Faculty Outreach Activities 2018-19

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Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
Director & Professor-Finance
  • SASTRA, Deemed to be University, who got re-accredited (III cycle) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), invited Dr. N. R. Parasuraman to be the Member of the Review Committee. The Review Committee has been formed to conduct a Review by External Experts to further improve the academic pursuits and in submission of the report to the UGC.
  • Invited as a Key Speaker at the India Higher Education Summit – 2019 organized by CII held on March 15-16, 2019.
  • Delivered a Hutchappa Memorial lecture on the topic Financial Markets – trends and impact organized by University of Mysore, Mysore held on March 7, 2019
  • Delivered the keynote address on 'Changing vistas in financial management with a strategic thrust' at the International Conference on Management: Past, Present, and Future organized by Uka Tarsadia Univeristy, Gujarat, during February 23 - 24, 2019. 
  • Invited by MMK & SDM College for Women to inaugurate the Formal inauguration of PG Department of Commerce held on October 10, 2018.
  • Was invited to deliver talk on 'Accreditation for Quality: Challenges & Opportunities' during the Technical Session at the Eastern Region AIMS Convention 2018 organized jointly by Bhavan's Center for Communication & Management (BCCM), Odisha; and, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS); held during August 27 and 28, 2018 at BCCM, Odisha.
  • Participated in the Round Table Discussion held at National School of Business on Friday, May 11, 2018, on the subject: "The Importance of Practicing Values among Young MBA Students".
  • Invited for Technical Session speaker at the Seminar on Importance of Academic Leadership in the Governance of Higher Education Institutions, organized by the University of Mysore, Mysuru and Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities (FVCK), Bengaluru, held on April 27, 2018.

Dr. H. Gayathri
Deputy – Director & Professor - Marketing
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  • Invited by BEML Ltd., to address their women employees on 8th March 2019 on the occasion of International Women's Day celebration. The theme for the talk was "Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change".
  • Delivered a talk on experience sharing of EFMD / EPAS process at 11th International Accreditation Conference 2018, New Delhi on November 26, 2018.
  • Delivered a talk on Enabling Successful Placement for MBA Students of Maharani’s College, Mysore, held on October 29, 2018.

Dr. R. Jagadeesh 
BE, ME, Ph. D
Professor - Operations
  • "Logistics Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in B2B relationships: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis approach" submitted to The TQM Journal, Emerald, Scopus indexed.
  • "Who is talented and who is not? The relevance of using talented/non-talented classifications among academics in Egyptian academia."  submitted to the Journal of Management Development, Emerald, Scopus indexed.
  • Reviewed the paper "Organizational inclusion among young academics in Egyptian Public Universities: An Exploratory Empirical Experience" submitted for publication in the Journal of Management Development, Emerald, Scopus indexed.
  • M/s Rane Madras invited to act as the judge for their annual quality control and improvement projects' evaluation. The event was held on 15th and 16th December 2018.
  • Included in the Editorial Board of JResLit Journal of Business Administration and Management.
  • Included in the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management,  Emerald - Scopus indexed journal.
  • Reviewed the article 'Defect Reduction Using Six Sigma: A Quality Management Case Study in Semiconductor Manufacturing' submitted to the International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management published by Inderscience Publication.
  • Reviewed the article 'Critical Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in Engineering Colleges' submitted to Quality Assurance in Education published by Emerald Publication.
  • Reviewed the paper entitled "The Effect of Six Sigma on the Organizational Performance: The Mediating Role of the Innovation Culture. A Proposed Research Framework" submitted to  Innovation & Management Review, an Emerald publication.
  • Acted as a Resource person for two sessions on "Research Design" during the three-day workshop on “Research Methodology” organized for PG Students & Research Scholars by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), Bangalore, from 10 to 12 July 2018.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "TQM implementation in 3PL organizations vs. organizations with in-house logistics department. A literature review." submitted to The TQM Journal, Emerald Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Optimism and Career Engagement in employees: An Empirical Test", submitted to the International Journal of Business Excellence (IJBEX), Inderscience Publication, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Resource person for all the four sessions during the One Day Customized Management Development Program on “Creativity and Problem Solving”, organized for the mid-level officers from M/s N. Ranga Rao and Sons Group, Mysore, numbering around 25, and held at SDM IMD premises on June 7, 2018.
  • Resource person for a session on “Creativity and Problem Solving” for the Two Days Pre-course workshop on Blended Learning Program organized for the faculty members from sister institutes of SDM Group and held at SDM IMD premises on June 7, 2018
  • Panel member of the committee for the selection of faculty for the MBA Department of GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women, Mysuru, June 2018.
  • Resource person for the Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Total Quality Management, on May 29, 2018, covering a session on “Benchmarking for Quality Improvement”, held at Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka.
  • Main resource person for the One Day Workshop on “How to succeed through the Ph.D. journey?”, on 18 May 2018, organized for the research scholars of different universities, numbering around 30 and held at SDMIMD premises.

Dr. M.R. Suresh
Professor - Marketing
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  • Was invited by the Strategic Management Forum, a professional body to deliver a talk at their Seminar on New ideas in Strategic Thinking and Management that was held in collaboration with leading European universities at IBA Bangalore on August 27, 2018.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Reviewed the paper titled  “Machiavellianism Effects on Accounting Ethics Education” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Attended the Higher education CII Summit on 15-16 March 2019 held at Hotel Raddisson Blu, Mysore.
  • Reviewed the paper “Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory to evaluate a Selection Test for Civil Servants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Successfully completed a peer-review report for an article in consideration for publication by Common Ground Research Networks.
  • Reviewed a paper sent by Common Ground Publishers USA ( A rated journal) entitled "The effects that corporate social responsibility has on the closure of micro and small enterprises".
  • Reviewed the article 'Urban Dwellers suffering and vulnerability for the plenty of road traffic congestion in Dhaka city' submitted to the International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology published by Academic Journals.
  • Reviewed the article 'Role of Career Adaptability and its Resources in Predicting Vocational Attitudes of IT Professionals from India for Management and Labour Studies' submitted to Management and Labour Studies published by XLRI Jamshedpur and SAGE Publication. 
  • Reviewed the article 'Centrality of a primary task in organisation development' submitted to Management and Labour Studies published by XLRI Jamshedpur and SAGE Publication. 
  • Reviewed a paper entitled  'Analysis of Coaching Models as a Tool to evaluate Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention of Coachee' for FIIB Business Review, Sage  Publishing - eISSN: 24552658 | ISSN: 23197145.

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
M.A. in HRM, GradIPD & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Invited as an external question paper setter in the area of HRM by Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad. 
  • Invited to examine Ph.D. thesis from VTU & Bharathiar University.
  • Invited to review research articles for South Asian Journal of Management, published by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). 

Lt Col (Dr) Prasad S.N.
Professor - Strategy & General Management
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  • As part of the Admission Promotion activities 2019, Dr. SN Prasad took part in the Shiksha Samaagam- Lucknow held on 25 Jan 2019.  In the panel discussion titled 'Future Scope and Reality of Management Education in India' along with deans/directors and faculty from 8 other B Schools from across India. There were about 130 student aspirants from UP,Bihar and Jharkhand in the event. 
  • Participated in 2-panel discussions at Shiksha Samaagam- Ranchi on 5 January 2019 on topics ' Choosing a Career after MBA' and ' B School selection interviews' respectively.
  • Participated at MBA Junction- Kolkata, held by the Career Launcher on 13 January 2019
  • Delivered invited talk to 200 students, faculty and the board of governors of Sri Guru Sudhindra BCA College at Bhatkal, Uttara Kannada Dist. Karnataka on 28 Dec and at the SDM First Grade college for students and faculty on 27 December 2018.  The topic was about SDMIMD admissions.
  • Participated in the MBA fair held by IMS- Guwahati on 3 December 2018 representing the Institute.
  • Invited to review a Kenyan research paper to be published in the XLRI - Management and Labour Studies Journal published by SAGE Publications as a peer reviewer. The topic of the paper is related to HRM Practices- Linking Resourcing Practices and Firm's Performance. 

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj
MCA, M.Phil
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Invited to deliver a talk on Business Analytics on January 16, 2019, at the Institution of Engineers, Mysore. The Institution of Engineers had organized this talk in association with Computer Society of India, Mysore. Besides, giving a conceptual overview of Analytics, Prof. Minhaj presented several business use cases like Remarketing, Recommender Systems, Market Basket Analysis, Sentiment Analysis etc.
  • Attended a Faculty Development Program on Machine Learning from 8-12 October 2018, organised by DCAL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Besides being a member of IT Panel of CII, Mysuru and elected member of the management committee of Computer Society of India (CSI), Mysuru Chapter,  Prof. Minhaj has become a member of Analytics Society of India (ASI).
  • Attended One Day Seminar on "Cyber Security and Privacy Law - Technical and Legal Compliance" on 27 September 2018 at Infosys, Mysuru. The seminar was organised by the IT Panel of CII Mysuru.
  • Attended the 8th edition of India IoT Symposium held at Bengaluru on 29th and 30th August 2018.
  • Was invited as a resource person for the Business Analytics Summer School held at Bayonne, France from 2nd to 11th July 2018. The 10-day accredited program with 4 ECTS credits was organized by Business Analytics Institute, France and IAE Pau-Bayonne. The other resource persons for the program were Dr. Davy Cielen, Managing Partner of the Maiton Consulting Group (London), Prof. Jean-Pierre NEVEU, Professor, Pau-Pays de l’AdourUniversity, in Bayonne, France and Dr. Lee SCHLENKER, Principal, Business Analytics Institute, France.

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
M.Sc., MDBA & Ph.D
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Invited to address the students of the Maharani’s Women’s Commerce and Management College, Mysuru on November 16, 2018. She spoke on “Preparation for Placement”. The talk was attended by 57 students of the M. Com. program.
  • Reviewed a paper titled “A Descriptive Framework for Information Retrieval Using Crawler Based Clustering and Effective Search Algorithm” submitted to the International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, a World Scientific journal.
  • Conducted Practice interviews on June 4th from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM for undergraduate students as part of Spoorthi 2018: a motivational camp for undergraduate students organized by Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore.
  • Conducted a workshop on June 2, 2018, for 35 undergraduate students from across Kodagu on the topic ‘Getting ready for a career’. This was organized by the Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore which takes up the cause of underprivileged college students from across Kodagu by providing them with training and scholarships.
  • Resource person for a session on “Public Speaking: Communicating in the classroom” for the Two Day Pre-course workshop on Blended Learning Program organized for the faculty members from sister Institutes of SDM Group held at SDM IMD on May 18, 2018.

Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi
BE(Mech), EGMP
Associate Professor - Operations
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  • Attended a workshop on "LEAN INDUSTRY 4.0" on 21 December 2018 organized by CII at Chennai.
  • Attended CII's 26th National Quality Summit 2018 @ Bangalore on 23-24 November 2018 which was themed on  Global Benchmarks, Imperative for Improving Competitiveness.
  • Part of the three-member assessment panel as an Assessor for CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award 2018 which is modeled on EFQM Quality Award, and assessed BSI Group India Pvt. Ltd (Wholly owned subsidiary of BSI Group, UK)  headquartered in New Delhi with nine offices across India. On-site assessment activity took place from 3 October 2018 to 5 October 2018.
  • Was invited by NIE, Mysore as one of the speakers for their Supply Chain Management Seminar conducted for their final year BE and M Tech students. He took a session on " Green Supply Chain Management", the seminar was held on April 6, 2018

Dr. Srilakshminarayana.G
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Quantitative Methods
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  • Reviewed a paper titled “Factors associated with quality of work-life among the faculty of technical institutes in Punjab”, for Management and Labour Studies, XLRI.
  • Session on “Teaching Quantitative Techniques” during the Two-day Faculty Development Programme, at SDMIMD, Mysore on 6 December 2018 and 7 December 2018.
  • Two-day workshop on “Using Statistical Methods” for M.Com students of SDM-MMK College, Mysore, on 30 November 2018 and 1 December 2018.
  • Session on “Statistical Methods using SPSS”, for the M.Com students of Government First Grade College for women, Hassan, on 16 November 2018
  • Conducted a two-day training on “Data analysis using R” for the client of a company named “Business Toys Ltd”, Bengaluru on July 5-6, 2018.

Dr. Jayakrishnan S 
Assistant Professor - Marketing
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  • Reviewed the research paper titled "Breaking the Stigma of Health Insurance” submitted for publication in the Management and Labour Studies Journal.
  • Invited to deliver a talk about”Digital Platforms for Marketing” at Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE) -Shimoga, Department of Management Studies on 4th January 2019 and he was also a part of the panel discussion - " How Digital Marketing in India will change in 2020 and beyond." The talk was part of the Two day International Conference on “ Marketing in Digital World- Trends, Opportunities & Challenges" organised by JNCCE -Shimoga.  
  • Attended the two-day workshop on Consumer insights – Research and Practice- State of the Art & Future Trends organised by AIM (Academy of Indian Marketing) and  Consumer Insight Centre, NITIE- Mumbai during 1-2 November 2018.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Salesforce control system and Salesforce characteristics: A framework for sales organizations" for Management and Labour studies, XLRI. 

Dr. M. Sriram
MBA, FCMA, M.Com, MPhil, Ph D
Assistant Professor - Finance
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  • Invited to speak on 'Interim Budget-2019' jointly organized by 'Deccan Herald' and Mysore Chamber of Commerce on 15 February 2019. The event was held at JSS College for Women, Mysuru.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Drivers of Corporate Risk Disclosure in Indian Non-Financial Companies- A Longitudinal Approach' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)', XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Invited as an external examiner by School of Business, Alliance University, Bengaluru to adjudicate a Ph D thesis on 4 February 2019.
  • Evaluated a Ph D thesis titled "A Macroeconomic Stress Testing Framework for Credit Risk in Banking: A Case of India" at Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bengaluru.
  • Invited to be an honorary reviewer for the journal 'Review of Economics and Finance', a quarterly journal based out of Canada. The journal is included in ABDC list as 'B' category and indexed in leading databases.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Does EVA beat RoA and RoE in Explaining the stock returns in Indian Scenario- An Evidence using Mixed Effects Panel Data Regression Model' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)', XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.  
  • Served as an External Examiner and conducted the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on October 1, 2018.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Risk Disclosure and Firm Performance-Indian Evidence' for the journal 'Management and Labour Studies(MLS)',XLRI,Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Was invited to set the question paper on 'Theoretical Frameworks in Financial Markets Research' and 'Financial Econometrics' by JSS Centre for Management Studies, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru. The question paper setting was part of the Ph.D. coursework of research scholars registered in the University.
  • Reviewed a paper titled 'Board of Directors and Underpricing- A Study in context of Indian IPO Firms' for the journal Management and Labour Studies, XLRI Jamshedpur and published by SAGE Publishers.
  • Was invited to deliver a talk on 'Macroeconomic Perspectives on Indian Economy' by CII,Mysuru on the seminar 'Investment Opportunities in Capital Markets' held on July 25, 2018 at Hotel Southern Star, Mysuru.
  • Attended 'Teaching Summer School' on Corporate Finance between April 24-28, 2018 at IIM Calcutta.
  • Invited and accepted to join the Editorial Board of 'Finance Forum', Pisco Med Publishing Pte Ltd, Singapore.
  • Adjudicated an MBA thesis at Department of Management and Commerce, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), Anantapur Campus on April 15, 2018.

Dr. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Assistant Professor - Economics
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  • Conducted a workshop course on Indian Economic and Policy Environment to the students of Masters in Commerce from SDM MMK College, Mysore. The course duration was sixteen hours and was conducted in February-March, 2019. 
  • Invited by Vidhyavardhaka First Grade College, Mysore as a panel speaker on "Globalisation and Sustainable Development in India". This was a part of one day conference on "India's Path of Development in the Era of Globalisation" held on January 19, 2019.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on Building Economics at Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore on 24 October 2018.
  • On invitation of McGraw Hill Education, reviewed a book titled “Economics” by Paul A. Samuelson and William D. Nordhaus and submitted feedback to the title publisher to facilitate content revision in the forthcoming 20th edition of the product.
  • Was a resource person for two sessions of Faculty Development Program (FDP) on August 2, 2018, held at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.  It was a week-long event organised by the Department of Pre-University Education, Government of Karnataka for the benefit of Lecturers in Economics.  
  • Appointed as a member to the editorial board of  'Emerging Markets Journal' (EMAJ). This is a peer-reviewed bi-annually published international Business Management Journal. The journal is published by University of  Pittsburgh, United States.
  • Participated in a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Econometrics for Management Research held at Indian Institute for Management, Kozhikode from April 9 to April 13, 2018. 

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING PROGRAMS IN ADDRESSING THE STRATEGIC GOAL OF THE FIRM: AN ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Attended a two-day India Higher Education Summit organized by CII, Mysore on  March 15-16, 2019.
  • Invited as a Chief Guest and conducted a session on "Human Development as a Key to Nation Building" for the Commerce students of PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore on 25 February 2019. 
  • Invited as a resource person for the training program on "Leadership and Team Building" and conducted a session on Motivation as a leading tool to the participants of State Institute of Urban Development, Mysore on 23 February 2019. 
  • Invited as a resource person for the training program on "Leadership and Team Building" and conducted a session on Motivation as a leading tool to the participants of State Institute of Urban Development, Mysore on 20 February 2019.
  • Paper titled "Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Connection" has been accepted for presentation at 2019 AHRD Conference in the Americas, one of the popular HR conferences conducted by Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), headquartered at Minnesota, USA. 
  • As HR/IR panel member, CII Mysore, attended a conference on corporate wellness: wellness and well-being for a happy workplace on 29 November 2018.
  • Attended one-day FDP on Simulated Management Games as a pedagogical tool for management education conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), at FIRM, Coimbatore on 26 November 2018.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Job satisfaction of Indian academicians' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Impact of Training and Development on Job Satisfaction of Faculty Members' for the journal Management and Labour Studies (MLS), XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Reviewed a paper with the title 'Linking Resourcing Practices and Firm's Performance: Role of formal HR department within financial cooperative sector in Kenya' for the journal Management and Labour Studies, XLRI, Jamshedpur,  jointly published by SAGE Publications.
  • Chief Guest and Trainer for one-day motivational training program- Stepping stone for success for the commerce students of Sri Ganesh College of Arts and Science, Salem, Tamil Nadu held on September 14, 2018
  • Attended a two-day Faculty Development Workshop on Case Method of Teaching at XIME, Bangalore from July 13-14, 2018, the workshop sessions were conducted by Prof. NMK Bhatta (Ex. Professor, IIM Indore). 
  • As a Panel Member, attended the CII Mysuru Chapter's HR/IR Panel meeting on June 14, 2018.
  • Attended a two-day (May 18 &19, 2018) Southern Regional Conference on DigiHR 2018- Positioning HR in the Digital World organized by NIPM Coimbatore Chapter.

Prof. Kannadas S 
MBA, M.Phil, FDP (IIM K), FDP (IISc)
Assistant Professor - Finance
  • Partipated in the Teaching Summer School on Accounting and Finance organized by The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory and Indian Finance Association (IFA) held during April 23-28, 2018 at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta