Workshop on clinical research and current regulatory affairs was held on Aug 29 -30, 2019 in association with Samahita Research Solutions under the Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme, supported by the government of Karnataka.
Students of hospitality program got an opportunity to get a first hand experience of wine making procedures, grape varietals and pairing cheese with wines. Final Year F and B Service Specialization Students of BBA HEM visited Big Banyan Winery on Sep 11, 2019.
Students of mechanical engineering got an opportunity to participate in sessions on the latest developments and real case applications on various CAE disciplines and industries, of ANSA, EPILYSIS, META and SPDRM (Simulation Process Data and Resources Manager) and many more. Experts from Mercedes Benz R&D, Wipro Technologies and Beta CAE Systems delivered talks on the software features, their applications, career aspirations and trends. The ANSA Day, event was organised by the department of mechanical engineering in association with Beta CAE systems on Sep 6, 2019.
The five day national workshop on Modelling and Analysis of Nexus between Renewable Energy, Electric Storage and Electrical Vehicle outlined the trends and research opportunities for students in this fast developing field. The inaugural function laid down the objectives of the workshop and the road ahead in the national and global perspective. The attendees were welcomed by Dr. B.K.Keshavan, Chairperson Dept. Of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. Dr. Venugopal. N, Convener said that the motivation for the workshop is about creating a platform for industry, research and academia to discuss and take up research projects in the field of electric vehicles. Dr. K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor addressed the current scenario in the state and nation about energy conservation and impact on the environment. Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Managing Director and CEO MEHER group of companies, explained the concepts of conventional technology for petrol vehicles in comparison to electric vehicles to conclude that electric vehicles are more economical and environmental friendly. Present on the occasion were Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Dean Placements, PES University. Dr. M.J Venkatarangan, thanked PRDC for their association in conducting this workshop. The workshop was held from July 22 to 26, 2019.
Bangalore – It was a time to share and learn for over 12000 school kids participating in the festival of science. The 2019 edition of The Amateur Scientist was back on a bigger scale and demonstrated innovative prototypes by budding scientists from over 227 schools from across the country who had registered for the event. The event with the motto of innovate, invent, inspire, drew large number of visitors from across the city to the vibrant campus. 30 schools from outside of Karnataka participated in the event. The science expo had over 85 stalls manned by kids answering the toughest questions by visitors and panel of judges on how their creations solved real world problems. The visiting kids were seen engaging fervently in games set up by the organisers that demanded sharp skills and knowledge with a spirit of curiosity and determination to win. The event provided a platform for the best working projects created by students between eighth and twelfth standards from various institution’s across India. The models on display based on new technologies and fresh scientific ideas aimed to solve a wide array of real world problems, ranged from intelligent traffic management to improvised wheel chair, to name a few. The event featuring over ten contests, curated by the PES students ensured a thrilling experience for the visitors. The contests engaged the visiting students in innovative games and formats that included Model Making, Quiz, Scotland Yard, Enigma, Treasure Island, Inquisitors Trials, CodeWars, Eclipse, Intellisense, Shark Tank and Junkyard Showdown. The event was inaugurated by Prof Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions. Later, speaking after distributing the prizes he said that he was happy that it proved to be an an enriching experience for the participants and students of PES University and looked forward to a bigger and better iteration next year. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor and Dr V Krishna were present on the occasion. The panel of judges included Dr Kannan, GM at UPS, Dr Shanthi, Mr Anoop Santhanam and Ms Anusha Rao. The jury was all praise for the explanation by the participants at the stalls and found the projects consistently good, making it difficult to select the winners. Prof Geetha Shankar and Dr Rajesh M graced the event. The team of Ruban Raj OG, Harsha R and Kavi Nesan of Maharishi Vidyamandir was declared the winner in Science Expo. The event is a testimony to PES University’s unwavering commitment to the highest quality education.
The tech intensive interaction featured expert speakers sharing their insights about the emerging technologies and how it shaped their lives. Nikhil Raichur, Community Manager for DSC (Developer Student Clubs) talked about the various programs of the GDG (Google Developers Group). Bharat Chetty, software engineer at NASDAQ, alumnus of PES University, and invitee to the recently held Google I/O highlighted the importance of learning the basics before diving into the world of tech. Nikita Gandhi, Project Coordinator for EngEDU's ML Program at Google talked about AI being a boon or bane and how students should work towards becoming better engineers with the help of developer communities. Pavankumar Manjalagiri software engineer at NASDAQ talked about Google Cloud. Shiv Prakash, data science engineer at AsknBid and Mathang, expert in Machine Learning helped the students with their doubts on Qwiklabs. The Cloud Study Jam conducted by DSC PESU held on July 20, 2019 was attended over 180 participants. Qwiklabs session saw participation of around 150 students with 30+ Quest completions.
The tricolor national flag was hoisted by Mr. Anand Malligavad - A man of Lake Rejuvenation (Lake Conservationist), the Chief Guest of the Program. Addressing the gathering he called upon the youth to serve / contribute to the Mother Earth and Save the Mother Earth. Addressing the Students, Alumni and Staff members, Prof. D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that on August 15, 2022 India will be Celebrating Platinum Jubilee and PES will be celebrating Golden Jubilee. He narrated the roadmap ahead for 2020-2022 to all the stakeholders. He also announced that “PES University will extend all support to rejuvenate both the lakes of Hosakerehalli and the one at PES University Electronic city campus area”. He called upon the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Law to take up this initiative. Dr. K.N.Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University introduced the chief guest to the audience. This was followed by bi-annual alumni meet.
Swathi Suresh and Apeksha Rai interned with Walt Disney Florida and won the appreciation of the organisation for their performance and display of knowledge, skills and attitude in making a difference and helping Walt Disney create an unforgettable experience. Swathi was commended for her dedication in resolving issues, showing true concern for guests in various interactions. The officials were all praise for her teaching of Snake Charm, help during alpha call at Pirates and making sure a guest who was scared of fireworks was comfortable. Both the internees are students of BBA-HEM program.
“Shubhodaya Karnataka” is being directly telecast in widely viewed and popular Kannada TV Chandana channel every day in the morning 7 AM to 9 AM. In this program, people who are famous and very popular are being introduced for the information to the public. Kannada personalities who hail from the fields of literacy, music, education, technology, film and movie world, drama and other fields. Their life histories and life achievements are telecast in this Shubodaya Karnataka program. More than 450 famous persons like and then achievements have already been telecast in this series. For example, Infosys Founder Dr. N R Narayana Murthy, Justice Rama Jois, Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah, Dr. Sudha Murthy, Dr. K S Nisar Ahmed, Dr. Patil Puttappa, Jnanapeetha Awardee Dr. Chandrasehkara Kumbar etc., In the forth coming episode of the series, on Friday 9.8.2019. Dr. M R Doreswamy founder of PES Institutions and Chancellor of PES University will share his life events and achievements. Viewers are hereby requested to view the forthcoming episode on 9.8.2019 at 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM and also send their feedback and oblige.
Prof. Sathya Prasad was on the jury panel for the finals of Smart India Hackathon (Hardware) 2019. The hackathon organised by MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems, is based on an open innovation model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in our country. The hackathon was held in Ciombatore on July 25-26, 2019. Prof Sathya Prasad heads Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) in PES University.