Accreditation makes institutes more responsible & committed – Dr. Veerendra Heggade

‘Accreditation granted to SDMIMD by two international bodies, is an effective culmination of the dream that Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) Educational Trust had in when setting up this management Institute 23 years back. The accreditation has made us more responsible and committed towards fast growth to meet the expectations of young managers’ said Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD and Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, during the ‘Felicitation Meet’ organized to celebrate the Twin Accreditation – EFMD & ACBSP to SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. Further, Dr. Heggade said “We are extremely proud to build up SDMIMD as an internationally accredited B-School. The EPAS accreditation, together with the ACBSP accreditation which we had attained earlier this year, is testimonial to the fine quality of our program and faculty, as well as the strong value proposition that we offer to current and prospective students”. 
SDMIMD is one of the premier B-Schools in the country and is the first to get European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) accreditation for three years, in India. EFMD’s Program Accreditation System (EPAS) is awarded to the institute 2-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Program. The program also received the American Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation in January 2017. With this, SDMIMD has become the only institute in the country offering PGDM program with Twin International Accreditation. 
“It takes a great deal of determination and self-assessment to achieve accreditation, which, in itself, is a rigorous process of evaluation and review. The three year accreditation demonstrates EFMD's strong confidence in the holistic nature and high quality of our flagship program” said Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute, during his welcome address. 
Member of the Governing Council, Mr. B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman-Tata Steel and Dr. K.R. Srinivas Murthy, Former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), lauded the efforts of the Institute in being different from the conventional B-Schools, and desired greater inculcation of the Dharmasthala ethos in the course orientation in the years to come. 
Institute’s alumni members, faculty & staff members, and invitees were present during the meet.