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  • KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT'S SCHOOL ADOPTION GAINS HUGE MOMENTUM

    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.

  • Prof. M R Doreswamy was the Chief Guest for Gandhi Jayanti at S-VYASA University

    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.

  • Campus Recruitment at PES University commence on a optimistic note

    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.

  • PES University Student in the Media: Garvita Gulhati

    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.

  • PES University in the Media: Prof M R Doreswamy for digital mode of education, Deccan Herald, May 29 2020

    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.

  • PES University in the Media: Tech education can pursue the new normal, promote quality learning, article in Indian Express, May 26, 2020 by Dr Ananth Koppar, Prof at PES University

    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.


  • PES University in the Media: Coronavirus a shot in the arm for biotech, pharma courses, Deccan Herald, May 25, 2020

    Prof Sridhar K S, PES University, said a few companies have agreed to visit the campus in June-July depending on the situation.

  • Phone-in programme with Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University organised by Vijaya Karnataka

    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. 

  • PES University in the Media: Advisor bats for education reforms, Deccan Herald, May 3, 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

  • PES University in the Media: Doreswamy wants CM to open Lal Bagh for walkers, Deccan Herald, May 15, 2020

    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.

  • PES University announces dates for PESSAT 2020 entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program

    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.

  • Live Online Teaching for Students of PES University

    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.

  • PES University contributed Rs 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19

    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. 

  • Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship of over five and half crores awarded celebrating remarkable academic accomplishments

    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.

  • PES University among Top 50 Management Institutes in India

    Times B-School Survey 2020 ranked PES University at 26th place in India, 1st in Karnataka and 3rd in South India. The survey results are the outcome of methodical analysis covering desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating.

    PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.

  • Bhoomi Pooja and unveiling of foundation stone for medical college and hospital of PES University

    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.
  • PES Student in the News: Garvita Gulhati

    Garvita Gulhati was selected as Ashoka Young Changemaker. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs, individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems. Garvita is a student of Electronics and Communication engineering.
  • Distribution of school bags and notebooks among flood affected school children

    Responding to the recent tragic floods, PES University donated bags, note books and other stationery items to over 500 children of government schools of higher primary classes in Ontagodi and Budni B.K. Village of Mudhol Taluk, Bagalkot district under the guidance of Sri Govind Karijol, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, handed over the consignment to the flood relief coordination committee of PES University. The committee of Dr. Vijendra Kumar, Dr. Venkatesh, Dr. Satish and Dr. Basavraj oversaw the distribution of the items among the affected school children.
  • PES University in the News: Developing a microsatellite for DRDO

    PES University, Bengaluru, is developing a microsatellite for Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The satellite—RSAT, will be used for carrying Satellite-Based Automatic Identification System (SB-AIS) payload to monitor ships in international waters and provide vital information about their movements. (Sep 23, 2019, Education Times)
  • Law students’ interaction with honourable Vice President of India

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addressed students from PES University in New Delhi on October 16, 2019. Interacting with the students the Vice President said that the judicial processes must become more people-friendly. He said that the law enforcement machinery and the justice dispensing structures must be accessible, credible, equitable and transparently even-handed. He expressed his happiness in interacting with students from PES University and felt that meeting the younger generation was a pleasure which fills him with new energy, optimism and new ideas. He called upon the students to set the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in ones life and become a role model for others. He hoped that as lawyers their heart will remain filled with empathy for weaker sections of society and that they will do their bit to help them.
  • Supporting flood relief programmes

    PES University donated Rs. 1 Crore to the Flood Relief fund of Karnataka. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor presented the cheque to Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri BS Yeddyurappa. On the occasion, Dr. M R Doreswamy reiterated the institution’s commitment to actively assist the government and support people in the flood affected areas. PES University plans to provide all infrastructural support to 10 rural schools in flood affected areas. The NSS team in PES University is engaged in the rehabilitation process. Chief Minister Sri BS Yeddyurappa expressed his gratitude to PES University for extending whole hearted support to the state of Karnataka.
  • Number One KSURF ranking for PES University

    PES University emerged as the number one University under the category of New Universities, under 5 years, in Karnataka State Universities Rating Framework (KSURF) 2019 published recently. The applicant universities of the state were evaluated on the parameters of research excellence, innovation, teaching excellence, infrastructure, inclusiveness and social impact.
  • PES University among Top 10 Private State Universities in India

    The Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019 placed PES University at the sixth position among the private state universities in India. According to the agency the rankings, designed with valuable feedback from the industry, evaluate institutions based on parameters such as Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Faculty with PhD (FWP), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Citations Per Paper (CPP) and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID). Institutions are awarded an overall rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation. Today, PES University is proud of the student satellite in the space, students pursuing higher studies in leading global universities across the world, papers in prestigious conferences by our staff members and students, placements at leading global corporates for final year students, start-ups of alumni and many such path-breaking achievements. Whatever we do revolves around around developing of a student’s personality on personal and professional fronts. The enthusiasm of students on the campus is what encourages the staff and management of PES University to focus on creating enriching teaching and learning experiences.
  • TOP RANKINGS FOR PES UNIVERSITY - MBA

    PES University emerged with top rankings in the seventh Times B-School survey 2019 of management institutes. The survey used desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating for comprehensive evaluation of the institutes committed to providing the best in teaching and all-round development of students. PES University is committed to continually strengthening the trust of students, parents, teaching community, government, industry and business leaders in its core mission of education for the real world.
  • British Biologicals Awards Scholarship to PES Pharma Students

    British Biologicals has been associated with the PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore to support the economically underprivileged students by providing scholarships on an annual basis. 15 students were selected by PES Scholarship committee this year.
  • Announcement of PESSAT-2018 Rank List & Felicitation of Toppers

    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).
  • PES University in the media: Paperless Exams

    Periodic assessments of student performance to know the actions required for improvements is a strong focus area at PES University. To prepare the students for the new methods be it for future studies, placements or entrepreneurship the university has already introduced computer based tests and plans to introduce tabs. The initiative was featured in Times of India recently.