SDM Institute for Management Development: Building Synergetic Bond between Students & Industries

Dr.D. Veerendra Heggade,ChairmanAre you aware of the fact that India produces upwards of 400,000 MBAs a year? Yes, that's true. Also only in 20 schools, the starting salary is more than the fees paid; and only 19 percent of the MBAs are actually qualified to take up jobs. On the demand side is a tight employment market. These statistics and the mushrooming growth of B-schools in India has popped up the question on the quality output of students passing every year from these institutes.

Today, most of the B-schools woo students by giving heightened assurances of providing best or guaranteed placements and demand heavy fees without giving a second thought on the quality of education. However, there are still a few dedicated schools that focus only on the development of the students and works accordingly to make them future-ready. One such B-school with top-level of commitment is SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).

SDMIMD is a premier Mysore-based B-school that was established in 1993 with the objective of providing quality management education based on a firm foundation of Indian values and ethics. The institute is being headed by Dharmadhikari of Sri Dharmasthala Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade (Chairman), who aims to provide quality & affordable education, and augmenting employability for students. SDMIMD is also one of the institutions that is promoted by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, a much-admired non-profit educational trust that runs over 40 recognized educational institutions in Karnataka.

Crafting Students Future Perfect
This NBA accredited institute offers two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program with dual specialization in Marketing, Finance, IT, HR, Operations and Business Analytics and is approved by All India Council for Technical
Education (AICTE). If you are wondering, why `Diploma' and not the `Master' degree, then there is no need to worry as SDMIMD supports Equivalence of Degrees, which means the program has MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities. "The PGDM program is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), US, and by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development's). This makes SDMIMD the first institute in India to get the dual accreditation of ACBSP and EFMD," asserts Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director.

SDMIMD's PGDM program is crafted with a focus on broadening the students' perception about the current industry scenario so that they can learn the art of management, planning, decision making, analytical thinking, delegation and thus develop as well as apply their skills at crisis management and problem-solving in the real business world. In simple words, the program is a multifaceted experience with a combination of contemporary conceptual and industry practices.

The above-mentioned facets are some discrete forte of SDMIMD, but that's not it, the institute excels in offering abroad based benefits and outcomes for students keen to embark on their international adventure through student exchange programs. The intention is to strengthen the PGDM program and provide students and also faculty with international exposure. To make it happen, SDMIMD has entered into a partnership with over fifteen universities across the globe. "In the current era, industries are demanding much more than just regular academic excellence from a student. This is why experiencing a different education system and practices can be of great advantage for the upcoming generation. Going abroad as an exchange student will not only give them a big leap in their future goals but an exchange program will also be a life-enriching experience," says Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade.

SDMIMD's PGDM program is crafted with a focus on broadening the students' perception about the current industry scenario so that they can learn the art of management

Ample Facilities with Quality
From aesthetic ultra-modern learning classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art learning equipment to beautiful Auditorium and Amphitheatre, and from home-alike hostel to top-class Gym & Wellness Center with robust sports facilities, the students are assured to get access to every necessary element under one roof. SDMIMD is committed to offering the students a productive platform where they can fulfil their curricular as well as co-curricular activities by allowing them to regularly engage in organizing conferences, seminars, and events.

SDMIMD is well known for its strong placement statistics. The institute witnessed the closing of its placement activities three months before the completion of the course with an increase in average salary and spread of companies for the year 2019-20. The institute has recorded a successful placement of 100 percent The upper limit of the package was Rs. 9.5LPA, and the average was Rs. 7.1 LPA. Going forward, SDMIMD aims to keep doing the great work in order to create inspirational business leaders and entrepreneurs who will relentlessly pursue individual and organizational excellence with creative tenacity, intellectual maturity, and social responsibility.