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Manipal University

4.1 out of 5 (176 ratings / 161 reviews) Karnal, India
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Journalism & Media (2)
Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Dr. T. M. A. Pai, the founder of Manipal University, was a staunch believer in the importance of the humanities. He wrote that “the craze for medical and engineering education must not come at the cost of vital subjects of arts, literature and philosophy.” It was this vision that led to the creation of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH) in February 2010.


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.


In Manipal, there are 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. 


Many of our students come from some of the best educational institutions in India, such as St. Stephen’s College (University of Delhi), Christ University, Mount Carmel College (Bangalore University), Sophia College (University of Mumbai), Jadavpur University, Stella Maris College (University of Madras), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

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University Ranking

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Student Life

Sports facilities

Sports activities at Manipal University are supervised by the University Sports Council headed by the Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor as the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, respectively.


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.

Student Reviews

Life at MIT is beautiful
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Deemed university with international curriculum and Challenging assignments and teaching faculty . Well maintained campus and good friends

A Place for every talent
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At First it was difficult for me to manage to the environment but slowly slowly things started into place with lot of help and support from my teachers and fellow classmates . I love learning and the way of teaching given to me . There is chance for every talent you have and the modelling given to every student is very special .Ive become more open and strong with the...

Seeking Manipal
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Manipal University is one of the best in the country. It provided me with an exposure to the world with its diverse members from around the world. I learnt to evaluate my own interests and decisions. Overall studies was indeed a little expensive but life in Manipal as a student is worth it.