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'Diamond' Rating to SDMIMD by I-Gauge, India

SDMIMD, Mysuru has been awarded the highest level of 'Diamond' Rating among the management institutes of India by the QS-I-Gauge, the India specific rating agency for the Quacquarelli Symonds, London. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings and the Higher Education Institutes Ranking have universal acceptance across the world in the fraternity of higher education institutions, corporate employers and among the student community. The rating has examined several parameters relevant to management education and given that overall ranking based on an independent study.
 
It may be recalled that SDMIMD was also awarded the Business School Impact System (BSIS) certification by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Jan 2020 and the EFMD Accreditation for the SDMIMD's PGDM program has been successfully renewed in Feb 2020 for a period of 3 years.
 
It is relevant to mention here that during these COVID restriction months, SDMIMD could complete full admissions for the 2-year PGDM program 2020-22 and the classes have commenced in the online mode.

Invited talk on Workplace Learning and Development

Mr. Sreejith Pilassery, Country General Manager, India & South Asia, Horizontal Talent; and Ms. Satabdi Deb, Corporate Trainer, are the invited speakers for the Webinar on the topic ‘Workplace Learning and Development’ on August 26, 2020. 
 
Mr. Sreejith introduced the ‘Horizontal Talent’ and ‘Horizontal Digital’ to the audience. The speaker threw light on how to become an infinite player with clear purpose and commitment who works on self-development, accept changes, and grow to become successful. With relevant examples of companies like Walmart, Apple, Tata, and the reasons for their triumph in today’s world. Further, the speaker described the ‘Golden Circle’ of Simon Sinek by explaining what, how, and why a person becomes successful. Another speaker for the day Ms. Shatabdi shared her understandings about success and discussed the high learning curve and great confidence. Ms Shatabdi spoke on the importance to seek knowledge and being a strong-minded person.
 
This session anchored by the course instructor of Workplace Learning and Development (WLD) Course Prof. L. Gandhi, Faculty – OB/HR, SDMIMD. Students from the HR Specialization attend the virtual invited talk and participated in the Q&A session.

Invited talk on Talent Management

Mr. Selvakumar Varadharajan, Chief Executive, Laymen Agro Ventures Private Limited, was invited to deliver the talk on “Talent Management Practices for Entrepreneurs/Managers” on August 25, 2020. Mr. Selvakumar introduce Vilfresh - a company driven by its vision where it enriches the farmers, empowers the rural youth, and excites the urban consumers. The talk focused on the role of Microprenuers, Villagepreneur, and Womenprenuers at VilFresh. Further, the speaker shared the unique hiring practices and the team structure at VilFresh. This session anchored by the course instructor of Talent Management (TM) Course Prof. L. Gandhi, Faculty – OB/HR, SDMIMD. Students from the HR Specialization attend the virtual invited talk and participated in the Q&A session. 

EFMD Global Network Webinar - Address by Dr Parasuraman

Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, Mysuru, was a panel member on "How to transform challenges into opportunities to maximise the impact" on August 20, 2020, organized by EFMD Global Network
 
Dr N.R. Parasuraman addressed on the regional perspective of the B-School sharing the specific experiences, challenges and insights into the impact assessment process, particularly in pivoting during the period of crisis.

MDP on Predictive Analytics for Business Decision Making

A 2-Day Management Development Program (MDP) on Predictive Analytics for Business Decision Making was organized on August 19 and 20, 2020. Dr Srilakshminarayana G, Faculty – Quantitative Methods, SDMIMD, resource person for this online MDP, provided hands-on experience to the participants on the important methods used for making predictions. Case studies and statistical packages with relevant data sets were used to discuss the various methods. The program has concluded with addressing queries of the participants.