Jaipur 5th July, 2011: The Manipal Group, one of the foremost education and healthcare providers in India, today announced the launch of Manipal University Jaipur. On this momentous occasion, it was also announced that the first batch of 300 students in an initial 5 streams of Engineering will commence classes this year.
Manipal University Jaipur will be a multi-disciplinary Private University in the state, offering courses in diverse streams including various specialisations in Engineering, Hospitality, Humanities, Management, Communication, Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, and Jewellery Management among others. Programmes offered at the university will be designed and developed in close partnership with various industries to enable MUJ graduates to be industry-ready for absorption immediately on graduation.
Addressing the gathering Mr Sudhakar Rao, IAS (Retd.), Group Advisor – Strategy & Development, MEMG said “This is a particularly important milestone in the growth of the Manipal Group in the educational field, being its first foray into North India. The outstanding education provided by the Group’s institutes in the South and in Sikkim is, of course, well recognized, with students coming from all over the country, indeed also from many other countries of the world. Jaipur fulfills a long-cherished dream of the Manipal Group to have a presence in the North and to bring its brand of high quality education to Rajasthan and the northern region.”
Manipal University Jaipur will commence its operations from an interim campus at Vatika City (off Jaipur-Ajmer expressway) and its main campus will be operational from 2012. The campus will come up on 67 acres of land at Dehmi Kalan Village near Jaipur, which has been allotted by the Government of Rajasthan. With the support and encouragement of the State Government, MUJ has applied for an additional 150 acres of land which will help the University to expand the campus with a planned intake of 25,000 students over the next decade or so.
Drawing on the strengths of long years of excellence of the parent Group in the field of education, Manipal University Jaipur will be characterized by educational pedagogy and research of the highest standards including programmes and courses which are tailored to the needs of the region. It will offer best-in-class infrastructure including state-of-the-art research facilities, modern libraries and teaching methods through latest technology and continuing Education and student counseling. The Manipal Group will invest significantly to provide both students and researchers cutting-edge facilities and an environment for research activities to flourish.
Brig. (Retd.) Dr. S.S. Pabla, OSD, Manipal University Jaipur said, “Manipal University Jaipur will be a progressive university implementing the best practices in education. It will have a semester system with credits based 10 Point CGPA System having continuous evaluation rather than end of the year examinations. Students of all streams, including professional courses, will have the flexibility to choose 15% credits from Humanities and another 20% free electives from any programme of the University”.
Jaipur, being one of the fastest growing cities in India, has an increasing demand for higher education, which MUJ hopes to address by evolving into one of the largest private university campuses in entire North India. MUJ will bring quality higher education to aspirants, aid in job creation and bridge the human resource demand-supply gap in the state and surrounding region. The Board of Management of Manipal University Jaipur will be chaired by Padma Bhushan Dr. Ramdas M. Pai and will have several distinguished academicians and other eminent personalities as members.
Abhay Jain, Board Member - MEMG said "Education is the key to alleviate poverty. One educated person can make a difference in poverty alleviation of a whole family. Manipal will build capacity rapidly without compromising on quality and do its bit to improve the GER in Rajasthan and its surrounding states. We will play a role in making Rajasthan the new education Hub in North India”.
The setting up of MUJ aims to support, promote and undertake the advancement of quality university education in the region. In the next 8-10 years it will offer undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral courses in arts, science, commerce, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, management, hospitality, music languages, etc.
Admissions for the first Engineering batch beginning in August 2011 are going on. Applications have been invited for BTech (Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronics Engineering). Students who have appeared for the AIEEE or Manipal University’s Entrance Examinations are eligible to apply.
About Manipal Group
Manipal Group : is committed to three interwoven purposes: dissipating, applying and creating knowledge. The Group has been an innovator in the field of education, medicine and research. It is a leader in delivering global standards of excellence in education and healthcare.
Manipal in Education: Manipal Education is a pioneering global education entity and an academic, training & education service provider in India. With over 50 years of steadfast focus in the field of Education, the group provides education services across all genres. The group’s presence includes 4 universities - Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, American University of Antigua and Manipal International University in Malaysia, and over 30 institutions in India, besides colleges & campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Malaysia & Nepal. In addition to formal university programmes delivered through campuses in India & overseas, Manipal Education also has a range of education offerings in corporate education, distance learning, vocational skills education, as well as industry leading partnerships such as the ICICI Manipal Academy for Banking. Manipal Education has strategic investments in emerging companies, including U21Global – a premier online graduate school.
Manipal in Healthcare: One of Asia’s largest healthcare management groups with 11 hospitals, including 8 teaching hospitals, 7 rural maternity and child welfare homes.
Manipal in Research: Manipal Acunova makes innovations in drug discovery and enabling drug approval. Stempeutics is a Stem Cell Research Centre that focuses on Research, Therapeutics and Therapy in the field of regenerative medicine
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