Faculty Outreach Activities

Faculty Outreach Activities 2018-19

FOA 2018-19  FOA 2017-18  FOA 2016-17 FOA 2015-16
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
LLBFCSFICWADBF, Ph.D.
Director & Professor-Finance
  • SASTRA, Deemed to be University, who got re-accredited (III cycle) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), invited Dr. N. R. Parasuraman to be the Member of the Review Committee. The Review Committee has been formed to conduct a Review by External Experts to further improve the academic pursuits and in submission of the report to the UGC.
  • Invited as a Key Speaker at the India Higher Education Summit – 2019 organized by CII held on March 15-16, 2019.
  • Delivered a Hutchappa Memorial lecture on the topic Financial Markets – trends and impact organized by University of Mysore, Mysore held on March 7, 2019
  • Delivered the keynote address on 'Changing vistas in financial management with a strategic thrust' at the International Conference on Management: Past, Present, and Future organized by Uka Tarsadia Univeristy, Gujarat, during February 23 - 24, 2019. 
  • Invited by MMK & SDM College for Women to inaugurate the Formal inauguration of PG Department of Commerce held on October 10, 2018.
  • Was invited to deliver talk on 'Accreditation for Quality: Challenges & Opportunities' during the Technical Session at the Eastern Region AIMS Convention 2018 organized jointly by Bhavan's Center for Communication & Management (BCCM), Odisha; and, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS); held during August 27 and 28, 2018 at BCCM, Odisha.
  • Participated in the Round Table Discussion held at National School of Business on Friday, May 11, 2018, on the subject: "The Importance of Practicing Values among Young MBA Students".
  • Invited for Technical Session speaker at the Seminar on Importance of Academic Leadership in the Governance of Higher Education Institutions, organized by the University of Mysore, Mysuru and Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities (FVCK), Bengaluru, held on April 27, 2018.

Dr. H. Gayathri
MBA, Ph.D
Deputy – Director & Professor - Marketing
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  • Invited by BEML Ltd., to address their women employees on 8th March 2019 on the occasion of International Women's Day celebration. The theme for the talk was "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change".
  • Delivered a talk on experience sharing of EFMD / EPAS process at 11th International Accreditation Conference 2018, New Delhi on November 26, 2018.
  • Delivered a talk on Enabling Successful Placement for MBA Students of Maharani’s College, Mysore, held on October 29, 2018.

Dr. R. Jagadeesh 
BE, ME, Ph. D
Professor - Operations
  • "Logistics Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in B2B relationships: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis approach" submitted to The TQM Journal, Emerald, Scopus indexed.
  • "Who is talented and who is not? The relevance of using talented/non-talented classifications among academics in Egyptian academia."  submitted to the Journal of Management Development, Emerald, Scopus indexed.
  • Reviewed the paper "Organizational inclusion among young academics in Egyptian Public Universities: An Exploratory Empirical Experience" submitted for publication in the Journal of Management Development, Emerald, Scopus indexed.
  • M/s Rane Madras invited to act as the judge for their annual quality control and improvement projects' evaluation. The event was held on 15th and 16th December 2018.
  • Included in the Editorial Board of JResLit Journal of Business Administration and Management.
  • Included in the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management,  Emerald - Scopus indexed journal.
  • Reviewed the article 'Defect Reduction Using Six Sigma: A Quality Management Case Study in Semiconductor Manufacturing' submitted to the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management published by Inderscience Publication.
  • Reviewed the article 'Critical Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in Engineering Colleges' submitted to Quality Assurance in Education published by Emerald Publication.
  • Reviewed the paper entitled "The Effect of Six Sigma on the Organizational Performance: The Mediating Role of the Innovation Culture. A Proposed Research Framework" submitted to  Innovation & Management Review, an Emerald publication.
  • Acted as a Resource person for two sessions on "Research Design" during the three-day workshop on “Research Methodology” organized for PG Students & Research Scholars by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), Bangalore, from 10 to 12 July 2018.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "TQM implementation in 3PL organizations vs. organizations with in-house logistics department. A literature review." submitted to The TQM Journal, Emerald Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Optimism and Career Engagement in employees: An Empirical Test", submitted to the International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), Inderscience Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Resource person for all the four sessions during the One Day Customized Management Development Program on “Creativity and Problem Solving”, organized for the mid-level officers from M/s N. Ranga Rao and Sons Group, Mysore, numbering around 25, and held at SDM IMD premises on June 7, 2018.
  • Resource person for a session on “Creativity and Problem Solving” for the Two Days Pre-course workshop on Blended Learning Program organized for the faculty members from sister institutes of SDM Group and held at SDM IMD premises on June 7, 2018
  • Panel member of the committee for the selection of faculty for the MBA Department of GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women, Mysuru, June 2018.
  • Resource person for the Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Total Quality Management, on May 29, 2018, covering a session on “Benchmarking for Quality Improvement”, held at Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka.
  • Main resource person for the One Day Workshop on “How to succeed through the Ph.D. journey?”, on 18 May 2018, organized for the research scholars of different universities, numbering around 30 and held at SDMIMD premises.

Dr. M.R. Suresh
PGDRM & Ph.D
Professor - Marketing
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  • Was invited by the Strategic Management Forum, a professional body to deliver a talk at their Seminar on New ideas in Strategic Thinking and Management that was held in collaboration with leading European universities at IBA Bangalore on August 27, 2018.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Reviewed the paper titled  “Machiavellianism Effects on Accounting Ethics Education” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Attended the Higher education CII Summit on 15-16 March 2019 held at Hotel Raddisson Blu, Mysore.
  • Reviewed the paper “Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory to evaluate a Selection Test for Civil Servants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Successfully completed a peer-review report for an article in consideration for publication by Common Ground Research Networks.
  • Reviewed a paper sent by Common Ground Publishers USA ( A rated journal) entitled "The effects that corporate social responsibility has on the closure of micro and small enterprises".
  • Reviewed the article 'Urban Dwellers suffering and vulnerability for the plenty of road traffic congestion in Dhaka city' submitted to the International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology published by Academic Journals.
  • Reviewed the article 'Role of Career Adaptability and its Resources in Predicting Vocational Attitudes of IT Professionals from India for Management and Labour Studies' submitted to Management and Labour Studies published by XLRI Jamshedpur and SAGE Publication. 
  • Reviewed the article 'Centrality of a primary task in organisation development' submitted to Management and Labour Studies published by XLRI Jamshedpur and SAGE Publication. 
  • Reviewed a paper entitled  'Analysis of Coaching Models as a Tool to evaluate Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention of Coachee' for FIIB Business Review, Sage  Publishing - eISSN: 24552658 | ISSN: 23197145.

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
M.A. in HRM, GradIPD & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Invited as an external question paper setter in the area of HRM by Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad. 
  • Invited to examine Ph.D. thesis from VTU & Bharathiar University.
  • Invited to review research articles for South Asian Journal of Management, published by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). 

Lt Col (Dr) Prasad S.N.
ME, PGDM, Ph D
Professor - Strategy & General Management
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  • As part of the Admission Promotion activities 2019, Dr. SN Prasad took part in the Shiksha Samaagam- Lucknow held on 25 Jan 2019.  In the panel discussion titled 'Future Scope and Reality of Management Education in India' along with deans/directors and faculty from 8 other B Schools from across India. There were about 130 student aspirants from UP,Bihar and Jharkhand in the event. 
  • Participated in 2-panel discussions at Shiksha Samaagam- Ranchi on 5 January 2019 on topics ' Choosing a Career after MBA' and ' B School selection interviews' respectively.
  • Participated at MBA Junction- Kolkata, held by the Career Launcher on 13 January 2019
  • Delivered invited talk to 200 students, faculty and the board of governors of Sri Guru Sudhindra BCA College at Bhatkal, Uttara Kannada Dist. Karnataka on 28 Dec and at the SDM First Grade college for students and faculty on 27 December 2018.  The topic was about SDMIMD admissions.
  • Participated in the MBA fair held by IMS- Guwahati on 3 December 2018 representing the Institute.
  • Invited to review a Kenyan research paper to be published in the XLRI - Management and Labour Studies Journal published by SAGE Publications as a peer reviewer. The topic of the paper is related to HRM Practices- Linking Resourcing Practices and Firm's Performance. 

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj
MCA, M.Phil
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Invited to deliver a talk on Business Analytics on January 16, 2019, at the Institution of Engineers, Mysore. The Institution of Engineers had organized this talk in association with Computer Society of India, Mysore. Besides, giving a conceptual overview of Analytics, Prof. Minhaj presented several business use cases like Remarketing, Recommender Systems, Market Basket Analysis, Sentiment Analysis etc.
  • Attended a Faculty Development Program on Machine Learning from 8-12 October 2018, organised by DCAL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Besides being a member of IT Panel of CII, Mysuru and elected member of the management committee of Computer Society of India (CSI), Mysuru Chapter,  Prof. Minhaj has become a member of Analytics Society of India (ASI).
  • Attended One Day Seminar on "Cyber Security and Privacy Law - Technical and Legal Compliance" on 27 September 2018 at Infosys, Mysuru. The seminar was organised by the IT Panel of CII Mysuru.
  • Attended the 8th edition of India IoT Symposium held at Bengaluru on 29th and 30th August 2018.
  • Was invited as a resource person for the Business Analytics Summer School held at Bayonne, France from 2nd to 11th July 2018. The 10-day accredited program with 4 ECTS credits was organized by Business Analytics Institute, France and IAE Pau-Bayonne. The other resource persons for the program were Dr. Davy Cielen, Managing Partner of the Maiton Consulting Group (London), Prof. Jean-Pierre NEVEU, Professor, Pau-Pays de l’AdourUniversity, in Bayonne, France and Dr. Lee SCHLENKER, Principal, Business Analytics Institute, France.

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
M.Sc., MDBA & Ph.D
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Invited to address the students of the Maharani’s Women’s Commerce and Management College, Mysuru on November 16, 2018. She spoke on “Preparation for Placement”. The talk was attended by 57 students of the M. Com. program.
  • Reviewed a paper titled “A Descriptive Framework for Information Retrieval Using Crawler Based Clustering and Effective Search Algorithm” submitted to the International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, a World Scientific journal.
  • Conducted Practice interviews on June 4th from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM for undergraduate students as part of Spoorthi 2018: a motivational camp for undergraduate students organized by Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore.
  • Conducted a workshop on June 2, 2018, for 35 undergraduate students from across Kodagu on the topic ‘Getting ready for a career’. This was organized by the Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore which takes up the cause of underprivileged college students from across Kodagu by providing them with training and scholarships.
  • Resource person for a session on “Public Speaking: Communicating in the classroom” for the Two Day Pre-course workshop on Blended Learning Program organized for the faculty members from sister Institutes of SDM Group held at SDM IMD on May 18, 2018.

Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi
BE(Mech), EGMP
Associate Professor - Operations
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  • Attended a workshop on "LEAN INDUSTRY 4.0" on 21 December 2018 organized by CII at Chennai.
  • Attended CII's 26th National Quality Summit 2018 @ Bangalore on 23-24 November 2018 which was themed on  Global Benchmarks, Imperative for Improving Competitiveness.
  • Part of the three-member assessment panel as an Assessor for CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award 2018 which is modeled on EFQM Quality Award, and assessed BSI Group India Pvt. Ltd (Wholly owned subsidiary of BSI Group, UK)  headquartered in New Delhi with nine offices across India. On-site assessment activity took place from 3 October 2018 to 5 October 2018.
  • Was invited by NIE, Mysore as one of the speakers for their Supply Chain Management Seminar conducted for their final year BE and M Tech students. He took a session on " Green Supply Chain Management", the seminar was held on April 6, 2018

Dr. Srilakshminarayana.G
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Quantitative Methods
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  • Reviewed a paper titled “Factors associated with quality of work-life among the faculty of technical institutes in Punjab”, for Management and Labour Studies, XLRI.
  • Session on “Teaching Quantitative Techniques” during the Two-day Faculty Development Programme, at SDMIMD, Mysore on 6 December 2018 and 7 December 2018.
  • Two-day workshop on “Using Statistical Methods” for M.Com students of SDM-MMK College, Mysore, on 30 November 2018 and 1 December 2018.
  • Session on “Statistical Methods using SPSS”, for the M.Com students of Government First Grade College for women, Hassan, on 16 November 2018
  • Conducted a two-day training on “Data analysis using R” for the client of a company named “Business Toys Ltd”, Bengaluru on July 5-6, 2018.

Dr. Jayakrishnan S 
BscPGDMPGCAM & PR, FPM (NITIE)
Assistant Professor - Marketing
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  • Reviewed the research paper titled "Breaking the Stigma of Health Insurance” submitted for publication in the Management and Labour Studies Journal.
  • Invited to deliver a talk about”Digital Platforms for Marketing” at Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE) -Shimoga, Department of Management Studies on 4th January 2019 and he was also a part of the panel discussion - " How Digital Marketing in India will change in 2020 and beyond." The talk was part of the Two day International Conference on “ Marketing in Digital World- Trends, Opportunities & Challenges" organised by JNCCE -Shimoga.  
  • Attended the two-day workshop on Consumer insights – Research and Practice- State of the Art & Future Trends organised by AIM (Academy of Indian Marketing) and  Consumer Insight Centre, NITIE- Mumbai during 1-2 November 2018.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Salesforce control system and Salesforce characteristics: A framework for sales organizations" for Management and Labour studies, XLRI. 

Dr. M. Sriram
MBA, FCMA, M.Com, MPhil, Ph D
Assistant Professor - Finance
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  • Invited to speak on 'Interim Budget-2019' jointly organized by 'Deccan Herald' and Mysore Chamber of Commerce on 15 February 2019. The event was held at JSS College for Women, Mysuru.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Drivers of Corporate Risk Disclosure in Indian Non-Financial Companies- A Longitudinal Approach' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)', XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Invited as an external examiner by School of Business, Alliance University, Bengaluru to adjudicate a Ph D thesis on 4 February 2019.
  • Evaluated a Ph D thesis titled "A Macroeconomic Stress Testing Framework for Credit Risk in Banking: A Case of India" at Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bengaluru.
  • Invited to be an honorary reviewer for the journal 'Review of Economics and Finance', a quarterly journal based out of Canada. The journal is included in ABDC list as 'B' category and indexed in leading databases.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Does EVA beat RoA and RoE in Explaining the stock returns in Indian Scenario- An Evidence using Mixed Effects Panel Data Regression Model' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)', XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.  
  • Served as an External Examiner and conducted the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on October 1, 2018.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Risk Disclosure and Firm Performance-Indian Evidence' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)',XLRI,Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Was invited to set the question paper on 'Theoretical Frameworks in Financial Markets Research' and 'Financial Econometrics' by JSS Centre for Management Studies, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru. The question paper setting was part of the Ph.D. coursework of research scholars registered in the University.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Board of Directors and Underpricing- A Study in context of Indian IPO Firms' for the journal Management and Labour Studies, XLRI Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Was invited to deliver a talk on 'Macroeconomic Perspectives on Indian Economy' by CII,Mysuru on the seminar 'Investment Opportunities in Capital Markets' held on July 25, 2018 at Hotel Southern Star, Mysuru.
  • Attended 'Teaching Summer School' on Corporate Finance between April 24-28, 2018 at IIM Calcutta.
  • Invited and accepted to join the Editorial Board of 'Finance Forum', Pisco Med Publishing Pte Ltd, Singapore.
  • Adjudicated an MBA thesis at Department of Management and Commerce, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), Anantapur Campus on April 15, 2018.

Dr. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Assistant Professor - Economics
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  • Conducted a workshop course on Indian Economic and Policy Environment to the students of Masters in Commerce from SDM MMK College, Mysore. The course duration was sixteen hours and was conducted in February-March, 2019. 
  • Invited by Vidhyavardhaka First Grade College, Mysore as a panel speaker on "Globalisation and Sustainable Development in India". This was a part of one day conference on "India's Path of Development in the Era of Globalisation" held on January 19, 2019.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on Building Economics at Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore on 24 October 2018.
  • On invitation of McGraw Hill Education, reviewed a book titled “Economics” by Paul A. Samuelson and William D. Nordhaus and submitted feedback to the title publisher to facilitate content revision in the forthcoming 20th edition of the product.
  • Was a resource person for two sessions of Faculty Development Program (FDP) on August 2, 2018, held at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.  It was a week-long event organised by the Department of Pre-University Education, Government of Karnataka for the benefit of Lecturers in Economics.  
  • Appointed as a member to the editorial board of  'Emerging Markets Journal' (EMAJ). This is a peer-reviewed bi-annually published international Business Management Journal. The journal is published by University of  Pittsburgh, United States.
  • Participated in a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Econometrics for Management Research held at Indian Institute for Management, Kozhikode from April 9 to April 13, 2018. 

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING PROGRAMS IN ADDRESSING THE STRATEGIC GOAL OF THE FIRM: AN ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Attended a two-day India Higher Education Summit organized by CII, Mysore on  March 15-16, 2019.
  • Invited as a Chief Guest and conducted a session on "Human Development as a Key to Nation Building" for the Commerce students of PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore on 25 February 2019. 
  • Invited as a resource person for the training program on "Leadership and Team Building" and conducted a session on Motivation as a leading tool to the participants of State Institute of Urban Development, Mysore on 23 February 2019. 
  • Invited as a resource person for the training program on "Leadership and Team Building" and conducted a session on Motivation as a leading tool to the participants of State Institute of Urban Development, Mysore on 20 February 2019.
  • Paper titled "Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Connection" has been accepted for presentation at 2019 AHRD Conference in the Americas, one of the popular HR conferences conducted by Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), headquartered at Minnesota, USA. 
  • As HR/IR panel member, CII Mysore, attended a conference on corporate wellness: wellness and well-being for a happy workplace on 29 November 2018.
  • Attended one-day FDP on Simulated Management Games as a pedagogical tool for management education conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), at FIRM, Coimbatore on 26 November 2018.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Job satisfaction of Indian academicians' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Impact of Training and Development on Job Satisfaction of Faculty Members' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Linking Resourcing Practices and Firm's Performance: Role of formal HR department within financial cooperative sector in Kenya' for the journal Management and Labour Studies, XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Chief Guest and Trainer for one-day motivational training program- Stepping stone for success for the commerce students of Sri Ganesh College of Arts and Science, Salem, Tamil Nadu held on September 14, 2018
  • Attended a two-day Faculty Development Workshop on Case Method of Teaching at XIME, Bangalore from July 13-14, 2018, the workshop sessions were conducted by Prof. NMK Bhatta (Ex. Professor, IIM Indore). 
  • As a Panel Member, attended the CII Mysuru Chapter's HR/IR Panel meeting on June 14, 2018.
  • Attended a two-day (May 18 &19, 2018) Southern Regional Conference on DigiHR 2018- Positioning HR in the Digital World organized by NIPM Coimbatore Chapter.

Faculty Outreach Activities 2017-18

FOA 2017-18  FOA 2016-17  FOA 2015-16 FOA 2014-15
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
LLBFCSFICWADBF, Ph.D.
Director & Professor - Finance

  • Was invited to deliver the 3rd Malathi Bolar Memorial Lecture at Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Post Graduate Department of Management Studies & Research Centre, Tumkur, on November 12, 2017. It may be recalled that Prof. Malathi Bolar was a Director of SDMIMD in the late 1990s.
  • Addressed the delegates of the 10th International Accreditation Conference organized by the Standards for Educational dvancement & Accreditation (SEAA) Trust, New Delhi on November 6, 2017. Dr. Parasuraman explained the process of EFMD - EPAS accreditation and how SDMIMD geared itself to succeed in the process. ​​
  • Invited as a Chief Guest for the One-Day Workshop Program on New Regimes of Indian Business Environment organized by University of Mysore, Department of Studies in Commerce & the Institute of Company Secretaries of India Mysore Chapter, Mysuru on September 15, 2017.
  • Was the Chief Guest for the ​20th Representative Council Meeting of The GIC Employees' Union-Karnataka held on September 2, 2017 in Mysore. Dr. Parasuraman delivered the Keynote Address during the event. 
  • Invited by Indian Institute of Management, Kohzikode (IIMK) for a course on Financial Derivatives. This course will be completed over 3 visits.
  • Invited as a Distinguished Speaker for the 8th Indian Management Conclave 2017 organized by MBA Universe and Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) during August 4-5, 2017.
  • Delivered a speech on Pedagogical Improvements at the Indian Management Conclave (IMC 2017), hosted by MBA Universe, a student portal and the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), NOIDA Campus on 05 Aug 2017.  Prof Prasad SN was invited as a delegate.  The event, held on 04-05 Aug 2017, was attended by the directors of more than 10 IIMs in India, the Chairmen of the AICTE, NBA.  International representatives of the EFMD, AACSB along with several other private organizations involved in the management programme accreditation processes also attended the program.  Dr Raman Roy, Chairman of NASSCOM and Dr Janat Shah, Director IIM, Udaypur, the current Chair for the AICTE committee on ranking of B Schools,  were key speakers during the course of the program

Dr. R. Jagadeesh
BE, ME, Ph. D
Dean - Academics & Professor - Operations
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  • Reviewed the paper titled "TQM implementation in 3PL organizations vs. organizations with in-house logistics department. A literature review", submitted to The TQM Journal, Emerald Publications.
  • Included as a Member of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysore.
  • Resource person for the One-day state level workshop on "Emerging Trends in Research - Publish or Perish" on15 February 2018 at Mahajana First Grade College.
  • Selection Committee member for selecting the Faculty / Director of MBA department in GSSS College of Engineering, Mysore, on 12 February 2018.
  • Member of the Assessment Committee to assess Grade III Technical Staff for the next grade at CFTRI, Mysore, on 9 February 2018.
  • Presented a research paper titled “A Model Curriculum in Operations Management Using a Blended Pedagogy’ on 15 January 2018, in the Annual Conference on Future of Learning, held at IIM Bangalore. It was well attended by academics, corporate, and research scholars from all over the country.
  • Invited to the ‘Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers-Towards Enhancing Quality of Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Colleges’ as a Resource Person to give a talk on the topic ‘Recent trends in teaching and learning’ on December 19, 2017, organized by St. Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Mysore. More than 100 faculty members participated in the workshop.
  • Invited to judge the Quality Control Circles annual competition on 18 December 2017, organized by M/s Rane (Madras) Limited, Mysore, in their production plant, wherein five teams participated.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "The Adoption of Lean Principles and Practices: Transforming Human Resources Delivery System Model" submitted to the International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), published by Inderscience Publishers.
  • Invited by Rane (Madras), Mysore division, to judge Quality Improvement Teams’ (QIT) annual projects that are shortlisted for final round presentation for the President’s Award QIT competition. Eight teams participated and the top three teams were recommended.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Workplace Spirituality: Insights From The Bhagavad Gita" submitted to the International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), Inderscience Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Case-Method Teaching: Advantages and Disadvantages in Organizational Training" submitted to the Journal of Management Development, Emerald Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Acted as the resource person for a module on Literature Review as a part of Two Days Workshop on Research Methodology organized for the research scholars of JSS University, numbering around 110, and held at SJCE premises on 18 & 19 November 2017.
  • Acted as the resource person for four sessions during the One Day Workshop on Research and Publications, organized for the research scholars of different universities, numbering around 30, and held at SDM IMD premises on 19 November 2017. 
  • Reviewed the manuscript ID TQM-10-2017-0115 entitled "TQM implementation in 3PL organizations vs. organizations with in-house logistics department. A literature review" submitted to The TQM Journal, which is an Emerald publication and Scopus indexed. 
  • Reviewed the manuscript entitled "Analyzing the feedback structure of production defect management" submitted to The TQM Journal - which is from Emerald publishing and Scopus indexed. 
  • Invited to deliver a talk on “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” at St. Philomena’s College, Mysuru on June 1, 2017.
  • Acted as member of Assessment Council for the assessment of candidates working in the Technology Development and Transfer Board, CFTRI, Mysore, on 27 April 2017.
  • Acted as Examiner for the final viva - voce of Ph.D. under VTU by a faculty member of NMAIT, Nitte, DK District, on 21 April 2017. The Ph.D. thesis pertains to research conducted on quality initiatives and quality awards.
  • Conducted two sessions at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore, on 20 April 2017,  for the MBA students on the topic “MBA and Beyond” and for the faculty members on the topic “Research and Innovation”.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on “Business plan and project appraisal” to the participants of Entrepreneurship Development Program on Food Processing Industry, organized by CFTRI, Mysore, on 17 April 2017.

Dr. M.R. Suresh
PGDRM & Ph.D
Professor - Marketing
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  • In the Editorial Board of IUP Journal for Brand Management (peer reviewed journal indexed in Cabell’s Directory).
  • Invited panellist for a Discussion on Infrastructure and Sustainable Development as part of the National Conference, January 2018, at Basudev Somani College, Mysore.
  • Delivered an invited talk on the theme, Skilling Students and Improving Teaching Effectiveness, Through New Innovative Approaches, December 2017 jointly organized by Higher Education Forum and IBA, Bangalore.
  • Was an external reviewer for Ph D thesis on Consumer Behaviour focusing on conspicuous consumption for a leading university in South India.
  • Offered an extended session as an invited talk on Getting Started in an Enterprise as part of Student Development Program at National Institute of Engineering, Mysore on November 4, 2017.
  • Presented a paper on Strengthening Character Competence and Role of Leadership (this was from a strategic perspective) at the International Conference on Advances in Leadership and Management held at IBA Bangalore on Sept 5- 6, 2017. (This was based on our Chairman Dr Heggadejis Leadership over the years The external reviewer from a leading European had sent very positive comments on the same and the organisers kindly forwarded the same to me)
  • Participated in the One-Day Round Table on Monday 28th August, 2017 on ‘National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF): An interactive session.’ At Welingkar’s Institute of Management at Bangalore.
  • Attended the one-day program Blended MOOC program at IIMB on July 22, 2017. Due to intervention from the course coordinator I was included in the group on the theme on Designing strategy courses using blended MOOC. 
  • External Adjudicator for M Phil thesis defence on a topic relating to Brand Management for a leading university in South India, April 2017.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Invited to join the Editorial Board of International journal of Sociology and Anthropology (IJSA). IJSA is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by Academic Journals www.academicjournals.org. It commenced publication in May 2009 as a monthly publication.
    Please visit http://www.academicjournals.org/IJSA for more information on IJSA.
  • Member of the Review Board of  IIGI global.com ( e editorial discovery) &  reviewed an article for the journal titled- “Formal and No Formal Skills of a Psychologist”. 
  • Invited to review an article for the International journal IJSA.
  • Reviewed the manuscript entitled "Role of US in Afghanistan’s Narcotic Dilemma" submitted to the International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Attended the International Conference on Management & Behavioural Sciences (IC17Italy Conference), at Rome, Italy, 1-3 July 2017. Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta has delivered the special felicitation address on “Choosing the Right People on the Job” and also presented a joint paper on"Managing stress at workplace: A study on nurses in private hospitals in Mysore and Bangalore”.
  • Was invited as Key note speaker and Guest of Honor at. International Conference on Management & Behavioural Sciences (IC17Italy Conference), SDMIMD and Global Business Research, Italy, July 1-3, 2017 organized by Global Business Research Journal
  • Invited to review papers by International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (IJSA).International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (IJSA) is a peer reviewed open access journal. The journal is published monthly and covers all areas of the subject.IJSA has an h5-index of 8 on Google Scholar Metrics.
  • Attended evening talk on Management education held at ISTD chapter Mysore in the month of June 2017. 

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
M.A. in HRM, GradIPD & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Paper setter in the MBA program, offered by Siddaganga Institute of Technology, affiliated to VTU. 
  • Invited as the resource person for a Technical Session, during the National Seminar on "New Horizon and Innovation in Business and Management", in Maharani's Women Commerce and Management College", on February 19, 2018. She delivered a topic on "HRM and Organizational Sustainability".
  • Established the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), Mysuru Chapter, as the Founding Chairperson. 
  • Evaluated the PhD Thesis (on the broad area of Emotional Competency and Transformational Leadership) and attended the PhD Viva, as the External Examiner for the Jain University, Bangalore . 
  • Worked as a part of the Editorial Committee of the annual magazine, published by the Innovative Forum of HR Associates (IFHA), the first ever online HR group of Mysore & Bangalore industries.
  • Attended the International Conference on Management & Behavioural Sciences (IC17Italy Conference), at Rome, Italy, 1-3 July 2017. Dr. Mousumi was the expert in the Panel discussion on "Innovative Instructional Strategies! Emerging trends!” and also presented a joint paper on "Managing stress at workplace: A study on nurses in private hospitals in Mysore and Bangalore”.

Prof. Prasad S.N.
BE, ME, PGDM, MDBA
Professor - Strategy & General Management
  • Delivered the Special Address at the CII Southern Zone Workshop on- “Redesigning and Restructuring the Higher Education Management Programs in India" held at SDMIMD, Mysore on 24-25 January 2018
  • Participated in the Objective Setting session conducted by Mr Ravinder Bhan, a reputed corporate achiever on 20 January 2018 at Spring Board, Bengaluru.
  • Participated in the MBA Junction education fairs held by Career Launcher at Bhubaneswar and Kolkata on 13 & 14 January 2018 respectively, which saw over 200 student visits to the SDMIMD admissions stall
  • Prof Prasad SN, Chairperson-Admissions held an admission promotion session on MBA/PGDM entrance exams, application process for the SDMIMD PGDM 2018-20 admissions for the degree Final Year students of the SDM Degree College, Ujire and SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore on 15 Dec 2017.  Over 200 students at Ujire and approximately 70 students at Mangalore attended the event and interacted with Prof Prasad.  Prof Prasad was assisted by Mr Rajshekar. Library Staff SDMIMD.
  • 'India's group behaviour and team working' was the session delivered by Prof. S.N. Prasad, Professor - Strategy and General Management, at British University in Dubai (BUiD) to the MBA students.
  • Conducted 2 numbers of one hour Knowledge Sessions for the MBA/PGDM aspirants at NOIDA and Delhi along with Prof L Gandhi on 3 September 2017.  A total of 84 students attended the sessions.  
  • Prof Prasad SN was invited as a delegate at the Indian Management Conclave (IMC 2017), hosted by MBA Universe, a student portal and the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), NOIDA, held on 04-05 August 2017, was attended by the directors of more than 10 IIMs in India, the Chairmen of the AICTE, NBA.  International representatives of the EFMD, AACSB along with several other private organizations involved in the management programme accreditation processes also attended the program.  Dr Raman Roy, Chairman of NASSCOM and Dr Janat Shah, Director IIM, Udaypur, the current Chair for the AICTE committee on ranking of B Schools,  were key speakers during the course of the program.

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
M.Sc., MDBA & Ph.D
Associate Professor - Systems
  • Was felicitated by the Jayalakshmi Kodava Association, Mysore on November 19, 2017 for having been chosen for the Outstanding Teaching award by Shanghai University.
  • Helped undergraduates from less privileged backgrounds to understand how to prepare and face an interview. Conducted mock interviews for 30 students on June 11, 2017  Mysore. These students are beneficiaries of the Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore
  • Was invited as a guest speaker at Spoorthi, a motivational camp for undergraduates conducted by the Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore; Addressed undergraduate students on the topic of public speaking and interview skills on June 9, 2017

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj
MCA, M.Phil
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Interview was published on BAI, Europe’s website -
    http://www.baieurope.com/minhaj_bridging_skills_gap_data_analytics
    In the interview, he has expressed his views about bridging the skills gap in data analytics domain.
  • Attended CII IT Conference held on 9 February 2018 at Radisson Blu, Mysuru. The theme of the conference was “Mysuru: The Next Tech Startup Capital of Karnataka.
  • Resource person for a capacity-building workshop conducted on 19 December 2017 at St. Philomena's College, Mysuru. The workshop was organised as part of St. Philomena's academic quality enhancement initiative and the topics covered during the sessions included Technology Trends changing the landscape of Education, Information Harvesting for academic content development and technology tools/techniques for effective teaching.
  • Delivered a talk on 'Effective Use of Google' with focus on filters and operators available in simple and advanced search along with Google Scholar to effectively communicate with Google. The talk was held at KVS – ZIET campus and was organized as part of the National Library Week Celebration (November 14-20, 2017)
  • Attended a Master-class on Business Analytics organized by Data Center and Analytics Lab (DCAL), IIM, Bangalore on 14 October 2017.
  • Was the Chief Guest for the Librarians Day Celebration at JSS University, Mysuru held on 8th September 2017. He delivered a talk on Techniques for harvesting information from the Web.

Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi
BE(Mech), EGMP
Associate Professor - Operations
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  • As certified assessor of  CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence award participated in assessment under  large corporation category for 2017 awards and asessed RPG Raychem as a panel member of the assessment team from 1st to 7th Oct 2017.

 
Dr. M. Sriram
MBA, FCMA, M.Com, MPhil, Ph D
Assistant Professor - Finance
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  • Served as an external examiner for the Research Advisory Committee(RAC) meeting  to monitor the progress of Research Scholars at School of Management, Presidency University,Bengaluru on 10 February 2018.
  • Was invited as Chief Guest for a  panel discussion on Union Budget 2018-19 at JSS College of Arts, Science and Commerce on 9 February 2018.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on 'Capital Budgeting-Concepts,Issues and Techniques' at School of Management and Commerce, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS), Peenya Campus on 16 December 2017.
  • Presented a paper on ​​'Do Firm Specific Characteristics and Industry Classification Corroborate Voluntary Disclosure of Financial Ratios:An Empirical Investigation of S&P CNX 500​​ ​​Companies ​'​at ​ICOM 2017 organised by College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University,Abu Dhabi jointly with Asian Academy of Management, Hong Kong on 19 and 20 November 2017.​
  • Served as a Chairperson for a t​rack​ session at ​ICOM 2017​ ​organised by College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University,Abu Dhabi jointly with Asian Academy of Management, Hong Kong on 19 and 20 November 2017​
  • Served as an external examiner and conducted the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting to finalize the course work for Ph D scholars at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on 24 October 2017.
  • Conducted a knowledge session on 'Basics of Stock Market' for MBA aspirants at Career Launcher, Vishakapatnam on 23 September 2017.
  • Conducted a knowledge session on 'Key Economic terms' for MBA aspirants at Career Launcher, Raipur on 22 September 2017.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on 'Foreign Exchange Risk Management and Special Financing Vehicles'' at Department of Commerce, PG Centre, Vidyavardhaka College, Mysuru on 26 April 2017.

Dr. Srilakshminarayana.G
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Quantitative Methods
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  • Attended a three day workshop-cum seminar commemorating 75 years of teaching M.Sc. statistics course- February 8, 2018 to February 10, 2018, organized by Department of Studies in Statistics, University of Mysore.
  • Delivered at talk at ICSSR sponsored “Regional level research methodology workshop for SC/ST Research scholars” held at University of Mysore, Mysore on February 2, 2018.
  • Invited to conduct a session on “Testing the reliability of the questionnaire”, on February 2, 2018, during the Research methodology workshop for research scholars in social sciences, organized by University of Mysore.
  • Review a paper titled “On inequalities for values of first jumps of distribution functions and Holder's inequality. Statist. Probab. Lett. 126 (2017)”, for American Mathematical Society, January 2018.
  • Conducted a session for the Mechanical students of Vidyavardhaka College of engineering on “Queueing theory and its applications” on 17 November 2017
  • Reviewed a paper titled “Modelling and Forecasting Inflation Rate in Kenya Using SARIMA and Holt-Winters Triple Exponential Smoothing” for American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics.
  • Reviewed two Chapters of the book titled “COMPLETE BUSINESS STATISTICS” for McGraw Hill Education India (Private) Limited.
  • Reviewed a paper titled “Extremal properties of one-dimensional Cauchy-type measures” for American Mathematical Society.
  • Invited to be as an examiner for Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, School of Post-Graduate, Studies Coimbatore and evaluated the thesis titled “A Study on Value Chain Analysis of Moringa in Tiruppur District”.
  • Conducted knowledge sessions for the students of Career Launcher at Hyderabad on “Skills corporate look for in a B-school Student”.
  • Resource person for a one day workshop conducted by Department of Studies in Commerce and Vidyavardhaka Research Foundation on “Exploring Research Avenues”. Conducted a session on “Statistical methods and their role in research”.

Prof. Jayakrishnan S 
Bsc, PGDM, PGCAM & PR, FPM (NITIE)
Assistant Professor - Marketing
  • Reviewed the manuscript entitled “The Cement Number Game: A Teaching Case”  submitted to the CASE Journal  (Emerald).
  • Was invited by British University in Dubai (BUiD) to deliver the sessions on Consumer Learning, Persuasion and Marketing strategy, Planning and Business Models to BUiD MBA Students. Prof. Jayakrishnan's visit during October 15-16, 2017, is the part of Student-Faculty exchange program between SDMIMD and BUiD.
  • Reviewed the research paper entitled Extrinsic Cues, Perceived Quality, and Purchase Intention on Private Labels submitted to the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics (APJML) which is Scopus indexed and ABDC (B journal). 
  • Reviewed the manuscript entitled “The Employee Walkout at MARKET BASKET: Was the Negotiation Effective?”  submitted to The CASE Journal.

Dr. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Assistant Professor - Economics
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  • Chaired a technical session on Social Entrepreneurship and Rural Economy at the National Conference on "Rural Opportunity: An Unexplored Terrain"  on 24 February 2018 organised by SDM Post Graduate Centre for Management Studies and Research, Mangalore. 
  • Invited as resource person to a panel discussion on Banking Consolidation : A Tool for Stabilisation & Digitisation at Vidhyavardhaka First Grade College, Mysore on 14 October 2017. This event was part of the Conference on  “Consolidation of Banking Sector in India: Charting the Future”. 
  • Reviewed a research paper titled "Rural Credit Delivery in India: Structural Constraints and Corrective Measures" for Global Business Research Journals.  
  • Presented a research paper on the topic "What Drives Growth in India– Consumption Spending or Investment? An Exploratory Study" in the Thirteenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking organised by Global Business Research at Singapore on August 4-5, 2017 and invited as a panelist to the panel discussion on the topic "Creative thinking and problem-solving skills - How to teach these skills to our students?"

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • Invited as a judge to select the Best HR Manager of SAPIENTIA-18, A National level management fest organized by Sapient First Grade College, Mysore on March 17, 2018.
  • Chaired a session in the National conference, on 'Trends and Prospects in Banking and Financial Markets', organized by JSS Center for Management Studies during 15-16, December, 2017.   
  • Panel member in the panel discussion on "Choosing specializations in MBA" organized by IMS, Patna on 6 December 2017.
  • Presented a paper on "Student Retention practices - A key yardstick to measure B-School’s teaching and Training efficiency- An Indian Scenario presentation" in ACBSP Region (10) conference organized at SDMIMD, Mysuru during 15-16, November, 2017.
  • Attended two-day CII National Higher Education Conclave 2017 at Coimbatore during 1-2 December 2017.
  • Attended a Faculty Development Program on "Innovative Approaches in Management Teaching" at IIM Kozhikode between September 11-16, 2017.
  • Conducted a knowledge session on MBA Specializations and their scope & Skill sets while hiring MBA students at Career Launcher, Jaipur center on 5 September 2017
  • Conducted a knowledge session on Case study Concepts and Discussions at Career Launcher, Agra center on 4 September 2017
  • Conducted knowledge sessions on Good Profile for a B-School- A B-School's Perspective at Career Launcher, NOIDA and Delhi centers on 3 September 2017 along with Prof. Prasad.
  • Was invited as a Panel member to discuss on "The Role of Technology in Education- Teachers' Perspectives" in the panel discussion held on August 1, 2017 at Coimbatore. The event was organized by Extramarks-an education technology solution provider and Dr. Nandagopal, Director, PSGIM, Coimbatore was the Guest of Honour. Over 120 educational institutions' Management members, Heads and Senior Teachers have participated in the program.
  • Conducted a training session for Range Forest Officers on Qualities of effective employees on May 25, 2017 at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysore.
  • Conducted a training session for Range Forest Officers on Motivation on May 29, 2017 at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysore.
  • Conducted team building activities for over 200 police officials including IGP, SPs and Inspectors of Mysuru range on July 5, 2017 at IGP's office, Mysore.

Prof. Kannadas S 
MBA, M.Phil, FDP (IIM K), FDP (IISc)
Assistant Professor - Finance
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  • Conducted knowledge sessions on Critical Interview Handling at Career Launcher, Varanasi center on September 17, 2017
  • Conducted a knowledge session on Critical Interview handling and What not to expect from a commendable B-School at Career Launcher, Lucknow centers on September 16, 2017
  • Conducted a knowledge session on GST and Monetary policy of India at Career Launcher, Kanpur center on September 15, 2017
  • Conducted team building activities for over 200 police officials including IGP, SPs and Inspectors of Mysuru range on July 5, 2017 at IGP's office, Mysore.