Campus News

Foundation Day Lecture 2015

To commemorate the founding of the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), the institute organizes the SDMIMD Foundation Day lecture every year. The lecture is delivered by an eminent person chosen for his institution building initiatives and contribution by applying his professional knowledge. In the past the Foundation Day lectures were delivered by Dr Devi Shetty, Founder- Narayana Hrudayalaya, Dr. Harish Hande- Magsaysay award winner, Founder- SELCO India and Mr Siva Kumar – CEO, ITC Agrotech, who conceptualised the E-chaupal initiative.
This year SDMIMD Foundation Day lecture will be delivered on August 18, 2015 by Mr Vivek Kulkarni, Founder and Chairman of Brickwork India who contributed to institution building initiatives in the realm of government and the IT sector as well. An engineer with an MBA from Wharton School, he was in the civil services (IAS) and served as the IT Secretary to the Government of Karnataka. He was instrumental in formulating the progressive IT Policy for the Government of Karnataka that made Karnataka a destination for the IT sector and a must-win place in the IT arena globally. He turned an entrepreneur by setting up Brickwork India and also pioneered the concept of Remote Executive assistant that won worldwide acclaim.

Mr. Vivek Kulkarni Profile

Homage to Bharata Ratna Dr. APJ Kalam

Dreams is not what you see in sleep 
Is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep!

A renowned scientist, inspirational leader and
Former President of India Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
SDMIMD mourns the loss of man who taught us to dream.
You will live in our hearts forever…!!!

Commencement of PGDM-PGCPM Program

The classes for the student batch for the Dual Certification Program – PGDM-PGCPM - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) & Post Graduate Certificate Program in Management commenced on the 24th July 2015. The batch comprises of Entrepreneurs, professionals and PSU employees.
The Program – PGDM-PGCPM - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) & Post Graduate Certificate Program in Management – is jointly offered by AIMA-CME (Center for Management Education) and SDMIMD. The PGDMAIMA-CME is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, and Government of India.
The dual certification PGDM-PGCPM is a unique combination that integrates the academic rigour, ethos, values and environment of SDMIMD with the pervasive reach of AIMA-CME.

Conference on 3rd Asia Pacific Conference at Singapore

SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers jointly organized the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking on the theme Managing ‘Black swans’ and Strategic Risks - Enhancing Risk Culture in Banking and Financial Institutions! at Singapore, during July 17-19, 2015. 
Dr. A. Seetharaman, Dean - Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus delivered the Keynote Address on the conference theme during the inaugural session of the Conference. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor - Finance, SDMIMD, delivered the invited talk on ‘Risk Management – quantitative and qualitative aspects’. Another invited talk during the technical session was delivered by Dr. T. Srinivasa Rao, Professor of Commerce & Business Management, SDLCE, Kakatiya University. 
Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, the International Exchange Program Institute of SDMIMD, coordinated the conference. 

Khoj 2015

Khoj, the intra-college festival of SDMites, organized every year for the new batch of PGDM program was on July 13, 2015. The aim of the festival was to identify talent among the freshers through various competitions and to formally welcome them to student activities. The show by the new PGDM batch 2015-17 was laced with impromptu speeches, colourful dances, humourous skits, classical songs and fancy dress shows. 

Lessons Learnt in My Journey

The Entrepreneurship Cell - Swayam of SDMites organized an invited talk by Alumnus Mr. Subrahmanya Rao on July 12, 2015. Mr. Subrahmanya is the founder and CEO of Discover Dollar – A financial service company that provides insights into merchandise and helps retailers to substantially reduce overpayments, leakages and frauds. 
Mr. Rao shared the experience of his journey as an entrepreneur and the hardships faced during  his talk “My Start-up journey and lessons learnt”. He called upon the students to think big on ideas in early stages of entrepreneurship and to wisely choose the partners. Mr. Rao spoke, how by learning from the mistakes made in the early stages of his entrepreneurship journey, one could avoid the pitfalls and speedup the growth process.

Institute to Industry - A Transition Story by an Alumnus

It was a great experiential learning for the new batch of PGDM students from an alumnus of the Institute, Mr. Jacob Thomas, Campus Recruitment Lead (Kerala), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) during the course of the talk ‘Institute to Industry – A Transition Story’ on July 11, 2015 at the SDMIMD Auditorium. Mr. Jacob planned the session to make the new SDMites understand the importance of application- oriented learning and the need to consider a holistic approach. In this talk he said ‘knowledge does not make one complete, wisdom does’. Students need to understand the timely application of the needed skill in the most effective manner. He argued that students are institutionalized to the thinking that what they believe is correct. The new SDMites were given an idea of how institutions work and how budding mangers have to equip themselves.