2015

Talk on 'ERP' by Mr. Sanjai of SAP

Mr. Sanjai K, Head, Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP Solution Delivery Center, was at SDMIMD on December 3, 2015 to deliver invited talk on ERP. The talk focused on cloud, big data analytics and the future of ERP. Mr. Sanjai interacted with the students and shared his insights on emerging trends in the ERP space with them.

Pratigam 2015 – SDMites Alumni Meet

SDMIMD Alumni Meet - Pratigam for the year 2015 started with an invocation by Mr. Sharath Deshpande of PGDM 2015-17 batch. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director welcomed SDMites and stated that Alumni are pillars of an institution. Dr. Gayathri called SDMites as ‘Valued Ambassadors’, committed for extending support formally and informally towards the growth of the institution. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director in his address stated that the alumni are the stakeholders of the institute. In this address, Dr. Parasuraman gave a glimpse about the situation of B-Schools in the country and shared the activities of SDMIMD. He appreciated the effort of SDMites in making one among the Top 50 B-Schools in the country by B-School Surveys and for CRISIL A** rating. In his speech, Dr. Parasuraman highlighted the increase in quality research output from faculty, process for EFMD and ACBSP international accreditations and the activities of the institute. Mr. Arun Padaki, President of Alumni association called upon SDMites to organize meet regularly at different chapters and share ideas through official portals of the institute available on social media. Mr. Padaki opined that such meets and idea sharing will help in launching new initiatives for and of the institute. 
The inaugural session was followed by interactive session with current students. The post lunch session had the alumni meeting and discussing the way forward for the alumni to make their presence and contribution felt for the growth of the Institute Overall Pratigam 2015 was a memorable Alumni Meet.  

SDMIMD recognized for its academic rigour

Higher Education Review (HER) has ranked SDMIMD as "Management College of the Year 2015" under 'College for Academic Rigor' category. A consistently revised curriculum that has been complemented by frequent guest talks and other events have made SDMIMD to secure top position in Academic Rigor. SDMIMD's belief in imbibing Indian values and ethos to the students by building the right attitude, modesty, ethics and constant interaction with the social sector, has added to the academic qualities. These qualities have made SDMIMD a regular destination for many campus recruiters in the country.   SDMIMD has been  listed among 'Top 20 B-Schools' for the 'Management College of the Year 2015' in the October 2015 issue of HER.  

International Economics Conference 2015

 
SDMIMD organized a two day International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability: Challenges & Prospects on November 20-21, 2015. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON, Professor & Head, Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria. Dr. Stephen, in his inaugural address emphasized the need for sustainable development through microfinance initiatives.  He suggested that ‘wealth of nations’ would need to be complimented by ‘health of nation’ if the growth has to sustain in the long run. 
 
Mr. Francis Kurian, Asst. Vice President, Navia Markets Ltd (Trade Plus), Chennai also graced the occasion. Mr. Kurian highlighted the role of capital markets in spearheading the economic growth. He emphasized that with the merger of Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with SEBI, opportunities for investment commodity markets have opened up exponentially.
 
The conference was attended by 244 delegates from across the world including countries such as Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Philippines and Botswana and more than 160 research papers were presented and deliberated across the two days. Read More>

Guest lecture by Dr. Enrico C. Yee, Jr.

Dr. Enrico C. Yee, Jr.,  Chair, Department of Business Administration, College of Governance and Business, University of South-eastern Philippines addressed SDMIMD students on the principles and practices of Corporate Finance. He detailed the current practices adopted by Companies in Philippines. Dr. Enrico suggested that the principles of managing funds by companies can also be adopted by students to manage one's finances. His talk a brief account on the type of industries operating in Philippines, the Government's policies on FDI, the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Philippines.

Talk by Dr. Rao from Botswana University

Dr. K.S. Madhava Rao, Professor of Statistics, Botswana University, Botswana delivered talk on "Probability model for market sentiments” on November 21, 2015. Dr. Rao focused his talk on the probability model for market sentiments of equity prices/indices and addressed statistical issues related to model. Dr. Rao elaborated how the model developed by him could be used to analyse stock market sentiments.  Further, he empirically demonstrated the analysis of BSE benchmark SENSEX and NSE benchmark NIFTY with respect to the model. On the whole, the speaker threw light on the new methodology to measure volatility index.