Discovery of the Week   

Bombay Jayashri: The Soulful Voice Enchanting the World of Carnatic Music

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

A well-known Carnatic vocalist, Bombay Jayashri has enchanted listeners all over the world with her captivating voice and rich musical interpretation. Jayashri has established herself as a leading figure in the field of Indian classical music throughout the course of her multi-decade career.





Bombay Jayashri




Jayashri was introduced to the world of music at a young age because she was born in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) into a musically-minded family. Her initial instructor and a major influence on forming her musical sensibility was her mother, Seetha Rajan. Jayashri's mother started her formal training in Carnatic music after realizing her talent.

The soulfulness, emotional heft, and nuanced improvisations that define Jayashri's musical aesthetic. Her performances stand out for their immaculate pitch control, exquisite pronunciation, and careful balancing of traditionalism and innovation. She has the exceptional capacity to make the deep meaning and emotion of the works she performs clear.

Bombay Jayashri has received various honors and important awards over the years thanks to her ability and commitment. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2020 in appreciation of her achievements in the music industry, one of India's highest civilian honors. Several other honors have also been bestowed upon Jayashri, including the National Film Award for Best Playback Singer.

Bombay Jayashri has worked with musicians from several musical genres outside of Carnatic music, both domestically and abroad. She has collaborated with eminent Indian cinema composers, contributing her sensual voice to a number of iconic songs. She received worldwide fame and an Academy Award nomination for her work on the "Life of Pi" soundtrack with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman.

Jayashri is devoted to fostering the next generation of musicians in addition to her performances. To share her experience and expertise, she has led various seminars and masterclasses both in India and overseas. Jayashri also actively participates in charitable activities, using her music to collect money for a range of worthwhile organizations.

Beyond her performances, Bombay Jayashri has made numerous contributions to the field of Carnatic music. She has made a substantial contribution to the popularization and preservation of this great musical history by her creative approach, partnerships, and commitment to education. Her ability to deftly meld tradition and contemporary has drawn a larger audience, increasing the accessibility and appreciation of Carnatic music on a global scale.

With her ethereal voice and profound musical expression, Bombay Jayashri has become a legend in the Carnatic music community. She has received critical acclaim and a devoted following for her commitment to upholding tradition while embracing innovation. Jayashri continues to influence and inspire budding musicians and music fans alike through her collaborations, teaching, and philanthropy. She continues to be a timeless representation of the soul-stirring power of music as her lyrical journey progresses.

“As long as there is breath within me, I will sing, for music is the language of my soul, and through it. I hope to touch the hearts of people and create a lasting harmony in this world” – Bombay Jayashri.

  Education News  

Revolutionizing Education: The Role of AI in the Classroom

Analytics Insight, May 27th, 2023

The usage of AI in the classroom can help teachers become more efficient by relieving them of high-level intellectual responsibilities in the classroom. In the current situation, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also advised the use of innovative methodologies, including hybrid methods. 

‘Should encourage girl students at school level to take up engineering courses’: MAHE VC

The Indian Express, May 28th, 2023

'It is important to provide additional scholarships, perhaps provide a necessary support system at the school level to take up science and technology as a subject and bring in academic and career counselling sessions at the school level,' MAHE V-C M D Venkatesh said. 

  Faculty Fundas    

Study with Nature, is this the new future?

Studying with nature has been shown to have numerous benefits for students of all ages. Some of the key benefits include:

Improved Concentration: Being in natural environments can help students to focus and concentrate better, as it provides a calming and peaceful environment. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can improve cognitive function, and reduce symptoms of ADHD in children.



Nishant Agarwal, Visiting Faculty- Analytics, JAGSoM


Reduced Stress: Nature has a calming effect on the mind and body, and being in natural environments can help to reduce stress levels. This can be particularly beneficial for students who may be experiencing high levels of stress related to academic work or personal life.

Increased Creativity: Being in natural environments can also help to stimulate creativity and imagination. This is because natural environments are rich in sensory stimuli that can inspire new ideas and perspectives.

Improved Physical Health: Studying with nature can also have physical health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and heart rate. It can also provide opportunities for physical activity, such as hiking or walking, which can improve overall fitness and wellbeing.

Enhanced Learning: Studies have shown that students who learn in natural environments often perform better academically. This may be due to the improved concentration and reduced stress that nature provides, as well as the enhanced creativity and imagination that can be stimulated by natural surroundings.

Environmental Awareness: Spending time in nature can also help to foster a greater sense of environmental awareness and appreciation in students. This can be particularly important in today's world, where issues related to climate change and sustainability are becoming increasingly urgent.

Overall, studying with nature can provide numerous benefits for students, including improved concentration, reduced stress, increased creativity, improved physical health, enhanced learning, and environmental awareness. Incorporating nature into learning environments can be a simple yet effective way to improve student wellbeing and academic performance, while also promoting a greater sense of environmental responsibility.

  Students Spotlight    

Get up with Jatin Kalia!

Kshirin Baldwa, TSM, Vijaybhoomi University

Get ready to groove as Jatin, the talented artist, is about to release an exciting 4-track EP next month. Get ready to be transported to a vibrant club atmosphere where the music is infectious and the dance floor is calling. In this article, we take a closer look at the creation of the EP's lead single, "Get Up," and the collaborative efforts behind this immersive musical experience.

Jatin's main aim with this EP is simple: to make you dance and have a great time. "Get Up," the opening track, delivers an irresistible energy that will get your feet moving. The EP as a whole takes you on a journey through a dynamic club scenario, with each track offering a unique perspective for you to connect with.

The creation of "Get Up" was a collaborative process that brought together Jatin and a talented team of individuals. Recording all the songs in the same room created an intimate and inspiring atmosphere. The collaboration with artists such as Amal Thrideep, Doom Verse (Venkat Harshit Dokhala), and the artistic duo Dechen Doma Bhutia and Sarthak Dhuduniya added depth and diversity to the EP.

With captivating artwork and visuals, Jatin's upcoming EP promises to be a memorable musical experience. So get ready to let loose, embrace the rhythm, and dance like there's no tomorrow when the EP drops next month.

  Week Gone By    

Mental Health Awareness Week: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Saarang Arora, Btech AI- INSOFE

The Student Council of Vijaybhoomi University recently organised a dynamic Mental Health Awareness Week, spreading awareness and fostering dialogue on an essential topic that affects us all. With a series of thought-provoking events and engaging sessions, the initiative aimed to promote mental well-being, encourage open conversations, and break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Over the course of three days, students participated in five remarkable events that left a lasting impact. Kicking off the week, Event 1: Movie Night started off the mental health week with a showing of the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

The Following this, There was a trio of online workshops that focused on different aspects of mental health and topics surrounding it.

On the third day, there was an offline session on “understanding Mental Health” followed by a session on “Art Therapy”

The impact of Mental Health Awareness Week extended far beyond the events themselves. Students, faculty, and staff came together to recognize the importance of mental well-being and Its benefits.

  Student Quotes    


"I feel that it is really important to focus on mental health along with your physical health. This is why It felt really great to have a dedicated mental health week where we discussed the topic that needs our attention the most in this age."


Orienta Chetia, BDes, Vijaybhoomi School of Design



Webseries @ VU!!!

Saarang Arora, Btech AI- INSOFE

Excitement filled the air as Vijaybhoomi University campus recently underwent a stunning transformation into a bustling film set for a highly anticipated web series. Over a span of four eventful days, the university grounds became the backdrop for a captivating narrative, and our very own students had the unique opportunity to participate as extras.

With cameras rolling and lights illuminating the campus, our talented students seamlessly blended into the fictional world being brought to life. Their enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment to their roles added authenticity and energy to the scenes, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

As extras, our students had the chance to witness firsthand the intricate process of filmmaking, gaining insights into the behind-the-scenes magic that brings stories to life on screen. It was a remarkable opportunity for them to explore the world of entertainment and perhaps ignite a spark of passion for the industry.

  Student Quotes    


"As a part of the Drama club, It was a really enriching experience to participate in a professional shooting with a big crew. The experience made me appreciate the hard work that the crews put in."

Saarang Arora, BTech in AI, INSOFE


  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What's so special about Vijaybhoomi University?


Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

A curriculum which rocks: The curriculum is as captivating as a blockbuster movie. It’s designed to challenge your intellect, stimulate our curiosity and leave you craving for more knowledge. 


Professors with superpowers: The faculty at Vijaybhoomi university possess the extraordinary ability of turning mundane lectures into captivating adventures. They have a knack of bringing even the driest subjects to life. Well, we can think of them as the avengers of academia. 


A place which offers peace: The scenic landscape surrounding Vijaybhoomi university definitely offers peace to our mind which any student can utilize to make themselves extraordinary. 


Holistic development: Vijaybhoomi is focused on the holistic development of its students. The university encourages its students to take part in every activity for example: cultural, sports and many more. 


Launchpad to success: Vijaybhoomi is a launchpad to success, with a network of industry connections and career development programs, they equip the students with the tools and knowledge to skyrocket their careers. Well, you can consider it a trampoline that propels you towards the stars. 

So, if you’re to join an academic adventure that combines the excitement of a treasure hunt, and the thrill of a rollercoaster ride, then Vijaybhoomi University eagerly awaits your arrival. 



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rs innovation and scholarship to impact practice and communities


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