SDMIMD featured in Times Now PathFinder
Times Now telecasted a special feature about SDMIMD in the PathFinder series on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The program focused on SDMIMD’s 25 Years journey in management education and included interview with Chairman Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala and discussions with our key functionaries.
Placements PGDM 2017-19
SDMIMD recorded 100 percent placement . With one more month to go for the completion of the program, all eligible students were placed with the highest salary of Rs.9 lakhs, average salary of Rs.7.14 lakhs and median salary of 6.1 lakhs. The students have been placed in varied roles such as Management Trainee, Consultant, Business Analyst, Credit Analyst, Market Intelligence Analyst, Area Manager, Regional Area Sales Manager etc. It has been a stupendous performance thus far by our students, wherein the Institute has seen marquee companies visiting the campus and vying for our talents.
Inputs on 'Preparation for Interviews' by Expert
Mr Kiran Joshi, former Career Consultant and Former Manager - Learning & Development, IIM Udaipur, delivered invited talk on 'Preparation for Interview' to PGDM 2018-20 Batch on September 23, 2019. The interaction with the speaker on various aspects of interview and interviewing was the major takeaway for SDMites. The talk concluded with Q&A.
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.
Unity in Diversity! SDMIMD is a place where you can see students across the country.The institute encourages students to celebrate the festival from thier place. Students celebrate wide range of festivals starting from onam, Ganesha chaturthi,Durga Pooja, kannada rajyotsava. Students will not only organise these celebration but they will also let you relish thier authentic food during festival. So guys ain't you all excited to be part of this journey. Come join SDMIMD to be a part of all this cultural diversification.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS Student exchange programs enable students to understand each other's countries, business practices and culture. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities. Students of SDMIMD have the enriching educational opportunity of participating in foreign exchange programmes. SDMIMD has collaborated with high-profile, international management institutes of repute to conduct Student Exchange Programmes every year for an understanding of management from an international perspective. SDMIMD has Student Exchange Programs with the Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France; University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; Universidad EAN, Colombia, Suramerica; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe & EAE Business School, Spain. Every year, students can opt to study for one term at either of the above Institutes. Such students are put through a selection process, which also includes an interview. Various parameters like academic performance, performance in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities are taken into consideration to draw up the final list of candidates to study in the foreign universities.
Marketing Conference 2019
SDMIMD organized 2nd International Conference on Marketing on Friday, October 18, 2019 on the theme Value Driven Marketing.
Dr. Sheb True, Professor of Marketing, Interim Director – MBA Programs, Coles Colleges of Business, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, United States, inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address. Dr. Sheb True said “Studying or teaching a popular course is right, but everybody will be learning the same. So, what is the differentiator? How we change what we do? Should be the focus of the institutions or university”. The address introduced various studies on the keynote topic and the speaker shared the resources for further readying. He also focused on relooking at the value created by business education and how business education is changing globally.
Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD who also spoke on the occasion said when marketing has shifted from product driven to customer driven, the discussion and deliberation on the ‘value driven’ is more appropriate as value driven is oriented for customer in a value chain.
Dr. Jayakrishnan, Conference Chair presented the theme of the conference and said over the years marketing moved from product centric era to human centric era. “Marketers need to identify, understand the anxieties and desires of the consumers to fulfil their needs. The Triple Bottom Line Concept is being embraced by several firms bringing together – economic value, environmental health and social progress. In the current changing market environment, the objective of ‘International Conference on Marketing’ is to provide a platform for the industry, marketing practitioners and academia to share their knowledge and experiences of marketing in the value driven marketing” he added.
The conference attracted more than 70 research papers on the conference theme and the papers were presented during the track sessions. Technical sessions were also part of the conference. Mr. Aditya Singh, Head – Jewellery International Business, Titan Company Limited; and Mr. Nagachethan S M, Senior Vice President &Product Head, Chaitanya (CRIDS) delivered the Technical Session Talk.
ECONOMICS CONFERENCE 2019
November 15 & 16, 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.
Invited talk on ‘Career in Sales & Marketing’
Mr. Ashwani Khanna, Head of Marketing, FunderMax India, delivered an invited talk organized for PGDM 2018-20 Batch on September 11, 2019 at SDMIMD.
Mr. Ashwani gave insights into the sales profession and the opportunities available to build a career. He emphasised the importance of sales in an organization as it generates revenue to the organization and the performance results are measurable as it is linked to targets. These challenges create opportunities, which in turn help in professional growth. At the end of the day results in job satisfaction.
The talk concluded with the interactive session with the speaker.