Since its inception in 2009, the Department of European Studies (DES) has distinguished itself as a premier centre in India for multidisciplinary studies on Europe and European Union institutions. Within a decade, in July 2018, the Department achieved an important distinction when it was awarded the esteemed Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence status - a recognition that strengthens the commitment of the Department to further India-Europe relations through academic programs, research projects, and university partnerships.
It is led by Dr Neeta Inamdar, Professor and Head of the Department, who holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Economic Integration and European Identity
• PhD Program
• MA European Studies
• BA Foreign Language and Intercultural Studies
• Certificate Courses
• Summer and Winter Schools
MA European Studies
MA European Studies is a one-of-its-kind master program in India that caters to a growing interest in the study of Europe and European Union institutions, which is becoming increasingly relevant in a globalizing world. This multidisciplinary program creates a much-needed platform for graduates from various disciplines to align their academic and career prospects under the overarching and topical field of European Studies. With a unique opportunity to study a part of the program in a European partner university, this Master program is designed to foster the understanding of various aspects of Europe and the EU, centred around three specialization tracks: Business and Economics, Politics and International Relations, Cultural and Literary Studies
BA Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies
BA Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies (BA FLIS) in French, German or Spanish is a unique undergraduate program in India that allows students to develop their interests in languages, cultures, places, literature, history etc., and convert them into internationally-recognized competences. The qualification and skills acquired are relevant to a wide range of careers – international organizations, corporate, administrative, academic, non-governmental sectors, to name a few, besides opening up interesting higher education opportunities whether in India or abroad.
- Centre for Languages
The Centre for Languages is led by Mr Rahul Putty, who specializes in foreign languages and European society and culture.
The Centre offers Certificate Courses in European and Asian languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Japanese Hindi, English, Sanskrit and Kannada.
- Centre for Intercultural Studies and Dialogue
It is led by Dr Praveen Shetty, who holds Jean Monnet Module, Building Bridges: Indo-European Intercultural Dynamics.
The Centre organizes regular Summer and Winter Schools largely attended by young Europeans.
- Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre
It is led by Mr Srinivasa Kumar N Acharya. The Centre conducts research, brings out publications and offers courses in Indian philosophy and Sanskrit studies.
DPRC offers Certificate courses in Bhagavad Gita, Indian Ethics and Epics, Digital Humanities and Sanskrit Computational Linguistics.
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