TAPMI: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

R.Pon Aishwarya R.Pon Aishwarya | Mar 13, 2023
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R.Pon Aishwarya

Updated on - Mar 13, 2023

TAPMI Manipal or TA Pai Management Institute Manipal was established in 1980. TAPMI Manipal is one of the 7 institutes in India and 5% of the top business schools worldwide to have been accredited by the illustrious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. TAPMI Manipal is also the 5th institution in India to have both the AACSB and Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation. TAPMI Manipal accepts CAT/XAT/GMAT scores for admissions. TAPMI provides full-time MBA programmes in several specialisations, including General, Marketing, HRM and BKFS. TAPMI Manipal received IMC Gold Award’ for Excellence in Management Education from the former President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind.

TAPMI Manipal Latest Updates

  • March 13, 2023: TAPMI offers 5-year integrated programme in management for 10+2 students
  • March 09, 2023: TAPMI Manipal starts a 5-year integrated program in management; registrations open.

The institute holds a 100% placement record every year. Over 101 recruiters participated in the placement process in 2022, and 501 students were placed, according to TAPMI Placements 2022. The average salary package was estimated to be around INR 12.5 LPA, while the highest package available was INR 32.2 LPA. TAPMI Manipal offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in the field of Management. Recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), TAPMI is accredited by the world’s most recognized business accreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in April 2012 and re-accredited in 2022 for the third cycle consecutively. Around 7000+ Alumni, of which one-fifth working as CXOs, belong to TAPMI. Scholarships worth more than 2.4 crores are available to the 50 students of the batch each year.

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TAPMI Quick Insights

TAPMI Manipal is ranked among the top 20 B-Schools in India. Some of the highlights of Ta Pai Management Institute are mentioned below.

Ta Pai Management Institute, [TAPMI] Manipal
Year of Establishment 1980
Type of Institute Private
Accreditations  AMBA, AACSB
Recognition AICTE, AIU
Course Offered BBA, MBA, EPGPM, Ph.D.
Campus 44 acres
Location Manipal, Karnataka

TAPMI Admission Dates 2022

TAPMI Manipal admissions for the year 2023 are open. TAPMI accepts CAT/XAT/GMAT scores. Candidates can submit their scores in these entrance examinations at the time of admission. Important dates regarding admissions are given in the below table.

Events Dates
CAT Exam November 27, 2022
Last Date to Apply for XAT November 30, 2022
Last Date to apply for MBA 2023-25 December 20, 2022
Last Date for Submission of Applications January 31, 2023

TAPMI Ranking

TAPMI Manipal has been honoured with many ranks over the years. Some of the ranks are mentioned below

  • TAPMI Manipal has been ranked in the 151+ position in the Masters in Management Rankings 2022 according to QS World University Rankings.
  • TAPMI Manipal has been ranked in the 32nd position in the Management category according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2021.
  • TAPMI Manipal is ranked among the 32 top B-School in India by NIRF 2021.
  • TAPMI Manipal holds the 21st Overall Rank according to Business Today.
  • TAPMI Manipal is ranked in the 10th position among the Best Private B-Schools in India by Business Today.
  • TAPMI Manipal is in the 4th position in the South Zone according to Business Today.
  • TAPMI Manipal holds the 8th position in the Future Orientation category according to Business Today.
  • Ranked 5th among private MBA institutions in India by Outlook ICARE.
  • Ranked 4th among private standalone institutions by Outlook ICARE.
  • Ranked 2nd among private B-Schools South Zone by Outlook ICARE.
  • Ranked 5th among private B-Schools in India by Careers 360.
  • TAPMI-Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. program is ranked 3rd in India in the full-time program category by Data Science Education Ranking 2021 (Analytics India Magazine).
  • Ranked overall 18th by BusinessWorld.
  • Ranked 7th among private B-Schools in India by BusinessWorld.
  • Ranked 1st among private B-Schools South Zone by Business World.
  • Ranked 20th overall by MBAUniverse.com.

TAPMI Manipal Courses

Ta Pai Management Institute offers MBA programs with different specializations like MBA, MBA-BKFS, MBA-HRM, MBA-Marketing and MBA-IB. Along with it, Executive PGDM and Ph.D. programs are also offered. Given below are the major courses offered, their duration and selection criteria by Ta Pai Management Institute.

Courses Duration Selection Criteria
MBA 2 Years 50% in Graduate Degree + Valid CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT by GMAC Scores
BBA 3 Years 60% in 10+2 from a recognized board + IPMAT/JEE Mains/SAT/CLAT/MET valid scores
PhD 4 Years 60% in Qualifying exam + 2 years Master's Degree

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TAPMI Manipal Fee Details

TAPMI Manipal offers different management courses with various options for specializations. The fee structure for each course differs. Below is a table of the total tuition fees for MBA by TAPMI.

Courses Total Tuition Fee (Per Year)
MBA (Domestic Students) INR 8.25 Lakhs
MBA (NRI Students) USD 20,000

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TAPMI Manipal Admission

Applicants will be shortlisted based on 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. The courses offered include MBA, BBA, and PhD in management. Applicants can submit more than one test score. The entrance examination cutoff may vary each year slightly across programs, depending upon the profile of applicants and the suitability of the profile to a specific program. Students shall be informed about the shortlist decision on their registered email address.

Stage II of the TAPMI admission process consists of Moderated Group Discussion (MGD) and Personal Interview (PI) defined below. Also, 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 the 2023-25 admission process, if any, in advance.

  • 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 applicants' skills in Problem Solving, Confidence, Assertiveness, Persuasion, Collaboration and Communication.
  • 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 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria vary from course to course. Some of the courses and their eligibility are stated below.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should have a graduate degree with not less than 50% marks from a recognized university and the final year students may also apply.
  • Candidates must have valid CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/NMAT by GMAC scores.

EPGPM Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognized university.
  • Applicants must have a valid eligibility test score.
  • Applicants must have the minimum work experience required by the institution.

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a master's degree in management with a minimum of 60% aggregate from a recognized university.

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Why choose TAPMI?

TAPMI or the TA Pai Management Institute is a premiere institute in the field of management. TAPMI Manipal have received IMC Gold Award’ for Excellence in Management Education from the former President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind. TAPMI offers courses in the field of management. These include BBA, MBA and EPGPM and Ph.D. The TAPMI Manipal campus has state-of-the-art infrastructure to support the academic and personal lives of the student. It has ranked consistently among the top 1% B-Schools in India.It has Double crown accreditations: AACSB & AMBA. It is the Constituent unit of MAHE, Institution of Eminence.

TAPMI Academic Advantages

TA Pai Management Institute has various academic advantages.TAPMI has a Virtual Executive Learning program (VEL) that allows working professionals to enhance their portfolios. Recently, the PGDM Sales program was also incorporated into the curriculum at TA Pai Management Institute. TAPMI Manipal has various corporate engagement programs with companies like KPMG, Deloitte, TCS and others. Such events enrich the learning experience by imparting knowledge on sectoral and functional trends, showcasing business accomplishments and providing career advice. The summer internship program at TAPMI Manipal is an integral part of the course as it helps with industry experience and real-world application of classroom teachings. The institute has 100% placement records and around 7000+ Alumni, of which one-fifth working as CXOs belong to TAPMI.

TAPMI Infrastructure 

TAPMI Manipal campus is spread over 44 acres of land with state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and the institute ensures the best academic environment for the students by providing excellent facilities.TAPMI provides several chances for involvement and development thanks to its academic programme, which places an emphasis on rigour and experiential learning. Students can immerse themselves  in activities that match their interests, such as LITCOM and the LIME club for literature nerds, Finomenal and Samnidhy for finance junkies, SPEED for sports lovers, DISHA for HR aficionados, and SCOPE for operations fanatics. Some of the facilities offered at Ta Pai Management Institute are mentioned below.

  • Cafeteria 
  • Hostels 
  • Smart classroom
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym 
  • Medical Facilities

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TAPMI Placements

TAPMI Manipal 2022 placement drive received over 101 recruiters with 501 students receiving job offers. Ta Pai Management Institute has its very own placement cell where the students are trained to be industry ready. More than 6% more PPOs were present in 2022 at TAPMI than there were in 2021. In comparison to the year before, there was a 29% increase in placements in 2022 at TAPMI. However, the number of participating recruiters dropped by more than 27% in 2022.

  • The highest package offered was INR 32.2 LPA.
  • The average package offered was INR 12.5LPA.

TAPMI Top Recruiters

Some of the top companies that visit the TAPMI campus are.

Amazon Deloitte JP Morgan Chase
Accenture Mahindra Technologies BYJU'S

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TAPMI Scholarships

Ta Pai Management Institute offers many Scholarship programs that are awarded to students who gain meritorious achievements in their curricular and extracurricular activities. Ta Pai Management Institute Scholarships are provided annually for the students on a merit basis. TAPMI recognises and rewards merit, and it gives scholarships to deserving students. TAPMI Manipal has also enhanced many educational loan facilities for students. TAPMI also provides Academic Merit Awards and Other Scholarships, including T A Pai Roll of Honor for Academic Excellence, TAPMI Achiever of the Year, Dean’s Roll of Honor, TAPMI- SHRM Scholarships, CFA/ FRM/ CMT Scholarships & YLP Stipend. TAPMI is also associated with several banks to ensure quick financial assistance for students interested in obtaining educational loans. Some banks providing educational loans to TAPMI students are: Canara Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Credila, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Indian Bank.

Scholarship Description
TAPMI Merit Scholarships TAPMI offers rewards and scholarships to meritorious students up to INR 2.9 crores.
Dr Ramdas Pai Merit Scholarship An annual fee waiver of 30% is awarded to meritorious students.

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TAPMI Collaborations

TAPMI Manipal has international relationships with many of the top universities abroad. Ta Pai Management Institute believes that such collaboration will be very helpful for the students to know the current business world better in this era of globalization. The following are a few of the universities that TAPMI Manipal has partnered with.

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institutes
Australia Macquarie University
France Rennes School of Business, ESC Rennes
USA Emporia State University
UAE University of Dubai

TAPMI Faculty

TAPMI is today amongst the top 1% of B-schools in India and is known for its academic credentials and innovative outlook. There are 71 teachers in the core faculty. Hence, the faculty present in this institute is equally qualified to educate and train the students. The institute has many professors as well as visiting faculty at its disposal. The Faculty Development Program at TAPMI Manipal is a commitment to extending its expertise in paper publications to other management institutes and facilitating the career development of the faculty of peer institutes. Some of the esteemed names are listed below as follows.

  • Aditya Jadhav, Professor and Associate DEAN, TAPMI Bengaluru
  • Amit Kumar, Professor of Practice, Marketing

TAPMI Alumni

TAPMI Manipal has produced leaders and visionaries in management for the past 37 years. Around 7000+ Alumni, of which one-fifth working as CXOs are a part of the TAPMI family. These include.

Notable alumni Profession
Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane Minister of Forest Goa
Sunder Madakshira Indian Executive 

TAPMI Highlights

Institution Type Private
Year of Establishment 1980
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Area 44.11 acres
Accredited by NAAC, NBA

TAPMI Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
16 MBA
19 MBA
35 MBA
124 MBA
38 MBA

TAPMI Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
MBA ₹16,50,000 2 Years

TAPMI Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by TAPMI

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT NMAT GMAT +1

₹ 16,50,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT NMAT GMAT +1

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted by TAPMI


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023

Exam Date: Jan 03, 2021


What are the courses offered at TAPMI Manipal?

PGDM, MBA and PhD. in the field of management.

What is the fees of TAPMI?

The approximate course fee is 16LPA for MBA and PGDM

What are the exams accepted at TAPMI?

CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT scores are accepted.

How are the placements at TAPMI?

TAPMI offers in-campus placements. The top recruiters are Accenture ATCI, HCL, IBM, Deloitte, TITAN and many others. The highest salary was 32.2LPA, and the average salary was 12.6LPA.

TAPMI Reviews

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Harshvardhan Sheth | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2017

Entrance Exams & Admissions : It’s been a very good learning experience.

Antara Majumdar | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on Sep 05, 2017

  • 3.8
  • Placements 2.5
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 4
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 4.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : A MU OET 2018 entrance exam and basic general knowledge of English and mathematics. Typically 50% plus is only the cutoff.

Gopika Ashok M | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2017

  • 2.9
  • Placements 3
  • Fees 1.5
  • Academics 3
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 2.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : TA PAI MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE is one of the top 20 PGDM colleges in India. It is a site for extraordinary development and the best placements.

Pushkar Moni | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2016

  • 4.8
  • Academics 5
  • Fees 5
  • Placements 4.5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 4.5

Academics & Faculty : TAPMI is located in the educational hub of Manipal has a rich legacy of over 30 years of providing industry relevant management education to the students. It ticks all the checkboxes, a primier B school should. The placements are 100% and are audited by CRISIL so when they qoute their average package as 10 LPA its not a misguiding figure in any way. Campus life is strict and hectic and demands a lot out of a student but then it is a B-school which believes in purging its student in fire to reveal the gold in them and are successful in doing so.

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