How is Tapmi Manipal’s Executive MBA Programme? Tell me about their fee structures.

“Mum Dad, Guess what? I’ve finally found a suitable college where I want to complete my Executive MBA Programme”. This is the statement I would dream about hearing from you guys after you’ve had a chance to go through my detailed review of Tapmi Manipal Institute. So, let’s get the ball rolling shall we?

Hola again peeps!  Welcome to another new college series on our IES blog. As the summer is fast approaching, it is that time of the year where admissions begin for a new academic year. It is now, that we start searching and hunting for schools and colleges. This time of the year is when most of the admission sessions begin and admission departments in most institutes are very active and busy working with the admission procedure. If by any chance you are also one among handful of bright young adults who is looking for an exciting change in your life waiting to create memories, well no need to wait any longer. Let me take you through a story of an IT employee’s life who wanted to hit the books once again but situations surrounding him didn’t aid him to work on it the way he wanted to.

So this is a story about my cousin brother. He was a very studious and ambitious student who successfully completed his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from a very reputed college. He scored very well and also got placed in a good MNC with a hefty package. He always wanted to achieve a Master’s degree from the day he began his University tenure as a Bachelor of IT Engineering. At this point of time he was not able to afford a master’s degree and so was forced to take up his campus placement and then continue his masters at a later stage of his life. But little did he know life had other plans for him. When the time came for him to study, guess what happened? his parents got him engaged and his marriage was fixed. Amongst his marriage rituals his academic plans got postponed. Then he came to a point in life where he knew in his gut that it was now or never. But he couldn’t quit his job to study as he had family obligations that he had to take care of. But, unsurprisingly, he didn’t let that phase him, I guess he was always kind a stubborn in that sense. He searched for ways to pursue the missed education somehow. That is when he came across the Executive MBA Programme at TAPMI Manipal and actually considered it as a viable option. Later he researched and realised that this was the only way he could make his dream come true. So without any further delays he joined and pursued his degree and as I’m writing this, he has graduated successfully with a Master’s degree. Today, as he looks back at all the hurdles he has faced he came to the realization that they were all stepping stones creating a pathway for him to conquer his goal. The road he travelled did not matter, all that mattered was the means through which he would reach his destination. The difficulties that he faced are numerous. When you have the willpower to follow your dreams nothing or no situation can really stop you from moving towards it.  Are you an ambitious person like my cousin? Do you also want to study while you work? If you answered ‘Yes” to both of them, then let’s learn about the college and this course.

Who is TAPMI Manipal?

T A Pai Management Institute of manipal is fondly known as TAPMI. TAPMI Manipal is housed at the student city of Manipal in Karnataka. It was established in the year 1980. The college is named after its founder Shri T A Pai. This institute was started with a vision to create responsible business leaders. It is a management college whose PGDM course is accredited by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). They are also the 5th institution in India to have Associate to advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation.  AACSB is the oldest and toughest accreditation in the world of Business Education. With over 30 years of experience in research academics and executive education, they seek to raise the standard in the finance and banking sector. Each element in our action based and outcome centric curriculum is aimed towards teaching students with the help of real experiences. Case study based teaching lessons, simulation games, , Brandscan and our Exchange Programs are a few steps initiated to  help the students beyond four walls of their classroom and imbibe leadership qualities that in turn helps the students to handle business challenges head-on.

What programs they offer?

The Tapmi Manipal Courses are well designed and facilitated to inculcate management studies to students and working professional. The list of courses offered includes Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with various specialization for students who can afford to study it in full time. They offer Post Graduate Programme in management (PGPM) which is a certification course.  They also have Executive education which is designed to facilitate working professionals who cannot take a break from their job but still want to pursue a Master’s degree.  The Executive PGPM is offered in partnership with Jamshedpur Management Association. Finally they also offer Ph.D. programme for research scholars.

Who can apply and how to apply?

For the Executive degree these are the minimum eligibility and selection process that they follow.

You must be a graduate with a minimum 60% mark in the degree. You must also have a minimum of 2 years work experience. If you meet these minimum criteria you are eligible to participate in the selection process. If you are fit then you will be invited for a written test and a personal interview. Based on your performance in these tests your admission to the program will be confirmed. Upon confirmation of the course you need to pay a part of the fees to accept the offer to take up the degree program. All these process is carried out by Tapmi Admission department whose decision is deemed to be final.

How much does it cost to pursue a degree?

The executive PGPM degree costs approximately Rs. 6,00,000 excluding GST. The Fee amount is paid in parts out of which INR 1,50,000 lakhs is paid as offer acceptance and the rest amount is paid across the year. The hostel fee does not apply for executive program as it is a part time course. The Tapmi Manipal Fees is affordable and easy on the pockets of the students. For those who find it difficult to afford can avail Education bank loan as an option to make it feasible to continue the studies. The institute has tie ups with leading banks like State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank  and Axis Bank to provide pre – Approved loans for deserving students. The educational loan facilities is quite a relaxing thing as it helps the students below the poverty line also to try their hand on education. Already the fees are being paid in instalments. Apart from all these they offer scholarship facilities under various categories. Tapmi Manipal Scholarship is offered to nearly 50 scholars which all put together sums upto INR 2.5 Crores.

What recognitions and awards have they got?

Tapmi Ranking is ever high since the day of its inception. Tapmi is recognised and accredited by Associations of MBAs (AMBA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Indian Association (AIU), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Board of Education (NBA). They are also a part of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and Beta Gamma Sigma Honours. Now as far as their rankings are concerned they are ranked 33rd among top B Schools in India as per National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019. They hold the 19th overall rank as per MBA Universe. The list doesn’t end here. They have got several other rankings and recognitions from various ranking institutes and Medias. These are just to name a few. The institute strives to obtain their level best to maintain and increase the rankings and achievements received. The awards that they have received are all for their world class infrastructure, placement opportunities and their brand name.

How are the job opportunities provided? What is the Return on Investment (ROI) Guarantee?

The Tapmi Manipal Placements department does their level best to provide 100% placement to their students. The tapmi Placement department has nearly 150 companies visiting every year for placements. They have both national and international placements. The highest international pay package placed so far is INR 23.8 Lakh per annum. In the regular placement category the average pay package placed is at INR 12 Lakhs per annum. The highest PPO package is at INR 19.4 Lakhs per annum. They follow a process which includes pre placement talks, actual placement interviews which includes written examinations, face to face interview and so on. As a next step they communicate the offer and get the confirmation from the students to complete the placement process. Some of the top recruiters who visit the campus include Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Ford India, Accenture, Virtusa Polaris and many such reputed Multi – National Companies.

What others feel about the college?

The Tapmi Manipal Review is mostly about the great ambience and infrastructure. The alumni have showered the college with quite a lot of positive and hopeful reviews for the future incoming students to make meaningful decisions based on their experiences. The college is spaciously designed over 44.11 acres and a 100 crore worth fully residential sprawling campus. They offer excellent facilities through class rooms, seminar halls, library and reading rooms, hostels, food and mess and good facilities for recreation. They also provide on-campus accommodation facilities for the executive education participants, who come from different companies. Just like any other college they provide transportation and accommodation for their students. Hostel facilities are well maintained and make the students feel like home away from home. Students work hand in hand which deepens the relationships and reduces competition which encourages discussion and supports each other’s success.

TAPMI’s on-campus living makes students feel shared activities are a way of life. At TAPMI, students are taught to appreciate diversity and understand counter-stress on rigor and experiential learning and student-led events, fests, clubs, and committees TAPMI offers innumerable opportunities for participation and growth. There are numerous clubs that help students invest in their interests which includes LITCOM and the LIME club for literature geek, Finomenal and Samnidhy for finance addicts, Brand scan for marketing enthusiasts and SCOPE for operations fans. All students are welcomed to participate in the clubs activities chosen as per their interest.

About the Executive program:

In the executive program classes are conducted only during the weekends to facilitate easy learning for the working professionals. The classes are delivered face to face for a period of one year. The participants are assessed based on assignment, quiz, Project on a 10-point relative grade scale. The students must secure a minimum of 4.4 GPA to become eligible to receive “Post Graduate certificate in Management” for successful participants. They deliver full time interactive class room as a teaching aid. These students upon completion become alumni of TAPMI. The classroom pedagogy includes interactive faculty directed learning, simulations, case discussions, role-plays, etc.

I hope this program helps as many working professionals as much as it helped my cousin brother. This course benefits a significant number of aspiring working professionals to fulfil their dream. There is always a bright light at the end of every dark tunnel. Every well- deserved effort is well paid with proper gifts and returns. So it is never a waste to take risks in-order to fulfil your dream.  If in case you liked this program at T A PAI Management institute you can read about more detailed information about this college at of any doubts or admission related queries you can contact our team at IES online through our 24*7 dedicated helpline +91- 97432 – 77777.

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