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TAPMI offer’s three Post Graduate Diploma in Management programs. The Flagship two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management program (PGDM) will currently admit its 36th batch. TAPMI started Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Banking and Financial Services (PGDM-BKFS) in 2014 and it will admit its 5th Batch. TAPMI has recently launched a two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Human Resources Management (PGDM-HR) from this year and will admit the first batch in 2018.
  • Ranked amongst the top B-Schools in the country.
  • More than 5000+ alumni across the world with one-fifth holding CXO positions in top companies.
  • Experiential Learning that ensures Industry Readiness delivered by highly qualified faculty.
  • Internationally accredited by AACSB (International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • Accredited with five-star ratings by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
  • Placements across top companies for the last 30 years.
  • Award-winning and Industry appreciated Internship (Management in Practice).
  • TAPMI Finance Lab equipped with 16 Bloomberg and 7 Reuters terminals exclusively for student use.
  • Unique Leadership Assessment and Development Centre (LADC) focusing on individual capabilities of each student.
  • BrandScan: One of its kind Market Research fair, being organized for the last 25 years.
  • State-of-Art infrastructure spread over 42 acres.
The PGDM, PGDM-BKFS and PGDM-HR programs are approved by AICTE.
TAPMI PGDM-HR focusses on creating HR Business Partners. The programme is different from HR specialization in PGDM in several ways:

  1. It is richer in HR content. Many HR courses have been added to the program so as to make the student industry-ready.
  2. The first year of PGDM-HR comprises of more HR related course in comparison to PGDM (General) program.
  3. The program has a social immersion project to sensitize students on issues related to CSR and sustainable development.
  4. The programme focusses on ‘coaching’ as competency to be developed by students
  5. The curriculum is developed with inputs from industry and offers many opportunities of interaction with industry.
SHRM is the largest body of HR Professional in the world. Association with SHRM would bring cutting-edge industry knowledge to the courses offered. The first year includes courses to ensure that students are eligible to appear for the SHRM-CP certification by the end of the year. This is the first two-year programme in India where such an integration has happened. Once SHRM-CP certified, students will be largely benefitted because of their readiness to take challenges.
Both the programmes are very different from each other in their structure, content, and delivery. Under the PGDM program, all students undergo a common set of core courses during their first year of study, which give them a strong foundation for all functional areas of management. During their second year, they choose their major area for specialization (26-28 credits) along with a minor area (12 credits). Finance as an area can be chosen either as a major or minor area of study. On the other hand, the BKFS program has a very different first-year course structure which provides a strong foundation in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Statistics along with other allied courses. For the second year, the student chooses between either Capital Markets or Banking as an area of specialization. In summary, the entire BKFS structure is designed to prepare a student as a specialist in the domain of Capital Markets / Banking, while the PGDM program is designed to prepare a student for a career in general management with a focus in the chosen functional area.
Program Approved intake
PGDM 420

To ensure personal attention, quality and focus TAPMI’s planned intake this year is lesser than the AICTE approved intake.

TAPMI invites Management Aspirants with a passion to successfully lead the 21st century firms into a highly volatile, uncertain, complex and automated environment to apply to TAPMI programs and equip them with the life-changing skills. Click here to apply now!

TAPMI does not discriminate candidates based on their age.
For Admissions 2018, TAPMI will conduct GD-WAT-PI at different centres across the country (namely Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Manipal, Mumbai, New Delhi). Candidate must select the preferred centre for admission process while filling the online application form.
Yes. TAPMI offers elective courses in the domains of Marketing, Finance, Operations, IT & Analytics, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management. TAPMI offers specialization in all the above functional areas subject to certain pre-requisites in the first year but the option to choose in the second year lies with the student who is offered a basket of electives to choose from. However, the PG Diploma finally awarded by TAPMI would not indicate any area of specialization.
All the banks in India sanction educational loans liberally to students who have been offered seat at TAPMI. Selected students can directly approach any of the Nationalized/Pvt sector banks along with our offer letter for an educational loan. TAPMI assists in facilitating the process by providing the necessary documents/certificates etc.

The interest rates and other details are subject to change as per the discretion of the banks. Please contact the respective banks for further details.

Bank Scheme Name Loan Amount(in lakhs) Repayment Period Interest Rate
Syndicate Bank Synd Supervidya Scheme 20 Up to 15 years 8.75% – 9.75%
SBI SBI Scholar Loan Scheme 20 Up to 15 years 8.50%
Canara Bank Vidya Turant 20 Up to 15 years 8.65%
Axis Bank Customized Education Loan Product for TAPMI 20 Up to 15 years 10.50%
HDFC Credila Customized Education Loan Product for TAPMI 15 Up to 7.5 years 9.95%
Indian Bank “IB Education Loan Prime” customized for TAPMI 30 Up to 15 years 9.20%


Of course, they can. The 2-year PGDM of TAPMI is recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to 2-year full-time Master Degree (MBA) and hence PGDM students of TAPMI can pursue Ph.D. in India or abroad.
TAPMI is consistently ranked among the top 20 Best B-Schools in the country (eg., The Week, Outlook,, etc.). It is accredited by AACSB International. TAPMI has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) in 2016. Students and faculty of TAPMI regularly win awards at national level competitions.
Yes. Applicants are welcome to visit the University and are advised to contact Admissions Officer prior to their visit.
Yes. PGDM (Equivalent to 2 Year Full-Time MBA) is a two-year full-time residential program for all students. All students reside on campus.
TAPMI provides hostel accommodation. There is no provision for special housing for married candidates.
TAPMI has single as well as double occupancy rooms in hostels. All rooms are air-conditioned and allocation is done on a random basis.
TAPMI has instituted two scholarships benefiting 20 students with an amount of INR 2 crore:

  1. Chairman’s Merit-cum-Means Scholarship – 90% Tuition fee scholarship for 10 candidates on merit-cum-means basis whose CAT/XAT rankings are 90 percentile or above and family income is less than INR 10 lakhs. The award shall be based on an assessment of the financial need, considering total family income and economic condition of the family.
    (Family income is the total of income of both parents, the candidate himself/herself and his/her brother(s) and sister(s) for the financial year 2017-2018. If a brother(s)/sister(s) is married and has established a separate household, his/her income may be excluded from family income. Income Tax Returns for all family members for the financial year 2017-2018 need to be submitted as a proof.)
  2. Chairman’s Merit Scholarship: 50% Tuition fee scholarship for 10 candidates whose CAT/XAT rankings are 95 percentile and above or GMAT score is 730 and above.

In addition to these, there are few more merit awards, for details please Click here.

MOUs with various other institutes are mainly for sharing resources, which help students in getting better exposure. It is a platform for both the institutes involved, to formally share knowledge, for mutual benefit.
TAPMI has an excellent mix of core and visiting faculty. The visiting faculties are acclaimed academicians, researchers, and experts from industry. The list can be viewed here.
Yes, TAPMI has a ‘Campus Clinic’ inside the campus and all students are covered under medical insurance. Transport facility will be provided (24×7) to the KMC Hospital by the institute in case of an emergency.
There is a full-fledged general store inside the campus, where you can get all the daily necessities.
Yes. There are washing machines available on every floor of the hostel or students can avail the laundry facility from an external agency which gives service inside the campus at a nominal charge.
There are separate hostels for gents and ladies. The mess serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The night canteen provides a variety of fast food to the students who work/study until late night. The facilities at TAPMI includes 24-hour internet connectivity through the latest Wi-Fi technology, computer lab, printing and photocopying machines, convenience/utility store, washing machines, laundry facility, water coolers, telephones, televisions, undisturbed power supply, guest house, different indoor/outdoor games space, a campus clinic, nurses, 24×7 vehicle for medical emergency, CCTV surveillance, security guards, bank branch and ATM machine etc.
It is mandatory for a student to possess a laptop. TAPMI does not provide laptops to students.
TAPMI’s students have had a 100% placement record consistently for the last several years. Further details are available in “Placements” page of our website.
TAPMI has a strong base of 5000+ alumni who are at senior positions in reputed organizations across the globe. Alumni are invited to the campus for guest lectures and to participate in the annual events. Some are part of the committee which designs course curriculum (Board of Management Studies) and Governing Council at TAPMI. They help during Summer/Final Placements and some have joined as faculty at TAPMI.

TAPMI accepts high scores in CAT 2017 / XAT 2018 / GMAT 2016, 2017 and Jan 2018.
For General/NRI applicants:
Rs. 1500 + GST @ 18% for 1 program
Rs. 2500 + GST @ 18% for 2 programs
Rs. 3500 + GST @ 18% for 3 programs
All applicants have to submit the Application Forms Online. Application form fee can be paid by means of debit/credit card/Net-banking.
No. Once the application form is submitted after making an online payment, a unique ‘Application Number’ is generated for a candidate. With this, the application is considered complete. Candidates need not post/email anything to TAPMI. Candidates are required to quote this application number in all further communication with the admissions office.
The additional documents (other than those to be mandatorily uploaded during application process) are required only for verification during the interview process.
All such technical queries can be sent to mentioning the following details:

  1. Name of the Applicant
  2. Date of payment
  3. Name of the bank
  4. Approximate time of payment
Yes. A candidate can apply to multiple programs in the single application form.
No. Candidates can apply through more than one type of score in a single application form without additional cost, but the additional program will fetch addiction application fees.
Yes. Candidates can submit the form, but such candidates must upload the scores and scorecard once the result of the test is announced, without which the application will be termed as incomplete and will not be considered for shortlisting.
The Prospectus of Admissions 2018 is available at the Admissions Office, TAPMI Manipal or can be downloaded from the TAPMI website.
TAPMI accepts online applications until 16th January 2018 (23:59:59 Hrs)
Yes. Before filling up the online application form candidates must get ready with a valid email ID, academic credentials, work-related data. A scanned copy of the following need to be uploaded while filling the form:

  1. Passport size photograph (in prescribed size)
  2. CAT/XAT/GMAT score card
  3. Class X, XII and all semester-wise score sheets of graduation
  4. Scanned signature
No. A candidate can complete the online application in multiple sessions. The changes must be saved each time the application updated.
Yes. Any correction in the submitted online application can be done by the candidate by logging in to the application portal and using ‘Edit Form’ option. Applicants can make changes only till 31st January 2018 beyond which “edit” option will be disabled.
Tuition fee: Domestic – INR 13 lakh (for two years); NRI/PIO/FN – $36000 (for two years)
TAPMI does not have any caste/religion based reservations. There is no management quota, all admissions are based on pure merit and are done directly by the Institute without any intermediary.

We do not have any agents or middlemen for admissions. We like to be in direct conversation with our students. Please write to us, in case of any query CASH FEE IS ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

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Yes. If a candidate applies for multiple programs he/she must attend separate personal interviews for each program for which he/she has applied and has been shortlisted.
No. Work experience is not mandatory for applying to TAPMI’s PGDM programs.
Online submission of application form is sufficient and no need to send hard copy of the form to the admissions office. Shortlisted candidates must bring a copy of submitted application form for the interview along with a copy of other supporting documents (academic and work experience.)
If a candidate meets the set eligibility criteria of TAPMI, s/he will be shortlisted for GD-WAT-PI process. The CAT/XAT/GMAT eligibility score is provided below:

Test Experience PGDM BKFS HR
CAT 2017 < 12 months 85 percentile 90 percentile 85 percentile
CAT 2017 > = 12 months Profile based Profile based Profile based
XAT 2018 < 12 months 85 percentile 90 percentile 85 percentile
XAT 2018 > = 12 months Profile based Profile based Profile based
GMAT < 12 months 650 650 650
GMAT > = 12 months Profile based Profile based Profile based

Candidates with work experience (more than 12 months) will be shortlisted based on their profile.

No. Candidates cannot reschedule their interview center, date or time once it is finalized.
After normalization, TAPMI will consider best of two or best of three for shortlisting.
No. TAPMI considers only aggregate scores and does not have separate sectional cut-offs while short-listing applicants for the GD-WAT-PI process. But sectional cut-offs are considered while finalizing the final offer for the students.
TAPMI has updated its admission calendar on the admissions page, please refer the same.
  • Candidate must report to the center at least 30 minutes before scheduled time in the call letter.
  • After registration candidates are sent to Group Discussion (GD) in batches on a given topic for a minimum duration of 20 min. There is NO elimination round after GD. Written Ability Test (WAT) will be conducted before the GD on a given topic for a minimum duration of 15 minutes.
  • After GD, candidates will be assigned different Personal Interview (PI) panels. During PI candidate will be evaluated on multiple aspects by the expert PI panels. If a candidate is shortlisted for more than one program, he/she must attend multiple interviews.
TAPMI considers the academic record, CAT/XAT/GMAT score (overall & sectional cut-offs), GD-WAT-PI performance and the overall profile of the candidate before making the final offer. Experienced candidates are further evaluated on the relevance and quality of their work experience.