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Manipal University, Dubai
Manipal University (MU), Dubai (www.manipaldubai.com) is a branch campus of Manipal University, India, the largest private university in the country enrolling over 25,000 students across 23 disciplines. Manipal University, India is home to some of the finest institutions of academic excellence including Kasturba Medical College & Manipal Institute of Technology.
Manipal University established its presence in Dubai, UAE in the year 2000. From its humble beginnings Manipal University, Dubai has grown into a leading multi-disciplinary university in the Middle East attracting students not only from UAE but from across the GCC and the rest of the Middle East and Africa region. At present, Manipal University, Dubai enrols over 1,500 students from 26 nations across the globe and is the only Indian multi-disciplinary university in the region.
Similar to its mother campus back home in Manipal, the Dubai branch campus of Manipal University offers students a variety of disciplines to pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies, ranging from laboratory & workshop intensive courses like Engineering, Information Technology & Bio Technology to creative and new-age disciplines like Interior Design and Media & Communication. The university also offers a highly hands-on, industry relevant program in management & business studies both at the undergraduate as well as at the graduate level.
Since its inception, Manipal University Dubai has a thriving alumni base of over 2,000 students most of whom have gone on to pursue their further studies at leading universities across the world while others have joined the corporate sector in the UAE and in India and are making a positive impact at their workplace and to the society at large.
Manipal University Dubai’s New Purpose-Built Campus – Shaping the Future
MU, Dubai moved into its iconic state-of-the-art campus in September 2011. Spread over 750,000 square feet of built up area, the sprawling campus can accommodate over 4,000 students. Apart from contemporary purpose built classrooms, the new campus at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) houses cutting edge laboratories in disciplines such as Engineering, Bio-technology and Information Technology and is also home to some of the region’s best studios and workshops for programs in Media & Communications & Interior Design. The campus also houses a sprawling library, cafeteria, abundant indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including an athletics track, tennis courts, a gym and fitness centre and a recreation centre for boys and girls. The entire campus is wi-fi enabled.
Manipal University, India is the leading private university in the country today building on its reputation of excellence which has been developed over six decades. MU is the largest recipient of research funding amongst private universities in India today. The university’s constituent institutions in medicine (Kasturba Medical College), engineering (Manipal Institute of Technology, media & communication (Manipal Institute of Communication) and hospitality (WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration) to name a few, rank amongst the Top 10 institutions in their discipline.The university’s branch campus in Dubai builds on the same pedigree and quality that has seen MU reach these lofty heights in India.
Student Life at Manipal University, Dubai
Beyond academics, students at MU, Dubai get ample exposure to extra-curricular events, sports activities and other cultural events. The university has a flourishing sports team which has won laurels at all leading university level events in the region and is equally active in cultural and literary activities in Dubai. Students of the university volunteer at various philanthropic and community related events in Dubai. Students also get involved in various department level initiatives like seminars, workshops, competitive events and festivals, all leading to the holistic development of the individual.
Facts and Figures
Date Established: 2000
Number of Students: 1500
Nationalities represented: 26
Faculty to Student Ratio – 1:15
Degree Awarding Body: Manipal University, India