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Foundation Day Lecture 2019

 
At city’s B School SDMIMD, this forenoon, it seemed as if it was the day to experience business of space as virtual reality. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) was celebrating “Foundation Day” and the invited speaker was Space Scientist Dr K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Former Chairman, Indian Space Commission. Dr Radhakrishnan, started his talk, recalling memories of his first visit to SDMIMD during 1996 and Dr Veerendra Heggade Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala and President Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust and said only ‘good human beings become leaders’. Further, in his talk, Dr Radhakrishnan gave overview of ISRO’s success journey over 50 years of service to the nation. His talk was truly linked to ISRO’s vision which states “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration”. Read More>

Budget Conclave 2019

 
On 6th July 2019, SDMIMD organized the Budget Conclave 2019 in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysuru and Ernst & Young (E&Y). 
 
The event commenced with a welcome address and brief note on the program and the budget by the program convenor Dr. M Sriram, Assistant Professor, Finance – SDMIMD, Mysuru. Dr. Sriram opined that the budget is being futuristic in approach, the desired results of the new Budget would be evident only with time. Read More>

Talk by Dr. Thandavamurthy on 'Vedic Healing'

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Dr. Thandavamurthy delivered session on "Vedic Healing" on July 5, 2019, which introduced the new batch of PGDM Program on - how to stay focused, how to stay calm and achieve success, and how to avoid confusion. Dr. Thandavamurthy engaged the students with simple activities which were fun as well allowed learning in a new way. The students participated with full enthusiasm and even laughed heartily as they experienced a different way of learning. The speaker explained how it is possible to get misled due to a mismatch between what we see and how we respond. These learning are helpful to budding managers. Dr. Thandavamurthy also suggested some readings and practices to the students to improve their productivity and efficiency. The session was enjoyed by the students.

Invited talk on Advertisement by Mr. Kishore

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Mr. Kishore Subramanianan, Executive Director, Mullen Lintas, addressed the new Batch of PGDM Program on July 5, 2019. Speaking about advertising and its evolution, Mr. Kishore detailed how religious institutions have been using advertisements since time immemorial. The speaker demonstrated with examples on how the power of advertisements was elucidated in rewriting the traditions. Speaking on the contemporary trends of involving the customers in developing advertisements, Mr. Kishore discussed the Apple and Gopro case. The talk was acknowledged with great appreciations and applause by the apprised and delighted audience.

Talk on Leadership by Mr. Premkumar



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On 4th July 2019 Mr. Premkumar, Head of Admin and Infrastructure, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, delivered insightful talk to PGDM 2019-21 batch, as a part of their Orientation program. The talk focused on leadership skills and the necessity of constantly monitoring the abilities of leadership. Referring the book ‘The Elephant Catchers’ penned by Subroto Bagchi, the speaker made comparisons of leadership with catching elephants and spoke vividly about the four types of leadership.  The ‘Ninjas’ who are the real executors, the ‘Coaches’ who share knowledge, the ‘Thought leaders’  were the astrologers of the future and the ‘Rainmakers’ who are always thinking and creating something out of nothing. His talk about leadership was highly inspiring.

'Exceling in Life' motivation talk by Mr. Shankar Prasad

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Mr. Shankar Prasad, Sr. Manager - Educational Services, Excel Soft Technologies Pvt Ltd., addressed the new batch of the PGDM Program on July 4, 2019 on ‘Facets of Management’. The speaker comprehensively discussed on the agility of the MBA program and the worth of thinking out of the box and being unpredictable. Mr. Shankar opined that there is nothing called ‘last word’ in management. 
 
Discussing on the new education policy and its implications discussed on how American franchised network organization, Business Networking International changed the educational service scenario. The speaker with his rich experience in the educational service support helped the young managers to get the doubts clarified pertaining to educational policy and norms. 

Guest Lecture by Ms.Shoba Arun

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‘Confidence is good, but over-confidence is bad. Confidence is very important in life for everyone. But when a person becomes over-confident, he takes such great risks as are beyond his capacity to deal with successfully. It is like fighting against the laws of nature, which is the mistake committed by the millennials most of the time’ thus said Ms. Shoba Arun, Head C-TEA Corporate Technology & Engineering Academy, L & T, Mysuru, during the invited talk delivered to the PGDM 2019-21 Batch organized as a part of the orientation program held on July 2, 2019.
 
Ms. Shoba gave her views about the first generation of digital natives, so called “The Millennials”. She threw light on how these millennials are altering the very social fabric of the world, how they are disrupting retail, hospitality, transportation, environment and travel, how they will soon radically change higher education and how they are disrupting the work culture?
 
She acknowledged us about the six functional changes of millennials compared to the previous generations which is called the “Big Six”. This was followed by Question & Answers session. 

FDP on ‘Teaching & Learning’ for PG Faculty Members

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‘Every class is an experimenting lab with live brains for a faculty and we experiment with new methods, tools & techniques, and, resources’ thus said Dr. Ruth Shantha Kumari, Principal, St. Philomena’s College, Mysore, during the inauguration of the 2-Day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Teaching & Learning organized jointly by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) and St. Philomena’s College, Mysore, held on July 2 & 3, 2019 at SDMIMD. 

 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. 
 
Mr. Pinto, Director – PG Department, St. Philomena’s College said ‘Institutes should follow a balanced approach in offering the quality education to the affordable and deprived section of the society. This helps in making the young generation to contribute to the nation building equally in future’. 
 
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, the principal Resource Person of the program introduced the theme and introduced the dignitaries. The other Resource persons Prof. Gandhi, Prof. Minhaj and Dr. Sunil were present. More than 40 faculty members from Post Graduate Department of St. Philomena’s College participated in the program.