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, Belagavi and approved by AICTE, New Delhi.
  • It is situated on a 68 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, Belagavi, 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 develop competent management professionals with human values.


  • To provide quality education in management with contextually relevant curricula.
  • To promote management education, adopting contemporary practices for effective teaching and learning.
  • To foster research culture.
  • To involve industrial expertise for connecting classroom content to relevant business
  • To inculcate ethics, soft skills and entrepreneurial culture for all-round personality development.


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

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEO’s)

  1. To build managerial competence by providing necessary background and foundations in business management domain so that students are acceptable globally to industry, government, academia, research and entrepreneurial pursuit.
  2. To develop analytical and critical thinking ability by enhancing research culture to solve business problems.
  3. To prepare students to be committed citizens with social concern.
  4. To prepare students to be ethical and value based competent business leaders and good team players.
  5. To encourage students towards continuous learning.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Apply knowledge of management theories and practices to solve business problems.
  2. Foster Analytical and critical thinking abilities for data-based decision making.
  3. Ability to understand, analyse and communicate global, economic, legal and ethical aspects.
  4. Ability to develop value based leadership.
  5. Ability to lead themselves and others in the achievement of organizational goals, contributing effectively to a team environment.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of business management to provide effective solutions across finance, human resource and marketing domains in a given organization context.
  2. Assess business opportunities and develop effective business solutions to establish new entities.
  3. Develop effective oral and written communication especially in business applications, with the use of technology



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