Mahatma Gandhi is an apostle of “Satya and ahimsa”. They were two socio-political weapons he used in achieving his goals. His Principles, ideals and teachings still have universal relevance said Dr. M R Doreswamy while addressing more than 30,000 PESUians online in his address on “Gandhi Jayanthi”. He appealed to all PESUians to take the lead in imbibing the principles and values of Gandhi in personal, social and professional life. The name of Mahatma Gandhi ji transcends the bounds of race, religion and nations and has emerged as the prophetic voice of the 21st century. The world remembers Gandhi not just for his passionate adherence to the practice of truth and non-violence, but as the benchmark against which we test ourselves and fellow beings in personal, social and professional life.
Rotaract club of PES University, hosted a "Mega Blood Donation Camp" on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October 2021 at PES University campus. Blood donation is a service to mankind. Millions need blood owing to some medical condition and their only hope remains with volunteer blood donors. Every day, numerous blood transfusions take place and save millions of lives all over the world. It not only benefits the needy, but also enhances the health of the donor. That's precisely the motive behind the camp.
The camp inauguration was graced by honourable DG Fazal Mahmood, District Governor, RI 3190 district. We were glad to have our esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr. J Surya Prasad, Registrar, Dr. K S Sridhar, Dean- Student Affairs, Dr. V Krishna, Rtn. Rohit Nagesh, President- Rotary Bangalore Banashankari and Rtn. Taranath D M, Secretary- Rotary Bangalore Banashankari at the inauguration ceremony. This selfless drive was in collaboration with Rotary Bangalore Banashankari and other sister clubs who gave their best to make the event a grand success. It gave us all a sense of responsibility and a sincere gesture towards the society.
The event spanned from 8am to 5pm on 2nd October and we are proud to have received almost 250 units of blood from students of PES University and the general public among various age groups. We, Rotaractors celebrate every individual who volunteered to donate blood for the needy. Every donor was awarded with a certificate and T-shirt as a token of appreciation. We also thank Sanjeevni blood bank, Doctors for their immense support to help us achieve this feat. Through our small gesture, we were successful in spreading awareness among youngsters, adults and old age groups to regularly donate and serve humanity.
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.
Bootstrap is an interesting and enriching introduction to the world of engineering which has proved to be effective in kindling a serious interest in machines and processes. The five-day program from September 27 to October 1, 2021 has skill building sessions on mechanical and electrical engineering, electronics, design thinking and social awareness.
One takes the switches, plugs and appliances for granted and never attempts to rectify them when they stop working. Understanding how it all works and handling it can make repair and maintenance an easy task. The two-wheelers and four-wheelers are complex machines but one can make a beginning in understanding it by handling the minor tasks which are essential for their smooth working. Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving which helps a student develop practical innovative solutions for difficult problems. This process focuses on need finding, understanding, creating, thinking, and executing. Students are also educated on the need to volunteer for social activities apart from academics. Students learn to empathize, help the under privileged and feel a sense of gratitude when helped.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said that at PES University students are given more hands on exposure than just theoretical concepts. This makes them to apply skill set acquired during their study duration to real world problems. Apart from this social awareness which is an integral part of an education system, is being imbibed in the youth from day one so that they will be able to contribute more to the society.
Mr. Praveen Sinha, Principal Architect, Palo Alto Networks, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Addressing the students of Batch 2021-22, Mr Praveen said that parents can be rest assured that their wards are in the right hands. Further, he motivated the students to revisit once in a while from where they started their career so that they get to know how much of progress has taken place.
In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University narrated 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 discriminating factors that make PES Unique are Quality and value based education, learning environment with best teachers and supporting infrastructures, mentor system, placement opportunities and merit scholarships. He highlighted on the significance of attracting talented industry professionals to join academia for teaching which has also been aptly said by the New Education Policy. There by establishing a strong bondage between industry and academia as this is the need of the hour. He called upon the aspirant engineers to follow great personalities like Sri M Visvesvaraya. He said PES is in the verge of celebrating its Golden Jubilee during the year 2022. He added that PES is coming up with a medical college with a 300 bedded super speciality hospital that would cater to the needs of 100 villages in and around electronic city with the affordable medical charges.
Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. The dignitaries distributed the Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD Merit scholarships to the awardees. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University were present on the occasion.
The inauguration function was followed by detailed orientation by Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor
Inauguration and orientation of First Year Classes for B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharma programs 2021-22 was held at the PES University campus. Dr. Pradipkumar Thaker, Country Head and Vice President, Marvell Semiconductors inaugurated the program. Dr. Kumar while addressing the students stated that success for achieving in life is different for different people. The students should hear to their inner voice. He said that the world is in a challenging situation, with Covid19 pandemic having affected everybody at a different level. The positive side of the crisis is the transformation of the virtual platform and digital connection. In the coming days, there will be more of artificial intelligence and machine learning that will facilitate everything. Innovation can facilitate the execution of business realities and it is the key to success to entrepreneurship. A relentless mission is important to fulfill the vision. Students and professionals should have the integrity to succeed in their life.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar lauded the city of Bangalore for its salubrious climate and the people which it is attracting from all parts of the country. It is also called the Silicon city as it houses a vast number of industries. He said that among 200 nations in the world, India stands out for its culture. Even during COVID India was able to produce its own vaccine to protect the citizens which is a remarkable achievement.
In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University spoke on the need for industry professionals joining academics and involving teaching activity in the New education policy should attract talented people to teaching and a closer relationship between industry and academia is the need of the hour. PES built a tradition of recognizing merit. And has so far has given Rs. 35 Crores as scholarship since the inception of the University. remembering that PES stands number one in placements in Karnataka amongst 210 Engineering colleges. 1458 students are placed already from the eligible list of 1550 students with the highest compensation being Rs. 1.5 Crore/annum. Dr. Doreswamy added that the new students should have Sir M. Visvesvaraiah as their role model to achieve success in life. Every student should be an asset, not only to his family but also to the nation. He urged students not only to be job seekers but also job providers or entrepreneurs. PES through its PESU venture labs is funding Close 1.5 Crores for those passionate in becoming entrepreneurs and start their new venture.
PES University Vice-Chancellor Dr. J. Suryaprasad welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. The dignitaries distributed the CNR Rao merit scholarships to the awardees. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University were also present on the Occasion.
Teachers' Day Wishes from Hon’ble Chancellor
Dear Teacher Colleagues,
I join all of you to rededicate ourselves to empower Nation through meaningful education.
“Education is Empowerment”
My heartfelt appreciation for all of you for Choosing this noble profession.
Dr. M R DORESWAMY
Hon’ble Chancellor, PES University.
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.
PES University organized the 75th year of independence of the Country on its Campus.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor offered floral tribute to the life-size Statue of the Sri Mahatma Gandhi installed in the campus. He stressed the need to educate the present day students on the life and preaching of Sri Mahatma Gandhi and insisted on having a subject on the father of the Nation to be mandatorily taken up by all students. This will instil culture in students in addition to learning technology as he believed that knowledge on technology can be best used only with good culture.
Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor hoisted the tricolor flag in the presence of Prof. J Suryaprasad – Vice Chancellor, Prof. K S Sridhar – Registrar along with Deans and Chairpersons of various Programs.
Later the Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor addressed the students online. The Pro Chancellor addressed the students on Teaching-Learning process and also apprised the students on commencement of Regular classes by offline, blended and on-line mode starting from August 23, 2021. The Vice-Chancellor presented to the students various updates on the University.
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.
With Karnataka’s capital feeling the big surge in Covid-19 cases, PES University has volunteered to provide free delivery of cooked meals for the families of patients and needy struggling with food insecurity during the government imposed JANATA CURFEW.
The service was started from day one of the JANATA CURFEW in the State with prohibitory orders in place which resulted in lockdown like restrictions in restaurants, hotels and road side eateries.
PES University took up the task of providing hot and delicious meals to the family of the patient’s admitted at various hospitals in city particularly Jayadeva, Victoria, Vanivilas, Sanjay Gandhi, Nimhans, Rajarajeswari hospitals.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University took this novel initiative of providing fresh meals to the patient’s families. Till date over 3500 people have been fed in the “meals drive” undertaken by the University. Dr. M R Doreswamy mentioned that the Drive will continue until the JANATA CURFEW ends.
As per the directions of Dr M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor, PES University a full day Vaccination Drive was organized on PES University campus in association with Excelcare Hospital on April 8, 2021. Faculty and staff members aged 45 years and above, got benefited by this drive. The stakeholders who took vaccination were under observation for 30 minutes in special rooms designated for the purpose.
All the stakeholders expressed their happiness for receiving the Vaccine shot at the workplace. Earlier to this drive few staff members had also got vaccinated at Excelcare Hospital.
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.
The auditions for the music club of PESU ECC selected the members of bands in three different genres, The Clefhangers, in Acapella, Shaken not Stirred in Western music, and Swantantraka in Indian classical. The auditions held on Zoom on Jan 29, 2012 selected fourteen talented musicians for the three bands.
The celebrations at the PES University’s HN campus got underway with a cultural program consisting of group song, group dance, speeches by students of commerce, PUC, polytechnic and pharmacy streams that brought forth the spirit of India. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University unfurled the national flag and in his thought provoking address highlighted the importance of rights and liberties mentioned in our constitution. He took pride in the fact that ours is the most exhaustive, written and the best constitution in the world and looked forward to students learning from the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
On the occasion of the 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, PES University celebrated the day by garlanding the statue of Gandhiji installed in the campus. The Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, key officers, faculty and staff of the University paid floral tributes to Gandhiji.
Dr. M R Doreswamy speaking on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi at S-VYASA University said that the entire world is paying tribute on this day to the most celebrated son of India.
On this day one needs to introspect why only Gandhi is a Mahatma while there are many individuals rendering yeomen services to the country in many wonderful professions such as lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers etc, His legacies of Truth and Non-violence have left a lasting imprint on the collective consciousness of human civilization.
He is a Mahatma because he got independence for the country using these twin ‘weapons’, not waging a war or with bloodshed. He was aware that violence begets violence and adopted a unique method of protest against foreign rule which was the essence of our great Indian culture. Use of peaceful non-cooperation (satyagraha), he stabilized the Independence movement for years and ultimately got independence to India.
His life was a message - a message of peace over power, of finding ways to reconcile our differences, and of living in harmony with respect and love even for our enemies. Gandhiji can be considered the most modern political thinker India has ever had. He shines like a luminous star in the galaxy of intellectuals, reformers and leaders.
Gandhi transformed the Indian National Congress party from “Class party to Mass party” i.e. inclusion of all sections of society in the party he added. He recalled that “Gandhiji was telling that means is as important as end”, He also said that Gandhi's leadership role was extremely complex. Knowing that violence only begets violence, he began practicing passive resistance, Satyagraha. His achievements were nothing less than miracles.
Mahatma Gandhi was an icon of simplicity in life style – dress, food and choosing a dress of the poorest Indian, which he even wore when he went to England for the Round Table Conference in 1931 on the invitation of Winston Churchill the then Prime Minister of UK. There many social experiments he conducted as part of the independence movement; two noteworthy are the Swadeshi Movement to encourage boycott of British goods march from Dandi and the famous salt. However today, it is sad that the country is steeped in corruption, countless scams, criminal charges, self-centric and selfishness of people representatives. There is an urgent need to rediscover Gandhian principles.
Prof. Doreswamy called upon all Universities to celebrate Jayantis in a meaningful way like what S-VYASA is doing today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and join hands with the Government’s initiative of adopting Government Schools in the State. He called upon “S-VYASA” to sign MoU with the State Government for introducing YOGA in all government schools.
Dr. H R Nagendram the Chancellor of S-VYASA University thanked Dr. M R Doreswamy for having accepted the invitation and rendering a wonderful message, befitting the occasion.. He agreed to extend full support from S-VYASA University to Government initiatives. He recalled how YOGA being introduced to WORLD from “Then Narendra (i.e. Swami Vivekananda) to Now Narendra (i.e. our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji) and conceptualization of “International Yoga Day”.
Dr. B R Ramakrishna Vice-Chancellor, SVYASA University in his brief introduction of the Chief Guest Dr M R Doreswamy said that “Dr M R Doreswamy is real yogi who has contributed immensely towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat through his untiring service in the education sector. The virtues of Dama i.e Self Restraint, Dana i.e. Charity or giving and Daya i.e. Compassion are being practiced by Dr. MRD from the past five decades and in this sense he is a true yogi he added.
The current pandemic scenario has ushered in not only online modes of learning but also online hiring, training, joining and on-boarding. PES University students of BTech program from the graduating class of 2020 received 1185 offers with the highest compensation offered touching 49.75 lakhs per annum. 321 students secured compensation ranging from 12 lakhs per annum to 35 lakhs per annum. Microsoft, Atlassian, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Intuit, Morgan Stanley, PWC, Citrix, Mercedes Benz and other industry leaders visited the campus. The job offers to the batch of 2020, PESUians through campus drives do not indicate delayed joining dates. A leading global application performance management (APM) and IT operations analytics (ITOA) company was the first firm to start off e-hiring. Ms. Bharani Ujjaini Kempaiah, Mr. Viraj C Bukitagar and Mr. Akash Mukhopadhyay of Computer Science and Engineering bagged the offers with CTC of 39.2 lakhs per annum. They have also been offered internships with stipend of Rs. 75,000/- per month. PES University has been chosen by Mercedes Benz for a unique program titled “Mercedes in Mechanical” exclusively for girl students to encourage girls to enrol in Mechanical Engineering discipline. Under this program the selected girl students receive an annual scholarship of Rs 1 Lakh from the second year onwards. They are offered internships with the company during the final year leading to full time offers. PES University with a motto of Education for Real World and focus on academic excellence continues to be a preferred institution of leading global and Indian technology companies for recruiting engineering talent.
The National Librarian’s Day in India, is celebrated in remembrance of National Professor of Library Science, Dr. S R Ranganathan, who spearheaded library development in India. Central Library, PES University celebrated the Librarians’ Day on the occasion of Dr. S R Ranganathan’s 128th Birth Anniversary. Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, offered floral tributes to the statue of Dr. S R Ranganathan in the function held on Aug 12, 2020.
The International Yoga Day was celebrated at PES University in virtual mode. Over 60 yoga enthusiasts participated online on a video platform, some of them were joined by family members. A demo video was shared with the registered participants before the event. 21 Surya-Namaskaras each comprising 12 asanas were followed by 10 minutes of Shavaasana. Mr. Santosh Katti and Ms. Deepthi, Asst. Professors from the Department of MCA, anchored the event. The event hosted by the Department of MCA was held on June 21, International Yoga Day.
The Clefhangers team won first place in the acoustic event called 'Voodoo Crew' at Cultura 20. The Clefhangers are the acapella faction which is about singing unaccompanied by musical instruments, of the PESUECC Music club. The team includes Sahana V K, Aratrika Ray, Reshma P Roy, Chinmaya Ravi, Sai Krupanandan, Samson Antony, Sagar Somsaale. Cultura 20, the techno-cultural fest popular among the Bangalore student community was organised by CMRIT and was held on Mar 7, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to understand an expert’s perspective on software quality. Mr. V Mani who leads the Metrics team in IBM Quality shared his insights about Software Quality drawing on his deep expertise in process models. He shared insights about software quality definition and assurance, quality metrics, and defect management. The online guest lecture organised by the department of MCA was held on April 9, 2020.
In a recent industry trend, many retail companies are showing a preference for hospitality graduates. Mr. Vivek Jothiani, Business Head – Operations, SPAR India, a PES alumnus of 2008 batch of hospitality program, explained how such students are groomed and their attitude is tuned to fit well with the opportunities in the retail sector. The guest lecture delivered online on PES University’s video platform on April 10, 2020 was accessed by the students of BHEM program from their homes.
The Department of MCA, during the time of Nation-wide lockdown, has shown a gesture of one-ness. All the staff members and students along with their family members, participated in the call made by our Prime Minister Modiji, to light up lamps/Diyas on 5th April 2020 at 9 pm for 9 minutes.
In the time of social-distancing, all the staff members, students and their family members came together on the digital platform to express their gratitude towards the Doctors for their selfless service in this pandemic season.
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 cultural festival brought together young would-be pharmacists from around fifteen Pharmacy colleges in and outside Karnataka for the inauguration of the cultural fest. The function witnessed the gracious presence of Mrs. Vani Harikrishna – music composer, music director and playback singer and Dr J Suryaprasad - Vice Chancellor, PES University. Dr M R Doreswamy Ex.MLC
Advisor (Education Reforms), Government of Karnataka, Chancellor, PES University presided over the function. 14 students who secured RGUHS overall rank in the academic year 2018-19 of B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D and Pharm.D-PB were felicitated by the esteemed guests with gold medals. Fathima Beevi Award comprising of a gold medal was awarded to Ms. Simran Singhal for academically best outgoing B.Pharm student by Sami Labs Ltd. II B.Pharm Class topper Ms. Varalakshmi S and III B.Pharm Class topper Ms. Manasa R were felicitated with K. Shamanna Award. Chief Guest, Mrs Vani was very happy on seeing girl students bagging most of the awards and earnestly requested the male community to support and encourage ladies to flourish in their chosen fields. She mesmerised the audience with her soulful voice. Dr. M R Doreswamy congratulated the rank holders, class toppers and distinction holders. In his talk, he emphasised that participation in co-curricular activities is of utmost importance which adds a new dimension to the overall personality of an individual. He stressed on the three qualities of Focus, Effort and Dedication which transforms an individual into an achiever. He mentioned the pivotal role played by him as an MLC by suggesting to the then Health Minister to include Pharmacy program into CET. He concluded his talk by mentioning that placement is inseparable from PES Institutions and 100% placements have been provided to all Pharma Graduates. Aspiration 2020 was hosted by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HN Campus, PES University on 13th March 2020 at Dr M.R.D Silver Jubilee Auditorium on the campus.
Members of the Music Club in collaboration with CMS and Aatmatrisha performed the chartbuster songs of the country’s top singers. Rohan Ajay, Nalin Saxena, Lakshmi Narayan, Satvik Nath, Yoshitha and Manasa Upadhyaya regaled the audience with their versions at the OAT on Feb 26, 2020.
The 25 th anniversary of Uday Shankar Ballet and Dance Festival was organised by Shruthi Mandal at Jaipur, Rajasthan, on 26 th February 2020. The event was organised in memory of Sri. Uday Shankar, the legend of Indian Dance and choreographer, Padma Vibhushan awardee and Sangeet Nataka Akademi award winner. It is our pride to announce that, Ms. Chaitra, from 2 nd semester MCA, presented her Kuchipudi dance performance during the event, representing Shambhavi School of Dance Ensemble. Ms. Chaitra is practicing the art for 15 years.
The 7th of March saw Aatmatrisha 2020’s Pro Nite, the most awaited and anticipated day in the Aatmatrisha calendar. Pro Nites of the previous years have seen artists such as Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Shekhar & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, but this year was the first time we had such an electrifying duo, the famous Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and Indian Rock Fusion band Thaikuddam Bridge. The show took off at 6pm with the Thaikudam Bridge performing energetic numbers and making the crowd cheer with excitement. This band guaranteed the audience not one moment of silence. The whole crowd sang along in merriment and enjoyment. After this amazing performance Benny Dayal took the stage at 7.30pm and lit it on fire with the most amazing songs. The crowd danced from the very beginning to the end. He sang songs from every decade and audiences sang with him automatically.These artists guaranteed an unforgettable performances well past sunset. All together it was a festival that everyone will remember for their lifetime.
The first day of Aatmatrisha 2020 opened with a bang. An approximate crowd of 4000 people had come to participate in a wide spectrum of events that Team Aatmatrisha had to offer. Every nook and corner of college was decorated impeccably by the Creative team. That is not all, at about 6pm on the Mainstage the band 'To Be Decided' kick started Aatmatrisha 2020's Culnite. Followed by a Fashion walk by the Fashion Team of PES University. The Music club performed a set of songs and ended with the Official Aatmatrisha song composed by the team.Team Trance, Sanskriti and Encore lit the stage on fire and entertained the crowd for approximately an hour. To end it all off Dr. V Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs went up on stage to introduce the Core team to the vast crowd of about 5000 students. The night ended with a DJ performance.
Team Aatmatrisha promised a night that would be remembered and delivered.
Aatmatrisha 2020 was officially inaugurated on the 5th of March at 5:20 pm with the opening ceremony being held in the Dr.M R Doreswamy auditorium at PES University. The event begun with a soulful invocation by Rashmi, a student at PESU.
Dr. V Krishna presented a heartful and enthusiastic welcome address where he spoke about the phenomenon that AT is.
The dignitaries then went on to invoke the blessing of the lord by lighting the lamp.
The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. Keremane Shivananda Hegde, the presiding chief guest of the event. He motivated the gathering and spoke about the pristine art that Yakshagana is.
Next, Dr.M R Doreswamy took the stage to speak a few words about the event where he enlightened the crowd with his words of wisdom.
The music video of the fest was launched next. Needless to say, it was well received by all in the audience.
The event concluded with a mind blowing Yakshagana performance by Shree Keremane Shivananda Hegde.
The event left everyone feeling good and excited about the two days of Aatmatrisha yet to come
It is rightly said that there is no age of being an achiever, this thought rightly imposes on Dr. M.R Doreswamy who recently proved his efficiency in the field of education by getting appointed as the Advisor- Education Reforms, Govt. of Education. The educationist who pursued excellence in the field of education, Dr. Doreswamy, was conferred by our Honorable Chancellor Dr. P Shyama Raju on his February 29, 2020 for being one of the greatest pillars in the education systems and Indian society.
The ceremony was attended by all the dignitaries of REVA University along with the guest dignitary who is one of the pillars of REVA University but makes his presence rare, Dr. Shridhar Mitta, Advisory Board Member and of course our Guest of the day, Dr. M.R Doreswamy.
The felicitation ceremony commenced with the huge applause and introduction of the star of the day Dr. M.R Doreswamy by our Vice-Chancellor, Dr. S Y Kulkarni who left no stone untouched to spread the words of appreciation for the guest of the event.
Dr. M.R Doreswamy thanked REVA for giving him so much respect and then appreciated Dr. P Shyama Raju for his continuous effort from the ground level. Dr. Doreswamy then spoke about his journey which he started as a teacher and today also if he gets an opportunity, he never misses and loves to teach. He added, “I taught for more than 40 years and my subject was Economics”. He also advised the faculty of REVA University to enjoy their teaching and students should also enjoy learning. Dr Doreswamy clearly stated that he was stunned by the progress and leap steps taken by REVA University which has in so short a time period soared high. He stated clear that REVA must focus on international partnerships and invite faculty and students from abroad to come and study in the mini USA campus created by Dr P Shyama Raju.
He concluded his speech by saying that a person should never forget 3 Ms in life – Mother who is a personification of god, Mother Tongue and Mother Land. Also, appreciated Bangalore city as being the most employable and education-oriented city.
Dr. P Shyama Raju, Chancellor, REVA University, thanked Dr. M.R Doreswamy for being so kind and appreciating REVA. He also made it clear that REVA has already invited students from Universities abroad and as a practice, students from select countries are trained at REVA UIIC and another cohort of students from Universities in the UK and Spain will be attended the Summer Schools offered by REVA School of Architecture and School of Performing Arts. The event was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Shubha, Director, Commerce and Management.
March 4 saw a fun filled and culturally enriching day at PES University. As a part of the Maatrubhasha Diwas celebrations 'Nammane Sangeetha' which included Meghana Bhat, Rashmi Shashank, Shashank Kalamanji and Pancham Halabandi on the vocals.
They were accompanied by Punyesh on keyboard Maruti tabla and Umaprasad on rythm pad andcoordinated by Prof. Chidambara Kalamanji performed a compilation of Kannada songs from all genres for two hours. The event which started at 2:10pm started with Dr. V Krishna giving a welcome address highlighting the greatness of Kannada. Later Dr. Chidambara Kalamanji and troupe took over for an absolutely energising performance. The event was attended by many faculty of the PES University Ring Road Campus. The event was also graced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad. The event went up to almost 5:00pm. Students and faculty alike were up on their toes and sang to the numbers played by the troupe.
PES University, on the 28th of February hosted comedy's rising star, winner of Comicstaan, Akash Gupta for an evening of standup comedy. With countless laughs and hilarious comical anecdotes from Akash's life, the event was a massive success. Akash captivated the audience with his original and observational brand of humour.
The event began with an opening act by PES University's very own comedy group, the BisibeleBois, an emerging improv team in the Bangalore circuit.The group started their interactive bit 'Movie Masala' at 4:15pm and the bit ran up to 4:50pm.
Akash performed to a sold out auditorium who absolutely loved his comedy. Geeta, a fresher said "I've been to many stand-up performances. Akash has been the best so far. Unapologetically observant, the man is".
The event concluded at 6:00pm with a standing ovation from the entire audience and a token of appreciation was presented to Akash by McDonald's India. With an audience of 1600 people, we would term the Comedy Evening with Aakash Gupta a grand success.
A fantastic start to the fun that's about to go down at Aatmatrisha 2020.
From left to right (above) Mr B Ganesh, Manager, University Collaboration Team, Nokia, Dr V Krishna, Dean Student Affairs, Dr TSB Sudarshan, Dean Research, Dr KS Sridhar, Registrar, Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice Chancellor, Ms Ponni, University Collaboration lead, Nokia, Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Dept of ECE, Dr B.K. Keshavan , Dean Engineering & Technology, Prof M Rajasekar, Nokia Faculty Champion, Dept of ECE, PES University
PES University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nokia Solutions & Networks, Bangalore, India for collaborating with Nokia for various technology-related activities in various domains of mutual interest. PES University has been a preferred University partner for Nokia over several years in the past and has now formally reinforced this association through an MoU. Some of the planned activities of interest to students and faculty range from visits to some of Nokia’s largest research labs in Bangalore, Internships opportunities, working on cutting-edge research projects, Credit-courses within PES campus, Tech-talks in the campus, opportunities to participate in various University related activities held at Nokia to full-time recruitment opportunity for students. Both Vice Chancellor, PES University and the Nokia University Collaboration Lead (& the Mobile Networks Telco cloud & SRN Lead) expressed their enthusiasm to support & promote various academic activities of mutual interest. From PES University the MoU was signed by Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice Chancellor, PES University & Dr Anuradha M, Chairperson, Department of ECE. Ms Ponni, Nokia University Collaboration Lead and Mr Rajesh Krishna, Nokia Bangalore Technology Center Controller signed on behalf of Nokia Solutions & Networks, India.
ಪ್ರತಿನಿತ್ಯ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ನಾವು ಬಳಸದೆ ಇರುವುದು ಸುಮಾರು ಎರಡೂವರೆ ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯು ಕಾಲಾನುಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆದ೦ತೆಲ್ಲಾ ಅನೇಕ ಏರು-ಪೇರು ಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದ್ದರೂ
ಕೂಡ ಇ೦ದಿಗೂ ಕೂಡ ತನ್ನ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊ೦ಡು ಬ೦ದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. ಇ೦ತ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ೦ತ ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಮು೦ದಿನ ಪೀಳಿಗೆಗೂ ಬೋಧಿಸುವ ಹಾಗೂ ತಿಳಿಸುವ ಜವಬ್ದಾರಿ ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲದ್ದರಾಗಬೇಕು ಎ೦ದು ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಕುಲಪತಿಗಳಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಜೆ. ಸೂರ್ಯಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ವಿಶ್ವ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷಾ ದಿನದ ಅ೦ಗವಾಗಿ ದಿನಾ೦ಕ ೨೦/೦೨/೨೦೨೦ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ ರ೦ದು ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ ಸಿಟಿ ಕ್ಯಾ೦ಪಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊ೦ಡು ಬೇರೆ ಯಾವ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದಾಗ ಆಗುವ ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕಿ೦ತ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದ ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಅನುಭವವೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಾರ್ಯಪ್ರವೃತ್ತಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎ೦ದು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ತಾಯಿ,ತಾಯ್ನಾಡು ಹಾಗೂ ತಾಯ್ಭಾಷೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಸದಾ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಹೊ೦ದಿರಬೇಕೆ೦ದು ಇ೦ತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ವರ್ಷಾಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿರದೆ ಪ್ರತಿದಿನದ ಆಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿರಬೇಕೆ೦ದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಅಪರ ಕುಲಪತಿಗಳಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಬಿ.ಎಸ್ ನಾಗೇ೦ದ್ರ ಪರಾಶರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರಾ೦ಶುಪಾಲರಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಸುಭಾಶ್ ಎಸ್ ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ ಮತ್ತಿತರರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.
ಇದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಹಲವಾರು ಸಾ೦ಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಗಾನವಿ ಎ೦ಬ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿಯು ತಮ್ಮ ಭರತ ನಾಟ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆದರು. ಹಾಗೂ ಇತರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಕಿರು ನಾಟಕಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬಗೆ ಜಾಗೃತಿಯನ್ನು ಮೂಡಿಸಿದರು
Rasa Prashne 2019, quiz program for school children from Vajarahalli, Srinagar, Veerabhadranagar, Tataguni, Muthurayanagar was organised by the students in the Biotechnology department. Three rounds of quiz were conducted on general knowledge, literature and sports and entertainment. The winners were felicitated with books and gifts. The program was held on the campus on Jan 18, 2020.
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.
A candle light procession marked the celebration of the year of The Nurse and the Midwife 2020 and 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale at PES. The staff and students of PES College of Nursing and Nursing staff of PESIMSR Hospital held the candles with pride and respect as they walked the distance. The programme created awareness on global challenges of nurses and discussed the importance of nursing profession globally. Dr.Y.J.Visweswara Reddy, Emeritus Prof & Advisor of PESCON and Dr.J.Balalakshmi, Principal, PES College of Nursing & PESIMSR Hospital Nursing Superintendent graced the occasion held on January 28, 2020.
The launch event of Samarpana with the unfurling of the banner atop F Block featured performances by Music Club and Team Sanskriti. As a tribute to the brave Indian soldier's, Samarpana Run, the annual event welcomes participants of all age groups to take part in long-distance running, the proceeds of which are donated to martyr families. The event enables interaction with jawans and their families. Dr. Suryaprasad J, Vice-Chancellor Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs and Prof. S V Venkatesh graced the launch event with the participation of over 200 enthusiastic students on January 27, 2020.
Team Aatmatrisha set the ball rolling with Artist Unveiling event, revealing the identities of Aatmatrisha 2020’s headlining artists. A large flyer revealed the stand-up comedian for the event as Akash Gupta and for Pro-Nite the team announced Benny Dayal and Thaikkudam Bridge as headlining performer. The event saw the in-house DJ kewcumber taking control of the turntable and playing a mix of his own tracks and popular hits. Dr. J Suryaprasad and Dr. V Krishna presented the core team with the core team ID cards ad addressed the gathering at the fun filled interaction on January 31, 2020.
The 47th Annual Athletic Meet was held on 1st February 2020 at PES University Sports Ground, RR Campus, Bangalore. Chief guest, Dr. Rohini Katoch Sepat, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bangalore South advised the students to take responsibility for their choices in life and also suggested that, college life being very crucial and important, has to be enjoyed thoroughly and responsibly. Dr. M.R.Doreswamy in his inaugural address spoke about the importance of sports and yoga in a student's life and stressed upon being disciplined in life. Dr.J.Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, Prof.M.V. Sathyanarayana, Director, H.N. Campus, Dr. S. Mohan, Director of Pharmacy and Dr. A.V. Chandrashekar, Chairperson, Department of Commerce and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Principal, P.E.S College and teachers of PES University graced the occasion.
Heads of departments of Pediatrics and Community Medicine and faculty of community medicine, interns and health care workers administered oral polio vaccine to children below five years of age at PESIMSR Hospital. As a follow up health workers went house to house in PESIMSR campus and attended to children who had missed taking the drops. The program was conducted at PESIMSR hospital, rural health training center (RHTC) and urban health training center (UHTC). The drive supporting nationwide programme for eradication of polio was conducted on Jan 19-20, 2020.
Over 200 students and staff members of Binny Road police station took out a rally to create awareness among citizens about the importance of following traffic rules.
Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor, PES University presented the welcome address.
Dr. Suma Sudheendra, renowned Veena exponent, hoisted the National Flag and spoke on the cultural values and said it is important for students to be proud of India. She stressed that the rich and diverse culture of India reflect and shape values, beliefs, and aspirations and said it defines our national identity. She recalled her interactions with PESians who had volunteered during SAAC1980’s at her recent USA tour and said they were all in eminent positions at premier IT industries. She expressed PES’s key role in shaping their future. She also marked that PESians are serving the State, Bharat and the Global Village – World. She called upon young PESians to take up initiatives including conservation of environment by volunteering for plastic free campus, home, city, state and there by Swaach Bharat. The 3 C’s namely: Commitment, Consistency and Courage will play a vital role in the success of the individual and thereby the nation she added. Finally, she spoke on her "India Music Experience museum", FOURTH museum in the world dedicated to music which runs on the formula of ‘see, hear, touch and discover’ which is a must-visit for music buffs and extended an invite to all PESians.
On the same occasion FITNESS CENTER at PES University with full fledged health club equipment, gym trainers and facilities for group exercise classes, freestyle training & much more was inaugurated by Ms. Priya Shah
Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-chancellor of PES University, in his Presidential address spoke on the progress of PES University and his vision of making it one among the top Ten Universities in the years ahead. He said Students, Teachers and Infrastructure have been three pillars of PES since inception and it will continue to be. PES is committed to its core values Perseverance, Excellence and Service he added. He also articulated his Vision and expectations from the Stakeholders by stating that “they are the key people to turn expectations into reality”.
Mr. Ashwin H, alumnus of PES University was felicitated for scoring 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019.
Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar, PES University delivered the vote of thanks.
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.