PES University

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PES University, Ring Road Campus
Former name
PES Institute of Technology
MottoPerseverance, Excellence, Service
TypePrivate University
FounderM R Doreswamy
ChancellorM R Doreswamy
Vice-ChancellorSuryaprasad J
Pro ChancellorJawahar 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

People's Education Society University, Ring Road Campus (PESU RR or just PESU), formerly PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), is one of three private universities under the name PES University in Bengaluru, India. Established in 1972,[2] it is focused on five main educational areas: Engineering, Medicine, Management, Law and Life Sciences. The institution offers both foundation courses in these areas, as well as specializations, with a Bachelors, Master or PhD degree. It was upgraded to a university in 2013.[3]


PESU RR is managed by the People's Education Society (PES), which founded the institution in 1972, in a rented gymnasium in Bengaluru, with around 40 students. The campus now sprawls over 25 acres. PES currently manages over 45 educational programs in Karnataka and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, with a total of over 15000 students.[4]

Prof. M. R. Doreswamy Silver Jubilee Complex (A-Block)

Academic profile[edit]

Admission criteria[edit]

PESU admits 40% of its students to undergraduate courses based on their Karnataka CET ranks and 60% of its students based on PESSAT (the university's own entrance test) ranks. PESU also admits students under a 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.[5]

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,[6] but the university switched to an absolute grading system after consultations with the society.[7]

Faculty and research[edit]

Crucible Of Research and Innovation (CORI) is a multi-disciplinary research center at PES University. 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 various areas.[8]

Centre for Intelligent Systems (CIS) is a research center at PES University which researches on topics like Control Systems, Speech, Image and Signal Processing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Low Power VLSI design. Selected students do internships in the PES Innovation Lab (formerly Microsoft Innovation Lab) on the university campus.[9]


On 26 September 2016, PISAT was successfully placed into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) 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 the 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.

PISAT is a 3 - axis stabilized imaging nanosatellite weighing about 5 kg (11 lb) 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, an On-Board Computer (OBC), an Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), an RF communication system with S Band frequency, telemetry, telecommand, a thermal system and a Structure and Electrical Power System (EPS). The ground software was developed for on-ground orbit determination essential for mission operations.[10]

PISAT was shipped to the Sriharikota Range (SHAR) rocket launch center on 11 September 2016, in the presence of the Director of the 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 an ejection mechanism and integrated with the launch vehicle. Earlier, after stringent performance and quality tests by an expert committee, the nanosatellite was formally handed over to the ISRO at a function on the campus attended by top officials from the government and ISRO on 20 April 2016.

SindhuNetra (RSAT)[edit]

RSAT (officially named SindhuNetra) is a three-axis stabilized agile nano satellite weighing 10 kg (22 lb) and measuring 300 mm × 300 mm × 300 mm (12 in × 12 in × 12 in) in size with deployable solar panels generating 45 watts of solar power. It was placed into orbit by ISRO's PSLV-C51 on 28 February 2021 with support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The RSAT carries a Satellite Based Automatic Identification System (SB-AIS) payload that will help monitor ships on high seas and provide information about their movement. It receives AIS signals transmitted by ships in VHF band, processes and transmits the information to a ground station.[11]


University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[12]151-200
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[13]101-150
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[14]93

The university was ranked in 101-150 band among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020,[13] in the 151-200 band overall in 2020[12] and 93 in the engineering ranking in 2020.[14]


  1. ^ "About us". PESIT, Bengaluru. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Hosmac Foundation in association with PESIT offers PGDHM" (PDF). HOSMAC Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ "About PES University". PES University. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "PESIT students outshine in Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz". ThisweekBengaluru. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "M.Tech Computer Science". PESIT, Bengaluru. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  6. ^ Balakrishna, Shruti (15 December 2008). "City colleges slowly switching to grading system". Times of India, Bengaluru. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  7. ^ Student manual. Bengaluru: P.E.S. Institute of Technology. 2012. pp. 4–5.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "PESIT Telecommunications". PES Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
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  11. ^ "PES University will launch satellite to monitor ships". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.

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