Manipal University

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Manipal University
Manipal University Logo New 2017.jpg
Motto Inspired by Life
Type Private
Established 1956
Founder Dr. T. M. A. Pai
Chancellor Dr. Ramdas M Pai
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 28,000
Location Manipal, Karnataka, India
Campus Suburban, 230 acres (0.93 km2)
Affiliations UGC, MHRD

Manipal University, formerly Manipal Academy of Higher Education, is a private research and educational institute located in Manipal, Karnataka, India. Manipal is extremely close to the temple town of Udupi. The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is an international airport. There is also a sea port in Mangalore. Convenient transportation is available all the time from Mangalore to Manipal. The nearest major railway station is also in Mangalore. It has over 28,000 students from 52 countries.[1] The university has branch campuses in Dubai, Mangalore, Sikkim, and Jaipur.[2] It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.


List of vice chancellors

In 1953, T.M.A. Pai founded India's first private medical school, Kasturba Medical College,[7] and five years later the Manipal Institute of Technology was formed. Ramdas Pai took over the management in 1979 after the death of T.M.A. Pai. Initially all degrees were awarded by Karnatak University Dharwad and later Mysore University. From 1980 to 1993 they were awarded by Mangalore University. The current organizational structure was formed in 1993, when Manipal University (then known as the Manipal Academy of Higher Education) was accorded deemed university status by the University Grants Commission.[8] The university is certified as an ISO 14001:2004 organization.[9] In 2007, it rebranded itself as Manipal University.[10] The legal name remains the Manipal Academy of Higher Education.[11]


The pro-chancellor is H. S. Ballal and vice-chancellor is H. Vinod Bhat. It is organized into 19 colleges and 7 departments.[1]

The university is composed of the following schools:

The university is made up of the following departments:

There is one autonomous institute


Institute rankings
General – international
QS (World)[12] 701-750
QS (BRICS)[13] 101-110
QS (Asian)[14] 200
General – India
Careers360[15] 39

Internationally, Manipal University was ranked 701-750 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018.[12] The same institute ranked it 200 in Asia[14] and 101-110 among BRICS nations[13] in 2016. It was ranked 39 in India by Careers360's in 2017, second among private universities.[15]

Campuses in Manipal[edit]

The campus covers 600 acres (2.4 km2)[16] of land[16] and is centered in the university town of Manipal. The campus is divided into two areas: the healthsciences campus and the engineering campus.

Manipal Institute of Technology Campus[edit]

The Innovation Centre was established during the 50th anniversary of the Manipal Institute of Technology. It is a research center in which funding is provided to students, faculty and the university.

Courses Offered[edit]

Manipal University offers 218 programs in 19 disciplines.[17] The programs are offered in the areas of Allied Health, Architecture, Basic & Advanced Sciences, Communication, Dentistry, Engineering, European Studies & Foreign Languages, Geopolitics & International Relations, Hospitality, Humanities, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, Management (MBA), Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Regenerative Medicine.[18]


Manipal University has a chain of six libraries.[19]


Budgetary provisions are given for research through capital allocations for the maintenance of animal facility, consumables, equipment etc. 1.5 crore (US$230,000)[20] was sanctioned to MIT in 2008–2009 towards funding innovation. MCOPS, Manipal sends its second-year postgraduate (PG) students for collaborative research programmes at R&D centres all over the country. Often the research carried out by them becomes a part of the intellectual property of the company.[20]

The Manipal Life Science Centre has a research team and is undertaking several research projects funded by DBT, DST, etc. MLSC is linked to several international research institutions such as Wistar Institute Philadelphia, University of Queensland, etc.

Manipal Advanced Research Group[edit]

The Manipal Advanced Research Group was formed in early 2006[21] with an aim to grow new research projects in fundamental sciences and promote interdisciplinary cooperation in areas between basic research, biomedical science and engineering.[22]

Notable People[edit]


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  13. ^ a b "QS BRICS University Rankings 2016". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings 2016". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Top Universities in India 2017". Careers360. 2017. 
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  17. ^ "Engineering, Architecture, Hotel Management & Nursing Courses - Manipal University". Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  18. ^ "Bachelor of Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science & Architecture - Manipal University". Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  19. ^ "Library". Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  20. ^ a b "Research Overview". Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  21. ^ "MARG". Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  22. ^ "TOI-MARG". The Times Of India. 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  23. ^ Anant J. Talaulicar. "Anant J. Talaulicar: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  24. ^ "Preventing Runway Incursions | Airports International | The Airport Industry online, the latest airport industry news". Airports International. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  25. ^ "Scientist from Patna shortlisted for award - The Times of India". 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  26. ^ "Bihari develops system to prevent runway mishaps - The Times of India". Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  27. ^ "Scientist grip on plane safety". 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  28. ^ "Scientist zooms into aeronautics cradle". 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
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  30. ^ "Mirza Faizan, Aerospace scientist from India won Airline Industry Innovation Award". YouTube. 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  31. ^ Banmali Agrawala. "Banmali Agrawala BE (Mech. Eng.): Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 2015-07-23. 

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