Convergence 3i - 2016

‘”Discipline, Dedication, Determination are 3Ds which help to see success in life” according to  Dr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman of CII, Mysore Chapter & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axel Ltd.  Speaking to a gathering of students from various Institutes and colleges during the inaugural address delivered at the 4th edition of Convergence 3i – the Industry-Institute-Interface – event organized jointly by SDMIMD and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) – Mysore Chapter at SDMIMD, Dr. Muthukumar was candid in his advice to the younger generation on the attitude they should carry. 
Sharing his 9 years’ experience in Merchant Navy and as a Business Strategist for 7 years in corporate life, Mr. Vinod Muthukrishnan, CEO, Cloud Cherry, the Chief Guest of the event outlined 4Cs that would take youngsters to great heights. These are ‘Curiosity, which questions to explore and to make things better; Character, which represents the person; Courage, which gives a person conviction; Commitment, which brings dedication, work ethics and culture’.  
Earlier welcoming the gathering, the Director of SDMIMD, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman said such platforms helps educational institutes to revisit the curriculum, and pedagogy and to understand the aspiration & expectations of industry and budding graduates. 
Prof. S.N. Prasad, Faculty Coordinator of the program welcomed the gathering. Students from various engineering and degree colleges participated in Convergence 3i.  
The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussions on ‘Job Creation for Graduates in India’ – The Challenge’ and ‘Are you ready to work for me?- Employer’s Expectation from You’.  Dr. Sudhir Sosale, Director CIAT, NIE, Mysore, Former India Head, Intel Corp and Mr. Raghavendra Kadkol, Manager HR, Infosys, joined the faculty members of SDMIMD Prof Rajendra Todalbagi & Prof. R. Sugant; with the SDMIMD students Praneet Kumar & Pooja Hegde, as panel members. The panel was moderated by Prof. S.N. Prasad and Prof. Malathi Sriram respectively.