Manipal University, previously known as the MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education), is the deemed university, situated in the Manipal, in Karnataka state in India. It has in excess of 20,000 students from more than 50 countries. The university has its branch campuses in Mangalore, Bangalore, Malaysia, and Dubai. Manipal University has more than 22 element colleges providing different programs in Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Architecture, Allied Health Sciences, Engineering, Hospitality, Management, Mass Communication, and Jewelry design.
It was founded in the year 1953 by Dr. T. M. A. Pai. He was the first person to start a private, and self financing college providing MBBS course in India. Dr. Pai had established Kasturba Medical College in Manipal in the year 1953 as well as Manipal Institute of Technology in the year 1957, followed by the sequence of other educational institutions including the Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, and Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. TMA Pai died in the year 1979. In the year 1993, Manipal Academy of Higher Education was given the deemed university grade under the Section 3 of UGC Act 1956, through Ministry of Human Resource Development for Government of India.
Manipal University campus coats 500 acres land having 15,000 inhabitants as well as, is built on the laterite rock. Town of Manipal is converted into the university town having emphasis on the eco-friendly living with Manipal University. The Manipal University is certified as the ISO 14001:2004 institute which is the series of deliberate standards on the EMS (Environmental Management Systems), developed as well as maintained by the ISO. The family of ISO 14000 addresses the “Environmental Management".
The Manipal University has detached hostel section under Hostel Management Committee as well as is headed by the president. The Chief Warden, of MU, at Manipal Campus, is secretary of this Committee, manages the everyday aspects of the hostel management.
Following are the courses offered by the University:
Bachelor Degree Courses:
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Bachelor in Architecture (BArch)
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM)
B.Sc. Animation programme
Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
BScNMT + DNMT
Master Degree Courses: