• Live Online Teaching for Students of PES University

    The current Corona Virus situation has prompted Universities to shutdown classes in the interest of safety of students.

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

    The University put in place a special time table covering 8 teaching sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher teaching the subject. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves those students who would have missed the live session.

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

  • Fourth Prize at all India IEEE Hackathon

    The team of Araz Sharma, Rudra Prasad Baksi and Shamanth R Rao, made it to the Top 5 of the IEEE India COVID MOVE Hackathon Challenge Edition 2. The 48hr online was open to individuals and teams from industry, startups and academia including students from India. The team’s solution addressing the challenge of Remote Access to Education won the fourth prize competing against 62 submissions. The team presented a solution for reducing the amount of data required to access online video lectures enabling access to the educational video even with low bandwidth. Their approach involved extracting audio separately and taking snapshots of video leading to 50 – 70% less data being used with the learning content intact. The major outcome expected from this hackathon is for a design solution that is scalable, faster and easily replicable to cater to the current global need. Araz, Rudra Prasad and Shamanth are students of 4th semester of computer science. IEEE India COVID MOVE Online Hackathon Challenge - Edition 2 was held from April 17-19, 2020. 

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

    PES University nurtures academic excellence among students by identifying and rewarding meritorious students every semester. Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship for Aug-Dec 2019 semester were announced at an impressive ceremony. The meritorious students were felicitated by distinguished guests, Mr Sameer Garde, President Cisco- India and SAARC and Mr Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director and Lead, Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture. 195 students were awarded Prof CNR Rao Scholarships of nearly Rs. 60 lakhs. 1,457 students received Dr MRD Merit Scholarships amounting to Rs. 4 crore 70 lakhs. 2713 students won distinction awards of close to Rs 27 lakhs.

    Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships are awarded to top 2% of students in all programs of study for scoring cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9 and above. The scholars get a tuition fee waiver to the tune of 25% for the subsequent year. Dr MRD Scholarships are awarded to top 20% of students for securing semester grade point average (SGPA) of 8.5 and above. Distinction awards are received by students securing an SGPA of more than 7.75.

    The special message sent by Prof CNR Rao wishing the meritorious students a great future in whatever they choose to do, was read out on the occasion. Prof D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, in his address, recollected the first scholarship award function, by the PES institution a few decades back, which was Rs five hundred each for twenty eight students. That was the beginning of the tradition of awarding scholarships which has reached an amount of Rs 10 crores this year. He looked forward to realising the vision of seeing PES University as rated as one among the top ten universities of the country within the next five years. He believed that the achievements of the students have a large role to play in achieving the goal. Mr Sameer Garde reminisced about scoring 10 grade points as an undergraduate and shared his thoughts about the life and career ahead for the students. He felt that doing what the heart tells and focusing one’s energy on the journey can make a career fulfilling. He observed that and as a professional the ideas one comes up with are key to becoming a leader. The year 2020, according to him marks the dawn of a new era in technology and termed the present time and future, especially for the students as magical. Mr Mohan Sekhar admired the role of PES University in preparing the students for professional careers, specifically the initiative to familiarise the students with new technologies like machine learning and AI, irrespective of the branches of study. He was happy to see large number of girls winning awards especially when diversity is a key focus area for the industry. Speaking of the expectations of the industry, he highlighted the importance of customer focus, innovation and effective communication. He felt that innovation is at the heart of everything that’s happening in the industry. He appreciated the university’s setting up of an advanced gym on campus as staying physically active he felt, is no less important.

    Dr J Suryaprasad Vice Chancellor in his opening remarks introduced the guests. Dr K Sridhar, Registrar delivered the vote of thanks. The auditorium was abuzz with activity as 4365 students received the cheques and merit certificates.

  • Screening of Wild Karnataka

    Students got an opportunity to watch the acclaimed documentary Wild Karnataka on large screen. The audience took pride in the fact that one of the film-makers was Kalyan Varma, mechanical engineering graduate of 2001 batch of PES University. Over 1200 students enjoyed the beautiful visuals and never-seen-before perspective on the wildlife of Karnataka. The screening was organised by Pixels Photography club on Feb 11, 2020.

  • Prof CNR Rao and Prof MRD Merit Scholarships Award Ceremony

    PES University awarded scholarship amounting to Rs 3 crores and 15 lakhs to 4,558 meritorious students pursuing undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, design and business administration and postgraduate programs in engineering. The university considers scholarships as an important source of motivation for continued excellence. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Jawahar, Pro-chancellor felt that the event was a celebration of merit which is nurtured and cherished by the university since inception. He gave an overview of scholarship initiative at the institution, starting from an amount of Rs 14,000 to 14 students in 1991. Today, the awards include Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships, Prof MRD Merit Scholarships, Distinction Awards, Rural Student Scholarships, Huawei Scholarships, Higher Education Scholarships and Travel Grants. Travel grants are given to students for participation in conferences and technical competitions. Higher education scholarships that are given to top 10% of students within 24 months of graduating demonstrate the institution’s commitment to excellence in education. He announced that the university has budgeted for Rs. 10 crores of scholarships for the next academic year. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor observed that the purpose of education is about being good human beings. He pointed out that 70 students scored 10/10 and commended the faculty members for their efforts in guiding the students to excel. He reiterated the university’s commitment to the society and nation and shared the university’s undertaking of the renovation of 12 government schools in flood affected districts of Bagalkote, Chikkodi, Gadaga and Haveri. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati reflected on the changing face of research with inter-disciplinary approach and blurring of distinction between work of scientists and engineers becoming key to solving problems we face today. He opined that teachers are facilitators in the outcome based education that we see today. He looked forward to active role of engineers in enabling India to achieve developmental goals identified by United Nations. Sri S. R. Umashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Primary and Secondary Education, GoK was felicitated by the university for his guidance and contribution to able administration of education in the state. Sri Umashankar in his address called upon the students to pursue their passion, and being involved in what they do irrespective of the field, sector or job they choose. Distinguished guest, Sri Hari Vasudev, Country Head & Vice President - Technology, Walmart Labs applauded the efforts of the faculty in inspiring the students to excel in their field of study. He underscored the role of technology which he felt is not just about improving speed and capability but about improving lives by empowering people. According to him one should learn to learn and stay equipped to deal with the fast paced changes and innovations. Empathy is a quality that students should nurture he felt, as that would help them create great customer experiences as professionals and understand the needs of the society to be good human beings. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor in his welcome address introduced the dignitaries on the dais. Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. R Vasudevan Iyer, Controller of Examinations, presented the awardees. The occasion was a moment of pride for the meritorious students who were felicitated by the honourable guests and the management of the university.
  • Wins and presentations at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019

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

    Students of PES College of Pharmacy secured top ranks in pharmacy examination conducted by RGUHS for academic year 2018-19. Mitesh Bhansali and Simran Singhal jointly stood first in fourth semester, Ruqia Khanum stood sixth in fourth semester and Bhavana B R stood third in first semester of BPharma program.
  • Exciting events and keen contests mark Maaya 2019

    The tenth annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 with the theme Auro of Lights saw more than 2500 students participating in 31events and contests. The participants showcased their talent in technical, literary, fine arts, cultural and sports fields. Students from PESU RR, DCSE, Christ, RVCE, BMSCE and 35 other colleges competed in the contests judged by top notch experts in the concerned field. The festival of talent was inaugurated with the hoisting of the flag of Karnataka followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Former Chief Justice of Karnataka High court Mr. Nagmohan Das, actress Sawathi Nayak, Aniketh Jain, CEO Kalera and Dr. J. Surya Prasad, Director PES University EC Campus graced the occasion. An audience of more than 5000 witnessed the elaborate and spectacular extravaganza over the two days. Creative team of Maaya 2019 curated the events and contests which were appreciated by the visitors many of whom captured the memory in selfies. This was the first opportunity for the visitors to experience the amazing PESU EC Auditorium. Girish and Chronicles band and DJ sponsored by MTV Beats and VH1 enthralled the crowd. The10th annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 organised by PES University Electronic city campus was held on Nov 15-16 2019.
  • PES University Bangalore had organized a Symposium on Exploring Nobel Prized Thoughts: Musings on the 2019 Economics Nobel Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The National finals of ConQuizTador 2019 and the Bengaluru round, one of Karnataka’s most popular and anticipated high school quizzes, was held on 13th November 2019. The exhilarating Quiz contest witnessed a turnout of over 3000 students from Bengaluru and other cities across India. Questions covering a wide array of topics such as history, sports, entertainment, and science were posed to the students. The annual event was conducted by Quotient Quiz Club, the official quizzing forum of PES University. Winners of the regional rounds of ConQuizTador, which were conducted earlier in the year, came down to Bengaluru to face each other in the National Finals. The competition kicked off with the Bengaluru prelims, which comprised of a written round of 20 questions. Following this, were the Bengaluru Finals that witnessed intense and high stakes quizzing. After many close calls and good cracks, Sri Kumaran’s Children Home CBSE (SKCH) emerged the Bengaluru Champions. The team from BGS National Public School took the second place, while a team from The Amaatra Academy came in third place and moved on to the National Semi-Finals. This was followed by two eliminator rounds in which the regional champions battled it out to earn their spot in the Grand Finale. The teams from Mumbai, Mangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, and Kochi in addition to the three teams from Bengaluru made the best of their opportunities and moved on to the final round. The finals which followed was the high octane round that people have come to expect from the past editions. Three teams were in close competition for the Dr. MR Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence until the penultimate question. The teams from Mangalore, Delhi and the eventual winners had a tight race. Emotions ran high but the team from SKCH CBSE kept their cool to pull off a memorable win. The felicitation of all the finalists and the Bengaluru winners was presided over by Dr V Krishna, the Dean of Student Affairs, PES University, who gave away trophies and certificates to all the teams.
  • Industry visit to glass and crockery company

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

    Students of MCA program had two days of enriching sessions that prepared them for the academic rigour ahead by refreshing their approach to learning. The participants found the visit to Ravishankar Ashram, personality development sessions, group discussions, Yoga and quiz useful in support and direction for their regular learning. The program was organised by the Department of Computer Applications on Sept 20-21, 2019.
  • Workshop on whole genome sequence analysis held

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

    Rahul J Nechicattu secured third place in 11th All Japan Open Karate Championship. Rahul is a student of 7th semester of Mechanical engineering with PES University, EC campus. The sports championship was organised by the International Budo Karate Organization (IBKO) at Yokohama, Japan on Oct 12-13, 2019.
  • PES University collaborates with SBX Corporation

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

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

    Garvita Gulhati was selected as Ashoka Young Changemaker. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs, individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems. Garvita is a student of Electronics and Communication engineering.
  • Lecdem on mixology and career workshop held

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

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

    On the occasion of World Pharmacist Day students of PES College of Pharmacy organised a free health screening camp covering BP, Blood Sugar and BMI checks and patient counselling. The camp was conducted at Vivekananda Park, Bengaluru on 25 September, 2019.
  • IMC 2019 Lead program held

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PESIMSR Toppers/Distinction Holders: Congratulations to our 1st year MBBS Students 2014-15 batch, for excellent results in July/August 2015, Dr. NTRUHS Examinations.
  • 14th batch of MBBS Course at PESIMSR

    14th batch of MBBS Course at PESIMSR, Kuppam was inaugurated on 14/09/2015 for the academic year 2015-16. The function was presided by Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University, Ex MLC, Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Chief Guest was Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balekundri, Professor of Paediatric Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Bengalore. Being the 1st Women cardiologist of Karnataka and an inspirational orator, was the right person to motivate the young budding medical students. 19 distinction holders of 2013 batch of MBBS in 1st year, led by Mr. Dayasagar were awarded medals & Certificates. The function was attended by Dr. Roopa Suresh, Associate Medical Director, Dr. H R Krishna Rao, Principal, Dr. L Krishna, Medical Superintendent, Faculty Members, Staff, Students, Parents, Guests & invitees and well wishers.