Manipal University is an International deemed university based in the state of Karnataka. The university was established in 1953 when founder, T.M.A Pai founded the Kasturba Medical College in Manipal. Soon after, an engineering school was also opened in 1958. After 32 years in operation, these colleges were collectively granted University status in the year 1985. Continuing the legacy, in 2007, the university was rebranded as Manipal University. Presently, the university offers degree courses in Engineering, Management, Law and research at 7 of its sister campuses. As of 2016, MU is one of India’s biggest universities in terms of area & courses offered.
Manipal University is located in the university town of Manipal, 65km north of Mangalore. Formerly part of a village, the Manipal town was born when T.M.A Pai established the Manipal University in 1953. Currently, the town comes under the municipality of Udupi city.
Apart from the main campus at Manipal, the university also has 7 sister campuses. These campuses are located at:
Manipal University has been a gem to medical & technical education in India. From time – to – time, it has featured in the list of best universities in the country.
In 2016, HRD ministry placed Manipal University at 32nd spot in the list of best universities in India. It also ranked Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) at 39th spot in the list of best engg colleges in India.
Admission to these UG programs at Manipal and its sister campuses is through MU Online Entrance Test (MUOET). MUOET is an annual computer-based test held across various test centers in India in April – May.
For MBA admissions, MU doesn’t conduct any independent entrance exam. MBA admissions are based on candidate’s score in CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT etc & a GD & PI conducted at Manipal University. For details follow the link http://manipal.edu/som/programs/program-list/mba.html.
|Branch||1st Installment||2nd Installment||3rd Installment||4th Installment||Total|
|Computer Science/ Computer & Communication||2,60,000||2,70,000||3,39,000||3,38,000||12,85,000|
|Electronics & Communication/ Mechanical/Mechatronics||2,60,000||2,70,000||3,39,000||3,38,000||12,85,000|
|Electrical & Electronics/ Civil/ Information Technology/ Aeronautical||2,60,000||2,70,000||3,39,000||3,38,000||12,85,000|
|Instrumentation & Control/ Biomedical/Biotechnology/ Industrial Production/ Printing & Media||260,000||2,70,000||2,60,000||2,60,000||1,050,000|
Registration fee – Rs. 10,000.
This is a one time fee & is collected during admissions.
Numerous scholarship schemes are offered by Manipal University to the needy students. For details on scholarship, click on the link http://manipal.edu/mu/admission/indian-students/scholarship.html.
Manipal University covers an area of 600 –acres of land in Manipal city, Karnataka. Being a university town itself, Manipal has every facility required in a flourished township. Starting from hospitals to play grounds to parks to homes, Manipal has everything. Apart from the facilities, Manipal University is also one of the greenest & prettiest campuses in the country. The entire 600 – acres of land is draped with lush green grass and beautiful looking buildings. All this adds to the picturesque landscape of Manipal University. Let’s have a brief look at some of Manipal’s gems.
The university campus has each & every sports facility that a kid ever thinks off. It has Badminton, Cricket grounds, tennis courts, TT tables and a lot more. Apart from the regular sports, Manipal University also has games like squash in its facilities. A unique feature in this quiver of sports, is the Marena sports complex.
Marena Sports Complex
Marena Complex is a six-storied centrally conditioned building, having sports fields inside it. This 6 – storied building ensures liquidity in sports activities irrespective of weather conditions. It is considered as one of the largest sports complexes in the country. Some of the facilities at Marena are:
- Badminton Courts.
- Jogging tracks.
- Basketball court.
- Cricket bowling Machine.
- Simulation Games.
Manipal University has a total of six central libraries in its campus. Apart from these central libraries, each department also has a small library attached to it.
Food and Cuisine
Being an International University, MU offers a huge variety of food to its students. These include Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese and Italian food. Apart from the mess food, residents can also eat out at various restaurants inside the campus.
Being home to Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University provides one of the finest medical facilities to its students. Each & every student at the campus can access the health facilities available in KMC Medical College. The elite team of doctors at KMC is capable of curing any sort of ailment a human body can have.
As per the official stats, Manipal University recorded a placement of 80% of the total students who applied in 2014.
- Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corporation.
- Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia.
- Vikas Khanna, Chef.
- Rajeev Chandrashekhar, CEO, BPL Mobile.
- Arun Shenoy, Music Composer.
- Nithya Menon, Actress.
- B.M Hegde, Medical Scientist.
- Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Orthopedic Surgeon & Astronaut.
- Devi Shetty, Chairman, Nayarana Hospitals.
- Annapoorna Kini, Cardiologist, USA.