Campus News

Workshop on Business Analysis

‘The Business Analysis understands the business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals’ thus said Mr. Natesh K. from Software Paradigms International (SPI), the resource person for the workshop on IT Business Analysis organized for the Final Year PGDM Program students of Systems Specialization on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The workshop touched upon understanding business analysis, roles & responsibilities of business analyst and the different approaches for business analysis. The speaker also introduced the techniques for documentation, requirement handling and presentation. The comparison between the project manager and business analyst was also presented during the workshop. 

‘Dream Big’ said Jai Narayan

Mr. Jai Narayan, a Life Skill Trainer at Tata Elxsi delivered a motivational speech to SDMites on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The central theme of the speech was "DREAM BIG".
Mr. Jai emphasized the fact that one need to take charge of one’s life to achieve something big and meaningful. He said this is possible by dreaming big and working hard towards achieving the same. He summarized the whole process saying, shed your inertia, introspect the purpose of life, pursue your goal with focus and hard work and make a difference by leaving behind a legacy.
Jai also shared as to how students need to prepare themselves to  embrace the corporate world as they graduate, which is very different from the campus world and where interdependency is key to success. He also shared his own moments of truth from the real world to appreciate difference between customer satisfaction and customer delight as Customer is a key for business success.
Overall, it was an inspiring talk by Mr. Jai giving a guiding torch to students to grow and develop as an individual, professional and a successful corporate executive as they step out of the Institute on graduation in to the corporate world.

Singapore Conference 2015

SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers jointly organized the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking on the theme Managing ‘Black swans’ and Strategic Risks - Enhancing Risk Culture in Banking and Financial Institutions! at Singapore, during July 17-19, 2015. 
Dr. A. Seetharaman, Dean - Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus delivered the Keynote Address on the conference theme during the inaugural session of the Conference. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, delivered the invited talk on ‘Risk Management – quantitative and qualitative aspects’. Another invited talk during the technical session was delivered by Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao, Professor of Commerce & Business Management, SDLCE, Kakatiya University. 
Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, the International Exchange Program Institute of SDMIMD, coordinated the conference. 

Khoj 2015

Khoj, the intra-college festival of SDMites, organized every year for the new batch of PGDM program was on July 13, 2015. The aim of the festival was to identify talent among the freshers through various competitions and to formally welcome them to student activities. The show by the new PGDM batch 2015-17 was laced with impromptu speeches, colourful dances, humourous skits, classical songs and fancy dress shows. 

Lessons Learnt in My Journey

The Entrepreneurship Cell - Swayam of SDMites organized an invited talk by Alumnus Mr. Subrahmanya Rao on July 12, 2015. Mr. Subrahmanya is the founder and CEO of Discover Dollar – A financial service company that provides insights into merchandise and helps retailers to substantially reduce overpayments, leakages and frauds. 
Mr. Rao shared the experience of his journey as an entrepreneur and the hardships faced during  his talk “My Start-up journey and lessons learnt”. He called upon the students to think big on ideas in early stages of entrepreneurship and to wisely choose the partners. Mr. Rao spoke, how by learning from the mistakes made in the early stages of his entrepreneurship journey, one could avoid the pitfalls and speedup the growth process.

Institute to Industry - A Transition Story by an Alumnus

It was a great experiential learning for the new batch of PGDM students from an alumnus of the Institute, Mr. Jacob Thomas, Campus Recruitment Lead (Kerala), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) during the course of the talk ‘Institute to Industry – A Transition Story’ on July 11, 2015 at the SDMIMD Auditorium. Mr. Jacob planned the session to make the new SDMites understand the importance of application- oriented learning and the need to consider a holistic approach. In this talk he said ‘knowledge does not make one complete, wisdom does’. Students need to understand the timely application of the needed skill in the most effective manner. He argued that students are institutionalized to the thinking that what they believe is correct. The new SDMites were given an idea of how institutions work and how budding mangers have to equip themselves.