Discovery of the Week  

Sonia Thiyam boldly redefines what it means to be successful!

Sonia Thiyam, from Manipur, changed her professional path after working as a doctor to become a fashion and beauty blogger. Sonia Thiyam began blogging with Swarovski, Grazia, and Popxo during her last year of MBBS.


Sonia Thiyam, Fashion and Beauty Blogger


Sonia won the south zone competition, which was the start of it all. After finishing her MBBS, she began blogging as a full-time career. She spent over a year devoting all her time and energy to developing content without a single dime. After a ye earning ar, she started receiving smaller jobs that kept her motivated and encouraged her to strive harder toward her ambitions! For Sonia Thiyam, there has been no turning back since. She worked as a full-time blogger and part-time as a doctor.

Sonia did not have an easy time achieving success. She had to go against her family's expectations when it came to her work, and as the eldest in the family, she was under a lot of pressure. Despite the difficulties, Sonia has worked hard to get to where she is now. In spite her financial difficulties, she decided to hire a photographer since she understood that quality photographs were crucial to her blogging profession.

Eventually, numerous brands recognized and appreciated her fashion curation and content. They wanted her on board for projects and campaigns. Sonia's approach to fashion is creative, simplistic, and centered on comfort with a refined sense of style. Her incredible fashion sense is evident in her Instagram images.

Sonia Thiyam feels that it is important to pay attention to and be inspired by the smallest aspects in one's surroundings. Sonia's employment is a work of art for her; she doesn't do it for the fame; she does it to create an impact.

Sonia Thiyam has now built a hefty fan following of around 303k followers on Instagram, working in fashion full-time. She has also worked with famous brands such as Balmain. Sonia wants to encourage young people to follow their dreams no matter what challenges they face. She firmly believes that one should love what they're doing and make sure to live their dreams!

  Education News  
  Preparing for JEE Mains? Here are six preparations tips for IIT aspirant

The Indian Express (23rd December, 2021)

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court against certain sections of the Right to Education Act-2009 for being “arbitrary and irrational” and seeking the introduction of a common syllabus and curriculum for children across the country. The plea filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay said that sections 1 (4) and 1 (5) of the RTE Act are the biggest barriers in expounding the Constitution and the absence of a common curriculum in mother language leads to the fostering and perpetuation of ignorance.

PIL in SC seeks common syllabus, curriculum for students across India

Globe Newswire (18th October, 2021)

An overview of the market based on geographical scope, segmentation and financial performance of key players is presented in the report.The global private tutoring market size is expected to reach USD 171.93 billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period. The market size stood at USD 92.59 billion in 2020.

National Mathematics Day 2021: India celebrates 134th birth anniversary of Dr. Ramanujan

Times Of India (22nd December, 2021)

India celebrates National Mathematics Day on the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the most remarkable mathematicians of the 20th century. India marks its National Mathematics Day on his birth anniversary. Dr Manmohan Singh, then Prime Minister, declared the December 22 as National Mathematics Day in 2021. This is the 10th occasion when India is celebrating the National Mathematics Day and 134th birth anniversary of Dr Ramanujan. 

  Faculty Fundas  

Work Based Learning Degrees – Need of the Hour

Work-based degrees are an effective way of upskilling employees and developing their skillset. Employees can work towards a qualification, while studying primarily in a workplace and earning a wage.

Employers can benefit from staff retention and investing in their workforce, improving the confidence and skills of their staff. Our courses are designed in partnership with industry to ensure that they fit the needs of both the students and their employers.  


Dr. Santosh Shriram Sonavane, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Vijaybhoomi University

  The Degrees designed with Work-based learning consists of structured opportunities for learning and is achieved through authentic activity and is supervised in the workplace. The Work-based learning is delivered through a meaningful partnership between students, employers, and the education organisation.

Work integrated learning makes Higher Education meaningful for students by personalising their learning, enhancing their awareness of the work relationship, enhancing work-related learning, and encouraging personal aspiration.

Work-based learning experiences provide the opportunity to strengthen six key soft skill areas - communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. These types of skills provide a competitive advantage for achieving career goals.

Apprenticeships (formal and informal), internships/traineeships and on-the-job training are the most common types of work-based learning. These types usually – but not always – combine elements of learning in the workplace with classroom-based learning.

Work integrated learning allows the student to not only hone their technical and academic skills but it will also help the student to practice and improve their various soft skills. This will allow students to not only be technically competent, but they will also be able to have good leadership and communication skills.

  Week Gone By  
Entered 2022!

Stepping into new year 2022 is again an opportunity for a fresh start. A new page in life waiting to be filled, new questions to be asked and embraced. To discover the unanswered questions and live in this transformative phase of self-discovery. Carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in new year 2022. For only dreams give birth to change. And most importantly, be the change you want others to see.

With this positive note, it’s finally time to enter 2022, keeping your loved ones in loop.

Students at Vijaybhoomi University enjoyed 31st night by watching movies, spending quality time with each other, having great food, dance and finally cake cutting by welcoming the new year 2022. Students enjoyed and celebrated the last night of the year 2021 together. However, most of the students went out in clubs but some students were safe at university by taking COVID-19 precautions

  Student Quotes  


“Everyone went to club but we few students enjoyed among us, and it was really fun."

Atif Mirza, 2nd year B.Tech student Vijaybhoomi University



“I am very excited for new journey in new year 2022. Waiting for more exciting opportunities and fun.”

Archana Jaiswal 2nd year BBA student, Vijaybhoomi University


Christmas Panorama


Christmas - the season of love, joy, laughter and cheer… the season of happiness and peace!

The 2 days of the Christmas Panorama held on campus at VU were filled with loads of fun, energy & excitement. Two days of music marathons with 28 acoustic live performances on day 1 and 25 Live Band performances on day 2. 


Besides live music, 10 talented young individuals fought their fears and participated in the VU King & Queen competition which was something different. The entire amphitheater area was lit up with wonderful festive lights setting up the mood for the festive season. Student led game stalls kept everyone excited throughout and on their toes. Live food counters kept everyone’s tummies satisfied with quality and tasty meals. Santa Claus paid us a visit and showered everyone with his blessings and sweets. To end the show, A live DJ set kept everyone dancing to contemporary house and techno tunes!!

This student council led Xmas Panorama was the biggest event held here on campus. Clocking in a total of 10 hours combined, every single minute was filled with fun, excitement, and cheer!!

The Xmas panorama was such a gala event.!! What made it special was that every school of VU had a part to play in making this event a success. From organizing to participation, students from all schools were involved in ensuring its smooth flow. Given its success, we do hope to host many more events like this soon.

What a way to end the year!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  Student Quotes  



“15th and 16th of December wasn’t Christmas but we had Christmas celebrations alongside with open mic, food stall and games organized by cultural committee, and all of us had a lot of fun.”

Mustafa Kutbuddin, 2nd year B.Tech Student, Vijaybhoomi University


“ Amphitheater lit up by bright lights and the colors of good Christmas vibes had us gone crazy, and we had first ever VU king and queen show.”

Dhwani Bandari, 2nd year B.Tech student, Vijaybhoomi University

  Unlocking the Lockdown  
  Our readers share their silver lining from the COVID – 19 related lockdowns and restrictions :

‘Feels Great!’

“As life felt closed it was great to experience actual normal things back again. As a music student at VU in True School of Music I’ve started valuing more to the learning process, being on campus interacting with fellow students and teachers and socializing in general.

It feels great performing live with such talented musicians at events and gigs, it felt alive again as an artist. It was little challenging but fun to give the live exams and getting feedback from the tutors. I want to utilize this and looking forward for more opportunities and growth in my skills.”


Harnish Dave, Bmus Hindustani Playback Vocal student, Vijaybhoomi University

  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers  

What is offered in the BBA Course at Vijaybhoomi University?


Mansvi Sarnayak, CHM Mumbai


Leading, managing, or starting a business has become increasingly complex in our interconnected world. Jagdish Sheth School of Management [JAGSOM] is amongst the first six business schools in India to be awarded the AACSB accreditation.

Jagdish Sheth School of Management endeavours larger perspective of the business world. It offers liberal, broad-based education in the first two years to create own pathways and also international dual degree in partnership with: SCP Europe, ESC Rennes School of Business, University of Wollongong Sydney Business School.

The BBA comes with a promise of a wide array of career prospects and a better understanding of the business world. Management at an undergraduate level which regardless of the specialization, will provide you with a conceptual, theoretical, and practical knowledge in various aspects of business.

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  About Vijaybhoomi  

Vijaybhoomi University is India's first Liberal Professional University, which uses the liberal-professional framework of education to build a unique curriculum aligned to Industry 4.0. The curriculum facilitates the process of self-discovery in the initial year and thereafter choice of majors and minors to prepare oneself in high-demand careers in data science, artificial intelligence, business, law, music and design. The university is located in Karjat, Greater Mumbai, and nurtures holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals who can make a positive difference in the world.


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.

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