2019

HH Yaduveer Wadiyar inaugurates Naissance 2019

SDMIMD's flagship B-School Management Fest Naissance was inaugurated on 1st February 2019. The 2019 edition with the theme 'Combat of the Crowns’ was inaugurated by the Chief Guest His Highness, The Maharaja of Mysore, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. The two-day national level B-School fest witnessed intellectual battle and supremacy between the brightest minds of premier B-schools of India with the participation of 176 students from 18 colleges. The theme of ‘Naissance 2019 – Combat of the Crowns’ revolved around the management lessons and principles derived from the ancient Indian emperors and its implications in today’s dynamic business environment. Kristu Jayanthi College from Bengaluru emerged as the Overall winners of Naissance 2019.

70th Republic Day Celebration

 
The 70th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotism and fervour at SDMIMD on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The celebrations began with a patriotic song. 
 
Prof. Sridhar, Faculty and Chief Administrative Office, SDMIMD, unfurled the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Sridhar said ‘it’s our duty to respect our parents & teachers, who made us responsible citizens. We got to be very fortunate to have been born in this great country.  India is a vast and diversified country with Multi Religions, Languages, Cultures, faith and beliefs.  Yet we have proved to the entire world that we are a cohesive force and live in harmony and peace by respecting each other’s beliefs and sentiments and have collectively made India a very strong country in the Global arena.  Today India is respected everywhere, and India is a strong force to be reckoned with.  Indian’s are respected and welcomed in other developed and developing countries.  We are all respected for our rich tradition, culture, hard work and commitment, which are based on our rich value systems and rich ethical standards laid by our Great forefathers since ancient times’.
 
Further, Prof. Sridhar said only when we become disciplined and committed, the society will be benefitted and finally the country at large will also be benefitted. All good initiatives must originate at our levels only and we must practice what we preach. 
 
The impressions shared by SDMites about the country and role of Young Indians, showed great patriotism. Faculty, Staff and Students joined the national celebration. 
 
This was followed by community breakfast at the Institute Mess. 

PGPM Students for Study Abroad Program at BUiD

The Student and Faculty Exchange Program in the field of Management Education is a much sought after academic activity among Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) students, researchers and faculty.
 
SDMIMD, which became a partnering institute with British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai, has extended 'Study Abroad Program' to the One-Year Full-time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM). 
 
4 students, Ms. Navya Seetharam, Ms. Devyanee Rani, Ms. Shruthi K Raj and Ms. Jahnavi M.S. - were selected for the Week-long Study Abroad Program (SAP) scheduled between 3rd and 7th February  2019.
 
Students selected for the program will be exposed to the business education in all fields including Operations, HR and Finance, covered in the lecture integrating the theoretical part with the practical. The students will also be involved in the project work. 
 
Dr. Amer Alaya, Head of Student Administration, The British University in Dubai (BUiD), UAE, will be guiding the students with the Project. 

Startup Charcha 2019

This year's Startup Charcha is scheduled on Feb 7, 2019, at 2.30 pm. It will start with a Panel Discussion on the topic Entrepreneurship: Issues, Challenges, and the Way Ahead: moderated by Dr. MR Suresh. The Distinguished Panellists are Mr Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, Director-Silicon Road, Mr Krishna Narayana, MD-Shyama Jewels, Dr M Sriram, Faculty member – Finance. This will be followed by an Insight talk by Mr Sanjaya Doreswamy, Founder-Kuteera Kitchen, from 3.45 pm to 4.30 pm (including Q and A). The Keynote Address will be delivered by Mr Narendra Narayanan,  Founder & Managing Director of Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Mysore at 4.45 pm to 5.45 pm (including Q and A).

SDMites extend Financial Support to NGO's

The student wing of SDMIMD has several Social Responsibility initiatives extending a helping hand continuously to the NGOs, Government Departments, and Social Service Organizations. The students 'Social Relevant Projects' provide a suitable solution to the existing problems in these organizations. 
 
As in the previous years’ SDMites as a part of the social responsibility initiative extended financial contribution to the NGO's in Mysore on January 3, 2019. Organizations - Sneha Kirana Spastic Society; Purna Chetana Public School; Divya Deepa Charitable Trust’s Kaliyuva Mane; Arivu Vidya Samsthe, Nireekshe School for Special Children, Pratham, Shakthidama, Pinjarapole and Asha Kirana Hospital, were identified for the current year for this initiative. 
 
Sri C.V. Sridhar, the Administrative Officer, joined the students during this support activity.

Motivational Talk by SDMites Toastmasters' Club

Toastmasters' Club of SDMIMD organized a motivational talk for PGDM 2018-20 Batch on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Mr. Pranab Singh – Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Business Mentor was the invited speaker for the talk. 
 
The talk started with the journey of the speaker as an entrepreneur, his experiences, the failures and opportunities to prosper. Mr. Singh emphasized that good is never great, and opined that continuous development is essential for the growth of both the enterprise and the entrepreneur. He also highlighted the value of communication in today’s dynamic business scenario. 
 
Mr. Singh reiterated the importance of mind over matter and stated that it is essential to put our minds in things that matter to be successful in both personal and professional front. Elucidating the difference between vision and sight, he shared anecdotes demonstrating the importance of leadership qualities in an entrepreneur. Mr. Singh concluded his talk stating the importance of devotion and commitment in every endeavour of life. The talk concluded with an interesting interactive question and answer session.