OVERVIEW


The JSS Academy, Mauritius has, with the support of JSS Mahavidyapeetha (JSSMPV), Mysuru and of the mentorship of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSS AHER), Mysuru, established a post-secondary educational institution as a separate entity from the parent institution (JSS AHER, Mysuru), with degree awarding powers at the start of activities in Mauritius, in line with the published Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) guidelines. Following an application for clearance of the name to TEC, the "JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (Mauritius) (JSS AHER, Mauritius)" was established in August 2018 to be the local institution.

The JSS Academy in Mauritius was established in 2002 on eight acres of land with 14,689 sq.mts of built up area with necessary infrastructure, costing more than half a billion Mauritian Rupees, to improve the quality of post-secondary education in Mauritius.

JSS AHER, Mysuru is a higher education institution deemed to be JSS AHER, Mauritius located in Mysuru, Karnataka, India. It was established in 2008 under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. JSSMVP, Mysuru is the sponsoring society of JSSAHER, Mysuru. JSSMVP, a fine intention of a great philanthropic movement that began more than one thousand years ago, has established more than 330 educational institutions in India, Dubai, Mauritius and USA.

JSS AHER, Mysuru focuses on medical and health-related studies, and comprises of JSS Medical School, JSS Dental School and JSS School of Pharmacy at Mysuru as well as a second Pharmacy school in Ootacamund, in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.

The intention of establishing JSS AHER, Mauritius is motivated by the legacy and sustaining principles of the founding fathers of the Sri Suttur Math and the JSSMPV with a view to provide post-secondary education and training to enhance the quality of life for the benefit of society, with special emphasis in Mauritius and the African region.

The objectives are:

  • To create an excellent educational environment of high standard in Mauritius.
  • To impart an outstanding quality tertiary level education to Mauritians and students in the region.
  • To provide quality education and training at affordable costs in line with the endeavour of the Government of Mauritius to make the country a knowledge hub in the region.
  • To be the forerunner in developing a very good academic infrastructure for the progress of people of Mauritius.

The relationship between the Mentor institution and the JSS AHER, Mauritius is established through an MoU. Provisions have been made in the MoU defining:

  • the responsibilities of the parent institution
  • the responsibilities of the local institution
  • support from the parent institution in terms of transfer of skills and knowhow and also in terms of provision of academics and senior administrative staff of the same level as exists at the parent institution
  • mobility of students to the parent institution campus to undertake part or to complete their programs of studies started at the local campus and provision for pursuing their studies in the parent institution for higher degrees.

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