On behalf of a grateful nation, I welcome Honb’le Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s novel initiative ‘Vidyanjali’ to tag universities to government schools across the country to leverage their education services.
I humbly but proudly state that adoption of government schools for development was my first recommendation to the government of Karnataka. It was implemented as a government programme in the budget for 2020-21 in April, 2020, well before the NEP was notified in July, 2020.
Due to my personal intervention and perseverance, 35 universities/ autonomous colleges in Karnataka have adopted 10/5 government schools each and have started development of schools as per the 17 priorities identified, covering physical infrastructure, facilities for co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as mentoring, skill development, language empowerment, yoga, sports etc. Citing only 2 examples, University of Mysore has started a mobile science laboratory while REVA University has started a mobile Computer laboratory for government schools adopted by them. All the 35 HEIs have constituted a committee to monitor progress. All these institutions have been awarded ‘Certificates of Adoption’ by the State Government in an official function on 24 th Nov, 2020.
Similarly, my recommendation to establish a ‘Government-Corporate House’ to mobilize resources for special education projects, particularly empowerment of 48,000+ government schools and millions of its students across Karnataka, is under active consideration of the state government. It is therefore no exaggeration that Karnataka is a front runner in bringing HEIs and schools together on a novel academic platform, worthy of emulation by other states.
I am humbled that my efforts from 1992 culminating in my recommendations to empower government schools in Karnataka have not only been endorsed by NEP 2020 but also have become a national programme.
I earnestly appeal to our beloved Prime Minister to involve all the elected representatives across the country (MLAs, MLCs, MPs and Rajya Sabha Members) to adopt government schools under ‘Vidyanjali’ to take the initiative to the next level and make it a truly historic, social movement.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
SANEETH SHIMOGA DAYANAND, Student of 1st Sem BBA in Sports Management has emerged as a champion in the Under-19 International tournament, organized by the Federation Francaise de badminton under the auspices of the Badminton World Federation held at Voiron, France.
Date: 17 th , 18 th & 19 th September, 2021.
Prof. M R Doreswamy Chancellor PES University, heartily congratulated the student.
Inauguration of I semester Diploma classes was held in Dr. M.R.D. Auditorium, PESU RR CAMPUS on Sunday 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021. It was a huge success and over 400 students and parents attended the function.
The function was inaugurated and course information book of First year diploma was released by Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. 12 meritorious students from FINAL YEAR, 2nd year & 1st year were recognized and felicitated with GOLD MEDALS for ALL.
During his presidential address, Dr.M.R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University said, merit is the only criteria to rise to the peak and helps one to rise above caste and creed. He said Engineers are National Builders & Vision is important for students.
He also mentioned about importance of yoga and contributions of a teacher to society by molding the students in Success Path with an example of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a teacher in highest post becoming President of INDIA. PES stresses on providing education with values. He insisted that institution management, parents, teachers are the FOUR important pillars for grooming the student.
Vice Chancellor, PES UNIVERSITY, Dr. J SURYA PRASAD, Director HN Campus Prof. M.V. SATHYANARAYANA, Special Invitee SURESH NARISHMA, Co-Create Ventures & PROF.H.N. DEVARAJU were present in the Inauguration function.
Every year, 15th September is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India (Sri lanka and Tanzania too), in honour of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, fondly known as Sir MV, whose contributions to public good have left an indelible mark in the history of India’s development, especially to Karnataka. His administrative acumen, attention to details, vision for all round development, unwavering dedication and above all transparency in public life have made his life and times a folklore to not only his engineering profession but also to all sections of society, from citizen to all those at the cutting edge of public administration. Here, I venture to record my impressions of how this proud son of Karnataka, refused to be constrained from the shackles of poverty of pre-independence India, to become an icon of public administration, shaping country’s development for all round development. His journey from a civil engineer to be a recipient of India’s highest honour, Bharata Ratna has a message for all, not just the engineering profession.
Sir MV’s earlier contributions were in his civil engineering field. After a successful tenure in PWD of Bombay Government, he was invited to join the Indian Irrigation Commission where he proved his mettle by devising innovative floodgates to raise the level of water storage in reservoirs (first in Pune). The same system was installed later in KRS dam, Mysore. Another feat in his early career was to implement a system to prevent sea erosion of Vishakapatnam port.
It was the then King of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, another visionary and the most benevolent among the Kings, who invited Sir MV to lead the development of the then Mysore Kingdom as Diwan. He accepted Sir MVs philosophy “ Without Industries India cannot Grow”. Results were spectacular as Sir MV established many institutions for development such as Mysore Soap Factory, Parasitoid Laboratory, Mysore Iron & Steel Works (now named after Visvesvaraya), Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic, State Bank of Mysore, Century Club, Mysore Chamber of Commerce (now FKCCI), University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE, Bangalore) and many other industries. KRS dam in Mysore stands as a testimony of his engineering skills, vision for development and above all an illustrious example for all professions as to how one can contribute to public good and national development from his/her chosen field of service. In this regard, Sir MV stands out as a true patriot and no less a nationalist than those who chose to serve India through struggle for independence. Sir MV chose to serve the country as a professional engineer to free India from poverty and take the initial but firm steps towards self reliance.
Addressing the association of engineers of Mysore (1910) he said that in the west, expenditure on education is considered a national investment and promptly followed it up with the establishment of University of Mysore, University of Agriculture, Bangalore and a Polytechnic in Bangalore.
Sir MV also espoused the cause of charity with a purpose of empowerment towards self-reliance rather than supporting individuals, as both the individual and nation grow together productively. Seeds charity were sown by him so early which the modern governments have reinvented in the form of PPP.
Apart from the above widely known facts, Sir MV was an icon of public values. It is widely known that before accepting the exalted position of Diwan of Mysore, he first obtained the concurrence of his family members not to seek any official favours from him.
Many inspirational values he has left for future generations are eternally relevant to guide the society: transparency, age, life long learning, value of time, payback to society with a sense of gratefulness, value of planning before execution to prevent wastage and equality.
I hold the view that Sir MV’s birthday should not be limited to Engineering profession alone. His life and times based on values in public life and vision to contribute to national development beyond one’s professional field are eternally relevant to all professions. They are the basic ingredients of growth even in 21st century and beyond, where the challenges of 4th industrial revolution based on knowledge activities hold the key to individual and national success.
PES University, as a tribute to Sir MV is offering a credit based course along with Mahathma Gandhi and Vivekananda.
I implore the Government to integrate Sir MV’s messages in curricula to inspire the youth and convince them about the huge opportunities to contribute to nation building in whatever profession they may choose.
Prof. M.R. Doreswamy
Chancellor, PES University, Bangalore & Former Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK.
Quality of education depends on the quality of the teachers and every teacher should aspire to become a Guru. These are the inspirational words from the talk delivered by the noted educationist and columnist-author Dr. Gururaj Karajagi at the Faculty Development Program organized by PES University.
He said in his talk said that a good teacher teaches and makes sure the student learns the concepts and lessons. Whereas a Guru transforms student life in a positive way. The guru as a torchbearer and the guide encourages the student in every life stages to stroll on the less traveled road.
India has traditionally been known for its ‘guru-shishya’ parampara of teaching-learning. Sage Vishwamitra-Rama, Sri Krishna- Arjuna, Sri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa- Swami Vivekananda are few among the ones who belong to this tradition, where the students achieved the greater heights due to the role of their Guru's. Over time as our civilization grew further, somewhere on the way this evolved into a ‘teacher-student’ mechanism. Nevertheless guru-shishya parampara still continues in our Nation and Subramaiam Aiyyar-Dr. Abdul Kalam is one among the many in the recent times.
Dr. Karajagi emphasized that a teacher must use the language effectively. Teacher has to provide an environment to learn new things in every class. Further he said that, it is the responsibility of a teacher to facilitate creativity and arouse curiosity in the students. He called upon teachers to not only become intellectually good veteran teachers but also to transform the lives of students as a Guru.
Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor PES University said the quality and value based education are key for students success in the Society. Education without values is like a flower without fragrance. The educational eco system may need changes and reformations occasionally in-order to foster better learning. I am very proud and deem it as a privilege to say that I am a teacher rather than the Chancellor of the University. Dr. Doreswamy acknowledged the role of teachers in students' success and nation development.
Vice Chancellor of PES University Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Registrar of PES University Dr.K.S.Sridhar and Director of Hanumanatha Nagar campus Prof. M.V. Sathyanarayana were present. Over 200 young teachers across campuses of PES participated in the FDP.
I PUC Classes was inaugurated for the academic year 2021-22 at Dr. M.R.D Auditorium, PES University. The event was inaugurated by Dr. M.R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. II PUC toppers were felicitated with gold medals and certificate of appreciation. In his inaugural address he emphasized the need to mould students to become job creators and not job seekers. He stressed the need of imbibing ethics and values through quality education among students. He also pointed out the salient features of National Education Policy. He spoke about the importance of the role of teachers in nation building activity and advised students to always remember three ‘M’ (Mother, Mother Tongue and Mother Land).
The chief guest of the event, Dr Surya Prasad, Vice Chancellor, PES University, inspired the students with his motivational words. Prof. M.V. Sathyanarayana, Director, PES HN Campus and Dr. C Narayana Reddy, Principal, PES College HN Campus were present in the event.
Four final-year college students develop a portable device called Frizzle which can detect real-time weather conditions in 300-meter radius.
For the first time in Karnataka, PES University has introduced an undergraduate program in sports management in a general degree course.
It gives us immense pleasure to inform that one of our graduating student Ms Garvita’s stupendous achievement for being listed in Forbes for her initiative and work on water conservation.
With this she joins the league of some of the most successful entrepreneurs of the country and listed in Forbes who have made huge success in their business ventures worldwide besides India.
Indeed a very proud achievement for PES University and another feather in the cap of PES University said Chancellor Dr.M R Doreswamy.
Every year Forbes recognises young entrepreneurs and trailblazers who are defying the norm and building businesses impacting the world.
Garvita Gulhati, a 21 year old Environmentalist and Changemaker is the youngest lister in the Forbes 30 under 30 category for Social Entrepreneurship.
Gulhati was inspired to start Why Waste?, a youth-led organization focused on water conservation, after learning that 14 million liters of water is wasted every year in India just from the amount people leave behind in cups in restaurants. Why Waste? changes mindsets and habits and promotes water conservation through campaigns, petitions and workshops. Since its launch in 2015, Why Waste? work has reached 10 million people and more than 500,000 restaurants, and has helped save 6 million liters of water. Apart from founding Why Waste at the age of 15, Garvita has pioneered various initiatives to help young people realise their potential to make a difference and use their voice to impact society.
PVL, an initiative in partnership between PES University and CoCreate Ventures aims to reimagine venture creation while being founder-friendly and flexible.
PVL, an initiative in partnership between PES University and CoCreate Ventures aims to reimagine venture creation while being founder-friendly and flexible.
Hon’ble Adviser, Education Reforms, GoK. Prof. M.R. Doreswamy appealed to all stakeholders, particularly the elected representatives and corporate sector to give momentum to development of government schools and help the government to deliver school education to all sections of society, not a privileged few. Although, 7 decades have elapsed since nation got independence, status of the government schools still demands proper infrastructure. Prof. M R Doreswamy said that since last year, this issue has gained momentum by adding new dimensions to school adoption policy such as; 1) adoption of 3/5/10 government schools by MLAs & MLCs/MPs/Universities and 2) adoption of government schools by higher educational institutions. About 3000 schools have recently been adopted by these new initiatives, first in the country; A social movement is necessary to cover the 30,000 needy schools in the next 2 years. Involvement of corporate and industrial sectors is envisaged to reach the target.
In this context, he appreciated the keen interest evinced by Hon’ble MLAs Sri. Ramalinga Reddy, Sri. V. Somanna and Sri Bandeppa Kashempur and Sri Chidananda, MLC and who have already commenced development of adopted schools. He paid rich tributes to Sri. Basavaraja Horatti, Hon’ble Chairperson, Legislative Council, Govt. of Karnataka for his kind intervention to convey the government’s request to join hands for development of government schools. He appealed to other elected representatives also to join the programme to help students from all sections across the state. Calling attention motions by Hon’ble MLAs Smt. Lakshmi Hebbalkar and Smt Soumya Reddy through illuminative questions and Sri Thippeswamy, Hon’ble MLC are silver lines indicating that the issue would gather momentum in the coming days. He thanked Smt Sudha Murthy, co-chairman, INFOSYS Foundation to offer digitalization of all government schools in Dharwad District. He also commended donation of 2000 desks to government schools in Dharwad distrit by Hon’ble union minister Sri Prahlad Joshi.
Prof. Doreswamy thanked Hon’ble chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa for including 2 of his recommendations 1) Development of schools studied by Jnanapeeta awardees from Karnataka and 2) Training all teachers and education department staff for the requirements of National Education Policy 2020.
Prof. Doreswamy called for effective utilization of Jal Jeevan Mission- Parihara programme funds on the lines of Telengana state which has achieved 100 % success in this regard. He cited the statement of Sri. K.S. Eshwarappa, Hon’ble minister for RDPR in the council that about 11,284 schools are yet to get separate toilets in the state.
Narrating his personal experiences while visiting government schools in Ramanagara, Chennapattana and Magadi Taluks, Prof. Doreswamy said that the quality of work undertaken under Parihara needs a relook by the government.
To address the above issues Prof. Doreswamy has constituted a state level advisory committee to monitor development of adopted schools. This measure would give valuable feedback as well as enhance stakeholder confidence towards this important initiative, he said.
Given the importance of value education to prepare the youth towards building a morally strong social fabric, Hon’ble Adviser is releasing a book with 35 stories contributed by teachers of PES Colleges.
Before addressing the press, Prof. Doreswamy had received valuable feedback from heads of 35 universities/autonomous colleges regarding the progress of developmental work taken by them. A state-wide tour is contemplated to take stock of the issues and make course corrections in action plan, Prof. Doreswamy said.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
I heartily congratulate Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, Hon’ble chief minister of Karnataka and Dr.K. Sudhakar Minister for Health and Family Welfare for successfully conducting the vaccination programme in the state to the appreciation of all stakeholders. With the momentum and efficiency at their best, I have no doubt that the state would be at the forefront of the vaccination drive, shortly.
In this context, it is highly necessary to consider all the teachers, from UG to PG, as Corona Warriors and provide vaccination facility to them on priority; this is highly essential since the state is at the very door steps of opening all the educational institutions and at this juncture it is necessary that the teachers should be primed with all support of which vaccination is a priority. This responsibility lies with the state government and all necessary help needs to be extended to teachers to perform to their full potential.
I request the Hon’ble chief minister to direct all the concerned ministries (health and education) to consider teachers as Corona Warriors to take appropriate action immediately.
- Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University
At the outset, RSAT – A micro satellite designed by PES University that is one among the 18 Co-passenger Satellite in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) lifted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), at around 10.24 am.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University has congratulated all the mentors and students involved in designing the RSAT satellite on its successful launch. Further he said “I wholeheartedly applaud and appreciate the tremendous accomplishments and contributions of our Students and Faculty team led by Dr Sambhasiva Rao and Dr Nagendra in designing this RSAT”. I would like to draw all your attention that “It is coincidental that the launch of RSAT has been done on National Science Day and is it very rare to get such a memorable day for the launch.”
RSAT designed by PES University is officially named as Sindhunetra, an Indian technology demonstration satellite funded by Defence Research Development Organisation's (DRDO) research centre Imarat, Hyderabad to identify suspicious ships. It is considered as one of the important ships of PSLV. Sindhu Netra (RSAT) was injected successfully and signals were received from Sindhu Netra and Satellite is in good health. Till now Satellite is doing well and RSAT team of PES University is monitoring and controlling the Satellite.
The recent Times B School survey ranked PES University among the top management institutes in India. PES University was ranked as top business school at 5th in South Zone and 24th in India. The university was ranked as 10th top private university in India. The objective of the survey was to arrive at a list of top business schools offering full time management courses - including two-year courses in India. The research had three major modules of desk research and factual and perceptual rating survey. The ranking process in the current year, imbibed a holistic research module involving an objective study and a perceptual study. While the objective study was done to capture a true reflection of what exists, the perceptual study on the other hand was deemed important to comprehend how the different actors and the stakeholders perceive the B schools. Thus, these two modules in tandem help to make the ranking process more robust. The survey was executed during the 1st week of January to 1st week of February 2021.
Bengaluru-based PES University is set to launch a micro satellite - RSAT into a polar sun synchronous orbit of 500 km on February 28, with the support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), as demonstration of proof of concept. RSAT is a 3-axis stabilized agile micro-satellite weighing 15 kg and measuring 300mm x 300 mm x 300mm with deployable solar panels, according to a release. This will be the second satellite being developed in the university to be launched into orbit.
The students of PES University are all set to launch their second microsatellite (RSAT) on February 28 with the support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This RSAT is configured and being developed at PES University for carrying satellite-based automatic identification system (SB-AIS) payload for monitoring the ships on high seas and providing vital information about ship movement.
Adviser to the government of Karnataka (Education Reforms) Prof M R Doreswamy has recommended the state government to issue digital health cards to the government school students in the state.
Abhigna Shastry led the team that won the second place in the ASEAN-India Hackathon. The team built a product that facilitates maritime security by providing an early detection and alert on piracy attempts in oceans. The six member team consisted of participants from Indian, Singapore, Vietnam and Philippines. The contest, an initiative of the government of India is a 36 hours Hackathon in which participating countries collaborate, with each team comprising participants from different countries. The first-ever ASEAN-India Hackathon concluded on February 4 with more than 400 students, mentors, and officials from 10 ASEAN countries and India participating.
“Toilets and safe drinking water facilities at schools are essential and should be provided immediately. The situation is sensitive as children are attending schools during the pandemic and the departments concerned must ensure health and hygiene there. We are coordinating with the department of public instruction and RDPR department to address the issue,” said Prof M R Doreswamy, Adviser to government (Education Reforms).
PESSAT registrations have already commenced at pessat.com from December 20. The PES Scholarship Aptitude Test (PESSAT) is conducted by the PES University in Bengaluru. Based on the PESSAT score, qualifiers can take admission to various programs offered by the university including UG engineering degree programs.
Prof M R Doreswamy, advisor (educational reforms) of Karnataka government, said that the department of public instruction had written to all the deputy directors of public instruction, asking them to send a list of schools facing shortage of water and toilets, and 16 districts have responded.
PES University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HN Campus 50 feet road Hanumanthanagar Bengaluru-560050 organized Inauguration of classes for I B.Pharm, I Pharm.D & I M.Pharm 2020-2021 on Saturday 16 th January 2021 at Prof.MRD Auditorium, PES University, 100 feet ring road, BSK III Stage Hosakerehalli, Bengaluru-560085.
Sri Sreenath R.N – Depty General Manager- Corporate and strategic planning, KAPL Bengaluru was the Chief Guest & Sri Harish.K.Jain- Director Embiotic Laboratories (P) LTD, Bengaluru was the Guest of Honor.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Ex-MLC, Advisor, Educational reforms GoK, Hon’ble chancellor PES University. Founder Chairman, PES Institutions, Bengaluru presided over the function. The dais was occupied by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, PES University Dr. Surya Prasad.J & Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, HN Campus Dr.J.Saravanan.
The Chief Guest Sri Sreenath R.N being Alumnus of PES College of Pharmacy way back in 1989 was very happy to share his experience with august gathering. He emphasized the budding students to know what they are studying? Why are they studying? He suggested the students to focus on core fundamentals and its application as a must. He motivated the students by saying they have chosen the right course at right time at right institution as Pharmacy is in the forefront globally.
Sri Harish.K.Jain - the Guest of Honor congratulated the entire budding pharmacist for having chosen noble pharmacy profession and that too in legendary institution. The Guest of Honor enlightened the gathering sharing the current Indian Pharma scenario worldwide where we have 20% share value in terms of volume and only 3% in terms of Indian economy. This could be increased up the value ladder by adopting innovative Drug Approach, New Drug Entity, biologicals etc. He stressed on value addition such as to make great friends, help friends, make networks, play sports etc.
Hon’ble Chancellor Dr.M.R.Doreswamy was full of vigor and enthusiasm. In his presidential address, he earnestly requested the students as well as faculty to always follow the 3 L’s – Life Long Learning. Prof.MRD spoke about New Educational Policy which gives impetus on skill development programs. New Educational Policy wants job creators and not job seekers. He made the students to take oath to aim high, to receive scholarships, to have an overall development such as oratory skill, writing skill, debate etc. He was very happy to inaugurate pharmacy classes on the day of break through, where Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi Inaugurated the launch of world’s largest COVID vaccination program. He concluded his talk by promising that PES University will not only be on par with renowned universities of USA but also go one step forward with respect to research facilities, faculty, ambience, infrastructure etc.
For Ankita Agarwal, who comes from Guwahati, entrepreneurship s a long-term dream. Ankita has a percentile of 99.52. Having studied civil engineering at PES University joined Amazon on graduation, Ankita said her family is into business and she too would like to join the league.
University of Mysore Vice-Chancellor G. Hemantha Kumar told reporters here that a committee has been constituted to focus on the overall development of the adopted schools. The VC said he had discussed the University’s plans with M.R. Doreswamy, who is the advisor to State government on education reforms.
The adviser to the state government (education) Prof M R Doreswamy has recommended criteria for granting autonomy for colleges in the state. He said that institutions accredited by NAAC as Grade A+ successively for two times should be granted autonomy forthwith.
Prof M R Doreswamy said the autonomous status of a college should reflect its capacity for self-governance in terms of admissions, designing innovative curricula, financial stability and management and competence to navigate the institution towards excellence in education.
Ms. Priyanka Madane and Ms. Spandana Reddy S, students law program, won the Shankarrao Chavan National Legislative Drafting Competition. The draft Epidemic Diseases Bill 2020 seeks to remedy the unambiguity present in the existing Act and provide for a comprehensive framework that deals with the prevention, control and the management of epidemics. The draft will be forwarded by the organizers of the competition to the Prime Minister Office for the government’s consideration.
PES University conducted its Fifth annual convocation on November 8th, 2020 with a total of 2032 candidates receiving the degrees. It was a mixed mode with Ph.D. holders and rank holders were invited for the convocation while other successful graduates watched the proceedings online. Two candidates were conferred Doctorate degrees at the ceremony and 14 gold medals and 59 silver medals were won by the graduating class.
His Lordship Mr Justice Gopal Gowda V delivered the convocation address. He said that the circumstances of this convocation are a bit unusual, and I would have loved the opportunity to meet all of the graduands and congratulated them at their immense achievement in person. He said Engineering is one of the oldest professions known to mankind, along with medicine and law. Engineers are the often said to be the architects of modern India. Right from the great Sir M. Visvesvaraiyya, Jagdish Chandra Bose, M.N Dastur, the designer of Steel plants, APJ Abdul Kalam, till the more recent example of Mr. E Sreedharan, the ‘metro man’ of Delhi. Science and technology is duly recognized as the vehicle to take India into the front ranks of the nations of the world. An issue of equal importance in the role of engineers, especially in a society like ours, is that they have the burden of addressing problems specific to developing communities including water provisioning and purification, sanitation, power production, shelter, site planning, infrastructure, food production and distribution, and communication, among many others.
Further he highlighted on space-race and role of engineers. While the space race is on all over the world, the Indian engineers play a key role in designing ingenious satellites, without any help from the intelligentsia of other countries. These satellites, apart from enhancing our knowledge about the Universe, also play a major role by performing several other key functions, like predicting whether, and the rainfall pattern, flood warning etc.
What is not understood is how many engineers, technologists and technicians are required to drive economic growth and sustainable development objectives within a country. There is no simple answer to this question as it is not simply a numbers game; more engineering professionals are needed if the number of engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians per capita is below the ﬁgures of a country’s competitors. Furthermore, increasing the number of engineering graduates is not necessarily a solution as there may be a shortfall in the job market for such graduates or the attractiveness of other non-engineering professions requiring problem-solving skills might entice graduates away from engineering he added.
Dr M R Doreswamy acknowledged PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA who was instrumental in establishing BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY. As founder what I expect from our graduands are:
(1) Parents have played a vital role in your success as a graduand and it is your first and foremost duty to remember, recognize and honor the sacrifice of your parents on this very auspicious occasion. Next, teachers. Teachers have moulded you into professionals. Remember and respect them. Finally have gratitude to Society.
(2) Follow core values of PES i.e. Perseverance, Excellence and Service in your life. At PES we have perseverance i.e. continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties / challenges. You are steeping into real world and you may have lot of challenges, remember “P” of PES i.e perseverance, I am sure you will succeed and PES has already imbibed this in you he added. You entered the portals of PES University to get a degree, I am very happy to say that you are leaving with not just a degree but a career including very good placements in a best company. Thus you have excelled. Next core value is “SERVICE”. Service has become one of our core values of PES. As a student myself I started school at Thyagarajnagar as that locality had no schools in those days. It is not that I had all resources so I started a school, but it was with motivation to render service to society. If you look at 5 decades of my journey in the field of education, service is our motto he added. He re-called service in terms of school adoption, house constructions, medical camps, blood donation camps, etc
(3) Admire NEP: New Education Policy (NEP) emphasises on making ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’ and I call upon all graduands to become ‘job creators’. NEP is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and aimed to bring revolutionary change in education system.
(4) Every graduate of PES University should fight against the corruption, fight against crime and terror, fight against injustice.
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.
Dr J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor introduced the chief guest and dignitaries on the dais. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor declared the convocation proceedings open. Dr K S Sridhar, Registrar presented the candidates to the council of the university.
The graduating class saw active recruitment by leading global and Indian investment banks, software and engineering companies and promising start ups. The graduating batch made the most of the internship opportunities with key industry players.
Dr. M.R. Doreswamy has succeeded in giving a big push to the government's school adoption policy, first by getting the nod of the legislature in the budget session of 2020-21 for all the MLAs to adopt 3 government schools for development under the Legislators’ Area Development scheme. In his press release, Dr. Doreswamy, Education Advisor, GoK has said that the scheme is now wider acceptance with all the MLCs (3 schools), MPs (5 schools) and Rajyasabha members (5 schools) coming forward to adopt schools for development in their respective constituencies. The press release also says that 25 universities (both state and private) has adopted 10 government schools each, thus taking the scheme across different sections of society.
Even reputed cine artists have agreed to participate in the scheme. This social recognition has prompted Dr. M.R. Doreswamy to seek the participation of 200 reputed IT companies to leverage school education services by adopting government schools commensurate with their preeminent status.
Dr. Doreswamy has appealed to all philanthropists to contact 080-22133678 for any logistic support needed.
Dr. M R Doreswamy speaking on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi at S-VYASA University said that the entire world is paying tribute on this day to the most celebrated son of India.
On this day one needs to introspect why only Gandhi is a Mahatma while there are many individuals rendering yeomen services to the country in many wonderful professions such as lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers etc, His legacies of Truth and Non-violence have left a lasting imprint on the collective consciousness of human civilization.
He is a Mahatma because he got independence for the country using these twin ‘weapons’, not waging a war or with bloodshed. He was aware that violence begets violence and adopted a unique method of protest against foreign rule which was the essence of our great Indian culture. Use of peaceful non-cooperation (satyagraha), he stabilized the Independence movement for years and ultimately got independence to India.
His life was a message - a message of peace over power, of finding ways to reconcile our differences, and of living in harmony with respect and love even for our enemies. Gandhiji can be considered the most modern political thinker India has ever had. He shines like a luminous star in the galaxy of intellectuals, reformers and leaders.
Gandhi transformed the Indian National Congress party from “Class party to Mass party” i.e. inclusion of all sections of society in the party he added. He recalled that “Gandhiji was telling that means is as important as end”, He also said that Gandhi's leadership role was extremely complex. Knowing that violence only begets violence, he began practicing passive resistance, Satyagraha. His achievements were nothing less than miracles.
Mahatma Gandhi was an icon of simplicity in life style – dress, food and choosing a dress of the poorest Indian, which he even wore when he went to England for the Round Table Conference in 1931 on the invitation of Winston Churchill the then Prime Minister of UK. There many social experiments he conducted as part of the independence movement; two noteworthy are the Swadeshi Movement to encourage boycott of British goods march from Dandi and the famous salt. However today, it is sad that the country is steeped in corruption, countless scams, criminal charges, self-centric and selfishness of people representatives. There is an urgent need to rediscover Gandhian principles.
Prof. Doreswamy called upon all Universities to celebrate Jayantis in a meaningful way like what S-VYASA is doing today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and join hands with the Government’s initiative of adopting Government Schools in the State. He called upon “S-VYASA” to sign MoU with the State Government for introducing YOGA in all government schools.
Dr. H R Nagendram the Chancellor of S-VYASA University thanked Dr. M R Doreswamy for having accepted the invitation and rendering a wonderful message, befitting the occasion.. He agreed to extend full support from S-VYASA University to Government initiatives. He recalled how YOGA being introduced to WORLD from “Then Narendra (i.e. Swami Vivekananda) to Now Narendra (i.e. our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji) and conceptualization of “International Yoga Day”.
Dr. B R Ramakrishna Vice-Chancellor, SVYASA University in his brief introduction of the Chief Guest Dr M R Doreswamy said that “Dr M R Doreswamy is real yogi who has contributed immensely towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat through his untiring service in the education sector. The virtues of Dama i.e Self Restraint, Dana i.e. Charity or giving and Daya i.e. Compassion are being practiced by Dr. MRD from the past five decades and in this sense he is a true yogi he added.
The current pandemic scenario has ushered in not only online modes of learning but also online hiring, training, joining and on-boarding. PES University students of BTech program from the graduating class of 2020 received 1185 offers with the highest compensation offered touching 49.75 lakhs per annum. 321 students secured compensation ranging from 12 lakhs per annum to 35 lakhs per annum. Microsoft, Atlassian, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Intuit, Morgan Stanley, PWC, Citrix, Mercedes Benz and other industry leaders visited the campus. The job offers to the batch of 2020, PESUians through campus drives do not indicate delayed joining dates. A leading global application performance management (APM) and IT operations analytics (ITOA) company was the first firm to start off e-hiring. Ms. Bharani Ujjaini Kempaiah, Mr. Viraj C Bukitagar and Mr. Akash Mukhopadhyay of Computer Science and Engineering bagged the offers with CTC of 39.2 lakhs per annum. They have also been offered internships with stipend of Rs. 75,000/- per month. PES University has been chosen by Mercedes Benz for a unique program titled “Mercedes in Mechanical” exclusively for girl students to encourage girls to enrol in Mechanical Engineering discipline. Under this program the selected girl students receive an annual scholarship of Rs 1 Lakh from the second year onwards. They are offered internships with the company during the final year leading to full time offers. PES University with a motto of Education for Real World and focus on academic excellence continues to be a preferred institution of leading global and Indian technology companies for recruiting engineering talent.
Saving water, half glass at a time; The New Indian Express, July 8, 2020. Garvita Gulhati, student of electronics and communications engineering, received UK's Diana award for her initiative to promote water conservation.
Prof M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University and advisor (education reforms) to the Government of Karnataka, has suggested to the Chief Minister to promote a digital mode of education to continue the bonding between teacher and student even during crisis situations like COVID-19. He submitted a set of recommendations to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.
The new normal, brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic, seems to be settling a decades-long debate on how best to deliver education, especially technical education, to students.
Prof Sridhar K S, PES University, said a few companies have agreed to visit the campus in June-July depending on the situation.
The phone-in programme had avid readers from various parts of the country calling in to know about PESSAT online exam for admission to PES University, the placement and research opportunities for students in new circumstances and the social initiatives undertaken by the university.
To tackle the difficult situation due to the pandemic PES University conducts live online classes. A special time table with multiple teaching sessions everyday, each session of 40 minutes, is followed by students of all courses. By May 22, as part of this initiative, 488 subjects were taught by the faculty by conducting 4443 sessions which were attended by 8326 students online. The live streaming of online classes and recorded sessions are accessible through the PESU app which is supported by Impartus video platform.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that 25,124 applications for admission to PES University were received till date for the academic year 20-21. Dr. M R Doreswamy informed the callers about the elaborate planning for the PESSAT exam for admission to PES University’s campuses in Bangalore on Ring Road, in Electronic City and in Hanumanthnagar. He announced that the PESSAT online exam for BTech programme will be held in 42 test centres across the country. He spoke about the planned dates for: registration - July 15 to 24, on-line examination - July 25 to Aug 9 and slot booking starting from July 20. He further added that the results of PESSAT for BTech programme will be announced on Aug 11 and counselling will commence from Aug 14 with the last date of admission being Sep 5, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy mentioned that for the other under-graduate and postgraduate programmes of the university, PESSAT tests are scheduled from January 15 to August, and the results are announced 3 days after the test is taken, with Sep 5 for under-graduate programs and Sep 30 for post-graduate programs as last date of admission.
On the R&D front, Dr MR Doreswamy listed out some of the path-breaking solutions developed in the labs of the university, initiatives of the students and exemplary research projects of alumni. The projects undertaken on the campus includes indigenous ventilator e-Prana, PISAT nano satellite, work on development of drug against Covid-19, silico-vaccinology studies, research on network pharmacology of ayurvedic formulation that can work against SARS-Cov-2, validation of recently developed lateral flow immunoassay, and analytics of incidence of Covid-19 in the state of Karnataka. The outstanding work of the students include Covid-19 clinical trial studies, C-19 support initiative enabling safety measures for frontline personnel, technical paper in international journal about using machine learning to identify potential drugs for effectiveness against coronavirus, development of Covid-19 neighbourhood dashboard, and webpage with Covid-19 related and general information. Some of the alumni of PES University pursuing higher studies in India and abroad are closely associated with research on diagnosis of Covid-19 and prediction of drug targets.
PESU has instituted scholarships to encourage and recognise talent at various levels. Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships in all programs of study offer 25% tuition fee waiver to top 20% of students who have secured more than 9 CGPA. Prof MRD Scholarships are offered to the top 20% of students securing more than 8.5 SGPA. Under distinction award, students with an SGPA of 8.00 and above receive scholarships. The merit scholarships every semester have been awarded for eight times since the inception of the University and the amount disbursed is over 27 crores till date.
The class of 2020 bagged placement offers from 115 companies including multinational corporations, with average annual compensation of over 8 lacs with highest offer of over 50 lacs. 1174 offers were extended with 317 students undergoing full time internship. 75 students are working virtually as summer interns during the lockdown period. The pre-final year students are interning with Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Samsung R&D Institute, CureFit, Texas Instruments, Akamai Technologies, Groww, Analog devices and Doubtnut.
PES University undertook the reconstruction of 4 schools in Chikkodi and renovation of 5 schools in Bagalkot districts and supports 12 schools for the underprivileged in Bangalore.
The one-hour phone-in programme was organised at Vijaya Karnataka office in Bangalore on May 23, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and advisor to GoK on education reforms requested chief minister and higher education minister to direct vice chancellors of all universities to integrate mentoring in the academic framework
Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University and advisor to GoK on education reforms requested the Chief Minister of Karnataka to open Lalbagh for walkers as the garden is fun of medicinal plants that can help walkers keep their lungs healthy and improve their immunity.
PESSAT 2020, the online entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program will be held, starting from July 25 and concluding on August 9, 2020, at over 35 test centers across India. PES University will comply with all the safety regulations prescribed by the Govt in the conduction of the PESSAT 2020 online test. PES University’s PESSAT entrance test enjoys tremendous following among students from across the country who are keen on embarking on a career in engineering with PES University. The university is making all the efforts to ensure that the aspiring students do not miss out on the academic opportunities due to the prevalent situation. PES University requests the students to take all the measures for staying safe and wishes the candidates the very best in their academic career ahead.
The current Corona Virus situation has prompted Universities to shutdown classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom teaching live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University put in place a special time table covering 8 teaching sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher teaching the subject. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves those students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor - PES University and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor -PES University met Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka at Home Office "KRISHNA" this morning at 10:00 AM and contributed Rs. 3 crores to Chief Minister's Relief Fund COVID-19 and Rs. 2 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) totalling to Rs. 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that PES University has done its bit to strengthen the hands of the Central and State Governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from this PES University has extended food and shelter to all labours who came for construction work at Electronics City campus and Ring Road campus from neighbouring states.
PES University nurtures academic excellence among students by identifying and rewarding meritorious students every semester. Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship for Aug-Dec 2019 semester were announced at an impressive ceremony. The meritorious students were felicitated by distinguished guests, Mr Sameer Garde, President Cisco- India and SAARC and Mr Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director and Lead, Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture. 195 students were awarded Prof CNR Rao Scholarships of nearly Rs. 60 lakhs. 1,457 students received Dr MRD Merit Scholarships amounting to Rs. 4 crore 70 lakhs. 2713 students won distinction awards of close to Rs 27 lakhs.
Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships are awarded to top 2% of students in all programs of study for scoring cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9 and above. The scholars get a tuition fee waiver to the tune of 25% for the subsequent year. Dr MRD Scholarships are awarded to top 20% of students for securing semester grade point average (SGPA) of 8.5 and above. Distinction awards are received by students securing an SGPA of more than 7.75.
The special message sent by Prof CNR Rao wishing the meritorious students a great future in whatever they choose to do, was read out on the occasion. Prof D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, in his address, recollected the first scholarship award function, by the PES institution a few decades back, which was Rs five hundred each for twenty eight students. That was the beginning of the tradition of awarding scholarships which has reached an amount of Rs 10 crores this year. He looked forward to realising the vision of seeing PES University as rated as one among the top ten universities of the country within the next five years. He believed that the achievements of the students have a large role to play in achieving the goal. Mr Sameer Garde reminisced about scoring 10 grade points as an undergraduate and shared his thoughts about the life and career ahead for the students. He felt that doing what the heart tells and focusing one’s energy on the journey can make a career fulfilling. He observed that and as a professional the ideas one comes up with are key to becoming a leader. The year 2020, according to him marks the dawn of a new era in technology and termed the present time and future, especially for the students as magical. Mr Mohan Sekhar admired the role of PES University in preparing the students for professional careers, specifically the initiative to familiarise the students with new technologies like machine learning and AI, irrespective of the branches of study. He was happy to see large number of girls winning awards especially when diversity is a key focus area for the industry. Speaking of the expectations of the industry, he highlighted the importance of customer focus, innovation and effective communication. He felt that innovation is at the heart of everything that’s happening in the industry. He appreciated the university’s setting up of an advanced gym on campus as staying physically active he felt, is no less important.
Dr J Suryaprasad Vice Chancellor in his opening remarks introduced the guests. Dr K Sridhar, Registrar delivered the vote of thanks. The auditorium was abuzz with activity as 4365 students received the cheques and merit certificates.
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