2-Day Workshop on Research Methodology

Dr. S.G. Prapulla, Chief Scientist & Head, Microbiology and Fermentation Technology Dept. CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, was the Chief Guest of the valedictory program of the 2- Day Research Methodology workshop scheduled during June 10 & 11, 2016. In her brief address, Dr. Prapulla appreciated the participants for taking up the research projects, and suggested that research improves their ability  to make an impression in their field. She informed the participants about the fellowships available, particularly to the women researchers. She also gave several tips about research work and encouraged the participants to do sustain their research activities and enrich the field. The participants interacted well with the Chief Guest and received valuable inputs from her.
Dr. Sunil, the Program Coordinator, prosed a vote of thanks and Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean -Academics, presented a memento to the distinguished Chief Guest.

Business Landscape Course 2016

A Business Landscape course for PGDM 15-17 batch commenced on June 6, 2016. The course has been designed to sensitize the students to general awareness topics of contemporary interest and also to the broad vistas of strategy and leadership. Separate sessions for this week long program are scheduled which includes discussions on analysis of companies, data science, and International trade & relationship. The panel discussion on topics relate to economy, fiscal policy, government initiatives, startups, and employment,  Having a faculty expert and student volunteers as panel members will bring in different dimensions for discussion.

MDP on Inferential Statistics in Research

Decision making using the data is seen as one of the important aspects in today’s research. A researcher who wishes to propose new results through research, looks for a scientific method that enables him to check whether his hypotheses are true or false. Statistical inference is one such branch of statistics which has got pool of methods that can be used to draw appropriate inferences regarding the hypotheses framed. One problem that a researcher faces is to select an appropriate method based on the objectives, from the pool of method available. He needs to know the assumptions associated with each method and also should know how to check the assumptions associated, using appropriate testing methods. It needs a formal training and guidance for the same. Taking this need as a motivation, an MDP has been designed for the researchers titled “Inferential statistics in research” at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), on June 4th, 2016.

MDP on Dimensions of Leadership

Leadership dimensions are once again at the forefront of discussion and debate in management fora. This has been due to the fast paced changes that are taking place in the business environment and the need for building organisations that can overcome these challenges. A one-day MDP on 'Dimensions of Leadership' was offered on June 1 & 2, 2016 by Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor - Marketing and Prof. S.N. Prasad, Professor - OB & HR, with an objective to give insights into conceptual dimensions of leadership; introduce leadership skills required in organisations; develop a perspective of functional area leadership; discuss issues in formulating leadership responses; introduce the Concepts of Moral, Conscious and Resonant Leadership; and to give insight into the interface between leadership and society.

Organizational Development Program

A day-long Organizational Development Program was organized on Saturday, May 28, 2016 on the theme 'Emotional Intelligence and Negotiation' for the executives of JK Tyre & Industries. The program was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, coordinated the program and conducted the session on Negotiation Skills. The sessions on Emotional Intelligence were conducted by Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta and Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professors in HR & OB. 

MDP on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

The 2-day program on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals was held on May 27 & 28, 2016. The program equipped professionals representing the Non-Finance background, with the essential tools and concepts in Finance. The program was framed with an overall objective of developing awareness of fundamental finance concepts among the participants to aid effective decision making. The program employed an innovative pedagogy comprising of Case studies and Excel demonstrations.

The 2-day program comprised of modules covering Introduction to Financial Reporting, Cost Management for Decision Making, Principles of Corporate Finance, and Introduction to Corporate Valuation. This executive program was offered by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance and Dr. M. Sriram, Professor - Finance.

MDP on Emotional Intelligence for effective leadership

Aiming to facilitate the executives in the corporate world to appraise and appreciate the issues and concerns a leader encounters in organizational situations, while dealing with people, both individually and in teams, a one-day MDP was conducted at the Institute on 'Emotional Intelligence for effective leadership' on May 27, 2016. The program resource persons for the program were Dr. Mousumi Sengupta and Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, They took the participants through a number of practical examples and summarized concepts.