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GE3: Manipal University
Manipal, India
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hostel
Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Architecture, Systems and Control Engineering
Program Description:

About GE3:

Global E³ is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With member universities in 20 countries, students at nearly 60 universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E³ exchanges about 200-250 students a year.

Manipal University
Manipal, INDIA

University Info

College/School of Engineering:
Manipal Institute of Technology/Manipal School of Architecture and Planning  -

Language of Instruction

In the 57 years of existence, Manipal University (MU) has emerged as the leading higher education provider in India. Spread over 600 acres of green expanse, Manipal University is  home to 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate and post graduate programs in diverse subjects. The University has a strong alumni network of over 72,000 members.

The University has created an ecosystem of teaching and research excellence making it a universally accepted destination by students. The breadth of disciplines and collaboration among constituent institutions gives unparalleled opportunity to students to cross departmental boundaries and explore different horizons.

Manipal Institute of Technology, one of the constituent colleges of Manipal University MIT, is a world class technical institution, was established in 1957. The institute offers graduate programmes in 16 disciplines and post graduate programmes in 21 different streams. The courses focus on all round growth while exploring the latest developments in science and technology. With state of the art facilities, experienced faculty members and a homely hostel, MIT is the definitive technical institute to be in.


Study Level
Undergraduate Students : Accepted
Graduate Students : Accepted
Computer Science Majors : Accepted

Fall, Spring or Academic Year

Disciplines Available:

Engineering Stream

Undergraduate Level: Bachelors of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial & Production Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Printing Technology
Post Graduate Level: Masters of Technology (M.Tech)/M.Arch/Masters of Computer Application (MCA)
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Digital Electronics & Advanced Communications
  • Micro Electronics
  • Power Electronics Systems & Control
  • Energy, Auditing & Lighting
  • Network Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Space Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering & Design
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Printing Technology & Media
  • Science Stream
No undergraduate programme is offered. However, two year Masters programmes are offered titled MSc Mathematics, MSc Physics and MSc Chemistry.

Semester Dates
  • Fall: Early August to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to end of May
Academic Calendar

Course Contents
Course descriptions:

Workload per semester
  • 52 teaching hours per four credit subject; 36 teaching hours per three credit subject
  • On average, each student will attend 5 theory subjects and 2 practical subject in a semester
Grading System
10 Cumulative Grading Point Average (CGPA)

Student Life:

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
For information on hostels, please go to and click on "MIT Hostels".


Entry Visa
All foreign students seeking admission at Manipal University have to come on a student visa which is valid for more than 180 days. Such students will have to register with the Foreigners' Registration Office (FRO) within 14 days of their arrival in India.

Health Insurance
Free medical consultancy will be provided.


When should I arrive?
At least one or two days before semester begins.

Is airport reception available?
Manipal is well connected by road, rail and air. There are two main cities close to Manipal that serve as entry points- Udupi and Mangalore. Udupi is 5 kms. from Manipal and Mangalore 65 kms. away.

Flying in: The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is one and half hours drive by road. There are daily domestic flights from Mumbai and Bangalore. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and King Fisher fly to Mangalore. There are direct international flights to Mangalore from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha Qatar and Kuwait.

By road: Manipal is well connected with the major cities in Karnataka and buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently.

By train: The closest railway stations are at Udupi and Mangalore. These railway stations lie on the Konkan route connecting the north and the south along the west coast. Delhi and Mumbai (to the north) and Ernakulam (to the south) are linked to Udupi station. Mangalore station is connected to Chennai, Delhi, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Those travelling from Kolkata will have to travel via Chennai and then take a connecting train to Mangalore. There is also a train operating from Jammu to Mangalore once a week.

Is there any bank on campus?
There are around 21 ATMS and 4 branches of Indian Banks are available in the university campus.


Approx. $125 per month

Approx. $260 per month

Information on hostel options and rates

Local transportation
Approx. $36 per month

Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)

Personal expenses
Varies with individual student


Office responsible for incoming exchange students


Life in Manipal:

Manipal is situated in the state of Karnataka in India. It is a suburb within Udupi city and is administered by Udupi City Municipality. It is located in the rocky hinterland of the Malabar Coast of south west India, about 8 km (5 mi) from the Arabian Sea. From its location on a plateau, it commands a view of the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats range to the east.

While Manipal is synonymous with the University, there is one other aspect that makes the township interesting. For those with an adventurous mind, Manipal is the right place to be before moving on to other destinations. The historical places that are found close by make the region a tourists’ delight. What’s heartening is that most of these places are easily accessible from Manipal. The clean beaches, the waterfalls and forest resorts add to the variety. Also, for those interested in religious tourism, there is no dearth of age-old places of worship. A few of them even have world acclaim.

The climate is humid and warm between November and May and wet and cool during the monsoon months from June to October. It has a tropical climate characteristic of coastal plains in the West of India. Manipal, being located on an elevated place near the seashore, has fine breeze throughout the day and the temperature ranges from 24 ° C to 38 ° C for most part of the year.

Tourist attractions around Manipal
Here are a few of the places easily accessible from Manipal:


The most popular tourist destination is just five hours by train from Manipal. Indeed, Goa needs no description. It is a well-known place. The beaches and the food are all yours. The students do not miss out on the opportunity to visit some of the places in Goa during their stay in the University. The closest and the best beach is Palolim. A trip to this beach on Saturday is delightful. The best time to visit these places is from the middle of November to the end of March. It starts to get hot from April onwards and the monsoon generally arrives in June. Storms and heavy rains for months follow in the coming months.


The border of Kerala is just 75 km from Manipal. The 300-year-old Bekal Fort, shaped like a giant key-hole, is one of the largest and best-preserved forts in Kerala. Surrounded by a splendid beach, the historic Bekal Fort offers a superb view of the Arabian Sea from its tall observation towers, where a few centuries ago huge cannons used to be placed. Today, it is one of the favourite spots for film-makers because the Bekal Fort and its surroundings with backwaters and hilly destinations make fascinating locales. This fort was made by Tipu Sultan and is built right next to the sea. The popular song 'Tu Hi Re' was picturised with this fort in the backdrop.

Jog Falls

This is India's highest waterfall and is about three hours by road from Manipal. The best time of the year to visit these falls is during monsoons, preferably July and August. The flow of water is restricted by the dam during the rest of the year. Jog is the translation of the Kannada word "Joga" in Kannada. The roaring waters of the River Sharavati drops from a height of 875 ft to form the glorious waterfall. While doing so Sharavati is split into four different tracks namely "Raja","Rani","Roarer" and "Rocket". During summer when the water levels are low, one can actually walk down to the bottom of the falls. Jog falls is the fifth highest waterfall in Asia. This place could be the best get away from your regular mechanical life.