Discovery of the Week   

Preserving Tradition

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

Tilak Mehta is really an inspiration to our generation, Tilak Mehta at the age of 13 has his own startup and he is a walking example that age is just a number. Tilak Mehta started his business in 2017 when he returned from his uncle’s house and realised that he had forgotten his book back at his uncle’s place. When Tilak Mehta asked his dad to get the book, he denied it as he was busy.



Tilak Mehta, Founder, Papers n Parcels


Then Tilak thinks about couriers which he found out to be very expensive at the cost which he could buy a new book, puzzled by his dilemma Tilak thought of how many people might be facing the same kind of dilemma on a daily basis and he wanted to find out a solution for this problem.

Since courier people take a lot of time to deliver and also is very costly Tilak wanted a solution that would overcome this and also deliver the products in a short span of time without much hassle for planning this startup the first thing that comes to the mind of Tilak was the Mumbai Dabbawalas because of their timely delivery, they are called the lifelines of Mumbai and also their network is all over Mumbai.

Thus started the company called “Papers and Parcels” the start of any milestone is not easy and so was the journey of “Papers and Parcels'' and the dedication that he had for his age was really fascinating. Impressed by his dedication, his father fully supported Tilak. He wanted his venture to be successful so to understand the businesses he started spending time with these Dabbawalas to understand the business, after getting a thorough knowledge of the business he started his own application, working hard day in and day out for a period of 8 months and when the app comes out it tends to be a huge success.

Before “Papers and Parcels” people would pay for same day delivery of goods in the range of 300 rs but with the introduction of “Papers and Parcels” the same service would be completed in 40 rs. It started with the concept of delivering goods up to 3kg anywhere in Mumbai. At the age of 13 Tilak was giving employment to 1000’s of people.

Today Tilak’s worth is around 100 crores. In 2019 he was invited to Ted Talks to share his story where he inspired many. He won the young entrepreneur title at the India Maritime awards in 2018, he is a Forbes panellist, he has been awarded global child prodigy 2020, he was also awarded youngest entrepreneur in logistics sector.        

  Education News  

Over 1.2 million students out of school, most of them at elementary level: Govt

Hindustan Times, Feb 8th, 2023

As many as 12,53,019 students from across the country are out of school in the year 2022-23, with the number of boys greater than girls, data submitted in Parliament revealed on Wednesday.

Why are over 60% IIT Bombay graduates opting for jobs not linked to their engineering branch?

Indian Express, Feb 10th, 2023

“This trend also raises the important question: why are we spending so much on engineering training that is ‘misallocated’ subsequently,” states the paper authored by Namit Agrawal, Sailakshmi Sreenath, Shishir K Jha and Anurag Mehra of the Centre for Policy Studies, IIT-Bombay.

UGC releases draft guidelines for environment education at UG level

The Indian Express, Feb 8th, 2023

According to the UGC, in the draft guidelines and curriculum framework for environment education six out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly linked to environmental protection and resource conservation.

  Faculty Fundas    

Anger: Nature, Expression, Management

Anger can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. Learn how to control it.


Santhosh Dadhambe, CMO, Vijaybhoomi University


What is anger?

Anger is “an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage,” according to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specialises in the study of anger. Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline.

Expressing anger

The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. A certain amount of anger, therefore, is necessary to our survival.

Following are some of the Steps to Identify Anger cause, expression and effective management:

  1. Count down: Count down (or up) to 10. If you’re really mad, start at 100. In the time it takes you to count, your heart rate will slow, and your anger will likely subside.
  2. Take a breather: Your breathing becomes shallower and speeds up as you grow angry. Reverse that trend (and your anger) by taking slow, deep breaths from your nose and exhaling out of your mouth for several moments.
  3. Go walk around: Exercise Trusted Source can help calm your nerves and reduce anger. Go for a walk, ride your bike, or hit a few golf balls. Anything that gets your limbs pumping is good for your mind and body.
  4. Relax your muscles: Progressive muscle relaxation calls on you to tense and slowly relax various muscle groups in your body, one at a time. As you tense and release, take slow, deliberate breaths.
  5. Repeat a mantra: Find a word or phrase that helps you calm down and refocus. Repeat that word again and again to yourself when you’re upset. “Relax,” “Take it easy, and “You’ll be OK” are all good examples.
  6. Stretch: Neck rolls and shoulder rolls are good examples of nonstrenuous yoga-like movements that can help you control your body and harness your emotions. No fancy equipment required.
  Student Spotlight    

Best Diplomats - Srujan Chowdary 

Kshirin Baldwa, TSM, Vijaybhoomi university

We are proud to announce that Srujan Chowdary Mandalapu, IBBA student at Vijaybhoomi University had been selected by the United Nations as one of the best diplomats to discuss the future of disarmament, with a specific focus on nuclear warfare. This recognition is a reflection of the dedication and hard work that Srujan have put into this field, especially during a challenging year.

Srujan is elated and touched because this recognition not only acknowledges his professional accomplishments, but also validates his personal beliefs and values. It is an honor for him to be able to contribute to the international community's efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear war, and he is excited to work collaboratively with his colleagues to find innovative solutions to this urgent issue.

Best Diplomats is an international organization based in New York that provides training and simulations to prepare future diplomats. It is a platform where young leaders and change-makers can exchange ideas and work towards resolving global challenges. Diplomatic simulations are an excellent opportunity for aspiring diplomats to develop their lobbying and critical thinking skills, which are crucial for effective diplomacy.

Best Diplomats aims to foster the skills of diplomacy, leadership, and public policy drafting among future diplomats. Best Diplomats believe that today's youth is tomorrow's leaders and policy makers, and they strive to train them to become not just good, but the best diplomats. Their ultimate goal is to shape these future leaders into changemakers who can transform the future of foreign policy and the United Nations.

  Week Gone By    

Alterlighting Projects @ VU

Saarang Arora, B.Tech AI, INSOFE

We would like to congratulate the students from BBA, MBA, Design School and INSOFE who got selected for projects with a mental-health and well-being startup, Ahha. Ahha selected students for the Design team, Innovation and Tech team, ad Psychology team.

We also had new projects from Proctur, an ed-tech firm and a book research and writing project for Stanford LEAD.

We wish the best to all the students who got selected for the projects, and we hope that you do a fruitful work and garner immense experience.



  Student Quotes    


"I’m excited to be a part of the vision that Ahha is working on, and that is one of the driving factors for me to work. I’m looking forward to more learning and building connections." 

Dhwani Bhandari, BE-AI, INSOFE




Kanyathon: #RUNFORHER

Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

The mission for kanyathon is to educate and empower the girl child. Kanyathon is a student driven annual charity event which was started in the year 2011 by the IFIM institutions and JAGSoM is back with its 12th edition which is set to happen on 12th March 2023.

What’s so special about kanyathon?

Kanyathon has impacted the lives of over 3,00,000 girls in education, health, nutrition, and safety with the help of the partner NGO, CRY (Child Rights and You). To ensure that these girls are living healthier lives, health camps and awareness campaigns are held in our adopted villages of Kolar. Our first Kanyathon Shiksha Kendra, a digital center is providing skill-based education to 100 girls in Kolar and our 2nd Kanyathon Shiksha Kendra has been recently operational in the village Jamrung at Karjat. 

What’s going to happen? 

There are four events which are set to happen namely the physical run, virtual run, E-gaming and walkathon ! 

Where is it going to happen?

  1. Infosys leisure ground, Electronic city Phase-1, Bengaluru
  2. Shiv mandir, Kacheri road, Karjat, Greater Mumbai

How can I register?

One can either register for the locations Bengaluru or Karjat according to the place of convenience. Potential participants can visit and get registered. 

Well, we hope to see you there to make a difference in the lives of the girl child. Kanyathon student team has pledged to use every penny acquired from the charity run for the well-being of women and girls. So, participate and help us in this noble cause!!  


  Student Quotes    


"It feels great to be deeply associated with this noble cause for the 3rd year now. There’s enthusiasm and drive to do something and bring a positive change in the lives of the underprivileged and talented children."

Dixit Soni, BBA, JAGSOM


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

How the University contributes towards encouraging female education? 


Shritika Dubey, Vijaybhoomi School of Law

Sometimes it gets difficult for parents to cope up with their children’s education basically from lack of money and sources of admission in various schools or universities. Our Vijaybhoomi contributes a large part in supporting the girl’s education through an organisation called Kanyathon which basically helps to spread the awareness of education in remote areas where this knowledge is difficult to reach. Through this program the whole staff, faculty and students stand together to walk all the possible steps which will actually bring some improvement. And eventually there are numerous results occurring gradually, Run for her.


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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.