The soul of college / university life is the fraternities on the campus – the clubs that become a surrogate family for a student, helping him/her grow and explore latent talents in fields other than academics.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education has a strong tradition of student bodies and clubs that attract students from all disciplines, cutting across colleges, courses, and nationalities. It is one of the features that imbue Manipal with a singular charm, a unique advantage over other university campuses.

There are technical clubs for the academically inclined; there are cultural clubs that give a student the opportunity to dabble in the fine arts, music, dance, theatre – everything that feeds the mind and spirit.

Indeed, a student has much to look forward to on the Manipal campus, besides classroom learning, and laboratory practical sessions, or even regular dives into library shelves.

Teaching faculty and other staff are equally enthusiastic about these clubs and it is marvellous how a teacher and student interchange roles during a technical club workshop; but perhaps nothing quite takes one’s breath away like the sight of a retired teacher doing the Yakshagana , a traditional form of folk theatre performed in rural Karnataka, on the plains of the modern bustling town, Manipal. It is one of the many reasons we get students from 59 countries and counting.