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Young Leadership Development (YLD) program for Rane Group

The Young Leadership Development (YLD) program for Rane Group was inaugurated on July 4, 2022. The YLD is aimed at enabling matured individual contributors in the Rane Group to successfully transition into first-time managers. The 5-day program is spread over three (3) modules and designed to develop foundations of strong leadership. 32 young leaders from various functions across the Rane Group are participating in the program. 

SDMIMD inaugurates PGDM 2022-24 Batch

SDMIMD has inaugurated the 2022-24 Batch of the 2-Year Full-time MBA Equivalent program. The inauguration program was presided over by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD. Prof. L. Gandhi, Chairman - Admissions, SDMIMD, welcomed and introduced the batch. A total of 180 students from 17 Indian states have been admitted this year with a healthy gender ratio of 65% Male and 35% Female. The academic diversity of the batch includes undergraduates from Engineering, Commerce, Management, Science, and others with 17% of the work experience in the batch. 
 
Dr. Parasuraman in his address called upon the students to imbibe the culture and tradition of Dharmasthala philosophy focused on the service to society. Dr. Parasuraman asked the students to dedicate the 2 years of PGDM to the new beginning and use the academic & service facilities for holistic development to make them ready to enter the corporate world. He briefed the students about the new course offering in collaboration with the TCSiON and the modular specialization in Environmental, Social, and Governance [ESG] which will be introduced this year. 
 
Dr. S.N. Prasad, Deputy Director, Faculty, Staff, and Parents of the new batch were present.

Webinar on Communicating Effectively in the Virtual World

A webinar session was conducted on the theme “Communicating Effectively in the Virtual World” by Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Faculty, SDMIMD, Mysore, for the PGDM 2022-2024 Batch. The final onboarding webinar for the new batch discussed the exploration and usage of online platforms to communicate during the pandemic. Dr. Neetu discussed the good & bad usage of virtual platforms and their impact with anecdotes. The session ended with a discussion about do’s and don’ts while communicating on social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

CSP for Executives from Wurth Electronics

A Company Specific Program (CSP) was designed and offered to the executives of the Wurth electronics, Mysuru. The 3-Months series program which is scheduled to be held at SDMIMD and Wurth at regular intervals was inaugurated on June 27, 2022. The first in this series was conducted on June 27, 2022, at SDMIMD. 

MDP on Emotional Intelligence for Effective leadership

Emotional intelligence has gained momentum over the years, in managing emotions intelligently and dealing with people’s issues at the workplace. Especially, in the context of leadership effectiveness, this concept has proved to be imperative, in today’s business. Considering the prevailing situation, SDMIMD organized Management Development Program (MDP) on ‘Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership’, on June 27, 2022.
 
The MDP aimed at facilitating the participants to appraise and appreciate issues and concerns a leader encounter in organizational situations while dealing with people, both individually and in teams. Through experiential learning and simulations, the program deliberated the various ways of leading in organizations, with the help of Emotional Intelligence, as an effective tool. Topics, such as leadership styles, leading teams, managing conflict, and emotion management, were discussed.
 
SDMIMD Professors in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources - Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, and Dr. Mousumi Sengupta were the resource persons for the program.

MDP on Predictive Analytics for Decision Making

A two-day online management development program on “Predictive Analytics for Decision Making” was conducted on June 24 & 25, 2022. The coverage included a discussion on the importance of predictive analytics in decision making, an introduction to the predictive models, and the application of predictive models for predicting future events. Predictive models such as Linear regression, Logistic regression, Multinomial Regression, and Tobit regression, were discussed and hands-on experience was provided to the participants. Two important tools, Gretl and JASP, were introduced during the sessions for analyzing the data. Participants were informed on the process of teaching these methods to students, using them in research, and adopting them for consultancy. The MDP ended with questions from the participants.  

MDP on Red Flags in Financials and Financial Analytics

An MDP on 'Red Flags in Finance and Financial Analytics' was organized on June 16, 2022. The faculty resource persons from the SDMIMD Finance area - Dr. M. Sriram, Associate Professor, and Dr. K. Riyazahmed, Assistant Professor, emphasized various approaches that individuals can use in evaluating the financial oddities of a company during the sessions.  The program gave a good overview of the emerging techniques of ascertaining signals from financial statements and related records. The program attracted participants from both corporate and academic institutions. 

The Chronicle - B-School Survey 2022

The Chronicle - All India B-School Survey 2022 has ranked SDMIMD 25th among the Top 50 B Schools (Overall Ranking). SDMIMD bagged the A+ ranking in the Grade-wise Listing; and, 7th among Top B-Schools in the Southern Region.
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