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February 2018  Edition  
Campus News
Successful Completion of Placement 2018
SDMIMD has concluded the final Placement for PGDM 2016-18 with a higher average salary of Rs.6.94 lakhs as against Rs.6.5 lakhs in the previous year, thus offering higher RoI for its PGDM 2016-18 batch. Placement 2018 has recorded highest salary of Rs.10 lakhs.

SDMIMD Placement 2018 saw 43 companies visiting the campus from across different sectors such as IT, BFSI, Consulting, FMCG, Manufacturing for recruitment and making more offers to the eligible students with variety of roles in management.

Interim Placement Report 2018MBA Universe Article on SDMIMD Placement 2018

Annual Leadership Talk 2018
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The 10th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) was delivered by Dr Stefan Wilms, Dean of the faculty of Economics and Transport, Heilbronn University, Germany, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in SDMIMD Auditorium. Dr. Stefan Wilms with his immense experience and exposure with various executive positions at the publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck, shared the leadership skills in the academic environment.

Dr Stefan Wilms gave a brief description of Germany, its geography & politics; and introduced the innovative programs in leadership skills at Heilbronn University. The major portion of his lecture was on the different leadership styles giving the anecdotes from is his personal experiences in the area of leadership as he has held various executive position in the past.

Dr. Stefan Wilms shared his experience in setting up of ‘Business and Transport’ unit at the university which has given opportunity for the students to work in a variety of industries and functions. Dr. Wilms presented the innovative methods in teaching business studies and trade, which has greatly contributed to the Faculty of Business and Transport in preparing students for the changing and increasing demands of the labor market.

The talk concluded with insights about leadership styles in academic environment. This was followed by Q & A session. The program coordinator Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Professor - Marketing; Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute; Faculty members, students, corporates from Mysore and invites were present.
Startup Charcha 2018

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SDMIMD organised the annual entrepreneurship event called STARTUP CHARCHA on February 9, 2018.This event, organised for the third straight year, is part of various entrepreneurship activities undertaken by ‘Swayam – Students E Cell of SDMIMD’. The event also brought together the best entrepreneurial minds who provided insights tempered with practical advice on startups to MBA students and budding entrepreneurs at SDMIMD. Outlining the various activities of Swayam, Dr M R Suresh, Professor, SDMIMD and facilitator of the cell, highlighted that SDMIMD is well on the pathway to emerge as knowledge resource centre in the area of entrepreneurship to guide not only budding entrepreneurs but also other institutions as well.

This year, the STARTUP Charcha event had Mr Ajith R. Pai, Jt. Managing Director, VWF Group of Industries - Mysore, who delivered the Keynote address.. During his address Mr. Ajith R Pai said that the most important aspect was not having an idea but the execution of it. Advising MBA students, he said, “entrepreneurs are those who start working on their ideas and wantrepreneurs are those who just have an idea”. He also talked about the reasons why most of the businesses did not last for more than three generations and the importance of exiting an outmoded enterprise. “Innovation and creativity are the key points for any business”, he stated.

Further, there was a Panel Discussion on the theme ‘Getting Started in Enterprise - Issues and Facets’, moderated by Dr M R Suresh, Professor at SDMIMD. The distinguished panellists were Mr. Vipin Prasad, Founder, Joiningdotsinc.com and SDMIMD Alumnus; Mr Sanjay Srinivasamurthy, Management Consultant and Strategic Advisor; and Prof Rajendra Todalbagi, SDMIMD. The discussion highlighted that the policy environment was very favourable in the country for startups with our Prime Minister himself perceiving startups as instruments of transformation. There was a student case study presentation event Prerana in which four teams profiled successful entrepreneurs in different fields.

Budget Conclave 2018
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SDMIMD in association with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) jointly organized the Union Budget Conclave-2018 (Post Budget Analysis) at its campus on February 2, 2018. Dr. M. Sriram, Assistant Professor- Finance, SDMIMD welcomed the gathering and highlighted the importance and constituents of a budget from a common man’s perspective. Mr. Arjun Ranga, Chairman, CII Mysore Chapter, highlighted the key aspects of the budget and was of the view that a lot of impetus was given to Agriculture, Healthcare, Education and rural development. According to him, the key to implementation of the schemes will determine the effectiveness of the policies. The students of SDMIMD made a brief presentation on the key highlights of economic survey and the Union Budget 2018. The knowledge partner for the conclave was BDO India LLP, Bengaluru. The representatives of the knowledge partner discussed on the various implications of the announcements of the budget in respect of taxation.

Mr. Pankil Sanghvi, Partner-Tax and Regulatory Services, BDO India addressed the gathering on direct taxes and how the announcements will have a bearing on individuals and corporates. Mr. Sreedharan, Manager, BDO India briefed about the indirect tax reforms and how the scope of ‘re-assessment’ widened. He also gave an overview about the modification to adjudication procedure. The conclave concluded with a panel discussion in the form of question and answer session. The panellists included Mr. Arjun Ranga, Chairman, CII Mysuru, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mr. Pankaj Sanghvi and Mr. Sreedharan, representatives of BDO India LLP.
23rd Annual SDMIMD Convocation -
March 24, 2018
Chief Guest: Shri. N.S. Vishwanathan
Deputy Governor and Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India
Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management
SDMIMD is offering ‘Sports Management Program’ in collaboration with the Centre of Sports and Management Studies (CS & MS). International Tennis Player Mr. Somdev Devvarman is the Brand Ambassador for this program. Apply Online

For Admissions please contact:
Email: sportscourse@sdmimd.ac.in | Mobile: 9986439832
Faculty Achievements
Corporate Finance: A South Asian Perspective (2nd Edition) authored by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman was released in 2018. The book is co-authored by Scott Besley & Eugene Brigham The book is part of special edition of the CFIN series by Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd
Recent Publications by Faculty
Sengupta, Mousumi, Sengupta, Nilanjan & Kaushik Bandopadhyay (2018). Unravelling Employee Off-Boarding: the Magic of Exit Interview. International Journal of Research in Economics and Social Sciences(IJRESS), ISSN: 2249-7382, Vol. 8 Issue 1, January, pp 128-137.
Kannadas S. & Manita D. Shah (2018). Impact of Behavioral Aspects in Mergers & Acquisitions - An overview. ARS - Journal of Applied Research and Social Sciences; ISSN 2350-1472, Vol.5, Issue.3, February, pp.10-29.
Faculty Outreach Activities in February 2018
Dr. R. Jagadeesh resource person for the One-day state level workshop on "Emerging Trends in Research - Publish or Perish" on15 February 2018 at Mahajana First Grade College.
Dr. R. Jagadeesh selection Committee member for selecting the Faculty / Director of MBA department in GSSS College of Engineering, Mysore, on 12 February 2018.
Dr. R. Jagadeesh member of the Assessment Committee to assess Grade III Technical Staff for the next grade at CFTRI, Mysore, on 9 February 2018.
Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta invited to join the Editorial Board of International journal of Sociology and Anthropology (IJSA). IJSA is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by Academic Journals
www.academicjournals.org. It commenced publication in May 2009 as a monthly publication.
Please visit http://www.academicjournals.org/IJSA for more information on IJSA.
Dr. Mousumi Sengupta invited as the resource person for a Technical Session, during the National Seminar on "New Horizon and Innovation in Business and Management", in Maharani's Women Commerce and Management College", on February 19, 2018. She delivered a topic on "HRM and Organizational Sustainability".
Dr. M. Sriram served as an external examiner for the Research Advisory Committee(RAC) meeting to monitor the progress of Research Scholars at School of Management, Presidency University,Bengaluru on 10 February 2018.
Dr. M. Sriram was invited as Chief Guest for a panel discussion on Union Budget 2018-19 at JSS College of Arts, Science and Commerce on 9 February 2018.
Dr. Srilakshminarayana G attended a three day workshop-cum seminar commemorating 75 years of teaching M.Sc. statistics course- February 8, 2018 to February 10, 2018, organized by Department of Studies in Statistics, University of Mysore.
Dr. Srilakshminarayana G delivered at talk at ICSSR sponsored “Regional level research methodology workshop for SC/ST Research scholars” held at University of Mysore, Mysore on February 2, 2018.
Dr. Srilakshminarayana G invited to conduct a session on “Testing the reliability of the questionnaire”, on February 2, 2018, during the Research methodology workshop for research scholars in social sciences, organized by University of Mysore.
Prof. Jayakrishnan S reviewed the manuscript entitled “The Cement Number Game: A Teaching Case” submitted to the CASE Journal (Emerald)
Dr. Venkatraja B chaired a technical session on Social Entrepreneurship and Rural Economy at the National Conference on "Rural Opportunity: An Unexplored Terrain" on 24 February 2018 organised by SDM Post Graduate Centre for Management Studies and Research, Mangalore.
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