The IEEE Robotics and Automation Student Chapter of PES University, in association with cRAIS (Centre for Robotics Automation and Intelligent Systems), has established ‘ReRo Lab’- India’s first 24/7 remote robotics lab by an educational institution. It offers students and researchers remote access to real robots, allowing users to upload code and perform tests in a safe, controlled environment. The lab is equipped with the latest hardware and software required for remote programming, and a web platform that provides clear visual representation of the robot's movements and actions during the programming process.
Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, inaugurated the lab on March 27, 2023. Prof. D. Jawahar in his address praised the efforts of the student and faculty team in establishing the lab and suggested developing the lab to global standards. He extended support and motivated the team to make the most out of the funding and all necessary resources provided by the university. He spoke about opening the lab to school students for learning. The stage was a space for conversations on potential opportunities and collaborations.
Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey, Chief Robotics and AI Officer at Rovial and ex-President, CTO, Chief Science Officer at Hanson Robotics, attended the event virtually. The live demo of the fully functional lab was showcased to everyone.
The walkthrough in wildlife preservation highlighted the immediate need to preserve the endangered species of India which included aquatic and terrestrial animals. The pop up kiosks were built using recycled and sustainable items. The informative content and models were put together creatively to convey the impact of human progress and lifestyle on wildlife and ecology. The micro-event curated by students of BBA HEM was held on March 16, 2023 at RR campus.
The Auto Expo event was conducted in the premises of PES Polytechnic held on March 4 - 5, 2023, with the guidance of Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor PES University, wherein many Auto Giants in car category like KIA, Jeep, Mahindra, Skoda, BYD, Volks Wagen, Suzuki, Renault and Toyota and in Two Wheeler segment Hero, KTM, Lectrix, Ampere, Okinova, Atiyas etc. participated with lots of vigor and pomp. Adding to this, Vintage Vehicles were also displayed, which was the main attraction.
The event was Inaugurated by Dr. V. Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs, PES University along with Prof. M. V. Satyanarayana Director, H N Campus, H. N. Devaraju Principal, PES Polytechnic and Dr. Narayana Reddy Principal, PES PU College and which was Live Telecasted on You Tube. All Staffs and Students of Automobile Branch put their maximum efforts to make this mega event very successful.
The ten hour offline model captured the events and decisions that are unique to the stock market dealings. Share prices of companies in different industries were fixed at the start and regulated by the organizing team. In the trading session the participating teams with a budget of 1 crore bought and sold shares and their portfolio valued. Mr. Narendra Kumar, certified financial planner and founder of a wealth management firm explained asset allocation strategies. The next round featured an auction in which teams with a budget of 5 crores chose any two sectors and invested in minimum one and maximum five companies in each sector and justified their decisions. Team Hedging Bulls grabbed the top position followed by team Stock Ops and team Red Bullz. The Tradestor studyathon was organized by the department of BBA on March 3, 2023 in RR campus.
ಮಾರ್ಚ್ ೧, ೨೦೨೩ ರಂದು ಪಿಇಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಓದುಗೂಡು ಎಂಬ ಕಪಾಟಿನ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಲವು ಮೂಡಿಸುವುದು, ಓದುವ ಹವ್ಯಾಸವಿರುವವರನ್ನು ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸುವುದು ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಮೂಲ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ಸದುದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟ ವು ಪಿಇಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಜಿ.ಜೇ.ಬಿ. ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಓದುಗೂಡು ಎಂಬ ವಿಶೇಷ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ನಾಂದಿಹಾಡಿತು. ಪಿಇಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟದ ಸದಸ್ಯರು ಕೊಡುಗೆಯಾಗಿ ನೀಡಿದ ೨೦೦ಕ್ಕೂ ಅಧಿಕ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ಕಪಾಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಪಿಇಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಕುಲಸಚಿವರು ಡಾ. ಕೆ .ಎಸ್. ಶ್ರೀಧರ್, ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ವ್ಯವಹಾರಗಳ ಡೀನ್ ಡಾ. ವಿ. ಕೃಷ್ಣ, ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾದ ಡಾ. ಸುಭಾಷ್, ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕರು ಡಾ.ನಂದಾ, ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಕಲೆಗಳ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರು ಡಾ. ಸುಷ್ಮಾ ವಿ, ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಕಲೆಗಳ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕರು ಪ್ರೊ.ಅನುಷಾ ಅವರು ಹಾಗೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟದ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿ ಸಲಹೆಗಾರರಾದ ವಾದಿರಾಜ ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಅವರು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದರು.ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳು ಓದುಗೂಡನ್ನು ಅವರ ಹಸ್ತಗಳಿಂದ ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದರು. ಡಾ. ಕೆ. ಎಸ್. ಶ್ರೀಧರ್ ಅವರು ಮಾತೃಭಾಷೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನವಿರಬೇಕೆ ಹೊರತು ದುರಭಿಮಾನವಲ್ಲ, ಕನ್ನಡದ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಭಾಷೆಗಳನ್ನು ಗೌರವಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಏಳಿಗೆಗಾಗಿ ಶ್ರಮಿಸೋಣ ಎಂದು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡ ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ಉದ್ದೇಶಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು. ಸಸಿಯಾಗಿ ಮೊಳಕೆ ಒಡೆದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟ ಈಗ ಹೆಮ್ಮರವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಸಂತಸ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದ ಡಾ. ವಿ. ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅವರು ಕನ್ನಡದ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗಾಗಿ ಪಿಇಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯವು ಸದಾ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸುವುದಾಗಿ ಭರವಸೆ ನೀಡಿದರು. ಇದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟವು ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕವಾಗಿ, ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕವಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಸುತ್ತ ಭಿನ್ನತೆ ಮೆರೆದಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಶ್ಲಾಘಿಸಿದರು.ಇತರೆ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದ ಡಾ. ನಂದಾ, ಡಾ. ಸುಷ್ಮಾ ವಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರೊ. ಅನುಷಾ ಅವರು ಬೇರೆ ದೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘಗಳ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯ ಕುರಿತು, ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ರೀತಿಯ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ಮಾಹಿತಿ ನೀಡಿದರು. ಪ್ರೊ. ವಾದಿರಾಜ ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಅವರು ಹಾಗೂ ಡಾ. ಸುಭಾಷ್ ಅವರು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಕುರಿತು ಹಾಗೂ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಉದ್ದೇಶಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮದೇ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಯಾದ ಸೂರಜ್ ಕೆ. ಎಂ. ತನ್ನ ಸುಮಧುರ ಕಂಠದಿಂದ ಇದೇ ನಾಡು ಇದೇ ಭಾಷೆ ಎಂದೆಂದೂ ನಮ್ಮದಾಗಿರಲಿ ಎಂದು ಹಾಡಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವು ಮುಕ್ತಾಯಗೊಂಡಿತು.
This year’s World Sustainable Energy Day marks the tenth anniversary of the United Nations adopting the Paris Agreement, the landmark international agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Students discussed the general idea of sustainable energy sources, pros and cons of hydro energy and implications of wasting natural resources. The group examined their own role in promotion of renewable energy. The discussion was organized by faculty of BBA HEM on March 1, 2023 at RR campus.
The Department of Management & Commerce, PES University, EC Campus has organized a “Traffic Awareness Program” held on 18th January, 2023. The awareness program was done at Hosa Road Junction. The main aim of the program was to make the grass root level of citizens aware of the traffic rules and the road safety measures. The students had put up a street play on “Road safety Awareness” for the general public by enacting a scenario where the traffic rules are violated by the public and how as responsible citizens we must abide by the rules. The students were very enthusiastic and scripted a plot within a short span of time. A small street play was conducted to raise awareness about the drink and drive cases. They staged a live demonstration to captivate the audience and prevent such incidents in the future. We produced some pluck cards to illustrate a few statements which read "DON'T LET CHEERS TURN INTO TEARS". "THINK AND DRIVE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE, SO YOU TO SURVIVE". Etc. Later, a speech given by the students in different languages about Road safety and to inform drivers about the rules of the road and the importance of good choices: wearing helmets, no speeding while driving and avoiding alcohol or medications that affect awareness. At the end they concluded by singing out a few slogans.
The event has been coordinated by team Vriddhi and by Prof. Gyanamayee Panigrahi, Prof. Raghu Y, Prof. Chetna Jha under FOMC. Students benefited immensely from the session. Looking forward to hosting more such events.
The Traffic Police appreciated the performance and thanked PES University for showing interest in spreading Social Awareness. They also gave us the opportunity to come up with such events in the near future as well, for the benefit of the general public.
They also Tweeted about the Traffic Awareness Program put up by the Students of PES University.
The link to the same is attached below.
The student club of PES University Team Aikya celebrated “Samruddhi 2023”, with 200 students of VeerabhadraNagar Govt. High School and Hosakerehalli Govt School that were adopted by PES University on 15th February 2023 and 25th February respectively. A team of 22 volunteers organized a day full of educational, cultural and fun activities for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The activities included a combination of interactive science experiments, dance, music and a creative session in arts and origami crafts. The team assisted the students to assemble a Hydraulic lift, Vacuum Cleaner and an Air cooler as a DIY (Do It Yourself) activity. The headmistress and teachers of the schools thanked PES University for allowing its students to volunteer in teaching science through experiments to the Government school students.
The students of event management set up a World Cancer Day corner to create awareness of an important health issue. of cancer An attention drawing display with informative posters and a ribbon pinning with a simple pledge was executed as a part of the session on February 3, 2023 at RR campus.
Students got an opportunity to understand store formats of alcoholic retail space, pricing techniques and types of promotional pitch and upselling techniques. The field visit to Tonique, south India’s largest liquor retail store was organized by the department of BBA HEM on January 25 and February 1, 2023.
The students of Event Management undertook the activity of creating a Republic Day themed kiosk to host activities related to the occasion in smaller spaces. The spot attracted the attention of students and visitors on January 25, 2023 at RR campus.
Students got an opportunity to see and identify the types of flowers and their thematic arrangements. The visit helped students to understand the basics of flower aesthetics, scalability ideas in large flower presentations like waterfall, and use of rare flowers like Mickey Mouse and exotic flowers like Cymbidium orchids sourced from distant places like Darjeeling. The visit of second semester students to the Lalbagh flower show on January 25, 2023 was organized by department BBA HEM.
Students of the second semester of BBA-HEM programmer got an opportunity to understand the unique culinary requirements of college events by setting up food and beverage stalls at Sampradaya, MBA Heritage fest that was held on January 13, 2023, at RR campus.
PES University's Institute of Design hosted its first design fest, aptly named 'Design Santhe,' on the 30th of November. The Santhe is a convergence of design and art. The creative minds and design enthusiasts of PESU brought together fine craftsmanship and artistry to provide an experience of a lifetime. The fest featured an array of enthralling events, from live art stalls to pottery demonstrations. Over a dozen stalls selling a thousand products ranging from jewelry, stickers, postcards, T-shirts, posters, and many more were set up by the students. The event was Patronised by the Chancellor, Dr. M R Doreswamy, the Pro-Chancellor, Prof D Jawahar.
The event was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Suryaprasad J, the Registrar, Dr. K S Sridhar, the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. V Krishna and the Director of the Institute of Design, Prof Chitra Viswanathan.
The event was a precious learning experience for budding artists and designers of the institute of design. The fest acted as a training ground for the students to hone their business and people skills and boosted their confidence by validating their creativity. Devanshi Sachan, a student from the organizing committee, commented, "The event was an excellent opportunity for me to hone my leadership skills."
In collaboration with the Bengaluru Design Week, the Santhe welcomed over seventy students from Parikrama Government School, Jayanagar, and introduced them to careers in design. Reya Gafar, a vital organizing committee member, even remarked, "The event became much more precious with government school children joining."
“The Design Santhe was a completely student-led initiative with the participation of over 500 students,” said Smrthi Harits, the program manager of the Institute of Design. The event was a resounding success, witnessing a turnout of over thousands of purveyors. The day concluded with an impromptu jamming session with both students and faculty singing with gusto and left a unique experience engraved in the hearts of everyone involved.
GitHub Universe is Github’s annual conference for the global developer community, enterprises and GitHub customers. The conference timelines various speakers in tracks that center on Cloud, Security, Community, and AI. Taking place both virtually and in-person in San Francisco this year, Muskan Kothari, a student in the 7th semester in Dept of CSE, PES University was one among the 11 students selected globally to be given the prestigious opportunity to attend the conference in person at SFO, USA on scholarship and a sponsored trip this year.
She was given the chance to visit Github’s office at SFO, meet some wonderful people like Thomas Dohmke, CEO of Github, David Malan, Professor at Harvard University, network with employees from various MNCs and start-ups, attend sessions and workshops from companies and institutions like NYU, CMU, Harvard, receive hackable programmable badger, some goodies and represent, making it a great experience altogether.
Learning about the range of syrup, crush and frappe of a leading brand, its flavor profiles, and mixology techniques enabled students to understand the opportunities in the related sector. The mocktail competition was won by Amrutha and Shamanth with Nakul K and Poorvik in second position. The demonstration and workshop on usage of Monin brand of syrups, liqueurs and fruit purees was held on October 9, 2022 at RR campus.
I am delighted to inform you that since last year Dr. Sudeendra, Associate Professor, ECE department, PES University has been involved in the deployment of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and RLVD (Red Light Violation Detection) Cameras and associated ITMS (Integrated Traffic Management Systems).
The project work with BTP is part of our Community Development Program (CDP) in the public interest to make our city a better living place.
Accomplishment: A complete system including e-Challan generation is successfully installed in 50 junctions in Bangalore city.
The following violations of commuters have been detected with 98% accuracy:
We have also received the appreciation certificate from the Addl. Commissioner of Police (Traffic) for our work. Please find attached the appreciation letter.
New Assignment: Considering the successful completion of the project, the Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) has once again invited Dr. Sudeendra, Associate Professor, ECE department to be part of their projects for next one year and has nominated him as the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) member.
We have got a place in TAC along with IISc, Bangalore and e-Governance Department, Govt. of Karnataka.
We thank our Honorable Pro-Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and COO for providing excellent state-of-the art facility and support.
Prof. M R Doreswamy, Hon'ble Chancellor, congratulated Dr. Sudeendra on this achievement.
Students got the unique opportunity to experience luxury retail sales and customer management through real time work exposure at gold and diamond jewelry showrooms of two leading brands. They were selected by the retailer to assist with in-store customer engagement, hospitality and sales during the festival period. The initiative was facilitated by the department of BBA-HEM in collaboration with Tanishq and Caratlane showrooms in Bangalore during October 10-23, 2022.
As part of Indian festivities, Rangoli as a colorful and traditional art brings forth creativity and enthusiasm among all groups. The team of Dolly Jain, Sandhya, and Vaishnavi won the first prize, the team of Sanjana, Shubhashree, Varshini, and Sirimahalakshmi the second prize followed by team of Srimuktha, Shreya, Sneha and Vinutha in the Rangoli competition organized by Department of BBA as a part of Diwali festivities on October 21, 2022, at RR campus
The Bootstrap session featured Mr. Pradeep Natraj and Mr. Pramod Nataraj from DISHA organization who conducted the brainstorming and team-building sessions. The session was followed by an interaction with Ms. Preethi Subramanian, R&D Head at Secpod, a Network Security specialist. and a topper student of the MCA program of her batch. Subhash Kumar Yadav, Senior Lead Principal – Education training and Assessment at Infosys, an alumnus and gold medalist of MCA Department, PESIT talked about the booming frameworks in the industry and what exactly the students must prepare themselves for in the next 24 months. Winners of the Prof. CNR Rao scholarship and Prof. MRD scholarship awardees from the 2nd semester MCA Batch (2021-23) were felicitated. Dr. Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor and Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar and Dean, Placements, of PES University were present on the occasion. The bootstrap session for students of the MCA program was organized on Oct 17, 2022 at RR campus.
Interesting games, performances and themes raised awareness about mental health and inculcating healthy practices for the mind on the occasion of World Mental Health Day. The mind game of Mental Health Myth Vs Reality and selfie challenge lifted up the spirits of everyone. Team Nautanki, performed a monologue depicting the mental state of a nine-to-fiver. Team Sanskrithi put on a graceful dance performance narrating happiness and peace in life. Themes for each day of the week included Keep smiling, Gratitude, Eat-Healthy, and Express Yourself . The theme gratitude promoted the gesture of appreciating small things in life and expressing gratitude to loved ones and to themselves. The SpellingBee contests posed uncommon and familiar sounding words related to health. Club Weal celebrated Mental Health Week from October 5-11, 2022 at RR campus.
The annual national level intercollegiate month-long fun-filled robotics fest was inaugurated on October 2, 2022 at RR campus. The students were briefed about the club’s activities and Robofest 2.0. An enthralling performance by team Encore, the contemporary dance club of PESU, inspiring talk by Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs and presence of Dr. Shikha Tripathi, Dr. Venkatarangan M J and Prof. Karpagavalli S marked the event. The banner of the festival was unfurled by a drone built by the club members.
Senior students demonstrated the tasks of bed making covering related terminologies, traditional practices and turn down service which was followed by peer assessment. Gazal Chanda led the exercise organized by the department of BBA-HEM on September 28, 2022 at RR campus.
The team of students of the BCom program won the overall championship trophy at Suprayoga with their top performances in group dance, fashion show, solo dance, bridal makeup, face painting, volleyball and cricket. The intercollegiate cultural fest organized by the department of management studies of Global Academy of Technology was held on September 27-28, 2022.
The Pour and Explore contest, a creative way to make abstract art, conducted by the Shringaara, The Boutique Club of B.Com program held on September 22, 2022 at RR campus was won by Saniya followed by runners-up Prema S and Hemashree.
Bengaluru. 16.9.2022. Hon’ble Governor, Sri. Thavar Chand Gehlot Ji released ‘Katha Loka’- a Kannada book on value education for school students in Karnataka brought out jointly by the Department of School Education and Literacy, GoK, and the PES University, Bengaluru, in Raj Bhavan.
Speaking after the dedication, he said that ‘we take so much care in choosing the right materials for the foundation of our house to ensure long safety and durability of the structure. Similar care should be taken in the education of our children”. Early child care and education play an important role in the future life of children. To ensure a good foundational education for children is our responsibility because this strong foundation depends on the life of children, he said.
Moral stories have a profound influence on children. Value education through moral stories is necessary to ingrain the cultural and emotional development of children. Moral stories are a medium of inculcating values in children. Such children would be an asset of future society, he said.
The Hon'ble Governor said that there is an urgent need for strengthening the moral fabric of the society and the nation through such moral stories and value education. Modern knowledge activities should be integrated with indie’s cherished values; their fusion with culture and dharma-samskruthi would establish a society and nation which ensures equality among the citizens and their emotional integration. The new National Education Policy (2020) would ensure a bright future of present and future generations to come. These essential verticals play a critical role in building New India. It is our sacred responsibility to ensure the success of NEP (2020).
Katha Loka brought out by Prof. Doreswamy, Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK is aligned to NEP (2020) and therefore I am sure that it would succeed in inculcating the required values in school children.
Chief Guest, Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, hon’ble former chief minister of Karnataka said that Prof. Doreswamy’s experience and experience of 5 decades have brought fame to the government of Karnataka. His innovative idea of involving elected representatives (MLAs/MLC, MPs) and universities in the adoption of government schools is a great contribution to leverage school education services in Karnataka. His dedication to public good is worthy of emulation by all. Viewed in this perspective, KATHA LOKA symbolizes the public concern of PES University under the eminent leadership of Prof. Doreswamy, he said.
Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara, President, of Sahitya Academy pointed out that folklore and stories have made immense contributions to the cultural legacy of India. In the present technologically dominant society, storytelling is a threatened art, but books like Katha Loka are a silver lining, giving hope of a great revival of the yeastier years, he said. The Education sector should get maximum benefit from such books, he opined.
Prof. MR Doreswamy thanked Sri B.S. Yediyurappa for making his dream of leveraging school education services in the state, come true. He also thanked the Hon'ble Governor and the Government of Karnataka for helping PES University to organize such a unique function.
Welcome by Prof. J. Surya Prasad, compering by Dr. Krishna, Vote of thanks by Registrar, PES University by Prof. K. Sridhar and the esteemed presence of renowned educationists, professors, professionals and students were other highlights.
Turkish cuisine, according to experts, ranks at the top of the world’s cuisine, next to French, Italian, and Chinese delicacies. Executive Chef Dyumn, head chef of Pizza Bakery demonstrated the methods that make its taste and presentation popular. He covered Meze platter with accompaniments, preparation of grilled meats and vegetables and simple techniques to preserve and make it healthy. Demonstration and hands-on practical training on Turkish cuisine was organized by the department of BBA HEM at RR campus on September 15, 2022.
The carnival highlighted the importance of zero waste by incorporating the use of upcycled decorations and old cardboard boxes and newspapers for the games and stalls. The food stalls used degradable and reusable materials to serve and parcel. Games which were played with reused items and materials enthralled the audience. Zero Waste Carnival was organized by The Changemakers’ Society at RR campus on September 14, 2022.
ಕೆ.ಪಿ.ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಜನ್ಮದಿನದ ಪ್ರಯುಕ್ತ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಂದ 8ನೇ ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 2022 ರಂದು "ಕನ್ನಡ ರಸಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆ” ಆಚರಣೆಯನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು.100 ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಆಸಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದರು.ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ವ್ಯವಹಾರಗಳ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರು ಡಾ. ವಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ರವರು, ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕ ಕಲೆಗಳ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೆ ಡಾ. ಸುಷ್ಮಾ ರವರು ಮತ್ತು ಲ್ಯಾಂಗ್ವೇಜ್ ಸ್ಟೇಷನ್ ಸಿಇಒ ಸವಿತಾ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ ರವರ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಯಿತು ಹಾಗು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಮೌಲ್ಯಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ಅವರ ಭಾಷಣಗಳು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಯುವ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಸ್ಫೂರ್ತಿ ನೀಡಿತು. ಸಿಎಸ್ಇ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಸಹಾಯಕ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕ ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ. ಕೂಟದ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿ ಸಲಹೆಗಾರರಾದ ವಾದಿರಾಜ್ ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ರವರು ಕೆ.ಪಿ.ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೆಲವು ಮಾತುಗಳನ್ನು ಆಡಿದರು. ಮತ್ತು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಉದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ ನಮಗೆ ಬೆಂಬಲ ನೀಡಿದರು. ಅಗ್ರ 3 ತಂಡಗಳಿಗೆ ನಗದು ಬಹುಮಾನ ಮತ್ತು ಪೂಚಂತೇ ಬರೆದ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು. ಒಟ್ಟಾರೆಯಾಗಿ, ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಅದರ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕೆ.ಪಿ.ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅಪಾರವಾದ ಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ ಯಶಸ್ವಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವಾಗಿದೆ.ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಲು ನಮಗೆ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಿದ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ನಾವು ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳನ್ನು ಅರ್ಪಿಸುತ್ತೆವೆ.
Now more than ever, different types of cuisines are gaining unprecedented interest from patrons in trying new dishes. Students of hospitality learnt how to make authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dimsums, signature dish of the hosting restaurant red chilly chicken and picked up the ways infusing gin, all from chefs Sachin and Neeraj Thapa on the field visit to restaurant Ging, on September 1, 2022.
A silver lining in heritage conservation in the ‘City of Palaces’ Mysore, is in The majestic bungalow that was the residence of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan when he was a professor and taught Philosophy at the University of Mysore has been restored to its original glory. The heritage home of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was inaugurated recently, This is the first positive step on the heritage conservation front in a city that suffered the shock of the collapse of another landmark structure in Lansdowne Building early this year which was Over 100 years old.
The structure, popularly called Radhakrishnan’s Bungalow, at Saraswathipuram, is reckoned to have been in existence for more than 100 years and was constructed even before the University of Mysore came into being in 1916. N.S. Rangaraju of the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, the University of Mysore - who closely monitored the restoration of the structure said that all conservation norms and principles were followed. There was no replica for the original materials, including lime mortar and tiles used for roofing, and hence these were handmade to the original specifications at the site itself, said Professor Rangaraju. The structure was dilapidated the portico had collapsed and a portion of the ceiling was on the verge of collapse. The outhouse too had collapsed, while the pillars of the main building were damaged, Professor Rangaraju said.
But in view of the structure’s association with Radhakrishnan, it was deemed fit to restore the building and it was made possible due to the magnanimity of Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Ex-MLC and Founder of PES Institutions. He contributed a sum of Rs. 78 lakh for the purpose. The university plans to convert the structure into a museum, besides establishing a research centre with a focus on the philosopher President.
From the university’s perspective, this is the second major conservation exercise associated with it. The Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, which houses the folklore museum, was restored in 2001-02 with funding from Infosys Foundation. Interestingly, the Professors’ Quarters, next to Radhakrishnan’s Bungalow, are also being restored. It will be the headquarters of the Indian Heritage Cities Network.
Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Hemanth Kumar recently felicitated, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy when he visited the Bungalow.
The role of finance is evolving to enable corporate innovation. Shobana Rajagopal drew from her experience as the revenue controller in Microsoft India and shared her understanding of digital transformation in finance partnerships. Speaking about how COVID has affected industries and its core operations around the world, she observed that acceleration of technology that should have happened in a time span of ten years happened in one year. This probably happened due to the unavoidable circumstances which pushed industries to work on technology and digital transformation as soon as possible. In the context of industrial revolution 4.0, the transformation process involved engagement of customers through products and services with great customer experience, empowering employees by up-skilling them with the newest technologies, optimising operations by segregating repetitive tasks to automated systems and finally transforming products to become more digitally equipped. The process of growth involves hyper scale, hyper flexibility and hyper security. Innovation includes augmented and mixed reality where the objects residing in the real world are enhanced by computer generated perceptual information, machine learning which consists of computer algorithms that can improve experience automatically through the use of data. In the area of finance, statistical models are used to make predictions, detect frauds and provide financial advisory services to the stakeholders. As a result, intelligent products and services have evolved. The technology imperatives in the field of finance include: automation and robotics, data visualisation, advanced analytics and perspective analytics. An example of real time financial info is using MS excel where emphasis is on consumption of data and the best way to deliver insights. Advanced analytics for finance operations is about the optimisation of algorithms and knowledge of tools. Perspective analytics for business and sales operations focuses on the organisational health and the move from telling stakeholders from what happened to what will happen. As stakeholders are resistant to change – the best way to deal with change is to deal with it. In the past financial functions included: book-keeping, payables and receivable, reporting and controls and tax and compliance. In the present situation, it has evolved to be more of strategic planning, treasury and working capital management, capital budgeting, risk management and corporate strategy. Given the example of Amazon, they are doing well in terms of R&D, strategies and business development act as key contributors. Digitalization, adoption of new technology, bots and algorithms are important to stay competitive. Equally important are building a digital financial function with clear vision of expected targets, link to overarching business strategy, bridging skill gaps which is current capability versus modern finance, refining competency models and finally adhering to companies’ securities standards. Reimagining the finance work force in an agile operating model where finance teams can quickly share expertise when needed most is critical to the organization's success. The diverse set of views might deviate a bit but new ideas might spark which would help in the long term. Ms. Shobana Rajagopal, qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced corporate executive delivered the expert talk hosted by department of management studies on February 22, 2022.
PES University signed off a MoU with Neuberg Anand Academy of Laboratory medicine (NAALM) a sister concern of Anand Diagnostic Laboratory located at Shivajinagar, Bangaluru PES University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Surya Prasad J and Director of NAALM, Dr. Sujay Prasad signed off the MoU and exchanged the documents.
Purpose and Aim of the MoU:
The MoU is for PES to build automation solutions for the specific use case around registration and segregation of patient samples in close cooperation and inputs from NAALM. This MoU is a good first step in strengthening the bilateral co-operation and mutual understanding for the field of automation appropriate for diagnostic centres. Such automation can be applicable to tasks involving robots and processes, data science and analytics, image processing, machine learning and many more.
Nearly all the processes and procedures in the laboratory are automated and done with minimal human intervention. The current project is focussed on automating Registration, Segregation and Archiving of human samples collected in standard test tubes.
Dr. Sujay Prasad and experts at NAALM are well versed in the workflow, system requirements and project details that must be met. NAALM has kindly chosen PES University and given this amazing opportunity to learn and grow with the project. This is the first of a kind opportunity for faculty and students to develop and deploy the solution from scratch. PESU will make attempts to produce innovative ideas and get started with the protyping along with improved details. With inputs from NAALM, the automation solution will be built based on:
1. Armed Robot with desired DOF (Degrees of Freedom)
2. Conveyor Belt
The duration of the project is tentatively about 1 year that includes a prototype development with deployment initially the centre for testing.
The team in action will comprise students and faculty members from Electrical and Electronics Department and Mechanical Engineering Department at PES University collaboratively and the project will be guided through CRAIS (Center of Robot Automation and Intelligent Systems).
NAALM will provide a funding of about Rs. 5 lakhs to support the project that will be paid in phases as project execution progresses.
Thanks to NAALM for providing a fantastic opportunity for PES University to support the project.
Entrepreneurship continues to attract the best talent with rapid change to technology, industries, and societal patterns and processes powered by increasing interconnectivity and smart automation. The session conducted by Mr. Sathya Prasad focused on Seeds of Entrepreneurship. The discussion on innovative competencies for commerce, key elements required for entering the market and tech-based entrepreneurship demystified the term start-up. He outlined the changes in technology and innovation during a pandemic highlighting the facts that customer digital interaction has increased during the pandemic, and the growth of about 38% in 3 years indicates a rapid shift in digital. He observed that E-commerce has grown in eight weeks during the pandemic which is equal to the growth in the past ten years and remote learning has seen an increase of 250 million in two weeks. Mr.Prasad spoke about the global rise of start-ups, the flow from the capital economy to the knowledge economy to the entrepreneurial economy today mainly due to disruptive changes. He touched upon the paradigm of innovation driven entrepreneurship and combination of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and illustrated how they are co-related, with the essence of entrepreneurship at the center of all three. Mr. Sathya Prasad, Director of Centre for Innovation & Excellence, PES University delivered the insightful talk on entrepreneurial mindset in the age of Industry 4.0 at RR campus on December 7, 2021.
Students got an opportunity to learn styles and techniques to curate classic and innovative on the spot cocktails. The Mix-it-to-fix-it competition for testing impromptu mixology skills was judged by Mr. Pradhyumna celebrated bartender and PES alumni, Mr. Sikdar, mixologist and Ms. AR Lakshmi Raju owner of Sherlock Taproom. The jury shared practical insights about mixology in the event organized on RR campus on October, 28, 2021.
The competition titled, Chase to the cut brought forth the benefits of sketching by way of enhancing creativity and strategic thinking. Team Vismaya emerged winners followed by team Swara in the competition organized by the Abhinayaveethii Club of HN Campus on September 13, 2021.
The online symposium highlighted the efforts and success of the Indian entrepreneurs in using digital technology to overcome problems unique to our country with innovative solutions. Dr. Mohandas Pai spoke on India as a nation of start-ups and painted the picture of the large canvas of opportunities that await entrepreneurial minds due to the rapid evolution of technology and the thriving start-up ecosystem that is being built in India for which Bangalore is the hub of activity. Aprameya Radhakrishna, spoke about Koo’s launch and its growth amidst the pandemic and the importance of the role that Indian regional languages have to play in the penetration of digital technologies. Vivekananda Hallekere, talked about how Bounce a dockless self-drive scooter service uses a patented keyless technology that lets a user pick up the nearest Bounce scooter and drop it off at any legal parking zone near their destination. Dr. M R Doreswamy, chancellor, PES University stressed that students must be encouraged to go beyond academics and explore the depth, dimension and opportunities that future technologies hold for their career advancement. The on-line symposium was organized as a part of the course on Digital Transformation by the students of the Department of Management Studies, MBA Program on Aug 14, 2021.
The event presented a challenge before the participants to come up with innovative ways of recycling that reduces waste. Participants came up with ideas about putting together waste materials into something new and useful. Shrathmika S, Sonal Agarwal, Sriraksha S Bhat, Ghanashyam Bhat, Suraj S emerged as the winners in the contest. The event conducted through submissions on Google Forms was organised by CSR Club of RR Campus from June 14-17, 2021.
Widespread awareness about the issues facing the environment among the students came to the fore with their enthusiastic participation in contests with the theme of Care Nature - Nature Cares. The contests in painting, photography, sketching, poetry also covered singing, slogan writing and poster making. The Department of MCA organised the contests to celebrate the World Environment Day on June 5, 2021.
Adapting Family Feud, the popular game show, student club Equinox mixed the easy format with the competitive spirit to make answering correctly in the heat of the moment a tough challenge. The preliminary round with 43 teams led to face-offs in subsequent rounds between teams as in the original game. The final round with some of the more technical questions caught the participants off guard. After a close battle the team Kadlekai with their crisp and perfect answers emerged as conquerors. Club Equinox created a website to simulate the game show right from the stage setting to the framing of the questions. The team of Sowmyaa Shridhar, Shashank H S, Akash Mahdev, Anirudh Rowjee, Lakshmi Narayana, Prajakta Santosh, Raghvendra Agrawal, Siri and Aditi Adhikary organised the game show on May 27-28, 2021.
The food photography competition saw students capture the beauty of food with creative angles, lighting and presentation. Kiran S of Sheshadripuram College and Jahnavi A, student of Biotechnology at PES University bagged the first and second prizes. The on-line contest was organised by Chitraka, photography club of PES HN campus on April 23, 2021.
Commemorating 75 years of Indian independence, and as part of the Government of India’s Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, Write Angle conducted an essay-writing competition. Contestants chose to write on one of two topics: “The Butterfly Effect: Dandi March”, and “Blood in the Place of Ink: Literature, Independence, and the Vernacular”. The topics allowed participants to delve deeper into the history of Indian independence and the struggle for independence. Smrithi Shree won first place for her essay on the Dandi March and Abhishek Kallolikar and SV Aditya were declared joint runners-up. The submissions were open from April 1 to 9, 2021. The Quotient Quiz Club supported the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav conducted by UGC by hosting British Raj Quiz. The quiz that created 540 social media impressions reaching out to 537 social media accounts was held on April 3, 2021. In commemoration of 75 years of Indian independence, Chitranamana event featured traditional and digital artwork inspired by freedom struggle submitted on-line. Harish Raya emerged as the winner and Sanjana Sharma, Abishek Dinesh and Varsha S were declared joint runners-up. Collegiate Social Responsibility (CSR) Club of PES University organised Chitranamana during April 5-11, 2021.
The food festival inspired by story of Harry Potter featured food presentation influenced by the props in the movie and the ambience that was closer to that of Hogwarts castle. The photo-booth, Harry Potter family tree, book of spells, mock-tails and games added to the excitement of enjoying great food. The food festival inaugurated by Sagarika and Rahul Somshekar was graced by Dr V Krishna, Dean ,Student affairs on March 24, 2021 in the PES University RR campus.