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Manipal University Brings to you a Platform to Study Engineering Abroad

June 26, 2014 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • 2 Years in Manipal University and 2 Years in an International University of the student’s choice
  • Graduate with an engineering degree from a university of international repute
  • 40%* lesser cost than a regular international engineering program
  • 20th Year of operation and 1400+ successful alumni
  • 16 engineering disciplines offered

 *based on average living expenses
Manipal University has opened admissions to its International Engineering Twinning program also known as ICAS (International Centre for Applied Sciences).   

In this program, students study their 1st and 2nd years of Engineering in Manipal University (Manipal Campus) and the 3rdand 4th years in one of the 90 world renowned universities from where they would receive their Engineering or Equivalent degree. 

This unique program is designed for students aspiring to graduate in engineering disciplines from some of the best universities in the world. With the increase in student mobility to universities abroad, Manipal University introduced the ICAS program in 1994, with a view to encourage students to pursue professional education in reputed universities across USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France. 

During the two years spent at Manipal University, students are trained to meet eligibility requirements through an international curriculum and have a cultural understanding of the destination country, thus, providing students with the required foundation for the following two years. On completion of the first two years, students transfer abroad to   universities of their choice, through a smooth credit transfer system where they complete the 3rd and 4th years of Engineering. Upon graduation, students are awarded an engineering degree from the foreign university and are provided with placement opportunities to ensure a smooth start to their careers. In France and Germany, the program offered is an integrated bachelors and masters program where a student would be awarded a bachelors degree in Manipal and masters degree in Germany/France. 

University of Massachusetts, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota twin cities, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, Illinois Institute of Technology are some of the premier universities where students of ICAS have graduated from in the past. Some of the prominent partner universities include University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, Drexel University, The State University of New York Buffalo, UTS Sydney, City University, London, Lancaster University, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen’s University, Kingston among others. 

The course curriculum, methodology & evaluation is based on the US University structure/pattern and is compatible with most of the US, Australian and European universities. The course also provides tremendous opportunities to avail internships in USA, UK and Australia. Universities also offer scholarships to ICAS students depending upon their performance and merit. Students can also finish the program in less than 4 years depending on the number of subjects they choose in each semester. 

Students who have passed 10+2 (CBSE, ICSE, ‘A’ Levels, IB, HSC, OSSD, American High School Diploma or equivalent examination with minimum of 60% (aggregate) or ‘C’ grade in English, Physics and Mathematics with Chemistry or Biology or Computer Science or Biotechnology or Electronics as optional subjects in the 12th standard or from Non-English medium of instruction with a score of above 90 in the TOEFL exam are eligible to apply. Engineering, Drawing or Biology as optional subjects for admission to B.Arch. Students seeking admission to Architecture at ICAS need to have minimum of 80 out of 200 in NATA exam. Diploma holders (after 10th) are not eligible for the program.

The ICAS students are at par with the regular students at the foreign universities and equal opportunities are provided in terms of placements and internships for all. On completion of the course, ICAS students have been employed by some of the world’s largest multinational companies like BMW, SAP, Microsoft, Volvo, Nokia, Shell and Southwest Airlines in the past with the average annual salary packages ranging from $55,000 to $85,000. 

ICAS, with its unique advantages, is the ideal platform for Indian students to obtain international degrees with tremendous opportunities to develop their careers abroad. To apply online, visit  or email at or call 080 – 65590090, 080-64560072, 09980844001. To apply offline, write to Director –Admissions, International Engineering Program (ICAS), Manipal University Building, Manipal - 576104, Karnataka, India.

Engineering Disciplines Offered                                                                                               

Students can choose from over 16 engineering branches namely Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Aviation/Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil/Construction Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering, Material Science Engineering and Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering. It offers students the flexibility in choosing or changing the branch or major area of specialization after entering the program at the international university. 

About Manipal University: 

Manipal University, a part of the Manipal Education Group, is widely recognized for imparting high quality professional education. Founded 58 years  ago by Dr. T. M. A. Pai, Manipal University is located in the bustling student town of Manipal (in Karnataka). Manipal University was the first private institute to be recognized as a Deemed University by the Government of India in 1993 and is the preferred destination for students from over 53 countries.  Manipal University provides the finest in education to approximately 15,000 students every year. It also has an active alumni base of approximately 65, 000 students from across the world. 

Source: Business Wire India


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