For the first time in its history, Manipal University, has made it to the top 200 positions in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) University Asia Ranking list. QS is an annual publication and this year 350 universities from 17 countries were considered for ranking.
Reacting to the progress being made by the University, Chancellor, Dr Ramdas M Pai said, “I am glad to learn Manipal University has achieved the 200th position in Asia. I am sure we will continue to do better in improving our rank in the years to come. We have done well in the rankings by magazines within the country, which is indication of the good progress we are making. I am also glad with the progress we are making in research”.
Dr H. Vinod Bhat, the Vice Chancellor said, “I am delighted to know that Manipal University has entered the QS Asia 200 ranking list. The last one year saw operationalizing of several new initiatives including three Centers of Excellence – Center for Avionics, Center for Newborn Errors of Metabolism and Center for Biophotonics. We also started 40 other centers which have already started yielding results through their research and publications, thereby contributing to the visibility of the University”.
He added, “Manipal University is now leading the Basic Medical Science initiative as a part of the National Program for Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) in collaboration with IIT Madras. I am very confident that these actions plus some more that we have planned for the next 12 months will improve our standing when it is time for 2017 ranking”.
Manipal University and few of its constituent institutions have done exceedingly well in some of the rankings this year. Education World Survey top-ranked the University (Private) in the country and THE WEEK survey also gave the pride of place among private universities to Manipal.
As for the institutions, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences was declared the best in the country among pharmacy colleges by the Union HRD Ministry’s ranking, THE WEEK’s survey on best colleges published recently placed Manipal College of Dental Sciences and Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in the top position in the country. KMC Manipal was second and KMC Mangalore 9th among private institutions and Manipal Institute of Technology 9th among private engineering colleges.