2014

Invited talks on 'Economic Outlook for India'

Prof. Gita Gopinath, Professor in Economics, Harvard University, gave interesting insights into macro-economic aspects and specific growth parameters for the Indian economy in an invited talk organized at Institute Auditorium in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Mysore on December 20, 2014. On this occasion, Mr. Venkatesh Valluri, Chairman & President, Ingersoll Rand India delivered a talk on the topic ‘Building Organizations Fit for the Future’. Among several interesting suggestions for shaping organizations in the days to come, Mr. Venkatesh Valluri urged students to become entrepreneurs and develop a frame of mind which is innovative. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Mr. R.C. Jagadesh, CII Chairman Mysore, expressed their brief views on the talks delivered, which was followed by a Question and Answer session.
 
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International Conference on the theme ‘Reviving Economic Growth’

The 3rd International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences on the theme ‘Reviving Economic Growth!’ was organized at Mumbai during December 19 to 21, 2014 in collaboration with J A Alpha. This conference is part of the ongoing agreement between SDMIMD and J A Alpha as regards holding of conferences in various parts of India and abroad. 
 
Mr. Prakash Agarwal, Independent Banker, Finance Expert & CEO, Your Virtual CFO, Mumbai inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address. Prof. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, offered felicitations and later delivered a talk on ‘Strategic Issues in Leadership'. The key note address was delivered by Vivek Bansal, President & Country Head, Financial Management of Yes Bank, and a special address was delivered by Prakash Agarwal, founder and CEO of Virtual CFO. 
 
Delegates from countries viz., Jordan, Iran, UAE, Oman, Qatar, U.S, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Mauritius presented the papers on the conference theme during the technical sessions. About 45 papers were presented in the Conference.

Customized Management Development Program for JK Tyre Industries

A customized Management Development Program (MDP) was organized for J K Tyres & Industries Ltd. from December 15 to 18, 2014. This was the first of a series of similar programs being planned for this company. The participants were from from Vikrant Tire Plant (VTP), Mysore, and Chennai Tire Plant (CTP), Chennai, and were exposed to various areas of management comprising of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology and Managerial Communication. 
The program was inaugurated by the Director, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, SDMIMD, Mysore and Shri H. N. Ramesh, General Manager, J K. Tyres. Shri Srinivasa B. S., Chief General Manager - HR & IR, JK Tyres, VTP; Shri P. Kannan from JK Tyres & Industries, VTP, Mysore, Dr. Ullas Rao, Program Coordinator, SDMIMD, Mysore and Mr. Gowri Prakash, Manager - HR, JK Tyre & Industries, VTP, Mysore, were present on this occasion.

Talk on Leadership Qualities of Swami Vivekananda

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, delivered a talk on “Vivekananda – The leader” at SDMIMD on December 8, 2014. The talk was organised under the combined aegis of Vivekananda Chair at Department of Philosophy, University of Mysore and Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. The speaker spoke about the five characteristics of a great leader – Compassion, Optimism, Faith, Humour and Mindfulness, citing examples from the lives and the works of Swami Vivekananda
He talked of the need to translate the vision into action through the instrumentality of the Heart to feel, the Head to think and the Hand to execute the action. The talk was followed up with a lively question and answers session. Dr. H.L. Chandrashekar, the Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Mysore University, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Prof. Govinda Sharma, SDMIMD, were present.

3rd International HR Conference 2014

The 3rd International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace was held on December 5 & 6, 2014 at the Institute Campus. Mr. Swaminathan Santhanam, CEO, Adrenalin eSystems Limited, was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural function and delivered the Keynote address. Mr. Swaminathan emphasized the significance of networking in organizations and opined that Social networking and collaborative networking would be the key to success for the future-oriented companies.