Responding to the recent tragic floods, PES University donated bags, note books and other stationery items to over 500 children of government schools of higher primary classes in Ontagodi and Budni B.K. Village of Mudhol Taluk, Bagalkot district under the guidance of Sri Govind Karijol, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, handed over the consignment to the flood relief coordination committee of PES University. The committee of Dr. Vijendra Kumar, Dr. Venkatesh, Dr. Satish and Dr. Basavraj oversaw the distribution of the items among the affected school children.
Students showcased stellar projects powered by a wide range of technologies including Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and App Development at Hashcode 2019 hackathon. Four teams emerged as top coders from the 46 contenders: Winner - Anushka Hebbar, Shreya Srinivas and Harshita C – PES University; First Runner Up - Ayush Ujjwal and Aman Bhatnagar – MSRIT, Second Runner Up - Darshan D, Mayur Peshve and Manu M Bhat - PES University, and Jury’s prize - Abhiram Natarajan, Dipayan Sinha and Karthik Cottur – RVCE. The winning hack, NavAR used Augmented Reality combined with the foundation of the Unity game engine, and implementing SLAM technology to navigate and provide directions to the end user. It allows the users to reach their destination accurately around confined areas which would prove to be difficult using other apps such as Google Maps. The app was made for the PESU campus and allows for better accuracy, sense of direction and navigation for freshers, guests and visiting dignitaries. According to Anushka, “Our future goal is to expand the scale of our project to business complexes, shopping malls, client sites of an enterprise, and different operational divisions and transforming it to handle client customisation. With a blueprinted alien territory in hand, our aim is to provide for hassle free maneuvering.” The four winners walked away with cash prizes of Rupees 40k, 30k, 20k and 10k. Microsoft Innovation Lab of PES University hosted the eighth edition of its annual 24-hour hackathon Hashcode 2019 on October 26-27, 2019.
As part of the program related to World Food day, faculty of department of Pharmacy, accompanied the students and contributed an amount covering food expenses of four days for the orphan children. The volunteers interacted with children of Anatha Shishu Nivasa, on Oct 16, 2019. The theme for this year’s World Food Day is: Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addressed students from PES University in New Delhi on October 16, 2019. Interacting with the students the Vice President said that the judicial processes must become more people-friendly. He said that the law enforcement machinery and the justice dispensing structures must be accessible, credible, equitable and transparently even-handed. He expressed his happiness in interacting with students from PES University and felt that meeting the younger generation was a pleasure which fills him with new energy, optimism and new ideas. He called upon the students to set the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in ones life and become a role model for others. He hoped that as lawyers their heart will remain filled with empathy for weaker sections of society and that they will do their bit to help them.
The newly enrolled students of masters program in commerce got an opportunity to understand the career prospects and the commitment of the university to prepare them for the emerging prospects. In his inaugural address Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor highlighted the importance of faculty, library, laboratory and internship in learning. He announced that scholarship facilities like CNR Rao scholarship and MRD Scholarship will be extended to students of MCom program. He outlined the plan to grant stipend of rupees eight thousand per month to the students in their second year during their internships and industry exposure program. According to him, special attention will be paid to potential teachers among students and training them for National Eligibility Test. He said that emphasis on academic excellence at post-graduate level is a tough challenge and is a focus area under the New Education Policy and PES University endorses the new policy. The chief guest, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean Management studies in his address gave statistical information about B Com and M Com programs in the country. He said that corporate sector has projected a requirement of 50,000 commerce graduates this year. Newly enrolled students and faculty members, Prof. M.V. Sathya Narayan, Prof.A.V.Chandrashekar and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy were present on the occasion. The inauguration of M.Com classes of PESU for the academic year 2019-20 was held on September 26, 2019.
PES University’s annual classical music and dance confluence enthralled the audience with Carnatic and Hindustani vocal and instrumental music and Bharatnatyam performances by accomplished artists. The inaugural function was presided over by Vidhushi Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, renowned Veena artist. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jayanthi Kumareshthen wished everyone a happy Dussehra and commended PES University for encouraging fine arts, and not restricting themselves to the technical aspects of engineering. She said, “it encourages critical thinking, creates curious minds and therefore professional lives”. Dr. M.R.Doreswamy in his presidential address highlighted the influence of classical music on our lives and importance of Indian heritage and culture and how our country’s art forms bring us all together and reinforce the spirit of “unity is diversity”. Present on the occasion were Dr. KN B Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs. The second day featured Trimukhi-instrumental ensemble, violin in solo, Hindustani and Carnatic vocal and bharatnatyam recital which regaled the audience. The curtain raiser concert of Carnatic vocal performance held on the previous day set the tone for the spellbinding events. Samarasa 2019 was held on Oct 5-6, 2019.
NemoCare Wellness cofounded by Manoj, an alumnus of PES, was a winner at the Asia Hardware Battle 2019 India edition and qualified for Asia finals to be held in China. The award entitles the company a booth at TechCrunch Asia 2019. NemoCare’s innovative affordable, accessible, highly accurate monitoring solutions prevent neonatal and maternal deaths. The technology solutions use unobtrusive wireless wearable sensors and networks and analytical algorithms to power the AI platform and big data tools to provide continuous, high resolution monitoring and preventive care in hospitals and homes. Manoj was a student of Telecommunication Engineering during 2010-14 at PES Institute of Technology.
Students got an opportunity to use PRAYOGeek platform to learn electronics with a hands-on design based approach. The workshop covered building analog and digital circuits on breadboard using PRAYOGeek hardware and Android APP. The learning enables applying inter subject concepts to build a project and solving real world problems. The workshop was organised by department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in association with AltiLOGIC Technologies on September 18, 2019.
As the country celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, PES University commemorated the same in a very special way by unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on its Campus. An 8-foot tall and 40-inch wide bronze statue shipped from Porbandar the birth place of Bapuji was unveiled by His Excellency Sri Vajubhai Vala -Honourable Governor of Karnataka and Sri Suresh Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in the august presence of Dr. M R Doreswamy – Chancellor, PES University and Prof. D Jawahar – Pro Chancellor, PES University. The unveiling was followed by garland ceremony at the Gandhiji Statue in OAT, followed by Bhajans of Mahatma Gandhiji and address by eminent guests. Over 2000 students, faculty, invitees and general public gathered to witness this very momentous occasion. While addressing the gathering, Sri Suresh Kumar extended wishes and thanks to Dr. M R Doreswamy on behalf of the people of Karnataka and State Government for erecting the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birthday. He said that it will help people to remember Mahatma Gandhiji as a true humanitarian. He thanked Dr. M.R. Doreswamy for adopting ten schools in the flood affected North Karnataka. Sri Vajubhai Vala congratulated and thanked Dr. M.R. Doreswamy for the coming up with a very apt idea of erecting a statue in the PES University premises. He said that the statue will spread the values and memories of Gandhi for generations on this campus. Further, the honourable Governor appreciated the PES University for inclusion of value added courses on Mahatma Gandhi ji, Swami Vivekananda and Sri M Visvesvaraya in the curriculum of University. He also appreciated the idea of including Yoga in the academic courses apart from hosting the International Yoga Day in mega scale every year. He recalled his presence at PES University on IYD. Hon’ble Governor applauded the “Education Service that Dr. M R Doreswamy is extending to society”. Sri Vajubhai Vala addressed the students and faculty members about the life and achievements of Gandhiji, and how the young generation could inculcate the Gandhian principles for the good. Gandhian principles are more relevant today where deterioration of values in society. Under Gandhiji’s leadership Country attained independence. However post independence he never aspired for any eminent positions like President or Prime Minister of the India. It is an unparallel event that has taken place in the world history. The youth of today should uphold the exemplary qualities / values demonstrated by Gandhiji like truth, non-violence and sacrifice. These are the qualities which should be emulated by the present generation. He appealed to read the literature which are available in plenty on Gandhiji and one of his associate Sardar Patel who handled effectively the integration of the princely states with his diplomatic skills and foresightedness. The problem of amalgamating 562 independent states with a democratic self-governing India was difficult and delicate. Today, PES University has set an example which is healthy to emulate by other institutions. He also appreciated the adoption of 10 government schools in north Karnataka. Sri S. Suresh Kumar, Honourable Minister- Primary and secondary education, Government of Karnataka unveiled the “The Slient Reflections”– Mega Scale Library with a Marvelous Architecture housed at 13 Floor of the B Block of PES University. He appreciated the architectural design and said that I am sure that Students would wish to stay back on campus to utilize such a facility. Dr M R Doreswamy made a suggestion to Sri S. Suresh Kumar regarding public examination system stating that commencing it from 8 th Standard is ideal and hon’ble minister endorsed the view of Dr M R Doreswamy. Dr. M R Doreswamy inaugurated the repository of Gandhiji, Swami Vivekananda and Sri M Visvesvaraya.