Honourable Chief Minister Sri. B.S.Yeddyurappa and other dignitaries performed Bhoomi Pooja and unveiling of foundation stone for the PESUIMSR at Electronic City campus of PES University. After the Bhoomipooja, Sri Yeddyurappa was felicitated by for his contribution to PES University. The Chief Minister addressed the august gathering that PES institute is ranking first in Karnataka. The alumni of the PES institute are in national and international level in prominent positions and contributing to the society. PES Group of Institutions has contributed to the society in many ways. One such contribution is recent flood affected villages of north Karnataka. Apart from monetary contribution, they renovated many schools in the north Karnataka. With the help of visionary person, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, the institute provided quality education to lakhs of students in the last four decades. I wish that the PES will provide ultramodern medical college and hospital to the citizens of Karnataka for good, said by the Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yeddyurappa. Dr.M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and Advisor (Cabinet Rank) on educational reforms, Government of Karnataka spoke on the process of starting a medical college and the hospital. PES has expertise in rendering education from KG to Ph.D. There are more than 25000 students studying in PES group of institutions. Dr. Doreswamy approached Government of Karnataka regarding starting a medical college in Karnataka but couldn’t get the consent. Meanwhile Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri Chandrababu Naidu welcomed PES to start a medical college in Kuppam. Now, the PES medical college at Kuppam is number one private medical college in Andhra Pradesh. The PESIMSR is offering modern high tech medical services to the rural population of Kuppam. Many of the friends of Dr. Doreswamy requested him to start a medical college in Bangalore, which is realized now through this Bhoomipooja. The program started with the welcoming of the guests by the Pro-Chancellor of PES University Prof. D. Jawahar and in the end, Director of Electronic City PES Campus Dr. Soorya Prasad rendered the vote of thanks. Honourable Revenue Minister, Government of Karnataka Sri Ashok, MLA of Bangalore South constituency Sri M. Krishnappa, PESIMSR Managing Director Dr. Suresh Krishnamurthy Additional Managing Director of PESIMSR Dr. Roopa Suresh and other dignitaries were on the dais.
PESU I/O is a peer-to-peer learning initiative in which Subject Matter Experts, who are proficient students in senior years in the university, teach courses to the juniors on a wide range of topics. The initiative has expanded to over 4000 students, 200+ courses and 170+ SMEs. On the occasion, graced by the COO of PES Institutions, Prof. Ajoy Kumar, students who had successfully completed the courses were awarded certificates. The SMEs who conducted the courses were recognised for their efforts. The launch featured an overview of the upcoming courses on offer that included courses on Quantum Machine Learning, Aeromodelling, Web Development, and Stock Market analysis. The students were introduced to new features of PESU I/O courses which included select university student clubs offering short term courses, 6 week courses and specialisation courses. Attendees were also given early access to PESU I/O registrations. The event attended by over 500 curious students was held on January 10, 2020.
The university had the opportunity to take Mr Hari Vasudev and Mr Suresh Shenoy, of Walmart Labs on a tour of the vibrant campus. They visited the state of the art facilities in the departments, well equipped centers of excellence and the recently launched advanced library aptly named Silent Reflections. The ambience conducive to research and innovation for the students and faculty impressed the visitors.
National Pharmacists Week is celebrated to highlight the pivotal role pharmacists play in the healthcare system. Students of pharmacy program undertook various activities based on the theme of pharmacists’ role in patient’s safety and efficacy of medicine. The students participated in a rally urging the citizens to avoid excess use of antibiotics and adapt a healthier lifestyle. The placards in English and Kannada carried catchy messages like: The Best and Most Efficient Pharmacy Is Within Our Own System and Get High on Life and Not Drugs, to quote a few. The event acknowledged the invaluable contributions of pharmacists in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings. The National Pharmacy Week was organised by department of pharmacy practice of PES University from Oct 21-26, 2019.
PES University awarded scholarship amounting to Rs 3 crores and 15 lakhs to 4,558 meritorious students pursuing undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, design and business administration and postgraduate programs in engineering. The university considers scholarships as an important source of motivation for continued excellence. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Jawahar, Pro-chancellor felt that the event was a celebration of merit which is nurtured and cherished by the university since inception. He gave an overview of scholarship initiative at the institution, starting from an amount of Rs 14,000 to 14 students in 1991. Today, the awards include Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships, Prof MRD Merit Scholarships, Distinction Awards, Rural Student Scholarships, Huawei Scholarships, Higher Education Scholarships and Travel Grants. Travel grants are given to students for participation in conferences and technical competitions. Higher education scholarships that are given to top 10% of students within 24 months of graduating demonstrate the institution’s commitment to excellence in education. He announced that the university has budgeted for Rs. 10 crores of scholarships for the next academic year. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor observed that the purpose of education is about being good human beings. He pointed out that 70 students scored 10/10 and commended the faculty members for their efforts in guiding the students to excel. He reiterated the university’s commitment to the society and nation and shared the university’s undertaking of the renovation of 12 government schools in flood affected districts of Bagalkote, Chikkodi, Gadaga and Haveri. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati reflected on the changing face of research with inter-disciplinary approach and blurring of distinction between work of scientists and engineers becoming key to solving problems we face today. He opined that teachers are facilitators in the outcome based education that we see today. He looked forward to active role of engineers in enabling India to achieve developmental goals identified by United Nations. Sri S. R. Umashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Primary and Secondary Education, GoK was felicitated by the university for his guidance and contribution to able administration of education in the state. Sri Umashankar in his address called upon the students to pursue their passion, and being involved in what they do irrespective of the field, sector or job they choose. Distinguished guest, Sri Hari Vasudev, Country Head & Vice President - Technology, Walmart Labs applauded the efforts of the faculty in inspiring the students to excel in their field of study. He underscored the role of technology which he felt is not just about improving speed and capability but about improving lives by empowering people. According to him one should learn to learn and stay equipped to deal with the fast paced changes and innovations. Empathy is a quality that students should nurture he felt, as that would help them create great customer experiences as professionals and understand the needs of the society to be good human beings. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor in his welcome address introduced the dignitaries on the dais. Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. R Vasudevan Iyer, Controller of Examinations, presented the awardees. The occasion was a moment of pride for the meritorious students who were felicitated by the honourable guests and the management of the university.
The 26th of November is celebrated across the country as Constitution day in commemoration of the adoption of the Constitution by the nation and Faculty of Law, PES University, decided to mark the day with festivity and remembrance of the yeoman contributions of the Constitution to the creation and shaping of Indian polity and society. The festivities began early with various programmes across the campus aimed at generating awareness among laymen. Later in the day, the Faculty of Law hosted and conducted a quiz on India’s Constitution, history and politics titled ‘Concours de Constitution’. Hon’ble Nadoja Dr. Justice S.R. Naik, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh and former Chairperson, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, was the Chief Guest of the event. Prof. Dr. M.R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University, presided over the function. The inauguration programme began with an invocation to divinity. Following this, Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, welcomed the gathering to the event and briefly explained the significance of the day and its historical antecedents. The session also saw the release of the semesterly newsletter edited and compiled by the students themselves and christened ‘Episotla’. Following this, the Hon’ble Chief Guest took to the dias and commended the role played by lawyers in India in its freedom struggle and their pre-eminent role in the framing of our Constitution. He also explained why law was a noble profession due to its inclination to service and the satisfaction of securing justice. He exhorted the current law students to recognize their position of privilege as members of the legal fraternity and take an active role in leading society. This was followed by the address of Prof. Dr. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. He spoke about his days as a law student and the history of PES as an institution. He too stressed on the importance of lawyers in society. He concluded by wishing the participants of the quiz the very best. The quiz attracted a huge swarm of participants, with nearly 400 students from various colleges across Bangalore in attendance. There was rigorous and close competition from the multiple teams, but a team from the Christ Junior College were adjudged winners after a thrilling final. The day ended with an informal valedictory ceremony that also saw the distribution of prizes. All the participants and attendees of the day left the venue wiser and more informed citizens and the true spirit of the Constitution, which rests in the minds and the hearts of the people it governs, was rekindled thanks to the efforts of the Faculty of Law, PES University.
Aditi Lakshmi S and Varsha Bhat won fourth place in the finals of Bioquiz 2019 held as part of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. Students of PG Diploma in Clinical Research and Data Management, Department of Biotechnology of PES University presented 7 posters at the event. The summit organised by the Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka is a 22nd edition of flagship event that provides a global stage for innovation utilising technology as a tool. The three day event held from Nov 18-20, 2019 offered knowledge, networking and business opportunities for all participants and visitors.
As part of National Library Week Celebrations 2019 experts shared their insights about research and publishing. Prof. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University compared quality and quantity publishing in his talk. Prof. Saroj Kumar Meher, ISI shared personal experience about transforming the research outcomes to a standard publishing format. Dr. R N V Seetharam Ramachandrulu, DXC Technology highlighted what he considered as the best attitude and approaches in research. The distinguished lecture series organised by the Central Library, PES University, The Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies (RCIS), and Karnataka State Library Association (KALA) was held on Nov 16, 2019.
The tenth annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 with the theme Auro of Lights saw more than 2500 students participating in 31events and contests. The participants showcased their talent in technical, literary, fine arts, cultural and sports fields. Students from PESU RR, DCSE, Christ, RVCE, BMSCE and 35 other colleges competed in the contests judged by top notch experts in the concerned field. The festival of talent was inaugurated with the hoisting of the flag of Karnataka followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Former Chief Justice of Karnataka High court Mr. Nagmohan Das, actress Sawathi Nayak, Aniketh Jain, CEO Kalera and Dr. J. Surya Prasad, Director PES University EC Campus graced the occasion. An audience of more than 5000 witnessed the elaborate and spectacular extravaganza over the two days. Creative team of Maaya 2019 curated the events and contests which were appreciated by the visitors many of whom captured the memory in selfies. This was the first opportunity for the visitors to experience the amazing PESU EC Auditorium. Girish and Chronicles band and DJ sponsored by MTV Beats and VH1 enthralled the crowd. The10th annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 organised by PES University Electronic city campus was held on Nov 15-16 2019.
Collegiate Social Responsibility Club (CSR) of PES University has organized a blood donation camp on November 18, 2019. The camp was organized to make students to be aware of the need to donate blood as well as inculcating a value of contributing to the society. Dr, M.R. Doreswami, Chancellor of PES University inaugurated the blood donation camp and congratulated the thousands of gathering students for their willingness to come forward for donating blood. NIMHANS, Kidvai, Red Cross, Victoria Hospital and PES Medical College, Kuppam blood banks were participated and collected 680 units of blood in this mega event.
AIKYA CLUB of PES University hosted an Orientation and Children’s day. AIKYA which means United to Serve aims in building Social Leaders. The AIKYA_PESU Orientation was held on 14th Nov 2019 on the occasion of Children’s day. The event focussed on motivating the volunteers about social service and the benefits of it. Students of Veerabhadra nagar government school were invited for the program and encouraged to perform cultural activities.They were gifted with necessary stationeries as a token of appreciation. To make a small difference in the society AIKYA club of PES University has kick started a new Journey.
PES University celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava today through keeping a talk by chief guest, who is a well known theatre artist, director and author Sri Babu Hirannaiah as well as the release of a translated book ‘Vishnupriyadevi’ by Professor G. Sathyanarayana. After hoisting a flag, Sri Hirannaiah spoke on how we could express our love and respect for kannada language through talking, sharing with non kannadigas and reading kannada books and papers. He also said that we can’t make others to learn Kannada through force, but talking and respecting the other culture and language. Mr. Upadhyaya spoke on the Vishnupriyadevi and how it represents a culture and tradition of Indian society of the medieval period. The program was started with a welcome speech by Dr. V. Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs, PES University. After the release of the book, the chief guest Sri Hirannaiah and Professor Sathyanarayana were felicitated. Prof. Hareesh Ugraiah, Head of Department, Bachelors of Business Administration rendered a vote of thanks. Afterwards, few cultural teams of PES University entertained the audience with cultural events.
The twelfth convocation of Jain Vishva Bharathi Institute conferred degrees in the presence of his holiness Acharya Mahashraman Anushashta in Bangalore. In his speech the venerable saint said that education must enlighten us and lead to liberation. He said that education must instill the values of harmony and morality to help build a healthy society. Speaking on the occasion Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University congratulated the graduating students on their successful completion of the course. He said that humanism and Jainism are synonymous. He expressed the confidence that Vishva Bharathi Institute has prepared the students to become a Vishva Manava, responsible global citizens. He observed that education must provide path for living and liberation. He felt fortunate for being in the midst of living and liberation and among two great saints, one who instills the art of living His Holiness Sri RaviShankar guruji and one who instills the art of liberation, His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman). As a representative of PES University, he saw Peace, Education and Service pervading the Jain Vishva Bharathi Institute under the guidance of Acharya Mahashraman. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji, of Art of Living, in his address said that Jainism emphasizes nonviolence as a path that leads to liberation. Sri Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers said that non-violence against humans as well as against all other creatures is one of the fundamental contributions of Jainism to world philosophy. JVBI, established with the inspiration of Gurudev Tulsi in Rajasthan is committed to providing the highest quality of educational services to the utmost satisfaction of the students and give them an opportunity to cultivate an integrated personality blended with spirituality and moral values.
The sixth edition of Celebrities and Celebrations presented an opportunity to listen to Dr. T G Ramesh, Visiting Scientist at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences and formerly scientist of CSIR-NAL. Dr. Ramesh, outlined the journey of Sir C V Raman from his birth and highlighted his achievements as a student. He spoke about Raman’s interest in Physics which won gold medals as an undergraduate and highest distinction in M.Sc studies. He mentioned how Sir Raman got fascinated to work at Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and at Calcutta University. He narrated the story of Raman being invited to the Oxford University Congress and honored by Lord Rutherford. He spoke in detail about the Classical theory of Raman scattering and quantum theory of scattering in very simple words. According to him, it was also interesting to note that, how Rayleigh’s observations were inspiring to Sir Raman and how he proved him wrong with respect to the blue color of the ocean. It was an emotional moment, said Dr. Ramesh, when Sir Raman received the Nobel prize and a telegram congratulating him from Gandhiji, who was in the prison. Dr. Ramesh concluded his speech by touching upon Sir. Raman’s dutifulness, dedication and simplicity that made him worthy of Bharata Ratna. Dr. KNB Murthy, Chairman, BITES and Vice-Chancellor, PES University delivered the welcome address and Dr. Jamadagni, Professor at IISc, introduced the Speaker and the Celebrity of the month, Sir C V Raman. The event jointly organized by PES University and BITES was held on Nov 7, 2019. The Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) is an autonomous body and a non-profit society promoted by the Government of Karnataka, in association with educational institutions and IT Industries in Karnataka, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry.
The fifth edition of the People’s Conference saw student committees discuss and deliberate upon a wide range of international and domestic issues. These included the importance of Cybersecurity, current human rights issues across the globe and the latest national education policy of India. The committees after the initial sessions debated as in general assembly, like UNGA DISEC, UNHRC and the ECOSOC to specialised committees like WSIS, AIPPM and the CCC. The event held on Oct 19, 2019 was inaugurated by Dr. V Krishna Sir, Dean of Student Affairs, PES University.
Every year, addiction to narcotics, drugs, psychotropic substances results in absence from college, disrupted family life and crime. Mobile phone addiction is known to lead to severe impairment or distress in one’s life. PES University in association with Girinagar Police Station, South Division, Bangalore City organised PESUians Against Intoxication initiative. Hon’ble Additional and Sessions Judge GM Sheenappa spoke about the legal implications of substance abuse and shared his personal experience of sentencing convicted addicts. Mr. Basheer Ahmad Makhandhar, renowned public prosecutor, spoke about his experience of handling cases involving students who were victims of substance abuse and influence of drugs on the students’ lives. Dr. K Raghu, psychiatrist with a rich experience of working in India and UK spoke about the importance of walking in students’ lives, and introduced them to ‘HEARTSAPP’ a mobile app which helps us control our tides of thought through meditation. Mr. Umesh Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police, and Mr. Vali Basha, Assistant Commissioner of Police were present on the occasion. Mr. Umesh Kumar, an engineering graduate and an IPS officer emphasised that everyone should have a clear ambition which will carry them forward through their career, not allowing them to get distracted from their goal. Dr. Rohini Katoch in her lively speech spoke about how we should help those in need, how we must make informed choices, not blaming anyone else for our decisions, and that we alone are responsible for the choices that we make. Dr. K Raghu’s concluding statement comprised five important advisory rules for the students, to help keep them away from the perils of addiction. Team Nautanki, presented a theatre act on the ill effects of addiction which was followed by a mime portraying how the evil of drugs ruins people’s daily lives. The students took a pledge: “We the students of PES University, solemnly swear that, we will not indulge in addictions, we will not fall prey to vices, and we will stand together as a responsible and sensitive student body and as upstanding citizens of India, in the face of these evils.” Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University donated 30 road barricades to the Police Department on the occasion.
The objective of the Studython was to test the endurance and the limits of the efforts focused on understanding and applying technical concepts. The first part of the Studython started on a Saturday evening. In this part, students had a three hour, hands on session on various system admin topics which were taught by a team of employees from Rooman Technologies. In the next session, students installed and integrated various components like Web server, App server, Database server, Firewall and Load balancer while resolving the problems as they worked through. A few students chose to catch quick naps. The Studython had a “no talking” rule in place to keep the minds of students focused on the task on hand. A team of mentors was available in the canteen area of the floor to help students with answers to their questions. On the next day, students who had completed the integration of the components delved deeper into studying each of the components. After breakfast, students started with their second task. This task required students to choose a set of 5 topics, 5 videos and 2 white papers on products and come up with five questions and answers. After lunch, in the final session of the Studython students came up with an idea for a product and submitted their respective product pitches. The event concluded with a talk by Prof. Ajoy Kumar on the learnings and how best students can use 24 hours to add something substantial to their resumes. The Studython was held from 5 PM on Oct 19 to 5 PM on Oct 20, as part of the course Operation Linux/Unix.
As part of the program related to World Food day, faculty of department of Pharmacy, accompanied the students and contributed an amount covering food expenses of four days for the orphan children. The volunteers interacted with children of Anatha Shishu Nivasa, on Oct 16, 2019. The theme for this year’s World Food Day is: Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.
The newly enrolled students of masters program in commerce got an opportunity to understand the career prospects and the commitment of the university to prepare them for the emerging prospects. In his inaugural address Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor highlighted the importance of faculty, library, laboratory and internship in learning. He announced that scholarship facilities like CNR Rao scholarship and MRD Scholarship will be extended to students of MCom program. He outlined the plan to grant stipend of rupees eight thousand per month to the students in their second year during their internships and industry exposure program. According to him, special attention will be paid to potential teachers among students and training them for National Eligibility Test. He said that emphasis on academic excellence at post-graduate level is a tough challenge and is a focus area under the New Education Policy and PES University endorses the new policy. The chief guest, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean Management studies in his address gave statistical information about B Com and M Com programs in the country. He said that corporate sector has projected a requirement of 50,000 commerce graduates this year. Newly enrolled students and faculty members, Prof. M.V. Sathya Narayan, Prof.A.V.Chandrashekar and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy were present on the occasion. The inauguration of M.Com classes of PESU for the academic year 2019-20 was held on September 26, 2019.
PES University’s annual classical music and dance confluence enthralled the audience with Carnatic and Hindustani vocal and instrumental music and Bharatnatyam performances by accomplished artists. The inaugural function was presided over by Vidhushi Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, renowned Veena artist. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jayanthi Kumareshthen wished everyone a happy Dussehra and commended PES University for encouraging fine arts, and not restricting themselves to the technical aspects of engineering. She said, “it encourages critical thinking, creates curious minds and therefore professional lives”. Dr. M.R.Doreswamy in his presidential address highlighted the influence of classical music on our lives and importance of Indian heritage and culture and how our country’s art forms bring us all together and reinforce the spirit of “unity is diversity”. Present on the occasion were Dr. KN B Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. V Krishna, Dean of Student Affairs. The second day featured Trimukhi-instrumental ensemble, violin in solo, Hindustani and Carnatic vocal and bharatnatyam recital which regaled the audience. The curtain raiser concert of Carnatic vocal performance held on the previous day set the tone for the spellbinding events. Samarasa 2019 was held on Oct 5-6, 2019.
As the country celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, PES University commemorated the same in a very special way by unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on its Campus. An 8-foot tall and 40-inch wide bronze statue shipped from Porbandar the birth place of Bapuji was unveiled by His Excellency Sri Vajubhai Vala -Honourable Governor of Karnataka and Sri Suresh Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in the august presence of Dr. M R Doreswamy – Chancellor, PES University and Prof. D Jawahar – Pro Chancellor, PES University. The unveiling was followed by garland ceremony at the Gandhiji Statue in OAT, followed by Bhajans of Mahatma Gandhiji and address by eminent guests. Over 2000 students, faculty, invitees and general public gathered to witness this very momentous occasion. While addressing the gathering, Sri Suresh Kumar extended wishes and thanks to Dr. M R Doreswamy on behalf of the people of Karnataka and State Government for erecting the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birthday. He said that it will help people to remember Mahatma Gandhiji as a true humanitarian. He thanked Dr. M.R. Doreswamy for adopting ten schools in the flood affected North Karnataka. Sri Vajubhai Vala congratulated and thanked Dr. M.R. Doreswamy for the coming up with a very apt idea of erecting a statue in the PES University premises. He said that the statue will spread the values and memories of Gandhi for generations on this campus. Further, the honourable Governor appreciated the PES University for inclusion of value added courses on Mahatma Gandhi ji, Swami Vivekananda and Sri M Visvesvaraya in the curriculum of University. He also appreciated the idea of including Yoga in the academic courses apart from hosting the International Yoga Day in mega scale every year. He recalled his presence at PES University on IYD. Hon’ble Governor applauded the “Education Service that Dr. M R Doreswamy is extending to society”. Sri Vajubhai Vala addressed the students and faculty members about the life and achievements of Gandhiji, and how the young generation could inculcate the Gandhian principles for the good. Gandhian principles are more relevant today where deterioration of values in society. Under Gandhiji’s leadership Country attained independence. However post independence he never aspired for any eminent positions like President or Prime Minister of the India. It is an unparallel event that has taken place in the world history. The youth of today should uphold the exemplary qualities / values demonstrated by Gandhiji like truth, non-violence and sacrifice. These are the qualities which should be emulated by the present generation. He appealed to read the literature which are available in plenty on Gandhiji and one of his associate Sardar Patel who handled effectively the integration of the princely states with his diplomatic skills and foresightedness. The problem of amalgamating 562 independent states with a democratic self-governing India was difficult and delicate. Today, PES University has set an example which is healthy to emulate by other institutions. He also appreciated the adoption of 10 government schools in north Karnataka. Sri S. Suresh Kumar, Honourable Minister- Primary and secondary education, Government of Karnataka unveiled the “The Slient Reflections”– Mega Scale Library with a Marvelous Architecture housed at 13 Floor of the B Block of PES University. He appreciated the architectural design and said that I am sure that Students would wish to stay back on campus to utilize such a facility. Dr M R Doreswamy made a suggestion to Sri S. Suresh Kumar regarding public examination system stating that commencing it from 8 th Standard is ideal and hon’ble minister endorsed the view of Dr M R Doreswamy. Dr. M R Doreswamy inaugurated the repository of Gandhiji, Swami Vivekananda and Sri M Visvesvaraya.
Students got an opportunity to curate the unique event with the assistance of Team REdbull Sports. The event saw the indigenous sport of Lagori drawing the interest of corporates and student community. The event showed the immense business potential of an age old game. Chris Croning of RedBull Sports and Dr. Vijaykumar, Dean of Management Studies spoke on the occasion.
B R MOHAMMED SAQALIN MUSHTAQ and SIDDESH H emerged as winner and runner-up in the Inter-departmental Carom tournament. Both the players are students of third semester in Mechanical Engineering. The event was organised by the Physical Education department of the university.
Glowing tributes to the greatest Indian engineer Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya marked the Engineers Day celebrations. Dr. Arati Founder, Vibhu Academy addressed the gathering and highlighted the contributions of M. Visvesvaraya. She talked about his humility and nobility and his pioneering work as an engineer, architect, intellectual and Diwan of Mysore State. Dr. Arati narrated the story of his early life in poverty when his mother asked him to promise to get drinking water to their village. As a child, he had to walk to nearby town of Chikkaballapura to attend the school and studied under street lights. After schooling, he pursued engineering at Pune. Following his exemplary work in project on Sindhu river he was invited to Hyderabad to lead the project on Musa river. He was known for his openness to learning and accepting knowledge from everywhere. He worked as chairman of planning commission of India for a brief period, and took up the position of Diwan of Mysore State on the invitation of the then king of Mysore. In a span of 6 yrs, he started 6500 schools, HAL and Bhadrawati steel plant. He started the SJR Polytechnic at Bangalore for skill development in students. He started the Century Club for building business networks, Karnataka Soaps and Detergents, UVCE and public library. He was the first president of Karnataka Sahitya Parishat. He was the visionary behind University of agricultural sciences, at Bangalore. Dr. Arati concluded by saying, “Sir M. Visvesvaraya’s contributions and works are countless and his selfless service remains an inspiration to every citizen of India.” The event was held on Sep 16, 2019 with fifth Celebrity and Celebrations meet of Board for IT Education Standards. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Chairman, BITES was present on the occasion.
Finance Domain of MBA, PES University, successfully conducted a one day symposium “STOCKATHON - Way to create Wealth” on August 16. Dr. Vijaykumar, Dean – Management studies presided over the function. Eminent speakers from Capital Markets industry shared their experience and insights of current trend. Mr. Ronak Moondra, Consultant Trainer – NSE & Founder CEO of Trading Campus, Mumbai, addressed on the “Overview of Capital Markets” and present state and future prospects of Algorithmic Trading. Mr. Anish Kumar, Business Head-South & East, Canara Robeco Asset Management & Mr. Sanjay. K.S, AVP, Anandrathi shared their knowledge and Industry experience in the area of “Mutual Funds”. Mr. Rajesh Shanbag, AVP, Way2 wealth Advisory, Mumbai provided insights on “Derivatives”. Dr. Sivashanmugam, Professor & Finance Domain Head – Management studies proposed vote of thanks. The entire event was co-ordinated by Dr. Sivashanmugam, Prof G. Srinivas and Prof. Krishna Kumar S.
Students of mechanical engineering got an opportunity to participate in sessions on the latest developments and real case applications on various CAE disciplines and industries, of ANSA, EPILYSIS, META and SPDRM (Simulation Process Data and Resources Manager) and many more. Experts from Mercedes Benz R&D, Wipro Technologies and Beta CAE Systems delivered talks on the software features, their applications, career aspirations and trends. The ANSA Day, event was organised by the department of mechanical engineering in association with Beta CAE systems on Sep 6, 2019.
The Entrepreneurship Club flagged off its Inaugural Townhall. Rishikesh S R, an alumnus of PES institution, who featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019, shared interesting insights about working of his company Rapido. Rapido is a platform where you can book a bike ride through a mobile app while traveling solo. Rishikesh touched upon the subject of startup culture in India, the problems and challenges he faced in setting up the company, and his vision for the company. Talking about his time in PES, Rishikesh recalled sitting down with friends to discuss new ideas for a start-up every day. Balaji Viswanathan, founder of the robotics company Invento, Humanoid robots for customer interaction, is a pioneer in the emerging field of AI-enabled hardware. While in college, he was a three-time winner of the prestigious medal from the National Design and Research Forum. He was invited to meet then President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam for a one on one discussions. He started the MOOC platform NalandaU in 2019 and co-founded a fin-tech company, Zingfin! He also happens to be one of the most followed Quora writers. He observed that India, as the IT power needs more industry led companies focusing on product development. He added that innovation has the potential to bring about that much needed change. The inspiring talks got the students thinking about the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Bangalore – 1530 candidates graduating from PES University were awarded degrees at the fourth annual convocation. The university’s first PhD and M Tech-by-Research candidates were conferred degrees at the ceremony. 17 gold medals and 92 silver medals were won by the graduating class. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE delivered the convocation address. He outlined how, over the years the ways of learning, expectations of industry and approach of students has changed. He highlighted the importance of learning, drawing from his rich experience as an academician and researcher. He opined that “learning to learn” and “never stop learning” should continue to guide the students. Prof. Sahasrabudhe touched upon the successful initiatives of the government in involving students to effectively address the problems of the country. Dr M R Doreswamy acknowledged the contribution of the faculty and considered it as an important factor in building a preeminent brand in PES. He took pride in the project of building a satellite by a PES institution. The second satellite by students of PES reflects the focus of the institution on research and innovation. Dr KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor introduced the chief guest and dignitaries on the dais. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor declared the convocation proceedings open. Dr V Krishnamurthy, Registrar presented the candidates to the council of the university. Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor admitted the qualifying candidates and administered the oath of working for public good, innovating for advancement in their field of work, accountability to future generation, conducting oneself with honour and upholding the values of perseverance, excellence and service. He unveiled the scroll of honour carrying the names and pictures of meritorious students of the year. The graduating class saw active recruitment by leading global and Indian investment banks, software and engineering companies and promising start ups. Many of the candidates chose to pursue higher studies at renowned global universities. The graduating batch made the most of the internship opportunities with key industry players. The university campus came alive with the beaming parents and fresh graduates.
The five day national workshop on Modelling and Analysis of Nexus between Renewable Energy, Electric Storage and Electrical Vehicle outlined the trends and research opportunities for students in this fast developing field. The inaugural function laid down the objectives of the workshop and the road ahead in the national and global perspective. The attendees were welcomed by Dr. B.K.Keshavan, Chairperson Dept. Of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. Dr. Venugopal. N, Convener said that the motivation for the workshop is about creating a platform for industry, research and academia to discuss and take up research projects in the field of electric vehicles. Dr. K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor addressed the current scenario in the state and nation about energy conservation and impact on the environment. Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Managing Director and CEO MEHER group of companies, explained the concepts of conventional technology for petrol vehicles in comparison to electric vehicles to conclude that electric vehicles are more economical and environmental friendly. Present on the occasion were Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Dean Placements, PES University. Dr. M.J Venkatarangan, thanked PRDC for their association in conducting this workshop. The workshop was held from July 22 to 26, 2019.
Bangalore – It was a time to share and learn for over 12000 school kids participating in the festival of science. The 2019 edition of The Amateur Scientist was back on a bigger scale and demonstrated innovative prototypes by budding scientists from over 227 schools from across the country who had registered for the event. The event with the motto of innovate, invent, inspire, drew large number of visitors from across the city to the vibrant campus. 30 schools from outside of Karnataka participated in the event. The science expo had over 85 stalls manned by kids answering the toughest questions by visitors and panel of judges on how their creations solved real world problems. The visiting kids were seen engaging fervently in games set up by the organisers that demanded sharp skills and knowledge with a spirit of curiosity and determination to win. The event provided a platform for the best working projects created by students between eighth and twelfth standards from various institution’s across India. The models on display based on new technologies and fresh scientific ideas aimed to solve a wide array of real world problems, ranged from intelligent traffic management to improvised wheel chair, to name a few. The event featuring over ten contests, curated by the PES students ensured a thrilling experience for the visitors. The contests engaged the visiting students in innovative games and formats that included Model Making, Quiz, Scotland Yard, Enigma, Treasure Island, Inquisitors Trials, CodeWars, Eclipse, Intellisense, Shark Tank and Junkyard Showdown. The event was inaugurated by Prof Ajoy Kumar, COO, PES Institutions. Later, speaking after distributing the prizes he said that he was happy that it proved to be an an enriching experience for the participants and students of PES University and looked forward to a bigger and better iteration next year. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor and Dr V Krishna were present on the occasion. The panel of judges included Dr Kannan, GM at UPS, Dr Shanthi, Mr Anoop Santhanam and Ms Anusha Rao. The jury was all praise for the explanation by the participants at the stalls and found the projects consistently good, making it difficult to select the winners. Prof Geetha Shankar and Dr Rajesh M graced the event. The team of Ruban Raj OG, Harsha R and Kavi Nesan of Maharishi Vidyamandir was declared the winner in Science Expo. The event is a testimony to PES University’s unwavering commitment to the highest quality education.
The tech intensive interaction featured expert speakers sharing their insights about the emerging technologies and how it shaped their lives. Nikhil Raichur, Community Manager for DSC (Developer Student Clubs) talked about the various programs of the GDG (Google Developers Group). Bharat Chetty, software engineer at NASDAQ, alumnus of PES University, and invitee to the recently held Google I/O highlighted the importance of learning the basics before diving into the world of tech. Nikita Gandhi, Project Coordinator for EngEDU's ML Program at Google talked about AI being a boon or bane and how students should work towards becoming better engineers with the help of developer communities. Pavankumar Manjalagiri software engineer at NASDAQ talked about Google Cloud. Shiv Prakash, data science engineer at AsknBid and Mathang, expert in Machine Learning helped the students with their doubts on Qwiklabs. The Cloud Study Jam conducted by DSC PESU held on July 20, 2019 was attended over 180 participants. Qwiklabs session saw participation of around 150 students with 30+ Quest completions.
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.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by newly admitted students and their parents. Speaking on the occasion Justice Vishwanath Shetty observed that there will always be many opportunities for students in a democratic system. He felt that neither the place of origin nor any other hurdle will come in the way of students who put up hard work and focus on achieving. He said that in our country even a young person hailing from a rural background can rise to the highest position like that of a President, Prime Minister or Lokayukta. He reiterated that all students who have secured admission in PES University are lucky since the university is known for excellence in education. Mr. Ravishankar Rao, Senior Manager, Strategic and Planning, CISCO, a distinguished alumnus of PES University addressed the students on the occasion and suggested that students should be technically sound, develop good communication skills and understand the corporate culture. According to him the industry is growing rapidly and demands by industry will be widely varying and therefore students should be responsive to the new technologies and changes. He felt that excellence in quality and being amenable to changes is the need of the hour and students therefore must be ready for this to shine and better their career. He wished the best to students entering higher education and congratulated them for getting admitted to PES University, renowned for quality education and placements. Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, delivered the orientation lecture and outlined SPIRIT a unique process framework put into practice successfully by PES University that enables the students to realise their potential. The inauguration of First year BBA, BBA-HEM, B.Com and Law (Integrated Honors Programs – BBA, LLB, BA,LLB and B.Com, LLB) was held on Aug 4, 2019 on the campus was attended by over 2,200 students and parents.
The inauguration saw enthusiastic students and parents on the campus. Addressing the students, Mr P.R. Devaraj, Global Head, IT Infra, Cognizant Technology Solutions said that they should be thankful to their parents and teachers for their sacrifice and support for preparing them for their academic future. He urged the students to make their parents proud with their achievements. He emphasised on the importance of values in life and upholding them. He pointed that the world is changing, technology is all pervasive as a part of every change and wanted students to accept the change. Mr Devaraj said that Bangalore is the fourth largest technology hub in the world and wanted students to be proud of their city. In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, welcomed the aspirant engineers and their parents. Dr. Doreswamy said that the meaningful education can be provided by an institution through the support of management, teachers, students and the parents. He recalled that PES started with 60 students and 12 teachers in 1972 and has grown to become a large educational institution with over 24000 students and 2500 faculty members. Karnataka State Higher Education Council Survey ranked PES as the number one private university in Karnataka. Recently concluded Outlook survey placed PES as the 6th top ranked state university in India. He felt that PES is synonymous with quality education and values and an institution that expects the students to follow the Sir M Visvesvaraya as the role model. He observed that this motivates the students to aim beyond being job seekers and emerge as entrepreneurs. He wanted students to remember and be proud of their Mother, Mother Tongue and Mother Land to understand the essence of life. Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, delivered the orientation lecture and outlined SPIRIT a unique process framework put into practice successfully by PES University that enables the students to realise their potential. Dr. K.N. B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor welcomed the guests and audience. Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Dr. Suryaprasad, Director, PES Electronic City Campus was present on the occasion. The inauguration of First year B.Tech (CSE), B.Arch and B.Des programs was held at the PES University campus on August 2, 2019.
At the international symposium on Heat Transfer, Professor KN Seetharamu's was felicitated on his eightieth birthday. Prof T Sundararajan, Chairperson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras. Prof M V Krishna Murthy, former Prof, Department of Mechanical Engineering IISc. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PES University and academicians from abroad were present on the occasion. Prof M V Krishnamurthy recollected the contribution of Prof K N Seetharamu to teaching and research and how his books are today a key learning resource. Prof T Sundararajan admired him for his down-to-earth personality and remembered his unique way of teaching finite element method (FEM) way back at IIT Madras. Prof V Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University, compared him to the roots and new students as leaves in educational system. Prof P Nithiyarasu and Dr A Ranganayakulu, scientist, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) highlighted his contribution. PES University is fortunate to have teachers like Prof K N Seetharamu and honoured to present the Mysore Peta and felicitate him and his wife on the occasion.
Students of hospitality program contributed to the success of 48th Skal Asia Congress, Bengaluru 2019 aimed at promoting global tourism and friendship. Student volunteers handled logistic work and took part in flag parade. Ashish Parthasarathy, a faculty member, handled the digital marketing through their Instagram handle for the event.
Global provider of team collaboration and productivity software, Atlassian Corporation Plc opened an R&D centre. The company was the top recruiter at PES University, Bengaluru last year offering the highest compensation of ₹ 48 lakh plus benefits for IT talent.
The team secured won second rank in Karnataka and 26th in India at BAJA SAE India Virtuals. The qualifying round saw competition among 282 teams from across India. The preliminary round based on design presentation and technical test was held at Chitkara University, Chandigarh on July 12-13, 2019.
The research paper titled Tribological Studies of High Surface Finish Ceramic Coatings for Low Friction and Adhesive Wear Resistant Applications was declared the best paper in the international conference on Materials and Manufacturing Methods 2019 held recently at NIT, Trichy. Zahid, Nabil and Avinash, students of final year B.Tech in Department of Mechanical Engineering carried out the research work under the guidance of Dr. Suneel Motru, Associate Professor, for their final semester project.
Inauguration of first semester diploma classes in PES Polytechnic college was an enriching experience for enthusiastic students & parents. The course information book of first year diploma was released by Sri Vinaya Kumar, VP, TKM. He suggested that parents and teachers should inspire and help students to set bigger goals. He talked about the importance of being a responsible citizen and developing quality and skills needed to be job creators instead of job seekers. In his presidential address, Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PESU opined that merit is the only criteria to that helps one to rise above caste and creed and reach the peak. He highlighted the importance of having a vision. He also noted that providing education with values is a nation building activity. He observed that an institution’s management, parents and teachers play a key role in grooming a student. On the occasion, five meritorious students of final year were felicitated with gold medals. Toppers in first and second year were felicitated with certificate of merit and gift vouchers. The induction program was conducted under the guidance of Director Prof. M.V. Sathyanarayana & Principal Prof. H. N. Devaraju. The event was held on the PES Polytechnic campus on July 7, 2019.
An Indonesian oil industry delegation comprising of 45 persons visited PES University, Bangalore as part of leadership workshop organized by M/S. Deloitte. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of the University presented an overview covering the history and journey of University, talent success stories and the establishment of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The team visited the centre and learnt that students had innovatively developed prototypes to solve real world problems. The students also demonstrated the devices they had developed which received wide appreciation from the visiting team.
PES University, Electronic City Campus held its annual Project Mela. The event which started on a small scale with the first batch of final year students in 2009, has grown into a huge showcase for the capstone projects of final year students. The students who had concentrated on their studies to earn good grades, have the freedom to explore their knowledge, inventiveness, and the nitty-gritty of starting, building and completion of a project. In a way, this was the culmination of their life as a student and the final stage in their preparation for a career in technology and beyond. The response this year was tremendous and the variety of the projects had to be seen to be believed. The projects covered a whole gamut of modern and futuristic technologies like Cloud Computing, Renewable Energy, Composite Materials and Robotics. The sheer ingenuity, and the spirit of innovation in the students was tangible in the projects. Hopefully, the students can build upon the foundations laid in this institution. The Project Mela initiative resulted in two US Patents this year besides encouraging a few of the students to turn entrepreneurs. The effort, time and finances that have gone into these projects is a testimony to PES Group’s commitment to provide education for the real world. PES Group is proud of its students’ achievements and wishes them all success in their future endeavours.
Thirty eight teams from different colleges competed in solving open ended problems in data analytics in a closely contested competition for data lovers. Five targets were given at 45 minutes interval and were evaluated by a panel of judges. The chief guests for the event were Amey Pathak, Head, Business solutions and Innvoations, Tata IQuants, and Giri Pathivadi, CTO, Power Research Development Corporation. Also present on the occasion were Kaartik, Data Architect, Thoughtworks, Giri Ganesh, Senior Data Analyst, Gramener, Manish, Project Manager, Impact Analytics, Mohan, Project Lead, Myntra, Dr.Viraj, Visiting Professor, IISc and Dr. Ram Rustagi, Professor, KSIT. All the prizes were bagged by students of PES University.
PES University celebrated the International Yoga Day 2019 on 21st June with lots of enthusiasm and gaiety from 7.00am to 8.30am. The occasion was very well attended by over 600 students, teachers and staff organized in the Cricket grounds of PES University. The mass yoga practice organized was spearheaded by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the University. Speaking on the occasion Dr. M R Doreswamy, the Chancellor informed that PES University fully believes in the good effects of Yoga practice. The regular practice of Yoga is included in the academic timetable. He mentioned regular Yoga practice helps all the students to concentrate on studies by building immunity to fight against diseases. He expressed that PES University has decided to incorporate Certified Value added Courses such as Life and achievements of great persons like Swamy Vivekananda, Sir. M Visveswariah and Mahatma Gandhi. Chancellor urged the participants to practice the timetested Yoga and Pranayama regularly which facilitate physical , mental and spiritual health. At young age this practice is ideal, Dr. Doreswamy observed. International Yoga Day Celebrations - 2019 at PES University met with great success. The registrar thanked the assembly.
The Faculty of Architecture and Design (FOAD) is taking forward Dr Doreswamy’s suggestion to transform service lanes near the university campus into pleasant walking tracks on the lines of footpaths in Hong Kong, which he happened to visit recently.
Best completed submission winners Anush Kini, Rajath S and Sumukh Aithal for their submission on ADAS Object detection in low light. Best completed submission runners-up Madhav Kashyap, Anuj Tambwekar and Rohit Menon for their submission on Q&A using NLP. Most Innovative submission winners Nandagopal Vinayak, Maanvi Nunna and Malaika Vijay for their submission on Drowsiness Detection.
PES University organized a book release event of “Applications of Thermodynamics” published by Wiley India Pvt. Ltd. on 27th April 2019 at 11AM. The book was authored by Dr. V. KADAMBI (Former Professor, Mechanical Engg., IIT Kanpur & Former Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engg., IIT Gandhinagar), Dr. T. R. SEETHARAM (Chair Professor in Thermal Engineering, Mechanical Engg. Dept., PES University & Former Principal, NIE, Mysore) and Mr. K. B. SUBRAMANYA KUMAR (Former Associate Professor, Mechanical Engg. Dept., NIE, Mysore). Dr. PRADIP DUTTA (Professor & Chair, Department of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore) released the book on this occasion. The event was presided over by DR. M. R. DORESWAMY, Ex-MLC, GOK (Founder Chairman - PES Institutions, Chancellor - PES University). On the occasion, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy mentioned how teachers are the heart of any institution for the growth of students and society. He also suggested teachers to follow 3L’s - (Life Long Learning) and emphasized that until teachers learn they cannot inspire students. Destiny of the country will be shaped by the teachers. Dr. T. R. Seetharam explained why this book is required for the academic community and unique contents in the book. Dr. Pradip Dutta shared his experience of 25 years teaching thermodynamics and how this book will be helpful for students, teachers and industrial researchers. The function witnessed the large gathering of students and admirers of the authors as well as faculty members.
A team of students undertook the initiative of raising awareness about voting. They designed and displayed posters on importance of voting and spoke about the theme. The team helped senior citizens of Little Sisters of the Poor old-age home reach their respective voting booth on the day of election, April 18 and escorted them back after voting. Dr M R Doreswamy praised the efforts of the students of MCA and said, “Our students are like role models for the youth in executing their responsibilities in their own capacity.”
Career Orientation and pre-placement Session for students of management by ITC Hospitality gave the participants an opportunity to know about the industry expectations. ITC executives, Dr. Swarup Sinha, Principal, ITC Hospitality Management Institute and Mr.Anurag Mishra HR Manager-ITC Hotels outlined the history and overview of the organisation. The session was held on March 29, 2019.
School children from Vajarahalli, Srinagar, Veerabhadranagar, Tataguni attended the quiz program with rounds on general knowledge, literature, sports and entertainment. Winners were felicitated with books and gifts. Students of BioTechnology organised the program on Jan 19, 2019.
Epsilon 2019, an intercollegiate Science Fest was organized by the Department of Science and Humanities of PES University on the University premises. The event was inaugurated by the Chancellor of PES University Dr. M.R. Doreswamy. Dr. Doreswamy, in his speech, said that the students need to be encouraged to solve social problems through discovering the new things. Vice Chancellor of PES University Dr. KNB Murthy said that this year's science fest is a 17th version of its kind and thanking the faculty for their consistency and commitment for making it a success. 20+ Colleges participated with more than 1000 participants from Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The events organized in this year's science Fest - EPSILON 2019 were Quantum Computing, Math Olympiad, Poster Presentation, Science Exhibition, Ted Talk Competition, Science Theatre, Science Film, Junk Yard wars and Science Quiz. Prof. Lata Pasupalety, Chairperson, Department of Science and Humanities welcomed the guests, participants and audience. Dr. S.R. RadhaKrishnan, Head of the Department, Science and Humanities, rendered the vote of thanks.
Students of management got an opportunity to understand ways in which innovation drives value creation and entrepreneurship and about curating brand innovations. Dr. Vijay Kumar, Prof. Sathya Prasad and Prof. G.K. Suresh shared their insights on social and economic value derived from innovations around the world, the process leading to innovation and how ITC as a brand curated innovations that saw tremendous success in the market. The event was held on March 11, 2019.
Professor CNR Rao and Professor MRD Merit scholarship award ceremony was organized at PES campus on March 2. The chief guest Sri T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, distributed the scholarship award to toppers of 2015and 2016 batch students. Sri T.M. Vijay Bhaskar appreciated and hailed PES University for recognizing the merit and knowledge. He said that giving away these awards, the institution grows in a positive way. Further, Mr. Vijay Bhaskar said that Engineering and other higher education students need to become more aware of social problems and solve those problems like Sir M. Visvesvaraiah did in erstwhile Mysore state. He wanted students to bring more laurels to the University in the coming days and contribute to the society. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, in his presidential speech, addressed students that the purpose of the awarding scholarship is to encourage students to inculcate the qualities of a leader, who possess those qualities and achieved success in life. PES institutions started distributing scholarships to 28 students in 1992 and now, the institution is giving scholarship awards to 5038 students, amounting Rupees 35439473 for the previous academic semester August-December 2018. As of now, PES has given Rs. 21 crores as scholarships and incentives from its inception. Dr. Doreswamy also said that the major responsibility of the University is not just teaching and conducting examinations, but conduct research and encourage the innovation. In this regard, PES will be collaborating with research organizations to launch indigenous satellites. He wanted PES to come up with a medical college in Bangalore to fill the gap in the field of medical education. The values like honesty, accountability, patriotism and dedication, which are minimally needed in this crucial hour to improve the country within a decade. He urged students to remember mother, mother tongue, and motherland, the three things, when they are excelling in life. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PES University welcomed the guests. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of PES University, spoke about the history of awarding scholarships and incentives to students. Prof. Jawahar announced that PES will be giving 40% of the tuition fee as scholarships in the coming academic year. Mr. G. Doreswamy Naidu, Treasurer of People’s Education Society was felicitated for his contribution to the growth of the PES group of Institutions. Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar, PES University presented the vote of thanks. Dr. Surya Prasad, Director, PES University South Campus was also on the dais.
Aspiration 2019, a two day national level cultural carnival featuring inspirational speeches, cultural performance and felicitation of meritorious students was hosted by PES University. The fourteenth edition of annual college magazine Vision 2019 was released during the occasion. Dr. Seema Deep, Director-Service Operations Lifecycle Safety IQVIA, graced the event as chief guest. In her address to the gathering shared her view that students need to follow their hearts to excel in the chosen field. She outlined the journey a drug molecule takes to reach the market and increasing importance of pharmacovigilance. She was all praise for the profession of pharmacy for rendering valuable services to the society. Sri. Upasana Mohan, guest of honour, enthralled the audience with his mesmerising voice. Rank holders of M. Pharm program, RGUHS, GPAT 2019 qualifiers and class toppers of B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Pharm. D programs were felicitated. Fathima Biwi Award for best outgoing B. Pharm student was conferred on Ms. Darshika Mehta by Ms. Anju Majeed of Sami Labs and British Biologicals scholarships were awarded to the economically weaker students. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy in his presidential address commanded the pharmacy sector in India for providing drugs at economical rates compared to the developed countries. He felt that students can look upon the dignitaries on the stage as a role model and become entrepreneurs. He observed that with proper use of science and technology by the youngsters India can be a powerful nation by the year 2020. Prof. Dr. S. Mohan - Director and Prof. Dr. J. Saravanan - Principal of PES College of Pharmacy were also present on the stage. Aspiration 2019 is organised by PES College of Pharmacy on Feb 23 and 24, 2019 at Dr. MRD Auditorium, PES University campus.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity know more about career options in mixology and the nuances of the bartending trade. Mr. Merrick Rodrigues, one of India’s popular mixologists and Mr. Vipin Raman, founder and Director of European Bartending School shared their insights. The event was held on Feb 11, 2019 by the department.
The event was an occasion to make the students aware of different dimensions of life. Importance of knowing oneself, familiarity with our country, being aware of our culture and importance of teachings of Vivekananda were topics touched upon by Mr. Pramod Nataraj, Mr. Anand Resource of Disha Charitable Trust at the enriching interaction held on Feb 4, 2019 on campus.
The Department of BBA, organised a Poster Presentation Competition on the occasion of National Girl Child Day to highlight the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, safety of girl children and inequalities faced by girls in India, Students performed a dance and skit to portray the kinds of inequalities a girl child faces and concluded it with a message encouraging gender equality. 15 teams presented posters on themes such as progression of a girl child, role of women is different aspects of life, and education and equality of a girl child and the best 3 posters were awarded. The event was held on Monday Jan 28, 2019 on campus.
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.
Students of hospitality and event management got an opportunity to understand how the wine industry works and the emerging career options. The participants interacted with Keshav Raju, CEO and founder of Mudfingers dot com. He shared his experience of building his start-up against the challenges his viticulture business faced. The event was conducted by the department on campus on Jan 28, 2019.
Prakalpa is an annual event organized at PES University campus to show case the best projects developed by the students. More than 150 teams of various programs of study of PES University showcased creative and innovative projects at Prakalpa 2019 housed at their respective departments. More than 10 industries also participated in the event. The program was inaugurated by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University at 11:00 AM. Addressing the gathering Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said that “SET (Socially Economically Technologically) Innovative Project” is the need of the hour. He said that SET Innovation must touch three aspects of sustainable development namely technological, social and institutional innovation. He said PES University always encourages and promotes Project based learning. This model of education system seeks to prepare students to accept and meet challenges in the real world, mirroring what professionals do every day while teaching them what they need to know to succeed in a formal degree. Project based learning structures curriculum around discrete projects, presenting students with multi-step problems to solve or asking them complex questions they are then required to answer. It also improves student attitudes toward education, thanks to its ability to keep students engaged. Further he said that, universities and institutes of higher learning must focus on solving the societal problems may it be garbage, traffic, electricity, water, drainage, etc. He applauded on some of the interesting projects taken up by the students of PES University. He said I am taken aback by looking at these exciting projects. Each one of them is opt and unique in their own way. The project exhibition went on till 4:00 PM. Experts from industry and academia were part of the Jury Panel for every department. More than 5000 students, 800 parents, 600 students from other colleges took active participation during this event.
Department of Mechanical Engineering of PES University had organized an event to mark the Inauguration of Automotive Electronics laboratory set up jointly by PES University and Robert Bosch. Mr. R K SHENOY, Senior Vice President, Embedded Systems Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Ltd. inaugurated the lab and emphasized the need for hands on skills to the students.He called upon students to work beyond college hours to quire skills. He mentioned that this setting up of lab was the first step of Bosch and keen on introduce many more such to facilitate hands on learning for students. Dr. K. N. Balasubramanya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, PES University, stressed on the need for students to work for picking up skills across domains which is the need of the hour. Speaking on the occasion he also said that the days are not far off that universities would start offering a basket of courses from which students have the choice to choose from. Dr. K S SRIDHAR, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr. V KRISHNA, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Post Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering were presided over the function.
At Shaastra 2019, annual tech festival in India hosted US India Campus Tech Connect the project underway at PES University, on Design and development of systems for space debris mitigation garnered attention and was in the limelight.
PES University Bangalore organised a symposium on Future of Work on 5th Jan 2018 in association with BITES. Eminent speakers from various organisations who presented their views on the theme. Prof D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, presided over the function. The Board for IT Education Standards is a non-profit society set up by the Karnataka Government, in association with IT industries and educational institutions, in order to enhance the quality of IT education and help build quality manpower for the IT industry. Future of Work presents a daunting landscape. It's a scenic route dotted with technologies like automation, AI and robotics that are determining the ways we work and meandering into Gig economy where everyone works virtually. There are several issues embedded within this theme. Raghu K Tallam, Executive director, EY spoke on future work place and the shape of things to come. He mentioned that pace of fourth industrial revolution is rapid and demographic replacement ratio is 2.1. He explained concept of S-curves with respect to automation. He added that complex problem solving, creativity, intelligence, collaboration with selves and skills is important for employees. Zubun Tafti, Associative director, fin-tech and payment transformations, PWC spoke on the fin-tech juggernaut and if the bankers would disappear in the future. He said that future of fin-tech lies in business centres focusing on market and adapting to new concepts and digitalising the economy and categorising the start-ups are critical. He added that Indian Financial Services industry are adopting fin-tech in four distinct modes, business capability or partnerships, product capability or partnerships, operation model replication, and equity ownership. He mentioned that incumbents are engaging fin-tech ecosystem through various methods. Prashanth Kaivar, AVP, Head of Supply Chain Management, TechM spoke on Industry 4.0 and will the robots rule the roost. He said that there is perception that Industry 4.0 is a small factory but it is more than that as there is confluence of technologies. According to him, with robots becoming part and parcel of life, by 2045, computational power of computers would surpass that of the combined computational power of humans and computers both. He mentioned instances of anticipatory shipping, done by Amazon which includes alertness, accessibility, decisiveness, swiftness, flexibility. Dr. Sunitha Maheshwari, Pediatric cardiologist, Chief dreamer, Teleradiology solutions, USA spoke on medical automation and the fear that doctors could loose their jobs to AI. She said imaging for chronic diseases, high speed and resolution images for analysis are on the rise. She felt that using technology to take doctors to places where it is needed is critical and auto detection of diseases during emergency rapid triage and early detection is required. She advised use of AI to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of doctors. MANOJ KUMAR, founding partner, Workplaceif spoke on digitalization and disruption of human capital management. He said that labour productivity is stagnating and with it productivity growth in computing power, algorithms and data abundance is taking place. He added that Computation of power and Virtual management of data are very significant. SUSHMA RAJAGOPALAN, CEO/MD, ITC Infotech spoke on unscrambling of IT businesses and what to look forward to. She said the most important question is “will there be enough jobs and also what kind of job roles, if it’s available?” She added the world is uncertain so we should have an understanding of what is required differently from us. She mentioned the 7S that a CEO has to bear in mind are Sensing, Speed, Simplicity, Sharing Economy, Systems, Scale and Specialism. She also spoke about Digitaligence and Innoruption. The audience comprised of industry professionals, academicians and students. They appreciated the overall concept, theme and presentations done by all the esteemed speakers.
PES Unviersity Electronic City Campus Intercollegiate fest Maaya 2018, which was held during this Deepavali season was filled with fun and frolic. The fest was inaugurated by hoisting Karnataka flag by Dr. J Surya Prasad, Principal and Director followed by Dollu kunitha. The fest which was held on 10th and 11th November 2018 had more than 1500 participants contesting in various technical, literary, fine arts and cultural events. The stage events witnessed extreme competition and judges appreciated the amount of talent presented by PES University, RVCE, BMSCE, Christ University and other 26 college students. Maaya 2018 was concluded by mega band performance by “Pineapple Express”.
As part of social initiatives, PES University distributed free schoolbags and notebooks to students of higher primary level in government schools. The programme held on the campus was inaugurated by T. Suneel Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city. PES has been undertaking such donation drives for over a decade. The commissioner highlighted the need to inculcate human values and urged the school kids to avoid bad company and behave well to grow up as good citizens. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor in his presidential speech, said that PES has been supporting the holistic development of government school students through adopting the schools, providing free notebooks and schoolbags and undertaking direct teaching. He emphasized that a university has a duty towards the neighbourhood and the responsibility to support needy students. Dr. Doreswamy added that ‘Education without teaching humanitarian values is not an education at all’. Dr. K.N. B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor, PES University, Shri K. Annamalai, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Shrimati Rashmi S, President, Punashchetana Samajika Samsthe graced the occasion. 660 students from seven Government schools received the notebooks, pens and schoolbags. Following distribution, students, trained by the Punashchetana Samajika Samsthe, entertained the audience with a dance and drama performance as part of Parivarthane- the awareness program on crime. The programme was held on Dec 1, 2018.
Delhi Public School, Delhi won the ConQuizTador 2018 title and clinched the Dr M.R. Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. The popular quizzing event saw participation of over 2300 students from Bengaluru and other cities of India. Questions about a wide array of topics such as history, sports, entertainment, and science were posed to the students. Winners of the regional rounds of ConQuizTador, that were conducted earlier in the year competed against each other in the National Finals at Bengaluru. The competition kicked off with the Bengaluru prelims, which was a written test round of 20 questions. Many close calls and good cracks later, St Paul’s English School emerged the Bengaluru champions, while the team from National Hill View Public School took the second place. This was followed by two eliminators in which the national champions battled it out to earn their spot in the Grand Finale. The teams from Jamshedpur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Pune, Jamshedpur and Mangalore moved on to the next round. Though the rounds of questions that the finalists attempted to crack left them stumped in some moments, the team from Delhi easily built up a lead early on. The teams from Hyderabad and Mangalore gave them a run for their money, as they followed closely at their heels, racking up points in crucial buzzer rounds. But Delhi’s early lead paid off in the end, winning the title. This annual event is conducted by Quotient Quiz Club, the official quizzing forum of PES University was held on 16th November 2018.
PES University had organized a seminar on Managing the value of the Rupee-Appreciate or Depreciate. Two eminent speakers presented their views on the topic. Padmashree awardee Shri Manoharan, Chairman of Canara Bank and one of the illustrious bankers of the country, spoke on the fiscal prescriptions for managing the rupee. The other eminent speaker, Dr. Abdul Aziz, a celebrated economist and Chair professor at the National Law School, Bangalore, deliberated on the economic impact of a depreciating rupee. Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University, presided over the function. The gist of the two talks is given below: The value of a currency symbolizes the economic strength of a country. Is there an ideal value of the rupee? There are a myriad number of levers driving the rupee value, most of them not in India’s control. The elephant in the room, clearly, is crude price, a key driver of the value of the rupee. India imports 80% of its oil requirement. A weak rupee will make oil imports dearer, stoking inflation. The crude price itself is subject to forces such as globaleconomic growth, OPEC’s policies, US shale production, international sanctions and political turmoil in countries such as Venezuela. On the other hand, if the US Fed increases interest rates, dollars leave India, further plunging the rupee value. A depreciated rupee increases our Current Account Deficit (CAD). The remittances of the Indian diaspora limit the CAD, but remittances remain unstable due to the turmoil in the Middle-East. A weak rupee does bolster our exports; so, a depreciated rupee is not necessarily all evil. In fact, export-intensive countries such as China and Korea, as a matter of state policy, hold their currencies to boost exports; the US bills them “currency manipulators”. The flip side is that a strong rupee also poses problems; exports become uncompetitive although the import bill reduces. A strong rupee does ease the burden on external borrowings. To be fair, most major currencies have depreciated against the dollar. The rupee depreciation seems steep, but in real terms, IMF feels the depreciation is less than 6% in the last six months. High growth rates of the country and modest levels of external debt favour India in keeping the value of the Rupee in check. The other salutary issue is India’s healthy foreign exchange reserves, although the stated policy of the RBI is not to chase a specific target of the rupee but limit its volatility. Market forces largely determine the rupee movement in India within a band. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is growing at a strong clip and helps in stabilizing the rupee; the colour of FDI money is much better than that of fickle FII investments as it creates enduring assets for the country. The recently concluded deal with Japan on currency swap provides some additional cushion. The economic impact of a weak rupee was dwelled upon by the speakers. The impact of depreciated prices on the common man, such as higher fuel costs, was delineated. The speakers expounded on the impact of a weak rupee on India’s economic growth trajectory, per capita income, inflation control, and job creation.
PES University, Bangalore, as part of its Foundation Day celebrations, had organised a grand event to celebrate the academic merit performance of its students, at the Hosakerehalli Campus on 24th November 2018. Sri. G T Devegowda, Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka, was the Chief Guest for the event and Sri. Shankarlinge Gowda H, Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Authority, Govt. of Karnataka was the Guest of Felicitation. Prof. M R Doreswamy gave a warm welcome to the Hon’ble Minister. He then introduced the Chief Guest, Sri G T Devegowda. He declared the scholarship awards for more than 3000 meritorious students on campus, amounting to Rupees Two Crore and Thirty Lakhs. He congratulated the cream of students and mentioned about their performance. He also expressed his happiness for the presence of the Hon’ble Minister on this occasion in-spite of his busy schedule. Sri. G T Devegowda, gave away the CNR Rao scholarships and MRD Scholarships for all the toppers from various courses. He then addressed the gathering of scholarship holders, their parents and the faculty members. He applauded the works and high morals of Prof. M R Doreswamy, the founder of PES University. He also praised the responsibilities of dutiful teachers which he said, is the only noble profession. He advised all the students to get education on par with technological trends and at the same time preserve our environment. He also said that the students should respect elders, parents and teachers and become good citizen with social responsibilities. Sri. M K Shankarlinge Gowda, was felicitated by Prof. M R Doreswamy, on this occasion. In his address, he started his talk with the projection of the Economical status of India, which stands 6th in the world. He mentioned about the strength of young India. He also advised that Universities should be Centre of Excellence. He concluded by quoting: “Be any body.. But become Somebody”. This is possible by acquiring skills, he said. Mr. Mustafa Wajid, Chair, IET India Development Panel, informed the audience about the impact of IET Accreditation to Technological Universities and its advantages to students, faculty and University at large. Mr. Raghavan, Head of Membership & Partnership, IET India Development Panel, officially declared the IET Accreditation to PES University. He also announced that PES University is the first to get the IET Accreditation in Karnataka and 5th in India. Dr. V Krishna Murthy, Registrar, PES University gave away the vote of thanks. He thanked the huge gathering of students and parents.
The Mind Install team from PES University devised the winning hack, Non Intrusive Self Sleep Monitor System using In Ear EEG to take home the first prize. The system keeps track of a person's sleep cycle to avoid problems like sleep apnea, depression and anxiety. It uses ear EEG which is more comfortable and cheaper than conventional EEG devices. An android app was developed to show results through which user can directly share the reports to a doctor with a single click. The team of Prasanna Venkatesan and Pavitra N, 7th semester students of ECE and Sameer Gadicherla and Akash Nagaraj. 7th semester students of CSE won the cash prize of Rs. 35000 at the hackathon conducted by RVCE Hacks on November 2-3, 2018.
On the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, addressing a gathering of teachers, students and staff, Prof M R Doreswamy, traced the journey of the visionary from his services in Gujarat to joining the freedom struggle and working closely with Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak. He observed that the freedom struggle was fought with only two weapons, non-violence and truth and Sardar Patel succeeded in the Herculean task of negotiating with the then 550 princely states of free India to unite and build the country geographically and emotionally. He said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel represents courage, patriotism and strength and we all should follow his footsteps. Dr. K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor administered the oath to the audience, to foster and reinforce our dedication to preserve and strengthen unit, integrity and security of our nation.
Students of BBA HEM got an opportunity of curating a press conference that officially inaugurated the upcoming edition of a celebrated event. The first-hand experience of managing the event flow, welcoming guests and liaising with sponsors and media personnel was valuable learning. The press conference launching the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon to be held on Dec 8, 2018 was addressed by Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player and Shalini Saraswati, Indian Blade Runner. The initiative, aimed to create a platform to raise funds for health, education, social welfare and rural enlistment projects is supported by leading sports and film personalities and backed by companies for employee engagement and brand visibility and NGOs for raising funds and creating awareness on their cause. The press conference was held at a glitzy venue in Bangalore on October 30, 2018.
The annual international sports festival saw the hosts, PES University clinching the overall championship after winning in cricket, football and women’s throw ball. INFINI 2018 which was held form Oct 9-13 had 1200 participants from 43 colleges and 6 universities of which 3 universities were from Srilanka. The sports that included cricket, badminton, basketball, throw ball, Kabaddi and Futsal were played in Ring Road campus and Electronic City campus. The winners were felicitated at a function presided over by Dr K.N.B. Murthy, Vice Chancellor held on October 13, 2018.
The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), was held at PES University Electronic City Campus, Bangalore from Sep 19 to 22. The event commenced with the lighting of lamp by a group of dignitaries – Chief guest Dr. Schahram Dustdar, Head of Distributed Systems Group, The TU Wien, Austria, Guest of Honor Dr Thomas M Coughlin, 2018 President-Elect, IEEE USA, Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair, Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India and DrSabu M Thampi, Professor, IIIT-M, Trivandraum , Executive Chair, ICACCI. The ceremony was followed by Saraswati-Vandana. Dr Sudarshan TSB, Dean Research, PESU Bangalore formally introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed the participants, colleagues & students from all over the world. He talked about the scope of ICACCI and how it provides an international forum for exchange of ideas between students and researchers. Prof D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, expressed his gratitude towards ICACCI for choosing PES as host for such a prestigious event. He talked about the vision and the how the “Spirit of PES” guides them to make their vision a reality. Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair briefed about the importance of the event and the excellent platform it presents for researchers and students. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Shikha Tripathi, Research Head, PES and Organizing Chair of ICACCI. She mentioned the previous conferences and gave a layout of events to come in forthcoming days.
Students gained hands-on experience at the opening of the world’s largest mobile experience store by Samsung. They assisted in crowd management, logistics, coordination with vendors and activities related to large store opening. The students of BBA HEM volunteered for the event management company for which the department is an academic partner.
AP APICON 2018 emphasized the importance of bridging the gap between research in academics and the real world of clinical practice in treating the diversity of needy patients. Dr. S. Sacchidanand, MD, DVD, DHA, FRCP(Glasgow), Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences inaugurated the conference. He opined that sub-specialization has led to fragmentation of medical care and it is only the general physician who provides the holistic care. Dr. G. Narsimulu, Dean Indian College of Physicians remarked that, “Practicing Medicine is not a business. It is a service to humanity with compassion”. Dr. Alladi Mohan, Chairman Elect felt that “Name and fame is earned through service only”. Speaking on the occasion Dr. M. R. Doreswamy said “Providing urban facilities to the rural poor is the vision and mission of PES Group of Institutions”. Present on the occasion were Dr. Suresh Krishnamurthy, Medical Director, PESIMSR, Dr. Roopa Suresh, Assoc. Medical Director, PESIMSR, Dr. H. R. Krishna Rao, Principal, PESIMSR, Dr. T. Venugopala Rao, Medical Superintendent, PESIMSR, Dr. I. V. Rao, Chief Patron, Former VC Dr. NTRUHS, Vijayawada, Dr. Y. V. S. Prabhakar, Chairman AP API, Dr. K. S. R. Swamy, Hon. Secretary; Vice Chair persons- Dr. V. Srinivas, Dr. Ch. Manoj Kumar and Dr. P. Krishna Prasanthi; Dr. C. S.S. Sarma, Treasurer, Dr. S.K. Sharma, Retd. Prof. and HOD of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. E. Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam and Past Chairmen of AP API. The pre-conference Continuing Medical Education Programme workshop which hosted 14 talks was held on Sep 7, 2018. The 46th Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh chapter of Association of Physicians of India which was held from Sep 8-9, 2018 on PESISMR, Kuppam campus featured 42 scientific lectures, 137 posters, 68 platform presentations. 4 orations, 2 symposia, 2 workshops, debate and quiz.
The Eighth Annual Graduation Ceremony of PES Institute of Technology was organized on Saturday, 15th September, 2018. Shri. K V Chowdary, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission delivered the Graduation Ceremony Address. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor- PES University, Former MLC – GoK and Founder Chairman-PES Institutions awarded the Degree Certificates to the graduating students. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor– PES University and CEO–PES Institutions unveiled the Scroll of Honor. 627 graduating students who successfully completed programs of B.E. were awarded degrees at the ceremony marked by motivating speeches by esteemed guests. A total of 8 students were awarded gold medals for securing First rank and 83 silver medals from 2nd rank to 10th rank in various disciplines. Shri. K V Chowdary, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission congratulated all the rank holders and graduated students. In his graduation address Shri. Chowdary told to keep improving knowledge, respect elders, and engage in lifelong learning. Indian education system has created many scientists and scholars to the world. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor said that today was an important day for the three reasons firstly graduation ceremony is taking place and it is a day of Sir. M V Visvesvaraya 157th Birth anniversary and today was the day when our PM Modi Launched ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ As Part of Swachh Bharat Mission. He said “Today you are qualified students. Even if you have plans to go abroad, go ahead, learn, earn and return to serve your motherland”. He further informed that a world class institute could be built only with world class teachers; you should not forget your alma-matter. Currently we have MOU with various Institutions in USA and more than 100 students have inferned in the USA. Placements in PES is an integral activity and we believe in working hard to see all our students get jobs. The placements has been always a PES priority. The placement initiatives are fetching good number of high-salary jobs. Many corporate IT industries visit our campus and recruit our graduates; I am sure most of you are also beneficiaries. I should also request at this juncture that as alumni you could think of helping in your institute. It will be a great welcome gesture and a service you could provide. Many great institutions have received and are receiving such support particularly in USA. Giving away to alma-mater is a great fulfilling service. Dr. K S Sridhar, Principal, PESIT proposed the vote of thanks.
The alumni team was at its best, winning the football match against the students in an exciting duel. The contest started with the oath “We the Family of PES Take an oath as per PES Traditions. The match will happen in a fair mode. I will maintain the spirit every athlete would maintain.” The prize distribution and interactive session followed. The alumni of BBA HEM program of batches from 1996 to 2018 participated in the event held on September 1, 2018 on the university’s football turf.
The student team assisted the organizers of NetApp Cookathon in setting up the ingredient collection station, managing the cookathon and helping the celebrity chef. NetAPP conducted a Cookathon for its employees in collaboration with Akshaya Patra as a fundraising event with celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor and presence of Chef Zafar Ali, Leela Palace, on Aug 28-29, 2018 at their premises.
A hands-on experience of IoT and sensors brought forth the immense opportunities this domain offers in solving practical problems quickly and cost effectively. The workshop covered IoT related: physical and logical design, enabling technologies and levels, domain specific applications and platform design methodology. Participants also learnt about setting up, booting and using Raspberry Pi and got a quick overview of Python. The two day workshop held on Aug 10-11, was inaugurated by Dr.Mrunalini P, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Applications, MSRIT and Dr.Veena.S, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Applications, PES University was present on the occasion.
The students of Microsoft Innovation Lab at PES University participate in an annual summer internship where they work on cutting edge projects in the domains of Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Networks, Virtual Reality, Brain-Computer Interface and App Development. The results and demos of these projects were presented at Roadshow 2018, an event attended by a large number of students from all the engineering disciplines at PES university. Students developed an app to aid Alzheimer’s patients. They studied the control of devices with the eyes and brain to benefit differently abled members of society. Architectural plans were brought to life with VR and rooms were mapped by robots. Other robots learnt to catch balls and walk, while computers were taught to play video games better than humans. An image generator for forensic applications generated faces from descriptions and intruders in a home were detected with energy aware routing in sensor networks.The event was a grand success, and the presenters were kept on their feet, explaining their work and answering questions. The summer interns gained valuable experience in presenting their work, while the attendees gained exposure to research ideas and methods of conducting research. We hope to that such events will create an environment conducive to innovative research at PES University.
Bhavana and Suraj embarked on a five day journey interacting with the top chefs of Taj. They had a closer look at the modern trends in plating, choosing flavors, selecting ingredients, picking on the right sauce for sea foods and other techniques in signature dishes of leading restaurants. Chefs talked to them about ingredients, gadgets and how they plan full course meals. Bhavana and Suraj, fifth sem students of BBM-HEM program, visited: Karavalli, Memories of China, Vivanta, Azure, Blue Ginger, Terracota, and Bakery and Confectionery of Taj from Aug 20 to 25, 2018.
The campus was abuzz with excitement as the graduating class of 2018 attended the third annual convocation of PES University. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University conferred the post graduate degree to 105 and graduate degrees to 1,522 candidates. The programs of study included BTech, BBA, BBA-HEM, MBA, MCA and MTech in various disciplines. Padma Shri Dr. Sudha Murty. Chairperson, Infosys Foundation delivered the convocation address. She highlighted the importance of hard work and team work in professional careers. She considered emotional quotient as important as intelligence quotient in building a career and leading a satisfying life of compassion towards the needy. As one gained wings on completing education and started achieving new goals, one should develop the art of giving, was her word of advice to the audience. She felt that gratitude towards the alma mater, parents and society makes one happy. She concluded her inspiring address with a quote from Kathopanishad about a teacher’s blessings for a student who leaves after completing his education. M R Doreswamy presided over the graduation ceremony. He outlined the university’s emphasis on holistic education and the focus on research and innovation, especially after gaining autonomy. He expressed his gratitude towards the teachers who are instrumental in the university’s pursuit of academic excellence and achievements in solving the problems of the real world. He recollected the service of eminent teachers like Dr Radhakrishnan and Abdul Kalam in building the country. He expected the graduating students to respect mother, mother land and mother tongue. He looked forward to the university’s continued relationship with graduating class as alma mater. Dr M R Doreswmay, Chancellor, declared the graduation ceremony open. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, unveiled the Scroll of Honor and administered an oath with students pledging to apply knowledge for public good, innovate for advancement, be accountable for the future generations and uphold the values of perseverance, excellence and service. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor introduced the dignitaries on the dias. Dr Krishna Murthy, Registrar presented the qualifying students to receive their awards. Dr Kanchan Garg led the academic procession as mace bearer and also presented the rank holders. Optimism and energy marked the occasion as the graduating class embarked on a journey as professionals, ready to take on new challenges and make the most of unfolding opportunities.
PES University campus was witness to a celebration of science as school children from various institutions across Indiaexhibited innovative working projects. On display at the venue were close to 90 working models of solutions for real world problems. Over 8000 students, with about 400 from other cities, visited the venue and actively participated in the activities. The Amateur Scientist 2018 (TAS 2018) with the motto of “Inspire, Invent, Innovate” is one of the initiatives of PES University to encourage school children to meet people, share knowledge and learn new things.The event exhibited working projects submitted by students studying in 8th to 12th standards.The projects ranged from intelligent mechanical arrangements to use of Internet of Things (IoT) and Bots. More than just projects they solved real world problems in agriculture, space, transmission of electricity, to name a few. Students at the stalls faced queries from inquisitive visitors and the panel of expert judges. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University interacted with the school children. According to him, “The ideas of the kids displayed hold immense potential that needs active nurturing by teachers and schools. The spirit of science among children will be playing an important role in nation building as we compete in the global economy.” Science Project Competition hosted the dream working models that students had envisioned. The top project won a prize ofRs.10,000. Visiting school-kids got an opportunity to participate in many contests which tested their aptitude for science, analytical skills and ability to implement ideas.Model-making competition-RoboCombat involved students building their own robot, and bots battling it out in the arena. General Science quiz tested their knowledge in an exciting format.The Amazing Race was about clues and tasks leading to a series of spots on the campus and finally to the finish line. In Ideathon,over three rounds budding entrepreneurs get an opportunity to pitch their idea and the business model to a jury. Another contest challenged students to create a work of art using UV paint, paintbrush and acrylic paints on paper. Inquisitors Trials tested the debating skills and ability to deal with a simulated crisis. Code Warsput coding skills of participants on trial in a programming challenge. The event also hosted hands-on electronic workshop for the students.Blogger participants posed as the “Press of the day”. Over 200 students of PES University planned and managed the various activities from coordinating participation of schools to identifying the themes for the event. The Amateur Scientist, in its 11th year, organized since year 2010, is an important event which is popular among the school-children across the country especially in Bangalore. The event sponsored by PES University is known for the vibrant atmosphere and enriching exposure for school-kids.
The workshop saw the presenters sharing their experience of successfully using the Vedic approach in their own professional and personal lives with excellent outcomes and as a form of service to society, in India and the world over. Dr P.R. Mukund Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, RIT, Rochester, New York and Dr. Ananda Gopalan, CTO, VeldonycLidar, USA participated in the event. Dr. Veena S, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Applications, PES University was present on the occasion. The three traits of human being were compared to sathva, rajhasa and tamasa to induction, resistance and capacitor. Process of learning was demonstrated by shravana, manana and nidhi dhyasana. The speakers talked about DECATRAIT approaches related to knowledge, passion, attachment and detachment, awareness of the self, absorption, confidence, conviction. The importance of balance, vitality and strength for attaining success, position, fame and for personal growth was highlighted. Over 75 faculty, principals and institutional nominees, over 100 students from various institutions and over 100 working professionals attended the workshop held on July 26, 27 and 28, 2018.
Inauguration of First year B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Des programs of PES University was held at the PES University campus. The program was inaugurated by Prof. HP Khincha, Ex Vice –Chancellor of VTU, Belagavi. Prof. Khincha while addressing the students, stated on the fundamental question, the students need to ask in higher education is the purpose of education. The purpose of education is to get the knowledge, knowing new developments and lead a life. However, Prof. Khincha emphasized that it is about disciplining the mind, how do we want to live a life and how can I equip myself to live the life I want. To achieve this, the students should focus not only on the academic curriculum, but also on other subjects, extracurricular activities and inculcating values through teachers as role models. He quoted from Swami Vivekananda that the four pillars of education is to learn, to do, to live and to be self. Classroom teaching, hands on experiments will help to achieve the former two processes; where as opportunities provided by the institute would help in understanding the third concept and teachers qualities and values help in building the fourth concept. The students should utilize the four years of higher education life to reflect on pursuing what is good life. It involves the student’s responsibilities to the institution, to be a good citizen and understand the intricacies of the role of a global and planetary citizenship process. In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES Univeristy spoke on the role of education at PES University is not to provide only degrees, but it is a nation building activity. From 160 students in 1988 to 1440 in 2018, PES has grown both in its commitment to quality education and inculcating values through insisting students to keep Sir M Visvesvaraya and Abdul Kalam as role models. This will help our students not only a job seekers, but also job providers or entrepreneurs. He opined that the hope of a country depends on its youth and their aspiration. He wanted students to develop a friendship with books and continue this habit. If new India has to emerge, it is not only with the help of technology, but inculcating values and the culture our ancestors nourished. He wanted students to remember their mother, mother tongue and mother land to see the meaning in their life. PES University Vice Chancellor Dr. K.N. B. Murthy welcomed the dignitaries and audiences and Dr. Lata Pasupaleti, Chairperson of the department of Science and Humanities rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of PES University was also present on the dais.
Vibha Chetan and Rohan Sridhar received the ‘Best Student Presentation’ in student category at the International Conference on Future of Education 2018. They co-authored paper titled Evolution of education through gamification with Ganesh. Vibha and Rohan are students of design program at PES University. The conference inviting academia, scholars, researchers, industry experts and policy makers with broad and diverse research interests from around the world was held from June 26 to 27, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Alumni meet of department of Hospitality and Event Management gave students an opportunity to meet alumni with first-hand experience of the trends, career options and work culture in the industry. The department presented an overview of initiatives and activities to make them aware of the skills and aptitude of the students whom they may get a chance to recruit or recommend. Such interactions would enable students to transition confidently into the industry on graduation. The event organized by students was held on the campus on July 7, 2018.
A 10-day faculty development programme for teaching and non-teaching staff on MS Office was organised by the Hospitality and Event Management Department from June 4 to 15 on university campus.
Some of the top chefs and F & B managers from across the country visited the campus as jury members, judges and invitees to validate the process of the hospitality competition. 25 finalists from across the country participated in the skill competition across four domains namely cooking, baking, and patisserie and restaurant service. The event provided students an opportunity of informal mentoring by industry experts, skill updation and learning to compete at a higher level. The THSC (Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council) South competition was hosted, organized and conducted by the Department of Hospitality and Event Management from June 21 to 23, 2018 on PES University campus.
Shri Asish Ballal, Former Hockey Captain and Goalkeeper, Indian Hockey Team, Dr. I B Vijayalakshmi, Professor – Paediatric Cardiology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Centre were the guests of Honor. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University presided over the programme. Around 1550 stakeholders of PES Group of Institutions took active participation in IYD-2018. The Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) which is essentially a specified sequence of Yogaasanas of 45 minutes duration as prescribed by Ministry of Ayush was adopted by PES University. Addressing the audience Sri Ananth Kumar ji, Hon’ble Union Minister said that in UNO if any resolution needs to be passed then that resolution must be accepted by the majority of countries. In this regard, when our Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji proposed International Yoga Day, around 176 countries including America, China, Russia, Japan, France, Germany, England, Saudi Arabia and other middle east countries not just resolved to accept the proposal but all of the 176 counties became co-sponsors of the same. All the representatives of 176 countries said that it is not the representation of India, but a united proposal from all of us. He recalled that Dr. I B Vijaylakshmi’s statement “there are 39 acupoints in hand and when we rightly applaud through hand and not through finger, these 39 acupoints will help different parts of body to function properly as blood circulation will become smooth”. He said that he has imbibed yoga and an active practitioner from past 4 decades. If I am active and relaxed even under tremendous pressures, it is only because of Yoga – he added. He appreciated Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University for organizing such a beautiful event since its inception in 2015. He said “MRD” is the “Master of Resource Development”. Addressing the audience Dr. M R Doreswamy said Yoga is always given prominence at PES starting from PU (Pre University) to PG (Post Graduation). It is a fundamental unit of PES. Hon’ble Minister has already stated the significance of Yoga. “Yoga is one of the significant contributions of India to Mankind and every Indian must be proud of it”. The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual’s mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind; it helps manage stress and anxiety and keeps you relaxing. Yoga is a secular and global phenomenon.
At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT – 2018 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2018-19. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2018 during April 20 – May 10, 2018. PESSAT-2018 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test. Over 16,000 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2018 was conducted at 37 centers across India. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and Founder, PES Institutions declared the ranks of PESSAT-2018 on May 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM. He also felicitated the top 3 rankers with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media. The first rank was bagged by Mr. R Muralekrishnan and the second rank was bagged by Mr. Nandagopal Vidhu, both being the students of National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore. The third rank was bagged by Mr. Pranav Kasetty, student of Chethana PU College, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. The first round of PESSAT counselling will be held on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 at PES University for the selection of seats of all B.Tech programs (CSE, ECE, ME, EEE, CE and BT).
It was with great pride and immense gratitude that 3100 participants joined 500 Jawans of various regiments in 5K, 10K and 21K run. Samarpana 2018, a unique initiative had 1500 students of PES University running for a cause. The event highlighted the sacrifices of our martyrs and honored them and their families. The event set up a unique platform for students to interact and pay tributes to the men in uniform. The proceeds from the event were handed over to the families of the martyrs. The team also organized events like medical camp, legal help sessions, career counseling for children, women empowerment, city tour and a cultural evening for the families of the martyrs. Scion of the Mysore royal family, Yaduveer Wadiyar honored the families of the valiant martyrs. PES University Chancellor Dr. M R Doreswamy was present on the occasion.
It was time for the graduating students from BE, MTech, MCA and MBA to get to solving problems for the real world. At the event AT Home 2018 the best outgoing students from each department were felicitated. Dr. Surya Prasad, Principal PESIT BSC addressed the gathering. Prof . Sandesh, HOD computer science entertained the crowd by singing. The event was organized by Mr. Varun and team from 6th semester mentored by Dr. S.V.Satish. The event of PESIT Bangalore South Campus was held on May 18, 2018.
The innovative shopping trolley impressed the panel of judges to win the first place from among 120 projects submitted by participants from all over the state. The state level technical project competition and exhibition, held at Visvesvaraya Museum was organized by Government of Karnataka for students of engineering. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University appreciated the concept and creative thinking of students and recommended it for further development at Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI) at PES University.
Students of hospitality program got an opportunity to learn to appreciate flower aesthetics, floral art, flower designs, flower arrangements and trends in flower display. Ms. Sandhya Yadav founder of Tulip Floristry Institute shared her insights and expertise.
EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. The International Taxation course is an important resume-enhancing course for our MBA students. The big-four (EY, PwC, Deloitt, KPMG) are involved in providing taxation services to several Fortune-500 companies and have set up large offices in India to handle these services. PES is the first university at which EY is offering this partnership at the PG level. PES has created two courses based on EY’s International Taxation syllabus and have offered them as Career courses. The job opportunities for MBA students trained in International Taxation is enormous. Internship opportunities are abounding. EY has promised to take a significant number of our MBA trained students as interns, many of which will get converted to jobs. Our Finance specialization is bolstered by EY’s International Taxation. Added to this, we have tied-up with NISM (National Institute of Securities Markets, a subsidiary of SEBI) for a residential program at Mumbai (like IIT-Madras) on Capital Markets. The combination of Corporate Finance-International Taxation-Capital Markets has made our Finance specialization in MBA one of the most appealing in the country. Six of our faculty members are being trained by EY.
The students of PES University are proud winners of three awards in the YuvaratnaNXT, 2017 national competition. The awards are constituted to inspire budding architects to imaginatively present ideas from a range of versatile products manufactured by Birla White. Over 400 entries from around the world were submitted. The theme for this year was: Indian festivals and culture. The challenge was to design a wall surface of size six feet by four feet size in a novel way using Birla White cement and its value added products such as Levelplast, textura and GRC. Second and fourth semester architecture students won the first prize, third prize and the judges’ appreciation award. The assessment criteria included concept, composition, aesthetics, theme, originality of idea and finally the innovative usage of Birla White materials. The designs were highly appreciated for their unique and practically implementable solutions.
On PES University foundation day, Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD merit scholarship award ceremony was held at PES University premises today evening. Padma Vibhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala was a chief guest for the function. Dr. Heggade felicitated two students, who excelled in GATE 2018 and JAM as well as a female student, who won Ekalavya award by Government of Karnataka. He also awarded Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD scholarship awards to toppers in each department. Dr. Heggade, in his speech appreciated and thanked Dr. Doreswamy for his yeoman contribution to the field of education. PES has achieved a tremendous growth within a short span of time and the credit must go to Dr. Doreswamy. He also recalled that during the early years of post independence, the opportunities were less in India in higher education. But now there are lots of opportunities. A country can develop and succeed only though creating opportunities for its youngsters. He appreciated PES University in recognizing the meritorious student and encouraging them with monetary incentives. He inspired students to take a pledge in becoming the partners of growth, instead of beneficiaries of growth. Dr. MR Doreswamy, in his presidential address, insisted students to possess values and ethically oriented, which is embedded in the mission statement of PES University. Students must demonstrate these values, irrespective of their field of working. He suggested students to be part of the development of the country and to achieve this, they must concentrate on research and innovation. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, in his speech, talked about different incentives initiated by PES to encourage the students to excel in their academics. This semester, PES University is awarding 1500 students with merit scholarships, amounting to more than three crore Rupees. PES not only encourages current students with monetary incentives, but also facilitates with monetary support to secure foreign internships and international exposure. There is also a scheme for outstanding students studying higher education in the recognized international Universities. Mr. H. Siddaiah, IAS, Former Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, congratulated PES University for its outstanding achievement in quality higher education. Mr. Siddaiah was felicitated by Dr. MR Doreswamy for his support and contribution to the estabnlishment of PES University. During this occasion, book titled 1. ‘Shikshaka, Chintaka, Sadhaka’ and 2. ‘Dr. MR Doreswamy-Sadasyaru Karnataka Vidhana Parishathinalli Charchisida Nadavalikegalu’ have been released by Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and Shri. H. Siddaiah respectively. Dr. KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PES University, gave the welcome address and Dr. KS Shridhar, Principal of PES Institute of Technology rendered the vote of thanks. Shri. Rajashekharan, former Central Cabinet Minister and a statesman; Shri Ravi Subrahmanya, MLA of Basavanagudi Constituency; Shri Surendra Kumar, Vice President of SDM Group of institutions were the other dignitaries attended this award ceremony.
Students of BBA HEM program got an opportunity to know about types of grapes, working of a vineyard and winery manufacturing and operation. The visit to Grover’s Vineyards and interaction with hospitality manager, Mr.Vipin Singh helped them appreciate the finer aspects of the business and made them aware of the career openings suitable for their skills and learnings.
Chandni and Ghagan Lokesh registered a notable win at Quest 2018 in the front office competition leaving behind teams from over twenty reputed hotel and hospitality management institutes. The two day national level hospitality competition tested ability in the areas of role play, team work, situation handling and managing crisis at workplace. The event organized by Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal is an ideal platform for hospitality students to enhance their skills and develop leadership acumen in areas related to culinary, F&B, front office and accommodation. Chandni and Ghagan Lokesh are students of BBA HEM program in PES University.
The mainstream media covered the active placement scene on campuses despite news about shrinking job opportunities. “Placement officers need to attract new companies. This is a positive shift in the trend. Students must have knowledge of artificial intelligence, internet of things, virtual reality and more,” said K S Sridhar, placement director, PES University.
The day was celebrated by highlighting the importance food sustainability. Slow Food, promoted as an alternative to fast food, is an effective way of preserving traditional and regional cuisine. It encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. Dr. Trilocahn Sastry, IIM Bangalore in his keynote emphasized the need for social entrepreneurship among young students that benefits the community. Students were introduced to a vision of a world in which people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.
Catalyst, the event club and forum was inaugurated at an impressive ceremony. The logo was unveiled on the occasion and poster and video teaser were released. The students regaled the audience with a delightful dance performance. The inauguration program held on Jan 12, 2018 in Tech Park seminar hall was conceived and managed by students of BBA-HEM program.
The PES University campus was brimming with ideas as students demonstrated the projects they had undertaken and completed successfully. The guiding spirit for 2018 edition of Prakalpa was “idea plus action equals change”. True the spirit, twenty two stalls were abuzz with demos as the innovators shared their best ideas, working prototypes and their understanding of the industry they will be serving. The event has grown into a vibrant platform that brings together students of various disciplines who can come up with great ideas and work towards making it into a useful solution. The all terrain vehicle, hybrid four-wheeler and go kart zooming on the tracks drew large crowds. More than 5000 students, 800 parents, 1000 students from other colleges participated in the event. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the stalls, heard the enthusiastic presenters and interacted with students and staff. Speaking on the occasion he said that eco-tech innovation is the need of the hour and must touch three aspects of sustainable development namely technological, social and institutional innovation. He opined that universities and institutes of higher learning must focus on solving the societal problems be it garbage, traffic, electricity, water or drainage. He applauded some of the interesting projects taken up by the students of architecture and design department, biotechnology department and mechanical engineering department. He was impressed with the scale model of Lepakshi temple by students of architecture and design department, pebrine solution for silk worms developed by students of biotechnology and formula racing cars built by students of mechanical engineering. The panel of judges comprised of seven experts from industry and academia. Mr. Sudhir Ganesh Director – Engineering at Celestial Systems, Mr. Eswar Prasad N S CEO Nascent Ventures MHE Private Limited, Mr. Kailas Dulange MEP Technical Authority and Strategic Head in Atkins, Mr. Krishnan, TESCO, Dr. Usha Raghunath IIMB, Mr. Lokesh V Managing Director Innomantra and Mr. Vidhyadhar Wodeyar, practicing architect, evaluated the projects and department stalls. The first prize was won by Agriculture Robot and scaled model of Lepakshi temple. The second prize went to glass cleaning robot and classroom furniture design. The third prize was awarded to projects on Jathropa seeds and garment waste and gesture control robot based wheel chair. The stall put up by students of BBA program was adjudged the Best Department Stall. Other projects recognized by the jury were Bellandur lake project, NUO, energy from light source using sterling engine principle and profiling of distribution of Leachate contaminants in a vicinity of secured land fill. Prakalpa is an annual event of PES University about celebrating creativity that showcases the best projects completed by students and scholars of departments and research centers in PES University and other institutions of PES Group. The active participation and hard work of the student community strengthens PES University’s commitment to promoting education that is about learning to solve real world problems.
Students got an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest equipment in the food and beverage space and bespoke table arrangements. The visit to Bharat Crockeries proved to be a great learning experience. Another such experience was visit to Taaza Thindi to understand the operation and management of small format restaurants. The owner of the popular eating joint of the city, Mr. Srinivas Rao addressed students on best practices and how they maintain high safety standards on par with international norms. The Students of BBA-HEM visited the organizatios on Sep. 7-8, 2017.
Doctors at PES Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kuppam Campus undertook a complex surgery that was performed in two stages in the form of reduction of multiple mandible fractures and fixation with plate and screw. The patient had suffered multiple facial and scalp injuries resulting in fall back of tongue and airway narrowing and difficulty breathing and suffered a head injury with intracranial bleed. The team of doctors included: Dr. Rajesh (Emergency Physician), Dr. Gururaj (Plastic Surgeon), Dr. Kranthi Kumar (Neuro Surgeon), Dr. Santosh (Anaesthetist), Dr. Jagganath (ICU Specialist) and Dr. Bharat, Dr. Pooja and Dr. Sagar (General Surgeons).
The students of hotel and event management showcased their culinary skills by way of putting up food counters at the venue of a popular university event. The students burnt the midnight oil to dish out luscious chocolates and tongue tinglers like chats and sandwiches. Lip smacking delicacies were up for grabs at rock bottom prices. The food items were gobbled up in no time is a testimony to the quality of the food prepared. Students of 1st and 3rd years of the BBA-HEM year program took it upon themselves to set up food stalls to serve participants and visitors, numbering over 7500, at The Amateur Scientist, hosted under the auspices of PES University for identifying bright young minds on August 19.
The classes for diploma, bachelor’s and master’s program in Pharmacy were inaugurated in the august presence of chief guest, Dr. Veena Vinod Kumar, senior manager, Global safety, Novo Nordisk Service Centre. Dr. Goutam V. Pujari, Head BE and clinical research, Apotex Research was the guest of honor. The function was presided over by Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. Dr. S. Mohan, Director and Prof. J. Saravanan, Principal of PES College of Pharmacy were present on the occasion.
The university campus came alive with eager students at the inauguration of the fourth batch of engineering, architecture and design programs. The PES University app was launched in the orientation program following the inauguration. At the outset, the gathering paid rich tributes to Prof. U R Rao, remembering him as the father of Indian satellite programme. Vice Chancellor Dr K N B Murthy introduced the guests, welcomed the invitees and parents and reiterated the commitment of PES University to the society and student community. The proceedings started with the dignitaries on the dais participating in the lighting of the lamp and melodious invocation by a student. Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor talked about the dream of Dr M R Doreswamy and founding of PES society in 1972 which then took shape of a small school and which is today a pre-eminent university with over twenty thousand students. He outlined his vision for the university and the commitment to nurture the students into competent, ethically strong global citizens. The plaque marking the launch of three centers for research was formally unveiled by the guests. Sanctioned by Department of Industries and Commerce through Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU) the centers are focused on pattern recognition and machine intelligence, IoT and data sciences and aircraft technologies. The commencement address was delivered by Chief Guest, Shri Darpan Jain, Commissioner-Industrial Development, Director- Industries and Commerce, Commissioner- Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Govt. of Karnataka. He drew the attention of the students to the rapid pace of change in every part of the economy which is not just “geometric or arithmetic progression but exponential”. He saw the need for students to be prepared for the increasing role of services sector and greater use of technology enabled smart devices and cities. He underscored the importance of emotional intelligence and highlighted its dimensions through the symbol of Ganesha; broad forehead for wisdom, sacred thread for discipline, lotus for blooming even in tough conditions and the big belly for accepting all viewpoints. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor highlighted the university’s consistent efforts in recognizing and nurturing merit and empowering the students to become job creators and not just job seekers. The orientation program following the inauguration was conducted by Prof Jawahar. He explained how the experience and expertise in education has helped his staff to focus on each dimension of teaching and learning. The PES University app was launched on the occasion. The app provides instant access to assessments, attendance, courses taken, time table, lecture videos, and notifications. He looked forward to students becoming competent professionals, innovative in thinking and making their institution proud.
Wishing graduating students, a bright career ahead AT-Home 2017 turned out to be a gala event for wishing a bright professional career ahead to the graduating students of BE, MTech, MCA and MBA programs at PESIT Bangalore South Campus. Each department announced the best out-going student. Prof. Sandesh struck an emotional chord by singing “Papa Kehta Hain Bada Naam Karega” and Dr. Subhash Kulkarni rendered another melodious song. Out-going students released balloons to the sky. The junior students put up an impressive dance, drama and musical performance and distributed prizes for achievers and organizers of sports and extra-curricular activities. Another highlight of the event was Memory Lane a short video film which showcased the association of seniors and juniors in organizing various events. Dr. Surya Prasad, Principal, concluded with the tag line for this year’s event “Yes! You Did It!” The organizibg team was headed by Dr. S.V.Satish and comprised of students: Madhumitha Prakash, Vatsal, Kushali, Sujith, Manas.
To nourish the vision of India an innovative competition called “Digital Beti” was held. The contest, open for girl students all over India showcased presentations about government developmental plans and judged presentation creation talent that can inspire the nation. Vibha Chetan’s presentation https://goo.gl/X8XRoz was among the top 3 winners. In ten slides Vibha captured how Swachh Bharat is part of a larger vision for India. She traced the launch of the program, foresight of our leaders, the challenges it addressed and finally its potential to be the game changer for making India a developed nation. Vibha Chetan is a First Semester student from Faculty of Architecture and Design.
PESIT’s automotive club scores big at BIC event in Noida Bengaluru: Team Enigma, the automotive club of PESIT-BSC, participated in two national-level automotive events – BAJA SAE INDIA 2017 and ISIE HVC 2017, from Feb 16 to 20. The HVC team bagged the 1st position in virtual round, 2nd place in innovation and 2nd place in design rounds out of 250 participating teams in the event held at at Buddh Internation Circuit (BIC) Noida, UP. The team taking part in SAE Baja cleared virtual round at 20th position out of 650 teams and cleared technical inspection round at NATRAX facility in Indore. The 38-member team consisted of students from 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Science departments. The members worked for 8 months to build both formula race cars. The HVC is a hybrid vehicle which can run both on motor or engine. The SAE is a All Terrain Vehicle. Team members thanked the PES management, staff and also sponsors who encouraged them throughout their journey.
Her ID: DB9715 Vibha Chetan is a First Semester student from Faculty of Architecture and Design. She is among the top 20 list of Digi Beti contestants, selected from the 4500+ who applied for the National Presentation Contest – 2017 supported by Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) and she is the only student representing Karnataka. The final winner will be selected on the basis of public voting. Help Vibha win the contest by Voting & Sharing this information with your friends & family. Steps for public voting: 1. Visit:http://www.ictacademy.in/digibeti/PollingLogin.aspx 2. Register your Email ID 3. Click on the Activation link sent to your email 4. You will be redirected to voting portal 5. Vote for Vibha Chetan ID: DB9715 The complete voting process will take less than a minute time.
The recently announced results of B Com examinations of Bangalore University saw Shalini Prasad and Vishnu Prasad bagging second and sixth ranks. With the changing business landscape in our country the need for professionals with a strong understanding of the complexities of trade and commerce is essential for growth and competition. The achievement strengthens PES Institutions’ commitment to pursuit of academic excellence. The management, students and staff take pride in the success of the achievers and wish them a great career ahead.
PES College of Pharmacy, won the Bengaluru zonal kabaddi championship of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. In the interzonal championship of RGUHS conducted on 20th October 2016, PESCP emerged as champions of RGUHS by defeating Shimoga medical college with a score of 38-31 in the final match. From left to right (sitting): Dr. Sanjay, Mrs. Kavitha P N, Prof.Dr.J. Saravanan, Prof. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Prof. Dr. S. Mohan, Mr. T. Srinivas (coach), Mohan D(captain) (Standing): Nandeesh R, Bahubali B Patil, Arun R, Chetan CM, Vinod Raj, Uday kumar V (VC), Harish kumar, Dayakar Reddy, Prajwal ER
The competition tested the creative potential of around 30 teams from various architecture schools. The team from PES University comprising of Sana Faheema, Impana Manjunath, Kannika Prakash and Prathibha Prakash submitted an abstract painting inspired by Architect B V Doshi’s works and a 3D model of the same created in mount board without using glue. The entry won the first prize in Jigsaw event of the PHASE SHIFT 2016 presented by Alpha Design Technologies. The competition, an annual tech Symposium organised by BMS College of Engineering, was held on 23rd and 24th of September, 2016.
The first convocation of PES University was held on Saturday, conferring MBA and MTech degrees upon 297 students. The convocation ceremony was declared open by governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala. Dr Balasubramaniam, founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, delivered the convocation address. He advised the graduating students not be afraid to be innovative in solving problems. He considered the combination of passion and compassion as essential to career and life. He felt that digital empowerment is necessary for success in the real world. He believed that due to the enormous amount of data a professional is exposed to, the ability to manage such data and making sense of it is what matters. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of the university held that focus areas for the university are quality education; placement record and using flexibility in curriculum to equip the students with the vital skills. Alliances with foreign universities he felt gets students global exposure in higher studies. The university has recently added undergraduate and graduate courses in architecture, design, and plans to add courses in medicine, mass communication, commerce, economics and law. Vajubhai Vala in his address advised the students to show courage in tackling the problems faced by the society and the nation. He awarded the gold medals to the rank holders and exceptional achievers. Prof Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, unveiled the scroll of honor and administered the oath to graduating students. They pledged to work for public good, innovate for the advancement in their respective fields, and be aware of their social responsibility. The campus was abuzz with the enthusiasm of the graduating students.
DCPECS 2016, the national workshop on Digital Controller for Power Electronic Converters and Systems was held on the PES University campus from April 11 to 14, 2016. The workshop, organized by the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with NaMPET was funded by TEQIP. National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET) facilitates research, development, deployment and commercialization of power electronics technology by enhancing the indigenous expertise and infrastructure in the country with active participation of academic institutions and industry. Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) is an initiative of government of India for transformation of the technical education system. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. The delegates were welcomed by Dr. B K Keshavan, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The first day featured Mr. Srikhanth Nagaraj, Director – Application Engg., Microchip in the keynote session. He presented an overview of the subject of the workshop and issues related to power and applications. Dr. Sivakumar, Asst. Professor, IIT-Hyderabad conducted three technical sessions. He elaborated on the basic programming and architecture of advanced DSP processors. He explained controller applications on multilevel inverter and power converters, which was followed by technical demonstration of microcontroller kit. On the second day Dr. V Somasekhar, Professor, NIT – Warangal, delivered a talk on suppression of zero sequence current in open end winding induction motor drives and discussed power quality issues with induction motor drives. Dr. Sanjay L, Associate Professor, MSR University of Applied Sciences, talked about generation of polygonal voltage space vector for IM using DSP, and its mathematical analysis applicable to space vector modulation techniques. Dr. L Umanand, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, conducted two sessions. He spoke about digital controller basics, methods, algorithms and their applications to DC-DC power converters and inverters. The third day proved to be informative with the technical support of NaMPET and Dr. Z V Lakaparampil, Head, Power Electronics Group, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). Mr Sekar S, Scientist – C, CDAC, spoke about NaMPET products especially in domain of digital controllers of Power Converters. He covered applications of power converters with digital controllers. Mr. Jayan P P, Scientist – C, CDAC, talked about full spectrum simulators, miniature version for educational institutes (FSSMini), a simulator functionality, its applications in digital domain and its usage in laboratories and academic organizations. Mr. Ajeesh A, Scientist – CDAC, spoke about System On Programmable Chip (SOPC), the new programming technology in digital domain and SOPC, its importance, functionality and applications. The three day workshop was attended by faculty and post graduate students of PES and participants from institutions across the country.
The PISAT nanosatellite is ready for space launch in July 2016. PES University spearheaded the design, development, fabrication and testing functions for the nanosatellite. After stringent performance and quality tests by expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on April 20, 2016. Chief Guest Sri T B Jayachandra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Higher Education, Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Karnataka lauded the efforts of the University and said “It is heartening to note that ISRO is encouraging building up a strong scientific workforce in space technology by providing critical support to the technical institutions for motivating students towards space technology. ISRO provides guidance, critical components and free launch support to promote space technology among students. It is a pleasure for me to be in the midst of dedicated and motivated faculty who are nurturing the talented youth to be proud citizens of India and budding, aspiring students of PES University who have gathered here to celebrate the culmination of the meticulously executed events and rigorous pre-launch preparations for the student satellite PISAT”. Guest of honour Sri Amareshwar Khened Project Director, Small Satellite Systems (SSS) ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) spoke highly of the caliber of the students working on the project and said “ I congratulate all the PISAT team students and faculties who have successfully completed the milestones like vibration and Thermovac testing. It has been very useful to the students on order to get hands on experience”. The event was presided over by Dr. M R Doreswamy Ex-MLC and Chancellor, PES University who emphasized that “According to my knowledge this is the First University to launch a first student nano satellite with S-band Communication. We have spent nearly 1.25 crore for the satellite and ground station. It is a significant day in the history of PES Institutions”. Education for the real world. PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically challenging environment. The academic programs at PES University are designed to support the kind of progressive teaching and learning that the industry demands. Creating unique learning experiences for students. PES University’s is pleased and proud to share the story of PISAT nanosatellite, a testimony to the institution’s pursuit of academic excellence. The University takes pride in enabling over two hundred students get hands on experience and understand critical space technology and quality requirements. The joint initiative of ISRO, PES University and five other colleges proved to be a great opportunity for students to work in advanced facilities for space research, analyze launch readiness and related activities. PES University’s lead role. As a policy ISRO extends support to technical institutions and student missions. After extensive technical reviews by ISRO scientists, PES University was given the responsibility of leading design, development, fabrication and testing of nanosatellite PISAT. Four other engineering colleges collaborated on the project. The University established Electro Static Discharge Room and Satellite Control Facility on campus. Building nanosatellite with advanced features. PISAT is a three axis stabilized imaging nanosatellite weighing about 5 Kg and generates 13 watts power with S-band RF communication. The major subsystems are: an imaging camera to provide earth imageries with 80 meter resolution, On Board Computer (OBC), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), RF communication system with S Band frequency, telemetry, telecommand, thermal system, structure and Electrical Power System (EPS). The ground software was developed for on ground orbit determination essential for mission operations. Clearing stringent performance and quality checks. The nanosatellite was subjected to critical design and stringent quality reviews at satellite center by a committee constituted by ISRO. Testing at the University’s research facility included card level testing, interface testing, integrated satellite level testing, calibrating camera and finalizing parameters. Testing at ISRO facility covered calibration of sun sensor and magnetometer, vibration test and thermovacuum test. The satisfactory performance of the prototype paved way for launch on C35 flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in July 2016. Nurturing excellence at PES University. The University appreciates the commitment and diligence of the staff members who worked on the project. The team included Dr. V.K.Agrawal, Dr. V.Sambasiva Rao, Ms. Divya Rao A, Prof. Mahendra Nayak, Dr. S. Venugopalan, Mr. S. Nagabhushanam, and Mr. Shanmugham C N. The experience of working on a challenging assignment is sure to inspire the students to persevere and pursue excellence. The University will continue to actively support interdisciplinary projects that bring together students and staff from various streams to come up with solutions for real world problems.
PESIMSR Postgraduate Medical Student Dr. Mamatha Paleti (MS-OBG 2010-11 Batch) has been awarded with “Mrs. Alladi Memorial Medal” as THE BEST CANDIDATE IN MS(OBG) STATE WIDE, at NTRUHS Convocation held on March 30, 2016.
Dr. L Krishna, Medical Superintendent & Professor of OBG, PES Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kuppam was felicitated with “BEST TEACHER” award by Bangalore Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BSOG) on 12/12/2015.
PESIMSR Toppers/Distinction Holders: Congratulations to our 1st year MBBS Students 2014-15 batch, for excellent results in July/August 2015, Dr. NTRUHS Examinations.
14th batch of MBBS Course at PESIMSR, Kuppam was inaugurated on 14/09/2015 for the academic year 2015-16. The function was presided by Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University, Ex MLC, Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Chief Guest was Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balekundri, Professor of Paediatric Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Bengalore. Being the 1st Women cardiologist of Karnataka and an inspirational orator, was the right person to motivate the young budding medical students. 19 distinction holders of 2013 batch of MBBS in 1st year, led by Mr. Dayasagar were awarded medals & Certificates. The function was attended by Dr. Roopa Suresh, Associate Medical Director, Dr. H R Krishna Rao, Principal, Dr. L Krishna, Medical Superintendent, Faculty Members, Staff, Students, Parents, Guests & invitees and well wishers.