Gold medals awarded to PGDM 2018-20 batch

During the 26th Annual Convocation of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) held recently at the Institute Campus in Mysore, Gold medals were awarded for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management 2018-2020 Batch, apart from the honours to the currently passed out batch, held on April 2, 2021. 
It may be recalled that due to the corona pandemic, the 25th Annual convocation was not held last year. The event was planned to be held in March 2020. 
Gold medals for 2018-20 were given to the Six students for their excellent performance in academics by the Convocation Chief Guest Shri. T. R. Parasuraman, President and Whole time Director, Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd. 
Ms. Juhi Prabhu was awarded the Chairman’s Distinguished Student Gold Medal for Best Academic Performance. Mr. Gagan Raj S.Y. secured the Ankur Gupta Memorial Alumni Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Finance. The Suman Narayan Memorial Alumni Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Human Resources Management; and Ankur Gupta Memorial Gold Medal for Best Overall Performance was awarded to Ms. Karshini Tyagarajan. The Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Marketing was secured by Mr. Agnimitra Das. Mr. Koushalendra Kumar secured the Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Operations. And the Gold Medal for Excellent Performance in Systems was awarded to Ms. Javvadi Bhandhavi. 
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade in his presidential address said one of the greatest challenges in any B-school is to ascertain the relative level of quality on various parameters – curriculum, pedagogy, projects, evaluation, and overall preparation of students- compared to globally accepted standards.  
In his message to the graduating students, Dr. Heggade said there is no doubt that having the right frame of mind and temperament is an equally important attribute that they would need to succeed in their careers and life.  Special importance to the understanding of Indian ethos and values, side by side with excellence in conceptual understanding is the need of the hour. 
Speaking on the leadership qualities and success in business, Dr. Heggade opined highly successful people are not necessarily highly skilled, but they have high emotional intelligence. Today, business is faced with the need to identify its individual competence and competitive ability with international standards of excellence. 
Convocation Chief Guest Mr. T.R. Parasuraman, shared the scenario of manufacturing industry in India and quality aspects to be inculcated by the young managers both in personal and professional life with anecdotes from his experience with Toyota. 
Earlier, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute presented the Annual Report stating the activities and achievements of the Institute in the academic year 2020-21. Dr. S. N. Prasad, Professor, SDMIMD rendered the Vote of Thanks.
The Governing Board Members of the Institute were present and graced the occasion.