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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.