Established in 1994, the International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS), Manipal Academy of Higher Education facilitates a unique International Transfer Programme. Under the Programme, students can complete the first two years of study at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India. The following two years can be pursued at a premium university in the foreign country of their choice such as USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, France, Ireland and many more by transferring their credits obtained from first two years of study. On completion of the programme, the student can obtain an Engineering Degree awarded by the destination international university. In case, students do not opt for the international transfer, they can continue their third year of study at Manipal Academy of Higher Education and on its completion can obtain BSc (Applied Science) degree.
Over the years, about 100+ foreign universities have been accepting ICAS credits, thus offering a wide range of universities from which the ICAS students can pursue their final two years. The students are free to apply to any other foreign university of their choice thus providing them a wide platform to jump start a successful career.
This unique program is made possible by adopting all the teaching and evaluation methods that are followed by universities abroad, thus enabling an easy transfer to any foreign university. As a testament to the success of this programme, ICAS has seen over 1,400 students pass through its portals and continue their studies abroad.
The students also benefit from the flexibility of choosing or changing the branch or major area of specialisation after entering the programme at foreign universities. For example, a student, who has for mechanical branch may change to aircraft or automotive streams and a student, who has opted for electrical and electronics during the first two years at Manipal may change over to biomedical or communication streams.