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, and design. The university is located inKarjat, Greater Mumbai, and nurtures holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals who can make a positive difference in the world.
LIBERAL-PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM ARCHITECTURE
Vijaybhoomi’s curriculum and pedagogy revolves around the process of self-discovery and is built on the foundation of liberal framework of education. At Vijaybhoomi, teachers think of themselves as enablers and mentors, allowing students to develop their learning pathways. The freshmen or first-year enables the discovery process by exposing the students to multiple disciplines across different bits of intelligence of the student. The sophomore and later years help the students to opt for courses to meet the requirements of a professional degree that the student would like to graduate with. The Junior and Senior years enable the student to attain proficiency in the professional course of one’s choice. The freshmen and sophomore years are also designed for developing new age contemporary skills.
The curriculum design for imparting a broader understanding of theory and application of knowledge in the initial years of study coupled with the specialization in the Junior and the senior years is expected to groom a “T” shaped professional.
Our goal at Vijaybhoomi is to liberate students from making career choices based on peer or parental pressure. The curriculum is designed to re-ignite the joy of learning and to catalyze the process of discovery (through exposure to Multiple Intelligences) for enabling the student to choose a career that is fully aligned with their aspirations.
Students who are inducted into VU will have the option of exploring a wide range of courses and pathways. For instance, a student who has opted to study commerce can pass out with a data science major or minor by acquiring credits in the data science area. Once students have chosen the path they want to take, they can work towards the credit requirements to graduate with a degree of their choice.
Design: B Des and M Des in Communication Design
Law: BBA LLB (5 Years Integrated)
Data Science: Bachelor of Science (Data Science), BE (Artificial Intelligence), Master of Science (Data Science), MTech (Artificial Intelligence)
VU also offers many unique award-winning curriculum interventions that have been developed by IFIM over the last 25 years:
- Personality Enhancement Program (PEP) – This program is focused on learning to manage oneself and develop a good lifestyle.
- Research/Innovation Incubation – This program is designed to impart research and analytical skills required for real-life business problem solving and innovation.
- Social Immersion Program – This program is designed to sensitize students to developmental challenges in society and providing them an opportunity to engage in real-life social problem/s.
- Industry Internship Program –This intervention is designed for providing an opportunity for the students to have a prolonged industry engagement in a real-life work environment.
- Building student culture on campus – Providing an opportunity for students to own and work on issues that will help develop their alma mater.
- Personalized Mentorship Program- Students are allotted professional mentors to help them carve their career paths.
- International Learning Pathways with some of the best Universities and institutions: Partnership with globally well-known names such as the University of Texas,(Arlington), SUNY (Albany), ESCP Europe, University of Wollongong (Australia), Darden School of Business, Carolina University. The faculty resources at Vijaybhoomi include some of the best well known from academia and industry.
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LOCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE:
The University campus is a three-hour drive from Mumbai and Pune’s airports and the nearest railway station, Karjat, is about 30 kilometers away. Spread across sprawling 53 acres of land, the Vijaybhoomi campus is designed on multiple axis systems, each corridor, passageway, or window frames has expansive views of the mountain range that serves as a backdrop to this beautiful site. This also helps create light wind tunnels that bring in cross ventilation to every part of the campus, minimizing the need for air conditioning systems. The campus has modern learning infrastructure – including classrooms, computer labs, design lab, well-stocked library in addition to sports facilities and student residences.
Vijaybhoomi campus boasts of a full-fledged sports complex called Revive, short-course swimming pool along with indoor basketball, badminton, tennis court and squash courts, a football field, and a 10 m shooting range. Revive is also equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Revive is supported by qualified sports trainers and coaches.
The campus provides comfortable shared accommodation for the students. The student residences have been designed to provide co-living spaces for nurturing lifelong relationships with their peers. After all friendship and co-living help one develop respect for individuality builds tolerance and teach everyone to coexist. Each student will be provided with a uniquely designed self-contained living unit consisting of a comfortable bed, storage space, and a cozy tucked in study space. The programs being offered by Vijaybhoomi are residential programs and a student can opt to stay on campus or at outside facilities provided by the University.