A team from MIET, Russia visited PES University on April 19, 2023. The Vice Rector of the University Mr. A. Balashov shared that MIET was keen to partner with PES University for research activities, and student and faculty exchange programs in addition to providing opportunities to students for pursuing Higher education.
Dr. K. S. Sridhar, Registrar made a brief presentation about the University to the visiting team Dr. Anuradha, Chairperson, Department of Electronics and Communication apprised the team of being taken up in the Department.
Prof. Sathya Prasad briefed about the CIE activities, PESU Venture Labs, and Start-ups, of the students.
The team from MIET and Dr. Pinjare the Technical Advisor Siz Microsystems who also coordinated the visit appreciated the various activities undertaken by the University particularly the best academic practices which were mentioned was very unique to PES University.
Since their background is in electronics technology, PESU arranged a meeting with domain heads of the ECE department. Common research areas such as Biomedical Signal Processing, Quantum Technologies, and Materials. A Visit to various labs has also been arranged.
The Chairperson and domain heads proposed to have an online meeting with the technical team of MIET and MIET agreed to arrange the same.
Shunya, the Mathematics Club of PES University successfully organized the second edition of its signature event, Arithemania 2.0 on April 8 and 9, 2023. This Ultimate 30-hour Hackathon, in collaboration with IEEE Bangalore Chapters, was held exclusively for the students of the University and drew over 300+ students to participate in the event.
Arithemania 2.0 was flagged off with O'Reilly, Growth-School, Keventers, Echo-3D, MathWorks, Taskade, Wonderla, Style Union, Excel Care and Wolfram Language. With a prize pool and goodies worth ₹ 20,00,000/- this event was a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves, network with like-minded individuals, and showcase their mathematical-technical expertise.
Participants chose a problem statement in one of the four domains, namely - Data Science and Intelligent Communication, Robotics and Automation, Big Data Analytics, and Applied Mathematics. This allowed students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in various areas of mathematics. The event took place at the PES University, Ring Road Campus, Bangalore, in the PESU 52 of the Golden-Jubilee Block, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the participants to learn, enjoy and at the same time work on their projects in a conducive environment.
Arithemania 2.0 also had a distinguished panel of judges comprising of Dr. Sanjeev Gurugopinath, Professor of Electronics and Communications Department, Executive Committee Member of IEEE Comsoc and IEEE SPS Bangalore, Mr. Anindya Saha, CTO at Saankhya labs, Chair IEEE Comsoc Bangalore, Dr. Chengappa Munjandira, Vice Chair of IEEE Comsoc Bangalore, Dr. Venkatarangan M.J, Head of IEEE RAS PES University Student Chapter and Executive Committee member IEEE RAS Bangalore, Mr. Vijay Gangolli, Principal Escalation Engineer for Modern Work Microsoft 365 Asia, Microsoft Bengaluru, Dr. Souvick Chatterjee, Senior Team Lead, MathWorks, Shelvia Malik, Technology Account Manager, MathWorks, Dr. Phalachandra H.L, Director of Software Systems Design, AMD, Mr. Sujan Shirol, Data Scientist, Rolls Royce, Dr. Sudeenra Kumar K, Associate Professor, Domain Head, VLSI and Embedded Systems, PES University, Dr. B.M. Shankar, Professor of Mathematics, Researcher, PES University, Dr. S Radhakrishnan, Professor and Head of Department of Physics, PES University, and Mr. Debayan, Educator IEEE RAS PESU.
The mentorship was also provided by one of our sponsors, Echo-3D, virtually on our discord servers for all those who required support from experts for the whole duration of the Hackathon.
Arithemania 2.0 was the perfect platform to exhibit math-techno prowess and compete against some of the brightest minds in the field. The event was an absolute blast, and the winners were announced at the end of the hackathon. The students who participated in the event received a valuable learning experience and made meaningful connections. Overall, Arithemania 2.0 was a huge success and a testament to the skill and talent of the students of PES University.
PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam, organized a three-day State Level Workshop on Research Methodology for the skill development of UG, and PG students from Medical and Allied Health Sciences from March 28-30, 2023. Andhra Pradesh Medical Council awarded 6 credit hours to this workshop. About 156 delegates from different disciplines underwent training in this research Methodology Workshop that focused on conceptual clarity and practical expertise essential to undertake quality research. Dr. Subba Reddy from Andhra Pradesh Medical Council was the observer for this workshop. 16 sessions were conducted with hands-on group activities as per the mandatory curricular and professional requirements ordained by the National Medical Commission and Indian Council of Medical Research. Fifteen resource faculties conducted these sessions. 4 Guest speakers participated in the workshop – Dr. Sharath B N, Dr. Harsha P J, Dr. M D V Prasad, and Dr. Guru Vijay Kumar. In house, speakers included Dr. Chitra Nagaraj, Dr. Praveen Kumar B A, Dr. Komaladevi S D, Dr. Ooviya J, Dr. Nagesh Raju, Dr. Anil R, Mr. Janakiraman, Dr. Sreelatha P, Dr. Ramaswamy A S, and Dr. Kumaraguru. Dr. Krishna Rao H R, Dean, and Principal participated in the valedictory function and highlighted that this workshop is a step to train the students to conduct relevant research as partial fulfillment of their postgraduate degree and publish it. He also complimented the Members of the Institutional research committee, the Department of Community Medicine.
Students as research interns handled the tasks of interacting and collecting data from domestic and foreign visitors to a leading trade show to understand jewelry purchase patterns. Each of them interviewed and gathered quantitative and qualitative data from over four hundred respondents. The students of BBE HEM played a key role in collection, mapping and collating data thet is vital for market insights at India International Jewellery Expo (IIJS) held at BIEC from March 17-20, 2023.
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Student Chapter of PES University, in association with cRAIS (Centre for Robotics Automation and Intelligent Systems), has established ‘ReRo Lab’- India’s first 24/7 remote robotics lab by an educational institution. It offers students and researchers remote access to real robots, allowing users to upload code and perform tests in a safe, controlled environment. The lab is equipped with the latest hardware and software required for remote programming, and a web platform that provides clear visual representation of the robot's movements and actions during the programming process.
Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, inaugurated the lab on March 27, 2023. Prof. D. Jawahar in his address praised the efforts of the student and faculty team in establishing the lab and suggested developing the lab to global standards. He extended support and motivated the team to make the most out of the funding and all necessary resources provided by the university. He spoke about opening the lab to school students for learning. The stage was a space for conversations on potential opportunities and collaborations.
Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey, Chief Robotics and AI Officer at Rovial and ex-President, CTO, Chief Science Officer at Hanson Robotics, attended the event virtually. The live demo of the fully functional lab was showcased to everyone.
Dataverse, simulation contest provided an opportunity for the students to use analytical tools and come up with a solution and strategy for addressing a problem. Dr Shailashree Haridas in her opening remarks spoke about Data Analytics and its importance. Mr Gulshan Khatri, the host of the event listed problem statements for the teams to choose from. Mr Muthukumaran elaborated on the proven methods for generating ideas using techniques like brainstorming and reverse thinking. Mr Sujan KS outlines the process of data analysis and the top 7 analytical tools. The teams presented solutions and strategies using the analytical tool ‘Looker Studio.’After a day of research and discussions, shortlisted teams made it to the final round of presentation before the jury. The first place was won by team Matrix Multiverse followed by team Hive and team Seddit. Dataverse, Analytical Business Simulation was organized by the department of BBA (Business Analytics) on February 16-17, 2023 at RR campus.
Developing innovative solutions to resolve human resource related issues and communicating them with clarity is important for all companies. As part of the event focusing on this concept, each team was given a company and an HR related problem statement the company had encountered in the past. Each team was required to conduct research, present, and offer its own recommendations after discussing how the organization can choose to resolve the issue. Akshay and Vardhan won the first prize followed by Punya and Saryu, and Shreema and Sashwatha. Think Tank, People’s Partner Club, was organized by The HR club of the Department of BBA at RR campus on February 8, 2023.
Equinox- The Space Club of PES University organised an Educational Trip to the 7th Edition of BSX 2022, organised in association with ISRO, Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACE), and New Space India Limited (NSIL) on September 6, 2022, at BIEC in Bengaluru, India.
The trip was a success under the guidance of Prof. Jayasimha. The exhibition has over 100+ countries showcasing advanced technologies and products for the space sector, in an exclusive hall. It also provided an ideal platform for Indian and International space agencies and companies in this sector, to showcase their strength & capabilities in the space arena; network and explore opportunities for partnerships.
It provided a great opportunity for the space enthusiasts of our university to learn more and get more exposure from this event.
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Krishna V, Dean of student affairs, Prof. Jayasimha and our mentor Dr. Manikandan to provide the students with this wonderful opportunity to visit BIEC and making this event a successful one.
PES University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Information and Library Network Centre, Infocity, Gandhinagar (INFLIBNET) for Shodh-Chakra-A Gateway to Researchers for Resources. The Shodh-Chakra platform will allow and ensure that researchers can collect, organise, store, and cite their research work. The online platform will be equipped with a digital virtual library, data storage, resources for the scholars to refer to, administrative monitoring, and dashboards for universities and institutions to track the progress of the study. The Shodh Chakra platform has been built in a way that will assist and help reach scholars and mentors in managing their entire research timeline and work cycle, starting from literature review to the submission of the research.
The Vice-Chancellor, PES University and the Director, Information and Library Network Centre, Infocity, Gandhinagar expressed their enthusiasm to support & promote research activities of mutual interest. From PES University, the MoU was signed by Dr Suryaprasad J, Vice-Chancellor, PES University. Prof. J. P. Singh Joorel of the Information and Library Network Centre, Gandhi Nagar, signed on behalf of the Information and Library Network Centre.
Research paper titled Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Sponge by Non-Porous Edge Retention authored by Dr. S.V. Satish and Prof. A.Chandru which was published in the Series C Journal of IEI, Vol. 101, Issue 5 was presented the Production Engineering Division Prize by the Institution of Engineers (India) at the 36th Indian Engineering Congress held at New Delhi on December 26, 2021.
The project by Pratik Kumar Singha and Sejal Jain, under the guidance of Dr. Suresh Nagesh titled Powering the world using Artificial Photosynthesis: A clean and sustainable Energy solution, made it to Top 10 projects at the Annual Conference of La Fondation, Dassault Systemes, India. The solution was selected from the projects funded by the foundation which were presented in the forum which included leaders and students all across the globe. The event marking the completion of two years by the foundation was held on Nov 20, 2020.
University research has a valuable long-term impact on students. In the research talk held for students recently, Dr. Gowri Srinivasa shared insights about how to approach the field of research. She answered common queries of students looking to dive into the field of research. She touched upon literature survey, trending topics and areas of a researcher’s personal interest. Dr. Gowri shared her experience about the research projects undertaken in association with Narayana Nethralaya. Participants got to know more about Google Scholar and the general structure of a research paper. The talk was organised by members of ACM PES University EC Campus Student Chapter on March 12, 2020.
Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, MBA Department received the award for Best Paper in Pedagogical Innovations for the paper titled Co-creation for continuous learning at MARKCON2020, Marketing Ecosystems and Innovations. The nomination was submitted in three parts: nomination details, innovation statement and annexures. The final round involved quizzing by the jury of Dr. Moutusy Maity, Professor-Marketing, IIM-Lucknow and Dr. Tapan Sarker, Griffith University, Australia. The International conference, open for faculty in marketing domain was held from 9-11 January, 2020 at IBA, Bangalore.
The Department of Civil Engineering conducted a detailed study and field work on Managing Traffic Congestion On High-density Corridor of Six-route stretch over a period of three months. The final report was handed over by Dr. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University to Dr. Soumyalatha S. K., DCP -Traffic West Division, Bengaluru City. The report is a result of extensive analysis and evaluation by the consulting team of Dr Chandramouli S V, Technical Project Director; Prof J S Vishwas, Technical Project Expert and Coordinator; Prof Ramesh B V and Prof Basavaraj Dhannur, Project Site Incharge and Prof Ramachandra P, Financial and Treasury officer. 56 undergraduate students from PES University Central Campus were part of the project. The report covered road inventory survey, field data analysis, conclusions and recommendations for six-routes: Guruguntepalya-KempegowdaArch, RajajiNagar to Orion Mall, RajajiNagar-DhobhiGhat, Guruguntepalya- Sandal Soap Factory, Verabhadra Signal to Bendre Underpass, RajajiNagar-Sandal Soap Factory. The report on the social development project titled Managing Traffic Congestion On High-density Corridor (Six-route stretch) allocated by Traffic Police Department, Government of Karnataka was handed over on Jan 21, 2020 in an event on PES University campus.
Abhishek S and Rahul Krishna of 8th sem Mechanical Engineering, PES University, under the guidance of Dr. Jessy Nair, Associate Professor, Dept of MBA, presented a paper titled "Millennial State of Mind : Testing perceptual factors of aspirational luxury products among urban millennials in India" and won The best student research paper award at the International Conference On Marketing - MARKCON 2020 hosted by Indus Business Academy.