Campus News

23rd Annual SDMIMD Convocation

On completion of the two-year learning process, the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Batch 2016-18 will receive the degree during the 23rd Annual Convocation. This dream day will be on March 24, 2018. Shri. N.S. Vishwanathan, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, will be the Chief Guest of this academic grandeur and will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD will preside over the function. Eminent personalities from academic and corporate world are invited to join the SDMIMD family in honouring the student in this awarding ceremony.

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.

Annual Leadership Talk 2018

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

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, 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

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. 

2-Day Workshop for Institutional Heads

SDMIMD joined hands with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Southern Regionin organizing the workshop for institutional heads and chairpersons on the theme 'Restructuring and Redesigning of Higher Education Programs in India' during January 24 & 25, 2018 at SDMIMD Mysore. 
The Workshop was intended to address the industry needs in terms of Knowledge, Skills and Aptitude being developed among the B School students through inputs in the MBA/PGDM curriculum and to discuss the challenges faced in the form of changing business environment, demographic changes in the environment, the issue of 'dynamic business  vs static education'. The inaugural Welcome Addess was delivered by Mr Arjun Ranga, MD, N Ranga Rao and Sons and Chairman of CII Mysore Chapter. The Keynote Address was delivered by Prof Joe Philip, Chairman- XIME Group of Institutions and the Special Address was delivered by Prof Prasad SN, SDMIMD.  The sessions were chaired by Dr S Balasubramaniam, Director GRG Group of Institutions, Coimbatore. Several eminent educationists and corporate heads conducted the technical sessions.
The program was attended by 62 delegates from various colleges and universities across South India.