Manipal University

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Manipal University
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Administrative building of the university.
Motto Inspired by Life
Type Deemed university
Established 1956
Chancellor Dr. Ramdas M Pai
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 28,000
Location Manipal, Karnataka, India
Campus Suburban, 600 acres (2.4 km2)
Affiliations UGC, ACU, AIU
Manipal University Logo.svg

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (branded as Manipal University) is a deemed university awarded by University Grants Commission.[1][2] It is located in Manipal, Karnataka, India. It has over 28,000 students from 52 countries.[3] The university has branch campuses in Bangalore, Mangalore, Sikkim, Jaipur, Dubai, Malaysia and Antigua.[4] It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.[5]


List of vice chancellors

In 1953, T.M.A. Pai founded India's first private medical school, Kasturba Medical College,[9] 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.[10] The university is certified as an ISO 14001:2004 organization.[11] In, 2007, it rebranded itself as Manipal University.[12] The legal name remains the Manipal Academy of Higher Education.[13]


The pro-chancellor is H. S. Ballal and vice-chancellor is K. Ramnarayan. It is organized into 19 colleges and 7 departments.[3]

The university is composed of the following schools:

The university is made up of the following departments:

There is one autonomous institute

Campuses in Manipal[edit]

The campus covers 600 acres (2.4 km2)[14] of land[14] and is centered in the university town of Manipal. The campus is divided into two areas: the healthsciences campus and the engineering campus.

Healthsciences Campus (Manipal)[edit]

The campus includes the Center for Basic Sciences, healthcare colleges and the Kasturba Hospital.

MIT Campus[edit]

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


Manipal University has a chain of six libraries.[15]


Budgetary provisions are given for research through capital allocations for the maintenance of animal facility, consumables, equipment etc. 1.5 crore (US$220,000)[16] 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.[16]

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[17] with an aim to grow new research projects in fundamental sciences and promote interdisciplinary cooperation in areas between basic research, biomedical science and engineering.[18]

Noted People[edit]

Notable alumni of the university are:



  1. ^ Deemed universities within India
  2. ^ "Manipal Academy of Higher Education". New Delhi, India: University Grants Commission. 
  3. ^ a b "Manipal University Top Amongst the Indian Private Universities in the QS Asian University Rankings". Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Manipal University Overview". Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Dr. HS Ballal appointed as new Vice Chancellor of MAHE". 2 September 2003. 
  7. ^ "Adieu to Dr. Raj Warrier" (PDF). Departmental News. Department of Pediatrics ~ LSUMC New Orleans. 9 (2). May 2007. 
  8. ^ "K. Ramnarayan, Manipal varsity Vice-Chancellor". The Hindu. 31 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Jayashankar, Mitu; D'Souza, Nilofer (September 12, 2011). "(untitled article)". Forbes India Magazine. 
  10. ^ "UGC accreditation". Manipal gets deemed university status. University Grants Commission. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Green Manipal". Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  12. ^,%20now%20Manipal%20University,%20Introduces%20online%20entrance%20tests%20for%20admissions%20to%20its%20programs.php. Express Press Release. 26-02-2007. Accessed 03-06-2012.
  13. ^ universities/manipal.html. Deemed Universities. University Grants Commission. 2006. Accessed 03-06-2012.
  14. ^ a b "Campus area". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  15. ^ "Library". Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  16. ^ a b "Research Overview". Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  17. ^ "MARG". Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  18. ^ "TOI-MARG". The Times Of India. 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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