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 Suri


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  

Govt school student to watch launch of Chandrayaan-3

Times Of India, Jul 14th, 2023

Punjab Education MInister Harjot Singh Bains said 30 students from Punjab government's Schools of Eminence (SoE) left for Chennai Thursday from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh.

Maharashtra Govt Determined to Offer Higher Education in Marathi, Says Kesarkar

News18, Jul 14th, 2023

The governement has started engineering courses in Marathi this year and will extend it to medical education from next year.

  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, Vijaybhoomi University


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 curiosity 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. 

  Highlight of the week    

Vijaybhoomi University Opening Week

Saarang arora, BTech AI, INSOFE

Vijaybhoomi University recently welcomed its new batch of students with an engaging opening week from July 10th to July 14th. The week-long event featured captivating performances by the talented students of The True School of Music, who left the audience spellbound with their exceptional musical prowess.

The performances showcased a diverse range of musical genres, encompassing individual, band, and ensemble performances. From soul-stirring solos to captivating harmonies, the students displayed remarkable creativity and passion for their craft.

Highlighting the opening week's agenda was a masterclass on music composition and production led by the renowned Zubin Balaporia. With his wealth of experience and expertise, Zubin imparted invaluable insights to the aspiring musicians, igniting their imagination and inspiring them to excel in the field.

The new students, particularly those who had enrolled in The True School of Music, relished the performances. They revelled in the opportunity to witness their fellow students' talent firsthand, creating an atmosphere of excitement and camaraderie among the new cohort.


Vijaybhoomi University's opening week celebrated the spirit of artistic expression, fostering a vibrant environment that encapsulates the institution's commitment to nurturing talent and encouraging creativity. The event served as a remarkable launchpad for the new students, setting the stage for a transformative academic journey filled with exploration and growth.

  Week Gone By    

Unveiling Marketing Realities

Jyoti Shinde, BBA, JAGSoM

Vijaybhoomi University recently hosted a session on Trends in Marketing with Mr. Aditya Bhat, an esteemed entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and public speaker. With his extensive experience in the media/entertainment and marketing domains, Mr. Bhat captivated the interdisciplinary audience of students studying music, Technology, Management, Design, and law, with his profound insights.

During the session, Mr. Bhat shed light on prevailing marketing trends and debunked misconceptions that students might have due to their biases. He shared remarkable examples of impactful advertisements, emphasising that shooting a good advertisement doesn't require a hefty budget in today's digital landscape.

As the mastermind behind numerous successful campaigns, including 'Rakhi ka Swayamvar' and 'JioDhanDhanaDhan,' Mr. Bhat stressed the power of content in capturing the audience's attention. He highlighted his innovative approaches in conceptualising ad films and digital videos, some of which went viral organically, addressing significant social issues.

With a remarkable track record of 40 original TV formats, Mr. Aditya Bhat left the audience inspired and enlightened, offering valuable insights into the world of marketing. His presence at VijayBhoomi University undoubtedly left a lasting impression on aspiring students and industry professionals alike.


Welcoming the new students
Saarang Arora, Btech AI, INSOFE

At Vijaybhoomi University, an exciting wave of energy has swept through the campus as we warmly welcome our new batch of students. This diverse group represents various disciplines, including Technology, Management, Music, Law, and Design. To foster a strong sense of community and camaraderie among them, a series of captivating events were organised.

The festivities included exhilarating events like the DJ night, where students from different years showcased their moves on the dance floor. The pulsating beats seamlessly merged old and new students, forging connections through rhythm and harmony. Next, an engaging open mic session unfolded, commencing with a mesmerising performance by a band of seasoned students. Encouraged by their peers, several fresh faces took to the stage, displaying their remarkable talents.

In addition to these artistic endeavours, the students embarked on an unforgettable trek to the nearby Kothaligad fort. As they ascended, they were greeted by the awe-inspiring panorama of the Sahyadri range, a sight that left them captivated and inspired.

Through these events and activities, VijayBhoomi University aims to create an inclusive and vibrant environment for our students. As we witness this diverse tapestry of talent, we eagerly anticipate the boundless possibilities that lie ahead, both within our campus walls and in the world beyond.

  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

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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  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.