2015

Young Minds Debated on ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’

‘Young minds should be courageous and confident’ was the message given to the debaters by Ms. Chaya Srivatsa, Life Coach at Infosys Mysore during her inaugural address at ‘Y. Bhagavan Memorial Debate Competition’ organized by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) in association with Rotary Mysore Mid Town. She went down memory lane and recalled incidents from her college days as a student of Shri. Y. Bhagavan at Maharani’s College Mysore. She exhorted the young debaters to be courageous and confident on stage. The Guest of Honor Prof. N.R. Govinda Sharama, Faculty of Business Ethics & Strategy at SDMIMD shared his views on the significance of such events and wished the event success. 
From the past couple of years, this event has become a platform for the best minds from leading educational Institutes actively debate over a contemporary topic. This year 60 participants from leading Engineering, Medical, Management, Law and Undergraduate & Post-graduate colleges across the state debated on topic “Should my ‘Freedom of Speech & Expression’ be absolute?” in the first round. Ms. Anitha Braggs and Ms. Nandini Srinivasan judged the participants and shortlisted Top 11 for the final round. The second round for the Top 11 finalist debated on the topic ‘Industrial and Infrastructure’ development at the cost of ‘Agriculture and Environment’ in India – Yes or No?; which was judged by Prof. B.N. Balajee and Prof. Shekar. 
 
Mr. Venkatram Harish Belvadi from St. Philomena's College, Mysore won the FIRST place; the Christ University, School of Law students Mr. Aditya Y and Mr. Rahul Raman stood second and third respectively.. The Xaviers Institute of Management (XIM) Bangalore students Ms. Charishma Narayan and Ms. Keerthi K.M. won the Consolation Prize for securing fourth and fifth places. 
 
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor – Operations, SDMIM was the Guest of Honor for the valedictory function; Rtn. R. Venkatesh, President, Rotary Mid-town Mysore, RtnMohan, the Y. Bhagavan family members, students from the host institute and rotary members were present. 

SDMites became Certified Qimpro Champions

Mr. Prateek Jain & Mr. Vishal Vaswani of Batch 2014-16 have won the Qimpro Champions League Competition and successfully completed five Challenges to earn the title of "Certified Qimpro Champions". The Qimpro champion’s league is an initiative that focuses on seeding Quality and Innovation concepts and practices in budding college students.
The discovery-based learning through a series of engaging challenges expects performance from systems, processes, teams, and individuals to be better, faster, cheaper, and different. On successful completion of all five challenges, SDMites have earned this award -Certified Qimpro Champion – a signature for basic Quality and Innovation.

Young Minds Debated on ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’

‘Young minds should be courageous and confident’ was the message given to the debaters by Ms. Chaya Srivatsa, Life Coach at Infosys Mysore during her inaugural address at ‘Y. Bhagavan Memorial Debate Competition’ organized by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) in association with Rotary Mysore Mid Town. She went down memory lane and recalled incidents from her college days as a student of Shri. Y. Bhagavan at Maharani’s College Mysore. She exhorted the young debaters to be courageous and confident on stage. The Guest of Honor Prof. N.R. Govinda Sharama, Faculty of Business Ethics & Strategy at SDMIMD shared his views on the significance of such events and wished the event success.  Read More>

JK Tyre & Industries CMDP Batch V – February 09 to 12, 2015

The 5th Batch of the JK Tyre & Industries Customized Management Development Program (CMDP) was conducted from February 9 to 12, 2015. The program was inaugurated by Dr. N. R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore in the presence of Mr. Gowri Prakash, Manager – HR, JK Tyre & Industries, VTP Mysore. The program delivered over 4-days witnessed participation from 27 participants representing the Vikrant Tyre Plant (VTP), Mysore and Chennai Tyre Plant (CTP).
The fifth in the series of programs designed for Identified High Performers (IHPs) of the company who are being trained across all the functions of management comprising of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Operations, Strategy, and Information Technology. Mr. Umesh K. Shenoy, Vice President – Works, JK Tyre & Industries, VTP Mysore was the Chief Guest for the valedictory session. The program was coordinated by Dr. Ullas Rao, Associate Professor – Finance, SDMIMD Mysore.

Commencement of Faculty Exchange Program with BUiD

Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy-Director, and Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – HRM, from SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore (SDMIMD), travelled to Dubai in February, 2015, and conducted workshops for MBA students, studying in British University in Dubai (BUiD).Dr. Gayathri offered a workshop on “Business Negotiation Skills’’, and, Dr. Mousumi conducted a workshop on “Self-Management”. This was a part of the MoU between BUiD with SDMIMD regarding exchange of Faculty for academic activities. In turn, Dr. Elango Rengaswamy visited SDMIMD in March 2015 to held a workshop on International Business.

Guest lecture by Ms.Swarna Gowri

Ms. Swarna Gowri, a consultant in the area of learning and psychological development held a day-long workshop for the benefit of students who have undertaken a project on “Impact of Yoga on emotional intelligence of management students” on 8 February 2015. The activity based workshop introduced the students to the concept of emotional intelligence, purpose of life, role of emotional intelligence in interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and how Yoga helps developing emotional intelligence. The workshop was very well received.

Guest lecture by Sundar K.S

Mr. Sundar, Associate Vice President, Education and Research, Global Education Centre, Infosys, Mysore addressed the students on 7 February 2015 on the topic “Ethical practices in IT” as a part of the course “Ethics and Values in Management”. He gave insights as to how People, Process and Products are the components of ethical process in IT and illustrated it with a case study of Infosys. He elaborated on the value systems at Infosys, C-Life, which is an acronym for Client value, Leading by example, Integrity and Excellence. The talk was followed by a lively question and answer session. Some of the students took this opportunity to interview him as a part of Activity Based Learning cell.

Prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award for SDMIMD Chairman

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It is a matter of pride and joy to each and every member of the SDMIMD family that Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala and Chairman SDMIMD has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award for his contribution to the field of social work. 

JK Tyre & Industries CMDP Batch IV – February 03 to 06, 2015

The 4th Batch of the JK Tyre & Industries Customized Management Development Program (CMDP) was conducted from February 3 to 6, 2015. The program was inaugurated by Dr. N. R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore in the presence of Mr. Gowri Prakash, Manager – HR, JK Tyre & Industries, VTP Mysore. The program delivered over 4-days witnessed participation from 23 participants representing the Vikrant TyrePlant (VTP), Mysore and Chennai Tyre Plant (CTP).
The fourth in the series of programs designed for Identified High Performers (IHPs) of the company who are being trained across all the functions of management comprising of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Operations, Strategy, and Information Technology. Mr. Umesh K. Shenoy, Vice President – Works, JK Tyre & Industries, VTP Mysore was the Chief Guest for the valedictory session. The program was coordinated by Dr. Ullas Rao, Associate Professor – Finance, SDMIMD Mysore.