2020

Student Exchange Program 2020

As part of the students exchange program 29 select students will be visiting eight different international foreign universities for a whole term of study. During the program SDMIMD students will be studying with many international students and get taught by several faculty from different nationalities.  The experience of having different pedagogy is invaluable for their growth.  Besides the facility to do cases and projects with students of other nationalities and background affords cross-cultural understanding. Further, the evaluation technique used in these schools enables students to be on their toes and prove their mettle.
 
The foreign universities to which the selected students will go are as follows: 
 
  • University of Texas A&M, USA – 4 Students
  • University of Bordeaux, France – 4 Students
  • University of Montpellier, France - 4 Students
  • La Rochelle Business School, France - 4 Students
  • University of Pau, France - 4 Students
  • EAE Business School, Spain - 4 Students
  • University of Heilbronn, Germany – 3 Students
  • National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan – 2 Students  

Pratigam 2020 – the Annual Alumni Meet

Prerana – the alumni association of SDMIMD organized ‘Pratigam 2020’ the annual alumni meet at SDMIMD on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The 'Centre of Inspiration' of Pratigam 2020 is the 25 Years of Inspirational Journey of SDMIMD. Pratigam 2020 gave a perfect platform to SDMites to share, connect and collaborate with classmates, seniors, juniors, faculty, and extended SDMIMD family.
 
Commencing with box cricket, carrom, table tennis and volleyball matches, proceeded to lunch; followed by panel discussion on ‘Digital transformation and its profound impact on the business’ and Start-up Talks: Entrepreneurship Session. 
 
The evening program was titled ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Inspiration’ presenting Prerana Dossier and recalling the memories. With the title ‘Honouring our Inspirations’ Prerana honoured faculty and staff members who are with SDMIMD’s Management Educational Service for more than 20 Years. The event concluded with entertainment program by Kalaanubhav, followed by dinner. 

71st Republic Day Celebration

SDMites celebrated the 71st Republic Day with duty, devotion and dedication. Prof. L. Gandhi, Faculty – HR/OB, SDMIMD, hoisted the tri-colour and addressed the gathering. Prof. Gandhi highlighted the importance of Constitution of India which came into effect on 26th January 1950, replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. Further, recalled the contributions of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar the major architect of the Constitution of India, which gives Indians the fundamental rights - Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against Exploitation, Right to Freedom of Religion, Rights to minorities (cultural and educational rights), Right to Constitutional Remedies, Right to Information Act. Also shared the Google's doodle which was designed by Singapore-based artist Meroo Seth, brings together the rich cultural heritage of the country. 
 
The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast at the Institute Mess.

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Workshop by Exchange Faculty from France

Prof. Charlotte Fontan Sers, Professor of Economics, ESC Pau Business School, France, conducted 3-Day Workshop on “Global Responsibility / Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship" during January 21 to 23, 2020, for select students of PGDM 2019-21 Batch at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. 

International Symposium 2020

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SDMIMD organized the International Symposium 2020 on January 3, 2020. Prof. Devi Singh, Former Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow delivered the keynote address during this annual event and opined that India's growth in post-independence and the challenges and possible solutions for the issues confronting the economy.  The symposium was organized to coincide with the annual visit of students and faculty from Mays Business School, Texas A&M.

 
Earlier, the Director of the institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman delivered the welcome address and presented the need for faculty-student exchange programs in any higher education institute. Dr Parasuraman gave an overview of the international reach out including international tie-up, international accreditation, international conferences and faculty-student exchanges at SDMIMD.
 
Dr Akshaya Srinivasan, Professor of Marketing, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, US, accompanying the team from U.S, made preliminary remarks. Dr Neetu Ganapathy, Faculty – Systems and Business Communication and Coordinator gave an overview of the events planned during the symposium. The inaugural session was followed by the interaction and knowledge sharing sessions between the students of SDMIMD and Texas A&M University. The cultural program by both the institute students were scheduled post-lunch. 
 
Earlier in the week, the visiting students had a visit to companies of different sectors and interaction with the heads of the organizations.