Campus News

Visit of Lions International Exchange Students

SDMIMD played host to more than a dozen of foreign students from Mexico, Turkey, Switzerland, Finland and a number of other European countries on August 3, 2014. The students groups was a mix of Graduate and Undergraduate from medicine to engineering to business management fields. Dr. Harikrishnan Maram CEO & Founder of the Imperial College of Business Studies, Bangalore accompanied students to the campus. Dr. Harikrishnan Maram, is a Lions Club member. The students interacted with SDMites and engaged themselves in understanding about the contemporary education, cultural diversity and business scenario in India. 

International Conference at Singapore

SDMIMD, Mysore (principal academic partners) and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Chennai jointly organized an Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences which was held from August 1 – 3, 2014, at Village Hotel Albert Court, Singapore.
Delegates from different parts of the world including China, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. More than 40 delegates took part in the conference and presented their research papers. The discussions were very lively and the participants took active interest in the deliberations.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof. David Minja of Kenyatta University, Kenya. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director & Professor of Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered a special talk on the topic ‘Business Negotiations in the Global Scenario’ which was well received by the participants. 
This was the second of the conferences this year resulting out of the collaboration SDMIMD has with J A Alpha.

Faculty Development Program (FDPs) for SJCE, Mysore

SDMIMD extended academic support to Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore in organizing Faculty Development Programs for SJCE Faculty Members under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). Each of the 2 Day programs on – Quality in Research; Innovation in Teaching and Learning; Finance for Non-Finance Professionals – were designed and offered by the faculty members of SDMIMD, during July, 2014. Another program in this series on Human Relations at Work is scheduled for September 5 & 6, 2014.

Foundation Day Lecture 2014

“Business is not only about focusing on earning profit but also about removing social inequality. It is more important to share with others if you have more than what you can consume” said Mr. Sivakumar, Group-Head, Agri & IT Businesses, ITC Group during the Foundation Day Lecture held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at our the Institute Auditorium.
 

MDP for MyPol Executives

A Management Development Program on Data Analysis and Business Modeling with MS-Excel was recently conducted at Mysore Polymers and Rubber Products Ltd.(MyPol) for its executives by Prof. Mohamed Minhaj. The program provided a comprehensive introduction to MS-Excel and helped the participants understand the effective ways to use Excel for Data Analysis, Modelling, and Decision Making. 

People with Disabilities are the Untapped Labor Force

Prof. Susanne M. Bruyère, ILR School Associate Dean of Outreach, Professor of Disability Studies and Director of Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University, New York, addressed the students and faculty members of SDM Institute for Management Development during a special talk on the topic “Why it is a good business to hire people with disabilities?” on July 22, 2014. This talk was arranged in collaboration with GRAAM.
 
Prof. Suzanne outlined specific issues involved in hiring of people with disability, their training needs and the organizational initiatives needed to make this process successful. She also outlined results from specific research on related topics. The talk was followed by a Question and Answer session on related issued in the Indian environment.

Prerana - Entrepreneurship Case Writing Competition

SDMIMD is committed to experiential learning, where students learn by doing. Entrepreneurship dimensions can be grasped better when we endeavour to understand entrepreneurs in action in addition to learning from readings of cases and articles.  Swayam E-cell encouraged SDMites to get inspired by the journey taken by entrepreneurs and organized Prerana -Entrepreneurship Case Writing Competition. Platform was provided to aspirants of management assimilators to study local entrepreneurs and write an informative case study on an entrepreneur’s journey to success. Different teams examined the success stories of entrepreneurs such as Mr. Ravi Shankar, AIM High Consulting; Mr. Jagadeesh Kumar, Neulite Products Pvt Ltd.; Mr. Saeed Manju, Tindipotha; Mr. Bharath Shetty, Yogea India; Mr. G. Srinivasa Babu (Digital Babu). The teams presented their case studies in an event on July 17, 2014. Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor-Marketing, judged the case presentations. 

International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences

The conference jointly held by SDMIMD and J A Alpha on 11-13 July 2014 at Chennai was a successful event with a number of insightful national and international papers being presented. The conference was well attended and included several thought provoking special lectures. Another highlight from the SDMIMD angle is the award of the Best Research Paper for the paper “Are smaller private sector commercial banks in India a likely target for takeover in India? An Investigation” written jointly by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman & Dr. Ullas Rao.

Khoj 2014

KHOJ 2014, the talent search event of SDMIMD, shouldered by Team Samprati was a glimpse into what's in store for the upcoming festivals. With a myriad of events and plethora of new activities, it marked the beginning of the academic year and assured a scintillating festival season in college.