T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)

TAPMI ranks in the 101+ Band of the 2021 QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management Category
Admissions Open for the Batch 2022-24


About Us

The student city of Manipal, Karnataka plays host to the T.A. Pai Management Institute, fondly known as TAPMI. Established in 1980, 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 earliest institution in India to have both the AACSB as well as Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation. With academic rigor and experiential learning at its core, TAPMI’s Post Graduate Programs are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since its constitution.

Alliances & Accreditation


Programs Offered

TAPMI’s two-year Master of Business Administration is designed to push students to go beyond their constraints and redraw their boundaries to achieve excellence in business.

  • Mastery of the domain with enhanced functional skills
  • Taking initiatives under uncertainty, with minimal guidance and supervision
  • Persisting with unfamiliar contexts, subject matter and platforms
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with people
  • Clearly communicating arguments and listening to feedback, some of which may run counter to one’s own views
  • Understanding the need for contribution beyond personal goals and achievements
  •  Reflecting while taking decisions, limiting the need to be swayed by short-termism

The MBA-Banking and Financial Services is built on a unique curriculum structure that builds a student’s skills and knowledge in finance. The first year covers general finance subjects, and the second year offers specialized training in either banking or capital markets.

  • Scholarships to pursue CFA and FRM
  • CFA C-BOK and FRM certified curriculum
  • 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

TAPMI offers MBA in Human Resources Management in collaboration with Society for Human Resources(SHRM). Along with the successful completion of Master of Business Administration (HRM), students also have the opportunity to take the certificate exam to get SHRM Global Certification, a coveted HR certification for HR professionals.

  • Comprehensive and rigorous curriculum designed in collaboration with Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) matching global standards
  • Scholarship to all students to pursue SHRM-CP, a globally recognized certification exam
  • Hands-on training in Leadership Assessment via Leadership Assessment and Development Centre (LADC)
  • Workshops and certifications in Competency Mapping, Total Rewards Management, Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Development techniques (OD), Coaching, Tax Management, Assessment Centre and others
  • Flexible and extended summer internships of up to 5 months and excellent placements in key HR profiles.
  • Strong focus on analytics and new age technologies in HRM along with the core HR areas of industrial relations.

The two-year MBA-Marketing program is aimed at producing professionally trained manpower to occupy leadership/managerial roles in the domain of marketing & sales across various sectors of the economy.

Why TAPMI MBA-Marketing?
  • Higher ratio of marketing learning hours as compared to any typical MBA program
  • Choose from 3 super-specialization tracks — Digital Marketing, Selling and consumer services and Product Management.
  • Breadth of marketing learning to navigate long term career and across different product-market context
  • Live projects and Applied learning segment in addition to summer internship
  • Mentoring by TAPMI alumni holding senior sales positions
  • Sector specific specializations in the second year delivered by industry professionals
  • Strong base of faculty members with a blend of industry, research and teaching experience
  • Successful track record of attracting companies in FMCG, durables, retail, banking, and B2B sectors offering sales management roles for final placements.
Minimum Eligibility

A Graduate Degree from a recognised university 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).

Stage I: Shortlisting

For Candidates with work experience of less than 20 months as on March 31, 2022

Test Cut-off (minimum)
CAT 2021 85 percentile
XAT 2022 85 percentile
GMAT (2017-Feb 2022) 630
Graduation 60 percent
12th 60 percent
10th 60 percent

For Candidates with work experience of more than 20 months as on March 31, 2022 TAPMI follows “Profile-based shortlisting”. Profile considered for shortlisting consists of

  • Valid CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores (whichever is higher)
  • Academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation, Overall academic performance, etc.)
  • Work experience (type of company, total experience in months, etc.)
  • Extra-curricular achievements (State/ National/ International) if any
  • The Statement of Purpose plays an important role in shortlisting
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).

  • English Proficiency Test (EPT): EPT assesses the English proficiency across listening, writing, and reading skills of the applicant.
  • Moderated Group Discussions (MGD): Moderated Group Discussions involves 6 candidates per group and discussion is moderated by the faculty panel. It aims to evaluate ability of the applicant to interact within a group an enrich the discussion. MGD aims at evaluating applicant’s skills in Problem Solving, Confidence and Assertiveness, Persuasion, Collaboration and Communication. Topics for MGD will be based on current affairs/ issues debated in last five years.
  • Personal Interview (PI): TAPMI’s objective for conducting a personal interview is to understand the applicant’s attitude towards management education. To ensure the same TAPMI will be conducting Behavioural Personal Interview. TAPMI will evaluate applicant’s ability in terms of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Leadership, and Communication.
Final Selection

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

Fee & Key Dates

Application Fee (Non-refundable inclusive GST)
  • Up to Two Programmes – INR 2000 + 18% GST
  • Three Programmes – INR 4000 + 18% GST
  • Four Programmes – INR 6000 + 18% GST
Program Fee
Program Tuition Fees Hostel Fees
Year I Year II Year I Year II
Indian Domiciled INR 8.00 lakh INR 8.00 lakh INR 1.65 lakh INR 1.80 lakh
CIWG INR 8.00 lakh INR 8.00 lakh INR 1.65 lakh INR 1.80 lakh
NRI USD 20000 USD 20000 INR 1.65 lakh INR 1.80 lakh
PIO / Foreign National USD 20000 USD 20000 INR 1.65 lakh INR 1.80 lakh
Important Dates
Activity Date
TAPMI Admission Application Commencement 15-Nov-21
TAPMI Admission Application Close 11-Dec-21
Communication about TAPMI Admission Process Stage-2 shortlist January 21, 2022 onwards (tentative)
Stage-2 of TAPMI Admissions Process January 21, 2022 onwards (tentative)
TAPMI Admissions Final Selection First List Announcement March 18, 2022 (tentative)
Commencement of MBA First Year Term I July 01, 2022 (tentative)


For deserving students, TAPMI provides scholarships upto INR 2.4 crores. Under  Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship scheme, around 50 students can bag scholarships worth INR 2.26 crores.

Scholarship For Batch 2022-24
Nos. Eligibility Fee Waiver
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category I 20 [10]: Gender-based 30% of total tuition fee
Top 10 female scorers [CAT/XAT/GMAT]
[10]: Score-based
Top 10 scores [CAT/XAT/GMAT]
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category II 10 90 percentile and above in CAT / XAT &; family gross income (before tax) below rupees ten lakh. 30% of total tuition fee
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category III 10 88 percentile and above in CAT / XAT &; family gross income (before tax) below rupees eight lakh. 30% of total tuition fee
Dr. Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship – Category IV 10 Family Gross Income (before tax) below rupees seven lakh; No CAT / XAT score criteria 30% of total tuition fee
Other Academic Scholarships
Particulars Eligibility
Dean’s Roll of Honour Top 10 performers of the batch
TAPMI-SHRM Scholarships All eligible students of MBA-HRM
CFA/ FRM/ CMT Scholarships All eligible students of MBA-BKFS
YLP Stipend All eligible students

Placement & Recruiters

Placement for Batch 2020-22
Average CTC - 12.1*
Highest CTC - 23.6
Top 25% CTC Average- 14.1*
Top 50% CTC Average- 13.8*
Placement for Batch 2019-21
Average CTC - 9.3
Highest CTC - 13.0
Top 25% CTC Average- 11.0
Top 50% CTC Average- 10.0
Top Recruiters