2014

CRISIL's A** Rating to SDMIMD

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SDMIMD has been rated A** (A Double Star) by Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) at the National level. The ranking by CRISIL assumes special importance in the light of the fact that the rating was awarded after a thorough inspection of the facilities in the Institute, the performance in respect of Admissions, Placements, academic rigor, and the feedback from alumni and students. 

Article Writing Competition- Asthra 2014

The Paper “Entrepreneurial Spirit and Socio-Economic Development” submitted by Nancy Sharma of PGDM 2012-14 to “Sparsh” Souvenir Article Writing Competition of Amrita School of Business, Kochi, organized as a part of National Level Business Fest 'Asthra 2014' during January 24 & 25, 2014 has won the First Place in the competition. The paper speaks about the ‘Entrepreneurs Spirit’ which was added to factors of production by J. B. Say. The author opines that absence of which may be a reason for underdeveloped societies. Further, the author says that entrepreneurial spirit and economic developments are highly correlated, which in turn related to social well-being. It is both the cause and effect of socio-economic activities of a nation. For a developing country like India, entrepreneurial spirit is the key resource and a critical element in socioeconomic development. Despite its abundance, especially in rural, we are developing with snail’s pace. The missing link here is the ‘skill’! It is our responsibility to nurture, implement and preserve entrepreneurial spirit and build native capabilities for the very purpose of global development. All we need to do is to create conducive environment and direct the energy in right direction.

SDMites Emerged as National Winners in B-School Fest

Gaurav D. Jhunjhunuwala and Sriram Bhat the students of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswhara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) flagship course PGDM emerged as Winners in the National Management Fest TARKASH 2014’s Finance Event – Hades Hermit. The winners challenged participants from other the premium B-Schools representing Christ, St. Joseph, SIBM, and others, in this event organized by ICFAI Business School (IBS), Bangalore. 
 
In the annual fest ATHARVA organized by T. Anantha Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, SDMites Ashish Jain and Gaurav D. Jhunjhunwala secured 3rd Place in the Finance Event – INFINITY beating the host team, NIRMA, NITIE, K.J. Somaiya and others. 

AmaZIngYOu – People Photography Exhibition

SDMIMD is known to initiate the student activities and their team efforts, being able to manage things effectively and learn the art of bringing out the best by getting into the fathom of it. AmaZIngYOu is one such student initiative with an objective to encourage & showcase the talent of budding photographers in the campus. The photographers’ team - ‘photogs’ as they are known at SDMIMD has Himanshu Singh Gurjar, Akshay Prasad, Omkar Rajyaguru, Debajyoti Chakaraborty, Tejus Sangameshwara, Ashwin S. Prasad, Jigar Shah, Barkha Agarawal, ShrutiKolagad, Aditya Jiddu, Vishnu A.A. as photographers; Ankur Sahni and Jigar Shah coordinating the activities. This project was pioneered by Mr. Himanshu Singh Gurjar, after he got inspired by the well renowned photograph of an Afghan Girl clicked by Steve McCurry. This inspiration proved to be a stepping stone of the budding photographers coming together with a motive of clicking and bringing out the best photograph of people which can be cherished by them forever in their lives. AmaZIngYOu in this initiative have covered many Mysore tourist attraction – Chamundi Hill, Mysore Palace, Golf Club, Lalitha Mahal, etc. as locations, with the PGDM 2012-14 batch as the conceptual models to suit the location. Photogs presented the work on February 15, 2014 at the Campus through a People Photography Exhibition. This received an overwhelming response from student community, Faculty, Family and Press.

Guest Lecture by Mr. Vinu Sekhar

“We will be a globally respected Corporation”, said Mr Vinu Sekhar, the HR Location Head for Mysore Development Center, Head of the HR function at the Global Education Center (GEC) and HR Head for Engineering Unit at Infosys, while addressing students of SDMIMD  on 11 February 2014.  The talk focussed on the topic, “Values at Infosys” and was a delightful learning experience taking the students through the concept of value, success in business and how ethics plays an integral role in business. He defined business as “Creation of wealth, ethically and sustainably”.  He took the audience through the principles of C-LIFE.  By creating “Client Value” (C), through “Leadership by example” (L), “Integrity and appropriate transparency” (I), “Fairness” (F) and achieving “Excellence”. 
 
Prof Govinda Sharma had invited Vinu Sekhar as a part of the course, “Ethics and Values in Management”.

Seminar on TQM in Hospitals & Medical Tourism

“Tourism has been classified under three types – local tourism – covering people from local cities; regional tourism – people visiting neighboring countries; and global tourism – patients coming from other continents for treatment” thus said Dr. C. Sharath Kumar, Director of Mediwave Fertility Hospital, Mysore. Dr. Sharath Kumar was delivering the invited talk at the seminar on ‘TQM in hospitals and Medical Tourism’ on February 11, 2014. Dr. Nagesh N, District Ayush Officer, in his Keynote address during the seminar opined that the patients visiting India should be given quality treatment. He also mentioned that the district health office must ensure cleanliness in Mysore. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute welcomed the gathering. Prof. J. M. Subramanya, Senior Professor of SDMIMD presided and presented the conceptual note the seminar theme. Presentations by Mr. Varun Kumar on ‘Implementation of CQI in Healthcare to Achieve Service Excellence’ and Ms. Shilpa Menon on ‘Medical Tourism in India’ were the highlights of the seminar.

Annual Leadership Series (ALS 2014) talk

“The challenge of inclusive innovation is to deliver high quality products, processes and services at an affordable price for poor people, from mobile to medicines. Such innovations should not just be affordable but extremely affordable”, thus spoke Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, well-known for both his pioneering scientific research as well as his inspirational science leadership as Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), at the Annual Leadership Series (ALS) 2014 talk organized by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. Dr. Mashelkar stressed on use of 'inclusive innovation', which can provide equal access to millions of poor people despite income inequality, something that is implicit in Gandhian thinking, in his talk “Inclusive Innovation: the Global Game Changer”.
 

Cinematics 2014 – Photography Competition

“A picture is worth a thousand words” – the photo journey through India was presented in Cinematics 2014 photography competition held during February 7 & 8, 2014. This year the theme 'A journey through India - Rail, Road and River' attracted 100+ entries from all over India. The special introduction to this year Cinematics is the use of Social Media for publicity and evaluation. The entries were made available in the Institute Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/sdmimd) and the likes and the comments are considered for final evaluation using Web Analysis tools. Sixty entries were shortlisted and displayed in an exhibition on the 7th of February. The event was adjudicated by a panel of three judges. The judges were: Mr. Murli, eminent photographer with The Hindu and Deccan Herald; Mr. Babu, reputed photographer from Mysore and Mr. Ravi, a photojournalist from Mysore. The jury both from the Social Media and the panel of Judges declared Mr. Sagar Koshthi as first, Mr. Bharathkumar Hegde the second and third was secured by Mr. Soumyadeep Mukherjee.

Cinematics 2014 – Short Movie Competition

An annual event specially designed for movie lovers “Cinematics 2014 - Short Movie Competition” was conducted was part of ongoing “Naissance 2014” annual management fest. Dr Kiran Thotambailu, a medical doctor by profession and well known Kannada film producer and Mr Harsha Shetty, educated at the Met Film School, London, were the invited Judges for the competition. “The Wheel” a Bengali film directed by Subhadipta Biswas & Arijit Mitra was adjudged the best and won the first position. ‘The Wheel’ centres on a similar auto-rickshaw journey that plays both in the physical and mental landscape of a young college girl. “U Turn” a Kannada film directed by Mr Madan Ramvenkatesh, bagged the second position.  The “U-Turn” is a film on the Ups and Downs of the modern day relationships and the world that surrounds it!  The other movies which were shortlisted were – Lemon Candy, a Musical film directed by Kannan kodoth, “Che”, a Kannada film directed by Shashank Soghal,”Sanjay”, a Kannada film directed by Karthik Nayaka “Mahatma” a Telugu Directed by: Sudheer Kumar “Ekulta Raja” a Marathi Directed by: Junaid Imam “Change for a Change” a Kannada film Directed by: Deepak Hassan S “D Square” a Kannada  Directed by: Madan Ramvenkatesh.