With Karnataka’s capital feeling the big surge in Covid-19 cases, PES University has volunteered to provide free delivery of cooked meals for the families of patients and needy struggling with food insecurity during the government imposed JANATA CURFEW.
The service was started from day one of the JANATA CURFEW in the State with prohibitory orders in place which resulted in lockdown like restrictions in restaurants, hotels and road side eateries.
PES University took up the task of providing hot and delicious meals to the family of the patient’s admitted at various hospitals in city particularly Jayadeva, Victoria, Vanivilas, Sanjay Gandhi, Nimhans, Rajarajeswari hospitals.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University took this novel initiative of providing fresh meals to the patient’s families. Till date over 3500 people have been fed in the “meals drive” undertaken by the University. Dr. M R Doreswamy mentioned that the Drive will continue until the JANATA CURFEW ends.
The on-line workshop with hands-on experience was delivered by Mr. Uday Deshpande, alumnus of PES and presently Senior engineer at Qualcomm. He shared practical insights in depth over the nine sessions held during Oct 31 to Mar 22, 2021.
The event tested the interest and understanding of the concepts in Data Science and Machine Learning. It consisted of two tracks, the Beginner's Track aimed at introducing freshers of PES to the fast developing fields. The Competitive Track was open to all undergrad students and required skills such as finding the right data, analyzing and understanding it and applying the insights to formulate a conclusion. The problem statements for both tracks were focused on the Global themes of Climate Change and Homicide Prevention. The event also featured guest talk by Miss Usha Rengaraju, the first Woman Kaggle 2x Grandmaster and introductory workshop conducted by Spoorthi UK, third year student. The competitive track was won by team Doge of Hrishikesh Nair, Kaushal Mahajan and Jacob Bosco. Team The Heavy of Srinivasa Raghavan, Jaaswin Kotian and Vihar Devalla and team Blank of Amrit R, Ananth K and Vritika Tuteja won second and third places. The beginner’s track was won by team Hackya of Dhruv Chawla, Aryansh Bhargavan and Aryan VS. Team Trojans on adrenaline of Arnav Kumar, Md Taseen Atehar and Ayush Praveen and team n00bs of Aadithya Krishna Vamshi V and Bhargav Hegde won second and third places. The panel of judges included Nikhil Mishra, Data scientist at fintech Industry, Aniruddha Mysore, Low latency developer at Morgan Stanley, Pranav Manjunath, data science graduate from Duke University and Adish Rao, software engineer at Bosch, all of whom are PES alumni. Tensor 2.0 Datathon was presented by the collaborative effort of the four tech clubs of PESUECC, Techwarts, OnCreate, DSC and ACM. The workshop for beginners was live-streamed on YouTube on February 28, the main event on Devpost + Discord + GMeet and guest talk on MS Teams were held on March 7, 2021.
‘Abhyudaya’ – The student club of the Department of Civil Engineering, PES University was inaugurated on 24th March 2021 at 3rd Floor Seminar Hall, B Block. The club was inaugurated auspiciously by the dignitaries, Mr. N. P. Sharma, Chief General Manager and Principal, BMRCL Training Institute Bangalore. Mr. Anirudh. S. Dutt, Founder and President, Let’s Be The Change (LBTC), Bangalore. Dr. V. Krishna, Dean Student Affairs, PES University and Dr. S. V. Venkatesh, Chairperson, Department of Civil Engineering.
The Abhyudaya student Club aims to conduct the various activities which would be beneficial to the students in their overall personality development.
The second half of the event commenced with an amazing keynote address by Mr. N. P. Sharma on the present scope of civil engineering and how it is going to get even better over the coming years. Mr. Anirudh Dutt then addressed the gathering about his journey of starting LBTC as a civil engineering student, how his organization has developed over the years from his garage to an incubation centre at IIM, Bangalore.
The event was coordinated by Prof Nishchay Vishwasena, and Prof Shrihari Naik, Civil Engineering department, PES University, Bangalore.
Hon’ble Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK. Prof. M.R. Doreswamy appealed to all stakeholders, particularly the elected representatives and corporate sector to give momentum to development of government schools and help the government to deliver school education to all sections of society, not a privileged few. Although, 7 decades have elapsed since nation got independence, status of the government schools still demands proper infrastructure. Prof. M R Doreswamy said that since last year, this issue has gained momentum by adding new dimensions to school adoption policy such as; 1) adoption of 3/5/10 government schools by MLAs & MLCs/MPs/Universities and 2) adoption of government schools by higher educational institutions. About 3000 schools have recently been adopted by these new initiatives, first in the country; A social movement is necessary to cover the 30,000 needy schools in the next 2 years. Involvement of corporate and industrial sectors is envisaged to reach the target.
In this context, he appreciated the keen interest evinced by Hon’ble MLAs Sri. Ramalinga Reddy, Sri. V. Somanna and Sri Bandeppa Kashempur and Sri Chidananda, MLC and who have already commenced development of adopted schools. He paid rich tributes to Sri. Basavaraja Horatti, Hon’ble Chairperson, Legislative Council, Govt. of Karnataka for his kind intervention to convey the government’s request to join hands for development of government schools. He appealed to other elected representatives also to join the programme to help students from all sections across the state. Calling attention motions by Hon’ble MLAs Smt. Lakshmi Hebbalkar and Smt Soumya Reddy through illuminative questions and Sri Thippeswamy, Hon’ble MLC are silver lines indicating that the issue would gather momentum in the coming days. He thanked Smt Sudha Murthy, co-chairman, INFOSYS Foundation to offer digitalization of all government schools in Dharwad District. He also commended donation of 2000 desks to government schools in Dharwad distrit by Hon’ble union minister Sri Prahlad Joshi.
Prof. Doreswamy thanked Hon’ble chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa for including 2 of his recommendations 1) Development of schools studied by Jnanapeeta awardees from Karnataka and 2) Training all teachers and education department staff for the requirements of National Education Policy 2020.
Prof. Doreswamy called for effective utilization of Jal Jeevan Mission- Parihara programme funds on the lines of Telengana state which has achieved 100 % success in this regard. He cited the statement of Sri. K.S. Eshwarappa, Hon’ble minister for RDPR in the council that about 11,284 schools are yet to get separate toilets in the state.
Narrating his personal experiences while visiting government schools in Ramanagara, Chennapattana and Magadi Taluks, Prof. Doreswamy said that the quality of work undertaken under Parihara needs a relook by the government.
To address the above issues Prof. Doreswamy has constituted a state level advisory committee to monitor development of adopted schools. This measure would give valuable feedback as well as enhance stakeholder confidence towards this important initiative, he said.
Given the importance of value education to prepare the youth towards building a morally strong social fabric, Hon’ble Adviser is releasing a book with 35 stories contributed by teachers of PES Colleges.
Before addressing the press, Prof. Doreswamy had received valuable feedback from heads of 35 universities/autonomous colleges regarding the progress of developmental work taken by them. A state-wide tour is contemplated to take stock of the issues and make course corrections in action plan, Prof. Doreswamy said.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University congratulated all the Winners and participants for taking part in this event. Further he said that Sports are a vital part of the education system for student's growth and development (both mental health and physical fitness). Through participation in sports students will be able to gain various skills, experience and confidence that are helpful for developing their personality.
Nyna and Madhan, students of BCom, emerged as winners at Groove and Go solo dance contest. The winners were evaluated for steps, expressions and presentation. The contest organised by the Nruthyasri Club was held at HN campus on Mar 5, 2021.
The clubs of the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences presented talented members in enthralling contests and performances. Nrithya Kalathvam club presented solo singing competition, instrumental competition, and group singing. Team Flashndrome curated a theme based photography contest. Club Natavarga presented entertaining, wonderfully structured and well directed drama which concluded by highlighting a moral and the Lights, Camera & Action event. Team Grooves introduced the freshers and audience to their club members and presented solo and duet dance contest and group performance. The clubs through the performances expressed gratitude to the organising team and the audience. The event was attended by Dean, chairpersons, faculty members and the students. Talent Hunt 2021 was organised by Student Affairs, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PES University at HN campus on March 9, 2021.
Students of hospitality and event management program learnt about the importance of mixology in the hotel industry and how menu planning, costing, and cost control make it viable. Mr Ajeet Kumar shared his insights gained during his rich professional career. In another workshop, chefs Raghu and Tiru explained the history of bread and the art and science of bread making. The Bread workshop held on March 2 and Mixology workshop held on March 4, 2021 were organised by the department of hospitality and event management.
The webinar provided insights about Machine Learning and Deep Learning and how they are shaping the world we live in. The session covered the fundamentals of Machine Learning and Deep Learning. A variety of data training models including linear and logistic regression were explained. The concepts of supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning were introduced with examples. The implementation of ANN, CNN and RNN in various domains was discussed. The session was conducted by Jayanth Shreekumar, an alumnus of PES University, Electronics and Communication engineer who works as data science intern with Perfios Solutions and plans to pursue a Masters degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles this fall. The webinar was organised by IEEE student branch on MSTeams on March 5, 2021.