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.
In IoT Challenge 2018, held at IIT Bombay, the innovative solution that revolutionizes farming in cities devised by Team Vertech won the top honours. Competing against over forty qualifying teams from colleges across India the remote control mechanism powered by Android application designed to monitor soil moisture, temperature, humidity and lighting won Rs 10,000/- as cash prize and other Prizes worth Rs 35,000/-.
PES University students secured first place in men’s Badminton and men’s Chess events at Kreedothsava 18 organized by BMSCE on March 9-10 2018. They secured first place in men’s football, second place in women’s tennis and men’s basketball and third place in men’s chess events at Revels-18 organized by MIT, Manipal University from March 7 to 11, 2018.
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.
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.
Chandini Aiyama won the travelogue contest organized by Travel Earth. She bagged an all-expense trip to Sabah, Malaysia. Travel Earth plans to conduct this contest regularly at PES University. With tie-ups with travel and event management companies such as Travel Earth the hospitality program enables students to develop practical understanding of event management. The department is in discussions with established companies like Red-Bull, Fans on Stands, Wizcraft and DNA to provide students an exposure to the best practices in the industry. Chandini is a student of BHEM programme.
The team of Noel, Sameer, Kenneth and Mohan emerged winners at Bosch KitCat Hackathon, 2017. They won Rs.2,00,000 cash prize and internship offer at Bosch facilities. The hackathon aimed to explore new and novel ways of training algorithms for maximum accuracy and robustness for various use cases. Out of the 4000 registrations, twenty were called for the first round of finals and five made it to the finals.
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”.