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Programs Offered:

  • MBA
  • MBA- Marketing
  • MBA-IB

The Admission Process provided below explains the common process followed across all
Each MBA Program may have additional components for selection based on its specific
Shortlist and Merit list for each Program is separate and independent of each other.
Shortlist/Selection in one Program does not guarantee shortlist/selection for the other
Program (for candidates who apply to more than one program).

Minimum Eligibility
A Graduate Degree from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks (Final year
students may also apply. However, the admission shall be cancelled if they obtain less than
50% in their graduation).

Stage I: Shortlisting
Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of valid CAT (Common Admission Test) 2022/XAT
(Xavier Aptitude Test) 2023/GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) January 1,
2018- January 31, 2023/ NMAT by GMAC™ 2022 scores, whichever is higher. Applicants can
submit more than one test score.
Apart from high test score, TAPMI considers the overall profile of candidates. For example,
the shortlisting considerations include academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation marks),
work experience, extra- curricular achievements, achievements in sports, contribution to
social activities, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, leadership potential, integrity and values.
The entrance examination cut-off may vary slightly each year across programs, depending
upon the profile of applicants and the suitability of the profile to specific program(s).
Students shall be informed about the shortlist decision on their registered email address.

Stage II: Admission Process
The stage II of TAPMI admission process consists of Moderated Group Discussion (MGD) and
Personal Interview (PI).

  1. Moderated Group Discussion (MGD): Moderated Group Discussion tests the ability of the
    applicant to interact within a group and enrich the discussion. MGD also evaluates
    applicant's skills in Problem Solving, Confidence, Assertiveness, Persuasion, Collaboration
    and Communication.

  2. 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 MGD/PI process to select bright and
    deserving candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be informed about changes for 2023-25
    admission process, if any, well in advance.

NRI/NRI Sponsored Eligibility Criteria
TAPMI also accepts applications for the MBA program from the following (Please visit
website/contact Admissions Office for more details):

  1. NRI/NRI Sponsored Candidates
  2. Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) category candidates
  3. Foreign Nationals

Final Selection
The final selection of the candidate is based on the following:
Please refer to the website for details.

Last date for submission of online application is December 20, 2022. Apply Now

Application fee

  • Single program : INR 1,850
  • Any Two programs : INR 2,450
  • Any Three programs : INR 3,200
  • Any Four programs : INR 4,000


  1. TAPMI does not accept application in hardcopy mode. All applications must be
    submitted online.

  2. The above procedure may be changed depending on the developments that may

  3. Any disputes regarding the admissions to these programmes are subject to the
    jurisdiction of Udupi only.

  4. The application fee is non-refundable.

  5. TAPMI uses CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC™ scores for shortlisting the candidates.
    IIMs, XLRI and GMAC have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of
    the programme.

  6. There is no “Management Quota” at TAPMI.

Dear Batch 2019-21 Aspirants,

Greetings from T. A. Pai Management Institute

This thread has been created to resolve admission related queries for the upcoming batch. Please feel free to ask questions and clarify doubts.

You will be interacting first hand with the student community of the college. 

We encourage you to participate in the discussions on the thread. Your involvement will help us in assisting you better so that you can make an informed decision.

Points to Be Noted: 

1- We will try to resolve all queries at the earliest and we would appreciate your cooperation and patience. 

2- Strictly refrain from using derogatory, abusive or defamatory language on the thread. This would lead to an immediate expulsion from the group.

3- Please refrain from any kind of comparison with other colleges, only questions pertaining to TAPMI would be entertained.

Please do visit our website https://www.tapmi.edu.in/ for further details.

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

TAPMI offers admissions to its three PGDM programmes for upcoming batch 2019-21.


TAPMI offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Management programme with specializations offered in Finance, Marketing, Operations, Strategy and IT & Analytics. This course is based on experiential learning and makes use of case-study approach to simulate situations which the future managers might face in the real world. The program is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the world-renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


A unique Human Resources Management program with a strong focus on Business environment awareness to detect paradigm shifts and need for upgrading human competencies to meet that challenge. TAPMI PGDM HR is the first two year PG Programme in India wherethe curriculum has been developed in Collaboration with SHRM India with an opportunity for dual certification.


The PGDM-Banking and Financial Services is built on a unique curriculum structure that builds a student’s skills and knowledge in finance. An Academic Partner with GARP, this program is bench-marked to the CFA C-BoK (Candidate Body of Knowledge) and FRM C-BoK. The highlights of the BKFS programmes are the state-of-the-art Finance Lab having Bloomberg powered terminals and the unique Student Managed Investment Course (SMIC). 

For more details please visit the website : www.tapmi.edu.in/

Greeting from TAPMI, Manipal!

The admissions process comprises of the following:

TAPMI follows a Profile-based shortlisting. Initial shortlisting consists of valid CAT/ XAT/ GMAT scores (whichever is higher). The cut-offs as of last year can be referred through TAPMI official webpage. 

Along with the test score, the candidate has to display excellence in the following factors:

• Academic profile (10th, 12th, Graduation etc.)

• Work experience

• Versatility and extra-curricular achievements

• MBA Intent Question/Statement of Purpose

In case of candidates with less than 12 months of work experience, we consider all the above factors other than work experience. For freshers, the test cut-offs, and their weightage in final selection will be higher.

Upon being shortlisted, the candidate has to sit through Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) as the next stage of the selection process.

Final selection is based upon the cumulative performance of the candidate in all the above-mentioned factors.

Disclaimer: The institution has the right to modify the admissions criteria at any point of time, if required.

For further details, visit our website: https://www.tapmi.edu.in/ 

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

TAPMI has earned many prestigious accreditions in recognition of its excellence in management education. These include:

AACSB: Earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education, less than 5% worldwide and one among 5 business schools in India

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE): The Post Graduate Diploma in Management Program(s) offered by TAPMI are approved by the AICTE.

Association of Indian Universities (AIU): The Post Graduate Diploma in Management Program(s) offered by TAPMI are approved by the AIU as equivalent to an MBA Degree.

National Board of Accreditation India (NBA): NBA has reaffirmed the 5-year accreditation for PGDM program of TAPMI, a quality mark given only to a few select B-schools in India.

Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME): TAPMI is a proud partner of this United Nations (UN)-supported initiative and the largest organized relationship between the UN and business schools across the world. TAPMI has made a commitment to advancing values of sustainability, responsibility and ethics in teaching, research and thought leadership through this collaboration. 

CRISIL Rating: CRISIL has awarded “A***” B-school grading at national and Karnataka State Level Grading of Management Educational Institutions to TAPMI.

Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter (BGS): Beta Gamma Sigma honors universities that recognize academic excellence in Business studies. It gives TAPMI access to a rich network of 580 collegiate chapters internationally in 33 countries, with 8,20,000 lifetime members residing in 190 countries.

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP): GARP’s Academic Partner institutions represent the best in financial education around the world. TAPMI as a partner offers Master’s-level degrees in financial discipline, and ensures latest industry needs are met in its risk management courses. 


Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

TAPMI’s Centre of excellence – Leadership Assessment and Development center (LADC)

With 15 specially trained faculty members and 70 advisor associates, The LADC helps students nurture transformational leadership qualities, to navigate organisations through Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments and lead them to wealth and prosperity.

Unlike a traditional leadership course, LADC engages with students to develop their core leadership capabilities.

The Center also offers leadership training for a group of 20-30 corporate personnel who are trained on all the 3 steps of transformational leadership.

Triple quality assurance

  • First level- Generation of the Individual Leadership report (ILR) by Trained      Associate Advisors
  • Second level- Checked by the Faculty Advisor
  • Third level- Approval by the Technical Advisor before the advisory process      begins

The TAPMI Edge

  • Evidence-based approach
  • Triple Quality Assurance
  • High Redundancy through multiple tests
  • One-on-one personalized style

I am from Guwahati,Assam.I have recently completed my graduation (B.Tech ,Civil) with an aggregate of 67%. I am a fresher with less extra curricular/achievements.I will be applying to TAPMI for PGDM(2019-21). Is it possible to get an admit with average academics(86/67/67) and a good XAT percentile(90+),followed by a good GDPI.Will my low scores affect during PI?

Hoping for your kind reply.

Greeting from TAPMI, Manipal! 

TAPMI’s Centre of excellence –  TAPMI’s Centre for Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness (TCIG&C)

TAPMI Centre for Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness is the hub for all sustainability related activities at TAPMI in tune with PRME guidelines.

The student bodies actively involved in the steering committee include Social Endeavour Group (SEG), Organization for Managerial Entrepreneurial Guidance and Assistance (OMEGA), Student Executive Council (SEC), Literary and Media Committee(LIME) and Welfare Committee.

Partnerships of TCIG&C include:

- Government of Karnataka

- Brillio


- Manipal University Technology Business Incubator (MUTBI)

Some of the successful initiatives are:

- Government of Karnataka (BMI Programme Review): Review the existing BMI programme being implemented by the district administration.

- Coconut (Horticulture) Value Chain Project: Eliminate bottlenecks in Coconut Value Chain System in South India. 

- Academy Primary School, Computer Certification programme:  Providing basic computing skills to the primary level students at the school.

- Joy of Giving (Daan Utsav)

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

TAPMI houses a state-of-art Finance Lab, powered by Bloomberg India

Home to 16 Bloomberg terminals, it is the India’s largest Educational Trading Lab supported by live data from international markets.

The Lab provides a hands-on experience in investments and portfolio management, forecasting, and risk management, and also helps students to understand global financial markets.

The terminals are available for use to any student 24x7 on all days

A distinct edge over others for academic research to students and faculty.

A platform for disseminating real-time financial data and is supported by data feeds from BSE and NSE.

Unique Initiatives: 

- TAPMI Journal of Economics and Finance (TJEF), a leading student-run journal in the areas of banking, economics and finance

- Samnidhy, the only legally registered Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) in India

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

Life@TAPMI – Quiz on the Beach (QOTB)

Quiz on the Beach® (QoTB®) is Asia’s biggest biz-quiz, conducted by T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal on the serene sands of Malpe beach.

Having started as an intercollege fest 15 years ago, QoTB® has developed its identity across India and other nations, with its roots spread across three countries- India, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

The latest edition of the quiz, QoTB® 2018, saw over 3000 teams from 3 countries fighting it out for fame, glory and an overwhelming cash reward.

QoTB® is hosted by the noted Quizmaster Mr. Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium, an avid quizzer himself.

The nationally telecasted show over ET Now enjoys the viewership of over 2 lakh people

Besides bringing together the sharpest student minds, it serves as an opportunity for them to interact, network and more importantly, learn from their colleagues in other top institutes.

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

Life@TAPMI - BrandScan

BrandScan is the annual flagship market research event of TAPMI. 

Initiated in 1993 and with a rich legacy of 25 years, BrandScan is one of the pioneering events among Indian B-schools, conducting market research through a 'fair format'. 

Conducted in two formats, in Manipal and Bengaluru, this unique event is managed entirely by students. 

Consumer and market research data is collected through cleverly designed ‘disguised games’ for use by each of the corporate clients. 

Over 300+ projects have been successfully executed by BrandScan, with over 20 projects being taken up each year. 

The clientele includes Britannia, Perfetti Van Melle, Reebok, Samsung, ICICI, 3M, Nestle India, Reliance Jio, Hindustan Unilever, ITC Ltd, and Flipkart among others. 

Greeting from TAPMI, Manipal!

On 27th and 28th October, The Finance Forum of TAPMI organised the BLOOMBERG OLYMPIAD 2018.

It was a student run initiative to bring together Economists, CXO’s, Bankers, Regulators and Fund Managers to discuss recent trends, emerging issues, challenges and opportunities in the industry and the way ahead. 

The events held during this conclave were targeted to create a platform for finance students to showcase their knowledge and also network with senior industry professionals. 

The event was attended by industry stalwarts like Mr. George Joseph, Senior Fund Manager - Equity at ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd, Mr. Jayesh Gandhi, Senior Portfolio Manager at Birla Sunlife Asset Management Company, Ms. Shibani Kurian, Senior Vice President & Head -Equity Research, Kotak AMC and many more. 

Students from 12 top B-schools from across the country participated in the event. These included IIM-B, IMT-G, SIBM-B, NL Dalmia, and more. IIM-B emerged as the winner while TAPMI bagged the runner’s up title. 

When the aplications are available for 2019-21 PGDM course?

When on line application for PGDM will open?

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal!

Life@TAPMI - Atharva

Atharva, the flagship annual B-School Festival of TAPMI, holds the unique distinction of being the oldest B-school fest in the country. With a legacy of 31 years and a plethora of events, Atharva witnesses participation from students across the country for the 3-day extravaganza. 

Currently into its 31st year, Atharva has consistently attracted participation from over 4000 participants across some of the Top-Ranking B-Schools like the IIMs, TISS, NMIMS, MDI and SIBM-P to name a few and partner itself with various Corporates.

With “inFINity” in Finance, “Make Your Mark” in Marketing, “sHRishti” in HR, “Sankalp” in Business Planning, “Xpressions” – and the cultural night with a performance by TAPMI’s YTBN band and Run for a Cause Marathon, Atharva provides an exciting platform for students to interact with the corporate world personally.

Greetings from TAPMI, Manipal

The Alumni Relations Committee(ARC) of TAPMI works with the mission of “Connect, Bond, Network” to connect with more than 5000 alumni across the globe throughout the year. TAPMI  has a rich base of  alumni  who have been making their alma Mater proud through their achievements. The ARC  team consists of 25 members who work tirelessly and strive to achieve this agenda.

ARC engages with the alumni through city meets, international meets and batch meets. 

It also conducts two flagship events called AIS (Alumni Interaction Series) and AMS (Alumni Mentorship Series). 

ARC also launched the first edition of its magazine 'TAPMI CHRONICLES' to further strengthen its relationship with the alumni.

Application for all the programs at TAPMI is open now. Apply today to be a part of the legacy! Know more about the process: https://www.tapmi.edu.in/admissions/admission-process/

TAPMI announces the launch of Post-Graduate Programme in Marketing & Sales Management


TAPMI Manipal wishes the aspirants of CAT 2018 all the very best for their exams.

A bright future awaits you!!

GMAT score till which date will be accepted for admission process.