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  • Short Course on How to Approach Engineering Research

    PES University conducted a 2-day workshop on the approaches to Engineering Research on January 4th & 5th, 2020. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Perumal Nithiarasu, the Director of Research at the College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK. 


    The workshop contained eight lectures spread across two days and included two tutorial sessions. It was attended by around 50 academicians consisting of PhD students and lecturers from various Engineering disciplines, and also included a few Under-Graduate and PostGraduate students. 


    The workshop started with a brief introduction by Dean of Research, Dr. Sudarshan T.S.B about the workshop, followed by an inaugural address of Registrar, Dr. V Krishnamurthy. Dr. Krishna V and Prof. K N Seetharamulu OF Dept. of Mechanical Engineering also were present on the occasion. 


    Day 1 


    The first day of the workshop focussed on challenges commonly faced by inexperienced research scholars. After an introduction to general terminologies in research and underlining the need for research that ultimately benefits society, Prof. Nithiarasu built a strong case for the importance of underpinning fundamental research, and highlighted the significance of high-risk-high-reward research. This was followed by examples of a few common pitfalls faced by new researchers and how to identify early symptoms of such pitfalls. 


    The next session discussed visionary vs incremental research, the importance of both, and how incremental research should be designed in order to make progress towards a larger, more ambitious goal i.e. the vision. The last lecture for the day gave several pointers on identifying rewarding research areas and prioritizing them. The first day concluded with a group activity, with each group identifying one example of visionary research, and two examples of incremental research, which were then presented to the audience. A total of five groups presented their ideas, and a good discussion of each idea followed, concluding with some excellent insight provided on each idea by distinguished guest attendee Dr. Ramachandra, Director at ADA (DRDO). 


    Day 2 


    The second day of the workshop built upon the foundations laid before, and progressed towards the importance of planning in research, and contained several examples of three and five year research plans, and how to break up the work into appropriate sized chunks. This was followed by a comprehensive discussion of dissemination in research, covering important topics like selecting the correct conference or journal, the relevance of conference papers in today’s world, identifying and avoiding predatory or fraudulent journals and some pointers on writing a good journal paper. The day ended the proceedings by discussing the importance of supervisors in the duration of PhD research, and finding the correct research group for postdocs and building connections with industry and organizations for collaborative research. 


    There were several mentions of general do’s and don’ts for research scholars who plan to pursue research as a career post conclusion of their doctoral studies. 


    Both days of the workshop were littered with examples from Prof. Nithiarasu’s past experiences which helped the audience relate better to the topics under consideration. The sessions was largely interactive with each lecture consisting of a Q&A session encouraging the audience to narrate relevant examples from their own research work. 


    The workshop was unique in that it contained a fine balance of both sides involved in research - student and supervisor, and enriched the audience with a holistic view of research in engineering domains. 

  • Guest Lecture on Management of Services

    Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about the role and functions of sales in hotels, increasing influence of digital marketing and the importance of interpersonal skills to succeed in services sector. Rohan Bagal, Sales Executive, Ibis City Centre, and alumnus of PESU, shared practical insights about the challenge faced by marketers to sell or communicate services to a customer and how the challenges are overcome.

  • Best Paper at MARKCON 2020

    Abhishek S and Rahul Krishna of 8th sem Mechanical Engineering, PES University, under the guidance of Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, Dept of MBA, presented a paper titled "Millennial State of Mind : Testing perceptual factors of aspirational luxury products among urban millennials in India" and won The best student research paper award at the International Conference On Marketing - MARKCON 2020 hosted by Indus Business Academy.

  • PES University Student in the News: Garvita Gulhati

    Garvita was featured on Water Heroes, a Republic TV series that brings to light motivational stories about people who have been working tirelessly towards water conservation. Garvita co-founded Why Waste, an organisation that is working towards effective conservation of water. Garvita is a student of sixth semester in the department of electronics and communication engineering. The other students who are part of Why Waste include Richa Kumar, Sanjana Shekhar, Abhinandan Singla, Neelkanth Kirloskar, Gaurav Jain, Aakash Tomar, Akshay Kanive, and Gaurang Rao.
  • PES University Alumni in the News: Ashwin H secures 100 percentile in CAT 2019

    Ashwin H, graduate from the PES University in Electronics and Communication Engineering branch in 2018-19, secured 99.36 percentile in the 2018 CAT exam. Mock tests helped Bengaluru techie score 100% in CAT (https://www.deccanherald.com/city/mock-tests-helped-bengaluru-techie-score-100-in-cat-791689.html) The electronics and communications engineer graduated from PESIT last year and joined a private IT firm. Bengaluru engineer gets perfect score in CAT (https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/bengaluru-engineer-gets-perfect-score-in-cat/article30487526.ece)
  • Dr M R Doreswamy to advise Karnataka government on education reforms

    Reforms in the education sector has been one of the focus areas for the governments in India. The government of Karnataka nominated Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University as advisor on education reforms with cabinet rank. The position will enable Dr M R Doreswamy to contribute to realising India’s human resource potential to its fullest in the education sector with equity and inclusion. Dr M R Doreswamy brings to the important position his experience as a committed advocate of dispensation of quality elementary and higher education that paves the way for positive change which inculcates enablement, unravelling latent potential, and facilitating the youth to demonstrate ethical behaviour, professional superiority, and passion to prosper and which results in advancement of the nation.
  • PES University Alumni in the News: Karthik Kamath

    Karthik won silver medal in Moscow Wushu stars 2019 representing India and bronze medal in the 28th Wushu senior nationals championship 2019 held in Jammu. Wushu or Chinese Kungfu, a sport, is a hard and soft and complete martial art, as well as a full-contact sport. Karthik was a student in department of hospitality and event management during 2010-13.
  • Workshop on academic writing

    The three day workshop for the faculty focused on techniques for case writing and research writing for thesis and publishing. Dr.Madhavi, Research Head -Jain University, Dr.Srikantaswamy, Former Additional Director, Centre for Research –Christ University and NAAC Advisor, and Dr. Bharti Gopal, Dr. V.Jaykumar, Dr. Jessey Nair of PES University conducted the sessions. The workshop was organised by the Department of Hospitality and Event Management from 2-4 January, 2020.
  • One Day Python Workshop held

    The Department of MCA organised a one-day Python workshop for its 4th semester students in association with BITES. The theme of the workshop was “Problem Solving Sessions”. Dr. C P Ravi Kumar, Director, Talent Acquisition, Texas Instruments, Bengaluru, also having worked as Professor at IIT Delhi and IIT Chennai, was the resource person. Dr. Ravi Kumar started the sessions by solving simple mathematical problems. He moved on to working with Lists and various methods on Lists. He raised the real time problems and also provided alternate ways of finding solutions. The handling of Sets and Dictionaries were also made simple to use and implement, deriving at solutions to complex problems. The students also enjoyed working with Functions, Files and Classes which was made easy to understand by Dr. Ravi Kumar. Throughout his sessions, he also highlighted about the significance of indentation in coding, nomenclature of identifiers, purpose of using new editors and more. In the concluding session, he suggested some tips for getting ready for the industry, being open for learning newer technologies, becoming curious for enhancing one’s knowledge and what the industry expects from interns. In a nut-shell, all the students had a great learning experience which also boosted their confidence to work on Python. Dr. K N B Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Chairman BITES, gave away the memento to the Guest and also thanked the Dept. of MCA for conducting regular workshops in the benefit of students.
  • PESU I/O Convocation and Launch held

    PESU I/O is a peer-to-peer learning initiative in which Subject Matter Experts, who are proficient students in senior years in the university, teach courses to the juniors on a wide range of topics. The initiative has expanded to over 4000 students, 200+ courses and 170+ SMEs. On the occasion, graced by the COO of PES Institutions, Prof. Ajoy Kumar, students who had successfully completed the courses were awarded certificates. The SMEs who conducted the courses were recognised for their efforts. The launch featured an overview of the upcoming courses on offer that included courses on Quantum Machine Learning, Aeromodelling, Web Development, and Stock Market analysis. The students were introduced to new features of PESU I/O courses which included select university student clubs offering short term courses, 6 week courses and specialisation courses. Attendees were also given early access to PESU I/O registrations. The event attended by over 500 curious students was held on January 10, 2020.