Discovery of the Week  

India's Favorite Audio Brand

On March 4th, Aman Gupta was born in New Delhi. BOAT's co-founder and director of marketing is Aman Gupta. The largest electronic ear wearers company in India, BOAT is one of the top headset equipment brands with a staggering 27.3 percent market share. Aman is a businessman with a good education. The Institutes of Chartered Accountants in India later granted him certification as a Chartered Accountant. The Kellogg Graduate School of Management also awarded him a second Master of Business Administration.





Aman Gupta, Co-Founder, boAt Lifestyle



After finishing his education, Aman Gupta worked in a variety of positions. He was the powerful manufacturer of audio products Harman International's Director of India Sales. He established a "ship" in 2016. "Fashionable audio equipment" was first being sold on the "ship". For two years, they offered speakers, travel chargers, headphones, earphones, headphones, and rugged luxury packages. In the first two years, they generated domestic sales of Rs 100 million. Before earning a Bachelor of Business degree from Delhi University, Gupta attended Delhi Public School.

As the custodian company of BOAT, Image Marketing is one of Aman Gupta's primary professional interests. He worked in numerous places after completing his studies. Then, in 2016, he launched a "boat" startup. The "boat" began transacting in "hot audio products." They have been offering durable cables, travel chargers, speakers, and high-end headphones and earphones for the past two years. They achieved home sales of Rs 100 crore. Studies estimate Aman Gupta's net worth to be $95 million. The estimated net worth of Aman Gupta is billions of dollars. He has a successful business and is close to reaching the million dollar mark. The boAt, which was founded in 2015, generated Rs 500 crore in revenue during the fiscal year 2020, an increase of 108.8% from the year before. BoAt offers heavy-duty cables, stereo headphones, portable chargers, and headphones. The boAt is currently available in 5,000 stores and is supported by 20 distributors. The company promises to sell more than 10,000 devices per day and four million units per year and has already served 20 million Indians. In 2019, he won the Businessworld Young Entrepreneur Award. In 2020, he was the winner of Super 30 CMO's. In 2020, he won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2020, he was in the list of 40 under 40 Achievers by Businessworld.


  Education News  

NEP 2020 two years celebration Updates: 200 virtual labs, Vidya Amrit Portal among newly launched initiatives

The Indian Express, July 29th, 2022

As the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 completes two years today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched a slew of initiatives in the education and skill sectors at an event in New Delhi. From 200 virtual labs to a mobile app for public consultation surveys for National Curriculum Framework, several new initiatives were launched for students and educators.

National Testing Agency announces the opening of its first JEE centers in Washington, Moscow

Prag News, July 31st, 2022

International centers for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, India's most popular engineering entrance exam, have opened for the first time in cities such as Washington, DC, Moscow, and Ottawa, as the National Testing Agency (NTA) decided to expand beyond Southeast and West Asia.

New UGC portal to offer over 23,000 free online courses

India Today, July 29th, 2022

The University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Thursday that more than 23,000 higher education courses, including programmes in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and early childhood care, will now be free to access on a new web platform.

  Faculty Fundas    

Apprenticeship Based BE (Software Engineering): Pathways to Build Employable 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.

  Student Memoir    

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In today’s issue, we have Pragya Agarwal, a 1st-year B.Mus student. This creative girl has let out her feelings and emotions about this new “home” around the mountains, and the new people she has met, in the form of poetry.


And, I’m Home

Where fog meets the clouds
And rains all the time
Water falls and falls and falls
Trees, snakes, crabs and fireflies
Oh…fireflies….saw you first time
And, I’m home…
People start talking People stop talking And everyone has a problem with you You feel low, you get ignored It’s their loss, should not matter to you You’re home… Here is where the peace is The lap of nature should heal me Let’s get wet in the rain Or the pool or the lake Let’s sleep in the wild away from the pain Yes, I can feel the music And, I’m home…

  Week Gone By    

Music Basics For All

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” - Henry Ford


At VijayBhoomi University, one might expect to find the spirit of learning rampant among all the students. Each student takes up courses that are beyond their specific field of study in order to attain a better education. While students themselves are enthusiastic, they often find themselves unable to dedicate themselves to a particular course due to an unfamiliarity with the subject which develops an apprehension toward learning new things. In order to fix that, the True School of Music at VijayBhoomi University has come up with a solution.


Last week, TSM announced the commencement of some of its Music 101 courses and masterclasses. These courses offer an insight into various topics related to music like music production, Raag, and pitch. These classes are aimed at absolute beginners who might not know about the basics of these topics. These lectures are aimed to develop a sense of familiarity with the course matter in order to help them understand these topics.

  Student Quotes    


“I was a little hesitant to take up courses relating to pitch as while I was interested, I did not know anything about it. I didn’t want my interests to interfere with my transcript. With the Music 101s, I can at least try them out before opting for a course”


              Saarang Arora, 1st-year B.Tech., INSOFE school of data science, VijayBhoomi universityy



Competitive spirit

It is the monsoon season at VijayBhoomi University. During this season, most people let lethargy take them over. They rest in an armchair, sipping on tea and eating onion fritters. Well, that should be the case for most people but here at Vijaybhoomi University, the students are full of energy and ready to take on the world. 


In order to dispel that energy in a creative and productive way, the student council of VU organized a small sports tournament among the four houses of VijayBhoomi University, Mambas, Wolves, Hawks, and Sharks. The houses competed against each other in tug of war and dodgeball. As soon as the competition was announced, the houses quickly scrambled to assemble their best teams for the tournament.


The tournament was very hyped up amongst the students and it drew many spectators as well. During the matches, the students cheered for their teams with gusto. The tournament ended on the 27th of July.


  Student Quotes    


“I came with bandaids in my pockets and left with a win..


           Soham Kundu, B.Des, Vijaybhoomi School of Design Vijaybhoomi University


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What is the Internship Program at VU like?


A student is eligible to participate in the Industry Internship Program, only after he/she has completed 100 credits.

The Vijaybhoomi University's industry internship program, which lasts for one term, i.e., about 3 months, gives students the opportunity to work with companies and startups of their choice, build corporate connections, and find out the work culture of their liking early on.

Students of the first batch of Vijaybhomi University have secured internships with technology businesses, new-age startups, and educational institutions.


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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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