TAPMI Manipal: Admission 2014, Placements and other key details

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Amit Agnihotri
Columnist & Author, MBAUniverse.com
Updated on October 29, 2013
Carrying forward its ongoing series of making you aware about leading B schools, MBAUniverse.com comes up with valuable information about one of Indias leading B schools, TAPMI Manipal
TAPMI is the first AICTE approved B school in India to achieve AACSB International accreditation as a hallmark of excellence in management education

The B school aspirants after getting done with their CAT exams must be interested to know more about India’s leading B schools to remain updated in their mission to get admission in a B school of their choice. In its ongoing series to make the students more familiar with the country’s leading B schools MBAUniverse.com comes up with the informations about T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), one of the leading management institutes in India. It is located in Karnataka’s university town of Manipal.

April 2013 will go down as a historic day when TAPMI achieved its biggest milestone by getting a new feather in its cap after earning an accreditation for its post graduate programme by AACSB International. It is an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. TAPMI is the first AICTE approved B school in India to achieve this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

According to TAPMI Ddirector Dr RC Natarajan, for the post graduate students of Management analysis every opportunity at the institute is a road to the destination of ‘’ learning to practice’’ through analysis, segregation, judgment, forecasting, application, synthesis, and deciding.The institute has 39 permanent faculties and 46 visiting faculties. Among the permanent faculties 22 have drawn their PhDs from reputed national and international universities and institutes.


Recently the TAPMI Trust opened another campus in Tehsil District of Jaipur which offers two year post graduate programme in Management.

Programe and Fee Structure

TAPMI Manipal offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Healthcare and executive Programmes as well. It had introduced PGDM-healthcare in the year 2010 and Executive MBA at Bangalore along with the association of All India Management Institute (AIMA).  The total strength of PGDM, PGDM-HC and Exec-MBA is 420, 60 and 60 respectively.

The total fee of TAPMI is Rs 12.65 lakhs which includes Rs 9.90 lakhs as tuition fee, Rs 2 lakhs as hostel fees and other charges for two years.

So, Who Gets In!
In the year 2013, students having different academic and professional backgrounds got a chance to get them admitted in the Flagship Programme of PGDM at TAPMI. Among 395 students who took admissions, 364 students are having engineering backgrounds, 18 students are having Commerce/BBA/BBM backgrounds, two having CA backgrounds, 4 having arts and humanities as their educational backgrounds and three having science backgrounds. There was not a single student having medical background in the current batch. 276 students have prior experience of 1-3 yrs, 59 of them are freshers, 37 have upto one-year of experience and 23 of them have more than 3 years of work experience. The number of male students in the present batch is more than that of the female students.

Up To the Mark Placements

In the placement session 2013 of TAPMI Manipal, a total number of 70 companies made 226 offers to the students in which out of 230 students from the batch of 2011-13, 224 students were placed while six others opted out of the placement. In addition to that, 5 students received Pre-Placement Offers.

The maximum salary was offered with Rs.12.25 lakhs annually. The average package offered to the management students in the year 2013 was Rs. 8.56 lakhs per annum.

In the batch of 224 Students, 36% of the batch was placed with Companies in the IT Sector. The companies which came for the placement were Infosys, Wipro, Hewlett Packard, Akamai Technologies etc.  In addition, many leading companies like, Citicorp, ICICI Bank, ANZ, Bajaj Auto Finance, CRISIL, HDFC Standard Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance & SBI Life Insurance, Deloitte Consulting, IBM Consulting, KPMG, Consulting & Cognizant, L&T, Godrej & Boyce, Tyco, Titan Industries, Murugappa Group & Solar Semiconductors, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Flipkart &  India Property, Amul, Tupperware etc offered placements.

In the placement Session for the PGDM-Healthcare 2013, 40% of the students were placed with pharma /healthcare sector followed by IT/ITES Sector. Only 10% of the students were recruited in BKFSI and Finance sector.

The number of students placed under the sector of Banking/Financial Services and Insurance was 42, 30 were placed under consulting, 12 under FMCG, 13 under healthcare and pharma, 81 under IT and ITES, 17 under manufacturing, 2 each under market research and telecom, 4 under services, 11 under E-Commerce while 10 were placed under the sector of analytics.

Top 10 Recruiters

Name of Recruiters       Number of Offers (Batch 2011-13) 

1 Infosys 31
2  ICICI BANK   16
3 Deloitte Consulting  16
4 Cognizant Technologies  11
5 Wipro   8
6 Tech Mahindra  8
7 Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories   7
8 HDFC Standard Life  7
9 Tyco   6
10 Flipkart  6

Admission 2014-2016: Criteria and Process
TAPMI selects candidates on the basis of CAT, XAT and GMAT with the score of at least 86 percentile in CAT/XAT and the score of 650 in GMAT. MAT score is accepted for PGDM-Healthcare.

There are two steps that aspirants have to climb to get into TAPMI. In the first step, they have to score 86 percentile in CAT/XAT and score 650 in GMAT. In the second step, they have to clear group discussions/ case analysis/ personal interviews and other components that include high scores, work experience, extra- curricular activities, clarity of the candidate’s purpose etc. The institute checks the overall performance of the candidates and only after clearing all the above mentioned steps a student can find the gates of TAPMI open for him. 

The last date for the students to apply for PGDM, 2014-2016 batch at TAPMI is January 20, 2014.

Key Achievements
In the run up to create its own niche among the leading B schools of India, TAPMI Manipal has been blessed with many achievements. On August 2, 2013 it received Gold Medal for the presentation on Assurance of Learning (AoL) at Indian Management Conclave, 2013 organized by MBAUniverse.com in New Delhi. The prize was given by Minister of State for HRD, Dr. Shashi Tharoor. The Presentation was on the Theme 3- Improving Core Product: Innovations in Curriculum Delivery.

In addition, TAPMI received Top Institute of India Award, for the second consecutive year at CSR Awards Night in the month of April 2013.


International Tie Ups
TAPMI had initiated for various CSR activities along with the establishment of India Blue Ocean Strategy Research Centre (IBOSRC) in association with BOS, Malaysia. BOS Concept is oriented towards application. It aims to increase its adaptability to different market segments. This strategy courses focus on traditional philosophies of cost leadership. It mainly focuses on ‘value innovation’.

TAPMI had signed the Academic Collaboration with the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok on June 13, 2011. They joined hands with Asian Institute to achieve their vision to create TAPMI as a global Business School.

Some of the distinguished alumni of TAPMI making the institute proud across the globe are,  Mr Rahul Mullick,Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers,  Mr. Keshav Prasad T S, Executive VP , TATA BP Solar, Mr. Anand Khurana, Business Head, Out of Home (F & B Services) & Modern Foods(Bakery), Hindustan Unilever Limited; Mr. Sid Nair, WIPRO, Chief Sales &

Operating Officer, North America; Mr. Mohan N Ramaswamy, COO, Dun & Bradstreet India; Mr. Arijit Mukherjee, VP Client Relations, Anand Rathi Private Wealth Management and many others.

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