Campus News

Invited talk on IPR by Dr. Bheemesh

Dr. M N Bheemesh, NIALS and Senior Advisor, ALMT Legal, Advocates and Solicitors, Bangalore, was invited to deliver talk on ‘An overview of Intellectual Property Rights’ on December 17, 2018 to the PGDM 2018-20 Batch and PGPM 18-19 Batch. The main aim of the session was to sensitize the students about the intellectual property rights and its significance in the management industry.
 
Dr. Bheemesh began the session by giving a brief idea of what intellectual property rights are and how it can be related to the developments in the field of management. The speaker cited the noteworthy contributions made by Arogyaswami Paulraj, Sumita Mitra, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar who are the beneficiaries of the valuable patents for their innovations in their respective fields of expertise. He then stated that it is innovation that distinguishes between a leader and a follower and mentioned that, ideas are not patentable unless it is developed into a working model. He also highlighted about the politics of Artificial Intelligence and opined that, today the nation is ruled by financialization, globalization and digitization.
 
The session was concluded with a question and answer session wherein all the students took an active part.

7th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace

 
SDMIMD organized 7th edition of the International HR Conference on 14th and 15th December 2018. The theme for the 2018 edition revolved around ‘Managing Human Resources at the workplace’. Mr. Lakshminarayan Ganesh, Chairman & MD, Rane Holdings Ltd, was the distinguished guest and delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of the conference. 
 
In his keynote address, Mr. L. Ganesh threw light on the importance of human capital in any organization. He said that the key challenge was to bring people with different mindsets and aspirations to work together and align the same with the organisation’s goals and objectives. Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman; Conference Chair Dr. Mousumi Sengupta; and Conference Co-Chair Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta; were present. 
 
The conference had technical sessions delivered by Mr. Amit Agnihotri, Founder of MBAUniverse.com and Convenor at Indian Management Conclave; Prof. Ravichandran, Ex-Faculty, IIM Ahmedabad; Mr. Rajendra Babu, Factory Manager, ITC limited Agri-Business Division, Mysuru; and, Mr. Mahalingam C, Managing Director, Lead Theatre Consulting, Bangalore. 
 
The conference deliberated over 100 research papers by over 150 delegates including academic practitioners, research scholars, industry experts and management students, to emphasize the role of Human Resources as a strategic business partner and a key differentiator in today’s volatile business environment.