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.

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  Faculty Fundas    

Learning how to Learn

Dr. Kartha is a faculty member at the Vijaybhoomi School of Science and Technology, where he specializes in teaching math and coding subjects. He possesses an integrated master's degree in chemistry and a PhD in computational chemistry.


Dr. Thejus Kartha, Faculty, Vijaybhoomi School of Science and Technology 


How did you transition from chemistry to coding and data science?

Dr. Kartha: That's a question I often get asked. People find it surprising that I moved from chemistry to data science. However, computational chemistry, which was my focus during my PhD, involved using computers and coding rather than traditional laboratory work. This specialisation allowed me to develop strong coding skills, particularly in Python. I became proficient in dealing with servers and working in a server room-like environment. So, my interest and expertise in coding gradually grew alongside my chemistry background.


How do you merge your passion for chemistry with coding and data science?

Dr. Kartha: Chemistry is a vast field with various divisions, including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and computational chemistry. Computational chemistry, in particular, doesn't involve traditional lab work. Instead, computational chemists focus on using computers for calculations and analysis related to atoms and molecules. This specialisation required strong coding skills, and that's how I delved deeper into coding and data science. It's a fusion of my chemistry background and my interest in computer-based analysis.


Learning how to learn seems to be a crucial skill you've acquired. Could you tell us more about that?

Dr. Kartha:  Learning how to learn has been instrumental in my journey. It's a skill I consider invaluable because it allows me to take up new subjects as a challenge and ensure I'm always ahead of my students. Every time I'm assigned a new topic to teach, I dive into it, spending hours to familiarise myself with the subject matter. This continuous learning process helps me stay on top of my game and provide the best education to my students.


How can an AI or data science student at this university pursue a career in computational chemistry or a related field?

Dr. Kartha: One possible path to enter the field of computational chemistry is by specialising in molecular docking, which is closely linked to AI. This area involves studying the interactions between large proteins, biomolecules, and drugs. Since modelling these interactions is challenging, building an AI model can be beneficial. Pharma companies, in particular, are often involved in molecular docking. Big names such as Novartis and Johnson & Johnson offer job opportunities for individuals skilled in statistical modelling, making it relatively easier for AI students to enter the computational side of the field. Additionally, companies working on advanced materials like batteries also present opportunities in this domain.


Thank you, Dr. Kartha, It was great talking to you!

Dr. Kartha: It was my pleasure. Thank you for having me.

  Week Gone By    

Vijaybhoomi University Welcomes New Batch of Students with an Exciting Inaugural Ceremony

Jyoti Shinde, BBA, JAGSoM

Last week was an exciting time at Vijaybhoomi University, as they welcomed a fresh new batch of students to their campus. The atmosphere was electric as everyone gathered for the registration process on the 30th of June. After that was done, it was time for the grand inaugural ceremony, which was held on the 1st of July.

The faculty members were ready to make the students feel right at home, so they kicked off the ceremony with some amazing life lessons and insider tips about the university. From where to find the best coffee on campus to the best study spots, the faculty members covered it all.

But the learning didn't stop there! After the inaugural ceremony, it was time for some good old-fashioned fun and games. The students showed off their skills on the basketball court, dribbling and shooting their way to victory. And let's not forget about the epic tug of war battles, where students pulled with all their might to claim the title of champion.

But the excitement didn't end there. Every day at 6 pm, the students gathered for some ice breaker activities that were sure to get them laughing and dancing. There was an open mic night where students could showcase their talents, and dance workshops where they could let loose and have some fun.

.As the week went on, the new students began to feel more and more at home on campus. They made new friends, learned important lessons, and had a blast doing it all. With so much excitement and fun, it was clear that this was going to be an unforgettable year at Vijaybhoomi University.

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Transportation Options for Students Traveling to and from Vijaybhoomi University


Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

Vijaybhoomi University, nestled in the scenic Raigad district of Maharashtra, offers a conducive learning environment for its students. For those seeking transportation options to commute to and from the campus, there are several convenient choices available.

The nearest major city to Vijaybhoomi University is Karjat, which boasts a well-connected train station. Many students opt to utilize this railway station to travel to Mumbai and its surrounding areas. To reach Karjat, students have the option to either take a bus or hire a cab.

For those traveling from Mumbai, there are two viable routes. One can either take a direct cab to the campus, ensuring a hassle-free journey. Alternatively, students can board a local train to Karjat station and then proceed to the campus via bus or a hired cab from there.

These transportation options provide flexibility and convenience for students commuting to and from Vijaybhoomi University. Whether it's the well-connected train station in Karjat or the multiple modes of transportation available from Mumbai, students can easily access the campus, fostering a smooth and efficient travel experience.



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