The Director and the Faculty of TAPMI warmly welcome the new batch of students with a formal induction program. The students are introduced to the teaching and are invited to be a part of this energetic, passionate and successful community. On the second day of the program, a prominent TAPMI alumnus interacts with the newcomers to motivate and encourage them for the journey ahead. This is followed by an entertaining cultural evening packed with dance, drama and music, organized by the Institute’s Cultural Committee.
Induction Program 2018-20
Ms. Madhu Bisht
Head of Business Human Resources for a Global Business Unit at Nokia. HR Professional, trainer and coach is what describe my journey in the path of People Development. Valued as a trusted partner. A person who is driven, enables the business with creative ideas to develop people and is able to consensus in diverse team setting is how leaders see me.
Key Certification Awards:
- Identified as one of the inspiring women leaders in Nokia, 2018
- Certified coach from International Couch Federation USA, 2018
- Award for leading the Nokia Siemens Integration for the India Technology Centre, 2008
Ms. Kajal Kiran Panigrahy
Kajal has nearly 15 years of experience in brand marketing, leveraging technology to devise marketing solutions for businesses, internet strategy and sales, online user experience and online PR. She has handled marketing responsibilities in various capacities across sectors like financial services, consumer durable, retail and eCommerce. She brings in a business oriented approach to leveraging digital marketing as an alternate channel for customer acquisition and engagement. She holds a B.E degree in Computer Science and finished her PGDBM in Systems & Finance from this prestigious institute in the year 2003. Kajal is one of the rare marketing professionals who cleared all three levels of the CFA in 2015. She brings great understanding of marketing, finance and business solutions using technology to the table. She has worked with organizations both established brands like Bajaj Allianz, DSP BlackRock, Times of India Group, RITU KUMAR, Usha International and eCommerce startups like Luxehues.com in roles that have been at the confluence of marketing and technology.
Kajal now works as a senior marketing consultant with both startups and established players, helping them embrace new digital technologies along with content marketing ideas to set up a new benchmark in user experience and engagement. She is currently working as a consultant with Franklin Templeton Investments India, Mirum Agency, the digital arm of JWT & a WPP group company and an AI startup, Jubi.AI.
TAPMI unveils Transformational Vision
Manipal, 1st July, 2017 – T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) kicked off the new academic year and welcomed the 35th batch of PGDM, 5th batch of PGDM – Healthcare and 4th batch of PGDM – BKFS students during the student induction ceremony held in Manipal.
In his welcome address Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan articulated the Institute’s vision to create thought leaders, inspire innovators and produce dynamic leaders. We plan to do this by transforming, motivating and creating inspiration for our students.”
Following this, the outgoing Admissions Chair, Prof. Vishwanathan Iyer, highlighted the profile of the batch of 2017-2019. The new batch consists of students from 24 states of the country. The 471-strong batch with an average CAT score at 87 percentile has among them poets and writers, foreign language instructors, a self-financed world traveller and founder CEOs Delivering the keynote address, Chandana Agarwal, Managing Partner, Ogilvy and Mather and Alumna from the Batch of 1995 – 1997 said, “There is magic in the air of TAPMI as it transforms you. What it does is kick the ladder out from under you and encourages you to reach greater heights. At TAPMI, they aspire to create professional ‘doers’ instead of ‘talkers’ and every individual must inculcate such qualities in their professional as well as personal life.”
Aruna Pannala, Director, Deloitte Consulting, and Alumna of Batch 2000 – 2002, recounted a few of her interesting experiences at TAPMI that transformed her into who she is now.
Along with the induction program was the launch of a book written by the Dean of Academics, Prof. Simon George. The book, published by Manipal University Press, titled ‘Cases in Brand Management and Strategic Marketing’, was released by Dr. H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Manipal University. The book contains 15 real cases of companies and their brand management and strategic marketing techniques.
The ceremony concluded with an interactive session with the parents where the Director of TAPMI and faculty members networked with the families of students to improve the connect between the parents and the institute. The rest of the two-day induction program consisted of a campus tour and a primer to the curriculum, facilities and life at TAPMI.