67th Republic Day Celebration

The 67th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotism and fervour at SDMIMD on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The celebrations began with a patriotic song. 
Prof. Mohamed Minhaj, Faculty, SDMIMD, unfurled the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Minhaj said that, no country in the world is perfect and India is not an exception, but instead of feeling negative about our country, we Indians have to be happy and proud of our strengths. Our culture, unity in diversity and value system are incomparable. Further, he expressed that every Indian has responsibility towards strengthening our country in becoming a global leader, and to do this, what is important is all of our standing united against the elements which are trying to divide our country on the basis of religion, language.
The impressions shared by SDMites about the country and role of Young Indians, showed great patriotism. This was followed by community breakfast at the Institute Mess. 


‘Big data and the knowledge extracted from it provide considerable potential for social and economic benefits to the citizens, and the businesses of countries to exploit the possibilities. Countries with well-trained data scientists will be best positioned to take advantage of opportunities for data-driven innovation’ thus said Dr. Randy L. Carter, Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo, in his keynote address delivered during the inauguration of International Conference in Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016), on January 21, 2015, at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. 
Dr. Carter said that US is facing a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills and 1.5 million analysts and managers to analyse big data. Analysts who are able to mine big data with extremely diverse set of skills like deep business insights, data visualization, statistics, machine learning, and computer programming, have greater opportunities in the near future. 
The guest of honor for the event Mr. Rajiv Rajpal, Chief Executive Officer, Gear Business Group, Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd, spoke about how an engineering industry could reach global standards by investing in technology, people and of course relationship with all the stakeholders. He elaborated this based on his experience in building up Triveni Engineering. 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, welcoming the delegates and dignitaries highlighted the importance of studies on quality & value to aid decision making. 
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Conference Chair, presented the background note of the conference and the conference theme “Towards Operational Excellence”. 
Mr. Sadashiva Baligar, Vice President – Manufacturing, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, was the invited speaker for the technical session scheduled on the second day of the conference. Mr. Baligar spoke on “Lean Manufacturing Principles of Toyota Production System (TPS)”. He shared the success story of Toyota in standardizing the operations and waste minimization in their entire manufacturing and non-manufacturing functions to increase productivity and efficiency. The talk illustrated the principles of ethical manufacturing followed by the Toyota Company, and described how the culture of lean practices has been spread across the entire organization.
Mr. Mahesh Jambardi, Chief Operating Officer, Excelsoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mysore, was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory session on January 22, 2016. In his valedictory address, Mr. Jambardi stressed upon the improvement in the skills of the students using technology. He expressed his views on the digital content development pertaining to primary and higher education. 
Mr. Mahesh Jambardi distributed the certificates to the participants.
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PGCPM Certificate Award Ceremony

In a simple and significant ceremony, the first batch of Post Graduate Certificate Program for Management (PGCPM) participants received the Certificates from Prof. S. Prabhakar, Honorable Secretary, SDM Educational Trust on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at SDMIMD
Prof. S. Prabhakar congratulated the Student-Executives of the program from Infosys, Administrative Training Institute, ThoughtFocus and from other organizations. Prof. Prabhakar said those with a growth mindset believe in improvement through hard work and perseverance. As a result they achieve success both in academic and corporate opportunities.  
Prof. Malathi Sriram, Program Chairperson & Faculty-Systems, SDMIMD, presented an overview about the PGCPM program which is a Dual Certification (PGDM & PGCPM) 2-year Executive Program offered by SDMIMD in collaboration with All Indian Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. Further, she shared the experiences of the student-executives over their 2-years journey of the program. 
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address. The faculty members, students and staff members were present.

‘Study Abroad Immersion Program’ for Maryland University Students

SDMIMD hosted a ‘Study Abroad Immersion Program’ for 4 students from the University of Maryland, USA in January 2016.  The program scheduled between January 16 and 18, 2016 2016, was interspersed with several activities such as industry visit and special sessions by faculty members. 
The industry visit to J.K. Tyres Ltd., Mysuru; included a talk about the plant and the company by the HR-Manager of JK Tyres Ltd. Visit to Infosys Technologies, Mysuru was the part of the schedule. 
The special sessions from the faculty members were handled by Dr. N.R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, on ‘financial markets’. He talked as to how and why the volatility of the stock markets affect the economy of various countries. This was followed by Round-table discussion by a team of 4 students lead by Prof. Sugant R from the area of Marketing. A presentation-cum-round table discussion regarding the current start-ups scenario in India, focused on the pros and cons of start-ups ensued. 
The visiting team of students was lead by Dr. Srikantaiah 'Kanti' Tavarakere, Professor at the University.

International Symposium 2016

‘Social Business is not philanthropy or CSR. It is an effort to solve the social problem and making society sustainable. Every social business is entitled to give two returns in Social Business – financial return and social returns’ thus said Paul Thomas, the Founder and Director of ESAF Microfinance and Investments Pvt Ltd (EMFIL), during the keynote address delivered at the ‘International Symposium on Microfinance in India’ organized by SDMIMD in coincides with the visit of International Students from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA. Read more>

Talk on 'Preparation of B-Plan"

Mr. Rajesh, Founder - Hightway Delite and Alumnus of SDMIMD delivered talk on "Preparation of B-Plan" on January 9, 2016. The talk was organizedby Swayam - the e-Cell of SDMites under the series “How to Prepare a B-plan”. Mr. Rajesh with his wide experience in various field like IT, investment etc., focused his talk on the nitty-gritty of business plan with the template that could be used even for the seed- funding for a start-up. The talk was very informative for the students and gave a ready template to plan for entrepreneurship initiatives.

SDMIMD students at University of Bordeaux

Mr. Mayuk Dominic Rebello, Mr. Chiranjeevi B & Mr. Griffin Philip Varghese, students from PGDM 2015-17 Batch, have traveled to University of Bordeaux, France, as part of the student exchange program.These students will be studying a full trimester there.
SDMIMD has Student Exchange Programs with the Texas A&M University, USA, Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China, University of Dubai & University of Bordeaux, France. Every year, students can opt to study one term at either of the above Institutes.

CEO’s Meet on ‘Make in India’

SDMIMD the resource partner in the One-day CEOs Meet organized by Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), organized as part of the ‘Make in India’ movement on January 3, 2016. In his address on “Venture capital and its role in the new eco system” Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor – Finance, SDMIMD, Mysuru, emphasised the need to be conscious of basis valuation parameters as well as the possible over-exuberance of start-ups. 
In the invited talk delivered by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean Academics & Professor – Operations Management, SDMIMDMysuru, said that “constraints like, lack of suitable infrastructure, preference to fresh food, high taxation and packaging cost, wastage and damage, inefficient supply chain, and inadequate quality testing facilities can hamper the food industry. Hence it is better to go for international standards, compliance with food safety and hygiene standards, benchmarking with global players, and improving all the peripheral services like transportation, preservation, packaging, and above all minimizing the overall cost of operations”.  
Prof. S. N. Prasad, Associate Professor, moderated the deliberations of the meet.  
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