper is designed to test the aptitude of the candidates towards the relevant subject of study.
  • Qualifying degree merit may also be considered.
  • An interview may be conducted if deemed necessary by the University

Ph.D. Courses

The university offers doctorate-level courses in various disciplines. Some of them are Pathology, Orthopedics, E.N.T, Physiology, Neurology, Anatomy, Microbiology and more.

Eligibility: Master’s degree from RGUHS or any other recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks. S/he must be an Indian citizen.  

Check RGUHS Fees Structure

RGUHS Result

Candidates can check their semester results by following the steps:

  • Firstly, students should log on to the official website and navigate to tab “Results”
  • Next, the candidate should click on the link “Candidate wise Results” in order to open the RGUHS college portal for results
  • In the next window, a student should enter his/her registration number and select the Exam ID and click on the “View” button
  • Candidate’s result is instantly displayed on the screen which they can download and take a print out of it for future reference

Click here RGUHS Results

Why Join RGUHS?

  • Wide Range of Courses – The University offers courses in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing & Physiotherapy. In addition, it also offers Unani, Homeopathy, Naturopathy & Yoga courses under different Government bodies including the Medical Council of India and UGC
  • Admission through separate Entrance Test – The University conducts a separate entrance test for admission into it different graduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Special Forum Session – The University is associated with 250 colleges in the state running similar courses. It organizes a special forum session for students so that they can discuss their queries in different topics and also exchange their thoughts on additional topics or projects. 


Ques. Who needs an eligibility certificate?

Ans. The eligibility certificate is mandatory for students seeking admission to any course conducted in any of the affiliated colleges of the university for all the aspirant students. Students exempted from these criteria are:

  • Students who have passed the qualifying examination from Karnataka Pre-University Board.
  • Students who have passed the qualifying examination from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Karnataka.

Ques. How to obtain the eligibility certificate?

Ans. To obtain the eligibility certificate follow the given steps:

  • Download the application form for eligibility certificate of foreign/ NRI/ SAARC category.
  • Fill up all the information completely.
  • Scan all the documents asked for and attach them.
  • If the documents are in foreign language except for English, the translated version should be certified by the respective Government of the country of the issuing authority.
  • Pay the determined fees in equivalent Indian rupees through the bank. 
  • Also, enclose a letter of introduction by the embassy.

Ques. Is obtaining eligibility certificate ensures admission in any of the affiliated colleges?

Ans. No, it does not ensure your admission to any of the affiliated colleges. The certificate is only to ensure your eligibility for the desired course.

Ques. How are Ph.D. admissions conducted?

Ans. The Ph.D. admission at RGUHS is held through interview rounds. The eligible students are called for an interview and after the successful completion of the process, students are shortlisted by the selection committee.

Read More:  RGUHS Ph.D. Admissions 2020

Ques. What are the specializations available for the B.Sc program?

Ans. The specializations offered in B.Sc program are as follows:

  • Nursing
  • Medical Imaging Technology
  • Renal Dialysis Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Perfusion Technology
  • Operation Theatre Technology
  • Anesthesia Technology
  • Cardiac Technology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Allied Health Sciences

Read More: RGUHS B.Sc program