The founder of the Manipal Group, Dr TMA Pai, launched Manipal University, India’s first private university, more than 60 years ago in Manipal, Udupi, a sleepy district in West Karnataka. Today, it is bustling student town, catering to over 20,000 students of medicine, technology, sciences and arts.
Sikkim Manipal University, established in 1995. is the first government-private initiative in the region. It has two campuses, the Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences(SMIMS), and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology(SMIT).
Manipal University, Jaipur, was established in in 2011. Spread over a 127-acre campus barely half an hour from Jaipur, the university offers career-oriented courses at all levels -- UG, PG and Doctoral --across diverse streams.