Campus News

Foundation Day Lecture 2017

“India is a sea of opportunities and there is no reason to state that India does not have a future. In view of conserving our democratic system, hero worship should not be encouraged”, thus opined Shri. TS Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, during the talk delivered at SDMIMD on August 22, 2017. The talk was organized to commemorate the Foundation Day of the Institute. 
 
Shri Krishna Murthy introduced the managerial qualities – Inter personal communication; ability to take decisions; moulding oneself to the demands of the work place environment; respect for time; and leadership qualities to the young managers. The talk brought in several anecdotes and life experiences of the speaker. 
 
He also stressed upon the need for leadership qualities in Young Indians - respecting values, institute building capability, honesty, good governance, decision making, to make India more vibrant. Appreciating these qualities in Western education and culture, he said its application in India makes the difference. 
 
The talk was followed by a lively question-answer session. Earlier, Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, welcomed the gathering and Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director introduced the speaker and Dr. M.R. Suresh presented the vote of thanks. 
 

Intra-College Debate 2017

The first round of the Intra-College Debate Championship 2017 was held on August 21, 2017. The motion of the debate was “Women Reservation in corporate sector”. It was a heated debate where the four sets of participants strongly placed their arguments in front of an enthusiastic student gathering. Director Dr. N.R Parasuraman gave introductory remarks and encouraged the students and participants. The event was judged by Prof L. Gandhi and Prof. Prasad S.N. The event was organized by the Debate Committee of SDMIMD – DebCom.

6th Edition of International Finance Conference

‘Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a pivotal role in operational and strategy formulation, the position demonstrate important part in the leadership structure across the globe’ thus said Mr. Viju Parameshwar, Former President & CEO, Kluber Lubrication India Private Ltd., in this keynote address on the topic “Role of CFO in a Manufacturing Company” during the inaugural session the 6th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking on August 18, 2017. 
 
Mr. Kesavan Venugopalan, Group CFO, Narayana Health, distinguished speaker for the inaugural session delivered talk on the topic “Finance – A Long Haul”. Mr. Kesavan highlighted as to how Finance as a function has gone through a rigorous change in the backdrop of changing economic scenario of the country. The speaker also highlighted the opportunities and challenges in the Health Care Industry and the role of finance and strategy in successfully managing a health care hospital.
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parsauraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address and Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, presented the theme of the conference “Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking”.
 
The Chief Guest for the valedictory function Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director of Centre for Financial Management, in his address introduced to the World of Finance through the lens of neuroscience, a perspective rarely encountered in the field of finance. Dr. Chandra made it interesting by throwing in anecdotes, quotes, poems and funny headings. His ability to relate cognitive and neural process was well received by the audience. Dr. Sriram, Conference Chair proposed the Vote of Thanks. 
 

Invited Talk by Dr. S.S.S. Kumar

The finance specialization students of PGDM 2016-18 Batch participated in the invited talk by Dr. S.S.S Kumar, Professor-Finance, Indian Institute of Management, Kohzhikode (IIM-K), on Friday, August 18, 2017. Dr. Kumar focused the talk on ‘Derivatives and the Commodity Market’. The tips and techniques provided by the speaker on how one can analyse and trade in the derivatives and commodity market was informative. The speaker emphasised the students to take part in situation- based learning exercises. This was followed by Q&A session.

Technical Session Speaker – Mr Sanjay Somasundara

Mr. Sanjay Somasundara, Deputy Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Life, Tamilnadu, the invited technical session speaker of International Finance Conference 2017 on Day-2, August 19, 2017; took the audience a complete tour through the Insurance market. The penetration mainly focused on the life insurance sector in India and the customer segmentation. Presenting the Ideal Financial planning, Mr. Sanjay informed the factors that are considered for savings, SIP and market timing. 

Invited talk on 'Financial Statements'

Dr. Durga Prasad Samantaray, Professor-Finance, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, was the invited speaker to deliver talk on 'Financial Statements' to PGDM 2016-18 on Friday, August 18, 2017. Dr. Prasad explained the Financial statements through a case study of a Saudi Arabian Company. Further, the speaker touched upon certain aspects of Valuation during his lecture.​

Technical Session Speaker – Mr. Pawan Kumar Kopparam

The technical session speaker of International Finance Conference 2017 on Day-2, August 19, 2017 Mr. Pawan Kumar Kopparam, Associate Vice-President, Investment Advisory, explained the global financial crisis; and presented the role of – Government, Banks and Borrowers with various Infographics which helped them understand the Global financial crisis better. Mr. Pawan Kumar shared the lessons learnt from this crisis.