SDMIMD Newsletter - January 2018
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January 2018  Edition  
Campus News
Naissance 2018
The students of SDMIMD organized the flagship student event of the institute Naissance 2018 edition - a National Level Management Fest during January 12 and 13, 2018. The event was designed under the theme “Heroes We Need”. Naissance’18 challenged the management students from across the country on various fields of management through 9 events, namely, The Best Manager, Finance, Marketing, HR, Debate, Quiz, Systems, Business Plan and Photography challenge. Read More>

International Symposium 2018
An International Symposium was held on January 8, 2018 at SDMIMD, Mysuru. The symposium was mainly directed at the students from Texas A & M’s Mays Business School, with whom SDMIMD has an exchange program. Dr. Julian Gaspar, Clinical professor, Texas A&M University and Dr. Pradeep Rau, Professor-Marketing, George Washington University graced the occasion.

The program began with Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, welcoming the gathering. Dr Neetu Ganapathy, Associate professor, SDMIMD provided an overview of the programme. Dr. Gaspar made the opening remarks and spoke about globalisation and its effects.

Dr. Rau, who delivered the keynote address, opined about the challenges in the field of education. He spoke about the evolution of graduate management education and the diverging trends in global management education across the world. He compared management education in the U.S to that in India. He also elucidated the role executive education plays in the development of professionals and mentioned about the changing trends with respect to executive programs.

Later, the students from Texas A&M university interacted with the students from SDMIMD. Team building and knowledge sharing sessions were facilitated to help them to get to know each other better. Post-lunch, a cultural extravaganza was organised by Team Kalanubhav of SDMIMD. This event showcased the culture of India. The students from Texas also participated during the cultural programme. In the evening, the exchange students visited SKDRDP, Mysuru and learnt about its activities.
Placements PGDM 2016-18

The placements of PGDM 2016-18 at SDMIMD, Mysore is on course to a glorious finish. With two more months to go for the completion of the program, already close to 90% students are placed with an average salary of Rs.6.85 lakhs. It has been a stupendous performance thus far by our students, wherein the Institute has seen marquee companies visiting the campus and vying for our talents.

Click here to view Placements PGDM 2016-18 Report
2-Day Workshop for Institutional Heads
SDMIMD joined hands with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Southern Regionin organizing the workshop for institutional heads and chairpersons on the theme 'Restructuring and Redesigning of Higher Education Programs in India' during January 24 & 25, 2018 at SDMIMD Mysore.

The Workshop was intended to address the industry needs in terms of Knowledge, Skills and Aptitude being developed among the B School students through inputs in the MBA/PGDM curriculum and to discuss the challenges faced in the form of changing business environment, demographic changes in the environment, the issue of 'dynamic business vs static education'. The inaugural Welcome Addess was delivered by Mr Arjun Ranga, MD, N Ranga Rao and Sons and Chairman of CII Mysore Chapter. The Keynote Address was delivered by Prof Joe Philip, Chairman- XIME Group of Institutions and the Special Address was delivered by Prof Prasad SN, SDMIMD. The sessions were chaired by Dr S Balasubramaniam, Director GRG Group of Institutions, Coimbatore. Several eminent educationists and corporate heads conducted the technical sessions. The program was attended by 62 delegates from various colleges and universities across South India.
Talk by TedEx Speaker
SDMIMD in collaboration with CII’s Young Indian’s (Mysore Chapter) organized talk by Mr. Hitesh Ramchandani, a Para Olympian, Author and TedEx speaker on January 19, 2018 at SDMIMD Auditorium.

Mr. Hitesh Ramchandani, a Global Icon, Author, Paralympian and a TEDx speaker, unfortunately born with Cerebral Palsy, addressed the students on living a better life by having a positive attitude, altering one’s habits, achieving goals and dreaming beyond. The talk was his experience on how to lead a “Better than Normal" life. (Speaker Webpage: http://www.betterthannormal.life/)

The event was attended by 250+ students from various colleges signed with Young Indians YUVA. The session also had achievers from Mysore who are excelling in different fields. Mr Utsav Agarwal founder Yi Mysore and director of Bhoruka Fabcons shared his experience on being ‘Champions of Change’ conducted by our PM Narendra Modi. Mr Abhijith Ravindra, founder of RE3 command fitness spoke to students about fitness and its importance in one's life. Ekalavya Awardee Shri Vijayan Gurukkal was honoured and later his team performed Kalaripayyattu the ancient master of martial arts.
Workshop on CSR by Dr. Evelyne Gross
Dr. Evelyn Gross from the - Burgundy School of Business, France  conducted  a workshop on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ on December 21 & 22, 2017 at SDMIMD. The workshop discussed about various ways of imbibing  corporate social responsibility. The speaker presented the CSR activities happening in various nations. Dr. Evelyn Gross discussed real-time examples of various kinds of scenarios from France. The workshop was very impactful and gave a new way of thinking about CSR. 

Workshop on MORO by Dr. Fabrice Galia
Dr. Fabrice Galia conducted a Workshop on Management of Responsible Organizations (MORO) for the II year students on December 21 & 22, 2017. The workshop demonstrated the strategies, innovation and kind of management. Dr. Galia spoke about how to be acquainted with, to understand and to be capable of explaining the behaviour of individuals and groups within an organization and also on how to understand the principal dimensions of the analysis of the organization.

Guest lecture by Mr. Lionel Aranha
Mr. Lionel Aranha, Chartered Accountant & Solicitor started the talk by making the students understand what exactly GST is and how does it function and also told about the countries that follow GST. He also explained about how GST differs from VAT and the implications of GST in Indian context. Mr. Aranha explained how to go with this system, its advantages and disadvantages, to the future managers. He also told how wrongly the GST is being implemented and who are the people who are manipulating the system and using it to their advantage. So, the different dimension of GST and how it is going to replace the existing various tax systems in our economy were shown.

Visitors from University of Nottingham
Ms. Sugunamalar Vijayaratnam, Programme Director, Foundation in Business & Management, International Summer School, and Ms. Anushia, Business representative, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, visited SDMIMD on 6 January 2018. They interacted with the students to explore the possibility of students visit for short-term exchange and summer schools being organized in their Malaysia campus. They have expressed their interest in having a tie-up with the Institute for such programs.

Box Cricket Tournament – CS&MS Cup
As part of our sports management course, the Sports Elective students of PGDM Program conducted ‘Box Cricket Tournament’ first of its kind in Mysore, on January 12 & 13, 2018 at SDMIMD. The “CS&MS Cup – Box Cricket Tournament” was inaugurated by Shri M.J. Charan, Former Director, National Tennis Academy, New Delhi; and Visiting Faculty, Sports Management Program. The event was as platform to implement the knowledge and expertise gained through the sports management course. Read More>
Admission for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) 2018-20

2-Year Full-time residential Program approved by AICTE & Accredited Internationally by EFMD & ACBSP.

Admission Process | Apply Online | Admission Prospectus

Quick Contacts:

Ms. Rekha Ganapathy
Admissions officer
Mobile: 9742722906 | Email: admission@sdmimd.ac.in

Prof. Prasad S.N.
Chairperson – Admissions
Mobile: 09741410540 | Email: admission@sdmimd.ac.in
Students Scholarships PGDM 2018-20
  • Merit Scholarship* – Rs. 75,000 for finally selected applicants with minimum 70% each in - 10th Standard; 12th Standard / PUC 2; and Degree. | Apply Now
  • Empowering Woman* – Rs. 100,000 scholarship for finally selected woman applicants with minimum 1 year work experience and 60% aggregate each in - 10th Standard; 12th Standard / PUC 2; and Degree. | Apply Now
  • PGDM Merit Scholarship – 3 Students will be awarded Merit-cum-means Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance in each Term during the PGDM Program.
* Scholarship subject to the applicant finally joining the PGDM Program 2018-20 Batch
MINT and MBA Universe lists SDMIMD among Top 50 B-Schools
SDMIMD has been ranked 41st in the MBA Universe B-School Survey 2018. The survey conducted jointly by MINT & MBA Universe.com, ranked the Best MBA colleges and PGDM B-schools in India on objective and transparent parameters. The academic rigour and the quality of student intake with the infrastructure facilities have made SDMIMD ranked among the Top 50 B-Schools in the survey.

Commenting on the MBA Universe Survey 2018 ranking, SDMIMD Director Dr. N.R. Parasuraman said “I am happy to see that our Institute has retained its position among the Top 50 B-Schools in the country this year too. Well, with the quality of our faculty, staff and students, and the state-of-the-art infrastructure, we certainly deserve to be among the best.” He believes that SDMIMD has immense potential to excel and improve the ranking in future.
Online Blended Learning - BLCPM
The formal launch of the Blended Learning Certificate Program in Management (BLCPM) designed by SDMIMD in association with TCS iON, was carried out at the TCS Banyan Park complex in Mumbai on November 7, 2017. Shri. Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head of TCS iON, Shri. D. Surendra Kumar, Vice President , Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust, Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, Shri. Venkat Rao Mallineni, Head of iON Education TCS and Prof. Mohamed Minhaj, Associate Professor, Systems SDMIMD were present.

Set of highly relevant management courses is offered as Blended Learning Certificate Program in Management (BLCPM), which involves online learning from the TCS iON platform as well as Pre and Post Workshops to be held at the Institute.

Program Webpage | Program Brochure

Contact Details:
Prof. Malathi Sriram
Chairperson - Management Development Programs
Mobile: (0)9886521063, Email: malathi@sdmimd.ac.in
Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management

SDMIMD is offering ‘Sports Management Program’ in collaboration with the Centre of Sports and Management Studies (CS & MS). The courses offered under this collaboration are aimed at preparing the young graduates and sports enthusiasts for sports management and business environment.

International Tennis Player Mr. Somdev Devvarman is the Brand Ambassador for this program.

Course offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM) – 11 Months Duration

Apply Online

For Admissions please contact:
Email: sportscourse@sdmimd.ac.in
Mobile: 9986439832

Upcoming Events
ALT 2018 by Prof. Dr. Stefan Wilms -
February 21, 2018

2 Day Management Development Program Derivatives and Options Trading Strategies - February 23 & 24, 2018
23rd Annual SDMIMD Convocation - March 24, 2018
Chief Guest: Shri. N.S. Vishwanathan
Deputy Governor and Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India
Recent Publications by Faculty
Jagadeesh R. (2018). A Model Curriculum in Operations Management Using a Blended Pedagogy. National Conference on Future of Learning, IIMx Bangalore and IITBx Mumbai, Italy, IIMB January 15-16, 2018; 16 p.
Sengupta, Mousumi & Sengupta, Nilanjan (2018). Enshrining the Spirit of CSR: Indian Automobile Industry. International Journal in Management & Social Science (IJMSS), ISSN: 2321-1784 , Vol. 6 (1), Scopus ID: A9CA72AA6AE914A8, pp 48-58.
L. Gandhi (2017). Educating the Future Leaders: Role of Teachers and the Impact of Smart Technology. Contemporary Research in India (A peer-reviewed multi-Disciplinary International Journal) ISSN 2231-2137, Vol. 07, Issue 04, December; pp. 5-9.
Faculty Outreach Activities in January 2018
  • Dr. R. Jagadeesh presented a research paper titled “A Model Curriculum in Operations Management Using a Blended Pedagogy’ on 15 January 2018, in the Annual Conference on Future of Learning, held at IIM Bangalore. It was well attended by academics, corporate, and research scholars from all over the country.
  • Dr. M.R Suresh in the Editorial Board of IUP Journal for Brand Management (peer reviewed journal indexed in Cabell’s Directory).
  • Dr. M.R Suresh invited panellist for a Discussion on Infrastructure and Sustainable Development as part of the National Conference, January 2018, at Basudev Somani College, Mysore.
  • Prof. Prasad S.N. delivered the Special Address at the CII Southern Zone Workshop on- “Redesigning and Restructuring the Higher Education Management Programs in India" held at SDMIMD, Mysore on 24-25 January 2018
  • Prof. Prasad S.N. participated in the Objective Setting session conducted by Mr Ravinder Bhan, a reputed corporate achiever on 20 January 2018 at Spring Board, Bengaluru.
  • Dr. Srilakshminarayana G review a paper titled “On inequalities for values of first jumps of distribution functions and Holder's inequality. Statist. Probab. Lett. 126 (2017)”, for American Mathematical Society, January 2018.
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