Campus News

Naissance 2013 - The Annual Management Fest

The 3-Day Management fest Naissance 2013 with the theme “Built to Last” took off on 31.01.2013 with inauguration by Mr. Arun Nayar, Vice-President and Global Head HR, Software Paradigms Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Mysore.
Naissance, the biggest event on SDMIMD’s calendar is the arena wherein the brightest minds from the best B schools across India battle it out to attain supremacy in intellect and creativity. It provides an ideal platform for the future managers of the country to showcase their managerial skills and prove their competence as it comprises dynamic events from every realm of management. 
Naissance has proven to be a phenomenal success over the years with the active participation of enthusiastic management students and support from the corporate. The annual fest of the Institute becomes a hub for ultimate creativity, innovations and versatility. Gamut of activities took place this year too with students in action in Management games, Cultural show and Fashion show (Navaras).
Curtains came down on 2nd February 2013 after valedictory address by Mr. Girish Karuanakaran VP SPI (India & Nepal). The overall championship trophy was won by Christ University Institute of Management Bangalore.

  1. Best Manager - Winner- Christ University Institute of Management, Kengeri
  2. Susops (Operations) - Winners- Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies(SIMS), Pune Runner Up- Christ University Institute of Management, Bangalore
  3. Cibola (Marketing)  - Winner- Christ University Institute of Management, Bangalore Runner Up- Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune
  4. Eternal Paladins (Human Resources) - Winners- Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai Runner Up- Christ University Institute of Management, Bangalore
  5. Finex (Finance) - Winner- Christ University Institute of Management, Kengeri Runner Up- Jain College, Bangalore
  6. Mercado Central (Retail) - Winner- Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies(SIMS), Pune Runner Up- NIT, Trichy

Cinematics 2013

"Cinematics 2013" as part of the annual mega event "Naissance 2013" was inaugurated on 01.02.2013. Guest Judges Prof Praveen Krupakar, Faculty in Film Studies University of Mysore and Mr. R.J. Avinash, RED FM 93.5  were the invitees. Cinematics, invited Photography and short films and received over 200 entries from all parts of the country. 18 out of 50 short films and 60 out of 193 photographs were short listed and were adjudged. Photographs were based on theme "Nostalgia".
CINEMATICS 2013 Photography Winners: I Prize - Pushpendra Gautam, Delhi II Prize – Shruthi Aradhya, Mysore III prize - Nikhil Kumar, Delhi
CINEMATICS 2013 Shortfilm Winners: I Prize‘Life before birth’ - Subhardeep Saha  II Prize – ‘Marana’ - Moses Arokiam & Manoharana

Annual Leadership Series (ALS 2013) talk

News Clips : Deccan Herald  |  Indian Express


Mysore Jan 28th: "Rise in Love for a cause and you will be the leader" thus said Mr. Anil Sachdev, while addressing a large gathering comprising Management Students, Academicians, Industrialists and other Professionals at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute Management Development Mysore. Mr Anil Sachdev Founder and CEO, Grow Talent Company Limited and School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) Gurgaon Haryana, was the invited speaker  on the occasion of Institute's annual leadership series (ALS 2013). Adding to his highly inspirational talk, he said that the today's youth are intelligent and ethical. 

We elders look at them as "useless". In fact, youth are "used less". Youth's flair to "facebook"  does not mean that they are not concerned with the societal issues. Elders of today should throw light on the past Gurukul system of education which prevailed in ancient India and how the same has been  distorted by Macaulay's education system. He said that youth should know their immense potential and also know the difference between pleasure and joy. It is always "pleasure" to receive benefits for ourselves, but it is the "joy" that brings you happiness when you are concerned about others. By transforming pleasure to joy, one can become leader. Getting on to spirituality, he said know who you are and the purpose of your existence. Know the people around you and then ask yourself a question - do you love them? Quoting aphorisms form Patanjali's Yoga sutra he said, strange things can happen to you once you start understanding your inner powers. Adding values to his inspirational talk he called upon youth to be prepared for the Fire walk and learn to overcome four types of fear - fear of failure, fear of criticism, fear of ambiguity and fear of lack of time and resources.
Earlier, Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Chairperson-PGDM of the Institute welcomed the guest. Dr N.R. Parasuraman and his faculty colleagues were present.

64th Republic Day Celebration

SDMIMD celebrated 64th Republic Day at its campus with festive fervor. Dr Mihir Mahapatra Professor - Economics, unfurled the National Flag and addressed a gathering comprising students, faculty, staff and visiting team from SDMCET Dharwad. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mihir threw light on national and international economic scenario and stressed on how India could contribute towards driving world's economy. 
First year PGDM students - Mr Kunal, Mr Sagar and Ms Anshu too spoke on the occasion calling on their friends as how best they can contribute towards nation building activities. It was also occasion for the prize winning students in Sports and Food Carnival, to receive their certificates. The certificates were given away by Prof. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Prof M.R. Suresh, Professor - Marketing. Mr A.R. Dwarakanath, Wellness Trainer moderated the event.

SDMites Won the Runners Up in Crizellenz 2013

It takes courage to stretch your self-imposed limits, expand your comfort zone and make the impossible, possible. All great achievers have come through such a daring act continuously challenging their prevailing standards of performance. SDMites made it possible again in Crizellenz 2013 - the annual two-day B-School fest held at Christ University, Bangalore on January 18 and 19, 2013. SDMIMD students team was featured the best of management talents which bagged prizes in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Marketing and Finance events by displaying the leadership qualities, innovative approach and creative aptitude. Nair Dhannya Balakrishnan & Dilip Jaiswal won first prize in the CSR event. Swapnil U. Mahajan & Jitendra Lalwani bagged the second prize in the Marketing event. Gaurav D. Jhunjhunuwala & Ashish Jain won the second prize in the Finance event. The team effort made SDMIMD to emerge as Runners Up in Overall Champions by competing with over 30 MBA colleges from all over India.

International Symposium 2013

Newspaper Clips:

  1. Times of India
  2. Deccan Herald
  3. Prajavani
  4. Star of Mysore

A One-day International symposium on theme "Global Business – Challenges and Leadership" was held on January 4, 2013 at our campus. Prof. Avvari V Mohan, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Director of MBA & MSc Programmes, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia; Mr. Vinay Kumar, Vice President, Polaris Ltd. Hyderabad; and, Mr. Ramesh Venkateswaran, Chairman, Custommerce Service Excellence Foundation and Former Director, SDMIMD and Mr. C. Balagopal, MD, Terumo Penpol, India, delivered the invited talks. Innomantra Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Mysore, gave an introductory workshop on ‘Entrepreneurial Innovation.’  The Management Games organized by SDMIMD students for Texas A&M students and the audience gave a final touch to the theme of the symposium.

Successful completion of overseas term

Students who went to Mays Business School, Texas A &M University, U.S.A, and Global Management Education Institute of Shanghai University, China , for separate student-exchange programs have returned after completing their term of study there.  Based on the excellent experience of these students as well as past students who have attended similar exchange programs, the Institute would be endeavouring to further enhance the content, reach and duration of these programs for the benefit of students.