2017

‘Tech-Yaana’ for Adarsha Vidyalaya Young Minds

SDMites ‘Club Silicon’ conducted an IT workshop “Tech-Yaana” for the young minds of “Adarsha Vidyalaya” the school identified for LIFE@School Project. The workshop was conducted for high school students on January 30, 2017, focused on imparting basics of Computer nd  Video showing the evolution of Computer; technological inclusion in Education system; and how computer functions internally? 

Visit of University of Montevideo Student

As a part of the international exchange arrangement, SDMIMD hosted a group of students from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, who participated in a week long academic exchange program. They were accompanied by a faculty member, Dr. Carlos Folle, Professor of Strategy and Marketing, in that university. The group enjoyed the ambience and hospitality of SDM IMD in Mysore, and actively participated in a variety of activities exclusively arranged for them.
 
The faculty of SDMIMD conducted special sessions to the students related to courses like Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Managerial Communication, and general management. The class sessions were held in the morning every day and in the afternoon, the students were taken on an industry or corporate visit. They visited a few industries in Mysore, and had a good exposure to the corporate culture in India, and management practices. They also visited the Mysore office of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project, popularly known as SKDRDP,. The students got all the information about the social responsibility initiatives and rural development by interacting with the executives and personnel from the project group. Further, the students worked on group projects by collaborating with the second year PGDM students of SDMIMD, under the guidance of the faculty.
 
The program was overall coordinated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean – Academics, and Professor of Operations Management.

ISTD Mysuru Chapter Inaugurated

SDMIMD hosted the inauguration of the Mysuru Chapter of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) on 31 January 2017. Mr. Fabien M. Caltin, Director, Training & Development, Sysinformation India; and, Mr. Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, Associate Vice President - Global IT Delivery, Software Paradigms (I) Pvt. Ltd.; spoke on the occasion and emphasized on the relevance of continuous training and development in today’s business context.  Mr. Atul Sharma, Regional Vice-President (South), ISTD; and, Ms. Meera Venkat, Chairperson Bangalore Chapter ISTD; were present, and shared the vision of ISTD. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean-Academics, SDMIMD also graced the occasion.

Talk on 'Changing Management' by Dr. Alexandra Benz

Dr. Alexandra Benz, Professor of HR and HR Consultant, conducted session on 'Changing Management' to the PGDM 2016-18 students on January 27 & 28, 2017. Dr Alexandra covered topics like Data management, Consumer Behaviour Marketing, Human resource management, Globalization, Diversification.

68th Republic Day Celebration

The 68th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotism and fervour at SDMIMD on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The celebrations began with a patriotic song. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – OB & HRM, SDMIMD, unfurled the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mousumi said, we should try to honour the dignity and the sovereignty of our country by trying to be responsible and caring citizens. The impressions shared by SDMites about the country and role of Young Indians, showed great patriotism. This was followed by community breakfast at the Institute Mess. 

Corporate Speaker on Campus - Mr. Nagi Rao of SysInformation

Mr. Nagi Rao, Founder and Principal - SI Holdings, Sysinformation Healthcare India Pvt Ltd., Mysuru, was the invited speaker for the talk on Healthcare Industry, organized on January 12, 2017. Mr. Rao presented the status report of healthcare industry in US and presented its future scope in India. He shared shared his views on statistics pertaining to outsourcing jobs, IT security, data center options, etc.
 
The discussions about the impact of US election and its results on stock market and industry growth, in general, and healthcare industry, in particular, was key focus during the talk. 

'Outstanding Teacher Award' to Dr. Neetu Ganapathy

The Shanghai University in China has chosen Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Associate Professor, SDMIMD, for the ‘Outstanding Teaching Award’ of 2016. This award is given in appreciation for her teaching at Shanghai University last year. The award recognizes excellence in teaching practices, teaching effectiveness and the ability to inspire students. She was chosen from amongst several international visiting faculty. The award will be presented to her in March 2017.