Discovery of the Week  

Calmness Makes The Task Easier

Captain Monica Khanna safely landed a Spicejet plane flying from Patna to Delhi that caught fire. A Boeing 737 flying from Patna to Delhi had to make an emergency landing after one of her plane's engines caught fire mid-flight. Her perseverance saved the lives of 185 passengers. She turned off the affected engine immediately and safely landed the plane at Patna airport. She and First Officer Balpreet Singh Bhatia performed an overweight landing.  







"Captain Monica Khanna and first officer Balpreet Singh Bhatia handled the incident admirably. "They were calm throughout & handled the aircraft well. They are experienced officers & we’re proud of them,” Gurcharan Arora, Chief of flight operations, SpiceJet said, as quoted by ANI. The fire was allegedly started by a bird strike. Several people have praised Captain Khanna's bravery, claiming that she remained calm and alert throughout the emergency.

Anand Mahindra appreciated Khanna’s heroic act. “Yes. But our hope is that with more examples like Captain Monica Khanna’s, we eventually won’t have any need to point out ‘women's power.’ It’ll just be heroic ‘people.’ That will be true equality,” he tweeted.

People all around the World were praising her to save the passenger's lives with skillful handling. When a SpiceJet flight from Patna to Delhi caught fire mid-flight, Captain Monica Khanna kept her cool and skillfully landed the plane, saving many lives in the process. Monica Khanna is an accomplished SpiceJet Limited pilot. Khanna's quick thinking and expertise while flying the plane went viral. She has received praise from social media users and airline executives for saving her passengers' lives. Since then, she has amassed a sizable social media following, with many people praising her for her bravery during the current incident.

  Education News  

UGC’s Gender Champions to ensure gender parity at the campus

Education Times, June 22nd, 2022

To create an encouraging environment for girls at schools and colleges, UGC is asking educational institutions to enrol responsible leaders to create positive social norms that value the girls and their rights. The leaders will aim at strengthening the potential of young students to advocate for gender equality and monitor progress toward gender justice.

UpGrad INSOFE Becomes South & SE Asia’s Largest Data Science Faculty

India Education Diary, June 7th, 2022

upGrad INSOFE, a top data science institute in India and a 100% subsidiary of higher EdTech leader – upGrad, becomes the largest Southeast Asian EdTech player with the highest number of dedicated faculty in Data Science and AI Departments.

Role of Artificial Intelligence in higher education in India | Sinzy Silvester | Program – Head | BCA | IFIM College

The People Management, June 22nd, 2022

Artificial Intelligence encroached into education system before pandemic in the form of Hi google, ‘Cortana’ by Windows, and ‘Siri’ by Apple as the use of mobile is extensive in India. A real life example which helps students 24/7 is socrati by google LLC has AI integrated in it in the form of image to text service, which helps students answer and solve problems .

  Faculty Fundas    


Music and entertainment are among the fastest-growing industries today, globally and in India. Digital media and the internet have broken down the geographical boundaries, making the entire global population a potential audience to music and entertainment.




Prof. Venkatesh Sunkad
INSOFE School of Data Science,
Vijaybhoomi University


While considering potential career opportunities in music and entertainment, it is very common for many to limit their thinking.

On December 30, 2019, an AI-driven health monitoring platform called BlueDot spotted a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases occurring in Wuhan, China. The Canadian company sent out a warning to its customers the next day — December 31. They had identified what would come to be known as COVID-19 a week before the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in USA or 2 weeks before WHO was able to spot it. Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has played a key role in identifying and addressing the pandemic.

Before the arrival of Covid-19, many technology executives were expressing uncertainty about their investments in machine learning (ML), and dissatisfaction with the ways their organizations were adopting it. Since the pandemic, according to World Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs Report,” 50 per cent of businesses say COVID-19 has pushed them to accelerate automation in their organizations.

The recent hiring trend is a forward indicator of the future workforce. The latest survey by the leading professional and social connect company “LinkedIn” has determined the top two highest paid jobs are “AI engineer” and “Data Engineer. A couple of years ago it was a “software programmer”. So the future workforce should be “Data Savvy” meaning that everybody should be comfortable with digital technology and should be able to translate whatever the results the AI models give out into real business tangible actions and to production AI solutions.

Not every job in the field of data science involves coding and engineering. There are a lot of jobs like “Media Curator” who needs to understand how data from media can be made useful to Data Science but does not involve coding. However, if you want to be in the technical field, the most important skill sets are coding, a good foundation in mathematics and statistics, Machine Learning, AI fundamentals and cloud architecture. Another very important aspect to be good in AI is critical thinking which is the bedrock of Data Science.
If you look at India particularly there may be a handful of institutions that can create the environment and teaching that would really cater to the needs of the industry. One such institution is Vijaybhoomi University where I am the Dean for the “INSOFE School of Data Science” which is a centre of excellence in digital and disruptive technologies. We have dedicated degree programs both at Bachelor’s (BE in AI) and Master’s (MTech in AI) levels. These programs are in collaboration with the International School of Engineering (INSOFE) and Vijaybhoomi University. The most important aspect of all these programs is that nearly 50% of the time is spent on “hands-on training” with real-world problems which according to me at an undergraduate level would be the first in India. This would make the students “industry ready” starting from how to analyse data, build models and finally produce the solution.

In addition to being trained in AI and ML, the students are also intensively trained in other disruptive technologies like Block-Chain, IoT, Robotics, etc. Once the students are comfortable with fundamentals then they can adapt to the ever-changing world. AlsoVijaybhoomi follows a liberal professional education which is very critical for a successful career in data science because problems are no more one-dimensional but multi-dimensional which needs 360-degree thinking. One of the examples I always give is autonomous or self-driving cars. When a kid suddenly comes in front of the car, today if a human is driving they make a decision to avoid the kid which may result in the car hitting another vehicle or a structure. However, if it is a “self-driving car “should the car protect its passengers or the kid in front of it. These are called “moral algorithms” that an AI engineer should design, knowledge of humanities, law and other aspects play a very critical role here.
Overall, the post-pandemic world will look very different from the way we were used to. At the centre of this revolution will be AI/ML/Data Science. Truly this will be the “coming of AI Age” in the next decade.

  Week Gone By    

Yoga day celebration

Yoga is a phenomenon that has taken over the world. Originating in the Vedas, yoga has grown to be more than just a tool that is used to reach enlightenment. For some, it has become a way of life.

 In order to celebrate yoga and all the things that come with it, VijayBhoomi University recently celebrated World Yoga Day on campus. The students were asked to wear matching clothes so as to provide a sense of uniformity and unification and then were instructed to sit down cross legged.

The Event was led by Mr. Sujith along with the sports faculty and two student volunteers. The event proceeded in a manner typical to that of a hatha yoga session and ended with a wave of serenity washing over the participants. As if responding to the energy felt from the sports block, the bright and sunny day calmed down to a peaceful, tranquil evening.

  Student Quotes    


“Everytime I perform yoga, it reminds me of the first time I did it. That is because for me the peace gained from yoga never gets old.”


               Saarang Arora, INSOFE School of data science, Vijaybhoomi University



A Win for the MAMBAS

Recently, In order to present the Mambas for their excellent performance in the sports carnival hosted at VijayBhoomi University between the various houses, a felicitation ceremony was hosted. The sports faculty of VijayBhoomi University, led by mr. Sujith, prepared appropriate accolades in order to appreciate the effort each individual put into making the sports carnival a success.

In order to felicitate the winners, all the houses were assembled in the sports block. The individual as well as the teams who won their respective events were awarded with medals and trophies pertaining to their events. For many, it was an emotional and joyous moment. Players celebrated with vigour when their names were called out.

Finally, after the players received their accolades, the main star of the show was brought in. a giant trophy built for the winning house was brought to the limelight and all the winners from Mambas were called to receive the trophy.

There was an infectious cheer going all around the sports block from the mambas present there, feeling proud of their peers and of their house. The winners all had a great photo session and the event ended with feelings of camaraderie welling up amongst the students.

  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What is Vijaybhoomi Riding School?


Horseback-riding sports have been popular since ancient times. For this reason, at the start of the year, we started a horse riding school, which comes under PEP activities and will make our university students different from others. 

We've also given the horses names like Babu, Tufan, Kewali, and Veeru. Students who have chosen horseback riding as a PEP activity get up early in the morning and walk down to the ground to choose their favorite horse to ride.

Riding horses teaches responsibility to riders and even more so to people who care for horses. If horseback riding is your passion, you may enroll at this university to become a professional while earning your degree.



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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


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