Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), a globally accredited (ACBSP) institute is ranked among the top Business Schools in India. The institute offers AICTE approved 2-year Full-time (Residential) flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) that has been granted MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The Institute is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore in Karnataka. Its serene award winning campus provides a great setting for inspired learning. Impeccable faculty, partnerships with global universities, academic discipline, opportunities for learning beyond classrooms and strong relationship with the industry ensure that the students have the right environment for blooming into a leader-par-excellence.

The Institute is promoted by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust, a venerable and much admired non-profit educational trust that runs over 40 recognised educational institutions in Karnataka, including engineering and medical colleges. The trust is part of 700 year old Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, a renowned pilgrimage centre known for selfless service, integrity, philanthropy and social development. The Trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. Read more>


International: SDMIMD’s PGDM Program is accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA. and by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), thus becoming the first institute in India to get the dual accreditation of ACBSP and EFMD – EPAS. These accreditations have propelled SDMIMD to be among the top global Business Schools.

National: The flagship program of the Institute – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), MHRD, Government of India (GoI).


Agencies Rating: SDMIMD has been rated A** (A Double Star) by CRISIL(Standard & Poor) and Brickwork at the National Level. These ratings assume 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 with respect to admissions, placements, academic rigour and the feedback from alumni and students. The ranking brings the Institute on par with many leading B-Schools in the country.

B-School Survey Ratings: SDMIMD is ranked among Top B-Schools in the country by leading B-School Survey. The ranking by leading educational magazines like Higher Education Review, Competition Success Review, etc. has placed the Institute among the Top 5 B-Schools in the Southern Region. The business magazines – Business Today, Business India, Business World, Outlook Business and others have placed SDMIMD among the Top B-Schools in the country.