2021-22

SDMIMD collaboration with TCS on Academic Enhancement

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The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Educational Partnership between SDMIMD and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in the presence of Chairman of SDMIMD Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala, is scheduled on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11:30 AM in the SDMIMD Auditorium situated in the Chamundi Hill Road Mysore.
 
The partnership envisages corporate professional inputs for eight select courses followed by an internship in an area of relevance to management. The educational partnership will offer Supplementary Study for the SDMIMD’s flagship program Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students on TCSiON Platform. SDMIMD students will also undergo TCS's reputed National Qualifier Test (NQT) as part of the supplementary study.  Students will get a joint certificate issued by SDMIMD and TCSiON certifying the supplementary study experience.  This agreement is path-breaking in its potential to given enormous value add to students and in SDMIMD being able to leverage this association with a leading company of the stature of TCS.  The agreement is valid for 5 years.
 
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be exchanged by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Sri. Ravindra Kembhavi, Head Sales and Chief Education Evangelist, TCS iON, in the presence of Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman SDMIMD during this occasion.
 
The partnership is in line with the core vision of the New Education Policy 2020 for preparing the students for the real work scenario.

2nd Annual Convocation of the One-Year PGCM Program

The 2nd Annual Convocation of the One-Year Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) Program offered by SDMIMD, the premier Business School in Mysore, will be held on December 17, 2021, 10:30 AM at the institute campus situated at the foothill of Chamundi. 
 
The Chairman of SDMIMD, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala, will award certificates and deliver the convocation address. 
 
The PGCM program was launched during the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the institute in 2019 which is designed for industry readiness and professional growth in the corporate world.
 

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>
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