Pratigam 2015 – SDMites Alumni Meet

SDMIMD Alumni Meet - Pratigam for the year 2015 started with an invocation by Mr. Sharath Deshpande of PGDM 2015-17 batch. Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director welcomed SDMites and stated that Alumni are pillars of an institution. Dr. Gayathri called SDMites as ‘Valued Ambassadors’, committed for extending support formally and informally towards the growth of the institution. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director in his address stated that the alumni are the stakeholders of the institute. In this address, Dr. Parasuraman gave a glimpse about the situation of B-Schools in the country and shared the activities of SDMIMD. He appreciated the effort of SDMites in making one among the Top 50 B-Schools in the country by B-School Surveys and for CRISIL A** rating. In his speech, Dr. Parasuraman highlighted the increase in quality research output from faculty, process for EFMD and ACBSP international accreditations and the activities of the institute. Mr. Arun Padaki, President of Alumni association called upon SDMites to organize meet regularly at different chapters and share ideas through official portals of the institute available on social media. Mr. Padaki opined that such meets and idea sharing will help in launching new initiatives for and of the institute.

The inaugural session was followed by interactive session with current students. The post lunch session had the alumni meeting and discussing the way forward for the alumni to make their presence and contribution felt for the growth of the Institute Overall Pratigam 2015 was a memorable Alumni Meet.

Success Story by SDMIMD Alumnus

The students of PGDM batch 2015-17 had an opportunity to hear a ‘Success Story’ from SDMIMD Alumnus of Batch 1999-2001 Mr. Venktesh Charan, Director, Vaswaat Chemicals Limited on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

In his talk, Mr. Charan shared valuable insights from an entrepreneurial point of view, most of which related to his personal experience as Director of Vaswaat Chemicals Limited, a premier chemical company which has been associated with the development, production, and supply of chemicals for pharmaceuticals, leather, textiles, oil and gas, and cosmetic companies, among others.

Mr. Charan also set aside time during his talk to acknowledge the students’ perspectives and ideas regarding entrepreneurship, and also answered several of the students’ questions.