Campus News

Visit of Heilbronn University team, Germany

As part of the exchange arrangement that SDMIMD has with Heilbronn University, Germany, a group of 15 students and 2 faculty spent a whole week in early March, in Mysore. The delegation was headed by Stefan Wilms, Dean of the University.
 
The week-long program was scheduled from March 1 to 7, 2019. The program was packed with industry visits, socially relevant projects, academic sessions and the visit to heritage sites. The students had a chance to learn about exploring the business opportunities in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
 
Side by side, they were exposed to social projects. Teaming with SDMIMD students, the overseas students were divided into groups and made to study specific projects, in respect of which a final report will be presented by them.
 
The visit also had a couple of corporate visits and interaction.

CSR Symposium 2019

 
SDMIMD has organised One Day Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development on February 26. The symposium was organised in collaboration with European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Third Sector Research Resource Centre, University of Mysore. 
 
The program was inaugurated by Prof. Hemantha Kumar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore. Dr.N.,R.Parasuraman, Director-SDMIMD has delivered introductory talk to the event. 
 
The keynote address to the event was delivered by Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Director, Business Schools Development - EFMD Global Network. Prof.Ulrich has expressed concern that business education is becoming commercial as days passed by. He emphasised that business institutions need to be more responsible towards society. He believes that Corporate Social Responsibility should be embedded in the business eco system. Ethics, responsibility and sustainability must be under-pinned. He also called upon academics towards responsible research in business and management. 
 
The program was designed by distinguished talks, technical lectures, and panel discussion. 
 
Mr.B.Muthuraman, Ex-Chairman Tata International & Ex- Vice Chairman, Tata Steel Ltd. was the distinguished speaker. His talk was focussing around the emerging issues of CSR. Mr.Basavaraju R, Executive Director, GRAAM delivered a technical talk on how to design the CSR projects. Mr.Prasanna V.R, CEO, Sikshana Foundation spoke on ways of implementing the CSR projects. 
 
A panel comprising of Mr. William D’Souza, Executive Director-MYKAPS, Mr. R. Guru, Managing Partner-N.Ranga Rao & Sons, Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director-SDMIMD, Dr.M.R.Suresh, Professor of Marketing-SDMIMD have deliberated on “CSR and Sustainability of Interventions: Opportunities and Challenges”. The panel was moderated by Dr.M.Indira, Chairperson, Department of Economics, University of Mysore. 
 
The one day event has culminated with the valedictory talk by Dr. N. Muthukumar, President & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axles Limited.
 
The symposium has received overwhelming response and was attended by more than 100 registered participants from industry, NGOs and academics. 
 
The program was co-ordinated by the Symposium Chairpersons - Dr.M.Indira, Professor, University of Mysore and Dr.B.Venkatraja, Assistant Professor, SDMIMD.