Manipal Institute of Virology (MIV)

The Manipal advantage:

Well-qualified and experienced faculty: A potent, powerful blend of academic experience and industry exposure, the faculty at Manipal Academy of Higher Education don several hats on campus. They employ the latest teaching-techniques, making extensive use of modern technology.  Most are members of professional bodies, and advisors at academic forums.

Industry tie-ups: All the various partnerships with industry boost innovation, and help students in gaining skills that equip them for fulfilling careers. Manipal Academy of Higher Education has affiliations with industries across the spectrum.

International collaborations: To underscore global credentials, Manipal Academy of Higher Education has collaborated with foreign universities in all fields of study – engineering, medicine, communication and the culinary arts. These collaborations are effective in deepening the knowledge and skills of our students and faculty.

Placements: MU is proactive in placing the students into positions of their preference. The institute has a well-organised placement team headed by the Associate Director (Industrial Liaison, Placements and Practice School) and comprising of faculty and student coordinators from each department. On an average, over 60 companies visit MIT Manipal for campus recruitments every year.

There are world-class facilities and a business incubation centre – all this give students a headstart in life, and more.


1.       About the course?

Focused, competency based, flexible postgraduate course, creating Virologists skilled to work in - Research labs, public health and industrial set-ups.

National and International health organizations handling decision making policies.

2.       What does the course offer?

Competency based curriculum on virology (refer website for details).

Students receive cross-disciplinary training.

Opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in collaborating universities abroad.

3.       About Manipal Institute of Virology (MIV)?

Is a diagnostic and research centre with the state of art laboratory facilities, complies with the biosafety level norms outlined by the WHO.

Supports Manipal Academy of Higher Education Hospitals and other health care departments of Karnataka and neighboring states on diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases.

4.       Recognitions/ Accreditations/Research Collaborations

Grade-I Virus Diagnostic Laboratory under ICMR, DHR and MoHFW, GOI

Apex Referral Laboratory under MoHFW, GOI

Refer website for more information.

How Veriti thermal cyclers are being used in Virus Research


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