2021-22

Foundation Day Lecture 2021

Foundation Day Lecture Invitation

SDMIMD is hosting its ‘Foundation Day’ on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM in its Institute Campus. SDMIMD commenced its operations in the year 1993 with an aim to extend Management Education to the young graduates. The institute’s Foundation Day is centred around knowledge sharing by successful institutional leaders and eminent personalities through foundation day lecture. 
 
The Foundation Day Lecture 2021 will be delivered by Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, IAS (Retd.) Chancellor of Central University of Gujarat, Non-Executive Chairman, Bank of Baroda; and Former Finance Secretary and Revenue Secretary of Government of India.  
 

Foundation Day Lecture 2021

Dr. Hasmukh Adhia IAS (Retd)
Chancellor, Central University of Gujarat
Non-Executive Chairman, Bank of Baroda
Former Union Finance Secretary & Revenue Secretary

Foundation Day Lecture Invitation


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SDMIMD is hosting its ‘Foundation Day’ on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM in its Institute Campus. SDMIMD commenced its operations in the year 1993 with an aim to extend Management Education to the young graduates. The institute’s Foundation Day is centred around knowledge sharing by successful institutional leaders and eminent personalities through foundation day lecture. 
 
The Foundation Day Lecture 2021 will be delivered by Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, IAS (Retd.) Chancellor of Central University of Gujarat, Non-Executive Chairman, Bank of Baroda; and Former Finance Secretary and Revenue Secretary of Government of India.  
 
In previous years, the Foundation Day Lecture was delivered by Dr Devi Shetty, well known cardiologist, and Founder of Narayana Hrudayalaya; Dr Harish Hande, CEO of SELCO India and Ramon Magsaysay award winner; Mr Sivakumar, Chief Executive of ITC Agrotech; Mr Vivek Kulkarni, I.A.S., Chairman of Brickwork India, Former Information Technology & Biotechnology Secretary, Government of Karnataka; Shri. T S Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India; Mr. B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman of Tata Steel; and Dr K. Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO),. The speakers shared their insights through the lectures. The archives are made available in the event webpage https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/foundationday  
 
Brief Profile of the Speaker: 
 
Dr. Hasmukh Adhia is an officer of Indian Administrative Service, who retired on 30th November 2018 as Union Finance Secretary & Revenue Secretary in Government of India. He is at present non-executive Chairman of Bank of Baroda, and also the Chancellor of Central University of Gujarat. He also serves as a member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. 
 
Dr. Hasmukh Adhia has a Master’s degree in Accountancy. A Gold medallist from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, he holds a Ph.D. in Yoga from Swami Vivekanand Yoga University, Bangalore.
 
Prior to his posting as Finance Secretary, he was Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India for the period from November 2014 till August, 2015.
 
As Finance and Revenue Secretary, he was credited with successful implementation of GST in India. He was also known for his relentless drive against the black money.
 
On the occasion of his superannuation in November 2018, Late Shri Arun Jaitley, the then finance minister of India praised Dr Adhia’s contribution a in Facebook post. He said, "Dr Adhia was unquestionably a highly competent, disciplined, no-nonsense civil servant and of course, with impeccable integrity."
 
A few  of the other positions held by him include Principal Secretary to the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi (2003-06), Principal Secretary (Education), Gujarat (2008-13), Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), Gujarat (2013-14), Industries Commissioner, Gujarat (2001-02), Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation and Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation.
 
By virtue of his position, he served on the Board of Directors of following institutions / companies at different times:
 
Institutions
 
Reserve Bank of India
State Bank of India
Life Insurance Corporation of India
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar
Central University, Gandhi Nagar
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology
 
Companies
 
India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL)
EXIM Bank
GST Network Limited
Gujarat State Fertilizers Company
Narmada Valley Fertilizer Company
Gujarat State Petroleum Corp.
 

Talk on ‘Building Public Image’ by CEO, The Hindu Group

'What counts in the life is the principles that we stood for, people we touched, and the way we changed the world even in a small way by pursuing a purpose truly bigger than ourselves. Those are the real legacies that will outlive us' said Mr. L.V. Navaneeth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited. Mr. Naveaneeth delivered the invited talk on 'Building & Communicating a Public Image - Strategies for Working Professionals’ organized by Prerana - the SDM Institute for Management Development Alumni Association and SDMIMD on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
 
Speaking on leadership, Mr. Navaneeth opined that no person is an island. Every individual has connected to the larger entity; the positive influence and the shared vision will help us grow as leaders. The Character, Ability, Purpose (CAP) of an individual, which brings the pursuit of excellence, skill & ethics, values with Indian ethos, can build the public image and communicates what one has cultivated in his life. Sharing his experience in family and public life, the speaker said, 'Image in the minds of the public matters. The Consistency of Character, Credibility through Ability, and Clarity in Purpose will speak about the self-image and public image'.
 
The talk introduced the various dimensions of public life. The experiences and anecdotes by the speakers shared the sensitivity, influence, and the impact one can make on others towards the positive attitude, ethics, values, and sense of life. The students on campus, alumni members, and faculty members participated in the virtual event.

SDMIMD’s Overseas Program Certificate Awarding Ceremony

As a part of new initiatives to bring in focus on social responsibility, ethics and sustainability coupled with business excellence to overseas students, SDMIMD conducted 20-hour ‘Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility’ for the foreign students of St. Philomena’s College, Mysore.  The program culminated in an award ceremony held at SDMIMD campus on August, 24, 2021. Read More>

SDMIMD’s Overseas Program Certificate Awarding Ceremony

As a part of new initiatives to bring in focus on social responsibility, ethics and sustainability coupled with business excellence to overseas students, SDMIMD conducted 20-hour ‘Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility’ for the foreign students of St. Philomena’s College, Mysore.  The program culminated in an award ceremony held at SDMIMD campus on August, 24, 2021.

The first batch had 21 students from 7 countries – Papua Newguinea, Afghanistan, Yemen, Jordon, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Somalia – who received the Program Certificate from Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/Manager, St. Philomena’s College Institutions, Mysore.
 
Prof. Othbert Pinto – PG Director, St. Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Mysore, expressing his view said that the effective delivery of 20-hour program aimed at overall exposure to diverse aspects of Indian business environment – introduced the culture, ethics, leadership, consumer behaviour, social responsibility, corporate culture, leadership and Indian family business. The overseas students well received the sessions.  He appreciated the course content delivery, and the reference materials provided during the course. 
 
Director of SDMIMD, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman expressed happiness at the successful completion of the program and gave the audience the background and philosophy behind the offering.
 
Mr. Ronal Prakash Cutinha, IQAC Coordinator, St. Philomena’s College, stated that ‘the collaboration between SDMIMD and St. Philomena’s has ensured the benefit to the faculty members & student community in knowledge sharing and adding value to the holistic development of the students. 
 
The principal of St. Philomena’s, Dr. Alphonsus D’Souza, faculty members, and staff from SDMIMD and St. Philomena’s were present. 
 
Dr. Sunil M.V., Head – Academic Administration and lead of the Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) informed that the encouraging and positive feedback about the learning from the program by the 21 overseas students of the first batch is highly motivating. SDMIMD will continue its effort to introduce India and its business environment with a sense of social responsibility to the overseas students.  

Guest talk by Dr.Thomas

Dr.Thomas, Chairman, Lead College of Management and Lead OBT, Palakkad, Kerala, delivered a guest lecture and spoke about outbound learning while recalling recollections of previous years' offline activities-based learning. Students learned about the value and benefits of outbound learning, as well as how it helps people work together, trust one other, and coordinate their efforts. Different sizes of rubix cubes were also introduced to educate indirectly how to adapt and alter when working in groups to get work done on a large scale. His Guinness World Records achievements motivated students and taught them not to be afraid of achieving anything. Overall it was a very insightful session.

75th Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day holds much importance in the lives of every Indian. On this day, we got freedom after a long struggle of thousands of freedom fighters and great leaders. With this spirit, SDMIMD celebrated the 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. Dr. Anand Sasikumar, Faculty, SDMIMD, hoisted the tricolor and addressed the gathering. 
 
In his address, Dr. Anand Sasikumar said Independence Day is a significant day to keep the spirit of patriotism alive and at the same time enjoy the spirit of freedom. India has shown phenomenal growth since its independence in various fields like science, technology, and agriculture. Now it is our turn to continue the legacy of achieving significant milestones in the next generations.
 
Students, staff, and faculty members participated in the celebration. 

Special talk on ‘With Freedom comes Responsibility’

On the 75th Independence Day occasion on August 15, 2021, the SDMIMD Toastmasters club organized a special meeting. The highlight of the meeting was a speech titled "With Freedom comes Responsibility" by the Deputy Director, Dr (Lt Col) S. N. Prasad, SDMIMD, which inspired the Toastmasters to be responsible. The meeting was attended by the club mentor Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, students of SDMIMD, and Toastmasters from other clubs.