2021

ALT 2021 by Dr. Barry O'Mahony of Abu Dhabi University

SDMIMD organized the 12th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) 2021 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on Virtual Mode. Prof. Barry O'Mahony, Dean, College of Business; and, Professor of Services Management, Abu Dhabi University, delivered the talk on the topic 'Future of Work-Creating Possibilities - Using Workplace Digitization'.
 
Dr. O’Mahony stressed that achieving customer satisfaction and to develop customer loyalty is the core in every service-oriented venture. Leadership styles and ability to manage things play vital role in this achievement.  emphasis on customer loyalty within the service sector has led to the development of the relationship marketing paradigm. Whilst relationships between buyers and sellers are complex, there are multiple models proffered by academics that contribute to an understanding of the determinants of relationship development.
 
With anecdotes from his experience in hotel industry and from his research, the speaker Recounted specific real-life incidents demonstrating multiple sides of what constitutes good customer satisfaction practices. 
 
Student event coordinator Ms. Sanjana Srinath welcomed the gathering and moderated the Question & Answer session. Mr. Hemanth Sharma gave a brief note on the significance & value addition created by the Annual Leadership Talks held year after year for both the academicians as well as the student community; and introduced the speaker of ALT 2021. Ms. Amrutha Anil rendered the invocation. 
 
Invitees from corporate & academia, Director of SDMIMD Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, faculty members, staff, alumni, and students were present during the virtual event.

Case Studies of SDMIMD Faculty Published by the AIMA Case Research Centre

The India Case Research Centre is a prestigious case repository and online case publication platform of the All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. It publishes case studies of the highest quality that are developed on the Indian scenario with the teaching notes. The objective is to cater the requirements of the Faculty with the relevant and contemporary management cases. After passing through a rigorous review and revision process, the AIMA India Case Research Centre, in the year 2020, published four cases studies with the teaching notes authored by the Faculty of SDMIMD. The details with the link to the cases are as below:

First Annual Convocation of PGCM 2019-20

SDMIMD organized the First Annual Convocation of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved One-Year Full-Time - Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) Program (2020-21 batch) on January 27, 2021, through Virtual Mode.  
 
Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala and Chairman of SDMIMD Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, presided the convocation function. Dr. Heggade awarded the Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) to the 11 students of the AICTE approved batch and honoured the Gold Medal for Overall Excellent Performance to Mr. Bhargav G Upadhyay. 
 
In his convocation address, Dr. Heggade said SDMIMD has been striving to build up overall personalities and character in the students. His desire is to have students excel in their corporate or own ventures and concurrently holding aloft Indian values and ethos. 
 
Speaking on the changing vistas of higher education, Dr. Heggade opined that New Education Policy (NEP) has several postulates, which is practised by Dharmasthala group of institutions ever since they forayed into education. He stressed on the educational system which upholds the Indian values and the Indian spirit for – integrity, reverence, gratitude, and social responsibility. Advising the graduating students Dr. Heggade said ‘young managers should have a temperamental framework in leading a life of fulfilment and the same time be successful in their avocations’.

Celebration of 72nd Republic Day

SDMites celebrated the 72nd Republic Day by adhering the norms of the new normal. Prof. S. Kannadas, Assistant Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, Mysore, hoisted the tri-colour flag and addressed the gathering. Prof. Kannadas spoke about the importance of adopting a new normal life Post-COVID-19 situation and how India performed the leadership role in managing the crisis & offering 2 vaccines to the world to come out of it. Highlighting the focus of New education policy announced by the government, he opined that the Post COVID-19 era will be a crucial period of industrial reformations in India.
 
Director of the Institute Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Deputy Director Dr.H Gayathri, faculty members & staff members were present.

Invited talk on Research Quality and Visibility

Dr. I.R.N. Goudar, Ex. Scientist 'G' and Head ICAST, National Aeronautical Laboratory (NAL) presented the talk on 'Strategies to Enhance the Quality and Visibility of Research in the Context of NIRF' to the faculty members on Friday, January 22, 2021, online.
 
Dr. Goudar focused the talk on presenting the research output of SDMIMD faculty members. Presenting the key criteria which impact the h-index of an organization, he said research publication, project grants, applied research, and international collaboration for academic research play a major role in the current context. The speaker presented and discussed the SDMIMD faculty research output over the years.
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