Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) was established as a Private University under an Act passed by the Government of Karnataka. RUAS is sponsored by Gokula Education Foundation (Medical), a Public Charitable Trust of the M.S. Ramaiah Family. Envisioned as a modern as well as innovation-intensive University, RUAS is engaged in interacting with industry, business communities and Government organisations. RUAS, a Comprehensive University and Unitary in nature, has pioneered the concept of outcome-based education in India. The University has implemented outcome based curriculum with a Focus on imparting to students knowledge and understanding, cognitive abilities and practical skills relevant to professional and societal needs. The University has adopted global best practices in teaching, learning and assessment to ensure all round development of students for a successful career. The University's programmes are inter and multi-disciplinary in nature and designed to train students to be creative, innovative and imaginative graduates. The University, at present, has established Faculties in Engineering and Technology, Art and Design, Management and Commerce, Hospitality Management and Catering Technology, Pharmacy, Dental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Life & Allied Health Sciences. Through these Faculties, the University offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes.
Nutrition and Nutraceutical Research Centre, a research centre of RUAS, envisions its role as an empowered knowledge centre with commitment towards addressing issues of health, wellness and improved lifestyle of the population on a food based scientific approach enriched with nutritionals and nutraceuticals providing benefit to the society spreading from pediatrics to geriatrics.