Discovery of the Week   

Inventive Industrial Designer Satyendra Pakhalé Redefining Sustainability

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

Industrial designer Satyendra Pakhalé is well-known throughout the world for his creative creations that seamlessly blend sustainability, beauty, and usability. 



Satyendra Pakhalé


In 1967, he was born in India. He later relocated to Switzerland, where he studied industrial design. Pakhalé has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Alessi, Louis Vuitton, and Philips, and his designs have received countless honours. The goal of Pakhalé's design philosophy is to make goods that are simple to use, beautiful to look at, and sustainable. He thinks that design may significantly improve people's lives by resulting in goods that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally responsible.

The 'Fold' line of furniture, which Pakhalé designed for the Swiss furniture business Röthlisberger, is one of his most recognizable creations. The series, which consists of a couch, armchair, and coffee table, is distinguished by its simple aesthetic and distinctive folding mechanism. At the Frankfurt International Trade Fair, the 'Fold' series received praise for its avant-garde design and was chosen for the Design Plus Award.

The 'Aeroplane' chair, which Pakhalé made for the Italian furniture business Cappellini, is another one of his renowned designs. The chair is built of carbon fibre, which makes it lightweight and strong, and was designed to resemble an aeroplane wing. Numerous honours, including the Red Dot Design Award and the Good Design Award, have been bestowed upon the 'Aeroplane' chair.

Pakhalé is a fervent supporter of sustainable design in addition to his work in industrial design. He thinks it is the duty of designers to make goods that are not only attractive and useful but also considerate of the environment. Pakhalé frequently uses eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes in his designs, and he is always experimenting with new materials and methods to produce goods that are more eco-friendly.

Pakhalé has received numerous prizes and commendations during his career thanks to his enthusiasm for sustainability and innovation. He has earned honors like the Red Dot Design Award, the Good Design Award, and the Wallpaper Design Award and has been named one of the most influential designers in the world by Time magazine.

As a result of his creative and sustainable ideas, industrial designer Satyendra Pakhalé has had a big influence on the design community. His designs are distinguished by their elegance, usefulness, and environmental awareness, and he consistently pushes the limits of design to produce goods that are both beautiful and morally upright.

  Education News  

B-schools  confirm  marginal  improvement in  pay packages for women

Education Times, Apr 27th, 2023

In the last three years, salaries improved by 5-15% for women graduating from management institutions.

Maharashtra government & British council ink MoU for Internationalisation of Higher Education

Hindustan Times, Apr 27th, 2023

The Maharashtra government and British Council has collaborated to internationalise higher education of the state.

  Faculty Fundas    

Following Your Passion in Concentric Circles

“Surround yourself with individuals who share your passion and who can motivate you to do better.”

Finding your passion in life can be a challenging task. It requires a lot of self-exploration and experimentation to figure out what you truly love doing. However, once you have identified your passion, it becomes a driving force that can lead you to success and happiness.



Piran Irani, Assistant Dean at TSM, Vijaybhoomi University



One way to identify your passion is to look for the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing. This sweet spot can be referred to as your "Zen state" When you are in your Zen state, you are not only doing what you love, but you are also excelling at it. This combination of passion and proficiency can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Once you have identified your passion, it's important to become a "nerd" about it. This means diving deep into your field of interest and learning everything you can about it. This can involve reading books, attending conferences, taking courses, and seeking mentorship from industry experts. The more you know about your passion, the more confident you will feel about pursuing it. Networking is also crucial when it comes to following your passion. Identify other "nerds" in your industry and connect with them. This can be done through professional associations, social media, or attending industry events. Building a network of like-minded individuals can provide you with valuable support, advice, and opportunities.

As human beings, we are the products of all the things we learn, and mistakes and failures can be our best teachers.

When it comes to pursuing your passion, it's important to work with people and ideologies that inspire you. Surround yourself with individuals who share your passion and who can motivate you to do better. This can include mentors, colleagues, and even clients or customers who appreciate the value of your work.

However, it's important to remember that pursuing your passion is not always easy. There will be challenges and setbacks along the way. It's important to follow your instincts and take calculated risks, but also be prepared to make mistakes and learn from them. As human beings, we are the products of all the things we learn, and mistakes and failures can be our best teachers.

In conclusion, following your passion in concentric circles can help you identify what you truly love doing and excel at it. It requires a combination of self-exploration, learning, networking, and perseverance. But by following your instincts, surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, and embracing the journey, you can turn your passion into a fulfilling and rewarding career.

  Student Spotlight    

AlterLighting Project Completion!!!

Kshirin Baldwa, TSM, Vijaybhoomi University

Collaboration and teamwork are essential for the success of any project, particularly in digital marketing. In a recent digital marketing project for Simulanis, Rohan Acharya, Dechen Bhutia and Pratyush Chaturvedi worked together to create a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. Each member of the team had different roles, including content writing, digital creative, and calendar creation and posting.

The project's primary purpose was to create a digital marketing strategy for Simulanis, a company specialising in AR, VR, and MR technologies. To achieve this, the team created a content calendar, developed digital creative, and implemented a plan for calendar creation and posting. The project's success was dependent on the team's ability to work collaboratively and effectively communicate with one another.

Overall, this project highlights the importance of collaboration and teamwork in digital marketing projects. The different roles played by each team member were crucial in achieving the desired outcomes. The success of the project was dependent on the team's ability to communicate effectively and work together cohesively. As such, future digital marketing projects should prioritize collaboration and teamwork to achieve their goals.

  Week Gone By    

Cultural Events This Week

Saarang Arora, B.Tech - AI, INSOFE

Last week, Vijaybhoomi University hosted a three-day cultural extravaganza, and it was a blast! The event was filled with fun activities that brought together students from diverse backgrounds.

The first night kicked off with a karaoke party, where students showcased their singing talents and had a great time singing along to their favourite songs. Everyone cheered along with the others, singing along with the person and even at points taking over the song. The energy was contagious, and everyone had a great time.

The second day was dedicated to an Ethnic Fashion show, where students dressed up in traditional attire and strutted down the ramp, showcasing their cultural heritage. The event was a beautiful display of diversity and cultural richness.

The third and final night was a pyjama party, where students showed up in their comfiest sleepwear and laid down on the mattresses arranged all across the floor from where the students saw the chosen movie. The atmosphere was relaxed and cosy, and everyone had a great time.

Overall, the three-day cultural event at Vijaybhoomi University was a fantastic success, bringing together students and showcasing the vibrant cultural tapestry of the university.

  Student Quotes    


"A fun-filled week of events, including karaoke night, pyjama party, and ethnic day, brought students together in a fun and festive atmosphere. A week full of laughter, music, and cultural exchange that I and everyone thoroughly enjoyed"


Dechen Bhutia, VP of Cultural Committee, BBA, JAGSoM




Movie Night!

Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

The movie nights are organised by the student driven committee Department of Residence Facilities (DORF) for the students of Vijaybhoomi University, 4 movies are provided as options to choose, where a poll is generated and the highest picked movie will be streamed every sunday night.

The students enjoy this to the fullest as it is a weekend and everyone want to spend their free time with their friends and get relaxed from their day to day activities. Movie nights are definitely fun but wait…. I remember a quote by Dalai Lama which goes by

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy”

This is certainly true, everyone in their lives is meant to be happy. Well, the movie nights are fun which make each student at Vijaybhoomi University happy as each individual has his or her own dream world or have their own idea of living their life which he or she wants to live and through movies we can live it.

Well, if you ever visit Vijaybhoomi university, don’t forget to be a part of the movie night.

  Student Quotes    


“We want everyone to enjoy the movie and implement the learnings from the same as every movie that we stream is based on a real story."


Sachin Pareek, VP of DORF, BBA, JAGSoM


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

How do I manage my time effectively in college?


Saarang Arora, B.Tech - AI, INSOFE

Time management is an essential skill to master in college since you'll have many different tasks and responsibilities to juggle, including attending lectures, studying, completing assignments, participating in extracurricular activities, and other various tasks. Poor time management can lead to stress, missed deadlines, and poor academic performance.

To manage your time effectively, it's helpful to use a planner or calendar to map out your schedule and deadlines. This way, you can see what tasks you have to complete and when they are due. This will help you prioritise your most important tasks and allocate time accordingly. You may find it helpful to colour-code your tasks or use different symbols to differentiate between different types of tasks or assignments.

Of Course, prioritising your most important tasks and breaking down larger projects into smaller, more manageable pieces is a great way to keep the task engaging as well as easier to do in the long run. It's also important to build in time for self-care and relaxation, as burnout can be a real problem.



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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.