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SDMIMD MBA Alumni Day: Thriving in a complex world

SDMIMD MBA Alumni Day Thriving in a complex world
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Mysuru: MBA Na Milegi Dubaara! – N. Ravi Shankar, It was a knowledge & experience sharing, synergy meeting, and fun & exciting- day for SDMIMD’s new batch of PGDM 2023-25 Batch on the ‘Alumni Day’ organized as part of the Orientation Program 2023. SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) organized this synergy meeting between the new students and the alumni members on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at its campus near the foothill of Chamundi.

Noted columnist, entrepreneur, angel investor, CEO of Aim High and alumnus of the institute, N. Ravi Shankar, in his talk on ‘MBA Na Milega Dubara’ said, “Two years later, you will walk into a very complex world, further compounded by AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning). One needs to combine our learnings and skill creatively to thrive in a world like that. We need to operate with confidence that whilst. AI can organize and retrieve data and information better than us (human beings), ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Wisdom’ are still in the human domain”. The message from the speaker to the new batch is to enjoy learning, explore new skills, and enrich themselves to be ready for the corporate world.

Earlier, Niranjan Naik, President, Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association; and Senior Consultant – Prominent Minds and Bosch, introduced the objective and activities of the association to the new students and called upon to join the online portal to interact with nearly 3000 alumni members spread across the world. He said, ‘in today’s VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world network is net worth. Young managers should look beyond social media for networking and start interacting in the physical world’.

Theja Mohan, Founder of Wise Money and alumnus of the institute, in his talk on ‘Opportunities in the Finance Sector’, said, ‘Today’s Financial Services Sector is embracing talent from across different disciplines to bring in fresh ideas that can disrupt this space. So I wish the best to all the aspirants who want to pursue careers in this sector full of great opportunities. The Indian Financial Services Sector is as bright a star as our Indian Economy at this opportune time. MBA students who aspire to take up careers in the Financial Services Sector can look forward to the immense opportunities available in this space if they hone their skill sets to take on the challenging dynamics of this sector.’

The invited talks were followed by a Panel Discussion on ‘What students need to prepare themselves for the next 2 years – expectations’ moderated by Niranjan Naik. The panel members were N. Ravi Shankar, CEO of Aim High Consulting; Theja Mohan, Founder of Wise Money; Pavan Kumar S.H., HR Business Partner, Hitachi Energy India Limited; Anil Ram, Associate Vice President, Ujjivan Small Finance; and Padmashree G.S., Emotional Scientists and Counsellor. The panel discussion concluded with an interactive and informative question & answer session.

The Alumni Network Team of SDMIMD (ANTS) team of students on campus from PGDM 2022-24 Batch coordinated and organized the Alumni Day. Faculty and staff were present.

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Photo 1: N. Ravi Shankar, CEO of Aim High Consulting, addressing the students on the topic – MBA Na Milegi Dubaara!
Photo 2: Members for the Panel Discussion on the topic – What students need to prepare themselves for the next 2 years – expectations’
Photo 3: Alumni Members who conducted the session on ‘Alumni Day 2023’ with the Director of SDMIMD, Dr S.N. Prasad (3rd from Left) and Prerana Alumni Association – Faculty Representative Dr Sunil M.V. (3rd from Right)

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