Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), a premier Bschool located in Mysore, was established in 1993 with the objective of providing quality management education based on a firm foundation of Indian values and ethics. 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, Ayurveda and Naturopathy colleges. Under the able leadership of our Chairman, Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade, the trust has played an active role in empowering people and bettering the lives of communities in Southern Karnataka. SDMIMD’s flagship offering is a two year, full time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program which is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA. The program has also been recognized as equivalent to MBA by the Association of Indian Universities. SDMIMDs PGDM Program is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA. and by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), thus becoming the first institute in India to get the dual accreditation of ACBSP and EFMD – EPAS. These accreditations have propelled SDMIMD to be among the top global Business Schools and have enabled the students to learn in an environment that is process and outcome enabled and globally oriented. Student exchange programs with Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France; University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; Universidad EAN, Colombia, Suramerica; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe; EAE Business School, Spain; La Rochelle Business School, France & Montpellier Business School, France. With the intention of strengthening the PGDM program and providing students and faculty with international exposure, the Institute has tie-ups with several foreign universities for academic collaboration. SDMIMD has entered into an agreement with TCS ION for the launch of online courses through the latters platform. In the initial year, these courses will be primarily intended for corporate executives and university students wishing to learn management subjects. SDMIMD is located in a picturesque campus at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka,140 kilometers from Bangalore. The campus is an amalgamation of modern infrastructure with classic architecture where the indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly. Green courtyards, tree-lined avenues and the chirping of birds welcome every visitor to the verdant environs. The campus has won several architectural and landscape awards and provides an atmosphere conducive for the germination of managerial intellect. Our Vision SDMIMD will be internationally recognized as a unique institution that has pioneered a philosophy of management education and governance that is Indian in ethos and character and global in relevance. Our Mission SDMIMD will create inspirational business leaders and entrepreneurs who will relentlessly pursue individual and organizational excellence with creative tenacity, intellectual maturity, and social responsibility. SDMIMD will advance management thinking and practices that draw upon the best of Indian wisdom, are successful in dealing with change and effective and inclusive in value creation for the individual and society.