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Frequently Asked Questions

Apprehensions and Questions hound a potential fresher right before admission, counseling, and even before class. In this article, we try our best to alleviate the suspense.

What are the cut-offs for each stream? Is it possible to get a certain stream even if I do not make the cut?

The cut offs for 2016 at the end of the final round in the main campus are as follows. Students can apply for a branch change at the end of freshmen year – on the basis of their CGPA and availability of seats.

How are the campus placements like?

The campus placement statistics vary slightly every year. In general, the placement rate is moderately high and the packages are good. MIT has a well-organized placement team comprising faculty and student coordinators from each department.

What are the documents I’ll need to bring for the counseling round? Which campus ought I go to for the same?

The campus you go to does not determine the college you choose. Select the campus of your convenience when you’re going for counseling. As for the documents and the counselling procedure, refer here.

How are the hostels? Are messes/food courts close by?

The hostels are well-maintained and make for comfortable living for their price. You can choose the hostel of your preference in your first year – the block as well as type (AC/non-AC, Single/Shared). The messes are close by most hostels with some hostels having their own mess. Otherwise, there’s a common Food Court, at nearly the centre of the campus.

What is the climate in Manipal like?

The climate in Manipal is mostly humid, with the months of March to May being the hottest. Monsoon rains start around June and last till August – so don’t forget to carry that umbrella when you’re joining in July.

What all should I pack with me? Is everything available in Manipal itself?

Manipal has well established markets with stores such as More and other local businesses. You can mostly find all possible necessities such as toiletries and umbrellas within the campus itself. In general, a student needs to pack clothes and (if desired) goods unique to their native place. For further details, click here.

Is the infamous drug culture of Manipal a reality?

Nowadays, drugs are easily available almost everywhere. So, connecting this with only Manipal would be rather unfair. Of course, the ‘culture’ you hear about is a myth. It’s your choice which direction you choose.

Though, from the college’s end, there is an Anti-Substance Abuse Declaration that is signed by every fresher. If found using any of the drugs mentioned in the undertaking, strict action will be taken against the student by the college as well as legal authorities.

How are the messes? Is the food healthy and tasty, and is it rationed?

There are various messes on campus catering to nearly every Indian palate.  While everything else is unlimited, the refreshments served in the evening, as well as non-veg items are rationed.

How is the mobile connectivity? Is there a specific network provider I should stick to?

Manipal is not as obscure a town as it may seem! Every service provider is as good as any. The general trend though is Airtel, even though the others provide equally decent connectivity.

Is the internet provided by the college in our rooms and classes or is it advisable to buy a dongle?

MIT offers every student an iON connection, with a set amount of data per month.  Hostels have good internet connectivity, especially with a LAN cable. The speed, if not amazing, is sufficient for most needs.

What are the curfew timings here?

The rules and curfew timings in Manipal are quite reasonable compared to other colleges. As of now, first years have to reach their hostels by 9.30 PM and the curfew timing for seniors is 11 PM.  The curfew timings are extended upto 11 PM for all students during festivals, college fests, and exams. Entry into campus closes at 11 PM.

I hope there is no ragging in Manipal. What rules have been set in order to prevent it?

MIT has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to ragging. The rules are quite strict and implemented well. The students are required to fill an anti-ragging undertaking and ragging here is dealt with as a criminal offence – as it should be. Seniors have a ban on interaction with freshers till before the technical fest, ‘TechTatva’, which plays a vital role in keeping a safer senior-fresher dynamic.

What is intra-university sliding?

As the counselling rounds progress, seats end up being vacant in the preferred branches as some students opt out or do not turn up. These seats are passed on to other students, according to their rank and branch priority. As a result, vacancies are created in other branches too and so on the seats are further given to students.

Is branch upgradation after first year common? What are the cut-offs?

Students often opt for branch upgradation. When the session begins, seats end up vacant in some branches as some students opt out of the course. These seats are given to other students, according to their GPA. To change a branch after first year a student has to apply to the the administrative section at the end of the first year before the end of semester exams. The cutoffs vary each year depending on the number of students who applied for a particular and their GPAs.

Which campus do I go for? Manipal, Jaipur, or Sikkim?

Each campus is quite well-built and is competent when it comes to education. The Manipal campus (being the oldest) is preferred and has better placement statistics than others. If a prospective student’s rank qualifies them for taking admission in the Manipal campus and there are no personal issues, then the Manipal campus itself is preferred. Even if one does not get the desired branch, upgrading after the first year is a viable option.

How many holidays do we get in the entire semester? 

We’ve usually very limited holidays in a semester. In addition to them, first years’ get a week long teaching break only in their first semester wherein they can go home. The list of holidays is given in the academic calendar as shown.


When do club and project recruitments start? How will the students be notified?

Freshers are usually not allowed to interact with the seniors in the first half of the semester, to allow the first years to settle in without inhibitions. Also, before and during exams, no club activities are allowed to make sure that students focus only on academics during those periods.

The Revised Student Interaction Ban Dates for next Semester are as follows:
3rd-7th Sept: 1st sessional ban
21st Sept- 8th Oct: pre TechTatva+TechTatva Ban
8th-13th Oct: 2nd sessional ban
8th Nov onwards: End Sem ban.

No involvement of any 1st yr student in any club activity is allowed before 17th of September.

What  are the cut offs like, after the first round of seat allotment?