• #97
    among BRICS universities
  • 35+
    patents filed since 2009
  • 57
    nationalities on MAHE rolls
  • 100%
    scholarships for top students
  • #1
    pvt Indian univ in research


Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.

MAHE has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.

Every institute has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

Read more about Manipal history


MAHE enables students to acquire communication skills, self-directed learning skills and the ability to integrate ideas & concepts."

Dr Ramdas M Pai

President and Chancellor



Vision, Mission and values


  • Be the most preferred choice of students, faculty and industry
  • Be in the top 10 in every discipline of education
    health sciences, engineering and management.


Global leadership in human development, excellence in education and healthcare.

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Green manipal

The first signs of environment consciousness on the MU campus are easy to spot:

  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a No Smoking campus.
  • All vehicles entering the campus are required to have a ‘Pollution under Control’ certificate.
  • Lung spaces are clearly discernable with plenty of green cover.

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education campus is ISO 9001:2008 certified, as well as 14001:2004 compliant, which is a series of voluntary standards on Quality and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) by ISO. The EMS certification came in 2008, following a clearly-articulated Environment Management System laid down a year earlier.

Read more about Green Manipal


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    Dr TMA Pai with former Prime Minister Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri at the inauguration of KMC Manipal, India’s 1st pvt medical college.

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    Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore opens. Clinical facilities at the Govt Wenlock Hospital, as shown above.

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    Manipal Engineering College (now Manipal Institute of Technology), Manipal starts.


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    School of Nursing, Manipal starts. Above image shows the first batch of Diploma Nursing at the annual function, 1962.


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    Kasturba General Hospital inaugurates.

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    College of Pharmacy, now Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal starts.

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    College of Dental Surgery (now MCODS), Manipal begins. Above image shows Dr TMA Pai during one of his visits to the college.

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    Valley View International Health Club (now Fortune Inn Valley View) launches.

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    Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi inaugurating the Dr AV Baliga Institute of Surgery.

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    KMC celebrates silver jubilee. Above image shows one of the scientific sessions during the year long celebration.


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    Ramakrishna Hegde, former Chief Minister, Karnataka inaugurates Dr TMA Pai Health Complex (now Dr TMA Pai Hospital), Udupi.

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    The College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Studies (CHARMS) establishes in October 1986 as a unit of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation. In August 1987, the Foundation joins hands with Welcomgroup, the Hotels division of ITC Ltd and the college gets renamed the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).

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    Foundation stone laid for TMA Pai Rotary Hospital, Udupi. Also, College of Dental Surgery (now MCODS), Mangalore begins.

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    Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal begins as College of Nursing, Manipal.

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    KMC Hospital at Attavar, Mangalore starts functioning as a teaching hospital.

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    Manipal Academy of Higher Education awarded Deemed University status by GOI, and is renamed Manipal University.

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    International Centre for Applied Sciences, Manipal starts.


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    Manipal Institute of Communication (now SOC), Manipal begins. Melaka Manipal Medical College - Manipal Campus also starts.

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    School of Information Sciences, Manipal starts.

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    Dr TMA Pai's birth centenary stamp releases. MCOAHS (now SOAHS), Manipal and MIM (now SOM), Manipal establishes.

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    Manipal University Dubai Campus starts. Melaka Manipal Medical College - Melaka Campus also begins.


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    Golden Jubilee of Kasturba Medical College and Manipal Education and Medical Group.

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    School of Life Sciences, Manipal opens.


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    School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore starts.


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  • /content/dam/manipal/mu/foa/Images/banners/marena.png 2010

    World class indoor sports complex MARENA launches in Manipal and Faculty of Architecture, Manipal gets carved out of MIT.

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    MU Chancellor and President Dr Ramdas Pai awarded Padma Bhushan. He is also honoured with Malaysian title ‘Datuk’.


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    Renovated Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, Manipal.



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    Kasturba Medical College and Manipal Group celebrates Diamond Jubilee.

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