Discovery of the Week  

Uniform is an honor

At the 73rd Republic Day parade on Wednesday, 26 January, India's first female Rafale fighter jet pilot, Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh, stood proudly on the Indian Air Force (IAF) tableau that moved down the Rajpath. She is the IAF's second female fighter jet pilot, following Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, who took part in last year's Republic Day parade. The sight of a politician using a helicopter to attend a political gathering in her native village captivated her as a child, inspiring her to pursue a career as a pilot. 





    Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh


Hari Bhushan Singh, her father, is now the principal of a girls-only government school constructed on land donated by Shivangi's great grandfather, who donated it to enable people to overcome the conservative abhorrence of educating girls. Shivangi is inspired by the trio of Flight Lieutenants Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi, and Mohana Singh – IAF's first women fighter pilots, who were inducted in 2016. IAF has commissioned 10 women fighter pilots since 2016. She always used to believe in herself and was unbreakable, she never thought of any impossibility in life. Nothing stood up to stop her from her aim, her words were, "I always wanted to fly, as any child would dream of doing. Ever since I learned about the Air Force, I wanted only one thing – to become a fighter pilot. That is the reason I joined the Air Force”.


  Education News  

Maharashtra College, University Students to get extra 15 minutes per hour for offline exams, says Uday Samant

Times Now, April 14th, 2022

Maharashtra College and University Students appearing for their offline exams this year will be getting extra time. Minister Uday Samant has instructed state universities and colleges to offer students 15 minutes of extra time per hour after taking into consideration the break students had from offline written exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UGC allows students to pursue two degrees simultaneously in physical, online or combination modes

India Today, April 13th, 2022

UGC has announced the guidelines for students to pursue two degrees simultaneously in physical, online, or combination modes in line with NEP to offer more flexibility to students and personalization in higher education.

AICTE Launches Portal to Promote India Universities Abroad, Attract Foreign Students

News18, April 7th, 2022

With this, all Indian institutions in higher education that are admitting international students or are desirous of doing so will be able to showcase their strengths on a single platform. It will also help promote Indian Institutions and programs to students across the globe.

  Faculty Fundas    

Apprenticeship Based BE (Software ENgineering): Pathways to Build Emplyable Software Engineers

Post-covid era, the future job market can yield positive results by equipping young people with the right skills to navigate these tides and way forward for India. Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation by 7 years and a report from World Economic Forum states that 84% of the digitalized workplace with 44% remote workforce. Also there Will be an 85 million global talents shortage and an $85 trillion opportunity cost






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


The apprenticeships mostly follow an approach of training younger generations in a specific trade through on-the-job training. It may seem that apprenticeships are for days gone by, but that is not the case. Most Industries today still use apprenticeships to advance knowledge for young professionals, and the same is true for the tech industry.

It is easy to mistakenly think that an apprenticeship is the same as an internship. Internships are mainly for students who are looking to gain experience or see how they would enjoy a particular career. They are often unpaid and tasked with minimal duties in the company. The goal of an internship is to gain experience in a specific industry and see if it is something one could be doing full time by themselves. Internships have a set period of time that a student or recent graduate will work, usually lasting a semester.

On the other hand, an apprenticeship is targeted toward recent graduates who are looking for real-life experience in the industry. They are often paid for their work and are given important duties and tasks that impact the team. Apprentices usually have more responsibilities than a traditional interns. They also have the opportunity to make real contributions to the tech team. The goal of someone working in an apprenticeship is that afterward, they will be rewarded with a full-time position at the company. Furthermore, the length of apprenticeships can vary between companies, lasting from months to sometimes years. Thus, Apprenticeship will help the graduates to become industry ready and employable by having a curriculum where they can go for apprenticeship for at least two years to get the industry exposure.

Software engineers are required to develop, design, maintain, modify and debug software. These qualities are a combination of both the soft and technical skills needed for efficiency in the workplace. Software engineer skills are abilities required by software developers to create, maintain and operate computer programs used by businesses and organizations.

At Vijaybhoomi University, considering the future industry-ready Engineer’s requirement, BE course is designed in Software Engineering which is more about skill and competence, and ability to learn. This course is a work-study degree program designed to grow multidisciplinary software development talents with a mix of 21st-century cutting edge technological expertise like Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing with small to medium scale enterprise applications development.

The work2learn journey of the learners begins with an intensive 12-month coding Bootcamp where they will clock up on industry practitioners in over 2000 hours of guided training and personalized mentoring.

The Bootcamp enables the learner to acquire the skills to develop web applications using the front-end tools and technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, jQueryUI, Ajax, Angular, Struts framework, and MySQL Database. Besides, they obtain skills to create a single page, responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework, and human-centric, interactive prototypes using Axure.

In addition to that, they acquire the skills to develop small to medium-sized enterprise applications using the Spring framework, Angular, React, and Liferay portals. Besides, they obtain skills to create competitive digital marketing ideas based on actionable customer insights by integrating applications with digital platforms such as Facebook, Google, and PayPal using Webhooks.

The learners will gain Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, and Reinforcement Learning using Python and R programming with the concepts like Statistics and data visualization techniques.

The course enables them to be an all-rounder with professional communication strategies, interpersonal skills, collaboration skills with digital marketing, and entrepreneurship skills that play a vital role in the modern workplace.

In a nutshell, the curriculum provides a holistic view of integrated design and development experience to the learners starting from requirements gathering to maintenance using the agile methodology. Also, Learn the different types of functional and non-functional testing methods to evaluate the project and manage the problems by adopting the industry best practices to enable them as an Enterprise Application Developer with the cutting edge competencies of the 21st century such as AI, ML, NLP, and digital entrepreneurship, professional communication skills, agile leadership, and project management to work in a modern multicultural environment.

The apprenticeship in Software engineering in the IT and ITES industry is important because specific software is needed in almost every industry, in every business, and for every function. With global-ready skills and 2 years of full-time working experience under their belt, the learners will double their salary upon graduation compared to graduates from the conventional degree programs.

Large tech companies such as Google, Airbnb, IBM, Accenture, BGG, Cognizant, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Alibaba Cloud, ANZ, Deloitte, LinkedIn, etc had tied up to offer apprenticeships. These large companies, along with others in the tech industry, offer a software development apprenticeship to teach the expertise of coding and, in the long run, fill vacant positions on their team.

  Week Gone By  

Performer's Showcase

Music never fails to fill the VBU campus with joy. The past Monday, performers from the True School of Music showcased their talent in front of the lively audience consisting of faculty and students from all schools.

The day saw mind - baffling acts which got the crowd on their feet, cheering and dancing to encourage the students performing. A variety of compositions were played which made the event outstandingly interesting!

The Audio Tech Support team did a fantastic job as well, right from setting up the performance area to delivering quality mixes. Teachers, performers and students appreciated their work by thanking and lauding them.

The experience was one of a kind, leaving teachers and students wanting for more.

Be a part of the next such escapade only at Vijaybhoomi University!



   Student Quotes    


"The performances were absolutely amazing! I enjoyed immensely watching them execute their performances so well."

               Pratham Barapatre, TSM, Vijaybhoomi University



“The event was exciting. I loved it. Eagerly looking forward to the next showcase.”  

          – Garth Nigel Braganza, TSM, Vijaybhoomi University




Exams are over!

Examinations are an integral part of education. Even knowing that and the significance examinations carry, students are always relieved when the examination season is over. And that is the current mood that has engulfed VijayBhoomi university.

This week on the 19th, the last exam of VijayBhoomi university took place and the mood that followed could be described as celebratory. The students started packing for their trip back home while those who intended to stay made plans with others on how to spend their short period of relief from studies.

This feeling is often inherent to the process of rejuvenation after prolonged periods of focus and exertion. Breaks are an essential part of any process of self betterment and education also falls in that category.


  Student Quotes    



"My personal motto is work hard and party harder. In lieu of that, it only makes sense for me to enjoy my well deserved break to the fullest."


            - Saarang Arora, 1st year, B-Tech, Vijaybhoomi University


“I cherish the days i can rest so that I can perform better when I am working"


           - Dixit Soni, 2nd year BBA, Vijaybhoomi University

  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What is offered in the BBA Course at Vijaybhoomi University?


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 AACSB accreditation.

Jagdish Sheth School of Management endeavors larger perspective of the business world. It offers liberal, broad-based education in the first two years to create its own pathways and also an international dual degree in partnership with SCP Europe, ESC Rennes School of Business, and the 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 regardless of the specialization will provide you with conceptual, theoretical, and practical knowledge in various aspects of the 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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