Orientation Program

Orientation Lecture Series 2015

 
The week long ‘Orientation Lecture Series 2015’ was organized during June 12 to 18, 2015 to introduce the new batch of PGDM 2015-17 to the business scenario. Experts from industry and academia shared their thoughts and experiences. Further, the experts provided guidance to face the practicality of the PGDM program and corporate life. 
The lecture by Mr. Rajashekara Melanta, Management Consultant, Bengaluru, was the first lecture delivered in this 2015 series. The lecture organized on June 12, 2015 at the institute auditorium was extempore, informative, interactive and educative. Mr. Melanta, drew responses from the students about their aspirations and expectations for the next 2 years. The talk was very interactive, with Mr. Melanta giving his expert inputs to students for achieving success in career and life.

Orientation Program for PGDM 2015-17

 
The inaugural function of the Orientation program for the newly-admitted PGDM 2015-17 students was organized on June 12, 2015 at the Institute Auditorium. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD initiated the program by lighting the traditional lamp and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Parasuraman shared the message from the Honorable Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade with the young students. The program began with offering of prayers by Ms. Aishwarya Balasubramanyam2nd year student of the PGDM program. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, greeted the fresh batch for their new endeavor and urged them to be focused for the next 22 months. A special talk titled ‘Life at SDMIMD’ was introduced to the new SDMites by Col. S.N. Prasad, Chairman - Admissions. Following this, an instructive session on ‘About PGDM Program’ was presented by Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson – Academic Programs.

‘Crystallize your thoughts’ – Praveen Kamath of Wipro BPO

Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Global Head- Talent Transformation, Wipro BPO, Bangalore, conducted a workshop for the new batch of PGDM 2014-16 students on June 21, 2014. Mr. Kamath called upon the future young managers ‘to be the best and to be brutal in competition  and to be winners all the way’. He said ‘viewing things in multiple angles and crystallizing thoughts will help to face the competitive world and develop the ability to manage risk’. Speaking on placement preparation activities he advised SDMites to get equipped with the thorough basic knowledge of all key subjects and to develop the ability to present these to groups; and how these can make a big difference at their workplace.The workshop was organized as a part of the week long induction program for the new batch.

Alumnus on Campus – N Chandan of Harita Fehrer Ltd.

As a part of the orientation lectures for the new batch of first year students, Mr. N. Chandan an alumnus of the PGDM batch 2004-06 who is presently working as Sr. Manager – Business Planning, Harita Fehrer Limited delivered a talk outlining his experiences he had in his first project which concerned the solutions in the supply chain of the client he worked for. He candidly answered questions from the new PGDM 2014-16 batch students and at the same time dwelled upon the expectations the corporate has from a B-School new bees in terms of understanding and gauging customer expectations.

Talk on PR and Communication in Branding

‘Recent technology advancement and communication technology has made the corporate to rethink about the importance of PR in shaping and influencing the perception of brands within the market and how that perception can influence everything from attracting new talent to securing new customers’ according to Ms. Sujata Rajpal, Head-Corporate Communication & PR of Software Paradigm International (SPI), Mysore. Mr. Sujata was delivering the talk on the topic PR Attributes and Challenges which highlighted the importance of branding and communication in PR. 

Talk on ‘Quantitative Techniques in Management’

‘Quantitative techniques help decision makers solve many of the business and industrial problems.  In other words, quantitative techniques provide decision makers with systematic and powerful means of analysis of the situation for achieving predetermined goals or for drawing valid conclusions’ thus opined Former Professor of Statistics Prof. Bhat Marakini. Prof. Bhat was invited to address the new batch of PGDM 2014-16 on the topic ‘Quantitative Techniques in Management’ on June 20, 2014.