LM Thapar School of Management- Interview with Dr. Padmakumar Nair, Director on Admission, Cutoff, Placements
Established in 2007, LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSM) is ranked 54 in the NIRF India Rankings 2020: Management. It comes under the flagship of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to be-University). Career360 interacted with Dr.Padmakumar Nair, Director, LM Thapar School of Management to get more details about the admission process, facilities available at campus, placements and why students should chooseto study at LM Thapar School of Management. Read on excerpts from the interview below
Careers360: Please elaborate about LM Thapar School of Management.
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: We have been in existence for the last 40 years as one of the leading engineering universities in India. Recently we are also ranked number 1 private university in the country by the Times Higher Education (THE). Also, Thapar’s Computer Scienceprogramme is one of the best in the country. If you look at our Business school, LM Thapar School of Management, we are about 14 years old and recently we got the intimation from AACSB. Our final report for accreditation has been accepted, only one progress report and a visit are left and we are sure that we will be accredited soon. Today Thapar University is not just an engineering University; we have solid economics, psychologyprogrammes. This year we have also founded the ThaparSchool of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We have faculty members from around the globe, so we can say that we have a diverse group of global scholars teaching all these programmes.
Careers360: Tell us about the admissions process, cutoffs and other important details that aspirants need to know to get admission.
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: Theadmission process at LM Thapar School of Managementis a bit long drawn. However, if the interviewer gets convinced that the students are unique and will enrich the learning experience of that group then they have a good chance of getting admitted to the university. So, we don’t have a cutoff; it is always that composite performance that we look at.
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Careers360: How diverse is the culture in the university?
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: We are extremely diversified when it comes to gender and religion. Talking about gender diversity, for the past three years we have 50-53 percent females; in fact, we have more females than males. On the disciplinary diversity front, we are doing extremity well. We have more non-engineering students than engineering ones. Geographical diversity - we are pan North India. We don’t have that many students from the south but we are open to having students from all regions and religions of the world.
Careers360: What is the mission of the University?
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: Our mission statement has four important pillars- global sensitivity, excellence seeking, a social entrepreneurial mindset and true professionalism. The idea is that what is good for the corporation, should be good for the community, country and the world at large. A true professional would be someone who would be seeking excellence. So, these four pillars are very important for us.
Careers360: What are the hostel facilities offered at the campus?
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: Our campus andinfrastructure is far better than other universities across the world. I can say that our campus is like a 3 plus star hotel. Also, I would like to highlight that we are very particular about keeping our campus clean. We have a lush green and clean campus.
Careers360: What are the locational advantages to the students studying at the university?
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: While location is very important, more important is innovative curriculum, excellence seeking pedagogyand so on. Chandigarh airport is about 35 minutes away from our business school. Location apart, we are very dynamic with respect to designing curriculum pedagogy. If I look at the last five years, we have top class professors coming from all over the world to teach here.
Careers360: Kindly throw some light on placements at LM Thapar School of Management.
Dr. Padmakumar Nair:For the last five years it has always been more than 90 percent. Last year, the average salary was 7 lakhs and the highest was about 14 to16 lakhs. The highest salary in the last five years was 24 lakhs but average salary has been fluctuating between 6 to 7 lakhs. Fortunately, COVID did not affect us that much in terms of placement. The only drawback during COVID was that the placement season got slightly extended.
Careers360: What kind of students should prefer LM Thapar School of Management?
Dr. Padmakumar Nair: Someone who is open minded, pro-social and emphatic is the right fit and a good preference. We would like to have students who have a good chance of becoming givers. A giver is not loser but is someone who would ultimately achieve a lot for himself/ herself, for the organization, and for the world. So, we encourage students who are open minded and have empathy. For us this is very important as we believe that empathy is a mother of excellence.
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I have not given any competetive exam, Is there any posibility to get direct admission on merit basis or there is there any entrance test?
Yes there are a lot of colleges that give admission based off of your 12th class merit for example:
- Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions aka TNEA – Conducted byAnna University, TNEA is as the name suggests based on the marks obtained in the qualifying exam i.e. 10+2.
- Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process or REAP – Conducted by Rajasthan Technical University (RTU) Kota, admission to B.Tech programmes are on the basis of JEE Main scores or class 12th board percentile with preference being given to JEE Main candidates.
for more details check out : https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/btech-admissions-on-basis-of-class-12th
There are also colleges which conduct their own exams for admissions such as VIT and SRM or BITS.
for more details on these visit : https://engineering.careers360.com/exams
Can I still apply for MBA in LM Thapar School of Management?
You can definitely apply for MBA in LM Thapar School of Management. It is one of the best schools all over India. It is ranked as one of the leading and upcoming business schools in North India. LMTSM has been ranked 1st in Global Sensitivity and 13th amongst Top business schools (Non-IIMS) by the Higher Education Review 2015. It also has a great campus located at the heart place at Patiala. It is an amazing college to study in terms of faculty and students. They are so helpful and supportive.
I will suggest if you haven't applied till now. Don't waste much time and go ahead with the application process.
What is the average score required for CMAT, NMAT, CAT etc to apply in LM Thapar School of Management ?
LM Thapar School of Management cutoff varies on the amount of candidates appearing and the level of difficulty of exams each year.LM Thapar School of ManagementNMATCutoff for previous years was above 150 percentile. Every year LM Thapar School of Management NMAT Cutoff stays near to 150.
LM Thapar School of Management CAT previous yeara Cut Offwas around 70-80 percentile. The LM Thapar School of Management CAT cutoff largely depends on the difficulty of the paper.
Hope this helps.
Do LM Thapar school of Management provides admission in Executive MBA?
Actually they do offer Admissions in Executive MBA.
LM Thapar School of Management was one of the earliest MBA colleges which started the Executive MBA in India.
Please check out this link for more details regarding Executive MBA programmes List (http://lmtsom.thapar.edu/index.php/mba-programme/scholarships/17-rss-feed/151-programme-overview)
What is the fee components of various MBA specializations?
LM Thapar School of Management offers a variety of specialisations to its students to choose from and build their future brighter and as they wanted. Also, It provides the students with every possible facility that it can provide.
Here's the link below that you can check for getting information regarding the fee structure.