Budget Conclave 2017

SDMIMD in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysuru jointly organised the 4th edition of 'Union Budget Conclave 2017' the Post Budget Analysis of 2017-18 on February 7, 2017 in SDMIMD Auditorium. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor-Finance, SDMIMD, welcomed the gathering and set the tone for the discussions. The conclave included invited talks by eminent persons from the Industry followed by a panel discussion featuring a question and answer session. A team of first year PGDM students presented on ‘Reflections of Union Budget 2017-18’ which set the platform for the deliberations by the panelists.
Dr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman, CII Mysuru highlighted on some of the bold initiatives taken by the government in terms of transparency in operations and impetus to infrastructural development, but was of the opinion that the budget was devoid of roadmap for GST implementation. Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Senior Vice President and Head-India Operations, Theorem Inc, outlined on cyber security issues and the challenges for the economy to move to a digitized era. 
Mr. Utsav Agarwal, Director, Bhoruka Fabcons Pvt Ltd. spoke on the nuances of how the budget has evolved over the years and highlighted the provisions in the budget for a fillip to MSMEs’. The panel members were of the unanimous view that the budget was inclusive and growth oriented. Dr. M. Sriram, Assistant Professor-Finance, SDMIMD and Coordinator of the Conclave, proposed vote of thanks.