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Manipal University:

Manipal 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, which is nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has a faculty of nearly 2500 and almost 10000 other support and service staff, which caters to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication, and humanities.

Manipal University (a brand name for Manipal Academy for Higher Education) was formed in 1953 by Dr. T.M.A Pai in the form of Kasturba Medical College. Five years later, Manipal Institute of Technology was started.

KMC and MIT are two of the most populous colleges in Manipal University. Students from all across the country make Manipal their home for 4-5 years depending on their course. Interestingly, few of these ‘settle’ here for longer periods as, according to them, it really is a place like no other in the country and they just can’t leave.

So, what makes Manipal and its engineering college sought-after? How does one get admission to MU and what are the preparations necessary? What is life in Manipal and MIT like? Here’s all you need to know about Manipal University. Read on!


Manipal University has its own entrance examination called the Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET). Its eligibility criteria are achieving 50% in PCM. There is generally a window of a month and a half in, when you get the time to choose a suitable date to take the exam. The test is modelled on the CBSE curriculum and has a level somewhat similar to (but lower than) JEE Main.

It is conducted in English and applicants are expected to have a working knowledge of English. The individual computers at various test centres are connected to a central server, which delivers the test in real time. The test consists of multiple choice questions (MCQ type). In this, for each given question, the applicant must choose the right, or the closest, answer from among the choices given.

Scoring & Negative Marking

For MTech, MSc Tech

  • Each question carries four marks. A correct answer is awarded four marks; a wrong answer results in a one-mark deduction; unanswered questions receive no marks.

Other courses

  • Each question carries one mark. A correct answer is awarded one mark; a wrong answer or unanswered questions is awarded no marks.

The final score is displayed on the screen immediately after the completion of the test.

The candidate has to acknowledge the score in the printout of the score card in the presence of the invigilator.

Test Centres

The various cities where the centres of online entrance test are located:

  Test Centre Codes
Ahmedabad 1 Noida 24
Allahabad 2 Port Blair 26
Bangalore 3 Pune 27
Bhopal 4 Ranchi 28
Bhubaneshwar 5 Varanasi 29
Chandigarh 6 Vijayawada 30
Chennai 7 Asansol 32
Coimbatore 8 Belgaum 33
Delhi 9 Bhillai 34
Dubai 10 Dehradun 35
Gangtok 12 Gurgaon 38
Guwahati 13 Indore 39
Hyderabad 14 Jabalpur 40
Jaipur 15 Kozhikode 41
Kanpur 17 Ludhiana 42
Kolkata 18 Meerut 44
Kota 19 Nagpur 45
Lucknow 20 Surat 47
Mangalore 21 Thiruvananthapuram 48
Manipal 22 Udaipur 49
Mumbai 23 Vizag 50

Online Entrance Test Schedule 2017

Course Ist & IInd Attempt Dates III Attempt Dates Merit List date
BTech, BPharm, PharmD 24.04.2017 to 15.05.2017 17.05.2017 23.05.2017
BA(Media & Communication)/BBA 23, 30 April and 2, 7 May 2017



Lateral BTech 24.05.2017 to 29.05.2017 ——- 02.06.2017
MSc Nursing 23.04.2017 & 25.04.2017 ——- 27.04.2017
Master of Physiotherapy 20.05.2017 to 27.05.2017 ——- 31.05.2017
Master of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology 20.05.2017 to 25.05.2017 ——- 31.05.2017
MPharm, PharmD Post Baccalaureate 20.05.2017 to 26.05.2017 ——- 31.05.2017
MTech/ME 02.06.2017 to 12.06.2017 ——- 14.06.2017
MSc Medical (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Human Genetics, Genetics Counseling, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Regenerative Medicine, Clinical Embryology, Virology)

30.05.2017 to 03.06.2017



MSc Clinical Psychology 29.05.2017 to 30.05.2017 ——- 03.06.2017
MCA 27.05.2017 to 30.05.2017 ——- 03.06.2017
MA(Media & Communication), PG Diploma in Corporate Communication, Masters in Film Art & Film Making  24.05.2017 to 27.05.2017 ——-  09.06.2017
MPhil Clinical Psychology 29.05.2017 to 01.06.2017 —— 03.06.2017


The admission committee of Manipal University will be responsible for declaring the cutoff of MU OET 2017. The minimum required ranks for admission will be released in MU OET 2017 Cutoff, which will be predetermined by the University. A variety of factors will be taken into consideration while preparing the cutoff. Only those applicants who meet the MU OET cutoff 2017 will be allowed to participate in the admission procedure. MU OET 2017 cutoff will be available after the result is announced on May 24, 2017. The closing rank of each course will be different and the applicants who have ranked higher than the allotted closing rank will be eligible for admission. The selected applicants will then be listed in the merit list and called in for the counselling session. To satisfy MU OET 2017 cutoff, the applicants should have successfully completed the entrance examination of MU OET.

MU OET 2017 entrance examination will be held from April 24 to May 15, 2017. The applicants should have registered themselves for the examination and admission procedure. It is important to note that only those applicants who meet the cutoff criteria will be allowed to participate in the counselling and will be allotted seats as per their ranking in the merit list.

Determination of MU OET 2017 Cutoff

 The following factors will be responsible for determining the MU OET cutoff 2017:

  • Number of seats available for seat allotment
  • Number of applicants appearing for the examination
  • Lowest and highest score secured in the exam
  • Annual intake
  • Previous Year’s Cutoff

MU OET 2016 Cutoff

The applicants can check the previous year’s cutoff here for reference. The detailed closing ranks of each course offered by the 3 campuses of Manipal University are given below:

College and their Department wise cutoff

 Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

S.No Course Name Closing Rank
1 Aeronautical Engineering 11442
2 Automobile Engineering 10590
3 Biochemical Engineering 36418
4 Biotechnology Engineering 24612
5 Chemical Engineering 11228
6 Civil Engineering 16826
7 Electronics and Computer Engineering 4820
8 Computer Science Engineering 1893
9 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 7433
10 Electronics and Communication Engineering 4954
11 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 18405
12 Industrial and Production Engineering 16236
13 Information Technology 3244
14 Mechanical Engineering 6138
15 Mechatronics Engineering 8218
16 Printing Technology 40454

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim

S.No Course Name Closing Rank
1 Civil Engineering 33258
2 Computer Science Engineering 41708
3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 38681
4 Electronics and Communication Engineering 39356
5 Information Technology 32120
6 Mechanical Engineering 38134

Manipal University, Jaipur

S.No Course Name Closing Rank
1 Automobile Engineering 40312
2 Chemical Engineering 36477
3 Civil Engineering 40807
4 Electronics and Computer Engineering 25593
5 Computer Science Engineering 10867
6 Electronics and Communication Engineering 24335
7 Information Technology 17195
8 Mechanical Engineering 28487
9 Mechatronics Engineering 41629

Courses Offered

MIT has been using a credit based system since 2001, in which each course is assigned a number of credits. Manipal University is accredited by the Government of India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Undergraduate programs

MIT Manipal offers full-time, four/five-year undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree) programs in the following disciplines:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Computer and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Interior design
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Printing and Media technology

Postgraduate courses

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) degrees are offered with the following specializations:
  • Astronomy and Space Engineering
  • Advanced Thermal and energy systems
  • Aeronautical
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Digital Electronics and Advanced Communication
  • Microelectronics
  • Network Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Computer Aided Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • Illumination Technology
  • Control Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Print and Media

In addition, the following programs are also offered:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Software Engineering
  • Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
  • Integrated M.B.A. program (in conjunction with other programs in MAHE)

Admissions to postgraduate programs are either on the basis of an entrance exam or the performance in an undergraduate degree program. All applicants are required to have an appropriate bachelor’s degrees.

The institute also offers Ph.D. programs on a full-time or part-time basis for suitably qualified candidates.



The highest placement package offered was by Microsoft and Amazon to the tune of 20 LPA INR. The list of companies that visited the Manipal campus in placement session – 2017 as of June, 2017 includes the following top recruiters.

    • Amadeus
    • Amazon
    • Black Rock
    • Cerner
    • Cisco
    • Citrix
    • Deloitte
    • HPE
    • Honeywell
    • Intellect Design
    • Jacobs Engg
    • Juniper
    • KPMG
    • Maruti Suzuki
    • Mercedes Benz
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Philips Innovation
    • Reliance Industries Limited
    • Robert Bosch Sapient
    Siemens Tech

Overall the number of companies which came for placement session – 2017 crossed 120 till June, 2017.


Manipal University, Manipal, devoted to excellence in teaching and research is one of the top universities in the country with a global outlook and recognition. Here’s a complete look at the overall ranking of the university.

Rankings of Manipal University & its Constituent Institutions

QS University Ranking ASIA 2016 Ranked 200 amongst
Asian universities & ranked No. 17 in India
Manipal University
QS University Ranking BRICS 2016 Ranked 101-110 amongst
BRICS nations
Manipal University
Times Higher Education Ranking 2016 Ranked 801 + Manipal University
Careers360 University Ranking Ranked No. 1 among Top Private Universities in India & Ranked 2nd among top 30 Best Universities under private ownership Manipal University
Education World Ranking Survey 1st among the top private universities in India Manipal University
9th ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit & National Excellence Awards Best University promoting Research Manipal University
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Government of India. National Rank – 32 (MAHE) Manipal University
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Government of India. Amongst Private Universities – 6 (MAHE) Manipal University
QS University Ranking -BRICS 2015 Ranked 97 amongst
BRICS nations
Manipal University
QS University Ranking -Asia 2015 Ranked 201 amongst
Asian universities
Manipal University
ASSOCHAM Award Best Institute for Placement Manipal University
The WEEK No. 1 among private and deemed universities in India Manipal University
Careers 360 2nd among top private medical schools in India Manipal University
EducationWorld 3rd among the top private universities in India Manipal University
Higher Education Review Ranked 1st in the top private/deemed universities in India Manipal University
ASSOCHAM national education excellence award Best University providing Global Expo Manipal University
National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentGovernment of India Ranked 1st among pharmacy Institutions in the country. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
Outlook 9th among top 20 medical colleges in India Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Outlook 5th among top 10 mass communication schools in India School of Communication, Manipal
Outlook 2nd among top dental colleges in India Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
Careers 360 1st among top private pharmacy colleges in India Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
The WEEK Ranked No. 2 among private medical colleges in India Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
The WEEK Ranked No. 9 among private medical colleges in India Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
The WEEK Ranked No. 1 among private dental colleges in India Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
The WEEK Ranked No. 1 among privateHotel management colleges in India Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal
The WEEK Ranked No. 8 among private engineering colleges in India Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Notable Alumni

Over a 100,000 people across the world are proud members of the Manipal University Alumni network. These include CEOs of global technology giants like Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Rajeev Suri of Nokia, as well as Michelin-starred celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, to name just a few. Others include ENT surgeon RC Deka, an expert in cochlear implants, journalists and editors like MV Kamath and MD Nalapath, and many others who have reached the top of their chosen field. All of them are ardent believers in the Manipal philosophy of constantly striving for excellence in whatever field of work they are involved in.

Life @ Manipal University

Manipal is not just an educational town. It’s a different world altogether. The tagline for Manipal University is: ‘Inspired By Life’. When people arrive here for their respective counselling, the beauty of this place makes them fall in love even before they educate themselves of the facilities it has got to offer. This, coupled with state-of-the-art infrastructure, is what makes it one of the premier institutions in the country. In fact, currently, Manipal is the top-ranked Private University in India.


Geographically speaking, it is situated about 10 km from the Arabian Sea and is a humid place. Its atmosphere is different from most other parts of India with Monsoon and Summer being the only two prominent seasons. Yes, there really is no Winter in this part of the world. Some say that Monsoons in Manipal are even better than those experienced by Mumbai.

Facilities & Infrastructure

The hostels are one of the best in the business with a picturesque setting. You meet people who come from all parts of India and there just can’t be a more varied pool of students. Moreover, there are NRIs from various Middle Eastern and African countries, as well.

Apart from dedicated academic blocks, there is an excellent library infrastructure here, with over 10,000 different books, journals and publications available for your academic usage.

Talking about the sports scenario, MIT boasts of providing sporting facilities ranging from Football, Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Basketball, Chess, Carom to various race and track events. There are teams performing very well in Cricket, Hockey, Football, etc. across various Inter College tournaments.

There is a simulation game room too where students can play rugby, golf, basketball, football and baseball anytime.

Moving from sports to conventions and conferences, Manipal proudly flaunts the following buildings

  1. 3 Conference Halls
  2. A Huge Auditorium with a seating capacity of more than 1750
  3. Exhibition hall which consists of plinthe area of over 1400 sqm. and a dining hall that can accommodate around 750 people at a time.

Due to the fact that there are rains for 5-6 months, there is a fantastic indoor recreational center built by the university called Marena. It has one of the best gymnasiums one could find around, state-of-the-art facilities, and indoor arenas for all the major sports.


Tired of having mess food? You could opt for various restaurants and local eateries catering to different occasions, cuisines, budgets and tastes outside the campus. Students flock to these places, especially during weekends. There is Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Malaysian, Indian, Arabian and other kinds of food to serve appetite of the students.

You shall find these places and other outdoor attractions such as beaches, waterfalls, console gaming centers, theatres galore with students.

Keeping it short, Manipal does live up to its reputation of providing the life that is dearly loved by its students. It indeed is inspired by excellence.

Student & Alumni Reviews

  1. Sandeep (Batch 2020) :

    Course reviewed : B.Tech. in Automobile Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology

    Manipal, the beginning of your new life.

    Placements : The best regarding the placement of the current situation. Great companies like Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Mercedes visit the college to hire the students. For stats regarding the placements, you can refer college website The highest stipend will be more than 20 lakhs per annum, and the lowest will be around two to three lakhs per annum by mass recruiters like Wipro and Tata Consultancy Service(TCS).

    Infrastructure : The best regarding the infrastructure. We have five academic blocks and an official building, which is named as edu building, and known to everyone in Manipal. When it comes to the academic block, the ab1 is the old one, which is quadrangle with directors office and some of the class will be held here. The ab2 is the civil engineering block consists of the classrooms for architecture students. The ab3 is called new lecture hall(NLH), which is 4-floor building with the centralised classrooms for the first year students are beautiful. The ab4 is called an innovation centre, where you will have some labs it has centralised A/C. Then comes the ab5, the biggest, where most of the classrooms are for the seniors will be conducted and has one of the finest architecture. The hostels are amazing, the view of western that mesmerises you every morning and for more pictures, you can google.

    Faculty : Here, most of the faculty members are localite. They are friendly and are always ready to help you in any minute. The course will be reshuffled for every four years, and you will have a maximum of 4 classes per day. Only two days a week we have labs with four classes rest of the days either it will be morning shift or noon shift.

    Other : Here, you have various clubs to keep your precious time engaged. Some of them are technical and some are non-technical, you will have an immense experience with these clubs, and you will learn a lot of new things apart from engineering. There are various tourist spots like beaches and western ghats forts, which will make your college days memorable.

    2. Ajay (Batch of 2020) :

    Course reviewed : B.Tech. in Information Technology, Manipal Institute of Technology

    Great for computer-related branches and mechanical. Great if you can learn things on your own

    Placements : Most of our seniors got placed. Around 95% of those who applied to be specific. Since the placements are still going on, I am not sure about the highest package, but Amazon has taken around 5-6 of our students. Microsoft has also taken 10 students as interns. Many companies are paying 20+ LPA.

    Infrastructure : The infrastructure is amazing and one of the best you can find in India. There are almost all facilities available here, and there is little to ask for. The library is spacious, and the classrooms are amazing and air-conditioned. There are also various sports facilities available.

    Faculty : The course curriculum isn’t that relevant, to be honest. But because it is a computer-related branch, most of the learning has to happen by ourselves. Faculty members are average. However, my friends in mechanical say that their course is relevant. The same goes for civil.

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