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250 admissions each at KMC Manipal and MangaloreUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
250 admissions each at KMC Manipal and Mangalore4/21/2009 12:00 AM
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Medical Simulation Centre being inauguratedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Medical Simulation Centre being inaugurated6/22/2009 12:00 AM
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MU gives Scholarships worth Rs 3 crores to MBBS aspirants6/17/2009 12:00 AM
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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi/Manipal (GA)
 
Udupi, Jun 17: On top of the world. That’s exactly how 15 students aspiring to be doctors felt on Tuesday June 16 at the Manipal University (MU). Thanks to their meritorious performance in MU’s National Online Entrance Exam, they won scholarships worth Rs 20 lac each.
 
MU has reserved 15 MBBS seats worth Rs 3 crore for those who make it to the top of the Merit List in the entrance exam. These students receive ‘Freeships’, which means a complete hundred percent tuition fee waiver for the entire course. The only thing that the University expects is that they continue their hardwork and maintain their performance above the 70 percent level in exams throughout the course.
 
Excited parents and students spoke exclusively to Daijiworld after they won their free seats. For most of them it was a pleasant surprise as it becomes clear only on the counselling day how many top rankers come forth to stake their claims on the free seats.
 
An emotionally overwhelmed D R Prakash from Hyderabad said he was happy that his daughter Keertika Yadav will become a doctor on scholarship that was based on merit. A beaming Keertika, waiting impatiently to convey the news to family members at home, said she never expected to get the free seat. Sharing her emotion was Krishna Sirvi from Surat, Gujarat who is the first person in three generations of his ‘business’ family to have taken science after Grade 10 and made up his mind to do Medicine. His brother like all other candidates had brought the demand draft for the entire first year fees only to realize that all he needed was a few thousand rupees to be given as security deposit. It was no less than a lottery. But it was hard earned and fiercely fought for.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unlike others, Sanal Fernandes from Mangalore had a calm and cool day. He had obtained the 15th Rank in the Merit List and he knew there were only 15 free seats. Thus even if the 14 ranks above him claimed their right; he would still have his chance. He now joins his sister who is already pursuing her second year in KMC Mangalore.

It is said a stitch in time saves nine. For Nagendra Udupa and his daughter Sahana it could have saved a lot- almost six lac rupees. Eventhough they hailed from Udupi, owing to some confusion they arrived a little late to the Counselling Hall and lost the chance to claim the Free seat that they were entitled to. Nagendra who has toiled hard for more than two decades in the gulf to support his family back home is proud of his daughter’s achievement but appeared dejected to have lost the chance due to laxity. Sahana of course is still happy. She has already secured a free seat in Manipal through the CET quota. Had she come on time, she could have claimed the scholarship from the University and thus given the chance to some student waiting for a free CET seat. But as fate had it, the seat was meant for someone else. Udit Mishra from a small town close to Raipur in Chattisgarh got the last scholarship seat. Udit’s father was too delighted to comment in detail. All he could muster to say was “It couldn’t have been better” and off he went to call his son and wife to give them the good news.

For some, their choice over-rules the offer at hand. Muralidhar Rao hailing from Bangalore but settled in Mumbai came along with son Archit for the counselling. So determined was Archit to take admission at the Manipal campus that he forwent the scholarship seat offered to him at Mangalore. Though Muralidhar apparently gave into his son’s demand, he was full of praise about the transparent manner in which the counselling was conducted. Sharing his views were a doctor-couple from Guntur who came with their son Vivek Reddy. “Being a doctor I know how good an institution Manipal is, thus I am very happy that my son got a merit seat here” said Vivek’s father.

Happiness knew no bounds for two fathers who came all alone for the counselling. Ashok Geriani from Jaipur got the free seat for his daughter Disha; Jaswant Singh, a Tehsil clerk from the border town of Ferozpur in Punjab got the free seat for his son Surendra. While Disha cracked the entrance exams despite having studied in the Middle East, Surendra got the first rank in Punjab PMT exams but wants to come to Manipal to stay along with his brother who is studying here.

The most curious case of the day was undoubtedly the Dutta twins from Kolkata. Blood proved to be thicker on this day when both were offered free seats thanks to their brilliant performance. But while one took up the last seat in KMC Manipal, the other was being offered a seat in KMC Mangalore. Not having stayed apart ever since their birth and throughout school life, the Dutta brothers decided to remain together. So while Udbuddha took up his free seat in Manipal, Uddeepta left his free seat in Mangalore and took up a paid seat in Manipal. Interestingly the twin brothers scored exactly the same marks in their Grade 12 exams and just had a one mark difference in their entrance exam results.

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Govt. of India notification10/15/2008 12:00 AM
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Medical Faculty for Nepal CampusUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Medical Faculty for Nepal Campus9/17/2009 12:00 AM
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CONVOCATION11/2/2009 12:00 AM

Over thousand three hundred students of Manipal University received their graduation and post graduation certificates and another 20 research scholars their PhDs at the Convocation 2009 to be held on November 2 at KMC Greens here.

Also, nine under graduates and four post graduate students received gold medals for the best outgoing students for 2008-09.

 

Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia was the chief guest and delivered the convocation address. His wife, Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) was the guest of honour.

 

Mr Ahluwalia also launched the revamped Manipal University website on the occasion.

 

 

 

 

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Book Release - "Peeping inside the body"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Book Release - "Peeping inside the body"11/14/2008 12:00 AM
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MIT wins Innovation Challenge Award11/6/2008 12:00 AM
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MU bags FKCCI Award for the third consecutive yearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MU bags FKCCI Award for the third consecutive year6/23/2009 12:00 AM
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Manipal University wins International Asia Pacific Quality AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University wins International Asia Pacific Quality Award8/23/2008 12:00 AM
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Manipal University wins RBN Quality AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University wins RBN Quality Award3/21/2008 12:00 AM
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EC selects MU to setup Centre for European StudiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
EC selects MU to setup Centre for European Studies10/17/2009 12:00 AM
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Second All India Inter Health University Athletic Championship 2009Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Second All India Inter Health University Athletic Championship 200912/7/2009 12:00 AM
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore reestablished their supremacy in the all India Inter-Health University Athletics by winning the overall championship in the second edition as well, at the MIT stadium here on December 7, 2009.  The meet was organized by Manipal Life Science Centre on behalf of Manipal Unversity.
 
Rachana Govil, director Sports Authority of India, New Delhi declares the Second  all India Inter Health University Athletics open at the MIT, Manipal University Stadium on Saturday. Pro Chancellor Dr H.S, Ballal, Director MIT, Dr Somanath Mishra and Director, MLSC, Dr Sathya Moorthy look on.
 
Rachana Govil, director Sports Authority of India, New Delhi releasing balloons Rachana Govil, director Sports Authority of India, New Delhi releasing balloons
 

Rachana Govil addressing the athletes
 
 
 
RGUHS men and women emerged champions as they went on to repeat last year’s performance in Bangalore, where the inaugural championships were held. Host Manipal University were a much improved lot as they finished runners in both sections.

In fact, Anitha of Manipal University was even declared the individual women’s champion. The men’s champion was Vishwajit Jagadish Mane of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. The men’s and women’s team championship was won by RGUHS, Bangalore and the runners in both sections were Manipal University, Manipal.

Day two belonged to the Manipal University athletes

Mrs Vasanthi Pai, wife of the Chancellor Manipal University, Dr Ramdas M Pai, gave away the prizes. Pro Chancellor, Dr H..Ballal in his presidential address said Manipal University was ready to host the third edition of the championships next year also.
 
Rajiv Gandhi University of  Health Sciences, Bangalore athletes receiving the overall championship trophy from Mrs Vasanthi Pai, first lady of Manipal University at the closing function 
 
Manipal University, Manipal athletes receiving the overall runners-up trophy from Mrs Vasanthi Pai
 

The meet was inaugurated by Rachana Govil, Director, Sports Authority of India, New Delhi. The Arjuna Award winner while lauding the efforts of the universities in starting the competition for the students of health sciences, she exhorted them to specialize in sports medicine. 

She added that doctors who are sportsmen themselves would do well as sports medicine experts and that would be beneficial for sports persons. In his presidential address, pro chancellor Manipal University, Dr H.S. Ballal  said the university gave as much importance to sports as it did to academics. “More and more facilities are being created by the university to encourage the students so that they are not bookworms,” he said. 
   
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Manipal Centre for European Studies inauguratedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal Centre for European Studies inaugurated12/18/2009 12:00 AM
The strong ties that India shares with European Union have benefited Manipal University immensely. On Thursday, December 18, 2009, the University became the first in the private sector in the country to start the Manipal Centre for European Studies. It was duly inaugurated by Fernando Nino Page, Head of Economic Cooperation Section, Delegation of the European Union to India, at the old TAPMI building in the University campus here.
 
Inaugural address by Mr Page
 
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Mr Page said that this Centre, together with other centres, was the key to the strategy of promoting mutual understanding between the two partners.
 
“The European Union and India benefit from a longstanding relationship going back to the 1960s,” he said and added that the joint political statement of 1993 and 1994 on cooperation agreement had opened the door to a broad political dialogue through annual summits. 
 
Dr. Ramdas M. Pai lighting the lamp
 
Elaborating, Page said, “EU pays increasing importance to India. We are the main trade partners for India with a 60 billion Euros import/export per year.  And we are negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement that will allow our trade to go up to 120-130 billion Euros in the next five years. “
In 2004 India became one of EU’s strategic partners and a number of joint initiatives under the EU-India Joint Action Plan (Global partners for global challenges) were launched in 2005.  Opening of European Study centres in India is one of the initiatives of the joint venture.
 
“EU was attracted to the large potential of the Indian market,” said Page. “This in turn demanded attention for investing not only in physical infrastructure but also in new labour skills, knowledge, higher education, health, etc. It is towards this that the study Centre would contribute,” Page said.
 
Mr Alexius Collette addressing the gathering
 
“There is more than trade and economic cooperation that EU contributes to India. It is also part of the EU partnership to share expertise in the promotion of common values and responsibilities such as promoting peace, sustainable development, protection of environment and cultural heritage,” Mr Page added.
 
“It is across all of these multidisciplinary fields that the EU-India study centres will have to work together,” he said and thanked Manipal University for hosting the Centre to further develop the EU-India strategic partnership.
 
Dr. H. Vinod Bhat giving a presentation about MCES
 
Dr H Vinod Bhat, Registrar, International Programmes, who is the brain behind this Centre in his address, said that Manipal University was into medicine, engineering and management but not into humanities.  “It is the first time the University is venturing into humanities with the start of the Manipal Centre for European studies,” he announced.
 
Dr Bhat gave details of how the University bagged the bid to host the Centre and went on to make it a reality.  He said this was the first private university in the country to have the honour of hosting one of the European Study Centres. He also gave details of the arrangement between the two partners. EU will be funding the project for two years, which is worth Rs 2 crore. The first instalment of the payment had been received, and the rest would follow subsequently, he added.
 
Speaking on the occasion Mr Alexius Collette, the Guest of Honour said such initiatives would bridge the gap between India and EU. He suggested that the Centre should encourage cultural exchange between the two to enhance understanding and cooperation.
 
Dr. Ballal addressing the gathering
 
Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University, who presided over the inaugural function, said this new initiative would bring together the educational enterprise of India and Europe and that Manipal University was prepared for the same. He congratulated Dr Vinod Bhat and his team that worked towards the realization of the project.
 
Mr Page unveils the plaque
 
Dr Neeta Inamdar, Head – Manipal Centre for European Studies, welcomed the gathering. Dr Arvind Kumar proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Ramdas Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University and luminaries like Dr M V Kamath and Prof M D Nalapat were present along with several heads of institutions. 
 
The Manipal Centre will have three programmes and two activity centres.
 
The programmes include: Masters in European Studies and Management; Post-graduate Diploma in Gandhian and Peace Studies; and Certificate Courses in Public Health.
 
The activity centres include: Manipal Multidisciplinary Developmental Research Centre and Dwaita Philosophy Resource Centre.
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Manipal University Chancellor nominated member of National Integration CouncilUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University  Chancellor nominated member of National Integration Council12/14/2009 12:00 AM
 
Dr.Ramdas M.Pai, President and Chancellor, Manipal University and Chairman of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), was recently nominated  member of the National Integration Council, reconstituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005. 
 
The Council is a forum to review and deliberate all issues relating to national integration and evolve effective strategies to combat the evils of communalism, casteism, regionalism and separatism and also issues related to social harmony.
 
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram informed Dr Pai of the NIC decision to nominate him as the member of the body, which comprises Union ministers, chief ministers, political leaders and representatives of national commissions, media persons, businessmen, eminent public figures and others.
 
“I am an Indian first and an Indian last,” reacted Dr Pai on the nomination and conveyed his gratitude to the Centre for the honour. Expressing the happiness at Manipal University, Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal said; “Achieving great heights in social sectors of education and healthcare, Dr Pai has set an inspiring example for the nation. We are proud of him and we in the university stand by him in his efforts to promote national integrity.”
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95 Employees with 25 years of service, 51 meritorious students honouredUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
95 Employees with 25 years of service, 51 meritorious students honoured1/26/2010 12:00 AM
Manipal University honoured 95 employees who have completed 25 years of service in the university at the Fortune Inn Valley View here on Republic Day. Also, 51 meritorious students who have done well at the entrance exams of 2009-10 were given certificates of merit stating they were entitled to freeship for the undergraduate courses they are pursuing.
 
 
Two best poster awards were also given for research in the health science category and combined technical and management category. The award was introduced with the intent of giving a boost to research in the University.
A research scholar, Sanjiban Chakrabarty of Manipal Life Sciences Centre and a lecturer in the department of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of Technology, Dhanya Sunil were the awardees today.
 
Chancellor and President of Manipal University, Dr Ramdas M Pai congratulated the employees for their dedication and urged the students to keep the Manipal flag flying wherever they went.
 
He disclosed that a University Grants Commission (UGC) survey report had placed Manipal University in Category A along with 38 other deemed to be universities in the country which had every facility and fulfilled all criteria to UGC specifications. 
 
Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal said the university was very particular about the quality. “Infrastructure is what it is, but what makes for a good institution are the faculty and students,” he said. He impressed upon the students in particular and all present to give off their best to take the university to higher levels. The registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu  welcomed the gathering.

 
   
FREESHIP: Manipal University offers freeship to medical, dental, engineering and pharmacy students who do well in entrance exams conducted by the university.
 
A total of Rs 1. 24 crores were given as freeships to the 2009-10 batch of students in the disciplines of medicine, dental, pharmacy and engineering.
 
The break up of the 51 students who were eligible for the award is: Thirty engineering students from the different streams like, BE Computers, BE Mechanical, BE IT, BE E and C, BE Mechatronics etc. Eight from KMC, Manipal and seven from Mangalore, four dental students from Manipal and one from Mangalore and one in pharmacy.
 
The students can continue to avail this freeship till completion of their undergraduate courses. However, to avail the facility year after year, the students will be required to meet certain criteria laid down by the University to ensure they maintain the standard. In case a student fails to keep up the standard, the freeship is forfeited.
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Brijesh Patel inaugurates turf wicket in Manipal UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brijesh Patel inaugurates turf wicket in Manipal University1/29/2010 12:00 AM
With the inauguration of a turf wicket by Brijesh Patel, Secretary Karnataka State Cricket Association here on January 29, 2010, Manipal University hopes to host national cricket during the next season. Impressed with the facilities at the ground, the former Indian cricketer said the university could be a wonderful venue for big-time cricket.
 
 
KPL matches and also the Under-19 and Under-22 matches can be played straight away he said. With the addition of dressing rooms and a pavilion, even Ranji matches and other bigger games can be played he added. He also pointed out the scope for an academy to come up here.
 
Brijesh was happy with not only the four turf wickets, but also the ground, which is a carpet of green. He said it was comparable with the best in the country and that it also met the standards required to host a big match. 
 
 
 
The ground has a picturesque setting too.  Being at the end point of Manipal, which is on a plateau, the scenery around the ground is absolutely marvelous.  The Western Ghats can be seen at a distance on a clear day and on the other side is the Arabian Sea.
 
The curator is none other than the former Karnataka Ranji player A.V. Jagganath from Bangalore who is also the National Cricket Academy curator. Assisting him is another former state Ranji player Pravin Kumar from Bangalore. He is also a coach at the Brijesh Patel Academy. He was very happy with the wickets prepared by jagannath and Pravin.
 
 
As for the facilities at the ground, there are eight practice pitches including six of matting and two turf wickets.  A motorized roller and the manually operated light rollers were used to make the turf wickets. The covers were adequate to take care of even the bowling run up as per the specifications for big matches.
 
The complex has gymnasiums, a basketball court, four squash courts, five badminton courts and a walking track all air-conditioned.  However he suggested that indoor cricket could be added to these facilities so that the students could use during monsoons.  He also suggested covers on top of the cricket practice nets both at the MIT cricket ground and at the ground where the turf wickets were inaugurated.
 
 
At a function held at Fortune Inn Valley View later in the evening, Brijesh obviously overawed by the facilities in the university, came up with a forthright statement, he said; “ The Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai and his team have put sports officials to shame by creating such facilities”.
 
While praising  the efforts made by the University to promote sports among the students, he said the infrastructure was of the top kind. “One has to see it to believe, “he said. He was highly impressed with the new sports complex, which he said was too good for words.

He suggested having indoor cricket in the complex which could be of great help to the students. He also suggested that because of the long monsoon in this region, the practice nets need to have roof above them. “That would enable cricketers to play even during rains.  Only that the cover should stretch up to the bowlers’ run up.
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Manipal Institute of Management honoured with Outstanding B-School (South) Award by Dainik BhaskarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal Institute of Management honoured with Outstanding B-School (South) Award by Dainik Bhaskar2/2/2010 12:00 AM
Dainik Bhaskar, a leading Hindi daily of North India has honoured Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal University with the Outstanding B-School (South) Award, which will be given away in Mumbai on February 12, 2010.

The Dainik Bhaskar B-School Leadership Awards recognizes institutions that are innovative, modern & industry related in their curriculum in marketing, advertising, marketing communications etc.
 
The awards are well researched and chosen by an independent jury and a panel of professionals who believe in nurturing talent and in recognizing the best of the best.

The Dainik Bhaskar group has a strong presence in newspapers, radio, event marketing, printing, internet portal, internet services and mobile application. Along with its flagship Hindi daily newspaper, Dainik Bhaskar the others are; Gujarathi daily, Divya Bhaskar, and DNA - the 2nd largest English daily in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. It also publishes Business Bhaskar, DB Gold, DB Star and few other magazines. The other media businesses includes MY FM (radio channel), IMCL (internet services) and MeraMobi (mobile application).
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Dr. P. C. Kesavan praises science exhibition2/28/2010 12:00 AM
Infuse scientific temper in the children was the message eminent scientist, Dr PC Kesavan had for the teachers on the occasion of the National Science Day celebrated by Manipal University for the students of Academy of General Education and Dr TMA Pai Foundation at the Fortune Inn Valley View hotel here on Sunday.
 
An impressive science exhibition of different models and posters, made by the students of the schools under AGE and the Foundation were also exhibited in the auditorium.  While praising the students for the exhibits, Dr Kesavan Former Executive Director M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai said that infusing scientific temper in students was important as their talent  needs to be harness in the proper direction.
 
He was particularly happy at the manner in which Manipal University celebrated the Science Day. “That will create an awareness among the students,” he said and  praised some of the exhibits and posters. He touched on various topics like, carbon emission, climate change, global warming etc which were depicted in the displays.
 
“It is particularly of interest to involve rural school children in National Science Day, because according to Carl Sagan every child is a scientist. They have a scientist’s sense of wonder and awe,” Dr Kesavan said and added, “that curiosity is, however, progressively lost or depleted in many of them as they grown up largely due to pressing demands of mundane issues. Only a few retain it throughout life”.
 
Earlier, Dr G.K. Prabhu, Registrar Manipal University, in his address briefed the gathering about Manipal University’s unique way of celebrating National Science Day.  About 400 students from 16 primary and high schools under AGE and Dr TMA Pai Foundation take part in these celebrations, which is held every year, for the last seven years.
 
Dr Prabhu said that competitions among the students would begin some 15 days prior to this day. “At schools level,” he said, “Science seminar, drawing and model competitions are held to bring out the talents of the top science student”. The best models and posters were exhibited today.
 
Another important feature of the celebrations was that two of the top science students from 9th standard of the schools are given residential training programme at the Life Science Centre one week prior to the Science Day.  Some 142 students, winners of the competition, were given certificates and mementoes.
 
Registrar International Programmes and executive director planning, Dr Vinod Bhat said that Manipal University not only catered to the higher education but also ensured that education is provided at the higher and primary levels with these outreach programmes.

 
 
 
 
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MCODS has emerged on top of research publications Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MCODS has emerged on top of research publications 4/21/2010 12:00 AM

Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) has emerged on top of research publications in a study conducted on Mapping of Dental Science Research in India: A Scientometric Analysis of India’s Research Output, 1999-2008 published in Scientometric Online Journal, March 21st 2010. MCODS was, in 2009, rated as the top dental college in the country in a survey conducted by the Outlook magazine (issue date June, 2009).

 

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Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal University becomes a member of the Consortium of European Universities offering Masters in European StudiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal University becomes a member of the Consortium of European Universities offering Masters in European Studies5/12/2010 12:00 AM
Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES), Manipal University has become a member of the Consortium of European Universities offering Masters in European Studies. MCES offers a programme, Masters in European Studies and Management (MESM) in association with T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany. This membership is expected to enhance student and faculty mobility between the member universities of this Consortium and facilitate joint research projects in the field of European studies.
 
The members of this Consortium include; Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, Sheffield Hallam, Uk and others.
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Manipal University Dubai lays foundation for New CampusUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University Dubai lays foundation for New Campus5/26/2010 12:00 AM

Press Release

 

Manipal University Dubai lays foundation for New Campus
- reinforces commitment to driving excellence in education in the Middle East

  • Work begins on state of the art dedicated Dubai Campus; new campus opens for 2011 academic session
  • Honourable Minister for Human Resource Department, Government of India, Mr. Kapil Sibal lays foundation stone at the ceremony on 25th May 2010.
  • Manipal University is the leading privately-held university in India in academics and applied research


Proposed campus

 

Dubai, UAE, 25 May 2010: Manipal University, Dubai one of the leading universities offering career-focused bachelor’s, master’s, and other certificate programmes at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), today laid the foundation stone for its exclusive new campus. In a special ceremony at the proposed site, the Honourable Minister for Human Resource Department, Government of India, Mr. Kapil Sibal laid the foundation stone of the dedicated campus. The minister was welcomed by Mr. Anand Sudarshan, CEO, Manipal Education and Dr. B. Ramjee, Director - Manipal University Dubai, faculty, staff and students.  The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Abdulla Karam, Director General of Dubai Education Council, Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Education Cluster - TECOM Investments, Dr. Warren Fox, Executive Director of Higher Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Mr. M. K. Lokesh, Indian Ambassador, Mr. Sanjay Verma, Consul General of India and other dignitaries and guests.



Manipal University, a pioneer in the field of education with campuses in India, Malaysia, Nepal and Antigua, established itself at Dubai Knowledge Village in September 2003. Since then, it has rapidly grown to become a leading institution imparting quality higher education in the UAE and the Middle East. It moved to its current location at DIAC in 2006.


Addressing the gathering of distinguished dignitaries, faculty and students at the ceremony, the honourable minister Mr. Kapil Sibal said, “Manipal University is an institution of excellence. From the Himalayas to the Caribbean, from Malaysia to Dubai, Manipal has established a global brand in education. Laying the foundation for this new campus in Dubai is not only a proud moment for Manipal University; it is a proud moment for India also.”


Emphasizing Manipal Education’s vision for Manipal University Dubai, Mr. Anand Sudarshan, CEO, Manipal Education said, “We are motivated by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, who stated education holds out hope for the future and is a key driver in sustaining the UAE’s all-round growth.”  Mr. Sudarshan added, “We have constantly endeavoured to bring in the highest standards of higher education in all our campuses across India, Dubai, Malaysia, Nepal and Antigua. We are happy with what Manipal University Dubai campus has achieved, and will work hard to enhance it into a higher education hub in the Middle-East, in line with Dubai’s vision.”


“We have been acknowledged as one of the leading educational institutions in the UAE. Our students are the best and the brightest, and have made us proud with their professional academic, all-round and professional achievements. We will continue to offer new programmes keeping in mind the multi-disciplinary nature of the University. The new campus will be a physical testament to Manipal University's commitment to research, student empowerment, and community outreach”, said Dr. B. Ramjee, Director - Manipal University, Dubai.


Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Education Cluster - TECOM Investments, said: “On behalf of Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village, we commend Manipal University’s management in embarking on this vital project. This is a profound demonstration of its long-term commitment to the knowledge clusters in Dubai.

“We at DIAC sincerely believe our partnership with Manipal University is an important  step that will help us to fulfill the  objectives of  enhancing the academic community and transforming Dubai into a regional destination for higher education.”

 

 

About ManipalUniversity, Dubai

Manipal University, Dubai started at Knowledge Village in the year 2003 and shifted in 2006 to it’s present campus at Dubai International Academic City. The Campus currently has 1600 students and offers undergraduate and graduate programmess in Biotechnology, Information Technology, Management studies, Media & Communications, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Bachelor of Engineering.


About Proposed New Campus

  • Over 250,000 sq. ft of infrastructure
  • Library facility & reading hall exceeding 6000 sq. ft
  • State of the art infrastructure with modern academic facilities
  • Sports complex with indoor & outdoor facilities
  • Common food court

About Manipal Education


Manipal Education is a pioneering and leading academic & education services provider in India. With over 50 years of steadfast focus in the field of Education, the group provides education services across all genres. The group’s presence includes 3 universities - Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, and American University of Antigua and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal.


In addition to formal university programmes delivered through 5 campuses in India & 4 overseas, Manipal Education also has a range of education offerings in distance education, vocational skills education, as well as leading industry partnerships such as the ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking (in association with ICICI Bank). Manipal Education has strategic investments in emerging companies, including U21Global - the world's premier online graduate school based out of Singapore, and MeritTrac - India’s Largest Skills Assessment & Testing Company.


For more details please contact:
Yashavanth J.
050 8531901
Manipal University, Dubai

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Dr K Ramnarayan appointed new Vice Chancellor5/31/2010 12:00 AM
Dr K Ramnarayan became the fifth Vice Chancellor of Manipal University on May 31, 2010. He took over from Dr Rajasekharan P Warrier. Chancellor of the University, Dr Ramdas M Pai has appointed him for a period of five years.

An academician to the core, Dr Ramnarayan enjoys teaching and is passionate about people empowerment and teacher training. He was Dean of Melaka-Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) since its inception in 1997 till May 2010, when he was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Dr Ramnarayan’s thrust areas will be to empower people to make them more effective, to create an environment in which everyone is happy to give the very best, to excel in academics and research so that Manipal University emerges as a trend setter and role model, providing a holistic educational experience that will equip students with the knowledge, skills and values to make a tangible impact in the world.

Dr Ramnarayan has had a distinguished career with the Manipal institutions for over 33 years.  After completing his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Dr K Ramnarayan joined Kasturba Medical College, Manipal as a tutor cum postgraduate in 1977.  After acquiring an MD in Pathology, he became a faculty member of the Department of Pathology at KMC, Manipal and went on to become a Professor of Pathology. Additionally, he also held the posts of the Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Dean (Curriculum) in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
 
 
 

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Karnataka Home Minister, Dr V.S. Acharya launches Arogya Card 20105/31/2010 12:00 AM
Home Minister, Dr V.S. Acharya launched the Manipal Arogya Card Scheme 2010 here on May 31, 2010 by issuing the first card. The scheme started in 2001 has benefited thousands of members who enrolled to avail the facilities of the scheme. Dr Acharya lauded the efforts of Manipal group in providing excellent healthcare schemes to the public and that it was reflected in the recent healthcare index study where Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts were among the best.
 
 
Dr Acharya said the scheme Manipal Arogya Card 2010 is very beneficial to the public as it offers a lot of benefits by way of concessions. “I am very pleased to launch the 10th Manipal Arogya Card Scheme,” he said.
 
During the Scheme in 2009, there was a total usage of over 1,35,000 times by the members at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, KMC Hospitals, Mangalore, Dr T M A Pai Hospital, Udupi and Dr T MA Pai Hospital Karkala. The total billing was about Rs 8 crores and the concession given was Rs 2.80 crores.
 
Giving details of the Manipal Arogya Card Scheme, Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor said; “By paying a small sum, anybody can become a member and can avail of the facilities. Those interested can become members between June 2 and July 26, 2010”. Dr H S Ballal said that the scheme has grown to be a 1lakh + member scheme in 10 years. This year 2010 scheme is the 10th scheme, he added. Application forms are available from 2nd of June 2010.
 
About the benefits of the Scheme, Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor said; “ Free consultations with any specialist / super specialist doctor any number of times during the year is the most attractive part of the scheme for out patients. There is a 20% discount on diagnostics and laboratory investigations”.
 
“There is a 10% rebate on medicines purchased from the hospital pharmacy with prescriptions. And there is also a flat 25% concession on the In patient bill ( excluding consumables) for any number of times during the year and 10% concession on medicines purchased from pharmacy,” he said.
 
Dr Ramdas M Pai presided over the function.
 
Mr Rajen Padukone, CEO, Manipal Health Systems honored people who worked to enroll members under the scheme in Mangalore Area and the Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr K Ramnarayan Manipal honored the people who worked for enrolment in the Manipal area. 
 
Registrar Dr G.K. Prabhu briefly outlined the benefits of the scheme and offered it to media persons.  Dr (AVM) T S Raghu Raman (AVSM) COO & MS, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal welcomed the gathering and Dr Mahesh Inder Vir Singh, COO & MS, KMC Hospitals, Mangalore proposed the vote of thanks.

Manipal Arogya Card is a unique scheme in which the discounts on treatment can be availed on pre-existing diseases as well. Manipal Arogya Card is priced at just Rs 200/- for an individual card and Rs 450/- for a family card. 
 
Family includes the card holder, spouse and children below 21 years of age (any number of children). An add-on card is also available for the parents of primary card holders under the family card scheme for Rs 100/- per parent. For renewal card, 10% discount on membership fee is offered. 
 
Applications for the scheme is available at all networked hospitals under Manipal Health Systems and Syndicate Bank branches in Udupi, Mangalore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Davangere, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and in North Kerala - Kannur and Kasaragod districts in Kerala.
 
A “Helpdesk” has been set-up at each participating hospital to provide more information about the Manipal ArogyaCard Scheme. A 24 hour Helpline – 0820-2571967 or 92435 31639 or 94482 54700 has also been set-up to provide more information about the Scheme.
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Manipal University colleges among the best6/30/2010 12:00 AM
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Institute of Technology, Dental College and Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration continue to do Manipal University proud. In the rankings for 2010 by different agencies, these institutes continue to be among the top-notchers.
 
The Outlook magazine in its survey with Mudra has rated College of Dental Sciences as the best in the country. The survey ranked WGSHA at number 3, MIT at number 5 and KMC, Manipal at number 8.
 
In the Hindustan Times Horizon-C Fore survey, KMC Manipal got a fifth place. Here again WGSHA was placed in the third position.
 
India Today-Nielsen survey ranked KMC, Manipal at number 6 which is three places higher than last year.  The EFY research bureau gave an overall 5th rank to MIT and among South Indian engineering colleges, MIT got third place.
 
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Alliance Francaise de Bangalore launches its Manipal Chapter7/5/2010 12:00 AM
The Manipal Chapter of Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) was launched at the Manipal Center for European Studies here on Monday, July 05, 2010. This is AFB’s second chapter in Karnataka. The first is in Mysore. Alliance Francaise, with 22 Centres across the country, is now spreading its wings with the establishment of Chapters of these Centres.
 
AFB’s decision to have a Chapter in Manipal is based on Manipal University’s international standing and the presence of students from diverse backgrounds. Manipal University and the Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) have already been working together for over five years. CampFrance (a French agency for the promotion of higher education) initiated collaborations between MU and French universities.
 
The French Consulate in Bangalore lends its support in various ways, and the Embassy of France has offered French language classes for students of MU earlier as well. The success of the ESIGELEC dual-degree programme stands as a testimony to the MU-AFB association. This has also led to extended support for internship of engineering students of both MU and ESIGELEC at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
 
Manipal University has many exchange programmes and twinning programmes with top universities in several countries across the world already.  This tie-up will prove to be beneficial in bringing Manipal University and the French institutions closer. Manipal University is signing MoUs very soon with French universities like Aix-en-Provence, Lyon 2, Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA),  Paris 3 (Sorbonne).
 
The establishment of the AFB under the aegis of the Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES) and its presence on MU campus will, in many ways, bring France and Europe closer academically. The Manipal Chapter of the AFB will offer services such as French language classes, information on higher education and employment opportunities in France, translation services, and also organizing cultural activities.
 
Through CampusFrance, students will be offered substantial scholarships as well. This will generate a lot of interest among the students of Manipal University in France as a destination for higher education. The Manipal chapter will also assist students in realizing their academic goals.

Additional information can be had from:  Mr Rahul Putty, Coordinator – Manipal Chapter of AFB,
Telephone: 0820 – 2923077, Mobile: 9880962777.

 
Mr Chiranjiv Singh, president of AFB speaking at the launch
 
Mr Phillipe Martinet, Cooperation and cultural counselor, Embassy of France in India addressing the gathering
 
Mr Phillipe Martinet and Manipal Univeristy Pro Chancellor Dr H.S.Ballal exchange MoU between AFB and Manipal University
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Manipal University celebrated the 64th Independence Day with an hour-long programme on a bright and sunny morning.  A smart march past by the institutions of the University, led by Mr jai Vittal, and a gripping speech by Dr M.V.Kamath, the man who saw the Tri-colour replace the Union Jack on that eventful day six decades ago in Mumbai were the highlights of the function which unfolded in clock-work precision. Manipal Institute of Technology, hosted the event this year.
 
Pro-Chancellor, Dr H.S.Ballal unfurled the flag and then inspected the parade. The director of MIT, Dr Kumkum Garg welcomed the huge gathering assembled at the Manipal.Edu building.  The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan gave his impressions of the I-Day and read out the English translation of the National Anthem.
 
Dr Kamath took everyone to that time of the event etched indelibly in his mind when he recalled, “We (reporters) waited with baited breath, in the backyard of the Bombay Secretariat to see the transfer of power. At the stroke of midnight on 14th August, 1947, with tears in our eyes we saw the British flag being lowered and the Indian flag go up,” he said and added, “India became a free nation at last”.
 
About the progress the country has made since freedom, he had this to say,  “I remember that in 1947 India was so backward that we even had to import safety pins. In 2010 we are planning to send man to Moon in the none-too-distant future.  The progress that we have made in science and technology is almost unbelievable. In certain fields we have overtaken many developed countries,” he said.
 
The programme ended with Dr Radhakrishna S Aithal, joint director MIT giving the vote of thanks. MIT won the first place in the march past.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Raksha Bandhan with a difference8/28/2010 12:00 AM
Raksha Bandhan with a difference was witnessed at Manipal University this year. Excitement and camaraderie marked the celebrations on the campus, which received official patronage for the first time. Hereafter, it will be celebrated in a big way.
 
Students assembled in the MIT Library Auditorium in large numbers to celebrate the occasion, senior officials of the university and faculty members were also present to witness the hour-long programme presented by the students.
 
The celebration began with an invocation dance followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp by dignitaries -- Pro-Chancellor, Dr. H.S. Ballal, Vice-chancellor, Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Registrar, Dr. G.K. Prabhu, Director Student Affairs, Dr Padmaraj Hegde, HoD Paediatrics, Dr Pushpa G. Kini and Director MIT, Prof Kum Kum Garg.
 
Students from MIT, MCOPS, MIC and ICAS put up a play highlighting the significance of Raksha Bandhan through the ages, depicting stories of Krishna and Draupadi, Porus and Alexander the Great’s wife and other historical episodes, bringing in the theme of patriotism and sibling love transcending the barriers of nationality and religion.
 
A video montage on patriotism was also shown to the audience. Students of ASARE, home for the mentally challenged were present. They tied the rakhis for the officials and were also distributed to all present.
 
Addressing the audience, Dr. Ballal said, "A former Chief Justice and a Rajya  Sabha member,  Rama Jois sent a letter to the Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai suggesting to the University to celebrate Raksha Bandh as a national event. So from now on, it will be a regular feature in the calendar of Manipal University."
 
 
 
 

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad visits Manipal University10/11/2010 12:00 AM
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad visited Manipal University on October 4, 2010 and also inaugurated the Keshav Bhandarkar Centre for Women and Child Health at Kasturba Hospital. The Centre, with 360 beds, offers cost effective tertiary health care services to women, children and newborns. It has a built-up space of 1.50 lakh square feet and houses all the facilities on four floors.
 
In the short time that he was in the university, the Minister went on a whirlwind visual tour of the campus. And then, spent an hour with the top officials of Manipal Group. He was also shown a power point presentation, which gave an insight into the functioning of the university with emphasis of the medical side. At the end of it all, he was impressed beyond words and expressed his feelings, of the awe-inspiring infrastructure and the quality of education, to media persons later.
 
Mr Azad had this to say; “ It is a centre of excellence in every sense of the word an is replete with infrastructure, adequate human resources, best possible atmosphere to inspire education and also has fantastic facilities for extra-curricular activities. You name it and it is there”.
 
He went on to add, “All this is a testimony to the fact that Manipal University is a true model institution of our country”.  Being his first visit, he was overwhelmed with everything he saw and heard. And hoped that similar institutions would come up across the length and breadth of the country especially in the central, northern, north eastern and eastern regions where health care and human resources were woefully lacking.
 
He expects Manipal Group of education headed by Dr Ramdas M Pai and Dr Ranjan Pai to become the role model for the country. He also praised the new Centre for Women and Child Health, and admitted that the facilities at the centre were of a high class and in keeping with the reputation of the university.
 
Keshav Bhandarkar Centre for Women and Child Health 
 
The Keshav Bhandarkar Centre for Maternal and Child Health at Kasturba hospital with 360 beds offers cost effective tertiary health care services for women, children and newborns.
 
The facilities are designed for 21st century gynecological and pregnancy care. From the large operating rooms, equipped for the most technically complex procedures to the spacious wards for patients and family facilities, the new building is designed to match the quality of care.
 
The ground floor provides an ideal, pleasant ambience for outpatient women needing pregnancy and gynecological care. It also has facilities for care of children, a central laboratory sample collection centre, special rooms for breastfeeding mothers and a play area. Supportive services like family welfare clinic, ultrasound machine, and other services for outpatients are also present on the floor. 
 
There are dedicated consulting rooms providing ambience and privacy. Speciality clinics like genetics, thalassemia, child guidance clinic, child rehabilitation, pediatric oncology and hemophilia will be functioning to meet the needs of children.
 
The first floor has three modern operation theatres, most modern labour suites, 28-bedded level III neonatal intensive care unit and postoperative wards for women.
 
The second floor is dedicated for quality care of sick children by way of well spread-out wards, 15-bedded pediatric intensive care unit, special wards to cater to special needs of children and a dedicated day care ward. The third floor has been deidcated to the care of women with pregnancy related and gynecological problems.
 
Supportive services like medical records, retail pharmacy and laboratory samples collection will make the centre as the most patient-friendly one-stop dedicated centre catering to the needs of every women and child.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manipal University gets its 21st institute 12/17/2010 3:00 PM

 

 

Manipal University gets its 21st institute

 

 

The Faculty of Architecture, hitherto a department of Manipal Institute of Technology, moved out of the fold on December 15, 2010 to be on its own. It will be called the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning and Prof (Dr) N.K. Garg, who was the dean of the Faculty, is its first director. Incidentally, this is Manipal University’s 21st institution.

 

The management of the university decided to wean away the Faculty from MIT with an eye on future growth. Manipal University believes in expansion as it makes a difference to students aspiring to take up diverse courses at the undergraduate level.

 

“We are all set to grow,” said an exuberant Prof Garg and the growth would be in three stages.

 

In the first stage, the institute will introduce two new courses, Bachelor of Planning and Bachelor of Interior Design from the next academic session in 2011. The first phase will be completed in two years, by then the strength of students is expected to go up to 1000 from the present 400.

 

School of Fashion Design is the expansion planned for the second stage. It will have; fashion technology and design, shop front design, apparel design, product design/industrial design, graphics design, furniture design and lamps and fixtures design.  The second phase will be one to four year programmes and the student strength will be about 650.

 

And in the third phase, the plan is to start a school of fine arts with six months to two-year programmes.  “Fine arts are a part of our regional culture. It is intended to utilize the local talent and create a platform for the study of the following subjects. Painting, sculpture, crafts, ceramics, music and dance.

 

Prof Garg said: “Architecture education is no longer looked through the framework of engineering and education and no attempt is made to fit it into that framework. Also, it is achievable, affordable and sustainable”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President of India graces Convocation 2010 12/14/2010 5:00 PM

The university convocation 2010 was unique. For the first time ever, the President of India was the Chief Guest at a convocation ceremony and for the first time, there were three stages to distribute degrees to the students.

 

Days and weeks of preparations went into the very successful conduct of the event at the Kasturba Medical College Greens on December 08, 2010. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the governor of Karnataka Mr H.R. Bharadwaj, Minister for Higher Education, Planning and Statistics government of Karnataka, Mr V.S. Acharya were also present.

 

Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai formally declared the convocation open.  Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal, Vice chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan, Pro vice chancellor, Dr H Vinod Bhat and Registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu were also present.

 

The President gave away 28 PhDs awards to research scholars and gold medals to 13 students.  In her address, she urged the students to use their ideas and innovations for the betterment of society and advised them to keep away from drugs.

 

She also called upon the student community to refrain from ragging.  “Education involves a process of learning and sometimes unlearning as well. Learn what is good and useful to society, and unlearn what is harmful to you and society.

 

The President lamented the decline in research capacity. Pointing out to the green and white revolutions in the country, she said that it was a result of a sound base of research “Our scientists and researchers must look at bringing in new revolutions for enhancing productivity on a sustainable basis”.

The heads of institutions gave away the degrees to the graduates after the President left. Apart from the main stage, two others were also set up near the entrance of the enclosure to facilitate distribution of the degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MU signs MoU with University of Mississippi Medical Centre1/12/2011 12:00 AM
 
Manipal University and the University of Mississippi Medical Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 10, 2011 to collaborate in the field of health scientific research, education, services and cultural exchange.
The MoU was signed by Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr H Vinod Bhat on behalf of Manipal University and Prof James Keeton signed on behalf of UMMC in the presence of MU Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai, Pro Chancellor, Dr .S. Ballal, Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan and Registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu.
Exchange of faculty members and students for short or long-term research and educational purposes lasting between a week and six months; fostering collaborative projects between faculty and students; share research information, education resources and programs and to organize symposia, conferences, short courses and meetings on research issues are some of the agreements.
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MoU:-  Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor Manipal University and Prof James Keeton of the University of Mississippi Medical Centre, exchange documents after signing the MoU at the manipal.edu building in Manipal.
MoU-1: Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor Manipal University and Prof James Keeton of the University of Mississippi Medical Centre along with the dignitaries of the two universities after signing the MoU.
 
 
 
 
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Three-day sports workshop1/10/2011 12:00 AM
Vice chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan speaking at the inaugural function
 

A three-day workshop on functional anatomy, biomechanics/sports injuries, sports physiology and nutrition for trainers of Marena, the University’s sports complex, physical education directors of the university and physical education teachers of Academy of General Education institutions was held at Marena from January 13 to 15, 2011.  Vice chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan inaugurated it.
 
The workshop, organized by the university’s sports council was the first of its kind since Marena opened in September 2010. “There will be more such workshops,” said Dr Kemparaj, Director Sports MIT, who initiated the programme. The workshop was primarily meant to refresh and update the knowledge of those overseeing the work out by students at Marena and other institutions.
The lectures were interesting, informative and helpful too, felt the trainers and physical educationists.  The objective of the workshop was to educate them in the areas they deal with day in and day out.
There was Dr S S D’Souza and Dr Kumar MR, Professor and Associate Professor respectively of KMC, Manipal handling the Anatomy part of the workshop; Mr Fiddy Davis Assistant Professor Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Mr Ravishankar Reddy and Mr Ganesh lecturers in the department of physiotherapy KH, Manipal spoke on biomechanics, sports injury and management.
 Mr Mokshagundum, lecturer department of physiology, KMC, Manipal spoke on sports physiology and CPR and there was also Dr Prasad RM, Assistant Professor, department of biochemistry, AJ Shetty Medical College, Mangalore telling the participants all about nutrition for sports persons. 
The objectives of the workshop were pretty clear and after three half days of lectures, the participants were a wiser lot. The awareness of possible injuries and how to manage them, the movements of limbs, the nutrition needed for workouts and even the kind of shoes to be worn by sports persons were discussed.
 
 
Dr Kumar MR taking a session on anatomy
 
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Dr. Ramdas M. Pai – a visionary
 
Dr. Ramdas M. Pai's uniquely distinguished career as an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist has been synonymous with perseverance, dedication, recognition of a larger purpose in all human endeavor, and the priceless ability to overcome all challenges and obstacles and focus on the larger picture regardless of circumstances. If his ability to provide a vision for a brighter future for his community and country in difficult times makes Dr Ramdas M. Pai a member of a special group of people, the ability to make that vision a reality is what differentiates him from most of his peers. Dr Pai is not merely a man of vision, he is a man of action.

 
Following the footsteps of his distinguished father Dr T M A Pai, Dr Ramdas M. Pai began his career as a Hospital Administrator at Kasturba Hospital and, as a young man in 1961, ventured into the education domain along with his father. His dynamic and inspirational leadership has seen the transformation of the first private medical school in India located at Manipal into a vibrant university township that serves nearly 20000 national and international students on campus. Manipal University is recognized in India and beyond as a centre of academic excellence and offers over 300 courses across 14 professional streams in over 21 colleges.

Dr. Ramdas Pai's leadership over the last three decades culminated in the creation of Manipal Education and Medical Group, a powerhouse in Education, Healthcare and Research. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing, articulating and implementing Manipal's Global Delivery Model of Education and has metamorphosed into the establishment of a global footprint through state-of-the-art campuses in Nepal, Malaysia, UAE and Antigua. He has been a passionate advocate of Public-Private Partnerships in higher education and healthcare. The creation of Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences in Gangtok, Sikkim is a striking example of PPP. The Group's Healthcare franchise has resulted into a multi-location chain of 16 hospitals with over 4000 beds across seven cities in South India.

He established the Manipal Foundation to oversee the philanthropic activities of the Group offering scholarships worth Rs. 15 crores for meritorious students, running maternal and child welfare centres for the rural population in the region, and sponsoring free heart surgeries for children from under-privileged backgrounds.

Dr. Pai is the President & Chancellor of Manipal University and the Pro Chancellor of the Sikkim Manipal University. He is also the President of the renowned T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, and the Registrar of Academy of General Education, Manipal.

He is as a member of the National Integration Council (NIC), newly re-constituted by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. He is a member of the Courts of Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Delhi. He is also a member of Round Table on Skills Development of Govt. of India. He was also chosen by Ernst & Young as the "Entrepreneur of the Year - 2004" in the services category.

Dr Pai's life is a study in humanity, wisdom, entrepreneurial vision, commitment to community, and achievement against all odds. By dedicating his life to helping develop world-class healthcare and education infrastructure and expertise in India, Dr Pai has provided visionary leadership and played a key part both in developing and institutionalizing the paradigm of inclusive growth as well as in enabling India to take its rightful place at the top table of nations.
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Meritorious Students and employees with 25 years of service feted 3/1/2011 12:00 AM
Seventy meritorious students and 69 employees who completed 25 years of service in the university were felicitated at Fortune Inn Valley View on Republic Day 2011. The gathering at the annual function had an extra reason to rejoice --- President and Chancellor Dr Ramdas M Pai’s  new stature as Padma Bhushan awardee.
Every student, every employee walked with pride in their heart. As, it was an award for Dr Pai, and an honour for the University.  He said it in his speech. “The Padma Bhushan conferred on me is for team Manipal. I got it on behalf of the entire team”.
Dr Pai attributed the honour to the teamwork over the years. And urged everyone to do their best. “ I want each one of you to give a hundred per cent to see the university grow further and gain recognition as a top international university,” he told a gathering of staff, students and parents.
He congratulated the students and the employees. To encouraged them to do better for themselves and in turn for the university. Seventy students were felicitated for being recipients of freeship, three for research and two received the Kadambi Scholarship award. The services of 69 employees who completed 25 years of service in the university were also recognized.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal gave details of all four categories of presentations. About the freeship he said that it was introduced to encourage academically bright students to take admission in the university. Freeship is given to students who excel at the entrance test.
The best poster presentation is to encourage research in the university, both in health sciences and technical. The Kadambi scholarship is for students who excel in academics and sports (excluding cricket), one each in health sciences and technical. The award carries a citation and Rs 30,000. And finally, he said; “ Only those employees who have completed 25 blemishless years of service are felicitated on the occasion”.       
Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan welcomed the gathering and Registrar Dr G.K. Prabhu gave the vote of thanks. Few employees spoke of their experiences in the 25 years they have been in the university. Dr G Pradeep Kumar, KMC Manipal, Dr Venkatraya Prabhu, KMC Mangalore, Dr VI George, MIT Manipal, Sister Subhadra, KH Manipal and Mr Jayasheela Poojary, MLSC Manipal gave interesting anecdotes .
Rachna Shenoy, KMC, Manipal and Siddarth Mayya, MIT lauded the efforts of Manipal University in introducing the freeship scheme to attract bright students.
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Employees with 25 years of service
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research Scholars
 
 
 
 
 
Kadambi Award winners
 
 
 
Meritorious Students
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manipal University celebrates Republic Day1/28/2011 12:00 AM
January 26, 2011 will be one day everyone in Manipal University would like to remember. It was the 62nd Republic Day and for the thousands of Manipalites who had gathered at KMC Greens for the celebrations, there was something more to rejoice about.
Even as people were settling down for the programme and the contingents getting ready for the march past, Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S.Ballal announced over the public address system that Dr Ramdas M Pai, President and Chancellor of the University was honoured with Padma Bhushan award. The announcement was greeted with a thunderous applause.  
The programme started with Dr Pai unfurling the flag and then, accompanied by Jai Vittal, he inspected the parade. As Manipal college of Pharmaceutical Sciences played hosts this year, Dr N Udupa principal of the college welcomed the gathering. 
In the march past, there was a tie for the first place between, Terriers (security agency) and Kasturba Medical College.  In fact, the overall march past was impressive.
The speech by veteran journalist, Dr M.V. Kamath honorary director of Manipal Institute of Communication, was intensely interesting. Having seen it all happen 62 years ago, he spoke of the tremendous progress the country has made. Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan in his speech dwelt on the difference between Independence Day and Republic Day. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dr Anil Kakodar exhorts students to pursue a career in Science 2/28/2011 12:00 AM

Manipal University celebrated National Science Day with different functions spread over five days culminating on February 28, 2011 with the prize distribution at Fortune Inn Valley View. Dr Anil Kakodar, Member, Atomic Energy Commission was the chief guest. He also addressed the children and encouraged them to pursue a career in science as the country’s progress depended on it.
Children from fifteen schools of the Academy of General Education and Dr. TMA Pai Foundation took part in the five-day events. A series of competitions such as science seminars, drawings and models were held during the week for students from Class 5 to 10. Over 300 students took part.
The students put up a number of interesting science exhibits at Utsav Hall of the hotel.  Later, at the award function, the students were happy to meet and receive their prizes from the eminent nuclear scientist, Dr Kakodar.
The dignitaries present at the event included Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University, Dr. G.K. Prabhu, Registrar, Manipal University and Dr. K. Satyamoorthy, Director, Manipal Life Sciences Centre.
Dr Prabhu welcomed the gathering and gave a brief of the student activities prior to the Science Day. Dr Arvind Kumar, Head of Geopolitics and International Relations introduced Dr Kakodar.
In his opening address, Dr. Ramnarayan told the students, “You ask your parents hundreds of questions in search of answers, we have science. In the coming years, we will need more training to equip ourselves as scientists. So, ask the right questions. That is important.”
Speaking to the students, Dr. Kakodkar said, “I do look forward to most of you pursuing a career in science. The rate at which India will progress will depend on how many of you do science, how many do research and how many develop new technologies. If you want to be the best in the world in economic wealth, there has to be a larger part of the youth working in science.”
However, he stressed on the importance of children choosing jobs in their own field of interest. “When you choose your career path, you always choose according to how lucrative the career is,” he said. “However, you should choose according to what suits you. It is wrong if someone else does the choosing.”
Dr. Kakodkar’s speech was followed by the prize distribution ceremony for winners from each school, in the competitions held earlier in the week. Dr Somashekara Bhat, faculty MIT gave the vote of thanks.
 
 
 
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Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai launches unique web based coaching programme for students keen to pursue architecture3/29/2011 12:00 AM

Manipal University chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai, Padma Bhushan launched a web-based coaching programme for Ten Plus two level students seeking admission to graduate courses in architecture, at the manipal.edu building here on March 28, 2011.
As a Manipal University initiative, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning has come up with the programme, a first of its kind, to help students prepare for an entrance test. “It is an on line aptitude test about their aesthetic sensitivity and drawing ability,” said Prof N.K. Garg.
He said; “As coaching facilities for this test are limited, expensive, time consuming and restricted to big cities. A large number of students aspiring to study graduate courses in architecture remain without coaching facilities which are necessary in this age of competition. Students are also uncomfortable with ‘on line’ tests and require exposure in this regard”.
“The programme provides coaching facilities with quality content essentially required to secure admission in prestigious institutions.  And, is intended to cover all students desirous to seek admission in undergraduate courses of architecture spread across the globe at a token fee,” Prof Garg added.
The programme is available at www.archstudy.manipal.edu.  A free demo is also available for a period of seven days. A number of registration options are available to use the entire course.
The coaching programme consists of aesthetic sensitivity course and drawing ability course. Theaesthetic sensitivity course prepares for perception of spaces, forms and observation of common issues of architectural awareness through a series of objective type questions.
The drawing ability course guides systematically to draw and practice from simple lines to simple objects and then combine them to create compositions, views and ‘scene’. Students’ drawing ability with respect to colours, textures and their composition is also covered. The total content is supported with hundreds of graphical illustrations and questions. A mock test facility is available for self-assessment. Also present at the launch were Manipal University, vice chancellor, Dr K Ramnaryan and pro vice chancellor, Dr H Vinod Bhat
 
 
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Dr Ramdas M Pai  awarded “Datuk” 12/10/2011 12:00 AM
 
 
Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr. Ramdas M. Pai became the second Indian to be honored with “datuk”, a Malaysian award on December 10, 2011.  Dr Pai was conferred the award of Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) on that day to coincide with the birthday of the Governor of Melaka. Shah Rukh Khan is the other Indian to get the award.
This honorary title began in the year 1978 by Malacca Government State. It is awarded to individual who had given highly commendable and meritorious service to Malacca state in particular and to Malaysia in general. The recipient of this award is called "DATUK" and his wife, "DATIN". This honorary title will be in award of a sash shape.
 
Dr. Ramdas Pai who was awarded the Padma Bhushan earlier in 2011, showcases the recognition of Melaka State and Malaysia for his excellent, exceptional and continuing contribution in the field of education especially in the establishment and expansion of the Melaka-Manipal Medical College. It also highlights Malaysia’s recognition for the Manipal Group’s presence in Malaysia through Stempeutics Research (Malaysia) and the newly established Manipal International University.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manipal Group Felicitates President and Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai3/30/2011 12:00 AM
 
 
April, 10, 2011 will be a day every single person in the entire Manipal Group will remember for the grand felicitation function held at KMC Greens, Manipal to honour the President and Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai for being conferred Padma Bhushan. He received the award from President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on April 1, 2011 in New Delhi.
It was a historic occasion for the Group and a day of rejoicing. For the tremendous amount of work Dr Pai has done over the years to ensure the status the Group enjoys today, this glorious moment will be etched in every mind forever. Speaker after speaker enumerated the deeds of Dr Pai, who, after taking over the reins from his father, the late Dr TMA Pai, saw the institution climb dizzy heights.
There was a touch of nostalgia in the felicitation addresses by members of his family. Others who have seen him climb the ladder over the years recalled the toil, sweat and struggles he has been through and still others came up with interesting anecdotes. The speeches had a common refrain about his humility, his dedication, his devotion and his service to mankind. Everyone portrayed the greatness in Dr Pai.
The two and half hour function started with a Grand Procession led by Dr Pai and Mrs Vasanthi Pai with Manipal Group Heads and Manipal University, Heads of Institutions. Dr Sripathi Rao, Dean KMC, Manipal was the Master of Ceremony.
After the Invocation, vice chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan gave the welcome address.
Dr A Krishna Rao, President AGE. Mr T Mohandas Pai, President Dr TMA Pai Foundation, Mr MV Kamath, Member MAHE Trust, Mr Rajen Padukone, CEO, Manipal Hospitals, Mr Anand Sudarshan, MD-MUL, Mr TV Mohandas Pai, Member MU Board, Brig Dr SS Pable, VC, SMU, Dr S Ramanand Shetty VC, RGUHS and Dr HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor, MU spoke on the occasion.
And before Dr GK Prabhu gave the vote of thanks,  Dr Ramdas M Pai gave his reply to the felicitations.  There was a short film on Dr Pai produced by Manipal Institute of Communications and the speeches were interspersed by video clips of felicitation by those who could not be personally present at the function.
The first of the clips was that of the former vice chancellor, Dr Raj Warrier.  Others were of, Dr Gurumadhava Rao, former registrar, Dr JS Nagra and Dr Neil Simon of AUA, MR DA Prasanna, Manipal Acunova, Dr Ramjee, director, MU Dubai Campus, Dr Divvy Upadyaya, MU Alumni, Brig Nagpal, Nepal and Dr Sampat Shivange,  
Two signature cards were also presented to Dr Pai by Heads of Institutions of Manipal University. Finally, every single person came up on stage and greeted Dr Pai and Mrs Pai.
 
 
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KMC Manipal does it again -- dominates Utsav for the tenth successive year3/2/2011 12:00 AM
 Fierce competitions, fun and frolic and a sense of camaraderie marked the five-day annual inter-college fest – Utsav 2011 – held at KMC Greens from April 11 to 15. And emerging overall champions once again were KMC, Manipal with a tally of 238 points. With the win this year, the KMC students completed a decade of dominance in the Utsav.
Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) Mangalore were in the second position, but way behind with only 154 points. MCODS Manipal garnered 136 points to finish third.

Long hours of rehearsals and practice sessions brought out the best in the students from the campuses of Dubai, Mangalore and Bangalore. Intense competition was witnessed in almost all events held on stage and off it.
One of the highlights this year was the cultural parade on day one showcasing the diverse background of students in the University. It also provided the participants a platform to focus on any aspect of their culture. The themes this year included Indian marriage, the culture of South Canara and the ten avatars of Vishnu.

While almost all events drew large crowds day after day, Group Dance and Fashion Show were the events with maximum attendance. Solo dance events both classical and non-classical categories were good particularly the creative dance required the participants to be creative. They had to change their style while onstage.

Instrumental music events were well attended, and participants this year performed fusion music for the non-classical category, mixing the sitar and the drums, guitar and tablas to create interesting harmonies.
The students came into their own in Clay Modeling, Painting and Photography. The Photography competition was themed ‘The Culture of Manipal’, in which participants worked hard to show ordinary sights in a new light.
The Installation event was particularly interesting, where the participants created freestanding pieces of art from junk to spread anti-smoking, anti-female feticide and environmentally conscious messages.
Literary events included debate, Just a Minute (JAM), extempore and poetry, both Hindi and English.
Fusion dance was a new category included this year, but was a non-competitive event. It was introduced on an experimental basis with cash prizes for the winners.
Dr.MuralidharPai, Chairman of the Cultural Coordination Committee of MU congratulated the participants and volunteers, emphasizing that this year’s goal of ‘less props and more talent’, had been successfully achieved.
Dr. H.S. Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, who was the chief guest at the valedictory function, suggested that Sikkim Manipal University be included in the Utsav from the next year onwards.Dr.K.Sreedhar R Pai, Secretary of the Cultural Coordination Committee of MU proposed the vote of thanks.
 
Final Standings:

KMC Manipal stood first with 252 points, Manipal College of Dental Sciences,Mangalore (MCODS) took second place with 154, followed closely by MCODS, Manipal with 136.
KMC Mangalore placed fourth with 106 points.
MIT with 98.
MCOPS with 88.
MIC with 76
MLSC with 46
MMMC with 44
KMC IC with 34
MCOAHS with 38
MU-Dubai with 24
MCON Manipal with 16
WGSHA with 10
MSAP and ICAS with 8
MU DME Bangalore with 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Take pride in graduating from this prestigious University, Katoch tells students at 11th Convocation3/1/2011 12:00 AM
The 11th Convocation of Manipal University was held at the TMA Pai Convention Centre on May 14, 2011.  Four hundred and fifty six students, both under graduates and postgraduates, mainly from the medical side, received their degree certificates. There were eight recipients of doctoral degrees and one student, Aparajita Chatterjee of KMC Manipal was awarded the gold medal for being the best outgoing MBBS student.
 
After the Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai, Padma Bhushan, declared the Convocation open and Pro Chancellor Dr H.S. Ballal gave a brief about Dr V M Katoch, Secretary, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, also the Director General, Indian council for medical research, New Delhi delivered the convocation address.
 
While felicitating the students the chief guest said;  “You are fortunate to graduate from a university like this one.  I do not think it will be difficult for any of you to succeed in life because you are trained in one of the finest institutions in the country. Today, you should feel proud of yourself passing out from a prestigious institution”.
 
“Continue the quest for excellence,” he advised them. “In an open world where opportunities are enormous, the skills and knowledge you acquired here in Manipal University will stand you in good stead. Ask yourself the question, what is it that makes me different from the others?”
 
“Service, education and research are not different for medical students. They are same as breakfast, lunch and dinner for the medical fraternity also. All three are essential to excel in one’s chosen field. Do original thinking. Sushruta and Charaka have shown us that original thinking is possible and that it lives long after a person dies,” he said.
 
“Failure is only a word in dictionaries. There is no such thing as failure. If one tries, there is nothing one cannot achieve,” he told the students. “All what you  have learnt here, will hold good whether you stay in India or go abroad for further studies”.    
 
Having said that, he encouraged the students to grab the opportunities available in the country. “Fifty per cent of the people who have gone overseas for opportunities are coming back to India, according to a recent survey,” he said. “And why is that? Because, we now have more opportunities here and also you have a big role to play in building the society and your career”.
 
Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan gave a well-structured account of the University through a power point presentation.
 
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Mentors Group established to provide leadership in quest for excellence in research and teaching5/31/2011 12:00 AM
Manipal University has established a Mentors Group under the Chairmanship of Professor M S Valiathan, National Research Professor and Former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University to provide leadership in the quest for excellence in research and teaching.  The other members of the group are:
 
Dr Vishwa Mohan Katoch
Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Health Research
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare &
Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research

Dr Anil Kakodkar
Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre &
Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India

Dr N K Ganguly
Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research

Dr C S Bhaskaran
Director, Yashoda Academy of Medical Education & Research, Hyderabad
Former Director of Medical Education, Andhra Pradesh &
Vice Chancellor, Dr N T R University of Health Sciences

Dr D Balasubramanian      
Director of Research, L V Prasad Eye Institute
Former President, Indian Academy of Sciences

Dr (Ms) S S Deshmukh      
Former Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University
Former President, Association of Surgeons of India
 
Special invitees:
Dr. Ramdas M. Pai Chancellor, Manipal University
Dr. H. S. Ballal Pro Chancellor, Manipal University
Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Dr. G. K. Prabhu, Registrar, Manipal University
 
Rapportuer:
Dr Alapati Vittaleswar, Deputy Director-Planning, Manipal University
 

 
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MARENA  becomes an international tennis venue 5/31/2011 12:00 AM
The Manipal open tennis tournament from May 23 to 29, 2011 was just another event on the men’s circuit calendar in the Asia/Oceania region as far as the International Tennis Federation is concerned. But, for Manipal University it was a great leap on the international tennis scene.
The multi-purpose indoor sports complex of the university, MARENA, with two synthetic tennis courts has gone down in the ITF records as a venue, and thereby opening the doors for bigger tournaments and championships.  
The facilities for tennis and the MARENA as a whole took everyone -- players and officials, Indian and foreign -- by surprise.  No one expected such a magnificent complex to be hosting an ITF tournament, until they saw it. 
The university sets it own standards in measuring success -- within the four walls of classrooms and infrastructures as well. So MARENA is dream complex, which took the breath away from every one. The chief referee Sheetal Iyer, the coordinator of the tournament, Sunil Yajaman, and the widely travelled players said they had not seen anything like this anywhere.

Not many state and district associations in the country have such a facility. In fact, nowhere in India is there a complex such as this one providing players with more than just tennis facilities.  Players from the US, Japan and Russia  take back wonderful memories of MARENA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Creating awareness on World Environment Day  6/6/2011 12:00 AM
Environmentally conscious Manipal University celebrated the World Environment day on June 4, 2011 by creating awareness among the younger lot. One hundred and fifty saplings were planted and senior officials of the university exhorted some 900 students on how they could take the green agenda forward.
 
The students of six schools belonging to the Academy of General Education and Dr TMA Pai Foundation, 10 institutions of the University and Asare participated in a march from the Manipal Edu building to Madhav Vihar, where the saplings were planted.  Veteran journalist and honorary director of Manipal Institute of Communication, Dr M.V Kamath flagged off the march.
 
The saplings planted today were of medicinal variety.  Another 600 saplings,to be donated by the forest department, will be planted on the campus. Annually, about 500 saplings are planted in the university, which is committed to keeping the campus clean and green.
 
Later, at a brief function at the amphi-theater in Madhav Vihar, a student of Madhava Kripa School, Anshumanth, spoke about environmental awareness.  This is the first time a student is speaking at the function held annually.  The Registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu said that every year a student from one of the schools of AGE and Foundation would speak at the function. Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal, Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan and Dr M.V.Kamath spoke on the occasion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manipal Arogya Card Scheme 2011 launched 6/14/2011 12:00 AM
In keeping with Manipal University’s social commitment to provide quality health at affordable cost, to a large section of the society, is the concept of Manipal Arogya Card Scheme. The scheme has been successfully running for the past decade, and, the Deputy Commissioner of Udupi, Dr M.T.Reju launched the eleventh edition at Fortune Inn Valley View on June 11, 2011. The membership drive goes on till July 26, 2011.
Manipal Arogya Card enables a member to avail large benefits by way of discounts on in patient and outpatient treatment in various networked hospitals under Manipal Health Enterprises. While appreciating the scheme, Dr Reju said he was pleased to launch the card by handing over the first card to a family. “The scheme will be beneficial to the people in the rural areas, he said.” He recalled how patients from Kerala preferred Kasturba Hospital, Manipal for advanced health care needs. 
Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal University briefed the gathering about the benefits of the scheme, which could be availed of by any one by paying a membership fee of Rs 250. It is Rs 500 for a family, with children below the age of 21. As per the scheme, an add-on card is also available for parents who have primary card under the family card scheme for Rs 100/- per parent. For renewal card, 10 per cent discount on membership fee is offered.
 
About the scheme itself he said; “Consultations with any specialist or super specialists can be done any number of times by paying only 50 per cent of the consultation fee. “Twenty per cent discount on diagnostics and laboratory investigations give considerable relief to patients. There is a 10 per cent rebate on medicines purchased from hospital pharmacy with prescriptions. There is a flat 25 per cent concession on the in patient bill (excluding consumables) for any number of times during the year and 10 per cent concession on medicines purchased from pharmacy”.
Dr K Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University honoured the agents who worked to enroll members under the scheme in Manipal Area. The leading agents in Manipal area were; Mr A N Vijendra Rao, Mr Kenchana Gowda and Mr Panduranga Prabhu.
Dr Sripathi Rao, Dean KMC Manipal, Manipal University did the honours for agents who worked to enroll members under the scheme in Mangalore area. The agents were Manjula, Yogish B and Jayachandra M G.
Dr (Col) R R Pulgaonkar COO & Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal welcomed the gathering and Dr Madhusudan Upadya, Deputy MS, KMC Hospital, Mangalore proposed the vote of thanks.
During the Manipal Arogya Card Scheme 2010, there was a total usage of about 1,75,000 times by the members at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, KMC Hospitals, Mangalore, Dr T M A Pai Hospital, Udupi and Dr T MA Pai Hospital Karkala. The total billing was about 10 crores and the concession given was 3.00 crores.
Applications for the scheme are available at all networked hospitals under Manipal Health Enterprises and Syndicate Bank branches in Udupi, Mangalore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Davangere, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and in North Kerala - Kannur and Kasaragod districts in Kerala.
A Helpline – 0820-2571343 or 99808 54700 in Manipal and 0824 2444590 94482 54700 in Mangalore has also been set-up to provide more information about the Scheme.
 
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Department of Pharmacology, KMC Manipal designated Adverse Reactions Monitoring Centre 7/1/2011 12:00 AM

The department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is designated as Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, under National Pharmacovigilance Program.
Dr.K.L.Bairy, Professor and Head of the department of Pharmacology will be the coordinator for the Centre, which will work in close association with National Coordination Centre, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad.

 

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • monitor Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) in Indian population
  •  create awareness amongst health care professionals about the importance of ADR reporting in India
  •  monitor benefit-risk profile of medicines
  • generate independent, evidence-based recommendations on the safety of medicines
  •  support the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) for formulating safety related regulatory decisions for medicines.
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Fervour and enthusiasm mark 65th Independence Day celebrations8/16/2011 12:00 AM

Manipal University celebrated the 65th Independence Day with fervour and enthusiasm at the University building on Monday. Thousands of officials, students and faculty members turned up to witness the flag hoisting and parade.  Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP), the youngest institute of the University organised the programme this year.
Prof. Dr. N. K. Garg (Director, MSAP) while extending a warm welcome to the gathering,  emphasised on the importance of Independence Day and the responsibility of each one to the nation.
Dr.  H. S. Ballal. (Pro - Chancellor, MU) hoisted the Tricolour and took the salute at a smart march past by the contingents of the 21 institutions, security personnel and Asare. Mr Jai Vittal, Estate Officer was the parade commander. Dr Ballal also took the guard of honour. Manipal Institute of Technology was awarded the best contingent prize.
Dr. K. Ramnarayan. (Vice Chancellor, MU), Dr. Vinod Bhatt. (Pro-Vice Chancellor, MU) and Dr. G.K.Prabhu. (Registrar,MU) were present.
Mr M.V. Kamath Honorary Director, MIC delivered a strong message. “In the 64 years of independence, India has gone from strength to strength and there will come a day, when we will be the top nation in the world and that will include China as well,” he said.
He recalled the emotive moments of that glorious hour when the Tricolour went up and the Union Jack came down in Mumbai. Having been witness to all the drama which unfolded at midnight when India attained freedom,  he recollected the scenes etched in his memory. While talking about the tremendous progress India has made all-round, he even talked about education and congratulated Manipal University for its leading role in education.
A cultural show organised by the students of MSAP was an exceptional visual treat.
The function was carried forward by the Master of Ceremony, Ar. Unnimaya Prasad, Asst. Professor, MSAP and was concluded with the vote of thanks by Ar. Ajai Chandran, Associate Professor, MSAP.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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New Chief Minister all praise for Manipal Group of InstitutionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
New Chief Minister all praise for Manipal Group of Institutions8/22/2011 12:00 AM
The Manipal Group of Institutions felicitated Mr D.V. Sadananda Gowda on becoming the Chief Minister of Karnataka, at a function on August 21, 2011 at Fortune Inn Valley View.  The Udupi-Chikmagalur Member of Parliament and wife Mrs Dati Sadananda Gowda were received by the officials of the group.  Also present at the function were Dr V.S. Acharya, minister for higher education and Udupi MLA, Mr Raghupathi Bhat.
The Chief minister congratulated the Manipal group of Institutions for its excellence in education, which he said was known not only in the country but also abroad. Dr Acharya, too, praised Manipal University for excelling in higher education.
In his speech, the Chief Minister promised to give a clean and transparent government with suggestions and support from everyone. He expressed gratituted to the people of the district for making him their MP and added he would do his best to give them good governance while admitting that the task before him was Herculean.
“I have become CM by accident and not by choice. I am Chief Minister of Karnataka because of your blessings he told the audience. You elected me as Member of Parliament and so I am in this position today. It is a big challenge before me because I have neither been a minister at the Centre nor in the state and therefore to be a chief minister is a tough challenge.
“But my guru,” referring the minister for higher education Dr V.S. Acharya, “has always been my guide and I am sure with his support I will be able to deliver the goods,” he said. 
 Dr. Acharya said the state was making rapid progress in education. “Karnataka is among the top four states in the country in education and I am sure it will get better with the allocation increasing three folds since it was 4, 400 crore five years ago”. 
Manipal University Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan welcomed the gathering, pro vice chancellor, Dr H. Vinod Bhat delivered the felicitation address and the Registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu proposed the vote of thanks. 
 
 
 
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MLSC is top biotech school in Karnataka and third in India: SurveyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MLSC is top biotech school in Karnataka and third in India: Survey8/26/2011 12:00 AM
Manipal Life Science Centre (MLSC), one of the important research hubs of Manipal University, is ranked number one biotech school in Karnataka and number three among private schools in the country following a recent national survey by Biospectrum, a leading Biotechnology monthly magazine.  
This is the first time MLSC is taking part in the survey since coming into existence six years ago. The parameters used for ranking included; number of faculty, industry interactions, infrastructure, placement and research output. SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan were ranked one and two respectively.
 
Manipal Life Sciences Centre undertakes research and developmental activities in the area of human diseases, including cancer, stem cells, diabetes, asthma, schizophrenia/bipolar disorders, pharmacogenomics, radiation biology, human genetics, epigenetics, human variation, eye disorders, scientific basis of traditional knowledge and ageing. These programmes are actively funded by Government and industry with the support of Manipal University. 
Highly sought after undergraduate (BSc Biotechnology), post-graduate (MSc in Medical Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology and Human Genetics),
Biotechnology Finishing School (Post Graduate Diploma) and PhD programmes are being undertaken at MLSC.    
MLSC is one of the centres of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) established under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.  MLSC is also recognised as Centre for Translational Research under DBT, GIO through a programme of support.  Finally, with the state of the art infrastructure, facilities and expertise, molecular diagnosis of large numbers of human genetic diseases are undertaken and offered to the community.  More information can be had from www.manipal.edu/mlsc
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Veteran Journalist M. V. Kamath Turns NonagenarianUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Veteran Journalist M. V. Kamath Turns Nonagenarian9/13/2011 12:00 AM
Manipal Institute of Communication, in association with Manipal University, celebrated the 90th birthday of its Honorary Director, M. V. Kamath, in Chaitya Hall, Fortune Inn Valley View on September 7, 2011.
The function was presided over by Dr. H. S. Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Manipal University. Senior journalist and author Ms. Bhawana Somaaya was present as a special guest.  A host of dignitaries, who had come to convey their wishes to the veteran, graced the occasion.
Felicitating Mr Kamath, Dr. Ballal spoke about his contribution to Manipal University and support in building Manipal Institute of Communication. Bhawana Somaaya recollected her association with Shri Kamath by sharing various anecdotes. Giving the welcome note, Prof. Varadesh Hiregange, Director, Manipal Institute of Communication, applauded the senior’s enthusiasm for life and commitment towards his profession. The evening ended with a cultural show put up by the students
 M. V. Kamath has authored nearly 50 books and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including Padma Bhushan. He was the Editor of Illustrated Weekly of India and Chairman of Prasar Bharati.
 
 
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IAESTE celebrates fifth anniversary at International Evening10/3/2011 12:00 AM
On September the Chaitya Hall in Fortune Inn Valley View came alive with the song from Slumdog Millionaire when the exchange students of IAESTE made a heart-warming rendition of  the Academy Award winner .
The song  well-rehearsed and equally well presented by the foreign students who are in the University for the exchange programme set the tone for the International Evening’s  cultural programs. The occasion was, completion of five years of the Indian chapter of the International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience --- IAESTE IndiaMIT.
Girls from Manipal College of Dental Sciences as they danced to praise Lord Shiva. The students of Manipal Institute of Communication illustrated the spiritualism and strength of the feminine power through a Marathi folk dance.
The interns  from Norway, Austria and Germany shared  a breif about their country through power point presentations. Two interns from the Gulf spoke about their experience, in terms of work and fun in India.
Before all the cultural program, were the formal introductions and speeches. The wonderful mix of interns from over fifteen nationalities in a university town depicted the prevalent international education environment in Manipal University. Themed upon the Indian culture, the evening witnessed most students in traditional Indian attire. The tagline, “effacing boundaries, exchanging culture and intellect,” was apt for the occasion and reflected in everything the students did.
Dr. G.K. Prabhu, Registrar, Manipal University was also the chief guest for the evening; Dr. Kumkum Garg, Director, Manipal Institute of Technology; Dr. Vitthaleshwar, Deputy Director, Planning and Mentor IAESTE IndiaMIT; Dr. K. Raghunandana, Associate Director (Practice School & Public Relations) and Faculty Advisor of IAESTE IndiaMIT were present.
Dr. K. Raghunandan, in his opening speech provided an insight into the working of the local committee and national Secretariat, namely the two hierarchical strata in the organization. He commended their work and cited them exemplary for being all-rounders.
Dr. G.K.Prabhu said the IAESTE exchange programme was one of the most relevant and useful undertaking by the students. “It helps the student gain valuable work experience bridging the gap between the classroom and industry. International students help a company add diversity to the work culture, making it more dynamic and adherent to the globalization demands,” he said.
The International Evening was based on the Indian culture that has stemmed from our opulent and prolific history. Dr. Kumkum Garg, rightly said that anyone who wants to understand the Indian culture has to refer back to our rich past.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MIT students soar to new heights10/11/2011 12:00 AM
 

Following the successes of Formula Manipal cars in competitions overseas, another team of MIT students brought back laurels from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AeroDesign 2011 competition held at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Georgia, USA between April 29, 2011 and May 1, 2011. They displayed the unmanned aerial vehicle at the Innovation Centre of MIT here on October 4, 2011 for the first time.

AeroMIT team as they are called, built an unmanned aerial vehicle for the annual international SAE competition. SAE is an international body for engineering professionals in the aerospace, automotive and Commercial Vehicle Industries. Present on the occasion were vice chancellor of Manipal University, Dr K Ramnarayan and director MIT Dr Kumkum Garg. “Let the spirit of innovation, adventure and craving for something new take you to greater heights,” was the message from Dr Ramnarayan to the students.

Briefing the gathering, Ibrahim Kaleel, a third year aeronautical student said that the Team secured 13th in Oral Presentation Round and 15th in Design Round out of 75 teams. The overall position was 29th out of 75 after the flight rounds. The team received critical appreciation from NASA’s next-generation transport aircraft engineers for its systems engineering report and was one among the top five teams. In this regards, team received a Certificate of Completion from NASA Headquarters.

The AeroMIT Project started towards the end of 2009 and the team was successful in turning a mere concept into reality in time for the AeroDesign Competition, celebrating the silver jubilee this year. The competition features 3 classes: Regular, Micro and Advances. The team entered the Regular Class, where the aim is to carry maximum payload.

Seventy five teams from across the globe took part in the competition. The AeroMIT team started on a high note with successful test-flights at Cobb County Radio Control Modeler’s Club at Marietta. The competition kick started with technical inspection and design presentation at Hilton Conference Centre, Marietta, which the team cleared with great ease. The plane was evaluated by judges from US space agency NASA, aircraft manufacturers Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream and Dassault Systems.

The team comprises Parth Khare leader (fourth year, aeronautical) Shekhar Jha, (fourth year, mechanical), Samdarshi (fourth year, mechanical), Karan Bhise (third year, aeronautical), Ibrahim Kaleel (third year, aeronautical), Kumar Mrityunjay (fourth year, mechanical), Katayan Sinha (fourth year, mechanical) and Arun Kumar (third year, aeronautical). Sheikh Adil Anwar (third year, aeronautical), Pratik Mukherjee (Second year, mechanical) and Akash Budhia (fourth year, IT) looked into the management aspect. Dr. Ramamohan Pai and Mr. Manikandan M, Department of Aeronautical and Automobile were the faculty advisors for the team.

Project was sponsored by Aditya Birla Group and Anu Projects Consultants and Engineers. They sponsored an amount of 2.5 lakh and 1 lakh respectively.

The team is working to take part in SAE AeroDesign West 2012 to be held at California from March 16 to 18, 2012. Team has recruited new students to the team. This year the team is taking a great leap and would be entering two classes: Regular Class and Micro Class.

Captions:

Plane-2: Vice chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan talks to the students who designed the plane for the competition in Georgia, USA.

 

Plane-3: The plane which was built by AeroMIT for the competition in Georgia, USA.

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Manipal University Alumnus hosts MasterChef India 2 10/21/2011 12:00 AM
When MasterChef India 2 premiered on October 22, 2011, Manipal University had a reason to rejoice, as the chef hosting the show, Vikas Khanna, is an alumnus of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration. He was a student of the 6th course in 1991. And with WGSHA in its 25th year, the good news was the cherry on the icing for the silver jubilee celebrations.
Vikas has also worked in television serials such as Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. Incidentally, Vikas himself chose to inform his alma mater about the enviable job of judging culinary skills in India. In a mail to the principal and vice principal of WGSHA he wrote;
“Dear and most respected Mrs. Parvadhavardhini and Mr. Kulmohan, with great pride I write to you to seek your blessings. My name is Vikas Khanna from 6th Course WGSHA. I am based in New York with several restaurants and projects. But, recently I stepped into a major challenge in my career, Hosting MasterChef India 2, premiering on October 22, 2011. I am writing to seek your blessings and wish me luck to create more awareness of the great institute of WGSHA which nutured my skills and love for hospitality.
I am also mailing you a copy of my latest book and tokens from President Obama and President Clinton.
Sincerely Yours, Vikas.
For the connoisseurs of food in the country, it is yet another opportunity to witness great culinary contests. And the person who honed his skills at WGSHA, Prof Y.G. Tharakan is perhaps the happiest man. He said, “The lad from Amritsar joined us for the three-year course then, with an ambition to go far and wide. He is in that position today because he dreamed big and lived it”. 
Prof Tharakan, the production head at WGSHA, said that Vikas showed a lot of interest in cooking right from the time he joined and was keen to learn different dishes. He was a boy with diverse interests. Sand modeling, clay modeling and other forms of art were a passion. He went to Krishna temple here and learnt bhajans. “He was well behaved and an excellent boy,” Prof Thanrakan said.
After graduating from WGSHA, he worked in a number of restaurants in India before moving to the Culinary Institute of America and Le Courdon Blue, Paris. That is where his culinary skills got noticed and recognition came almost immediately.
Earlier this year, Vikas was voted New York’s hottest chef, and was called to dish out some ‘spiritual food’ at the Hindu American Seva Conference at the US President Barack Obama’s house.  He is a chef, writer, film-maker and humanitarian, chose temple fare to present at the White House dinner.
He has worked with the most celebrated chefs in New York and is also the recipient of Access to Freedom Award from SATH (The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality).
George W. Bush and Prince Charles were also honored with the award. He has done a documentary series “Holy Kitchens” in which he discovers spiritual foods. He is also the founder of Sakiv foundation that supports relief efforts across the world. 
 
 
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Jyothsna of MCOPS wins Elocution Competition on "Preventing Substance Abuse -- A Way Ahead"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jyothsna of MCOPS wins Elocution Competition on "Preventing Substance Abuse -- A Way Ahead"10/15/2011 12:00 AM
On 15th October 2011, the Department of Student Affairs under the Manipal University organized an Elocution Competition titled 'Preventing Substance Abuse-a way ahead' as a part of their Anti-Substance Abuse Campaign.
The event was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr.K.Ramnarayan who addressed the gathering comprising of students and faculty from all colleges under the University .
 A total 26 students from constituent colleges of Manipal University took part in the competition. The students spoke about the menace of substance abuse and how the psychotropic substances affect not just the person partaking in them but also the society at large. They spoke about how preventive measures such as organizing peer-to-peer discussions and meetings would help increase awareness about substance abuse as well as try and reason with the people involved in such activities to see reason and detoxify themselves before too much harm is done to themselves. Some students enthusiastically spoke about how a Narcotics Anonymous could help such addicts to understand their problems better whereas some were completely of the belief that ideas like the former were utopian and that the need of the hour was individual guidance and counseling. A common suggestion by all was the active role to be played by the teachers noticing such erratic behavior by the addicts and guiding them towards professional help and the help from friends and family to coerce the addicts to quit before it becomes too late.
The Prize distribution was presided over by the Registrar of Manipal Univeristy, Dr.G.K.Prabhu who congratulated the winners and the organizers for a very good and appreciative turnout. Ms Jyothsna    from  MCOPS    won the first Prize,      Mr Tirthak Saha    from  ICAS     stood second    and     Ms Ishmeet Kaur Nagpal        MCODS, Mangalore  won the third    Prize.
The summary of the events proceedings was given by Anuraag Boddupalli, who along with M.S.Karthik (both from Manipal Institute of Technology) had moderated the competition.
The Director of Student Affairs, Dr.Indira Bairy then gave the Welcome Address and Dr.Geetha, Deputy Director of Student Affairs introduced and welcomed the judges for the event, who were from three different colleges of the University.
The Vote of Thanks for the event was given by Dr,Shyamala, Deputy Director Student Affairs,  who formally concluded the days proceedings. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Innovation Centre at MIT formally inaugurated by Dr Anil Kakodkar Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Innovation Centre at MIT formally inaugurated by Dr Anil Kakodkar 11/12/2011 12:00 AM
Dr Anil Kakodkar, DAE Homi Bhabha chair, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai formally inaugurated the Innovation centre and the Manipal University Technology Business incubator of Manipal Institute of Technology on November 12., 2011 MUTBI as it is known, is a new initiative of the University supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Associate Director of the Innovation Centre Prof Manohar Pai M.M said, “Students, faculty and the people of the region are encouraged by the Centre to develop innovative products in interdisciplinary areas through a talented pool of students drawn from Engineering, Health Science and Management schools”.  “It is basically meant to help students become entrepreneurs themselves,” he added.
The University lends support to them to set up companies in niche areas of technology and healthcare. One of the activities of this centre is the business plan competition – ‘Provenance’. This competition results in identifying prospective entrepreneurs and to provide support from the University. The support includes seed capital up to five lakh rupees, free office space and mentoring support from experts. This year we have identified 25 good business plans to nurture in the coming year.
The Innovation Centre has resources such as central instrumentation facility Solar Thermal and photovoltaic testing facility, Nanotechnology, MEMS and organic photovoltaic laboratories. These facilities, all world class, will be available to students and faculty of Manipal University for research and innovation
The thrust areas of the innovation centre are: IT and Healthcare, Renewable Energy, MEMS and Nanotechnology.
And, the objectives of MUTBI are; Nurture entrepreneurship skills of students ,faculty and people of the region, Provide resources to incubatee startups, Arrange funding from external agencies and venture capitalists, facilitate market survey, product marketing, financial and legal services, facilitate patenting services.
 
Funds Granted for Technology Development and Incubation
1. Ministry of Small, Micro & Medium Enterprises(MSME):66Lakhs 
2. Proposed Technology Development Board of DST(TDB) :100 Lakhs
3. Department of Science and Technology : 2.3Crores
 
The Innovation Centre and Incubator (MUTBI) provides following services:
- Organizes idea generation camps.
- Recognises the idea and provide incentives, seed fund and patenting services.
- Provides platform to participate in business plan competition sponsored by Manipal University for big prize awards.
- Patents filed in the name of the inventors.
- Invention award upto $10,000.
- Seed money for developing product prototype.
- Free fund from government as initial seed capital to start a company.
 
INCUBATEE COMPANIES IN MUTBI (2011-12): Target 05
• Number of Companies graduated : 01
• Number of companies admitted : 04
• Number of companies in the process of admission : 13
 
 
 
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Record Number of students receive degrees at Convocation 201111/14/2011 12:00 AM
A record number of students, over 2400 from the campuses of Manipal, Mangalore and Bangalore received their degrees at the Manipal University Convocation 2011 on November 12 at KMC Greens. Also, on the occasion, 34 PhD scholars got doctorates and 14 meritorious students were awarded the Dr TMA Pai gold medals. Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai declared the convocation open.
Chief guest, Dr Anil Kakodkar, DAE Homi Bhabha chair, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai in his convocation address said: “Manipal University is among a select few institutions that have very successfully pioneered a model of quality higher education independent of the government”.
In his wide-ranging speech, Dr Kakodkar had a word of advise not only for the outgoing students, but had something for the faculty and the universities in the country as well. He also spoke about research and said it was absolutely important for a university as it added to the quality of education.
To the students he said, “All of you have gone through your respective courses of studies and have been adjudged to be worthy of the degrees that are being awarded to you. You are now ready to face the exciting world out there. Looking at the present situation in the country, one can say that there are great opportunities as well as important challenges that await each one of you ready to embrace these opportunities and take up the challenges”.
He hoped every student would play a part in the development of the country. “All of you have to be an important part of the nation building process through your respective capabilities that you have acquired here,” he said. And informed them about the scope for innovation and entrepreneurship available today. “The way our country is moving forward, the opportunities for the capable ones will continuously expand”.
“We are now among the fastest growing economies in the world. In purchase parity terms we are already the fourth largest economy after USA, China and Japan. Indications are that we would soon become third. We have an unparalleled demographic dividend with the largest youth force. Indian youth have demonstrated their capabilities through their impact, here as well as in countries abroad, for example in USA”.
Speaking about the rapidly changing technology, he said that it was changing our lives faster than we would have imagined. “The world is now a highly interconnected place and the A3 (anyone, anywhere and anytime) connected society is fast taking shape. World is fast embracing knowledge driven economy”.
“We need people, in large numbers, who can guide and shape the society as it evolves through knowledge and technology driven transitions on one side and rapid mixing of cultures driven by instant communications that take place today, on the other”.
“Universities have an important role and the responsibility in this context. They must, through research and analysis present an authentic assessment of the transitions around, create innovative approaches to maximize the gains and minimize threats and prepare our youth with capability to effectively deal with the evolving situation,” he said.
Higher education institutions and more particularly the teachers in such institutions have a special role and responsibility. Higher education and research would play a key role in sustaining and enhancing the relative competitive edge of our country in the emerging knowledge driven economy of the world. This would become more important as the country moves up further on the economic ladder.

Dr TMA Pai Gold Medal Winners

Under Graduates:
Apurva Shantharaj Gowda  (BE), Priya Kumari (B Pharm), Avni Bhasin (BDS), Varun  Cyrus  Vesuvala (BHM), Philby Babu Menachery (BSc Nursing), Nikhil Kumar (BAJC), Shahnawaz Alam (Allied Health Sciences), Baijayanti Ghosh (BSC Biotechnology), Pavithra Ananthanarayanan (BBA Jewellery Design and Management), B Srivarshini (B. Arch).
Post Graduates:
Sonika Singh (M Pharm), Akshata R Acharya (MS Communication) Mithila Harikrishna Holla (MS Information Science), Vathika Kamath (MBA, Manipal Institute of Management).
 
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Admissions open for 2012-13: Common test and counseling for EngineeringUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Admissions open for 2012-13: Common test and counseling for Engineering11/29/2011 12:00 AM
Manipal, November 29:  Manipal University will, for the first time, hold a common entrance test and counseling for admissions to BTech courses for the academic session 2012-13. The test and counseling will be held simultaneously for Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal; Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim and Manipal University, Jaipur to facilitate students.
The online entrance test will be conducted in 30 cities across India. In addition, Dubai will be the first overseas exam centre to be introduced this year to enable students from the region to take the exams instead of coming to India. The counseling will be held at Bangalore, Jaipur, Manipal and Sikkim and the seat allotment will be done as per merit secured in the Manipal University Online Entrance Test 2012.
 
New Courses

Thirteen new courses have been added to the curriculum for the next session. The total number of courses in the University now is 338 in 15 streams. 
The following are the new courses:
MTech Biochemical Engineering, MTech Industrial Pollution and Control, MPharm Regulatory Affairs, PG Diploma in Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics, MSc Tech (Business Management Systems), MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine, PG Diploma in Photonics, Master of Public Health - Environment and Occupational Health, Master of Library & Information Science, Certificate course in Library & Information Science, Masters in Film Art & Film Making – Dual degree, PG Diploma in Film Art, MA English.
 
Scholarships

To encouraging meritorious students and academic excellence, many scholarships are offered for deserving candidates. For the year 2012 the University has raised the total scholarships from Rs 16.29 crore to Rs 18.13 crore.
The scholarships are:
 
Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship: Candidates admitted to MBBS course within the first 500 ranks and BDS, BTech, BPharm courses within the first 1000 ranks of the respective merit list are offered merit-cum-means scholarship. Scholarship amount shall be determined based on the parents’ annual income (from all sources) as mentioned below:
For parents whose annual income is up to Rs 5 lakhs the scholarship will be 100 percent, for those between Rs 5 lakhs and Rs 7.5 lakhs it will be 75 percent, for those between Rs 7.5 lakhs and Rs 10 lakhs it will be 50 percent, between Rs 10 lakhs and 12.5 it will be 25 percent and above Rs 12.5 it will be 10 percent.
The merit-cum-means scholarships are subject to 5% of the general category intake and will cover only the course fee payable for the particular course of study.  This scholarship will not cover the expenses such as hostel accommodation, books etc.
 
AICTE Scholarship: AICTE has introduced the scheme on tuition fee (course fees includes tuition and other fees) waiver for economically backward meritorious students to Bachelor’s programmes in Technology, Pharmacy and Hotel Management. The proposed scheme will be applicable only to the students with parents’ annual income (from all sources) less than Rs. 4.5 lakhs.  Last year the scholarship was applicable to students with parents’ annual income less than Rs. 2.5 lakhs.
 
Scholarship for Konkani Speaking Students: 10% tuition fee waiver for admission to all courses of Manipal University for Konkani Speaking students only. They have to pay other fee as well as remaining tuition fee. Eligible students need to apply separately after the admission. However, these candidates should pay the full fee at the time of admission and the fee waiver will be given separately after scrutinizing their eligibility. However, the waiver will be 25% for those students joining Allied Health Sciences or Nursing courses. This would be applicable to General Category only.
 
Academy of General Education Students Scholarships: There is a 10% tuition fee waiver for students of schools and colleges of Academy of General Education (AGE) joining any course at Manipal University. However, the waiver will be 25% for those students joining Allied Health Sciences or Nursing courses. This would be applicable to General Category only.
 
Scholarships for Gate Qualified Students: Top 10% students admitted to PG courses at Manipal Centre for Information Sciences (MCIS) based on Manipal University Online Entrance test and GATE qualified students.  The scholarship shall be granted in the form of waiver off 50% of Tuition fee of that particular course.
 
Application  Forms:
Applications are available at 320 select branches of State Bank of India and Syndicate Bank all over India.  Applications are available online and students can visit www.manipal.edu and pay the application fee through credit card, net banking, demand draft or download the PDF form and send it through post.  
 
Manipal University partners National Geographic Channel for “Teenovator”
In a new venture, Manipal University has tied up with National Geographic Channel to provide teenagers across the country a lifetime opportunity to explore the genius within them. It will be a nationwide talent hunt to bring out the genius from over 2.5 lakh students across 350 schools in six cities. The final winners would not only win an enormous sum of Rs 15 lakhs, but also get an unparalleled opportunity to be a part of a 5-part series on Nat Geo.
National Geographic Channel and Manipal University through ‘Teenovator’ will stimulate the intellect of young minds and bridge the gap between theory and practice. The competition will reach out to students between classes 9th and 12th across the country through an exhaustive selection procedure consisting of written examinations and GDPI, 4 shortlisted participants will be selected from 4 zones across India. These participants will be given real life case studies to exercise their knowledge and creativity to churn out valuable solutions. This 5 part series will be airing on National Geographic Channel in March 2012.
 
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Delhi beat Gujarat to retain All India Inter University Tennis Title12/20/2011 12:00 AM

Holders Delhi University fought a long drawn battle against Gujarat to retain the All-India Inter-university Men’s Tennis title at the Manipal University, Sports Complex, Marena, in Manipal on December 19, 2011.  After the marathon tie against Jain University in the semi-final on December 18, the Delhi lads had a similar experience against Gujarat Monday.

 

Making its debut in the inter-university tennis, Jain University finished third in the play-off with Osmania winning 3-0.  When the Jain University players took the court in the morning, it was the ninth consecutive day of action for them. They started from the first round of the South Zone tournament and won the title. Then in continuation, they played the inter-zone to emerge the third best university team in men’s tennis.

 

The final was as gripping as was the semifinal between Delhi and Jain University.  It went the full length and took all of nine hours for Delhi to emerge winners.

 

Delhi won the first and second singles and Gujarat the doubles and first reverse singles leaving it to the last match between Siddharth Rawat and Sameep Mehata to decide the winner. The Delhi lad played exceedingly well to ensure his team kept the title. He won the decider 6-3, 6-4.

 

Siddharth began the day for Delhi with a superb win against VAidik Munshaw. After a rather easy first set win, 6-4, he lapsed into errors and lost the second winning just one game. Beginning of third set, he continued his errant ways. But after being 0-4 down, he was a transformed player.

 

He stopped Vaidik in his tracks and drew level at 4-all. His determination and all court play upset the rhythm of the Gujarat lad, who then could not match his opponent stroke for stroke. Siddharth allowed Vaidik only one more game before wrapping up the match. The decider in comparison was easier for Siddharth.

 

State Bank of India Regional Manager, Mr Raghuram Shetty and Dr H. S Ballal, Pro Chancellor Manipal University gave away the prizes.

 

RESULTS

Final
Delhi University beat Gujarat University  3-2

Siddharth Rawat bt Vaidik Munshaw 6-4,1-6,7-5

Rubal Shandilya  bt  Sameep Mehata 6-1,6-4

Vaidik/Sameep bt Rubal/Siddharth 6-3,6-2

Vaidik beat Rubal 6-3, 7-5

Siddharth beat Sameep Mehata 6-3, 6-4

 

Play-off for third and fourth places

Jain University  beat Osmania University  3-0

Kiran Nandakumar bt Pradeep Deswal  6-2,6-1

Vinod Gowda bt Pradeep Reddy  6-2,6-2

Sagar/Vasanth  bt Ajith/Shravan 6-0,6-0

 

 

Delhi beat Jain in a marathon tie for a place in the final against Gujarat

 

 

Three South Zone Teams in all-India University tennis quarters

 

 

Jain university annex South Zone Inter-University Men's Tennis Title

 

 

 

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Manipal University ranks 2nd in India and 78th among world’s “Green” universities Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University ranks 2nd in India and 78th among world’s “Green” universities 12/28/2011 12:00 AM
Manipal University is ranked 2nd in India and 78th in the UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2011. Only three Indian Universities figure in the list of top 178. IIT Madras is at the 44th rank, followed by Manipal University at 78th and IIT Bombay at 107.
 
This information was communicated to the University by Prof Riri Fitri Sari Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Ranking of World University recently. The detailed rankings are available at http://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/
 
This achievement is testimony to the eco consciousness of the University and its translation into reality by undertaking efforts towards sustainable development. The commitment to cherish and protect Mother Nature is evident even as one puts a foot on the campus at Manipal. The University acknowledges the fact that such a feat would not be possible, if not for the constant efforts of those involved directly or indirectly in continuing the legacy of its Founder.
 
The UI GreenMetric Ranking is innovative in that it is the first world-wide college-based commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure, education and research. The ranking methodology is based on a widely accepted principle that measuring sustainability should involve three things: Environment, Economics and Equity (the 3 Es).
 
The ranking not only helps to raise awareness about these issues, but is also proving to be a catalyst to put in place ‘green’ campus management policies around the world. The aim of this ranking is to provide the result of online survey regarding the current condition and policies related to Green Campus and Sustainability in the Universities all over the world.
 
It is expected that by drawing the attention of university leaders and stake holders, more attention will be given to combating global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation.
 
 
 
 
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New Year Awards 2012 for four eminent personsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
New Year Awards 2012 for four eminent persons1/1/2012 12:00 AM
Four eminent persons of Udupi District were presented the New Year Award 2012 on January 1 at the Chaitya Hall of Fortune Inn Valley View in Manipal. The annual award, instituted in 1941, was jointly hosted by the Academy of General Education,Manipal University, Syndicate Bank and Rotary Club of Udup-Manipal.
The awardees this year were:
Mr T. Mohandas Pai, President, Dr TMA Pai Foundation, Manipal. He is also President of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College Trust, Chairman of ICDS Limited and Chairman of Manipal Media Network Limited (Publishers of Udayavani a Kannada daily and other publications).

 Dr S. Ramananda Shetty is the former Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and a distinguished alumnus of Manipal University. He was also a nominee of President of India to the Banaras Hindu University. And, prior to becoming the vice chancellor he was the in charge of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology.

Justice K Shivashankar Bhat, a retired High Court Judge of Karnataka, he has also been Judge of  Delhi High Court in 1994 and was also the Chairman of Karnataka Administrative Tribunal in 1995.

Rotarian. PHF. Mohan Bhandarkar, a social worker, joined the Rotary Club of Udupin-Manipal in 1995. A philanthropist by nature, he has been able to put the Rotary movement to good use. He is known for his contributions to several worthy causes and for community welfare.

Manipal University Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal, Academy of General Education president A Krishna Rao, Syndicate bank general manager K P Muralidharan, Rotary district RI 3180 governor PHS H L Ravi presented the awards. Dr MV Kamath, Honorary Director, MIC gave a felicitation address Rtn. PHF. H.L. Ravi delivered the presidential remarks
 
 
 
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Sode Math Swami felicitated 1/6/2012 12:00 AM
 
Sri Sri Vishwavallabha Tirtha Swami of Shree Sode Vadiraja Math, who will be ascending the Sarvajna Peetha on January 18, 2012, was felicitated by Manipal University in the Counseling hall of Manipal Edu building on January 6, 2012. 
Coincidentally, it was the then Sode Math swami who had laid the foundation stone of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in 1953 --- the first institution of the University. Also, for the silver and golden jubilee celebrations, the swamis of the same Math were present.
Chancellor, Manipal University, Dr Ramdas M Pai honoured the ascending Paryaya Swami. Also present on the occasion were, Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr H Vinod Bhat, Registrar, Dr. G. K. Prabhu heads of institutions, faculty members and other staff.
 
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Risha of MIT cracks CAT with a 99.94 percentile1/11/2012 12:00 AM
Cracking CAT and cracking it the way Risha Choudhary did is remarkable to say the least.  For Manipal Institute of Technology in particular and Manipal University in general it was a proud moment when the CAT results were declared on January 11, 2012. With a 99.94 percentile, Risha has reasons to be on cloud nine.

“Like anybody else, it was a dream for me to crack CAT and today, I am proud to have scored 99.94 percentile in my very first attempt. Three months of perseverance, and I'm getting calls from all IIMs. I couldn't have made my parents, family, friends and teachers happier,” she said.

About her preparations she said it was difficult at times as she had to do a lot of time management. “Preparing for CAT is not easy and that I did along with regular studies and placements.  Nevertheless, I would make it a point to devote at least three hours daily on an average”.

“Being a final year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and maintaining a CGPA of 9.38, I had to give time to both college and tuitions. So, the fact that I was very regular and attentive during coaching hours helped me the most,” she said.

“Now I'm looking forward to essay writings, GDs and PIs. It will be a tough one month ahead of me and I'll try to convert my calls to admissions”.

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Vishwesh – earning laurels and recognition through philatelyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vishwesh – earning laurels and recognition through philately1/20/2012 12:00 AM
Stamps on mammals facinate Vishwesh K, an employee in the Registrar's office presently. His thematic collection of stamps on mammals earned him laurels at the South India Philately  Exhibition (SIPED) 2011 held in Chennai in October 2011. He won the Silver Bronze medal at the competition for his collection of “Hoofed Mammals”.   
That was another feather in the cap of Vishwesh who already has six national awards, two state awards and six district level awards in his kitty. His father, Mr M.K.Krishnayya, was a philatelist of renown having won national awards when he used to collect stamps. Aptly put, Vishwesh is a chip of the old block doing his father proud with all those accolades at just 25.
He took it up as a hobby at a tender age and at only 12, he won his first award. Having already made a mark, Vishwesh has acquired the special invitee status to several exhibitions.
Vishwesh nurtured this hobby under the able guidance of his father.  His has an amazing collection of stamps relating to mammals. It includes five different Kinds --- marine, hoofed, elephants, primates and cynofeloidea.
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Dr.Pai Panandiker inaugurates the Academic Leadership Workshop Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dr.Pai Panandiker inaugurates the Academic Leadership Workshop 1/17/2012 12:00 AM
Dr.Vishvanath A. Pai Panandiker, Member Board of Management, MU, noted economist and the Founder  President  of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, inaugurated  the academic leadership workshop, “Teacher As A Leader” organised by the Manipal Centre for Professional and Personal Development (MCPD), Manipal University on January 17, 2012. This was the first in the series of programmes to be organised by MCPD with an objective of empowering academic faculty in leadership skills.
 
In his key note address, Dr.Panandiker reminded the academia about the importance of knowledge generation and dissemination for transforming India into a super power. He  mentioned that similar training sessions were essential to provide necessary administrative skills for teaching faculty to function effectively.
 
The sessions on leadership, team building, mentoring, proactivity, change management and appreciative inquiry were conducted by Prof. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, MU, Prof. Sudhakar Nayak, Director, MCPD and Prof. Ciraj A.M.,Deputy Director, MCPD.
 
One hundred and fifty teaching faculty from various constituent colleges of Manipal University participated in the workshop.
 
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Golden Peacock for Dr Ramdas M PaiUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Golden Peacock for Dr Ramdas M Pai1/22/2012 12:00 AM
Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chairman Manipal Education and Medical Group has been awarded the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2011 in recognition of his immense contributions in the fields of education and healthcare.
He received the award from Mr M Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs at the 22nd World Congress on Total Quality held in Bangalore on January 22, 2012.
Dr Pai was conferred Padma Bhushan early in 2011 and late last year he was awarded Datuk, a Malaysian award. The Golden Peacock award was conferred by the Institute of Directors, an apex organization of company directors in India.
Also present on the occasion were; Justice M N Venkatachalaiah, former Chief Justice of India, Dr. Ola Ullsten, former Prime Minister of Sweden and The Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Lords Minister for British Government (UK)
Attributing his success to the efforts of the entire Manipal family, he said at the award ceremony: “I have received the Award as a representative of the entire Manipal Team, who has together put in their efforts to make the Manipal Group a vibrant Unit in the fields of Education and Healthcare”.
“This Award will certainly provide the impetus to the Manipal Team to strive for more achievements. I am happy to report that in Manipal, where our healthcare team is working on the various health indices, we are at par with the developed countries,” he said.
And added; “While I am thrilled at the recognition given to our Team’s contribution to the expansion of Education and Healthcare facilities, it shall be our mission to continue this humanitarian work with greater zeal in the days to come”.
Dr Ranjan Pai, MD and CEO of the Group said: “This is a proud moment for us. I take this opportunity to congratulate him personally, as well as on behalf of the entire Manipal family. His untiring industry, dedicated perseverance and devotion to his causes have won him this award and other accolades earlier. May his unremitting endeavor go on with undiminished vigour”.
 
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Manipal Family felicitates employees with 25 years of service and scholarsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal Family felicitates employees with 25 years of service and scholars1/26/2012 12:00 AM
 
As in the past, the 2012 Republic Day too was very special for the University. There was the flag hoisting ceremony in the morning at KMC Greens and later in the day, there were celebrations of a different kind. The Manipal Family assembled at the Chaitya Hall in Fortune Inn Valley View to felicitate employees who have completed 25 years of blemishless service and recognize scholars who have done well at the entrance exams 2011 and were entitled to avail the freeship scheme of the University.
The Rajagopal Kadambi awards were also given away to the best all-round students, one each from the health science and technical categories and so were the best poster award to students from health science, technical and management categories. The ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates were presented to the heads of institutions.
Nupur of KMC Manipal rendered the invocation song. Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan welcomed the gathering to the Manipal Family Day and Pro Chancellor Dr H.S. Ballal spoke on each award and the felicitation to the employees. The Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai gave the felicitation address and Registrar Dr G.K. Prabhu the vote of thanks. Dr Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal was the Master of Ceremony.   
 Eightyeight employees of the University who completed 25 years of distinguished service were presented certificates and mementos. They include teaching and non-teaching staff from different centres --- Manipal 69, Mangalore 17, Udupi 2.
Kadambi awards
To encourage students excel in academics and sports for an all-round growth, Mr. Rajagopal Kadambi, the chairman of the Kadambi foundation instituted the Kadambi Scholarship in 2003-04.  The award comprises a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 30, 000. It is given to two students, one from the health science category and the other from the Technical side.
This year the selection committee picked Laxmi Jayaram from K.M.C, Mangalore and Deepa Putran from MIT, Manipal for the prestigious award. Laxmi with an excellent academic record also excelled in basketball and Deepa shone in shuttle badminton just as she did in academics.
Freeship
With the objective of attracting brilliant students, Manipal University introduced freeship for students with academic excellence from 2006. The scheme covers the entire course fee, including tuition and other fees for the first year. However, freeship in the subsequent years is based on the performance of a student in the university examination.
Candidates admitted to MBBS course within the first 500 ranks and BDS, BTech, BPharm courses within the first 1000 ranks of the respective merit list are offered 100 per cent freeship subject to a maximum of 5 per cent in each course.
In the last 6 years, University has spent around Rs 18.2 crores towards freeship for 301 students. For the 2011-12 admissions, a total of 67 students have received freeship; MBBS: 17; BDS: 04; B Tech: 44 and B Pharma: 02
 
The ISO certification
The ISO certification in Manipal University started in 2003 when Purchase department became the first to be certified for ISO 9001 for implementing Quality Management System. It was followed by certification of eight constituent institutions, Kasturba Hospital and the University between 2003-2010.
Also, in 2007 all the constituent institutions in Manipal and the University were certified for ISO 14001 for implementing Environmental Management System. To streamline the   time spent in audits due to standalone certifications and to bring in more synergy in the existing systems, the Top Management decided to integrate the Quality and Environmental Management System and develop an Integrated Management System.
In 2011, a team of auditors from TUV Rheinland audited the University and the constituent institutions for the integrated management system and reported compliance to the standards and recommended the university and its constituent institutions for certification. These certificates were distributed to the heads of institutions. 
Poster Award
To encourage research in the University, a poster presentation competition is held annually and one best poster in the Health Sciences and one in Engineering are awarded. Pranita Pai of Manipal Life Science Centre got it in the former category while Indira K.P. from the department of Mathematics, MIT and Kamat Dataguru Vinayak, MIT shared it in the latter category.
In the end, few of the recipients shared their experiences with the audience. Those who spoke were: Dr Lavanya Rai,KMC, Manipal. Dr Mohan Baliga, MCODS, Mangalore. Dr A Ganesh, MIT, Manipal. Mr Balakrishna Prabhu, MU Manipal. Ms Krithika D Shenoy, KMC Mangalore (Manipal Scholar) Ms Tanzia Nashrin Islam, MIT, Manipal (Manipal Scholar) Ms Lakshmi A Jayaram, KMC, Mangalore and Ms Deepa Puthra, MIT, Manipal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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63rd Republic Day celebrated with enthusiasm and patriotic fervor1/26/2012 12:00 AM
 
Manipal University celebrated the 63rd Republic Day with enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. KMC Greens, where the function took place wore a very colorful look as the institutions were attired in attractive hues this time round for the march past, which was impressive both in turn out and performance. Manipal Institute of Technology continued to be the best contingent in the march past.
Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) played hosts and Dean Dr Nirmala N Rao welcomed the gathering. Chancellor Dr Ramdas M Pai unfurled the tricolor and inspected the guard of honour. Dr M.V. Kamath, honorary director of Manipal Institute of Communication addressed the gathering. He recalled historic events from the past to which he has been a witness.
The march past was good as contingents vied with each other for the top honors. But MIT was once again unbeatable. Many of the institutions turned out with colorful outfits making it a glorious sight. The hosts were strikingly attractive in their blazing red outfits. Finally, a brief cultural program made for an apt ending.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our hostels are best in the country in education sectorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Our hostels are best in the country in education sector2/7/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal University hostels were declared best in India in the education sector at the India Today Aspire Education Summit 2012 held in New Delhi on January 28, 2012. Bits Pilani tied with Manipal University for the top spot. Col MGHS Rajan, Chief Warden received the award on behalf of the University.
The parameters taken into account for the award included the air conditioned and non-air conditioned rooms for boys and girls and the furnishing in them.
The hostels are equipped with solar heating system, water cooler, internet, common telephone, common TV room, common reading room etc.  Students can have independent telephone connections on additional payment.
Night canteens, a central store, STD booths and a hostel library make the campus self sufficient in all respects.  Every hostel block is provided with cable TV, gymnasium, facilities for indoor games and ATMs too.
The hostels are managed by a Management Committee of which Mrs Vasanthi R Pai is the chairperson. The day-to- day management is looked after by a full time Chief Warden assisted by Separate Hostel Wardens from the teaching faculty.
There is an efficient redressal system to attend to suggestions or complaints from the students. Director Student Affairs and a student counselor are also available.
There are two food courts to catering different kinds of food throughout the week. Both are centrally air-conditioned.  A variety of cuisine is also available at these food courts.
 
 
 
 

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MCON, Manipal tops in implementation of HIV/AIDS training project in IndiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MCON, Manipal tops in implementation of HIV/AIDS training project in India2/18/2012 12:00 AM
 
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal has numerous achievements to its credit. And the most recent is the first prize the college bagged for implementing national project run by the Indian Nursing Council in coordination with the National AIDS Control Organization and supported by Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM 7)
The project is, “Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Nursing Training on HIV/AIDS in India”, and is implemented through 55 sub sub recipients across India. Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal is one of the sub sub recipient under this project.
 
The main aim of this project is to strengthen human and institutional capacities of the National Health System to accelerate the implementation of the National Aids Control Program III focusing on nurses from peripheral level by disseminating all information regarding HIV/AIDS, support, care and treatment protocol thus contributing towards the development of public health in India.
 
MCON. Manipal covers seven districts of South Karnataka. There are seven faculty members who have undergone the “Training of Trainers” under this project to train staff nurses. Till date MCON, Manipal has conducted 51 training sessions for training nurses on HIV/AIDS and ART and has trained 1742 staff nurses from different districts of Karnataka State.
Training of nurses has representatives from both private as well as government sectors. All staff members trained under this project are doing extremely well in the areas of Care, Support and Treatment of People Living with HIV and prevention of HIV.
 
It is, therefore, for effective implementation of this project that the award was given to MCON, Manipal at the National Review and Implementation workshop held at Jaipur on February 10 and 11, 2012. This award is for the year 2011. Dr Anice George, Dean Manipal College of Nursing and Mr Prabhath M Kalkura Project Coordinator, GFATM Project Manipal received the award from Dr Asha Sharma Vice President Indian Nursing Council.
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PG Medical & Dental: Results 2012 announcedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
PG Medical & Dental: Results 2012 announced2/24/2012 12:00 AM
 
Visit http://results.manipal.edu for results.
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Igniting scientific temper in young minds on National Science Day 3/5/2012 12:00 AM
Mangalore University Vice Chancellor, Dr Shivashankara Murthy called upon the students to pursue science as India was in need of quality scientists. Addressing students of 15 schools belonging to Academy of General Education at the concluding function of the week-long National Science Day on February 28, 2012 the Vice Chancellor said, “You are the future scientists of the country and on you will depend the country’s growth”.
Manipal University celebrates the National Science Day with a week-long science related activities for students to promote science and technology in young minds and to inform them about the advances in science. Activities such as drawing, model building, seminars, exhibitions and others are held annually, on a competitive basis.
Dr Murthy said, “if even 100 of the 500 students gathered here can take up science and do some quality research, the purpose of organizing this Science Day and creating awareness will be well served”.
He said India had talents in plenty. “All what is required is to provide them good infrastructure and nurture that talent.” He touched upon a number of topics to impress the young minds that science was of paramount importance for the growth of the country.
Dr Murthy informed the students how Nobel Prize was instituted, spoke about the green and white revolutions and also emphasized how India lagged in research and compared it with that of smaller countries like Brazil and South Korea. Having said that, he congratulated Manipal Life Science Centre (MLSC) for organizing such an event, and hoped that it would benefit the students immensely.
During the week, the students participated in several activities related to science including drawing, model building, seminars, exhibition etc. Others who addressed the students on the occasion were, Dr M.V.Kamath, honorary director, Manipal Institute of Communications and Dr M.S.Valiathan, National Research Professor and first vice chancellor of Manipal University. Dr K Satyamoorthy, director, MLSC welcomed the gathering.
 
 
 
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MIT ‘A’ men and MMMC, Manipal women are championsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MIT ‘A’ men and MMMC, Manipal women are champions3/17/2012 12:00 AM
 
Organized by
 : 
 MUTD, Manipal University, Manipal
Date of  tournament
 : 
October  7th & 8th 2011.
Venue  :   MIT Badminton Hall Manipal
No of teams  :   
 21 men and 17 women
 
Match Details
MEN :

Final :

Winners  :  MIT ‘A’ Team, Manipal

Runners-up

 : MUTD, Manipal
Semis:
                                                         MIT ’A’ Team v/s WGSHA, Manipal
                                                        MUTD, Manipal v/s MIT ’B’ , Manipal       
      
                                           
                                                   
                                                       
Match Details
WOMEN

Final :

Winners

:

MMMC, Manipal

Runners-up

 :

MIT, Manipal
Semis:
                                                     MMMC, Manipal v/s KMC, Mangalore 
                                                     MIT, Manipal v/s MCODS, Manipal
                       
  
 
Inauguration By: Dr. Ullas Kamath, Dean MMMC Manipal, Manipal University
 
Prizes Distributed By:   Dr. Ram Mohan Pai, Chief Warden MIT, Manipal and Mr. Ashok Rao, Chief Security Officer, MIT, Manipal
 
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MIT ‘A’ men and KMC, Mangalore women emerge champions in Basketball Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MIT ‘A’ men and KMC, Mangalore women emerge champions in Basketball 3/20/2012 12:00 AM
 
 
Organized by
:
 MCOAHS, Manipal
Date of tournament
:
October 1 to 3, 2011
Venue
:
KMC Baskeball Court, Manipal
No of teams
:
19 men and16 women

Match details

 

MEN :

Final :

Winners : MIT ‘A’, Manipal
Runners-up : KMC, Manipal

Semis  :

MIT ’A’ Team v/s KMC, Mangalore
KMC, Manipal v/s: KMC IC, Manipal

WOMEN:

Final :

 Winners :  KMC, Mangalore
Runners-up :

MIT, Manipal

Semis :

KMC,Mangalore v/s KMC,Manipal
MIT, Manipal v/s MMMC, Manipal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inauguration by       :        Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Prizes distributed by: Dr. B. Rajshekar, Dean, MCOAHS,Manipal
Dr.G. Arun Maiya, Associate Dean, MCOAHS, Manipal.
 
 
                   MIT 'A' men's champions
 

KMC, Mangalore   women's champions
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MIT ‘A’ Beat MIM in the final to win the titleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MIT ‘A’ Beat MIM in the final to win the title3/20/2012 12:00 AM
Organized by
:
MIT, Manipal
Date of tournament
:
 October 5 to 25, 2011.
Venue
:
MIT / KMC Cricket ground, Manipal
No of teams participated
:
22 teams
 
Results     
 
Final: 
 
Winners:  MIT ‘A’, Manipal
Runners-up:MIM, Manipal
Semi-finals:MIT ’A’ beat KMC, Mangalore
                 MIM, Manipal beat WGSHA, Manipal
Prizes distributed by: Dr. Ramamohan Pai, Chief Warden, MIT, Manipal.

 
Winners MIT 'A'
 
Runners MIM
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MCON bags a double through Sukesh and Prathima Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MCON bags a double through Sukesh and Prathima 3/22/2012 12:00 AM
Event Held:     October 15 and 16,  2011.
 
Results

 
Men’s Section:

01
Sukesh (MCON)- 26.05 secs
02  
Chakravarthy (MCODS) - 26-36 secs
03
Niranjan Kamath(MIT) - 30.29 secs
04
Saiuppalapati (KMC IC) - 31.31 secs
05 Abhishek Srivastav (MCOPS) - 31.38 secs
06 Jackson (MCON) - 32.13 secs
 
Women’s Section

01 
Prathima (MCON) - 26.00 secs
02
Vidyashree (MCON) 26-38 secs
03
Sowmya (MCON) - 27.20 secs
04
Sibil Thomas (MCON) - 27.42 secs
05 Layoni K C (MCON) - 29.42 secs
06 Asia Sarkar (KMC) - 30.42 secs


 
 
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Kasturba Medical College, Manipal beat their counterparts KMC, Mangalore to win the title. Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal beat their counterparts KMC, Mangalore to win the title. 3/27/2012 12:00 AM

Date of tournament
:
 November 5 to 7, 2011.
Venue
:
  Hockey Ground, End Point
Teams participated
:
Eleven

 
 
   
Results  
Final 
Winners
:
 KMC, Manipal
Runners-up
:
KMC, Mangalore
Semi-finals
:
KMC, Manipal beat MCOAHS
KMC, Mangalore beat MIT ‘A’, Manipal
 
 
champions 2011, KMC Manipal
 
 
 
Runners-up 2011, KMC Mangalore

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Venugopal Prabhu of MCOAHS, won the “ Mr Manipal University” title. Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Venugopal Prabhu of MCOAHS, won the “ Mr Manipal University” title.  3/28/2012 12:00 AM

Held on
:
 February 22, 2012
Venue
:
 Chaitya Hall, Valley View.
Jointly organized by
:
MCODS, Manipal and Department of Physical Education, KMC, Manipal
Total participants : 15 from 7 colleges.

Results     
 
60 Kg Category:
1.
Rahul Shyam
WGSHA
2.
Tony M George
MIT
3.
Adit Mohan Garg
KMC
 
65 Kg:
1
Manju Kiran
MCIS 
2
Ishan Varma
MIT
 
70 Kg:
1.
Jomin George
MCOAHS 
2.  
Prithvijith C
 MIT
3 . Anjani Vikas MIJM
 
75 Kg:
1.  
Venugopal Prabhu
MCOAHS
2.
Shivaraj Kumar
MIJM
 
Above 75 Kg :
1.   
Archit Bhardwaj 
MIT
2.  
Shardul Chouhan
 MIT
3.  Suhaib Urahman MIT

 
 
 
 
 
 
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MIT’A’ emerge champions with KMC, Mangalore finishing second and MIT ‘B’ Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MIT’A’ emerge champions with KMC, Mangalore finishing second and MIT ‘B’ 3/28/2012 12:00 AM

Organized by
:
 KMC, Mangalore
Date of tournament
:
September 24 and 25, 2011.
Venue
:
Examination Hall, 3rd Floor, KMC, Mangalore

Results     

First Place  
 MIT ‘A’, Manipal
Second Place
 KMC, Mangalore
 Third Place
MIT ‘B’ Team, Manipal
Fourth Place
KMC, Manipal
 Fifth Place
 MCODS, Mangalore
 Sixth Place TAPMI, Manipal
 Eighth Place MMMC, Manipal
Inauguration by Dr. Ullas Kamath,
Dean, MMMC, Manipal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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KMC, Mangalore emerge overall champions with 140 points and MIT, Manipal are runners with 133 points.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
KMC, Mangalore emerge overall champions with 140 points and MIT, Manipal are runners with 133 points.4/3/2012 12:00 AM

Hemanth Kumar KMC, Mangalore and Isha Chawla, MIT Manipal bagged individual honours in men’s and women’s sections respectively.
 
click here for All the results
 
 
 
Overall champions KMC Mangalore
 
 
 
 Overall women's champions KMC Mangalore
 
 
 
 Men's champions MIT Manipal
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MIT ‘A’ beat MIT ‘B’ to clinch Squash title Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MIT ‘A’ beat MIT ‘B’ to clinch Squash title  4/3/2012 12:00 AM
Organized by
:
 MCIS & MIC, Manipal University
Date of tournament : August 20 and 21, 2011.
Venue
:
 MARENA, Indoor Complex, Manipal
Teams participated
:
12 teams
 
Results
Final:
Winners
:
 MIT ‘A’ Team, Manipal
Runners-up
:
MIT ’B’ Team, Manipal
First Semi-final
:
 MIT ’A’ Team beat TAPMI, Manipal
Second Semi-final
:
MIT ’B’ Team beat MCODS, Manipal
Inauguration By : Dr. K. Ramnarayan, VC, Manipal University
Prizes distributed By :  Dr. Harishchandra Hebbar, Director, MCIS, Manipal

  
 
winners MIT 'A'Manipal
 
 
Runners-up MIT 'B' Manipal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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MIT A and KMC, Mangalore bagged honors in table tennis winning the men’s and women’s titles respectively. The runners-up in both sections were MIT Manipal teams.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MIT A and KMC, Mangalore bagged honors in table tennis winning the men’s and women’s titles respectively. The runners-up in both sections were MIT Manipal teams.4/5/2012 12:00 AM
Organized by
:
 ICAS, Manipal University, Manipal
Date of tournament : September 18,2011.
Venue
:
 MIT Table Tennis Hall, Manipal
No of teams
:
Men’s 17, women’s 9.Total 26 teams
 

Match details 
Men:
Final:
Winners
:
 MIT ‘A’, Manipal
Runners-up
:
MIT ’B’, Manipal
Semi-finals:
First
:
 MIT ’A’ beat KMC, Mangalore
Second
:
MIT ’B’ beat KMC, Manipal
Women: 
Final
Winners : KMC,Mangalore
Runners : MIT, Manipal
Semi-finals:
First : KMC, Mangalore beat MCODS, Mangalore
Second : MIT, Manipal beat KMC, Manipal
Inauguration By : Prof. (Col.) M. M. Shanbhag, Director, Manipal Institute of  Jewellery Management, Manipal
Prizes distributed By :  Dr. G. M. J. Bhat, Director ICAS, Manipal University.

  
 
Men's winners, MIT Manipal
 
 
Men's runners, MIT Manipal
 
 
 
Women's winners, KMC Mangalore
 
 
Women's runners, MIT Manipal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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WGSHA in the men’s section and KMC, Mangalore in the women’s section were champions in Volleyball. The runners up were, MIM, Manipal and MCOAHS respectivelyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
WGSHA in the men’s section and KMC, Mangalore in the women’s section were champions in Volleyball. The runners up were, MIM, Manipal and MCOAHS respectively4/5/2012 12:00 AM
Organized by
:
 MIM, Manipal University, Manipal
Date of tournament : February 25 and 26, 2012
Venue
:
 KMC, Manipal Volleyball Court
No of teams
:
 Men’s 18, Women’s 8. Total 26 teams
 

Match details 
Men:
Final:
Winners
:
WGSHA Manipal
Runners-up
:
MIM, Manipal
Semi-finals:
First
:
 WGSHA beat KMC, Mangalore
Second
:
MIM, Manipal beat MUTD, Manipal,
Women: 
Final
Winners : KMC, Mangalore
Runners : MCOAHS, Manipal
Semi-finals:
First :  KMC, Mangalore beat MIT, Manipal
Second : MCOAHS, Manipal beat MIM, Manipal
Inauguration By : Mr. Sudhakar Shetty, President, Udupi District Volleyball  Association.
Prizes distributed By :  Dr. H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University, Manipal and Dr. K. Ramanarayan, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Team Manipal Racing all set to hit the Wisconsin off-road track in “TMR-V3”Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Team Manipal Racing all set to hit the Wisconsin off-road track in “TMR-V3”5/3/2012 12:00 AM
Team Manipal Racing (TMR) is all set for the Burlington, Wisconsin off-road competition, SAE BAJA Wisconsin to be held from June 7 to 10, 2012. Their vehicle, “TMR V3”, was formally launched by the Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr Ramdas M Pai at the Health Sciences Library of Manipal University here on April 30, 2012. This is the third time that Manipal Institute of Technology students will be participating in the event, organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), USA. “It is a perfect platform to apply engineering knowledge and skills in a real world environment,” said team leader and captain, Siddharth Singh of 3rd mechanical, at the launch.
“We hope to do far better this time with a lot of improvement in our all terrain vehicle (ATV),” Siddharth said. It was at Wisconsin in 2009 that TMR made its first appearance. On that occasion, the team finished 97th out of 115 overall, and 14th in design. At Rochester in 2010 the team finished 62nd out of 94. Incidentally, TMR had been the best Indian team at both these meets. “Past experiences have helped us tremendously in the present venture to improve the vehicle in every way,” the team leader said.
TMR V3 features various technical advancements over previous designs; being one of India’s lightest BAJA car through extensive use of advanced, lightweight materials. Besides, better electronics are being showcased on this year’s car by the inclusion of an onboard speedometer, various instrumentation gauges permitting real-time monitoring of various vehicle performance parameters from the pit-crew. The incorporation of a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) has drastically improved turning performance and stability.
The team comprises 36 students divided into six technical and three management departments. The departments include suspension, steering, transmission, chassis, brakes and electronics under technical, while the management team is subdivided into finances, logistics and public relations. David Furtado, also a 3rd Mechanical student, is the manager of the team handling the various business aspects.
Preparations for this year’s race began way back in 2010 after the team decided to skip the 2011 event in Illinois, USA. That time was utilised to develop the design and come up with a better vehicle. The final design was completed by mid-2011 and the fabrication began in October 2011. The team channelized more effort, squeezing in hours of work around college schedule to ensure the car’s completion by mid-April. The vehicle has been extensively tested and found to be better in many ways than the previous ones. One hundred and fifteen teams from all over the world are expected to participate in this year’s competition which will include other teams from India as well.
Some of the main sponsors of the vehicle which cost Rs 11 lakhs are: Sahara India, Polaris Industries, DHFL and Idea Cellular. Dr. Krishnamurty from Mechanical Engineering is the faculty advisor while Dr. Divakar Shetty S, HoD, Mechanical and Dr. B. Rammohan Pai, HoD, Automobile Engineering have lent full support through the duration of the project.
 
 
 
 
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Manipal Group celebrates Dr TMA Pai’s birthday with a variety of programsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal Group celebrates Dr TMA Pai’s birthday with a variety of programs5/4/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal Group of Institutions celebrated the Founders’ Day on April 30, 2012 with an assortment of events. From Bhajans in the morning to a book release and speeches paying rich tributes to Dr TMA Pai, it was a packed day, ending with a delightful cultural program at Fortune Inn Valley view.
Chief Guest of the evening function was Dr Ajay Kumar, an MP from Jharkhand.  He made a power point presentation of the developments that have and are taking place in his constituency.   In that context he said, “I will be very happy to see Jamshedpur turn into an education city as well”.  In fact, that came as a spontaneous response to Manipal University Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai’s suggestion to start a project in Jamshedpur.
Former vice chancellor of Cochin University, Dr M.V. Pylee who was the guest of honour,  in his speech suggested that Manipal University should actually be renamed Dr TMA Pai Manipal University and should go for a state university status.  He said, “ This University is better than most State and Central universities in the country”.
Mr M.V. Kamath, honorary Director of Manipal Institute of Communication authored the book on Dr TMA Pai that was released by Dr Pylee. Both Mr Kamath and Dr Krishna Rao, President of Academy of General Education (AGE) recalled anecdotes from the past while paying tributes to the man who created Manipal. They reminisced instances from his younger days, from the days when the idea of a medical college was born in his mind, and how he went about doing things for posterity.  It was Dr TMA Pai 114th birthday.
Earlier, at Madhav Vihar, Laxmi Rao, Maya Kamath and Kumari Ninaada Nayak of Karkal sang bhajans for a prayerful start to the day. At the brief function, organized by Manipal University Cultural Committee, three students were felicitated for excelling in their areas of interest.
Ninaada Nayak, for outstanding performance in singing; Pratiksha Shenoy, for the exceptional performance in drawing and Manoj Kini, for being the official photographer of Force India Formula One Team Academy, held at Silverstone UK. Also his Acrylic Painting on ‘Going Green” won the All India competition conducted by Rotary International and my painting was exhibited at Holland and U.K.
In another program, Mr Raghupaty Bhat Udupi MLA inaugurated the “Ramp Facility at Asare, home for special children. Speaking on the occasion, he said he would extend all support for the welfare of the special children of Asare. Businessman Pramod Madhwaraj said he was happy to see Asare grow and praised Archana Trust for the yeoman service it was rendering to the society. Dr Vijay Ballal, trustee of Archana Trust and Dharmadarshee of Ambalpadi Mahakali and Janardhana Temple and Manipal University Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan also spoke on the occasion.
There were functions at Smriti Bhavan (Dr TMA Pai Museum) where Satish Parameshwar Hegade and Party also recited bhajans; floral tributes were paid by the university staff at the Manipal Edu building and Kasturba Hospital  OPD extension was also inaugurated.  The other function was the launch of Team Manipal Racing car, assembled by the Manipal Institute of Technology Students for the Burlington, Wisconsin, USA off-road competition
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“Manipal University is India’s Stanford,” says Dr Hasnain, Member, Scientific Advisory Council to PM at Convocation 2012 in MangaloreUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
“Manipal University is India’s Stanford,” says Dr Hasnain, Member, Scientific Advisory Council to PM at Convocation 2012 in Mangalore5/14/2012 12:00 AM
The Mangalore edition of Manipal University’s Convocation 2012 was held on Saturday, May 12 at the TMA Pai Convention Centre in Mangalore.  About 450 graduates and postgraduates received their degrees from the dignitaries on the dais. Ten doctoral degrees were also awarded. Dr Ajay Pai G of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore walked away with the honors for the best outgoing student.
Chief Guest for the function was Seyed E Hasnain, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, IIT, Delhi and Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.  He praised Manipal University in his convocation address and said that it was the Stanford of India. And added;  “India is in dire need of more such universities”.
He then spoke about higher education in the country. From gross enrolment ratio to research, he covered a number of topics in detail. In the end he congratulated the graduating students and their parents.  The ceremony lasted about two and half-hours as events unfolded with clockwork precision and executed with perfection.
After the Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai declared the convocation open, Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S.Ballal welcomed the gathering. Next, the Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan gave an overview of the University through a power-point presentation. Then came the award ceremony and the presentation of graduates. Registrar Evaluation, Dr Udayashankar administered the oath to the graduates and Dr Christopher Sudhakar, Dean MCON Mangalore, gave the vote of thanks.
  
 
 
 
 
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Manipal University impresses Finance Minister, Mr Pranab MukherjeeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University impresses Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee5/15/2012 12:00 AM
Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee was immensely impressed with facilities and great resources available at Manipal University. During his whirlwind visit to the University on May 26, 2012, he had time just enough to see only a few facilities and drive through some parts of the campus. But, that gave him a fair idea of the kind of stuff this University is made of.   
He arrived to a tightly packed schedule. On landing at End Point in an IAF chopper, he was received by the Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr Ramdas M Pai, First Lady Mrs Vasanth Pai and senior officials. His next destination was the university building where he enjoyed viewing Manipal University in all its glory in the “Experience Theater”. 
The “Experience Theater” gives a good overview of the University from its early days. Needless to say, Mr Mukherjee was left awestruck by the awesome presentation. The Theater is Manipal University in a nutshell, and is one of the wow factors of the University.
After seeing the Experience Theater, Mr Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr TMA Pai’s statue and then headed off to inaugurate the ground floor of the new Academic Block at Manipal Institute of Technology. Finally, he went to Fortune Inn Valley View for the last function, National Seminar on, “ 21st Century as the Asian Century”, organized by Manipal Centre for Asian Studies.  He addressed the gathering for exactly 20 minutes and left for Bangalore.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Member of Parliament, Jayaprakash Hegde launches Arogya Card 2012 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Member of Parliament, Jayaprakash Hegde launches Arogya Card 2012 5/14/2012 9:00 AM
 
The Manipal Arogya Card Scheme 2012 was launched at Fortune Inn Valley View in Manipal on May 25, 2012 by the Congress MP, Mr Jayaprakash Hegde by issuing the first card to Raghuram Kulal and family.

The Card instituted by Manipal University as part of its social initiative with the objective to provide quality healthcare at affordable cost to a large section of the society. Manipal Arogya Card enables a member to avail large benefits by way of discounts on inpatient and out patient treatment in various networked hospitals under Manipal Health Enterprises.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Pro Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr H S Ballal said: “by paying a small sum as membership fee anybody can obtain membership and he/she will receive his investment back as concessions from just two or three usages of the card. The membership opened today and will close on July 25,  2012.
 
 
Dr Ballal said that consultations with any specialist/super specialist doctor any number of times during the year paying only 50% of consultation fee is the most attractive among the out patient benefits of the card. 20% discount on diagnostics and laboratory investigations give considerable relief to the patient. There are other benefits too.
 
 
Manipal Arogya Card is a unique scheme in which the discounts on treatment can be availed on pre-existing diseases as well. Manipal Arogya Card is priced at just Rs 250/- for an individual card and Rs 500/- for a family card. Family includes the card holder, spouse and children below 21 years of age (any number of children). An add-on card is also available for the parents of primary card holders under the family card scheme for Rs 100/- per parent. For renewal card, 10% discount on membership fee is offered.
 
 
The Dr T M A Pai Arogya Sevak award for the best performing agents was given away by Dr Ramdas M Pai, Padma Bhushan to  Mr A N Vijendra Rao and Mr Kenchana Gowda from Davangere. Shri A N Vijendra Rao enrolled 9000 members and Mr Kenchana Gowda enrolled 5000 members during the Manipal Arogya Card scheme 2011.
 
 
Dr Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University honored the people who worked for enrolment under the scheme in Manipal Area
 
 
Dr P Sripathi Rao, Dean KMC Manipal honored the people who worked for enrolment under the scheme in Mangalore Area
 
 
Dr M V Prabhu, Dean KMC Mangalore released the Application form for the enrolment for Manipal Arogya Card 2012.
 
 
Dr (Col) R R Pulgaonkar COO & MS, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal welcomed the gathering and Dr Sunil Deshpande MS & Vice President Operations, KMC Hospitals, Mangalore proposed the vote of thanks.

Applications for the scheme is available at all networked hospitals under Manipal Health Enterprises and Syndicate Bank branches in Udupi, Mangalore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Davangere, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and in North Kerala - Kannur and Kasargod districts in Kerala.
A Helpline – 0820-2571343 or 99808 54700 or 98806 51100 has also been set-up to provide more information about the Scheme.

 
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Dr Harpreet and Sushruta emerge first and second in Essay Competition on “Manipal Legacy”Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dr Harpreet and Sushruta emerge first and second in Essay Competition on “Manipal Legacy”6/14/2012 12:00 AM
Dr Harpreet Singh and Sushruta Sridhar of KMC, Manipal emerged first and second in the Essay Competition conducted by the department of Student Affairs, Manipal on the topic, “Manipal Legacy” on March 17, 2012.  Fifty students from various institutions of the University took part.
 
 
The prize-winning essays can be accessed through the given link :
 
I Prize
 
 
 
II Prize
 
 
 
III Prize
 
 
 
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Another Golden Peacock Award for Manipal UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Another Golden Peacock Award for Manipal University7/9/2012 12:00 AM
 
 Manipal University, Manipal bagged yet another Golden Peacock Award, this time for Environment Management Award for the year 2012. Dr Karan Singh, M.P. gave away the award during the 14th World Congress on Environment Management in Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on July 7, 2012. This is yet another milestone in the pioneering efforts of Manipal University.
 Earlier, on January 22, 2012 Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chairman Manipal Education and Medical Group was awarded the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year 2011 in recognition of his immense contributions in the fields of education and healthcare.
 The jury chaired by Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and Member, UN Human Rights Commission selected Manipal University for the award.  Pro Chancellor of the University, Dr H.S.Ballal, Director General Services, Col Badri Narayanan and the environment executive, Derrick Joshua received the award. The Award is given in recognition of the excellence in Environment Management. It is to recognize the success achieved in managing environmental concerns.
About the award: Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by Institute of Directors in 1992, are now regarded as Holy Grail of Corporate Excellence worldwide. Today Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various National and Global awards, from India and over 25 countries worldwide. The Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA) instituted by the World Environment Foundation in 1998 is conferred annually. The unique feature of the World Environment Foundation (WEF), among its other aims and objectives of working in the field of conservation and development, is that it seeks to create awareness of and implement strategies for improving environmental management standards. The emphasis is on development, management and on countrywide awareness of duties of government, corporations, voluntary sector and individuals to maintain ecological balance by minimizing adverse environmental impact. To this end, the WEF instituted GPEMA to promote best strategy and management of environmental issues by organizations.  This award is presented to organizations that have attained significant achievements in the field of Environment Management.
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KMC Manipal, IISc Bangalore researchers develop non-invasive markers to pick right embryo for IVF to improve success rate Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
KMC Manipal, IISc Bangalore researchers develop non-invasive markers to pick right embryo for IVF to improve success rate 7/6/2012 12:00 AM
In a ground-breaking study, a team of researchers led by Professor Satish Adiga of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, Manipal University and Dr. Hanudatta Atreya of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have, for the first time in the country, developed a non-invasive marker which they claim can help infertility experts pick the right embryo for In Vitro Fertilization” (IVF) to increase the success rate of such fertilizations.
The other members involved in the study include; Dr. Guruprasad Kalthur (KMC), Shivananda Pudakalakatti (IISc), Shubhashree Uppangala (KMC) and Fiona D’Souza (KMC). The work was supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
In vitro fertilization, the commonly used treatment for infertility, presently has a relatively low success of around 30-40 per cent. This is because the process of selecting embryos for implantation in the mother's womb depends only on its appearance (morphology), which is highly subjective. The findings the team have been published in ‘NMR in Biomedicine’ journal in the last week of June.
Dr Adiga who is also an IVF expert said: “I believe it will eventually be possible to use this technique routinely to select the embryo in order to increase the pregnancy rate in our IVF program.  We are further researching to identify genetically healthy embryos based on this non-invasive metabolomics approach. It can also prevent abortions and reduce the incidence of genetic abnormalities in babies.”  The metabolomic profile is a unique chemical signature of the activity of embryos which is reflected in culture medium when embryos are developed in the laboratory.
“We are experimenting with different molecules which are either released or taken up by the embryos using highly sensitive Nuclear Magnetic Resonance approach and we found that the uptake of pyruvate by the embryo and pyruvate/alanine ratio in the culture medium can serve as a potential biomarker in identifying the best embryos which can undergo implantation” said Dr Atreya, a senior scientist who heads a research team in NMR Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science.
“This finding opens up the possibility of an easy and non invasive way of identifying healthy embryos, thus improving IVF success and lowering the complications associated with multiple pregnancy,” a well known IVF expert and co-author of the paper Professor Pratap Kumar said.
“This is a significant step forward towards improving the IVF success by our team,” said Professor Sripathi Rao, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
 
 
Embryologist examining an embryo
 
 
Scientist fertilizing an egg and sperm
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Manipal University member of Consortium to receive Erasmus Mundus grantUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University member of Consortium to receive Erasmus Mundus grant7/31/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal University is a member of the Consortium that has received the prestigious Erasmus Mundus grant. This Erasmus Mundus application for a project titled Interdisciplinary Bridges in Indo-European Studies (IBIES) has been selected for a grant of € 2,699,275. This was submitted by a Consortium of 12 universities in India and six universities in Europe for mobility of students and faculty members. 
 
The EU partners in this program include Leiden University, University of Milan, University of Warsaw, Reutlingen University and Hochschule Bremen led by Aarhus University, Denmark. Indian universities include Manipal University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT Madras, Delhi University, Pondicherry University, University of Calcutta, Symbiosis International University, Mangalore University, Bastar University, Banasthali University, and Vinoba Bhave University.
 
Association of European Studies in India (India), European Association of India Study Centres (Europe) are the associates in this program.
 
The grant amount is to be utilized for a total of 100 mobilities as follows:

 
Type of mobility
Number of mobilities
Undergraduates 
10
Masters
35
Doctorates
22
Post-doctorates
8
Staff
25
Total
100


 
For more details of the project you may contact neeta.inamdar@manipal.edu
 
 
 
 
 
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Patriotic fervor and enthusiasm mark Independence Day celebrations8/16/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal University celebrated the 66th Independence Day with patriotic fervor and a lot of enthusiasm. The I-Day spirit came alive when students and staff gathered at the Manipal Edu building for an hour-long function, this year hosted by Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration.
Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai unfurled the Tricolor and then inspected the guard of honour. The march past by the constituent colleges and security was smart and the smartest of them, 21 in all, was Manipal Institute of Technology. Manipal College of Nursing was the second best and the hosts WGSHA third.
Prof Parvadhavardhini G, principal of WGSHA gave the welcome address and Mr M.V.Kamath, honorary director of Manipal Institute of Communication, a veteran journalist who was witness to the Tricolour being hoisted on this day in 1947, gave a vivid description of the event in his Independence Day message.
“That was probably the greatest event in my life. I wish I could talk to you about how I felt when the Union Jack was lowered five seconds before midnight and the Tirangi Jhanda was raised, and we became free after thousand years. Even when I think of it now, my hair stands on end,” Mr Kamath recalled.
A patriotic dance by the students of WGSHA and a vote of thanks by Meenakshi Garg brought the function to a close.
 
 
 
 
 
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Manipal University celebrates diversity at International EveningUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University celebrates diversity at International Evening8/21/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal University showcased its international student exchange programs at an “International Evening” at Fortune Inn Valley View on August 16, 2012. It was the first time that about 125 interns from 25 countries came together to celebrate an evening of diverse cultures. It was an evening to remember.
IAESTE IndiaMIT and AIESEC Manipal University, the two student exchange programs under the university, and Amchi, comprising Manipal College of Dental Sciences students, which undertook a dental healthcare project in Ladakh over 10 days in the beginning of August, along with Wisdomtooth of the US and European Dental Students Association (EDSA), jointly presented the memorable evening.
Manipal University Pro Vice Chancellor Dr H Vinod Bhat informed the audience how the “International Evening” was conceived. He also gave bit of a background to IAESTE IndiaMIT, AIESEC, Amchi and the Amchi Project. Also present on the occasion were the Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan and Registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu.
Members of the Amchi team presented the project report with the help of a video. It transported the audience to Ladakh to get a glimpse of their experiences in the land of the Dalai Lama. From meeting him to treating the patients and even giving a hands-on training to the locals, everything was well covered in the video.
Thereafter, IAESTE IndiaMIT and AIESEC made their presentations to explain how they came into existence in the University and the benefits of the exchange program to the students. DR Ritesh Bhattacharjee, Project officer of Amchi gave the vote of thanks.
Then came the cultural show. First was a lively dance by the students of MCODS. The interns from AIESEC sang the famous “Hum hongey kamyab”. To highlight the global impact on cultural harmony due to the exchange of students, there was a skit by members of IAESTE
During the skit, there was another dance performance by “Blitzkrieg”, a group which have successfully performed in various parts of the country.  The curtains came down with a fashion show, which was brilliantly orchestrated by Burning Ice, the fashion group of MIT students. Every model displayed a different Indian traditional dress to complete the ethnicity of the evening.
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manipal University Board approves Dr TMA Pai Endowment ChairsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University Board approves Dr TMA Pai Endowment Chairs8/31/2012 12:00 AM
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Manipal University establishes Two Centres of Excellence 9/8/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal University Board of Management has approved Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities  (MCPH) and Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS) as Centres of Excellence with the Vice Chancellor as mentor.
 
Centres of Excellence
Manipal University
 
Why Centres of Excellence within a University?
Many universities and research institutions the world over have created separate Centres of Excellence (CoE henceforth). The primary impulse to creating such centres is to offer special assistance to certain programs based on their quality as well their special needs. Such initiatives help in attracting high quality faculty thereby increasing the impact factor of such programs, locally as well as nationally and internationally. These CoEs are characterised by the innovation and uniqueness of their programs, as well as the effectiveness and national and international visibility of its members. Such CoEs are essential to large universities since many times the rules governing the larger community may not facilitate the academic culture of teaching and research which some programs will need.  The stress in these CoEs will be on creating an environment that nurtures creativity, flexibility and original thought. CoEs will have greater autonomy and if need be, greater financial support. While they have tremendous potential to excel, they also have greater accountability in the system.
 
A CoE should be able to:
• Have faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally.
• Attract faculty from the best institutions/universities from around the world.
• Create programs that capture the attention of the best universities in the world.
• Contribute to the academic communities through membership in respected national and international committees and organizations.
• Bring in high quality students to their programs.
• Generate influential publications that make people in other universities and institutions notice the work done by the centre.
• Be a model for quality research and teaching in their disciplines, not only in India but also for other countries.
• Facilitate a network with well-known academics from around the best institutions in the world.
• Serve as a model within the University for academic freedom, innovation and accountability.
• Inculcate and develop work of interdisciplinary character to develop excellence.
• Network between different groups within the university, thereby raising the standards and expectations within the different groups in the university.
 
Why within Manipal University?
Manipal University has grown to be a large university covering many different disciplines. Historically it was started as a teaching institution and it now has very successful teaching programs in a variety of professional disciplines. The university is aware that research and other similar activities have been compromised in this model of a teaching university.
 Secondly, the university has,over the decades, focussed on professional courses in the sciences. This has led to the absence of quality programs in the social sciences and humanities. Given the state of these disciplines in India, it is indeed difficult to start programs in these disciplines which will be solely based on the teaching model. Moreover, research in pure sciences has also not been given the kind of attention it needs within this university. Hence it makes eminent sense to create two CoEs within Manipal University, one in the field of humanities and social sciences (Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities: MCPH) and the other in the area of pure sciences (Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences: MCNS).
 Thirdly, in India there are still many doubts about the role of private universities. In the Indian context, such Centres are needed within private universities since they can raise the profile of the university as well as showcase the contribution of the university to education at a national level. If the CoEs are well known then they can influence programs in other public universities in the country, thereby negating the suspicion towards private universities. Having CoEs in areas which are not the usual revenue-generating disciplines will send a strong signal to others that Manipal University looks beyond financial considerations alone. It is expected that these CoEs will also stand as a model for other public universities in their disciplines – when this happens, the profile of the university will drastically change in the perception of the public.
 
What are the advantages from CoEs to the larger university?
• Many other groups within the university will benefit from the presence of CoEs.
• It will attract well-known academics to the university.
• It will give an independent profile for good quality centres within the larger university.
• CoEscan attract greater funding since being a CoE is already a mark of quality given internally by the university.
• CoEs function as hubs to support research in other groups, both within and outside MU.
• As a CoE the quality expected in the teaching and research will be more than expected in other departments in the university. This will have an impact of the quality of the students graduating from this centre. This will then have a direct impact on the quality of the university’s alumni as well as on other teaching programs.
 
Evaluation of the CoEs
CoEs can be evaluated on the basis of their
• Knowledge output
• The impact of this output
• Standing within the national and international academic community in their disciplines
• Innovative programs which have been started by them both in teaching and research
• The network they establish with other quality programs around the world such as:
 the number and type of visitors to their centres
 collaborative programs with other institutions
• The quality of their students and the impact these students have on the discipline
• The impact the CoEs have on the local community and on the national scene
• The Board of Management of Manipal University will periodically review the progress and performance of the CoEs.
 
Specific Support by the University to the CoEs
Especially in the initial stages, the university can support the following:
• PhD Fellowships
• Postdoctoral Fellowships
• Hiring of more faculty
• Good infrastructural support including institutional space, library and so on
• Support to enable the conduct of high–quality conferences, workshops and outreach programs
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Manipal University signs MoUs with Tongji and Tianjin Universities Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manipal University signs MoUs with Tongji and Tianjin Universities 11/13/2012 12:00 AM
Manipal University which has tie-ups with a number of overseas universities, broke ground in China in the first week of November, 2012 by signing agreements with Shanghai’s Tongji  and Tianjin Universities. A delegation from Manipal University comprising Vice Chancellor Dr K Ramnarayan, Registrar, Dr Gopalakrishna Prabhu and Honorary Director, UNESCO Peace Chair at Department of Geopolitics, Prof M.D.Nalapat were present at the signing ceremony. The team had visited these Chinese Universities for a preliminary meeting in June as well.
Dr K Ramnarayan signed the documents on behalf of Manipal University, whereas, Dean of Politics and international Relations, Prof Xia Liping was the signatory for Tongji University and Prof Li Jiajun did on behalf of Tianjin University. 
The MoUs are for mutual, comprehensive partnerships in the areas of student exchange, faculty exchange, joint degrees, twinning programmes, and the exchange of research scholars and postdoctoral fellows,” said Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramnarayan. It will also facilitate exchange of academic publications, materials and information.  
 It is a step towards Manipal University’s long-term plan of opening the first ever campus of an Indian university in China. “Eventually we would like to see free creative flow both ways, as we have between India and the United States,” Dr. Ramnarayan said. “For some reason, we have ignored the potential of China, and that is something we want to tap”.  “Joint research activities are going to be important also,” he said.
Tongji University is known for its strong architecture programme and  Tianjin for engineering. In future, Manipal University would like exchanges in these two fields as well.  As of now the understanding is going to be in the field of Geopolitics and International Relations.
The agreements are indicators of Manipal University’s desire to enter into China’s education sector. The university is in talks with Chinese officials to open a campus there. Manipal already has campuses in Dubai, Nepal, Antigua and Malaysia.
Dr. Ramnarayan said he was keen to bring Chinese students to India, as an increasing number of their students were pursuing higher-studies overseas, China was beginning to recognize the qualities of Indian universities. The point he made was that four students could study in India for the cost of one student going to the U.S. or Europe.
 
Members of Manipal University and Tongji University after signing the MoU in Tongji University, China.
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The 15th Convocation was unique11/15/2012 12:00 AM
With close to 4000 students scheduled to receive their degrees, the 15th edition of Manipal University Convocation had something unique about it. It was spread over two days. On the first day, November 10, 2012, degrees were awarded to those who completed doctorates and post-graduate studies. All gold medal winners were also feted at KMC Greens, which was the venue.
On the second day of the extended Convocation, the engineering students received their degrees at an elaborate ceremony held on the MIT campus while the graduates of all other institutions received their degrees at another function held at KMC Greens.  Both these were held in the forenoon.
Nobel Laureate, Dr R. K. Pachauri, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi was the chief guest for the function on the first day. Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal was the chief guest on the second day at the Greens and Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan did the honors at MIT. Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr H Vinod Bhat was present along with Dr Ballal and the Registrar, Dr G.K. Prabhu was with Dr Ramnarayan at MIT.
With the increasing number of students at the Convocation every year, the University decided to have it on two days for a better management of the entire show.  On the first day, former Chief Justice of India, Justice Mr MN Venkatachaliah was conferred honorary doctorate, Doctor of Laws (LL.D).  Twentythree scholars were awarded PhD and   15 meritorious students from different institutions received gold medals.
 
Gold Medal winners
 
Best outgoing BE graduate (Manipal Institute of Technology) Ms Kavya Srinet.
 
Best outgoing B Pharm graduate (Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Ms Sanchari Basu Mallik.
 
Best outgoing BDS graduate (Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore) Mr Benjie Law Zi Yuan.
 
Best outgoing BHM graduate (Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal) Ms Aarthi Seshadri
 
Best outgoing BSc Nursing graduate (Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal) Ms Tenzin Choekyi
 
Best outgoing BA Journalism & Communication Studies graduate (Manipal Institute of Communication)
    a)  Ms Vrinda Manocha and
    b) Mr Aditya Valiathan  Pillai
 
Best outgoing graduate  student of Allied Health Sciences (Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences) Ms Fatema Mustafa Amijee
 
Best outgoing BSc Biotechnology graduate (Manipal Life Sciences Centre) Ms Shilpa Patil
 
Best outgoing BBA graduate (Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management) Ms  Subha Ravindranath Cheleri
 
Best outgoing B Arch graduate (Manipal School of Architecture & Planning) Ms Deepika Peethambaran Nambiar
Best outgoing M Pharm postgraduate (Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Ms Suthar Neelam Ashokkumar
 
Best outgoing MS Communication postgraduate (Manipal Institute of Communication) Ms Sonia Ghalian
 
Best outgoing MS Information Science  postgraduate (Manipal Centre for Information Science) Mr Shekhil Hassan T
 
Best outgoing MBA postgraduate (Manipal Institute of Management) Mr Vinay Raju Gowda
 


 
 
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