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LMTSM is a member of prestigious accreditation body-AACSB. It is ranked as one of the leading and upcoming business schools in North India. LMTSM has been ranked 1st in Global Sensitivity and 13th amongst Top business schools (Non-IIMS) by the Higher Education Review 2015, 21st amongst Top business schools by Business India B-School survey 2016, 23rd in All India Entrepreneur magazine in April 2017,placed in Top 15 Higher Education Institutes in India by U-Multirank. LMTSM is ranked in Top 3% of B-Schools in India as per NIRF rankings 2017 by MHRD, Govt. of India and amongst top 50 Business schools in India by India Today (Aspire) in December.


We educate globally sensitive graduates with a Scholarly and Social Entrepreneurial Mindset through :

  • Enabling faculty and scholars generate scholarly knowledge for lifelong learning and global prosperity.

  • Eensitizing graduates towards contemporary issues related to international management practices.

  • Developing graduates to find innovative solutions for social and organizational issues in ethical and sustainable ways

  • Enabling graduates comprehend the power and limitations of management as a science using scholarly findings and consulting.


We want to be a source of impactful ideas for influencing management education and business practices through research, teaching, consulting and corporate & community engagement.


We create a culture of mutual learning and knowledge sharing which is guided by the following values:

  1. Ethical decision making

  2. Inclusiveness

  3. Sustainability orientation

  4. Entrepreneurial mindset

  5. Confidence with humility

Program Goals

  • To develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of contemporary businesses and related challenges across the world.

  • To enable our graduates analyze, reframe and solve the real world business problems in sustainable and entrepreneurial ways

  • To instill scholarly and prosocial mindset for lifelong learning and global well-being

LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSM) was established on July 23, 2007 in the erstwhile princely state of Patiala (Punjab, India),under the flagship of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to be-University), a 61 year old academic institution. Incepted in the fond memory of Late Shri. Lalit Mohan Thapar(October 27, 1930 - January 17, 2007), founder of the Thapar Group of companies, LMTSM is a business education pioneer in Northern India, transform graduates into professionals with a unique platform of global exposure with experiential learning . The school of management is led by Dr. Padmakumar Nair, Director-LMTSM, who is enriched with an experience of more than 32 years and formerly worked as Clinical Professor and Academic Director at The Leadership Center, SOM, University of Texas,Dallas. LMTSM was shifted in 2013 to its present state of the art campus in Dera Bassi, Punjab,India.

The institute is organized into 9 academic units with 6 centers of excellence. In addition to the core courses and doctoral programs, there are various open electives which are offered to students cater to the dynamic business trends.

The tech-savvy campus is set on a sprawling area of 33 acres. With students from all across India, LMTSM has a residential facility for over 500 students. The graduates run over 30 clubs reinforcing their academic, sports and cultural pursuits.

We are very proud when we state that new India starts here!

At LM Thapar School of Management (LM TSM) we dream, we design, we architect and we build, we are on a journey developing ideas, training minds, challenging thoughts and stretching possibilities. Our ultimate goal is developing corporate and community leaders for defining and building the new India and ultimately the new world of our dreams. We dream the new India to be a model state grounded in the ethos of sustainability and inclusiveness. The right place for a great nation and a model for every institution in the world.

As we all know that both businesses and business schools are going through a phase of soul searching. After 2008 financial crisis businesses world over are dealing with a trust deficit and business schools are facing a relevance gap. At LM TSM we are ready to take up both these challenges, in fact we courageously stand not only to change the way world conducts business but also the way business schools engage the world! We are convinced that creating a new world business order must start at home and an old nation like India is the right place to start this revolution.

We are a different kind of business school. We understand the power of uniqueness and independent thinking. We constantly strive to develop curriculum to meet specific needs of individual students. Ours is a school of independent and critical thinkers. Here at LM TSM we will never take “no” for an answer. We are constantly pushing boundaries and stretching limits, thoughts or actions. We invite you to join us at LMTSM to be the architects and builders of this new India and a new Indian business model embedded in our cultural realities and contemporary aspirations.

At LM TSM, first and foremost, we take our students through a journey of self-discovery. Every student will start with an independent study, Exploring Your Theory of Life, with a faculty mentor of their choice. This exploration is just the beginning of a long journey of self-discovery to finding the right attitude for becoming effective professionals for the world of corporations and communities.

Above all we power our passion for excellence with the help of a group of dedicated teachers drawn from all over India and we are frequented by an impressive list of scholars and teachers from countries such as the Netherlands, Finland, Japan, USA and South Korea. Through the dedication, creativity and hard work of our students, faculty and all our supporting staff we have created an extraordinary learning environment for all those courageous young minds who are willing to live up to their dreams. This is augmented by a world class academic and residential campus near Chandigarh.

We invite you to visit us and experience our passion for excellence and our commitment to architecting a new business world order!

Padmakumar Nair, Dr. Engg., Ph.D., MBA, M.Tech.
Director, LM Thapar School of Management
Thapar University, Dera Bassi Campus


LM Thapar School of Management

Dera Bassi Campus,
Off Derabassi - Barwala road
District Mohali- 140507
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