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Onam Celebration @ SDMIMD

It is normally said that it rains on auspicious occasions. It did so, when King Mahabali visited SDMIMD to bless the gathered SDMites.Onam is a festival celebrated by the people of Kerala to welcome the arrival of their beloved king Mahabali, during whose reign Kerala prospered.Onam started off with the renowned Kerala lunch – ‘Sadya’ with around 14 dishes served on plantain leaf and ‘payasam’ to complete the meal. Later in the evening, the visit of the Mahabali was welcomed with the display of fireworks. The ladies looked stunning in the Kerala saree and the gentleman complemented them by draping in traditional ‘mundu’. A variety of games was lined up for the excited students. To name a few - ‘chilli-eating’, ‘water balloons’, ‘Onathallu’ and ‘Uriyadi’ . ‘Thiruvathira’ a traditional Kerala dance by the girls, by its grace and simplicity stole the show.The celebration displayed pomp and grandeur and brought smiles to the onlookers.

Convergence 3i – The Industry Institute Interface

Convergence 3i, the Industry Institution Interface organised by SDMIMD and CII, reflects the changing face of education

SDMIMD Mysore, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), recently hosted Convergence 3i for the benefit of final year undergraduate students in the area. The Industry Institution Interface, held on 27th September 2013, was meant to help aspiring students understand the expectations and requirements of industry. At the same time, it also aimed to sensitise industry to the expectations students have of their future employers. The conference managed to achieve these goals effectively by bringing together renowned industry names, academic stalwarts and students on a platform where different ideas converged and led to a win-win situation for all. 

The list of eminent personalities at the conference included big names from industry and academia. Mr. S. Nagarajan (Chairman, CII Mysore), Prof. S. N. Prasad (Convenor, Industry Institute Partnership Panel, CII Mysore), Dr. N. R. Parasuraman (Director, SDMIMD), Mr. Ashok Rao (President & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axles Ltd.) and Chief Guest, Mr. L. Krishnan (Immediate Past Chairman, CII Karnataka & Managing Director, TaeguTec India Pvt. Ltd.) gave inspiring speeches to start the conference on a rousing note and were a hit with their audience.
 
Landing a much-deserved job at the end of their studies is the final goal for all students, but is the education they get preparing them for the first step in their professional lives? That’s one of the questions the conference wished to address. Dr. Parasuraman talked about different aspects of education that need to be looked into to ensure that it meets students’ aspirations. “Is the curriculum designed to be practical? Are education institutes changing with the changing habits of students?” he asked amidst huge applause from students in the audience.
 
There was a lot for students to take back from the talks during the day. For instance, Mr. Rao made some interesting observations in his speech. “Education is not preparation for life; it is life itself. Facebook and text book are equally important,” he quipped, striking a chord with the students. He then urged them to not be shy about going back to their textbooks to brush up the fundamentals. Mr. Krishnan talked about the changing environment in the field of education and business, and the need to adapt systems accordingly. “There is a need to constantly self-learn, unlearn and learn again. Some diversity in learning is very important for the holistic development of an individual,” he said. 
For students who wanted to know the way to go about the initial years in their professional careers, Mr. Krishnan had sound advice as he said, “In the first 10 years of your career, take in as many diverse learning experiences as possible. Be adventurous and learn.”
The participants were already feeling inspired by the experts when they were treated to a lively panel discussion involving Mr. K. S. Sundar (Sr. Lead Principal - Education & Research, Infosys Ltd.), Mr. S. V. Venkatesh (Managing Director & CEO, RiiT) and Mr. Vinayak Bhat (Sr. HR, Triton Valves Ltd.). ‘Industry Expectations From Budding Managers’ was the topic under discussion and it seemed appropriate that a student from SMDIMD played the role of the moderator.
 
The panellists discussed the changes in the student community, and their ambitions and expectations over the last couple of decades, setting the tone for an interactive session. Mr. Sundar also talked about the need for industry and institutes to work together to bridge the gap. Mr. Venkatesh made his listeners sit up with interest when he asked students to be like Panipuri stalls. “Keep picking up skills as and when needed. Don’t focus on CTC, focus on your task, focus on your overall career,” he explained. The panellists then accepted questions from the audience and answered them to their evident satisfaction.
 
The conference packed a punch, with a talk by Wg. Cdr. Manjunath (Head Training, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.) on ‘Training for Making You Job Ready’. Given its relevance for students, the talk was hugely anticipated and it didn’t disappoint on any count. While the talks and discussions for the day had students buzzing with excitement, their skills and aptitude were brought to the fore through a session of ‘Mind Games for Future Leaders’. The session which focused on the theme “Innovation in StartUp”, had Mr. V. Lokesh (CEO & Senior Advisor, Innomantra Consulting) at the helm, bringing them to their feet and was the perfect culmination to the events of the day. 
 
The conference offered an opportunity for students to interact with industry experts and turned out to be an eye-opener for them. The luminaries, on the other hand, left feeling refreshed and excited seeing the enthusiasm and dedication of students. It was a true convergence of ideas and experiences, where everyone went home richer for having been there. 

Convergence 3i – The Industry Institute Interface

Convergence 3i, the Industry Institution Interface organised by SDMIMD and CII, reflects the changing face of education

SDMIMD Mysore, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), recently hosted Convergence 3i for the benefit of final year undergraduate students in the area. The Industry Institution Interface, held on 27th September 2013, was meant to help aspiring students understand the expectations and requirements of industry. At the same time, it also aimed to sensitise industry to the expectations students have of their future employers. The conference managed to achieve these goals effectively by bringing together renowned industry names, academic stalwarts and students on a platform where different ideas converged and led to a win-win situation for all. 

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National Seminar on E-Resource Management

"Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. Government Of India in its 11th Plan has declared "Higher Education Plan" and has increased budget by ten fold to ensure Expansion, Equity and Excellence. The measures have been further extended during 12th plan" said Prof V.G. Talawar former Vice Chancellor Mysore University and present Vice Chancellor Reva University Bangalore, while delivering inaugural address at the Two Day National Seminar on "Emerging Trends in E Resource management and Services in College Libraries".
 
He also recalled President Sri Pranab Mukherjee's address to the Parliament wherein the President had said -" Education is the true Alchemy that can bring India its next golden age. Our motto is unambiguous - All for knowledge and knowledge for all". He stressed on Indian Government's efforts for formation of Consortia INFLIBNET Through INFONET which has been now providing 7500+ core peer reviewed journals, 10 bibliographic databases and many e books. Further he said that Ministry of Human Resources Development has initiated a service called "National Library & information Services, to cater Infrastructure of Scholarly Content targeting to reach Colleges with 4137 full text e journals, 94000+ e books. Unfortunately out of 37000+ Colleges that exist in India today, only 910 unaided Colleges in India have registered as members and are availing the benefits. 

Foundation Day Lecture

Better businesses can be managed by continuous Innovations and focus on Skill Development. Lessons can be learnt from the rural folks on the nuances of business viz. customer needs & wants, pricing strategy, delivery of goods, repayment of debts and a perfect activity for profit. Financial and Social sustainability is the need of the hour." Thus spoke Dr. Harish Hande, Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner, Co-founder & Managing Director of Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, while delivering the Foundation Day Lecture of SDMIMD held on August 30, 2013. 

News Clip -  Star of Mysore

Launch of Rubanomics Initiative

Rubanomics - a new venture to unleash rural hidden talent and empower them to get along with modern businesses. M/s Head Held High and SDM IMD entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen Rubanomics. Mr. Madan Padaki and his team from Head Held High, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDM IMD, Dr. H Gayathri, Deputy Director, Prof. M.R. Suresh, Marketing Faculty, were present

Workshop by Mr. Praveen Kamath

Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Global Head - Talent Transformation, BPO/KPO, Wipro Corporation, visited campus on August 24, 2013. Mr. Praveen a HR Leader managing large conglomerate teams, managing talent landscape, helping business grow consistently by providing sound and effective solutions, shared his vast experience in his talk on “Emerging Competency requirement for HR professionals in the global environment”. The talk also introduced the HR Analytics.
Mr. Praveen has over 17yrs of work experience with Global Conglomerates like AV Birla, Praxair & Tyco Healthcare. Prior to joining Wipro he was, the Head of HR of Cambridge Integrated Services India Pvt Ltd (BPO division). Mr. Praveen a gold medallist and holds Masters in Human Resources.