Guest Lecture 1617

Talk on Success Story of RSETI

“Role of Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) in Inclusive Economic Growth & Sustainable Development” was the topic of the talk for technical session in the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 held on November 19, 2016. Shri. K.N Janardhana, National Director of RSETI presented the journey of RSETI in meeting the objectives of inclusive growth. 

‘Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps’ – Dr. Aro-Gordon

The technical session on “Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps” was organized as a part of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 19, 2016. Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Professor of Finance, Baze University, Nigeria, the speaker of session highlighted the global context and imperatives for Nigeria, Nigerian sustainable banking principles and stressed on the need to eliminate poverty and to address the people at the lowest level of pyramid. Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon also provided insight on ramifications of green banking, green patterns and the need for green banking in agriculture in Nigeria. 

Technical Session by CSR Expert

Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head-CSR and Sustainability, Brillio Technology, delivered the talk on “Sustainability for Business: an insight” during the technical session of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 18, 2016. Mr. Abhishek said ‘CSR is the mechanism towards sustainability and such practices should be implemented in all business processes which would help enhance operational efficiency, labour satisfaction, create a brand value and recognition and create a greener supply chain’.

Invited talk by Mr. Ashok Balaram of SysInformation

Mr. Ashok Balaram, Senior Vice President, SysInformation, delivered talk ‘Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development’ during the technical session on November 18, 2016, as part of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016. The talk focused on Indian healthcare system as alternate medicine as a case study on the topic of deliberation. 

Invited talk on 'Indian Financial Sector'

Mr. G. Giridhar Prabhu, Director, Achal Indutries Pvt. Ltd. and Chairman of Economics Research Centre, Mangalore; delivered an invited talk on Indian Financial Sector. The talk focused on highlighting various issues pertaining to the Indian Financial Sector, at the institute on November 19, 2016.
 
Mr. Giridhar analysed the implications of GST on export sector and opined that impact of GST on the export industries will be positive. The talk concluded with a discussion with the SDMites on certain strategies to make India and Indian Bankers the best amongst the world.

Course on “Productive Efficiency” by Prof. Kalirajan

Dr. Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor of Economics of Australian National University, offered seminar course on ‘Productive Efficiency’ to PGDM 2016-18 Batch during November 15 & 16, 2016 at SDMIMD.
 
The central theme of the course was on conveying the importance of productivity with respect to country’s growth emphasising on both empirical and practical applications.The course had focused discussion on the contribution of different factors of production to earn optimal outputs; 
the best practices for optimal productivity; models to measure productivity, which was demonstrated and explained by taking the example agricultural production as the output and labour, fertilizers, land are the contributing input factors that was taken in order to explain the model. Further, ordinary least squares and general least squares method was explained using multiple linear regression model; stochastic model was highlighted to explain the example of agriculture and the limitations of the model as well was explained. 
 
The day-two of the course introduced the young managers on the sources and factors that influences country’s growth was explained by taking India and Vietnam as the example. Decomposition function during different time periods (say T1 & T2) was used in the process of analysing the reasons for growth. The difference between the actuals, estimates (of outputs & inputs) was calculated to measure the differences in the total factor productivity growth rate. 

Entrepreneurship Talk by Ms Akshra Kumar

‘E-cell Swayam’ had organized an entrepreneurship talk on the Preparation of a Business Plan and Related Strategies for a Start-up by Ms. Akshara Kumar, founder-Truly Essential (Chaitanya Agro Herbals), Mysore; and Chapter Co Chair, Young Indians (Mysuru Chapter) on October 13, 2016 in the Institute Auditorium. 
 
Ms. Akshara in her talk introduced the basics of business plans, emphasizing on how to relate the business with forming any business plan. She touched upon product strategies, value proposition, and customer relationships. Further, Ms. Akshara explained about how customer relationship is important for any business in the world, and elaborated on strategies for customer acquisition, customer retention & boosting sales, to increase customer base.
 
The speaker concluded the session by saying, “at the starting or launching of any idea ‘YOU’ are the most important thing, so one must believe in oneself”.