Campus News

EFMD Accreditation Team Visit

As a part of the accreditation process, a peer review team from EFMD visited the Institute. The team consisted of  Prof. Jean-Noel Ezingeard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Manchester metropolitan University (MMU); Prof. Kulwant Singh, Deputy Dean, Professor, National University of Singapore - Business School; Dr. R. Sesha Iyer, Professor and Adviser to the Dean, SPJMR; and, Prof. Alexandra Benz, from France. They visited SDMIMD during October 17 to 19, 2016. 

Entrepreneurship Talk by Ms Akshra Kumar

‘E-cell Swayam’ had organized an entrepreneurship talk on the Preparation of a Business Plan and Related Strategies for a Start-up by Ms. Akshara Kumar, founder-Truly Essential (Chaitanya Agro Herbals), Mysore; and Chapter Co Chair, Young Indians (Mysuru Chapter) on October 13, 2016 in the Institute Auditorium. 
Ms. Akshara in her talk introduced the basics of business plans, emphasizing on how to relate the business with forming any business plan. She touched upon product strategies, value proposition, and customer relationships. Further, Ms. Akshara explained about how customer relationship is important for any business in the world, and elaborated on strategies for customer acquisition, customer retention & boosting sales, to increase customer base.
The speaker concluded the session by saying, “at the starting or launching of any idea ‘YOU’ are the most important thing, so one must believe in oneself”.

SDMIMD Garden won 4 Prizes in Dasara 2016

SDMIMD is known for its architectural beauty, which has won Archi Design Award for Excellence for Best Institutional Building Design. The lush Green Garden is equally famous  and has been winning the Best Institutional Garden award consistently from 2006 in Mysuru Dasara Garden Competition organized by the Horticulture Department, Government of Karnataka; and District Horticulture Society. 
SDMIMD’s garden has again kept its promise and won three first prizes (Ornamental Outdoor Plants, Lawns, and, Indoor Plants – Category) and second prize in Fruit Plants Category, in Mysuru Dasara 2016.

Saraswathi Pooja Celebration

For SDMites, Mysore Dasara is special and a rich experience. The festival changes the monotonous way of life, makes it more colourful with many exciting things to look forward to. It is this spirit that makes the festival so special. The Durga and Saraswathi Pooja are important events of Dasara festivities. 
SDMites organized Saraswati Pooja at SDMIMD Library to pray to the Goddess of Knowledge. The devotional Carnatic song rendered by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, our Director was the highlight of the Pooja celebration.

Young Managers from China Visited SDMIMD on Exchange Program

A team of 16 MBA students from Shanghai University, China, were at SDMIMD during October 3 to 7, 2016, on a week-long Exchange Program as a part of the International tie up arrangement. The young managers were led by Ms. Ai Lina from partnering university. 
To make the visit enriching and learning experience a lecture series was organized by experts from industries. The series included talks on leadership dimensions, managerial communication, international business, business negotiation and business analytics.   
Further,.they got a hands-on experience about social responsiblility and rural development during their visit to SKDRDP (Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project); Asha Kirana Charitable Trust and Hospital; and other NGO’s.
Tthe visiting students started their day with a one-hour ‘Yoga and Wellness’ program, which was enjoyed by the students. The students had an opportunity to get introduced to the history, culture, art, architecture and heritage of India, in general, Mysore, in particular, as a part of cultural immersion activity. Social interaction and sightseeing were part of the itinerary. 
The week-long engaging activity also included industry visits, interaction with corporate leaders, and project presentations.