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MAHE to set up 3 more campuses

AJ Vinayak Mangaluru | Updated on April 25, 2018 Published on April 25, 2018

H Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), which got deemed university status 25 years ago, is planning to launch three more campuses, including one abroad, in the coming months.

In an exclusive chat with BusinessLine in Manipal on Wednesday, H Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, said it is now looking at opening new campuses in Jamshedpur and Bengaluru in India, and in Sri Lanka.

MAHE is looking to set up a new campus in Jamshedpur in collaboration with Tatas. The deemed university wants to set up a medical school, nursing and allied health institutes in the first phase in Jamshedpur, he said.

Though MAHE has a campus in Bengaluru, it is planning to set up a larger campus in the metro. “We want to bring more programmes and institutions such as design, architecture, economics, liberal arts and humanities to the new campus,” he said.

On the Sri Lanka plans, Bhat said the campus will be located at a place called Kalutara, around 40 km from Colombo. MAHE is planning to offer engineering, management, pharmacy, hospitality and humanities in Sri Lanka.

Asked when these campuses are likely to be started, he said MAHE is waiting for the notification on autonomy for it from the government. “I think at least the India campuses should be up in the next 12 months,” he said.

Stating that the silver jubilee year is a special year for MAHE, he said it has reached quite a high level in terms of getting international recognition also during the year.

“We are the highest ranked private university in India by the QS World ranking,” he said.

Published on April 25, 2018

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