2021-22

100th Meeting of the Toastmasters' Club

SDMIMD Toastmasters club conducted its "100th Milestone Meeting" on December 12, 2021 in hybrid mode. TM Nandha Kumar, the President of the club, commenced the meeting by welcoming the guests. He shared the several accolades that the club had won this year including the "President's Distinguished Club" award . Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, and  Dr .S. N. Prasad, Deputy Director addressed the gathering and shared their views on the club and motivated the club members with their generous words. 
 
Several dignitaries from Toastmasters District 121 spoke about the club and congratulated the members. Distinguished Toastmaster Abhijit Roy from Kolkata delivered the keynote on the topic "Rejection isn't the end of the road".  The key highlight of the meeting was the "Down Memory Lane" section. In this section, the past presidents of the club, mentors and club coaches shared their memories of the club. Ms.Sujata Rajpal and DTM Haris, who helped the club in its initial days, encouraged the members to keep up their efforts to improve their communication and leadership skills. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, the club faculty mentor, recalled her journey with the club since its inception in 2014 and expressed gratitude to everyone who had made this journey possible.  

International Partners Research Conference 2021

SDMIMD partnered with School of Business, University of Dundee, and other premier Universities across the Globe in organizing the International Partners Research Conference 2021 on 29 November 2021 through online mode. 
 
The focus of the conference was on issues related to socio-economic development. The research papers, concept notes and survey reports on the topic received from different countries were presented and discussed during the conference. It was a platform for the researchers to discuss the issues and seek the experts’ views from different universities partnered for the conference. 
 
The faculty members from SDMIMD presented the papers and chaired the sessions during the conference. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – OB/HR & Chairperson – Conferences, SDMIMD, represented the institute. 

HR Dasara 2021: Industry-Culture-Conference

SDMIMD & Edin Bridge Foundation in association with Excelsoft Technologies organized a one-day Industry - Culture Conference on “HR Dasara - An insight to Mysuru Industrial Prosperity” recently at SDMIMD on November 26, 2021.
 
The conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest & Keynote speaker Shri. Pratap Simha, Member of Parliament, Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha Constituency & Guests of Honour Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDM IMD, Mysuru & Shri D Sudhanva, Co-founder & CEO, Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru. 
 
Speaking on the occasion Shri. Pratap Simha, in his keynote address, highlighted the history of mysuru industrial development under Wodeyars. Shri Simha appreciated the concept of ‘One City One Industry’ with which Wodeyars set up industries in Mysuru, Mandya, Nanjangud, Bengaluru, Shimoga, etc. Further, he said that the contribution by the Wodeyars to the erstwhile Mysore state was immense. The hydel power project at Shimsha in the early 1900s, Mysore Lamps factory, Sandalwood oil factory, Mysore Paints and Varnishes, & Ideal Jawa are some of the major industries which were established during Wodeyars regime. 
 
He also spoke on the status of some of the ongoing industrial development projects like the 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Economic Corridor project of ₹8172 crores which will reduce travel time between the two cities from three hours to just 90 minutes & the Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) which is coming up at Kadakola near Nanjangud in 61 acres of land which will have a cold storage unit, state-of-the-art first-of-its-kind in Karnataka warehouses, two Railway lines — loading line and engine escape line, facility for Customs clearances for export and import cargo, hi-tech signaling and telecommunication units, CC Block Pavement, administrative block, connecting roads and drainages, pump house, rainwater harvesting units and a host of other features needed for shipping and receiving goods.
 
The inauguration was followed by 2 Panel Discussion focusing on the - Mysuru City: Challenges in balancing Heritage & Growth; and during the post lunch on the topic - Mysuru City: the next Industrial & IT hub of India.
 
The conference focused on the industrial development & overall growth of Mysuru, ongoing & upcoming industrial projects of Mysuru, the challenges faced by the industries & the growth potential of mysuru. The conference also emphasized the economic development of Mysuru, the contribution of various sectors to the GDP, & new job opportunities. 
 
The conference was concluded with a special session on start-ups & how mysuru can become the next IT hub of India by Shri D Sudhanva, Co-founder & CEO, Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru. 
 
About 200+ Delegates which include Industrialists, Business Leaders, CEOs, CHROs, HR Professionals & Management Academicians & Students attend the conference.

6th International Economics Conference

Indian economy though is affected by COVID-19 pandemic, responding positively to the quantitative easing and fiscal measures and reviving appreciably, said Prof.N.R.Bhanumurthy, Economist and Vice Chancellor of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru. 
 
While delivering inaugural address to the 6th International Economics Conference organised by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysuru on the theme of “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” Bhanumurthy further says, “fiscal policy should not be the first line of defence during economic crisis and unlike economic crisis of 2008, India executed more prudent policy measures to manage the COVID-19 triggered economic downturn wherein monetary policy dominance over fiscal measures was evident”. Read More>

6th International Economics Conference

 
Indian economy though is affected by COVID-19 pandemic, responding positively to the quantitative easing and fiscal measures and reviving appreciably, said Prof.N.R.Bhanumurthy, Economist and Vice Chancellor of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru. 
 
While delivering inaugural address to the 6th International Economics Conference organised by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysuru on the theme of “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” Bhanumurthy further says, “fiscal policy should not be the first line of defence during economic crisis and unlike economic crisis of 2008, India executed more prudent policy measures to manage the COVID-19 triggered economic downturn wherein monetary policy dominance over fiscal measures was evident”. 
 
He expressed concerns that chip shortage would affect automobile manufacturing and supply chain economy. Though inflation is on the rise particularly due to fuel price rise, Bhanumurthy was confident that it will continue to remain within the RBI’s targeted rate of 6 percent. Speaking on the climate change, he said that more research and debates are essential before emerging economies decide whether to continue to use coal as a key energy source. 
 
Answering to a question, Prof.Bhanumurthy said, “regional disparity in India is increasing and it could be attributed to the federal system of government and market forces. Different states have different policies and approaches to the same problem”. Furthermore, he also believed that India is more equipped than before to manage the disparities as new mechanisms are developed. 
 
Dr. Frank Longo is the Associate Dean for Global Programs at EAE Business School in Spain delivered the keynote address to the two-day conference. In his talk, Frank brought out the issues of sustainability, economy and growth and their linkages from the global perspective and discussed the role of academic institutions in this regard.
 
Dr. Saju Jose is an Associate Professor in Abhu Dhabi University was the Distinguished Speaker for the technical session and he highlighted the role of corporate social responsibility in the development of economically backward segment of the society. He talked about the need for evolving right CSR strategies by corporates by aligning with their core competencies. Jose, further, highlighted that CSR activities should be related to larger concerns for doing good for society and environment, going much beyond the immediate business stakeholders and narrow profit motive. 
 
Utsav Agarwal, Director of Bhorukha Fabcons Private Limited was the chief guest for the valedictory session. In his valedictory address, Utsav said, “conservative banking affects credit flow and thereby economic growth is contracted”. Speaking on the need for economic  stability to achieve business sustainability, Utsav narrated the challenges encountered by the MSMEs during COVID-19 pandemic. He argued for consistency and persistence in government policies to enable business sustainability. 
 
Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director and Professor of Finance at SDMIMD was present on the occasion and expressed the need for academic community to involve rigorously in relevant research to contribute to better corporate decision making and government policy formulation.  
 
Dr.B.Venkatraja, Associate Professor of Economics at SDMIMD expressed concerns that stagflation, income disparity and climate change might be the obstacles in attaining inclusive and sustained economic development during the COVID pandemic times.  
 
The two-day virtual conference held on November 25 and 26 deliberated on 94 research papers and case studies presented by academic researchers and practitioners on the various dimensions of the economy, growth and sustainability.       
 
Conference Chairperson Dr.B.Venkatraja coordinated the proceedings of two-day event. 

SDMIMD ranked 14th among Standalone B-Schools in India

The recently released Outlook - ICARE India MBA Ranking 2022 has ranked SDMIMD at the 24th position among the 52 top Private B Schools in India; 6th among 34 Top private B schools in South Zone; & 14th among 46 Private Standalone Institutions.  

Toastmaster Club Activities

  
SDMIMD Toastmasters works with a shared vision of Toastmasters International and encourages the students to achieve their potential. SDMIMD Toastmasters Club is heading towards a milestone of the 100th meeting on December 12, 2021. To make each meeting count, several educational sessions were organized in the month of October.
 
SDMIMD Toastmasters Club organized an interactive educational session on "Creative Table Topics" on 3rd October 2021, by a well-known Toastmaster of the Mysuru area, TM Azharnaveed Kairdi. Through this session, club members encountered abundant ideas for table topics, where each speaker will be given 2 minutes to speak on that topic.
 
Apart from the regular weekly meetings, our club also conducted an educational session on the topic “Mastering Presentation” on 17th October 2021, by Sandipa Maheswari, DTM. This session was addressed by SDMIMD students of PGDM Batch 2021-2023. One of the essential skills for managerial students is presenting. DTM Sandipa shared the insights to make a good presentation a great presentation by following a few basics of presentation. The session had more than 50 participants from SDMIMD.
 
For the 97th anniversary of Toastmasters International on October 22nd, 2021, Club President TM Nandha Kumar and Club secretary TM Sai Sri Harsha organized a special meet to share the numerous accolades the club has won last year and the forthcoming awards for the club. This session was conducted in person on the SDMIMD campus. 
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