The SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore is managed by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust which has over forty educational institutions including Engineering and Medical colleges. They also run several hospitals and social development programmes. TheSDM Institute for Management Development was set up in 1993 under the chairmanship of Dr. Veerendra Heggade, with the stated mission of developing global business leaders who are driven by Indian values and traditions. The Institute focuses on the two year PGDBA program, MDP`s and Research and training. Close links have been forged with Industry and sustained efforts are on to strengthen the interaction.The faculty, staff and students share a deep belief in and commitment to the Institute`s programmes. The teaching and learning process happens in a unique atmosphere of mutual respect, participation and interaction.