NEPAL: Republic of Nepal is a country of highly diverse culture and rich geography situated to the north of India. The climate varies with the topology ranging from tropical to arctic. However, even the severest winter is compensated by the bright sun, blue skies and above the presence of mount Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, is well connected by air to India, South East Asia and Europe.
A medical and educational revolution is taking place within the precincts of the Manipal College of Medical Sciences and Manipal Teaching Hospital at Pokhara, 200km west of Kathmandu.
POKHARA-BEAUTY AT ITS PEAK: The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by its lovely lakes, rivers and spectacular views and the Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri, Himachuli and Machhapuchhre peaks. The mountain lakes and rivers provide many recreational activities like fishing, swimming and boating. Situated at an altitude of about 900m, the temperature in Pokhara ranges between 43 deg F (6 deg C) in winter to 93 deg F (34 deg C) in summers. The rainfall is heavy from May to September.
Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), Pokhara was established in 1994 as a collaboration between the Manipal Group and the Government of Nepal and the 750-bed Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara was inaugurated in 1998.
The college and hospital have been set up with the most modern facilities for modern education and health delivery. The college is affiliated to the Kathmandu University.
It offers a five and a half years MBBS Degree (four and a half years + one year internship) programme. The language of instruction is English.
MCOMS started postgraduate programmes and the School of Nursing & Allied Health programmes in the year 2000.
The venture has helped in the overall development of Nepal besides providing direct employment to a number of local people.
Dr Pai with PM Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri. Kasturba Medical College, India’s first private medical college, was started.light-theme 1953
Kasturba Medical College opened.dark-theme 1955
MIT founded, Udupi Law College launched, and Medical Relief Society of South Canara set up to render services to rural areas.light-theme 1957
School of Nursing, Manipal started
Kasturba General Hospital inaugurated.light-theme 1960
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal set up.light-theme 1963
Valley View International Health Club launchedlight-theme 1968
First dialysis machine installed in Kasturba Hospital.light-theme 1971
Additions were made to the MIT engineering courses, for example, a one-year post-graduate diploma course was added in industrial engineering. Later in 1975, MEC changed its name to Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).
MIT has also taken an active part in community development in Manipal. A land-use plan for the town has been developed by MIT staff, as well as standardized low-cost plans for college buildings.
A Canadian private foundation, Operation Eyesight Universal, gave Kasturba Hospital a completely equipped eye van.light-theme 1976
KMC celebrates its silver jubilee. Madhav Pai passes away. He was 81.
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TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was set up this year. Today, it is among the leading management institutes in the country.
TAPMI’s mission is to build capacity in professional management in the country, and closer home, to reinforce the existing educational and health infrastructure at Manipal.
In early 2009, its 25th year running, TAPMI shifted to a new scenic 42-acre residential campus in Manipal.
TMA Pai Hospital (TMAPH) began functioning at Udupi, to provide quality out-patient and family-planning services to the people of Udupi and neighboring localities.
Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure like ICUs with ventilators, fully equipped operation theatres, radiology service, ultrasound and laboratory etc., the hospital has links with the tertiary-care Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, which ensures priority treatment to patients on referral from Dr TMA Pai Hospital.
It was a time when the hotel industry was still in its infancy; there was a dearth of trained professionals and training colleges. The College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Studies (CHARMS) was established in October 1986 as a unit of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation.
In August 1987, the Foundation joined hands with Welcomgroup, the Hotels division of ITC Ltd, and the college was renamed the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).
Manipal College of Nursing was established at Manipal. In 1991, Manipal Hospital Bangalore (MHB) was set up, accredited by NABH and AAHRPP, and comprising 55 clinical departments and 11 centers of excellence.
It is a flagship hospital under Manipal Health Enterprises and a landmark healthcare destination in south India. Ranked the Best Super specialty Hospital in Bangalore by THE WEEK-HANSA, it is among the best hospitals in India for cardiology.
In 1992, the KMC Hospital at Attavar, Mangalore was set up as a teaching hospital of KMC, Mangalore and an associate hospital of Manipal University.
That very year, the Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was set up.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education awarded Deemed University status by Government of India, and is renamed Manipal University.
Manipal College of Medical Sciences established in Pokhara, Nepallight-theme 1994
The Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS), now School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) was established in 1999.light-theme 1999
Manipal University Dubai inaugurated.light-theme 2000
Golden Jubilee of Kasturba Medical College and Manipal Education and Medical Group.
World class sports complex MARENA, launched in Manipal.
MU Chancellor and President Dr Ramdas Pai awarded Padma Bhushan. Dr Ramdas Pai becomes second Indian to be honoured with Malaysian title ‘Datuk’. Manipal University Jaipur launched.
Manipal Museum of Anatomy and Pathology opened.light-theme 2012
Manipal Group celebrates 60 years in Education and Healthcare. Golden Peacock Environment Management award for Manipal University.