Orientation Program

‘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. 

‘Adopt to Environment’ advice by Alumnus

Mr. Narendra Medappa, alumnus of the Institute and Practice Lead, Talent Acquisition, Infosys Ltd, Bengaluru, talked about - what an MBA journey is all about, and what to consider in placements, on June 13, 2015. In the talk organized as a part of Orientation Lecture Series 2015, Mr. Medappa advised the students to focus on adaptability, learnability and collaboration through the journey which are key requirements of corporates. Further he said one must consider organizational culture, learning environment, empowerment and flexibility in managing individual career in placements.

Tips for ‘Successful Corporate Life’

“Understand your importance, care for fitness, focus on your uneasy areas, cognize the path for yourself to become an all-rounder, strong on fundamentals irrespective of your area of interest, grow in the path along with milestones” were the tips given by Mr. E.V.S. Saibabu, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Wipro, Bengaluru, to the fresh batch of PGDM 2015-17. Mr. Saibabu was delivering the invited lecture on ‘What Corporates Expect from You’ on June 13, 2015 organized as a part of Orientation Lecture Series 2015. 

‘Campus to Corporate’ talk by S. Sanjay of SPI

Mr. Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, Associate Vice President, Global IT Delivery, Software Paradigm International (SPI), Mysuru, spoke about Corporate Expectations from Management graduates, in his talk ‘Campus to Corporate’ organized on June 13, 2015. Mr. Sanjay stressed on the need to be up-to-date. Further, he highlighted the requirements that are imperative in professional life such as skills, commitment, leadership and ethical standards.

Invited talk by Alumnus

Mr. Sreevathsa S., Chief Executive Officer, Specvin Technologies, Mysuru and Alumnus of PGDM batch 2003-05 delivered an invited talk to the new batch of PGDM 2015-17 as a part of Orientation Lecture Series 2015. Mr. Sreevathsa, in his talk on “What Corporates Expect from Management Students”, gave 10 tips to succeed in their career and life. He also stressed on the fact that the basic education degree should not be discarded for other streams of education.