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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD)

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 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational 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 Bhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade.

SDMIMD's AICTE-approved PGDM program, that is accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable quality of academic rigour. The institute is well known for its research activities and the dedicated research publications have come in for praise from the world of academics.

The Institute’s Research Centre has been recently recognized for conducting Ph.D program. Further a recognized two year part-time PGDM program is being launched this year.

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