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‘SDMIMD, Mysore Becomes the First B-School in India to Bring AI in Business Management Classroom’

SDMIMD, the premier B School in Mysore, has taken a groundbreaking step by integrating AI into the Business Management classroom. On June 3rd, we inaugurated a comprehensive AI tool for the PGDM Batch 2023-25, in collaboration with the city-based start-up Academi-AI, co-founded by Pramodh BN and partners. This initiative is coordinated by Dr. Riyaz Ahmed, faculty at SDMIMD.
Academi-AI, our customized AI software, creates classroom audio transcripts, queries, and evaluates student responses based on faculty-set parameters. This interactive software enables both faculty and students to delegate repetitive tasks to AI, allowing them to focus on qualitative work, innovation, and improvisation.
The inaugural event featured esteemed guests, including Dr. Mahesh Rao, President of TiE Mysore Chapter, Dr. Dharmaprasad, Founder & MD of Prosetta Bioinformatics and Convener of CII-Industry Institute Panel, Dr. (Lt Col) Prasad SN, Director SDMIMD, and Mr. Pramodh BN of Academi-AI. Dr. Prasad highlighted the long-term goals of this initiative, emphasizing its potential to enhance faculty quality, student learning, and outcome measurement. Dr. Mahesh Rao shared his project leadership experience with IBM, USA during the initial development stages of AI, and Dr. Dharmaprasad commended the students and faculty for embracing technology on their path to excellence.
Dr. Vasumathy HS welcomed the gathering, and Dr. Anand Sasikumar delivered the vote of thanks. The event was graced by SDMIMD students, faculty, and staff.

SDMIMD Awarded “Diamond Rating” by QS-IGauge

SDMIMD, the premier B-school in Mysuru has been awarded Diamond Rating from QS Gauge, the Indian arm of the QS World Rankings (Quacarelly Symonds, UK) which assesses colleges and universities based on quality parameters. In the core parameters of Teaching and learning, Faculty quality, Student Employability, Facilities, Governance and Structure, SDMIMD has scored the highest level of Platinum rating. This reflects the SDMIMD’s improving standards, dedication in imparting quality education, and preparing the future generations in leading the corporate world. 
Dr. S.N Prasad, the Director of the Institute states that this is a collective achievement by the Faculty, Staff, students.  Dr. Srilakshminarayana G, Associate Professor is the faculty coordinator for the QS IGauge audit process. 

One-day Faculty Development Programme on “Innovative Teaching Methods”

On May 31, 2024, SDMIMD, Mysore, successfully conducted a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "Innovative Teaching Methods." The program attracted academicians from across India, with all participants actively engaging in this hands-on event. Dr. SN Prasad, Director of SDMIMD, inaugurated the FDP, emphasizing the importance of innovative teaching methods that leverage creativity and modern tools for effective knowledge impartation. Dr. Nanda Kishore Shetty, the FDP/MDP Chairperson, supervised the event. The sessions were led by esteemed faculty members of SDMIMD. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta conducted sessions on the background, types, and methodologies of innovative teaching methods, as well as on role play and case study methods. Dr. Sunil MV led sessions on the introduction to artificial intelligence, designing AI-based student assignments, and developing AI policies and assessment methods. The FDP received high praise from participants, who expressed their gratitude and provided positive feedback.

FDP on Leveraging AI for Teaching and Research

A Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Leveraging AI for Teaching and Research” was successfully conducted on April 19, 2024, at SDMIMD, Mysore, in a hybrid mode. The program attracted academicians and research scholars from India and abroad, all actively participating in this hands-on FDP.
The faculty resource persons of SDMIMD, Dr. Sunil MV and Dr. Mamta Hegde, conducted various sessions during this one-day FDP, as mentioned below:
Session 1: AI in pedagogy and curriculum design.
Session 2: AI tools for enhancing student productivity.
Session 3: Ethical considerations in AI for education and research.
Session 4: Enhancing research reporting and publication through AI.
The FDP on “Leveraging AI for Teaching and Research” received high praise from all participants, who expressed their gratitude and provided positive feedback.

29th Annual Convocation

Our institute wore a festive look on Friday, April 5, 2024, on the occasion of the 29th Annual Convocation. Students from the PGDM 2022-24 batch were awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) by our respected Chairman, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. Four students shared six gold medals for their best performance in Academics, Marketing, Finance, Human resources management, Systems, and Overall performance. These winners received the gold medals from the Chief Guest, Shri. Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India Limited.

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RDP on “Regression Analysis in Social Science Research”

The two-day Research Development Program on the theme Regression Analysis in Social Science Research” was held on March 22-23, 2024 at the SDMIMD campus. The program focused on various regression methods such as Multiple Linear Regression, Quantile Regression, Multivariate Multiple Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Probit Regression and Ordinal Regression. The hands-on sessions enabled participants to equip with essential research skills alongside understanding the fundamentals and their applications for meaningful research inferences. The program was attended by 40 participants who were Faculty and Research Scholars affiliated with several reputed institutions in South India.  The Program was designed and delivered by SDMIMD Faculty members – Dr.B Venkatraja, Chairperson, SDM Research Centre for Management Studies, Dr. Srilakshminarayana G, Associate Professor-Quantitative Methods and Dr.M Sriram, Associate Professor-Finance. 

Workshop on Predictive AI and Analytics

SDM IMD organized a workshop on the conceptual and technical elements of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics in Business. Though the workshop centered mainly on the development of predictive AI models for banking, stock trading, and other areas of finance, professionals from non-financial backgrounds also curiously attended. The workshop was held on March 7, 2024, in hybrid mode and consisted of academics and research scholars from Mumbai, Bangalore, and parts of Tamil Nadu.

Dr. SN Prasad, Director of SDMIMD, launched the event, underlining the importance of AI in business and finance. Dr. Nandakishore, the MDP Chairperson, supervised the event. 

Dr. K. Riyazahmed, the workshop's resource, trained the participants on
  • The various aspects of AI in business and its design.
  • Applying AI and analytics in finance.
  • Developing predictive models for credit analytics, algorithm trading, and financial fraud detection. 
  • Concerns about algorithm bias and ethical difficulties in AI applications. 

SDMIMD MoU with TT Skill Development & Logistics

SDMIMD and TT Skill (Member of TT Group, Chennai), have officially entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 7, 2024. This collaboration aims to conduct training and certification programs for students and executives at SDMIMD, leveraging the expertise of SDMIMD faculty and senior practitioners, along with experts from the domain of supply chain logistics. The scope of the MoU covers various aspects of supply chain logistics, including air, surface, and shipping logistics.
The signing ceremony saw Dr. (Lt Col) Prasad SN, Director of SDMIMD, exchanging the MoU with Mr. Kochat Narendran, Director representing TT Skill (A TT Group company). Also present were Mr. Sridhar K, Vice President Projects; Mr. Debajyoti Bagchi, Vice President-Business Development (Air Cargo Logistics) of TT Logistics; Mr. Karthi Baskar, Director (TT Logistics), MD & CEO of FFAF Logistics, Bangalore; and Mr. Rohit Ghosh, Founder & CEO of Skilledge 4.0, Pune, the knowledge partner.
This collaboration holds significant promise as the field of supply chain logistics is experiencing rapid growth in India, presenting vast opportunities for training, internships, on-the-job training (OJT), and job placements. Through this MoU, both parties aim to capitalize on these opportunities and contribute to the advancement of the logistics industry.