2015

SDMites stood 2nd in ‘Effectus’ @ XIMERA 2015

Nabeel Iqbal Mogral and Kidiyoor Nihal Saheb of PGDM 2015-17 bagged second place in the Operations Management event 'Effectus' organized as a part of XIMERA 15 - the National level B-School Management fest. The ‘Effectus’ comprised of seven rounds, SDMites secured second place betting 15 teams from various B-schools cross India. XIMERA 15 was organized by Xavier Institute for Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bengaluru, during November 6 & 7, 2015 at Bengaluru

CSR Conference 2015

  
A 2-Day Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility – Approaches and Practices for Inclusive Growth” was organized by SDMIMD during November 5 & 6, 2015. The conference provided a platform for academics, practitioners, researchers and students to deliberate and reflect on issues pertaining to CSR strategies and building socially responsible businesses. 
 
Mr. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel, in his keynote address during the inaugural session of the conference, called for affirmative action by the industry to bridge the gap in the unequal opportunity society.  It is regrettable that the government should mandate CSR spending, he felt. Tracing the history of CSR, Mr. Muthuraman said that the earth is four to five billion years old but the corporate, which is the product of industrial revolution, is about four centuries old and systems are just evolving. But the contribution of corporates to the GDP is exponential.  Even the purpose of business, which was earlier considered as generating profit for the investors, is being challenged. Is the purpose of business mere profit or, improving the quality of life, he asked.. Further, Mr. Muthuraman opined that business is meant for the society and urged the business to choose between profit and human face to doing business. Read More>

International Economics Conference 2015

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru, is organizing “International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability” on November 20 & 21, 2015 at its campus. The Global Economic Conference will be witnessing participation from researchers, academicians, and corporate executives presenting research papers and case studies on varied themes on Economic Growth and Sustainability from India and abroad.
Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON, Professor & Head, Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria will inaugurate the two days conference. Mr. Francis Kurian, Asst. Vice President, Navia Markets Ltd (Trade Plus), Chennai will also grace the occasion and delivering invited talk.
Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd will deliver a special address on November 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Dr. B. S. Suran, Managing Director of NABARD Financial Services Ltd, Dr. M. Indira, Professor of Economics at University of Mysore, Dr. Md. Shah Alam Professor, Rajshashi University from Bangladesh, Dr. K.S. Madhava Rao, Professor of Statistics, Botswana University, Botswana are the prominent invited speakers of the conference. 
Mr. Ajay Nanavati, Former Managing Director of 3M India & President of Grey Gurus Management Advisors LLP will be the Chief Guest for the valedictory session which will be held at 4:00 PM on November 21. Interested persons may contact Dr. B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson at 9480342652.
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National Conference on Consumer Behaviour

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysuru conducted the First National Conference on Consumer behaviour - Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends on October 30th 2015. The Conference was inaugurated by Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan, Director- HR, Cognizant Technology solutions. While delivering the Key note address Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan focused on various aspects of Consumer behaviour, its multidisciplinary nature and the emerging trends in consumer behaviour across industry sectors like financial services, retail etc. The Conference witnessed participation from academics research scholars and industry analysts from various parts of the country. The one day conference has research papers which are conceptual and empirical focusing on contemporary developments in consumer behaviour. The valedictory special address was delivered by Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Dept. Chair of Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria.

Dr. N.R Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, Interview in Higher Education Review

Interview with Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD by The Higher Education Review magazine published in October 2015 issue. Click here to Read more

Dubai Conference 2015

The 3rd Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Banking was organized at Dubai, UAE during October 16 to 18, 2015 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Financial Markets-The Catalysts for Growth!’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe.
 
Mr. Bruce Powers, CMT, President, Wide Vision, Information Technology Solutions, Chief Market Technician, MarketsToday.net, Co-Chair, Market Technicians Association-Dubai Chapter, inaugurated the conference at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and delivered the keynote address. 
 
Dr. M. R. Suresh, Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, delivered an invited talk during the technical session on Leadership and Company Growth. During the conference Dr. Suresh presented the paper ‘Strategic responses of successful enterprises: an analysis across ownership forms’ and chaired a session.

SDMites emerged as Runners-up Inflore 2015 Event

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kakkanad, Kochi had organised ‘Inflore 2015’, a National Level Management fest on 15 & 16 October 2015.A team of 16 students from 1st year, SDMIMD, participated in 5 events, namely Best Manager, Best Management Team, Marketing, Finance and HR. 
 
Mr. Ankit Sanghani, Mr. Narendran, Ms. Thamburu N Sanan and Mr. Vijesh M V, have won the first prize in the finance game "Rabban". The event comprised of 6 rounds, which was a deluge of financial problems based on a variety of financial aspects that would be best described as the 'Technical's' of Finance.
 
Ms. Hannah Priyadarshini B, Mr. Krishna Arun, Ms. Shushma Chengappa have won the second prize in the HR game "Afonso". The event comprised of various HR activities such as recruitment ad, exit interview and case study.