About the Conference

Conference Keynote Speaker Conference Valedictory Speaker
Dr.Sébastien Chantelot
Director of La Rochelle Business School
& Vice Dean-Academics of Excelia Group
Sri. K.R. Viju Parameshwar
Former President & CEO
Kluber Lubrication India Private Limited
Conference Distinguished Speakers
Anjana K R
General Manager – HR
Tata Consultancy Services
Assoc. Prof. Gavin Melles
Swinburne University, Australia
& Research Fellow,
IIT Madras- Dept. of Management
Dr. Rajagopal R
Founder & CEO
KnowGenix, Mumbai
Jyotsna Belliappa
Head- CSR Assurance
Sri.Bharathram Lokkur
Lokkur Investment Advisors Private Limited
Ex-Chairperson & Professor
Department of Economics & Co-operation
University of Mysore

The trends of global economic growth reflect two contracting stories. If many of the African and some of the Asian economies failed in pulling off the much-desired growth, rise of countries like Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China etc surprised the world. India stays somewhere in between these two extremes. Development is neither universal nor uniform. In the market driven economy, the fruits of development are not distributed evenly leading to imbalanced society. The persistent economic crisis in different parts of the world has made economists to wonder whether the practicing economic growth models are potential enough to generate sustainability in growth. Economists and policy makers also ponder the question of how large is the size of trade-off between economic growth and sustainable development. Thus, the major and immediate challenge of the current century is to generate growth which is inclusive and sustainable. In order to create a better and sustainable future, Governments, Corporates and NGOs need to work collectively and playing their respective roles most effectively. In this backdrop, to provide a stimulating platform for academicians and practitioners to reflect, deliberate, and suggest measures that are needed both at macro and the micro levels to elevate India and other backward economies to higher and sustained growth trajectory, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) is organizing the international conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development- Emerging Trends” on November 15-16, 2019.


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), a premier Bschool located in Mysore, was established in 1993 with the objective of providing quality management education based on a firm foundation of Indian values and ethics.

SDMIMD 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, Medical, Dental, Ayurveda and Naturopathy colleges. Under the able leadership of our Chairman, Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade, the trust has played an active role in empowering people and bettering the lives of communities in Southern Karnataka.

SDMIMD’s flagship offering is a two year, full time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program which is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA. The program has also been recognized as equivalent to MBA by Association of Indian Universities.

SDMIMD’s PGDM Program is accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA. and by 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 and have enabled the students to learn in an environment that is process and outcome enabled and globally oriented.

Student exchange programs with Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France; University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; Universidad EAN, Colombia, Suramerica; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe; EAE Business School, Spain; La Rochelle Business School, France & Montpellier Business School, France.

With the intention of strengthening the PGDM program and providing students and faculty with international exposure, the Institute has tie-ups with several foreign universities for academic collaboration.

SDMIMD has entered into an agreement with TCS ION for launch of online courses through the latter’s platform. In the initial year, these courses will be primarily intended for corporate executives and university students wishing to learn management subjects.

SDMIMD is located in a picturesque campus at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka,140 kilometers from Bangalore. The campus is an amalgamation of modern infrastructure with classic architecture where the indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly. Green courtyards, tree lined avenues and the chirping of birds welcome every visitor to the verdant environs. The campus has won several architectural and landscape awards, and provides an atmosphere conducive for the germination of managerial intellect.

The campus is enabled with contemporary learning and IT infrastructure. As a fully residentail B-School, the campus provides a tranquil and invigorating environment for living – be it the fully furnished single occupancy hostel room, student managed mess, well equipped gym and wellness centre etc.