About the Conference

The role of Human Resources Management is currently undergoing a drastic change, from being a functional contributor towards the corporate performance to becoming a strategic and analytical partner of business decisions. Effectiveness of HRM function is being evaluated by its level of contribution towards the return on investment of any organization, by keeping the specific performance-driven goals in mind. The focus of HRM is shifting from merely addressing day-to-day issues of People Management towards future-oriented prediction-based approaches to retain the best talent for facing up to competitiveness in the business world.

In the above backdrop, SDMIMD is organizing its 8th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace, on 6 and 7 December, 2019, at SDMIMD campus, Mysuru.


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. 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. Recognizing the quality of management education and Internationalization at SDMIMD, Global accreditation body EFMD has awarded the prestigious EPAS International Accreditation to the PGDM program. SDMIMD is the first Indian B-school to receive EPAS accreditation. SDMIMD has also received accreditation from ACBSP for its PGDM. With the current accreditation by EPAS, SDMIMD’s PGDM stands out with two internationally reputed accreditation. Apart from the above, SDMIMD has been awarded the A** rating accorded to it by CRISIL. 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 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. The institute is well known for its research activities. The dedicated research publications, such as, ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The Institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ has evolved as a prestigious publication, well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

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