Orientation Program

Orientation Program for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

An Orientation Week for the students of the incoming batch of PGDM 2017-19 will commence from June 14, 2017. A series of  lectures are organized throughout the week. The lecture series from prominent speakers is designed in manner that will bring in a lot of industry expertise and experience, for the students to assimilate and take advantage of. 
 
Other than the expert lectures, information sharing sessions are slotted in the schedule over the week for the students which covers the practicalities availing the student support services and the transition to postgraduate study. 
 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2016-18

A week long orientation programme for the new batch of PGDM 2016-18 was organized at SDMIMD from 16th June, 2016.  Inaugurating the program on Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Director of the institute, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman briefed the students about the present scenario and the changing trends in the Indian market and the need for latest technology adaptations to face the upcoming global challenges. He called upon the young managers to make best use of the SDMIMD academic and service infrastructure facilities in moulding themselves in becoming successful entrepreneurs / leaders and face the global challenge.
Speaking on the occasion the Deputy Director Dr. H. Gayathri called upon the students to have a dream of high aspiration. Sincerity, commitment, hard work are required to achieve the goal.
 
Dr R. Jagadeesh, Dean-Academics, briefed the new batch of 2016-18 about the academic system including course orientation and grading. The batch has the representation of 20 States from India and One student from Nepal. Prof. S.N. Prasad delivered the welcome address and later gave a brief overview of life at SDMIMDThe week-long programme will conclude on June 23, 2016.

‘Passion’ is the Mantra for Success

On June 18, 2015 a life timer at TCS, Ms. Anjana K.R., General Manager – HR, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bengaluru, gave a perspective of TCS as an organization and shared her views on what it takes to succeed as a professional. Ms. Anjana had an interactive session during which she articulated the skills and abilities management graduates should have to succeed in the workplace. Ms. Anjana emphasized that to be valuable in corporate life we should follow our passion.

Learning from Success Stories

Mr. Sunil D.A.G. Kutty, Head – HR, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, delivered the invited talk on ‘SFB – Managing Transition @ Ujjivan’ on June 18, 2015 at the Institute auditorium. Mr. Sunil shared the success story of Ujjivan with the PGDM 2015-17 attending the Orientation Lecture Series 2015. The students were able to amalgamate the best practices of Ujjivan in this lecture. Decentralized management team, strong corporate governance, geographically diversified business with localized management, robust risk Management, strong IT enabled (backed), excellent relationship with investors, good ROI, good relationship with local Regulators & Administration, are some of the areas touched upon by Mr. Sunil during his talk. 

‘Think Big’ says Mr. Ram Mohan from Mindtree

Mr. Ram Mohan, EVP and Head (IMS & EIM Services), Mindtree Ltd., Bengaluru, gave an engaging talk on “Lessons from his Life experiences” on June 18, 2015. With examples from industry and his own life, Mr. Ram articulated and stressed that the students should take ownership, be passionate, work hard, work professionally and unsupervised. Further, he advised the young minds to ‘Think Big’ and have tenacity of purpose to succeed in life. 

Talk on ‘Indian Society in Transition’

Prof. A.V Narasimhamurthy, Eminent Historian and Chairman, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Mysuru, gave glimpses of Indian Society in Transition from 17th Century to the Digital World, during his talk organized on June 18, 2015 at the Institute auditorium. In his talk, Prof. Narasimhamurthy, linked the parallel areas of history and management; and seamlessly integrated the concepts of Management topic with that of history. The historian advised the students to stay focused and said, hardwork and perseverance will help to achieve many things in life.

Workshop on Competency Skills for Young Managers

 
‘Viewing things in multiple angles and crystallizing thoughts will help to face the competitive world and develop the ability to manage risk’ thus said Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Global Head - Talent Transformation, BPO/KPO, Wipro Corporation, Bengaluru, during the workshop on “Emerging Competency requirement in the global environment” organized as a part of Orientation Program on June 17, 2015 for the new batch of PGDM 2015-17. 
Giving tips for placement preparation he said ‘to be the best and brutal in competition and winners all the way’. Further, he advised SDMites to get equipped with the thorough basic knowledge of all the key subjects and to develop the ability to present to groups; and how these can make a big difference at their workplace. Mr. Kamath also touched upon HR Analytics.