Campus News

Alumni meet of Bengaluru Chapter

The initiative of SDMites in Bengaluru made the day memorable with the inauguration of Alumni-Bengaluru Chapter of SDMIMD Alumni Association. Inaugurating the chapter the chief guest Mr. Yashavant Ananthraj shared insights about what not to do while undertaking the journey of building an organisation. Specific mention was made about the three layers of functions, viz., Strategy level at the top, the Systems and Processes at the middle and Operations or Execution at the lower level.
The event started with invocation by Ms. Mallika of first batch (1994-96) of PGDM Program and the welcome address by Mr. Rakshit from the same batch. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute addressed the gathering and gave a cursory overview about the recent development at SDMIMD. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Chairperson of Alumni Committee highlighted the need of alumni collaboration and strengthening of alumni association at local level.
 
Mr. Harinath and Mr. Arun Padaki from PGDM 1995-97 proposed the agenda and activities of Alumni-Bengaluru Chapter. 
 
The vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Vijay Kumar of PGDM 1999-2000. The Master of Ceremony Ms. Susheema from first batch of PGDM program recalled the memories at SDMIMD while anchoring the event. 

Workshop on Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence Workshop by Dr. T. Kanti Srikantaiah, Visiting Professor, Maryland's iSchool of US, conducted on June 30 & July 1, 2016 at SDMIMD was a knowledge enriching and inspiring session for the students. It not only gave insights on the competitive intelligence basics viz. related terminologies, models, tools, but also the role of CI in organizations and its significance in today's dynamically changing, competitive business world. 
 
The seminar became more interesting as well as challenging with the help of hands on assignments and case studies' discussions,where students have applied conceptual frameworks and used various tools to analyze given scenario. Altogether it was a highly interactive,practice-oriented and knowledge gaining session.

5th International Finance Conference

         
‘The increasing penetration level of internet and digital revolution is going to alter the way banking transactions was done from the point of view of customers and banks’ thus opined Ms. Priti Parekh, COO, Clutch Group, Bengaluru, during the keynote address at the inauguration of the two-day International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking’ at SDMIMD Mysuru. Ms. Priti Parekh highlighted on how the growth of intermediaries such as Investment managers, brokers and Advisors has disrupted the role of traditional banking in India, in her address. 
 
The 5th edition of this international conference series witnessed more than 50 paper presentations by delegates from across India and representation from China, Nigeria, UAE and France on the theme of the conference. 
 
The invited talks during the technical session were delivered by Dr. Fabrice Galia, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France on ‘Innovation and Obstacles (including finance obstacles)’; Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Head – Banking & Finance Program, The British University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE on ‘Shifting Paradigms in Global Trade- Are we gearing up ourselves to the Emerging Challenges?’; and, Mr. Raj Singh, Associate Director, Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, on ‘Necessity and Challenges in Implementing Basel II/III solutions to Banking Industry’. 
 
The valedictory session schedule on August 20, 2016 had Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management (CFM), India and Former Professor- Finance, IIM Bangalore, as the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandra delivered the valedictory address on ‘Rational Market Hypothesis and the Behavioural Challenge’ during the session. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD delivered the Welcome address and presented the theme of the conference. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Professor of Finance, delivered the vote of thanks. 

Talk on ‘Kaizen’ by Quality Circle Mentor

Mr. B.N. Jagadeesh Prasad combined his rich experience on Quality Circles as Mentor and with his own personal success stories on Kaizen and presented his talk on incremental and continuous improvement of quality, Mr. Jagadeesh illustrated how Kaizen is not limited to manufacturing environment but also applicable to any other situation. He suggested that students form Kaizen clubs start exploring the opportunities for improvement. His ability to connect with the students through his rich experience sharing enabled the audience to understand and appreciate the power of Kaizen technique. The talk was part of orientation program organized for PGDM 2016-18 batch on June 23, 2016 at the institute auditorium. 

‘Goal Setting and Skill Development is Core’ – M. Muthaiah

The invited talk on June 23, 2016 by HR expert Mr. M. Muthaiah, Senior Vice President – HR, Carborundum Universal Limited, Chennai, was part of the induction program for the new batch of PGDM Program. Mr. Muthaiah, narrated the progress of the Murugappa Group of industries which has diversified into various sectors and has presence in many countries.. Mr. Muthaiah illustrated the importance of achieving success through goal setting and explained how it is necessary to acquire different skills apart from the main stream studies in management.

Alumnus on Campus – Mr. Pramod P

It was always interesting, interactive and informative to here from an alumnus, the PGDM 2016-18 had an opportunity to meet and interact with alumns of PGDM 2001-03 Mr. Pramod, P. Pramod drew on his experiences in the corporate sector to demonstrate how roles keep changing in the industry. He called upon the budding managers to be prepared to take risks and willing to learn more. He explained how the SWOT analysis is very important in setting goals and enables a person to march towards success.

Invited talk by Mr. Praveen Kamath

Mr. Praveen Kamath, GM and a Global HR leader, Wipro, candidly indicated to the students as to how one can succeed when they rise to the expectations, in his talk organized on June 18, 2016 in Institute Auditorium. Mr. Kamath strongly emphasized on hard work, and urged the students to stay away from time killers, and time wasters. He advised the students to acquire global certifications, and establish through social networking. He also suggested super specialization in one area to become successful professionals.

Be Passionate, Ready to Change & Challenge – Mr. Arun Nayar

Hailing from military background, Mr. Arun Nayar, Director – HRD, Infrastructure, Facilities and HSE, Safran Engineering Services India, Bangalore, was able to connect with the fresh batch of SDMIMD narrating his experiences off and on the battle filed. Mr. Arun narrated the story behind the growth of Safran Company and their expertise in HiTech areas like aerospace and security systems. He called upon the new batch of PGDM 2016-18 to be passionate about what they do and learn as much as they can, and discouraged blind following of fads or chasing of fancy ideas. He further mentioned about the need to change and challenge to achieve success. The talk was organized on June 18, 2016 at Institute Auditorium. 

Move from ‘Can’ attitude to ‘Will’ attitude – Mr. Vijay Deshpande

Mr. Vijay Deshpande, Vice President – HR, J.K. Tyres, New Delhi, focused on “lead yourself to success and be very successful professionals” in his talk on June 18, 2016 at our Institute auditorium. Mr. Vijay explained the importance of motivation, and suggested different approaches like seeking the help of a mentor, discussing with friends, and listening to good speakers, to the new batch of PGDM 2016-18. He emphasized on moving from “can” attitude to “will” attitude.