Reforms in the education sector has been one of the focus areas for the governments in India. The government of Karnataka nominated Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University as advisor on education reforms with cabinet rank. The position will enable Dr M R Doreswamy to contribute to realising India’s human resource potential to its fullest in the education sector with equity and inclusion. Dr M R Doreswamy brings to the important position his experience as a committed advocate of dispensation of quality elementary and higher education that paves the way for positive change which inculcates enablement, unravelling latent potential, and facilitating the youth to demonstrate ethical behaviour, professional superiority, and passion to prosper and which results in advancement of the nation.
The intense quizzing competition conducted by quiz master Meghavi Manjunath saw students of BBA and BCom programs from all campuses of PES University compete in three-rounds with options, buzzer and audio-visual cues. The contestants showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. Though some of the questions were very tricky, the teams answered them with confidence. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing, exciting and impressed the audience and had them clapping loudly when the teams answered correctly. 22 teams from Hanumanthanagar campus, 4 teams from Electronic city campus and 39 teams from RR campus participated in the quiz. The winners were from RR campus and runners up from Hanumanthanagar campus got attractive purchase vouchers and certificates. Bizquiz-2019 for was organized by Department of BBA on October 31, 2019.
A paper titled 'Deep Dive into Faces: Pose & Illumination Invariant Multi-Face Emotion Recognition System' on Human Robot Interaction, co-authored by Suchitra Saxena, Shikha Tripathi and Sudarshan T S B, got shortlisted as top 4 finalists in 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS 2019) under JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award. The finalists were KTH Sweden, PES University, TU Delft and Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany. IROS 2019, the flagship international conference in robotics and intelligent systems was held at Macau, China, during 4-8 November, 2019. IROS 2019 is the 32nd edition of the conference. It is co-sponsored by the IEEE, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), the Society of Instruments and Control Engineers (SICE), and the New Technology Foundation (NTF). 1127 papers were accepted and presented in the conference from around 53 countries out of around 3000+ submissions.The conference had around 60+ industry demo and exhibition and several Robotic competitions.
Dr Chandramouli S V was adjudged as the Best Professor in Civil Engineering Studies in the regional round of Dewang Mehta Education Awards for 2019. The award is instituted by B-School Affaire, an independent and not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a real difference to the education community; business and the economy
“Shubhodaya Karnataka” is being directly telecast in widely viewed and popular Kannada TV Chandana channel every day in the morning 7 AM to 9 AM. In this program, people who are famous and very popular are being introduced for the information to the public. Kannada personalities who hail from the fields of literacy, music, education, technology, film and movie world, drama and other fields. Their life histories and life achievements are telecast in this Shubodaya Karnataka program. More than 450 famous persons like and then achievements have already been telecast in this series. For example, Infosys Founder Dr. N R Narayana Murthy, Justice Rama Jois, Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah, Dr. Sudha Murthy, Dr. K S Nisar Ahmed, Dr. Patil Puttappa, Jnanapeetha Awardee Dr. Chandrasehkara Kumbar etc., In the forth coming episode of the series, on Friday 9.8.2019. Dr. M R Doreswamy founder of PES Institutions and Chancellor of PES University will share his life events and achievements. Viewers are hereby requested to view the forthcoming episode on 9.8.2019 at 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM and also send their feedback and oblige.
Prof. Sathya Prasad was on the jury panel for the finals of Smart India Hackathon (Hardware) 2019. The hackathon organised by MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems, is based on an open innovation model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in our country. The hackathon was held in Ciombatore on July 25-26, 2019. Prof Sathya Prasad heads Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) in PES University.
Dr. Snehanshu Saha wins PEACE Award-Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award, 2019 in Machine Learning & AstroInformatics. World Research Peace Award powered by RULA recognizes distinguished contributions in a subject area of high potential impact by a thorough review of published work, open source contribution and pedagogy among other things. PEACE is a foundation in Far East.The award is based on impactful publications in the field and citations received against those publications. The award contains a plaque, trophy and citation and lifetime free membership of the foundation. Dr. Saha has been contributing vigorously in the development of AstroInformatics, a niche area at the intersection of Machine Learning and Astronomy, developing novel; algorithms and methods to understand complex patterns in large and diverse astronomical databases. He and his collaborators proposed two novel metrics for computing habitability of Extra-solar planets by a fusion of computational modeling and machine learning methods. His work in this area in well cited. He and his team are developing fast computing pipelines for classification of large, heterogeneous data. His contribution to this field in the last five years include setting up AstroInformatics Research Group in PES University, endorsed by IEEE and International Astrostatistics Association.
PES University organized a book release event of “Applications of Thermodynamics” published by Wiley India Pvt. Ltd. on 27th April 2019 at 11AM. The book was authored by Dr. V. KADAMBI (Former Professor, Mechanical Engg., IIT Kanpur & Former Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engg., IIT Gandhinagar), Dr. T. R. SEETHARAM (Chair Professor in Thermal Engineering, Mechanical Engg. Dept., PES University & Former Principal, NIE, Mysore) and Mr. K. B. SUBRAMANYA KUMAR (Former Associate Professor, Mechanical Engg. Dept., NIE, Mysore). Dr. PRADIP DUTTA (Professor & Chair, Department of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore) released the book on this occasion. The event was presided over by DR. M. R. DORESWAMY, Ex-MLC, GOK (Founder Chairman - PES Institutions, Chancellor - PES University). On the occasion, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy mentioned how teachers are the heart of any institution for the growth of students and society. He also suggested teachers to follow 3L’s - (Life Long Learning) and emphasized that until teachers learn they cannot inspire students. Destiny of the country will be shaped by the teachers. Dr. T. R. Seetharam explained why this book is required for the academic community and unique contents in the book. Dr. Pradip Dutta shared his experience of 25 years teaching thermodynamics and how this book will be helpful for students, teachers and industrial researchers. The function witnessed the large gathering of students and admirers of the authors as well as faculty members.
Ashish Parthasarathy, won two gold, three silver and a bronze medal in the Innovative Championship: Accommodation Whizz Wizard. He presented a research paper in the on AUGMENTED REALITY as AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO ENHANCE GUEST EXPERIENCE DURING STAY IN A FIVE STAR HOTEL in the TRANSITION 2019 conference. The theme of the conference was INNOVATIONS IN ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY ACROSS THE GLOBE- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE STAKEHOLDERS AND SUSTAINABILITY. Ashish is Assistant Professor with Department of Hospitality and Event Management. The event was organised by Garden City University on March 14, 2019.
The Hackathon on building an application for an NGO saw new ways to digitally manage social services relevant for old-age homes, orphanages, rural development and women empowerment.The prototypes were evaluated by staff members Mr. Santosh Katti, Ms. Deepti Narayan, and alumni Mr. Gulfam Wani, from Accolite and Mr. Rakesh from Saviyant.The participants learnt the way to build application with unique features from scratch with their creative ideas under tight deadlines.The participants exceeded the expectations and built the software applications with zeal and team spirit. The hackathon was conducted by Department of Computer Applications on Nov 17, 2018.
Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the Faculty of Architecture, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held Annual Inter- Collegiate Architectural Fest, Envisage, organized by BMS College of Architecture on 16 th and 17 th of November, 2018.
Prof Srinivasan V received the Best Professor in Mechanical Engineering award at the regional round of Dewang Mehta National Education Awards held on Sep 5, 2018 in Bangalore. The prestigious award is judged by an independent jury comprising of eminent business leaders and professionals. Every year the organizers, committed to making a real difference to the education community; business and the economy award the best professors in various disciplines.
Shaheer Farooq and Chef Sivram of department Hospitality and Event Management, officiated as Jury Members at Big Bazaar Kitchen Superstar Cookery Competition. The contest had participants present plated foods that were judged for nutritional and dietary aspects on presentation, menu knowledge, taste and portion control and was held on July 7, 2018.
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister, HRD visited PES University for an interactive meeting on 07/05/2018 at 4:00 PM. All the faculty of PES institutions participated in the meeting presided by Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor , PES University and in the august presence of Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, PES University. Shri Prakash Javadekar gave an overview of government’s initiatives, new programs that have been implemented and working well to improve the dispensation of education in India. He informed that Swayam program that includes course work, lectures and materials freely available for 1032 courses; gyan program in which 800 professors from 62 different countries helping in teaching and delivering lectures; a hackathon program in which good number of problem statements work with professors who mentor them for 3 months and as of now 54 solutions are at final stages of development. While stressing research and innovation he said that prosperity by innovation is best, He requested institutes that are known for quality education should help other institutions. Teacher training is also important step so that teachers to be agents of change and good teachers change society. While voting Person, Party and Principle (3 P’s) should get priority. Shri Javadekar ji also took questions from audience and gave answers during the interaction session and also requested to give constructive suggestions that will be definitely considered and help change for the good.
The mainstream media covered the active placement scene on campuses despite news about shrinking job opportunities. “Placement officers need to attract new companies. This is a positive shift in the trend. Students must have knowledge of artificial intelligence, internet of things, virtual reality and more,” said K S Sridhar, placement director, PES University.
The 11th anniversary of PM Footprints, signature program of The Bangalore Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) will feature talks by thought leaders and subject matter experts. Mr. Prasad Honnavalli will be delivering keynote address on Security Risk Management. He is a Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Head, CoE Information Security, Digital Forensic & Cyber Resilience at PES University. An accomplished executive, he brings rich professional experience in end to end program management and delivery of complex system integration programs. PM Footprints is a unique platform where thought leaders share their expertise on the best practices and emerging trends. PMI serves Project Management community by dynamic advocacy of standards and practices to advance professional development.
NCACSP-2017, the fifth edition of National Conference on Advances in Communication and Signal Processing organised by the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was inaugurated at St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor. Prof Sambasiva Rao, graced the occasion as chief guest.
Dr Balaji Singh received the lifetime achievement award from Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) recognizing his illustrious career in enabling people, departments and organizations to realize the true potential. ISTD is a national level professional society which conducts sought after training programs in the areas of human resources development with special emphasis on training of trainers, training goals and objectives and training tools and technologies. Dr Balaji Singh’s work in the fields of vocational training, corporate training and soft skills training is acknowledged by the leading institutions be it leading trade bodies, corporate or professional communities. He has designed and conducted programs that have resulted in enhanced performance of individuals and groups in academic, organizational and public settings. Personal Effectiveness Learning Lab is one among the many of the programs and modules envisioned by him that have delivered training outcomes exceeding expectations of leading companies. He has identified and implemented globally proven and cutting edge techniques for productivity management, lean manufacturing, performance appraisals and other functions at an organizational scale. A distinctive feature of his work is the effective use of technology in driving the desired outcomes at speed and scale in tune with the demands of the global competitive landscape. The technology dimension coupled with extensive field research has resulted in new insights into the evolving work and business culture. For instance, his project which he chooses to call anecdotal research has seen his team closely studying and documenting the progress in a start-up from an abstract idea to a profitable business concept. The social component in his work has helped student community and non-governmental organizations in creating new and efficient ways to serve the needy. Dr Balaji Singh’s experience and expertise is playing an important role in designing the management programs in PES University. His emphasis on industry academia integration, focus on structured research and proactive support for entrepreneurship has resulted in innovative initiatives that prepare the students for making the most of new opportunities the government and business present. The students, staff and management of PES University congratulate Dr Balaji Singh and look forward to his continued guidance and leadership.