2017

Session by Emeritus Professor - Dr. Shamanna

Dr K. Shamanna, HR Consultant and Trainer addressed the first year students on June 20, 2017 at SDMIMD Auditorium.  Dr. Shamanna said how students can be change agents in organizations that are in. He emphasised the need for having positive attitude, enthusiasm and team work, during the session. The professor also stressed on the fact that collaboration is more essential than competition.
 

Interactive session on ‘Counselling’

Counsellor and Trainer Ms. Ruchika Naidu addressed the new PGDM 2017-19 batch on June 18, 2017. The interactive session covered the various aspects of counselling, such as ‘what is counselling?’, ‘Why people need counselling?’, and other myths about counselling. The session had role plays from students. There were other fun activities as part of the session. 
 

Session on Wellness Management

Mr. Brahmavar Raghunath Pai (BR Pai), a well-known industrialist, philanthropist, civic leader, wellness promoter and public speaker from Mysore, spoke on ‘Wellness Management’ on June 17, 2017 as a part of Orientation Program 2017. Mr Pai introduced the concept of Total Wellness Management and presented the comparison between healthcare and wellness. Imparting the difference between proactive and reactive measures in Wellness, he called that the students remain active, physically and mentally.
 

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.