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About DSU


Dayananda Sagar Institutions was founded in the '60s by one such visionary, the late Sri Dayananda Sagar committed to taking knowledge to the people, transforming today’s students into responsible citizens and professional leaders of tomorrow. Dayananda Sagar University created by an Act of the Karnataka State in 2014, built on this adorable legacy and inspired by its own milestones, meeting the needs of quality higher education in this part of the world.

India’s leading educational institution, a front-runner in the field of education today, Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI) operates under the aegis of the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Trust, in Bangalore- described as the Silicon Valley of India.

Our institutions are characterized by the quality of education across a broad range of disciplines from pre-university courses to post-graduation and doctoral programs covering Engineering, Dental Sciences, Biological Sciences Arts, Commerce, Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health, as well as Business Management and Information Technology.

Progressively several institutions offering diploma, degree, and postgraduate courses in Engineering, Dental Sciences, and Pharmacy were added. Keeping pace with technological growth, Management, Information Technology education programs, courses in Biotechnology and Microbiology have been introduced. Facilities for doctoral and post-doctoral work are now being introduced.

Healthcare education has been gaining prominence at the DSI campus through the diploma and graduate programs in Nursing with its well-equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure. The Allied Health College offers a few programs that are in demand with several in the pipeline.

DSI’s commitment to internationalization is expressed in its collaborative research and exchange programmes involving institutions from across the globe.

Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar

Our founding father, late Sri R Dayananda Sagar, was a graduate in Arts & Commerce from India & a barrister-at-law from England. He was a visionary, an educationist, a powerhouse of knowledge and a believer in transforming the world besides a leader par excellence who saw no reason to shy away from his responsibilities in setting up Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Education Trust in the 60s, the trust that contributed to educate the world for over 60 years carefully building an alumni of over 100,000 including accomplished professionals, law makers, sports personalities, celebrities spread all over the world.

Late Smt Chandramma Sagar

Wife of the founder, Late Smt Chandramma Sagar was a doctor by profession, the first Indian woman to have acquired a triple fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) from London, Edinburgh & Glasgow. She was in the panel of doctors to the President of India. 

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