Guest Lecture 2021

Invited talk on Research Quality and Visibility

Dr. I.R.N. Goudar, Ex. Scientist 'G' and Head ICAST, National Aeronautical Laboratory (NAL) presented the talk on 'Strategies to Enhance the Quality and Visibility of Research in the Context of NIRF' to the faculty members on Friday, January 22, 2021, online.
 
Dr. Goudar focused the talk on presenting the research output of SDMIMD faculty members. Presenting the key criteria which impact the h-index of an organization, he said research publication, project grants, applied research, and international collaboration for academic research play a major role in the current context. The speaker presented and discussed the SDMIMD faculty research output over the years.

Webinar on Industry Perspective On-Campus Hiring

Mr. Abhijith M K, Global Business Head, Utthunga technologies, delivered a Webinar on the topic ‘Industry perspective on-campus hiring’ on December 12, 2020. Mr. Abhijit M K discussed the need for skill requirements in different professions and importance of being industry ready. Further, Mr. Abhijith discussed on how one must practically apply the theoretical concepts and understanding in the real-world scenario. The speaker touched upon how the students can be industry-ready through internship or apprenticeship, or through short duration real-time projects and looking beyond the syllabus. Mr. Abhijith concluded the session by highlighted the reasons for the skill gap like lack of confidence in leading and managing people, over delegating work to others, and failing to contribute in a practical world.

Talk on ‘Global Financial System - Yesterday, Today and tomorrow’

Dr Stephen ARO-GORDON, Adjunct Faculty of SDMIMD and Professor, Department of Business and Accounting, Muscat College (University of Stirling Management School in Oman) delivered webinar on the topic ‘Global Financial System-Yesterday, Today and tomorrow’ on Friday, November 27, 2020. 
 
Dr Aro-Gordon gave orientation on the perspectives of Global Financial Systems in the current global pandemic scenario. The challenges and opportunities the world could probably face during the post pandemic situation were discussed by the speaker. Dr Aro-Gordon briefly touched upon the emergence of Islamic banking and opined that ‘Islamic Banking’ as an alternative channel to conventional banking in the current situation. 

Talk on 'The Indian Economy Path' by RBL Chief Economist

Invited speaker Ms Rajni Thakur, Chief Economist at Ratnakar Bank Limited (RBL Bank), Mumbai, delivered a webinar on 'Tracing the recovery path for the Indian economy' on November 7, 2020. 
 
The speaker was of the view that there was a slowing of the economy before the pandemic itself and further explained, how COVID had aggravated the pain. Ms Rajini opined that one of the key reasons for the slowdown was the low rate of consumption while other factors like trade war, after-effects of demonetization, and GST implementation added to the woes. The speaker highlighted how the economy was picking up with a ‘V shaped' recovery and said policy intervention would play a vital role in sustaining this momentum. Discussing the current job market, Ms Ranjini said that based on the available data there is a reduction in job loss over the last quarter. 

Webinar on Future of E-Commerce in India

Mr. Vipin Prasad, Managing Director, Joining Dots Inc., delivered webinar on the topic the ‘Future of E-Commerce in India & Growing your Business Online’ on October 27, 2020, for the PGDM and PGCM 2020 Batch. The talk was based on several personal experiences of the speaker.  Mr. Vipin Prasad is alumnus of SDMIMD.

Webinar on Alternative Financial System

Dr. Ullas Rao, Associate Professor of Finance, UG Programme Director for Business & Finance, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, was the invited speaker for the webinar scheduled on October 24, 2020, on the topic ‘Carving out an alternative financial system: Gleanings from Financial Economics’ for the Finance Specialization students of PGDM 2019-2021 Batch. As a prelude the invited talk Dr. N. Kamakodi, Managing Director and CEO, City Union Bank Ltd., addressed the students on the theme ‘Current Trends in Banking Sector’. Dr. Ullas Rao focused on introducing the alternative financial systems prevalent across the globe. Further, the speaker discussed on how India can adopt to a new financial system which will address the ever challenge NPA and problems in the banking sector. Dr. Rao is a former faculty of SDMIMD

Webinar by Dr Sandhya G. Krishnan of Congnizant

Dr Sandhya G Krishnan, Global Head of Millennial Council for Innovation Transformation and Global Diversity, Cognizant Technology Solutions, was the invited speaker for the webinar scheduled on October 23, 2020, on the topic ‘Aligning functional and behaviour skills for career development’ for the PGDM and PGCM 2020 Batch. 

Webinar on Cybersecurity and its growth prospects

In today's digital world, Cybersecurity is important because it encompasses everything that pertains to protecting our sensitive data from theft and damage attempted by criminals and adversaries.  To sensitize on these aspects and to introduce the placement avenues in this nish area a webinar on the topic “Overview of Cybersecurity and its growth prospects” was organized for PGDM and PGCM students of 2020 Batch on October 22, 2020. The interactive and informative talk was delivered by Mr. Rajesh Krishna, Founder, Securaa.io and Ms. Rashmi Vikram, Head - International Alliances, RSA Security & the alumnus of SDMIMD.