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Manipal University, formerly known as Manipal Academy of Higher Education or MAHE for short, is a deemed university in Manipal, Karnataka, India.

It has over 125,000 students from over 50 countries in the main campus located in Manipal as well as sister campuses in Sikkim (India), Nepal and Melaka (Malaysia).

It has several constituent colleges. Manipal offers programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, biotechnology, allied health sciences, architecture, engineering, management, hospitality, jewellery design, management and mass communication & regenerative medicine.

  The university has international academic collaborations for twinning programs in engineering, medicine, biomedical, communication with universities in the US, Australia, Germany, Nepal and other academic organizations.

Starting with Kasturba Medical College in 1953, Dr T. M. A. Pai went on to found several colleges specialising in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health sciences and engineering. These constituent colleges that were originally affiliated to Mangalore University.

In 1993, the Government of India granted "Deemed university" status through an Act of UGC and the Manipal Academy for Higher Education (MAHE) was established . MAHE became the first institute in the private sector to be recognized as a Deemed University.

Since December 2006 the name was officially changed to Manipal University, as the word academy did not indicate the status of a university.


Constituent Colleges

Manipal University (MU) has 20 constituent colleges:



Kasturba Medical College Manipal

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

KMC International Center, Manipal

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science, Gangtok

Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, also known as the International Centre for Health Sciences (ICHS)

Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia



Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore



Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal


Allied Health

Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal



Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal


Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

International Center for Applied Sciences, Manipal

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Rangpo

Information Science

Manipal Center for Informational Science


Business Management Manipal Institute of Management

Hotel Management

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration

Jewellery Management Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management

Communication & Journalism

Manipal Institute of Communication


Facilities and Clubs

Kasturba Medical College Greens in Manipal

The campuses have playgrounds and courts for cricket, hockey, football, tennis, basketball, badminton and volleyball. There are swimming pools, gym and an athletics track. Students can join clubs for music and fine arts, literary pursuits, meditation, yoga and debating and photography.

MU also has a chapter of SPIC MACAY, which stages an annual festival Virasat, presenting luminaries of Indian dance and music. Various foreign language classes are also conducted regularly and there is a no smoking policy on campus.


Teaching Hospitals


Manipal Kasturba Hospital

Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital

Mangalore KMC Hospital Attavar

KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle

Govt Lady Goschen Hospital

Govt Wenlock Hospital

Abhaya Ashraya Hospital

Udupi Dr. TMA Pai Hospital

Udupi Government Hospital

Karkala Dr. TMA Pai Rotary Hospital, Karkala


Manipal Goa Cancer and General Hospital


List of Vice Chancellors

No From To Name Position previously held
1 1st Jun 1993 17th Jun 1999 Dr. M S Valiathan Professor of Cardiac surgery and Director of Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences


2 18th Jun 1999 30th Aug 2003 Dr. B. M. Hegde Professor of Clinical Medicine and Head of the Dept. of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

MD, FAMS, FRCP(London), FRCP(Glasgow), FRCP(Edin.), FRCP(Dublin), FACC(USA)

3 1st Sep 2003 30th Aug 2005 Dr. H. S. Ballal Professor, Department of Radio-Diagnosis (Head) and Dean of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore


4 1st Sep 2005 * Dr. Rajasekharan P. Warrier Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Medical Center--New Orleans



External links

The VTU official website

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