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Workshop on Indian Society in Transition

Dr R. Indira Ramarao, Member of the Governing Board of SDMIMD and Formerly Professor of Sociology & Former Director, International Center, University of Mysore, conducted a section-wise focused Workshop on Indian Society in Transition to the PGDM 2023-2025 Batch. The Workshop was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for the batch PGDM 2023-25, held during July 10-11, 2023.

Workshop on imperatives in Social Responsibilities

Prof. C.V. Sridhar, Faculty – General Management and Manager - Administration, SDMIMD, conducted a workshop for the sections of the PGDM 2023-2025 between July 10 and July 12, 2023, as part of the Orientation Program 2023. The workshop focused on sensitizing the young manager toward their responsibility for society and introducing them to the social-centric philosophy of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD Commences Residential PGDM 2023-25 Batch

Commencement inauguration for the SDMIMD Residential 2-Year Full-time PGDM (MBA Equivalent) Batch 2023-25 was held on 10 July 2023. Dr. (Lt Col) Prasad. S. N., Director, SDMIMD and Dr. NR Parasuraman, Director Emeritus addressed the incoming students. Distinguished Address was delivered by the Sri. D. Surendra Kumar, Vice President, SDM Educational Trust, Prof. L. Gandhi, Chairman - Admissions, SDMIMD, welcomed and introduced the batch. Prof. Mohammed Minhaj, Chairperson-Academic Programmes gave an overview of the entire programme. Dr. S Saibaba, delivered the Vote of Thanks.  
231 students from 20 Indian states have been admitted this year with a record gender ratio of 53% Male and 47% Female students with a big jump of 12% in the number of female students from the last year. The academic diversity of the batch includes undergraduates from Engineering, Commerce, Management, Science, and with 25% of students having relevant work experience.

Faculty Development Program

A 14-hour Faculty Development Programme was conducted at SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi for their Professors & Doctors on 6th and 7th July 2023.

Following sessions were conducted by the SDMIMD, Mysore faculty resource persons 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 by Dr.Sunil MV
  • Creativity, Innovation and problem solving skills to promote research attitude by Dr.S.Saibaba
The programme was well appreciated by the participants as well as by the SDMCA Principal Dr. Mamata K.V. and Programme coordinator Dr. Gayathri Hegde.

The Second Edition of the RDP on Writing Impactful Research Paper for Indexed Journal

SDMIMD organised a one-day Research Development Program on “Writing Impactful Research Paper for Indexed Journal: Editor’s Perspective” on July 7, 2023. The key focus of the program was to disseminate the fundamental ideas of a journal’s expectations from a research paper and build the capacity of the participants to write a good-quality manuscript. The day-long program covered pertinent topics such as an overview of different types of research, conceptualization of the research theme, structuring a research paper, research ethics and journal selection. The event was attended by 60 participants who were research scholars and Faculty affiliating to organisations from different parts of the country.
Dr.B.Venkatraja, Associate Professor of Economics at SDMIMD Mysore was the Resource Person of the program. 
Dr.S.N.Prasad, Director- SDMIMD Mysore delivered an inaugural talk to the program. He stressed the increasing role of research in individual and institutional development. In the concluding session, participants were distributed with the Participation Certificate.  

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Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 batch

An Orientation Week for the students of the incoming batch of PGDM 2023-25 will commence from July 10, 2023. A series of  lectures are organized throughout the week. The lecture series from prominent speakers is designed in manner that will bring in a lot of industry expertise and experience, for the students to assimilate and take advantage of. 
Other than the expert lectures, information sharing sessions are slotted in the schedule over the week for the students which covers the practicalities availing the student support services and the transition to postgraduate study. 

Seminar on Best Practices in ESG by Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues have gained prominence recently, with managers, investors, governments, and other stakeholders increasingly applying these non-financial factors to their strategic analysis process. Many questions about ESG arise about the material risks factors, how ESGs protect and create value for the business. This SDMIMD 3-day seminar on ‘Best Practices in ESG’ held from 28 June to 1 July 2023 allowed participants to examine these questions afresh and to revisit the related concepts and issues around ESG. The discussions covered sustainability reporting, climate action, ESG rating, and greenwashing. Using a case-study approach with conglomerates such as General Electric, Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Larsen and Toubro, combined with ESG ranking data from leading raters such as MSCI, Bloomberg, Sustainalytics, and Refinitiv, the participants explored how ESG performance could impact a firm’s cost of capital and valuation. In this regard, participants used the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of ratio analysis and capital structure. Participants exhibited their forecasting skills and valuation methods, such as the dividend discount models and price multiples, to draw valuable insights into the role of ESGs in firm value. Besides the highly interactive lectures, participants gained critical ESG insights through quizzes and group presentations based on assigned publicly quoted companies. The seminar concluded with the awareness that ESG best practice is all about effective risk management.

Commencement of the 5th Batch of the DBE Program

The 5th Batch of the Blended Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility for overseas students studying in India to understand India’s business environment, consumer behaviour, cultural background, and corporate environment. The program is known for sensitizing students from overseas who visit India for educational purposes about the ethics and social relevance of the Indian business environment.
The 5th Batch has attracted 27 students from 10 Countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Yemen, Nigeria, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Sudan, Guinea, and Uganda.
Inaugurating the 5th Batch of the DBE program Dr Mousumi Sengupta, Chairperson - Academic Enhancement Committee and Professor - OB/HR, SDMIMD, said, ‘The 10-hour program aims to give overall exposure to diverse aspects Indian business environment. The program introduces the culture, ethics, leadership, consumer behaviour, social responsibility, corporate culture, and Indian family business. The course content is framed and offered by highly accomplished faculty members in the respective area.' 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sunil M.V., Faculty Coordinator of the DBE Program and Assistant Professor - Systems and General Management, SDMIMD, Mysore, said, 'It is a much-needed initiative by both SDMIMD and the University of Mysore to sensitize foreign students about India and its rich culture. Students will be receiving Degrees in their domain, but it's our responsibility to enhance their knowledge about India and its inclusiveness in different dimensions.'
DBE Certificate Awarding to Overseas Students in India
The Overseas students in India received the Certificate for attending the Program on Developing Business Excellence [DBE] – with a Sense of Social Responsibility, designed and offered by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore, on July 5, 2023, during the award function held at SDMIMD campus.
The 5th Batch of the DBE program had Twenty-Seven Students from Nine countries who received the Certificate from the SDMIMD Director, Dr S.N. Prasad and Dr G.R. Janardhana, Director, International Center and Professor of Botany, University of Mysore, Mysuru.
In his presidential address, Dr. S.N. Prasad said, 'Your Knowledge and the wisdom gained is the only asset that remains with you even if the whole world rejects you. The single mantra for success is lifelong learning aiming at gaining Knowledge.' Further, speaking about the program, he said, 'The knowledge about the different cross-cultural aspects is core to  the contemporary globalized world and such programs will give you an edge over others.'
In his address, Dr. Janardhana urged international students to use the opportunities and expertise of the institute of repute when they are in India to enhance their skills and knowledge gain. Further, he appreciated the effort of SDMIMD in building awareness about India and its culture with a sense of social responsibility among foreign nationals.
Earlier, Dr. Sunil M.V., Coordinator of the DBE Program, presented the program overview and the report about the sessions held during the 5th Batch of DBE. SDMIMD faculty and staff were present at the event.