As part of the sixth Alumni Reconnect series on the occasion of the golden jubilee celebration of PES University, the festival eve featured music and dance performances, stand-up comedy act and presented an opportunity for the management and teachers to recollect the defining moments in the eventful journey of the students and institution. The event was presided over by Prof D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, Prof Ajoy Kumar COO, Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs and the chairpersons of departments, PES University. Prof Ajoy Kumar welcomed the alumni and congratulated them on their achievements in their current walks of life and encouraged them to be associated with the university for the upcoming events and academic activities. Prof D Jawahar emphasized on the active role of alumni in the development of the university and the benefits that the alumni could reap from the facilities made available to them on the campus. The fun filled event was attended by over 800 alumni along with their family members. Stand-up comedian Mr. Anmol Garg, a PES alumni entertained the audience with his wit and humor which they could relate to vividly. The Ocean Kids dance team enthralled the gathering with their performance based on the theme of Colors of India. As the Garba and Dandiya ensued, the alumni got on the dance floor and grooved which was followed by the DJ taking over and filling the air with foot tapping music songs. Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean faculty of management studies proposed the vote of thanks which was followed by a sumptuous dinner. The festival eve for the sixth Alumni Reconnect was held on October 15, 2022.
On the 30th of July, 2022, the Golden Jubilee celebrations of PES University commenced with the gathering of all the alums and the faculty of the university, in what was the first offline event of the celebrations. A concert “Retro to Metro” was held, featuring a delightful collection of retro hits and modern ones performed by the students. The event was initiated by addresses to the attendees by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. V. Krishna, the Pro-Chancellor Prof D. Jawahar, and the Dean, FOMC.
The pro-chancellor welcomed everyone present and congratulated the alumni on their current positions and accomplishments. He also discussed their goals for the significant event scheduled for July 2023 and gave the alumni a warm welcome to all of the upcoming events.
We invited alumni from the 1992 batch and onward, as well as Professor D. Jawahar and the Dean, FOMC, for the cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate and officially inaugurate the event.
The event also saw impressive presentations by the students of the university which included musical acts in different forms including Carnatic and western, as well as dance performances comprising of individuals and teams, representing the institution in their respective fields. The evening also featured performances by alumni who have achieved success in music and the performing arts.
The university also announced two new curriculums for the new academic year, including psychology and a school of performing arts. The event concluded with the exchange of experiences and memories by the alums, reminiscent of their time spent within the walls of the classrooms and the gates of the campus. The momentous celebration came to the conclusion of its first installment with a promise of many more to come and the anticipation of increased participation and a larger network of alums joining for another successful event in the future.
The Dean of FOMC encouraged the alumni to participate in the 50 Golden Awards nomination process by using the alumni website's registration link, and also asked them to follow alumni engagements on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Register on https://alumni.pes.edu/ or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to express our gratitude to our Alumni for their enthusiastic participation, without which the event would not have ended up being such a huge success.
PES University held the Inaugural ceremony of the First Year B.Tech program for the academic year 2022-2023 held on September 4, 2022. Mrs. Sarita Prasanna, Senior Leader Salesforce, a senior Alumnus of PES Institute of Technology was the chief guest on the occasion. In her address, Mrs. Sarita stressed the role of technological and digital revolution and urged the students to make optimum utilization of the same. She advised the students to acquire all the knowledge and the expertise that is required in various areas from the mentors at PES University. She recollected her experience of being a student and a patron at PESIT, and urged the students to prepare a unique profile of their own and never to compare. She emphasized on three E’s that a student should inculcate – Enthusiasm, Expertise, Empathy. She wished all the new entrants great success in their academic journey and career pursuits and assured the parents that their wards are in safe hands and the decision of choosing PES is absolutely wise.
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 since its inception in 2014. PES has kept up its commitment for providing quality and value based education. He emphasized that research activity at PES has been given equal importance as a result of which two satellites built by students have been launched. The Chancellor highlighted the advantages for students who have taken admission at the EC Campus. He said that the campus is very strategically located in the IT corridor, good road connectivity and also the upcoming metro rail connectivity. With a large number of IT industries located in the vicinity of the campus, students can use the same for a better understanding of technology by listening to experts from the industry and taking up internships.
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. Subhash Kulkarni, Principal, PESIT EC Campus rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. CNR Rao 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 of the University and the practices students need to follow to become successful in life.
Mr. Manoj Sanker Alumnus Co-founder of Nemo Care was chosen to be part of the top 75 Biotech Start-Ups in the country had the opportunity to showcase his industry in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri. Piyush Goyal and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology. And was included in the list of 75 # Make in India products launched as part of Azadi ki Amrit Mahotsav 75 years of India’s Independence celebrations.
Creating a history of sorts, Shreyas G Hosur becomes the First Civil Servant from Karnataka to complete the grueling ‘IRONMAN’ Triathlon, considered to be the toughest single-day sports event in the world, which includes 3.8 km Swim, 180 km Cycling, and 42.2 km Running. He completed the event in 13 hrs 26 mins on 5th June 2022, in Hamburg, Germany. The finishers of the event are popularly known as ‘IRONMAN’ befitting the mental and physical strength the race demands!
Starting the 3.8km Swim at 6:30 am in the chilly waters of the Hamburg lake, it was followed by 180km cycling in the countryside and ended with a full marathon of 42.2kms.
An alumnus of PESIT, Shreyas is a Civil Servant from the 2012 batch, currently serving as Deputy Financial Advisor with South Western Railway in Bengaluru. It is a proud feeling that he has been able to achieve this challenging feat despite the challenges of his profession.
Prof. M R Doreswamy Chancellor of the PES University heartily congratulated on the Achievement.
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.
PESU I/O had their SME Alumni meet on Saturday, 1st February, 2020. PESU I/O is a peer-to-peer learning initiative in which Subject Matter Experts (Generally, students from senior years in college) teach courses to the juniors in a diverse spectrum of topics ranging from Course-Curriculars to Extracurriculars.
With over 4000 students, 200+ courses and 170+ SMEs, PESU I/O has conducted 9 slots so far. All the previous SMEs from our slots were addressed by the COO of PES Institutions, Prof. Ajoy Kumar at the prestigious faculty lounge on the 13th floor of Element block.
The event itself was an invaluable opportunity for our Subject Matter Experts to network and interact with each other, laying the foundation for a strong connect between PESU Alumnus in the future. Our "veteran" SMEs used this event as an opportunity to talk about their industrial experience as well as the new ventures they had embarked upon after passing out from college. This provided useful insights as well as inspiration to SMEs currently studying college.
With over 80 attendees from diverse segments of industry as well as students from university, this event was a remarkable success and we hope to have more such alumni meets in the future.