2016

Saraswathi Pooja Celebration

For SDMites, Mysore Dasara is special and a rich experience. The festival changes the monotonous way of life, makes it more colourful with many exciting things to look forward to. It is this spirit that makes the festival so special. The Durga and Saraswathi Pooja are important events of Dasara festivities. 
 
SDMites organized Saraswati Pooja at SDMIMD Library to pray to the Goddess of Knowledge. The devotional Carnatic song rendered by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, our Director was the highlight of the Pooja celebration.

Workshop on Business Analytics

SDMIMD in collaboration with ESC Pau Business School, France, organised a 3-Day Workshop on Business Analytics for the students of SDMIMD during October 3-5, 2016.  The workshop brought in perspectives on international and interdisciplinary dimensions to the elective course ‘Business Intelligence’ in PGDM Program. Dr. Lee Schlenker, Professor of Information Systems at the ESC Pau Business School, France, was the resource person, and it was coordinated by Prof. Mohamed Minhaj from SDMIMD. Apart from discussions on working in the Digital Economy and transforming data into Business Intelligence for effective business decisions, the workshop also exposed the participants to Visual Analytics using SAS, which is an analytics platform widely used by the corporate world. 

Talk on CII Young Indians (YI) - YUVA

Mr. Utsav Agarwal, Director of Bhoruka Aluminum Limited and Representative from Young Indians (YI), the chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) introduced Young Indians chapter and YUVA platform to SDMites of PGDM 2016-18 batch on September 29, 2016. Mr. Agarwal motivational talk started with leadership, qualities that a leader should possess and focused on Nation building. The instances and experiences shared by the speaker about how an individual can contribute towards Nation building was interesting. Mr. Utsav Agarwal also highlighted the various activities that Young Indians carries out through YUVA, which is a platform that Young Indians (YI) provide for students to enhance their leadership skills and to build corporate network. 

Dasara Guests from China to SDMIMD

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) the B-School in Mysore will be the host for 16 MBA students from Shanghai University, China – one of its International Students Exchange Program partners, during the first week of October. The young managers from this visiting university will be led by Ms. Ai Lina.  
 
To make the visit enriching and learning experience a lecture series has been organized for the Chines students where in experts from industries will also be invited. The series includes lecture on leadership dimensions, managerial communication, international business, business negotiation and business analytics, during the week-long exchange program visit. 
 
As a part of cultural immersion activity to introduce history, culture, art, architecture and heritage, the social interaction and sightseeing are planned for the visiting students. Without introducing ‘Yoga and Wellness’ in a program offered by an institute situated in Yoga Capital Mysore is incomplete. For these young managers from Shanghai University the day start with a session on ‘Yoga and Wellness’. 
 
The week-long engaging activity also includes industry visits, interaction with corporate leaders, and project presentations. 

Guest Lecture by Mr. Sunil Subramaniam

Mr. Sunil Subramaniam, AVP-HR at Blue Ocean Market Intelligence delivered an invited talk on ‘People Analytics’ on September 17, 2016 at the Institute Auditorium. Mr. Subramaniam chose to keep the delivery interactive, discussed on tools used in analysing people with their social media profiles; and application of people analytics for better understanding of employees within an organization. This talk was organized by the Students Committee.
 
Mr. Subramaniam felt that  analytics should be driven by a futuristic approach, wherein companies are no longer looking into reporting past performance, but were instead more interested in the trends that were shaping the future of any industry. Addressing a question related to information security, Mr. Subramaniam responded that security, and privacy of data and information, was still a large looming concern for many organizations.