PGPM

Industry Visit to Toyota Kirloskar and Bosch

The study tour to two industries at Bidadi Industrial Area in Bangalore was organized by the Institute for the benefit of One-Year PGPM students. The PGPM students accompanied by course instructor Dr R. Jagadeesh and Chairperson of the program Prof. Malathi Sriram visited Toyota Kirloskar and Bosch on March 15, 2019. The industry visit started with the visit to Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Limited, Bangalore. SDMites were greeted by the staff and explained the safety rules to be followed. Later the students went through different manufacturing plants and understood the production of auto components used in the Toyota cars which are assembled in another plant. The VP Mr Baligar explained the safety and quality systems followed by the company. During the post-lunch session, the students visited the Bosch (Bidadi Unit) Company and were given details about the quality practices followed by the company. Mr Naveen the head of the QMS division explained about the quality practices in Bosch. The industry visits were very helpful to the students in relating the classroom interactions in the 'Strategic Quality Control (SQC)' course with the actual practice. It was a very good learning experience for the group.

Commencement of PGPM Program

 
‘There have been noticeable changes in the delivery of Management Education – Blended learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Part-Time, Distance and the conventional mode.  In all these the use of technology adoption can be seen vividly. said Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, said during the inaugural address of the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) at SDMIMD, Mysore.  He added that SDMIMD has launched the one-year PGPM to cater to the specific needs of aspirants.  Although the duration of the program is just one year compared to the nearly 2-year duration of the regular PGDM, the Institute seeks to make this as rigorous and instructive’.
 
Addressing the gathering Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, said ‘the one-year program is a packed presentation of managerial skills and knowledge for corporate life blended with academic rigor and international relevance, but is cultural of Indian ethos’.
 
Earlier, Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson of the program, welcomed the gathering and presented an overview on the genesis of the program and curriculum offering.
 
Faculty and staff members of the institute and the invites were present.