08 Dec 2017 20:14 IST

TAPMI plans to launch HRM programme

TAPMI’s director speaks on the new course and on the closure of the PGDM in Healthcare Management

Manipal-based TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) recently had a soft launch of PGDM (Postgraduate Diploma in Management) in Human Resource Management (HRM). Three years ago it had launched a PGDM in Banking and Financial Services (BKFS).

Madhu Veeraraghavan, Director, TAPMI, recently told BusinessLine on Campus that the institution wants the specialist programme to be clearly linked to the industry, whenever it launches one.

TAPMI’s BKFS programme, launched three years ago, has been very well-accepted in the industry, Veeraraghavan said.

Stating that a very few business schools in India offer the kind of BKFS programme that TAPMI offers, he said, that its coursework is aligned to the CFA Institute. According to him, 80 per cent of the curriculum is mapped to the CFA curriculum.

The institute is also in conversations with the Global Association of Risk Professionals. It plans to map the BKFS programme’s banking curriculum to the association’s financial risk management programme.

He said that BKFS students spend a month at the State Bank of India’s (SBI) staff training college in Hyderabad. “We are the only programme in the country which offers training from the top SBI bankers,” he said, adding that the students are trained in real banking issues.

On the HRM programme, Veeraraghavan said that TAPMI is collaborating with SHRM (Society for Human Resources) to develop the curriculum for the programme. “The programme will be mapped to the requirements of SHRM. The reason why we are doing that is that there is an absolute paucity in HR, like in the banking area,” he said.

“The point I am trying to make is that any specialist programme we offer, we want the programme to be clearly linked to the industry. Otherwise there is no point in offering them,” he added.

On the TAPMI’s plans to discontinue PGDM in Healthcare Management (HCM), he said that the issue had been discussed at the TAPMI Trust level. “Maybe that is not our expertise. Maybe the markets are not ready yet for that sort of programme. We do what we are good at . What we are not, we take stock and we pull back,” he said.

“The TAPMI Trust has approved the closure of the programme. We will now stop that programme and will be asking AICTE for an approval for the HRM programme,” Veeraraghavan said.