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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, commonly called SDMIMD has been a premier B-School in Mysore since 1993. The institution is recognized by AICTE and accredited by NBA. The faculty established by SDM Education Trust, is affiliated to University of Mysore and Tumkur University, Kerala.

SDMIMD offers various courses under Management stream that features PGDM, PGCM, and PGPSM for those with Bachelor’s degrees. Also, the college conducts Ph.D. courses for those with Master’s degrees in relevant streams. Admissions are done through means of online applications and it completely depends on one’s merit in qualifying exams.

PGDM or Post Graduate Diploma in Management, admissions completely depends on merit in 12th exam and entrance exam followed by a round of interview. While, PGCM or Post Graduate Certificate in Management, score in national level entrance test like GMAT/CAT/MAT/XAT/KMAT/NMAT or SDMIMD conducted SAT test is taken into consideration

The college includes a dedicated placement cell that conducts pre placement talks and annual recruitment drives for eligible students. AIM High Consulting, ANZ, Asian Paints, Bajaj Capital, Bosch, Dell, Brandcomm, Café Coffee Day among others are few past recruiters of SDMIMD.

SDMIMD, Mysore Highlights

Institute Name

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development

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Established | Institute Type

1993 | Private (Autonomous)

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Affiliated to

University of Mysore

Courses Offered


Application Mode


Admission Criteria

Entrance based and Merit based

Facilities Available

Placement cell, student’s club, library, computer centre, high tech classrooms, auditorium, amphitheatre, conference hall, hostel, yoga hall & gym

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SDMIMD, Mysore Course Details

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development offers full time on campus courses at PG and Doctoral level. The courses along with other details are mentioned below:




Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must have passed full time Graduation course from a recognised Board/University with minimum 50% marks
Selection Criteria: Depends on marks in qualifying exam, competitive exam score, extracurricular merit together with personal interview session


Duration: 15 months
Eligibility: Must have passed full time Graduation course from a recognised Board/University with minimum 50% marks
Selection Criteria: Selection is on merit basis in graduation and entrance exam like SAT/CAT/MAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT


Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have passed MBA or equivalent master’s degree with minimum 55% marks from a recognised Board/University
Selection Criteria: Selection is completed on merit basis in Ph.D. entrance test followed by a round of interview

SDMIMD, Mysore Admissions 2020

Candidates seeking admission to different courses at SDMIMD have to apply online at the official website. The norms for admissions are mentioned below:

Admissions to PGDM course takes into consideration a candidate’s academic qualification, score in competitive entrance exam, performance in any sort of extracurricular activities, and work experience (if any. Scores of tests like CAT, XAT, GMAT, ATMA, MAT, CMAT is taken into account

The Admission criteria for PGCM one has to secure a valid qualifying score in national level entrance tests like CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, KMAT or NMAT. One can even enroll for SDMIMD Admission Test or SAT for admissions.

For Ph.D. Admissions, a candidate must qualify National Eligibility Test or NET/ KSET/ University of Mysore - Ph.D. Entrance Exam/ University Grants Commission – Junior Research Fellow (UGC-JRF) qualified applicants.

  • Shortlisted candidates will have to attend interview at the college campus
  • Application fees is INR 250
  • The application form can be found on the college website.

SDMIMD, Mysore Placements

SDMIMD has a placement cell that annually conducts recruitment drives, pre placement talks and seminars for final year eligible students.

  • As per the placement report of 2019-20, the highest salary package offered was INR 9.5 lakhs
  • The average salary drawn for 2019-20 was INR 7.7 lakhs
  • The academic year completed the process of recruitment 3 months prior to end of the academic year
  • Total 36 recruiters participated of which 11 were new ones
  • Different sectors of functioning participated in the recruitment process including startups, banking, manufacturing, financial services, logistics, consulting etc.
  • Top recruiters include Deloitte, Ernst & Young GDS, Morgan Stanley Infosys, IBM, TCS, Federal Bank among others

SDMIMD, Mysore Facilities

Along with academics, there are several other infrastructure and on campus facilities at SDMIMD that aids in overall student development.

  • Library: The college library has printed as well as electronic resources including 14000 books, 70 print journals, 39000 e-journals, 120 multimedia resources etc.
  • Computer Center: The computer center is fully air conditioned and has a capacity of 90 students
  • Classrooms: The classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors, OHP’s computers, white boards and AV systems
  • Auditorium: The auditorium has capacity of 300 and is used for conducting cultural, educational as well as recreational activities
  • Hostel: The campus has hostel accommodation available students with facilities like furnished single rooms, study area, common dining room, internet access, laundry services, mess among other facilities

Other facilities at the campus include Amphitheatre, Conference hall, Yoga hall and Gym. There are several students’ clubs as well active on the campus.

SDMIMD, Mysore Faculty

The faculty at SDMIMD includes professors and lecturers with years of relevant experience. There are regular guests or visiting faculty as well on campus.

  • Full time faculty is divided into different departments like 4 under Finance, 5 under Marketing, 2 for Operations and Quantitative Methods, 3 for Human Resources and Systems respectively and 4 general faculty
  • There are 14 Ph.D. holders and 5 M.Phil. degree holders among core faculty team
  • Along with regular faculty, there are 4 Adjunct faculty and 11 visiting faculty


Ques. Are the courses at college approved and affiliated?

Ans. Yes, every course conducted on campus is accredited by NBA and approved by AICTE. SDMIMD is affiliated to Mysore University. On successful completion of the course, students will be provided a certificate from the university which is valid throughout India for job or higher studies.

Ques. What is the proper location of the college and contact details?

Ans. SDMIMD has an official website containing all required information related to admissions and academics. To visit the college in person, one can visit at Site No. 1, Chamundi Hill Road, Siddarthanagar Post, Mysore 570011. To contact via phone, call at 0821-2429722, 2429161, 2420490.

Ques. Does the college provide for hostel accommodation to outstation students?

Ans. Yes, SDMIMD does provide for hostel accommodation within campus for outstation students and staff. There is availability of all basic facilities at the hostel including mess, dining room, single rooms, broadband connectivity, housekeeping etc.

Ques. Does the college offer 100% placement assistance to students?

Ans. Yes, there is an active placement cell functioning on campus that conducts recruitment drives for final year students. The committee conducts pre placement talks and seminars, however, recruitment completely depends on one’s performance in academics and interview.

Ques. What are some of the entrance exams required by the college?

Ans. The selection criteria to SDMIMD is the candidate’s performance at their qualifying exams and entrance exams. Some entrance exams accepted by the university are CAT, XAT, GMAT, ATMA, MAT, CMAT.

Ques: What are the courses offered at SDMIMD?

Ans: SDMIMD offers the courses: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), 2 Year Full-time Residential Program, Post Graduate Certificate Program in Management (PGCM),1 Year Full-time Residential Program,Doctoral Program: Ph.D Program in Management.

Ques: How do I apply for the PGDM course at SDMIMD?

And: Interested candidates can apply online for the courses at the official website of SDMIMD (

Ques: Does SDMIMD facilitate Education loans from Banks?

And: No. But all Private banks and PSBs provide Education Loan as SDMIMD is an approved AICTE B-School. SDMIMD will help the applicants by providing relevant documents.

Ques: What are the specialisations in PGDM offered by SDMIMD?

And: SDMIMD offers PGDM specialisation in Marketing, Systems, Finance, Operations, Human Resource Management and Business Analytics and Microfinance as a Modular Specialisation.

Ques: What is the total fee for PGDM course?

And:Total fee for PGDM course sums up to11.20 Lakhs for the 2 year PGDM program (including Tuition fees + Hostel Stay).

Ques: Is any scholarship offered at SDMIMD?

And: SDMIMD offers various scholarships such as: Entry Merit Scholarship, Empowering Woman,Student Exchange Subsidy and Student Merit Scholarship

Ques: Who are the top recruiters for the SDMIMD PGDM course?

And: Some of the top recruiters for this course are : Deloitte, Ernst & Young GDS, Morgan Stanley, Infosys, IBM, TCS, Federal Bank, Ujjivan SFB, TTK Prestige, Freudenberg, HDFC Limited, Sundaram Home Finance, Feedback Consulting, Target Corporation.

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