Campus News

International E-Conference on “Adapting to the new business normal - The way ahead”

For several years Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) has been organizing multiple international conferences every year. Keeping the COVID-19 situation in mind, SDMIMD organized the first International e-conference on “Adapting to the new business normal- The way ahead”, on 3-4 December 2020.
 
Welcoming the participants, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, spoke on the challenges and opportunities on doing business in the pandemic era and released the Conference Proceeding CD. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, the Conference Chair, briefed the participants about the objective of the conference and emphasized on the need to get virtually connected, for the purpose of collaborative research.
 
During his keynote address, eminent international academician, and researcher, Dr. Moez Bennouri, the Director of the MSc Programs, Montpellier Business School, France, spoke on the issue of female leadership in organizations. In the context of Corporate Governance in the current business scenario, he emphasized on the significance of the involvement of female leaders at the top management level.
 
The keynote was followed by paper presentation session. More than 100 participants and paper presenters have taken part in the conference. Papers have been presented in different tracks grouped under Marketing, Finance, HRM, Economics, Operations, Analytics, and IT.
 
In a panel discussion on “Adapting to the new business normal” distinguished corporate personalities, such as, Mr Ravikumar, Head – HR, Feedback Consulting; Mr Hemant Galagali, Associate Director – Enterprise Digital Strategy, IQVIA Inc; and, Mr Divakar Gupta, Global Product Manager, Expedia; shared their experiences on the various challenges at work, in the present time. They emphasized on several strategic decisions, companies need to make, to cater to the new normal business context. Dr. Sugant, Professor, SDMIMD acted as moderator, during the panel discussion.
 
During the valedictory session, Mr. Anujeet Varadkar, CEO, Svatantra Microfinance, delivered the address and spoke on the importance of microfinance in the Indian economy. He highlighted the issues, which are typically faced by microfinance companies.

SDMIMD's Institution Innovation Council (ICC)

Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI) has approved the establishment of the Institute Innovation Council (IIC) as per the norms of Innovation Cell at SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. The center will systematically foster the culture of Innovation in the eco-system, by encouraging, inspiring and nurturing the young managers by supporting them to work with new ideas with multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campus. 
 
The IIC will be conducting various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central Ministry of Education Innovation Cell (MIC) in time bound fashion. 

SDMIMD JoM: 10 Years in Scholarly Publication

Started in 2010, the stature of the SDMIMD Journal of Management (SDMIMD JoM) has risen in the Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publication World. During the past decade, the journal which focuses on the realm of management has witnessed tremendous growth in the quality contributions of the researchers & academics. Further, the journal has gained rising readership and wider popularity and it is evident from the high Index Copernicus Value (ICV 2018) of the journal (95.57). Eventually, the SDMIMD JoM got indexed in EBSCO, J-Gate, i-Scholar, Copernicus, Cosmos and UGC list. Currently, the journal has applied for the UGC Care List. The journal also envisions to get enlisted in the Scopus and ABDC in the future.
 
SDMIMD is proud of the growth of the journal and visualises to make this one of the best journals in the area of management. SDMIMD and Editorial board of the JoM is grateful to the rich contributions of the Editorial Advisory Board, Reviewers, Authors, Readers and the Co-publisher of the journal M/s Informatics Publishing Limited, and all other stakeholders for the continued support in completing successfully 10 Years of Scholarly Publication journey.
 
The Volume 11, Issue 2 has been released and it includes interesting research articles, case study and book review. The full papers are, now, available at 
http://www.informaticsjournals.com/

Talk on ‘Global Financial System - Yesterday, Today and tomorrow’

Dr Stephen ARO-GORDON, Adjunct Faculty of SDMIMD and Professor, Department of Business and Accounting, Muscat College (University of Stirling Management School in Oman) delivered webinar on the topic ‘Global Financial System-Yesterday, Today and tomorrow’ on Friday, November 27, 2020. 
 
Dr Aro-Gordon gave orientation on the perspectives of Global Financial Systems in the current global pandemic scenario. The challenges and opportunities the world could probably face during the post pandemic situation were discussed by the speaker. Dr Aro-Gordon briefly touched upon the emergence of Islamic banking and opined that ‘Islamic Banking’ as an alternative channel to conventional banking in the current situation.