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TAPMI: Eligibility, Admission Process, Fee, Scholarship, Placements - The Complete Guide

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TAPMI: Eligibility, Admission Process, Fee, Scholarship, Placements - The Complete Guide

Established in 1980, T.A. Pai Management Institute, fondly known as TAPMI, is one among the 7 institutes in India and 5% of the top business schools worldwide to have been accredited with the illustrious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, the oldest and toughest accreditation in the world of business education. It is also the 5th institution in India to have both the AACSB as well as Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation.

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TAPMI Manipal Highlights

  • A legacy of over 30 years
  • Accredited with the illustrious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation
  • 5th institution in India to have both the AACSB as well as Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation
  • TAPMI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programs are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Highest Package for Batch of 2023: 25.6 LPA
  • Consistently ranked in the top-20 B-Schools
  • CISCO enabled State-of-Art Infrastructure established in a 44 acre campus
  • Strong Alumni base of 5000+ Alumni with more than 1/5th currently leading at CXO levels
  • Unbroken 100% placement record

TAPMI Manipal Important Dates



TAPMI Admission Application Commencement

10th November 2023

TAPMI Admission Application Close

31st January  2024

TAPMI Admissions Final Selection First List Announcement

10th April 2024 (Tentative)

Commencement to MBA First Year Term I

June/July 2024 (Tentative)

TAPMI Manipal Programs Offered



Post Graduate Diploma in Management – PGDM


2 years

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Banking and Financial Services (PGDM-BKFS)


2 years

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM)


2 years

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Marketing (PGDM-Marketing)


2 years

MBA - Technology Management                                                 

2 years

TAPMI BBA Honors Program

4 years


5 years

PGDM – Post Graduate Diploma In Management

  • 5000+successful alumni across the world with more than 1/5th currently leading at CXO levels
  • Personalized attention for capability assessment and development through FAS, CAS and LADC
  • Unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 30+ years
  • Program accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA).                                                                              

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Banking and Financial Services (PGDM-BKFS)

  • Scholarships to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM)
  • Training with SBI – Staff Training College, Hyderabad and BSE Training Institute, BSE, Mumbai to hone industry relevant skills
  • Real time course integration of TAPMI Finance Lab – powered by 16 Bloomberg and 7 Reuters terminals
  • Experiential Learning focus through SMIC (student managed investment course) and Samnidhy (student management mutual fund) designed around TAPMI Finance Lab
  • Accredited by AACSB and AMBA
  • 100% Placement from the first batch

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM)

  • Curriculum designed in collaboration with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Flexible summer internships of around 3.5 months in HR profiles
  • Accredited by AACSB and AMBA
  • Analytics based and evidence based HRM
  • Strong industrial relations and negotiation skills
  • Immersive projects in the social sector to develop empathy and social responsibility

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Marketing (PGDM-Marketing)

  • Strong base of faculty members with collectively more than 60 years of industry experience in sales and marketing function
  • Focused on high-value employment opportunities with great career prospects in top companies
  • Sector specific specializations in the second year delivered by industry professionals
  • Entire curriculum designed to achieve deeper insights and practice orientation in sales and marketing
  • Extended internship program to provide hands on experience in sales

MBA - Technology Management   

  •  Instruction by Industry Practitioners: 30% of all instruction of Technology Management and Industry Vertical courses will be delivered by seasoned industry practitioners.
  • Software Driven Instruction:  A minimum of 30% of learning will happen usingindustry-leading software tools in each course.
  •  Industry Mentor Program: Each student will have a seasoned industry professional as a mentor through a formal mentoring program.
  •  Emphasis on Applied Learning:
  •  a. Long-duration Internships: The summer internship will span a duration of 12 weeks.
  •  b. Immersive Live Projects

TAPMI BBA Honors Program

  • MAHE has collaborations with more than 200+ universities across the globe. 
  • The 6500-strong alumni of TAPMI support students through industry connections, personal mentorships, and during international immersions. 
  • Professional development program for every student during the third and fourth semesters. This consists of personality development, communication skill enhancement, CV writing, and GD & interview skills.
  • Every student gets a career advisory support (CAS) mentor to personally guide career selection.
  • Leadership development training by TAPMI’s renowned Leadership Assessment & Development Centre (LADC)
  • Full placement support during the sixth semester for students graduating with BBA.


  • Foundation in Social Sciences (FSS):  to appreciate different perspectives and relevance of Social Sciences as a discipline.
  • Foundation in Management (FM): meant to develop a foundation for students in the Management Sciences area to appreciate different perspectives of Management discipline.
  • Foundation in Analytics and Data Sciences (FADS):  to emphasize the applicability of mathematical and analytical methods to solve practical problems to impart the employability skills.
  • Foundation in Humanities and Performing Arts (FHPA):  to develop interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills, language proficiency, creativity, and depth and breadth in perspective seeking.
  • Skill-based Workshops (SBW):  will expose students to various technical and behavioural skills required to excel in dynamic business contexts.

TAPMI Manipal Eligibility

  • A Graduate Degree with not less than 50% marks (final year student may also apply.
  • The admission will be cancelled if they obtain less than 50% in his/her graduation).

TAPMI Manipal Admission Process

Stage I: Shortlisting

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of valid

  • CAT (Common Admission Test) 2023
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2024
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) January 1, 2019- January 31, 2024
  • NMAT by GMAC™ 2023 scores, whichever is higher.

(Applicants can submit more than one test score)

Stage II: Admissions Process

The stage II of TAPMI admissions process consists of, English Proficiency Test (EPT), Moderated Group Discussion (MGD) and Personal Interview (PI).

  1. Group Discussion (GD): Group Discussion tests the ability of the applicant to interact within a group and enrich the discussion. GD also evaluates applicant’s skills in Problem Solving, Confidence, Assertiveness, Persuasion, Collaboration and Communication.
  2. Extempore: Candidates will be given a topic on the spot and speaking time 2-3 minutes. The skills tested are – articulation, coherence, presence of mind etc.
  3. Personal Interview (PI): Through the personal interview TAPMI evaluates the applicant’s overall attitude and suitability towards management education, including aspects such as Self- Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Leadership and Communication.

*TAPMI makes suitable changes every year in the GD/PI process to select bright and deserving candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be informed about changes for 2024-26 admission process, if any.

Stage III: Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate is based on Entrance Exam Score + academic profile + work experience + EPT Score + MGD Score + PI Score. Details will be provided later.



Valid Entrance Exam Scores


Score for academic performance (in X, XII, Undergraduate Degree)


Group discussion/interview


Weightage for Gender Diversity and Extra-curricular Activities 




Mode of Interview: Online

4 Simple Steps to Apply:

  1. Sign Up: Create your account in TAPMI to begin with the registration process at https://www.radicalforms.com/registration?log=t&ins=Ng==
  2. Verify: Once you have successfully registered yourself, an email will be sent to your registered email id. Continue the registration process.
  3. Fill up Details: The following details are to be filled. Remember to save your information after every step.
  4. Payment of Application Fee: The details of the application fee are mentioned below. Kindly pay the application fee online.

TAPMI Manipal Fees & Other Details

  • Tuition fee

For Indian Domicile:

Program Tuition Fees (per year)
MBA ₹ 8,67,000
MBA-BKFS ₹ 8,67,000
MBA-HRM ₹ 8,67,000
MBA-IB ₹ 8,67,000
MBA-Marketing ₹ 8,67,000
MBA-Tech ₹ 8,00,000

For NRI : 20,000 USD per year

  • Alumni Lifetime Membership fee – ₹ 20,000
  • Caution deposit (Refundable) – ₹ 40,000
  • International immersion Program (only for students enrolled in MBA & MBA-IB Program)– ₹ 80,000
  • Training Cost at SBI and BSE (only for students enrolled in MBA – BKFS Program)– ₹ 50,000

TAPMI Manipal Scholarships

TAPMI appreciates and values merit, and awards scholarships to meritorious students. For deserving  students, TAPMI provides awards and scholarships up to INR 2.9 crores. Under Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship scheme, TAPMI provides Scholarships worth more than INR 2.4 crores, benefiting 75 students of the batch.

TAPMI also provides Academic Merit Awards and Other Scholarships including Dean’s Roll of Honour, YLP Stipend, and CFA/ FRM/ CMT Scholarships etc.

TAPMI Manipal Placements

TAPMI Manipal Placements focuses on delivering thorough business knowledge to the students, making them industry relevant right from the first day. The TAPMI Placement committee is responsible for coordinating with the organizations and inviting them to the campus for placements. It is equipped to assist the organizations by providing necessary information and logistics support.

Placement Summary (Batch of 2023):

  • No. of students placed: 484
  • Highest Package: 25.6 LPA

Average Package for the following Programs:

  • PGDM (General) - 14.6 LPA
  • PGDM (HR) - 12.81 LPA
  • PGDM (BKFS) - 15.7 LPA
  • PGDM ( Marketing) - 14.8 LPA

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