SDM Institute For Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru

Site No. 1, Chamundi Hill Road, Siddarthanagar Post, Mysuru, Karnataka, India - 570011


Established in the year 1993, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development is located in Mysore and is considered the best management college in India. The institute has carved a niche as the pioneer of management teaching practices and possesses more than a decade of experience in the field of management education.

The institute is sponsored by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust and is approved by AICTE. Being accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), this educational hub emphasizes business ethics, values, and wellness management. Also, the institute has collaborated with high-profile international management institutes and universities to impart high-quality education. 

Courses Offered

The SDMIMD offers full-time on-campus courses at PG and Doctoral levels. However, candidates must make sure they are eligible for the course they desire to choose. So here are the courses offered by SDMIMD along with its eligibility criteria and details:





Candidates must have passed a full-time graduation course with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.


The selection will be based on marks in the qualifying exam, competitive exam score, and extracurricular merit followed by a Personal interview session.

It’s a 2 years course.


Candidates must have passed a full-time graduation course with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.


The selection will be based on merit in graduation and on the basis of entrance exams like SAT, CAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, GMAT.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Management is a 15 months duration course.


Graduation from a recognized board or university. 

The Management Development Programme is a 1-year full-time course.


Candidates must have passed MBA or master's degree with 55% marks in aggregate and must be from a recognized university.


The selection will be merit-based in the Ph.D. entrance test through a face-to-face interview.

This is a 3 years course.

Course Highlights 

The faculty at SDMIMD is equipped with lecturers and professors who have wide-ranging knowledge, are highly qualified, skilled, and experienced in both academic and corporate sectors.
The institute has successfully encouraged its students towards research purposes, innovation, activities, and entrepreneurship. 
Apart from academic development, the institute also conducts lectures, seminars, competitions, group discussions, and practical project work. 
The faculty and staff members are helpful and allow students to grow in their desired field and upgrade them with the best of teachings so that they can tackle any problem in the future. 

Application Process 

SDMIMD offers admission through online mode. Students seeking admission to different courses must meet eligibility requirements and then apply online at the official website. Also, the application form will be found on the institute's website. 

The admission to the PGDM course is based on the candidate's academic qualification, overall performance, work experience, and score in the competitive entrance exam. The admission to the PGDM course is done on the basis of qualified marks secured in national level entrance tests like XAT, CAT, MAT, GMAT, or NMAT. 

The admission to the Ph.D. course is based on the qualifying National Eligibility Test, Ph.D. entrance exam, and UGC- JRF- University Grants Commission- Junior Research Fellow. Furthermore, candidates who are shortlisted will be called for an interview at the college campus. 

Results and Cut-off

The admission at SDMIMD is conducted on the basis of a cut-off declared by the institute. However, every year the cut-off changes, so candidates must not solely depend on any specific data, rather must check on the institute website. 

Also, every institute conducts annual examinations to analyze the weaknesses and overall performance, development, and growth of students. Based on the performance of each student, the candidates' results are posted online on the official website of the institute. 


The placement cell at SDMIMD has been serving the institute and its students for many years. It organizes, conducts, and manages recruitment drives, seminars, and pre-placement talks annually for final year eligible students. 

Since its inception, the institute has maintained its record for 100 placements. The placement cell has been guiding students with their career objectives and has been placing students in the top reputed companies. 

The highest salary package offered was INR 13 LPA and the average salary package offered to students was INR 8.9 LPA. Some of the leading companies that participated in the placement recruitment process were IBM, TCS, Federal Bank, Unilever, Capgemini, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley Infosys, and many more. 

Campus Facilities

The campus at SDMIMD is an amalgamation of modern infrastructure with classic architecture. The campus offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere ensuring an easy-go-life for students during their academic stay.

The campus is full of modern learning equipment. It offers a library that supports learning and teaching along with various collections of books, an auditorium for conducting events, seminars, and workshops, air-conditioned computer labs, classrooms, and large spacious conference halls.

Additionally, the institute also offers separate hostels for boys and girls along with mess facilities, an amphitheater on the campus, a Hi-tech gym complex, indoor and outdoor game areas along with sports equipment. Therefore, the campus has won several architectural and landscape awards and aims in making the young graduate ready for the corporate world. 

Alumni Network

The Alumni network at SDMIMD, Mysore aims at keeping the students, faculty, and graduates connected to each other no matter how far they go. Every year the alumni organize and maintain events to help current students get more insights into the requirements of the industry. 

The alumni maintain close contacts and in redeveloping students into professionals. No doubt, alumni have played a major role in the lives of every student. It also allows graduates to share their success stories and memories with other students. 

It depends on the community, students, faculty, and connections in the most meaningful way. Therefore the notable alumni members are thankful to the institute and its faculty members for providing them with the platform


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