Faculty Outreach Activities 2018-19

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Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
Director & Professor-Finance
  • Invited by MMK & SDM College for Women to inaugurate the Formal inauguration of PG Department of Commerce held on October 10, 2018.
  • Was invited to deliver talk on 'Accreditation for Quality: Challenges & Opportunities' during the Technical Session at the Eastern Region AIMS Convention 2018 organized jointly by Bhavan's Center for Communication & Management (BCCM), Odisha; and, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS); held during August 27 and 28, 2018 at BCCM, Odisha.
  • Participated in the Round Table Discussion held at National School of Business on Friday, May 11, 2018, on the subject: "The Importance of Practicing Values among Young MBA Students".
  • Invited for Technical Session speaker at the Seminar on Importance of Academic Leadership in the Governance of Higher Education Institutions, organized by the University of Mysore, Mysuru and Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities (FVCK), Bengaluru, held on April 27, 2018.

Dr. R. Jagadeesh 
BE, ME, Ph. D
Professor - Operations
  • Included in the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management,  Emerald - Scopus indexed journal.
  • Reviewed the article 'Defect Reduction Using Six Sigma: A Quality Management Case Study in Semiconductor Manufacturing' submitted to the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management published by Inderscience Publication.
  • Reviewed the article 'Critical Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in Engineering Colleges' submitted to Quality Assurance in Education published by Emerald Publication.
  • Reviewed the paper entitled "The Effect of Six Sigma on the Organizational Performance: The Mediating Role of the Innovation Culture. A Proposed Research Framework" submitted to  Innovation & Management Review, an Emerald publication.
  • Acted as a Resource person for two sessions on "Research Design" during the three-day workshop on “Research Methodology” organized for PG Students & Research Scholars by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), Bangalore, from 10 to 12 July 2018.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "TQM implementation in 3PL organizations vs. organizations with in-house logistics department. A literature review." submitted to The TQM Journal, Emerald Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Optimism and Career Engagement in employees: An Empirical Test", submitted to the International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), Inderscience Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Resource person for all the four sessions during the One Day Customized Management Development Program on “Creativity and Problem Solving”, organized for the mid-level officers from M/s N. Ranga Rao and Sons Group, Mysore, numbering around 25, and held at SDM IMD premises on June 7, 2018.
  • Resource person for a session on “Creativity and Problem Solving” for the Two Days Pre-course workshop on Blended Learning Program organized for the faculty members from sister institutes of SDM Group and held at SDM IMD premises on June 7, 2018
  • Panel member of the committee for the selection of faculty for the MBA Department of GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women, Mysuru, June 2018.
  • Resource person for the Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Total Quality Management, on May 29, 2018, covering a session on “Benchmarking for Quality Improvement”, held at Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka.
  • Main resource person for the One Day Workshop on “How to succeed through the Ph.D. journey?”, on 18 May 2018, organized for the research scholars of different universities, numbering around 30 and held at SDMIMD premises.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Reviewed the article 'Urban Dwellers suffering and vulnerability for the plenty of road traffic congestion in Dhaka city' submitted to the International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology published by Academic Journals.
  • Reviewed the article 'Role of Career Adaptability and its Resources in Predicting Vocational Attitudes of IT Professionals from India for Management and Labour Studies' submitted to Management and Labour Studies published by XLRI Jamshedpur and SAGE Publication. 
  • Reviewed the article 'Centrality of a primary task in organisation development' submitted to Management and Labour Studies published by XLRI Jamshedpur and SAGE Publication. 
  • Reviewed a paper entitled  'Analysis of Coaching Models as a Tool to evaluate Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention of Coachee' for FIIB Business Review, Sage  Publishing - eISSN: 24552658 | ISSN: 23197145.

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
M.A. in HRM, GradIPD & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Invited to examine Ph.D. thesis from VTU & Bharathiar University.
  • Invited to review research articles for South Asian Journal of Management, published by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). 

Lt Col (Dr) Prasad S.N.
Professor - Strategy & General Management
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  • Invited to review a Kenyan research paper to be published in the XLRI - Management and Labour Studies Journal published by SAGE Publications as a peer reviewer.  The topic of the paper is related to HRM Practices- Linking Resourcing Practices and Firm's Performance. 

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj
MCA, M.Phil
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Attended a Faculty Development Program on Machine Learning from 8-12 October 2018, organised by DCAL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Besides being a member of IT Panel of CII, Mysuru and elected member of the management committee of Computer Society of India (CSI), Mysuru Chapter,  Prof. Minhaj has become a member of Analytics Society of India (ASI).
  • Attended One Day Seminar on "Cyber Security and Privacy Law - Technical and Legal Compliance" on 27 September 2018 at Infosys, Mysuru. The seminar was organised by the IT Panel of CII Mysuru.
  • Attended the 8th edition of India IoT Symposium held at Bengaluru on 29th and 30th August 2018.
  • Was invited as a resource person for the Business Analytics Summer School held at Bayonne, France from 2nd to 11th July 2018. The 10-day accredited program with 4 ECTS credits was organized by Business Analytics Institute, France and IAE Pau-Bayonne. The other resource persons for the program were Dr. Davy Cielen, Managing Partner of the Maiton Consulting Group (London), Prof. Jean-Pierre NEVEU, Professor, Pau-Pays de l’AdourUniversity, in Bayonne, France and Dr. Lee SCHLENKER, Principal, Business Analytics Institute, France.

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
M.Sc., MDBA & Ph.D
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Reviewed a paper titled “A Descriptive Framework for Information Retrieval Using Crawler Based Clustering and Effective Search Algorithm” submitted to the International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, a World Scientific journal.
  • Conducted Practice interviews on June 4th from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM for undergraduate students as part of Spoorthi 2018: a motivational camp for undergraduate students organized by Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore.
  • Conducted a workshop on June 2, 2018, for 35 undergraduate students from across Kodagu on the topic ‘Getting ready for a career’. This was organized by the Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore which takes up the cause of underprivileged college students from across Kodagu by providing them with training and scholarships.
  • Resource person for a session on “Public Speaking: Communicating in the classroom” for the Two Day Pre-course workshop on Blended Learning Program organized for the faculty members from sister Institutes of SDM Group held at SDM IMD on May 18, 2018.

Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi
BE(Mech), EGMP
Associate Professor - Operations
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  • Part of the three-member assessment panel as an Assessor for CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award 2018 which is modeled on EFQM Quality Award, and assessed BSI Group India Pvt. Ltd (Wholly owned subsidiary of BSI Group, UK)  headquartered in New Delhi with nine offices across India. On-site assessment activity took place from 3 October 2018 to 5 October 2018.
  • Was invited by NIE, Mysore as one of the speakers for their Supply Chain Management Seminar conducted for their final year BE and M Tech students. He took a session on " Green Supply Chain Management", the seminar was held on April 6, 2018

Dr. Srilakshminarayana.G
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Quantitative Methods
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  • Conducted a two-day training on “Data analysis using R” for the client of a company named “Business Toys Ltd”, Bengaluru on July 5-6, 2018.

Dr. Jayakrishnan S 
Assistant Professor - Marketing
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  • Reviewed the paper titled "  Salesforce control system and Salesforce characteristics: A framework for sales organizations" for  Management Labour and Studies, XLRI. 

Dr. M. Sriram
MBA, FCMA, M.Com, MPhil, Ph D
Assistant Professor - Finance
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  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Does EVA beat RoA and RoE in Explaining the stock returns in Indian Scenario- An Evidence using Mixed Effects Panel Data Regression Model' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)', XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.  
  • Served as an External Examiner and conducted the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on October 1, 2018.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Risk Disclosure and Firm Performance-Indian Evidence' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)',XLRI,Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Was invited to set the question paper on 'Theoretical Frameworks in Financial Markets Research' and 'Financial Econometrics' by JSS Centre for Management Studies, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru. The question paper setting was part of the Ph.D. coursework of research scholars registered in the University.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Board of Directors and Underpricing- A Study in context of Indian IPO Firms' for the journal Management and Labour Studies, XLRI Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Was invited to deliver a talk on 'Macroeconomic Perspectives on Indian Economy' by CII,Mysuru on the seminar 'Investment Opportunities in Capital Markets' held on July 25, 2018 at Hotel Southern Star, Mysuru.
  • Attended 'Teaching Summer School' on Corporate Finance between April 24-28, 2018 at IIM Calcutta.
  • Invited and accepted to join the Editorial Board of 'Finance Forum', Pisco Med Publishing Pte Ltd, Singapore.
  • Adjudicated an MBA thesis at Department of Management and Commerce, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), Anantapur Campus on April 15, 2018.

Dr. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Assistant Professor - Economics
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  • Delivered a guest lecture on Building Economics at Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore on 24 October 2018.
  • On invitation of McGraw Hill Education, reviewed a book titled “Economics” by Paul A. Samuelson and William D. Nordhaus and submitted feedback to the title publisher to facilitate content revision in the forthcoming 20th edition of the product.
  • Was a resource person for two sessions of Faculty Development Program (FDP) on August 2, 2018, held at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.  It was a week-long event organised by the Department of Pre-University Education, Government of Karnataka for the benefit of Lecturers in Economics.  
  • Appointed as a member to the editorial board of  'Emerging Markets Journal' (EMAJ). This is a peer-reviewed bi-annually published international Business Management Journal. The journal is published by University of  Pittsburgh, United States.
  • Participated in a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Econometrics for Management Research held at Indian Institute for Management, Kozhikode from April 9 to April 13, 2018. 

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Impact of Training and Development on Job Satisfaction of Faculty Members' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Linking Resourcing Practices and Firm's Performance: Role of formal HR department within financial cooperative sector in Kenya' for the journal Management and Labour Studies, XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Chief Guest and Trainer for one-day motivational training program- Stepping stone for success for the commerce students of Sri Ganesh College of Arts and Science, Salem, Tamil Nadu held on September 14, 2018
  • Attended a two-day Faculty Development Workshop on Case Method of Teaching at XIME, Bangalore from July 13-14, 2018, the workshop sessions were conducted by Prof. NMK Bhatta (Ex. Professor, IIM Indore). 
  • As a Panel Member, attended the CII Mysuru Chapter's HR/IR Panel meeting on June 14, 2018.
  • Attended a two-day (May 18 &19, 2018) Southern Regional Conference on DigiHR 2018- Positioning HR in the Digital World organized by NIPM Coimbatore Chapter.