MBA Admission 2017: SDMIMD Mysore CAT 2016 cut off, Latest Placements, Fee, USPs

Tuesday, December 13 2016, 03:28 AM
Shri Dharmasthala Mnjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore, one of the reputed B-schools in India and ranked among top 50 B-schools, is the dream destination for MBA/PGDM aspirants
We normally allocate about 30% for the CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT score, 30% for the consistency of academic record, 30% for the Personal Interview performance Prof S N Prasad Chairperson Admission SDMIMD, Mysore

The online admission process at SDMIMD Mysore is open now. Candidates seeking admission to PGDM programme 2017-19 at SDMIMD need to appear in CAT 2016; XAT 2017; CMAT 2017 or GMAT   as these are the exams, scores of which are acceptable to SDMIMD.

SDMIMD’s 2 Year PGDM program has been recently accredited by the ACBSP, USA and they have highlighted faculty quality, infrastructure, placements and program contents as the hall mark qualities. SDMIMD is an AICTE approved institute and the PGDM program is accredited by the NBA, rated as A** by CRISIL and Brickwork Ratings.

SDMIMD has a consistent record of excellent placement for the past many years and is one the institutes that pay more emphasis on Global outlook, Value creation , Business Ethics and Values. shortly.

Responding to on the query as to who is the ideal candidate for SDMIMD, Mysore, Prof S N Prasad, Chairperson, Admission says “We are looking for a candidate who has the acceptable attributes in the verbal, quantitative, reading and analytical domains with consistent academic performance from 10 standard on wards.  The deciding factor is the attitude and energy characteristic of an ambitious youth with optimism.  Extracurricular activities like participation in debates, sports and games, theatre, fine arts are always given weightage.”

Key Strengths of SDMIMD Mysore

SDMIMD Trust, a philanthropic body with a service mindset
SDMIMD was established in 1993 with the objective of providing quality management education based on a firm foundation of Indian values and ethics. From inception, it has been striving to create business leaders who are value-driven and ethical in their approach and are sensitive to societal needs. This is in keeping with the tradition of the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust, to which the Institute belongs.

SDMIMD has two broad objectives in mind – first, to have a centre for higher learning and research that will provide the best in terms of academics and support facilitates, and second that it would be able to bring out management graduates with a deep sense of Indian values and ethics. SDMIMD has been able to meet these goals to a large extent and the journey is on..

Many students who have successfully completed the program in SDMIMD are holding high positions of responsibility in India and abroad, and their career progression chart demonstrates that they have become worthy leaders. But SDMIMD is not complacent with this and has a process in place that gears itself up to changes in environment and changes in expectations.

Excellent Placement record
SDMIMD has an excellent placement record. The highest placement package offered at SDMIMD in 2016 is Rs.12 lakhs. The average salary offered to a SDMIMD student is Rs.6.5 lakhs.

36 companies participated in the campus recruitment 2016. Students have bagged lucrative profiles in leading organizations, with attractive packages. The graduating students have been placed in organisations cutting across all the established major sectors including Consultancy, Sales and Marketing, BFSI, Manufacturing, IT, Logistics & Supply Chain and HR.

Leading companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, SPI, Oracle, ANZ, Copal Amba, Mahindra Finance, TTK Prestige, Idea Cellular, Asian Paints, Practo Technologies, Brigade group, HDFC Limited, Ujjivan Financials, Janalakshmi, SKS Microfinance, ESAF, Sys Information, Writer Corporation, Target Corporation, Blue Ocean  recruited from the campus. The students were offered various roles like business analyst, Management trainee, Branch Manager across functions like sales, finance, consulting and HR.

AICTE Approved: ACBSP &NBA Accredited
SDMIMD has created an environment where ethics and values are part of the cultural fabric. 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 and ACBSP. The Institute has been rated A** (A Double Star) by Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) and Brickwork Ratings at the National level. The rating brings the Institute on par with many leading B-Schools in the country. 

High International exposure
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 collaborated with high-profile, international management institutes of repute to conduct Student Exchange Programmes every year for an understanding of management from an international perspective. The B-school has Student Exchange Programs with Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA ; MBA Centre at Global Management Education Institute, Shanghai University, China; British University in Dubai; University of Dubai; University of Bordeaux, France & University of Montevideo, Uruguay.

According to Prof Prasad, “SDMIMD is going in a big way for international tie ups, student exchanges and international accreditations. We are looking for candidates who are in touch with the global changes in the business environment and have their horizons wide and far.”

Innovative Curriculum & pedagogy
The curriculum and pedagogy for the PGDM program are planned by an elaborate process every year by taking into account practices at other leading institutes the world over, and considering the views of leading academics and recruiters. Last year, the PGDM program was recognised for its academic rigor by the Higher Education Review (HER) which ranked SDMIMD as the “Management College of the Year 2015” under “College for Academic Rigor”category. 

Fee of Rs.11 lakhs with hostel stay
SDMIMD Mysore is less expensive if we compare this top B-school to other institutes. 2 years fee including hostel stay at SDMIMD is only Rs. 11 lakhs. The fee structure of other good B-schools is in the range of Rs. 14 to 20 lakhs.

SDMIMD Admission: Acceptable CAT Cut offs - Profile more important
The expected CAT 2016 percentile cut off for the IMI Delhi admission seekers may remain around 70 to 75 percentile going by the past trend. 

True to its reputation of producing eminent business leaders, SDMIMD is looking for and proposes to open its gates for the candidates having other qualities. According to Prof Prasad “CAT/XAT/GMAT/ CMAT score allows the aspirant to enter into the admission process and we give more importance for the consistency in their academic records and the interview process.”

Low weightage is allocated to written exam scores while making final admission offer to the candidates. Final selection will be made on the basis of Past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X and other qualitative parameters. According to Prof Prasad “We normally allocate about 30% for the CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT score, 30% for the consistency of academic record, 30% for the Personal Interview performance and 10% for the Work Experience/Extra curricular activities and other achievements.”

Programme offered& Application process
The two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management is the flagship programme of SDMIMD, Mysore. It is designed to prepare students for the modern day industry which is undergoing a radical change in this globalized world. The program is approved by AICTE.

Students can opt to specialise in the areas of Marketing, Systems, Finance, Operations or Human Resource Management. Students have the opportunity to pursue dual specialisation. Students can also decide to be a generalist rather than specialising in any specific area and can opt for courses from various management streams to make up the required minimum of 34 credits.

Sharing that simplifying the application form is the key change in admission process this year, Prof Prasad says “As to the changes in the admission process, the application process through the SDMIMD website has been made simple, we also can interview the candidates on Skype while the personal interviews at several locations are conducted.” 

The application process for full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at SDMIMD for the batch 2017-19 is open now. You can apply on the official website -

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