The current Corona Virus situation has prompted Universities to shutdown classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom teaching live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University put in place a special time table covering 8 teaching sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher teaching the subject. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves those students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor - PES University and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor -PES University met Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka at Home Office "KRISHNA" this morning at 10:00 AM and contributed Rs. 3 crores to Chief Minister's Relief Fund COVID-19 and Rs. 2 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) totalling to Rs. 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that PES University has done its bit to strengthen the hands of the Central and State Governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from this PES University has extended food and shelter to all labours who came for construction work at Electronics City campus and Ring Road campus from neighbouring states.
A candle light procession marked the celebration of the year of The Nurse and the Midwife 2020 and 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale at PES. The staff and students of PES College of Nursing and Nursing staff of PESIMSR Hospital held the candles with pride and respect as they walked the distance. The programme created awareness on global challenges of nurses and discussed the importance of nursing profession globally. Dr.Y.J.Visweswara Reddy, Emeritus Prof & Advisor of PESCON and Dr.J.Balalakshmi, Principal, PES College of Nursing & PESIMSR Hospital Nursing Superintendent graced the occasion held on January 28, 2020.
Heads of departments of Pediatrics and Community Medicine and faculty of community medicine, interns and health care workers administered oral polio vaccine to children below five years of age at PESIMSR Hospital. As a follow up health workers went house to house in PESIMSR campus and attended to children who had missed taking the drops. The program was conducted at PESIMSR hospital, rural health training center (RHTC) and urban health training center (UHTC). The drive supporting nationwide programme for eradication of polio was conducted on Jan 19-20, 2020.