The new normal, brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic, seems to be settling a decades-long debate on how best to deliver education, especially technical education, to students.
Prof Sridhar K S, PES University, said a few companies have agreed to visit the campus in June-July depending on the situation.
The phone-in programme had avid readers from various parts of the country calling in to know about PESSAT online exam for admission to PES University, the placement and research opportunities for students in new circumstances and the social initiatives undertaken by the university.
To tackle the difficult situation due to the pandemic PES University conducts live online classes. A special time table with multiple teaching sessions everyday, each session of 40 minutes, is followed by students of all courses. By May 22, as part of this initiative, 488 subjects were taught by the faculty by conducting 4443 sessions which were attended by 8326 students online. The live streaming of online classes and recorded sessions are accessible through the PESU app which is supported by Impartus video platform.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that 25,124 applications for admission to PES University were received till date for the academic year 20-21. Dr. M R Doreswamy informed the callers about the elaborate planning for the PESSAT exam for admission to PES University’s campuses in Bangalore on Ring Road, in Electronic City and in Hanumanthnagar. He announced that the PESSAT online exam for BTech programme will be held in 42 test centres across the country. He spoke about the planned dates for: registration - July 15 to 24, on-line examination - July 25 to Aug 9 and slot booking starting from July 20. He further added that the results of PESSAT for BTech programme will be announced on Aug 11 and counselling will commence from Aug 14 with the last date of admission being Sep 5, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy mentioned that for the other under-graduate and postgraduate programmes of the university, PESSAT tests are scheduled from January 15 to August, and the results are announced 3 days after the test is taken, with Sep 5 for under-graduate programs and Sep 30 for post-graduate programs as last date of admission.
On the R&D front, Dr MR Doreswamy listed out some of the path-breaking solutions developed in the labs of the university, initiatives of the students and exemplary research projects of alumni. The projects undertaken on the campus includes indigenous ventilator e-Prana, PISAT nano satellite, work on development of drug against Covid-19, silico-vaccinology studies, research on network pharmacology of ayurvedic formulation that can work against SARS-Cov-2, validation of recently developed lateral flow immunoassay, and analytics of incidence of Covid-19 in the state of Karnataka. The outstanding work of the students include Covid-19 clinical trial studies, C-19 support initiative enabling safety measures for frontline personnel, technical paper in international journal about using machine learning to identify potential drugs for effectiveness against coronavirus, development of Covid-19 neighbourhood dashboard, and webpage with Covid-19 related and general information. Some of the alumni of PES University pursuing higher studies in India and abroad are closely associated with research on diagnosis of Covid-19 and prediction of drug targets.
PESU has instituted scholarships to encourage and recognise talent at various levels. Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships in all programs of study offer 25% tuition fee waiver to top 20% of students who have secured more than 9 CGPA. Prof MRD Scholarships are offered to the top 20% of students securing more than 8.5 SGPA. Under distinction award, students with an SGPA of 8.00 and above receive scholarships. The merit scholarships every semester have been awarded for eight times since the inception of the University and the amount disbursed is over 27 crores till date.
The class of 2020 bagged placement offers from 115 companies including multinational corporations, with average annual compensation of over 8 lacs with highest offer of over 50 lacs. 1174 offers were extended with 317 students undergoing full time internship. 75 students are working virtually as summer interns during the lockdown period. The pre-final year students are interning with Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Samsung R&D Institute, CureFit, Texas Instruments, Akamai Technologies, Groww, Analog devices and Doubtnut.
PES University undertook the reconstruction of 4 schools in Chikkodi and renovation of 5 schools in Bagalkot districts and supports 12 schools for the underprivileged in Bangalore.
The one-hour phone-in programme was organised at Vijaya Karnataka office in Bangalore on May 23, 2020.
Job opportunities in the post pandemic times stand disrupted. Mr. Kallol Saha, alumnus of 2006 batch and Director of Human Resource Radisson Blu Dwarka shared his views on evolution of opportunities and scope of work of support staff in the hospitality industry in areas of housekeeping and maintenance. He underlined the importance of up-skilling to make the most of the opportunities in sales and marketing. The webinar was organised by the department of hospitality and event management on May 27, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and advisor to GoK on education reforms requested chief minister and higher education minister to direct vice chancellors of all universities to integrate mentoring in the academic framework
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and advisor to GoK on education reforms requested the Chief Minister of Karnataka to open Lalbagh for walkers as the garden is fun of medicinal plants that can help walkers keep their lungs healthy and improve their immunity.
The exponential increase in the distribution and interactivity of multimedia content expects the students of computer applications to update themselves on the developments in networking technologies. The speaker, Mr. Manakamana Mishra made the students of MCA aware of the importance of Networking in academics and how it is helpful in industry. He highlighted the necessity and significance of how the other courses like Data structures, Computer Architecture, Analysis and Design of Algorithms are interlinked. He touched upon the usage of linked list, tree structures, programming skills and networking concepts in real world network applications. The standards of various protocols, he said, across vendors are important to be interoperable. He illustrated a simple problem where a million nodes are connected and the demand was to see that the network never goes down for more than a second. Reducing the down time from 7 seconds to 1 second was a great challenge as he recounted. The Cisco team worked on the underlying data-structure and reduced the downtime. He advised students to practice reading, participate in IETF interactions, comment and suggest ideas at Quagga and present novel ideas for RFC. Answering the queries of students, he spoke about how hands-on knowledge and expertise is more important than mere certifications. He also asked the students to explore more on Machine Reasoning, which is a deterministic approach. He shared insights about Cloud Networking and Cisco Silicon One as requested by the attendees and assured the students of assisting them in their projects and proposals. The session was conducted on CISCO WebEx platform. Mr. Manakamana Mishra, Technical Leader at Cisco, SanJose, USA is an alumnus of PES from the MCA programme. He has been with Cisco for over a decade and presently works on Routing. Manakamana has to his credit 2 patents and 20 patents applications and more than 10 papers with IETF. The department of MCA organised the live streaming of Guest Lecture on May 1, 2020.
Students got hands-on experience in setting an E-Commerce website. The workshop made the students aware of the right skills to become online commerce entrepreneurs in a short duration. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Shivam Bansal, Trainer at Indian Institute of Digital Education is India’s Premier School For Digital Marketing established in 2016. The online workshop organised by the department of hospitality and event management was held on Zoom video communication platform on May 7, 2020.
PESSAT 2020, the online entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program will be held, starting from July 25 and concluding on August 9, 2020, at over 35 test centers across India. PES University will comply with all the safety regulations prescribed by the Govt in the conduction of the PESSAT 2020 online test. PES University’s PESSAT entrance test enjoys tremendous following among students from across the country who are keen on embarking on a career in engineering with PES University. The university is making all the efforts to ensure that the aspiring students do not miss out on the academic opportunities due to the prevalent situation. PES University requests the students to take all the measures for staying safe and wishes the candidates the very best in their academic career ahead.
The current Corona Virus situation has prompted Universities to shutdown classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom teaching live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University put in place a special time table covering 8 teaching sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher teaching the subject. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves those students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
The team of Araz Sharma, Rudra Prasad Baksi and Shamanth R Rao, made it to the Top 5 of the IEEE India COVID MOVE Hackathon Challenge Edition 2. The 48hr online was open to individuals and teams from industry, startups and academia including students from India. The team’s solution addressing the challenge of Remote Access to Education won the fourth prize competing against 62 submissions. The team presented a solution for reducing the amount of data required to access online video lectures enabling access to the educational video even with low bandwidth. Their approach involved extracting audio separately and taking snapshots of video leading to 50 – 70% less data being used with the learning content intact. The major outcome expected from this hackathon is for a design solution that is scalable, faster and easily replicable to cater to the current global need. Araz, Rudra Prasad and Shamanth are students of 4th semester of computer science. IEEE India COVID MOVE Online Hackathon Challenge - Edition 2 was held from April 17-19, 2020.
Amidst lockdown students of the second and fourth semester of the MCA programme took up the challenge of coming up with Java based solutions in less than four hours. The contesting teams in Javathon 2020, interacted with the mentors on the university’s Impartus video platform on text and audio chat and desktop sharing. Amrutha D won the first prize followed by Zain Baig in the Convert IP challenge. Vishal Prajapat won the first prize followed by Rahul Rajpoot in Resistor Resistance. The event was organised under the guidance of faculty member Mr. Santosh Katti, who also mentored the teams along with other members Ms. Archana and Ms. Deepti. JAVATHON-2020 which was set up on Hackerrank platform and held on April 16, 2020 was conducted smoothly and drew enthusiastic participation amidst the lockdown and interaction challenges. The response has encouraged the students and organising faculty to conduct more such events at the state and national levels.
Students got an opportunity to understand an expert’s perspective on software quality. Mr. V Mani who leads the Metrics team in IBM Quality shared his insights about Software Quality drawing on his deep expertise in process models. He shared insights about software quality definition and assurance, quality metrics, and defect management. The online guest lecture organised by the department of MCA was held on April 9, 2020.
As the global tourism and travel industry is passing through an unprecedented crisis a look at the various dimensions of the Indian context gave a realistic picture of the industry to the students. The veterans of the industry shared their insights about the future of tourism, trends in sales and marketing and the career opportunities for the students. The speakers included Mr. Anurag Gupta-Secretary-SKAL Bengaluru, Chief Architect-Indian International Travel Exhibition, Mr. Raj Andrade- Chief Commercial Officer-Air India, SATS Airport Services, Mr. Saravanan Dhanabalu- Group General Manager-ITC Fortune Hotels, Mr.Niranjan Bhargava-Managing Director-Traveler’s & Choice & Hon.Secretary ofTravel Agents Association of India and Mr. Mithun R Krishnan-Head-Asia Market-Windows DMC, Vietnam and PES alumnus of 2008-2012 batch. The speakers shared their views about the present situation with a focus on safety, security and hygiene in the hospitality industry, data analysis for travel prediction, acceptability prediction of travel and revenue management after the pandemic is overcome. Dr J Surya Prasad was the guest of honour for the webinar. Prof V Jayakumar welcomed the attendees and Dr Vijay Kumar offered the opening remarks. The webinar organised by the department of hospitality and event management was held on April 16, 2020.
Are we in a life threatening situation?
No, As per current data, global mortality rate of COVID19 is around 5% or only 50 people could die out of 1000 (For India its around: 2.9%). remaining 950+ people will recover with the help of adequate medical care
Just imagine you are one among those 950+ people!
Nevertheless, make sure you are following strictly all the guidelines regarding COVID19 like hygiene practice, social distancing, staying at home, etc
What ‘if I get affected’ by COVID19?
Follow the guidelines of GOI regarding COVID19 issued from time to time.
Be aware of your feelings like guilt, regret etc. These feelings make you feel depressed and affect your recovery rate
Focus on your strength to fasten your recovery.
Kindly note that what ‘if I don’t get affected’ (bcz, ‘what if’ is anxiety eliciting thinking pattern!)
Watch your emotions: Your fear could escalate your perception of the risk involved and anger makes you perceive the risk less, makes you highly vulnerable
What if one of my parent get affected…
Again anxiety eliciting thinking pattern!! Drop the thought process
If they get affected by COVID19, still I ask you to stay calm and follow guidelines and do as per the medical advice
Remember that you are not alone. The entire Government machinery/medical fraternity is with you or with your parent in the recovery process!
Am I doing enough to prevent it?
Do as much as possible! Hand hygiene, social distancing…
Remember that no human being can change his habit suddenly!
It takes lot of effort in terms of being aware of it, stay calm, practice it again and again
Stay calm and slow down!( I emphasize stay calm because your anxiety will make you do the opposite, where you touch your eyes, nose and mouth more often!)
Feel that you are under control. Feeling of loss of control makes you feel guilty, hopeless and worthless
How to improve my immunity?
It takes time and it is a gradual process!
Nutritious food, sleep, exercises, and positive thinking will take time to enhance your immunity
Not to worry: Doing some thing is better than nothing! Start now and feel good within yourself!
We talk about the importance of media in the society, and nation’s development. But the irony is too much of media exposure-especially digital and social media will make you feel distressed
The research says that people with the highest exposure to media coverage of negative incidents experienced more acute stress than who actually exposed to the real incidents!!
So lesser the media, higher your ability to study!
Motivation to study depends…
Your performance will be high, if your course matches:
Aptitude (your CET/PESSAT score, approximately)
Personality & Discipline
Set goals: Both short term and long term
Short term goals depends upon:
Your goals should be realistic
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
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Stay Safe, Stay Healthy & Take Care
In a recent industry trend, many retail companies are showing a preference for hospitality graduates. Mr. Vivek Jothiani, Business Head – Operations, SPAR India, a PES alumnus of 2008 batch of hospitality program, explained how such students are groomed and their attitude is tuned to fit well with the opportunities in the retail sector. The guest lecture delivered online on PES University’s video platform on April 10, 2020 was accessed by the students of BHEM program from their homes.
The Department of MCA, during the time of Nation-wide lockdown, has shown a gesture of one-ness. All the staff members and students along with their family members, participated in the call made by our Prime Minister Modiji, to light up lamps/Diyas on 5th April 2020 at 9 pm for 9 minutes.
In the time of social-distancing, all the staff members, students and their family members came together on the digital platform to express their gratitude towards the Doctors for their selfless service in this pandemic season.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor - PES University and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor -PES University met Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka at Home Office "KRISHNA" this morning at 10:00 AM and contributed Rs. 3 crores to Chief Minister's Relief Fund COVID-19 and Rs. 2 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) totalling to Rs. 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that PES University has done its bit to strengthen the hands of the Central and State Governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from this PES University has extended food and shelter to all labours who came for construction work at Electronics City campus and Ring Road campus from neighbouring states.
The world wildlife day was celebrated with informed conversations with experienced and committed wildlife enthusiasts. Prakash Matada, wildlife photographer, Dheeraj, marine photographer and Sujan Bernard wildlife conservationist shared insights about wildlife in urban settings and steps that can be taken by us to reduce global warming. The session created awareness about snakes in Bengaluru, causes of snake bite, first aid and its management. The event organised by students of the department of management studies was held on March 3, 2020.
International Women's Day was celebrated by the department of management studies with a panel discussion on equality and empowerment of women in the industry titled Praudhangana. Successful women professionals Sarah Fazal, RJ with radio Mirchi; Janice Joseph, Surgeon and baker, Nikita Das, Sr cluster head Marriot Hotels shared their experiences. The celebrations organised by students of the department of management studies was held on March 10, 2020.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Advisor to the Government of Karnataka on Educational Reforms (Cabinet Ranking) occupied his office at Vidhana Soudha Room No 260 today after performing a simple pooja.
Dr. H P Khincha Former Vice-Chancellor VTU, Belagavi, Dr. Siddappa Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Dr. J Suryaprasad , Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Dr Lokesha A, OSD and Ex-officio Joint Secretary to Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, officials from Government of Karnataka Secretariat, academicians and representatives from the press and media took part in the pooja.
It can be recalled that Dr. M R Doreswamy ji worked right from the first day of his appointment from his own office at PES University-Hanumantha Nagar campus and also one of his recommendations of MLAs and MLCs adopting 3 government schools was included in the budget.
Even today after the pooja, he started deliberations of education reforms in primary, secondary and higher education with the pioneers in academia.
PES University has been recording class-room teaching regularly and making available to students to access the lectures from home. This practice started five years ago has proved very beneficial to students. The faculty teaching the subject also receives an update every day on the number of students who viewed the lecture in addition to providing the popularity rank of the teacher.
With the current Corona Virus situation causing a lot of anxiety, Universities had to shut down classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom lectures live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University has put in place a special time table covering 9 lecture sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
In addition, PES University central library has also provided off-campus access to students for its online resources. Library users at home or elsewhere can log in through their library server and gain access to e-resources.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the command center that monitors the live online teaching sessions. He appreciated the efforts of the IT team under the mentorship of Prof.Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer for creating one such facility for students. Prof. Siddappa, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Member, Board of Governors, PES University was all praise for the University for having initiated the live online teaching to students which has enabled them to utilize the time effectively while at home. Prof.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that the exercise of the University in reaching out to students while they are away from campus has been very fruitful.
In keeping with the maxim of A healthy outside starts from a healthy inside, the AIKYA PES team organised a visit by doctors from Kuppam for a health check up for the children studying at Veerabhadra Nagar Govt School on Feb 26, 2020. The initiative helped in examining the children for health issues and letting them know the basic steps to grow up with good health and hygiene.
PES University emerged winners at Tech Bytes Quiz for the 2nd year in a row after defeating regional winners from Mysore, Tumkur, Mangalore, Bijapur and Belagavi. Earlier, in the Bangalore round, it was 4th year in a row for the university. The winners, Preetham Upadhya and Akhil Siddharth received a cash prize of Rs.75000/- and Lenovo Tabs each. The tough quiz tested the awareness of the participants about a wide range of topics: application of technology, emerging areas, world of internet, websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT Personalities, IT and communication companies, software products, brands and history of IT and areas where IT has made an impact. The Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) conduct the Engineering IT Quiz. The eleventh edition of Tech Bytes Quiz was held on 11 March, 2020 at SJBIT.
The first edition of the conference on Empowering Sustainability in hospitality, event and tourism brought together academicians, policy makers, students and practitioners to deliberate and discuss contemporary issues and opportunities for future sustainable development. Mr.Rohit Hangal, founder and Director of Sphere Travelmedia Exhibitions delivered the keynote address. Faculty Best paper was won by Dr. D P Sudagar and Students Best Paper was won by Adithya Jayprakash and Akhil Ajjar. Participants got an opportunity to write and present research papers, understand the impact of travel and tourism in the event industry. The conference conducted by Department of Hospitality and Event Management held on March 13, 2020.
The department of hospitality and event management secured fourth position from among 32 colleges at WGSHA Quest. Dhanyajeeth and Gaghan Lokesh won silver medal in the WoW at Every Moment event. WGSHA Quest is Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration’s annual collegiate hospitality competition. It is a platform for young professionals across the country to showcase their fineness in hospitality-related skills. The event was held on Feb 28-29 at Manipal University, Udupi.
Members of the Music Club in collaboration with CMS and Aatmatrisha performed the chartbuster songs of the country’s top singers. Rohan Ajay, Nalin Saxena, Lakshmi Narayan, Satvik Nath, Yoshitha and Manasa Upadhyaya regaled the audience with their versions at the OAT on Feb 26, 2020.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about managing funds and investment approach for a successful future. Mr. Dipak Shodhan, an alumnus of PES and founder of Achievers Academy shared his insights about achieving financial success through proper investments at the right time. The event organised by Department of Hospitality and Event Management was held on Feb 28, 2020.
Taran Thrivikraman and Animesh built Doctor's Scribe that supports the doctor by reducing the time they spend on writing patient reports and reading long patient histories. The software application was adjudged as the best student project in the Student Project Showcase at 9th IEEE International conference on cloud Computing in Emerging Markets. The workshop offered an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to do more effective and impactful student projects as part of their requirements of an academic degree in areas of applying these technologies in assuaging problems in contemporary emerging markets. The workshop as a prelude to the conference was held on Feb 29, 2020 at The Oterra, Electronics City, Bangalore.
The 25 th anniversary of Uday Shankar Ballet and Dance Festival was organised by Shruthi Mandal at Jaipur, Rajasthan, on 26 th February 2020. The event was organised in memory of Sri. Uday Shankar, the legend of Indian Dance and choreographer, Padma Vibhushan awardee and Sangeet Nataka Akademi award winner. It is our pride to announce that, Ms. Chaitra, from 2 nd semester MCA, presented her Kuchipudi dance performance during the event, representing Shambhavi School of Dance Ensemble. Ms. Chaitra is practicing the art for 15 years.
“Time and tide wait for none”, as the saying goes, the students of MCA decided to prove it wrong. It was a new activity on campus that invited students to capture the time and freeze it in the memory lanes of the Department of MCA.
As part of the Extended week day activity, the department had organized the Photography contest. A large number of students came up with their DSLR hanging around to participate. Many of them wanted to try with their mobile cameras. A few of them had even got additional lens to fit in to their mobile camera for the best possible shot.
The theme given to the students for the Photography contest was “The Beginning”. From the large number of photos received, a few were shortlisted. The best two photographs were selected for the top two positions. A consolation prize was also declared which had shared the same number of points.
Continuing the long standing legacy of spreading education to the real world- a vision of Dr. M. R Doreswamy, Advisor, Education Reforms, Govt. Of Karnataka, Founder Chairman-PES Institutions and Chancellor-PESU, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering initiated a Computer Awareness Program, aptly named Jagruthi, for the students of Government High School, Dodderi, Bangalore South District.
Since 2018, the department is conducting internal audit of available assets in the laboratories on regular basis. During the course of the same it was observed that 8 obsolete desktops were available but in working condition. The Chairperson, Dr. Anuradha M, proposed to identify any Government school wherein the same can be used for the beginners. The faculty of the Department Prof. Sunita M S and Prof. Hema N, identified a Government High School at Dodderi, Bangalore South District, visited the school and informed them about the proposal. The school teachers were happy and requested for suitable furniture to establish a computer lab and also a projector.
In line with the requirements, a proposal was made to the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Operating Officer. The Management approved the donation of these 8 obsolete desktops of the ECE department. They were generous enough to also donate 6 Desks, 1 Table, 8 Chairs and 1 Projector. The computer lab facility was set up in the school on Thursday 5 th March 2020 by the faculty with the help of Mr. Mohan, Instructor and Mr. Chandra Shekhar, Attendant.
The Program was conducted on Friday 6th March 2020 which was a full-day activity comprising of General Knowledge Quiz, Basic knowledge of Computers and Hands-On training on MS Word. Prof. Sunita M. S and Prof. Hema N along with 4th and 6th Sem ECE students Monisha, Sushmitha, Archana, Deeksha, Ajay and Jeevan conducted the activities for 59 students of 8th, 9th and 10th standard students.
Mid-day Meals, Chocolates, Note Books and Pens were provided to all students and the teachers of the school which made them extremely happy. The teachers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to our University for having chosen their school to do this activity. It also brought a lot of satisfaction to all volunteers of the Department. As advised by our VC, the students and faculty will be visiting the school frequently and continue the training.
We the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering express our sincere gratitude to Prof. D. Jawahar, CEO, PES Institutions and Pro-chancellor, PESU, Dr. J Suryaprasad Vice-Chancellor, PESU, Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions, Dr. K. S. Sridhar, Registrar, PESU and Dr. V. Krishna, Dean (Student affairs) PESU for their support in organizing such an event.
The 7th of March saw Aatmatrisha 2020’s Pro Nite, the most awaited and anticipated day in the Aatmatrisha calendar. Pro Nites of the previous years have seen artists such as Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, but this year was the first time we had such an electrifying duo, the famous Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and Indian Rock Fusion band Thaikuddam Bridge. The show took off at 6pm with the Thaikudam Bridge performing energetic numbers and making the crowd cheer with excitement. This band guaranteed the audience not one moment of silence. The whole crowd sang along in merriment and enjoyment. After this amazing performance Benny Dayal took the stage at 7.30pm and lit it on fire with the most amazing songs. The crowd danced from the very beginning to the end. He sang songs from every decade and audiences sang with him automatically.These artists guaranteed an unforgettable performances well past sunset. All together it was a festival that everyone will remember for their lifetime.
The first day of Aatmatrisha 2020 opened with a bang. An approximate crowd of 4000 people had come to participate in a wide spectrum of events that Team Aatmatrisha had to offer. Every nook and corner of college was decorated impeccably by the Creative team. That is not all, at about 6pm on the Mainstage the band 'To Be Decided' kick started Aatmatrisha 2020's Culnite. Followed by a Fashion walk by the Fashion Team of PES University. The Music club performed a set of songs and ended with the Official Aatmatrisha song composed by the team.Team Trance, Sanskriti and Encore lit the stage on fire and entertained the crowd for approximately an hour. To end it all off Dr. V Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs went up on stage to introduce the Core team to the vast crowd of about 5000 students. The night ended with a DJ performance.
Team Aatmatrisha promised a night that would be remembered and delivered.
Aatmatrisha 2020 was officially inaugurated on the 5th of March at 5:20 pm with the opening ceremony being held in the Dr.M R Doreswamy auditorium at PES University. The event begun with a soulful invocation by Rashmi, a student at PESU.
Dr. V Krishna presented a heartful and enthusiastic welcome address where he spoke about the phenomenon that AT is.
The dignitaries then went on to invoke the blessing of the lord by lighting the lamp.
The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. Keremane Shivananda Hegde, the presiding chief guest of the event. He motivated the gathering and spoke about the pristine art that Yakshagana is.
Next, Dr.M R Doreswamy took the stage to speak a few words about the event where he enlightened the crowd with his words of wisdom.
The music video of the fest was launched next. Needless to say, it was well received by all in the audience.
The event concluded with a mind blowing Yakshagana performance by Shree Keremane Shivananda Hegde.
The event left everyone feeling good and excited about the two days of Aatmatrisha yet to come
It is rightly said that there is no age of being an achiever, this thought rightly imposes on Dr. M.R Doreswamy who recently proved his efficiency in the field of education by getting appointed as the Advisor- Education Reforms, Govt. of Education. The educationist who pursued excellence in the field of education, Dr. Doreswamy, was conferred by our Honorable Chancellor Dr. P Shyama Raju on his February 29, 2020 for being one of the greatest pillars in the education systems and Indian society.
The ceremony was attended by all the dignitaries of REVA University along with the guest dignitary who is one of the pillars of REVA University but makes his presence rare, Dr. Shridhar Mitta, Advisory Board Member and of course our Guest of the day, Dr. M.R Doreswamy.
The felicitation ceremony commenced with the huge applause and introduction of the star of the day Dr. M.R Doreswamy by our Vice-Chancellor, Dr. S Y Kulkarni who left no stone untouched to spread the words of appreciation for the guest of the event.
Dr. M.R Doreswamy thanked REVA for giving him so much respect and then appreciated Dr. P Shyama Raju for his continuous effort from the ground level. Dr. Doreswamy then spoke about his journey which he started as a teacher and today also if he gets an opportunity, he never misses and loves to teach. He added, “I taught for more than 40 years and my subject was Economics”. He also advised the faculty of REVA University to enjoy their teaching and students should also enjoy learning. Dr Doreswamy clearly stated that he was stunned by the progress and leap steps taken by REVA University which has in so short a time period soared high. He stated clear that REVA must focus on international partnerships and invite faculty and students from abroad to come and study in the mini USA campus created by Dr P Shyama Raju.
He concluded his speech by saying that a person should never forget 3 Ms in life – Mother who is a personification of god, Mother Tongue and Mother Land. Also, appreciated Bangalore city as being the most employable and education-oriented city.
Dr. P Shyama Raju, Chancellor, REVA University, thanked Dr. M.R Doreswamy for being so kind and appreciating REVA. He also made it clear that REVA has already invited students from Universities abroad and as a practice, students from select countries are trained at REVA UIIC and another cohort of students from Universities in the UK and Spain will be attended the Summer Schools offered by REVA School of Architecture and School of Performing Arts. The event was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Shubha, Director, Commerce and Management.
March 4 saw a fun filled and culturally enriching day at PES University. As a part of the Maatrubhasha Diwas celebrations 'Nammane Sangeetha' which included Meghana Bhat, Rashmi Shashank, Shashank Kalamanji and Pancham Halabandi on the vocals.
They were accompanied by Punyesh on keyboard Maruti tabla and Umaprasad on rythm pad andcoordinated by Prof. Chidambara Kalamanji performed a compilation of Kannada songs from all genres for two hours. The event which started at 2:10pm started with Dr. V Krishna giving a welcome address highlighting the greatness of Kannada. Later Dr. Chidambara Kalamanji and troupe took over for an absolutely energising performance. The event was attended by many faculty of the PES University Ring Road Campus. The event was also graced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad. The event went up to almost 5:00pm. Students and faculty alike were up on their toes and sang to the numbers played by the troupe.
To revive the memories of childhood and enjoy traditional games, the department of MCA organised inter semester Lagori games. The second semester team emerged as the winners in the final game held at PESU RR campus on Feb 11, 2020.
PES University nurtures academic excellence among students by identifying and rewarding meritorious students every semester. Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship for Aug-Dec 2019 semester were announced at an impressive ceremony. The meritorious students were felicitated by distinguished guests, Mr Sameer Garde, President Cisco- India and SAARC and Mr Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director and Lead, Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture. 195 students were awarded Prof CNR Rao Scholarships of nearly Rs. 60 lakhs. 1,457 students received Dr MRD Merit Scholarships amounting to Rs. 4 crore 70 lakhs. 2713 students won distinction awards of close to Rs 27 lakhs.
Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships are awarded to top 2% of students in all programs of study for scoring cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9 and above. The scholars get a tuition fee waiver to the tune of 25% for the subsequent year. Dr MRD Scholarships are awarded to top 20% of students for securing semester grade point average (SGPA) of 8.5 and above. Distinction awards are received by students securing an SGPA of more than 7.75.
The special message sent by Prof CNR Rao wishing the meritorious students a great future in whatever they choose to do, was read out on the occasion. Prof D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, in his address, recollected the first scholarship award function, by the PES institution a few decades back, which was Rs five hundred each for twenty eight students. That was the beginning of the tradition of awarding scholarships which has reached an amount of Rs 10 crores this year. He looked forward to realising the vision of seeing PES University as rated as one among the top ten universities of the country within the next five years. He believed that the achievements of the students have a large role to play in achieving the goal. Mr Sameer Garde reminisced about scoring 10 grade points as an undergraduate and shared his thoughts about the life and career ahead for the students. He felt that doing what the heart tells and focusing one’s energy on the journey can make a career fulfilling. He observed that and as a professional the ideas one comes up with are key to becoming a leader. The year 2020, according to him marks the dawn of a new era in technology and termed the present time and future, especially for the students as magical. Mr Mohan Sekhar admired the role of PES University in preparing the students for professional careers, specifically the initiative to familiarise the students with new technologies like machine learning and AI, irrespective of the branches of study. He was happy to see large number of girls winning awards especially when diversity is a key focus area for the industry. Speaking of the expectations of the industry, he highlighted the importance of customer focus, innovation and effective communication. He felt that innovation is at the heart of everything that’s happening in the industry. He appreciated the university’s setting up of an advanced gym on campus as staying physically active he felt, is no less important.
Dr J Suryaprasad Vice Chancellor in his opening remarks introduced the guests. Dr K Sridhar, Registrar delivered the vote of thanks. The auditorium was abuzz with activity as 4365 students received the cheques and merit certificates.
Times B-School Survey 2020 ranked PES University at 26th place in India, 1st in Karnataka and 3rd in South India. The survey results are the outcome of methodical analysis covering desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating.
PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.
“Individual and institutional capacity building and empowerment is the hallmark of a vibrant academic institution. They define the quality of educational services and outcomes of the institution.” Dr M R Doreswamy explores the different dimensions of mentoring and how it could be utilised as a human performance and institutional services-booster in the article published in Deccan Herald dated Feb 27, 2020.
PES University, on the 28th of February hosted comedy's rising star, winner of Comicstaan, Akash Gupta for an evening of standup comedy. With countless laughs and hilarious comical anecdotes from Akash's life, the event was a massive success. Akash captivated the audience with his original and observational brand of humour.
The event began with an opening act by PES University's very own comedy group, the BisibeleBois, an emerging improv team in the Bangalore circuit.The group started their interactive bit 'Movie Masala' at 4:15pm and the bit ran up to 4:50pm.
Akash performed to a sold out auditorium who absolutely loved his comedy. Geeta, a fresher said "I've been to many stand-up performances. Akash has been the best so far. Unapologetically observant, the man is".
The event concluded at 6:00pm with a standing ovation from the entire audience and a token of appreciation was presented to Akash by McDonald's India. With an audience of 1600 people, we would term the Comedy Evening with Aakash Gupta a grand success.
A fantastic start to the fun that's about to go down at Aatmatrisha 2020.
Two day faculty enrichment program got underway to celebrate National Science Day to mark the discoveries of Indian physicist, Sir C V Raman. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, suggested the importance of faculty enrichment programs and the need to learn new things, sharing knowledge and understanding the subject. Prof. K J Rao, Emeritus Professor, SSCU, IISc, shared insights about the Raman effect and the way science works. He spoke about the clusters of galaxies and was proud of India for its contribution to the theory of black hole, and the participation of Indians in Large Hadron Collider [LHC] and LIGO. Dr. C L Shylaja, Deputy Director, PU education, addressed the gathering. The event also witnessed the presence and participation of academicians and resource persons from various institutions. Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor, Prof M V Sathyanarayana, Director, HN campus Dr. A V Chandrashekar , Chairperson, Department of Commerce and Management, Dr. C Narayana Reddy, Principal, PES college graced the occasion. The two day faculty enrichment program was organised by the department of physics, PES institution at PES University, in association with the department of Pre University education on 28 February, 2020.
Inchara Narayan won a gold medal in 10 km category at 3rd SFI National Open Water Swimming Championship 2020. The competition is a qualifying event for world junior open water aquatic championship conducted by FINA, the world swimming federation. Inchara is a second semester B.Tech (ECE) student. The contest was held in Shivamogga, Karnataka on Feb 15-16, 2020.
Roshini Pushparaj secured first place in the short essay category for her essay titled The Evolution Scandal. The article was also published in Architecture + Design, an Indian Journal of Architecture, February 2020 issue. Roshini, 8th sem student of Architecture received the certificate and a cash prize of Rs.25000/- from Habeeb Khan, President of the Council of Architecture and Yatin Pandya, architect, author and activist on Feb 21, 2020 at an award function held at Century Club, Bangalore. The essay writing competition, Essays in Architecture - Analyzing, Imagining and Re-inventing, was organised by Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture.
As part of the Makar Sankranti celebrations, the MCA department organised a kite flying session for students. Dr. Veena S, Chairperson of the department inaugurated the event in which more than 50 students took part. Some students experienced kite flying for first time and those skilled in the game took the kites high in the sky. The sight of kites of different colours, shapes and sizes, high in the air was mesmerising. The message of freedom and growth with strings of responsibilities attached to the ground was loud and clear at this event held at PESU RR campus on Jan 28, 2020.
The participants performed dances in various styles that included ballet, hip hop, Bharatanatyam. The dance competition was aimed at encouraging them to express themselves in the art from of their choice. The contest was won by Poorvi (first), Girish G N (second) and Sachin Nayak (third). Team Sanskrithi, Team Encore and Team Trance organised the event at OAT on Jan 30, 2020.
The members of Dhruva Club organised an interaction for the students of first year in PES University. K Vijay, a PES alumnus was the key speaker. The seminar “Know your true self” was aimed at enhancing the personality of students to look at the world in a positive perspective and be ready to face the challenges of life. The talk inspired the participants to work towards realising their hidden potential and achieving the goals set for oneself and the welfare of society. Students actively participated in sharing their experiences with facing the challenges in life and how they overcame them. The event was held at PESU RR campus on Feb 7, 2020.
From left to right (above) Mr B Ganesh, Manager, University Collaboration Team, Nokia, Dr V Krishna, Dean Student Affairs, Dr TSB Sudarshan, Dean Research, Dr KS Sridhar, Registrar, Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice Chancellor, Ms Ponni, University Collaboration lead, Nokia, Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Dept of ECE, Dr B.K. Keshavan , Dean Engineering & Technology, Prof M Rajasekar, Nokia Faculty Champion, Dept of ECE, PES University
PES University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nokia Solutions & Networks, Bangalore, India for collaborating with Nokia for various technology-related activities in various domains of mutual interest. PES University has been a preferred University partner for Nokia over several years in the past and has now formally reinforced this association through an MoU. Some of the planned activities of interest to students and faculty range from visits to some of Nokia’s largest research labs in Bangalore, Internships opportunities, working on cutting-edge research projects, Credit-courses within PES campus, Tech-talks in the campus, opportunities to participate in various University related activities held at Nokia to full-time recruitment opportunity for students. Both Vice Chancellor, PES University and the Nokia University Collaboration Lead (& the Mobile Networks Telco cloud & SRN Lead) expressed their enthusiasm to support & promote various academic activities of mutual interest. From PES University the MoU was signed by Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice Chancellor, PES University & Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Department of ECE. Ms Ponni, Nokia University Collaboration Lead and Mr Rajesh Krishna, Nokia Bangalore Technology Center Controller signed on behalf of Nokia Solutions & Networks, India.
PES University’s Badminton women’s team emerged as the winner at Riviera 2020. The other games in which PES University registered impressive wins included third place in women’s basketball and throwball and men’s table tennis and chess. Riviera 2020, the international cultural and sports fest of Vellore Institute of Technology, saw participation in over 129 events by 38,000 students from 700 universities and colleges from 30 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. The four day annual cultural extravaganza got underway on February 14, 2020 on the VIT campus in Vellore.
Team Haya, focused on designing, fabrication and testing of race cars started the year with stellar performances in BAJA SAE 2020, Enduro Student India 2020 and Formula Bharat 2020. The BAJA SAE 2020, Natrax, Pithampur held from Jan 22-26 inspired brilliant minds to come up with mind boggling innovations and developments to create a better version of vehicles. Team Haya bagged 19th overall all India ranking, 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. The team bagged all India rankings of 5th in Manoeuvrability, 8th in Endurance, 10th in Design and 34th in Virtuals. Enduro Student India 2020, an off-road student design competition that tests engineering students on practical aspect of building something with their own hands and team management was held at Talegaon, Pune from Feb 6-10. Team Haya put up top-notch performance to emerge all India 1st in SprintX, was adjudged all India 2nd in cost with 1st in South India; all India 3rd in Business with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Endurance with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Acceleration with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 6th in manoeuvrability with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. Formula Bharat 2020, the engineering design competition in which students from colleges and universities all over the country, compete with a life-size formula-style vehicle was held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from Jan 22-26. Team Haya logged impressive leads to come 5th pan India out of 56 teams, 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 3rd in Cost and Manufacturing event with 1st in South India; came 4th in Business Presentation with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; came 4th in Endurance with 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 4th in Autocross with 2nd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka and also pocketed the Best Driver Award. Team Haya is geared to raise the bar on innovation in design and excellence in fabrication in the upcoming competitions.
Formula Bharat 2020 is a Formula SAE event, which is an intensive student design competition. The electric category of the contest covered mechanical inspection, accumulator inspection, electrical inspection, and brake test. The teams were entitled to points from static events such as presentation on costs, business plan presentation and design. Of the Seventeen teams that were eligible to participate in the event after the completion of reports submission phase, Vega racing electric was ranked 9th overall in the electric category of FB2020 held from January 21-27, 2020.
The students got an opportunity to develop a game in 3D. The workshop focused on game development using Unity 3d platform. The prerequisites for the workshop were familiarity with Unity 3d and Visual Studio Code. The workshop covered all aspects from coding in C# to the exploration of Unity editor and asset stores. The Unity Workshop conducted by Sourabh Sood, Software Engineer at Moonfrog Labs on Feb 5, 2020.
The Students of Hospitality and Event Management won multiple prizes at Outlook 2020 organised by Oriental School of Hotel Management, Waynad. Ghagan was declared best manager, Pooviah won first prize in flower arrangement, Sandeep and Pooviah won second place in vegetable carving, Krithi and Dhruva won second place product marketing, and Vijaylakshmi, Keerthana, Sandeep, Gynanesh and Dhruva won second place in culturals.
The annual ideation competition brought forth innovative ideas about using technology for social change that included water conservation, traffic management, sustainability, AI/ML in Agriculture. First place, was won by team BogARt of Shreya and Harshita, PES University students of CSE, for their idea to develop a VR application to create objects and environment that would help people face their worst fears and overcome them. Second place was won by team Yoga Guide consisting of Khushei, PES University student of CSE, for her idea of using point based motion tracking for teaching Yoga. Third place was won by team Agriculture Upliftment of Venkat and Jayant, PES University students of ECE, for using a tech stack to help farmers with crop growth and farming optimisations. Team Virtual Companies, consisting of Akshay SP, PES University student of CSE won a consolation prize for the idea of creating virtual environments to simulate companies. Team Old is Gold, consisting of Samridhi of PES University student of CSE, that was about helping the aged community participate in social development programs won a consolation prize. The jury members included Mr. Vinod Paranjpe, from Nokia’s University Collaboration Team, Dr. RG Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Chairperson of the S&H Department, Dr Saumya Adhikari, Professor in the ECE Department and Prof. M Rajasekar, Associate Professor in the ECE Department. PES Innovation Lab (formerly the Microsoft Innovation lab) conducted Incito 2020, annual ideation competition open for all engineering colleges, during Jan-Feb 2020.
Rasa Prashne 2019, quiz program for school children from Vajarahalli, Srinagar, Veerabhadranagar, Tataguni, Muthurayanagar was organised by the students in the Biotechnology department. Three rounds of quiz were conducted on general knowledge, literature and sports and entertainment. The winners were felicitated with books and gifts. The program was held on the campus on Jan 18, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to understand the safety and hygiene standards expected by the government for a well functioning industry. The training helped them know more about the best way to process food and raw materials in an industry kitchen. The training for students of hospitality and event management program was held on Feb 7, 2020
Om Malviya and Jignesh Vasoya of TEZOS India Foundation shared their insights about Blockchain. Tezos, a blockchain that can evolve through self-amendment, aims to drive social, political, and economic innovation on a global scale. The participants got hands-on experience on TEZOS tools. The workshop was organised by IEEE team on Feb 9, 2020.
Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, MBA Department received the award for Best Paper in Pedagogical Innovations for the paper titled Co-creation for continuous learning at MARKCON2020, Marketing Ecosystems and Innovations. The nomination was submitted in three parts: nomination details, innovation statement and annexures. The final round involved quizzing by the jury of Dr. Moutusy Maity, Professor-Marketing, IIM-Lucknow and Dr. Tapan Sarker, Griffith University, Australia. The International conference, open for faculty in marketing domain was held from 9-11 January, 2020 at IBA, Bangalore.
ARIVU 2020 – a 5K run, Cancer Conquered? Almost! drew enthusiastic participation of students and staff. The running event aims to create awareness about cancer. The total registration amount was donated to an NGO in Bengaluru committed to preventing cancer. The second edition of the event was organised by the Department of Management Studies on February 14, 2020.
Team Ninaada kicked off events for 2020 with a unique fusion concert, The Mathias Project. The concert featured Amit Nadig on the flute, Matthias Schrielf on the trumpet, Anoor Vinod Shyam on the mridangam and Sunaad Anoor on the khanjira. The show started with Mallari, a serene and calming experience like the light tinkling of the morning bells at a temple. A number of power packed numbers followed which included flavours of folk, Carnatic and Hindustani forms of art. The rendition of Sarasa Samadana a famous Krithi in Kapi Narayani was enrapturing. The mellifluous rendition by Amit Nadig was complemented by the unique sound of Matthias’ trumpet. A string of harmonies introduced the audience to a rare form of German-Irish folk music. The icing on the cake was the thunderous konnukol face-off by the brilliant performers, Sunaad Anoor and Vinod Shyam who played their instruments effortlessly and lifted the entire concert to a different level. The music concert presided over by Dr VK Krishna, Dean Student affairs was held on Jan 17, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to watch the acclaimed documentary Wild Karnataka on large screen. The audience took pride in the fact that one of the film-makers was Kalyan Varma, mechanical engineering graduate of 2001 batch of PES University. Over 1200 students enjoyed the beautiful visuals and never-seen-before perspective on the wildlife of Karnataka. The screening was organised by Pixels Photography club on Feb 11, 2020.
Central Library, PES University in association with IEEE organised IEEE Xplore new interface user awareness session. Mr.Subhash Reddy, Librarian introduced the resource person Dr. Dhanu Pattanashetti, IEEE Client Services Manager to the participants comprising students and faculty members. Dr. Dhanu presented the salient features of IEEE Xplore, upgraded version and demonstrated the methods to find relevant information for literature, project, placement support, and innovative ideas from IEEE papers and relevant publications. Dr.Dhanu Pattanashetti emphasised how students can derive benefits from IEEE networking and their association with subject matter experts. The PES University library plans to organise an IEEE technical writing session in the coming weeks. The program held on February 5, 2020 concluded with a quiz and distribution of exciting prizes from IEEE.
The launch event of Samarpana with the unfurling of the banner atop F Block featured performances by Music Club and Team Sanskriti. As a tribute to the brave Indian soldier's, Samarpana Run, the annual event welcomes participants of all age groups to take part in long-distance running, the proceeds of which are donated to martyr families. The event enables interaction with jawans and their families. Dr. Suryaprasad J, Vice-Chancellor Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs and Prof. S V Venkatesh graced the launch event with the participation of over 200 enthusiastic students on January 27, 2020.
Team Aatmatrisha set the ball rolling with Artist Unveiling event, revealing the identities of Aatmatrisha 2020’s headlining artists. A large flyer revealed the stand-up comedian for the event as Akash Gupta and for Pro-Nite the team announced Benny Dayal and Thaikkudam Bridge as headlining performer. The event saw the in-house DJ kewcumber taking control of the turntable and playing a mix of his own tracks and popular hits. Dr. J Suryaprasad and Dr. V Krishna presented the core team with the core team ID cards ad addressed the gathering at the fun filled interaction on January 31, 2020.
The Alcoding Coding challenge, a two-stage coding competition sponsored by Danske IT was inaugurated by the chairperson of department of CSE, Dr Shylaja SS, Prof. Channa Bankapur and Mr Tatha Desigan fo Danske IT. 410 teams with 900+ participants registered for the challenge. After three hours of intense coding the top three teams that stayed ahead and won prize money of 35,000 INR were: first place, Input_he_output of RV College of Engineering; second place, Chaiwaale of National Institute of Technology - Surathkal and third place, Zeta of B.M.S College of Engineering. The event was held on January 2 and 29, 2020.
In the Bangalore edition of the Tata Crucible quiz, India's largest business quiz, PES University students walked away with winner and runner up prizes. This is the first time the same college emerged winner and runner up in Bangalore. Final year students Preetham and Akhil came first, followed by first year students, Sucheth and Chandrachud in the contest held on Feb 1, 2020.
The 47th Annual Athletic Meet was held on 1st February 2020 at PES University Sports Ground, RR Campus, Bangalore. Chief guest, Dr. Rohini Katoch Sepat, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bangalore South advised the students to take responsibility for their choices in life and also suggested that, college life being very crucial and important, has to be enjoyed thoroughly and responsibly. Dr. M.R.Doreswamy in his inaugural address spoke about the importance of sports and yoga in a student's life and stressed upon being disciplined in life. Dr.J.Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, Prof.M.V. Sathyanarayana, Director, H.N. Campus, Dr. S. Mohan, Director of Pharmacy and Dr. A.V. Chandrashekar, Chairperson, Department of Commerce and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Principal, P.E.S College and teachers of PES University graced the occasion.
PESU I/O had their SME Alumni meet on Saturday, 1st February, 2020. PESU I/O is a peer-to-peer learning initiative in which Subject Matter Experts (Generally, students from senior years in college) teach courses to the juniors in a diverse spectrum of topics ranging from Course-Curriculars to Extracurriculars.
With over 4000 students, 200+ courses and 170+ SMEs, PESU I/O has conducted 9 slots so far. All the previous SMEs from our slots were addressed by the COO of PES Institutions, Prof. Ajoy Kumar at the prestigious faculty lounge on the 13th floor of Element block.
The event itself was an invaluable opportunity for our Subject Matter Experts to network and interact with each other, laying the foundation for a strong connect between PESU Alumnus in the future. Our "veteran" SMEs used this event as an opportunity to talk about their industrial experience as well as the new ventures they had embarked upon after passing out from college. This provided useful insights as well as inspiration to SMEs currently studying college.
With over 80 attendees from diverse segments of industry as well as students from university, this event was a remarkable success and we hope to have more such alumni meets in the future.
The top nine finalist teams slugged it out after answering twenty tough questions in the written preliminary round. Hrishikesh V and Abhilash emerged winners. The Gaming Quiz, a joint effort of Game Development Club and Quotient Quiz Club which was conducted by quiz masters Anuj Tambwekar and Tejas Srinivasan, was held on January 20, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to know more about types of licenses, excise rules and regulations, fee structure for various business formats in the alcohol industry and rules related to starting a lounge hotel. Mr. Suresh shared practical insights with the students of hospitality and event management in the program on January 16, 2020.
Action Cut, the film making club is started with a vision to create content to learn, understand, perceive and respond to situations in a proper manner. The club Action Cut is a platform for students to develop film making skills, as talent is born but a skill needs to be developed. V. Krishna the Dean, Student Affairs and Harish, HOD, BBA department lit the lamp and inaugurated the club by sounding the clap board at the launch held on January 23, 2020.
National Tourism Day is observed on 25 January to highlight the importance of tourism for the economy of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Meenakshi Gupta believed that tourism in India has amazing potential it is the responsibility of hospitality and event management professionals to build it up to generate revenue. The celebrations at PES University were dedicated towards the 17 Sustainable development goals set by the UN. Vindu 2.0 – a Travelogue was launched in the event. The poster, painting and photography competitions which saw active participation was judged by Mr. Abhishek Dev Kumar an alumnus of 2014 batch. The winners were awarded prizes. The event was held on 24th January 2020.
Over 200 students and staff members of Binny Road police station took out a rally to create awareness among citizens about the importance of following traffic rules.
The Department of Civil Engineering conducted a detailed study and field work on Managing Traffic Congestion On High-density Corridor of Six-route stretch over a period of three months. The final report was handed over by Dr. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University to Dr. Soumyalatha S. K., DCP -Traffic West Division, Bengaluru City. The report is a result of extensive analysis and evaluation by the consulting team of Dr Chandramouli S V, Technical Project Director; Prof J S Vishwas, Technical Project Expert and Coordinator; Prof Ramesh B V and Prof Basavaraj Dhannur, Project Site Incharge and Prof Ramachandra P, Financial and Treasury officer. 56 undergraduate students from PES University Central Campus were part of the project. The report covered road inventory survey, field data analysis, conclusions and recommendations for six-routes: Guruguntepalya-KempegowdaArch, RajajiNagar to Orion Mall, RajajiNagar-DhobhiGhat, Guruguntepalya- Sandal Soap Factory, Verabhadra Signal to Bendre Underpass, RajajiNagar-Sandal Soap Factory. The report on the social development project titled Managing Traffic Congestion On High-density Corridor (Six-route stretch) allocated by Traffic Police Department, Government of Karnataka was handed over on Jan 21, 2020 in an event on PES University campus.
Members of PES Team Aikya organised an interaction of students of the government school in Bhuvaneswari nagar, Binnypet with Mr Yashwanth, to mentally prepare them for the upcoming the Board exams. Mr. Yashwanth, the guest speaker, started with a small activity for the students telling the importance of concentration, presence of mind and living in the moment instead of worrying about the past and the future. He highlighted the importance of education and motivated them to dream big and work towards realising them. In a very engaging way he answered why, what, when and how of studying and taught simple methods of studying and concentrating more effectively. He also touched upon some vital life virtues and explained how valuable it is to keeping up the trust of the people in our lives. He concluded it with an advice about maintaining calm and facing the Board exams without panic. The students many of whom were nervous about the upcoming examination, found the interaction beneficial useful enjoyable. This was PES Team Aikya’s first event and the volunteers look forward to presenting more such socially useful events. The youth Initiative of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Write Angle, the official literary club of PESU, kick-started the semester with its flagship event, the OpenMic, showcasing over 27 performances. The first performance of beatboxing had everyone hooting in support. Spoken word poetry embodying stories of the youth touched hearts. The music band performances got hands clapping and feet tapping. A stand up comedy performance, so naturally performed, got everyone laughing. For the first time, the event had a sports act too!
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at PES University, Bangalore completed 2years.
Coinciding with this, CIE in association with Dept of Management Studies is facilitating an experiential 5-day workshop for students – ‘Building from $0 to $20M Startup’ - by BV Jagadeesh (BVJ), Managing Director for KAAJ Venture and serial-entrepreneur from Silicon Valley.
BV Jagadeesh is a Silicon Valley legend - serial entrepreneur, VC, deep tech guru, philanthropist, educator all rolled into one. To list a few of his ventures: Exodus – first datacenter company to IPO in 1998, Netscaler (President/CEO) acquired by Citrix, Scaled Nutanix to $1.2B and took it public, took Yodlee public and more. He also shares his rich experience and knowledge at several prestigious universities: Wharton, Univ of Michigan, IIT and now at PES University!
This 5-day workshop was inaugurated on Jan 27th by PES University Pro-Chancellor Jawahar. This workshop will take the selected aspiring student entrepreneurs on a journey of converting an idea to a startup valued at $20M+ and cover various aspects of creating and running successful startups.
4th International Staff Tournament was organized by Department of Physical Education & Sports at PES University from Jan 20 to 23, 2020. Staff members from more than 35 Engineering Colleges actively participated in this mega event including University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya from Sri Lanka Tyagarajan College of Engineering, Coimbatore and Manipal Institution of Technology and Kasturba Medical College from Manipal. Badminton and Cricket were major sports in this event.
Results as mentioned below:
Winners- Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bangalore.
Runners- University of Colombo , Sri Lanka.
● Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Winners- Dr. C V Raman College, Davangere.
Runners- BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.
● Badminton(Below 40 category, Men):
Winners- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Runners- Kasturbha Medical Hospital, Manipal.
● Badminton (Women):
Winners- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Runners- RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
● Best player awards:
Best Batsman - Mr. Girish, PES University.
Best bowler - Mr. Chetan V, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology.
Best All-rounder - Mr. Suresh Priyanta, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Veereah K, Dr. C V Raman College of Engineering.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Chetan K N, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
Ms. Apeksha Embuldeniya, University of Kelinia, Sri Lanka.
PES University conducted a 2-day workshop on the approaches to Engineering Research on January 4th & 5th, 2020. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Perumal Nithiarasu, the Director of Research at the College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK.
The workshop contained eight lectures spread across two days and included two tutorial sessions. It was attended by around 50 academicians consisting of PhD students and lecturers from various Engineering disciplines, and also included a few Under-Graduate and PostGraduate students.
The workshop started with a brief introduction by Dean of Research, Dr. Sudarshan T.S.B about the workshop, followed by an inaugural address of Registrar, Dr. V Krishnamurthy. Dr. Krishna V and Prof. K N Seetharamulu OF Dept. of Mechanical Engineering also were present on the occasion.
The first day of the workshop focussed on challenges commonly faced by inexperienced research scholars. After an introduction to general terminologies in research and underlining the need for research that ultimately benefits society, Prof. Nithiarasu built a strong case for the importance of underpinning fundamental research, and highlighted the significance of high-risk-high-reward research. This was followed by examples of a few common pitfalls faced by new researchers and how to identify early symptoms of such pitfalls.
The next session discussed visionary vs incremental research, the importance of both, and how incremental research should be designed in order to make progress towards a larger, more ambitious goal i.e. the vision. The last lecture for the day gave several pointers on identifying rewarding research areas and prioritizing them. The first day concluded with a group activity, with each group identifying one example of visionary research, and two examples of incremental research, which were then presented to the audience. A total of five groups presented their ideas, and a good discussion of each idea followed, concluding with some excellent insight provided on each idea by distinguished guest attendee Dr. Ramachandra, Director at ADA (DRDO).
The second day of the workshop built upon the foundations laid before, and progressed towards the importance of planning in research, and contained several examples of three and five year research plans, and how to break up the work into appropriate sized chunks. This was followed by a comprehensive discussion of dissemination in research, covering important topics like selecting the correct conference or journal, the relevance of conference papers in today’s world, identifying and avoiding predatory or fraudulent journals and some pointers on writing a good journal paper. The day ended the proceedings by discussing the importance of supervisors in the duration of PhD research, and finding the correct research group for postdocs and building connections with industry and organizations for collaborative research.
There were several mentions of general do’s and don’ts for research scholars who plan to pursue research as a career post conclusion of their doctoral studies.
Both days of the workshop were littered with examples from Prof. Nithiarasu’s past experiences which helped the audience relate better to the topics under consideration. The sessions was largely interactive with each lecture consisting of a Q&A session encouraging the audience to narrate relevant examples from their own research work.
The workshop was unique in that it contained a fine balance of both sides involved in research - student and supervisor, and enriched the audience with a holistic view of research in engineering domains.
Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor, PES University presented the welcome address.
Dr. Suma Sudheendra, renowned Veena exponent, hoisted the National Flag and spoke on the cultural values and said it is important for students to be proud of India. She stressed that the rich and diverse culture of India reflect and shape values, beliefs, and aspirations and said it defines our national identity. She recalled her interactions with PESians who had volunteered during SAAC1980’s at her recent USA tour and said they were all in eminent positions at premier IT industries. She expressed PES’s key role in shaping their future. She also marked that PESians are serving the State, Bharat and the Global Village – World. She called upon young PESians to take up initiatives including conservation of environment by volunteering for plastic free campus, home, city, state and there by Swaach Bharat. The 3 C’s namely: Commitment, Consistency and Courage will play a vital role in the success of the individual and thereby the nation she added. Finally, she spoke on her "India Music Experience museum", FOURTH museum in the world dedicated to music which runs on the formula of ‘see, hear, touch and discover’ which is a must-visit for music buffs and extended an invite to all PESians.
On the same occasion FITNESS CENTER at PES University with full fledged health club equipment, gym trainers and facilities for group exercise classes, freestyle training & much more was inaugurated by Ms. Priya Shah
Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-chancellor of PES University, in his Presidential address spoke on the progress of PES University and his vision of making it one among the top Ten Universities in the years ahead. He said Students, Teachers and Infrastructure have been three pillars of PES since inception and it will continue to be. PES is committed to its core values Perseverance, Excellence and Service he added. He also articulated his Vision and expectations from the Stakeholders by stating that “they are the key people to turn expectations into reality”.
Mr. Ashwin H, alumnus of PES University was felicitated for scoring 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019.
Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar, PES University delivered the vote of thanks.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about the role and functions of sales in hotels, increasing influence of digital marketing and the importance of interpersonal skills to succeed in services sector. Rohan Bagal, Sales Executive, Ibis City Centre, and alumnus of PESU, shared practical insights about the challenge faced by marketers to sell or communicate services to a customer and how the challenges are overcome.
Abhishek S and Rahul Krishna of 8th sem Mechanical Engineering, PES University, under the guidance of Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, Dept of MBA, presented a paper titled "Millennial State of Mind : Testing perceptual factors of aspirational luxury products among urban millennials in India" and won The best student research paper award at the International Conference On Marketing - MARKCON 2020 hosted by Indus Business Academy.