2020

SDMIMD gets BSIS Impact Label from EFMD

SDMIMD is now the first institute in Southern India and second in the Country to secure Business School Impact System (BSIS) Certification from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD) Global Network.
 
The expert team from BSIS headed by Dr Michael Kalika examined the impact made by the Institute on education, business development, intellectual, regional eco-system, societal, visibility and financial. The expert team has appreciated the institute’s notable impact on the region and at the national level. The representation of students from 20+ states, 100% placement record, quality research publications by the faculty, institute networking with local and national bodies, association with the industry, association, press, government institutions and civic bodies have made SDMIMD to earn good points. The involvement of the institute in organizing events to introduce the cultural, social, and professional image of Mysore has earned appreciation from the committee.
 
The BSIS Impact quality stamp to SDMIMD has added another feature to the cap with 2 International Accreditations – Accreditation Council of Business School Programs (ACBSP) from USA and EFMD’s Program Accreditation System (EPAS) for Europe.  The BSIS impact has made SDMIMD to identify, measure and assess the impact on society at large. 

Startup Charcha 2020

SDMIMD conducted the event Startup Charcha on February 12, 2020. This event is a culmination of various entrepreneurship activities undertaken by Swayam - E cell of SDMIMD students. It is also an event that is in line with the current surge in interest on startups and the conducive policy environment for the same. SDMIMD had initiated entrepreneurship activities to give conceptual insights to PGDM students on Entrepreneurship. Swayam – E cell of SDMIMD students has undertaken many activities in the last five years. An elective on Entrepreneurship has also been part of the PGDM program at SDMIMD.

The Startup Charcha event held, for the sixth year in succession had Mr. Vishwa Alva, Founder and Managing Director, Skanray Technologies delivering the Keynote address. In his Keynote address Mr. Alva highlighted the path taken to build a successful company and emphasized the need for innovation. He commented about the various opportunities today for young professionals. He described his journey as an entrepreneur and various challenges faced in the initial stages. He highlighted the importance of having a good team and a source of finance for youngsters who wish to pursue an entrepreneurial dream. Mr. Alva also emphasized the importance of dealing with regulatory frameworks and establishing a strong foundation of good governance right from inception of a startup. In his address he underlined the importance of startups being socially responsible and developing such practices in the organisation. Mr Alva emphasized that MBA graduates who planned to become entrepreneurs ought to have a good understanding of financial management practices and accounting concepts.  Startups have a lot in common in their path to success but the challenges varied in each case and the solutions might be unique, he added.

A Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship: Issues, Challenges and Way Ahead, was also part of the event and was moderated by Dr M R Suresh, Professor and Chairperson E-Cell at SDMIMD. The Distinguished Panellists were Mr. Vijaysimha, SDMIMD Alumnus and Founder and CEO, Suvashna Training and Development Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Vijay Krishnamurthy, Sports Management Consultant and Dr. B. Venkatraja, Faculty Member, SDMIMD.

In the panel discussion many aspects of entrepreneurship and overcoming initial difficulties of startups were discussed. The government policy reforms for the same and its implications were also discussed by the panel members. The other areas of discussion were Grassroot entrepreneurship for wealth creation, rural entrepreneurship and sports as a booming sector for new venture creation. The objective of setting up a venture should not be just for valuation, it should also make a difference and there is a need to explore entrepreneurship models that provide value to stakeholders, the panellists said. It is very important to be pragmatic while being adventurous was a piece of advice of the panel to the young audience.

Startup Charcha 2020 also had an Insight talk by Dr. M. Sriram, Faculty member, SDMIMD. He opined that a sound working knowledge of preparing financial statements was required for an entrepreneur and emphasized the need to differentiate between capital and revenue expenditure. He briefed the audience about the projections of financial statements both in terms of impact and sustainability of revenue and cautioned entrepreneurs to emphasize on cash flows as opposed to profits. He further highlighted the importance of weighing the pros and cons of various financing approaches for new ventures such as included bootstrapping, venture capitals, and private equities.

Naissance - The Annual Management Fest

SDMIMD, Mysuru inaugurated its flagship B-School Management Fest ‘Naissance 2020 – Battle of the Zodiac Signs’, with Mr. Ryshyanth, Superintendent of Police (SP), Mysore District and Mr. H. S. Nagesh, Vijaya Bank, Mysore as distinguished Chief Guests. 
 
Mr. Ryshyanth, SP Mysore District, began his speech by stating that competition such as Naissance would bring the best talent out of students. He opined that the gap between education and company’s expectations are being bridged by educational institutes such as SDMIMD. He encouraged the students to think differently, be competitive and work hard. He also urged the students to keep in mind what is relevant currently. He concluded his speech by urging the students to understand the advantages that India has and how this can be projected to create a brand image for India.
 
Mr. H. S Nagesh from Vijaya bank congratulated the students of the institute and conveyed his best wishes to more than 150 participating young student managers representing B Schools from Karnataka and neighbouring states.
 
Earlier, Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director of SDMIMD, welcomed the gathering and shared her views and thoughts about Naissance 2020 and its theme.  Student coordinator Ms. Sristi Roy Chowdhury gave a brief about the theme of ‘Naissance 2020 – Battle of the Zodiac Signs’, which revolved around the management lessons and principles to be derived from Signs of Zodiac which battle to prove their mettle.    
 
The two-day national level B-School fest witnessed the intellectual battle and supremacy between the brightest minds of premier B-schools of India. The students from Christ University, Bangalore emerged as Winners of Naissance 2020 by their outstanding performance in various events- Aquarius (Toastmaster Event), Libra (Entrepreneurship Skills Event), Gemini (HR Event), Capricorn: (Systems/IT Event), Scorpion (Marketing Marketing) organized as a part of the Management Fest.

Startup Charcha 2020

SDMIMD conducted the event Startup Charcha on February 12, 2020. This event is a culmination of various entrepreneurship activities undertaken by Swayam - E cell of SDMIMD students. It is also an event that is in line with the current surge in interest on startups and the conducive policy environment for the same. SDMIMD had initiated entrepreneurship activities to give conceptual insights to PGDM students on Entrepreneurship. Swayam – E cell of SDMIMD students has undertaken many activities in the last five years. An elective on Entrepreneurship has also been part of the PGDM program at SDMIMD. Read More>

One-Day Workshop for Women Professionals

The event will be rescheduled in the month of May 2020. The Exact date will be updated very soon
“Investing in women means investing in the people who invest in everyone else.”  - Melinda Gates
Women don multiple hats today as an entrepreneur, an executive, a leader, a manager, a homemaker and so on. Creating an ecosystem that helps women balance the multiple roles they play in life is essential to the empowerment of women. Every year, March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day to honor women and assess how far they have come and what more can be done to empower her. 
 
This year, the theme for the International Women’s Day 2020 is ‘Each for Equal’ – which is aimed at creating an equal world for an enabled world. Equality is not a women’s issue, but a business issue and each of us needs to strive to achieve a gender equal world. A recent McKinsey report reveals that in the last five years, more women have risen to the top levels in their companies. A large number of companies are consciously encouraging gender diversity and the companies where men actively champion gender diversity are much more likely to progress than the rest. 
 
On the occasion of Women’s day this year, which is also our Silver Jubilee year, we at SDMIMD, have put together a one-day training program “Empow(h)er” on Friday, March 6, 2020, for women, by women. This program is aimed at women professionals and will comprise of sessions to empower women. The program has been conceived and executed by the women faculty at SDMIMD under the guidance of the Deputy Director, Dr. H. Gayathri. 
 
To encourage greater participation in the sessions, we have limited the number of participants to 30. Since registration is on first come first served basis, we request you to register at the earliest. As a special gesture towards women professionals, the  registration fee is only Rs. 2000. 

Program Schedule

Time

Session Details

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Registration
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Welcome Address by Dr. N. R. Parasuraman
  • Overview of the workshop by Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
  • Group Photo

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The Power of Self  by Dr. H. Gayathri

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Tea Break

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Work Life Balance by Dr. Mousumi Sengupta

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Social Media and its role in a Digital World by Prof. Malathi Sriram

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Tea Break

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Communication Strategies for Women in the Workplace 
by Dr. Neetu Ganapathy

5:00 PM

Feedback and Valedictory


Resource Persons
Dr. H. Gayathri
Deputy – Director & Professor - Marketing
SDMIMD, Mysore

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Dr. Mousumi Sengupta
Professor - OB/HRM
SDMIMD, Mysore
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Prof. Malathi Sriram
Associate Professor - Systems
SDMIMD, Mysore
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Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
Associate Professor - Systems & Business Communication
SDMIMD, Mysore
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Registration
Registration fee is Rs. 2000. 
Registration Link: https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/empower

Payment Option
Online Payment link: https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/sdmpayment/

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The Federal Bank Ltd
Branch Mysore, Jayalakshmi Puram
Beneficiary: SDM Institute for Management Development
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D.D. / Multicity Cheque should be in favour of The Director, SDM Institute for Management Development, Payable at Mysore, D.D. / Multicity Cheque No.

Quick Contact
Dr. Neetu Ganapathy
Email: neetug@sdmimd.ac.in
Phone: 0821-2429722 Extn: 1110