Campus News

Launch of One-Year PGCM Admissions 2021

The admissions process for the AICTE Approved One-Year Full-time Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) was launched on May 17, 2021, through a Webinar to introduce the program. The PGCM Admissions 2021 was launched by introducing 4 specialization – General Management, Entrepreneurship & Family Business, Investment Banking and Business Analytics – this year. Deputy Director Dr SN Prasad and Mr Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, CEO of Silicon Roads, the partnering organization for the Entrepreneurship & Family Business presented the specialization to the prospective students during the webinar. 

Webinar on ‘Finance in Management’

Dr M. Sriram, Associate Professor – Finance, SDMIMD, delivered the Webinar Series 3 on the topic ‘Finance in Management’ for the PGDM 2021-2023 on May 13, 2021. The session focused on sensitizing the students to understanding the preparation of financial statements and its linkage with managerial decision. The emphasis was more on the modern approach to the preparation of financial statements without having to go through rigorous and conventional process.

New EC for Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association

The Executive Council (EC) for the term 2021-2023 was formed by Election process during May 2021. The election officer Prof Malathi Sriram announced the EC during the Annual General Body meeting held on May 8, 2021. 
 
The EC comprised of the Chairman Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore; Faculty Representative Dr. Sunil M.V., Head – Academic Administration, SDMIMD Mysore; President of Association Mr Niranjan N Naik (Batch 1995-1997); Vice-President Mr Vijay Mane (Batch 1998-2000); Secretary Mr Praveen M G (Batch 1995-1997); Joint-Secretary Mr Kumar Piyush (Batch 2012-2014); Treasurer Ms Padmashree G S (Batch 1996-1998); and the Members – Mr Anil Ram M Adya (Batch 2016-2018); Mr Mayank Jindal (Batch 2011-2013); and, Rohith Kumar Agarwal (Batch 2007-2009).

Webinar on ‘Data Analytics in Decision Making’

Dr. G. Srilakshminarayana, Associate Professor, SDMIMD, delivered the interactive session on ‘Role of Data Analytics in Decision Making’ for the PGDM 2021-2023 Batch. The Webinar 2nd in the series was organized on May 7, 2021. The webinar gave exposure to the components of business analytics and informed about how analytics is being used in different domains.

Webinar on ‘Indian Growth Story’

The debut Webinar Series for PGDM 2021-2023 was delivered by Dr. Prasad SN, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, on the topic ‘An Overview of the Possible Indian Growth story 2021-22’ on April 23, 2021. The webinar addressed how the Indian economy is poised to grow in the next two years and the emerging sectors which may dominate that growth story. Prof. Prasad opined that the flow of FDI created a 15-year long window for Indian start-ups and from 2020 onwards the grip of Covid has accelerated the start-up growth.

26th Annual Convocation

Mysore, Friday, April 2, 2021 - The 26th Annual Convocation of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development was held today at the Institute Campus situated at the foothills of Chamundi Hill, Siddharthanagar, Mysuru. Given the COVID-related restrictions, the audience was restricted only to the students passing out, their parents, members of the Governing Board, faculty, and staff of SDMIMD and representatives of the Press.
 
On the occasion the Institute awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) (equivalent to MBA) to 171 eligible students of the batch 2019-21 and 4 from the 2018-20 batch. The graduating students received their Diploma from Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala and Chairman, SDMIMD. The Chief Guest Shri. T. R. Parasuraman, President and Whole time Director, Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd., presented Gold Medals to the high-performing Students for excellent overall performance and outstanding performance in various specializations. 
 
In his convocation address, Shri. T. R. Parasuraman said that, young India has greater opportunities in the manufacturing industry and the avenues are ample to explore with strong determination to achieve success. 
 
Mr. Parasuraman mentioned about the "Toyota way" for continuous improvement (Kaizen).  He opined that continuous improvement is a result of establishing long term vision, working on challenges, continuous innovation and going to the source of the issue (Genchi Genbutsu) and respect for people. His speech was replete with anecdotal stories driving to principles for managing oneself.  He emphasized the spirit of hard work and the need for focus.  He also expressed his administration for Dr. D Veerendra Heggade’s great initiatives in the social sector and extolled the students to follow that path.
 
As an advice to the graduating students the keynote speaker said, ‘to be a leader we must follow 5 key works - foot work (on floor experience), head work (to understand the problem with open mindset), teamwork, hard work and network’. 
 
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala and Chairman, SDMIMD, called upon the young managers to be global in relevance and Indian in ethos. He expressed the view that in emulating western practices of management, one should retain the great Indian qualities of humility, reverence and gratitude.  He expressed his appreciation on the Institute’s efforts in bringing about continuous improvements 
 
Earlier, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute presented the Annual Report stating the activities and achievements of the Institute in the academic year 2020-21. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, presented the candidates for the award of degree by the Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. Dr. S.N. Prasad, Professor, SDMIMD, proposed the vote of thanks to conclude the convocation ceremony.
 
Several Governing Board Members of the Institute were present and graced the occasion.

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Gold medals awarded to PGDM 2018-20 batch

During the 26th Annual Convocation of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) held recently at the Institute Campus in Mysore, Gold medals were awarded for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management 2018-2020 Batch, apart from the honours to the currently passed out batch, held on April 2, 2021. 
 
It may be recalled that due to the corona pandemic, the 25th Annual convocation was not held last year. The event was planned to be held in March 2020. 
 
Gold medals for 2018-20 were given to the Six students for their excellent performance in academics by the Convocation Chief Guest Shri. T. R. Parasuraman, President and Whole time Director, Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd. 
 
Ms. Juhi Prabhu was awarded the Chairman’s Distinguished Student Gold Medal for Best Academic Performance. Mr. Gagan Raj S.Y. secured the Ankur Gupta Memorial Alumni Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Finance. The Suman Narayan Memorial Alumni Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Human Resources Management; and Ankur Gupta Memorial Gold Medal for Best Overall Performance was awarded to Ms. Karshini Tyagarajan. The Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Marketing was secured by Mr. Agnimitra Das. Mr. Koushalendra Kumar secured the Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Operations. And the Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Systems was awarded to Ms. Javvadi Bhandhavi. 
 
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade in his presidential address said one of the greatest challenges in any B-school is to ascertain the relative level of quality on various parameters – curriculum, pedagogy, projects, evaluation, and overall preparation of students- compared to globally accepted standards.  
 
In his message to the graduating students, Dr. Heggade said there is no doubt that having the right frame of mind and temperament is an equally important attribute that they would need to succeed in their careers and life.  Special importance to the understanding of Indian ethos and values, side by side with excellence in conceptual understanding is the need of the hour. 
 
Speaking on the leadership qualities and success in business, Dr. Heggade opined highly successful people are not necessarily highly skilled, but they have high emotional intelligence. Today, business is faced with the need to identify its individual competence and competitive ability with international standards of excellence. 
 
Convocation Chief Guest Mr. T.R. Parasuraman, shared the scenario of manufacturing industry in India and quality aspects to be inculcated by the young managers both in personal and professional life with anecdotes from his experience with Toyota. 
 
Earlier, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute presented the Annual Report stating the activities and achievements of the Institute in the academic year 2020-21. Dr. S. N. Prasad, Professor, SDMIMD rendered the Vote of Thanks.
 
The Governing Board Members of the Institute were present and graced the occasion.

Convergence 3i - Industry - Institute - Interface

The annual event of academics and industry interface - Convergence 3i was organized on March 16, 2021, The virtual event was kickstarted with the presentation on Mr Chandramouli, CEO, Feedback Insights on the topic 'Modern Workplace Culture'. The talk was followed by the Panel Discussion on " Expectations of the Employers from the Job Aspirants in the Post Covid Era". Mr Chandramouli, CEO of Feedback Insights, Mysore; Mr Kshitij Mathur and Ms Jyothsna D. from PGDM 2020-2022, were the panel members. Dr. Prasad S.N., Professor - Strategy, SDMIMD, moderated the panel discussion.