2016

Interactive Session on 'IT Industries in Mysuru'

SDMIMD and CII’s youth wing Young Indians jointly organized an interactive session on 'IT industries & infrastructure in Mysuru - a cohesive move' on July 15, 2016 at our campus.
 
Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co-founder, Software Paradigms International (SPI), Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Convenor - IT Panel, CII Mysuru, Mr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman, CII Mysuru and Dr. H Gayathri, Deputy Director of SDMIMD were the panel members.  The discussions centred around the infrastructural facilities in Mysore and ways of improving things.
 
The audience consisted of representatives from CII, the youth wing, faculty and students of SDMIMD and a cross section of the public.

Session by Toastmasters International

On Saturday July 2, 2016, the first year students attended a program on Toastmasters International. The session was meant to create awareness for Toastmasters International and explain how it can help to improve their communication  and leadership skills.
 
Toastmaster Rohit Koka, President of Mysore City Toastmasters addressed the students and told them how effective communication can provide a competitive edge in their career. Toastmaster Yashaswi from L & T Mysore, the Area Director, explained about the functioning of a Toastmasters club and its many benefits.
 
Toastmaster Arjun P. S., the President of the SDMIMD Toastmasters club informed the students about the club and its activities and provided information on  to become a Toastmaster. Toastmaster Poovendhiran, the past Area Director from SPI was present. The program was compered by Toastmaster Abhijith of the SDMIMD Toastmasters club.​

Paris Conference 2016

The Third European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Paris, France during July 1-3, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Tackling and Avoiding Recessio - Navigating the Future’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. 
 
Prof. Paul GARDINER, Professor of Project Management, SKEMA Business School, France, inaugurated the conference at Mercure Paris Porte de Versailles Expo Hotel, Paris, France and delivered the keynote address.

HunaR - HR Club

"HunaR is the HR club of SDMIMD established in 2016. The club's main aim is to foster learning in aspiring HR professionals. The club would be doing its part in exposing students to industry updates, core concepts and also helping them apply those concepts through various competitions, case studies and knowledge sharing sessions. The club would also be responsible for developing relationship with the industry professionals. Alongside the mentioned activities, the club would be coordinating and assisting various activities such as guest lectures, conferences, fests, workshops and would serve as the backbone for the institute’s initiatives."
 
The core club members for the batch PGDM 2017-19 (Second year) are as below :
 
17103 Ankita Pawar
17112 Jishnu Sudarshan
17016 Kundrapu jyoti
17141 Urmimala Majumder
17089 Sumitesh Pattnaik
17085 Sharon S Pinto

The core club members for the batch PGDM 2018-20 (First Year) are as below :

18022 Rishitha
18003 Asihwarya Gongalla
18165 Sandra K Menon
18039 Harshita J 
18182 Divya Singh 
18123 Sristi Roy

Alumni meet of Bengaluru Chapter

The initiative of SDMites in Bengaluru made the day memorable with the inauguration of Alumni-Bengaluru Chapter of SDMIMD Alumni Association. Inaugurating the chapter the chief guest Mr. Yashavant Ananthraj shared insights about what not to do while undertaking the journey of building an organisation. Specific mention was made about the three layers of functions, viz., Strategy level at the top, the Systems and Processes at the middle and Operations or Execution at the lower level.
The event started with invocation by Ms. Mallika of first batch (1994-96) of PGDM Program and the welcome address by Mr. Rakshit from the same batch. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute addressed the gathering and gave a cursory overview about the recent development at SDMIMD. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Chairperson of Alumni Committee highlighted the need of alumni collaboration and strengthening of alumni association at local level.
 
Mr. Harinath and Mr. Arun Padaki from PGDM 1995-97 proposed the agenda and activities of Alumni-Bengaluru Chapter. 
 
The vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Vijay Kumar of PGDM 1999-2000. The Master of Ceremony Ms. Susheema from first batch of PGDM program recalled the memories at SDMIMD while anchoring the event. 

Workshop on Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence Workshop by Dr. T. Kanti Srikantaiah, Visiting Professor, Maryland's iSchool of US, conducted on June 30 & July 1, 2016 at SDMIMD was a knowledge enriching and inspiring session for the students. It not only gave insights on the competitive intelligence basics viz. related terminologies, models, tools, but also the role of CI in organizations and its significance in today's dynamically changing, competitive business world. 
 
The seminar became more interesting as well as challenging with the help of hands on assignments and case studies' discussions,where students have applied conceptual frameworks and used various tools to analyze given scenario. Altogether it was a highly interactive,practice-oriented and knowledge gaining session.