2015

Workshop on HR for Non-HR Professionals

A two day workshop on ‘HR for Non-HR Professionals’ was organized at the Institute during April 9 & 10, 2015. The workshop was designed to address the participants on HR and management issues in day-to-day work-life situations. Inaugurating the workshop, the Director of SDMIMD, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman stressed on need of leadership skills, team management capabilities and strategic approach to problem solving & decision making, as essential qualities to manage the manpower in the work-life situation. 
The faculty facilitators for the workshop, Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta and Dr. Mousumi Sengupta emphasized, “While at work, we involve in interactions with people, across all levels, irrespective of the nature of our work. It involves functions, ranging from leading and motivating staff to appraising their performance. Therefore, we need to appreciate the behavioural issues, arising on a day-to-day basis.  These issues are being addressed in the workshop through experience sharing & discussion, role play, simulations, & case studies”. 
Professionals engaged in administrative roles, academicians, academic administrators, professionals in managerial roles across different sectors and levels participated in the workshop. 
At the end of the program, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the institute delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants. Dr. Sunil M.V. Coordinator of the program was present. 

Newsclip :  Star of Mysore

SDMites visit to University of Dubai

Students from SDMIMD spent a week of classes and interaction at the University of Dubai in the first week of April, 2015. SDMIMD entered into a special tie-up with the highly accredited University of Dubai for a short study cum corporate exposure orientation for select students. The students are the top performers in the First year program and have been sent to Dubai with the Institute bearing all their expenses for travel, stay and study. The present arrangement with University of Dubai was based on a discussion with the latter on specific academic and corporate inputs that the students could be exposed to.
The trip concluded in the first week of April and was rated very high by the students.  The Chief Academic Officer of the University of Dubai has this to say of SDMIMD students: “Your students are gems and are of very good quality.”

News Clips : Star of Mysore | The Hindu

International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Social Science Research

SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Chennai jointly organized the International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Social Science Research during April 3 to 5, 2015 at Chennai. Prof. Antony Paulraj, University of Southern Denmark, inaugurated the Symposium and delivered the Keynote Address. Prof. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the Invited Talk during the inaugural session of the conference. 
The symposium attracted several research papers from academicians on the theme across the globe. The workshop on the conference theme, panel discussion and the excursion to tourist spots in Chennai were the part of the symposium. 
Dr. Elango Regaswamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai delivered the special talk and moderated the workshop. 
Two of the faculty from SDMIMD - Dr. G. Srilakshminarayana  and Dr. B. Venkatraja presented papers on "On Importance of Normality Assumption in Using a T-Test: One Sample and Two Sample Cases" and "Does Export-led Growth Strategy Sustain? An Aggregate Demand Dimension: China’s Experience; India’s Lessons" respectively, in the symposium and these were well received.

20th Annual Convocation

Chairman Address 
Director's Report 
Photo Gallery 
News Clips

On Friday, March 27, 2015 the Twentieth Annual Convocation for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for batch 2013-15 was held. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala and Chairman of the Institute presided over the convocation and awarded Certificates of Merit to the 2013- 2015 batch students. Shri R.Seshasayee, Executive Vice Chairman, Hinduja Group, India was the Chief Guest on the occasion and delivered the Convocation Address. He conferred the gold medals to the students who exceled in various specializations – Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, Operations and Systems. Read More >

Students extended financial support

The students of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) extended monetary support to Ashakirana Charitable Trust to treat the needy patients, and Sneha Kirana Spastic Society for meeting the needs of learning materials for the special children. The students of SDMIMD as a part of their Socially Relevant Project have identified some of the charitable trusts, organizations and NGO’s to extend support to meet the needs of these organizations.The student coordinator Mr. Tariq Bin Reyaz said ‘we believe it is very important for the students to be involved in the local community and to extend their support to charities and organisations in the region’. Dr. V.H.T. Swamy, Medical Officer, Ashakirana Hospital received the cheque of Rs. 45,000 from the student community and the Director of Sneha Kirana Spastic Society Mr. James received over a cheque of Rs. 44,000. The Deputy Director of SDMIMD Dr. H. Gayathri, faculty member Prof. N.R. Govinda Sharma and the Administrative Officer Shri. C.V. Sridhar joined the student community in this outreach program.

Toastmaster Emergence 2015 @ SDMIMD

Emergence 2015, a training program for all Toastmasters (TMs) in Mysore was held at the Institute on March 8, 2015. Emergence is an education program & training platform aimed to help Toastmasters to hone their communication skills and prepare for upcoming contests. The half-day program hosted by SDMIMD Toastmasters Club, was attended by over 30 TMs from InfosysSPI, L&T, MYRA School of Business and Mysore City Toastmasters Club. The program included four sessions which were conducted by distinguished Toastmasters from Mangalore: the Divisional Governor TM Anita Cordeiro, TM Nivedita, TM Divyashree and TM Rajat Shetty
In her session, the Divisional Governor TM Anita Cordeiro, chalked out strategies that can be used for impromptu speaking. TM Niveditha focussed on three aspects of a speech: content, delivery and language. She demonstrated the effective use of drama in a speech to create a lasting impact on the audience. TM Divyashree elaborated on the rules and regulations to be borne in mind while participating in a contest. The last session by TM Rajat Shetty addressed various aspects that can help in effectively delivering a prepared speech. The program culminated with lunch at the SDMIMD Mess.

Budget Conclave 2015

The Union Government presented second budget on February 28, 2015. To discuss the implication and impact of this on the Country, a Budget Conclave 2015 was held in collaboration with CII Mysore, on March 4, 2015. The key highlights of Budget Conclave 2015 was the expert analysis of Union Budget 2015 by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the presentation by industry leaders from Mysore region representing diverse sectors offering their perspectives on impact of the Union Budget 2015 and providing sector-specific views.