Campus News

Workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Considering that public speaking is one of the most important skills for educators, which is put to test each day, a one-day workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills was organzied for educators on July 29, 2016 at SDMIMD. Participants were taken through sessions that enabled them to understand the mechanics of speaking. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy resource person of the workshop provided inputs on how to sustain interest and how to effectively handle questions. The workshop was well received by the participants. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the institute inaugurated the workshop. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the participants.

MDP on Managing Difficult Customers

A one-day Management Development Program (MDP) on Managing Difficult Customers was held at SDMIMD on July 27, 2016. In the workshop the sessions were conducted on the role of perception and personality in handling customers. The resource persons were Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, and Prof. R. Sugant, faculty of SDMIMD. They discussed tools such as emotional intelligence in dealing with difficult customers in the sessions. 
The program provided invaluable learning to the participants on areas like role of self in managing difficult customers, needs of difficult customers, steps involved in complaint handling etc. The activity-based workshop drew wide participation from industries in Mysuru and Nanjangud. The participants felt enriched and empowered by the workshop and opined that the workshop will help immensely in their future interaction with customers.
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD delivered the welcome address and Prof. Malathi Sriram, Coordinator of the Program introduced the resource persons and presented the theme of the program.

Singapore Conference 2016

The Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Singapore during July 21-23, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Corporate Governance - Shaping the Future through Transparency and Ethical Behavior’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. 
 
Prof. A. Seetharaman, Dean, Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management - Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address.

Webinar on Marketing by Alumnus

Ms. Ranjani Madhavan, Marketing Excellence Leader, 3M, Switzerland and alumna of the institute addressed the marketing students of the institute through Skype on July 20, 2016. 
 
After illustrating the value creation from marketing with help of some international cases, Ms. Ranjani helped the participants understand the different job profiles related to marketing domain. She also shared many tips with the students regarding how to prepare for a marketing career.

Seminar on Stress Management Technology

The seminar on ‘Stress Management Technology’ was organized in association with Vijay Foundation Mysuru, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in SDMIMD Auditorium. 
 
International Memory Trainer Dr. B.K. Chandrashekhar, popularly known as 'Invisible Doctor'; Sage and Scientist Dr. Krishna Madappa known as Modern Day Alchemist; Dr. B.R. Pai the Founder & Chairman of Vijay Group of Companies; delivered the talk on the seminar theme. 
 
General public and invites participated in the interactive session with the speaker followed by the talks. 

Khoj 2016

Khoj - the talent search festival of SDMites is a platform to for the new batch of PGDM to showcase their aptitude. Kohj 2016 was organized on July 18, 2016 to identify talent among the freshers through various competitions and to formally welcome them to student committees of the Institute. The show by the new PGDM batch 2016-18 was laced with impromptu speeches, colourful dances, humourous skits, classical songs and fancy dress shows.

Interactive Session on 'IT Industries in Mysuru'

SDMIMD and CII’s youth wing Young Indians jointly organized an interactive session on 'IT industries & infrastructure in Mysuru - a cohesive move' on July 15, 2016 at our campus.
 
Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co-founder, Software Paradigms International (SPI), Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Convenor - IT Panel, CII Mysuru, Mr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman, CII Mysuru and Dr. H Gayathri, Deputy Director of SDMIMD were the panel members.  The discussions centred around the infrastructural facilities in Mysore and ways of improving things.
 
The audience consisted of representatives from CII, the youth wing, faculty and students of SDMIMD and a cross section of the public.

Session by Toastmasters International

On Saturday July 2, 2016, the first year students attended a program on Toastmasters International. The session was meant to create awareness for Toastmasters International and explain how it can help to improve their communication  and leadership skills.
 
Toastmaster Rohit Koka, President of Mysore City Toastmasters addressed the students and told them how effective communication can provide a competitive edge in their career. Toastmaster Yashaswi from L & T Mysore, the Area Director, explained about the functioning of a Toastmasters club and its many benefits.
 
Toastmaster Arjun P. S., the President of the SDMIMD Toastmasters club informed the students about the club and its activities and provided information on  to become a Toastmaster. Toastmaster Poovendhiran, the past Area Director from SPI was present. The program was compered by Toastmaster Abhijith of the SDMIMD Toastmasters club.​

Paris Conference 2016

The Third European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Paris, France during July 1-3, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Tackling and Avoiding Recessio - Navigating the Future’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. 
 
Prof. Paul GARDINER, Professor of Project Management, SKEMA Business School, France, inaugurated the conference at Mercure Paris Porte de Versailles Expo Hotel, Paris, France and delivered the keynote address.