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Invited talk on Information Assurance

Dr. H. R. Rao, Professor, Computer Science, AT&T Chair Professor of ISCS, College of Business, the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, delivered invited talk on Information Assurance on August 14, 2018, to the System Specialization students of PGDM 2017-19. Dr. Rao focused the talk on beyond confidentiality, integrity, availability - social and behavioural approaches to Information Assurance. 

Talk on ‘Solution Selling in B to B industry’

‘Whatever it was caught you where you are today is not sufficient to keep you there’ said Mr SVN Raju Marella, Marketing Head, Integrated Solutions of Sartorius Stedim, during the invited talk ‘Solution Selling in B to B industry’ delivered on August 7, 2018, to SDMites. The talk focused on ‘market’ from the - buyer's perspective, seller's perspective, and ‘buying influences’ from the perspectives of – organization, user, technical, economics. Mr Raju opined that ‘solution offering can include a combination of one or several product/services delivering a value which is unique and more than the sum of individual components’. The talk concluded with the discussion on the relationship – discussing the organization to organization, which is managed to add value; and, interpersonal - individual, how to behave with each other.

Khoj 2018 – The Talent Search

Khoj - the talent search festival of SDMites is a platform to for the new batch of PGDM to showcase their aptitude. Kohj 2018 was organized on August 4, 2018, to identify talent among the freshers through various competitions and to formally Welcome them to student committees of the Institute. The show by the new PGDM batch 2018-20 was laced with impromptu speeches, colourful dances, humorous skits, classical songs and fancy dress shows.

Commencement of PGPM Program

 
‘There have been noticeable changes in the delivery of Management Education – Blended learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Part-Time, Distance and the conventional mode.  In all these the use of technology adoption can be seen vividly. said Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, said during the inaugural address of the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) at SDMIMD, Mysore.  He added that SDMIMD has launched the one-year PGPM to cater to the specific needs of aspirants.  Although the duration of the program is just one year compared to the nearly 2-year duration of the regular PGDM, the Institute seeks to make this as rigorous and instructive’.
 
Addressing the gathering Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, said ‘the one-year program is a packed presentation of managerial skills and knowledge for corporate life blended with academic rigor and international relevance, but is cultural of Indian ethos’.
 
Earlier, Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson of the program, welcomed the gathering and presented an overview on the genesis of the program and curriculum offering.
 
Faculty and staff members of the institute and the invites were present.  

Invited talk by Ms. TM Sujata Rajpal

On July 21, 2018, the SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club organized a motivational talk for the batch of 2018-20. TM Sujata Rajpal, an author and TEDx speaker, delivered the talk titled “It’s not as difficult, as it appears”. She shared her experience of dealing with failure and urged the audience to persist in their efforts despite difficulties that may come their way. Her talk was followed by a briefing on Toastmasters International and its activities by Distinguished TM Haris AW. He told students about the benefits of being a Toastmaster. The program was compered by TM Rahul Hirani, Vice President-Public Relations, SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club. TM Sreerag Rajendran, President SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club, delivered the welcome address. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks proposed by TM Dichin Sunder, Vice President Education, SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club. TM Athul TP, Secretary SDMIMD Toastmasters’ Club and other members of the club were present.

Dharmasthala trip for PGDM 2018-20

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As a part of the orientation program to the new batch of students, a trip to Dharmasthala was organized on July 22-23, 2018, 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 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.