Discovery of the Week   

A Trailblazing Tribal Activist Fighting for Justice

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

A bold woman by the name of Soni Sori has emerged as a light of hope in Chhattisgarh, in the centre of India, amid the nation's vast woods and tribal populations. She has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of indigenous people and obtaining justice for those who have been displaced or subjected to violence.



Soni Sori



Soni Sori, a native Adivasi who was raised in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, first-hand experienced the hardships and injustices that her community endured. She became aware of the significance of speaking up for the underprivileged after being inspired by her father, who battled for tribal rights. Because of her upbringing, Soni has a strong sense of empathy and a burning desire to fight against the oppressive structures that continue to abuse her people.

Soni Sori started an activist path and bravely questioned the current quo. She started speaking out against the mining operations that were obliterating the tribal groups' traditional lands. Soni bravely confronted strong corporate interests and political forces, met with fierce resistance, and stood out for justice and fair remuneration for her people. Her work has brought attention to the severe human rights abuses suffered by indigenous tribes in the area.

Soni Sori's advocacy has not been without cost. Unimaginable difficulties have been inflicted upon her, including unlawful detention as well as physical and sexual assault. To silence her voice and deter her from continuing her campaign, these horrible acts were committed. Soni's unwavering spirit, though, remained unaffected. She has become a national symbol of strength for indigenous groups due to her steadfast courage in the face of adversity.

The tireless efforts of Soni Sori have not gone unnoticed. She has been honored on a national and international level for her outstanding efforts. She received the Front-Line Defenders Award in 2011 in recognition of her outstanding work defending human rights. Numerous people and organizations working for justice and equality continue to be motivated by Soni's path and tenacity.

Soni Sori is a brilliant example of bravery, resiliency, and the strength of grassroots activism because of her persistent dedication to fighting for the rights of tribal people.

“In the face of adversity, Soni Sori’s unwavering spirit shines as a testament to the power of determination and the indomitable strength of those who fight for justice.”

  Education News  

UGC panel proposes qualifications based on credit system, regardless of course duration

India Today, Jun 11th, 2023

In a move that will bring India's education system at par with international norms, a UGC panel has recommended that students be eligible for qualifications once they have earned the required number of credits, regardless of the minimum programme duration.

Maharashtra's 144 autonomous institutions to start NEP implementation this academic year, says Minister

Telegraph India, Jun 10th, 2023

The NEP replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.

  Faculty Fundas    

Is Consistency really the Key to Life?

One of the most usual questions about self-improvement or self-development is, “Where do I start?” Improvement is not something that happens overnight. It is a protracted process, like the caterpillar turning into a butterfly, it takes time. Self-development only happens when you must keep trying every day, every minute for your own betterment.



Pintu Kumar Jain, Visiting Faculty, INSOFE


There are tons of answers you can find on google, and tons of “secret formulas” on YouTube to improve yourself in a short amount of time. But they are all useless if you are not putting in any effort. 

Today I am going to talk about the mindset that goes behind the question “Where do I start?” when it gets asked. But first, ask yourself another question before moving further with the first question. Will I be able to remain consistent with the process? It takes a lot of motivation to change habits and create a new one. You must choose between sleeping a few more hours, watching one more episode, playing for one hour more, or waking up early, eating healthy, reading books, and going to the gym. 

Over time, you may remain the same human, but you will be a completely different person. There are two choices between you: the life you want and the life you have. And if you do not choose it wisely the choice gets made for you. Wake up and be someone new: start playing the role of a character you always wanted to be. In the end, you are the only thing that stops you.  

Now returning to the topic, often the question, “Where do I start?” comes from the place of curiosity. The topic itself is too vast and people can have their own ideas on what that means and how to begin. People will have their own unique flavour of challenges and therefore each person will have different starting points and their own paths. But it may help those curious people to have someone to point them in a general direction to fill the curiousness with the will to start with the process of self-improvement. It necessarily does not have to be a person, it can be a book, a post, an article, a YouTube video, a ted talk, etc. There are so many resources that can help you figure out your “Where” to “Why,” and the answer to your “Why” can only be given by you. But for you to find the answer, you must understand the question, or better yet, where the question came from. You will need to start by discovering more about yourself first and start looking within yourself to understand who you are and what needs to be worked on. The most difficult yet most important part of self-development is self-discovery. The key tip is to not wait too long to start acting and overwhelm yourself with the fear that you are going to get things wrong. 

This brings me to my second point where the question “Where do I start?” is associated with fear. They fear that there is a “right” way and a “wrong” way to get into self-development, and they might choose the wrong way. The fearful people fear so much about doing it the wrong way that they will stall indefinitely, and the action never gets done. Like I said before, you are the only thing that stops you. If you are one of the fearful people, let me tell you this, the “right” and “wrong” way is a myth. Self-development itself is a vast topic, as I mentioned earlier, and it is near to impossible to discover your true self without making mistake. Making mistakes is a huge part of learning and learning is a huge part of self-development. In fact, the more you find out what is not right the quicker you realize what is. Instead of imagining your self-development path to be something that must be done right, you could simply view it as an experiment. Committing to actions for a certain amount of time and then allowing yourself to reflect on whether that is something worth doing. If you act and reflect it can help you grow in some way. And growing in any way is part of your self-development journey. 

Start with something small, like finding a new hobby or reading 10 pages a day, journaling, trying something new, etc. The first two-three weeks might not be easy, and you might not enjoy doing things out of your comfort zone and worst-case scenario you might end up quitting. But one thing to remember is your future self is counting on you. And eventually, if you keep doing it you will stumble upon the one thing that really clicks with you. When you find it, you will know it because there is a passion hidden within you for that thing. You need to keep on trying and be consistent until you find your “Why.” Each time you try something new, and you figure out that it is not for you, you are one step closer to finding what is for you. Self-Development never starts when you get it the “right” way, it starts when you begin trying. The journey is never easy but, in the end, it is worth it. 

  Week Gone By    

Model United Nations @ VU 

Saarang Arora, Btech AI- INSOFE

Last week, as part of an innovative coursework project a remarkable Model United Nations (MUN) conference was hosted followed by a vibrant Cultural Exhibition, where students showcased the rich tapestry of global cultures. The event served as a platform for students to delve into diplomacy, collaboration, and creative expression.

The MUN commenced with great enthusiasm as students, acting as delegates, represented various countries from around the world. In line with the spirit of the United Nations, they engaged in stimulating debates and discussions on pressing global issues. The delegates researched their assigned countries' policies, historical positions, and current stances to provide well-informed perspectives.

Throughout the MUN sessions, participants demonstrated exceptional diplomatic skills, critical thinking, and public speaking abilities. They deliberated on the very pertinent topic of the Global Refugee Crisis. The delegates approached this complex issue with empathy and a genuine desire to find common ground, emphasising the importance of international cooperation in today's interconnected world.

Following the intense MUN debates, the campus transformed into a lively tapestry of cultures during the Cultural Exhibition. Each delegation set up vibrant stalls representing their assigned country, offering an immersive experience for visitors. These stalls became gateways into diverse cultures, featuring informative posters, traditional artifacts, and interactive activities.

The MUN and Cultural Exhibition not only allowed students to showcase their knowledge and creativity but also deepened their understanding of different cultures and fostered an appreciation for global cooperation.

  Student Quotes    


"Having been a part of the MUN club in my school, It feels great to see that the culture of conducting MUNs is present over at Vijaybhoomi University as well."


Saarang Arora, BTech in AI, INSOFE



Inter-house Cultural competition!!

Saarang Arora, Btech AI- INSOFE

This week, an Inter-House Cultural Competition was hosted at Vijaybhoomi University. This exciting event showcased the immense talent and creativity of the four houses: Mambas, Hawks, Sharks, and Wolves. With a lineup of exhilarating events, the competition was a thrilling showcase of skill, teamwork, and artistic expression.

The Inter-House Cultural Competition was not only a showcase of talent but also a celebration of the spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition among the students. Each house displayed their unique strengths and abilities, making it a tough competition for the judges to decide the winners.

There were several events that took place, events like The ultimate solo dance off, Group Groove Gala, Battle of bands, One Take, Sample Speedrun, Imagination illustration, Mad Ads, and Spell Whiz.

  Student Quotes    


"I am a Business student but I have interest in dancing, singing, acting, etc. I got chance to dance, act, etc., But didn't get a chance to perform as a singer which I always wanted to. This time due to Inter House Cultural Competition I got a chance to perform as a singer because participation of a non - TSM student was compulsory. I learnt singing as a part of my GE course last year. 

It was an amazing experience for me to perform on stage. I felt really happy and satisfied."

Archana Jaiswal, BBA, JAGSoM




  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What do you like the most about Vijaybhoomi University?


Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

What I like the most about Vijaybhoomi University is the peace and calmness which it offers to its students. Vijjaybhoomi is surrounded by mountains with rich flora and fauna. At Vijaybhoomi, we are away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the air quality is great and one would have a calm state of mind. 

This is what I like the most about Vijaybhoomi, the university houses students from varied cultures which makes the life as a student more enjoyable through which one can gain more experiences. 

Vijaybhoomi University is a growing university, the university is gradually building a good reputation among the students and the corporates. If one would like to learn, have fun and gain good experiences to talk about then Vijaybhoomi University is the place to be in.


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