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  • Locations: Mysore, India
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Grad Student
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

India Graduate Business (SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore)

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer

Study Abroad Advisor

Bianca Cusimano Danner
Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
SDMIMD Homepage
SDMIMD Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Program
SDMIMD Course Offerings
SDMIMD International Linkages (Exchange Programs)
SDMIMD Quick Facts
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business  
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
SDMIMD Student Housing
Mysore Travel Guide

India Graduate Business (SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore)
Fall, Spring, Summer, or Academic Year
Mysore, Karnataka, India

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) was established in 1993, and promoted by the SDM Educational Trust, a non-profit educational organization that has been managing educational institutes for over 42 years. SDMIMD is committed to the Darmasthala principles of giving and righteousness, and emphasizes academic diligence.

SDMIMD has been regarded as one of the premier business schools in India, and is dedicated to management education and creating inspirational business leaders and entrepreneurs who will be successful in a changing, contemporary market. The institute has earned several A++ rankings from Crisil and Business India. 

The SDM Institute for Management Development campus is located at the foot of Chamundi hills in Mysore, the third largest city in Karnataka, India. SDMIMD won the ARCHIDESIGN Award for the Best Institutional/Corporate Building Design in 2007 for its intricate and extensive campus architecture, which is paired beautifully with the surrounding landscape and the Chamundi Hill, which stands at 1062 meters tall.

Mysore is named the “Palace City” for its most famous landmark, Mysore Palace. The palace was once the home of Wodeyar Maharajas, and has a rich history and even more intricate embellishments that include stained glass, a plethora of mirrors, and gaudy colors. Every weekend, on national holidays, and through the Dasara celebrations, the palace is illuminated by tens of thousands of light bulbs, creating a beautiful display of the palace at night. The city is also characterized by its beautiful temples, zoos, restaurants full of delectable Indian dishes, lively bazaars, and charming architecture, all accessible by the city bus system.

  •  This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  •  Graduate student classification
  •  Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Hindi
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)
  • Summer (May)

SDMIMD offers through its exchange student program various courses and tracks that have been designed with the objective of bringing out the best managerial skills in each of its students. Since SDMIMD is an advanced business school, this program is open only to graduate students from Mays Business School. The courses that each exchange student plans to take at SDMIMD must be approved by the student’s home university.

While studying at SDMIMD, the Post-Graduate Diploma Program (PGDM) is compiled from current industry practices, probing business case studies and designed to enable students to adapt to the challenges of the global business environment. The program is a uniquely designed training program which equips participants with up-to-date skills and techniques in the various areas of marketing, finance, management and many others. SDMIMD offers a wide range of courses for students to choose from all taught in English.


SDMIMD offers a dorm-like “hostel” to their students in which each student has a private, fully-furnished room, a community lounge/study area, recreational facilities, and a common dining area, known as the SDMIMD “Mess.” The students decide weekly on the menu for the Mess, which caters to around 300 people and mixes a variety of North and South Indian vegetarian cuisine.

SDMIMD promotes physical as well as spiritual and mental wellness, and takes student health very seriously. The SDMIMD Wellness Center offers yoga, aerobics, a hi-tech gym, and other activities.
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student