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About SDM Institute for Management Development


SDM Education Trust established Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute of Management Development in 1993. The Institute is located at Mysore. The institute is one of the premier B-schools of the country.

In addition to a dual degree course in Management, SDM Institute for Management Development offers PGPM and PG Diploma in Management.

To confirm admission to the SDM Institute for Management Development, National/ State level management entrance test i.e. CMAT/CAT/GMAT/ XAT is required followed by the personal interview round.

A much-admired non-profit educational trust known as Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust that runs over 40 recognized educational institutions in Karnataka, including Engineering, Medical, Dental, Ayurveda and Naturopathy colleges promotes SDMIMD.

Highlights of SDMIMD, Pune

Establishment Year 1993
Location Chamundi Hills, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Selection is based on Minimum 50% aggregate marks from a recognized university (45% in case of SC or ST category). For EPGDM, 2-year work experience is compulsory.
Institute Type Private
Approved by AICTE, New Delhi and MHRD, Govt. of Delhi
Accredited by NBA (National Board of Accreditation)
Application Mode Online or Offline
Name of Entrance Entrance tests like CAT/CMAT/GMAT/XAT

Affiliations, Recognitions, and Achievement

  • The SDMIMD is affiliated to University of Mysore, Mysore and Tumkur University, Kerala.
  • The PGDM program offered by SDMIMD is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA. Association of Indian Universities recognizes the program as equivalent to MBA.
  • SDMIMD is the first institute in India to get the dual accreditation of ACBSP and EFMD - EPAS as SDMIMD’s PGDM Program is accredited by ACBSP that is Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, USA and by EFMD that is European Foundation for Management Development.
  • The Institute has tie-ups with several foreign universities for academic collaboration, for strengthening the PGDM program and providing students and faculty with international exposure.
  • Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) and Brickwork Ratings has rated SDMIMD with A**(A Double Star) at the National level.

SDM Institute for Management Development - Fee Structure 2019

Courses Fee for the Complete Course Duration
PGDM Rs.10.70 Lakhs (Hostel fees included) 2 years
PGPM Rs.6.50 Lakhs (Hostel fees included) 1 year
Ph.D. Rs.1.74 Lakhs 4 years

Admission Procedure at SDMIMD

  • The candidates who are eligible for the course as per the eligibility criteria are given above can fill an application form with application fees of Rs.1250.
  • An applicant has to appear for any of the Entrance Test like CAT, XAT, GMAT or CMAT etc.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on recognition of participation in extracurricular activities including sports, debates, theatre, fine arts etc., competitive exam score, consistent academic performance, and work experience if applicable finally for the admission.
  • Based on consistent academic performance, shortlisted applicants will be called for Personal Interview in March 2019 to be held at several centers across India. Skype interviews are also held on request.
  • Selected students will be informed by phone or email and their seat will be confirmed on receipt of the First installment of fees by the due date as mentioned in the Offer Letter.

Eligibility Criteria for Studying PGDM at SDMIMD

  • To appear for the PGDM course at SDMIMD, candidates should be Graduates/Final Year Graduation students who are appearing for CMAT/NMAT/XAT/CAT/GMAT or who have valid scores in these exams.
  • Applicants should be graduates in any discipline from the recognized university recognized by the UGC/AIU.
  • Applicants should have a consistent academic record of not less than 50% aggregate in 10th Std, 12th Std. and Degree.
  • Students in final year of Degree awaiting for the results and are confident of securing a minimum of 50% aggregate marks may also apply for the PGDM courses.

Benefits of Studying PGDM at SDMIMD

  • SDMIMD has 100% placement record with the best corporates among the regular recruiters.
  • With several highly acclaimed and accredited foreign universities and institutes of higher management across the globe, SDMIMD has an enduring and robust relationship.
  • Students get an opportunity to study abroad for one term through these linkages.
  • Faculty exchanges and research collaborations are also resulting of International Accreditations.
  • There are faculties with international teaching experience at SDMIMD.
  • With more than 70% faculty at SDMIMD have Ph.D. and several of them also have international teaching experience. The faculty has rich experience in academia and industry.
  • SDMIMD gives emphasis on Business Ethics, Wellness Management, and Values.
  • The college provides the best infrastructure to students.

Courses Offered at SDMIMD

In various disciplines, SDM Institute of Management offers Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and also doctoral programs:


PGPM and PGDM Programs

  • Candidates are also offered Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certification in Management (PGDM- PGCPM) courses with Dual Certification.
  • Post qualification in the entrance test, students with a valid GMAT/ CAT/CMAT/ XAT score are called for the personal interview round.

Doctoral Programs

  • On the candidate’s score in Ph.D. Admission Entrance Test conducted by the University of Mysore, admissions to the doctoral course in management offered at SMDIMD are based.
  • M.Phil or UGC JRF score holding candidates are exempted from the entrance test.
  • The eligible participants will have to face the personal interview round by the SMD Management Research Centre for the final admission.

PG Diploma

  • SDMIMD initiated short-term courses is Sports management since 2009 in association with the Centre of Sports & Management Studies (CS & MS).
  • On the basis of their performance in the personal interview round, the candidates will be selected for the course.

Ranking and Reputation

  • In the survey made by The Week, SDMIMD has been ranked as one of the most preferred B-School in Southern India.
  • SDMIMD has received A++ ranking by Crisil in 2015.
  • SDMIMD has also received A++ ranking by Business India.
  • SDMIMD has been ranked 11th under the Top B-School of Excellence Category by the Competition Success Review's all India B-School Survey conducted in collaboration with GHRDC.
  • SDMIMD is in 3rd Place in the State Level ranking.
  • Various magazines and agencies such as - National HRD Network; Business Today; Competitive Success Review; NIRF; Business World; Education World; Asia Inc 500; etc. have ranked SDMIMD among top 50 B-Schools in India.

Important Dates for PGDM Admissions 2019 at SDMIMD

Event Dates (PGPM 2019) Dates (PGDM 2019)
Last date for applying online To be Announced 28 February 2019
Completion of the admission process To be Announced To be Announced
Date of interview To be Announced March 2019
Course begins To be Announced To be Announceds

Facilities available at SDMIMD

  • The college provides the students with quality infrastructure and it has all the facilities like Basketball court, Badminton court, Gym, Wifi, etc.
  • The Library and Computer Lab are well maintained and provide quality services to the students.
  • There are 4 hostels in the campus itself. The hostel is clean, neat and maintained.
  • Other than hostels, there are many places for rent in Mysore both cheap and costly as well.
  • The mess fees (including electricity, other expenses) sum up to a maximum of 3000 rupees per month and the college only provides Vegetarian food.
  • The hostel rooms are spacious and well designed.
  • The hostel provides facilities such as a lounge/study area, recreational facilities, Fully furnished single rooms, and a common dining area.
  • There are other necessary facilities also provided in the hostel such as housekeeping, dry cleaning, broadband internet access, and laundry services.
  • The library of SDMIMD holds over 70 print journals, 14000 books, provides access to 39000 (EBSCO + J-Gate) e-journals, abstracts & case study databases, electronic corporate databases like Capitaline, newspapers and business magazines, and additional 120 multimedia resources.
  • The computer center is fully air-conditioned and can serve 90 students at a time. It is continuously upgraded with the latest software and hardware.
  • The classrooms are equipped with high-tech support equipment: OHP's Computers, LCD Projectors, AV Systems, and White Boards.
  • The "Wellness Center" at the campus is well designed and equipped. It offers Hi-Tech Gym, Aerobics, Yoga, Table Tennis, and Shuttle Badminton.

SDMIMD Placements for PGDM Students


  • There has been an excellent record of placement at SDMIMD.
  • From a variety of sectors, different companies visit the SDMIMD campus every year and this number is increasing year after year.
  • The packages offered to students by the companies are:
  • Average Salary Package: 6.94 Lakhs PA.
  • Highest Salary Package: 11 Lakhs PA.
  • Graduates get placed in major sectors including Supply Chain and HR, Consultancy, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, IT, BFSI & Logistics with the lucrative profiles.

Top Recruiters of SDMIMD

Morgan Stanly Ujjivan
Infosys FirstRand Bank
Moody’s Analytics State Street Corporation
Marrico Byjus
Oracle TVS Sundaram
TCS TTK Prestige
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