MBA Program

About the Department

  • The Department of Management Studies is the youngest constituent department of the prestigious SDM College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad, in Karnataka. The department is blessed under the leadership of revered Dr.D.Veerendra Heggadeji, Dharmadhikari of Shrikshetra Dharmasthala as President, Sri. Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Society, Ujire (D.K). The Department of Management Studies is an Autonomous department under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi and approved by AICTE, New Delhi.
  • It is situated on a 16 acre campus in the midst of greenery of Dhavalagiri. The legacy of Dharwad, the “Vidya Kashi” of Karnataka, defines our landscape and our institutional energy. The Department has state of art facility with modern technology with all resources and capabilities. A team of well qualified full time faculties with excellent credentials, industry and research experience work relentlessly to enhance the management knowledge and skill sets of the students. The Department of Management Studies is also a recognised Research Centre under VTU, Belgavi, for doctorate programmes.
  • Ever since its inception in 2008 the department’s vision has been to excel in the field of management education. The department is aspiring to be one of the best and most respected management programs, by periodically redefining its mission to align itself with the changing times while maintaining focus on social responsiveness.


To achieve excellence and leadership position in management education and to become a major learning resource centre to nurture tomorrow’s business leaders.


  • The Institute seeks to inculcate a spirit of lifelong learning. It aspires to strengthen the capabilities of integrating concepts with applications and values. It aims to contribute towards the development of communities of dependable, capable, caring and fair-minded people.
  • To promote interactive teaching practices in rejoicing learning ambience with state of the art technological resources and capabilities to provide an excellent learning opportunity for all.
  • To imbibe research into teaching and make it an enabler to impart value based holistic and integrated management education of the highest quality.
  • To pursue intensification of employability skills and reach out towards perfect personality through unique student centric activities.
  • To enhance the decision-making skills and the administrative competence of practicing managers and assist organizations to solve their managerial problems by providing them with consulting services based on actual requirements.
  • To promote knowledge through research, applied and conceptual, relevant to management, and to disseminate such knowledge through publications.


Dr. Prakash H. S.
Dr. Prakash H. S.

Dr. Prakash. H.S. is currently the Director of MBA Department at SDM College of Engineering & Technology. Dharwad.  His Ph.D. was on Rural consumer preferences towards consumer durables. He has completed Marketing Management specialized MBA degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Balagavi, M.Com from Kuvempu University, qualified UGC-NET under Management and Ph.D. from Mangalore University, Mangaluru. He is having 13 years of Teaching in PG dept and 6 years of corporate experience in Marketing Management area.  Dr. Prakash H.S. has served in Government of Karnataka as a District level Officer for a short period of time.  He has been in full-time academics for the thirteen years.  Dr. Prakash H.S. is a VTU recognized Ph.D. guide, his special areas of teaching and research are Marketing Management, Consumer behavior, Rural Marketing, Promotions and Distribution Management.  Dr. Prakash H.S. was a guest faculty at the Institute of Charted Accountant of Indian (ICAI), Mangaluru chapter.  He has published 13 research papers in various leading journals and presented research papers in National and International conferences organized by top B-Schools across India like IIM Sirmaur (HP), IIM-K, Nirma University Ahmadabad, Symbiosis Pune, Bharti Vidyapeeth New Delhi and Prestige Institute Indore (MP) etc… He has headed Industrial Consultancy Cell of SDM PG Centre for the period of 4 years and as a faculty advisor of Rotaract Club of SDM PG Centre successfully organized many events under the banner. Dr. Prakash HS has been invited as a resource person in many National Level Workshops and FDPs across the State. He has been associating with many private and public universities as external paper setter or external examiner. You can reach me by e-mail : Phone No. : 9900084503

Dr. Prashantha C
Dr. Prashantha C

Dr.Prashantha.C  is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Management Studies at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA handling subjects like Business Analytics, Business Research Methods, Investment Management, International Financial Management etc.
He  has visited as a ‘Visiting Faculty’   to the Department of Management , Linnaeus University , Vaxjo, Sweden to handle ‘ Applied Marketing Analysis’  subject for the Masters in Marketing Program during September  2019.
He is a Karnataka State Rank Holder in SSLC, 1984 securing 19th Rank to State and Topper-Hassan District.
He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from Malnad college of Engineering, Hassan,
Masters degree in Business Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University,
M.Phil degree in Management from Alagappa University, Tamilnadu Management  from Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) , Pune.
Attended training programs at  IIT-Delhi, MDI-Gurgaon, NITIE-Mumbai, GIMS-Goa, ICFAI-Hyderabad etc.
He has industry experience of 8 years (The Mysore Kirloskar Ltd., Harihar)
He has produced 2 PhD in Management from Jain University, Bangalore.
Presently  guiding 4 Ph.D. scholars under  Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi.
Conducted   Workshops ( FDP/ SDP)  in the areas of  Research, SPSS, MS Excel, Emotional Intelligence,
Simulation Using Rubiks cubes etc.
Published 12 papers in National Journals and 5 papers in International Journals.
Co authored a book titled “FDI Issues in Indian Retail sector” from Himalaya Publications, Mumbai
with ISBN : 978-93-5097-471-1  .
He is a member of Local Committee, Institution of Engineers India (IEI), Dharwad.
He has served as a member in Faculty of Management-KUD,Dharwad, Board of Examiners-VTU, Belagavi, Member (VTU Nominee)  of Board of Studies  etc.,
Email : , Ext. No. 8144




Dr. Mahesh Vanjeri
Dr. Mahesh Vanjeri
Asst. Professor

Dr. Mahesh M. Vanjeri is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Studies at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from KLE Society’s Lingaraja College of Commerce, Belagavi. Masters degree in Business Administration from KLE Society’s Institute of Management Studies & Research, Hubballi. He has completed his PhD from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga in Feb-2018, Karnataka, India. Published a paper each in an International and National Journals and presented two papers in National and International conferences.

Contact information : Email :, Ext. No. : 8138

Dr. Saleem Sonnekhan
Dr. Saleem Sonnekhan
Asst. Professor

Dr. Saleem G Sonnekhan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from A.S.S College of Commerce, Gadag. Master degree in Business Administration from Rajrambapu Institute of Technology, Islampur. Ph.D. from University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Guiding 2 Ph.D. students at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka and guided 34 U.G. and 128 PG. students. Conducted 7 Conferences and 13 Workshops on FDP & PDP. Published 11 papers in National Journals and 4 papers in International Journals.

Contact Information : Email :, Ext. No. : 8136

Bharathi Sunagar
Bharathi Sunagar

Mrs. Bharathi V. Sunagar is a Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Karnataka University, Dharwad and her Master degree in English from Karnataka University , Dharwad. She also has done her Masters in Business Administration  from Basaveshwara Institute of management Studies, under Karnataka University, Bagalkot .  She has also cleared SLET examination. She has been guiding PG Students for their projects under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka and around 60 PG. students. She has conducted many workshops , Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Communication Skills, Employability skills, Presentation Skills to name a few for PG & UG students.  Published 11 no. of papers at national and  International conferences and journals.

Contact Information :  Email:, Ext. No.: 8140

Prashant U Gujanal
Prashant U Gujanal

Mr.Prashant U.Gujanal is a Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He has obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Karnataka Arts and Commerce College, Dharwad. Master degree in Business Administration, from KLS’s Institute of Management Education and Research, Belgavi, Karnataka. He has guided 54 PG students. Conducted 3 Workshops. Published one paper in International Journal and five papers in National Journals. He has presented seven papers in various conferences.

Contact Information: Email :, Ext. No.: 8139

Learning Corner


2nd – Semester

April 30, 2020

4th – Semester

April 30, 2020

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO’s)

  1. To equip students with necessary knowledge and managerial skills to occupy positions of management and administration in business, industry, public system, and the government.
  2. To inculcate appropriate ethical values and attitudes among students to function effectively in the work environment.
  3. To provide a right mix of managerial and business exposure to functions effectively in various domains of management.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Understand business management concepts and their applications to domestic and global business setting.
  2. Familiarize themselves with financial concepts, analysis and reporting systems.
  3. Identify customer needs and to participate in the process of developing products and services to meet their requirements.
  4. Realize production models, distribution systems, and their role in the value creation process.
  5. Understand the political, environmental, legal and regulatory settings of the organizations.
  6. Appreciate the importance of multicultural, ethnic, ethical and gender issues in the organization.
  7. Acquire leadership skills, understand group and individual dynamics, and be able to work in teams.
  8. Enhance oral and written business communication skills.
  9. Develop comprehensive problem solving and decision making skills.
  10. Appreciate the interrelationships among functional areas of management.

 Students Testimony

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