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Young Managers Empowered with Whistleblowing and Ethics
Dr. Kristian Alm, the distinguished Professor of Ethics at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway, and Head of Research on Global Bibliography on Whistleblowing, delivered an enlightening talk on the significance of building awareness about Whistleblowing for the benefit of employees, communities, and society as a whole. The talk, held on July 26, 2023, aimed to orient the PGDM Batch 2023-25 about the concept of Whistleblowing in the contemporary world. The talk emphasized the vital role Whistleblowing plays in promoting ethics, transparency, and accountability within organizations and institutions worldwide. During the talk organized on July 27, 2023, Dr. Heidi Karisen, a Senior Academic Librarian and Researcher at BI Norwegian Business School and Senior Lecturer at the University of Oslo, further enriched the discussion by presenting various real-life cases from both Indian and international contexts. In the spirit of fostering ethical awareness, Dr. Karisen discussed the significant impact of Whistleblowing by citing examples like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984 and the Indian Oil Corporation case of 2005. Read More>
Guest lecture on Responsible Business Strategy by Dr. Shilpa Iyanna
A Guest Lecture on Responsible Business Strategy was organized for the first-year students on July 24 & 25, 2023. The talk was delivered by Dr. Shilpa Iyanna, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at New Castle Business School, Northumbria University. The aim of the workshop was to provide the students with insights into the process of brand building.
Invited talk by Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar
Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Dean Research, Professor, Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management at IMD, Delhi, delivered a talk on "Emerging Dimensions of HR" on July 25, 2023. The session was a comprehensive exploration of a HR professional's challenges and possibilities in today's business world. Her insights and expertise offered valuable takeaways for attendees to enhance their HR practices and drive organisational success through effective people management.
The Second Edition of the RDP on Writing Impactful Research Paper for Indexed Journal
SDMIMD organised a one-day Research Development Program on “Writing Impactful Research Paper for Indexed Journal: Editor’s Perspective” on July 7, 2023. The key focus of the program was to disseminate the fundamental ideas of a journal’s expectations from a research paper and build the capacity of the participants to write a good-quality manuscript. The day-long program covered pertinent topics such as an overview of different types of research, conceptualization of the research theme, structuring a research paper, research ethics and journal selection. The event was attended by 60 participants who were research scholars and Faculty affiliating to organisations from different parts of the country.
Faculty Development Program
A 14-hour Faculty Development Programme was conducted at SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi for their Professors & Doctors on 6th and 7th July 2023.
DBE Certificate Awarding to Overseas Students in India
The Overseas students in India received the Certificate for attending the Program on Developing Business Excellence [DBE] – with a Sense of Social Responsibility, designed and offered by SDMIMD Mysore, on July 5, 2023, during the award function held at SDMIMD campus. Read More>
Dharmasthala Immersion Programme for PGDM 2023-25 batch
As a part of the orientation program to the new batch of students, a trip to Dharmasthala was organized on July 17-18, 2023. Students got the opportunity to see first hand the numerous social activities going on in Dharmasthala, as well as have the opportunity of interacting with Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade. The students were introduced to the large scale food supply logistics that caters for over 50000 or more pilgrims at the Dharmasthala Temple every day of the year. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had a lot of good things to say about the inspiration they received on meeting Dr. Heggade and being in the holy place.
Upcoming Events
Research Development Program (RDP) Fundamentals of Research - September 11-12, 2023
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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 29-30, 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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Visit of EAE Spain Students under Student Exchange Program
Students from EAE Spain visited SDMIMD from 17-30 July 2023 as a part of the student exchange program. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director Emeritus and Dr. S. N. Prasad, Director welcomed the students. The visiting team explored the Indian Business Environment. The program comprised of Classroom sessions, visit to Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), NIE Center For Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies (NIE-CREST) and industries in and around Mysore.
SDMIMD Commences Residential PGDM 2023-25 Batch
Commencement inauguration for the SDMIMD Residential 2-Year Full-time PGDM (MBA Equivalent) Batch 2023-25 was held on 10 July 2023. Dr. (Lt Col) Prasad. S. N., Director, SDMIMD and Dr. NR Parasuraman, Director Emeritus addressed the incoming students. Distinguished Address was delivered by the Sri. D. Surendra Kumar, Vice President, SDM Educational Trust, Prof. L. Gandhi, Chairman - Admissions, SDMIMD, welcomed and introduced the batch. Prof. Mohammed Minhaj, Chairperson-Academic Programmes gave an overview of the entire programme. Dr. S Saibaba, delivered the Vote of Thanks.

231 students from 20 Indian states have been admitted this year with a record gender ratio of 53% Male and 47% Female students with a big jump of 12% in the number of female students from the last year. The academic diversity of the batch includes undergraduates from Engineering, Commerce, Management, Science, and with 25% of students having relevant work experience.
Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 - Invited talks
Prof. Parashiva Murthy
Professor & Counsellor
Mr. Kumarpal M Jain
Katariya Consultancy India LLP
Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy
CEO & Managing Director Innomantra Consulting Private Limited

Mr. T. V. Mohan Country
Head & MD - India ANDREAS
MAIER Workholding Technology Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Ravi Challu
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at WiseOwl Consulting LLP
Dr. M. Dharma Prasad
CEO and Chief Scientist of Prosetta Bioconformatics Pvt., Ltd.

Ms. Poornima Srihari
Senior Delivery Manager
Dr. Siamak Zadeh
Associate Professor & Data Scientist Golden Gate University, USA
Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy
CEO & Managing Director Innomantra Consulting Private Limited

Dr. M N Bheemesh Senior
Advisor ALMT Legal, Advocates &
Solicitors Bangalore
Mr. Prasad S N
Co-Founder of GREWIND – e-commerce
initiative for selling ecofriendly products
Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 - Workshops
Dr R. Indira Ramarao
Member of the Governing Board of SDMIMD and Formerly Professor
Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
Professor - OB & HR
Dr Sunil M.V.
Faculty – Systems & General Management, SDMIMD
Prof. C.V. Sridhar
Faculty – General Management and SDMIMD
Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 - Alumni Talk
Mr. Niranjan N Naik
Association & Senior Consultant - Prominent Mind & Bosch, Bangalore
Mr. Harinath Gopalswamy
Mr. N. Ravi Shankar
CEO - Aim High Consulting
Panel Discussion on 'What students need to prepare themselves for the next 2 years - expectations'
The orientation invited talks were followed by a Panel Discussion on 'What students need to prepare themselves for the next 2 years - expectations' moderated by Mr Niranjan Naik. The panel members were Mr N. Ravi Shankar, CEO of Aim High Consulting; Mr Theja Mohan, Founder of Wise Money; Mr Pavan Kumar S.H., HR Business Partner, Hitachi Energy India Limited; Mr Anil Ram, Associate Vice President, Ujjivan Small Finance; and Ms Padmashree G.S., Emotional Scientists and Counsellor. The panel discussion concluded with an interactive and informative question & answer session. The panel discussion has been organized as part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2023-25 batch, held on July 15, 2023.
Alumnus on Campus – Mr Rohit Agarwal
Mr Rohit Agarwal, alumnus of PGDM Batch 2007-2009 and the Regional Business Head South India at Havells India, delivered an inspiring talk to the PGDM 2022-24 pursuing 2nd Year of the Program on “Opportunities in Sales Domain”, held on July 17, 2023. The session aimed to shed light on the significance of pursuing an MBA, the key attributes of a successful salesperson, and the essential skills required to excel in the sales profession. The highly insightful talk provided valuable insights into the sales world and the qualities defining a successful salesperson.
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