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100% Placements for PGDM 2017-19 Batch
It’s yet another year of sterling achievement at SDMIMD! 
Completes 100% placement of PGDM 2017-19, well ahead of the course completion. A total of 46 leading companies visited the campus so far for final placements. With 2 months to go for the completion of the program, all eligible students are placed at an average salary of Rs. 7.14 lakhs with Rs. 9 Lakhs being the highest. 
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HH Yaduveer Wadiyar inaugurates Naissance 2019
SDMIMD's flagship B-School Management Fest Naissance was inaugurated on 1st February 2019. The 2019 edition with the theme 'Combat of the Crowns’ was inaugurated by the Chief Guest His Highness, The Maharaja of Mysore, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. The two-day national level B-School fest witnessed intellectual battle and supremacy between the brightest minds of premier B-schools of India with the participation of 176 students from 18 colleges. The theme of ‘Naissance 2019 – Combat of the Crowns’ revolved around the management lessons and principles derived from the ancient Indian emperors and its implications in today’s dynamic business environment. Kristu Jayanthi College from Bengaluru emerged as the Overall winners of Naissance 2019.
CSR Symposium 2019
SDMIMD has organised One Day Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development on February 26. The symposium was organised in collaboration with European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Third Sector Research Resource Centre, University of Mysore.
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Visit of Heilbronn University team, Germany
As part of the exchange arrangement that SDMIMD has with Heilbronn University, Germany, a group of 15 students and 2 faculty spent a whole week in early March, in Mysore. The delegation was headed by Stefan Wilms, Dean of the University.

The week-long program was scheduled from March 1 to 7, 2019. The program was packed with industry visits, socially relevant projects, academic sessions and the visit to heritage sites. The students had a chance to learn about exploring the business opportunities in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

Side by side, they were exposed to social projects. Teaming with SDMIMD students, the overseas students were divided into groups and made to study specific projects, in respect of which a final report will be presented by them.

The visit also had a couple of corporate visits and interaction.

Startup Charcha 2019 by SDMites E-Cell
SDMIMD Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) - Swayam organized its flagship event ‘Startup Charcha' on 7th February 2019. The program began with a Panel Discussion on the topic ‘Entrepreneurship: Issues, Challenges, and the Way Ahead’, moderated by Dr. M R Suresh, Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD and also the Coordinator of the event. The Distinguished Panellists were Mr. Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, Director-Silicon Road, Mr. Krishna Narayana, Managing Director of Shyama Jewels and Dr. M Sriram, Professor – Finance, SDMIMD. This was followed by an insightful talk by Mr Sanjaya Doreswamy, Founder - Kuteera Kitchen. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Narendra Narayanan, Founder & Managing Director of Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Mysuru. The charcha concluded with open forum having interaction between the students and the distinguished guests.
Convergence 3i – 2019 edition
'Convergence-3i' the annual event for Industry-Institute-Interaction for the Final Year Degree students of all colleges in and around Mysore was organized in association with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) – Mysore Chapter on February 20, 2019. The 2019 edition of Convergence 3i focused on the expectations of the employers and the student graduates from each other with the theme - 'Employer's view of Graduate Job Aspirants and the Wish List'.

Dr. B.G. Sangameshwara, Vice Chancellor, JSS S&T University, Mysore, was the Chief Guest and delivered the Keynote Address. Prof. Sukumar S., MD, Ace Electronics spoke about the Challenges of employers & Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Vice Chairman-CII, Mysore spoke about preparing oneself to become an employers.

The panel discussion on 'Changing Opportunities for Graduates; A Limitless World’ was the key highlight of the program. The panel included Ms. Anita Balasubramaniam, Head HR-Edijice RCM; Mr. Neelesh, Coo-METI; Prof. L Gandhi, Assistant Professor - OB/HRM, SDMIMD & student panellists from SDMIMD, Mr. Naveen Kumar & Mr. Vishal and moderated by Dr. Prasad S.N., Convergence 3i Coordinator and Professor- Strategy, SDMIMD.
Admissions Open for PGCM 2019-2020
24th Annual SDMIMD Convocation
March 30, 2019
Chief Guest: Shri. Kamal Bali
Managing Director of Volvo India, Volvo Buses India Private Limited
HEF Award to Dr. M.R. Suresh
Higher Education Forum (HEF), Mumbai, the professional body of academicians, has honored with the award to Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor-Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysuru, in the area of Academic Excellence for the outstanding contribution to teaching and research factoring the contribution to various institutions that Dr. M.R. Suresh has worked. The award was given in a ceremony held at HEF Convention in Bangalore recently.
Achievement of our Students
Our students’ team consisting of V Harisankar Nair and Athul TP of PGDM 2017-19 batch has won the Mysore regional finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2019, the biggest campus quiz in India. The quiz was hosted by Giri Balasubramaniam popularly known as Pickbrain, one of the renowned quizmaster in India. A total of 400 teams participated in the quiz and the team representing SDMIMD came out victorious. The team will now represent Mysore region and SDMIMD in the zonal finals which will be held in Coimbatore in the third week of March.
Mr. Roshan wins 1st Place at Rhapsody
Mr. Roshan K. of PGDM 2018-20 has won the 1st prize in the National singing competition event - Rhapsody organized by Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru, during February 2019. Mr. Roshan has won the prize in the solo singing category.
Faculty Outreach Activities in February 2019
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman delivered the keynote address on 'Changing vistas in financial management with a strategic thrust' at the International Conference on Management: Past, Present, and Future organized by Uka Tarsadia Univeristy, Gujarat, during February 23 - 24, 2019.
Dr. M. Sriram was invited to deliver talk on 'Interim Budget-2019' jointly organized by 'Deccan Herald' and Mysore Chamber of Commerce on 15 February 2019. The event was held at JSS College for Women, Mysuru.
Dr. M. Sriram reviewed a paper titled 'Drivers of Corporate Risk Disclosure in Indian Non-Financial Companies- A Longitudinal Approach' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)', XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
Dr. M. Sriram was invited as an external examiner by School of Business, Alliance University, Bengaluru to adjudicate a Ph D thesis on 4 February 2019.

Prof. L Gandhi invited as a Chief Guest and to deliver session on "Human Development as a Key to Nation Building" for the Commerce students of PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore on 25 February 2019.
Prof. L Gandhi was invited as a resource person for the training program on "Leadership and Team Building" to conduct session on Motivation as a leading tool to the participants of State Institute of Urban Development, Mysore on 23 February 2019.
Prof. L Gandhi was invited as a resource person for the training program on "Leadership and Team Building" to conduct session on Motivation as a leading tool to the participants of State Institute of Urban Development, Mysore on 20 February 2019.
Recent Faculty Publications
Venkatraja, B. (2019). A pragmatic or populist budget?. Southern Economist, ISSN (print): 0038 4046, Vol. 57 (20), February, pp.25-27.
Venkatraja, B. (2019). Are SHGs catalysts of inclusive sustainable rural development? Impact assessment of SKDRDP interventions in India. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Print ISSN: 1350-4509 Online ISSN: 1745-2627, DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2019.1579766.
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