We are glad to share with you, that 2 students of BBA Sports Management are selected for the KHELO INDIA YOUTH GAMES, held in Panchkula, Haryana, Punjab from June 3-14, 2022.
It is organized by the Government of Haryana and the Sports Authority of India and we wish all the best for our students Saneeth.S.Dayanand and Naren.S.Iyer who will be playing Badminton in the Khelo India Youth Games.
Dr M.R Doreswamy Chancellor PES university heartly Congratulated the student.
PES University’s Department of Physical Education and Sports management held the Awards Ceremony for the Campus Challenge Organized in the Campus during April 30, 2022 to May 06, 2022. A total of 8 games were held with 17 students bagging Medals and Certificates for their performances at the National and International levels.
Mr.Santhosh Babu, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Ramanagara, Dronacharya, and Arjuna Awardee Mr.Jude Felix Sebastian were the Chief Guests.
In his address, Mr.Santhosh Babu appreciated the efforts of the Sports Department in motivating students to participate in sports activities.
Mr.Jude Felix complimented the University for creating a state-of-the-Art Sports infrastructure to boost sports activities on the campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor emphasized the need for encouraging students to participate in sports and said that Sports is equally important as academics for students. He mentioned that “Local Sports like Kabaddi and Kho-kho must be equally encouraged and University must support the students to learn and play. He shared that he was the Captain of the Kabaddi Team during his college days.
Spardha – the annual Sports Magazine was released on the occasion of Dr.J.Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.K.S.Sridhar, Registrar and Mr.M.S.Vinay, Sports Director was present on the occasion.
Prof.Chitra Vishwanathan, Director, Department of Design delivered a lecture on Being Stupid in Design Sense to highlight the element of design in the hospitality and event industry. She demonstrated how simple and irrelevant ideas can be converted into impactful design elements. The guest lecture was organized by the BBA HEM department on April 28, 2022.
The in-house book titled Housekeeping Basics, A Ready Reckoner compiled by the second semester students of BBA HEM program was released on April 28, 2022. Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean-Faculty of Commerce and Management and Advisor-Dept of Law was present on the occasion.
Participants got an opportunity to display prototypes of event styles, promote innovative designs and demonstrate event flows. The interaction to learn event operations, Pratisparadha was organized by the BBA HEM department on April 25, 2022.
The wine market in India is seeing a significant annual growth with the social and cultural taboo around alcoholic beverages slowly dissipating. To prepare the students for the career opportunities in the 2 wine industry, the session covered topics that included wine marketing, basics of wine tasting, prospects as a sommelier and the future of wine industry in India. Ms. Antara, Head of Sales and Marketing, South Grover Zampa shared her insights at the Wine appreciation session held on April 4, 2022 at RR campus.
The Indian chocolate market currently represents one of the world’s fastest growing markets for chocolates. S.Krishnamoorthy, chef at Morde chocolate conducted the workshop to present a practical view of chocolate and its types, tempering, molding and temperature control at the workshop organized by BBA HEM department on April 12-13, 2022.
Creativity is key to coming up with designs that can transform events to realize new economic benefits and enhance engagement. Mr Anish Ranjan, founder and Creative Head of Paper Kraft Design Studio shared insights about developing content and use of digital tools, the importance of collateral, and techniques to boost social media presence in event operations. The guest lecture on understanding the essence of creativity and design in event management was organized by the department of BBA HEM on April 11, 2022.
The event featured panel discussions on the emerging paradigms in management driven by technology and user preferences. The panel discussion on day 1 was about Unravelling the Metaverse – Decoding the Future with Mr. Ravi Krishnan, Mr. Manoj Dawarwadikar, and Mr. Raktim Singh and Prof Krishna Kumar. The topics included application of metaverse in our everyday life, cost concerns, metaverse in the workplace, cryptos, NFTs, and expansion of the virtual world. The panel discussion on Roadmap to Successful Entrepreneurship featured Ms. Annie Sathya Kumar, Ms. Shwetha Shetty, Mr. Pavan Kumar Jain, Mr. Arun Ramu, Mr. Punith Raj moderated by Prof. Shankar Gopal. The panelists shared insights about the various aspects of becoming an entrepreneur, be it taking the first step or overcoming challenges. Day 3 featured keynotes on the topic of Journey During and After BBA by Prof. Ajoy Kumar and Mr. Santhosh Neelangatil. The students were given a reality check on what life in the real world is and the role of perseverance, discipline, and excellence in the personal, professional, and business world. A short film on people from different professions within a 5-mile radius of PES University was shown in which they spoke about the importance of time management and hard work and how they strived hard in pursuing the dream. The panel discussions snf keynotes as part of the management week were organized by the faculty of management and commerce on April 4-5-6.
Simulation-based learning is a teaching method for students to experience real-world scenarios in order to learn how to put their academic knowledge into practice. The Biz Champ learning session started with business idea generation followed by insights from guest speakers, simulation learnings review, and declaration of winners. Students competed and analyzed their performance after each simulation round. The BizChamp, 3-day business simulation course was conducted in a gamified learning mode for students of BBA from all Campuses from March 31, 2022, at the RR campus.
Mr. Navneeth, student of second year BBA HEM was recognized as the best trainee by Ibis Hotel Bangalore, part of French Accor group.
The growing economy of India and strengthening relationships with other nations globally have expanded the hospitality industry. The guest talk on the hospitality industry featured Mr. Prithviraj, owner and head chef of Puppy’s Gastronomy, and Mr. Tinu Thomas, Sales and marketing manager of Wine Park. The students got an opportunity to know more about the attitude expected in the hospitality industry and the marketing aspect of the business of wine. The guest talk was hosted by the department of BBA HEM on March 25, 2022.
The Indian confectionery industry has seen a string of product innovations, value-additions, and new launches. Students of BBA got a glimpse of this fast-developing market in their visit to Garuda Polyflex Foods. The factory floor visit showed the production from beans to chocolate and the manufacturing process of the popular Gone Mad wafer-stick. The industrial visit was organized by the department of BBA on March 17, 2022.
Sports science is gaining importance as it studies the working of the human body during the exercises and ways in which a healthy lifestyle helps the body to be at its best. Mr. Varun Suresh Kumar, an alumnus of Harvard University and a fitness trainer explained the benefits of regular exercises, 3-4 week back to back strength training and 6-8 weeks of heavy workout. He observed that human beings have their own distinguished health lifestyle and simple exercises at the right time with consistency being key to healthy living. The guest talk organised by the Sports department aimed at disproving misconceptions, learning exercise techniques and building healthier lifestyle was held on RR campus March 15, 2022.
Understanding the global standards in services management is vital for building a career in the hospitality and event management industry. Mr. Ghaghan Lokesh shared practical insights about maintaining impeccable service standards from his experience at Disney world, Florida. According to him, the four key elements of services management are Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency and that of service recovery are Listen, Apologize, Solve and Thank. Mr. Ghaghan Lokesh, alumnus of 2020 batch and who is presently Senior Associate with UpGrad delivered the lecture at RR campus on March 13, 2022.
An online coaching session with individual assessment of career preparedness brought out the students’ beliefs and values and outlined a career path aligned to their aspirations. The session was conducted for the students of the final semester BBA-HEM by Ms. Priya Khosla, a certified career coach on March 12, 2022.
The Hospitality and Event Management department in collaboration with Heritage Foods launched a culinary series on innovative recipes on YouTube. The series which explains the technical nuances of food preparation is aimed at the student community and academicians connected with industry as well as the interested public.
The students of BBA HEM volunteered and managed a part of the Deccan Herald's Bengaluru 2040 summit at a leading hotel. It proved to be an opportunity to learn first hand about guest management and interacting with high profile invitees. The prestigious summit was held on March 11, 2022.
Pharma sector presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for management graduates. Dr. Sanjay Boldhane shared insights from his rich experience of working with market leaders on key areas of research and development. He gave an overview of the pharma sector with key figures about global pharma market and India’s position. He talked about India’s potential to grow and the focus on quality, safety, equity and patentability. According to him management graduates can make the most of opportunities in market research, market analysis, business development, supply chain management and Marketing and sales. The responsibilities could cover drug improvements, recognizing specialized necessities, setting courses of events and financial plans, supervision and reporting. Dr. Sanjay Boldhane presently leads formulation development, heading the detailing improvement division for managed and nonexclusive market at a leading pharmaceutical company. He holds an M. Pharm in Bio-pharmaceutics (1999), Ph. D. in Pharmacy (2009) from Government College of Pharmacy and post- graduate confirmation in patent regulation and administrative issues. He is a qualified Lean six-sigma dark belt (LSSBB) expert and mentor. The Expert talk on current status and opportunities in pharma industries was organized by MBA department on March 8, 2022.
Naveen Venkatesh won three gold medals, in 100 m Butterfly, 100 m Breaststroke and 50 m freestyle events at Karnataka State Level Para Swimming Championship held at Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre on March 6, 2022.
On the occasion of Women’s Day BBA-HEM department felicitated the women teaching and administration staff in the department recognizing their valuable contribution on March 8, 2022.
The students of Kalaantrika – The Cultural Club of BBA Department, performed a street play act that portrayed women empowerment which gave a message on gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures to root out workplace bias.
Srimukha Bhat, a student of final year BBA HEM was recognized and felicitated by the Oberoi Hotel, Bangalore as the best trainee.
Sports analytics can provide a competitive advantage to the players and helps sports companies in fine-tuning their marketing strategies. The participants of the workshop got an opportunity to understand the importance, application and opportunities from Mr. Naveen Ningaiah, founder of Sports KPI, and an experienced sport’s analyst. The workshop gave an overview of the recent IPL auction and how the best players were selected for the positions of batsmen, all-rounder, wicketkeeper, fast bowlers and spinners. Mr. Naveen Ningaiah observed that from a career perspective the roles of a sports data analyst would involve collecting and analyzing sports data, updating individual players’ suitability. Coaches and team managers can use this data to make informed decisions during or before sports competitions. These roles can be classified into two categories. The first is business, where data is used to improve the performance of a team or sports organization. The second category deals with the entertainment aspect and provides fans with details they want to know about athletes. According to Mr. Naveen Ningaiah, there are two key aspects of sports analytics, on-field and off-field. On-field analytics deals with improving the on-field performance of teams and players and off-field analytics deals with the business side of sports. BBA Sports Management organized the workshop on Use of Analytics in Professional Sports on March 5, 2022.
The Central Library and Faculty of Management Studies organized a book exhibition on March 4, 2022.
Students got an opportunity to capture the subtle aspects of the surroundings with unique lighting and colour. The stunning pictures of the campus were a way of experiencing the overlooked aspects of our ecosystem and caring about their preservation. Aruna bagged the first place followed by Sai Charan Reddy and Zaheen Parvaiz in Capture the Eco contest organized by Club Creativerse held on March 3, 2022.
Students got a first-hand view of vineyard management, viticulture, wine making equipment, wine making procedures and grape varietals under supervision of Abhishek, trainer at the plantation. The visit to Domaine Sula vineyard was organized by the BBA HEM department on March 2, 2022.
Narendra, Suman, Indira, Brijesh and Jessy Nair presented research paper titled, Spiritual Gurus’ influence on customer purchase intention of FMCG products. Sai Krishna, Shashank H and Jessy Nair presented research paper titled, Clean Transportation: A case of private community spaces based Electric Vehicle charging facilities which received the Best Paper Award. ISME Business School, Bangalore organized the 10th International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Management on February 26, 2022.
The improvised chess competition tested the problem solving, decision making, network building and communication skills of the contestants. Sankreeth emerged as winner followed by Shivani and Pradyumna. Bruins Sports Forum of BBA, RR campus organized the competition on Feb 25, 2022.
Equinox Jeopardy! Quiz tested the awareness of different aspects of space with the quizzing experience based on the popular TV show Jeopardy! The prelim round was conducted on an online quizzing platform, semi-finals on Jeopardy! Simulation website and finale had tougher questions. First place: N.M. Aditya and Kavisha Mathur; Second place: Kumar Shantanu Khare and Aakanksh and Third place: Srujana Golla and Kasturi Uday Aditya, Equinox The Space Club of PES University conducted Equinox Jeopardy at RR campus on March 25, 2022.
The mock auction tagged each participating team to a company with the objective of planning the right usage of the Merchant Matrix coins in bagging the best resource while balancing their budgets. The participants were then asked by the judges, the reason for the decisions they made in obtaining the particular resource. First place was won by team Akasa Air of Hitesh R, Tushar Kapil, S. Bharath, Pavan Chouhan and Vineeth B Parekh. Second place was picked by team team Tata 1MG of Sanjana S Murthy, Navaneeth N, Dhanush D, Prajwal P and third place by team Pharmeasy of Ashutosh, Lalith P, Mohammed Amal, Subodh Onkar and Aman Samar. Corporate Auction-Merchant Market was organized by BBA department on February 24, 2022.
The escape game tested the problem-solving, lateral thinking and teamwork skills of participants by providing a clues and challenges which lead up-to the key. IB club Avanya organized the escape game titled Exit Strategy on February 24, 2022.
Cryptocurrency is a booming topic in the current world scenario, which has had its share of global dilemma regarding its acceptance. Mr. S Narendra, economist, banker, and thought leader in mortgages, housing finance, risk management, credit controls, and recovery shared his knowledge and views on recognizing it as a currency or asset and different dimensions of cryptocurrency. The guest talk on Cryptocurrency- Good, Bad and Ugly was organized Department of Management and Commerce, EC campus on February 22, 2022.
The role of finance is evolving to enable corporate innovation. Shobana Rajagopal drew from her experience as the revenue controller in Microsoft India and shared her understanding of digital transformation in finance partnerships. Speaking about how COVID has affected industries and its core operations around the world, she observed that acceleration of technology that should have happened in a time span of ten years happened in one year. This probably happened due to the unavoidable circumstances which pushed industries to work on technology and digital transformation as soon as possible. In the context of industrial revolution 4.0, the transformation process involved engagement of customers through products and services with great customer experience, empowering employees by up-skilling them with the newest technologies, optimising operations by segregating repetitive tasks to automated systems and finally transforming products to become more digitally equipped. The process of growth involves hyper scale, hyper flexibility and hyper security. Innovation includes augmented and mixed reality where the objects residing in the real world are enhanced by computer generated perceptual information, machine learning which consists of computer algorithms that can improve experience automatically through the use of data. In the area of finance, statistical models are used to make predictions, detect frauds and provide financial advisory services to the stakeholders. As a result, intelligent products and services have evolved. The technology imperatives in the field of finance include: automation and robotics, data visualisation, advanced analytics and perspective analytics. An example of real time financial info is using MS excel where emphasis is on consumption of data and the best way to deliver insights. Advanced analytics for finance operations is about the optimisation of algorithms and knowledge of tools. Perspective analytics for business and sales operations focuses on the organisational health and the move from telling stakeholders from what happened to what will happen. As stakeholders are resistant to change – the best way to deal with change is to deal with it. In the past financial functions included: book-keeping, payables and receivable, reporting and controls and tax and compliance. In the present situation, it has evolved to be more of strategic planning, treasury and working capital management, capital budgeting, risk management and corporate strategy. Given the example of Amazon, they are doing well in terms of R&D, strategies and business development act as key contributors. Digitalization, adoption of new technology, bots and algorithms are important to stay competitive. Equally important are building a digital financial function with clear vision of expected targets, link to overarching business strategy, bridging skill gaps which is current capability versus modern finance, refining competency models and finally adhering to companies’ securities standards. Reimagining the finance work force in an agile operating model where finance teams can quickly share expertise when needed most is critical to the organization's success. The diverse set of views might deviate a bit but new ideas might spark which would help in the long term. Ms. Shobana Rajagopal, qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced corporate executive delivered the expert talk hosted by department of management studies on February 22, 2022.
A crisis in this day and age can cover a diverse range of incidents. The competition consisted of giving participants a crisis situation that organizations may face and were required to come up with convincing strategy and solutions. Gulshan bagged the first place followed by Keerthana K and Chathush Sriram in the competition titled Zero Hour that was organized by BBA department on February 18, 2022.
In the age of Instagrammers and food bloggers, food plating matters as it is what tempts customers to try a dessert. Chef Richa Saroagi of White Caps Pastry Academy drawing from a rich industry experience shared insights about plating arts, display of plated desserts and types of glaze. The Desserts Galore workshop, organised by BBA HEM department was held on February 16-18, 2022.
Students came together enthusiastically to plough the soil, sow and water plants, and protected their growth by fencing and cleaning up the surrounding. The ISocial Team of BBA in collaboration with Hasiru Ratha team organized the Sow and Grow initiative on February 12, 2022.
Industrialization is undergoing transformation with digital technologies and emerging market dynamics. The expert talk by Sumithra Ranganathan covered various aspects of the new wave of industrialization, its beginning and implementation in India, impact on GDP and employment opportunities. A case study about the growth due to Industrialization 4.0 and the allied work culture made the session relatable. The participants got a view of how companies undertake feasibility analysis, conduct sales pitch and study the market. Sumithra Ranganathan,Vice President Engineering, ER&D GBL, Capgemini spoke at the session conducted by the Department of management and commerce on February 8, 2022.
Students got an opportunity to identify the types of flowers and flower arrangements. The hands-on experience of handling flowers and foliage was about arranging flowers methodically according to the given type, namely, traditional, ikebana and abstract. The workshop was organized by the department of BBA-HEM on February 2-3-4, 2022.
The insightful session on the latest budget by Mr Narendra Jadhav, Indian economist, educationist, public policy expert, lecturer, and writer focused on reading between the lines and deciphering the true import of numbers projected on the budget. Mr Narendra Jadhav started by taking the audience through the process of budget making which starts six months before the announcement. Information shared by economists, business associations, agriculturists, trade unions and politicians are scrutinized as well as surveys conducted. The process of printing the budget takes place in the basement of the ministry of finance. To maintain confidentiality, the members involved are kept in complete isolation. Further, Mr Narendra Jadhav spoke about the difference between economic survey and budget. Economic survey is a comprehensive economic document which consists of facts and figures and all about what is happening in the economy. Data regarding government finances, agriculture and other areas are reviewed with all factors and services providing the basis for predictions and recommendations and are not binding. A budget on the other hand not only contains facts and figures but also the other aspects such as political documents. The finance minister synergizes their combination and proceeds with the preparation of the budget. While preparing the budget, there are three main values that are considered: the revised number of the current year, budgeted numbers and the final number for the previous year. Mr Narendra Jadhav also spoke about how India being a developing economy has a fiscal deficit unlike developed economies. Getting into the domestic and global context, factors of grave concern reflected in the budget include: backdrop of corona and the second wave which happened to be heavily taxing for economies and countries, large and unprecedented increase in unemployment rates and elevated levels of inequality. According to reports, 84% of Indian people suffered due to reduced incomes due to prolonged lockdown and the number of billionaires has surprisingly increased. The reports on distribution of national income which is the income of a particular year and national wealth which is the accumulated incomes were examined, and the results show the gap between incomes of rich and the poor, where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. About the important developments globally: countries suffered a lot due to the pandemic, India suffered more but is also recovering at a good pace; US being a developed country has seen its highest inflation rate in years, it has tightened its monetary policy which has led to rise in interest rates, all of which are bound to have an impact on India. Ukraine and Russia backed by China are facing a likely war. This has resulted in a highly tense situation, which in turn has very serious implications for India. This would have fluctuations in the price of oil and the export promotions wouldn’t be possible. The budget assumptions include price changes due to war and effect on orderly movement of capital. The expected rate of growth was projected to be 8-8.5%, whereas he had his opinion that the growth rate wouldn’t be as much but would be around 7-7.5%. The budget has increased the government capital expenditure and has allocated 7.5 lakh crore for infrastructure, out of which 43.4% is allocated to railways and roadways and a large portion to defense. The strategy is to promote the private sector to invest in infrastructure. The logic here is that, when the government comes in with public investment, it will create more jobs. Mr Narendra Jadhav also spoke about, Azadi ka Amruth Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. Mr Narendra Jadhav considered the budget of 2022-23 as a transformative beginning. Mr Narendra Jadhav is an authority on Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life and work. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha. He has previously served on the Planning Commission of India and the National Advisory Council of the government of India. Jadhav has received 67 national and international honours and distinctions, including four Honorary D.Litt degrees from the University of Oxford and the title Commander of the Order of Academic Palms from the French government. Mr Narendra Damodar Jadhav holds a BSc in Statistics from Ramnarain Ruia College of the University of Mumbai and an MA in Economics from the University of Mumbai. He received his PhD in Economics from Indiana University in the United States. The Expert talk on meaning and significance of the latest union budget by Mr Narendra Jadhav was held online on February 3, 2022.
The workshop covered the science in the baking process, technique of dough making, displaying of breads and history of breads from various countries. Chef Pradeep, formerly with club Mahindra resorts, Youtuber and consultant conducted the workshop organized by department of BHM HEM on Jan 26-27,2022 at RR campus.
The event featuring speeches and songs to spark the spirit of patriotism, Fashian event in which the participants represented a particular state through their attire and Trivia, quiz on freedom fighters, was held online on January 25, 2022.
It is the need of the hour to be adaptive during this crucial time for the community, industry and business. The guest speaker Saurabh Shah elaborated “Imagine you are the owner of the bank and 86400/- is deposited in your account everyday only for 24 hours. What will you do with it? A wise person would invest on business, shares and on anything that gives back profit as returns. 86400 are seconds of a day. Therefore, every single day we should use it to improve our present status. Where we are today and where we will be soon are the most important matters for one who wants their career to be in a good place. Where we are today on social media, exams, many goals, and parties. Where we will be soon- success, career, earnings, wanting more! Shifting from where we are today to where we will be soon is called Paradigm shift. SWOT analysis plays a major role in one’s self development. The last thing the fish knows about is water. What are we great at? Have you self- validated your thoughts? Do you have a role model in your mind? We must keep questioning this to ourselves from time to time. It is extremely important to have a role model to achieve your current goal. Academic effectiveness: What next? Is it basic? Yes, Basics need to be perfect in the practical world. It is important to relate basic concepts with application. Stay updated on the industry and business. Luckily PES University trains students by solving case studies and research papers based on real time instances of Industries or companies. Concentrating on a final year project is very important as it shows our ability to the firm that is going to recruit you. Communication is everyone's way to build your career. To improve your communication skills, be proactive in career-based activities, understand your communication style and work on it, reach out to people by asking questions and communicate your progress, build your contacts from day 1 and it’s called networking. To have a successful corporate life only you can own and drive your career. Organization provides vision and environment and manager points towards opportunities. Your growth is the breadth and depth of your skills.” Saurabh Shah is Head of Human Resources at Capita, a digital services and software business, delivering innovative solutions. Saurabh is a talent management and acquisition strategist in the technology space, specializing in organizational development, strategic human resource management, campus recruitment, employee engagement and HR process re-engineering. The guest lecture was held online on Jan 25, 2022.
This session covered understanding of personality traits, the importance of body language, reframing, borderline personality disorder, tolerance of change and training one’s brain. This session conducted by Ruchi Tandon helped students to self-analyze the stages of personality development, positive personality, and cognitive development. Questions in the session motivated the students to think and analyze behavior, character development, and human development. Ruchi Tandon, L&D Consultant & Transformation Coach, ICF Accredited ACC-Level Coach, ISAQB Accredited Trainer for CPSA – F conducted the session titled Who Am I that was organized by Department of management and commerce on Jan 25, 2022.
he workshop made students of commerce and accounts aware of benefits of professional guidance for making the most of learning opportunities in universities abroad. The workshop was conducted by Mr Santosh Neelangatil of MERIT Higher Education Consultants. He felt that education today is the first step towards understanding the global economy, discovering the challenges of the marketplace and identifying themselves with a career that provides opportunities within the country and abroad. Mr Neelangatil is a European Foundation of Psychological Association (EFPA) and Psytech International certified career counselor and psychometric test administrator. Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce organized the online career workshop for undergraduate students of BBA and B.Com from Jan 18-20, 2022.
In the fast paced business integrating with the global economy a corporate governance is reflected in not just good environment, eminent board of directors, financial stability but also in constant improvement in quality of goods and services and consumer satisfaction. The rare insight was shared by Robin Banerjee, Managing Director of Caprihans India Ltd who is a Chartered Accountant, Cost and Management Accountant, Company Secretary, and has a master’s degree in commerce. He drew upon the experience of working in key positions with several large multinational corporations in over 20 countries. He focused on the questions of “Were you ever exposed to corporate fraud? Between what is corporate fraud? What is the dark side? What is good governance?” He went on to explain, “Knowingly or unknowingly, you would have seen or participated in any one of the frauds related to corporations as we live around people who are into corruption. Corporate fraud and the dark side are the same thing. They are another face of a good side which is not directly seen by the public.” He illustrated with an example: Restaurant. Yes, you would have noticed a few restaurants which were open a year before pandemic time would have closed within 6-7 months of time by your next visit. What might be the reason? Isn’t it that the restaurants are usually opened by good chefs, political members, one with good funding? It has fallen not because of finance stability but because of poor management or poor governance or SOP (Stand operating procedure). The restaurants which have existed for several years have kept customer satisfaction as their top priority. “Ethics in Corporate governance, the main ethical focus of a company will be satisfying the needs of the customers. Here there will be no chance for fraud. Many Germans based and French based companies are known for following ethics in the corporate governance. Running business ethically, TATA is known for running business ethically. Author had visited the Taj with his friend for a cup of coffee and a sandwich. After a few minutes of delivering the food to the Author the waiter asks for the review. To that the author said that the coffee tasted good while the sandwich tasted bad. The waiter instantly offered a refund for the author. Taj runs an ethical business. When you talk about corporate governance it is all about not to cheat customers, employees, board of directors and to the law.” He described another example: As and when the demand for honey increased during pandemic times, IARI took samples of honey and tested many of the branded honey. To their surprise 11 out of 14 branded honeys were adulterated. They were all well-known big brands which survived the market for years together. He was asked to use honey by most of the people during pandemic times as it is an immunity booster. Now after knowing this he stopped getting other products related to the same honey brand being a consumer or customer. This is a dark side of good governance. “Sometimes I wonder if the international companies are better as people over there do not compromise on the quality of product than people over here.” McKinsey knowingly funded a pharma company which distributed Opium, which is used in small amounts to treat cancer patients as a pain relief) for more than hundreds of people who died using Opium in huge amounts. The case could not be filed on McKinsey as there was no direct involvement of them in the scam, but was asked to pay a huge amount as a penalty. Three things to be concerned about: “Wilful defaulter, Cyber crime and Cryptocurrency. Wilful defaulter refers to the entrepreneur who is not returning the amount taken by the banks even after confirmation by the court that they had borrowed the amount long back. Cybercrime has increased 300-400% every year. People were into con activities more during pandemic times as they had to face financial crisis. They hack mobiles, bank accounts etc. No system in the world is unhackable.” According to the author the cryptocurrency has limited value. The online talk on the dark side of corporate governance was organized by the Department of MBA, RR campus on January 17, 2022.
The session was aimed at providing guidance on improving and enhancing academic rigor in the studies. The session was addressed by expert guest speakers, faculty and student heads of clubs. Vivek Velankar, founder of ARV Infotech spoke about the RTI Act. Mukul Sharma, Director at Competition Commission of India spoke about joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the industry. Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean, faculty of management studies spoke about the code of conduct, importance of extracurricular activities and the mandatory protocol to be adhered to in the pandemic situation. The online orientation program for students of second, fourth and sixth semester of BBA program at RR campus was held on January 17, 2022.
The session outlined the career opportunities in the hotel industry post Covid, importance of innovation in work and understanding the start-up culture. Mr.Tejus Jose, General Manager, The Renaissance Hotel by Mariott and Mr.Nitin Founder and CEO of EventU Rox shared their industry insights. Dr.Shailashree Dean, Department of Management Studies gave an overview of the program of study and the expectations of the institution. Dr.Karthick, controller of examinations outlined the examination's norms, rules and procedures. Mr. Suresh Narasimha of PESU Venture Labs spoke about start-up culture and the opportunities ahead for the students. Mr.Sathya Prasad, Director of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship highlighted the role of innovation in the marketplace. The orientations session for students of BBA HEM program was held on January 17, 2022.
The talk about using LinkedIn effectively by students was delivered by Anmol Garg, popular standup comedian and an entrepreneur. Being a LinkedIn influencer, he believes that LinkedIn can help improve one’s professional career dramatically. For students, a resume is an important part of career growth. Anmol answered the question of how effective a Resume should be for students. Students who do not use LinkedIn effectively are more familiar with Instagram which is used by 99% of people with access to mobiles. Anmol felt that LinkedIn is one’s resume. But this question might arise at the same time “why LinkedIn and no other job-related platforms?”. Anmol observed, “LinkedIn is a platform where people get to know you better than cold connections which can be seen in other platforms. LinkedIn has many similar features as that of other Platforms but it enables rapid networking because it has earned its trust with companies as well as employees.” In the session, one of the attendee’s LinkedIn profile checks was done based on fields of marketing and finance. Anmol was of the view that marketing based LinkedIn profiles should have many valid certificates that show one’s capability. The main reason for usage of LinkedIn is getting a job and further, to create a brand of our own and also to gain followers. Followers are gained by networking which means contacting as many as people on LinkedIn and discussing with them about marketing and by giving value to the content shared on the platform. “It’s all about how well you are connected to people, how many connections you have”. Finance based LinkedIn profiles should contain share market info, decoding start-ups finance structure, current affairs on finance related topics. The main thing to take into consideration is not to state obvious facts. The site can be monetised by creating a course that helps others. Profile building is key to maximizing the effectiveness of Linkedin presence. Profile photo must be in formals. Description like MBA student at PESU may not stand out and instead Here to market marketing would attract the searcher or finder to know about you more. Upload a photo that makes you sell to the companies. Maybe a photo of you addressing a huge audience. This says that you are more into networking. Writeup on About is where the actual you or your ability is known. Here you should share your unique knowledge that people don’t know and are keen to know about. Make sure it is in the form of a four lined story. Example: Title (movie reference) as “wolf of wall street” and then explain the selling of pen instance in marketing and finance terminology. Recommendations matter. “Do not ask them to give recommendations instead type from their phone!”. Sounds silly right but that's a fact. Everyone is busy building up their career life so go for it because we don’t know who watches us. Maintaining consistency in LinkedIn posts, may lead you to 1 among 133 CMO’s. Video posts reach people on the platform faster than text posts. Do not post long paragraphs. Let the text be catchy and with some humor. Do not feel hesitant to showcase yourself, as said earlier, it is a game of consistency. Make sure you are under the spotlight. Share your experience as people are here to know more about your ability. Show people that you refer to many articles in daily life. For example, while conversing with people discuss current affairs on LinkedIn. One of the references from Anmol Garg was “Seth Godin” “sales hacks” who blogged everyday for 11 years and many of his posts found mention in business books. Anmol Garg, a popular LinkedIn influencer who runs a sales training company called Sales5X which helps startups with sales strategies, is an alumni of PESIT, batch 2010. The Tuesday Talk was hosted online by the Department of MBA on January 11, 2022.
The faculty development program focused on ways to improve and enhance academic rigor of the courses. The program covered industry trends, updating course plans and learning outcomes, orientation to new curriculum and knowing about the new assessment tools and techniques. Dr.Naveen, principal of Jain College outlined the scope and opportunities of NEP curriculum. Dr. Balu, Associate Dean of Management Studies at Presidency University talked about the course plan design and delivery tools. Dr. Vinayak, Associate Professor at CMS and NAAC Coordinator gave an overview of adaptive and adult learning concepts covering Bloom’s Taxonomy and learning styles. Dr.Shailashree H, Dean of Department of Management Studies and Advisor to department of Law, PES University highlighted the importance of contemporary assessment and evaluation techniques. The session was followed by interaction with the management team of Novotel hotel to discuss the best practices and changes in industry and presenting the program structure adapted by the department. The faculty development program was conducted by the department of BBA HEM from January 4-8, 2022 at the RR campus.
PES University swimming team won 2 Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals in the All India Inter University Aquatic Competition held at KIIT-KISS Swimming Complex in Bhubaneswar, Odisha during December 22-26, 2021. Mohit Venkatesh of Sem 3 ECE-Btech won silver medal in 1500 mts freestyle and bronze medal in 400 mts freestyle swimming. Nikitha S V of 1st Year MBA won silver medal in 800mts freestyle and bronze medal in 400 mts freestyle swimming. Dhruti Muralidhar of 1st Year MBA won a bronze medal in 800 mts freestyle swimming.
Dr. Annu Paallavi, Yoga Faculty and Coach in department of BBA Sports Management won silver medal in State Yogasana Championship organized by KSAYSA held on December 11-12, 2021 and bronze medal in National Yogasana Sports Championship organized by Yoga Federation of India held on December 25-26, 2021.
The new batch of students of MCA program session got an overview of student activities and clubs that make the campus interactions more interesting and enriching. Dr. Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs and Co-ordinator, Cultural Activities introduced the students to the wide range of events, student initiatives and clubs that are active on RR Campus, Electronic City Campus and the Hanumanth Nagar Campus of PES University. He spoke about the activities conducted annually like Epsilon, Prakalpa, Samarpana to name a few. He looked forward to the new batch students actively participating in the events of the clubs that include Pixels Photography club, Sanskruti – Indian dance format, clubs for debates, hackathons and clubs for promoting reading and writing. He encouraged the attendees to “kick-start” with a lot of activities at the “init” club of the MCA department. He showcased the sports and gym facilities on the campus. A video was played to highlight the popular mega-events like Epsilon, Aatmatrisha and Prakalpa. In his talk, he explained the richness of Indian culture. He stressed upon exploring one's potential and gave tips and some Do’s and Don'ts. Dr. V Krishna, concluded his talk with a quiz on guessing based on Indian legends and legendary quotes. Dr. Veena, Chairperson, Department of Computer Applications and faculty members were present at the orientation program organized by the MCA department on December 24, 2021.
A Symposium on “ANALYTICS UNITE - THE POWER OF INSIGHTS” was organised by Department of Management Studies held on 22nd December 2021 at the PES University – Ring Road Campus.
The session began with a welcome note by Dr. Veena A, Chairperson MBA Program. Dr. J Suryaprasad Vice-Chancellor PES University addressed the gathering, in his address he mentioned about his experience in Motorola and how they overcame the challenge through data analysis. He mentioned that “Data is not number crunching any more, it is much more beyond”.
Dr. U Dinesh Kumar, Chairperson, Data Centre and Analytics Lab - IIM Bangalore, the keynote speaker, gave insights about the innovations driven by data and how analytics is changing the innovation with an example of Facebook relationship break-up data. He talked about how Indian industries are using AI and analytics for good decision making. He gave the example of how Bigbasket used Google page ranking algorithm based on keywords and ramped up their customer experience. Akshaya patra is a good example to show that analytics is not only used in large scale industries but also in SMEs. He also mentioned his current research on Neonatal Sepsis using Machine Learning to reduce the mortality rate in infants. He concluded by talking about ethical use of AI.
Abhijeet Neerkaje, Senior Director, Data Science and Analytics - Target, also an alumnus of PES University talked about the use of analytics in retail industry and their trends. He briefed about some of the success strategies used by Target post pandemic, how supply chain management can be more efficient through AI. He discussed the three important cornerstones of analytics and briefed the students on how to choose their career path in various industries.
Swati Ramanujam, Apprentice Leader, MU Sigma gave her insights about evolution of analytics at the time of Covid-19. She talked about digitalisation, multi-touch attribution, agent based modelling and mitigating supply chain risk. She concluded her session with some of the algorithms built by MU Sigma for their clients.
Venkatesh Paramsivam, Deputy General Manager, Cloud operations Mercedes- Benz, briefed about “Data Driven Development”. He mentioned about product development of various companies like Netflix, Flipkart, Google which is based on data. He briefed about development and operations for optimising speed and stability in automobiles and concluded by mentioning that analysing the product requirement, development and operations analytics which gives the best decisions and in-turn gives the best product.
Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management presented the vote of thanks.
As part of the Tuesday Talk series interaction on art of blogging was addressed by blogger and digital marketer Mr. Deepak Kanakaraju. He started by highlighting the importance of blogs in the digital world. He mentioned that the result of blogging is not constant, at times the outcome might be 10x times and sometimes it might be zero or even negative. Mr. Kanakaraju remembered his days of starting as a blogger and how he began as a moto-blogger. He shared his experience of his visit to China for ECIMA and, he stated that in his early learning period, “he learned Digital Marketing without even knowing what Digital Marketing is.” The speaker stressed that most decisions we take are a buffer against rejections and we as a generation are scared to accept rejection and hence are afraid to take any bold step. He countered his statement by providing the example of 'rolling of a dice' as a probability of obtaining results, the more we roll, the better probability to succeed. Mr. Deepak expressed that blogging is not merely about attracting customers but it is concerned with building an audience and trying to sell, as blogs attract traffic but do not make sales. He observed, “don’t create content and then try to sell but see what sells and then create the product. As efforts always yield results, it is important for us to take initiatives and start at the cost of our efforts. When we fail to act on it, every idea is an opportunity cost. Hence Go ahead and grab every opportunity. Indeed, it will be associated with embarrassment, but we need to take the initiative and move forward. Whenever we discuss an idea or seek help from family and friends about our decisions, it implies that we are not confident about it. Any day, it is better to 'ask for forgiveness rather than permission”. According to him, the best way to write a Blog is by choosing a self-hosted domain. Platforms like medium.com, blogspot.com and wordpress.com are also good options to consider. He felt that it is good if the writing is professional but in the end, it should be direct and easily understandable by everyone. He thought that one can start by writing about 500 words on any casual topic as if it is a conversation with a friend. The speaker suggested to the audience to develop the habit of writing a journal as it slows down the process of thinking and enables one to frame the sentences better. He compared writing to a way of thinking. He also gave an overview of the CATT framework for blogging, which is to Create content, Attract an audience, develop Trust and then Transact with them. The session concluded with an attempt at writing a blog addressing friends assuming that they are presently in the year 2025. The talk on the art of blogging was organized by the MBA department on December 21, 2021.
The cooperation extended by the non- teaching staff during the year was recognized and appreciated by the chairperson, admin officer and faculty with fulsome praise and gifting of cakes in the event organized by the BBA HEM department on December 21, 2021.
Naren won a silver medal in the Botswana International Badminton Tournament, 2021. Naren is a student of the BBA Sports Management program.
Students got an opportunity to know about upcoming hotel internships and the related rules and regulations. The talk on do’s and don’ts of industrial training and policies of university and department clarified many of their doubts. The internship orientation for students of third semester of BBA-HEM program was held in RR campus on December 9. 2021.
The students found this session as an engaging confluence of anthropology, technology, and philosophy made possible by powerful storytelling. The talk featured Atul Jalan an entrepreneur, technologist, science storyteller and founder of Manthan and Algonomy, creating pioneering AI solutions for the world’s leading retailers and consumer connect businesses.
Atul is a sought-after speaker to understand how technology is transforming man and the institutions he has created, changing how we do things and reshaping humans. And this is the perspective on technology that he usually speaks and writes about - not as an application of science but rather in a simple and philosophical way for managing and leading a better life. He is also the author of “Where Will Man Take Us?”. The speaker started his talk by calling himself lucky to be alive despite problems such as new diseases and nuclear annihilation. The speaker asked the students not to lament about anything and enjoy the privileges one has. He dreams of living in different times like during Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci and also the French Revolution. He tells that technology has made this era more transformative. Based on evolution we stand a new phase. We have examples of artificial intelligence, Gen-tech, Quantum computing.
The extensive reach beyond muscle power and technology is merging with biology. He calls evolution artificially engineered and is based on many factors. He mentioned that the people of this age have the responsibility of rewriting, redefining, and reimagining. And the process should be ethically flawless. Very little change of 1.26 % happened in humans, years ago from the nearest cousin chimpanzee and now we are at a very different phase and this tells us how change can bring wonders. He tells that he's eagerly waiting for the magic of 2032 where the social problems will be at a lower level. Answering a question from a student, the speaker compared the genetic structure to a word processor, and concerning ethics in technology, he exclaimed knife is a knife.
India requires changes and has many challenges such as economic inequality and social unrest. He quoted the example of the internet and told how India has responded well in adopting the change. Change is good but it comes with disruption. There is innate inertia to change and the main agents that can influence this inertia are education and policymaking and unfortunately, both of these are habitual laggards.
The speaker spoke about his inspiration for writing a book. Stories are first followed by other things. Answering a question from a student, Mr. Jalan said that there is confusion between mythology and history and also how imagination is turned into reality. Earlier the change was seen through the lenses of religion and philosophy and for the first time change is seen through the lens of science and technology. He advised students not to follow a narrower approach and asked them to get lost even more and considers that as the best way to find out about oneself. Mr. Jalan refers to technology as a continuum where the stories are imagined and technology brings stories to life. All streams are necessary to contribute to the tech revolution and everything is tech-enabled where one can leverage or contribute. AI and technology can replace humans and it is not a bad thing. Our current lifestyle is just about 300 years old and has been ours since the industrial revolution. Technology is not a zero-sum game. It gives opportunity and creates value. Ford was making horse carriages earlier when their industry got disrupted they moved to motorized carriages and this later became the wheel of the economy. He mentioned Luddites, used as a metaphor for the one who opposes technology. Luddism started by opposing the use of machinery in the textile industry which later employed a million people. There will be displacements and disruptions, society has to manage them. If one job is destroyed a million are created. Shortly, technology can bring drastic changes in the healthcare and education sector and there will be some of its repercussions
also. Technology is building new dimensions and it will change everything. We have examples of web 3.0, NFT and Blockchain. Pandemic has proven it. Technology is always seen as in progression and confluence is the point where the magic happens. Being philosophical he calls happiness is subjective and is not the mind's job. He requested the audience not to be prejudiced and to always stay vigilant. The guest speaker, Atul Jalan delivered the talk on Power of Storytelling at RR campus on December 14, 2021.
The BBA HEM department participated in the Gratitude and Networking Day for tourism for inclusive growth organized by Renaissance Bengaluru, a Marriott chain hotel. Tejus Jose, GM, Marriott Renaissance spoke on the occasion. The event, an opportunity to share best practices and interact and network with hospitality industry leaders and academic fraternity was held on December 8, 2021.
Naveen secured 7th position in 100 m Freestyle Swimming in Asian Youth Para Games 2021 held in Bahrain from Dec 2 to 6, 2021. Naveen is a 1st year B.Com at HN campus.
Adheet Parashar emerged as runner-up in the JK Tyre Novice Cup round 3, race 3 of the 24th JK Tyre National Racing Championship held in Coimbatore on Dec 5, 2021.
The use of data in business decisions is becoming crucial for success. L Janardhan shared insights about how business modeling and arithmetic are fundamental to the modeling process. He anchors the Advanced Analytics Consulting Practice in Tech Mahindra enabling customers to generate strategic and unprecedented insights from data through the use of AI ML. L Janardhan addressed the students of management and commerce as part of the guest lecture series on Nov 30, 2021 at RR campus.
Divy Nandan won third place in the fifth round of Protax Max Classes 2021, MECO-FMSCI national karting championship held in Meco Kartopia, Bengaluru on November 28, 2021.
Lead, Engage, Advance, and Drive student enrichment activity demonstrated the importance of the value of cultural exchange, towards achieving peace and unity among participants. Evangeline E. Timbang, CHE , Assistant Dean-University of Santo Tomas-Philippines and Prof.Kandappan- Associate Professor-Taylor’s University,Malaysia addressed the gathering and shared their insights about promoting global leadership, collaboration and cooperation. The first inter-university students extension activity in South East Asia attended by students PES University, Taylor’s University, Malaysia and University of Santo Tomas, Philippines was hosted on Zoom platform on Nov 27, 2021.
The alcobev industry in India has grown steadily making it one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Celebrated mixologist Mr.Shivanth Nishkam shared insights about business of a bartender, role of a beverage manager, learning to manage people and the myriad choices available in the alcobev industry. The guest lecture on Crafting Careers in Beverage Industry was organized by the Department of Hospitality and Event Management on November 25, 2021 at RR campus.
Prof. Smitha, faculty in the department of hospitality and event management (HEM) delivered a keynote address at a conference hosted by the Indonesian Tourism ministry and supported by Java Tourism Board on Rethinking Sustainable and Resilient Solutions in Today's Global Tourism on November 24, 2021.
Entrepreneurship in a growing economy like India’s presents ample opportunities and formidable challenges. Mrs. Pavithra Solai, co-founder of AI Practitioner who specializes in Deep Learning and Computer Vision interacted with the students who are keen on striking out on their own. Drawing from her rich experience as an entrepreneur, she talked about the advantages of choosing to start a new venture. The guest lecture was hosted by the department of management studies on November 23, 2021.
Get, Set, Throw Intra Class Competition was successfully managed by the students of BBA HEM program on November 13, 2021 at the university cricket grounds. Team Madhura emerged as winners and team Alpha as runners up in the competition.
At the campus recruitment conducted in RR campus, 16 students from PES University’s MBA program were placed in KPMG International Company.
The hospitality industry has to grapple with the rapid changes in the food and beverage preferences of the customers like the emerging focus on plant based food. This is in addition to the general challenges of choosing the right employees and correlating profit with customer satisfaction. Students got an opportunity to engage successful restaurateurs in conversations on these challenges. Mr. Prem Koshy, Koshy’s Parade Café, Ms. Panjury V Shankar, Mr. Kavan Kuttappa, Naru Noodle Bar and Ms. Nidhi Nahata, Justbe Resto Café shared insights about the emerging trends and their view of the growing restaurant business. IRA- Conversations on food was organized by the Department of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management on October 29, 2021.
Students of BBA Sports Management program got an opportunity to interact with Jude Felix, Indian hockey player who has captained over 250 matches, including two World Cups, two Asian Games and three Champions Trophy tourneys. He focused on the game despite personal hardships and financial crisis. He led the national hockey team from 1993 to 1995 and is an Arjuna and Dronacharya Award winner. The student interaction was organized by the Department of BBA Sports Management at RR campus on October 23, 2021.
"SAMRUDDHI 2021 - Finance Symposium" was organised by department of MBA on 22 nd October 2021 at the PES University - Ring Road Campus.
Shri Chandrasekhar Tilak, Ex VP NSDL, while addressing the gathering. mentioned that India's service industry, accounts for over 58% of the country's GDP. Multiple trading Demat accounts (totalling close to 1.9 crore) were opened in the last 21 months to supplement one's income during lockdown and 95% Demat accounts are active. Speaking about Air India's problem, which has become a source of debate for the past 21 years, said how disinvestment policy affected it. He also included information on liquid mutual funds and how they are invested. He said that India is presently, or will be in the near future, a popular destination for international direct investment. which is growing quickly and is already attracting FDI.
Shri Sowmya Kanthi Ghosh, Group Chief economic advisor SBI – in his address gave his thoughts on “ECONOMY AND FINANCE: PRE AND POST PANDEMIC”. He stated that prior to the pandemic; India had undertaken numerous social activities. A total of 16.5 crore AYUSH cards have been distributed. The number of digital transactions has increased 19-fold. Ujjwala has supplied free gas connections to 8.3 crore people. He discussed the circumstances during and after the pandemic, as well as post-pandemic challenges. During the epidemic, there was high inflation, poor consumption, low government spending, and exports were losing steam, Evolving liquidity conditions: nationally and worldwide, Climate risk and green financing, and so on.
Prof. Jawahar D, Pro-Chancellor PES University described the Journey of PES starting from PU College to be coming a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and is one among the Top 100 Universities in India. He also told about creating more opportunities to students in the coming days.
Welcomed the gathering Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean - Faculty of Management. She expressed her delight at having such a well-known visitor on campus. She encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the symposium.
Dignitories Present on the Dias were Prof. D Jawahar, Prof. Arvind Giri K, Dr. Shailashree Haridas and Prof. C Sivashanmugan
The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Dr. C Sivashanmugan – Professor, PES University.
As part of practical learning in event management students were given an opportunity to assist the HR team of a leading hotel in organizing a flash mob. They performed to the hotel’s anthem and cinema songs to entertain the guests and motivate the staff of the hotel. Students of first semester of BBA-HEM assisted the HR team at Novotel in managing the Accor HR gratitude week celebration on October 13, 2021.
The event spanned over three days with experts from the industry and Academia addressing the students.
Shri Seemant Kumar Singh – IPS, ADGP, ACB, Bengaluru, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He mentioned that nothing comes easy in life without struggle. He spoke on how he likes to implement managerial aspects in policing. He also mentioned how he looks forward to interacting with youngsters as it helps him improve his work. He educated the audience on People Friendly Policing, which emphasized on the KSP App and the Emergency Response Support System. He also extensively spoke about the challenges that were faced during the first wave of Covid-19 Pandemic, where he successfully helped several migrant workers in their time of need.
In his Presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University described the 50 years of Journey of PES starting from PU College to a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and one among Top 100 Universities in India. He said the discerning factors that make PES Unique are Quality and Value based education, learning environment with best teachers and best in class infrastructure, Student mentoring, placement opportunities and merit scholarships. He also spoke on the unwavering commitment of the university in imparting quality education that has led PES to its accomplishments. He also mentioned that education plays a critical role in the progress of a nation. He assured to create opportunities n for learning but also for them to experience the fulfilment that comes from sharing this learning with others. He also emphasized on the all round development and overall transformation of students enrolled at PESU.
Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University said that PES follows the core values of Perseverance, Excellence and Service.
The University has adopted the acronym SPIRIT; S- Student, P- Process, I- Identity, R- Research, I- Infrastructure, T- Teacher in all its endeavours which leads students to a bright and prosperous career
Students from the senior classes were awarded with Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarships.
Welcome the gathering Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean - Faculty of Management. She advised students to make the most of the opportunities given to them. She emphasized on the importance of giving back to society and to be the torch bearers of tomorrow. She concluded with an interesting fable of Krishna and Arjuna with the moral “If you are taking care of others, God is there to take care of you.”
Prof. Arvind Giri – Director MBA Program, introduced Chancellor Dr. MR Doreswamy where he spoke of his nationalism and social work. He mentioned Dr. MRD’s contribution with regard to the 18 recommendations made to the state government on Educational reforms and also about his multiple awards and recognitions.
The dignitaries unveiled the Academic Planner for MBA program batch of 2021-22.
Vote of Thanks was delivered by Prof. Shankar Gopal – Professor and Advisor to PES University.
Dr. J. Suryaprasad – Vice Chancellor of PES University and Prof Ajoy Kumar – COO and Dr. K.S.Sridhar - Registrar were present on the occasion.
Naren, student of BBA program in sports management won the men’s singles crown at the Belgian Junior International Series in Herstal, Belgium.
Rakshit, third semester student of MBA program won first place in CVL Shastry Memorial Table Tennis state championship-2021 and third place in men’s state ranking table tennis Tournament. The tournaments were held in held at Malleshwaram Association, Bangalore in September, 2021.
The new batch of students joining the BBA HEM program got a glimpse of the hospitality and event industry in the week long program conducted by Department of BBA HEM. Insights about the rapidly changing industry were shared by guest speaker Ms. Sunaina- General Manager, Mercure, Accor Group. The orientation program was held from Aug 23-27, 2021.
The online symposium highlighted the efforts and success of the Indian entrepreneurs in using digital technology to overcome problems unique to our country with innovative solutions. Dr. Mohandas Pai spoke on India as a nation of start-ups and painted the picture of the large canvas of opportunities that await entrepreneurial minds due to the rapid evolution of technology and the thriving start-up ecosystem that is being built in India for which Bangalore is the hub of activity. Aprameya Radhakrishna, spoke about Koo’s launch and its growth amidst the pandemic and the importance of the role that Indian regional languages have to play in the penetration of digital technologies. Vivekananda Hallekere, talked about how Bounce a dockless self-drive scooter service uses a patented keyless technology that lets a user pick up the nearest Bounce scooter and drop it off at any legal parking zone near their destination. Dr. M R Doreswamy, chancellor, PES University stressed that students must be encouraged to go beyond academics and explore the depth, dimension and opportunities that future technologies hold for their career advancement. The on-line symposium was organized as a part of the course on Digital Transformation by the students of the Department of Management Studies, MBA Program on Aug 14, 2021.
The workshop focused on curating of classic and innovative mocktails to highlight the health benefits of non-alcoholic beverages. The virtual session for Ford employees across India was conducted by Prof Harish and the queries addressed jointly with Prof Mohan, faculty in department of hospitality and event management on Aug 13, 2021.
Digitorama brought forth interesting stories of digital transformations by industry practitioners. Mr Meka Venkata Chalapathy of senior director at Virtusa Consulting explained how the ease of doing business has vastly improved in India and technologies like machine learning are benefiting the common man. Mr. Arun Kumar, Director at Wizr Wealth Pvt. Ltd and alumni outlined the trends in the field of finance and the skills needed to convert the challenges into opportunities. Ms Priyanka M B co-founder, of Inspiron Psychological Well Being Center observed that making conscious effort to introspect, experiment and seek feedback can enable us to learn new skills. The session ended with a panel discussion on insurance claim rates and risk analysis in pandemic and post pandemic days, difference between psychiatry and psychology, financial investments in India and technology intervention in these service experiences of customers. Mr Arvind Giri, Director, MBA Program set the tone for the session by pointing out that customer experience is the driving force behind digitalization and India’s future as technology powhouse. Digitorama, on-line symposium on digital transformation was organized by the students of MBA program on July 31, 2021.
Students got an opportunity to understand the nuances of grape growing, manufacturing wine and building of the brand Sula. Ms. Kanika of Sula Vineyards walked the students through the informative session organized by the faculty of BBA HEM program on July 7, 2021.
Students of hospitality and event management program learnt about the importance of mixology in the hotel industry and how menu planning, costing, and cost control make it viable. Mr Ajeet Kumar shared his insights gained during his rich professional career. In another workshop, chefs Raghu and Tiru explained the history of bread and the art and science of bread making. The Bread workshop held on March 2 and Mixology workshop held on March 4, 2021 were organised by the department of hospitality and event management.
New admits to the hospitality program got a first hand view of layout and working of a leading international hotel. They gained understanding of a successful hotel, hotel standards, different categories of rooms, hotel outlets and operations. The field visit to Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield and Renaissance was organised by the department of hospitality on Feb 10, 2021.
The COVID 19 pandemic has created a formidable challenge for businesses. The webinar invited industry experts to explore – how corporate entities are tackling the COVID 19 pandemic situation and the sorts of changes that could become an enduring business model for that particular industry. The five sessions in this series of webinars focused on: Insurance and IT logistic, advertising, FMCG and IT Sales, financial services and financial market. The speakers included: Abhishek Mukherjee, Digital Practice Head, Wipro; Rohit Srivastava, Dispatch Manager, Oracle India; Bodh Deb, Vice-President and Nishanth Anantharam, Creative Director of Autumn Grey; Gaurav Pundlik, Branch Head ITC; Santosh Banerjee, Account Executive Sales, Dell; C S Sudheer, Managing Director IndianMoney .com; Shreyas Kumar M, Director, and CFO Carl Zeiss India; A Benil, Head-Market Research Our Business ladder and Karthick S, Co-founder Knowise Learning Academy. The weekly webinar series was organised by the Department of Management Studies every Saturday from July 18, 2020, to August 18, 2020.
Students, chefs and faculty across the country got an opportunity to listen to Atul Kochhar on what it takes to be a Michelin Star chef. He is one of the first two Indian chefs to receive a Michelin star, awarded in London in 2001 whilst at Tamarind. Talking about the future of the industry and the important qualities for success, he observed that consistency is the key to deliver unmatched value in the food business. The webinar was held on Zoom platform on July 28, 2020.
Amul India hosts talented chefs to present unique native cuisine on its social media sites. Prof Sivaram was invited by Amul India to demonstrate the recipe of a native cuisine. He rustled up a Chettinadu dessert called Kavuni Rice Halwa, black rice pudding, a Chettinadu delicacy for Amul’s global audience. Encouraged by the response to the show, Amul expressed interest in hosting more culinary shows curated by the department of the university. Prof. Sivaram R is an Asst. Professor in the department of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management. The session was held on June 15, 2020 on Amul Facebook Live for #SimpleHomemadeRecipes series garnering over 125 K views.
Understanding consumer satisfaction, consumer and service recovery and service recovery paradox are key to success in the hospitality industry. Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up new challenges in this area. Prof. Ashish Parthasarathy conducted an online session on understanding guest satisfaction and handling guests' complaints. He addressed the students of School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Faculty of Social Sciences Leisure Management, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. The session concluded with a comparison of Covid-19 impact on both the countries. The interaction was part of PES University’s international collaboration with Taylor's University, Malaysia. The interaction was hosted on Zoom video platform on June 9, 2020.
Job opportunities in the post pandemic times stand disrupted. Mr. Kallol Saha, alumnus of 2006 batch and Director of Human Resource Radisson Blu Dwarka shared his views on evolution of opportunities and scope of work of support staff in the hospitality industry in areas of housekeeping and maintenance. He underlined the importance of up-skilling to make the most of the opportunities in sales and marketing. The webinar was organised by the department of hospitality and event management on May 27, 2020.
Students got hands-on experience in setting an E-Commerce website. The workshop made the students aware of the right skills to become online commerce entrepreneurs in a short duration. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Shivam Bansal, Trainer at Indian Institute of Digital Education is India’s Premier School For Digital Marketing established in 2016. The online workshop organised by the department of hospitality and event management was held on Zoom video communication platform on May 7, 2020.
As the global tourism and travel industry is passing through an unprecedented crisis a look at the various dimensions of the Indian context gave a realistic picture of the industry to the students. The veterans of the industry shared their insights about the future of tourism, trends in sales and marketing and the career opportunities for the students. The speakers included Mr. Anurag Gupta-Secretary-SKAL Bengaluru, Chief Architect-Indian International Travel Exhibition, Mr. Raj Andrade- Chief Commercial Officer-Air India, SATS Airport Services, Mr. Saravanan Dhanabalu- Group General Manager-ITC Fortune Hotels, Mr.Niranjan Bhargava-Managing Director-Traveler’s & Choice & Hon.Secretary ofTravel Agents Association of India and Mr. Mithun R Krishnan-Head-Asia Market-Windows DMC, Vietnam and PES alumnus of 2008-2012 batch. The speakers shared their views about the present situation with a focus on safety, security and hygiene in the hospitality industry, data analysis for travel prediction, acceptability prediction of travel and revenue management after the pandemic is overcome. Dr J Surya Prasad was the guest of honour for the webinar. Prof V Jayakumar welcomed the attendees and Dr Vijay Kumar offered the opening remarks. The webinar organised by the department of hospitality and event management was held on April 16, 2020.
In a recent industry trend, many retail companies are showing a preference for hospitality graduates. Mr. Vivek Jothiani, Business Head – Operations, SPAR India, a PES alumnus of 2008 batch of hospitality program, explained how such students are groomed and their attitude is tuned to fit well with the opportunities in the retail sector. The guest lecture delivered online on PES University’s video platform on April 10, 2020 was accessed by the students of BHEM program from their homes.
The world wildlife day was celebrated with informed conversations with experienced and committed wildlife enthusiasts. Prakash Matada, wildlife photographer, Dheeraj, marine photographer and Sujan Bernard wildlife conservationist shared insights about wildlife in urban settings and steps that can be taken by us to reduce global warming. The session created awareness about snakes in Bengaluru, causes of snake bite, first aid and its management. The event organised by students of the department of management studies was held on March 3, 2020.
International Women's Day was celebrated by the department of management studies with a panel discussion on equality and empowerment of women in the industry titled Praudhangana. Successful women professionals Sarah Fazal, RJ with radio Mirchi; Janice Joseph, Surgeon and baker, Nikita Das, Sr cluster head Marriot Hotels shared their experiences. The celebrations organised by students of the department of management studies was held on March 10, 2020.
The first edition of the conference on Empowering Sustainability in hospitality, event and tourism brought together academicians, policy makers, students and practitioners to deliberate and discuss contemporary issues and opportunities for future sustainable development. Mr.Rohit Hangal, founder and Director of Sphere Travelmedia Exhibitions delivered the keynote address. Faculty Best paper was won by Dr. D P Sudagar and Students Best Paper was won by Adithya Jayprakash and Akhil Ajjar. Participants got an opportunity to write and present research papers, understand the impact of travel and tourism in the event industry. The conference conducted by Department of Hospitality and Event Management held on March 13, 2020.
The department of hospitality and event management secured fourth position from among 32 colleges at WGSHA Quest. Dhanyajeeth and Gaghan Lokesh won silver medal in the WoW at Every Moment event. WGSHA Quest is Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration’s annual collegiate hospitality competition. It is a platform for young professionals across the country to showcase their fineness in hospitality-related skills. The event was held on Feb 28-29 at Manipal University, Udupi.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about managing funds and investment approach for a successful future. Mr. Dipak Shodhan, an alumnus of PES and founder of Achievers Academy shared his insights about achieving financial success through proper investments at the right time. The event organised by Department of Hospitality and Event Management was held on Feb 28, 2020.
Times B-School Survey 2020 ranked PES University at 26th place in India, 1st in Karnataka and 3rd in South India. The survey results are the outcome of methodical analysis covering desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating.
PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.
The Students of Hospitality and Event Management won multiple prizes at Outlook 2020 organised by Oriental School of Hotel Management, Waynad. Ghagan was declared best manager, Pooviah won first prize in flower arrangement, Sandeep and Pooviah won second place in vegetable carving, Krithi and Dhruva won second place product marketing, and Vijaylakshmi, Keerthana, Sandeep, Gynanesh and Dhruva won second place in culturals.
Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, MBA Department received the award for Best Paper in Pedagogical Innovations for the paper titled Co-creation for continuous learning at MARKCON2020, Marketing Ecosystems and Innovations. The nomination was submitted in three parts: nomination details, innovation statement and annexures. The final round involved quizzing by the jury of Dr. Moutusy Maity, Professor-Marketing, IIM-Lucknow and Dr. Tapan Sarker, Griffith University, Australia. The International conference, open for faculty in marketing domain was held from 9-11 January, 2020 at IBA, Bangalore.
ARIVU 2020 – a 5K run, Cancer Conquered? Almost! drew enthusiastic participation of students and staff. The running event aims to create awareness about cancer. The total registration amount was donated to an NGO in Bengaluru committed to preventing cancer. The second edition of the event was organised by the Department of Management Studies on February 14, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to know more about types of licenses, excise rules and regulations, fee structure for various business formats in the alcohol industry and rules related to starting a lounge hotel. Mr. Suresh shared practical insights with the students of hospitality and event management in the program on January 16, 2020.
National Tourism Day is observed on 25 January to highlight the importance of tourism for the economy of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Meenakshi Gupta believed that tourism in India has amazing potential it is the responsibility of hospitality and event management professionals to build it up to generate revenue. The celebrations at PES University were dedicated towards the 17 Sustainable development goals set by the UN. Vindu 2.0 – a Travelogue was launched in the event. The poster, painting and photography competitions which saw active participation was judged by Mr. Abhishek Dev Kumar an alumnus of 2014 batch. The winners were awarded prizes. The event was held on 24th January 2020.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about the role and functions of sales in hotels, increasing influence of digital marketing and the importance of interpersonal skills to succeed in services sector. Rohan Bagal, Sales Executive, Ibis City Centre, and alumnus of PESU, shared practical insights about the challenge faced by marketers to sell or communicate services to a customer and how the challenges are overcome.