After breaking into the top 100 in BRICS (QS) Ranking last year, Manipal University, the pioneering force in higher education in India, finds a place in the QS Asian University Rankings 2014 released last week. Of the 300 Asian Universities that have been ranked, 17 Indian institutions find a place. While most of them are the IITs, Manipal University, at 181, leads amongst the private Indian universities in the ranking
The annual Asian rankings of QS are a regional variant of the global world university rankings which are being published annually since 2004. The Asian rankings are based on responses from 43,000 Asian and international academics, 8,000 Asian and international employers, and evaluation of 491 institutions.
Reacting to the ranking, Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Manipal University said, “It is a significant achievement for Manipal University and other private Indian education institutions to be acclaimed by an esteemed body such as QS Rankings. This will encourage private education in India. It will also motivate institutions like Manipal University to strive harder and secure a better position among international institutions
Some of the parameters for the ranking are: academic reputation of university among employers, student/ faculty ratio, research by faculty, citations per paper. QS released the rankings in association with the Indian Centre for Assessment & Accreditation (ICAA) in New Delhi.
Manipal University encourages research by faculty members and provides incentives for research output in the form of publications and patents and also encourages teaching faculty to compete for research funding and rewards success in the form of academic allowances and research incentives. The University is home to nearly 28,000 students from 52 countries pursuing undergraduate and post graduate programs in diverse subjects. The University has a strong alumni network of over 94,000 members.
About Manipal University:
Manipal University, a part of the Manipal Education Group, is widely recognized for imparting high quality professional education. Founded 58 years ago by Dr. T. M. A. Pai, Manipal University is located in the bustling student town of Manipal (in Karnataka). Manipal University was the first private institute to be recognized as a Deemed University by the Government of India in 1993 and is the preferred destination for students from over 53 countries. Manipal University offers programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Management, Mass Communication, Information Sciences, Hotel Management, Regenerative Medicine and many more. India’s top ranked institutions, including Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Kasturba Medical College (KMC) are a part of Manipal University. These colleges have consistently been rated among the India’s top 10 institutions, in their respective fields, in different surveys over the last few decades. Manipal has come to be recognized for its excellence in Medical and Engineering programmes.
The University campus is home to a world-class education infrastructure, which houses one of the best anatomy museums, and one of the finest libraries in Asia. The fully equipped campus also has a research centre of national repute. Manipal University is a fully “Digital Campus” with a WiFi network encompassing the vast expanse of 1,000 acres. The entire campus is also committed to being green and eco-friendly, with manifold environmental practices initiated among students and faculty alike. The Manipal University colleges are highly regarded for its distinguished faculty, who bring academic excellence and industry relevance to their teaching.
The University town of Manipal is often compared with Nalanda of yore for its excellent academic reputation, experienced and dedicated faculty, outstanding clinical facilities, and superior environment that nurtures education.
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