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SDMIMD 24th Annual Convocation

On 30th March 2019, SDMIMD celebrated its 24th Annual Convocation with Mr. Kamal Bali, President and Managing Director at Volvo Group, India, as the distinguished Chief Guest. The glorious event began under the Chairmanship of Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala, and Chairman, SDMIMD.  He conferred the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) degree to students from the batch of 2017-19. Six students from the batch were honoured with gold medals for their academic excellence and overall performances. The distinguished Chief Guest, Mr. Kamal Bali addressed the gathering on the special occasion. He emphasised the significant role of women in the industry and the need for empowering them; the importance of corporate social responsibility and soaring production efficiency efforts of Indian industries. Earlier, DR. N R Parasuraman, Director of the Institute, presented the annual report for 2018-19.
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AACSB Membership adds to SDMIMD's international presence

SDMIMD known as the only B-School in India offering PGDM Program with EFMD-EPAS and ACBSP international accreditations has received AACSB Business Education Alliance membership.
 
The membership has added colour to the celebration of the SDMIMD's silver jubilee commencing from June 2019. The institute is known for its flagship program - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Doctoral Program in Management (Ph.D.), Management Development Program (MDP), Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) and Certificate Program in Business Management (CPBM). The Institute has demonstrated the commitment to quality of management education over the years and meeting the requirements of the corporate world in the programs offered. 
 
Access to the AACSB’s knowledge-based resources with the accorded membership provides SDMIMD opportunity to enhance the quality, educational intelligence and professional development services. 

Industry Visit to Toyota Kirloskar and Bosch

The study tour to two industries at Bidadi Industrial Area in Bangalore was organized by the Institute for the benefit of One-Year PGPM students. The PGPM students accompanied by course instructor Dr R. Jagadeesh and Chairperson of the program Prof. Malathi Sriram visited Toyota Kirloskar and Bosch on March 15, 2019. The industry visit started with the visit to Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Limited, Bangalore. SDMites were greeted by the staff and explained the safety rules to be followed. Later the students went through different manufacturing plants and understood the production of auto components used in the Toyota cars which are assembled in another plant. The VP Mr Baligar explained the safety and quality systems followed by the company. During the post-lunch session, the students visited the Bosch (Bidadi Unit) Company and were given details about the quality practices followed by the company. Mr Naveen the head of the QMS division explained about the quality practices in Bosch. The industry visits were very helpful to the students in relating the classroom interactions in the 'Strategic Quality Control (SQC)' course with the actual practice. It was a very good learning experience for the group.

100% Placements for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

It’s yet another year of sterling achievement at SDMIMD! 
 
Completes 100% placement of PGDM 2017-19, well ahead of the course completion. A total of 46 leading companies visited the campus so far for final placements. With 2 months to go for the completion of the program, all eligible students are placed at an average salary of Rs. 7.14 lakhs with Rs. 9 Lakhs being the highest. 
 
The placement achievement is published by MBA Universe, please visit -
https://www.mbauniverse.com/articles/sdmimd-placement
 

HEF Award to Dr. M.R. Suresh

Higher Education Forum (HEF), Mumbai, the professional body of academicians, has honored with the award to Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor-Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysuru, in the area of Academic Excellence for the outstanding contribution to teaching and research factoring the contribution to various institutions that Dr. M.R. Suresh has worked. The award was given in a ceremony held at HEF Convention in Bangalore recently.

Achievement of our Students

Our students’ team consisting of V Harisankar Nair and Athul TP of PGDM 2017-19 batch has won the Mysore regional finals of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2019, the biggest campus quiz in India. The quiz was hosted by Giri Balasubramaniam was popularly known as Pickbrain, one of the renowned quizmaster in India. A total of 400 teams participated in the quiz and the team representing SDMIMD came out victorious. The team will now represent Mysore region and SDMIMD in the zonal finals which will be held in Coimbatore in the third week of March.

Visit of Heilbronn University team, Germany

As part of the exchange arrangement that SDMIMD has with Heilbronn University, Germany, a group of 15 students and 2 faculty spent a whole week in early March, in Mysore. The delegation was headed by Stefan Wilms, Dean of the University.
 
The week-long program was scheduled from March 1 to 7, 2019. The program was packed with industry visits, socially relevant projects, academic sessions and the visit to heritage sites. The students had a chance to learn about exploring the business opportunities in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
 
Side by side, they were exposed to social projects. Teaming with SDMIMD students, the overseas students were divided into groups and made to study specific projects, in respect of which a final report will be presented by them.
 
The visit also had a couple of corporate visits and interaction.

CSR Symposium 2019

 
SDMIMD has organised One Day Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development on February 26. The symposium was organised in collaboration with European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Third Sector Research Resource Centre, University of Mysore. 
 
The program was inaugurated by Prof. Hemantha Kumar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore. Dr.N.,R.Parasuraman, Director-SDMIMD has delivered introductory talk to the event. 
 
The keynote address to the event was delivered by Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Director, Business Schools Development - EFMD Global Network. Prof.Ulrich has expressed concern that business education is becoming commercial as days passed by. He emphasised that business institutions need to be more responsible towards society. He believes that Corporate Social Responsibility should be embedded in the business eco system. Ethics, responsibility and sustainability must be under-pinned. He also called upon academics towards responsible research in business and management. 
 
The program was designed by distinguished talks, technical lectures, and panel discussion. 
 
Mr.B.Muthuraman, Ex-Chairman Tata International & Ex- Vice Chairman, Tata Steel Ltd. was the distinguished speaker. His talk was focussing around the emerging issues of CSR. Mr.Basavaraju R, Executive Director, GRAAM delivered a technical talk on how to design the CSR projects. Mr.Prasanna V.R, CEO, Sikshana Foundation spoke on ways of implementing the CSR projects. 
 
A panel comprising of Mr. William D’Souza, Executive Director-MYKAPS, Mr. R. Guru, Managing Partner-N.Ranga Rao & Sons, Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director-SDMIMD, Dr.M.R.Suresh, Professor of Marketing-SDMIMD have deliberated on “CSR and Sustainability of Interventions: Opportunities and Challenges”. The panel was moderated by Dr.M.Indira, Chairperson, Department of Economics, University of Mysore. 
 
The one day event has culminated with the valedictory talk by Dr. N. Muthukumar, President & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axles Limited.
 
The symposium has received overwhelming response and was attended by more than 100 registered participants from industry, NGOs and academics. 
 
The program was co-ordinated by the Symposium Chairpersons - Dr.M.Indira, Professor, University of Mysore and Dr.B.Venkatraja, Assistant Professor, SDMIMD.