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SDMIMD Students excel in JSS CMS Intercollege Fest – “Mannovex 2023”

The students of SDMIMD achieved a resounding victory at Mannovex 2023, held at JSS Centre for Management Studies on September 7, 2023. This prestigious inter-college event featured competitions in HR, Marketing, Finance, and the Best Manager category.
 
SDMIMD’s students showcased their remarkable abilities, securing the top positions in multiple categories. Yashwanth and Chaitanya B N excelled in the HR competition, earning the Top Spot. In Finance, Sriram Palaniyappan and Srihari H G displayed their financial prowess and clinched the first position. Bethe Jayaprakash Naidu emerged victorious in the Best Manager category, while in Marketing, Amith Kumar H L, Sumukh Prashanth, Druva N, and Rajat Shaha secured the runner-up position showcasing their marketing skills.
 
SDMIMD’s stellar performance culminated in an overall victory, cementing their reputation as a premier institution for management education. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of both the students and their mentors.

1st International Conference on Leadership

SDMIMD successfully conducted the First International Conference on Leadership on 15th September 2023. This landmark event has not only set a new standard in leadership studies but has also underscored SDMIMD's commitment to fostering global academic and professional discourse.
 
Conference Milestones:
 
  1. Submissions: The call for papers elicited an overwhelming response, with 83 abstracts pouring in from distinguished thought leaders, eminent researchers, and seasoned industry practitioners worldwide.
  2. Research Excellence: From the initial submissions, 62 were meticulously crafted into comprehensive research papers, epitomizing the zenith of contemporary leadership studies.
  3. Presentations: The conference spotlighted 49 of these seminal papers, each a example of innovative insights, rigorous research methodologies, and forward-thinking solutions to leadership quandaries.
The esteemed presence of Mr. Sethuraman, Strategic Consultant of the SASMOS group, delivered an insightful inaugural address. A distinguished keynote address is delivered by  Mr. A N Chandarmouli of ANCM Consultants. Director Emirates, Dr. N R Parasuraman, and Director Dr. S N Prasad, too graced the occasion.
 
A special commendation to the faculty, staff, students, and friends of SDMIMD. Their dedication, meticulous planning, and relentless efforts were instrumental in orchestrating this monumental event. We also extend our warm appreciation to delegates whose participation and engagement were pivotal to the conference's success.
 
The First International Conference on Leadership was not merely an event but a symposium of knowledge, dedication, and the indomitable spirit of leadership. We look forward to setting even higher benchmarks in our future endeavours.

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RDP on Fundamentals of Research

SDMIMD’s Research Centre for Management Studies (RCMS) organized a two-day Research Development Program on “Fundamentals of Research” on September 11-12, 2023. The program envisioned disseminating the fundamental nuances of research and capacity building of the participants to engage in fundamentally accurate quality research. The program was attended by 40 participants who were research scholars and teaching Faculty from organizations affiliated with South Indian states. SDMIMD Faculty members - Dr.B.Venkatraja, Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. M.Sriram, Associate Professor of Finance, Dr.G.Srilakshminarayana, Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods, and Dr.S.Saibaba were the resource persons of the program. Hands-on exercises along with lectures, discussions and demonstrations were the key pedagogical approaches of the program. Participants were given away with certificate of participation by Dr.N.R. Parasuraman, Director Emeritus at SDMIMD and Dr. S.N. Parasad, Director at SDMIMD, Mysore. The program was organized by Dr. B. Venkatraja, Chairperson of SDM Research Center for Management Development. 

Outbound Training (OBT) for the WLD Students

The students of batch 2022-2024, who had opted for the Workplace Learning and Development course, were able to experience a transformative Out-Bound Training program conducted at Lead College of Management and guided by Dr. L. Gandhi, Associate Professor- OB&HRM, SDMIMD. Through adventurous activities like trekking, rappelling, and team challenges, participants were able to conquer fears, enhance communication, and develop teamwork. Activities like rope exercises, shooting, and trust walks helped foster adaptability, decision-making, and composure under pressure. The program's mix of physical and emotional challenges prompts personal growth, while experiences like fire walking cultivate mental resilience and self-confidence. Participation in strategic activities such as board climbing and pseudo electric ring helped to develop leadership skills and transparent communication.

Business Law Workshop by Dr. Hema Harsha

Dr. Hema Harsha, Associate Professor, MP Birla Institute of Management, Bengaluru, conducted a workshop on Business Laws and POSH Modules at SDMIMD on 23-24 August 2023.
 
The workshop covered topics such as contracts, company law, consumer protection, and the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act (POSH).
 
Dr. Hema is an experienced legal expert with a wealth of knowledge on business law. She shared her insights on the legal framework of business in India and how businesses can protect themselves from legal risks. She also discussed the POSH Act and how businesses can create a safe and harassment-free workplace for their employees.
 
The workshop was a valuable learning experience for the participants and helped them to understand the legal aspects of business in India.

Blood Donation Camp 2023

The blood you donate gives someone a second chance at life. Social issues are always addressed by SDMites with great enthusiasm whenever circumstances call for it. Overall, 67 students and faculty members donated blood to this noble cause. Rotary Mysore and Jeevadhara blood banks provided SDMIMD with the opportunity to hold a blood donation camp on August 19, 2023.

ESG Corporate Talk by Mr. Murali, Rane Group

In the recent enlightening session held at our college, Mr. Murali, a distinguished representative from the Rane Group, shared invaluable insights into the realm of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations in the corporate world. With his extensive experience as a Safety and Health Practitioner and Manager at Rane Group, Mr. Murali shed light on how these three crucial aspects significantly impact their operations, the steps taken to ensure ESG compliance, and the broader importance of ESG in today's industries. During the insightful session, Mr. Murali highlighted Rane Group's proactive measures to align with ESG goals. The company has introduced various eco-friendly initiatives to minimize its ecological footprint and on the social front, it is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of its employees, local communities, and stakeholders. Through these initiatives, Rane Group has not only minimized workplace incidents but has also fostered a sense of responsibility towards one another's well-being. Mr. Murali passionately emphasized the significance of ESG in today's dynamic business landscape.
 
He also gave an interesting example where one of their employees who was trained to give CPR first aid saved a life of an elderly person in Chennai while traveling on a local train and recalled how their training came into use in a real-life situation and saved a life. The talk shed light on the symbiotic relationship between ESG principles and corporate success.
 
The talk has been organized as a part of the ESG modular specialization for the PGDM 2022-24 batch, held on August 18, 2023.

77th Independence Day celebrations

The 77th Independence Day of India was celebrated at SDMIMD, Mysore, on August 15, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The SDMIMD family, which includes the directors, faculty, staff, and PGDM students, gathered in front of the administration block. Dr. Nanda Kishore Shetty unfurled the national flag at 8:10 AM, which was then followed by the rendition of the National Anthem.
 
Dr. Nanda Kishore Shetty addressed the gathering and emphasized the incredible journey of independent India from 1947 to 2023. The journey of India encompasses not only the milestones achieved but also the distance travelled between them. The topic of discussion is the transformation that has taken place from 1947 to 2023. He discussed the numerous unsung heroes and their sacrifices, as well as the innovations, struggles, and aspirations that have contributed to India becoming self-reliant, the world's largest democracy, and the fifth-largest global economy today.
 
Dr. Shetty emphasized the responsibility of management students, who are the future leaders of India, to work towards guiding our economy, industries, and innovations in the right direction. He encouraged them to innovate, not only with gadgets and apps but also with ideas such as creating an app that promotes kindness or developing a platform where the only status, they can update is a good deed they have done. Another suggestion was to share photos of themselves planting trees in public spaces. In his concluding remarks, he urged everyone to embrace the spirit of independence not just on Independence Day but every day of their lives.
 
Team Kalanubhav and Team Samprathi organized a series of cultural programs featuring captivating dance performances and patriotic songs. The event concluded with a community breakfast.
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