2018

Prerana Alumni Lecture Series - Mr. Devansh Joshi

Mr. Devansh Joshi, Senior Manager – Planning & Strategy, Medlife, an alumnus of PGDM 2009-11 Batch, delivered talk on “Start-Ups - Eco-System & Strategy” on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Mr. Joshi threw light on favourable customer centric policies adopted by various companies such as Amazon, Flipkart etc. Further, the speaker talked about pull strategies such as deep discounts, brand building and gaining trust, introducing private label products such as high margins, controlled inventory, and increase in profitability. The discussion on the business models of Swiggy and Medilife; and, the importance of customer acquisition cost, average invoice value, private label margin, LTV, etc. The talk was organized as an apart of Prerana Alumni Lecture Series. 

Faculty on Overseas Exchange Program 2018

      
SDMIMD has collaborated with international management institutes of repute to conduct Exchange Programs for an understanding of management from an international perspective. Faculty and Students from both the collaborative institutions have an opportunity of participating in foreign exchange program every year. 
 
This year 4 faculty members from SDMIMD are invited by the universities overseas to conduct courses.
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor - Operations, is invited by British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai;
Dr. R. Sugant, Professor - Marketing will be taking sessions at the University of Montevideo, Uruguay; 
Dr. S.N. Prasad, Professor - Strategic Marketing, will conduct the course on International perspectives in Strategy at ESC Pau, France; and, Prof. M. Minhaj, Faculty-Systems, will deliver sessions on Business Analytics at Business Analytics Institute, France. 

Abhigyaan 2018 - Annual Fest for UG Students

SDMIMD conducted Abhigyaan ’18 the annual fest for undergraduate students during October 5 & 6, 2018 at SDMIMD. 200+ young undergraduates from colleges across Karnataka participated in various management events like Best Manager, Marketing, Finance, HR, Entrepreneurship. The events witnessed active participation in Quiz, Treasure hunt, Street Play, etc. The inaugural day culminated with cultural competitions like Singing, Dancing and Fashion show.
 
The Day-2 of Abhigyaan 2018 commenced with the final rounds of the management events. The team from MICA, Mysore, emerged as Overall Championship of Abhigyaan’ 2018. The colorful prize distribution ceremony to the winning teams marked the end of the management fest. 
 
SDMites Students Committee - Samprati, group engaged with event management, along with the student volunteers organized Abhigyaan '18.

International Placement Opportunities for SDMites

The international accreditation - EFMD-EPAS, has not only gave a quality stamp to the SDMIMD’s flagship program – Post Graduate Diploma in Management PGDM program, but opened avenues for International Placement Opportunities for SDMites. SDMIMD has been entered into an arrangement with Highered EFMD for enabling students to participate in international placement processes initiated by Highered.  The Placements 2018-19 will give Students of SDMIMD to participate in the placement process by international companies listed by Highered.

Prerana Alumni Lecture Series - Talk by Mr. Vijay Kumar

Mr. Vijay Kumar A.S., Wealth Manager, Independent Investment Advisory & Wealth Management; and, Principle Associate for ING Financial Services; and, the alumnus of PGDM 2009-11 batch was on campus on September 29, 2018. Mr. Vijay delivered a talk on ‘How to write a Business Plan’ to the PGDM 2017-19 students as part of Prerana Alumni Lecture Series. Mr. Vijay focused his talk on why people go for entrepreneurship and what are the success factors behind a successful start-up. Further, the speaker gave a practical demo on writing a business plan with the template. 

‘Leadership in Education Award’ to Dr. N.R. Parasuraman

SDMIMD Director and Professor in Finance Dr. N.R. Parasuraman has been selected for the 'Leadership in Education Award 2018' by the Higher Education Forum (HEF). 
 
Every year HEF select the eminent educationist who has contributed substantially in improving education ecosystem, in general, higher education system, in particular; with academic achievements. This year the award was presented during the Annual Meet of the Gujarat Chapter of HEF held in joint aegis with the M.S. University held in Vadodara on September 29, 2018.