Manipal Academy of Higher Education figures in Times Higher Education ranking

Aims to be among top 200 in the next few years.

September 26, 2016

With Asia set to emerge as a super power in education in the not-too-distant future, Manipal Academy of Higher Education is making every right move to be among those in the top 200. The University has for the first time figured in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings released recently, and is being viewed as a springboard for the take-off.

Finding a place in THE ranking is in itself an achievement and a shot in the arm to do better.  As the universities are judged across core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook -- Manipal Academy of Higher Education has started pursuing each of these performance indicators more aggressively for better outcomes to improve the present ranking of 801-980 band in the next few years.

The quality of the research being conducted at the university is one of its biggest strengths. “Manipal Academy of Higher Education is looking for quality with quantity in research,” said Dr H Vinod Bhat the Vice Chancellor. “I have no doubt in my mind that we will do a lot better the next time round,” he added. Infrastructure is keeping pace with student population, international outlook is improving at quite a good pace and so is the knowledge transfer.

The performance indicators considered for the ranking are:

Teaching (the learning environment) 30 %

Reputation Survey 15 % -- Staff to Student Ratio 4.5; Doctorate to bachelor’s ratio 2.25 %; Doctorates awarded to academic staff ratio 6 %; Institutional income 2.25%


Research (Volume, income and reputation) 30%

Reputation Survey 18 %; Research income 6%; Research Productivity 6%


Citations (Research influence) 30%


International outlook (Staff, Students, research) 7.5%

International-to-domestic student ratio 2.5%; International-to-domestic staff ratio 2.5%; International collaborations 2.5 %.


Industry income (Knowledge transfer) 2.5 %