Student exchange programs enable students to understand each other’s countries, business practices
SDMIMD has Student Exchange Programs with the Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France; University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Business Analytics Institute, Europe; EAE Business School, Spain; La Rochelle Business School, France, Montpellier Business School, France; Kennesaw State University, USA; Porto Business School, Portugal & UBI Business School, Belgium. Every year, students can opt to study for one term at either of the above Institutes. Such students are put through a selection process, which also includes an interview. Various parameters like academic performance, performance in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities are taken into consideration to draw up the final list of candidates to study in
2022-23 So far
International Student exchange Program for PGDM 2022-24 batch
As part of the students exchange program 31 select students of PGDM 2022-24 batch are visiting different international foreign universities for a whole term of study. During the program SDMIMD students will study with many international faculty. The experience of having different pedagogy is invaluable for their growth. Besides the facility to do cases and projects with students of other nationalities and background affords cross-cultural understanding. The grades obtained by the students in the overseas term will be incorporated into their final transcript.
Visit of students from Porto Business School, Portugal
A group of 11 executive students and 2 faculty from Porto Business School, Portugal visited us from 5th March to 11th March 2023, as part of the exchange arrangement with them. The week-long orientation included talks, corporate visits and a social project exposure.
Heilbronn University Students and faculty visit SDMIMD
Faculty and 15 Students from Heilbronn University, Germany led by Dr. Susanne Wilpers, Professor of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Business and Transport Management, Heilbronn University, Germany, and Program Coordinator Ms Debi arrived at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). SDMIMD had arrangements with Heilbronn university for student and faculty exchange. They have visited the SDMIMD from 21 February 2023 to 28 February 2023.
European Business Analytics Institute’s Winter School on AI for Good held at SDMIMD
Business Analytics Institute, headquartered in France, conducted its Winter School at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru, from 1 to 10 Feb 2023 at SDMIMD campus. The programme was attended by company executives and students selected from various European Universities. Besides students from Belgium, Switzerland, France and Ukraine, ten Indian Students from SDMIMD were selected to attend the programme. The programme centred on the theme of “AI for Good”, entailed discussions on Ethical AI, AI for Social Good and a workshop on Machine Learning Tools. As part of this programme, the participants visited Dharmasthala and interacted with Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, about Rural Development, Micro Finance, and Health Care Programmes of SDM Trust. The participants of the programme developed use cases for leveraging AI to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Healthcare, Education and Rural Development. The resource persons for the programme included Dr Lee Schlenker and Prof. Davy Cielen from Business Analytics Institute, Prof. Christian Hitz from Zurich University and Prof. Mohamed Minhaj from SDMIMD, Mysuru.
‘AI for Good’ Invited talk by Prof. Davy Cielen
‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot replace roles but rather create a need for a newer set of skills in the new paradigm. The application of AI in medicine, education, manufacturing, analytics and other areas has proved that AI and its various applications have the potential to bring out positive change in society. AI will never be able to replace jobs that require empathy, creativity, intuition, and compassion. These are human traits that machines are incapable of replicating,’ thus said Prof. Davy Cielen, a co-founder of the Maiton Consulting Group, London. SDMIMD organized the invited talk on February 9, 2023.
The speaker presented various tools such as Dalle2, MID Journey, Chat GPT, and Digital Humans that make AI more accessible to the public. Further, Prof. Cielen explained the three stages of AI – Narrow AI, General AI, and Super AI – and highlighted that transfer learning requires much less cost than before.
The talk, followed by the Q&A, provided valuable insights into the current state of AI and its potential for the future.
Talk by Dr Christian Hitz
‘Advancement in technology for social well-being is always a Wah Factor, and today it is Artificial Intelligence (AI); in the next few years, it will be much-evolved technology. Effective Data Management can best optimize these technological innovations’ thus said Dr Christian Hitz, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in Data Science at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Dr Christian delivered the invited talk on the topic ‘Future of AI’ at SDMIMD on February 7, 2023.. Dr Christian expressed that new business models are being developed for leveraging the power of AI. However efficient data management and governance frameworks are crucial in organisations for reducing the complexity involved in the decision-making process.