Mysuru: As a part of new initiatives to bring in focus on social responsibility, ethics and sustainability coupled with business excellence to overseas students, SDMIMD conducted a 20-hour ‘Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility for the foreign students of St. Philomena’s College, Mysore. The program culminated in an award ceremony held at the SDMIMD campus on August 24, 2021.
The first batch had 21 students from 7 countries – Papua Newguinea, Afghanistan, Yemen, Jordon, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Somalia – who received the Program Certificate from Dr Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/Manager, St. Philomena’s College Institutions, Mysore.
Prof. Othbert Pinto – PG Director, St. Philomena’s College (Autonomous), Mysore, expressing his view said that the effective delivery of a 20-hour program aimed at overall exposure to diverse aspects of the Indian business environment – introduced the culture, ethics, leadership, consumer behaviour, social responsibility, corporate culture, leadership and Indian family business. The overseas students well received the sessions. He appreciated the course content delivery and the reference materials provided during the course.
Director of SDMIMD, Dr N.R. Parasuraman expressed happiness at the successful completion of the program and gave the audience the background and philosophy behind the offering.
Ronal Prakash Cutinha, IQAC Coordinator, St. Philomena’s College, stated that ‘the collaboration between SDMIMD and St. Philomena’s College has ensured the benefit to the faculty members & student community in knowledge sharing and adding value to the holistic development of the students.
The principal of St. Philomena’s College, Dr Alphonsus D’Souza, faculty members, and staff from SDMIMD and St. Philomena’s College were present.
Dr Sunil M.V., Head – Academic Administration and lead of the Program on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) informed that the encouraging and positive feedback about the learning from the program by the 21 overseas students of the first batch is highly motivating. SDMIMD will continue its effort to introduce India and its business environment with a sense of social responsibility to the overseas students.