Mahadevappa Rampure (MR) Medical College
The Government of Karnataka had decided to establish a Medical College at Bellary instead of Gulbarga. Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society under the leadership of Sri Mahadevappa Rampure started a Medical College in Private sector in 1963. Sri S. Nijalingappa, the then Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, Sri. Veerendra Patil and Dr. D. C. Pavate helped in establishing the Medical college.
Medical College was started in 1963 with mission to bring out quality doctors by imparting quality education to meet the present and changing expectation of the people and improving the health status of the people of this region by offering health care and providing optimum training facilities for Medical students.
In 1973, Sri. Mahadevappa Rampure, the architect & founder of the Medical College left to heavenly abode and to salute his vision, dynamism and hard work in establishing this College, it was named after him as "Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College".
Designed by Sri. Prabhakar, an artist in Dept. of Anatomy which truly represents the mission of the college.
Serpent and twig: Universally accepted symbol of Medical Profession adopted from Greek Mythology which is based on the earlier leader in Greek Medicine named Aescalupius (1200 BC) whose daughter Hygiea was worshiped as Goddess of Health.
The Flame: Symbolises the Olympic spirit i.e. man's urge to progress in fair competition
The Green Leaf Corn: Signs of fertility and prosperity
Sincerity Service Sacrifice: Represents the motto of Medical Profession
Book: Represents the main goal of this institution i.e. acquisition of knowledge
"Vidya Gurunum Guru": Motto of Medical College
Estd. 1963: Denotes the year of establishment of this institution