T.A.Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal, established in 1980, is a management college located in Karnataka. Ranked for its quality education by NIRF 2020 at 27th position in the management category, the institute has an impeccable record of 100% placement for the last 30 years.

TAPMI Manipal offers degree programs PGDM, Executive PGDM, and Ph.D. in many specializations such as General, HR, Banking & Finance Services, HR, Sales, and Executive. The top package bagged by the student of 2018-20 Batch was INR 20 LPA and the average package shoot up to as high as INR 12.06 LPA.

TAPMI Admissions Important Dates

Particulars Dates
TAPMI PGDM Application Starts on October 15, 2020
Last Date to Apply for PGDM Program December 11, 2020
TAPMI Admissions Final Selection First List Announcement March 22, 2021
Commencement of PGDM First Year Term I July 1, 2021

TAPMI Manipal Highlights

Established/ Type 1980 | Private
Campus Area 42 Acre
Official website https://www.tapmi.edu.in/
Accredited by 

“A” Grade by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

“5 Star” by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Affiliation Manipal University
MOU’s with

Oakland University, Michigan for a faculty Exchange Program

Tripartite MoU for Global MBA, with University of Oshkosh, USA, Dortmund, Germany

Approvals AICTE, AMBA, AIU
Courses PGDM, Executive MBA, and Ph.D
Admission Criteria CAT/GMAT Score
Mode of Registration Online
Scholarship 50 Meritorious Scholarships with 2.5 Crore
TAPMI Manipal Rankings
  • 2nd Best College in Karnataka Region in NIRF rankings of 2020.
  • At 27th position among Management Institutes in India by NIRF 2020.
  • Ranked 7th by Outlook-ICARE 2020 for private management colleges in India.
  • ​#101+ band in QS World University Master in Management Ranking 2020.

TAPMI Manipal Courses

T A Pai Management Institute offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program with four specializations viz., General Management, Banking, and Financial Services, Human Resources Management, Sales and Marketing and Ph.D. in management under 8 areas of research and executive MBA.

Course Details

Duration: 2 year

Specializations: Banking and Financial Services, HRM, Marketing & Sales Management

Eligibility: Applicants should have 50% aggregate marks during graduation, after completion of 10+2 + valid CAT/XAT/GMAT score.

Executive PGDM/ EEP

Duration: 1 year

Specializations: HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Analytics, Business

Work Experience: Candidates must have one year of experience working in the corporate sector for enrolling in executive MBA. 

Eligibility: Applicants should have 50% aggregate marks during graduation.


Duration: 5 years

Eligibility: Master’s degree in Management or a related subject as the area of interest, with at least 60% marks from a recognized University / Institute in India or abroad + GATE Score

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TAPMI Manipal Admissions 

Admission at TAPMI is based on various parameters such as entrance test score, academic and work profile, WAT, GD, PI scores. For the purpose of shortlisting, the institute also considers the past academic scores and previous work experience. The final merit list shall be made available on the website/ intimated by email to the candidates.

  • Stage I: The candidate must appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT to be considered for the Shortlisting process for admission at TAPMI.
  • Stage II: Final Selection Round for comprises of a Personal Interview followed by a Writing Ability Test. The weighted aggregate of the following components will be used to prepare a merit/rank list-
    • CAT
    • WAT
    • PI
    • Diversity

To be eligible for Admissions, the required score is as follows:

Examination Percentile Required
CAT  2020 85 Percentile
XAT 2020 85 Percentile
GMAT 630
Graduation, Class 12, Class 10 60%

How to Apply for TAPMI Manipal?

Application form for admission to TAPMI Manipal can be filled in online mode. To fill the application form, visit https://www.tapmi.edu.in/

  • Now, click on Admission Process and click on Apply on the right side of the page.
  • Enter the required details to create a Login ID and password
  • Login with ID and Password, and complete filling the application form
  • Enter the personal, academic details and CAT/GMAT score. 
  • Select the number(s) of the program you want to apply for. 
  • Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph and Signature, scorecard and graduation certificate 
  • Save the application form after uploading the certificates. 
  • Pay the application fee. The application fee for the program(s)
    • One program: INR 2200 
    • Two programs: INR 2800 
    • Three programs: INR 4000 and
    • Four programs: INR 6000 
  • After successful payment, print the Confirmation Page and keep it for future reference

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TAPMI Manipal Scholarships

TAPMI offers scholarship awards to meritorious students for which they provide two scholarship programs:

TAPMI Scholarships

TAPMI provides scholarships on the basis of merit. TAPMI provides many scholarships benefitting various meritorious students with different amounts.

Scholarship Name No. of Students Waiver Eligibility
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship, Category 1 20 30% of total tuition 95 percentiles or above in CAT/XAT 730 & above in GMAT
Dr. Ram Das Pai Merit Scholarship, Category 2 10 50% of total tuition 90 percentiles or above in CAT/XAT Family income should be below INR 10 Lakhs
Dr. Ram Das Pai Merit Scholarship, Category 3 10 50% of total tuition Family Income should be below INR 7 lakh; No CAT / XAT score criteria
Dean’s Roll of Honor 10 INR 2 Lakhs each Top 10 performers of the program

Note: The institute offers Meritorious Scholarships to 50 students worth INR 2.5 Crore.

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TAPMI Manipal Placements 2020

TAPMI’s unbroken 100% Placement Record for 30 years is a result of its unflinching focus on Quality Experiential Learning rather than 100% Placement AT-ANY-COST. It received a very good response from the corporate world for the placement. The institute offers placement in various sectors such as Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resource, Healthcare, and Banking & Finance Services, etc.

TAPMI Placement Highlights 2020

Placement Record 100%
Batch Size 412 Students
No. of Students Placed 400 Students
No. of Participating Companies 126 Companies
No. of Pre-Placement Offers 52
Highest Salary Package PGDM - INR. 20 LPA
Average Salary Package PGDM - INR. 11.54 LPA

TAPMI has shown 100% placement in the year 2020. 412 students were eligible for placement this year, out of which 12 students opted out of placement to venture on their own. Because of this, a total of 400 students were placed across 126 companies. Nearly 52 students were offered pre-placement through summer internships.

TAPMI Manipal Placement 2020

The highest average package was received by FMCG & Retail, followed by Management Consulting. Management Consultancy has been in demand in India and in other foreign countries. 

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TAPMI Manipal Facilities

Sprawled across the widespread 42 acres of land, this campus surrounded by green nature comprises all the facilities needed for a perfect management institute.

  • Classrooms: Large Air-conditioned Classrooms with a seating capacity of 90 students. Projectors, Audio, and video conferencing facilities.
  • Seminar Hall/Conference Room: TAPMI has built a first-class ICT infrastructure encompassing of software and communication systems, high-quality hardware over the past decade.
  • Library: TAPMI Campus is home to a 3 stories knowledge Centre having a collection of 35,000 books. The library has subscriptions to 300 National and Internationals print periodicals. 
  • Hostels: TAPMI has separate hostels for both male and female candidates. The total number of hostel blocks are 5, each hostel has 6 recreation rooms with games like Carrom & Chess Board. Both Double and Single rooms are available for Accommodation. Hostels also have a housekeeping facility to ensure cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Canteen/ Mess: The institution has a multi-cuisine canteen providing nutritious and healthy food.
  • Medicare Facility: TAPMI provides Medicare facility to all the students beneath the Kasturba Hospital (Manipal Hospitals). The campus is well equipped with First Aid kits.
  • Other Facilities: Convenience Store, Bank/ATM, etc.

TAPMI Manipal FAQs

Ques. Is work experience necessary for doing Ph.D in finance from TAPMI Manipal ?

Ans. As per the Eligibility rules, TAPMI Manipal accepts applications for Ph.D for the candidates having a minimum of a Masters degree in any management specialisation. Having a work experience will be better in the selection procedure.

Ques. Does TAPMI Manipal accept a correspondence degree?

Ans. If you have a valid correspondence degree with 50% of aggregate marks after 10+2, then your degree is valid for TAPMI Manipal.

Ques. Is there any hostel accommodation provided for TAPMI Manipal students?

Ans. Yes, for all the candidates (PGDM and optional for Executive MBA) hostel accommodations are provided to stay.

Ques. What are the TAPMI and MU Sigma programs?

Ans. Mu Sigma has a singular purpose – to install in large enterprises, a fundamentally new approach to decision-making, called the new Art of Problem-Solving. The intent of this high-quality program is to create exceptional leaders in the digital age. TAPMI is a young B-School and the first AICTE approved B-School to have received the coveted AACSB global accreditation. TAPMI has recently been awarded the second coveted global accreditation – Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Ques. What is the TAPMI cutoff for 2020?

Ans. TAPMI cutoff 2020 is expected to be 89 percentile and above for CAT and more 85 percentile for XAT 2020. 

Ques. How to get admissions into TAPMI MBA programs?

Ans. Apart from graduation marks and CAT/XAT/GMAT scores, work experience adds to the total scores of students. TAPMI undertakes the profile-based assessment and additional scores are considered for work experience of students.

Ques. Does TAPMI Manipal accept correspondence degrees for admissions?

Ans. If students have valid correspondence graduation degrees from a registered university along with minimum 50% marks in aggregate, then it is acceptable. 

Ques. Does TAPMI provide hostel facilities?

Ans. TAPMI has plush hostel facilities with all the beyond basic amenities for a student.

Ques. What is the faculty-student ratio at TAPMI?

Ans. The faculty-student ratio at TAPMI Manipal is 1:17. 

Ques. Which are the top companies visiting TAPMI?

Ans. Amazon, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, Michael Page are some of the top recruiters of TAPMI.

Ques. What are the courses offered by TAPMI?

Ans. TAPMI offers 4 PGDM courses: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Banking and Financial Services, HR, Marketing and Sales along with Executive PGPM and PhD programs. 

Ques. Does TAPMI offer an Executive MBA course?

Ans. Yes, TAPMI offers an Executive PGPM course at its Jamshedpur campus.

Ques. What are the TAPMI MBA fees?

Ans. For Indian domiciled students, course fee including hostel charges is tagged around INR 9 lakhs while for NRIs, the course fee may be ± 20,000 USD.

Ques. What is the status of TAPMI ranking at national and international levels?

Ans. NIRF 2020 ranked TAPMI at 27 in Management domain, while the institute bagged the 101-band at QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management Rankings 2020. 

Ques. Does TAPMI provide scholarship facilities?

Ans. Every year, TAPMI Manipal offers merit-based scholarships of total worth 2.5 Crores to 50 students as a 30% fee waiver, based on CAT/XAT scores during admission.