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### TAPMI Secures Top Spot in Global Accounting Rankings among B-Schools

Manipal, Karnataka, India (NewsVoir)

In the 2023 Brigham Young University (BYU) Accounting Rankings by Brigham Young University (BYU) Rankings, T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) secured the 388th position globally across all years since 1990. This ranking was based on the research publications of Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan, the T.A. Pai Chair Professor of Finance at TAPMI and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bengaluru.

Expressing pride in this accomplishment, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) MD Venkatesh, the Vice-Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in Manipal, remarked on the global recognition in accounting rankings as a validation of their dedication to nurturing future financial leaders. He extended his congratulations to Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan for his significant contributions and emphasized their commitment to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the dynamic field of accounting. Lt. Gen. (Dr.) MD Venkatesh highlighted their focus on offering an exceptional education environment supported by esteemed faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and industry collaborations to drive innovation and excellence in the realm of accountancy.

Prof. Rajeev Kumra, the Director of TAPMI in Manipal, echoed the pride in Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan’s achievements and celebrated TAPMI’s global recognition. He emphasized the institution’s steadfast dedication to fostering excellence in business education, equipping students with essential competencies and ethical values to thrive in the evolving accounting landscape. Prof. Rajeev Kumra underscored their commitment to empowering students to become future financial leaders, fostering innovation, and shaping the accounting profession.

Reflecting on the recognition, Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan expressed humility and honor at having his research acknowledged and ranked globally in the field of accounting. He highlighted this achievement as a testament to the university’s culture of academic excellence and innovation, driven by rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and a passion for advancing knowledge. Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan expressed gratitude for the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the field, inspiring future researchers to push the boundaries of accounting knowledge further.

The ranking was based on Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan’s publications in esteemed journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and AUDITING: A Journal of Practice and Theory.

TAPMI holds the 2nd position globally, with Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan ranked 198th worldwide.


T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) is a distinguished Business School situated in the international university town of Manipal, Karnataka. As part of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), a deemed university, TAPMI stands alongside renowned institutions like Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Institute of Technology, Welcome Group School of Hotel Administration, Prassana School of Public Health, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, and Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology. Recognized by the Government of India as an institution of eminence, MAHE ranks among the top institutions in the NIRF Rankings. TAPMI takes pride in being a member of the esteemed MAHE group of institutions.

Consistently ranked among the top B-Schools in India, TAPMI holds the rare distinction of being accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Offering programs such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA in Banking & Financial Services, MBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Marketing, and MBA in International Business, TAPMI expanded its academic horizons in 2023 by introducing a five-year integrated program in management. This program provides a comprehensive management education with a focus on social sciences and design-related disciplines.

About Brigham Young University (BYU) Rankings

The BYU Rankings for Accounting Research follow a stringent methodology, evaluating publications since 1990 over six- and twelve-year periods. The rankings consider publications from select accounting journals listed below:

  1. The Accounting Review
  2. Contemporary Accounting Research
  3. Journal of Accounting Research
  4. Review of Accounting Studies
  5. Accounting, Organizations and Society
  6. Journal of Accounting and Economics
  7. Journal of Management Accounting Research
  8. Journal of Information Systems
  9. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory
  10. Accounting Horizons
  11. Journal of the American Taxation Association
  12. Behavioral Research in Accounting

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