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15 triggers to unlock your potential with SDMIMD’s PGDM 2014-16 Batch
1. Scintillating ambience – Nestled on the foothill of the world famous Chamundi
Hills, SDMIMD boasts of one of the best B-School campuses in India. The lush green
campus coupled with state-of-the-art academic and living blocks act as a natural
trigger to initiate into the learning process. With separate residential blocks for boys
and girls, SDMIMD is perhaps one of the very few in the country to offer single-room
accommodation to all the selected candidates.
2. Intellectual capital – An eclectic pool comprising of Academicians holding doctorate
degrees from reputed universities to Faculty carrying rich corporate stint at senior
positions in the industry, gives SDMIMD a distinctive competitive advantage.
3. Placements – With SDMIMD enjoying good corporate patronage from some of the
most respected Indian companies, the placement process is completed with high
degree of satisfaction. For the year 2011-13, the Institute attracted 169 offers to a
batch of 167 students, with a total 11 Lateral and PPOs (pre-placement offers) and a
median salary of INR 5.42 lakh. Placement activity is going full-swing for 2012-14
batch students, with the highest salary already having touched INR 15.50 lakh.
4. Rigorous and Industry relevant PGDM curriculum – SDMIMD’s flagship PGDM
program is known for its rigours and industrially relevant curriculum. The Institute
incorporates changes in its PGDM curriculum every year in keeping with the
changing business practices. Active inputs are solicited from members of the
Advisory Board comprising of highly successful Business Leaders and Academicians.
5. Trusted support from the Parent – All the activities at SDMIMD are fully guided
and supported by its parent organization – SDMET (Shri Dharmasthala
Manjunatheshwara Education Trust), part of the SDM group, which is known for its
charitable and philanthropic activities. The SDM group also runs a word-famous
Micro-finance initiative (with a repayment rate of 99.99%) under the SKDRDP (Shri
Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project), which recently won the
prestigious Ashden Award in 2012 for being adjudged as the Best Non-
6. Corporate visibility – The Institute organizes series of activities like Foundation day
lecture and Annual Leadership talk, where eminent and highly successful corporate
luminaries are invited to share their experiences and thoughts on management with
the students of SDMIMD. Mr. Harish Hande (SELCO India Pvt Ltd.) and Dr R A
Mashlekar (Global Research Alliance) are some of the prominent people who
addressed the students in the year 2013-14. The students had the benefit of the
following guest lectures in 2013-14 so far.
Mr. Mahalingam .C, Executive Coach and HR Advisor, Bangalore
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Mr. Anant R Koppar Chairman & CEO, KTwoTechnology Solutions, Bangalore
Dr. L. Manjunath, Executive Director, Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural
Development Project (SKDRDP)
Mr. Sridhar Chari, Secretary, Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bangalore
Mr. R. C. Jagadesh, Director – Operations & Technolog , Kluber Lubrication, Mysore
Mr. R. Venkatnarayan, President - HR, IT and Education, Rane Holdings, Chennai
Mr. T.R. Parasuraman, Senior Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts, Bangalore
Ms. Shilpashree, Head – Marketing & Communications, Terex, Bangalore
Mrs. Uma Balakrishnan, CEO, Axcend, Bangalore
Mr. Ram Mohan C. Sr. VP – Head of Infrastructure Management & Tech Support
MindTree Consulting, Bangalore
Mr. Ashraf Peeran, Director of Solution Architecture, Xerox Corporation, California,
Mr. Tom Delbrook, Global Chief Financial Officer and Head of Legal Services
Software Paradigm International (SPI)
Mr. Sandeep Pai , Area Manager (Karnataka and Kerala) – Volvo Buses India P. Ltd.
Mr. Manohar, Manager –Quality Assurance, L&T Construction Equipment Limited,
Prof. Anantha Prasad, ISO Consultant, Mysore
Mrs. Anjali Mullatti, CEO & M.D., Finitiatives Learning India Pvt. Ltd. (FLIP)
Prof. Richard Ponarul, U.S. based professor of finance
Shri Koushik Chatterjee, Executive Director & Group CFO, Tata Steel
Shri Nischae Suri, Head of People and Change Practice, Partner – KPMG India Pvt
Mr. R. Venkatanarayanan, President – HR, IT & Education, Rane Holdings Limited
Mr. M. Krishna, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer (CFO), AT&S India
Dr. Selvan D, Vice President, Capgemini, India
Mr. Girish Karunakaran, President of Eurasia, SPI, India
Shri Nagarajan Srinivasan, AVP & Head, Infosys Limited
Shri Harish Machia, Practicing Management Consultant, Mysore
Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor & Head - Banking & Finance, British University in
Shri Samit Ghosh, CEO & Managing Director, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Bejoy, Founders of E-SQUARED, an innovative digital media firm
Mr. C. Balagopal, Senior Advisor at terumo penpol ltd & Director at Enter
Technologies Pvt Ltd
Mr. Hari, Amba Research
Ms. Annapurna, HR Head, Esilor India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Mr. Chandra Prakash, President, Mysore Grahakara Parishat
Ms. Lekshmi Bhargavi, SDMIMD Alumnus, Vice President, Toyota Financial
Services India Ltd, Bangalore
Mr. Dheeraj Shetty, HR- Admin at JBF petrochemicals Ltd. Mangalore
Mr. Shiva P. Chandra, Co-Founder & CEO, MyShore IT Solutions, Mysore
Mr Sakeer Hassan, Head - Business Development, SPI
Mr. Muralidhara, CGM, BEML
Dr Julian Gaspar, Director, Centre for International Business Studies & Clinical
Professor in Finance, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
Mr Arun Nayar, Director – HR, Safran Engineering
Mr Lokesh, Managing Director, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited
Mr Deepu Chnadran, Director, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited
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7. Collaboration with Foreign Universities – As part of SDMIMD’s endeavour to
expose the students pursuing PGDM with best the business practices and learning
environment abroad, the Institute has tied with three leading Foreign Universities –
Mays Business School (Texas A&M University, USA), Shanghai Business School
(Shanghai University, China) and School of Business Management (British University
in Dubai, UAE) for student exchange programs. Every year, a select number of
students participate in the exchange programs spending part of their academic
calendar with the Foreign University. 20 I year students chosen on the basis of merit
will be sent to Dubai for a special orientation for a fortnight in March-April, 2014.
8. Research Activities – In order to survive in the cut-throat and highly competitive
business environment, SDMIMD recognizes that the only way to stay ahead and
relevant is by initiating active research activities. SDMRCMS (SDM Research Centre
for Management Studies) every year organizes International Conferences in the areas
of Finance & HR, which have received an admirable patronage from the academic
and the corporate fraternity. For the year 2013-14, Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, CFO, Tata
Steel inaugurated the International Finance Conference, and Mr. Nischae Suri, Partner
– People & Change Management, KPMG inaugurated the International HR
Conference. The research cell also publishes volumes on Cases in Management and
Cotemporary Research in Management, where the in-house faculty convert their
consulting assignments and research projects into case studies and research papers
9. Symposiums and Seminars – Every year in the month of January, SDMIMD
organizes an International Symposium on a highly relevant managerial theme, which
is attended by students and faculty of a leading Foreign University. The day-long
program incorporates series of activities from lectures, panel discussions, and mind-
games that are aimed towards sensitizing the B-School students towards best practices
in the realm of International Business.
10. Accreditations – SDMIMD’s two-year residential PGDM program is accredited by
NBA (National Board of Accreditation), AICTE, Govt. of India. SDMIMD’s flagship
2-year residential PGDM program has been rated with the coveted A**(A-double
star) by CRISIL (leading rating agency), which bears testimony to the rigorous and
academically relevant business program offered by the Institute.
11. Thrust towards Entrepreneurship – In an effort to encourage students interested in
pursuing entrepreneurial ventures, SDMIMD launched the E-Cell initiative in 2013-
14, where interested students are given plethora of opportunities in the form of
training and interactions with corporate and venture capitalists to develop sound
business ideas and convert them into successful corporate ventures.
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12. Corporate connectivity – SDMIMD regularly conducts MDPs (Management
Development Programs) and CSPs (Client Specific Programs), where corporate
executives from the senior and middle-level management are imparted training across
disciplines enabling them to stay relevant on the learning-curve and utilize their
learnings towards promoting organizational growth. These programs are conducted
every year between April–June.
13. Workshops & FDPs – SDMIMD as part of its mission to share the best teaching and
research practices regularly conducts Workshops and FDPs for the benefit of
researchers and faculty from other institutions. These programs have been highly
successful, which is evident from the enviable enrolments that these programs receive
14. Societal Sensitivity – With an objective to churn out industrially relevant and
societally sensitive B-School graduates, the Institute requires all the students in their
first year to compulsorily spend two-weeks with a NGO (Non-government
Organization), as part of the SRP (Socially Relevant Project).
15. Programs by NSE (National Stock Exchange) – In order to strengthen their
practical exposure, our Finance students have the opportunity to go through NSE’s
NCCMP (NSE Certified Capital Markets Professional Program). The Institute has
collaborated with NSE for this.
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