Campus News

Talk on Essential Skills for Young Managers by BUiD Professor

Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Professor-Finance, British University in Dubai, addressed final year PGDM students on the topic of ''Essential Skills to be Possessed by Managers of 21st Century" on August 21, 2015 at MDP Hall. Dr. Elango’s presentation emphasized on decision making skills and inter-personal relations as the two top prioritized skills among others budding managers must to possess. ‘The right attitude is the necessary condition to channelize one's skills towards glory’ thus said Dr. Elango. 

Talk by Astha Aravind

Prof. Ashta Aravind, Banque Populaire Chair in Microfinance, Burgundy School of Business, France   delivered a talk on various facets of microfinance. He initiated the talk by highlighting his research orientation which initially was in the area of hard core finance, subsequently moving to behavioral finance and CSR. During his visits to various countries, particularly in Africa, he realized that the poor have to be helped to become entrepreneurs to emerge from the poverty trap.
One mechanism of doing this is by providing quality credit. But the poor often face the problem in accessing the same due to their inability to provide collateral coupled with their limitation in repayment of loan in large installments. There are three institutional approaches that provide credit to the poor- Mainstream financial institutions, money lenders and microfinance institutions. Prof. Ashta Aravind highlighted the advantages and constraints in each of these modes. Giving the example of Mohammed Yunus of Bangladesh, a noted pioneer in the area of microfinance, he highlighted how microfinance can help the poor. In this context, he also mentioned the SKDRDP initiative. He also spoke on various dimensions of providing quality credit to poor, managerial issues in these institutions and dimensions of micro-lending.  

4th International Finance Conference 2015

 
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore organized the 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance & Accounting from August 20 – 22, 2015 at its serene campus located at the foothill of the world-famous Chamundi-Hills in Mysore, Karnataka, India. 
The International Conference commenced with a Conference Workshop on the theme – “Empirical Research in Finance” organized on August 20 (Thursday), 2015. The workshop witnessed representation of 41 participants representing India and the countries of Republic of Iran, Republic of Yemen, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, Professor, Faculty of Business & Economics, Bond University, Australia was the key resource person. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDMIMD India; Dr. Vasumathy Hariharan, Associate Professor – Finance, SRM University, India; Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Dept. Chair of Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria, and Dr. Ullas Rao, Associate Professor – Finance, SDMIMD India were the other illustrious resource persons who addressed the audience. 
The International Conference was inaugurated on August 21 (Friday) by Shri T. Srikanth Bhagavat, Managing Director & Principal Advisor – Hexagon Wealth, India. In his Key Note Address, Mr. Bhagavat highlighted the critical role played by India in contributing towards world economic development for several thousands of years. The presentation enriched with vignettes of trends in world economic trade and macro-data made up for a perfect opening of the proceedings of the two-day International Conference. Read More>

Foundation Day Lecture 2015

 
‘Mr. Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd.) & Founder – Brickwork Group  delivered the Foundation Lecture at the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore on August 18, 2015. The lecture was full of personal experiences and anecdotes on his career in civil services, the entry of the Information Technology sector in India and particularly Karnataka, and what it takes to be successful.
In his talk, Mr. Kulkarni deliberated upon the various Government of India initiatives in which he played a pivotal role as Principle Secretary for IT & BT for Government of Karnataka. Some of the initiatives discussed were Mahiti, Joint venture between Government of Karnataka and Carnegie Global Tech, Bangalore IT.com, and Student Internet.com. The success stories of Student Internet.com and Yuva.com in which 50,000 students from various parts of Karnataka were trained under the tutelage of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam stood as a perfect example of the innovative practices initiated by Mr. Kulkarni
Speaking on the entrepreneurship avenues in India, Mr. Kulkarni stated that the environment is ripe for initiating the startup culture in India. Taking the example of BigBasket.com, he said ample opportunities are available for the startups in E-Commerce with venture capitalists sitting with flush funds waiting to invest in promising opportunities so long as there is an evidence of a promising business acumen. 
He called upon students to be a continuous learners and recollected the quote of Lawrence Summers, the former president of Harvard University - ‘I think, increasingly, anything you learn is going to become obsolete within a decade, and so the most important kind of learning is about how to learn.’

Applications Invited for Ph.D. Program

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Center for Management Studies (SDM RCMS), the research unit of SDMIMD has invited applications from eligible candidates for the Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) in Management. SDM RCMS is recognized as Research Center by the University of Mysore (UoM), Mysuru to offer Doctoral [Ph.D.] Programs.
 
Last date for submitting the application is Thursday, August 20, 2015.
 
Please visit the program webpage http://www.sdmimd.ac.in/phdprogram/ for more information. 
 
Contact details:
Prof. Nilanjan Sengupta, Chairman, SDM RCMS
Dr. Sunil M.V., Librarian, SDMIMD
Telephone: 0821-2429 722 / 161 | Extn: 1007, 3006

Annual Leadership Series 2015

SDMIMD’s Annual Leadership Series of Talks is the much awaited event for Mysoreans. These talks introduce the journey of a successful leader. The institutional builders, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and achievers share their journey of success. This year Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO & Co-Founder, Software Paradigms International (SPI) on September 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM at our institute auditorium. 
 
For more information and to know about earlier ALS Talks please visit the event webpage: http://www.sdmimd.ac.in/als/html/index

69th Independence Day Celebration

‘On this day the first thought which comes to the mind is that of our martyrs and patriotic leaders and many soldiers who have laid down their lives fearlessly to give us back our freedom. Let us all pray a tribute to these great men and women in our hearts for their unselfish act of valor, without which we wouldn’t have been celebrating our 69th independence day’ said Prof. Nilanjan Sengupta, and Professor OB & HR, during the speech delivered after hoisting the Tricolor National Flag at SDMIMD, Mysuru
Prof. Sengupta called upon students saying ‘even today so many our countrymen languish under abject poverty and are denied the basic amenities of life. We are the lucky few who have been blessed with many of comforts and facilities. And, hence, we should pause and reflect on this issue. In our own ways, we can explore and see how we can contribute to make the lives of our less fortunate countrymen more meaningful and less painful’. The brief function concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast.