Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly branded as Manipal University, is a private research institute deemed to be university located in the university town of Manipal, Karnataka, India. Manipal Academy of Higher Education has sister universities in Dubai, Mangalore, Sikkim, and Jaipur. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.Internationally, Manipal Academy of Higher Education was ranked 701-750 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018. The same rankings ranked it 198 in Asia and 119 among BRICS nations. In India, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Manipal Academy of Higher Education 30 overall and 18 among universities in 2017.