PES University

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PES University Bangalore
Former name
PES Institute of Technology
FounderDr Doreswamy
ChancellorDr M R Doreswamy
Vice-ChancellorDr K N Balasubramanya Murthy
PrincipalDr K S Sridhar[2]
Pro-ChancellorDr Jawahar Doreswamy

12°56′1.75″N 77°32′4.12″E / 12.9338194°N 77.5344778°E / 12.9338194; 77.5344778
Colors          Blue and Red
MascotThe Mastodon

PES University (PESU), formerly PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), is a private university in Bengaluru, India. Established in 1972,[3] it is focused on five main educational areas: Engineering, Medicine, Management, Law and Life Sciences. The institutions offer both foundation courses in these areas, as well as specialization with a Bachelors/ Master/ PhD degree. It was upgraded to university status in 2013.[4]


PESU is managed by the People's Education Society (PES), which was founded in 1972, in a rented gymnasium in Bengaluru, with around 40 students. PES currently manages over 45 educational programs in Karnataka and neighboring Andhra Pradesh, with a total of over 15000 students.[5] PESU was founded in the year 1988.[3]

PESU A-Block

Academic profile[edit]

Admission criteria[edit]

PESU admits 40% of its students to undergraduate courses based on their Karnataka CET and 60% seats based on PESSAT (the university's own entrance test) ranks. PESU also admits students under Management quota,which does not place any merit requirements.There is a lateral entry scheme in place, by which students holding diploma degrees can directly enter the second year of study in engineering. On graduating students receive a Bachelor of Technology degree.

Students are admitted to postgraduate courses based on their GATE test scores as well as on their Post Graduate Karnataka CET scores. Upon graduating, they receive a Master of Technology degree.[6]

Faculty and research[edit]

Crucible Of Research and Innovation (CORI) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at PESU. It was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Dr. C.N.R Rao former Director, Indian Institute of Science on 7 February 2010. It has research facilities and a set of dedicated research staff who carry out research in their areas of interest.[7]

Centre for Intelligent Systems (CIS) is a research centre at PESU, which is researches on topics including Control Systems, Speech, Image and Signal Processing, Robotics, Artificial intelligence, and Low Power VLSI Design.[8]


On 26 September 2016, PISAT was successfully placed into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) orbit by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35). Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tweeted "I applaud the industrious and innovative students of PES University, Bengaluru for creating PISAT that was launched successfully today". The launch vehicle, carrying multiple satellites including PISAT lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9:12 am. The team on the PES University campus is preparing to receive data from the satellite.

PISAT is a three axis stabilized imaging nanosatellite weighing about 5 kg and generates 13 watts power with S-band RF communication. The major subsystems are: an imaging camera to provide earth imageries with 80 meter resolution, On Board Computer (OBC), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), RF communication system with S Band frequency, telemetry, telecommand, thermal system, structure and Electrical Power System (EPS). The ground software was developed for on-ground orbit determination essential for mission operations.[9]

PISAT was shipped to Sriharikota Range (SHAR) rocket launch centre on 11 September 2016 in the presence of Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, SSS PD Mr. Amareshwar Khened, and other officials. A team of 11 from PES University were present at SHAR for pre-launch activities of PISAT from 11 to 17 September. During the period PISAT was interfaced with ejection mechanism and integrated with the launch vehicle. Earlier, after stringent performance and quality tests by expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on 20 April 2016.

Course content and grading[edit]

All the courses which have been conferred autonomous status have their departments set their own course content and grading system. The college follows the credit-based system of performance evaluation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. The total marks (usually out of 100) form the basis of grades, with a grade value (out of 10) assigned to a range of marks. For each semester, the students are graded by taking a weighted average of all the subject grades with their respective credit points. Each semester's evaluation is done independently with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) reflecting the overall performance across semesters. Till June 2012, the grading system being followed was relative grading,[10] but the college switched to an absolute grading system after consultations with the university.[11]


University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[12]101–150
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[13]99
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[14]87
Outlook India (2017)[15]39
The Week (2017)[16]49

The university was ranked 99 among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[13] in the 101–150 band overall[12] and 87 in the engineering ranking.[14]

PESIT was ranked 41 by Outlook India amongst Top 100 Engineering Colleges of 2018.[15]


  1. ^ "About us". PESIT, Bengaluru. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Balasubramanya Murthy". PESIT, Bengaluru. Archived from the original on 28 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Hosmac Foundation in association with PESIT offers PGDHM" (PDF). HOSMAC Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  4. ^ "About PES University". PES University. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ "PESIT students outshine in Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz". ThisweekBengaluru. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "M.Tech Computer Science". PESIT, Bengaluru. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  7. ^ Gutka, Charmi. "Sparsh Learning Raises Angel Funding From Blume Ventures And Tempus Capital". Dealcurry. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  8. ^ "PESIT Telecommunications". PES Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
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  10. ^ Balakrishna, Shruti (15 December 2008). "City colleges slowly switching to grading system". Times of India, Bengaluru. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  11. ^ Student manual. Bengaluru: P.E.S. Institute of Technology. 2012. pp. 4–5.
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  16. ^ Singh, Abhinav (18 June 2017). "The Week - Hansa Research Best Colleges Survey 2017: Top Engineering Colleges - All India". The Week. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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