Conferences in 2018-19

Conference in association with EFMD

SDMIMD in collaboration with EFMD & Third Sector Research Resource Centre, University of Mysore is organising one day symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development on February 26, 2019. The symposium is proposed to discuss the broad philosophy behind the emphasis on social responsibility and how corporate bodies are rising to the occasion to meet this need.  We also wish to discuss the direction that these activities should take as well take a cue from current practices. 
Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director of EFMD &Chair Professor of Corporate Finance, EBS Business School, Belgium will deliver keynote address. The symposium features special talks by the senior corporate executives with practical exposure to CSR, invited lectures by the senior academician of international repute, deliberations by senior executives of NGOs, and panel discussion. The panel will be represented by industry, NGOs and academics.
The symposium is expected to cover various issues relating to CSR such as: Global perspectives of CSR, emerging issues in CSR, designing CSR projects, implementing CSR projects, CSR and sustainability of interventions: Opportunities and Challenges. The symposium could be attended by: academicians, executives of NGOs, and executives of corporate sector.
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7th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace

SDMIMD organized 7th edition of the International HR Conference on 14th and 15th December 2018. The theme for the 2018 edition revolved around ‘Managing Human Resources at the workplace’. Mr. Lakshminarayan Ganesh, Chairman & MD, Rane Holdings Ltd, was the distinguished guest and delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of the conference. 
In his keynote address, Mr. L. Ganesh threw light on the importance of human capital in any organization. He said that the key challenge was to bring people with different mindsets and aspirations to work together and align the same with the organisation’s goals and objectives. Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman; Conference Chair Dr. Mousumi Sengupta; and Conference Co-Chair Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta; were present. 
The conference had technical sessions delivered by Mr. Amit Agnihotri, Founder of and Convenor at Indian Management Conclave; Prof. Ravichandran, Ex-Faculty, IIM Ahmedabad; Mr. Rajendra Babu, Factory Manager, ITC limited Agri-Business Division, Mysuru; and, Mr. Mahalingam C, Managing Director, Lead Theatre Consulting, Bangalore. 
The conference deliberated over 100 research papers by over 150 delegates including academic practitioners, research scholars, industry experts and management students, to emphasize the role of Human Resources as a strategic business partner and a key differentiator in today’s volatile business environment.