Located near a serene lake, Manipal Centre for Humanities is home to a state-of-the-art Auditorium, an exclusive Art Gallery, and a very extensive Humanities Library.
KK Hebbar Gallery and Arts Centre
The Hebbar Gallery and Art Centre currently showcases a collection of 24 portrait paintings and one sculpture by the artist K.K. Hebbar.
MCH has collaborated with institutions such as the University of Chicago, Università di Napoli L'Orientale, Italy, National University of Singapore, Sutasoma Trust, UK, Dalhousie University, Canada, Princeton University, Social Sciences, etc.
Select Student Achievements
A second-year BA student at MCH, has been selected for the Global Research Internship under MITACS 2019. As part of the internship, Serene will receive full funding and she will be in Canada from May-July 2019 at the University of Saskatchewan to assist Prof David Parkinson on the Project in International Collaborative Teaching (PICT). Students from UGC recognized universities are eligible to apply and the MITACS global internship is funded by the Federal Government of Canada.
A third-year BA student at MCH, participated in a summer program on ‘Political Theory and International Politics’ from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The course helped the participants understand the trajectory of international political theory beginning from the Ancient Greeks to the present time and it also provided an understanding of the complexities pertaining to theory and its practice. He was also selected as a part of the week-long ‘Global Leaders Programme’ organized by Exeter University, UK and Heritage Walk Calcutta. This GCRF-UK Government-funded program was titled ‘Urban Heritage Issues in South Asia' where 15 undergraduates students from India and Exeter University were taught research approaches in documenting heritage histories in Kolkata.
A third-year BA student at MCH has been selected to participate as a delegate in the upcoming Global Goals Model United Nations meet to be held in Thailand from October 4th- 7th, 2019.
Recent Academic Events At MCH
Injustice and the Self in Dalit Writing, National Symposium, Aug 13 - 14, 2016
NR Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, inaugurating the Hebbar Gallery and Art Centre at MCPH on July 5, 2016
Keynote address by Prof Vasudha Dalmia, Professor Emerita, University of California Berkeley, at national conference Literature and the Making of a Vernacular Nation
Inauguration of the Centre for Women Studies at MCH on August 26, 2016
Inaugural Address by Dr Ravinder Kaur , IIT Delhi, on August 26, 2016
Prof Gary Tubb, Professor, University of Chicago, USA, on August 27, 2016
Watering Hole: Wildlife Photography Exhibition on November 4, 2016
Book launch of historical novel, The Untitled, HarperCollins India, on September 16, 2016
Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist, at MCH on November 10, 2016
Dominic Goodall, Head of Indology, Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, Pondicherry
Rasa Workshop with Prof C Rajendran, Former Professor, University of Calicut
Francesco Sferra, Universita di Napoli L---Orientale, Italy
John Nemec, University of Virginia, USA
Daniele Cuneo, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Dr Devdutt Pattanaik on Mythology: Questioning the Nature of Truth
Dr Tilottoma Misra on Sita---s Voice in the Assamese Ramayana, April 18,2017
Paromita Vohra, documentary Film-maker on her 2002 film ---Unlimited Girls---
Dr Udayon Misra on The North-East and Federalism
Marathi writer Kavitha Mahajan on Experience and Writing on April 8, 2017
Doll Exhibition and Talk by Francoise Bosteels
Easterine Kire reading out a poem she wrote from MCH during the Writer-in-Residence Program
Kiran Nagarkar giving a public lecture during the Writer-in-Residence Program
Prof. Upinder Singh during Prof. Achuta Rao Memorial International Conference
Poetry Reading by Perumal Murugan during the Writer-in-Residence Program
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The vibrant community and the exceptional guidance by the faculty mentors gave me the opportunity to explore in-depth my research interests in the field of literary craft and creative writing, often from a lovely window seat in the library with a view of the lake.
MA English (2016-2018)
MCH gave me the space to combine my varying interests in art and feminism and apply it in social and philosophical theories and explore my own understanding of these subjects.
Nandita Krishna, MA Sociology (2015-2017)
Being part of the undergraduate course at MCH has been a truly rewarding experience from the very first day. The program has been designed very meticulously and reflects MCH's commitment to contemporary and interdisciplinary scholarship.
MCH is an ideal place to spend one's undergraduate years. The curriculum is rigorous, but at the same time, students have more than enough time to explore areas within and beyond the academic world that catch their fancy. Each lecture opens up a world of possibilities. Not to mention, with faculty like ours, there's no Monday morning blues
“I have now made two very worthwhile trips to MCH. Each visit was marked by much intellectual stimulus and serious discussions with the faculty and students, among whom the morale was high, the scholarly commitment intense and genuine, and the quality uniformly excellent.”
Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA
I have taught literature all my life in Indian and foreign Universities. Nowhere in my experience have philosophy and social sciences been taught in an interdisciplinary way except in this school. MCH has an excellent approach in its syllabus and its students will be unique as practitioners and teachers of literature. I could see they are trained to think creatively because of the courses they take in several branches of the Humanities.
Eminent Kannada writer and Jnanpith laureate
MCH is asking its students to take as seriously as possible core questions in culture and power, across time – at present and though history – and space – in India and outside of India. It is demanding that they learn major works, both theoretical and empirical. It is inviting them to confront the problems, and promises, of disciplinary and interdisciplinary work…what more could one possibly provide one’s students?
Professor of South Asian Studies, Columbia University, USA
MCH has an international reputation because of its extraordinary faculty who are committed to studying how mind, body, and society are co-constitutive, or bound together to form our ethical dispositions toward law, medicine, education, and economics.
Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University, USA
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Dr Madhu Veeraraghavan, Professor, TAPMI.
This workshop discussed themes such as the Role of Religion in the origin of Modern Science, Emergence of Science and Religion as Disciplinary Fields, Thought Experiments in Theology and Science, and Relationship between Science, Religion, and Sexual Diversity. The workshop was conducted by the faculty of MCPH along with Professor Yiftach Fehige, University of Toronto.
K V Akshara, Workshop on Science and Religion.
Book Discussion,Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders and Predecessors (Oxford University Press, 2013) by Professor A. Raghuramaraju, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad.Respondents: Sundar Sarukkai, Meera Baindur, Nikhil Govind (Faculty of MCPH), Varun S Bhatta, Jobin Mathew, Rajgopal(Students of MCPH).
Professor Gopal Guru, Centre for Political Studies, JNU.
Apaar Kumar, Workshop on Science and Religion.
Dinakaran Meenamkunnu, Workshop on Science and Religion.