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SDMites Emerged as Winners of Data Analytics Competition

University of Maryland Delegation
Mr Deepak Nesarikar, Mr Vijaykumar Kurdagi and Mr Krishna Kumar, Students pursuing the two year full time residential PGDM Flagship program at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development, Mysore, are now the winners of All India Data Analytic Competition for B Schools.The competition was conducted by LatentView Analytics, a consulting and data management company which delivers analytics solutions to clients in financial services, consumer goods and retail sectors. There were 2123 participants in the competition from the premier b-Schools including IIMs. Students presented the infographics using the datasets provided by the company. The topics were Block buster movies, English Premier League Battles and Common man’s tweets on AAP. The evaluation criteria were Creativity, Aesthetics of the infographic and the depth of analysis used to find the deliverables and exciting trends.Mr. Deepak Nesarikar has won 6th Place among the Top 25 winners. Mr. Krishna Kumar and Mr. Vijaykumar Kurdagi were able to succeed on the 12th and 21st place respectively. The three students have made the first version of LatentView’s DPL a mega max blockbuster hit and have won iPOD shuffle. The company has also offered Pre-Placement Interviews for the winners.

Food Carnival 2014

SDMIMD is known for its varied activities. The Student Mess Committee responsible for managing and operation of SDMIMD Mess organised Food Carnival on Monday, January 20, 2014. There were 13 food stalls in total where dishes from almost all the States of India were on sale. The food stalls were judged by the chief guest Mr. Sharma, Ms. Achala Simha & Mr. Prithiv, members of the student mess committee. The marketing of stall, product presentation, process management, team work and ofcourse the taste of the product were the key criteria in evaluating the food stall. Kerala Kitchens emerged as winners of the food carnival 2014. Bong Connections stood second and third place was secured by Anokha

Workshop on Writing Effective Literature Review

Writing Effective Literature Review
‘The use of available resources and tools has democratized the access to information for research activities’, thus opined Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, while inaugurating the 2-Day Hands-on Workshop on Writing Effective Literature Review organized during January 9 & 10, 2014. The workshop provided hands-on exercises on literature gathering, organizing, analyzing and publishing the literature review. The hands-on training on Open source (Free Software) bibliographical constructions and management tools – Zoetero, JobRef and BibMe; and interactive session on ‘How to Publish in Academic Journal’ were also the part of this workshop. 60 participants from Karnataka and neighbor states representing premier universities, institutions and corporate participated in the workshop. 

Visit of University of Maryland Delegation

University of Maryland Delegation
A delegation of Students and Faculty Members from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, visited SDMIMD, Mysore, as part of their visit to India. The delegation headed by Dr. T. Srikantaiah had interaction with the Director Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, faculty members and the students during the visit. 
 
The delegation discussed about the courses offered as a part of the flagship program and the student exchange programs. The delegation expressed that the meeting helped them to get an insight into the pedagogical styles followed in India. 

Guest Lecture by Mr. Sakeer Hassan

With the 2013-14 placement season in progress, the students of second year PGDM were provided with an opportunity to know what the interviewers would be looking at and this came straight from the horse’s mouth. Talking on the topic “Preparing to face the Job Interview – What do Interviewers Expect?”,  Mr. Sakeer Hassan, Head – Business Development of SPI, Mysore gave the students the most necessary tips on what to expect in an interview and how to prepare and present their resumes. This also provided the students with an opportunity to interact with Mr. Sakeer who has been in the forefront of recruiting activities of SPI, Mysore.

FDP on Core Electives in Finance

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore conducted FDP on Core Electives in Finance on December 27 & 28, 2013. Faculty participants numbering 24 representing eminent B-Schools from Karnataka, and other parts of India participated enthusiastically in the two-day program. The program equipped the participants with effective and innovative pedagogical approaches across the electives courses in finance comprising of Financial Derivatives, Securities Analysis & Portfolio Management, and International Finance. The program was run using a combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. The program was very well appreciated by the participants. The program was inaugurated by Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director – SDMIMD and coordinated by Dr. Ullas Rao, Assistant Professor – Finance, SDMIMD Mysore.

IFLA Award to Mr. Deepak Nesarikar

Mr. Deepak Nesarikar of PGDM 2012-14 Batch received the IFLA award for securing 4th place among the top 6 papers, selected by KPMG India, the Talent Partner for the International B-School Open Paper Writing Competition organized by ABP Pvt Ltd. The other Top 5 papers were from IIMK, MICA, IIMC, XLRI and KJ Somaiya. Mr. Nesarikar's article "Empowerment & Social Businesses" was published in IFLA 2013 Compendium. The Awards were given by Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta, Partner and Head-Management consulting, KPMG India; Mr. Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman, SREI Infrastructure Finance; and, Dr. Amit Mitra, Honourable Minister for finance and Excise, Govt. of West Bengal.