Every year, 15th September is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India (Sri lanka and Tanzania too), in honour of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, fondly known as Sir MV, whose contributions to public good have left an indelible mark in the history of India’s development, especially to Karnataka. His administrative acumen, attention to details, vision for all round development, unwavering dedication and above all transparency in public life have made his life and times a folklore to not only his engineering profession but also to all sections of society, from citizen to all those at the cutting edge of public administration. Here, I venture to record my impressions of how this proud son of Karnataka, refused to be constrained from the shackles of poverty of pre-independence India, to become an icon of public administration, shaping country’s development for all round development. His journey from a civil engineer to be a recipient of India’s highest honour, Bharata Ratna has a message for all, not just the engineering profession.
Sir MV’s earlier contributions were in his civil engineering field. After a successful tenure in PWD of Bombay Government, he was invited to join the Indian Irrigation Commission where he proved his mettle by devising innovative floodgates to raise the level of water storage in reservoirs (first in Pune). The same system was installed later in KRS dam, Mysore. Another feat in his early career was to implement a system to prevent sea erosion of Vishakapatnam port.
It was the then King of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, another visionary and the most benevolent among the Kings, who invited Sir MV to lead the development of the then Mysore Kingdom as Diwan. He accepted Sir MVs philosophy “ Without Industries India cannot Grow”. Results were spectacular as Sir MV established many institutions for development such as Mysore Soap Factory, Parasitoid Laboratory, Mysore Iron & Steel Works (now named after Visvesvaraya), Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic, State Bank of Mysore, Century Club, Mysore Chamber of Commerce (now FKCCI), University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE, Bangalore) and many other industries. KRS dam in Mysore stands as a testimony of his engineering skills, vision for development and above all an illustrious example for all professions as to how one can contribute to public good and national development from his/her chosen field of service. In this regard, Sir MV stands out as a true patriot and no less a nationalist than those who chose to serve India through struggle for independence. Sir MV chose to serve the country as a professional engineer to free India from poverty and take the initial but firm steps towards self reliance.
Addressing the association of engineers of Mysore (1910) he said that in the west, expenditure on education is considered a national investment and promptly followed it up with the establishment of University of Mysore, University of Agriculture, Bangalore and a Polytechnic in Bangalore.
Sir MV also espoused the cause of charity with a purpose of empowerment towards self-reliance rather than supporting individuals, as both the individual and nation grow together productively. Seeds charity were sown by him so early which the modern governments have reinvented in the form of PPP.
Apart from the above widely known facts, Sir MV was an icon of public values. It is widely known that before accepting the exalted position of Diwan of Mysore, he first obtained the concurrence of his family members not to seek any official favours from him.
Many inspirational values he has left for future generations are eternally relevant to guide the society: transparency, age, life long learning, value of time, payback to society with a sense of gratefulness, value of planning before execution to prevent wastage and equality.
I hold the view that Sir MV’s birthday should not be limited to Engineering profession alone. His life and times based on values in public life and vision to contribute to national development beyond one’s professional field are eternally relevant to all professions. They are the basic ingredients of growth even in 21st century and beyond, where the challenges of 4th industrial revolution based on knowledge activities hold the key to individual and national success.
PES University, as a tribute to Sir MV is offering a credit based course along with Mahathma Gandhi and Vivekananda.
I implore the Government to integrate Sir MV’s messages in curricula to inspire the youth and convince them about the huge opportunities to contribute to nation building in whatever profession they may choose.
Prof. M.R. Doreswamy
Chancellor, PES University, Bangalore & Former Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK.
Quality of education depends on the quality of the teachers and every teacher should aspire to become a Guru. These are the inspirational words from the talk delivered by the noted educationist and columnist-author Dr. Gururaj Karajagi at the Faculty Development Program organized by PES University.
He said in his talk said that a good teacher teaches and makes sure the student learns the concepts and lessons. Whereas a Guru transforms student life in a positive way. The guru as a torchbearer and the guide encourages the student in every life stages to stroll on the less traveled road.
India has traditionally been known for its ‘guru-shishya’ parampara of teaching-learning. Sage Vishwamitra-Rama, Sri Krishna- Arjuna, Sri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa- Swami Vivekananda are few among the ones who belong to this tradition, where the students achieved the greater heights due to the role of their Guru's. Over time as our civilization grew further, somewhere on the way this evolved into a ‘teacher-student’ mechanism. Nevertheless guru-shishya parampara still continues in our Nation and Subramaiam Aiyyar-Dr. Abdul Kalam is one among the many in the recent times.
Dr. Karajagi emphasized that a teacher must use the language effectively. Teacher has to provide an environment to learn new things in every class. Further he said that, it is the responsibility of a teacher to facilitate creativity and arouse curiosity in the students. He called upon teachers to not only become intellectually good veteran teachers but also to transform the lives of students as a Guru.
Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor PES University said the quality and value based education are key for students success in the Society. Education without values is like a flower without fragrance. The educational eco system may need changes and reformations occasionally in-order to foster better learning. I am very proud and deem it as a privilege to say that I am a teacher rather than the Chancellor of the University. Dr. Doreswamy acknowledged the role of teachers in students' success and nation development.
Vice Chancellor of PES University Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Registrar of PES University Dr.K.S.Sridhar and Director of Hanumanatha Nagar campus Prof. M.V. Sathyanarayana were present. Over 200 young teachers across campuses of PES participated in the FDP.
Teachers' Day Wishes from Hon’ble Chancellor
Dear Teacher Colleagues,
I join all of you to rededicate ourselves to empower Nation through meaningful education.
“Education is Empowerment”
My heartfelt appreciation for all of you for Choosing this noble profession.
Dr. M R DORESWAMY
Hon’ble Chancellor, PES University.
At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT-2021 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2021-22. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2021 during July 30 – Aug 22, 2021.
A 10-point Anti-COVID SOPs was formulated by PES for the safe conduct of PESSAT-2021 across the country.
PESSAT-2021 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test despite the prevailing circumstances. Over 18,000 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2021 was conducted in 43 centres across India.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and President of PES felicitated the top 5 rankers of PESSAT-2021 with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media on 25th August 2021.
The first rank was bagged by Mr. Shrikara A, the second rank was bagged by Mr.Aditya Prabhash, the third rank was bagged by Mr.Arnav Arvind, the fourth rank was bagged by Mr. Yashas M Salian and the fifth rank was bagged by Mr. Vidya Sagar G.
The first round of PESSAT counseling will be held on September 4th and 5th at PES University.
The Extensive Survey Project for the year 2021 was conducted for the 6th semester civil engineering students from 16th to 22 August 2021 at the Bangalore University campus.
The main objective of this camp was to give a brief orientation to the students about the real time applications of the basic aspects of civil engineering that they would have learnt in the previous semesters.
The survey camp comprised of the conduction of four projects:
In the above mentioned projects, the students had to carry out the basic surveying procedures like collecting the ground data, plotting them on the drawing sheet manually and using softwares and then designing the structures or the highway depending on the nature of the project.
Due to the prevailing pandemic situation, outstation survey camp could not be planned, keeping the safety aspects in mind. In this regard, the camp was organized at the Bangalore University campus following the necessary safety protocols.
The new tank project and the water supply project were conducted from 16th to 18th August and the highway project and the layout planning were carried out from 19th to 22nd August 2021.
The students were divided into four batches and each batch was assigned to carry out the projects on their own with the guidance of the faculty members. This also helped the students to get an exposure of working as a team in completing the stipulated work within the given time frame.
PES University organized the 75th year of independence of the Country on its Campus.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor offered floral tribute to the life-size Statue of the Sri Mahatma Gandhi installed in the campus. He stressed the need to educate the present day students on the life and preaching of Sri Mahatma Gandhi and insisted on having a subject on the father of the Nation to be mandatorily taken up by all students. This will instil culture in students in addition to learning technology as he believed that knowledge on technology can be best used only with good culture.
Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor hoisted the tricolor flag in the presence of Prof. J Suryaprasad – Vice Chancellor, Prof. K S Sridhar – Registrar along with Deans and Chairpersons of various Programs.
Later the Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor addressed the students online. The Pro Chancellor addressed the students on Teaching-Learning process and also apprised the students on commencement of Regular classes by offline, blended and on-line mode starting from August 23, 2021. The Vice-Chancellor presented to the students various updates on the University.
PES University and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of IP Cell in PES University on 9 th August 2021. The main purpose of the MoU is to promote IP rights created in the University. Mr. Hemanth Kumar, Executive Secretary, KSCST and Dr. J Surya Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University inked the MoU in the presence of Mr. Vivek Anand Sagar, IP Attorney and Consultant, Patent Information Center, KSCST and Mr. Amshuman, Trademark Attorney and Resource Person, Patent Information Center, KSCST, Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar and Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, Faculty of Law. From PES University.
Saneeth Dayanand caused two upsets in a day to seal his place in the finals. His winning spree ended in the finals and he emerged as the runner-up in the under 19 men’s category in the Russian International White Nights 2021 held at Gatchina, Saint Petersburg, Russia from July 1-4, 2021. Saneeth will be joining the BBA in Sports Management program at PES University.
For the first time in Karnataka, PES University has introduced an undergraduate program in sports management in a general degree course.
PyTorch is an open source machine learning library based on the Torch library, used for applications such as computer vision and natural language processing. The workshop conducted by Prajwal A , Deep Learning mentor and Core lead and Chakita Muttaraju NLP Mentor and Vice lead introduced student developers to PyTorch while not getting intimidated by it’s code structure. The workshop titled A Gentle Introduction to PyTorch was organised by HackerSpace club of PES University.
The program that highlighted the importance of building and blending character with competence featured an interactive personality development session. Shailesh Gaddalay and Aditya Karupakula, PES alumnus talked about developing skills for becoming principle centered cheerful leaders that can empower one to serve the society. The members of Dhruva Club organized the online event for the fresher batch of PESU RR Campus on Zoom platform on 30 June, 2021.
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 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 interaction aimed to help students planning to pursue master’s abroad who needed guidance on the requirements, preparation, application process and other strategies. The panel consisted of PES seniors admitted to renowned universities like CMU, Columbia, USC, and NYU. The members of the panel shared their experience and journey about the preparation and application process from start to end. The panel also resolved queries that were filled by the participants in the pre-registration related to exams, profile, purpose, research papers, extracurricular activities, application process, scholarships and expenses. The ACM-W PESU Chapter conducted the virtual webinar Master Your Masters on MS Teams on June 26, 2021.
Yoga is acknowledged as the physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The ancient Indian practice is guiding people around the world in discovering the sense of oneness with self, world and nature. PM Narendra Modi first proposed the idea which gained prominence in a short span of time and resulted in this international day. Dr M R Doreswamy is an active proponent of yoga. From the year 2010 yoga has been a part of curriculum at the university and students practice Yoga regularly at PES campuses. At the celebrations on HN campus, chief guest Aacharya P C Mukunda Rao, renowned Yoga therapist in his thought-provoking speech highlighted the importance of yoga in developing one’s body and mind. He recommended practice of yoga systematically and following a proper procedure regularly to experience the health benefits. The on-line and live audience performed Yoga exercises as part of the program. At the celebration on RR campus, Shri Rajesh Kumar, a certified yoga trainer and evaluator from the Ministry of Ayush engaged the participants in a hands-on session with various Yogic exercises. The details of the asanas were compiled in an instructional packet of instructional videos and documents. The final asana of the evening was the inverted pose, involving a combination of nine asanas. The evening ended with participants applauding the International Yoga Day celebrations, and pledging to make yoga part of their daily lives.
Photonics is playing an important role in driving innovation in the field of science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons. The webinar mentored by Dr Kaustav Bhowmick was an opportunity for the participants to learn about an approach to put the concept in code, visuals and creating software more than just using photonics based software. The webinar was conducted by IEEE Photonics and Solid State Circuit Society of EC campus on June 27, 2021.
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.
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.
It gives us immense pleasure to inform that one of our graduating student Ms Garvita’s stupendous achievement for being listed in Forbes for her initiative and work on water conservation.
With this she joins the league of some of the most successful entrepreneurs of the country and listed in Forbes who have made huge success in their business ventures worldwide besides India.
Indeed a very proud achievement for PES University and another feather in the cap of PES University said Chancellor Dr.M R Doreswamy.
Every year Forbes recognises young entrepreneurs and trailblazers who are defying the norm and building businesses impacting the world.
Garvita Gulhati, a 21 year old Environmentalist and Changemaker is the youngest lister in the Forbes 30 under 30 category for Social Entrepreneurship.
Gulhati was inspired to start Why Waste?, a youth-led organization focused on water conservation, after learning that 14 million liters of water is wasted every year in India just from the amount people leave behind in cups in restaurants. Why Waste? changes mindsets and habits and promotes water conservation through campaigns, petitions and workshops. Since its launch in 2015, Why Waste? work has reached 10 million people and more than 500,000 restaurants, and has helped save 6 million liters of water. Apart from founding Why Waste at the age of 15, Garvita has pioneered various initiatives to help young people realise their potential to make a difference and use their voice to impact society.
With the new ways of working gaining ground early practical exposure to the work environment enables students to hit the ground running. Parth Shah, an eighth semester student from PES University shared his experience of getting placed with a leading company in data resiliency. The interaction included a talk on competitive programming, data structures and algorithms, familiarity with which can be useful for a head-start in one's career. Coding Ninjas conducted the webinar titled Roadmaps on Placements and Internships on zoom platform on May 29, 2021.
Widespread awareness about the issues facing the environment among the students came to the fore with their enthusiastic participation in contests with the theme of Care Nature - Nature Cares. The contests in painting, photography, sketching, poetry also covered singing, slogan writing and poster making. The Department of MCA organised the contests to celebrate the World Environment Day on June 5, 2021.
Discord is gaining more users as the easiest way to talk over voice, video, and text and provides a platform for building new features. Following an introduction to the platform, libraries to be used and methods for coding and testing a basic bot from scratch using Python, the teams got down quickly to coding their own bots. Volunteers and moderators helped teams solve doubts and answered questions. Each team demonstrated the bot and explained the idea behind the various features of the bot. PES Innovation Lab organised the workshop on May 30, 2021.
The quiz tested the awareness of participants about the many fields of literature, including crime fiction and dystopian novels. The questions posted on Instagram gathered answers as private replies from over 406 accounts. The top prizes were won by Kumar Shivam of Gauhati University, Athira of PESU RR Campus and Arvind S Sambhu of Sree Gokulam Medical College. The event was jointly organised by Write Angle and Quotient Quiz clubs on May 29, 2021.
Adapting Family Feud, the popular game show, student club Equinox mixed the easy format with the competitive spirit to make answering correctly in the heat of the moment a tough challenge. The preliminary round with 43 teams led to face-offs in subsequent rounds between teams as in the original game. The final round with some of the more technical questions caught the participants off guard. After a close battle the team Kadlekai with their crisp and perfect answers emerged as conquerors. Club Equinox created a website to simulate the game show right from the stage setting to the framing of the questions. The team of Sowmyaa Shridhar, Shashank H S, Akash Mahdev, Anirudh Rowjee, Lakshmi Narayana, Prajakta Santosh, Raghvendra Agrawal, Siri and Aditi Adhikary organised the game show on May 27-28, 2021.
APIs are driving innovation and the new technology tools are redefining project management. The workshop on APIs, after a short address about innovation in the university by Prof Venkatarangan M J, featured hands-on demonstration by student volunteer Sourav Raveendran on how to build a simple Web API from scratch and monitor requests being made to it. The workshop on Project Planning and Management after a succinct introduction by Professor Rajasekar M was conducted by student volunteer Akshay Vasudeva Rao. The participants got an opportunity to know about the basics of identifying stakeholders, making Gantt charts, and ending with a discussion for doubts and off-topic advice. Moderators monitored the chat to help any students who felt like they were falling behind or had missed any steps due to internet issues. The organisers plan to host more such workshops and upload edited versions of the recordings. The workshop was organised by PES Innovation Lab on May 19, 2021.
Innovative working models to combat the pandemic were presented at the virtual hackathon, Build Against the Virus. The expert panel of mentors and judges included Mr. Krishna Balaga, Ms. Priya Rao, Mr. Utkarsh Srivastava, and Mr. Apish Malhotra in the first panel and Mr Suresh from PESU Venture labs, Mr. Manjit S Sodhi, and Ms. Ann Thomas in the second. It was a privilege to have experienced leaders from IBM, and the founders of PESU Venture Labs, and PESU I/O on the jury. The winners were Team Vertigo of Keshika Shankar, Vaishnav Gautam and Team In the Cloud of Meenakshi Suresh, Naveen Nikhilesh, Mannav Dhamija, Nikhil Kunjoor), followed by the runners-up award which was won by Team MASK of Shrikar Madhu, Kruthika Suresh, Mayuri Patil and Team CoviHope of Manali Tanna, Milinda K N, Thilak S Shriyan, Janavi Srinivas. ACM-W PES University Chapter conducted the event on May 16, 2021.
PVL, an initiative in partnership between PES University and CoCreate Ventures aims to reimagine venture creation while being founder-friendly and flexible.
PVL, an initiative in partnership between PES University and CoCreate Ventures aims to reimagine venture creation while being founder-friendly and flexible.
With Karnataka’s capital feeling the big surge in Covid-19 cases, PES University has volunteered to provide free delivery of cooked meals for the families of patients and needy struggling with food insecurity during the government imposed JANATA CURFEW.
The service was started from day one of the JANATA CURFEW in the State with prohibitory orders in place which resulted in lockdown like restrictions in restaurants, hotels and road side eateries.
PES University took up the task of providing hot and delicious meals to the family of the patient’s admitted at various hospitals in city particularly Jayadeva, Victoria, Vanivilas, Sanjay Gandhi, Nimhans, Rajarajeswari hospitals.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University took this novel initiative of providing fresh meals to the patient’s families. Till date over 3500 people have been fed in the “meals drive” undertaken by the University. Dr. M R Doreswamy mentioned that the Drive will continue until the JANATA CURFEW ends.
Google Summer of Code is a global program that introduces and deepens skills of student developers in the area of open source software development. The info session about the program featured three accomplished developers, Adarsh Naidu, Sumanth Rao and Ashutosh Pandey who shared their experience with the program and the community. The panel discussion and Q&A session highlighted the advantages of participating in the program seriously. The event curated by the Developers’ Student Club was hosted on YouTube live on March 9, 2021.
The Grimm Readers is PES University’s book club, an initiative of PES Library, in collaboration with Write Angle. As a community of bibliophiles, The Grimm Readers will be a space which encourages discussion and debate about books and conducts events that cultivate the spirit of reading among students. The maiden event was a user awareness session conducted by Chief Strategic Officer of the National Digital Library of India, Dr. Vignesh Sornamohan. He spoke to the participants about the pre-eminent digital library of India and NDLI Club, where The Grimm Readers will be the parent club and the central repository of information that NDLI provides for students and academics. The virtual event was held on April 20, 2021.
As per the directions of Dr M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor, PES University a full day Vaccination Drive was organized on PES University campus in association with Excelcare Hospital on April 8, 2021. Faculty and staff members aged 45 years and above, got benefited by this drive. The stakeholders who took vaccination were under observation for 30 minutes in special rooms designated for the purpose.
All the stakeholders expressed their happiness for receiving the Vaccine shot at the workplace. Earlier to this drive few staff members had also got vaccinated at Excelcare Hospital.
Commemorating 75 years of Indian independence, and as part of the Government of India’s Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, Write Angle conducted an essay-writing competition. Contestants chose to write on one of two topics: “The Butterfly Effect: Dandi March”, and “Blood in the Place of Ink: Literature, Independence, and the Vernacular”. The topics allowed participants to delve deeper into the history of Indian independence and the struggle for independence. Smrithi Shree won first place for her essay on the Dandi March and Abhishek Kallolikar and SV Aditya were declared joint runners-up. The submissions were open from April 1 to 9, 2021. The Quotient Quiz Club supported the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav conducted by UGC by hosting British Raj Quiz. The quiz that created 540 social media impressions reaching out to 537 social media accounts was held on April 3, 2021. In commemoration of 75 years of Indian independence, Chitranamana event featured traditional and digital artwork inspired by freedom struggle submitted on-line. Harish Raya emerged as the winner and Sanjana Sharma, Abishek Dinesh and Varsha S were declared joint runners-up. Collegiate Social Responsibility (CSR) Club of PES University organised Chitranamana during April 5-11, 2021.
The food festival inspired by story of Harry Potter featured food presentation influenced by the props in the movie and the ambience that was closer to that of Hogwarts castle. The photo-booth, Harry Potter family tree, book of spells, mock-tails and games added to the excitement of enjoying great food. The food festival inaugurated by Sagarika and Rahul Somshekar was graced by Dr V Krishna, Dean ,Student affairs on March 24, 2021 in the PES University RR campus.
‘Abhyudaya’ – The student club of the Department of Civil Engineering, PES University was inaugurated on 24th March 2021 at 3rd Floor Seminar Hall, B Block. The club was inaugurated auspiciously by the dignitaries, Mr. N. P. Sharma, Chief General Manager and Principal, BMRCL Training Institute Bangalore. Mr. Anirudh. S. Dutt, Founder and President, Let’s Be The Change (LBTC), Bangalore. Dr. V. Krishna, Dean Student Affairs, PES University and Dr. S. V. Venkatesh, Chairperson, Department of Civil Engineering.
The Abhyudaya student Club aims to conduct the various activities which would be beneficial to the students in their overall personality development.
The second half of the event commenced with an amazing keynote address by Mr. N. P. Sharma on the present scope of civil engineering and how it is going to get even better over the coming years. Mr. Anirudh Dutt then addressed the gathering about his journey of starting LBTC as a civil engineering student, how his organization has developed over the years from his garage to an incubation centre at IIM, Bangalore.
The event was coordinated by Prof Nishchay Vishwasena, and Prof Shrihari Naik, Civil Engineering department, PES University, Bangalore.
I heartily congratulate Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, Hon’ble chief minister of Karnataka and Dr.K. Sudhakar Minister for Health and Family Welfare for successfully conducting the vaccination programme in the state to the appreciation of all stakeholders. With the momentum and efficiency at their best, I have no doubt that the state would be at the forefront of the vaccination drive, shortly.
In this context, it is highly necessary to consider all the teachers, from UG to PG, as Corona Warriors and provide vaccination facility to them on priority; this is highly essential since the state is at the very door steps of opening all the educational institutions and at this juncture it is necessary that the teachers should be primed with all support of which vaccination is a priority. This responsibility lies with the state government and all necessary help needs to be extended to teachers to perform to their full potential.
I request the Hon’ble chief minister to direct all the concerned ministries (health and education) to consider teachers as Corona Warriors to take appropriate action immediately.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
Students of hospitality and event management program learnt about the importance of mixology in the hotel industry and how menu planning, costing, and cost control make it viable. Mr Ajeet Kumar shared his insights gained during his rich professional career. In another workshop, chefs Raghu and Tiru explained the history of bread and the art and science of bread making. The Bread workshop held on March 2 and Mixology workshop held on March 4, 2021 were organised by the department of hospitality and event management.
Members of CSR club got an opportunity to know closely the need for providing medical care to the injured and ill stray animals and how rehabilitation and re-homing of animals can make a difference. The students could observe and understand the nature of cats, dogs, rabbits, ducks, hens, pigs, guinea pigs, birds and terrapins. The staff at the center explained the importance of animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and release. They emphasised on the need to adopt homeless and street dogs. The visit to Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) was organised by the CSR Club on March 5, 2021.
The webinar provided insights about Machine Learning and Deep Learning and how they are shaping the world we live in. The session covered the fundamentals of Machine Learning and Deep Learning. A variety of data training models including linear and logistic regression were explained. The concepts of supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning were introduced with examples. The implementation of ANN, CNN and RNN in various domains was discussed. The session was conducted by Jayanth Shreekumar, an alumnus of PES University, Electronics and Communication engineer who works as data science intern with Perfios Solutions and plans to pursue a Masters degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles this fall. The webinar was organised by IEEE student branch on MSTeams on March 5, 2021.
Team Ninaada of PES University organized Chords ’21 on March 6th 2021, in a spectacular fashion organized in its campus.
"Beat of the Ballad", produced by Team Ninaada, was a beautiful amalgamation of the different genres of music and was performed by 70 talented student performers from PES University, and was live-streamed via YouTube.
The event began with a soulful invocation presented by Nishanth Madhusudhan, with the lighting of the lamp by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr.V Krishna, Chancellor Prof. M. R Doreswamy, Vice-Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad, Registrar K.S Sridhar and world-famous drummer, Vidwan B.S Arunkumar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, the Chancellor of the University, expressed his deep sense of happiness on the event being organized by the student team of the University. He also mentioned that at a time when the fear of COVID-19 still prevails, a program of this nature and magnitude has come as a healer. He said that this should serve as a step towards getting back to normalcy. He heaped praises on the students of the University on their talent apart from academics as it’s very essential for students to involve themselves in co-curricular activities. He urged students to participate in more such activities for greater personal growth. He also pointed out that there is no substitute for offline classes by saying that presently, offline classes have been functioning effectively in all campuses of the University. He also stated that as Advisor on Educational Reforms to the Government of Karnataka, he has suggested that the Government reopen classes starting from the highest level and progressively come down to the lower classes in schools and colleges.
Vidwan B. S. Arunkumar began his speech by thanking the dignitaries and conveyed his gratitude to Team Ninaada for inviting him to be a part of Chords '21 and praised PESU for conducting this beautiful event.
The student performance started with “Pancharasa”, an emotional journey through the ragas to depict the story of a relationship. The five compositions, one “Hindustani”, three Carnatic and one original, was soulfully performed by Bangalore Nishanth and the team.
This was followed by an illustration to showcase the various dance forms pan-India. The culture and diversity of the country was displayed with great vigour that kept the audience engrossed and invoked a great sense of pride in the richness and grandeur of the culture of the nation.
The next segment featured a tribute to the Late S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. The songs were perfectly picked to depict his stellar career and to celebrate his contributions to the field of music. This recital was both poignant and joyous, glorifying his spectacular life, honouring, and immortalizing him.
The finale was marked by the entertaining Retro-to-Metro production, showcased by the extremely talented choir. The songs, strung together with care, flawlessly portrayed the evolution of Bollywood music through the years. This was the ultimate end to this exhilarating day.
Pranav Joshi, Co-Head of Ninaada, presented the Vote of Thanks, acknowledging and praising the efforts of the talented performers, the core team, the organizers and volunteers. He thanked the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. V. Krishna, whose unwavering support and guidance motivated and drove the entire event. The support and motivation of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Department Heads, teachers, support staff and PES University students was greatly appreciated and the event could not have been successful without their enterprise and the heartwarming response from the public.
Shaswat Sundaram, 8th semester student of ECE, had a commendable academic record and participated actively in co-curricular activities. Currently interning with InMobi, during his earlier semesters, he participated as head of army permissions in Samarpana, won CNR Rao Merit Scholarship in semesters 2,3 and 4, MRD Scholarship in semesters 5 and 6, and distinction award in all semesters. He was among the top 15 percent of the batch in each of the semester maintaining a GPA of 9. In his words, “Coming from a humble background and switching from Ranchi (my native) to the silicon valley of India, Bangalore, I surely had big hopes and aspirations, and PES University was able to cater to much of those dreams of mine. The recent years were full of achievements that I couldn't even dare imagine earlier. I was able to score 99.23 percentile in CAT 2020 in the first attempt, thanks to the dedication and discipline I followed and support from PES. It's been a beautiful journey and I'm surely looking forward to what other things life has to offer.” He felt that his time at PES University was a rollercoaster ride during which he learnt that everything teaches something, and however small the thing maybe, when one puts in 100 percent effort, expectations would not be a factor and the result would just be an after-effect.
HackerSpace club of the university launched SpaceJam 2021, the first annual flagship hackathon featuring general and freshers tracks besides Matic Ethereum, Portis, Tezos, Postman, and EchoAR tracks. The hackathon was hosted on Devfolio. Discord was used for announcements, mini events and first round of judging. The first round of judging was conducted by the mentors to select the top 15 teams that qualified for the final rounds. As preparation for the event, Prarthana MJ, AI consultant for Supply Chain solutions working with IBM Insights and Intelligence Expert Labs conducted a hands-on workshop on IBM Watson studio and Services and Anirudh Murali, the student expert for Postman explained how to get started with APIs. General Track Winners included: first place bagged by Team FullSmash of Yajat Vishwakarma, Ayush Kapasi, Nalin Dang, Harsh Karanwal, second place by Team LeoCode of Prajwal Adsul, Rohit Chaudhari, Viraj Jadhav, and third place by Team Rubber Ducky of Tushar Magar, Yash Mutnalkar, Vibhav Samaga. Freshers Track Winners included: first place bagged by Team Error 404 of Shreyas Kaundinya, Sarath Sundar, Achyut Raghavan, Ajay Kumar, second place by Team SudoCode of Amritha Pallavoor, Anant Gulati, Amanpreet Pawa and third place by Team Astrocoders of Dhruv Chawla, Rahul Samal, Abhiram Manohara, Sreyas S. The competition was judged by Kavitha Yogaraj, Data Scientist, IBM Quantum, Prasanna Anantharamaiah, Managing Director, Checkpoint Software Systems, Abhilash Ramakrishna, CTO, Haldoc and Shitalkumar Panse, Co-founder and Director, IOTLYNX. The opening ceremony and the final judging rounds were live streamed on Youtube. SpaceJam 2021, 24 hour hackathon, the first iteration of the annual flagship event of HackerSpace as held on Feb 27-28, 2021.
Wordpourri featured activities that tested the language proficiency, vocabulary and imagination of the contestants. Only Connect activity had the contestants piecing together a connection between four clues. In Explain a Book Plot Badly activity, contestants had to identify the correct book title given a terrible summary of its plot. Next in Line activity required the participants to come up with the fourth element in a given sequence. Wrong Answers Only activity needed the players to answer as many questions as possible, while providing obviously wrong answers to each of them. Swapnil Nair, first-year CSE student, won first place, and Aditya Verma, third-year CSE student, and Sai Darshan MS, first-year ME student, were placed first and second respectively. The biennial event of Writeangle, the literary club of the university, open to students from branches and campuses of PES University, was conducted on Google Meet on Feb 24, 2021.
At the outset, RSAT – A micro satellite designed by PES University that is one among the 18 Co-passenger Satellite in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) lifted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), at around 10.24 am.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University has congratulated all the mentors and students involved in designing the RSAT satellite on its successful launch. Further he said “I wholeheartedly applaud and appreciate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our Students and Faculty team led by Dr Sambhasiva Rao and Dr Nagendra in designing this RSAT”. I would like to draw all your attention that “It is coincidental that the launch of RSAT has been done on National Science Day and is it very rare to get such a memorable day for the launch.”
RSAT designed by PES University is officially named as Sindhunetra, an Indian technology demonstration satellite funded by Defence Research Development Organisation's (DRDO) research centre Imarat, Hyderabad to identify suspicious ships. It is considered as one of the important ships of PSLV. Sindhu Netra (RSAT) was injected successfully and signals were received from Sindhu Netra and Satellite is in good health. Till now Satellite is doing well and RSAT team of PES University is monitoring and controlling the Satellite.
The quiz that catered to cartography fans reached out to 583 Instagram accounts creating 588 social media impressions. The Geography Quiz, weekly quiz of The Quotient Quiz Club was conducted on Feb 20, 2021.
The workshop provided an in-depth explanation of the topics related to cybersecurity like common security mistakes, history of the field, and large-scale attacks caused by malwares. The participants learnt more about the types of roles and the suitable training that can help them to build a successful career in the field of cyber security. Mr Sarthak Goyal was the guest for the workshop held on Feb 20, 2021.
PES University bagged the runners up spot in the Men's Badminton tournament in the B.S. Naryana Memorial Inter collegiate Staff Tournament 2021 held at BMS College of Engineering recently. The team included Prof. Chandar A and Prof. Ajay, Research Scholar, Dept of Mech Engg, Prof Venkatesh Kalyanam, MBA Department and Dr S V Venkatesh, Chairperson, Dept of Civil Engg.
The Quotient Quiz Club engaged DC Comic book fans with a 24 hour quiz that reached out to 552 social media accounts with 653 navigations through the questions. The history quiz garnered 477 social media impressions within 2 hours of the quiz going live. The online quiz events were conducted on Feb 6 and 13, 2012.
Bengaluru-based PES University is set to launch a micro satellite - RSAT into a polar sun synchronous orbit of 500 km on February 28, with the support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), as demonstration of proof of concept. RSAT is a 3-axis stabilized agile micro-satellite weighing 15 kg and measuring 300mm x 300 mm x 300mm with deployable solar panels, according to a release. This will be the second satellite being developed in the university to be launched into orbit.
The students of PES University are all set to launch their second microsatellite (RSAT) on February 28 with the support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This RSAT is configured and being developed at PES University for carrying satellite-based automatic identification system (SB-AIS) payload for monitoring the ships on high seas and providing vital information about ship movement.
New admits to the hospitality program got a first hand view of layout and working of a leading international hotel. They gained understanding of a successful hotel, hotel standards, different categories of rooms, hotel outlets and operations. The field visit to Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield and Renaissance was organised by the department of hospitality on Feb 10, 2021.
Adviser to the government of Karnataka (Education Reforms) Prof M R Doreswamy has recommended the state government to issue digital health cards to the government school students in the state.
Abhigna Shastry led the team that won the second place in the ASEAN-India Hackathon. The team built a product that facilitates maritime security by providing an early detection and alert on piracy attempts in oceans. The six member team consisted of participants from Indian, Singapore, Vietnam and Philippines. The contest, an initiative of the government of India is a 36 hours Hackathon in which participating countries collaborate, with each team comprising participants from different countries. The first-ever ASEAN-India Hackathon concluded on February 4 with more than 400 students, mentors, and officials from 10 ASEAN countries and India participating.
Quotient Quiz club observed the Martyrs' Day with a 24 hour The India Quiz on Jan 30, 2021 that garnered 566 impressions on its social media account. QQC continues to gain more and more followers with topical on-line quiz events.
Dipali Goyal bagged the first prize in the English poetry writing competition conducted online as part Republic Day Celebrations by Asmiti Academy.
Garvita Gulhati, also a water conservation evangelist and co-founder of Why Waste was invited to be part of Mission Paani Waterthon organized by Network18 and Harpic India on this Republic Day to instill the values of better water conservation and hygiene in the national conscience.
The inaugural program of the group featured talk on Cryptography and Image Security by Dr. Parameshachari B D, and address on IEEE SIGHT and its potential as a global community by Dr. Abhishek Appaji. Dr. Sandesh B J, Dr. Ajey S N R Chair and Dr. Annaapurna D of PESIT were present on the occasion. IEEE Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) is a global network of enthusiastic volunteers, partnered with underserved communities and local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development. The event was held on Google Meet on Jan 26, 2021.
The two day online event provided participants a rich exposure to various fields related to space, and included both competitive and informative elements. The contest featured multiple rounds of Solar System Scavenger, Treasure Hunt, Space Jam, Poster Design and Space Debate and followed an elimination based pattern. Raeesa Tanseen and Prachi Sengar won the first prize, Anindya Mishra and Sathvik Valluri, second prize and Vijit Kumar and Anish Udapa, bagged the third prize. Workshop conducted by Equinox club and an Ideathon followed the keenly fought contest. Space Race was conducted on Discord, on the 23-24 January, 2021.
The problem statements for the hackathon included domains such as online education, trust in donation systems, applications of Geofencing, Virtual Private Network (VPN) detection, collaboration, and improving customer service systems. The jury members from Red Hat, Mr. Rishiraj Anand, Mr. Ajay Pratap, Ms. Parul Sharma, and Ms. Manaswini Das, addressing the participants touched upon open-source, building communities, emphasized the need for it and explained how it can help students in their careers. Representatives from Nokia on the jury, Mr. Rajat Duggal and Ms. Indumathi Sandirane spoke about 5G technology and the future and the opportunities for software engineers in the telecom industry. 652 students in over 200 teams from various universities across India submitted their solution proposals in the first phase of HashCode 2020. 20 teams consisting of more than 65 students were shortlisted to participate in the online final phase for a chance to win the coveted prize money of up to Rs. 1,30,000. Team Flode of Varun MK, Spandan Sar, Surya Raj, and Prithvi Anil Kumar walked away with the first prize. The 24 hour hackathon, ninth edition of HashCode, was organised by PES Innovation Lab on Discord platform was held on 23-24 Jan, 2021.
The primary purpose of the event was to enlighten enthusiastic freshers about the values of collegiate social responsibility, and encouraging them to be part of activities that can make a difference during their time in the University. Chief guest for the event, Dr. Hare Krishna spoke about the importance of social activities in developing one’s personality. Dr. Vijendra Kumar, and Dr. B M Basavaraja encouraged the students to be part of the club and shared the story of the club’s development and progress over the years. Gresham and Bhavani alumni of CSR club recollected their experience of being a part of the club. Aparna gave a detailed description of the club and its key events, from blood donation camp to fun activities like fitness camp. The tenth annual orientation of the CSR Club was conducted on MS teams and live streamed on YouTube on Jan 23, 2021.
Write Angle, the official literary club of PES inducted the new recruits of the community at an interaction with existing members whilst fostering new relationships. The event started with a brief introduction by Manah Shetty and Khushi Sahay. They introduced Write Angle and its modus operandi to an enthusiastic group of participants emphasising the importance of developing a safe space for all literary lovers and writers alike. Sequential Storytelling conducted by Shweta Patki tested a participant’s ability to improvise rhymes whilst still being logical. Dumb Charades conducted by Aanchal Narendran had the participants enact a book title. Some of acts were decoded in a matter of seconds although a few left them perplexed. Tongue-Twisting Tale Tellers aimed at trying to get the participants to guess the pronunciation of the names of famed authors. The event was held on Google Meet on Jan 22, 2021.
The hands-on workshop was a great opportunity for participants to learn how to build Android apps in the Kotlin programming language, using the curriculum provided by Google. The community organised study group facilitated by Shubham Gupta and Syed Irfan Ahmed was live streamed on YouTube on 7,17 and 21 Jan, 2021.
Quotient Quiz Club conducted The Border Gavaskar Trophy in commemoration of India's historic win at Gabba. The cricketing quiz reached quizzing enthusiasts and cricket fans creating 1,270 impressions on social media. QQC continues to gain more and more followers with topical on-line quiz events.
The talk by Mr Ananth Vallabh for freshers aimed at bringing out the hidden potential in students to turn them into principle centred youth and develop proactive leadership in them. Students actively participated and they took home the skills so that they can serve the society in a much better way for the benefit of humanity. PES alumni Aditya KR and Shailesk Gaddalay interacted with the students. The online event on Zoom was organised by Dhruva Club on Jan 2, 2021.
The project by Pratik Kumar Singha and Sejal Jain, under the guidance of Dr. Suresh Nagesh titled Powering the world using Artificial Photosynthesis: A clean and sustainable Energy solution, made it to Top 10 projects at the Annual Conference of La Fondation, Dassault Systemes, India. The solution was selected from the projects funded by the foundation which were presented in the forum which included leaders and students all across the globe. The event marking the completion of two years by the foundation was held on Nov 20, 2020.
Creatober was a 30 day long challenge of creating a piece of art or design. Each day saw the participation of students of different disciplines. The submissions included not just conventional pencil art or sketching but models, sculptures, digital renders, animations, and even tattoos. The creative works were displayed on Dsgnr’s Instagram and Facebook pages. The entries were judged for creativity, consistency, and uniqueness. The winners were: Most Unique Work by Sunidhi CS PES, Most Consistent Artist Swaroop.S and consolation prize for Shrilakshmi Hebbar and Pranjali Nallur. The event organised DSGNR, the official club for Art and Design at the PESU RR Branch was held from Oct 20 to Nov 19, 2020
An act of kindness can be a small gesture like feeding stray dogs, planting a sapling, helping someone in need, or simply making someone smile. To encourage people to spread positivity the event, Simple acts of kindness, inspired participants to take a picture of their act or pen down their thoughts, and share it on Instagram. Entries by Harini V, Alex Johnson, Reya Gafar emerged as the winners. The online event was organised by the CSR Club from Nov 9 to 13, 2020.
Every year the vigilance awareness week campaign affirms our commitment to promotion of integrity and probity in public life through citizen participation. The themes for the elocution competition for the students to mark the vigilance awareness week included corruption, transparency and anti-corruption movements. The important issues raised by the speakers included the pervasive corruption in Indian society at all levels, anti-corruption laws not being enforced, and political and administrative corruption. Drawing on popular anti-corruption movements in the past, some of the contestants offered suggestions on making India corruption free with most entries stating that this was one of the biggest roadblocks to national progress. The winner of this event was Bhagat Kulkarni from 5th semester, Mechanical for his entry on eradication of corruption. The Vigilance Awareness Week is observed from Oct 27 to Nov 2, during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls. The last date for entries were submitted as mp4 files of about 3 minutes each was Nov 2, 2020. The elocution competition was organised by Write Angle, PES student club.
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Entrepreneurship is about transforming ideas to market ready products and solutions. The E-summit virtual event, provided the participants an exposure to the wide array of skills that are essential to take a plunge into entrepreneurship. The live virtual event coordinated from two campuses reached over 800 students from colleges all over India. Experienced professionals and successful entrepreneurs shared their insights experience in talks, workshops and a panel discussion. Seven companies participated in the event. Five competitions tested the abilities of the participants in striking out on their own. Abhijeet Saungikar, Technical Vice President, 3M highlighted the importance of innovation in the market to succeed. Devashish Vaishnav, Founder of CoachEd and ex-President of ECell shared tips on resume building to convey one's strengths and achievements. Mekin Maheshwari, ex-CPO of Flipkart and founder of udhyam.org demonstrated how students can evaluate and make the most of the entrepreneurship opportunities. Workshop on creating a personal brand by Sezel Lalwani and Tharun Jagateri, co-founders of Fire.fly guided the students on introspecting to identify one's best abilities and highlighting them. Kalpana Ramesh, founder of Rainwater Project spoke on sustainability in entrepreneurship, sharing insights about the role social responsibility in business success. The panel discussion on impact of pandemic on startups in India brought forth how innovative thinking and empathy guides an entrepreneur to convert challenges into opportunity. Panelists, Saahil Kamath, Founder of Marsview.ai, Akarsh Shroff, Forbes India Teenpreneur 2020 and Founder, S.P.A.R.K and Suresh Narasimha, Venture Capitalist, shared insights drawn from their personal experiences as entrepreneurs and investors. The insightful interaction was moderated by Sathya Prasad. The participants got a glimpse of the nature of business competition in the games of Brand wars, Air crash, ad making, and shark tank. Midnight virtual event on crisis bidding got the participants bidding for assets on a dynamic site developed by a student team. E-summit aimed at fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship was organised by PES Entrepreneurship Cell in a virtual mode using Discord, Zoom and YouTube platforms on Nov 7-8, 2020.
Team XEREACE won the Community Choice Award at Singapore Space Challenge 2020. The winning team comprising of members from Equinox, the Space Club of PES included Amogh Ananth (Mechanical) Amit Gadag (CAD Models) Rashmi KP (Mechanical) Prithvi Monteiro (Mission ConOps) Sneha Raibagi (Mission ConOps). The Awards Ceremony which was initially planned to be held at the Global Space and Technology Conference in February 2020 was rescheduled due to COVID-19 to Sep 23. The theme for the contest was Space Debris which is a difficult problem to solve. The Singapore Space Challenge (SSC) is an annual prestigious national design competition that challenges student teams to design and develop realistic space-related projects. Organized by the Singapore Space And Technology Association, participants work on a variety of projects and complete theoretical models and design prototypes, judged by leaders from the space industry.
Hogwarts, the two day Harry Potter theme based technical workshop covered the basics of two of the techniques ideal for rendering graphics in such films. The Image Processing track covered processes from access of webcam to contour identification. The projects taught were based on the Harry Potter theme like Polyjuice, which was about creating a fake background and The Elder Wand about Continuous detection of an object. The Robot Operating System track covered creation of node, ROS topic list, ROS topic echo, RQT graph, assigning publishers and subscribers and simulating bot moves by publishing linear and angular velocities. The workshop was organised by Rotaract Club of PES University, RR Campus on Nov 3 and 5, 2020.
ACM-W aims at guiding women on developing coding skills to thrive in the tech world. In the orientation programme, the new members were introduced to the club and its benefits, and the organising team gained insights about the activities the club can conduct, participating in growing the club at PES University. The programme held on Nov 4, 2020 was a great opportunity for the members to interact with seniors and ACM-W alumni and receive guidance on higher studies, interviews, internships, and leadership.
Dr S V Satish spoke at an interactive session of the international meet-up of robotics and automation enthusiasts. As an invited panel speaker, he shared his perspective on Robotics and Automation during COVID-19. The meet-up in virtual mode that was held on Sep 18, 2020 and organised by IEEE RAS International Chapter hosted experts from Japan, India and Indonesia.
Ms. Priyanka Madane and Ms. Spandana Reddy S, students law program, won the Shankarrao Chavan National Legislative Drafting Competition. The draft Epidemic Diseases Bill 2020 seeks to remedy the unambiguity present in the existing Act and provide for a comprehensive framework that deals with the prevention, control and the management of epidemics. The draft will be forwarded by the organizers of the competition to the Prime Minister Office for the government’s consideration.
PES University conducted its Fifth annual convocation on November 8th, 2020 with a total of 2032 candidates receiving the degrees. It was a mixed mode with Ph.D. holders and rank holders were invited for the convocation while other successful graduates watched the proceedings online. Two candidates were conferred Doctorate degrees at the ceremony and 14 gold medals and 59 silver medals were won by the graduating class.
His Lordship Mr Justice Gopal Gowda V delivered the convocation address. He said that the circumstances of this convocation are a bit unusual, and I would have loved the opportunity to meet all of the graduands and congratulated them at their immense achievement in person. He said Engineering is one of the oldest professions known to mankind, along with medicine and law. Engineers are the often said to be the architects of modern India. Right from the great Sir M. Visvesvaraiyya, Jagdish Chandra Bose, M.N Dastur, the designer of Steel plants, APJ Abdul Kalam, till the more recent example of Mr. E Sreedharan, the ‘metro man’ of Delhi. Science and technology is duly recognized as the vehicle to take India into the front ranks of the nations of the world. An issue of equal importance in the role of engineers, especially in a society like ours, is that they have the burden of addressing problems specific to developing communities including water provisioning and purification, sanitation, power production, shelter, site planning, infrastructure, food production and distribution, and communication, among many others.
Further he highlighted on space-race and role of engineers. While the space race is on all over the world, the Indian engineers play a key role in designing ingenious satellites, without any help from the intelligentsia of other countries. These satellites, apart from enhancing our knowledge about the Universe, also play a major role by performing several other key functions, like predicting whether, and the rainfall pattern, flood warning etc.
What is not understood is how many engineers, technologists and technicians are required to drive economic growth and sustainable development objectives within a country. There is no simple answer to this question as it is not simply a numbers game; more engineering professionals are needed if the number of engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians per capita is below the ﬁgures of a country’s competitors. Furthermore, increasing the number of engineering graduates is not necessarily a solution as there may be a shortfall in the job market for such graduates or the attractiveness of other non-engineering professions requiring problem-solving skills might entice graduates away from engineering he added.
Dr M R Doreswamy acknowledged PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA who was instrumental in establishing BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY. As founder what I expect from our graduands are:
(1) Parents have played a vital role in your success as a graduand and it is your first and foremost duty to remember, recognize and honor the sacrifice of your parents on this very auspicious occasion. Next, teachers. Teachers have moulded you into professionals. Remember and respect them. Finally have gratitude to Society.
(2) Follow core values of PES i.e. Perseverance, Excellence and Service in your life. At PES we have perseverance i.e. continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties / challenges. You are steeping into real world and you may have lot of challenges, remember “P” of PES i.e perseverance, I am sure you will succeed and PES has already imbibed this in you he added. You entered the portals of PES University to get a degree, I am very happy to say that you are leaving with not just a degree but a career including very good placements in a best company. Thus you have excelled. Next core value is “SERVICE”. Service has become one of our core values of PES. As a student myself I started school at Thyagarajnagar as that locality had no schools in those days. It is not that I had all resources so I started a school, but it was with motivation to render service to society. If you look at 5 decades of my journey in the field of education, service is our motto he added. He re-called service in terms of school adoption, house constructions, medical camps, blood donation camps, etc
(3) Admire NEP: New Education Policy (NEP) emphasises on making ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’ and I call upon all graduands to become ‘job creators’. NEP is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and aimed to bring revolutionary change in education system.
(4) Every graduate of PES University should fight against the corruption, fight against crime and terror, fight against injustice.
Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor admitted the qualifying candidates and administered the oath of working for public good, innovating for advancement in their field of work, accountability to future generation, conducting oneself with honour and upholding the values of perseverance, excellence and service. He unveiled the scroll of honour carrying the names and pictures of meritorious students of the year.
Dr J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor introduced the chief guest and dignitaries on the dais. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor declared the convocation proceedings open. Dr K S Sridhar, Registrar presented the candidates to the council of the university.
The graduating class saw active recruitment by leading global and Indian investment banks, software and engineering companies and promising start ups. The graduating batch made the most of the internship opportunities with key industry players.
The Thrift n’ Turn workshop conducted by Ms Amrita Ramesh, founder of moksha.blr, and a PES alumnus featured hands-on demos on up-cycling clothes. She outlined the environmental and socio-economic perils due to the fast fashion industry. The workshop recommended tips and tricks to maintain clothes, maximise their use and up-cycle existing clothes into new and fresh pieces. Methods to remove various stains were suggested. The importance and effectiveness of thrifting were also described at length. Up-cycling ideas like tie-dying, painting, cropping, hemming and bleach-dying were explained. This was followed by a hands-on demonstration of some popular styles of embroidery and patchwork. The Change Makers Society organised the Thrift n Turn workshop on Oct 30, 2020.
The talk focused on developing a relationship dynamic so that students could get to know how to interact, communicate and work with others. The speaker Mr. Ananth Vallabh made the attendees aware of the art of how they show up, build the context for what we co-create together today and moving forward in our relationships. The on-line talk organized by Dhruva Club for students at RR campus was held on Sep 10, 2020.
“Equinox- The Space Club of PES University" has been doing some amazing work on Instagram.
It has become the highest followed club page in PES and has inspired club pages to start content series in and outside PES. Their weekly reach - 3000 Instagram Accounts. Currently they have 2900 followers.
Journey through spacetime with Equinox with every fact-filled Monday (Facta Spatium), detailed Wednesday(Cosmic Catechism) and curious Friday (Curiositas). Get to know the latest space news, answer trivias, attend live space talks and relish a space comic which progresses as per your choices.
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Dr. M.R. Doreswamy has succeeded in giving a big push to the government's school adoption policy, first by getting the nod of the legislature in the budget session of 2020-21 for all the MLAs to adopt 3 government schools for development under the Legislators’ Area Development scheme. In his press release, Dr. Doreswamy, Education Advisor, GoK has said that the scheme is now wider acceptance with all the MLCs (3 schools), MPs (5 schools) and Rajyasabha members (5 schools) coming forward to adopt schools for development in their respective constituencies. The press release also says that 25 universities (both state and private) has adopted 10 government schools each, thus taking the scheme across different sections of society.
Even reputed cine artists have agreed to participate in the scheme. This social recognition has prompted Dr. M.R. Doreswamy to seek the participation of 200 reputed IT companies to leverage school education services by adopting government schools commensurate with their preeminent status.
Dr. Doreswamy has appealed to all philanthropists to contact 080-22133678 for any logistic support needed.
The weekly quiz events conducted by the club are gaining popularity with each event. The Bollywood Quiz conducted by the club on Sep 9, 2020 reached out to 969 accounts on the social media platforms with 1,218 impressions being created on the social media account. The English Premier League Quiz on Sep 12 grabbed attention of more than 713 unique Instagram accounts. The widely appreciated IPL quiz on Sep 19 received 1,869 online impressions on a single day of the quiz. The annual gaming quiz on Sep 23 reached out to 588 social media accounts creating around 850 social media impressions. Music Quiz on Sep 26 paying homage and our revered respects to Shri. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam touched 511 online accounts creating 869 social media impressions. Business Quiz reached out to 788 accounts creating 1,047 social media impressions. The Gaming Quiz curated by Game Development Club and hosted by QQC garnered 516 views and 69 responses.
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On the occasion of the 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, PES University celebrated the day by garlanding the statue of Gandhiji installed in the campus. The Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, key officers, faculty and staff of the University paid floral tributes to Gandhiji.
In the honour of the celebrated singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, the students of PES University put together a Shraddhanjali programme on Oct 3, 2020 which was streamed online. The event was graced by renowned musicians, Vidwan Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, Pandit Pravin Godkhindi, Vidwan B. S. Arun Kumar and Vidwan Venugopal Raju. They shared touching anecdotes of their experiences with the Shri SPB, bringing the viewers closer to the person that Shri SPB was. The event began with a tribute by Dr. M. R. Doreswamy who spoke about the magnetic personality that Shri SPB was and how his songs, voice, modulation, and emotions have a distinct quality that has always touched the listener’s heart, and how he is a treasure none can replace. Dr. J Suryaprasad Vice-Chancellor, expressed his respect for this versatile singer who is treasured by all of India for his music and persona. The event had Dr. K. S. Shridhar, Registrar, speaking for every Indian when he said that Shri SPB will always live on in our hearts through his music.
Dr. V. Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs couldn’t have put it better when he said that we are truly blessed to have lived in the era of SPB, who is not only one of the greatest singers India has known but also a very lovable, admirable person who we all respect and look up to. This was followed by performances put together by the student clubs of PES University in honour of Shri SPB. It began with a small video put together by Through The Lens, the short-film club of PES University RR Campus that recapped the great singer’s life with video clippings about his life that had the viewers go nostalgic and heavy-hearted at the loss we face. The music clubs of PES University RR Campus and EC Campus had the viewers in trance with soulful renditions of songs by the maestro. Sanskrithi and Grooves, the dance teams of the RR Campus and HN Campus put together beautiful routines capturing all the emotions we have all felt with Shri SPB’s songs played in movies. DSGNR and Pixels, the design and photography club of PES University RR Campus put up posters and covered the event. Shraddhanjali was a nostalgic trip down the life of a man all of India will always honour, respect and love.
Dr. M R Doreswamy speaking on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi at S-VYASA University said that the entire world is paying tribute on this day to the most celebrated son of India.
On this day one needs to introspect why only Gandhi is a Mahatma while there are many individuals rendering yeomen services to the country in many wonderful professions such as lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers etc, His legacies of Truth and Non-violence have left a lasting imprint on the collective consciousness of human civilization.
He is a Mahatma because he got independence for the country using these twin ‘weapons’, not waging a war or with bloodshed. He was aware that violence begets violence and adopted a unique method of protest against foreign rule which was the essence of our great Indian culture. Use of peaceful non-cooperation (satyagraha), he stabilized the Independence movement for years and ultimately got independence to India.
His life was a message - a message of peace over power, of finding ways to reconcile our differences, and of living in harmony with respect and love even for our enemies. Gandhiji can be considered the most modern political thinker India has ever had. He shines like a luminous star in the galaxy of intellectuals, reformers and leaders.
Gandhi transformed the Indian National Congress party from “Class party to Mass party” i.e. inclusion of all sections of society in the party he added. He recalled that “Gandhiji was telling that means is as important as end”, He also said that Gandhi's leadership role was extremely complex. Knowing that violence only begets violence, he began practicing passive resistance, Satyagraha. His achievements were nothing less than miracles.
Mahatma Gandhi was an icon of simplicity in life style – dress, food and choosing a dress of the poorest Indian, which he even wore when he went to England for the Round Table Conference in 1931 on the invitation of Winston Churchill the then Prime Minister of UK. There many social experiments he conducted as part of the independence movement; two noteworthy are the Swadeshi Movement to encourage boycott of British goods march from Dandi and the famous salt. However today, it is sad that the country is steeped in corruption, countless scams, criminal charges, self-centric and selfishness of people representatives. There is an urgent need to rediscover Gandhian principles.
Prof. Doreswamy called upon all Universities to celebrate Jayantis in a meaningful way like what S-VYASA is doing today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and join hands with the Government’s initiative of adopting Government Schools in the State. He called upon “S-VYASA” to sign MoU with the State Government for introducing YOGA in all government schools.
Dr. H R Nagendram the Chancellor of S-VYASA University thanked Dr. M R Doreswamy for having accepted the invitation and rendering a wonderful message, befitting the occasion.. He agreed to extend full support from S-VYASA University to Government initiatives. He recalled how YOGA being introduced to WORLD from “Then Narendra (i.e. Swami Vivekananda) to Now Narendra (i.e. our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji) and conceptualization of “International Yoga Day”.
Dr. B R Ramakrishna Vice-Chancellor, SVYASA University in his brief introduction of the Chief Guest Dr M R Doreswamy said that “Dr M R Doreswamy is real yogi who has contributed immensely towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat through his untiring service in the education sector. The virtues of Dama i.e Self Restraint, Dana i.e. Charity or giving and Daya i.e. Compassion are being practiced by Dr. MRD from the past five decades and in this sense he is a true yogi he added.
The COVID 19 pandemic has created a formidable challenge for businesses. The webinar invited industry experts to explore – how corporate entities are tackling the COVID 19 pandemic situation and the sorts of changes that could become an enduring business model for that particular industry. The five sessions in this series of webinars focused on: Insurance and IT logistic, advertising, FMCG and IT Sales, financial services and financial market. The speakers included: Abhishek Mukherjee, Digital Practice Head, Wipro; Rohit Srivastava, Dispatch Manager, Oracle India; Bodh Deb, Vice-President and Nishanth Anantharam, Creative Director of Autumn Grey; Gaurav Pundlik, Branch Head ITC; Santosh Banerjee, Account Executive Sales, Dell; C S Sudheer, Managing Director IndianMoney .com; Shreyas Kumar M, Director, and CFO Carl Zeiss India; A Benil, Head-Market Research Our Business ladder and Karthick S, Co-founder Knowise Learning Academy. The weekly webinar series was organised by the Department of Management Studies every Saturday from July 18, 2020, to August 18, 2020.
The competition saw new ways to maintain to-do lists efficiently. The participants competed to design an app for efficient and creative maintenance of to-do lists. In the design phase, participants had to build a UI/UX design for the app and were judged for navigation intuitiveness, content, organisation of design structure and creativity. In the next phase, the participants developed the application. The jury of Raj Dedania, Founder of Design and Code community, product designer and Lavish Motani, Senior Product Designer at Edelweiss Financial Services evaluated implementation of design to code, organization of components, scalability and completeness. The event was registered on Devpost. The final results were announced in the virtual meet and greet with the jury. The participants got the opportunity to know the judges views about their projects’ shortcomings and future possibilities. The overall winner was Team Presta of Tejaswini V Balaji, Gana VI L, Tushar Sethi; the design phase winner winners were Ishita Datta, Nidhi Raniyer, Shloka Lakka and development phase winners were Arnav Dewan, Kulachi Thapar, Namith Telkar. The event was held online over a week, from July 25 to Aug 2, 2020.
At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT-2020 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2020-21. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2020 during Aug 1 – Aug 20, 2020.
A 10-point Anti-COVID SOPs was formulated by PES for the safe conduct of PESSAT-2020 across the country.
PESSAT-2020 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test despite the prevailing circumstances. Over 16,800 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2020 was conducted at 31 centres across India.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and Adviser on Educational Reforms (Cabinet Rank), Govt. of Karnataka felicitated the top 3 rankers of PESSAT-2020 with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media on 7th September 2020.
The first rank is bagged by Ms. Kavya Bhat, student of National Public School, HSR Layout, Bangalore, the second rank is bagged by Mr. Rakshith M, student of RV PU College, Jayanagar, Bangalore and the third rank is bagged by Ms. Sinchana Kumbale, student of Sri Kumarans Children’s Home, Mallasandra, Bangalore.
The first round of PESSAT counseling will be held on September 18th, 19th and 20th at PES University and also at 19 other cities across the country for the selection of seats of all B.Tech programs (CSE, ECE, ME, EEE, CE and BT).
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The current pandemic scenario has ushered in not only online modes of learning but also online hiring, training, joining and on-boarding. PES University students of BTech program from the graduating class of 2020 received 1185 offers with the highest compensation offered touching 49.75 lakhs per annum. 321 students secured compensation ranging from 12 lakhs per annum to 35 lakhs per annum. Microsoft, Atlassian, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Intuit, Morgan Stanley, PWC, Citrix, Mercedes Benz and other industry leaders visited the campus. The job offers to the batch of 2020, PESUians through campus drives do not indicate delayed joining dates. A leading global application performance management (APM) and IT operations analytics (ITOA) company was the first firm to start off e-hiring. Ms. Bharani Ujjaini Kempaiah, Mr. Viraj C Bukitagar and Mr. Akash Mukhopadhyay of Computer Science and Engineering bagged the offers with CTC of 39.2 lakhs per annum. They have also been offered internships with stipend of Rs. 75,000/- per month. PES University has been chosen by Mercedes Benz for a unique program titled “Mercedes in Mechanical” exclusively for girl students to encourage girls to enrol in Mechanical Engineering discipline. Under this program the selected girl students receive an annual scholarship of Rs 1 Lakh from the second year onwards. They are offered internships with the company during the final year leading to full time offers. PES University with a motto of Education for Real World and focus on academic excellence continues to be a preferred institution of leading global and Indian technology companies for recruiting engineering talent.
With his continued efforts and ambition to make significant and sustainable contributions to the industry globally, Raj Arjun has now received an offer to pursue his Master of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His master’s research thesis is focused on human wrist biomechanics and has secured a full funding of $24,000 CAD per year.
Raj Arjun is a 2019 graduate student of Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. He had worked under the guidance of his supervisor, Dr. Chandrashekara C V, Professor, Lead: Design Domain, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has carried out extensive both Mechanical and interdisciplinary research in the virtual ‘Computational Vibration and Control Engineering Laboratory’. His final year dissertation is a comprehensive study on the issues related to lower back and neck pain among helicopter pilots arising from the helicopter rotor vibrations, which later received the award for the best project in the department. Subsequently, his team findings were published in several proceedings in national and international journals. Raj Arjun has presented his published research at scientific conferences held in Zittau, Germany in 2018, and Leipzig, Germany in 2019. He has also presented at national conferences held at the National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar in 2018, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi in 2019. Raj Arjun is set to travel to Canada.
The National Librarian’s Day in India, is celebrated in remembrance of National Professor of Library Science, Dr. S R Ranganathan, who spearheaded library development in India. Central Library, PES University celebrated the Librarians’ Day on the occasion of Dr. S R Ranganathan’s 128th Birth Anniversary. Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, offered floral tributes to the statue of Dr. S R Ranganathan in the function held on Aug 12, 2020.
As India, one of the largest democracies in the world celebrates its 74th Independence Day today, Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor led the PES University in celebrating the occasion by unfurling the national flag at the OAT of PES University Campus and singing the national anthem.
Every year PESUians flock together to celebrate the occasion with great zeal and excitement. This year, however, the grand celebrations were scaled down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to the safety protocols laid down by the Central and State Government.
The 74th Independence Day ceremony was organised with a virtual twist. Ensuring that the fervour of patriotism lives on, this year, PES University telecasted the flag hoisting ceremony and the Independence Day address live on Microsoft Teams. PESUians viewed the proceeding live from their homes. The PES University management had generated a Microsoft Teams link and asked all its stakeholders to watch the flag hoisting ceremony on its University premises.
Delivering his 29th Independence Day Speech Prof Jawahar highlighted the past year's achievements, raised important issues and called for further development of the University. Speaking about the pandemic, he was hopeful to get things back to normal at the earliest. He also mentioned that the University would do everything possible to assure the safety of the stakeholders on campus and at the same time maintain quality education to its students. The Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor addressed the students about the academic activities, calendar of events during the pandemic.
Prof. Ajoy Kumar - Chief Operating Officer, Prof. J Suryaprasad - Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K S Sridhar - Registrar, Deans and Chairpersons took part in the celebrations.
Saving water, half glass at a time; The New Indian Express, July 8, 2020. Garvita Gulhati, student of electronics and communications engineering, received UK's Diana award for her initiative to promote water conservation.
Students, chefs and faculty across the country got an opportunity to listen to Atul Kochhar on what it takes to be a Michelin Star chef. He is one of the first two Indian chefs to receive a Michelin star, awarded in London in 2001 whilst at Tamarind. Talking about the future of the industry and the important qualities for success, he observed that consistency is the key to deliver unmatched value in the food business. The webinar was held on Zoom platform on July 28, 2020.
Araz’s idea on improving the quality of online classes and assisting teachers won first prize in the software category. The theme for the national level Ideathon was Campus Life Post-Lockdown. The event was conducted by Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow. Araz Sharma, a second year student of CSE is working on the implementation of the idea. The final round was streamed live on YouTube on June 6, 2020.
The International Yoga Day was celebrated at PES University in virtual mode. Over 60 yoga enthusiasts participated online on a video platform, some of them were joined by family members. A demo video was shared with the registered participants before the event. 21 Surya-Namaskaras each comprising 12 asanas were followed by 10 minutes of Shavaasana. Mr. Santosh Katti and Ms. Deepthi, Asst. Professors from the Department of MCA, anchored the event. The event hosted by the Department of MCA was held on June 21, International Yoga Day.
Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) organized “Decypher: A Better Tomorrow”, a 48-hour virtual hackathon in association with the Entrepreneurship Cell (ECell) for all students at PES University. The hackathon started at 5 PM on Jun 12 and ran 48 straight hours ending on Jun 14 evening. The objective of Decypher was to enable cross-disciplinary teams to come up with innovative product &/or solution ideas that could make a difference in the post-COVID world.
Amul India hosts talented chefs to present unique native cuisine on its social media sites. Prof Sivaram was invited by Amul India to demonstrate the recipe of a native cuisine. He rustled up a Chettinadu dessert called Kavuni Rice Halwa, black rice pudding, a Chettinadu delicacy for Amul’s global audience. Encouraged by the response to the show, Amul expressed interest in hosting more culinary shows curated by the department of the university. Prof. Sivaram R is an Asst. Professor in the department of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management. The session was held on June 15, 2020 on Amul Facebook Live for #SimpleHomemadeRecipes series garnering over 125 K views.
Prof M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University and advisor (education reforms) to the Government of Karnataka, has suggested to the Chief Minister to promote a digital mode of education to continue the bonding between teacher and student even during crisis situations like COVID-19. He submitted a set of recommendations to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.
Understanding consumer satisfaction, consumer and service recovery and service recovery paradox are key to success in the hospitality industry. Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up new challenges in this area. Prof. Ashish Parthasarathy conducted an online session on understanding guest satisfaction and handling guests' complaints. He addressed the students of School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Faculty of Social Sciences Leisure Management, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. The session concluded with a comparison of Covid-19 impact on both the countries. The interaction was part of PES University’s international collaboration with Taylor's University, Malaysia. The interaction was hosted on Zoom video platform on June 9, 2020.
The new normal, brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic, seems to be settling a decades-long debate on how best to deliver education, especially technical education, to students.
Prof Sridhar K S, PES University, said a few companies have agreed to visit the campus in June-July depending on the situation.
The phone-in programme had avid readers from various parts of the country calling in to know about PESSAT online exam for admission to PES University, the placement and research opportunities for students in new circumstances and the social initiatives undertaken by the university.
To tackle the difficult situation due to the pandemic PES University conducts live online classes. A special time table with multiple teaching sessions everyday, each session of 40 minutes, is followed by students of all courses. By May 22, as part of this initiative, 488 subjects were taught by the faculty by conducting 4443 sessions which were attended by 8326 students online. The live streaming of online classes and recorded sessions are accessible through the PESU app which is supported by Impartus video platform.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that 25,124 applications for admission to PES University were received till date for the academic year 20-21. Dr. M R Doreswamy informed the callers about the elaborate planning for the PESSAT exam for admission to PES University’s campuses in Bangalore on Ring Road, in Electronic City and in Hanumanthnagar. He announced that the PESSAT online exam for BTech programme will be held in 42 test centres across the country. He spoke about the planned dates for: registration - July 15 to 24, on-line examination - July 25 to Aug 9 and slot booking starting from July 20. He further added that the results of PESSAT for BTech programme will be announced on Aug 11 and counselling will commence from Aug 14 with the last date of admission being Sep 5, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy mentioned that for the other under-graduate and postgraduate programmes of the university, PESSAT tests are scheduled from January 15 to August, and the results are announced 3 days after the test is taken, with Sep 5 for under-graduate programs and Sep 30 for post-graduate programs as last date of admission.
On the R&D front, Dr MR Doreswamy listed out some of the path-breaking solutions developed in the labs of the university, initiatives of the students and exemplary research projects of alumni. The projects undertaken on the campus includes indigenous ventilator e-Prana, PISAT nano satellite, work on development of drug against Covid-19, silico-vaccinology studies, research on network pharmacology of ayurvedic formulation that can work against SARS-Cov-2, validation of recently developed lateral flow immunoassay, and analytics of incidence of Covid-19 in the state of Karnataka. The outstanding work of the students include Covid-19 clinical trial studies, C-19 support initiative enabling safety measures for frontline personnel, technical paper in international journal about using machine learning to identify potential drugs for effectiveness against coronavirus, development of Covid-19 neighbourhood dashboard, and webpage with Covid-19 related and general information. Some of the alumni of PES University pursuing higher studies in India and abroad are closely associated with research on diagnosis of Covid-19 and prediction of drug targets.
PESU has instituted scholarships to encourage and recognise talent at various levels. Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships in all programs of study offer 25% tuition fee waiver to top 20% of students who have secured more than 9 CGPA. Prof MRD Scholarships are offered to the top 20% of students securing more than 8.5 SGPA. Under distinction award, students with an SGPA of 8.00 and above receive scholarships. The merit scholarships every semester have been awarded for eight times since the inception of the University and the amount disbursed is over 27 crores till date.
The class of 2020 bagged placement offers from 115 companies including multinational corporations, with average annual compensation of over 8 lacs with highest offer of over 50 lacs. 1174 offers were extended with 317 students undergoing full time internship. 75 students are working virtually as summer interns during the lockdown period. The pre-final year students are interning with Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Samsung R&D Institute, CureFit, Texas Instruments, Akamai Technologies, Groww, Analog devices and Doubtnut.
PES University undertook the reconstruction of 4 schools in Chikkodi and renovation of 5 schools in Bagalkot districts and supports 12 schools for the underprivileged in Bangalore.
The one-hour phone-in programme was organised at Vijaya Karnataka office in Bangalore on May 23, 2020.
Job opportunities in the post pandemic times stand disrupted. Mr. Kallol Saha, alumnus of 2006 batch and Director of Human Resource Radisson Blu Dwarka shared his views on evolution of opportunities and scope of work of support staff in the hospitality industry in areas of housekeeping and maintenance. He underlined the importance of up-skilling to make the most of the opportunities in sales and marketing. The webinar was organised by the department of hospitality and event management on May 27, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and advisor to GoK on education reforms requested chief minister and higher education minister to direct vice chancellors of all universities to integrate mentoring in the academic framework
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and advisor to GoK on education reforms requested the Chief Minister of Karnataka to open Lalbagh for walkers as the garden is fun of medicinal plants that can help walkers keep their lungs healthy and improve their immunity.
The exponential increase in the distribution and interactivity of multimedia content expects the students of computer applications to update themselves on the developments in networking technologies. The speaker, Mr. Manakamana Mishra made the students of MCA aware of the importance of Networking in academics and how it is helpful in industry. He highlighted the necessity and significance of how the other courses like Data structures, Computer Architecture, Analysis and Design of Algorithms are interlinked. He touched upon the usage of linked list, tree structures, programming skills and networking concepts in real world network applications. The standards of various protocols, he said, across vendors are important to be interoperable. He illustrated a simple problem where a million nodes are connected and the demand was to see that the network never goes down for more than a second. Reducing the down time from 7 seconds to 1 second was a great challenge as he recounted. The Cisco team worked on the underlying data-structure and reduced the downtime. He advised students to practice reading, participate in IETF interactions, comment and suggest ideas at Quagga and present novel ideas for RFC. Answering the queries of students, he spoke about how hands-on knowledge and expertise is more important than mere certifications. He also asked the students to explore more on Machine Reasoning, which is a deterministic approach. He shared insights about Cloud Networking and Cisco Silicon One as requested by the attendees and assured the students of assisting them in their projects and proposals. The session was conducted on CISCO WebEx platform. Mr. Manakamana Mishra, Technical Leader at Cisco, SanJose, USA is an alumnus of PES from the MCA programme. He has been with Cisco for over a decade and presently works on Routing. Manakamana has to his credit 2 patents and 20 patents applications and more than 10 papers with IETF. The department of MCA organised the live streaming of Guest Lecture on May 1, 2020.
Students got hands-on experience in setting an E-Commerce website. The workshop made the students aware of the right skills to become online commerce entrepreneurs in a short duration. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Shivam Bansal, Trainer at Indian Institute of Digital Education is India’s Premier School For Digital Marketing established in 2016. The online workshop organised by the department of hospitality and event management was held on Zoom video communication platform on May 7, 2020.
PESSAT 2020, the online entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program will be held, starting from July 25 and concluding on August 9, 2020, at over 35 test centers across India. PES University will comply with all the safety regulations prescribed by the Govt in the conduction of the PESSAT 2020 online test. PES University’s PESSAT entrance test enjoys tremendous following among students from across the country who are keen on embarking on a career in engineering with PES University. The university is making all the efforts to ensure that the aspiring students do not miss out on the academic opportunities due to the prevalent situation. PES University requests the students to take all the measures for staying safe and wishes the candidates the very best in their academic career ahead.
The current Corona Virus situation has prompted Universities to shutdown classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom teaching live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University put in place a special time table covering 8 teaching 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 teaching the subject. 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 those 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.
The team of Araz Sharma, Rudra Prasad Baksi and Shamanth R Rao, made it to the Top 5 of the IEEE India COVID MOVE Hackathon Challenge Edition 2. The 48hr online was open to individuals and teams from industry, startups and academia including students from India. The team’s solution addressing the challenge of Remote Access to Education won the fourth prize competing against 62 submissions. The team presented a solution for reducing the amount of data required to access online video lectures enabling access to the educational video even with low bandwidth. Their approach involved extracting audio separately and taking snapshots of video leading to 50 – 70% less data being used with the learning content intact. The major outcome expected from this hackathon is for a design solution that is scalable, faster and easily replicable to cater to the current global need. Araz, Rudra Prasad and Shamanth are students of 4th semester of computer science. IEEE India COVID MOVE Online Hackathon Challenge - Edition 2 was held from April 17-19, 2020.
Amidst lockdown students of the second and fourth semester of the MCA programme took up the challenge of coming up with Java based solutions in less than four hours. The contesting teams in Javathon 2020, interacted with the mentors on the university’s Impartus video platform on text and audio chat and desktop sharing. Amrutha D won the first prize followed by Zain Baig in the Convert IP challenge. Vishal Prajapat won the first prize followed by Rahul Rajpoot in Resistor Resistance. The event was organised under the guidance of faculty member Mr. Santosh Katti, who also mentored the teams along with other members Ms. Archana and Ms. Deepti. JAVATHON-2020 which was set up on Hackerrank platform and held on April 16, 2020 was conducted smoothly and drew enthusiastic participation amidst the lockdown and interaction challenges. The response has encouraged the students and organising faculty to conduct more such events at the state and national levels.
Students got an opportunity to understand an expert’s perspective on software quality. Mr. V Mani who leads the Metrics team in IBM Quality shared his insights about Software Quality drawing on his deep expertise in process models. He shared insights about software quality definition and assurance, quality metrics, and defect management. The online guest lecture organised by the department of MCA was held on April 9, 2020.
As the global tourism and travel industry is passing through an unprecedented crisis a look at the various dimensions of the Indian context gave a realistic picture of the industry to the students. The veterans of the industry shared their insights about the future of tourism, trends in sales and marketing and the career opportunities for the students. The speakers included Mr. Anurag Gupta-Secretary-SKAL Bengaluru, Chief Architect-Indian International Travel Exhibition, Mr. Raj Andrade- Chief Commercial Officer-Air India, SATS Airport Services, Mr. Saravanan Dhanabalu- Group General Manager-ITC Fortune Hotels, Mr.Niranjan Bhargava-Managing Director-Traveler’s & Choice & Hon.Secretary ofTravel Agents Association of India and Mr. Mithun R Krishnan-Head-Asia Market-Windows DMC, Vietnam and PES alumnus of 2008-2012 batch. The speakers shared their views about the present situation with a focus on safety, security and hygiene in the hospitality industry, data analysis for travel prediction, acceptability prediction of travel and revenue management after the pandemic is overcome. Dr J Surya Prasad was the guest of honour for the webinar. Prof V Jayakumar welcomed the attendees and Dr Vijay Kumar offered the opening remarks. The webinar organised by the department of hospitality and event management was held on April 16, 2020.
Are we in a life threatening situation?
No, As per current data, global mortality rate of COVID19 is around 5% or only 50 people could die out of 1000 (For India its around: 2.9%). remaining 950+ people will recover with the help of adequate medical care
Just imagine you are one among those 950+ people!
Nevertheless, make sure you are following strictly all the guidelines regarding COVID19 like hygiene practice, social distancing, staying at home, etc
What ‘if I get affected’ by COVID19?
Follow the guidelines of GOI regarding COVID19 issued from time to time.
Be aware of your feelings like guilt, regret etc. These feelings make you feel depressed and affect your recovery rate
Focus on your strength to fasten your recovery.
Kindly note that what ‘if I don’t get affected’ (bcz, ‘what if’ is anxiety eliciting thinking pattern!)
Watch your emotions: Your fear could escalate your perception of the risk involved and anger makes you perceive the risk less, makes you highly vulnerable
What if one of my parent get affected…
Again anxiety eliciting thinking pattern!! Drop the thought process
If they get affected by COVID19, still I ask you to stay calm and follow guidelines and do as per the medical advice
Remember that you are not alone. The entire Government machinery/medical fraternity is with you or with your parent in the recovery process!
Am I doing enough to prevent it?
Do as much as possible! Hand hygiene, social distancing…
Remember that no human being can change his habit suddenly!
It takes lot of effort in terms of being aware of it, stay calm, practice it again and again
Stay calm and slow down!( I emphasize stay calm because your anxiety will make you do the opposite, where you touch your eyes, nose and mouth more often!)
Feel that you are under control. Feeling of loss of control makes you feel guilty, hopeless and worthless
How to improve my immunity?
It takes time and it is a gradual process!
Nutritious food, sleep, exercises, and positive thinking will take time to enhance your immunity
Not to worry: Doing some thing is better than nothing! Start now and feel good within yourself!
We talk about the importance of media in the society, and nation’s development. But the irony is too much of media exposure-especially digital and social media will make you feel distressed
The research says that people with the highest exposure to media coverage of negative incidents experienced more acute stress than who actually exposed to the real incidents!!
So lesser the media, higher your ability to study!
Motivation to study depends…
Your performance will be high, if your course matches:
Aptitude (your CET/PESSAT score, approximately)
Personality & Discipline
Set goals: Both short term and long term
Short term goals depends upon:
Your goals should be realistic
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In a recent industry trend, many retail companies are showing a preference for hospitality graduates. Mr. Vivek Jothiani, Business Head – Operations, SPAR India, a PES alumnus of 2008 batch of hospitality program, explained how such students are groomed and their attitude is tuned to fit well with the opportunities in the retail sector. The guest lecture delivered online on PES University’s video platform on April 10, 2020 was accessed by the students of BHEM program from their homes.
The Department of MCA, during the time of Nation-wide lockdown, has shown a gesture of one-ness. All the staff members and students along with their family members, participated in the call made by our Prime Minister Modiji, to light up lamps/Diyas on 5th April 2020 at 9 pm for 9 minutes.
In the time of social-distancing, all the staff members, students and their family members came together on the digital platform to express their gratitude towards the Doctors for their selfless service in this pandemic season.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor - PES University and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor -PES University met Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka at Home Office "KRISHNA" this morning at 10:00 AM and contributed Rs. 3 crores to Chief Minister's Relief Fund COVID-19 and Rs. 2 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) totalling to Rs. 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that PES University has done its bit to strengthen the hands of the Central and State Governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from this PES University has extended food and shelter to all labours who came for construction work at Electronics City campus and Ring Road campus from neighbouring states.
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.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Advisor to the Government of Karnataka on Educational Reforms (Cabinet Ranking) occupied his office at Vidhana Soudha Room No 260 today after performing a simple pooja.
Dr. H P Khincha Former Vice-Chancellor VTU, Belagavi, Dr. Siddappa Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Dr. J Suryaprasad , Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Dr Lokesha A, OSD and Ex-officio Joint Secretary to Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, officials from Government of Karnataka Secretariat, academicians and representatives from the press and media took part in the pooja.
It can be recalled that Dr. M R Doreswamy ji worked right from the first day of his appointment from his own office at PES University-Hanumantha Nagar campus and also one of his recommendations of MLAs and MLCs adopting 3 government schools was included in the budget.
Even today after the pooja, he started deliberations of education reforms in primary, secondary and higher education with the pioneers in academia.
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 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.
Members of the Music Club in collaboration with CMS and Aatmatrisha performed the chartbuster songs of the country’s top singers. Rohan Ajay, Nalin Saxena, Lakshmi Narayan, Satvik Nath, Yoshitha and Manasa Upadhyaya regaled the audience with their versions at the OAT on Feb 26, 2020.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about managing funds and investment approach for a successful future. Mr. Dipak Shodhan, an alumnus of PES and founder of Achievers Academy shared his insights about achieving financial success through proper investments at the right time. The event organised by Department of Hospitality and Event Management was held on Feb 28, 2020.
Taran Thrivikraman and Animesh built Doctor's Scribe that supports the doctor by reducing the time they spend on writing patient reports and reading long patient histories. The software application was adjudged as the best student project in the Student Project Showcase at 9th IEEE International conference on cloud Computing in Emerging Markets. The workshop offered an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to do more effective and impactful student projects as part of their requirements of an academic degree in areas of applying these technologies in assuaging problems in contemporary emerging markets. The workshop as a prelude to the conference was held on Feb 29, 2020 at The Oterra, Electronics City, Bangalore.
The 25 th anniversary of Uday Shankar Ballet and Dance Festival was organised by Shruthi Mandal at Jaipur, Rajasthan, on 26 th February 2020. The event was organised in memory of Sri. Uday Shankar, the legend of Indian Dance and choreographer, Padma Vibhushan awardee and Sangeet Nataka Akademi award winner. It is our pride to announce that, Ms. Chaitra, from 2 nd semester MCA, presented her Kuchipudi dance performance during the event, representing Shambhavi School of Dance Ensemble. Ms. Chaitra is practicing the art for 15 years.
“Time and tide wait for none”, as the saying goes, the students of MCA decided to prove it wrong. It was a new activity on campus that invited students to capture the time and freeze it in the memory lanes of the Department of MCA.
As part of the Extended week day activity, the department had organized the Photography contest. A large number of students came up with their DSLR hanging around to participate. Many of them wanted to try with their mobile cameras. A few of them had even got additional lens to fit in to their mobile camera for the best possible shot.
The theme given to the students for the Photography contest was “The Beginning”. From the large number of photos received, a few were shortlisted. The best two photographs were selected for the top two positions. A consolation prize was also declared which had shared the same number of points.
Continuing the long standing legacy of spreading education to the real world- a vision of Dr. M. R Doreswamy, Advisor, Education Reforms, Govt. Of Karnataka, Founder Chairman-PES Institutions and Chancellor-PESU, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering initiated a Computer Awareness Program, aptly named Jagruthi, for the students of Government High School, Dodderi, Bangalore South District.
Since 2018, the department is conducting internal audit of available assets in the laboratories on regular basis. During the course of the same it was observed that 8 obsolete desktops were available but in working condition. The Chairperson, Dr. Anuradha M, proposed to identify any Government school wherein the same can be used for the beginners. The faculty of the Department Prof. Sunita M S and Prof. Hema N, identified a Government High School at Dodderi, Bangalore South District, visited the school and informed them about the proposal. The school teachers were happy and requested for suitable furniture to establish a computer lab and also a projector.
In line with the requirements, a proposal was made to the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Operating Officer. The Management approved the donation of these 8 obsolete desktops of the ECE department. They were generous enough to also donate 6 Desks, 1 Table, 8 Chairs and 1 Projector. The computer lab facility was set up in the school on Thursday 5 th March 2020 by the faculty with the help of Mr. Mohan, Instructor and Mr. Chandra Shekhar, Attendant.
The Program was conducted on Friday 6th March 2020 which was a full-day activity comprising of General Knowledge Quiz, Basic knowledge of Computers and Hands-On training on MS Word. Prof. Sunita M. S and Prof. Hema N along with 4th and 6th Sem ECE students Monisha, Sushmitha, Archana, Deeksha, Ajay and Jeevan conducted the activities for 59 students of 8th, 9th and 10th standard students.
Mid-day Meals, Chocolates, Note Books and Pens were provided to all students and the teachers of the school which made them extremely happy. The teachers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to our University for having chosen their school to do this activity. It also brought a lot of satisfaction to all volunteers of the Department. As advised by our VC, the students and faculty will be visiting the school frequently and continue the training.
We the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering express our sincere gratitude to Prof. D. Jawahar, CEO, PES Institutions and Pro-chancellor, PESU, Dr. J Suryaprasad Vice-Chancellor, PESU, Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions, Dr. K. S. Sridhar, Registrar, PESU and Dr. V. Krishna, Dean (Student affairs) PESU for their support in organizing such an event.
The 7th of March saw Aatmatrisha 2020’s Pro Nite, the most awaited and anticipated day in the Aatmatrisha calendar. Pro Nites of the previous years have seen artists such as Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, but this year was the first time we had such an electrifying duo, the famous Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and Indian Rock Fusion band Thaikuddam Bridge. The show took off at 6pm with the Thaikudam Bridge performing energetic numbers and making the crowd cheer with excitement. This band guaranteed the audience not one moment of silence. The whole crowd sang along in merriment and enjoyment. After this amazing performance Benny Dayal took the stage at 7.30pm and lit it on fire with the most amazing songs. The crowd danced from the very beginning to the end. He sang songs from every decade and audiences sang with him automatically.These artists guaranteed an unforgettable performances well past sunset. All together it was a festival that everyone will remember for their lifetime.
The first day of Aatmatrisha 2020 opened with a bang. An approximate crowd of 4000 people had come to participate in a wide spectrum of events that Team Aatmatrisha had to offer. Every nook and corner of college was decorated impeccably by the Creative team. That is not all, at about 6pm on the Mainstage the band 'To Be Decided' kick started Aatmatrisha 2020's Culnite. Followed by a Fashion walk by the Fashion Team of PES University. The Music club performed a set of songs and ended with the Official Aatmatrisha song composed by the team.Team Trance, Sanskriti and Encore lit the stage on fire and entertained the crowd for approximately an hour. To end it all off Dr. V Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs went up on stage to introduce the Core team to the vast crowd of about 5000 students. The night ended with a DJ performance.
Team Aatmatrisha promised a night that would be remembered and delivered.
Aatmatrisha 2020 was officially inaugurated on the 5th of March at 5:20 pm with the opening ceremony being held in the Dr.M R Doreswamy auditorium at PES University. The event begun with a soulful invocation by Rashmi, a student at PESU.
Dr. V Krishna presented a heartful and enthusiastic welcome address where he spoke about the phenomenon that AT is.
The dignitaries then went on to invoke the blessing of the lord by lighting the lamp.
The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. Keremane Shivananda Hegde, the presiding chief guest of the event. He motivated the gathering and spoke about the pristine art that Yakshagana is.
Next, Dr.M R Doreswamy took the stage to speak a few words about the event where he enlightened the crowd with his words of wisdom.
The music video of the fest was launched next. Needless to say, it was well received by all in the audience.
The event concluded with a mind blowing Yakshagana performance by Shree Keremane Shivananda Hegde.
The event left everyone feeling good and excited about the two days of Aatmatrisha yet to come
It is rightly said that there is no age of being an achiever, this thought rightly imposes on Dr. M.R Doreswamy who recently proved his efficiency in the field of education by getting appointed as the Advisor- Education Reforms, Govt. of Education. The educationist who pursued excellence in the field of education, Dr. Doreswamy, was conferred by our Honorable Chancellor Dr. P Shyama Raju on his February 29, 2020 for being one of the greatest pillars in the education systems and Indian society.
The ceremony was attended by all the dignitaries of REVA University along with the guest dignitary who is one of the pillars of REVA University but makes his presence rare, Dr. Shridhar Mitta, Advisory Board Member and of course our Guest of the day, Dr. M.R Doreswamy.
The felicitation ceremony commenced with the huge applause and introduction of the star of the day Dr. M.R Doreswamy by our Vice-Chancellor, Dr. S Y Kulkarni who left no stone untouched to spread the words of appreciation for the guest of the event.
Dr. M.R Doreswamy thanked REVA for giving him so much respect and then appreciated Dr. P Shyama Raju for his continuous effort from the ground level. Dr. Doreswamy then spoke about his journey which he started as a teacher and today also if he gets an opportunity, he never misses and loves to teach. He added, “I taught for more than 40 years and my subject was Economics”. He also advised the faculty of REVA University to enjoy their teaching and students should also enjoy learning. Dr Doreswamy clearly stated that he was stunned by the progress and leap steps taken by REVA University which has in so short a time period soared high. He stated clear that REVA must focus on international partnerships and invite faculty and students from abroad to come and study in the mini USA campus created by Dr P Shyama Raju.
He concluded his speech by saying that a person should never forget 3 Ms in life – Mother who is a personification of god, Mother Tongue and Mother Land. Also, appreciated Bangalore city as being the most employable and education-oriented city.
Dr. P Shyama Raju, Chancellor, REVA University, thanked Dr. M.R Doreswamy for being so kind and appreciating REVA. He also made it clear that REVA has already invited students from Universities abroad and as a practice, students from select countries are trained at REVA UIIC and another cohort of students from Universities in the UK and Spain will be attended the Summer Schools offered by REVA School of Architecture and School of Performing Arts. The event was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Shubha, Director, Commerce and Management.
March 4 saw a fun filled and culturally enriching day at PES University. As a part of the Maatrubhasha Diwas celebrations 'Nammane Sangeetha' which included Meghana Bhat, Rashmi Shashank, Shashank Kalamanji and Pancham Halabandi on the vocals.
They were accompanied by Punyesh on keyboard Maruti tabla and Umaprasad on rythm pad andcoordinated by Prof. Chidambara Kalamanji performed a compilation of Kannada songs from all genres for two hours. The event which started at 2:10pm started with Dr. V Krishna giving a welcome address highlighting the greatness of Kannada. Later Dr. Chidambara Kalamanji and troupe took over for an absolutely energising performance. The event was attended by many faculty of the PES University Ring Road Campus. The event was also graced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad. The event went up to almost 5:00pm. Students and faculty alike were up on their toes and sang to the numbers played by the troupe.
To revive the memories of childhood and enjoy traditional games, the department of MCA organised inter semester Lagori games. The second semester team emerged as the winners in the final game held at PESU RR campus on Feb 11, 2020.
PES University nurtures academic excellence among students by identifying and rewarding meritorious students every semester. Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship for Aug-Dec 2019 semester were announced at an impressive ceremony. The meritorious students were felicitated by distinguished guests, Mr Sameer Garde, President Cisco- India and SAARC and Mr Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director and Lead, Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture. 195 students were awarded Prof CNR Rao Scholarships of nearly Rs. 60 lakhs. 1,457 students received Dr MRD Merit Scholarships amounting to Rs. 4 crore 70 lakhs. 2713 students won distinction awards of close to Rs 27 lakhs.
Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships are awarded to top 2% of students in all programs of study for scoring cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9 and above. The scholars get a tuition fee waiver to the tune of 25% for the subsequent year. Dr MRD Scholarships are awarded to top 20% of students for securing semester grade point average (SGPA) of 8.5 and above. Distinction awards are received by students securing an SGPA of more than 7.75.
The special message sent by Prof CNR Rao wishing the meritorious students a great future in whatever they choose to do, was read out on the occasion. Prof D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, in his address, recollected the first scholarship award function, by the PES institution a few decades back, which was Rs five hundred each for twenty eight students. That was the beginning of the tradition of awarding scholarships which has reached an amount of Rs 10 crores this year. He looked forward to realising the vision of seeing PES University as rated as one among the top ten universities of the country within the next five years. He believed that the achievements of the students have a large role to play in achieving the goal. Mr Sameer Garde reminisced about scoring 10 grade points as an undergraduate and shared his thoughts about the life and career ahead for the students. He felt that doing what the heart tells and focusing one’s energy on the journey can make a career fulfilling. He observed that and as a professional the ideas one comes up with are key to becoming a leader. The year 2020, according to him marks the dawn of a new era in technology and termed the present time and future, especially for the students as magical. Mr Mohan Sekhar admired the role of PES University in preparing the students for professional careers, specifically the initiative to familiarise the students with new technologies like machine learning and AI, irrespective of the branches of study. He was happy to see large number of girls winning awards especially when diversity is a key focus area for the industry. Speaking of the expectations of the industry, he highlighted the importance of customer focus, innovation and effective communication. He felt that innovation is at the heart of everything that’s happening in the industry. He appreciated the university’s setting up of an advanced gym on campus as staying physically active he felt, is no less important.
Dr J Suryaprasad Vice Chancellor in his opening remarks introduced the guests. Dr K Sridhar, Registrar delivered the vote of thanks. The auditorium was abuzz with activity as 4365 students received the cheques and merit certificates.
Times B-School Survey 2020 ranked PES University at 26th place in India, 1st in Karnataka and 3rd in South India. The survey results are the outcome of methodical analysis covering desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating.
PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.
“Individual and institutional capacity building and empowerment is the hallmark of a vibrant academic institution. They define the quality of educational services and outcomes of the institution.” Dr M R Doreswamy explores the different dimensions of mentoring and how it could be utilised as a human performance and institutional services-booster in the article published in Deccan Herald dated Feb 27, 2020.
PES University, on the 28th of February hosted comedy's rising star, winner of Comicstaan, Akash Gupta for an evening of standup comedy. With countless laughs and hilarious comical anecdotes from Akash's life, the event was a massive success. Akash captivated the audience with his original and observational brand of humour.
The event began with an opening act by PES University's very own comedy group, the BisibeleBois, an emerging improv team in the Bangalore circuit.The group started their interactive bit 'Movie Masala' at 4:15pm and the bit ran up to 4:50pm.
Akash performed to a sold out auditorium who absolutely loved his comedy. Geeta, a fresher said "I've been to many stand-up performances. Akash has been the best so far. Unapologetically observant, the man is".
The event concluded at 6:00pm with a standing ovation from the entire audience and a token of appreciation was presented to Akash by McDonald's India. With an audience of 1600 people, we would term the Comedy Evening with Aakash Gupta a grand success.
A fantastic start to the fun that's about to go down at Aatmatrisha 2020.
Two day faculty enrichment program got underway to celebrate National Science Day to mark the discoveries of Indian physicist, Sir C V Raman. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, suggested the importance of faculty enrichment programs and the need to learn new things, sharing knowledge and understanding the subject. Prof. K J Rao, Emeritus Professor, SSCU, IISc, shared insights about the Raman effect and the way science works. He spoke about the clusters of galaxies and was proud of India for its contribution to the theory of black hole, and the participation of Indians in Large Hadron Collider [LHC] and LIGO. Dr. C L Shylaja, Deputy Director, PU education, addressed the gathering. The event also witnessed the presence and participation of academicians and resource persons from various institutions. Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor, Prof M V Sathyanarayana, Director, HN campus Dr. A V Chandrashekar , Chairperson, Department of Commerce and Management, Dr. C Narayana Reddy, Principal, PES college graced the occasion. The two day faculty enrichment program was organised by the department of physics, PES institution at PES University, in association with the department of Pre University education on 28 February, 2020.
Inchara Narayan won a gold medal in 10 km category at 3rd SFI National Open Water Swimming Championship 2020. The competition is a qualifying event for world junior open water aquatic championship conducted by FINA, the world swimming federation. Inchara is a second semester B.Tech (ECE) student. The contest was held in Shivamogga, Karnataka on Feb 15-16, 2020.
Roshini Pushparaj secured first place in the short essay category for her essay titled The Evolution Scandal. The article was also published in Architecture + Design, an Indian Journal of Architecture, February 2020 issue. Roshini, 8th sem student of Architecture received the certificate and a cash prize of Rs.25000/- from Habeeb Khan, President of the Council of Architecture and Yatin Pandya, architect, author and activist on Feb 21, 2020 at an award function held at Century Club, Bangalore. The essay writing competition, Essays in Architecture - Analyzing, Imagining and Re-inventing, was organised by Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture.
As part of the Makar Sankranti celebrations, the MCA department organised a kite flying session for students. Dr. Veena S, Chairperson of the department inaugurated the event in which more than 50 students took part. Some students experienced kite flying for first time and those skilled in the game took the kites high in the sky. The sight of kites of different colours, shapes and sizes, high in the air was mesmerising. The message of freedom and growth with strings of responsibilities attached to the ground was loud and clear at this event held at PESU RR campus on Jan 28, 2020.
The participants performed dances in various styles that included ballet, hip hop, Bharatanatyam. The dance competition was aimed at encouraging them to express themselves in the art from of their choice. The contest was won by Poorvi (first), Girish G N (second) and Sachin Nayak (third). Team Sanskrithi, Team Encore and Team Trance organised the event at OAT on Jan 30, 2020.
The members of Dhruva Club organised an interaction for the students of first year in PES University. K Vijay, a PES alumnus was the key speaker. The seminar “Know your true self” was aimed at enhancing the personality of students to look at the world in a positive perspective and be ready to face the challenges of life. The talk inspired the participants to work towards realising their hidden potential and achieving the goals set for oneself and the welfare of society. Students actively participated in sharing their experiences with facing the challenges in life and how they overcame them. The event was held at PESU RR campus on Feb 7, 2020.
From left to right (above) Mr B Ganesh, Manager, University Collaboration Team, Nokia, Dr V Krishna, Dean Student Affairs, Dr TSB Sudarshan, Dean Research, Dr KS Sridhar, Registrar, Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice Chancellor, Ms Ponni, University Collaboration lead, Nokia, Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Dept of ECE, Dr B.K. Keshavan , Dean Engineering & Technology, Prof M Rajasekar, Nokia Faculty Champion, Dept of ECE, PES University
PES University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nokia Solutions & Networks, Bangalore, India for collaborating with Nokia for various technology-related activities in various domains of mutual interest. PES University has been a preferred University partner for Nokia over several years in the past and has now formally reinforced this association through an MoU. Some of the planned activities of interest to students and faculty range from visits to some of Nokia’s largest research labs in Bangalore, Internships opportunities, working on cutting-edge research projects, Credit-courses within PES campus, Tech-talks in the campus, opportunities to participate in various University related activities held at Nokia to full-time recruitment opportunity for students. Both Vice Chancellor, PES University and the Nokia University Collaboration Lead (& the Mobile Networks Telco cloud & SRN Lead) expressed their enthusiasm to support & promote various academic activities of mutual interest. From PES University the MoU was signed by Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice Chancellor, PES University & Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Department of ECE. Ms Ponni, Nokia University Collaboration Lead and Mr Rajesh Krishna, Nokia Bangalore Technology Center Controller signed on behalf of Nokia Solutions & Networks, India.
PES University’s Badminton women’s team emerged as the winner at Riviera 2020. The other games in which PES University registered impressive wins included third place in women’s basketball and throwball and men’s table tennis and chess. Riviera 2020, the international cultural and sports fest of Vellore Institute of Technology, saw participation in over 129 events by 38,000 students from 700 universities and colleges from 30 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. The four day annual cultural extravaganza got underway on February 14, 2020 on the VIT campus in Vellore.
Team Haya, focused on designing, fabrication and testing of race cars started the year with stellar performances in BAJA SAE 2020, Enduro Student India 2020 and Formula Bharat 2020. The BAJA SAE 2020, Natrax, Pithampur held from Jan 22-26 inspired brilliant minds to come up with mind boggling innovations and developments to create a better version of vehicles. Team Haya bagged 19th overall all India ranking, 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. The team bagged all India rankings of 5th in Manoeuvrability, 8th in Endurance, 10th in Design and 34th in Virtuals. Enduro Student India 2020, an off-road student design competition that tests engineering students on practical aspect of building something with their own hands and team management was held at Talegaon, Pune from Feb 6-10. Team Haya put up top-notch performance to emerge all India 1st in SprintX, was adjudged all India 2nd in cost with 1st in South India; all India 3rd in Business with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Endurance with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Acceleration with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 6th in manoeuvrability with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. Formula Bharat 2020, the engineering design competition in which students from colleges and universities all over the country, compete with a life-size formula-style vehicle was held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from Jan 22-26. Team Haya logged impressive leads to come 5th pan India out of 56 teams, 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 3rd in Cost and Manufacturing event with 1st in South India; came 4th in Business Presentation with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; came 4th in Endurance with 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 4th in Autocross with 2nd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka and also pocketed the Best Driver Award. Team Haya is geared to raise the bar on innovation in design and excellence in fabrication in the upcoming competitions.
Formula Bharat 2020 is a Formula SAE event, which is an intensive student design competition. The electric category of the contest covered mechanical inspection, accumulator inspection, electrical inspection, and brake test. The teams were entitled to points from static events such as presentation on costs, business plan presentation and design. Of the Seventeen teams that were eligible to participate in the event after the completion of reports submission phase, Vega racing electric was ranked 9th overall in the electric category of FB2020 held from January 21-27, 2020.
The students got an opportunity to develop a game in 3D. The workshop focused on game development using Unity 3d platform. The prerequisites for the workshop were familiarity with Unity 3d and Visual Studio Code. The workshop covered all aspects from coding in C# to the exploration of Unity editor and asset stores. The Unity Workshop conducted by Sourabh Sood, Software Engineer at Moonfrog Labs on Feb 5, 2020.
The Students of Hospitality and Event Management won multiple prizes at Outlook 2020 organised by Oriental School of Hotel Management, Waynad. Ghagan was declared best manager, Pooviah won first prize in flower arrangement, Sandeep and Pooviah won second place in vegetable carving, Krithi and Dhruva won second place product marketing, and Vijaylakshmi, Keerthana, Sandeep, Gynanesh and Dhruva won second place in culturals.
The annual ideation competition brought forth innovative ideas about using technology for social change that included water conservation, traffic management, sustainability, AI/ML in Agriculture. First place, was won by team BogARt of Shreya and Harshita, PES University students of CSE, for their idea to develop a VR application to create objects and environment that would help people face their worst fears and overcome them. Second place was won by team Yoga Guide consisting of Khushei, PES University student of CSE, for her idea of using point based motion tracking for teaching Yoga. Third place was won by team Agriculture Upliftment of Venkat and Jayant, PES University students of ECE, for using a tech stack to help farmers with crop growth and farming optimisations. Team Virtual Companies, consisting of Akshay SP, PES University student of CSE won a consolation prize for the idea of creating virtual environments to simulate companies. Team Old is Gold, consisting of Samridhi of PES University student of CSE, that was about helping the aged community participate in social development programs won a consolation prize. The jury members included Mr. Vinod Paranjpe, from Nokia’s University Collaboration Team, Dr. RG Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Chairperson of the S&H Department, Dr Saumya Adhikari, Professor in the ECE Department and Prof. M Rajasekar, Associate Professor in the ECE Department. PES Innovation Lab (formerly the Microsoft Innovation lab) conducted Incito 2020, annual ideation competition open for all engineering colleges, during Jan-Feb 2020.
Rasa Prashne 2019, quiz program for school children from Vajarahalli, Srinagar, Veerabhadranagar, Tataguni, Muthurayanagar was organised by the students in the Biotechnology department. Three rounds of quiz were conducted on general knowledge, literature and sports and entertainment. The winners were felicitated with books and gifts. The program was held on the campus on Jan 18, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to understand the safety and hygiene standards expected by the government for a well functioning industry. The training helped them know more about the best way to process food and raw materials in an industry kitchen. The training for students of hospitality and event management program was held on Feb 7, 2020
Om Malviya and Jignesh Vasoya of TEZOS India Foundation shared their insights about Blockchain. Tezos, a blockchain that can evolve through self-amendment, aims to drive social, political, and economic innovation on a global scale. The participants got hands-on experience on TEZOS tools. The workshop was organised by IEEE team on Feb 9, 2020.
Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, MBA Department received the award for Best Paper in Pedagogical Innovations for the paper titled Co-creation for continuous learning at MARKCON2020, Marketing Ecosystems and Innovations. The nomination was submitted in three parts: nomination details, innovation statement and annexures. The final round involved quizzing by the jury of Dr. Moutusy Maity, Professor-Marketing, IIM-Lucknow and Dr. Tapan Sarker, Griffith University, Australia. The International conference, open for faculty in marketing domain was held from 9-11 January, 2020 at IBA, Bangalore.
ARIVU 2020 – a 5K run, Cancer Conquered? Almost! drew enthusiastic participation of students and staff. The running event aims to create awareness about cancer. The total registration amount was donated to an NGO in Bengaluru committed to preventing cancer. The second edition of the event was organised by the Department of Management Studies on February 14, 2020.
Team Ninaada kicked off events for 2020 with a unique fusion concert, The Mathias Project. The concert featured Amit Nadig on the flute, Matthias Schrielf on the trumpet, Anoor Vinod Shyam on the mridangam and Sunaad Anoor on the khanjira. The show started with Mallari, a serene and calming experience like the light tinkling of the morning bells at a temple. A number of power packed numbers followed which included flavours of folk, Carnatic and Hindustani forms of art. The rendition of Sarasa Samadana a famous Krithi in Kapi Narayani was enrapturing. The mellifluous rendition by Amit Nadig was complemented by the unique sound of Matthias’ trumpet. A string of harmonies introduced the audience to a rare form of German-Irish folk music. The icing on the cake was the thunderous konnukol face-off by the brilliant performers, Sunaad Anoor and Vinod Shyam who played their instruments effortlessly and lifted the entire concert to a different level. The music concert presided over by Dr VK Krishna, Dean Student affairs was held on Jan 17, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to watch the acclaimed documentary Wild Karnataka on large screen. The audience took pride in the fact that one of the film-makers was Kalyan Varma, mechanical engineering graduate of 2001 batch of PES University. Over 1200 students enjoyed the beautiful visuals and never-seen-before perspective on the wildlife of Karnataka. The screening was organised by Pixels Photography club on Feb 11, 2020.
Central Library, PES University in association with IEEE organised IEEE Xplore new interface user awareness session. Mr.Subhash Reddy, Librarian introduced the resource person Dr. Dhanu Pattanashetti, IEEE Client Services Manager to the participants comprising students and faculty members. Dr. Dhanu presented the salient features of IEEE Xplore, upgraded version and demonstrated the methods to find relevant information for literature, project, placement support, and innovative ideas from IEEE papers and relevant publications. Dr.Dhanu Pattanashetti emphasised how students can derive benefits from IEEE networking and their association with subject matter experts. The PES University library plans to organise an IEEE technical writing session in the coming weeks. The program held on February 5, 2020 concluded with a quiz and distribution of exciting prizes from IEEE.
The launch event of Samarpana with the unfurling of the banner atop F Block featured performances by Music Club and Team Sanskriti. As a tribute to the brave Indian soldier's, Samarpana Run, the annual event welcomes participants of all age groups to take part in long-distance running, the proceeds of which are donated to martyr families. The event enables interaction with jawans and their families. Dr. Suryaprasad J, Vice-Chancellor Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs and Prof. S V Venkatesh graced the launch event with the participation of over 200 enthusiastic students on January 27, 2020.
Team Aatmatrisha set the ball rolling with Artist Unveiling event, revealing the identities of Aatmatrisha 2020’s headlining artists. A large flyer revealed the stand-up comedian for the event as Akash Gupta and for Pro-Nite the team announced Benny Dayal and Thaikkudam Bridge as headlining performer. The event saw the in-house DJ kewcumber taking control of the turntable and playing a mix of his own tracks and popular hits. Dr. J Suryaprasad and Dr. V Krishna presented the core team with the core team ID cards ad addressed the gathering at the fun filled interaction on January 31, 2020.
The Alcoding Coding challenge, a two-stage coding competition sponsored by Danske IT was inaugurated by the chairperson of department of CSE, Dr Shylaja SS, Prof. Channa Bankapur and Mr Tatha Desigan fo Danske IT. 410 teams with 900+ participants registered for the challenge. After three hours of intense coding the top three teams that stayed ahead and won prize money of 35,000 INR were: first place, Input_he_output of RV College of Engineering; second place, Chaiwaale of National Institute of Technology - Surathkal and third place, Zeta of B.M.S College of Engineering. The event was held on January 2 and 29, 2020.
In the Bangalore edition of the Tata Crucible quiz, India's largest business quiz, PES University students walked away with winner and runner up prizes. This is the first time the same college emerged winner and runner up in Bangalore. Final year students Preetham and Akhil came first, followed by first year students, Sucheth and Chandrachud in the contest held on Feb 1, 2020.
The 47th Annual Athletic Meet was held on 1st February 2020 at PES University Sports Ground, RR Campus, Bangalore. Chief guest, Dr. Rohini Katoch Sepat, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bangalore South advised the students to take responsibility for their choices in life and also suggested that, college life being very crucial and important, has to be enjoyed thoroughly and responsibly. Dr. M.R.Doreswamy in his inaugural address spoke about the importance of sports and yoga in a student's life and stressed upon being disciplined in life. Dr.J.Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, Prof.M.V. Sathyanarayana, Director, H.N. Campus, Dr. S. Mohan, Director of Pharmacy and Dr. A.V. Chandrashekar, Chairperson, Department of Commerce and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Principal, P.E.S College and teachers of PES University graced the occasion.
PESU I/O had their SME Alumni meet on Saturday, 1st February, 2020. PESU I/O is a peer-to-peer learning initiative in which Subject Matter Experts (Generally, students from senior years in college) teach courses to the juniors in a diverse spectrum of topics ranging from Course-Curriculars to Extracurriculars.
With over 4000 students, 200+ courses and 170+ SMEs, PESU I/O has conducted 9 slots so far. All the previous SMEs from our slots were addressed by the COO of PES Institutions, Prof. Ajoy Kumar at the prestigious faculty lounge on the 13th floor of Element block.
The event itself was an invaluable opportunity for our Subject Matter Experts to network and interact with each other, laying the foundation for a strong connect between PESU Alumnus in the future. Our "veteran" SMEs used this event as an opportunity to talk about their industrial experience as well as the new ventures they had embarked upon after passing out from college. This provided useful insights as well as inspiration to SMEs currently studying college.
With over 80 attendees from diverse segments of industry as well as students from university, this event was a remarkable success and we hope to have more such alumni meets in the future.
The top nine finalist teams slugged it out after answering twenty tough questions in the written preliminary round. Hrishikesh V and Abhilash emerged winners. The Gaming Quiz, a joint effort of Game Development Club and Quotient Quiz Club which was conducted by quiz masters Anuj Tambwekar and Tejas Srinivasan, was held on January 20, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to know more about types of licenses, excise rules and regulations, fee structure for various business formats in the alcohol industry and rules related to starting a lounge hotel. Mr. Suresh shared practical insights with the students of hospitality and event management in the program on January 16, 2020.
Action Cut, the film making club is started with a vision to create content to learn, understand, perceive and respond to situations in a proper manner. The club Action Cut is a platform for students to develop film making skills, as talent is born but a skill needs to be developed. V. Krishna the Dean, Student Affairs and Harish, HOD, BBA department lit the lamp and inaugurated the club by sounding the clap board at the launch held on January 23, 2020.
National Tourism Day is observed on 25 January to highlight the importance of tourism for the economy of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Meenakshi Gupta believed that tourism in India has amazing potential it is the responsibility of hospitality and event management professionals to build it up to generate revenue. The celebrations at PES University were dedicated towards the 17 Sustainable development goals set by the UN. Vindu 2.0 – a Travelogue was launched in the event. The poster, painting and photography competitions which saw active participation was judged by Mr. Abhishek Dev Kumar an alumnus of 2014 batch. The winners were awarded prizes. The event was held on 24th January 2020.
Over 200 students and staff members of Binny Road police station took out a rally to create awareness among citizens about the importance of following traffic rules.
The Department of Civil Engineering conducted a detailed study and field work on Managing Traffic Congestion On High-density Corridor of Six-route stretch over a period of three months. The final report was handed over by Dr. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University to Dr. Soumyalatha S. K., DCP -Traffic West Division, Bengaluru City. The report is a result of extensive analysis and evaluation by the consulting team of Dr Chandramouli S V, Technical Project Director; Prof J S Vishwas, Technical Project Expert and Coordinator; Prof Ramesh B V and Prof Basavaraj Dhannur, Project Site Incharge and Prof Ramachandra P, Financial and Treasury officer. 56 undergraduate students from PES University Central Campus were part of the project. The report covered road inventory survey, field data analysis, conclusions and recommendations for six-routes: Guruguntepalya-KempegowdaArch, RajajiNagar to Orion Mall, RajajiNagar-DhobhiGhat, Guruguntepalya- Sandal Soap Factory, Verabhadra Signal to Bendre Underpass, RajajiNagar-Sandal Soap Factory. The report on the social development project titled Managing Traffic Congestion On High-density Corridor (Six-route stretch) allocated by Traffic Police Department, Government of Karnataka was handed over on Jan 21, 2020 in an event on PES University campus.
Members of PES Team Aikya organised an interaction of students of the government school in Bhuvaneswari nagar, Binnypet with Mr Yashwanth, to mentally prepare them for the upcoming the Board exams. Mr. Yashwanth, the guest speaker, started with a small activity for the students telling the importance of concentration, presence of mind and living in the moment instead of worrying about the past and the future. He highlighted the importance of education and motivated them to dream big and work towards realising them. In a very engaging way he answered why, what, when and how of studying and taught simple methods of studying and concentrating more effectively. He also touched upon some vital life virtues and explained how valuable it is to keeping up the trust of the people in our lives. He concluded it with an advice about maintaining calm and facing the Board exams without panic. The students many of whom were nervous about the upcoming examination, found the interaction beneficial useful enjoyable. This was PES Team Aikya’s first event and the volunteers look forward to presenting more such socially useful events. The youth Initiative of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Write Angle, the official literary club of PESU, kick-started the semester with its flagship event, the OpenMic, showcasing over 27 performances. The first performance of beatboxing had everyone hooting in support. Spoken word poetry embodying stories of the youth touched hearts. The music band performances got hands clapping and feet tapping. A stand up comedy performance, so naturally performed, got everyone laughing. For the first time, the event had a sports act too!
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at PES University, Bangalore completed 2years.
Coinciding with this, CIE in association with Dept of Management Studies is facilitating an experiential 5-day workshop for students – ‘Building from $0 to $20M Startup’ - by BV Jagadeesh (BVJ), Managing Director for KAAJ Venture and serial-entrepreneur from Silicon Valley.
BV Jagadeesh is a Silicon Valley legend - serial entrepreneur, VC, deep tech guru, philanthropist, educator all rolled into one. To list a few of his ventures: Exodus – first datacenter company to IPO in 1998, Netscaler (President/CEO) acquired by Citrix, Scaled Nutanix to $1.2B and took it public, took Yodlee public and more. He also shares his rich experience and knowledge at several prestigious universities: Wharton, Univ of Michigan, IIT and now at PES University!
This 5-day workshop was inaugurated on Jan 27th by PES University Pro-Chancellor Jawahar. This workshop will take the selected aspiring student entrepreneurs on a journey of converting an idea to a startup valued at $20M+ and cover various aspects of creating and running successful startups.
4th International Staff Tournament was organized by Department of Physical Education & Sports at PES University from Jan 20 to 23, 2020. Staff members from more than 35 Engineering Colleges actively participated in this mega event including University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya from Sri Lanka Tyagarajan College of Engineering, Coimbatore and Manipal Institution of Technology and Kasturba Medical College from Manipal. Badminton and Cricket were major sports in this event.
Results as mentioned below:
Winners- Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bangalore.
Runners- University of Colombo , Sri Lanka.
● Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Winners- Dr. C V Raman College, Davangere.
Runners- BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.
● Badminton(Below 40 category, Men):
Winners- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Runners- Kasturbha Medical Hospital, Manipal.
● Badminton (Women):
Winners- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Runners- RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
● Best player awards:
Best Batsman - Mr. Girish, PES University.
Best bowler - Mr. Chetan V, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology.
Best All-rounder - Mr. Suresh Priyanta, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Veereah K, Dr. C V Raman College of Engineering.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Chetan K N, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
Ms. Apeksha Embuldeniya, University of Kelinia, Sri Lanka.
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.
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).
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.
Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor, PES University presented the welcome address.
Dr. Suma Sudheendra, renowned Veena exponent, hoisted the National Flag and spoke on the cultural values and said it is important for students to be proud of India. She stressed that the rich and diverse culture of India reflect and shape values, beliefs, and aspirations and said it defines our national identity. She recalled her interactions with PESians who had volunteered during SAAC1980’s at her recent USA tour and said they were all in eminent positions at premier IT industries. She expressed PES’s key role in shaping their future. She also marked that PESians are serving the State, Bharat and the Global Village – World. She called upon young PESians to take up initiatives including conservation of environment by volunteering for plastic free campus, home, city, state and there by Swaach Bharat. The 3 C’s namely: Commitment, Consistency and Courage will play a vital role in the success of the individual and thereby the nation she added. Finally, she spoke on her "India Music Experience museum", FOURTH museum in the world dedicated to music which runs on the formula of ‘see, hear, touch and discover’ which is a must-visit for music buffs and extended an invite to all PESians.
On the same occasion FITNESS CENTER at PES University with full fledged health club equipment, gym trainers and facilities for group exercise classes, freestyle training & much more was inaugurated by Ms. Priya Shah
Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-chancellor of PES University, in his Presidential address spoke on the progress of PES University and his vision of making it one among the top Ten Universities in the years ahead. He said Students, Teachers and Infrastructure have been three pillars of PES since inception and it will continue to be. PES is committed to its core values Perseverance, Excellence and Service he added. He also articulated his Vision and expectations from the Stakeholders by stating that “they are the key people to turn expectations into reality”.
Mr. Ashwin H, alumnus of PES University was felicitated for scoring 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019.
Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar, PES University delivered the vote of thanks.
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.
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.