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‘Deep Driving Desire will Create Willpower’ – Mr. Sanjay Anandaram

Mr. Sanjay Anandaram, Venture Partner in Seed Fund & Adjunct Faculty at INSEAD Singapore, inaugurated Naissance 2016 on January 27, 2016 at SDMIMD and shared the lessons he learned in his life. Some of his lessons were to never stop learning, to embrace uncertainty, to develop a passion, to be confident and humble, to be focussed and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Mr. Sanjay described the essence of entrepreneurial mindset as your deep driving desire which creates the willpower. This willpower pushes you to you do deeds which in turn becomes your destiny. The students were enthralled as the session was buoyant and interactive with students asking very specific to personal questions. 

67th Republic Day Celebration

The 67th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotism and fervour at SDMIMD on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The celebrations began with a patriotic song. 
 
Prof. Mohamed Minhaj, Faculty, SDMIMD, unfurled the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Minhaj said that, no country in the world is perfect and India is not an exception, but instead of feeling negative about our country, we Indians have to be happy and proud of our strengths. Our culture, unity in diversity and value system are incomparable. Further, he expressed that every Indian has responsibility towards strengthening our country in becoming a global leader, and to do this, what is important is all of our standing united against the elements which are trying to divide our country on the basis of religion, language.
 
The impressions shared by SDMites about the country and role of Young Indians, showed great patriotism. This was followed by community breakfast at the Institute Mess. 

ICOMAR 2016

  
‘Big data and the knowledge extracted from it provide considerable potential for social and economic benefits to the citizens, and the businesses of countries to exploit the possibilities. Countries with well-trained data scientists will be best positioned to take advantage of opportunities for data-driven innovation’ thus said Dr. Randy L. Carter, Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo, in his keynote address delivered during the inauguration of International Conference in Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016), on January 21, 2015, at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. 
 
Dr. Carter said that US is facing a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills and 1.5 million analysts and managers to analyse big data. Analysts who are able to mine big data with extremely diverse set of skills like deep business insights, data visualization, statistics, machine learning, and computer programming, have greater opportunities in the near future. 
 
The guest of honor for the event Mr. Rajiv Rajpal, Chief Executive Officer, Gear Business Group, Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd, spoke about how an engineering industry could reach global standards by investing in technology, people and of course relationship with all the stakeholders. He elaborated this based on his experience in building up Triveni Engineering. 
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, welcoming the delegates and dignitaries highlighted the importance of studies on quality & value to aid decision making. 
 
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Conference Chair, presented the background note of the conference and the conference theme “Towards Operational Excellence”. 
 
Mr. Sadashiva Baligar, Vice President – Manufacturing, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, was the invited speaker for the technical session scheduled on the second day of the conference. Mr. Baligar spoke on “Lean Manufacturing Principles of Toyota Production System (TPS)”. He shared the success story of Toyota in standardizing the operations and waste minimization in their entire manufacturing and non-manufacturing functions to increase productivity and efficiency. The talk illustrated the principles of ethical manufacturing followed by the Toyota Company, and described how the culture of lean practices has been spread across the entire organization.
 
Mr. Mahesh Jambardi, Chief Operating Officer, Excelsoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mysore, was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory session on January 22, 2016. In his valedictory address, Mr. Jambardi stressed upon the improvement in the skills of the students using technology. He expressed his views on the digital content development pertaining to primary and higher education. 
 
Mr. Mahesh Jambardi distributed the certificates to the participants.
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ICOMAR 2016

‘Big data and the knowledge extracted from it provide considerable potential for social and economic benefits to the citizens, and the businesses of countries to exploit the possibilities. Countries with well-trained data scientists will be best positioned to take advantage of opportunities for data-driven innovation’ thus said Dr. Randy L. Carter, Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo, in his keynote address delivered during the inauguration of International Conference in Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016), on January 21, 2015, at SDMIMD, Mysore. Read More>

PGCPM Certificate Award Ceremony

In a simple and significant ceremony, the first batch of Post Graduate Certificate Program for Management (PGCPM) participants received the Certificates from Prof. S. Prabhakar, Honorable Secretary, SDM Educational Trust on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at SDMIMD
 
Prof. S. Prabhakar congratulated the Student-Executives of the program from Infosys, Administrative Training Institute, ThoughtFocus and from other organizations. Prof. Prabhakar said those with a growth mindset believe in improvement through hard work and perseverance. As a result they achieve success both in academic and corporate opportunities.  
 
Prof. Malathi Sriram, Program Chairperson & Faculty-Systems, SDMIMD, presented an overview about the PGCPM program which is a Dual Certification (PGDM & PGCPM) 2-year Executive Program offered by SDMIMD in collaboration with All Indian Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. Further, she shared the experiences of the student-executives over their 2-years journey of the program. 
 
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. The faculty members, students and staff members were present.