Inauguration of First Year classes for B.Tech and B.Des programs of PES University was held at the PES University campus. Sri Doshi Jayakumar, Chief Information Officer, British Telecom, an alumnus of PES Institute of Technology was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, Sri Jayakumar advised parents to understand their children, who are in the era of digital communication. Mr. Jayakumar recalled many incidents and experiences of his journey in PESIT, which is the inspiration for the present audience. He urged students to remember the five Ps, which could transform their careers in PES. Understanding peer pressure and not getting succumbed to it, good performance which will help in building their resume, changing procrastination attitude to focus on their goals, playing bold, and lastly planning what they wanted to do in their career. He emphasized that there are plenty of opportunities for today's youth to upgrade their skills
In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University said that education at PES University inculcates in students a sense of nation-building activity apart from awarding degrees. He informed the gathering that the University has distributed merit scholarships to students to the tune of Rs. 40 Crores as since its inception in 2014. PES has kept up its commitment to providing quality and value-based education. He advised students to have Sir M Visvesvaraya and Dr. Abdul Kalam as role models in their lives. He also mentioned that PES University has included Sir M Visvesvaraya's biography as a topic of study for all students. He advised students to develop the habit of reading books and making books with their friends. He said that success depends on not only securing good grades but also inculcating values in oneself. He advised students to adopt the practice of giving back to society and insisted on following the principles of "care and share" in their life. He acknowledged the role of teachers in the life of a student and that they must salute the teachers and parents for what they are today.
Dr. J.Surya Prasad, Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer of the University were also present. Dr. K.S Sridhar. The Registrar of the University proposed the welcome address and Dr. S.Radhakrishnan, Chairperson of the Department of Science and Humanities rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. CNR merit scholarships were distributed to meritorious students by the dignitaries.
Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor held an orientation session for all the first-year students highlighting the important information about the University and the practices students need to follow to become successful in life.
It was a great pleasure for PES University students, and faculty members to have Prof/Dr. Derick.H. Lindquist on our campus on August 11, 2022, to address the topic “Stress management at the workplace”. Dr. Derick. H. Lindquist is a professor, Dean of the Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling. He served as a postdoctoral fellowship and research associate at Indiana University and the University of Kansas. He was an assistant professor in the Psychology department at the Ohio State University in 2009. He joined OP Jindal Global University as an associate professor in 2019 and was elevated to professor and Voice Dean of the Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling. He has published more than 25 research review articles and book chapters and is a member of various organizations. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring students.
Dr. Derick. H. Lindquist started his session by explaining how the brain works. He also explained about the left hemisphere and right hemisphere of the brain which handle reading, writing, and calculations. Some call it the logical side of the brain, the right brain is more visual and deals in images more than words. It processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous manner is what he said.
He stated that Fluid intelligence is defined as reasoning ability, and the ability to generate, transform and manipulate different types of novel information in real-time which will increase the ability to perceive things. He mentioned the 5 key domains and they are the SCARF model.
They are as follows:
He further explained the concept of Stress, it is a feeling of emotional or physical tension & it can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.
Feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cop up due to external or internal demand leads to emotional, physical, and psychological strain.
He said that our bodies are uniquely designed to handle stress. When presented with a threatening situation our most basic survival instinct is to prepare to fight or run away. Stress reactions assist your body with acclimating to new circumstances.
Stress can be positive, keeping us ready, propelled, and prepared to stay away from risk. He gave an instance where, in the event that you have a significant test coming up, a pressure reaction could assist your body with working harder and remaining conscious longer. In any case, stress turns into an issue when stressors go on without help or times of unwinding.
Students were educated on the particular topic Amygdala & stress by Dr. Derick. H. Lindquist. He says too much amygdala activation, inducing chronic emotional arousal or stress, can inhibit the prefrontal cortex and high-order cognitive abilities.
He further stated about Resilience it is an ability to bounce back with a positive capacity to cope with acute and chronic distress and innate resistance to negative events examples are hardness, resourcefulness, etc.
Whereas coping is an ability to manage stress and also and ability to think rationally and solve problems, it requires conscious effort and the skill acquired through personal experience or learning is called coping.
Whereas the author says that attitude is all about thinking and feeling good about yourself, maintaining a positive attitude, spending time with people you like and admire as it will rub off on you also, keeping your eyes on the prize & Avoid date day distractions & finally Minimize Self-critique to maintain expectations.
Speaker says that the physical coping technique is diet and sleep as a well-balanced diet provides mental energy and clarity of thought. Sleep deprivation impacts physical and mental health. Keywords, stress, emotion, emotion, mental health.
Injecting quality into educational services in Karnataka will be my mission – M.R. Doreswamy.
Prof. M.R. Doreswamy sincerely thanked Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai and former Chief Minister Shri B.S. Yediyurappa for giving him a second opportunity to serve the government as Adviser, Education Reforms.
Addressing the media, Prof. MRD recalled the all-round appreciation for 18 recommendations to GoK, during his first tenure as Adviser during 2020-21. Prof. MRD said that many of his recommendations are now implemented by GoK as government programmes, particularly on the adoption of government schools by elected representatives (MLAs, MLCs, and MPs), by 30 universities/autonomous colleges, and reimaging government schools in which 8 Kannada Jnanapeeta awardees had studies, as model schools. More than 1200 government schools were adopted for development through his perseverance.
Prof. MRD has always led by example in government school adoption. Under his leadership, 40+ government schools were adopted in Bangalore city and Bangalore rural district. Recently, PES University has newly constructed and furnished 09 schools in rain ravaged districts of north Karnataka- Belgavi, Chikkodi, Bagalkot, and Bidar, at a cost of Rs. 6 Cr. Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai has commended Prof. MRDs contributions to school education and said that Prof. ‘MRD would be GoK’s Ambassador for school education’.
Responding to a question from the media, Prof. MRD stated that he has accepted the assignment only to enlarge his activities throughout the state, so that students studying in rural areas could be helped to the extent possible, particularly in the post COVID-19 regime. His focus therefore would be to help the government to reimage government schools in rural areas and smooth implementation of NEP through the novel, cost-effective strategies.
Prof. MRD requested the support of the media to help the government in its bid to deliver quality educational services to students in rural areas.
Swami Sivananda Ji has said, Guru is greater than God because God gives you materialistic things in life, but Guru gives you the knowledge and shows the way to live life, because of the blessings of my Guru, I am living my life at the age of 125. So each one of you must respect your Guru.
He appreciated the management of PES University for taking the initiative to encourage students to play sports and thanked everyone for inviting him on this day.
Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, the Hon'ble Chancellor of PES University, stated that PES University aims to train and raise elite athletes in various disciplines, with positive development in bringing sports facilities to students and staff on campus. He said Yoga and meditation should be taught in all schools, colleges, and universities.
In the newly constructed Golden Jubilee Block, the University has established an in-house World-class Gymnasium, Basketball Court, Badminton Court, Table-Tennis Arena, Squash Court, Yoga Studio, Running-Track, and Sports Science Center with the intention of promoting sports and the health of each individual.
Dr.J.Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.K.S.Sridhar, Registrar, Dr.Shailashree Haridas, Dean of Commerce and Management, Dr.V. Krishna, Dean of Students Affairs, and Mr.Vinay.M.S, Sports Director were all present.
A group of students reached out to the needy and underprivileged at Janaseva Orphanage. They interacted with the kids, distributed rice kits and donated money. The orphanage in Bangalore was visited by the students on September 25, 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.
The talk by Mr Ananth Vallabh for freshers aimed at bringing out the hidden potential in students to turn them into principle centred youth and develop proactive leadership in them. Students actively participated and they took home the skills so that they can serve the society in a much better way for the benefit of humanity. PES alumni Aditya KR and Shailesk Gaddalay interacted with the students. The online event on Zoom was organised by Dhruva Club on Jan 2, 2021.
The talk focused on developing a relationship dynamic so that students could get to know how to interact, communicate and work with others. The speaker Mr. Ananth Vallabh made the attendees aware of the art of how they show up, build the context for what we co-create together today and moving forward in our relationships. The on-line talk organized by Dhruva Club for students at RR campus was held on Sep 10, 2020.
Are we in a life threatening situation?
No, As per current data, global mortality rate of COVID19 is around 5% or only 50 people could die out of 1000 (For India its around: 2.9%). remaining 950+ people will recover with the help of adequate medical care
Just imagine you are one among those 950+ people!
Nevertheless, make sure you are following strictly all the guidelines regarding COVID19 like hygiene practice, social distancing, staying at home, etc
What ‘if I get affected’ by COVID19?
Follow the guidelines of GOI regarding COVID19 issued from time to time.
Be aware of your feelings like guilt, regret etc. These feelings make you feel depressed and affect your recovery rate
Focus on your strength to fasten your recovery.
Kindly note that what ‘if I don’t get affected’ (bcz, ‘what if’ is anxiety eliciting thinking pattern!)
Watch your emotions: Your fear could escalate your perception of the risk involved and anger makes you perceive the risk less, makes you highly vulnerable
What if one of my parent get affected…
Again anxiety eliciting thinking pattern!! Drop the thought process
If they get affected by COVID19, still I ask you to stay calm and follow guidelines and do as per the medical advice
Remember that you are not alone. The entire Government machinery/medical fraternity is with you or with your parent in the recovery process!
Am I doing enough to prevent it?
Do as much as possible! Hand hygiene, social distancing…
Remember that no human being can change his habit suddenly!
It takes lot of effort in terms of being aware of it, stay calm, practice it again and again
Stay calm and slow down!( I emphasize stay calm because your anxiety will make you do the opposite, where you touch your eyes, nose and mouth more often!)
Feel that you are under control. Feeling of loss of control makes you feel guilty, hopeless and worthless
How to improve my immunity?
It takes time and it is a gradual process!
Nutritious food, sleep, exercises, and positive thinking will take time to enhance your immunity
Not to worry: Doing some thing is better than nothing! Start now and feel good within yourself!
We talk about the importance of media in the society, and nation’s development. But the irony is too much of media exposure-especially digital and social media will make you feel distressed
The research says that people with the highest exposure to media coverage of negative incidents experienced more acute stress than who actually exposed to the real incidents!!
So lesser the media, higher your ability to study!
Motivation to study depends…
Your performance will be high, if your course matches:
Aptitude (your CET/PESSAT score, approximately)
Personality & Discipline
Set goals: Both short term and long term
Short term goals depends upon:
Your goals should be realistic
Make your goal as much as specific
It must be measurable
Some body must have achieved it or achievable!
Sufficient time should be there to achieve
5R for effective studying
Read for 45-50 minutes and take break for 5 minutes
Recollect - Write down few points/formulas or use mind mapping
Reflect: reflect upon a what you have read after every concept or paragraph
Revise- after the end of every study period and at the end of the day, every week, etc
Reward-Yourself with a compliment, sweets, snacks or anything you like
Take it as a challenge!
Whatever I had given is research based and it will help you a lot
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