ECONOMICS CONFERENCE 2019 The trends of global economic growth reflect two contracting stories. If many of the African and some of the Asian economies failed in pulling off the much-desired growth, rise of countries like Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China etc surprised the world. India stays somewhere in between these two extremes. Development is neither universal nor uniform. In the market driven economy, the fruits of development are not distributed evenly leading to imbalanced society. The persistent economic crisis in different parts of the world has made economists to wonder whether the practicing economic growth models are potential enough to generate sustainability in growth. Economists and policy makers also ponder the question of how large is the size of trade-off between economic growth and sustainable development. Thus, the major and immediate challenge of the current century is to generate growth which is inclusive and sustainable. In order to create a better and sustainable future, Governments, Corporates and NGOs need to work collectively and playing their respective roles most effectively. In this backdrop, to provide a stimulating platform for academicians and practitioners to reflect, deliberate, and suggest measures that are needed both at macro and the micro levels to elevate India and other backward economies to higher and sustained growth trajectory, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) is organizing the international conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development- Emerging Trends” on November 15-16, 2019.
SDMIMD bags Dasara Flower Show Prize
SDMIMD is proud of its picturesque campus and green courtyards with verdant environs. The garden known for its landscape, decorative plants and fruit garden has won Five first prizes in the categories:- Ornamental - Outdoor plants, Lawns, indoor plants, Fruit garden and amphitheatre. Also, it has won Best ornamental garden Prize in the recently held Dasara flower competition organised by Department of Horticulture, Govt of Karnataka.
Over the years, the SDMIMD campus garden has received great appreciation from the visitors and consistently for 9 successive years garden has won the award during Dasara Flower Show Competition.
Exchange Program visit to BUiD, Dubai by Prof. Gandhi
Prof. L. Gandhi, Faculty – OB/HR, SDMIMD, visited British University in Dubai (BUiD), Dubai during October 21 to 23, 2019 on a Faculty Exchange Program (FEP). Prof. Gandhi conducted the sessions for MBA Program in the University. Students of the program are the working executives who are pursuing their MBA from BUiD. The sessions focused on Organization Behaviour (OB) covering the global scenario. Several case studies and situations from Indian scenario were introduced to the students.
2-Day Workshop by Kennesaw State University professor
Dr. Sheb True, Professor of Marketing, Interim Director – MBA Programs, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, United States, conducted 2-Day workshop on ‘Strategic Positioning and Leadership’ on October 18 & 19, 2019 at SDMIMD. The workshop was organized for the focused group of PGDM 2018-20 Batch marketing specialization students.
SDMIMD organised the annual flagship event for Undergraduates - Abhigyaan ’19, on October 10 & 11, 2019 at its campus. 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 Day-2 of Abhigyaan 2019 commenced with the final rounds of the management events. Abhigyaan was 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. The event was organized and coordinated by the Samprati Committee of SDMIMD.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VALUE DRIVEN MARKETING 2019
In the current changing market environment, the objective of this ‘International Conference on Marketing’ is to provide a platform for the industry, marketing practitioners and academia to share their knowledge and experiences in value-driven marketing. The conference is expected to be a confluence of marketing minds, where there will be active sharing of best practices and insights how value driven marketing principles can benefit the stakeholders in long run.
Awards Presented to SDMIMD TOASTMASTERS SDMIMD Toastmasters Club has won two awards at the annual conference conducted by Toastmasters International. The awards won are: 1. The Spirit of 92 award: This award is given to recognise the Distinguished Club Status achieved by our club on account of accomplishing 10 goals in the area of education, membership, training and administration. It involved achieving the Competent Leadership Award, getting new members, Club officers training and submitting information on time for the club to run smoothly to benefits members. SDMIMD belongs to district 92 which includes Karnataka and Kerala. 2. The Phoenix Award: This award marks our club’s never give up attitude and achieving the highest success ever since the club started in 2014. We had a crisis situation with less than 10 members in March 2018. In less than ten months, our club and its members sprung back into action and took the membership up to 23 and achieved this Distinguished Status.
TELECAST ABOUT SDMIMD IN TIMES NOW Times Now will be telecasting a special feature about SDMIMD as per the following schedule. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 3:30 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 3:30 PM The program will also include an interview with our Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, discussions with our key functionaries, key visuals on the campus and activities, the growth of SDMIMD and its 25 Years journey in management education.
The students of PGDM Batch of 2018-20 emerged as the winners of ‘Arthayudh 2019’, organized by the Department of Management Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru, held during 20th and 21st September 2019. Mr Jeffrey Joshua Durai and Mr Dronamraju Subhakar were the winners of Marketing Event, Mr Abhilash R and Mr Yashank Uthappa won the Finance Event, Ms Shoba Reddy and Ms Yerupula Haripriya were the runners up of the Human Resources event, and Mr Bellurkar Vijay and Mr Anand Sharma were the runners up of B-Quiz event. Ms Srinidhi, Mr Harshith and Mr Revanth T were the runners up of the Best Management Team event. The winners received cash prizes worth Rs. 85,000/- in addition to trophies and certificates.
Ms Ekta Burman and Mr Dronamraju Subhakar of PGDM 2018-20 Batch have secured first place in the preliminary round of Maria Philip Memorial Intercollegiate Debate Competition conducted recently in Mysore on September 25, 2019. The Winners will be participating in the finals that will be held at XIME, Bangalore.