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Workshop on Design Thinking

A workshop on Design Thinking was organized for the new PGDM 2023-25 batch on July 11 & 12, 2023. The workshop focused on introducing the concept and process of design thinking in a real-time environment in the industry and in personal life. The activity-based workshop introduced -  empathy, innovation, and iterations - with a case study on the collective governance model. The workshop was part of the Orientation Program 2023 and was designed & offered by Dr Sunil M.V., Faculty – Systems & General Management, SDMIMD.

Invited talk by Mr. T. V. Mohan

Mr. T. V. Mohan, Country Head & MD – India, ANDREAS MAIER Workholding Technology Pvt Ltd. (Subsidiary of AMF - Germany), Bengaluru spoke about the essential qualities of a leader held on July 12, 2023. He stressed on time management, communication and how to take criticisms in your stride and achieve success through continuous learning. The talk has been organized as a part of the Orientation program for PGDM 2023-25 batch.

Talk on Innovation for Growth by Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy

Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy, a seasoned Design Thinker, CEO, and Managing Director at Innomantra, delivered an insightful presentation to incoming students on the topic of Innovation, held on July 12, 2023. During his engaging talk, he delved into the concept of "Innovation for Growth" as a strategic approach that organizations embrace to foster continuous growth and success. Drawing upon numerous illustrations, Mr. Lokesh effectively elucidated how fostering innovations enables organizations to uncover new opportunities, optimize operations, and create unique products or services that cater to evolving customer needs.

Invited Talk by Mr. Kumarpal M Jain

Mr. Kumarpal M Jain, Katariya Consultancy India LLP, Mysore, member of “Institute of Chartered, Accountants of India”, delivered a talk for first-year students of PGDM 2023–25 batch, held on July 11, 2023, as part of the Orientation Program 2023.
He set the tone of the speech by providing a glimpse of what a startup firm's motto needs to be. The interactive session continued with the importance of investing in start-up firms and how to identify a suitable start-up business. Mr.Jain gave a hint that a firm that can earn 16% and above on its capital employed can be considered worth investing in. He threw light on the sustainability of businesses, saying that a start-up that wants to survive and sustain the industry must focus on expanding the customer base and retaining them by providing what exactly they want within the scope of the business by customising the services as per their needs and expectations. He concluded that, at the end of the day, a business can survive only if it is consistently profitable and focused.  

Invited Talk on Positive Thinking

Prof. Parashiva Murthy, Professor & Counsellor, Mysore delivered a talk on 'Positive Thinking' to the newly joined students of the PGDM 2023-25 batch as a part of the orientation program on July 11. 2023. He narrated that positive thinking would make people successful in their chosen fields. "Hurdles in life are normal and one should not be deterred by failure as it is the stepping stone to success", said the speaker. He advised the students to adhere to values and build self-confidence as it is going to be pivotal in personal and family life. Prof.Murthy concluded by saying, "Winners make it happen, Losers let it happen".

Workshop on Indian Society in Transition

Dr R. Indira Ramarao, Member of the Governing Board of SDMIMD and Formerly Professor of Sociology & Former Director, International Center, University of Mysore, conducted a section-wise focused Workshop on Indian Society in Transition to the PGDM 2023-2025 Batch. The Workshop was organized as a part of the Orientation Program for the batch PGDM 2023-25, held during July 10-11, 2023.

Workshop on imperatives in Social Responsibilities

Prof. C.V. Sridhar, Faculty – General Management and Manager - Administration, SDMIMD, conducted a workshop for the sections of the PGDM 2023-2025 between July 10 and July 12, 2023, as part of the Orientation Program 2023. The workshop focused on sensitizing the young manager toward their responsibility for society and introducing them to the social-centric philosophy of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD Commences Residential PGDM 2023-25 Batch

Commencement inauguration for the SDMIMD Residential 2-Year Full-time PGDM (MBA Equivalent) Batch 2023-25 was held on 10 July 2023. Dr. (Lt Col) Prasad. S. N., Director, SDMIMD and Dr. NR Parasuraman, Director Emeritus addressed the incoming students. Distinguished Address was delivered by the Sri. D. Surendra Kumar, Vice President, SDM Educational Trust, Prof. L. Gandhi, Chairman - Admissions, SDMIMD, welcomed and introduced the batch. Prof. Mohammed Minhaj, Chairperson-Academic Programmes gave an overview of the entire programme. Dr. S Saibaba, delivered the Vote of Thanks.  
231 students from 20 Indian states have been admitted this year with a record gender ratio of 53% Male and 47% Female students with a big jump of 12% in the number of female students from the last year. The academic diversity of the batch includes undergraduates from Engineering, Commerce, Management, Science, and with 25% of students having relevant work experience.