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Newsletter Volume: 02 Issue: 06 - 07 June - July 2013

Our Mission... “To excel in post-graduate management education, research and practice”. Means: • By nurturing and developing global wealth creators and leaders. • By continually benchmarking ourselves against best in class institutions. • By fostering continuous learning and reflection, achievement orientation, creative interdependence and respect for diversity. Value Bounds: • Holistic concern for ethics, environment and society.

T. A. Pai Management Institute, popularly known as TAPMI, Manipal has earned initial accreditation of its postgraduate programs by recent decision of the Board of Directors of AACSB International. (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International). AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. TAPMI joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International. TAPMI is the first AICTE approved B-School and Second in India to achieve this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. World over, Less than 5% have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. WHAT IS AACSB-INTERNATIONAL? Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the oldest and toughest accreditation organisation in the world. Headquartered at Tampa, Florida, US, the organisation has been in existence since 1916. Initially an essentially American accreditation organisation, AACSB expanded its operations during late 20th century to both enable the spread of the best practices of management education globally and to facilitate global tie ups among business schools. (Please visit

CRISIL awarded A*** under B-School grading at national and Karnataka State level to TAPMI in 2012.

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Events at the Institute Induction Program for the PGP Batch 2013-15 TAPMI, Manipal extended a warm welcome on June 15, 2013 to its 31st Batch of PGDM and 4th Batch of PGDMHealthcare students. The induction program started off with a prayer at Chaitya Hall, Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal, and a formal inaugural session. Dr. R C Natarajan, Director welcomed the new batch and informed them about the prestigious accreditation of TAPMI by AACSB International. The Chief Guest Dr. P Tamilvanan, Chairman, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), Mangalore addressed the students with his words of wisdom. He spoke on the essential qualities a Manager of the future should possess. He shared his own experiences at various ports like Vizag, Chennai, Kochi and Mangalore. Dr. H Shantaram Administrative Officer, Academy of General Education, Manipal greeted the students and spoke about the evolution of Manipal as a global hub for higher education as envisioned by its founder Dr. TMA Pai. This was followed by the batch being introduced to the faculty members and academics at TAPMI.

TAPMI admitted 409 students for this year. This batch has a good mix of students with various backgrounds and representing different cultures. 31 % of students are women and over 92% of the batch has completed their technical education of either B. E or B. Tech. The batch comprises of 16 % of freshers and belongs to 60 % of the states in India. The batch has an average of 2 years and a maximum of 4.5 y e a r s w o r k experience in leading companies. On the second day, the batch interacted witha distinguished TAPMI alumnus (PGDM 2004-06) Mr. Shashank Shukla from New Delhi, whose inspiring words were a valuable take away and was a truly inspiring start to the students. While the formal aspect of the induction was held with smooth finesse, in the evening, the juniors had a cultural program conducted by the Cultural Committee to showcase their talents. Dances, dramas and lots of fun were the order of the day.

Executive Education Programs - LIC & ICICI In June, TAPMI conducted 3 Executive Education Programs. Two, Leadership Training programmes for ICICI Bank Officers and one for the Senior Managers and Branch Managers of LIC. This was the Second batch of the program for LIC Officers.

The number of participants for the 16th Batch of ICICI Bank Officers was 78 and the second batch of LIC Training Programme had 38 participants. Mr. Ratikant Singh from LIC also attended the training Programme as observer. We also had Mr. Bhujangesh Kamath from SCHIL Mangalore, at our campus during the LIC Training Programme.


LIC Officers Program A team of 33 members comprising of Senior and Branch Managers of Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mumbai were at our campus to be a part of the Leadership Development Program organised from May 29 to 31, 2013.

Faculty Development Programme on Multivariate Statistical Techniques for Research TAPMI, Manipal successfully completed a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Multivariate Statistical Techniques for Research�. The FDP was organised in the TAPMI campus from June 10-14, 2013 by TAPMI's Research Promotion Committee. The workshop covered various topics ranging from Odds ratio, Regression diagnostics, Logistic regression, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Factor analysis, Conjoint Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, and Discriminant analysis. It was primarily meant for researchers using and teaching multivariate statistical techniques. The sessions of the FDP were conducted by various faculty members of TAPMI. The FDP was coordinated by Prof. Kumar Mukherjee.

technique of Multidimensional scaling. The second part of the fourth day and the fifth day of the workshop was handled by Prof. H.S. Srivatsa. The topic covered was Factor analysis. During the fifth day of the workshop participants were exposed to the technique of Discriminant analysis. The SPSS software was used as a tool in most of the sessions in FDP. The concluding session of the workshop was valedictory and the feedback collection from the participants. Prof. Ajith Kumar and Prof. Kumar Mukherjee 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 basics of regression techniques and logistic regression and odds ratio by Prof. Kumar Mukherjee. The second day was handled by Prof. Ajith Kumar who discussed various techniques in ANOVA family. Those topics included oneway ANOVA, factorial independent ANOVA, Multivariate ANOVA and Repeated measures ANOVA. The first half of the third day started with Prof. Kumar Mukherjee who discussed in detail about baseline category logistic model and proportional odds model. The post lunch session of the third day was taken by Prof. Sivakumar. The topic he covered was conjoint analysis. The first half of the fourth day of the workshop was handled by Prof. Sivakumar. In the first half of the fourth day the participants were exposed to the

In all, there were 16 participants from various parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala which included faculty members and industry person. In addition to these, there were three faculty members from TAPMI, namely Prof. Sudeep Kumar, Prof. Durga Prasad, Prof. Rishi Kesavaram in the workshop as participants. Among the sixteen external participants seven opted for residential accommodation. They were provided accommodation in the gents' hostel. Apart from this the study material which comprised of lecture slides, databases and articles given by various faculty members were also distributed to the participants.


Faculty / Staff Retreat 2013 A retreat was organised by TAPMI for the Faculty and Staff members with their family members at Kabini River Lodge, Nagarhole. The Resort had places of interest such as Boat safari in Kabini River and Wild life safari at Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The stay was arranged at Jungle Lodges & Resorts.

elephants were seen in large numbers inside the park. The park also has a good number of jackals, grey mongoose, sloth bears, striped hyena, spotted deer sambar, barking deer and wild boar. Other mammalian inhabitants included the common palm civet, brown mongoose, striped-necked mongoose, red giant squirrel, Indian porcupine, and Indian giant flying squirrel. The park has over 270 species of birds that include the vultures, greater spotted eagle, Nilgiri woodpigeon and Indian peafowl. Few Reptiles commonly found were mugger and varieties of Snake species, Lizards, toads, Insects such as beetles, ants.

Director, Deans, Faculty members and Staff members enjoyed the retreat accompanied by their respective families during April-May 2013. The retreat was coordinated by Prof. K J Jaims. During the safari in the river and the forest, many species like tiger, Indian bison, leopard, wild dogs and Asian


Faculty Contributions

New Members in TAPMI Family

• Dr. R C Natarajan has been invited as a resource person to present a session "Participants & Engagement: Evolving Faculty Models to increase Academic and Professionals Engagement" at AACSB's 2013 Asia Pacific Accreditation Conference held at Chinese University of Hong Kong during May 21-25, 2013.

Prof. Abilash Ramani K has joined TAPMI as Faculty Associate in the area of Systems. Prior to joining TAPMI, he was employed at Vasavi VidyaNiketan, IMTR, Bangalore as Assistant Professor.

• Prof. Ajith Kumar's case has been published by Ivey. The case has been co-authored by him with one of our alumni, Mr. Amit Kumar Pansari. This case which was initially an MIP project then evolved into a case. An earlier version of this case won the third prize at IIM-A's International Case Masters competition in December 2012. The case is posted at:

Prof. Kedar Pandurang Joshi has joined TAPMI as Assistant Professor in the area of Operations. He qualified as a Fellow program in Management from IIM - Lucknow.

• Prof. Vishwanath has been invited to judge the CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association) 2013 Case Competition. He is also a judge at the EFMD Case Competition to be conducted this year.

Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan has joined TAPMI as a Professor in the area of Finance. Prior to joining TAPMI, he was employed as Professor of Finance at Monash University, Department of Accounting and Finance, Clayton campus, Melbourne, Australia.

• Prof. Chowdari Prasad was invited to speak on “Recent Trends of Private Equity Funding in India” on May 28 (Second Day) at the 1st National Symposium on Innovation in Management - Opportunities and Challenges, held on May 27 & 28, 2013 at JSS Centre for Management Studies, Mysore. The two-day program was attended / addressed by academicians, industry professionals from cross functional areas and students of MBA from the Institute. Diverse topics covered in different sessions during the symposium included Innovation Initiatives, Innovation in Perspective, Models of Innovation, Poster Session, Panel Discussions, New Ways of thinking and Social Change, Managing Innovation in Funding, Operationalising Innovation, Socio-Economic Issues and Capturing Innovation.

Prof. Madhavi Latha Nandi has joined TAPMI on June 10, 2013, as Assistant Professor in the area of IT & Systems. Prior to joining TAPMI, she was employed at Institute of Public Enterprise, Osmania University, Hyderabad, as Assistant Professor.

New Staff Members

• Prof. Sankalpa Bhattacharjee published a paper jointly with Dr. Debkumar Chakrabarti in the International Journal of Business Information Systems. (Bhattacharjee S. & Chakrabarti D. (2013). Heterogeneity in Indian IT-ITeS industry: Is a uniform policy enough? Int. J. Business Information Systems, 13 (3), 317–342.)

Mr. Sandeep has joined TAPMI as Technical Trainee in the area of IT.

• Prof. Gururaj Kidiyoor's paper titled "Measurement Scales for Obsolescence Risk in Business Buying of High-Technology Products" has been published in the June 2013 issue of IIM Shillong's Journal of Management Science. Mr Sandeepa has joined TAPMI as Technical Trainee-in IT.


Research Seminars • Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan presented a Research Seminar on the topic: Religious Beliefs and Local Government Financing, Investment, and Cash Holdings Decisions”, on June 26, 2013.

• Prof. P Srikanth presented a Research Seminar on “DILEMMA OF A CALL CENTRE TRAINING INSTITUTE" on April 10, 2013. • Prof. Sulagna Mukherjee presented a Research Seminar on “Impact of Macroeconomic Condition on Financial Leverage: Evidence from Indian Firms” on the March 27, 2013.

• Prof. K.J. Jaims presented a Research Seminar on the topic “An Action Research on the Perceptions of Applicants towards Admission to Management Courses in TAPMI in 2013” on April 26, 2013.

Industry Interaction / Guest Lectures explain that there are three types of companies in today's IT industry – Service Organizations (Indian Companies and MNCs), Product Companies (Very few Indian Companies and MNCs) and Niche Companies focusing on one industry (E.g.: Companies providing services in ecommerce industry).

CII Sponsorship: TAPMI was the Associate Co-Sponsor at the EDU Summit 2013, sponsored by the CII, Northern Region held on May 29 at Chandigarh. Promotional materials of the institute were distributed to all the participants.

He gave a few examples of each of these companies mentioning TCS, Infosys etc in the service organization; Microsoft, Intel etc in Product Companies. He also said that many product companies have big ideas and small budgets and hence they outsource such businesses to India. The third type of companies is Niche Companies who focus on one industry and develop IT services and products for that Industry only. These include, etc which deals in ecommerce. He also mentioned that these days few companies come to India to learn from us.

"Career for an MBA in IT” by Mr. Prince Jayakumar, India Head Recruitment, CGI

Mr. Prince Jayakumar then spoke about different roles available starting with the bread and butter of traditional industry which is management of a new service or product which translates in to a project management assignment. MBAs are recruited for delivery management of these projects. The second type of role is Project Programmer role which includes transition management and execution etc. The third is Business Development role. It is getting difficult to acquire businesses as the competition is increasing day by day. The large deals of more than $ 1 billion have to be studied well. Companies need Financial Engineers to calculate the finances needed and how should they be funded and once integrated, marketing managers to manage these large accounts. The fourth type of role is a Product Management role where in a manager has to handle all the aspects of a product. The fifth type of role is Partner Management role which includes looking after or maintaining relations with a channel partner who is doing business for you in some other country. Apart from these, there are many roles emerging in new technology sectors like ecommerce, educational sector etc.

In today's world, when IT has become inevitable in business, it is very important to know the role of IT in businesses and how an MBA graduate can carve a successful career in IT. TAPMI witnessed the presence of Mr. Prince Jayakumar, India Head – Recruitment, CGI. CGI is the 6th largest software services company in the world. It had a revenue of nearly 10billion dollar in 2012 and employs 70000 people in 40 countries. Their services include IT, business consulting and outsourcing. He started his talk by posing two questions to the students namely, " what are the different roles available for an MBA graduate in IT and how are you planning to shape your career as an MBA in IT". He also mentioned the challenges IT industry is facing today like constant technology changes among others. He moved on to

He then moved on by asking to students "What are we trying to solve in IT industry? How will our presence make a difference? What are the new ideas you are going to bring into the industry? Will your role be substantial in building new technology, new business, and new paradigms in the


IT industry?". He gave a contrasting example of Vineet Nair, HCL Technologies Founder who was the first one to come up with an idea of using IT infrastructure in India and tools like Facebook etc which are not technologies but just a business case or approach. He said that one should not look for jobs in IT industry, rather one should look for solutions and jobs will automatically follow.

associated with GVR Infra since September 2011 as VP and Head - HR and has been instrumental in driving people related policies and processes. Prior to joining GVR, he worked with Indian Airforce, Unilever PLC, Air Deccan, Kingfisher airlines, and GMR Group. Mr. Chandrakumar briefed the audience on organization structure and its importance in it being a clear mandate on the roles, responsibilities and deliverables expected from employees in an organization. He discussed the motivation factors in an organization. An in-depth insight of the Performance Management Process (PMP) and its objectives was given. PMP brings in performance based culture along with ensuring alignment of organization goals with business, functional and individual goals. This provides clarity of what the organization desires to achieve. PMP leverages self-development through training. This evolution process helps in understanding individuals, in determining the skillsets an individual needs to imbibe, thus helping in keeping out competency gaps. Values are integrated by linking it to results. PMP also provides a platform for a periodic performance dialogue and feedback. The significance of PMP is thus realized for the basic survival of an organization.

After talking a little about the changes in the way people work in IT - from tables to cubicles to hot seats to virtual desktops, he then moved on to explain the bigger role of India in development of IT and what all changes should happen in India. He mentioned that the outlook of Indian IT has always been to destroy the ecosystem and that we fail to understand the basic difference between competition and ecosystem. He said that we should grab the opportunity if we have benefited by it because our partners will also need our help one day and that is how ecosystem is developed. He concluded by saying that the Indian IT services have grown to such a volume that they need to think about the future now. Indian IT needs to differentiate itself in front of the world competition, spend more on innovation, apply reverse brain drain to attract the product companies to come and do business here, develop and launch more products.

Mr. Chandrakumar touched upon the goal setting process. The speaker also threw light on other aspects like Performance Planning, PMP format and methodology, Outcome, Eligibility & criteria for Promotions, Feedback Process, Grievance mechanism and PMP dialogue feedback. Mr. Chandrakumar concluded his speech by explaining the PIP process. It is a constant review process to ensure employees perform better, upto the desired level. He appreciated the active participation of the audience and the thought provoking questions asked by them. Thus, the guest lecture ended successfully with students gaining a greater knowledge on Performance Management.

Mr. Natarajan Chandrakumar, VP and Head HR, GVR Infra addressed students on Performance Management

Mr. Rahul Mullick, Partner Business Consulting and Technology, PwC addressed the students

Mr. Natarajan Chandrakumar, VP and Head – HR, GVR Infra addressing the audience

Mr. Natarajan Chandrakumar, Vice President and Head – Human Resources, GVR Infra, kept students at T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal engaged in his address on 'Performance Management'. Mr. Chandrakumar has obtained his Master degrees in Human Resource Management from National Institute of Personnel Management, Kolkata and Public Administration degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has more than 23 years of experience in Human Resource Management and Administration and has worked in various sectors such as FMCG, Construction and Aviation. Mr. Chandrakumar has been

TAPMI, Manipal experienced an informative session by Mr. Rahul Mullick, Partner – Business Consulting and Technology, PwC on june 17, 2013. Mr. Mullick has a rich experience working in organizations like Microland, QAI, E&Y, Wipro, KPMG spanning over geographic regions like


Challenges and Future Trends in IT Consulting

Delhi, Melbourne and Saudi Arabia. A proud alumnus of TAPMI (1997 batch), he addressed the gathering on 'Careers in Consulting'. Consulting, according to Mr. Mullick, broadly includes reusability of learning, an opportunity to meet people, making improvements, taking up new challenges sometimes even with limited knowledge, working in teams, fast delivery, high quality output and growing careers. The right attitude and hard work are few of the major requirements for a consultant. Citing his experience over various roles along his career path, he reckons that there is always something new to learn in every new role taken up. Mr. Mullick discussed the various skills a consultant is expected to have. Being smart, articulate, research oriented - thorough with data and analysis and thus investing in oneself is a mandatory. Being sales oriented helps in networking; being good at number crunching, having an eye for detail, communication skills and being methodical and organized are skills well appreciated in a consultant. He touched upon the basic behaviour that needs to be demonstrated in today's corporate world. Being people first, a team person, taking up new challenges, taking ownership, being responsive, down to earth and most importantly being ethical are few facets which is expected from a professional. He also highlighted that it is not just an individual's professional responsibility to do a good job, but it is a morale responsibility too.

TAPMI organised a Video Conferencing Lecture by senior executives of Actuant Technologies, India - Mr. Varun Vijay Rao (Managing Director), Mr. Sagar Murthy (Assistant Director) and Ms. Ivy Lenet Saldanha (Director, Human Resource & Admin) on the topic - "Challenges and Future Trends in IT Consulting".

Ms. Anupama Rammohan shares her views on Competency Mapping Ms. Anupama Rammohan is the Director of HR, IMS Health who has more than 16 years experience in HR with specialization in the areas of Talent Acquisition & Management, Talent Engagement & Management as well as Learning & Development. She was responsible, at Theorem, for steering the growth of the company from 500 employees in 2010 to 1100 in 2013 at the time of her leaving Theorem.

Mr. Mullick gave a brief insight upon the career movement in consulting. Analyst and Consultant roles are generally in line with experience below three years. Similarly, Consultants and Assistant Managers usually have three to six years' experience and are assigned as small project leads. Higher up – Principal Consultants and Managers with six to nine years' experience are assigned as project managers. Managing Consultants and Senior Managers serve as service line or regional leaders or program managers; Associate Directors and Directors have expertise in their practice and are usually regional heads. The speaker rounded off his speech by mentioning that at a B-school like TAPMI, its students are expected to always be at the forefront of team exercises, volunteering for tasks, eager to present output of team, good at preparing reports and documents, digging deep to research for output, staying connected with fellow team members, professors, industry and other B-school students. Thus, the first session of the TAPMI Guest Lecture Series 201314 concluded with students gaining a deeper understanding of the consulting industry and requirements of a successful career in it.

Ms. Anupama Rammohan during her interactive session

Ms. Anupama spoke about competency mapping with the use of a few activities and practical examples. She started off by talking about the most opulent ship and what was called the acme of comfort at that time - The Titanic. She mentioned the reasons why the tragedy occurred which rooted to ignorance of safety and arrogance of the decision makers. She used the iceberg as an analogy to explain Competency, which is defined as the skill, knowledge and behaviour to perform the job at hand. Just like the iceberg, there are other traits of a person which are


not visible on the surface, such as attitude, religion and physical ability. Analogically, the part of iceberg above water is known as functional competency - easy to validate and easy to access, while the part below water is behavioural competency.

Ms Anupama believes and recommends conducting competency mapping for any industry and mentioned that the cost of not conducting such an activity will result in a loss of 3-4 times to company. This was only the monetary loss while there were other latent costs involved in it too. The session ended with a busy round of questions and answers.

Ms. Anupama then went on to explain the difference between the two types of competency, after which the four steps of competency mapping were discussed along with an activity. The first step was job description, the objective of it, how to prepare one and the need for it in the company's perspective. She quoted “without a job description, it is like going somewhere without a map”. A sample JD was circulated in the class. The second step to competency mapping is a job element analysis, and followed by drawing a competency mapping. She demonstrated on how a competency map is drawn and the result of this was used to make competency based selections.

Guest Visit Mr. R K Agrawal, DGM (Personal Banking Business Unit) and Mr. I M Ramesh, AGM, SBI Bangalore Local Head Office, accompanied by AGM, Regional Office of Malpe, Chief Manager from Manipal and Manager-Personal Banking Division, SBI-Manipal branch visited the campus on May 9. They had a brief interaction with the Dean on the proposal of adding TAPMI to the Scholar Loans (Educational Loans) Scheme.

Students' Page Intellectual Contributions by Students ? Mr. Akshat Agarwal's, article, "The Curious Case of the Indian Rupee" has been published in the MBASkool website. You may read his article by accessing the following link:

? Ms. Kavea's article titled, “Nurturing Modern Day HR” has been published in MBA Skool website. This article c a n b e r e a d a t t h e l i n k : ? Mr. Akhilesh Singh and Mr. Antariksh Gupta's article, “New Banking Rules” has been published in You can read their article using this link:

? Ms. Pragati Jaiswal and Mr. Pratyush Kumar (both PGP2, HCM students). Their article entitled," Preserving the miracle of antibiotics" submitted for MBAskool article writing contest in February 2013 has been published by MBAskool.. The link to their article is

Students celebrate Global Compassions Day

? Ms. M.P. Prashanthi Priyanka for getting her article, "Aadhaar Card (UID) and its applications" published in the MBASkool website. The link for her article is here:

TAPMI celebrated Global Compassions Day on 10th May across India. Volunteers from TAPMI turned out in huge numbers across India to support the event. TAPMI alumni also participated in Bangalore. The first year students are currently undergoing their MIP at various locations. Some of the highlights of the events are

Mumbai - A sum of 9900 was donated to Bal Anand (Centre for care and rehabilitation of orphaned, abandoned children till they are adopted by outsiders) towards the surgery of a blind and a differently-able kid named "Pari".

? Mr. Abhishek Ramachandran and Ms. Kavea Madhanagopal's article, “Transcending Supply Chains” has been published in The link for his article:

Hyderabad - A drawing competition was conducted for the children of Cheers Foundation Charitable Trust and books and sweets were distributed


Delhi - Stationary and groceries were distributed to 'The Earth Saviors Foundation'- school for poor children and old age home.

Jaipur - Medicines and food was distributed to Animal shelter which is managed by an NGO called as 'People For Animals' along with government veterinary hospital.

Chennai - Stationary and groceries were distributed to Netaji home - a home for care and rehabilitation of orphan children

The Student volunteers of TAPMI and TAPMI alumni thank SoulBath Peace foundation for their guidance and support in conducting the event which was spreadheaded by the SEG ( Social Endeavour Group) constituting the Students.

Bangalore - Groceries were distributed to Ashraya Old age home. A couple of Alums also participated in the event and have promised to help the organization on a continuous basis.

Alumni Ventures industry is poised to take off and that Jigsaw Academy can play a crucial role by identifying and nurturing analytic talent in India. (www. • Jigsaw Academy provides training on the latest tools and techniques in the field of analytics. Our Alumnus, Mr. Sumit Khandelwal (2007-09) has co-founded, GIFTXOXO.COM, a gifting platform that enables corporate and personal gifting. He has worked with Hexaware, Wipro Consumer Care and METRO - Cash & Carry in sales, distribution and marketing functions. His idea of relaxation is spending time at the gym and playing a game of Snooker. He is responsible for business development, sales, logistics and creating business strategies at Giftxoxo.

• Jigsaw Academy's unique online platform provides the best learning experience through a combination of virtual classroom and virtual lab. • Students can opt for live (virtual) classroom training or self-paced video-based courses. • Students learn from industry experts who have applied analytics to solve a variety of business problems in diverse domains

( " is a gifting platform which enables Personal and Corporate Gifting. We are a team of young and dynamic professionals committed to deliver customer delight every time. We are working with more than 150 clients across India. We deliver a wide range of gift items across India. Our head office is in Bangalore and branch offices are in Delhi, Mumbai, Raipur, Kolkata and Jamshedpur. We cater to both corporate (B2B) and personal (B2C) gift requirements. Giftxoxo has more than 200 product brands and a huge variety of products from different categories", says Mr. Sumit.

Ms. Sarita Digumarti is an Alumnus of TAPMI and belongs to the 1995-97 batch. She has over 10 years of extensive analytics and consulting experience across diverse domains including retail, health-care and financial services. She has worked in both India and the US, helping clients tackle complex business problems by applying analytical techniques. She has a Master's degree in Quantitative Economics, from Tufts University, Boston, and a PG Diploma in Management from TAPMI.

Jigsaw Academy Ms. Sarita Digumarti, together with Mr. Gaurav Vohra has started Jigsaw academy. This brainchild startup is by the two of them, who together have over 20 years of experience in the analytics industry. They have partnered with Priya Gupte who brings marketing expertise to the table. All the three have worked in varied industries, across multiple roles and have vastly differing experiences. Yet, together they formed the jigsaw. The common thread across the three is that they believe that the analytics

Alumnus defends her Ph.D Prof. Renuka Kamath of the 1987-89 batch has defended her Ph. D recently. She is currently working as Associate Professor and teaches Marketing Management, Sales & Distribution at SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.



Alumnus pursuing her Ph.D at University of Washington Ms. Chethana Achar belonging to the 2007-2009 batch has joined the Ph. D at Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. She has taken Marketing as major and her research is on Consumer Behaviour. She is also working as Teaching & Research Assistant /. Apart from the subject coursework, the curriculum involves teaching effectiveness programs, participation in academic communities and lot of hands-on research. After she graduated from TAPMI, she was working as Brand Manager at United Spirits Limited (UB Group).

Dr. P Tamilvanan, Chairman, New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), Mangalore visited our campus. During his visit a sapling was planted. Director, Deans and Dr. H Shantharam were present during the sapling plantation.

Udupi Manipal News Banking in Udupi It gave employment opportunities to many unemployed youth and developed the habit of thrift among the poor people. In addition to these two banks, the land has given birth to many non-banking institutions and Co-operative Banks.

Udupi is the centre of banking activities. In the map of banking of the country, Udupi could be placed in significant place as the land with birth of two nationalised banks, the Corporation Bank and Syndicate Bank. The contribution Haji Abdullah Haji in building the Corporation Bank and Late T Upendra Pai and Dr T M A Pai, founders of Syndicate Bank gets worth mention here because of the contributions in upholding the lives of many poor people and encouraging rural banking activities.

Now, all Nationalised and national level banks in the country have their branches here in Udupi here and have been giving good banking services.

Banks in Udupi / Manipal Bank of Baroda Court Road. Udupi-1 Canara Bank K.M. Marg, Udupi-1, Manipal Corporation Bank Zonal Office: Rajaji Marg, Udupi & Manipal. Indian Bank G.B. Panth Rd. Udupi Indian Overseas Bank Car St. Udupi-1 & Manipal.

Karnataka Bank Ltd. Ambagilu, Udupi. RSB Bhavan, Manipal. State Bank of India Ajjarkad, Mythri Complex, Udupi Tiger Circle, Manipal

ING Vysya Bank Ltd. Maruthi Veethika, Udupi - 1 Vijaya Bank Ltd. Brahmavara, Udupi - 1 Syndicate Circle, Manipal.

Syndicate Bank H.O. Manipal

ICICI Bank Udupi Syndicate Circle, Manipal.

Axis Bank Udupi / Manipal

HDFC Bank Manipal


New Mangalore Port Trust The New Mangalore Port, the only Major Port of Karnataka was declared as the 9th Major Port on 4th May 1974 and was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi on 11th January 1975.

Deepest inner harbour on the west coast with 15.4 mtrs depth at the entrance channel Then Prime Minister Late Smt. Indira Gandhi Jee at the Inaugural Function

The provisions of the Major Port Trust Act 1963 were applied to NMP with effect from 1-4-1980. Since then the Port has been functioning as a catalyst for the economic development of this region and cater to the needs of the shippers. Over the years, the Port has grown from the level of handling less than a lakh tonnes of traffic during the inception period to 31.55 million tones handled during 2010-11

Till 31st March 1980, the Government of India centrally administered both project and the port On 1st April 1980, the Port Trust Board was set up under the Major Port Trust Act, 1963 and was Inaugurated by the then Minister for Shipping & Transport, A.P. Sharma on 31st March, 1980. Since then NMPT Port has been functioning as the 10th Major Port Trust and has fallen in line with other Major Port Trusts functioning in the country.

About NMPT Mangalore Port is a modern all-weather port situated at Panambur, Mangalore (Karnataka State in South India), on the West Coast of India, 170 nautical miles South of Mormugao & 191 nautical miles North of Cochin Port. The Mangalore Harbour Projects Started in 1962, was completed in May 1974.

Gateway to World Markets Abutting the Arabian Sea, nestled between the Netravati and Gurpur rivers lays the quaint town of Mangalore. It has been historically a shipbuilding center. Being a strategic port it was always under conflict in the past swarmed over by several varied dynasties. Chroniclers reveal that vessels from Mangalore port touched the shores of Persia, Greece, Rome etc. This clearly establishes Mangalore�s prominence in sea trade due to its geographical proximity to important shipping routes. Lying south, the Indian Ocean provides major sea routes connecting the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and the Americas.

An ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 - ISPS Compliant Port

Over the years the Port has grown from the level of handling less than a lakh tonnes of cargo to 31.55 million tonnes handled during the year 2010-11. The Port facilities provided are to face the growing challenges and emerging needs of the 21st century.


Rail Network

Commercial advantages

The port provides a railway siding to Mangalore. The railway links spread into the neighbouring states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamilnadu besides the hinterland. The rail network extends to major industrial cities like Chennai, Bangalore Coimbatore and Mumbai in addition to numerous other commercially important cities.

Customer satisfaction is the corner stone around which all our services are devised. We strive to give them a competitive edge, both today and in the future. The congestion free all weather port helps vessels to berth all through the year. A secured container yard prevent theft and pilferage and through the single-window clearance and simplified documentation system cargoes move in or out at speeds unmatched by any other port.

Road network The Port is connected with 3 National Highways. The national highway NH 17 passing near the Port. This highway stretches from Kochi to Mumbai linking many important cities and towns in its route. The NH 48 connects directly Mangalore to Bangalore and NH 13 Mangalore-Sholapur. In addition to the above, four laning of NH from Bantwal to Surathkal is nearing completion.

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