Convergence 3i – The Industry Institute Interface

Convergence 3i, the Industry Institution Interface organised by SDMIMD and CII, reflects the changing face of education

SDMIMD Mysore, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), recently hosted Convergence 3i for the benefit of final year undergraduate students in the area. The Industry Institution Interface, held on 27th September 2013, was meant to help aspiring students understand the expectations and requirements of industry. At the same time, it also aimed to sensitise industry to the expectations students have of their future employers. The conference managed to achieve these goals effectively by bringing together renowned industry names, academic stalwarts and students on a platform where different ideas converged and led to a win-win situation for all. 

The list of eminent personalities at the conference included big names from industry and academia. Mr. S. Nagarajan (Chairman, CII Mysore), Prof. S. N. Prasad (Convenor, Industry Institute Partnership Panel, CII Mysore), Dr. N. R. Parasuraman (Director, SDMIMD), Mr. Ashok Rao (President & Whole Time Director, Automotive Axles Ltd.) and Chief Guest, Mr. L. Krishnan (Immediate Past Chairman, CII Karnataka & Managing Director, TaeguTec India Pvt. Ltd.) gave inspiring speeches to start the conference on a rousing note and were a hit with their audience.
Landing a much-deserved job at the end of their studies is the final goal for all students, but is the education they get preparing them for the first step in their professional lives? That’s one of the questions the conference wished to address. Dr. Parasuraman talked about different aspects of education that need to be looked into to ensure that it meets students’ aspirations. “Is the curriculum designed to be practical? Are education institutes changing with the changing habits of students?” he asked amidst huge applause from students in the audience.
There was a lot for students to take back from the talks during the day. For instance, Mr. Rao made some interesting observations in his speech. “Education is not preparation for life; it is life itself. Facebook and text book are equally important,” he quipped, striking a chord with the students. He then urged them to not be shy about going back to their textbooks to brush up the fundamentals. Mr. Krishnan talked about the changing environment in the field of education and business, and the need to adapt systems accordingly. “There is a need to constantly self-learn, unlearn and learn again. Some diversity in learning is very important for the holistic development of an individual,” he said. 
For students who wanted to know the way to go about the initial years in their professional careers, Mr. Krishnan had sound advice as he said, “In the first 10 years of your career, take in as many diverse learning experiences as possible. Be adventurous and learn.”
The participants were already feeling inspired by the experts when they were treated to a lively panel discussion involving Mr. K. S. Sundar (Sr. Lead Principal - Education & Research, Infosys Ltd.), Mr. S. V. Venkatesh (Managing Director & CEO, RiiT) and Mr. Vinayak Bhat (Sr. HR, Triton Valves Ltd.). ‘Industry Expectations From Budding Managers’ was the topic under discussion and it seemed appropriate that a student from SMDIMD played the role of the moderator.
The panellists discussed the changes in the student community, and their ambitions and expectations over the last couple of decades, setting the tone for an interactive session. Mr. Sundar also talked about the need for industry and institutes to work together to bridge the gap. Mr. Venkatesh made his listeners sit up with interest when he asked students to be like Panipuri stalls. “Keep picking up skills as and when needed. Don’t focus on CTC, focus on your task, focus on your overall career,” he explained. The panellists then accepted questions from the audience and answered them to their evident satisfaction.
The conference packed a punch, with a talk by Wg. Cdr. Manjunath (Head Training, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.) on ‘Training for Making You Job Ready’. Given its relevance for students, the talk was hugely anticipated and it didn’t disappoint on any count. While the talks and discussions for the day had students buzzing with excitement, their skills and aptitude were brought to the fore through a session of ‘Mind Games for Future Leaders’. The session which focused on the theme “Innovation in StartUp”, had Mr. V. Lokesh (CEO & Senior Advisor, Innomantra Consulting) at the helm, bringing them to their feet and was the perfect culmination to the events of the day. 
The conference offered an opportunity for students to interact with industry experts and turned out to be an eye-opener for them. The luminaries, on the other hand, left feeling refreshed and excited seeing the enthusiasm and dedication of students. It was a true convergence of ideas and experiences, where everyone went home richer for having been there. 

National Seminar on E-Resource Management

"Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. Government Of India in its 11th Plan has declared "Higher Education Plan" and has increased budget by ten fold to ensure Expansion, Equity and Excellence. The measures have been further extended during 12th plan" said Prof V.G. Talawar former Vice Chancellor Mysore University and present Vice Chancellor Reva University Bangalore, while delivering inaugural address at the Two Day National Seminar on "Emerging Trends in E Resource management and Services in College Libraries".
He also recalled President Sri Pranab Mukherjee's address to the Parliament wherein the President had said -" Education is the true Alchemy that can bring India its next golden age. Our motto is unambiguous - All for knowledge and knowledge for all". He stressed on Indian Government's efforts for formation of Consortia INFLIBNET Through INFONET which has been now providing 7500+ core peer reviewed journals, 10 bibliographic databases and many e books. Further he said that Ministry of Human Resources Development has initiated a service called "National Library & information Services, to cater Infrastructure of Scholarly Content targeting to reach Colleges with 4137 full text e journals, 94000+ e books. Unfortunately out of 37000+ Colleges that exist in India today, only 910 unaided Colleges in India have registered as members and are availing the benefits. 

3-Day Workshop on Good Governance

"Organizations must follow not just the letter, but more importantly, the spirit of Law. It s not just the profitability that matters, rather, companies should work towards earning respectability among all stakeholders. Sending out fore warning about an impending business downturn and sharing all relevant information with the stakeholders are the true practices of companies characterized by 'Good Governance'. Remaining updated about the Laws of Land governing in respect of companies is the need of the hour for Company Secretaries". These were the thoughts shared by Mr S Nagarajan from Infosys Technologies Limited Mysore and Chairman, CII Mysore while delivering the Key note address at the inaugural function of 3 day workshop on Good Governance at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development Mysore (SDMIMD). Earlier, Dr N.R. Parasuraman Director SDMIMD welcomed the gathering comprising of 100 company secretaries, students, and other invitees. Mr Ajay Madaiah Vice Chairman ICSI Mysore Chapter, rendered vote of thanks. Mr MC Bhansali Company Secretary and Dr H Gayathri Deputy Director SDM IMD Mysore were present on the occasion.

Foundation Day Lecture

Better businesses can be managed by continuous Innovations and focus on Skill Development. Lessons can be learnt from the rural folks on the nuances of business viz. customer needs & wants, pricing strategy, delivery of goods, repayment of debts and a perfect activity for profit. Financial and Social sustainability is the need of the hour." Thus spoke Dr. Harish Hande, Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner, Co-founder & Managing Director of Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, while delivering the Foundation Day Lecture of SDMIMD held on August 30, 2013. 

News Clip -  Star of Mysore

3-Day Workshop on Good Governance


SDMIMD in association with Mysore Chapter of SIRC of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Mysore, is organizing 3-Day workshop on "Good Governance - A Supreme Mantra For Multi-Skilled Professional" during September 20-22, 2013 at SDMIMD, Mysore.


Term ‘GOVERNANCE’ is as old as human civilization. Until recent times, ‘governance’ was largely used in the context of the State. In 21st century, governance is interpreted in wider connotation to include State as well as Business Organisation, whether smaller or bigger. Governance describes the mechanisms an organization uses to ensure that its constituents follow its established processes and policies. Governance is primarily to ensure compliance with laws, integrity, ethics and policies. Governance relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. Four pillars of good governance are Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Independence. Effort in this three days workshop is to analyze nuances of GOVERNANCE and examine how “Good Governance Is A Supreme Mantra For Multi-Skilled Professional”


In this three days workshop, eminent speakers on subject would deliberate and correlate the theme with relevant technical sessions on topic of interest to professionals in Company Law, Intellectual Property Laws, Foreign Exchange Laws and Service Tax Laws.


Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, Cost & Management Accountants, Directors, Senior Corporate Professionals, Academicians, Lawyers, Regulators, Bank Officials, Financial Institutions


Members of ICSI/ICAI/ICWAIRs. 3,400/-
Students of ICSIRs. 1,400/-
Others … Rs. 4,500/-


Registration Form is enclosed separately. Duly filled in Registration Form along with delegate fee may be deposited/sent to Mysore Chapter at:

# 125, NHCSL Layout, Opp. J.K. Tyres Ltd., KRS Road, Mysore-570016. Ph : 0821-2516065.
email : mysore@icsi.edu web: www.icsi.edu/mysore

Last date for the registration is 16th September, 2013


Mr. Muddaraj Urs G
Tel. No. +91-821-2429722 Extn.2001
Mobile: 9740140485
Email: director@sdmimd.ac.in

# 1, Chamundi Hill Road, Siddarthanagar Post, Mysore - 570 011. Ph : 0821-2429722.
Email: director@sdmimd.ac.in web:www.sdmimd.ac.in

# 125, NHCSL Layout, Opp. J.K. Tyres Ltd., KRS Road, Mysore-570016. Ph : 0821-2516065.
email : mysore@icsi.edu web: www.icsi.edu/mysore


Saturday, 21st September 2013
5.30 P.M. Visit to Shiva Temple at Nanjangud known as ‘Dakshin Kashi’.

Sunday, 22nd September 2013
06.00 A.M. Visit to Chamundi Temple and Monolithic Nandi on Chamundi Hills

Launch of Rubanomics Initiative

Rubanomics - a new venture to unleash rural hidden talent and empower them to get along with modern businesses. M/s Head Held High and SDM IMD entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen Rubanomics. Mr. Madan Padaki and his team from Head Held High, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDM IMD, Dr. H Gayathri, Deputy Director, Prof. M.R. Suresh, Marketing Faculty, were present

Workshop by Mr. Praveen Kamath

Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Global Head - Talent Transformation, BPO/KPO, Wipro Corporation, visited campus on August 24, 2013. Mr. Praveen a HR Leader managing large conglomerate teams, managing talent landscape, helping business grow consistently by providing sound and effective solutions, shared his vast experience in his talk on “Emerging Competency requirement for HR professionals in the global environment”. The talk also introduced the HR Analytics.
Mr. Praveen has over 17yrs of work experience with Global Conglomerates like AV Birla, Praxair & Tyco Healthcare. Prior to joining Wipro he was, the Head of HR of Cambridge Integrated Services India Pvt Ltd (BPO division). Mr. Praveen a gold medallist and holds Masters in Human Resources.

67th Independence Day Celebration

"Get yourselves strong physically, mentally and intellectually. For every Coke that you drink consider drinking a tender coconut and for every Dockers that you may buy, consider buying a Desi jubba. Pause before you make the next purchase. This way, we may have the best of both the worlds! These reasoning and thoughts may appear simplistic but I believe they are implementable”, thus the message from Prof. N.R. Govinda Sharma, Professor – Strategy, SDMIMD, Mysore, while unfurling the National Flag at the 67th Independence Day celebration. 
Prof. Sharma introduced a new school of thought – “Rubanomics” that is gaining ground between rural and urban. He explained ‘Ruban is a person living in rural area but with urban aspiration’. Rubanomics is the study of economics as applied to Rubans.
The students presented the patriotic songs, shared their thoughts on Building Better India and concluded with the community breakfast. 

Talk on Strategic Finance

Dr. Richard Ponarul invited speaker from Department of Finance and Marketing, California State University, Chico, delivered  talk on Strategic Finance on August 12, 2013.
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