Eligibility & Admissions 2024

MAHE admits candidates under Indian / Domestic (General) or Foreign / NRI category (International), on fulfilling the eligibility requirements. All admissions are on the basis of merit.


Foreign / NRI category seats are available only for

  • Foreign Nationals
  • Candidates with NRI status
  • Candidates sponsored by relatives with NRI status
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)

Foreign / NRI / NRI Sponsored category seats are NOT equivalent to payment / management / reserved seats.


Who Can Apply Under


Click on the following links to know more about the eligibility criteria & admission process for the various category of programs offered by the constituent units / departments of MAHE Manipal for Admissions 2024


In addition to the above, MAHE Manipal also offers



Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) reserves the right to change the Eligibility and Admission Process. Changes (if any) will be updated in the respective documents uploaded on this page



  • Candidates are deemed to have read and understood the Eligibility requirements & Admission Process
  • All admissions are subject to fulfillment of all the eligibility conditions by the candidate. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility requirements for the course(s) applied, at the time of Merit List Preparation / Counseling (online / offline) / 1st year fee payment / Orientation / (online / offline) Class commencement (as applicable). 
    • If it is found at a later stage, during active verification, that the candidate has given false information / qualification obtained from unrecognized Board / University or is found to have concealed some information regarding eligibility or deliberately delayed submission of marks / grade sheets inspite of multiple reminders, his / her admission will be cancelled without any notice and the paid fee will be forfeited.
  • Mere inclusion in the merit list or call for online / offline counseling does NOT guarantee admission to a course.
  • All admissions are through merit and MAHE (Manipal / Mangalore / Bangalore / Jamshedpur campuses) has NO agents or middlemen or consultants, for admissions or related activities
  • Jurisdiction for dispute (if any) shall be at Udupi court only.


The following Under Graduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and Super Speciality (SS) programs have Entrance Test as part of the admission process

National Entrance Exams

Under Graduate (UG)

Health Science: Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Science, Technology & Management: Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)


Post Graduate (PG)

Health Science: All Doctor of Medicine (MD) / Master of Surgery (MS) / Post Graduate (PG) Diploma Programs, All Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) / Post Graduate (PG) Diploma Programs, Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics


Super Speciality (SS)

Health Science: All Doctorate of Medicine (DM) / Master of Chirurgiae (MCh) Programs


Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

Under Graduate (UG)

Health Science: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), BSc Biotechnology, BSc Nursing, All Allied Health Programs

Technology & Science: All Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programs

Management, Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Law:  All Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs

Post Graduate (PG)

Health Science: All M.Sc. Medical Programs, M.Sc. Clinical Embryology, M.Sc. Reproductive and Developmental Biology, M.Sc. Reproductive Genetics, M.Sc. Data Science, All Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) programs, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Post Baccalaureate, All Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) programs, M.Sc. Audiology, M.Sc. Speech & Language Pathology, M.Sc. by Research in Life Sciences, M.Sc. Genome Engineering, M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology, M.Sc. Molecular Biology & Human Genetics, M.Sc. Systems Biology, M.Sc. Tissue Engineering

Technology & Science: All Master of Technology (MTech) programs, All Master of Engineering (ME) programs

Management, Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Law: MA Media & Communication, MA Film Art & Film Making, Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Corporate Communication


Department Test (DT)

Under Graduate (UG)

Technology & Science: Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM), BA Culinary Arts


Post Graduate (PG)

Health Science: MSc Forensic Science, MSc Genetic Counseling, Master of Optometry (M Optom), All Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Programs, M.Sc. Cardiac Catheterization & Intervention Technology, M.Sc. Echocardiography, M.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology (MIT), All M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Programs, M.Sc. Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT), M.Sc. Renal Replacement Therapy & Dialysis technology (RRT&DT), Nurse Practitioner Critical Care Post Graduate (PG) Residency Programme



Manipal Entrance Test (MET) + Department Test (DT)

Post Graduate (PG)

Health Science: M.Sc. Clinical Psychology 


Important Links

  1. Apply Online
  2. Programs Offered
  3. Indian (Domestic) / International Admissions
  4. Eligibility & Admission Process
  5. Entrance Exams
  6. Fees and Refunds
  7. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  8. Public Advisory
  9. Destination Manipal on Social Media: YouTubeInstagram


For Indian Admissions, Please email admissions@manipal.edu for any clarifications

For International Admissions, please email intladm@manipal.edu for any clarifications