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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore in Karnataka, 140 kilometers from Bangalore. Its charming campus has won architectural and landscape awards, and provides a great setting for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The Institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust, a much admired non-profit educational trust that runs over 40 recognized educational institutions in Karnataka, including engineering and medical colleges. Dharmasthala, 'the abode of dharma', has been a renowned pilgrimage centre for hundreds of years and canons of selfless service, integrity, and social development stand embedded in all of the Trust's activities. The Trust and all the associate Institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade.

SDMIMD has been rated A** (A Double Star) by Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) at the National Level. The ranking by CRISIL assumes special importance in the light of the fact that the rating was awarded after a thorough inspection of the facilities in the Institute, the performance in respect to admissions, placements, academic rigor and the feedback from the alumni and students. The ranking brings the Institute on par with many leading B-Schools in the Country.

SDMIMD's AICTE-approved PGDM program that is accredited by NBA runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable quality of academic rigor. The curriculum and pedagogy are planned by an elaborate process every year by taking into account practices in other leading institutes the world over, and considering the views of leading academics and recruiters. The Institute is well known for its research activities and the dedicated research publications have come in for praise from the world of academics.

SDM Research Centre for Management Studies (SDM RCMS) has been recognized as a centre by University of Mysore for guiding aspiring Ph.D students. Further, in association with AIMA, a two-year dual certification program was launched last year.

The Institute has tie-up with foreign universities for academic collaboration-Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA, MBA Centre, Global Management Education Institute, Shanghai University, China, British University in Dubai, University of Pau, France, University of Bordeaux, France & University of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Rotary Mysore Midtown is part of Rotary International the largest voluntary organization in the world. Rotary International through its 1.2 Million Volunteer Rotarians is doing a yeomen service to Mankind across the Globe. The thrust area for Rotary International to serve the community includes:

  • Polio Eradication ---- “we are this close to eliminating polio”
  • Basic Education & Literacy
  • Fighting hunger
  • Provides Drinking water & Sanitation to many
  • Promoting World Peace & Conflict resolution

Rotary Mysore Midtown is recognised locally for its innovative projects and programs which are need oriented for the local community. Some of the projects envisaged include:

  • Bhandhavya 2013
    A sports and Cultural Meet for the Intellectually Challenged.
  • Hongirana
    The Sight Restoration for Blind due to Degeneration of Retina.
  • Samartha 2013
    Providing Job Opportunities to the Differently Abled through an Innovative Program.
  • Diksoochi 2013
    A Career Guidance Program for the young generation.