• Advanced PCB Design Workshop Held

    A one day workshop “PCB Design – Altium Designer” was organized by BITES in collaboration with PES University and GSAS Microsystems for the benefit of faculty members and students on Dec 21, 2018. The industry experts gave an overview of processes starting from schematic creation till generation of the files compatible with the fabrication process. About 40 students and 30 faculty members from different colleges in and around Bangalore got an opportunity to know more about truly unified design made possible by Altium Designer. The automation tool bridges all facets of the PCB design process to keep designers seamlessly connected to every aspect of your design — at all times. The workshop conducted by resource persons from GSAS Microsystems and IPC, India covered PCB design using Altium and use of simulation tools to test circuits, in a software environment to generate the outputs required for fabrication. Dr. KN Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice chancellor PES University and Chairman, BITES welcomed the dignitaries and participants and talked about how the organization is serving as a catalyst for nurturing IT educational institutes and improving employability of graduates. He emphasized on the importance of quality of faculty work in an education system. Mr. Satyanarayana, MD, GSAS Microsystems talked about the importance of understanding protocols and enabling more hands-on sessions in the education system. He also brought up the necessity of learning PCB design and how working on Altium Designer would enable students to improve their employability and prepare them for the challenges ahead. GSAS Microsystems offered licenses of Altium Designer for a limited period for all registered participants on request. Dr. Keshavan, Chairperson, EEE and Dean of Faculty concluded the workshop thanking the key resource persons and indicated that more rigorous session can be planned as a follow up for all interested participants. The Board for IT Education Standards is a non-profit society set up by the Karnataka Government, in association with IT industries and educational institutions, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry. Altium Designer is a leading global product used in Electronic Design Automation. GSAS Micro Systems is a team of technical experts adept in identifying and providing end to end solutions in the electronics industry in India. PES University is committed to creating professionally superior and ethically strong global workforce.

  • Kudos to the QQC – Quiz Quotient Team of PES University

    Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the QQC – Quiz Quotient Team, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held 6th Edition of CUIZ 2018 (The Annual National Quiz Championship), organized by Christ University Bangalore.

  • Hackathon for social change

    The Hackathon on building an application for an NGO saw new ways to digitally manage social services relevant for old-age homes, orphanages, rural development and women empowerment.The prototypes were evaluated by staff members Mr. Santosh Katti, Ms. Deepti Narayan, and alumni Mr. Gulfam Wani, from Accolite and Mr. Rakesh from Saviyant.The participants learnt the way to build application with unique features from scratch with their creative ideas under tight deadlines.The participants exceeded the expectations and built the software applications with zeal and team spirit. The hackathon was conducted by Department of Computer Applications on Nov 17, 2018.

  • Guest Lecture on importance of learning for professionals in hospitality industry

    Guest Lecture on importance of learning for professionals in hospitality industry Career development in the rapidly changing retail domain and restaurants business demands continuous learning and development. Pooja V B who heads the regional training team for a master franchise of leading global retail brands and Santosh Muruganantham, founder and CEO of Kolapasi, a chain of takeaway outlets in Chennai shared their insights about realizing ones potential through learning in a highly competitive market. The guest lecture was held on Nov 11 on the campus.

  • Free School Bags, Notebooks Distributed

    As part of social initiatives, PES University distributed free schoolbags and notebooks to students of higher primary level in government schools. The programme held on the campus was inaugurated by T. Suneel Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city. PES has been undertaking such donation drives for over a decade. The commissioner highlighted the need to inculcate human values and urged the school kids to avoid bad company and behave well to grow up as good citizens. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor in his presidential speech, said that PES has been supporting the holistic development of government school students through adopting the schools, providing free notebooks and schoolbags and undertaking direct teaching. He emphasized that a university has a duty towards the neighbourhood and the responsibility to support needy students. Dr. Doreswamy added that ‘Education without teaching humanitarian values is not an education at all’. Dr. K.N. B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor, PES University, Shri K. Annamalai, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Shrimati Rashmi S, President, Punashchetana Samajika Samsthe graced the occasion. 660 students from seven Government schools received the notebooks, pens and schoolbags. Following distribution, students, trained by the Punashchetana Samajika Samsthe, entertained the audience with a dance and drama performance as part of Parivarthane- the awareness program on crime. The programme was held on Dec 1, 2018.

  • ConQuizTador 2018 winners crowned

    Delhi Public School, Delhi won the ConQuizTador 2018 title and clinched the Dr M.R. Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. The popular quizzing event saw participation of over 2300 students from Bengaluru and other cities of India. Questions about a wide array of topics such as history, sports, entertainment, and science were posed to the students. Winners of the regional rounds of ConQuizTador, that were conducted earlier in the year competed against each other in the National Finals at Bengaluru. The competition kicked off with the Bengaluru prelims, which was a written test round of 20 questions. Many close calls and good cracks later, St Paul’s English School emerged the Bengaluru champions, while the team from National Hill View Public School took the second place. This was followed by two eliminators in which the national champions battled it out to earn their spot in the Grand Finale. The teams from Jamshedpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Pune, Jamshedpur and Mangalore moved on to the next round. Though the rounds of questions that the finalists attempted to crack left them stumped in some moments, the team from Delhi easily built up a lead early on. The teams from Hyderabad and Mangalore gave them a run for their money, as they followed closely at their heels, racking up points in crucial buzzer rounds. But Delhi’s early lead paid off in the end, winning the title. This annual event is conducted by Quotient Quiz Club, the official quizzing forum of PES University was held on 16th November 2018.

  • Industry visit to understand organic products and solutions

    Students got an opportunity to understand organic terrace farming, organic retail concept and building sustainable organics restaurant business and interact with Mr.Jayaram, founder-Greenpath. The visit to Greenpath restaurant on Nov 14, 2018 helped the students of BBA HEM know more about an organization that successfully runs eco-initiatives including organic farms, stores, eateries, eco-stays and workshops.

  • Seminar on Managing the value of the Rupee – Appreciate or Depreciate on 20 Nov 2018

    PES University had organized a seminar on Managing the value of the Rupee-Appreciate or Depreciate. Two eminent speakers presented their views on the topic. Padmashree awardee Shri Manoharan, Chairman of Canara Bank and one of the illustrious bankers of the country, spoke on the fiscal prescriptions for managing the rupee. The other eminent speaker, Dr. Abdul Aziz, a celebrated economist and Chair professor at the National Law School, Bangalore, deliberated on the economic impact of a depreciating rupee. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University, presided over the function. The gist of the two talks is given below: The value of a currency symbolizes the economic strength of a country. Is there an ideal value of the rupee? There are a myriad number of levers driving the rupee value, most of them not in India’s control. The elephant in the room, clearly, is crude price, a key driver of the value of the rupee. India imports 80% of its oil requirement. A weak rupee will make oil imports dearer, stoking inflation. The crude price itself is subject to forces such as globaleconomic growth, OPEC’s policies, US shale production, international sanctions and political turmoil in countries such as Venezuela. On the other hand, if the US Fed increases interest rates, dollars leave India, further plunging the rupee value. A depreciated rupee increases our Current Account Deficit (CAD). The remittances of the Indian diaspora limit the CAD, but remittances remain unstable due to the turmoil in the Middle-East. A weak rupee does bolster our exports; so, a depreciated rupee is not necessarily all evil. In fact, export-intensive countries such as China and Korea, as a matter of state policy, hold their currencies to boost exports; the US bills them “currency manipulators”. The flip side is that a strong rupee also poses problems; exports become uncompetitive although the import bill reduces. A strong rupee does ease the burden on external borrowings. To be fair, most major currencies have depreciated against the dollar. The rupee depreciation seems steep, but in real terms, IMF feels the depreciation is less than 6% in the last six months. High growth rates of the country and modest levels of external debt favour India in keeping the value of the Rupee in check. The other salutary issue is India’s healthy foreign exchange reserves, although the stated policy of the RBI is not to chase a specific target of the rupee but limit its volatility. Market forces largely determine the rupee movement in India within a band. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is growing at a strong clip and helps in stabilizing the rupee; the colour of FDI money is much better than that of fickle FII investments as it creates enduring assets for the country. The recently concluded deal with Japan on currency swap provides some additional cushion. The economic impact of a weak rupee was dwelled upon by the speakers. The impact of depreciated prices on the common man, such as higher fuel costs, was delineated. The speakers expounded on the impact of a weak rupee on India’s economic growth trajectory, per capita income, inflation control, and job creation.

  • Kudos to architecture students of Faculty of Architecture, PES University

    Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the Faculty of Architecture, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held Annual Inter- Collegiate Architectural Fest, Envisage, organized by BMS College of Architecture on 16 th and 17 th of November, 2018.

  • PES University Foundation Day, Prof. C N R Rao & Prof. M R D Merit Scholarship and IET Accreditation Award Ceremony – 2018

    PES University, Bangalore, as part of its Foundation Day celebrations, had organised a grand event to celebrate the academic merit performance of its students, at the Hosakerehalli Campus on 24th November 2018. Sri. G T Devegowda, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka, was the Chief Guest for the event and Sri. Shankarlinge Gowda H, Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Authority, Govt. of Karnataka was the Guest of Felicitation. Prof. M R Doreswamy gave a warm welcome to the Hon’ble Minister. He then introduced the Chief Guest, Sri G T Devegowda. He declared the scholarship awards for more than 3000 meritorious students on campus, amounting to Rupees Two Crore and Thirty Lakhs. He congratulated the cream of students and mentioned about their performance. He also expressed his happiness for the presence of the Hon’ble Minister on this occasion in-spite of his busy schedule. Sri. G T Devegowda, gave away the CNR Rao scholarships and MRD Scholarships for all the toppers from various courses. He then addressed the gathering of scholarship holders, their parents and the faculty members. He applauded the works and high morals of Prof. M R Doreswamy, the founder of PES University. He also praised the responsibilities of dutiful teachers which he said, is the only noble profession. He advised all the students to get education on par with technological trends and at the same time preserve our environment. He also said that the students should respect elders, parents and teachers and become good citizen with social responsibilities. Sri. M K Shankarlinge Gowda, was felicitated by Prof. M R Doreswamy, on this occasion. In his address, he started his talk with the projection of the Economical status of India, which stands 6th in the world. He mentioned about the strength of young India. He also advised that Universities should be Centre of Excellence. He concluded by quoting: “Be any body.. But become Somebody”. This is possible by acquiring skills, he said. Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Chair, IET India Development Panel, informed the audience about the impact of IET Accreditation to Technological Universities and its advantages to students, faculty and University at large. Mr. Raghavan, Head of Membership & Partnership, IET India Development Panel, officially declared the IET Accreditation to PES University. He also announced that PES University is the first to get the IET Accreditation in Karnataka and 5th in India. Dr. V Krishna Murthy, Registrar, PES University gave away the vote of thanks. He thanked the huge gathering of students and parents.

  • Big win at CISCO IoT Hackathon 2018

    The Mind Install team from PES University devised the winning hack, Non Intrusive Self Sleep Monitor System using In Ear EEG to take home the first prize. The system keeps track of a person's sleep cycle to avoid problems like sleep apnea, depression and anxiety. It uses ear EEG which is more comfortable and cheaper than conventional EEG devices. An android app was developed to show results through which user can directly share the reports to a doctor with a single click. The team of Prasanna Venkatesan and Pavitra N, 7th semester students of ECE and Sameer Gadicherla and Akash Nagaraj. 7th semester students of CSE won the cash prize of Rs. 35000 at the hackathon conducted by RVCE Hacks on November 2-3, 2018.

  • Glowing tributes to Sardar Patel on Ekta Diwas

    On the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, addressing a gathering of teachers, students and staff, Prof M R Doreswamy, traced the journey of the visionary from his services in Gujarat to joining the freedom struggle and working closely with Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak. He observed that the freedom struggle was fought with only two weapons, non-violence and truth and Sardar Patel succeeded in the Herculean task of negotiating with the then 550 princely states of free India to unite and build the country geographically and emotionally. He said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel represents courage, patriotism and strength and we all should follow his footsteps. Dr. K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor administered the oath to the audience, to foster and reinforce our dedication to preserve and strengthen unit, integrity and security of our nation.

  • Assisting press conference for a celebrated event

    Students of BBA HEM got an opportunity of curating a press conference that officially inaugurated the upcoming edition of a celebrated event. The first-hand experience of managing the event flow, welcoming guests and liaising with sponsors and media personnel was valuable learning. The press conference launching the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon to be held on Dec 8, 2018 was addressed by Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player and Shalini Saraswati, Indian Blade Runner. The initiative, aimed to create a platform to raise funds for health, education, social welfare and rural enlistment projects is supported by leading sports and film personalities and backed by companies for employee engagement and brand visibility and NGOs for raising funds and creating awareness on their cause. The press conference was held at a glitzy venue in Bangalore on October 30, 2018.

  • Champions at Infini 18

    The annual international sports festival saw the hosts, PES University clinching the overall championship after winning in cricket, football and women’s throw ball. INFINI 2018 which was held form Oct 9-13 had 1200 participants from 43 colleges and 6 universities of which 3 universities were from Srilanka. The sports that included cricket, badminton, basketball, throw ball, Kabaddi and Futsal were played in Ring Road campus and Electronic City campus. The winners were felicitated at a function presided over by Dr K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor held on October 13, 2018.

  • Faculty in the News: Prestigious Award for Prof Srinivasan

    Prof Srinivasan V received the Best Professor in Mechanical Engineering award at the regional round of Dewang Mehta National Education Awards held on Sep 5, 2018 in Bangalore. The prestigious award is judged by an independent jury comprising of eminent business leaders and professionals. Every year the organizers, committed to making a real difference to the education community; business and the economy award the best professors in various disciplines.

  • Social activity in Boot Strap program

    Students got an opportunity to participate in the Akshaya Patra program and attend workshop on Mind and Body.At Gurukula Vidya Peeta, they distributed books, clothes, and stationery and basic coaching in mathematics was conducted by the faculty.Students participated in the activity on September 29, 2018 as part of the Boot Strap program of department of computer applications.

  • Mock interviews by Alumni

    To help the students prepare for interviews the alumni conducted mock interviews and group discussions. The alumni provided the feedback on the performance and answered questions about how to present themselves confidently.

  • The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the ICACCI

    The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), was held at PES University Electronic City Campus, Bangalore from Sep 19 to 22. The event commenced with the lighting of lamp by a group of dignitaries – Chief guest Dr. Schahram Dustdar, Head of Distributed Systems Group, The TU Wien, Austria, Guest of Honor Dr Thomas M Coughlin, 2018 President-Elect, IEEE USA, Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair, Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India and DrSabu M Thampi, Professor, IIIT-M, Trivandraum , Executive Chair, ICACCI. The ceremony was followed by Saraswati-Vandana. Dr Sudarshan TSB, Dean Research, PESU Bangalore formally introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed the participants, colleagues & students from all over the world. He talked about the scope of ICACCI and how it provides an international forum for exchange of ideas between students and researchers. Prof D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, expressed his gratitude towards ICACCI for choosing PES as host for such a prestigious event. He talked about the vision and the how the “Spirit of PES” guides them to make their vision a reality. Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair briefed about the importance of the event and the excellent platform it presents for researchers and students. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Shikha Tripathi, Research Head, PES and Organizing Chair of ICACCI. She mentioned the previous conferences and gave a layout of events to come in forthcoming days.

  • Students assist a prestigious launch event

    Students gained hands-on experience at the opening of the world’s largest mobile experience store by Samsung. They assisted in crowd management, logistics, coordination with vendors and activities related to large store opening. The students of BBA HEM volunteered for the event management company for which the department is an academic partner.

  • PES University student at Interspeech 2018

    The paper on Robust Voice Activity Detection Using Frequency Domain Long-Term Differential Entropy jointly authored by Debayan Ghosh was accepted for oral presentation at Interspeech 2018. He has also received the student travel grant registration, travel and stay. Debayan is a final year student of ECE. The conference with the theme of Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies was held in Hyderabad from Sep 2-6, 2018. Interspeech is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing.