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SDMIMD’s Overseas Program Certificate Awarding Ceremony
As a part of new initiatives to bring in focus on social responsibility, ethics and sustainability coupled with business excellence to overseas students, SDMIMD conducted 20-hour ‘Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility’ for the foreign students of St. Philomena’s College, Mysore.  The program culminated in an award ceremony held at SDMIMD campus on August, 24, 2021.

The first batch had 21 students from 7 countries – Papua Newguinea, Afghanistan, Yemen, Jordon, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Somalia – who received the Program Certificate from Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/Manager, St. Philomena’s College Institutions, Mysore. Read More>
BCIC-SDMIMD Orientation Lecture
The Centre for Excellence in Management (CEM) the initiative of Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) and SDMIMD, organized invited talks as part of the Orientation Program 2021 on August 6, 2021. The program commenced with the welcome address and presentation of the activity plan of the Center for Excellence in Management by Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD. The PGDM Batch 2021-2023 had an opportunity to listen to 3 motivational speakers. Read More>
75th Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day holds much importance in the lives of every Indian. On this day, we got freedom after a long struggle of thousands of freedom fighters and great leaders. With this spirit, SDMIMD celebrated the 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021.
Dr. Anand Sasikumar, Faculty, SDMIMD, hoisted the tricolor and addressed the gathering. In his address, Dr. Anand Sasikumar said Independence Day is a significant day to keep the spirit of patriotism alive and at the same time enjoy the spirit of freedom. India has shown phenomenal growth since its independence in various fields like science, technology, and agriculture. Now it is our turn to continue the legacy of achieving significant milestones in the next generations.
Panel Discussion on Post-COVID Trends in the Industry
SDMIMD and Prerana - the SDMIMD Alumni Association organized a panel discussion on 'Post-COVID Trends in the Industry' on August 10, 2021. The program organized as part of the Orientation Program 2021 brought all the Alumnus Speakers who had earlier addressed the PGDM Batch 2021-2023 as panel members. Read More>
Guest talk by Dr.Thomas
Dr.Thomas, Chairman, Lead College of Management and Lead OBT, Palakkad, Kerala, delivered a guest lecture and spoke about outbound learning while recalling recollections of previous years' offline activities-based learning. Students learned about the value and benefits of outbound learning, as well as how it helps people work together, trust one other, and coordinate their efforts. Different sizes of rubix cubes were also introduced to educate indirectly how to adapt and alter when working in groups to get work done on a large scale. His Guinness World Records achievements motivated students and taught them not to be afraid of achieving anything. Overall it was a very insightful session.
Special talk on ‘With Freedom comes Responsibility’
On the 75th Independence Day occasion on August 15, 2021, the SDMIMD Toastmasters club organized a special meeting. The highlight of the meeting was a speech titled "With Freedom comes Responsibility" by the Deputy Director, Dr (Lt Col) S. N. Prasad, SDMIMD, which inspired the Toastmasters to be responsible. The meeting was attended by the club mentor Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, students of SDMIMD, and Toastmasters from other clubs.
Talk on ‘Building Public Image’ by CEO, The Hindu Group
'What counts in the life is the principles that we stood for, people we touched, and the way we changed the world even in a small way by pursuing a purpose truly bigger than ourselves. Those are the real legacies that will outlive us' said Mr. L.V. Navaneeth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited. Mr. Navaneeth delivered the invited talk on 'Building & Communicating a Public Image - Strategies for Working Professionals’ organized by Prerana - the SDM Institute for Management Development Alumni Association and SDMIMD on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
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Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23
The customary Orientation Program was organised on a virtual platform to welcome and introduce the different dimensions of management for the new batch of the PGDM Program (2021-23). The series was inaugurated by the Director of SDMIMD Dr N.R. Parasuraman on August 5, 2021. Prof. L. Gandhi, Chairman - Admission, welcomed the batch and introduced the PGDM Batch 2021-2023 to the institute. Dr S.N. Prasad, Deputy Director, shared the key experiencial features of SDMIMD in a talk titled 'LIFE @ SDMIMD'. This was followed by the introduction to academic administration, IT services, e-Learning services and other technology services for the teaching-learning process; by the respective Section Heads. Prof. Gandhi presented the vote of thanks.
Orientation Program Guest Lectures
Mr Niranjan N Naik, President, Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association & Senior Consultant at Prominent Mind, introduced Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association to the New Batch of PGDM Program. The talk introduced the activities, support and network of Prerana to the students on campus. The interactive session was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23, held on August 5, 2021. Mr Vipin S Prasad, SDMIMD Alumnus & CEO, Joining the Dots, delivered a talk on Introduction to E-Commerce, Opportunities & Challenges to the young managers of the PGDM 2021-2023 during the talk organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23 held on August 6, 2021. Mr Giridhar Kannan, Manager, Group Audit, Financial Crime, Compliance and Conduct at Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney, Australia, delivered an invited talk on What Corporates Expect from MBA?. Mr Giridhar was invited to address the new batch of the PGDM program during the Orientation Program held on August 6, 2021.

Mr K.S. Gururaja, Founder Trustee - Ashakirana Charitable Trust; and Chairman - N G Foundation; Chairman - NG Sportive Technologies Pvt Ltd, delivered an invited talk on Motivation For Young Minds to the PGDM Batch 2021-2023 on August 7, 2021. The talk has been organized as a part of the Orientation Program 2021. Mr Deepansh Agarwal, SDMIMD Alumnus & Director, Aim High Consulting, was invited to address the new Batch of the PGDM Program on PR Advertising for Start-ups on August 7, 2021. The talk was organized as a part of the Orientation Program 2021 for PGDM 2021-23. Ms Susheema Vidyaratnaraj, SDMIMD Alumnus & JMD – SYConE, MD – IRIDIUM Projects, delivered a talk on Entrepreneurial Journey – Success and Travails on August 7, 2021. The talk was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23.

Mr Machaganda Santhosh M, SDMIMD Alumnus & Executive VP – HDFC Bank, was invited to address the PGDM 2021-2023 on Opportunities in Banking / Finance Industry on August 7, 2021. The talk was organized as part of the Orientation Program 2021.
Dr R. Indira Ramarao, Member of the Governing Board of SDMIMD and Formerly Professor of Sociology & Former Director, International Center, University of Mysore, conducted a section-wise focused Workshop on Indian Society in Transition to the PGDM 2021-2023 Batch. The Workshop was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23 on August 9 & 10, 2021.
Mr Subramanya Rao, SDMIMD Alumnus; and Founder & CEO of Discover Dollar, was invited to talk on Entrepreneur Journey to the young managers on campus on August 9, 2021. The talk was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23.

Dr M.V. Sunil, Head - Academic Administration, conducted a Workshop on Design Thinking for the PGDM Batch 2021-2023 from August 9 to 12, 2021. The workshop was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23. Mr Sandesh Murchy, SDMIMD Alumnus and Director – HR, Oracle, was invited to address the PGDM Batch 2021-2023 on the Evolution of HR and Current Trends for HR Professionals. The invited talk was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23. The PGDM 2021-2023 Batch had an opportunity to interact with Mr Sriram N., SDMIMD Alumnus and Vice President, Global Sales, Automation Anywhere. Mr Sriram discussed the topic Sales and Marketing in Software Services & Products with young managers on August 10, 2021. 

The Workshop on Imperatives in Social Responsibilities was organized for the PGDM 2021-2023 Batch to sensitize the students about Social Responsibility. Prof. C.V. Sridhar, Assistant Professor - General Management, conducted the workshop on August 11 & 12, 2021. Mr Sanjay Srinivasmurthy, SDMIMD Alumnus and Co-Founder & Director of Silicon Road delivered The Journey of Being an Entrepreneur on August 11, 2021. The talk was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for PGDM 2021-23 Batch.  A talk on Unleashing Creativity and Demystifying Intellectual Property Rights was delivered by Dr M.N. Bheemesh, Senior Advisor ALMT Legal, Advocates & Solicitors Bangalore, August 11, 2021. The talk organized as a part of the Orientation Program 2021 introduced the concept of IPR to the PGDM 2021-23 Batch.

During the Orientation Program 2021, Ms Supriya Salian, Vice Chairman, CII, Mysore, and Plansee India High-Performance Materials Pvt.Ltd., delivered a talk on Preparing for the Corporate World: Lessons from Life to the PGDM 2021-2023 Batch on August 11, 2021.
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