The era we live in can clearly be divided into ‘Before Covid (BC)’, ‘During Covid (DC)’ and ‘After Covid (AC)’. As I write this message, DC is yet to run its course and the contours of AC is as yet unknown. People who were earlier saying that we live in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) times obviously didn’t see Covid coming. The true meaning of VUCA is well and fully playing out now. India had a negative annual GDP growth rate last in 1979 and after forty two years, the spectre of negative annual GDP growth is looming large in the horizon.
“Its only during a storm that a tree knows how strong it is.”
– Matshona Dhliwayo, Author & Philosopher
True to the above saying, SDMIMD has stood strong through the Covid times.
Thanks to our legacy and lineage of being part of the legendary Shri Dharmasthala Trust and the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, the institute stands as an embodiment of excellence in imparting management education that is Indian in ethos and global in relevance.
SDMIMD has built upon its legacy and has stayed resilient over the past twenty five years, which will stand in good stead in crossing over the tough times. Our focus on academic rigour, learning that extends beyond classroom, work ethics, integrity and values have proven to produce management graduates who are most sought after by industry.
The “ACE framework” that the institute has adopted helps in equipping students to meet the demanding needs of the industry. In these tough times, we have further reinforced learning and industry orientation by providing students opportunity to earn additional certifications by global universities and industry.
With the competencies, skills and values our students bring in, I am sure that our students can prove themselves to be a valuable resource to any organisation.
For the past many years, SDMIMD has been clocking 100% placements. While thanking you for your overwhelming support over the past years, we look forward to continuing and growing the relationship further.
We will be delighted to have your team at our campus for placements for batch of PGDM 2019-21.
Dr. R Sugant
Chairman – Career Services
Professor – Marketing
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara
Institute for Management Development, Mysore