2018

International Symposium 2018

 
An International Symposium was held on January 8, 2018 at SDMIMD, Mysuru. The symposium was mainly directed at the students from Texas A & M’s Mays Business School, with whom SDMIMD has an exchange program. Dr. Julian Gaspar, Clinical professor, Texas A&M University and Dr. Pradeep Rau, Professor-Marketing, George Washington University graced the occasion.
 
The program began with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, welcoming the gathering.  Dr Neetu Ganapathy, Associate professor, SDMIMD provided an overview of the programme. Dr. Gaspar made the opening remarks and spoke about globalisation and its effects. 
 
Dr. Rau, who delivered the keynote address, opined about the challenges in the field of education. He spoke about the evolution of graduate management education and the diverging trends in global management education across the world. He compared management education in the U.S to that in India. He also elucidated the role executive education plays in the development of professionals and mentioned about the changing trends with respect to executive programs. 
 
Later, the students from Texas A&M university interacted with the students from SDMIMD. Team building and knowledge sharing sessions were facilitated to help them to get to know each other better. Post-lunch, a cultural extravaganza was organised by Team Kalanubhav of SDMIMD. This event showcased the culture of India. The students from Texas also participated during the cultural programme. In the evening, the exchange students visited SKDRDP, Mysuru and learnt about its activities.

SDMIMD listed in India’s Top B-Schools Ranking

SDMIMD has secured its position as one among the Top 50 B-Schools in India. The B-School survey results released recently by key magazines which publishes B-School survey every year - Business Today, Career 360, Competition Success Review (CSR), Outlook and The Week has listed SDMIMD among the Top 50 B-Schools in India again. 
 
CSR has ranked SDMIMD in 3rd in top private B-schools in Karnataka, while The Week has listed 9th among the top private B-School in South Zone. The AAA+ ranking for performance in academics and infrastructure by Career 360 has made SDMIMD to be listed in 33rd place among top 100 B-Schools in the country. CSR has listed SDMIMD in 17th under the Top 25 Emerging B-Schools of Super Excellence. 

Box Cricket Tournament – CS&MS Cup

As part of our sports management course, the Sports Elective students of PGDM Program conducted ‘Box Cricket Tournament’ first of its kind in Mysore, on January 12 & 13, 2018 at SDMIMD. The “CS&MS Cup – Box Cricket Tournament” was inaugurated by Shri M.J. Charan, Former Director, National Tennis Academy, New Delhi; and Visiting Faculty, Sports Management Program. The event was as platform to implement the knowledge and expertise gained through the sports management course. 
 
The team from Sapient College of Commerce and Management, Mysore, emerged as winners with cash prize of Rs. 15,000 and CS&MS Cup. The team from ATME College of Engineering were the runners up with cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and certificates. The event attracted more than 500 footfalls during the tournament days. 
 
SDMIMD Deputy Director and Program Director of Sports Management Program Dr H. Gayathri and Dr. Srilakshminarayana. G., Assistant Professor, graced the inaugural ceremony.

Visitors from University of Nottingham

Ms. Sugunamalar Vijayaratnam, Programme Director, Foundation in Business & Management, International Summer School, and Ms. Anushia, Business representative, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, visited SDMIMD on 6 January 2018. They interacted with the students to explore the possibility of students visit for short-term exchange and summer schools being organized in their Malaysia campus. They have expressed their interest in having a tie-up with the Institute for such programs.

Talk on Understanding GST

Mr. Lionel Aranha, Chartered Accountant & Solicitor, conducted a special session on GST for the I year students.  He started the talk by making the students understand what exactly GST is and how does it function and also told about the countries that follow GST. He also explained about how GST differs from VAT and the implications of GST in Indian context. Mr. Aranha explained how to go with this system, its advantages and disadvantages, to the future managers. He also told how wrongly the GST is being implemented and who are the people who are manipulating the system and using it to their advantage. So, the different dimension of GST and how it is going to replace the existing various tax systems in our economy were shown.

Workshop on CSR by Dr. Evelyne Gross

Dr. Evelyn Gross from the - Burgundy School of Business, France  conducted  a workshop on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ on December 21 & 22, 2017 at SDMIMD. The workshop discussed about various ways of imbibing  corporate social responsibility. The speaker presented the CSR activities happening in various nations. Dr. Evelyn Gross discussed real-time examples of various kinds of scenarios from France. The workshop was very impactful and gave a new way of thinking about CSR. 

ALT 2018 by Prof. Dr. Stefan Wilms

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) is organizing the 10th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) on Tuesday, February 21, 2018 in SDMIMD Auditorium. This year the talk will be delivered by Dr. Stefan Wilms, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Transport, Heilbronn University, Germany. 
 
The event, which has been held since 2008, has had speakers who are luminaries from various fields like Dr. Michael A. Consumano (Professor, MIT Sloan School), Dr. V. Prakash (Former Director, CFTRI, Mysore), Dr. H. Sudarshan (Hony. Secretary, Karuna Trust), Dr. R Balasubramaniam (Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore); Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder and CEO of Grow Talent Company Ltd; Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, The President, Global Research Alliance; Prof. Gita Gopinath, Professor in Economics, Harvard University; Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co- Founder, Software Paradigms International Group LLP (SPI); and last year Mr. Salil Ravindran, CFO, Marlabs delivered the 9th edition of Annual Leadership Talk. 
 
For more information please visit the event webpage available at www.sdmimd.ac.in/alt or call 2429722 / 2429161.
 
About the Speaker of ALT 2018 – Prof. Stefan Wilms
 
Prof. Stefan Wilms, is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Transport, Heilbronn University, Germany, and CFO of Buy & Build AG, Gomaringen. He has held various executive positions at the publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck. 
 
He is a doctorate from University of Cologne in the area of Mechanical Engineering and teaches Corporate Accounting and Controlling at Heilbronn University. 
 
The Faculty of Business and Transport attaches importance to a deeper business qualification, which enables students to work in a variety of industries and functions. As the Dean, Prof. Stefan Wilms with his rich experience in teaching business studies and trade, has greatly contributed to the Faculty of Business and Transport in preparing students for the changing and increasing demands of the labor market.