The Legacy of TAPMI
A Continuous Journey towards Excellence

Situated in the international university town of Manipal, T.A. Pai Management Institute popularly called TAPMI is the abode of innovation, learning, and excellence. Since its inception, TAPMI has progressed to be in the top league of management institutes in India. Here is a look at the path it has traversed:

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Birth

1980-85

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Glorious Past

1986-2017

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Prevailing Present

2017-2018

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Optimistic Future

Vision 2022

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Birth

Beginning Years: 1980 – 1985

Founded as Manipal Institute of Technology in 1980 by Late Shri Tonse Ananth Pai, it was renamed as TAPMI in 1981 after his demise. In 1984 TAPMI started its first 2-year PGDM course with less than 50 students.  Since then, TAPMI has grown and has had more than 5000 plus alumni. In the year 1985, the foundation stone for its new campus was laid by the then CM of Karnataka, Mr. Ramakrishna Hegde.

Glorious Past

Era of Firsts: 1986 – 1996

The coming decade saw an era of firsts for TAPMI. A series of initiatives and events were kick-started.

  1. The first inter-college management fest - Hill-Fest - was organized in 1986
  2. The first assessment was done by the expert panel of All India Board of Management in 1987.
  3. AICTE recognized the PGDM course in 1989.
  4. The first marketing fair – BrandScan - was organized in 1993.
  5. TAPMI signed the first MOU with Saginaw Valley University, the USA in 1996.
  6. The first in-house MDP on Marketing was organized in 1996.
  7. The first student-driven project – Management in Practice (MIP) – was launched in 1996.

Over the years many MOUs were signed. Subsequently it received national and international recognition. The various initiatives and recognitions have added value to the Brand of TAPMI. In the recent years, the event BrandScan has evolved to be a pioneer in live market research. It is a one of its kind concept in India which helps develop a student’s observational, analytical, and predictive approach.

New Millennium, New Milestones : 2000 – 2005

The new millennium brought with it – new hopes, new laurels and a new logo – for TAPMI.

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredited TAPMI with “Five Stars”. National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accredited TAPMI with “A” grade.
“Best Management Institute” by India HRD Congress, Mumbai.
MOU with Oakland University, Michigan was signed for faculty exchange Tripartite MOU was signed with University of Oshkosh, USA and Dortmund, Germany for global MBA.
Centre of Executive Education (CEE) in Bangalore to provide executive training programs.

Decade of Academic Excellence : 2007 – 2017

TAPMI continued to grow through leaps and bounds and added many new feathers in its cap.

National: NBA re-accreditation in 2009 and 2016. International: AACSB accreditation in 2012 and re-accreditation in 2017.
In 2010, TAPMI received the AICTE approval for:
  • PGDM (Healthcare) course.
  • Increase the intake of students into the PGDM course by 60.
  • Intake of NRI students.
2011 was the year of awards:
  • CRISIL awarded A*** grade at National and State Level.
  • JJ IRANI Best B School Award.
  • AIMS-WESCHOOL Innovation Award.
  • Dewang Mehta Business School Award for Business School with Best Academic Input (Syllabus) in Finance.
TAPMI signed two MOUs with Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and Asian Institute of Management, Manila,Philippines in 2010.
Knowledge Centre: Inaugurated in 2009, it has grown over the years and houses almost 35000 quality books and 300 national and international print periodicals Finance Lab: The Finance Lab was launched along with the new PGDM (BKFS) course in 2014. It houses 16 Bloomberg terminals and has a seating capacity of 36. Crowned as India’s largest Educational Trading Lab, it gets the live data feed from real-time international financial markets.

Prevailing Present

In 2017, Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan was appointed the new Director of TAPMI, Manipal. He brought with him a vision where he sees TAPMI scaling to new heights. The year 2018 has been the testament of two significant launches:

  1. Virtual Executive Learning (VEL) program
  2. PGDM (HR) programme.

Optimistic Future

Prof. Veeraraghavan has proposed “Vision 2022”. He aims to build the brand TAPMI and focus on elevating TAPMI’s stance in areas such as:

  1. Curriculum
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. Ranking
  4. Research

The continued persistence towards growth and excellence makes TAPMI an obvious choice for future management aspirants.