2016

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 2018-20 (Second Year) are as below :

Gongalla Aishwarya 18003
Rishitha 18022
Harshita 18039
Sristi Roy 180123
Sandra K Menon 18165
 
The core club members for the batch PGDM 2019-21 (First Year) are as below :
 
Adarsh BS 19004
Anuj Sohani 19010
Karan Jain 19024
Hari Priya 19080
Aman Sharma 19126
Anamika Roy 19127
Parth Pandya 19155

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.

5th International Finance Conference

         
‘The increasing penetration level of internet and digital revolution is going to alter the way banking transactions was done from the point of view of customers and banks’ thus opined Ms. Priti Parekh, COO, Clutch Group, Bengaluru, during the keynote address at the inauguration of the two-day International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking’ at SDMIMD Mysuru. Ms. Priti Parekh highlighted on how the growth of intermediaries such as Investment managers, brokers and Advisors has disrupted the role of traditional banking in India, in her address. 
 
The 5th edition of this international conference series witnessed more than 50 paper presentations by delegates from across India and representation from China, Nigeria, UAE and France on the theme of the conference. 
 
The invited talks during the technical session were delivered by Dr. Fabrice Galia, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France on ‘Innovation and Obstacles (including finance obstacles)’; Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Head – Banking & Finance Program, The British University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE on ‘Shifting Paradigms in Global Trade- Are we gearing up ourselves to the Emerging Challenges?’; and, Mr. Raj Singh, Associate Director, Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, on ‘Necessity and Challenges in Implementing Basel II/III solutions to Banking Industry’. 
 
The valedictory session schedule on August 20, 2016 had Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management (CFM), India and Former Professor- Finance, IIM Bangalore, as the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandra delivered the valedictory address on ‘Rational Market Hypothesis and the Behavioural Challenge’ during the session. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD delivered the Welcome address and presented the theme of the conference. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Professor of Finance, delivered the vote of thanks. 

Talk on ‘Kaizen’ by Quality Circle Mentor

Mr. B.N. Jagadeesh Prasad combined his rich experience on Quality Circles as Mentor and with his own personal success stories on Kaizen and presented his talk on incremental and continuous improvement of quality, Mr. Jagadeesh illustrated how Kaizen is not limited to manufacturing environment but also applicable to any other situation. He suggested that students form Kaizen clubs start exploring the opportunities for improvement. His ability to connect with the students through his rich experience sharing enabled the audience to understand and appreciate the power of Kaizen technique. The talk was part of orientation program organized for PGDM 2016-18 batch on June 23, 2016 at the institute auditorium. 
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