2020

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta appointed as Member for WICCI

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta received the invitation to be the Honorary Member of the National Council for Higher Education, Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI). WICCI is supported by the massive global networks of ALL Ladies League (ALL), Women Economic Forum (WEF) and SHEconomy with 250,000 members and supporters globally, including 60,000 in India. Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. WICCI operates via its manifold councils across 150+ sectors and a coordinating hub of the Secretariat. 
 
Dr. Mousumi will be working with the team of 20 women academicians from across the country appointed as the members of the council.

Webinar on Industry Perspective On-Campus Hiring

Mr. Abhijith M K, Global Business Head, Utthunga technologies, delivered a Webinar on the topic ‘Industry perspective on-campus hiring’ on December 12, 2020. Mr. Abhijit M K discussed the need for skill requirements in different professions and importance of being industry ready. Further, Mr. Abhijith discussed on how one must practically apply the theoretical concepts and understanding in the real-world scenario. The speaker touched upon how the students can be industry-ready through internship or apprenticeship, or through short duration real-time projects and looking beyond the syllabus. Mr. Abhijith concluded the session by highlighted the reasons for the skill gap like lack of confidence in leading and managing people, over delegating work to others, and failing to contribute in a practical world.

International E-Conference on “Adapting to the new business normal - The way ahead”

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For several years Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) has been organizing multiple international conferences every year. Keeping the COVID-19 situation in mind, SDMIMD organized the first International e-conference on “Adapting to the new business normal- The way ahead”, on 3-4 December 2020.
 
Welcoming the participants, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, spoke on the challenges and opportunities on doing business in the pandemic era and released the Conference Proceeding CD. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, the Conference Chair, briefed the participants about the objective of the conference and emphasized on the need to get virtually connected, for the purpose of collaborative research.
 
During his keynote address, eminent international academician, and researcher, Dr. Moez Bennouri, the Director of the MSc Programs, Montpellier Business School, France, spoke on the issue of female leadership in organizations. In the context of Corporate Governance in the current business scenario, he emphasized on the significance of the involvement of female leaders at the top management level.
 
The keynote was followed by paper presentation session. More than 100 participants and paper presenters have taken part in the conference. Papers have been presented in different tracks grouped under Marketing, Finance, HRM, Economics, Operations, Analytics, and IT.
 
In a panel discussion on “Adapting to the new business normal” distinguished corporate personalities, such as, Mr Ravikumar, Head – HR, Feedback Consulting; Mr Hemant Galagali, Associate Director – Enterprise Digital Strategy, IQVIA Inc; and, Mr Divakar Gupta, Global Product Manager, Expedia; shared their experiences on the various challenges at work, in the present time. They emphasized on several strategic decisions, companies need to make, to cater to the new normal business context. Dr. Sugant, Professor, SDMIMD acted as moderator, during the panel discussion.
 
During the valedictory session, Mr. Anujeet Varadkar, CEO, Svatantra Microfinance, delivered the address and spoke on the importance of microfinance in the Indian economy. He highlighted the issues, which are typically faced by microfinance companies.

Webinar by Dr Sandhya G. Krishnan of Congnizant

Dr Sandhya G Krishnan, Global Head of Millennial Council for Innovation Transformation and Global Diversity, Cognizant Technology Solutions, was the invited speaker for the webinar scheduled on October 23, 2020, on the topic ‘Aligning functional and behaviour skills for career development’ for the PGDM and PGCM 2020 Batch. 

SDMites win First Place at HRMind 2020

Ms. Sanjana Vijaykumar and Ms. Seetalakshmi Satish Hegde of PGDM 2020-2021 participated in HRMind 2020 - online HR Quiz, organized by B.K. School of Professional and Management Studies, Gujarat University, held on September 27, 2020. The SDMites team secured the first position, among 341 participants including participants from IIMs and other top B-Schools. 
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