last year, Manipal University was behind BITS, Pilani and IIIT, Hyderabad. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal is ranked sixth.
The four parameters that Manipal University was better than the rest were; Faculty welfare and development, Competence of faculty, Infrastructure and facilities and Research and innovation. About a month ago, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal (MCOPS) was ranked the top pharmacy college in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) approved by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
An elated Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai said: “We are aiming to make a mark in the world rankings and this is the beginning. Hopefully, it will not be too long before we figure in global rankings.” He was happy that the University has jumped to the top spot from the third position last year. “I am extremely happy that we are the best in four of the seven parameters. Everyone has worked to make this possible,” he said.
Vice Chancellor, Dr H Vinod Bhat said, “I am delighted to learn that Manipal University is ranked as India’s best private University for 2016 by Education World.
The core values of the University viz integrity, quality, transparency, humane touch, team work and execution with passion have assisted us in achieving this feat. The constituent institutions of the University are some of the best in the country. The cornerstones of excellence in Manipal are the faculty and the students.
About Manipal University:
Manipal University 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.
The University 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.
In Manipal, these include educational facilities like the Simulation Lab with computer driven Manikins, an Innovation Centre, one of Asia’s largest health sciences libraries, one of the world’s best anatomy museums, a business incubation centre and various other centers of excellence. Academic collaborations and twinning programs with several universities in the US, UK, Australia and other countries ensure that students get international exposure and expertise.
The MARENA, a massive indoor sports complex with five badminton courts, four squash courts, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a hi-tech gym and a walking track, reflects the university’s belief that a healthy mind needs a healthy body. Part of the Manipal Group, the University is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified, and has won the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007- 2008.
The Manipal Group, a pioneer in higher education services with a 60-year-old legacy of excellence, also owns and operates campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean.