Faculty Outreach Activities 2020-21

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Dr. N.R. Parasuraman
LLBFCSFICWADBF, Ph.D.
Director & Professor-Finance
  • Invited to address at the TNTDPC Summit on The Future of Management Education: Leadership for the New Normal held during December 18-19, 2020 (Virtual Platform).
  • Was a panel member on "How to transform challenges into opportunities to maximise the impact" on August 20, 2020, organized by EFMD Global Network. He  addressed on the regional perspective of the B-School sharing the specific experiences, challenges and insights into the impact assessment process, particularly in pivoting during the period of crisis.
  • Delivered a webinar session on August 20, 2020, on the data presentation of the institution in the survey focused on the CBPOMS Survey. The webinar session was organized by Muscat College Nigeria.
  • Was a panel member for the Webinar on "Is Blended Learning going to be the Future of MBA teaching?" organized by MBA Rendezvous!. The panel which included leaders in the Management Education discussed the key aspects of online education & face to face teaching and how the stakeholders of a B-School come together to bridge the Digital Divide. Further, the discussion focused on access to online resources and adaptability to the new normal.

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta
M.A. & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Reviewed a manuscript titled Stages of Organizational Conscience, manuscript no. M 20 75718 for the Common Ground Publishers' Journal collection - The Organization Collection.
  • Reviewed a manuscript titled - An Assessment of Community Assets, and gaps in its utilizations, Assela city Administration, manuscript no.  IJSA/21.09.20/0882. for International Journal of  Sociology and Anthropology ( IJSA) part of academic journal org.
  • Reviewed the manuscript titled - Viability Analysis of Small Hydroelectric Power Projects in Saal Valley in Ravi basin of Chamba District in North Western Himalayas, manuscript number - IJSA 25.06.20-0864 for the journal  International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology ( IJSA). part of academic journals.org
  • Reviewed the article titled “Enhancing organizational workgroups” submitted for publication in the The Organization Collection, Common Ground Publishers, USA, Manuscript no. ID 75211.
  • Reviewed the article titled “Analysis of Children’s Social Competence – An African Perspective” submitted for publication in the International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, ISSN: 2006-988X DOI: 10.5897/IJSA, Manuscript no. IJSA-29.10.20-0883.
  • Reviewed the article titled “Feuerbach’s Anthropology, Human Existence and Philosophy” submitted for publication in the International Journal of Sociology And Anthropology, ISSN: 2006-988X, DOI: 10.5897/IJSA, Manuscript no. IJSA/19.11.20/0891.
  • Reviewed the article titled "Sex differences in mate selection criteria in Bangladesh: A study from the perspective of assortative vs. disassortative mating” submitted for publication in the The interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, Common Ground Publishers, USA.
  • Reviewed the article titled "The Interaction between Organisational Culture and Individual Behaviour: a Conceptual Approach” submitted for publication in the Organization Studies Journal, Common Ground Publishers, USA.

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
M.A. in HRM, GradIPD & Ph.D.
Professor - OB/HRM
  • Appointed as a member of National Council for Higher Education,  Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry ( WICCI), for the year 2021.
  • Delivered an online lecture on the topic "Job Evaluation" on November 3, 2020 at SDM College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad, Department of Management Studies, as a part of the 'Compensation & Benefits Management' course.
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on the topic "Strategic Human Resource Management - An Analysis amongst pandemic", during a National level webinar, at St.Joseph’s College,Hassan, on August 19, 2020.

Dr. M.R. Suresh
PGDRM & Ph.D
Professor - Marketing
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  • Adjudicator for M Phil dissertation in the Marketing Area submitted at Christ University, Bangalore.He was also External Examiner for the candidate's thesis defence
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on Marketing and Consumer behaviour on Oct 9, 2020 for Dept of Management Studies, SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad. The session was highly appreciated and Letter of Appreciation received from SDMCET.
  • Reviewed a paper of Consumer Psychological Contract Breach for Global Business Research Journal.
  • Conducted 2-Day "Workshop on Cases Methods" to the case authors during August 12 and 13, 2020 at ATI, Mysuru. The workshop was organized jointly by the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) PPP Cell, Mysuru and SDMIMD Mysuru.
  • Reviewed the case submissions of faculty colleagues as part of the editorial process for the proposed Case Volume on PPP jointly brought out by ATI, Mysuru and SDMIMD
  • Conducted 2-Day "Workshop on Cases Methods" to the case authors during August 12 and 13, 2020 at ATI, Mysuru. The workshop was organized jointly by the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) PPP Cell, Mysuru and SDMIMD Mysuru. 

Dr. Prasad S.N.
ME, PGDM, Ph D
Professor - Strategy & General Management
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  • Inviting as a final stage assessor for entrepreneurial ideas for funding in the Automotive and E Vehicle sector by EvXprts India. 
  • Invited as Subject Matter Expert to assess entrepreneurial ideas in the final stage for funding by Lemon Ideas, Ahmedabad. 
  • Conducted a Training Session on "PPP projects in the Integrated Agricultural Development (IAD) and Renewable Energy in India" on August 27, 2020, for the Govt. Horticulture Officers of Davangere Division, Karnataka. The training program was organized & hosted by the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) - PPP Cell, Mysuru.   
  • Attended the workshop on case writing on PPP projects at ATI, Mysore on August 12-13, 2020.
  • As part of the CII- Industry-Institute-Panel, he was a resource person in the webinar on the Online Education and the Challenges Faced by the Teaching Faculty on August 2, 2020.
  • Participated and conducted the webinar on the BSIS Webinar platform on the Impact on the Regional Eco-system by SDMIMD, Mysore.
  • Was invited to join the Board of Studies of the SDMCET-Department of MBA in May 2020.
  • Was invited to join the Core Executive Group of the EvXperts Foundation, a non-profit body to promote training and education in technology and specifically Electric Vehicle & Renewable energy area. 

Prof. Malathi Sriram
MCA, P.G. Diploma in System Analysis, M.Phil.
Associate Professor - Systems
  • Invited as a resource person at the webinar on "Online Education in COVID times: Opportunities and Challenges", Organized by CII Mysore Women Network Forum on August 4, 2020. She deliberated on the opportunities and challenges of online education and shared tips on how one can make effective use of online education.

Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
M.Sc., MDBA & Ph.D
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Invited to deliver a motivational talk (virtual mode) to the undergraduate and post-graduate students of SDMMMK, held on January 15, 2021. The talk was part of a series of talks arranged during the "Yuva Sapthaha" organised to commemorate the birth celebrations of Swami Vivekananda by the NSS wing of the college.
  • Conducted a MDP on "Communicating Effectively in the Virtual World" on December 18, 2020.
  • Attended a webinar on 'The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching and Learning Online' organised by Harvard Business Publishing on December 17, 2020.
  • Attended a virtual conference on "Empowering Women: Building the Bridge" organised by the CII Women Networking Forum, Mysore chapter on November 27, 2020.
  • Attended a webinar on 'Teaching Business Communication Today!' organised by Oxford University Press on September 18, 2020.
  • Attended a webinar on 'Amplifying Engagement: Energising Students in Large Online Classrooms' organised by Harvard Business School on September 17, 2020.
  • Participated in a SDMIMD Toastmasters virtual meeting held on September 5, 2020 with the theme "Ikigai". This meeting was held to commemorate the completion of 6 years of the club which was founded in 2014.
  • Liaised with the Bharti Foundation to write a case study on PPPs in school education in India
  • Invited as a resource person at the webinar on "Online Education in COVID times: Opportunities and Challenges", Organized by CII Mysore Women Network Forum on August 4, 2020. She deliberated on the opportunities and challenges of online education and shared tips on how one can make effective use of online education.

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj
MCA, M.Phil
Associate Professor - Systems
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  • Attended the 17'th Annual Lecture on Informatics, organised by Informatics, Bengaluru, held on December 11, 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on Campus Digitisation, organised by AICTE in association with edX, held on December 9, 2020.
  • Attended a Virtual Session on Cyber Security, organised by CII, Mysuru, held on October 29, 2020.
  • Attended the workshop on How to publish your manuscript successfully with Wiley, held on October 14, 2020.
  • Was the Chief Guest for the 8th Anniversary Celebration of the Institute’s chapter of Computer Society of India at ATME College of Engineering, Mysuru, held on August 10, 2020.
  • Was the resource person for the Webinar on Business Analytics organised by Vidyanvarthaka College of Engineering, Mysuru, held on August 8, 2020.
  • Was a resource person for the Webinar on the Online Education and the challenges faced by the Teaching Faculty, organised by CII, Mysuru, held on August 2, 2020.

Dr. Srilakshminarayana.G
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Quantitative Methods
  • Acted as a question paper setter, Operations Research, for the Kirloskar Institute for Advanced Management Studies.
  • Reviewed a paper titled "Challenges and Strategies for Effective Stress Management in the New Normal-An Empirical Study" for the IRTM conference, held from 26-28 February, 2021.
  • Reviewed a paper titled "Impact of Customer Trust in Online Shopping Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study on Dhaka, Bangladesh", for the IRTM conference, held from 26-28 February, 2021.
  • Included as a reviewer for the journal Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ), Scopus indexed, 2021.
  • Reviewed a paper titled "Entrepreneurial Intention Among Millennials", for the journal Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ), Scopus indexed, 2021.
  • Reviewed a paper titled “The Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Knowledge Creation-Firm Performance Nexus: Evidence from Indonesian IT Companies”, for the journal Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ), Scopus indexed, 2021.
  • Presented a paper titled "On the Tail Behaviour of the Nifty-50 Stocks during Crises" during the two day1st Rajagiri Management Conference organized by Rajagiri Business School held on October 15 & 16, 2020.
  • Attended a two-day online FDP on "Research Methods and Data Analysis" on October 13 & 14, 2020, organized by Rajagiri Business School.
  • Attended a two week online FDP on "Hands on writing and publishing research paper for reputed journals" from September 7 to September 19, 2020, organized by Silicon City College of Management and Commerce.
  • Attended a webinar on "Banking, Finance and Investments", held on  September 5, 2020, organized by Institute of Actuaries of India. 

Dr. M. Sriram
MBA, FCMA, M.Com, MPhil, Ph D
Associate Professor - Finance
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  • Invited by International Journal of Emerging Markets as reviewer for the manuscripts submitted to the journal. The journal is published by Emerald Publishing and indexed in ABDC-B, SCOPUS-Q2, ABS-3 and other leading databases.
  • Invited to moderate a session on 'Economic Outlook- State of the Economy' in the conference organized by Finance and Taxation Panel, CII Mysuru on March 19, 2021 (online). The session was delivered by Sri. Nagaraj Garla, Executive Director, IDBI Bank Ltd.
  • Invited by CFTRI as a resource person to conduct training on 'Essentials of Financial Statements','DPR (Detailed Project Report) and its essentials' as part of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for Training of Trainers (TOT) of District Level Trainees (DLTs) of Karnataka State under PM-FME Scheme. The sessions were delivered(online) over two days March 2-3, 2021.
  • Was invited as a panel member in the evaluation and selection of faculty for the Department of Business Administration, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (Autonomous), Mysuru on January 28, 2021.
  • Attended a 4 day MDP (online) on 'Frontiers of Infrastructure and Project Finance' organized by Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur between January 7 and 10, 2021.
  • Invited as an external examiner to conduct the Ph D viva voce examination on the topic 'Demerger as a method of Corporate Restructuring in Indian Context'. The viva voce was organized by GLS School of Doctoral Research, GLS University, Ahmedabad on January 13, 2021.
  • Was invited to set a question paper on 'Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management by Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar.
  • Attended an online workshop on Capital Budgeting organized by Department of Business and Accounting, Muscat College,Oman on November 24,2020.
  • Invited to deliver a talk (Virtual) on 'Essential Skills for MBA Students' during the induction program for I year MBA participants organized by School of Management, Central University of Kerala on November 26,2020.
  • Was invited as an external examiner to conduct the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting (virtual mode) at School of Management, Presidency University, Bengaluru on November 12, 2020.
  • Delivered a talk on 'Financial Markets' as part of a skill development course to the students of Class 10, Kautilya Vidyalaya on October 17, 2020.
  • Served as an external examiner and conducted the Doctoral Committee meeting (online) at School of Management, SASTRA (Deemed to be University),Thanjavur on August 22, 2020.
  • Attended a one week online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Panel Data Analysis in Finance Research during Augsut 17-22, 2020. The program was organized by the Department of Humanities, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.
  • Appointed as an external member in the BoS (Board of Studies) of Department of Business Administration, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (Autonomous), Mysuru.
  • Reviewed a manuscript titled 'Renewal Choices and Financial Performance of Commercial Enterprises Listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya' for Global Business Research Journals, UAE. 
  • Reviewed a manuscript titled 'REINSURANCE AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF NON-LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN GHANA' for Management and Labour Studies Journal, XLRI Jamshedpur and published by SAGE.
  • Was invited by School of Research and Innovation, GLS University, Ahmedabad to evaluate a Ph D thesis titled 'Demergers as a method of corporate restructuring in Indian Context' on April 24, 2020.

Dr. Jayakrishnan S 
BscPGDMPGCAM & PR, FPM (NITIE)
Associate Professor - Marketing
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  • Reviewed a research article titled "Customer value creation – A case study of Indian health insurance industry from value net perspective" for  Management and Labour Studies (XLRI-Jamshedpur), Sage publications.
  • Reviewed a research article titled "Exploring customer awareness and experience in Banks". A case Study of UK Commercial vs Islamic Bank for Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, Sage publishers
  • Reviewed a research article titled "Bibliometric Overview of the Artificial Intelligence Research in Management: Analysis from 2010 to 2020" for Management and Labour Studies (XLRI-Jamshedpur), Sage.
  • Reviewed a research article titled "Identifying, Prioritizing and Ranking of Factors Influencing the PhD Milestones’ Completion Delays"  for  Quality & Quantity (Scopus and ABDC journal) published by Springer. 
  • Reviewed a case titled "Covid-19, Forcing a tougher decision for the office of decision support at the University of South Florida" for  The Muma Case Review published by  The University of South Florida. 
  • Review of the manuscript titled "Framework on the adoption of Food app- A study in using extended TAM Model" for the Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC- B journal and Scopus) published by Wiley publications.
  • Attended a webinar on  "Writing Cases Remotely: Practical Tips For Case Writers and Researchers" by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) and Ivey Business school on  April 16, 2020.
  • Review of the manuscript titled "The effect of food-related personality traits on festival visitors’ loyalty: the mediating and moderating roles of food neophobia" for Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Emerald ( ABDC- A  journal (2019) and Scopus).

Dr. Venkatraja B
MA, Ph.D
Associate Professor - Economics
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  • Was invited to deliver a talk on "The Union Budget: 2021-22 : A Review" at Maharani's Commerce and Management College, Mysore on February 17, 2021.
  • Reviewed on invitation a research article submitted to International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, SCOPUS indexed.
  • Reviewed on invitation a research paper submitted to Heliyon - a scopus indexed journal published by Elsevier. 

Prof. L Gandhi
M.A., M.B.A., M.Phil., UGC-NET
Assistant Professor - OB/HRM
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  • Delivered an online lecture on "Managerial lessons from Swami Vivekananda's life" to the students of AMITY University as a part of their National Youth Day celebrations on January 12, 2021.
  • Conducted a webinar on 'National Education Policy 2020'. In the webinar, he has highlighted the Salient features of NEP 2020 with regard to School and Higher Education. This webinar was organized by CSI College of Engineering, Ketti, The Nilgiris on October 10, 2020. 
  • Was interviewed by Pagalguy- a leading education network in India on September 8, 2020. They solicited responses on the scenario of management education post COVID, role of technology in management education, USPs of SDMIMD, Accomplishments of SDMIMD, Diversity at SDMIMD, Curriculum followed at SDMIMD, what are the parameters to select B-Schools etc., The interview was conducted by Mr. Allwin Angel, Founder & CEO of Pagalguy.
  • Addressed the MBA students through Collegedunia on the topic- "Future of MBA post COVID" on August 20, 2020.
  • Conducted a webinar on 'Demystifying Human Resources' to MBA/PGDM Aspirants/students on July 24, 2020. He addressed in the webinar on Fundamentals of HR, Emotional Intelligence for HR Managers  & HR Challenges in VUCA world and Post COVID.This webinar was organized by MBA Rendezvous and coordinated by Mr. Anshul Kapoor, COO of MBA Rendezvous.

Prof. Anand Sasikumar
BTech(Mech),MBA,MS(IE,Canada)
Assistant Professor - Operations
  • Invited as a Resource person for the Faculty Development Program on the topic "How to use Case Study based teaching methods  effectively" for the faculty members of Department of Management Studies, SDMCET, Dharwad on Saturday February 20,2021.
  • Invited a resource person to engage in an online Session on “Forecasting tools and techniques” organized by SDM college of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad on September 18, 2020.
  • Attended a Short term course on "Additive and Smart Manufacturing" organised by NIT Trichy held during September 7-11, 2020 through Video conferencing (Online mode).

Dr. Sunil M.V
MLISc, Ph.D
Assistant Professor 
  • Participated in the 17th Annual Lecture on Informatics held on December 11, 2020.
  • Invited as a resource person at the Webinar on "Contract Management in PPP" organized by Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru, from November 25 to November 27, 2020.
  • Invited as a resource person at the Webinar on "Sensitization on PPP" organized by Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru, held on November 21, 2020.
  • Invited as a resource person at the Webinar on "Scientific Writing" organized by Institutional Research Committee, SDM Institute of Ayurveda & Hospital, Bengaluru from November 17-21, 2020.
  • Was invited to conduct a National Level Webinar on the topic "How to Utilize e-Resources for Research and Publications" on September 7, 2020. The Webinar was organized by AGMR College of Engineering & Technology, Varur, Hubballi.   
  • Participated in the 2-Day Workshop on Cases Methods held during August 12 and 13, 2020 at ATI, Mysuru. The workshop was organized jointly by the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) PPP Cell, Mysuru and SDMIMD Mysuru. 
  • Delivered session on "e-Resources for Literature Review" on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, scheduled as part of the week-long FDP on Research Methodology for Social Sciences: Tools, Techniques and Practices held during August 24 to 30, 2020 organized by MBA Department of Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore.
  • Delivered session on "Organizing for Systematic Literature Review" on Monday, August 24, 2020, scheduled as part of the week-long FDP on Research in Social Science and Management Studies held during August 21 to 27, 2020 organized by the Department of Business Administration, SAHYADRI College of Engineering & Management, Mangaluru.
  • Delivered invited talk on "Open Educational Resources and Effective Search Techniques” to faculty and researcher in the online session organized by the Department of Library, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru on August 6, 2020.
  • Delivered online session on "Use of PubMed for Medical Research" for faculty, researchers and PG Students of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, JSS Medical University, Mysore, on July 24, 2020.