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Melaka Manipal Medical College


conceived from the ‘Look East Policy’ of the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who recognised the need for greater South-South cooperation in the economic, education and social sectors in line with the government’s objective of making the country a leading educational hub in the region. MMMC is the first Indo- Malaysian joint venture in private (professional) medical education and was established with the full support of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. The college also had the support of experienced medical educationists from Manipal University who helped in the implementation of the medical programme.

What Makes Us Special ?

Both the medical and dental programmes are conducted in collaboration with the renowned Manipal University, India. Manipal University is recognised for imparting high quality professional education and has been the preferred destination for students from over 50 countries.

The university has 20 constituent colleges that offer over 195 courses across 14 streams, including medicine, dentistry, engineering, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, life sciences, management, mass communication, information science, hotel management, regenerative medicine, geopolitics, cultural studies and many more.

The Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) the first private dental college in India and a constituent college of Manipal University was established in the year 1965 and stands as one of the finest centres of oral health care and dental education. The college was in June 2009 ranked as the No. 1 dental college in India by Outlook, the weekly News Magazine, June 22, 2009 issue. To date, Manipal University provides the finest in education to over 15,000 students every year. It also has an active alumni base of over 65,000 students across the world.

The facilities in both the Manipal and Melaka campus is second to none, including various teaching and learning facilities, auditoriums, lecture halls, classrooms, science labs, skill labs, library and computer labs. Other amenities include student hostels, cafeterias, gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, squash courts, football field and basketball court.

Benefits for the students :

  • The time spent in India gives the student a strong exposure to Basic Sciences and morbidity patterns related to the socio-economic status and cultural practices of another country.
  • Living on a multidisciplinary university campus at Manipal gives the student a unique cross-cultural experience and builds confidence and independence.
  • The student becomes a part of an esteemed educational system with an international reputation and a worldwide alumni.
  • The clinical phase is carried out in government hospitals in Malaysia where the students work with patients and staff from different ethnic backgrounds akin to their own. This allows for effective communication and rapport and seamless merger into the environment into which they ultimately will work.

Programme Outline

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) In Collaboration with Manipal University, India [KPT (JPS) 600-03/542(14)] MMMC offers a 5 year twinning programme of 10 semesters leading to the MBBS degree awarded by Manipal University. The first phase of 2 ½ years (5 semesters) is conducted in the Manipal Campus in India which has excellent facilities for teaching of Basic Sciences in terms of infrastructure, museums, skill labs and experienced faculty. The basic sciences and preclinical subjects are covered in 4 semesters. During the 5th semester, students commence their clinical training. This semester in India exposes them to the morbidity profile related to the prevailing socio-economic conditions.

The second phase of 5 semesters (2½ years) is at the Melaka Campus, Malaysia. Students continue with their clinical training at the Melaka General Hospital, Muar Hospital and at the Community Health Centres.

Students are admitted in two batches annually in March and September. The eligibility criteria are based on the guidelines of the regulatory bodies in Malaysia and admission is based on merit. The academic programme is student-centred with emphasis on self-directed learning, group discussions and problem solving.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) In Collaboration with Manipal University, India [KP (JPS) 600-03/542 (97)] The dental programme is a 5 year academic programme leading to the BDS degree which is awarded by Manipal University. The first two years is conducted in Manipal, India and the final three years conducted in Melaka, Malaysia. The basic sciences and pre-clinical subjects are covered in Phase 1 and in the 2nd phase the student commence their clinical training.

Intake – September 2010

Academic Facilities & Resources

MMMC campus is backed by world class infrastructure to ensure that all students who come here get inspired to pursue their career with zest and passion. The facilities cater to both the teaching and learning facilities as well as their recreational requirements, by providing facilities and amenities for students’ comfort and well-being while in campus. Every teaching and learning centre is wellequipped with the appropriate facilities to provide both teachers and students the best environment.

Academic facilities include lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, laboratories and a fully-equipped library. Information Technology – Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC) takes technology as a key factor to facilitate the teaching and learning process and to create techno savvy environment for students. Therefore we ensure that the Information Technology System and facilities are up to date and accessible by the students.

Student Support Services & Student Development Activities

The Student Support Services and Development Activities are handled by the office of the Deputy Registrar.

Students are assisted both in their personal and professional development. Other main services include :

Admission & Counseling – Student Services Executives will provide a complete and thorough explanation of the courses offered, handle enrolment and provide other relevant information i.e. fees, scholarships, loan application, etc.

International Students & Visa Requirements – The Student Services Department has dedicated staff that are at hand to advice students on their visa applications. Other student services available include :

Food Services – A cafeteria is attached to the student’s hostel, which serves a variety of menu for the needs of different groups of students. It is open from 6.30 am to 9 pm.

Recreational Facilities – Students can enjoy a wide variety of recreational facilities such as indoor games like table tennis and badminton, gym, swimming pool, squash courts, aerobics room, sauna, basketball court, hockey court, football field, volley ball / net ball courts and tennis courts.

Hostel – There are adequate hostel rooms for all students provided in campus. The hostel rooms provided are airconditioned, fully furnished with attached bathroom. Washing machines and dryer are available at every floor.

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Bursary awards are granted to deserving students based on their academic and co-curricular achievements. Enquiries about grants and sponsorship should be made directly to the sponsoring agencies as the college is unable to provide financial support for students except for a small number of highly deserving cases.

International Recognition & Achievements

The MBBS degree is recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and Sri Lankan Medical Council. MMMC is also listed in the World directory of medical schools published by the WHO as well as IMED (the International Medical Education Directory).

Address :
Melaka Manipal Medical College
Lot 463-1, Jalan Batu Hampar,
Bukit Baru,
75150 Melaka
Tel : 06-289 6662
Fax : 606-281 7977 / 606-292 5852
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Areas of Study:

  • Pre-university / University Foundation studies
  • Medicine & Healthcare

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