Convocation

23rd Annual SDMIMD Convocation

“Traditional banks should advocate Financial Technology (FinTech) to keep pace with latest advancements,” opined Mr. N.S. Vishwanathan, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), during the 23rd Annual Convocation address of SDMIMD delivered on March 24, 2018.
 
Mr. Vishwanathan observed that mobile banking and app-based payments have become very popular which indicate that 41% users make payments through FinTech. He added that digitisation decreases transaction cost in the banking sector. He indicated that India was second only to China regarding active FinTech users.
 
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala, and Chairman, SDMIMD, presided over the event and conferred the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) degree to 157 students belonging to the 2016-18 batch. 
 
Ms. S.S. Nidhi topped the list of gold medallists bagging three - Suman Narayan Memorial Alumni Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Human Resources Management; Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Marketing; and, shared the Chairman’s Distinguished Student Gold Medal. Followed by Mr. B.C. Sachidev won the Ankur Gupta Memorial Alumni Gold Medal For Excellent Performance in Finance; Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Operations was awarded to Mr. Vimal Ullas Mangeshkar; Ms. Sheri Miriam John won the Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Systems; Mr. Ziaulla Sheriff won the Ankur Gupta Memorial Gold Medal for Best Overall Performance; and Chairman’s Distinguished Student Gold Medal for Best Academic Performance Jointly Shared by two students – Ms. Neha and Ms. Nidhi. 
 
Earlier, the Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman welcomed the gathering and presented the Annual Report 2017-18. The presentation gave glimpses about the happenings in the Institute during the academic year. The report also shared the information about 2 international accreditations, academic achievements and students achievements, international tie-up and activities in the institute.
 
The Deputy Director of SDMIMD Dr. H. Gayathri presented the vote of thanks. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean – Academics, led the Convocation procession and the process.
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23rd Annual SDMIMD Convocation

On completion of the two-year learning process, the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Batch 2016-18 will receive the degree during the 23rd Annual Convocation. This dream day will be on March 24, 2018. Shri. N.S. Vishwanathan, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, will be the Chief Guest of this academic grandeur and will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD will preside over the function. Eminent personalities from academic and corporate world are invited to join the SDMIMD family in honouring the student in this awarding ceremony.
About the Chief Guest
 
Mr. N. S. Vishwanathan, is serving as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India since July 2016 and as its Executive Director since April 2014. Mr. Vishwanathan served as Principal Chief General Manager in the Department of non-banking supervision at Reserve Bank of India. 
 
As Deputy Governor, Shri Vishwanathan will look after Department of Banking Regulation (DBR), Department of Co-operative Banking Regulation (DCBR), Department of Non-Banking Regulation (DNBR), Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), Financial Stability Unit (FSU), Inspection Department, Risk Monitoring Department (RMD) and Secretary’s Department.
 
Shri Vishwanathan, a career central banker, joined the Reserve Bank of India in 1981. His areas of expertise include regulation and supervision of banks, non-banking finance companies and cooperative banks, currency management, foreign exchange and human resources management. He had a three-year secondment to the Bank of Mauritius, the central bank of Mauritius, as Director, Supervision. He has also been the head of Chennai Regional office of the Reserve Bank.
 
Shri Vishwanathan was the Reserve Bank nominee on the Board of Directors of three public sector banks at different points in time. He was also the Chief Vigilance Officer and Head of Internal Audit, IFCI. He has been associated with various committees, working groups, and task forces. He represented the Reserve Bank in various international Committees. These are: Member of the Policy Development Group, BIS, Basel, Member of Macro Prudential Policy Group BIS, Basel, and Executive Committee Member of the International Credit Union Regulators Network.

22nd Annual Convocation

‘Leadership is all about innovation, you cannot innovate unless you take risks and experiment’ said Rajeev Dubey, Chief Guest and Group President - HR & Corporate Services, CEO - Aftermarket Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, at the 22nd Annual Convocation of SDMIMD’s flagship program Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) on Friday, 24 March, 2017 at SDMIMD Campus. Mr. Rajeev Dubey said that there is a paradigm shift from ‘conventional age’ to ‘information age’ and to have presence in this information age we should be full of energy, passion, engaged and committed. He called upon the graduating students to dream big and pursue their passion until they reach their goal and said ‘it is the dream that will take you to your final destination. Let me assure you, you may fall down at times, but your dream makes you reach from the stars’.
 
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala, and Chairman, SDMIMD, in his video message congratulated the SDMIMD Team on Twin International Accreditations – EFMD and ACBSP, and said students are the brand ambassadors of the Institute who not only carry the Post Graduate Diploma, but also the culture, commitment and conduct to the corporate world. He called upon the young managers to be worthy of the degree awarded and committed both in professional life and social life. Due to a religious commitment at Dharmasthala, Dr. Heggade,  could not preside over the convocation was sorely missed by everyone at SDMIMD. 
 
Prof. S. Prabhakar, Secretary, SDM Educational Trust, presided over the event and conferred the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) degree to 174 students belonging to the 2015-17 batch. 
 
The Chief Guest of the Convocation, Shri. Rajeev Dubey presented the Gold Medals to the meritorious students. Winner of the Chairman’s Distinguished Student Award Ms. Namitha T R, also received the Gold Medal in function area of Marketing. Ankur Gupta Memorial Overall Performance Gold Medal awardee Ms. Pooja Hegde too received another Gold Medal in the functional area Operations. Mr. Akash Gupta secured the Gold Medal in function area Systems; the introductory, Suman Narayan Memorial Gold Medal in Human Resources Management was awarded to Ms. Anitha Narayanan. Ms. Afzana Shaji received the Ankur Gupta Memorial Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Finance.
 
Earlier, the Director of the Institute Dr. N.R. Parasuraman welcomed the gathering and presented the Annual Report 2016-17. The presentation gave glimpses about the happenings in the Institute during the academic year. The report also shared the information about 2 international accreditations, academic achievements and students achievements, international tie-up and activities in the institute.
 
The Deputy Director of SDMIMD Dr. H. Gayathri presented the vote of thanks. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean – Academics, led the Convocation procession and the process. 
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22nd Annual Convocation

‘Leadership is all about innovation, you cannot innovate unless you take risks and experiment’ said Rajeev Dubey, Chief Guest and Group President - HR & Corporate Services, CEO - Aftermarket Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, at the 22nd Annual Convocation of SDMIMD’s flagship program Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) on Friday, 24 March, 2017 at SDMIMD Campus. Mr. Rajeev Dubey said that there is a paradigm shift from ‘conventional age’ to ‘information age’ and to have presence in this information age we should be full of energy, passion, engaged and committed. He called upon the graduating students to dream big and pursue their passion until they reach their goal and said ‘it is the dream that will take you to your final destination. Let me assure you, you may fall down at times, but your dream makes you reach from the stars’. Read More>
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Convocation 2017

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Convocation Speeches

Prof. S. Prabhakar
Secretary
SDM Educational Trust, Ujire

Shri. Rajeev Dubey
Group President - HR & Corporate Services
CEO - Aftermarket Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra

Director's Report
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
Director, SDMIMD, Mysuru

Excellence Awards for Students in convocation 2017

Ms. Namitha T.R.  (PGDM No. 15099)
Chairman’s Distinguished Student Gold Medal
Gold Medal For Excellent Performance in Marketing

Ms. Pooja R Hegde  (PGDM No. 15040)
Ankur Gupta Memorial Gold Medal For Best Overall Performance
Gold Medal For Excellent Performance in Operations

Ms. Afzana Shaji (PGDM No. 15004)
Ankur Gupta Memorial Alumni Gold Medal For Excellent Performance in Finance

Ms. Anitha Narayanan (PGDM No. 15133)
Gold Medal For Excellent Performance in Human Resources Management

Mr. Akash Gupta (PGDM No. 15005)
Gold Medal For Excellent Performance in Systems

22nd Annual Convocation

The 22nd Annual Convocation ceremony of the SDMIMD's flagship program - Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) - is scheduled on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Institute campus. Shri. Rajeev Dubey, Group President - HR & Corporate Services, CEO - Aftermarket Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, has consented to be the Chief Guest and to deliver the convocation address.