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BCIC Workshops for PGCM 2021-22

The 1-Year PGCM 2021-22 participated in the following online workshops organized by Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) 

  • Workshop on “e-Mobility” 
  • Seminar on “5G Advanced Technologies and Applications” 
  • Workshop on “Fostering India - Japan Relationship” 
  • Workshop on Lean 4.0 - Integration of Lean and Industry 4.0
  • Session on Improving Energy Performance - A Systemic Approach
  • Session on “How to attract Taiwanese investments into India” 
  • Workshop on 'New Paradigms in Leadership'
  • Workshop on “Non-Conventional Avenues of Fundraising MSMEs and Emerging Corporates”

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9th International Conference on Corporate Finance and Financial Markets

The 9th International Finance conference was held on 28th and 29th October,2021 at SDMIMD (virtual model). The conference was inaugurated by Sri.F.R.Singhvi, Joint Managing Director, Sansera Engineering Ltd Bengaluru who also delivered the keynote address. During the keynote address, he stressed on the importance of holding liquid assets for growth and sustenance of business. Liquidity ensures that businesses maintain adequate cash flows and are insulated from the vagaries of changes in macro-economic factors. He also touched upon how the automation process through AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) is changing the landscape of the finance function and the business at large. Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD released the conference proceedings in the form of a CD. During his speech, he highlighted the recent developments in the corporate finance and financial markets. Earlier, Dr.M.Sriram, Associate Professor-Finance, SDMIMD and the conference chair welcomed the gathering and introduced the conference theme for the year 2021.
 
Technical session delivered by Mr.Bharathram, Lokkur Finvestt Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru focused on the factors driving the capital market. He also briefed the audience on the various aspects which need to be looked into before making any investments. Mr.Jacob Thomas, Delivery Manager, TCS Ltd, Germany spoke on block chain and cryptocurrency. His talk covered the nuances of blockchain technology and its application in various aspects of management. There were about 50 research papers which were presented by participants from India and abroad.
 
The valedictory address was delivered by Ms.Rajni Thakur, Chief Economist, RBL Bank Ltd, Mumbai. She provided an outlook on the current state of the financial markets and discussed how the global pandemic has impacted the economies in large and the functioning of financial markets. She was emphatic that fundamentals of the economy have started to rebound and the same was reflected in the performance of the financial markets in India.

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade releases Dr.NRP's book

SDM Educational Trust Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade releases the 4th edition book 'Derivatives and Risk Management' by Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore. The book “Fundamentals and Financial Derivatives” was first bought out in 2008 by Wiley publishers. The book has attained popularity among students and faculty alike. The 2nd and 3rd edition of the book was bought out in 2012 and 2016 respectively. The 4th edition of the book has come out now under the revised title “Derivatives and Risk Management”. Tata McGraw Hill have taken over the rights of publication.

Toastmaster Club Activities

  
SDMIMD Toastmasters works with a shared vision of Toastmasters International and encourages the students to achieve their potential. SDMIMD Toastmasters Club is heading towards a milestone of the 100th meeting on December 12, 2021. To make each meeting count, several educational sessions were organized in the month of October.
 
SDMIMD Toastmasters Club organized an interactive educational session on "Creative Table Topics" on 3rd October 2021, by a well-known Toastmaster of the Mysuru area, TM Azharnaveed Kairdi. Through this session, club members encountered abundant ideas for table topics, where each speaker will be given 2 minutes to speak on that topic.
 
Apart from the regular weekly meetings, our club also conducted an educational session on the topic “Mastering Presentation” on 17th October 2021, by Sandipa Maheswari, DTM. This session was addressed by SDMIMD students of PGDM Batch 2021-2023. One of the essential skills for managerial students is presenting. DTM Sandipa shared the insights to make a good presentation a great presentation by following a few basics of presentation. The session had more than 50 participants from SDMIMD.
 
For the 97th anniversary of Toastmasters International on October 22nd, 2021, Club President TM Nandha Kumar and Club secretary TM Sai Sri Harsha organized a special meet to share the numerous accolades the club has won last year and the forthcoming awards for the club. This session was conducted in person on the SDMIMD campus. 

Online event on 'New Paradigms in Leadership'

The 1-Year PGCM Batch 21-22 participated in the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) online workshop on the New Paradigms in Leadership held on November 2, 2021.
 
The event was conducted by Mr Thomas Welsh, Leading Expert in Releasing Potential of Managers and Leaders, REGENESIS, United Kingdom. It was moderated by Dr Augustus G S Azariah, Chairman, HR and Women Empowerment & Leadership Expert Committee BCIC and HR Leader at IBM India/South Asia. The talk was made available to the students under the aegis of the BCIC-SDMIMD Centre for Excellence in Management.
 
The students found the session helpful, particularly in respect of aspects involving how managers and leaders can equip themselves with the changing dimensions of leadership. The insightful discussion gave insights to the students on the nuances of leadership.
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