Campus News

Guest Lecture by Dr. Neetika Batra

On September 9 & 10, 2020, to discuss on Security Analysis, Investment Banking, and Mergers & Acquisition with the Finance Elective students of PGDM 2019-2021 the SDMIMD invited the domain expert from the corporate Dr. Neetika Batra. The speaker gave valuable inputs investment platforms and current trends in the security market mechanisms. On September 10, focused on M&A, the speaker gave input about the split off & spin off common shares, employee stock option plan and its significance.

SDMIMD Toastmasters Club Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary

SDMIMD Toastmasters celebrated its sixth anniversary on September 5, 2020. To commemorate the occasion, a virtual meeting was organized via Microsoft Teams. The theme of the meeting was "Ikigai", a Japanese word which means "the reason for which you wake up in the morning". The keynote speaker was Mr. Jaikumar Pillai from the Travancore Toastmasters Club. A passionate Toastmaster, Mr. Pilllai, gave an insightful speech on what it takes to be a Toastmaster and how one can gain from the experience. 
 
The meeting was attended by Toastmasters from VVCE, Infosys, SDMIMD, Wipro BEATS, Bangalore and Travancore and they were joined by an enthusiastic batch of SDMIMDites from the new batch of 2020-2022 bringing the total number of participants to 100. The host, VP Education TM Khushboo, zestfully carried forward the meeting. The Table Topics or the impromptu speech section was hosted by the club President TM Sanketh and it saw great participation by the guests, members and students. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy emerged as the Best Table Topics speaker and Mr. Siva Kumar (from Batch 20-22) emerged as the best first-timer.
 
Evaluation of every performance is very crucial at every Toastmasters meeting. The team comprising TM Sebu, TM Sandipa (Club coach), TM Chayankit, TM Karan, and TM Ankita took charge of providing constructive feedback to the role takers and speakers. As the founder of Toastmasters International, Ralph C Smedley said, "We learn best in the moments of enjoyment", SDMIMD Toastmasters strives to provide a great environment to learn.

MDP on Six Thinking Hats

The MDP on Six Thinking Hats and Management Games for Employee Excellence held on September 4, 2020, aimed at providing insights into the nature and importance of Gamification and Six Thinking Hats. Prof. L. Gandhi, the faculty resource shared the potential impact of 6 Thinking Hats in decision making and introduced few management games used in the organizational context. The faculty resource shared some popular corporate/management stories and provide ideas to construct stories for enhancing the morale of the employees.

MDP on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

The 2-Day Online MDP on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals was organized on September 3 & 4, 2020. The faculty resource of Day 1 Dr. M. Sriram introduced the foundations of financial reporting through financial statements of companies to the participants. On Day 2, Prof. Kannadas S., gave inputs of Costing for decision making with special reference to ABC costing technique and breakeven analysis. The session concluded with Q&A session with both the resource persons.