Published On: Tue, Feb 2nd, 2010

Manipal University launches new courses

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Manipal University has added ten new courses  including Masters in European Studies and Management,  MS in Wireless Embedded Systems and IT Management, MTech in Chemical  and Environmental Engineering and MSc in Pharmacoeconomics, and MSc Clinical Research.  The total number of courses now offered by the University is 264.

Dr G.K. Prabhu,  Registrar, Manipal University said,  that with start of Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal has launched courses in humanities. The university till now catered to higher education in medicine, engineering and management. “Diploma in Gandhian and Peace Studies, and also Certificate courses in Public Health and Global Health have already started,” he said.

The  University has a tradition of encouraging meritorious and deserving students to perform to their full potential by providing them with scholarships. “The allocation for the year 2010 is Rs 12.23 crores. It was Rs 7.93 crores in 2009 and Rs 6.83 crores prior to that,” said Prabhu. Candidates admitted to MBBS course within the first 500 ranks and BDS, BE, BPharm courses within the first 1000 ranks of the respective merit list are offered 100% freeship.

AICTE has introduced the scheme on tuition fee waiver for women, economically backward and physically handicapped meritorious students joining BE, BPharm and BHM courses. There is a 10 percent tuition fee waiver for students of schools and colleges of Academy of General Education (AGE) joining any course at Manipal University. However, the waiver will be 25 percent for those students joining Allied Health Sciences or Nursing courses. A similar waiver of tuition fees, 10 per cent and 25 per cent respectively, is applicable for Konkani students also.

Other scholarships include GE Scholarship, Harish B Fund Scholarship, ISLE Scholarship, ITC Scholarship, Maulana Azad National Scholarship and Philips Scholarships.

Manipal University has robust relationships with several US, European and Australian Universities regarding student and faculty exchange and collaborative research. 14 best students of KMC Manipal and Mangalore get to do their one month elective clinical training in Utrecht University and Groningen University in the Netherlands. Similar scholarships are available to students of Media & Communication in University of Queensland, Australia and Hochschule Bremen, Germany. Students of MIT get opportunities to do their internships in various Universities and industries across the world by being members of IAESTE.