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Recognitions & Accreditations

Recognitions & Accreditations

Recognitions and Accreditation

Manipal University, Dubai is:


  • Approved by University Grants Commission(UGC), India
  • Approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD), Government of India
  • Permitted by Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai.
  • An Academic Partner of Dubai International Academic City

1. Deemed to be University Approval:


Manipal University(formerly known as Manipal Academy of Higher Education) is a Deemed University established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide notification no. F. 9-8/89-U.3 dated 1st June, 1993, of the Government of India.


View Gazette Notification



2. UGC Approval to Establish Branch Campus overseas:


Manipal University (formerly known as Manipal Academy of Higher Education) is a Deemed  University and its off-shore campus(s) are approved by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development and UGC. The University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India has updated their website stating the same in the following link:


Attached herewith is the document highlighting UGC’s approval for Manipal University’s Off-shore campus(s)


View Approval notification of Manipal University’s Off-shore campus(s)


View UGC’s approval document



3. KHDA Website Listing Manipal University, Dubai as an Approved International Branch:



4. Approval for Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) program delivered at Manipal University, Dubai:


List of Council of Architecture approved institutions: 

CoA Approved Institutions list