Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS) was established in 1999 as a constituent college of Manipal University. MCOAHS is the first institution in India, exclusively dedicated for the study of Allied Health education.


  • On-the-job training provided through the Kasturba Medical College Teaching Hospital
  • Focus on research in Healthcare with 185 research projects and 109 journals & publications
  • Over 80% students of Allied Health Students have been placed / are pursuing higher education in U.K, U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Gulf, etc.
  • Asia’s only high-end Medical Simulation lab to provide hands-on clinical experience
  • Asia’s largest health sciences library for an educational institute
  • One of the world’s best anatomy museum with over 1,000 specimens


  • Speech and Hearing - Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Nuclear Medicine- Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)
  • Occupational Therapy -All India Occupational Therapists' Association (AIOTA) & World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
  • Physiotherapy -- Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), Life member of WCPT
  • Respiratory Therapy- Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) Since 2010 February
  • Health Professions Council (HPC), UK


  • Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • BSc Health Information Administartion
  • BSc Medical Laboratory Technology
  • BSc Medical Imaging Technology
  • BSc Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • BSc Optometry
  • BSc Respiratory Therapy
  • BSc Medical Radiation Therapy
  • BSc Cardiovascular Technology

Life at Manipal

Campuses at Manipal and Mangalore provide a cosmopolitan and congenial atmosphere in which students from over 52 countries create lifelong friendships. Manipal, a classic mix of cultures, provides a wonderful opportunity for dialogue and understanding of cultures. Students can join clubs for music and fine arts, literary pursuits, meditation, yoga, debating and photography.

Geography & Weather

Manipal is situated in the rocky yet lush green hinterland of Malabar (Konkan) Coast of southwest India. It is about 150 meters above the sea level and about 12 kms from the Arabian Sea. It nestles between the hill ranges of the Western Ghats and the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. It overlooks a narrow coastal plain through which the picturesque Swarna River meanders its way to the city.

Added to it is the natural beauty that surrounds Manipal and Mangalore, the pristine beaches, the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, the several picnic spots along the coast line make it just the right place for all those who come here in the pursuit of professional education.

The weather is tropical and is hot with high levels of humidity between November to May. The region receives moderate to heavy rainfall between June to October and the temperatures range from a minimum of 24 degree C to a high of 38 degree C.


The infrastructure at Manipal University can be compared with the best in the world. The campus covers a total area of 500 acres. All the constituent colleges of the University are supported by:

Library: The University is home to the largest library in Asia for an educational institution. The Health Sciences Library of Manipal University is a modern facility extending over 150,000 square feet on six floors, and can accommodate 1300 users at a time.

Besides the Central Health Sciences library there are libraries for every constituent college for their respective disciplines.

Anatomy Museum: The University is home to the largest library in Asia for an educational institution. The Health Sciences Library of Manipal University is a modern facility extending over 150,000 square feet on six floors, and can accommodate 1300 users at a time.

Simulation Labs: Manipal University is the only University in Asia to have a Medical Simulation Center to provide hands-on experience to the students. The centre has the most complex, interactive, computer-based training units such as the SimMan and SimBaby.

Wi-Fi Campus: Manipal University campus provides Wi-Fi hotspots spread across the campus. Laptops packaged with all campus services are provided to UG students of Medical, Dental, Engineering and Architecture for their computing, communication and presentation requirements.

Hostels & Food Courts: The residential facilities at Manipal are comparable to some of the best in the world. The Food Courts at Manipal with a combined seating capacity of over 3,000 cater to the needs of the students of different cultures. The Food Courts also house popular brands like Pizza Corner, Subway, Noodle King, Barrista, Bread Basket, Asian K Flavor, Hangyo, etc.

Sports: The campuses have playgrounds and courts for cricket, hockey, football, tennis, basketball, badminton and volleyball. There are swimming pools, gymnasium and athletics track.

MARENA: MARENA is a 6 storey, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex which houses not just India’s largest gymnasium but also a football pitch, badminton courts, basketball courts, squash courts and a 200 meter synthetic jogging track.

Getting to Manipal University

Manipal is well connected by road, rail and air. There are two main cities close to Manipal that serve as entry points, Udupi and Mangalore. Udupi is 5 kms from Manipal and Mangalore is 65 kms away.

By Air: The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is one and half hours’ drive by road. There are daily domestic flights from Mumbai and Bangalore. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and King Fisher fly to Mangalore. There are direct international flights to Mangalore from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Prepaid taxis are available at the Mangalore airport.

By Road: Manipal is well connected with the major cities in Karnataka and buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently.

By Train: The closest railway stations are Udupi and Mangalore. These railway stations lie on the Konkan route connecting the north and the south along the west coast. Delhi and Mumbai (to the north) and Ernakulam (to the south) are linked to Udupi station. Mangalore station is connected to Chennai, Delhi, Trivandrum and Mumbai. Those travelling from Kolkata will have to travel via Chennai and then take a connecting train to Mangalore. There is also a train operating from Jammu to Mangalore once a week.

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