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.