TAPMI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management programme is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), India and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The twenty fifth batch of TAPMI’s two year post graduate diploma in management graduated in 2010. This fully residential program evolved through TAPMI’s continuous interaction with the industry and academia. The program’s orientation addresses issues faced by firms in the larger context of globalized competition.
TAPMI emphasizes practice and experiential learning through the case method of teaching. This was originally which, originally pioneered by the Harvard Business School and is used today in leading business schools the world over. Over two years, students not only need to analyze numerous cases, but also engage in several course-based term projects, develop business plans and make presentations. TAPMI’s program is known for the rigor of its assessment processes – assessment events include short quizzes, class presentations, class participation and discussion, project reports and long examinations. State-of-the-art information and communication technology is extensively used for delivery as well as evaluation.
TAPMI’s program includes an eight-week summer project with a company, after completion of the first year. During their project, the students are exposed to a real business environment and learn to address real business concerns and issues. During the first year, students also spend a week in an outbound program, where they are taught practical organizing and leadership skills in an adventure-oriented setting. Alternatively, they can commence on a project with an NGO (Non Governmental Organization) engaging in a social cause. Here they are sensitized to social issues, and the efforts being made to address these, by inspired groups of individuals. They also learn to apply their business skills to address problems or issues in non-corporate or non-profit making settings.
TAPMI’s faculty is a mixture of academic excellence and industry practice, with about 70% having doctoral degrees. The faculty-student interaction at the institute spans across informal (in events such as cultural and sports), as well as formal spaces. In their last term, students can optionally write a research paper in collaboration with a faculty member, which might then be published in TAPMI’s annual research compendium. Students can also work with faculty under the Course of Independent Study scheme, to pursue special areas of interest.
Located in Manipal, an international university town having more than 20000 students from across the globe pursuing education in Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Information Technology, Journalism and Management, TAPMI students get to live and study in a vibrant, cosmopolitan and intellectually stimulating environment. TAPMI’s new 42-acre campus surrounded by verdant tropical greenery provides soulful support to genuine academic endeavor.