Manipal Education group is a pioneer and an established leader in the field of education, research and healthcare. In a period of 60 years, Manipal Education group transformed the lives of more than three lakh students from over 59 countries. The group includes five Universities – Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE, Karnataka), Sikkim Manipal University (Sikkim), American University of Antigua (Caribbean Islands), Manipal International University (Malaysia) and Manipal University Jaipur (Jaipur).
In 2011 on an invitation from the Government of Rajashthan, as a self-financed State University, Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) was launched. The University is UGC approved, theB.Tech programs are AICTE approved, B.A and LLB programs are Bar Council of India (BCI) approved and B.Arch programs are Council of Architecture (COA) approved. MUJ follows the Manipal way of learning; which exhibits academic excellence.Jaipur, being one of the fastest-growing cities in India, demands quality higher education in the region, and to meet this demand Manipal Education group jumped to the opportunity and started MUJ.
Legacy of Manipal continued
Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) provides a unique environment for the holistic growth of students, and the able, experienced and committed faculty members help in the growth of the students. The faculty helps students acquire creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and technological skills, which in turn transform the students into professionals who are industry-ready. The curriculum MUJ follows is very broad and the students are allowed to opt program electives based on their interests and needs. Industrial experts often visit MUJ, helping students understand the industrial point of view of the curriculum and learning.
“Overall personality development of a student is given utmost importance at MUJ”, stated Dr. GopalakrishnaPrabhu, the president of the university. He added to his statement, by saying – “The students are helpedto hone their skills at MUJ”. A student graduating from MUJ, not only has an excellent degree in his/her hand but an edge over others, which is very necessary in today’s competitive world.
The campus is built on 122 Acres of Land at DehmiKalan village near Jaipur and is by far one of the best campuses in the region. MUJ boasts of best-in-class infrastructure, including state-of-the-art research facilities and a modern, digital library. The academic process is completely automated, with a Digital Management System in place, which enables students and their parents to have full access to all the on-goingsacademic activities at the University.
When the president of the university was questioned about the faculty at Manipal, Jaipur, he stated – “The faculty at MUJ comprises of highly qualified individuals and the teaching is supplemented by eminent and experienced Adjunct faculty from academia and industry”. A group of renowned academicians and industrialists, both from the state and the center, form an Academic Advisory Board to provide necessary expertise on all academic matters and to plan for future academic activities.
Programs offered at MUJ
MUJ has more than 485 faculty members, with a good number of them holding doctorates to their names. With Pan-India student intake, good research facilities to nurture the potential of students and Incubation support for promoting entrepreneurship. MUJ, as multi-disciplinary University, offers career- oriented courses at all levels, i.e., UG, PG and Doctoral, across diverse streams, including Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Fashion, Interior Design, Fine Arts, Hospitality, Humanities, Journalism & Mass Communication, Basic Sciences, Law, Business & Commerce, Management, Computer Applications, Hotel Management and Social Sciences.
Milestones at MUJ
2013 – Recognized as the leading university in the region.
2014 – Recognised as eGov Campus by NIC of Government of India.
2015 – Limca Book of Records National Record – 25 students and five chefs of School of Hotel Management prepared the heaviest 87 kg Gateaux Ananas.
2015 – Academic and Administrative Buildings, MUJ awarded 5-Star ratings by GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) making us the ‘First University in the country to receive this honour
2015 – Best B School Award, by BSA and Dewang Mehta National Education Awards
2016 – National Awards of Excellence by ASSOCHAM India in New Delhi as part of Higher Education Summit
2017-2019 – NIRF Ranking in the band of 151-200 under the category of University ranking by MHRD, Govt. of India.
2019 – Four Star Ranking by MHRD, Govt. of India for promoting innovation and start-ups in the campus during the academic year 2018-19
After being associated with the Manipal Group for over 3 decades in various academic and leadership positions, Dr. Gopalakrishna is a B.E (Electronic & Communication) graduate. He is immensely passionate about applying engineering principles to solve problems of medicine and biology, he pursued his M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology and later went on to do his Ph.D. in 2001 from IIT, Madras. Dr. Gopalakrishna started his career as lecturer in Electronics and Communication Engineering, MIT, Manipal and from then on, he has served the institute in various capacities benefiting the Manipal group and its students, and now as a President, with a greater sense of responsibility he strives towards doing the same, making Manipal University, Jaipur reach heights of academic excellence.