Campus News

PGPM Students for Study Abroad Program at BUiD

The Student and Faculty Exchange Program in the field of Management Education is a much sought after academic activity among Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) students, researchers and faculty.
 
SDMIMD, which became a partnering institute with British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai, has extended 'Study Abroad Program' to the One-Year Full-time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM). 
 
4 students, Ms. Navya Seetharam, Ms. Devyanee Rani, Ms. Shruthi K Raj and Ms. Jahnavi M.S. - were selected for the Week-long Study Abroad Program (SAP) scheduled between 3rd and 7th February  2019.
 
Students selected for the program will be exposed to the business education in all fields including Operations, HR and Finance, covered in the lecture integrating the theoretical part with the practical. The students will also be involved in the project work. 
 
Dr. Amer Alaya, Head of Student Administration, The British University in Dubai (BUiD), UAE, will be guiding the students with the Project. 

Student Exchange Programs with 15 International Universities

SDMIMD has entered into MOUs with 15 leading overseas Business Schools for various areas of collaboration. The following is the list
 
  1. Texas A&M University, USA
  2. Shanghai University, China
  3. University of Bordeaux, France
  4. ESC Pau, France
  5. University of Montevideo, Uruguay
  6. Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  7. British University in Dubai
  8. Heilbronn University, Germany
  9. Universidad Ean, Colombia Suramerica
  10. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  11. EAE Business School, Spain
  12. Business Analytics Institute, Europe
  13. Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia
  14. La Rochelle Business School, France
  15. Montpellier Business School, France
23 students will go to the universities shown below as part of this arrangement in 2018-19
 
  • Mays Business School, Texas A & M University, USA  -  4 students
  • University of BORDEAUX, France - 4 students
  • University of PAU, France - 4 students
  • National Sun Yat-sen University, TAIWAN - 4 students
  • University of Heilbronn, Germany - 3 students
  • University of EAE, Barcelona, Spain - 2 students
  • University of EAE, Madrid, Spain - 2 students

SDMites extend Financial Support to NGO's

The student wing of SDMIMD has several Social Responsibility initiatives extending a helping hand continuously to the NGOs, Government Departments, and Social Service Organizations. The students 'Social Relevant Projects' provide a suitable solution to the existing problems in these organizations. 
 
As in the previous years’ SDMites as a part of the social responsibility initiative extended financial contribution to the NGO's in Mysore on January 3, 2019. Organizations - Sneha Kirana Spastic Society; Purna Chetana Public School; Divya Deepa Charitable Trust’s Kaliyuva Mane; Arivu Vidya Samsthe, Nireekshe School for Special Children, Pratham, Shakthidama, Pinjarapole and Asha Kirana Hospital, were identified for the current year for this initiative. 
 
Sri C.V. Sridhar, the Administrative Officer, joined the students during this support activity.

Motivational Talk by SDMites Toastmasters' Club

Toastmasters' Club of SDMIMD organized a motivational talk for PGDM 2018-20 Batch on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Mr. Pranab Singh – Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Business Mentor was the invited speaker for the talk. 
 
The talk started with the journey of the speaker as an entrepreneur, his experiences, the failures and opportunities to prosper. Mr. Singh emphasized that good is never great, and opined that continuous development is essential for the growth of both the enterprise and the entrepreneur. He also highlighted the value of communication in today’s dynamic business scenario. 
 
Mr. Singh reiterated the importance of mind over matter and stated that it is essential to put our minds in things that matter to be successful in both personal and professional front. Elucidating the difference between vision and sight, he shared anecdotes demonstrating the importance of leadership qualities in an entrepreneur. Mr. Singh concluded his talk stating the importance of devotion and commitment in every endeavour of life. The talk concluded with an interesting interactive question and answer session.

Prerana Alumni Lecture Series 2019

 
On 19th January 2019, SDMites organized Technical Session by Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association, for the first year PGDM students. SDMIMD Alumnus Mr. Niranjan Naik, National Sales Head, Bosch, and Secretary, Prerana, delivered talk on ‘Strategic Management’ and Mr. Abhijith M.K., VP, Reliceli Bangalore, delivered the session on ‘Sales and Marketing as a career - with relevance to Industry 4.0’.
 
Mr. Niranjan Naik, in his speech gave a brief about Bosch’s energy and building solutions. Mr. Naik emphasised on the market oriented strategic planning which is a significant managerial process of developing and maintaining a viable fit between an organisational objective or skills, resources, and its changing market opportunities. He also focused on the strategic planning action areas which includes managing companies or businesses as an investment portfolio; assessing each business activity by considering market’s growth rate and company’s position and fit in that market; developing a strategy (game plan) to achieve long run objectives. He also highlighted that four levels in a strategic planning viz. the corporate level, division level, business level and product service level. He then elucidated the difference between a strategic plan and a business plan in terms of their respective objectives, tenure and focal points. Further, he enunciated the different components of a strategic plan and a business plan.
 
Mr. Abhijith M K in his speech, shared his experiences in the field of sales and marketing, He narrated the challenges he had faced at the threshold of his career in the field of sales. Mr. Abhijith stated that, the students should be ready to face challenges and mange it well when they take up a career in the field of sales and marketing. He opined that, different industries and markets follow the same concepts but adopt different methodologies. He also requested students to have a firm conviction and never give up during turbulent times. He further added that, in order to be successful in this career, it is essential to do things differently and tap every opportunity that comes by. Mr. Abhijith concluded his speech by enlightening the students about the business with relevance to the industry 4.0
 
The session was concluded with a question and answer forum wherein the students took an active part.