The main aim of this event was to introduce our Collegiate Social Responsibility (CSR) Club to the first years and others who do not have complete knowledge of the functioning, objectives and motives of our club.
The orientation session began at the MRD Auditorium starting with an inaugural song followed by a welcome speech, lighting of the lamp by chief guests, talk by the chief guests as well as by an alumnus of PES who was a part of CSR Club. The chief guests were Dr. D. Rajasekharappa and Dr. T. Mahalakshmi. The guest of honour was Mr. Nithin. The chief guests and guest of honour were honoured for their esteemed presence.
We, the club of CSR showcased our past events and endeavors to everyone present with us for the orientation with the help of a small video. Just as importantly, our new mascot of the club was revealed to all.
The last and the most exciting part of the event was the Treasure Hunt. Treasure Hunt started from MRD Auditorium, where we displayed our first clue on the screen, followed by six other clue spots across the campus. The participants were running across the campus finding clues. Students in teams of 2 or 3 were allowed to participate in the treasure hunt which consisted of many rounds where the clues to the next destination were given only on completing a given task in that current location.
The treasure hunt was a fun and exciting game that the first years loved and played with utmost enthusiasm.
The whole event was directed and controlled well by the council members and the volunteers. The registrations for the Orientation - Treasure Hunt were taken on online mode from 13/09/2022 to 14/09/2022 and on spot registrations at 3:30 PM on 16 th September 2022. The treasure hunt was won by the first three teams to complete the tasks and was awarded chocolates and saplings as a part of the CSR motive to grow more plants or trees in society.
Dr. Subhash Reddy B, a Librarian, has been felicitated by Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day, celebrated on August 15, 2022. He was awarded the "Best Librarian Award" by the Department of Public Libraries, Government of Karnataka on the occasion of National Librarian's Day held on August 12, 2022.
Prof. M. R. Doreswamy, Chancellor, of PES University congratulated Dr. Subhash on his achievements.
Winners: PES UNIVERSITY
Runners: Nagarjuna College, Devanahalli
Best Batsman: Girisha.B (PES University)
Allrounder: B.M.Shankar (PES University)
Man of the Series: Venkatesh Kalyanam (PES University)
Best Bowler: Nagaraj (Nagarjuna College)
The games organised were Cricket, Volleyball and Badminton in which Staff from various colleges took part.
A total of 550 Faculty across 24 Institutions in Karnataka Participated in various sporting activities.
Prof. M R Doreswamy Chancellor PES University, expressed happiness over the large number of Faculty who participated and heartily congratulated all the winners.
The cooperation extended by the non- teaching staff during the year was recognized and appreciated by the chairperson, admin officer and faculty with fulsome praise and gifting of cakes in the event organized by the BBA HEM department on December 21, 2021.
Prof. Smitha, faculty in the department of hospitality and event management (HEM) delivered a keynote address at a conference hosted by the Indonesian Tourism ministry and supported by Java Tourism Board on Rethinking Sustainable and Resilient Solutions in Today's Global Tourism on November 24, 2021.
Entrepreneurship in a growing economy like India’s presents ample opportunities and formidable challenges. Mrs. Pavithra Solai, co-founder of AI Practitioner who specializes in Deep Learning and Computer Vision interacted with the students who are keen on striking out on their own. Drawing from her rich experience as an entrepreneur, she talked about the advantages of choosing to start a new venture. The guest lecture was hosted by the department of management studies on November 23, 2021.
The Central Library, PES University (PESU), and Karnataka State Library Association (KALA) organized a distinguished lecture as part of the National Library Week Celebrations 2021 on Friday, 19th November 2021 @ 3.00 PM.
Dr. Sudarshan T S B, Dean Research, PES University delivered the distinguished lecture on "Important metrics for Research Publications" students, Research scholars, faculty members, and Librarians of the various organizations were present on the occasion.
Prof. K S Sridhar, Registrar, PES University presented a memento to the speaker.
PES University bagged the runners up spot in the Men's Badminton tournament in the B.S. Naryana Memorial Inter collegiate Staff Tournament 2021 held at BMS College of Engineering recently. The team included Prof. Chandar A and Prof. Ajay, Research Scholar, Dept of Mech Engg, Prof Venkatesh Kalyanam, MBA Department and Dr S V Venkatesh, Chairperson, Dept of Civil Engg.
Dr S V Satish spoke at an interactive session of the international meet-up of robotics and automation enthusiasts. As an invited panel speaker, he shared his perspective on Robotics and Automation during COVID-19. The meet-up in virtual mode that was held on Sep 18, 2020 and organised by IEEE RAS International Chapter hosted experts from Japan, India and Indonesia.
Amul India hosts talented chefs to present unique native cuisine on its social media sites. Prof Sivaram was invited by Amul India to demonstrate the recipe of a native cuisine. He rustled up a Chettinadu dessert called Kavuni Rice Halwa, black rice pudding, a Chettinadu delicacy for Amul’s global audience. Encouraged by the response to the show, Amul expressed interest in hosting more culinary shows curated by the department of the university. Prof. Sivaram R is an Asst. Professor in the department of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management. The session was held on June 15, 2020 on Amul Facebook Live for #SimpleHomemadeRecipes series garnering over 125 K views.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Advisor to the Government of Karnataka on Educational Reforms (Cabinet Ranking) occupied his office at Vidhana Soudha Room No 260 today after performing a simple pooja.
Dr. H P Khincha Former Vice-Chancellor VTU, Belagavi, Dr. Siddappa Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Dr. J Suryaprasad , Vice-Chancellor, PES University and Dr Lokesha A, OSD and Ex-officio Joint Secretary to Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, officials from Government of Karnataka Secretariat, academicians and representatives from the press and media took part in the pooja.
It can be recalled that Dr. M R Doreswamy ji worked right from the first day of his appointment from his own office at PES University-Hanumantha Nagar campus and also one of his recommendations of MLAs and MLCs adopting 3 government schools was included in the budget.
Even today after the pooja, he started deliberations of education reforms in primary, secondary and higher education with the pioneers in academia.
PES University has been recording class-room teaching regularly and making available to students to access the lectures from home. This practice started five years ago has proved very beneficial to students. The faculty teaching the subject also receives an update every day on the number of students who viewed the lecture in addition to providing the popularity rank of the teacher.
With the current Corona Virus situation causing a lot of anxiety, Universities had to shut down classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom lectures live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University has put in place a special time table covering 9 lecture 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. 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 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.
In addition, PES University central library has also provided off-campus access to students for its online resources. Library users at home or elsewhere can log in through their library server and gain access to e-resources.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the command center that monitors the live online teaching sessions. He appreciated the efforts of the IT team under the mentorship of Prof.Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer for creating one such facility for students. Prof. Siddappa, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Member, Board of Governors, PES University was all praise for the University for having initiated the live online teaching to students which has enabled them to utilize the time effectively while at home. Prof.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that the exercise of the University in reaching out to students while they are away from campus has been very fruitful.
It is rightly said that there is no age of being an achiever, this thought rightly imposes on Dr. M.R Doreswamy who recently proved his efficiency in the field of education by getting appointed as the Advisor- Education Reforms, Govt. of Education. The educationist who pursued excellence in the field of education, Dr. Doreswamy, was conferred by our Honorable Chancellor Dr. P Shyama Raju on his February 29, 2020 for being one of the greatest pillars in the education systems and Indian society.
The ceremony was attended by all the dignitaries of REVA University along with the guest dignitary who is one of the pillars of REVA University but makes his presence rare, Dr. Shridhar Mitta, Advisory Board Member and of course our Guest of the day, Dr. M.R Doreswamy.
The felicitation ceremony commenced with the huge applause and introduction of the star of the day Dr. M.R Doreswamy by our Vice-Chancellor, Dr. S Y Kulkarni who left no stone untouched to spread the words of appreciation for the guest of the event.
Dr. M.R Doreswamy thanked REVA for giving him so much respect and then appreciated Dr. P Shyama Raju for his continuous effort from the ground level. Dr. Doreswamy then spoke about his journey which he started as a teacher and today also if he gets an opportunity, he never misses and loves to teach. He added, “I taught for more than 40 years and my subject was Economics”. He also advised the faculty of REVA University to enjoy their teaching and students should also enjoy learning. Dr Doreswamy clearly stated that he was stunned by the progress and leap steps taken by REVA University which has in so short a time period soared high. He stated clear that REVA must focus on international partnerships and invite faculty and students from abroad to come and study in the mini USA campus created by Dr P Shyama Raju.
He concluded his speech by saying that a person should never forget 3 Ms in life – Mother who is a personification of god, Mother Tongue and Mother Land. Also, appreciated Bangalore city as being the most employable and education-oriented city.
Dr. P Shyama Raju, Chancellor, REVA University, thanked Dr. M.R Doreswamy for being so kind and appreciating REVA. He also made it clear that REVA has already invited students from Universities abroad and as a practice, students from select countries are trained at REVA UIIC and another cohort of students from Universities in the UK and Spain will be attended the Summer Schools offered by REVA School of Architecture and School of Performing Arts. The event was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Shubha, Director, Commerce and Management.
“Individual and institutional capacity building and empowerment is the hallmark of a vibrant academic institution. They define the quality of educational services and outcomes of the institution.” Dr M R Doreswamy explores the different dimensions of mentoring and how it could be utilised as a human performance and institutional services-booster in the article published in Deccan Herald dated Feb 27, 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.