SDM Institute for Management Development

Mysore , India


Private (Autonomous)

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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.

SDM Institute for Management Development - Quick Highlights 2022

Establishment Year



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


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Sport

  • Wifi

  • Computer Lab

  • Mess

  • Hostel

  • Library

  • Gym


  • Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi
    Vice President, NTT Data, Bangalore

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    Regional Category Manager, HPE FlexNetwork, a HPE Company

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