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International Marketing Conference 2022

The 2022 edition of the International Conference on Marketing in Turbulent Times: Challenges and Opportunities was organized on January 27, 2022. SDMIMD and the Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC) jointly organized the online conference, attracting research and conceptual papers from academia and industry. 
 
The Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker Mr. B. R. Indushekar, Vice President – BCIC and Director – Group Real Estate, Volvo Group India Pvt Ltd., emphasized the need for rethinking and revisiting the marketing strategies in the current complex marketplaces and highlighted the need for ethical marketing practices in modern business organizations.
 
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, released the conference proceedings in the form of a CD. He stressed the heightened importance of marketing function in the present complex business world during his speech. 
 
Earlier, Dr. S. Saibaba, Assistant Professor-Marketing, SDMIMD, and the Conference Chair welcomed the gathering and introduced the conference theme for the year 2022.
 
During the valedictory session, the dynamic and evolving nature of marketing and its increased value to contemporary businesses was discussed by Dr. S. N. Prasad, Deputy Director, SDMIMD. The distinguished speaker at the valedictory session, Shri C. K. Sabareeshan, Independent Director – BPL Ltd., highlighted the challenges and opportunities faced by the marketers in turbulent markets continuously, with a focus on critical issues such as a clear understanding of the dynamic state of customer expectations, the relevance of technologies (artificial intelligence) in the current market situations.

73rd Republic Day Celebrations

The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated at SDMIMD with great respect and involvement. Dr. Saibaba S., Asst. Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, hoisted the National Flag. Dr. Saibaba, in his speech, mentioned that Republic day is the most memorable day in the history of Independent India, as the constitution of India came into effect. He suggested that everyone rededicate themselves towards nurturing, safeguarding, and strengthening the ideals, values and systems enriched in our constitution on this momentous occasion. The change we wish to see in the country will always begin. More than just demanding our rights, every individual has to be duty-bound. Dr. Saibaba wished that everyone would pledge to preserve our rich culture and make our country poverty-free, corruption-free, pollution-free, clean, and healthy.

MDP on Predictive Analytics

A Management Development Program [MDP] on Predictive Analytics for Decision Making was organized on January 18 & 19, 2022, by SDMIMD. 2-Day MDP looked at the importance and applications of predictive models in decision making and the latest developments. Day-1 focused on the importance of predictive models the process to be followed for building the models, and Day-2 dealt with the other models in the area and concluded with a discussion on building models for binary and non-binary categorical data. Participants from both industry and academia had hands-on experience on the usage of the models. Gretl was used to build the models, and the participants were trained on the use of the software. Dr. G. Srilakshminarayana, Faculty in Q.M., SDMIMD, was the resource person for the program. Dr. N.R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD; Dr. Sunil, Head, Academic Administration, and Mrs. Rekha Ganapathy, Program coordinator, were present during the inaugural session.

Blended Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) - Commencement of 3rd Batch

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) presents a program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) - with a sense of social responsibility, which exposes overseas participants to the business environment in India. The program endeavours to sensitize the participants to the specific socio-cultural aspects of Indian consumers and businesses through class delivery, workshops, discussions, and case analysis. 
 
The delivery of the program will be online mode for 20 hours by the in-house Faculty experts in the domain. The Program is scheduled between 21st February 2022 and 4th March 2022 (2 weeks program).

Program Webpage: https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/dbe

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Orientation for the Awareness Program on Cyber Crime

'Technological advancement and the pandemic situation have changed modern life. The Internet allows us to use these technologies and connect to wider services and facilities. In a nutshell, the Internet touches almost all aspects of our lives. However, it also makes us vulnerable to a wide range of threats. New and powerful cyber-attacks are striking the Internet regularly. A minor lapse in managing our digital lives can open the door to cybercriminals' thus said Mr Anil Kumar N., Police Sub Inspector, Cyber Economic and Narcotics Crime (CEN) Police Station, Mysore. 
 
Mr Anil Kumar addressed the SDMIMD students involved in the Social Research Project (SRP) on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Students have taken up the initiative to conduct a study to identify the need for an awareness program about Cyber Security among High School Students in the City as part of the Socially Relevant Project (SRP) of the academic program. 
 
The talk by Mr Anil Kumar sensitized the students involved in this initiative about the cyber crimes seen in the online classes, gaming, uploading content in social media, shopping websites, fake news, dating apps and other internet-enabled services. 
 
Speaking on occasion, Dr S.N. Prasad, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, said that awareness about Cyber Security is essential for all segments of society. It is more relevant to educate the parents who give their mobile phones and access to the OTT (Over The Top) platforms for entertainment like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, etc.
 
Mr Siddesh M.L., Police Sub-Inspector, Cyber Economic and Narcotics Crime (CEN) Police Station, Mysore and Dr Sunil M.V., Head-Academic Administration, SDMIMD, Mysore and the project supervisor, were present. 
 

SDMIMD collaboration with TCS on Academic Enhancement

SDMIMD has entered into a 5-year agreement with TCS iON for supplementary study for the entire PGDM students.  The partnership envisages corporate professional inputs for 8 select courses followed by an internship in an area of relevance to management.  SDMIMD students will also be able to undergo TCS’s reputed National Qualifier Test (NQT).  Students will get a joint certificate issued by SDMIMD and TCS iON certifying the supplementary study undergone
 
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Educational Partnership was exchanged by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Sri. Ravindra Kembhavi, Head Sales and Chief Education Evangelist, TCSiON, in the presence of Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD, on Friday, December 17, 2021.  
 

2nd Annual Convocation of the One-Year PGCM Program

The 2nd Annual Convocation of the One-Year Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM) Program was held on December 17, 2021, at the Institute Auditorium
 
The Chairman of SDMIMD, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade awarded the PGCM certificates and delivered the convocation address.  
 
In his Convocation address, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade shared the background behind the launching the 1-year program with the objective of catering to a segment which was seeking accelerated orientation with wider practical application. The faculty at SDMIMD have put together a curriculum and pedagogy for this 1-year program which differentiates itself from the 2-year program and yet retains the basic tenets of the Dharmasthala ethos – excellence blended with high values.  
 
Dr. N R Parasuraman in his address, gave an overview of the response that SDMIMD had to the cahallenging times of the pandemic.  He expressed the hope that the 1-year program will gain in popularity as time goes on and will be an effective compliment to the flagship PGDM offered by SDMIMD
 
Mr. Guruprasad Shreedhar Hegde received the gold medal for his Best Overall Performance from the Chairman. 

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