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Founder’s Day Lectures

Every year, TAPMI organises a lecture on the birth anniversary of our Founder, Shri. Tonse Ananth Pai. This event is organised to acknowledge the contribution of Padma Bhushan awardee, late Shri. T. A. Pai who laid the cornerstone of TAPMI in 1980 and his vision, which was intended to give back to the society and to create employment opportunities.

On this occasion, thought leaders and Eminent Citizens of the country share their vision, expertise with the students of TAPMI and other Manipal Institutions, to inspire them on contemporary topics. An award ceremony is also held at the event where the Chairman of TAPMI Governing Council recognizes long service employees of the institute.

Date Topic Speaker
17-01-2022 Sustainability in Today’s world Dr. Harish Hande
Founder & Chairman
SELCO Solar Lights Pvt. Ltd
17-01-2021 Scripting Enduring Careers Mr. Ravindra Kumar G.P.
President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors
17-01-2020 The Purpose of Business Mr. Faizal E. Kottikollon (TAPMI Alumnus)
Founder and Chairman, KEF Holdings; Chairman of the Board, Meitra Hospital, Calicut
18-01-2019 Being & Staying Educated in the Digital Age Shri Mrutyunjay Mahapatra
Managing Director, & CEO, Syndicate Bank
17-01-2018 Future of Higher Education Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe
Chairman, All India Council for Technical
Education (AICTE).
17-01-2017 Road to Digital India: Begins from Bangalore Shri. Srivatsa Krishna
Principal Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka & Chairman – Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC)
17-01-2016 THE AGE OF INEQUALITY – The Moral economy of Rural Distress Shri P Sainath
Founder Editor of PARI (People’s Archive of Rural India) and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
28-01-2015 Building India’s human and social capital to build an inclusive society Dr. R. Balasubramaniam
Founder & Chairman
Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM)
17-01-2014 Have we made a mockery of Democracy? Shri Navin B. Chawla
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
17-01-2013 What is left of Democracy in India Justice Shri N Santhosh Hegde
Former Justice of the Supreme Court,
Solicitor General of India and
Retired Lokayukta (Ombudsman) for Karnataka State
17-01-2012 T. A. Pai: Innovator in Banking & Governance
Management and Bureaucracy:
Are they Antithetical?
Dr V. A. Pai Panandiker
President, Academy of International Education, Goa
and Governing Council Member, TAPMI
Shri K. Jairaj, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary,
Government of Karnataka
18-01-2011 India’s decade of destination Dr Jagdish N. Sheth
Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School,
Emory University
15-03-2010 Education for the Future Dr Yash Pal
Renowned Indian Scientist
17-02-2009 Research and Higher Education: Indian Challenges Dr P Balaram
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
17-01-2008 India-Fostering Inclusive and sustainable Growth Shri Arun Maira
The Boston Consulting Group (I) Private Limited
14th Floor, Nariman Bhavan
227, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021, INDIA
17-01-2007 Learning to Live with Science and Technology Prof. Jayant V Narlikar
Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA)
P B No.4, Ganeshkhind
Pune University Campus
Pune 411 007
17-01-2006 Challenges for Higher Education Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta
President & Chief Executive
Centre For Policy Research
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110 021
17-01-2005 Secularism in Indian Cinema Shri Shyam Benegal,
Film Producer,
Sahyadri Films,
19/20a, Tardeo Road,
Mumbai – 400 034
17-01-2004 Development of Wastelands and other Natural Resources for a Self Reliant India Shri Mohan Dharia
Aditya Residency
498, Parvati
Mitramandal Chowk
PUNE 411 009
17-01-2003 Fault Lines of Indian Democracy Dr Abid Hussain
8, Golf Apartments
Maharishi Ramana Marg
New Delhi 110 003
17-01-2002 Fifty Years of Constitution: Economic Reforms and Social Outcomes Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah
Former Chief Justice of India and Chairperson – National Commission to Review Working of the Constitution
Vigyan Bhawan Annexe
Moulana Azad Road
New Delhi
17-01-2001 Intellectual Property Rights: A Developing Country Perspective Dr R A Mashelkar
Director General – CSIR
and Secretary to the Government of India
Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research
Anusandhan Bhawan
2, Rafi Marg
New Delhi
17-01-2000 Working with Nature;
Working with People;
Working with Knowledge
Shri Madhav Gadgil
Centre for Ecological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
05-03-1999 Transforming India into An Economic Super Power Shri N. Vittal
Central Vigilance Commissioner
Jaisalmer House
Man Singh Road
New Delhi
17-01-1998 Fostering New Symbiotic Social Contract for a Hunger–Free India Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
M S Swaminathan Research foundation
14, 2nd Main Road
Kittur Gardens, Kotturpuram
Decade of Determination to Achieve Sustainable Development Prof. U.R. Rao
3376/E, 13th Main, HAL II Stage
17-01-1996 World Trading System: Challenges for Rural India Dr V.R. Panchamukhi
Director – Research & Information System for Non aligned & Other Developing countries
V-38, Block No.3
Lodhi Road Complex
New Delhi
The Necessity for Making Indian Industry Globally Competitive Shri Nani A. Palkhivala
Director, Tata Sons
Bombay House, Fort
17-01-1994 Human Rights and India Shri N. Krishnan, IFS (retd.)
2C, King’s Crescent Apartments
8, Millers Road
New Delhi
Economic Development
And Scientific temper
Late Shri P R Kumaramangalam
24-01-1992 Structural Reforms of Indian Economy – The Human Dimension Shri V. Krishnamurthy
Former Member – Planning Commission
Government of India
New Delhi
Sickness in Industries – Causes & Cures Shri M.V. Arunachalam
Murugappa Group
17-01-1990 Restructuring of the Indian Industry Dr Fredie A Mehta
Forbes Group
17-01-1989 Bangalore Some Basic problems of the Eighth Five-Year Plan Dr G.V.K. Rao, IAS.(retd.)
Former Member – Planning Commission
Government of India
New Delhi
17-01-1988 Exchange Value of the Rupee Dr P.R. Brahmananda
Noted Economist and
National Scholar (ICSSR)
Towards a National Minimum for India Dr Tarlok Singh
Former Member – Planning Commission
Government of India
New Delhi
17-01-1986 Man Management Prof. G.G. Prabhu
Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry
17-01-1985 Garibi Hatao – Can IRDP Do It? Dr Nilakant Rath
Director, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
17-01-1984 Some Reflections on the Indian Banking Scene Shri M. Narasimham
Former Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance and Chairman, Administrative Staff College of India

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