MAHE has begun the application process for All India Ph.D. Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2020 for Ph.D. admission, starting in February 2021. The last date to apply is November 30, 2020. Spot Admissions are going on in MAHE for vacant seats in UG and PG courses. Candidates need to fill the form for applying to a particular course. Admission will be based on First-Cum-First-Serve basis. MAHE has introduced various Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, formerly known as Manipal University, was established in 1953. It is one of India’s leading institutes with its presence all across the globe. MAHE offers various UG, PG and Research courses like B.Tech, MCA, MD, B.Arch, and many more in the fields such as medical, architecture, dentistry, engineering, hospitality, management, etc. Admission is based on MET (Manipal Entrance Test) for a few courses which are conducted by the institute.

In addition to the main campus at Manipal, the institute also has following branch campuses such as Manipal University, Jaipur, Manipal University, Antigua, Manipal University, Mangalore, Manipal University, Sikkim, and more. There are 31 colleges affiliated with the institute, some of the well known are:

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Important Dates

NEET PG Date 10 Jan, 2021
CAT Exam Date 29 Nov, 2020
XAT Registration Deadline 30 Nov, 2020
XAT Exam Date 03 Jan, 2021
Registration Dates for Ph.D. MET 23 Oct - 30 Nov, 2020
Ph.D. MET Date 12 Dec, 2020 and 13 Dec, 2020
Test Shortlist 17 Dec, 2020
Interview Dates 01 Jan - 09 Jan, 2021
List of Shortlisted Candidates 15 Jan, 2021
Commencement of Classes 01 Feb, 2021

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Highlights

Official Website
Entrance Exam Institute-level: MET
National-level: NEET and NATA
Types of Programs | No. of Programs UG, PG, & Ph.D. | 300+
Seat Intake 28000
Mode of Registration Online

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Courses 

MAHE offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programs in various disciplines. The brief of courses with eligibility and their duration is tabulated below:

Undergraduate Courses UG Eligibility Postgraduate Course PG Eligibility
B.ASLP - Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Intermediate(10+2) from a minimum 50 % marks individually in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology M.Sc. B.Sc.( Genera/ Hons in the relevant disciplines with at least 50%
BOT - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy MOT - Master of Occupational Therapy BOT graduates with 50% of total aggregate
BPT - Bachelor of Physiotherapy MPT - Master of Physiotherapy BPT graduates with 50% of total aggregate
B.Optom - Bachelor of Optometry M.Optom - Master of Optometry B.Optom graduates with 50% of total aggregate
B.Sc. (Hons) MCA BCA or B.Sc. in CS/IT graduates with a minimum of 50% in total aggregate
BDS MA BA (Hons/ General) Graduates in the relevant disciplines with at least 50%
Post-basic B.Sc. Nursing B.Sc. Nursing graduates with at least 55% in total aggregate MDS BDS with 50% of total aggregate
B.Tech Intermediate(10+2) from a minimum 50 % marks individually in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics M.Tech/ M.E B.E or B.Tech graduates or AIME with at least 50% of total aggregate or equivalent cgpa.
B.Tech (Lateral) M.Arch B.Arch graduates with a minimum required marks in total aggregate
B.Des. Intermediate(10+2)  from any stream with at least 50% M.Lib.I.Sc B.Lib.I.Sc graduates
B.A. (General/ Hons) MS/ MD Pass in MBBS degree recognized by Medical Council of India.
BBA M.Ch., M.Phar, Pharm.D., MHA, and MPH Graduate in the relevant subject with a minimum required marks in total aggregate
- - MBA Graduate in any discipline

MAHE also provides the following courses: 

PG Diploma and PG certificate courses through various departments and college in Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Dental Materials, Aesthetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Oral Implantology, Restorative Dentistry, Forensic Odontology, Indian Philosophy, Foreign Languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Japanese, Bhagavad Gita, C.L.I.Sc, Corporate Communication, and Sports Communication. 

Post Basic Diploma in Cardio-Thoracic Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, and NeuroScience Nursing.

M.Phil and Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology, M.Phil. (Stem Cell Technology & Regenerative Biology), Fellowship in Paediatric Hematology and Oncology, M.Phil. Nursing, and more.

Note: The minimum for PG Diploma and Certificate courses - pass in graduate in the relevant discipline whereas, candidates having passed in the relevant master's degrees can only apply for M.Phil or Ph.D. courses.

Also, check: MAHE Fee Structure

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Admissions

MAHE invites applications for UG, PG and Research Programs in various disciplines. Aspirants must register themselves for their desired courses, follow the subsequent steps in order to register:

Step 1: Visit the official page of the MAHE and navigate yourself to ‘Admission’ page (

Step 2: Select ‘Programs’ and go through the courses offered by the institute and navigate yourself to the end of the page click on ‘Apply Now’

Step 3: Register yourself with a valid contact number and email id, Enter Manipal Institute log in details, to begin with, the application procedure

Step 4: Fill in the form with the correct information and upload the required documents within the asked dimensions

Step 5: Duly filled form must be submitted along with the payment of application fee. Candidate can pay the fee through online mode itself.

Selection procedure

Admission to all the programs is based on marks scored in the entrance test, MET - Manipal Institute Online Entrance Test or on merit system (marks obtained in past qualification).
The institute also accepts marks of various national-level entrance exams for admitting students from different courses. 

  • MBBS and BDS candidates can get admission either through MET or NEET - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
  • Admissions to  B.Tech program (Regular/ Lateral Entry) in 16 specializations are done the basis of MET 
  • The selection of BA, B.Sc, MA, MPT, and MSW aspirants, is done on the basis of the qualifying examination
  • Admission to B.Pharm and B.Des program is based on the candidate’s performance in MET and MDAT respectively. 
  • BBA and MBA Admission is done on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the qualifying degree examination as well as their performance in the Entrance examination.
  • Admission to B.Arch programs is done on the basis of marks obtained in NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
  • M.Tech and MCA selection of students will be done on the basis of their performance in the Manipal Institute Online Entrance Test (MET), conducted on the All India level.
  • Admission to MD, MS, M.Ch and M.Pharm courses in different specializations on the basis of candidate’s eligibility and marks scored in the institute entrance test followed by an interview.
  • The selection of candidates seeking admission to M.Phil, Ph.D., and D.Pharm will be done through merit obtained in MET and performance in group discussion as well as an interview.

Click here: MAHE Admissions

Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

MET is an online entrance exam conducted by Manipal Institute for admission to UG courses in various disciplines and specializations. As the name suggests, it an online exam which is held tentatively from the second week of April until the third week of May. Students who have passed 10+2 from a recognized board of education are eligible to apply for MET.

MET Exam pattern

MET Exam Pattern for Science stream (Medical/Non-Medical Courses) is as follows:

Mode of Exam Online
Duration of Exam 150 Minutes
No. of questions 200
Total Marks 200
Distribution of the marks Physics-50



English and General Aptitude-30

Marking Scheme

+1 for each answer, no negative marking

In order to get admission, students need to score a minimum of 50% marks in MET. The results are declared every year in the first week of May and the first round of counseling is carried out in the first week of June.

MET Syllabus

The MET syllabus set by Manipal Institute, for admission to UG courses, includes topics Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, Motion, Periodic Table, Geometry, Current Electricity & Magnetism, Atoms & its particles, and more.

MET Application Process is available online where the candidates need to fill up the details their photograph and copy of the signature. The application fee of INR 2000 has to be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card. Students can also pay the fees through a Demand Draft in favor of institute, payable at Manipal Udupi. DD must reach the following address within the stipulated time:
(Director, Indian Admissions, Room No. 102,
MAHE, Manipal - 576 104
Karnataka, India)

MET Counseling

UG Programmes Counseling

Students who qualify MET are intimated for UG programs counseling process which is usually held at the following venues:

  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • Manipal University, Jaipur
  • Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim

At the time of counseling, the candidates must possess the following documents (original & photocopy):

  • e-Hall Ticket
  • 10th standard marks card for proof of date of birth
  • Marks card of class 10+2 
  • Conduct and Character certificate obtained on the School/College letter head/pad
  • Transfer certificate or School/College Leaving Certificate issued by the School/College
  • Four recent and identical passport size photographs and one stamp size photograph
  • Fees: As applicable for the program
  • Copy of PAN card of the parent
  • Authorization letter if the representative is attending on behalf of a candidate

Note: Candidates satisfying the eligibility with MAHE Cutoff will be considered for MET Counselling. One’s admission will be confirmed after the completion of the counseling process.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Scholarships

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal awards scholarship for its Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) students under the following categories:

  1. Kalam-Pai, Freeship and Scholars Scholarship for MBBS & BDS Programs
  2. Merit Scholarship for MD and MDS Programs
  3. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for B.Tech
  4. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for B.Pharm
  5. Scholar and Achiever Scholarship for All Other Under Graduate (UG) & Post Graduate (PG) Programs
  6. Board Toppers Scholarship for All Under Graduate (UG) Programs
  7. Scholarships for Academy of General Education Students (SAGES)
  8. Academy of General Education (AGE) Scholarship for AGE Students
  9. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for B.Sc. Nursing students
  10. Merit Scholarship for BTech (Lateral Entry) students from Manipal Group Polytechnic Institutions
  11. Merit Scholarships for Foreign / Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Category Students
  12. Merit Scholarship for Konkani speaking students
  13. Merit Scholarship for Children of Manipal Alumni
  14. Scholarship scheme of interest subsidy on education loan for MAHE students
  15. AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver 16. Kadambi scholarship
  16. ITC scholarship

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Placements 

MAHE is well known for its placement cell, provides the best career opportunities to its students through Manipal Institute of Technology, School of Management (SOM), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Science (MCOPS), and School of Information Sciences (SOIS). Biomedical, pharmaceutical, engineering, and management are some of the major courses that get provided with the best placement offers. 

Some of the top recruiters are:

Manipal University Top Recruiters


Ques. How is the library of MAHE?

Ans. The library of MAHE campus is highly spacious with 5 levels and an accommodation of 1300 students at a time. It consists of separate AV rooms and private reading rooms as well.

Ques. Are there any cultural clubs in MAHE for students?

Ans. Yes, MAHE offers various cultural clubs like music and Fine Arts, photography, rotaract, astronomy etc. where students can showcase their talent and earn extra credits.

Ques. How is the infrastructure of MAHE, manipal?

Ans. MAHE has a state-of-the-art infrastructure offering air-conditioned classrooms with well-equipped laboratories, spacious library and sports facilities.

Ques. Is MAHE a recognized college? 

Ans.Yes, infact MAHE received NIRF ranking 17/200 and rank 40/120 in India Today, both in the year 2020.

Ques. Do I need good command in English language for admission in MAHE?

Ans. For admission in MAHE, you need to pass the MET exam which consists of a general english test. For that you need to practice questions the involving spotting of errors, vocabulary and sentence improvement etc.

Ques. What are the in-campus facilities offered by MAHE?

Ans. MAHE offers libraries, student accommodations/hostels, laboratories, sports arena etc. for the students.

Ques. What events are organised by MAHE for students?

Ans. MAHE organises various coordinated events annually like management fests, cultural Day, Holi, Tarang- Kite fests, Sports Day etc. for active participation and exposure of students.

Ques. What is the Social Welfare committee of MAHE?

Ans. The Social Welfare committee is a student club organizing fundraisers and scholarship programs for unprivileged students which is open for volunteers and registered members.

Ques. Does MAHE offer hostel facilities?

Ans. Yes, MAHE offers hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The accommodation is neat and clean with independent telephone connections, hot water facility, internet, laundry and common reading rooms. The rent for the hostel is also not so expensive. 

Ques. Is there a negative marking in the MET Exam? 

Ans. There is no negative marking in the exam for incorrect answers. +1 is awarded for each correct answer in the entrance test.

Ques. Which colleges are affiliated with MAHE?

Ans. The following colleges are affiliated with MAHE-
  • T.A. Pai Management Institute
  • School of Communication
  • Kasturba Medical College ( Mangalore and Manipal)
  • Manipal College of Health Professions

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Ques. How is the campus life at MAHE?

Ans. The campus life is blissful. The annual college fest gathers the participation of a large number of students. All types of facilities are available. The University even provides great networking opportunities to all its students.

Ques. Do the students get opportunities to network with the alumni?

Ans. The seniors are extremely helpful and support the juniors in every possible way. The juniors are kept in touch with the alumnus for various occasions held in the college.