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Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) ranked No. 1 in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Human Resource Ministry in 2016, finds a place in QS World University Rankings of 2017. "It is a remarkable achievement. We've always been proud of our pharmacy college," said Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University.
"We are extremely happy that the pharmacy and pharmacology stream of Manipal University has featured in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2017. This is the first time that Manipal University's subject stream is getting into world rankings, and it is a very high entry at 251-300 range. I am sure we'll see more subjects offered by this University like dentistry, medicine and engineering, and will also feature in the world rankings in months to come," the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Bhat said.
The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. "Coming after the No. 1 rank in India by NIRF, the QS Ranking is a shot in the arm for MCOPS to do better. As a premier institution under Manipal University, MCOPS has been in the forefront of education and research," said Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal of the Pharmacy College.
The University support for infrastructural development and the several grants for research from government and non-government funding agencies have helped in the growth of MCOPS. The students and staff of the college are excited about the new status of the college. Dr. Rao added, "We will work assiduously to move up the ranking."
About Manipal University:
Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka's Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty members and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai (UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.
Every institute has world-class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.
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