In 1953, our founder Dr. T.M.A. Pai set up Kasturba Medical College on a barren hill on the outskirts of the town of Udupi in the State of Karnataka. In the subsequent years many other academic institutions followed and this vibrant campus became the town of Manipal. All these institutions were brought under the umbrella of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) that became India’s first deemed university in 1993. Today, MAHE, in this university town of Manipal, caters to more than 28,000 students from over 57 different nations.


As the Group expanded, the need to consolidate its various segments of institutions and businesses led to the formation of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) in 2004. MEMG, today, operates three Universities in India, recognised by the University Grants Commission. Separately, the businesses and other initiatives of the Group were restructured, where activities of similar nature were clubbed under four key verticals of Education, Healthcare, Research and Foundation. All institutions and businesses under MEMG are governed by a charter that requires them to offer socially relevant and affordable services.



Manipal Global Education Services aims at providing solutions for increasing enrolment, ensuring student retention and enhancing quality of output through new generation technologies. MaGE uses best practices acquired from building and running successful educational institutions across the globe, which ensure holistic and future-ready services and programs.



Manipal Hospitals is the brand of the network of hospitals under MHE. The focus at Manipal Hospitals is to provide affordable care under a multispecialty health delivery framework and further extend it to homecare.



ManipalCigna Health Insurance offers comprehensive customised health insurance solutions that help you safeguard your health while securing your finances. With a strong multi-distribution network of over 20,000 agents, 250+ major brokers and presence in over 7,000 point of sales locations across the country, ManipalCigna also has tie-ups with 9 leading banks, over 30 NBFCs, MFIs and Corporate Agents for distributing health policies and a network of over 6500 trusted hospitals across cities including tier I, tier II and tier III towns in India.



Stempeutics Research is an innovative and multi-institutional collaboration bringing together researchers from MAHE, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore and Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. SR seeks to bring in off-the-shelf stem cell products that would cure diseases such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, skin damage etc., through cell regeneration.



Manipal Foundation is the social and the philanthropic arm of MEMG. The Foundation's objective is to empower people and it focuses its initiatives in the five areas of Education, Healthcare, Livelihood and Vocational Skills, Women Empowerment and Environment and Civic Initiatives.


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