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SDMIMD Foundation Day Lecture 2019

The Foundation Day lecture at SDMIMD is an event to commemorate the founding of the Institute 25 years back. Year after year, we have been having distinguished speakers who have made a mark on society as the speaker for this occasion.
 
This year’s Foundation Day Lecture is special as SDMIMD will be celebrating its 25th Year of inception. The Silver Jubilee Foundation Day Lecture 2018 will be delivered by Indian space scientist K. Radhakrishnan, Former Director, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).  The event will be held at 11 am on 19th July 2019 in the Institute campus.  Read More>

SDMIMD Director appointed to EPAS accreditation Board

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) has appointed Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDMIMD, Mysore as a member of the EFMD Program Accreditation System (EPAS) Board. The primary focus of the EFMD EPAS Board is to consider whether a programme meet the prescribed standards by evaluating the proposals along with Peer review reports presented to the Board for approval of accreditation status.
 
This is a prestigious appointment for SDMIMD in the sense that it is a recognition of the high standards that the Institute has been maintaining.  The words used in the EFMD website are “The EPAS Accreditation Board is composed of representatives of high profile organisations that are stakeholders in the quality improvement of management education”

MDP on Team Building and Conflict Management Strategies

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On 15th June 2019, SDMIMD organized a Management Development Program on ‘Team Building and Conflict Management Strategies’ at SDMIMD, Mysore. The program was aimed at sensitizing the participants to the growing importance of teamwork and conflict management for organizational excellence.

 
Prof. L Gandhi, and Dr Mousumi Sengupta, Program Resource Persons and Faculty Members in the area of OB &HR, SDMIMD, in their interactive sessions with the participants, provided insights on the different personality determinants based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In addition, the significance and the different approaches to Team Building were incorporated through team building activities. The resource persons discussed cases pertaining to organizational conflicts in the corporate world, need to be aware of the different types of conflicts in teams and strategies to resolve the same were elucidated. The program enlightened the participants on creating effective teams and efficient resolution of conflicts, which will be a significant value addition to the overall organizational success.   
 
The program was attended by 22 lower and middle-level executives from leading corporates.  Dr Sunil M.V., Program Coordinator and faculty members were present in the program.

MDP on Effective Business Presentation Skills

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A one-day MDP on "Effective Business Presentation Skills" was held on June 14, 2019, at SDMIMD. Oftentimes, business executives are unable to present their ideas clearly to their target audience, be they clients, peers or superiors. This results in ineffective presentations which serve no purpose. The MDP focused on aiding participants in understanding the core competencies of an effective presenter and guided them in making good speech habits a part of their repertoire. 

 
The participants were taken through exercises to help them understand their current style of presentation individually and in teams. Twenty-two executives from companies in Mysore attended the MDP for which the resource person was Dr Neetu Ganapathy. Dr Sunil M.V. the coordinator of the program was present. 

FDP on Communicating Effectively in the Classroom: Communication Skills for Teachers

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A one-day FDP on "Communicating Effectively in the Classroom: Communication Skills for Teachers" was held on June 13, 2019, at SDMIMD. The FDP focused on understanding the barriers to communicating effectively in the classroom and discussed the techniques to overcome the same. The importance of a teacher as a leader in the classroom and the impact they can have on students was emphasized. The changing role of a teacher in the 21st century was discussed.

 
Topics such as verbal and non-verbal communication, managing time and the need to design effective visuals to sustain interest were highlighted. 
 
Thirty-one faculty from SDM MMK College for Women attended the FDP for which the resource person was Dr Neetu Ganapathy. Dr M.V. Sunil the coordinator of the program was present.

MDP on Essentials of Business Analytics

 
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A two-day MDP on Essentials of Business Analytics was held on 12 and 13 June 2019. Prof. Mohamed Minhaj was the resource person for the program. The program provided a comprehensive introduction to the domain of analytics.  The discussion about the difficulties involved in managerial decision making served as an icebreaker. Later, the role that analytics can play in better decision making was discussed.  After discussing several use-cases like Market Basket Analysis, Remarketing, and Sentiment Analysis the approach, techniques and tools for analytics were deliberated upon . The program also had hands-on sessions pertaining to Machine Learning using a open-source software. Dr. Sunil M. V coordinated the event.