2017

Dr. Doug Gilbert, USA Talks on Performance Excellence

Dr. Doug Gilbert, Staff Faculty, University of Phoenix, USA delivered an invited technical talk to the delegates of 3rd International Economics Conference on November 10, 2017.  He emphasised on the role of performance excellence in sustainable organisation and business sustainability. He analysed the role Malcolm Baldrige Quality Standards plays in ensuring the successful quality management in the products and services manufactured by the companies in US and western economies.

IEC Keynote Address by Sri.Chandrasekhar, MD, Bhoruka Power Corp Ltd

Sri. S. Chandrasekhar, Managing Director, Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited inaugurated the two- day International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” on November 10, 2017 at SDMIMD campus. In his keynote address, Mr.Chandrasekhar raised concerns overs poor productivity, jobless growth and rising unhedged loans which impede economic growth in India. He believes that sustainable development could be achieved only through sustainable energy. Energy security has been considered as lynchpin of sustained economic growth. He took the participants trough the immense built capacity of India in the area of renewable energy, which could be harnessed by technological innovations. 

Talk on Industrial Sustainability by Dr. Brahm Sharma

Dr. Brahm Sharma, Director, AIMS Center of Sustainability, Bangalore has familiarized the concepts of geothermal power plants, wave energy, smart cities, urban farming and agricultural improvement as popular viable techniques for the current scenario. He was speaking on the occasion of pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change on November 9, 2017. Dr. Sharma delivered talk on the topic “Sustainable Industrial Development for Inclusive Growth: Opportunities and Challenges”.

Lecture on Social Inclusion by Dr. R. Indira

Dr. R. Indira, Professor of Sociology (Rtd.) & Former Director of International Center delivered an invited lecture on the topic “Inclusive Sustainable Development: A Multi-stakeholder Issue with Special Reference to India”. This talk was a part of pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change on November 9, 2017. Dr.Indira explored all dimensions of the idea of development in India with special emphasis on inclusion of women and marginalised in the society in the development process for sustainability.

Invited Talk on Microfinance by Dr.Rangan Varadan, CEO MicroGram

Dr. Rangan Varadan, Founder and CEO,  MicroGram delivered a lecture on November 9, 2017 to the participants of workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change.  Dr.Rangan spoke on the role of micro finance and micro finance institutions in inclusive sustainable growth in Indian context. He shed light on the existence, functioning, challenges and the future of microfinance in India.

Workshop Keynote on Sustainability by Dr. Parameshwar P Iyer

Dr. Parameshwar P Iyer, Principal Research Scientist at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore delivered keynote address to the participants of the pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change on November 9, 2017. While speaking on the topic   “Sustainability in Management of Technology”, Prof.Iyer described how fostering and recognizing ongoing innovation and research as intellectual property is important not only for developing businesses and economies, but can also play a major role in reducing the plight of the rural population.

Workshop on Sustainable Inclusive Growth

One-day workshop on “Inclusive Sustainable Growth: Challenges of Change” was held at SDMIMD on November 9, 2017. Dr. Parameshwar P Iyer, Principal Research Scientist at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore delivered keynote address. He spoke on Sustainability in Management of Technology. Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, speaking during the inaugural session emphasised on the need for financial and corporate sustainability for the holistic growth to sustain.  Dr.Rangan Varadan, Founder and CEO,  MicroGram delivered a lecture on the role of micro finance and micro finance institutions in inclusive sustainable growth in Indian context. Dr.R. Indira, Professor of Sociology (Rtd.) & Former Director of International Center, explored all dimensions of the idea of development in India with special emphasis on inclusion of women and marginalised in the society in the development process for sustainability. Dr. Brahm Sharma, Director, AIMS Center of Sustainability, Bangalore has familiarized the industrial perspectives of sustainability detailing the concepts of geothermal power plants, wave energy, smart cities, urban farming and agricultural improvement as popular viable techniques for the current scenario. A Panel with eminent resource persons including Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, . Dr.R. Indira and Dr. Brahm Sharma discussed the emerging research issues and avenues in the area of inclusive sustainable growth. The panel was moderated by DR.M.R.Suresh. Professor, SDMIMD. The workshop was coordinated by Dr.B.Venkatraja, Assistant Professor, SDMIMD.