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ACBSP Best Student Research Paper

The research paper 'Impact of work experience on factors influencing the choice of B-school' by Ms Riju Mittal of PGDM 2017-19 was selected for presentation at the ACBSP Conference 2019 held at Texas, Houston on the theme 'The Art of Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders' with sponsorship to attend the conference.
 
The selection was made in the ACBSP Region 10 (South-Asia Council) Fall Conference on the theme ‘Transforming Students Success through Recruitment, Retention, and Re-entry’ held during November 15 & 16, 2017 at SDMIMD Mysore.

64th Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration

The 64th Kannada Rajyotsava was celebrated at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore, on November 26, 2019. The Rajyotsava started with a festive mode decorating the campus with flag, buntings, Chappara and flowers. The event started with the hoisting of the Kannada flag of 40 feet and singing Kannada Naadageete ‘Jaya Bharata Jananiya tanujaate’. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Chairperson – Academics addressed the students and wished them. The campus had turned into Mini Karnataka with everyone wearing the Stole (Valli) of yellow and red combination resembling Kannada Flag.
 
Students, Faculty members and Staff paid respect to Goddess Kannada Matha by performing arathi which was followed by a special lunch with unique dishes of Karnataka prepared, planned and served by the students to the faculty and staff members of the institute. In the evening, sports and cultural programs were organized. Traditional local games of Karnataka were introduced to other state students. Students from other states and few staff members sang Kannada songs and danced to the tunes. Kabaddi match played between the staff and students’ teams and the ‘Folk dance’ performance were the highlights of the celebrations.

Talk by Mr. Pramod Padmaprabhaiah

SDMIMD organized a talk by alumnus Mr Pramod Padmaprabhaiah as part of the Prerana Alumni Lecture Series on November 25, 2019.  Mr Pramod is currently working with NTT Data Services as Global Enterprise Applications Leader.
 
In his talk, Mr Pramod presented the concept of ‘Gig Economy’ and explained how small activities become a part of Gig Economy extending a monetary benefit. Mr Pramod mentioned that scaling some activities in terms of monetary value can be a complex task at times and the law-making bodies find it difficult to make policies for these. It is believed that 2023 over 6 million people will be a part of the Gig Economy. The speaker explained how Bloggers, Youtubers, Craftspeople, Stack photographers, Freelancers, Software and Web designers constitute and influence Gig Economy. Further, he touched upon the characteristics of the Gig economy with examples of ‘Kaggle’ and ‘Amazon Mechanical Turk’.  The talk concluded with the discussion on the four major connections in the Gig Economy i.e. Place, Routines, Purpose and People.  

Workshop on Strategic Management

Dr Sebastian Chantelot, Director of La Rochelle Business School & Vice Dean – Academics of Excelia Group conducted a workshop for the 2nd year PGDM students of SDMIMD on 15th and 16th November 2019. The theme of the workshop was “Strategic Management”
 
Dr Sebastian gave insights about global strategic management practices and also elucidated the strategies for sustainability and development in the industry. He also discussed the strategic process which includes, strategic position, strategic choices and change management and which needs to be incorporated in the business practices. He also explained the different techniques of identifying the competitive advantages and key resources of an organisation. 
 
Dr Sebastian also elaborated the Strategic Innovation aspects which are key to the success of business in today’s competitive business environment. He also discussed the various CSR and Stakeholder Management practices to be adopted by the business houses to ensure sustainable growth and development of the organisation.
 
The workshop was interesting and interactive which was followed by a case study given by him for analysis, where the students made a presentation and took an active part in the discussion of the case.

5th International Economics Conference – 2019 (IEC 2019)

 
The 5th International Economics Conference - 2019 was organised on November 15 & 16, 2019 on the theme of “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends”. The two-day conference was inaugurated by Dr. Sébastien Chantelot, Director of La Rochelle Business School & Vice Dean-Academics of Excelia Group, France. Read More>