Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly known as Manipal University, is a private research institute deemed to be university located in the university town of Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India. Manipal Academy of Higher Education has branch campuses in Dubai and Mangalore. It also has sister campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Motto in English
|Inspired By Life|
|Type||Private Deemed university (Institute of Eminence)|
|Founder||T. M. A. Pai|
|Chancellor||Ramdas M Pai|
|Vice-Chancellor||H. Vinod Bhat|
|Colours||Black and Orange|
|Affiliations||ACU, UGC, NAAC, PCI, AIU|
|List of vice chancellors|
In 1953, T. M. A. Pai founded India's first private medical school, Kasturba Medical College, and five years later the Manipal Institute of Technology was formed. Ramdas Pai took over the management in 1979 after Pai's death. Initially all 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 Manipal Academy of Higher Education was accorded deemed university status by the University Grants Commission. Manipal Academy of Higher Education is certified as an ISO 14001:2004 organization. In 2007, it rebranded itself as Manipal University. The legal name remained the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. In November 2017 the UGC requested to drop the word "University" from the name and the institute went back to its former name.
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The pro-chancellor is H. S. Ballal and vice-chancellor is Mr. H. Vinod Bhat. It is organized into 19 colleges and 7 departments.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education is composed of the following schools:
- Manipal Life Science Center, Manipal
- Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal and Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
- Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal
- Manipal School of Nursing, Manipal
- Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design, Manipal
- Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal, Mangalore and Bangalore
- Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
- International Center for Applied Sciences, Manipal
- School of Information Sciences, Manipal
- School of Management, Manipal
- Manipal University, Dehmi Kalan Village, Jaipur-Ajmer Highway, Jaipur Raj
- Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal
- Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia
- Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal
- Manipal Institute of Communication, (SOC) Manipal
- School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore
- Department of European Studies, Manipal
- Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal
- ICICI Manipal Academy, Bangalore
- School of Engineering and It, Dubai (a part of MIT, Manipal)
- School of Design and Architecture, Manipal, Dubai
- School of Business, Dubai
- School of Media and Communication (SOC), Manipal, Dubai
- School of Life Sciences, Manipal, Dubai
Manipal Academy of Higher Education is made up of the following departments:
- Department of Geopolitics, Manipal
- Department of Commerce, Manipal
- Department of Statistics, Manipal
- Department of Sciences, Manipal
- Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal
- Department of Advanced Pharmaceutical Science, Manipal
- Department of Culinary Arts, Manipa
- The Dubai Campus
There is one autonomous institute:
Manipal Academy of Higher Education offers 218 programs in 19 disciplines. 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.
The 2016 acceptance rate of the institute was 4.3% - with 6,500 students getting accepted out of 150,000 applicants.
|General – international|
|QS (World) (2019)||751–800|
|QS (BRICS) (2019)||120|
|QS (Asia) (2019)||261–270|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2019)||16|
|NIRF (Universities) (2019)||9|
|Pharmacy – India|
Internationally, Manipal Academy of Higher Education was ranked 751–800 in the QS World University Rankings of 2019. The same rankings ranked it 261–270 in Asia and 120 among BRICS nations.
In India, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Manipal Academy of Higher Education 16 overall and 9 among universities in 2018. NIRF also ranked the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences seventh in India.
Campuses in ManipalEdit
The campus covers 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land and is centered in the university town of Manipal. The campus is divided into the health sciences campus (KMC,SOAHS,MCODS,WGSHA) and the MIT campus (MIT, FOA, DOC, SOC).
Manipal Institute of Technology campusEdit
The Manipal Institute of Technology Campus is located about 1 km east from the main institute building. Spread over 200 acres, the campus comprises eight academic / research buildings (Academic Blocks 1, 2 and 5; New Lecture Hall Complex (Block 3); Innovation Center (Block 4); the MIT Library; buildings of the School of Communication and the School of Management), 23 halls of residence, three food courts (excluding the two shared by four residence halls), and sports facilities like football, cricket and running fields, two synthetic lawn tennis courts, and an indoor facility for badminton and table tennis.
The Innovation Centre was established in 2007, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Manipal Institute of Technology. It primarily focuses on research and entrepreneurship activities, with a few rooms devoted to academic labs and classrooms.
In October 2016, G.K. Prabhu, MIT Director announced a major campus expansion plan.
The Dubai campusEdit
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai campus established its presence in UAE in the year 2000 and currently enrolls over 2000 students from over 40 nations across the globe.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education library system comprises six libraries spread across its Medical and Engineering school campuses. The largest library among them is the Health Sciences Library located in the main institute building.
Budgetary provisions are given for research through capital allocations for the maintenance of animal facility, consumables, equipment etc. ₹15 million (US$220,000) 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 GroupEdit
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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