Guest Lecture 1516

‘Think Big’ says Mr. Ram Mohan from Mindtree

Mr. Ram Mohan, EVP and Head (IMS & EIM Services), Mindtree Ltd., Bengaluru, gave an engaging talk on “Lessons from his Life experiences” on June 18, 2015. With examples from industry and his own life, Mr. Ram articulated and stressed that the students should take ownership, be passionate, work hard, work professionally and unsupervised. Further, he advised the young minds to ‘Think Big’ and have tenacity of purpose to succeed in life. 

Talk on ‘Indian Society in Transition’

Prof. A.V Narasimhamurthy, Eminent Historian and Chairman, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Mysuru, gave glimpses of Indian Society in Transition from 17th Century to the Digital World, during his talk organized on June 18, 2015 at the Institute auditorium. In his talk, Prof. Narasimhamurthy, linked the parallel areas of history and management; and seamlessly integrated the concepts of Management topic with that of history. The historian advised the students to stay focused and said, hardwork and perseverance will help to achieve many things in life.

Workshop on Competency Skills for Young Managers

 
‘Viewing things in multiple angles and crystallizing thoughts will help to face the competitive world and develop the ability to manage risk’ thus said Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Global Head - Talent Transformation, BPO/KPO, Wipro Corporation, Bengaluru, during the workshop on “Emerging Competency requirement in the global environment” organized as a part of Orientation Program on June 17, 2015 for the new batch of PGDM 2015-17. 
Giving tips for placement preparation he said ‘to be the best and brutal in competition and winners all the way’. Further, he advised SDMites to get equipped with the thorough basic knowledge of all the key subjects and to develop the ability to present to groups; and how these can make a big difference at their workplace. Mr. Kamath also touched upon HR Analytics.

Competency Skills for Young Managers

Mr. Guruvayurappan P.V., Vice President & Head-HR, Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, was the invited speaker for the orientation lecture organized on June 17, 2015. Mr. Gurvayurappan focused his lecture on qualities the management students must imbibe in the campus to meet corporate expectations. Further, he stressed on right attitude and effective communication as instruments of success in personal and professional life as well. The senior executive called on to the students to emulate 'role model' concept to be a successful entrepreneur.

‘Think Out-of-the Box’ said HR Head of J.K. Tyres, Mysuru

‘Your loyalty must be first to the profession, the organisation and then to yourself’ said Mr. Srinivasa B.S., Chief General Manager – HR & IR, J.K. Tyre & Industries Limited, VTP, Mysuru, during the invited talk on the topic ‘Expectations of the management from young management graduates’ on June 16, 2015. Mr. Srinivasa advised the freshers to ‘start behaving like a successful person outwardly by dress, conduct, etc. Do not stop at that, learn continuously.  You will certainly be a successful HR professional in days to come’. He advised the students to accept the change and think out-of-the-box to be successful in corporate life.

Invited talk by Mr. Mohan R. Lavi

‘Accounting Standards: Past, Present and Future’ was the topic of the talk delivered by Mr. Mohan R. Lavi, Chartered Accountant, Bengaluru on June 16, 2015, organized as a part of Orientation Lecture Series 2015 for the new batch of PGDM 2015-17. The invited talk touched upon history of accounting principles, the development and changes in accounting practices, Indian accounting system and finally, gave the fundamentals of financial accounting. The speaker, Mr. Mohan provided tips to the young managers to learn Financial and Managerial accounting/accounts in effective manner. 

Invited talk on ‘Technological Trends’

Technological trends in business were introduced with case studies on Mobile, Cloud and Social Media by SDMite Mr. Santhosh K.S. Rao of PGDM 2009-11 and working as Consultant at Deloitte, Bengaluru in his talk on ‘Impact of digital on business’ on June 16, 2015. Mr. Santhosh said ‘Grades are important! Grades are not the only thing that’s important!! Self-Awareness and Improvement with ability to make good friends; will make your life at SDMIMD more meaningful’. 

Invited talk by Mr. Alva of Skanray, Mysuru

Mr. Vishwaprasad Alva, Managing Director, Skanray Technologies, Mysuru, addressed the new batch of PGDM 2015-17 on June 15, 2015 at the Institute auditorium. Mr. Alva recounted various experiences from his career and stressed on important principles to be followed for success.

Opportunities in the Healthcare Sector in India

‘Among the multiple opportunities available to the young managers, healthcare is most emerging and demanding’ thus opined Mr. Bharatheesh Reddy, Head, Business Unit, Apollo Hospital, Mysuru, during his orientation lecture on ‘Opportunities in the healthcare sector in India’ delivered on June 15, 2015 at the Institute auditorium. Mr. Reddy said, Apollo has 10% share of the 60,000 Crore turnover of the Indian healthcare sector. He explained the contribution of heathcare to Indian GDP, the organization of Apollo and best HR practices. Mr. Reddy opined that 10% of all the employment in the health sector should be filled by management graduates.