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.