Admission Open for the Batch 2024-2026
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)

Ranked consistently among the top 1% B-Schools in India.
Admissions Open for the Batch 2024-26

Early Application Deadline: 31st January, 2024
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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.

The MBA IB Program offers students the possibility to specialize in one of two streams

  1. Global Strategy and Leadership, with special emphasis on the European Union and,
  2. Global Transnational Management with functional


  1. Mastery of the International Business domain with enhanced functional skills in cross country contexts
  2. Taking initiatives under global uncertainty, with minimal guidance and supervision
  3. Ability to interact and collaborate with people from across cultures
  4. Students are required to undergo continuous and rigorous foreign language training throughout the program.
  5. MBA IB students have the possibility to spend the 4th Semester of the program at one of TAPMI’s several partner universities / business schools around the world.
  6. Students have the opportunity to sit for specific International Certifications so as to increase their readiness for Global employment.

Admission & Selection Process

Minimum Eligibility

A recognized University graduate with a minimum of 50% marks is eligible. Final-year students can apply, but admission is contingent on maintaining a minimum of 50% in their graduation. 

Stage I: Shortlisting

Applicants will be shortlisted based on 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)

TAPMI considers various aspects beyond test scores, including academic performance, work experience, extracurricular and sports achievements, social contributions, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, leadership potential, integrity, and values. Entrance examination cut-offs may vary yearly based on applicant profiles and program compatibility. Shortlist decisions will be communicated to students via their registered email addresses.

Stage II: Admission Process (GD-PI)

Group Discussion (GD), Extempore, and Personal Interview (PI).

Group Discussion (GD): Evaluates interaction, problem-solving, confidence, assertiveness, persuasion, collaboration, and communication skills within a group setting.

Extempore: Assesses articulation, coherence, and presence of mind through impromptu speaking on given topics within a 2-3 minute timeframe.

Personal Interview (PI): Examines overall attitude and suitability for management education, covering self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, leadership, and communication skills.

*Note: TAPMI modifies the GD/PI process annually to select deserving candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of any changes for the 2024-26 admission process.

** For MBA-Technology Management, two interview rounds are conducted (General Round and Technology-focused Group Interview). All shortlisted applicants must participate in both rounds for eligibility in the MBA (Technology Management) program offers.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate is based on the following:

Category % Weightage
Score in Entrance Test (CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMAT)
Score for academic performance  (in X, XII, Graduation Degree)
Group Discussion/Extempore/Personal Interview 45
Weightage for Gender Diversity & Extra-curricular Activities
Total 100

*As per the AICTE APH 2023, subject to change. Please refer to the website for details.

Fee Structure

Application Fee

Application Form Fee (non-refundable):

  • Any one MBA program: ₹ 1,850/-
  • Any two MBA programs: ₹ 2,450/-
  • Any three MBA programs: ₹ 3,200/-
  • Any four MBA programs: ₹ 4,000/-

(Candidates can apply for maximum four programs)

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


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.

Placement & Recruiters

Placement for Batch 2021-23
Highest CTC - INR 24.8 LPA
Average CTC- INR 15.7 LPA
Average CTC growth in 2023 is 28%
Salary Upturn for Experienced Students 5.4x
Top Recruiters