Campus News

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. The talk introduced PGDM 2017-19 Batch to various aspects of business analytics and trends in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis.
 
The speaker demonstrated how linear programming and various other algorithms including solver, lindo and lingo programs helps managers to solve day-to-day problems faced by the organizations.
 
Dr. Mathirajan shared experience in the project carried out for Bangalore Mahanagara Transport Corporation (BMTC) on location planning and routing of various depos and bus stops for profit maximisation.

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.

Workshop on ‘How to succeed through Ph.D. Journey?’

 
“The award of Ph.D. is not an end of academic research journey. On the contrary,  it is the beginning of  the pursuit of findings to support decision-makers “thus said Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD during the inauguration of the workshop on ‘How to succeed through Ph.D. Journey?’ held on May 18, 2018.
 
Researchers should take the support of technological tools and rich resources available in the electronic database in bring out quality research. 
 
Expressing his concern on standards of research, the key resource person of the workshop Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor of Operations, SDMIMD, said that although the number of Ph.D. degrees awarded in the country has gone up in the recent times, the quality of research has notably gone down. Hence it is essential that the researchers focus on quality right from the beginning to ensure a valuable output from the Ph.D. program
 
The workshop focused on introducing the research etiquettes, identification of topics, research design and carrying out literature review. Research scholars from different universities in Karnataka and neighbouring states participated in the workshop. Dr. Sunil MV, Coordinator & Resource Person of the workshop, faculty members and staff present during the inaugural session. 

2-Day Pre-Course Workshop of BLCPM Program

Two-day Pre-course workshop of the course Blended Learning Certificate Program in Management (BLCPM) for the faculty of sister institutions of SDMIMD was conducted during May 18 & 19, 2018 at Mysuru in their campus. The BLCPM, a blended program having class sessions online as videos and face-to-face interactions was launched by SDMIMD, Mysuru in November 2017 on the TCS IoN platform. Participants of the BLCPM will now have to go through the online videos lessons and complete their assignments and test online in 12 weeks’ time. Post this they will be awarded a BLCPM certification jointly by SDMIMD and TCS IoN.

Ranked in Top 50 B-School by NHRDN B-School Survey

SDMIMD is ranked at the 36th position among the 52 top B Schools in India which includes the IIMs and others.  The ranking is based on the primary data collected in campus by the NHRDN team, supported by senior executives from the corporate and academicians.  SDMIMD has consolidated its position in parameters such as faculty quality, corporate linkages, placements and International accreditation.