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Orientation Lecture Series 2015

The week long ‘Orientation Lecture Series 2015’ was organized during June 12 to 18, 2015 to introduce the new batch of PGDM 2015-17 to the business scenario. Experts from industry and academia shared their thoughts and experiences. Further, the experts provided guidance to face the practicality of the PGDM program and corporate life. 
The lecture by Mr. Rajashekara Melanta, Management Consultant, Bengaluru, was the first lecture delivered in this 2015 series. The lecture organized on June 12, 2015 at the institute auditorium was extempore, informative, interactive and educative. Mr. Melanta, drew responses from the students about their aspirations and expectations for the next 2 years. The talk was very interactive, with Mr. Melanta giving his expert inputs to students for achieving success in career and life.

Orientation Program for PGDM 2015-17

The inaugural function of the Orientation program for the newly-admitted PGDM 2015-17 students was organized on June 12, 2015 at the Institute Auditorium. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD initiated the program by lighting the traditional lamp and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Parasuraman shared the message from the Honorable Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade with the young students. The program began with offering of prayers by Ms. Aishwarya Balasubramanyam2nd year student of the PGDM program. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, greeted the fresh batch for their new endeavor and urged them to be focused for the next 22 months. A special talk titled ‘Life at SDMIMD’ was introduced to the new SDMites by Col. S.N. Prasad, Chairman - Admissions. Following this, an instructive session on ‘About PGDM Program’ was presented by Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson – Academic Programs.

CRISIL Re-rates SDMIMD as A** (A Double Star)

SDMIMD has been re-rated A** (A Double Star) by Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) at the National level. The ranking by CRISIL assumes special importance in the light of the fact that the rating was awarded after a thorough inspection of the facilities in the Institute, the performance in respect of Admissions, Placements, academic rigor, and the feedback from alumni and students.

FDP on Innovative Methods in Teaching HRM and OB

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‘In the ever-changing business environment, managing people at workplace has become increasingly challenging. In the context of changing expectations and demographics of workforce, managers need to cope with various human and non-human facets at work. Therefore, students must be sensitized to the dynamics of managing interpersonal relationship at the workplace, which needs to be learnt by them, not only through concepts, but also, through experiential learning’ thus said Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Faculty Facilitator & Professor – HR & OB, SDMIMD, Mysore, during the inaugural session of the two day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Innovative Methods in Teaching HRM & OB, scheduled on 5 & 6 June 2015, at SDMIMD
Highlighting the aim of the program, Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Faculty Facilitator & Professor – HR & OB, SDMIMD, Mysore, said ‘some of the innovative teaching methods in the area of HRM and OB, which can be used effectively in the classrooms situations to promote a holistic learning experience for the students are introduced to the participants representing from across India. These methods will provide the students with real life situational scenarios, through the innovative teaching methods, such as, case study analysis, role play, experiential learning and simulations’.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, inaugurated the program and in his inaugural address he stressed upon the need of innovation in teaching methods across all discipline is the need of the hour. Further, he said that innovation will help the students to be better decision-makers, understand the real-life situations and industry-ready. 
The workshop witnessed participation from all over the country. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson-PGDM, SDMIMD and Dr. Sunil M. V., Program Coordinator were also present on the occasion. 

MDP on ‘Dimensions of Leadership’

The one-day MDP on ‘Dimensions of Leadership’ for executives was inaugurated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean-Academics, SDMIMD. During his inaugural address Dr. Jagadeesh mentioned that leadership styles could be of different types depending on the situation, type of organization, and several other factors. Dr. M.R. Suresh and Lt. Col. Prasad S.N. were the resource persons of the program, which stressed on leadership qualities which are called for in a day- to -day situations  and how these build into an overall strategy.Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD delivered the valedictory address and distributed the certificates to the participants. 

MDP on Inferential Statistics Using Excel

Data analysis using statistical tools is being seen as a major component in research studies and most of the statistical tools can be comfortably adopted via Microsoft excel. An appropriate training program will help researchers in analysing the data comfortably. With this objective in mind,  Dr. S. Lakshminarayana, conducted a MDP on ‘Inferential Statistics Using Excel’ on May 23, 2015 at SDMIMD.  The program attracted research scholars from academia and corporate world. The participants were trained on using the tools on excel templates, which were specially designed for the purpose. They were taught on the selection of appropriate statistical tools using cases and were encouraged to independently think on analysing the research data.  

2-Day Workshop on Questionnaire Design and Statistical Analysis

‘Academic research is all about having an end purpose in mind.  It is possible to do statistical analysis on any data, and with the advent of sophisticated software, we get a variety of quantitative and graphical output.  However, the use and relevance of this depends on what is sought to be studied and the suitability of the input data for this’ said Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, in his inaugural address at the 2-Day Workshop on ‘Questionnaire Design & Statistical Analysis’ held on May 18 &19, 2015 at SDMIMD, Mysore. 
The workshop attracted researchers and academicians from institutions across Karnataka and neighbouring states. The participants were exposed to tools available on Open Access or Free environment on Internet for research activities. Hands-on sessions made the participants to work with the real data sets and understand statistical analysis. 
Dr. Sunil M.V., Program Coordinator, highlighted the importance of data analytics in a structured manner, in a manner that is at once relevant and easy to understand.
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean Academics, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered the valedictory address and distributed the certificates to the participants. The resource persons for the workshop were Faculty of SDMIMD -Dr. Maruthi R. Suresh, Dr. S.N. Lakshminarayana, and Prof. Mohamed Minhaj.

Training for Ayurveda Pharmaceuticals Scale Team

A training program focused on Marketing Strategies, Managing Competition, Sales Management and Profitability, Interpersonal Skill and Marketing Skills was conducted during May 13 to 15, 2016 at SDMIMD campus. The training program designed by SDMIMD faculty members Dr. H. Gayathri and Dr. M. R. Suresh for the sales team of SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy College, Kuthpady, Udupi
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