Campus News

Session on ‘R’ Language by Dr Venkatesh

Dr K.A. Venkatesh, Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, delivered a session on ‘R’ during the Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance held on September 5, 2019, at SDMIMD. Dr Venkatesh demonstrated the use of R language in Data envelopment Analysis and packages in software for Various analysis methods by providing practical training for the participants. 

Session on Publication of Papers in F & A Journals

Dr P. Janaki Ramudu, Professor – Finance, and Dean - Academics at IMT Nagpur delivered the session on ‘Publication of Papers in Finance and Accounting Journals’ to the participants of Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance held on September 5, 2019. Dr Ramudu discussed the need for publications and the expectations of editors from journals. While discussing the gap between the industry and academics, Dr Ramudu said ‘the research knowledge of academicians is not fully used by the industry. The industry still does not believe in the solutions from academics owing to the lack of knowledge about the industrial applications.’ Further, he detailed the traditional and emerging areas of research in Finance and the opportunities in the emerging areas.

8th International Finance Conference 2019

 
The 8th International Conference on Finance, organized by SDMIMD on an annual basis, got off to a flying start with two inspiring inaugural addresses.  Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikai of Dharmasthala and Chairman of SDMIMD inaugurated the conference with a crisp address. He stated that  ‘The gap between rural and urban has greatly reduced over 20 years. Apart from the basic facilities like food, water and road, we have progressed in health facilities too. The improvement in facility has made us to access information, opportunities and facilities available in the World. This has also had impact on education system. Indian institutes have challenges to match the international standards to attract students’. 
 
The Chief Guest and Keynote speaker Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Trichy said ‘India has seen great leap in industrial revolution during last 10 years. We have to move from manufacturing outfits of Industry 1.0 and 2.0 to Industry 4.0 and beyond. The 4th Industrial Revolution has to drive the Indian industries and parallelly we have to prepare ourselves for 5.0 revolution’. Further, Dr. Metri opined that the development of new technology has been a primary driver of the movement to Industry 4.0. Some of the programs first developed during the later stages of the 20th century lacked the technology needed to make their complete implementation possible. Now, Industry 4.0 can help these programs reach their full potential. 
 
Dr. Metri appreciated the achievement of SDMIMD in terms of internationalization and research contribution to the area of management education. 
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, presented the theme of the conference and gave an overview on the contemporary situation of the conference theme. 
 
The dignitaries released the conference volume published in the form of eBook covering the papers considered for deliberation by the conference committee.  
 
Participants of the conference, faculty members, staff, and students of SDMIMD were present. 

Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance

A Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance was organized on September 5, 2019, for the researchers and faculty members in the area of finance and accounts at SDMIMD. Inaugurating the workshop, Dr N.R Parasuraman, Director and Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, brought out the importance of corporate finance and the emerging trends in the field. Dr K.A. Venkatesh, Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology; Dr P. Janaki Ramudu, Professor – Finance, and Dean - Academics at IMT Nagpur; and Dr M. Sriram, Faculty-Finance, SDMIMD, Mysore; were the resource persons. 

SDMites get selected for NIPM National Quiz 2019

National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Karnataka Chapter organized the quiz competition on August 25, 2019, at RV Institute fo Management, Bangalore, to select the candidates for NIPM 2019 National Quiz. Ms Juhi Prabhu and Ms Karshini Tygarajan from PGDM 2018-20 Batch won the NIPM Karnataka Chapter quiz and got selected for the national level which will be held during September 2019.

Workshop on Conducting an Effective Interview

Conducting interviews in organizations for selecting the right candidates for specific job requirements requires understanding of specific aspects that revolve around the interview process. It is not a mechanical process but involves deep understanding of certain critical issues. Keeping this in mind, SDMIMD conducted a company specific program ‘Workshop on Conducting an Effective Interview’ for Theorem India Pvt Ltd. on 29 and 30 August 2019. The two-day workshop covered various issues in the context of pre-interview preparation, managing the Interview process, and, post interview Process, were deliberated. The workshop included role play activities, case study discussions and group activities, to sensitize the participants about various nuances of conducting the interview process in a positive manner. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta and Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Professor(s) in the area of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, SDMIMD were the resource persons. Prof. Malathi Sriram, was the Program Coordinator.