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Convergence 3i - 2016

‘”Discipline, Dedication, Determination are 3Ds which help to see success in life” according to  Dr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman of CII, Mysore Chapter & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axel Ltd.  Speaking to a gathering of students from various Institutes and colleges during the inaugural address delivered at the 4th edition of Convergence 3i – the Industry-Institute-Interface – event organized jointly by SDMIMD and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) – Mysore Chapter at SDMIMD, Dr. Muthukumar was candid in his advice to the younger generation on the attitude they should carry. 
 
Sharing his 9 years’ experience in Merchant Navy and as a Business Strategist for 7 years in corporate life, Mr. Vinod Muthukrishnan, CEO, Cloud Cherry, the Chief Guest of the event outlined 4Cs that would take youngsters to great heights. These are ‘Curiosity, which questions to explore and to make things better; Character, which represents the person; Courage, which gives a person conviction; Commitment, which brings dedication, work ethics and culture’.  
 
Earlier welcoming the gathering, the Director of SDMIMD, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman said such platforms helps educational institutes to revisit the curriculum, and pedagogy and to understand the aspiration & expectations of industry and budding graduates. 
 
Prof. S.N. Prasad, Faculty Coordinator of the program welcomed the gathering. Students from various engineering and degree colleges participated in Convergence 3i.  
 
The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussions on ‘Job Creation for Graduates in India’ – The Challenge’ and ‘Are you ready to work for me?- Employer’s Expectation from You’.  Dr. Sudhir Sosale, Director CIAT, NIE, Mysore, Former India Head, Intel Corp and Mr. Raghavendra Kadkol, Manager HR, Infosys, joined the faculty members of SDMIMD Prof Rajendra Todalbagi & Prof. R. Sugant; with the SDMIMD students Praneet Kumar & Pooja Hegde, as panel members. The panel was moderated by Prof. S.N. Prasad and Prof. Malathi Sriram respectively. 

Convergence 3i - 2016

‘”Discipline, Dedication, Determination are 3Ds which help to see success in life” according to  Dr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman of CII, Mysore Chapter & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axel Ltd.  Speaking to a gathering of students from various Institutes and colleges during the inaugural address delivered at the 4th edition of Convergence 3i – the Industry-Institute-Interface – event organized jointly by SDMIMD and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) – Mysore Chapter at SDMIMD, Dr. Muthukumar was candid in his advice to the younger generation on the attitude they should carry. Read More>

Kalanubhav 2016

It was splendid cultural evening on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at SDMIMD, giving opt synchronization to the title of the program 'Kalanubhav'. The Bharatanatyam performance by Vidushi Yamini Muthanna presenting her choreography 'Margam' and 'Navagraha - the Lords of the Constellation' set to the original slokas of Sri Shankaracharya, mesmerized the crowd. This was followed by a presentation of traditional art forms - Hatha Yoga and Kallaripayatu.
 
Kalanubhav is a student committee with the objective of being a platform for propagating and showcasing all forms of Indian art by SDMites. The annual event of Kalanubhav brings eminent artists to introduce the different art forms and to keep up the rich tradition & class of our Indian culture.

SDMIMD's PGDM Equivalent to MBA Degree

The 2-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of SDMIMD is recognized as ‘Equivalent to MBA Degree’ of an Indian University by The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) under University Grants Commission (UGC).

Brickwork awards “A Double Star” to SDMIMD at National Level

A well-established track record, brand equity, quality of the program and knowledge transfer to the students have made SDMIMD to be ranked with A** (A Double Star) at National Level and A*** (A Triple Star) at State Level by Brickwork Ratings. The grading has considered other elite B-Schools in the country and rated SDMIMD for the diverse academic courses offerings, well qualified faculty, talented student pool, good placement record, excellent infrastructure facilities and stable financial risk profile of the Institute. 

Startup Charcha

SDMIMD organized an entrepreneurship event called STARTUP CHARCHA at SDMIMD on February 3, 2016. This event was not only a culmination of various entrepreneurship activities undertaken by Swayam - E cell of SDMIMD students, but also an event that was in consonance with the overall favourable policy environment of the government in the context of startups. Read More>

Talk on 'IT Strategies for Startups'

Dr. Ashok Rao, former Head of the Network Project, Centre for Electronics Design and Technology  (CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, was on campus on February 3, 2016. Dr. Rao delivered his talk focusing on IT Strategies for Startups with illustrious examples from his experiences. The talk was attended by SDMites of IT Strategies for Startups (ITSS) elective course of PGDM Program.

Startup Charcha

SDMIMD organized an entrepreneurship event called STARTUP CHARCHA at SDMIMD on February 3, 2016. This event was not only a culmination of various entrepreneurship activities undertaken by Swayam - E cell of SDMIMD students, but also an event that was in consonance with the overall favourable policy environment of the government in the context of startups.
 
SDMIMD had initiated entrepreneurship activities to give conceptual insights to PGDM students on Entrepreneurship. Swayam – E cell of SDMIMD students has been formed and has undertaken many activities in the last three years. An elective on Entrepreneurship has also been introduced this year as part of the PGDM program at SDMIMD.
 
STARTUP Charcha event on Feb 3 had Mr Arjun M Ranga, Managing Partner, N R Group delivering the Key Note address. While welcoming Mr Arjun Ranga, Keynote speaker, Dr N R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship in the emerging scenario and called for further insights in this area in the Indian context. Dr M R Suresh, Professor, SDMIMD, provided a brief summary of the Swayam-E cell activities at SDMIMD and the rationale behind holding the event. A major objective was to mainstream entrepreneurship in management education curriculum, he added.
 
As part of his talk Mr Arjun Ranga, highlighted the challenges faced by the Founder of NR Group, Mr N Ranga Rao, in setting up a business from scratch and that too hailing from a poor background. He highlighted the importance of professional approach to understanding consumer demand. Mr Arjun Ranga further emphasized the relevance of embracing technology by startups. Conceptual dimensions and theory studied in management institutes were very relevant and entrepreneurs should not ignore the same was another point he considered important. Having passion, maintaining values and ethics in business, more so for family businesses and being socially responsible were also paramount for budding entrepreneurs according to him. 
 
In addition, there was a debate between SDMIMD student groups on the topic - “Need of the hour for strengthening start-ups: favourable policy environment or nurturing good ideas?”  
 
This was followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Dr M R Suresh, Professor-SDMIMD. The distinguished panellists were Dr H S Ragavendra, SDMIMD alumnus and CEO-Opel Consulting, Professor Rajendra Todalbagi, Faculty Member- SDMIMD and Mr Sudhir Sosale, former India Head- Engg Computing-Intel. The discussion focused on issues confronted by startups, risks faced by budding entrepreneurs, role of management institutes in strengthening entrepreneurship and what could be done to enhance entrepreneurship culture in the country and insights for PGDM students who wanted to initiate startups. Mr Sudhir Sosale emphasized the importance of last mile issues in getting funds, while Prof Rajendra Todalbagi highlighted that business environment was dynamic and ideas of entrepreneurs should be contemporary. Responding to a query from Dr M R Suresh, who moderated the panel, Dr Ragavendra underscored the importance of the right choice of enterprise after careful scrutiny. He further pointed that entrepreneurs ought to be socially responsible as there were indirect and direct spinoffs to the local community through implementation of the idea. He illustrated this point with his company’s experience in rural areas of Karnataka using digital technology. The panellists, while appreciating SDMIMD’s initiatives in the emerging area of entrepreneurship also expressed the thought that management institutes such as SDMIMD have a major role in providing a conceptual foundation to ideas of entrepreneurs and validating the direction of startups.

Panel Discussion on Net Neutrality Vs Free Basics

A special  panel discussion on “Net Neutrality vs Free Basics” was held on February 1, 2016 at SDMIMD, Mysuru organized by Mysore University Information and Library Science Alumni Network (MILAN) in association with SDMIMD.
 
Mr. Sathyanarayana and other panel members Dr. Shalini R. Urs, Executive Director, International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore, Mysuru; Mr. Kalpesh Mehta, Founder, Starsoft-India, Mysuru; Dr. Sudhir Sosale, Director, Centre for Training in Advanced Technologies, National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru; discussed several aspects of this highly important and emerging issue. Read More>