Guest Lecture 1516

Success Story by SDMIMD Alumnus

The students of PGDM batch 2015-17 had an opportunity to hear a ‘Success Story’ from SDMIMD Alumnus of Batch 1999-2001 Mr. Venktesh Charan, Director, Vaswaat Chemicals Limited on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
 
In his talk, Mr. Charan shared valuable insights from an entrepreneurial point of view, most of which related to his personal experience as Director of Vaswaat Chemicals Limited, a premier chemical company which has been associated with the development, production, and supply of chemicals for pharmaceuticals, leather, textiles, oil and gas, and cosmetic companies, among others.
 
Mr. Charan also set aside time during his talk to acknowledge the students’ perspectives and ideas regarding entrepreneurship, and also answered several of the students’ questions.

‘Stand up, start up and scale up’ said Mr. M.N. Vidyashankar

If Indians can do well in Silicon Valley, why not in Indus valley? Thus questioned Mr. M.N. Vidyashankar, President, Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and Former Principal and Additional Chief Secretary to Commerce & Industries Department, Govt. of Karnataka & to the budding leaders of SDMIMD and kindled the thought of entrepreneurship among the students, during the invited talk organized on August 24, 2015. 
He urged students to become entrepreneurs and not run behind a job after the graduation. Mr. Vidyashankar impressed upon them the fact that there is huge opportunity out there in electronics design and manufacturing space, since the electronics imports bill for the country is almost on the verge of surpassing the import bill of oil which hogs lion's share of imports and foreign exchange of the country. In the light of this he narrated several opportunities for Make in India in the electronics space and how these can benefit everyone in the country. Mr. Vidyashankar encouraged students to convert their passion in to ideas and develop these ideas to enterprises. He urged them to look around for problems in our day to day life and find a viable solution which is scalable by leveraging technology and make it big and create value. His slogan was “Stand up, start up and scale up”, and this is the way to go.

Talk on ‘Forensic Finance’ by Bond University Professor

In his special address to the II year students, Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, Professor, Faculty of Business & Economics, Bond University, Australia, spoke on ‘Analysis of Financial Frauds and Motives for Committing Financial Frauds' on August 22, 2015. Dr. Kuldeep shared his research experience in the field of forensic finance.  Dr Kuldeep gave insight into his research on motives of people who commit financial frauds and how to prevent them.  The lecture generated an active response from the students in terms of questions, observations and discussion on specific issues related to financial frauds which have happened in the past including Enron, Satyam Computers etc.

Talk on ‘Recent changes in the banking system’

Mr. Uppily Ramabadran, Deputy Vice President – TPP & CFD Operations, IndusInd Bank, Chennai, delivered an invited talk on ‘Recent changes in the banking system’ on August 21, 2015. The talk primarily focused upon recent innovations within the field of banking comprising of both Retail Banking as well as Investment Banking practices. Mr. Uppily shared his real-time experiences in handling diverse roles at IndusInd Bank. 

Talk on ‘Corporate Governance’ by Nottingham Faculty

Prof Jayalakshmy Ramachandran, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia, delivered an invited talk to the I year students on ‘Corporate Governance’ on August 22, 2015. Prof. Jayalakshmy highlighted the significance of corporate governance and how it could impact the business in long run with focus on aviation industry. Prof. Jayalakshmy provided insights about corporate governance by comparing the corporate governance practices and issues in firms like Delta Air, Finnair, Singapore airlines, South African Airways and Kingfisher airlines.