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Program on ‘Essentials of Management’ – Certificate Awarding

The Value Add-on Program on ‘Essentials of Management’ for the Master of Commerce [M Com] students of SDM Mahaila Makkala Kuta [SDM MMK] was designed and offered by SDM Institute for Management Development [SDMIMD], Mysore, from May 16 to 31, 2022. The Certificate Awarding the students who have successfully completed the program was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. 
 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, said ‘the opportunities to update the skills for young graduates are abundant. Students must have direction and determination with a focused approach to reaching their destiny. A program like PEM will give them the direction and the determination to move ahead is within’.  
 
Prof. Sainath Malligemadu, Principal, SDM MMK, Mysore, thanked SDMIMD faculty members who delivered the sessions and the authorities for the institute. Further, he mentioned that such add-on programs will help the students to learn beyond the prescribed syllabus and will greatly help to meet the industry requirements. 
 
‘The 32 hours of the intensive program covering Analytics, Finance, HR, and General Management, focused on the essential skills to make the students be in the learning curve to enter the corporate world’ thus said Dr. Sunil M.V., Head – Academic Administration, SDMIMD Mysore and presented 34 students for receiving the merit certificate.  
 
Dr. S.N. Prasad, Deputy Director, presented the vote of thanks. Faculty members and staff were present.  

Webinar on ‘Consumer Insights and its Importance’

‘In a competitive business environment, the survival and growth of any organization depend on how well they understand their customers’ thus said Dr. Jayakrishnan S., Faculty – Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, while discussing the concept of consumer insights and the relevance of consumer insights for companies during the Webinar organized for PGDM 2022-2024 Batch on May 27, 2022. Dr. Jayakrishnan shared the methods to gain consumer insight and its applications were also shared with the participants. The interaction between the students and the speaker was interesting. 

Certificate Awarding for the 4th Batch DBE Students

The program Developing Business Excellence [DBE] – with a Sense of Social Responsibility, designed for the overseas students studying in India concluded on May 30, 2022. The 4th Batch of the DBE program had students represented from 9 countries. 21 students received the Program Certificate from the Chief Guest Dr. G.R. Janardhana, Director, International Center and Professor of Botany, University of Mysore, Mysuru. 
 
In his address, Dr. Janardhana urged the foreign students to use the opportunities and the expertise of the institute of repute when they are in India for enhancing their skills and knowledge gain. Further, he appreciated the effort of SDMIMD in building awareness about India and its culture with a sense of social responsibility among foreign nationals. 
 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. S.N. Prasad, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, called upon the participants to be aware of the international environment and developments. He said it must keep us on the path of learning cure and it should be lifelong. 
 
Faculty members from SDMIMD, staff and the participants were present. 

Commencement of Program on ‘Essentials of Management’

SDMIMD designed the 32 hours program for the Master of Commerce [M. Com] students at its sister institute SDM Mahila Makkala Kutta [SDM MMK], Mysore, focused on building the essential management skills for fresh graduates to enter the corporate world. During the inauguration of the program held on May 16, 2022, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, informed the students about the need for additional skills in orienting them towards corporate readiness. Dr. Devaki, HoD, Department of Commerce, SDM MMK, Mysore, and faculty members joined the inaugural function. 

International Partners’ Research Symposium 2022

SDMIMD joined hands with the University of Dundee for an online Symposium on UDSB and International Partners’ Research Symposium 2022 held on May 25, 2022. The symposium attracted faculty and research scholars across the globe and discussed the theme ‘Understanding Research Impact’. Dr. Mousumi Sengputa, Professor – HR and OB, SDMIMD, Mysore, represented the organizing team from SDMIMD.

Webinar on Role of Data Analytics in Decision Making

The webinar was aimed at exposing incoming PGDM students of Batch 2022-2024 to the importance of data analytics in decision-making. Dr. Sri Lakshminarayana, Faculty – Quantitative Techniques, SDMIMD, Mysore, introduced the components of business analytics and explained how analytics is being used in different domains. During the webinar held on May 13, 2022, the students were sensitized about the avenues for management students in the analytics domain. Dr. Sri Lakshminarayana introduced the process of collecting data, the importance of cleaning of data, selection of the right method for analysis, and failure of models due to violation of assumptions, etc. The webinar concluded with questions from the students.

Webinar on Accounting Essentials for Managers

Dr. M. Sriram, Faculty – Finance, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered the webinar on ‘Accounting Essentials for Managers’ to the PGDM 2022-2024 Batch on April 29, 2022. The session sensitized the students on the proper understanding of financial statements and the implications for managerial decisions. The emphasis was more on the recent developments in the preparation of financial statements. This was followed by a Q&A session. 

SDMIMD 27th Annual Convocation

Our Institute wore a festive look on Thursday, March 31, 2022 on the occasion of 27th Annual Convocation. 177 eligible students from PGDM 2020-2022 batch were awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management by our respective Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. Seven students shared nine gold medals for their best performance in Academics, Marketing,  Finance,  Human Resources Management, Systems and Best overall performance. These winners received the gold medals from the Chief Guest Smt. Pankajam Sridevi, Managing Director,  Commonwealth Bank of Australia (India).

In her Convocation address, Smt. Pankajam Sridevi remembered her teachers with high respect, as inspiring personalities. According to her, hardwork is the common force behind every successful person. She also expressed her views on cleverness as a gift and kindness as a choice.  She felt that kindness is more important than knowledge in this era for the upliftment of the society.

While delivering the presidential address, Dr.D. Veerendra Heggade opined that society is changing as women are getting equal importance in terms of education and jobs. He took the example of SDM institutions where more females are getting admission which may force them to reserve seats for boys in the next 10 years.
 
Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director presented the Annual Report having the events happened in the institute and the achievements of the institute during 2021-2022. Dr. S N Prasad, Deputy Director rendered the vote of thanks.

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