The 26th Annual Convocation of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development was held today at the Institute Campus situated at the foothills of Chamundi Hill Road, Siddharthanagar, Mysuru. Given the COVID-related restrictions, the audience was restricted only to the students passing out, their parents, members of the Governing Board, faculty, and staff of SDMIMD and representatives of the Press. https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/26th_Annual_Convocation
Annual Leadership talk 2021 - by Prof. Barry O'Mahony of Abu Dhabi University
SDMIMD is organizing the 12th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) on Thurday, February 11, 2021. This year the talk will be delivered by Prof. Barry O'Mahony, Dean, College of Business, Professor of Services Management, Abu Dhabi University.
The event, which has been held since 2008, has had speakers who are luminaries from various fields like Dr. Michael A. Consumano (Professor, MIT Sloan School), Dr. V. Prakash (Former Director, CFTRI, Mysore), Dr. H. Sudarshan (Hony. Secretary, Karuna Trust), Dr. R Balasubramaniam (Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore); Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder and CEO of Grow Talent Company Ltd; Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, The President, Global Research Alliance; Prof. Gita Gopinath, Professor in Economics, Harvard University; Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co- Founder, Software Paradigms International Group LLP (SPI); Mr. Salil Ravindran, CFO, Marlabs; Dr Stefan Wilms, Dean of the faculty of Economics and Transport, Heilbronn University, Germany; and in 2019, Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan, Executive Chairman, Mindtree delivered the 11th Edition of Annual Leadership Talk.
SELECTION PROCESS -
- Applicants will be shortlisted based on consistent academic performance, competitive exam score, recognition of participation in extracurricular activities including sports, debates, theatre, fine arts etc. and work experience if applicable finally for the admission.
- Shortlisted applicants, based on the consistent academic performance, extracurricular activities will be called for Personal Interview in February – March 2021 to be held at several centres across India as mentioned in the Application Form (Online interviews are also scheduled on request)
- Selected students will be intimated by email/phone/mobile. Your seat will be Blocked for admission on receipt of the first installment of fees by the due date as mentioned in the Offer Letter.
- Your seat will be Confirmed subject to the receipt of your entrance exam score and payment of the Second installment of fees.
Good campus facilities are one of the basic requirements for a good education and SDMIMD ensures that students have the best in terms of facilities and infrastructure. Students are provided with quality infrastructure like smart classrooms, a good library with conventional as well as e-resources and other wellness resources like yoga, well-equipped gym and sports equipment. Good hostel facilities are also provided with single rooms, study areas, a good quality hygienic mess and other recreational facilities.
Naissance - The Annual Flagship Management Event
SDMIMD's flagship B-School Management Fest Naissance usually takes place in the month of January or February. ‘Naissance 2020’ was inaugurated with Mr. Ryshyanth, Superintend of Police (SP) Mysore District and Mr. H. S. Nagesh, Vijaya Bank, Mysore as distinguished Chief Guests. The 2019 edition with the theme 'Combat of the Crowns’ was inaugurated by the Chief Guest His Highness, The Maharaja of Mysore, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. The two-day national level B-School fest witnessed intellectual battle and supremacy between the brightest minds of premier B-schools of India with the participation of 176 students from 18 colleges.
The theme for the year was 2020 ‘Battle of the Zodiac Signs’ which revolved around the management lessons and principles to be derived from Signs of Zodiac which battle to prove their mettle. The theme of ‘Naissance 2019 – Combat of the Crowns’ revolved around the management lessons and principles derived from the ancient Indian emperors and its implications in today’s dynamic business environment. In 2018 the event was designed under the theme “Heroes We Need”. The year before that was designed under the theme “India-The Promised Land” which reflects India as a jewel in the emerging market crown. So every year a new and innovative theme is there.
Every year the number of colleges and students kept on increasing. This shows the growing popularity of SDMIMD’s flagship event.
Scholarships offered by SDMIMD
Four different types of scholarships are available where students are provided aid depending on their merit which includes –
- Entry Merit Scholarship – all finally selected candidates with a consistent 70% aggregate all through their academics are eligible.
- Empowering Women Scholarship - This is also a special scholarship for women where all women applicants with a minimum 60% aggregate all through their academics are eligible.
- Student Exchange Subsidy – All students selected for the international exchange program are selected.
- Student Merit Scholarship – Students are awarded for outstanding performance for each term.
Student Exchange Program at SDMIMD
The Student 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.
SDMIMD has entered into MOUs with 15 leading overseas Business Schools for various areas of collaboration.
Abhigyaan - Annual Management Fest
Every year SDMIMD organises the annual flagship event for Undergraduates - Abhigyaan at its campus. Last year it was held on October 10 & 11. The two-day fest was inaugurated by Dr N. R Parasuraman, the Director of SDMIMD.
More than 400 students from colleges across Karnataka participated in various events such as Best Manager, Best Entrepreneur, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, B-Quiz, Photography, Mad Ads, Treasure Hunt and Street Play. The sports event was introduced in this year’s fest and a cricket match was organized. The inaugural day culminated with vibrant cultural competitions such as Singing, Dancing and Fashion Show.
The second day of Abhigyaan 2019 commenced with the final rounds of the management events. Abhigyaan is a wonderful platform for the students to showcase their managerial skills and talents. SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore emerged as the overall champions of Abhigyaan’ 2019.
Abhigyaan is organized and coordinated by the Samprati Committee, event management committee of SDMIMD, along with the student volunteers every year.
SDMIMD's Institution Innovation Council
Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI) has approved the establishment of the Institute Innovation Council (IIC) as per the norms of Innovation Cell at SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. The center will systematically foster the culture of Innovation in the eco-system, by encouraging, inspiring and nurturing the young managers by supporting them to work with new ideas with multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campus.
The IIC will be conducting various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central Ministry of Education Innovation Cell (MIC) in time bound fashion.
Panel Discussion on Impact of Covid 19 on Job Market
Impact of COVID19 on jobs and placements and how to emerge successful’ was the topic for online panel discussion organized on June 6, 2020 for the PGDM 2019-2021 Batch. Alumni members of SDMIMD’s PGDM program Ms. Hamsini Ramamurthy, Zonal HR Manager, Aditya Birla Group (Cement Business); Ms. Deepti Rao, Associate Director (Compensation & Benefits), IQVIA; and, Mr. Sandesh Murchy, Lead-HR, Oracle; were the panel members. The panellists gave valuable insights into the expected growth of different industry sectors and inputs to the students on how they can prepare for the Post-COVID world. The discussion was moderated by Dr R. Sugant, Chairman – Career Services and Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore.