SDM-IMD & Texas A&M University tie up for 'Student Exchange Program'

The SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD), Mysore has signed an agreement with Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, for a student and faculty exchange programme

Mysore, Karnataka, October 22, 2008 /India PRwire/ -- The SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD), Mysore has signed an agreement with Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, for a student and faculty exchange programme.

According to Mr. Ramesh Venkateswaran, Director, SDM-IMD, “The institute has always aimed to offer the best education to its students. Our associations with such globally recognized institutes will give our students a wider perspective to the world of business management which is very important for their growth.”

According to the agreement, up to four students from SDM-IMD would get an opportunity to spend a semester and attend courses at Mays Business School. An equal number of MBA students from Mays would be invited to study a semester in SDM-IMD’s award-winning campus in Mysore.

As an alternative, the agreement also envisions undergraduate students from Mays attending a five-week summer programme focused on conducting business in India, at SDM-IMD, during May-June. The exchange will also encourage institutions to promote the exchange of faculty for teaching and collaborative research programmes. Earlier this year, the institute had signed a similar agreement with the Global Management Education Institute of Shanghai University.

While Texas A&M was considered the ‘1st overall national university’ in the US (Washington Monthly 2007), the Mays Business School’s MBA programme was considered the 8th best-administered program, with the 8th best campus facilities (The Princeton Review, 2007). Forbes (2007) considered it the eighth best public programme, 22nd overall.

Notes to Editor

The SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore is a part of the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, and has been in management education for over a decade. The trust itself runs over 40 educational institutions including higher education centres in medical, engineering, dental and management sciences. The trust is also involved in charity work and social upliftment.

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD), Mysore has carved a niche as the pioneer of management teaching practices. The institute is considered to be one of the best B-schools in India, doing consistently well on key parameters in many B-school surveys. SDM-IMD possesses more than a decade of experience in setting the standards of management education. With an ever-growing repertoire of campus placements, SDM-IMD is considered as an institution that empowers future managers for improving effectiveness and adding value to organisations in India and abroad.

For more information, visit www.sdmimd.ac.in

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