2016

Campus Visit by Chairman Dr. D.V. Heggade

Our Honorable Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikaari, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, visited the Institute on December 9, 2016 . During the visit, Dr. Heggade attended the Cultural activities arranged as part of HR Conference 2016. He also spent time with a cross section of students to understand specific learning experiences, directly from them. Click here for Photo Gallery

HR Conference Valedictory talk by Mr. C Mahalingam

Mr. C Mahalingam, Executive Vice President & Global Chief People Officer, Symphony Services Corporation, was invited to speak on 'Measuring HR Architecture' during Valedictory function scheduled on 2nd day of the 5th International HR Conference held during December 9 & 10, 2016 at SDMIMD. The speaker focused his presentation on the aspects of business imperatives, accelerating performance, crisis in measurement as criteria in measuring HR Architecture. The speaker presented the ideas with live cases from the industry. 

Invited talk by Mr. Naganagouda S.J

'VUCA World' was the topic for deliberation during the technical session presented by Mr. Naganagouda S.J., Associate Vice President & Head of Human Resources at Global Edge Software Ltd., on day 2 of the 5th International HR Conference held on December 9 & 10, 2016 at SDMIMD. Mr. Naganagouda said VUCA and key competencies are the future of work and it drives the skills for the future. 

Alumnus on Campus – Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi

'Workforce Transformation' was the invited talk presented during the technical session at the 5th International HR Conference, scheduled on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi, Vice President, NTT Data, Bangalore, the invited speaker and alumnus of SDMIMD, shared his views on how the focus of the workforce has shifted from 'factor driven growth' to 'innovation driven growth'. The discussion on how workforce transformation helps in employee motivation with the audience was interesting. 

Talk on Talent Transformation

Mr. Praveen Kamath, Global Head, Talent Transformation, Wipro, was the invited speaker for the technical session of 5th International HR Conference scheduled on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Speaking on the topic 'Talent Transformation', Mr. Praveen focused his presentation on talent acquisition, talent leadership, engagement, talent optimization, talent recognition, reward management and Talent analysis.

Invited talk by Prof. Umesh Chandrasekhar

Prof. Umesh Chandrasekhar, PSG Institute, Coimbatore, was the invited speaker for the first technical session for the 5th International HR Conference held on Friday, December 9, 2016. Prof. Umesh addressed the gathering on 'Employer Branding'. Speaking on the topic Prof. Umesh discussed the internal & external branding, and explained the reasons for failure of employee branding.  He said that the core of the brand is the Employee value Proposition (EVP).

Inauguration of the 5th International HR Conference

SDMIMD has organized the 5th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” on December 9 & 10, 2016. The inauguration ceremony was held today at the institute auditorium. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD welcomed the participants and guests. He outlined the significance of HRM in developing organizational competitiveness. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Conference Chair, spoke about the role of HRM as a strategic business partner in developing and maintaining organizational sustainability. Dr. Ashly Pinnington, Dean-Research from British University in Dubai, delivered the key note address. In his speech, he spoke about the globalization and its effects on the developments in HRM areas and business schools. He compared the state of art business schools 50 years ago and the present scenario in the Business schools. He mentioned the contribution of these business schools to our future and predicted that the Business schools will become networked, stratified and segmented. He also spoke about work-life balance, HRIS, Big Data Analytics, Industrial relations, Talent management and Ethical HRM. His speech included views on employer branding, change management, corporate social responsibility & HRM. Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Conference Co-chair, proposed the vote of thanks.  More than 250 participants from India, and countries, such as, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and UAE, are participating in the conference.