Orientation Program

Invited talk on Entrepreneurship

Mr. Prasad S N Co-Founder of GREWIND – e-commerce initiative for selling ecofriendly products, gave an informative talk during the first-year orientation program on July 19, 2023. His talk focused on social entrepreneurship, the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and the need for entrepreneurial skills for management professionals. Further, he insisted on avoiding plastics and using eco-friendly products to control pollution and save the environment. Later, students asked questions and interacted with Mr. Prasad to clarify their doubts regarding the risks faced in entrepreneurship.

Invited talk by Dr. M N Bheemesh

Dr. M N Bheemesh, Senior Advisor at ALTM Legal Advocates and Solicitors, graced the Orientation Program for our PGDM batch of 2023-25 at SDMIMD on July 19, 2023. His enlightening talk on "Unveiling Intellectual Property Rights" provided our students with invaluable insights into this complex field. His commitment to fostering understanding and spreading knowledge is truly inspiring.

Panel Discussion on 'What students need to prepare themselves for the next 2 years - expectations'

The orientation invited talks were followed by a Panel Discussion on 'What students need to prepare themselves for the next 2 years - expectations' moderated by Mr Niranjan Naik. The panel members were Mr N. Ravi Shankar, CEO of Aim High Consulting; Mr Theja Mohan, Founder of Wise Money; Mr Pavan Kumar S.H., HR Business Partner, Hitachi Energy India Limited; Mr Anil Ram, Associate Vice President, Ujjivan Small Finance; and Ms Padmashree G.S., Emotional Scientists and Counsellor. The panel discussion concluded with an interactive and informative question & answer session. The panel discussion has been organized as part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 batch, held on July 15, 2023.

MBA Na Milegi Dubaara! - N. Ravi Shankar

It was a knowledge & experience sharing, synergy meeting, and fun & exciting- day for SDMIMD's new batch of PGDM 2023-25 Batch on the 'Alumni Day' organized as part of the Orientation Program 2023. SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) organized this synergy meeting between the new students and the alumni members on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at its campus near the foothill of Chamundi. The talk has been organized  as part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 batch.
Noted columnist, entrepreneur, angel investor, CEO of Aim High and alumnus of the institute, Mr N. Ravi Shankar, in his talk on 'MBA Na Milega Dubara' said, "Two years later, you will walk into a very complex world, further compounded by AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning). One needs to combine our learnings and skill creatively to thrive in a world like that. We need to operate with confidence that whilst. AI can organize and retrieve data and information better than us (human beings), 'Knowledge' and 'Wisdom' are still in the human domain". The message from the speaker to the new batch is to enjoy learning, explore new skills, and enrich themselves to be ready for the corporate world. 

Alumni talk by Mr Teja Mohan

Mr Teja Mohan, Founder of Wise Money and alumnus of the institute, in his talk on 'Opportunities in the Finance Sector', said, 'Today's Financial Services Sector is embracing talent from across different disciplines to bring in fresh ideas that can disrupt this space. So I wish the best to all the aspirants who want to pursue careers in this sector full of great opportunities. The Indian Financial Services Sector is as bright a star as our Indian Economy at this opportune time. MBA students who aspire to take up careers in the Financial Services Sector can look forward to the immense opportunities available in this space if they hone their skill sets to take on the challenging dynamics of this sector.' The talk has been organized as part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 batch, held on July 15, 2023.

Alumni talk by Mr Niranjan Naik

Mr Niranjan Naik, President, Prerana - SDMIMD Alumni Association; and Senior Consultant - Prominent Minds and Bosch, introduced the objective and activities of the association to the new students and called upon to join the online portal to interact with nearly 3000 alumni members spread across the world. He said, 'in today's VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world Network is Net Worth. Young managers should look beyond social media for networking and start interacting in the physical world'. The talk has been organized as part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 batch, held on July 15, 2023.

Invited Talk by Dr. Vidyasagar

Dr. Vidyasagar, Chethana Trust, Mysore, delivered a talk for first year students of PGDM 2023-25, held on July 14, 2023. The talk has been organized as a part of the Orientation program.

Guest Talk on Business Analytics by Dr. Siamak Zadeh Professor

A highly informative and engaging guest talk on the importance of Business Analytics for today’s management scenario was delivered by Dr. Siamak Zadeh on 14th July 2023 in online mode. Dr. Siamak is a Professor & Data Scientist and Director of Data Analytics at the Ageno School of Business & Undergraduate Studies, Golden Gate University, San Francisco. In his talk, he delved into the key aspects of analytics, emphasizing its significance in the current world of big data and its transformative impact on organizations.
The audience gained valuable insights into the analytics process and its systematic approach. From data collection and cleansing to data analysis and interpretation, the talk highlighted the importance of a well-structured analytics workflow. Dr. Siamak shared real-world examples of how analytics has empowered organizations to derive value from their data and how it has led to improved efficiency, better customer insights, cost optimization, and enhanced overall performance.

Invited talk on Role of Management Graduates in a Technology Organization

Ms. Poornima Srihari, Senior Delivery Manager, Infosys Limited, addressed the students of PGDM 2023-25 batch and gave an insightful talk on how Infosys founders joined hands and built the company from scratch in 1981, which has become a NYSE listed global Consulting and IT services company today. She has given an insider view of work culture, business ethics, professional outlook towards all stakeholders, Challenges and opportunities at Infosys ltd.
Ms. Harshita, from Talent acquisition department, highlighted various roles available for Management graduates in Infosys Limited and Infosys BPM and explained the growth path for Management trainees/Associate consultants in Infosys.  
It was organized as part of the orientation program for the PGDM 2023-25 batch on July 13, 2023
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