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 2016-18 (Second year) are as below :
 
16001 Aakansha Lakhani
16089 Nidhi S S
16022 Manchit Mehta
16084 Meghna Banka
16168 Sohail S
16055 Triti Nandi

The core club members for the batch PGDM 2017-19 (First Year) are as below :

17103 Ankita Pawar
17112 Jishnu Sudarshan
17016 Kundrapu jyoti
17141 Urmimala Majumder
17089 Sumitesh Pattnaik
17085 Sharon S Pinto

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. 

‘Goal Setting and Skill Development is Core’ – M. Muthaiah

The invited talk on June 23, 2016 by HR expert Mr. M. Muthaiah, Senior Vice President – HR, Carborundum Universal Limited, Chennai, was part of the induction program for the new batch of PGDM Program. Mr. Muthaiah, narrated the progress of the Murugappa Group of industries which has diversified into various sectors and has presence in many countries.. Mr. Muthaiah illustrated the importance of achieving success through goal setting and explained how it is necessary to acquire different skills apart from the main stream studies in management.