TAPMI Launches 5 Year IPM at Manipal Campus with Dual BA + MBA Degree with Exit Option; Last Date to Apply – June 15, 2023

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May 16, 2023
AACSB and AMBA Accredited, highly ranked TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) has launched 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) from the academic year 2023-24 at its Manipal campus. TAPMI IPM will award dual degree -BA and MBA with exit option after three years. Earlier TAPMI launched BBA Hons at its Bengaluru campus. Application for admission to first IPM 2023-28 batch is open and TAPMI will accept score of IPMAT, JIPMAT, SAT, JEE Mains and will also conduct MET for IPM Admission 2023. Last date to Apply is June 15, 2023
TAPMI IPM Admission 2023

Adding yet another feather to its cap, TAPMI, the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal one of the highly ranked and preferred management institute with AACSB and AMBA Accreditation, has launched 5 year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) at its Manipal campus in Karnataka, from the academic session 2023-24, leading to award of dual degree – BA (Foundation in Management) and MBA from MAHE University (Manipal Academy of Higher Education), an Institute of Excellence.

On the occasion of TAPMI IPM launch, Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan, Pro-Vice Chancellor- Management, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, MAHE, Director and T. A. Pai Chair Professor of Finance, TAPMI said, “TAPMI Manipal's IPM program would be a catalyst to the student's professional success, as evidenced by the excellent MBA placement record and corporate connections of TAPMI.”

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This initiative is taken after the successful launch of 4 years BBA Hons by TAPMI last year at its Bengaluru campus. With the launch of 5 year IPM, TAPMI joins the league of top B-schools like IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIFT among others who offer this programme to the young class 12 pass students. TAPMI IPM offers exit option after completing 3 years of graduation. However, since TAPMI MBA is one of the most sought after management programmes, IPM students will not like to exercise the exit option after three years, as he/she will be automatically promoted to the prestigious TAPMI MBA programme after graduation without appearing in CAT/XAT or other tough MBA entrance exam.

TAPMI will accept score of IPMAT, JIPMAT, SAT, JEE Mains exams and for the students who have not taken any of these exams will conduct Manipal Entrance Test (MET) for IPM Admission 2023. Application for TAPMI Manipal IPM Admission 2023 is open and the last date to apply is June 15, 2023.

TAPMI Manipal has a strong placement record with average salary going up at Rs.12.60 LPA in placement 2022. IPM students will also be a part of this TAPMI legacy of 100% and rising MBA placements on successful completion of the programme. TAPMI is now a constituent management institute of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and all its programs are now Degree programs instead of Diploma programs. IPM students, too, will be awarded MBA degree instead of post graduate diploma on completion of the course.

Read this exclusive MBAUniverse.com article to know complete details on TAPMI IPM programme USPs, Why to apply for TAPMI IPM Admission 2023, key USPs, Programmes, Fee, Placement, selection process and a lot more.

Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. TAPMI Manipal: Key Highlights & USPs
  2. TAPMI IPM Programme: Key Highlights  
  3. TAPMI Manipal IPM Program Structure & Specializations
  4. TAPMI IPM Fees
  5. TAPMI IPM Seats
  6. TAPMI IPM Scholarships
  7. TAPMI Manipal Placements
  8. TAPMI IPM Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023
  9. TAPMI 5 Year IPM and 4 Year BBA Hons: How Similar & Different? 
  10. How to Apply for TAPMI IPM Admission 2023? Step by Step Process
  11. TAPMI IPM Admission Process 2023

Let us start with why you should consider and apply for TAPMI IPM admission 2023 alongwith IIMs and other top B-schools. Apply Now

1. TAPMI Manipal Key Highlights and USPs

  • 1.1 Accreditation: TAPMI has dual international accreditation. It is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and Association of MBAs (AMBA). TAPMI is accredited by NBA and is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)  
  • 1.2 Highly Ranked: TAPMI is consistently ranked among the top 1% of B-Schools in India. TAPMI is Ranked #38 in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Rankings 2022 among top 125 B-Schools in India; TAPMI is Ranked #22 in MBAUniverse.com B-school rankings 2023 among top B-schools in India. In QS World University Rankings - Masters in Management Rankings 2022 and in Masters in Finance Rankings 2022, TAPMI is ranked in 151+ band among top B-schools and universities in the world.
  • 1.3 Strong TAPMI Manipal Placements: TAPMI has a legacy of unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 36 years. The overall average salary for the 2020-22 batch was Rs.12.60 LPA and the highest salary is Rs.32.2 LPA
  • 1.4 Top Recruiters: The marquee recruiters in placement at TAPMI include Accenture, ABInBev, Capgemini, Cognizant, Crisil, Deloitte, EY, HCL, Goldman Sachs, Tata, Virtusa, KPMG, PwC, ICICI Bank, J P Morgan Chase, Morris Garages, Airtel, ITC
  • 1.5 Leadership through Value Creation: TAPMI’s management programs focus on “Leadership through Value-Creation”. The program aims to create “Value Leaders” via in-depth 360° understanding of business through cross-functional integrated learning
  • 1.6 Alumni , Young Leader Programme, Global Exposure: TAPMI has 7000 successful alumni across the world with more than 1/5th currently leading at CXO levels. TAPMI MBA offers The Young Leader Program which is focused on developing leadership abilities through Paid Executive Internship with CXOs in term VI. With a global exposure at top universities and institutes abroad, TAPMI offers personalized attention for capability assessment and development through FAS, CAS and LADC.
  • 1.7 Innovative Pedagogy: TAPMI practices academic rigor and relevance. TAPMI imbibes thorough business knowledge in students, making them business ready right from the first day. Pedagogic approach at TAPMI offers experiential learning. The curriculum is outcome centric and is geared towards teaching students through real experiences. Case study based teaching lessons, simulation games, Management in Practice (MIP), Brandscan and Exchange Programs. These take students beyond the four walls of the classroom and instill leadership qualities that in turn enable the students to tackle business challenges head-on.

2. TAPMI IPM Program Highlights
TAPMI Manipal is one of the leading B-schools in India. TAPMI Integrated Program in Management (IPM) aims to inculcate management practices among future professionals at a young age. Sharing the mission of TAPMI 5 year IPM programme, Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan said, “TAPMI, Manipal is starting the Integrated Program in Management (IPM) from the academic year 2023-24 with the mission to inspire young students, pursue a managerial career and be their first choice, to prepare future managers by imbibing conceptual, theoretical, and behavioral underpinnings from their foundational days, to manage holistic development of future managers by bringing social sciences, analytics sciences, and humanities back to managerial education and practices.”

Shared below are the key features and highlights of TAPMI 5 year IPM programme. This will help you understand why you should pursue IPM from TAPMI:

  • TAPMI IPM program uses an innovative and inclusive academic pedagogy of global standards based on an Integrative and multidisciplinary curriculum. The five year full-time integrated program is strategically designed with a blend of analytical, social, humanities, management, and skill-based courses.
  • At the end of the five-year academic experience, the candidates who have successfully completed the (program) academic requirements will be awarded the degree of an MBA along with a BA (Foundations in Management) degree.
  • TAPMI IPM program is launched with the mission to inspire young students to pursue a managerial career as their first choice; to prepare future managers by imbibing conceptual, theoretical, and behavioral underpinnings from their foundational days; To manage holistic development of future managers by bringing social sciences, analytics sciences, and humanities back to managerial education and practices
  • TAPMI IPM offers assured MBA from TAPMI Manipal, and CAT/XAT and other competitive exam scores not required
  • TAPMI IPM is a Dual-Degree Course. Students get two degrees by the end of their five-year course – BA (Foundations in Management) and MBA
  • IPM also offers Exit Option. Student may exit the programme post three years of IPM with BA (Foundations in Management) Degree
  • TAPMI IPM has holistic program curriculum that incorporates integrative and multidisciplinary format to expand, diversify, and embolden students’ perspectives
  • IPM Students have the opportunity to get advanced certifications in foreign language and can opt for international immersion program
  • IPM students will get Placement assistance from placements & corporate engagement team of TAPMI which has a track record of 100% placement consistently over the years
  • Pedagogic approach includes Industry internship, social internship, live projects, rural engagement programme and outbound programs
  • Students will get Faculty Advisory Service, Career Advisory Support, and Leadership Assessment and Development Centre for holistic development
  • TAPMI has application oriented faculty with strong academic grounding and research focus.

2.1 TAPMI IPM Program: Key Take Away
TAPMI IPM aims to impart necessary knowledge, skills, and attitude to students to take up challenging managerial roles in varied management functions across different industries. The program will:

  • Empower young managerial aspirants by making them well-versed with external business environments in national and international business contexts.
  • Train young managerial aspirants on interpersonal skills in structured, unstructured, and cross-cultural environments.
  • Teach students the importance of ethics and social responsibility while managing any business. Seed intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial acumen along with an aptitude to take calculated risks.
  • Empower students with leadership and managerial decision-making skills that enhance their ability to continuously identify and grab right opportunities, think critically, and communicate effectively to solve pertinent problems.

3. TAPMI Manipal IPM Program Structure & Specializations
TAPMI IPM courses are identified from the six major buckets. A brief listing of all the courses offered in the first three years are given below. The final two years of IPM programme will have same course structure as that of TAPMI MBA programme

  • Foundation in Social Sciences (FSS) to appreciate different perspectives and relevance of Social Sciences as a discipline.
  • Foundation in Management (FM) meant to develop a foundation for students in the Management Sciences area to appreciate different perspectives of Management discipline.
  • Foundation in Analytics and Data Sciences (FADS) to emphasize the applicability of mathematical and analytical methods to solve practical problems to impart the employability skills.
  • Foundation in Humanities and Performing Arts (FHPA) to develop interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills, language proficiency, creativity, and depth and breadth in perspective seeking.
  • Skill-based Workshops (SBW) will expose students to various technical and behavioural skills required to excel in dynamic business contexts.
  • Social Internships and Live Project (SILP) will help students gain the industry experience.

3.1 TAPMI IPM Program Specializations
The final two years of TAPMI IPM program structure will have same courses as that of TAPMI MBA programme. Key specialization areas in in TAPMI IPM MBA courses are Analytics, Banking, HR, Finance, Operations, IT & Systems, International Business

4. TAPMI Manipal IPM Fees
TAPMI Manipal IPM Fees is as below:

TAPMI Manipal Fees
5 Years Integrated Program in Management (IPM)
Rs.25 lakhs + Other Fees, (Rs.5 lakh per annum + Other fees)


  • An international immersion fees of INR 1 lakh will also be applicable while entering Year four
  • A Caution deposit (refundable) of INR 40,000 in the first year.
  • A fee of INR 20,000 is charged for lifetime membership of the Alumni Society.
  • TAPMI provides education loan assistance with scheduled commercial banks and NBFC to interested students

5. TAPMI IPM Seats
Below are shared the TAPMI IPM seats for the first 2023-28 batch

Programme Offered

6. TAPMI IPM Scholarships
TAPMI Manipal offers 30% tuition fee reimbursement every year for the top 6 students of the IPM batch

7. TAPMI Manipal IPM Placements
TAPMI has a legacy of unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 36 years. TAPMI Manipal IPM first batch will pass out in 2028 and will participate in TAPMI MBA placements alongwith MBA batch. In the latest Placements, TAPMI student has grabbed salary offer of Rs. 32.20 lakhs in the placement 2022 while the overall average salary stood at Rs.12.60 LPA.

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7.1 TAPMI Placement 2022 Highlights

Key Highlighters
PGDM (General)
PGDM (Marketing)
2020-22 Batch Size
No. of Students Opted Out
No. of Students Placed
388 (100% Placed)
59 (100% Placed)
54 (100% Placed)
Average Salary
Rs.12.50 LPA
Rs.12.60 LPA
Rs.11.60 LPA
Highest Salary
Rs.25.60 LPA
Rs.32.20 LPA
Rs.18 LPA
PPOs Offered
No. of Recruiters
Combined Placement Process
Combined Placement process
Highest Salary-PPO
Rs.25 LPA
Average Salary-PPO
Rs. 13 LPA
Salary Upturn for experienced students
3.36 times
3.4 times
3.7 times
Average salary for freshers
Rs.11.6 LPA
Average salary for students with Work Ex
Rs.12.8 LPA
Rs.13.1 LPA
Rs.12 LPA
Top Recruiting Sector
IT & Analytics-36% students placed
Combined Placements
Combined Placement Process
Top Recruiters
Accenture, ABInBev, Capgemini, Cognizant, Crisil, Deloitte, EY, HCL, Goldman Sachs, Tata, Virtusa, KPMG
Accenture, Citi Bank, PwC, ICICI Bank, J P Morgan Chase, Crisil, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Capgemini
Morris Garages, Airtel, ITC, EY, Titsn, Cognizant, ICICI Bank, Accenture, HCL, Deloitte

8. TAPMI IPM Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023
TAPMI Manipal IPM admission eligibility is as shared below:

8.1 TAPMI IPM Academic Eligibility Criteria

  • Pass in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board, with minimum 60% aggregated marks, passed in 2021, 2022 or appearing in 2023 (subject to fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria upon declaration of 10+2 examination results)
  • Minimum 60% aggregated marks in Std. 10th
  • English as a compulsory subject in HSC/(10+2) Examination

8.2 TAPMI IPM Admission 2023 Eligibility: Exams Accepted
Students should have appeared in one of the following entrance tests for the corresponding academic year or previous academic year to become eligible for TAPI IPM Admission

IPM Entrance Exam
Conducted by
Entrance Exam Year
IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test)
IIM Indore
JIPMAT (Joint Integrated Program in Management Admission Test)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Manipal Entrance Test (MET) MET Entrance exam Fee is Rs.1400/- which is in addition to Application Fees
MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education)
JEE mains (Joint Entrance Examination)
National Testing Agency
SAT examination
Administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
Consortium of National Law Universities

8.3 TAPMI Own IPM Entrance Exam: MET 2023
Manipal Entrance Test (MET) conducted by MAHE is the TAPMI IPM entrance exam. Below are shared the details of TAPMI IPM Exam Date, Exam fees, last date to register for TAPMI IPM Exam 2023

TAPMI IPM Exam Details
TAPMI IPM Exam Dates
TAPMI IPM Exam Phase-1 Registration Last Date
April 15, 2023 (Closed)
MET 2023 Phase-1 Registration
MET 2023 Phase-1: TAPMI IPM Exam Date
April 29 & 30, 2023 (Over)
Phase-1: MET 2023 Exam Date
TAPMI IPM Exam Phase-2: Registration start date
April 15, 2023
MET Phase-2 Registration starts
TAPMI IPM Exam Phase-2: Registration last date
May 15, 2023| Apply Now
MET Phase-2 Registration closes
TAPMI IPM Application Fees
For all Category Candidates
MET 2023 Phase-2: TAPMI IPM Exam Date
May 27 & 28, 2023
Phase-2: MET 2023 Exam Date
TAPMI IPM MET Exam Registration Fees
The fee is in addition to the TAPMI IPM Application fees

9. TAPMI 5 Year IPM and 4 Year BBA Hons: How Similar & Different? 
The objective of both IPM and BBA Hons is the same which is great careers. This is the  program structure where lies the only difference:

TAPMI IPM and BBA Hons: Similarities

  • Both are duly recognized University Degree Programmes
  • Eligibility Criteria is same-Class 12 Pass
  • Admission Test is same – MET, IPMAT, JIPMAT
  • First three years curriculum and syllabus is similar
  • Career opportunities are great

TAPMI IPM and BBA Hons: Difference

  • TAPMI IPM program is offered at TAPMI Manipal campus.
  • IPM is designed for the terminal degree of MBA.
  • The first three years of IPM build the foundational elements of an MBA.
  • In 4th & 5th Year the curriculum is as per MBA syllabus at TAPMI  
  • TAPMI BBA Hons is offered at its Bengaluru campus
  • It is a four-year stand-alone program.
  • The objective of BBA Hons is great careers and not a feeder into the MBA program
  • At the end of 4 years, TAPMI students are able to start a great career in whatever area they like - corporate, research, or entrepreneurship
  • BBA Hons has an independent structure and is integrated at the Bangalore campus as a university setup with inputs from various schools. 

10. How to Apply for TAPMI IPM Admission 2023? Step by Step Process

  • TAPMI will accept IPM Application Online only. TAPMI does not accept application in hardcopy mode
  • TAPMI IPM Application and BBA Hons Application form is common
  • The applicant has to pay the application fee of Rs. 600 (exclusive of taxes) only once for both BBA Hons and IPM programmes
  • If you wish to appear in TAPMI IPM Entrance test – MET, you need to pay separate registration fees of Rs.1400
  • The Application Fee is Non-refundable
  • Candidates have the option of making payment for application through UPI/online/credit card/debit card or using online banking payment facility. Our website will guide you through the application submission process as well as online payment process
  • Candidates have the option of making payment for application through UPI/online/credit card/debit card or using online banking payment facility.

11. TAPMI IPM Admission Process 2023
TAPMI IPM Admission 2023 is a two step process – Shortlisting based on Academics and Entrance exam score and final selection, as below:

11.1 TAPMI IPM Shortlisting Criteria

  • TAPMI uses IPMAT/ JEE/ SAT/CLAT/MET scores for shortlisting the candidates for both IPM & BBA (Hons.) programs
  • There is no “Management Quota” for admissions at TAPMI.
  • Students will be shortlisted and informed at their registered email address.
  • Thereafter, candidates will have to appear for an online interview and micro-presentation (20-25 minutes duration overall).

11.2 TAPMI IPM Admission 2023: Final Selection Process
The final selection for admission to the TAPMI IPM programme would be based on:

  • Academic profile (Xth & XIIth) & English proficiency
  • Entrance Test (IPMAT/ JEE/ SAT/CLAT/MET)
  • Personal Interview
  • Micro-presentation
  • Extra-curricular achievements
  • Gender diversity considerations

11.3 TAPMI IPM Admission 2023: Final Selection Components & Guidelines for Admission
In the final selection round, TAPMI IPM admission PI round will have following components, which you need to prepare well for effective presentation: 

11.3.1 Statement of Purpose (SoP)
TAPMI requires SoP before PI round. A good statement of purpose should cover the following elements:

  • The factors that excite the candidate in a career and the reason for the same.
  • What accounts for the candidate’s interest in the IPM program?
  • How in the candidate’s view the IPM program relates to his/her career plans?
  • Where would the candidate like to be after IPM and after 10 years?
  • What in the candidate’s views are his/her strengths and areas of improvement?
  • What are the challenges that the candidate sees ahead and how they will impact the career plans?
  • The SoP should overall not be more than 750 words.
  • Students are advised to complete all the 6 SOP questions as per the instructions in the SOP word file and upload it on the link provided/ advised in the interview invitation email.

11.3.2 Micro Presentation: Key Guidelines and Proposed Topics
For TAPMI IPM Admission, each student will have to make an oral micro-presentation of 90 seconds (One and a half minute). The Micro Presentation is like Extempore conducted by many B-schools during PI round. Key Features of TAPMI IPM Micro Presentation are:

  • The topic will be assigned on-the-spot by the interview panel
  • Student will be provided 90 seconds time to prepare for the micro-presentation.
  • Please note that the student does not have the right to decide the topic of micro-presentation and will have to make the presentation on the topic decided by the interview panel.
  • No visual aids /digital aids/ material from external sources (in written, printed or digital format) will be allowed during the micro-presentation. What to Prepare for Micro Presentation? List of Topics
Below is shared the list of micro-presentation topics. TAPMI proposes to give one of these topics to the students for Micro presentation

  • Corruption and its impact on my future as an employee
  • Environmental Pollution: Reality or in our minds?
  • Poverty around me and its challenges for me
  • How physics makes me a better manager?
  • All that is good in life is chemistry
  • Genes and my future as a healthy human being
  • Forests: how they challenge my life and aspirations
  • Freedom of Speech in our family
  • Accounting makes me a better human being
  • Understanding history makes us a better manager
  • Social Change and Social Media
  • Life is a quadratic equation
  • The best poem/story I read was the worst experience of my life
  • Women’s rights can be seen in TV serials
  • Culture today is Instagram and Snapchat
  • Mathematics is the most important and useless subject
  • Those who play football are bad dancers
  • Astronomy is not as good as gastronomy
  • Computer Science is much more than jobs in IT companies
  • Botany and my daily life
  • Zoology is best learnt in animation films
  • Economics is about daily life
  • Demand, supply is best learnt on Instagram
  • Trigonometry is very useful in life
  • Netflix and Amazon Prime are gifts of science
  • In today’s world all are singers and actors
  • The best things in life require learning chemistry
  • Learning music is as important as learning accounts for a Commerce student
  • Geography has made me better in my personal life
  • Poor and rich is all about luck
  • Science students’ view on writing long answers
  • Literature is best learnt in movies
  • A good writer is mostly a failure in personal life
  • Classroom is all about psychology in action
  • When history is old, it becomes chemistry
  • Language is about life itself
  • Dance is about passion, not practice
  • Physical education is most needed by the teachers
  • The day I don’t go to school is the worst day in my life
  • Home is good, school is fine but college is horror

An Institute of Eminence, T. A. Pai Management Institute, known as TAPMI is located in the student city of Manipal, Karnataka. Established in 1980, TAPMI is one of the leading management institutes in India and is the 5thinstitution in India to have both the AACSB as well as Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation. Application for TAPMI IPM Admission 2023 is open, Apply Now

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