2023-24

ESG talk by Sri K N Janardhana

Sri K N Janardhana, National Director for RSETIs at the National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs (NACER), Bengaluru, delivered a talk to ESG modular specialization students of the PGDM 2023-25 batch on October 10, 2023.

2nd batch FDP for Professors & Doctors of SDM Ayurveda College, Udupi

A two days Faculty Development Programme was conducted at SDM Ayurveda College, Udupi on 25th and 26th september 2023 for the 2nd batch of their Professors & Doctors. Following sessions were conducted by the faculty resource persons of SDMIMD during these two days:
 
  • Professional & Personal Goal setting,Communication & Presentation skills ,Time and Stress Management by Dr.L.Gandhi
  • Making your profession your passion,Team building & Leadership skills, Role model for students and Public by Dr. Mamta Hegde
  • Updating teaching skills, Application of AI in class room & Application of AI in research and Scientific paper writing by Dr.Sunil MV
The programme was very well appreciated by all the participants as well as by SDMAC Principal Dr.Mamata K.V. and Programme coordinator Dr. Gayathri Hegde. 

Retired Group Captain of Indian Air Force Delivers Talk On 'Kautilya's Arthashastra'

A retired Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, Dr. Vinay Vittal, delivered a technical lecture on "Kautilya's Arthashastra: A timeless strategy for Statecraft" on September 26, 2023.
 
Dr. Vittal began his lecture by sharing his personal story of how he was inspired to join the Air Force after watching the Republic Day Parade in Delhi. Then he stressed the importance of reading and acquiring latest knowledge to achieve success in any field.
 
Dr. Vittal then turned to the topic of Kautilya's Arthashastra, an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft. He observed that though many people talk about the Arthashastra, few take the time to study it in detail. He argued that the Arthashastra provides valuable insights into political skills, strategies, and statecraft that are still relevant today.

SDMIMD Students excel in JSS CMS Intercollege Fest – “Mannovex 2023”

The students of SDMIMD achieved a resounding victory at Mannovex 2023, held at JSS Centre for Management Studies on September 7, 2023. This prestigious inter-college event featured competitions in HR, Marketing, Finance, and the Best Manager category.
 
SDMIMD’s students showcased their remarkable abilities, securing the top positions in multiple categories. Yashwanth and Chaitanya B N excelled in the HR competition, earning the Top Spot. In Finance, Sriram Palaniyappan and Srihari H G displayed their financial prowess and clinched the first position. Bethe Jayaprakash Naidu emerged victorious in the Best Manager category, while in Marketing, Amith Kumar H L, Sumukh Prashanth, Druva N, and Rajat Shaha secured the runner-up position showcasing their marketing skills.
 
SDMIMD’s stellar performance culminated in an overall victory, cementing their reputation as a premier institution for management education. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of both the students and their mentors.

1st International Conference on Leadership

SDMIMD successfully conducted the First International Conference on Leadership on 15th September 2023. This landmark event has not only set a new standard in leadership studies but has also underscored SDMIMD's commitment to fostering global academic and professional discourse.
 
Conference Milestones:
 
  1. Submissions: The call for papers elicited an overwhelming response, with 83 abstracts pouring in from distinguished thought leaders, eminent researchers, and seasoned industry practitioners worldwide.
  2. Research Excellence: From the initial submissions, 62 were meticulously crafted into comprehensive research papers, epitomizing the zenith of contemporary leadership studies.
  3. Presentations: The conference spotlighted 49 of these seminal papers, each an example of innovative insights, rigorous research methodologies, and forward-thinking solutions to leadership quandaries.
The esteemed presence of Mr. Sethuraman, Strategic Consultant of the SASMOS group, delivered an insightful inaugural address. A distinguished keynote address was delivered by Mr. A N Chandarmouli of ANCM Consultants. Director Emirates, Dr. N R Parasuraman, and Director Dr. S N Prasad, too graced the occasion.
 
SDMIMD extends our warm appreciation to delegates whose participation and engagement were pivotal to the conference's success.
 
The First International Conference on Leadership was not merely an event but a symposium of knowledge, dedication, and the indomitable spirit of leadership. We look forward to setting even higher benchmarks in our future endeavours.

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RDP on Fundamentals of Research

SDMIMD’s Research Centre for Management Studies (RCMS) organized a two-day Research Development Program on “Fundamentals of Research” on September 11-12, 2023. The program envisioned disseminating the fundamental nuances of research and capacity building of the participants to engage in fundamentally accurate quality research. The program was attended by 40 participants who were research scholars and teaching Faculty from organizations affiliated with South Indian states. SDMIMD Faculty members - Dr.B.Venkatraja, Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. M.Sriram, Associate Professor of Finance, Dr.G.Srilakshminarayana, Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods, and Dr.S.Saibaba, Assistant Professor of Marketing were the resource persons of the program. Hands-on exercises along with lectures, discussions and demonstrations were the key pedagogical approaches of the program. Participants were given away with certificate of participation by Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director Emeritus at SDMIMD and Dr. (Lt Col) S.N. Prasad, Director at SDMIMD, Mysore. The program was organized by Dr. B. Venkatraja, Chairperson of SDM Research Center for Management Studies.

Guest talk by Mr. VR Aiyappan

Mr. V.R. Aiyappan, Director of EVA Mera Funds Investment Pvt. Ltd, delivered a thought-provoking speech about financial careers on September 9, 2023. He highlighted his credentials, including an MBA, a CFA, and a FRM, while sharing his invaluable insights and personal journey in the finance industry during his presentation. The main goal of the discussion was to provide insight into the many career paths in the finance industry, as well as ways to continue improving one's skills after completing an MBA or PGDM. He gave a thorough description of the purpose and scope of several qualifications, including CPA, CFA, CFP, and FRM. Additionally, he explained the various job categories present in the finance sector, such as risk management, accounting, financial analysis, and investment fund management. The students warmly received Mr. Aiyappan’s presentation and actively engaged in the session by posing questions to him. This interaction not only added value to their understanding of the finance industry but also helped them comprehend the wide array of career prospects within the field.

ESG Talk by Mr. Santosh Gundapi

On September 1, 2023, Mr. Santosh Gundapi, the Chief Operating Officer of AT & S India, spoke to PGDM 2022–24 students enrolled in the ESG Modular specialization. In his captivating lecture, he stressed the crucial role that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles play in today's global economy. The conversation was centered on the growing requirement to integrate sustainability and sustainable development into business plans, highlighting the emergence of ESG roles within the corporate landscape and the plethora of employment prospects they bring.
 
In particular, AT & S India highlighted its attempt to recycle an amazing 80% of the water needed at its Nanjangud plant to manufacture printed circuit boards (PCBs), demonstrating its strong commitment to environmental sustainability. The company's commitment to environmental responsibility and its efforts to reduce its ecological footprint are highlighted by this noteworthy accomplishment.
 
Additionally, Mr. Gundapi clarified AT & S's ambition to establish itself as a premier international provider of premium PCBs. This lofty goal demonstrates the business' dedication to technological advancement and to satisfying the rising need for dependable printed circuit boards on a global scale. With this expansion, AT & S hopes to significantly advance the technology industry while adhering to ESG principles and exemplifying ethical corporate conduct.
 
A model for other companies in the sector to follow, AT & S India's commitment to ESG integration stands as a beacon of CSR and sustainable growth. AT & S India is unwavering in its commitment to playing a significant role in assisting in the development of a more sustainable and responsible future for the PCB manufacturing sector in a time when such practices are essential.
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