Discovery of the Week   

YourStory Matters

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

Shradha Sharma born on 6th July 1980 in Patna Bihar is an influencer, founder, and CEO of the famous blog page called the YOUR STORY media, she did her bachelor’s and master’s in history from Stephen’s College Delhi. She also pursued her MBA from the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA).




Shradha Sharma, CEO, YourStory


Sharma started her career as a brand advisor in The Times of India, later she went on to become the vice president of CNBC TV18. Sharma is also the winner of the prestigious fortune 40 under 40. She is also the winner of numerous awards such as the VILLGRO Journalist of the year in 2010, 2015 she was listed among the 500 Linked in influencers around the world the same year she also won the Loreal Paris Femina award for online influence, in 2016 she also won PAT memorial outstanding Alumnus award, same year won the award of Linked in’s most viewed CEO under Internet category.

In 2008 she started her dream company called YOUR STORY with years of experience on covering entrepreneurial stories as a journalist, she used all her expertise to make YOURSTORY the successful company that it is today.


YOURSTORY is an online news portal that covers news on entrepreneurship, startups, and their investments. It primarily covers Indian businesses that are startups and promotes the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem. YOURSTORY is quite famous for its articles in the online news world for its news coverages on companies like SNAPDEAL, FLIPKART, KALAAGE etc.

YOURSTORY is backed by MR. Ratan Tata sir, it has also raised a 5 million series A funding Ratan Tata, Kallaari capital, TV Mohandas Pai.

The venture with more than 100 people on its rolls has generated about 70000 articles in 12 languages collectively reaching up to 200 million people. YOURSTORY is attaining about 12.5 to 5 million views on its page and 6 million unique visitors in a month.

Sharma believes that people would be more successful if they did not constantly seek validation for themselves from others. “don’t wear the labels that the world puts on you” is what she stands by. Looking at Sharma’s story it is very evident that if you are passionate about something you must work hard to achieve it.


  Education News  

Internationalisation of Higher Education in India: UGC brings regulations in accordance with NEP, 2020

IndiaTV, Jan 9th, 2023

New Education Policy 2020: The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as a guiding document pushed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to introduce the regulations for internationalisation of Higher Education in India. This involves the holistic development of students and their respective career paths.

ICAI develops new curriculum to standardise commerce and accounting education in India

India Today, Jan 6th, 2023

The ICAI has developed a new curriculum to standardise commerce and accounting education in India. It is now awaiting government approval.

Equity, quality, and egalitarianism essential to National Educational Policy: Educational experts

Times Now News, Jan 14th, 2023

A section of educational experts and academicians raised concerns on the implementation of the National Educational Policy.

  Faculty Fundas    

Procrastination:  What it is? & Why one does it?

Most of us procrastinate at one time or another. Statistics vary widely, but some of the numbers suggest 95% of us are occasional offenders, with habitual procrastination possibly affecting about 20% of the population.


Dr. Santhosh Dadhambe, CMO, Vijaybhoomi University


To clarify the problem, we need to start with the definition of procrastination. Common descriptions include:

  •         Postponing or delaying action
  •         To put off doing something out of habitual laziness or neglect
  •         Deferring or rescheduling planned activities for something less important

Procrastinating behavior is characterized as delaying, needless, and detrimental. Purposeful, needed, or desired action is delayed despite expecting negative results due to the delay.

We can summarize procrastination as the decision to delay action with the clear expectation that the delay will negatively impact desired outcomes.

Typical causes of procrastination

By definition, procrastination is making defective or bad decisions about when to act. This excludes prioritization decisions that are made to address legitimate time constraints. Overcoming procrastination effectively requires that these causes be examined and addressed. Causes given for procrastination include:

Overcoming procrastination to address unpleasant tasks Tasks being unpleasant or boring

Feeling overwhelmed

Feeling stressed

Fear of failure or success

Fear of the unknown

Lack of personal relevance, meaning or interest

Lack of confidence or self-doubt

Poor time management habits

What does this tell us? Emotions clearly influencing decision making. Feelings of fear, doubt and uncertainty are evident in the listed causes. Lack, an expression of unmet need, is also heavily represented. Although emotions are negatively impacting the choice to act, they are providing information.

Preventing procrastination

Preventing procrastination is overcoming procrastination in advance. Making decisions is often a key area for procrastination and is a good place to focus prevention efforts. Continuing with our focus on decision making, here are some ideas that can aid in avoiding delayed action or choice.

Set aside time to reflect and work through your life decisions. The self-knowledge that comes from these choices can reduce fear, uncertainty, and doubt that can cause procrastination.

Take notice of emotions negatively impacting decisions. They can be signaling the need for a decision that could prevent later inaction.

Choose relationships that support accountability. We can all use help in getting things done.

Overcoming procrastination is choosing to make a better decision. Next time you are procrastinating, look for the missing decision.


  Student Spotlight    


Kshirin Baldwa, TSM, Vijaybhoomi University

Nilay Samir Kale aka Mameluke is a rapper, singer-songwriter and a music producer.  

His Third EP, 'Social Awkwardness' released on 14th January 2023 which is about social awkwardness due to past experiences, substance dependency, paranoia, being an introvert, giving too much to the wrong people and being involved in a toxic relationship.



The Ep is targeted for anyone who’s going through those things and to help them feel seen in their ongoing struggles.

The first single of this EP, called 'Greens From Shillong' is already out and available on Spotify. Apart from that, Nilay has released two other EPs since 2020 by the names of ‘Portfolio Construction’ and ‘Rock Bottom of my Heart’.

“After being amongst so many talented musicians at TSM, I felt an inferiority complex. Which is why it took me almost two years to gather the strength and courage to drop new music. I worked really hard on 'Social Awkwardness' and I'm really happy that it came out exactly how I wanted it to. I had a great experience working with all the 8 artists featured in the EP. Social Awkwardness EP is out on all streaming platforms!” - Nilay Kale

  Week Gone By    

Lohri Celebration @ VU

Saarang Arora, B.Tech AI, INSOFE

As the winter season sweeps India off its feet, the Punjabi festival of Lohri came as a dear refuge for many. Lohri, a prominent festival in Punjab and surrounding regions of north India is believed by many to mark the winter solstice. Lohri culturally marks the end of the peak winter season and welcomes the longer days that eventually lead to the spring season.

As Vijaybhoomi university houses students from all cultures, the Students wanted to celebrate the passing of winter with the traditional Lohri bonfire. Students gathered around the bonfire and following tradition, threw offerings into the fire.

Following that, students started playing Lohri music and celebrated around the fire. Some students enjoyed the bonfire’s warmth while others danced to the tunes.

  Student Quotes    


"It is always great learning about the traditions and culture of a different part of India. While it is a single country, it manages to house such a diverse range of expression. Truly embodies “Unity in Diversity"

Pratyush Chaturvedi, BBA, JAGSoM





Interaction with Prateek Rampuria

Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

A zoom interaction took place with Prateek Rampuria at 4 pm on platform zoom for all VijayBhoomi University students. At the surface level, the session was about how to kickstart one’s career in Banking and Financial services (BFSI). The session covered various topics such as Understanding the financial Universe, Aligning our interests with career, skills needed and the future in BFSI.

Prateek is currently associated with Anand Rathi Wealth Management as Account Manager. Prateek enthusiastically covered each and every topic and engaged with the students at Vijayhoomi University with a smile on his face. The students too got important inputs on how to kick start one’s career in BFSI and enjoyed the session to the fullest.

  Student Quotes    


"ThematiX is a great initiative! Prateek's session on Kick-starting Careers in BFSI was engaging and profoundly shaped us with new lenses to watch Finance, Insurance, and the Banking Industry. Rather than emphasising bookish knowledge, he was fair enough with the students to take our questions and share his experiences and inputs which was fruitful. I loved it."

T. Aswini Patro, BBA, JAGSoM




  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

Joining Committees apart from studies in Vijaybhoomi University?


Shritika Dubey, Vijaybhoomi School of Law

Studying in a University is the most essential part but besides studies there should be an extra responsibility for a student so that he/she can learn to be disciplined in life regarding punctuality, style of work and knowledge. 

A student cannot continuously concentrate on studies so that Vijaybhoomi University makes each student mandatory to join at least one committee e.g., sports committee, hostel management, etc. Students here enjoy the work from the committees and help in handling the extra loaded work together. 

These committees contribute an essential part in shaping a student’s future, teaching them how to handle a committee, managing people, and gaining knowledge out of the box. 



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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.


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rs innovation and scholarship to impact practice and communities


Nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.