About The Department

DSATM in general and the Department of Management Studies in particular has carved a niche among the comity of institutions providing higher education in the state and country. Bestowed with dedicated and resourceful faculty with rich experience the department has witnessed an exponential growth since its inception in 2011. Affiliated to VTU and offering a 2 year full time MBA programme with all the specializations and combinations, the department has emphasized on the overall development of the students by incorporating a range of programmes under the head of Professional Input Programmes. The department has entered avenues of wholesome development of students into effective, socially responsible and contributing nation builders of tomorrow.

Management education is different from other branches of education. It is always dynamic and more of people centric and oriented towards personality development. The management education is an effort to bring the best in a person. This in turn is the contribution of the Institute and Management to building the nation in a broader sense.

In this direction DSATM has been trying hard to bring in a balance between the academic delivery and the professional inputs to students and over all the personality building. Apart from the systematic running of classes there is always a thrust for the life skill development through various programs. The department has been organizing the industry academia interface by organizing guest lecturers exposing the students to the corporate world. The students are taken to the industries and also to Industrial tour for additional exposure to the practical business world.

The department also organizes special training programs with the help of one of its kind in the country the “center for Innovative leadership” an in-house training center to improve employability of the students. In the previous year the department has achieved more than 85% placement for the eligible final year MBA students.

The department has professors with very rich Industry and academic experience along with abundant research background. The students who join DSATM will graduate themselves to be more knowledgeable, confident, employment worth, effective managers and more than all the good human beings.

Intake of the Department

The Department of Management Studies has a sanctioned intake of 60 approved by AICTE and VTU.


To get recognized as one of the most sought after management institutes by imparting quality education to develop a cadre of competent managers, entrepreneurs and professionals with a global mindset , social sensitivity and environmental consciousness.


  • M1: To provide an environment that fosters creativity and innovations in pursuit of excellence.
  • M2: To nurture team work in order to develop responsible leaders and entrepreneurs.
  • M3: To enable students to adapt to the dynamic business environment and make them socially sensitive and environmentally conscious.
  • M4: To nurture research and development among the faculty members and the students of the department.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO's):

  • PEO1: Post Graduates of the program will acquire necessary managerial skills to think strategically and to lead, motivate and manage teams thereby enhancing managerial effectiveness.
  • PEO2: The focus of Management graduates is to be either on self-employment, or demonstrate their entrepreneurial potential in their own organization.
  • PEO3: Encourage and train the students to appreciate the importance of research work in their own fields, so that they can contribute to the continually changing Business environment.

Program Outcomes (PO’s) based on NBA graduate attributes:

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

About The Course:

The Department is offering a TWO Year Full Time MBA Program affiliated to VTU and approved by AICTE. The Program has four semesters and the students will study general core subjects in the first two semesters and the functional electives in the two semesters of second year.

The department offers all the combinations of specializations prescribed by VTU with an option provided to students either to pursue dual or single specialization.

The students will take up one internship on between second and third semesters and a project in between third and fourth semesters. These will be evaluated with the examinations of subsequent semesters.

The course expectations reflect development of a very clear and a strong base of professional development which embodies a proper blend of communication skills, problem solving skills, decision making skills, negotiation skills and similar skill sets.


Dr.Geetha R MA, M.Phil, MBA, Ph.D

Professor & Head,
Dept. of Management Studies


Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management is an excellent choice for Management education and to prepare for a flourishing career. Our Institute is located in a serene and pristine setting surrounded by natural landscape. The natural exquisiteness around the campus is a wonderful backdrop for creative learning. Plethora of skill development activities and certified training programs offered at our institution are well crafted and focused towards holistic development of the learners.

The Department of Management Studies provides exciting educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds and locations. Through centers of excellence like – Dayananda Sagar Entrepreneurship Research and Business Incubation (DERBI), Centre for Innovation and Leadership (CIL), Center for English and Foreign Languages (CEFL), DSATM Center for Entrepreneurship and Pre-Incubation (DCEPI), DSATM Centre for Social Action (DCSA), we endeavor to hone the entrepreneurial, leadership and managerial skills of the students . Students are encouraged to work with NGOs so as to sensitize them about the need to respond to the societal problems and the environmental issues which are of major concern. The college also provides other opportunities for experiential learning through innovative pedagogies like- case analysis, role plays, simulation games, pop-up quizzes, externships and others of relevance to management education.

This news compendium- Abhijnāna truly reflects the aspirations and achievements of the faculty team and students of the department of MBA. It showcases the latent talents among the students alongside providing a snapshot of the multifarious events and activities organized at the department. During the academic Year 2018-19 Department of Management Studies has set new milestones to leave behind a legacy in the history of DSATM as reflected by the multitude of maiden initiatives like- First National Level Inter-Collegiate Management Fest Aavartan-2018 in the month of April 2018, First National Level Management Conclave on Technovations in Business Eco-system in the month of October 2018, First International conference ICETMDE-2019 during February 2019 , establishment of Industry sponsored Investment Lab and setting up of GWMF student chapter wholly funded by the Management. The Department is proud to announce that 100% of the students from the preceding batch of graduated students have been placed as professionals and entrepreneurs. The Department entered into 7 MOUs with Industry, Training Institutions and NGOs towards realization of the vision, Mission and Program Educational Objects of the department. Seven Certified training programs on- MS Advanced Excel, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship Development, Professional Development, Aptitude Training, Customized Training Program offering English Language Assistance to the Freshmen of MBA and CIL Certification were imparted to enhance the employability skills of students All this could be possible only with the able support of Management and administrative teams and by the indelible commitment & co-operation of the staff and students of the Department. I heartily congratulate the editorial team of Abhijnāna for bringing out this issue of the news compendium successfully.


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Pass in a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration recognized by this University or who have passes any other examination recognized by this University as equivalent thereto. The candidates shall have passed the prescribed qualifying examinations with not less than 50% of the marks in the aggregate (45% in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST & OBC category) of all the years of the degree examinations

Admission Details:

Year Intake Admitted Percentage
2018-19 60 56 93%
2017-18 60 44 73%
2016-17 60 45 75%



Staff Details

Dr Geetha R

Professor and HOD

Qualification MA, MPhil (Eco), MBA, PhD(Mgmt),KSET Qualified

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Praveen Kumar Sinha

Associate Professor

Qualification MBA

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Assistant Professor

Qualification BE, MBA

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M D Saibaba


Qualification AMIE,FCMA,PGDM,PhD

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Asmeen Mahapatro

Assistant Professor

QualificationMBA (HR & FINANCE), B.TECH (ECE)

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MBA Department - Accomplishments
1 MoUs
2 Certified training programs / Courses
3 Guest Lectures and Expert Talks
4 Industrial Visits
5 Other Major Events – International Conference, Management Conclave, National Conference, Management and Cultural Fest,
6 Institution Level Activities
7 FDPs / Workshops / Seminars/IQEPs                                                  
8 Entrepreneurial Trails ( DCEPTI)
9 Social Sensitization Initiatives ( Centre for Social Action)            
10 Faculty Accomplishments
11 Student Activities & Accomplishments
12 Academic Auditing by Academic Advisory Committee

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Department of MBA has taken initiative in developing short online tutorials to help the students understand the fundamental concepts in various subjects.



Sl. No. Batch No. Students Placed No. Students Admitted Percentage
1 2016-18 42 43 97.67
2 2015-17 40 53 75.47
3 2014-16 25 79 31.64






Dr. Geetha R, MA, M.Phil, MBA, Ph.D

Professor and Head

Department of Management Studies, MBA - VTU

Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology & Management

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