Workshop

Workshop on Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt

Mr. Vikas from KPMG (Klynvelt Peat Marwick Goerdeler) was the resource person for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt workshop organized for the PGDM 2017-19 Batch during September 2018. The 4-day workshop was inaugurated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor - Operations, SDMIMD, on September 15, 2018. 
 
The workshop introduced the statistical tool “MINITAB” to solve analytical problems and gave insight on how use of six sigma techniques can give better growth of the organization. Several live industrial examples along with industrial applications are discussed during the workshop. The training program concluded with Assessment Test and a feedback session. 

Workshop on ‘Empirical Research in Finance’

The pre-conference workshop on ‘Empirical Research in Finance’ was held on September 6, 2018. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. S.N. Hegde, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore. In his inaugural address, Prof. Hegde highlighted how a systematized research in financial management can bring constructive changes in higher educational institutions. Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor-Finance, SDMIMD, welcomed the gathering and introduced the importance of research and publications in presenting institutional intellectual output. 
 
Prof. S.R. Viswanath, Professor and Head, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi, discussed on the art of writing papers in major finance journals which are indexed in ABDC and SCOPUS. 
 
Dr. K.A. Venkatesh, Professor, Myanmmar Institute of Information Technology, demonstrated the working on ‘Data Envelopment Analysis’ using R software and discussed the application of R in finance research. 
 
In the post-lunch session, Dr. Kabaly P Subramaniam, Faculty of Business, Arab Open University, Oman, introduced ‘Theory Building Research’ and emphasized on its relevance in research. 
 
The workshop culminated in a panel discussion on ‘Contemporary Issues in Finance and Accounting’. The panelists included Dr. Janakiramudu, Professor-Finance, Alliance University; CA. Raghunandan Rao; Dr. Kotreshwar, Professor, Department of Commerce, University of Mysore; and, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, SDMIMD. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof. S. Kannadas, Assistant Professor-Finance, SDMIMD.
 
The Conference Chair of 7th Edition of International Finance Conference, Dr. M. Sriram, Assistant Professor-Finance, SDMIMD, coordinated the event.