SDM-IMD hosts Overseas Programme Certificate Awarding Ceremony

SDM-IMD hosts Overseas Programme Certificate Awarding Ceremony

September 2, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: As part of new initiatives to bring in focus on social responsibility, ethics and sustainability coupled with business excellence to overseas students, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD) conducted 20-hour ‘Programme on Developing Business Excellence (DBE) – With a Sense of Social Responsibility’ for foreign students of St. Philomena’s College in Bannimantap. The programme culminated with an award ceremony held at SDM-IMD campus in Siddarthanagar.

The first batch had 21 students from 7 countries — Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Yemen, Jordon, Mozambique, Tanzania and Somalia — who received the Certificate from Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/ Manager, St. Philomena’s College, Mysuru.

Prof. Othbert Pinto, PG Director, St. Philomena’s College, expressing his view, said that the effective delivery of 20-hour programme aimed at overall exposure to diverse aspects of 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.

Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of SDM-IMD, expressed happiness at the successful completion of the programme 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 SDM-IMD and St. Philomena’s has ensured the benefit to the faculty members and student community in knowledge-sharing and adding value to the holistic development of the students.

Dr. Alphonsus D’Souza, Principal of St. Philomena’s, faculty members and staff from SDM-IMD and St. Philomena’s were present. 

Dr. M.V. Sunil, Head – Academic Administration and lead of the Programme on DBE, informed that the encouraging and positive feedback from 21 overseas students of the first batch was highly motivating. SDM-IMD will continue its effort to introduce India and its business environment with a sense of social responsibility to the overseas students.


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