Orientation Program

Talk on “Toyota Way” by Mr. T.R. Parasuraman

As a part of orientation programme, students of PGDM batch 2013-15 had the privilege of hearing T R Parasuraman, Senior VP, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts, Bangalore, on 08 June 2013. Mr. Parasuraman talked about the "Toyota way" for Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) and Respect for people. He opined that continuous improvement is a result of establishing long term vision, working on challenges, continuous innovation and going to the source of the issue (Genchi Genbutsu); and, respect for people calls for respecting knowledge, position and giving people a sense of purpose. He advised the students to develop the key traits which will take them places. In fielding the questions, he stressed more on development of attitude than skills as skills can be taught. After all, one hires for attitude and trains for skills.

Talk by SDMIMD Alumnus

Ms. Shilpashree, Head – Marketing & Communications Terex, Bangalore, addressed the PGDM 2013-15 batch on the topic “From Me to We” on Saturday, June 08, 2013.

Talk on Achieving Goals

Mrs. Uma Balakrishnan, CEO, Axcend, Bangalore, gave a talk on ‘Achieving Goals’ on Saturday, June 08, 2013 as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2013-15 Batch.  Mrs. Uma introduced the students to 5 key practices to achieve goal – to be a student and start learning every moment; to have clear fundamentals; to know how to direct the intelligence; to have own individuality; and, to analyze the situation in different facets. The talk was followed by the interactive session with the students. 

Talk on Foundations of Leadership & Achievement – Glimpses from the Corporate World

The talk on “Foundations of Leadership & Achievement – Glimpses from the Corporate World” by Mr. Sridhar Chari, Secretary, Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bangalore, was held on June 07, 2013 at the SDMIMD Auditorium. The topic was well received by the faculty and students.

Guest Lecture by Mr. R. C. Jagadesh

Mr. R. C. Jagadesh, Director – Operations & Technology Kluber Lubrication, Mysore was a speaker during the Orientation Program for PGDM 2013-15 batch on June 07, 2013.  Mr. Jagadesh spoke about industry readiness among management graduates and preparing for the tough corporate with diverse knowledge acquisition to be better employees.

Guest Lecture by Dr. R. Indira

Dr. R. Indira, Professor & Chairperson, Director - Department of Sociology, International Centre University of Mysore was invited to address SDMites on June 07, 2013. Dr. R. Indira spoke on the topic “Making Business Socially Inclusive and Sustainable", at the Institute auditorium.

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