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INAUGURATION OF PES UNIVERSITY – RESEARCH FOUNDATION

By in Clubs & Activities, Event, PES University on December 16, 2014

PES University Research Foundation inaugural function was graced by the presence of Bharat Ratna Prof. C N R Rao, Professor H P Khincha, Dr. M R Dowreswamy, Prof. D Jawahar, Prof. Ajoy Kumar and Prof. K N Balasubramanya Murthy on 16th December 2014 at 10:30 am.

The inauguration started with invocation by Shri Shankar Shanbag. This was followed by “PES University Dheya Geethe” composed by Shri H S Venkatesh Murthy and sung by Shri Shankar Shanbag.

Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions welcomed the dignitaries and the audience. Bharat Ratna Prof. C N R Rao inaugurated the opening of the PES University Research Foundation and released the first edition of PES Research brochure. He addressed the gathering by highlighting the significance of research and suggested few strategies for enhancing research. He was glad that PES University started the Research Foundation with objectives of sustaining quality in higher education with research as a primary driver. He encouraged the faculty and students of PES University through his motivation words- “KEEP WORKING, NEVER TO REST AND BECOME BEST IN THE WORLD”.

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This was followed by the inauguration of PES University Research Foundation and release of its official logo. On this occasion Prof. C N R Rao was felicitated and conferred with title “Viganana Vyasa” for his contributions to the field of Science and Research.

The presidential remarks by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University gave an insight about the strategies laid by PES University to enhance research culture on campus through “Research Foundation”. Further Dr. M R Doreswamy announced that the “First Chair Professor of PES Research Foundation, will be called Prof. C N R Rao, Chair Professor and will be provided a research seed funding of Rs. 1 Crore and all post graduate and doctoral students will be given Prof. CNR Rao – fellowships”

Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University, in his speech stated that “PES has created an endowment fund and an initial seed fund of Rupees TEN CRORES has been committed today to propel research activities by instituting the PESU Research Foundation. This fund is expected to grow to Rupees ONE HUNDRED CRORES by 2020. The revenue generated out of this endowment fund will be utilized for advancement of research activities in the University”.

Prof H P Khincha strolled down his memory lanes and recollected occasion where he was in touch with Prof. C N R Rao. Further he stated that Prof. C N R Rao is a role model for the Science fraternity and young researchers should get inspirations through the work of Prof. C N R Rao.

The inaugural function was culminated with Vote of Thanks by Prof. K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor, PES University.

ABOUT PES UNIVERSITY – RESEARCH FOUNDATION

People’s Education Society (PES), has established PES University as a State Private University under Karnataka Act No. 16 of 2013 on November 19, 2013. The PES Research Foundation is being established akin to the vision of PES University – to create ethically strong and professionally superior global workforce. Through a professional environment strong enough to grow and sustain a meaningful and intellectual culture, the Foundation believes that the development of universities focused on research is a national need.

“PES has created an endowment fund and an initial seed fund of Rupees TEN CRORES has been committed to propel research activities by instituting the PESU Research Foundation. This fund is expected to grow to Rupees ONE HUNDRED CRORES by 2020. The revenue generated out of this endowment fund will be utilized for advancement of research activities in the University. The Foundation is aimed at furthering the activities of (a) the research domains of PESU, (b) Centres of Excellence (COE) and (c) the Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI). In addition to supporting the above research activities, the roadmap for the PESU Research foundation will be based on these following principles:

• To Involve in research initiatives that minimize the existing gap between academia and industry through design of current curricula
• To develop intellectual wealth through publications, products and patents
• To institute Faculty Chairs in various research domains in the name of renowned people in that research area
• To fund and develop innovative products using efficient low-cost technologies to improve the quality of life of the common man
• To devise technologies that lead to sustenance in the fields of energy, environment, healthcare, and agriculture
• To collaborate with reputed organizations and to promote cultural exchanges.

About PES:
PES was established in 1972 at Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. PES is focused on four main educational areas: Engineering, Medicine, Management and Life Sciences. The institutions offer both foundation courses in these areas, as well as specialization with a Bachelors/ Master/ PhD Degree.
Combine years of experience in education with a unique curriculum world-class infrastructure, with a committed responsive faculty, unwavering commitment to the quality of education, today PES has more than 18,000 students, spread across four different campuses, Three state of art campuses in Bangalore and a Medical College with 750 bed hospital in Kuppam, Andra Pradesh.

The PES Mission
To provide students with a sense of history, an understanding of values and ethics, a commitment to law and morality, an appreciation of human creativity and an analytical inquiring mind.

The PES Quality Policy
Our quality policy is to develop highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.

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