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August 2017 Edition  
Campus News
6th Edition of International Finance Conference
‘Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has a pivotal role in operational and strategy formulation, the position demonstrate important part in the leadership structure across the globe’ thus said Mr. Viju Parameshwar, Former President & CEO, Kluber Lubrication India Private Ltd., in this keynote address on the topic “Role of CFO in a Manufacturing Company” during the inaugural session the 6th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking on August 18, 2017.

Mr. Kesavan Venugopalan, Group CFO, Narayana Health, distinguished speaker for the inaugural session delivered talk on the topic “Finance – A Long Haul”. Mr. Kesavan highlighted as to how Finance as a function has gone through a rigorous change in the backdrop of changing economic scenario of the country. The speaker also highlighted the opportunities and challenges in the Health Care Industry and the role of finance and strategy in successfully managing a health care hospital. Read More>

Foundation Day Lecture 2017
“India is a sea of opportunities and there is no reason to state that India does not have a future. In view of conserving our democratic system, hero worship should not be encouraged”, thus opined Shri. TS Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, during the talk delivered at SDMIMD on August 22, 2017. The talk was organized to commemorate the Foundation Day of the Institute. Read More>

Pre Conference Workshop On Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking
Mr. S.N. Ananthasubramaniam, Past President, ICSI, New Delhi and Senior Partner in M/S Ananthasubramaniam & Co, inaugurated the One-day Pre-Conference Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking on 17th August, 2017. The inaugural session by Mr. Ananthasubramaniam focussed on nuances of Corporate Governance norms and its mechanism in companies listed in stock exchanges. Read More>
Singapore Conference
Thirteenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organised by Global Business Research, Dubai in association with SDM IMD, Mysore on August 4-5, 2017 at Singapore. Prof. A. Seetharaman, Dean-Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus inaugurated the conference and delivered keynote address. In his talk, Prof. Seetharaman focussed on demystifying the practical utility and efficiency of Keynes’ theoretical framework on GDP identity. The conference was attended by the delegates from countries including China, United Kingdom, Srilanka, Taiwan, Turkey, India, Kenya and South Africa. Dr. Elango Rengasamy, the Conference Director delivered the introductory talk and welcomed delegates to the conference. Dr. B. Venkatraja, Faculty – SDM IMD, Mysore proposed the vote of thanks. The two- day conference was packed with events like technical sessions, panel discussion, interactive session and paper presentation sessions.
Intra-College Debate 2017
The first round of the Intra-College Debate Championship 2017 was held on August 21, 2017. The motion of the debate was “Women Reservation in corporate sector”. It was a heated debate where the four sets of participants strongly placed their arguments in front of an enthusiastic student gathering. Director Dr. N.R Parasuraman gave introductory remarks and encouraged the students and participants. The event was judged by Prof L. Gandhi and Prof. Prasad S.N. The event was organized by the Debate Committee of SDMIMD – DebCom.
Visit of Mr. Jeffrey Alderman, President, ACBSP
Mr Jeffrey Alderman, President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), USA, visited the Institute on Thursday, August 31, 2017. SDMites had an opportunity to hear from the ACBSP President and interact. Read More>
71st Independence Day Celebration
Dr. G. Srilakshminarayana, Faculty, SDMIMD, hoisted the Tri-Colour during the 71st Independence Day Celebration and addressed the gathering. Dr. Srilakshminarayana recalled the sacrifices of freedom fighters and shared the dreams they have for future India. Quoting from the published source he said “a nation or society can be built if the citizens are built with right virtues” and called upon SDMites to achieve the same and march to build a bright society, which can be gifted to the future generations. Further, he appealed to the gathering to carry the virtues that were sown by the great leaders, teachers, parents and move forward to achieve the success to the heights but with depth in wisdom. Faculty & Staff Members and Students, joined the celebration. The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast.
SDMites participated in GRGC Program
SDMites participated in the Green Revolution Global Certification Program which is an initiative of International Center for Culture and Education (ICCE) under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being backed by United Nations and NASA. The students were involved in a certification course that gave exposure to causes of Climate Change, why should we care, and what can we do to slow down the change, on-ground activity involved plant-a-seed that promotes awareness for the cause of climate change. The program also included the introduction of planting the Beej-pencils as seeds for a Greener Tomorrow.
Upcoming Conferences 2017-18

Guests on Campus
Mr. Viju Parameshwar
Former President & CEO,
Kluber Lubrication India Private ltd, Bangalore
Mr. Kesavan Venugopalan
Group Chief Financial Officer
Narayana Health
Dr. Prasanna Chandra
Director-Centre for Financial Management,
Mr. S. N. Ananthasubramanian
Senior Partner of S N Ananthasubramanian & Co., Company Secretaries, Mumbai

Dr. Krishna Prasanna P
Associate Professor
Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
Dr. S.S.S Kumar
Indian Institute of Management,
Kohzhikode (IIM-K)
Mr. Manoj Pasangha
Senior Vice President &
Zonal Business Head,
Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited
Mr. Swaminathan Santhanam
Independent IT Solutions Consultant

Dr. Durga Prasad Samantaray
Associate Professor-Finance,
College of Business Administration,
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Mr. Pavan Kumar Kopparam
AVP – Investment Advisory
Entrust Family Office
Mr. Arjun Goutham
Mind Coach
Alumnus of Campus
Mr. Sanjay Somasundara
Deputy Vice President-Tamil Nadu
Kotak Mahindra Life
Ms. Sneh Thakur
Headi-Credit and Collections,
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Bangalore
Recent Publications by Faculty
  • Sriram, M. (2017). An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Exchange Exposure of CNX 100 Companies. International Journal of Financial Management, ISSN. 2229-5682, Vol. 7 (2), pp. 1-9.
  • Venkatraja, B. (2017). Demystifying Consumption – Savings Paradox : An Exploratory Study of Indian Case. Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (JEIEFB): An Online International Research Journa, ISSN: 2306-367X (Online), Vol.6 (2), pp. 2203-2214.
  • Venkatraja, B. (2017). What Drives Growth in India– Consumption Spending or Investment? An Exploratory Study. Thirteenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking, SDMIMD and Global Business Research, Singapore, August 4-5.
Faculty Outreach Activities
  • Dr. N.R. Parasuraman 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.
  • Dr. N.R. Parasuraman invited by Indian Institute of Management, Kohzikode (IIMK) for a course on Financial Derivatives. This course will be completed over 3 visits.
  • Dr. N.R. Parasuraman 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.
  • Dr. R. Jagadeesh 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.
  • Dr. Venkatraja 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 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.
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