Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town. There are various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities. The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). Academic collaborations and twinning programs with several universities in the US, UK, Australia and other countries ensure that students get international exposure and expertise. Part of the Manipal Group, the University is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified, and has won the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007- 2008. Ranked 97 in BRICS Universities and is ranked 1 private university in research.


From a barren plateau on the west coast of India, to a sprawling 600 acre campus ranked as the one of the best in the country, was the result of the dedication and the determination of its founder, Dr. Tonse Madhav Anant Pai. Started in 1953, MAHE grew in leaps and bounds and now trains over 28,000 students in over 19 disciplines.

Kasturba Medical College, a constituent of the university, is among the most renowned and prestigious medical schools in India. The birth of the university started with the establishment of KMC, which then was the first self financing medical college in India. The college started with the pre-clinical section at Manipal and the students had to go to Mangalore for their clinical training. Today, students from more than 40 countries have graduated from KMC, and the medical degree (MBBS) is recognized worldwide, including by the General Medical Council, ECFMG, Australian Medical Council and Malaysian Medical Council among several others.

Kasturba Hospital was established in May 1961 is now a multispecialty hospital with 2032 beds, around 40 departments and has a dedicated team of full-time consultant doctors, resident doctors, paramedical, nursing and other support staff working round the clock for delivering compassionate care. The hospital is fully equipped with state-of-art diagnostic and therapeutic departments to facilitate treatment of a wide range of medical and surgical diseases. It is well equipped for advanced and sophisticated surgeries such as coronary bypass and open-heart surgery as well as kidney transplantation. The 280-bed cancer research hospital is located adjacent to the main hospital block. The policy of the Hospital is to provide high quality health care to people of all strata of the society at affordable cost.

The college provides a myriad of facilities and opportunities which enhance the all round development of the student. The KMC library is perhaps the best in the country and can accommodate around 1200 students. The library houses around 45000 books and has subscriptions to more than 350 journals. The museum of anatomy and pathology(MAP), billed as one of the largest in Asia boasts of over 3000 specimens and anatomical samples. The Pathology Museum, which displays diseased body parts and organs, has a popular section on life-style related diseases, and their impact on the human body. KMC also has an ultra-modern Simulation Lab to provide healthcare students the opportunity to learn professional skills on training manikins. Marena, the six level sports complex is one of the best equipped sports centres in the country with facilities such as a gymnasium, basketball courts, cricket ball machine, badminton courts, squash courts among many others. Apart from this, the hostels provided for the students are also well equipped and comfortable.

With such amenities and continued efforts from the college and the students alike, KMC has always been ranked under the top ten medical colleges in India. KMC also encourages exchange programs with various international universities and has gained global recognition too. Dr.Devi Prasad Shetty, Dr.Annpoorna Kini and Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor are a few among the many notable alumni of this institute. All in all Kasturba medical college provides the best platform for the comprehensive growth of a student and carves them to be the best version of themselves.

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