About three years ago, pagalguy.com published an Interview with Director, TAPMI, Manipal. Various issues related to Admissions, Placements, Faculty strengths, Electives offered, New Campus, Challenges faced and Discipline at TAPMI were discussed at length in 2007. Much water has flown in the last three years and several changes have taken place since then.
TAPMI moved into its new Campus in January 2009. Dr Saji Gopinath (from NIT-K and IIM-K) assumed charge in March 2009. Finance wing is equally equipped with highly qualified and experienced Faculty members. The campus is a modern, world-class, fully residential, with wi-fi and other tech facilities located in a 42-acre area. It has a Knowledge Centre (modern Library and IT wings) inaugurated by Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia. The Students Centre has all the amenities like Cafetaria, Campus Stores, Yoga Centre, Indoor Games, etc. 10 Guest Rooms are fitted with TV, A/C and Wifi facilities. Regular transport facility is available to all Staff, Faculty and Students from Tiger Circle. Residential apartments for Faculty & Staff as also Auditorium are under construction in the last phase.
TAPMI is in the growth trajectory. A new 11-month program e-Governance for Executives (eGPX) was launched in April 2009 in collaboration with NISG-Hyderabad (off shoot of NASSCOM) and supported by Department of IT, Government of India, which was well received by 31 participants from State Governments and private corporate world. TAPMI is partnering with Manipal University to offer a new program during the year 2010 called Masters in European Studies & Management administered by Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES) which is funded by European Union.
Efforts are also on to increase the intake in the PGP (the flagship program) and also introduce three new 2-year (fully residential) PG Programs in Health Care Management, Banking & Financial Services and International Business in the current year - all through the normal process of CAT scores followed by GD/PI Selection mechanism. For this purpose, Faculty Members and Director/Deans of TAPMI travelled to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore to conduct interviews besides in Manipal during the month of April 2010.
Faculty - Alumni meets are also being held in a big way at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore as part of involving the important stake-holders in TAPMI's efforts of scaling up in the years to come. Curriculum design / revision takes place on an ongoing basis in consultation with Industry professionals and Alumni to include contemporary topics in the program. TAPMI has been participating in almost all B-School Rankings since 2009 to increase its visibility to all the MBA aspirants as also the recruiters.