Manipal University is ranked 97 in the QS University Ranking – BRICS 2015; and ranked 1st amongst the top private/deemed Universities in India as per Higher Education Review & The WEEK (2015). MU staunchly promulgates the work-ethic of “Global leadership in human development; excellence in education and healthcare.” Further, ranked 1st among ‘Research Publications by Private Universities in India,’ (as per. SCImago Research Group, Spain - 2013) Manipal University is synonymous with world class facilities & distinction in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations study in the University town, nestled in Karnataka’s Udupi District. MU boasts of nearly 2500 faculty and ancillary staff, who cater to the development of various professional institutions in Health Sciences, Engineering, Management, Communication, and Humanities. The University is holarchical in structure, with several campuses spread over the world.