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Session on Real Estate Consulting and Real Estate Sales

The Consulate Committee of the Students' Club at SDMIMD organized a thought-provoking Speaker Session with the theme "Real Estate Consulting and Real Estate Sales" on October 12, 2023. The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Karthik H.S, Founder and Director of Dupam Consulting, who shared insightful remarks about the real estate sector and the various career opportunities it presents.
 
Mr. Karthik H.S. initiated the discussion by emphasizing the value of pursuing a career in sales within the real estate industry. He delved into the details of the field, highlighting its potential for both financial success and personal development. In addition to underscoring the dynamic nature of the industry, the speaker offered a comprehensive overview of real estate consulting, emphasizing its crucial role in facilitating investments and property transfers.

Foundation Day Lecture 2023

One needs to be an effective contributor to become an effective manager and one needs to be an effective contributor plus manager to transform into a leader, said V Kovaichelvan, Director, TVS Institute for Quality and Leadership.
 
Delivering a foundation lecture on the topic ‘Becoming and Being Visionary Leaders by Self Transformation’ organised by SDMIMD at its auditorium here on October 12, 2023, he said “When we talk about a leader's value it is very important. Becoming a leader and being leaders there is a difference that can happen only through self-transformation. If you look up medical education they study for 5 years and they have very good practice which is not the same in Engineering or MBA. All the talent comes from practice. Whatever we study, ultimately employable skills are required. In India education including in schools and colleges are not to the required level and the curriculum are not relevant”.
 
“If we want to build a strong house, foundation and superstructure are very important. In the same way if you want to be a good leader, good education and employable skills are equally important before you become an individual contributor to the organisation and can rise to the role of manager and can also become an effective manager before becoming a leader. Apart from this, unless you manage yourself you can’t become a manager” added Kovaichelvan. Students who were present in good numbers also clarified their doubts by posing a few good questions including whether frequent change in work will hamper their career for which Kovaichelvan came out with good answers.
 
Lt Col SN Prasad, Director of SDMIMD who also spoke on the occasion briefed about Foundation Day Lecture and its purpose. Dr. Nanda Kishore Shetty, Associate Professor, Dr. M Minhaj, Professor & Chairperson –PGDM were also present.

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.
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