Discovery of the Week   

From Teacher to Writer: R.K. Narayan's Journey to Literary Success

Ricky Carippa, MBA, JAGSoM

Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, also known as R.K. Narayan, was an Indian writer best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He died on May 13, 2001. He was a well-known English author of early Indian literature.



R.K. Narayan, Indian Writer


Narayan received numerous awards and honors during his sixty-year career, including the AC Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature, the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan, India's second and third highest civilian awards, and the Sahitya Academy Fellowship, India's national academy of letters' highest honor, in 1994. He was also elected to the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Parliament's upper house. 

After being persuaded by a friend that taking a master's degree (M.A.) would kill his interest in literature, he briefly held a job as a school teacher; however, he quit in protest when the headmaster of the school asked him to substitute for the physical training master. The experience made Narayan realize that the only career for him was in writing, and he decided to stay at home and write novels.

Narayan's greatest achievement was making India accessible to the outside world through his literature. He created the imaginary town of Malgudi, where realistic characters in a typically Indian setting lived amid unpredictable events. Narayan‟s characteristic values such as confidence and archetypal presentation of real characters with keen attachment to nature, unique writing style, and his universal approach to Indianness make every one of his novels a masterpiece.

  Education News  

Major meet in Delhi on July 29-30 on NEP implementation

IndiaToday, Jul 23rd, 2023

Key stakeholders are set to gather in Delhi on July 29-30 to assess the successful integration of NEP, showcasing innovative approaches and their impact on industry.

Nitin Gadkari applauds CBSE's step to promote multilingual education

Mint, Jul 22nd, 2023

The CBSE move comes in line with the National Education Policy, 2020, which aims to introduce education in multiple languages.

  Faculty Fundas    

Music Education In India

Music brings out the best in you. Music is a part of everyday life for most of us, ranging from passive listening to active music-making. While a select few pursue music professionally to build highly rewarding careers, the majority simply continues to enjoy the social, cognitive, and therapeutic benefits of music.


Nilesh Thomas, Dean, True School Of Music, Vijaybhoomi University


Studies have shown that individuals with consistent involvement in instrumental music demonstrate significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency (U.S. DoE NELLS88 DB). Music education has also contributed to improved average SAT scores (Arts Education Partnership, 2011). This is further supported by studies that show improved attendance and graduation rates of 93.9% and 90.2% respectively in US schools with music programs, as compared to an average of 84.9% and 72.9% in those without music programs. Further, music plays an important role in social bonding, particularly when learners engage in group activities such as playing in a band. Sustained collaborative music learning makes learners happy and relaxed and improves their communication skills and confidence in a variety of social situations. It also leads to increased positive emotional experience while coping with social and professional pressure and fosters important traits such as tolerance and acceptance of peers from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Students from all walks of life should have the opportunity to learn music and engage in some form of meaningful music-making to help nurture their creative and prosocial skills.

  Highlight of the week    

Vijaybhoomi University Opening Week

Saarang arora, BTech AI, INSOFE

The VU campus was a hub of activity this week as students participated in a range of exciting and engaging events. From a high-energy dodgeball tournament to a captivating photography exhibition, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

The dodgeball event was a particularly thrilling highlight of the week. Students showed off their agility and quick reflexes as they battled it out on the court, dodging and weaving their way around the competition. The atmosphere was electric, with everyone cheering on their favorite teams and enjoying the high-energy action.

The photography exhibition was another standout event. The photos on display showcased the natural beauty and wonder of the VU campus, from majestic landscapes to striking portraits. It was a chance for students to appreciate the beauty that surrounds them every day and to see their campus in a new light.

But the real fun began with the horror movie night. Students gathered in the common room to watch Evil Dead Rise, a spine-chilling and suspenseful movie that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. It was a fun and unforgettable night that had everyone talking for days.

Finally, the Ghazal Gala was an evening of peace and reflection. Attendees were treated to the beauty and wonder of Hindi and Urdu poetry, with students learning about the significance of the art form and its cultural importance. It was a beautiful and thought-provoking experience that left a lasting impression on everyone who attended.

Overall, the week was packed with excitement, laughter, and fun. It was a chance for students to come together, connect, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. It was a reminder that sometimes, the best memories are made when we indulge in the things that bring us joy and happiness. We can't wait to see what VU has in store for us next!


  Student Quotes    


"The beginning was mind-blowing and it had a mix of sci-fi. The visuals were scary but not that scary as I have seen many horror movies. But it was fun to watch the view with everyone."

Aaliya, BBA, 2nd Year, JAGSoM



  Week Gone By    

Shot on Campus

Jyoti Shinde, BBA, JAGSoM

As a university situated in a very scenic spot, surrounded by a gorgeous landscape, it is a no-brainer to have a photography competition during the most photogenic time of the year, the monsoons.

In the event, students had a time of one and a half hour to go around campus and click pictures with anyone or anything as their subjects. After the time elapsed, the pictures would be sent to the judge who would then crown the winner.

Students participated enthusiastically, going around campus and clicking pictures with their phones. At the end of the time, the winners were decided and were crowned the ‘Best Photographer’, a title that might be challenged soon.

  Student Quotes    


"It was great watching new students discover niches and scenes around the campus to take a picture of. It was a competition designed to promote discovery."

Kush Sheth, BTech  in AI, INSOFE




Getting to know Ghazals
Saarang Arora, Btech AI, INSOFE

Ghazals are an integral part of Indian classical Music, that is why recently Mrs. Pranita Pandurangi, recently hosted a captivating masterclass on the world of Ghazals. The event took place on 18th july, leaving an indelible impression on all attendees.

The masterclass delved deep into the history and origins of the Ghazal form, shedding light on its evolution over time. Professor Pandurangi's erudite discourse transported the audience through the rich tapestry of Ghazals, from their inception to their modern-day allure.

What followed was a mesmerising performance by Professor Pranita Pandurangi and talented students from The True School of Music. The audience was treated to soul-stirring renditions of masterpieces by celebrated Ghazal writers like Ghalib, Dagh, and Faiz.

Overall, the Ghazal Gala was a celebration of art, culture, and the timeless beauty of Ghazals. Professor Pranita Pandurangi's masterful insights and the students' enchanting performances left everyone enthralled, enriching their understanding of this captivating art form.

  Student Quotes    


"It was a great session that helped me get a glance at the world of ghazals. As a non-music student, the session provided me with a lot of insights and the performances were a sight to behold."

Saarang Arora, BTech in AI, INSOFE



  Readers Ask, Vijaybhoomi Answers    

What form of transportation can I use to get to a nearby market?


Sagar Urs G, MBA, JAGSoM

There are several modes of transportation to go to the nearby markets from Vijaybhoomi university.

You can opt for autos or cabs that often go to and fro from campus to other destinations. Their prices are higher but you can reach the destination faster. Otherwise, you can take the bus that plies at fixed timings throughout the day. The bus is very affordable but it takes time to reach Kashele or Kadav (two of the closest large markets).

There is also the option of carpooling in the university transport vehicle which plies to and fro Karjat at a few specified time slots during the work day.



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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.