Quality Department

The Quality and Compliance department is working with the following objectives: 


Quality Objectives

  • Implementation of a Quality management system in a phased manner in all the institutions of the university based on the goals and objectives of each financial year.  The system comprises the implementation of relevant standards, accreditations, and practising business excellence models and also to develop an integrated quality model that covers all relevant standards.
  • Taking necessary steps towards sensitisation, training and maintaining the quality auditors’ pool for the university and its constituent units and arranging cross-quality audits at various constituent institutes and associate hospitals
  • Creating an atmosphere to nurture quality as a culture
  • Facilitating the sharing of best practices across institutions of excellence at national and global levels and getting an insight into the working of the institutions.
  • Understanding our strengths and weaknesses, the quality department, from time to time, processes and compiles applications for national and international awards and accreditations by various statutory and other prestigious bodies


Compliance Objectives

  • Assisting the constituent units to comply with the requirements of Statutory / Regulatory / Govt. bodies.
  • Organizing Academic audits at constituent units.
  • Assisting the constituent units in starting new programs and renewal of existing programs
  • Assisting University in preparing applications for starting new units/departments/programs


Quality Policy

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, MAHE aims to strengthen its unique value system through: 

  • Providing value-based higher education and healthcare services at par with International Standards;
  • Promoting Research and collaborations;
  • Meeting the societal objectives;
  • Enhancing the proficiency of its students, staff and faculty to achieve global competency through training and development;
  • Demonstrating continual quality improvement in all its academic, healthcare services and co-curricular activities through upgrading the delivery system and sharing the best practices;
  • Exceeding the expectations of the beneficiaries, stakeholders and regulatory bodies.




  • Ranked 951-1000 in the prestigious QS World University Ranking 2024
  • Ranked 215 in the prestigious QS Asia University Ranking 2023: Global
  • Ranked 40 in the prestigious QS Asia University Ranking 2023: Southern Asia
  • Ranked No. 101 -150 in Pharmacy subject ranking in the world by QS Subject ranking 2023, Domestic rank 2
  • Ranked No. 251 -300 in Medicine subject ranking in the world by QS Subject ranking 2023. Domestic rank 2
  • Ranked No. 501 -550 in Biological Sciences subject ranking in the world by QS Subject ranking 2022. Domestic rank 14
  • Ranking No. 368 in Life Science and Medicine (Broad Subject) in the world by QS Subject ranking 2022. Domestic rank 2
  • Ranked No. 601 -630 in Chemistry & Natural Sciences subject ranking in the world by QS Subject ranking 2022. Domestic rank 23
  • Ranked No. 651 -680 in Computer Science and Information system subject ranking in the world by QS Subject Ranking 2022. Domestic rank 25



  • Ranked No. 801 - 1000 in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023
  • Ranked 251-300 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 251-300 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023.
  • THE University Impact Rankings 2023:

o    Overall – 301-400

o    SDG 2 Zero Hunger – Rank 201-300

o    SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing – Rank 101-200

o    SDG 4 Quality Education – Rank 25

o    SDG 5 Gender Equality - Rank 4

o    SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation – Rank 201–300

o    SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production – Rank 301–400

o    SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals – Rank 401–600


  • THE Reputational Rank 2022 (Released on November 16, 2022)

o    Overall - 286

o    Teaching – 220

o    Research – 304


  • THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023 (Released on October 25, 2022)

o    Clinical & Health 151-175

o    Comp. Science 801+

o    Life Science 601-800

o    Engineering 801-1000

o    Physical Sciences 801-1000

o    Business and Economics 601-800



  • Ranked No. 901-1000 for the first time in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022 by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy


UI Green Metrics Ranking 2022

  • Ranked # 1 in India, 39 globally under Suburban category and 121 globally as World's Most Sustainable University in UI Green Metric Ranking 2022


NIRF 2023

  • MAHE – Overall – 16
  • MAHE – University – 6
  • MAHE – Research – 25
  • MAHE – Innovation – 51-100
  • MCODS Manipal – Dental – 2
  • MCODS Mangalore – Dental – 8
  • MCOPS Manipal – Pharmacy – 9
  • KMC Manipal – Medical – 9
  • MSAP Manipal – Architecture – 25
  • KMC Mangalore – Medical – 30
  • TAPMI Manipal – Management – 42
  • MIT Manipal – Engineering - 61


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Quality Measure

  • Periodic Internal & external quality system audits
  • Periodic Management Review meetings to discuss the outcome of the quality audits and to review and monitor the corrective and preventive actions taken to meet the objectives and for continual improvement.


Statistical Bureau

  • The Statistical Bureau provides statistical information related to students, courses, library facilities, teaching staff and non-teaching staff to agencies such as UGC, AIU and other regulatory bodies.
  • All this information is gathered from colleges/institutions and teaching departments once in six months (January and July).
  • It also publishes the convocation and annual reports for the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, giving information about workshops and conferences conducted by the concerned departments, faculty publications and other academic activities.
  • Coordinates the activities of Scholarship portals like State Scholarship Portal, National Scholarship Portal etc.



MAHE has been granted the top accreditation grade of "A++" with a CGPA of 3.65. As per NAAC, only institutions that achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.51 on a maximum scale of 4 are awarded the 'A++' rating, signifying a high level of academic achievement and excellence.


Contact for Compliance related matters

Dr Sandeep Shenoy

Director, Compliance

91-820- 2925341/2922422



Contact for Quality related matters

Dr Christopher Sudhakar

Director, Quality 

91-820- 2923294/23436



Contact for Quality & Compliance related matters at the Mangalore Campus

Dr Mangala M. Pai

Deputy Director, Quality & Compliance (Mangalore Campus)




Contact for Quality & Compliance related matters at the Manipal Campus

Chandrashekar Rao

Asst. Manager – Admin & Operations




Jayamala P

Senior Executive




Contact for Data Analytics

Srikant R Gumaste

Data Scientist




Contact for Statistical Bureau

Shruti Shekar Poojari