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Our heritage

The origin of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG)
The roots of MEMG date back to 1953, when our founder Dr. T.M.A. Pai set up Kasturba Medical College on a barren hill on the outskirts of the town of Udupi in the State of Karnataka. In the subsequent years, many other academic institutions followed suit and this vibrant campus became the town of Manipal. All these institutions were brought under the umbrella of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) that became India’s first deemed university in 1993.

Formed in 2004 to consolidate various segments of institutions and businesses, the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) has transformed the lives of more than 3,00,000 students from over 60 countries, through its 11 campuses and 6 universities (3 of which are in India and recognised by the University Grants Commission) spread across 5 countries. MEMG comprises 4 key verticals- Education, Healthcare, Research and Foundation. All institutions and businesses under MEMG are governed by a charter that requires them to offer socially relevant and affordable services.

MEMG includes Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE, Karnataka, and Dubai), Sikkim Manipal University (Sikkim), American University of Antigua (Caribbean Islands), Manipal International University (Malaysia) and Manipal University Jaipur (Jaipur).

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
MAHE alone has 2,500 faculty and almost 10,000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication, and humanities in the university town of Manipal.

The university has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai (UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.

MAHE has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education. These include educational facilities like the Simulation Lab with computer driven Manikins, an Innovation Centre, one of Asia’s largest health sciences libraries, one of the world’s best anatomy museums, a business incubation centre and various other centers of excellence. Academic collaborations and twinning programs with several universities in the US, UK, Australia, and other countries ensure that students get international exposure and expertise. The MARENA, a massive indoor sports complex with five badminton courts, four squash courts, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a hi-tech gym and a walking track, reflects the university’s belief that a healthy mind needs a healthy body.

MAHE is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified and has won the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007- 2008.

Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ)
MEMG launched Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) in 2011 on an invitation from the Government of Rajasthan, as a self-financed State University. Academic excellence was redefined in the region, with the Manipal way of learning; one that inspires students of all disciplines to learn and innovate through practical, hands-on experience. This multi-disciplinary university offers career-oriented courses at all levels, i.e., UG, PG and doctoral, and across diverse streams including management, computer applications, engineering, architecture, planning, fine arts, hospitality, humanities, journalism and mass communication, sciences, law, commerce, etc. MUJ has nurtured a legacy of inspiring changemakers, impressive alumni that has impacted change worldwide, faculty members who are at the forefront of their fields, world-class infrastructure, and a cutting-edge digital campus.

Last year, MUJ started a new chapter when the University Grants Commission (UGC) entitled the university to offer online degree programmes (MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA) and the first cohort started class in April 2021. In addition to this, the university has started offering online B Com, M Com and MA JMC from December 2021.

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