638 graduating students who successfully completed programs of MBA, Executive MBA, MCA, MTech, BBA, BBA (HEM), and BCA were granted degrees at a ceremony marked by motivating speeches by esteemed guests. Dr KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor welcomed the invitees and dignitaries.
The students and faculty of Department of Management studies had a very beneficial learning experience at the program ‘Thriving in the Digital Economy’ conducted by IIT Madras. Prof. Vijay Kumar and Profs. Aarthy, Sruthi, Sai, Deepak and Krishna participated in the program.
The university campus came alive with eager students at the inauguration of the fourth batch of engineering, architecture and design programs. The PES University app was launched in the orientation program following the inauguration. At the outset, the gathering paid rich tributes to Prof. U R Rao, remembering him as the father of Indian satellite programme. Vice Chancellor Dr K N B Murthy introduced the guests, welcomed the invitees and parents and reiterated the commitment of PES University to the society and student community. The proceedings started with the dignitaries on the dais participating in the lighting of the lamp and melodious invocation by a student. Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor talked about the dream of Dr M R Doreswamy and founding of PES society in 1972 which then took shape of a small school and which is today a pre-eminent university with over twenty thousand students. He outlined his vision for the university and the commitment to nurture the students into competent, ethically strong global citizens. The plaque marking the launch of three centers for research was formally unveiled by the guests. Sanctioned by Department of Industries and Commerce through Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU) the centers are focused on pattern recognition and machine intelligence, IoT and data sciences and aircraft technologies.
The tournament saw keen contests among the participants. Sagar won the men’s singles title, Sadvi won the women’s singles crown, Amogh Shetty and Sunny won in the men’s doubles category, and Siddarth and Sadvi clinched mixed doubles title.
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Team Aranea’s innovation was selected from the short-listed top thirty projects at India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP 2.0) University Challenge-2017. In a closely contested round, they presented their idea to a panel of eminent judges from industry and academia at Innovators Tank challenge at IIT-Bombay.
Student Innovations @PES University ready for technology transfer: Contactless Underwater Li-Ion Battery Charging. The proposed system is capable of transferring a maximum power of 1kW at the receiver end underwater and the proposed system can be easily adapted for various other underwater systems, nodes and robots too.
G. Radhika, a computer science graduate from PESIT, a 2012-batch IPS officer, assumed charge as Superintendent of Police of Mandya.
The project submitted by Team Aranea in the category of Space Debris Mitigation has been recognized as one of the Top 30 innovations under the DST-Lockheed Martin-Tata Trusts’ India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0. The team devised a novel drag enhancement system for rapid de-orbiting of spacecraft (Nano/Micro-satellites) in Low Earth orbit (LEO). As part of the selection process into Top 10, the team was invited to present the innovation to subject matter experts. Five of the team members from the team took part in the presentation. Results are awaited. The team members include: Aishwarya Manjunath, Chaithra K, Vinod Ravi, Shrikanta Aradhya C S, Navyata Gattu, Shiva Kumar P, Yashaswi Gurumurthy, Swastik Nayak, Sahiti Vallamreddy, Suraj Singh, Vishwas N M, Raza M Khan, Sandhya G, Amruthavarshini S, Ananya Nair, Anushree C S, Naveen Balaji, Abdul Asif R, Pranay Singh Tomar, Sujan Kumar, Nakshatra Yalagach, Saurabh Surendran