Department of European Studies (DES) was established in December 2009 in the campus of Manipal University, Manipal to further the University’s commitment and belief in the sans-border education in the interest of humanity. The objective of the Centre is to develop and broaden the Indo-EU relations by sharing each other’s strengths with the help of educational enterprise, fostering institutional partnerships between universities, leading to a mutually beneficial exchange of information and enhancement of common human knowledge.
Established with a funding from the Delegation of European Union to India, it has grown significantly since its inception in 2009 by offering a Master program in European Studies and starting certificate courses in German and Spanish. Alliance Francaise, which established its chapter in Manipal,is also housed in the same building offering French courses. Hundreds of students on campus from various disciplines are benefitted by these language courses.
DES has also contributed significantly by signing MoUs with several European universities. Some of the important partners are Hochschule Bremen (Germany), University of Latvia (Latvia), Metropolitan University Prague (Czech Republic), Universite de Provence Aix Marseille (France), University of Warsaw (Poland), Reutlingen University (Germany), Aarhus University (Denmark), Leiden University (The Netherlands), University of Milan (Italy), Universite de Lumiere Lyon 2 (France), and Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
DES is also a part of the Erasmus Mundus consortium IBIES (Interdisciplinary Bridges in Indo-European Studies) which gives mobility funding to the select candidates in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programs.
Department of European Studies was established with an objective to broaden Indo-EU relations with the help of educational enterprise, fostering institutional partnerships between universities and encouraging research in the areas of mutual interest.
It has come of offer a Master program in European Studies, the only one of its kind in the entire country. It has steadily developed with more opportunities for students to spend a part of the program in partner universities in Europe.
The Centre has also moved slowly into teaching of European languages like French, German and Spanish. French teaching is taken care of by Alliance Francaise, which has established Manipal Chapter and is present on the DES campus. A Certificate Course in Spanish is offered by DES in association with University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain with a native speaker teaching Spanish to students on the campus. German language is also offered by the department as a Certificate Course, which attracts maximum number of students among language learners. Along with language comes the cultural flavour of Europe, whichis felt in every program that DES organizes.
MA European Studies, a flagship program of the department, is unique and the only one of its kind in the entire country."
Dr Neeta Inamdar
Dr Pai with PM Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri. Kasturba Medical College, India’s first private medical college, was started.light-theme 1953
Kasturba Medical College opened.dark-theme 1955
MIT founded, Udupi Law College launched, and Medical Relief Society of South Canara set up to render services to rural areas.light-theme 1957
School of Nursing, Manipal started
Kasturba General Hospital inaugurated.light-theme 1960
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal set up.light-theme 1963
Valley View International Health Club launchedlight-theme 1968
First dialysis machine installed in Kasturba Hospital.light-theme 1971
Additions were made to the MIT engineering courses, for example, a one-year post-graduate diploma course was added in industrial engineering. Later in 1975, MEC changed its name to Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).
MIT has also taken an active part in community development in Manipal. A land-use plan for the town has been developed by MIT staff, as well as standardized low-cost plans for college buildings.
A Canadian private foundation, Operation Eyesight Universal, gave Kasturba Hospital a completely equipped eye van.light-theme 1976
KMC celebrates its silver jubilee. Madhav Pai passes away. He was 81.
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TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was set up this year. Today, it is among the leading management institutes in the country.
TAPMI’s mission is to build capacity in professional management in the country, and closer home, to reinforce the existing educational and health infrastructure at Manipal.
In early 2009, its 25th year running, TAPMI shifted to a new scenic 42-acre residential campus in Manipal.
TMA Pai Hospital (TMAPH) began functioning at Udupi, to provide quality out-patient and family-planning services to the people of Udupi and neighboring localities.
Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure like ICUs with ventilators, fully equipped operation theatres, radiology service, ultrasound and laboratory etc., the hospital has links with the tertiary-care Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, which ensures priority treatment to patients on referral from Dr TMA Pai Hospital.
It was a time when the hotel industry was still in its infancy; there was a dearth of trained professionals and training colleges. The College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Studies (CHARMS) was established in October 1986 as a unit of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation.
In August 1987, the Foundation joined hands with Welcomgroup, the Hotels division of ITC Ltd, and the college was renamed the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).
Manipal College of Nursing was established at Manipal. In 1991, Manipal Hospital Bangalore (MHB) was set up, accredited by NABH and AAHRPP, and comprising 55 clinical departments and 11 centers of excellence.
It is a flagship hospital under Manipal Health Enterprises and a landmark healthcare destination in south India. Ranked the Best Super specialty Hospital in Bangalore by THE WEEK-HANSA, it is among the best hospitals in India for cardiology.
In 1992, the KMC Hospital at Attavar, Mangalore was set up as a teaching hospital of KMC, Mangalore and an associate hospital of Manipal University.
That very year, the Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was set up.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education awarded Deemed University status by Government of India, and is renamed Manipal University.
Manipal College of Medical Sciences established in Pokhara, Nepallight-theme 1994
The Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS), now School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) was established in 1999.light-theme 1999
Manipal University Dubai inaugurated.light-theme 2000
World class sports complex MARENA, launched in Manipal.
MU Chancellor and President Dr Ramdas Pai awarded Padma Bhushan. Dr Ramdas Pai becomes second Indian to be honoured with Malaysian title ‘Datuk’. Manipal University Jaipur launched.
Manipal Museum of Anatomy and Pathology opened.light-theme 2012
Manipal Group celebrates 60 years in Education and Healthcare. Golden Peacock Environment Management award for Manipal University. Manipal University Jaipur awarded