2017

ISTD Mysuru Chapter Inaugurated

SDMIMD hosted the inauguration of the Mysuru Chapter of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) on 31 January 2017. Mr. Fabien M. Caltin, Director, Training & Development, Sysinformation India; and, Mr. Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, Associate Vice President - Global IT Delivery, Software Paradigms (I) Pvt. Ltd.; spoke on the occasion and emphasized on the relevance of continuous training and development in today’s business context.  Mr. Atul Sharma, Regional Vice-President (South), ISTD; and, Ms. Meera Venkat, Chairperson Bangalore Chapter ISTD; were present, and shared the vision of ISTD. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean-Academics, SDMIMD also graced the occasion.

Talk on 'Changing Management' by Dr. Alexandra Benz

Dr. Alexandra Benz, Professor of HR and HR Consultant, conducted session on 'Changing Management' to the PGDM 2016-18 students on January 27 & 28, 2017. Dr Alexandra covered topics like Data management, Consumer Behaviour Marketing, Human resource management, Globalization, Diversification.

68th Republic Day Celebration

The 68th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotism and fervour at SDMIMD on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The celebrations began with a patriotic song. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – OB & HRM, SDMIMD, unfurled the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mousumi said, we should try to honour the dignity and the sovereignty of our country by trying to be responsible and caring citizens. The impressions shared by SDMites about the country and role of Young Indians, showed great patriotism. This was followed by community breakfast at the Institute Mess. 

Corporate Speaker on Campus - Mr. Nagi Rao of SysInformation

Mr. Nagi Rao, Founder and Principal - SI Holdings, Sysinformation Healthcare India Pvt Ltd., Mysuru, was the invited speaker for the talk on Healthcare Industry, organized on January 12, 2017. Mr. Rao presented the status report of healthcare industry in US and presented its future scope in India. He shared shared his views on statistics pertaining to outsourcing jobs, IT security, data center options, etc.
 
The discussions about the impact of US election and its results on stock market and industry growth, in general, and healthcare industry, in particular, was key focus during the talk. 

'Outstanding Teacher Award' to Dr. Neetu Ganapathy

The Shanghai University in China has chosen Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Associate Professor, SDMIMD, for the ‘Outstanding Teaching Award’ of 2016. This award is given in appreciation for her teaching at Shanghai University last year. The award recognizes excellence in teaching practices, teaching effectiveness and the ability to inspire students. She was chosen from amongst several international visiting faculty. The award will be presented to her in March 2017.

Guest talk by Mr. Sukumar Rangachari

Mr. Sukumar Rangachari addressed the first year students on 11 January 2017 on the topic “What do you need to become an entrepreneur?” In the course of his address he gave several examples of Indian entrepreneurs and their brief history about them. Mr Sukumar also highlighted the traits that an entrepreneur should and should not possess and the core attributes that an entrepreneur needs to succeed. Apart from this Mr Sukumar also shared his experiences as an entrepreneur.

International Symposium 2017

 
A batch of 23 from Texas A&M University, Texas visited the Institute as a part of the Symposium on January 9, 2017. Of the 23, 22 were students who were guided by Dr. Julian Gaspar. ‘Samprati’, the event organization club of the college arranged a warm welcome for the Texas students. As a first step towards providing them the comfort, in new environs each of the Texas students were assigned a buddy from SDMIMD. The team also arranged a lot of games and fun events for the Texas students. The ‘Kalanubhav’ club of SDMIMD put together a wonderful evening complete with dance and music. It was a whole new experience for the students from Texas. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and even tried to step into the Indian culture, when they danced to the tunes of Indian music. When they parted, the satisfaction was clearly visible in each of their faces. Altogether, it was a learning experience for them as well as us. Different SDMIMD students who got a chance to interact with them were amazed by their perspective of life.