Campus News

MDP on Finance for Non-Finance Executives

A Management Development Program (MDP) on Finance for Non-Finance Executives was organized at SDMIMD, Mysore on May 23 & 24, 2014. The program witnessed enthusiastic participation from Executives representing diverse industrial and corporate houses in Mysore. The program equipped the participants with essential nuances of Accounting, Cost Management, and Financial Management. The program was anchored by Dr N R Parasuraman, Director & Professor of Finance and Dr Ullas Rao, Associate Professor of Finance.

MDP on Effective Business Negotiation

A one day MDP on “Effective Business Negotiation” was conducted on 23rd May 2014. The companies which participated in the program were Meritor, Supreem Pharmaceuticals, SPI, SysInformation, Rangsons Electronics and Mitsubishi Diesel Engines Pvt Ltd., The program emphasized the importance of negotiation skills in today’s competitive world. The program content focused on preparation for negotiations, managing negotiation climate, understanding negotiation styles, tactics, concessions, conflict  management at individual and group level. Also, there was coverage  on self-awareness and interpersonal transactions for effective business negotiation. The program was conducted by Dr. H. Gayathri, Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta and Dr. Mousumi Sengupta.

MDP on Statistical Process Control (SPC) Using Excel

An MDP was conducted on SPC with Excel on 22nd May 2014 and several participants from industries underwent the hands- on training. Dr. R. Jagadeesh gave the necessary theoretical background in the beginning and took the participants  to the hands-on exercises. The main topics that were covered were: Basic Statistics, Normal Distribution, Sampling and Sampling Distribution, Process Capability Analysis, Six Sigma, and Control Charts. The participants first understood the concepts and later practiced the problem using Excel and were able to appreciate the power of Excel in solving the process quality related problems.

MDP on Dimensions of Leadership

Dr. M.R Suresh and Prof. Prasad S.N conducted  a MDP on 'Dimensions of Leadership' for senior and mid level executives. The day long program, held on 22 May 2014, covered a variety of leadership topics including, Conceptual evaluation of various leadership studies and their relevance for modern organisations, Importance of Persuasive Leadership, Grassroots leadership and Dharmic Leadership in achieving organisational excellence.

Runner-up at IET’s PATW competition

Mr. Hitesh Subramanyam of PGDM 2013-15 was the runner-up at IET’s PATW competition held at Bangalore on Friday, May 17, 2014. The topic “The Next Industrial Revolution using 3D Advanced Manufacturing” presented by Mr. Hitesh has made him  to secure the runner-up position giving tough competition on technical and presentation capabilities to the young engineers, professionals and innovators. The competition Present Around the World (PATW) was organized by IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK) was aimed at bringing young engineers and their ideas together to build a better world through engineering and technology.

Academic Tour to Dubai

Top Twenty students of SDMIMD of the PGDM batch 2013-15, in collaboration with the British University in Dubai (BUID), went on academic sojourn to Dubai. The students were in BUID from the 29th March, 2014 to 8th April, 2014. During their stay the students were exposed to the international management studies, culture and socio-economic environment of Middle East. The tour was carefully planned to integrate the academic insight with fun for the young aspiring managers.

Launch of Swayam Webpage

Swayam - the Entrepreneurship Cell (e-Cell) of SDMIMD was formally launched in September 2013. Swayam was conceptualized with the overall goal of giving a thrust to entrepreneurship related activities. These include student activities, supporting local entrepreneurs, knowledge creation and dissemination in this emerging area.