Manipal Academy of Higher Education
|Motto||Inspired by Life|
|Type||Private deemed university|
|Founder||T. M. A. Pai|
|Vice-Chancellor||Lt.Gen(Dr.) MD Venkatesh|
|Colours||Black and Orange|
|Affiliations||ACU, UGC, NAAC, PCI, AIU|
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is a private deemed university located in Manipal, India. The university also has campuses in Mangalore, Bangalore, Jamshedpur, Melaka and Dubai. MAHE traces its roots to the Kasturba Medical College, the country's first self funded medical college established in 1953. As of 2021, MAHE offers more than 350 programs across 30 disciplines.
In 1953, Dr. T. M. A. Pai founded India's first private medical school, the Kasturba Medical College, and five years later the Manipal Institute of Technology was established. Initially, degrees were awarded by Karnataka 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 Academy of Higher Education was accorded deemed university status by the UGC. Manipal Academy of Higher Education is certified as an ISO 14001:2004 organization.
The campus at Manipal covers 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land and is centered in the university town of Manipal. It is divided into the health sciences campus and the MIT campus. The campus has a large library, an indoor sports complex and a museum.
The Mangalore campus offers health science courses and is largely divided into the Centre for Basic Sciences at Bejai and the main campus at Light House Hill Road. The Mangalore campus includes the Dr. TMA Pai International Convention Centre at M.G Road.
MAHE also has campuses in Bangalore, Jamshedpur, Dubai and Melaka.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education is divided into the Faculty of Health Science, the Faculty of Science, Technology and Management and the Faculty of Humanities, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
|General – international|
|QS (World) (2020)||701-750|
|QS (Asia) (2020)||239|
|QS (BRICS) (2019)||120|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2020)||14|
|NIRF (Universities) (2020)||8|
|Medical – India|
|NIRF (2020)||9, 21|
|Pharmacy – India|
Manipal Academy of Higher Education was ranked 701-750 in the QS World University Rankings of 2020. The same rankings ranked it 239 in Asia in 2020 and 120 among BRICS nations in 2019. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, MAHE was ranked 351-400 in Medicine.
In India, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Manipal Academy of Higher Education 14th overall and 8th among universities in 2020. NIRF also ranked the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences seventh in India.
The institute is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education library system comprises six libraries spread across its Medical, Humanities and Engineering school campuses.
Budgetary provisions are given for research through capital allocations for the maintenance of animal facility, consumables, equipment etc. ₹15 million (US$210,000) was sanctioned to the Manipal Institute of Technology 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.
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, and many more.
Manipal Advanced Research Group
The Manipal Advanced Research Group was formed in early 2006 with an aim to grow new research projects in fundamental sciences and promote interdisciplinary cooperation in areas between basic research, biomedical science and engineering.
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