Hon’ble Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK. Prof. M.R. Doreswamy appealed to all stakeholders, particularly the elected representatives and corporate sector to give momentum to development of government schools and help the government to deliver school education to all sections of society, not a privileged few. Although, 7 decades have elapsed since nation got independence, status of the government schools still demands proper infrastructure. Prof. M R Doreswamy said that since last year, this issue has gained momentum by adding new dimensions to school adoption policy such as; 1) adoption of 3/5/10 government schools by MLAs & MLCs/MPs/Universities and 2) adoption of government schools by higher educational institutions. About 3000 schools have recently been adopted by these new initiatives, first in the country; A social movement is necessary to cover the 30,000 needy schools in the next 2 years. Involvement of corporate and industrial sectors is envisaged to reach the target.
In this context, he appreciated the keen interest evinced by Hon’ble MLAs Sri. Ramalinga Reddy, Sri. V. Somanna and Sri Bandeppa Kashempur and Sri Chidananda, MLC and who have already commenced development of adopted schools. He paid rich tributes to Sri. Basavaraja Horatti, Hon’ble Chairperson, Legislative Council, Govt. of Karnataka for his kind intervention to convey the government’s request to join hands for development of government schools. He appealed to other elected representatives also to join the programme to help students from all sections across the state. Calling attention motions by Hon’ble MLAs Smt. Lakshmi Hebbalkar and Smt Soumya Reddy through illuminative questions and Sri Thippeswamy, Hon’ble MLC are silver lines indicating that the issue would gather momentum in the coming days. He thanked Smt Sudha Murthy, co-chairman, INFOSYS Foundation to offer digitalization of all government schools in Dharwad District. He also commended donation of 2000 desks to government schools in Dharwad distrit by Hon’ble union minister Sri Prahlad Joshi.
Prof. Doreswamy thanked Hon’ble chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa for including 2 of his recommendations 1) Development of schools studied by Jnanapeeta awardees from Karnataka and 2) Training all teachers and education department staff for the requirements of National Education Policy 2020.
Prof. Doreswamy called for effective utilization of Jal Jeevan Mission- Parihara programme funds on the lines of Telengana state which has achieved 100 % success in this regard. He cited the statement of Sri. K.S. Eshwarappa, Hon’ble minister for RDPR in the council that about 11,284 schools are yet to get separate toilets in the state.
Narrating his personal experiences while visiting government schools in Ramanagara, Chennapattana and Magadi Taluks, Prof. Doreswamy said that the quality of work undertaken under Parihara needs a relook by the government.
To address the above issues Prof. Doreswamy has constituted a state level advisory committee to monitor development of adopted schools. This measure would give valuable feedback as well as enhance stakeholder confidence towards this important initiative, he said.
Given the importance of value education to prepare the youth towards building a morally strong social fabric, Hon’ble Adviser is releasing a book with 35 stories contributed by teachers of PES Colleges.
Before addressing the press, Prof. Doreswamy had received valuable feedback from heads of 35 universities/autonomous colleges regarding the progress of developmental work taken by them. A state-wide tour is contemplated to take stock of the issues and make course corrections in action plan, Prof. Doreswamy said.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
I heartily congratulate Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, Hon’ble chief minister of Karnataka and Dr.K. Sudhakar Minister for Health and Family Welfare for successfully conducting the vaccination programme in the state to the appreciation of all stakeholders. With the momentum and efficiency at their best, I have no doubt that the state would be at the forefront of the vaccination drive, shortly.
In this context, it is highly necessary to consider all the teachers, from UG to PG, as Corona Warriors and provide vaccination facility to them on priority; this is highly essential since the state is at the very door steps of opening all the educational institutions and at this juncture it is necessary that the teachers should be primed with all support of which vaccination is a priority. This responsibility lies with the state government and all necessary help needs to be extended to teachers to perform to their full potential.
I request the Hon’ble chief minister to direct all the concerned ministries (health and education) to consider teachers as Corona Warriors to take appropriate action immediately.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
Team Ninaada of PES University organized Chords ’21 on March 6th 2021, in a spectacular fashion organized in its campus.
"Beat of the Ballad", produced by Team Ninaada, was a beautiful amalgamation of the different genres of music and was performed by 70 talented student performers from PES University, and was live-streamed via YouTube.
The event began with a soulful invocation presented by Nishanth Madhusudhan, with the lighting of the lamp by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr.V Krishna, Chancellor Prof. M. R Doreswamy, Vice-Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad, Registrar K.S Sridhar and world-famous drummer, Vidwan B.S Arunkumar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, the Chancellor of the University, expressed his deep sense of happiness on the event being organized by the student team of the University. He also mentioned that at a time when the fear of COVID-19 still prevails, a program of this nature and magnitude has come as a healer. He said that this should serve as a step towards getting back to normalcy. He heaped praises on the students of the University on their talent apart from academics as it’s very essential for students to involve themselves in co-curricular activities. He urged students to participate in more such activities for greater personal growth. He also pointed out that there is no substitute for offline classes by saying that presently, offline classes have been functioning effectively in all campuses of the University. He also stated that as Advisor on Educational Reforms to the Government of Karnataka, he has suggested that the Government reopen classes starting from the highest level and progressively come down to the lower classes in schools and colleges.
Vidwan B. S. Arunkumar began his speech by thanking the dignitaries and conveyed his gratitude to Team Ninaada for inviting him to be a part of Chords '21 and praised PESU for conducting this beautiful event.
The student performance started with “Pancharasa”, an emotional journey through the ragas to depict the story of a relationship. The five compositions, one “Hindustani”, three Carnatic and one original, was soulfully performed by Bangalore Nishanth and the team.
This was followed by an illustration to showcase the various dance forms pan-India. The culture and diversity of the country was displayed with great vigour that kept the audience engrossed and invoked a great sense of pride in the richness and grandeur of the culture of the nation.
The next segment featured a tribute to the Late S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. The songs were perfectly picked to depict his stellar career and to celebrate his contributions to the field of music. This recital was both poignant and joyous, glorifying his spectacular life, honouring, and immortalizing him.
The finale was marked by the entertaining Retro-to-Metro production, showcased by the extremely talented choir. The songs, strung together with care, flawlessly portrayed the evolution of Bollywood music through the years. This was the ultimate end to this exhilarating day.
Pranav Joshi, Co-Head of Ninaada, presented the Vote of Thanks, acknowledging and praising the efforts of the talented performers, the core team, the organizers and volunteers. He thanked the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. V. Krishna, whose unwavering support and guidance motivated and drove the entire event. The support and motivation of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Department Heads, teachers, support staff and PES University students was greatly appreciated and the event could not have been successful without their enterprise and the heartwarming response from the public.
At the outset, RSAT – A micro satellite designed by PES University that is one among the 18 Co-passenger Satellite in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) lifted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), at around 10.24 am.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University has congratulated all the mentors and students involved in designing the RSAT satellite on its successful launch. Further he said “I wholeheartedly applaud and appreciate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our Students and Faculty team led by Dr Sambhasiva Rao and Dr Nagendra in designing this RSAT”. I would like to draw all your attention that “It is coincidental that the launch of RSAT has been done on National Science Day and is it very rare to get such a memorable day for the launch.”
RSAT designed by PES University is officially named as Sindhunetra, an Indian technology demonstration satellite funded by Defence Research Development Organisation's (DRDO) research centre Imarat, Hyderabad to identify suspicious ships. It is considered as one of the important ships of PSLV. Sindhu Netra (RSAT) was injected successfully and signals were received from Sindhu Netra and Satellite is in good health. Till now Satellite is doing well and RSAT team of PES University is monitoring and controlling the Satellite.
PES University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HN Campus 50 feet road Hanumanthanagar Bengaluru-560050 organized Inauguration of classes for I B.Pharm, I Pharm.D & I M.Pharm 2020-2021 on Saturday 16 th January 2021 at Prof.MRD Auditorium, PES University, 100 feet ring road, BSK III Stage Hosakerehalli, Bengaluru-560085.
Sri Sreenath R.N – Depty General Manager- Corporate and strategic planning, KAPL Bengaluru was the Chief Guest & Sri Harish.K.Jain- Director Embiotic Laboratories (P) LTD, Bengaluru was the Guest of Honor.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Ex-MLC, Advisor, Educational reforms GoK, Hon’ble chancellor PES University. Founder Chairman, PES Institutions, Bengaluru presided over the function. The dais was occupied by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, PES University Dr. Surya Prasad.J & Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HN Campus Dr.J.Saravanan.
The Chief Guest Sri Sreenath R.N being Alumnus of PES College of Pharmacy way back in 1989 was very happy to share his experience with august gathering. He emphasized the budding students to know what they are studying? Why are they studying? He suggested the students to focus on core fundamentals and its application as a must. He motivated the students by saying they have chosen the right course at right time at right institution as Pharmacy is in the forefront globally.
Sri Harish.K.Jain - the Guest of Honor congratulated the entire budding pharmacist for having chosen noble pharmacy profession and that too in legendary institution. The Guest of Honor enlightened the gathering sharing the current Indian Pharma scenario worldwide where we have 20% share value in terms of volume and only 3% in terms of Indian economy. This could be increased up the value ladder by adopting innovative Drug Approach, New Drug Entity, biologicals etc. He stressed on value addition such as to make great friends, help friends, make networks, play sports etc.
Hon’ble Chancellor Dr.M.R.Doreswamy was full of vigor and enthusiasm. In his presidential address, he earnestly requested the students as well as faculty to always follow the 3 L’s – Life Long Learning. Prof.MRD spoke about New Educational Policy which gives impetus on skill development programs. New Educational Policy wants job creators and not job seekers. He made the students to take oath to aim high, to receive scholarships, to have an overall development such as oratory skill, writing skill, debate etc. He was very happy to inaugurate pharmacy classes on the day of break through, where Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi Inaugurated the launch of world’s largest COVID vaccination program. He concluded his talk by promising that PES University will not only be on par with renowned universities of USA but also go one step forward with respect to research facilities, faculty, ambience, infrastructure etc.
Dr. M.R. Doreswamy has succeeded in giving a big push to the government's school adoption policy, first by getting the nod of the legislature in the budget session of 2020-21 for all the MLAs to adopt 3 government schools for development under the Legislators’ Area Development scheme. In his press release, Dr. Doreswamy, Education Advisor, GoK has said that the scheme is now wider acceptance with all the MLCs (3 schools), MPs (5 schools) and Rajyasabha members (5 schools) coming forward to adopt schools for development in their respective constituencies. The press release also says that 25 universities (both state and private) has adopted 10 government schools each, thus taking the scheme across different sections of society.
Even reputed cine artists have agreed to participate in the scheme. This social recognition has prompted Dr. M.R. Doreswamy to seek the participation of 200 reputed IT companies to leverage school education services by adopting government schools commensurate with their preeminent status.
Dr. Doreswamy has appealed to all philanthropists to contact 080-22133678 for any logistic support needed.
At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT-2020 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2020-21. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2020 during Aug 1 – Aug 20, 2020.
A 10-point Anti-COVID SOPs was formulated by PES for the safe conduct of PESSAT-2020 across the country.
PESSAT-2020 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test despite the prevailing circumstances. Over 16,800 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2020 was conducted at 31 centres across India.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and Adviser on Educational Reforms (Cabinet Rank), Govt. of Karnataka felicitated the top 3 rankers of PESSAT-2020 with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media on 7th September 2020.
The first rank is bagged by Ms. Kavya Bhat, student of National Public School, HSR Layout, Bangalore, the second rank is bagged by Mr. Rakshith M, student of RV PU College, Jayanagar, Bangalore and the third rank is bagged by Ms. Sinchana Kumbale, student of Sri Kumarans Children’s Home, Mallasandra, Bangalore.
The first round of PESSAT counseling will be held on September 18th, 19th and 20th at PES University and also at 19 other cities across the country for the selection of seats of all B.Tech programs (CSE, ECE, ME, EEE, CE and BT).
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As India, one of the largest democracies in the world celebrates its 74th Independence Day today, Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor led the PES University in celebrating the occasion by unfurling the national flag at the OAT of PES University Campus and singing the national anthem.
Every year PESUians flock together to celebrate the occasion with great zeal and excitement. This year, however, the grand celebrations were scaled down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to the safety protocols laid down by the Central and State Government.
The 74th Independence Day ceremony was organised with a virtual twist. Ensuring that the fervour of patriotism lives on, this year, PES University telecasted the flag hoisting ceremony and the Independence Day address live on Microsoft Teams. PESUians viewed the proceeding live from their homes. The PES University management had generated a Microsoft Teams link and asked all its stakeholders to watch the flag hoisting ceremony on its University premises.
Delivering his 29th Independence Day Speech Prof Jawahar highlighted the past year's achievements, raised important issues and called for further development of the University. Speaking about the pandemic, he was hopeful to get things back to normal at the earliest. He also mentioned that the University would do everything possible to assure the safety of the stakeholders on campus and at the same time maintain quality education to its students. The Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor addressed the students about the academic activities, calendar of events during the pandemic.
Prof. Ajoy Kumar - Chief Operating Officer, Prof. J Suryaprasad - Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K S Sridhar - Registrar, Deans and Chairpersons took part in the celebrations.
PESSAT 2020, the online entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program will be held, starting from July 25 and concluding on August 9, 2020, at over 35 test centers across India. PES University will comply with all the safety regulations prescribed by the Govt in the conduction of the PESSAT 2020 online test. PES University’s PESSAT entrance test enjoys tremendous following among students from across the country who are keen on embarking on a career in engineering with PES University. The university is making all the efforts to ensure that the aspiring students do not miss out on the academic opportunities due to the prevalent situation. PES University requests the students to take all the measures for staying safe and wishes the candidates the very best in their academic career ahead.