Data Analytics is growing in importance with new applications and matching regulations. The main objective of the open hour expert session on analytics was to make the students aware of various technical aspects in the field of analytics. Under the guidance of Dr. Clare Walsh Floa, students were introduced to topics realted Tablo, quantum internet, data sharing and developing ethics. Dr. Clare outlined the competencies framework covering knowledge and analytic ability, governance and professionalism, communication and leadership. The open hour session with Dr. Clare Walsh, Head of Education at the Institute of Analytics working in the field of learning analytics and AI-scored testing was held on November 15, 2022 at RR campus.
The workshop based on high-performance training, with video-based analysis and survey, of the matches, games, and individual training provided an opportunity to learn about psychological safety, mindset suitable for highly competitive sports like IPL and choosing a person with the right attitude for a task. Ms. Priyanka Prabhakar and Mrs. Nivedita Rajan discussed the various thoughts that run in a player’s mind during the games, the pressure of winning from the audience, team, coaches and the country being of prime importance. Ms. Priyanka Prabhakar, Sports Psychologist with SAI (Sports Authority of India), the first Indian psychologist to have represented the Indian Women’s Hockey Team in international competition was also a part of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics and Tokyo Olympics as psychologist. Mrs. Nivedita Rajan, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Mount’s Carmel College worked as Deputy Director, Education, at Indian Institute of Materials Management, and practices as a Consultant Sports Psychologist since 1998. The sports psychology workshop was organized by the department of BBA Sports Management on November 12, 2022 at RR campus.
Business management software makes business owners efficient and empowered that enables them to focus on what matters most to their business. Ms. Aishwarya D, the guest speaker, gave an overview of a leading business software package called Tally and talked about its importance. She described the many industries in which the Tally Software might be applied and related it to the lessons being taught to help the students better comprehend the idea behind the software. She concluded the session by encouraging the students to utilize and test the software solution to understand better. Guest Lecture on Tally Software was organized by the department of BBA on November 10, 2022 at the RR campus.
Entrepreneurs have been instrumental in spurring social change and improving the way people live and work while contributing to the economy. Ms. Mythri Kumar, CEO and co-founder of Timbukdo, an on-demand talent platform to enable employment of alternative workforce, shared practical insights about the process of building a startup. He highlighted the significance of internships for understanding new opportunities and financial self reliance. The expert session on entrepreneurship was organized by the department of BBA-HEM as part of Parivarthana, Changemaker talk series on November 10, 2022 at RR campus.
In a competitive business environment talent is key to success of any organization which makes learning about HR practices and trends important for the future managers. The symposium on sustainable HR practices focused on embracing talent and employee relations. Ms. Sandeepa Samuel, Director and Talent experience at Goodworker, moderator for the discussion, emphasized the need for social businesses to be both socially accountable for their output which supports the ecosystem and motivates employees to work for the organization’s goals, and socially responsible while operating in the community. Mr. Sanjay Mitra, HR Manager at ITC stressed on the importance of technology and innovation in maintaining employee relations. Mr. Lokesh Chikkanna, center operation manager at Skylar Consultancy, using real-world examples, shed light on HR policy creation and coping with diversity in the aspirations of employees. Mr. Pavan S Sriram. Associate Director at AGC Solutions, an entrepreneur, opined that learning which is driven by people's attitude is a crucial component of sustainability. Mr. Harish TR, CHRO at Maveric Systems focused on establishing a suitable organizational culture and ethics by giving freedom with accountability and nurturing the ability to adapt to the local market. Ms. Vibha Mishra, Assistant Manager at Tietoevry highlighted the importance of learning, training and assessment and said that a crucial component for sustained talent is a perspective-taking learning attitude. The HR symposium was organized by department of BBA on November 10, 2022 at RR campus.
Learning about the range of syrup, crush and frappe of a leading brand, its flavor profiles, and mixology techniques enabled students to understand the opportunities in the related sector. The mocktail competition was won by Amrutha and Shamanth with Nakul K and Poorvik in second position. The demonstration and workshop on usage of Monin brand of syrups, liqueurs and fruit purees was held on October 9, 2022 at RR campus.
The 36-hour hackathon that focused on skill development, provided a platform for the students to think in innovative ways and drive mainstream development of a new sustainable business. First place was bagged by Team INNIT of Neeharika Anand, Nimit Mann, Gariman Gangwani, Harikeshav Shekar, and Vandana S. Team Mission Possible of Pratham M, Sanjeev Prasad G Snehalatha A Patil and Disha Sahgal came second followed by Team HUMBLOT of Rohan Goud, Rohan Kumar, Rohan Prasad and Aryan Sharma. Mr. Sathya Prasad, in the opening session emphasized the consequences of climate change and suggested that opting sustainable lifestyle is the need of the hour. Mr. Suresh Narsimha introduced the participants to PESU Venture Labs and various technical aspects and budgeting of a business plan. Mr. Shashank Lokesh, co-founder of Teaminnup, interacted with the aspiring business leaders and provided them with information regarding the depth of the products and execution of business plans. A list of 20 problem statements was presented which the teams could choose from, or come up with a problem statement of their own. The teams were given an overview of the concept of Business Model Canvas by Mr. K.N. Vijaykumar. By the end of the event, the teams had to present their business plans and prepare a detailed report regarding their sustainable business solution. After a rigorous research and planning process, twenty teams were asked to pitch their B-Plans to the panel of 5 judges and the investors through presentations and detailed reports, in a 5-minute pitch. The panel included Mr. Shaman Gupta, Dr. Patidhan, Mr. Shankar Gopal, Mr. Chetan J Shirnali and Mr. Darshan. 2090 Business Hackathon was organized by the department of BBA on November 9, 2022 at RR campus.
Students of BBA HEM got an overview of the opportunities of international internships, application process, scope of specialization and financial requirements at the session conducted by Palash from PAX on November 4, 2022 at RR campus.
Mr. Subramanyam N R a qualified and reputed yoga therapist who teaches yoga for enhancing the fitness of the body and training the mind towards right attitude and positive thinking to pave the way for peace of mind. As part of the Parivartana change maker series Mr. Subramanyam N R conducted a yoga session on November 3, 2022 at RR campus.
An epic face-off of plots and stories gave participants the opportunity to make the most of their creativity and imagination. Word and phrase prompts varied in genre, with fun ones like orange and difficult ones like identity crisis and mass exodus. The song prompt was Sway by Michael Buble. The qualifiers were at their imaginative best in the interpretations, and gave chilling accounts. Amazing stories, and plots with great potential were pitched and the finalists were shortlisted based on creativity, prompt relevance and the engagement level of their story. Presentation skill was used as a tie-breaker in some of the rounds. The best storytelling talent got positions in the club and the top three teams won cash prizes. Namita Achyuthan bagged the top spot followed by team of Pooja Shenoy and Sinduja B and team Oceanwater of Sai Darshan M S and Pramuk D. Sumatheendra Chouthai and Amish Navali were declared The Winners Of Today Team. Pitch-A-Plot competition was organized by Through The Lens club on October 28, 2022 at RR campus.
Bakers are increasingly introducing new healthy features in bread. The workshop on bread making that was conducted by Prof. Bhavana G and Prof. Harish covered the preparation of dishes and ingredients before the beginning of service, awareness of key contents, baking temperatures and ways of presenting breads. The workshop was organized by the department of BBA HEM on October 27, 2022.
Mr. Akashay Chandrasekhar, CTO of Fubo TV, started this session with an introduction to computer vision and Perceptron, a computer model devised to represent or simulate the ability of the brain to recognize and discriminate. He highlighted the importance of historical data in neural networking, Sigmoid neuron, dimensional limits of inputs and convolutional networks. An in-depth explanation of facial recognition technology was supported by demonstration of an application based on a python program, which used vector dimensional differentiation for the output. Students learnt the importance of Math in data science and programming, applications of object recognition software, concept of neural network, dimensional limits and vector differentiation. The expert talk on cutting edge technologies driving deep learning and AI that was organized by the department of BBA-Business Analytics on October 20, 2022, marked the inauguration of business analytics club Infinito Bytes.
Students of BBA HEM got the opportunity to know about expectations and preparation required to be selected by reputed hotel chains. The session by guest Ms. Meheka as part of Livefully campaign, A Marriott Initiative that covered organizational orientation and career counseling was held on Oct 20, 2022 at RR campus.
Parivartana, the changemaker series, featured interactions with Mr. Ashwin and Ms. Ambika Gandhi in separate sessions. Mr. Ashwin, General Manager of DNA Networks and Entertainment has pioneered mind-boggling experiences for large crowds in India by professionally managing gala events which include sportainmnet. The speaker shared insights about conceptualizing engaging hosting ideas, managing an event failure, and coming back stronger by correcting the mistakes and. building trust and relationships with clients. Ms. Ambika Gandhi, Managing Partner - Real Street Advisors, USA, and post Graduate of Cornell University shared insights about data and digital analytics in the hotel industry. She highlighted the importance of taking up live projects and its significance in higher career prospects and growth. The interactions as part of the Parivartana series was organized by the department of BBA-HEM on October 14 and 20, 2022 at RR campus.
Bartending is growing as a popular career option for students ready for exciting customer facing roles. Flairology India Team demonstrated bartending and flairology skills and explained how it can make ordinary liquor taste better and change its perception among customers. Career opportunities and the skills relevant for openings in the field were highlighted by the presenters. The bartending and flairology workshop was organized by the department of BBA-HEM on Oct 13, 2022 at RR campus.
Housekeeping is a key department of the hotel industry especially responsible for cleanliness, aesthetics, upkeep and maintenance. Mr. Janet Manisha Victor, Wardrobe Director, Legoland Dubai and Former Housekeeper, Oberoi UAE shared insights about the role of fabric and laundry, cultural sensitivity in workplace and career growth. The expert talk on housekeeping operations in the hotel industry was organized by the department of BBA-HEM at RR campus on October 6, 2022.
Just about every industry is changing in some form or fashion, and a few are poised to undergo radical transformation. Mr. Mohammed Zaharin Bin Aziz co-founder and director of Empire chain of hotels shared his experience of maintaining the leadership position of a third generation family business in the hotel industry. He described his way of implementing theoretical learning practically in real business, the importance of cloud kitchens, the impact of CSR activities and other experiences. The expert talk on importance of change, nineteenth episode in the Parivartana series of expert talks, was organized by the department of BBA-HEM on October 6, 2022.
International Coffee Day is an occasion for promoting and celebrating coffee as a beverage. Team Socioholics conducted the Cooking without Fire contest which saw a variety of sweets, pastries and beverages prepared under hygienic conditions. The contest was won by Priyashree and Chaitra, followed by Harshita HG and Deekshitha B and Surabhi and Shreya DP. Team FlashnDrome organized a competition of solo paintings rendered with coffee decoction which was won by Jeevan followed by Nanditha and Yadunandan. International Coffee Day 2022 celebrations inaugurated by Dr. J. Saravanan was organized by the department of Pharmaceuticals at HN campus on October 1, 2022.
Simulation provides students with opportunities to apply new skills, knowledge, and ideas in a practice setting that mirrors the real world. Be The Next Big Bull event simulated the contestants trading in live markets. The teams that made the most profits qualified for the next rounds. The duo of Kunal K and Snigdha SV led the pack followed by Yashas BN and Harshavardhan N and Gagan HR and Vinay Sai Yogeesh. Arthasansadha The Finance club organized the mock stock trading event held on Sep 29, 2022 at RR campus.
ENgenious ‘22 reached out to all the students who are keen on social work, and entrepreneurship, while instilling innovative ideas, and creative instincts. A brainstorming session brought forth problem statements after which the participants got to work on a business model and pitched the value proposition to a panel. The event commenced with all the teams working on their pitch decks that presented the problem statement, the solution, the USP and its relevance in terms of working towards a social cause. In the next round, the teams worked on a business model. The final round provided a platform for each of the teams to propose a budget that they thought necessary for their projects. The finalists advanced the business plan before a panel comprising of club members and faculty advisors, Mr. Madhukar Narasimha, Dr. Lata Pasupulety and Dr Shylaja Sharath. Enactus club organized ENgenious’22 on September 29, 2022 at RR campus.
Data Demystified, an online session featured a talk by Harini Anand, a second-year student in which she outlined the basics of data science. The workshop organized by the Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) that supports, celebrates and advocates the engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field was held at the RR campus on September 26, 2022.
BBA (Business Analytics) had an orientation in tie-up with IOA UK on September 22, The guest of honor Mr. Sachin Tripathi, product lead at ISDC global, addressed the analytics pupil regarding the trends in analytics and mentioned it as the need of the hour which was followed by questions from students which were addressed with potent answers. The guests were felicitated followed by a vote of thanks. Other guests were Rajesh Poonia senior manager partnerships ISDC India.
Tourism is vital for the success of many economies around the world. The webinar touched upon the importance of diversity and sustainability across borders, role of sustainable tourism and its impact on the ecosystem, hotel industry’s responsibility towards the growth of the industry, emphasis on rural tourism and its impact on economy and India as a preferred tourism destination. The webinar titled Lead, a part of student-driven leadership learning initiative was organized by the department of BBA-HEM in partnership with Taylor’s University, Malaysia and University of Santo Tomas, Philippines in online mode on September 20, 2022.
Moksha Pradhan & Neelank Khambete won the first prize, Nishanth N S & Karthik K Murthy won the second prize followed by Lia Jane Dsouza & Akansha Sendhil in the Cognitare Quizzards quiz contest organized by Kauthuki the Quiz club on August 25, 2022, at RR campus.
Building the right skills to anticipate tomorrow’s market and the leadership skills to implement tech-driven changes improves the career prospects of students of management and commerce. Mr. Shreyas Pardesi, guest speaker briefed about the higher studies opportunities and shared insights about industry trends and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs at business schools, job opportunities for business STEM graduates, drafting strong applications, and alumni experience. He presented information about Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, the university’s courses, and the application processes. The seminar on higher studies opportunities was held on September 15, 2022, at RR campus.
An uninterrupted and seamless chain of the input tax credit is one of the key features of Goods and Services Tax. Deepak Kumar, Chartered Accountant explained the role of input tax credit in eliminating cascading effects under the indirect tax system in our country. He elaborated on the conditions of availing input tax credits, and recent amendments with examples of the multiple supply chains and career avenues. The guest lecture on the input tax credit mechanism was held on September 8, 2022, at the RR campus.
Changemakers actively get involved in finding a solution when they see a challenge. Mr. Nithin Nagaraja, CEO of Event U Rox shared his experience in building a group of companies dedicated to addressing event management needs for initiatives ranging from social causes to corporate activities. Mr. Rohan Carvalho, India’s ace flair mixologist and president of IFBA talked about learning from mistakes and career options in bartending. The interactions were part of Parivartana -The Changemaker Series, curated by the department of BBA HEM and held at the RR campus on September 1 and 8, 2022.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) offers robust training courses that help students in identifying career opportunities in various fields and growing professionally. The training was filled with learnings and practical experiences of industrial and vocational skills. Mr. Venugopal, Director of NTTF, gave a brief introduction to vocational skills and shared insights about the technical skills required to succeed in the industry.
He spoke about the importance of tools and timing, repetitive actions, and quality along with the quantity and national skill qualification framework. Mr. Indushekar B, VP and General Manager, Volvo India talked about the technological disruptions, outlook on the manufacturing industry, and how they take safety as their number one priority.
He underlined the importance of quality and the PDCA- Plan Do Check Act technique. Ms. Sajana Shankaran, HR head of Mitel related stories from her personal experiences to how every individual can overcome a confused stage with the Golden Circle theory of asking What, Why, and How. Mr. Shankar Ganigi of NTTF outlined the difference between teaching and student learning and made everyone understand how important it is for the student to put in that extra effort and touched upon the technique of 3P’s, Purpose, Progress, and Process.
He spoke about discovery learning as a self-learning concept and highlighted the differences between traditional and constructivist learning. The two-day training organized by the department of BBA, Faculty of Management and Commerce was held on September 6-7, 2022 at the RR campus
There are more elements that add to the taste and experience of a cocktail than just the raw ingredients. Symphony Loo, Regional Brand Ambassador, SEA conducted Campari Exclusive Negroni Week Masterclass and shared nuances in cocktail making techniques that appeal to the consumers. The session was organized by the department of BBA HEM at RR campus on September 5, 2022.
The event Re-bourne had eleven teams taking part and preparing reentry strategies for the notional companies which failed to get through in the Indian market. The teams prepared videos and posters and presented their strategies followed by answering questions from the panelists and the audience. Team Poornachandra bagged the top position followed by team Duck Leg and team Phoenix. The contest Re-bourne was held on September 1, 2022, at the RR campus.
Now more than ever, different types of cuisines are gaining unprecedented interest from patrons in trying new dishes. Students of hospitality learnt how to make authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dimsums, signature dish of the hosting restaurant red chilly chicken and picked up the ways infusing gin, all from chefs Sachin and Neeraj Thapa on the field visit to restaurant Ging, on September 1, 2022.
The tableware market has grown significantly as a result of changing lifestyle and trends, particularly in developing countries. The field visit to Bharath crockery that helped students in understanding different types of glassware, cutlery, crockery and equipment was organised by the department of BBA HEM on August 23, 2022.
The workshop conducted by Dr. Gopal Krishna Sharma covered the Excel application from basics to complex features related to Pivot tables. The session for students of BBA and BBA Analytics was held on August 18, 2022, at the RR campus.
The Live Wire, Can you survive the shock? contest tested the skills of the participants in cohesive management of ambiguities. The event that brought forth ideas from five contesting groups related to diverse industries from beverages to telecom. Participants learned to apply knowledge to solve ambiguous problems, spontaneous behavior and time management. The first prize was bagged by Dhruva G and Ishani Bhat followed by Naveen P and Meghana Upadhyaya. The Live Wire contest was organized by Shevadhi the commerce club on August 18, 2022, at the RR campus.
It was a great pleasure for PES University students, and faculty members to have Prof/Dr. Derick.H. Lindquist on our campus on August 11, 2022, to address the topic “Stress management at the workplace”. Dr. Derick. H. Lindquist is a professor, Dean of the Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling. He served as a postdoctoral fellowship and research associate at Indiana University and the University of Kansas. He was an assistant professor in the Psychology department at the Ohio State University in 2009. He joined OP Jindal Global University as an associate professor in 2019 and was elevated to professor and Voice Dean of the Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling. He has published more than 25 research review articles and book chapters and is a member of various organizations. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring students.
Dr. Derick. H. Lindquist started his session by explaining how the brain works. He also explained about the left hemisphere and right hemisphere of the brain which handle reading, writing, and calculations. Some call it the logical side of the brain, the right brain is more visual and deals in images more than words. It processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous manner is what he said.
He stated that Fluid intelligence is defined as reasoning ability, and the ability to generate, transform and manipulate different types of novel information in real-time which will increase the ability to perceive things. He mentioned the 5 key domains and they are the SCARF model.
They are as follows:
He further explained the concept of Stress, it is a feeling of emotional or physical tension & it can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.
Feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cop up due to external or internal demand leads to emotional, physical, and psychological strain.
He said that our bodies are uniquely designed to handle stress. When presented with a threatening situation our most basic survival instinct is to prepare to fight or run away. Stress reactions assist your body with acclimating to new circumstances.
Stress can be positive, keeping us ready, propelled, and prepared to stay away from risk. He gave an instance where, in the event that you have a significant test coming up, a pressure reaction could assist your body with working harder and remaining conscious longer. In any case, stress turns into an issue when stressors go on without help or times of unwinding.
Students were educated on the particular topic Amygdala & stress by Dr. Derick. H. Lindquist. He says too much amygdala activation, inducing chronic emotional arousal or stress, can inhibit the prefrontal cortex and high-order cognitive abilities.
He further stated about Resilience it is an ability to bounce back with a positive capacity to cope with acute and chronic distress and innate resistance to negative events examples are hardness, resourcefulness, etc.
Whereas coping is an ability to manage stress and also and ability to think rationally and solve problems, it requires conscious effort and the skill acquired through personal experience or learning is called coping.
Whereas the author says that attitude is all about thinking and feeling good about yourself, maintaining a positive attitude, spending time with people you like and admire as it will rub off on you also, keeping your eyes on the prize & Avoid date day distractions & finally Minimize Self-critique to maintain expectations.
Speaker says that the physical coping technique is diet and sleep as a well-balanced diet provides mental energy and clarity of thought. Sleep deprivation impacts physical and mental health. Keywords, stress, emotion, emotion, mental health.
The event titled Era was based on the concept of the evolution of humans with the amalgamation of business, from the nomadic era to world war. Each era had management and commerce-related activity and the participants had to present an experience of the four eras. The winners were decided based on the cumulative scores covering the eras: Nomadic Era - Wayfarer’s Way, Vikings Era - Crisis Averted, Medieval Era - Medieval Bid, and World War - International Arbitration. Bootstrap 2022 was a three-day event for onboarding freshers of faculty of management and commerce held from Aug 1-3, 2022 at RR campus.
LinkedIn Workshop was conducted on July 31, 2022. The session helped the students to understand and use LinkedIn as a professional platform. The session also helped LinkedIn users (existing and new) to set up and professionally structure their accounts in order to leverage the opportunities provided by the platform (LinkedIn) in finding jobs, networking with users worldwide, sharing posts, etc. Around 300+ students registered for the workshop.
The speaker, Mr. Chetan Umapathy guided the students on how to develop an ideal LinkedIn profile. From making our LinkedIn profile attractive to forming connections and using the platform to provide us with what we seek, the workshop was really enriching and informative. With around 150 participants, this workshop was successful and helped in clearing all our doubts regarding LinkedIn. The participants were interactive throughout the session.
Student entrepreneurs of PESU Venture Labs (PVL), organised a Roadshow to showcase their entrepreneurial skills and start-ups on their campus on July 23 and 24 2022. PESU Venture Labs is a venture studio launched under the partnership of PES University and Cocreate Ventures. PESU Ventures Labs (PVL) was set up with an objective to enable the finest and most dedicated students to become entrepreneurs. Investments in over 24 deep tech startups catering to sectors like cyber security, crypto, weather tech, ed tech, and pet wellness have been taken up.
Prof. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University said, that PVL was established with the goal of identifying budding entrepreneurs and innovative startup ideas, PVL and Co-Create have established initiatives like ‘Unicorn Launchpad’, which looks for campus-based ideas that have the potential to be unicorns. These concepts would be evaluated by investors and experts and developed into a profitable start-up. A month-long initiative called ‘Venturethon’ allows teams to submit their ideas, which are then evaluated by a panel of venture capitalists and analysts. Funding of up to $200K will be made available to ideas and entrepreneurs with the potential to make a significant impact in Technology, GTM, branding, and any other support they would need would also be given to them. Some of the incubated start-ups from the previous year that have reached interesting market traction include Fond, Assert, Seminar Room & Frizzle.
Suresh Narasimha, co-founder and Managing Partner of CoCreate said, At PESU Venture Labs, we have built a cohesive and strong ecosystem that enables student entrepreneurs to scale their start-ups from an idea stage. The types of concepts and dedication we are seeing from students fascinate us. The level of idea flow we get from students is unheard of outside of PESU and the support system we have built is admirable and inspiring for any startup creator. We want the next batch of students to experience this ecosystem and nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship.
18 start-ups incubated under PESU Venture Labs presented their start-ups at the event. Which includes Fond, Data Nominee, Frizzle Weather, Language Station, Treasure, TeaminUp, Assert, Consuma, Seminar room Education, Abhaya Secure, Senior Central, Smart Chakra, GoLocal, Laszo, Pebble, Zeru and Physifit.
The tax regime in India has undergone significant changes in keeping up with the new business practices and economic shifts. Ms. Rashmi, Chartered Accountant conducted practical training on income tax covering old and new tax rates, features of income tax portal, steps to be followed in filing, and efficient tax planning. Mr. Deepak Nahar, Chartered Accountant elaborated on features of GST that included registration and filing and the facility of an input tax credit. The two-day workshop for faculty was organised by the department of commerce on July 20-21, 2022.
The webinar series titled Parivartana featuring eminent experts from different domains who are committed to bringing about meaningful changes in the community started with a session on environment sustainability. Mr.Himanshu Barola, CEO of Everything Recycles and a mentor in ATAL Innovation Mission elaborated on efficient reprocessing approaches, methods, and practices. The second session featured Mr.Pravesh Pandey, Vice President, Restaurant Success of Zomato elaborated on new ways to profitability in food ventures. The sessions in the change-makers series Parivartana, organised by the department of BBA HEM were held on July 8, 2022.
The members of department of BBA HEM participated in the brainstorming session on enhancing industry and academia interface with the leadership team of IHCL, the company which manages the Taj Group of Hotels across the globe. The deliberations that were guided by executives of IHCL, Mr. Ralin Da Cunha Gomes- Vice President and Mr.Arul Mani-Corporate Director-Learning and Development was held on June 27, 2022.
Students of event management got an exposure to logistics in large exhibitions, curating and working in multicultural event environments and event production landscape. The student team handled the tasks related to pre-venue set-up, stage logistics, and building a pavilion at the 12th International Trade Fair for Furniture Production Technologies, Woodworking Machinery, Tools, Fittings, Accessories, Raw Materials, and Products held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre from June 2 - 6, 2022.
Codemeister coding competition tested the logical abilities and algorithm design fundamentals. The contest was preceded by an awareness session to help students learn how to face technical rounds of interviews in placements. A brief description of the functioning of the platform of Codechef, and a general introduction about competitive coding platforms like Leetcode, Hackerrank, Hackerearth prepared the students to take on the coding challenge. Aryan V S bagged the first prize followed by Bharath Kumar S P and Sohan Naidu. Codemeister was organised by Codechef PESU ECC chapter on April 27, 2022.
The informative and competitive event introduced the students to elements of UI/UX design through fun and interactive sessions. Interactive panel discussion by Google Certified members focused on usability studies and creating high-fidelity prototypes. Mr Kaushik Murali, Product Designer at OnJuno and PESU alumnus shared industry insights about what it means to be a product designer, the challenges related to it and areas to focus on. The CSS Battle gave the participants designs that they needed to replicate using CSS under the time constraint. First prize was bagged by Sarthak Kumar followed by Sanket Padhi and Divya K.A in CSS Battle hosted by ACM and GDSC of EC Campus from April 19-22, 2022.
The wine market in India is seeing a significant annual growth with the social and cultural taboo around alcoholic beverages slowly dissipating. To prepare the students for the career opportunities in the 2 wine industry, the session covered topics that included wine marketing, basics of wine tasting, prospects as a sommelier and the future of wine industry in India. Ms. Antara, Head of Sales and Marketing, South Grover Zampa shared her insights at the Wine appreciation session held on April 4, 2022 at RR campus.
Complementing academic achievements with awareness of the industry, knowing challenges after graduation, and making the right choice can give a head-start in building a career aligned to one’s strengths. Mr. Karthik BK and Mr. Vishweshwaran and Kannan, students of Sem 8 shared their insights about What’s Next in the industry. Mr. Dhruv Shetty and Mr. Akash Murthy, students of Sem 8 and entrepreneurs talked about What’s Next in the startups ecosystem. Miss Ananya Shivkumar, a student of MBA at IIM, Tiruchirapalli gave a glimpse of the challenges in gaining admission in an MBA program. Ms Shreyanka, a student of MS at RWTH,Germany, elaborated on the documentation and portfolio requirements and making financial arrangements for studying abroad. The So, What’s Next? on-line series on placements and internships was held in March-April 2022.
On the Occasion of World Health Day, A free Medical Health Check-up Camp and a Health awareness programme was organized by Department of Pharmacy practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PES University on April 7. 2022. at Avalahalli park, Girinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka. The objective of the camp was to serve the basic medical needs of the locality and to provide information regarding diet, exercise and weight control and further manage medication adherence. A total of 20 students along with the faculties and Department led by Dr.Srinivasan, has provided the services of general body checkup, blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar level monitoring. Further counseling and creating awareness about chronic diseases which are more prevalent in India. The camp was successfully organized and carried out and approximately 200 members have benefited from the camp. Camp was co-ordinated by Dr. J. Saravanan, Dean, FPS PES University.
Reconnaissance is the first step of ethical hacking. The workshop covered techniques for gathering info about the company on the web, identifying vulnerabilities, and using Tryhackme. The workshop on computer vision covered the basics, Yolo algorithm, accessing the webcam using OpenCV, image correction and edge, shape, and color detection in webcam input. The workshops were organized by IEEE CS Clun of RR campus on April 1 and 4, 2022.
This government’s focus on CSR will enable the nation to take decisive steps for achieving sustainable development goals and public-private partnership. CSR Myth Vs Truth event brought forth new and creative ideas on community activities which companies can adapt to contribute to nation building and social equity. First prize was bagged by Keneth Abhilash; second prize was won by team of Naveen P and Nagatejas T C and third prize was won by team of Manoj Kumar and Meghana Upadhyaya. CSR – Myth Vs Truth event was organized by Shevadhi, the commerce club of HN campus on March 23, 2022.
The theme of the competition was Survival and participants came up with scripts based on gripping narratives that brought forth the ability to think creatively. Kulbhushan and their team won the first prize followed by Nikhil and team, and Deepak and their team in the Script Escrito competition organised by Abhinayaveethi, the drama club at HN campus on March 18, 2022.
Sports analytics can provide a competitive advantage to the players and helps sports companies in fine-tuning their marketing strategies. The participants of the workshop got an opportunity to understand the importance, application and opportunities from Mr. Naveen Ningaiah, founder of Sports KPI, and an experienced sport’s analyst. The workshop gave an overview of the recent IPL auction and how the best players were selected for the positions of batsmen, all-rounder, wicketkeeper, fast bowlers and spinners. Mr. Naveen Ningaiah observed that from a career perspective the roles of a sports data analyst would involve collecting and analyzing sports data, updating individual players’ suitability. Coaches and team managers can use this data to make informed decisions during or before sports competitions. These roles can be classified into two categories. The first is business, where data is used to improve the performance of a team or sports organization. The second category deals with the entertainment aspect and provides fans with details they want to know about athletes. According to Mr. Naveen Ningaiah, there are two key aspects of sports analytics, on-field and off-field. On-field analytics deals with improving the on-field performance of teams and players and off-field analytics deals with the business side of sports. BBA Sports Management organized the workshop on Use of Analytics in Professional Sports on March 5, 2022.
Students got a first-hand view of vineyard management, viticulture, wine making equipment, wine making procedures and grape varietals under supervision of Abhishek, trainer at the plantation. The visit to Domaine Sula vineyard was organized by the BBA HEM department on March 2, 2022.
In the age of Instagrammers and food bloggers, food plating matters as it is what tempts customers to try a dessert. Chef Richa Saroagi of White Caps Pastry Academy drawing from a rich industry experience shared insights about plating arts, display of plated desserts and types of glaze. The Desserts Galore workshop, organised by BBA HEM department was held on February 16-18, 2022.
Students got an opportunity to identify the types of flowers and flower arrangements. The hands-on experience of handling flowers and foliage was about arranging flowers methodically according to the given type, namely, traditional, ikebana and abstract. The workshop was organized by the department of BBA-HEM on February 2-3-4, 2022.
The workshop covered the science in the baking process, technique of dough making, displaying of breads and history of breads from various countries. Chef Pradeep, formerly with club Mahindra resorts, Youtuber and consultant conducted the workshop organized by department of BHM HEM on Jan 26-27,2022 at RR campus.
he workshop made students of commerce and accounts aware of benefits of professional guidance for making the most of learning opportunities in universities abroad. The workshop was conducted by Mr Santosh Neelangatil of MERIT Higher Education Consultants. He felt that education today is the first step towards understanding the global economy, discovering the challenges of the marketplace and identifying themselves with a career that provides opportunities within the country and abroad. Mr Neelangatil is a European Foundation of Psychological Association (EFPA) and Psytech International certified career counselor and psychometric test administrator. Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce organized the online career workshop for undergraduate students of BBA and B.Com from Jan 18-20, 2022.
Senior corporate marketing professionals drawing from their rich experience shared practical insights about marketing in various fields from film making to consumer products. Ads and Hands-on experience workshop by Roshni Chandra, film-maker at Primary Colours familiarised the students with direction of TV commercials and films. The session brought out insights about the importance and relevance of advertisements in the present times. She briefed the gathering about ancient advertisements and the dramatic change it has seen in recent times to appeal to Gen Z. The students were split into teams and were asked to come up with ideas for promoting Sambar Powder through commercials. The students of the marketing department brainstormed and came up with interesting ideas and showcased their skills by enacting and narrating the ads. Jayashankar Narayanankutty, Group Director at Cadence Design Systems highlighted the Equilibrium of a Sale, speaking about the fundamental aspects of sales and marketing and value-cost relationship. He outlined the ranges in the component of the transaction related to seller, product, and buyer, where transactions may happen at the same level or across levels. He observed, "equilibrium is not a perspective tool but it's a guiding principle" Prasanna Rai, VP and CMO at Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting spoke about The Story of Consistency: Concept-Code-Consistency. Mr. Rai elaborated on the evolution of Santoor as a brand over time. He narrated the changes in the positioning of the brand Santoor. He emphasized leveraging celebrity endorsement and gave instances on how it could impact a product's positioning among its audience. He explained and modelled the positioning flow as Concept-Code-Consistency where each of them has different dimensions and importance. He felt that, "as time changes, it changes need and it is necessary to tweak the proposition of the product maintaining the brand value”. Anjou Joseph, Managing Partner at Quantum Consumer Solutions spoke on Human-centric Approach and Brand Building. Mrs. Anju Joseph talked about the socio-economic issues and problems of the underprivileged and solutions that are successful in various markets. She outlined the different epicentres for an action, being product-centric and human-centric. She gave examples about solutions for the problem of mosquitoes faced by the people in Indonesia and the impact of lucky iron fish on people's health in Cambodia. She spoke about the Titan Raga ad and explained how a human-centric approach can position a brand as part of people's lives. She introduced the 12 archetypes to the audience, through which the meaning of the brand can be understood at the deepest level. Mrs. Anju Josep asked entrepreneurs and startups to build a fan base, as customers need to be lured whereas fans come on their own. Mr. Ashis Majumdar BU Head at Albert Davis gave students an overview of the Indian pharma sector and mentioned India's positions and achievements. He also pointed out that India stands second in number in USFDA certified manufacturing facilities after the USA. He familiarised the students about the sales process in the pharma sector where customers are more knowledgeable and how it poses a challenge to the sales process. He explained price and value differentiation, and the dimensions for a brand to succeed: uniqueness and importance. He highlighted the problems faced with a new product for CKD patients and how the learning is inculcated and reflected in the other products achieving success. The panel discussion featured Ashis Majumdar, BU Head at Albert David, Bhuvana Subramanyan, CMO at Randstand India, Shuvadip Banerjee, VP at ITC Ltd and Prem Kumar, Marketing Director at ANSR. The topics touched upon pre and post-pandemic situations and business management. The symposium proved to be enriching learning experience and preparing them with practical skill sets for career opportunities. The symposium was conducted on Nov 25 and 26 at the RR campus.
Breakthrough ideas in diverse domains marked inGenius 2021, the 10th iteration of the annual 24 hour hackathon hosted by the CSE Department of PES University Electronic City Campus. The hackathon was preceded by #getsetprep, a set of five preparatory workshops and Pursuit, an online treasure hunt, where participants had to clear technical and logical reasoning rounds. The winner, Team BlockOps created a decentralized platform for content creation on blockchain which eliminated most downsides that occur in centralized platforms like data privacy and copyright issues. The first runner-up, Team FAD came up with a system to prevent injuries from exercising with wrong postures or gestures in an effort to promote safety and health while exercising at home. The second runner-up, Team Hive developed a system that aimed to ensure driver safety by using sensors connected to an independent module that monitors driver alertness, checks for intoxication and confirms other safety measures such as seatbelts. Amogh K, Suhas, Niyam Momaya and Adithya R were declared the winners. The jury comprised of alumni from PES University Aravind Subramaniam, Ankit Sinha and Simran Makhija. The hackathon was conducted on November 12-13, 2021.
The participants were introduced to the world of Quantum Technologies followed by a hands-on circuit design workshop. Dr. Gajanan Honnavar discussed the four major pillars of Quantum technologies. He spoke about the miniaturization caused due to the advancement in technology and spoke about the inclination towards Quantum technologies and its significance in the semiconductor industry. Dr.Subhash Kulkarni, Dr.Shashidhar Tantry and Prof Sheyus Gowtham shared valuable insights. Attendees designed a basic ALU using gate level logic. The workshop was held on November 11, 2021.
Bringing together experience, knowledge, and skills of everyone involved is key to building high performance capabilities in the field of sports. Students got an opportunity to understand the importance of ingraining mental toughness, improving self-confidence, handling performance pressure and building sustained focus and discipline as a team at the workshop conducted by Bhargavi Ramachandran ICF Associate Certified Coach. She shared insights from her experience of guiding internationally ranked badminton players and top ranked national players. The workshop featuring insightful team building activities was organized by the Department of Sports Management of RR campus on October 23, 2021.
The workshop focused on curating of classic and innovative mocktails to highlight the health benefits of non-alcoholic beverages. The virtual session for Ford employees across India was conducted by Prof Harish and the queries addressed jointly with Prof Mohan, faculty in department of hospitality and event management on Aug 13, 2021.
PyTorch is an open source machine learning library based on the Torch library, used for applications such as computer vision and natural language processing. The workshop conducted by Prajwal A , Deep Learning mentor and Core lead and Chakita Muttaraju NLP Mentor and Vice lead introduced student developers to PyTorch while not getting intimidated by it’s code structure. The workshop titled A Gentle Introduction to PyTorch was organised by HackerSpace club of PES University.
Students got an opportunity to understand the nuances of grape growing, manufacturing wine and building of the brand Sula. Ms. Kanika of Sula Vineyards walked the students through the informative session organized by the faculty of BBA HEM program on July 7, 2021.
The students got an opportunity to understand the theory behind the use of Arduino, commonly used sensors and how they work. The session on connecting circuits on Tinkercad platform allowed users to make connections using sensors and an Arduino board. Ashutosh Rao who conducted the workshop is a student of ECE program. The workshop was organised by PES Innovation Lab on Google Meet on June 19, 2021.
APIs are driving innovation and the new technology tools are redefining project management. The workshop on APIs, after a short address about innovation in the university by Prof Venkatarangan M J, featured hands-on demonstration by student volunteer Sourav Raveendran on how to build a simple Web API from scratch and monitor requests being made to it. The workshop on Project Planning and Management after a succinct introduction by Professor Rajasekar M was conducted by student volunteer Akshay Vasudeva Rao. The participants got an opportunity to know about the basics of identifying stakeholders, making Gantt charts, and ending with a discussion for doubts and off-topic advice. Moderators monitored the chat to help any students who felt like they were falling behind or had missed any steps due to internet issues. The organisers plan to host more such workshops and upload edited versions of the recordings. The workshop was organised by PES Innovation Lab on May 19, 2021.
The on-line workshop with hands-on experience was delivered by Mr. Uday Deshpande, alumnus of PES and presently Senior engineer at Qualcomm. He shared practical insights in depth over the nine sessions held during Oct 31 to Mar 22, 2021.
The event tested the interest and understanding of the concepts in Data Science and Machine Learning. It consisted of two tracks, the Beginner's Track aimed at introducing freshers of PES to the fast developing fields. The Competitive Track was open to all undergrad students and required skills such as finding the right data, analyzing and understanding it and applying the insights to formulate a conclusion. The problem statements for both tracks were focused on the Global themes of Climate Change and Homicide Prevention. The event also featured guest talk by Miss Usha Rengaraju, the first Woman Kaggle 2x Grandmaster and introductory workshop conducted by Spoorthi UK, third year student. The competitive track was won by team Doge of Hrishikesh Nair, Kaushal Mahajan and Jacob Bosco. Team The Heavy of Srinivasa Raghavan, Jaaswin Kotian and Vihar Devalla and team Blank of Amrit R, Ananth K and Vritika Tuteja won second and third places. The beginner’s track was won by team Hackya of Dhruv Chawla, Aryansh Bhargavan and Aryan VS. Team Trojans on adrenaline of Arnav Kumar, Md Taseen Atehar and Ayush Praveen and team n00bs of Aadithya Krishna Vamshi V and Bhargav Hegde won second and third places. The panel of judges included Nikhil Mishra, Data scientist at fintech Industry, Aniruddha Mysore, Low latency developer at Morgan Stanley, Pranav Manjunath, data science graduate from Duke University and Adish Rao, software engineer at Bosch, all of whom are PES alumni. Tensor 2.0 Datathon was presented by the collaborative effort of the four tech clubs of PESUECC, Techwarts, OnCreate, DSC and ACM. The workshop for beginners was live-streamed on YouTube on February 28, the main event on Devpost + Discord + GMeet and guest talk on MS Teams were held on March 7, 2021.
Students of hospitality and event management program learnt about the importance of mixology in the hotel industry and how menu planning, costing, and cost control make it viable. Mr Ajeet Kumar shared his insights gained during his rich professional career. In another workshop, chefs Raghu and Tiru explained the history of bread and the art and science of bread making. The Bread workshop held on March 2 and Mixology workshop held on March 4, 2021 were organised by the department of hospitality and event management.
The workshop provided an in-depth explanation of the topics related to cybersecurity like common security mistakes, history of the field, and large-scale attacks caused by malwares. The participants learnt more about the types of roles and the suitable training that can help them to build a successful career in the field of cyber security. Mr Sarthak Goyal was the guest for the workshop held on Feb 20, 2021.
Entrepreneurship is about transforming ideas to market ready products and solutions. The E-summit virtual event, provided the participants an exposure to the wide array of skills that are essential to take a plunge into entrepreneurship. The live virtual event coordinated from two campuses reached over 800 students from colleges all over India. Experienced professionals and successful entrepreneurs shared their insights experience in talks, workshops and a panel discussion. Seven companies participated in the event. Five competitions tested the abilities of the participants in striking out on their own. Abhijeet Saungikar, Technical Vice President, 3M highlighted the importance of innovation in the market to succeed. Devashish Vaishnav, Founder of CoachEd and ex-President of ECell shared tips on resume building to convey one's strengths and achievements. Mekin Maheshwari, ex-CPO of Flipkart and founder of udhyam.org demonstrated how students can evaluate and make the most of the entrepreneurship opportunities. Workshop on creating a personal brand by Sezel Lalwani and Tharun Jagateri, co-founders of Fire.fly guided the students on introspecting to identify one's best abilities and highlighting them. Kalpana Ramesh, founder of Rainwater Project spoke on sustainability in entrepreneurship, sharing insights about the role social responsibility in business success. The panel discussion on impact of pandemic on startups in India brought forth how innovative thinking and empathy guides an entrepreneur to convert challenges into opportunity. Panelists, Saahil Kamath, Founder of Marsview.ai, Akarsh Shroff, Forbes India Teenpreneur 2020 and Founder, S.P.A.R.K and Suresh Narasimha, Venture Capitalist, shared insights drawn from their personal experiences as entrepreneurs and investors. The insightful interaction was moderated by Sathya Prasad. The participants got a glimpse of the nature of business competition in the games of Brand wars, Air crash, ad making, and shark tank. Midnight virtual event on crisis bidding got the participants bidding for assets on a dynamic site developed by a student team. E-summit aimed at fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship was organised by PES Entrepreneurship Cell in a virtual mode using Discord, Zoom and YouTube platforms on Nov 7-8, 2020.
Hogwarts, the two day Harry Potter theme based technical workshop covered the basics of two of the techniques ideal for rendering graphics in such films. The Image Processing track covered processes from access of webcam to contour identification. The projects taught were based on the Harry Potter theme like Polyjuice, which was about creating a fake background and The Elder Wand about Continuous detection of an object. The Robot Operating System track covered creation of node, ROS topic list, ROS topic echo, RQT graph, assigning publishers and subscribers and simulating bot moves by publishing linear and angular velocities. The workshop was organised by Rotaract Club of PES University, RR Campus on Nov 3 and 5, 2020.
The Thrift n’ Turn workshop conducted by Ms Amrita Ramesh, founder of moksha.blr, and a PES alumnus featured hands-on demos on up-cycling clothes. She outlined the environmental and socio-economic perils due to the fast fashion industry. The workshop recommended tips and tricks to maintain clothes, maximise their use and up-cycle existing clothes into new and fresh pieces. Methods to remove various stains were suggested. The importance and effectiveness of thrifting were also described at length. Up-cycling ideas like tie-dying, painting, cropping, hemming and bleach-dying were explained. This was followed by a hands-on demonstration of some popular styles of embroidery and patchwork. The Change Makers Society organised the Thrift n Turn workshop on Oct 30, 2020.
University research has a valuable long-term impact on students. In the research talk held for students recently, Dr. Gowri Srinivasa shared insights about how to approach the field of research. She answered common queries of students looking to dive into the field of research. She touched upon literature survey, trending topics and areas of a researcher’s personal interest. Dr. Gowri shared her experience about the research projects undertaken in association with Narayana Nethralaya. Participants got to know more about Google Scholar and the general structure of a research paper. The talk was organised by members of ACM PES University EC Campus Student Chapter on March 12, 2020.
The participants got an opportunity to work on AWS in the hands on session and witnessed the power of cloud computing and how it helps make our daily life easier. The workshop covered concepts from servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, to intelligence over the Internet. Mr. Ansari of Linsys Innovations conducted the workshop organised by the IEEE Student Branch of the university.
The first edition of the conference on Empowering Sustainability in hospitality, event and tourism brought together academicians, policy makers, students and practitioners to deliberate and discuss contemporary issues and opportunities for future sustainable development. Mr.Rohit Hangal, founder and Director of Sphere Travelmedia Exhibitions delivered the keynote address. Faculty Best paper was won by Dr. D P Sudagar and Students Best Paper was won by Adithya Jayprakash and Akhil Ajjar. Participants got an opportunity to write and present research papers, understand the impact of travel and tourism in the event industry. The conference conducted by Department of Hospitality and Event Management held on March 13, 2020.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about managing funds and investment approach for a successful future. Mr. Dipak Shodhan, an alumnus of PES and founder of Achievers Academy shared his insights about achieving financial success through proper investments at the right time. The event organised by Department of Hospitality and Event Management was held on Feb 28, 2020.
“Time and tide wait for none”, as the saying goes, the students of MCA decided to prove it wrong. It was a new activity on campus that invited students to capture the time and freeze it in the memory lanes of the Department of MCA.
As part of the Extended week day activity, the department had organized the Photography contest. A large number of students came up with their DSLR hanging around to participate. Many of them wanted to try with their mobile cameras. A few of them had even got additional lens to fit in to their mobile camera for the best possible shot.
The theme given to the students for the Photography contest was “The Beginning”. From the large number of photos received, a few were shortlisted. The best two photographs were selected for the top two positions. A consolation prize was also declared which had shared the same number of points.
Two day faculty enrichment program got underway to celebrate National Science Day to mark the discoveries of Indian physicist, Sir C V Raman. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, suggested the importance of faculty enrichment programs and the need to learn new things, sharing knowledge and understanding the subject. Prof. K J Rao, Emeritus Professor, SSCU, IISc, shared insights about the Raman effect and the way science works. He spoke about the clusters of galaxies and was proud of India for its contribution to the theory of black hole, and the participation of Indians in Large Hadron Collider [LHC] and LIGO. Dr. C L Shylaja, Deputy Director, PU education, addressed the gathering. The event also witnessed the presence and participation of academicians and resource persons from various institutions. Dr. J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor, Prof M V Sathyanarayana, Director, HN campus Dr. A V Chandrashekar , Chairperson, Department of Commerce and Management, Dr. C Narayana Reddy, Principal, PES college graced the occasion. The two day faculty enrichment program was organised by the department of physics, PES institution at PES University, in association with the department of Pre University education on 28 February, 2020.
The students got an opportunity to develop a robotic arm based on Arduino microcontroller. The workshop covered all aspect of robot development from the basics to complex movements. Arduino IDE with servos and robotic arm components were used to develop the robot. The workshop was conducted in association with Vimana consortium, a community of dedicated students, industry professionals, amateur makers and innovators, on 5th Feb 2020 on EC campus of PES University.
The students got an opportunity to develop a game in 3D. The workshop focused on game development using Unity 3d platform. The prerequisites for the workshop were familiarity with Unity 3d and Visual Studio Code. The workshop covered all aspects from coding in C# to the exploration of Unity editor and asset stores. The Unity Workshop conducted by Sourabh Sood, Software Engineer at Moonfrog Labs on Feb 5, 2020.
Students got an opportunity to understand the safety and hygiene standards expected by the government for a well functioning industry. The training helped them know more about the best way to process food and raw materials in an industry kitchen. The training for students of hospitality and event management program was held on Feb 7, 2020
Om Malviya and Jignesh Vasoya of TEZOS India Foundation shared their insights about Blockchain. Tezos, a blockchain that can evolve through self-amendment, aims to drive social, political, and economic innovation on a global scale. The participants got hands-on experience on TEZOS tools. The workshop was organised by IEEE team on Feb 9, 2020.
Khushboo Gupta winner of The Women of Future Award 2019 for her contribution to the society talked to the students about the emerging ideas and trends on how to improve interpersonal skills. She stressed on the preparations students need to do to face interviews. Intuitive concepts such as Johari Window and Elevator Pitch were discussed at length. She emphasised the importance of being able to introduce oneself in an interview with confidence. Extensive information on the various kinds of interviews was shared and a glimpse of how one could approach each kind of interview was discussed. She shed light on how one can represent them better and leave an impression on the interviewer. The inspiring and informative lecture was held at the EC campus on Feb 11, 2020.
Central Library, PES University in association with IEEE organised IEEE Xplore new interface user awareness session. Mr.Subhash Reddy, Librarian introduced the resource person Dr. Dhanu Pattanashetti, IEEE Client Services Manager to the participants comprising students and faculty members. Dr. Dhanu presented the salient features of IEEE Xplore, upgraded version and demonstrated the methods to find relevant information for literature, project, placement support, and innovative ideas from IEEE papers and relevant publications. Dr.Dhanu Pattanashetti emphasised how students can derive benefits from IEEE networking and their association with subject matter experts. The PES University library plans to organise an IEEE technical writing session in the coming weeks. The program held on February 5, 2020 concluded with a quiz and distribution of exciting prizes from IEEE.
The Alcoding Coding challenge, a two-stage coding competition sponsored by Danske IT was inaugurated by the chairperson of department of CSE, Dr Shylaja SS, Prof. Channa Bankapur and Mr Tatha Desigan fo Danske IT. 410 teams with 900+ participants registered for the challenge. After three hours of intense coding the top three teams that stayed ahead and won prize money of 35,000 INR were: first place, Input_he_output of RV College of Engineering; second place, Chaiwaale of National Institute of Technology - Surathkal and third place, Zeta of B.M.S College of Engineering. The event was held on January 2 and 29, 2020.
Developer Student Club in PESU held a workshop on Google’s official program for Machine Learning. DSCs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Participants in the workshop engaged in a hands-on activity session that demonstrated the usage and application of ML, QuickDraw by Google. Ms Usha Rengaraju, subject matter expert, engaged the students in a hands-on session using Kaggle to experiment and play around with ML.
PESU I/O had their SME Alumni meet on Saturday, 1st February, 2020. PESU I/O is a peer-to-peer learning initiative in which Subject Matter Experts (Generally, students from senior years in college) teach courses to the juniors in a diverse spectrum of topics ranging from Course-Curriculars to Extracurriculars.
With over 4000 students, 200+ courses and 170+ SMEs, PESU I/O has conducted 9 slots so far. All the previous SMEs from our slots were addressed by the COO of PES Institutions, Prof. Ajoy Kumar at the prestigious faculty lounge on the 13th floor of Element block.
The event itself was an invaluable opportunity for our Subject Matter Experts to network and interact with each other, laying the foundation for a strong connect between PESU Alumnus in the future. Our "veteran" SMEs used this event as an opportunity to talk about their industrial experience as well as the new ventures they had embarked upon after passing out from college. This provided useful insights as well as inspiration to SMEs currently studying college.
With over 80 attendees from diverse segments of industry as well as students from university, this event was a remarkable success and we hope to have more such alumni meets in the future.
Students got an opportunity to know more about types of licenses, excise rules and regulations, fee structure for various business formats in the alcohol industry and rules related to starting a lounge hotel. Mr. Suresh shared practical insights with the students of hospitality and event management in the program on January 16, 2020.
National Tourism Day is observed on 25 January to highlight the importance of tourism for the economy of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Meenakshi Gupta believed that tourism in India has amazing potential it is the responsibility of hospitality and event management professionals to build it up to generate revenue. The celebrations at PES University were dedicated towards the 17 Sustainable development goals set by the UN. Vindu 2.0 – a Travelogue was launched in the event. The poster, painting and photography competitions which saw active participation was judged by Mr. Abhishek Dev Kumar an alumnus of 2014 batch. The winners were awarded prizes. The event was held on 24th January 2020.
Members of PES Team Aikya organised an interaction of students of the government school in Bhuvaneswari nagar, Binnypet with Mr Yashwanth, to mentally prepare them for the upcoming the Board exams. Mr. Yashwanth, the guest speaker, started with a small activity for the students telling the importance of concentration, presence of mind and living in the moment instead of worrying about the past and the future. He highlighted the importance of education and motivated them to dream big and work towards realising them. In a very engaging way he answered why, what, when and how of studying and taught simple methods of studying and concentrating more effectively. He also touched upon some vital life virtues and explained how valuable it is to keeping up the trust of the people in our lives. He concluded it with an advice about maintaining calm and facing the Board exams without panic. The students many of whom were nervous about the upcoming examination, found the interaction beneficial useful enjoyable. This was PES Team Aikya’s first event and the volunteers look forward to presenting more such socially useful events. The youth Initiative of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at PES University, Bangalore completed 2years.
Coinciding with this, CIE in association with Dept of Management Studies is facilitating an experiential 5-day workshop for students – ‘Building from $0 to $20M Startup’ - by BV Jagadeesh (BVJ), Managing Director for KAAJ Venture and serial-entrepreneur from Silicon Valley.
BV Jagadeesh is a Silicon Valley legend - serial entrepreneur, VC, deep tech guru, philanthropist, educator all rolled into one. To list a few of his ventures: Exodus – first datacenter company to IPO in 1998, Netscaler (President/CEO) acquired by Citrix, Scaled Nutanix to $1.2B and took it public, took Yodlee public and more. He also shares his rich experience and knowledge at several prestigious universities: Wharton, Univ of Michigan, IIT and now at PES University!
This 5-day workshop was inaugurated on Jan 27th by PES University Pro-Chancellor Jawahar. This workshop will take the selected aspiring student entrepreneurs on a journey of converting an idea to a startup valued at $20M+ and cover various aspects of creating and running successful startups.
PES University conducted a 2-day workshop on the approaches to Engineering Research on January 4th & 5th, 2020. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Perumal Nithiarasu, the Director of Research at the College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK.
The workshop contained eight lectures spread across two days and included two tutorial sessions. It was attended by around 50 academicians consisting of PhD students and lecturers from various Engineering disciplines, and also included a few Under-Graduate and PostGraduate students.
The workshop started with a brief introduction by Dean of Research, Dr. Sudarshan T.S.B about the workshop, followed by an inaugural address of Registrar, Dr. V Krishnamurthy. Dr. Krishna V and Prof. K N Seetharamulu OF Dept. of Mechanical Engineering also were present on the occasion.
The first day of the workshop focussed on challenges commonly faced by inexperienced research scholars. After an introduction to general terminologies in research and underlining the need for research that ultimately benefits society, Prof. Nithiarasu built a strong case for the importance of underpinning fundamental research, and highlighted the significance of high-risk-high-reward research. This was followed by examples of a few common pitfalls faced by new researchers and how to identify early symptoms of such pitfalls.
The next session discussed visionary vs incremental research, the importance of both, and how incremental research should be designed in order to make progress towards a larger, more ambitious goal i.e. the vision. The last lecture for the day gave several pointers on identifying rewarding research areas and prioritizing them. The first day concluded with a group activity, with each group identifying one example of visionary research, and two examples of incremental research, which were then presented to the audience. A total of five groups presented their ideas, and a good discussion of each idea followed, concluding with some excellent insight provided on each idea by distinguished guest attendee Dr. Ramachandra, Director at ADA (DRDO).
The second day of the workshop built upon the foundations laid before, and progressed towards the importance of planning in research, and contained several examples of three and five year research plans, and how to break up the work into appropriate sized chunks. This was followed by a comprehensive discussion of dissemination in research, covering important topics like selecting the correct conference or journal, the relevance of conference papers in today’s world, identifying and avoiding predatory or fraudulent journals and some pointers on writing a good journal paper. The day ended the proceedings by discussing the importance of supervisors in the duration of PhD research, and finding the correct research group for postdocs and building connections with industry and organizations for collaborative research.
There were several mentions of general do’s and don’ts for research scholars who plan to pursue research as a career post conclusion of their doctoral studies.
Both days of the workshop were littered with examples from Prof. Nithiarasu’s past experiences which helped the audience relate better to the topics under consideration. The sessions was largely interactive with each lecture consisting of a Q&A session encouraging the audience to narrate relevant examples from their own research work.
The workshop was unique in that it contained a fine balance of both sides involved in research - student and supervisor, and enriched the audience with a holistic view of research in engineering domains.
Students of hospitality and event management program got an opportunity to know more about the role and functions of sales in hotels, increasing influence of digital marketing and the importance of interpersonal skills to succeed in services sector. Rohan Bagal, Sales Executive, Ibis City Centre, and alumnus of PESU, shared practical insights about the challenge faced by marketers to sell or communicate services to a customer and how the challenges are overcome.