Recognized as a deemed university since 1993, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has transformed into a centre of excellence that offers knowledge to about 33000+ students from 67+ nations. There are 375+ academic programs across 31+ disciplines including medicine, engineering, dentistry, nursing, allied health sciences, architecture, management, communication, humanities and many more. Admission is based on MET (Manipal Entrance Test) for a few courses which are conducted by the institute. Manipal is a quiet town set against the backdrop of lush greenery and in close proximity to the Arabian sea and the Western Ghats. With a legacy spanning over 65 years, Manipal has made its mark on the international map as a world-class educational town. Some of the most renowned institutes under MAHE are:

  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal & Mangalore
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal & Mangalore
  • Welcomgroup School of Hotel Management, Manipal
  • Manipal Institute of Communications, Manipal among many others.

MAHE has academic collaborations with several reputed universities in the US, Europe and Australia that offer twinning programs in order to provide international exposure and expertise to its students. MAHE houses world-class learning facilities that make the process of learning a celebration. Asia’s largest anatomy museum as well as the largest life sciences library are both present here. Manipal also has its own business incubation centre and several other centres of excellence making it a leading name in academic circles. MAHE has two off-campuses in Mangaluru and Bengaluru, and two off-shore campuses in Dubai (UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia).

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Important Dates

MAHE has begun the registration process for all the admission in the academic year 2020-21. The last date to apply for the following courses is March 15, 2021.

B.Tech March 15, 2021
BA (Media & Communication)
B.Sc (Animation)

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Highlights

Official Website
Entrance Exam Institute-level: MET
National-level: NEET and NATA
Types of Programs | No. of Programs UG, PG, & Ph.D. | 375+
Mode of Registration Online (

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Courses 

MAHE offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programs in various disciplines. The brief of courses with eligibility and their duration is tabulated below:

Undergraduate Courses UG Eligibility Postgraduate Course PG Eligibility
B.ASLP - Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Intermediate(10+2) from a minimum 50% marks individually in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology M.Sc. B.Sc.( Genera/ Hons in the relevant disciplines with at least 50%
BOT - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy MOT - Master of Occupational Therapy BOT graduates with 50% of total aggregate
BPT - Bachelor of Physiotherapy MPT - Master of Physiotherapy BPT graduates with 50% of total aggregate
B.Optom - Bachelor of Optometry M.Optom - Master of Optometry B.Optom graduates with 50% of total aggregate
B.Sc. (Hons) MCA BCA or B.Sc. in CS/IT graduates with a minimum of 50% in total aggregate
BDS MA BA (Hons/ General) Graduates in the relevant disciplines with at least 50%
Post-basic B.Sc. Nursing B.Sc. Nursing graduates with at least 55% in total aggregate MDS BDS with 50% of total aggregate
B.Tech Intermediate(10+2) from a minimum 50% marks individually in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics + MET M.Tech/ M.E B.E or B.Tech graduates or AIME with at least 50% of total aggregate or equivalent cgpa.
B.Tech (Lateral) M.Arch B.Arch graduates with a minimum required marks in total aggregate
B.Des. Intermediate(10+2)  from any stream with at least 50% M.Lib.I.Sc B.Lib.I.Sc graduates
B.A. (General/ Hons) MS/ MD Pass in MBBS degree recognized by Medical Council of India.
BBA M.Ch., M.Phar, Pharm.D., MHA, and MPH Graduate in the relevant subject with a minimum required marks in total aggregate
B.Com 10+2 with 50% MBBS 10+2 with 50% + NEET
BHM 10+2 with 45% - -
BBA 10+2 with 50% - -
B.Arch 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English with 50% + NATA - -

MAHE also provides the following courses: 

PG Diploma and PG certificate courses through various departments and college in Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Dental Materials, Aesthetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Oral Implantology, Restorative Dentistry, Forensic Odontology, Indian Philosophy, Foreign Languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Japanese, Bhagavad Gita, C.L.I.Sc, Corporate Communication, and Sports Communication. 

Post Basic Diploma in Cardio-Thoracic Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, and NeuroScience Nursing.

M.Phil and Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology, M.Phil. (Stem Cell Technology & Regenerative Biology), Fellowship in Paediatric Hematology and Oncology, M.Phil. Nursing, and more.

Note: The minimum for PG Diploma and Certificate courses - pass in graduate in the relevant discipline whereas, candidates having passed in the relevant master's degrees can only apply for M.Phil or Ph.D. courses.

Also, check: MAHE Fee Structure

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Admissions

MAHE invites applications for UG, PG and Research Programs in various disciplines. Aspirants must register themselves for their desired courses, follow the subsequent steps in order to register:

Step 1: Visit the official page of the MAHE and navigate yourself to ‘Admission’ page (

Step 2: Select ‘Programs’ and go through the courses offered by the institute and navigate yourself to the end of the page click on ‘Apply Now’

Step 3: Register yourself with a valid contact number and email id, Enter Manipal Institute log in details, to begin with, the application procedure

Step 4: Fill in the form with the correct information and upload the required documents within the asked dimensions

Step 5: Duly filled form must be submitted along with the payment of application fee. Candidate can pay the fee through online mode itself.

Selection procedure

Admission to all the programs is based on marks scored in the entrance test, MET - Manipal Institute Online Entrance Test or on merit system (marks obtained in past qualification).
The institute also accepts marks of various national-level entrance exams for admitting students from different courses. 

  • MBBS and BDS candidates can get admission either through MET or NEET - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
  • Admissions to B.Tech program (Regular/ Lateral Entry) in 16 specializations are done the basis of MET 
  • The selection of BA, B.Sc, MA, MPT, and MSW aspirants, is done on the basis of the qualifying examination
  • Admission to B.Pharm and B.Des program is based on the candidate’s performance in MET and MDAT respectively. 
  • BBA  Admission is done on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the qualifying degree examination as well as their performance in the Entrance examination.
  • Admission to B.Arch programs is done on the basis of marks obtained in NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
  • M.Tech and MCA selection of students will be done on the basis of their performance in the Manipal Institute Online Entrance Test (MET), conducted on the All India level.
  • Admission to MD, MS, M.Ch and M.Pharm courses in different specializations on the basis of candidate’s eligibility and marks scored in the institute entrance test followed by an interview.
  • The selection of candidates seeking admission to M.Phil, Ph.D., and D.Pharm will be done through merit obtained in MET and performance in group discussion as well as an interview.

Click here: MAHE Admissions

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Scholarships

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal awards scholarship for its Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) students under the following categories:

  1. Kalam-Pai, Freeship and Scholars Scholarship for MBBS & BDS Programs
  2. Merit Scholarship for MD and MDS Programs
  3. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for B.Tech
  4. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for B.Pharm
  5. Scholar and Achiever Scholarship for All Other Under Graduate (UG) & Post Graduate (PG) Programs
  6. Board Toppers Scholarship for All Under Graduate (UG) Programs
  7. Scholarships for Academy of General Education Students (SAGES)
  8. Academy of General Education (AGE) Scholarship for AGE Students
  9. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for B.Sc. Nursing students
  10. Merit Scholarship for BTech (Lateral Entry) students from Manipal Group Polytechnic Institutions
  11. Merit Scholarships for Foreign / Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Category Students
  12. Merit Scholarship for Konkani speaking students
  13. Merit Scholarship for Children of Manipal Alumni
  14. Scholarship scheme of interest subsidy on education loan for MAHE students
  15. AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver 16. Kadambi scholarship
  16. ITC scholarship

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Placements 

MAHE is well known for its placement cell, provides the best career opportunities to its students through Manipal Institute of Technology, School of Management (SOM), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Science (MCOPS), and School of Information Sciences (SOIS). Biomedical, pharmaceutical, engineering, and management are some of the major courses that get provided with the best placement offers. 

Some of the top recruiters are:

Manipal University Top Recruiters


Ques. How is the library of MAHE?

Ans. The library of MAHE campus is highly spacious with 5 levels and an accommodation of 1300 students at a time. It consists of separate AV rooms and private reading rooms as well.

Ques. Are there any cultural clubs in MAHE for students?

Ans. Yes, MAHE offers various cultural clubs like music and Fine Arts, photography, rotaract, astronomy etc. where students can showcase their talent and earn extra credits.

Ques. How is the infrastructure of MAHE, manipal?

Ans. MAHE has a state-of-the-art infrastructure offering air-conditioned classrooms with well-equipped laboratories, spacious library and sports facilities.

Ques. Is MAHE a recognized college? 

Ans.Yes, infact MAHE received NIRF ranking 17/200 and rank 40/120 in India Today, both in the year 2020.

Ques. Do I need good command in English language for admission in MAHE?

Ans. For admission in MAHE, you need to pass the MET exam which consists of a general english test. For that you need to practice questions the involving spotting of errors, vocabulary and sentence improvement etc.

Ques. What are the in-campus facilities offered by MAHE?

Ans. MAHE offers libraries, student accommodations/hostels, laboratories, sports arena etc. for the students.

Ques. What events are organised by MAHE for students?

Ans. MAHE organizes various coordinated events annually like management fests, cultural Day, Holi, Tarang- Kite fests, Sports Day, etc. for active participation and exposure of students.

Ques. What is the Social Welfare Committee of MAHE?

Ans. The Social Welfare Committee is a student club organizing fundraisers and scholarship programs for unprivileged students which is open for volunteers and registered members.

Ques. Does MAHE offer hostel facilities?

Ans. Yes, MAHE offers hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The accommodation is neat and clean with independent telephone connections, hot water facility, internet, laundry and common reading rooms. The rent for the hostel is also not so expensive. 

Ques. Is there a negative marking in the MET Exam? 

Ans. There is no negative marking in the exam for incorrect answers. +1 is awarded for each correct answer in the entrance test.

Ques. Which colleges are affiliated with MAHE?

Ans. The following colleges are affiliated with MAHE-
  • T.A. Pai Management Institute
  • School of Communication
  • Kasturba Medical College ( Mangalore and Manipal)
  • Manipal College of Health Professions

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Ques. How is the campus life at MAHE?

Ans. The campus life is blissful. The annual college fest gathers the participation of a large number of students. All types of facilities are available. The University even provides great networking opportunities to all its students.

Ques. Do the students get opportunities to network with the alumni?

Ans. The seniors are extremely helpful and support the juniors in every possible way. The juniors are kept in touch with the alumnus for various occasions held in the college.