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Talk on ‘Corporate Governance’ by Nottingham Faculty

Prof Jayalakshmy Ramachandran, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia, delivered an invited talk to the I year students on ‘Corporate Governance’ on August 22, 2015. Prof. Jayalakshmy highlighted the significance of corporate governance and how it could impact the business in long run with focus on aviation industry. Prof. Jayalakshmy provided insights about corporate governance by comparing the corporate governance practices and issues in firms like Delta Air, Finnair, Singapore airlines, South African Airways and Kingfisher airlines. 

Invited talk by Dr. Gagan Kukreja, Ahlia University, Bahrain

Dr. Gagan Kukreja, Faculty of Accounting at the Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain. delivered an invited talk on “Corporate Governance and role of Accounting Professionals” on August 21, 2015 to the students of SDMIMD. In his talk, Dr Gagan highlighted the role that must be discharged by Auditors – External and Internal, in order to prevent and minimize the cases of fraudulent activities by corporations in their desire to maximize earnings often at the peril of shareholders and others. 

Talk on Essential Skills for Young Managers by BUiD Professor

Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, addressed final year PGDM students on the topic of ''Essential Skills to be Possessed by Managers of 21st Century" on August 21, 2015 at MDP Hall. Dr. Elango’s presentation emphasized on decision making skills and inter-personal relations as the two top prioritized skills among others budding managers must to possess. ‘The right attitude is the necessary condition to channelize one's skills towards glory’ thus said Dr. Elango

Talk by Astha Aravind

Prof. Ashta Aravind, Banque Populaire Chair in Microfinance, Burgundy School of Business, France   delivered a talk on various facets of microfinance. He initiated the talk by highlighting his research orientation which initially was in the area of hard core finance, subsequently moving to behavioral finance and CSR. During his visits to various countries, particularly in Africa, he realized that the poor have to be helped to become entrepreneurs to emerge from the poverty trap.
One mechanism of doing this is by providing quality credit. But the poor often face the problem in accessing the same due to their inability to provide collateral coupled with their limitation in repayment of loan in large installments. There are three institutional approaches that provide credit to the poor- Mainstream financial institutions, money lenders and microfinance institutions. Prof. Ashta Aravind highlighted the advantages and constraints in each of these modes. Giving the example of Mohammed Yunus of Bangladesh, a noted pioneer in the area of microfinance, he highlighted how microfinance can help the poor. In this context, he also mentioned the SKDRDP initiative. He also spoke on various dimensions of providing quality credit to poor, managerial issues in these institutions and dimensions of micro-lending.  

Foundation Day Lecture 2015

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‘Mr. Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd.) & Founder – Brickwork Group  delivered the Foundation Lecture at the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore on August 18, 2015. The lecture was full of personal experiences and anecdotes on his career in civil services, the entry of the Information Technology sector in India and particularly Karnataka, and what it takes to be successful.
In his talk, Mr. Kulkarni deliberated upon the various Government of India initiatives in which he played a pivotal role as Principle Secretary for IT & BT for Government of Karnataka. Some of the initiatives discussed were Mahiti, Joint venture between Government of Karnataka and Carnegie Global Tech, Bangalore IT.com, and Student Internet.com. The success stories of Student Internet.com and Yuva.com in which 50,000 students from various parts of Karnataka were trained under the tutelage of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam stood as a perfect example of the innovative practices initiated by Mr. Kulkarni
Speaking on the entrepreneurship avenues in India, Mr. Kulkarni stated that the environment is ripe for initiating the startup culture in India. Taking the example of BigBasket.com, he said ample opportunities are available for the startups in E-Commerce with venture capitalists sitting with flush funds waiting to invest in promising opportunities so long as there is an evidence of a promising business acumen. 
He called upon students to be a continuous learners and recollected the quote of Lawrence Summers, the former president of Harvard University - ‘I think, increasingly, anything you learn is going to become obsolete within a decade, and so the most important kind of learning is about how to learn.’

69th Independence Day Celebration

‘On this day the first thought which comes to the mind is that of our martyrs and patriotic leaders and many soldiers who have laid down their lives fearlessly to give us back our freedom. Let us all pray a tribute to these great men and women in our hearts for their unselfish act of valor, without which we wouldn’t have been celebrating our 69th independence day’ said Prof. Nilanjan Sengupta, and Professor OB & HR, during the speech delivered after hoisting the Tricolor National Flag at SDMIMD, Mysuru. 
Prof. Sengupta called upon students saying ‘even today so many our countrymen languish under abject poverty and are denied the basic amenities of life. We are the lucky few who have been blessed with many of comforts and facilities. And, hence, we should pause and reflect on this issue. In our own ways, we can explore and see how we can contribute to make the lives of our less fortunate countrymen more meaningful and less painful’. The brief function concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast.