Inauguration of I semester Diploma classes was held in Dr. M.R.D. Auditorium, PESU RR CAMPUS on Sunday 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021. It was a huge success and over 400 students and parents attended the function.
The function was inaugurated and course information book of First year diploma was released by Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. 12 meritorious students from FINAL YEAR, 2nd year & 1st year were recognized and felicitated with GOLD MEDALS for ALL.
During his presidential address, Dr.M.R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said, merit is the only criteria to rise to the peak and helps one to rise above caste and creed. He said Engineers are National Builders & Vision is important for students.
He also mentioned about importance of yoga and contributions of a teacher to society by molding the students in Success Path with an example of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a teacher in highest post becoming President of INDIA. PES stresses on providing education with values. He insisted that institution management, parents, teachers are the FOUR important pillars for grooming the student.
Vice Chancellor, PES UNIVERSITY, Dr. J SURYA PRASAD, Director HN Campus Prof. M.V. SATHYANARAYANA, Special Invitee SURESH NARISHMA, Co-Create Ventures & PROF.H.N. DEVARAJU were present in the Inauguration function.
Every year, 15th September is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India (Sri lanka and Tanzania too), in honour of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, fondly known as Sir MV, whose contributions to public good have left an indelible mark in the history of India’s development, especially to Karnataka. His administrative acumen, attention to details, vision for all round development, unwavering dedication and above all transparency in public life have made his life and times a folklore to not only his engineering profession but also to all sections of society, from citizen to all those at the cutting edge of public administration. Here, I venture to record my impressions of how this proud son of Karnataka, refused to be constrained from the shackles of poverty of pre-independence India, to become an icon of public administration, shaping country’s development for all round development. His journey from a civil engineer to be a recipient of India’s highest honour, Bharata Ratna has a message for all, not just the engineering profession.
Sir MV’s earlier contributions were in his civil engineering field. After a successful tenure in PWD of Bombay Government, he was invited to join the Indian Irrigation Commission where he proved his mettle by devising innovative floodgates to raise the level of water storage in reservoirs (first in Pune). The same system was installed later in KRS dam, Mysore. Another feat in his early career was to implement a system to prevent sea erosion of Vishakapatnam port.
It was the then King of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, another visionary and the most benevolent among the Kings, who invited Sir MV to lead the development of the then Mysore Kingdom as Diwan. He accepted Sir MVs philosophy “ Without Industries India cannot Grow”. Results were spectacular as Sir MV established many institutions for development such as Mysore Soap Factory, Parasitoid Laboratory, Mysore Iron & Steel Works (now named after Visvesvaraya), Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic, State Bank of Mysore, Century Club, Mysore Chamber of Commerce (now FKCCI), University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE, Bangalore) and many other industries. KRS dam in Mysore stands as a testimony of his engineering skills, vision for development and above all an illustrious example for all professions as to how one can contribute to public good and national development from his/her chosen field of service. In this regard, Sir MV stands out as a true patriot and no less a nationalist than those who chose to serve India through struggle for independence. Sir MV chose to serve the country as a professional engineer to free India from poverty and take the initial but firm steps towards self reliance.
Addressing the association of engineers of Mysore (1910) he said that in the west, expenditure on education is considered a national investment and promptly followed it up with the establishment of University of Mysore, University of Agriculture, Bangalore and a Polytechnic in Bangalore.
Sir MV also espoused the cause of charity with a purpose of empowerment towards self-reliance rather than supporting individuals, as both the individual and nation grow together productively. Seeds charity were sown by him so early which the modern governments have reinvented in the form of PPP.
Apart from the above widely known facts, Sir MV was an icon of public values. It is widely known that before accepting the exalted position of Diwan of Mysore, he first obtained the concurrence of his family members not to seek any official favours from him.
Many inspirational values he has left for future generations are eternally relevant to guide the society: transparency, age, life long learning, value of time, payback to society with a sense of gratefulness, value of planning before execution to prevent wastage and equality.
I hold the view that Sir MV’s birthday should not be limited to Engineering profession alone. His life and times based on values in public life and vision to contribute to national development beyond one’s professional field are eternally relevant to all professions. They are the basic ingredients of growth even in 21st century and beyond, where the challenges of 4th industrial revolution based on knowledge activities hold the key to individual and national success.
PES University, as a tribute to Sir MV is offering a credit based course along with Mahathma Gandhi and Vivekananda.
I implore the Government to integrate Sir MV’s messages in curricula to inspire the youth and convince them about the huge opportunities to contribute to nation building in whatever profession they may choose.
Prof. M.R. Doreswamy
Chancellor, PES University, Bangalore & Former Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK.
Quality of education depends on the quality of the teachers and every teacher should aspire to become a Guru. These are the inspirational words from the talk delivered by the noted educationist and columnist-author Dr. Gururaj Karajagi at the Faculty Development Program organized by PES University.
He said in his talk said that a good teacher teaches and makes sure the student learns the concepts and lessons. Whereas a Guru transforms student life in a positive way. The guru as a torchbearer and the guide encourages the student in every life stages to stroll on the less traveled road.
India has traditionally been known for its ‘guru-shishya’ parampara of teaching-learning. Sage Vishwamitra-Rama, Sri Krishna- Arjuna, Sri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa- Swami Vivekananda are few among the ones who belong to this tradition, where the students achieved the greater heights due to the role of their Guru's. Over time as our civilization grew further, somewhere on the way this evolved into a ‘teacher-student’ mechanism. Nevertheless guru-shishya parampara still continues in our Nation and Subramaiam Aiyyar-Dr. Abdul Kalam is one among the many in the recent times.
Dr. Karajagi emphasized that a teacher must use the language effectively. Teacher has to provide an environment to learn new things in every class. Further he said that, it is the responsibility of a teacher to facilitate creativity and arouse curiosity in the students. He called upon teachers to not only become intellectually good veteran teachers but also to transform the lives of students as a Guru.
Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor PES University said the quality and value based education are key for students success in the Society. Education without values is like a flower without fragrance. The educational eco system may need changes and reformations occasionally in-order to foster better learning. I am very proud and deem it as a privilege to say that I am a teacher rather than the Chancellor of the University. Dr. Doreswamy acknowledged the role of teachers in students' success and nation development.
Vice Chancellor of PES University Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Registrar of PES University Dr.K.S.Sridhar and Director of Hanumanatha Nagar campus Prof. M.V. Sathyanarayana were present. Over 200 young teachers across campuses of PES participated in the FDP.
Teachers' Day Wishes from Hon’ble Chancellor
Dear Teacher Colleagues,
I join all of you to rededicate ourselves to empower Nation through meaningful education.
“Education is Empowerment”
My heartfelt appreciation for all of you for Choosing this noble profession.
Dr. M R DORESWAMY
Hon’ble Chancellor, PES University.
At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT-2021 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2021-22. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2021 during July 30 – Aug 22, 2021.
A 10-point Anti-COVID SOPs was formulated by PES for the safe conduct of PESSAT-2021 across the country.
PESSAT-2021 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test despite the prevailing circumstances. Over 18,000 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2021 was conducted in 43 centres across India.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and President of PES felicitated the top 5 rankers of PESSAT-2021 with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media on 25th August 2021.
The first rank was bagged by Mr. Shrikara A, the second rank was bagged by Mr.Aditya Prabhash, the third rank was bagged by Mr.Arnav Arvind, the fourth rank was bagged by Mr. Yashas M Salian and the fifth rank was bagged by Mr. Vidya Sagar G.
The first round of PESSAT counseling will be held on September 4th and 5th at PES University.
I PUC Classes was inaugurated for the academic year 2021-22 at Dr. M.R.D Auditorium, PES University. The event was inaugurated by Dr. M.R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. II PUC toppers were felicitated with gold medals and certificate of appreciation. In his inaugural address he emphasized the need to mould students to become job creators and not job seekers. He stressed the need of imbibing ethics and values through quality education among students. He also pointed out the salient features of National Education Policy. He spoke about the importance of the role of teachers in nation building activity and advised students to always remember three ‘M’ (Mother, Mother Tongue and Mother Land).
The chief guest of the event, Dr Surya Prasad, Vice Chancellor, PES University, inspired the students with his motivational words. Prof. M.V. Sathyanarayana, Director, PES HN Campus and Dr. C Narayana Reddy, Principal, PES College HN Campus were present in the event.
The Extensive Survey Project for the year 2021 was conducted for the 6th semester civil engineering students from 16th to 22 August 2021 at the Bangalore University campus.
The main objective of this camp was to give a brief orientation to the students about the real time applications of the basic aspects of civil engineering that they would have learnt in the previous semesters.
The survey camp comprised of the conduction of four projects:
In the above mentioned projects, the students had to carry out the basic surveying procedures like collecting the ground data, plotting them on the drawing sheet manually and using softwares and then designing the structures or the highway depending on the nature of the project.
Due to the prevailing pandemic situation, outstation survey camp could not be planned, keeping the safety aspects in mind. In this regard, the camp was organized at the Bangalore University campus following the necessary safety protocols.
The new tank project and the water supply project were conducted from 16th to 18th August and the highway project and the layout planning were carried out from 19th to 22nd August 2021.
The students were divided into four batches and each batch was assigned to carry out the projects on their own with the guidance of the faculty members. This also helped the students to get an exposure of working as a team in completing the stipulated work within the given time frame.
PES University organized the 75th year of independence of the Country on its Campus.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor offered floral tribute to the life-size Statue of the Sri Mahatma Gandhi installed in the campus. He stressed the need to educate the present day students on the life and preaching of Sri Mahatma Gandhi and insisted on having a subject on the father of the Nation to be mandatorily taken up by all students. This will instil culture in students in addition to learning technology as he believed that knowledge on technology can be best used only with good culture.
Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor hoisted the tricolor flag in the presence of Prof. J Suryaprasad – Vice Chancellor, Prof. K S Sridhar – Registrar along with Deans and Chairpersons of various Programs.
Later the Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor addressed the students online. The Pro Chancellor addressed the students on Teaching-Learning process and also apprised the students on commencement of Regular classes by offline, blended and on-line mode starting from August 23, 2021. The Vice-Chancellor presented to the students various updates on the University.
PES University and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of IP Cell in PES University on 9 th August 2021. The main purpose of the MoU is to promote IP rights created in the University. Mr. Hemanth Kumar, Executive Secretary, KSCST and Dr. J Surya Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University inked the MoU in the presence of Mr. Vivek Anand Sagar, IP Attorney and Consultant, Patent Information Center, KSCST and Mr. Amshuman, Trademark Attorney and Resource Person, Patent Information Center, KSCST, Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar and Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, Faculty of Law. From PES University.
Inauguration of First year B.Com classes and felicitation of 2nd year PUC toppers of 2020-21 academic year.
First year B.Com classes were inaugurated by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University on 5th August 2021 at Kuvempu sabhangana, PES Hanumantha Nagar campus.
This occasion was presided by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University and Dr. J.Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor PES University, was the Chief guest.
In his presidential address Dr M R doreswamy Sir motivated students to study well and take best advantage of studying in a prestigious institution like PES which focuses on not only the academic development of students but also helps them in emerging as a very qualified graduate. He also applauded the faculty for introducing and practicing a mentor system which is one of its kind in University education.
He also asked the students to remember the three golden words Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava and Aacharya Devo Bhava throughout their life.
In his speech, Dr J. Suryaprasad congratulated the toppers of PUC program and said that the students are very fortunate to get the best education in their life in an institution which is marching towards its golden Jubilee.
Prof. MV Satyanarayana, Director HN campus, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Principal PES College, Dr. D. Rama Prabha, Chairperson, M.Com program, Smt. Rupasi, Chairperson, B.Com program, Dr.Saravanan Dean, Pharmacy program and Prof. Devraj, Principal Polytechnic program were also present during the occasion.