Manipal Academy of Higher Education - [MAHE], Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher Education - [MAHE], Manipal

Manipal, Karnataka DCI, PCI, INC, MCI, AICTE, UGC Estd 1953 Deemed to be University

MAHE Ranking 2020: QS World University & QS BRICS Ranking, NIRF

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Manipal Academy of Higher Education [MAHE], formerly Manipal University, is one of the premier institutes in India and it has considerable global influence. The university has ranked within the top 35 universities in India for the past five years. 

MAHE has steadily climbed the NIRF Ranking for the past few years and is now within the top 10 universities in the country according to the NIRF Ranking 2020. It was also ranked in the 26th position by the QS India University Rankings in 2020.

QS World University Rankings2020#701-750
QS India University Rankings2020#26
QS BRICS University Ranking2019#120
Times Higher Education World Ranking20201001+
Center for World University Rankings20191495

On the global front, the QS World University Rankings has ranked MAHE at 701-750. As per QS BRICS University Ranking, the university has been ranked at the 120th position.

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Comparative Analysis

Taking a comparative view regarding the ranks attained by similar institutes, the following statistics can be observed-

NIRF Ranking

Manipal University is currently ranked in the 8th position in the NIRF University category out of 100 universities. Manipal University received the following scores for each of the respective NIRF parameters:

Teaching, Learning and Resources75.44
Research and Professional Practices42.62
Graduation Outcomes75.36
Outreach and Inclusivity66.21
Overall Score61.51

As per the data presented above, MAHE is amongst the top 10 institutes of India as suggested by the report published by the NIRF.

MAHE NIRF Year-wise Ranking

Manipal University has steadily improved its NIRF Ranking over the past years. It has jumped from 32nd position in 2016 to 8th position in 2020, beating other prestigious universities like Aligarh Muslim University and the University of Delhi. MAHE achieved the following ranks over the last four years:

RankYearScore (100)

The NIRF has allotted the following ranks to the below-mentioned universities which happen to be at par with the MAHE

NameRankNIRF Score
Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka184.18
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi270.16
Banaras Hindu University363.15
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham4


Jadavpur University561.99
University of Hyderabad661.70
Calcutta University761.53
Manipal Academy of Higher Education861.51
Savitribai Phule Pune University961.13
Jamia Millia Islamia1061.07

QS India University Rankings

The QS India University Rankings are a ranking body that ranks the top universities in India. It also has a World University Ranking, BRICS Ranking list for the BRICS countries, as well as an Asia University Ranking for the most prestigious universities in Asia. 

Manipal University placed at #26 in the 2020 QS India University Rankings

Manipal University scored the following in the respective parameters in the QS India University Rankings:

ParametersScore Value
Overall score40.6
Academic reputation36.5
Employer reputation42.6
Faculty Students78.7
Faculty with PhD2.4
International students62.3
International faculty7.1
Papers per Faculty17
Citations per Paper26.3

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QS World University Ranking

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) emerged as the top ranked private university in India according to the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking 2020. 

In the 16th edition of the rankings, Manipal figures in the 701-750 band, up from 750-800 last year, among the 1620 considered universities and 1000 published universities from 82 countries. MAHE's performance was amongst the top 66 percent in the world rankings.

QS World University Rankings is one of the most reliable university rankings in the world as it judges the participating institutes by a series of factors namely-

  • Academic Reputation
  • Employer Reputation 
  • Student-to-faculty ratio 
  • Research Citations per Faculty Member 
  • Proportion of International Faculty 
  • Proportion of International Students

Manipal University ranked at #701-750 in the QS World University Ranking. The institution has significantly improved it’s global rank from previous year’s rank of #751-800

In the subject-wise QS World University Ranking announced earlier this year, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences was ranked in the 201-250 range in the Pharmacy and Pharmacology discipline. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal was ranked in the 351-400 range in medicine, an improvement of 50 ranks from the previous year's rankings.

QS BRICS Ranking

BRICS Ranking is a ranking list for the top universities of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). 

Manipal University was placed #120 in QS BRICS Rankings. This shows an increase from the previous year’s rank of #119

ParametersScore Value
Overall score39.5
Academic reputation33.5
Employer reputation51.9
Faculty Students70.7
International students55.4
International faculty6.4
Faculty with Ph.D.1.1
Papers per Faculty14.5
Citations per Paper26.9

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education Rankings has placed MAHE in the rank of 1001+ for the year 2020. However, in the Young University Ranking list, the university has earned its position between the range of 301-400.

Manipal University ranks as the following in each respective ranking:

  • 1001+ in the World University Rankings 2020
  • 301-400 in the Impact Ranking 2020
  • 301+ in the Young University Ranking 2020

Manipal achieved the following score in each respective parameter of the World University Rankings 2020:

Manipal University Ranking

Center for World University Rankings

Center for World University Rankings, ranked Manipal University at 1495 out of 2000. MAHE gave a close competition to National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan which was ranked at 1494.

MAHE was ranked at 34 in the National Rank

Alumni Employment Rank962
Research Performance Rank1440
Quality of Education Rank-
Quality of Faculty Rank-
Overall Score67.8



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