2017

Entrepreneurship workshop by Dr Pavan Soni

Dr. Pavan Soni, CEO and Founder of Inflexion Consulting, conducted ‘Entrepreneurship Workshop’ on September 21, 2017 for the PGDM 2016-18 Batch. Dr. Pavan Soni an innovation evangelist explained the forces behind the rise in entrepreneurs in India and the rest of the world. Quoting examples of entrepreneurs who have made it big, presented the status report of entrepreneurship world to the young mangers. 
 
The workshop included group activity. Each group presented the scenario on a selected sector focused on entrepreneur problems, customer, and employee perspective. The 5 step process which includes discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation and evolution, was exercised in this activity lead to the Empathy mapping, Pain-gain Analysis, and, Day in a life scenario. 
 
True to the saying ‘a problem fully understood is half solved’, Dr. Soni stressed upon the importance of identifying a problem and finding a solution and then converting it into a business. 

Campus Visit by Chairman Dr. D.V. Heggade

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Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Honorable Chairman, SDMIMD and Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala visited the institute on September 8, 2017. Dr. Heggade interacted with the students during campus visit and addressed the faculty members during the visit. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director briefed the Chairman Dr. Heggade about the activities and achievements of SDMIMD.

'My Favorite Teacher' Essay Winners

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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) students committee - Library Initiative For Education (LIFE) conducted Essay Competition for the 6th and 7th Standard Students of Aadarsha Vidyalaya School in Police Jockey Quarters on the topic 'My Favorite Teacher' on the occasion of Teachers Day Celebration on September 5, 2017.

The prizes were distributed to the winners of the competition Ms. Eaktha M.G. (First Prize) and Ms. L. Pratiksha (Second Prize) of 6th Standard and Ms. K. Supriya Gowda (First Prize) and Mr. Prabhanjan (Second Prize) of 7th Standard. Mr. Vignesh S. Goankar, Business Analyst, ISAC Business Consultancy, Bengaluru, addressed the young children and called upon the young minds to have a strong communication skills to excel in public relationship and make themselves strong in basics. Further, he said ‘never leave any opportunity which knocks your door as we don’t know when our life can take a turn towards success.’

Mr. Sathish, Head Master of the School, Teachers, LIFE committee members, Volunteers, Dr. Sunil M.V., Librarian and Ms. Rekha Ganapathy, Admission Officer of SDMIMD joined the prize distribution function.

It can be recalled here the recent success story of LIFE Committee in developing a school library for the young children at Aadarsha Vidhyalaya School. 

Financial Support to NGO's by SDMIMD Students

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As a part of social responsibility activity, students of SDMIMD extended financial support to schools run by NGO's - Sneha Kirana Spastic Society; Purna Chetana Public School; Divya Deepa Charitable Trust's Kaliyuva Mane School; Arivu Vidya Samsthe; and Nireekshe School for Special Children. 

As in the previous years’ students extended the contribution to Asha Kirana Hospital serving the HIV infected patients. Sri C.V. Sridhar, Administrative Officer and Dr. Sunil M.V., Librarian joined the students during this support activity. 

Visit of Mr. Jeffrey Alderman, President, ACBSP

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Mr Jeffrey Alderman, President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), USA, visited the Institute on Thursday, August 31, 2017. SDMites had an opportunity to hear from the ACBSP President and interact.

Mr. Alderman during his talk elucidated on what accreditation signifies and particularly what the ACBSP accreditation means. He said, ‘There are only 7% business schools in the world to have this accreditation and you, the students of SDMIMD, are fortunate that you are getting to study in such a prestigious institute.’

Mr Alderman, while talking about the standards of ACBSP that are used for the accreditation process, briefly talked about the evolution of these and continuous revision. To give students a glimpse of the corporate world he shared some of his personal work life experiences which emphasized on time management to build a good career.

The talk concluded with an active question and answer session. While answering the difference between Indian B-School Students to the rest, Mr. Alderman said, ‘Indian students have an IT advantage. Be it in my own organisation or somewhere else – one thing I noticed common in Indian students is that they are good at information technology and that puts them ahead of the rest of the  competitors.’

Later, Mr. Alderman addressed the Faculty and Staff Members, and was interviewed by students for their online magazine “Dimensions”.

Talk by President & CEO of ACBSP

Mr. Jeffrey Alderman, President & CEO, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), USA will be delivering invited talk on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 04:00 pm in the Institute auditorium. 

Foundation Day Lecture 2017

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“India is a sea of opportunities and there is no reason to state that India does not have a future. In view of conserving our democratic system, hero worship should not be encouraged”, thus opined Shri. TS Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, during the talk delivered at SDMIMD on August 22, 2017. The talk was organized to commemorate the Foundation Day of the Institute. 

Shri Krishna Murthy introduced the managerial qualities – Inter personal communication; ability to take decisions; moulding oneself to the demands of the work place environment; respect for time; and leadership qualities to the young managers. The talk brought in several anecdotes and life experiences of the speaker.

He also stressed upon the need for leadership qualities in Young Indians - respecting values, institute building capability, honesty, good governance, decision making, to make India more vibrant. Appreciating these qualities in Western education and culture, he said its application in India makes the difference.

The talk was followed by a lively question-answer session. Earlier, Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, welcomed the gathering and Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director introduced the speaker and Dr. M.R. Suresh presented the vote of thanks.