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MDP on Creativity and Problem Solving
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A Management Development Program on Creativity and Problem Solving was successfully conducted on June 7, 2018 for the benefit of participants from the N. Ranga Rao & Sons group from Mysore. The participants represented different functional areas like Marketing, Operations, Information Technology, Finance, and Supply Chain Management, under the group. Mr. Dinesh. C, Vice President – HR of the NRR Group was also present during the sessions and encouraged the participants to take up problems related to the participants’ functional area and develop solutions. The main faculty for the program was Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor, Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques, SDMIMD, who conducted four sessions covering different aspects of creativity and problem solving. The sessions discussed the concepts and theoretical aspects of creativity, developing the ability to think differently, finding solutions through creative techniques, and also involved hands-on exercises and games, along with solving puzzles. All these activities stimulated the participants who later in the day developed solutions for their department related problems, using a systematic procedure as given in the worksheet. The participants expressed their satisfaction and appreciation through their feedback at the end of the program.

FDP on “R” in Research
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The recent technological advances have increased a teacher’s responsibility in getting trained in specific tools for analysing the data. ‘R’ is one such tool that helps the researcher to analyse the data with ease. Due to its popularity, it has become important for academia to learn it in detail. To address this training need a 2-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "R" in Research was offered to on June 14 & 15, 2018 at SDMIMD.

The FDP focused on training the participants in R and also on steps to be adopted by faculty and students in using R for research and publications. Hands-on sessions introduced feature available in R to the participants.

Dr. Srilakshminarayana was the resource person for the programme.
Prize in Aarohan Marketing Event
Mr. Nandan C. Jog and Mr. Pratik Tripathy of PGDM 2017-19 won 2nd Place in Aarohan Management Fest - Marketing Event, organized by BNM Management College, Bengaluru, held during April 27 & 28, 2018.

1st Place in Trading Competition

​Mr. Tarun B. Talreja of PGDM 2017-19, won First place in Trading Competition held during April 30, 2018 to May 7, 2018, organized by J Wings, Bangalore. The prize included a cash award of $400 and certificate.

Faculty Outreach Activities in June 2018
Dr. R. Jagadeesh 
BE, ME, Ph. D
Dean - Academics & Professor - Operations
  • 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.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • 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. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Assistant Professor - Economics
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  • 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.

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • As a Panel Member, attended the CII Mysuru Chapter's HR/IR Panel meeting on June 14, 2018.
Orientation Program for PGDM 2018-20 Batch
The new batch of PGDM 2018-20 were welcomed to the SDMIMD family on July 4, 2018. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute delivered the welcome address. This was followed by the inaugural address by Prof. S Prabhakar, Secretary of SDME Trust, Ujre.

Week-Long Orientation lectures for these students are scheduled from July 4 to 11, 2018. Special talks will be delivered by: Mr. Sid Mookerji, CEO Silicon Rd Ideation Labs Pvt. Ltd., Mysore; Mr. Markus Pfefferer, Managing Director Ducker Worldwide Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore; Dr. R. Indira, Ex- Professor Department of Studies in Sociology University of Mysore, Mysore; Mr. Edwin Moses, Group Vice President Oracle, Bangalore; Mr. M.L. Krishnaswami, Chartered Engineer and Structural Consultant, Mysore; Mr. D.R. Nagaraj, CEO: NMS HR Solutions, Bangalore; Mr. Ravi Bardia, Assistant Product Manager, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Bangalore; Dr. Chandrasekhar S, Senior Professor and Chairman Centre of Excellence – Business Analytics IFIM Business School, Bangalore; Mr. Pankil Sanghvi, Partner Tax & Regulatory Services BDO India LLP, Bangalore; Dr. Mitheleshwar Jha, Pro-Vice Chancellor Jain University Bangalore & Mr. Srihari .S, Director- Human Resources Indegene, Bangalore.

Apart from this, introductory sessions about various services and activities are scheduled to assist the freshers in achieving a smooth transition into the B-school environment.

In keeping with the avowed objective of imbibing social responsibility on to the students, they will go on a visit to Dharmasthala on July 22 & 23, 2018, where they will be able to see first hand, the various activities for the benefit of the poor, as well as have the privilege of meeting the Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade.

Further, special visits have been organized to social organizations in Mysore, to expose the students to a preliminary understanding of these activities.

Program Schedule
Business Landscape Program 2018
As in previous years, the second year students were welcomed back after their Summer Internship Projects with a week-long orientation called “Business Landscape".

To support the students and to make them ready for a corporate career, and to sensitize on general awareness topics of contemporary interest and also to the broad vistas of strategy and leadership a Week-long Business Landscape Course was designed and offered to the PGDM 2017-19 Batch. Separate sessions were conducted on analysis of companies and statistical techniques. Prof. S N Prasad, Professor, Strategy, SDMIMD, coordinated the program

The week-long program gave a platform to the young managers to get ready for the specialization and placement activities scheduled during the academic year. A second phase of this orientation is planned later in the academic year.
Invited talk on Trends in Business Analytics
Dr. Mathirajan, Faculty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, was the invited speaker for the Business Landscape Program session scheduled on June 11, 2018 at SDMIMD Auditorium. Read More>
Upcoming Conferences in 2018-19
7th International Conference on Finance, Accounting and Banking - September 7-8, 2018

4th International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development - Emerging Trends” -
November 23-24,2018

7th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace - December 14-15, 2018
Recent Faculty Publications
Neetu Ganapathy (2018). ERP at Anika Fragrances Pvt. Ltd.: Should we implement on the cloud?, Entrepreneurship and Management, ISSN Number: 2277-6850, Vol.7 (2), pp. 41-46.
Sriram M. (2018). Board characteristics and firm performance – a study of S & P BSE Sensex in India. Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting. Vol. 8 (3), ISSN(O): 1751-6455, ISSN(P): 1751-6447, pp.336-349.
Venkatraja, B. (2018). Testing the J-Curve Hypothesis: An Empirical Analysis for India. The Empirical Economics Letters, Vol.17 (5), ISSN (only print) 1681 8997, pp.587-595.
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