To become an independent, multi-disciplinary, globally acclaimed university which facilitates learner-centricity, builds pathways to groom holistic individuals, and fosters innovation and scholarship to impact practice and communities.


Nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals.

About Vijaybhoomi university

Vijaybhoomi University is India's first liberal university, which aspires to offer relevant and quality education and engage in high-quality research in engineering, business, law, science, and liberal arts. Our university, based in Karjat, Raigad, is devoted to nurturing holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals who make a positive difference in the world. We do not just focus on making an individual "industry-ready" instead we focus on developing his personality to face and transcend any challenge in any niche.

The Vijaybhoomi Difference

Here is what helps our university stand out amongst 700+ academic institutions in India

  1. Design thinking principles and a liberal curriculum to create a strong foundation for every program
  2. The multimodal experiential learning-based approach in teaching pedagogy
  3. Work-based learning programs
  4. The provision of lateral movement between vocational and formal degree programs
  5. Incubation facilities for Innovation and Business Ventures
  6. Blended asynchronous and synchronous course delivery


Vijaybhoomi University is inspired by the lives and ideologies of two great men – one from the annals of history, the other an idol for modern day entrepreneurs.

Our Founder

Shri V B Padode founded the Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ) in 1986 (a leading financial magazine with a loyal following of more than 150,000 readers). During his successful journey of being an accomplished journalist, educator and entrepreneur, he earned his reputation to be a hard worker, a solution seeker, a solution provider, a super negotiator, a strong observant, a meticulous analyst, a patriot, a perennial optimist, an entrepreneur, and a fine human being with a die-hard attitude. Shri Vijaysingh B Padode departed for the heavenly abode on August 13, 2019.


The founder of the Maratha Empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, dominated much of the Indian Subcontinent in the 17th and 18th century, extended from Tamil Nadu in the south, to Peshawar, Pakistan in the north, and Bengal in the east. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was fearless, agile, intelligent, a believer of meritocracy, ambitious and had a die-hard attitude.

Spirit of Vijay

  • Value integrity and earn others’ trust
  •  Innovate continuously and be agile
  • Jettison fear of failure and learn from mistakes
  • Appreciate your origins and build on them to be a good citizen
  • Yield not to unethical shortcuts and be socially responsible

Vijay or Victory and the spirit of Vijay will be the beacon to help our students emerge victorious over:

Genesis of the Idea


Established in 1995, IFIM Business School (now Jagdish Sheth School Of Management) , Bangalore is the sixth business school in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. The success of building a business school, which is rated amongst the top 5% of the global business schools, encouraged the founders to develop and build the Vijaybhoomi University for propagating the “Spirit of Vijay” and its mission.

IFIM Business School’s (now Jagdish Sheth School Of Management) mission is to groom holistic, socially responsible, continuously employable professionals.

It positions itself for “Beyond Tomorrow” by:

  • Grooming ‘T’ shaped professionals aligned to the needs of industry 4.0, through its unique Bespoke Curriculum
  • Best-in-class faculty: A blend of PhD trained and experienced practice-oriented professionals
  • Global connect through partnerships with top global business schools offering courses in new-age areas
  • Award winning Practice Driven Initiatives:
    • Research Incubation
    • Social Immersion
    • Personality Enhancement Programme
    • Long-duration Industry Internship
    • Corporate Mentoring

Liberal Professional University


Vijaybhoomi University is all set to liberate education from its shackles by deploying new systems and evolving curriculums that are bespoke and customized to suit our students’ aspirations and appetite for learning. In the past this privilege applied to liberal arts streams since art was never ever regulated and always advocated freedom. Vijaybhoomi University has evolved a curriculum that extends this privilege to professional qualification.

We need a liberal professional university to develop professionals for “Industry 4.0”. These professionals are expected to be omniscient, socially responsible and what specialists famously referred to as ‘T’ shaped professionals. Vijaybhoomi is the first in the country to successfully blend the liberal framework into professional streams thereby making it the only one of its kind “Liberal Professional University”.

Collaborations & Memberships

Message from President and Chancellor