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Page No. Our Founder Chairman's Message Director's Message / Our Mission Recognitions to TAPMI - AACSB International - CRISIL Grading - Awards - Rankings Admissions 2013-15 (PGDM / PGDM-Healthcare) Orientation Cum Induction 2012-14 Placements 2013 26th Convocation - 2013 3rd Batch of EPGP - EG Programme Faculty / Staff at TAPMI - Contributions - Awards - New Faculty in TAPMI Family - Guest Faculty - Faculty Development Program - Foreign Professors at TAPMI - New Staff in TAPMI Family - Faculty / Staff Retreat MoU between TAPMI and Manipal International University, Malaysia 30 T A Pai Memorial Lecture (Founder's Day) TAPMI Silver Jubilee Leadership Lectures Series MDP / Training Programmes Research Seminars International Conference on Banking and Finance National Conference on Managerial Excellence through Indian Ethos K K Pai Award / Book Release Conclaves @ TAPMI - Abhyudaya - DISHA 2012 - Horizon 2012 - M-Brace - SummIT 2012

Page No. Flagship Events @ TAPMI - BrandScan - Atharva Guest Sessions/ Lectures by Industry Professionals Industry Interaction Students Activities - Omega - Joyfest - Waves - Speed Student's Achievements Alumni Relations - AoMs 2012-13 - Illustrious Alumni - Alumni Ventures - Alumni Meets - Corporate Get-together - Alumni visits to Alma-mater - Late Ranjan Acharya Award Annual Celebrations @ TAPMI - Independence day / Blood Donation - Eid Ul Fitr - Onam - Ganesh Chathurthi - Outbound - Dusshera - Dandiya Night Prominent Visitors to TAPMI Quote-Unquote TAPMI in News Infrastructure @ TAPMI 109 112 113 114 104 87 92 63 74 81 59

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Founder of TAPMI

Late Shri Tonse Ananth Pai (T. A. Pai) was born on the 17th of January 1922. He was the eldest of four sons of Late Shri Tonse Upendra Pai. After his early childhood spent in Udupi district, he went to Bombay (now, Mumbai) to pursue his education. He graduated in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in 1943. Shri T.A. Pai joined Syndicate Bank in 1943 as Deputy Manager. After holding several positions in the bank and being the General Manager from 1944 to 1961, he rose to become Managing director from 1962 to 1964. His stewardship of the bank is credited with a number of achievements - fastest growth, pioneering schemes, innovation in mobilisation of small savings, agricultural financing and focus on the common man. He was appointed as Chairman of Food Corporation of India in 1965. After a little over one year, he rejoined Syndicate Bank in 1966 and was appointed its Chairman in 1967. The Government of India appointed him Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation in 1970. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1972 and appointed as Union Minister for Railways. In 1973, he was given responsibility for the newly created Ministry of Heavy Industries, and subsequently, additional charge of Ministry of Steel and Mines. Shri Pai took over the Ministry of Industry and Civil Supplies in 1974, and thus became responsible for industrial development of India. Awards and recognition came his way in many forms. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1972. He was awarded the degree of D.Litt. by Karnataka University in 1973. The Andhra University decorated him with the degree of D.Litt. in 1975. He founded Manipal Institute of Management in 1980 (later renamed as TAPMI). He passed away on the 29th of May 1981.

Chairman's Message
I am immensely pleased to pen down my message for TAPMI's annual magazine UPDATE-2013. TAPMI's accomplishing the global AACSB accreditation has certainly proved beyond doubt its unique position in the management education space in India. I firmly believe that by all standards, TAPMI is a high quality institution with its intrinsic strengths, excellent practices in delivery of curriculum and offering best of campus life to students. While there is mushrooming of B-Schools in the country, TAPMI has been able to stay head and shoulder above the rest of the business schools purely through its inherent strength and vibrancy. The achievements recorded by its students, alumni and faculty members at different platforms in academics and research are highly commendable. A host of eminent educationists, industry professionals and speakers visited the campus to interact with our fraternity during the academic year. The Institute has been viewed by all these dignitaries as an example of excellence in management education. UPDATE-2013 vouches for the vibrancy with which TAPMIans live on its green campus and get groomed to become good managers. I sincerely appreciate each and every TAPMIan for making TAPMI a great learning centre. I wish everyone in the Institute the very best in their endeavour to take it to greater heights in the years to come.

Dr Ramdas M Pai

Naming of two Buildings

During the programme on K. K. Pai National Award for Excellence in Banking held on February 25, 2013, our chairman announced the names of the two academic buildings in TAPMI as 'Dr. TMA Pai Block' and 'K K Pai Block'.


From the Director's Desk

Time ! It is constantly on the move; does not wait for any. We stand and stare; time passes by. We act; we achieve along the way. A year is a large chunk of time when a lot happens in a society. TAPMI is a society that engages itself with the immigrants from various parts of the country, makes them domicile in the campus for two years and bids them adieu with a sense of satisfaction. This is immediately followed by the smiles of welcome to the new batch of students, and quiet flows the Suvarna nearby, that smiles and says "I haven't waited too" ! The year 2012-13 has been a year of buzz. We received the much coveted AACSB Accreditation. We are the only legitimate business school in India to achieve this. The scaled up student-strength brought with it the challenges as well as opportunities. Many new events were conducted. Many innovations were attempted. New strategies were adopted for providing better career to the graduating batch at better salaries and for acquiring summer internships with more stipends for the freshers. Greater thrust of research among faculty provided rich dividend. Students proved to be the best brand ambassadors by winning in over 60 competitions conducted across in the country in several leading business schools. Alumni's engagement with the Institute has touched an all time high. TAPMI is now seen to be a vibrant business school in India, an image that shall be leveraged in the years to come. In all, the year 2012-13 has been a year of immense satisfaction. It has been a year of achievement. Update 2013 captures the year well. R. C. Natarajan

Our Mission
We are committed to excellence in post graduate management education, research and practice by nurturing and developing global wealth creators and leaders. We shall continually benchmark ourselves against the best-in-class institutions. We shall foster continuous learning and reflection, achievementorientation, creative interdependence, and respect for diversity with a holistic concern for ethics, environment and society


Recognitions To TAPMI
TAPMI earns AACSB International Accreditation

T. A. Pai Management Institute, popularly known as TAPMI, Manipal has earned initial accreditation of its postgraduate programs, PGDM and PGDM (Healthcare) by the Board of Directors of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of BusinessInternational in USA. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. "During the accreditation process, TAPMI was visited and evaluated by Business School Deans from reputed institutions in USA with detailed knowledge of management education, applying the accreditation standards that are widely-accepted in the educational community. These evaluations processes involved rigorous review of TAPMI's mission and how its curriculum, structure, systems, processes and people fit together to achieve this mission. They used what is known as triangulation process that checked the

veracity of the school's claim of following the processes they declared by talking to various stakeholders in formal as well as informal settings," said Dr. Natarajan. TAPMI's achievement was recognized in the end of April at the 2012 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) in San Diego, California, US. TAPMI joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International. TAPMI is the first AICTE approved BSchool in India to achieve this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. About AACSB International AACSB Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement.


TAPMI earns A*** Grading by CRISIL

TAPMI, Manipal, a top-rated autonomous B-School which is ranked high by the Research agencies and Business magazines, and widely recognised by the Industry for its high quality education was graded as A*** at national and state (Karnataka) level during the year 2012. This is the highest grade for any B-School in India. For the second consecutive year CRISIL has reaffirmed this highest grading at both the levels, which is valid up to October 2013.

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) (Manipal, Karnataka)

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) (Manipal, Karnataka)

Business School Grading

Business School Grading

A*** at National Level

KA A*** at State level

Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) established in 1988, a subsidiary of Standard & Poor's, is an agency primarily engaged in Credit ratings of the Corporates to felicitate financial related decision making. In the year 2010, CRISIL diversified into Grading of B-Schools in India and their programmes. As on date, 22 B-Schools have been graded at different levels. Earlier, in April 2012, TAPMI earned the global accreditation by AACSB-International with the unique distinction of being the only AICTE approved Business School in India to have achieved this fete.


Awards / Achievements / Rankings

MBA by Choice- Discovery Education Media Pvt. Ltd. Awards TAPMI received 4 Awards from the Discovery Education Media Pvt. Ltd organised by MBA by Choice at a function held in Delhi on January 21, 2013. Dr R C Natarajan, our Director, Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean-Branding & Promotions, Prof. H S Srivatsa, Chairman-Placements and Prof. A V Ramana attended the program. AIMS- Quality Management Education & Accreditation Award TAPMI was honoured with Quality Management Education & Accreditation Award by the AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools) Hyderabad on August 27, 2012.

AIMS Institutional Appreciation Award to TAPMI TAPMI received Institutional Appreciation Award from AIMS International at a Conference on Management titled Managing Services in Competitive Environment Organized by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, held on January 6-9, 2013 at Bangalore.

The four awards are 1. B-School Leadership Award 2. Best B-School Award- South India 3. Best Director Award - South India to our Director Dr. R. C. Natarajan 4. Best Placement Head Award- All India to our Chairman Placements, Dr. H. S. Srivatsa Dr. R. C. Natarajan, Director of TAPMI received the Award from the President of AIMS international.

Competition Success Awards TAPMI received Top Institute of India Award on April 28 at CSR Awards Night in New Delhi conducted by Competition Success Review Magazine. TAPMI has been honored with this award for the second consecutive year. Dewang Mehta Business School Awards 20th Dewang Mehta Business School Awards in association with Business School Affaire and Hindustan Unilever ltd. The event was held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, on November, 24, 2012. TAPMI, Manipal was honoured with The Best B-SchoolManagement category. TAPMI also received Five awards under other categories at the same event.

Best Placement Brochure TAPMI Placement Brochure 2013, themed Challenging Limits was adjudged the Best Placement Brochure at the Dewang Mehta B-School Awards held at the 20th Dewang Mehta B-School Affaire 2012, held at TAJ Land Ends, Mumbai in association with B School Affaire and Hindustan Unilever ltd. South Asian Academy Awards TAPMI received South Asian Academy Education Awards in 3 categories at a brief function held at Hotel, The Bell & Convention Centre, near Majestic Bus Stand, Bangalore hosted by, UP, Noida. The Research wing for Excellence in Professional Education & Industry of the evaluated the institutes on 35 objective indicators and TAPMI was judged as best in Karnataka and has received 3 awards. The Three categories under which the TAPMI received awards are (1) Best Management School (2) Award for Academic Excellence (3) Best Infrastructure Award

Best Placement Brochure TAPMI's Placement Brochure 2012-13 was adjudged the Best Placement Brochure .

In all, 56 applications were received in different categories (like Engineering, Management, etc) from all over India, 25 were shortlisted and 10 Institutes / Colleges were awarded. The Award ceremony was held on June 25, 2012 at Bangalore.


B-School Ranking 2012-13

Sl.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Agency Business Today Business Barons MBA Career 360 Business India The Week Competition Success Review Magazine (CSR) in association with GHRDC The Pioneer Outlook India Business world- Ipsos Ranking #45 - Overall by Order of Merit #16 - India's top B-School brands:2012 #19 - Out of 90 B-Schools in India #5 - (Private) out of 129 B-Schools. #28 - Overall #18 - Out of 150 B-Schools in India #14 - Overall top B-Schools in India A+++ - Best private B-Schools #18 - Out of 75 Top B-Schools in India #27 - Overall top 144 B-Schools in India #13 - in Pedagogy: 13 #32 - by Recruiters #19 - Overall ranking out of 145 B-schools in India. #33 - Overall category out of top 100 B-Schools in India.

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CNBC-TV18's, - TNS, 'India's Best B-Schools 2012'

3 Palmes Ranking Eduniversal Worldwide Business School Rankings on Indian Business Schools Ranking 2012 has awarded 3 Palmes Excellent Business School to TAPMI for the 4th consecutive year.

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ADMISSIONS 2013-15 for PGDM / PGDM-Healthcare

TAPMI signed MoUs with IIM for CAT, XLRI for XAT and AIMA for MAT examinations. GMAT is also considered as eligible test. The Institute signed MoUs with 2 Banks (Axis and Indian Overseas) and with 2 coaching centers (TIME & IMS learning) for Sale of TAPMI Hand books as also with Thotmatrix for Online Application & Payment Gateway. We released the Pan India Admissions 2013 Ad in Newspapers during September 24-26, 2012 in The Hindu, Telegraph and Hindustan Times and Identified the Venues, Centers of GDPI. Two new centers added to the existing centers, Cochin & Ahmadabad. MoUs with online platforms such as,, Career Launcher and for promoting TAPMI Admissions-2013 through Web banner, Emailer etc were also signed. Online Sale of Applications was arranged from 17th September, 2012 to January 15, 2013 and was later extended to Feb 05 to cater to XAT Aspirants. TAPMI released the Pan India Admissions 2013 extension Ad in Newspapers during January 15, 2013 in Times of India about the last date. Handbooks were also sold over the counter by TAPMI, Manipal and TAPMI- CEE, Bangalore. 7,667 candidates registered for the TAPMI -PGDM & PGDM-Healthcare Programmes, ( increase by 15% over last year). This year, we increased cut off levels to maintain high standard of students. Shortlisted 4,739 candidates for GD-PI for nine centers to be held between Feb 27 till April 07, 2013. GD-PI panel members include Faculty Members, Alumni, Corporate Executives and Visiting & Adjunct Faculty Members. Healthcare and NRI candidates were called to TAPMI, Manipal for GD and Personal Interviews. Exceptional Candidates are being sent offer letters immediately after GDPI completion at each center to respond with an acceptance by the candidates within a week's time.

These photographs were taken at few centers on one of the days showing the GD, PI and Briefing by Centre Co-ordinators. GDPIs were held for 28 days at 9 centres, viz: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Manipal and New Delhi.


Orientation Cum Induction (2012-14)

The 2012-14 Batches of PGDM and PGDM-HC students of the two management programmes joined the TAPMI family through a formal Induction Programme that spanned for two days - 25-26 June, 2012. cities. He briefed them on how they will be moulded from boys and girls metamorphosed into gentlemen and ladies. The Chief Guest, Mr. Gautam Pai urged the students that they should first be aware of where they are heading and should take the right road to achieve it. He stressed that one should work more on building one's own strengths while also working on the weaknesses. He said that future managers should dream big and work with passion and excellence to go beyond their dreams. He said that of late there are many scandals in the society. So, he urged that one should have values and integrity to one's work. Students should be doing right things even when no one is watching. A person should be a good Manager to his Leader and a good Leader to his subordinates. He said that we should keep our minds open and learn from others. Dr H Shantaram, Governing Council Member of TAPMI addressed the students and spoke about Dr. T M A Pai, a multifaceted personality who was a good Doctor, a Banker and Educationist. He wanted to eradicate Illiteracy, Ill health and Poverty. He was a Visionary leader and was the brain behind the evolution of Manipal about 60 years back.

The program started with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Mr. Gautam Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Technologies Ltd., Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University, Dr. H Shantaram, Trustee and Member-Governing Council, Dr R C Natarajan, Director, TAPMI and two student representatives of the batch. Prof. Prashant Yatgiri, Chairman-PGP in his opening speech, warmly welcomed all the dignitaries on the Dais. The Deans, Associate Deans, Faculty members, Staff, PGP-2 students and most importantly the Students of 30TH batch of PGDM & 3RD batch of PGDMHEALTHCARE were present. Dr Prashant gave a snapshot of the profile of the batch with some interesting statistics. This batch has 309 PGDM and 24 PGDM-HCM students totaling to a magical figure of 333. Female students constituted 29%. Students holding Engineering Degrees with an average 2.5 years corporate experience represented by 78% of the batch were dominant. In the PGDM-HCM section, 38% are represented by Pharmacy graduates besides one student from Medical Science and two from Dental Science background. Interestingly, the batch represents 18 states, covering 92 different places in India. Dr R C Natarajan, Director, TAPMI in his welcome address stressed on the sacrifices that today's students have to make to pursue their Management career. He welcomed the students to the beautiful town of Manipal, which is located amidst nature with enough peace and serenity and without buzz of cosmopolitan

Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University and Governing Council Member of TAPMI delivered the presidential address. He said that in this 21st knowledge century, education has no physical boundaries and we should compete at International level and applauded TAPMI for its recent achievement of AACSB accreditation. He emphasized that there are no shortcuts to success other than hard work. He said that we should keep ourselves updated continuously and never forget Parents, Teachers and the Alma mater. Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor proposed a vote of thanks.

The new students were then briefed on Brandscan, MIP, IT Resources, Library Facilities, and Hostel Facilities at TAPMI by different functional heads. The Day two of the Induction started with an Interaction with Ms. Simran Bhasin, Alumnus of TAPMI belonging to 1999-2001 batch and currently Brand Manager at Titan Ltd. She spoke on the industry expectations of a manager and on her nostalgic moments at TAPMI. She compared the present, modern state of art Infrastructure of TAPMI with those during her studies, when it operated out of simple leased premises. The students then had a brief interaction with Mr. Naru

Navele, who is a Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP visited TAPMI during the new batch induction. Naru leads the Risk Advisory practice for Deloitte & Touche AERS India Private Limited and also serves as the AsiaPacific Leader for Risk & Capital for the financial services industry and is based in Hyderabad, India. He addressed the new batch and the second year students on how to communicate effectively and laid stress on good learning attitude, focus, communication skills, respect for alma mater, networking abilities along with good grasp of subjects that is essential for a successful career in today's highly competitive world.

Cultural Gala at Induction

To mark the end of the formal induction, the students also had sportingly put up a cultural performance mainly to showcase the talent in new batch. The occasion was graced by the presence of faculties, students (PGP - 1 and PGP - 2) and Parents. The cultural evening started with a jugalbandi of Bharathnatyam and Kathak on "Ganesh Vandana". This was followed by a classical song and a group dance by girls. A girl-boy group dance on the theme of "Raslila" also enthralled the audience. The charisma and excitement of the occasion got the right direction with a singing performance from Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean Branding and Promotions.

The masters of ceremony were two students from the new batch who really made the crowd remain glued to the seats. On an ending note a fun defining "Bhangara" performance by the new batch boys really took the excitement among the crowd to the next level. Lastly as the tradition goes some of the talented bunch of second year students too graced the occasion with their performance. Academics and rigor cannot keep TAPMI students away from fun as defined by this cultural event during induction. The Whole cultural event was coordinated by Cultural Committee of batch 2011-13.


Placements 2013
TAPMI has completed its final placement for the batch of 2011-13, with top companies including KPMG, IBM, Godrej & Boyce, Titan, Tyco, L&T, Amul, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant providing a total of 215 offers. While highest annual package offered at the institute was Rs.15.84 lakh, the average domestic package stood at Rs 8.65 lakh. T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) has completed its final placement for the batch of 2011-13, with top companies including, IMaCS, KPMG, IBM, Titan, Tyco, L&T, Amul, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, TechMahindra, HCL, Citicorp, ICICI Bank, DRL, Flipkart hiring the entire batch of 229 students. A total of 215 students were eligible for placement and all of them got lucrative job offers. A total of 67 companies participated in the placement process. While highest annual package offered at the institute was Rs.15.84 lakh, the average domestic package stood at Rs 8.65 lakh. Key trends of Placements 2013 at TAPMI were: - Better profiles across industries - Increased roles in Consulting - More International Placements - Increase in average and highest package - Increase in first time recruiters Below is the function wise distribution of students: Table 1: Function wise distribution of students (e.g. Marketing, Finance, IT, HR, etc.) Function Marketing/Sales Finance IT/Systems/Consulting HR Operations No. of students 97 38 56 18 6 Besides these, 37 new companies also visited the campus this year. While IT and ITES sector emerged favorite among the students with 84 students out of 215 opting for this sector, BFSI stood second as it attracted 40 students. Companies from other sectors like Consulting, Healthcare, Manufacturing, E-commerce and Analytics also recruited in good numbers. Table 2: Sector wise distribution of students (e.g. IT/ITES, BFSI, Consulting) Sector Consulting Manufacturing FMCG IT/ITES BKFSI e-Commerce Pharma/Healthcare Analytics Market Research/Services Telecom No. of students 25 13 11 84 40 10 13 10 6 3


26th Convocation - 2012

The 26th Convocation ceremony of TAPMI was held at the SyndicateBank Golden Jubilee Auditorium, Manipal. Mr. Jai Saini, President of 2011-2013 PGP batch, escorted the outgoing students, the Professors and other dignitaries into the auditorium. The chief guest of this event was Dr. J.J Irani, former Managing Director of TATA Steel. Dr Ramdas Pai, Chairman of the Governing Council of TAPMI declared the Convocation open. Prof. Simon George welcomed the Chief Guest of the event and all the invitees.

This was followed by the Director, Dr. R.C. Natarajan's address. He shared some of the success stories of TAPMI. He congratulated students of the outgoing batch and their parents. He spoke about various achievements of the students and faculty of TAPMI, the leadership lectures by distinguished speakers and various events conducted by the student committees including the social activities. He also spoke of the future expansion plans of TAPMI. Dr A.S Vasudev Rao, Dean (Administration) introduced the chief guest, Dr J.J Irani to the audience. This included the academic and professional achievements as also various positions held by the honorable chief guest. Chairman of the Post Graduate Program Dr. Gururaj Kidiyoor conducted the convocation program of award of PG Diplomas in Management. The batch of 20102012 has a strength of 190, out of which 186 students received their graduation certificates from Dr. Irani while four others were to receive their graduation certificates in absentia. This year also marks the convocation of the first batch of Health Care Management.


Special awards were presented to the most meritorious students of PGDM and PGDM- Healthcare. Shrimati Gangamma Ammanayya award, which is presented to most meritorious lady students Ms. Deepika Vij for Marketing and Ms. Sony Bajaj for Finance, was given away by Dr. Ramdas Pai. Dr KS Iyer Award was presented to Mr. Anup Dhanuka for Finance by Dr. Ramdas Pai, who also presented Dandapani Award for the best outgoing students, Ms Paminderjit Sunner (1stplace), Anup Dhanuka (2nd place) and Mr. Amit Nahata (3rd place). The TAPMI Achiever of the Year Award and AgroEvo award which is given to the most extraordinary student who has contributed to the institute in various fronts was presented by the chief guest to Mr. Amit Nahata and Mr. Prasad Nayak respectively. Director R C Natarajan made the outgoing students take the professional Oath.

Dr J.J Irani delivered the convocation address bringing out his keen insights on leadership and dire need the country faces for good and effective leaders with great leadership qualities. He also stressed the need for eradication of sectarian views and put our efforts towards the growth of the country. He brought to light the importance of wealth generation for any good program to be implemented. Describing leader's qualities he insisted that a leader should be able to tell the truth, accept the challenges and take responsibility even in difficult times. Commenting further, he added that a leader must be a visionary with good communicating powers so that a leader can establish two way communications with his followers. According to Dr. Irani, Credibility was another important quality a leader must have. He concluded his speech by urging the students to work for inclusive growth of the country and to work hard for the well being of the environment. Dr Ramdas Pai concluded the Convocation which was followed by a Vote of Thanks proposed by Prof. Raghunath Rudran, Associate Dean (Administration).

Merit Awards- PGDM

I Rank II Rank III Rank Ms. Paminderjit Sunner Mr. Anup Dhanuka Mr. Amit Kumar Nahata

Merit Awards- PGDM Healthcare

I Rank Dr. Jagmeet Kaur

Smt. Gangamma Ammannaya Award

Marketing Finance Ms. Deepika Vij Ms. Sony Bajaj

Dr S Dandapani Prize
Ms. Paminderjit Sunner

Dr A S Aiyer Memorial Prize

Mr. Anup Dhanuka

TAPMI Achiever of the year Award

Mr. Amit Kumar Nahata

AgrEvo Student of the year Award

Mr. H Prasad Balakrishna Nayak

TAPMI to start its 3rd Batch of EPGP- EG programme

Executive Post Graduate Programme in E-Governance (EPGP-EG) from TAPMI-NISG: A unique academic program on e-Governance The national e-Governance Plan is a bold step that aims to place India among the top nations in providing online services to citizens. The Government envisages a significant role for the private sector (consulting and IT organizations) in taking forward the various Misson Mode Projects that comprise the NeGP. The key challenge, however, is an acute shortage of professionals both in the public and private sectors who conceptualize, develop, implement and maintain MMPs. EPGP-EG has been conceptualized to help the government and private sectors develop eGovernment competencies within their structure. Supported by the Department of Information Technology, Government of India and Industry stalwarts, the EPGP-EG programme of TAPMI aims to bridge the existing gap in the availability of skilled professionals in the e-Government space. It provides an exciting career opportunity to managers and professional's to be part of a national initiative. The program has a good mix of theory, handon experience and interactions with experts from Government, Industry and Academics.

News Item in Times of India


Faculty / Staff at TAPMI

Faculty Contributions

Prof. Ajith Kumar & Dr. Siva Kumar, case study 'PRIMACY: GLOBAL DESIGN FROM INDIA?' was selected as winners in the Innovation Management category, by the Centre for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at ISB-Ivey case competition held on August 27. The Prize money was US $ 2000. This case will be published by ISB-Ivey team and the Abstract of the case will be published on the homepage of Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development, ISB, Hyderabad. Prof. Ajith Kumar presented a paper on Staff Scheduling for Service Support: A Simulation-based Study at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society of Operations Management during December 21-23, 2012 held at Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. This conference was jointly hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow and Grand Valley State University USA at IITD, Hauz Khas, New Delhi. Prof. Ajith Kumar Participated in the AACSB's Assurance of Learning seminar held at the Hotel Hilton, Kuala Lumpur on October 13 & 14, 2012. Various leading B-schools and the Universities from the Asia Pacific region participated in the workshop. Four well-known B-schools from India, other than TAPMI, were represented at the seminar. These included IIM Calcutta, S P Jain, Amrita School of Business and IMT Ghaziabad. The key resource persons were Dr. Eileen Peacock, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer Asia, AACSB International, Singapore and Prof. Arun Pereira from ISB-Hyderabad.

Prof. Animesh Bahadur participated in the National HRD Network Seminar on the theme 'Aligning HR Initiatives for Business Sustainability: The Changing Paradigm of HR Role' which was held in New Delhi on July 27, 2012. The seminar included eminent HR and sustainability related professionals from both private and public sector among its speakers.


Prof. Chowdari Prasad presented a paper on Leadership Development at a Conclave of Senior Officials of the State Bank of India during the visit of Shri A Krishna Kumar, MD & Group Executive (National Banking), CO, Mumbai and Shri Ashwini Mehra, CGM, SBI Bangalore LHO on 27th Jan., 2012 at Conference Hall, Summer Sands Beach Resort, Ullal, Mangalore. The participants were DGMs, RM/AGMs, Chief Managers and Senior Staff of the bank. Prof. Chowdari Prasad was the Chief Guest at event Anveshana 2012, an UG level Quiz and Collage Competition on 7th Feb., 2012 at A J Institute of Management, Mangalore. Prof. Chowdari Prasad presented a paper on Lean & Green Banking (co-authored with Ms Varalakshmi and Dr KS Rao) on March 09, at Christ University, Bangalore in their oneday National Conference on Operations Excellence through Lean and Green. Prof. Chowdari Prasad participated in a HR Summit 2012 on the theme "Technology for HRM Effectiveness which was held on May 25 & 26, 2012 at Mumbai. This was organised by the Institute of HRD, Bangalore for the first time in Mumbai. More than 150 HR Professionals from different organisations participated in 2 day deliberations. The Summit was addressed by Senior HR Functionaries from the Industry. Prof. Chowdari Prasad addressed MBA aspirants in Mangalore at the event organized by Sahyadri Institute of Engineering & Management on June 08. He addressed them on the aspects like Entrance Exams, Criteria for Selection, Types of Management Institutes, Placement opportunities, Increasing Competition, Approved no of Institutes, Number of Seats, etc.

Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee presented on Evaluating Tourism websites: A fuzzy analytical approach at the Second national conference NaCCS-2012 held at University of Burdwan, West Bengal during 15-16th March 2012. Prof. Debmallya Chaterjee visited Delhi to present a paper titled: Calibrating managerial effectiveness: an empirical study, jointly written with Prof. P. S. James at the International conference, FOBE 2012, organized by IMT Ghaziabad during November 2930, 2012 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. There were 100+ presentations scheduled across the two days and 9 tracks. His presentation was scheduled in the 6th track called 'Beyond norms: Business excellence'. The presenters were from UP, MP, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha, Karnataka and many more states other than Delhi and NCR. There were a few presenters from abroad too. This paper had the use of fuzzy mathematics in capturing human judgments. The Paper has been published in the conference Proceedings ( page 69-79, ISBN: 978-93-82563-44-0).

Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor's case on SIDHU's PREDICAMENT" has been published in Adarsh Journal of Management Research (ISSN :0974 7028). Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor's case, "For A Few Rupees More (Case A, B & C)" has been published in June 2012 Issue of Journal of Case Research and is available online on their website. (

Prof. Kushankur Dey's Paper has been published in the December issue of Studies in Business and Economics journal. Citation: Maitra, D. and K. Dey (2011) Volatility and Spillover Effects in Indian Commodity Markets: A Case of Pepper, Studies in Business and Economics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 119-145. This quarterly jounral is brought out by Univeristy of Sibiu, Faculty of Economics, Romania. Prof. Kushankur Dey and Prof. Sivakumar presented a paper and are also chaired a session at the SIBR 2012 Conference at Bangkok. This conference was being organised by the Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research & Economics (SIBR), Hongkong & Thammasat University, Govt. of Thailand from June 7-9, 2012. The topic of the Paper was Is India's Coffee Futures Market Informationally Efficient?. Prof. Kushankur Dey delivered a guest talk for the students of BBM on the topic Fundamentals of Indian Financial Markets- An Overview at the Department of Commerce, Manipal University on August 30, 2012. Prof. P S James attended the AASCSB International Asia Pacific Annual Conference from 23 to 25 May 2012 at Beijing. The conference was hosted by School of Economics and Management (SEM) of Tsinghua University. He attended a three day ISB IVEY CASE Writing Workshop held at ISB, Hydrabad on case writing during May 30-31 and June 01, 2012. The program was facilitated by the noted case writer and case teacher Prof. Arif Kachra of Richard Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, London. Prof. P S James attended a three day workshop at ISB on case writing during May 30-31 and June 01, 2012. The program was facilitated by the noted case writer and case teacher Arif Kachra of Richard Ivey Business School. His case on Social Entrepreneurship in the God's Own Country Case & teaching note Reference no. 812-031-1 and Reference no. 812-031-8 has been published in European Case Clearing House. His article titled Surrogate Buyers in Corporate Buying of Luxury Hotel Rooms has been published in European Journal of Business and Management. Prof. P S James was invited as a keynote speaker for the New Zealand India Business Forum inaugural conference under the aegis of Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand. The University is spearheading the initiative of New Zealand for bilateral business. The talk was on the opportunities for business in India and New Zealand can leverage to utilize its strength. The High Commissioner of India to New Zealand, senior managers from ANZ Bank and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce members also gave insight into the area. The forum showed keen interest in seeking the support of TAPMI for research assistance to make their objectives a reality. The forum is planning an annual brainstorming alternative between India and New Zealand each year. Highly practical insights given by the TAPMI faculty came for special appreciation from New Zealand business. Prof. R C Natarajan visited Malaysia during 29 June to 01 July to attend a meeting of the Advisory Board of Manipal International University, Kaula Lampur and for a proposed collaboration with School of Management & Business (SOMB), MIU. Prof. R C Natarajan was invited to speak on Developing Transformational Leaders for Indian Higher Education at the EPSI Leadership Summit for Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors & Principals held at at India International Centre, New Delhi on February 14 15, 2013. Prof. R C Natarajan interview on Emphasizing Accreditation has been published in the October/November issue of BizEd magazine of AACSB.

Prof. Prashant Yatgiri was invited by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur as an external examiner for the evaluation and Viva Voce of Ph.D thesis titled Emergence of Serviced Apartments in Chennai, Bangalore & Tier II city Nagpur: Problems, Future and Prospects. The Viva was held in the Department of Business Administration, Nagpur University, Nagpur on May 02, 2012.

Prof. Raghunath Rudran handled a one day session (eight hour) on "Quantitative Toolkit for Project Managers". The programme takes the participants through descriptive statistics, concepts of probability, probability distributions, decision trees and simulation. Part of the programme is run on hands on Pallisade tools such as Stattools and Precision Trees. The one day session is a part of their L &T's L-2 programme for senior project managers, which consists of 24 contact days, spread across various subjects and knowledge areas. Prof. Raghunath Rudran is doing this programme for the fifth time for L&T IPM, Baroda ". Prof. Raghunath Rudran handled a one day programme for Graduate Engineering Trainees of L&T (Larsen &Toubro), in the area of Project Management, at the L&T C-TEA (L&T Center for Technological and Engineering Applications), Mysore campus on 02.08.2012. The engineers will be later posted to various sites of L&T, including gulf countries, where they will be involved in various project management activities. The programme covered various topics such as Overview of Project Management stages, understanding the nature of projects, what differentiates project management from other management, Project Manager's roles and responsibilities, Work Break down structure, Networking Techniques, crashing, probabilistic approach to activity time estimation, use of beta distribution and normal distribution to estimate probability of project completion in a given time, etc. All this is expected to enable the GETs to perform better during Project Monitoring and Execution. Prof. Raghunath Rudran completed a one day session on "Quantitative Toolkit for Young Executives of L&T". This is part of a Programme for Young Executives of L&T. The daylong session conducted by Prof. Raghunath Rudran took them through descriptive statistics, concepts of probability, probability distributions, decision trees and simulation. Part of the programme is run on hands on Pallisade tools such as Stattools and Precision Trees. Prof. Raghunath Rudran attended the AASCSB International Asia Pacific Annual Conference from 23 to 25 May 2012 at Beijing. The conference was hosted by School of Economics and Management (SEM) of Tsinghua University.

Prof. Rajiv V. Shah attended the 5-day Modular Workshop on Literature Review and Academic Writing Skills organized from January 9 to 13, 2012 at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Prof. Rajiv V. Shah presented a paper titled, Conversion of plastic waste into more useful products- Need for a direct tax support policy in India at the International Conference on Inclusive and Sustainable Growth (Role of Industries, Governments and Civil Society) held at Pune from the 4th to the 6th of October, 2012. This conference was organized by IMT, Nagpur and BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune.

Prof. A V Ramancharyulu's Environmental Management Research Project under the Centre for Inclusive Growth (CIG) has been approved by AICTE which has sanctioned Rs. 5.75 Lakhs towards the same. This was announced by Dr. Suresh, Director, AICTE, New Delhi. Prof. A V Ramanacharyulu coordinated a three day workshop on Blue Ocean Strategy concept in India for the senior executives of Corporates of NCR Region, Delhi. The workshop was organised in association with CRICT, New Delhi.

Prof. Rishi Keshav Ram participated in a 5 day Faculty Development Programme between January 23-27, 2012 at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) on Data Analysis for Management Research. The participants were from VIT University, Anna University, JP University and Thapar University. The program had 25 participants with cross functional backgrounds in management representing Marketing, Human Resources and Finance areas, pursuing their doctoral program. The workshop included data analysis using software like SPSS 20, AMOS, STATR, GRETL.

Prof. Sankalpa Bhattacharjee's paper on the theme India's Competitive Edge in IT Services: An Investigation has been published in the Proceedings of UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar titled Indian Economy: The last two decades, by the Department of Economics, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal. Prof. Sankalpa Bhattacharjee has been invited to present a paper jointly with Professor Debkumar Chakrabarti at a Conference organised by Department of Economics, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira (Belur, West Bengal) in association with Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad to be held on 2-3 March, 2012. The theme of the Conference is Indian Economy: The Last Two Decades. The title of the paper presented was "India's Competitive Edge in IT Services: An Investigation. The speakers in this conference included among others, Professor Abhijit Sen (Member, Planning Commission), Professor Ranajoy Bhattacharya (IIFT, Kolkata), Professor Sankar Kumar Bhaumik (University of Calcutta) and Professor Subrata Sarkar (IGIDR, Mumbai).

Prof. Sivakumar and Dr. Ajith Kumar, case study 'PRIMACY: GLOBAL DESIGN FROM INDIA?' was selected as winners in the Innovation Management category, by the Centre for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at ISB-Ivey case competition. The Prize money was US $ 2000. This case will be published by ISB-Ivey team and the Abstract of the case will be published on the homepage of Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development, ISB, Hyderabad. Prof. Sivakumar was invited by the Science and Technology Department, Netherlands Embassy for a one day interactive seminar on Feb 07, 2013 The seminar was an attempt to bring together individuals and organizations like businesses, academia, NGOs, designers and design houses, financial institutions, Dutch design institutions that work for design and BoP.

Prof. Shridhar Aithal Presented a paper in the International conference on Business Intelligence, Analytics & Knowledge Management (BIAKM-2012), held at IBS Hyderabad by the department of Operations & IT during 19-20 April 2012. The conference had attracted about 80 papers and only 39 were selected. The participants from USA, Middle East and Indonesia were present. Prof. Shridhar Aithal delivered a Technical Talk at the National Conference on Information Science on 27th & 28th April at Manipal Center for Information Science, Manipal. Prof. Aithal also chaired a session. It was well attended by many representatives from industry and academic fraternity from ISB-Hyd, CSIR-New Delhi etc. Future opportunities for MIP and Research collaboration were discussed. Prof. Shridhar Aithal attended an international conference hosted by Computer Society of India (CSI) Bangalore Chapter in conjunction with industry partners, on Advances in Cloud Computing between July 26-28, 2012. It was well attended by many from industry and academia from India, Australia, Singapore, Canada and Europe. The highlight of the conference was the keynote addresses by personalities like: Prof Sadagopan from IIITB, Sri Vidyashankar IAS, Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Prof Raj Buyya from Melborne University AU, Rajiv Ranjan from CISRO AU, Prof Muzumdar from Carleton University, Canada etc. The conference was preceded by a daylong workshop on the impacts of Cloud Computing on Businesses in the world. It was a technical conference however with a business context. Dr. Aithal had a poster presentation on a application of cloud computing for a healthcare information system for India. It was coincidental that many speakers highlighted the need for paying special attention to home grown solutions to India. With the feedback received on the poster, Dr. Aithal was encouraged to continue as a journal paper.

Prof. A S Vasudev Rao presented a paper on 'Opportunity Recognition and Venture selection: A study of Small Enterprises in Coastal Karnataka' at the ELLTA (Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia) International Conference 2012 held at Langkawi, Malaysia from December 11-13, 2012. There were around 80 papers presented in five parallel sessions. Papers were also presented by delegates from Far East Asian delegates, Pakistan, East Europe, Africa, Middle East and UK and from India too. Prof. A S Vasudev Rao, Dean Administration, was invited by the Director SDM College of Business Management, (Post Graduate Centre for Management Studies and Research) Mangalore to speak on Impact of Privatization of Management Education-Its issues in a National Conference organized on 4th January, 2013, by the Institute under the sponsorship of UGC. Over 80 participants attended the session which was chaired by Mr M R Vasudeva, Ex Director, Airport Authority of India, Mangalore

Prof. Vinod Madhavan participated in a 5 day Faculty Development Programme between January 23-27, 2012 at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) on Data Analysis for Management Research. The participants were from VIT University, Anna University, JP University and Thapar University. The program had 25 participants with cross functional backgrounds in management representing Marketing, Human Resources and Finance areas, pursuing their doctoral program. The workshop included data analysis using software like SPSS 20, AMOS, STATR, GRETL.

Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee & Prof. Srivatsa participated in the "Case Teaching" Workshop organised jointly by ISB-Hyderabad and Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario at S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai on 12-13th February 2013. Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee participated in the "National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights- Practices and Management held at Manipal Institute of Management on 17-18th February 2012. Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee's Paper on Historical Market-to-Book Ratio and Corporate Capital Structure: Evidence from India has been accepted for publication in the Journal, Global Business Review, International Management Institute. Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee Participated in the AACSB's Assurance of Learning seminar held at the Hotel Hilton, Kuala Lumpur on October 13 & 14, 2012. Various leading Bschools and the Universities from the Asia Pacific region participated in the workshop. Four well-known B-schools from India, other than TAPMI, were represented at the seminar. These included IIM Calcutta, S P Jain, Amrita School of Business and IMT Ghaziabad. The key resource persons were Dr. Eileen Peacock, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer Asia, AACSB International, Singapore and Prof. Arun Pereira from ISBHyderabad. Prof. Vishwanath's paper on financial markets and Corporate Governance Conference, Australia has been accepted. Prof. Vishwanath is enlisted by the International Biographical center, Cambridge in their book- 2000 outstanding intellectuals of the 21st century. Prof. Vishwanath's new book, Cases in Corporate Finance Vol 2- was published in July. He has also written 2 papers, 8 cases & Teaching Notes. A case written by Prof. Vishwanath, Rajesh Haldipur and Kulbir Singh,titled Tata Steel: Financing History has been conferred the Best Workshop Case Award by North American Case Research Association (NACRA) at its Annual Conference held at Boston, USA during October 25-27, 2012. Prof. A. V. Rajagopalan jointly with Prof. Sekhar authored a book Management Accounting by Oxford university press. More details are available at Prof. A. V. Rajagopalan has also published a paper on Role of culture in social transformation and sustainable development at ELLTA, (Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia) International Conference Langkawi, Malaysia Dec 2012. Prof. A. V. Rajagopalan presented at paper titled Does National Ethos have a bearing upon Ethics and CSR? at the IPE Institute of Public Enterprise International Conference held in December 2012, at Hyderabad.

Prof. Sanjay Choudari's paper has been published in the International Journal Sanjay C. Choudhari, Gajendra K. Adil, Usha Ananthakumar, (2012),"Exploratory case studies on manufacturing decision areas in the job production system", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 32 Iss: 11 pp. 1337 - 1361. Emerald Publishing.


Prof. Ajay Gupta has received the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship from Lund University, Sweden. This scholarship includes the opportunity to spend 9 months in the University of Milan, Italy, for his doctoral research.

Research Submitted a proposal to AICTE seeking grant for organizing two workshops on Developing digital libraries using open sources. Coordinated submission of two project proposals to AICTE prepared by Prof. Av Rajagopalan and Prof. Animesh Bahadhur. Publications Mar 2012: Submitted a paper on Digitisation and Intuitional Repositories: Dilemmas, Difficulties and Deficiencies for an edited book by Dr. Radhakrishnan, Librarian BITS Dubai campus. Manjunatha K (2012): Performance Appraisal: Bibliography. Vikalpa, 37(1), Jan-Mar, 165-174. Manjunatha,K; Sheshadri, K N and Shivalingaiah, D (2012):"Research on Consortium and Library Network in India: A Study of Library and Information Science Doctoral Dissertations"."International Research: Journal of Library & Information Science, 2(1), June, Pp 116-130. The paper is accessible at Conferences and Seminars Dr. Manjunatha presented a paper on Managing Information Services in Challenging Digital Environment: A Special Reference to Management Education at AIMS international conference on Management organised by Indian Institute of Management on Jan 6-9, 2013 at Bangalore. He presented a paper on Digitisation and Digital Repositories: Difficulties and Deficiencies at MANLIBNET 2012 International conference organised by MANLIBNET and Indian Institute of Management at Indore in October 2012. He participated in a two-day workshop on Organising Library resources of Bschools organised by Association of Indian Management schools (AIMS) in association with Indian school of Business (ISB), Hyderabad on February 10-11, 2012 at ISB premises. The workshop was attended by 30 participants from Other Bschools primarily from Southern India. The AIMS president was present till the end of workshop and listened to many AICTE regulatory related issues raised during the discussion and requested the participants to give a common memorandum for taking further to appropriate bodies. Achievements, Awards and Recognitions Invited as Resource Person for one day workshop on Design and Development of Digital Libraries organized by Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association and SVS College Bantwal on Mar 8, 2013 at SVS college premises. He participated as one of the resource persons for refresher course on Digital education and Learning and changing Academic librarianship organized by them during March 5 to 27 at university premises in Goa. He presented on Impact of IT on Library functions and customer expectations on Mar 21.

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Faculty Awards

Prof. Raghunath Rudran was awarded Best Operations Faculty in 20th Dewang Mehta B-School Affaire 2012.

Prof. Siva Kumar (jointly with Prof. Ajith Kumar) received an award for Case Writing on Innovation from ISB-Hyderabad at the AIMS Convention on 27 August.

Prof. Gururaj H Kidiyoor, has been conferred with Best Professor in Marketing Management award by World Education Congress 2012 in Mumbai on June 29.

Prof. R C Natarajan, our Director, received Best Director Award- South India, from the Discovery Education Media Pvt. Ltd organised by MBA by Choice at a function held in Delhi on January 21, 2013.

Prof. H S Srivatsa received the Best Placement Head Award- All India, from the Discovery Education Media Pvt. Ltd organised by MBA by Choice at a function held in Delhi on January 21, 2013.

Prof. Manjunatha K received AIMS outstanding Management Librarian Award 2012 from in the same conference. The Award was given by President of the Association. The award included a certificate and a medal.

Prof. Ajith Kumar and Mr. Amit Kumar Pansari and have won the 3rd prize in the International Case Masters competition conducted by IIMA for their case, Staff Scheduling at SAP Labs.

New Faculty in TAPMI Family

Prof. Aparna Bhat joined in June 2012 as Assistant Professor at TAPMI in the area of General Management and Entrepreneurship. With MA, MPhil in English Linguistics and Literature as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, she has 19 years of teaching experience. A City & Guilds (London) certified softskills trainer, she has conducted workshops for students, corporate and teachers at various levels. Her research area is communication skills. She has presented many research papers, book chapters and has many publications to her credit.

Prof. Ganes M Pandya, has joined TAPMI as Asstistant Professor in the area of Operations Management in September 2012. He is a Doctorate in Mathematics (Topology) and has an experience of 15 years. He handles subjects like Quantitative Methods for Managers, Operation Research, Modeling with Spreadsheets in TAPMI. Prior to joining TAPMI he was with Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University- Gandhinagar, Gujrat. His interests include subjects like Indian Philosophy, K.P. Astrology and Psychotronic Powers of Mind.

Prof. Kedar Subramanian joined TAPMI as Assistant Professor during December 2012 in the area of IT and Systems area. He is completed B.E. (Computers) and P.G.D.B.A. (Finance, Systems) He has over eleven years experience in industry and academics. In industry he has worked as an I.T. engineer for 3 years and later worked as an IT Business Analyst and IT Project Manager for 2 years and was involved in pre-sales, customization and post implementation support. Prior to joining TAPMI, he was working for as a Systems faculty at MPSTME, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University. His area of specilisation is Enterprise IT and Management of Technological Innovation. He has received an award for outstanding paper in the International Research Conference(IRC) conducted by JBIMS, Mumbai University in March 2013. Prof. Kumar Mukherjee joined TAPMI as an Associate Professor in the area of Healthcare Management. Kumar Mukherjee did his B.Pharm from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and his PGDM from TAPMI. After finishing his PGDM, he worked as an Area Sales Manager for TTK Prestige India Limited for 2 years. Then he moved to the USA to pursue higher studies. He completed a MS from the University of Toledo in the area of Pharmacy Administration. Subsequently he finished his PhD from the University of Florida in the area of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research. Prior to joining TAPMI, he taught in the department of Pharmacy Practice at the Chicago State University for four years as an Assistant Professor. His primary areas of interest are application of quantitative techniques and microeconomic principles in healthcare management. He regularly presented research posters at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual conference. He taught courses in the areas of Quantitative Techniques, Research Methods, Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Economics and Clinical Literature Evaluation.He has many Research Publications to his credit.


Prof. Sanjay Choudhari is an Assistant Professor at TAPMI in the Operations Management area. He joined institute in April 2012. He is post Graduate in Industrial engineering from VNIT Nagpur and received a PhD (Operations Management) from SJMSOM, IIT Bombay. He has previously worked as Research Associate at IIM Ahmedabad and also worked as Faculty at National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) Pune. His research works in the form of papers and cases are published in the international refereed journals. He is also reviewer of journals such as International Journal of Operations & Production Management. He teaches operations and supply chain management related subjects at TAPMI.

Prof. P. Srikanth has joined in September 2012, as Associate Professor in the area of finance. He has Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Post Graduation in Management (MBA) in finance. He did his Doctorate from Karnataka University, Dharwad with his thesis titled Evolving strategies to popularise the use of credit rating by individuals and institutions A case study of Indian Credit Rating system. He has completed FDP from IIM, Ahmadabad. He has 8 years of experience in industry and 10 years in academics in reputed institutes. He is SEBI certified Trainer for Financial Literacy. His areas of research interest are Financial Services, Accounting, Financial Management, and Corporate Finance. He has a few book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and case to his credit. He has also participated in a number of MDPs/FDPs organized by various institutions of repute.

Prof. Sushanta Kumar Sarma has joined TAPMI in October 2012 as a Faculty Associate. He specializes in the area of HR and teaches Organization Behavior, Organization Theory. Prior to joining TAPMI, he has worked in non-profit sector for more than four years before pursuing PhD from IRMA.

Prof. Vidya Pratap joined TAPMI in June 2012 as Associate Professor in the area of Managerial Communication. She has 17 years of teaching experience. She has completed M.A., M. Sc. before obtaining her Ph. D. Awards: Her paper titled, Domestic Waste Management won the 1st prize at the Third National Conference on Population Control and Waste Management, organized by Aravalli Institute of Management, Jodhpur on 24th October, 2004. She was President of the Lioness Club of Manipal for the year 1996-97. It was declared the best in the district among 62 clubs and won special awards for work done in the fields of environment, health and education.


Guest Facutly
Sl.No. Course Faculty 1 2 3 4 Prof. A G Balasubramanian Prof. Manimay Ghosh Prof. Arun Kumar Chaudhuri Dr. Shashidhar Acharya AREA HRM OR OR HCM Course Title Competency Mapping, Recruitment and Selection Supply Chain Management Quality Management &Six Sigma Green Belt Public and Community Healthcare Practices / Health and Safety Management Workshop on Emotional Intelligence Workshop on Appreciative enquiry Performance Appraisal and Management Business Statistics / Simulation Modeling Business Statistics IT Primer Organizational Theory & Practice Art of Thinking/Reasoning and Logic Basics of Accounting Theory of Constraints Service Operations Management Fixed Income Securities Product Design and Development International Trade&Business Environment Healthcare Services Marketing Investment Banking Data Mining for Business Intelligence Human Resource Information System Introduction to Financial Modeling Commodities Markets Commodities Markets Mergers & acquisitions Management Accounting Organizational Behaviour

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Mr. Ashis Sen Dr. Premalatha Mr. Ramki Dr. D S Broca Prof. Devi Prasad Bedari Prof. Akshay Bhat(PRIMER) Prof. Vedantam Krishnan Prof. Sundar Sarukkai Prof. Nirupa J Srinivas Prof. Rajiv Misra Prof. Satyajit Majumdar Prof. Sankarshan Basu Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti Prof. Malathesh Swaminath Dr. P H Rao Prof. P.B. Ramanujam Prof. Saji K Mathew Prof. Arokia Mr. Ariful Islam Mondal Mr. Aasish Argade Ms. Sonal Kamble Mr. Shoumitro Prof. Naveen Narayan Prof. Ramakrishna Chadaga



Sl.No. Course Faculty 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Prof. Ganesh Mahadevan Prof. Vijaya Bhaskar Marisetty Prof. Srinivasan Sundaresan Prof. Malavika Harita Prof. Sundararaman Prof. S Narayan Rao Prof. D S Broca Prof. Sunil Bannur Prof. Karan Khosla Mr. Jays Chandy Prof. Trevor Devas Prof. Love Tandon Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan Prof. Mahesh Narayan Dr. Mamidi Arundhathy Prof. Bhavanishankar S Revankar Shri. Madhusoodanan Mr. Anant Nevatia Dr. P D Shenoy


Course Title Organizational Behaviour Portfolio Management Project Finance Integrated Marketing Communication Futures/Options & Swaps Behavioural Finance Simulation Modeling Technology Management of Healthcare Services System Dynamics Services Marketing Healthcare Entrepreneurship IT for Business Guest Session Strategic Management Alternate Systems and Practices of Medical Systems Workshop on Entrepreneurship Management Business Law Strategic Management Medical Negligence

Faculty Development Programme

Workshop on the Art of Case writing
A Faculty Development Workshop on The Art of Case Writing for Business Education was conducted for the faculty members of TAPMI by Prof. Debapratim Purkayastha of ICMR, Hydrabad on July 20, 2012. The workshop touched upon topics like Basics, Types, collection of Data, Information Sources, Case Triggers, Framing of Objective, Writing & Preparing Teaching Notes.

Research Methodology in Management: An Introduction

The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Research Methodology in Management: An Introduction was organised in the TAPMI campus from 17-19th January 2013 by TAPMI's Research Promotion Committee. The workshop covered various topics ranging from definition of research, literature review and research design. It was primarily meant for early stage researchers, including those who have just started their doctoral work or are planning to do the same. The sessions of the FDP were conducted by various faculty members of TAPMI excepting one session which was conducted by Prof. Sundar Sarukkai from Manipal University. This session was on the art of writing and publishing. The FDP was coordinated jointly by Prof. Sanjay Choudhari and Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee.

Kumar Mukherjee. The first session post lunch was taken by Prof. Siva Kumar. He discussed with the participants about the method which should be adopted in order to develop a formal research proposal. The last session of the workshop was devoted to the participant's presentation. Four participants presented their research ideas and received feedback from the audience. The concluding session of the workshop was valedictory and the feedback collection from the participants. Prof. Ajith distributed the certificates to all the participants. The overall feedback was very good and the participants were very happy in the way the workshop was organised. They requested the organising team to have more such FDPs in future.

The topics covered on the first day were Introduction to Research by Prof. Ajith Kumar, Literature Review by Prof. Animesh Bahadur and Prof. Sanjay Choudhari. The last session of the day was on Research Design taken by Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee and Prof. Sushanta Sarma. The second day began with a session on Psychometry and Scale Development by Prof. Vijaya. The second session of the day was taken by Prof. Kumar Mukherjee who discussed about Sampling. The first session in the post lunch was taken up by Prof. Animesh Bahadur. He discussed the topic of Interview method with the participants. The last session of the day was on case study method. Prof. Sanjay Choudhari handled the same. The third day started with Prof. Sundar Sarukkai session followed by a session on Sampling again by Prof.

In all there were 20 participants from various parts of Karnataka and Hyderabad which included faculty members, research scholars, industry person and students. In addition to these, there were four faculty members from TAPMI, namely Prof. Aparna Bhat, Prof. Kedareshwaran S, Prof. Sudeep Kumar and Prof. Vinod Mahadevan who also participated in the workshop as participants. There were some faculty members who were only present for some sessions during the workshop. Lunch and tea was provided during the three days of the session. Apart from this the study material which comprised of the articles given by various faculty members were also given to the participants. Smart ways to Publish Good Research Journals Prof. Sundar Bharadwaj, Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Prof. Anandhi Bharadwaj, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations

Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA visited TAPMI. They had a brief interaction with the faculty on the topic 'Smart Ways to publish in Good Research Journals'. Dr R C Natarajan, Director & Deans were present.

However due care must be taken to ensure that no personal remarks are passed nor any disrespect is exhibited towards any student/his views. The solution/answer to the problem must emerge from the students and not from the faculty. Even if otherwise the faculty must desist from providing ideal answers/solutions. Evaluation - HBS evaluates students based on class participation and exams (50% each). Exams may be open book or closed book at faculty discretion. Students are sometimes allowed to write exams from home. Case Writing - Generally cases which have a dilemma/problem are better though illustrative cases also may serve a limited purpose. Cases based entirely on secondary data may be published without the permission of the organization. However all data/quotes etc. must be appropriately referenced. Permission from the appropriate authority must be obtained a priori if cases are written based on primary data. During the last day the sessions focused on critiquing a teaching note, student-teacher relationship in the Indian (parental) context. The last session by Prof Ravichandran gave an interesting viewpoint of a case (an excerpt from a book) which looked simple at first glance.

Harvard Business School Workshop

Prof. Rajiv Shah and Prof. Vrishali Bhat participated in the Harvard Business School work shop organised at IIM Bangalore. HBS along with CRSI & IIM-B hosted a 3 day workshop on Participant Centered Learning in January 2013. The course schedule is attached. The contents of the workshop as well as the outcome of discussions, which included a lot of comparisons between the Harvard style of teaching and the Indian style, are synopsized as under. The sessions for the initial 2 days were led by Prof. V G Narayanan (HBS). The discussions related to : Choosing appropriate cases Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the basic concepts. Cases were to be used to illustrate an application of those concepts to resolving a management problem. Pre class preparation Students are expected to devote up to 2-3 hours to prepare in groups for the case. This involves reading any other supplementary/technical notes distributed with the case. Each student takes an oath that (s)he would come to class prepared, maintain academic integrity/ethics. Faculty Role/Responsibility In order to maintain an equitable balance amongst different courses wrt the off class preparation time each faculty has to ensure that case and/or other material did not need more than 2-3 hours of preparation time. The same case was taught across various sections by different faculty. So before the term all faculty met and discussed their class plan and board plans in detail. During the entire course faculty ensured that each student was called upon equally to answer/ participate in the discussions. The role of the faculty is to facilitate the discussions by calling upon various students to explain/critique. The faculty may question the student's analysis.

Workshop on Health Financing

Prof. Rishi Kesav Ram and Prof. Kumar Mukherjee along with Second year Students of PGDM-Healthcare participated in the Workshop on Health Financing, organized by Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal during 27-29, June 2012. The resource person was Prof. Sundari Ravindran deliberating on topics like Health Economics, Catastrophic Health expenditure, Health Insurance schemes in India, existing PPP models in India and High Level Expert Group recommendations on Universal Health Coverage.


AACSB Seminar on AoL

AACSB organized a Two day Seminar on Assurance of Learning (AoL) at Casablanca-Morocco on 22-23 February, 2013. This seminar was co-hosted by ESCA, Casablanca, Morocco. Prof M Durga Prasad and Prof. Chowdari Prasad participated in the seminar representing TAPMI. The important points and takeouts from the seminar were, there were 32 participants, hailing from different parts of the world who represented 15 countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, France, Ireland, Korea, Belgium, Germany and Finland. The seminar was facilitated by Dr Ms. Kathryn Martell, Dean, College of Business from Central Washington University. Learning the language of assessment is critical to the effective implementation and maintenance of an AoL program. Dr. Kathryn Martell gave insights about

Assessment Process, AoL standards, Establishing Learning goals, Translating Goals into Observable Learning Objectives and Assessment Methods on day one. She has discussed topics like Curriculum Alignment, Reporting results and Closing loop on day two. Furthermore seminar facilitator Dr. Kathryn Martell stressed on the importance of faculty involvement in assessment process and she has suggested that faculty should be part of the assessment process. This seminar explained the assessment process, with an emphasis on direct measures of student performance. It has given some insights on the design of a functional pilot assessment plan based on business school's vision and mission as also student learning measurement process and to some extent rubric development. This Assessment seminar has thrown more light on the basic terminologies, techniques and tactics to help successfully navigate through assessment.

Foreign Professors at TAPMI

Prof. Vijay Marisetty of RMIT University, Australia visited us on December 26. He taught Portfolio Management Course to the second year PGP students. Prof Vijay has held academic positions at ISB- Hyderabad, Monash University and IIM Bangalore and has published extensively in good journals. Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan of Monash University, Australia, presented a paper entitled National Culture and Corporate Cash Holdings around the World on January 2, 2013. Prof. Chonmoy Ghosh, Professor of Finance at University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA addressed the PGP 1 students on January 7, 2013. Delivering Shared Value: New Responsibility for Managers A special session with Prof. Sundar Bharadwaj was conducted where the distinguished guest spoke to our 2nd year PGDM students on 'Delivering Shared Value: New Responsibilities for Managers'. The session touched upon issues of Corporate Social Responsibility in organizations with specific company examples. He also spoke about the importance of upholding shared values. The session concluded with a lively discussion between the students and the guest with a few lighter moments. Overall, it was a learning experience for the students.


Latest Developments in IT Systems Management Education A guest lecture by Prof. Anandi Bharadwaj was organized on the topic -"Latest Developments in ITSystems Management Education". She being a professor from IT, gave the students an insight into how the IT systems management is evolving today. The latest developments and practices which she spoke about included Cloud computing and specialized expert systems. She said that the world IT market is evolving and managing them would be one of the major challenges in itself. She ended by indicating that adequate training and knowhow would be the major key factor for success in this industry.

Gopalakrishnan, the principal of Welcome group school of hotel administration gave his introduction. He started off by giving off an introduction of the web and its advent and how it developed. He followed it up with development of social media, GPS and augmented reality. He talked about how everybody now is focusing on mobiles. How bandwidth is important for portable internet. He threw light on weak and strong ties in interpersonal relationships and structural holes theory, which says that the more the structural holes in your network the more value you can create. He spoke about social news, media sharing, micro blogging, blog comments and forums, and some other not so well known social networks. He entertained the audience with some not so well known stories of youtube and other social media. He bought about a comparison between the Google and Facebook and how each of them is good in their own fields. He also talked about the dynamics of what to measure, the involvement, intimacy interaction and influence of a webpage. He talked about clout and web analytics and how it impacts influence. He told some stories of the power of Social media in hospitality and how these presentations had huge impact all through emails. Finally he showed the audience online reputation building software which shows a dashboard of the overall rating, sentiment analysis, positive and negative trending sentiments and other such features which help manage a company's reputation. This software will help ease a company's work easily.

Impact of Social media on hospitality and travel marketing

Dr. Srikanth Beldona is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Marketing and E-commerce at the University of Delaware, addressed the students today on the Impact of Social media on hospitality and travel marketing. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where his dissertation focused on Online Travel Purchase Behaviour. His research is largely in the areas of Travel Internet Marketing, Hospitality Marketing, Perceived Fairness and Perceived Value. He has over fifty refereed articles and his papers have appeared in the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, and International Journal of Hospitality Management among others. He was the Guest Editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing's 2008 special issue titled "The Impact of Technology on the Marketing of Hospitality and Travel Services". He was also recently appointed Executive Editor of the newly announced Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology from Emerald Publishing. Ms. Paru


New Staff in TAPMI family

Mr. Balachandra U N joined TAPMI in the month of August 2012 as an Academic Assistant. He is a graduate in Commerce from Mangalore University and holds an M.Com in Finance from Karnataka Open University. He brings with him almost 10 years of professional experience in the various areas of Accounts, Store & Purchase. Prior to joining TAPMI, he worked as an Examination Incharge at Srinivas School of Engineering, Surathkal, Mangalore.

Mr. Bharath Kulal joined TAPMI as Technical Trainee in IT Departments in August. He has completed his Diploma in Electronics & Communication from Dr. T M A Pai Polytechnic, Manipal. He has no prior experience and his first job.

Mr. Binoy Nair has joined as Business Development Manager in August 2012. He has completed his MBA and has over 9 years of experience. He has worked at ICICI Bank, ICFAI before joining TAPMI. He is based out of Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL) complex, Mahape, Mumbai.

Mr. Jayakrishna H.R joined the Institute on 2nd July,2012 as Manager-Administration and Finance. He holds Masters in Commerce with specialization in Banking, Masters in Arts (Economics), Masters in Business Administration (HRM) and C.A (Inter). He brings with him more than 25 years of managerial, teaching, training and consultancy experience of having worked with both private and government sectors. Prior to joining at TAPMI, he was with NITK-Science & Technology Entrepreneurs' Park, Surathkal, as Administration Cum- Finance Officer for 17 years, added to this, he was the Adjunct faculty in the Humanities, Social Science & Management Department of National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. He also has the credit of visiting faculty to Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Management Institutes and IGNOU centre at NITK, Surathkal.

Mr. Sagar S joined TAPMI in the month of August 2012 as Technical Trainee in IT department. He has a Diploma in Electronics & Communication from Indira Shiva Rao, Polytechnic, Udupi. He is a Fresher


Mr. Sandeep Kamath joined TAPMI on 1 August 2012 as Assistant Manager (EEP & Consulting). He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Institute of Finance & International Management, Bangalore. He did his Bachelors in Business Management from Upendra Pai Memorial College, Udupi. Prior to joining TAPMI he has worked for different companies in Bangalore including Tata Consultancy Services. He has a total experience of over 6 years. At TAPMI he is associated with coordination of Executive Education Programmes.

Ms. Supriya Karkada joined TAPMI in July 2012 as an Academic Associate. She is a graduate in Business Management from Upendra Pai Memorial College and holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Manipal University. Before joining TAPMI, She was employed with Manipal Health Systems Private Limited for 6 years in a variety of roles including Marketing, Public Relations, Customer Service Management and Operations Management. At TAPMI, along with Academic Assistance in the Marketing Area, she is also involved in the EPGP-EG Programme, Research and Faculty Recruitment activities.

Ms. Sowmya Kamath joined TAPMI in August 2012 as Academic Assistant in the area of Finance & Economics. She is a B.Com graduate and has done her MBA from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore. She has 5 years of work experience and was working as an Associate Manipal Universal Learning Pvt. Ltd, Manipal before joining TAPMI.

Ms. Reshma K has joined as Academic Assistant.

MoU between TAPMI and Manipal International University, Malaysia

Dr. Zanuldin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Noraini Ismail, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Manipal International University, Malaysia visited TAPMI for signing an MoU on November 24, 2012. Director, Faculty Members were present during the signing of MoU.


Faculty Staff Retreat

A Retreat was organized by TAPMI for the Faculty and Staff members with their family at River Tern Lodge at Bhadra, Lakkavali, Jungle Resort area(near Shimoga/NR Pura), The venue was about 152 kms from the campus and took about 4 hours to reach by road. It was enjoyable as the venue had lot of places of Interest such as Bhadra Dam, Wild life sanctuary that has a Safari, Boat Ride, Water Sports at the reservoir on Tunga River. Director, Deans, Faculty members and Staff members enjoyed the retreat accompanied with their respective families during April-May 2012. This was coordinated by Prof. Jaims.


30th T A Pai Memorial Lecture (Founder's Day)

Every year, TAPMI organises a lecture on the Birth Anniversary of our Founder, Shri. Tonse Ananth Pai. This event is organised to acknowledge the contribution of Padma Bhushan awardee Shri. T. A. Pai who laid the cornerstone of TAPMI over 30 years ago and his vision, which was intended to give back to the society and to create employment opportunities. On this occasion thought leaders and Eminent Citizens from different sections of society share their vision, expertise with the students of TAPMI and other Manipal Institutions, to inspire them in the quest for building a great Nation. An awards ceremony is also held at the event where, Chairman of TAPMI Governing Council recognizes Long Service Employees of TAPMI who complets 10 and 20 years at the institute. disproportionate increase in their assets after they took office. From the Legislature, Justice Hegde moved on to the executive and explained how the subordination of the executive to the cabinet ensured its subservience. He quoted of instances where the elected ministers demanded Officers of their choice in their constituencies and of Officers cultivating elected representatives. He spoke of the growing affinity of the legislature and the executive by describing them as conjoint twins. He elaborated on how this affinity is seriously jeopardizing the effective running of the institution.

Founders day lecture: Justice Santosh Hegde on 'What is left of Democracy in India'
It was an evening to remember for the students of T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, when they were graced with the presence of one of India's most distinguished jurists and a prominent anti-corruption crusader, Justice Shri. Santosh Hegde. He delivered the 30th T A Pai Memorial Lecture, to commemorate the 90th birth Anniversary of TAPMI's founder, the great visionary, Padma Bhushan awardee Shri. T. A. Pai. Shri Hegde started by delving into the history of the Indian republic, and how our founding fathers envisaged the new country to be in the future. He charted the exact chronology of the formation of the Indian constitution, from its establishment to its final adoption. He described the roles and responsibilities of the three pillars of the constitution, the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, thereby laying the context and the foundation for his lecture, What is left of democracy in India. Justice Hegde, started off with the examples of various misdemeanors that have happened in the Indian legislature in the recent past. Reciting a few anecdotes, he not only illustrated the apathy that has seeped into our legislature but also the increasing instances of corruption and the criminalization. He recalled the instances of the absence of 34 Members of Parliament from the question hour, after they had submitted questions. He also highlighted the growing instances of some MPs with serious criminal records (One in 13 Parliamentarians, according to Justice Hegde) and the Justice Hegde however did not restrict himself only to the legislature and the executive. He did not spare the institution that he served with great distinction for over 40 years, the judiciary. He underscored the importance of the judiciary in today's times by terming it as the savior when the executive fails. He however lamented the fall in the standards of probity of the Indian judiciary and quoted the recent cases of some high court judges resigning to avoid facing impeachment, the CBI investigation of 34 judges in the Allahabad high court and the case of a judge conducting a contempt of court proceedings on a railway platform on account of the denial of a railway berth, to back his assertion. He also expressed concern at the judge to citizen ratio in India and the inordinate delays in the delivery of justice to a common citizen. Justice Hegde concluded his enlightening lecture, by recognizing the growing role of the media as a moral and an ethical watchdog by terming it as the unofficial fourth pillar of the constitution. He underscored the importance of probity in today's media lest it has a

disastrous effect on the functioning of the democracy. However, inspite of the cracks in the structure of our constitution, Justice Hegde asserted that the democracy was the best form of governance for our country and expressed hope and optimism that it will lead us to a bright future.

Earlier, Dr R C Natarajan, Director welcomed the gathering and recalled the yeoman services rendered by late Shri. T A Pai in various roles played by him in Industry and Political administration. Dr Ramdas Pai, Chairman of TAPMI Governing Council presided over the function. Prof. Raghunath Rudran, Professor and 2 Staff members were felicitated for long service at TAPMI.

Long Service Awards - 2013

TAPMI Family felicitates employees with 10 and 20 years of service on the Founder's Day. Every year, the Institute recognizes the long service of its employees by awarding long service award for completion of 10 years and 20 years of service at the institute. They include teaching and non-teaching staff members. Three employees of TAPMI who completed 10 and 20 years of distinguished service were honoured on the Founders day, January 17, 2013. For the Long Service Award 2013, the following employees would receive the awards this year. For 10 years service Prof. Raghunath Rudran Mr. Sreenath Shenoy completed 20 years of Service. For 20 years service

Mr. Narendra Shettigar for completing 20 years of service

We take this opportunity to congratulate the above employees for having contributed to the growth of the Institute during their long service period.


TAPMI Silver Jubilee Leadership Lecture Series

TAPMI, a member of extended family of Manipal Group of Institutions was set up in early 80's by the visionary leader Padmabhushan Sri. Tonse Ananth Pai. The Institute completed 25 years of its existence and to commemorate this land mark achievement, started a Leadership Lecture Series in 2009. TAPMI Introduced the series of Leadership Lectures as part of its Silver Jubilee Celebrations (1984-2009) by inviting eminent personalities and thought leaders for addressing the young prospective managers of TAPMI as also the academic fraternity in and around Manipal on matters of contemporary nature. On this occasion thought leaders from different sections of society share their vision, expertise and achievements with the students of TAPMI and other Manipal Institutions, to inspire them to take leadership roles in the quest for building a great Nation. The past luminaries who have taken part in this series are: The topic for this Leadership Lecture was - 'Does India need good politicians or good political parties?'. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman brought out the definition of a politician by quoting distinguished statesmen like Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. She quoted that India, like every other country, needs good politicians and good political parties. A good politician contributes to his/her political party, which further results in good nation building. She reminded the audience that it is we, the citizens who nurture vision and this description becomes critical. There were thought-provoking questions from the students, which kept the speaker engaged throughout the discussion. Questions ranged from whether the political system was at fault or if it provided any valuable contribution to the country. The students expressed the deep anguish held by the population against politicians and the political system at large. There is a general perception prevalent that the political system, politicians and the political parties have failed. To this, the speaker responded that it was a collective failure of all three and no one factor could be singled out. Smt. Sitharaman insisted that Public opinion is very critical for democracy and has a huge weight in decision making. However, it is required to assess the position of the opinion, and the extent to which it can be analysed to take a stand. She threw light on the continued efforts of BJP towards the Lokpal Bill, and the diluted opinion which is withholding the bill from being passed. Professor Aparna Bhat, TAPMI proposed a vote of thanks. This Leadership lecture righteously stood out prominent with deep insights and value additions.

13th Leadership Lecture by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

'Does India need good politicians or good political parties?' The 13th Leadership Lecture at T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipalwas delivered by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The function started with a brief introduction of the speaker by Professor Vinod Madhavan, TAPMI. Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor of Manipal University, presided over the function. Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal University explained about the Silver Jubilee Lecture Series, while Dr R C Natarajan, Director- TAPMI set the tone for discussion.


12th Leadership Lecture: January 12, 2013

Shri K C Jani, Executive Director, IDBI Bank Ltd., Mumbai, delivered lecture on on January 12, 2013 at TAPMI on How to be a Successful Leader in Life

Other important aspects of great leader, according to him were patience, adaptability, flexibility and the ability to lead from the front. He underscored its importance by quoting instances from the lives of Dhirubhai Ambani, Nelson Mandela, Sonia Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw and Sardar Vallabahai Patel. And last but not the least, he emphasized the importance of physical fitness for a leader, which was in addition to the mental fortitude. To substantiate this and enthuse the young audience, he also referred to passionate artists like Dev Anand, Clint Eastwood, Zorabai, Gangubai, et al. The invigorating lecture was followed by an interesting question and answer session which touched upon the styles of leadership and the inherent conflict between leadership and traditional Indian values of contentment and sacrifice, which was handled with aplomb. All in all, it was a great evening for the students of TAPMI, who had much to learn on the 150th birth anniversary of One India's greatest leaders, Swami Vivekananda, and January 12 was declared by the Government of India as National Youth Day. Earlier, Dr AS Vasudev Rao, Director-in-charge and Dean (Administration) welcomed the audience and Prof Chowdari Prasad, Dean (Branding & Promotions) introduced the Speaker.

Keeping in line with its mission of providing excellence in post graduate management education and exposing its students to the best from the industry, T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal organized the 12th leadership lecture in its campus environs on Saturday the Jan 12. The guest of honour for the evening was Shri KC Jani, Executive Director, IDBI Bank Ltd, who shared his wisdom on How to be a successful Leader in life with the enthusiastic young student community of TAPMI. And going by the tremendous response from the 300 plus students present in the auditorium, the lecture was a resounding success. Shri KC Jani, a very successful leader in his own right, strayed away from the modalities of a traditional lecture, and adopted the role of raconteur. Peppering his perspective of leadership with anecdotes from history, he ensured rapt attention of all the people present in the hall. He focused on the qualities that a person has to cultivate, in order to become a successful leader in life. He touched base on the importance of every one of them and backed them with examples from the real world to underline its criticality. First and foremost for a leader, according to Shri Jani, was the inherent ability to take risks. Without the risk taking ability, he stated, there is no difference between a leader and a follower. However, he also stated that risks have to be measured and calculated and always have to for the greater good. Also, according to Shri Jani, the ability to think beyond the normal was very important for a leader. Quoting the life and times of the great personality like Narayana Murthy in this regard, he said, how his vision single handedly lead to the creation of Infosys.

11th Leadership Lecture: October 10, 2012

Ms Shobana Radhakrishna and Shri Ravi Chopra enlighten TAPMIans on 'Ethical Leadership and Values in Management Based on the Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi' Ms Shobana Radhakrishna, Eminent Citizen, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Shri Ravi Chopra, Founder Secretary, Centre for Gandhian Vision and Values, New Delhi delivered an inspiring leadership lecture on 'Ethical Leadership and Values in Management Based on the Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi' to the students of T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal. This lecture, organized by TAPMI, is the eleventh in its unique Leadership Lecture Series which is an initiative taken during the Silver Jubilee year 2009, to nurture future leaders by providing a platform to the young business minds to interact with the great leaders of today. Dr. Shantaram (Trustee and Member of TAPMI's Governing Council) and Professor Chowdari Prasad (Dean of Branding & Promotions) were also on the dais. The audience consisted of post graduate management students and faculty of TAPMI besides invitees and press personnel.

The event started with the traditional lighting of the lamp, followed by a warm welcome of the dignitaries and an introductory speech by Professor Chowdari Prasad. Dr. Shantaram, delivering his presidential remarks, spoke on the importance of the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, in this era. He spoke of the significance of the word 'Mahatma' and the reasons why we should remember him every day and not just on one day in a year the 2nd October. Ms Shobana Radhakrishna opined that Gandhiji's life was an epic of faith and endeavour. In his quest of truth, he came across two aspects: truth is God and everyone has an element of goodness within themselves. She spoke of the wretched incident assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, that occurred 65 years ago; yet, it is now, in this era that the 'Gandhian era' will, and, has to start. She showed the audience a few disturbing pictures of violence all over followed by and contrasting with some inspirational and heart touching pictures of kindness. She spoke about the life of Gandhiji; how he started and ended his day with prayers - that were conducted in the open sky and paid respects to all religions. She believed that Gandhiji considered time as more valuable than money, and she thanked the audience for giving her time to deliver this inspiring speech today. The audience was privileged to have a brief glance of the simple life led by Gandhiji as narrated by the eminent citizen Ms Shobana Radhakrishna. Gandhiji's quest was the quest for truth. His truth was not clouded by the fear of society. It is wrong to think that business is incompatible with ethics. I know that it is perfectly possible to carry on one's business profitably, and yet

honestly and truthfully said Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Father of our Nation. She said that his faith in the people in India is what sustained him. She also threw light on Gandhiji's HindSwaraj and about how he used to be positive even under difficult circumstances and never lost hope; rising above personal sorrows and happiness and sharing happiness and sorrows of others about how he looked at life holistically and worked with utmost concentration. She went on to explain how his efficiency, sincerity, avoidance of negligence, delegation of task to the right person, attention to the minute details, concentration, and honesty with positive confidence brought about positive strength in him. He was a great listener and had the ability to see a human being as a human being without any titles. He had an ever growing and progressive personality. This, Ms. Radhakrishna says, is what integrates and correlates in today's corporate management world as well. Mr. Ravi Chopra, who followed the speech gave a brief introduction on Gandhiji. He spoke as to how great leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, the 14th Dalai Lama, Albert Einstein, Barack Obama, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and the like, were influenced by Gandhiji and his teachings. He also showed clippings depicting how Gandhi has influenced anyone and everyone including several Nobel Laureates, be it famous personalities or people in prison. The leadership lecture concluded with a prayer followed by an interactive question answer session. Prof. Vinod Madhavan, TAPMI, delivered the vote of thanks.


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10th Leadership Lecture: September 29, 2012 Dr. Anil Menon, addresses students of TAPMI on Transforming Nation with Passion
Dr. Anil Menon, President of Globalization and Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco Systems Inc. delivered 10th leadership lecture on Transforming Nations with Passion at TAPMI. Dr. Menon began his speech by giving insights on some of the aspects that differentiates a developed country from a developing country. Healthcare, education, sports, entertainment are some of the industries in which we can observe major differences. Lack of institutions, structure, business enterprises, and technology in the developing countries are some of the reasons that contribute to these differences, he observed.

superhighway to a platform that is transforming the world'. By Leveraging technology, transformative business models in the field of Healthcare and Education can be built. 'Telepresence' is one such technology used by Cisco. He shared the statistics of the cost of computing, storage and bandwidth from the year 1992 to 2008 and showed how it has come down drastically. He also said that mobile internet is pervasive and that internet will be all around us. He said that videos will play a major role in information flow in the future. Cisco initiated home project called Samudayain, uses technology for building a Healthcare center in which patients are seen via telemedicine. Technology is also used in schools in the form of remote classroom sessions. By comparing the investments made in the R&D of various industries, he says the only way to transform industry is by having a visionary leadership, smart regulations, public-private partnerships and new innovation ecosystems. He concluded his speech by saying that these transformations cannot be achieved without passion. The lecture concluded on an enriching note as students exchanged their ideas with Dr. Menon. Earlier, Dr RC Natarajan, Director TAPMI welcomed the gathering while Dr HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of Manipal University presided over the function. Prof Chowdari Prasad, Dean-Branding & Promotions proposed Vote of Thanks at the end.

Dr. Menon went on to say that the job of business leaders is to fix these differences by exploring the huge opportunities that exist today for creating new industries within the country and around the world. He says developing countries need new cities which can be built by taking urban services to rural areas. Emphasizing the role of technology in the form of internet and cloud services, Dr. Menon said 'The internet is expanding from an information


MDPs / Training Programmes

Programme Title Conducted By
Mr. Rajesh Rajah, Prof. P S James, Prof Siva Kumar, Prof Srivatsa, Prof K J Jaims, Mr. Sunil Bannur, Prof. Simon George, Mr. Love Tandon Mr. Rajesh Rajah, Prof. P S James, Prof Siva Kumar, Prof K J Jaims, Mr. Sunil Bannur, Mr. Love Tandon Prof. Simon George, Prof. Raghunath Rudran Prof. Raghunath Rudran Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor, Prof. Vinod Mdhavan, Prof. K J Jaims, Prof. Animesh Bahadur Dr. R. C. Natarajan


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Training Programme on "Leadership Development" for ICICI Bank Officers

June 11 - 16, 2012




Training Programme on "Leadership Development" for ICICI Bank Officers Quantitative Toolkit for the Project Managers Project Management and Network Techniques Customer Engagement Management for the XTRA Care Dealers of Indian Oil Corporation What is Business All About Quantitative Toolkit for the Graduate Engineer Trainees

June 18 - 23, 2012 June 26, 2012 August 2, 2012 Sep 10-11, 2012




Larsen & Toubro, Baroda Larsen & Toubro, Baroda Indian Oil Corporation Ltd Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd Larsen & Toubro, Baroda

Baroda Mysore

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Sep 15, 2012 Sep 28, 2012



Prof. Raghunath Rudran



Training Programme on " Leadership Development" for ICICI Bank Officers

Mr. Rajesh Rajah, Prof. James P S, Prof. Srivatsa, Mr. Love Tandon, Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor, Oct 8-13, Prof, Vinod Madhavan, 2012 Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee, Mr. Sunil Bannur, Prof. K J Jaims Mr. Rajesh Rajah, Prof. James P S, Prof. Srivatsa, Mr. Love Tandon, Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor, Nov 19-24, Prof, Vinod Madhavan, 2012 Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee, Mr. Sunil Bannur, Prof. K J Jaims Mr. Rajesh Rajah, Prof. James P S, Prof. Srivatsa, Mr. Love Tandon, Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor, Dec 10-15, Prof, Vinod Madhavan, 2012 Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee, Mr. Sunil Bannur, Prof. K J Jaims Prof. Raghunath Rudran Jan 4-5, 2013




Training Programme on " Leadership Development" for ICICI Bank Officers




Training Programme on " Leadership Development" for ICICI Bank Officers




Introduction to Statistics & Quantitative Techniques "Managing Problem Customers" for managers from Financial Sector

Larsen & Toubro, Baroda


Dr. R. C. Natarajan, Prof. Vinod Madhavan

Feb 20-21, Managers from 2013 Financial Sector


16 464


Executive Education for Xtracare Dealers of IOC during Sept 10-11, 2012
A two-day program on Customer Engagement Management for the Xtracare petrol bunk dealers of Indian Oil Corporation was organised by TAPMI. 30 dealers from Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Shimoga, Hassan districts attended the program in TAPMI, Manipal. Few topics that were covered were, Customer engagement management, Interpersonal orientations and profiling, World class customer centric organisations etc.

UGC Sponsored National Conference

Dr. A. S. Vasudev Rao, Dean Administration, was invited by the Director SDM College of Business Management, (Post Graduate Centre for Management Studies and Research) Mangalore to speak on Impact of Privatization of Management Education-Its issues in a National Conference organized on 4th January, 2013, by the Institute under the sponsorship of UGC. Over 80 participants attended the session which was chaired by Mr M R Vasudeva, Ex Director, Airport Authority of India, Mangalore.

MDP on Handling Problem Customers Blue Ocean Strategy Workshop conducted during May 2-4, 2012 at Delhi
CRICT, New Delhi, partners of TAPMI in promotion of Blue Ocean Strategy concept in India, organized a three day workshop on Blue Ocean Strategy for senior executives of corporate concerns of NCR region. As the program was co-hosted by TAPMI in terms of administrative and marketing support to CRICT, in order to represent TAPMI, and build the network for the institute, I attended the program at Delhi. The program was attended by 27 participants on the first day and 12 participants for the complete three days program; coming from different sectors and walks of life. Dr. Robert Bong conducted the program across the three days, splitting the first day as a one day curtain raiser seminar and leading the next two days as handson workshop with simulation exercises on understanding the differences in competitive strategy and blue ocean strategy and finally leading the participants in designing the blue ocean strategy framework for a given business. I had participated in few sessions outlining the research initiatives on BOS and the Certification Process for BOS Professionals, besides involving in simulation exercises. A Two day workshop was organised on Handling Problem Customers on February 20 & 21, 2013 at SHCIL Training center, Mahape - Navi Mumbai. The workshop was conducted by Director, Dr. R C Natarajan and Prof. Vinod Madhavan. In all 16 participants were part of the program. They were from LIC, SIDBI, NSE, SHCIL and State Bank of Mauritius.

The work shop covered major topics like, CustomerProblem Typologies, Corporate and Retail CustomersProblems & Issues, Winning Sales Presentation, Negotiation, Planning & Execution, Handling Cutomer Conflict and a session on Self assessment.

Prof. Raghunath Rudran session to L & T Executives L&T Mysore C-TEA on Aug 2, 2012
Prof. Raghunath Rudran handled a one day programme for Graduate Engineering Trainees of L&T (Larsen &Toubro), in the area of Project Management, at the L&T C-TEA (L&T Center for Technological and Engineering Applications), Mysore campus on 02.08.2012. The engineers will be later posted to various sites of L&T, including gulf countries, where they will be involved in various project management activities. The programme covered various topics such as Overview of Project Management stages, understanding the nature of projects, what differentiates project management from other management, Project Manager's roles and responsibilities, Work Break down structure, Networking Techniques, crashing, probabilistic approach to activity time estimation, use of beta distribution and normal distribution to estimate probability of project completion in a given time, etc. All this is expected to enable the GETs to perform better during Project Monitoring and Execution.

"Quantitative Toolkit for Young Executives of L&T", Chennai

Prof. Raghunath Rudran handled a one day programme on "Quantitative Toolkit for Young Executives of L&T". This is part of a Programme for Young Executives of L&T. The day long session conducted by Prof. Raghunath Rudran takes them through descriptive statistics, concepts of probability, probability distributions, decision trees and simulation. Part of the programme is run on hands on Pallisade tools such as Stattools and Precision Trees. The Young Executives are Level 1 managers of L& T with upto 10 years of experience. They have work experience in diverse areas such as Ports, Tunnels and Special Bridges, Nuclear Construction, Metro construction, Defense, Elevated Corridors and Railway Constructions. They have worked on a multitude of challenging projects, and have accumulated substantial project management experience skills. The programme seeks to enhance their knowledge base with a strong theoretical foundation. They are expected to apply these skills in their day to day work at L&T. Prof. Raghunath Rudran is doing this programme for the sixth time for L&T IPM. This is the first time for Level 1 managers, and also a first time at the Chennai location of L&T IPM. "

"Quantitative Toolkit for Young Executives of L&T", Baroda

Prof. Raghunath Rudran completed a two day session (eight hours each, on Jan 4, and Jan 5, 2013) on "Quantitative Toolkit for Executives of L&T". This is part of a Programme for Executives of L&T. Prof. Raghunath Rudran had been regularly conducting one day sessions for the L&T Executives, and this is the first time that a two day programme is being conducted. The two eight hour sessions conducted by Prof.Raghunath Rudran takes them through descriptive statistics, concepts of probability, probability distributions, decision trees and simulation. Part of the programme is run on hands on Pallisade tools such as Stattools, Precision Tree and RISK, and examples of real scenarios where such tools are applied, are discussed. The Executives are Level 1 managers of L& T with upto 10 years of experience. They have work experience in diverse areas such as Ports, Tunnels and Special Bridges, Nuclear Construction, Metro construction, Defence, Elevated Corridors and Railway Constructions. They have worked on a multitude of challenging projects, and have accumulated substantial project management experience skills. The programme seeks to enhance their knowledge base with a strong theoretical foundation. They are expected to apply these skills in their day to day work at L&T. Prof. Raghunath Rudran is doing this programme for the seventh time for L&T IPM. "


Research Seminars
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Voluntary Conversions of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds Issued by Indian Firms. Is India's Coffee Futures Market Informationally Efficient ? An Empirical Investigation Experiential Branding and Customer Engagement Practices in Veegaland (Wonderla), Kochi as gleaned through the findings of the survey of its visitors Workforce Diversity and Affirmative Action: The Missing Links in the Indian Private Sector Assessment of Tradeoff Made by People in their Daily Life due to Financial Stress from Medical Care in the USA Developing a risk-exposure based pricing model for Motor car insurance. Path Dependence of Innovative Organizations and the Role of Transformational Leadership Whither Indian Public Sector Enterprises Career Dynamics of Management Students Making Sense of Information Technology Trends Exploring the need for tax policy support for plastic waste-to-fuel converters in India How Customer Contact influences process design: an Empirical Study Financing Strategy at Tata Steel Knowledge networks at work Writing Anxiety & Business School Admission A Logistic Conundrum Optimization of Logistics Plan for Road Construction Project Kudremukh Iron Ore Corporation Ltd (KIOCL) Do Enterprises have an Afterlife? The Unethical in Marketing Practice: Perceptions of Postgraduate Students in India


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Calibrating managerial effectiveness an empirical study National Culture and Corporate Cash Holdings around the World Market Imperfections and Regulatory Intervention: the Case of Insider Trading Regulation in the Indian Stock Market Contemporary Masculinities in India: Review of Existing Literature Price Discovery in India's Commodity Futures Market Using TAM to study adoption of adult diapers Alcohol Dependence and De-addiction initiatives: a study using Grounded Theory Method Personnel scheduling in a service center with flexible demand having multiple priorities Managing Talent Mobility : A study of perspective of Indian Employees Use of social media technology in developing employee innovation networks in knowledge industries: A conceptual view Popular Tiffin Rooms

Student Faculty Joint Research

Prof. Vinod Madhavan & Mr. Unnikrishnan Nair, PGP 2 Student together presented a paper on 'Bookmarking the Doctor: Social Media Usage Amongst Doctors and Consumers for Health', at AIMS IIM Bangalore Conference. The paper has been presented by Unnikrishnan Nair on January 7 2013 at IIM-B Prof. Vinod Madhavan & Mr. Unnikrishnan Nair, PGP 2 Students paper on 'HANGOUT' WITH THE DOCTORS Consumers' Expectations from the Healthcare Practitioners through the Social Media and the Internet: An Empirical Study in Manipal" was presented by Unnikrishnan Nair on January 9/10, 2013 at NICOM 2013 Conference at Nirma University, Ahmedabad. "A study of internet search behavior of engineering students in Manipal" Siddarth Panigrahi and Vinod Madhavan. The paper was presented by Siddarth Panigrahi on January 9/10 2013 at NICOM 2013 Conference at Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

International Conference on Banking and Finance: Aug 9-11, 2012 in Bangalore

TAPMI, organized a 3-day International Conference on Banking and Finance held at Hotel Atria, Bangalore from 9th to 11th August 2012. It was organized by the Centre for Research in Banking and Finance (CRBF) headed by Prof. S. R. Vishwanath. The centre is funded by AICTE, country's regulator for management education. The Chair and the co-Chair of the conference were Prof S.R Vishwanath and Prof Sulagna Mukherjee, faculty

members in the area of Economics and Finance. The Conference was attended by Student representatives from Finance Forum, Faculty Members of Finance and Economics Area, Scholars and Academicians from various Indian and Foreign Universities as also Management Institutes, Officials from Reserve Bank of India and top functionaries from the industry.

The programme committee of the Conference included eminent academicians like Prof. P. Raghavendra Rau from Cambridge, Prof. Shantaram P. Hegde of University of Connecticut, Prof. Anand Srinivasan, of National University of Singapore, Prof. Latha Shanker of Concordia University, Canada and Prof. Vijaya Marisetty (RMIT). Several papers from different corners of the world were received by the Committee. After a rigorous review process, 19 papers were finally selected for the Conference. Out of these, 13 of them were from scholars who are working in reputed Universities in US, Canada, Australia, France and Singapore. The topics for presentation in the Conference included Corporate Governance, Banking, Asset Pricing, IPOs, Futures Markets, and Venture Capital, to name a few. The keynote address for the Conference was delivered on day one, by Prof. Jay Ritter. He is Cordell Eminent Scholar, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, USA. He spoke in general about the relation between stock market investment and the economic growth of the country. In this context, he tried to bring in a cross country perspective to the discussion. A Paper on Linear Beta Pricing with Inefficient Benchmarks was presented by Prof. David Feldman University of New South wales, Australia, co-authored by Prof. George Dicogiannis, Greece.

In the next two days, eminent scholars presented their work before the audience and there were discussions and suggestions given to each one of them by the Discussants and the participants. Prof. Vijaya Marisetty from RMIT, did present four papers (the highest) which he co-authored with scholars from different universities. Two faculty members from TAPMI namely Prof S R Vishwanath and Prof. Kushankur Dey also presented their work in the conference. Their papers were titled as The value of unaffiliated analyst recommendations before the IPO: Evidence from Indian IPOs and Investigation of informational efficiency of India's coffee futures respectively. Two research scholars working in the finance area from IIM Bangalore and IIT Kharagpur also presented their papers. Their papers were quiet well received and they were given suggestions to improve their research work.

The three day conference concluded on 11th August 2012 with the valedictory and awards ceremony. There were three categories of awards, given to the best paper in regular category, to the doctoral scholar and the best reviewer award. There were two recipients in the first category. Prof. Raghavendra Rau from Cambridge University won the award for his paper titled Initial Public Debt Offerings and Prof Vijaya Marisetty won for Private Placements to Owner Managers: Theory and Evidence. The best paper in the doctoral student category went to Mr. Narahari Hansoge from IIM Bangalore for the paper titled Economic transition and the value of Business group affiliation: Evidence from Indian market. The best reviewer award went to Prof. Shantaram P. Hegde from University of Connecticut. The programme committee members were also presented with mementos as a token of appreciation. All the awards and mementos were given away by Dr R C Natarajan, Director of TAPMI.

National Conference on Managerial Excellence through Indian Ethos

Students and Faculty members of T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, participated in the conference on 'Managerial Excellence through Indian Ethos' at the Institute campus on Feb 8, 2013. The conference had eminent speakers from various fields spanning Management Education, Governance, Manufacturing Sector, etc. Director, Dr. R. C. Natarajan shed light on the values of Indian ethos. Following him was Dr.H.Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice Chancellor of Manipal University who glorified the Indian heritage and gave his views on how we should implement the same in our day to day lives. The next speaker was Mr. R. Seshasayee, Executive Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Ltd and also the Chairman of IndusInd Bank Limited. He spoke on how the Indian Values have evolved over generations and it is currently perceived by the Indian youth. Mr. Suresh, DirectorFinance, AICTE delivered a special guest lecture on Indian Management. Two books were launched during the ceremony. The first one was a Compendium titled Managerial Excellence through Indian Ethos, which is a collection of 12 articles. The second book titled Rewind Pause Start penned by Dr. A.V. Rajagopalan, rewinds into the 5000 year old heritage texts of India to cull out pearls of wisdom for the current managers. The next speaker was Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, author of the well known book 'Corporate Chanakya'. He is the founder of Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership. He shared his extensive research on Chanakya's Arthashastra. He stressed on the power of intellect by quoting Chanakya, One arrow may not kill the enemy. But a man using his sharpened intellect can destroy the king along with his kingdom. He also told that, Continuous study ensures a trained intellect, from intellect comes practical application and from practical application results self-possession. The next speaker was Dr.Subhash Sharma. He has obtained his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and PhD from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is the author of the path breaking books like Western Windows Eastern Doors and Market's Maya. Dr.Sharma shed light on the Indian National Emblem and how the four lions represent the four forces which shape ourcountry. He gave insights on the basket of needs, modes of thinking and the model of deeds.

Following Dr. Sharma was Dr. N. Jayasankaran. He is currently Professor Emeritus at NMIMS, Mumbai and is the former Director of Bharatidasan Institute of Management Trichy. He spoke on the importance of controlling one's mind through breath, and stressed on the importance of meditation and Pranayama. He quoted, The ability of a good manager is to develop the competencies of people who are along with the manager. He emphasized on the fact that the Indian Ethos runs deep in every Indian's blood, and it cannot be replicated. Reverend Father Dr. Allan Samuel Pallana, who teaches Social Ethics in United Theological College, Bangalore explained the linkage between Economics, Ecology and ecumenism. Dr. Allan explained the fact that Colonialism has taken the resources from us and the foreign powers are now selling what they took from us at a premium. He also underlined the fact that, Any organization is a success because of its human resources and not because of technology. The final speaker of the day was Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon. Dr. Menon is the Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax (Appeals) in Panjim, Goa. Dr. Menon took the concept of aeronautics and established the impact of the Indian scriptures on the Societal, Educational and Technical excellence in the field of aeronautics. He also gave examples of how western civilizations still referred to ancient India as an Abode of Heaven. He stressed on the fact that we need not go anywhere to gain excellence; everything is available in India's glorious scriptures. Dr. V. Vijaya proposed the Vote of thanks and all the dignitaries were felicitated.

K K Pai National Award for Excellence in Banking 2012-13

TAPMI witnessed the presentation of K K Pai National Award for Excellence in Banking 2012 2013 to Padmabhushan Awardee Sri K V Kamath, Chairman, ICICI Bank and Infosys. K K Pai Trust presents the K K Pai National Award an award that honours significant bankers. The following dignitaries Dr. Ramdas M Pai Chancellor, Manipal University, Sri T Satish U Pai President, K K Pai Trust, Manipal, Dr. K K AmmannayaSecretary, Dr. R C Natarajan, Director, TAPMI, Manipal and eminent trustees Sri. T Narayan M Pai, Sri. T Ashok M Pai, Sri. K Suresh Pai, Sri. K M Udapa, Sri. H Krishna Bhat, Dr H S Ballal were present for this function. Sri K V Kamath provided a new dimension to Indian banking and spearheaded a revolution in the Indian banking sector. Hailing from Mangalore, Sri. Kamath is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He started his career in 1971 at ICICI an Indian financial institution. He rendered several years of service in South East Asia before returning to ICICI as its Managing Director and CEO in 1996. He retired as CMD in April 2009 and took up his present position as Non-Executive Chairman. Sri K V Kamath also took over as Chairman of Infosys in August 2011. The citation was read out and the felicitation was done by Dr H S Ballal. Sri K V Kamath expressed his courteous gratitude on accepting the K K Pai National Award from Dr. Ramdas M Pai. He acknowledged Dr. T M A Pai, Sri. T A Pai and Sri. K K Pai as founders of modern banking. This event reached its end with the vote of thanks delivered by Prof. Chowdari Prasad, TAPMI. Deciding to interact further with the students of TAPMI, Sri K V Kamath welcomed questions from the young leaders of tomorrow. The insights provided by him proved beneficial to the students of TAPMI and enhanced their understanding of the Indian banking sector.

Book Release
A book on Medical Negligence: What doctors, patients and hospitals should know" authored by Dr P D Shenoy (Retd I.A.S) our Trustees and Governing Council Member was released on November 23, 2012 at a brief function held at Manipal University. The book was released by our Chairman, Dr. Ramdas M Pai. Director, Faculty, Staff of TAPMI and many other dignitaries of Manipal University were present.


Conclaves @ TAPMI

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Future managers explore new horizons in Healthcare management conference at TAPMI

Students and the faculty of TAPMI, Manipal, witnessed some of the doyens of the Healthcare industry, as a part of the day long Healthcare Conference ABHYUDAYA which was organized as a part of TAPMI's initiative to explore new vistas in the Health sector. Going by the overwhelming response the conference was a resounding success. Dr R C Natarajan, Director TAPMI, stressed the importance of Healthcare in India and tracked its development from its embryonic stage. He set the stage for the Guest of Honour, Dr Vinod Bhat, Pro-Vice Chancellor Manipal University and the Chief Guest, Mr Rajen Padukone, CEO Manipal Healthcare. Dr Bhat, brought his extensive experience in Healthcare sector to expound on the challenges that India is facing. Highlighting the number of cases of Malaria, Tuberculosis and the high occurrence of maternal Mr Padukone, gave a detailed presentation about the business aspects of the industry. Highlighting its constantly changing nature, he bought out the various challenges faced by the Medical fraternity today. He illustrated how the population growth in the Country will drive the demand in future for the healthcare sector. He explained the prevalence of lifestyle diseases in today's times, the entry of private equity funds in the health industry, the collaboration of real estate companies and hospitals and emergence of medical value travellers from foreign nations, all bode well for the industry in the future.

deaths, he illustrated to the keen audience the enorimity. Praising the Indian healthcare sector, he underlined the importance of implementation of various schemes. He also shared how Manipal Trust implemented a three tier healthcare structure in the districts surrounding Udupi and highlighted its success.

The immensely informative introductory session was followed by an enlightening panel discussion on the challenges that are being faced by the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. Moderated by Prof Vinod Madhavan, the discussion featured stalwarts, both from academics and the industry. The pharmaceutical industry was represented by Mr. Shankar Das, President, Dr Reddy's Labs and Mr Sagar Powar, Senior Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Dr Sivakumar, Professor, TAPMI, gave the academic perspective in the discussion. Myriad topics, ranging from generic drugs, changing marketing requirements, exponential growth in Indian rural market to the role of Government and its regulations were debated and discussed. constraints. Their opinion was that the convergence of telecommunication and healthcare would solve the problem of medical accessibility and deliver secondary and tertiary medical expertise to rural areas.

Next, there was succeeded by a discussion on the convergence of technology and healthcare and its sustainability in Indian context. Mr Sachin Chaudhury, Vice President Health-care, Genpact and Dr. Nitin Verma, Vice President, m-healthcare Religare addressed the audience on various aspects of computer and mobile technology and its applications in Healthcare. They not only spoke about the technological impairments amongst the rural population, also elaborated on the challenges faced in terms of the ageing population and resource constraints. Their opinion was that the convergence of telecommunication and healthcare would solve the problem of medical accessibility and deliver secondary and tertiary medical expertise to rural areas.

The conference concluded with sessions on the Role of Hospitals in Healthcare delivery in rural India by Dr. Bhargava, Senior Operations Manager at Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd, South Karnataka and 'Redefining patient experience by managerial excellence' by Mr. P Dwarkanath, Director Group, Human Capital, Max Healthcare.

A Round table discussion by Women Professionals and Indian Ethos on the topic Exploring Social and Cultural Challenges and Opportunities of Women at Work was conducted at TAPMI-CEE, Bangalore. This was organised by the Center for Indian Culture, Heritage and Management at TAPMI. The program was co-ordinated by Prof. A V Rajagopalan and Prof. Vijaya.


DISHA 2012: HR Conclave

Leveraging Technology for Effective HRM September 08 & 09, 2012
DISHA which means 'direction' in Sanskrit, stands apt for one of the major events the HR conclave at TAPMI where industry experience meets academic rigor. T.A.Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, organized the two-day mega conclave, Disha 2012, centered on the critical corporate function of Human Resources. Declared open by Padma Vibhushan Dr M. S. Valiathan, National Research Professor, Manipal University, the conclave witnessed the participation of eminent HR professionals from major corporates such as Oracle Financial Services, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Dr Reddy's Labs, Tata Consultancy Services and Nomura Financial services. Chief Guest for the inauguration, Dr Valiathan, mentioned the debilitating problems faced by the country across various sectors. Dividing those problems into Access, Quality and Innovation, he stressed that technology is the best way forward for successful resolution of the same, thus setting the theme of the conclave, 'Technology and Human Resources'. The enlightening inauguration ceremony was immediately followed by an engaging panel discussion on 'Leveraging Technology to build Human Capital' with participation from Mr. Madhukar Kapoor, Head Recruitments, Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd, Mr K Nagaraj, Deputy General Manager HR at Lanco, Udupi Power Corporation Ltd, Mr. Saumen Chakraborty, President and Global Head of Quality, HR and IT, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and Prof P.S. James, Area Chair of HR, TAPMI. The discussion saw a healthy debate on how technology is leveraged to improve recruitment, retention, training and succession. The discussions also

ventured into the use of technology to help the corporates 'Go Green' and become environment friendly. The discussion also saw an enlightening question answer session, by the interested audience. The day concluded with a second panel discussion on how technology is being used for effective performance management in the corporates. This discussion saw the participation of Mr. Ashis Sen, Internal coach, HPCL, Mr. Arijit Pal Choudhury,VP and Head Compensation India, Nomura Services India Pvt Limited, Mr. Himanshu R. Saxena, Vice President and Head, Strategy Alignment and Leadership Management, Tata Consultancy Services and Prof Vedantam Krishnan, TAPMI. This debate ventured into various technological aspects of performance appraisal, monitoring, review and improvement. Various aspects were discussed threadbare, with the audience participating with full enthusiasm. The day ended with an enjoyable cultural evening, conceptualized and performances by the students of TAPMI, which was appreciated by the guests and participants.

Day 2
The second day consisted of a series of guest lectures by the eminent guests on topics ranging from Strategy implementation and Planning, traits of selfmanagement, etc. The management students were addressed in separate batches who in turn responded enthusiastically. The guest lectures were followed by two events: Expositus - A case presentation event and Vrondi - a mock press event which again saw great participation of the students. Disha 2012 concluded on a high note with the valedictory function where the designer of the logo and winners were honoured and the guests were thanked with all sincerety for making the event a grand success.


Horizon 2012: The Finance Conclave

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal successfully organised Horizon 2012 The Finance Conclave on September 22, 2012. The Student Affairs Committee, in association with the Finance Forum handled this event and central theme of the conclave was The New Economic Order Post Crisis: Political Reforms, Regulations and Inclusive Growth. Eminent personalities from finance industry visited the campus included Dr. Manoranjan Sharma, Chief Economist, Canara Bank HO Bangalore (as Chief Guest for the Event), Mr. Arijith Mukherjee, Senior Vice President Wealth Management, Anand Rathi, Mr. Hariprasad, Vice President Treasury, Centrum, Ms. Lavanya Ashok, PIA, Goldman Sachs, Mr. Rohan Mathew, Senior Manager, ICRA, Mr. Sushil Shah, DGMBanking & Finance, First Source, Mr. Sanat Satyan, Senior Analyst, Nomura (all from Mumbai), and Mr. Shomitro Goswami, CEO, Astal Capital, Bangalore. The entire program was divided into three main parts inauguration ceremony, panel discussion and special lectures on contemporary topics by the guests. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Manoranjan Sharma by lighting of lamp along with Dr. Vasudev Rao, DeanAdministration, Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean-Branding & Promotions and Prof. Sunil K Parameswaran, Area Chair of Finance Wing at TAPMI. He spoke about the economic recessionary conditions of India and at global level. He stressed on regulations versus reforms and how they were impacting businesses in India. And finally he ended his speech by the advent of technology in the banking sector. The guest lecturers were filled with knowledge as the eminent industry guests spoke on various topics. Mr. Arijit Mukherjee spoke on Wealth Management, Mr. Hariprasad on dynamics of foreign exchange with special focus on India, Mr. Rohan Mathew on Credit Ratings, Mr. Sushil Shah on the perspective and career options in Consumer Banking and Allied Activities and Ms. Lavanya Ashok spoke on opportunities and challenges in Private Equity Investing in India.

The panel discussion was on theme 'Role of political reforms in Indian economy'. The discussion was opened by the Chief Guest, Dr. Manoranjan Sharma, stressing on the paradigm shift in economic reforms part 1991. It was taken forward by Mr. Arijit Mukherjee discussing about the issues on wealth management in India, its transition from its nascent stage in the last ten years and how regulatory bodies like RBI, SEBI have taken the country forward in terms of reforms. Further, Ms. Lavanya Ashok shared her views on investment related issues, FDI and taxation. Mr. Sushil Shah shed light upon the Banking sector's political willingness towards reforms. Mr. Hariprasad shared his opinion on RBI's liberalisation of foreign exchange. Finally Mr. Rohan Mathew shared his outlook on Credit Rating and the transformation of Basel 2 to Basel 3. He spoke about ICRA's approach towards economic reforms and existent rating agencies in the country. The event ended by the Valedictory Function where Professor Chowdari Prasad, Dean (Branding and Promotions) delivered a vote of thanks to all the guests that came down to the TAPMI campus to attend the event. Dr Sharma presented Certificates to the winners of different competitions in finance.


"M-BRACE": MGM Conclave

being controlled by structures and systems and soul searching one should engage oneself in, to find the young leader within oneself. The discussion emphasized that the outcomes are lot less important than young leaders collaborating in teams to achieve the shared organizational goals. The panel strongly agreed that one should never compromise on ethical values and stressed the importance of humility. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Col P. S James, Chair of HR Area.

The students and faculty of T. A. Pai Management institute witnessed 'M-BRACE', a management conclave organized by the Marketing and General Management wing of the institute on October 13 and 14, 2012. It was an initiative to enhance effectiveness of potential business leaders. Following the lighting of the lamp and a prayer, Professor Chowdari Prasad gave the key-note speech and spoke about how TAPMI has grown over the years and is continuously growing, thus shaping leaders in the students. The chief guest of the event Dr. Sreekanth, Vice President, HR Britannia spoke on 'Leadership for tomorrow'. He introduced to the audience, the concept of 'tipping point'. He illustrated to the audience the 'key for causes of success.' He gave examples from his personal experience about how people can learn to be good leaders and also reintroduced us to few exceptional leaders. The introduction was followed by a panel discussion on 'Managing expectations of young entrepreneurs'. It was opened by Mr. Gagan Bhargava, Group Head HRD, NDTV, who is an alumnus of TAPMI 1997-99 batch. He started the discussion by speaking about the young generation in organisations bringing about sector convergence in today's world. Mr. Vishnu Iruvanti, Head Recruitment, Myntra added on to the discussion by appreciating the intellect existing in today's younger generation. He mentioned that for a budding professional, more than skill, a holistic development of attitude and adaptability is needed to grow in today's corporate world. Prof. Animesh Bahadur, faculty of TAPMI carried forward this discussion stressing on striking a balance between the extremities encountered, how we are

SummIT 2012: IT Conclave

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal acknowledging the criticality of Information Technology in today's business, organized its first ever Information Technology Summit in the campus on Oct 20. SummIT 2012, witnessed presence of big names in the IT industry, both from private organizations and government regulators who shared their knowledge and experience with enthusiastic future managers from TAPMI. Eminent personalities such as Sri Vidyashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Govt of Karnataka, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Mr Alex Varghese Country Head India, UST Global, Mr Srini Govindaraju, Senior V.P., Lister Tech, Chennai, Mr. Pratham Hegde, Vice President, Genpact, Bengaluru, India and Ms. Poornima Shenoy, Founder & CEO, Latitude Edutech Consulting Pvt. Ltd enthusiastically participated in the conclave whose underlying message was the transformation of IT from being an enabler to becoming an industry driver. The same was highlighted by Mr Alex Varghese, who vividly described the growth of his organization from being a 14 member firm to a 9000+ behemoth. He

mentioned how India, initially viewed as centre for cost arbitrage, has metamorphised into a mature service provider for the world. Mr Varghese also talked about the accompanying challenges in this transformation like attrition, inflation, immigration policies and talent crunch and how the industry can effectively combat them. Mr Alex Varghese concluded his session by stressing on the importance of building businesses with the foundation of value systems like humanity, humility and integrity and also how it can be made effective by aligning the workforce to the organization's mission and vision. Mr Varghese was followed by Mr Pratham Hegde, VP of Genpact Analytics who underscored the importance of analytics in today's business world. Not only was his session informative, but the fact that he is an alumni from TAPMI made it all the more interesting. The lecture demystified analytics for the responsive audience and demonstrated the problem solving ability of business analytics. One of the highlights of SummIT 2012, was the session by Sri Vidyashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Karnataka, Ministry of Industry & Commerce. He spoke on the impact of IT in Governance and Environment and how it is affecting the citizens of our country. Taking the example of the various Egovernance initiatives, he described how they have been a mixed bag in terms of success and failure. He described how the Government of India, being one of the largest procurers of goods and services, has a massive need for the implementation of IT in order to increase transparency and improve efficiency. He educated the audience on the nittie gritties of etendering, a component of procurement and how it integrates and improves the transparency in any system. He also cited examples such as Aadhar and how more information leads to greater accountability. However, he also gave examples of certain failures,

which induced dissastisfaction of the stakeholders, thus highlighting the fact, there is still a long way to go. Dr. S Aithal, Area Chair of IT coordinated the event.

Manthan - The Budget Discussion

It was an eventful day at TAPMI on Sunday, March 10, 2013 which witnessed one of the intriguing budget discussions by eminent personalities from the world of finance. The Panelists were Mr. Mitesh Thakar (Technical Panel Advisor, ET NOW, CNBC), Mr. Vishwanath J K (Chief Credit Officer, DCB) and CA. Ananthanarayan Pai (Secretary ICAI, Udupi). Manthan 2013 was inaugurated by Prof. Sunil Kumar Parameswaran and Prof. Chowdari Prasad by igniting the lamp. A brief introduction about the event was given by Prof. Parameswaran. He also gave a brief introduction about the budget 2012-13. The discussion began with the analysis presented by CA. Ananthanarayan Pai. The key parameters on which he emphasized were Revenue Deficit, Effective Revenue Deficit, Fiscal Deficit and Primary Deficit among others. He also spoke about the Interest Liabilities faced by the nation to the tune of Rs. 350000 Crores, Repayment of principal due for the next year to the account of Rs. 40000 Crores and Borrowing of not less than Rs. 50,000 Crores. With this, he inferred that India's deficit to be converted into surplus in near future seems unlikely. On the front of fiscal deficit, he further clarified on how have India contained the deficit by reducing the planned expenditure like Infrastructure, Power, Roads etc. to the account of Rs. 96,000 Crores and unplanned expenditure like Interest payments, Subsidies, Defense, Defense (capital). He spoke on some of the proposals given in the Union Budget 2013 regarding Infrastructure tax free bonds, Industrial corridors, FII and FDI and SMEs. Since his

primary area of interest is Taxation, he elaborated the tax proposals to a detailed extent. According to him, the super-rich (any person earning an income of more than Rs. 1 Crore) who were earlier taxed at a rate of 30.9% will now be taxed at 33.99%. There are only 42,800 people reported to be in the super-rich category; he questioned the very essence of this new tax proposal. He advised that widening the tax base is a better measure than increasing the tax rate. Further he spoke on the proposed rebate for the salaried people earning less than Rs. 5 Lakhs as a pessimistic amendment. He argued that the new Rajiv Gandhi Scheme which is introduced this year is a restrictive policy as it allows only those investors with income below Rs. 10 lakhs and who do not hold a demat account. Regarding the Housing scheme, he told that a permanent borrowing scheme should be introduced. He also spoke on Real Estate taxation and taxation on agricultural land which according to him is a policy covering only the crow flight distance and needs a proper mechanism. He was positive about the Investment amendments and was hopeful of a boost in the investment decision by the investors. He closed his analysis by speaking on the Sec-179 Directors Act, Service Tax and Filing of Tax Returns. The second analysis was presented by Mr. Mitesh Thakar. He started off by explaining the impact of budget on FII, equity investors and rating agencies. He asked the question that how Finance Minister will be able to cut down fiscal deficit. The 2012 budget was focusing on revenue target which for the next year is estimated at Rs. 10,51, 033 Crores. Finance Minister is banking revenue growth at 21%. But the source of this growth is a big question in itself. He further spoke about the surcharge which will help raise Rs. 10,000 Crores. The present revenue deficit is at 5.2%. He emphasized in the fact that if Finance Minister removes the revenues earned by one time transactions, the deficit may shoot up to 5.6%.

He then moved to the sectoral analysis. He started off with the Infrastructure sector which he felt was a favorable move for the people at bottom of pyramid. He felt that the Financial Sector/commodities market and Petroleum sector was not included much in this budget. For the Auto sector, he felt that the budget presents a challenge for companies like M&M, and a positive sign for buses and commercial vehicle companies like Telco and Tata among others. He analyzed the impact on the Metal Sector as minimal, for the Reality Sector as a little negative, for the Road Sector as positive and for Textile Sector because of reduction in excise duty. He concluded by saying that overall it is a negative budget. The last guest to analyze the budget was Mr. Vishwanath J K. He viewed the budget from a banker's perspective. He focused on the tone of the budget which has changed over the years. He said that the credit growth is directly proportional to the GDP growth and is 2 to 2.5 times the same. According to him, the major contributors are Agriculture, Industry and Services. He said that looking at the food inflation which is at 11.3% as per the WPI; we have to earn a lot more than present. He said that the growth was more focused on the services sector which is unnatural for the economies like that of India. He was optimistic about the new regulatory authority for the Road Sector and the new policy regarding the Investment allowance. He further emphasized that there are three levers of profitability Income, Cost & Provisions. These three are impacting sectoral profitability. He spoke on the sectoral developments where he mentioned the need of R&D and efficient production in the Agriculture Sector, the tough period faced by the Automobile Sector and the Infrastructure companies not being able to make money and that they are in the phase of debt restructuring. Finally he concluded that there needs to be more income generation, widening the tax base, increment in the agriculture productivity. He particularly emphasized on the transition of workforce from Agriculture to Manufacturing to Services sector. He concluded by saying that the budget might be populist in the year of election and will be a watch year for the banking sector. All in all, it was a very informative budget session for the students and faculties of TAPMI.


Flagship Events of TAPMI

About BrandScan:
In the 19 years of its glorious existence, BrandScan has completed 215 projects for various clients making it one of the largest market research fair by a B- school in India. BrandScan has a unique way of eliciting unbiased and natural responses through the use of disguised games. It boasts of a clientele consisting of blue-chip companies from various domains ranging from FMCG, consumer electronics to the automobile industry. Professional guidance and consultations from reputed research agencies like Nielsen, TNS, Market Insight etc has helped BrandScan develop a systematic threephase research approach. The USP of BrandScan is that it serves as a platform for both learning and entertainment. The format of the event is a gala fair with customized events focused on attracting people for conducting research. BrandScan hosts more than 5000 visitors from Manipal, Udupi and other adjoining areas and remains one of the most awaited events of the year for the region. Highlights: India's largest annual market Research Fair organized by a B-School Footfall of over 6000 over 2 days 19 years of comprehensive market research experience 215 projects across diverse segments and research areas Clientele comprising of the biggest names in corporate India Multiple Repeat Clients like, Cadbury, Britannia, HUL, TVS-Motors, Titan Industries, ITC, UB group, Perfetti Van Melle, MRF, Tata Chemicals, Kurlon, and BPL Ltd. prove the trust you can place on the quality of our research Unique demographic mix comprising of over 17000 strong youth population from all over the country and over 35000+ households in Manipal, Udupi and Mangalore Subtle method of data collection through unique innovative methods. Advisory association with professionals from Nielsen,TNS, Market Insight etc. Online games to get a country wide response. Dedicated teams which are selected by dummy project presentations.

BrandScan 2012 is the 20th year of this market research event, which is unique of its kind in India's B-schools. In BrandScan, the market research is done in the form of 'Disguised Games' to get unbiased response from consumers. These disguised games are all worked on by the students of TAPMI to find out the consumer preferences and behaviour. The consumers may be of different age groups and respond through some research questions. The event is a fun, hands-on, and serious learning through research. BrandScan 2012 for the first time is being conducted in three formats : October 27 & 28: City Centre Mall, Mangalore (Mall Format) November 3 : Nehru Maidan, Kundapur (Rural Format) November 4 : KMC Greens, Manipal (Fair Format) TAPMI successfully conducted its annual market research fair, BrandScan , thereby marking its 20th edition with grand success. BrandScan is the annual extravaganza that started 20 years back in Manipal and has grown from strength to strength ever since. The BrandScan 2012 Team began work in March 2012. Based on feedback from our clients, the introduction of the Rural Format was decided upon and BrandScan added one more feather to its cap by going to Kundapura this year- a tier III city close to Manipal. After 7 months of hard work and interaction with companies from every sector, BrandScan officially released the 12 projects on Our Director, Prof. R.C. Natarajan left no stones unturned from his end as he conducted a market research workshop for the students so that they carry out the actual motive in a professional manner. In order to give the Project Leads an insight into Industry, the market research partner for the year 2012- Frost & Sullivan conducted a workshop for the Teams. The 12 Project Leads chosen after a rigorous selection process

began work on their chosen projects with great enthusiasm and energy. The BrandScan Event Phase kick started off 27th October at City Centre Mall, Mangalore where crowds flanked the stalls set up by the students of TAPMI. The event was declared open by Mr. Ravi Sheshadri, VicePresident, Bharti AXA GI. The day also saw the biggest surprise unfolding- A 10 minute Flash mob in the central atrium of the mall by the students. The crowds were enthralled and joined in as well. The Mangalore fever went on the next day as well where crowds poured in even larger numbers. The stalls set up by the students witnessed a response of more than 750 over the two days.

The second leg of the BrandScan chapter started on November 3, at Nehru Maidan, Kundapura. This was the first time that BrandScan was testing a demographic like this and it turned out to be a successful move. Inaugurated by Mr. Mohandas Shenoy, the President of Municipality of Kundapura, the event got kicked off with Nammaorina Auto, where the local Auto drivers decorated their auto for a competition. The crowd turned up in thousands to witness the magic. Events like Ladies Quiz, Kids Got Talent, Zest-the dance show and Mr. Biker- Bike Stunt Competition kept the audience enthused throughout the day. The participation of the local crowd in the competitions and the enthusiasm of the crowd was overwhelming. Mr. Biker saw the maximum turnout during the day and in the evening Zest stole the show. The final stop of BrandScan'12 was at its home pitch that is Manipal. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Raghunath Rudran, Associate Dean, Administration,

TAPMI on 4th November at the lovely KMC Greens. The set up was grand, and stage was set for a stupendous finale. 10 stalls were set up by the students that had attractive and innovative games for the crowd. The first event of the day was Adarsh Dampati- the search for the best married couple in Manipal and it saw amazing response from the participants and the audiences as well. It was followed by Kids Got Talent where the number of participants exceeded 40 with a plethora of extraordinary talent performing and enthralling the audience. Brand Quiz, conducted by Espirit, the Quiz club at TAPMI also saw teams testing their knowledge about the brands. 25 Teams from colleges like KMC, MCODS, MIT, MCOPS, MIM, and MIC participated in the event. Zest followed Brand Quiz and the event saw a fitting finish with different college teams participated and competed in Panache- the fashion show. The senior BrandScan team members also walked the ramp, much to the delight of TAPMIans. The event concluded with great style and it can be safely said that the 20th edition saw BrandScan achieve a new high altogether. BrandScan triumphed and demonstrated why it is called the Master of Disguise.


Atharva 2012-13
Atharva, the annual international B School Fest of TAPMI has always been a quest to reach greater heights through the implementation of newer ideas and innovations. What began as HILL FEST in the year 1986 as an intra-TAPMI event transformed for the first time into an inter-B school fest - SUMMIT in the year 1996. The radical change came through in the year 2002, when Summit was transformed to its current majestic avatar ATHARVA! Atharva 2012-13, was held on the 18th, 19th and 20th January 2013. The 3-day extravaganza touched upon all facets of management with an appropriate mix of fun and learning. Atharva 2012-13 has Survive, Revive, Conquer as its theme- which signifies the spirit to compete and challenge yourself in every moment, where only the best of the best survive. Atharva 201213 has scaled new heights this year with a total of 2040 participants from over 70 B Schools across India. A total of 196 students traveled to Manipal as finalists for various events of Atharva this year. Registered participants include students from IIM A, B, C, K, I, ISB Hyderabad, SP Jain Mumbai, JBIMS Mumbai, XIME Bangalore and so on. There has also been a drastic increase in the number of corporate sponsors who have associated with Atharva 2012-13. Our Principal Sponsor was MSFM Manipal and Co-Sponsor was BSE Investor Protection Fund, Mumbai. Our event sponsors include ONGC, Cognizant, TATA Agrico, Coca Cola and many others. Idea Cellular was the Telecom Partner and eSparsha was the merchandising partner. Focusing on the social aspect of management, Atharva this year organized a Marathon within Manipal by associating with M.A.D (Make A Difference), for the cause of Education for the Underprivileged. A total of 386 runners participated in the Marathon which was flagged off by our Director - Dr R C Natarajan. A grand sum of Rs 40,000 was raised with the help of this initiative and donated to MAD towards the cause. With respect to the various individual events, our flagship event QOTB (held at Kaup Beach) which was initiated in the year 2003 entered its 10th successful year. QOTB this year had taken a giant leap by moving outside Manipal for the first time and conducted preliminary rounds in Mumbai and Bangalore. The Grand Finale was hosted by the 'Pickbrain'-Mr. Giri Subramaniam of TATA Crucible fame. Moving away from the format of classroom events this year, Atharva had LIVE case studies for most of the major management events. In this case, the participants were taken to the respective companies to analyze the problem, interact with the employees and provide relevant solutions which were judged by the executives from the companies. This format was adopted in Brandiose, inFINity and Sahayog. In addition to the management events for the B Schools, this year we conducted the event Budding Managers, where the engineering college students were provided a platform to showcase their management prowess. Apart from this we also had international participants for the event Abhivyakti, an international white paper presentation competition. Polemic The Big Fight is the corporate debate where industry stalwarts come to one common platform where they will discuss and argue their viewpoints on a common topic of concern. This year, the topic of discussion was on Unleashing the Creative Genius Who should lead the march in India?. The Moderator was Mr. Ravi Subramanian- Author of National Bestsellers such as If God was a Banker, Devil in Pinstripes and so on. Since this trend spans across various fields, the panel of speakers consisted of an educationalist, a corporate, an entrepreneur and a person from the field of arts and literature. The speakers were Naveen Lakkur Co-founder Compassites, Dr M S Sriram Visiting Professor at IIM B, Dr Anbu Rathinavel Senior Vice President Polaris Financial services and Dr R C Natarajan, Director TAPMI. As a part of Xpressions, we conducted 'Vibes', the dance competition which had participants from across south India and 'Right Angles', the photography competition which had over 25 participants from across India. Apart from this, we organized the Entertainment Night which began with a 'Sand Animation' show by Kaushik Bose and a performance by noted stand-up comedian Papa CJ. The Entertainment Night enthralled an audience of ~2500 mostly comprising of Manipal based students and others. On the whole, Atharva 2012-13 challenged the young leaders and provided an environment of healthy competition, that enabled them to showcase their natural charisma, vigour and helped them chase their

undying spirit of victory! The grand 26 years have witnessed a number of changes from the name of the fest to the format in which it is being conducted. However, the two things which have always remained

constant and which will always remain constant is the Atharvan spirit of achievement and the TAPMIAN passion to scale greater heights!


Guest Sessions, Lectures/ Industry Interface

Sl.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Name Mr. Sumant Jha Organisation Cisco Designation Sector Spoken on Director, Cisco Supply Chain operations and Supply Chain Operations uniqueness of hi-tech supply chain. Career for an MBA in IT Leadership in e-commerce Industry Career in consulting Mr. Ganesan Sekar Mahindra Satyam Senior Vice President Head - Recruitment Mr. Vishnu Iruvanti Ms. Anuricha Technopak advisors DGM- HR Chander Mr. Sameer Kaul Dr. Lal Path Labs Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Srinivas Palisetty Napier Healthcare Dr. Sandesh Prabhu Dell Lifescience's Dr. Raghuram BVS Dr. Ashok Asthana Dr. Nitin Verma Mr. Nishant Gaharwar Mr. Arokia Sagayaraj Mr. Thomson Thomas Da Vita Nephrolife Seven Hills Hospital Religare Technova

Marketing of Diagnostic products & Branding Senior General Manager Patient data security & privacy Senior Advisor Strategy Healthcare IT Associate Vice President Need for Single specialty clinics Strategic Alliances Vice PresidentOperations Vice President Mhealth Director - Human Resources at General Motors Head - HR Importance of Quality in a hospital Emergence of mhealth & transformation of Healthcare sector in India due to IT General Motors' Integrated Approach to Talent Management Change Management in Renault Nissan


General Motors Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre HDFC Life

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Ms. Pragya Agarwal UB Mail Mr. Saumen Chakraborthy Dr. Reddy's

Head - Business Systems Technology Transformations in and Technology Insurance Sector Corporate- Human Talent Acquisition Resources President and Global Head of Quality, HR & IT Vice President - HR Value Creation of the employee Investment Banking Compensation Employability of the Future Implementation of strategy using balance scorecard Leadership changes and motivation Project Management

Mr. Arijit Pal Choudhary Nomura Services Mr. Madhukar Kapoor Mr. Ashish Sen Mr. Himanshu R. Saxena

Oracle Financial Head - Recruitment Services & Solutions HPCL TCS Internal Coach Vice President - HR Vice President - Project Management Center of Excellence

Mr. G. Lakshminarayan ITC Infotech


Mr. Ravi Das Gupta Biocon

Vice President - Business Leadership Development at Biocon Development and Licensing Head Business Acquisition Hitech and Manufacturing Outsourcing Market Trends in IT and Engineering Services


Mr. Rajan Bedi



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Mr. Ruby Bana Mr. Sachin Chaudhary Mr. Sagar Pawar

Madisson Genpact PWC

Chief Strategist Officer Vice President Associate Director Pharma Life Sciences Deputy General Manager & Senior Analyst Founder & CEO - Andiast Partner Country Head - Quality Assurance Country head Marketing Excellence Consultant & Client Service manager Vice President & Practice Head Owner Group business Director HR- Head CMD Partner ERS Division Corporate Vice President & Head HR HR Talent Acquisition Associate Director - HR

Communicating brand value the new way Healthcare Global Trends in Pharma & Opportunities in Consulting & Mark. Industry Analysis - A corporate finance and valuation perspective Andiast - Growth Story Experiences at E&Y Careers in Banking B2B Marketing Talent & strategy Cloud Computing Entrepreneurship & Food and beverages franchising in India CRBR SHRP Distribution Management in Foreign Markets How to prepare for a career in consulting Corporate Runaway Recruitment & Selection Tolent Management

Mr. Rajesh B V & Imacs Mr. Balaji D Mr. Raghav Belavadi Andiast Mr. Varun Dev Sharma Ernst & Young Mr. Praveen Suvarna Yes Bank

Mr. Prakash Dadlani 3M Mr. Arkesh Mishra and Gallup Mr. Kamaljeet Singh Mr. Vish Mavathur Mr. Akbar Khwaja Mr. Biswapriya Bhattacharjee Mr. TV Krishnamurthi Mr. NK Choudhary Mr. Narasimhan Navele Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan Ms. Adrione Dominic Mr. Sanjay Srivatsa iGate US Pizza IMRB TITAN Jaipur Rugs Deloitte Capgemini Flipkart Astra Zeneca Pharma

Mr. Akbar Khwaja, Director US Pizza Guest Lecture

Engineering studies. Later he went on about how he partnered with Mr. Vahid Berenijan & brought U.S Pizza to India. He gave a brief introduction to the concept of Franchising. He involved the audience in his talk by asking questions like who wants to become an Entrepreneur & What are the 7 qualities that are required to start a corporation. He narrated the obstacles that he faced during his early days and how he overcame them. He kept quoting scripts from Bhagvad Gita and how he took inspiration from them when he was going through a tough time. He also narrated humorous anecdotes from his childhood. He took the students through the journey of U.S Pizza in India and the business models implemented over the years. He emphasized on the importance of delivering value to the customers and building lasting relationships with

Mr. Akbar Khwaja, Director US Pizza & TAPMI alumnus visited TAPMI Campus on 24th July 2012. He addressed a seminar organized by OMEGA forum which was attended by about 110 students. Mr. Khwaja started out with an informal interaction with the students and gave a brief introduction about himself and how he started off by managing his father's Bar & Restaurant in Bangalore while completing his

people. He showed how Ethics & Spirituality can be incorporated into a good business model. He inspired the students by igniting the spirit of Entrepreneurship in them and giving them a fair picture of what an Entrepreneur faces in the real world. Whiff of Light, a collection of poems written by Mr.Khwaja himself was distributed among the students. At the end of the seminar, the students were so inspired that they stayed back and interacted with him for another hour. Mr. Khwaja generously made a point to answer every students query and gave his undivided attention. It was an honor for all the students to attend such an enlightening seminar.

Omega, the consulting and entrepreneurship wing of TAPMI, are conducting a workshop on 'How to prepare a successful business plan' on Saturday, September, 15 at the Seminar hall, TAPMI campus. The speaker is Mr. Shantanu Bhagwat, MBA(London Business School) and a noted investor. Mr. Shantanu has conducted workshops in premier institutes of the country like IIM Indore, IIT Bombay etc. The intricacies of converting an idea into a full-fledged successful enterprise is the focus of a daylong workshop 'Illuminate' to be organised by Udbhav Associates in collaboration with E-Cell, IIT Bombay and OMEGA forum, TAPMI.

Mr. Sujir Praphakar addresses the students on Modern Issues in Banking

Mr. Sujir Prabhakar, Retd. DGM, Syndicate Bank was in the campus on March 210, 2013 to interact with the First year students on 'Modern Issues in Banking'. He spoke on how the modern banking has moved and the technical glitches that are faced in day to day transactions. He highlighted on the failures caused through ATM services, sharing of PIN numbers and modern methods of hacking of account.

Vice President and Global CHRO for Patni - Global IT Services Company. He holds an MBA degree in HR and Finance from the University of Mumbai. He started his career in systems on COBOL platforms in the eighties, and went on to become a corporate banker with ICICI group. During the era of financial liberalization in India, he worked as a Corporate Banker with ICICI. His specialities include Organizational excellence, Leadership solutions architect, Learning and Development, Strategic HR practice, Global C o m p e n s a t i o n a n d b e n e f i t s , O rga n i za t i o n Restructuring, Shared services, PCMM and Life Coach. Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan started by touching upon various aspects like importance of an individual's goal setting and working towards achieving the goal. He discussed what sets apart an institution and its students. He expressed his opinion, that it is encouraging to see the number of students interested in taking up entrepreneurial initiatives increasing. This shows measurement of success is restricted not only to corporate but entrepreneurial initiatives as well. Research is the backend to drive excellence. Everyone wants a dream runway to raise ones patience in search of a dream run. Resistance and anxiety builds up when ones does not meet one's aspirations. Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan highlighted the readiness of students pursuing Management education in India which stands at a large number of 3 lakh students, in 2012. There are over 4500 B-schools in India catering to these students. However, only around 20% of these management graduates every year are employable. He emphasized the importance of research during a management graduation course. He also underlined that beyond academics, the number of research papers

Guest Lecture by Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan, Corporate Vice President & Head HR, Capgemini

TAPMI witnessed an interesting guest lecture on March 15, 2013, delivered by Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan. He is currently, Corporate Vice President Head of HR for all businesses at Capgemini India encompassing Application services, IT Infrastructure Management, Consulting, Sogeti & BPO. Prior to this, he was Executive

from B-school students is declining sharply. This eventually results in lack of global business perspectives amongst students. According to him, there exists immense talent in the country and it is this potential which needs to be tapped appropriately. Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan analysed the gaps in the current system. Few of his assessments in this area were that practical hand on experience is necessary and so is leadership grooming. Cross cultural skills and new models of team effectiveness are areas that need improvement as well. He stressed on the value of employability skills never to sacrifice ambitions. Change and transformation is constant. Group dynamics helps in channelizing and making winning teams. Effective communication, adaptability, willingness to learn and apply, and dealing with ambiguity are few of the very important aspects in today's corporate world. The avenues to learn and explore consists of cloud, big data analytics, predictive modelling, mobility & convergence, social media and industry interface set up. The speaker rounded off his speech by mentioning that the world today is moving towards virtual space without one being physically present. This session was followed by an interactive round where in the students of TAPMI asked questions, much appreciated and answered by the speaker. It was indeed an enriching address by the Corporate Vice President & Head HR of Capgemini - Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan.

Mr. Sanjay Sahay, IPS addresses the MBA students of Manipal on Leading through change
Mr. Sanjay Sahay, belongs to the 1989 batch of the IPS. Important assignments providing immense value addition to his professional persona include Chief of Police of three districts, (Raichur, Mandya and Chamrajnagar), SP and DIG in charge of Finance, UN peacekeeping in Kosovo and Sudan, Additional Commissioner in Bangalore City, Head of Police Computerisation, Communication and Sate Crime Records Bureau. He created ERP software, the police IT for Karnataka State Police. His presentation was read out at the TETRA World Congress, Dubai, 2012. He is presently posted as IGP, Eastern Range, Government of Karnataka, from Sept 2011. He has the expertise of managing a wide gamut of organizations in the Government at different levels, Registered Societies, and International Organisations.

The purpose of his lecture was to make skills of mediator more accessible to every person who wants to deal more effectively and creatively with the conflict of his or her life. He talked about how negotiation is a must and not a luxury in a globalized world. He also mentioned that business doesn't run in vacuum. Corporate management is tougher than Governance because of the issue of profit maximization. He talked about the new model of leadership where leaders are extraordinary not in normal circumstances but in crisis situation. Also, bad leadership is not just a fault of the leader but the fault of the people. He talked about how a manager is more about 'us' than 'me', is productive with cross boundaries and takes decisions and thinks on his/her feet. His statement "Today the meaning of the term mediator has exploded beyond its original use was thought provoking. He also mentioned how integral vision is to bring all viewpoints together as one. He spoke about how systems' thinking is about drawing better boundaries, and how it is important to define the boundaries well. He concluded by saying we need a generation which can turn conflict into an asset, a generation which has transformational change.

Mr. Akbar Khwaja, Director US Pizza & TAPMI alumnus Guest Lecture
Mr. Akbar Khwaja, Director US Pizza & TAPMI alumnus visited TAPMI Campus on 24th July 2012. He addressed a seminar organized by OMEGA forum which was attended by about 110 students. Mr. Khwaja started out with an informal interaction with the students and gave a brief introduction about himself and how he started off by managing his father's Bar & Restaurant in Bangalore while completing his Engineering studies. Later he went on about how he partnered with Mr. Vahid Berenijan & brought U.S Pizza to India. He gave a brief introduction to the concept of Franchising.

It was an enriching experience for the students of TAPMI on March 07, 2013, when they heard about the aspects and trends of social media from a Social Media marketing company. He started his talk by citing examples of how much-old social issues like corruption, dictatorship, etc. were always there in the society, and how with the advent of social media, mass campaign like that of Anna Hazare, Arab uprising, Occupy Wall Street etc. took shape and changed the world in no time. He stressed on the point that with the rise and awareness of social media channels, aggregating and congregating the data has become much easier today.

Mr. James Golsen Principal Commercial Officer, United Stated of America Consulate discusses about opportunities available in the USA for Indian communities in the areas of trade and education at TAPMI
Mr. James Golsen Principal Commercial Officer, United Stated of America Consulate (Commercial Section of Consulate) visited the Institute on Feb 28, 2013 to discuss about opportunities available in the USA for Indian communities in the areas of trade and education. Mr. James Golsen arrived at Chennai in July 2011. He is responsible for advocating U.S. commercial interests and organizing trade promotion activities in South India. In this capacity, he manages the U.S. Commercial Service offices in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Previously he served as the Commercial Attach at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand and Commercial Consul at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China. Mr. James Golsen's previous assignment was in Memphis, Tenn., working as the Commercial Service liaison at FedEx World Headquarters. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Jim worked for the International Division of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Different Aspects and Trends of Social Media explained by Mr. Deepak Goel, Founder & CEO of Drizzlin

Mr. Deepak Goel giving his insights to the students of TAPMI


Guest Lecture by Mr. Sameer Kaul, Dr. Lal Path Labs

Communicating Brand Value The New Way

TAPMI, Manipal in its guest lecture series from Industry professionals saw one of the most prominent corporate personalities come down on campus. Such was the aura of Mr Sameer Kaul , Chief Marketing officer, Dr Lal Path Labs, addressed the students on October 27, 2012. He was not only a pure marketing genius who bought lot of technology and marketing innovations in the countries' biggest diagnostic chain, but also is someone who does not fear from taking risks. He addressed a batch of Healthcare students on the diagnostic market, its trends and how it has matured and grown in the India.

Ms. Ruby Bana conveying her thoughts on the new way of communicating brand value to the students of TAPMI, Manipal.

The evolution of leadership

TAPMI played the host on the auspicious occasion of Eid to Ms Ruby Bana, The Chief Strategist Officer of Madison Media, who took time out from her busy schedule to come down to the scenic city of Manipal on August 20, 2012 to deliver a lecture on the new way of communicating brand value. Ms Ruby Bana, who joined Madison 11 months ago, brings to the table an incredible industry experience of more than 20 years in diverse roles. She talked about how the methodology of communicating brand value is rapidly changing in today's Social Age. In fact, she went on to say that she had had to unlearn some things in order to keep up with the changing situations in today's brand management scenario.

Leadership, the Biocon way, explained by Mr. Ravi C Dasgupta, Biocon Ltd
The session started by asking the students to present their insight on leadership. Mr. Dasgupta quoted Henry Kissinger's famous lines: The task of leader is to get its people from where they are to where they have not been. INFLUENCE is the word which goes hand in hand with Leadership. INFLUENCE: Integrity, Nurturing, Faith, Listening, Understanding, Enlarging, Navigating, Connecting, Empowering. TAPMI on August 24, 2012 witnessed a lecture by Mr. Ravi C Dasgupta, Vice President Group HR at Biocon Ltd. on Leadership Development at Biocon. Biocon is India's premier biopharma enterprise focused on innovation to deliver affordable healthcare solutions to patients, partners and healthcare systems across the globe.

Mr. Iruvanti enlightening the management students about the evolution of leadership and the quintessential attributes of a good leader on October 13, 2012. Mr. Vishnu Iruvanti, Head of Talent Acquisition at Myntra, who has been associated with companies like Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle and Yahoo, was on the campus to enlighten the students about how the definition of leadership has changed over the years and the attributes that the leaders must possess in this age.

Mr Prakash Dadlani, Vice President Marketing Excellence at 3M India delivers a lecture at TAPMI
Manipal, Karnataka, Aug 13th 2012 T. A. Pai Management institute, Manipal: Mr. Prakash Dadlani, Vice President Marketing Excellence at 3M I n d i a v i s i t e d T. A . P a i Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal on August 13, 2012 to deliver a guest lecture to 2nd year students. Mr. Prakash Dadlani, who joined 3M India 1 year ago, brings to the table immense industry experience of more than 15 years in different marketing and research roles; talked about Marketing in B2B, innovation driven companies, changing role of marketing and also gave a brief insight on repositioning of corporate brands. He debunked the myth of marketing being a responsibility of solely the marketing department explaining how every department needs to effectively work towards marketing and brand building. He talked about the nature of marketing in innovation centric companies. He talked about how 3M acquires customer insights using qualitative information and intuition as opposed to popular quantitative marketing research methodologies.

Mr. Ravi C Dasgupta explains the leadership strategy employed at Biocon to the students of TAPMI, Manipal

Guest Lecture on Outsourcing Market Trends, at TAPMI, by Mr. Rajan Bedi, HCL

Mr. Rajan Bedi, Head Business Acquisition Hitech and Manufacturing, Engineering Services Business, HCL delivered an interesting speech on August 20, 2012, Monday, in Outsourcing Market Trends in IT and Engineering Services, the process of making Outsourcing Decisions and how HCL is positioned to leverage the same. He briefed us upon the balanced business portfolio Q4 FY12 of HCL, U.S.A having the highest composition of 56%, followed by Europe 25%. The verticals in HCL comprises of Healthcare, Retail and CPG, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Telecom. Manufacturing and Financial Services contribute the largest 28% and 23% respectively, and Telecom is an emerging segment which right now contributes to 8% of the services. The Service Lines include Custom Applications (31%), IT Infrastructure (25%), Enterprise Applications (21%), Engineering and R&D (19%) and BPO Services (less than 5%). HCL places enormous significance to the core values of Employees first, Customers Second (EFCS); Trust, Transparency and Flexibility; Value Centricity; and are committed to practicing them in their day-to-day activities with their employees and clients.

Mr. Narsimha, Partner-Deloitte addressed the students at TAPMI

Mr. Narsimha Navele, Partner at Deloitte and touch LLP enlightened the students of TAPMI by giving a basic overview of the consulting domain and shed some light on how to start a career in consulting. He took them through a brief introduction of Deloitte Consulting and revealed some of the curious information on what they look in a candidate during recruitment for a consulting career. His advice to the batch was not to carry their B-School pride onto their head and hinted that such a pride would only lead to a beginning of their end. He said attitude is the most important aspect that the companies see in a candidate. He also mentioned how ready to learn and adaptive people have to be to have a successful career in consulting. The session ended with an exhaustive Question and Answer session where the students raised various queries they've had in this domain and with Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Kishore Chakraborti, Vice President, McKann Erickson interacted with TAPMI Students
Mr. Kishore Chakraborti, Vice President, Consumer Insights and HFD, McKann Erickson, India visited the campus on August 03, 2012 and had an interactive session with the Students on Marketing related areas with special focus on Consumer Behavior. It was a fruitful experience to the students.

Workshop on Creating Successful Business Plan

A workshop on How to create a successful Business Plan was organized by OMEGA forum on September 15, 2012 in TAPMI Campus. The speaker at the workshop was noted Venture Capitalist, investor and entrepreneur, Mr. Shantanu Bhagwat. A Key objective of the workshop was to equip Budding entrepreneurs and young professionals with the efficacy of creating up a Business Plan. The workshop discussed about business plan writing skills and techniques with highly interactive sessions, which included case-studies from India and abroad, analysis, samples, presentations and discussion. The participants actively participated in all the activities and got highly enlightened by Mr. Shantanu's vast experience. Mr. Shanatanu shared some very important tips of being an entrepreneur.

YES Bank Country Head talks to Students of TAPMI

Mr. Praveen Suvarna, Country Head & Executive Vice President, Quality Assurance, Yes Bank India visited TAPMI on August 14, 2012. Mr. Suvarna started off the discussion by briefing about his wide experience in different roles in banking industry. During the interactive session he answered queries regarding careers in Banking. He explained about various jobs in Risk management, Treasury, Investment Banking, IT, Quality etc. Being in industry for more than 20 years he shared about vast changes in banking industry in terms of innovations, automations etc. He shared the three important ingredients of job satisfaction learning, earning and career growth. He advised the students to focus on learning and career growth for initial years and choose challenging jobs to learn and grow. He also advised on choosing profiles diligently for final placements and place importance to job profile over brand. He concluded the session by emphasizing importance of interpersonal and soft skills in life. It was a learning session for the students in terms of better understanding job profiles in banking industry and important considerations for growing and satisfying careers.

Director PwC, Mr. Sagar Pawar talks to the students about the pharmaceutical industry
Mr. Sagar Pawar, Associate Director of PwC, addressed the students on various aspects of pharmaceuticals industry. He has had more than 15 years' experience in the industry and is also a Member of Indian Pharmacy Council. This lecture on August 18, 2012 was an initiative to provide the future leaders an insight into the thoughts of the present leaders from each industry and also provide a platform for them to interact and get a clear picture of the various industries in the market.

Following components were discussed as the part of workshop: Are you cut to be an entrepreneur Key requirements for starting up Idea to execution Key steps towards starting up B Plan training How to make an effective B plan

How to pitch to a VC Most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs The participants working on B-Plans presented their ideas in front of him and were offered potential ways forward to advance them in the long run. In the closing remarks Mr. Shantanu Bhagwat, highlighted the need to assess an entrepreneur within one's own self and work hard to make your dreams come true. Mr. Vishal Mehra from Thermax Ltd. visited the campus and delivered a guest lecture to the studentson September 25, 2012.

Market Research Workshop by Mr. Kaushik, Frost & Sullivan

A workshop on Market Research was conducted by Mr. Kaushik Madhavan, Director-Research, Global Innovation Centre, Frost & Sullivan. He spoke on : Industry way of Market Research to the students of TAPMI. Few of the faculty had also involved actively. BrandScan 2012 shifted into high gear with the workshop on September 27, 2012 by Kausik Madhavan, Director - Research, Global Innovation Centre, Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan is a global leader in market research and consulting. Frost & Sullivan is also the Market Research Partner for BrandScan 2012. Partnering with Frost & Sullivan helps bring in current industry best practices to a BrandScan research project. Around 70 students, comprising of the Project Leads and two members of their LSG (Lead Support Group), attended the workshop. The students were led through the latest trends in customer research. The workshop included several live activities which ensured that the students got a chance to try out what they learnt. The workshop was followed by a Q&A session. The discussion ranged from statistical techniques to data privacy issues in market research.

Change Management by Mr. Arokia Sagayarajh, Renault Nissan

Mr. Arokia Sagayaraj, Head- HR, Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre, chennai spoke to students on Change Management in Renault Nissan on September 26, 2012.

Integrated Approach to Talent Management by Mr. Nishant, General Motors (TAPMI Alumnus)

Technology Transformations by Mr. Thomson Thomas, HDFC Life

Mr. Thomson Thomas - Business Systems and Technology, HDFC Standard Life Insurance delivered a highly enlightening lecture on the September 27 on the topic Technology Transformations in the Insurance sector. As a part of TAPMI's guest lecture by series the lecture centered on key technology trends adopted for customer satisfaction with special emphasis on the Insurance sector. Mr. Thomas also emphasised on the importance of looking at IT and Marketing though the same lenses given the increasing importance of technology on the marketing domain. The session concluded with an interactive exchange with the students and faculty present.

Mr. Nishant Gaharwar, Director- Human Resources, General Motors, Bangalore delivered on September 29, a guest lecture on Integrated approach to Talent Management which kept attendees in rapt attention throughout the lecture. Topics of discussion raged from understanding talent, codifying talent, managing talent and succession planning. The speaker kept the session alive with his personal experiences and encouraged the participants to raise doubts to make the session

interactive. In all, it was a very enlightening session that saw its participants leave with a better understanding of talent and broad smiles after the hour well spent. On October 05, 2012 two professionals from the Industry had interaction with the students. Mr. Rajnish Datta, President of Human Capital Management at Yes Bank, Gurgaon. Mr. Anirban Ganguly, Director, Credit Risk, Standard Chartered Bank, Mumbai interacted with the students. Mr. Aashish Argade, Manager, NCDEX, Hyderabad visited TAPMI for a 3 day visit to TAPMI. He interacted with the students of TAPMI on overview of the working of Commodity Exchange, Risk Management and Internal controls of the exchange on October 06, 2012. Mr. Ramachandra S Krishnan , Managing Partner, Littler Associates, Chennai addressed the students on October 11, 2012. October 13 Mr. Sreekantj Arimanithaya, Britannia, Bangalore Mr. Vishnu Iruvanti, Myntra, Bangalore Dr. Raghuram, President, TI Cycles & BSA Motors visited TAPMI for a Guest Lecture on Business Strategy at TI Cycles. Ms. Anuricha Chander DGM HR at Technopak Advisors visited the institute for a brief discussion with the students of the PGP 1. Mr Ashok Banerjee, VP head Engineering FLIPKART Visited TAPMI for a Lecture to the students of PGP 2.
Mr. Mahadevan (Retd.) Vice Admiral, Indian Navy delivers the talk.

According to him, Motivation within this great body is immensely significant. The Indian Navy is motivated to perform to their maximum capability. Motivation arises from work that creates tangible results; results that are brought about by innovation, new ideas or approaches; work that more or less coincides with a man's values and beliefs. Conscious and deliberate stress is necessary to motivate an individual to a higher degree, which results in accomplishment of the objective. Team building is an important aspect in the Indian navy, where mentoring is institutionalized. Adventure training and sports are other activities that strive at building competitive spirit. Boot camp is one activity that transforms a man into his culture.

Mr. Mangesh Punekar (Country Head-HR) from Petronas addresses the Students
Mr. Mangesh Punekar visited TAPMI on December 15, 2012 for an Interactive session with the Students on Practical Approaches to HR in the Corporate World. He started his lecture by a brief introduction about himself and wanted to take a holistic view on the whole subject rather than focusing on a narrow topic. He asked the students to play an interactive game where they introduce each other with a creative laugh and briefly speak about their passion. This exercise brought about a laughter riot in the class and everyone was involved in this activity.

The Military Experience Vice Admiral (Retired) Ganesh Mahadevan Lectures at TAPMI
Very few times students of business administration get a perspective of organizational behaviour in a military organization. Today, the students at TAPMI experienced an enthralling session by Vice Admiral (Retd) Ganesh Mahadevan on his involvement with the Indian Navy. He gave an exhaustive and informative view of organizational behaviour at work at Indian Navy. He began his speech by saying 'The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war', which was much applauded by the audience. He introduced them to the Indian perspective of transformation what it takes to become a world class navy.

Mr Sumant Jha, Director Cisco Supply Chain Operations, addressed the Students
Mr. Sumant started the lecture by saying an operations professional are given everyone's mess and has 'do it' in less. He then spoke on the foundations of Cisco. He also shared his view that it is good to have a healthy paranoia to work well and diligently. Cisco is a constant learning organization and turning into a value company and he says maybe sometime Cisco can become a growth company. Their focus is on new markets as well. The students were shown the evolving business offerings of Cisco and how technology defines the world and how Cisco provides a lot of these solutions. He spoke how internet and video conferencing has grown and how internet will evolve from 'internet of the people' to an 'internet of everything' where even things such as trucks would be connected by a link and you can monitor the data traffic. Mr. Bijender Vats, Associate Director for HR, MSD India (Merch Sharp & Dohme) addressed the students of PGP 1 on January 28, 2013. Dr. Lawrence Pratchett, Dean, Faculty of Business, Government & Law & Mr. Julian Longbottom, Director, International Office, University of Canberra, Australia addressed the First year students on January 24, 2013. Dr. Pratap Reddy, IG of Police, Western Range visited the Institute to address the students on Summer Intern Projects for Students with Police department. Dr. P. D Shenoy, Retd. IAS officer and Trustee of TAPMI address a Workshop on Medical Negligence for Faculty & Health Care Students on January 25, 2013.

Mr. Ganapathy Lakshminarayan, ITC Infotech talks about Project Management

Mr. Ganapathy Lakshminarayan addressed the students of TAPMI on August 25, 2012. He spoke on the nuances of Project Management. Mr. Lakshminarayan has 30 years' experience in the IT industry, spanning from Project Management, creation of CoE for Project Management, Testing, and Software implementation, Software process consulting to organizational activities such as annual planning, resource planning, and interface to Technology Partners. He is currently heading the Project Management Centre of Excellence within ITC Infotech, with a focus on building and nurturing Project and delivery Management Competency, implementation and improvement of Project Management processes across the organization. He threw light on the IT sector and how well it is run because of Project Management. He gave a brief overview on the varied aspects of Project Management and how important it is in today's society. He also talked about how this helps in Non- IT sectors, for example, construction. He talked about the importance of knowing project management for the company to run like a well-oiled machine. He concluded with how MBA and project management are related. The audience could see that this is a lucrative career option and enjoyed the interactive session and how a new branch of management was open to all the IT enthusiasts.


Industry Interaction
Monthly talk organized by NHRD-Bangalore chapter
National HRD Network, Bangalore had organized a monthly talk on People Challenges in Building a Global Indian Brand. It was organized at The Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road on Thursday the May 03, 2012. Mr. Nagaraj from TAPMI-CEE, Bangalore attended this event. The audience was addressed by Mr. Ravi Prasad, Executive Chairman, Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ravi Prasad shared his personal experiences of his career with Himalaya. He is an MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Manila and he narrated his career with Himalaya and how was able to secure the present position. He also explained the strategies he adopted to transform Himalaya from an Indian company operating healthcare space to a global wellness brand. Mr. Reddy spoke on the role of CII in the Industrial and Economic development of Karnataka. He also explained various initiatives/ventures of the CII with the Government of Karnataka in promoting investments in the various infrastructure projects and setting up of industries. He also sought member's views on the steps to be taken in the days to come to make CII a more effective organization in the development of Karnataka. Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean (Branding & Promotions), TAPMI, Manipal and Mr. Nagaraj T, Manager (Planning &Development) from CEE, Bangalore attended the meet.

TAPMI - Supporting Sponsor at AIMA Management Conclave

TAPMI was one of the Supporting Partner of the Management Conclave on Best Practices in Management Education conducted by All India Management Association- CME at Bangalore on the 26th June.

CII Programme on Interactive session with Dr. Subir Gokarn, Dy Governor, RBI and Members meet with Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, Chairman, CII (Southern Region):
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka arranged an Interactive Session and a Members Meet on May 11, 2012 at Bangalore. Dr. Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India spoke on Global Environment and Global Growth with specific reference to the present Indian situation. He also narrated the present Indian scenario in the areas of Exports, the balance of payments and the inflation levels. This was followed by a presentation by Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, Chairman, CII (Southern Region).

TAPMI participated in the conference to expand its Networking for Industry Interface. Mr. Nagaraj of CEE participated in the Conference. 74

HR 2012 Summit of NASSCOM held at Hotel Le Meridien, Chennai, on July 25 - 26, 2012
NASSCOM had organized its HR Summit 2012, on July 25 and July 26, 2012, at Hotel Le Meridien, Chennai. It foresees that within a few years, four generations of workers would come together and work. Currently the Millenials are marching forth, and baby boomers are in positions of power. With multiple generations of workforce in the work place, cross generational HR policies may be required, and this was one of the issues that was discussed at the Summit. Another challenge facing HR in organizations is that with the advent of a globalized workforce, alignment of organizational vision is an emerging challenge. Due to mobility of people, a cross cultural mind set and knowledge of regulatory environments is required. Another emerging HR issue to be addressed is the changing gender mix and the attitudinal tweaking that is required. Mentorship and reverse learning was also discussed. Creation of a pipeline of leadership and succession planning is another emerging challenge. Speakers and delegates deliberated on all these issues, and shared experiences, and best practices. TAPMI was represented at the event, by Prof. Raghunath Rudran. Apart from imbibing lessons from the thought leadership during the event, this was a very important opportunity for networking and building brand TAPMI, and enhancing its visibility among the Corporates.

Seminar on Fraud as a Strategic Risk What CFO's and CEO's don't Notice, but Should
CII, Bangalore had organized a seminar on Frauds for the Chief Financial Officer of companies on July 27, 2012 in Bangalore. The programme was co-partnered by KPMG. There were two presentations on Frauds in companies followed by a Panel discussion on Practical Challenges in identifying fraud within organizations. About 45 participants from different companies attended the same. Mr. Nagaraj from CEE attended the programme. The presentations were made by Mr. Rahul Sogani, Director, Forensic Services, KPMG India and Mr. Parag Deodhar, Chief Risk Officer, Bharati-AXA General Insurance. The panel discussion comprised of Mr. Murali Talasila, Partner, Forensic Services, KPMG India, Mr. Ragu Gunabooshanam, Chief Financial Officer, Praxair Inc, Ms Neeta Revankar, Chief Financial Officer, Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd & Mr. Indranil Chowdhury.

International Conference by Academy of Indian Marketing

Academy of Indian Marketing, in association with Alliance University, Bangalore and American Marketing Association held its 2nd International Conference on Innovations in Marketing for Emerging Markets Global Challenges and Opportunities, on July 29 and 30, 2012 at Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore. The Conference co-Chairs were Dr Jagdish N Sheth, Dr V Kumar, Dr Madhukar Angur and Dr Piyush Kumar Sinha. 21 leading B-Schools were partnering in this event. These include IIM Bangalore, SJM School of Management, IIM Calcutta, TAPMI, Alliance University, MICA, IIM Lucknow, XLRI, BIMTECH, Wellingkar, SP Jain Institute, FMS, NIILM, IIM Ahmedabad, University of Hyderabad, ISB, LIBA, IMT, IIM Indore and Great Lakes. About 100 delegates who attended the two-day event were from Academia and Industry belonging to India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Africa, USA, UK, etc. Various papers presented and Lectures delivered by eminent speakers at the Conference covered the topics like Globalisation of Indian Enterprises, CSR in Emerging Markets, Creating Value in Emerging Markets, Retailing and Services, Strategy & Modeling, Consumer Behaviour, Globalisation of Marketing, etc. The Conference was inaugurated by Shri Adi Godrej, President-CII and Chairman-Godrej Group on the first day. At the valedictory session, Mr Bhaskar Bhat, MD75

TAPMIans Network with Corporates in New Delhi

Prof Animesh Bahadur accompanied by two students of Placement Committee from PGP2 viz., Ms Neha and Mr Anant visited New Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and NOIDA region between July 25 and 28, 2012 to meet senior HR Executives from several Corporates and attending two Conferences organised by NHRDN and AIMA. The team had met and exchanged about TAPMI with nearly 100 professionals during their visit.

Titan Industries Ltd., Mr Shashi Kiran Shetty, CMD of Allcargo Logistics Ltd and Mr Sameer Kaul, Vice President (Marketing) of M/s Lal Path Labs spoke and presented their respective companies with reference to Brand Building in Emerging Markets. Best Paper awards were announced at the Conference. Dr RC Natarajan, Director, Prof Chowdari Prasad, Dean (Branding & Promotions), Prof HS Srivatsa, ChairmanPlacements at TAPMI, Manipal attended the two day event. Two students of PGP2 Ms Supriya and Mr Bijoy also participated in the event. The team interacted with the cross section of leading academicians from India and abroad as also networked with Who is Who of the Corporate World representing marketing profession.

Interactive Session with Mr Adi Godrej, President, CII, in Bangalore.

CII organized an Interactive Session with Mr Adi Godrej, President CII in Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on August 27, 2012. The event focused on the practical steps contemplated/already taken by CII in the country and Karnataka State in particular. He gave a Special Address, to about 200 participants. Mr Nagaraj, Manager (P&D) at TAPMI CEE attended the program on behalf of the Institute.

Mission focused approach of AACSB adds value to an institute: TAPMI Director @ IMC 2012

Meeting of the Karnataka Association of Autonomous Business Schools (KAABS):

A meeting of the Karnataka Association of Autonomous Business Schools (KAABS) was held in the CEE premises on July 31, 2012. The meeting was presided over by Prof. J Philip, President of Xavier Institute of Management (XIME), Dr. R C Natarajan; Director from TAPMI who is also the Vice President of the Association attended the meeting. Representatives from SDM Mysore, IFIM Business School Bangalore and Mount Carmel Bangalore attended the meeting.

TAPMI Co-sponsors the MSME Conclave 2012 at Chennai organised by CII Southern Region
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has been recognised as engine of growth all over the world. Apart from supporting large industries, MSMEs serve as a breeding ground for innovation and adaptation. They have emerged as one of the most vibrant sectors of the economy accounting for about 95 percent of the Industrial units in the country, providing about 45 percent of the value addition in the manufacturing. MSMEs in India are characterized by low capitalization and limited assets, poor access to capital markets and various other constraints. In this background, CII Southern Region organised a Regional MSME Conclave at Chennai during August 22-23, 2012. TAPMI, for increasing its visibility and net working, participated in the conclave as a Corporate Contributor.

Dr R C Natarajan Speaking at Indian Management Conclave 2012

Dr R C Natarajan, Director of TAPMI, Manipal, at the Indian Management Conclave 2012 spoke about the process the institute had gone through to get accreditation from AACSB International for TAPMI which came in April 2012. He was speaking at the conclave organised by MBA at Delhi on August 10, 2012.

India China Management Education Conference 2012 The premier forum for leaders in Management Education in India and China September 23, 2012 - Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, P. R. China

Director, Dr R C Natarajan participated in the India China Management Education Conference 2012, at China. He was also Keynote Speaker and was also one of the Panelists in the Open Discussion forum titled Educating Leaders and Managers in the world's two largest & fastest growing Nations, China and India during the India China Management Education Conference 2012 held at Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, P R China during September 21-23, 2012.

TAPMI participates in the IMS B-School Tour

A B-School tour was organized by IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., at Bangalore for the MBA Aspirants. The Interaction was held at The Royal Comforts, Jayanagar 4th block, Bangalore. There were 10 stalls in the exhibition apart from TAPMI, the other participants included S P Jain, Kirlosakars, Alliance Business, Wellingkar, ITM, IBS, Acharya Institute of Management & Praxis (a Business School in Kolkota imparting one year course in Business Analytics). Wellingar were the Associate Sponsorer. There were more than 50 visitors to the TAPMI stall and as many as 26 have made enquiries on PGDM admissions and EPGDM at the counter.

Dr Desai made a highly analytical presentation on On Post Liberalisation Economy and the Challenges followed by Questions and Answers session for over an hour. During his lecture, he touched upon the Trade Policy of 1980's which was reviewed, Import Licenses and Corruption, EXIM Scrips, Financial Sector reforms during 1991-93, recent trends of GDP, Inflation, Consumption & Investment levels, Balance of Payments, Deficit Budgets, FDI, Govt Expenditure, recent 2nd Economic Crisis in India, RBI devaluation of rupee, etc connecting to the State of Indian Economy at present and the likely fate of the common man if remedies are not thought of! Later, the audience also discussed on infrastructure development, abolishing of SEBI, creation of a new Debt Market for SMEs, Power Sector Reforms and a single market electricity.

MUTBI, Manipal
The New Venture Strategy, an open elective offered by TAPMI in collaboration with MUTBI was inaugurated for the B. Tech students of MIT, officially on 24th August 2012 by Mr. Luis Miranda (Former Chairman IDFC, PE). The aim of the course is to impart Knowledge of Business and its environment, skills of scanning for opportunities, Writing Business Plan and developing attitudes and aptitude of ideation, creativity and lateral thinking. Prof. Dr. R. C Natarajan briefed the students on new product development, & associated concepts by conducting a practical demonstration (Greeting card game). Prof. Dr. A. Sivakumar deliberated on the intricacies of Elements of entrepreneurship, Marketing, Planning and Forecasting, and also risks and uncertainties in the context of new ventures.

2nd meeting of CEO Forum at CII, Bangalore

Prof Chowdari Prasad, Dean (Branding & Promotions) is a member of the CEO Forum at CII, Bangalore. The forum organizes monthly meetings with leading professionals to discuss contemporary topics in business and management. The 2nd meeting of the Forum was held on Sept 27 at Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore and was addressed by Dr Ashok V Desai, Former Member of PM's Economic Advisory Council and now Chairman, Corporate Catalyst (India) P Ltd as also Director, Forbes, Marshall and Company. He is also Consultant Editor of The Telegraph and a columnist in Business World. About 40 CEOs, MDs, Chairmen and members of CII attended the meeting.

Panel Discussion on HR-New Directions in Training & Development

ISTD, Bangalore chapter organized a panel discussion on the topic New Directions in Training & Development in the premises of XIME (Xavier Institute of Management), Electronic City, Bangalore on the 13th of October 2012. The panel was chaired by Prof. Philip, President, XIME. Mr. Gangadharan, President, ISTD addressed the gathering. The event witnessed about 50 participants hailing from different companies and the academia. The participants included Sr HR Heads of different companies as well. Mr Nagaraj from TAPMI CEE attended the same.

Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar

Book on Medical Negligence authored by our Governing Council Member

A book on Medical Negligence: What doctors, patients and hospitals should know" authored by Dr P D Shenoy (Retd I.A.S) our Trustees and Governing Council Member was released on November 23, 2012 at a brief function held at Manipal University. The book was released by our Chairman, Dr. Ramdas M Pai. Director, Faculty, Staff of TAPMI and many other dignitaries of Manipal University were present.

Every year the Embassy of Sweden celebrates the Nobel Prize via the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week. The Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar is hosted by Volvo Buses in India under patronage of the Swedish Ambassador to India. The seminar organised on October 29, 2012 was the fourth seminar. The aim of this seminar was to create greater awareness about the issues and concerns of all stake holders towards creating a sustainable transport eco-system. The seminar also aimed at bringing together the stakeholders from cities facing common issues and helps them achieve solutions through a shared vision. The panelists included top officials of Volvo, the Swiss ambassador to India and personalities from IIM, IIT's and other NGO's. Mr. Nagaraj from CEE, Bangalore attended this event organised at Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore.

TAPMI in TIMES Education Expo

Times of India organized an Education Expo in Bangalore on Nov 25 and 26, 2012 in Hotel Mathann, Old Air port Road, Bangalore. About 32 different education institutions took part in this fair. TAPMI had also put up a stall to promote the PGDM programme of Manipal Campus as well as the AIMA-PGDM programme that is being launched in TAPMI-CEE, Bangalore.

AIMA Program
Dr. Raj Aggarwal, Director, AIMA-CME, New Delhi along with Dr Hari Krishna Maram, Chairman, AIMS, Bangalore Chapter visited TAPMI-CEE, Bangalore on Oct 30, 2012. They had discussions with the TAPMI officials with regard to holding their PGDM programme in CEE, Bangalore. Dr R C Natarajan, Dr A S Vasudev Rao, Prof Chowdari Prasad, Dr Gururaj Kidiyoor, Dr Vijaya and Mr Nagaraj took part in the deliberations. The discussions were fruitful.

The Times Education Expo had also organised at Pune on November 27, 28, 2012 at Hotel .....and Nehru Maidan, Mumbai during December 01-02. TAPMI had participated in both the fairs aimed at MBA Aspirants.

TAPMI Prime sponsor at the Vth International Accreditation Conference

TAPMI was the prime sponsor of the Vth International Accreditation Conference organized by Mr Thothathri Raman of SEAA Trust, New Delhi on November 5 & 6, 2012 held at New Delhi. Seven accrediting agencies viz., AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, ACBSP, IACBE, BAC and SAQS (AMDISA) presented their processes on the two days. As on date, 19 B-Schools in India are accredited by these agencies of which ISB and TAPMI are the two by AACSB.

Dr RC Natarajan, our Director shared TAPMI's experience in accreditation with the participants. Four of our faculty members, Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dr Gururaj, Dr Prashant Yatgiri and Dr Vidya Pratap attended the two day event. A book titled 'International Accreditation MBA Game Changer' authored by Mr Raman was released on the first day.

World Brand Congress

The World Brand Congress was a meeting place over 500 of the world's branding and marketing elite professionals who met under one roof. We could hear top executives from the World's biggest brands and most influential marketing organizations answering today's critical business challenges and sharing their Experience on the power of Brand-Building and on Marketing ideas to reach out to the consumer at the World Brand Congress 2012. TAPMI was the Bronze Sponsor for this prestigious event.


AIMS International Conference

AIMS International Conference on Management: Managing Services in Competitive Environment. Organized by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore was held on January 6-9, 2013 at Bangalore in which few faculty members of TAPMI participated and presented few papers. TAPMI also sponsored. Prof. Srikanth P presented a paper on Awareness of Credit Rating Among Indian Investors and also chaired a technical session on Investment Decisions Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee presented a paper on Identifying Research Gap Using Morphology: A Study on MCDM involving AHP Prof. Rishi Kesavaram V presented a paper on Relationship Between Customer Contact and Process Design in Healthcare

well understood and focused on. At the same time, it is imperative that the right skill sets in manpower is developed. Currently there is a dearth of skilled manpower, especially at lower levels. Superior technology needs to be used. A number of senior professionals in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management were present at the conference. Speakers and delegates deliberated on all these issues, and shared experiences, and best practices. TAPMI was represented at the event, by Prof. Raghunath Rudran. Apart from imbibing concepts and lessons from academicians and professionals, this was a very important opportunity for networking and building brand TAPMI, and enhancing its visibility among corporates.

Fifth Meeting of the CII, Bangalore CEO Forum: Interactive Session with Mr John L. Flannery, President & CEO, GE India

TAPMI participates in the 7th Global Summit on Supply Chain & Logistics Management, New Delhi
AIMA (All India Management Association) organized its 7th Global Summit on Supply Chain & Logistics Management, on August 21 and August 22, 2012, at Welcom Hotel Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi. The theme of the Summit was to set an agenda for the future, for the development of Supply Chain Competitiveness. With growth of world economy, new challenges and opportunities emerge. To strengthen their position, companies need to create more value for their competitors. Companies need to leverage their internal strengths. They must also leverage on national and international infrastructure, apart from other resources. To achieve globally competitive supply chains, the enabling role of infrastructure needs to be

CII, Karnataka State Council organized an Interactive Session with Mr John L. Flannery, President & CEO of General Electricals, India. The session was arranged in Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore on January 31, 2013. Mr John Flannery delivered the talk on GE's Perspective of a Globally Evolving India. He emphasized that India will be a preferred destination for the investments from their company. He also briefly expressed his views on the measures that are required to be taken from the Finance Ministry in particular and the Govt of India in general to encourage investments, and the corrective measures to be taken in the present industrial and economic scenario in India. About 30 participants from different companies attended the interactive session and Mr Nagaraj from CEE, Bangalore participated in this event.

AIMA's 7th National Brand Summit

All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi had organized the 7th National Brand Summit in Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore on Tuesday, February 05, 2013. The theme of the summit was Challenges of ReBuilding Brand India : Role of Industry. The keynote address was given by Mr Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Industries Ltd. Eminent persons from the Industry participated in the three panel discussions. The summit observed that India is being seen as new land of opportunity. One of the largest and fastest

growing markets, India has been on the must-have list of the global investors and brands. The summit made a review of the past and chalked out the fresh impetus required in building the India brand. It was also observed in the summit that rebuilding the India brand will require significant work on the parts of both the government and the industry. The summit was attended by persons from corporate, academia and different management organizations. Mr Nagaraj from CEE, Bangalore attended the summit.

Students Activities
Episode - 2012
EPISODE an intra-college week long cultural extravaganza conducted every year by the Literary committee of TAPMI. This event is designed to create a conducive atmosphere for the exchange of ideas between two batched of students which otherwise have very few or no reason to interact. This is a unique concept by TAPMI, where it is realized that the exchange of knowledge is necessary to augment the learning that takes place on campus. EPISODE introduces the first year batch to the way TAPMI gets things done. Under uncompromising conditions students will be tested on how well they are able to balance academic and extra-curricular commitments Much before the induction of the new batch, the sophomores form six teams, each team being represented by an able team leader. The team leader will assign P.O.Cs for each event, and the TL himself will

be the POC for Litcom. The Theme for this year's EPISODE was Fantasy. First years will be assigned teams before hand and team meetings are conducted after declaration of teams. Here they make new bonds, interact with people of contrasting ways of thinking, and yet come together to be one, for the sake of their team! It is definitely a stunning sight to see how the energy levels are transferred from the seniors to the juniors. An unnatural phenomenon, something you cannot express in words: EPISODE. Yes, it's the end of the confusion and the teams with their catchy slogans shine bright, yet there are miles to go before the juniors can sleep, and their beds and rooms shall only be utilized to catch remnants of sleep! just the beginning of something so tiring that bodies ache and eyes sag with dark circles, and yet something so beautiful that every junior shall cherish for the rest of their lives, in TAPMI and beyond!

DEFI' 12
OMEGA (Organization for Managerial Entrepreneurial Guidance and Assistance), the consulting and entrepreneurship wing of T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, organized a three day entrepreneurial event Defi from October 12 to 14, 2012. This is one of a kind event aimed at bringing out the entrepreneurial talent of students and gives them a platform to showcase it. Participating teams were provided an opportunity to start a venture for three days and make profits. Students became entrepreneurs for three days and tried to make their ventures profitable. 6. Team Yum Bee Yay Various types of authentic Dosa and filter coffee stall 7. Team Dreamcatchers Jive classes and party of the year 8. Team Manipal Mall Unique experience of Mall in Manipal 9. Team Bubblebar Home made chocolate shop 10.Team Awesome Inc. Flee market in TAPMI OMEGA (Organization for Managerial Entrepreneurial Guidance and Assistance), the consulting and entrepreneurship wing of T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, organized a three day entrepreneurial event Defi from October 12 to 14, 2012. This is one of a kind event aimed at bringing out the entrepreneurial talent of students and gives them a platform to showcase it. Participating teams were provided an opportunity to start a venture for three days and make profits. Students became entrepreneurs for three days and tried to make their ventures profitable. The short listing round for Defi'12 was done on 25th September by panel of six TAPMI professors. 33 teams presented their ideas with passion but only 10 were able to make it to the next round. These shortlisted 10 teams got the opportunity to set up their venture and competed with each other for winning the coveted 'Defi'12 Champions' trophy. The 10 shortlisted teams were:

The short listing round for Defi'12 was done on 25th September by panel of six TAPMI professors. 33 teams presented their ideas with passion but only 10 were able to make it to the next round. These shortlisted 10 teams got the opportunity to set up their venture and competed with each other for winning the coveted 'Defi'12 Champions' trophy. The 10 shortlisted teams were: 1. Team A2Z The complete image makeover shop 2. Team Al Hind TAMPI's own Barbeque Nation 3. Team Hepta Mago Remote controlled car racing tournament 4. Team Aces high TAPMI's own casino providing card analysis games 5. Team Biz fanatics Business to business marketing in Manipal

1. Team A2Z The complete image makeover shop 2. Team Al Hind TAMPI's own Barbeque Nation 3. Team Hepta Mago Remote controlled car racing tournament 4. Team Aces high TAPMI's own casino providing card analysis games 5. Team Biz fanatics Business to business marketing in Manipal

6. Team Yum Bee Yay Various types of authentic Dosa and filter coffee stall 7. Team Dreamcatchers Jive classes and party of the year 8. Team Manipal Mall Unique experience of Mall in Manipal

Joyfest' 12
Joyfest 2012 was held at TAPMI from the 17th to the 20th of October 2012 as a part of celebrations of the Joy of Giving Week. Joyfest involves the aspects of giving to the less fortunate and sharing a part of our lives with them. It is a 'festival of philanthropy' to show our concern for and to the less privileged lot in the society. The Social Endeavour Group of TAPMI believes that the youth of India should take the initiative to sensitize people on the issues/problems faced by the underprivileged. The basic idea was to involve the management students of TAPMI in teaching orphan children dance, music, arts and craft in campus and finally organize an event showcasing their talent on the 20th October, 2012. Also, as part of Joyfest, SEG organized an NGO Mela at MIT food court on 19th Oct and at TAPMI campus on 20th Oct. Along with Namma Bhoomi, an NGO which sold its products in the campus last year, few more NGO's and local women entrepreneurs showed interest in selling their products in the campus. Some of the products these NGO's offered were each Bakery Items, Ladies Garments, Tera cotta, jute & cotton products, Bio organic products, ayurvedic items. To promote the sales of the NGO's a competition 'Parivartan', marketing for a cause was organized. In the competition student teams from TAPMI were allocated an NGO and were asked to market their products in the TAPMI campus from 18:00 hrs of 18 Oct, 2012. The students very enthusiastically marketed their products, by putting up banners, posters at various places in the campus. One of the teams had stuck balloons on each and every table of canteen to promote the NGO's product. The teams came up with many innovative ideas to help the NGO's increase their revenues. The competition was judged by Prof. Animesh Bahadur and Prof. Sushanta Kumar Sarma and Team Aasha comprising of Sandeep Kuberkar, Sankeertana, Pragati Jaiswal emerged as the winners while team F.R.I.E.N.D.S. comprising of Prapti Kuhikar, Mukund Holani, Sameer Chhappar emerged as the runners up. Children from Shri Krishna Bal Niketan and Childrens' Home, Nittur participated in the four day festival this year. While the kids were being trained in their domains of interest, a small surprise was planned for them on October 18. TOM & JERRY was screened at the student centre. Genuine smiles on the faces of the delighted kids were worth a watch. A group of volunteers for each of the discipline facilitated their learning as their mentors, aiding them throughout the span of four days. On the final day i.e. 20th Oct, a performance was put up by the children who had been trained in the discipline of their choice, such as singing, dancing, arts, crafts and dramatics. Close to 60 volunteers schooled the children in various aspects of dance, music and dramatics, and the children responded by putting up an excellent final-day performance in presence of chief guest Dr. K. Sankaran a graduate from the esteemed IIT Kharagpur, PGDM from IIM Bangalore and PhD from Kent State University, Ohio,


USA and currently working as Director of Justice KS Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte, Udupi Dist., Karnataka. Staff and faculties of TAPMI, which included Prof. Sankalpa Bhatacharjee, Prof. Raghunath Rudran, Prof. Animesh Bahadur, Prof. Debmallya Chaterjee and family, Prof. P S James, Prof Vidya Pratap, Prof K J Jaims, Mr. N G Nayak graced the occasion to encourage the children. During these four days, after getting permission from Shri Krishna Bal Niketan for bringing the children to TAPMI, a bus was arranged for transportation of the children and representatives. Snacks were arranged for the children and the representatives. Simultaneously, a group of volunteers travelled to Childrens' Home, Nittur to teach the different disciplines to the children there. Leaving the college every day after classes at 5.30 pm, they would go to Nittur every evening to spend quality time with the

children, and, in the process, teach the children the various disciplines of music, dance, drama, arts and craft. Dance groups presented solo or group dance performances, as did the groups trained in music. The children trained in dramatics presented a series of highly humorous skits, and the children associated with the arts and craft put up an exhibition of their displays, all of which were highly appreciated. The role played by some of our student colleagues who acted as translators cannot be overlooked, as they were facilitators for the close relationship that the children shared with their mentors. The evening concluded with the felicitation of the participating children by the guests, followed by snacks and high tea. After that, the children returned with promises of coming back next year, a promise which TAPMIans look forward to with great anticipation.

Computer Workshop by TAPMI Students for School children

A computer workshop was organised by Social Endeavour Group (SEG), students group of TAPMI for around 40 students of class 9 of Rajiv Nagar School on Feb 28, 2013 at TAPMI Campus. It was organised in one of the Computer Labs. Rajiv Nagar School is a government school near

Badagabettu village and around 3 kms from TAPMI campus. The workshop was intended to make students understand the benefits of internet and help them learn how to use internet. A presentation based on a course structure was presented to students. Student volunteers from TAPMI guided the children throughout the workshop.

Let your moves and grooves on..
WAVES is the Annual Cultural Event of TAPMI. It's a 3 day event having various inter-section events including Singing, Dramatics, Dancing and Photography competitions. DAY 1: Inauguration and Classical Evening The event started at 7 PM at TAPMI Greens. The event was inaugurated by Mr. T. Ranga Pai, Principal, Dr. T M A Pai Polytechnic Institute, Manipal and TAPMI's Director, Prof. R.C. Natarajan. The inauguration was followed by the Classical Evening in which TAPMI students presented various classical performances. GOONJ Goonj was the Inter-Section singing competition, in which each section from PGP 1 and PGP 2 participated. The event was judged by Mr. Ranga Pai, Post Graduate in Indian Classical Music and President of the prestigious cultural organization of our country Sangeeth Sabha Udupi and Mr. Dinesh Shenoy, Vidwat in tabla who has been accompanying many renowned musicians in live concerts and for recordings. The event started at 8 PM at TAPMI Greens and witnessed a large audience including Faculties, staff members their families and TAPMI Students.

TAPMI 10/10 The event was an informal event which gave students a chance to showcase their creativity, confidence and spontaneity. Each section was represented by their best students one male and one female to compete for the much coveted crown. It was the first time Cultural Committee organized this event. The event witnessed heavy crowd from TAPMI students including Alumni too. Day 3: NAACH NAACH, the inter-section dance competition has been the biggest event of WAVES which aims at not only creating a magical evening with spectacular performances but also creating a long-lasting bonding amongst participants, leaving each one of us with a sense of achievement. The event was Judged by Vidushi Poojitha Acharya, the mentor in Pranava Dance Academy and Doordarshan artist and Vidushi Dr. Tejaswi Kiran, a Doordarshan artist who runs a dance school in Udupi. Many faculties, staff members and their families attended the program along with the TAPMI students in high numbers. WAVES'13 also had some online events like CAPTURE, a photography competition among the sections , which was judged by Prof. Ajith Kumar and Prof. Vidya Pratap.

Day 2: Abhinay Abhinay, the Dramatics competition was judged by Prof. Aparna Bhat and Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee. For the first time in TAPMI, Cultural Committee presented Abhinay - a platform to bring forth the acting skills of our students. As someone has very rightly said - ''Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

TAPMI - ToastMasters
TAPMI ToastMasters the newest kid of TAPMI has been a success story. With the support of the Institute's Management and the senior students, we are extremely proud to have our very own public-speaking club in our campus. The guidance from members of other TM Clubs was very well absorbed. TAPMI ToastMasters was very soon able to put together the weekly sessions in a manner which has now became a topic of discussion in other TM Clubs. It also resulted in our members being invited to attend sessions in other TM Clubs as well. TAPMI ToastMasters stepped into the New Year with a long list of things to be done for the club. The Chartering of the club was the activity of prime importance. We all know that static friction is stronger than dynamic friction. With the club still in its infancy stage, encouraging more number of members to deliver their first speech was another important objective of ToastMasters. The experience of delivering the first speech in front of a crowd gives the impetus to deliver more number of speeches. We had in all, 15 members delivering their first speech in the month of January. Our sessions in January were based on themes like Revolution, Festivity, Challenge, each of which created a very conducive atmosphere for an exciting TM Session. The month of January also saw the TM Club experimenting with having sessions at 9.30 PM, which we are sure not many TM Club has done it so far. This experiment was to ensure that we did not miss out on our weekly sessions even amidst a host of other event like Atharva and Speed taking place. We are confident that moving ahead, our sessions are only going to get better as we get to listen to speeches on variety of topics and genre.

The Inaugural ceremony of SPEED '13 was presided by Dr.Vasudev Rao (Dean Administration, TAPMI) and Prof. Chowdari Prasad (Dean Branding and Promotions, TAPMI). Dr.Vasudev Rao unveiled the new SportsCom logo during the opening ceremony. This was followed with the March Past by Team captains proudly carrying their team flags with Shayak Gupta leading them with the SportsCom flag, Torch run by Vivin Mohan Vergis, a SportsCom member, Oath taking by all the team captains; urging them to Play Fair and Play Hard, Lighting of SPEED lamp to mark SPEED '13 open. The official mascot of SPEED Fateh Singh enthralled the crowd. Blocks bearing the word S.P.E.E.D were ignited as a pledge by SportsCom members to conduct SPEED '13 in a just and fair way. The Opening Ceremony culminated with the release of Sky flying lanterns wishing good luck for the impending competition. SPEED 13 saw a total of 9 different sports: Athletics, Swimming, Basketball, Throwball, Football, Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Snooker. The games were conducted across TAPMI, MIT/KMC courts and Endpoint grounds. All the teams played their matches as early as 6.00 AM so as to catch the classes on time. It truly reflected the passion of the students who balanced sports and academics with equal ease.

The annual sports extravaganza at TAPMI, SPEED is conducted over a period of one month. SPEED turns the whole of TAPMI sporty and is filled up with huge thrills, twists and turns! SPEED '13 was inaugurated on 11th of January 2013. This year there was a total of 9 teams participating in the event: The Cheetahs, Angry Monks, Dragon Warriors, The Fource, Ekalavya, Strike 2, Smokin' gunz, The 4th Dimension and The Invincibles. SPEED '13 saw the entire student community coming together to play for their respective teams to win the coveted speed title.

Students' Achievement in year 2012-13

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Mr. Eldrich Vincent Rangel Mr. Sharan Viswanath Ms. Aparupa Bandyopadhyay Mr. Arnab Roy

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Department of Management Studies, Dayanand Sagar College, Bangalore Department of Management Studies, Dayanand Sagar College, Bangalore

Name of Event
Pracchana 2012 Pracchana 2012 MBASkool Article Writing Contest MBASkool Article Writing Contest Consulting club, Article Writing Contest

Position Secured/ Date of Name of the the Event article published

May-12 1

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Trophy, certificates and a cash prize of Rs. 5000 Trophy, certificates and a cash prize of Rs. 5000



published -IT: The New HR Recruit published -IT: The New HR Recruit published -Book E


Mr. Unnikrishnan IIM- Shillong Nair Ms. Veena Wadwa Nissan


Nissan Student Brand Manager Jul-12 (NSBM) Award Nissan Student Brand Manager Jul-12 (NSBM) Award Niveshak Article writing contest Live Marketing Plan Contest Live Marketing Plan Contest Jul-12

Mr. Raman Gupta Nissan

published - "The costs of a viperous 'coupling': The global economic crisis and India's leadership crisis"

Mr. Prasenjeet Acharjee

IIM Shillong

Mr. Raspal Singh


South Zonal Marketing Managers for FLIP National Challenge'12 South Zonal Marketing Managers for FLIP National Challenge'12


Mr. Sidharth 10 Panigrahi

Jul-12 July 2,012 July 2,012 July 2,012 July 2,012 July 2,012


Mr. Purushottam CFA level 1 11 Rawat 12 Mr. Ankit Mittal CFA level 1

13 Mr. Deepak Malik CFA level 2 14 Mr. Goutham K S CFA level 1 15 Ms. Vandna Soni CFA level 1 Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp 2012. Magazine Domination.Article writing contest India B-plan Competition

16 Mr. Ankit Chawla Novartis



Mr. Unnikrishnan IIT Roorkee Nair Ms. Aparupa Bandyopadhyay Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studeis, Mumbai


published- Fast & Furious Retailing




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Name of College/ Institution/Organization

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studeis, Mumbai

Name of Event
India B-plan Competition Article writing contest story writing competition

Position Secured/ Date of Name of the the Event article published

Aug-12 2
Published- Socio economic innovations in the globalizing economy

Prize Earned

19 Mr. Arnab Roy

Mr. Pramod 20 Khandelwal 21 Mr. Abhilash Talapatra



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22 Mr. Divyanshu

Marketing Bloggers Article Sep-12 Writing Contest Marketing Bloggers Article Sep-12 Writing Contest Marketing Bloggers Article Sep-12 Writing Contest Marketing Bloggers Article Sep-12 Writing Contest Marketing Bloggers Article Sep-12 Writing Contest Marketing Bloggers Article Sep-12 Writing Contest
Markathon-IIM Shillong's article Sep-12 writing contest Markathon-IIM Shillong's article Sep-12 writing contest
India Africa (A Shared Future) Sep-12 B-plan Competition India Africa (A Shared Future) Sep-12 B-plan Competition


Mr. Arvind Kumar Singh Mr. Priyang Agarwal


25 Mr. Arnab Roy

26 Ms. Aparupa

Articles selected as one of the top 30 articles to be published in Marketing Bloggers.

27 Ms. Esha Gupta

28 Mr. Arnab Roy

IIM Shillong

29 Ms. Aparupa

IIM Shillong

1 $250 as prize apart from certificates $250 as prize apart from certificates

Mr. Viraj Naik 30 Bhatkar Ms. Pooja 31 Moolchandani

ISB, Hyderabad

Top 50

ISB, Hyderabad

Top 50

32 Mr. Amal Nikolas 33 33 34 Mr. Viraj Naik Bhatkar Mr. Viraj Naik Bhatkar Mr. Saurav Biswas

Mr Anupam 35 Sharma 36

Mr.Unnikrishnan IIM Ranchi Nair

Summer Internship Article Contest Summer Internship Article Contest Summer Internship Article Contest Summer Internship Article Contest Summer Internship Article Contest HR article writing competition

Sep-12 Sep-12 Sep-12 Sep-12 Sep-12

2 Consolation prize Consolation prize Consolation prize Special mention prize 1


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Ms. Poonam Moolchandani

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Campus Ambassadors Campus Ambassadors

Position Secured/ Date of Name of the the Event article published

Sep-12 Sep-12 Printbindass Campus Ambassadors Printbindass Campus Ambassadors Top 25 final shortlisted entries Top 25 final shortlisted entries
2 2 2 2
Best article, published"Moving towards Stealth Marketing : A euphemism for manipulation"

Prize Earned

38 Mr. Anshul Gupta printbindass Mr. Viraj Naik 39 Bhatkar

40 Ms. Vidhi Vinod 41 Mr. Ratan Taparia 42 Vibes-Kasturba Medical College

Summer Internship Sep-12 Experience articlewriting contest Summer Internship Sep-12 Experience articlewriting contest

Shipwreck Vista Business Quiz Vista Business Quiz Vista Business Quiz
Markathon-IIM Shillong's article writing contest
Next Big Wave Challenge (Entrepreneurship B-Plan competition)

Sep-12 Oct-12 Oct-12 Oct-12

Rs 500 and a certificate of merit

Mr. Venkataramana IIM Bangalore Reddy

43 Mr. Goutham K S IIM Bangalore Mr. Sharan 44 Viswanath 45 Mr. Sharan Viswanath IIM Bangalore

IIM Shillong


Mr. Vivek Pushkar, Mr. Unnikrishnan 46 Nair, Mr. Kausik R, IIM Bangalore Ms. Shruti Rajan


Mr. Avirup 47 Chatterjee 48 Ms. Esha Gupta 49 Mr.Arnab Roy 50 Ms.Preetha S 51 Ms. Preetha S, Mr. Vijay Bhagat

IIM Shillong

Niveshak October edition of Markathon of IIM Shillong Impact Writing competition Impact Writing competition
Maria Philip Memorial Inter B-School Debate Competition 2012

article on the Real Estate Cos getting published in Niveshak Best Article award Top 10 articles Top 10 articles 1 15000 certificate and letter of commendation. Rs.1000 and a certificate

IIM Shillong IIM Kozhikode IIM Kozhikode XIME, Bangalore.

52 Ms. Aditi Trivedi

Marketing Competition Markmantra (IIFT) October Article Writing Contest "CHANAKYA The Mastermind" "CHANAKYA The Mastermind" "CHANAKYA The Mastermind"


4 1st-Article on "The Impact of Women on the sale of Men's products" 8

53 Ms. Esha Gupta

IIFT 11thMMA All India Management Students Convention 2012 11thMMA All India Management Students Convention 2012 11thMMA All India Management Students Convention 2012



Mr.VirajNaik Bhatkar Mr.Abhilash Talapatra




56 Mr.KaushikR



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Ms.Harsha Vatnani

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NITIE, Mumbai

Name of Event

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Rs. 15000 and a certificate


Summer Project Contest (SPC) - Oct-12 HR Module

"VIVAAD - War of Words": The inter B-school debate Oct-12 competition "VIVAAD - War of Words": The inter B-school debate Oct-12 competition

58 Ms.Esha Gupta

NITIE, Mumbai

59 Mr. Vijay Bhagat NITIE, Mumbai

60 Ms.Esha Gupta Mr.Nishith Maheshwari

IIM Ranchi


IIM Indore

62 Mr.Vineeth V

IIM Indore

MarquessMarketing Magazine Forex Trading Competition FORESIGHT'12 Forex Trading Competition FORESIGHT'12


Best Article Prize



63 Mr.Kausik R

NITIE, Mumbai

Summer Project Contest (SPC) Oct-12 Marketing Module

Mr.SoumyaKanti 64 Mitra

IIM Indore

Entrepid-The Business Strategy Oct-12 Case Study Competition Entrepid-The Business Strategy Oct-12 Case Study Competition Entrepid-The Business Strategy Oct-12 Case Study Competition

65 Mr.Amal Nicholas IIM Indore

66 Mr.SushmitSinha IIM Indore 67 Ms. Isha Pandey 68 Ms.EshaGupta IIM Shillong IIMRohtak


Oct-12 1 A study of internet search behavior of engineering students in Manipal

Bookmarking the Doctor: Social Media Usage Amongst Doctors & Consumers for Health Care 'Does marketing with a social cause give brands a human face' 'Does marketing with a social cause give brands a human face'

Apratyaksha '12Management Nov-12 Article Writing Contest

NICOM: Nirma International Conference on Management, 2013

Mr. Sidharth 69 Panigrahi



Mr. Unnikrishnan 70 AIMS Nair

AIMS International Conference



Dr. Jacqueline Simons


DSM Chronicle


72 Mr. Anish Raj Mr. Deepanshu Bhatia Ms. Suhasini 74 Vavilala 73 90


DSM Chronicle DSM Chronicle DSM Chronicle

Nov-12 Nov-12 Nov-12

Dr. Kurien and his Midas Touch Dr. Kurien and his Midas Touch

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Name of College/ Institution/Organization

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Samay Live
NICOM: Nirma International Conference on Management, 2013

Position Secured/ Date of Name of the the Event article published

Nov-12 India and China: Is there a common future? Bookmarking the Doctor: Social Media Usage Amongst Doctors & Consumers for Health Care The inevitable disruption Winner in the category - A Glimpse of Rural India

Prize Earned

75 Mr. Anurag Vats

Mr. Unnikrishnan 76 Nair (Prof Vinod Madhavan) 77 78 Ms. Veena Akella Mr. Vivek Chagoiwala



XLRI Article Section Photography contest, "FRAMES 2012"

Nov-12 Nov-12

Mr. Raspal Singh Mr. Sidharth 79 Panigrahi , Mr. Unnikrishnan Nair


80 Ms. Esha Gupta

Business School Affaire and Hindustan Unilever Limited

20th Dewang Mehta Business Schools (DMBS) award-Research Paper


Best Female Student2nd position

Rs. 1.5 Lakhs

81 Mr. Unnikrishnan Nair Mr. Pramod Khandelwal, 82 Mr.Syed Reza Salis Naqvi International Case Masters Competition


Best Male Studentth position



First prize for Case Mehta Soya: a Promotional Conundrum and Article published in Vikalpa-the journal

International Conference on Trade, Markets and Sustainability HCL Ideathon 2012. Inter B-school The Human Edge 85 Ms. Esha Gupta article writing The HR Club of IMI competition Mr. Amit Kumar International 86 Pansari and IIM-A Case Masters Prof. Ajith Kumar competition Simposium '12 Sydenham Institute of inter-collegiate 87 Ms. Esha Gupta Management Studies article writing competition Institute of Public Enterprises, Launchpad 88 Mr. Raspal Singh A strategy event Hyderabad Institute of Public Enterprises, Ad-Mad - An 89 Mr. Raspal Singh advertising event Hyderabad Inter B-school Mr. Deepanshu article writing 90 IMT Bhatia competition Mr. Unnikrishnan Nair, Mr.Vipin Symbiosis Institute of 83 Vinod and International Business Mr. Venkata Someswara Rao Ms. Ashwani HCL 84 Rathore


Paper accepted for presentation

Dec-12 Dec-12

Consolation Prize 1stprize 3rd prize for case Staff Scheduling at SAP Labs Runner - up prize



Jan-13 Jan-13 Jan-13

1st prize 1st prize Article onSocial Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rs. 10,000 Rs. 10,000


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BIMQUEST Flagship Quiz Event Inter B-school article writing competition Best Manager Competition, LIIBA Best Manager Competition, LIIBA
MBASkool Article Writing Contest October 2012

Position Secured/ Date of Name of the the Event article published

Feb Runner;s Up

Prize Earned

Mr. Krishna 91 Sheshadri Mr. Rithwik 92 Krishnakumar 93 Ms. Esha Gupta 94 Ms. Esha Gupta 95 Mr. Ratan Taparia 96 Mr. S. Vivek Mr. Kaushik R.

BIM, Trichy

LIBA, Chennai


Article on "Shockvertising" 2nd Runner Up

LIBA, Chennai


LIBA, Chennai


2nd Runner Up Published - InflationMeasures to Control 1st prize Rs.7000




MDI, Gurgaon in association DISHA13 with National Innovation Mr. Vivek Pushkar Foundation Mr. Venkataramana Reddy Manipal Insitute of Kurukshetra 13 98 (Business Quiz) Mr. Eldrich Vincent Management Rangel Ms. Divya Sree 99 Bukka Paper titled, "Can India Repeat the Success of Generics in US (United States) Biosimilar Market? An Analysis of Current FDAs Stand on Biosimilars" Debate Competition Argumentative Indian



1st prize



Special Issue of Pharma Times Bio-similar

Ms. Kavea 100 Madhanagopal

IIT Delhi


3rd place

Alumni Relations
Alumnus of the Month (AOM)
Alumnus of the Month - March 2013
Mr. Praval Upadhyay (Batch of 1996-98) is currently MD of Primex Ghana Limited; a Group company of Hong Kong based WB Group a 100 year old group operating in 28 countries in Africa. He manages Ghana operations with a Turnover in excess of 150 mn USD and a multi cultural team of over 200 employees. In a career spanning 15 years, he has been associated with start up operations, numerous turnarounds and giving shape to many operations across India and Africa in FMCG space. In Duncans Tea, he was the most awarded RSM with 4 promotions in 5 years, In Cargill he was nationally recognized for turnaround of Distribution architecture in Uttrakhand and UP and in Blow Plast as Branch Manager Chandigarh he was recognized for achieving highest ever Value and Volume figures for the branch three times in one year.

Mr. Praval Upadhyay

Batch 1996-98


He came to Africa in 2006 to Head operations of his Group in Guinea. Since then, He has worked across 11 countries in West and Central Africa, understanding local tastes and preferences and accordingly developing businesses for the Group. His efforts in developing the regional architecture of Togo/Benin and neighboring francophone countries was recognized when he was selected to head the second biggest operation for the Group in Ghana. He is now part of Senior Management Team of the Group and is currently working on a road map for next 5 years for the Group in Africa. Mr. Praval He enjoys Reading books and likes to travel to and explore new countries in his free time. He loves playing flute and listen to Indian Music. He considers his two years at TAPMI as the corner stone of his business value systems. He has fond memories of his days at TAPMI, rigorous class room sessions, case studies, presentations, Group Discussions and then long hours at Library for next round of presentations and case studies. These rigors made activities like free time with friends at shack point, cricket matches between PGP1 and PGP 2 and watching movies at movie halls with projector screens even more enjoyable. To him, Time at TAPMI provided some defining experiences and some life time friendships. He stays with his family in Accra, Ghana and can be contacted by email at or by skype @ praval_upadhyay

corporate business model instead of the drip feed of charity alone. Having started as an international partnership from its incubation at Stanford University, Cosmos Ignite is globally recognized as the 1st start-up to design, manufacture and market innovative low-cost Solar LED lighting & Micro-Energy devices specially designed to help 'Removal of Darkness' & replace dangerous, polluting and high cost kerosene oil through innovations in products, markets & business models. Beginning with the flagship 'MightyLight' product, it now delivers a suite of Micro Energy Devices & Community Systems ranging from as low as $10 upwards, and aims to reach up to 20 million users over the next 5 years across India, Africa & Latin America. Cosmos Ignite's distinction is its deep commitment to building technology entrepreneurship in the developing world along with providing local 'green' jobs, instead of merely using a Chinese import/ sell model; and its operations are wholly registered in the developing world.

Alumnus of the Month - December 2012

Alumnus of the Month - February 2013

Mr. Gurudas Pai

Batch 1996-98

Mr. Amit Chugh

Batch 1991-93

Amit Chugh (Batch 1991-93) co-founded Cosmos Ignite Innovations & Kullu Valley Power as Sustainable Entrepreneurship ventures to pioneer Green Energy Access to the bottom-of-the-pyramid through a

Mr. Gurudas Pai (Batch 1991-93) is currently DirectorDebt Capital Markets at The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in India. With more than 19 years of experience in banking and finance, he is currently responsible for the origination and execution of debt arranging assignments across acquisition finance, capital markets, loan markets and structured product range of products. In his earlier role at RBS, he managed some of the key client relationships in western India and in the metals and mining sectors.

Gurudas has had the privilege of being involved in most of the largest outbound and inbound acquisitions such as Tata Steel-Corus, Hindalco-Novelis, Vedanta-Sesa Goa, Tata Chem-General Chemicals, Vedanta-Cairn Energy etc. Gurudas has also been associated with multiple international bond transactions across tenors / ratings/currencies for clients such as Reliance Industries, Novelis, Vedanta Resources, BPCL, SBI and various other public sector entities. He has also been a part of Equity, M&A and Project Finance deals at RBS and in his previous assignments with SBICAP and Larsen & Toubro. Gurudas has been actively participating in panel discussions organised by the Asia Pacific Loan Markets Association, International Financial and Legal Review, IFR Reuters both as a panellist as well as a moderator.

of India (part of Murugappa Group) as Area Sales Manager Rajasthan. Contributions to the education industry: Mr. Arijit is a prolific contributor to the education industry with his 10+ years in the investment advisory domain. He regularly lectures at the Indian Education Society in Mumbai.
l Presentation on Investment Themes for 2012 made to a group of Swiss MBA students and finance faculty / alumni at IES, Mumbai l Speaker at the International Finance Conference organized by IES, Mumbai l Jury at the Best Summer Project Presentation organized by IES, Mumbai

Alumnus of the Month - September 2012

Alumnus of the Month - August 2012

Prof. Gururaj H. Kidiyoor Mr. Arijit Mukherjee

Batch 2000-02 Batch of 1988-90

Mr. Arijit Mukherjee, an alumnus of TAPMI batch 200002, is a seasoned Wealth Management and investment advisory professional having expertise in Relationship Management. He is currently Vice President Client Relations at Anand Rathi Private Wealth Management which has been consistently rated by Ultra HNI Clients over the last four years as the best private bank in a poll conducted by Asiamoney magazine. Arijit has more than 12 years experience with Anand Rathi Private Wealth Management, Kotak Wealth, HSBC and Citibank NA. Prior to joining the Wealth Management industry in 2003 he was with the TI Cycles

Prof. Gururaj H Kidiyoor, an alumnus of 1990 batch from TAPMI, is presently an academician with over 13 years of teaching experience plus 10 years of industry experience. He is a Ph.D (Management) from Manipal University. Prior to joining TAPMI as a professor, he has worked in Digital Equipment ( India ) Limited, Bangalore as a Channel Operations Manager (India). He has also worked in Wipro Infotech Limited as Channel Development Manager for South India and in TVS Electronics Limited as Area Sales Executive.

Alumnus of the Month - July 2012

Alumnus of the Month - June 2012

Mr. Mohan N. Ramaswamy

Batch of 1996-98

Mr. Sudarsan V Maddi

Batch 1987-89

Mr. Mohan N Ramaswamy, an alumnus of TAPMI 199698 batch is currently employed with Dun & Bradstreet India in a senior role, as Chief Operating Officer (COO), based out of Mumbai. Post his graduation from TAPMI, he joined Times Guaranty Ltd as a Management Trainee. After spending an year in Times as a Business Analyst, joined Jet Airways as part of their Audit and Financial Controls team. After his 2 year stint in Jet Airways, he joined Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD), a large group in Oman as Business Manager. He left MHD in September 2004 and joined Dun and Bradstreet responsible to Manage Operations for the Risk Management Business in India. He was promoted as Head Business Development in Dec'06 and subsequently as Director in Dec'08 responsible to introduce new products and business lines in India, work closely with other D&B markets, establish JVs and look at suitable M&A opportunities in India, besides setting up the D&B business in Middle East and Africa. He was promoted as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in March 2011 with overall responsibility of managing the P&L for the company along with the CEO.

Mr. Sudarsan V Maddi, an alumnus of TAPMI batch 1987-89, is an ex-banker who has held key positions in the areas of maintenance and growth of the Retail Banking portfolio of the bank, management of branches, business audit and operational control in branches, opening new branches, ATMs and managing alternate delivery channels. Currently he is the Executive Director at G.M Infra Ventures (P) Ltd, Hyderabad. Additionally he is Director at the Manjeera Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Hyderabad and also Director, Bharathi Infra Projects (P) Ltd. After his graduation from TAPMI, he started his career in Vysya Bank Ltd., and worked up to Dec 1994 as Manager, Banjara Hills Branch, Hyderabad. After that he worked for the erstwhile Global Trust Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce. His last assignment was as Vice President at GTB. His areas of responsibility included conducting business meets across the country and setting up of targets for branches. He was involved in forming Business Strategies, incremental growth in Retail customer base and Low Cost Deposits. He was a key player in rolling out new products and marketing strategies. He was also actively involved in the recruitment of Officers as a Team member of Interview Panel for Recruitment of Management Trainees from reputed institutions across the Country.


Alumnus of the Month - May 2012

Alumnus of the Month - April 2012

Mr. Anand Ramachandran

Batch 1994-96

Mr. Ganesh Remani

Batch 1995-97

Mr. Anand graduated in 1996 from TAPMI where he specialized in marketing. He joined Wipro Technologies from campus and was part of Wipro India's computer hardware business. Between 1998 and 2000, he was at the helm of affairs at Auto Pressings, a sheet metal fabrication company based in Chennai. In 2000, Anand migrated to the US where he played a series of sales/sales management/account leadership roles in the IT Services Industry. He rejoined Wipro technologies in 2003 as a Business Development Manager based out of Minnesota. In 2008, he was 'Client Partner' for Wipro and managed Wipro's relationship with a few top customers in the retail and CPG industry segment, responsible for over 60 Mil USD of business, managing a team of over 800 consultants. Anand relocated to India in 2010 to join the Integrated Cloud Services group in Wipro. Anand was part of the core team that setup the central cloud services team in Wipro and until recently was leading their global GoTo-Market efforts. In April 2012 Anand has quit Wipro to start his own tech-sports start-up venture. Anand who lives in Bangalore, is happily married to Navina , who is also a TAPMI alumnus and has two children 9 year old Advika and 5 year old Vivin. His hobbies include distance running, tennis and reading.

Mr. Ganesh Remani, an alumnus of TAPMI batch 199597, is a business savvy financial and managerial specialist who currently heads the Business Strategy team for Wadhawan Group. In his 15 years of experience he has been integral part of creation of new businesses, building management bandwidth, enabling strategic actions including acquisitions and raising capital. His international experience of 5 years working with a large bank in US enabled him to internalize the best in class systems and processes as well as experience of merger integration strategies of large institutions. He is a strong believer in data driven decisions and his passion for Business Intelligence led him to setup a team for doing high end analytics for the operating companies. His emphasis on good understanding of customer needs by extensive market research builds foundations for a successful venture and limiting downside risk. His exposure to both domestic and international organizational practices enables him to bring the best out of the system. His strengths are in diagnosis; understand the root cause of the stated problem and build solutions based on the diagnosis. Ganesh has been awarded R K Wadhawan STAR LEADER OF THE YEAR for WADHAWAN GROUP for the year 2010-11.


Illustrious Alumni
Alumnus of the Month - April 2012
Gopalakrishnan V K (Gopal) is Vice President and Global Practice Leader for Genpact, a global leader in business process and technology management, where he is responsible for strategy, growth, and P&L for the After Market Services business. In a career spanning 17 years, Gopal has played key roles within manufacturing and automotive industries, as well as IT and outsourcing and as a consultant, specializing in supply chain/logistics and aftermarket services. He has created and led new businesses and engagements in multiple geographies, including the U.S., Asia Pacific, South Africa and India. In his earlier role as General Manager for a global IT major, he incubated and managed the Travel, Transportation, and Logistics vertical worldwide, creating significant new revenue streams. He has held key leadership positions in the manufacturing and automotive industries, managing business P&Ls. In his industry roles he drove multiple initiatives, including the Deming Prize, new product development and logistics optimization for global majors. Gopal worked with Deloitte as a management consultant, and has implemented process and cost management programs across multiple industry segments. As an entrepreneur he also created a technology IP company that led to global commercialization for patents developed. He is a recognized thought leader and speaker in the supply chain and aftermarket services space, serving as a member on leading forums in India and abroad. Gopal sits on the Board of Advisors at Arizona State University's Center for Services Leadership, is a member of the National Logistics Advisory Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and Vice President of the Delhi Roundtable for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). A Mechanical Engineer, he also holds a masters' degree in Business Administration. Gopal lives in Gurgaon, India.

Mr Shanavas Pn's (1991-93), Bangalore, organization End To End Marketing Solutions has been recognized by Guinness World Records for the supporting the Most participants in a Software Development Marathon achieved by Microsoft India held at Bangalore on September 22, 2012.

TAPMI Alumnus in the advisory Board of ASU-CSL - Genpact Joins Advisory Board of the Arizona State University Center for Services Leadership (CSL)

Gopalakrishnan V K (Gopal)
Vice President and Global Practice Leader, Genpact TAPMI ALUMNI- 1996-98


Mr. Praval Upadhyay, Alumnus of TAPMI, heads the Ghana division of Pimex Ltd. He is the MD - Primex Ghana Limited. His company has has been awarded as the third highest tax payer of Ghana for FY 2012 by Ghana Revenue Authority. This award was received beating Nestle, Unilever, PZ Cussons, Wilmar in same domain and Vodaphone, MTN and Diamond Cement across Big Tax payer list. The top award went to Ghana Cement followed by Olam. Some of these companies are regular receivers of this award but for M/s. Primex Ghana Ltd., this was the first time, after sustained hard work and serious investments in brand building. Mr. Mohan Ramaswany
Dun & Bradstreet COO LexisNexis hired as Managing Director TAPMI ALUMNI- 1996-98

Mr. Mohan Ramaswamy, Chief Operating Officer at Dun & Bradstreet, has joined LexisNexis Legal & Professional as Managing Director, India. Mohan will be part of the Asia Leadership Team and will be based out of Gurgaon. At LexisNexis, Ramaswamy will be concentrating on developing the strategies to expand the adoption of online information-based products and services, and will further strengthen the print portfolio. Mohan is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from T A Pai Management Institute. He has previously worked at Jet Airways and Mohsin Haider Darwish, a large group in Oman. ( is-hires-dun-amp-bradstreet-coo-mohan-ramaswamyas-managing-director)

Robert Walters Award for Best HR Leader at the HRM Awards 2013 to TAPMI Alumni

Mr. D Narasimha Prasad

Director & Head, People Technology & Operations- APAC, Google TAPMI ALUMNI- 1997-99

Mr. Narasimha Prasad, Alumni of TAPMI is currently the Director and Head - People Technology and Operations, APAC at Google, Singapore. He received the Robert Walters Award for Best HR Leader at the HRM Awards 2013, Singpore held on March 01, 2013. The Singapore HRM Awards are the pre-eminent HR awards and is an independent industry nomination. The HRM Magazine featured a cover story titled Trailblazers - HR leaders to watch in 2013.

Mr. Praval Upadhyay



Alumni Ventures
internships, where a portion of their wage is taken to repay tuition costs. The repaid money is used to help finance another student, creating a sustainable cycle of education funding.

SSG Capital Management

Mr. Heman Bhimani, (Batch 2004-06) is an Alumnus of TAPMI. He is currently Vice President-India at @ SSG Capital Management, Mumbai. Mr. Heman is currently part of the Investment Team at SSG Capital Management, a Pan Asia special situations / distressed fund. SSG Capital manages $ 700 million for their investors and have invested approximately 1/3rd of our corpus in India with Indonesia and Greater China. Deal creation: How two 20-something college grads have made it big with healthcare startup - Peerzada Abrar, ET Bureau Jan 3, 2013, 06.40AM IST

Ms. Niti Gupta

Batch 2004- 06

Ms. Niti Gupta's first venture, as an Entrepreneur, iLend is presently operational in Hyderabad. She is the Co-founder & Head Operations. About i-lend: i-lend is a peer-to-peer lending online platform where creditworthy people in need of money can meet people who have extra cash and are willing to lend to these individuals and earn higher returns on their lendings than some of the conventional financial options. More information on the venture can be had at : www.;

Barefoot Brand Consultancy

Ms. Arpita, Alumnus of TAPMI has turned into an Entrepreneur by starting her own venture, Barefoot brand consultancy. More details can be had from the facebook page : f=ts

BANGALORE: Zoya Brar, 23, and Arghya Basu, 25, are proof that entrepreneurs are made, not born. In late 2011, they were both about a year into their jobs at Google, a company that many would give an arm and a leg to work for. Then, a chance meeting with an executive from US-based venture capital firm Artiman set them on the road to entrepreneurship. In a little more than a year, they have made an acquisition in the US, are part-owners of a healthcare company and recipients of Rs 27 crore in funding. The transformation of Brar and Basu into entrepreneurs is the result of a concept called 'deal creation' - jargon for venture capitalists throwing the bait of an idea and waiting for the right people to bite with a viable proof of concept. This style of investing is gaining popularity in the US, but it is for the first time in India that rookies are being fashioned into entrepreneurs. Artiman chose Brar and Basu to build a healthcare startup offering high-end diagnostic tests in India because of the 'enthusiasm' they showed when the idea was put to them. "They were ready to jump headlong into the water and figure out how to swim," said Ajit Singh, a partner at Artiman, who first met Brar and Basu at a social event last year. "They were not jaded." Brar is a sociology major from Lady Shri Ram College and Basu studied computer engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Two months ago, Artiman invested Rs 27 crore in


Mr. Apaar Kasliwal, Alumnus of TAPMI has started Fund raising Campaign to help educate, impoverished young adults in India, M/s. UpSkill Capital was formed by six recent graduate students with a single purpose: find a way to sustainably make Vocational (skills-based) education more accessible to low income young adults in India. To this end, they have developed a new way to fund vocational training: they pay for students' tuition upfront and upon completion of the training, students enter paid

Gurgaon-based Core Diagnostics in its first round of venture funding. Core, which offers tests in cardiology, endocrinology and oncology, will launch operations later this month. "We don't know how to make the soap, but we know how to sell it," said Basu, who began work on the concept a year ago. The two aspiring entrepreneurs had to travel for six months to small towns across India, during which they forsook their salaries to gauge demand and come up with a proof of concept. But to build technology from scratch by hiring scientists would take time. So, they bought a US-based startup, OncoMDx, in a stock-swap deal.

Ace Foods- Agro based Venture

Mr. Rathnakar Shetty, General Manager and CoFounder (alumnus of 1989-1991) recently visited TAPMI. Mr. Shetty has started his own Agro based enterprise at Pune, ACE Feeds Pvt Ltd. (

TAPMI Alumni at IIM-Lucknow Summit

LearningMate Solutions by Alumni

Mr. Nachiket Paratkar (alumnus of batch 1998-2000) is currently Heading, a US subsidiary company, LearningMate Solutions Inc. at USA ( It was started by 8 cofounders in 2001 and Mr Nachiket, is one of them. The core focus area is account management.

IIM Lucknow's Annual Business Summit, SAMVIT 2012 was organised at the IIM Lucknow campus. The event brought together the best from the industry to interact with the students. Our Alumnus, Mr. Indranil Deb from '93 batch was also invited as a key note speaker at this prestigious event. Mr. Indaranil is Director of Mobius Strip Capital Advisors , Mumbai.

Alumni Meets
Chennai Calling...
With over hundreds and thousands of groups in Facebook, Linked in etc., the idea of networking and sharing has risen to a new level. But still nothing beats the spirit of personal meeting or social gathering of individuals. Well this was proved again on the 2nd of February 2013 when our Director Dr. R.C.Natarajan hosted an informal dinner for the alumni based in Chennai. It was a fantastic evening with the meeting of like minds and the Director was more than happy to interact with the alumni and the hall was filled with TAPMI spirit. It was good to see that people from the second batch of TAPMI to the recently passed out batch had turned up for the gathering. The alumni were found interacting among themselves and got a chance to interact across the batches. On behalf of the Director and entire TAPMI fraternity, team TAPMI - Alumni Relations Committee would like to thank eachone of you for making it a grand success.

Reminiscing good old days, catching up with batch mates, making new friends and a nostalgic sense of belonging; it was yet another TAPMI Alumni gathering. It was Mumbai's turn and the occasion was congregation of TAPMI fraternity. The event on March 02, 2013 witnessed participation of 70 plus alumni across batches. The rooftop at The Hotel International, Tunga made up for the perfect ambience for the TAPMIans to relax, interact and enjoy their Saturday evening. Our Director, Dr. R.C.Natarajan attended the meet along with a host of faculty members who were in Mumbai to conduct the admission process for the upcoming batch. Fellow TAPMIans were seen having animated discussions with faculty members, recalling their memories at TAPMI. The meet provided a platform for sharing diverse experiences of people from various domains. Mr. Francis Jose, from the batch of 1998-2000 shared some hilarious moments from his time at TAPMI while Mr. Avijit Nanda from the batch of 1992-1994 shared his experiences of the 20 year reunion of his batch at the TAPMI campus last year. All in all, the meet was a great takeaway. TAPMI's Alumni Relations Committee on behalf of our Director thanks all those present for being a part of this gathering and making it a successful meet.

Bees Saal Baad

It was not just a homecoming for the batch of 1992-94, but a day stolen from the past and presented for them to relive it. Dressed in RED T-Shirts arrived the army of 30, smiling and cheerful. The very sight of the new campus made them spell bound and scenic beauty attracted the attention of all. With most of the new things around what surprised them was Prof. Varambally awaiting at the venue to welcome them. Adding to the rising nostalgia was an old photograph with their batchmates which was displayed at the students' centre. Soon they posed for a quick updated version of the photograph. OLD and NEW side by side !! After the lunch with faculty members, they got the biggest surprise for the day, Back to Kotler, a marketing class by Dr. Simon George, Dean- Academics. It was a refreshing time. Case study, attendance, discussions and masti, they did it all AGAIN!! The Professor not only remembered all the students, but also their peculiar classroom habits two decades back. He recalled that BrandScan was launched by this batch and Services Marketing an elective course was first time introduced in India then. Interactions continued throughout the day, be it with other faculty on the campus or with students eagerly waiting to gain Gyaan ! Connections were established. Their bond with the TAPMI new campus was even more strengthened when they planted a Sapling remarking their presence. The visit to the library was enthralling. They were surprised to see the infrastructure set up. The most interesting part came when they came across their MIP reports and Project reports which were systematically preserved in the volumes section in the Library. They were all over joyous reading through their old reports and a wave of nostalgia filled them all. It was a sight worth watching. Thanks to Dr. Manjunatha, Librarian for preserving the memories. A lot was still waiting to happen over and after the coffee.

Silver Jubilee Reunion at Kochi

Amidst roaring celebrations of Onam in the scenic city of Kochi, another special event was celebrated at the SAJ Earth Resort, the Silver Jubilee Reunion of Class of 1987 from T A Pai Management Institute. Representing TAPMI were Dr. R C NATARAJAN, the Director, Prof Sudeep Kumar and 2 Student members of Alumni Relations Committee (ARC). TAPMI ARC team was glad to be part of this event/celebration and meet the illustrious alumni who have reached different heights in their 25 years of professional careers. The gathering had a mix of individuals heading various organizations and some who have become successful entrepreneurs with new ventures or carrying forward their family businesses. The second such reunion of TAPMI Alumni in one month has certainly encouraged alumni across batches to revisit their Alma mater in similar ways.

The Cultural Committee had organized a special programme for the alums. The present batch sang special songs for them. The Alums too did shake a leg with the students on a Bhangra song. Our Director, Dr R. C. Natarajan left the crowd surprised when he sang a Tamil song for the alums. All TAPMIans enjoyed every moment of the day and thanked Alums for making this a Grand Success. Also ARC thanks them for taking time off to come to Manipal from different places like Bangalore, Goa, Singapore, Mumbai,etc. They were such a great sport. Hats off to their Enthusiasm and Energy. A very special thanks to Mr. Anil Philip too.
l An Autograph book owned by Dr R C Natarajan (Ethical Choices in Business by Prof. R C Shekar) was auctioned by him among the alumni of the batch 199294 when they had their reunion (Bees Saal Baad) at TAPMI on August 18, 2012. The book fetched a price of Rs. 11, 500.00 which was directly contributed by the buyer to the TAPMI Corpus fund.

It was 26th August 2012, a Sunday morning, when the team joined reunion celebrations which commenced on 25th August. The surprise of student members making it to the venue gave them a lot of joy. It started with a typical TAPMI style of interaction session with the seniors which gave them back memories of their times on campus. While the student team was present to introduce themselves and have a brief interaction before they join them back later with the Director and faculty, the alumni showed great spirit in inviting them and making them a part of their ferry ride, on the Cochin backwaters, where they continued to share experiences both ways. The Director and Prof. Sudeep joined the gathering for lunch, after which the alumni spent good time sharing their experiences, accomplishments and success stories which led them to the glorious path in either their professional or personal life. The alumni were equally keen on hearing about the developments at TAPMI, the new campus, and the facilities, which the Director shared with them.


To mark their silver Jubilee year the batch has decided to give 2 annual academic awards in remembrance of their teacher at TAPMI, Prof. Ranjan Acharya, an amount in the tune of Rs. 2 3 lakhs. It was a notable and encouraging contribution/gesture from the Alumni. The institute also shared with them souvenirs, as a token of remembrance, last but not the least; the ARC extends special thanks to Mr. Ramesh Kamath from the '87 batch, who is also our alumni faculty, for coordinating the event. TAPMI Alumni Relations are certainly growing stronger and stronger and we look forward to many such successful engagements with them in the years to come.

(Management Consultant and our BoMS member) and Mr HV Harish (Partner in Grant Thornton and our BoMS member) spoke on birth of TAPMI in 1984, management education today, Rankings and Accreditation of B-Schools, Recruiters perspectives, etc. Our Director Dr RC Natarajan explained the process of accreditation TAPMI has undergone and its importance today. Several invitees complimented and felicitated us on our rare and highest achievement of global accreditation by the AACSB International.

Alumni visits to Alma Corporate Get-together at Bangalore

The Corporate Get-together hosted by TAPMI in Bangalore on Tuesday July 17, 2012 was well attended by our recruiting partners, academic fraternity, alumni of PGDM and EPGDM, media, bankers and other well wishers / stake holders aggregating about 100 persons in-spite of our short notice, being a week / working day and heavy rain on that day. The venue was Wadiyar Hall in Century Club, Cubbon Park. Dr KRS Murthy (former Director of IIMB and our GC Member), Mr MSS Varadan Mr. Samuel Thomas and Mr. Krishnakath who are currently with Deloitte visited the Campus. Mr. Mohit from Manipal Group visited his Alma Mater. Ms. Pooja Lunia working with Citi Corp, Mr. Amitabh Sharma, HDFC Life, Mr. Prasad Kamath and Mr. Pramod Gururaj from Wipro visited the campus. Mr. Rajesh BV, iMacs, Mr. Glyton Gonsalves from Enhance Technologies, Mr. Rahul Mullic currently with PwC and Mr. Somprabh currently with Titan visited their Alma mater and had interaction with Director, Deans and Faculty members.

Two member team from Flipkart, the online Megastore visited our Campus. Mr. Atul Mohan, Manager- HR (and TAPMI Alumus) and Ms. Andrian Dominic, University Relations Head visited the campus and had a brief discussion with the Director on August 31, 2012.

Annual Academic Award in the name of Late Ranjan Acharya

The Silver Jubilee Reunion of Batch 1985-1987 was held at Kochi on 26th August, 2012. The gathering had a blend of individuals who are now heading various organizations, as well as those who have become successful entrepreneurs. To mark their Silver Jubilee year and also to show respect to their departed teacher the batch of 1985-87 has proposed to have Annual Academic Awards in remembrance of Professor Dr Ranjan Acharya, and accordingly contributed a sum of Rs.2,60,000/- to the Institute. Shri Ranjan Acharya was one of the early faculty members of TAPMI and was also the first PGP Chairman. He was an excellent teacher and later moved to corporate career at Wipro. He was nominated to the Board of Management Studies of TAPMI and contributed to the academic programme monitoring, curriculum development as well as for promoting strong institute-industry interface. Shri Ranjan Acharya, Sr. Corporate Executive (HR), Wipro Technologies, Bangalore passed away on 15th July, 2009. The main themes suggested by the Batch 1985-87 for the award are:

The Ranjan Acharya Memorial Trophy is for the student scoring the highest in the Marketing specialization in the respective outgoing batch There would be a record at the Institute of the criteria for selecting the winner as also those who contributed to the amount The TAPMI website will carry the details of the award, criteria, etc The Rolling Trophy in the form of a plaque would have name and space for the winner's name and batch to be engraved on it It would be given away to the winner at the annual convocation and would remain at the Institute thereafter A certificate would be given along with the plaque

TAPMI proposes to institute the award starting from the batch of 2011-13.

Celebrations @ TAPMI
Krishna Janmashtami @ TAPMI
Krishna Janmashtami also known as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of Lord Krishna, took birth at midnight on the ashtami or the 8th day of the Krishnapaksha or dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan (August-September). The devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast for the whole day and night, worshipping him and keeping vigil through the night while listening to his tales and exploits, recite hymns from the Gita , sing devotional songs, and chant the mantra 'Om namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya'. This year Janmashtami at TAPMI was celebrated on Aug 9, 2012. Janmashtami was the first event to be hosted by the new Welfarecom team from PGP1- 2012- 14 batch. It was decided to provide special arrangements in the students' mess for those fasting on the day of Janmashtami. The idol of baby Lord Krishna in a cradle was placed in the centre of a table decorated with

flowers and lamps. The floor was decorated with a beautiful Rangoli .

Janmashtami celebrations at TAPMI provided a valuable opportunity for the students, faculty, staff, etc., at TAPMI who are staying away from their homes, to experience spiritual satisfaction by celebrating the birthday of their favorite deity, as one group, in a true homely spirit.

Independence day celebrations

TAPMIans commemorated 65 years of Indian Independence with the enthusiasm and zeal for which it is known for. Dr R C Natarajan, Director and Dr A S Vasudev Rao, Dean- Administration were the chief guests of the function.

Onam celebrations
Onam is a festival celebrated in Kerala as homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali. It is a ten day long festival starting on Atham and ending on Thiruvonam. It falls during the first Malayalam month of Chingam (August-September). The 10 days are part of the traditional Onam celebrations and each day has its own importance in various rituals and traditions. The celebration consist of making the flower carpets, elaborate banquet lunches, snake boat races and various folk dances.

Faculty members with their families and students came in good number to celebrate and to salute the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India.

Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrations at TAPMI

Eid, is a festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not permitted to fast that day. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity. Eid Celebrations took place at TAPMI on the 20th August 2012.


The arrival Procession of Ganesh was scheduled in the evening at around 7.00 pm. Students started flocking the main gate in large numbers. The enthusiasm was visible as soon as the idol arrived at the gate. Students started chanting Ganapathibappa Moriya, Mangalmurti Moriya. The Idol was placed by the side of Gauri. The Stage was decorated with Flowers, banana plants and was illuminated by colourful lights. A brief aarti was performed for Gauri. Day 2 The celebration at TAPMI campus commenced with the onam sadhya which was served by the students on plantain leaves. Prof. Raghunath Rudran, Prof. D.S.Broca, Prof. Vidya Pratap, Prof. Ajay Kumar Gupta, Prof. Durga Prasad, Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Prof. Sanjay Chowdhary, Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee and Prof. Kushankur Dey were present on the occasion. The lunch was followed by several competitions in association with the Sportscom of TAPMI. The events conducted were uriyadi (breaking the pot), idly eating and water drinking. The students actively participated in all the events. The cultural program commenced at 8 pm at the TAPMI mess. Most of the students were dressed in the traditional attire of Kerala that is the mundu for men and set saree for women. The program began with a naadan pattu (Maveli nadu vaneedum kalam) to welcome the king Mahabali to TAPMI. This was followed by a skit which depicted the story behind the celebration of Onam and the traditional dance of Kerala Thiruvathira kali. The celebration concluded with a vanji pattu (folk song sung during boat races in Kerala). The Onam celebration created the feeling of Unity in Diversity which is the very essence of our nation. The Program on the main day started with the Mahapooja at 9.00 am. Students, Faculty and other Staff members were present on the auspicious event. After the pooja, laddu along with special prasadm, Sundal, was offered to all.

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom and prosperity on the fourth day of the moon's bright fortnight, or period from new moon in the lunar month of Bhadrapadha. The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi continues for 3 to 10 days. Day 1 The event started in the morning 7.45 am with the pooja of the Gauri Idol. All of the pooja for the event were done by Prof. S R Vishwanath.

The evening started with the cultural events organized by the Cultural Committee. Songs with soulful voice and the some mesmerizing dance performances called for huge applauds from the audience. Prof. A. V. Rajagopalan also attended and appreciated the performance. The evening concluded with the special dinner that was organized at the mess for everyone.

Day 3 (20th Sep) The morning pooja was conducted at 7:45 am for both Ganesh and Gauri. In the evening people assembled at the yoga room for taking the idol for the Visarjan (immersion). A final aarti was sung by the students at the room and then the idols were carried by the students to the main gate. Thereafter, the idol was carried to the Manipal Lake where the final immersion ceremony was performed. Everyone patiently watched the idol getting immersed while requesting the Lord, "ganapathibappamoraya, aglebarastujaldiaa" (Oh Ganpati my lord, return soon next year)

Outbound Program
At TAPMI, during the first year, students spend a week in an outbound program, where they are taught practical organizing and leadership skills in an adventureoriented setting. The outbound programme helps the students to work in teams and also helps them to prepare to face the world in a very efficient way. It helps the TAPMI students to tackle and face different situations in life. Alternatively, they can commence on a project with an NGO (Non Governmental Organization) engaging in a social cause. Here they are sensitized to social issues, and the efforts being made to address these, by inspired groups of individuals. They also learn to apply their business skills to address problems or issues in non-corporate or non-profit making settings.

Outbound 2012 the much awaited experience for the PGP-I students
The beginning of the month of October marked the end of the first term and the start of a week-long break for the PGP-I students. The inclusion of the outbound programme in the curriculum, kept the students busy, shuffling between trips to their hometown and back again to the TAPMI campus.

The entire PGDM batch was divided into three groups to be taken to the same, serene camping spot in Mangadde, for three days each. The organizing and logistics taken care of by Adventure Consultants, was impeccable. The programme consisted of various activities ranging from small, group-tasks to a five-hour long trek. Trekking along the difficult hilly terrains tested the students' stamina and the will to go on while teaching us to appreciate nature and its beauty. The rope activities too made us push ourselves to more than we thought we could and helped quite a few of us overcome our fears. Games like crossover and pipeline brought out innovative ideas and strategies which were implemented till we achieved the desired results. Each activity was a mean to facilitate team building and realize ones strengths rather than weaknesses. The debrief sessions at the end of the day translated the activities and our attitude and approach towards them. There was a takeaway from every activity that we participated in. We now return to our routine after having spent three memorable days of TAPMI life, 'Learning while doing' in the true sense of the words.

Dussehra also known as Vijayadashmi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is marked on the 10th day of the bright half( shukla paksha) of the month of Ashvin according to the Hindu calendar. Dussehra is celebrated across various parts of the country with pomp and glory.

Dandiya Night
The event started at 10.00 pm and was conducted at the WELL, in Students Centre. It was decorated with colorful lights. All the TAPMIans had enthusiastically come dressed in traditional clothes. The colorful Dandiya sticks were given to everybody who tried their hands and enjoyed to the rhythm and beats of the music played by our in house DJ Piyush Mathur. Garba beats and Punjabi beats were the highlights of the event. The event went on till 12 30 am.

As the tradition goes by, TAPMIans decided to celebrate Dussehra across the nine days by organizing events like Dandiya night and Bengali food festival. The Sharada Pooja was organized by Dr. Manjunath, Chief Librarian. Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee, Prof. Sankalpa Bhattacharjee and Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee contributed to organizing the Bengali food feast.

Sharada Pooja (Day 1)

Sharada Pooja was performed at 10.00 AM in the Library premises. After the Pooja, Devi prasadam was given to everybody. Aarathi was held at 11. 15 AM. Before the Aarathi the Pooja of IT equipments in CC, A-C units, generators and institute's vehicles was done as Ayudha Pooja.


Foreign Visitors
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Dr. Richard Pegnetter and Dr. Homer Erekson Mr. Manjunath Maiyya Dr. Christopher Washington, Dr. Godfrey Mendes, Dr. Leslie Mathew Mr. Giles Brooker & Ms. Prabha Govindsamy Mr. Alan Win & Dr. Norman E Marr Ms. Vandana Dr. Friedrich Lehmann Dr. Sundar Bharadwaj

The Deferral Team of AACSB, USA Director, International Academic Liaison, University of Toronto, Ontario, CA Franklin University Chairman of Giles Brooker Education. Massey University Director, University of University of Toranto, Ontario, Canada Hochschule, Bremen University, Germany Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Dr. Anandhi Bharadwaj

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University of Antigua Officials Delegates Mr. Naeem Munir Prof. Roy Crawford & Prof. Asad Mohsin Dr. Ben Baliga & Dr. Devinder Malhotra Dr. Zanulkdin Ahmed & Dr. Noraini Ismail Dr. Chinmoy Ghosh Dr. Srikanth Beldona Tan Sri Dato'Dr. Mohammed Salleh Mohamed Yasin Bavarian Indian Culture Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Health Alliance Insuramce, Michigan, USA Vice Chancellor & Asso. Professor St. Cloud State University, Minnesota Vice Chancellor & Dy. Vice Chancellor, Manipal International University, Malaysia University of Connecticut, USA University of Delaware, USA Vice Chancellor, Manipal International University (MIU), Malaysia


Indian Visitors
Date 14/2/2012 14/2/2012 14/2/2012 14/2/2012 14/2/2012 14/2/2012 14/2/2012 15/02/2012 17/2/2012 Name Mr. Manjunath Maiyya Dr. H G Joshi Mr Darryla Jeethesh Mr. Raghavendra Prabhu Mr. Vasanth Shenoy Mr. Vikram Baliga Dr. Sundar Sarukkai, Dr. Ashok Chachadi, Dr. S. Ram Mohan & Mr. S. Skandan, Mr. Raju Venkataraman Mr. Manjunath Maiyya From Philips Helath Care, Bangalore BOP Coordinator, Manipal University MCIS MCIS Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Dept. of Commerce, Manipal University Guest Speakers to Address Students Managing Director & CEO, Medall Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai Philips Helath Care, Bangalore Executive Director, Indian Overseas Bank Vice Chancellor & Director Admn & GS, MU Jaipur Pro Chancellor, Manipal University IIM-B & PWC, Bangalore for Manthan 2012 Member, Tapmi Boms Former Managing Director, Tata Steel Pro Vice Chancellor, Manipal University Vice President, Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) Professor Emeritus Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal President - SMU DE, MaGE Trustee & Governing Council Member, Tapmi Director, US Pizza Vice President, McKann Erickson, India Vice President & Head - Global Cloud Services, iGATE Head - Competency Function, Wipro Technologies Batch 1992-94 Vice President - Grouyp HR & Group Head, Biocon Limited & Grop Companies Chief Divisional Retail Sales Manager, Indiam Oil Corporation Ltd

24/02/2012 Shri A. K. Bansal & Shri. ADM chavali 24/02/2012 14/03/2012 20/03/2012 22/03/2012 24/03/2012 30/03/2012 5/04/2012 28/04/2012 11/5/2012 7/6/2012 23/6/2012 24/07/2012 3/8/2012 7/8/2012 17/8/2012 18/8/2012 22/8/2012 29/8/2012 Brig (Dr) Surjit Pabla & Brig (Dr) Pradeep Siwach Dr. H. S. Ballal Prof. Sankarshan Basu, Mr. Anand Kakarla Mr. Mohan Phadkhe Dr. J. J. Irani & Mrs. Daisy Irani Dr. H. Vinod Bhat Mr. Rajesh Moorti Dr. M. V. Pylee Dato' Dr. Abdul Razzak Bin Mohd. Said & Dr. Jaspal Singh Sahota Mr. Vasu Saksena Dr. P.D. Shenoy Mr. Akbar Khwaja Mr. Kishore Chakraborti Mr. Vish Mavathur Mr. Ramki Krishnan Alumni Mr. Ravi Dasgupta Mr. V. R. Menon


Date 29/8/2012

Name Sri. Ashwini Mehra, Sri.Krishna Mohan Trivedi Ms. Shara Senior Ms. Adrianne Dominic & Mr. Atul Mohan Mr. Nikhil Sharma & Ms. Neha Chhabra Mr. Soumik Ganguly Mr. V. R. Menon / Mr. Naveen Kumar / XTRA CARE Dealers Mrs. Pragya Agarwal Mr. Vishal Mehra Mr. Arokia Sagayaraj

From Chief General Manager, SBI, BLR, Pro Chancellor, Manipal University, General Manager, SBI, Bangalore New Ventrures Ultrasound, Value Segment, Philips University Relations Head & Manager, Human Resources, Flipkart Director - Marketing & Asso.Manager - HR Perfetti Van Melle Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing Pagalguy Chief Divisional Retail Sales Manager, Indiam Oil Corporation Ltd Corporate HR, Talent Acquisition & Management, UB Ltd. Thermax Ltd Vice President, HR, Renault Nissan Techology & Buss.Centre India Pvt. Ltd., Chengalpet Director - Research, Global Innovation Centre, FROST & SULLIVAN Director/Faculty Team of GRG Institute of Management, Coimbatore President, Globalization & Smart +Connected Communities, CISCO, Bangalore Director - HR, General Motors President, Human Capital Management, Yes Bank Director - Credit Risk, Standard Chartered Bank, Mumbai Managing Director. Littler Associated, Chennai Britannia & Myntra Bangalore

29/8/2012 30/8/2012


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Mr. Kaushik Madhavan


Prof. S. Balasubramanian


Dr. Anil Menon

29/9/2012 5/10/2012 6/10/2012 11/10/2012 13/10/2012

Mr. Nishant Gaharwar Mr. Rajnish Datta Mr. Anirban Ganguly Mr. Ramachandra S Krishnan Mr. Sreekanth Arimanithaya & Mr. Vishnu Iruvanti Ms. Shanna Dietz Surendra & Ms. Usha Davalur Mr. Debasish Biswas Shri Pratap Reddy Mr. Dilip Jose Justice N. Santosh Hegde


U S Consulate General, Chennai

10/11/2012 15/11/2012 19/11/2012 7/1/2013

Vice President, Star TV Inspector General of Police, Western Range, Mangalore Vice President - Operations, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore Former Justice of Supreme Court & Solicitor General of India and Retired Lokayukta for Karnataka State

Date 24/01/2013 28/01/2013 30/01/2013

Name Dr. Lawrence Pratchett & Mr. Julian Longbottom Mr. Bijender Vats Mr. Syed M H Kirmani

From University of Canberra, Australia Asso. Director - HR Member, Indian Cricket Team 1983 Abbott, A Promise for Life Principal Commercial Officer, American Consulate, Chennai iCREATE, Soft Ware Corporate Vice-President & Head of Human Resources, Capgemini Associate Director - Human Resources, AsteraZeneca Vice Chancellor, Manipal University-Jaipur IGP, Eastern Range, Govt. of Karnataka

28/02/2013 Mr. Samarth Krishna / Mr. Sivakumar / Mr. Biswomay 29/02/2013 6/3/2013 15/3/2013 22/3/2013 23/03/2013 25/03/2013 Mr. James P Golsen Ms. Maya Shenoy & Mr. Karthik Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan Mr. Sanjay Srivastava Dr. Sandeep Sancheti Mr. Sanjay Sahay, IPS

"Quote - Unquote"
"Feel extremely happy to visit the Institute. Thank you for giving me the opportunity"

- Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

National Spokesperson BJP Central Office,New Delhi.

"I am delighted with the new campus and interaction with the staff and others. I wish TAPMI a glorious future."

- Shri. K V Kamath
Chairman of Infosys Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of ICICI Bank Ltd. Mumbai.

"Excellent is the right word to explain my impression of this Library. I am really impressed with the collection of books and the arrangement made to display them. Keep it up."

- Shri. N. Santosh Hegde

Former Justice of the Supreme Court & Solicitor General of India, Retired Lokayukta (Ombudsman) for Karnataka State

"Best of Luck. Great start and best wishes for a great Success."

- Dr. Anil Menon

President, Globalisation & Smart+ Connected Communities Cisco Systems Inc., Bangalore.


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Infrastructure facilities at TAPMI

In early 2009, its 25th year running, TAPMI took a landmark step in its history by shifting its operations to a new scenic, sprawling 42-acre residential green campus in Manipal, which was officially opened by President of India in 2010. Located on the side of a hillock and overlooking a valley filled with verdant tropical greenery, this campus provides an ideal setting for serious academic study and creativity, combined with entertainment and relaxation. The new facility, which was developed at a cost of about Rs. 60 crores (US $ 12 million) includes a built up area of over 3, 00, 000 sq. ft. to house modern, state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi-enabled, air-conditioned classrooms for students, plush offices for faculty and staff, a knowledge centre, a computer centre, a student's centre, hostels for men and women, and residences for faculty and staff. The student's centre is home to a canteen, a gym, yoga and meditation room, a mini open-air theatre and a convenience store. These facilities available in the campus are mentioned below in brief. Classroom space at the Institute is adequate for not only the PGDM program, but also sufficient to accommodate several simultaneous training and executive education programs, when required.


The new facility has Board room, Conference rooms with Video Conferencing Facilities and also has a Amphi theater in the Campus. There are seminar halls that can seat upto 500 persons. All these are equipped with video screen, speakers and microphones.

The library is housed in a centrally air-conditioned three floored independent building having plinth area of about 12,500 sq. ft. with a seating capacity of 120 users. It is open for long hours on working days and open on Sundays too. It has a rich collection of Print and electronic resources. The print collection includes Books, periodicals, Project reports, working papers and Annual reports of major limited companies. The electronic resources include Audio/Video Cassettes, CDs/DVDs and on-line/offline databases such as EBSCO's business source Complete, Proquest's ABI Inform global, ISI Emerging Markets, CRISIL's Industry Analysis, NCTI's trade-info, CMIE's Prowess, CapEx & EIS. The membership subscriptions include, DELNET, McKinsey Quarterly and American Information Resource Centre, Chennai.

TAPMI's new facility has about 16 different classrooms with seating capacities ranging from 60 students to 90 students. The classrooms are all air conditioned and specially designed for interactive participation, with executive-style seating and furniture. Although the entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled, each desk is also equipped with a LAN port for cable-enabled internet access. Each classroom is also equipped with equipment for projection facilities to enable presentations, and video-based and audio-based sessions. Some of the classrooms also provide videoconferencing facilities.


TAPMI firmly believes in the maximal use and full leveraging of Information and Communication Technology in all spheres of its activities. Faculty and students are actively encouraged to use state of the art


technologies in teaching, learning, research, and allied academic endeavours. To facilitate this, TAPMI has built a world class ICT infrastructure comprising of high quality hardware, software and communication systems, over the past decade. The institute provides very premium configuration along with LAN connections (both wired and wireless), in addition to 24/7 Internet connectivity. These computers are networked via high-end blade servers and managed switches. In addition to the laptop hardware, data loss prevention software has been provided. Anti-virus, port locker, permanent file eraser, PC reporter (asset tagging, tracking and early warning locate laptop) and other database software's with are advanced features are equipped in the laptop. Two ISPs together deliver a total bandwidth of 16 MBPS (1:1); this bandwidth ably supports the various services offered such as email, browsing, access to vital databases (online as well as in-LAN), and several other resources on the institute's intranet. The institute has put in place Video-Conferencing facilities at its Manipal as well as Bangalore (TAPMI-CEE) centers both IP-based and via ISDN. These facilities are used for class room functioning, group meetings, and virtual and interactive lectures and discussions. Facilities such as laser printers, DVD writers and scanners are also available for peripheral support. The institute has three Computer labs, One exclusively for Examination lab and as a systems lab, a digital library, ten class rooms with full ICT support, three hostel blocks having LAN connected PCs, amply enrich its academic machinery. Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) equipment and two diesel generators provide electric power in the event of power failure. Internet at TAPMI is a state-of-the-art facility provided at all corners of the academic block and student housing. The service has been a result of special efforts from three major

corporate houses in the country providing services: TATA, BSNL and ION. ICT has been effectively deployed at TAPMI for administrative functions too

A bright, spacious hall overlooking the valley houses TAPMI's new canteen and mess to provide students, faculty and staff with nutritious food for the body and the mind. The canteen counter is open from 8 am to 9:30 pm daily and provides a variety of snacks and refreshments at nominal prices. The mess, primarily catering to the students in residence, operates at fixed timings: Breakfast: 8 am 9:30 am Lunch: 12:00 noon 2 pm Tea: 4:30 pm 6 pm Dinner: 7:30 pm 9:30 pm The canteen and mess are located in the Student Center.

TAPMI's new campus has two hostels for men and one for women. The hostels have been designed keeping in mind the students' requirements for rigorous study accompanied by soothing relaxation. Each room has an attached bathroom and 24-hour hot water facility supported by solar heating. All the hostels have lifts, back-up power and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. The hostels for men have 55 double rooms and 50 single rooms each, while the hostel for women has 50 double and 45 single rooms. The capacities of the hostels are adequate for accommodating the students and a few rooms have also been converted to accommodate guests. At present, students in the second year of the PGP program can opt for a single room.


All faculty members and staff have one landline connection. This facility is being provided through BSNL. Internal calls are free.

Students, who have to go out in the city for buying usual household items etc., are normally provided with a cab which takes them for their errand and returns back to the Institute. This ensures absolute safety of students who stay away from their homes.

TAPMI has an integrated laundry service provider in the campus. The campus services include washing, drying and ironing. At request, even dry-cleaning is also done. Students, Faculty and staff can utilize their services. The hostels also are provided with automatic washing machines and several iron boards and irons. The facility is manned by skilled employees with a supervisor.

The campus is guarded by around 30 guards all the time. Institute also has Warden/Asst. Warden round the clock inside the campus. The guards are placed on all important locations and access points in the campus. . The whole campus is fenced.


TAPMI has a permanent health centre, for faculty, staff, students who need medical attention. It acts as a small infirmary, which has some essential equipment with First Aid kit and medicines and a Doctor. 24 hour assistance available. The Health Centre also houses a range of important and essential drugs and medicine which can be administered to any student who is in need. Not only that all the Faculty, Staff and Students are covered under Med claim facility from Kasturba /Manipal Hospitals.

The Institute has contracts with Master Staffing Solutions, one of the largest facility management service providers for housekeeping and other services in manipal. This ensures that the TAPMI is kept hygienic and clean round the clock.

Syndicate Bank has set up its Extension counter and an ATM in the campus. This ATM is captive in nature and is prohibited to outsiders. This way, Institute has maintained its exclusivity in provision of services to students, faculty and staff.

The campus has a convenience store at the student center where items of daily needs and snacks, refreshments and other items are sold.

The Institute is equipped with all modern technologies in all its classrooms for audio and video systems. All classrooms are equipped with speakers, collar microphones for Faculty, Laptops, White Boards and projector with screen. There are several public lecture halls which have been equipped with a high fidelity video screen, speakers and microphones. The Institute has Video Conferencing feature.


Both the Academic Block (classrooms, library, faculty rooms, gymnasium, health center, ATM etc.) and the entire Student Residence (student rooms, common rooms, dining halls etc.) are centrally air-conditioned. The bathrooms in students housing are also fitted with geysers for hot waters in winters.