Our Programs


  • Centre of Excellence: MCH is a Centre of Excellence at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and provides a holistic training in Humanities and Social Sciences with strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and social and academic relevance.
  • Highly Accomplished Faculty: Faculty at MCH have doctorate degrees from highly reputed national and international universities. Engaged in pioneering research, which contributes to their teaching, MCH faculty have published extensively, both nationally and internationally. 
  • Innovative Pedagogy: Inspired by international liberal arts programs, all courses at MCH provide a strong emphasis on research, writing and communication skills and encourage original thinking while engaging with the latest scholarship. MCH also has a low student-faculty ratio and provides one-to-one mentoring during project and thesis writing.
  • International Recognition: MCH is regularly visited by nationally and internationally renowned scholars and artists. 
  • Placements: MCH alumnae are spread across the fields of publishing, media, thinktanks, national and international NGOs, arts management, and doctoral programs in prestigious international and ivy-league universities.    
  • Student Activities: MCH has a diverse student population from some of the best colleges across the country. International students have come from countries such as France, Iran, Peru, Australia, Czech Republic, Italy, and Thailand. The student community at MCH has opportunities to harness extracurricular aptitudes through several vibrant forums - Film Club, Literary Club, Sports Club, Theatre Club & Literary Journals that are coordinated by the students themselves.
  • Academic Events: Catering to UN Sustainable Goals, MCH hosts several national and international workshops/conferences/seminars/symposiums. Students get an opportunity to listen to and interact with top scholars in their field. 
  • MCH is home to a state-of-the-art Auditorium, an exclusive Art Gallery and a very extensive Humanities Library. 


International Collaborations

MCH has collaborated with institutions such as the University of Chicago, Università di Napoli L'Orientale, Italy, National University of Singapore, Sutasoma Trust, UK, Dalhousie University, Canada, Princeton University, Social Sciences, etc.

Select Student Achievements



Srikar Raghavan

A student who just graduated from the Postgraduate English program in MCH has won the 10th New India Foundation Fellowship. Srikar's proposal, tentatively titled From Malnad to Mysore, aims to chronicle the social and literary movements that were birthed in Karnataka during the 70s and 80s, most noticeably centered in the cities of Shimoga and Mysore. It will be an act of social-history writing, taking inputs from literary sources as well as field interviews.



Shruthi Dileep

A student who just graduated from the Postgraduate Sociology program in MCH, in partnership with Richu Jain, a Canada based Engineer, has launched an online publication platform titled Reading Room Co. for new writers to launch their creations, whether it be poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. 



Sneharshi Dasgupta

A student who just graduated from the Undergraduate Program in MCH has been selected as a Clinton Fellow for the William J. Clinton Fellowship 2020-2021 by the American India Foundation (https://aif.org/fellowship/). The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.


Abhiram Kuchibhotla

A third year student at MCH has been selected for University of Iowa's International Writing Program of 2020-21. The program is known as the Summer Institute. It is a two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program conducted by the University of Iowa's International Writing Program that brings together students from Pakistan, India and the U.S.A to help them hone their skills and use writing as a medium for social change.

Recent Academic Events At MCH

Dr. Nikhil Govind (MCH, MAHE; author, Inlays of Subjectivity) in conversation with Prof. Udaya Kumar (JNU, New Delhi) during the National Conference on Contemporary Approaches to Public Culture, 2nd February 2020.

Prof. Raffaele Torella (Chair of Sanskrit, Sapienza University of Rome) during the two-day Seminar on the Philosophy of Indian Aesthetics, 15-16 January 2020.

Seminar on ‘Gender Identities in Contemporary India’ on the 10th of October 2019. Dr. Shilpa Phadke, a faculty of TISS Mumbai along with Dr. Jagriti Gangopadhyay and Dr. Ketaki Chowkhani.

On the 23rd of January 2019, Studio Tamashaa performed in MCH a rendition of ‘Words Have Been Uttered,’ a play centered on censorship, marginalization and dissent.

Interfaith Dialogue: A Panel Discussion. 29 January 2019

Prof Gary Tubb, Professor, University of Chicago, USA, on August 27, 2016

Watering Hole: Wildlife Photography Exhibition on November 4, 2016

Book launch of historical novel, The Untitled, HarperCollins India, on September 16, 2016

Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist, at MCH on November 10, 2016

Dominic Goodall, Head of Indology, Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, Pondicherry

Rasa Workshop with Prof C Rajendran, Former Professor, University of Calicut

Francesco Sferra, Universita di Napoli L---Orientale, Italy

John Nemec, University of Virginia, USA

Daniele Cuneo, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Dr Devdutt Pattanaik on Mythology: Questioning the Nature of Truth

Dr Tilottoma Misra on Sita---s Voice in the Assamese Ramayana, April 18,2017

Paromita Vohra, documentary Film-maker on her 2002 film ---Unlimited Girls---

Dr Udayon Misra on The North-East and Federalism

Marathi writer Kavitha Mahajan on Experience and Writing on April 8, 2017

Doll Exhibition and Talk by Francoise Bosteels

Easterine Kire reading out a poem she wrote from MCH during the Writer-in-Residence Program

Kiran Nagarkar giving a public lecture during the Writer-in-Residence Program

Prof. Upinder Singh during Prof. Achuta Rao Memorial International Conference

Poetry Reading by Perumal Murugan during the Writer-in-Residence Program

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Clubs & Activities

MCH Theatre Club
Special Lectures
MCH Film Club Journal

Student Testimonials


Contact Details

Address:  Manipal Centre for Humanities, 

                 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Alevoor Road, T.M.A. Pai Planetarium Complex, Manipal, Karnataka, 576104

Phone:    (+91) 820 292 3561

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