Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, India, is a unitary university set up in 1996 by the government of Karnataka, India, for the regulation and promotion of higher education in health sciences throughout the state of Karnataka. Not declared fit to receive Central/UGC assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act-1956.
The establishment of this university was directed by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in the Act of 1994. About 276 colleges throughout the state, affiliated with different universities, which were conducting courses related to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing were placed under the Rajiv Gandhi University in order to establish uniform standards in academics and administration.
The institution is named after former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. Originally it was centered in Mysore, but in 1998 the Karnataka State Legislature directed that it be moved to Bangalore.