2017

Cinematics 2017 – Photo & Mannequin Challenge

Drishti – the photo club of SDMites organized the 2017 edition of “Cinematics” - a Photography and Mannequin challenge competition as a part of Naissance 2017, with the theme centered on “People of India”.  A photography exhibition was also conducted to display the captures, which was inaugurated and judged by renowned wildlife photographer and photojournalist S Thippeswamy. Mr. Thippeswamy provided guidance and feedback to the photography committee and offered to conduct workshops for photography enthusiasts in the college. The photography competition was won by Arjun Kumar from Hindustan College (First place) and Jagan P from SDMIMD (Second place). Rajkumar and Madhurish Katta from VVCE, won the Mannequin challenge.

YB Debate 2017

  
The 5th Edition of ‘Prof. Y. Bhagavan Memorial National Level English Debate’ was jointly organized by SDMIMD and Rotary Mid-town Mysore, on February 3 & 4, 2017 at SDMIMD. 
 
Dr. C. Naganna, Visiting Professor, and Former Professor of English & Director of Prasaranga, University of Mysore, delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Naganna in his address said ‘oratory fulfils the lofty purpose; it is up to us to realize its elevated office. Hence, there is need to recover and understand the dignity of a Debate. Our younger men and women have wonderful argumentative ability. My only plea is that they should adopt their superior communicative skill to a higher purpose. It is easy for them to side with rich and powerful because of the verbal mastery. But, their personality will acquire and undimmed lustre if they speak for the weak and voiceless’.
 
105 speakers from across India which included 3 speakers from abroad presented their notions during the first round of this debate on the topics “Irrespective of the hostilities between India and Pakistan, Pakistani artists should be allowed to work in India.” and “Demonetization: gain not worth the pain”. The Top 15 speakers from the first round selected for the Final Round to debate on “Patrilineal culture makes second class citizens of women” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at SDMIMD Auditorium.
 
Mr. Jeydev C.S. of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, won the First Place; Ms. Shree Shishya Mishra of Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru, stood 2nd and Mr. Dinesh Jagadeesh of PES Engineering College, Mandya, secured the 3rd Place. Out of the finalists 7 members were given consolation prizes. 

‘Tech-Yaana’ for Adarsha Vidyalaya Young Minds

SDMites ‘Club Silicon’ conducted an IT workshop “Tech-Yaana” for the young minds of “Adarsha Vidyalaya” the school identified for LIFE@School Project. The workshop was conducted for high school students on January 30, 2017, focused on imparting basics of Computer nd  Video showing the evolution of Computer; technological inclusion in Education system; and how computer functions internally? 

Visit of University of Montevideo Student

As a part of the international exchange arrangement, SDMIMD hosted a group of students from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, who participated in a week long academic exchange program. They were accompanied by a faculty member, Dr. Carlos Folle, Professor of Strategy and Marketing, in that university. The group enjoyed the ambience and hospitality of SDM IMD in Mysore, and actively participated in a variety of activities exclusively arranged for them.
 
The faculty of SDMIMD conducted special sessions to the students 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 or corporate visit. They visited a few industries 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,. The students got all the information about the social responsibility initiatives and rural development by interacting with the executives and personnel from the project group. Further, the students worked on group projects by collaborating with the second year PGDM students of SDMIMD, under the guidance of the faculty.
 
The program was overall coordinated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean – Academics, and Professor of Operations Management.

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.