TAPMI celebrated Founder’s Day on 17th February, 2009. The programme was presided over by Dr. Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Manipal University and Member of TAPMI Governing Council. Dr. Vasudev Rao, Director In-Charge, welcomed the guests and Dr. Simon George, Dean Academics introduced the Chief Guest, Dr. P. Balaram, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Other dignitaries present included Dr. Shantharam and Dr. Valliathan.
On the occasion, the T A Pai Memorial Lecture was delivered by the Chief Guest, Dr. P. Balaram. The topic of the speech was “Research and Higher Education: Challenges for India.”