TAPMI Admission Criteria 2015 - No change in fee and number of intakes
In this admission season, with various shortlists, MBA aspirants often get confused about choosing the right B-School. Or even after having the shortlist from one’s desired B-School, the pertinent information are often not known. To help the aspirants take informed decision, Careers360 has spoken to the admission departments of the top B-schools.
In this exclusive interview with the TAPMI Admission Official, we bring to you the details of the admission process along with the information like fees, seats, qualities looked for in candidates among others.
Read the interview below:
Careers360: What are the MBA entrance exams considered for the admission at TAPMI?
TAPMI: We consider CAT, XAT and GMAT for our programs. MAT is also considered for our PGDM Healthcare programme.
Careers360: What are the cutoff percentile/scores for each of the exams?
TAPMI: The cut off for CAT and XAT is 80 percentile and for GMAT the cutoff score is 600.
Careers360: What is the total number of seats in the 2015-17 programme?
TAPMI: The programme wise break up of seats offered is,PGDM (420); PGDM-BKFS (30) and PGDM-HCM (20). There has been no change in the number of intakes compared to last year.
Careers360: What is the fee structure for the programmes?
TAPMI: The Tuition fee is Rs. 13.50 lakhs for 2 years including hostels, same as last year.
Careers360: What are the final selection criteria at your B-School?
TAPMI: We have dropped GD this year. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by Personal Interview. Good academics, Extracurricular activities and work experience are provided due weightage.
Careers360: What is the ratio of the number of shortlisted candidates and final admission offers?
TAPMI: Our current shortlists based on the cut-off indicated above, gives us a ratio of 1:10 (i.e. for every final offer to be made we have 10 shortlisted candidates).
Careers360: What are the important dates for the admission process including the GD-PI-WAT schedule, declaration of final result and commencement of programme?
TAPMI: The WAT- PI process will start from 3rd week of Feb 2015. WAT-PI is conducted across 10 cities in India. We would be releasing the results on last week of March.
Careers360: What are the likely topics which the candidates should prepare for the GD-WAT rounds?
TAPMI: For WAT, we expect candidates to be prepared with mix of topics ranging from Business, General Economy, Sports, Socio-Political, Religion, etc. Some of the topics are abstract while some are based on exact situation. We value the candidate’s ability to clearly articulate his/her view around a definite stand on issues with multiple possible opinions.
Careers360: What are the qualities which you look for in the prospective students?
TAPMI: Everybody who applies for PGDM program definitely wants to be a Management graduate, but the key question is – Are they sure of why they want to do a Masters in Management?
Scores achieved by a candidate in an entrance exam is just a small part of the total evaluation process. We look for a right mix of scholastic achievements, a positive attitude, willingness to deal with ambiguity rather than shun it and reasonable work experience.
Careers360: Have you introduced any change in the curriculum this year?
TAPMI: At TAPMI, curriculum is upgraded yearly. New courses are also introduced as per Industry requirements and inputs from Board of Management Studies of the Institute.
We are focusing on making the program more professional through experiential learning. We have introduced a lot of simulations in the last three years. This particular year, we have introduced a simulation titled ‘Brand Pro’ of the well-knownenterprise - Markstrat, in the marketing course for the first year students; For the second year students, we started an exciting course titled “Student Managed Investment Course” (SMIC) wherein the Institute has given a corpus of â¹ 10 Lakhs to team of 35 handpicked students. The entire course is evaluated over the period of three terms by a team of faculty and a panel comprising of Managers from Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and PE firms.
There are many such simulations that have been in the curricular practice here over the last 5 years. The program is likely to become more and more experiential and less and less classroom oriented. Also, we are reducing the load on teaching time and increasing the self-learning practices considerably.
Careers360: How do you conduct the induction/orientation programme for the candidates?
TAPMI: Induction/orientation programme is very much required. It helps in getting to know the institute and its activities. It makes the students competent and ready for the program.
TAPMI has a formal two day formal induction program. An eminent person from the Industry speaks about the MBA education and how the industry looks up to them followed by welcome address by our Director. Then, Area chairs introduce the each of the faculty followed by activity heads brief the students about Alumni affairs, Placements, MIP, PGP program and also Infrastructure facilities of IT, Library, Hostel in the institute. Dean- Academics explains them about the academic life informing about trimester system, Outcome based learning expectation, credits as also what to and what not to expect.
Since they are from various streams, all students undergo the online prelims programme “The Young MBA Induction Pack” offered by M/s. FLIP.The course covers Basics of Accounting, Financial Statements, Finance Basics, Tools for Business: Excel & PowerPoint, Business Maths / Statistics.
TAPMI follows case methodology of teaching in most of the courses. There is a credit course called MAND, Managerial Analysis for Decisions which helps them to better understand.
Informally, seniors also interact with them every evening to put them at ease.
Careers360: What are the USPs of your B-schools on the basis of which the MBA aspirants would opt for admission?
TAPMI: The USPs of the institute can be listed as below:
TAPMI earned highest global accreditation by AACSB International. TAPMI is the first AICTE approved B-School in India to achieve this distinguished hallmark of excellence. Only about 5% of B-Schools worldwide, have earned this distinction.
TAPMI has adopted “Outcome-based learning” in which each course has objectives and learning outcomes. We have also introduced a lot of simulation games along with Case method of teaching.
CRISIL has graded TAPMI with the highest A*** at National and State level for three consecutive years since 2012.
TAPMI has been consistently ranked among the top 1% of over 3500 B-Schools in India and has an impeccable placement record in all the 25 years.
TAPMI now also offers PGDM-Healthcare and Banking & Financial Services along with its flagship PGDM program.
A world-class Finance Lab, in association with Bloomberg India, was launched at TAPMI. The trading lab is equipped with 16 Bloomberg terminals and supported by data feed from BSE and NSE. It gives students hands-on experience. This is largest for an Indian Educational Institution.
Careers360: What is your message for the MBA aspirants and shortlisted candidates?
TAPMI: Know about yourself, your plans for the future well. If you know yourself well, you will succeed. Be clear; think well. Don’t get nervous if you don’t know the answer for a single question. Be natural, yourself and confident. We are in need of “good” people and not “smarties”.
Stay tuned to bschool.careers360.com for more on TAPMI.
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Ta Pai management institute. What are the qualifications eligibility required to join it? I finished BCA at Christ University
T. A. Pai Management istitute, manipal, karnataka, requires a graduation degree with not less than 50% marks. Final year students can also apply but if they get less than 50% then their admission will be canceled.
For candidate with less than 24 months experience Minimum percentile required
XAT - 85
GMAT - 630
GRADUATION - 60%
12th - 60%
10th - 60%
For candidates with work experience more than 24 months selection process is more about profile considered shortlisting
alliance school of business, Bangalore vs ta pai management institute, Manipal which is better business school? and more scope
Both of them are good choice for MBA but please read this article I think you understand easily.
t.a. pai management institute (tapmi) highlights
Year of establishment
27 th for MBA by NIRF in 2020
19 th for MBA by BW Business World in 2019
19 th for MBA by Business Today in 2019
Modes of education
Number of courses offered
3 courses in 3 streams
Highest salary offered (overall)
Rs 25 LPA
Average salary offered (overall)
Rs 12.7 LPA (PGDM-BKFS)
Rs 11.4 LPA (PGDM-General)
t.a. pai management institute (tapmi) rankings
T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) has been ranked as follows in 2019:
33 rd for Private MBA by NIRF
35 th for MBA by Economic Times
41 st for MBA by Composite Rank
Please visit the link for more information.
alliance school of business highlights
Year of establishment
Ranked 34 th for MBA by Outlook in 2020
Ranked 42 nd for MBA by NIRF in 2019
Ranked 46 th for MBA by Economic Times in 2019
Modes of education
Number of courses offered
Salary offered (2018)*
Rs 10.17 LPA
Rs 18 LPA
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can I do MBA an Alliance University ? is it better then ta pai management institute.
Ofcourse you can pursue MBA in Alliance School of Business in Marketing, Finance and Operations with a fees of 13.50 lakhs. If both colleges are compared, median salary for Alliance is 10.20 lacs while that of TA Pai is 11.20 lacs. TA Pai Management is a old college established in 1980. Both are private colleges and have almost similar facilities.
I am providing you the link to compare the colleges on Careers360:
which one to choose between TAPMI Manipal-PGDM and KJ Somaiya- MBA Core ? please specify reasons. thanks in advance
TAPMI, Manipal:- rating 4.2/5. Highest salary :- 23.8 lpa. average salary :- 10.6 lpa. Infrastructure is good. Good facility is provided to students. faculty are helpful for any study requirement.
for more details, please visit the link below:- https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/tapmi-manipal-final-placement-report-2018
KJ Somaiya:- highest salary :- 28.5lpa. average salary:- 13.25lpa. rating :- 4/5. Infrastructure is good Food service and accomodation is best. college provides hygenic environment for safe stay with good health. Academic curriculum is updated and faculty crowd is even. faculties provide good guide for learning.
All in all, KJ Somaiya is good. if you find comfortable and suitable option then you can choose KJ Somaiya Institute of management. TAPMI is not a bad option but SIMSR performs good every year.
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how is tapmi school of management, manipal. what is the students intake for mba ??. is it good for finance ??
TAPMI School of Management is one of the most preferred business schools in India . It offers a high roll PGDM program with less fees and high number of placements . It is the best college to prefer to study MBA in India . The fees for 2 years is Rs.14 lakhs and placements on an average is Rs.11 lakhs . It also offers scholarships of around 2.5 crores . The total intake of students in TAPMI is 500+ for MBA courses . This college is good for finance as it has the best faculty and training and curriculum and a good number of placements . So All The Best .
Hope this helps you .