Campus News

100th Meeting of the Toastmasters' Club

SDMIMD Toastmasters club conducted its "100th Milestone Meeting" on December 12, 2021 in hybrid mode. TM Nandha Kumar, the President of the club, commenced the meeting by welcoming the guests. He shared the several accolades that the club had won this year including the "President's Distinguished Club" award . Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, and  Dr .S. N. Prasad, Deputy Director addressed the gathering and shared their views on the club and motivated the club members with their generous words. 
 
Several dignitaries from Toastmasters District 121 spoke about the club and congratulated the members. Distinguished Toastmaster Abhijit Roy from Kolkata delivered the keynote on the topic "Rejection isn't the end of the road".  The key highlight of the meeting was the "Down Memory Lane" section. In this section, the past presidents of the club, mentors and club coaches shared their memories of the club. Ms.Sujata Rajpal and DTM Haris, who helped the club in its initial days, encouraged the members to keep up their efforts to improve their communication and leadership skills. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, the club faculty mentor, recalled her journey with the club since its inception in 2014 and expressed gratitude to everyone who had made this journey possible.  

International Partners Research Conference 2021

SDMIMD partnered with School of Business, University of Dundee, and other premier Universities across the Globe in organizing the International Partners Research Conference 2021 on 29 November 2021 through online mode. 
 
The focus of the conference was on issues related to socio-economic development. The research papers, concept notes and survey reports on the topic received from different countries were presented and discussed during the conference. It was a platform for the researchers to discuss the issues and seek the experts’ views from different universities partnered for the conference. 
 
The faculty members from SDMIMD presented the papers and chaired the sessions during the conference. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – OB/HR & Chairperson – Conferences, SDMIMD, represented the institute. 

HR Dasara 2021: Industry-Culture-Conference

SDMIMD & Edin Bridge Foundation in association with Excelsoft Technologies organized a one-day Industry - Culture Conference on “HR Dasara - An insight to Mysuru Industrial Prosperity” recently at SDMIMD on November 26, 2021.
 
The conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest & Keynote speaker Shri. Pratap Simha, Member of Parliament, Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha Constituency & Guests of Honour Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDM IMD, Mysuru & Shri D Sudhanva, Co-founder & CEO, Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru. 
 
Speaking on the occasion Shri. Pratap Simha, in his keynote address, highlighted the history of mysuru industrial development under Wodeyars. Shri Simha appreciated the concept of ‘One City One Industry’ with which Wodeyars set up industries in Mysuru, Mandya, Nanjangud, Bengaluru, Shimoga, etc. Further, he said that the contribution by the Wodeyars to the erstwhile Mysore state was immense. The hydel power project at Shimsha in the early 1900s, Mysore Lamps factory, Sandalwood oil factory, Mysore Paints and Varnishes, & Ideal Jawa are some of the major industries which were established during Wodeyars regime. 
 
He also spoke on the status of some of the ongoing industrial development projects like the 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Economic Corridor project of ₹8172 crores which will reduce travel time between the two cities from three hours to just 90 minutes & the Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) which is coming up at Kadakola near Nanjangud in 61 acres of land which will have a cold storage unit, state-of-the-art first-of-its-kind in Karnataka warehouses, two Railway lines — loading line and engine escape line, facility for Customs clearances for export and import cargo, hi-tech signaling and telecommunication units, CC Block Pavement, administrative block, connecting roads and drainages, pump house, rainwater harvesting units and a host of other features needed for shipping and receiving goods.
 
The inauguration was followed by 2 Panel Discussion focusing on the - Mysuru City: Challenges in balancing Heritage & Growth; and during the post lunch on the topic - Mysuru City: the next Industrial & IT hub of India.
 
The conference focused on the industrial development & overall growth of Mysuru, ongoing & upcoming industrial projects of Mysuru, the challenges faced by the industries & the growth potential of mysuru. The conference also emphasized the economic development of Mysuru, the contribution of various sectors to the GDP, & new job opportunities. 
 
The conference was concluded with a special session on start-ups & how mysuru can become the next IT hub of India by Shri D Sudhanva, Co-founder & CEO, Excelsoft Technologies, Mysuru. 
 
About 200+ Delegates which include Industrialists, Business Leaders, CEOs, CHROs, HR Professionals & Management Academicians & Students attend the conference.

6th International Economics Conference

Indian economy though is affected by COVID-19 pandemic, responding positively to the quantitative easing and fiscal measures and reviving appreciably, said Prof.N.R.Bhanumurthy, Economist and Vice Chancellor of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru. 
 
While delivering inaugural address to the 6th International Economics Conference organised by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysuru on the theme of “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” Bhanumurthy further says, “fiscal policy should not be the first line of defence during economic crisis and unlike economic crisis of 2008, India executed more prudent policy measures to manage the COVID-19 triggered economic downturn wherein monetary policy dominance over fiscal measures was evident”. Read More>

6th International Economics Conference

 
Indian economy though is affected by COVID-19 pandemic, responding positively to the quantitative easing and fiscal measures and reviving appreciably, said Prof.N.R.Bhanumurthy, Economist and Vice Chancellor of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru. 
 
While delivering inaugural address to the 6th International Economics Conference organised by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysuru on the theme of “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” Bhanumurthy further says, “fiscal policy should not be the first line of defence during economic crisis and unlike economic crisis of 2008, India executed more prudent policy measures to manage the COVID-19 triggered economic downturn wherein monetary policy dominance over fiscal measures was evident”. 
 
He expressed concerns that chip shortage would affect automobile manufacturing and supply chain economy. Though inflation is on the rise particularly due to fuel price rise, Bhanumurthy was confident that it will continue to remain within the RBI’s targeted rate of 6 percent. Speaking on the climate change, he said that more research and debates are essential before emerging economies decide whether to continue to use coal as a key energy source. 
 
Answering to a question, Prof.Bhanumurthy said, “regional disparity in India is increasing and it could be attributed to the federal system of government and market forces. Different states have different policies and approaches to the same problem”. Furthermore, he also believed that India is more equipped than before to manage the disparities as new mechanisms are developed. 
 
Dr. Frank Longo is the Associate Dean for Global Programs at EAE Business School in Spain delivered the keynote address to the two-day conference. In his talk, Frank brought out the issues of sustainability, economy and growth and their linkages from the global perspective and discussed the role of academic institutions in this regard.
 
Dr. Saju Jose is an Associate Professor in Abhu Dhabi University was the Distinguished Speaker for the technical session and he highlighted the role of corporate social responsibility in the development of economically backward segment of the society. He talked about the need for evolving right CSR strategies by corporates by aligning with their core competencies. Jose, further, highlighted that CSR activities should be related to larger concerns for doing good for society and environment, going much beyond the immediate business stakeholders and narrow profit motive. 
 
Utsav Agarwal, Director of Bhorukha Fabcons Private Limited was the chief guest for the valedictory session. In his valedictory address, Utsav said, “conservative banking affects credit flow and thereby economic growth is contracted”. Speaking on the need for economic  stability to achieve business sustainability, Utsav narrated the challenges encountered by the MSMEs during COVID-19 pandemic. He argued for consistency and persistence in government policies to enable business sustainability. 
 
Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director and Professor of Finance at SDMIMD was present on the occasion and expressed the need for academic community to involve rigorously in relevant research to contribute to better corporate decision making and government policy formulation.  
 
Dr.B.Venkatraja, Associate Professor of Economics at SDMIMD expressed concerns that stagflation, income disparity and climate change might be the obstacles in attaining inclusive and sustained economic development during the COVID pandemic times.  
 
The two-day virtual conference held on November 25 and 26 deliberated on 94 research papers and case studies presented by academic researchers and practitioners on the various dimensions of the economy, growth and sustainability.       
 
Conference Chairperson Dr.B.Venkatraja coordinated the proceedings of two-day event. 

SDMIMD ranked 14th among Standalone B-Schools in India

The recently released Outlook - ICARE India MBA Ranking 2022 has ranked SDMIMD at the 24th position among the 52 top Private B Schools in India; 6th among 34 Top private B schools in South Zone; & 14th among 46 Private Standalone Institutions.  

BCIC Workshops for PGCM 2021-22

Workshop on “e-Mobility” 
 
A virtual workshop on the topic “e-Mobility” was conducted by BCIC on the October 9, 2021. The resource person was Mr. R. Narayanan, General Manager Ather Energy and the session was moderated by Dr. K.N. Subramanya, Chairman, Industry-Institute Interface (3i) Expert Committee, BCIC and Principal R V College of Engineering. The student of One-Year PGCM 21-22 Batch under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management (CEM) participated in the workshop. The workshop focused on the unsung heroes in ev-tech. The discussion was on how there’s been a paradigm shift with engineers and engineering.

 
Seminar on “5G Advanced Technologies and Applications” 
 
‘5G Advanced Technologies and Applications’ was the topic of the Seminar held by BCIC on October 23, 2021. Dr. M.H. Kori, IETE Distinguished Fellow & Vice President, Former Technical Director, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies, Technology Advisor - SAGE USA was the key speaker. Dr Kori threw light on the potentials of 5G Technologies while also giving a glimpse on research trends beyond 5G, perhaps 6G! The Seminar was made available to the students of PGCM 21-22 Batch under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management (CEM).

 
Workshop on “Fostering India - Japan Relationship” 
 
BCIC conducted a workshop on the topic “Fostering India - Japan Relationship” on October 29, 2021. Her Excellency Consul General Ms. Sugita Akiko, Consulate General Japan was the key resource person for the workshop. Ms. Sugita Akiko mainly spoke about the Japanese industries and companies that have been established in India and the ways in which the trade policies between India & Japan can be leveraged to strengthen the relationship between countries. BCIC-SDMIMD Center for Excellence in Management (CEM) provided the opportunity for PGCM 21-22 Batch to participate and interact in the workshop. 

 
Workshop on Lean 4.0 - Integration of Lean and Industry 4.0
 
BCIC’s workshop on “Lean 4.0 - Integration of Lean and Industry 4.0” was attended by the PGCM 2021-22 Batch on October 29, 2021. Mr. A.N. Chandramouli, Chairman, Industry 4.0 Expert Committee BCIC was the speaker for the workshop. The workshop focused on Industry 4.0 augment and support Lean; Operational excellence with Lean 4.0; Lean Digital & Automation Techniques; and limitations of Lean that can be overcome by reengineering through Industry 4.0.  The workshop was made available to the students under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management.

 
Session on Improving Energy Performance - A Systemic Approach
 
BCIC in collaboration with Bidadi Industries Association conducted an online session on the topic “Improving Energy Performance - A Systemic Approach” by Mr. G. Venkatakuppuswamy, General Manager - Key Account (Southwest Asia) LRQA, on November 10, 2021. The key takeaways from this session were finding opportunities in the new energy landscape; how to monitor, analyze, control and sustain gains; monitor energy consuming devices; and considering sustainability to build a viable & resilient business among many others. The session was made available to the One-year PGCM 21-22 Batch students under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management (CEM).

 
Session on “How to attract Taiwanese investments into India” 
 
Mr. A. Gururaj, Managing Director, Optiemus Electronics Limited, during an online session conducted on November 11, 2021, by BCIC, provided a very insightful talk on how the Indian Market can equip itself to attract Taiwanese investments into India. Being a person with rich experience and expertise in initiating significant milestones in shaping the future of Indian electronics manufacturing industry, he gave us a perspective of setting up a Greenfield Company in India. Students of One-Year PGCM 2021-22 attended the program under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management (CEM).

 
Workshop on 'New Paradigms in Leadership'
 
The 1-Year PGCM Batch 21-22 participated in the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) online workshop on the New Paradigms in Leadership held on November 2, 2021.
 
The event was conducted by Mr Thomas Welsh, Leading Expert in Releasing Potential of Managers and Leaders, REGENESIS, United Kingdom. It was moderated by Dr Augustus G S Azariah, Chairman, HR and Women Empowerment & Leadership Expert Committee BCIC and HR Leader at IBM India/South Asia. The talk was made available to the students under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management.
 
The students found the session helpful, particularly in respect of aspects involving how managers and leaders can equip themselves with the changing dimensions of leadership. The insightful discussion gave insights to the students on the nuances of leadership.

 
Workshop on “Non-Conventional Avenues of Fundraising MSMEs and Emerging Corporates”
 
In collaboration with NSE and Hem Securities Limited, BCIC conducted an interactive workshop on the topic “Non-Conventional Avenues of Fundraising MSMEs and Emerging Corporates” on November 11, 2021. The key speakers of this workshop were, Mr. R. Gopinath Rao, IEDS, Deputy Director, MSME Development Institute, Bangalore; Mr. Vivek Acharya, Chief Manager - Business Development, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.; and Ms. Prachi Ghia, AVP - Merchant Banking, Hem Securities Ltd. The workshop provided insights on SME IPO, Forex Risk Management via exchange, managing impact of foreign currency fluctuations on Business and many more. The workshop was made available to the One-year PGCM 21-22 Batch students under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management (CEM).
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