2017

Invited Talk on ‘Innovation’

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the PGDM 2017-19 students had an opportunity to understand ‘Innovation’. They interacted with Mr. Sundar Varadaraj Perangur, Advisor, Implantaire Technologies (I) Ltd., which is an innovating company. Mr Sundar introduced the student audience to the different types of innovation. Quoting the example of Tesla, he said innovators should dare to try and fail and learn from mistakes. He stressed on continuous improvement in life.
 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

Continuing customary practice, the new batch of PGDM 2017-19 students were welcomed with a brief Orientation Program. Invited talks from corporate professionals which introduced the young managers to the different dimensions of the management were very much informative and interactive. The program also introduced the students to the facilities, the institutional culture, faculty, courses and other support services available. 
 
Inaugurating the Orientation Program 2017, Prof S. Prabhakar, Hon. Secretary, SDM Educational Trust, in his address mentioned about the ethos of Dhamasthala and the qualities the students need to imbibe in themselves to become worthy members of the SDM family. He stressed on the qualities that a student should have - curiosity, humility and learnability.
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, welcomed the students and remarked that this would probably be their last full time educational qualification. Hence, he asked them to utilize it to its fullest potential. 
 
The parents of newbees, faculty members, staff and senior students were present during the program inauguration. 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

An Orientation Week for the students of the incoming batch of PGDM 2017-19 will commence from June 14, 2017. A series of  lectures are organized throughout the week. The lecture series from prominent speakers is designed in manner that will bring in a lot of industry expertise and experience, for the students to assimilate and take advantage of. 
 
Other than the expert lectures, information sharing sessions are slotted in the schedule over the week for the students which covers the practicalities availing the student support services and the transition to postgraduate study. 
 

Tie-up with Abu Dhabi University, UAE

SDMIMD in continuation to its effort to collaborate with international universities has signed a MOU with Abu Dhabi University, UAE, establishing tie-up for the student and faculty exchange. The first student exchange is likely to take place in October / November 2017. With this, the number of international tie-ups has gone up to 7.

Business Landscape Course – PGDM 2016-18

Business Landscape, a knowledge expansion exercise was conducted by the SDMIMD faculty for the students entering the Second Year after their corporate internship.  The week long program from June 5-9, 2017, included topics on Effects of International Relations on Trade and Business, the US H1-B Visa issue,  Possible Causes of Future Job Losses, Futuristic Skill and Knowledge Requirements and student panel discussion on Skilling Oneself for the Future, Future Areas for Entrepreneurship. Special emphasis was given on learning about evolving technology.  An exciting student debate was held on the China OBOR initiative and India’s non participation in the recent summit.  Business Landscape Course was conceived and anchored by Prof Prasad SN and actively participated by several faculty members and invited speakers from the corporate. 

MDP on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

The 2-Day Management Development Program (MDP) on 'Finance for Non Finance Professionals' was held on May 26 & 27, 2017 at SDMIMD. The program was designed and developed for the participants who were from technical departments with no formal finance and accounting background. The program equipped the participants with nuances of Financial Reporting, Cost Management for decision making and fundamentals of Corporate Finance. The pedagogy involved discussion of select cases from Harvard Publishing for reinforcing the concepts. This was followed by hands on session using MS Excel for the application of Corporate Finance concepts. Dr. M. Sriram, Assistant Professor-Finance and Prof. S. Kannadas, Assistant Professor-Finance, were the resource persons for the program.

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MDP on Creativity and Problem Solving

A 1-day Management Development Program (MDP) on 'Creativity and Problem Solving' was successfully conducted at SDMIMD, Mysore, on May 26, 2017. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean - Academics, and Professor of Operations Management, guided the participants from various industries on different aspects of creativity and discussed the problem solving methods. The program included such topics as basic elements for understanding creativity, problem solving, and creative problem solving and their implications for managing change. In addition, self-assessment about being creative, barriers to creativity, enabling creativity to improve business, were also discussed through, classroom lectures, presentations, games, hands on exercises, and case studies. The participants expressed their satisfaction as well enjoyment at the end of the program.
 
In view of the further demand for the 1-day Management Development Program (MDP) on 'Creativity and Problem Solving', it was offered again on June 2, 2017 in the institute’s campus for the corporate executives.

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