Campus News

8th International Finance Conference 2019

 
The 8th International Conference on Finance, organized by SDMIMD on an annual basis, got off to a flying start with two inspiring inaugural addresses.  Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikai of Dharmasthala and Chairman of SDMIMD inaugurated the conference with a crisp address. He stated that  ‘The gap between rural and urban has greatly reduced over 20 years. Apart from the basic facilities like food, water and road, we have progressed in health facilities too. The improvement in facility has made us to access information, opportunities and facilities available in the World. This has also had impact on education system. Indian institutes have challenges to match the international standards to attract students’. 
 
The Chief Guest and Keynote speaker Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Trichy said ‘India has seen great leap in industrial revolution during last 10 years. We have to move from manufacturing outfits of Industry 1.0 and 2.0 to Industry 4.0 and beyond. The 4th Industrial Revolution has to drive the Indian industries and parallelly we have to prepare ourselves for 5.0 revolution’. Further, Dr. Metri opined that the development of new technology has been a primary driver of the movement to Industry 4.0. Some of the programs first developed during the later stages of the 20th century lacked the technology needed to make their complete implementation possible. Now, Industry 4.0 can help these programs reach their full potential. 
 
Dr. Metri appreciated the achievement of SDMIMD in terms of internationalization and research contribution to the area of management education. 
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, presented the theme of the conference and gave an overview on the contemporary situation of the conference theme. 
 
The dignitaries released the conference volume published in the form of eBook covering the papers considered for deliberation by the conference committee.  
 
Participants of the conference, faculty members, staff, and students of SDMIMD were present. 

SDMites get selected for NIPM National Quiz 2019

National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Karnataka Chapter organized the quiz competition on August 25, 2019, at RV Institute fo Management, Bangalore, to select the candidates for NIPM 2019 National Quiz. Ms Juhi Prabhu and Ms Karshini Tygarajan from PGDM 2018-20 Batch won the NIPM Karnataka Chapter quiz and got selected for the national level which will be held during September 2019.

Workshop on Conducting an Effective Interview

Conducting interviews in organizations for selecting the right candidates for specific job requirements requires understanding of specific aspects that revolve around the interview process. It is not a mechanical process but involves deep understanding of certain critical issues. Keeping this in mind, SDMIMD conducted a company specific program ‘Workshop on Conducting an Effective Interview’ for Theorem India Pvt Ltd. on 29 and 30 August 2019. The two-day workshop covered various issues in the context of pre-interview preparation, managing the Interview process, and, post interview Process, were deliberated. The workshop included role play activities, case study discussions and group activities, to sensitize the participants about various nuances of conducting the interview process in a positive manner. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta and Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Professor(s) in the area of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, SDMIMD were the resource persons. Prof. Malathi Sriram, was the Program Coordinator.

Certificate Awarding for Sports Course Students

 
Center for Sports & Management Studies (CS&MS) and Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) had organized the Certificate Award Ceremony for the Second batch of Post Graduate Program in Sports Management (PGPSM), on Thursday, August 22, 2019. 
 
Former International Tennis Player and Coach Mr. Enrico Piperno, Founder, CS&MS awarded the certificates to the PGPSM 2018-19 Batch who have successfully completed the course and delivered the ceremonial address. 
 
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, in his address gave an overview about the contemporary situation of the sports industry and discussed on the new avenues for the young sports course graduates. 
 
Earlier Dr. H. Gayathri, Program Director – PGPSM; and Deputy Director- SDMIMD, welcomed the gathering and presented the report of the PGPSM 2018-19 batch academic activities. 
 
Faculty Members, staff, parents of the graduating batch and invitees were present.

73rd Independence Day Celebration

 
 
Dr. B. Venkatraja, Assistant Professor - Economics, SDMIMD, hoisted the Tricolour during the 73rd Independence Day Celebration and addressed the gathering. 
 
Dr. Venkatraja urged the students to ponder over clear divide between the rich and poor even after 72 years and even today India is home to over one third of the poor in the world. Even though we export food still India is suffering from starvation. With the relative data on the economic situation of the country, Dr. Venkatraja called upon the students to be responsible citizens and sensible to the society. 
 
The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast at the Institute Mess.