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 and Dental colleges. Part of the venerable 700 year old Shri Dharmasthala Temple, the Trust under the able leadership of our visionary Chairman, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade has played an active role in empowering people and bettering the lives of communities in 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 Association of Indian Universities.
The other programs run by the institute are:
- One year AICTE approved PG Certificate in Management (PGCM)
- Specializations-Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, General Management, Investment Banking
- Ph.D in Management (University of Mysore)
- SDMIMD's PGDM Program is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA and EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), thus becoming the first institute in India to get the dual accreditation of ACBSP and EFMD-EPAS
- SDMIMD continues to be the only school which has EPAS (now this is called EFMD accredited)
- The Institute is also now a Member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) bringing it on a contact base with leading B Schools of the world
- SDMIMD is only the second school in the country to be assessed for comprehensive impact assessment and has been awarded BSIS (Business School Impact System) certification by EFMD
- SDMIMD also has Diamond Rating by QS-I Gauge, Indian wing of the global ranking agency QS World Rankings, London
- Faculty with rich experience in academia and industry. Several of them international teaching experience
- National and international programme accreditations and ratings creating new avenues for the students- international accreditation by EFMD and ACBSP; Awarded Diamond rating by QS I Gauge
- Consistent placement record with the best corporates among the regular recruiters
- Emphasis on Business Ethics, Values and Wellness Management
- Single occupancy hostel rooms
- International tie up arrangements with 15 global universities and opportunity for around 30 students to spend a term abroad under student exchange, without tuition fee there
- 100% placements
- Merit Scholarship Scheme worth of INR 70 lakhs
- Students from 20+ states across India
- Several international faculty teaching PGDM course modules.
- More than 60 Corporate/Academic/Social relevant Guest Lectures by eminent speakers from India and abroad.
- An active SDMIMD Alumni Association – ‘PRERANA’.
- Case Study based pedagogy using Harvard Business School’s publications & other reputed sources
- Customized management education programs for corporate executives