Orientation Program

Invited talk on Advertisement

Mr S. Chandramouli, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Feedback Business Consulting Services Ltd., addressed the PGDM 2019-21 students during their orientation programme held on July 3, 2019. Mr Chandramouli focused his talk introducing the importance of advertisement in today’s competitive business environment. Further, the speaker shared his experiences in the field of advertising and media in building successful brands. The session concluded with the Q&A. 

Guest Lecture by Ms.Shoba Arun

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‘Confidence is good, but over-confidence is bad. Confidence is very important in life for everyone. But when a person becomes over-confident, he takes such great risks as are beyond his capacity to deal with successfully. It is like fighting against the laws of nature, which is the mistake committed by the millennials most of the time’ thus said Ms. Shoba Arun, Head C-TEA Corporate Technology & Engineering Academy, L & T, Mysuru, during the invited talk delivered to the PGDM 2019-21 Batch organized as a part of the orientation program held on July 2, 2019.
 
Ms. Shoba gave her views about the first generation of digital natives, so called “The Millennials”. She threw light on how these millennials are altering the very social fabric of the world, how they are disrupting retail, hospitality, transportation, environment and travel, how they will soon radically change higher education and how they are disrupting the work culture?
 
She acknowledged us about the six functional changes of millennials compared to the previous generations which is called the “Big Six”. This was followed by Question & Answers session. 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2019-21 Batch

Vision, Honesty, competence, commitment, Confidence, integrity, courage, straightforwardness, imagination, are the core qualities for a person to become an Institutional Builder’ said Prof. S. Prabhakar, Honorable Secretary, SDM Educational Trust, in his address delivered during the commencement of ‘Orientation Program 2019’ organized for the new batch of PGDM 2019-21 on July 1, 2019. Prof. Prabhakar recalled the efforts of the SDME Trust and educational service to society by Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address and Prof. S.N. Prasad, Chairman-Admission, introduced the dignitaries to the new batch and their parents.

Orientation Program for PGDM 2018-20 Batch

‘Vision, Honesty, competence, commitment, Confidence, integrity, courage, straightforwardness, imagination, are the core qualities for a person to become an Institutional Builder’ said Prof. S. Prabhakar, Honorable Secretary, SDM Educational Trust, in his address delivered during the commencement of ‘Orientation Program 2018’ organized for the new batch of PGDM 2018-20 on July 4, 2018. Prof. Prabhakar recalled the efforts of the SDME Trust and educational service to society by Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, delivered the welcome address and Prof. S.N. Prasad, Chairman-Admission, introduced the dignitaries to the new batch and their parents.  

Orientation Program for PGDM 2017-19 Batch

An Orientation Week for the students of the incoming batch of PGDM 2017-19 will commence from June 14, 2017. A series of  lectures are organized throughout the week. The lecture series from prominent speakers is designed in manner that will bring in a lot of industry expertise and experience, for the students to assimilate and take advantage of. 
 
Other than the expert lectures, information sharing sessions are slotted in the schedule over the week for the students which covers the practicalities availing the student support services and the transition to postgraduate study. 
 

Orientation Program for PGDM 2016-18

A week long orientation programme for the new batch of PGDM 2016-18 was organized at SDMIMD from 16th June, 2016.  Inaugurating the program on Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Director of the institute, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman briefed the students about the present scenario and the changing trends in the Indian market and the need for latest technology adaptations to face the upcoming global challenges. He called upon the young managers to make best use of the SDMIMD academic and service infrastructure facilities in moulding themselves in becoming successful entrepreneurs / leaders and face the global challenge.
Speaking on the occasion the Deputy Director Dr. H. Gayathri called upon the students to have a dream of high aspiration. Sincerity, commitment, hard work are required to achieve the goal.
 
Dr R. Jagadeesh, Dean-Academics, briefed the new batch of 2016-18 about the academic system including course orientation and grading. The batch has the representation of 20 States from India and One student from Nepal. Prof. S.N. Prasad delivered the welcome address and later gave a brief overview of life at SDMIMDThe week-long programme will conclude on June 23, 2016.

‘Passion’ is the Mantra for Success

On June 18, 2015 a life timer at TCS, Ms. Anjana K.R., General Manager – HR, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bengaluru, gave a perspective of TCS as an organization and shared her views on what it takes to succeed as a professional. Ms. Anjana had an interactive session during which she articulated the skills and abilities management graduates should have to succeed in the workplace. Ms. Anjana emphasized that to be valuable in corporate life we should follow our passion.

Learning from Success Stories

Mr. Sunil D.A.G. Kutty, Head – HR, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, delivered the invited talk on ‘SFB – Managing Transition @ Ujjivan’ on June 18, 2015 at the Institute auditorium. Mr. Sunil shared the success story of Ujjivan with the PGDM 2015-17 attending the Orientation Lecture Series 2015. The students were able to amalgamate the best practices of Ujjivan in this lecture. Decentralized management team, strong corporate governance, geographically diversified business with localized management, robust risk Management, strong IT enabled (backed), excellent relationship with investors, good ROI, good relationship with local Regulators & Administration, are some of the areas touched upon by Mr. Sunil during his talk.