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About Institute

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, recognised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, is offering 2-year Full-time (Residential) Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) recognised by AICTE, accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and having MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 

The flagship program of the institute – PGDM is Internationally Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Institute has gone through the process of International Accreditation by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) EPAS. 

SDMIMD has been rated A** (A Double Star) by Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) and Brickworks at the National Level. SDMIMD is ranked among Top 50 B-Schools in the country by leading B-School Survey.

The Institute has tie-ups with several foreign universities for academic collaboration – Mays Business School (Texas A&M University, USA); MBA Center and Global Management Education Institute (Shanghai University, China); British University in Dubai (BUiD, Dubai); University of Bordeaux (France); University of Pau, France and University of Montevideo (Uruguay).
The Institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust, a much admired non-profit educational trust that runs over 40 recognised educational institutions in Karnataka. The Trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade.

The Institute is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore in Karnataka, 140 kilometres from Bangalore. Its charming campus has won architectural and landscape awards, and provides a great setting for learning and germination of managerial intellect. 

Why Us?

  • Recognized by AICTE, MHRD, GoI; Accredited Nationally by NBA; MBA Equivalance to PGDM Program by AIU
  • Internationally Accredied PGDM Program by ACBSP, USA
  • 6 International Student Exchange programs with renowned universities
  • Innovative and contemporary pedagogy
  • Merit Scholarship Scheme and Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme
  • An active Research Centre dedicated to focused faculty research and Ph.D. (Doctoral) Program recognised by the University of Mysore
  • Faculty with rich experience in academia and industry
  • Consistent placement record
  • Institute sponsored international study tour for atleast 20 students selected on the basis of performance
  • Subsidized exchange program 
  • International conferences in several management domains, attended by academicians from across India and abroad
  • Award winning infrastructure supporting focused learning environment 
  • Yoga as a part of the PGDM program


    Course NameCourse Duration
P.hD. (Doctor of Philosophy)5 Years
    Course NameCourse Duration
PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) - General2 Years

Institute Details

36 companies participated in the campus recruitment, ₹ 12 lakhs being the highest salary this year; the average salary offered to an SDMIMD student is ₹ 6.5 lakhs.

After completing the mandatory courses of the first-year, students are get into the practical world of decision-making and business management in the Summer Internship Project (SIP).  Spanning eight weeks, the SIP is selected according to the chosen specialisation of the students. They are assigned specific tasks which use the managerial concepts they have learned, in a practical environment. After understanding the student’s abilities and aspirations thoroughly, specific projects are assigned to each in conjunction with the companies concerned.

During the internship the students work under the guidance of a senior executive of the company and their progress is monitored by an internal faculty guide. Students keep in touch with the faculty guide on developments on the work front and obtain clarifications on the right way to progress.  At the end of the program, they are required to obtain a certificate from the company they have worked with, that they have satisfactorily completed the work allotted to them. On return to the campus, they are required to submit a detailed report highlighting the practical application of management concepts in the work place as well as details on what they had learned in the company.  The best Summer Internship Project Reports are published in the 'Excerpts of the Select Summer Internship Reports' brought out by the SDM Research Center for Management Studies (SDM RCMS).

    Facility NameFacility Description
Lab Lab Fully air conditioned and able to serve 90 patrons Computer.
Wificampus Wificampus Wifi enabled Campus.
Library Library SDMIMD Library is known as the Information Resource Centre and supports teaching, learning Etc.
Hostels Hostels Fully furnished single room hostel is a mini world on its own.
Cafeteria/Mess Cafeteria/Mess The Common dining system managed by needs of 28 states.
Medical Hospital/Medical facilities Doctor visits SDMIMD campus every Thursday
sports Sports Complex Spectacular 4000 Square foot games block.
Gym Gym Fitness centre & a dedicated trainer helps SDMites to stay fit & healthy.
     Partnership Name Country Name Description
France University of Bordeaux France
USA Texas A&M University Mays Business School
France University of Pau France
Dubai British University in Dubai Dubai
China Shanghai University China
Uruguay University of Montevideo Uruguay
     Landmark Description Distance
Entertainment Sand Museum 1 km
    Agency NameRank
Competition Success Review 17
Business World 36
Higher Education Review 24
People Matters 31
Outlook 44