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Financial Support to NGO's by SDMIMD Students

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As a part of social responsibility activity, students of SDMIMD extended financial support to schools run by NGO's - Sneha Kirana Spastic Society; Purna Chetana Public School; Divya Deepa Charitable Trust's Kaliyuva Mane School; Arivu Vidya Samsthe; and Nireekshe School for Special Children. 

As in the previous years’ students extended the contribution to Asha Kirana Hospital serving the HIV infected patients. Sri C.V. Sridhar, Administrative Officer and Dr. Sunil M.V., Librarian joined the students during this support activity. 

Visit of Mr. Jeffrey Alderman, President, ACBSP

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Mr Jeffrey Alderman, President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), USA, visited the Institute on Thursday, August 31, 2017. SDMites had an opportunity to hear from the ACBSP President and interact.

Mr. Alderman during his talk elucidated on what accreditation signifies and particularly what the ACBSP accreditation means. He said, ‘There are only 7% business schools in the world to have this accreditation and you, the students of SDMIMD, are fortunate that you are getting to study in such a prestigious institute.’

Mr Alderman, while talking about the standards of ACBSP that are used for the accreditation process, briefly talked about the evolution of these and continuous revision. To give students a glimpse of the corporate world he shared some of his personal work life experiences which emphasized on time management to build a good career.

The talk concluded with an active question and answer session. While answering the difference between Indian B-School Students to the rest, Mr. Alderman said, ‘Indian students have an IT advantage. Be it in my own organisation or somewhere else – one thing I noticed common in Indian students is that they are good at information technology and that puts them ahead of the rest of the  competitors.’

Later, Mr. Alderman addressed the Faculty and Staff Members, and was interviewed by students for their online magazine “Dimensions”.

Foundation Day Lecture 2017

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“India is a sea of opportunities and there is no reason to state that India does not have a future. In view of conserving our democratic system, hero worship should not be encouraged”, thus opined Shri. TS Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, during the talk delivered at SDMIMD on August 22, 2017. The talk was organized to commemorate the Foundation Day of the Institute. 

Shri Krishna Murthy introduced the managerial qualities – Inter personal communication; ability to take decisions; moulding oneself to the demands of the work place environment; respect for time; and leadership qualities to the young managers. The talk brought in several anecdotes and life experiences of the speaker.

He also stressed upon the need for leadership qualities in Young Indians - respecting values, institute building capability, honesty, good governance, decision making, to make India more vibrant. Appreciating these qualities in Western education and culture, he said its application in India makes the difference.

The talk was followed by a lively question-answer session. Earlier, Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, welcomed the gathering and Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director introduced the speaker and Dr. M.R. Suresh presented the vote of thanks. 

SDMites participated in GRGC Program

SDMites participated in the Green Revolution Global Certification Program which is an initiative of International Center for Culture and Education (ICCE) under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being backed by United Nations and NASA. The students were involved in a certification course that gave exposure to causes of Climate Change, why should we care, and what can we do to slow down the change, on-ground activity involved plant-a-seed that promotes awareness for the cause of climate change. The program also included the introduction of planting the Beej-pencils as seeds for a Greener Tomorrow.

Intra-College Debate 2017

The first round of the Intra-College Debate Championship 2017 was held on August 21, 2017. The motion of the debate was “Women Reservation in corporate sector”. It was a heated debate where the four sets of participants strongly placed their arguments in front of an enthusiastic student gathering. Director Dr. N.R Parasuraman gave introductory remarks and encouraged the students and participants. The event was judged by Prof L. Gandhi and Prof. Prasad S.N. The event was organized by the Debate Committee of SDMIMD – DebCom.

6th Edition of International Finance Conference

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‘Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a pivotal role in operational and strategy formulation, the position demonstrate important part in the leadership structure across the globe’ thus said Mr. Viju Parameshwar, Former President & CEO, Kluber Lubrication India Private Ltd., in this keynote address on the topic “Role of CFO in a Manufacturing Company” during the inaugural session the 6th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking on August 18, 2017.

Mr. Kesavan Venugopalan, Group CFO, Narayana Health, distinguished speaker for the inaugural session delivered talk on the topic “Finance – A Long Haul”. Mr. Kesavan highlighted as to how Finance as a function has gone through a rigorous change in the backdrop of changing economic scenario of the country. The speaker also highlighted the opportunities and challenges in the Health Care Industry and the role of finance and strategy in successfully managing a health care hospital.

Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parsauraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address and Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, presented the theme of the conference “Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking”.

The Chief Guest for the valedictory function Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director of Centre for Financial Management, in his address introduced to the World of Finance through the lens of neuroscience, a perspective rarely encountered in the field of finance. Dr. Chandra made it interesting by throwing in anecdotes, quotes, poems and funny headings. His ability to relate cognitive and neural process was well received by the audience. Dr. Sriram, Conference Chair proposed the Vote of Thanks.