Campus Inauguration by President of India
The 42 acre new campus with world-class facilities to provide impetus to TAPMI’s high quality management education.
Manipal, December 9, 2010: TAPMI (T.A.Pai Management Institute) a top ranked B School in India has added another feather in its cap with the inauguration of the new 42 acre campus by Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil in the University town of Manipal today. With this TAPMI has joined the league of very few B Schools in the country whose campuses have been inaugurated by a President of India. The 42 acre campus is equipped with state of the art facilities required for imparting high quality management education and has a built up area of over 1.2 lakh sq ft covering the Academic Building with 10 air-conditioned classrooms, Knowledge Centre, and residential facility for over 600 students and faculty.
The campus is Wi-Fi enabled and has a most modern computer centre. The campus library is open 24/7 and has 33,000 books, 285 journals and 17 online databases in addition to Harvard publications (HBS). 5000 bound volumes of business and general magazines since 1984 have also been preserved in the library along with Project Reports spanning 25 years, Faculty working papers and other publications.
The President unveiled the Plaque in three languages (Hindi, English and Kannada) and planted a sapling symbolizing the inauguration. The inauguration was also attended by Mr. H.R. Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka and Dr. V.S. Acharya, Minister for Higher Education, Planning and Statistics, Muzrai Government of Karnataka. Chairman and Members of TAPMI Trust and Governing Council were also present at the event.
Speaking about the inauguration Dr. Saji Gopinath, Director, TAPMI said, "The top-class facilities in infrastructure and intellectual strength of faculty in teaching, research and consulting set apart TAPMI from the breed of B Schools that are mushrooming all over the country. TAPMI is one of the very few Private Business Schools in the country to have such a large and serene campus which provides the right ambience for high quality education".