#Alumni

  • RETRO to METRO - MUSICAL CONCERT

    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 alumni.office@pes.edu.

    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.

  • Enthusiasm, Expertise and Empathy are the Mantras for Success says Senior Alumni

    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.

  • Alumni Achievements

    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.

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  • Shreyas stands tall as the IRONMAN – Alumnus of PESIT EC Campus

    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.

  • Talk on Dynamics of Relationship

    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.

  • SME Alumni meet

    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. 

  • PES University Alumni in the News: Karthik Kamath

    Karthik won silver medal in Moscow Wushu stars 2019 representing India and bronze medal in the 28th Wushu senior nationals championship 2019 held in Jammu. Wushu or Chinese Kungfu, a sport, is a hard and soft and complete martial art, as well as a full-contact sport. Karthik was a student in department of hospitality and event management during 2010-13.
  • Alumni meet

    The students of BBA HEM program interacted with the university alumni to know the practical aspects of the industry. The interaction helped the students in getting an overview of the opportunities for internships, employment and higher education. The website for the university alumni of the university’s hospitality program was launched on the occasion. Catalyst Club of department of Hospitality and Event Management organised the event on Dec 7, 2019.
  • PES Alumni in the Media: Pradyumna Shanker

    Pradyumna Shanker, mixologist at The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore quoted in article on how aged, flavoured and infused with in-house blends, bars and restaurants are serving rum cocktails in innovative ways and mixologists predicting the dawn of rum signalling the end of gin in hipster glory.
  • PES Alumni in the News: Vikas Kumar

    Mr Vikas Kumar, IPS officer was part of the group that called on the President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, recently at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vikas Kumar was a student of Information Science and Engineering and in the first batch of PESIT as an autonomous institution.
  • PES Alumni in the News: Manoj Sanker

    NemoCare Wellness cofounded by Manoj, an alumnus of PES, was a winner at the Asia Hardware Battle 2019 India edition and qualified for Asia finals to be held in China. The award entitles the company a booth at TechCrunch Asia 2019. NemoCare’s innovative affordable, accessible, highly accurate monitoring solutions prevent neonatal and maternal deaths. The technology solutions use unobtrusive wireless wearable sensors and networks and analytical algorithms to power the AI platform and big data tools to provide continuous, high resolution monitoring and preventive care in hospitals and homes. Manoj was a student of Telecommunication Engineering during 2010-14 at PES Institute of Technology.
  • The 73rd Independence day was celebrated on August 15, 2019 @ PES University - Ring Road Campus.

    The tricolor national flag was hoisted by Mr. Anand Malligavad - A man of Lake Rejuvenation (Lake Conservationist), the Chief Guest of the Program. Addressing the gathering he called upon the youth to serve / contribute to the Mother Earth and Save the Mother Earth. Addressing the Students, Alumni and Staff members, Prof. D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that on August 15, 2022 India will be Celebrating Platinum Jubilee and PES will be celebrating Golden Jubilee. He narrated the roadmap ahead for 2020-2022 to all the stakeholders. He also announced that “PES University will extend all support to rejuvenate both the lakes of Hosakerehalli and the one at PES University Electronic city campus area”. He called upon the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Law to take up this initiative. Dr. K.N.Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University introduced the chief guest to the audience. This was followed by bi-annual alumni meet.
  • PES Alumni in the News: Manish Singh

    CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Machine Learning Startups featured Manish Singh, CEO Innovators Bay. He envisions the company as an India based innovation centre that constantly creates disruptive innovative products and as a production house for multiple startups. Manish was a student of MCA, of 2009-12 batch.
  • PES Alumni in the News

    A book co-authored by Abhishek Narain, Understanding Azure Data Factory, Operationalizing Big Data and Advanced Analytics Solutions, was released recently. Abhishek works as a technical program manager on the Azure Data Governance team at Microsoft. Previously he has worked as a consultant at Microsoft and Infragistics and he has worked on various Azure services and Windows app development projects. He is a public speaker and regularly speaks at various events, including Node Day, Droidcon, Microsoft TechEd, PyCon, the Great India Developer Summit and many others. Before joining Microsoft, he was awarded the Microsoft MVP designation. Abhishek student of BE Information Science at PESIT graduated in 2009.
  • Republic Day Celebrations and Alumni Meet

    The 70th Republic day was marked by enthusiasm of students who hoisted the national flag and actively participated in the celebrations. Prof. Mysore. V. Subramanya, senior music critic and scholar addressed the students. Prizes to winners of quiz contest conducted for students of government schools adopted by PES were distributed. The function was also an occasion for the 35th bi-annual meet of the alumni. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, Dr.K.N.B.Murthy, Vice Chancellor, and Dr.V.Keshavan, Dean of Engineering graced the event.
  • Mock interviews by Alumni

    To help the students prepare for interviews the alumni conducted mock interviews and group discussions. The alumni provided the feedback on the performance and answered questions about how to present themselves confidently.
  • PES Alumni in the News

    Soldrit was in the media recently as a fast growing independent repair service that provides repair services for multi-brand products. Soldrit was founded in 2015 by Deepak Bhatt and Kunal Bhatnagar, college batchmates in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PESIT, Bengaluru.
  • PES Alumni Spotlight

    Abhilasha Ravichander is enrolled for MS Program at the Language Technology Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she is currently a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr Eric Nyberg. With a GPA of 4.04/4.00 she has undertaken important assignments at the university. She designed models and methodologies for supervised semantic parsing in domains starting from zero training examples for Bosch Ubiquitous Personal Assistant. She was associated with the development of Data Driven Discovery of Models for DARPA. This involved creating an assistant to help experts interact with datasets and incorporate domain knowledge into Machine Learning models through interactive dialog and visualizations. She contributed to building an open-domain socialbot to engage users in conversation on Amazon’s Alexa platform and retrieval-based models and strategies for dialog from community question answering. Her team was one amongst 12 teams in the world chosen for sponsorship of 100,000 USD stipend by Amazon to compete in the Alexa Prize. Three of the papers written as a graduate student were under the guidance of Dr S.Natarajan. As a student of CMU she has published four papers and was a reviewer of CoNLL, one of the top conferences of Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL). Abhilasha started her career as a Platform Engineer at Sensara after graduating in BE Computer Science and Engineering with distinction from PES Institute of Technology.
  • Alumni Talk

    The students of hospitality program got an opportunity to interact with alumnus, Saumitra Chaturvedi, Director-Operations of Accor Hotel Group. He talked about career aspirations to reach the top. He advised students to come out of their comfort zones for becoming a competent professional. The talk highlighted the importance of multi-skilling and adaptability to stay relevant. As one works towards fulfilling career aspirations aiming higher improves confidence ones abilities was one of the takeaways.
  • PES Alumnus in the News

    In this year’s Motor Trend Truck contest, the truck from Ford emerged as the Super Duty Motor Trend Truck of 2017. Kaushik Shanboug, as Engine Calibration Engineer, at Ford Motor Company, was part of the engineering team working on the winning product for over 57 months. Kaushik completed his BE in Telecom from PES in 2010.
  • PES University Alumni Badminton Tournament Winners

    The tournament saw keen contests among the participants. Sagar won the men’s singles title, Sadvi won the women’s singles crown, Amogh Shetty and Sunny won in the men’s doubles category, and Siddarth and Sadvi clinched mixed doubles title.
  • PES alumna G. Radhika takes charge as Mandya SP

    G. Radhika, a computer science graduate from PESIT, a 2012-batch IPS officer, assumed charge as Superintendent of Police of Mandya.
  • PES University alumni in the News: FOLKLORE turns fable

    Smrthi founded Kagakka Gubakka with a mission to keep long-forgotten stories, games and traditions alive. The name is derived from stories about a conniving crow and a smart sparrow who are friends and about their adventures together. The live events see about 50-60 kids in each session. It starts with a 15-minute warm up session of gamified learning and personality development, followed by three stories – one rooted in mythology, folk and another one that makes them laugh. It ends with games that everybody looks forward to. The sessions take place at popular public parks of Bangalore. Many elders frequenting the parks get to share stories, and find the interactions with kids to be a welcome change.
  • 68th Republic Day celebration and 31st biannual alumni meet

    Enthusiastic Students from all branches of PES University took part in the flag hoisting ceremony marking the 68th Republic Day celebration. It was time to think about what one can do for the country. Building on the liberty of thought and expression guaranteed by the constitution the speakers at 31st biannual alumni meet that followed, talked about the motivation for the students to contribute intellectually to make the country progress rapidly to be a developed country. The meet was inaugurated by Prof. H.A.Ranganath, former Director, NAAC and former Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University. Talking about being successful he spoke about the importance of winning the conflicts within oneself. The learning for the students was about taking pride in the achievements of the country and elevating the nation to the next level. Prof D. Jawahar and Dr. KNB Murthy graced the occasion. The meet was compered by Prof. V.Krishna and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. K.S.Sridhar.
  • Pes Alumni In The News: Rashika Jain

    Rashika Jain, BTech from PES Institute of Technology and a gold medalist from Great Lakes Institute of Management, together with a friend started Weblistr an online shopping guide with the mission to simplify the world of online shopping for users and help online companies connect better with their shoppers. The portal helps users discover, rate and review online companies. We wish her the best in the endeavor.
  • Taking Up The Challenge Of Eradicating Malnutrition

    Mahesh, an alumni of PESIT, as a student of seventh semester, read an article in Frontline magazine which quoted a report on malnutrition. The UNICEF report rated mal-nutrition in Pakistan at 5%, Bangladesh 5%, Nigeria 5% and India at a whopping 42%. Mahesh says, “Coming from a small town like Tumkur, PES was the place where I got the confidence to challenge the problems of Real world, which bigger organizations like UN and WHO are fighting.” The exposure to international and national level conferences and guidance from faculty inspired Mahesh to take up social entrepreneurship along with research. He wanted to do something about the serious effects of mal-nutrition: death at a very young age, loss of memory, poor mental growth and slowing of a nation’s growth rate. Mahesh felt that as an engineer one has to take up such challenges. In 2010 he started growing Spirulina, researched on it and used expert advice from Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysore. The unique nutritional qualities of spirulina makes it a potent dietary supplement to save kids from malnutrition. Once he started growing Spirulina, Mahesh felt that the task of reaching it to malnourished kids in the remote villages is critical for his mission to tackle the problem of malnutrition. With all his perseverance and hard work, today he ensures that Spirulina reaches hundreds of villages in seven districts in Karnataka and some outside the state. He looks forward to support from the student community in raising funds and creating awareness about the need to ensure availability of Spirulina in remotest villages. Mahesh is getting more corporates to join hands and raising the issue with state and central governments. His aim is to eradicate malnutrition from earth.
  • Asim Anwar and Pavan Kumar successfully cleared the Civil Services Exam.

    Congratulations to Asim Anwar (Rank 149) and Pavan Kumar (Rank 420) who successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination. Best wishes from PES as you begin the journey to serve the nation.