Induction of the 2011-13 Batch

The 29th batch of PGDM students joined the TAPMI family through a formal induction programme that spanned two days – 1st and 2nd of July, 2011

Prof Simon George, Dean (Academics) welcomed the gathering. He spoke about the chief guest and took the opportunity to highlight TAPMI’s relation with Syndicate Bank. Dr. Vasudeva Rao, the Director, welcomed the new batch to the ‘new Badagebettu village’. He walked the new batch through the history and culture of TAPMI, and also of the Manipal town. He also mentioned the strengths of TAPMI’s PGDM program and highlighted the various ratings, accreditations and MoUs of the institute. He also talked about the various other programs that are provided by the institute including healthcare management and e-governance program. He finally advised the students to strive for greater heights and global reach.

It was Mr. Pradeep Kumar Saxena, General Manager (Administration), Syndicate Bank who adorned the chair as the chief guest of the programme. He encouraged the new students to become leaders in their respective fields by having the 3 virtues of:

·     Integrity and Honesty

·     Basic Intelligence

·     Good Judgement

He also highlighted the purpose of education by quoting from Swami Vivekananda, “Education must bring out the divinity latent in man”.  He also mentioned the personal traits a new student should have to succeed, which included remaining happy, always smile, work hard, respect the teachers, not to forget the family and to work for the society.

He concluded by saying “MBA stands for Mind, Body and Art. Success depends on the harmony between these three”

Dr.Shantaram, Trustee & Governing Council Member of TAPMI, in his talk recounted the foundation laid by the visionaries Shri T.M.A.Pai and T.A.Pai which led to Manipal becoming a centre for universally acclaimed group of institutions.

The two-day induction program ended on a festive mood on July 2nd, with the new members of the family enthralling and entertaining the audience with their talents.

The evening started off with the hosts of the day Ms. Chhavi Gupta and Ms. Suchismita Roy welcoming the audience. A prayer to the almighty in the form of an invocation song was rendered by Ms. Neha. What followed was a display of pure talent. The dances, songs, dramas and skits spellbound the audience for almost two hours. The performances not only displayed the students’ passion for extra-curricular activities, but also their unity and spontaneity in organising themselves. The show came to an end with PGP-2 [2010-12] batch students also displaying their skills.

Prof. Chowdari Prasad who addressed the audience, said that this was just the start and TAPMI had more to offer in the coming days, not only with its academic rigour, but also with its extra-curricular activities. He also appreciated the new batch students who came up with such a wonderful performance within such short time of two days.

The whole event was co-ordinated with the help of the cultural committees and students of the 2010-12 batch.

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Induction of the 2010-12 Batch

The 28th batch of PGDM students joined TAPMI family through a formal induction programme that spanned two days – 1st and 2nd of July, 2010.In the inaugural ceremony, Dr.Saji Gopinath, the Director welcomed the new batch by saying, “Your journey begins today. Out of the 120,000 MBA graduates passing out every year, only 13% are employable. And you are the privileged ones to get into TAPMI where the placements are 100%.” Dr.Ram Narayan, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University who presided over the inaugural ceremony, took the students through the journey of Manipal since its inception and the unique learning experience the place offers to the students.

It was Mr.Ananthakrishna, Chairman of Karnataka Bank who adorned the chair as the chief guest of the programme. He encouraged the students to build on their strengths and work on their weakness by saying “As you observe things, you learn a lot. We should admire ants for the will power they possess and the discipline they follow while working. Also, for any kind of work, planning is crucial.”



“Private enterprises are playing a major role in the global economy and TAPMI will produce managers who are confident and possess analytical skills in them” Mr.Anathakrishna added.

He drew the attention of the students to Career v/s Entrepreneurship, adding to it he said, “The difference between choosing a career and becoming an entrepreneur is to choose an office car or your own car. Thus the decision you make is very important. This coastal belt has given birth to a lot of successful entrepreneurs. Thus make the best use of the opportunity given to you. ”

Mr.Anathakrishna also said:

“Manzilen unki hothi he jinke sapno mein jaan hoti hein, Pankhon se kuch nahi hota, hauslon se udaan hoti hai”

  • Be confident
  • Have discipline
  • Develop analytical skills
  • Be honest

Not contrasting the past years, students with engineering background outnumbered those coming from other streams like arts, commerce and science accounting to 87% of the total student strength. It was an assortment of students hailing from various parts of India with 79% of the students having work experience, the maximum being 45 months.

Dr.Shantaram, Trustee & Governing Council Member of TAPMI, in his talk recounted the foundation laid by the visionaries Shri T.M.A.Pai and T.A.Pai which led to Manipal becoming a universally acclaimed group of institutions. Prof.Simon George, the Dean(Academics) introduced the faculty and staff members to the gathering.