Inauguration of Program for Overseas Students

SDMIMD launched a ‘Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility’ for overseas students to understand India’s business environment, consumer behaviour, cultural background, and corporate environment. The program aims to sensitize student from overseas who visit India for educational purpose about the ethics and social relevance of the Indian business environment.
The program was inaugurated for the first batch of 21 foreign national students at St. Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Mysore, Post graduate Centre on August 9, 2021. 
Inaugurating the program Director of SDMIMD Dr. N.R. Parasuraman said ‘The 20-hour program aims to give an overall exposure to diverse aspects Indian business environment. The program introduces culture, ethics, leadership, consumer behavior, social responsibility, corporate culture, and Indian family business. The course content is framed and offered by highly accomplished faculty members in the respective area.’
Speaking on the occasion Prof. Othber Pinto, Director, St. Philomena’s PG Centre said ‘It is a much-needed initiative by both SDMIMD and St. Philomena’s to sensitize the foreign students about India and its rich culture. Student’s will be receiving the Degrees in their domain but its our responsibility to enhance their knowledge about India and its inclusiveness in different dimensions’. 
Mr. Ronald Prakash Cutinha, Head of IQAC & Chief Librarian, St. Philomena’s said, ‘the initiative by SDMIMD and St. Philomena’s is to present our culture and values, with that spirit the program will help the foreign students know about India apart from the prescribed education’. 
Rector/Manager Rev. Fr. Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis; the Principal Dr. Alphonsus D’Souza; faculty members, students and staff of St. Philomena’s College, Mysore; and faculty & staff members of SDMIMD, Mysore participated in this virtual event. 
Dr. Sunil M.V. Head – Academic Administration, SDMIMD Mysore and Ms. Rekha Ganapathy, Coordinator of the Program, were present.