When computer science graduate from PES University on Saturday bagged a record offer from a global company there was more to it. Sarang Ravindran (22), an engineering graduate in Computer Science technology was hired by a pioneering global company that is reimagining business operations with digital and cloud technology. To meet the expectations of the fast-growing global businesses is made possible by the ability to solve real world problems with technology, innovation and hard work and PES University endeavours to prepare the students on all these fronts. A visit to the campus could prove it better than anything else. The campus is abuzz with technical events, advanced research infrastructure, enriching interactions with committed teachers, community outreach initiatives, industry academia collaboration and many such activities. The focus on all round development of the students gives them a head-start when they are ready for a professional career. The University is committed to providing education for the real world that inspires students to realize their potential.
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The 15 day online mentorship program was aimed at teaching the fundamentals of AI and building a strong community of students to fight the atrocities against women and create a safe place for everyone in society through the means of AI. The programme consisted of 100+ mentees guided by 7 student mentors ensuring a fun and knowledge-filled learning experience with hands-on tasks and projects. Mentor-mentee group communicated through a WhatsApp group supervised by the organising team. The mentors were also given a GitHub repository link for their mentees to upload the code and any other tasks and assignments through the course of the next two weeks. The mentees set up their environments based on Anaconda, Tensorflow, and Keras. Over four days the mentees were taught about functions and data structures. They were further given lessons about the various libraries like pandas and scikit-learn following which they learnt about linear regression and evaluation metrics - accuracy, MSE, Bias-variance trade-off, overfitting, underfitting and the idea of a neuron. The final days were filled with understanding complex concepts and the mentees were assigned their final projects which required them to implement a simple ANN using Tensorflow marking an end to the learning track. The online mentorship program which was held from June 20 to July 5, 2021 was organised by MahilAI, a community that leverages the use of AI to prevent violence against women under the guidance of Dr. Shikha Tripathi, PES University.
The event featured poetry performances by Prakrith Keshav, Sana Rahman, Aditi Jain, Anirudh Rowjee, Kasavaraj Sai Nikita, and Sanjana. Following this, the musical performances by Anindya Mishra on guitar, Gowri Nandan on ukulele, and Mrunmayi on guitar enthralled the audience. The Express-O-Shot open mic event was organised by Apostrophe club of EC campus on July 7, 2021.
The second edition of the annual debate competition saw the speakers in teams of three battle it out on topics of employment, feminism, pop culture, minorities and narratives over three rounds of arguments. Team De Baiters emerged as the winners and Watermelon Sugar Cry were declared runners-up. Samuel Thomas, Thanushree R and Thejaswi A came first and Hrishit Chaudhuri, Josh Maitra and Shriya Ejanthkar came second in the competition. The event open for students of all campuses of PES University was conducted by PES DebSoc on Discord platform on July 1-2, 2021.
The competitive programming contest was about solving a problem which was judged besides the overall solution on the finer points like execution time of the program, memory used by the program. The automated judging process ran the contestant’s code against the test cases designed by the club members and checked the correctness of output and time taken. Raghav Goyal emerged as the winner followed by Aneesh Bhat both and Ashish Deshmukh as second runner-up. The programming challenge was conducted by PES Alcoding Club on Hackerrank platform.
The environment themed carnival featured competitions around the topic of sustainability. The opening ceremony was graced by Dr. Hariharan Chandrashekar, environmentalist, entrepreneur and founder of Alttech. He spoke about how one can contribute to decarbonizing India’s cities. He mentioned that by potentially putting our homes off the grid, in other words by making our homes self-sustaining, we can curb the high water and carbon footprints of each individual. He quoted facts about the growing water and energy demands of our country. He was of the view that India is capable of reaching these demands with proper large-scale planning and individual action. The Treevia quiz was won by Akshobhya Jamadagni and Aryan Kapoor. The Green Runway which was about using recyclable material to create beautiful pieces was won by Shrathmikha Sasidhar. Dharti in which expressing love for the earth through any art form was the challenge was won by Kavana C.P and Shreya Srinivas. In Emulate and Debate in which contestants were given portfolios of a person or an organization involved in an environmental crisis and were asked to emulate them, Kavya Jain, Rohith S, and Naimisha Venkatesh emerged as winners. In the contest of Climate Crisis which involved finding a possible solution to the unsustainable practices followed in the world today, the first place was bagged by Sai Darshan M.S, Pramuk D and Vasisht Iyer followed by Raghvendra Agrawal, Abhay Bhat and Gagan Heda. The event was organised by Change Makers’ Society on 27 June 2021.
Saneeth S Dayanand Student of II PU Commerce from PES Institutions has been selected for the Russian International Junior Series 2021 at St. Petersburg, Russia from 1st to 4th July 2021.
He is also a National Badminton player. He was awarded No. 1 in All India Doubles in Junior Category and No. 1 in Karnataka state singles and doubles.
He is keen on Joining BBA- Sports Management course in PES University.
Prof. M R Doreswamy Chancellor of PES University, heartily congratulated the student and wished him all success in the series to be held in Russia.
The students got an opportunity to understand the theory behind the use of Arduino, commonly used sensors and how they work. The session on connecting circuits on Tinkercad platform allowed users to make connections using sensors and an Arduino board. Ashutosh Rao who conducted the workshop is a student of ECE program. The workshop was organised by PES Innovation Lab on Google Meet on June 19, 2021.
The event presented a challenge before the participants to come up with innovative ways of recycling that reduces waste. Participants came up with ideas about putting together waste materials into something new and useful. Shrathmika S, Sonal Agarwal, Sriraksha S Bhat, Ghanashyam Bhat, Suraj S emerged as the winners in the contest. The event conducted through submissions on Google Forms was organised by CSR Club of RR Campus from June 14-17, 2021.
Students got an opportunity to express their talent in art, literature, music, dance, short films and photography. The event, Everybody has Talent, brought together students from different streams in a creative manifestation of emotions that appeals to all. The on-line event was conducted by the Pratyaya Club, management club of PES University EC campus, over a week and concluded on June 14, 2021.