2016

PGCPM Certificate Award Ceremony

In a simple and significant ceremony, the first batch of Post Graduate Certificate Program for Management (PGCPM) participants received the Certificates from Prof. S. Prabhakar, Honorable Secretary, SDM Educational Trust on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at SDMIMD
 
Prof. S. Prabhakar congratulated the Student-Executives of the program from Infosys, Administrative Training Institute, ThoughtFocus and from other organizations. Prof. Prabhakar said those with a growth mindset believe in improvement through hard work and perseverance. As a result they achieve success both in academic and corporate opportunities.  
 
Prof. Malathi Sriram, Program Chairperson & Faculty-Systems, SDMIMD, presented an overview about the PGCPM program which is a Dual Certification (PGDM & PGCPM) 2-year Executive Program offered by SDMIMD in collaboration with All Indian Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. Further, she shared the experiences of the student-executives over their 2-years journey of the program. 
 
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. The faculty members, students and staff members were present.

‘Study Abroad Immersion Program’ for Maryland University Students

SDMIMD hosted a ‘Study Abroad Immersion Program’ for 4 students from the University of Maryland, USA in January 2016.  The program scheduled between January 16 and 18, 2016 2016, was interspersed with several activities such as industry visit and special sessions by faculty members. 
 
The industry visit to J.K. Tyres Ltd., Mysuru; included a talk about the plant and the company by the HR-Manager of JK Tyres Ltd. Visit to Infosys Technologies, Mysuru was the part of the schedule. 
 
The special sessions from the faculty members were handled by Dr. N.R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, on ‘financial markets’. He talked as to how and why the volatility of the stock markets affect the economy of various countries. This was followed by Round-table discussion by a team of 4 students lead by Prof. Sugant R from the area of Marketing. A presentation-cum-round table discussion regarding the current start-ups scenario in India, focused on the pros and cons of start-ups ensued. 
  
The visiting team of students was lead by Dr. Srikantaiah 'Kanti' Tavarakere, Professor at the University.

International Symposium 2016

‘Social Business is not philanthropy or CSR. It is an effort to solve the social problem and making society sustainable. Every social business is entitled to give two returns in Social Business – financial return and social returns’ thus said Paul Thomas, the Founder and Director of ESAF Microfinance and Investments Pvt Ltd (EMFIL), during the keynote address delivered at the ‘International Symposium on Microfinance in India’ organized by SDMIMD in coincides with the visit of International Students from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA. Read more>

Talk on 'Preparation of B-Plan"

Mr. Rajesh, Founder - Hightway Delite and Alumnus of SDMIMD delivered talk on "Preparation of B-Plan" on January 9, 2016. The talk was organizedby Swayam - the e-Cell of SDMites under the series “How to Prepare a B-plan”. Mr. Rajesh with his wide experience in various field like IT, investment etc., focused his talk on the nitty-gritty of business plan with the template that could be used even for the seed- funding for a start-up. The talk was very informative for the students and gave a ready template to plan for entrepreneurship initiatives.

SDMIMD students at University of Bordeaux

Mr. Mayuk Dominic Rebello, Mr. Chiranjeevi B & Mr. Griffin Philip Varghese, students from PGDM 2015-17 Batch, have traveled to University of Bordeaux, France, as part of the student exchange program.These students will be studying a full trimester there.
 
SDMIMD has Student Exchange Programs with the Texas A&M University, USA, Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China, University of Dubai & University of Bordeaux, France. Every year, students can opt to study one term at either of the above Institutes.

CEO’s Meet on ‘Make in India’

SDMIMD the resource partner in the One-day CEOs Meet organized by Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), organized as part of the ‘Make in India’ movement on January 3, 2016. In his address on “Venture capital and its role in the new eco system” Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDMIMD, Mysuru, emphasised the need to be conscious of basis valuation parameters as well as the possible over-exuberance of start-ups. 
In the invited talk delivered by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean Academics & Professor – Operations Management, SDMIMDMysuru, said that “constraints like, lack of suitable infrastructure, preference to fresh food, high taxation and packaging cost, wastage and damage, inefficient supply chain, and inadequate quality testing facilities can hamper the food industry. Hence it is better to go for international standards, compliance with food safety and hygiene standards, benchmarking with global players, and improving all the peripheral services like transportation, preservation, packaging, and above all minimizing the overall cost of operations”.  
 
Prof. S. N. Prasad, Associate Professor, moderated the deliberations of the meet.  

International Symposium 2016

 
‘Social Business is not philanthropy or CSR. It is an effort to solve the social problem and making society sustainable. Every social business is entitled to give two returns in Social Business – financial return and social returns’ thus said Paul Thomas, the Founder and Director of ESAF Microfinance and Investments Pvt Ltd (EMFIL), during the keynote address delivered at the ‘International Symposium on Microfinance in India’ organized by SDMIMD in coincides with the visit of International Students from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.

Highlighting the programs of the Micro-credit enterprise development program, Mr. Thomas shared the achievement of the micro finance sector in social, training, women empowerment, counselling and other bunch of other services. 
 
Following the talk by Mr. Paul Thomas a special video talk on 'Intelligence, Ability and Social Responsibility' was delivered by Mr. K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, which was very well received by the audience.
 
Earlier, in his welcome address Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of SDMIMD brought out the challenges confronting management students in Finance with fast-changing global volatility like the present Chinese yuan crisis, and the rise of special social schemes like microfinance which seeks to do what conventional banking has been unable to.
 
Dr. Julian Gasper, Director, Center for International Business Studies & Clinical Professor of Finance, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University; students from Texas A&M and SDMIMD, faculty members and invites were present.

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