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.