Campus News

CMDP for Wurth Electronics employees

The Corporate Management Development Program (CMDP) was conducted for the first batch of 18 participants from Wuerth Electronic. The CMDP sessions started from June 27th, 2022, to October 10th, 2022, at the SDMIMD and Wuerth Elektronik Mysore campuses. A workshop was organized on August 4, 2023, at SDMIMD which marked the conclusion of CMDP.

Young Managers Empowered with Whistleblowing and Ethics

Dr. Kristian Alm, the distinguished Professor of Ethics at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway, and Head of Research on Global Bibliography on Whistleblowing, delivered an enlightening talk on the significance of building awareness about Whistleblowing for the benefit of employees, communities, and society as a whole. The talk, held on July 26, 2023, aimed to orient the PGDM Batch 2023-25 about the concept of Whistleblowing in the contemporary world. The talk emphasized the vital role Whistleblowing plays in promoting ethics, transparency, and accountability within organizations and institutions worldwide.
During the talk organized on July 27, 2023, Dr. Heidi Karisen, a Senior Academic Librarian and Researcher at BI Norwegian Business School and Senior Lecturer at the University of Oslo, further enriched the discussion by presenting various real-life cases from both Indian and international contexts. In the spirit of fostering ethical awareness, Dr. Karisen discussed the significant impact of Whistleblowing by citing examples like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984 and the Indian Oil Corporation case of 2005.
The talk also highlighted the crucial research work being carried out on building the 'Global Bibliography on Whistleblowing,' where SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) serves as the esteemed Indian Chapter. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Principal Investigator & Professor of OB & HR, and Dr. Sunil M.V., Co-Investigator & Assistant Professor of Systems and General Management, both from SDMIMD, actively contribute to this significant project along with the student researchers – Mr Druva N, Mr Taha Dhilawala, Mr Yashwanth, and Mr Kaydawala Saifuddin, from PGDM 2022-24 Batch.
Dr. Alm and Dr. Karisen's insightful talks left a lasting impact on the young minds of the PGDM Batch 2023-25, equipping them with valuable knowledge and inspiring them to uphold ethical practices throughout their professional journeys.

Invited talk by Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar

Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Dean Research, Professor, Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management at IMD, Delhi, delivered a talk on "Emerging Dimensions of HR" on July 25, 2023. The session was a comprehensive exploration of a HR professional's challenges and possibilities in today's business world. Her insights and expertise offered valuable takeaways for attendees to enhance their HR practices and drive organisational success through effective people management.

Guest lecture on Responsible Business Strategy by Dr. Shilpa Iyanna

A Guest Lecture on Responsible Business Strategy was organized for the first-year students on July 24  & 25, 2023. The talk was delivered by Dr. Shilpa Iyanna, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at New Castle Business School, Northumbria University. The aim of the workshop was to provide the students with insights into the process of brand building.
Shilpa Iyanna talked about how brands are built, different methods for building brands, and the significance of brands from a consumer's perspective. In addition, she explored the internal and external factors that influence brand marketing, the importance of culture and cross-cultural considerations, and the challenges associated with brand management. And the various cases pertaining to top brands and their advertising techniques were discussed.

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.

Dharmasthala Immersion Programme for PGDM 2023-25 batch

As a part of the orientation program to the new batch of students, a trip to Dharmasthala was organized on July 17-18, 2023. Students got the opportunity to see first hand the numerous social activities going on in Dharmasthala, as well as have the opportunity of interacting with Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade. The students were introduced to the large scale food supply logistics that caters for over 50000 or more pilgrims at the Dharmasthala Temple every day of the year. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had a lot of good things to say about the inspiration they received on meeting Dr. Heggade and being in the holy place.

Visit of EAE Spain Students under Student Exchange Program

Students from EAE Spain are on a 12-days student exchange program from 17th to 30th July 2023 to SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director Emeritus and Dr. S. N. Prasad, Director welcomed the students. The visiting team will explore the Indian Business Environment. The program comprises of Classroom sessions, visit to Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), NIE Center For Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies (NIE-CREST) and industries in and around Mysore. Prof. C.V. Sridhar, Manager –Administration & Assistant Professor, Mr. G. Muddaraj Urs, Manager – International Relations & Corporatization along with faculty members of SDMIMD were present.