2015

Workshop on Managing Knowledge in Project

‘Knowledge Management (KM) streamlines customer service through response, products, and services. Knowledge Management increases the ROI in projects, promotes collaboration, collective wisdom and experience’ said Dr. Taverekere Srikantaiah, Professor, iSchool, University of Maryland, during the ‘Workshop on Managing Knowledge in Project’ organized on August 6, 2015. He touched upon the concept of Knowledge Management and managing in a project. He said knowledge is a combination of Tacit, Explicit, Structural Capital and Social Capital. When it is associated with business strategies it will improve market conditions. Dr. Srikantaiah argued that technology alone cannot change behavior. The workshop was attended by the second year PGDM SDMites with Systems specialization. 

Visit of our Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade

Honorable Chairman of SDMIMD Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, visited the Institute on Saturday, August 1, 2015. During the visit, Dr. Heggade addressed the new batch of PGDM. In his address Dr. Heggade gave an overview about the activities of Dharmasthala and socially relevant project of the temple trust. The Q&A session with – handling challenging situations, interaction with Dr. Kalam during his visit to Dharmasthala, managing Micro-Finance and time management, were some of the questions addressed by Dr. Heggade. Later, Chairman spent time with a cross section of students to understand specific learning experiences, directly from them. 

Workshop on Business Analysis

‘The Business Analysis understands the business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals’ thus said Mr. Natesh K. from Software Paradigms International (SPI), the resource person for the workshop on IT Business Analysis organized for the Final Year PGDM Program students of Systems Specialization on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The workshop touched upon understanding business analysis, roles & responsibilities of business analyst and the different approaches for business analysis. The speaker also introduced the techniques for documentation, requirement handling and presentation. The comparison between the project manager and business analyst was also presented during the workshop. 

‘Dream Big’ said Jai Narayan

Mr. Jai Narayan, a Life Skill Trainer at Tata Elxsi delivered a motivational speech to SDMites on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The central theme of the speech was "DREAM BIG".
Mr. Jai emphasized the fact that one need to take charge of one’s life to achieve something big and meaningful. He said this is possible by dreaming big and working hard towards achieving the same. He summarized the whole process saying, shed your inertia, introspect the purpose of life, pursue your goal with focus and hard work and make a difference by leaving behind a legacy.
Jai also shared as to how students need to prepare themselves to  embrace the corporate world as they graduate, which is very different from the campus world and where interdependency is key to success. He also shared his own moments of truth from the real world to appreciate difference between customer satisfaction and customer delight as Customer is a key for business success.
Overall, it was an inspiring talk by Mr. Jai giving a guiding torch to students to grow and develop as an individual, professional and a successful corporate executive as they step out of the Institute on graduation in to the corporate world.

Homage to Bharata Ratna Dr. APJ Kalam

Dream is not that you see in sleep
dream is something that does not let you sleep

 
By:
A renowned scientist, inspirational leader and
Former President of India Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
 
SDMIMD mourns the loss of man who taught us to dream.
You will live in our hearts forever…!!!

Singapore Conference 2015

SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers jointly organized the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking on the theme Managing ‘Black swans’ and Strategic Risks - Enhancing Risk Culture in Banking and Financial Institutions! at Singapore, during July 17-19, 2015. 
Dr. A. Seetharaman, Dean - Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus delivered the Keynote Address on the conference theme during the inaugural session of the Conference. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, delivered the invited talk on ‘Risk Management – quantitative and qualitative aspects’. Another invited talk during the technical session was delivered by Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao, Professor of Commerce & Business Management, SDLCE, Kakatiya University. 
Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, the International Exchange Program Institute of SDMIMD, coordinated the conference. 

Khoj 2015

Khoj, the intra-college festival of SDMites, organized every year for the new batch of PGDM program was on July 13, 2015. The aim of the festival was to identify talent among the freshers through various competitions and to formally welcome them to student activities. The show by the new PGDM batch 2015-17 was laced with impromptu speeches, colourful dances, humourous skits, classical songs and fancy dress shows.