National finals of ConQuizTador 2017, one of Karnataka’s most popular and anticipated high school quizzes witnessed a turnout of over 750 students from Bengaluru and other cities of India. Questions about a wide array of topics such as history, sports, entertainment, and science were posed to the students. Little Flower High School, Hyderabad won the “Dr M.R. Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence”. Dr V Krishna, the Head of Student Activities, PES University gave away trophies and certificates.

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The event gave an opportunity to students to assess their entrepreneurial capabilities and get an exposure to the start up world. The event kicked off with keynote speeches by Mekin Maheshwari, founder of Udhyam.org and ex-CPO of Flipkart and Sachin Gupta co-founder and CEO of HackerEarth. This was followed by talks by Sharan Nair, VP M&C – Unocoin and King Sidhartha, designer Instamojo, TEDx speaker.

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Students got an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest equipment in the food and beverage space and bespoke table arrangements. The visit to Bharat Crockeries proved to be a great learning experience. Another such experience was visit to Taaza Thindi to understand the operation and management of small format restaurants. The owner of the popular eating joint of the city, Mr. Srinivas Rao addressed students on best practices and how they maintain high safety standards on par with international norms. The Students of BBA-HEM visited the organizatios on Sep. 7-8, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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