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Institutional research activity with foreign collaboration
SDMIMD has collaborated with BI Norwegian Business School researchers on an international research project on ‘Whistleblowing: an annotated global bibliography’. It is a core part of the AFINO – project, (Responsible Research and Innovation in Norway) work package 6, led by Dr. Kristian and Dr Heidi, supported by the Norwegian Research Council 2019-2024, focusing on topics related to CSR, corporate governance and whistleblowing. Read More>
Business Landscape for PGDM 2022-24
Business Landscape, a knowledge expansion exercise was conducted by the SDMIMD faculty for the students entering the Second Year after their corporate internship. The week-long program from June 7, 2023, included the Effect of Geopolitics and International Strategic Alignments on Indian Businesses; Leadership; The Perils and Promises of AI: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges; Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory & Creativity, Design Thinking and Innovation. Read More>
Upcoming Events
1st International Conference on Leadership September 15, 2023

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11th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance and Financial markets - October 19-20, 2023
8th International Conference on Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends - November 9-10, 2023
11th International Conference on HR for Organizational sustainability - December 21-22, 2023
International Conference on New Age Marketing - January 18-19, 2024
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Commencement of the 5th Batch of the DBE Program
The 5th Batch of the Blended Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility for overseas students studying in India to understand India’s business environment, consumer behaviour, cultural background, and corporate environment. The program is known for sensitizing students from overseas who visit India for educational purposes about the ethics and social relevance of the Indian business environment.

The 5th Batch has attracted 27 students from 10 Countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Yemen, Nigeria, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Sudan, Guinea, and Uganda. The 5th of DBE program was inaugurated on June 24, 2023. Read More>
Outbound Learning programme in Management for students of GSSS Institute
A 3-day Outbound Learning programme in Management was conducted at SDMIMD for 110 students of GSSS Institute, Mysore from 20th to 22nd June 2023. 
The programme was inaugurated at 10 AM on 20th June 23 by SDMIMD team along with the management team of GSSS, Principal Dr.Shivakumar, HOD Dr. B.P. Mahesh and faculty & coordinator of this out bound programme, Dr.Ashok. This was followed by various sessions conducted by the faculty resource persons of SDMIMD on different topics for 3 days as mentioned below:
  • General Management topics by Dr.Sunil MV, Dr. L.Gandhi and Dr.S.N.Prasad.
  • Specialisation topics in Finance by Dr.M.Sriram and Dr.Riyaz Ahmed
  • Specialistion topics in HRM by Dr.Mousumi Sengupta, Dr.Mamta Hegde and Dr.L.Gandhi.
  • Specialisation topics in Marketing by Dr.S.Saibaba and Dr. Nanda Kishore Shetty
The programme concluded with valedictory and certificate distribution in the evening on 22nd June 2023 at SDMIMD auditorium. The programme was well appreciated by the student participants as well as the Programme coordinator & faculty Dr.Ashok of GSSS.
Seminar on Best Practices in ESG by Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues have gained prominence recently, with managers, investors, governments, and other stakeholders increasingly applying these non-financial factors to their strategic analysis process. Many questions about ESG arise about the material risks factors, how ESGs protect and create value for the business. This SDMIMD 3-day seminar on ‘Best Practices in ESG’ held from 28 June to 1 July 2023 allowed participants to examine these questions afresh and to revisit the related concepts and issues around ESG. The discussions covered sustainability reporting, climate action, ESG rating, and greenwashing. Using a case-study approach with conglomerates such as General Electric, Tata Group, Reliance Industries, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Larsen and Toubro, combined with ESG ranking data from leading raters such as MSCI, Bloomberg, Sustainalytics, and Refinitiv, the participants explored how ESG performance could impact a firm’s cost of capital and valuation. In this regard, participants used the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of ratio analysis and capital structure. Participants exhibited their forecasting skills and valuation methods, such as the dividend discount models and price multiples, to draw valuable insights into the role of ESGs in firm value. Besides the highly interactive lectures, participants gained critical ESG insights through quizzes and group presentations based on assigned publicly quoted companies. The seminar concluded with the awareness that ESG best practice is all about effective risk management.
Talk on Corporate Finance by Mr. Nagi Rao
Students of SDMIMD were introduced to the world of Venture Capitalists (VCs) and Private Equity (PEs) for established businesses and in the start-up environment by Nagi Rao, Founder-Chairman of Austin, USA-based EqualizeRCM, on Jun 16 at the SDMIMD Auditorium.

Highly informative talk centered around the structure of VC and PE funds, workings of VCs and PEs, their focus and expected returns while investing in a business, risk-reward expectations, different stages of the company when these institutions are ready to jump in with their investments, time lines of their investments, and aspects related to the nature of businesses and start-ups that are funded by the VCs and the PEs. He highlighted the High Risk – High Reward nature of these investments as well as how one big return on one investment can easily offset the losses incurred in investments made in other startups.
Webinar on Managing Stress among Students
The webinar on “Managing Stress” was delivered by Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, on 16th June 2023, for the Batch 2023-2025. During the session , Dr. Mousumi discussed ‘stress’ as a dynamic condition in our lives. Stress, on one hand, motivates us to face challenges and perform, at any given situation. On the other hand, excessive stress may create hindrance in our lives and lead to various negative consequences, both psychologically and physically. Therefore, managing stress is a very crucial aspect in any student’s life. During the interactive webinar, Dr. Mousumi discussed the model of stress management and various techniques to manage stress in a student’s life. The students also shared their experience of managing stress.
BT-MDRA B-School Survey 2023 - Results
SDMIMD is listed best B-school among 272 B-Schools in India in the Overall ranking; 29th among Top 100 B-Schools in Selection Process; 12th among Top 20 B-Schools in South Zone and 29th among top 100 Private B-Schools.
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