International Student Exchange Programs - 2016-17

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

Prof. Minhaj was invited by ESC Pau, France to teach a course on Business Analytics

As part of the exchange arrangement that SDMIMD has with University of Pau, Prof. Mohamed Minhaj of SDMIMD, Mysuru was recently invited by ESC Pau to teach a course on Business Analytics to their MBA students. The course handled by Prof. Minhaj was part of the Digital Innovation and Analytics stream. The other faculty members involved in the Analytics stream included Dr. Lee Schlenker, Senior Professor at ESC Pau, Director of SAS, France and Training Director of NationBuilder, Europe. The course was well received and the approach used was highly appreciated. During his stay at Pau, Prof. Minhaj was invited by the Prince (Mayor) of Laas to discuss the use of technology for community development and was also conferred with the status of Ambassador of Principaute de Laas.

Visit of University of Montevideo Student

As a part of the international exchange arrangement, SDMIMD hosted a group of students from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, who participated in a week long academic exchange program. They were accompanied by a faculty member, Dr. Carlos Folle, Professor of Strategy and Marketing, in that university. The group enjoyed the ambience and hospitality of SDM IMD in Mysore, and actively participated in a variety of activities exclusively arranged for them.
The faculty of SDMIMD conducted special sessions to the students related to courses like Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Managerial Communication, and general management. The class sessions were held in the morning every day and in the afternoon, the students were taken on an industry or corporate visit. They visited a few industries in Mysore, and had a good exposure to the corporate culture in India, and management practices. They also visited the Mysore office of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project, popularly known as SKDRDP,. The students got all the information about the social responsibility initiatives and rural development by interacting with the executives and personnel from the project group. Further, the students worked on group projects by collaborating with the second year PGDM students of SDMIMD, under the guidance of the faculty.
The program was overall coordinated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean – Academics, and Professor of Operations Management.

'Outstanding Teacher Award' to Dr. Neetu Ganapathy

The Shanghai University in China has chosen Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Associate Professor, SDMIMD, for the ‘Outstanding Teaching Award’ of 2016. This award is given in appreciation for her teaching at Shanghai University last year. The award recognizes excellence in teaching practices, teaching effectiveness and the ability to inspire students. She was chosen from amongst several international visiting faculty. The award will be presented to her in March 2017.

International Symposium 2017

A batch of 23 from Texas A&M University, Texas visited the Institute as a part of the Symposium on January 9, 2017. Of the 23, 22 were students who were guided by Dr. Julian Gaspar. ‘Samprati’, the event organization club of the college arranged a warm welcome for the Texas students. As a first step towards providing them the comfort, in new environs each of the Texas students were assigned a buddy from SDMIMD. The team also arranged a lot of games and fun events for the Texas students. The ‘Kalanubhav’ club of SDMIMD put together a wonderful evening complete with dance and music. It was a whole new experience for the students from Texas. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and even tried to step into the Indian culture, when they danced to the tunes of Indian music. When they parted, the satisfaction was clearly visible in each of their faces. Altogether, it was a learning experience for them as well as us. Different SDMIMD students who got a chance to interact with them were amazed by their perspective of life. 

Reflections by Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon

‘It was a very exciting time interfacing with a set of SDMIMD’s PGDM Year II students on Financial Statement Analysis (FSA) intensively for few days during and shortly after the highly successful 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development which was held on the same campus in Mysore, India, 17-19 November 2016. I feel very delighted that the students responded very well throughout the very engaging sessions covering conceptual and theoretical discussions, lectures, applications, and group/team activities, presentations that characterized the pedagogy for this course with high usefulness for finance and non-finance majors. Students appreciated the fact that every business desires to know how it is doing financially for effective decision-making and strategizing robustly in today’s increasingly competitive markets, and in this respect, the preparation and intelligent analysis of firms’ financial statements and related competencies are highly needed. Indeed, I am highly impressed with the students’ probing questions on the whole essence of this course and, particularly, with the enthusiasm these particular students all displayed while they work in five teams doing practical assessment of the current financials of leading Indian companies across Pharmaceuticals, Oil, Automobile, ICT, and FMCG industries within the shortest possible time available for this interaction. I wish the students the very best of luck as they try to make good use of some of the learning points gained from the FSA interactions’. 

Exchange Program visit of Dr. Neetu Ganapathy to Shanghai University

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy was invited by the Shanghai University in Shanghai, China to teach a course on Cross-Border Managerial Communication between September 3, 2016 and September 11, 2016. The course was part of the curriculum of the Global Local MBA program and was attended by 31 participants from across China and Spain.  
Considering the diversity in today's workplace, the course aimed at sensitizing managers to the need to be aware of the differences that exist between people from different cultures. It focussed on helping managers to understand the need to develop cross-cultural communication competence, get to know other cultures, use the right verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, develop a cross-cultural adaptation strategy and negotiate on cross-cultural teams. The pedagogy comprised of lectures, case discussions and role plays.

Tie-up with University of Montevideo, Uruguay

SDMIMD has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Montevideo, Uruguay, establishing tie-up for the student and faculty exchange. The first student exchange is likely to take place in October / November 2016. 

Academic Interaction with University of Shanghai

Discussion with senior academics of the University of Shanghai, China, regarding furthering of tie-up schemes with SDMIMD. The tie-up for student and faculty exchange program with University of Shanghai is in operation from 2008. 

Class for Shanghai University Students

Director Dr. N.R. Parasuraman delivered the class for Masters Students in University of Shanghai, China, on May 15, 2016. The session on specific aspects of interest rates, loans and how these could be calculated using MS-Excel.