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ProQuest Academic Newsletter
August 2016
Alumni Corner
Webinar on Marketing by Alumnus
Ms. Ranjani Madhavan, Marketing Excellence Leader, 3M, Switzerland and alumna of the institute addressed the marketing students of the institute through Skype on July 20, 2016.

After illustrating the value creation from marketing with help of some international cases, Ms. Ranjani helped the participants understand the different job profiles related to marketing domain. She also shared many tips with the students regarding how to prepare for a marketing career.

Alumnus on Campus - Mr. Suraj Shetty
Mr Suraj Shetty spoke on his real time experience in the professional world after graduating from SDMIMD. He emphasized the requirement to learn and understand themes in areas beyond one's specialization. He also provided insights on the steps required to become a high performer in organizations. These include acquiring leadership skills, cultivating patience, developing a sense of professional and social responsibility.

Guests on Campus
Session by Toastmasters International
On Saturday July 2, 2016, the first year students attended a program on Toastmasters International. The session was meant to create awareness for Toastmasters International and explain how it can help to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Toastmaster Rohit Koka, President of Mysore City Toastmasters addressed the students and told them how effective communication can provide a competitive edge in their career. Toastmaster Yashaswi from L & T Mysore, the Area Director, explained about the functioning of a Toastmasters club and its many benefits.

Toastmaster Arjun P. S., the President of the SDMIMD Toastmasters club informed the students about the club and its activities and provided information on to become a Toastmaster. Toastmaster Poovendhiran, the past Area Director from SPI was present. The program was compered by Toastmaster Abhijith of the SDMIMD Toastmasters club.
HR Strategic Session by Praveen Kamath
It was an experiential sharing for an HR Professional and great learning for HR specialization SDMites of PGDM 2015-17 batch on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The interactive session on ‘HR Strategies’ lead by Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager - Human Resources, Wipro Limited. The discussion covered recruitment career options for HR, Succession planning, Role of an OD practitioner, Changing Performance Culture, Organizational dynamics in the context of emerging countries. The session concluded with Q&A and discussions on the topics covered.
Campus News
Interactive Session on 'IT Industries in Mysuru'
SDMIMD and CII’s youth wing Young Indians jointly organized an interactive session on 'IT industries & infrastructure in Mysuru - a cohesive move' on July 15, 2016 at our campus.

Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co-founder, Software Paradigms International (SPI), Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Convenor - IT Panel, CII Mysuru, Mr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman, CII Mysuru and Dr. H Gayathri, Deputy Director of SDMIMD were the panel members. The discussions centred around the infrastructural facilities in Mysore and ways of improving things. The audience consisted of representatives from CII, the youth wing, faculty and students of SDMIMD and a cross section of the public.
MDP on Managing Difficult Customers
A one-day Management Development Program (MDP) on Managing Difficult Customers was held at SDMIMD on July 27, 2016. In the workshop the sessions were conducted on the role of perception and personality in handling customers. The resource persons were Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, and Prof. R. Sugant, faculty of SDMIMD. They discussed tools such as emotional intelligence in dealing with difficult customers in the sessions. ​
Workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
​Considering that public speaking is one of the most important skills for educators, which is put to test each day, a one-day workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills was organzied for educators on July 29, 2016 at SDMIMD. Participants were taken through sessions that enabled them to understand the mechanics of speaking. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy resource person of the workshop provided inputs on how to sustain interest and how to effectively handle questions. The workshop was well received by the participants. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of the institute inaugurated the workshop. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the participants.
Program on Stress Management
The seminar on ‘Stress Management Technology’ was organized in association with Vijay Foundation Mysuru, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in SDMIMD Auditorium.

International Memory Trainer Dr. B.K. Chandrashekhar, popularly known as 'Invisible Doctor'; Sage and Scientist Dr. Krishna Madappa known as Modern Day Alchemist; Dr. B.R. Pai the Founder & Chairman of Vijay Group of Companies; delivered the talk on the seminar theme. General public and invites participated in the interactive session with the speaker followed by the talks.
LIFE at School by SDMites
SDMites have taken a socially responsible initiative to gift a library to the young minds of Government Adarsha Vidyalaya (High School) in Jockey Quarters, Mysore. The 'Library Initiative For Education at School' in short 'LIFE at School' has team comprising of Ms. Shushma Chengappa, Mr. Narendran V and Mr. B. Chiranjeevi from PGDM 2015-17 and Mr. Anil Ram Adya, Mr. Sanjeev, Ms. Sanjana, Ms. Nayana Singh, Ms. Swetha, Ms. Pooja, Mr. Priyesh, and Ms. Meghana from PGDM 2016-17 started this initiative. The initiative kick-off on Monday, August 1, 2016, by collecting and moving 1300+ books donated by Ramakrishna Vidyashala, Mysuru to this initiative. The team started classifying the books. Read More>
Students Corner
Khoj 2016
Khoj - the talent search festival of SDMites is a platform to for the new batch of PGDM to showcase their aptitude. Kohj 2016 was organized on July 18, 2016 to identify talent among the freshers through various competitions and to formally welcome them to student committees of the Institute.
Upcoming Conferences
5th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking - August 19 & 20, 2016
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Second Annual Conference on
Emerging Trends in Marketing -
October 28, 2016
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2nd International Conference on Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development -
November 18 & 19, 2016
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5th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace - December 9 & 10, 2016
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National Conference on Operations Management, Analytics & Statistical Methods - January 6, 2017
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Faculty Corner
Faculty Outreach Activities
Prof. L Gandhi Resource person for the session on “Personality” & “Managers in Making” to 1 year MBA & B.Sc (Textiles) students of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management on July 22, 2016.

Dr. Sunil M.V Resource person for the Online Certificate Course in School Librarianship for the sessions on ‘Library Automation using eGranthalaya’ and 'Developing Digital Library using Greenstone' organized by Regional Institute of Education, NCERT, MHRD, Mysore during July 19 & 20, 2016.

Dr. Sunil M.V Resource person for the Workshop on Research Methodology for the sessions on ‘Effective Search Strategy’ and 'Reporting Styles and Standards' organized by Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabedri and Visveshwariaha Technological University (VTU) on July 21, 2016.
Recent Faculty Publication
Besley, Scott, Brigham, F. Eugene & Parasuraman N. R. Corporate Finance: A South Asian Perspective. Delhi: Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd., 2016. 456 p. ISBN: 9788131531358
Sriram, M. (2016). Voluntary disclosure of financial ratios of CNX Nifty Companies. Management Accountant, Vol.51 (7), ISSN: 0972-3528, July, pp. 60-69.
Collaborating Conferences
Paris Conference 2016 Singapore Conference 2016
The Third European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Paris, France during July 1-3, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Tackling and Avoiding Recessio - Navigating the Future’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe.

Prof. Paul GARDINER, Professor of Project Management, SKEMA Business School, France, inaugurated the conference at Mercure Paris Porte de Versailles Expo Hotel, Paris, France and delivered the keynote address.
The Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Singapore during July 21-23, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Corporate Governance - Shaping the Future through Transparency and Ethical Behavior’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe.

Prof. A. Seetharaman, Dean, Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management - Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address.
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