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About Us

Our History

R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre is a Teaching Hospital attached to Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, which is the Constituent Institution of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and  Research. The hospital is situated at Tamaka village, along national highway and is 75 kms from the state capital, Bengaluru and 5 kms from Kolar city. The hospital was started in the year 1994 as a primary health care service provider in less than a year full-fledged outpatient & Inpatient services were started. The R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre provides secondary and tertiary level health care to the rural and urban population of the Kolar district and also to the denizens from the bordering areas of the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre with more than 1,100 beds, under one roof is one of Karnataka’s biggest hospitals. It also has one of the advanced critical and emergency care facilities. The hospital has state-of-the-art infrastructure and the most advanced equipment. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic services and round the clock in Haematology, Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Cytology & Histopathology, Microbiology & Serology, Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Immunology and Immunohistochemistry (IHC). All clinical services of the hospital are supported by 24×7. Services like; Central Sterile and Supplies Department, Hospital Laundry, Drug Stores, Medical Gases, Security, Ambulance Services, Medical Record Department, Hospital Management Information System, Mortuary, Dietetics, Cafeteria, Public Relations & Telecommunications, and Medico-Social Welfare Department. The hospital is geared to provide excellent service in multi-disciplinary specialities.

The hospital’s extensive infrastructure offers facilities comprising 17 modern operating theatres, 133 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), and NABL accredited clinical laboratories. The hospital also provides state of the art Cardiology services with association of Narayana Health Care.

This hospital is a calm and ideal place for ailing patients to get the best of the treatment from our experienced and skilled professionals. The hospital has a motto of providing quality treatment and health care to all people at affordable cost and utmost care. The hospital is empaneled with most private and government insurance schemes. Our core values are ethical practices, affordable and comprehensive healthcare. We also have an Outpatient Unit at Kolar town to render committed outreach service to the disadvantaged through conduct of free medical camps at remote and difficult-to-reach areas.

The Hospital has grown from a humble beginning to a well-established Health Care provider with the facilities & equipment on par with leading teaching Hospitals of the state.

Our Philosophy

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence.

Our Vision

To be a center of excellence for offering quality patient care, clinical teaching and scientific medical research.

Our Mission

Stand as a well-equipped tertiary care referral center to the preventive and curative health needs of people of the region.


R. L. Jalappa

The First President of the University Sri.R.L.Jalappa, who has been the Founder & present Chairman of Sri DevarajUrs Educational Trust (SDUET), for the past 25 years is an outspoken politician, educationist and leader of co-operative movement. Today under his leadership Sri DevarajUrs Educational Trust has 8 Institutions in which more than 500 dedicated, motivated faculties are serving and over 4500 students have enrolled for various courses from kindergarten to post doctoral courses, in traditional, technical and medical educational Institutions.


Dr. Sheela

R L Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre is a 1200 bedded tertiary rural health care hospital attached to Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College and serves on economically backward area. It provides comprehensive health care at affordable cost and is therefore a privilege to Kolar district and adjoining areas of neighboring states. It aims to provide state of art patient care complying with international standards and at the same time participates in high quality research thereby contributing to medical science. This is the only center providing super specialty services in various subjects in this region and excels in emergency medical and surgical care particularly for complicated cases. This hospital is a confluence of excellent patient care, high quality medical education and contemporary research. The Emergency medical services, Oncology treatment & care and other Super specialty services like Neurosurgery, Urology etc., are a boon to this region benefitting a large number of patients. The recently established maternal and child care block and state of the art Intensive care and operating theatre block happens to be the pride of this hospital. The Intensive Care Units have rendered top quality service in critically ill patients belonging to both Medical and Surgical specialties and have been the only center in this region efficiently attending to Severe Acute Respiratory Illness Syndromes including the COVID-19 pandemic thereby saving many precious lives. The Nephrology and Dialysis services have also saved many lives. The hospital takes pride in running post-doctoral fellowships in Head and Neck Onco surgery and Oral Onco surgery under the auspicious of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research. We are looking forward to start a state of art Oncology center and MCh courses in the near future. The hospital has a close tie up with Cell biology and Molecular Genetics department, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy and Nutrition and Dietetics department which come under Allied Health Sciences of this University and contribute to patient care and research. The hospital is ready and keen to undergo full NABH accreditation within next a month or two. This hospital looks forward to have regular upgradation and expansion of services and overall excellence.