Student Executive Council
The Student Executive Council (SEC) acts as a bridge between the student body and the administration in matters of general, academic or individual importance while ensuring that all guidelines are followed. The primary function of the SEC is to facilitate the smooth functioning of all the student activities at TAPMI. Members of SEC serve as student representatives on the Strategy Planning Group (SPG) along with senior faculty members, to give direction to student initiatives and the strategy of the institute.
The functions of the Student Executive Council are as follows:
To ensure that any issue pertaining to student life in TAPMI is looked after, including their academic progress and smooth functioning of student activities
Offer any help required by different committees in performing their duties and tasks
Maintain general discipline of students
Decide on matters that are of importance to the student body as a whole
Assist any student in case of any difficulty
Represent the students in the PGP Office
Act as a link between various committees
The members of the SEC conduct the elections for the Class Representatives to manage the academic related activities for the PGP-1 batch
Conduct elections and/or selection of students to different student committees
They are involved in the budgeting process and allocate funds to other committees based on their requirements.
The Student Executive Council, while acting as an advisory council to all committees, coordinates activities relevant to the college and students in general, which include the leadership lectures with prominent industry personnel, industry interactions with esteemed individuals, the induction programs for juniors, anti-ragging talks and awareness campaigns, and organization of college events in collaboration with different committees.
Selection of Committees
Each committee is responsible for selecting it’s own members. The Student Executive Council ensures that this process runs smoothly and with minimal overlap of students. To do this, the Student Executive Council holds a session for the first year students in which all committees make their respective pitches to them. The Council then calls for nominations to committees with student preferences for committee choices.
The Council also ensures that the choice of the student is respected, with conflicts and overlaps being resolved based on the committee preference filled out by the student.
The Brandscan Committee conducts Brandscan, the annual flagship market research event of TAPMI. Initiated in 1993 and with a rich legacy of 23 years, Brandscan is one of the pioneering events among Indian B-schools to conduct market research through a ‘fair format’.
BrandScan offers unique customer insights by demystifying consumer behavior methodically. Live projects from eminent companies are researched by collecting data through cleverly crafted ‘disguised games’ to produce quality market research reports.
About 20 projects are taken up each year for study and research from prominent clients during the months of October and November. Our data analytics and market research partners ensure that research and analysis are of industry standard. The projects span across industries like Consumer Durables, FMCG, Banking and Financial Services, Advertising & Media, Hotel and Hospital services, Lifestyle Products, etc. Some of our clientele include Hindustan Unilever, Apple, Titan, Citibank, Airtel, Reebok, Samsung, Cadbury’s, Nestle, ICICI, Amul, FlipKart, Fastrack, P&G, Lakme, TVS motorbikes, MRF, India Today, and Zee TV, etc.
Alumni Relations Committee (ARC)
Alumni Relations Committee of TAPMI is the bridge between the alumni and the Institute. ARC engages with the alumni through city meets, international meets and batch meets. It also conducts two flagship events called AIS (Alumni Interaction Series) and AMS (Alumni Mentorship Series). ARC works with a motto to “Connect, Bond and Network” with more than 5000 alumni across the globe.
Esprit, the quizzing committee of T. A. Pai Management Institute, conducts Asia’s biggest on-campus quiz competition, Quiz on The Beach® (QoTB®). Esprit also conducts a series of internal quizzes in creative and imaginative formats, encouraging students to put on their thinking caps and experience the thrill of quizzing.
The Bloomberg Championship
The Bloomberg Championship program is an off-site internship program provided by Bloomberg. The
responsibilities of the champions include integrating the finance curriculum with Bloomberg and assisting research activities of the institute. It involves conducting training sessions for over 900 students of TAPMI. Bloomberg training puts students on a higher pedestal through rigorous experiential learning and acts as a key differentiating factor.
Samnidhy is the only registered Student Managed Investment Fund in India. It is a platform for budding investors to learn and hone the skills of investing and fund management. Samnidhy stands for fostering fortunes, not only monetarily but also intellectually, by giving students a unique opportunity to learn the nitty-gritty of investments.
Atharva, the flagship annual B-school Festival of TAPMI, holds the unique distinction of being the oldest B-school fest in the country. With a legacy of 31 years and a plethora of events, Atharva witnesses participation from students across the country for the 3-day extravaganza.
Omega is the Student Consulting Wing of TAPMI that helps small and medium scale enterprises, and small traders in and around Manipal, Udupi, and Mangalore to strive towards excellence in their business. It is a source of immense learning for students as it provides a platform for the students to engage in a professional assignment even before they venture into the professional world. They have to work against strict deadlines set by the client and meet the clients’ requirements without compromising on the quality of work.
OMEGA has successfully completed several consulting projects from large and small business organizations in India. In addition, OMEGA takes pride in assisting budding entrepreneurs in setting up and running their businesses. They look into the clients’ requirements and suggest ways in which we can help them improve their business, therefore providing a platform for interaction between students and local entrepreneurs.
OMEGA also helps students at TAPMI get an exposure to real-life problems faced by businesses. Project teams consist of members from the committee and students with a diverse set of experiences across several industries. In addition, OMEGA engages with Faculty if the project requires their expertise, to help the students understand the applicability of theoretical concepts to the real world scenarios.
TAPMI Journal of Economics and Finance
TAPMI Journal of Economics and Finance (TJEF) is a studentrun, peer-reviewed journal which publishes research papersof business students every quarter. Finance enthusiasts are encouraged to write research papers/articles on current topics in banking, economics, and finance. It also publishes papers from professionals, alumni, and faculty.
It is a unique committee that has been formed to act as an interface between the management and students. With a motto, ‘We Care’, the welfare committee strives to make TAPMI a home away from home.
It takes decisions regarding student welfare, maintenance of hostels, the mess, allocation of hostel rooms and parking slots, and festival celebrations. In addition to solving student complaints along with management, the welfare committee also ensures the smooth functioning of all the events held on campus.
Literary and Media Committee
One of the most active committees of TAPMI is the Literary and Media Committee, popularly known as LiMe. A range of creative pursuits finds expression here, from content writing to digital marketing, designing and merchandising. The committee publishes the two magazines of the institute, Pratibimb and Update, annually. It engages in a wide range of activities throughout the year to ensure that any event of the institute, is always in the limelight, through a dedicated promotions strategy.
At the time of its inception, the Logistics Committee (LogCom) was a part of Brandscan. The basic purpose of LogCom was to provide logistics support exclusively to the Brandscan events. But the committee split from Brandscan a few years ago with the aim of extending a helping hand to the other committees as well such as Atharva, QoTB etc. On a broader scale, the purpose of LogCom is to provide back-end support to all committees in conducting their events.
They help committees in obtaining permissions from various civic and police authorities for the smooth running of the events, in the identification of vendors for procuring materials required for the events, and in setting up and managing the venues for events along with the college administration.
The Finance Forum at TAPMI is an initiative to create a vibrant and supportive environment to acquaint students with the world of finance and transfer the knowledge of the multiple domains of the financial sector through a plethora of formal and informal events. It provides its members networking opportunities with industry leaders, business professionals, alumni and faculty and provides a multitude of leadership opportunities within the institute.
Since its inception in 2013, the TAPMI Toastmasters Club, chartered under Toastmasters International, has been dedicated to the organization’s mission to “empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders”. Recently, it was awarded “Spirit of 92” in the District Annual Conference, thereby acquiring the status of a distinguished club. It has seen tremendous growth over the years, with several members winning regional level competitions.
Operations Forum is a student body which works with the threefold mission of nurturing the interest of students in operations, providing networking with industry and highlighting career opportunities in operations domain. The forum aims to help students apply theoretical concepts to practical situations through engaging interactions with industry leaders, and events Supply Chain and Operations Exposition (S.C.O.P.E.), OpsDiaries and OpSights.
The Marketing Forum
The Marketing Forum aims to help the students of marketing gain expertise in their field through numerous events such as M-Power and sessions conducted by the in-house faculty and external industry experts to impart real-world knowledge to the students. It also publishes M-World, a fortnightly newsletter which features articles on marketing trends.
The HR Forum hosts TAPMI’s flagship event DISHA, the annual conclave where distinguished industry leaders in the HR domain interact with students. It also hosts 5 events: Embauche – the hiring simulation, Vrondi – the Mock press, We the people – the debate competition, Sophos – Guest lecture series and Onimia – the panel discussions. The forum also helps students in preparing for the placement process.
Treasury committee lives by its core values namely Integrity, Transparency, Partnership and Preservation. They take care of the finances of all the other committees. They ensure transparency in whatever they are accountable for as it boils down to finance from the administration.
Social Endeavor Group
The Social Endeavour Group (SEG) at TAPMI strongly believes in the philosophy of: “Do what you can with what you have, where you are.” With a team of 25 members, the committee works on several initiatives based on sustainable development goals – quality education, good health and well-being for the betterment of the local community.
The Sports Committee of TAPMI is managed by a group of passionate students committed to promoting sport and fitness within the student community. The flagship sporting event, SPEED, brings together talented students and teachers and is one of the biggest events at TAPMI.
Cultural Committee at TAPMI, with its motto “The Stage is Yours”, provides a platform for students to express their latent talents. It hosts various events such as Confluence, Genesis, Waves and the online event – TAPMI’s Got Talent, ensuring an equal share of fun and frolic alongside academic rigor.
TAPMI Systems Group
TAPMI Systems Group provides a platform to gain insights about the latest technological trends in the industry. Workshops on various Business Intelligence tools required in the industry like Tableau, R and Google analytics are conducted, providing exposure to the IT and Analytics domain and making students industry- ready.
Health Care Committee
The Health Care Committee (HCC) is responsible for hosting Abhyudaya, the health care conference at TAPMI where business leaders and pioneers of excellence from the health care industry are called as speakers, providing a platform for students to interact with such highly knowledgeable healthcare professionals. The committee also facilitates interaction between the health care management students of TAPMI and other MBA colleges.