English. If you are not confident with English then it is advisable to learn Communicative English before the start of the programme. Students may also consider studying the following book:
"Spoken English – a self learning guide to conversation practice" by V Sasikumar and P V Dhamija 2nd edition or the latest TATA McGraw Hills series (R.s 195 including CD).
Programme participants must learn to live in a multi-cultural environment. Food will be prepared based on a menu to be decided by the Mess Committee consisting of students. It will cater to all varieties by rotation. Non-vegetarian items will be included on select days.
A list of essential items to be brought along will be given in the joining instructions. However all personal necessities, clothings, a dressing gown, (bank will supply 3 pairs of uniform and one pair of shoes), one set of spare bed sheets, pillow covers, sport shoes etc. should be brought along. In addition, a light blanket and light woollens would be needed at Bengaluru during winters.
Cupboard with lock and key, table and chair, extension of hostel phone, cot, bed, pillow and bed linen. Mirror, bucket and mug. A fan is available. Free electricity and water, with 24 hours' uninterrupted supply.
A full-fledged Manipal Clinic with 24*7 service facility is available at campus for ordinary illness. For specialized treatment participant need to visit specialized Hospital in Bengaluru. All medical expenses to be borne by the participants. All participants would be covered by ICICI Bank's Medicare scheme.
Internet connectivity is available in the Academic Block during prescribed hours. No such facility is available in the rooms. Participants may bring their own laptop / computers with USB Modem/Data card for Internet connectivity. Wi-fi is not available anywhere.