Friday, 9 November 2018

Thousands of Distance Education Students conferred Degrees during 9th Convocation of LPU Chaired by Vice-President of India Sh. Venkaiah Naidu

Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu visited Lovely Professional University (LPU) and chaired mammoth 9th convocation ceremony at Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis auditorium, wherein near 38,000 students received degrees/diplomas. Hon’ble Vice-President delivered the convocation address and also awarded 54 Ph D degrees, 98 Gold Medals to toppers.  In addition, degrees/diplomas were awarded to 13,018 regular students; 223 part-time; and, 24,685 Distance Education students of 2017 and 2018 batches. In Distance Education mode, 13, 10 and 16 toppers of June 2017, December 2017 and June 2018 Exam Sessions respectively were felicitated. On this memorable occasion, parents of degree/diploma recipients also witnessed their wards receiving degrees on the occasion. 
Mentioning his happiness on being in Punjab – the Golden State of India-- endowed with nature and people of indomitable spirit, Hon’ble Vice President addressed all in Punjabi, with his famous one-liners’ style: “Sat Sri Akal; ajj diyaan mubaarkaan; and, ithe aake mein badaa khush haan. I would like to congratulate LPU, a young university with enthusiasm and innovative spirit, for its commitment to provide quality education to prepare students to face challenges of the global society in 21st century. True education equips youth to contribute to the material progress of the country, as well as to maintain India’s cultural and spiritual heritage.”

Talking about important role of education, Hon’ble Vice President shared: “Education is the main instrument for socio-economic transformation of the nation and lays the foundation for building a knowledge society. Institutions should produce individuals with critical analytical skills and innovative thinking. The time has come for universities to forge organic links with industries and impart skills to the students in accordance with the requirements of the industry.”  Mr Naidu emphatically said: “We need to restore India’s ancient glory as a prime destination of quality higher education. India was once known as ‘Vishvaguru’ and ours universities were international centers of excellence. For the country to recapture the past glory, the private sector will have to play a vital role in meeting the demands of higher education.” 

Appreciating LPU for its strengths, Mr Naidu shared: “I am pleased to learn that LPU focuses on the overall development of character of its students by laying equal emphasis on sports, cultural activities, self-discipline, values, ethics, developing teamwork and leadership qualities. LPU’s collaborations with the schools on the one end and the industry & global institutions on the other, clearly demonstrate its holistic and futuristic approach in educating the future generations of this country. For this all, I congratulate the Chancellor, faculty members and the staff of LPU for taking forward the cause of providing quality education to the masses and thereby contributing to nation-building.” 

Laying stress on the emancipation of women, Mr Naidu said: “Educate women and educate the whole nation: Women need regular encouragement”. He also shared that we should always remember our mother, mother tongue, motherland, native place and Gurus.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

UGC grants Distance Education Programmes’ Approval to LPU consecutively for 12th Academic Session

As per the recently released recognition list of India’s different universities for offering distance education (DE) programmes; Distance Education Bureau of University Grant Commission (UGC) has accorded approval to Lovely Professional University (LPU) consecutively for 12th Academic Session. This prestigious recognition has once again enabled LPU to run 19 Distance Education programmes in Punjab. In fact, LPU is the only private university in Punjab, which has been given recognition to offer DE programmes in the state. Worth immediate noticing, the last date of admission for the current session of DE Programmes is 20th October, 2018.

DE Programmes recognized to LPU include MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA,  MSc IT, BSc IT,  MCom, BCom,  MA in Economics, Education, English, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology, BA, MLIS and BLIS. Besides, as per new Distance Education regulations of UGC, recognized universities can also offer their Diploma and PG Diploma programmes through Distance Education mode. In fact, LPU distance education has many accolades, awards and top ranks to its credit. Asia and Middle East’s premiere magazine- ‘Digital Learning’ has bestowed upon it ‘World Education Summit Award for Innovation in Open & Distance Learning’ in August 2018. Career Connect Magazine has awarded it with National Education Excellence Award for India’s Best University for Open, Distance & Online Learning in June 2018; and, in April 2018, India’s prominent magazine ‘Competition Success Review’ considered it among ‘Top Distance Learning Institutes of India’. 

Highlighting, LPU is running Distance Education programmes from its campus since 2007-2008 Session. Academic deliveries at LPU DE prorammes are facilitated through Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) at university campus; online Learning Management System (LMS) ‘LPU e-Connect’; and, interactive Mobile App ‘LPU Touch’. In addition to these, various workshops, training programmes, special classes and placement drives are conducted for distance education students at university campus. Degrees are awarded to students along with regular students during convocation, which is presided over by prominent International or National leaders at the University Campus. This time also, near 26,000 LPU distance education students will attend 9th Convocation of the university, which is to be chaired by Vice -President of India on 22ndOctober, 2018.
Distance Education Admission authority at LPU informs that for the admission process, students from the entire Punjab are presently visiting university campus in large number. They are getting the verification of documents done and bio-metric credentials captured. Newly enrolled students are also being oriented about various systems, processes and features related to DE study mode in induction sessions.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

LPU DistanceEducation student bagged Silver Medal in 52nd ISSF WorldChampionship at Changwon, South Korea

LPU Distance Education student GurpreetSingh has bagged Silver Medal in 25m Standard Pistol Men Individual Competition during the 52nd World Championship of International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) at Changwon, South Korea. Pavlo Korostylov of Ukrain and Junhong Kim of Korea bagged Gold and Bronze medals respectively. With this medal, India's medal tally has gone up to 11 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze making this India's best ever performance in the championship. India stands third in the medal tally behind China and Korea.

Gurpreet Singh along with another LPU DE student AmanpreetSingh and veteran India shooter Vijay Kumar also secured 4th position in the team event of the same competition.

Gurpreet Singh is an Arjuna Award winner shooting sportsperson, who is serving in India Army and pursuing his graduation from LPU Distance Education.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Special Classes on "Object Oriented Programming" and "Quantitative Techniques - I" conducted at LPU for Distance Education students

Special classes for the courses Object Oriented Programming (DCAP 107/DCAP 404) and Quantitative Techniques - I (DCOM 203/DMGT 204) were conducted at LPU campus for Distance Education students in three phases i.e. on 18th August, 25th August and 1st September 2018.

Classes on Object Oriented Programming provided insights to students belonging to MCA, MSc IT, MBA and PGDCA programmes to go beyond the basics of programming and to understand real world methodology related to modular and reusable software systems.

Classes on Quantitative Techniques-1 were conducted for BBA, BA and B.Com students to sharpen the quantitative skills used for problem solving and decision making in the Management discipline.

Monday, 10 September 2018

LPU gets Word Education Summit (WES) 2018 Award for Innovation In Open & Distance Learning

Lovely Professional University has been honoured with "World Education Summit 2018" Award in the category of "Innovation In Open And Distance Learning" by Asia and Middle East's premiere monthly magazine "digitalLEARNING" during the Elets 12th World Education Summit held at New Delhi on 10th August, 2018. The award was accepted by Deputy Director - Mr. Manish Kumar, on behalf of Lovely Professional University. 

Monday, 13 August 2018

H.E. Chinese Ambassador LuoZhaohui visited LPU campus

His Excellency (HE) Ambassador of China LuoZhaohui visited Lovely Professional University (LPU)  to promote Indo-China education collaborations. LPU already has tie-ups with many Chinese universities and are working collaboratively in fields of research and student exchange including Chengdu Normal University, Beijing Union University, Hubei Normal University, Pingxiang University, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University and more.

Illustratively, more than sixty Chinese students from various institutions/universities including Hubei Normal University, Beijing Union University, Jiangxi University, Kunming University and Yichun University have studied at LPU.

Expressing his happiness, HE Ambassador Zhaohui shared, “as my first maiden visit to Punjab, I am very happy that I made to an educational institution. I am impressed with the mesmerizing infrastructure of LPU.”

HE Ambassador Zhaohui was leading a high profiled delegation of China including Counselor - Chinese Embassy to India Dr Jiang Yili (Ambassador’s wife), Counselor - Chinese Embassy to India Mr Zhang Jianxin, Secretary - Chinese Embassy to India Mr Huang Gang, Officer - Cultural Office, Chinese Embassy to India Mr Yang Jun, Officer - Educational Section, Chinese Embassy to India Ms Sun Meixing.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

LPUDE students placed in Directorate of Distance Education of LPU

Lovely Professional University organized Placement Drive for its Distance Education Students at University Campus on 14/06/18 LPU DE students; Ms. Manpreet Kaur (MBA), Ms. Arpana Kerketta (pursuing MCA), Ms. Amritpreet Kaur Virk (pursuing MBA) and Mr. Sanjeev (pursuing MBA), were selected in this Placement Drive organized specifically for LPU Distance Education students. 

They have joined Directorate of Distance Education of LPU at various Administrative positions.

Heartiest congratulation to all!