JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, formerly known as JSS University, is a Deemed to be University located in Mysore, Karnataka. It was established in 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and is part of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, which runs a variety of educational institutions. This deemed-to-be university is recognized by MHRD and accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade (3.47 CGPA). JSS AHER has been graded as Category-I Deemed-to-be University by UGC in the Year 2018.
JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSS AHER) is focused on medical and health-related studies, and comprises JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College & Hospital and JSS College of Pharmacy at the main campus in Mysuru as well as another pharmacy college in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu. With a view to extend the horizons in the field of Health Sciences, the Department of Water and Health (Faculty of Life Sciences) and Department of Health System Management Studies have been integrated as Deemed-to-be University Departments.