T.A. Pai Management Institute Manipal-Karnataka


T.A. Pai  Management Institute established in 1980.  The student city of Manipal, Karnataka plays host to the T.A. Pai  Management Institute, fondly known as TAPMI. With academic rigour and experiential learning at its core, TAPMI’s Masters in Business Administration Program was approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since its constitution.

TAPMI is not just a B-school, it is center of business excellence with over 30 years of experience in academics, research and Executive Education. We seek to promote and raise the standard of finance and management research in the country with our Banking and Finance Center and the Ph.D. program. TAPMI’s Executive Education course was introduced with the aim to improve management practice in the industry. It enables existing managers to develop capabilities to transform themselves and their companies.

Courses Offered:

  1. PGDM -General Management
  2. PGDM -Finance Management
  3. PGDM -Human Resource Management
  4. PGDM -Operations Management
  5. PGDM -Marketing Management
  6. PGDM -Information Technology
  7. PGDM -Analytics Management
  8. PGDM – Healthcare
  9. PGDM – BKFS

Admission Process for PGDM:

TAPMI adopts a two-stage process for admitting candidates to its PGDM Program. Valid CAT/XAT/GMAT scores are mandatory prerequisites to qualify for the admission process consisting of WAT / Personal Interviews or other evaluation components the Institute deems fit. Based on the cut-off scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT, academic excellence, work experience, participation in extra-curricular activities and clarity of purpose, candidates are short-listed and invited to participate in the subsequent TAPMI Admissions Process.

Scores obtained in CAT/XAT/GMAT along with sectional scores, past academic track record in Class X, XII and UG degree, scores obtained in Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) along with scores for quality and tenure of work experience form part of the Overall Merit Score. Students who are professional members of ICAI / ICSI or charter holders of CFA are given additional weightage in the selection process.


A Graduate Degree (10+2+3 or 10+2+4) in any discipline, recognized by the AIU as eligible for Post- Graduation, with not less than 50% marks. For Bachelor’s degree the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100. Those who are in their final year of graduation may apply with the aggregate percentage till the last semester cleared. However, such candidates, if selected by TAPMI, are required to produce proof of completion of graduation by the time they join the PGDM programs and submit their mark lists and other testimonials within the stipulated date. If the Degree is obtained from a foreign Institute/University, AIU equivalence certificate has to be submitted by the candidate. The requirement of graduation also applies to those with professional qualifications like Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting, and Company Secretary.

For computing percentages of marks obtained in HSC/ SSC Examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of the Boards regulation

Placement Overview

TAPMI is one among the 5 institutes in India and 5% of the top business schools worldwide to have been accredited with the illustrious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, the oldest and toughest accreditation in the world of business education.