From the Desk of Chairman

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T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal is a well established (since 1984), autonomous, highly ranked and leading private B-School in India.  TAPMI’s PGDM is also accredited by NBA.  In April 2012, TAPMI was globally accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International ( CRISIL has graded TAPMI with A*** (the highest) at national and State of Karnataka levels in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  TAPMI is consistently ranked among top 1% of B-Schools in India.

TAPMI welcomes you to visit the pages on admissions for our Flagship program – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) as well as PGDM-Healthcare Management (HCM) and make your choice to apply for the 2014-16 Program(s). Looking at the market demand and potential, we are contemplating to introduce another 2 year PGDM in Banking & Financial Services (BKFS) in 2014 subject to obtaining of necessary approvals from the regulatory authority.

Both the existing  two programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and are recognized as equivalent to MBA by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for pursuing Doctoral programs (Ph.D.) within India and across the globe. The Admissions Handbook contains details of the curriculum and specializations that are offered,  the prospects of placement and campus facilities.

Please note that an applicant for PGDM has the option of appearing for either CAT-2013 or XAT-2014 as the admission test. Those who are attempting GMAT also have the option of applying. TAPMI obtained necessary approvals of AICTE to admit a few NRI candidates as well. Eligibility criteria for these candidates are given separately in the Handbook for Admissions - 2014 and in our website.  Application fee for NRIs is USD 50 or INR 3,100 and the program fee is USD 36,000 plus Hostel / Food expenses. Similarly, scores obtained in MAT exam held by AIMA in September and December 2013 are also considered for the PGDM-Healthcare program besides the above three tests (CAT/XAT/GMAT).

TAPMI uses the online application and payment process for its Admissions. Copies of our Handbook for Admissions 2014 are available at select branches of Axis Bank, Coaching Centres viz., T.I.M.E and IMS Learnings Ltd all over India, TAPMI Centre for Executive Education (CEE), Koramangala, Bangalore and Admissions Office, TAPMI Manipal as also downloadable from our website.

Please go through the pages of this Handbook, visit our website and go ahead in completing the online admissions application / payment process. You are always welcome to communicate with us to seek clarifications and guidance by means of e-mail and telephonic enquiries. I convey to each one of you my best wishes for your success in this endeavor and good luck. 

Prof. Chowdari Prasad