Students Exchange Program

Tie-up with Abu Dhabi University, UAE

SDMIMD in continuation to its effort to collaborate with international universities has signed a MOU with Abu Dhabi University, UAE, establishing tie-up for the student and faculty exchange. The first student exchange is likely to take place in October / November 2017. With this, the number of international tie-ups has gone up to 7.

Dasara Guests from China to SDMIMD

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) the B-School in Mysore will be the host for 16 MBA students from Shanghai University, China – one of its International Students Exchange Program partners, during the first week of October. The young managers from this visiting university will be led by Ms. Ai Lina.  
 
To make the visit enriching and learning experience a lecture series has been organized for the Chines students where in experts from industries will also be invited. The series includes lecture on leadership dimensions, managerial communication, international business, business negotiation and business analytics, during the week-long exchange program visit. 
 
As a part of cultural immersion activity to introduce history, culture, art, architecture and heritage, the social interaction and sightseeing are planned for the visiting students. Without introducing ‘Yoga and Wellness’ in a program offered by an institute situated in Yoga Capital Mysore is incomplete. For these young managers from Shanghai University the day start with a session on ‘Yoga and Wellness’. 
 
The week-long engaging activity also includes industry visits, interaction with corporate leaders, and project presentations. 

Visit by Staff and Students of The British University in Dubai (BUiD)

SDMIMD hosted students from British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai, who participated in a week long academic exchange program. They were accompanied by a staff member, Mr. Amer Alaya, Head of Student Administration and Admission, BUiD, Dubai, and enjoyed the ambience and hospitality of SDMIMD in Mysore. The program was inaugurated on 22 August 2016 by Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, in their campus. The faculty of SDMIMD conducted special sessions to the students of BUiD related to courses like Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Managerial Communication, and general management. The class sessions were held in the morning every day and in the afternoon, the students were taken on an industry visit. They visited three well established industries namely Vinyas Innovative Technologies, Skanray Technologies, and Software Paradigms India, in Mysore, and had a good exposure to the corporate culture in India, and management practices. 
 
They also visited the Mysore office of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project, popularly known as SKDRDP, which is a charitable trust promoted by Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. Chairman, SDME Trust. SKDRDP concentrates on the empowerment of rural women by organizing Self-help Groups (SHGs) and provides infrastructure and finance through micro credit for the rural people. It also encompasses all aspects of enriching the rural life. The BUiD students got all the information about the social responsibility and rural development by interacting with the executives and personnel from the project group. Further, the BUiD students worked on group projects by collaborating with the second year PGDM students of SDM IMD, under the guidance of the faculty. During the week, one day was exclusively provided for the BUiD students for Social interaction, sightseeing and private time which enabled them to visit popular tourist spots in and around Mysore. The program ended on 27 August 201 with a formal valedictory, and the students were given the certificate of participation. They expressed their happiness and satisfaction about the stay, arrangements, and the academic inputs, which made their visit to Mysore a memorable one.

SDMIMD students at University of Bordeaux

Mr. Mayuk Dominic Rebello, Mr. Chiranjeevi B & Mr. Griffin Philip Varghese, students from PGDM 2015-17 Batch, have traveled to University of Bordeaux, France, as part of the student exchange program.These students will be studying a full trimester there.
 
SDMIMD has Student Exchange Programs with the Texas A&M University, USA, Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China, University of Dubai & University of Bordeaux, France. Every year, students can opt to study one term at either of the above Institutes.

Student Exchange Program with University of Bordeaux

SDMIMD has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Bordeaux, France, for student exchange program.  Pursuant to this 3 students from SDMIMD will be spending a term in Bordeaux during the period January to March, 2016.   Students from Bordeaux are expected to visit SDMIMD for a term from June, 2016.  

Successful completion of overseas term

Students who went to Mays Business School, Texas A &M University, U.S.A, and Global Management Education Institute of Shanghai University, China , for separate student-exchange programs have returned after completing their term of study there.  Based on the excellent experience of these students as well as past students who have attended similar exchange programs, the Institute would be endeavouring to further enhance the content, reach and duration of these programs for the benefit of students.