I had been to Manipal (Udupi) in last week of november to visit Manipal University. Manipal University town is situated on a small hill near Udupi (app. 6-7Km away from Udupi railway station).
It’s a medium sized town. It is on Konkan Railway route and about 1000Km from Mumbai. Train usually take 16Hrs to reach Udupi.
Most of the population lives in small bunglow type houses. Town has appreciable green cover. In fact, if we look from Manipal’s hill, one might feel there is dense forest down there !! Majority of people are devoties of lord Krishna. There are many Krishna temples, Shrikrishna Mutt being most important. There is even temple of Geeta. We saw portraits and pictures of Krishna in many hotels.
Its huge university. They have famouse life science institutions and couple of engineering institutions. I visited manipal to see MCIS – Manipal Institute of Information Sciences, which runs only PG, MS courses on Medical software, Embedded sys and VLSI cad. This is housed in one of the buildings of MIT(Manipal Inst. of Tech). Facilities at MCIS were adequate. Staff seems to be experienced. Most important is study atmosphere, and I think its gr8. All facilities are easily available for students.
Atmosphere is quiet cool and silent. Being a university town young population is maximum. University itself have many hostels for guys and gal. If one don’t get hostel there are many lodges available.
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