About the Program

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) presents a program on developing Business Excellence (DBE) – with a sense of social responsibility, which exposes overseas participants to the business environment in India. The program endeavors to sensitize the participants to the specific socio-cultural aspects of Indian consumers and businesses through class delivery, workshops, discussions, and case

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Foreign nationals studying inIndian Universities /Institutions

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Exposure to Indian business conditions and social responsibility by domain experts. Certification Program from internationally accredited primer business school.

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In keeping with the ethos of our parent Dharmasthala Trust, this program is initially offered free overseas students, with the sole objective of exposing them to the realm of Indian business conditions and social responsibility imperatives.

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The program culminates in a Participation Certificate fromSDMIMD

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Programs at SDMIMD

2-Years Post graduate diploma in Management(PGDM) MBA 1-Year Post Graduate Certificate in Management Ph.D. Program under University of Mysore, Mysuru Management DevelopmentProgram & Company Specific Program

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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) Group

SDMIMD is promoted by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, a much-admired non-profit educational trust that runs over 40 recognized educational institutions in Karnataka, including Engineering, Medical, Dental, Law, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy colleges. Part of the 600-year-old Dharmasthala Temple, the Trust, under the able leadership of our Chairman, Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, has played an active role in bettering the lives of socially and economically disadvantaged people in Karnataka. The sister organization, Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), empowers the lives of over 40 lakh members through 4.77 lakh self-help groups by offering microfinance, thus enabling their families to live a life of dignity and self-sufficiency.

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD)

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), a premier B School located in Mysuru, was established in 1993 to provide quality management education based on a firm foundation of Indian values and ethics.

SDMIMD’s flagship offering is a two-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program approved by AICTE and accredited by the NBA. The program has also been recognized as equivalent to MBA by the Association of Indian Universities.

The other programs run by the Institute are:

1. One-year AICTE approved PG Certificate in Management (PGCM)

2. Ph.D. in Management (University of Mysore)

SDMIMD’s PGDM Program is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA; and EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), thus becoming the first Institute in India to get the dual accreditation of ACBSP and EFMD – EPAS. SDMIMD continues to be the only school that has EPAS (now this is called EFMD accredited). The Institute is also now a Member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), bringing it on a contact base with leading B Schools of the world.

SDMIMD is only the second school in the country to be assessed for comprehensive impact assessment and awarded BSIS (Business School Impact System) certification by EFMD. To strengthen the PGDM program and provide students & faculty with international exposure, the Institute has partnered with over fifteen universities across the globe.

The picturesque campus located at the foot of Chamundi Hills is an amalgamation of modern infrastructure and classic architecture. The campus has won several architectural and landscape awards and provides an atmosphere conducive to the germination of managerial intellect.

The students of SDMIMD are much sought after by the industry for their intellectual capability and values & ethos. The 100% placement validates this that the Institute has been achieving consistently.