TAPMI To Hold 38th T A Pai Memorial Lecture On Founder's Day

This event is organised to acknowledge the contribution of Padma Bhushan awardee, late T. A. Pai, who laid the cornerstone of TAPMI in 1980.

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), one of India's premier b-schools with the prestigious double crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA), will hold the 38th T A Pai Memorial Lecture on its Founder's Day on January 17, 2021, at 10:00 am. The event will be conducted in virtual mode.  Mr, Ravindra Kumar G P, Founder and Chairman, President & Chief Human Resource Officer, TATA Motors will deliver the lecture on 'Scripting Enduring Careers'. An award ceremony will also be held at the event to recognize long service employees of the institute.

Every year, TAPMI organises a lecture on the birth anniversary of its Founder, Tonse Ananth Pai. 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 the 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, an additional charge of the Ministry of Steel and Mines. Shri Pai took over the Ministry of Industry and Civil Supplies in 1974 and thus became responsible for the industrial development of India. 

This event is organised to acknowledge the contribution of Padma Bhushan awardee, late T. A. Pai, who laid the cornerstone of TAPMI in 1980 and his vision, intended to give back to society and create employment opportunities.

On this occasion, thought leaders and Eminent Citizens of the country share their vision, expertise with the students of TAPMI and other Manipal Institutions, to inspire them on contemporary topics. Shri Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, MD & CEO, Syndicate bank, Shri Navin B. Chawla, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, Mr Faizal E Kottikollon, Founder and Chairman, KEF Holdings; Chairman of the Board, Meitra Hospital, Kozhikode are a few personalities who have delivered the lecture in the past. 

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