Induction of the First batch of PGDM- Banking & Financial Services
The First batch of 23 students belonging to PGDM in Banking and Financial Services joined the TAPMI family through a formal induction programme on July 30,2014. Prof Prashant Yatgiri, Chair- PGP welcomed the batch after Invocation. Director, Prof R.C Natarajan welcomed the gathering. Dr.Shantaram, Trustee & Governing Council Member of TAPMI, recounted the foundation laid by the visionaries Dr. T.M.A.Pai and Shri. T. A. Pai which led to Manipal becoming a universally acclaimed educational hub.
This year's PGDM-BKFS batch at TAPMI has a strength of 23 students coming from diverse backgrounds. The batch has 82% engineers and the average work experience of the new inductees is around 18 months with 70% of them have prior industry exposure. TAPMI has been able to achieve a good gender diversity as the female representation is 39 % in the program launched this year.
Mr.Rajeev Jain, Chief Executive Officer, Bajaj Finserve Ltd, Pune belongs to 1991-1993 batch of TAPMI and was the Chief guest of the day. He spoke to the students on the developments in the banking industry and the recent technological changes that have been brought in. He stressed on the importance of Financial Institutions and said that they are the backbone of the country. He also emphasized on the importance of Insurance and other Financial Services sector. He assured the students that they have enough opportunities in the market today.
Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor, Dean (Academics) proposed a vote of thanks to each and everyone present at the ceremony.