Our Founders

Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar

Our Founder, Late Sri R Dayananda Sagar, was a graduate in Arts & Commerce from India & a barrister-at-law from England. He was a great visionary, an educationist, a powerhouse of knowledge and a believer in transforming the world besides a leader par excellence who saw no reason why, as an Indian, he could not provide education for all sections of society. In setting up Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Education Trust (MGVP) in the 1960s, Late Shri R Dayananda Sagar also played an important role in the education sector of the emerging India.

Late Smt. Chandramma Sagar

Wife of the founder, Late Smt Chandramma Sagar was a Doctor by profession - a Triple FRCS from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. She was in the panel of Doctors for the President of India.

The Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peeta (MGVP) Trust
The MGVP Trust has 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. The Trust manages 28 Educational Institutions in the name of “DAYANANDA SAGAR INSTITUTIONS” (DSI) in honour of its Founder President, Late Sri R Dayananda Sagar, " Dr. CHANDRAMMA DAYANANDA SAGAR INSTITUE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH " in fond memory of Late Dr . Chandramma Sagar and multi – Specialty hospitals in the name of SAGAR HOSPITALS - Bangalore, India.

Dayananda Sagar Institutions & the Legacy

The Dayananda Sagar Institutions is one of India’s leading Educational Institutions, our institutions are characterized by the quality of education across a broad range of disciplines from schools to pre-university courses, from undergraduate to post-graduation, doctoral and post-doctoral programs covering Engineering, Dental Sciences, Biological Sciences Arts, Commerce, Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health, as well as Business Management and Information Technology spread over 4 campuses in South Bengaluru.
The Institutions now boast of 4 fantastic campuses in the City which cater to the thousands of students from streams and courses across several state affiliated universities and also to the Dayananda Sagar University. This is apart from having multi-specialty Hospitals:

  • Sagar Hospitals, Jayanagar, Bengaluru.
  • Sagar Hospitals, Campus 1, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Bengaluru.
  • Sagar Chandramma Hospitals, V.V. Puram, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research

The Institute aims to achieve success by bringing to you the best educators who have been extensively trained and vastly experienced in the field of Medical & Dental Education with the help of teaching aids, a well-rounded curriculum and training laboratories and clinical training to enhance the practical skills of the students.

Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research (CDSIMER) established under Dayananda Sagar University is a smart campus that has been established across a sprawling 140 acres land with an environment that encourages creativity, stimulates innovation and motivates scholarly pursuits to revolutionize the nature of medicine, science and society for national and global welfare. The campus provides world class infrastructure equipped with modern facilities for medical teaching, pursuing medical science research and practice holistic clinical patient-care. 

Health care education has been gaining prominence at the DSI campus through the diploma, graduate and post graduate  programs in Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences The Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences (DSCDS) was established in 1991, located at Campus – 1, a 23 acre picturesque lush-green campus in South Bengaluru and is easily approachable through all means of transport. The college is affiliated to the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and is Recognized by the Dental Council of India for all courses offered. DSCDS initially offered Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) with an intake of 40 students which was later enhanced to 60 per year. At present DSCDS offers not only Bachelors’ Degree but also Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in 7 specialities and Post-Doctoral Degree in 4 specialities.

MDS Programs:

  1. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  2. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  4. Orthodontics
  5. Periodontics
  6. Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge
  7. Public Health Dentistry

PhD Programs:

  1. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  3. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  4. Orthodontics

DSI’s commitment to internationalization is expressed in its collaborative research and exchange programmes involving institutions from across the globe.
Besides our high-calibre teaching staff, the students are given a challenging academic environment with well-equipped lecture halls, laboratories, excellent libraries and computer networking facilities. Besides academics, we also have exceptional sports facilities. The hostel facilities cater to local and international students, encompassing the cultural and recreational needs of our students.

The Institution has become a source of support to its neighbouring community stakeholders for providing essential medical care & cure and has been a source of alleviating pain and suffering among the residents especially after the onslaught of the global pandemic arising out of COVID-19. The excellent human capital of the Institution led by its passionate Medical, Dental and Paramedical staff, have effectively leveraged the excellent infrastructure of the institution to meet the local needs of its community while gearing up for solving global challenges in health care.