“I have now made two very worthwhile trips to MCH. Each visit was marked by much intellectual stimulus and serious discussions with the faculty and students, among whom the morale was high, the scholarly commitment intense and genuine, and the quality uniformly excellent.”
Akeel Bilgrami, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA
“I have taught literature all my life in Indian and foreign Universities. Nowhere in my experience have philosophy and social sciences been taught in an interdisciplinary way except in this school. MCH has an excellent approach in its syllabus and its students will be unique as practitioners and teachers of literature. I could see they are trained to think creatively because of the courses they take in several branches of the Humanities.”
UR Ananthamurthy, Eminent Kannada writer and Jnanpith laureate
“MCH is asking its students to take as seriously as possible core questions in culture and power, across time – at present and though history – and space – in India and outside of India. It is demanding that they learn major works, both theoretical and empirical. It is inviting them to confront the problems, and promises, of disciplinary and interdisciplinary work…what more could one possibly provide one’s students?”
Sheldon Pollock, Professor of South Asian Studies, Columbia University, USA
“MCH has an international reputation because of its extraordinary faculty who are committed to studying how mind, body, and society are co-constitutive, or bound together to form our ethical dispositions toward law, medicine, education, and economics.”
Carolyn Rouse, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University, USA
“The learning at MCH is not just within the classroom, the entire environment surrounding the Centre is designed to facilitate conversations about new ideas with peers and faculty. The writing-intensive approach of the course encourages us to apply concepts discussed in the classroom to our individual areas of interest. This gives us the space to develop in our individual research fields, while constantly discovering new ideas.”
Chitralekha Manohar, MA student (2012-2014)
"Having not lived in a university town before, I reached Manipal with many reservations. However, MCH helped me unlearn the irrational fear I had always associated with following my thought to its end, and in that manner also to write and read earnestly. I would recommend the experience of MCH to anybody who likes the sea, a library and critical articulation."
Laxmi Priya, MA student (2014 - 2016)
"Being part of the undergraduate course at MCH has been a truly rewarding experience from the very first day. The program has been designed very meticulously and reflects MCH's commitment to contemporary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Not to mention the exceptional student-faculty ratio of MCH that allows for personal interaction and mentorship that extends beyond the classroom. There is always a lot happening outside the classroom too, and one is afforded the time, space and encouragement to pursue extra-curricular interests across the spectrum. And of course, the beach is only a thirty minute bus ride away!
Nikhil Ravishankar, BA student