Bangalore, 1 December 2016 : Manipal University is moving closer to its goal of being among the top 200 universities globally by 2020. In the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, announced on Thursday, Manipal University has been ranked in the 251-300 band.
“Manipal’s steady progress up the ranking ladder in the last two years has ensured that we are in the elite company of the best universities in the world. This drive has come from an upsurge in research and internationalisation. With this achievement, we feel Manipal University should now be classified as a world-class university by the Government of India,” said Dr H. Vinod Bhat the Vice Chancellor.
The ranking includes only institutions in countries classified as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier” by FTSE, including the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. India is classified in the secondary emerging category by FTSE. The other countries in the category are: Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, UAE
These rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings to judge institutions across core missions -- teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But they are recalibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies. This year’s table includes 41 countries, up from 35 last year, and for the first time, the ranking includes 300 universities. Manipal University has been pursuing each of these performance indicators aggressively for better outcomes in ranking in the coming years.
About Manipal UniversityManipal University 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.