Budding cricketers in PES University were all excited at the inauguration of the PES Cricket Ground. INFINI 2017, the annual international sports fest of PES also got underway on the same day, 11th October. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor and Dr. K.N.B Murthy, Vice Chancellor graced the occasions. The 3-day fest saw participation of forty colleges including university of Colombo and University of Moratuwa from Sri Lanka. The games at Infini 2017 include cricket, Futsal, basket-ball, throw-ball, badminton and pro-Kabaddi.
The seminar featured expert speakers from industry and academia. The students gained better understanding of analytics, tools and processes used in the industry and their applications in various domains. The panel discussion brought forth the views of experts on the emerging trends in data science. Dr.T.S.Mohan, Director and Founder, Pragyan Data Labs inaugurated the seminar. Eminent speakers shared their insights and practical experiences in the complex and fast growing area of data science and analytics.
Team Aranea from PES University works on novel de-orbiting mechanism for Micro and Nano satellites in low and medium altitude Earth orbits (LEOs & MEOs) in the project called Ultra-thin Wires Drag Enhancement System (UWDES). Ten members of the team attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)-2017 held at Adelaide, Australia from Sept 25th to 29th. IAC is the largest annual space tech conference attended by scientists, industry and academia worldwide. The team presented a paper on the UWDES concept, titled “Drag Enhancement for Spacecraft using Numerous Ultra-Thin Wires Arranged into Drag-Wire Webs of Various Configurations”.
In this year’s Motor Trend Truck contest, the truck from Ford emerged as the Super Duty Motor Trend Truck of 2017. Kaushik Shanboug, as Engine Calibration Engineer, at Ford Motor Company, was part of the engineering team working on the winning product for over 57 months. Kaushik completed his BE in Telecom from PES in 2010.
Periodic assessments of student performance to know the actions required for improvements is a strong focus area at PES University. To prepare the students for the new methods be it for future studies, placements or entrepreneurship the university has already introduced computer based tests and plans to introduce tabs. The initiative was featured in Times of India recently.
PES University campus was witness to a celebration of science as school children from various institutions across India exhibited innovative working projects. On display at the venue were close to 90 working models of solutions for real world problems. Over 7500 students, with about 400 from other cities, visited the venue and actively participated in the activities. The Amateur Scientist 2017 (TAS 2017) with the motto of “Inspire, Invent, Innovate” is one of the initiatives of PES University to encourage school children to meet people, share knowledge and learn new things. The event exhibited working projects submitted by students studying in 8th to 12th standards.
Doctors at PES Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kuppam Campus undertook a complex surgery that was performed in two stages in the form of reduction of multiple mandible fractures and fixation with plate and screw. The patient had suffered multiple facial and scalp injuries resulting in fall back of tongue and airway narrowing and difficulty breathing and suffered a head injury with intracranial bleed.
The national finals and Bengaluru round of the closely watched quizzing battle will be held on Friday, Nov 17, at the PES University campus. ConQuizTador 2017 is being held in 15 cities across the country and with it making its debut in 3 cities. With accomplished quizzers from 15 cities and cash prizes of over Rs 130,000, ConQuizTador 2017 is proving to be the biggest and best edition of the quiz since inception in 2011.
PES University clashed with University of Colombo in Masterminds’ International Cricket Tournament 2017 and was declared Runner-up. The tournament is the first of its kind T20 cricket league at University level. Mithun M Bhat, student of MBA program, was declared Best batsman.