What to Bring to Manipal: Freshers FAQ

Are you joining any of the colleges at Manipal? Are you shifting into a hostel in the university town of Manipal? Then you have come to the right place. Presenting to you The List of what to bring to Manipal.

Manipal Survival Guide

This list covers all the things that you can possibly require when you shift into the hostel and are on the brink of collegedom. Look no further, because we have things on the list that none of the university brochures can even dream of telling you about. Compiled with the help of more than 15 students and a ridiculous number of days in the making, we guarantee you complete satisfaction.

What to Bring to Manipal from home:

  • Bedsheets – 2
  • Pillow covers – 3
  • Blankets (if you are shifting into an AC room) if not bring light ones.
  • Alarm clock
  • Curtains – 2
  • Spare laptop bag (If you already have one)
  • Clothes – Lots of T-shirts/shirts and shorts (they will always be wet either due to sweat or rain)
  • Strong umbrella (Not the foldable ones and preferably with skeletons) – Most Important Item.
  • Table lamp
  • Old neswpapers – 3 to 4 (to lay on your racks)
  • Strong pair of chappals and/or floaters (Water resistant)
  • Good walking shoes (Sports shoes for general use)
  • College bag
  • Any sports equipment (Cricket/ Football / Swimming / Hockey / Squah etc.)
  • Camera (You will have many memories later, especially take pictures in the first year)
  • Pendrive (And a good external hard drive)
  • Good pair of earphones
  • Basic utensils (Plate(s) ,katori , tumbler , spoon(s) etc.)
  • Spare spectacles (if you wear them)
  • An electric kettle (comes very handy for Tea/Coffee/Maggi during late night sessions)
  • Sweatshirt (For overnight trips to nearby places)
  • Mid sized backpack / small air-bag for trips to nearby places.
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Formal wear – 2 Sets
  • Ethnic wear (Kurtas / Saris etc.) – 1 PAIR
  • Towels – 2(Big) , 2(hand towel) Minimum
  • First aid kit (keep an antifungal cream in it – most important)
  • Nail cutter
  • Lip balm
  • A folder with all important documents
  • A set of old clothes (comes in handy to wear during holi or a trip to the beach or during your birthday)
  • Scientific calculator (If you already have one – If you don’t have one, you can always get a second hand one at Manipal)

What you can buy in Manipal (If you don’t want to carry from home)

  • Pillows
  • Buckets
  • Mug
  • Doormats
  • Dustbin
  • Toiletries
  • Hanging hooks
  • Scissors
  • Stationery (notebooks / pens / pencil etc.)
  • Speakers
  • Hangars
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Body lotion
  • Loofah


    • Certainly.
      You can visit the markets in Udupi, there is a campus store near MIT which more or less keeps everything on the list. There are also certain shops in and around Manipal, including the Canarra Mall and the ones in Tiger Circle where you can buy the items now.

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