2016

Guest Lecture by Mr. Sunil Subramaniam

Mr. Sunil Subramaniam, AVP-HR at Blue Ocean Market Intelligence delivered an invited talk on ‘People Analytics’ on September 17, 2016 at the Institute Auditorium. Mr. Subramaniam chose to keep the delivery interactive, discussed on tools used in analysing people with their social media profiles; and application of people analytics for better understanding of employees within an organization. This talk was organized by the Students Committee.
 
Mr. Subramaniam felt that  analytics should be driven by a futuristic approach, wherein companies are no longer looking into reporting past performance, but were instead more interested in the trends that were shaping the future of any industry. Addressing a question related to information security, Mr. Subramaniam responded that security, and privacy of data and information, was still a large looming concern for many organizations.

ACBSP Accreditation Team Visit

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) site visit team lead by Dr. Fara Zakery, Dean, Anheuser-Busch School of Business, Harris-Stowe State University, Missouri; Dr. Sujata Mangaraj, Dean, School of Management Studies, Ravenshaw University, India & Dr. Merlin Mythili Shanmugam, Associate Professor & PGDM Coordinator, Rajalakshmi School of Business, India  visited SDMIMD during September 18-21, 2016.

Convergence 3i: Industry-Institute-Interaction

Convergence 3i, an Industry Institute Interaction event organized jointly by SDMIMD and CII Mysore Chapter on September 16, 2016, attracted more than 200 final year degree students and fresh graduates in and around Mysore. Dr. N. Muthukumar, President of the CII, Mysore Chapter in his address stressed on need of right attitude and said, it key for securing employment in any organisation while skills can be taught.  Dr. Shrijay Devraj Urs, Executive Director, MYRA School of Business, the Chief Guest of the meet delivered the inaugural address on ‘Reducing the Gap between Learning and Application’. Dr. Urs said ‘creating world class facilities for educational services eventually produce world class students, who are employable anywhere’.
 
Earlier, Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, gave introductory remarks. Earlier Prof. Prasad S.N., Chairman Admissions and event Coordinator, welcomed the gathering. Prof C.V. Sridhar presented the vote of thanks.
 
The inaugural session was followed by Panel Discussion on “The Changing Dimensions of Employer Expectations from Fresh Graduates”, moderated by Prof. Prasad S.N. Dr. B.M. Subraya, Mr B.G. Mohankrishna and Ms. Akshara Kumar- entrepreneurs and Mr. Gopalkrishna Sastry of Wuerth Electronics along with SDMIMD students Mr. Srikant Kadkol and Ms. Harshita Gakkhar were the panel members.   The discussion covered the key aspects of the dynamics of change in the job market over the past few years and how the students can equip themselves.

Seminar on ‘Microfinance and its future in India’

Mr. Vittal Rangan, was the resource person for the Seminar on Microfinance and its future in India held on September 16, 2016 at SDMIMD. Speaking on the topic of the seminar Mr. Vittal Rangan said there is need for behavioural changes in India to bring financial inclusion which is currently as low as 36% and young managers should be introduced to microfinance industry in their course curriculum and sensitizing on responsible financing and role of microfinance in remittances, to make the situation better.  
 
Sharing his personal experience and success stories in Ujjivan, Mr. Vittal focused his talk on the role of microfinance in financial inclusion and its importance in economic growth of India. He explained in detail about the difference between microfinance and commercial banks. The talk exposed students to several dimensions of microfinance industry in current scenario.
 
During Q&A session Mr. Vittal called upon the SDMites to question themselves about their expectations from life and make their career in the fields they are passionate about and not to give in to peer or parental pressure. 

Commencement of Doctoral Program at SDMIMD

The first batch of the Doctoral Program [Ph.D.] of SDMIMD, conducted its research unit SDM Research Center for Management Studies (SDM RCMS) has commenced on 3 September 2016. The program is recognized by University of Mysore. SDMIMD is a unique management institution that has pioneered a philosophy of management education, which has been both Indian in ethos, and, global in relevance.  Being known for its flagship program – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from past 22 years, has widened the scope by offering Doctoral Research Program in Management Studies. 
 
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director – SDMIMD addressed the gathering on the occasion. He emphasized on the need for original research in the field of management. He also pointed out that, a research scholar should look at things differently and accept changes in perspectives, while conducting the research work. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Chairperson - RCMS​,​ welcomed the scholars and emphasized that, a researcher must be self-driven in conducting a meaningful research work. The Ph.D. program seeks to build on the current strengths and activities of the Institute in terms of conferences, publications, research and interaction, with scholars from the world over. Dr. Sunil M.V. coordinated the program. Faculty members and staff of SDMIMD were present on the occasion.​

Release of New Book by Dr. N.R.Parasuraman, Director

Cengage has come out with their new edition of CFIN Corporate Finance, which is authored by Eugene Brigham, Besnan, and our Director N R Parasuraman.  The key features of the book are:
 
  • Systematic and methodical manner of coverage of topics
  • Visually-appealing presentation
  • Opening with real-life data/information of Indian companies relevant to each chapter
  • Case studies at the end of the book
  • Chapter review pages at the end of each chapter
  • Rich pedagogical features, such as
    page-side definitions of important terms
    learning outcomes
    chapter-end exercises
  • CourseMate includes Interactive eBook, Flashcards, Interactive Quiz and more.

Visit by Staff and Students of The British University in Dubai (BUiD)

SDMIMD hosted students from British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai, who participated in a week long academic exchange program. They were accompanied by a staff member, Mr. Amer Alaya, Head of Student Administration and Admission, BUiD, Dubai, and enjoyed the ambience and hospitality of SDMIMD in Mysore. The program was inaugurated on 22 August 2016 by Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, in their campus. The faculty of SDMIMD conducted special sessions to the students of BUiD related to courses like Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Managerial Communication, and general management. The class sessions were held in the morning every day and in the afternoon, the students were taken on an industry visit. They visited three well established industries namely Vinyas Innovative Technologies, Skanray Technologies, and Software Paradigms India, in Mysore, and had a good exposure to the corporate culture in India, and management practices. 
 
They also visited the Mysore office of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project, popularly known as SKDRDP, which is a charitable trust promoted by Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. Chairman, SDME Trust. SKDRDP concentrates on the empowerment of rural women by organizing Self-help Groups (SHGs) and provides infrastructure and finance through micro credit for the rural people. It also encompasses all aspects of enriching the rural life. The BUiD students got all the information about the social responsibility and rural development by interacting with the executives and personnel from the project group. Further, the BUiD students worked on group projects by collaborating with the second year PGDM students of SDM IMD, under the guidance of the faculty. During the week, one day was exclusively provided for the BUiD students for Social interaction, sightseeing and private time which enabled them to visit popular tourist spots in and around Mysore. The program ended on 27 August 201 with a formal valedictory, and the students were given the certificate of participation. They expressed their happiness and satisfaction about the stay, arrangements, and the academic inputs, which made their visit to Mysore a memorable one.