Upcoming Events

22nd Annual Convocation

The 22nd Annual Convocation ceremony of the SDMIMD's flagship program - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) - is scheduled on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Institute campus. Shri. Rajeev Dubey, Group President - HR & Corporate Services, CEO - Aftermarket Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, has consented to be the Chief Guest and to deliver the convocation address.

Annual Leadership Talk 2017

Shri. Salil Ravindran, CFO of Marlabs will deliver this year's Annual Leadership Talk on 14th February. Shri. Salil has wide experience in current corporate restructuring and was primarily involved in the IGATE-Patni merger and then the IGATE-CapeGemini merger. Click here to view Speaker Profile


SDMIMD is organizing an entrepreneurship event called STARTUP CHARCHA on February 9, 2017.This event organized for the second year in succession is part of various entrepreneurship activities undertaken by Swayam – Students E Cell of SDMIMD. The event also brings together the best entrepreneurial minds to give insights on startups to management students and budding entrepreneurs at SDMIMD.
STARTUP Charcha event on February 9, 2017 has Mr Aroon Raman, Managing Director, Telos Investments and Technologies (also the author of  the best-selling thriller The Shadow Throne) delivering the Key Note address at 10 AM. The theme of the talk will be Starting and Building a Great Company.
In addition, there is a Panel Discussion moderated by Dr M R Suresh, Professor- Marketing Area at SDMIMD. The distinguished panelists are Mr. Sukumar Rangachari, Director - PointCross.com Pvt Ltd, Mr. Vijay ManeSDMIMD Alumnus & CEO, AlbumizerMr. Deepak Nesarikar, SDMIMD Alumnus, Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder-EcoNest Projects and possibly another entrepreneur subject to confirmation. The discussion would focus on the theme Strengthening the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Implications for Management Education.


In a world where even Great Britain’s mighty Pound took a big pounding and China was forced to devalue its currency in order to survive, it is hard to tell whether any economy will tend towards a boom or a bubble. Further, studies have shown that a business cycle hits rock bottom every 7-8 years; and rumour has it that we should soon expect one ourselves. We have also been witness to a lot of start-ups mushrooming recently in India, unaware of what their future might be. 
With this background, the finance club of SDMIMD takes pleasure in announcing its flagship event “VITTAKSH” on 22nd November 2016, with the theme “Indian Economy: Boom or Bubble”. We provide an opportunity for the best minds amongst you, to test your applied knowledge, showcase your conceptual and analytical skills, and show us why you are better than the rest.
VITTA, meaning finance, is the blood that runs through the veins of every business. As businesses gets more complicated with disruptive trends & innovations, the long term health of the organization depends on how well the finances of the organization are managed. This makes a very lucrative playing field for any individual who has solid understanding of all the basics, and has just the right amount of creativity and craziness to take bold innovative steps.

Prizes worth ₹35,000 up for grabs!!!


  • Only 2 members allowed per team.
  • College Identity Cards are mandatory.
  • The event is open to only MBA/PGDM students.
  • There is no restriction on the number of teams from a single college.
  • Members of the team can be from the same institute or from different institutes.
  • Teams are required to register on Dare2compete and participate in the online quiz round first.
  • The format and structure is subject to change before the actual commencement of the event.
  • All decisions in matters of eligibility, authenticity and final judgments will be vested with the organizing committee of VITTAKSH, SDMIMD.
The Online Quiz will be held on 14 November 2016.
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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. 

Management Development Programs 2016

At SDMIMD, Management Development Programs are designed to provide working executives with theoretical concepts and practices in management. The calendar is generally offered in the month of May, but certain in-demand programs are scheduled again later in the academic year. Read More>

MDP Contact: Prof. Malathi Sriram
Mobile: +91-9886521063, Email: mdp2016@sdmimd.ac.in

MDP Calendar 2016
Dimensions of Leadership - June 1 & 2
Communicating in a Crisis - June 3

Panel Discussion on "Net Neutrality vs Free Basics"

Stirred into controversy through ‘Airtel Zero’, net neutrality is gaining the enormous public cynosure. The net neutrality activists protest over differential pricing regime for accessing the websites. Now, the ‘Free Basics’ from Facebook comes as a new avatar. The debate and discussions have reached their peak. TRAI now entered the battlefield and says ‘Free Basics’ has dangerous ramifications for policy-making in India. Under the current circumstances the internet user is a confused species about this topic.
Mysore University Information and Library Science Alumni Network (MILAN) joined hands with Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) is holding a panel discussion on the topic “Net Neutrality vs Free Basics”, on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM in SDMIMD Auditorium, Mysuru.
The panel members are eminent MILANers, Sri. N.V. Sathyanarayana, Chairman & Managing Director, Informatics India Ltd; and, Dr. Shalini R. Urs, Executive Director, International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore, Mysuru. Dr. Sudhir Sosale, Director, Centre for Training in Advanced Technologies, NIE, Mysuru and Mr. Kalpesh Mehta, Founder, Starsoft-India, Mysuru will join them in the panel discussion. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson – PGDM, SDMIMD, will moderate the disussion.