Campus News

Librarians’ Day Celebration

‘Purpose of education is not the accumulation of information; its ultimate tenacity is to make students autonomous learners. In this process, teachers are expected to facilitate in the knowledge construction process of every learner’ said Dr. C.G. Venkatesha Murthy, Professor of Education, Regional Institute of Education (RIE), NCERT, Mysuru., while delivering a brainstorm session ‘Paradoxical web of Information, Knowledge, Reading and Learning’ to the MBA students of SDMIMD. The session was organized as a part of Librarians’ Day celebration on August 14, 2015. 
Speaking about the process of learning Dr. Murthy said learning is the act of acquiring new or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviour, skills, values or preferences. It involves analysing and synthesizing different types of information, which demands critical reading ability. So, learning is more a process than a mere product. 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of library in teaching-learning and research activities. Dr. Sunil M.V. Librarian welcomed the audience and provided an overview about Librarians’ Day. Faculty members, students and staff were the participants for this brainstorming session. 

Malaysia Conference 2015

 
SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers jointly organized the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences during August 7-9, 2015 at Hotel GTower Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the theme Financial Inclusion! The Road Map!
Dr. Mohd Zaini B Abd Karim, Department of Economics, University Utara Malaysia, delivered the Keynote Address on “Efficiency of firms: Implications for Malaysia” during the inaugural session of the Conference. The technical sessions on Emerging Trends in Research Practices by Prof. Sugumaran Narayanan, Midwestern State University, USA, and Prof. Lee Mick Swartz, University of Southern California, USA, on Executive Compensation: Trends and Legislation, were well received
The panel discussion on ‘Ensuring Academic Integrity and Preventing Plagiarism - The Role of an Academician’ was another key event of the conference. Dr. Ullas Rao, SDMIMD, India; Ma. Riza Manalo, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Philippines; Dr. Shuo YAN, Bocconi University, Italy; and, Dr. Mei Foong Wong, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia; were the panel experts. Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, the International Exchange Program Institute of SDMIMD, moderated the panel discussion.  

Talk on ‘Why be ethical?’

 
Students of the first year PGDM course had the privilege of listening to Poojya Brahmachari (Br) Sujaya Chaitanya, the youngest monk in the Chinmaya Mission on August 8, 2015 on the topic “Why be ethical?” 
In his characteristic way, Br. Sujaya Chaitanya talked about survey results published in a daily. In the survey most people opined that good people suffer, the speaker queried the audience as to whether they would agree with the survey results.  Not surprisingly, 90% of the audience echoed the opinion that good people suffer most. He set out to analyse if it is true using logic or Nyaya! He gave six rules of mind and proved that purer the mind, happier the people! If it is so, good people really don’t suffer!
Providing of this foundation is very much required as everybody wants to be happy and if by being good, one is to suffer, why be good at all?!! But Poojya Swamiji established through logic that it is not so.  Thus the topic “Why be ethical” was amply covered!. The session was followed by a lively discussion with the students. 

Career Management Training

Special placement training for second year PGDM SDMites was organized on Friday, August 7, 2015 by Mr. S. Aravind, Alumnus (2004-06) & Director, Apt Training Resources Chennai Pvt. Ltd. The training program focusing on the refreshing the aptitude and math skills, resume building and interview techniques. Predominantly the training focused on approaches to doing well in aptitude tests and corporate interviews.

Workshop on Managing Knowledge in Project

‘Knowledge Management (KM) streamlines customer service through response, products, and services. Knowledge Management increases the ROI in projects, promotes collaboration, collective wisdom and experience’ said Dr. Taverekere Srikantaiah, Professor, iSchool, University of Maryland, during the ‘Workshop on Managing Knowledge in Project’ organized on August 6, 2015. He touched upon the concept of Knowledge Management and managing in a project. He said knowledge is a combination of Tacit, Explicit, Structural Capital and Social Capital. When it is associated with business strategies it will improve market conditions. Dr. Srikantaiah argued that technology alone cannot change behavior. The workshop was attended by the second year PGDM SDMites with Systems specialization. 

Visit of our Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade

Honorable Chairman of SDMIMD Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, visited the Institute on Saturday, August 1, 2015. During the visit, Dr. Heggade addressed the new batch of PGDM. In his address Dr. Heggade gave an overview about the activities of Dharmasthala and socially relevant project of the temple trust. The Q&A session with – handling challenging situations, interaction with Dr. Kalam during his visit to Dharmasthala, managing Micro-Finance and time management, were some of the questions addressed by Dr. Heggade. Later, Chairman spent time with a cross section of students to understand specific learning experiences, directly from them. 

Workshop on Business Analysis

‘The Business Analysis understands the business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals’ thus said Mr. Natesh K. from Software Paradigms International (SPI), the resource person for the workshop on IT Business Analysis organized for the Final Year PGDM Program students of Systems Specialization on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The workshop touched upon understanding business analysis, roles & responsibilities of business analyst and the different approaches for business analysis. The speaker also introduced the techniques for documentation, requirement handling and presentation. The comparison between the project manager and business analyst was also presented during the workshop. 

‘Dream Big’ said Jai Narayan

Mr. Jai Narayan, a Life Skill Trainer at Tata Elxsi delivered a motivational speech to SDMites on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The central theme of the speech was "DREAM BIG".
Mr. Jai emphasized the fact that one need to take charge of one’s life to achieve something big and meaningful. He said this is possible by dreaming big and working hard towards achieving the same. He summarized the whole process saying, shed your inertia, introspect the purpose of life, pursue your goal with focus and hard work and make a difference by leaving behind a legacy.
Jai also shared as to how students need to prepare themselves to  embrace the corporate world as they graduate, which is very different from the campus world and where interdependency is key to success. He also shared his own moments of truth from the real world to appreciate difference between customer satisfaction and customer delight as Customer is a key for business success.
Overall, it was an inspiring talk by Mr. Jai giving a guiding torch to students to grow and develop as an individual, professional and a successful corporate executive as they step out of the Institute on graduation in to the corporate world.

Singapore Conference 2015

SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers jointly organized the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking on the theme Managing ‘Black swans’ and Strategic Risks - Enhancing Risk Culture in Banking and Financial Institutions! at Singapore, during July 17-19, 2015. 
Dr. A. Seetharaman, Dean - Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus delivered the Keynote Address on the conference theme during the inaugural session of the Conference. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, delivered the invited talk on ‘Risk Management – quantitative and qualitative aspects’. Another invited talk during the technical session was delivered by Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao, Professor of Commerce & Business Management, SDLCE, Kakatiya University. 
Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, the International Exchange Program Institute of SDMIMD, coordinated the conference.