Adviser to the government of Karnataka (Education Reforms) Prof M R Doreswamy has recommended the state government to issue digital health cards to the government school students in the state.
At the outset, RSAT – A micro satellite designed by PES University that is one among the 18 Co-passenger Satellite in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) lifted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), at around 10.24 am.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University has congratulated all the mentors and students involved in designing the RSAT satellite on its successful launch. Further he said “I wholeheartedly applaud and appreciate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our Students and Faculty team led by Dr Sambhasiva Rao and Dr Nagendra in designing this RSAT”. I would like to draw all your attention that “It is coincidental that the launch of RSAT has been done on National Science Day and is it very rare to get such a memorable day for the launch.”
RSAT designed by PES University is officially named as Sindhunetra, an Indian technology demonstration satellite funded by Defence Research Development Organisation's (DRDO) research centre Imarat, Hyderabad to identify suspicious ships. It is considered as one of the important ships of PSLV. Sindhu Netra (RSAT) was injected successfully and signals were received from Sindhu Netra and Satellite is in good health. Till now Satellite is doing well and RSAT team of PES University is monitoring and controlling the Satellite.
The bootcamp introduced the participants to the basic concepts of VLSI and its applications. It covered a varied range of topics from introduction to VLSI and design flow to tools required for VLSI design. The expert speaker, Dr G S Javed, analog IC design manager with more than 12 years of experience in design, layout and characterization of analog circuits. outlined the research and industrial opportunities in the domain of VLSI. He leads Technical and Execution - Analog at Intel Technology India. The event organised by IEEE student branch was hosted on MS Teams on Feb 16, 2021.
Abhigna Shastry led the team that won the second place in the ASEAN-India Hackathon. The team built a product that facilitates maritime security by providing an early detection and alert on piracy attempts in oceans. The six member team consisted of participants from Indian, Singapore, Vietnam and Philippines. The contest, an initiative of the government of India is a 36 hours Hackathon in which participating countries collaborate, with each team comprising participants from different countries. The first-ever ASEAN-India Hackathon concluded on February 4 with more than 400 students, mentors, and officials from 10 ASEAN countries and India participating.
The auditions for the music club of PESU ECC selected the members of bands in three different genres, The Clefhangers, in Acapella, Shaken not Stirred in Western music, and Swantantraka in Indian classical. The auditions held on Zoom on Jan 29, 2012 selected fourteen talented musicians for the three bands.
The inaugural program of the group featured talk on Cryptography and Image Security by Dr. Parameshachari B D, and address on IEEE SIGHT and its potential as a global community by Dr. Abhishek Appaji. Dr. Sandesh B J, Dr. Ajey S N R Chair and Dr. Annaapurna D of PESIT were present on the occasion. IEEE Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) is a global network of enthusiastic volunteers, partnered with underserved communities and local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development. The event was held on Google Meet on Jan 26, 2021.
Rotaract Club of PES University in collaboration with IEEE RAS PES University organised a Harry Potter themed workshop, Nimbus 2021. The workshop focused on teaching participants to build a drone controller and implement altitude hold algorithm using Python and demonstration using a simulator in ROS. The workshop on Zoom was conducted by Harshith Kumar, second year student of electronics was held on Jan 24, 2021.
The problem statements for the hackathon included domains such as online education, trust in donation systems, applications of Geofencing, Virtual Private Network (VPN) detection, collaboration, and improving customer service systems. The jury members from Red Hat, Mr. Rishiraj Anand, Mr. Ajay Pratap, Ms. Parul Sharma, and Ms. Manaswini Das, addressing the participants touched upon open-source, building communities, emphasized the need for it and explained how it can help students in their careers. Representatives from Nokia on the jury, Mr. Rajat Duggal and Ms. Indumathi Sandirane spoke about 5G technology and the future and the opportunities for software engineers in the telecom industry. 652 students in over 200 teams from various universities across India submitted their solution proposals in the first phase of HashCode 2020. 20 teams consisting of more than 65 students were shortlisted to participate in the online final phase for a chance to win the coveted prize money of up to Rs. 1,30,000. Team Flode of Varun MK, Spandan Sar, Surya Raj, and Prithvi Anil Kumar walked away with the first prize. The 24 hour hackathon, ninth edition of HashCode, was organised by PES Innovation Lab on Discord platform was held on 23-24 Jan, 2021.
The two day online event provided participants a rich exposure to various fields related to space, and included both competitive and informative elements. The contest featured multiple rounds of Solar System Scavenger, Treasure Hunt, Space Jam, Poster Design and Space Debate and followed an elimination based pattern. Raeesa Tanseen and Prachi Sengar won the first prize, Anindya Mishra and Sathvik Valluri, second prize and Vijit Kumar and Anish Udapa, bagged the third prize. Workshop conducted by Equinox club and an Ideathon followed the keenly fought contest. Space Race was conducted on Discord, on the 23-24 January, 2021.
The primary purpose of the event was to enlighten enthusiastic freshers about the values of collegiate social responsibility, and encouraging them to be part of activities that can make a difference during their time in the University. Chief guest for the event, Dr. Hare Krishna spoke about the importance of social activities in developing one’s personality. Dr. Vijendra Kumar, and Dr. B M Basavaraja encouraged the students to be part of the club and shared the story of the club’s development and progress over the years. Gresham and Bhavani alumni of CSR club recollected their experience of being a part of the club. Aparna gave a detailed description of the club and its key events, from blood donation camp to fun activities like fitness camp. The tenth annual orientation of the CSR Club was conducted on MS teams and live streamed on YouTube on Jan 23, 2021.