2017

Talk on VUCA by HR Expert

Mr Praveen Kamath, Global Head – Talent Transformation (BPS Division), Wipro Limited, delivered invited talk on VUCA to the PGDM 2017-19 Batch on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Mr. Kamath spoke about the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world and various aspects of VUCA world. The discussion on how one can overcome VUCA with the new batch was interesting.
 

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.