Orientation Program

Talk by Dr. Thandavamurthy on 'Vedic Healing'

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Dr. Thandavamurthy delivered session on "Vedic Healing" on July 5, 2019, which introduced the new batch of PGDM Program on - how to stay focused, how to stay calm and achieve success, and how to avoid confusion. Dr. Thandavamurthy engaged the students with simple activities which were fun as well allowed learning in a new way. The students participated with full enthusiasm and even laughed heartily as they experienced a different way of learning. The speaker explained how it is possible to get misled due to a mismatch between what we see and how we respond. These learning are helpful to budding managers. Dr. Thandavamurthy also suggested some readings and practices to the students to improve their productivity and efficiency. The session was enjoyed by the students.

Invited talk on Advertisement by Mr. Kishore

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Mr. Kishore Subramanianan, Executive Director, Mullen Lintas, addressed the new Batch of PGDM Program on July 5, 2019. Speaking about advertising and its evolution, Mr. Kishore detailed how religious institutions have been using advertisements since time immemorial. The speaker demonstrated with examples on how the power of advertisements was elucidated in rewriting the traditions. Speaking on the contemporary trends of involving the customers in developing advertisements, Mr. Kishore discussed the Apple and Gopro case. The talk was acknowledged with great appreciations and applause by the apprised and delighted audience.

Talk on Leadership by Mr. Premkumar



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On 4th July 2019 Mr. Premkumar from Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd., delivered insightful talk to PGDM 2019-21 batch, as a part of their Orientation program. The talk focused on leadership skills and the necessity of constantly monitoring the abilities of leadership. Referring the book ‘The Elephant Catchers’ penned by Subroto Bagchi, the speaker made comparisons of leadership with catching elephants and spoke vividly about the four types of leadership - the ‘Ninjas’ who are the real executers, the ‘Coaches’ who share knowledge, the ‘Thought leaders’ wo were the astrologers of the future and the ‘Rainmakers’ who are always thinking and creating something out of nothing. His talk about leadership was highly inspiring.

'Exceling in Life' motivation talk by Mr. Shankar Prasad

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Mr. Shankar Prasad, Sr. Manager - Educational Services, Excel Soft Technologies Pvt Ltd., addressed the new batch of the PGDM Program on July 4, 2019 on ‘Facets of Management’. The speaker comprehensively discussed on the agility of the MBA program and the worth of thinking out of the box and being unpredictable. Mr. Shankar opined that there is nothing called ‘last word’ in management. 
 
Discussing on the new education policy and its implications discussed on how American franchised network organization, Business Networking International changed the educational service scenario. The speaker with his rich experience in the educational service support helped the young managers to get the doubts clarified pertaining to educational policy and norms. 

Guest Lecture by Ms.Shoba Arun

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‘Confidence is good, but over-confidence is bad. Confidence is very important in life for everyone. But when a person becomes over-confident, he takes such great risks as are beyond his capacity to deal with successfully. It is like fighting against the laws of nature, which is the mistake committed by the millennials most of the time’ thus said Ms. Shoba Arun, Head C-TEA Corporate Technology & Engineering Academy, L & T, Mysuru, during the invited talk delivered to the PGDM 2019-21 Batch organized as a part of the orientation program held on July 2, 2019.
 
Ms. Shoba gave her views about the first generation of digital natives, so called “The Millennials”. She threw light on how these millennials are altering the very social fabric of the world, how they are disrupting retail, hospitality, transportation, environment and travel, how they will soon radically change higher education and how they are disrupting the work culture?
 
She acknowledged us about the six functional changes of millennials compared to the previous generations which is called the “Big Six”. This was followed by Question & Answers session. 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2018-20 Batch

‘Vision, Honesty, competence, commitment, Confidence, integrity, courage, straightforwardness, imagination, are the core qualities for a person to become an Institutional Builder’ said Prof. S. Prabhakar, Honorable Secretary, SDM Educational Trust, in his address delivered during the commencement of ‘Orientation Program 2018’ organized for the new batch of PGDM 2018-20 on July 4, 2018. Prof. Prabhakar recalled the efforts of the SDME Trust and educational service to society by Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address and Prof. S.N. Prasad, Chairman-Admission, introduced the dignitaries to the new batch and their parents.  

Orientation Program for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

An Orientation Week for the students of the incoming batch of PGDM 2017-19 will commence from June 14, 2017. A series of  lectures are organized throughout the week. The lecture series from prominent speakers is designed in manner that will bring in a lot of industry expertise and experience, for the students to assimilate and take advantage of. 
 
Other than the expert lectures, information sharing sessions are slotted in the schedule over the week for the students which covers the practicalities availing the student support services and the transition to postgraduate study. 
 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2016-18

A week long orientation programme for the new batch of PGDM 2016-18 was organized at SDMIMD from 16th June, 2016.  Inaugurating the program on Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Director of the institute, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman briefed the students about the present scenario and the changing trends in the Indian market and the need for latest technology adaptations to face the upcoming global challenges. He called upon the young managers to make best use of the SDMIMD academic and service infrastructure facilities in moulding themselves in becoming successful entrepreneurs / leaders and face the global challenge.
Speaking on the occasion the Deputy Director Dr. H. Gayathri called upon the students to have a dream of high aspiration. Sincerity, commitment, hard work are required to achieve the goal.
 
Dr R. Jagadeesh, Dean-Academics, briefed the new batch of 2016-18 about the academic system including course orientation and grading. The batch has the representation of 20 States from India and One student from Nepal. Prof. S.N. Prasad delivered the welcome address and later gave a brief overview of life at SDMIMDThe week-long programme will conclude on June 23, 2016.