Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.
Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.
MU enables students to acquire communication skills, self-directed learning skills and the ability to integrate ideas & concepts."
Dr Ramdas M Pai
President and Chancellor
Global leadership in human development, excellence in education and healthcare.
The first signs of environment consciousness on the MU campus are easy to spot:
The Manipal University campus is ISO 9001:2008 certified, as well as 14001:2004 compliant, which is a series of voluntary standards on Quality and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) by ISO. The EMS certification came in 2008, following a clearly-articulated Environment Management System laid down a year earlier.
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Dr TMA Pai with former Prime Minister Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri at the inauguration of KMC Manipal, India’s 1st pvt medical college.light-theme 1953
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore opens. Clinical facilities at the Govt Wenlock Hospital, as shown above.dark-theme 1955
Manipal Engineering College (now Manipal Institute of Technology), Manipal starts.
School of Nursing, Manipal starts. Above image shows the first batch of Diploma Nursing at the annual function, 1962.
Kasturba General Hospital inaugurates.light-theme 1960
College of Pharmacy, now Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal starts.light-theme 1963
Valley View International Health Club (now Fortune Inn Valley View) launches.light-theme 1968
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi inaugurating the Dr AV Baliga Institute of Surgery.light-theme 1973
KMC celebrates silver jubilee. Above image shows one of the scientific sessions during the year long celebration.
Ramakrishna Hegde, former Chief Minister, Karnataka inaugurates Dr TMA Pai Health Complex (now Dr TMA Pai Hospital), Udupi.light-theme 1984
The College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Studies (CHARMS) establishes in October 1986 as a unit of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation. In August 1987, the Foundation joins hands with Welcomgroup, the Hotels division of ITC Ltd and the college gets renamed the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).
Foundation stone laid for TMA Pai Rotary Hospital, Udupi. Also, College of Dental Surgery (now MCODS), Mangalore begins.
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal begins as College of Nursing, Manipal.
KMC Hospital at Attavar, Mangalore starts functioning as a teaching hospital.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education awarded Deemed University status by GOI, and is renamed Manipal University.light-theme 1993
International Centre for Applied Sciences, Manipal starts.
Manipal Institute of Communication (now SOC), Manipal begins. Melaka Manipal Medical College - Manipal Campus also starts.
School of Information Sciences, Manipal starts.
Dr TMA Pai's birth centenary stamp releases. MCOAHS (now SOAHS), Manipal and MIM (now SOM), Manipal establishes.light-theme 1999
Golden Jubilee of Kasturba Medical College and Manipal Education and Medical Group.light-theme 2003
School of Life Sciences, Manipal opens.
School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore starts.
World class indoor sports complex MARENA launches in Manipal and Faculty of Architecture, Manipal gets carved out of MIT.light-theme 2010
MU Chancellor and President Dr Ramdas Pai awarded Padma Bhushan. He is also honoured with Malaysian title ‘Datuk’.
Renovated Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, Manipal.