Workshop

Workshop on Business Analytics

SDMIMD in collaboration with ESC Pau Business School, France, organised a 3-Day Workshop on Business Analytics for the students of SDMIMD during October 3-5, 2016.  The workshop brought in perspectives on international and interdisciplinary dimensions to the elective course ‘Business Intelligence’ in PGDM Program. Dr. Lee Schlenker, Professor of Information Systems at the ESC Pau Business School, France, was the resource person, and it was coordinated by Prof. Mohamed Minhaj from SDMIMD. Apart from discussions on working in the Digital Economy and transforming data into Business Intelligence for effective business decisions, the workshop also exposed the participants to Visual Analytics using SAS, which is an analytics platform widely used by the corporate world. 

Pre Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance

Dr. SSS. Kumar (Dean Academics) and Professor-Finance, Accounting and Control, IIM Kozhikode addressed the gathering on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance’. During the inaugural session, Dr.Kumar focussed on ‘Microstructure of Financial Markets’ and how research could be undertaken by the academic fraternity. Dr.M.Sriram, Conference Chair delivered a talk on ‘Time Series Analysis’. The session highlighted on the types of secondary data used in finance research, issues relating to usage of secondary data and tools to resolve them. The panel discussion on ‘Empirical Research in Finance- Topics, Analysis  and Models’ was spearheaded by Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director and Professor-Finance, SDMIMD and  the panel members  addressed various facets of teaching, research and publications in Finance and Accounting. Dr.Amitha Sehgal, visiting faculty, Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai spoke on ‘Research Ideas in Banking’ and suggested few contemporary issues surrounding banking sector. The valedictory session was addressed by Mr.S.S.Bhandare, Advisor, Tata Strategic Management Group, Mumbai, who gave a pep talk on ‘Reflections of Monetary Policy in India’. 
 
The workshop organized as a part of 5th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking scheduled on August 19 & 20, 2016 was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair welcomed the gathering and presented the theme of the workshop. 

Workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Considering that public speaking is one of the most important skills for educators, which is put to test each day, a one-day workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills was organzied for educators on July 29, 2016 at SDMIMD. Participants were taken through sessions that enabled them to understand the mechanics of speaking. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy resource person of the workshop provided inputs on how to sustain interest and how to effectively handle questions. The workshop was well received by the participants. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the institute inaugurated the workshop. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the participants.

Workshop on Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence Workshop by Dr. T. Kanti Srikantaiah, Visiting Professor, Maryland's iSchool of US, conducted on June 30 & July 1, 2016 at SDMIMD was a knowledge enriching and inspiring session for the students. It not only gave insights on the competitive intelligence basics viz. related terminologies, models, tools, but also the role of CI in organizations and its significance in today's dynamically changing, competitive business world. 
 
The seminar became more interesting as well as challenging with the help of hands on assignments and case studies' discussions,where students have applied conceptual frameworks and used various tools to analyze given scenario. Altogether it was a highly interactive,practice-oriented and knowledge gaining session.

2-Day Workshop on Research Methodology

Dr. S.G. Prapulla, Chief Scientist & Head, Microbiology and Fermentation Technology Dept. CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, was the Chief Guest of the valedictory program of the 2- Day Research Methodology workshop scheduled during June 10 & 11, 2016. In her brief address, Dr. Prapulla appreciated the participants for taking up the research projects, and suggested that research improves their ability  to make an impression in their field. She informed the participants about the fellowships available, particularly to the women researchers. She also gave several tips about research work and encouraged the participants to do sustain their research activities and enrich the field. The participants interacted well with the Chief Guest and received valuable inputs from her.
 
Dr. Sunil, the Program Coordinator, prosed a vote of thanks and Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean -Academics, presented a memento to the distinguished Chief Guest.

Workshop on New Directions in HRM Tools and Techniques

A One-day Pre Conference Workshop on ‘New directions in HRM tools and techniques’ was organized at SDMIMD on December 3, 2015. The workshop was designed to provide a general overview on contemporary tools and techniques in the field of Human Resource Management and covered contemporary topics, such as, emotionally intelligent leadership, IT is managing HR, Data analysis in HRM, and, Quality tools in people management. The workshop attracted nominations from various educational institutions and corporate. 
 
Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Prof. Mohamed Minhaj, Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi, and, Dr. Srilakshminarayana, G. conducted the workshop sessions. The workshop organized as part of 4th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” scheduled on December 4 & 5, 2015, was coordinated by Dr. Sunil M.V.

ESIC Workshop held at SDMIMD

Dealing with people, understanding their needs and attitudes, and catering to their requirements, while remaining within the purview of the rules and regulations, are the key to success, especially for Organizations like ESI, which is a multi-dimensional social system, tailored to provide socio-economic protection to worker population and immediate dependents or family.  These issues have been addressed in a full-day Soft Skills Training Program, conducted by SDMIMD Mysore for ESI Officials, on September 26, 2015.
In this interactive program, significant topics, like Self-Confidence, Team Work, Motivation, Time Management, Communication Skills and Relationship Management have been discussed.  The Training Program was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD.  Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, he addressed the participants and highlighted on the importance of Soft Skills training in all areas for effective delivery implementation of Programmes in Government, Private NGO’s and Educational Institutions.  The other officials present were Sri V. Dasu, Director – Training/South Zone, ZTI, ESIC, Sri R. Raju, Deputy Director, SRO, ESIC, Mysore and Sri C.V. Sridhar, Manager-Administration, SDMIMD, Mysore.
Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Professor and Chairman, RCMS SDMIMD, has been the Coordinator and Faculty Resource of the Program.  Dr. Mousumi Sengupta and Prof. S.N. Prasad were the other Faculty Members for the Program.  39 ESI Officials participated in this program.

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Workshop on Managing Knowledge in Project

‘Knowledge Management (KM) streamlines customer service through response, products, and services. Knowledge Management increases the ROI in projects, promotes collaboration, collective wisdom and experience’ said Dr. Taverekere Srikantaiah, Professor, iSchool, University of Maryland, during the ‘Workshop on Managing Knowledge in Project’ organized on August 6, 2015. He touched upon the concept of Knowledge Management and managing in a project. He said knowledge is a combination of Tacit, Explicit, Structural Capital and Social Capital. When it is associated with business strategies it will improve market conditions. Dr. Srikantaiah argued that technology alone cannot change behavior. The workshop was attended by the second year PGDM SDMites with Systems specialization. 

Workshop on Business Analysis

‘The Business Analysis understands the business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals’ thus said Mr. Natesh K. from Software Paradigms International (SPI), the resource person for the workshop on IT Business Analysis organized for the Final Year PGDM Program students of Systems Specialization on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The workshop touched upon understanding business analysis, roles & responsibilities of business analyst and the different approaches for business analysis. The speaker also introduced the techniques for documentation, requirement handling and presentation. The comparison between the project manager and business analyst was also presented during the workshop.