2014

MDP on Statistical Process Control (SPC) Using Excel

An MDP was conducted on SPC with Excel on 22nd May 2014 and several participants from industries underwent the hands- on training. Dr. R. Jagadeesh gave the necessary theoretical background in the beginning and took the participants  to the hands-on exercises. The main topics that were covered were: Basic Statistics, Normal Distribution, Sampling and Sampling Distribution, Process Capability Analysis, Six Sigma, and Control Charts. The participants first understood the concepts and later practiced the problem using Excel and were able to appreciate the power of Excel in solving the process quality related problems.

MDP on Dimensions of Leadership

Dr. M.R Suresh and Prof. Prasad S.N conducted  a MDP on 'Dimensions of Leadership' for senior and mid level executives. The day long program, held on 22 May 2014, covered a variety of leadership topics including, Conceptual evaluation of various leadership studies and their relevance for modern organisations, Importance of Persuasive Leadership, Grassroots leadership and Dharmic Leadership in achieving organisational excellence.

Runner-up at IET’s PATW competition

Mr. Hitesh Subramanyam of PGDM 2013-15 was the runner-up at IET’s PATW competition held at Bangalore on Friday, May 17, 2014. The topic “The Next Industrial Revolution using 3D Advanced Manufacturing” presented by Mr. Hitesh has made him  to secure the runner-up position giving tough competition on technical and presentation capabilities to the young engineers, professionals and innovators. The competition Present Around the World (PATW) was organized by IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK) was aimed at bringing young engineers and their ideas together to build a better world through engineering and technology.

Academic Tour to Dubai

Top Twenty students of SDMIMD of the PGDM batch 2013-15, in collaboration with the British University in Dubai (BUID), went on academic sojourn to Dubai. The students were in BUID from the 29th March, 2014 to 8th April, 2014. During their stay the students were exposed to the international management studies, culture and socio-economic environment of Middle East. The tour was carefully planned to integrate the academic insight with fun for the young aspiring managers.

Launch of Swayam Webpage

Swayam - the Entrepreneurship Cell (e-Cell) of SDMIMD was formally launched in September 2013. Swayam was conceptualized with the overall goal of giving a thrust to entrepreneurship related activities. These include student activities, supporting local entrepreneurs, knowledge creation and dissemination in this emerging area.
 

Children books donated to libraries

SDMIMD, in continuing its tradition to support the schools in general, their libraries in particular, has donated books to Sunanda School, Yadavagiri, Mysore; Odanadi Samsthae Library, Mysore; and, Bapuji Children Home, Gokulam, Mysore. The representative from the institute said that the aim of the programme was to help various sections of society and inculcate learning spirit and such initiatives will continue to be part SDMIMD activities.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vishwas, Secretary, Sunanda School said that such programs will greatly support the schools in building comprehensive collection in their library and he also lauded the role of the SDMIMD students in this initiative. Mr. Parashuraman of Odanadi Samsthe, said that the donation will add value to the existing library. He thanked the institute for helping them to serve the society. Ms. Vanishree, Librarian, Pramathi Hill-View Academy, the SDMIMD staff members and the student volunteers, participated in the book distribution function. 

FDP on Innovative methods in Teaching HRM & OB

‘Innovative teaching methods and experiential learning in course delivery make the students industry-ready’ thus opined Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, while inaugurating the 2-Day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on ‘Innovative Methods in Teaching HRM & OB’ organized during April 3 & 4, 2014 at SDMIMD campus. 
Faculty facilitators of the program Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta and Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professors in the area of HRM at SDMIMD, while introducing the program said ‘the program aims to highlight the innovative teaching methods in the areas of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organizational Behaviour (OB), which can be used effectively in the classroom situations to promote a holistic learning experience for the students’. The pedagogical tools of the program included a combination of lectures, simulation exercises, practical demonstrations of administering case study discussions and role play session. 
28 faculty members in the area of HRM and OB from various management institutes and universities across the country participated in the program.
During the valedictory ceremony on April 4, 2014, Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director of the Institute distributed the certificates to the participants. Dr. Sunil M.V., Program Coordinator and faculty members of the institute were present.