Discovery of the Week  

How to discover yourself like Raj?

Mr. Raj Shamani’s family suffered a huge setback when his father was hit by a diabetic attack in 2013. Still in his teens, Mr. Shamani suddenly had to assume the financial responsibilities of his entire family. However, he took the challenge in his stride, discovered what he was naturally good at, and started out on his entrepreneurial journey at the young age of 16 years. His story is a stellar example of focusing on what you have and taking action to achieve what you want, rather than drowning in the shortcomings of life.   





 Raj Shamani, Founder, Shamani Industries


“I was not inclined towards education and had speech issues. Studying hard to get a job was out of the question. I just had one choice: to support my family financially. The only way I could do that was by starting a business.” 

Self-admittedly, Mr. Shamani knew how to sell and build a network, and that’s what he did. He borrowed INR 10,000 from his father and joined his father’s struggling soap-making business. To learn soap making he drew from his father’s expertise and resources online and competed with big brands like Pril and Vim head-on. 

Mr. Shamani never shied away from doing something different. He applied his own business acumen and innovated in sales strategy. For instance, unlike big brands which give detergent sachets for sampling, Mr. Shamani chose to give away free 500 ml bottles of his liquid detergent. This was a huge success and also gave him an important life lesson – “to give before you take”.

"By this time I had learned the lesson which is the reason for all the success I have which is to give. All I ever did before was ask and expect things to be handed to me without me giving them anything in return. Shamani industries started with the rule and I gave and gave."

Now 24 years, Mr. Raj Shamani is the youngest Indian to have spoken at the United Nations Assembly in Vienna and has given TEDx Talks and keynote speeches the world over. Today, his company has a turnover of over INR 200 crores. 


  Education News  

Applying for online, distance learning? Check these UGC-issued cautionary guidelines

Mint, Sept 12th, 2022

The University grants Commission (UGC) has issued cautionary guidelines for students seeking admission in open and distance learning programmes. The cautionary guidelines include ensuring equivalence of qualification with conventional mode, and non-inclusion in the list of prohibited courses.

Ministry Of Education Inaugurates Shikshak Parv To Take NEP Forward, Award Teachers

NDTV, Sept 7th, 2022

Union Ministers Annapurna Devi and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh on Tuesday inaugurated Shikshak Parv which is being celebrated to felicitate teachers and to take the new National Education Policy (NEP) forward. The beginning of Shikshak Parv was marked with an inaugural conclave organized by the Ministry of Education, CBSE, AICTE and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

How does National Testing Agency decide NEET-UG topper?

Deccan Herald, Sept 8th, 2022

This year, four candidates scored the exact same percentile, 99.9997733, in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) [NEET-UG], yet the first rank went to just one—Tanishka from Rajasthan. AIR 2 went to Vatsa Ashish Batra from Delhi, while rank three was given to Hrishikesh Nagbhushan Ganguly, while Rucha Pawashe scored rank four. Both Ganguly and Pawashe are from Karnataka.

  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 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    

Ganpati Celebration on campus

Ganesh Chathurthi, the birthday of Lord Ganesha is celebrated for a period of 10 days and after the period of 10 days, the idol of Lord Ganesha is taken to a body of water and then immersed as an act of sending Lord Ganesh back to his home on Mount Kailash.

VijayBhoomi University also had the pleasure of hosting an idol of Lord Ganesha in campus. But as all things come, they must go as well. The time had come for VU to bid adieu to Lord Ganesha and see him off on his journey back home.

The students and faculty of VU escorted Lord Ganesha to the Solanpada dam in order to immerse the idol. There, the students and faculty bid their farewell to Lord Ganesha in the midst of fanfare and celebration.


  Student Quotes    


"It was a spiritual journey in the name of Lord Ganesha. Ganpatti Bappa Morya, Mangalmurti Morya.”


Dixit Soni, 3rd year BBA, JAGSoM Vijaybhoomi University



Producer’s showcase

On the 25th of August, a message was circulated amongst the students of VijayBhoomi University. The message invited the students wanting to show their producing talent off to the whole campus for a Producer’s showcase.

The message sent a ripple through the Students at the True School of Music at VijayBhoomi University. They scrambled to register for the event and started to prepare for the day of the performance. The students were given a preparation period of 14 days and on the day of the event, the students were ready.

The event itself was an exhilarating affair that attracted many students. The air was charged with excitement and people enjoyed all the performances very much. The students performed sets that were a mix of genres like pop, rock, dubstep, and EDM. The event ended with an amazing performance and the students left the venue anticipating the next showcase.

  Student Quotes    


“Rollercoaster of experiences learned to express and showcase way more than I could've ever imagined, Big Dub.


Soham Kundu, B.Des, VijayBhoomi School of Design


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What distinguishes the liberal arts from the liberal professional?


Vijaybhoomi University is a Liberal Professional University. A Liberal Arts curriculum focuses on building the critical and humanistic skills of an individual. Liberal Professional University like us covers skill development, and makes the student ready for the world, by making them a continuously employable citizen of the country. 

The best part is that the students become future-ready and learn to always keep learning and upgrading themselves.



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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 foste

rs innovation and scholarship to impact practice and communities


Nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.