Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Canada’s Consul General Visited LPU

Canada’s Consul General in #Chandigarh, Ms Mia Yen visited #LPU and had detailed talks on Education, Culture and possible professional interactions between the Canadian Education Sector and LPU for the benefits of students and faculty.

Head, Division of Student Welfare, #LPU, Dr. Sorabh Lakhanpal has established #Guinness #WorldRecord for delivering Largest (Drug) Awareness Lesson to 2,219 students.

Heartiest Congratulations!

#ThinkBIG #ThinkLPU #ProudLPUFamily 

Monday, 17 December 2018

LPU Distance Education Students proved their mettle in 62nd National Shooting Championship

LPU Distance Education students Gurpreet Singh and Amanpreet Singh once again proved their mettle in shooting by winning three medals during 62nd National Shooting Championship recently held at Vattiyoorkkavu Shooting Range, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala .

Employed with Indian Army, Gurpreet Singh, who is pursuing B.A. from Lovely Professional University through Distance Education mode, won Silver Medal in 25M Centre Fire Pistol event by competing with 162 top national level shooting sports-persons. Gurpreet Singh also won Team Bronze in 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event  by teaming up with Army-men Neeraj Kumar and Arun.

Amanpreet Singh, who is an ONGC employee and pursuing MBA from LPU DE, won Silver Medal in 10M Centre Fire Pistol Mixed event by teaming up with Shweta Singh of ONGC.

This National Championship was organized by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), as per rules and regulations under NRAI Match Book 2018.   

Illustratively, LPU provides scholarships to National and International level achievers in various field so that they can enhance their academic qualifications along with pursuing their passion. 

Lovely Professional University get World Education Summit Award for Innovation In Open & Distance Learning

Lovely Professional University has been honored with "13th World Education Summit 2018" Award in the category of 'Innovation in Open and Distance Learning' by Digital Learning magazine, during the recently held summit at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Mumbai.

On behalf of LPU, the award was received by Additional Director, Ms. Ginni Nijhawan and Deputy Director, Mr. Manish Kumar from Dr. A Ashok, Secretary & Commissioner, Board of Intermediate Education, Government of Telangana and Dr. Ravi Gupta, Founder Publisher, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd.

Expressing his views, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Mr. Ashok Mittal remarked, "Open and Distance Learning including Online Education is the future of education. At LPU, we are encouraging the students to adopt new learning methodologies to enhance their learning experience."

10-day long Personal Contact Programme for Distance Education Students held at LPU

A 10-day long Personal Contact Programme (PCP) for Distance Education students was recently concluded at Lovely Professional University campus. Thousands of students from various locations of Punjab attended the PCP classes and interacted with expert faculty of the university for their academic enrichment. Students were provided academic inputs based on the specially designed Instructional Plans prepared by the faculty to ensure coverage of all the key concepts of the syllabus. 

Based on the online registration of the students, university planned and conducted PCP classes in the disciplines of Management, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Commerce, Library & Information Sciences, Economics, Education, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Political Science, History and Sociology. Around 170 faculty members were engaged to conduct classes pertaining to 310 courses. Many of the out-stationed students resided in the university hostel during the PCP.

While sharing her experience, one of the students Ms. Devika belonging to PGDBM programme quoted "I am feeling very grateful that I  got the opportunity to attend PCP classes at university campus. I was finding it a little difficult to study a whole lot material from book but here I got the gist of key concepts for all of my 5 subjects which would help me to score good marks."  

Many of the Government Employees pursuing different programmes from LPU Distance Education, specially took off from their official engagements to get benefited from the PCP programme. 

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.