Campus News

SDMite Mr Vikas is 'Mr Integrity Model South India'

Mr J. Vikas of PGDM 2018-20 won the 'Mr Integrity Model South India' title and emerged as the runner-up in the Ranai Beauty Pageant 2019 competition held in Hassan during April 2019. Impressed by the performance of Mr Vikas in ramp walk, dance, Q&A rounds during the audition, the jury members selected him directly to the final round. Mr Vikas is also Mr NIEIT during his Engineering. 

Interactive Session on Product Management

On 22nd June 2019, SDMIMD organized an interactive session on ‘Product Management’ as a part of its Prerana – Alumni Lecture Series, with Mr. Rajnikanth Urs M.C., Regional Product Manager for Asia Pacific and Japan, HP Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., as the distinguished speaker.
 
‘Attitude, persistence, patience, the ability to understand the customers and present the right solutions are the core skill set required to be successful in the field’ thus said Mr. Rajinikanth Urs, while sharing his insights on qualities and skills that were instrumental in making him a successful product manager for Asia Pacific region at HP.
 
In his address, Mr. Urs spoke about Product Management and threw light on its different aspects which included, product life cycle, competitor analysing, customer requirement, identifying the gaps in the present market, planning for a product in terms of features and budget and further, deciding a plan to launch the same. 
 
The session was concluded with Mr. Urs addressing the queries raised by students with respect to the topic and pertaining to a career in Sales and Marketing.

MDP on Managing Difficult Customers

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A one-day Management Development Program (MDP) on 'Managing Difficult Customers' was held on June 21, 2019, at SDMIMD, Mysore. The program was designed for executives and managers who manage customers and academicians in the area of marketing.

The resource persons were Dr Mousumi Sengupta, Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management and Dr Sugant, Professor - Marketing. The sessions were planned to discuss the tools such as emotional intelligence in dealing with the customers, steps involved in complaint handling, relationship management, customer value and tools & strategies for service recovery. The sessions were driven through activities and exercises.

Earlier, Dr H. Gayathri, Deputy Director & Professor-Marketing, SDMIMD, inaugurated the program and opined that 'Customer is always right' and social media plays important role in reaching the customer and managing them. Dr Sunil MV, Coordinator, introduced the resource persons and presented the theme of the programme. 

Stakeholders Interaction on E-Waste Management

The IT Panel of CII, Mysuru had organized a Stakeholders Interaction on E-Waste Management at SDMIMD on 21 June 2019.  The objective of the meeting was to advocate the safe disposal of e-waste   and to devise an efficient and sustainable model for management of the e-waste generated in Mysuru. Mr. Shankar Prasad, Vertical Head of Excelsoft Technologies Pvt Ltd and convener IT Panel, welcomed the participants and coordinated the  program. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD made her opening remarks about the theme of the program. The program was presided by the chairman of CII Mysore,  Mr. Bhaskar Kalale.  Dr. A. Ramesh, Senior Environmental Officer, KSPCB, Bangalore presented the rules and regulations in E-Waste Management. Dr. P. M. Kulkarni, President of Bhageerath spoke about the issues and challenges related to e-waste management. Dr. Nagaraj, Health Officer, Mysore City Corporation, delivered the keynote address.  The program, which was attended by 90 delegates, concluded with an interactive session, moderated by members of CII IT Panel, Mr. Sudheer and Mr. Rakesh Babu. Mr. Raghava Lingegowda, Group Vertical Head, Theorem Inc., proposed the vote of thanks.

SDMIMD Director appointed to EPAS accreditation Board

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) has appointed Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDMIMD, Mysore as a member of the EFMD Program Accreditation System (EPAS) Board. The primary focus of the EFMD EPAS Board is to consider whether a programme meet the prescribed standards by evaluating the proposals along with Peer review reports presented to the Board for approval of accreditation status.
 
This is a prestigious appointment for SDMIMD in the sense that it is a recognition of the high standards that the Institute has been maintaining.  The words used in the EFMD website are “The EPAS Accreditation Board is composed of representatives of high profile organisations that are stakeholders in the quality improvement of management education”