TAPMI MBA Admission 2024: B-School with Dual Accreditation Offers University MBA; Check USPs, Fees, Placements, Selection Process; Application Opening Soon

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September 18, 2023
A constituent of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), TAPMI is a leading B-School with AACSB and AMBA Accreditation. TAPMI has strong placement record and offers scholarships worth Rs.2.9 Crores to deserving students. TAPMI Offers 5 full time MBA programs - MBA (General), MBA (BKFS), MBA (HRM), MBA (Marketing) and MBA (International Business). TAPMI will Accept CAT, XAT, GMAT and NMAT scores. Application for MBA Admission 2024 is opening soon
TAPMI Admission 2024

TAPMI, the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal one of the highly ranked and preferred management institute with AACSB and AMBA Accreditation, will soon open application for MBA admission 2024. TAPMI is now a constituent management institute of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) WEF August 1, 2021 and all the 5 PGDM programs offered by TAPMI, are MBA Degree programs and students will be awarded MBA degree instead of post graduate diploma.

TAPMI Manipal has an unbroken 100% strong placement record and its average salary has gone up at Rs.15.70 LPA for PGDM BKFS, Rs.14.80 LPA for PGDM-Marketing and Rs.14.60 for PGDM General in placement 2023.

The T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal has a legacy of 39 years rooted in value system imbibing ethical behaviour, respect for diversity and zeal to excel in every aspect of life. Out of its 7000+ alumni, one-fifth are currently leading at CXO levels. TAPMI is consistently ranked among the top 1% B-Schools in India. TAPMI will accept scores of CAT 2023, XAT 2024, NMAT 2023 and GMAT for admission to all the five MBA programmes commencing 2024. Read this exclusive MBAUniverse.com article to know complete details on TAPMI MBA Admission 2024, key USPs, Programmes, Fee, Placement, selection process and a lot more.

Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. TAPMI Manipal Key Highlights and USPs
  2. TAPMI MBA Programmes & Specializations
  3. TAPMI Manipal Fees
  4. TAPMI Manipal Seats
  5. TAPMI Manipal Placements
  6. TAPMI MBA Scholarships
  7. TAPMI Manipal Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024
  8. How to Apply for TAPMI Manipal Admission 2024? Step by Step Process
  9. TAPMI Manipal Admission Dates for MBA 2024-26 Batch
  10. TAPMI Manipal Admission Criteria

Let us start with why you should consider and to apply for TAPMI admission 2024 alongwith other top B-schools.

1. TAPMI Manipal Key Highlights and USPs

  • 1.1 Accreditation: TAPMI has dual international accreditation. It is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and Association of MBAs (AMBA). TAPMI is accredited by NBA and is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)  
  • 1.2 Highly Ranked: TAPMI is consistently ranked among the top 1% of B-Schools in India. TAPMI is Ranked # 42 in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Rankings 2023 among top 125 B-Schools in India; It is Ranked # 22 in MBAUniverse.com B-school rankings 2023 among top B-schools in India. TAPMI is ranked # 21 in Business Today B-School Ranking 2023
  • 1.3 Strong TAPMI Manipal Placements: TAPMI has a legacy of unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 37 years. Average salary for the 2021-23 batch is Rs.15.70 LPA for PGDM BKFS, Rs.14.80 LPA for PGDM-Marketing and Rs.14.60 LPA for PGDM General programmes.
  • 1.4 Top Recruiters: The marquee recruiters in placement 2023 at TAPMI include Accenture, Adani, Deloitte, ITC,  Capgemini, HCL, Cognizant, Crisil, GEP, Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan Chase, Virtusa, EY, Infosys, KPMG among others
  • 1.5 Leadership through Value Creation: TAPMI’s MBA program focuses on “Leadership through Value-Creation”. The program aims to create “Value Leaders” via in-depth 360° understanding of business through cross-functional integrated learning
  • 1.6 Alumni , Young Leader Programme, Global Exposure: TAPMI has 7000 successful alumni across the world with more than 1/5th currently leading at CXO levels. TAPMI MBA offers The Young Leader Program which is focused on developing leadership abilities through Paid Executive Internship with CXOs in term VI. With a global exposure at top universities and institutes abroad, TAPMI offers personalized attention for capability assessment and development through FAS, CAS and LADC.
  • 1.7 Innovative Pedagogy: TAPMI practices academic rigor and relevance. TAPMI imbibes thorough business knowledge in students, making them business ready right from the first day. Pedagogic approach at TAPMI offers experiential learning. The curriculum is outcome centric and is geared towards teaching students through real experiences. Case study based teaching lessons, simulation games, Management in Practice (MIP), Brandscan and Exchange Programs. These take students beyond the four walls of the classroom and instill leadership qualities that in turn enable the students to tackle business challenges head-on.

2. TAPMI MBA Programmes & Specializations
TAPMI offers following five 2 years full time MBA Programmes:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration – Banking and Financial Services (MBA-BKFS)
  • Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM)
  • Master of Business Administration – Marketing (MBA-Marketing)
  • Master of Business Administration – International Business (MBA-IB)

2.1 TAPMI MBA Programmes: Highlights & Specializations
The five MBA programmes offered by TAPMI are the much sought after full time management programmes. All the five MBA programmes at TAPMI are approved by AICTE and AIU

2.1.1 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA program is designed to push students to go beyond their constraints and redraw their boundaries to achieve excellence in business. Every aspect of a student’s life in this two-year period involves experiential learning and decision-making – with its consequent results. TAPMI MBA offers specializations in Analytics, HR, Finance, Operations, IT & Systems, International Business

2.1.2 Master of Business Administration – Banking and Financial Services (BKFS)
The MBA-BKFS programme aims at building Finance industry professionals capable of navigating through the transformation engulfing the Finance industry. The programme is built on a unique up-to-date curriculum that makes a student’s skills and knowledge in banking and finance. Key program specializations include Finance, Banking Services.

2.1.3 Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management (HRM)
The MBA-HRM programme aims at developing transformational HR leaders capable of motivating the enabling the new generation companies as well as the millennials to achieve their aims jointly. The programme is co-designed with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. Key specialization area is Human Resources.

2.1.4 Master of Business Administration – Marketing
The MBA – Marketing programme aims to build marketing professional to play leadership roles in the domain of marketing, sales, and customer across various sectors of the economy. With a strong faculty base in the sales & marketing function, and mentoring by alumni, the programme aims to provide deeper insights and practice orientation in sales and marketing to the students. Key Specialization area is Sales and Marketing, Digital Marketing

2.1.5 Master of Business Administration – International Business
Started in 2022, the Mission of TAPMI’s new MBA-Master of Business Administration in International Business Program is “Global Leadership through innovation and integrated Value-Creation”. TAPMI aims to create well- rounded global leaders with a cross-functional and cross cultural orientation. The program aims at outcomes in Mastery of the International Business domain with enhanced functional skills in cross country contexts; Taking initiatives under global uncertainty, with minimal guidance and supervision; Persisting with unfamiliar contexts, especially international ones, subject matter and platforms; Ability to interact and collaborate with people from across cultures; Clearly communicating arguments and listening to feedback; Understanding the need for and value of contribution beyond personal goals and achievements and Reflecting while taking decisions, limiting the need to be swayed by short-termism or other types of cognitive biases.

3. TAPMI Manipal Fees
TAPMI Manipal Fees for all the MBA programmes is as below:

TAPMI Manipal Fees
MBA-International Business

This TAPMI Fees is common for all the MBA programs. However, other deposits and fee will need to be paid by the students as below:

  • Alumni Lifetime Membership fee: Rs. 20,000
  • Caution deposit (Refundable): Rs.40,000
  • International immersion Program: Rs.80,000 (only for students enrolled in MBA & MBA-IB Program)
  • Training Cost at SBI and BSE: Rs. 50,000 (only for students enrolled in MBA - BKFS Program)

4. TAPMI Manipal Seats
Below are shared the TAPMI Manipal seats for each MBA program

Programme Offered
MBA (Marketing)
MBA (International Business)

5. TAPMI Manipal Placements 2023
TAPMI has a legacy of unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 37 years. TAPMI Manipal student has grabbed highest salary offer of Rs.24.80 lakhs in the placement 2023 while the program wise average salary is shared below for placement 2023:

5.1 TAPMI Placement 2023 Highlights

Key Highlighters
PGDM (General)
PGDM (Marketing)
2021-23 Batch Size
Percentage of Students Placed
Average Salary 2021-23
Rs.14.60 LPA
Rs.15.70 LPA
Rs.14.80 LPA
Rs.12.80 LPA
Average Salary 2020-22
Rs. 12.50 LPA
Rs.12.60 LPA
Rs.11.60 LPA
Rs.12.10 LPA
YoY Growth of Average Salary in 2023 over 2022
Highest Salary
Rs.24.80 LPA
Rs.22.30 LPA
Rs.23.40 LPA
Rs.15.00 LPA
Salary Upturn for experienced students
4.1 times
5.4 times
3.9 times
4.2 times

5.2 Top Recruiters in TAPMI Placements 2023
Key recruiters in TAPMI Placements 2023 included Accenture, Adani, Deloitte, ITC,  Capgemini, HCL, Cognizant, Crisil, GEP, Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan Chase, Virtusa, EY, Infosys, KPMG among others

TAPMI Placement

Source: TAPMI Manipal Placement 2023

6. TAPMI MBA Scholarships
TAPMI appreciates and values merit, and awards scholarships to meritorious students. For deserving students, TAPMI provides awards and scholarships up to Rs.2.9 crores. Under Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship scheme, TAPMI provides Scholarships worth more than Rs. 2.4 crores, benefitting 50 students of the batch. The scholarship amounts to a fee waiver of 30% of the tuition fee per year.

TAPMI also provides Academic Merit Awards and Other Scholarships including T A Pai Roll of Honor for Academic Excellence, TAPMI Achiever of the Year, Dean’s Roll of Honor, TAPMI-SHRM Scholarships, CFA/ FRM/ CMT Scholarships & YLP Stipend. Key Scholarship details are as below:

Scholarship Name 
Eligibility/Award Criteria 
Amount of Scholarship 
Brief description and other details 
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category I
[10]: Gender-based
Top 10 female scorers [CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT]

[10]: Score-based
Top 10 scores [CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT]

30% of total tuition fee
For 20 Students
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category II
90 percentile and above in Entrance test score &; family gross income (before tax) below rupees ten lakh.
30% of total tuition fee
For 10 Students
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category III
88 percentile and above in Entrance test score &; family gross income (before tax) below rupees eight lakh.
30% of total tuition fee
For 10 Students
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category IV
Family Gross Income (before tax) below rupees seven lakh; No Entrance test score criteria
30% of total tuition fee
For 10 Students

7. TAPMI Manipal Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024

  • TAPMI Manipal eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • TAPMI uses CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT scores for shortlisting the candidates for MBA Programmes. Accordingly, the candidate should be registered for CAT 2023/XAT 2024/NMAT 2023 or Taken GMAT and must score well to become eligible for admission.
  • If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by TAPMI by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for TAPMI Admission 2024.
  • It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by TAPMI and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by the stipulated date as announced by TAPMI. The admission will be cancelled if they obtain less than 50% in his/her graduation).

If you are not eligible to apply for TAPMI admission this year, you may apply for TAPMI Manipal admission 2025 as the process of TAPMI admission 2025 is likely to remain same as this year. So you can refer this article and may may apply for T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal admission 2025.

8. How to Apply for TAPMI Admission 2024?

TAPMI Manipal Application for MBA Admission 2024 should be submitted online. TAPMI Last Date to Apply for admission is likely to close in December 2023 third week. For all the 5 MBA programmes, there is one common application form. 

8.1 Key Points to Note in TAPMI Application Process

  • TAPMI does not accept application in hardcopy mode. All applications must be submitted online.
  • Candidates have the option of making payment for application through online/credit card/debit card or using online banking payment facility.
  • TAPMI website will guide you through the application submission process as well as online payment process.
  • The above procedure may be changed depending on the developments that may arise.
  • Any disputes regarding the admissions to these programmes are subject to the jurisdiction of Udupi only.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • TAPMI uses CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT scores for shortlisting the candidates for its MBA. IIMs, XLRI and GMAC have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme
  • There is no “Management Quota” at TAPMI.​

8.2 TAPMI Application Fee*
The application fee at TAPMI is as below:

No. of Programmes Applied for
Application Fee
For One MBA Program
Upto Two MBA Programmes
Three MBA Programmes
Four MBA Programmes

* This is last year fee. The current admission fee is under revision

9. TAPMI Admission 2024: Important Dates
TAPMI last date to apply for admission 2024 is likely to close in December 2023 last week or third week. TAPMI will accept CAT 2023 score, XAT 2024 score, NMAT 2023 Score, GMAT score for admission 2024. If you have appeared in any of these exams you can apply for TAPMI. The likely important TAPMI Manipal MBA Admission dates for batch 2024-26 are:  

TAPMI MBA Admission 2024 Timeline
Key Date
TAPMI Admission 2024 Application Commencement
Coming soon
TAPMI Last date to apply for Admission 2024
Coming soon
Communication about TAPMI Admission shortlist
Coming Soon
TAPMI Admission Final Selection Process Dates
Coming soon
TAPMI Admissions 2024 Final Selection First List Announcement
Coming Soon
Commencement of MBA First Year Term I
Coming Soon

10. TAPMI Admission Criteria 2024: Key Points

TAPMI admission criteria 2024 for all the five MBA programmes is same. TAPMI eligibility criteria, selection process and weightages in generation of final merit list for all the programmes are same. TAPMI admission is a three step process involving taking CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT, shortlisting based on exam scores and profile, and the Final selection process. Let us understand each step of TAPMI MBA admission process 

  • Step 1: Apply for at least one of the acceptable Entrance exams and Apply for TAPMI Admission
  • Step 2: Check TAPMI Shortlist for final selection round
  • Step 3: Participate in Final Selection Round 

Check below in detail each step of TAPMI admission criteria and selection process

10.1 Step-1 Register and Appear in MBA Entrance Exam CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT & Apply for TAPMI
Applicant has to register for and appear in one of the three exams viz. CAT 2023, XAT 2024, NMAT 2023 or GMAT (Taken 2019 to Feb 2024).

10.1.1 Apply Separately for TAPMI Admission 2024

  • Apply online for TAPMI admission 2024 with the requisite application fee.
  • Mention your CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT registration number

10.2 Step-2 TAPMI Admission 2024: Shortlisting Criteria & Cut off
TAPMI will shortlist the candidates on the basis of exam score and profile for final selection round as per following details. TAPMI has divided the shortlisting criteria for the candidates with less than 20 months of work experience and for the candidates with more than 20 months of work experience. Students will be informed on the shortlist decision through email to their registered email address.

10.2.1 TAPMI Shortlisting Criteria for Candidates with Less than 20 Months Work Ex
The shortlisting criteria for the Candidates with work experience of less than 20 months as on March 31, 2024 is based on TAPMI cut off score for CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT exams and Academic performance TAPMI Cut Off: MBA Entrance Exam
TAPMI cut offs are not announced and will be decided at the time of shortlisting process. However the likely cut offs are

MBA Entrance Exam
 TAPMI Cut-off
CAT 2023
82-85 percentile
XAT 2024
82-85 percentile
NMAT 2023
200+ score
GMAT (2019-Feb 2024)
620 to 640

* TAPMI has not announced Cut offs for any exam. These are expected cut offs and are Subject to change

10.3 Step 3: Participate in Final Selection Round 
The final selection process in TAPMI admissions 2023 consists of Moderated Group Discussion (MGD) and Personal Interview (PI). Key details about each component for TAPMI Admission 2024 are as below:

10.3.1 Moderated Group Discussions (MGD): Moderated Group Discussions involves 6 candidates per group and discussion is moderated by the faculty panel. It aims to evaluate ability of the applicant to interact within a group an enrich the discussion. MGD aims at evaluating applicant’s skills in Problem Solving, Confidence and Assertiveness, Persuasion, Collaboration and Communication. Topics for MGD will be based on current affairs/ issues debated in last five years.

10.3.2 Personal Interview (PI): TAPMI’s objective for conducting a personal interview is to understand the applicant’s attitude towards management education. To ensure the same TAPMI will be conducting Behavioural Personal Interview. TAPMI will evaluate applicant’s ability in terms of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Leadership, and Communication.

10.3.3 Generation of Final Merit List for TAPMI Admission 2024 
The final selection of the candidate is based on MBA Entrance Exam Score, academic profile, work experience, MGD Score and PI Score. The components and respective weightage for each of them is shared below

Weightage Percent
Valid Entrance Exam Scores
Score for academic performance (in X, XII, Undergraduate Degree)
Moderated Group discussion/personal interview
Weightage for Gender Diversity and Extra-curricular Activities 

T. A. Pai Management Institute, known as TAPMI is located in the student city of Manipal, Karnataka. The MBA programmes at TAPMI offer great learning experience. Established in 1980, TAPMI is one of the leading management institutes in India. TAPMI is the 5thinstitution in India to have both the AACSB as well as Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation.

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