Orientation Program

Alumnus on Campus – Mr. N. Ravi Shankar

SDMIMD alumnus N Ravi Shankar, Founder & CEO of Aim High Consulting, addressed the new batch of PGDM 2014-16 on June 17, 2014. In his talk, to the students, he underscored the point ‘to chase success not money’. He narrated his experiences and said this principle has helped him all along.

Guest talk by Mr. N. Ramanuja

Mr. N. Ramanuja, Former CMD, HMT and Chairman, BVB (Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan), Karnataka stated ‘Management does not mean only attending classes and wearing suits. Many elements of management can be seen in our own experiences’. Also, lessons and texts on management can be drawn from the Internet in this modern era. But what is more important here is that students should learn culture and humility in this prestigious Institute.  He shared his experience at HMT and educational service through BVB. 

Keynote Address by Mr. K.B. Ganapathy

Mr. K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief, Star of Mysore, was the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address for the week-long induction program planned for the fresh batch of PGDM 2014-16 on June 17, 2014 at the Institute auditorium. In his keynote address, he stressed on leadership qualities, work culture, responsibility towards the organization and the lifelong learning.  Further he asked the students to make the best use of their stint at SDMIMD and carve out a glorious professional career for themselves. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, made introductory remarks about the goals that students should have for themselves during this period.  . 

Guest Lecture by Mr. Ram Mohan C

Young leaders should possess traits of camaraderie so that they can build better teams. Thus spoke Mr. Ram Mohan C, Sr. VP and Head of Infrastructure Management & Tech Support MindTree Consulting, Bangalore, while delivering talk on "Industries expectation from young leaders". The talk was part of the Orientation Program for the PGDM 2013-15 Batch on June 10, 2013 at the Institute's auditorium. Mr Ram Mohan also gave inputs on soft skill development which was well received by students.

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.