Campus News

Prerana Alumni Lecture Series - Talk by Mr. Vijay Kumar

Mr. Vijay Kumar A.S., Wealth Manager, Independent Investment Advisory & Wealth Management; and, Principle Associate for ING Financial Services; and, the alumnus of PGDM 2009-11 batch was on campus on September 29, 2018. Mr. Vijay delivered a talk on ‘How to write a Business Plan’ to the PGDM 2017-19 students as part of Prerana Alumni Lecture Series. Mr. Vijay focused his talk on why people go for entrepreneurship and what are the success factors behind a successful start-up. Further, the speaker gave a practical demo on writing a business plan with the template. 

‘Leadership in Education Award’ to Dr. N.R. Parasuraman

SDMIMD Director and Professor in Finance Dr. N.R. Parasuraman has been selected for the 'Leadership in Education Award 2018' by the Higher Education Forum (HEF). 
Every year HEF select the eminent educationist who has contributed substantially in improving education ecosystem, in general, higher education system, in particular; with academic achievements. This year the award was presented during the Annual Meet of the Gujarat Chapter of HEF held in joint aegis with the M.S. University held in Vadodara on September 29, 2018.

Foundation Day Lecture 2018

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'The focus, clarity of intuit and putting the organizations above everything else are the hallmarks of a leader' thus said Mr. B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, while delivering the Foundation Day Lecture of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). 

The Foundation Day started with a formal lighting the lamp ceremony. Dr. M R Suresh, Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered the Welcome speech. Dr. Suresh presented the significance of the day and recalled the leadership lessons shared by various speakers who have graced the occasion in the previous years. Dr Suresh concluded by saying how those speakers influenced the student community at SDMIMD by their wisdom and professional excellence. 

Workshop on Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt

Mr. Vikas from KPMG (Klynvelt Peat Marwick Goerdeler) was the resource person for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt workshop organized for the PGDM 2017-19 Batch during September 2018. The 4-day workshop was inaugurated by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor - Operations, SDMIMD, on September 15, 2018. 
The workshop introduced the statistical tool “MINITAB” to solve analytical problems and gave insight on how use of six sigma techniques can give better growth of the organization. Several live industrial examples along with industrial applications are discussed during the workshop. The training program concluded with Assessment Test and a feedback session. 

International Finance Conference 2018

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SDMIMD organized the 7th edition of the International Finance Conference - Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking on September 7 and 8, 2018. The conference discussed and deliberated on the theme Global Recovery- India at the crossroads. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor- Finance, SDMIMD, inaugurated the conference and delivered the inaugural address on the conference theme. Earlier, Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor- Finance, welcomed the gathering and introduced the theme of the conference. 

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management, Bengaluru. Dr. Chandra focused the keynote on ‘Behavioural Finance’ and its relevance in the context of research in capital markets. 
The conference included a mix of technical talks and paper presentations from India and abroad. Sri. Girinarayan, Partner, Your HR Buddy, spoke on Leadership Beyond Finance. Sri. Bharath Ram, Managing Director, Lokkur Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd highlighted on Current Trends in Indian Capital Market. Lt. Col. L. Harsha, Secretary, Project Management Institute, Bengaluru Chapter, presented the invited talk on ‘the importance of project management in the context of infrastructure finance’. 
The distinguished speaker during the valedictory programme was Sri. V.S. Manimaran, Chairman and Managing Director, Visskan Aviation Pvt Ltd. The valedictory address focused on the trends in aviation sector with special reference to ground handling and importance of financial management and administrative aspects in aviation industry. The CFO of Visskan Logistics Pvt Ltd, Sri. Gautam Srinivasan was present on the occasion.
The conference attracted 60+ papers on the conference theme and attracted more than 100 participants both from India and abroad.