2016

In-House Training Program for Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

SDMIMD over a period of time has conducted a number of corporate training programs for the benefit of industries and the latest offering is a customized management development program offered and conducted for Vinyas Innovative Technologies, Mysore. This program spread over a period of five months beginning from August 2016, involves coverage of all the essential topics under the areas of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, and negotiations. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Professor of Marketing at SDMIMD is coordinating the whole program and in consultation with the executives from the Vinyas IT has identified the topics. The contents have been carefully designed and developed by the experienced faculty of SDMIMD, to suit the requirements of the company. About 35 participants with various backgrounds and disciplines are attending the sessions being held in the SDMIMD campus.

Guest talk by Mr. Kalyan Chakarvarthy

Mr. Chakravarthy Kalyan, Senior Manager, N. Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt Ltd. visited SDMIMD on 8 August 2016.  He shared his experiences in Marketing with 2nd year students. He spoke about his journey in Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt Ltd since 1999 and the lessons he learnt while working in the Sales vertical. He stressed upon the importance of understanding the retail dynamics to be successful. Being the alumnus of SDMIMD, he advised the students to be passionate about their chosen field and work hard to achieve the goals.

CEO on Campus - Mr. Balagopal

SDMIMD students got the opportunity to hear Mr. C. Balagopal , a beaurocrat turned entrepreneur . In his special lecture organized on August 8, 2016, he gave several interesting tips to the students. Mr. Balagopal mentioned about the strengths and weaknesses of the present educational system, and asked the students not to be afraid to make mistakes. He suggested that students should try something new and involve in trial and error experience. This would enable new ventures and new products. Mr. Balagopal also asked to learn about conveying bad news, particularly in an organization when reporting to the higher ups. His advice was to keep trying and then succeed. The session was very useful to the students.

Talk on Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics

Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Senior Vice President, India Operations, Theorem Inc., and his associate, Mr. Ashok Srinivas, delivered invited talk on topic Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics, on August 2, 2016. The talk pointed out the differences between the traditional channels and the digital channels of analytics. The speakers emphasised on - big data, being Volume, Velocity, Veracity, and Variety.

LIFE at School by SDMites

SDMites have taken a socially responsible initiative to gift a library to the young minds of Government Adarsha Vidyalaya (High School) in Jockey Quarters, Mysore. The 'Library Initiative For Education at School' in short 'LIFE at School' has team comprising of Ms. Shushma Chengappa, Mr. Narendran V and Mr. B. Chiranjeevi from PGDM 2015-17 and Mr. Anil Ram Adya, Mr. Sanjeev, Ms. Sanjana, Ms. Nayana Singh, Ms. Swetha, Ms. Pooja, Mr. Priyesh, and Ms. Meghana from PGDM 2016-17 started this initiative.
 
The initiative kick-off on Monday, August 1, 2016, by collecting and moving 1300+ books donated by Ramakrishna Vidyashala, Mysuru to this initiative. The team started classifying the books.
 
‘Art of Reading Newspaper’ was the session conducted by the team to Class IX on August 1, 2016. The activity based session was well received by the young minds and enjoyed the joy of learning as well.
 
This initiative is spearheaded by Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Dr. Sunil M.V., Librarian of SDMIMD.

Interactive Session on HR Strategies

It was an experiential sharing for an HR Professional and great learning for HR specialization SDMites of PGDM 2015-17 batch on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The interactive session on ‘HR Strategies’ lead by Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager - Human Resources, Wipro Limited. The discussion covered recruitment career options for HR, Succession planning, Role of an OD practitioner, Changing Performance Culture, Organizational dynamics in the context of emerging countries.  The session concluded with Q&A and discussions on the topics covered.