Manipal varsity to hold CET from 2012-13

The university offers 338 courses in 15 streams, says the Registrar

Speaking to media persons, Prabhu said the CET will be held for admissions to Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim and Manipal University, Jaipur to facilitate students.

The online entrance test would be conducted in 30 cities across India. “In addition, Dubai will be the first overseas exam centre to be introduced this year. That will enable students from the nearby countries to take the exams instead of coming to India,” he said.  “The counseling will be held at Bangalore, Jaipur, Manipal and Sikkim and the seat allotment will be done as per merit secured in the Manipal University Online Entrance Test 2012”.

Dr Prabhu said that 12 new courses were added to the curriculum for the next session.  “That takes the total number of courses in the University up to 338 in 15 streams,” he said.  

MTech Biochemical Engineering, MTech Industrial Pollution and Control, MPharm Regulatory Affairs, PG Diploma in Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics, MSc Tech (Business Management Systems), MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine, PG Diploma in Photonics, Master of Public Health - Environment and Occupational Health, Master of Library and Information Science, Certificate course in Library and Information Science, Masters in Film Art and Film Making – Dual degree, PG Diploma in Film Art are the new courses that have been introduced.

To encourage meritorious students and academic excellence, many scholarships are offered for deserving candidates. For the year 2012, the University has raised the total scholarships from Rs 16.29 crore to Rs 18.13 crore, he added. The merit-cum-means scholarships are subject to 5 per cent of the general category intake and will cover only the course fee payable for the particular course of study.

AICTE has introduced the scheme on tuition fee (course fees includes tuition and other fees) waiver for economically backward meritorious students to Bachelor’s programmes in Technology, Pharmacy and Hotel Management. The proposed scheme will be applicable only to the students with parents’ annual income (from all sources) less than Rs 4.5 lakhs.  
Last year, the scholarship was applicable to students with parents’ annual income less than Rs 2.5 lakhs.

Applications are available at 320 select branches of State Bank of India and Syndicate Bank all over India. Applications are also available online at

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