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Frequently asked questions about ICAS


The Manipal Group institutions are located on scenic campuses, providing a high-quality lifestyle and ideal environments for study. The Manipal campus is situated on the Malabar Coast, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, in south Karnataka. The place is known for its moderate temperature and spectacular mountain views. The campus has excellent buildings, academic facilities and student amenities for accommodation, sports, and other extra-curricular activities.

The professional colleges are known for their hi-tech labs, museums, and faculty who have rich and varied backgrounds, having been trained and worked all over the globe. Campuses provide a cosmopolitan and congenial atmosphere through which students from over 55 countries create life-long friendships.

International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS), Manipal; affiliated to Manipal Academy of Higher Education is offering full time, BSc (Applied Sciences) degree program with a provision for credit transfers to any of the foreign universities at the end of the second year of studies.

It is a unique program where the students spend the first two years in ICAS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and the following two years in a university abroad, of their choice (the international engineering degree awarded by the foreign university only). The credit transfer will depend upon the academic policy of the respective foreign universities and can be up to 100%. This is made possible by adopting the high-quality curriculum, teaching and evaluation methodologies that are followed by top universities abroad.

Since 1994, about 1500 students have entered more than 100 foreign universities (spread across USA, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Canada & the similar countries) through acceptable credit transfer from ICAS, pursuing their Bachelor/Master's Degree in Applied Sciences/Engineering.

When the credits get transferred to a foreign University, the degree is awarded by the international university chosen by the student, as per the norms of that foreign university/country, which is recognized all over the world. Indian Govt. recognises degrees of some top Universities (on case to case basis) but this international degree is well accepted by almost all private sector, multinational companies.

The following streams are offered at ICAS under the International Transfer Program:

Ø  Aeronautical/Aviation*

Ø  Chemical

Ø  Civil

Ø  Computer Science and Engineering

Ø  Electrical & Electronics

Ø  Mechanical

Ø  Mechatronics

*The first year will be in Manipal and the following 3 years in a university abroad 

Some of the popular disciplines pursued at ICAS are Computer Sciences and Mechanical.

ICAS has its own curriculum designed to meet international academic requirements. The syllabus of the program aims to match the academic and credit requirements of US/Australian/UK Universities. Students interested in knowing the details may visit www.manipal.edu/icas.html for further information. 

There is no entrance exam for ICAS admissions. However, the selection is based on the merit of the students (Minimum cut-off of 60% or equivalent grade in the 12th standard, in specified subjects) Admissions are provided on a first come first serve basis. Since the number of seats is limited, it is suggested that you apply immediately and reserve your seat.

No. Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for the program.

ICAS admission is open for all including NRIs and foreign nationals. Application Form and Fee structure are available in www.manipal.edu/icas.html  The fees applicable for NRIs and foreign nationals are same as that for Indian students.

Students can apply for ICAS before the 12th Board results are declared and ensure/ confirm their provisional admission, based on expected performance. Provisional admission letters will be issued to students willing to take up ICAS. However, the final admissions will be provided after confirmed mark sheets and documentations are verified, based on 12th Board results in PCMB subjects.

Over 1,500  students have successfully cleared/ completed the program till date. 

No particular university level entrance exams are required to be cleared. Performance in the first four semesters at ICAS is the main criteria for international transfer. However, TOEFL and SAT examinations are mandatory for students applying to US universities, IELTS for the UK and Australian Universities. ICAS provides all necessary support to students for the same.

In case a student does not obtain the necessary CGPA or fails in his/her semester exams, the student may reappear for the exam in the concerned subjects or repeat the semester to improve the performance so as to get international transfer. However, the student may continue his/her third year of studies at ICAS to get BSc (Applied Science) degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 

YOU CAN APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

  • You can apply online by Paying a Processing fee of Rs 2000/-
  • Payment through your credit card or by Demand Draft
  • Demand Drafts need to be drawn in favour of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, payable at Manipal/Udupi

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM FROM THE WEBSITE AND SEND IT TO YOUR COUNSELLOR ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Proof of age, address and 2 passport size photographs
  • A Demand Draft drawn in favour of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, payable at Manipal/Udupi
  • Kindly provide your email id and contact no; our counsellor will duly send you the prospectus and application form by email and guide you through the process.