The Blood Donation Camp organized by the CSR club of PES University, was a huge success and who does the credit goes to? You.! Yes, each and every one of you who came on March 20th,2017 and contributed a small part to the huge success of the camp. We collected over 900 units of blood and all of them would be put to good cause, because of you donated.

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“Bi-annual merit scholarship award ceremony was held at PES University. A total of 1322 meritorious students chosen from student body of 6834 were honoured with Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarship totaling about Rs. three crores.” The event was graced by Sri. Ananth Kumar ji, Honourable Union Minister – Parliamentary Affairs, Chemicals and Fertilizers – Government of India as chief guest. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University presided over the function.

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The team of Madhu G Nadig, Bhargav K N, D Naveen Reddy, Imran A Manzoor, Naveen Patil and Mansukh P bagged the “Innovation Award” for department of defense production in Smart India Hackathon – 2017. PM Modi addressed the participants in the Smart India hackathon.

The solution developed by the team was about Real-time intelligence gathering and analytics. It consisted of building an end to end Software-as-a-Service that collects data and gathers insights from online data in real time that enables defense analysts to make sense of big data generated by myriad of internet based sources. The focus was on real time threat detection, anomaly finding, sentiment analysis and effective summarization. The team successfully built and performed a demo of the project for the judges and analyzed many defense-sensitive issues using our platform. The highlight of the solution was the robustness and adaptability of the platform to handle any sort of data, interactive real time visualizations and a custom end to end encryption algorithm.

Smart India Hackathon 2017, world’s biggest hackathon, an HRD ministry initiative aims to promote innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students. Out of the 7531 idea submissions received for the 598 problems posted by 29 government departments, 1266 ideas were shortlisted for the ‘Grand Finale’ on April 1 & 2, 2017, during which these teams worked nonstop for 36 hours to build products based on their ideas across 26 locations in India. Evaluation criteria included novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression.

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PES University participated in inter collegiate basketball tournament at REVAMP ’17 to finish as the undisputed champions. In the opening game, the team took on CMRIT and scored a comfortable 40-16 win. In the next round, encountering relatively taller Acharya IT players and after a closely contested first half, the team went on a scoring run to win the game 49-24. Facing MVJCE in the semifinals, after taking a massive lead at the end of the first quarter, the team cruised to a 39-11 win over their opponents. The stage was set for the finals against MVIT. Both the teams gave their best and at the end it was PES University who held onto their nerves and closed out the game with a 43-42 win. Akshat Devrani, captain of PES University, was awarded the best player of the tournament. Standing(L to R) : Anish Kasi, Toby Sam, Ankit Narasimhan, R Rakesh (Coach), Sarang Pramode, Arvind Baskar, Sriram Veeraraaghavan Kneeling(L to R) : Aditya Venkatesh, Vishal Nagarajan, Dhruv Deokuliar, Akshat Devrani, Himanshu Hegde, Mohamed Hafeez

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