Mahatma Gandhi is an apostle of “Satya and ahimsa”. They were two socio-political weapons he used in achieving his goals. His Principles, ideals and teachings still have universal relevance said Dr. M R Doreswamy while addressing more than 30,000 PESUians online in his address on “Gandhi Jayanthi”. He appealed to all PESUians to take the lead in imbibing the principles and values of Gandhi in personal, social and professional life. The name of Mahatma Gandhi ji transcends the bounds of race, religion and nations and has emerged as the prophetic voice of the 21st century. The world remembers Gandhi not just for his passionate adherence to the practice of truth and non-violence, but as the benchmark against which we test ourselves and fellow beings in personal, social and professional life.
Rotaract club of PES University, hosted a "Mega Blood Donation Camp" on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October 2021 at PES University campus. Blood donation is a service to mankind. Millions need blood owing to some medical condition and their only hope remains with volunteer blood donors. Every day, numerous blood transfusions take place and save millions of lives all over the world. It not only benefits the needy, but also enhances the health of the donor. That's precisely the motive behind the camp.
The camp inauguration was graced by honourable DG Fazal Mahmood, District Governor, RI 3190 district. We were glad to have our esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr. J Surya Prasad, Registrar, Dr. K S Sridhar, Dean- Student Affairs, Dr. V Krishna, Rtn. Rohit Nagesh, President- Rotary Bangalore Banashankari and Rtn. Taranath D M, Secretary- Rotary Bangalore Banashankari at the inauguration ceremony. This selfless drive was in collaboration with Rotary Bangalore Banashankari and other sister clubs who gave their best to make the event a grand success. It gave us all a sense of responsibility and a sincere gesture towards the society.
The event spanned from 8am to 5pm on 2nd October and we are proud to have received almost 250 units of blood from students of PES University and the general public among various age groups. We, Rotaractors celebrate every individual who volunteered to donate blood for the needy. Every donor was awarded with a certificate and T-shirt as a token of appreciation. We also thank Sanjeevni blood bank, Doctors for their immense support to help us achieve this feat. Through our small gesture, we were successful in spreading awareness among youngsters, adults and old age groups to regularly donate and serve humanity.
The event spanned over three days with experts from the industry and Academia addressing the students.
Shri Seemant Kumar Singh – IPS, ADGP, ACB, Bengaluru, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He mentioned that nothing comes easy in life without struggle. He spoke on how he likes to implement managerial aspects in policing. He also mentioned how he looks forward to interacting with youngsters as it helps him improve his work. He educated the audience on People Friendly Policing, which emphasized on the KSP App and the Emergency Response Support System. He also extensively spoke about the challenges that were faced during the first wave of Covid-19 Pandemic, where he successfully helped several migrant workers in their time of need.
In his Presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University described the 50 years of Journey of PES starting from PU College to a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and one among Top 100 Universities in India. He said the discerning factors that make PES Unique are Quality and Value based education, learning environment with best teachers and best in class infrastructure, Student mentoring, placement opportunities and merit scholarships. He also spoke on the unwavering commitment of the university in imparting quality education that has led PES to its accomplishments. He also mentioned that education plays a critical role in the progress of a nation. He assured to create opportunities n for learning but also for them to experience the fulfilment that comes from sharing this learning with others. He also emphasized on the all round development and overall transformation of students enrolled at PESU.
Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University said that PES follows the core values of Perseverance, Excellence and Service.
The University has adopted the acronym SPIRIT; S- Student, P- Process, I- Identity, R- Research, I- Infrastructure, T- Teacher in all its endeavours which leads students to a bright and prosperous career
Students from the senior classes were awarded with Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarships.
Welcome the gathering Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean - Faculty of Management. She advised students to make the most of the opportunities given to them. She emphasized on the importance of giving back to society and to be the torch bearers of tomorrow. She concluded with an interesting fable of Krishna and Arjuna with the moral “If you are taking care of others, God is there to take care of you.”
Prof. Arvind Giri – Director MBA Program, introduced Chancellor Dr. MR Doreswamy where he spoke of his nationalism and social work. He mentioned Dr. MRD’s contribution with regard to the 18 recommendations made to the state government on Educational reforms and also about his multiple awards and recognitions.
The dignitaries unveiled the Academic Planner for MBA program batch of 2021-22.
Vote of Thanks was delivered by Prof. Shankar Gopal – Professor and Advisor to PES University.
Dr. J. Suryaprasad – Vice Chancellor of PES University and Prof Ajoy Kumar – COO and Dr. K.S.Sridhar - Registrar were present on the occasion.
A group of students reached out to the needy and underprivileged at Janaseva Orphanage. They interacted with the kids, distributed rice kits and donated money. The orphanage in Bangalore was visited by the students on September 25, 2021.
Divy Nandan won second place in the Super Stock Category in MRF National Championship held at Madras Motor Speedway in Chennai from September 24-26, 2021.
Naren, student of BBA program in sports management won the men’s singles crown at the Belgian Junior International Series in Herstal, Belgium.
Rakshit, third semester student of MBA program won first place in CVL Shastry Memorial Table Tennis state championship-2021 and third place in men’s state ranking table tennis Tournament. The tournaments were held in held at Malleshwaram Association, Bangalore in September, 2021.
Bootstrap is an interesting and enriching introduction to the world of engineering which has proved to be effective in kindling a serious interest in machines and processes. The five-day program from September 27 to October 1, 2021 has skill building sessions on mechanical and electrical engineering, electronics, design thinking and social awareness.
One takes the switches, plugs and appliances for granted and never attempts to rectify them when they stop working. Understanding how it all works and handling it can make repair and maintenance an easy task. The two-wheelers and four-wheelers are complex machines but one can make a beginning in understanding it by handling the minor tasks which are essential for their smooth working. Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving which helps a student develop practical innovative solutions for difficult problems. This process focuses on need finding, understanding, creating, thinking, and executing. Students are also educated on the need to volunteer for social activities apart from academics. Students learn to empathize, help the under privileged and feel a sense of gratitude when helped.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said that at PES University students are given more hands on exposure than just theoretical concepts. This makes them to apply skill set acquired during their study duration to real world problems. Apart from this social awareness which is an integral part of an education system, is being imbibed in the youth from day one so that they will be able to contribute more to the society.
Brushing Your Mind session was a social interactive experiment where the students wrote down the issues, problems or queries on their mind and dropped them in the boxes anonymously. The same could be submitted through google form by scanning the QR code or through the link in our instagram bio, where their identity was kept anonymous too. After collating the responses an hour-long interactive session with one of the city’s leading psychologist Mrs. Dharitri Ramaprasad was arranged in which she addressed the audience on managing and overcoming mental stress and other mental health related issues. The session was organized by the CSR Club of RR campus on September 21-23, 2021.
Mr. Praveen Sinha, Principal Architect, Palo Alto Networks, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Addressing the students of Batch 2021-22, Mr Praveen said that parents can be rest assured that their wards are in the right hands. Further, he motivated the students to revisit once in a while from where they started their career so that they get to know how much of progress has taken place.
In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University narrated the 50 years of Journey of PES starting from PU College to a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and one among Top 100 Universities in India. He said the discriminating factors that make PES Unique are Quality and value based education, learning environment with best teachers and supporting infrastructures, mentor system, placement opportunities and merit scholarships. He highlighted on the significance of attracting talented industry professionals to join academia for teaching which has also been aptly said by the New Education Policy. There by establishing a strong bondage between industry and academia as this is the need of the hour. He called upon the aspirant engineers to follow great personalities like Sri M Visvesvaraya. He said PES is in the verge of celebrating its Golden Jubilee during the year 2022. He added that PES is coming up with a medical college with a 300 bedded super speciality hospital that would cater to the needs of 100 villages in and around electronic city with the affordable medical charges.
Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. The dignitaries distributed the Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD Merit scholarships to the awardees. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University were present on the occasion.
The inauguration function was followed by detailed orientation by Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor