Education Powerhouse Sets Up Campus in Rajasthan; Manipal Education to Set Up a World Class Campus in Jaipur

Bangalore, India, September 03, 2008 --( Manipal University, a pioneer in the field of education with campuses in India and several international locations, today announced its plans for a world –class campus in Jaipur. The “Ground Breaking Ceremony”, held in the city today, was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje and Dr. Ramdas Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University.

Manipal University is a pioneer in providing quality higher education. The University, known for its strong industry connect and research orientation, aims at continuing its quest towards re-defining the higher education landscape across key locations in India over the next few years.

Commenting on Manipal University’s vision for Jaipur, Dr. Ramdas Pai said, “Rajasthan is our gateway to North India. We will create a world-class campus here and in the long run expand it to have multiple disciplines, research initiatives and corporate out-reach programmes, much as we have in our campus at Manipal. Our goal is to significantly contribute in building and developing human capital that will serve local and regional industries. The Manipal University Campus here in Jaipur will assist in creating a pool of talented work force to support the long term educational plans of Rajasthan.”

Starting Academic Year 2009, The Manipal University Campus in Jaipur aims to grow over the next five years to house over 5,000+ students in a residential facility. In the first Phase, it will offer the following courses and streams of Education

An Engineering college offering multiple streams
A Banking and Financial services competency Academy

A Management Institute spanning General Management and Specialized Domain Management.
Management & domain competency development programs
Collaborative R&D Activities with Industry

Speaking on the occasion, Honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje said, “Manipal University has stood for education excellence and innovation, we are happy to them here in Jaipur. Our government is deeply committed to enhancing the availability of high quality education to the people of Rajasthan, and to progressively expand Rajasthan’s stature as the leading education hub in this region. The Manipal University Campus at Dehmi Kalan is an important step in this direction.”

Speaking on the occasion, Honorable Education Minister, Rajasthan, Shri. Kalicharan said, “With the establishment of this campus, Rajasthan will move a step closer towards being one of the leading states on the education map of India. The state is slowly but surely is becoming a destination of choice for the younger generation.”

Set over an 100-acre area, Manipal University Jaipur campus is expected to be operational starting August 2009, in phases. It will house all facilities such as academic complexes, research centres, student housing, faculty amenities, sports facilities, and more, in an ambience that will be global-class. It will offer a wide range of programmes, and will have as a part of its team some outstanding faculty.

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