Campus News

Talk on Unlocking Leadership Potential by Mr. Dharma Prasad

Mr. Dharma Prasad delivered an inspiring talk about unlocking leadership potential on July 13, 2023. He eloquently expressed that while automation may replace many tasks, leading and inspiring people will always remain a distinctly human endeavor and be in high demand. According to him, everyone possesses inherent leadership potential, regardless of their specialization or industry affiliation. However, the key lies in polishing this potential to let it shine brightly.
Drawing from a wealth of wisdom and personal experiences, he underscored the significance of family, friends, knowledge, and skills in navigating the journey of life. As he shared numerous insightful nuggets, he emphasized the pursuit of richness in various dimensions - be it financial wealth, meaningful relationships, purposeful actions, time management, or physical well-being. He rightly emphasized that finding the right balance in these different dimensions of richness can lead to genuine happiness and contentment in life.
To the students in the audience, he stressed the criticality of networking and building connections with others as an essential ingredient for success. 

Invited talk by Mr. Ravi Challu

Mr. Ravi Challu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at WiseOwl Consulting LLP, addressed the students of PGDM 2023-25 and gave an insightful talk on Success mantra. He highlighted the importance of Self discovery of personal Goal & understanding of what makes the students happy in their day today life.
He urged them to introspect and find out their passion and work towards it in every moment of life. He has explained them to utilise the time to the maximum today to become successful tomorrow. He correlated that by giving an example of squeezing the lemon fully to get maximum juice out of it. He asked the students to value every second of their life today and live in every moment of it.
He summed up with key points of success mantra as:
Live life to the fullest today like you squeeze the lemon to get maximum out of it and develop a positive attitude for that. Self-reflection and working towards personal and professional goals in every moment of life is the key to success.

It was organized as part of the orientation program for the PGDM 2023-25 batch on July 12, 2023

Workshop on Personality Development

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor - OB & HR, SDMIMD, conducted the 'Workshop on Personality Development' for the new PGDM Batch on July 11, 12 & 13, 2023. The workshop helped the young managers to understand their personality types and areas for improvement. The activity-based workshop was administered section-wise by the faculty resource. The workshop was organized as part of the Orientation Program 2023.

Workshop on Design Thinking

A workshop on Design Thinking was organized for the new PGDM 2023-25 batch on July 11 & 12, 2023. The workshop focused on introducing the concept and process of design thinking in a real-time environment in the industry and in personal life. The activity-based workshop introduced -  empathy, innovation, and iterations - with a case study on the collective governance model. The workshop was part of the Orientation Program 2023 and was designed & offered by Dr Sunil M.V., Faculty – Systems & General Management, SDMIMD.

Invited talk by Mr. T. V. Mohan

Mr. T. V. Mohan, Country Head & MD – India, ANDREAS MAIER Workholding Technology Pvt Ltd. (Subsidiary of AMF - Germany), Bengaluru spoke about the essential qualities of a leader held on July 12, 2023. He stressed on time management, communication and how to take criticisms in your stride and achieve success through continuous learning. The talk has been organized as a part of the Orientation program for PGDM 2023-25 batch.

Talk on Innovation for Growth by Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy

Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy, a seasoned Design Thinker, CEO, and Managing Director at Innomantra, delivered an insightful presentation to incoming students on the topic of Innovation, held on July 12, 2023. During his engaging talk, he delved into the concept of "Innovation for Growth" as a strategic approach that organizations embrace to foster continuous growth and success. Drawing upon numerous illustrations, Mr. Lokesh effectively elucidated how fostering innovations enables organizations to uncover new opportunities, optimize operations, and create unique products or services that cater to evolving customer needs.

Invited Talk by Mr. Kumarpal M Jain

Mr. Kumarpal M Jain, Katariya Consultancy India LLP, Mysore, member of “Institute of Chartered, Accountants of India”, delivered a talk for first-year students of PGDM 2023–25 batch, held on July 11, 2023, as part of the Orientation Program 2023.
He set the tone of the speech by providing a glimpse of what a startup firm's motto needs to be. The interactive session continued with the importance of investing in start-up firms and how to identify a suitable start-up business. Mr.Jain gave a hint that a firm that can earn 16% and above on its capital employed can be considered worth investing in. He threw light on the sustainability of businesses, saying that a start-up that wants to survive and sustain the industry must focus on expanding the customer base and retaining them by providing what exactly they want within the scope of the business by customising the services as per their needs and expectations. He concluded that, at the end of the day, a business can survive only if it is consistently profitable and focused.  

Invited Talk on Positive Thinking

Prof. Parashiva Murthy, Professor & Counsellor, Mysore delivered a talk on 'Positive Thinking' to the newly joined students of the PGDM 2023-25 batch as a part of the orientation program on July 11. 2023. He narrated that positive thinking would make people successful in their chosen fields. "Hurdles in life are normal and one should not be deterred by failure as it is the stepping stone to success", said the speaker. He advised the students to adhere to values and build self-confidence as it is going to be pivotal in personal and family life. Prof.Murthy concluded by saying, "Winners make it happen, Losers let it happen".