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All about TAPMI PGDM Admissions 2021-2023


T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was established in 1980. It is one of the 7 MBA institutes in India with the accreditation of AACSB(Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Busines) and AMBA(Association of MBAs)

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TAPMI Admission Timeline

Events Tentative dates
Application opens Nov 2020
Last date to apply Jan 2021
WAT, GD, PI  Feb 2021
Application Cost Rs. 2200 + 18% GST


TAPMI Course provided

  1. PGDM (Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, IT, General Management)
  2. Banking and Financial Course(BKFS) 
  3. Marketing and Sales Management(MSM)
  4. Human Resources Management(HRM)


TAPMI Fees and Intake

Fees: Rs. 14.30 lakh for the course of 2 years + Hostel expense Rs. 3.10 lakh (compulsory)

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Intake: 500 seats

TAPMI Programs Seats
PGDM Regular 360
Total Seats 500

TAPMI Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria – A graduate degree with not less than 50% marks(final year students may also apply)

Stage 1 – Shortlisting based on the score

a) For candidates having less than 24 months of work experience

  1. CAT 2020 – 85 percentile
  2. XAT 2021 – 85 percentile
  3. GMAT – 650 marks
  4. Graduation – 60 percent
  5. HSC – 60 percent
  6. SSC – 60 percent


b) For candidates with work experience of more than 24 months.

TAPMI follows “Profile-based shortlisting” that includes the following

    • Valid CAT, XAT, GMAT scores
    • Past academics
    • Work experience
    • Extra-curricular achievements if any
    • SOP – Statement of Purpose is important in shortlisting


TAPMI Application Cost
  • One Program: Rs. 2200 + 18% GST
  • Two Programs: Rs. 2800 + 18% GST
  • Three Programs: Rs. 4000 + 18% GST
  • Four Programs: Rs. 6000 + 18% GST


TAPMI Selection Process

  1. Shortlisting on the basis of entrance exam score
  2. WAT (Written Ability Test)
  3. Group Discussion (GD)
  4. Collaborative Problem-Solving Ability
  5. Personal Interview (PI)


*GD, WAT stage is subjected to change as per COVID situation in next year


Final Selection – Evaluation Parameters




Past Academics 15
Group Discussion/ Personal Interview 42
Gender Diversity and Extra-curricular Activities  8
Total 100


TAPMI Placements

2018-2020 batch – 425 placed out of 432 students, 6 opted out.

102 companies visited the campus

Highest Package: Rs. 25 LPA

Average Package: Rs.11.5 LPA


Average Package

(Rs. LPA)

BFSI 11.1
Consulting 12.4
IT, Analytics & E-Commerce 10.9
Manufacturing & Core 11.6
FMCG & Retail 12.3

TAPMI Placement Report 2018-2020


Looking at the investment factor, the ROI is something that candidates should think of while applying to TAPMI. The job profiles offered will be above executive-level so take the number of years to recover the investment while calculating ROI.

The other institutes to consider in comparison to TAPMI are Great Lakes, IMI Delhi, GIM Goa, KJ Somaiya, IFMR, etc.

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