The Rifahul Muslimeen Educational Trust, was established in the year 1961 and registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1956 in No.201 of 1984-85 dated 8-1-1985 with the aim of promoting education to the Minority Muslim Community in particular and also to the other down trodden people of Mysore in general. From the date of its inception, this Trust has grown rapidly and consolidated its position, in the society.
Rifahul Muslimeen Educational Trust, Mysore, was granted permission to start BDS Course at Farooqia Dental College, Mysore by the Government of Karnataka from 1992-93 vide Govt. order No.HFW 107 MME 92 dt.18-7-1992, affiliated to the University of Mysore as per order No.CDC/B/84/92-93 dt.29-9-92 and also to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, from the Academic year 1996-97.
So, Farooqia Dental College was an addition to this Trust with an object to make its own worthy contribution to its community and also the general public of Mysore city & other places with well skilled professionals of dentistry. Apart from ensuring corrective and rehabilitative services through the teaching hospital of the college, Community services on the preventive and Curative Aspects of Dentistry are also being arranged, keeping in view of the health needs of the rural as well as urban Population of Mysore.
Farooqia Dental College was established in 1992, with 1st batch of students admitted to the four years BDS Course (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) with the permission of Govt. of Karnataka Education Department Wide G.O. No.HFW 107 MME 92 dated 8th July 1992 by satisfying the Mysore University norms.
Farooqia Dental College, Mysore was granted recognition for BDS Course by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi, vide letter No. DE-73-2002/249 dated 11/04/2002 and the Government of India vide Notification No. V.12018/34/2001-PMS Dated 01/04/2002. At present the college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.
The college has its own modernised well equipped Hospital building in the thickly populated area of Tilak Nagar, in Eidgah grounds. The college is situated near to the railway station and suburban bus stand. It has adequate play ground and Hostel for Men and Women. Students out patient block and other amenities and also the infrastructure like class rooms, laboratories, administrative office, reading room facilities, sports room, students common room, have been provided as per the DCI norms. The Undergraduate BDS Course is for four years and one year of compulsory rotating Housemanship.
In the year 2013-14 the college started MDS courses with the approval of the Dental Council of India, New Delhi & Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in the following specialties :-
- Oral Medicine & Radiology
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Conservative Dentistry
- Oral Pathology & Microbiology
The college is located in the heart of Royal city of Mysore city near Eidgah ground, Umar Kahayan road, Tillak Nagar. The college is hardly 1.5 km from railway station and 2 km from bus station. It is very close to the New Sayyajira Rao road Mysore. Mysore is about 140 KMS from Bangalore city, the capital of Karnataka state and is well connected by road, rail and air. In general Mysore city is a tourist’s dissertation. A few days stay in Mysore will bring back the memory and glory of what Mysore.
Mysore famous for Mysore Dasara, Mysore Palace, Dasara Exhibition, Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hill, K.R.S. Dam, Brindavan Garden and Srirangapatna near Mysore in which the great and brave ruler of Mysore popularly called as Tiger of Mysore. Tippu Sultan his kingdom was at Srirangapatna the historical city is only 15 kms from Mysore city.
Mysore served as the capital city of Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. The Kingdom was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, except for a brief period in the late 18th century when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power. Patrons of art and culture, the Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city. The cultural ambience and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural capital of South Karnataka.
Mysore is the top ranked again, this year as the 1st cleanest city in India announced by Urban Development Ministry, Government of India.