Discovery of the Week  
Single Mom Breaks Stereotypes

Tulja Sukhdayalsing Sharma also known as Rani Tulja to her family is the founder of Tulja Tooling, a machine tooling business. She deals with the manufacturing of components like fixtures, gauges, molds, and even various cutting equipment and patterns. She faced many difficulties to become a successful self-made entrepreneur. Being a victim of domestic abuse and a single mother to a seven-year-old son, she contemplated suicide.



Tulja Sukhdayalsing,

Founder, Tulja Tooling


In 2013, I had a love marriage and despite that ended up as a victim of domestic abuse and violence. It took me close to five years to decide to leave him and walk out. Since I had defied my family and decided to marry my former husband, the decision to leave him was a difficult one,” says Rani.

Rani's first salary after her Diploma in Draftsman Mechanical was a sum of Rs. 1500. After gathering some experience she moved on to another job where she got paid Rs. 4000.

“These were learnings, but I was itching to start my own business. With a lot of trepidation and some amount of confidence in my ability, I started my own company in 2017 with my husband as my partner and a loan of Rs 10 lakh,” she says.

Rani had to learn a lot of things along the way as she was a first-generation entrepreneur. “It wasn’t just the problems I encountered professionally but I was also battling an abusive partner. My former husband would beat me up often. Once the business was established and doing fairly well, he forced me to stay home,” she says. Having the support of her parents she decided to leave her former husband and move out. When Rani walked out of her marriage, she was left with no money. As her husband was also a part of her business, most of the financial transactions had been made to his account.

Rani re-established her unit in August 2020 with 5 machines including machines like milling, lathe, and drill machine, and employed two workers. She took a loan of 5 lakhs to support her business. Bhasuran is her business partner who has 20 years of experience in this line of work. Speaking about working with Rani, he says, “I met Rani close to 14 years ago and I saw the spark in her right away. Her talent and her desire to work hard and make a difference are what helped her stand apart from others. I have seen how much of a personal struggle she has gone through and despite all that she has risen like a phoenix.”

However, the pandemic was a barrier in their work. Her son named Shivansh, who is seven, is the biggest cheerleader and the reason why Rani persists. On most of the days, she home covered with grime and machinery oil. The work which is grueling needs Rani to be present all the time. Despite all these, she is proud of herself and what she does. She says, “As women, we are extremely resilient and once we decide on achieving something, nothing can stop us. I am on a mission, and I will get my success soon.”

Having started the business with an investment of Rs. 5 lakhs, the company made Rs. 24 lakhs in the financial year of 2019-2020.


  Education News  

Budget 2022 Expectations: 'Education sector seeks faculty upgradation programmes; subsidised access to laptops and 5G internet'


Zee Business (18 January, 2022)

Sharing expectations and suggestions for Budget 2022 on the education sector, Navneet Sharma, VB Padode Chair Professor of Business Responsibility and Registrar, Vijaybhoomi University believes these two critical touchstones for fund allocation by the Union Government are - (a) To invest in areas where private sector funds are not forthcoming; and (b) observe competitive neutrality in granting access to funds to public and private universities.

Education minister invites students, teachers, parents to participate in PM's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022'


The Times Of India (14 January, 2022)

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday invited students, teachers and parents to participate in the 5th edition of "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022" and get a chance to be mentored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Education minister invites students, teachers, parents to participate in PM's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022'


The Times Of India (14 January, 2022)

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday invited students, teachers and parents to participate in the 5th edition of "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022" and get a chance to be mentored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


  Faculty Fundas  

Industry 4.0 : When Tomorrow Come

IFIM Business School, Bangalore, India, in association with National Human Resources Development Network (NHRDN) undertook an exhaustive initiative in 2018 to reach out to 292 industry executives to identify the skills required for Industry 4.0. They organised three round-table discussions in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi in India. Participants included 43 senior executives and 18 chief executive officers.



    Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay         Vice Chancellor, Vijaybhoomi University


The study identified the following needs for Industry 4.0

  1. Learning orientation and analytical mindset
  2. Integration of data, communication and technology
  3. Solution orientation and problem solving
  4. Dealing with change and uncertainty (unstructured situation)
  5. People and team orientation
  6. Innovation and creativity – entrepreneurial orientation
  7. Social sensitivity and cross-cultural orientation
  8. Managing self (self-awareness, self-development including wellness)
  9. Business orientation – multidisciplinary approach
  10. Globalization

The first change will have to be the curriculum. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, the curriculum should facilitate the process of “discovery” – encouraging “exploration” and “experimentation”. Students should be able to customize their learning pathways depending on their style, pace and learning orientation.

The findings showed that future professionals will be “T-shaped”, combining both a liberal mind-set covering a wide breadth of knowledge across disciplines and in-depth knowledge in a specialized area.

The research also revealed a need for re-skilling at various levels, the emergence of a multi-generation workforce, wellness as an important element of self-management, and solutioning or problem solving as the critical skill set required for Industry 4.0.

The study pointed out that technological disruptions may result in professionals finding themselves becoming “irrelevant”. Hence, “learning to learn” or learning orientation will be key for future professionals to remain relevant.

This skill set can be achieved only when institutions make major initiatives in education that will prepare students for the “future of work”. This will entail educational institutions investing in education that prepares graduates to embrace change and be life-long learners. Institutions will require a rebooting of their curricula pedagogy of teaching/learning and faculty.


  Week Gone By  

A Short Cake Story

Three students, Dixit, Sachin and Aswini prepared a cake in record time, which is 1 and a half hours, cosnsidering it was their first time.

It was their friend Sakshi's birthday. Due to campus protocols, outside food items were not allowed in the campus. So, with few hours left for the birthday, these three students decided to make a cake themselves.

All three had no prior experience in making a cake. Also, they had no access to an oven for baking it. But, they were dedicated to prepare the cake on time.


These management students put their skills to use and started making the cake with biscuits, milk, bread and choco spread. It was a tough job for them. Tasks were divided between the three, like crushing the biscuits, making the paste, stacking the breads and then finishing it with the choco spread on top.

At last, Sakshi's birthday was celebrated on time and the efforts of these 3 students were fruitful as everyone loved the cake. Many students even asked for the recipe of the cake.

Dixit, Sachin and Aswini are planning on taking orders from now on. Wishing them luck!

  Student Quotes  


“It was a fun experience. We made the cake in the least time possible and rocked it.”

         – Dixit Soni, 2nd year BBA students, Vijaybhoomi University


“I got to know how it feels when you prepare food and people praise it. We should do this often”

        – Sachin Pareek, 2nd year BBA student, Vijaybhoomi University



Horse Riding is now open at Vijaybhoomi


Happy to announce that Vijaybhoomi is starting horse riding from today, Monday the 23rd. All the students can now enjoy horse riding.

Anyone who has sat on the back of a horse knows how exciting it is. There is an adventurousness and a total thrill with galloping across an open field, in tune with your mount.

Come and have the time of your life.

Happy Riding!

  Student Quotes  




“Whenever I saw movies like “The Black Stallion”, I wished even I could go horseback riding. Turns out now I actually can!”

            -Hashika Sachdeva, 2nd year B.Tech Student, Vijaybhoomi University



"Horse riding can be as tricky as adventurous it is, but yes looking forward to it. It is going to be an experience.”

            -Hari Patel, Pro Sound Engineering Student, Vijaybhoomi University

  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers  

What are the facilities available at the campus?


Divyesh Parmar,

Student, Pune

Classrooms, library and laboratories

The teaching and learning infrastructure are equipped with the state-of-the-art teaching aids consisting of smart boards, live lecture capturing and is supported by a sophisticated learning management system. 

The classrooms offer an intimate space for co-working and learning and are designed for faculty who believe to be the guide by the side instead of being the sage on the stage. The labs are equipped with the best equipment and provide for the utmost safety of our students.

The campus is also equipped with a rich collection of relevant books required to support the delivery of the curriculum. The library also provides for electronic access to research and knowledge bases to enable our students to explore, discover and research. The campus is completely enabled by high speed wi-fi and each student is provided with adequate bandwidth to keep learning.

Student Residence Facilities

The campus provides comfortable shared accommodation for the students. The student residences have been designed to provide co-living spaces for nurturing lifelong networks with peer students. After all, friendship and co-living help one develop respect for individuality, build tolerance and teach coexistence.

Each student will be provided with a uniquely designed self-contained living unit consisting of a comfortable bed, storage space and cozy tucked-in study space.

The programmes being offered by Vijaybhoomi are residential programmes and it is expected that students stay on campus or on facilities provided by the University.

Sports Facilities

Vijaybhoomi campus boasts of a full-fledged sports complex called Revive, short course swimming pool along with indoor basketball, badminton, tennis court and squash courts, a football field, and a 10m shooting range. Revive is also equipped with state- of- the- art cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Revive will be supported by qualified sports trainers and coaches. After all, holistic development is what we seek.

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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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