• 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Skill upgradation programme

    A 10-day faculty development programme for teaching and non-teaching staff on MS Office was organised by the Hospitality and Event Management Department from June 4 to 15 on university campus.

  • Skill upgradation programme

    A 10-day faculty development programme for teaching and non-teaching staff on MS Office was organised by the Hospitality and Event Management Department from June 4 to 15 on university campus.

  • 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.

  • Smart solutions with IoT Hackathon

    Students participated in a two-day Workshop combined with one-day Hackathon to learn and implement smart solutions using IoT at PES University. Over 60 students participated in the event held from June 22 to 24, 2018 in CIE Studio at PES University. This program provided a unique hands-on experience of sensors and actuators, edge computing and cloud environments. The program was conducted by Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Center for Information Security, Forensics and Cyber Resilience (IFSCR), Computer Science and Electronics & Communication Departments in association with FluxGen Technologies. On Day 1, participants worked with sensors and actuators, interfacing circuits, programmable controllers and associated hardware and tested their programming basics working on 9 projects. Day 2 covered basic communication protocols, wireless communication, Cloud setup & communication, cloud Analytics and Android app development and systems integration working with 5 projects. Day 3 tested the skills of the students as they competed in a 3-stage Hackathon solving real problems.

  • India Skills South 2018 Hospitality Competition

    Some of the top chefs and F & B managers from across the country visited the campus as jury members, judges and invitees to validate the process of the hospitality competition. 25 finalists from across the country participated in the skill competition across four domains namely cooking, baking, and patisserie and restaurant service. The event provided students an opportunity of informal mentoring by industry experts, skill updation and learning to compete at a higher level. The THSC (Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council) South competition was hosted, organized and conducted by the Department of Hospitality and Event Management from June 21 to 23, 2018 on PES University campus.

  • Bengaluru Premier League

    Students of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management were invited to play with the team from Ritz Carlton as part of The Journey week organized by Marriott International in the cricket match. The academia-industry interface exposed students to people initiatives in industry and know what it takes to be part of the hospitality industry.

  • CIE Makerspace inaugurated

    Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Makerspace, the place to ideate and bring ideas to life, provides the setting for people, ideas and action to come together. The space was inaugurated by Dr. K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES University. CIE Bootcamp, a residential weeklong experiential learning session was held for students to gain insights into the landscape of tech entrepreneurship and take an idea to a pitch using contemporary methodologies and frameworks like design thinking, effectuation, Business Model Canvas and Agile. Eight teams comprising of 4th and 6th semester Engineering students from PES University presented ideas, qualifying for the final pitch, which had Dr S Raghunath, Prof at IIM-Bangalore as the chief guest and juror. The first prize, sponsored by Vantage Agora, was won by “End-to-end Energy Management start-up” ideated by the team of Shrushti, Kalandhar, Mohammed Sadiq and Sumanth. Student volunteers from the Management studies and Hospitality programs at PESU assisted in the smooth conduct of the Bootcamp. The event was held from May 28 to June 3, 2018 on the PES University campus.

  • Fourth International Yoga Day at PES University on June 21, 2018 at 6:45 am.

    Shri Asish Ballal, Former Hockey Captain and Goalkeeper, Indian Hockey Team, Dr. I B Vijayalakshmi, Professor – Paediatric Cardiology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Centre were the guests of Honor. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University presided over the programme. Around 1550 stakeholders of PES Group of Institutions took active participation in IYD-2018. The Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) which is essentially a specified sequence of Yogaasanas of 45 minutes duration as prescribed by Ministry of Ayush was adopted by PES University. Addressing the audience Sri Ananth Kumar ji, Hon’ble Union Minister said that in UNO if any resolution needs to be passed then that resolution must be accepted by the majority of countries. In this regard, when our Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji proposed International Yoga Day, around 176 countries including America, China, Russia, Japan, France, Germany, England, Saudi Arabia and other middle east countries not just resolved to accept the proposal but all of the 176 counties became co-sponsors of the same. All the representatives of 176 countries said that it is not the representation of India, but a united proposal from all of us. He recalled that Dr. I B Vijaylakshmi’s statement “there are 39 acupoints in hand and when we rightly applaud through hand and not through finger, these 39 acupoints will help different parts of body to function properly as blood circulation will become smooth”. He said that he has imbibed yoga and an active practitioner from past 4 decades. If I am active and relaxed even under tremendous pressures, it is only because of Yoga – he added. He appreciated Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University for organizing such a beautiful event since its inception in 2015. He said “MRD” is the “Master of Resource Development”. Addressing the audience Dr. M R Doreswamy said Yoga is always given prominence at PES starting from PU (Pre University) to PG (Post Graduation). It is a fundamental unit of PES. Hon’ble Minister has already stated the significance of Yoga. “Yoga is one of the significant contributions of India to Mankind and every Indian must be proud of it”. The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual’s mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind; it helps manage stress and anxiety and keeps you relaxing. Yoga is a secular and global phenomenon.

  • Announcement of PESSAT-2018 Rank List & Felicitation of Toppers

    At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT – 2018 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2018-19. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2018 during April 20 – May 10, 2018. PESSAT-2018 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test. Over 16,000 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2018 was conducted at 37 centers across India. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and Founder, PES Institutions declared the ranks of PESSAT-2018 on May 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM. He also felicitated the top 3 rankers with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media. The first rank was bagged by Mr. R Muralekrishnan and the second rank was bagged by Mr. Nandagopal Vidhu, both being the students of National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore. The third rank was bagged by Mr. Pranav Kasetty, student of Chethana PU College, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. The first round of PESSAT counselling will be held on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 at PES University for the selection of seats of all B.Tech programs (CSE, ECE, ME, EEE, CE and BT).

  • Samarapana: The pride in running with Jawans

    It was with great pride and immense gratitude that 3100 participants joined 500 Jawans of various regiments in 5K, 10K and 21K run. Samarpana 2018, a unique initiative had 1500 students of PES University running for a cause. The event highlighted the sacrifices of our martyrs and honored them and their families. The event set up a unique platform for students to interact and pay tributes to the men in uniform. The proceeds from the event were handed over to the families of the martyrs. The team also organized events like medical camp, legal help sessions, career counseling for children, women empowerment, city tour and a cultural evening for the families of the martyrs. Scion of the Mysore royal family, Yaduveer Wadiyar honored the families of the valiant martyrs. PES University Chancellor Dr. M R Doreswamy was present on the occasion.

  • App to send alert when vehicle gets towed, coming soon

    Many of us have parked our two-wheelers and cars on the road and have had them towed away by cops.Now, an MTech student from the city has designed an app that can give you a notification when this happens. Raghav S, who is from the PG Dept of Computer Science Engineering department of PES University has developed the soon to be launched app for the purpose. The framework for the app has been developed on the Google Navigation application “I have developed an admin app for the RTO or traffic cops and a client app for vehicle owners. The client app has three features one of which is the notification function,” says Raghav. As soon as the concerned authorities take down the number of a vehicle to tow, on the app, an automatic alert is triggered on a client app through a message. The feature has been achieved by collecting the users data such as vehicle number, phone number and other relevant information at the time of installation of the application, adds Raghav. “According to the rules the RTO has to issue an alert in loud speakers before confiscating vehicles. However many a times this does not happen or we do not hear such instructions. My own two wheeler has been towed a few times but I had no clue about it. So this is a feature in the app that will prevent such instances,” he adds. While the app is in the beta version, the finished product will be out within two months, says Jayashree Rangareddy, Professor at the Computer Science Engineering department, and a guide in the project. When asked about getting the RTO and traffic department on board for the project, Dr Jayashree adds, “That bit we have left it to the decison of University. We will also take it forward for the benefit of the public soon enough.” Other applications Another feature integrated in the app is a”live traffic junction” alert for users whereby instructions given out by traffic cops in crowded junctions automatically comes through the app. The alert is based on the distance and location of information of the user approaching the junction. Currently the messages are broadcasted up to a distance of 100 meters radius from the junction, says Raghav. “There is no need to roll down the window and struggle to listen to the loudspeaker or public system, while looking at a congested junction,” he adds.Another feature is to help cab drivers of cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola to get navigation instructions in Kannada rather than in English. They can choose one among the four dialects of Kannada which is supported by the application such as Dharwad Kannada, Mandya Kannada, Coastal Kannada and the Standard Kannada, says Raghav.

  • PES University in the media

    Mission Admission higher education expo 2018, organised by the Times of India witnessed the participation of 45 top educational institutions. Prof Jawahar Doreswamy, pro-chancellor, PES University, said “In our institution, we are teaching Internet of Things to architecture and hotel management students, as automation is now a part of all sectors,” he said.

  • Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister for HRD @ PESU for interactive meet with teachers

    Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister, HRD visited PES University for an interactive meeting on 07/05/2018 at 4:00 PM. All the faculty of PES institutions participated in the meeting presided by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor , PES University and in the august presence of Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University. Shri Prakash Javadekar gave an overview of government’s initiatives, new programs that have been implemented and working well to improve the dispensation of education in India. He informed that Swayam program that includes course work, lectures and materials freely available for 1032 courses; gyan program in which 800 professors from 62 different countries helping in teaching and delivering lectures; a hackathon program in which good number of problem statements work with professors who mentor them for 3 months and as of now 54 solutions are at final stages of development. While stressing research and innovation he said that prosperity by innovation is best, He requested institutes that are known for quality education should help other institutions. Teacher training is also important step so that teachers to be agents of change and good teachers change society. While voting Person, Party and Principle (3 P’s) should get priority. Shri Javadekar ji also took questions from audience and gave answers during the interaction session and also requested to give constructive suggestions that will be definitely considered and help change for the good.

  • Third edition of the PES sports magazine released

    The department of physical education and sports organized inter department sports festival and winners were awarded in a ceremony held at PES Cricket Stadium on April 23. Pro-Chancellor, Prof D Jawahar released the third edition of the PES sports magazine on the occasion.

  • Award for Smart Shopping Trolley designed by students of PES Polytechnic

    The innovative shopping trolley impressed the panel of judges to win the first place from among 120 projects submitted by participants from all over the state. The state level technical project competition and exhibition, held at Visvesvaraya Museum was organized by Government of Karnataka for students of engineering. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University appreciated the concept and creative thinking of students and recommended it for further development at Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI) at PES University.

  • PES Student in the media

    Ritvik Chattopadhyay, first at the India Quiz, runner-up in the Sci-Biz-Tech Quiz and the Major Quiz, and second runner-up in the Magnum Open at the recently-held Under the Peepal Tree labeled Asia’s Largest Quiz Fest was quoted in an article on Karnataka Quiz Association in Bangalore Mirror.

  • Artistry Floral Workshop

    Students of hospitality program got an opportunity to learn to appreciate flower aesthetics, floral art, flower designs, flower arrangements and trends in flower display. Ms. Sandhya Yadav founder of Tulip Floristry Institute shared her insights and expertise.

  • Wins at ADVIT 2018

    At the inter-collegiate competition for hotel management colleges prizes were won by Franklin and Avinash in Photography, Apeksha and Aishwarya in Face Painting, Dhanyajeeth and Tanzil and Gaurav in Entrepreneurship Challenge and Ghaghan was adjudged Best Manager.

  • PES Alumni in the News

    Soldrit was in the media recently as a fast growing independent repair service that provides repair services for multi-brand products. Soldrit was founded in 2015 by Deepak Bhatt and Kunal Bhatnagar, college batchmates in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PESIT, Bengaluru.

  • PES University signs an MoU with EY to offer their International Taxation course for the MBA students

    EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. The International Taxation course is an important resume-enhancing course for our MBA students. The big-four (EY, PwC, Deloitt, KPMG) are involved in providing taxation services to several Fortune-500 companies and have set up large offices in India to handle these services. PES is the first university at which EY is offering this partnership at the PG level. PES has created two courses based on EY’s International Taxation syllabus and have offered them as Career courses. The job opportunities for MBA students trained in International Taxation is enormous. Internship opportunities are abounding. EY has promised to take a significant number of our MBA trained students as interns, many of which will get converted to jobs. Our Finance specialization is bolstered by EY’s International Taxation. Added to this, we have tied-up with NISM (National Institute of Securities Markets, a subsidiary of SEBI) for a residential program at Mumbai (like IIT-Madras) on Capital Markets. The combination of Corporate Finance-International Taxation-Capital Markets has made our Finance specialization in MBA one of the most appealing in the country. Six of our faculty members are being trained by EY.

  • Architecture students win prizes at YuvaratnaNXT17

    The students of PES University are proud winners of three awards in the YuvaratnaNXT, 2017 national competition. The awards are constituted to inspire budding architects to imaginatively present ideas from a range of versatile products manufactured by Birla White. Over 400 entries from around the world were submitted. The theme for this year was: Indian festivals and culture. The challenge was to design a wall surface of size six feet by four feet size in a novel way using Birla White cement and its value added products such as Levelplast, textura and GRC. Second and fourth semester architecture students won the first prize, third prize and the judges’ appreciation award. The assessment criteria included concept, composition, aesthetics, theme, originality of idea and finally the innovative usage of Birla White materials. The designs were highly appreciated for their unique and practically implementable solutions.

  • PES Hoopsters net a winner

    PES men’s basket ball team emerged winners in the 2K18 CUP. The competition was organized by PESIT-BSC.

  • Architecture students win prizes at YuvaratnaNXT17

    The students of PES University are proud winners of three awards in the YuvaratnaNXT, 2017 national competition. The awards are constituted to inspire budding architects to imaginatively present ideas from a range of versatile products manufactured by Birla White. Over 400 entries from around the world were submitted. The theme for this year was: Indian festivals and culture. The challenge was to design a wall surface of size six feet by four feet size in a novel way using Birla White cement and its value added products such as Levelplast, textura and GRC. Second and fourth semester architecture students won the first prize, third prize and the judges’ appreciation award. The assessment criteria included concept, composition, aesthetics, theme, originality of idea and finally the innovative usage of Birla White materials. The designs were highly appreciated for their unique and practically implementable solutions.

  • Students should become partners of the growth instead of beneficiaries of the growth: Dr. Veerendra Heggade

    On PES University foundation day, Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarship award ceremony was held at PES University premises today evening. Padma Vibhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala was a chief guest for the function. Dr. Heggade felicitated two students, who excelled in GATE 2018 and JAM as well as a female student, who won Ekalavya award by Government of Karnataka. He also awarded Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD scholarship awards to toppers in each department. Dr. Heggade, in his speech appreciated and thanked Dr. Doreswamy for his yeoman contribution to the field of education. PES has achieved a tremendous growth within a short span of time and the credit must go to Dr. Doreswamy. He also recalled that during the early years of post independence, the opportunities were less in India in higher education. But now there are lots of opportunities. A country can develop and succeed only though creating opportunities for its youngsters. He appreciated PES University in recognizing the meritorious student and encouraging them with monetary incentives. He inspired students to take a pledge in becoming the partners of growth, instead of beneficiaries of growth. Dr. MR Doreswamy, in his presidential address, insisted students to possess values and ethically oriented, which is embedded in the mission statement of PES University. Students must demonstrate these values, irrespective of their field of working. He suggested students to be part of the development of the country and to achieve this, they must concentrate on research and innovation. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, in his speech, talked about different incentives initiated by PES to encourage the students to excel in their academics. This semester, PES University is awarding 1500 students with merit scholarships, amounting to more than three crore Rupees. PES not only encourages current students with monetary incentives, but also facilitates with monetary support to secure foreign internships and international exposure. There is also a scheme for outstanding students studying higher education in the recognized international Universities. Mr. H. Siddaiah, IAS, Former Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, congratulated PES University for its outstanding achievement in quality higher education. Mr. Siddaiah was felicitated by Dr. MR Doreswamy for his support and contribution to the estabnlishment of PES University. During this occasion, book titled 1. ‘Shikshaka, Chintaka, Sadhaka’ and 2. ‘Dr. MR Doreswamy-Sadasyaru Karnataka Vidhana Parishathinalli Charchisida Nadavalikegalu’ have been released by Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and Shri. H. Siddaiah respectively. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PES University, gave the welcome address and Dr. KS Shridhar, Principal of PES Institute of Technology rendered the vote of thanks. Shri. Rajashekharan, former Central Cabinet Minister and a statesman; Shri Ravi Subrahmanya, MLA of Basavanagudi Constituency; Shri Surendra Kumar, Vice President of SDM Group of institutions were the other dignitaries attended this award ceremony.

  • Industry exposure for students of hospitality program

    Students of BBA HEM program got an opportunity to know about types of grapes, working of a vineyard and winery manufacturing and operation. The visit to Grover’s Vineyards and interaction with hospitality manager, Mr.Vipin Singh helped them appreciate the finer aspects of the business and made them aware of the career openings suitable for their skills and learnings.

  • Ekalavya award for Keerthana

    Keerthana received the prestigious Eklavya award for her outstanding performance in Rowing competitions. The national rowing champion is a proud recipient of an impressive trophy from Karnataka state Youth Empowerment and Sports Department and a cash prize of Rs two lakhs. Keerthana is a student of fourth semester of Computer Science and Engineering program.

  • Notable performance at Kreedothsava and Revels

    PES University students secured first place in men’s Badminton and men’s Chess events at Kreedothsava 18 organized by BMSCE on March 9-10 2018. They secured first place in men’s football, second place in women’s tennis and men’s basketball and third place in men’s chess events at Revels-18 organized by MIT, Manipal University from March 7 to 11, 2018.

  • GATE 2018 results: Two students of PES University bag first two ranks

    The results for the GATE 2018 entrance examinations held for admissions to post-graduate Engineering courses in IITs, NITs and IISc have been declared on Saturday. Two students of PES University, Bengaluru, have bagged first two ranks at the all-India level in GATE XE, Engineering Sciences. Rahul Kashyap a final year B.Tech student in Mechanical Engineering has bagged first rank and Manoj N Dixith from the same class bagged 2nd rank. The test was held online on February 3, 4, 10 and 11th in various cities across the country.

  • Win at Quest 2018

    Chandni and Ghagan Lokesh registered a notable win at Quest 2018 in the front office competition leaving behind teams from over twenty reputed hotel and hospitality management institutes. The two day national level hospitality competition tested ability in the areas of role play, team work, situation handling and managing crisis at workplace. The event organized by Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal is an ideal platform for hospitality students to enhance their skills and develop leadership acumen in areas related to culinary, F&B, front office and accommodation. Chandni and Ghagan Lokesh are students of BBA HEM program in PES University.

  • Debate Jewel Of Karnataka

    Shreedhar Hegde reached the Top Eight in Speak for India, Karnataka edition to win the title of Debate Jewel of Karnataka. He qualified for the finals from among 40,000 contestants proving himself to be a vibrant, confident and persuasive debater. The evaluation criteria included style, clarity and conviction of thought and lucidity of articulation. Speak for India is an initiative by Federal Bank in association with The Times of India Group to encourage young, dynamic and enthusiastic minds across the nation to raise their voice on pertinent issues and play the role of change maker in society. The final round was held at Sherton Hotel, on February 22, 2018 and winners took home cash prize of Rs.25,000/- each. Shreedhar is a student of MCA program.

  • PES Alumni Spotlight

    Abhilasha Ravichander is enrolled for MS Program at the Language Technology Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she is currently a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr Eric Nyberg. With a GPA of 4.04/4.00 she has undertaken important assignments at the university. She designed models and methodologies for supervised semantic parsing in domains starting from zero training examples for Bosch Ubiquitous Personal Assistant. She was associated with the development of Data Driven Discovery of Models for DARPA. This involved creating an assistant to help experts interact with datasets and incorporate domain knowledge into Machine Learning models through interactive dialog and visualizations. She contributed to building an open-domain socialbot to engage users in conversation on Amazon’s Alexa platform and retrieval-based models and strategies for dialog from community question answering. Her team was one amongst 12 teams in the world chosen for sponsorship of 100,000 USD stipend by Amazon to compete in the Alexa Prize. Three of the papers written as a graduate student were under the guidance of Dr S.Natarajan. As a student of CMU she has published four papers and was a reviewer of CoNLL, one of the top conferences of Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL). Abhilasha started her career as a Platform Engineer at Sensara after graduating in BE Computer Science and Engineering with distinction from PES Institute of Technology.

  • PES University faculty in the News

    A workshop and session on Emotional Intelligence was conducted by Dr.V.Jaykumar for the managers and supervisors of Novotel and Ibis, Accor Group, as a part of the university’s industry interface. The session delved on importance of Emotional Intelligence at workplace, as a tool to improve productivity, and as a key driver for customer engagement.

  • Alumni Talk

    The students of hospitality program got an opportunity to interact with alumnus, Saumitra Chaturvedi, Director-Operations of Accor Hotel Group. He talked about career aspirations to reach the top. He advised students to come out of their comfort zones for becoming a competent professional. The talk highlighted the importance of multi-skilling and adaptability to stay relevant. As one works towards fulfilling career aspirations aiming higher improves confidence ones abilities was one of the takeaways.

  • PES Faculty in the News

    The mainstream media covered the active placement scene on campuses despite news about shrinking job opportunities. “Placement officers need to attract new companies. This is a positive shift in the trend. Students must have knowledge of artificial intelligence, internet of things, virtual reality and more,” said K S Sridhar, placement director, PES University.

  • University Slow Food Day

    The day was celebrated by highlighting the importance food sustainability. Slow Food, promoted as an alternative to fast food, is an effective way of preserving traditional and regional cuisine. It encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. Dr. Trilocahn Sastry, IIM Bangalore in his keynote emphasized the need for social entrepreneurship among young students that benefits the community. Students were introduced to a vision of a world in which people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.

  • Event Club Launched

    Catalyst, the event club and forum was inaugurated at an impressive ceremony. The logo was unveiled on the occasion and poster and video teaser were released. The students regaled the audience with a delightful dance performance. The inauguration program held on Jan 12, 2018 in Tech Park seminar hall was conceived and managed by students of BBA-HEM program.

  • Student innovations on display at Prakalpa 2018

    The PES University campus was brimming with ideas as students demonstrated the projects they had undertaken and completed successfully. The guiding spirit for 2018 edition of Prakalpa was “idea plus action equals change”. True the spirit, twenty two stalls were abuzz with demos as the innovators shared their best ideas, working prototypes and their understanding of the industry they will be serving. The event has grown into a vibrant platform that brings together students of various disciplines who can come up with great ideas and work towards making it into a useful solution. The all terrain vehicle, hybrid four-wheeler and go kart zooming on the tracks drew large crowds. More than 5000 students, 800 parents, 1000 students from other colleges participated in the event. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the stalls, heard the enthusiastic presenters and interacted with students and staff. Speaking on the occasion he said that eco-tech innovation is the need of the hour and must touch three aspects of sustainable development namely technological, social and institutional innovation. He opined that universities and institutes of higher learning must focus on solving the societal problems be it garbage, traffic, electricity, water or drainage. He applauded some of the interesting projects taken up by the students of architecture and design department, biotechnology department and mechanical engineering department. He was impressed with the scale model of Lepakshi temple by students of architecture and design department, pebrine solution for silk worms developed by students of biotechnology and formula racing cars built by students of mechanical engineering. The panel of judges comprised of seven experts from industry and academia. Mr. Sudhir Ganesh Director – Engineering at Celestial Systems, Mr. Eswar Prasad N S CEO Nascent Ventures MHE Private Limited, Mr. Kailas Dulange MEP Technical Authority and Strategic Head in Atkins, Mr. Krishnan, TESCO, Dr. Usha Raghunath IIMB, Mr. Lokesh V Managing Director Innomantra and Mr. Vidhyadhar Wodeyar, practicing architect, evaluated the projects and department stalls. The first prize was won by Agriculture Robot and scaled model of Lepakshi temple. The second prize went to glass cleaning robot and classroom furniture design. The third prize was awarded to projects on Jathropa seeds and garment waste and gesture control robot based wheel chair. The stall put up by students of BBA program was adjudged the Best Department Stall. Other projects recognized by the jury were Bellandur lake project, NUO, energy from light source using sterling engine principle and profiling of distribution of Leachate contaminants in a vicinity of secured land fill. Prakalpa is an annual event of PES University about celebrating creativity that showcases the best projects completed by students and scholars of departments and research centers in PES University and other institutions of PES Group. The active participation and hard work of the student community strengthens PES University’s commitment to promoting education that is about learning to solve real world problems.

  • Enriching Industry Exposure

    Students got an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest equipment in the food and beverage space and bespoke table arrangements. The visit to Bharat Crockeries proved to be a great learning experience. Another such experience was visit to Taaza Thindi to understand the operation and management of small format restaurants. The owner of the popular eating joint of the city, Mr. Srinivas Rao addressed students on best practices and how they maintain high safety standards on par with international norms. The Students of BBA-HEM visited the organizatios on Sep. 7-8, 2017.

  • Team Aranea meets Vice President (Tech & Innovation) of Lockheed Martin

    Team Aranea from PES University works on novel de-orbiting mechanism for Micro and Nano satellites in low and medium altitude Earth orbits (LEOs & MEOs) in the project called Ultra-thin Wires Drag Enhancement System (UWDES). Ten members of the team attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)-2017 held at Adelaide, Australia from Sept 25th to 29th. IAC is the largest annual space tech conference attended by scientists, industry and academia worldwide. The team presented a paper on the UWDES concept, titled “Drag Enhancement for Spacecraft using Numerous Ultra-Thin Wires Arranged into Drag-Wire Webs of Various Configurations”. Earlier, the project reached the Top 10 Innovations of the IIGP 2.0 (India Innovation Growth Programme) 2017, University Challenge competition jointly organized by Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Lockheed Martin (LM) and Tata Trusts. A grant of Rs. 10 lakhs was awarded for the project as part of Phase A of the competition. During IAC-2017, the team met and Dr. Robie Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA to discuss the prospects of the UWDES project. Dr Robie Roy conveyed to Dr Sharan Asundi, mentor for the project and adjunct faculty at CORI, PES University, that he was deeply impressed by the team’s work. Prakash M. Sesha, Lockheed Martin Fellow considered the presentation by team Aranea as one of the best student led presentations during the down-select at IIT Bombay and looked forward to collaborating as the concepts develop into a demonstrable prototype.

  • Team Aranea meets Vice President (Tech & Innovation) of Lockheed Martin

    Team Aranea from PES University works on novel de-orbiting mechanism for Micro and Nano satellites in low and medium altitude Earth orbits (LEOs & MEOs) in the project called Ultra-thin Wires Drag Enhancement System (UWDES). Ten members of the team attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)-2017 held at Adelaide, Australia from Sept 25th to 29th. IAC is the largest annual space tech conference attended by scientists, industry and academia worldwide. The team presented a paper on the UWDES concept, titled “Drag Enhancement for Spacecraft using Numerous Ultra-Thin Wires Arranged into Drag-Wire Webs of Various Configurations”. Earlier, the project reached the Top 10 Innovations of the IIGP 2.0 (India Innovation Growth Programme) 2017, University Challenge competition jointly organized by Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Lockheed Martin (LM) and Tata Trusts. A grant of Rs. 10 lakhs was awarded for the project as part of Phase A of the competition. During IAC-2017, the team met and Dr. Robie Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA to discuss the prospects of the UWDES project. Dr Robie Roy conveyed to Dr Sharan Asundi, mentor for the project and adjunct faculty at CORI, PES University, that he was deeply impressed by the team’s work. Prakash M. Sesha, Lockheed Martin Fellow considered the presentation by team Aranea as one of the best student led presentations during the down-select at IIT Bombay and looked forward to collaborating as the concepts develop into a demonstrable prototype.

  • PES Alumnus in the News

    In this year’s Motor Trend Truck contest, the truck from Ford emerged as the Super Duty Motor Trend Truck of 2017. Kaushik Shanboug, as Engine Calibration Engineer, at Ford Motor Company, was part of the engineering team working on the winning product for over 57 months. Kaushik completed his BE in Telecom from PES in 2010.

  • PES University in the media: Paperless Exams

    Periodic assessments of student performance to know the actions required for improvements is a strong focus area at PES University. To prepare the students for the new methods be it for future studies, placements or entrepreneurship the university has already introduced computer based tests and plans to introduce tabs. The initiative was featured in Times of India recently.

  • PES University Faculty in the News | PM Footprints 11th Anniversary Celebration: An Initiative for Experience & Knowledge Sharing

    The 11th anniversary of PM Footprints, signature program of The Bangalore Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) will feature talks by thought leaders and subject matter experts. Mr. Prasad Honnavalli will be delivering keynote address on Security Risk Management. He is a Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Head, CoE Information Security, Digital Forensic & Cyber Resilience at PES University. An accomplished executive, he brings rich professional experience in end to end program management and delivery of complex system integration programs. PM Footprints is a unique platform where thought leaders share their expertise on the best practices and emerging trends. PMI serves Project Management community by dynamic advocacy of standards and practices to advance professional development.

  • PES University Faculty in the News

    NCACSP-2017, the fifth edition of National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing organised by the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was inaugurated at St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor. Prof Sambasiva Rao, graced the occasion as chief guest.

  • Roaring Business at food counter put up by the students

    The students of hotel and event management showcased their culinary skills by way of putting up food counters at the venue of a popular university event. The students burnt the midnight oil to dish out luscious chocolates and tongue tinglers like chats and sandwiches. Lip smacking delicacies were up for grabs at rock bottom prices. The food items were gobbled up in no time is a testimony to the quality of the food prepared. Students of 1st and 3rd years of the BBA-HEM year program took it upon themselves to set up food stalls to serve participants and visitors, numbering over 7500, at The Amateur Scientist, hosted under the auspices of PES University for identifying bright young minds on August 19.

  • Workshop on Oriental Cuisine

    The BBA Hospitality & Event Management department conducted an Oriental Cuisine workshop with special emphasis on Chinese Cuisine on Aug 10-11, 2017. The demo and workshop, an alumni Initiative was curated by Pavan (2007 batch), Sous Chef, Leela Palace, proved to be a great experiential learning opportunity.

  • PES University goes digital and unveils three new research centers at the inauguration ceremony of the new batch.

    The university campus came alive with eager students at the inauguration of the fourth batch of engineering, architecture and design programs. The PES University app was launched in the orientation program following the inauguration. At the outset, the gathering paid rich tributes to Prof. U R Rao, remembering him as the father of Indian satellite programme. Vice Chancellor Dr K N B Murthy introduced the guests, welcomed the invitees and parents and reiterated the commitment of PES University to the society and student community. The proceedings started with the dignitaries on the dais participating in the lighting of the lamp and melodious invocation by a student. Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor talked about the dream of Dr M R Doreswamy and founding of PES society in 1972 which then took shape of a small school and which is today a pre-eminent university with over twenty thousand students. He outlined his vision for the university and the commitment to nurture the students into competent, ethically strong global citizens. The plaque marking the launch of three centers for research was formally unveiled by the guests. Sanctioned by Department of Industries and Commerce through Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU) the centers are focused on pattern recognition and machine intelligence, IoT and data sciences and aircraft technologies. The commencement address was delivered by Chief Guest, Shri Darpan Jain, Commissioner-Industrial Development, Director- Industries and Commerce, Commissioner- Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Govt. of Karnataka. He drew the attention of the students to the rapid pace of change in every part of the economy which is not just “geometric or arithmetic progression but exponential”. He saw the need for students to be prepared for the increasing role of services sector and greater use of technology enabled smart devices and cities. He underscored the importance of emotional intelligence and highlighted its dimensions through the symbol of Ganesha; broad forehead for wisdom, sacred thread for discipline, lotus for blooming even in tough conditions and the big belly for accepting all viewpoints. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor highlighted the university’s consistent efforts in recognizing and nurturing merit and empowering the students to become job creators and not just job seekers. The orientation program following the inauguration was conducted by Prof Jawahar. He explained how the experience and expertise in education has helped his staff to focus on each dimension of teaching and learning. The PES University app was launched on the occasion. The app provides instant access to assessments, attendance, courses taken, time table, lecture videos, and notifications. He looked forward to students becoming competent professionals, innovative in thinking and making their institution proud.

  • PES University Alumni Badminton Tournament Winners

    The tournament saw keen contests among the participants. Sagar won the men’s singles title, Sadvi won the women’s singles crown, Amogh Shetty and Sunny won in the men’s doubles category, and Siddarth and Sadvi clinched mixed doubles title.

  • PES alumna G. Radhika takes charge as Mandya SP

    G. Radhika, a computer science graduate from PESIT, a 2012-batch IPS officer, assumed charge as Superintendent of Police of Mandya.

  • Team Aranea in Top 30 at IIGP 2.0 University Challenge

    The project submitted by Team Aranea in the category of Space Debris Mitigation has been recognized as one of the Top 30 innovations under the DST-Lockheed Martin-Tata Trusts’ India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0. The team devised a novel drag enhancement system for rapid de-orbiting of spacecraft (Nano/Micro-satellites) in Low Earth orbit (LEO). As part of the selection process into Top 10, the team was invited to present the innovation to subject matter experts. Five of the team members from the team took part in the presentation. Results are awaited. The team members include: Aishwarya Manjunath, Chaithra K, Vinod Ravi, Shrikanta Aradhya C S, Navyata Gattu, Shiva Kumar P, Yashaswi Gurumurthy, Swastik Nayak, Sahiti Vallamreddy, Suraj Singh, Vishwas N M, Raza M Khan, Sandhya G, Amruthavarshini S, Ananya Nair, Anushree C S, Naveen Balaji, Abdul Asif R, Pranay Singh Tomar, Sujan Kumar, Nakshatra Yalagach, Saurabh Surendran

  • PES University alumni in the News: FOLKLORE turns fable

    Smrthi founded Kagakka Gubakka with a mission to keep long-forgotten stories, games and traditions alive. The name is derived from stories about a conniving crow and a smart sparrow who are friends and about their adventures together. The live events see about 50-60 kids in each session. It starts with a 15-minute warm up session of gamified learning and personality development, followed by three stories – one rooted in mythology, folk and another one that makes them laugh. It ends with games that everybody looks forward to. The sessions take place at popular public parks of Bangalore. Many elders frequenting the parks get to share stories, and find the interactions with kids to be a welcome change.

  • Brilliant performance by Team Aeolus at international challenge

    Team Aeolus from PES University participated in the AIAA- Design Build and Fly Challenge and secured the 3rd position in Asia and the 27th position worldwide. The team was placed above teams from prestigious universities such as Stanford, Cal Tech and the University of Michigan. In the competition was held in Tucson, Arizona USA, teams were required to develop an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle capable of being loaded into a cylindrical tube. Team Aeolus designed custom mechanisms for the same which led to them having one of the smallest and most efficient planes in the competition.

  • PESIT student wins second place in national Boeing Aeromodelling Festival

    Rohit of PESIT Bangalore South Campus finished second in the prestigious Boeing National Aeromodelling Festival organised by IIT Kanpur on March 20, 21. Rohit was representing Team Avions. According to Team Avions mentor Dr SV Satish Rohit was at 5th position in virtual round which constitutes of design and fabrication of the Un-Manned Aircraft (UAV) out of 300 participating colleges including IITs. Later, during aerobatics round, Rohit gave a tough competition to all other teams and finished at 2nd position Overall. The PESIT management, staff and students are extremely happy with Rohit’s achievement. Rohit is in his first year of mechanical engineering. The team Avions constituting 45 members had qualified in virtual round in SAE Bangalore and SAE Chennai events. The team will now participate in the aerobatic round scheduled for April 2017.

  • Creativity and Excellence Award For Architecture Students

    The recently held competition to recognize students of architecture who showed creativity and excellence in designing on a predefined theme saw participation from across the world. The team from PES University comprising of Rishab Chandra, Roshni Pushparaj, Sneha Baid, Srishti Ekanth and Supreeth S Kumar secured third place in Birla White Yuvaratna NXT award category from among 700 entries. The team conceptualized, detailed and executed the mural depicting the theme on a 6.0 x 4.0 feet area of wall. Titled ‘Nirvana’ the mural portrayed the theme, ‘Chaos to Peace’ creatively using the concepts from abstract geometry and iconography. Originality of idea and proficiency in working with the medium impressed the judges. The award vindicates the university’s emphasis on nurturing imagination and practical skills in students of design and architecture programs.

  • Vibha Chetan wins DigiBeti crown

    To nourish the vision of India an innovative competition called “Digital Beti” was held. The contest, open for girl students all over India showcased presentations about government developmental plans and judged presentation creation talent that can inspire the nation. Vibha Chetan’s presentation https://goo.gl/X8XRoz was among the top 3 winners. In ten slides Vibha captured how Swachh Bharat is part of a larger vision for India. She traced the launch of the program, foresight of our leaders, the challenges it addressed and finally its potential to be the game changer for making India a developed nation. Vibha Chetan is a First Semester student from Faculty of Architecture and Design.

  • PESIT’s automotive club scores big at BIC event in Noida

    PESIT’s automotive club scores big at BIC event in Noida Bengaluru: Team Enigma, the automotive club of PESIT-BSC, participated in two national-level automotive events – BAJA SAE INDIA 2017 and ISIE HVC 2017, from Feb 16 to 20. The HVC team bagged the 1st position in virtual round, 2nd place in innovation and 2nd place in design rounds out of 250 participating teams in the event held at at Buddh Internation Circuit (BIC) Noida, UP. The team taking part in SAE Baja cleared virtual round at 20th position out of 650 teams and cleared technical inspection round at NATRAX facility in Indore. The 38-member team consisted of students from 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Science departments. The members worked for 8 months to build both formula race cars. The HVC is a hybrid vehicle which can run both on motor or engine. The SAE is a All Terrain Vehicle. Team members thanked the PES management, staff and also sponsors who encouraged them throughout their journey.

  • 68th Republic Day celebration and 31st biannual alumni meet

    Enthusiastic Students from all branches of PES University took part in the flag hoisting ceremony marking the 68th Republic Day celebration. It was time to think about what one can do for the country. Building on the liberty of thought and expression guaranteed by the constitution the speakers at 31st biannual alumni meet that followed, talked about the motivation for the students to contribute intellectually to make the country progress rapidly to be a developed country. The meet was inaugurated by Prof. H.A.Ranganath, former Director, NAAC and former Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University. Talking about being successful he spoke about the importance of winning the conflicts within oneself. The learning for the students was about taking pride in the achievements of the country and elevating the nation to the next level. Prof D. Jawahar and Dr. KNB Murthy graced the occasion. The meet was compered by Prof. V.Krishna and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. K.S.Sridhar.

  • Vote for Vibha Chetan’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at National Presentation Contest 2017 supported by Govt. of India. Only student to represent Karnataka. Every vote counts!

    Her ID: DB9715 Vibha Chetan is a First Semester student from Faculty of Architecture and Design. She is among the top 20 list of Digi Beti contestants, selected from the 4500+ who applied for the National Presentation Contest – 2017 supported by Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) and she is the only student representing Karnataka. The final winner will be selected on the basis of public voting. Help Vibha win the contest by Voting & Sharing this information with your friends & family. Steps for public voting: 1. Visit:http://www.ictacademy.in/digibeti/PollingLogin.aspx 2. Register your Email ID 3. Click on the Activation link sent to your email 4. You will be redirected to voting portal 5. Vote for Vibha Chetan ID: DB9715 The complete voting process will take less than a minute time.

  • Prestigious talent development award for Dr Balaji Singh

    Dr Balaji Singh received the lifetime achievement award from Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) recognizing his illustrious career in enabling people, departments and organizations to realize the true potential. ISTD is a national level professional society which conducts sought after training programs in the areas of human resources development with special emphasis on training of trainers, training goals and objectives and training tools and technologies. Dr Balaji Singh’s work in the fields of vocational training, corporate training and soft skills training is acknowledged by the leading institutions be it leading trade bodies, corporate or professional communities. He has designed and conducted programs that have resulted in enhanced performance of individuals and groups in academic, organizational and public settings. Personal Effectiveness Learning Lab is one among the many of the programs and modules envisioned by him that have delivered training outcomes exceeding expectations of leading companies. He has identified and implemented globally proven and cutting edge techniques for productivity management, lean manufacturing, performance appraisals and other functions at an organizational scale. A distinctive feature of his work is the effective use of technology in driving the desired outcomes at speed and scale in tune with the demands of the global competitive landscape. The technology dimension coupled with extensive field research has resulted in new insights into the evolving work and business culture. For instance, his project which he chooses to call anecdotal research has seen his team closely studying and documenting the progress in a start-up from an abstract idea to a profitable business concept. The social component in his work has helped student community and non-governmental organizations in creating new and efficient ways to serve the needy. Dr Balaji Singh’s experience and expertise is playing an important role in designing the management programs in PES University. His emphasis on industry academia integration, focus on structured research and proactive support for entrepreneurship has resulted in innovative initiatives that prepare the students for making the most of new opportunities the government and business present. The students, staff and management of PES University congratulate Dr Balaji Singh and look forward to his continued guidance and leadership.

  • Lessons on what it takes to be an entrepreneur

    Inspire 16 was an opportunity to know more about how entrepreneurship can be a powerful tool that is capable of changing the world for the better by focusing on reducing inefficiencies found in the system. The event featured Mukesh Singh, founder of ZopNow and Siddharth Rao, Legal Counsel of Sequoia Capital India who talked about entrepreneurship as a journey towards creating lasting change in the society. Mukesh Singh spoke about understanding the inefficiencies present in the system and coming up with a solution before competitors can spot the inefficiency. Siddharth Rao shared insights into the thought process of the investors before they invest in a company. He stressed on the fact that the investors look for potential in the founder and the founding team over the product or service idea itself. The speakers highlighted the importance of collaborating with others for a startup. They talked about practical examples of how knowing the market realities saves resources and improves efficiency and operations. They felt the need to get proper legal support for protecting Intellectual Property the team creates. Physical and mental health alongside passion for work was crucial for success according to the speakers. The event held on 4th November at Tech Park Seminar Hall was managed by the team of: Chaitanya Premkumar, Hardik Surana, Gautam Bala, Varun Kotak, Gayatri Anand, Vignesh, Smaran Mahesh, Siddharth Suresh , Chandher Shekar, Shruthi Shankar, Aman Anjan Bhat, Rajath Nandan.

  • Pes Alumni In The News: Rashika Jain

    Rashika Jain, BTech from PES Institute of Technology and a gold medalist from Great Lakes Institute of Management, together with a friend started Weblistr an online shopping guide with the mission to simplify the world of online shopping for users and help online companies connect better with their shoppers. The portal helps users discover, rate and review online companies. We wish her the best in the endeavor.

  • KABADDI CHAMPIONS

    PES College of Pharmacy, won the Bengaluru zonal kabaddi championship of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. In the interzonal championship of RGUHS conducted on 20th October 2016, PESCP emerged as champions of RGUHS by defeating Shimoga medical college with a score of 38-31 in the final match. From left to right (sitting): Dr. Sanjay, Mrs. Kavitha P N, Prof.Dr.J. Saravanan, Prof. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Prof. Dr. S. Mohan, Mr. T. Srinivas (coach), Mohan D(captain) (Standing): Nandeesh R, Bahubali B Patil, Arun R, Chetan CM, Vinod Raj, Uday kumar V (VC), Harish kumar, Dayakar Reddy, Prajwal ER

  • LEARNINGS FROM PISAT EXPERIENCE RESULTS IN PAPER AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BY PES UNIVERSITY STUDENT

    Shrikanth Yadav presented a paper on active magnetic control system of a nano-satellite at the 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016. The participation gave him an opportunity to meet designers and developers in the nanosatellite programs from countries like Denmark and France. He also interacted with several private firms offering services related to performing experiments on board the ISS through NASA and even launching Cubesats from the ISS. He attended live sessions that covered the final landing of the Rosetta on the comet 67P. The paper was titled “Design and development of an onboard in loop simulation system for in orbit testing and validation of active magnetic control system of a nano-satellite”. The team comprising of research assistant Shivanand Diggavi and Shrikant was headed by Divya Rao and guided by Dr VK Agarwal. Shrikanth received the ISRO/ASI grant to attend the conference and the travel expenses were paid for. He is a second year student of undergraduate program in the department of Electrical and Electronics.

  • TEAM AEOLUS OF PES UNIVERSITY FLIES HIGH AT INTERNATIONAL AERIAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION

    Team Aeolus, the aero-modelling club of PES University bagged sixth place in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) 2016 held at held at Georgia Tech, USA. The project involved construction of an autonomous multi-rotor capable of solving the dynamic maze herding the ground bots towards the finish line without the use of GPS. IARC is the longest running collegiate aerial robotics challenge in the world, in its third decade of advancing the state of the art in autonomous aerial robotic behavior. The competition sees participation of leading universities from around the world. Team Aeolus was placed first among the Asian institutions, and was ahead of teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, BITS Pilani among others. The winning team form PES University comprised of: Sushanth M.P., Sovan Das, Siddharth R N, Akshay Kalkunte, Pranav Singhania, Anush S. Kumar, Hashmath and Venkat.

  • Top Notch Performance By PES University Team At Phase Shift 2016

    The competition tested the creative potential of around 30 teams from various architecture schools. The team from PES University comprising of Sana Faheema, Impana Manjunath, Kannika Prakash and Prathibha Prakash submitted an abstract painting inspired by Architect B V Doshi’s works and a 3D model of the same created in mount board without using glue. The entry won the first prize in Jigsaw event of the PHASE SHIFT 2016 presented by Alpha Design Technologies. The competition, an annual tech Symposium organised by BMS College of Engineering, was held on 23rd and 24th of September, 2016.

  • PISAT placed into orbit

    PISAT was successfully placed into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) orbit today by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35). Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tweeted “I applaud the industrious and innovative students of PES University, Bengaluru for creating PISAT that was launched successfully today”. The launch vehicle, carrying multiple satellites including PISAT lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9:12 am. The team on the PES University campus is preparing to receive data from the satellite. PISAT was shipped to Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) rocket launch centre on 11th September 2016 in the presence of Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, SSS PD Mr. Amareshwar Khened, and other officials. A team of 11 from PES University were present at SHAR for pre-launch activities of PISAT from 11th to 17th September. During the period PISAT was interfaced with ejection mechanism and integrated with the launch vehicle. Earlier, after stringent performance and quality tests by expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on April 20, 2016. The University takes pride in enabling students to get hands on experience and understand critical space technology and quality requirements. The joint initiative of ISRO and PES University and five other colleges proved to be a great opportunity for students to work on space research, analyze launch readiness and related activities. As a policy ISRO extends support to technical institutions and student missions. After extensive technical evaluation by ISRO scientists, PES University was given the responsibility of leading design, development, fabrication and testing of student nanosatellite, PISAT. Four other engineering colleges collaborated on the project. The University established Electro Static Discharge Room and Satellite Control Facility on campus. PISAT is a three axis stabilized imaging nanosatellite weighing about 5 Kg and generates 13 watts power with S-band RF communication. The major subsystems are: an imaging camera to provide earth imageries with 80 meter resolution, On Board Computer (OBC), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), RF communication system with S Band frequency, telemetry, telecommand, thermal system, structure and Electrical Power System (EPS). The ground software was developed for on-ground orbit determination essential for mission operations. The University appreciates the commitment and diligence of the students and staff members who guided the students, Dr. V.K.Agrawal, Dr. V.Sambasiva Rao, Divya Rao A, Prof. Mahendra Nayak, Dr. S. Venugopalan, S. Nagabhushanam, and Shanmugham C N. The experience of working on a challenging assignment is sure to inspire the students to persevere and pursue excellence. The University will continue to actively support interdisciplinary projects that bring together students and staff from various streams to come up with solutions for real world problems.

  • “PISAT” Will Enter Space On September 26, 2016

    PISAT, the nanosatellite designed and developed at PES University is all set to be launched. The journey to the launchpad at Sriharikota from the ISRO Satellite Centre in Bengaluru was flagged off by Mylswamy Annadurai, director of ISRO. The 35th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will launch PISAT. Wishing the students, Mylswamy Annadurai said that it is a special day for ISRO satellite centre. While congratulating the students and their mentors, Chancellor, Dr. M R Doreswamy stated that the university is planning to develop more satellites to help address the problems of common man. A consortium of 250 students from 5 colleges under the guidance of PESU mentors in designed and developed the 3-axes stabilized imaging nano satellite. The custom made cuboidal structure of 5 kg carries an imaging camera as payload to capture the earth imagery of large areas at high resolution. The telecommand, telemetry and payload data transmission are carried out with S-Band RF Communication System. Sophisticated error detection and error correction coding techniques ensure reliable link performance. The active magnetic control system and advanced sun sensors are used for estimating attitude errors and magnetic torquer rods are used as actuators for attitude maintenance. High performance digital circuitry with sophisticated micro-controllers and interfaces enable smooth operation of the satellite. Modular software is embedded for attitude determination and control functions and payload operations. Body mounted solar cells generate 13W of power for charging the onboard battery with converters generating necessary supplies to various subsystems. PISAT is planned to be launched in a low earth polar sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of 680 km with a precise inclination. The mission operations are supported by an S-Band ground station commissioned at PES University campus. After stringent performance and quality tests by expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on April 20, 2016. Capable universities and institutions venture into space technology on-orbit with guidance and support from ISRO. PES University spearheaded the design, development, fabrication and testing functions for the nanosatellite.

  • Milestone Achievement for Graduating Students and PES University

    The first convocation of PES University was held on Saturday, conferring MBA and MTech degrees upon 297 students. The convocation ceremony was declared open by governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala. Dr Balasubramaniam, founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, delivered the convocation address. He advised the graduating students not be afraid to be innovative in solving problems. He considered the combination of passion and compassion as essential to career and life. He felt that digital empowerment is necessary for success in the real world. He believed that due to the enormous amount of data a professional is exposed to, the ability to manage such data and making sense of it is what matters. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of the university held that focus areas for the university are quality education; placement record and using flexibility in curriculum to equip the students with the vital skills. Alliances with foreign universities he felt gets students global exposure in higher studies. The university has recently added undergraduate and graduate courses in architecture, design, and plans to add courses in medicine, mass communication, commerce, economics and law. Vajubhai Vala in his address advised the students to show courage in tackling the problems faced by the society and the nation. He awarded the gold medals to the rank holders and exceptional achievers. Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, unveiled the scroll of honor and administered the oath to graduating students. They pledged to work for public good, innovate for the advancement in their respective fields, and be aware of their social responsibility. The campus was abuzz with the enthusiasm of the graduating students.

  • Students get hands on experience of industry leading technologies: Arudino, FPGA and Photovoltaics

    The Electrical and Electronics Department held technology intensive interactions that provided students with hands-on experience of some of the industry leading technologies. Guided by staff members, students actively participated also in the planning, logistics and live demonstrations. Arudino Projects: Students got an opportunity to build a moving robot with wheels and control its direction and speed using hardware and software. The 6 day workshop conducted by faculty members guided students in using a low cost and simpler methods to build devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. Participants built devices using sensors for temperature and humidity, ultrasound, IR and motion. Date: 20 June – 25 June For details download: Arduino Session Planning Event Report Applying Verilog and FPGA: The 20-day summer course on VERLOG coding and FPGA gave students the confidence to take up practical challenges facing real time applications. Rajendra Prasad from ESA highlighted the importance of FPGA in the current trends. Selva Kumar from Synopsys explained the practical viewpoint of the real time architecture. Kaushik from Technovention Labs guided the hands on experience of real time projects. Ashwin from GE, shared his insights into current scenario of embedded systems. Bhavana and Meghana won the contest for designing a UART Transmitter. The other projects included building Electronic Voting Machine. Date: 15 June – 2 July For more details download: Event Report Time Table for Verilog summer course Workshop on Photovoltaics: As India is working on various projects and schemes that will contribute to target of 100GW of solar power by 2022, Photovoltaics is a key area of study and research. The 2 week hands-on workshop on Power Converters for Photovoltaic Applications was conducted by faculty members. The event helped students understand the challenges in practical implementation, controller programming and product design issues. The comprehensive coverage of topics ranged from simulation and modelling, practical measurements of characteristics to assembly and winding. Date: 20 June- 2 July For more Details download: Event Report Workshop Photovoltaics Schedule

  • Taking Up The Challenge Of Eradicating Malnutrition

    Mahesh, an alumni of PESIT, as a student of seventh semester, read an article in Frontline magazine which quoted a report on malnutrition. The UNICEF report rated mal-nutrition in Pakistan at 5%, Bangladesh 5%, Nigeria 5% and India at a whopping 42%. Mahesh says, “Coming from a small town like Tumkur, PES was the place where I got the confidence to challenge the problems of Real world, which bigger organizations like UN and WHO are fighting.” The exposure to international and national level conferences and guidance from faculty inspired Mahesh to take up social entrepreneurship along with research. He wanted to do something about the serious effects of mal-nutrition: death at a very young age, loss of memory, poor mental growth and slowing of a nation’s growth rate. Mahesh felt that as an engineer one has to take up such challenges. In 2010 he started growing Spirulina, researched on it and used expert advice from Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysore. The unique nutritional qualities of spirulina makes it a potent dietary supplement to save kids from malnutrition. Once he started growing Spirulina, Mahesh felt that the task of reaching it to malnourished kids in the remote villages is critical for his mission to tackle the problem of malnutrition. With all his perseverance and hard work, today he ensures that Spirulina reaches hundreds of villages in seven districts in Karnataka and some outside the state. He looks forward to support from the student community in raising funds and creating awareness about the need to ensure availability of Spirulina in remotest villages. Mahesh is getting more corporates to join hands and raising the issue with state and central governments. His aim is to eradicate malnutrition from earth.

  • TREE CLIMBING ROBOT THAT SOLVES A REAL WORLD PROBLEM

    Spraying pesticides, surveillance or monitoring the arboreal environment can put life of tree climbers at great risk. We take great pride in the efforts of our students in devising an innovative solution in the form of a robot that can climb coconut trees in less than five minutes carrying a payload. The robot can perform a wide range of functions by connecting suitable attachments. The portability of the robot adds to the convenience in usage. The robot weighing about 6 kgs can carry payloads of up to 1 kg. The attainable speeds during ascent and descent are 1 meter per 50 seconds and 1 meter per 39 seconds respectively. The robot is pneumatically actuated and is developed on Aurdino platform. The open source platform consists of a microcontroller and integrated development environment. The robot was designed and fabricated by final year students of PESIT Bangalore South Campus, Ravi Teja and Ashik Gowda. The team also comprised of Aviral Kumar and Mohan B K. The students were guided by Dr S V Satish, A Benjamin Rohit and Dr Subrahmanya.

  • Asim Anwar and Pavan Kumar successfully cleared the Civil Services Exam.

    Congratulations to Asim Anwar (Rank 149) and Pavan Kumar (Rank 420) who successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination. Best wishes from PES as you begin the journey to serve the nation.

  • A TRIBUTE TO SACRIFICES BY FAMILIES OF VALIANT SOLDIERS

    Indian Army protects the nation on the borders and comes to the rescue of people when faced with calamities. Strengthening this commitment is the sacrifices by their families. As a tribute to the support by the families, Samarpana event is organized every year by PES University. Samarpana 2016, had various programmes for benefit of the families of soldiers from April 12 to 14. The felicitation function was presided over by Shri Raghvendra H Auradkar, IPS and Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. On the occasion, Captain Naveen, a Kargil war veteran shared his combat experiences with a packed auditorium of eager students. Families of fifteen soldiers and martyrs were felicitated. The University values the privilege of hosting the families of soldiers for three days and extending all possible help. The families of soldiers and martyrs from far flung areas of Karnataka were invited to Bangalore. They were provided legal advice for handling paperwork related to pensions and other formalities, medical consultancy and advice on empowerment. On the first day, felicitation function was followed by a workshop on women’s empowerment to create awareness about various opportunities that can help women to be economically independent. Meditation workshop by the Art of Living demonstrated the methods which can help the families cope up with the stress and anxiety as a family of a soldier. On the second day, a medical camp for the families had fourteen specialists which included ophthalmologists, orthopaedicians, and gynecologists attend to their health problems. The musical evening featuring popular Kannada Sugama Sangeetha Artist Smt M D Pallavi was attended by the families of soldiers and students. On the third day the families were taken around the city of Bangalore and were seen of by the organizing team. The organizing team comprised of Ishdeep, Honey, Rishab, Aditya, Ayush, Ankit, Jatin, Kaushik, Lokesh, Yash, Akshay, Nishesh, Neerav, Rajat, Tanya, Satya, Sayan. Sakshat, Shubam, Sumanth, Darshan, Vikram. Anoosh, Monica, Nagashree, Ashwin, Smitha, Nabha, Saqib, Prashant, Ajay, Anurag, Jerry, Divya and Akash.

  • LEARNING TO SOLVE REAL WORLD CHALLENGES

    Project Mela 2016 showcased more than 160 projects successfully completed by students of PESIT, Bangalore South campus on April 22, 2016. The projects were undertaken during the year by students of Computer Science, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering branches. For students of the institution, learning is also about applying engineering knowledge to solve real world challenges. The outcome was a wide range of technology solutions that included: heart attack detector, automatic automobile seat recliner, cost effective farming equipment, hybrid power generation, automatic railway track cleaner and pneumatic tree climbing robot. Dr. Surya Prasad, Principal and Director of the institution, inaugurated the event. More than 2500 students, parents and industry officials were witness to the live demonstration of the projects.

  • Siastra 2016: A Unique Management Fest

    The national management fest was conducted by the department of MBA on the University campus from March 17 to 20, 2016. One of the leading actors of the Kannada film industry, Vijaya Raaghavendra inaugurated the event. He felt that the large number of participants as compared to his experience in a popular television show made the event a challenging task. He commended the efforts of the organizing team and wished them success in their endeavor. The contestants were restricted to a common area. They competed with each other by saving themselves from eliminations based on votes. The long hours of the contest tests the patience, ability to get along with colleagues, and diligence in completing the tasks diligently in coordination with the competitors. The format gives a glimpse of the challenges which may faced by the managers at personal and professional levels, in their times to come. The winning team from Acharya Institute of Management Science, Bangalore survived the many rounds of elimination. The three day event saw participation of over 100 students and gave the organizing team hands on experience of getting sponsors for the event and marketing and organizing the event. The core team comprised of Siddanagouda Biradar, Shreyas Marudeswar, Suraj Rathi and Tejas A V.

  • DCPECS 2016 held at PES University

    DCPECS 2016, the national workshop on Digital Controller for Power Electronic Converters and Systems was held on the PES University campus from April 11 to 14, 2016. The workshop, organized by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with NaMPET was funded by TEQIP. National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET) facilitates research, development, deployment and commercialization of power electronics technology by enhancing the indigenous expertise and infrastructure in the country with active participation of academic institutions and industry. Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) is an initiative of government of India for transformation of the technical education system. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. The delegates were welcomed by Dr. B K Keshavan, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The first day featured Mr. Srikhanth Nagaraj, Director – Application Engg., Microchip in the keynote session. He presented an overview of the subject of the workshop and issues related to power and applications. Dr. Sivakumar, Asst. Professor, IIT-Hyderabad conducted three technical sessions. He elaborated on the basic programming and architecture of advanced DSP processors. He explained controller applications on multilevel inverter and power converters, which was followed by technical demonstration of microcontroller kit. On the second day Dr. V Somasekhar, Professor, NIT – Warangal, delivered a talk on suppression of zero sequence current in open end winding induction motor drives and discussed power quality issues with induction motor drives. Dr. Sanjay L, Associate Professor, MSR University of Applied Sciences, talked about generation of polygonal voltage space vector for IM using DSP, and its mathematical analysis applicable to space vector modulation techniques. Dr. L Umanand, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, conducted two sessions. He spoke about digital controller basics, methods, algorithms and their applications to DC-DC power converters and inverters. The third day proved to be informative with the technical support of NaMPET and Dr. Z V Lakaparampil, Head, Power Electronics Group, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). Mr Sekar S, Scientist – C, CDAC, spoke about NaMPET products especially in domain of digital controllers of Power Converters. He covered applications of power converters with digital controllers. Mr. Jayan P P, Scientist – C, CDAC, talked about full spectrum simulators, miniature version for educational institutes (FSSMini), a simulator functionality, its applications in digital domain and its usage in laboratories and academic organizations. Mr. Ajeesh A, Scientist – CDAC, spoke about System On Programmable Chip (SOPC), the new programming technology in digital domain and SOPC, its importance, functionality and applications. The three day workshop was attended by faculty and post graduate students of PES and participants from institutions across the country.

  • PISAT nanosatellite ready for space launch in July 2016

    The PISAT nanosatellite is ready for space launch in July 2016. PES University spearheaded the design, development, fabrication and testing functions for the nanosatellite. After stringent performance and quality tests by expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on April 20, 2016. Chief Guest Sri T B Jayachandra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Higher Education, Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Karnataka lauded the efforts of the University and said “It is heartening to note that ISRO is encouraging building up a strong scientific workforce in space technology by providing critical support to the technical institutions for motivating students towards space technology. ISRO provides guidance, critical components and free launch support to promote space technology among students. It is a pleasure for me to be in the midst of dedicated and motivated faculty who are nurturing the talented youth to be proud citizens of India and budding, aspiring students of PES University who have gathered here to celebrate the culmination of the meticulously executed events and rigorous pre-launch preparations for the student satellite PISAT”. Guest of honour Sri Amareshwar Khened Project Director, Small Satellite Systems (SSS) ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) spoke highly of the caliber of the students working on the project and said “ I congratulate all the PISAT team students and faculties who have successfully completed the milestones like vibration and Thermovac testing. It has been very useful to the students on order to get hands on experience”. The event was presided over by Dr. M R Doreswamy Ex-MLC and Chancellor, PES University who emphasized that “According to my knowledge this is the First University to launch a first student nano satellite with S-band Communication. We have spent nearly 1.25 crore for the satellite and ground station. It is a significant day in the history of PES Institutions”. Education for the real world. PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically challenging environment. The academic programs at PES University are designed to support the kind of progressive teaching and learning that the industry demands. Creating unique learning experiences for students. PES University’s is pleased and proud to share the story of PISAT nanosatellite, a testimony to the institution’s pursuit of academic excellence. The University takes pride in enabling over two hundred students get hands on experience and understand critical space technology and quality requirements. The joint initiative of ISRO, PES University and five other colleges proved to be a great opportunity for students to work in advanced facilities for space research, analyze launch readiness and related activities. PES University’s lead role. As a policy ISRO extends support to technical institutions and student missions. After extensive technical reviews by ISRO scientists, PES University was given the responsibility of leading design, development, fabrication and testing of nanosatellite PISAT. Four other engineering colleges collaborated on the project. The University established Electro Static Discharge Room and Satellite Control Facility on campus. Building nanosatellite with advanced features. PISAT is a three axis stabilized imaging nanosatellite weighing about 5 Kg and generates 13 watts power with S-band RF communication. The major subsystems are: an imaging camera to provide earth imageries with 80 meter resolution, On Board Computer (OBC), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), RF communication system with S Band frequency, telemetry, telecommand, thermal system, structure and Electrical Power System (EPS). The ground software was developed for on ground orbit determination essential for mission operations. Clearing stringent performance and quality checks. The nanosatellite was subjected to critical design and stringent quality reviews at satellite center by a committee constituted by ISRO. Testing at the University’s research facility included card level testing, interface testing, integrated satellite level testing, calibrating camera and finalizing parameters. Testing at ISRO facility covered calibration of sun sensor and magnetometer, vibration test and thermovacuum test. The satisfactory performance of the prototype paved way for launch on C35 flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in July 2016. Nurturing excellence at PES University. The University appreciates the commitment and diligence of the staff members who worked on the project. The team included Dr. V.K.Agrawal, Dr. V.Sambasiva Rao, Ms. Divya Rao A, Prof. Mahendra Nayak, Dr. S. Venugopalan, Mr. S. Nagabhushanam, and Mr. Shanmugham C N. The experience of working on a challenging assignment is sure to inspire the students to persevere and pursue excellence. The University will continue to actively support interdisciplinary projects that bring together students and staff from various streams to come up with solutions for real world problems.

  • City Engineering College to Launch Nanosatellite – The New Indian Express

    Come July, a nanosatellite that hundreds of students of PES University have worked on for over five years will be launched. PISAT — a close homonym to PESIT, but “actually named after the mathematical constant pi” — will be propelled into space by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The students are excited, while their mentors are busy ensuring that nothing goes wrong when the satellite is revolving around earth — at a distance between 680 and 720 km. The labs that house the electronic devices to control and orient the satellite are abuzz with activity, as the day for the payload to take off approaches. Guiding the students in this ambitious endeavour are Dr V K Agarwal, Dr V Sambasiva Rao — both formerly from ISRO — and Divya Rao A, assistant professor. All of them are working at Crucible of Research and Innovation (CoRI) at PES University. Dr Agarwal described PISAT as a near-earth satellite. “The main objective of the project is to teach students how a satellite works and what goes on before a satellite is ready for launch,” he told City Express. ISRO, he noted, was launching student satellites free of charge. “However, the expense incurred for the satellite design and ground station construction have exceeded 1.5 crore,” he added. Dr V Sambashiva Rao said new students are enrolled every year as PISAT would be an ongoing project. “SKR Engineering College, Veltech University, Chennai, Sona College of Technology, Salem, and Nehru College of Engineering, Thrissur, are also co-ordinating with us,” he said. Divya Rao said they had to work on three to four designs before the nanosatellite was finalised. “The design allows it to be very stable, a requirement for remote-sensing satellites,” she said. Dr Agarwal said PISAT would be the second student satellite from the state to be launched by ISRO.

  • PES students to lend helping hand to martyrs’ families – Deccan Herald

    Students from PES University will extend medical and legal assistance to the families of around 15 army martyrs across Karnataka this year. Samarpana, a student group dedicated to honour these martyrs has come up with the initiative. As part of Samarpana’16, this year a charity marathon themed ‘Run with the Jawans’ was organised in the City on Sunday. Kunal Pamami, a student involved with the group, said: “We want to create awareness about the sacrifices of these jawans. Since 2009, we have organised the event for around 60 families where we will be conducting medical and legal camps on matters related to pensions and other grievances.” The objective of the marathon, according to the students, was to bridge the gap between civilians and jawans by helping the former realise the hardship and sacrifices a jawan experiences in his life. As many as 400 jawans and 200 civilians participated in the marathon. There were two categories in the marathon – 5 km and another of 10 km. “A 60-year-old former ISRO scientist and a woman who completed the 10-km mar-athon with her baby in a pram were some of the main highlights of the marathon,” said Kunal. Samarpana has been previously attended by dignitaries like Kargil veteran and gallantry award winner, Major Ashok Sharma and father of the late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Samarpana will also felicitate the martyrs’ families as part of a two-day festival to be held in April.

  • PRAKALPA 2016

    PRAKALPA 2016, the annual technology fair of PES University that showcases the best projects undertaken by the students of the university was inaugurated by M N Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). The day-long event attracted over ten thousand curious visitors who had a great experience walking through the exhibition ground on the campus. Students of various branches of the university and those from other institutions got a glimpse of the diverse range of practical experiments undertaken by the students. Among the visitors were also the senior citizens associated with technology and parents curious to find out more about the institution their wards are studying in. The sprawling campus dotted by stalls carried a festive air. More than one hundred projects which were live working models of new ideas and based on the latest in technology were on display. The university’s emphasis on multi-disciplinary learning was evident in the wide range of projects conceived and implemented by the students under the expert guidance of the faculty. The exhibitors got an opportunity to interact with the chief guest M N Vidyashankar as he visited the stalls and showed keen interest in the projects. He opined that such practical and hands-on approach can add immense value to curricular teaching. The prize winning projects and winners in seven categories were: MPV-Electric Vehicle (Mechanical) by Chaman, Ankit, Ankush; Development of a prototype of extreme upper limb prosthetics (Electrical) by Sramana Dan, Piyush Kumar, Neha; A methodology for detection and localization of dynamite fishing (Electronics) by Chandan, Skanda, Sumukha; Interaction of Salmonella with plants under abiotic stress (Biotechnology) by Jyotsna; Smart Jacket (Computer Science) by Nikita Nagaraj, Prerna K, Samyukta Rao, and Novel approach of graph DB for storing and analyzing gene sequence (Computer Science); Financial feasibility study of Jana Kisan loan product at Janalakshmi Financial Services (Management) by Dharnesh K L.

  • PESU Students donate 853 lifesaving units of blood

    PESU Students donate 853 lifesaving units of blood through Blood Donation Camp organised by CSR Club on Monday, January 18. Students across a number of programs turned out more than double the number of expected units of blood during the camp at MRD Auditorium, PESU Campus. There were a lot of first-time donors, who got over their fear and made a meaningful difference by giving back to the community. About CSR Club: The Collegiate Social Responsibility Club of PES University, which has been striving towards its aim of service to the less fortunate.

  • RESEARCH: WISDOM OF CROWDS

    Alok Shankar, Arvind Srikantan, Bhargav HS, Chiraag Sumanth, Ramesh Arvind from PES were in the team of 100 undergraduate students from India, who designed and implemented the research experiment ‘WISDOM OF CROWDS’. As a part of this research an online game to systematically investigate the wisdom of crowds effect was designed.

  • Prakalpa 2014

    In keeping with the motto of “education for the real world” the students demonstrated their ability to go beyond raw concepts and abstract ideas. The annual event featured practical implementation of path breaking ideas in the form of projects successfully completed by students of all branches. The best projects were selected based on the creative component and practical utility. A walk through the venue showed once again that the students like every year have put in their best efforts to push the envelope. The enthusiasm of the participants showed that the creative spirit can make a difference like nothing else. Thanks for joining the celebration of creativity.

  • Team Samarpana: Present and Future

    Samarpana is an initiative by the students of PES University for the welfare of war widows and their families. We have worked over the last two years to engage with such families from across Karnataka, to discover their problems and issues, to try and bring these issues to the notice of relevant people and organizations and to inculcate a feeling of patriotism, by way of respect for the institution of the state and a sense of duty towards fellow citizens, among the younger generation. In 2009, and then continuously since 2012, we have invited around 15 families every year to be with us at the PESU campus to engage with students and management, who have contributed monetarily as well as pledged for help in kind. Since 2013, we have focused on rural NCO and JCO families, arranging for them a free medical camp, information on the ECHS scheme, a seminar on their rights and entitlements, empowerment and entrepreneurship workshops, and have felicitated them as an expression of gratitude and enabled interaction between them and students. In 2014, we have invited 15 families from the Belgaum region of Karnataka. PES University will host them on campus for the event on the 11th and 12th of March, and a tour of Bangalore City has been arranged for them on the 13th March following which they will return to their homes. They will be felicitated in a grand ceremony at 11am on the 11th following which our team and outside experts will be working with them to empower them through self-help workshops, address specific issues related to non-availability of ECHS, Canteen Cards and pensions. We are also organizing a display of arms for the benefit of students on campus. As a part of our awareness campaign on the armed forces, we have organized recruitment talks from the army, an exhibition of armed forces technology, a student visit to the HQ of the Para-commando training centre, seminars by Kargil veterans Maj. (Retd) Ashok Sharma and Capt. (Retd) Akhilesh Saxena. The Samarpana Run held on 23rd March 2014 saw over 400 soldiers from across Bangalore join in with over 1500 participants for a 10K Run, as an opportunity to interact and foster a sense of fraternity between them and civilians. We also organized the Shukriya campaign in September 2013, getting students and citizens from across Bangalore to write letters and record videos personally thanking the Armed Forces for their efforts and sacrifices, which we delivered in person to the GoC at the HQ at Baramulla in J&K. We have had ties with and support from various institutions and individuals in our efforts. We have received extensive cooperation from the Sainik Welfare Office (SWO), and the Bangalore sub-command as well as local regiment centres, especially the ASC, MEG and Para’s. Apart from PESU itself, Prestige Group, JSW Steel, IndiaBulls Real Estate, Fortis Hospitals and Gopalan Malls have all been sponsors and partners with us in our various campaigns. At this juncture, Samarpana has tremendous potential to make a significant and measurable difference to the families of those who have lost their loved ones in service to the nation. We are working towards the creation of a formal framework, to be able to carry forward our work on several fronts, such as: • Providing accurate and relevant information to war widows regarding their entitlements and compensations, getting them in touch with relevant authorities, and, where necessary, following up with necessary paperwork. • Collaborating with SWOs on being able to register as many families as possible, making an effort to reduce the number of families that are not officially recognized either due to oversight or lack of adequate documentation. • Raising funds to help families, who have lost their loved ones in combat, but due to policy loopholes or technicalities, are not entitled to adequate compensations, or to financial help in specific instances, such as medical treatment at non-ECHS hospitals in case of emergencies. • Advising widows on the utilization their funds and grants in the most appropriate manner. • Empowering them to be able to cope with their loss and deal with the society around them. • Providing them microfinance opportunities to help them achieve financial independence. • Mentorship programmes for children of rural and/or impoverished families, being able to advise them on issue on which they have few or no other sources of advice, such as education. These families have sacrificed much for the well-being of the society of which both we and they are a part of, and as a part of that society, we endeavor to be able to convey our gratitude for their sacrifice and give something back to those that have given so much for us.