Team XEREACE won the Community Choice Award at Singapore Space Challenge 2020. The winning team comprising of members from Equinox, the Space Club of PES included Amogh Ananth (Mechanical) Amit Gadag (CAD Models) Rashmi KP (Mechanical) Prithvi Monteiro (Mission ConOps) Sneha Raibagi (Mission ConOps). The Awards Ceremony which was initially planned to be held at the Global Space and Technology Conference in February 2020 was rescheduled due to COVID-19 to Sep 23. The theme for the contest was Space Debris which is a difficult problem to solve. The Singapore Space Challenge (SSC) is an annual prestigious national design competition that challenges student teams to design and develop realistic space-related projects. Organized by the Singapore Space And Technology Association, participants work on a variety of projects and complete theoretical models and design prototypes, judged by leaders from the space industry.
Ms. Priyanka Madane and Ms. Spandana Reddy S, students law program, won the Shankarrao Chavan National Legislative Drafting Competition. The draft Epidemic Diseases Bill 2020 seeks to remedy the unambiguity present in the existing Act and provide for a comprehensive framework that deals with the prevention, control and the management of epidemics. The draft will be forwarded by the organizers of the competition to the Prime Minister Office for the government’s consideration.
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.
With his continued efforts and ambition to make significant and sustainable contributions to the industry globally, Raj Arjun has now received an offer to pursue his Master of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His master’s research thesis is focused on human wrist biomechanics and has secured a full funding of $24,000 CAD per year.
Raj Arjun is a 2019 graduate student of Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. He had worked under the guidance of his supervisor, Dr. Chandrashekara C V, Professor, Lead: Design Domain, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has carried out extensive both Mechanical and interdisciplinary research in the virtual ‘Computational Vibration and Control Engineering Laboratory’. His final year dissertation is a comprehensive study on the issues related to lower back and neck pain among helicopter pilots arising from the helicopter rotor vibrations, which later received the award for the best project in the department. Subsequently, his team findings were published in several proceedings in national and international journals. Raj Arjun has presented his published research at scientific conferences held in Zittau, Germany in 2018, and Leipzig, Germany in 2019. He has also presented at national conferences held at the National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar in 2018, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi in 2019. Raj Arjun is set to travel to Canada.
PES University emerged winners at Tech Bytes Quiz for the 2nd year in a row after defeating regional winners from Mysore, Tumkur, Mangalore, Bijapur and Belagavi. Earlier, in the Bangalore round, it was 4th year in a row for the university. The winners, Preetham Upadhya and Akhil Siddharth received a cash prize of Rs.75000/- and Lenovo Tabs each. The tough quiz tested the awareness of the participants about a wide range of topics: application of technology, emerging areas, world of internet, websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT Personalities, IT and communication companies, software products, brands and history of IT and areas where IT has made an impact. The Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) conduct the Engineering IT Quiz. The eleventh edition of Tech Bytes Quiz was held on 11 March, 2020 at SJBIT.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering emerged as winners in the The Inter-Department Throwball competition was held at the Electronic City Campus on Feb 6-7.
The department of hospitality and event management secured fourth position from among 32 colleges at WGSHA Quest. Dhanyajeeth and Gaghan Lokesh won silver medal in the WoW at Every Moment event. WGSHA Quest is Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration’s annual collegiate hospitality competition. It is a platform for young professionals across the country to showcase their fineness in hospitality-related skills. The event was held on Feb 28-29 at Manipal University, Udupi.
Taran Thrivikraman and Animesh built Doctor's Scribe that supports the doctor by reducing the time they spend on writing patient reports and reading long patient histories. The software application was adjudged as the best student project in the Student Project Showcase at 9th IEEE International conference on cloud Computing in Emerging Markets. The workshop offered an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to do more effective and impactful student projects as part of their requirements of an academic degree in areas of applying these technologies in assuaging problems in contemporary emerging markets. The workshop as a prelude to the conference was held on Feb 29, 2020 at The Oterra, Electronics City, Bangalore.
The 25 th anniversary of Uday Shankar Ballet and Dance Festival was organised by Shruthi Mandal at Jaipur, Rajasthan, on 26 th February 2020. The event was organised in memory of Sri. Uday Shankar, the legend of Indian Dance and choreographer, Padma Vibhushan awardee and Sangeet Nataka Akademi award winner. It is our pride to announce that, Ms. Chaitra, from 2 nd semester MCA, presented her Kuchipudi dance performance during the event, representing Shambhavi School of Dance Ensemble. Ms. Chaitra is practicing the art for 15 years.
Inchara Narayan won a gold medal in 10 km category at 3rd SFI National Open Water Swimming Championship 2020. The competition is a qualifying event for world junior open water aquatic championship conducted by FINA, the world swimming federation. Inchara is a second semester B.Tech (ECE) student. The contest was held in Shivamogga, Karnataka on Feb 15-16, 2020.
Roshini Pushparaj secured first place in the short essay category for her essay titled The Evolution Scandal. The article was also published in Architecture + Design, an Indian Journal of Architecture, February 2020 issue. Roshini, 8th sem student of Architecture received the certificate and a cash prize of Rs.25000/- from Habeeb Khan, President of the Council of Architecture and Yatin Pandya, architect, author and activist on Feb 21, 2020 at an award function held at Century Club, Bangalore. The essay writing competition, Essays in Architecture - Analyzing, Imagining and Re-inventing, was organised by Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture.
Nitish, Team captain says being a member of Team ENIGMA from 3 years; I have led the team for the project BAJA 2020. SAE BAJA is an off-road buggy design event where colleges all over India participate and design a buggy to drive over rough terrain. The span of project has been 6 months including design and manufacturing phase. The project commenced with the design phase in July 2019 with 20 members in the group, sub categorized into five departments viz. Transmission, Suspension, Steering, Brakes and Roll cage. The team participated in SAE Virtual BAJA where it presented its design and approach to building the vehicle for BAJA 2020, and secured qualified with good results out of 200 teams. The manufacturing phase comprised of conducting market surveys, procuring materials, and manufacturing of parts, marketing through sponsorships and finally assembling the vehicle and testing. The project has provided us students with a platform for learning leadership skills, team spirit, finance management, practical fabrication skills, marketing and a full-fledged exposure in industrial sector. The team cleared all the technical tests and was approved with the certification. Previous year BAJA students are very well placed in Mahindra GE, L&T, Quest and Reliance companies with a pay package of 4.5 to 8.5 lakh annual packages.
Aditi – Female Driver says, my journey, being the only female member of Team Enigma was really exciting. Being an automobile enthusiast, I am so happy to get a hands-on experience of building a car. And that's not all.. There are all-girls teams, where the drivers are obviously girls. But being the only one in the team, and still to be chosen to be one of the two drivers of our Team, how cool is that!! Just thinking of driving the car, always gave me an Adrenaline rush. So I was really eager to get on with the project to build the car asap, so that I'll get to drive it one day soon!
As the manufacturing phase began, all of us geared up, building our own sub systems. I belonged to the Steering Department and all I had till then, was theoretical knowledge. I hadn't imagined that, one day, I would apply that and build a steering system for a car. The practical knowledge we get cannot be matched with our classroom sessions; you get so happy to see your hands dirty with grease and dust. Especially, being a girl with no clean, soft hands, makes others look at you in awe. When I told other people that we were building a car and that I was the driver, that proud expression they always had on their faces made me proud of myself!
Working in Team ENIGMA, not only did we learn a lot of technical aspects, but also learnt to deal with the situations when we went through a lot of hardships, be it the poor coordination sometimes between the team members. We learnt that, no matter what happens, work must go on and on, because Time stops for none.
Once the car was built, I felt emotional when I first saw the car running, just like a mother and father when they see their child's first baby steps. I felt really proud to have built a car from scratch; it was just nuts and bolts and pipes a few months ago, but not anymore! I remember jumping around the field when I first saw Sneh, my co driver perform some super stunts with the car. And when I first sat inside the car, and the engine was cranked, I felt the car's vibration and my heartbeat resonating within me, Oh My God!! I cannot explain in words. I was even more thrilled when my fellow teammates complimented me for my driving skills, yes! I performed quite some stunts too, during the testing phase.
I am so grateful to my college and especially to Satish sir, to have given me such a wonderful opportunity, where I learnt that one should never give up, whatever the situation may be and to never forget your goal and strive towards it.
Also, it's given me a taste of being in a male dominated field, which is definitely a stepping stone for my future endeavors, and breaking the society stereotypes.
Most importantly, on behalf of our entire team and our faculty advisor Dr. SV Satish, I would like to thank The Organic World and Invitro Research Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for so kindly sponsoring our team. If not for their contribution, we wouldn't have been able to build a much better car this year. Thank you so much and we hope you continue to support us the same way in the near future as well.
The technical paper “Design & Fabrication of Rotary Automated Bicycle Parking System” by Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES University Electronic city campus was selected and presented at 6th International Conference on Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Engineering CMECE held during 25-27- August, 2019 Hong Kong . Rotary Automated bicycle Parking System (R.A.P.S) is a smart and flexible parking system aimed to make maximum utilization of the available space. The parking system currently available does not efficiently make use of the available space and does not have adequate automation features. To overcome this, a smart and flexible system needs to be designed. The vertical rotary mechanism is favored over the horizontal setup as it requires lesser space and can accommodate more number of bicycles in one unit. In this project we have designed and developed a rotary automated bicycle parking system with the use of a rotary mechanism. The system can hold a maximum of 12 bicycles at a time. It consists of 4 docking stations, supporting frame, drive mechanisms, PIN code Reader and PLC. The work space of the system is 4m in width, 4.8m in height and 4m in length. The system is fabricated using Mild Steel which is treated and powder coated to avoid corrosion. Using Mild steel reduces the cost factor and improves the overall strength of the structure The rotary docking stations are rotated about a fixed axis and are driven by a motor of 31 HP. Each docking station has the 3 inbuilt cycle stands. A PLC and a PIN code reader are used to collect Input from the user and process the same information into memory locations of the cycles. When the user inputs his/her PIN code the PLC detects the empty docking station in the system and allots that space to the user. Now the user places his bicycle in the docking station. The system locates the specific memory location when the user inputs the same PIN code again and rotates the system based on the memory location to the exit point. The team constituted Stephen Noby, Sai Mahesh M. S., Sumanth Ashok Habib, and Vaibhav Gowda B. under the mentorship of Dr.S. V. Satish.
The participants performed dances in various styles that included ballet, hip hop, Bharatanatyam. The dance competition was aimed at encouraging them to express themselves in the art from of their choice. The contest was won by Poorvi (first), Girish G N (second) and Sachin Nayak (third). Team Sanskrithi, Team Encore and Team Trance organised the event at OAT on Jan 30, 2020.
PES University’s Badminton women’s team emerged as the winner at Riviera 2020. The other games in which PES University registered impressive wins included third place in women’s basketball and throwball and men’s table tennis and chess. Riviera 2020, the international cultural and sports fest of Vellore Institute of Technology, saw participation in over 129 events by 38,000 students from 700 universities and colleges from 30 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. The four day annual cultural extravaganza got underway on February 14, 2020 on the VIT campus in Vellore.
Team Haya, focused on designing, fabrication and testing of race cars started the year with stellar performances in BAJA SAE 2020, Enduro Student India 2020 and Formula Bharat 2020. The BAJA SAE 2020, Natrax, Pithampur held from Jan 22-26 inspired brilliant minds to come up with mind boggling innovations and developments to create a better version of vehicles. Team Haya bagged 19th overall all India ranking, 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. The team bagged all India rankings of 5th in Manoeuvrability, 8th in Endurance, 10th in Design and 34th in Virtuals. Enduro Student India 2020, an off-road student design competition that tests engineering students on practical aspect of building something with their own hands and team management was held at Talegaon, Pune from Feb 6-10. Team Haya put up top-notch performance to emerge all India 1st in SprintX, was adjudged all India 2nd in cost with 1st in South India; all India 3rd in Business with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Endurance with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 4th in Acceleration with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; all India 6th in manoeuvrability with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka. Formula Bharat 2020, the engineering design competition in which students from colleges and universities all over the country, compete with a life-size formula-style vehicle was held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from Jan 22-26. Team Haya logged impressive leads to come 5th pan India out of 56 teams, 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 3rd in Cost and Manufacturing event with 1st in South India; came 4th in Business Presentation with 3rd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka; came 4th in Endurance with 2nd in South India and 1st in Karnataka; came 4th in Autocross with 2nd in South India and 2nd in Karnataka and also pocketed the Best Driver Award. Team Haya is geared to raise the bar on innovation in design and excellence in fabrication in the upcoming competitions.
Formula Bharat 2020 is a Formula SAE event, which is an intensive student design competition. The electric category of the contest covered mechanical inspection, accumulator inspection, electrical inspection, and brake test. The teams were entitled to points from static events such as presentation on costs, business plan presentation and design. Of the Seventeen teams that were eligible to participate in the event after the completion of reports submission phase, Vega racing electric was ranked 9th overall in the electric category of FB2020 held from January 21-27, 2020.
The Students of Hospitality and Event Management won multiple prizes at Outlook 2020 organised by Oriental School of Hotel Management, Waynad. Ghagan was declared best manager, Pooviah won first prize in flower arrangement, Sandeep and Pooviah won second place in vegetable carving, Krithi and Dhruva won second place product marketing, and Vijaylakshmi, Keerthana, Sandeep, Gynanesh and Dhruva won second place in culturals.
The Fashion Team of PESU-ECC put up an impressive performance at Saarang, the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras. Siri Jarmale bagged the Best Female Model spot and received prize money of Rs. 45000 in the festival held from Jan 8-12, 2020. The team was led by Bhakti Sheth and Soniya Naik under the mentorship of Dr. S.V.Satish, Cultural Convener PESU - EC Campus.
In the Bangalore edition of the Tata Crucible quiz, India's largest business quiz, PES University students walked away with winner and runner up prizes. This is the first time the same college emerged winner and runner up in Bangalore. Final year students Preetham and Akhil came first, followed by first year students, Sucheth and Chandrachud in the contest held on Feb 1, 2020.
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.