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.