Discovery of the Week  

The Multi-talented Star

Palak Muchhal was born in Indore on March 30, 1992, to a Maheshwari Marwari family.

Muchhal became a member of Kalyanji-Anandji Little Star, a group of young singers when she was four years old.



   Palak Muchhal, Indian playback singer


When she was seven years old, she spent a week singing in shops in her hometown of Indore to raise money for the families of Indian soldiers killed in the Kargil War of 1999. Her efforts were widely covered in Indian media, and she raised a total of 25,000 rupees. Later that year, she performed at a benefit concert for the victims of the 1999 Odisha cyclone. Later that year, a series of charity shows were held, with a total of $225,000 raised. This money was used to fund five children's heart surgeries in Bangalore and Indore's Bhandari Hospital. To help Muchhal in her efforts to save the lives of children at a relatively low cost, T. Choithram Hospital of Indore halved the cost of surgery from ₹80,000 to ₹40,000, and one of its surgeons, Dhiraj Gandhi, decided to waive his fee for cases brought in by Muchhal. Muchhal raised approximately one million rupees in 2001 for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake. 

Muchhal began her career as a professional playback singer in Bollywood in 2011, but her efforts to help children with heart disease continued. Her fundraising efforts in August 2015 helped to save the lives of 800 children. She and her brother have saved the lives of 2,200 children as of October 2020. On December 8th, their incredible work will reach a new high point as they prepare to complete 1000 heart surgeries to save poor children from heart disease. Muchhal performs around 40 songs per show on average, including popular Bollywood songs, Ghazals, and Bhajans. 

Muchhal can sing in Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Odia, Assamese, Rajasthani, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Sindhi, and Malayalam, among other languages.

  Education News  

Importance of Liberal Subjects in creating T-shaped professionals

The Times Of India, May 26th, 2022

With the advent of the 21st century, the professional world has been seeking analytical thinkers, solution providers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The prevailing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity times in the era of more predictability of sustenance are further augmenting the need for a more wholesome understanding of one’s purpose of existence.

NEP 2020 is knowledge document of 21st century: Union education minister

India Today, May 29th, 2022

nion Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attended a roundtable on the Implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) on Saturday, at Symbiosis International University Pune. Addressing the event, the union education minister remarked that NEP 2020 is a knowledge document of the 21st century. He went on to say that NEP 2020 aims to promote the overall development of an individual and has the objective of making education accessible to everyone.

Here’s what India’s higher education ecosystem needs today | VIEW

India Today, May 13th, 2022

From a layman’s perspective, imparting subjective knowledge and triggering mental development are the two main objectives of education. But from a scholar’s point of view, education enables and empowers people and it provides them with diverse knowledge, expertise and skills. Education equips people with basic values and ethics to make them sharp enough to deal with the real world. 

  Faculty Fundas    

Nationalism in Wagner’s Music

Richard Wagner is a figure that inspires conflicting emotions in people to this day. He was born in Leipzig in 1813. During his early career, he struggled to gain recognition and acclaim for his works. From his perspective, his contemporaries mocked and scorned his operas because they misunderstood them.




Vivek Pal, TSM, Vijaybhoomi University


The noted critic Eduard Hanslick had remarked on The Prelude to Tristan and Isolde in 1868 that it “reminded (him) of the old Italian painting of a martyr whose intestines are slowly unwound from his body on a reel.

He was politically exiled to Zurich and Paris for more than a decade because of his involvement in the May 1849 Dresden insurrection. At this point, he paused to take stock of his career and the place of arts in modern society. He wanted to reform opera and the world itself, and in a certain way, he did exactly that. Today he is hailed as one of the greatest composers of heroic and dramatic operas and the genius creator of the leitmotif. However, he is equally reviled for his blatantly anti-Semitic views – something he did not shy away from writing extensively about. 

The effects of Wagner’s anti-Semitic writings were felt well into the 20th century. Though it is incorrect to hold Wagner responsible for the crimes committed against the Jews during the Second World War, it is well known that his music and writings were influential among members of the Nazi Party. On the fiftieth anniversary of Wagner’s death (1933 – also the year of Hitler’s ascension to power), the German-Nordic Richard Wagner Society for Germanic Art and Culture published the following appeal:

Just as Richard Wagner created Der Ring des Nibelungen out of faith in the German spirit, it is the mission of the German people ... to reflect upon themselves and to complete the organization of the German people, through which, in addition, all the ideal aspirations of the German-Nordic Richard Wagner Society will maintain a real political impact on the state, the nation, and the world around us in the national Germanic spirit of Richard Wagner.

From its beginnings, the Nazi Party was linked in some way or other to Wagner. These links only grew stronger as the years progressed. No other composer and his music are as strongly associated with the ideologies of the Third Reich. Wagner was named patron composer of the Nazi Party. A number of the concentration camps of World War II had their own orchestras meant for the entertainment of the Nazi guards. Music was used as a form of torture in these camps, with inmates being forced to sing while working hard manual labor or to play while being beaten. Music was played during executions, hangings, and mass shootings.

Nationalism and patriotism have a thin line between them. Many composers through the ages have used music as a medium to express their patriotic feelings or to inspire such feelings in others. like Wagner had a much more powerful political agenda and had harmful effects on the following generations. Nonetheless, he has left behind a legacy of music loved by generations.  


  Week Gone By  

AI is Cool

For students, getting advice from those who have already reached their goals is a very enriching experience. In order to provide that opportunity to interact with an industry professional, Dr. Thejus Kartha From the INSOFE school of data science organized a Workshop with Mr. Abhishek Agarwal who currently works for ORACLE.

The workshop, as evidenced by the name “The Cool Stuff & The Cook-up”, was about making stuff, particularly in the field of data science. The workshop aimed to inform the students about the process of building projects and about what to expect in regard to employment in the future.

The session started off with an introduction of the speaker and a brief of what the takeaways of the session would be. Mr. Abhishek then proceeded to tell about his own past and about his introduction to software development. He then explained what the general pattern with software development looks like. First comes curiosity regarding the working of certain software, which then leads to inquisitiveness about how to replicate it and improve on certain aspects, thus building some new stuff.

The session then diverted to the types of employment one can find in the world of software development and the differences between them. Mr. Abhishek also elaborated on the usage and implementation of AI-ML in the future of this industry.

The Session ended with a Q&A session where the students attending brought up some thought-evoking questions regarding the material discussed in the session.

   Student Quotes    

The session was very enlightening in terms of what to expect when we start to aim for employment."


          Saarang Arora, INSOFE School of Data Science Vijaybhoomi Universitty



Hip-Hop Night @VU

In the mid-1970s, There was an artistic revolution brewing in the Bronx area of New York. The African-American, Latin-American, and Caribbean-American communities started to artistically express themselves and their struggles against the system. Over the years, it developed into an art form that intrinsically allowed performers to freely express themselves in front of their audiences.

This Artstyle, which came to be collectively known as Hip-Hop, became a global phenomenon. This phenomenon has now even reached VijayBhoomi University, where a Hip-Hop night was organized for artists interested in rapping, beatboxing, or Hip-Hop production.

The event included both individuals and groups performing their musical blend of rapping and beatboxing. The crowd was very immersed in the performances and was quite enthusiastic. The performers themselves were giving an energetic and spirited performance that touched upon their feelings and other issues.

  Student Quotes    


“I enjoyed the event very much. Being on stage with others who are also passionate about the same thing as I was an exhilarating experience."


               Shashwat, INSOFE School of Data Science Vijaybhoomi University


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Vijaybhoomi University is actually known as UNIQVERSITY because of its unique features which take the students through multiple opportunities to build up their own selves. 

The space has been designed to ensure holistic development for one and all helping the youngsters to enquire, equip, endeavor, empower and adapt to change. This University will provide you with every talent and mindset that a student must-have.

Being a Liberal means to set free your minds for the wings to fly for success and knowledge. Students would be amazed to spend such functional and enjoyable years at Vijaybhoomi. It will definitely lead you to a different experience from what you will acknowledge in the other colleges for it attains a better understanding from the student's perspective.


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  About Vijaybhoomi    

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