Discovery of the Week   

Giving Wings to the Disabled

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

Neha Arora is the founder of the organisation called PLANET ABLED, which offers solutions for people with disabilities and accessible and inclusive travel solutions. Neha with a totally used-up degree up her sleeve worked in numerous companies such as HCL, Nokia, and Adobe before starting PLANET ABLED.


Neha Arora, Founder, Planet Abled


She herself was born to parents with disabilities. She knew all the problems faced by individuals facing disabilities while travelling, and she noticed that there was a huge gap in society when it came to travelling and leisure activities; there were only no avenues for this. This is the reason why Neha Arora started this initiative.

Her efforts in starting PLANET ABLED have been successful in a tremendous way as PLANET ABLED has been a recipient of many awards such as the NCPEDP-MPHASIS Universal Design award and Indian Responsible Tourism Award by outlook Traveler and World Travel Market London. The feather in the cap is the best innovative practice award at Zero Project Conference at UN Vienna in 2018. To have impacted the lives of people with disabilities in the world in a positive way.

Neha is a graduate of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre MMI program and recipient of the India inclusion summit fellowship for her work on Planet Abled. Neha has also conducted several workshops and awareness sessions about the amalgamation of people with disabilities in several corporate and various forums. She has also been delivering sessions on Social Entrepreneurship in universities and colleges including seminars organised by IIMs.

Neha Arora is a prime example of the quote “Proactive responding is the ability to listen to the other person’s feelings and empathise without taking responsibility for those feelings”.

  Education News  

Annual Status of Education Report 2022 flags widening learning gaps

TheHindu, Jan 18th, 2023

Annual Status of Education Report 2022 report shows that government schools saw a sharp rise in enrolment for the first time in 16 years; basic literacy levels of children have taken a big hit, with their reading ability as compared to numeracy skills worsening much more sharply and dropping to pre-2012 levels

Many barriers in legal education and profession; CLAT can be cracked only by those from English medium schools: CJI DY Chandrachud

Bar and Bench, Jan 21st, 2023

On access to knowledge platforms, the CJI advocated live-streaming of court proceedings, pointing out it would help those students of law who do not have good professors.

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    

Personal Branding – The Need of the Hour

Digital world has become an essential part of our life. For students, all digital platforms, whether it is networking websites like Facebook or Twitter or content websites like YouTube or Instagram, or their own blogs, all these platforms have become a day-to-day part of not just their personal life, but also their academic life.


Ratan Kumar, Assistant Professor, Vijaybhoomi University


Academic institutes, in India, as well as abroad, while selecting students for their graduate and undergraduate students, and companies while selective candidates for various job roles, along with checking students on various quality parameters and their academic performance, also give high importance to their activities in digital social life. They want to see and understand what are all activities a student does on these social media platforms. According to a study by Kaplan Study prep, online digital brand, which includes all digital activities by students, influence the decision-making of admission managers.  So, it is very important for students to present their best part on social media, create their personal brand using these online platforms, and maintain that for the long term. 

Each of these social media platforms has a different purpose for its users. For example, Facebook is all about sharing what is happening in your personal or professional lives, however, LinkedIn is only for making business connections. Instagram is all about sharing the soft side of life, fun, and color of life in terms of photographs or videos. YouTube is all about creating content, both personal and professional which is available to the public to view, comment on, or share. Essentially before starting to use all these platforms, students should understand the aim of these platforms so that they can get the best out of them, to build their personal brands.

Personal branding, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), is “what you’re known for and how people experience you. It’s about bringing who you are to what you do and how you do it.” For students, their personal branding is promoting their ideas, skills, knowledge, competencies, and achievements among their network, universities, or future employers where they want to start their dream jobs. This involves presenting the best part of you - your personality, communication, interpersonal skills, networking skills, hobbies, and passions. However, remember promotion is effective only if a product is of good quality and after-sales services are also good. Similarly, it is critical to develop required behavioral, leadership, and technical competencies; present them effectively on offline as well as online platforms; then continuously strive to improve them. That is the only way to build a long-term sustainable personal brand. As Rome was not built in a day, so for every person, it takes time to build a personal brand, both in the offline world as well as on social media.

At JAGSOM (Jagdish Sheth School of Management) which is part of Vijaybhoomi University, we focus on and help students to discover themself; develop the advanced management competencies with new-age specializations like music, law, and data science; and help students to present their skills and competencies effectively to the outer world with an aim to build their own personal brand which is effective and sustainable in long term. JAGSOM is the only B-School in India that has both its campuses – Bangalore as well Karjat campus – AACSB accredited, which is a gold standard in management institutions across the world.

  Student Spotlight    


Saarang Arora, B.Tech - AI, INSOFE

AlterLighting is the Branch of CCLE that provides students with active industry projects. Recently, Proctur provided students from VijayBhoomi University with internship opportunities via the AlterLighting program.

These students were employed by Proctur in various capacities like marketing intern and such similar positions.

  Week Gone By    

Life’s Success Mantras

Saarang Arora, B.Tech AI, INSOFE

VijayBhoomi university always strives to get students to look towards the future. In order to get students to learn from the best, a panel discussion was held in the Auditorium. The topic to be discussed was “Life’s Success Mantras” and a very illustrious panel was invited.

Mr. Rakesh Bamzai, President of India, Emerging Asia and Access market at Viatris, Mr. Ravi Garikipati, Ex-CTO at Flipkart and Mr. Ajay Vasudeva, Angel investor and advisor in deep tech were the panellists. Along with them, Prof. Rishi Kappal was the host for the session. The session happened at the Auditorium with the presence of Mr. Sanjay Padode and Mrs. Kritika Padode. 

Following the fruitful discussion, Villanova Junction along with Nicole and Harneesh, performed for the guests. Their amazing performances included Rock Songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

  Student Quotes    


"Honestly this has to be the best performance I've had so far and I mean it. The most unexpected yet marvellous experience. I was so grateful to have performed for our guests and I'm so happy I was able to entertain them. Thanks to my teachers and my band and this university for this opportunity and experience."

Khushi Gupta, BMus Contemporary Performance, TSM




Personallity Enhancement Program

Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

Personality Enhancement Program (PEP) is a compulsory course which the students of Vijaybhoomi University (The first liberal University) have to take up in order to successfully complete their respective courses.

Students can opt their choice out of two choices of slot provided to them, slot 1 is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while slot 2 is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Students can take up courses such as Gym, Strength and Conditioning, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Handball and many more. PEP not only helps us to keep us fit but also helps us to tackle the day to day stress of a student’s life.

  Student Quotes    


"I have enrolled in the Personality enhancement program, which provided me an opportunity to improve my fitness and build mental toughness. This is very essential for a student so that we can perform to the best of our abilities."

Eswar jaluvadi, MBA, JAGSOM



  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What activities are unique to VU?


Shritika Dubey, Vijaybhoomi School of Law

As we all know very few universities provide any adventurous activities to students. Vijaybhoomi creates a vast attraction with the help of these activities, nowadays students are more affectionate towards challenges and trekking could be a good idea apart from studies as studies already consists of so many different competitions and challenges. Students here actually enjoy trekking more than any activity and the nature here also contributes its sweetness towards the students. 

The weather makes it more fun for trekking, and this makes it a unique activity and participation with fun and a good exposure towards our beautiful earth. We are guided by our sports teacher who makes it easier and funnier to trek. There is a full responsibility towards students by the University. Generally we enjoy trekking every month and the whole year and we get to be involved with all the weather. 


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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.