Student Life at MCH
The vibrant student life at MCH includes in-house Clubs for literary activities, film screenings and discussions, literary journals, theatre and sports. The Centre also conducts workshops, internships, national and international conferences, summer schools, writing courses, and guest lectures by renowned scholars and artists. MCH strongly believes in bringing out the best of each individual student, and helping them find their pathway to personal and professional success. To this end, it strongly encourages student initiatives, especially those that make for positive social and artistic impact, innovation and collaboration.
Chaicopy is a bi-annual publication of MCH launched in January 2017. Chaicopy seeks to draw out the voices, imagination, and ideas of writers, artists, photographers whose works attempt to capture elements of Indian perspectives, whether it be an outsider looking in, a lost urban youth, or any member of the myriad entities that construct an Indian perspective.
For more information about the journal and submission guidelines, please visit www.chaicopy.wordpress.com
The vibrant community and the exceptional guidance by the faculty mentors gave me the opportunity to explore in-depth my research interests in the field of literary craft and creative writing, often from a lovely window seat in the library with a view of the lake.
MA English (2016-2018)
MCH gave me the space to combine my varying interests in art and feminism and apply it in social and philosophical theories and explore my own understanding of these subjects.
Nandita Krishna, MA Sociology (2015-2017)
Being part of the undergraduate course at MCH has been a truly rewarding experience from the very first day. The program has been designed very meticulously and reflects MCH's commitment to contemporary and interdisciplinary scholarship.
MCH is an ideal place to spend one's undergraduate years. The curriculum is rigorous, but at the same time, students have more than enough time to explore areas within and beyond the academic world that catch their fancy. Each lecture opens up a world of possibilities. Not to mention, with faculty like ours, there's no Monday morning blues
I spent a semester at Manipal Centre of Humanities as an exchange student from Aarhus University, and my experience was overall very positive. The courses offered at MCH were interesting and well structured as they covered topics of both Indian and Western literature and sociology. Although I found the workload a bit heavy sometimes, the teachers were always very comprehensive and ready to help. However, what I enjoyed the most about MCH is the sense of community and the way teachers and students engage with each other during and outside classes. MCH also offers different seminars, guest lectures and cultural activities throughout the semester - such as film and theatre clubs, music and creative writing events or movie screenings, which creates a friendly and stimulating environment.
MA exchange student from Aarhus University, Denmark
MCH is a space that furthered my interest in pursuing a career in academics. Having done both undergraduate and master's here, I developed my research and writing skills through the integrative approach of teaching the curriculum. Engaging in classes with fellow students, one-to-one interaction with experienced faculty and exposure to other academic activities have made five years a joyous intellectual journey for me. And the picturesque campus makes it a fun experience to learn in a space like MCH!
BA and MA (Sociology) 2017-2022
Select Student Achievements
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.
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.
A former 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.
The Hebbar Gallery and Art Centre envisions itself as a space that nurtures and encourages the spirit of creative expression and art pedagogy which was central to the life and times of artist and art educationist Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar (1911–1996). HGAC opens its doors to cross-disciplinary engagement with artists and other cultural practitioners in and around the region of South Canara and aims to encourage a deeper and more meaningful relationship between the people, the student communities in the region and art.
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The Manipal-Samvaad Centre for Indian Music
The Manipal-Samvaad Centre for Indian music was inaugurated on 19th August 2019 at the hands of Mr. T. M. Krishna, renowned Carnatic vocalist and author and Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. The Centre is housed in the premises of the Manipal Centre for the Humanities and has been created in collaboration with Samvaad Foundation, Mumbai.
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