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Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, also known as R.K. Narayan, was an Indian writer best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He died on May 13, 2001. 


    R.K. Narayan, Indian Writer


He was a well-known English author of early Indian literature. Narayan received numerous awards and honors during his sixty-year career, including the AC Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature, the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan, India's second and third highest civilian awards, and the Sahitya Academy Fellowship, India's national academy of letters' highest honor, in 1994. He was also elected to the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Parliament's upper house. 

After being persuaded by a friend that taking a master's degree (M.A.) would kill his interest in literature, he briefly held a job as a school teacher; however, he quit in protest when the headmaster of the school asked him to substitute for the physical training master. The experience made Narayan realize that the only career for him was in writing, and he decided to stay at home and write novels.

Narayan's greatest achievement was making India accessible to the outside world through his literature. He created the imaginary town of Malgudi, where realistic characters in a typically Indian setting lived amid unpredictable events. Narayan‟s characteristic values such as confidence and archetypal presentation of real characters with keen attachment to nature, unique writing style, and his universal approach to Indianness make every one of his novels a masterpiece.

  Education News  

Vijaybhoomi University Partners With SIDBI For Skill To Enterprise Module

BW Education, May 13th, 2022

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with Vijaybhoomi University under its 'Mission Swavalamban' campaign to promote entrepreneurial education for skilled youths who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship as a preferred career choice.

NEP gives freedom of choice for skill development: AICTE chief

The Hindu, May 8th, 2022

The new National Education Policy (NEP) gives more freedom of choice for skill development to the students of vocational courses with its multidisciplinary approach and gives due weightage to all types of skills, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil D. Sahasrabudhe said here on Saturday.

Centre: New school curriculum to be ‘rooted in Indian, local context

Hindustan Times, April 22nd, 2022

Incorporating an Indian knowledge system rooted in the local context, developing “pride in India”, and doing away with the culture of rote learning are among the key guidelines suggested by a mandate document released by the Union education ministry on Friday for the development of a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school textbooks in India.

  Faculty Fundas    

The Digital Education Revolution

Technology has begun to infiltrate the education process. The education system is now at the cusp of Education 4.0, which aligns itself with Industry 4.0. The focus has now shifted to smart technology, artificial intelligence and robotics. 



Shipra Pandey, Assistant Professor, JAGSOM
Vijaybhoomi University


Therefore, students should be taught about these cyber-physical systems to prepare them for the evolving industries. The cyber-physical systems are integrated into various industries, and are inevitably affecting the required skills for employees. According to World Economic Forum report of 2016 “More than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today” by 2020. Universities are required in current scenario to evolve as technology is advancing and prepare the students for their future. This can be done by encouraging the remote learning using digital means, and also having face-to-face interaction to apply practical skills.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught students how to adapt quickly to new situations. The adoption of digital technologies in the pandemic has increased exponentially in education industry which has transformed the entire traditional education processes. This can be seen in popular learning platforms like Coursera, Udemy, to name a few. They have completely made learning of new skills such as MS Word, MS Excel more convenient and easy. The video conferencing applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex, have provided the medium to deliver quality education to students. Hence, Distance Learning or E- Learning has become possible due to digitalization. The three segments which are crucial to strengthen digitalization are 1) digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen; 2) governance and services on demand; 3) digital empowerment of citizen. However, there are various challenges along with the benefits which digitalization provides in education industry. The digital addiction like game addiction, social media addiction and internet addiction has become a very common issue among young generation. The thinking skill of the children are hampered and the creativity and innovation is missing from children. Since, every information is available on web, so not every person has the right information. It has changed into a tranquil security danger. The radiation released from these devices has harmful impact on one’s body. Therefor, there needs to be a balance between face to face interaction and E-learning to have a healthy lifestyle. It is necessary to that we don’t become slave of this digitalization rather use it in a more efficient and productive way.

JAGSOM (Jagdish Sheth School of Management) which is part of Vijaybhoomi University focuses to develop ‘T’ shaped professionals aligned with that of “Industry 4.0”. At Vijaybhoomi University, we believe education should encourage innovation, social responsibility and cognitive flexibility. We strongly emphasize decoding the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and abilities that are required to prepare the young generation for future. The curriculum is designed in such a way that helps students to have multidisciplinary and liberal education. Vijaybhoomi university is the first in the country to successfully blend the liberal framework into professional streams by making it one of its kind “Liberal Professional University”.


  Week Gone By  

Cricket with Jamrung Team

If one inquired of any Indian about their national sport, the answer would be hockey. But if you ask them what sport should be the national sport, the answer invariably comes down to cricket. This phenomenon arises out of the extreme popularity of cricket in India. From kids playing it in the streets using a cheap ball to hundreds, if not thousands of teens and adults playing professionally across platforms like district, state, national, or even on an amateur basis.

So it should come as no surprise that during the cricket season, Vijaybhoomi also participated in a series against the Jamrung team. The match was organized by the Sujith Sir, and the Sports Committee. The series was decided in 3 matches with 6 overs each. 

On Sunday, both the teams reached the grounds by 6:30 AM. Both the teams played their hardest and Team Vijaybhoomi won with a score of 2-1.

   Student Quotes    

It was a fun game. I made some new friends from the village. Our team won the series, and all were proud.”


           Dixit Soni, BBA, 2nd year JAGSoM, Vijaybhoomi University



A beautiful Mother’s day celebration

On the 8th of May this year, Vijaybhoomi university hosted a Mother’s day celebration for the students who were present on campus away from their homes.

The event started off with the host of the event, Aswini Patro sharing his experience with his mother and talking about how she is an integral part of his identity.

Next was a speech by Pratyush Chaturvedi where he talked about his relationship with his mother and about what love is. This was followed by speeches by President Sanjay Padode and Mrs. Kalpana Padode who shared their feelings and thoughts on the topic.

After the speeches, Harnish Dave and his team performed a beautiful rendition of Luka Chuppi by A.R. Rahman followed by his original. The event ended with the showing of a short film.

  Student Quotes    


'A goal without a guide is a wish’, That guide in my life is my mother. It was a great experience speaking and listening about Mother's Day. The short film and the music performance were the highlights..


               Pratyush Chaturvedi, BBA 1st year, JAGSoM, Vijaybhoomi University


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What are the treks around the campus like?


The University is surrounded by the Sahyadri range on 3 sides. There are almost 265 waterfalls in the area surrounding the campus, which makes it a beautiful and one-of-a-kind experience trekking.

Places like Kothligad, Panduranga, and Solanpada Dam are hotspots to trek and spend your time. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Bhimashankar, is situated on the other side of one of the mountains, which is an 8 hours trek overall.

Treks are organized during the weekends when most of the students are free from their academic schedules. Students register with the Sports Committee a few days in advance and also attend drill sessions by PEP Faculty, specifically run for longer and difficult treks.

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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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