PES University RR Campus

  • Global Student Leadership Initiative

    Lead, Engage, Advance, and Drive student enrichment activity demonstrated the importance of the value of cultural exchange, towards achieving peace and unity among participants. Evangeline E. Timbang, CHE , Assistant Dean-University of Santo Tomas-Philippines and Prof.Kandappan- Associate Professor-Taylor’s University,Malaysia addressed the gathering and shared their insights about promoting global leadership, collaboration and cooperation. The first inter-university students extension activity in South East Asia attended by students PES University, Taylor’s University, Malaysia and University of Santo Tomas, Philippines was hosted on Zoom platform on Nov 27, 2021.

  • Bootstrap session for students of MCA program

    The Bootstrap session featured interactions on technical, social responsibility and personality development topics. Dr. Keshavan B K, Dean Engineering, Guest of Honour gave the welcome speech and advised the students to work on inter-disciplinary projects. Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar, PESU and Dean, Placements presided over the function. He advised the students to consider their inception as a countdown and not the beginning of making a great career. Dr. Veena S, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Applications, briefed about the 3-day Bootstrap activity. Prof. CNR Rao Scholarships and Prof. MRD Scholarships were awarded to the program toppers of the MCA 2020. Mr. Manish Singh, Founder and CEO, Innovators Bay Technologies, alumnus of PES and chief guest of the event spoke about the technology trends and how the curriculum would help the freshers in making a better career. He also stressed upon innovation and at the same time, pursuing one’s hobbies. The event was followed by bridge course on computer fundamentals conducted by Mr. Santosh Katti, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Computer Applications which covered simple logic building skills, Algorithms and Flowcharts. It was followed by session on Academic Excellence – Motivation to Success, by a professional trainer Mr. Pramod Nataraj, from Disha, a NGO that provides training to students and faculty. He illustrated experimenting with truth. The sessions included Time Management, Stress Management, physical activities and interactions leading to academic excellence and motivational thoughts. The second day of the Bootstrap event included a bridge-course on Data- Structures using C, by Dr. Lekha, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Computer Applications. It was followed by a visit to an Ashram, Sawan Durbar, off Uttarahalli-Kengeri Road, Bengaluru. The inmates of the Ashram conducted a session on Values of life and demonstrated the concept of service. A group of students were made to till the land for harvesting the rain water and plantation. Another group of students assisted construction of the road using mud and jelly stones. Another group of students cemented the water leakages in the water passages. The students were introduced to honey bee cultivation and the honey extraction process. A workshop on building and hosting online resume was conducted by senior students Mr. Atishay Jain, Ms. Soundarya J and Mr. Tushar Ankit. The students were introduced to web hosting technologies and WordPress. The third day of the Bootstrap activity started with bridge-courses on Data Structures using C, conducted by Dr. Lekha and Introduction to Operating Systems”, by Dr. Thenmozhi, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Computer Applications. The motivational session Mr. Veerendra R. Sachin, a Corporate Trainer Beyond all limits touched upon preparation for placements and confidence building. He also spoke about ethics during interviews, Team and Time Management and Dreaming big. In conclusion he said, “thinking out of the box and hard work, can make anyone an entrepreneur”. Students, Mr. Siddharth and Ms. Suhruta conducted an IT- Quiz on Kahoot platform. Mr. Parikshit and Mr.Pallav conducted a workshop on Computer Hardware assembly and laptop upgrading challenges. The Department of Computer Applications organised the Bootstrap program for the fresh batch of students of MCA program on November 25, 2021.


  • PES University students at National Conference of Law Students

    On the occasion of 72nd Constitution Day, the Lok Sabha Secretariat organised a National Conference of Law Students in association with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in the Central Hall, Parliament of India. Students from Faculty of Law, Charvi Devprakash, Chiranjeev K G, Geetha Shree S, Spandana Reddy and Vaibhav Burad under the guidance of Prof. Udayasimha N.G represented PES University. Vaibhav Burad delivered a speech on Separation of powers as enshrined in the Indian Constitution in the Central Hall, Parliament of India. The dignitaries included Mr. Om Birla, Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. PP Chaudhary, Chairperson of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs, Mr. Sushil Kumar Modi, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR. The dignitaries addressed the students and spoke about issues ranging from the quality of legal education in the country, to the interdependence of Separation of Powers in the Constitution.


  • Wins at Kreedotsav

    PES University’s team of Table Tennis, Throw Ball and Football emerged as winners in the BMSCE Kreedotsav on Nov 22-25, 2021.


  • Building safety walkathon

    The students of the department of Civil Engineering participated in the walkathon aimed at highlighting the importance of involvement of civil engineers and NBC in construction of buildings. Eminent experts from the civil engineering fraternity who were present spoke about the importance of building safety and impressed upon the budding engineers to inculcate the practices. They also stressed the need to adopt NBC 2016 and few designated senior engineers planned to meet the Chief Minister at Vidhana Soudha and submit a memorandum. The walkathon was organized by ACCE(I), Bangalore Centre with participation from industry and department of civil engineering from various institutions on November 25, 2021.


     

  • Guest lecture on careers in alcobev industry

    The alcobev industry in India has grown steadily making it one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Celebrated mixologist Mr.Shivanth Nishkam shared insights about business of a bartender, role of a beverage manager, learning to manage people and the myriad choices available in the alcobev industry. The guest lecture on Crafting Careers in Beverage Industry was organized by the Department of Hospitality and Event Management on November 25, 2021 at RR campus.


  • PES University celebrated the Constitution Day on November 26, 2021

    The Faculty of Law, PES University, Bengaluru celebrated the Constitution Day on 26th November 2021 to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on this day in 1949. A special lecture was organised with Justice Shri. N. Kumar, former judge, High Court of Karnataka, as the chief guest Dr. J Surya Prasad, Vice Chancellor, PES University as guest of honour and Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University as the president of the function.

    On the occasion, the chief guest Hon’ble Justice Shri N. Kumar delivered the keynote address. He outlined the evolution of the Constitution of India and highlighted the contributions of a galaxy of stalwart freedom fighters right from Gopal Krishna Gokhale and made a special mention of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. B R Ambedkar, Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and many others. He articulated the efforts of members of the Constituent Assembly in giving us our sacred Constitution. He also emphasised on people to follow the fundamental duties in their true spirit.

    The president of the function and the Chancellor of PES University, Dr. M R Doreswamy lauded the role of advocates during the freedom struggle. He further commented upon the values of liberty, equality and fraternity and outlined their significance enshrined as in the Constitution. He further called upon the students to embrace the ethical values and ideals that go to make their life worth living.

    Professor Doreswamy distributed various prizes and certificates to students of PES University as well as other colleges and schools of Bengaluru who excelled in the poster making competition and debate competition organised as part of Constitution Day celebration. He expressed happiness and hoped that the future of the country is in the hands of its young able population. Students of Delhi Public School (East), JSS Public School and National Academy for Learning bagged the honours. 

  • PES University Faculty in the News: Prof. Smitha, keynote speaker at international tourism conference

    Prof. Smitha, faculty in the department of hospitality and event management (HEM) delivered a keynote address at a conference hosted by the Indonesian Tourism ministry and supported by Java Tourism Board on Rethinking Sustainable and Resilient Solutions in Today's Global Tourism on November 24, 2021.


  • 6th Annual Convocation of PES University

    Sixth annual convocation of PES University was held at PES University premises. Honourable Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu was the chief Guest and delivered the convocation address. Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot unveiled the scroll of honour and the Minister of Urban Development Shri Byrati Basavaraj was a guest of honour and represented the Government of Karnataka for the occasion. The convocation was presided by the Honourable Chancellor of PES University and Former Adviser (Cabinet rank) on educational reforms, Government of Karnataka, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy.

    Honourable Chancellor of PES University Dr. M.R. Doreswamy in his presidential convocation address congratulated all the graduating students and rank holders for their achievement and expressed his happiness over the fact that a majority of graduating are employed through campus selections. He acknowledged the academic excellence of students, nonetheless, he emphasized inculcating values. He mentioned that PES inculcating in students values and ethics imbibed by Mahathma Gandhi, Vivekanada, and Sir M. Visvesvaraiah and so on that it is mandatory for all students to read these three personalities biographies. Another important milestone is that PES started with 45 students in the gymnasium has reached the current strength of 20 Thousand students. The success story of PESU is built on the pursuit of excellence with an eye on nationally relevant and globally sensitive issues. Another noteworthy achievement of PES is recognizing merit. PESU awards scholarships to all meritorious students and has given away Rs. 35 Crores in scholarship till date. He expressed his belief with a clear message that 'you cannot think of achievement without recognizing the merit. He wanted every graduating student to become job providers rather than job seekers to build a prosperous nation.

    Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot addressed the students after unveiling the scroll of honour. Shri Gehlot congratulated the students on their achievements and complimented the faculty, students and management for their role in achieving this feat. PES has achieved very good progress and excellence in academic standards within a span of 8 years is commendable and wished for more success. He appreciated the Government of Karnataka for implementing the NEP2020 for transforming education and the next- generation citizens.

    Honourable Chancellor of PES University Dr. M.R. Doreswamy in his presidential convocation address congratulated all the graduating students and rank holders for their achievement and expressed his happiness over the fact that a majority of graduating are employed through campus selections. He acknowledged the academic excellence of students, nonetheless, he emphasized inculcating values. He mentioned that PES inculcating in students values and ethics imbibed by Mahathma Gandhi, Vivekanada, and Sir M. Visvesvaraiah and so on that it is mandatory for all students to read these three personalities biographies. Another important milestone is that PES started with 45 students in the gymnasium has reached the current strength of 20 Thousand students. The success story of PESU is built on the pursuit of excellence with an eye on nationally relevant and globally sensitive issues. Another noteworthy achievement of PES is recognizing merit. PESU awards scholarships to all meritorious students and has given away Rs. 35 Crores in scholarship till date. He expressed his belief with a clear message that 'you cannot think of achievement without recognizing the merit. He wanted every graduating student to become job providers rather than job seekers to build a prosperous nation.

    Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University administered the oath to all graduating students. Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Governor of Karnataka Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Urban Development Minister of Karnataka Shri Byrati Basavaraj, and Director of satellite projects Dr. Sambashiva Rao have been felicitated. PES University Vice-Chancellor Dr. J. Suryaprasad welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University, and other distinguished invitees were present on the occasion.

  • Guest lecture on entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship in a growing economy like India’s presents ample opportunities and formidable challenges. Mrs. Pavithra Solai, co-founder of AI Practitioner who specializes in Deep Learning and Computer Vision interacted with the students who are keen on striking out on their own. Drawing from her rich experience as an entrepreneur, she talked about the advantages of choosing to start a new venture. The guest lecture was hosted by the department of management studies on November 23, 2021.


  • Distinghished lecture on Important metrics for Research Publications

    The Central Library, PES University (PESU), and Karnataka State Library Association (KALA) organized a distinguished lecture as part of the National Library Week Celebrations 2021 on Friday, 19th November 2021 @ 3.00 PM.

    Dr. Sudarshan T S B, Dean Research, PES University delivered the distinguished lecture on "Important metrics for Research Publications" students, Research scholars, faculty members, and Librarians of the various organizations were present on the occasion.

    Prof. K S Sridhar, Registrar, PES University presented a memento to the speaker.


  • Internship talk

    Students who had secured internship offers from esteemed organizations like Morgan Stanley, Antstack Technologies, Visa International, Nasdaq and IISc interacted with other aspiring students. They shared their experiences and shed light on various aspects of applying for internships like skills required, resume strengthening, and the process of interview. The Internship Talk was organized by ACM-W PESU Chapter on Teams on November 19, 2021.


  • Trial by trivia quiz

    The team of Pranav Sasikumar and Smrithi Shree emerged winners followed by team of Bhanu Sutha M and Dhruva G as first runner up and team of Vaishnav Mohan and Shivani S as second runner-up at the Trial by trivia event. The Grimm Readers in collaboration with the Quiz Quotient Club conducted the quiz on November 16, 2021 at RR campus.


  • Crisis Bidding gamified

    The event was about understanding the technique of raising the bids in buying assets, keeping their net worth in mind, testing their spontaneity, teamwork and problem-solving skills. In the Blind Bid round, the contestants collected as many assets as they presumed useful, without knowing the upcoming crises they would be presented with. In the next round, First Crisis, each team submitted a document containing information on how they would solve the crisis with the assets they had acquired. In the Barter round any exchange of assets that took place was reported to the logistics team conducting the event. The Second Crisis was another round of bidding by the contestants. The teams submitted their respective solutions, and it marked the end of the two initial rounds and elimination of the contestants to reveal the finalists. In the last round the finalists presented their solution with the given assets. The team had to face questions about the loopholes in their solution by the jury and the rest of the teams. Darsh Agarwal and Gagan Gupta won first place. Kavisha Mathur and N.M. Aditya bagged the second place followed by Punarv Dinakar and Siddharth Kamath who came in third. Sanjay Bhargava, a PayPal Veteran and Starlink Country Director at SpaceX spoke on Disruptive Innovation in the live speaker session. Crisis Bidding contest was organized by PES Entrepreneurship Cell of RR campus on November 13, 2021.

  • Managing sports event

    Get, Set, Throw Intra Class Competition was successfully managed by the students of BBA HEM program on November 13, 2021 at the university cricket grounds. Team Madhura emerged as winners and team Alpha as runners up in the competition.

  • Wordpourri 2021

    The contest tested the literary knowledge and reading habits of participants. In the first round called Book plots badly explained, participants guessed the name of the book based on a garbled explanation of its plot. Call my bluff round was about guessing the correct word from the definition. In the Charades round a team member was given a book title to enact in thirty seconds and the other members guessed the title. In the Pictionary round a team member was given the title of a book to draw for their teammates to guess the same in thirty seconds. First position was clinched by Vaishnav, Srinidhi BS and Shivani S. The second position was bagged by Prajna R, Pratyusha Rao and Nihaal Kuchangi and third position was won by Chetana Mital, Meghna Prakash and Pranav Srikar. Wordpourri 2021 was conducted by the Write Angle club of RR campus on November, 12, 2021.


  • Crisis Bidding gamified

    The event was about understanding the technique of raising the bids in buying assets, keeping their net worth in mind, testing their spontaneity, teamwork and problem-solving skills. In the Blind Bid round, the contestants collected as many assets as they presumed useful, without knowing the upcoming crises they would be presented with. In the next round, First Crisis, each team submitted a document containing information on how they would solve the crisis with the assets they had acquired. In the Barter round any exchange of assets that took place was reported to the logistics team conducting the event. The Second Crisis was another round of bidding by the contestants. The teams submitted their respective solutions, and it marked the end of the two initial rounds and elimination of the contestants to reveal the finalists. In the last round the finalists presented their solution with the given assets. The team had to face questions about the loopholes in their solution by the jury and the rest of the teams. Darsh Agarwal and Gagan Gupta won first place. Kavisha Mathur and N.M. Aditya bagged the second place followed by Punarv Dinakar and Siddharth Kamath who came in third. Sanjay Bhargava, a PayPal Veteran and Starlink Country Director at SpaceX spoke on Disruptive Innovation in the live speaker session. Crisis Bidding contest was organized by PES Entrepreneurship Cell of RR campus on November 13, 2021.

  • Annual Space quiz

    The closely fought space quiz featured a written round and four final rounds testing the awareness of participants about space, from astronomy to space history to space entertainment. The team of Akshobhya Jamadagni K R and Prajwal D V emerged as the victors, followed by Swapnil Nair and Sriram Radhakrishna in second place and the third place was won by Kaushal Kulkarni. Equinox, the Space Club of PES University, in collaboration with Quotient Quiz Club conducted the third edition of their annual Space Quiz, “Houston, we have a Question” on November 9, 2021.

  • National Education Day

    The Central Government has declared 11th November, the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, great freedom fighter, eminent educationist and the first education minister of education, as the National Education Day.

  • The inaugural event for First Semester Classes of M.Com Program

    The inaugural event for First Semester Classes of M.Com Program was organized by the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies on 8th November 2021 at PES University-Ring Road Campus.

    The Chief Guest for the day, Dr P Subramanya Yadapadithaya, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University, in his address, emphasized upon the relevance of HR Skills in the contemporary era. He stated that real knowledge is one which make the difference in lives. Coining the term “Glocal” as a combination of global and local, Dr Subramanya emphasized upon the holistic development of a candidate. He also identified three pillars for overall institutional excellence namely, Shared Vision, Identity of Interest, and determination for excellence.

    In his presidential address Dr M R Doreswamy, Honorable Chancellor PES University, emphasized that PG programs in India are to be given top priority, competent enough to scale similar heights as in Western Countries. “PG Programs form a critical base for building committed teachers.” Honorable Chancellor also expressed his vision to align PES Institutions on par with leading world class institutions.

    In her welcome address, Dr Shailashree Haridas stressed upon the importance of Research publications in corporate sector and academia.

    Dignitaries present on the Dias were Dr M R Doreswamy, Dr K S Sridhar, Dr P Subramanya Yadapadithaya, and Dr Shailashree Haridas.

    The vote of thanks was rendered by Dr Ramaprabha, Chairperson, M.Com Program.

  • Sixteen MBA students placed in KPMG

    At the campus recruitment conducted in RR campus, 16 students from PES University’s MBA program were placed in KPMG International Company.

  • Learners’ workshop

    The participants expressed their ideas in stories, comics, anecdotes, poetry, and short animations and posted them on Instagram which was open for voting. Vismaya R, who submitted a poem about ‘Mother’ in Kannada came first. Second up was Roseline, who created a video about her journey of learning German, interspersed with many funny moments. Kaviyadharshini and Suhani tied for third place with equal votes, with a comic in French and a passage in Korean respectively. The Learners’ workshop was organized by Linguista, the language club from October 29 to November 7, 2021.

  • Conversations on food

    The hospitality industry has to grapple with the rapid changes in the food and beverage preferences of the customers like the emerging focus on plant based food. This is in addition to the general challenges of choosing the right employees and correlating profit with customer satisfaction. Students got an opportunity to engage successful restaurateurs in conversations on these challenges. Mr. Prem Koshy, Koshy’s Parade Café, Ms. Panjury V Shankar, Mr. Kavan Kuttappa, Naru Noodle Bar and Ms. Nidhi Nahata, Justbe Resto Café shared insights about the emerging trends and their view of the growing restaurant business. IRA- Conversations on food was organized by the Department of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management on October 29, 2021.

  • Orientation of Write Angle club

    The freshers got an opportunity to know more about the Write Angle club and FYI college newsletter. In the Just A Minute session on the occasion, students were given a topic and one of them had to start talking about the topic and another speaker would continue following a mistake or grammatical error. Raunak Kodwani came first followed by Sai Darshan and Anshul. The Write Angle club of RR campus conducted the orientation on Discord platform on Oct 28, 2021.


  • Mixology competition

    Students got an opportunity to learn styles and techniques to curate classic and innovative on the spot cocktails. The Mix-it-to-fix-it competition for testing impromptu mixology skills was judged by Mr. Pradhyumna celebrated bartender and PES alumni, Mr. Sikdar, mixologist and Ms. AR Lakshmi Raju owner of Sherlock Taproom. The jury shared practical insights about mixology in the event organized on RR campus on October, 28, 2021.

  • Gutsy entrepreneur

    The competition that focused on developing entrepreneurial skills through hands-on experience featured Design Thinking workshop and pitching. The finalists were selected after evaluation of the reverse pitch deck of their competitors and a video explaining their idea. They worked on their prototypes and pitched their ideas to Mr Suresh Narasimha, Founder of PVL And CoCreate Ventures and Prof Dr Sathya Prasad, Director Of CIE. The competition was won by the team of Vaidhoorya, Ritika Kalyashetti and Vaishnavi Kulkarni. The team of Pavan Bharadwaj, Neha Shivaraj, Shreya Prasad and Suhas Papanashi came second followed by the team of Anwesh Bhagat and Anubhav Anand. Gutsy Entrepreneur 3.0 was organized by Rotaract Club of PESU from Oct 20 to 27, 2021.


  • Inauguration of The First Biennial Conference on Hybrid Electric and Automotive Technologies (HEAT-2021)

    The inauguration of The First Biennial Conference on Hybrid Electric and Automotive Technologies (HEAT-2021) was held at the PES University – Ring Road Campus. This event will span over 2 days (Oct 29 th and 30 th 2021) with experts from the industry and Academia addressing the students. This Conference is being conducted on a virtual reality platform.

    Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University sent his best wishes for the conference and Dr. Kaushik Basu, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore graced the occasion as Chief Guest in the esteemed presence of Mr P. Zachariah John, Senior Director, Breakthrough Initiatives, Garrett Motion Engineering Solutions Private Limited and Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University and CEO of PES Institutions as Guests of Honour.

    Dr. Kaushik Basu mentioned that the topic of electrification of vehicles is very relevant to today’s scenario of pollution and complimented the organisers for arranging this Conference. Mr. P Zachariah John talked about the challenges of EV’s in Indian context. He deliberated the problems of battery driven vehicles in slow moving traffic and the rapid rate of discharge leading to low efficiency of the battery.

    Keeping up with the spirit of the conference and as a part of the yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations of PES institutions, Prof. D. Jawahar, laid out key ideas to ensure that all the 4 wheelers owned by PES University will be electric. He also motivated faculty members to switch over to electric vehicles & necessary help would be provided by giving subsidies to procure the EV’s by the Institution. The PESU RR campus has 1.2MW capacity of power generation using solar panels installed on roof top of 13 th floor B block which is used for lighting. It will be upgraded to 5 MW electricity generation by 2022-23 as an initiative towards sustainability.

    The other dignitaries of the conference included Dr J Suryaprasad-Vice Chancellor PES University, K S Sridhar-Registrar, PES University, Dr T S B Sudarshan, Dean-Research, PES University, Dr V Krishna Dean-Student Affairs, PES University, General Chair-HEAT-21 and Dr N Rajesh Mathivanan Chairperson Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES University, Organising Chair HEAT-21.

  • Orientation session of ACM-W student chapter

    ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. The PES University chapter of the international club plans to conduct coding events, talks on placements, internship and industry and workshops on resume building, skill development and soft skills in the forthcoming year. The orientation for newly joined members of Association of Computing Machinery, Women PESU student Chapter was organized by the members on-line Oct 26, 2021.

  • Workshop on collaborating as a team

    Bringing together experience, knowledge, and skills of everyone involved is key to building high performance capabilities in the field of sports. Students got an opportunity to understand the importance of ingraining mental toughness, improving self-confidence, handling performance pressure and building sustained focus and discipline as a team at the workshop conducted by Bhargavi Ramachandran ICF Associate Certified Coach. She shared insights from her experience of guiding internationally ranked badminton players and top ranked national players. The workshop featuring insightful team building activities was organized by the Department of Sports Management of RR campus on October 23, 2021.

  • Interaction with Jude Felix

    Students of BBA Sports Management program got an opportunity to interact with Jude Felix, Indian hockey player who has captained over 250 matches, including two World Cups, two Asian Games and three Champions Trophy tourneys. He focused on the game despite personal hardships and financial crisis. He led the national hockey team from 1993 to 1995 and is an Arjuna and Dronacharya Award winner. The student interaction was organized by the Department of BBA Sports Management at RR campus on October 23, 2021.

  • SAMRUDDHI 2021 - Finance Symposium

    "SAMRUDDHI 2021 - Finance Symposium" was organised by department of MBA on 22 nd October 2021 at the PES University - Ring Road Campus.

    Shri Chandrasekhar Tilak, Ex VP NSDL, while addressing the gathering. mentioned that India's service industry, accounts for over 58% of the country's GDP. Multiple trading Demat accounts (totalling close to 1.9 crore) were opened in the last 21 months to supplement one's income during lockdown and 95% Demat accounts are active. Speaking about Air India's problem, which has become a source of debate for the past 21 years, said how disinvestment policy affected it. He also included information on liquid mutual funds and how they are invested. He said that India is presently, or will be in the near future, a popular destination for international direct investment. which is growing quickly and is already attracting FDI.

    Shri Sowmya Kanthi Ghosh, Group Chief economic advisor SBI – in his address gave his thoughts on “ECONOMY AND FINANCE: PRE AND POST PANDEMIC”. He stated that prior to the pandemic; India had undertaken numerous social activities. A total of 16.5 crore AYUSH cards have been distributed. The number of digital transactions has increased 19-fold. Ujjwala has supplied free gas connections to 8.3 crore people. He discussed the circumstances during and after the pandemic, as well as post-pandemic challenges. During the epidemic, there was high inflation, poor consumption, low government spending, and exports were losing steam, Evolving liquidity conditions: nationally and worldwide, Climate risk and green financing, and so on.

    Prof. Jawahar D, Pro-Chancellor PES University described the Journey of PES starting from PU College to be coming a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and is one among the Top 100 Universities in India. He also told about creating more opportunities to students in the coming days.

    Welcomed the gathering Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean - Faculty of Management. She expressed her delight at having such a well-known visitor on campus. She encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the symposium.

    Dignitories Present on the Dias were Prof. D Jawahar, Prof. Arvind Giri K, Dr. Shailashree Haridas and Prof. C Sivashanmugan

    The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Dr. C Sivashanmugan – Professor, PES University.

  • Impersonation contest

    Participants took two minutes to prepare for impersonating a well-known character and faced a barrage of questions by the audience, answering as the character over the next three minutes. Fascinating and unexpected replies made the event enthralling. Aishwarya Ramkrishnan bagged the first place with her spot-on impression of Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter. Rohan RP and Sai Darshan impersonated Sherlock Holmes and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby to win the second and third place. The Literary Club of PES, Write Angle, hosted the event The Frontline Talk on October 22, 2021.

  • Datathon on leveraging AI to prevent violence against women

    The 12 hour hackathon was a blend of analysing data and learning new skills. Ameya Bhamare,former research lead of MahilAI briefed about the working of the datathon works and managing time judiciously during the proceedings. The analysis of the first dataset was followed by a game session where the participants were asked general knowledge questions and the winning team received prizes during the submission. The research team checked the progress at the first checkpoint and had a doubt redressal session. A session of scribbl.io kept up the spirit of the participants. MahilAI, a community that leverages the use of AI to prevent violence against women organized the datathon on October 19, 2021.

  • Orientation Session for CSR Club

    The orientation session introduced the new admits to the CSR Club to the functioning, objectives and motives of the student club. The session featured inaugural song, lighting of the lamp, talk by chief guest and alumni of the club. The session concluded with a treasure hunt across the campus. The orientation session was held on October 20, 2010 at the RR campus.

  • Alcoding September challenge

    Alcoding September Challenge 2021 was an online competitive programming contest where the contestants were made to solve five problems of increasing difficulty in a span of three hours. The contestants had to write a solution in a programming language of their choice. The additional constraints included time taken for execution of the program, maximum memory used by the program and such factors. The judging was automated by running the contestant’s code with the test cases designed by club members, and comparing the output of their code with the expected output. Manzood Naqvi emerged as the winner followed by Aryan V S and Mohit Gaggar. The challenge was conducted on September 11, 2021 by PES Alcoding Club on Hackerrank platform which included the automated judging process.

  • Hackloop 2021

    The theme of the 27 hour long overnight hackathon was Open Innovation, which challenged the participants to select a problem across any domain and devise an efficient solution. In the ideation phase, participants submitted the problem statement and proposed solution. After rigorous review of all submissions, 25 teams were selected to proceed to the hacking phase in the offline mode. The opening session featured Mr. Suresh Narasimha, alumnus of PES and Director of JustBooks, talking on the growing importance of entrepreneurship in colleges and higher educational institutions. Mr. Kiran of Covalense Digital touched upon the technological advances and the expectation from students to continuously adapt to the dynamic infrastructure. At the end of the first day participants had built the basic models and prototypes or gained a strong understanding of their product. The evaluation before the shortlisting of teams for finals was conducted on the second day. The judges interacted with the teams and shared insights related to the solution they were building. The six finalists were given the opportunity to pitch their ideas after an hour of preparation to the panel of judges. The top spot was clinched by HackStreet Boys who came up with a solution for overcrowding in common areas of colleges especially during the breaks. The Repeaters proposed a Blockchain based voting system to win the second spot. The Roots presented a solution for helping people suffering from dementia and won the third spot. The panel of judges comprised of Mr Venkata Nagaraju, member of the Covalense Digital Team, Mrs. Padmalatha Giridhar of IGS, Mr. Akshay Kumar of Marsview Inc, Mr. Pranav Sathish of Webknot Technologies, and Mr. Madhukar Narasimha of CIE in PES University. Hackloop 2021, the flagship event of the C.O.D.S. Community was held at RR campus on October 16-17, 2021.

  • Beverage appreciation

    Students got an opportunity to understand the making of the beer, processes of the microbrewery and brand awareness in the Bira 91 Limited Release Taproom event. The Interaction with the managers and owners was organised by the department of BBA-HEM held on October 12, 2021.

  • Space club orientation program

    The annual orientation program of Equinox, The Space Club aimed to familiarize the new joiners with the various activities of the club in detail and the domains they could choose to work in which includes organization, content curation and projects. The participants learnt about the successful workshops, guest lectures and field trips conducted by the club. The Core Team for the new academic year was formally introduced to the audience. Fun games were played to engage and interact with the audience, and Equinox goodies in the form of Badges were given to the winners. The orientation program was held at the RR campus on October 12, 2021.

  • Prof. M R Doreswamy asks PESUians to heed Gandhian Principles

    Mahatma Gandhi is an apostle of “Satya and ahimsa”. They were two socio-political weapons he used in achieving his goals. His Principles, ideals and teachings still have universal relevance said Dr. M R Doreswamy while addressing more than 30,000 PESUians online in his address on “Gandhi Jayanthi”. He appealed to all PESUians to take the lead in imbibing the principles and values of Gandhi in personal, social and professional life. The name of Mahatma Gandhi ji transcends the bounds of race, religion and nations and has emerged as the prophetic voice of the 21st century. The world remembers Gandhi not just for his passionate adherence to the practice of truth and non-violence, but as the benchmark against which we test ourselves and fellow beings in personal, social and professional life.


  • Mega Blood donation camp at PES University from Rotaract Club

    Rotaract club of PES University, hosted a "Mega Blood Donation Camp" on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October 2021 at PES University campus. Blood donation is a service to mankind. Millions need blood owing to some medical condition and their only hope remains with volunteer blood donors. Every day, numerous blood transfusions take place and save millions of lives all over the world. It not only benefits the needy, but also enhances the health of the donor. That's precisely the motive behind the camp.

    The camp inauguration was graced by honourable DG Fazal Mahmood, District Governor, RI 3190 district. We were glad to have our esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr. J Surya Prasad, Registrar, Dr. K S Sridhar, Dean- Student Affairs, Dr. V Krishna, Rtn. Rohit Nagesh, President- Rotary Bangalore Banashankari and Rtn. Taranath D M, Secretary- Rotary Bangalore Banashankari at the inauguration ceremony. This selfless drive was in collaboration with Rotary Bangalore Banashankari and other sister clubs who gave their best to make the event a grand success. It gave us all a sense of responsibility and a sincere gesture towards the society.

    The event spanned from 8am to 5pm on 2nd October and we are proud to have received almost 250 units of blood from students of PES University and the general public among various age groups. We, Rotaractors celebrate every individual who volunteered to donate blood for the needy. Every donor was awarded with a certificate and T-shirt as a token of appreciation. We also thank Sanjeevni blood bank, Doctors for their immense support to help us achieve this feat. Through our small gesture, we were successful in spreading awareness among youngsters, adults and old age groups to regularly donate and serve humanity.

  • Inauguration and Orientation of First Year Classes for MBA program 2021-22 batch was held at the PES University – Ring Road Campus from Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2021.

    The event spanned over three days with experts from the industry and Academia addressing the students.

    Shri Seemant Kumar Singh – IPS, ADGP, ACB, Bengaluru, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He mentioned that nothing comes easy in life without struggle. He spoke on how he likes to implement managerial aspects in policing. He also mentioned how he looks forward to interacting with youngsters as it helps him improve his work. He educated the audience on People Friendly Policing, which emphasized on the KSP App and the Emergency Response Support System. He also extensively spoke about the challenges that were faced during the first wave of Covid-19 Pandemic, where he successfully helped several migrant workers in their time of need.

    In his Presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University described the 50 years of Journey of PES starting from PU College to a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and one among Top 100 Universities in India. He said the discerning factors that make PES Unique are Quality and Value based education, learning environment with best teachers and best in class infrastructure, Student mentoring, placement opportunities and merit scholarships. He also spoke on the unwavering commitment of the university in imparting quality education that has led PES to its accomplishments. He also mentioned that education plays a critical role in the progress of a nation. He assured to create opportunities n for learning but also for them to experience the fulfilment that comes from sharing this learning with others. He also emphasized on the all round development and overall transformation of students enrolled at PESU.

    Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University said that PES follows the core values of Perseverance, Excellence and Service.

    The University has adopted the acronym SPIRIT; S- Student, P- Process, I- Identity, R- Research, I- Infrastructure, T- Teacher in all its endeavours which leads students to a bright and prosperous career

    Students from the senior classes were awarded with Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarships. 

    Welcome the gathering Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean - Faculty of Management. She advised students to make the most of the opportunities given to them. She emphasized on the importance of giving back to society and to be the torch bearers of tomorrow. She concluded with an interesting fable of Krishna and Arjuna with the moral “If you are taking care of others, God is there to take care of you.”    

    Prof. Arvind Giri – Director MBA Program, introduced Chancellor Dr. MR Doreswamy where he spoke of his nationalism and social work. He mentioned Dr. MRD’s contribution with regard to the 18 recommendations made to the state government on Educational reforms and also about his multiple awards and recognitions.

    The dignitaries unveiled the Academic Planner for MBA program batch of 2021-22.

    Vote of Thanks was delivered by Prof. Shankar Gopal – Professor and Advisor to PES University.

    Dr. J. Suryaprasad – Vice Chancellor of PES University and Prof Ajoy Kumar – COO and Dr. K.S.Sridhar - Registrar were present on the occasion.


  • Divy Nandan wins at MRF National Championship

    Divy Nandan won second place in the Super Stock Category in MRF National Championship held at Madras Motor Speedway in Chennai from September 24-26, 2021.

  • Naren Shankar wins badminton crown

    Naren, student of BBA program in sports management won the men’s singles crown at the Belgian Junior International Series in Herstal, Belgium.

  • Auditions for fashion club

    Club Meraki conducted the auditions to select sixteen models and ten designers. The audition included sketching out designs for silhouette and creating outfits using newspapers, garbage bags and stationary. The auditions were held on RR campus on September 20-21, 2021.

  • Rakshit Barigdad wins in Table tennis tournaments

    Rakshit, third semester student of MBA program won first place in CVL Shastry Memorial Table Tennis state championship-2021 and third place in men’s state ranking table tennis Tournament. The tournaments were held in held at Malleshwaram Association, Bangalore in September, 2021.

  • BOOTSTRAP: A UNIQUE PROGRAM OF PESU TO BOOTUP SKILLS EVERY ENGINEER NEEDS

    Bootstrap is an interesting and enriching introduction to the world of engineering which has proved to be effective in kindling a serious interest in machines and processes. The five-day program from September 27 to October 1, 2021 has skill building sessions on mechanical and electrical engineering, electronics, design thinking and social awareness.

    One takes the switches, plugs and appliances for granted and never attempts to rectify them when they stop working. Understanding how it all works and handling it can make repair and maintenance an easy task. The two-wheelers and four-wheelers are complex machines but one can make a beginning in understanding it by handling the minor tasks which are essential for their smooth working. Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving which helps a student develop practical innovative solutions for difficult problems. This process focuses on need finding, understanding, creating, thinking, and executing. Students are also educated on the need to volunteer for social activities apart from academics. Students learn to empathize, help the under privileged and feel a sense of gratitude when helped.

    Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said that at PES University students are given more hands on exposure than just theoretical concepts. This makes them to apply skill set acquired during their study duration to real world problems. Apart from this social awareness which is an integral part of an education system, is being imbibed in the youth from day one so that they will be able to contribute more to the society.

  • Session on importance of mental health

    Brushing Your Mind session was a social interactive experiment where the students wrote down the issues, problems or queries on their mind and dropped them in the boxes anonymously. The same could be submitted through google form by scanning the QR code or through the link in our instagram bio, where their identity was kept anonymous too. After collating the responses an hour-long interactive session with one of the city’s leading psychologist Mrs. Dharitri Ramaprasad was arranged in which she addressed the audience on managing and overcoming mental stress and other mental health related issues. The session was organized by the CSR Club of RR campus on September 21-23, 2021.

  • Inauguration and orientation of First Year Classes for B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma programs for the academic year 2021-22

    Inauguration and orientation of First Year Classes for B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma programs 2021-22 was held at the PES University campus. Dr. Pradipkumar Thaker, Country Head and Vice President, Marvell Semiconductors inaugurated the program. Dr. Kumar while addressing the students stated that success for achieving in life is different for different people. The students should hear to their inner voice. He said that the world is in a challenging situation, with Covid19 pandemic having affected everybody at a different level. The positive side of the crisis is the transformation of the virtual platform and digital connection. In the coming days, there will be more of artificial intelligence and machine learning that will facilitate everything. Innovation can facilitate the execution of business realities and it is the key to success to entrepreneurship. A relentless mission is important to fulfill the vision. Students and professionals should have the integrity to succeed in their life.

    Dr. Pradeep Kumar lauded the city of Bangalore for its salubrious climate and the people which it is attracting from all parts of the country. It is also called the Silicon city as it houses a vast number of industries. He said that among 200 nations in the world, India stands out for its culture. Even during COVID India was able to produce its own vaccine to protect the citizens which is a remarkable achievement.

    In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University spoke on the need for industry professionals joining academics and involving teaching activity in the New education policy should attract talented people to teaching and a closer relationship between industry and academia is the need of the hour. PES built a tradition of recognizing merit. And has so far has given Rs. 35 Crores as scholarship since the inception of the University. remembering that PES stands number one in placements in Karnataka amongst 210 Engineering colleges. 1458 students are placed already from the eligible list of 1550 students with the highest compensation being Rs. 1.5 Crore/annum. Dr. Doreswamy added that the new students should have Sir M. Visvesvaraiah as their role model to achieve success in life. Every student should be an asset, not only to his family but also to the nation. He urged students not only to be job seekers but also job providers or entrepreneurs. PES through its PESU venture labs is funding Close 1.5 Crores for those passionate in becoming entrepreneurs and start their new venture.

    PES University Vice-Chancellor Dr. J. Suryaprasad welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. The dignitaries distributed the CNR Rao merit scholarships to the awardees. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University were also present on the Occasion.


  • Saneeth Dayanand Shimoga emerged as a Champion at Junior International Badminton Series in France

    SANEETH SHIMOGA DAYANAND, Student of 1st Sem BBA in Sports Management has emerged as a champion in the Under-19 International tournament, organized by the Federation Francaise de badminton under the auspices of the Badminton World Federation held at Voiron, France.

    Date: 17 th , 18 th & 19 th September, 2021.

    Prof. M R Doreswamy Chancellor PES University, heartily congratulated the student.

  • Film making club orientation

    Short films The Covering, Samskriti Karnataka and The Shield were screened at the orientation for the Action Cut film making club on Sep 8 at the Open Air Theater in the RR campus.

  • Sir MV - Tribute to an Engineer-Statesman Par Excellence

    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.

  • REINSTATE YOURSELF AS GURU – DR. GURURAJ KARAJAGI

    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.

  • Freshers’ Week at RR Campus

    25+ clubs enthralled and engaged the freshers in a range of interesting activities over 7 days. On Day 1, IEEE RAS, the Robotics Club demonstrated their work and made the freshers aware of the projects they can undertake. On Day 2, DSGNR, the design club, decorated the campus with banners and standees and organized a banner that could be painted by students. PES ECell organized a meet-greet-connect event in which students searched for members with the same logo card to accumulate the biggest group. Equinox, The Space Club, set up a stall featuring info-graphics, computer models of the technical projects, presentations and space-themed games like Align the Planets and interestingly, an assortment of space themed donuts awaited the visitors. The Lens club for film nerds entertained the audience with a brilliant trailer and a quiz. The Quotient Quiz Club organized Tech Quiz, Fandom Quiz and Sports Quiz using Dynamic QRs, automated real-time quizzing platforms and immediate result practice. Debating Society presented Shipwreck that involved fictional characters on a sinking ship convincing the audience to save them over the rest. On Day 3, The Changemakers Society organized the second edition of Zero Waste Carnival, filled with fun games, scrumptious desserts and a snack stall that served chaat delicacies on banana leaves and traditional leaf bowls. Aikya, in association with Akshaya Patra Foundation set up a stall in which students got a chance to make pots on their own and understand the steps in making a pot. The CSR Club hosted What Would You Do spin the wheel, lucky draw events, slideshow of the club’s initiatives and the best of the answers were rewarded with milkshakes, chocolates and club T-shirts. MahilAI, a community that leverages the use of AI to prevent violence against women, explained the objectives and initiatives undertaken and topped it with a game of scrabble for everyone on describing women with at least three adjectives. On Day 4, TEDxPESU moderated group discussions on some intriguing topics, conducted a game of Bingo on the topic of fun activities in campus, hosted on-line quiz, collected suggestions in Dropbox for choice of speakers and topics for the forthcoming event, awarded customized badges and gave away customized stickers and bookmarks to the more interested students. The domain mentors and heads in Hackerspace explained the ongoing projects, mode of recruitment of members. Curious students were asked to distinguish between real and fake images from a set of realistic images generated by Generative Adversarial Networks, know about Turing test based game where an NLP model was trained to produce human like sentences and a small CTF was hosted on the club’s server presented a series of puzzles with chance to win exciting prizes. Team Ninaada presented a beautiful amalgamation of Carnatic Music, Hindustani Classical Music and Bollywood Music, along with a series of melodious instrumental music with introductions. On Day 5, Vega Racing Electric, the Formula Student Electric team exhibited the capabilities of the vehicle they had built and explained the mechanisms that made it possible. Team Haya displayed the most successful cars built by them, demonstrated various parts used and engaged the visitors in reaction time challenges and part-identification exercise. Team Aeolus explained the various domains and the events they took part in and set up a mini tour on what it takes to build an RC plane and quadcopters, experience of the thrust developed by an RC and simulators. ActionCut screened a trailer of combined short films that the team had made and the awards that the short films had won. QForest, the quantum computing club explained the fundamentals of the field and the projects undertaken by the members of the club using simple visuals, game of Quantum Monster, quizzes on correlating memes to quantum phenomena and other quantum developments around the world. The Grimm Readers launched their new programme, Paper Trails - A Little Free Library with take-a-book-return-a-book policy which encouraged readers to donate and borrow books, write notes between the pages of the books leading eventually to building an active community of bibliophiles in the college. On Day 6, Team Trance for Bollywood and freestyle, Team Sanskrith for Indian contemporary and Team Encore for Western dances gave a sneak-peek into their dance routines by performing short snippets of their actual performances and invited the audience to dance with them on various tracks. PES Innovation Lab organized their annual event Roadshow 2021 which gave an opportunity to freshers to meet and engage with the community, know about the domains, projects and activities of the club. The Nautanki Team conducted an online trivia competition testing the movie and theatre knowledge of the participants. On Day 7, Write Angle the literary club, in collaboration with the Music Club hosted Open Mic which featured heart-wrenching ballads, beautiful poems and instrumental performances. The eventful two weeks gave the freshers a glimpse of the vibrant campus and an opportunity to meet, interact and engage with the student community.

  • Teachers’ Day Celebration – 2021 @ PES University

    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.

  • Orientation for BBA HEM Program

    The new batch of students joining the BBA HEM program got a glimpse of the hospitality and event industry in the week long program conducted by Department of BBA HEM. Insights about the rapidly changing industry were shared by guest speaker Ms. Sunaina- General Manager, Mercure, Accor Group. The orientation program was held from Aug 23-27, 2021.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF PESSAT-2021 RANKS & FELICITATION OF TOPPERS

    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.


  • Extensive Survey Project - 2021

    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:

    1. New Tank Project 
    2. Water Supply Project 
    3. Highway Project
    4. Layout Planning Project

    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.

  • Digital India: The Way Ahead

    The online symposium highlighted the efforts and success of the Indian entrepreneurs in using digital technology to overcome problems unique to our country with innovative solutions. Dr. Mohandas Pai spoke on India as a nation of start-ups and painted the picture of the large canvas of opportunities that await entrepreneurial minds due to the rapid evolution of technology and the thriving start-up ecosystem that is being built in India for which Bangalore is the hub of activity. Aprameya Radhakrishna, spoke about Koo’s launch and its growth amidst the pandemic and the importance of the role that Indian regional languages have to play in the penetration of digital technologies. Vivekananda Hallekere, talked about how Bounce a dockless self-drive scooter service uses a patented keyless technology that lets a user pick up the nearest Bounce scooter and drop it off at any legal parking zone near their destination. Dr. M R Doreswamy, chancellor, PES University stressed that students must be encouraged to go beyond academics and explore the depth, dimension and opportunities that future technologies hold for their career advancement. The on-line symposium was organized as a part of the course on Digital Transformation by the students of the Department of Management Studies, MBA Program on Aug 14, 2021.

  • Mocktail Workshop

    The workshop focused on curating of classic and innovative mocktails to highlight the health benefits of non-alcoholic beverages. The virtual session for Ford employees across India was conducted by Prof Harish and the queries addressed jointly with Prof Mohan, faculty in department of hospitality and event management on Aug 13, 2021.

  • Hyper-local weather data, now at your fingertips

    Four final-year college students develop a portable device called Frizzle which can detect real-time weather conditions in 300-meter radius.

  • INDIA@75 CELEBRATIONS

    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 signs Memorandum of Understanding with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology

    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.

  • On-line symposium on digital transformation

    Digitorama brought forth interesting stories of digital transformations by industry practitioners. Mr Meka Venkata Chalapathy of senior director at Virtusa Consulting explained how the ease of doing business has vastly improved in India and technologies like machine learning are benefiting the common man. Mr. Arun Kumar, Director at Wizr Wealth Pvt. Ltd and alumni outlined the trends in the field of finance and the skills needed to convert the challenges into opportunities. Ms Priyanka M B co-founder, of Inspiron Psychological Well Being Center observed that making conscious effort to introspect, experiment and seek feedback can enable us to learn new skills. The session ended with a panel discussion on insurance claim rates and risk analysis in pandemic and post pandemic days, difference between psychiatry and psychology, financial investments in India and technology intervention in these service experiences of customers. Mr Arvind Giri, Director, MBA Program set the tone for the session by pointing out that customer experience is the driving force behind digitalization and India’s future as technology powhouse. Digitorama, on-line symposium on digital transformation was organized by the students of MBA program on July 31, 2021.

  • Saneeth’s stellar performance in international junior badminton tourney

    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.

  • PES offers first-ever UG course in sports management

    For the first time in Karnataka, PES University has introduced an undergraduate program in sports management in a general degree course.

  • Workshop on PyTorch

    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.

  • Gateway to Great Way event

    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.

  • Virtual workshop on wine appreciation

    Students got an opportunity to understand the nuances of grape growing, manufacturing wine and building of the brand Sula. Ms. Kanika of Sula Vineyards walked the students through the informative session organized by the faculty of BBA HEM program on July 7, 2021.

  • PES University campus placement gets offer of 1.5 crore per year in the UK for graduating student

    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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  • 15 Days of AI

    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.

  • Seventh International Yoga day celebrated

    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.

  • Master Your Masters webinar

    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.

  • Fun with Photonics! Webinar

    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.

  • Alcoding June Challenge 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.

  • PES Intra-University Debate 2.0

    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 Green Carnival

    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.

  • Workshop on Arduino

    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.

  • Bin less, Recycle more! Event

    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.

  • Garvita Gulhati. Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 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.

  • Webinar on placements and internships

    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.

  • Celebrating World Environment Day

    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.

  • Workshop on building a Discord bot using Python

    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 Literature Quiz

    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.

  • Spellbinding adaptation of popular game show

    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.

  • Workshops on APIs and Project Management

    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.

  • Build against virus hackathon

    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.

  • This unique fund will help students have an early exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Indian Express

    PVL, an initiative in partnership between PES University and CoCreate Ventures aims to reimagine venture creation while being founder-friendly and flexible.

  • This unique fund will help students have an early exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem

    PVL, an initiative in partnership between PES University and CoCreate Ventures aims to reimagine venture creation while being founder-friendly and flexible.

  • #PESCares - AMID PANDEMIC, PES UNIVERSITY HAS VOLUNTEERED FOR “MEALS DRIVE” - DELIVERING FOOD FOR PATIENT’S FAMILIES STRUGGLING WITH FOOD INSECURITY DURING THE JANATA CURFEW

    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 info session

    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.

  • Maiden event of The Grimm Readers about NDLI

    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.

  • Covid-19 Vaccination Drive @ PESU

    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 Indian independence struggle

    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.

  • Engorgio food festival

    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 inaugurated

    ‘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.

  • Vaccinate teachers on priority, they are Corona Warriors – Prof. M.R. Doreswamy

    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

  • Honing culinary skills

    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.

  • Students visit animal rescue centre

    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.

  • Webinar on Machine Learning and Applications

    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.

  • Chords'21

    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.

  • PES University student in the News: Shaswat scores 99.23 percentile in CAT 2020

    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 launches SpaceJam 2021

    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 literary event held

    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.

  • Launch of SindhuNetra (RSAT) designed by PES University is successful and doing well says Dr M R Doreswamy

    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.

  • Staff win at inter collegiate badminton tournament

    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.

  • Workshop on Cyber security

    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.

  • The Geography Quiz held

    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.

  • PES University will launch satellite to monitor ships

    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.

  • PES University students set to launch second microsatellite

    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.

  • Quizzing events

    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.

  • Hotel show-around for students

    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.

  • Issue digital health cards: Doreswamy to Karnataka govt

    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.

  • Making a mark at ASEAN-India Hackathon

    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.

  • Martyr’s Day Quiz held

    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.

  • IEEE SIGHT Group launched

    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.

  • PESU Student in the News: Dipali Goyal

    Dipali Goyal bagged the first prize in the English poetry writing competition conducted online as part Republic Day Celebrations by Asmiti Academy.

  • PESU Student in the News: Garvita Gulhati

    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.

  • Space Race held

    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.

  • HashCode 2020

    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.

  • Orientation event of CSR Club

    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 induction programme

    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.

  • Cricketing Quiz held

    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.

  • Android Study Jams

    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.

  • Inspirational talk: Boarding the Flight to Success

    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.

  • Powering the world using artificial photosynthesis

    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 unleashes imagination

    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

  • Inspiring acts of kindness

    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.

  • Elocution competition on Vigilance

    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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  • Fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship

    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.


  • PES University space enthusiasts bag award at The Singapore Space Challenge 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.

  • Workshop on basics of Image Processing and Robot Operating System held

    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.

  • Orientation for ACM-W Women in Tech Club

    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.

  • PES University Faculty in the News: Dr. S V Satish

    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.

  • Top honours in legislative drafting for PES University team

    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 Fifth ANNUAL CONVOCATION

    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.

  • Thrift n Turn Workshop held

    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.

  • Talk on Dynamics of Relationship

    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.

  • Journey through spacetime with Equinox

    “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.

    Follow Equinox - The Space Club of PES University @equinox.pes

  • KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT'S SCHOOL ADOPTION GAINS HUGE MOMENTUM

    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.

  • Quotient Quiz Club gains more followers

    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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  • Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti

    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.

  • Shraddhanjali: A Tribute To S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

    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.

  • Prof. M R Doreswamy was the Chief Guest for Gandhi Jayanti at S-VYASA University

    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.

  • Webinar series on Lessons from Covid-19, Game changing strategies held

    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.

  • Virtual workshop on introduction to MEAN Stack held

    The workshop introduced the students to building an application using Node.JS, Angular.JS, Express and MongoDB. The workshop also touched upon security and best practices. The workshop started with the basics of Javascript, followed by programming the front-end and back-end design. It included cloud Database connectivity using MongoDB. The interactive workshop was conducted by Mr. Ravi, Engineering Manager, Solutions Engineer and Mr. Aman and Mr. Eyad, Software Developers at Meltwater and alumni of MCA. The Department of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) organised the day long online workshop for its final year students on Aug 29, 2020.

  • To-do lists get a makeover at AppSprint’20

    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.

  • Announcement of PESSAT-2020 Ranks & Felicitation of Toppers

    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).

    #pessat #pessat2020 #pesuniversity

  • Campus Recruitment at PES University commence on a optimistic note

    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.

  • Pursuing Master of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada

    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.

  • Librarian’s Day celebrated

    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.

  • Independence Day 2020 @ PES University

    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.

  • PES University Student in the Media: Garvita Gulhati

    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.

  • Webinar on chef skills by Michelin Star Chef held

    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.

  • First prize for Araz Sharma in software category at COVID-19 IDEAthon 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.

  • Virtual International Yoga Day held

    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.

  • CIE Hackathon June 2020 - Decypher: A Better Tomorrow

    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.

  • PES University faculty in the News: Prof. Sivaram curates culinary session for Amul

    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.

  • PES University in the Media: Prof M R Doreswamy for digital mode of education, Deccan Herald, May 29 2020

    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.

  • Faculty Outreach: Online session on guest satisfaction in hospitality industry

    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.

  • PES University in the Media: Tech education can pursue the new normal, promote quality learning, article in Indian Express, May 26, 2020 by Dr Ananth Koppar, Prof at PES University

    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.


  • PES University in the Media: Coronavirus a shot in the arm for biotech, pharma courses, Deccan Herald, May 25, 2020

    Prof Sridhar K S, PES University, said a few companies have agreed to visit the campus in June-July depending on the situation.

  • Phone-in programme with Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University organised by Vijaya Karnataka

    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. 

  • Webinar on Reboot to Recruit

    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.

  • PES University in the Media: Advisor bats for education reforms, Deccan Herald, May 3, 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

  • PES University in the Media: Doreswamy wants CM to open Lal Bagh for walkers, Deccan Herald, May 15, 2020

    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.

  • Guest lecture on importance of networking technology and career prospects

    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.

  • Online Workshop on setting up e-commerce store

    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.

  • PES University announces dates for PESSAT 2020 entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program

    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.

  • Live Online Teaching for Students of PES University

    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.

  • Fourth Prize at all India IEEE Hackathon

    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. 

  • Javathon 2020 Online Hackathon held

    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.

  • Online guest lecture on Software Quality

    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.

  • Webinar on indomitable spirit of Indian travel and tourism

    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.

  • How can I stay motivated to study during pandemic?

    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!​


    Media attention!​

    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:​

    Interest (passion)​

    Aptitude (your CET/PESSAT score, approximately)​

    Personality & Discipline​

    Set goals: Both short term and long term​


    Be SMART!!!!!

    Short term goals depends upon:​

    Your goals should be realistic​

    Make your goal as much as specific​

    It must be measurable​

    Some body must have achieved it or achievable!​

    Sufficient time should be there to achieve​


    5R for effective studying

    Read for 45-50 minutes and take break for 5 minutes​

    Recollect - Write down few points/formulas or use mind mapping​

    Reflect: reflect upon a what you have read after every concept or paragraph​

    Revise- after the end of every study period and at the end of the day, every week, etc​

    Reward-Yourself with a compliment, sweets, snacks or anything you like​


    Take it as a challenge!

    Whatever I had given is research based and it will help you a lot​

    If you don’t understand, call me or other counselors​


    We are available on:​

    Dr. Vijendra Kumar: 9741056503, vijendrak@pes.edu

    Prof. Ancy Mathew: 9449616912, ancym@pes.edu

    Mrs. Bharathi Shah: 9845366460, bharathishah@pes.edu


    Stay Safe, Stay Healthy & Take Care​


  • E-Guest Lecture on Opportunities for Hospitality Graduates in Retail Sector

    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.

  • Department of MCA, PES University responds to PM's call on #9PM9MIN

    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.



  • PES University contributed Rs 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19

    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. 

  • Dvipa: Celebrating World Wildlife Day

    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. 

  • Praudhanagana: celebrating International Women's Day

    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

    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.

  • Live Online Teaching for Students of PES University

    PES University has been recording class-room teaching regularly and making available to students to access the lectures from home. This practice started five years ago has proved very beneficial to students. The faculty teaching the subject also receives an update every day on the number of students who viewed the lecture in addition to providing the popularity rank of the teacher. 

    With the current Corona Virus situation causing a lot of anxiety, Universities had to shut down classes in the interest of safety of students.

    The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom lectures live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.

    The University has put in place a special time table covering 9 lecture sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves students who would have missed the live session.

    This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.

    In addition, PES University central library has also provided off-campus access to students for its online resources. Library users at home or elsewhere can log in through their library server and gain access to e-resources.

    Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the command center that monitors the live online teaching sessions. He appreciated the efforts of the IT team under the mentorship of Prof.Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer for creating one such facility for students. Prof. Siddappa, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Member, Board of Governors, PES University was all praise for the University for having initiated the live online teaching to students which has enabled them to utilize the time effectively while at home. Prof.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that the exercise of the University in reaching out to students while they are away from campus has been very fruitful.

  • AIKYA PES conducts medical camp

    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.

  • Preetham Upadhya and Akhil Siddharth win Tech Bytes Quiz

    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.

  • National Conference on Sustainability of Hospitality, Event and Tourism Industry in Digital Economy

    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.

  • Notable achievement at WGSHA Quest

    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.

  • Tribute concert for Benny Dayal, Thaikkudam Bridge

    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.

  • Workshop on Personal Finance Principles held

    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.

  • Award for Doctor's Scribe in Student Project Showcase of IEEE CCEM 2020 pre conference workshop

    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.

  • Ms. Chaitra, Kuchipudi dance performance at Sri. Uday Sharnkar Ballet and Dance Festival, Jaipur.

    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.

  • EWD-3: Photography Contest

    “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.

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CDP)

    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.

  • Aatmatrisha 2020’s Pro Nite

    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

    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

    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

  • The felicitation ceremony - Dr. M.R Doreswamy @ REVA University

    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.

  • Maatrubhasha Diwas Celebrations held

    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.

  • Reviving the tradition of Lagori

    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.

  • Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship of over five and half crores awarded celebrating remarkable academic accomplishments

    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.

  • PES University among Top 50 Management Institutes in India

    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.

  • A mentoring system could lift up learning, institutions: Article by Dr M R Doreswamy in Deccan Herald

    “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.

  • Comedy Evening with Aakash Gupta

    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.

  • Celebrating national Science day with faculty enrichment program

    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 wins gold medal in national swimming championship

    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. 

  • Roshni wins first prize in essay competition

    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.

  • Celebrating festival of kites

    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.

  • Intra PESU dance competition

    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.

  • Knowing ones true self

    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.

  • PES University signed an MoU with Nokia Solutions & Networks, India

    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. 

  • Wins at Riviera 2020

    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’s stellar performance on car racing circuits in 2020

    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.

  • Vega Racing Electric team’s creditable performance in Formula Bharat 2020

    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. 

  • Workshop on game development held

    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.

  • Prizes galore at Outlook 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.

  • Innovative technology ideas for social change bag top prizes at Incito 2020

    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.

  • Quiz program for PES adopted schools organised

    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.

  • FSSAI training for basic and advanced certification

    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

  • IEEE Blockchain workshop held

    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.

  • Best Paper in Pedagogical Innovations at MARKCON2020 by PES Univeristy faculty

    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.

  • Running event for creating awareness about cancer

    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.

  • Unique fusion concert held

    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.

  • Screening of Wild Karnataka

    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.

  • IEEE Xplore new interface user awareness session held

    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.

  • Samarpana launch event

    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 sets the ball rolling

    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.

  • PES University hosts Alcoding Challenge

    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.

  • Top spots at Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2020 Bangalore round

    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.

  • 47th Annual Athletic Meet inaugurated

    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.

  • SME Alumni meet

    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. 

  • Gaming Quiz held

    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.

  • Guest Lecture about licenses food industry

    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.

  • Clapboard sounded for Action Cut

    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 celebrated

    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.

  • Road Safety Week 2020 observed

    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. 

  • Report on managing traffic congestion submitted

    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.

  • Student club’s social outreach

    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 Club presents enthralling performances

    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!

  • Idea to $20M Startup Workshop by BV Jagadeesh

    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

    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:

    ●    Cricket:

    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:

    Cricket:

    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.

    Badminton (Women):

          Ms. Apeksha Embuldeniya, University of Kelinia, Sri Lanka.   

  • Short Course on How to Approach Engineering Research

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

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

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

    Day 1 

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

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

    Day 2 

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

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

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

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

  • 71st Republic Day and 37th Biannual Alumni Meet @ PES University

    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.

  • Guest Lecture on Management of Services

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

  • Best Paper at MARKCON 2020

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

  • PES University Student in the News: Garvita Gulhati

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Joy Agrawal a student of 8th standard who showed exceptional talent in designing and building quadcopter is working on state-of-the-art quadcopter system on the campus. Joy happened to meet Dr Sharan Asundi at Shaastra Technical Festival of IIT Madras held in January 2019. Since then he has worked on many projects with Dr. Sharan Asundi, adjunct faculty at PES University. Dr Asundi is also Assistant Professor of Space Systems at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). Joy has participated in IIT Powai Techfest 2018, IIT BHU Technex, Techfest 2018 in Tata Power Challenge and other prestigious technical festivals. He was an invited speaker at Tedx Dabri New Delhi and on YouthoPedia Talk Show. An avid reader and quizzer, he has filed three patents and is currently writing a book titled, Python an Essential Tool for the 21st Century. Joy designed and built PV-004 system, a patrolling vehicle with manoeuvrable propellers. At PES University, he is working under the mentorship of Dr. Sharan Asundi and Jimesh Bhagatji, Research Associate at CORI, to design and build a quadcopter from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems and integrate it with a COTS LiDAR for scanning and mapping applications. The ongoing effort at CORI Labs is to advance the COTS-based quadcopter system for surface scanning of structures needing inspection. Such structures could include new buildings, old architecture and large vessels. PES University will be providing all the components and assemblies for building the system. Dr. K. N. B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor and Dr. V. Sambasiva Rao, a former ISRO Outstanding Scientist and currently heading two major research initiatives - CORI and CRSST actively encourage young and talented minds like Joy to work in the PES University labs.
  • PES Alumni in the News

    Veda Earth Lounge Spa and Store was awarded the prestigious Emerging Concept of the Year 2019 by the Indian Salon and Wellness Award. The enterprise is run by Ms. Divya Dinesh of the 2011-14 batch of BA-IHA program.
  • Guest Lecture on Safety and Security procedures in Hotels

    Students got an opportunity to learn about the practical aspects of safety and security in hotels. Ms. Premalatha C, Loss & Prevention Manager at Aloft Hotel interacted with the students on the importance of security measures and consequences of not following safety procedures in hotels today. The talk for students of BBA HEM program was held on November 28, 2019.
  • Alumni meet

    The students of BBA HEM program interacted with the university alumni to know the practical aspects of the industry. The interaction helped the students in getting an overview of the opportunities for internships, employment and higher education. The website for the university alumni of the university’s hospitality program was launched on the occasion. Catalyst Club of department of Hospitality and Event Management organised the event on Dec 7, 2019.
  • Debating Prodigy of PES University Wins ‘Speak for India - 2019’ Competition

    Miss Deepika P Karanji, 5th semester Computer Science Engineering student of PES University battled away and won the coveted first prize in the prestigious and premier debate contest conducted by Federal Bank in association with The Times of India and Vijaya Karnataka at Bengaluru. Eight finalists battled on ‘Speak for India (Karnataka Edition) 2019, a state level inter-collegiate in the fiery debate contest held at the Sheraton Grand, Rajajnagar. Deepika P Karanji of PES University was crowned the winner with a trophy. Merit certificate and a Cash Award of Rs. 1.5 lakh. A total of 38,000 students were screened hailing from 1,200colleges across Karnataka. 124 speakers were selected at zonal level, 30 could make to semi-finals and among them only 8 were selected for finals on Thursday,the 12th Dec 2019.  Deepika finally emerged as the winner endorsed byeminent three-member jury that included Govindaraj Hegde of NLSIU, Kavitha Lankesh, noted film director and Ruthuparna Sharma, a youn writer. Deepika spoke impressively on the debate of impact of artificial intelligence. She propounded that the fear of jobs being taken away existed in during the Industrial Revolution as well, so reskilling people is important. On winning, Deepika said that she is lucky to have won this massive debate during her very first attempt and was owes the prize to her parents and to the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of PES University who facilitated her participation in the contest. Dr. Doreswamy, the Chancellor of PES University showered praise, appreciation and congratulated Deepika on this memorable feat. He recalled her parents meeting him during Deepika’s admission to National Public School and said that the University is proud of her laudable achievement.
  • CIE Entrepreneurship Course Final Pitch session

    The end of the current semester saw the142 students that had taken up the CIE Entrepreneurship courses - Level 1 and Level 1 - presenting their startup ideas at the Final Pitch sessions to an eminent jury panel. The eminent Jury on the 19th Nov, consisted of Sumeet Verma, Director - Strategic Initiatives at Intel India, Sruthi Kannan, Head of CISCO LaunchPad Startup Accelerator and Poornima Shenoy, Co-founder & CEO, The GAIN. The 20th Nov session was for Level 2 and we had V M Kumar, Start-up Consultant and Mentor at GDC-IIT Madras and Harsha Chaturvedi, COO of EOX Vantage. For the 21st Nov session, the jury panel consisted of John Kuruvilla, Chief Mentor, Brigade REAP (the only Real Estate Accelerator in Asia) and Varad Krishna (MD - Induct India, MD - 100 Open Start-ups). The Final Pitch at CIE gives student an opportunity to present their pitch to an eminent jury panel and get inputs and feedback for their startup idea and entrepreneurial journey. This is just one of the differentiators of the course offerings from CIE at PES University.
  • Powering the world by Artificial Photosynthesis - A clean and sustainable energy solution

    Dassault Systemes under their La Foundation India which funds specific fundamental research activities, is a prestigious award from Dassault Systemes offered to select few institutes across the country. PESU is one among 3 such institutes funded by the La Foundation this year and only one in Karnataka state. The project comes under the broad category of computational material science. In particular the work being done at PESU is titled “Powering the world by Artificial Photosynthesis - A clean and sustainable energy solution’’. Work will also involve using Dassault Systemes proprietary software BIOVIA being developed specifically for work related to computational material science and computational chemistry. PESU is proud to associate itself on such fundamental research activities with Dassault Systemes Foundation and thank La Foundation for the opportunity.
  • Visit by Prof. Guilherme Almeida, Senior Director, University of California, Riverside, USA

    Prof. Guilhereme Almeida, Senior Director, Global Engagement office, University of California, Riverside, USA along with Mr. Ramani Ramarathinam, CEO, Fluid Tech Solutions Inc, visited PES University, Ring Road campus on 4th Dec, 2019. The visitors met Vice Chancellor Prof. K N B Murthy and discussed about the opportunities of collaboration between UC, Riverside and PES University. Later, an interaction session with Chairpersons and HoDs of all the departments were held in the presence of Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar. Dr. Sudarshan T S B, Dean of Research extended a warm welcome to the visitors. Prof. Guilherme Almeida gave a brief introduction about UC, Riverside and discussed about various programs and domains in which both the universities can explore collaborative avenues. The Chairpersons and HoDs had a fruitful interaction and the session concluded with a positive note of understanding and to seek further direction to take this collaboration forward. Prof. Guilhereme Almeida, thanked PES University management and faculty members for the excellent hospitality.
  • 7th CAC held

    The department of MCA, PES University, organised the 7th CAC, Celebrities and Celebrations, in association with BITES, at the MCA Seminar Hall, PES University, RR Campus, on 7th December 2019. The celebrity of the month was Prof. Naom Chomsky, the living legend and the Father of modern linguistics. Dr. Kavi Mahesh, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad, was the speaker of the day. Dr. Lekha, Professor from the department of Computer Applications welcomed the guests and introduced the speaker. Dr. Kavi Mahesh, started with the Chomsky’s journey of understanding human language and its varieties. He mentioned about Chomsky’s idea of Cognitive learning. He further expressed his views of learning languages among human beings and animals. The snippet of a parrot responding to a human verbally, became a food for thought to discourse on capacities and capabilities of human and animal learning languages. He also highlighted about the cognitive learning study based on Nature Vs Nurture. He went on to explain how Chomsky analysed the concept to conclude that both have an impact on language learning. He also put forward the popular theory of Prof. Naom Chomsky, which believes, there is one Universal language which follows basic principles and parameters. The study on Universal language theory, took transitions based on rules and certain exceptions. He also clearly explained the Chomsky hierarchy of cognitive learning with a clear distinction between context free and context sensitive languages. Mr. Santosh Katti, Professor from department of Computer Applications gave away the vote of thanks. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Chairman, BITES, along with Prof. Chennabassppa, Director, SIT Tumkur, and former Chairman, BITES, handed over the token of appreciation to the distinguished speaker, Dr. Kavi Mahesh.
  • PES University in the Media: Participation in I-NCUBATE

    The Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GDC) at IIT-Madras completed the seventh cohort under its flagship I-NCUBATE programme recently. GDC has benefited more than 65 startups, enhancing the entrepreneurial capabilities of over 360 participants from various institutions including IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, Pune University, KJ Somaiya College, Mumbai, PES University, Bengaluru, and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.
  • Team Aeolus surges ahead in international aircraft design competition

    Team Aeolus secured second place in the design proposal phase of the AIAA-DBF 2019-20 competition to be held in Wichita, Kansas, USA. The DBF (Design/Build/Fly) is an international aero-modelling competition conducted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and sponsored by the Cessna Aircraft Company, Raytheon Missile Systems and other premier organisations. This year's challenge required the designing of a banner towing bush plane which can also be repurposed as a charter aircraft. In response to this, 141 teams from reputed universities across the world submitted their design proposals. 113 teams were shortlisted for the subsequent stages. Team Aeolus improved upon its effort in last year’s competition by gaining 37 places to reach the 2nd place globally at this stage of the competition. Team Aeolus is the aeromodelling and aerial robotics team of PES University.
  • Distinguished visitors to the campus

    The university had the opportunity to take Mr Hari Vasudev and Mr Suresh Shenoy, of Walmart Labs on a tour of the vibrant campus. They visited the state of the art facilities in the departments, well equipped centers of excellence and the recently launched advanced library aptly named Silent Reflections. The ambience conducive to research and innovation for the students and faculty impressed the visitors.
  • Constitution Day Celebrations at Faculty of Law, PES University

    The 26th of November is celebrated across the country as Constitution day in commemoration of the adoption of the Constitution by the nation and Faculty of Law, PES University, decided to mark the day with festivity and remembrance of the yeoman contributions of the Constitution to the creation and shaping of Indian polity and society. The festivities began early with various programmes across the campus aimed at generating awareness among laymen. Later in the day, the Faculty of Law hosted and conducted a quiz on India’s Constitution, history and politics titled ‘Concours de Constitution’. Hon’ble Nadoja Dr. Justice S.R. Naik, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh and former Chairperson, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, was the Chief Guest of the event. Prof. Dr. M.R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University, presided over the function. The inauguration programme began with an invocation to divinity. Following this, Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, welcomed the gathering to the event and briefly explained the significance of the day and its historical antecedents. The session also saw the release of the semesterly newsletter edited and compiled by the students themselves and christened ‘Episotla’. Following this, the Hon’ble Chief Guest took to the dias and commended the role played by lawyers in India in its freedom struggle and their pre-eminent role in the framing of our Constitution. He also explained why law was a noble profession due to its inclination to service and the satisfaction of securing justice. He exhorted the current law students to recognize their position of privilege as members of the legal fraternity and take an active role in leading society. This was followed by the address of Prof. Dr. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. He spoke about his days as a law student and the history of PES as an institution. He too stressed on the importance of lawyers in society. He concluded by wishing the participants of the quiz the very best. The quiz attracted a huge swarm of participants, with nearly 400 students from various colleges across Bangalore in attendance. There was rigorous and close competition from the multiple teams, but a team from the Christ Junior College were adjudged winners after a thrilling final. The day ended with an informal valedictory ceremony that also saw the distribution of prizes. All the participants and attendees of the day left the venue wiser and more informed citizens and the true spirit of the Constitution, which rests in the minds and the hearts of the people it governs, was rekindled thanks to the efforts of the Faculty of Law, PES University.
  • Wins and presentations at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019

    Aditi Lakshmi S and Varsha Bhat won fourth place in the finals of Bioquiz 2019 held as part of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. Students of PG Diploma in Clinical Research and Data Management, Department of Biotechnology of PES University presented 7 posters at the event. The summit organised by the Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka is a 22nd edition of flagship event that provides a global stage for innovation utilising technology as a tool. The three day event held from Nov 18-20, 2019 offered knowledge, networking and business opportunities for all participants and visitors.
  • Preetham Upadhya and Akhil Siddharth have won the Rajagiri National Business Quiz

    Preetham Upadhya (7th Sem -CSE) and Akhil Siddharth (7th sem - ECE) have won the Rajagiri National Business Quiz, held in Kochi, for the 2nd year in a row, defeating over 2000 teams, in the process. This is one of India's largest business quizzes and features both colleges and corporates competing against each other
  • One Day Seminar on The Indian Criminal Justice System in the New Millennium

    The National Seminar was inaugurated on 23rd of November 2019. The program was graced and inaugurated the Chief Guest Shri Amit Deshpande, Advocate High Court of Karnataka who. The discussion centred around the following sub-themes: Socio-legal Implications of Criminalization of Triple Talaq , Mob Lynching: Challenges and Solutions , White Collar Crimes in India ,Use of Technology in Criminal Investigation, Substance Use and Abuse in Adolescents: Need for Intervention, Online Gaming: Prohibition vs. Regulation, Social Media and Crime: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Violence against Women and Children: Contemporary Issues and Challenges ,Criminal Laws and LGBTQ+ and Scaling down of Adultery. A total of over 100 abstracts from students, practitioners, research scholars and academia were submitted for evaluation. Out of them, 70 abstracts were selected for full-paper submission and presentation. The papers were duly presented on 23rd November over a course of three sessions. The discussions were moderated by Dr K B Kempe Gowda (Principal , Vivekanada College of Law), Dr .Aradhana Sathish Nair (Associate Professor , School of Law , Christ University), K L Srinivas (Advocate and Mediator) and Dr Mallaiah M R (Assisstant Professor , School of Law , Christ University). The valedictory function was graced by Dr. S V Joga Rao , Professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru on the same day where the winners and runners up were also recognised with trophies and cash awards. The presidential address was delivered by Dr. V Krishna Murthy, Registrar of PES University and the Guest of Honour was Dr. V. Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs and Dr. Sandeep S. Desai , Dean, Faculty of Law introduced the guest.
  • Talk on designing Active Learning Classroom

    Dr. Rekha Srinivasan delivered a talk on designing active learning classroom (ALC) for Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), a bridge between teaching and learning. She is James S. Swinehart Professorial Teaching Fellow and Senior Instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, USA. Dr Rekha Srinivasan spoke about integrating active learning strategies in the classroom, using some common and simple active learning strategies in teaching and instructional technologies to support the use of active learning and maintaining the student-attention-span. Dr. Rekha Srinivasan mentioned that pursuit of active research enhances the teachers’ ability to teach effectively bringing out the application areas of the lessons learnt. She circulated a learning style questionnaire, to find out what kind of learner each of them was. She explained that there were three types of learners – audio learners, visual learners and kinesthetic learners. She mentioned that it is important to be aware that in a classroom there will be all the three types of learners and the instruction should cater to all the types to keep the whole class lively and involved. She noted that this can be achieved with a proper mix of auditory instructions, visuals and hands on exercises. Dr Rekha Srinivasan also made all the participants to answer a classroom teaching style survey to know what kind of teacher they were: Traditional (teacher centered), Transitional (teacher guided), Transitional (student influenced), Reformed (student centered). This led to an introspection on the type of teacher each one was. She reiterated that each and every type was acceptable and reflected the type of teaching outlook. Dr. Rekha Srinivasan spoke about new learning techniques such as Concept Maps, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Classes and JiTT which could enhance the classroom experience. She also spoke about flipped and hybrid classrooms, and the need to involve the students in group activities to enhance the learning outcomes. She stressed on the need for infrastructural and technological support to support the new age teaching requirements.
  • Celebrating National Library Week

    As part of National Library Week Celebrations 2019 experts shared their insights about research and publishing. Prof. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University compared quality and quantity publishing in his talk. Prof. Saroj Kumar Meher, ISI shared personal experience about transforming the research outcomes to a standard publishing format. Dr. R N V Seetharam Ramachandrulu, DXC Technology highlighted what he considered as the best attitude and approaches in research. The distinguished lecture series organised by the Central Library, PES University, The Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies (RCIS), and Karnataka State Library Association (KALA) was held on Nov 16, 2019.
  • Commemorating 150 years of Mahatma on University Slow Food Day

    The students displayed a range of native and indigenous recipes to promote local food and traditional cooking as an alternative to fast food on the University Slow Food Day. Based on the theme of Gandhi and Gastronomy the event aimed to help preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encouraging farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristics of the local ecosystem. The Department of Hospitality and Event Management conducted the fourth annual University Slow Food Day with a theme of Gandhi and Gastronomy to commemorate 150 years of Mahatma on Nov 13, 2019.
  • On-campus round of Hult Prize Challenge 2020 held

    The 2020 Hult Prize Challenge was building startups that have a positive impact on our planet with every dollar earned. The team FUZE of Jaidev G, Kirthan Sanjay and Srivatsan H that focused on reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by converting some of it into useful forms of fuel qualified for the regionals to be held in March 2020. The finals will be held in the US in Sep 2020. The eminent jury included Bindu Sastry of Mauverick, Gautham Khot of Brigade REAP, Ramesh Phatak, angel investor, Shobana Rajagopal of Microsoft, Suraj Chawla of Swissnex and Suresh Narasimha of Co-Create Ventures. Twenty four teams competed for the top spot. The first runners up team SupHerb of Arjun M, Prateek Nayak, Danish M E, and Ruthwik H M presented several uses of hemp and make eco-friendly plastic. The second runner up team Smart Mesh of Archana B, Bhargavi G, and Isha P, planned to make a mesh fitted with a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF), that can absorb most of the harmful carbon dioxide emissions. The Hult Prize Foundation, supported by UN and Bill Clinton Foundation is a global movement of young people envisioning a brighter future in the world around them. This competition aims to encourage students to create dynamic and disruptive startups. PES student body supported by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) hosted the 1st Hult Prize Challenge 2020 (On-campus round) at PES University on Nov 16, 2019.
  • Dr M R Doreswamy shares insights about climate change in national seminar

    Experts believe that climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. Vijay Karnataka and Bangalore Environment Trust jointly organised a national seminar on Climate Change. Prof J Srinivasan, IISc in his address outlined the impact of climate change in India. Ms Nirmala Gowda, Trustee-BET described the on ground reality of climate change. Dr H Paramesh, Pediatric Pulmonologist and environmentalist spoke about the effect of climate change on human health in his session. Speaking on the occasion Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor PES University observed that the effect of climate change on agriculture for a country like India where 60% of irrigation is rain-fed can be devastating. He added that despite the scant rainfall, 1.4 million people have been affected by the floods due to heavy rainfall in some parts of India this year. He put forth the need to make students aware by introducing the topics related to climate change in the curriculum at school level. The national seminar on Climate Change organised by Vijay Karnataka and BET was held at PES University campus on Nov 22, 2019.
  • PES University Bangalore had organized a Symposium on Exploring Nobel Prized Thoughts: Musings on the 2019 Economics Nobel Prize

    The 2019 Nobel Prize itself has specially been gratifying. One of the winners was born in India. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT and Michael Kremer of Harvard won the coveted prize for their distinctive contribution in the use of experimental methods to learn about the effectiveness of small-scale policy interventions aimed at helping improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest citizens. The experimental method applied by the three winners is called a Randomized Controlled Trial, or RCT. The Nobel Prize appropriately recognizes both the winners’ use of a powerful research technique and their application of that technique to some of the world’s most pressing policy problems. The Welcome Address was given by Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean, Department of Management Studies, PES University Bangalore. Eminent speakers from esteemed organizations presented their views on the theme. The gist of the talks is mentioned below: Ritwik Banerjee, UC Berkeley Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore initiated on Randomized Controlled Trial: The New Standard in Development Economics. He mentioned the need for RCT in developmental economics. He explained about the causal determinates, causal association and causal relations. He further helped in understanding the mechanics of RCTs with examples such as the Deworming experiment by Mighel and Kremer and the Immunization experiment by Banerjee, Duflo, Glennester and Kothari. He also touched upon the limitations of RCTs and how the external validity plays a role in its drawback. R. Ramakumar, Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai addressed the topic of What ails Randomized Controlled Trial? He laid emphasis on how RCT contradicts its own definition of randomness. He also called the Randomized Controlled Trail a problematic and ahistoric as it disregards the pre-scientific baggage with which the experiments are conducted. He questioned “Is being random equivalent to being unbiased?” He also questioned RCT being regarded as the gold standard of developmental economics. He further suggested that the introduction of stratification will help in making RCT a right choice but the rule book of RCT considers prior information as lethal. Sowmya Dhanaraj, Associate Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai elaborated on Running Randomized Evaluations: An Indian Experience. She spoke about the Indian Experience of the RCT implementation. She explained how the experimental study is classified. She mentioned that RCT holds good for evidence based policies and also explained cycle of evidence in understanding policy making. She also talked about the friction between the policy makers and the reaction of the other sections affected by the policy. Surbhi Kesar, Research Fellow, Azim Premji University Bangalore highlighted the aspect of Randomized Controlled Trials: Implications for the field of Development Economics. She talked about the problematic pain points of RCT. She mentioned that there’s a trade-off between precision and unbiased in the design of the experiment in RCT. She also spoke about the normative issue and the desirability of an intervention. She added that RCT is a borrowed technique from life sciences. V. Sridhar, Associate Editor, Frontline explained the topic of Randomized Controlled Trial: Understanding and Misunderstanding. He said that RCT has clouded out other ways to address developmental economics. Also, RCT has become more of a fashion for students to have in their CV to further their doctoral ambitions. He emphasized that RCT works in averages while a country like India which is highly stratified, the data between the averages will suffer from a lot of variations. He mentioned that RCT being a flavor of the day is a serious problem. The audience comprised of industry professionals, academicians and students. They well appreciated the overall concept, theme and presentations done by all the esteemed speakers.
  • Blood Donation Camp at PES University

    Collegiate Social Responsibility Club (CSR) of PES University has organized a blood donation camp on November 18, 2019. The camp was organized to make students to be aware of the need to donate blood as well as inculcating a value of contributing to the society. Dr, M.R. Doreswami, Chancellor of PES University inaugurated the blood donation camp and congratulated the thousands of gathering students for their willingness to come forward for donating blood. NIMHANS, Kidvai, Red Cross, Victoria Hospital and PES Medical College, Kuppam blood banks were participated and collected 680 units of blood in this mega event.
  • AIKYA PESU ORIENTATION AND CHILDREN’S DAY

    AIKYA CLUB of PES University hosted an Orientation and Children’s day. AIKYA which means United to Serve aims in building Social Leaders. The AIKYA_PESU Orientation was held on 14th Nov 2019 on the occasion of Children’s day. The event focussed on motivating the volunteers about social service and the benefits of it. Students of Veerabhadra nagar government school were invited for the program and encouraged to perform cultural activities.They were gifted with necessary stationeries as a token of appreciation. To make a small difference in the society AIKYA club of PES University has kick started a new Journey.
  • PES University organized a special lecture - “Facets and Paradigms of Legal Profession”

    On 18th November 2019 Faculty of Law, PES University organized a special lecture delivered by Hon’ble Justice Shri. V. Jagannathan, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka on “Facets and Paradigms of Legal Profession” in the presence of Prof. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University and Dr. K. N. B. Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University along with Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University and Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, Faculty of Law. Hon’ble Justice Shri. V. Jagannathan, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka, His Lordship started the talk with a brief introduction to the profession and focused keenly on the importance of reading and spending time in the library as one of the most important requisites of being a good lawyer. He stressed the necessity of good communication skills for a lawyer or for that matter any professional. He gave various examples, live scenarios, cases of biography and autobiography of famous people amongst others. In conclusion, he posed a question as to why the legal profession is considered a noble profession and answered the same. His Lordship told that it is noble because one confides his complete self to this profession with utmost trust. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University, while delivering presidential remarks, emphasized on the relevance of integrated five-year law programs and opined that these five years go a long way in creating intelligent and effective lawyers. Stressing on the vision of PES University i.e., professionally superior and ethically strong global workforce, he called upon the law students strive for a life marked by supreme sacrifice and service and told them to pursue litigation in order to serve the last man on the street.
  • PES University hosted Bio Quiz 2019 under the framework of India Bio @ Bengaluru Tech Summit

    PES University hosted Bio Quiz 2019 under the framework of India Bio @ Bengaluru Tech Summit on November 12, 2019. It was a Bangalore Regional level finals . The quiz was attended by 126 students from different colleges like PESU, MSRIT, Sir MVIT, St Joseph College, Mount Carmel College, KLE, Rai Technical University and DSU from various backgrounds like BSc, B.E and B.Tech. Out of 63 teams, 6 teams – 2 teams from PES University, 2 teams from MSRIT, one from Sir MVIT and one from St Joseph's College were selected for the final round. The final round was systematically conducted by the Quiz Master Mr. Atul supported by Mr. Akshay. The final winners were Ms. Aditi Lakshmi S and Ms. Varsha Bhat from 5th semester, B Tech- BT, PES University who will compete for state level finals to be held on November 20, 2019 in Bangalore Tech Summit 2019. 1st runner ups were from MSRIT and 2nd runner ups were from PES University. The winners received trophies and certificates from honorable Registrar Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, and Chairperson-BT, Dr. K.N Shanti of PES University. All the participants were given participation certificates. This mega event was coordinated by Dr. Seema Tharannum, BiSEP coordinator and Mrs. Divya Prabha K R, BiSEP Faculty from Department of BT, PES University.
  • Kannada Rajyotsava celebration at PES University

    PES University celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava today through keeping a talk by chief guest, who is a well known theatre artist, director and author Sri Babu Hirannaiah as well as the release of a translated book ‘Vishnupriyadevi’ by Professor G. Sathyanarayana. After hoisting a flag, Sri Hirannaiah spoke on how we could express our love and respect for kannada language through talking, sharing with non kannadigas and reading kannada books and papers. He also said that we can’t make others to learn Kannada through force, but talking and respecting the other culture and language. Mr. Upadhyaya spoke on the Vishnupriyadevi and how it represents a culture and tradition of Indian society of the medieval period. The program was started with a welcome speech by Dr. V. Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs, PES University. After the release of the book, the chief guest Sri Hirannaiah and Professor Sathyanarayana were felicitated. Prof. Hareesh Ugraiah, Head of Department, Bachelors of Business Administration rendered a vote of thanks. Afterwards, few cultural teams of PES University entertained the audience with cultural events.
  • Dr M R Doreswamy graces convocation of Jain Vishva Bharathi Institute

    The twelfth convocation of Jain Vishva Bharathi Institute conferred degrees in the presence of his holiness Acharya Mahashraman Anushashta in Bangalore. In his speech the venerable saint said that education must enlighten us and lead to liberation. He said that education must instill the values of harmony and morality to help build a healthy society. Speaking on the occasion Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University congratulated the graduating students on their successful completion of the course. He said that humanism and Jainism are synonymous. He expressed the confidence that Vishva Bharathi Institute has prepared the students to become a Vishva Manava, responsible global citizens. He observed that education must provide path for living and liberation. He felt fortunate for being in the midst of living and liberation and among two great saints, one who instills the art of living His Holiness Sri RaviShankar guruji and one who instills the art of liberation, His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman). As a representative of PES University, he saw Peace, Education and Service pervading the Jain Vishva Bharathi Institute under the guidance of Acharya Mahashraman. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji, of Art of Living, in his address said that Jainism emphasizes nonviolence as a path that leads to liberation. Sri Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers said that non-violence against humans as well as against all other creatures is one of the fundamental contributions of Jainism to world philosophy. JVBI, established with the inspiration of Gurudev Tulsi in Rajasthan is committed to providing the highest quality of educational services to the utmost satisfaction of the students and give them an opportunity to cultivate an integrated personality blended with spirituality and moral values.
  • Bizquiz 2019 held

    The intense quizzing competition conducted by quiz master Meghavi Manjunath saw students of BBA and BCom programs from all campuses of PES University compete in three-rounds with options, buzzer and audio-visual cues. The contestants showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. Though some of the questions were very tricky, the teams answered them with confidence. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing, exciting and impressed the audience and had them clapping loudly when the teams answered correctly. 22 teams from Hanumanthanagar campus, 4 teams from Electronic city campus and 39 teams from RR campus participated in the quiz. The winners were from RR campus and runners up from Hanumanthanagar campus got attractive purchase vouchers and certificates. Bizquiz-2019 for was organized by Department of BBA on October 31, 2019.
  • Sixth CAC held

    The sixth edition of Celebrities and Celebrations presented an opportunity to listen to Dr. T G Ramesh, Visiting Scientist at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences and formerly scientist of CSIR-NAL. Dr. Ramesh, outlined the journey of Sir C V Raman from his birth and highlighted his achievements as a student. He spoke about Raman’s interest in Physics which won gold medals as an undergraduate and highest distinction in M.Sc studies. He mentioned how Sir Raman got fascinated to work at Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and at Calcutta University. He narrated the story of Raman being invited to the Oxford University Congress and honored by Lord Rutherford. He spoke in detail about the Classical theory of Raman scattering and quantum theory of scattering in very simple words. According to him, it was also interesting to note that, how Rayleigh’s observations were inspiring to Sir Raman and how he proved him wrong with respect to the blue color of the ocean. It was an emotional moment, said Dr. Ramesh, when Sir Raman received the Nobel prize and a telegram congratulating him from Gandhiji, who was in the prison. Dr. Ramesh concluded his speech by touching upon Sir. Raman’s dutifulness, dedication and simplicity that made him worthy of Bharata Ratna. Dr. KNB Murthy, Chairman, BITES and Vice-Chancellor, PES University delivered the welcome address and Dr. Jamadagni, Professor at IISc, introduced the Speaker and the Celebrity of the month, Sir C V Raman. The event jointly organized by PES University and BITES was held on Nov 7, 2019. The Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) is an autonomous body and a non-profit society promoted by the Government of Karnataka, in association with educational institutions and IT Industries in Karnataka, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry.
  • PES Alumni in the Media: Pradyumna Shanker

    Pradyumna Shanker, mixologist at The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore quoted in article on how aged, flavoured and infused with in-house blends, bars and restaurants are serving rum cocktails in innovative ways and mixologists predicting the dawn of rum signalling the end of gin in hipster glory.
  • Design Thinking Workshop held

    The participants in the workshop were inspired to come up with innovative solutions to the prevailing social problems. The exercise helped them overcome the fear of public speaking, hone interviewing skills, try divergent thinking, and work as a team. Mr. Hemanth Gorur, Ms. Nisary Mahesh and Mr. Sunil from Bumblebee academy shared insights about the 5 phases of Design thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test. Every team came up with creative ideas and solutions and prototypes to prove their realistic approach to solving social problems. Dr. KNB Murthy, Chairman, BITES and Vice-Chancellor, PES University, encouraged the students to carry their enthusiasm to aim higher in their career. The department of MCA in association with BITES, Board for IT Education Standards organized the 3-day workshop on Design Thinking for MCA students from Nov 11 to 13, 2019.
  • The National Finals of ConQuizTador 2019 and the Bengaluru round held

    The National finals of ConQuizTador 2019 and the Bengaluru round, one of Karnataka’s most popular and anticipated high school quizzes, was held on 13th November 2019. The exhilarating Quiz contest witnessed a turnout of over 3000 students from Bengaluru and other cities across India. Questions covering a wide array of topics such as history, sports, entertainment, and science were posed to the students. The annual event was conducted by Quotient Quiz Club, the official quizzing forum of PES University. Winners of the regional rounds of ConQuizTador, which were conducted earlier in the year, came down to Bengaluru to face each other in the National Finals. The competition kicked off with the Bengaluru prelims, which comprised of a written round of 20 questions. Following this, were the Bengaluru Finals that witnessed intense and high stakes quizzing. After many close calls and good cracks, Sri Kumaran’s Children Home CBSE (SKCH) emerged the Bengaluru Champions. The team from BGS National Public School took the second place, while a team from The Amaatra Academy came in third place and moved on to the National Semi-Finals. This was followed by two eliminator rounds in which the regional champions battled it out to earn their spot in the Grand Finale. The teams from Mumbai, Mangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, and Kochi in addition to the three teams from Bengaluru made the best of their opportunities and moved on to the final round. The finals which followed was the high octane round that people have come to expect from the past editions. Three teams were in close competition for the Dr. MR Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence until the penultimate question. The teams from Mangalore, Delhi and the eventual winners had a tight race. Emotions ran high but the team from SKCH CBSE kept their cool to pull off a memorable win. The felicitation of all the finalists and the Bengaluru winners was presided over by Dr V Krishna, the Dean of Student Affairs, PES University, who gave away trophies and certificates to all the teams.
  • A paper on Human Robot Interaction, co-authored by Suchitra Saxena, Shikha Tripathi and Sudarshan T S B, got shortlisted as top 4 finalists in IEEE/RSJ International Conference

    A paper titled 'Deep Dive into Faces: Pose & Illumination Invariant Multi-Face Emotion Recognition System' on Human Robot Interaction, co-authored by Suchitra Saxena, Shikha Tripathi and Sudarshan T S B, got shortlisted as top 4 finalists in 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS 2019) under JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award. The finalists were KTH Sweden, PES University, TU Delft and Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany. IROS 2019, the flagship international conference in robotics and intelligent systems was held at Macau, China, during 4-8 November, 2019. IROS 2019 is the 32nd edition of the conference. It is co-sponsored by the IEEE, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), the Society of Instruments and Control Engineers (SICE), and the New Technology Foundation (NTF). 1127 papers were accepted and presented in the conference from around 53 countries out of around 3000+ submissions.The conference had around 60+ industry demo and exhibition and several Robotic competitions.
  • Industry visit to glass and crockery company

    Students got an opportunity to understanding different types of glassware, cutlery, crockery, and new trends in equipment used in the hotels and catering business. Students of BBA HEM program visited Bharat Glass & Crockeries on Oct 23, 2019.
  • Bootstrap MCA 2019

    Students of MCA program had two days of enriching sessions that prepared them for the academic rigour ahead by refreshing their approach to learning. The participants found the visit to Ravishankar Ashram, personality development sessions, group discussions, Yoga and quiz useful in support and direction for their regular learning. The program was organised by the Department of Computer Applications on Sept 20-21, 2019.
  • Reeth Abraham shared insights about sports event management

    Reeth Abraham shared insights about opportunities, protocol, challenges and mitigation approach essential for the success of sports events with students of BBA HEM program. Reeth Abraham is currently the world and Asian Champion in the Triple Jump and winner of Rajyotsava and Arjuna Awards. The session was held on Oct 9, 2019.
  • Space Quiz

    The annual space quiz ‘Houston, We Have A Question’ saw participation of over 200 students from colleges of Bengaluru including PES University. Eight teams qualified for the finals after the preliminary round. The fiercely fought contest with four rounds of tie breakers was won jointly by the teams of Sucheth Hegde & Chandrachud and Hrishikesh V and Anuj T. Equinox – The Space Club, in association with the Quotient Quiz Club (QQC) and Pixels Photography Club hosted the quiz on Oct 15, 2019.
  • Making a difference with Plogathon

    Inspired by Plogging, volunteers from PES and the event partner hotel covered the area around 2.5 km of a busy roadway in the city and collected close to 150 kg of dry plastic waste. The participants also created awareness about the proposed ban on single use plastics. The Plogathon near Marthahalli was organised by HEM department in partnership with ACCOR, Ibis-Novotel, Bengaluru.
  • Workshop on whole genome sequence analysis held

    Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is important for study of life sciences, evolutionary biology and clinical progresses. The workshop started with the quality control of a sample sequence followed by trimming of adapters. Next, the sample was aligned with the reference genome and identifiers were added. Through the use of tools for SNP and indel callers, a Variant Calling Format file was generated, whose data was analysed and annotated by matching the SNPs against the NCBI database. The designed pipeline provided a holistic and realistic experience of how sequence analysis is used in the industry. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Shivangi Desai, Ms. Priyanka H.L. and Ms. S. Sneha from LeucineRichBio on Oct 17, 2019.
  • PES University collaborates with SBX Corporation

    PES University and SBX Corporation plan to conduct joint research and development on projects in fields of mutual interest that includes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Students and faculty of PES University will participate in training and exchange programs in the areas of computers science and engineering, with technology focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and applications focus on healthcare, bio-medicine. PES University and SBX Corporation plan to jointly organise conferences, workshops and seminars. The MoU covering the proposed initiatives was signed by Prof Jawahar D, Pro Chancellor on behalf of PES University and Dr Sucheendra Kumar Palaniappan, Director Engineering on behalf of SBX Corporation, Japan on Sep 28, 2019.
  • Housekeepers Master Class held

    Students of BBA HEM program got an opportunity to interact with Ms.Bhavana Alvares, Executive Housekeeper, Taj Bangalore and understand the business aspect of the housekeeping trade. The participants interacted visited three Taj hotels over three days, Oct 21-23, 2019.
  • Wins at Kreedotsava 2019

    Sports teams from PES University won in the women’s Badminton, men’s Table tennis, men’s Chess and men’s Badminton events and were declared runners up in men’s Badminton event at Kreedotsava 2019. The sports event was organised by BMS College of Engineering recently.
  • PES Student in the News: Garvita Gulhati

    Garvita Gulhati was selected as Ashoka Young Changemaker. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs, individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems. Garvita is a student of Electronics and Communication engineering.
  • PES Alumni in the News: Vikas Kumar

    Mr Vikas Kumar, IPS officer was part of the group that called on the President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, recently at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vikas Kumar was a student of Information Science and Engineering and in the first batch of PESIT as an autonomous institution.
  • PES University are overall champions in INFINI 2019

    Fifty one engineering college from across Karnataka and Savitha University from Chennai and University of Moratuwa from Sri Lanka took part in Infini 2019 organised by department of Physical Education and Sports of PES University. The sports meet had events of Badminton (men’s and women’s), Basketball (men’s & women’s); Futsal(men’s); Cricket(men’s); Kabaddi(men’s) and Throwball (women’s). The international sports fest was held from 12-16 Oct 2019 at Ring Road and Electronic City campuses.
  • Lecdem on mixology and career workshop held

    Students got an opportunity to know from Mr Mr. Shivanth, an experienced executive about career opportunities and roles and responsibilities that go with the positions in the hotel industry. Mr. Manjunath shared different styles of making mixing cocktails.
  • PES University Faculty in the News: Dr Chandramouli

    Dr Chandramouli S V was adjudged as the Best Professor in Civil Engineering Studies in the regional round of Dewang Mehta Education Awards for 2019. The award is instituted by B-School Affaire, an independent and not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a real difference to the education community; business and the economy
  • IMC 2019 Lead program held

    The program to identify Leads for the India Mobile Congress 2019 was hosted by the MCA department in association with Qogno Solutions. The 4 day highly interactive program drew participants from across colleges in Bangalore. Each day featured sessions conducted by corporate executives; Mr. Avijeet Dutta, Managing Partner India, TenX2, Mr. Amitabh Nag, Head, Digital India, HP, Mr. Kuttappa, Vice-President, ARM India, Ms. Priya, Vice-President, IDECK. They interacted with the students on topics of 5G technologies, future technological projects and Smart cities. They shared insights about the working of start-ups and its requirements. Mr. Gururaj Nayak, co-founder and CEO, Qogno solutions addressed the students and explained how students would gain from the exposure and opportunities at IMC 2019. Qogno solutions and PES University co-sponsored the program and expenses including travel to New Delhi, for the Leads and a few faculty members. The students are excited to fly to Delhi and be at the forefront of IMC 2019 expo and interact with delegates from leading global companies.
  • Win at Nokia Collegiate Code Rally Contest 2019

    Ritik Rohan won the Nokia Collegiate Code Rally Contest 2019 conducted by Nokia Technology Centre. The contest draws participation from universities across India and this is the second time in a row that PES students have won the title. Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Department of ECE handed over the certificate and Amazon Echo. Ritik seventh semester student of ECE program.
  • hacktoberfest@PESU

    The Day of Talks at hacktoberfest@PESU featured three expert guest speakers. Prof. K Gopinath from IISc delved into the philosophy behind FOSS and its roots in ancient India also its role in building the industry. Dr. Aravind MA focused on the importance of creating communities like Open Hardware and the challenges and opportunities in open hardware at present. Ms. Zainab Bawa, discussed diversity in tech communities and challenges she faced in enabling people in technology meet each other, collaborate on new opportunities and advance the state of the art.
  • Distribution of school bags and notebooks among flood affected school children

    Responding to the recent tragic floods, PES University donated bags, note books and other stationery items to over 500 children of government schools of higher primary classes in Ontagodi and Budni B.K. Village of Mudhol Taluk, Bagalkot district under the guidance of Sri Govind Karijol, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, handed over the consignment to the flood relief coordination committee of PES University. The committee of Dr. Vijendra Kumar, Dr. Venkatesh, Dr. Satish and Dr. Basavraj oversaw the distribution of the items among the affected school children.
  • Pecon 2019 held

    The fifth edition of the People’s Conference saw student committees discuss and deliberate upon a wide range of international and domestic issues. These included the importance of Cybersecurity, current human rights issues across the globe and the latest national education policy of India. The committees after the initial sessions debated as in general assembly, like UNGA DISEC, UNHRC and the ECOSOC to specialised committees like WSIS, AIPPM and the CCC. The event held on Oct 19, 2019 was inaugurated by Dr. V Krishna Sir, Dean of Student Affairs, PES University.
  • Social awareness program on addiction with a pledge by students to stay away from addiction

    Every year, addiction to narcotics, drugs, psychotropic substances results in absence from college, disrupted family life and crime. Mobile phone addiction is known to lead to severe impairment or distress in one’s life. PES University in association with Girinagar Police Station, South Division, Bangalore City organised PESUians Against Intoxication initiative. Hon’ble Additional and Sessions Judge GM Sheenappa spoke about the legal implications of substance abuse and shared his personal experience of sentencing convicted addicts. Mr. Basheer Ahmad Makhandhar, renowned public prosecutor, spoke about his experience of handling cases involving students who were victims of substance abuse and influence of drugs on the students’ lives. Dr. K Raghu, psychiatrist with a rich experience of working in India and UK spoke about the importance of walking in students’ lives, and introduced them to ‘HEARTSAPP’ a mobile app which helps us control our tides of thought through meditation. Mr. Umesh Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police, and Mr. Vali Basha, Assistant Commissioner of Police were present on the occasion. Mr. Umesh Kumar, an engineering graduate and an IPS officer emphasised that everyone should have a clear ambition which will carry them forward through their career, not allowing them to get distracted from their goal. Dr. Rohini Katoch in her lively speech spoke about how we should help those in need, how we must make informed choices, not blaming anyone else for our decisions, and that we alone are responsible for the choices that we make. Dr. K Raghu’s concluding statement comprised five important advisory rules for the students, to help keep them away from the perils of addiction. Team Nautanki, presented a theatre act on the ill effects of addiction which was followed by a mime portraying how the evil of drugs ruins people’s daily lives. The students took a pledge: “We the students of PES University, solemnly swear that, we will not indulge in addictions, we will not fall prey to vices, and we will stand together as a responsible and sensitive student body and as upstanding citizens of India, in the face of these evils.” Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University donated 30 road barricades to the Police Department on the occasion.
  • All nighter Studython held

    The objective of the Studython was to test the endurance and the limits of the efforts focused on understanding and applying technical concepts. The first part of the Studython started on a Saturday evening. In this part, students had a three hour, hands on session on various system admin topics which were taught by a team of employees from Rooman Technologies. In the next session, students installed and integrated various components like Web server, App server, Database server, Firewall and Load balancer while resolving the problems as they worked through. A few students chose to catch quick naps. The Studython had a “no talking” rule in place to keep the minds of students focused on the task on hand. A team of mentors was available in the canteen area of the floor to help students with answers to their questions. On the next day, students who had completed the integration of the components delved deeper into studying each of the components. After breakfast, students started with their second task. This task required students to choose a set of 5 topics, 5 videos and 2 white papers on products and come up with five questions and answers. After lunch, in the final session of the Studython students came up with an idea for a product and submitted their respective product pitches. The event concluded with a talk by Prof. Ajoy Kumar on the learnings and how best students can use 24 hours to add something substantial to their resumes. The Studython was held from 5 PM on Oct 19 to 5 PM on Oct 20, as part of the course Operation Linux/Unix.
  • PES University in the News: Developing a microsatellite for DRDO

    PES University, Bengaluru, is developing a microsatellite for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The satellite—RSAT, will be used for carrying Satellite-Based Automatic Identification System (SB-AIS) payload to monitor ships in international waters and provide vital information about their movements. (Sep 23, 2019, Education Times)
  • Law students’ interaction with honourable Vice President of India

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addressed students from PES University in New Delhi on October 16, 2019. Interacting with the students the Vice President said that the judicial processes must become more people-friendly. He said that the law enforcement machinery and the justice dispensing structures must be accessible, credible, equitable and transparently even-handed. He expressed his happiness in interacting with students from PES University and felt that meeting the younger generation was a pleasure which fills him with new energy, optimism and new ideas. He called upon the students to set the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in ones life and become a role model for others. He hoped that as lawyers their heart will remain filled with empathy for weaker sections of society and that they will do their bit to help them.
  • M Com classes inaugurated

    The newly enrolled students of masters program in commerce got an opportunity to understand the career prospects and the commitment of the university to prepare them for the emerging prospects. In his inaugural address Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor highlighted the importance of faculty, library, laboratory and internship in learning. He announced that scholarship facilities like CNR Rao scholarship and MRD Scholarship will be extended to students of MCom program. He outlined the plan to grant stipend of rupees eight thousand per month to the students in their second year during their internships and industry exposure program. According to him, special attention will be paid to potential teachers among students and training them for National Eligibility Test. He said that emphasis on academic excellence at post-graduate level is a tough challenge and is a focus area under the New Education Policy and PES University endorses the new policy. The chief guest, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean Management studies in his address gave statistical information about B Com and M Com programs in the country. He said that corporate sector has projected a requirement of 50,000 commerce graduates this year. Newly enrolled students and faculty members, Prof. M.V. Sathya Narayan, Prof.A.V.Chandrashekar and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy were present on the occasion. The inauguration of M.Com classes of PESU for the academic year 2019-20 was held on September 26, 2019.
  • Samarasa 2019: A rare treat of Indian classical music and dance

    PES University’s annual classical music and dance confluence enthralled the audience with Carnatic and Hindustani vocal and instrumental music and Bharatnatyam performances by accomplished artists. The inaugural function was presided over by Vidhushi Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, renowned Veena artist. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jayanthi Kumareshthen wished everyone a happy Dussehra and commended PES University for encouraging fine arts, and not restricting themselves to the technical aspects of engineering. She said, “it encourages critical thinking, creates curious minds and therefore professional lives”. Dr. M.R.Doreswamy in his presidential address highlighted the influence of classical music on our lives and importance of Indian heritage and culture and how our country’s art forms bring us all together and reinforce the spirit of “unity is diversity”. Present on the occasion were Dr. KN B Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs. The second day featured Trimukhi-instrumental ensemble, violin in solo, Hindustani and Carnatic vocal and bharatnatyam recital which regaled the audience. The curtain raiser concert of Carnatic vocal performance held on the previous day set the tone for the spellbinding events. Samarasa 2019 was held on Oct 5-6, 2019.
  • PES Alumni in the News: Manoj Sanker

    NemoCare Wellness cofounded by Manoj, an alumnus of PES, was a winner at the Asia Hardware Battle 2019 India edition and qualified for Asia finals to be held in China. The award entitles the company a booth at TechCrunch Asia 2019. NemoCare’s innovative affordable, accessible, highly accurate monitoring solutions prevent neonatal and maternal deaths. The technology solutions use unobtrusive wireless wearable sensors and networks and analytical algorithms to power the AI platform and big data tools to provide continuous, high resolution monitoring and preventive care in hospitals and homes. Manoj was a student of Telecommunication Engineering during 2010-14 at PES Institute of Technology.
  • Hands on workshop on building analog and digital circuits held

    Students got an opportunity to use PRAYOGeek platform to learn electronics with a hands-on design based approach. The workshop covered building analog and digital circuits on breadboard using PRAYOGeek hardware and Android APP. The learning enables applying inter subject concepts to build a project and solving real world problems. The workshop was organised by department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in association with AltiLOGIC Technologies on September 18, 2019.
  • Life Size Bronze Statue of Mahatma Gandhiji Unveiled @ PES University, 02 10 2019

    As the country celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, PES University commemorated the same in a very special way by unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on its Campus. An 8-foot tall and 40-inch wide bronze statue shipped from Porbandar the birth place of Bapuji was unveiled by His Excellency Sri Vajubhai Vala -Honourable Governor of Karnataka and Sri Suresh Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in the august presence of Dr. M R Doreswamy – Chancellor, PES University and Prof. D Jawahar – Pro Chancellor, PES University. The unveiling was followed by garland ceremony at the Gandhiji Statue in OAT, followed by Bhajans of Mahatma Gandhiji and address by eminent guests. Over 2000 students, faculty, invitees and general public gathered to witness this very momentous occasion. While addressing the gathering, Sri Suresh Kumar extended wishes and thanks to Dr. M R Doreswamy on behalf of the people of Karnataka and State Government for erecting the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birthday. He said that it will help people to remember Mahatma Gandhiji as a true humanitarian. He thanked Dr. M.R. Doreswamy for adopting ten schools in the flood affected North Karnataka. Sri Vajubhai Vala congratulated and thanked Dr. M.R. Doreswamy for the coming up with a very apt idea of erecting a statue in the PES University premises. He said that the statue will spread the values and memories of Gandhi for generations on this campus. Further, the honourable Governor appreciated the PES University for inclusion of value added courses on Mahatma Gandhi ji, Swami Vivekananda and Sri M Visvesvaraya in the curriculum of University. He also appreciated the idea of including Yoga in the academic courses apart from hosting the International Yoga Day in mega scale every year. He recalled his presence at PES University on IYD. Hon’ble Governor applauded the “Education Service that Dr. M R Doreswamy is extending to society”. Sri Vajubhai Vala addressed the students and faculty members about the life and achievements of Gandhiji, and how the young generation could inculcate the Gandhian principles for the good. Gandhian principles are more relevant today where deterioration of values in society. Under Gandhiji’s leadership Country attained independence. However post independence he never aspired for any eminent positions like President or Prime Minister of the India. It is an unparallel event that has taken place in the world history. The youth of today should uphold the exemplary qualities / values demonstrated by Gandhiji like truth, non-violence and sacrifice. These are the qualities which should be emulated by the present generation. He appealed to read the literature which are available in plenty on Gandhiji and one of his associate Sardar Patel who handled effectively the integration of the princely states with his diplomatic skills and foresightedness. The problem of amalgamating 562 independent states with a democratic self-governing India was difficult and delicate. Today, PES University has set an example which is healthy to emulate by other institutions. He also appreciated the adoption of 10 government schools in north Karnataka. Sri S. Suresh Kumar, Honourable Minister- Primary and secondary education, Government of Karnataka unveiled the “The Slient Reflections”– Mega Scale Library with a Marvelous Architecture housed at 13 Floor of the B Block of PES University. He appreciated the architectural design and said that I am sure that Students would wish to stay back on campus to utilize such a facility. Dr M R Doreswamy made a suggestion to Sri S. Suresh Kumar regarding public examination system stating that commencing it from 8 th Standard is ideal and hon’ble minister endorsed the view of Dr M R Doreswamy. Dr. M R Doreswamy inaugurated the repository of Gandhiji, Swami Vivekananda and Sri M Visvesvaraya.
  • Lagey Lagori League 2019 curated by students held

    Students got an opportunity to curate the unique event with the assistance of Team REdbull Sports. The event saw the indigenous sport of Lagori drawing the interest of corporates and student community. The event showed the immense business potential of an age old game. Chris Croning of RedBull Sports and Dr. Vijaykumar, Dean of Management Studies spoke on the occasion.
  • Win at NTPC Electron Quiz-2019

    Preetham Upadhyaya and Akhil Siddharth won the Southern Region Round of NTPC Electron Quiz-2019. NTPC Electron Quiz 2019, predominantly a business quiz, held across six cities in India attracts some of the brightest minds from elite management and engineering colleges. The regional round of the quiz contest was held at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan, Secunderabad on Sep 18, 2019.
  • Inter-departmental Carom tournament

    B R MOHAMMED SAQALIN MUSHTAQ and SIDDESH H emerged as winner and runner-up in the Inter-departmental Carom tournament. Both the players are students of third semester in Mechanical Engineering. The event was organised by the Physical Education department of the university.
  • Celebrating Engineers’ Day

    Glowing tributes to the greatest Indian engineer Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya marked the Engineers Day celebrations. Dr. Arati Founder, Vibhu Academy addressed the gathering and highlighted the contributions of M. Visvesvaraya. She talked about his humility and nobility and his pioneering work as an engineer, architect, intellectual and Diwan of Mysore State. Dr. Arati narrated the story of his early life in poverty when his mother asked him to promise to get drinking water to their village. As a child, he had to walk to nearby town of Chikkaballapura to attend the school and studied under street lights. After schooling, he pursued engineering at Pune. Following his exemplary work in project on Sindhu river he was invited to Hyderabad to lead the project on Musa river. He was known for his openness to learning and accepting knowledge from everywhere. He worked as chairman of planning commission of India for a brief period, and took up the position of Diwan of Mysore State on the invitation of the then king of Mysore. In a span of 6 yrs, he started 6500 schools, HAL and Bhadrawati steel plant. He started the SJR Polytechnic at Bangalore for skill development in students. He started the Century Club for building business networks, Karnataka Soaps and Detergents, UVCE and public library. He was the first president of Karnataka Sahitya Parishat. He was the visionary behind University of agricultural sciences, at Bangalore. Dr. Arati concluded by saying, “Sir M. Visvesvaraya’s contributions and works are countless and his selfless service remains an inspiration to every citizen of India.” The event was held on Sep 16, 2019 with fifth Celebrity and Celebrations meet of Board for IT Education Standards. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Chairman, BITES was present on the occasion.
  • Supporting flood relief programmes

    PES University donated Rs. 1 Crore to the Flood Relief fund of Karnataka. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor presented the cheque to Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri BS Yeddyurappa. On the occasion, Dr. M R Doreswamy reiterated the institution’s commitment to actively assist the government and support people in the flood affected areas. PES University plans to provide all infrastructural support to 10 rural schools in flood affected areas. The NSS team in PES University is engaged in the rehabilitation process. Chief Minister Sri BS Yeddyurappa expressed his gratitude to PES University for extending whole hearted support to the state of Karnataka.
  • Number One KSURF ranking for PES University

    PES University emerged as the number one University under the category of New Universities, under 5 years, in Karnataka State Universities Rating Framework (KSURF) 2019 published recently. The applicant universities of the state were evaluated on the parameters of research excellence, innovation, teaching excellence, infrastructure, inclusiveness and social impact.
  • Workshop on clinical research held

    Workshop on clinical research and current regulatory affairs was held on Aug 29 -30, 2019 in association with Samahita Research Solutions under the Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme, supported by the government of Karnataka.
  • Industry Visit: Big Banyan Winery

    Students of hospitality program got an opportunity to get a first hand experience of wine making procedures, grape varietals and pairing cheese with wines. Final Year F and B Service Specialization Students of BBA HEM visited Big Banyan Winery on Sep 11, 2019.
  • One day symposium “STOCKATHON - Way to create Wealth” held

    Finance Domain of MBA, PES University, successfully conducted a one day symposium “STOCKATHON - Way to create Wealth” on August 16. Dr. Vijaykumar, Dean – Management studies presided over the function. Eminent speakers from Capital Markets industry shared their experience and insights of current trend. Mr. Ronak Moondra, Consultant Trainer – NSE & Founder CEO of Trading Campus, Mumbai, addressed on the “Overview of Capital Markets” and present state and future prospects of Algorithmic Trading. Mr. Anish Kumar, Business Head-South & East, Canara Robeco Asset Management & Mr. Sanjay. K.S, AVP, Anandrathi shared their knowledge and Industry experience in the area of “Mutual Funds”. Mr. Rajesh Shanbag, AVP, Way2 wealth Advisory, Mumbai provided insights on “Derivatives”. Dr. Sivashanmugam, Professor & Finance Domain Head – Management studies proposed vote of thanks. The entire event was co-ordinated by Dr. Sivashanmugam, Prof G. Srinivas and Prof. Krishna Kumar S.
  • Technical sessions on latest developments in CAE

    Students of mechanical engineering got an opportunity to participate in sessions on the latest developments and real case applications on various CAE disciplines and industries, of ANSA, EPILYSIS, META and SPDRM (Simulation Process Data and Resources Manager) and many more. Experts from Mercedes Benz R&D, Wipro Technologies and Beta CAE Systems delivered talks on the software features, their applications, career aspirations and trends. The ANSA Day, event was organised by the department of mechanical engineering in association with Beta CAE systems on Sep 6, 2019.
  • Inaugural Townhall of The Entrepreneurship Club addressed by founders Rapido and Invento

    The Entrepreneurship Club flagged off its Inaugural Townhall. Rishikesh S R, an alumnus of PES institution, who featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019, shared interesting insights about working of his company Rapido. Rapido is a platform where you can book a bike ride through a mobile app while traveling solo. Rishikesh touched upon the subject of startup culture in India, the problems and challenges he faced in setting up the company, and his vision for the company. Talking about his time in PES, Rishikesh recalled sitting down with friends to discuss new ideas for a start-up every day. Balaji Viswanathan, founder of the robotics company Invento, Humanoid robots for customer interaction, is a pioneer in the emerging field of AI-enabled hardware. While in college, he was a three-time winner of the prestigious medal from the National Design and Research Forum. He was invited to meet then President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam for a one on one discussions. He started the MOOC platform NalandaU in 2019 and co-founded a fin-tech company, Zingfin! He also happens to be one of the most followed Quora writers. He observed that India, as the IT power needs more industry led companies focusing on product development. He added that innovation has the potential to bring about that much needed change. The inspiring talks got the students thinking about the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship.
  • Fourth annual convocation of PES University held

    Bangalore – 1530 candidates graduating from PES University were awarded degrees at the fourth annual convocation. The university’s first PhD and M Tech-by-Research candidates were conferred degrees at the ceremony. 17 gold medals and 92 silver medals were won by the graduating class. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE delivered the convocation address. He outlined how, over the years the ways of learning, expectations of industry and approach of students has changed. He highlighted the importance of learning, drawing from his rich experience as an academician and researcher. He opined that “learning to learn” and “never stop learning” should continue to guide the students. Prof. Sahasrabudhe touched upon the successful initiatives of the government in involving students to effectively address the problems of the country. Dr M R Doreswamy acknowledged the contribution of the faculty and considered it as an important factor in building a preeminent brand in PES. He took pride in the project of building a satellite by a PES institution. The second satellite by students of PES reflects the focus of the institution on research and innovation. Dr KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor introduced the chief guest and dignitaries on the dais. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor declared the convocation proceedings open. Dr V Krishnamurthy, Registrar presented the candidates to the council of the university. 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. The graduating class saw active recruitment by leading global and Indian investment banks, software and engineering companies and promising start ups. Many of the candidates chose to pursue higher studies at renowned global universities. The graduating batch made the most of the internship opportunities with key industry players. The university campus came alive with the beaming parents and fresh graduates.
  • RESEV-2019 national workshop held

    The five day national workshop on Modelling and Analysis of Nexus between Renewable Energy, Electric Storage and Electrical Vehicle outlined the trends and research opportunities for students in this fast developing field. The inaugural function laid down the objectives of the workshop and the road ahead in the national and global perspective. The attendees were welcomed by Dr. B.K.Keshavan, Chairperson Dept. Of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. Dr. Venugopal. N, Convener said that the motivation for the workshop is about creating a platform for industry, research and academia to discuss and take up research projects in the field of electric vehicles. Dr. K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor addressed the current scenario in the state and nation about energy conservation and impact on the environment. Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Managing Director and CEO MEHER group of companies, explained the concepts of conventional technology for petrol vehicles in comparison to electric vehicles to conclude that electric vehicles are more economical and environmental friendly. Present on the occasion were Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Dean Placements, PES University. Dr. M.J Venkatarangan, thanked PRDC for their association in conducting this workshop. The workshop was held from July 22 to 26, 2019.
  • Fresh ideas and keen enthusiasm mark science fest

    Bangalore – It was a time to share and learn for over 12000 school kids participating in the festival of science. The 2019 edition of The Amateur Scientist was back on a bigger scale and demonstrated innovative prototypes by budding scientists from over 227 schools from across the country who had registered for the event. The event with the motto of innovate, invent, inspire, drew large number of visitors from across the city to the vibrant campus. 30 schools from outside of Karnataka participated in the event. The science expo had over 85 stalls manned by kids answering the toughest questions by visitors and panel of judges on how their creations solved real world problems. The visiting kids were seen engaging fervently in games set up by the organisers that demanded sharp skills and knowledge with a spirit of curiosity and determination to win. The event provided a platform for the best working projects created by students between eighth and twelfth standards from various institution’s across India. The models on display based on new technologies and fresh scientific ideas aimed to solve a wide array of real world problems, ranged from intelligent traffic management to improvised wheel chair, to name a few. The event featuring over ten contests, curated by the PES students ensured a thrilling experience for the visitors. The contests engaged the visiting students in innovative games and formats that included Model Making, Quiz, Scotland Yard, Enigma, Treasure Island, Inquisitors Trials, CodeWars, Eclipse, Intellisense, Shark Tank and Junkyard Showdown. The event was inaugurated by Prof Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions. Later, speaking after distributing the prizes he said that he was happy that it proved to be an an enriching experience for the participants and students of PES University and looked forward to a bigger and better iteration next year. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor and Dr V Krishna were present on the occasion. The panel of judges included Dr Kannan, GM at UPS, Dr Shanthi, Mr Anoop Santhanam and Ms Anusha Rao. The jury was all praise for the explanation by the participants at the stalls and found the projects consistently good, making it difficult to select the winners. Prof Geetha Shankar and Dr Rajesh M graced the event. The team of Ruban Raj OG, Harsha R and Kavi Nesan of Maharishi Vidyamandir was declared the winner in Science Expo. The event is a testimony to PES University’s unwavering commitment to the highest quality education.
  • Participation in immersion training program

    Sanjana and Sanmitha attended immersion technical training program at Swinburne University, Australia. During the two week program, they were allocated an assignment and asked to prepare a project report. The program provided a valuable opportunity to interact and learn from entrepreneurs, industry professionals, former diplomats, and senior academicians. Sanjana B Kallalli and Ms. Sanmitha D P are first year, post graduate students of civil engineering department.
  • DSC PESU Cloud Study Jam 2019

    The tech intensive interaction featured expert speakers sharing their insights about the emerging technologies and how it shaped their lives. Nikhil Raichur, Community Manager for DSC (Developer Student Clubs) talked about the various programs of the GDG (Google Developers Group). Bharat Chetty, software engineer at NASDAQ, alumnus of PES University, and invitee to the recently held Google I/O highlighted the importance of learning the basics before diving into the world of tech. Nikita Gandhi, Project Coordinator for EngEDU's ML Program at Google talked about AI being a boon or bane and how students should work towards becoming better engineers with the help of developer communities. Pavankumar Manjalagiri software engineer at NASDAQ talked about Google Cloud. Shiv Prakash, data science engineer at AsknBid and Mathang, expert in Machine Learning helped the students with their doubts on Qwiklabs. The Cloud Study Jam conducted by DSC PESU held on July 20, 2019 was attended over 180 participants. Qwiklabs session saw participation of around 150 students with 30+ Quest completions.
  • The 73rd Independence day was celebrated on August 15, 2019 @ PES University - Ring Road Campus.

    The tricolor national flag was hoisted by Mr. Anand Malligavad - A man of Lake Rejuvenation (Lake Conservationist), the Chief Guest of the Program. Addressing the gathering he called upon the youth to serve / contribute to the Mother Earth and Save the Mother Earth. Addressing the Students, Alumni and Staff members, Prof. D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that on August 15, 2022 India will be Celebrating Platinum Jubilee and PES will be celebrating Golden Jubilee. He narrated the roadmap ahead for 2020-2022 to all the stakeholders. He also announced that “PES University will extend all support to rejuvenate both the lakes of Hosakerehalli and the one at PES University Electronic city campus area”. He called upon the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Law to take up this initiative. Dr. K.N.Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University introduced the chief guest to the audience. This was followed by bi-annual alumni meet.
  • Inauguration of graduate programs in commerce, business and law

    The inauguration ceremony was attended by newly admitted students and their parents. Speaking on the occasion Justice Vishwanath Shetty observed that there will always be many opportunities for students in a democratic system. He felt that neither the place of origin nor any other hurdle will come in the way of students who put up hard work and focus on achieving. He said that in our country even a young person hailing from a rural background can rise to the highest position like that of a President, Prime Minister or Lokayukta. He reiterated that all students who have secured admission in PES University are lucky since the university is known for excellence in education. Mr. Ravishankar Rao, Senior Manager, Strategic and Planning, CISCO, a distinguished alumnus of PES University addressed the students on the occasion and suggested that students should be technically sound, develop good communication skills and understand the corporate culture. According to him the industry is growing rapidly and demands by industry will be widely varying and therefore students should be responsive to the new technologies and changes. He felt that excellence in quality and being amenable to changes is the need of the hour and students therefore must be ready for this to shine and better their career. He wished the best to students entering higher education and congratulated them for getting admitted to PES University, renowned for quality education and placements. Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, delivered the orientation lecture and outlined SPIRIT a unique process framework put into practice successfully by PES University that enables the students to realise their potential. The inauguration of First year BBA, BBA-HEM, B.Com and Law (Integrated Honors Programs – BBA, LLB, BA,LLB and B.Com, LLB) was held on Aug 4, 2019 on the campus was attended by over 2,200 students and parents.
  • Incredible work as intern at Walt Disney Studio

    Swathi Suresh and Apeksha Rai interned with Walt Disney Florida and won the appreciation of the organisation for their performance and display of knowledge, skills and attitude in making a difference and helping Walt Disney create an unforgettable experience. Swathi was commended for her dedication in resolving issues, showing true concern for guests in various interactions. The officials were all praise for her teaching of Snake Charm, help during alpha call at Pirates and making sure a guest who was scared of fireworks was comfortable. Both the internees are students of BBA-HEM program.
  • DD Chandana TV - Dr. M R Doreswamy founder of PES Institutions and Chancellor of PES University will share his life events and achievements.

    “Shubhodaya Karnataka” is being directly telecast in widely viewed and popular Kannada TV Chandana channel every day in the morning 7 AM to 9 AM. In this program, people who are famous and very popular are being introduced for the information to the public. Kannada personalities who hail from the fields of literacy, music, education, technology, film and movie world, drama and other fields. Their life histories and life achievements are telecast in this Shubodaya Karnataka program. More than 450 famous persons like and then achievements have already been telecast in this series. For example, Infosys Founder Dr. N R Narayana Murthy, Justice Rama Jois, Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah, Dr. Sudha Murthy, Dr. K S Nisar Ahmed, Dr. Patil Puttappa, Jnanapeetha Awardee Dr. Chandrasehkara Kumbar etc., In the forth coming episode of the series, on Friday 9.8.2019. Dr. M R Doreswamy founder of PES Institutions and Chancellor of PES University will share his life events and achievements. Viewers are hereby requested to view the forthcoming episode on 9.8.2019 at 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM and also send their feedback and oblige.
  • Faculty in the News: Prof. Sathya Prasad

    Prof. Sathya Prasad was on the jury panel for the finals of Smart India Hackathon (Hardware) 2019. The hackathon organised by MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems, is based on an open innovation model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in our country. The hackathon was held in Ciombatore on July 25-26, 2019. Prof Sathya Prasad heads Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) in PES University.
  • PES University among Top 10 Private State Universities in India

    The Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019 placed PES University at the sixth position among the private state universities in India. According to the agency the rankings, designed with valuable feedback from the industry, evaluate institutions based on parameters such as Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Faculty with PhD (FWP), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Citations Per Paper (CPP) and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID). Institutions are awarded an overall rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation. Today, PES University is proud of the student satellite in the space, students pursuing higher studies in leading global universities across the world, papers in prestigious conferences by our staff members and students, placements at leading global corporates for final year students, start-ups of alumni and many such path-breaking achievements. Whatever we do revolves around around developing of a student’s personality on personal and professional fronts. The enthusiasm of students on the campus is what encourages the staff and management of PES University to focus on creating enriching teaching and learning experiences.
  • Felicitating Prof K N Seetharamu

    At the international symposium on Heat Transfer, Professor KN Seetharamu's was felicitated on his eightieth birthday. Prof T Sundararajan, Chairperson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras. Prof M V Krishna Murthy, former Prof, Department of Mechanical Engineering IISc. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PES University and academicians from abroad were present on the occasion. Prof M V Krishnamurthy recollected the contribution of Prof K N Seetharamu to teaching and research and how his books are today a key learning resource. Prof T Sundararajan admired him for his down-to-earth personality and remembered his unique way of teaching finite element method (FEM) way back at IIT Madras. Prof V Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University, compared him to the roots and new students as leaves in educational system. Prof P Nithiyarasu and Dr A Ranganayakulu, scientist, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) highlighted his contribution. PES University is fortunate to have teachers like Prof K N Seetharamu and honoured to present the Mysore Peta and felicitate him and his wife on the occasion.
  • Volunteering for prestigious conferences

    Students of hospitality program contributed to the success of 48th Skal Asia Congress, Bengaluru 2019 aimed at promoting global tourism and friendship. Student volunteers handled logistic work and took part in flag parade. Ashish Parthasarathy, a faculty member, handled the digital marketing through their Instagram handle for the event.
  • PES University in the NEWS

    Global provider of team collaboration and productivity software, Atlassian Corporation Plc opened an R&D centre. The company was the top recruiter at PES University, Bengaluru last year offering the highest compensation of ₹ 48 lakh plus benefits for IT talent.
  • Team Haya Off-roading moves ahead

    The team secured won second rank in Karnataka and 26th in India at BAJA SAE India Virtuals. The qualifying round saw competition among 282 teams from across India. The preliminary round based on design presentation and technical test was held at Chitkara University, Chandigarh on July 12-13, 2019.
  • AMD Best Student Award

    Smaran Adarsh and Tanmay M won the AMD Best Student award 2018-19 for their project on Synthesis Techniques For Reversible And Quantum Circuits. The duo developed a synthesizer for realising Reversible and Quantum Circuits working over two months at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Wille, Professor and HOD, Integrated Circuit Design. On their return to PES University they continued their work under the guidance of Prof. M. S. Sunita. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 25K. The paper titled Towards HDL-based Synthesis of Reversible Circuits with No Additional Lines, based on the project work has been accepted for publication in the 38th edition of International Conference on Computer - Aided Design ICCAD 2019. Smaram and Tanmay, students of final year BTech program with department of electronics and communication engineering plan to pursue master’s degree in Computer Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
  • Best Paper Award

    The research paper titled Tribological Studies of High Surface Finish Ceramic Coatings for Low Friction and Adhesive Wear Resistant Applications was declared the best paper in the international conference on Materials and Manufacturing Methods 2019 held recently at NIT, Trichy. Zahid, Nabil and Avinash, students of final year B.Tech in Department of Mechanical Engineering carried out the research work under the guidance of Dr. Suneel Motru, Associate Professor, for their final semester project.
  • Dr. Snehanshu Saha wins PEACE Award - Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award, 2019 in Machine Learning & AstroInformatics.

    Dr. Snehanshu Saha wins PEACE Award-Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award, 2019 in Machine Learning & AstroInformatics. World Research Peace Award powered by RULA recognizes distinguished contributions in a subject area of high potential impact by a thorough review of published work, open source contribution and pedagogy among other things. PEACE is a foundation in Far East.The award is based on impactful publications in the field and citations received against those publications. The award contains a plaque, trophy and citation and lifetime free membership of the foundation. Dr. Saha has been contributing vigorously in the development of AstroInformatics, a niche area at the intersection of Machine Learning and Astronomy, developing novel; algorithms and methods to understand complex patterns in large and diverse astronomical databases. He and his collaborators proposed two novel metrics for computing habitability of Extra-solar planets by a fusion of computational modeling and machine learning methods. His work in this area in well cited. He and his team are developing fast computing pipelines for classification of large, heterogeneous data. His contribution to this field in the last five years include setting up AstroInformatics Research Group in PES University, endorsed by IEEE and International Astrostatistics Association.
  • Talk on Human Robot Interaction by Prof. David Jenkins

    The talk on Human Robot Interaction for Enhanced Perception and Social Wellbeing traced the evolution of user interface and robotics. The models used to represent perception in social interactions between human and robots, the challenges in the existing solutions were clearly brought out by Prof. Jenkins. He emphasised the ubiquitous presence of robots in the society and the need for developing intelligent and simple interfaces that will allow robots to be part of social interactions and well being. In the later part of the session, possible solutions for few applications and case studies like Brain Computer Interface, activating memory through music, behavioural therapy for Autism, use of robots for Stroke rehabilitation and challenges in robotics with respect to security, natural language synthesis and so on were deliberated. Prof. David Jenkins is a Professor at School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics and his focus of research has been in the area of sensor development, microscopy and medical systemsThe session started with a welcome address by Dean of Research, Dr. Sudarshan. The session was presided over by Prof. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor. The event was organised by PES University in collaboration with Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) and Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) GOK. There was a good participation from both Academia & Industry.
  • Indonesian Delegation visits PES University

    An Indonesian oil industry delegation comprising of 45 persons visited PES University, Bangalore as part of leadership workshop organized by M/S. Deloitte. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of the University presented an overview covering the history and journey of University, talent success stories and the establishment of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The team visited the centre and learnt that students had innovatively developed prototypes to solve real world problems. The students also demonstrated the devices they had developed which received wide appreciation from the visiting team.
  • Datathon 2019 held

    Thirty eight teams from different colleges competed in solving open ended problems in data analytics in a closely contested competition for data lovers. Five targets were given at 45 minutes interval and were evaluated by a panel of judges. The chief guests for the event were Amey Pathak, Head, Business solutions and Innvoations, Tata IQuants, and Giri Pathivadi, CTO, Power Research Development Corporation. Also present on the occasion were Kaartik, Data Architect, Thoughtworks, Giri Ganesh, Senior Data Analyst, Gramener, Manish, Project Manager, Impact Analytics, Mohan, Project Lead, Myntra, Dr.Viraj, Visiting Professor, IISc and Dr. Ram Rustagi, Professor, KSIT. All the prizes were bagged by students of PES University.
  • PES Alumni in the News: Manish Singh

    CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Machine Learning Startups featured Manish Singh, CEO Innovators Bay. He envisions the company as an India based innovation centre that constantly creates disruptive innovative products and as a production house for multiple startups. Manish was a student of MCA, of 2009-12 batch.
  • PES University celebrated the International Yoga Day 2019

    PES University celebrated the International Yoga Day 2019 on 21st June with lots of enthusiasm and gaiety from 7.00am to 8.30am. The occasion was very well attended by over 600 students, teachers and staff organized in the Cricket grounds of PES University. The mass yoga practice organized was spearheaded by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the University. Speaking on the occasion Dr. M R Doreswamy, the Chancellor informed that PES University fully believes in the good effects of Yoga practice. The regular practice of Yoga is included in the academic timetable. He mentioned regular Yoga practice helps all the students to concentrate on studies by building immunity to fight against diseases. He expressed that PES University has decided to incorporate Certified Value added Courses such as Life and achievements of great persons like Swamy Vivekananda, Sir. M Visveswariah and Mahatma Gandhi. Chancellor urged the participants to practice the timetested Yoga and Pranayama regularly which facilitate physical , mental and spiritual health. At young age this practice is ideal, Dr. Doreswamy observed. International Yoga Day Celebrations - 2019 at PES University met with great success. The registrar thanked the assembly.
  • Transforming footpaths

    The Faculty of Architecture and Design (FOAD) is taking forward Dr Doreswamy’s suggestion to transform service lanes near the university campus into pleasant walking tracks on the lines of footpaths in Hong Kong, which he happened to visit recently.
  • Bhaarat Chetty attends Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O - 2019, held at California, United States

    Bhaarat Chetty, a final year B.Tech. Computer Science student of PES University Ring Road Campus attends Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O - 2019, held at California, United States from May 7-9, 2019. He returned to India after his three-week long stay in USA. The conference provided him an opportunity to interact with some disruptive change-makers in technology including, but not limited to, the likes of Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google). According to Bhaarat, the reason technology fascinates him is that it has an answer to almost every problem the society faces today and it thrills him to be able to bring a change with his passion for science and technology. He is passionate about making tech more inclusive, especially for those from underrepresented backgrounds, and He wants to use design and technology for empowerment and accessibility. Bhaarat Chetty was the only student from the Developer Student Clubs 2017-19 INDIA to have made it to the annual Google I/O conference, California this May. Thrilled to have shared stage with global leaders and developers, he says the opportunity helped him engage in fruitful discussions on building applications with Google and many open source platforms (TensorFlow, Flutter, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine). “Travelling all the way to California to witness this landmark moment was nothing short of a life-changing moment for me. I would urge the other young students to realise that hard work can make dreams come true and take you places,” said Bhaarat. " Today, with technology at my fingertips, I keep updating my repertoire, with skills like ML and AI empowered apps, because there is no better way of implementing your idea than by doing it yourself. Learning something new everyday is a major means of my subsistence " The Google staff made sure we had enough opportunities to break ice — an AI Concert, a magic show, performances by a few international bands and a dinner with the Indian community. It helped us get to know each other better. It was nice talking to them about aspects that could enhance our career prospects.” He has been a part of the Machine Learning facilitator group with Google India, and has trained over 1200+ students through Google’s MLCC program. He currently leads the Google Developers Group (GDG) Bangalore chapter , as a part of the GDG program he helps evangelize technology. He is a tech speaker who loves, taking the stage on topics related to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. For those aspiring to make it to future Google I/O conferences, he suggests, “Enrolling in many community programmes beyond college is necessary. It will give you a direction. One must focus on academics, but shouldn’t compromise on their true calling.”
  • Congratulations to the winners of Intel - PESU Student Contest

    Best completed submission winners Anush Kini, Rajath S and Sumukh Aithal for their submission on ADAS Object detection in low light. Best completed submission runners-up Madhav Kashyap, Anuj Tambwekar and Rohit Menon for their submission on Q&A using NLP. Most Innovative submission winners Nandagopal Vinayak, Maanvi Nunna and Malaika Vijay for their submission on Drowsiness Detection.
  • Karnataka Man Grows Superfood In Backyard, Helps 1.5 Lakh Kids Fight Malnutrition!

    Prevalence of underweight children in India is almost double than that of Sub-Saharan Africa. However, the good news is, it can be treated with this cost-effective green superfood that has the same nutrients as one kilo of fruits and vegetables. It all started when Mahesh was in the final year of engineering at PES Institute of Technology in Bengaluru. "I wanted to do my dissertation in forensic science, and while researching the topics I came across the issue of malnourishment. Back in 2009, the headlines said that 42 per cent of all children in India were malnutritioned which was a national shame. It was very disturbing since it was a silent killer and not everyone was aware about it, Mahesh tells The Better India (TBI)."
  • Exploring viticulture

    Wine tourism promises to be the next boom in the tourism market. Students had a first hand experience of the cultivation, de-steaming, filtration, making barrels for ageing and wine manufacturing. Students of BBA-HEM program visited Grover Zampa Vineyard, Doddaballapura on March 27, 2019.
  • Wins at Inspirit 2019

    Students of architecture program won prizes at Inspirit 2019. Roshini and Anagha won first place in Architectural Journalism. Shreya and Aditi won first place in Revive. Ritesh won first place in Shutterup. Ruthu and Mahima won first place in COLOUR MAKING. Akshatha and Akshara won first place and Mahima and Ruthu won runner up place in KNEADING COLOR. Arvind and Nishitha won first place in CHOP and POP. INSPIRIT 2019 - An Architectural Fest was organised by School of Architecture, RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY on 29-30 March, 2019.
  • Book release event of “Applications of Thermodynamics”

    PES University organized a book release event of “Applications of Thermodynamics” published by Wiley India Pvt. Ltd. on 27th April 2019 at 11AM. The book was authored by Dr. V. KADAMBI (Former Professor, Mechanical Engg., IIT Kanpur & Former Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engg., IIT Gandhinagar), Dr. T. R. SEETHARAM (Chair Professor in Thermal Engineering, Mechanical Engg. Dept., PES University & Former Principal, NIE, Mysore) and Mr. K. B. SUBRAMANYA KUMAR (Former Associate Professor, Mechanical Engg. Dept., NIE, Mysore). Dr. PRADIP DUTTA (Professor & Chair, Department of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore) released the book on this occasion. The event was presided over by DR. M. R. DORESWAMY, Ex-MLC, GOK (Founder Chairman - PES Institutions, Chancellor - PES University). On the occasion, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy mentioned how teachers are the heart of any institution for the growth of students and society. He also suggested teachers to follow 3L’s - (Life Long Learning) and emphasized that until teachers learn they cannot inspire students. Destiny of the country will be shaped by the teachers. Dr. T. R. Seetharam explained why this book is required for the academic community and unique contents in the book. Dr. Pradip Dutta shared his experience of 25 years teaching thermodynamics and how this book will be helpful for students, teachers and industrial researchers. The function witnessed the large gathering of students and admirers of the authors as well as faculty members.
  • I Vote for India campaign by Students of MCA, PES University

    A team of students undertook the initiative of raising awareness about voting. They designed and displayed posters on importance of voting and spoke about the theme. The team helped senior citizens of Little Sisters of the Poor old-age home reach their respective voting booth on the day of election, April 18 and escorted them back after voting. Dr M R Doreswamy praised the efforts of the students of MCA and said, “Our students are like role models for the youth in executing their responsibilities in their own capacity.”
  • Bhaarat to attend Google I/O

    Bhaarat Satish Chetty, Lead, Google’s Developer Student Club (DSC) at PES University, is invited to attend Google I/O in Mountain View, San Francisco, USA in May 2019. The conference will provide him an opportunity to interact with global change-makers in technology of the likes of Sundar Pichai. Google I/O will enable Bhaarat to network with the best developers, designers, Google engineers and experts. Bhaarat is happy that, “I will run into researchers, professors, entrepreneurs, founders, and other people I have only read about in tech blogs. We will be mentored by Google Experts and also attend Machine Learning office hours at Googleplex.” Bhaarat is a 8th semester student of CSE.
  • Awards at Birla White Yuva Ratna and Yuva Ratna Next 2018

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

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

    School children from Vajarahalli, Srinagar, Veerabhadranagar, Tataguni attended the quiz program with rounds on general knowledge, literature, sports and entertainment. Winners were felicitated with books and gifts. Students of BioTechnology organised the program on Jan 19, 2019.
  • Faculty in the News: Ashish Parthasarathy, won two gold, three silver and a bronze medal in the Innovative Championship

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

    Celebrating the spirit of innovation unleashed by RaspberryPi, the one day event, Pi-DEA featured interesting activities under Events like Pi-Quiz, Pi-Puzzle, Pi-Paint, Pi-Code, Pi-Game and Show-Pi. The online Pi-Quiz attracted worldwide participation. The “init” club of MCA department collaborated with the official Raspberry Pi clubs-Code-Club; CoderDojo for this event held on Mar 14, 2019.
  • Science needs to focus on solving social problems Dr. M.R. Doreswamy at EPSILON 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The 70th Republic day was marked by enthusiasm of students who hoisted the national flag and actively participated in the celebrations. Prof. Mysore. V. Subramanya, senior music critic and scholar addressed the students. Prizes to winners of quiz contest conducted for students of government schools adopted by PES were distributed. The function was also an occasion for the 35th bi-annual meet of the alumni. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, Dr.K.N.B.Murthy, Vice Chancellor, and Dr.V.Keshavan, Dean of Engineering graced the event.
  • 3rd International Staff Tournament held at PESU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Students got an opportunity to understand organic terrace farming, organic retail concept and building sustainable organics restaurant business and interact with Mr.Jayaram, founder-Greenpath. The visit to Greenpath restaurant on Nov 14, 2018 helped the students of BBA HEM know more about an organization that successfully runs eco-initiatives including organic farms, stores, eateries, eco-stays and workshops.
  • Seminar on Managing the value of the Rupee – Appreciate or Depreciate on 20 Nov 2018

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

    Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the Faculty of Architecture, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held Annual Inter- Collegiate Architectural Fest, Envisage, organized by BMS College of Architecture on 16 th and 17 th of November, 2018.
  • PES University Foundation Day, Prof. C N R Rao & Prof. M R D Merit Scholarship and IET Accreditation Award Ceremony – 2018

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

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

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

    Students of BBA HEM got an opportunity of curating a press conference that officially inaugurated the upcoming edition of a celebrated event. The first-hand experience of managing the event flow, welcoming guests and liaising with sponsors and media personnel was valuable learning. The press conference launching the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon to be held on Dec 8, 2018 was addressed by Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player and Shalini Saraswati, Indian Blade Runner. The initiative, aimed to create a platform to raise funds for health, education, social welfare and rural enlistment projects is supported by leading sports and film personalities and backed by companies for employee engagement and brand visibility and NGOs for raising funds and creating awareness on their cause. The press conference was held at a glitzy venue in Bangalore on October 30, 2018.
  • Champions at Infini 18

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

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

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

    To help the students prepare for interviews the alumni conducted mock interviews and group discussions. The alumni provided the feedback on the performance and answered questions about how to present themselves confidently.
  • Students assist a prestigious launch event

    Students gained hands-on experience at the opening of the world’s largest mobile experience store by Samsung. They assisted in crowd management, logistics, coordination with vendors and activities related to large store opening. The students of BBA HEM volunteered for the event management company for which the department is an academic partner.
  • PES University student at Interspeech 2018

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

    The Eighth Annual Graduation Ceremony of PES Institute of Technology was organized on Saturday, 15th September, 2018. Shri. K V Chowdary, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission delivered the Graduation Ceremony Address. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor- PES University, Former MLC – GoK and Founder Chairman-PES Institutions awarded the Degree Certificates to the graduating students. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor– PES University and CEO–PES Institutions unveiled the Scroll of Honor. 627 graduating students who successfully completed programs of B.E. were awarded degrees at the ceremony marked by motivating speeches by esteemed guests. A total of 8 students were awarded gold medals for securing First rank and 83 silver medals from 2nd rank to 10th rank in various disciplines. Shri. K V Chowdary, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission congratulated all the rank holders and graduated students. In his graduation address Shri. Chowdary told to keep improving knowledge, respect elders, and engage in lifelong learning. Indian education system has created many scientists and scholars to the world. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor said that today was an important day for the three reasons firstly graduation ceremony is taking place and it is a day of Sir. M V Visvesvaraya 157th Birth anniversary and today was the day when our PM Modi Launched ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ As Part of Swachh Bharat Mission. He said “Today you are qualified students. Even if you have plans to go abroad, go ahead, learn, earn and return to serve your motherland”. He further informed that a world class institute could be built only with world class teachers; you should not forget your alma-matter. Currently we have MOU with various Institutions in USA and more than 100 students have inferned in the USA. Placements in PES is an integral activity and we believe in working hard to see all our students get jobs. The placements has been always a PES priority. The placement initiatives are fetching good number of high-salary jobs. Many corporate IT industries visit our campus and recruit our graduates; I am sure most of you are also beneficiaries. I should also request at this juncture that as alumni you could think of helping in your institute. It will be a great welcome gesture and a service you could provide. Many great institutions have received and are receiving such support particularly in USA. Giving away to alma-mater is a great fulfilling service. Dr. K S Sridhar, Principal, PESIT proposed the vote of thanks.
  • Alumni meet

    The alumni team was at its best, winning the football match against the students in an exciting duel. The contest started with the oath “We the Family of PES Take an oath as per PES Traditions. The match will happen in a fair mode. I will maintain the spirit every athlete would maintain.” The prize distribution and interactive session followed. The alumni of BBA HEM program of batches from 1996 to 2018 participated in the event held on September 1, 2018 on the university’s football turf.
  • Assisting NetApp Cookathon

    The student team assisted the organizers of NetApp Cookathon in setting up the ingredient collection station, managing the cookathon and helping the celebrity chef. NetAPP conducted a Cookathon for its employees in collaboration with Akshaya Patra as a fundraising event with celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor and presence of Chef Zafar Ali, Leela Palace, on Aug 28-29, 2018 at their premises.
  • Workshop on Vedic Science and Education

    The workshop saw the presenters sharing their experience of successfully using the Vedic approach in their own professional and personal lives with excellent outcomes and as a form of service to society, in India and the world over. Dr P.R. Mukund Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, RIT, Rochester, New York and Dr. Ananda Gopalan, CTO, VeldonycLidar, USA participated in the event. Dr. Veena S, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Applications, PES University was present on the occasion. The three traits of human being were compared to sathva, rajhasa and tamasa to induction, resistance and capacitor. Process of learning was demonstrated by shravana, manana and nidhi dhyasana. The speakers talked about DECATRAIT approaches related to knowledge, passion, attachment and detachment, awareness of the self, absorption, confidence, conviction. The importance of balance, vitality and strength for attaining success, position, fame and for personal growth was highlighted. Over 75 faculty, principals and institutional nominees, over 100 students from various institutions and over 100 working professionals attended the workshop held on July 26, 27 and 28, 2018.
  • Workshop on IoT Application Development

    A hands-on experience of IoT and sensors brought forth the immense opportunities this domain offers in solving practical problems quickly and cost effectively. The workshop covered IoT related: physical and logical design, enabling technologies and levels, domain specific applications and platform design methodology. Participants also learnt about setting up, booting and using Raspberry Pi and got a quick overview of Python. The two day workshop held on Aug 10-11, was inaugurated by Dr.Mrunalini P, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Applications, MSRIT and Dr.Veena.S, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Applications, PES University was present on the occasion.
  • The students of Microsoft Innovation Lab at PES University participate in an annual summer internship

    The students of Microsoft Innovation Lab at PES University participate in an annual summer internship where they work on cutting edge projects in the domains of Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Networks, Virtual Reality, Brain-Computer Interface and App Development. The results and demos of these projects were presented at Roadshow 2018, an event attended by a large number of students from all the engineering disciplines at PES university. Students developed an app to aid Alzheimer’s patients. They studied the control of devices with the eyes and brain to benefit differently abled members of society. Architectural plans were brought to life with VR and rooms were mapped by robots. Other robots learnt to catch balls and walk, while computers were taught to play video games better than humans. An image generator for forensic applications generated faces from descriptions and intruders in a home were detected with energy aware routing in sensor networks.The event was a grand success, and the presenters were kept on their feet, explaining their work and answering questions. The summer interns gained valuable experience in presenting their work, while the attendees gained exposure to research ideas and methods of conducting research. We hope to that such events will create an environment conducive to innovative research at PES University.
  • Culinary Journey with the Taj

    Bhavana and Suraj embarked on a five day journey interacting with the top chefs of Taj. They had a closer look at the modern trends in plating, choosing flavors, selecting ingredients, picking on the right sauce for sea foods and other techniques in signature dishes of leading restaurants. Chefs talked to them about ingredients, gadgets and how they plan full course meals. Bhavana and Suraj, fifth sem students of BBM-HEM program, visited: Karavalli, Memories of China, Vivanta, Azure, Blue Ginger, Terracota, and Bakery and Confectionery of Taj from Aug 20 to 25, 2018.
  • Keerthana at world championship

    At the world university rowing championship 2018, Keerthana bagged fifth position in single skull event. Keerthana, 5th sem CSE student participated in the event held in Shanghai, China from Aug 10-13, 2018.

  • Third Annual Convocation of PES University held.

    The campus was abuzz with excitement as the graduating class of 2018 attended the third annual convocation of PES University. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University conferred the post graduate degree to 105 and graduate degrees to 1,522 candidates. The programs of study included BTech, BBA, BBA-HEM, MBA, MCA and MTech in various disciplines. Padma Shri Dr. Sudha Murty. Chairperson, Infosys Foundation delivered the convocation address. She highlighted the importance of hard work and team work in professional careers. She considered emotional quotient as important as intelligence quotient in building a career and leading a satisfying life of compassion towards the needy. As one gained wings on completing education and started achieving new goals, one should develop the art of giving, was her word of advice to the audience. She felt that gratitude towards the alma mater, parents and society makes one happy. She concluded her inspiring address with a quote from Kathopanishad about a teacher’s blessings for a student who leaves after completing his education. M R Doreswamy presided over the graduation ceremony. He outlined the university’s emphasis on holistic education and the focus on research and innovation, especially after gaining autonomy. He expressed his gratitude towards the teachers who are instrumental in the university’s pursuit of academic excellence and achievements in solving the problems of the real world. He recollected the service of eminent teachers like Dr Radhakrishnan and Abdul Kalam in building the country. He expected the graduating students to respect mother, mother land and mother tongue. He looked forward to the university’s continued relationship with graduating class as alma mater. Dr M R Doreswmay, Chancellor, declared the graduation ceremony open. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, unveiled the Scroll of Honor and administered an oath with students pledging to apply knowledge for public good, innovate for advancement, be accountable for the future generations and uphold the values of perseverance, excellence and service. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor introduced the dignitaries on the dias. Dr Krishna Murthy, Registrar presented the qualifying students to receive their awards. Dr Kanchan Garg led the academic procession as mace bearer and also presented the rank holders. Optimism and energy marked the occasion as the graduating class embarked on a journey as professionals, ready to take on new challenges and make the most of unfolding opportunities.
  • Innovative science projects by school-kids exhibited

    PES University campus was witness to a celebration of science as school children from various institutions across Indiaexhibited innovative working projects. On display at the venue were close to 90 working models of solutions for real world problems. Over 8000 students, with about 400 from other cities, visited the venue and actively participated in the activities. The Amateur Scientist 2018 (TAS 2018) with the motto of “Inspire, Invent, Innovate” is one of the initiatives of PES University to encourage school children to meet people, share knowledge and learn new things.The event exhibited working projects submitted by students studying in 8th to 12th standards.The projects ranged from intelligent mechanical arrangements to use of Internet of Things (IoT) and Bots. More than just projects they solved real world problems in agriculture, space, transmission of electricity, to name a few. Students at the stalls faced queries from inquisitive visitors and the panel of expert judges. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University interacted with the school children. According to him, “The ideas of the kids displayed hold immense potential that needs active nurturing by teachers and schools. The spirit of science among children will be playing an important role in nation building as we compete in the global economy.” Science Project Competition hosted the dream working models that students had envisioned. The top project won a prize ofRs.10,000. Visiting school-kids got an opportunity to participate in many contests which tested their aptitude for science, analytical skills and ability to implement ideas.Model-making competition-RoboCombat involved students building their own robot, and bots battling it out in the arena. General Science quiz tested their knowledge in an exciting format.The Amazing Race was about clues and tasks leading to a series of spots on the campus and finally to the finish line. In Ideathon,over three rounds budding entrepreneurs get an opportunity to pitch their idea and the business model to a jury. Another contest challenged students to create a work of art using UV paint, paintbrush and acrylic paints on paper. Inquisitors Trials tested the debating skills and ability to deal with a simulated crisis. Code Warsput coding skills of participants on trial in a programming challenge. The event also hosted hands-on electronic workshop for the students.Blogger participants posed as the “Press of the day”. Over 200 students of PES University planned and managed the various activities from coordinating participation of schools to identifying the themes for the event. The Amateur Scientist, in its 11th year, organized since year 2010, is an important event which is popular among the school-children across the country especially in Bangalore. The event sponsored by PES University is known for the vibrant atmosphere and enriching exposure for school-kids.
  • Workshop on Vedic Science and Education

    The workshop saw the presenters sharing their experience of successfully using the Vedic approach in their own professional and personal lives with excellent outcomes and as a form of service to society, in India and the world over. Dr P.R. Mukund Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, RIT, Rochester, New York and Dr. Ananda Gopalan, CTO, VeldonycLidar, USA participated in the event. Dr. Veena S, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Applications, PES University was present on the occasion. The three traits of human being were compared to sathva, rajhasa and tamasa to induction, resistance and capacitor. Process of learning was demonstrated by shravana, manana and nidhi dhyasana. The speakers talked about DECATRAIT approaches related to knowledge, passion, attachment and detachment, awareness of the self, absorption, confidence, conviction. The importance of balance, vitality and strength for attaining success, position, fame and for personal growth was highlighted. Over 75 faculty, principals and institutional nominees, over 100 students from various institutions and over 100 working professionals attended the workshop held on July 26, 27 and 28, 2018.
  • Inauguration of First year B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Des programs of PES University

    Inauguration of First year B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Des programs of PES University was held at the PES University campus. The program was inaugurated by Prof. HP Khincha, Ex Vice –Chancellor of VTU, Belagavi. Prof. Khincha while addressing the students, stated on the fundamental question, the students need to ask in higher education is the purpose of education. The purpose of education is to get the knowledge, knowing new developments and lead a life. However, Prof. Khincha emphasized that it is about disciplining the mind, how do we want to live a life and how can I equip myself to live the life I want. To achieve this, the students should focus not only on the academic curriculum, but also on other subjects, extracurricular activities and inculcating values through teachers as role models. He quoted from Swami Vivekananda that the four pillars of education is to learn, to do, to live and to be self. Classroom teaching, hands on experiments will help to achieve the former two processes; where as opportunities provided by the institute would help in understanding the third concept and teachers qualities and values help in building the fourth concept. The students should utilize the four years of higher education life to reflect on pursuing what is good life. It involves the student’s responsibilities to the institution, to be a good citizen and understand the intricacies of the role of a global and planetary citizenship process. In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES Univeristy spoke on the role of education at PES University is not to provide only degrees, but it is a nation building activity. From 160 students in 1988 to 1440 in 2018, PES has grown both in its commitment to quality education and inculcating values through insisting students to keep Sir M Visvesvaraya and Abdul Kalam as role models. This will help our students not only a job seekers, but also job providers or entrepreneurs. He opined that the hope of a country depends on its youth and their aspiration. He wanted students to develop a friendship with books and continue this habit. If new India has to emerge, it is not only with the help of technology, but inculcating values and the culture our ancestors nourished. He wanted students to remember their mother, mother tongue and mother land to see the meaning in their life. PES University Vice Chancellor Dr. K.N. B. Murthy welcomed the dignitaries and audiences and Dr. Lata Pasupaleti, Chairperson of the department of Science and Humanities rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of PES University was also present on the dais.
  • PES University students in the media

    A team of 25 students of PES University collaborated with students from universities across the world to design a vehicle for senior citizens for first and last-mile connectivity. They have won laurels for their efforts. This was part of an international mobility competition called the PACE Global Annual Forum, held at the GM Warren Tech Centre, USA, from July 22 to 25. Organized by General Motors, it is an initiative for the advancement of collaborative engineering education. The teams were required to develop a ‘personal urban mobility access’ (PUMA) using green and sustainable technologies.
  • CIE Xinova Connected-cars Ideathon

    The brainstorming event saw PES University students of engineering and design, competing with peers globally for real-life implementation of innovations selected by Honda. Connected cars based on concepts of 5G communication, autonomous car and ride sharing, and emotion-based service provisioning are changing the ways cars are being used. Xinova on behalf of Honda conducted the event to seek innovative ideas from student innovators on application of emotion-based personalized services for the connected car. The interactive session saw the participants come up with inventive ideas. Experts from Xinova, Chris Buntel, Issac Pek and Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan did a rapid fire screening and guided them on how to select-reject-improve ideas. The participants then submitted their solutions highlighting why Honda should select their solution. Xinova was appreciative of the ideas presented by the students in a short span of time. Xinova is a collective of 12000+ innovators working with large companies to help them solve their research and product development challenges. The day long Ideathon was held on July 14 on the campus.
  • Faculty in the News

    Shaheer Farooq and Chef Sivram of department Hospitality and Event Management, officiated as Jury Members at Big Bazaar Kitchen Superstar Cookery Competition. The contest had participants present plated foods that were judged for nutritional and dietary aspects on presentation, menu knowledge, taste and portion control and was held on July 7, 2018.
  • Best Presentation Award at International Conference

    Vibha Chetan and Rohan Sridhar received the ‘Best Student Presentation’ in student category at the International Conference on Future of Education 2018. They co-authored paper titled Evolution of education through gamification with Ganesh. Vibha and Rohan are students of design program at PES University. The conference inviting academia, scholars, researchers, industry experts and policy makers with broad and diverse research interests from around the world was held from June 26 to 27, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Alumni Meet – Department of Hospitality and Event Management

    Alumni meet of department of Hospitality and Event Management gave students an opportunity to meet alumni with first-hand experience of the trends, career options and work culture in the industry. The department presented an overview of initiatives and activities to make them aware of the skills and aptitude of the students whom they may get a chance to recruit or recommend. Such interactions would enable students to transition confidently into the industry on graduation. The event organized by students was held on the campus on July 7, 2018.