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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.

Foundation Day Lecture 2018

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'The focus, clarity of intuit and putting the organizations above everything else are the hallmarks of a leader' thus said Mr. B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, while delivering the Foundation Day Lecture of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). 

 
The Foundation Day started with a formal lighting the lamp ceremony. Dr. M R Suresh, Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered the Welcome speech. Dr. Suresh presented the significance of the day and recalled the leadership lessons shared by various speakers who have graced the occasion in the previous years. Dr Suresh concluded by saying how those speakers influenced the student community at SDMIMD by their wisdom and professional excellence. 
 

Workshop on Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt

Mr. Vikas from KPMG (Klynvelt Peat Marwick Goerdeler) was the resource person for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt workshop organized for the PGDM 2017-19 Batch during September 2018. The 4-day workshop was inaugurated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor - Operations, SDMIMD, on September 15, 2018. 
 
The workshop introduced the statistical tool “MINITAB” to solve analytical problems and gave insight on how use of six sigma techniques can give better growth of the organization. Several live industrial examples along with industrial applications are discussed during the workshop. The training program concluded with Assessment Test and a feedback session. 

Foundation Day Lecture 2018

 
 
'The focus, clarity of intuit and putting the organizations above everything else are the hallmarks of a leader' thus said Mr. B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, while delivering the Foundation Day Lecture of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). 
 
The Foundation Day started with a formal lighting the lamp ceremony. Dr. M R Suresh, Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered the Welcome speech. Dr. Suresh presented the significance of the day and recalled the leadership lessons shared by various speakers who have graced the occasion in the previous years. Dr Suresh concluded by saying how those speakers influenced the student community at SDMIMD by their wisdom and professional excellence. 
 
In his lecture, the Chief Guest of the event Mr. Muthuraman took examples from his professional and personal life to elucidate the tenets of managing an organization and its people. He emphasised the concepts of human values, personal skills and people management in an organization. His first example was about how TATA Steel was able to make a rational choice about adopting a technology. At this juncture, he appreciated the visionary ideas of Mr. JRD Tata and his unique styles of management. 
 
Sri. Muthuraman took anecdotes from his long and illustrious career to stress the importance of leadership caliber. He narrated examples where apparently conflicting deviations had to be taken and sometimes involving discomfort and distress to a certain section of employees. He opined that the focus, clarity of intuit and putting the organizations above everything else are the hallmarks of a leader. Further, he said in many cases, if a right decision has to be made, the leader should seek to implement this as fast as possible. Sri Muthuraman stressed the importance of an HR approach in a leader. 
 
Finally, through his third example, he explained the personal qualities of a leader. Mr. Muthuraman highlighted the need to make rational decisions and be empathetic in the process for a leader.   
 
Several questions emanated from the audience and Sri. Muthuraman answered them in his typical clear style.  He answered questions from the student community related to his professional life and gave insightful ideas about the management styles at various levels in an organization.