MCOPS is Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s first institution to be ranked in QS World University Rankings

With eight patents in hand and another 14 awaiting approval, MCOPS makes a foray into international higher education scene.

March 17, 2017

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), Manipal which already has eight patents to its credit, and another 14 awaited, will now be vying for a rank with pharmacy colleges internationally. MCOPS, one of the many prestigious colleges of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, has recently found a place in the QS World University Rankings 2017.

Already basking in the glory of being ranked No.1 in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Human Resource Ministry in 2016, the newly acquired status is an impetus for the MCOPS Faculty and students to do better. “It is a remarkable achievement. We’ve always been proud of our Pharmacy College,” said Dr H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

“We are extremely happy that Pharmacy and Pharmacology stream of Manipal Academy of Higher Education has featured in the QS World University Ranking by subject 2017. This is the first time that Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s subject is getting into the world rankings and it is a very high entry at 251-300 range. I am sure we’ll see more subjects, offered by this University like Dentistry, Medicine and Engineering, will also feature in the world rankings in months to come,” the Vice Chancellor, Dr Bhat said.

The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. “Coming after the No.1 rank in India by NIRF, the QS Ranking is a shot in the arm for MCOPS to do better. As a premier institution under Manipal Academy of Higher Education, MCOPS has been in the forefront of education and research,” said Dr Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal of the Pharmacy College.

The University support for infrastructural development and the several grants for research from government and non-government funding agencies has helped in the growth of MCOPS. The students and staff of the college are excited about the new status of the College, “Dr Rao said and added, “We will work assiduously to move up the ranking”.