Workshop

Workshop on Social Responsibility and Sustainability

A one-day workshop on the theme of “Social Responsibility and Sustainability” was organised on November 17, 2016 preceding  the 2nd International Economics conference at the Institute. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor of Economics of Australian National University, and he followed up by delivering a session on the topic of the workshop.  Dr. Kalirajan presented a case study of Uttarakhand state in India relating to “Self Help Group – Social Responsibility Nexus”.  
 
This was followed by a session from Dr. Stephen Aro- Gordon, Professor of Finance in Baze University, Nigeria who focused on the Sustainable Ranking Principles in Nigeria which include 4Ws and 1H of the sustainable banking in Nigeria. He stressed that the need for social responsibility is gaining significance in the context of uncharacteristic situation of rapid growth and high unemployment in Nigeria. 
 
In the post lunch session, Shri. Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head–CSR and Sustainability of Brillio Technology Ltd., in his talk emphasised  the need for responsible corporate practices towards society to sustain the growth. 
 
A Panel Discussion on the topic of “Mainstreaming Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Organisations” followed. The panel consisted of Dr. M. Indira, Professor of Economics, University of Mysore,     Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor-Finance, SDMIMD, Mysore, Shri. Sukumar Rangachari, Director, PointCross.com Pvt Ltd and MD, Ace Components & Electronics Pvt Ltd and Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON, Professor – Finance, Baze University, Nigeria. The discussion was moderated by Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor of Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore. The panel did discuss different perspectives connecting to the theme of discussion including financial, social, economic, institutional,  and organisational, research . 
 
The workshop was attended by about 60 participants from different countries. The participants were mainly academics, research scholars and corporate executives.  
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Workshop on Business Analytics

SDMIMD in collaboration with ESC Pau Business School, France, organised a 3-Day Workshop on Business Analytics for the students of SDMIMD during October 3-5, 2016.  The workshop brought in perspectives on international and interdisciplinary dimensions to the elective course ‘Business Intelligence’ in PGDM Program. Dr. Lee Schlenker, Professor of Information Systems at the ESC Pau Business School, France, was the resource person, and it was coordinated by Prof. Mohamed Minhaj from SDMIMD. Apart from discussions on working in the Digital Economy and transforming data into Business Intelligence for effective business decisions, the workshop also exposed the participants to Visual Analytics using SAS, which is an analytics platform widely used by the corporate world. 

Pre Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance

Dr. SSS. Kumar (Dean Academics) and Professor-Finance, Accounting and Control, IIM Kozhikode addressed the gathering on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance’. During the inaugural session, Dr.Kumar focussed on ‘Microstructure of Financial Markets’ and how research could be undertaken by the academic fraternity. Dr.M.Sriram, Conference Chair delivered a talk on ‘Time Series Analysis’. The session highlighted on the types of secondary data used in finance research, issues relating to usage of secondary data and tools to resolve them. The panel discussion on ‘Empirical Research in Finance- Topics, Analysis  and Models’ was spearheaded by Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director and Professor-Finance, SDMIMD and  the panel members  addressed various facets of teaching, research and publications in Finance and Accounting. Dr.Amitha Sehgal, visiting faculty, Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai spoke on ‘Research Ideas in Banking’ and suggested few contemporary issues surrounding banking sector. The valedictory session was addressed by Mr.S.S.Bhandare, Advisor, Tata Strategic Management Group, Mumbai, who gave a pep talk on ‘Reflections of Monetary Policy in India’. 
 
The workshop organized as a part of 5th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking scheduled on August 19 & 20, 2016 was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair welcomed the gathering and presented the theme of the workshop. 

Workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Considering that public speaking is one of the most important skills for educators, which is put to test each day, a one-day workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills was organzied for educators on July 29, 2016 at SDMIMD. Participants were taken through sessions that enabled them to understand the mechanics of speaking. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy resource person of the workshop provided inputs on how to sustain interest and how to effectively handle questions. The workshop was well received by the participants. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the institute inaugurated the workshop. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the participants.

Workshop on Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence Workshop by Dr. T. Kanti Srikantaiah, Visiting Professor, Maryland's iSchool of US, conducted on June 30 & July 1, 2016 at SDMIMD was a knowledge enriching and inspiring session for the students. It not only gave insights on the competitive intelligence basics viz. related terminologies, models, tools, but also the role of CI in organizations and its significance in today's dynamically changing, competitive business world. 
 
The seminar became more interesting as well as challenging with the help of hands on assignments and case studies' discussions,where students have applied conceptual frameworks and used various tools to analyze given scenario. Altogether it was a highly interactive,practice-oriented and knowledge gaining session.

2-Day Workshop on Research Methodology

Dr. S.G. Prapulla, Chief Scientist & Head, Microbiology and Fermentation Technology Dept. CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, was the Chief Guest of the valedictory program of the 2- Day Research Methodology workshop scheduled during June 10 & 11, 2016. In her brief address, Dr. Prapulla appreciated the participants for taking up the research projects, and suggested that research improves their ability  to make an impression in their field. She informed the participants about the fellowships available, particularly to the women researchers. She also gave several tips about research work and encouraged the participants to do sustain their research activities and enrich the field. The participants interacted well with the Chief Guest and received valuable inputs from her.
 
Dr. Sunil, the Program Coordinator, prosed a vote of thanks and Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean -Academics, presented a memento to the distinguished Chief Guest.