Manipal Institute of Technology
Seal of The Manipal Institute of Technology
|Motto||Knowledge is Power|
|Director||Dr GK Prabhu|
|Founder||Dr TMA Pai|
|Students||9000 (UG, PG and PhD.)|
|Location||Manipal, Karnataka, India|
|Campus||Suburban, 188 acres (0.8 km2)|
|Colors||Pickled bean and Black|
|Website||Manipal Institute of Technology|
The Manipal Institute of Technology (commonly known as MIT, Manipal) is a constituent institution of the Manipal University that specializes in the fields of engineering and technology. MIT contains 16 academic departments and awards undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Established in 1957 in Manipal, Karnataka, India, MIT is one of the first self-financed colleges in India. Over the years, the institute has made a place amongst the premier T-schools in the country.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Collaborations and exchange programs
- 4 Academics
- 5 Research
- 6 Traditions and student activities
- 7 Statistics
- 8 People
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Foundation and early years (1957-1960)
In 1957, T.M.A Pai conceived of the idea of establishing an engineering college in Manipal. The Manipal Engineering College (MEC) was inaugurated on 11 May 1957 by the then Chief Minister of Mysore, S. Nijalingappa. The first President was Roque Fernandes. In the initial months, lectures were held at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal campus before the infrastructure was ready at its present campus towards the end of 1957. The institute started with 25 staff members and an annual intake of 120 students for the under-graduate courses, in a campus of 180 acres (0.73 km2).
Growth and expansion (1961-1999)
Civil engineering was the first discipline to be offered at the institute, but by 1961, full undergraduate programs were also available in the areas of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Housing facilities were operational from 1961 for outstation students.
In initial years institute was affiliated to the Karnatak University Dharwad . In 1965, the institute got affiliated to University of Mysore. More courses were added over the decades as the college expanded. The MIT, Manipal Student Chapter of the Institution of Engineers (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was established in the mid-1960s.
In 1969, Chemical Engineering was introduced as a branch of study followed by Electronics and Communication engineering. In 1973, the semester scheme was adapted and a one-year post graduate diploma in industrial engineering was offered. In the same year, the Venugopala Temple, modeled on the famous Kirti Mandir, Vadodara, Gujarat was built. It is a landmark on campus.
The MIT campus has been visited by several well-known persons at various times in its history. The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama visited the college in 1966. The 1970s saw the visit of Smt Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India.
In 1974, it was renamed as Manipal Institute of Technology. MIT was brought under the purview of Mangalore University in 1980. In 1979, other branches of study such as Industrial Production and Architecture were introduced. The construction of the 4-floor library building with an area of 83,000 square feet (7,700 m2) and more hostel blocks including 7th, 9th blocks and women's hostels was completed in the 1980s. The inauguration of the swimming pool was done in 1986 and that of the floodlit basketball court at Kamath Circle in 1989.
Expansions in the late 1980s and early 1990s included the setting up of the Computer Engineering department in 1987 and the Bio-medical Engineering Department and the Printing Department in 1992. More library space and 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of auditorium area were also built during this period. Hostel expansion in 1990 saw the construction of the new ladies hostel right across the Venugopal Temple. The construction the tenth hostel block, touted as one of Asia's largest hostel blocks with a capacity of about 1500, started in 1991.
In 1993, the state government of Karnataka introduced statewide measures regulating the intake of students to private institutes, including MIT Manipal, and this had a financial impact on the college because it meant that the fee structure was regulated by the government. The college was designated a Linguistic Minority Institute status between 1993 and 1999, which meant that a significant fraction of the intake was reserved for those students whose native tongue was Konkani.
The International Center for Applied Sciences (ICAS) which runs twinning programs with partner universities around the world including Illinois Institute of Technology, and Milwaukee School of Engineering, was started in the 1990s. The twinning program follows a (2+2) model wherein the first two years are spent in MIT, Manipal and the later 2 years are spent at the partner university.
Recent history (2000-present)
In 2000, the college became a constituent institute of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). MAHE was designated as a Deemed University, a status that allows it to operate without affiliations to any other universities, conduct its own admission procedures, update and upgrade syllabi, tie up with foreign universities, fix its own fees and function autonomously. MAHE was renamed as Manipal University in 2007. The institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2007 and it was marked by technical, cultural and sports events throughout the year.
The dawn of the new millennium brought in construction of new buildings. 2006 saw the construction of the hi-tech Innovation Center housing companies such as Phillips and EMC2 and associated research and development. The 7-floor 13th Block located between the 3rd and 4th blocks for housing lady students was also completed during this period. The adjoining Lecture Hall complex was built anticipating the increase in intake and was inaugurated in the year 2006.
Undergraduate courses in Mechatronics were added in 2006 and those in Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering were added in 2008. The department of Architecture was rechristened as The Faculty of Architecture in 2006, and then as Manipal School of Architecture and Planning and Design, as a separate institute under the Manipal University in 2011. In 2013, an integrated course in Computer Science and Communication Engineering was added, under the department of Information and Communication Technology. The annual undergraduate student intake increased from 800 spread over 12 engineering disciplines in the year 2003 to 1500 spread over 16 disciplines in 2008 (currently the institute has an intake of 2300+ students (as on July 2011)).
The institute was also visited by Smt. Pratibha Patil, the then President of India for the university's annual convocation in December 2010. The then Finance Minister and future President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee also visited the institute on 26 May 2012 to inaugurate one of the Academic Blocks. The institute also played host to the 49th annual convention of the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA) in January 2007.
MIT Manipal's campus is located 65 kilometres (37 mi) north of Mangalore. The campus is located five kilometres from Udupi's railway station and is spread over an area of 188 acres (76.0 ha) housing 10 academic buildings, and 21 residential buildings, with a total capacity of 6,080 inhabitants. There are three entrances to the campus: one near Academic Block 1, one near 12th Block and one at KC (Kamath Circle: the center of the campus).
The catering is handled by the MIT Food Court, MIT Cafeteria, and other messes on campus. The MIT Food Court, with a seating capacity of 1200 people, caters to the food needs of about 840 people daily. MIT Cafeteria serves snacks and lunch, and is in the vicinity of academic buildings. Adithya Mess, Annapoorna Mess, Akshaya Mess, Ananya Mess and Ashraya Mess serve food for students from around the world. Ananya Mess and Ashraya Mess are for women only.
Most of MIT buildings have a number (or a number and a letter) designation and some have a name as well. Typically, academic and office buildings are referred to by their names and residential blocks by their numbers. The assignment of building numbers roughly corresponds to the order in which they were built. Many of the academic buildings are connected above ground by footbridges.
The major academic buildings are in five blocks, the last one built in 2010. The heart of the campus is the Main Academic Block (Academic Block 1, formerly called the Quadrangle) built in the 1950s. It houses most engineering departments and plays host to most functions of the college including Revels, the cultural fest, and TechTatva, the technical festival.
In addition to the engineering departments, it houses:
- the Office of the Director
- the Offices of the Associate Directors
- Student Welfare Office
- Training and Placement Cell
The adjacent Civil and Architecture block was built in the 1980s. This block houses the Faculty of Architecture, the Departments of Physics, Civil Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Printing Technology and the Office of the Controller of Examinations of Manipal University.
Constructed in 2006, the Innovation Centre houses the R&D arms of companies such as Phillips and EMC2. The Centre houses several computer labs with Windows and Linux platforms. In July 2009, all the academics buildings were renamed; Innovation Center was renamed as Academic Block 4, but it is still referred to by students as IC.
Undergraduate students are guaranteed four-year housing in one of MIT's twenty-one hostel buildings. Housing assignments are made based on the preferences of the students themselves at the beginning of every academic year, subject to vacancy. Priority in allotment is decided by seniority and then GPA of the student in later semesters. The construction of four new men's hostel buildings with 360 rooms each was completed in July 2009. Both, air-conditioned and non air-conditioned rooms are available to students. Each set of rooms has a common area where students can watch TV, and play table tennis. There are facilities for gym and indoor sports in certain hostels. The 9th block is considered as the most coveted block amongst the senior boys then followed by 10th Block and others. Construction of new Boys and Girls Hostels have also started in 2012. In the year 2012, VII Block was converted to a Boys Block as the female students were shifted to the newly constructed Girls hostel in front of it.
The total housing capacity on the MIT campus is of 7050 students, of which 75% is for men, and 25% is for women. Of this, 95% is occupied by under-graduate students.
Hostel security is strict about students using motorised vehicles.
Collaborations and exchange programs
Queensland University of Technology
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
The University of Western Australia
Australian National University
Ontario College of Art & Design University
International Centre Aarhus University
Epitech, European Institute of Information Technology
EFREI Engineering School of Information & Digital Technology
ESIGELEC – Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs, France
Chemnitz University of Technology
University of Hannover
Athlone Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
The University of Santiago de Compostela
Lancaster University, University House
University of Nottingham
University of Strathclyde
Institute of International Education, New York
Binghamton University, State University of NewYork
Kent State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
California State University, Northridge
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Lincoln
The OHIO State University
Wright State University
University of Dayton
University of Cincinnati
Wright State University
- AIESEC Manipal University
AIESEC Manipal University, a local chapter of AIESEC, the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. The various types of exchange programs offered are management, technical, educational and developmental, the time span for which may vary from 6 weeks to 18 months.
- IAESTE India, LC Manipal
IAESTE India LC Manipal is the flagship student exchange program of Manipal University. IAESTE India LC Manipal being the Local Chapter of IAESTE which is the largest student run organisation of its kind, is a fully supported student run organization by Manipal University and its constituent colleges to provide a plethora of opportunities for students to enhance their careers by pursuing technical internships abroad. It provides students the unique opportunity to apply for paid internships ranging from 6 to 52 weeks in the best of Companies & Universities in over 80 countries across the world
MIT has been using a credit based system since 2001, in which each course is assigned a number of credits. The odd semester starts around the month of July and ends by December and the even semester starts around January and ends by May. Manipal University is accredited by the Government of India's National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) .
Manipal Institute of Technology has been ranked as the 49th best Engineering College of India in the Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015. The survey was done jointly by Edu, an Indian company and Rand Corporation, a non-profit American thinktank.
MIT Manipal offers full-time, four/five-year undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) programs in the following disciplines:
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Automobile Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Biotechnology Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Computer and Communication Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Industrial and Production Engineering
- Information Technology
- Interior design
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Printing and Media technology
General Undergraduate Admissions are open to Indian nationals only and are based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination (10+2, or an equivalent SSC exam) and their performance in the Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MUOET, a computer-based test). The test consists of sections in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and General Knowledge and the Science and Mathematics sections of the paper include questions based on the standard senior school syllabus of all educational boards in India. Testing takes place annually in the months of April and May, and the candidates are offered the flexibility to choose their test date and examination center.
Like almost all private universities in India, there is no provision for reservation of seats for candidates belonging to the Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBCs)
Admissions to the Architecture program are based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination(10+2) and an all India National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA).
For both programs, only candidates who score 50% or more in Physics, Mathematics and optional subject (combined) in their qualifying examinations (10+2, or equivalent SSC exams) are considered for admissions.
Admissions to the Interior design are done on the basis of rank in the Manipal University Design Aptitude Test (MDAT) conducted by Manipal University, Manipal.
International / NRI admissions are granted based on a merit list prepared on the basis of the marks scored in their school-leaving certificate exams (10+2, or equivalent). International / NRI admissions are subject to a different fee structure, with the fees payable only in US Dollars.
International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS)
Students may enroll in the undergraduate Twinning Program wherein the first two years of their coursework is undertaken at International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS), Manipal and the remainder is completed at a college or university in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada or UK. The undergraduate degree will be awarded by the foreign university. The partner universities include Illinois Institute of Technology, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and a list of renowned universities . In 2012-13 it went into partnership with Esigelec University, France wherein a master's degree would be awarded after completing 2 years in India and 3 years in France. In case of Architecture and Aeronautical Engineering, students only have to complete 1 year in Manipal and then continue their degree abroad.
Master of Technology (M.Tech) degrees are offered with the following specializations:
- Astronomy and Space Engineering
- Advanced Thermal and energy systems
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Digital Electronics and Advanced Communication
- Network Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Biotechnology Engineering
- Computer Aided Mechanical Design and Analysis
- Illumination Technology
- Control Systems
- Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
- Nuclear Engineering
- Construction Engineering and Management
- Structural Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Print and Media
In addition, the following programs are also offered:
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Software Engineering
- Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
- Integrated M.B.A. program (in conjunction with other programs in MAHE)
Admissions to postgraduate programs are either on the basis of an entrance exam or the performance in an undergraduate degree program. All applicants are required to have appropriate bachelor's degrees.
The college offers a practice school programme in the 8th semester, all of which is devoted to a project/internship. There are no academic courses in this semester. Some selected students intern at various reputed companies all over India for a 4 or 6-month project, others do projects in the college itself under faculty guidance. Students can also opt to do their project at the college itself. First introduced in 2005, this concept gives students first hand exposure to industry or a detailed research project over a relatively long period even before they graduate.
The MIT Central Library is housed in a separate building with a total area of about 70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2). The Library has technical books, periodicals, video films, Indian standards and general magazines and other publications, and is open to faculty and students of the institute. Users of MIT library can access the databases of all Manipal University constituent institute libraries: MIM, MIC, KMC (Mangalore and Manipal), and WGSHA libraries. The library has DELNET membership, a network of libraries which seeks to promote resource sharing.
The library uses EASYLIB, a software package to automate all the functions of the library. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Internet-enabled Public Access Catalogue (E-PAC) is provided for students and staff.
MIT makes adequate budgetary provisions for maintenance of research equipment through capital allocations. An amount of ₹1.5 crores was sanctioned to MIT in 2008-09 towards innovation. Students of the institute take up summer internship as a part of their curriculum. Several research programs in the areas of nanotechnology, nuclear engineering, VLSI design and pattern recognition are being pursued in the interdisciplinary labs under MIT's innovation centre.
Traditions and student activities
The oldest and most prominent student organizations are the Editorial Board and the Student Council. Overall there are 44 clubs in MIT.
The teams from ManipalTech have been winning innovation and entrepreneurship competitions such as the GE Edison Innovation Challenge and consecutive victories at the Schneider Electric India Innovation Challenge.
The technical student organizations include the Institute of Engineers, Computer Science and Engineering (IE-CSE) Manipal, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Students Chapter, Akshay Urja Club, SAE International Collegiate Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The Institution of Engineers (India). MIT, Manipal has units of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) functioning in its campus. Other international organizations such as AIESEC in Manipal University and IAESTE IndiaMIT are active in Manipal. Cultural organisations/clubs include Aaina, Ada, Mafia, RedX, The Photography Club, The Official Literary and Debate Club etc. The college has an automobile workshop area dedicated to student teams like Formula Manipal, Robo Manipal, Team Manipal Racing, Mars Rover Manipal, MANAS, AeroMIT, SolarMobil, etc. where they are given sufficient resources to represent their college in various competitions. The college also aims to build a Common Workshop Area for all student teams which will have some amazing facilities and tools like CNC lathe, PCB manufacturing spot, 3D printers, Laser engravers, Welding facilities, Oscilloscopes, etc.
Innovation and entrepreneurship at the Manipal campus were taken to a new level by the Formula Manipal team. The 15-member student team built a 600 cc race car that was selected to participate in the Formula SAE 2008 competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers held at Ferrari race track at Maranello in Italy. The Formula SAE is an international race car design competition, which is attended by over 150 top universities from across the world. Formula Manipal was the only Asian team to be selected to participate at the FSAE in 2008. In 2009, the team participated with the second prototype at FS UK, held at the Silverstone F1 Track.
|MAC||The Manga and Anime Club of Manipal is a one of its kind club, promoting art of Anime. They hold an annual SHONEN Fest, which is quite enjoyed by all.|
|Team Manipal Racing||This team designs and manufactures an All-Terrain Vehicle to compete in multiple events. The team competed at SAE organized events at Wisconsin, Rochester, and Wisconsin USA in year 2009, 2010 and 2012 respectively. In 2012 they got the highest points of any Asian team till date.|
|Leo Club, MIT Manipal||Established in 1999, the objective of the LEO Club is "to provide the youth of the college an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national, and international community." The name Leo originated as an acronym that stood for the motto of the clubs, "Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity." Leo club is one of the oldest and most prominent student organizations at MIT, Manipal.|
|Goonj, the Hindi literary society of MIT, Manipal||Established in 2015, it is the first Hindi club of MIT that aims at promoting Hindi among the students. It encourages and provides a platform for people who want to develop their skills in debate, public speaking, content writing and Hindi poetry.|
|Rotaract Club of Manipal||Rotaract was founded in 1968 by Rotary International, an association of clubs made up of service-minded business and professional leaders. The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.|
|AIESEC||AIESEC is the world's largest youth organisation aimed at developing young people's potential and leadership development. The local chapter, AIESEC in Manipal University started in 2009-10 by AIESEC in Bangalore and is quickly developing to be a dominant and recognised club.|
|The Photography Club||The Photography Club organizes various photography-related events to promote talent in photography in Manipal. It hosts events during Revels, the annual cultural festival of MIT, and enjoys one of the highest participation.|
|Aaina||Aaina is a dramatics club at MIT. The club produces one major play per semester. The club also competes in several national level cultural festivals and has won many accolades at colleges including NIT, Surathkal, IIT Chennai, BITS Goa, and IIM Bangalore.|
|IECSE||IECSE is the official club of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of MIT, Manipal. Founded in 2008 this technical chapter aims to provide enriching opportunities to students in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology. The club has fostered a successful technical blog (blog.iecsemanipal.com) as well as Design Studio (IECSE Studios). IECSE hosts an annual technical event named Prometheus.|
|Robotics and Circuits Club||Robotics and Circuits Club is a robotics club formed in March 2010. It organizes Vedanth, an annual robotics exhibition. The club consists of students from various disciplines of the college.|
|Project MANAS||Project MANAS (a Sanskrit word referring to Higher Intelligence) is a Driverless Car project started in September 2014. It aims at building an efficient driverless car for Indian roads. The team is taking part in Mahindra Spark the Rise Driverless Challenge and is currently 1 of the top 13 teams competing.|
|RoboManipal||RoboManipal is a robotics team of around 30 hardworking members, formed in October 2010. It competes in national and international competitions such as ABU Robocon. Some notable RM alumni are Vijay Raghav Varada and Rohit Asil who started Fractal Works , a successful 3D printing company. The team members have performed well in Techtatva, INK Makathon, Provenance etc. The team qualified for semi-finals(top 12) in the year 2012. The team got into SuperLeagues in RoboCon 2016. Their Hybrid bot Vijaylakshmi and Eco bot Tuktuk were appreciated by many. The team also builds robots for hobby other than RoboCon.|
|SolarMobil Manipal||SolarMobil Manipal is a team of over 25 inter disciplinary undergraduate students from MIT, with a mission of developing high efficiency solar powered electric vehicles and with a vision of becoming a leading center of research and development in the field of green transportation. SolarMobil Manipal has completed two projects till date - Freyr1 and SERVe. The team is currently working on its third project.|
|Parikshit||Parikshit is a student satellite team formed in 2010. The team is building a satellite module for a planned launch in the fall of 2016. It consists of students from a wide range of disciplines.|
|LUG Manipal||The Linux Users' Group, Manipal consists of FOSS enthusiasts who promote technology and knowledge-sharing with Open Source technologies.|
|The Psych Club||The Psych Club is a group of individuals who are in the relentless pursuit of understanding what makes us human. They seek to understand the beautifully controlled bomb that is the human mind and exactly what makes it tick.|
|Leaders of Tomorrow||The debating club of MIT Manipal. It organizes events such as Summit Manipal, India's oldest M.U.N. and Youth Parliament.|
|IAESTE||The International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience has its National Secretariat in MIT.|
|MITFL||MIT Football League founded by Shubh Patodi is a semi-professional organization that adheres to the needs of all football fans.
With the inaugural season having 6 clubs. They plan to add two more clubs to the league.
Techtatva is the annual technical festival at MIT Manipal. Generally held in October, the four-day festival comprises multiple competitions in which students of MIT as well as external applicants from various colleges across the nation are given an opportunity showcase their extra curricular technical abilities. The competitions are divided into several categories corresponding to the field of engineering to which they are related. Workshops are held prior to the festival to inform students about the technologies and skills required for the events.
Revels is the annual four-day culfest, generally held in March. The festival comprises several competitions where students showcase their abilities in the visual and performing arts. To ensure a high standard of performance, competitors are screened and selected for the events during a phase commonly referred to as Pre-Revels in the weeks leading up to the festival itself. Additionally, performances by established artists are held at the MIT Quadrangle.
MIT Manipal has a gymnasium, a swimming pool, indoor badminton courts, flood-lit tennis and basketball courts, a football ground and facilities for volleyball and hockey. Student housing is equipped with table tennis facilities. The MIT Ground hosts the annual inter-university cricket tournament. MIT has teams which represent the college at both local and national sporting events, and also hosts multiple annual tournaments within the campus. MARENA is a dedicated 6 storey sports complex with facilities including squash, futsal, badminton, tennis, and basketball, as well as an indoor jogging track. Visitors of note include Gary Kirsten, former coach of both the South African and Indian cricket teams.
- Staff quarters: 3277
- Capacity of faculty body: 700
- College building: 403,900 sq ft (37,520 m2)
- Hostel buildings: 674,415 sq ft (62,655.2 m2)
- Staff quarters: 191,576 sq ft (17,798.0 m2)
- Total land area: 7,384,576 sq ft (686,049.6 m2)
MIT has about 700 faculty members. Faculty are responsible for lecturing classes, advising both graduate and undergraduate students and their organizations, and sitting on academic committees, as well as conducting original research.
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