2017

Interactive session on ‘Counselling’

Counsellor and Trainer Ms. Ruchika Naidu addressed the new PGDM 2017-19 batch on June 18, 2017. The interactive session covered the various aspects of counselling, such as ‘what is counselling?’, ‘Why people need counselling?’, and other myths about counselling. The session had role plays from students. There were other fun activities as part of the session. 
 

Session on Wellness Management

Mr. Brahmavar Raghunath Pai (BR Pai), a well-known industrialist, philanthropist, civic leader, wellness promoter and public speaker from Mysore, spoke on ‘Wellness Management’ on June 17, 2017 as a part of Orientation Program 2017. Mr Pai introduced the concept of Total Wellness Management and presented the comparison between healthcare and wellness. Imparting the difference between proactive and reactive measures in Wellness, he called that the students remain active, physically and mentally.
 

Talk on VUCA by HR Expert

Mr Praveen Kamath, Global Head – Talent Transformation (BPS Division), Wipro Limited, delivered invited talk on VUCA to the PGDM 2017-19 Batch on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Mr. Kamath spoke about the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world and various aspects of VUCA world. The discussion on how one can overcome VUCA with the new batch was interesting.
 

Invited Talk on ‘Innovation’

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the PGDM 2017-19 students had an opportunity to understand ‘Innovation’. They interacted with Mr. Sundar Varadaraj Perangur, Advisor, Implantaire Technologies (I) Ltd., which is an innovating company. Mr Sundar introduced the student audience to the different types of innovation. Quoting the example of Tesla, he said innovators should dare to try and fail and learn from mistakes. He stressed on continuous improvement in life.
 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

Continuing customary practice, the new batch of PGDM 2017-19 students were welcomed with a brief Orientation Program. Invited talks from corporate professionals which introduced the young managers to the different dimensions of the management were very much informative and interactive. The program also introduced the students to the facilities, the institutional culture, faculty, courses and other support services available. 
 
Inaugurating the Orientation Program 2017, Prof S. Prabhakar, Hon. Secretary, SDM Educational Trust, in his address mentioned about the ethos of Dhamasthala and the qualities the students need to imbibe in themselves to become worthy members of the SDM family. He stressed on the qualities that a student should have - curiosity, humility and learnability.
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, welcomed the students and remarked that this would probably be their last full time educational qualification. Hence, he asked them to utilize it to its fullest potential. 
 
The parents of newbees, faculty members, staff and senior students were present during the program inauguration.