Faculty Outreach Activities 2019-20

FOA 2019-20 FOA 2018-19  FOA 2017-18  FOA 2016-17 FOA 2015-16
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
Director & Professor-Finance
  • Was invited to make Welcome remarks and chair a Session on the topic “Economic Scenario: Is Manufacturing Industry taking right steps to counter VUCA?” at the Annual Manufacturing & Technology Conference organized by Confederation of Indian industry (CII) on February 18, 2020.
  • Invited to be Guest of Honour on the occasion of 77th CSIR Foundation Day Celebration at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore held on September 26, 2019.
  • Invited for the inaugural ceremony of MarkerSpace organized by Infosys Mysore development center held on September 7, 2019. MarkerSpace @ MyDC is all about creating feasible solutions for problem statement using hardware kits. The theme was “Sustainability” with 6 different themes. MarkerSpace is a 24 hours hackthon event commenced from September 7, 2019.
  • Invited to deliver the keynote address at the National Conference on Contemporary Trends in Management Research organized by M.P. Birla Institute of Management held on August 30, 2019.
  • Was invited to be the Member of Board of Studies (BoS) for faculty of Management and Commerce, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Institute of Management & Research, Aurangabad.
  • The Case Teaching & Writing Workshop organized by AIMA (ICRC) in Collaboration with AICTE held on June 27 & 28, 2019. Dr. N.R Parasuraman invited to panel discussion on “Developing Cases based on Indian Ethos” & delivered the session on “Introduction to case writing (Why write a case study? What makes a good case study?)”

Dr. H. Gayathri
Deputy – Director & Professor - Marketing
  • Invited by Ashakirana Charitable Trust, Mysore, to be the Member for the 'Ashakirana Institutional Ethical Committee' for the period 2019-2022 (3 Years). 

Dr. R. Jagadeesh 
BE, ME, Ph. D
Professor - Operations
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Empirical evaluation of CSFs for Six Sigma implementation in Indian SMEs using AHP", submitted to The TQM Journal, an Emerald publication.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Reviewed the paper titled “Creating Shared Value Through Collaborative Decision-Making : How working together shines light on transformational possibilities for the Journal Organization Studies” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Reviewed the paper titled “Discrimination and social justice: on questions of diversity, plurality, representativeness, measurability and doublespeak” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Reviewed the paper titled “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Research Network: The Learner” submitted for publication in the Journal Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Reviewed the submission for the “The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection” published by the Journal Common Ground Research Networks, USA.
    Reviewed the submission for the “The Learner Journal Collection” published by the Journal Common Ground Research Networks, USA.
  • Panel member for HR BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION “Best HR Team Award 2019” held at SDMIMD on October 24, 2019.
  • Attended the 10th Indian Management Conclave 2019 held on August 2-3, 2019 in New Delhi as a delegate. 

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
M.A. in HRM, GradIPD & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Have been invited by ATI Mysore to conduct training for Officers of the Department of Public Instruction, on the topic 'Team Management'.
  • Invited as a member in the panel discussion on the  theme of "Issues and Challenges in Research" , on 19th October 2019, as a part of the One Day Workshop on "New Vistas in Social Science Research: Issues and Challenges" organized by PG Department of Commerce in association with Vidyavardhaka Research Foundation and IQAC.
  • Invited as an external PhD thesis examiner for VTU, Belgaum.

Dr. M.R. Suresh
Professor - Marketing
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  • Presented on a paper on Innovation in Teaching Marketing: Case of Product Strategy and Brand Management in the 13th International Conference on Marketing, Markcon 2020 at Indus Business Academy in Bangalore from January 9-11, 2020 & received Certificate of Appreciation for  valuable contribution as Session co-chair.
  • Participated in the Pre-conference workshop on Research in Marketing held at Indus Business Academy in Bangalore from January 9-11, 2020.
  • Evaluated a Ph D thesis in the area of Marketing and was subsequently part of the thesis defence assessment as well for a leading university. He was also part of the evaluation of the synopsis of another Ph D candidate.

Lt Col (Dr) Prasad S.N.
Professor - Strategy & General Management
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  • Participated in the E3 events Admissions fair at Lucknow on January 25, 2020.
  • Participated in the E3 events Admissions Fair at Kanpur on January 23, 2020. 
  • Participated in the personal institutional discussion with Mr Gabriel Maschiao da Costa of QS International, UK on January 21, 2020 at the QS India offices, Bangalore. 
  • Participated in the Workshop on Quacarelli Symonds (QS) of UK, institutional world rankings at IISc Bangalore on January 20, 2020. 

Prof. Malathi Sriram
MCA, P.G. Diploma in System Analysis, M.Phil.
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Delivered a lecture at the State Government - Administrative Training Institute, Mysore on the topic "Role Social Media in E-Governance" on March 7, 2020.

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
M.Sc., MDBA & Ph.D
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Case authored by Dr. Neetu Ganapathy in 2015 titled "Inside Amazon: a great environment fostering innovation or a brutal workplace" has been added as reading material for a course at the Singapore Management University's Lee Kong Chian School of Business.
  • Conducted a workshop on Monday, June 10, 2019 for undergraduate students from across Kodagu on how to prepare for an interview. The workshop comprised of a session on the essentials of facing an interview which was followed by practice interviews. The workshop, which was attended by 31 students, most of whom were impacted by the floods in Kodagu last year, was part of "Spoorthi 2019", a motivational camp for underprivileged students organised by the Kodava Deenabandhu Charitable Trust, Mysore. The Trust takes up the cause of underprivileged college students from across Kodagu by providing them with training and scholarships. 

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj
MCA, M.Phil
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Was a guest speaker in the webinar organized by IMS India on January 22, 2020.  The talk was on the topic - Essentials of Business Analytics and was attended by many MBA aspirants.
  • Attended the CII’s Annual IT/ITES Conference on December 18, 2019 at Mysuru.
  • Delivered a talk on Analytics in Digital Marketing to the MBA students of GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women, Mysuru on November 18, 2019. 
  • Attended a Workshop on Business Analytics at AIMA, New Delhi on October 3, 2019.
  • Participated in the One Day National Seminar on “Applications of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics”, which was organized by Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore on September 30, 2019.
  • Was the chief guest for the inauguration of the IT Club of SDM MMK Mysuru on August 28, 2019. After the formal inauguration of the club, Prof. Minhaj delivered a talk on Building and Managing a Web Presence.
  • Was a resource person for a state level workshop conducted on August 7, 2019 by SBRR Mahajana College, Mysuru related to Trends in Research. The Workshop was inaugurated by Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, Vice – Chancellor, University of Mysore.  Prof. Minhaj’s session was related to technological tools for questionnaire design, administration and analysis.
  • Delivered an online session regarding Business Analytics in a webinar organised by Accuracy Info Labs, Hyderabad on June 26, 2019.
  • Participated in the Stakeholders interaction on E-Waste Management in Mysuru , organized by CII, Mysore on  June 21, 2019 at SDMIMD
  • Was elected as the Vice Chairman  of the Mysore Chapter of Computer Society of India during the AGM held on May 12, 2019.
  • Participated in the Stakeholders Consultation meeting for revision in Government of Karnataka’s i4 Policy (IT, ITES, Innovation Incentive Policy) which was organized by CII Mysore on April 30, 2019.

Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi
BE(Mech), EGMP
Associate Professor - Operations
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  • Attended "CII National Quality Summit 2019"  Rethinking Quality for New India on November 23-24, 2019 held at Bangalore.
  • Moderated a Fireside chat with Mr. Vaitheeswaran, Co-founder, Again Drinks at TiECon Mysore 2019 on November 23, 2019.
  • Participated in "International conference on SHG movement by SKDRDP" held in Bangalore from October 30 & November 1, 2019.
  • Part of the six-member assessment panel as an Assessor for CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award 2019 which is modeled on EFQM Quality Award, and assessed Godrej Appliances Division,  Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (W), Mumbai with two manufacturing plants one R&D Center and  thirty two branch  offices pan India which is the largest business unit under G&B. Assessment activity was spread over 75 days starting last week of July 19  and completed  with on-site assessment from September 28, 2019 to October 4, 2019.
  • As member  of Manufacturing and Technology Panel of CII-Mysore Chapter attended the meeting on June 17, 2019 at JK Tyres, Mysore.

Dr. Srilakshminarayana.G
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Quantitative Methods
  • Resource person for the “National Workshop on Scholarly Writing: Strategies and Techniques”, 7-9 February 2020 organized by Department of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University. Sessions were conducted on the topics “How to Choose a Statistical Test” and “Testing of Hypothesis” on February 9, 2020.
  • Reviewed a paper titled “A Note on the Product of Independent Random Variables with Regularly Varying Tails”, for American Mathematical Society, November 7, 2019.
  • Reviewed a paper titled “Complete Convergence for Arrays of Ratios of Order Statistics”, for American Mathematical Society, November 7, 2019.
  • Resource person for the One Day State Level Workshop on “New Vistas in Social Science Research: Issues and Challenges” organized by Vidyavardhaka First Grade College, PG Department of Commerce in association with Vidyavardhaka Research Foundation and IQAC Mysuru, on October 19, 2019.
  • Reviewed a paper for American Mathematical Society titled, “Families of complementary distributions”. Statist. Probab. Lett. 141.
  • Resource Person for the session on R during the FDP on “Harnessing Statistical Analysis for the development of Artificial Intelligence framework using R and Python programming” on July 24-25, 2019.
  • Chief-guest for the One-week FDP on “Harnessing Statistical Analysis for the development of Artificial Intelligence framework using R and Python programming” organized by Department of Information Science and Engineering, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, from July 24 to July 28, 2019.
  • Resource person for the “Research Methodology and Latex” workshop at RBYM Engineering college, Bellary on July 12, 2019.
  • As a Board of Studies member, attended the meeting on revising the syllabus the B.Sc. statistics programme at Yuvaraja’s College, Mysore, on June 12, 2019.
  • Attended a Faculty Development Program on Machine Learning with Business Applications from May 20–25, 2019, organized by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Analytics Society of India.

Dr. M. Sriram
MBA, FCMA, M.Com, MPhil, Ph D
Assistant Professor - Finance
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  • Was invited to review a paper titled Understanding microfinance’s capital structure: does it alter its business model? by FIIB Business Review, Sage Publications on March 23, 2020.
  • Was invited by the Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kerala to set a question paper on Corporate Finance for their MBA program during March 2020.
  • Was invited to moderate a session on 'Economic Outlook' and Current status of the Indian Economy in the conference conducted by  Finance and Taxation Panel, CII Mysuru on February 12, 2020.
  • Served as External Examiner and conducted the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on December 30, 2019. 
  • Was invited to deliver a lecture on 'Investment Instruments' as part of a workshop on 'Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management' for U.G Management teachers held at MMK&SDM MMV College Mysuru on December 18, 2019.
  • Was invited for curriculum review  of finance courses and central valuation at Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kerala,Kasaragod on  December 13-14, 2019.
  • Was invited by the Department of Studies in Economics and Cooperation Management, University of Mysore to deliver keynote address during the inaugural of a three day workshop on 'Basic Econometrics' on November 13, 2019.
  • Was invited by the Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kerala to set a question paper on Financial Analysis and Reporting for their MBA program.
  • Reviewed a manuscript titled 'Taxpayer's Perspective towards Implementation of Goods and Service Tax(GST): Analytical Study in Amritsar City' for Management and Labour Studies, XLRI, Jamshedpur and published by SAGE.
  • Reviewed a manuscript titled 'Analysis of the Application of Budgetary Control in Non-Profit Organizations- A Case Study of ADRA Namibia' for International Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (JEIEFB).
  • Was invited to deliver a talk on 'Finances in India-Opportunities and Challenges' in the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Management,Information Technology and Education held at College of Commerce and Management, Srinivas University,Mangalore on August 17,2019.
  • Was invited as a speaker to deliver a talk on 'Trends in Capital Market' in  the 'Regional Investor Seminar'jointly organized by SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India) and NSE Limited at Tumkur on July 27, 2019.
  • Attended a one week FDP on 'Empirical Research Methods in Corporate Finance Research' at IIM Kozhikode between July 16-20, 2019.
  • Attended a one day programme on 'Foreign Exchange Risk Management' at CII Naoroji Godrej Centre of Manufacturing Excellence, CII,Mumbai. The event as held on June 19, 2019.
  • Served as External Examiner and conducted the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on May 17, 2019.

Dr. Jayakrishnan S 
Assistant Professor - Marketing
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  • Inducted into the Review board of Muma Case review published by the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business(USA) as an Associate reviewer.
  • Reviewed the paper titled "Study the significance of marketing research theories and its input to ongoing business education", submitted to the Rajagiri Management Journal published by Emerald.
  • Attended the Faculty development program on Market Research and Analytics at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode from May 6 to May 8, 2019.
  • Reviewed manuscript titled "Enhancing Modularity in Healthcare Services through Integration" for Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, SAGE publishers. 

Dr. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Assistant Professor - Economics
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  • Delivered a guest lecture on Building Economics at Wadiyar Centre for Architecture, Mysore on October 1, 2019.  
  • Delivered an invited guest lecture on the topic "Is Indian Economy Slipping to Recession? A Review" to the PG students of Vidhyavardhaka First Grade College, Mysore on September 27, 2019. 
  • Reviewed a researcher paper submitted to Management Labour and Studies, published by SAGE.  

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • Conducted a training session on "The power of Lateral Thinking" for Executive Engineers in the training program organized by ATI, Mysuru on November 7, 2019.   
  • Accompanied students of Workplace Learning and Development to a 2-day  OBT at LEAD OBT, Palakkad, Kerala on September 21-22, 2019.
  • As a resource person, handled a workshop on Emotional Intelligence at Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore on September 14, 2019.
  • As a Panel Member, attended the CII Mysuru Chapter's HR/IR panel meeting on June 19, 2019.
  • Attended a five-day Faculty Development Program on "Case Method Teaching" at IIM Trichy from May 13-17, 2019.