Campus News

Webinar on Adapting to New Normal

Ms. Preethy Unnikrishnan, Head, Human Resources – Strategic Growth Business, Tata Consultancy Services, delivered talk on “Adapting to new normal” to PGDM & PGCM Students of 2020 Batch on October 10, 2020. She elaborated the challenges TCS faced in onboarding 40,000 employees virtually and how TCS successfully overcame the challenge by using technology and human-centric approach. The speaker discussed about the challenges in transitioning 3 lakh+ workforce to work from home and ensuring the employees stay safe and motivated. The way TCS went about adapting “Secure Borderless Workspace” by ensuring employee safety and data security is a lesson on how to convert the crisis into opportunity. 

MDP on Statistical Methods for Machine Learning

A 2-Day MDP on “Statistical Methods for Machine Learning” was organized on October 8 & 9, 2020. Dr Srilakshminarayana G., Faculty-Quantitative Methods, SDMIMD, was the resource person for the online MDP. The program has provided a Hand’s-on experience to the participants on the application of the statistical methods used in Machine Learning. Case studies and relevant data sets were used to discuss the key Issues associated with each of the methods. On the first day, application of linear regression and logistic regression were discussed and on the second day, application of classification trees and regression trees were discussed. The program was concluded with discussion on discriminant analysis and cluster analysis.

SDMite has bagged 'Best HR Manager' in Q4Z Competition

SDMite Ms Khushboo Rani of PGDM 2019-2021 has won the 'Best HR Manager' title in the Intercollegiate Q4Z Competition held on September 26, 2020, organized by PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore. The event was organized as part of the 'Human Resource Professional Day'. As a part of the competition, in event 'Best HR Team' designed for selecting the Future HR Leaders and Management professionals, the team of SDMites including Ms Akanksha Joshi, Mr Abhishek Nayak and Mr Aman Sharma bagged the Runner-Up position.

Panel Discussion on Succeeding in the New Normal

How digitization is taking the centre place; Importance of being Agile, advantages of having small cross functional autonomous teams and empowering people to be accountable to their job; HR aspects of the new normal; Be optimistic and be involved in a positive environment; and, Don't be too choosy for the opportunities; were the topics covered during the panel discussion on ‘succeeding in the new normal’ organized on Saturday, September 26, 2020, for SDMites of PGDM & PGCM program. 
 
SDMIMD Alumni members - Mr Niranjan Naik, National Sales Head, Bosch Energy & Building Solutions; Mr Santhosh Kumar T.V., General Manager - Business Head, Middle East, Havells India Ltd; Mr Pavan Kumar SH, HR Business Partner, Hitachi ABB Power Grids; and, Mr Srinivas K., Director & Head of Sales Operations, RapidValue; - presented their view on the topics. Dr. R. Sugant, Professor – Marketing and Chairman – Placement Services, SDMIMD, anchored and moderated the virtual panel discussion.