Campus News

Alumnus on Campus - Mr. Raj Singh from KPMG

Basel norms are the buzz words among the banking sector and Mr. Raj Singh, alumnus of SDMIMD, and Vice-president, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd., spoke on this buzz word on August 20, 2016 to SDMites. Starting from the historical perspective of developments that happened right from the Great Depression, Mr. Raj Singh informed how it is very important to cover the risk. He illustrated how the provision for risks to be created and erosion of capital needs to be arrested through appropriate risk control mechanisms. He also mentioned about the salient features of the Basel norms and indicated how they are going to help the economy by risk minimization and enable better settlements.

‘Innovation is Core’ - Prof. Fabrice Galia

Prof. Fabrice Galia, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France, addressed SDMites on August 20, 2016 in his address to the audience focused on innovation and mentioned that no field can survive without innovation, that applies to the field of finance also. Prof. Galia stated that both product and service innovations are required to create value. Innovation, he stated that, derives a push from the demand as well the technological developments. The innovation at the organizational level as well the personal level play major role in improving the business and economy.  Prof. Galia opined that all the business activities including the support activities have to be innovative to add value to the customers. His conclusion was to build the innovation culture across the entire organization be it government or private, to stay competitive in the market.

Pre Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance

Dr. SSS. Kumar (Dean Academics) and Professor-Finance, Accounting and Control, IIM Kozhikode addressed the gathering on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance’. During the inaugural session, Dr.Kumar focussed on ‘Microstructure of Financial Markets’ and how research could be undertaken by the academic fraternity. Dr.M.Sriram, Conference Chair delivered a talk on ‘Time Series Analysis’. The session highlighted on the types of secondary data used in finance research, issues relating to usage of secondary data and tools to resolve them. The panel discussion on ‘Empirical Research in Finance- Topics, Analysis  and Models’ was spearheaded by Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director and Professor-Finance, SDMIMD and  the panel members  addressed various facets of teaching, research and publications in Finance and Accounting. Dr.Amitha Sehgal, visiting faculty, Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai spoke on ‘Research Ideas in Banking’ and suggested few contemporary issues surrounding banking sector. The valedictory session was addressed by Mr.S.S.Bhandare, Advisor, Tata Strategic Management Group, Mumbai, who gave a pep talk on ‘Reflections of Monetary Policy in India’. 
 
The workshop organized as a part of 5th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking scheduled on August 19 & 20, 2016 was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair welcomed the gathering and presented the theme of the workshop. 

In-House Training Program for Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

SDMIMD over a period of time has conducted a number of corporate training programs for the benefit of industries and the latest offering is a customized management development program offered and conducted for Vinyas Innovative Technologies, Mysore. This program spread over a period of five months beginning from August 2016, involves coverage of all the essential topics under the areas of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, and negotiations. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Professor of Marketing at SDMIMD is coordinating the whole program and in consultation with the executives from the Vinyas IT has identified the topics. The contents have been carefully designed and developed by the experienced faculty of SDMIMD, to suit the requirements of the company. About 35 participants with various backgrounds and disciplines are attending the sessions being held in the SDMIMD campus.

Guest talk by Mr. Kalyan Chakarvarthy

Mr. Chakravarthy Kalyan, Senior Manager, N. Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt Ltd. visited SDMIMD on 8 August 2016.  He shared his experiences in Marketing with 2nd year students. He spoke about his journey in Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt Ltd since 1999 and the lessons he learnt while working in the Sales vertical. He stressed upon the importance of understanding the retail dynamics to be successful. Being the alumnus of SDMIMD, he advised the students to be passionate about their chosen field and work hard to achieve the goals.

CEO on Campus - Mr. Balagopal

SDMIMD students got the opportunity to hear Mr. C. Balagopal , a beaurocrat turned entrepreneur . In his special lecture organized on August 8, 2016, he gave several interesting tips to the students. Mr. Balagopal mentioned about the strengths and weaknesses of the present educational system, and asked the students not to be afraid to make mistakes. He suggested that students should try something new and involve in trial and error experience. This would enable new ventures and new products. Mr. Balagopal also asked to learn about conveying bad news, particularly in an organization when reporting to the higher ups. His advice was to keep trying and then succeed. The session was very useful to the students.

Talk on Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics

Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Senior Vice President, India Operations, Theorem Inc., and his associate, Mr. Ashok Srinivas, delivered invited talk on topic Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics, on August 2, 2016. The talk pointed out the differences between the traditional channels and the digital channels of analytics. The speakers emphasised on - big data, being Volume, Velocity, Veracity, and Variety.

LIFE at School by SDMites

SDMites have taken a socially responsible initiative to gift a library to the young minds of Government Adarsha Vidyalaya (High School) in Jockey Quarters, Mysore. The 'Library Initiative For Education at School' in short 'LIFE at School' has team comprising of Ms. Shushma Chengappa, Mr. Narendran V and Mr. B. Chiranjeevi from PGDM 2015-17 and Mr. Anil Ram Adya, Mr. Sanjeev, Ms. Sanjana, Ms. Nayana Singh, Ms. Swetha, Ms. Pooja, Mr. Priyesh, and Ms. Meghana from PGDM 2016-17 started this initiative.
 
The initiative kick-off on Monday, August 1, 2016, by collecting and moving 1300+ books donated by Ramakrishna Vidyashala, Mysuru to this initiative. The team started classifying the books.
 
‘Art of Reading Newspaper’ was the session conducted by the team to Class IX on August 1, 2016. The activity based session was well received by the young minds and enjoyed the joy of learning as well.
 
This initiative is spearheaded by Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Dr. Sunil M.V., Librarian of SDMIMD.

Interactive Session on HR Strategies

It was an experiential sharing for an HR Professional and great learning for HR specialization SDMites of PGDM 2015-17 batch on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The interactive session on ‘HR Strategies’ lead by Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager - Human Resources, Wipro Limited. The discussion covered recruitment career options for HR, Succession planning, Role of an OD practitioner, Changing Performance Culture, Organizational dynamics in the context of emerging countries.  The session concluded with Q&A and discussions on the topics covered.