• Bengaluru students ready to clear space debris

    When Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched a fllock of 104-satellites in a single launch in 2017, buried in the flood of congratulatory messages, were some concerns over adding to the junk orbiting the earth. As space agencies across the world put their heads together to come up with a workable solution to manage space debris, a team of students from PES University, Bengaluru are planning to demonstrate a technology where a dead nano satellite or a micro satellite disintegrates into thin air. The technology involves a spool of carbon fibre wires measuring less than 15 microns in thickness (one micron = one thousandth of a millimetre) ballooning out into a spider web-like structure and pulling away a dead satellite from its orbit before sending it towards earth. The debris will disintegrate as it enters the earth's atmosphere due to the heat generated by friction. The entire process of triggering the wires, installed in a satellite, and creating favourable conditions for dragging the object can be done by activating an in-built generator to produce electric charges, the students said. "It takes about 60 to 70 years for a satellite in low earth orbit to de-orbit and disintegrate on its own. Our simulations have showed that with our system, it will take around 5.5 years or even lesser than that," said Sharan Asundi, a professor at Tuskegee University, who is guiding the students. "The same system can be used to remove the upper stage of a rocket." Students of team Aranea displayed their work at IIT-M's tech fest Shaastra, which concluded on Sunday. They are also preparing to demonstrate the technology 'Ultra-Thin Wires Drag Enhancement System' in PES University's second student satellite PiSat-2 likely to be launched by Isro. Apart from the spool of wires, the system has a generator for supply of power up to 10kv to create repulsion from electric charges and trigger the wires to form a web. Asundi, who is a visiting researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, said the system has been designed to exploit the forces created by charged wires and its interaction with space plasma. "The more the number of wires, the better the drag. The area the web of wires may occupy, the number of wires, the mass and the volume of the system will depend on the size of the satellite. We have to ensure we don't add unwanted weight," said Shrikanta Aradhya, a student member of the team. Nasa tracks more than 21,000 pieces of debris orbiting the earth. In June 2018, RemoveDebris satellite was deployed from the International Space Station to demonstrate three different technologies that can capture and de-orbit space junk. Space agencies have systems in place to monitor, catalogue and send alerts about approaching debris which can pose a threat to rocket launches. "As of now space agencies are independently doing research. Discussions are on for a collaboration. As of now we are trying to avoid debris," said retired Isro scientist and Chandrayaan-1 project director Mylsamy Annadurai.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bengaluru Premier League

    Students of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management were invited to play with the team from Ritz Carlton as part of The Journey week organized by Marriott International in the cricket match. The academia-industry interface exposed students to people initiatives in industry and know what it takes to be part of the hospitality industry.

  • Announcement of PESSAT-2018 Rank List & Felicitation of Toppers

    At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT – 2018 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2018-19. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2018 during April 20 – May 10, 2018. PESSAT-2018 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test. Over 16,000 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2018 was conducted at 37 centers across India. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and Founder, PES Institutions declared the ranks of PESSAT-2018 on May 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM. He also felicitated the top 3 rankers with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media. The first rank was bagged by Mr. R Muralekrishnan and the second rank was bagged by Mr. Nandagopal Vidhu, both being the students of National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore. The third rank was bagged by Mr. Pranav Kasetty, student of Chethana PU College, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. The first round of PESSAT counselling will be held on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 at PES University for the selection of seats of all B.Tech programs (CSE, ECE, ME, EEE, CE and BT).

  • Dream for every Engineer

    Dream for every engineer is to create something of his own. Team Enigma the collegiate automotive club of PESIT South Campus, engineering college at Electronic City, built three cars this year. One was an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), Hybrid car (runs on electricity and fuel) and a GO KART to represent PESIT-BSC at various National events. The BAJA division of Team Enigma, built an ATV which represented the college at the SAEINDIA BAJA 2018 event at Pithampur. BAJA is an internationally recognized event. The event is evaluated rigorously by eminent industrialists and experts from SAE on team engineering, design, marketing and management abilities. The Team qualified within the 100 teams out of 400 teams competing for the final endurance race. The final endurance race tests is all about the track event where the vehicles are tested to extreme limits on a challenging terrain. The Team managed to last for entire 4 hours of the endurance race, making it among the few to achieve this feat. Finally, team finished 2nd in the city and 57 place over all. The hybrid vehicle runs on both a 300 cc IC engine and a 2kW motor. As the world is moving towards hybrid technologies, these college students are making a mark in that direction. The hybrid vehicle is able to achieve speeds of up to 65kmph and boosts of various electronic innovative features. The Team also took their car to ISIE Hybrid Vehicle Challenge, held at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida, where they stood 12th overall on a national level. The Team Enigma was sponsored by PESIT Management and also our partners from industry include Tata Motors, Bosch, Brady Co others. The team also participated at International Series of Karting held at Vizag. It was an event where the team was supposed to design and build the GO-Kart. The team participating for the first time won best driver award where our driver Raghavendra Basmi demonstrated extreme caliper and also the team won star of the event award. The events were held in the second and third week of January. The Team had worked on the projects for almost a year. Himanshu Kumar and Anirudh Kashi were the captains for Baja and HVC respectively. The team was guided by faculty advisors; Dr. S V Satish and Mr. Varun Manujunath. The team mentor Dr. S. V. Satish said, “I am delighted by the Team’s performance this year. The team managed to handle the tough tasks of finding sponsors and developing the technical skills required.” Dr. J Surya Prasad , Principal and Director quoted clubs like Enigma encourages interdisciplinary concepts amongst the students and prepare them for real world problems when they enter modern industries. The team said “‘Never give up’ was the main motive of our team. Despite many hurdles we worked hard and it was not just about the event, it was the journey. The biggest achievement of the Team was completing the endurance.” The Team is looking forward for an even greater standing in future events, and shows no signs of losing momentum.

  • Wins at ADVIT 2018

    At the inter-collegiate competition for hotel management colleges prizes were won by Franklin and Avinash in Photography, Apeksha and Aishwarya in Face Painting, Dhanyajeeth and Tanzil and Gaurav in Entrepreneurship Challenge and Ghaghan was adjudged Best Manager.

  • Architecture students win prizes at YuvaratnaNXT17

    The students of PES University are proud winners of three awards in the YuvaratnaNXT, 2017 national competition. The awards are constituted to inspire budding architects to imaginatively present ideas from a range of versatile products manufactured by Birla White. Over 400 entries from around the world were submitted. The theme for this year was: Indian festivals and culture. The challenge was to design a wall surface of size six feet by four feet size in a novel way using Birla White cement and its value added products such as Levelplast, textura and GRC. Second and fourth semester architecture students won the first prize, third prize and the judges’ appreciation award. The assessment criteria included concept, composition, aesthetics, theme, originality of idea and finally the innovative usage of Birla White materials. The designs were highly appreciated for their unique and practically implementable solutions.

  • Ekalavya award for Keerthana

    Keerthana received the prestigious Eklavya award for her outstanding performance in Rowing competitions. The national rowing champion is a proud recipient of an impressive trophy from Karnataka state Youth Empowerment and Sports Department and a cash prize of Rs two lakhs. Keerthana is a student of fourth semester of Computer Science and Engineering program.

  • GATE 2018 results: Two students of PES University bag first two ranks

    The results for the GATE 2018 entrance examinations held for admissions to post-graduate Engineering courses in IITs, NITs and IISc have been declared on Saturday. Two students of PES University, Bengaluru, have bagged first two ranks at the all-India level in GATE XE, Engineering Sciences. Rahul Kashyap a final year B.Tech student in Mechanical Engineering has bagged first rank and Manoj N Dixith from the same class bagged 2nd rank. The test was held online on February 3, 4, 10 and 11th in various cities across the country.

  • Debate Jewel Of Karnataka

    Shreedhar Hegde reached the Top Eight in Speak for India, Karnataka edition to win the title of Debate Jewel of Karnataka. He qualified for the finals from among 40,000 contestants proving himself to be a vibrant, confident and persuasive debater. The evaluation criteria included style, clarity and conviction of thought and lucidity of articulation. Speak for India is an initiative by Federal Bank in association with The Times of India Group to encourage young, dynamic and enthusiastic minds across the nation to raise their voice on pertinent issues and play the role of change maker in society. The final round was held at Sherton Hotel, on February 22, 2018 and winners took home cash prize of Rs.25,000/- each. Shreedhar is a student of MCA program.

  • PES alumna G. Radhika takes charge as Mandya SP

    G. Radhika, a computer science graduate from PESIT, a 2012-batch IPS officer, assumed charge as Superintendent of Police of Mandya.

  • Sparks of Innovation

    Shrikant converted an old motorbike which was out of use into a racing bike which could easily clock speeds in the range of 130 km per hour. Riders would be surprised by the speeds the bike could attain with hardly any jerk or vibration. The engine, gear box, forks, disc brakes and suspension were modified for racing conditions. The tank, kicker, case side lamps and other parts were designed by Shrikanh using CADD and fabricated using lathes and laser cutting machines. A mobile phone with a customized app doubles up as a speedometer showing accurate time and distance. Shrikant is a final year diploma student at PES Polytechnic college.

  • TEAM AEOLUS OF PES UNIVERSITY FLIES HIGH AT INTERNATIONAL AERIAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION

    Team Aeolus, the aero-modelling club of PES University bagged sixth place in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) 2016 held at held at Georgia Tech, USA. The project involved construction of an autonomous multi-rotor capable of solving the dynamic maze herding the ground bots towards the finish line without the use of GPS. IARC is the longest running collegiate aerial robotics challenge in the world, in its third decade of advancing the state of the art in autonomous aerial robotic behavior. The competition sees participation of leading universities from around the world. Team Aeolus was placed first among the Asian institutions, and was ahead of teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, BITS Pilani among others. The winning team form PES University comprised of: Sushanth M.P., Sovan Das, Siddharth R N, Akshay Kalkunte, Pranav Singhania, Anush S. Kumar, Hashmath and Venkat.

  • Asim Anwar and Pavan Kumar successfully cleared the Civil Services Exam.

    Congratulations to Asim Anwar (Rank 149) and Pavan Kumar (Rank 420) who successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination. Best wishes from PES as you begin the journey to serve the nation.