• Bhaarat to attend Google I/O

    Bhaarat Satish Chetty, Lead, Google’s Developer Student Club (DSC) at PES University, is invited to attend Google I/O in Mountain View, San Francisco, USA in May 2019. The conference will provide him an opportunity to interact with global change-makers in technology of the likes of Sundar Pichai. Google I/O will enable Bhaarat to network with the best developers, designers, Google engineers and experts. Bhaarat is happy that, “I will run into researchers, professors, entrepreneurs, founders, and other people I have only read about in tech blogs. We will be mentored by Google Experts and also attend Machine Learning office hours at Googleplex.” Bhaarat is a 8th semester student of CSE.

  • Awards at Birla White Yuva Ratna and Yuva Ratna Next 2018

    Students of architecture program won awards at Birla White Yuva Ratna and Yuva Ratna Next 2018. Harshitha Jain secured second place for Anganwadi Design. Aishwarya, Dhanushree, Disha, Impana, Yasawi secured second place for Panel design. Arvind, Sagar, Nishitha , Geetham and Shreyas Secured won jury appreciation for Panel design. In the category of Anganwadi Design, students were able to address real life issues and find solutions for social needs. In Bus Terminal Design category, students were exposed to large scale project with on-site conditions and constraints and were able to understand and address density with Spatial solutions. In Panel Design category, students got hands on experience of working with colors, textures, and patterns and learn about composition, aesthetics, concept and response to themes. The national Level competition for architecture students was held from Dec 3, 2018 to Feb 4, 2019.

  • Pre placement session for management students held

    Career Orientation and pre-placement Session for students of management by ITC Hospitality gave the participants an opportunity to know about the industry expectations. ITC executives, Dr. Swarup Sinha, Principal, ITC Hospitality Management Institute and Mr.Anurag Mishra HR Manager-ITC Hotels outlined the history and overview of the organisation. The session was held on March 29, 2019.

  • Quiz Program for children of PES adopted schools

    School children from Vajarahalli, Srinagar, Veerabhadranagar, Tataguni attended the quiz program with rounds on general knowledge, literature, sports and entertainment. Winners were felicitated with books and gifts. Students of BioTechnology organised the program on Jan 19, 2019.

  • Faculty in the News: Ashish Parthasarathy, won two gold, three silver and a bronze medal in the Innovative Championship

    Ashish Parthasarathy, won two gold, three silver and a bronze medal in the Innovative Championship: Accommodation Whizz Wizard. He presented a research paper in the on AUGMENTED REALITY as AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO ENHANCE GUEST EXPERIENCE DURING STAY IN A FIVE STAR HOTEL in the TRANSITION 2019 conference. The theme of the conference was INNOVATIONS IN ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY ACROSS THE GLOBE- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE STAKEHOLDERS AND SUSTAINABILITY. Ashish is Assistant Professor with Department of Hospitality and Event Management. The event was organised by Garden City University on March 14, 2019.

  • Celebrating Pi Day

    Celebrating the spirit of innovation unleashed by RaspberryPi, the one day event, Pi-DEA featured interesting activities under Events like Pi-Quiz, Pi-Puzzle, Pi-Paint, Pi-Code, Pi-Game and Show-Pi. The online Pi-Quiz attracted worldwide participation. The “init” club of MCA department collaborated with the official Raspberry Pi clubs-Code-Club; CoderDojo for this event held on Mar 14, 2019.

  • Science needs to focus on solving social problems Dr. M.R. Doreswamy at EPSILON 2019

    Epsilon 2019, an intercollegiate Science Fest was organized by the Department of Science and Humanities of PES University on the University premises. The event was inaugurated by the Chancellor of PES University Dr. M.R. Doreswamy. Dr. Doreswamy, in his speech, said that the students need to be encouraged to solve social problems through discovering the new things. Vice Chancellor of PES University Dr. KNB Murthy said that this year's science fest is a 17th version of its kind and thanking the faculty for their consistency and commitment for making it a success. 20+ Colleges participated with more than 1000 participants from Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The events organized in this year's science Fest - EPSILON 2019 were Quantum Computing, Math Olympiad, Poster Presentation, Science Exhibition, Ted Talk Competition, Science Theatre, Science Film, Junk Yard wars and Science Quiz. Prof. Lata Pasupalety, Chairperson, Department of Science and Humanities welcomed the guests, participants and audience. Dr. S.R. RadhaKrishnan, Head of the Department, Science and Humanities, rendered the vote of thanks.

  • PESU Women's Badminton team wins the title at the REVELS 2019

    PESU Women's Badminton team wins the title at the REVELS 2019 organized by Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

  • PESU Football team wins BIG!

    PESU Football team wins the tittle at the SPIEL Tournament organized by St Joseph's College. The team also clinched the Winners Title at DEVADAN CUP 2019, organized by Faculty of Engineering, Christ University.

  • Colloquium on Inspired Innovations

    Students of management got an opportunity to understand ways in which innovation drives value creation and entrepreneurship and about curating brand innovations. Dr. Vijay Kumar, Prof. Sathya Prasad and Prof. G.K. Suresh shared their insights on social and economic value derived from innovations around the world, the process leading to innovation and how ITC as a brand curated innovations that saw tremendous success in the market. The event was held on March 11, 2019.

  • TOP RANKINGS FOR PES UNIVERSITY - MBA

    PES University emerged with top rankings in the seventh Times B-School survey 2019 of management institutes. The survey used desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating for comprehensive evaluation of the institutes committed to providing the best in teaching and all-round development of students. PES University is committed to continually strengthening the trust of students, parents, teaching community, government, industry and business leaders in its core mission of education for the real world.

  • British Biologicals Awards Scholarship to PES Pharma Students

    British Biologicals has been associated with the PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore to support the economically underprivileged students by providing scholarships on an annual basis. 15 students were selected by PES Scholarship committee this year.

  • Professor CNR Rao and Professor MRD Merit scholarship award ceremony

    Professor CNR Rao and Professor MRD Merit scholarship award ceremony was organized at PES campus on March 2. The chief guest Sri T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, distributed the scholarship award to toppers of 2015and 2016 batch students. Sri T.M. Vijay Bhaskar appreciated and hailed PES University for recognizing the merit and knowledge. He said that giving away these awards, the institution grows in a positive way. Further, Mr. Vijay Bhaskar said that Engineering and other higher education students need to become more aware of social problems and solve those problems like Sir M. Visvesvaraiah did in erstwhile Mysore state. He wanted students to bring more laurels to the University in the coming days and contribute to the society. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, in his presidential speech, addressed students that the purpose of the awarding scholarship is to encourage students to inculcate the qualities of a leader, who possess those qualities and achieved success in life. PES institutions started distributing scholarships to 28 students in 1992 and now, the institution is giving scholarship awards to 5038 students, amounting Rupees 35439473 for the previous academic semester August-December 2018. As of now, PES has given Rs. 21 crores as scholarships and incentives from its inception. Dr. Doreswamy also said that the major responsibility of the University is not just teaching and conducting examinations, but conduct research and encourage the innovation. In this regard, PES will be collaborating with research organizations to launch indigenous satellites. He wanted PES to come up with a medical college in Bangalore to fill the gap in the field of medical education. The values like honesty, accountability, patriotism and dedication, which are minimally needed in this crucial hour to improve the country within a decade. He urged students to remember mother, mother tongue, and motherland, the three things, when they are excelling in life. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PES University welcomed the guests. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of PES University, spoke about the history of awarding scholarships and incentives to students. Prof. Jawahar announced that PES will be giving 40% of the tuition fee as scholarships in the coming academic year. Mr. G. Doreswamy Naidu, Treasurer of People’s Education Society was felicitated for his contribution to the growth of the PES group of Institutions. Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University presented the vote of thanks. Dr. Surya Prasad, Director, PES University South Campus was also on the dais.

  • PES Alumni in the News

    A book co-authored by Abhishek Narain, Understanding Azure Data Factory, Operationalizing Big Data and Advanced Analytics Solutions, was released recently. Abhishek works as a technical program manager on the Azure Data Governance team at Microsoft. Previously he has worked as a consultant at Microsoft and Infragistics and he has worked on various Azure services and Windows app development projects. He is a public speaker and regularly speaks at various events, including Node Day, Droidcon, Microsoft TechEd, PyCon, the Great India Developer Summit and many others. Before joining Microsoft, he was awarded the Microsoft MVP designation. Abhishek student of BE Information Science at PESIT graduated in 2009.

  • National Cultural Festival Inaugurated

    Aspiration 2019, a two day national level cultural carnival featuring inspirational speeches, cultural performance and felicitation of meritorious students was hosted by PES University. The fourteenth edition of annual college magazine Vision 2019 was released during the occasion. Dr. Seema Deep, Director-Service Operations Lifecycle Safety IQVIA, graced the event as chief guest. In her address to the gathering shared her view that students need to follow their hearts to excel in the chosen field. She outlined the journey a drug molecule takes to reach the market and increasing importance of pharmacovigilance. She was all praise for the profession of pharmacy for rendering valuable services to the society. Sri. Upasana Mohan, guest of honour, enthralled the audience with his mesmerising voice. Rank holders of M. Pharm program, RGUHS, GPAT 2019 qualifiers and class toppers of B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Pharm. D programs were felicitated. Fathima Biwi Award for best outgoing B. Pharm student was conferred on Ms. Darshika Mehta by Ms. Anju Majeed of Sami Labs and British Biologicals scholarships were awarded to the economically weaker students. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy in his presidential address commanded the pharmacy sector in India for providing drugs at economical rates compared to the developed countries. He felt that students can look upon the dignitaries on the stage as a role model and become entrepreneurs. He observed that with proper use of science and technology by the youngsters India can be a powerful nation by the year 2020. Prof. Dr. S. Mohan - Director and Prof. Dr. J. Saravanan - Principal of PES College of Pharmacy were also present on the stage. Aspiration 2019 is organised by PES College of Pharmacy on Feb 23 and 24, 2019 at Dr. MRD Auditorium, PES University campus.

  • Guest lecture on Mixology

    Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity know more about career options in mixology and the nuances of the bartending trade. Mr. Merrick Rodrigues, one of India’s popular mixologists and Mr. Vipin Raman, founder and Director of European Bartending School shared their insights. The event was held on Feb 11, 2019 by the department.

  • Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrated

    The event was an occasion to make the students aware of different dimensions of life. Importance of knowing oneself, familiarity with our country, being aware of our culture and importance of teachings of Vivekananda were topics touched upon by Mr. Pramod Nataraj, Mr. Anand Resource of Disha Charitable Trust at the enriching interaction held on Feb 4, 2019 on campus.

  • National Girl Child Day observed

    The Department of BBA, organised a Poster Presentation Competition on the occasion of National Girl Child Day to highlight the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, safety of girl children and inequalities faced by girls in India, Students performed a dance and skit to portray the kinds of inequalities a girl child faces and concluded it with a message encouraging gender equality. 15 teams presented posters on themes such as progression of a girl child, role of women is different aspects of life, and education and equality of a girl child and the best 3 posters were awarded. The event was held on Monday Jan 28, 2019 on campus.

  • Republic Day Celebrations and Alumni Meet

    The 70th Republic day was marked by enthusiasm of students who hoisted the national flag and actively participated in the celebrations. Prof. Mysore. V. Subramanya, senior music critic and scholar addressed the students. Prizes to winners of quiz contest conducted for students of government schools adopted by PES were distributed. The function was also an occasion for the 35th bi-annual meet of the alumni. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, Dr.K.N.B.Murthy, Vice Chancellor, and Dr.V.Keshavan, Dean of Engineering graced the event.

  • 3rd International Staff Tournament held at PESU

    3rd International Staff Tournament was organised by Department of Physical Education & Sports at PESU from Jan 20 to 23, 2019. Staff members from more than 35 Engineering Colleges actively participated in this mega event including University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka). Badminton and Cricket were major sports in this event. Results as mentioned below: Cricket Winners- Nagarjuna University, Devanahalli. Runners- University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Badminton (above 40 category, Men) Winners- SIT, Tumkur. Runners- BMSCE, Bangalore. Badminton(Below 40 category Men) Winners- MIT, Manipal. Runners- Acharya Institutes, Bangalore. Badminton (women) Winners- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Runners- Acharya Institutes, Bangalore.

  • Guest lecture on viticulture business

    Students of hospitality and event management got an opportunity to understand how the wine industry works and the emerging career options. The participants interacted with Keshav Raju, CEO and founder of Mudfingers dot com. He shared his experience of building his start-up against the challenges his viticulture business faced. The event was conducted by the department on campus on Jan 28, 2019.

  • Prakalpa Annual Event 2019

    Prakalpa is an annual event organized at PES University campus to show case the best projects developed by the students. More than 150 teams of various programs of study of PES University showcased creative and innovative projects at Prakalpa 2019 housed at their respective departments. More than 10 industries also participated in the event. The program was inaugurated by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University at 11:00 AM. Addressing the gathering Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said that “SET (Socially Economically Technologically) Innovative Project” is the need of the hour. He said that SET Innovation must touch three aspects of sustainable development namely technological, social and institutional innovation. He said PES University always encourages and promotes Project based learning. This model of education system seeks to prepare students to accept and meet challenges in the real world, mirroring what professionals do every day while teaching them what they need to know to succeed in a formal degree. Project based learning structures curriculum around discrete projects, presenting students with multi-step problems to solve or asking them complex questions they are then required to answer. It also improves student attitudes toward education, thanks to its ability to keep students engaged. Further he said that, universities and institutes of higher learning must focus on solving the societal problems may it be garbage, traffic, electricity, water, drainage, etc. He applauded on some of the interesting projects taken up by the students of PES University. He said I am taken aback by looking at these exciting projects. Each one of them is opt and unique in their own way. The project exhibition went on till 4:00 PM. Experts from industry and academia were part of the Jury Panel for every department. More than 5000 students, 800 parents, 600 students from other colleges took active participation during this event.

  • Inauguration of Automotive Electronics laboratory set up jointly by PES University and Robert Bosch

    Department of Mechanical Engineering of PES University had organized an event to mark the Inauguration of Automotive Electronics laboratory set up jointly by PES University and Robert Bosch. Mr. R K SHENOY, Senior Vice President, Embedded Systems Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Ltd. inaugurated the lab and emphasized the need for hands on skills to the students.He called upon students to work beyond college hours to quire skills. He mentioned that this setting up of lab was the first step of Bosch and keen on introduce many more such to facilitate hands on learning for students. Dr. K. N. Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, stressed on the need for students to work for picking up skills across domains which is the need of the hour. Speaking on the occasion he also said that the days are not far off that universities would start offering a basket of courses from which students have the choice to choose from. Dr. K S SRIDHAR, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr. V KRISHNA, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Post Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering were presided over the function.

  • Bespoke culinary workshop held

    Students got and opportunity to learn from a celebrated chef about authentic Rajasthan cuisine, plate presentation as per industry standard and use of native ingredients. Chef Sanjay Tyagi, personal chef of our Prime Minister during his international visits conducted the workshop.The Parv cuisine workshop held on campus on January 29, 2019 was organised by the department of hospitality and event management.

  • PES University project in limelight at Shaastra 2019

    At Shaastra 2019, annual tech festival in India hosted US India Campus Tech Connect the project underway at PES University, on Design and development of systems for space debris mitigation garnered attention and was in the limelight.

  • Symposium on Future of Work held

    PES University Bangalore organised a symposium on Future of Work on 5th Jan 2018 in association with BITES. Eminent speakers from various organisations who presented their views on the theme. Prof D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, presided over the function. The Board for IT Education Standards is a non-profit society set up by the Karnataka Government, in association with IT industries and educational institutions, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry. Future of Work presents a daunting landscape. It's a scenic route dotted with technologies like automation, AI and robotics that are determining the ways we work and meandering into Gig economy where everyone works virtually. There are several issues embedded within this theme. Raghu K Tallam, Executive director, EY spoke on future work place and the shape of things to come. He mentioned that pace of fourth industrial revolution is rapid and demographic replacement ratio is 2.1. He explained concept of S-curves with respect to automation. He added that complex problem solving, creativity, intelligence, collaboration with selves and skills is important for employees. Zubun Tafti, Associative director, fin-tech and payment transformations, PWC spoke on the fin-tech juggernaut and if the bankers would disappear in the future. He said that future of fin-tech lies in business centres focusing on market and adapting to new concepts and digitalising the economy and categorising the start-ups are critical. He added that Indian Financial Services industry are adopting fin-tech in four distinct modes, business capability or partnerships, product capability or partnerships, operation model replication, and equity ownership. He mentioned that incumbents are engaging fin-tech ecosystem through various methods. Prashanth Kaivar, AVP, Head of Supply Chain Management, TechM spoke on Industry 4.0 and will the robots rule the roost. He said that there is perception that Industry 4.0 is a small factory but it is more than that as there is confluence of technologies. According to him, with robots becoming part and parcel of life, by 2045, computational power of computers would surpass that of the combined computational power of humans and computers both. He mentioned instances of anticipatory shipping, done by Amazon which includes alertness, accessibility, decisiveness, swiftness, flexibility. Dr. Sunitha Maheshwari, Pediatric cardiologist, Chief dreamer, Teleradiology solutions, USA spoke on medical automation and the fear that doctors could loose their jobs to AI. She said imaging for chronic diseases, high speed and resolution images for analysis are on the rise. She felt that using technology to take doctors to places where it is needed is critical and auto detection of diseases during emergency rapid triage and early detection is required. She advised use of AI to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of doctors. MANOJ KUMAR, founding partner, Workplaceif spoke on digitalization and disruption of human capital management. He said that labour productivity is stagnating and with it productivity growth in computing power, algorithms and data abundance is taking place. He added that Computation of power and Virtual management of data are very significant. SUSHMA RAJAGOPALAN, CEO/MD, ITC Infotech spoke on unscrambling of IT businesses and what to look forward to. She said the most important question is “will there be enough jobs and also what kind of job roles, if it’s available?” She added the world is uncertain so we should have an understanding of what is required differently from us. She mentioned the 7S that a CEO has to bear in mind are Sensing, Speed, Simplicity, Sharing Economy, Systems, Scale and Specialism. She also spoke about Digitaligence and Innoruption. The audience comprised of industry professionals, academicians and students. They appreciated the overall concept, theme and presentations done by all the esteemed speakers.

  • Bengaluru students ready to clear space debris

    When Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched a fllock of 104-satellites in a single launch in 2017, buried in the flood of congratulatory messages, were some concerns over adding to the junk orbiting the earth. As space agencies across the world put their heads together to come up with a workable solution to manage space debris, a team of students from PES University, Bengaluru are planning to demonstrate a technology where a dead nano satellite or a micro satellite disintegrates into thin air. The technology involves a spool of carbon fibre wires measuring less than 15 microns in thickness (one micron = one thousandth of a millimetre) ballooning out into a spider web-like structure and pulling away a dead satellite from its orbit before sending it towards earth. The debris will disintegrate as it enters the earth's atmosphere due to the heat generated by friction. The entire process of triggering the wires, installed in a satellite, and creating favourable conditions for dragging the object can be done by activating an in-built generator to produce electric charges, the students said. "It takes about 60 to 70 years for a satellite in low earth orbit to de-orbit and disintegrate on its own. Our simulations have showed that with our system, it will take around 5.5 years or even lesser than that," said Sharan Asundi, a professor at Tuskegee University, who is guiding the students. "The same system can be used to remove the upper stage of a rocket." Students of team Aranea displayed their work at IIT-M's tech fest Shaastra, which concluded on Sunday. They are also preparing to demonstrate the technology 'Ultra-Thin Wires Drag Enhancement System' in PES University's second student satellite PiSat-2 likely to be launched by Isro. Apart from the spool of wires, the system has a generator for supply of power up to 10kv to create repulsion from electric charges and trigger the wires to form a web. Asundi, who is a visiting researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, said the system has been designed to exploit the forces created by charged wires and its interaction with space plasma. "The more the number of wires, the better the drag. The area the web of wires may occupy, the number of wires, the mass and the volume of the system will depend on the size of the satellite. We have to ensure we don't add unwanted weight," said Shrikanta Aradhya, a student member of the team. Nasa tracks more than 21,000 pieces of debris orbiting the earth. In June 2018, RemoveDebris satellite was deployed from the International Space Station to demonstrate three different technologies that can capture and de-orbit space junk. Space agencies have systems in place to monitor, catalogue and send alerts about approaching debris which can pose a threat to rocket launches. "As of now space agencies are independently doing research. Discussions are on for a collaboration. As of now we are trying to avoid debris," said retired Isro scientist and Chandrayaan-1 project director Mylsamy Annadurai.

  • Advanced PCB Design Workshop Held

    A one day workshop “PCB Design – Altium Designer” was organized by BITES in collaboration with PES University and GSAS Microsystems for the benefit of faculty members and students on Dec 21, 2018. The industry experts gave an overview of processes starting from schematic creation till generation of the files compatible with the fabrication process. About 40 students and 30 faculty members from different colleges in and around Bangalore got an opportunity to know more about truly unified design made possible by Altium Designer. The automation tool bridges all facets of the PCB design process to keep designers seamlessly connected to every aspect of your design — at all times. The workshop conducted by resource persons from GSAS Microsystems and IPC, India covered PCB design using Altium and use of simulation tools to test circuits, in a software environment to generate the outputs required for fabrication. Dr. KN Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice chancellor PES University and Chairman, BITES welcomed the dignitaries and participants and talked about how the organization is serving as a catalyst for nurturing IT educational institutes and improving employability of graduates. He emphasized on the importance of quality of faculty work in an education system. Mr. Satyanarayana, MD, GSAS Microsystems talked about the importance of understanding protocols and enabling more hands-on sessions in the education system. He also brought up the necessity of learning PCB design and how working on Altium Designer would enable students to improve their employability and prepare them for the challenges ahead. GSAS Microsystems offered licenses of Altium Designer for a limited period for all registered participants on request. Dr. Keshavan, Chairperson, EEE and Dean of Faculty concluded the workshop thanking the key resource persons and indicated that more rigorous session can be planned as a follow up for all interested participants. The Board for IT Education Standards is a non-profit society set up by the Karnataka Government, in association with IT industries and educational institutions, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry. Altium Designer is a leading global product used in Electronic Design Automation. GSAS Micro Systems is a team of technical experts adept in identifying and providing end to end solutions in the electronics industry in India. PES University is committed to creating professionally superior and ethically strong global workforce.

  • Kudos to the QQC – Quiz Quotient Team of PES University

    Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the QQC – Quiz Quotient Team, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held 6th Edition of CUIZ 2018 (The Annual National Quiz Championship), organized by Christ University Bangalore.

  • Maaya 2018

    PES Unviersity Electronic City Campus Intercollegiate fest Maaya 2018, which was held during this Deepavali season was filled with fun and frolic. The fest was inaugurated by hoisting Karnataka flag by Dr. J Surya Prasad, Principal and Director followed by Dollu kunitha. The fest which was held on 10th and 11th November 2018 had more than 1500 participants contesting in various technical, literary, fine arts and cultural events. The stage events witnessed extreme competition and judges appreciated the amount of talent presented by PES University, RVCE, BMSCE, Christ University and other 26 college students. Maaya 2018 was concluded by mega band performance by “Pineapple Express”.

  • Hackathon for social change

    The Hackathon on building an application for an NGO saw new ways to digitally manage social services relevant for old-age homes, orphanages, rural development and women empowerment.The prototypes were evaluated by staff members Mr. Santosh Katti, Ms. Deepti Narayan, and alumni Mr. Gulfam Wani, from Accolite and Mr. Rakesh from Saviyant.The participants learnt the way to build application with unique features from scratch with their creative ideas under tight deadlines.The participants exceeded the expectations and built the software applications with zeal and team spirit. The hackathon was conducted by Department of Computer Applications on Nov 17, 2018.

  • Guest Lecture on importance of learning for professionals in hospitality industry

    Guest Lecture on importance of learning for professionals in hospitality industry Career development in the rapidly changing retail domain and restaurants business demands continuous learning and development. Pooja V B who heads the regional training team for a master franchise of leading global retail brands and Santosh Muruganantham, founder and CEO of Kolapasi, a chain of takeaway outlets in Chennai shared their insights about realizing ones potential through learning in a highly competitive market. The guest lecture was held on Nov 11 on the campus.

  • Free School Bags, Notebooks Distributed

    As part of social initiatives, PES University distributed free schoolbags and notebooks to students of higher primary level in government schools. The programme held on the campus was inaugurated by T. Suneel Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city. PES has been undertaking such donation drives for over a decade. The commissioner highlighted the need to inculcate human values and urged the school kids to avoid bad company and behave well to grow up as good citizens. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor in his presidential speech, said that PES has been supporting the holistic development of government school students through adopting the schools, providing free notebooks and schoolbags and undertaking direct teaching. He emphasized that a university has a duty towards the neighbourhood and the responsibility to support needy students. Dr. Doreswamy added that ‘Education without teaching humanitarian values is not an education at all’. Dr. K.N. B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor, PES University, Shri K. Annamalai, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Shrimati Rashmi S, President, Punashchetana Samajika Samsthe graced the occasion. 660 students from seven Government schools received the notebooks, pens and schoolbags. Following distribution, students, trained by the Punashchetana Samajika Samsthe, entertained the audience with a dance and drama performance as part of Parivarthane- the awareness program on crime. The programme was held on Dec 1, 2018.

  • ConQuizTador 2018 winners crowned

    Delhi Public School, Delhi won the ConQuizTador 2018 title and clinched the Dr M.R. Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. The popular quizzing event saw participation of over 2300 students from Bengaluru and other cities of India. Questions about a wide array of topics such as history, sports, entertainment, and science were posed to the students. Winners of the regional rounds of ConQuizTador, that were conducted earlier in the year competed against each other in the National Finals at Bengaluru. The competition kicked off with the Bengaluru prelims, which was a written test round of 20 questions. Many close calls and good cracks later, St Paul’s English School emerged the Bengaluru champions, while the team from National Hill View Public School took the second place. This was followed by two eliminators in which the national champions battled it out to earn their spot in the Grand Finale. The teams from Jamshedpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Pune, Jamshedpur and Mangalore moved on to the next round. Though the rounds of questions that the finalists attempted to crack left them stumped in some moments, the team from Delhi easily built up a lead early on. The teams from Hyderabad and Mangalore gave them a run for their money, as they followed closely at their heels, racking up points in crucial buzzer rounds. But Delhi’s early lead paid off in the end, winning the title. This annual event is conducted by Quotient Quiz Club, the official quizzing forum of PES University was held on 16th November 2018.

  • Industry visit to understand organic products and solutions

    Students got an opportunity to understand organic terrace farming, organic retail concept and building sustainable organics restaurant business and interact with Mr.Jayaram, founder-Greenpath. The visit to Greenpath restaurant on Nov 14, 2018 helped the students of BBA HEM know more about an organization that successfully runs eco-initiatives including organic farms, stores, eateries, eco-stays and workshops.

  • Seminar on Managing the value of the Rupee – Appreciate or Depreciate on 20 Nov 2018

    PES University had organized a seminar on Managing the value of the Rupee-Appreciate or Depreciate. Two eminent speakers presented their views on the topic. Padmashree awardee Shri Manoharan, Chairman of Canara Bank and one of the illustrious bankers of the country, spoke on the fiscal prescriptions for managing the rupee. The other eminent speaker, Dr. Abdul Aziz, a celebrated economist and Chair professor at the National Law School, Bangalore, deliberated on the economic impact of a depreciating rupee. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University, presided over the function. The gist of the two talks is given below: The value of a currency symbolizes the economic strength of a country. Is there an ideal value of the rupee? There are a myriad number of levers driving the rupee value, most of them not in India’s control. The elephant in the room, clearly, is crude price, a key driver of the value of the rupee. India imports 80% of its oil requirement. A weak rupee will make oil imports dearer, stoking inflation. The crude price itself is subject to forces such as globaleconomic growth, OPEC’s policies, US shale production, international sanctions and political turmoil in countries such as Venezuela. On the other hand, if the US Fed increases interest rates, dollars leave India, further plunging the rupee value. A depreciated rupee increases our Current Account Deficit (CAD). The remittances of the Indian diaspora limit the CAD, but remittances remain unstable due to the turmoil in the Middle-East. A weak rupee does bolster our exports; so, a depreciated rupee is not necessarily all evil. In fact, export-intensive countries such as China and Korea, as a matter of state policy, hold their currencies to boost exports; the US bills them “currency manipulators”. The flip side is that a strong rupee also poses problems; exports become uncompetitive although the import bill reduces. A strong rupee does ease the burden on external borrowings. To be fair, most major currencies have depreciated against the dollar. The rupee depreciation seems steep, but in real terms, IMF feels the depreciation is less than 6% in the last six months. High growth rates of the country and modest levels of external debt favour India in keeping the value of the Rupee in check. The other salutary issue is India’s healthy foreign exchange reserves, although the stated policy of the RBI is not to chase a specific target of the rupee but limit its volatility. Market forces largely determine the rupee movement in India within a band. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is growing at a strong clip and helps in stabilizing the rupee; the colour of FDI money is much better than that of fickle FII investments as it creates enduring assets for the country. The recently concluded deal with Japan on currency swap provides some additional cushion. The economic impact of a weak rupee was dwelled upon by the speakers. The impact of depreciated prices on the common man, such as higher fuel costs, was delineated. The speakers expounded on the impact of a weak rupee on India’s economic growth trajectory, per capita income, inflation control, and job creation.

  • Kudos to architecture students of Faculty of Architecture, PES University

    Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the Faculty of Architecture, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held Annual Inter- Collegiate Architectural Fest, Envisage, organized by BMS College of Architecture on 16 th and 17 th of November, 2018.

  • PES University Foundation Day, Prof. C N R Rao & Prof. M R D Merit Scholarship and IET Accreditation Award Ceremony – 2018

    PES University, Bangalore, as part of its Foundation Day celebrations, had organised a grand event to celebrate the academic merit performance of its students, at the Hosakerehalli Campus on 24th November 2018. Sri. G T Devegowda, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka, was the Chief Guest for the event and Sri. Shankarlinge Gowda H, Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Authority, Govt. of Karnataka was the Guest of Felicitation. Prof. M R Doreswamy gave a warm welcome to the Hon’ble Minister. He then introduced the Chief Guest, Sri G T Devegowda. He declared the scholarship awards for more than 3000 meritorious students on campus, amounting to Rupees Two Crore and Thirty Lakhs. He congratulated the cream of students and mentioned about their performance. He also expressed his happiness for the presence of the Hon’ble Minister on this occasion in-spite of his busy schedule. Sri. G T Devegowda, gave away the CNR Rao scholarships and MRD Scholarships for all the toppers from various courses. He then addressed the gathering of scholarship holders, their parents and the faculty members. He applauded the works and high morals of Prof. M R Doreswamy, the founder of PES University. He also praised the responsibilities of dutiful teachers which he said, is the only noble profession. He advised all the students to get education on par with technological trends and at the same time preserve our environment. He also said that the students should respect elders, parents and teachers and become good citizen with social responsibilities. Sri. M K Shankarlinge Gowda, was felicitated by Prof. M R Doreswamy, on this occasion. In his address, he started his talk with the projection of the Economical status of India, which stands 6th in the world. He mentioned about the strength of young India. He also advised that Universities should be Centre of Excellence. He concluded by quoting: “Be any body.. But become Somebody”. This is possible by acquiring skills, he said. Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Chair, IET India Development Panel, informed the audience about the impact of IET Accreditation to Technological Universities and its advantages to students, faculty and University at large. Mr. Raghavan, Head of Membership & Partnership, IET India Development Panel, officially declared the IET Accreditation to PES University. He also announced that PES University is the first to get the IET Accreditation in Karnataka and 5th in India. Dr. V Krishna Murthy, Registrar, PES University gave away the vote of thanks. He thanked the huge gathering of students and parents.

  • Big win at CISCO IoT Hackathon 2018

    The Mind Install team from PES University devised the winning hack, Non Intrusive Self Sleep Monitor System using In Ear EEG to take home the first prize. The system keeps track of a person's sleep cycle to avoid problems like sleep apnea, depression and anxiety. It uses ear EEG which is more comfortable and cheaper than conventional EEG devices. An android app was developed to show results through which user can directly share the reports to a doctor with a single click. The team of Prasanna Venkatesan and Pavitra N, 7th semester students of ECE and Sameer Gadicherla and Akash Nagaraj. 7th semester students of CSE won the cash prize of Rs. 35000 at the hackathon conducted by RVCE Hacks on November 2-3, 2018.

  • Glowing tributes to Sardar Patel on Ekta Diwas

    On the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, addressing a gathering of teachers, students and staff, Prof M R Doreswamy, traced the journey of the visionary from his services in Gujarat to joining the freedom struggle and working closely with Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak. He observed that the freedom struggle was fought with only two weapons, non-violence and truth and Sardar Patel succeeded in the Herculean task of negotiating with the then 550 princely states of free India to unite and build the country geographically and emotionally. He said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel represents courage, patriotism and strength and we all should follow his footsteps. Dr. K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor administered the oath to the audience, to foster and reinforce our dedication to preserve and strengthen unit, integrity and security of our nation.

  • Assisting press conference for a celebrated event

    Students of BBA HEM got an opportunity of curating a press conference that officially inaugurated the upcoming edition of a celebrated event. The first-hand experience of managing the event flow, welcoming guests and liaising with sponsors and media personnel was valuable learning. The press conference launching the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon to be held on Dec 8, 2018 was addressed by Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player and Shalini Saraswati, Indian Blade Runner. The initiative, aimed to create a platform to raise funds for health, education, social welfare and rural enlistment projects is supported by leading sports and film personalities and backed by companies for employee engagement and brand visibility and NGOs for raising funds and creating awareness on their cause. The press conference was held at a glitzy venue in Bangalore on October 30, 2018.

  • Champions at Infini 18

    The annual international sports festival saw the hosts, PES University clinching the overall championship after winning in cricket, football and women’s throw ball. INFINI 2018 which was held form Oct 9-13 had 1200 participants from 43 colleges and 6 universities of which 3 universities were from Srilanka. The sports that included cricket, badminton, basketball, throw ball, Kabaddi and Futsal were played in Ring Road campus and Electronic City campus. The winners were felicitated at a function presided over by Dr K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor held on October 13, 2018.

  • Faculty in the News: Prestigious Award for Prof Srinivasan

    Prof Srinivasan V received the Best Professor in Mechanical Engineering award at the regional round of Dewang Mehta National Education Awards held on Sep 5, 2018 in Bangalore. The prestigious award is judged by an independent jury comprising of eminent business leaders and professionals. Every year the organizers, committed to making a real difference to the education community; business and the economy award the best professors in various disciplines.

  • Social activity in Boot Strap program

    Students got an opportunity to participate in the Akshaya Patra program and attend workshop on Mind and Body.At Gurukula Vidya Peeta, they distributed books, clothes, and stationery and basic coaching in mathematics was conducted by the faculty.Students participated in the activity on September 29, 2018 as part of the Boot Strap program of department of computer applications.

  • Mock interviews by Alumni

    To help the students prepare for interviews the alumni conducted mock interviews and group discussions. The alumni provided the feedback on the performance and answered questions about how to present themselves confidently.

  • The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the ICACCI

    The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), was held at PES University Electronic City Campus, Bangalore from Sep 19 to 22. The event commenced with the lighting of lamp by a group of dignitaries – Chief guest Dr. Schahram Dustdar, Head of Distributed Systems Group, The TU Wien, Austria, Guest of Honor Dr Thomas M Coughlin, 2018 President-Elect, IEEE USA, Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair, Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India and DrSabu M Thampi, Professor, IIIT-M, Trivandraum , Executive Chair, ICACCI. The ceremony was followed by Saraswati-Vandana. Dr Sudarshan TSB, Dean Research, PESU Bangalore formally introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed the participants, colleagues & students from all over the world. He talked about the scope of ICACCI and how it provides an international forum for exchange of ideas between students and researchers. Prof D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, expressed his gratitude towards ICACCI for choosing PES as host for such a prestigious event. He talked about the vision and the how the “Spirit of PES” guides them to make their vision a reality. Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair briefed about the importance of the event and the excellent platform it presents for researchers and students. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Shikha Tripathi, Research Head, PES and Organizing Chair of ICACCI. She mentioned the previous conferences and gave a layout of events to come in forthcoming days.

  • Students assist a prestigious launch event

    Students gained hands-on experience at the opening of the world’s largest mobile experience store by Samsung. They assisted in crowd management, logistics, coordination with vendors and activities related to large store opening. The students of BBA HEM volunteered for the event management company for which the department is an academic partner.

  • PES University student at Interspeech 2018

    The paper on Robust Voice Activity Detection Using Frequency Domain Long-Term Differential Entropy jointly authored by Debayan Ghosh was accepted for oral presentation at Interspeech 2018. He has also received the student travel grant registration, travel and stay. Debayan is a final year student of ECE. The conference with the theme of Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies was held in Hyderabad from Sep 2-6, 2018. Interspeech is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing.

  • Prestigious Physicians’ Conference held

    AP APICON 2018 emphasized the importance of bridging the gap between research in academics and the real world of clinical practice in treating the diversity of needy patients. Dr. S. Sacchidanand, MD, DVD, DHA, FRCP(Glasgow), Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences inaugurated the conference. He opined that sub-specialization has led to fragmentation of medical care and it is only the general physician who provides the holistic care. Dr. G. Narsimulu, Dean Indian College of Physicians remarked that, “Practicing Medicine is not a business. It is a service to humanity with compassion”. Dr. Alladi Mohan, Chairman Elect felt that “Name and fame is earned through service only”. Speaking on the occasion Dr. M. R. Doreswamy said “Providing urban facilities to the rural poor is the vision and mission of PES Group of Institutions”. Present on the occasion were Dr. Suresh Krishnamurthy, Medical Director, PESIMSR, Dr. Roopa Suresh, Assoc. Medical Director, PESIMSR, Dr. H. R. Krishna Rao, Principal, PESIMSR, Dr. T. Venugopala Rao, Medical Superintendent, PESIMSR, Dr. I. V. Rao, Chief Patron, Former VC Dr. NTRUHS, Vijayawada, Dr. Y. V. S. Prabhakar, Chairman AP API, Dr. K. S. R. Swamy, Hon. Secretary; Vice Chair persons- Dr. V. Srinivas, Dr. Ch. Manoj Kumar and Dr. P. Krishna Prasanthi; Dr. C. S.S. Sarma, Treasurer, Dr. S.K. Sharma, Retd. Prof. and HOD of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. E. Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam and Past Chairmen of AP API. The pre-conference Continuing Medical Education Programme workshop which hosted 14 talks was held on Sep 7, 2018. The 46th Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh chapter of Association of Physicians of India which was held from Sep 8-9, 2018 on PESISMR, Kuppam campus featured 42 scientific lectures, 137 posters, 68 platform presentations. 4 orations, 2 symposia, 2 workshops, debate and quiz.