(Image credit- KshitizBathwal\/ Wikipedia) What comes to your mind when you think MANIPAL? Well it is MAHE for sure! An \u2018Institution of Eminence\u2019 that has many firsts to its credit, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is synonymous with excellence in not one - but multiple disciplines. Formerly known as the Manipal University, the name MAHE and the glory of its constituent colleges is a tribute to the visionary founder of the university, Dr. TMA Pai. In the early 1930\u2019s Manipal was just a hill with a few houses on it and surrounded by the forests of the Western Ghats.\u00a0 The legendary Dr. TMA Pai was a pioneer, and holds the record for establishing the maximum number of educational institutions. He is also remembered by many as the architect of modern Manipal.\u00a0 Manipal transformed into a university town and a cosmopolitan centre when Dr. Pai set-up the Kasturba Medical College (KMC) in the early years of the country\u2019s independence, 1953. Soon, the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) came into being in 1957 and has been breaking new grounds ever since. Today there are 31\u00a0 institutes under the university. Each of them have made a unique identity for themselves, with numerous recognitions - and are a bellwether in their respective fields.\u00a0 AWARDS & RECOGNITION: MAHE was recognised as a deemed university under in 1993 and\u00a0 is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The year 2018 was a proud moment for the university. Of the 800 universities in our country, MAHE was one among the only three private universities to be declared as Institutes of Eminence by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India.\u00a0 Rankings: - It has been ranked 8th in the recent NIRF 2020 rankings.\u00a0 - The Week, India Today (for the fourth time in a row) and Education World (for the third consecutive year) had ranked MAHE at number one. - Kasturba Medical College ranks 9th among the country\u2019s medical colleges in the NIRF 2020. - Manipal Institute of Technology was ranked 5th among all Indian engineering colleges in 2019. - The university has always been among the top 35 in India since the last five years. -\u00a0 MAHE\u2019s feather in the cap was emerging as the top-ranked private university in India in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking 2020. - The university was ranked 17th in India, and 200th in Asia in the the QS University Ranking, Asia 2016 MAHE VISION & MISSION MAHE has always led the way in human development and established excellence in education; as well as in health care. It has been MAHE\u2019s mission to be the most preferred university of choice for students, faculty and the industry.\u00a0 MAHE\u2019s\u00a0 other mission, to be within the top ten of education in health sciences, engineering and management, fructified when it consistently featured\u00a0 among the top Indian universities. It claimed its spot among the top ten since the year 2019. MAHE VALUES The university takes pride in its values of: \tIntegrity \tTransparency \tQuality \tTeam work \tExecution with passion \tHumane touch MAHE LEADERSHIP Dr. Ramdas M. Pai, President and Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, and Padma Bhushan awardee 2011, shares his powerful vision for the future of MAHE, in these words:\u00a0 \u201cIn a world of shrinking distances and countries with open borders, Manipal will be recognised as one of the largest global in India. \u201c After 38 years of service in the armed forces, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh assumed the role of the Vice Chancellor of MAHE, in July 2020. Dr. H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor of the university believes that teaching is as much about creation of new knowledge as it is about imparting existing knowledge in textbooks.\u00a0 MAHE EDUCATION MAHE offers over 350 programs across 31 disciplines in its five campuses. The university offers courses in three faculties, which are: Faculty of Health Sciences - Covering the streams: Allied Health, Dentistry, Integrative Medicine, Life Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Regenerative Medicine and Virology Faculty of Science, Technology & Management - Covering the streams: Allied Hospitality, Architecture, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Commerce & Economics, Design, Engineering, Hotel Management & Culinary Arts, Information Science, Management, Natural Sciences and Advanced Sciences Communication\u00a0 Faculty of Humanities, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences - Covering the streams: Arts, Design, Communication, European Studies, Geopolitics, Humanities, Languages, Library Science, Philosophical Arts and Philosophy CAMPUSES IN INDIA Manipal The MAHE campus in Manipal is spread over 600 acres. Here's a look at life in the Manipal campus. Mangaluru 50 kms from Manipal, the city of Mangaluru hosts a Medical college and a dental sciences college under the university. Bangalore In 1999 the university set up the Manipal College of Health Professions. It is the the first institution in India exclusively dedicated to the education of allied health professionals\u00a0 OVERSEAS CAMPUSES Dubai Established in the year 2000, MAHE Dubai has students from over 26 countries enrolled with them. Last year this overseas campus received a five star institutional rating from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai. Melaka (Malaysia) In 1997 MAHE set foot in South East Asia by establishing the\u00a0 Melaka-Manipal Medical College (MMMC).\u00a0 Early this year in January, the status of this pioneer Indo-Malaysina collaboration was upgraded to that of a University College. MAHE COLLEGES\u00a0 While MAHE was already strong and well established in many fields of education, in the late 1980s the university decided to commit itself to newer and futuristic professional areas. It set up the first institution in India exclusively dedicated to the education of allied health professionals through MCHP. While MIRM is the first stem cell training institute in India. Today the notable constituent colleges of the university are: \tManipal College of Health Profession (MCHP) \tWelcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) \tManipal Institute of Technology (MIT) \tManipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) \tManipal Institute of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) \tKasturba Medical College (KMC) \tManipal School of Life Sciences (MSLS) \tManipal School of Information Sciences (MSIS) \tDepartment of Philosophy \tPrasanna School of Public Health \tDepartment of Commerce \tManipal Institute of Communication (MIC) \tManipal Institute of Management (MIM) The university is looking at expanding its presence in newer branches of study and professions too. So, you count on more colleges in the future. LIFE AT MAHE More than 33,000+ students from 67+ different countries study here across; making it one of the most multicultural and diverse universities in india. The university\u2019s student faculty ratio is 9; with faculty strength of nearly 2800. The university has 10,000 other support and service staff who provide services to the diverse professional institutions here. FACILITIES The university that was earlier called the Manipal University, was always known for the world class, and contemporary infrastructure. This always had set it a class apart.\u00a0 MAHE\u2019s facilities include: ACADEMIC & CAMPUS - Simulation Lab with computer drive Manikins - Innovation centre - Asia\u2019s largest health sciences libraries - One of the world\u2019s best anatomy museums - Two business incubation centres\u00a0 - Collaborations and twinning programs with universities in USA, UK & Australia HOSTEL MAHE has a well-planned hostel set up across it\u2019s campuses. Hostels for the medical, para medical and dental institutes are managed separately. Hostel accomodation is provided for the engineering, management and other streams too Keeping health, safety and security in mind, the university has food courts and messes to cater to its students. SPORTS The university also has a very strong sports infrastructure at: - Medical Campus Sports Facility, Manipal - Medical Campus Sports Facility, Mangalore - MIT Campus Sports Facility, Manipal - Marena Sports Complex The MARENA sport complex is one of the largest, best-equipped \u00a0and centrally-cooled indoor sports complex centres in the country. It was built keeping the six month monsoon period of the region in mind. It consists of: - Five badminton courts - Four squash courts, three tennis courts - Basketball court - Hi-tech gym\u00a0 - A walking track STUDENT LIFE Here\u2019s a peek at life at MAHE. RESEARCH CENTRES AT MAHE The university\u2019s commitment and dedication to research has been instrumental in making their students world-class professionals. It has fours major research centres:\u00a0 - Centre For Urban Studies undertakes research works related to various urban issues - which is the challenge of the century. - Center for Bioethics is a future world class centre for bioethics in par with international standards, also excelling in addressing ethical and legal issues in biomedical research and health care. - Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU) encourages clinical research through inter institutional cooperation and liaises with industry for diagnostic \/ device related clinical research - Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) supports multi- disciplinary research in areas like material sciences, bio sensors, organic photovoltaic and other emerging frontier fields. MANY FIRSTS OF MAHE: - Kasturba Medical College (KMC) was India\u2019s first self-financing private medical school. - Soon after KMC, Manipal Institute of Engineering (MIT) was set up in 1957 as India\u2019s first self-financing engineering colleges\u00a0 PARTNERSHIPS \t MAHE has recently tied up with the University of Sydney (USyd - which is ranked in the top 50 world universities), to strengthen research collaborations and academic exchange. 2.\u00a0 \u00a0To manage the medical history of patients, MAHE has tied up with \tBoP Manipal Academy of Higher Education \tPhilips HealthCare \tPIC \tBengaluru and School of Information Sciences \tISD Manipal \t Technology sessions with Philips for postgraduate students. ENTREPRENEURSHIP Manipal Academy of Higher Education Technology Business Incubator (MUTBI) is a unique initiative of the university to provide infrastructure, mentoring and set up support upto the first three years for a new venture, by any of its fifteen thousand students who graduate each year. PLACEMENTS MAHE has been the top university of choice for many international and multinational recruiters. Students are groomed to be industry ready by the time they complete their programmes. Over 1,500 students get jobs through the recruitment programme at the MIT (Manipal Institute of Technology) alone. Some of the top recruiters at the university are: - Cisco - Citrix R&D - Accenture - Alshirawi Group Dubai - SanDisk - KPMG - Broadcom - Oracle - Pfizer - Novo Nordisk - Nestle India Ltd. - Dr. Reddy\u2019s, Hyderabad - Ritz Carlton Hotels - Hyatt Hotels Corporation Each year many new recruiters, including those from new-age businesses, add to the list of the recruiters. MAHE ALUMNI Don\u2019t be surprised to find that so many people you recognise are the proud alumni of this prestigious university. The university has a thriving alumni network of over 94,000 members in various walks of life - spread across the globe. Here are the popular alumni: Rajeev Suri - CEO, Inmarsat (Former Nokia CEO) Satya Nadella - CEO, Microsoft Nithya Menen - Indian Actor Vikas Khanna - Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, writer Mirza Faizan - Manipal Institute of Technology,\u00a0 Credited with development of GRIPS - Ground Reality Information Processing System Shamsheer Vayalil - Indian radiologist & businessman Ishita Malviya - India\u2019s first Girl Pro- Surfer\u00a0 YOUR ENTRY TO EMINENCE AND EXCELLENCE MAHE is not just a university; but a brand of excellence. It\u2019s a seal of association that can help discover a student's inner best. A name to reckon with, MAHE\u2019s global presence and alumni force speaks for itself. This is an education temple that has always dreamt big - and made it happen. If you wish enrol into this university, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org today.