Manipal University, Manipal, India, was established in 1993 under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The University was founded on one principle; one unshakable belief — that it must make available the best of education to its students. Last sixty years, have seen institutes at Manipal taking meticulous, small steps to build reservoirs of intellectual wealth and academic excellence.
In the process, Manipal University has created some of the country’s best institutes/schools across 12 diverse streams like medicine, dentistry, nursing, engineering, pharmacy, hotel management, allied health, architecture & design, communication and with 332 courses. Each institution/school at Manipal University is geared to meet the same demanding standards to create great professionals and citizens by inspiring them in many ways. The university offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in various specialties. With students from over 50 countries studying, most courses in Manipal University have a global representation. Starting from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in 1953, the latest addition in December 2010 is the School of Architecture and Planning.
The university has seen all-round development particularly over the last twenty years with diverse courses. With an excellent academic reputation, experienced faculty, excellent academic and clinical facilities, Manipal University boasts of an educational environment with a touch of world class. It has campuses in India and abroad with international and academic collaborations for twinning programs in medical, dental and engineering with universities in the US, UK, Australia and other countries. The Manipal University has set up branch campuses in Malaysia and Dubai.
Research has always been an area of paramount importance to Manipal University. The importance increased tremendously after obtaining deemed university status. The result is that there has been a dramatic rise in the publications, doctoral degree awards and grants awarded by funding agencies.
The campus has an excellent infrastructure for academic activities, sports and other extracurricular activities. The world-class facilities include air-conditioned lecture halls, labs, hostels and multi-cuisine food court. The state-of-the art innovation centre bridges university and industries for the industrial academic research. Campus provides a cosmopolitan and congenial atmosphere on which students create lifelong friendships.
The hostels are built with International standard, centralized air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and of homely and comfortable environment. Keeping in mind the requirement of the student community, the food court has been initiated in the campus to provide the finest in culinary and cuisine all under one roof. The centrally air-conditioned two food courts in the campus can house more than 5000 students at one time.
The medical Simulation Lab, first ever University based hi-end medical simulation centre allows for clinical conditions in a risk free environment. The world class anatomy museum, the largest in Asia has a large collection of human specimen and over 3000 medical specimens and models.
The state-of-the-art health sciences library is fully air-conditioned, accommodates 1300 learners, over 65,000 books and over 600 journals. Manipal University is the proud owner of a stunningly magnificent indoor sports complex. The complex is a beauty and the only one of its kind in the country. The facilities in the complex are all of world standards and therefore are comparable with the best in the world.
Besides being an ISO 9001 and 14001 certified University, it is home to many top ranked institutions of India according to the survey. Manipal University has been ranked 5th among top private Universities in India; Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 2nd among top 5 private medical colleges in India; Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal - 5th among top private engineering colleges in India; Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal – 47th among top private business management schools in India; Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal - No.1 among the Supreme Hotel Management Institute of India; Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal - 4th among top nursing institutes in India.
Other Awards and Recognitions
- Winner of Golden Peacock Environment Management Award – 2012 and 2013
- Winner of IMC- Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award
- International Asia Pacific Quality Award
- FKCCI Export Excellence Award
- Best Hostel Award (India Today Aspire Education Summit 2012)
- Ranked India’s second best green campus and 78th among world Universities
- Ranked 1st in suburban categories among Indian Universities (UI GreenMetric Ranking for global Universities)
- Ranked among top 100 universities in BRICS countries (Britain-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds, December, 2013)