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ProQuest Academic Newsletter
January 2015
Campus News
SDMIMD listed in India’s Top B-Schools Ranking
SDMIMD was ranked as one among the Top 50 B-Schools in India. The B-School survey results released recently by key magazines which publish B-School survey every year - Career 360, Competition Success Review (CSR), Outlook and The Week have listed SDMIMD among the Top 50 B-Schools in India again. CSR has ranked SDMIMD in 3rd in top private B-schools in Karnataka, while The Week has listed SDMIMD as 9th among the top private B-Schools in South Zone. Business India has listed SDMIMD under A++ category. The AAA+ ranking for performance in academics and infrastructure by Career 360 has made SDMIMD come to 33rd place among top 100 B-Schools in the country. CSR has ranked SDMIMD 17th under the Top 25 Emerging B-Schools of Super Excellence.

3rd International HR Conference 2014

The 3rd International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace was held on December 5 & 6, 2014 at the Institute Campus. Mr. Swaminathan Santhanam, CEO, Adrenalin eSystems Limited, was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural function and delivered the Keynote address. Mr. Swaminathan emphasized the significance of networking in organizations and opined that Social networking and collaborative networking would be the key to success for the future-oriented companies.

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Customized Management Development Program for JK Tyre Industries
A customized Management Development Program (MDP) was organized for J K Tyres & Industries Ltd. from December 15 to 18, 2014. This was the first of a series of similar programs being planned for this company. The participants were from from Vikrant Tire Plant (VTP), Mysore, and Chennai Tire Plant (CTP), Chennai, and were exposed to various areas of management comprising of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology and Managerial Communication.
The program was inaugurated by the Director, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, SDMIMD, Mysore and Shri H. N. Ramesh, General Manager, J K. Tyres. Shri Srinivasa B. S., Chief General Manager - HR & IR, JK Tyres, VTP; Shri P. Kannan from JK Tyres & Industries, VTP, Mysore, Dr. Ullas Rao, Program Coordinator, SDMIMD, Mysore and Mr. Gowri Prakash, Manager - HR, JK Tyre & Industries, VTP, Mysore, were present on this occasion.

​International Conference on the theme ‘Reviving Economic Growth’
The 3rd International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences on the theme ‘Reviving Economic Growth!’ was organized at Mumbai during December 19 to 21, 2014 in collaboration with J A Alpha. This conference is part of the ongoing agreement between SDMIMD and J A Alpha as regards holding of conferences in various parts of India and abroad.
Mr. Prakash Agarwal, Independent Banker, Finance Expert & CEO, Your Virtual CFO, Mumbai inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address. Prof. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, offered felicitations and later delivered a talk on ‘Strategic Issues in Leadership'. The key note address was delivered by Vivek Bansal, President & Country Head, Financial Management of Yes Bank, and a special address was delivered by Prakash Agarwal, founder and CEO of Virtual CFO.
Delegates from countries viz., Jordan, Iran, UAE, Oman, Qatar, U.S, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Mauritius presented the papers on the conference theme during the technical sessions. About 45 papers were presented in the Conference.
Guests on Campus
Invited talks on 'Economic Outlook for India'
Prof. Gita Gopinath, Professor in Economics, Harvard University, gave interesting insights into macro-economic aspects and specific growth parameters for the Indian economy in an invited talk organized at Institute Auditorium in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Mysore on December 20, 2014. On this occasion, Mr. Venkatesh Valluri, Chairman & President, Ingersoll Rand India delivered a talk on the topic ‘Building Organizations Fit for the Future’. Among several interesting suggestions for shaping organizations in the days to come, Mr. Venkatesh Valluri urged students to become entrepreneurs and develop a frame of mind which is innovative. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Mr. R.C. Jagadesh, CII Chairman Mysore, expressed their brief views on the talks delivered, which was followed by a Question and Answer session.

Talk on Leadership Qualities of Swami Vivekananda
Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, delivered a talk on “Vivekananda – The leader” at SDMIMD on December 8, 2014. The talk was organised under the combined aegis of Vivekananda Chair at Department of Philosophy, University of Mysore and Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. The speaker spoke about the five characteristics of a great leader – Compassion, Optimism, Faith, Humour and Mindfulness, citing examples from the lives and the works of Swami Vivekananda.
He talked of the need to translate the vision into action through the instrumentality of the Heart to feel, the Head to think and the Hand to execute the action. The talk was followed up with a lively question and answers session. Dr. H.L. Chandrashekar, the Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Mysore University, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD and Prof. Govinda Sharma, SDMIMD, were present.

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Upcoming Events
January 2015
Inter-Collegiate Debate Competition 2015 - January 11
International Symposium 2015 - January 12
Musical Concert by Ranjani - Gayatri Sisters - January 19
February 2015
Annual Leadership Series (ALS) Talk by
Dr. Santrupt Misra
- February 14
International Conference on Global Business,Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, Thailand - February 20-22
April 2015
Workshop on HR for Non-HR Professionals -
April 2 & 3

August 2015
4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance & Accounting - August 21 & 22
Recent SDMIMD Publications
Cases in Management :
Volume III
Proceedings of 3rd International HR Conference

Recent Publications by Faculty
Sriram, M​ (2014). ​Cointegration of Nifty and NASDAQ Composite - An Empirical Investigation.​ Third​ International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, SDMIMD and J A Alpha, ​Mumbai​, ​December 19-21​.
Vasudeva, R. and Srilakshminarayana, G. (2014): On Sub-Gaussian and Geometric Sub-Gaussian Laws. Presented at the “Ninth Lectures in Probability and Stochastic Processes”, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. December 12-16, 2014
Jagadeesh, R. (2014). Training and Learning about Quality Management by 'Laqtaaq" – An Innovative Method. International Journal of Research in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014 (ISSN 2320-8724), p. 270-286.
Parasuraman, N. R. and Janaki Ramudu, P. (2014). Do futures outperform Puts? Evidence from S&P Nifty index futures and options. International Review of Research in Emerging Markets and the Global Economy (IRREM). Vol.1(5), (ISSN: 2311-3200), p217-235.
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