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SDMIMD Mysore - Interview with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director on Admissions, Placement, Cutoff

SDMIMD Mysore - Interview with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director on Admissions, Placement, Cutoff

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jan 29, 2021 04:54 PM IST | #SDMIMD Mysore

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore was established in 1993. The institute offers PGDM programmes that are AICTE Approved and are awarded equivalence to MBA by AIU. Careers360 interacted with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of SDMIMD Mysore to know about the college, its mission, courses offered, admission process and more. Read the interview with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director to know more about SDMIMD Mysore.
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SDMIMD Mysore - Interview with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director on Admissions, Placement, Cutoff
SDMIMD Mysore - Interview with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director on Admissions, Placement, Cutoff

Careers360: Brief us about SDMIMD Mysore.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: In early 90s, Dr D. Virendra Hegde got an idea about foraying into management education. While starting the institute, he was very particular about two things. Firstly, it should not be just another B-school; it should be something that marks excellence right from the beginning. So, he roped in senior professors from IIMs for drafting the curriculum and orientation was done right from the beginning. Secondly, Indian authors should be given emphasis. If you look at our vision and mission statement, it is actually creation of global leaders with an Indian method and that is what we are trying to live up to for the last 25 years.

Careers360: Tells us about the programs and specializations offered at SDMIMD Mysore.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: We follow an elaborate process in June which is the start of an academic year. We start our operations in January, when the faculty team looks all angles and areas to gauge if we need to add, delete or improvise on our list of courses. This is done in what is called a faculty retreat meeting held exclusively by the faculty members. This process takes place from January to early April. We offer specializations like Marketing,Finance,Operations, and Human Resources (HR). We have modular specialization in Business Analytics and Microfinance.. These two have been introduced over the last three four years due to an increase in the demand for them.

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Careers360: In terms of ranking and accreditation where does SDMIMD Mysore stand?
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: We moved into the new campus in 2003 and thereafter we started attracting students from all over the country. In early 2013, we gave serious thought to international accreditation. We originally went in for EFMD and got accredited. We renewed the same last year. We are also accredited by the NBA; we have international accreditation by ACBSP also. We are serious about converting our AACSB membership to accreditation over the next three to four years.

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Careers360: Throw light on admission process, cutoff required for admissions.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: Earlier, we used to shortlist students with 80 percentile CAT cutoffs.However, we feel that a better system is to give some weightage to CAT and other exam scoresand our own assessments. So, we assess students in two aspects –40 percent to academic consistency (class 10, 12 and degree marks) and 40 percent to the performance in group discussion and interview that we conduct. Only about 20 percent weightage is given to the scores of competitive exams like CAT etc. We are not looking for cutoffs specifically. We are looking to have students from every area and stream to come into the frame if they have excelled in their fields.

Careers360: How diversified is the campus in terms of region, gender and stream?
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: We have students coming from 20 plus different states of the country. It is India within the campus. The students celebrate ethnic festivals in the campus. As far as gender diversity is considered, it used to be as low as 25 percent some time back but now it's slowly risen up to 35 to 40 percent right now. Typically like any other B-school, we were basically attracting students from engineering backgrounds and work experience till 2010. Now times has changed. Corporates are also interested in freshers and people from different backgrounds.

Careers360: Tell us about the placements at SDMIMD Mysore.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: For the last three years we have had 100 percent placements before December. Last year average salary was about Rs 7.02 lakhs p.a. with the highest package of Rs 10.35 lakhs p.a anda minimum salary was Rs 5.48 lakhs p.a. We had about 44 companies at the campus to select these 180 students. This year we are expecting a slightly different combination because it’s going to be slightly delayed. Having said that, we are expecting about 60 companies to come in for placements.

Careers360: What are facilities available at the campus?
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: We give each student a single room, our campus is fully equipped with wi-fi, we have a great library, a vegetarian mess, classrooms are all air-conditioned, and have all the other basic facilities for recreation and study.

Careers 360: Share some details about internships provided through campus to students.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: Students have been appointed for internship jobs in March and April 2020, however, due to COVID-19 so we have some difficulties in placing some students. We converted the opportunity and made them do some academic based projects.

Careers360: An advice for a student.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: Do attend national and international conferences, leadership talks, guest lectures to get exposure to the outside world. We believe in building the managers, so it’s not merely the curriculum, projects or case studies, it has to be that physically practice which they have to develop as managers and at our campus they get a chance by organizing and coordinating the events.

Careers360: Are there any scholarships for the students?
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman: As far as scholarship is concerned, even at the entry level there’s a scholarship for the students who have got 70 percent consistently in 10, 12 and degree. For women, who have got more than 60 percent consistently through the courses is also entitled to the scholarship. In every semester, the top three performing students are awarded scholarships.

Aspirants who are willing to opt for SDMIMD Mysore, can also watch the full interview of Dr. N. R. Parasuraman- Here


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Questions related to SDMIMD Mysore

Have a question related to SDMIMD Mysore ?

Hi Arun James,

Both the college SIES College of Arts Science and Commerce, Mumbai and Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore are good.

You can choose any college on the basis on infrastructure, facility, teaching and placement. SDMIMD offer PGDM, PGPGCM Courses on MAT Score. Fees of PGDM is approximately 11 Lakhs and for SIES, it is approx 3 Lakhs for B. Com. You acn view the review of colleges through your portal.

Hello Dear,

As you have not mentioned your category for which you have applied in this examination. If we consider the previous year cutoff it was around 77 percentile for general so it is difficult for you to get in in general category. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, commonly called SDMIMD is in Mysore since 1993. It offers various courses under Management stream that features PGDM, PGCM, and PGPSM for those with Bachelor’s degrees.

For more details follow the link below:

Good Luck

Hello Aspirant,

Yes. The MAT 2020 and 2021 cutoff for SDMIMD is 75 percentile. So you have a very good chance of getting selected for further rounds. You may apply .Apply online through their official website ,if you have not given this college among your choices during MAT exam application. The application fee is Rs.1250.

Once you get shortlisted you will be called for the final stage of the selection process in March 2021. The PI process will consist of WAT, Extempore and Personal Interview.The final selection round for admission to SDMIMD will be held at several centres in India.

All the best


The eligibility criteria to get admission in Shri Dharamsthala Manjunatheshwar Institute of Management and Development in PGDM is that a candidate must have passed full-time bachelor's degree in any discipline from an institute recognized by UGC/AIU. The admission is based on CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT/ATMA/MAT scores. Candidates with valid score in any one of the exams mentioned conducted from June 2020 up to March 2021 will be considered for admission for PGDM 2021-23. So if you are appearing for MAT 2021 May session then this score cannot be considered for admission. Yon need to have a valid score in any of the mentioned exams conducted from June 2020 to March 2021.

For admission in the academic year 2021-23


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru does accept MAT scores for admission. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru is a private college which was established in 1993 and is autonomous. SDMIMD offers a two-year full time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programmes which is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA.

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