The Gurukula system rooted well in Udupi has made complete education town, which is known for its quality education beginning from primary level. The efforts of Pais of Manipal and others in Udupi has converted this land into a centre of quality education. Once barren land Manipal has now grown into internationally reputed educational city offering courses in almost all disciplines, in spite of being perhaps the smallest town in India. The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is the deemed university. In addition, there are many institutions involved in veda, pourohithya and yoga and in fine arts like painting, dance, Yakshagana, music, folk art forms, ayurveda etc. Many institutions are also been involved in training the youth in vocational courses.