The leadership team oversees the academic, business and student affairs of Manipal, representing the institution’s vision, mission and purpose both in India and abroad.

Dr. Dilip G Naik
Pro Vice Chancellor

Dr.  Dilip. G. Naik is the ProVice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He is an alumnus of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, having obtained his B.D.S in 1983 and M.D.S in Periodontology in 1986. He was the  Dean of MCODS, Mangalore, a position he held till from 2012 to June 2020. He has over two decades of administrative experience. Under his leadership, MCODS, Mangalore has been ranked among the top five private dental colleges in India for the last three years consecutively. In this years’ first ever NIRF Dental college rankings, MCODS, Mangalore was ranked sixth.



Dr. Ashita Uppoor

Dr. Ashita Uppoor is an alumnus of Nair Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai having obtained her BDS in 1988. She is a PG alumnus of MCODS, Manipal where she did her MDS in Periodontology in 1994. She is working at MCODS, Mangalore from 1995.