Manipal University,MIT manipal
In 1953, T.M.A. Paifounded India's first private medical school, Kasturba Medical College, [ 8 ]and five years later the Manipal Institute of Technologywas formed. Ramdas Paitook over the management in 1979 after the death of T.M.A. Pai. Initially all degrees were awarded by Karnataka Universityand later Mysore University. From 1980 to 1993 they were awarded by Mangalore University. The current organizational structure was formed in 1993, when Manipal University (then known as the Manipal Academy of Higher Education) was accorded deemed university status by the University Grants Commission. [ 9 ]The university is certified as an ISO 14001:2004organization. [ 10 ]In, 2007, it rebranded itself as Manipal University. [ 11 ]The legal name remains the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. [ 12 ]
Manipal University is governed by the chancellor, Ramdas Pai, who reports to the academic senate. The pro-chancellor is H. S. Ballaland vice-chancellor is K. Ramnarayan. It is organized into 19 colleges and 7 departments. [ 2 ]
The university is composed of the following schools:
*.Kasturba Medical College, Manipaland Mangalore
*. Manipal Life Science Center, Manipal
*.Manipal College of Dental Sciences Manipaland Mangalore
*.Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, Mangaloreand Bangalore
*. Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design, Manipal
*.Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal, Mangaloreand Bangalore
*. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
*. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
*. International Center for Applied Sciences, Manipal
*. Manipal Center for Informational Science, Manipal
*. Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal
*. Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia
*. Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal
*. School of Jewellery Management, Manipal
*. Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal and Bangalore
*. School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore
*. Department of European Studies, Manipal
*. Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal
*. ICICI Manipal Academy, Bangalore
The university is made up of the following departments:
*. Department of Geopolitics, Manipal
*. Department of Commerce, Manipal
*. Department of Statistics, Manipal
*. Department of Public Health, Manipal
*. Department of Sciences, Manipal
*. Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal
*. Department of Advanced Pharmaceutical Science, Manipal
*. Department of Culinary Arts, Manipal
There is one autonomous institute
*. T. A. Pai Management Institute
Campuses in Manipal
The campus covers 313 acres (1.27 km2) [ 13 ]of land [ 13 ]and is centered in the university townof Manipal. The campus is divided into two areas: the healthsciences campus and the engineering campus.
Healthsciences Campus (Manipal)
The dormitoriesare segregated by sex, with 7 hostels for men and 13 for women. There is a mix of air-conditioned and regular rooms, with both single- and double-occupancy rooms.
Each hostel is run by a warden, while the entire system is governed by a chief warden. The medical colleges have centrally located lecture hallsnear the Healthsciences library and administrative building. [ 14 ]The campus has a food courtthat serves over 800 people and is centrally air conditioned. Cuisine ranges from Indianto continentalfood. [ 15 ]The campus includes the Center for Basic Sciences, healthcare colleges and the Kasturba Hospital.
The Innovation Centre was established during the 50th anniversary of the Manipal Institute of Technology(MIT): It is a research center in which funding is provided to students, faculty and the university.
The campuses have playgrounds and courts for cricket, hockey, football, tennis, basketball, badminton and volleyball. [ 16 ]There is a gym and an athletics track. [ 16 ]MARENA, The indoor sports complex in Manipal, which covers an area of 142,132 sq ft (13,204.5 m2), has badminton courts, , basketball courts, squash court and an indoor jogging track along with a gym and a sauna. [ 16 ]
Manipal University has a chain of six libraries that support its schools. [ 17 ]
*.The Health Sciences Library [ 18 ]has 150,000 square feet on five floors for the use of students, faculty and researchers of health sciences. It can accommodate up to 1,300 users [ 18 ]at a time.
*.The Kasturba Medical College Central Library, Mangalorewas established in 1953. [ 19 ]The library is 2,025 sq. meters on three floors [ 19 ]and can accommodate over 400 users. [ 19 ]
*.The central library of Manipal Institute of Technology is a three-storey building occupying an area of about 70,000 square feet (6,500 m2). [ 20 ]It can accommodate 800 users [ 20 ]at a time.
*.WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration library was established in 1986. [ 21 ]The library is equipped with 5,634 books [ 21 ]on hotel management and allied subjects. It subscribes to nearly 40 journals [ 21 ]on general and trade subjects from all over the world.
*.The Manipal Institute of Communication library, has over 9,000 books [ 22 ]and other resources, is spread over an area of 3,000 square feet (280 m2), [ 22 ]and can accommodate around 100 students. [ 22 ]The library is equipped with books, Internet browsing, online database, online journals, CDs/DVDs, etc. There is a separate audio-visual room to view electronic documents.
*.The Manipal Institute of Management (MIM) Library and Information Centre has a vast collection of management books and the latest national and international journals. [ 23 ]MIM is the only institute in south India having access to the UN Depository Collection. [ 23 ]
Manipal University encourages research. Budgetary provisions are given for research through capital allocations for the maintenance of animal facility, consumables, equipment etc. Experts from research groups from all over the world contribute as adjunct members of faculty. Rs 1.5 crore [ 24 ]was sanctioned to MIT in 2008¨C2009 towards funding innovation. A five-member student team from MIT won the prestigious Innovation Competition in 2008, [ 25 ]organized by GE¡¯s largest R&D centre outside the U.S.: the John F. Welch Technology Centre(JFWTC) Bangalore. [ 24 ]
MIT has interdisciplinary labs constituted under the Innovation Centre, where several research programmes in emerging areas such as nanotechnology, ad hocwireless networks, nuclear engineering, VLSIdesign and pattern recognition are being pursued. A collaborative project with Philips in the area of sustainable and ecofriendly technology and telemedicine at the BOP level is being pursued. [ 26 ]
MCOPS, Manipal sends its second-year postgraduate (PG) students for collaborative research programmes at R&D centres all over the country. Often the research carried out by them becomes a part of the intellectual property of the company. MCOPS has ongoing programmes in novel drug delivery systems, formulation development and preclinical screening of drug candidates. The TIFAC CORE programme in pharmacogenomicsenvisages the development of personalized medicine. The MLSC engages its laboratories in rendering diagnostic advice to Kasturba Hospital in complicated cases. MCOPS has signed a memorandum of understandingwith the University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA, under which a candidate registered for Ph.D. under MU will receive training and research guidance at the Laramie campus, leading to a split-campus Ph.D. MCOPS has been awarded a 1.3 crore [ 24 ]DST research grant in collaboration with US Vitamins, Ltd Mumbaifor the development of biodegradablesustained-release formulations. [ 24 ]
The Manipal Life Science Centre has a dedicated research team and is undertaking several research projects funded by DBT, DST, etc. MLSC is linked to several international research institutions such as Wistar Institute Philadelphia, University of Queensland, etc. A patient-friendly device for the early detection of malignancy has been developed by the Department of Laser Spectroscopy collaboration with M/s Philips. [ 27 ]
Manipal Advanced Research Group
The Manipal Advanced Research Group was formed in early 2006 [ 28 ]with an aim to grow new research projects in fundamental sciences and promote interdisciplinary cooperation in areas between basic research, biomedical scienceand engineering. [ 29 ]Agreements for academic collaborations in the natural sciences have been signed with GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Joint Institute for Nuclear Researchand Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. [ 30 ]Notes