Union HRD Min­is­ter

Prakash Javadekar

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This is a defin­ing mo­ment for MAHE, com­ing in its 25th year. The re­spon­si­bil­i­ties at­tached to this cov­eted sta­tus are mam­moth but not in­sur­mount­able: Vice Chan­cel­lor, Dr H. Vinod Bhat. The de­ci­sion to pick Manipal Academy of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion, Manipal as an “In­sti­tute of Em­i­nence” was re­ceived with ju­bi­la­tion here in the Univer­sity. From the Chan­cel­lor to the stu­dents, all wait­ing with baited breath for the an­nounce­ment, broke into cel­e­bra­tions on get­ting the news in a tweet from the Union HRD Min­is­ter Mr Prakash Javadekar on the morn­ing of July 9, 2018. In­ci­den­tally, MAHE has the high­est rank among pri­vate In­dian uni­ver­si­ties in the QS Rank­ing. It was, in­deed, a Red-Let­ter Day for the Univer­sity. Chan­cel­lor, Dr Ram­das M Pai was ex­tremely happy with Union HRD Min­istry’s de­ci­sion to select Manipal Academy of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion, Manipal as an In­sti­tute of Em­i­nence. “The sta­tus thus ac­quired will serve as an in­spi­ra­tion for us to move for­ward with greater con­fi­dence and re­solve to raise the stan­dard of teach­ing and re­search to higher lev­els,” he said and added, “This devel­op­ment is a step­ping stone for our Univer­sity to earn pres­tige of be­ing one among the top 200 uni­ver­si­ties in the world. We will di­rect our ef­forts to achieve this dis­tinc­tion and live up to the ex­pec­ta­tions of the Govern­ment of In­dia. Wel­com­ing the move to pro­vide spe­cial sta­tus to the Univer­sity, Pro Chan­cel­lor Dr H.S. Bal­lal said; “De­spite In­dia be­ing the third largest ed­u­ca­tion provider in the world, our uni­ver­si­ties are dis­mally placed in world rank­ings. I am glad that the HRD min­istry has rec­og­nized our po­ten­tial. It is a great mo­ment, a great op­por­tu­nity. We will grab the op­por­tu­nity with both hands and work to en­sure that we fig­ure among the top 200 in the world in time to come”. The Vice Chan­cel­lor, Dr H. Vinod Bhat’s joy knew no bounds. He said, “This is a defin­ing mo­ment for MAHE, com­ing in its 25th year. The re­spon­si­bil­i­ties at­tached to this cov­eted sta­tus are mam­moth but not in­sur­mount­able. The ex­pec­ta­tions from the coun­try by way of Ex­cel­lence, Ex­pan­sion and Eq­uity; cul­mi­nat­ing in a lead­er­ship role on the global sce­nario, are to be ad­dressed from now on”. He added; “What is ex­cit­ing for me is the au­ton­omy – the free­dom to in­no­vate, add new branches, part­ner­ships with over­seas uni­ver­si­ties etc. It will be very ben­e­fi­cial for stu­dents”. Even an NRI stu­dent who will be join­ing the MBBS course be­gin­ning Au­gust 1, 2018 was over­joyed. “I have cho­sen KMC Manipal for three rea­sons af­ter con­sid­er­able re­search,” said Sreeya Kil­ambi. “The em­pha­sis on class­room ed­u­ca­tion along with hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence is truly good. The health sciences li­brary is con­sid­ered to be the best and big­gest in Asia, and, KMC Manipal leap­ing seven ranks from 11th to the

fourth, was sort of de­cider for me. Per­son­ally I con­sider KMC Manipal to be the Har­vard of Med­i­cal Schools in In­dia,” said Sreeya. “De­lighted to learn that Manipal Academy of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion has been given the sta­tus of “In­sti­tute Of Em­i­nence”. This is truly a well-de­served recog­ni­tion for the out­stand­ing cal­i­bre of higher ed­u­ca­tion that the Univer­sity has been im­part­ing over the years and a tribute to the vi­sion of its founder Dr TMA Pai,” said an alum­nus of the Univer­sity, Mr Ban­mali Agrawala, Pres­i­dent In­fras­truc­ture And De­fence & Aerospace, Tata Sons Lim­ited. An­other Alum­nus, San­deep Maini, Chair­man Maini Group thrilled to hear the news com­mented; “It’s an ex­tremely proud achieve­ment for the Univer­sity to have gained the recog­ni­tion of In­sti­tu­tion of Em­i­nence. As an Alum­nus of this pres­ti­gious in­sti­tu­tion which has shaped my life and ca­reer, it’s a mat­ter of per­sonal pride as well. "

Cre­at­ing aware­ness on en­vi­ron­ment the MAHE way to re­duce pol­lu­tion

“We or­ga­nize this pro­gramme every year to cre­ate aware­ness on pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and also to send the mes­sage across to ev­ery­one on the im­por­tance of main­tain­ing a good en­vi­ron­ment.” Manipal Academy of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion along with the schools of Academy of Gen­eral Ed­u­ca­tion and Dr TMA Foun­da­tion cel­e­brated World En­vi­ron­ment Day on Tues­day at the Univer­sity cam­pus here. Over a thou­sand stu­dents took part in a rally and the pro­gramme at KMC Greens. Forty saplings of flow­er­ing, fruit bear­ing and shade giv­ing trees were planted around the Greens. Pro Chan­cel­lor, Dr H.S.Bal­lal flagged off the rally from the manipal.edu build­ing and also planted a sapling. Wel­com­ing the gath­er­ing Regis­trar, Dr Narayanan Sab­hahit said, “This year the World En­vi­ron­ment Day is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant as In­dia is host­ing it.” He added, “We or­ga­nize this pro­gramme every year to cre­ate aware­ness on pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and also to send the mes­sage across to ev­ery­one on the im­por­tance of main­tain­ing a good en­vi­ron­ment.” He also spoke briefly of the Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan held re­cently and its sig­nif­i­cance in rais­ing aware­ness. De­liv­er­ing the World En­vi­ron­ment Day mes­sage, Pro Vice Chan­cel­lor, Health Sciences, Dr Poorn­ima Baliga said, “This day is a wake-up call for all of us to cre­ate aware­ness on en­vi­ron­ment.” She told the au­di­ence about the ini­tia­tives of MAHE to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and min­i­mize pol­lu­tion. And, briefly dwelt on the theme for to­day, “Beat Plas­tic Pol­lu­tion”. Di­rec­tor Stu­dent af­fairs, Dr Geetha Maiya gave the vote of thanks. Ashika a class IX stu­dent of In­drali English Medium School Kun­ji­bettu, Udupi also gave short speech on World En­vi­ron­ment Day. She said, “The all-em­brac­ing mother Earth has be­queathed on hu­man be­ings some in­cred­i­bly beau­ti­ful gifts of na­ture like rivers, moun­tains, forests and dif­fer­ent nat­u­ral re­sources. But, sadly, there is not part on the Earth left that has not been af­fected by our ac­tions”. Mr Jai Vit­tal, Es­tate Of­fi­cer who co­or­di­nated the pro­gramme to­day said, “This year we ex­pect to plant 750 saplings on the cam­pus.” Over a thou­sand stu­dents from AGE and Foun­da­tion schools and MAHE took part in the func­tion to­day.

About us

Manipal Academy of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion is syn­ony­mous with ex­cel­lence in higher ed­u­ca­tion. Over 28,000 stu­dents from 57 dif­fer­ent na­tions live, learn and play in the sprawl­ing Univer­sity town, nes­tled on a plateau in Kar­nataka’s Udupi dis­trict. It also has nearly 2500 fac­ulty and al­most 10000 other sup­port and ser­vice staff, who cater to the var­i­ous pro­fes­sional in­sti­tu­tions in health sciences, en­gi­neer­ing, man­age­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and hu­man­i­ties which dot the Wi-Fi-en­abled cam­pus. 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. Every in­sti­tute has world class fa­cil­i­ties and ped­a­gogy, which are con­stantly re­viewed and up­graded to re­flect the lat­est trends and de­vel­op­ments in higher ed­u­ca­tion.

Union HRD Min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar

Vice Chan­cel­lor, Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Manipal Univer­sity

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