2019

Invited talk on ‘Career in Sales & Marketing’

Mr. Ashwani Khanna, Head of Marketing, FunderMax India, delivered an invited talk organized for PGDM 2018-20 Batch on September 11, 2019 at SDMIMD.
 
Mr. Ashwani gave insights into the sales profession and the opportunities available to build a career. He emphasised the importance of sales in an organization as it generates revenue to the organization and the performance results are measurable as it is linked to targets. These challenges create opportunities, which in turn help in professional growth. At the end of the day results in job satisfaction.
 
The talk concluded with the interactive session with the speaker. 

Technical Session by Mr Sameer Parekh

Mr Sameer Parekh, Founder and Director, Greshma Shares and Stocks Ltd., delivered invited talk during the technical session of the 8th International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts’ held on September 6, 2019. Mr Parekh focused his talk on the myths of the equity market.
 
Mr Parekh opined that, for the past 1.5 years, the equity markets have been witnessing record highs and record lows. Due to the devaluation of Indian Rupee, the Financial Institutional Investments have been pulled out from the Indian market. The current situation of the market can teach us humility as they are uncertain. He concluded his address by mentioned the multiple opportunities in the capital market field.

Session on ‘R’ Language by Dr Venkatesh

Dr K.A. Venkatesh, Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, delivered a session on ‘R’ during the Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance held on September 5, 2019, at SDMIMD. Dr Venkatesh demonstrated the use of R language in Data envelopment Analysis and packages in software for Various analysis methods by providing practical training for the participants. 

Session on Publication of Papers in F & A Journals

Dr P. Janaki Ramudu, Professor – Finance, and Dean - Academics at IMT Nagpur delivered the session on ‘Publication of Papers in Finance and Accounting Journals’ to the participants of Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance held on September 5, 2019. Dr Ramudu discussed the need for publications and the expectations of editors from journals. While discussing the gap between the industry and academics, Dr Ramudu said ‘the research knowledge of academicians is not fully used by the industry. The industry still does not believe in the solutions from academics owing to the lack of knowledge about the industrial applications.’ Further, he detailed the traditional and emerging areas of research in Finance and the opportunities in the emerging areas.

8th International Finance Conference 2019

 
The 8th International Conference on Finance, organized by SDMIMD on an annual basis, got off to a flying start with two inspiring inaugural addresses.  Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikai of Dharmasthala and Chairman of SDMIMD inaugurated the conference with a crisp address. He stated that  ‘The gap between rural and urban has greatly reduced over 20 years. Apart from the basic facilities like food, water and road, we have progressed in health facilities too. The improvement in facility has made us to access information, opportunities and facilities available in the World. This has also had impact on education system. Indian institutes have challenges to match the international standards to attract students’. 
 
The Chief Guest and Keynote speaker Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Trichy said ‘India has seen great leap in industrial revolution during last 10 years. We have to move from manufacturing outfits of Industry 1.0 and 2.0 to Industry 4.0 and beyond. The 4th Industrial Revolution has to drive the Indian industries and parallelly we have to prepare ourselves for 5.0 revolution’. Further, Dr. Metri opined that the development of new technology has been a primary driver of the movement to Industry 4.0. Some of the programs first developed during the later stages of the 20th century lacked the technology needed to make their complete implementation possible. Now, Industry 4.0 can help these programs reach their full potential. 
 
Dr. Metri appreciated the achievement of SDMIMD in terms of internationalization and research contribution to the area of management education. 
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, presented the theme of the conference and gave an overview on the contemporary situation of the conference theme. 
 
The dignitaries released the conference volume published in the form of eBook covering the papers considered for deliberation by the conference committee.  
 
Participants of the conference, faculty members, staff, and students of SDMIMD were present.