India is now on the cusp of recovering from the second wave of the Covid onslaught, the primary issue facing the Nation in the past one year. In spite of the overwhelming environment of gloom and doom as felt by the general public, specifically the students, academic and business fraternity, India has done fairly well in terms of the market indices, the business sentiments as well as on the export and trade front. Except for the hospitality, leisure, entertainment and fitness industries, all other business sectors have either bounced back or are hopeful of a strong growth trajectory in the coming months.
In his poem ‘Don’t Quit’ , John Greenleaf Whittier has captured the indomitable human spirit and resilience, exhorting us with the words,
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
This is the time to double the efforts and prepare for the students to take on challenges with a renewed vigour. We at the SDMIMD Team have the firm belief that the future of our youth is bright and India will emerge brighter with agility and self-sufficiency.
SDMIMD in the meanwhile has strengthened its ability to conduct seamless online and blended education, has never missed any of the scheduled calendar events during the Covid times. Thanks to the immense support by the recruiters and stellar performance by the students, we have been able to complete our placements process for 2020-21 well in time before the convocation in April 2021.
For us it was heartening but not surprising that all our regular recruiters returned to the campus through online/offline mode during the placement season of 2020-21 reaffirming our faith in the quality and culture of the campus recruiters in our company.
The current passing out PGDM batch of 2020-22, have performed exceedingly well in their First Year of study and the Summer Internships which concluded in May 2021 and we expect to see a high level of placements performance in the coming placements season.
We look forward to host you at the campus for this placements season.
Best Wishes for a safe and prosperous year ahead.
Dr.(Lt Col) Prasad SN
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara
Institute for Management Development, Mysore