<p>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.</p>
Garvita was featured on Water Heroes, a Republic TV series that brings to light motivational stories about people who have been working tirelessly towards water conservation. Garvita co-founded Why Waste, an organisation that is working towards effective conservation of water. Garvita is a student of sixth semester in the department of electronics and communication engineering. The other students who are part of Why Waste include Richa Kumar, Sanjana Shekhar, Abhinandan Singla, Neelkanth Kirloskar, Gaurav Jain, Aakash Tomar, Akshay Kanive, and Gaurang Rao.
Karthik won silver medal in Moscow Wushu stars 2019 representing India and bronze medal in the 28th Wushu senior nationals championship 2019 held in Jammu. Wushu or Chinese Kungfu, a sport, is a hard and soft and complete martial art, as well as a full-contact sport. Karthik was a student in department of hospitality and event management during 2010-13.
Varsha N student of PES Degree College secured 6th rank in B Com examination of Bangalore University held during 2016 to 2019.
Veda Earth Lounge Spa and Store was awarded the prestigious Emerging Concept of the Year 2019 by the Indian Salon and Wellness Award. The enterprise is run by Ms. Divya Dinesh of the 2011-14 batch of BA-IHA program.
Miss Deepika P Karanji, 5th semester Computer Science Engineering student of PES University battled away and won the coveted first prize in the prestigious and premier debate contest conducted by Federal Bank in association with The Times of India and Vijaya Karnataka at Bengaluru. Eight finalists battled on ‘Speak for India (Karnataka Edition) 2019, a state level inter-collegiate in the fiery debate contest held at the Sheraton Grand, Rajajnagar. Deepika P Karanji of PES University was crowned the winner with a trophy. Merit certificate and a Cash Award of Rs. 1.5 lakh. A total of 38,000 students were screened hailing from 1,200colleges across Karnataka. 124 speakers were selected at zonal level, 30 could make to semi-finals and among them only 8 were selected for finals on Thursday,the 12th Dec 2019. Deepika finally emerged as the winner endorsed byeminent three-member jury that included Govindaraj Hegde of NLSIU, Kavitha Lankesh, noted film director and Ruthuparna Sharma, a youn writer. Deepika spoke impressively on the debate of impact of artificial intelligence. She propounded that the fear of jobs being taken away existed in during the Industrial Revolution as well, so reskilling people is important. On winning, Deepika said that she is lucky to have won this massive debate during her very first attempt and was owes the prize to her parents and to the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of PES University who facilitated her participation in the contest. Dr. Doreswamy, the Chancellor of PES University showered praise, appreciation and congratulated Deepika on this memorable feat. He recalled her parents meeting him during Deepika’s admission to National Public School and said that the University is proud of her laudable achievement.
Team Aeolus secured second place in the design proposal phase of the AIAA-DBF 2019-20 competition to be held in Wichita, Kansas, USA. The DBF (Design/Build/Fly) is an international aero-modelling competition conducted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and sponsored by the Cessna Aircraft Company, Raytheon Missile Systems and other premier organisations. This year's challenge required the designing of a banner towing bush plane which can also be repurposed as a charter aircraft. In response to this, 141 teams from reputed universities across the world submitted their design proposals. 113 teams were shortlisted for the subsequent stages. Team Aeolus improved upon its effort in last year’s competition by gaining 37 places to reach the 2nd place globally at this stage of the competition. Team Aeolus is the aeromodelling and aerial robotics team of PES University.
The creative talent of the students from PES University, EC campus made its presence felt at Cobalt Skies inter college festival. Team Mangobites, the theatre group of the campus, won first prize in Mime and second runner-up prize in Mad-Ads events, competing against the participants from leading colleges of the city. Cobalt Skies inter-college festival was organised by Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, on October 17-18, 2019.
PES University awarded scholarship amounting to Rs 3 crores and 15 lakhs to 4,558 meritorious students pursuing undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, design and business administration and postgraduate programs in engineering. The university considers scholarships as an important source of motivation for continued excellence. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Jawahar, Pro-chancellor felt that the event was a celebration of merit which is nurtured and cherished by the university since inception. He gave an overview of scholarship initiative at the institution, starting from an amount of Rs 14,000 to 14 students in 1991. Today, the awards include Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships, Prof MRD Merit Scholarships, Distinction Awards, Rural Student Scholarships, Huawei Scholarships, Higher Education Scholarships and Travel Grants. Travel grants are given to students for participation in conferences and technical competitions. Higher education scholarships that are given to top 10% of students within 24 months of graduating demonstrate the institution’s commitment to excellence in education. He announced that the university has budgeted for Rs. 10 crores of scholarships for the next academic year. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor observed that the purpose of education is about being good human beings. He pointed out that 70 students scored 10/10 and commended the faculty members for their efforts in guiding the students to excel. He reiterated the university’s commitment to the society and nation and shared the university’s undertaking of the renovation of 12 government schools in flood affected districts of Bagalkote, Chikkodi, Gadaga and Haveri. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati reflected on the changing face of research with inter-disciplinary approach and blurring of distinction between work of scientists and engineers becoming key to solving problems we face today. He opined that teachers are facilitators in the outcome based education that we see today. He looked forward to active role of engineers in enabling India to achieve developmental goals identified by United Nations. Sri S. R. Umashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Primary and Secondary Education, GoK was felicitated by the university for his guidance and contribution to able administration of education in the state. Sri Umashankar in his address called upon the students to pursue their passion, and being involved in what they do irrespective of the field, sector or job they choose. Distinguished guest, Sri Hari Vasudev, Country Head & Vice President - Technology, Walmart Labs applauded the efforts of the faculty in inspiring the students to excel in their field of study. He underscored the role of technology which he felt is not just about improving speed and capability but about improving lives by empowering people. According to him one should learn to learn and stay equipped to deal with the fast paced changes and innovations. Empathy is a quality that students should nurture he felt, as that would help them create great customer experiences as professionals and understand the needs of the society to be good human beings. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor in his welcome address introduced the dignitaries on the dais. Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. R Vasudevan Iyer, Controller of Examinations, presented the awardees. The occasion was a moment of pride for the meritorious students who were felicitated by the honourable guests and the management of the university.
“Learning gives Creativity, Creativity leads to Thinking, Thinking provides Knowledge, Knowledge makes us Great….Quiz competitions are always interesting and informative, which provide excitement among the students and also make them aware of current affairs. A mega quiz competition was organized by PES University through Student affairs committee of HN Campus for students from PUC, commerce and Pharmacy departments on 27.11.2019 in the Kuvempu auditorium. Around 168 teams participated in quiz competition. Quiz master Mr. Preetham Upadhya a 4th year engineering student from PES university,current President of the Quotient Quiz Club & winner of 300 quizzes at national and international level conducted the quiz competition. The event was graced with the presence of Dr. M R Doreswamy, the founder Chancellor of PES University who encouraged the participants with his best wishes. Out of 168 teams; with 2 participants per team, had registered for the prelims test & 08 teams were selected for finals. The quiz comprised of oral questions, riddles, audio and visual rounds. Through various interesting as well as challenging rounds, the knowledge of the participating students was put to test in this quiz. The participants as well as the audience thoroughly enjoyed these rounds that tested how proficient they were. The quiz was of a great success. The winners of quiz competition - First Prize: Mr.Girish & Ms. Kalpitha ( 1 st B.Com), Second Prize: Mr. Kanishk Bhandari & Mr.Satyam Atal (4 th B.Pharm) Third Prize: Mr. Chetan H & Ms.Asima kubra (4 th PharmD)
Aditi Lakshmi S and Varsha Bhat won fourth place in the finals of Bioquiz 2019 held as part of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. Students of PG Diploma in Clinical Research and Data Management, Department of Biotechnology of PES University presented 7 posters at the event. The summit organised by the Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka is a 22nd edition of flagship event that provides a global stage for innovation utilising technology as a tool. The three day event held from Nov 18-20, 2019 offered knowledge, networking and business opportunities for all participants and visitors.
Preetham Upadhya (7th Sem -CSE) and Akhil Siddharth (7th sem - ECE) have won the Rajagiri National Business Quiz, held in Kochi, for the 2nd year in a row, defeating over 2000 teams, in the process. This is one of India's largest business quizzes and features both colleges and corporates competing against each other
Students of PES College of Pharmacy secured top ranks in pharmacy examination conducted by RGUHS for academic year 2018-19. Mitesh Bhansali and Simran Singhal jointly stood first in fourth semester, Ruqia Khanum stood sixth in fourth semester and Bhavana B R stood third in first semester of BPharma program.
The annual space quiz ‘Houston, We Have A Question’ saw participation of over 200 students from colleges of Bengaluru including PES University. Eight teams qualified for the finals after the preliminary round. The fiercely fought contest with four rounds of tie breakers was won jointly by the teams of Sucheth Hegde & Chandrachud and Hrishikesh V and Anuj T. Equinox – The Space Club, in association with the Quotient Quiz Club (QQC) and Pixels Photography Club hosted the quiz on Oct 15, 2019.
Sports teams from PES University won in the women’s Badminton, men’s Table tennis, men’s Chess and men’s Badminton events and were declared runners up in men’s Badminton event at Kreedotsava 2019. The sports event was organised by BMS College of Engineering recently.
Preetham Upadhyaya and Akhil Siddharth won the Southern Region Round of NTPC Electron Quiz-2019. NTPC Electron Quiz 2019, predominantly a business quiz, held across six cities in India attracts some of the brightest minds from elite management and engineering colleges. The regional round of the quiz contest was held at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan, Secunderabad on Sep 18, 2019.
Swathi Suresh and Apeksha Rai interned with Walt Disney Florida and won the appreciation of the organisation for their performance and display of knowledge, skills and attitude in making a difference and helping Walt Disney create an unforgettable experience. Swathi was commended for her dedication in resolving issues, showing true concern for guests in various interactions. The officials were all praise for her teaching of Snake Charm, help during alpha call at Pirates and making sure a guest who was scared of fireworks was comfortable. Both the internees are students of BBA-HEM program.
Smaran Adarsh and Tanmay M won the AMD Best Student award 2018-19 for their project on Synthesis Techniques For Reversible And Quantum Circuits. The duo developed a synthesizer for realising Reversible and Quantum Circuits working over two months at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Wille, Professor and HOD, Integrated Circuit Design. On their return to PES University they continued their work under the guidance of Prof. M. S. Sunita. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 25K. The paper titled Towards HDL-based Synthesis of Reversible Circuits with No Additional Lines, based on the project work has been accepted for publication in the 38th edition of International Conference on Computer - Aided Design ICCAD 2019. Smaram and Tanmay, students of final year BTech program with department of electronics and communication engineering plan to pursue master’s degree in Computer Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
The research paper titled Tribological Studies of High Surface Finish Ceramic Coatings for Low Friction and Adhesive Wear Resistant Applications was declared the best paper in the international conference on Materials and Manufacturing Methods 2019 held recently at NIT, Trichy. Zahid, Nabil and Avinash, students of final year B.Tech in Department of Mechanical Engineering carried out the research work under the guidance of Dr. Suneel Motru, Associate Professor, for their final semester project.
Team NIXAR presented an Augmented Reality platform which helps in making marketing immersive and interactive to win the top spot at Finnovatica 2018-19. The Final Arena Round had seven dynamic prototypes from six teams from premier engineering institutes competing closely, with use cases within the realm of financial services. The enthusiasm and determination of the students was a clear sign of the new age of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among young engineers in India. Team NIXAR comprising of Nikhil, Parth Sachdev, Prashant Verma, Kushal Agrawal and Lisa, from PES University Electronic City Campus won cash prize of 10 lakh rupees in finale. The team was mentored by Nitin from Fullerton India. Finnovatica programme seeks out ideas from talented students for developing innovative digital solutions that can be used to redefine the retail and rural lending landscape in India. The final round was held in Mumbai on June 4, 2019.
Bhaarat Chetty, a final year B.Tech. Computer Science student of PES University Ring Road Campus attends Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O - 2019, held at California, United States from May 7-9, 2019. He returned to India after his three-week long stay in USA. The conference provided him an opportunity to interact with some disruptive change-makers in technology including, but not limited to, the likes of Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google). According to Bhaarat, the reason technology fascinates him is that it has an answer to almost every problem the society faces today and it thrills him to be able to bring a change with his passion for science and technology. He is passionate about making tech more inclusive, especially for those from underrepresented backgrounds, and He wants to use design and technology for empowerment and accessibility. Bhaarat Chetty was the only student from the Developer Student Clubs 2017-19 INDIA to have made it to the annual Google I/O conference, California this May. Thrilled to have shared stage with global leaders and developers, he says the opportunity helped him engage in fruitful discussions on building applications with Google and many open source platforms (TensorFlow, Flutter, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine). “Travelling all the way to California to witness this landmark moment was nothing short of a life-changing moment for me. I would urge the other young students to realise that hard work can make dreams come true and take you places,” said Bhaarat. " Today, with technology at my fingertips, I keep updating my repertoire, with skills like ML and AI empowered apps, because there is no better way of implementing your idea than by doing it yourself. Learning something new everyday is a major means of my subsistence " The Google staff made sure we had enough opportunities to break ice — an AI Concert, a magic show, performances by a few international bands and a dinner with the Indian community. It helped us get to know each other better. It was nice talking to them about aspects that could enhance our career prospects.” He has been a part of the Machine Learning facilitator group with Google India, and has trained over 1200+ students through Google’s MLCC program. He currently leads the Google Developers Group (GDG) Bangalore chapter , as a part of the GDG program he helps evangelize technology. He is a tech speaker who loves, taking the stage on topics related to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. For those aspiring to make it to future Google I/O conferences, he suggests, “Enrolling in many community programmes beyond college is necessary. It will give you a direction. One must focus on academics, but shouldn’t compromise on their true calling.”
Best completed submission winners Anush Kini, Rajath S and Sumukh Aithal for their submission on ADAS Object detection in low light. Best completed submission runners-up Madhav Kashyap, Anuj Tambwekar and Rohit Menon for their submission on Q&A using NLP. Most Innovative submission winners Nandagopal Vinayak, Maanvi Nunna and Malaika Vijay for their submission on Drowsiness Detection.
Students of architecture program won prizes at Inspirit 2019. Roshini and Anagha won first place in Architectural Journalism. Shreya and Aditi won first place in Revive. Ritesh won first place in Shutterup. Ruthu and Mahima won first place in COLOUR MAKING. Akshatha and Akshara won first place and Mahima and Ruthu won runner up place in KNEADING COLOR. Arvind and Nishitha won first place in CHOP and POP. INSPIRIT 2019 - An Architectural Fest was organised by School of Architecture, RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY on 29-30 March, 2019.
Bhaarat Satish Chetty, Lead, Google’s Developer Student Club (DSC) at PES University, is invited to attend Google I/O in Mountain View, San Francisco, USA in May 2019. The conference will provide him an opportunity to interact with global change-makers in technology of the likes of Sundar Pichai. Google I/O will enable Bhaarat to network with the best developers, designers, Google engineers and experts. Bhaarat is happy that, “I will run into researchers, professors, entrepreneurs, founders, and other people I have only read about in tech blogs. We will be mentored by Google Experts and also attend Machine Learning office hours at Googleplex.” Bhaarat is a 8th semester student of CSE.
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.
When Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched a fllock of 104-satellites in a single launch in 2017, buried in the flood of congratulatory messages, were some concerns over adding to the junk orbiting the earth. As space agencies across the world put their heads together to come up with a workable solution to manage space debris, a team of students from PES University, Bengaluru are planning to demonstrate a technology where a dead nano satellite or a micro satellite disintegrates into thin air. The technology involves a spool of carbon fibre wires measuring less than 15 microns in thickness (one micron = one thousandth of a millimetre) ballooning out into a spider web-like structure and pulling away a dead satellite from its orbit before sending it towards earth. The debris will disintegrate as it enters the earth's atmosphere due to the heat generated by friction. The entire process of triggering the wires, installed in a satellite, and creating favourable conditions for dragging the object can be done by activating an in-built generator to produce electric charges, the students said. "It takes about 60 to 70 years for a satellite in low earth orbit to de-orbit and disintegrate on its own. Our simulations have showed that with our system, it will take around 5.5 years or even lesser than that," said Sharan Asundi, a professor at Tuskegee University, who is guiding the students. "The same system can be used to remove the upper stage of a rocket." Students of team Aranea displayed their work at IIT-M's tech fest Shaastra, which concluded on Sunday. They are also preparing to demonstrate the technology 'Ultra-Thin Wires Drag Enhancement System' in PES University's second student satellite PiSat-2 likely to be launched by Isro. Apart from the spool of wires, the system has a generator for supply of power up to 10kv to create repulsion from electric charges and trigger the wires to form a web. Asundi, who is a visiting researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, said the system has been designed to exploit the forces created by charged wires and its interaction with space plasma. "The more the number of wires, the better the drag. The area the web of wires may occupy, the number of wires, the mass and the volume of the system will depend on the size of the satellite. We have to ensure we don't add unwanted weight," said Shrikanta Aradhya, a student member of the team. Nasa tracks more than 21,000 pieces of debris orbiting the earth. In June 2018, RemoveDebris satellite was deployed from the International Space Station to demonstrate three different technologies that can capture and de-orbit space junk. Space agencies have systems in place to monitor, catalogue and send alerts about approaching debris which can pose a threat to rocket launches. "As of now space agencies are independently doing research. Discussions are on for a collaboration. As of now we are trying to avoid debris," said retired Isro scientist and Chandrayaan-1 project director Mylsamy Annadurai.
Dr. M. R. Doreswamy heartily congratulates the excellent achievement by the QQC – Quiz Quotient Team, PES University for winning the Overall Championship in the recently held 6th Edition of CUIZ 2018 (The Annual National Quiz Championship), organized by Christ University Bangalore.
The Mind Install team from PES University devised the winning hack, Non Intrusive Self Sleep Monitor System using In Ear EEG to take home the first prize. The system keeps track of a person's sleep cycle to avoid problems like sleep apnea, depression and anxiety. It uses ear EEG which is more comfortable and cheaper than conventional EEG devices. An android app was developed to show results through which user can directly share the reports to a doctor with a single click. The team of Prasanna Venkatesan and Pavitra N, 7th semester students of ECE and Sameer Gadicherla and Akash Nagaraj. 7th semester students of CSE won the cash prize of Rs. 35000 at the hackathon conducted by RVCE Hacks on November 2-3, 2018.
The paper on Robust Voice Activity Detection Using Frequency Domain Long-Term Differential Entropy jointly authored by Debayan Ghosh was accepted for oral presentation at Interspeech 2018. He has also received the student travel grant registration, travel and stay. Debayan is a final year student of ECE. The conference with the theme of Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies was held in Hyderabad from Sep 2-6, 2018. Interspeech is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing.
At the world university rowing championship 2018, Keerthana bagged fifth position in single skull event. Keerthana, 5th sem CSE student participated in the event held in Shanghai, China from Aug 10-13, 2018.
A team of 25 students of PES University collaborated with students from universities across the world to design a vehicle for senior citizens for first and last-mile connectivity. They have won laurels for their efforts. This was part of an international mobility competition called the PACE Global Annual Forum, held at the GM Warren Tech Centre, USA, from July 22 to 25. Organized by General Motors, it is an initiative for the advancement of collaborative engineering education. The teams were required to develop a ‘personal urban mobility access’ (PUMA) using green and sustainable technologies.
Students of BBA-Hospitality and Event Management were invited to play with the team from Ritz Carlton as part of The Journey week organized by Marriott International in the cricket match. The academia-industry interface exposed students to people initiatives in industry and know what it takes to be part of the hospitality industry.
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).
Many of us have parked our two-wheelers and cars on the road and have had them towed away by cops.Now, an MTech student from the city has designed an app that can give you a notification when this happens. Raghav S, who is from the PG Dept of Computer Science Engineering department of PES University has developed the soon to be launched app for the purpose. The framework for the app has been developed on the Google Navigation application “I have developed an admin app for the RTO or traffic cops and a client app for vehicle owners. The client app has three features one of which is the notification function,” says Raghav. As soon as the concerned authorities take down the number of a vehicle to tow, on the app, an automatic alert is triggered on a client app through a message. The feature has been achieved by collecting the users data such as vehicle number, phone number and other relevant information at the time of installation of the application, adds Raghav. “According to the rules the RTO has to issue an alert in loud speakers before confiscating vehicles. However many a times this does not happen or we do not hear such instructions. My own two wheeler has been towed a few times but I had no clue about it. So this is a feature in the app that will prevent such instances,” he adds. While the app is in the beta version, the finished product will be out within two months, says Jayashree Rangareddy, Professor at the Computer Science Engineering department, and a guide in the project. When asked about getting the RTO and traffic department on board for the project, Dr Jayashree adds, “That bit we have left it to the decison of University. We will also take it forward for the benefit of the public soon enough.” Other applications Another feature integrated in the app is a”live traffic junction” alert for users whereby instructions given out by traffic cops in crowded junctions automatically comes through the app. The alert is based on the distance and location of information of the user approaching the junction. Currently the messages are broadcasted up to a distance of 100 meters radius from the junction, says Raghav. “There is no need to roll down the window and struggle to listen to the loudspeaker or public system, while looking at a congested junction,” he adds.Another feature is to help cab drivers of cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola to get navigation instructions in Kannada rather than in English. They can choose one among the four dialects of Kannada which is supported by the application such as Dharwad Kannada, Mandya Kannada, Coastal Kannada and the Standard Kannada, says Raghav.
Mission Admission higher education expo 2018, organised by the Times of India witnessed the participation of 45 top educational institutions. Prof Jawahar Doreswamy, pro-chancellor, PES University, said “In our institution, we are teaching Internet of Things to architecture and hotel management students, as automation is now a part of all sectors,” he said.
Dream for every engineer is to create something of his own. Team Enigma the collegiate automotive club of PESIT South Campus, engineering college at Electronic City, built three cars this year. One was an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), Hybrid car (runs on electricity and fuel) and a GO KART to represent PESIT-BSC at various National events. The BAJA division of Team Enigma, built an ATV which represented the college at the SAEINDIA BAJA 2018 event at Pithampur. BAJA is an internationally recognized event. The event is evaluated rigorously by eminent industrialists and experts from SAE on team engineering, design, marketing and management abilities. The Team qualified within the 100 teams out of 400 teams competing for the final endurance race. The final endurance race tests is all about the track event where the vehicles are tested to extreme limits on a challenging terrain. The Team managed to last for entire 4 hours of the endurance race, making it among the few to achieve this feat. Finally, team finished 2nd in the city and 57 place over all. The hybrid vehicle runs on both a 300 cc IC engine and a 2kW motor. As the world is moving towards hybrid technologies, these college students are making a mark in that direction. The hybrid vehicle is able to achieve speeds of up to 65kmph and boosts of various electronic innovative features. The Team also took their car to ISIE Hybrid Vehicle Challenge, held at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida, where they stood 12th overall on a national level. The Team Enigma was sponsored by PESIT Management and also our partners from industry include Tata Motors, Bosch, Brady Co others. The team also participated at International Series of Karting held at Vizag. It was an event where the team was supposed to design and build the GO-Kart. The team participating for the first time won best driver award where our driver Raghavendra Basmi demonstrated extreme caliper and also the team won star of the event award. The events were held in the second and third week of January. The Team had worked on the projects for almost a year. Himanshu Kumar and Anirudh Kashi were the captains for Baja and HVC respectively. The team was guided by faculty advisors; Dr. S V Satish and Mr. Varun Manujunath. The team mentor Dr. S. V. Satish said, “I am delighted by the Team’s performance this year. The team managed to handle the tough tasks of finding sponsors and developing the technical skills required.” Dr. J Surya Prasad , Principal and Director quoted clubs like Enigma encourages interdisciplinary concepts amongst the students and prepare them for real world problems when they enter modern industries. The team said “‘Never give up’ was the main motive of our team. Despite many hurdles we worked hard and it was not just about the event, it was the journey. The biggest achievement of the Team was completing the endurance.” The Team is looking forward for an even greater standing in future events, and shows no signs of losing momentum.
Ritvik Chattopadhyay, first at the India Quiz, runner-up in the Sci-Biz-Tech Quiz and the Major Quiz, and second runner-up in the Magnum Open at the recently-held Under the Peepal Tree labeled Asia’s Largest Quiz Fest was quoted in an article on Karnataka Quiz Association in Bangalore Mirror.
At the inter-collegiate competition for hotel management colleges prizes were won by Franklin and Avinash in Photography, Apeksha and Aishwarya in Face Painting, Dhanyajeeth and Tanzil and Gaurav in Entrepreneurship Challenge and Ghaghan was adjudged Best Manager.
The students of PES University are proud winners of three awards in the YuvaratnaNXT, 2017 national competition. The awards are constituted to inspire budding architects to imaginatively present ideas from a range of versatile products manufactured by Birla White. Over 400 entries from around the world were submitted. The theme for this year was: Indian festivals and culture. The challenge was to design a wall surface of size six feet by four feet size in a novel way using Birla White cement and its value added products such as Levelplast, textura and GRC. Second and fourth semester architecture students won the first prize, third prize and the judges’ appreciation award. The assessment criteria included concept, composition, aesthetics, theme, originality of idea and finally the innovative usage of Birla White materials. The designs were highly appreciated for their unique and practically implementable solutions.
Keerthana received the prestigious Eklavya award for her outstanding performance in Rowing competitions. The national rowing champion is a proud recipient of an impressive trophy from Karnataka state Youth Empowerment and Sports Department and a cash prize of Rs two lakhs. Keerthana is a student of fourth semester of Computer Science and Engineering program.
PES University students secured first place in men’s Badminton and men’s Chess events at Kreedothsava 18 organized by BMSCE on March 9-10 2018. They secured first place in men’s football, second place in women’s tennis and men’s basketball and third place in men’s chess events at Revels-18 organized by MIT, Manipal University from March 7 to 11, 2018.
The results for the GATE 2018 entrance examinations held for admissions to post-graduate Engineering courses in IITs, NITs and IISc have been declared on Saturday. Two students of PES University, Bengaluru, have bagged first two ranks at the all-India level in GATE XE, Engineering Sciences. Rahul Kashyap a final year B.Tech student in Mechanical Engineering has bagged first rank and Manoj N Dixith from the same class bagged 2nd rank. The test was held online on February 3, 4, 10 and 11th in various cities across the country.
Shreedhar Hegde reached the Top Eight in Speak for India, Karnataka edition to win the title of Debate Jewel of Karnataka. He qualified for the finals from among 40,000 contestants proving himself to be a vibrant, confident and persuasive debater. The evaluation criteria included style, clarity and conviction of thought and lucidity of articulation. Speak for India is an initiative by Federal Bank in association with The Times of India Group to encourage young, dynamic and enthusiastic minds across the nation to raise their voice on pertinent issues and play the role of change maker in society. The final round was held at Sherton Hotel, on February 22, 2018 and winners took home cash prize of Rs.25,000/- each. Shreedhar is a student of MCA program.
Team Aranea from PES University works on novel de-orbiting mechanism for Micro and Nano satellites in low and medium altitude Earth orbits (LEOs & MEOs) in the project called Ultra-thin Wires Drag Enhancement System (UWDES). Ten members of the team attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)-2017 held at Adelaide, Australia from Sept 25th to 29th. IAC is the largest annual space tech conference attended by scientists, industry and academia worldwide. The team presented a paper on the UWDES concept, titled “Drag Enhancement for Spacecraft using Numerous Ultra-Thin Wires Arranged into Drag-Wire Webs of Various Configurations”. Earlier, the project reached the Top 10 Innovations of the IIGP 2.0 (India Innovation Growth Programme) 2017, University Challenge competition jointly organized by Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Lockheed Martin (LM) and Tata Trusts. A grant of Rs. 10 lakhs was awarded for the project as part of Phase A of the competition. During IAC-2017, the team met and Dr. Robie Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA to discuss the prospects of the UWDES project. Dr Robie Roy conveyed to Dr Sharan Asundi, mentor for the project and adjunct faculty at CORI, PES University, that he was deeply impressed by the team’s work. Prakash M. Sesha, Lockheed Martin Fellow considered the presentation by team Aranea as one of the best student led presentations during the down-select at IIT Bombay and looked forward to collaborating as the concepts develop into a demonstrable prototype.
G. Radhika, a computer science graduate from PESIT, a 2012-batch IPS officer, assumed charge as Superintendent of Police of Mandya.
Shrikant converted an old motorbike which was out of use into a racing bike which could easily clock speeds in the range of 130 km per hour. Riders would be surprised by the speeds the bike could attain with hardly any jerk or vibration. The engine, gear box, forks, disc brakes and suspension were modified for racing conditions. The tank, kicker, case side lamps and other parts were designed by Shrikanh using CADD and fabricated using lathes and laser cutting machines. A mobile phone with a customized app doubles up as a speedometer showing accurate time and distance. Shrikant is a final year diploma student at PES Polytechnic college.
The recently held competition to recognize students of architecture who showed creativity and excellence in designing on a predefined theme saw participation from across the world. The team from PES University comprising of Rishab Chandra, Roshni Pushparaj, Sneha Baid, Srishti Ekanth and Supreeth S Kumar secured third place in Birla White Yuvaratna NXT award category from among 700 entries. The team conceptualized, detailed and executed the mural depicting the theme on a 6.0 x 4.0 feet area of wall. Titled ‘Nirvana’ the mural portrayed the theme, ‘Chaos to Peace’ creatively using the concepts from abstract geometry and iconography. Originality of idea and proficiency in working with the medium impressed the judges. The award vindicates the university’s emphasis on nurturing imagination and practical skills in students of design and architecture programs.
The recently announced results of B Com examinations of Bangalore University saw Shalini Prasad and Vishnu Prasad bagging second and sixth ranks. With the changing business landscape in our country the need for professionals with a strong understanding of the complexities of trade and commerce is essential for growth and competition. The achievement strengthens PES Institutions’ commitment to pursuit of academic excellence. The management, students and staff take pride in the success of the achievers and wish them a great career ahead.
Team Aeolus, the aero-modelling club of PES University bagged sixth place in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) 2016 held at held at Georgia Tech, USA. The project involved construction of an autonomous multi-rotor capable of solving the dynamic maze herding the ground bots towards the finish line without the use of GPS. IARC is the longest running collegiate aerial robotics challenge in the world, in its third decade of advancing the state of the art in autonomous aerial robotic behavior. The competition sees participation of leading universities from around the world. Team Aeolus was placed first among the Asian institutions, and was ahead of teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, BITS Pilani among others. The winning team form PES University comprised of: Sushanth M.P., Sovan Das, Siddharth R N, Akshay Kalkunte, Pranav Singhania, Anush S. Kumar, Hashmath and Venkat.
PISAT was successfully placed into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) orbit today by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35). Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tweeted “I applaud the industrious and innovative students of PES University, Bengaluru for creating PISAT that was launched successfully today”. The launch vehicle, carrying multiple satellites including PISAT lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9:12 am. The team on the PES University campus is preparing to receive data from the satellite. PISAT was shipped to Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) rocket launch centre on 11th September 2016 in the presence of Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, SSS PD Mr. Amareshwar Khened, and other officials. A team of 11 from PES University were present at SHAR for pre-launch activities of PISAT from 11th to 17th September. During the period PISAT was interfaced with ejection mechanism and integrated with the launch vehicle. Earlier, after stringent performance and quality tests by expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on April 20, 2016. The University takes pride in enabling students to get hands on experience and understand critical space technology and quality requirements. The joint initiative of ISRO and PES University and five other colleges proved to be a great opportunity for students to work on space research, analyze launch readiness and related activities. As a policy ISRO extends support to technical institutions and student missions. After extensive technical evaluation by ISRO scientists, PES University was given the responsibility of leading design, development, fabrication and testing of student nanosatellite, PISAT. Four other engineering colleges collaborated on the project. The University established Electro Static Discharge Room and Satellite Control Facility on campus. PISAT is a three axis stabilized imaging nanosatellite weighing about 5 Kg and generates 13 watts power with S-band RF communication. The major subsystems are: an imaging camera to provide earth imageries with 80 meter resolution, On Board Computer (OBC), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), RF communication system with S Band frequency, telemetry, telecommand, thermal system, structure and Electrical Power System (EPS). The ground software was developed for on-ground orbit determination essential for mission operations. The University appreciates the commitment and diligence of the students and staff members who guided the students, Dr. V.K.Agrawal, Dr. V.Sambasiva Rao, Divya Rao A, Prof. Mahendra Nayak, Dr. S. Venugopalan, S. Nagabhushanam, and Shanmugham C N. The experience of working on a challenging assignment is sure to inspire the students to persevere and pursue excellence. The University will continue to actively support interdisciplinary projects that bring together students and staff from various streams to come up with solutions for real world problems.
Congratulations to Asim Anwar (Rank 149) and Pavan Kumar (Rank 420) who successfully cleared the Civil Services Examination. Best wishes from PES as you begin the journey to serve the nation.