University research has a valuable long-term impact on students. In the research talk held for students recently, Dr. Gowri Srinivasa shared insights about how to approach the field of research. She answered common queries of students looking to dive into the field of research. She touched upon literature survey, trending topics and areas of a researcher’s personal interest. Dr. Gowri shared her experience about the research projects undertaken in association with Narayana Nethralaya. Participants got to know more about Google Scholar and the general structure of a research paper. The talk was organised by members of ACM PES University EC Campus Student Chapter on March 12, 2020.
The world wildlife day was celebrated with informed conversations with experienced and committed wildlife enthusiasts. Prakash Matada, wildlife photographer, Dheeraj, marine photographer and Sujan Bernard wildlife conservationist shared insights about wildlife in urban settings and steps that can be taken by us to reduce global warming. The session created awareness about snakes in Bengaluru, causes of snake bite, first aid and its management. The event organised by students of the department of management studies was held on March 3, 2020.
International Women's Day was celebrated by the department of management studies with a panel discussion on equality and empowerment of women in the industry titled Praudhangana. Successful women professionals Sarah Fazal, RJ with radio Mirchi; Janice Joseph, Surgeon and baker, Nikita Das, Sr cluster head Marriot Hotels shared their experiences. The celebrations organised by students of the department of management studies was held on March 10, 2020.
The participants got an opportunity to work on AWS in the hands on session and witnessed the power of cloud computing and how it helps make our daily life easier. The workshop covered concepts from servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, to intelligence over the Internet. Mr. Ansari of Linsys Innovations conducted the workshop organised by the IEEE Student Branch of the university.
PES University has been recording class-room teaching regularly and making available to students to access the lectures from home. This practice started five years ago has proved very beneficial to students. The faculty teaching the subject also receives an update every day on the number of students who viewed the lecture in addition to providing the popularity rank of the teacher.
With the current Corona Virus situation causing a lot of anxiety, Universities had to shut down classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom lectures live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University has put in place a special time table covering 9 lecture sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
In addition, PES University central library has also provided off-campus access to students for its online resources. Library users at home or elsewhere can log in through their library server and gain access to e-resources.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the command center that monitors the live online teaching sessions. He appreciated the efforts of the IT team under the mentorship of Prof.Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer for creating one such facility for students. Prof. Siddappa, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Member, Board of Governors, PES University was all praise for the University for having initiated the live online teaching to students which has enabled them to utilize the time effectively while at home. Prof.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that the exercise of the University in reaching out to students while they are away from campus has been very fruitful.
In keeping with the maxim of A healthy outside starts from a healthy inside, the AIKYA PES team organised a visit by doctors from Kuppam for a health check up for the children studying at Veerabhadra Nagar Govt School on Feb 26, 2020. The initiative helped in examining the children for health issues and letting them know the basic steps to grow up with good health and hygiene.
PES University emerged winners at Tech Bytes Quiz for the 2nd year in a row after defeating regional winners from Mysore, Tumkur, Mangalore, Bijapur and Belagavi. Earlier, in the Bangalore round, it was 4th year in a row for the university. The winners, Preetham Upadhya and Akhil Siddharth received a cash prize of Rs.75000/- and Lenovo Tabs each. The tough quiz tested the awareness of the participants about a wide range of topics: application of technology, emerging areas, world of internet, websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT Personalities, IT and communication companies, software products, brands and history of IT and areas where IT has made an impact. The Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) conduct the Engineering IT Quiz. The eleventh edition of Tech Bytes Quiz was held on 11 March, 2020 at SJBIT.
The first edition of the conference on Empowering Sustainability in hospitality, event and tourism brought together academicians, policy makers, students and practitioners to deliberate and discuss contemporary issues and opportunities for future sustainable development. Mr.Rohit Hangal, founder and Director of Sphere Travelmedia Exhibitions delivered the keynote address. Faculty Best paper was won by Dr. D P Sudagar and Students Best Paper was won by Adithya Jayprakash and Akhil Ajjar. Participants got an opportunity to write and present research papers, understand the impact of travel and tourism in the event industry. The conference conducted by Department of Hospitality and Event Management held on March 13, 2020.
The cultural festival brought together young would-be pharmacists from around fifteen Pharmacy colleges in and outside Karnataka for the inauguration of the cultural fest. The function witnessed the gracious presence of Mrs. Vani Harikrishna – music composer, music director and playback singer and Dr J Suryaprasad - Vice Chancellor, PES University. Dr M R Doreswamy Ex.MLC
Advisor (Education Reforms), Government of Karnataka, Chancellor, PES University presided over the function. 14 students who secured RGUHS overall rank in the academic year 2018-19 of B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D and Pharm.D-PB were felicitated by the esteemed guests with gold medals. Fathima Beevi Award comprising of a gold medal was awarded to Ms. Simran Singhal for academically best outgoing B.Pharm student by Sami Labs Ltd. II B.Pharm Class topper Ms. Varalakshmi S and III B.Pharm Class topper Ms. Manasa R were felicitated with K. Shamanna Award. Chief Guest, Mrs Vani was very happy on seeing girl students bagging most of the awards and earnestly requested the male community to support and encourage ladies to flourish in their chosen fields. She mesmerised the audience with her soulful voice. Dr. M R Doreswamy congratulated the rank holders, class toppers and distinction holders. In his talk, he emphasised that participation in co-curricular activities is of utmost importance which adds a new dimension to the overall personality of an individual. He stressed on the three qualities of Focus, Effort and Dedication which transforms an individual into an achiever. He mentioned the pivotal role played by him as an MLC by suggesting to the then Health Minister to include Pharmacy program into CET. He concluded his talk by mentioning that placement is inseparable from PES Institutions and 100% placements have been provided to all Pharma Graduates. Aspiration 2020 was hosted by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HN Campus, PES University on 13th March 2020 at Dr M.R.D Silver Jubilee Auditorium on the campus.
The department of hospitality and event management secured fourth position from among 32 colleges at WGSHA Quest. Dhanyajeeth and Gaghan Lokesh won silver medal in the WoW at Every Moment event. WGSHA Quest is Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration’s annual collegiate hospitality competition. It is a platform for young professionals across the country to showcase their fineness in hospitality-related skills. The event was held on Feb 28-29 at Manipal University, Udupi.