2019

Talk on Microfinance by Mr. Surya Panda

Mr. Surya Panda, Head-Credit, Samasta Microfinance Ltd as resource person to the one-day Pre-Conference Workshop on the theme “Development Banking and Inclusive Growth: Emerging Trends” held on November 14, 2019 addressed the participants on the current scenario of the microfinance institutions in India. He spoke comprehensively about how the microfinance institutions operate in India, the benefits of having microfinance institutions, the challenges faced and the contemporary trends. He has elaborated how the microfinance institutions are playing pivotal roles in the upliftment of the underserved communities and propagation of the economy. He also talked about the internal and external risks that the microfinance institutions face, and the mechanisms need to be adopted in order prevent them. The session also discussed issues like how to ensure the loans provided are not squandered, social accounting, interaction between the self-help groups and the microfinance institutions etc. The entire session was immensely insightful and enlightening, and it threw light on several dimensions of microfinance.

Talk on Development Banking Regulatory Issues

Mr. Pankil Sanghvi, Partner (Tax & Regulatory Services) at BDO India LLP, Bengaluru was an invited resource person to the one-day Pre-Conference Workshop on the theme “Development Banking and Inclusive Growth: Emerging Trends” held on November 14, 2019. He spoke on the topic – ‘Development Banks – Indian Policy and Regulatory Aspects: The Macro Economic Impact’.  overviewed and presented the audience with evolution of development banking in India, the core challenges the sector is facing, and the factors contributing to the shutdown of development banks. Reforms and liberalisation starting from 1991 was the key for growth of development banking, said Mr. Pankil. He emphasized the role played by Government in choosing development banks to reconstruct India economically after independence. He also deliberated that Development banks channel money from people to project as a coordinator and hence ought not to make any profits from it themselves.

SDMIMD Featured in Times Now PathFinder

Times Now telecasted a special feature about SDMIMD in the PathFinder series on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The program focused on SDMIMD’s 25 Years journey in management education and included interview with Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala and discussions with our key functionaries. 

Exchange Program Visit to BUiD, Dubai by Prof. Gandhi

Prof. L. Gandhi, Faculty – OB/HR, SDMIMD, visited British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai during October 21 to 23, 2019 on a Faculty Exchange Program (FEP). Prof. Gandhi conducted the sessions for MBA Program in the University. Students of the program are the working executives who are pursuing their MBA from BUiD. The sessions focused on Organization Behaviour (OB) covering the global scenario. Several case studies and situations from Indian scenario were introduced to the students. 

2-Day Workshop by Kennesaw State University professor

Dr. Sheb True, Professor of Marketing, Interim Director – MBA Programs, Coles Colleges of Business, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, United States, conducted 2-Day workshop on ‘Strategic Positioning and Leadership’ on October 18 &19, 2019 at SDMIMD. The workshop was organized for the focused group of PGDM 2019-21 Batch marketing specialization students.