Sunday, 7 December 2014

LPU Organised Personal Contact Programme for Distance Students

Hundreds of Distance Education students of Lovely Professional University from places like Abohar, Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Banga, Fatehgarh Churian, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Malaout, Malerkotla, Nakodar, Phillaur and Tanda attended a week long Personal Contact Programme (PCP) at university campus.

Organized by university in every session, PCP provides opportunity for its Distance Education (DE) students to interact with the faculty members and fellow students at university campus. This not only facilitates the conceptual understanding of the courses but also allows the student to experience university life of a regular student for a few days besides getting access to various university facilities.

LPU’s efforts to provide its Distance Education students a level playing field at par with regular students, has resulted in around 150 of its DE students getting placed in companies like Airtel, Competent Synergies, Dish TV, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Infotech Line Max, Life Insurance, Om Logistics Ltd. etc. in recent few months. University also encouraged its DE students to participate in recently held LPU Global Open Youth Festival - Youthvibe 2014 in which DE students registered their remarkable presence by competing with students from top-notch national and international institutions. During this mega event, LPU DE students' team comprising of Ms. Renuka and Ms. Poonam from Urapar (Punjab) secured first position in 'Heena Making' competition winning cash prize worth Rs. 7000/- . Also LPU DE students’ team from Ludhiana secured 3rd position in Skit competition.

Speaking about the Personal Contact Programme, one of the LPU DE students Ms. Priyanka Dhiman told, “LPU has provided us a great platform to study in the university environment. The interaction with university faculty and officials was outstanding”. Another student Mr. Amandeep Singh remarked, “The way of teaching at LPU is just awesome. I cleared all my doubts in the PCP classes”. “We are very much thankful to LPU for providing us this doubt clearing session. It will really help us in the Exams”, added Ms. Rajwinder.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

LPU DE students shine in Youthvibe 2014 (LPU Global Open Youth Festival)

LPU Distance Education students participated for the first time in the main events of LPU Global Open Youth Festival - Youthvibe 2014 and registered their remarkable presence by competing with students from top-notch national and international institutions.

LPU DE students' team comprising of  Ms. Renuka and Ms. Poonam from Urapar (Punjab) secured first position in 'Heena Making' competition winning cash prize worth Rs. 7000/-.
LPU DE students from Ludhiana (Mr. Sandeep, Ms. Mehak Jain, Mr. Shubham Verma, Ms. Simran Bhatti, Ms. Jaspreet, Ms. Tanya, Mr. Dishant Machal and Mr. Deepankar) amused the audience with their acting prowess in the skit competition "Kal Aj Aur Kal" with their hilarious skit "Platform No. 2". Although the team narrowly missed the chance to win cash prize for 2nd position, the team was specially called upon the stage by judges mentioning their feat during prize distribution ceremony making the team unofficial winner of 3rd position.

The following performances of LPU DE students were also appreciated:

Malwai Gidha in the event “Virsa- Folk Dance” by  Mr. Saurav, Mr. Sunil, Mr. Nakhil sahib, Mr. Bhupinder, Mr. Varun, Mr. Vipan, Mr. Ashish, Mr. Gagan, Mr. Davinder & Mr. Tarun from  Ludhiana.

Crafting Marathon by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur, Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Ms. Bheena Jaswal, Ms. Jaspreet Kaur, Ms. Amanpreet Kaur, Ms. Baljit Kaur, Ms. Mandeep Kaur, Ms. Suman Rani & Ms. Kirandip Kaur from Urapar (Punjab).

Virasat - Group Folk Music by Mr. Sarandeep Singh, Ms. Ruchi, Ms. Rajvinder Kaur, Ms. Ranpreet Kaur, Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Mr. Jaspreet Singh, Mr. Iqbal Singh from  Ludhiana.

Heena making by Ms. Shabnam, Ms. Sonia, Ms. Ramandeep Kaur and Ms. Parmjit Kaur from Urapar (Punjab).

Just Duet (Dance) by Ms. Sakshi Suman & Ms. Lakhwinder Kaur from Urapar (Punjab).

Besides, Ms. Rupinder Kaur from Moga was also shortlisted for Campus Princess Competition.

LPU DE extends heartiest congratulations to all the winners and participants!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

LPU seeing huge rush in the enrollment for Distance Education Programs

Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) Scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, has been gaining great response in the Punjab state. Thousands of students from Punjab state have already enrolled themselves for LPU Distance Education (DE) Programs for both undergraduate and post graduate programs and have availed PMS scheme. With the Punjab Government’s extension of the last date to 15th September 2014 to avail PMS scheme, quite a large number of applications are still being received at the university. The details of the scheme and online procedure to apply for the same are available on Punjab Government’s website

LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal informs: “We are happy to provide quality education to all the deprived sections of the society. Our distance education programs cater to the needs of the students who cannot commute daily from distant parts of the state. These programs are also for businessman, working professionals, housewives or others who could not pursue their education due to circumstantial restrictions. At present, our university is providing all support to control the heavy rush of students so as to enable each and every deserving student to avail the scheme.” Mr. Mittal further said: “We are also pleased to note that maximum of the students of the state have preferred our distance education programs. We accord equal chances to distance education students as to our regular students. LPU is even walking with corporate houses to provide placement opportunities to students. Every time a course is designed industry feedback and inputs are taken to ensure that the courses are industry relevant. Our DE students are enjoying great placement with super global brands in almost all sectors- banking, IT, consultancy and more.”

Illustrative, LPU DE programs are duly recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), an apex body for the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system. 

PMS Scheme is being run by the Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Punjab, in association with Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the SC & OBC students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. PMS scheme is for the study of all recognised post-matriculation or post-secondary courses at recognised institutions only.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

LPU Distance Education Students exhibited their literary skills at University Campus

More than 225 students from Raikot & Jagraon belonging to different streams of LPU Distance education programmes visited university campus and exhibited their literary skills in Extempore & Debate competitions. Students were given the topics on the spot to test their spontaneity and ingenuity. Students spoke on varied issues ranging from pollution, education, drug abuse, life, sports, role of media and more. Debate on Social Evils witnesses heated arguments from opposing teams. 

With their distinguished performances, Ms. Virpal Kaur, Ms. Anjali and Mr. Sukhwinder Singh secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in Extempore. Raikot team comprising of Ms. Navneet Kaur, Mr. Param Singh and Ms. Tamanna outdid the others in debate. 
In addition to participating in the literary events, the visiting Distance students also interacted with university officials in doubt clearing session. This unique venture of LPU Distance Education to provide its students a level playing field to visit university campus and to interact directly with university officials is attracting many of the distance mode students to have a first hand feel of university atmosphere. The students were also taken to the guided trip of the university campus. 

Some International, National and University level sports persons in the fields of Kabbadi, Football and athletics were also part of the visiting Distance Education students which inlclude Mr. Satinder Singh, Mr. Lakhbir Singh, Mr. Mandeep Singh, Ms. Sarabjit Kaur and Mr. Gagandeep Singh. The students came to know about the opportunities for DE students to get their talents further groomed by university sports officials.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

LPU Distance Education bagged World Education Summit Award (WES) 2014 for LPU e-Connect

Distance Education program of Lovely Professional University has bagged World Education Summit Award (WES) 2014 for its online Learning Management System, “LPU e-Connect”. ‘WES Award’ for LPU is fourth time in a row since 2011. The Awards ceremony was held in New Delhi which was organised in association with UNESCO, AICTE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, top educationists and policy makers from India and abroad. The keynote address was given by Hon’ble Minister Dr Najma Heptulla during the inaugural session.
Expressing happiness over this achievement, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “It is a matter of great pride to win WES award initiative honour for the fourth time in a row.” Informing about the LPU e-Connect Mr Mittal elaborated: “Our e-connect program is an exceptional online support of LPU Distance Education. It links University and students located at different geographical locations. It automates various administrative and academic processes of distance education. Our distance education students do not need to visit the university as they can remain connected through their e-connect account. Moreover, LPU e-connect is very important tool for making all the systems of DE transparent and efficient.”

LPU Distance Education is recognised by UGC Distance Education Bureau, and students from various locations can take advantage of it to pursue their formal education from their homes and working places. LPU DE provides an affordable and anytime-anywhere quality education in a technology-rich environment. It offers various degree and diploma programs at the bachelors and masters levels. From aspiring students to professionals, housewives and even entrepreneurs, all can accomplish their unfulfilled dreams of academic pursuits.

 Illustrative, Digital Learning World Education Summit (WES) is the world’s premier platform on education and learning. Over the years, the summit has become the largest gathering of education leaders from across the globe. National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS); National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT); and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) have also been key partners of WES since its inception.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

LPU Distance Education student athletes get grooming tips from trainers at university

National and State level athlete students of LPU Distance Education from Rayya (Amritsar),  interacted with sports officials of the Lovely Professional University during their campus visit recently . Mr. Sukhjinder Singh, Mr. Kirandeep Singh and Mr. Simandeep had already left their mark in annual sports meet of LPU in February 2014 by winning gold and silver medals in events like Javelin Throw, 800 meter race, 5000 meter race and Long Jump after competing with regular students. The athletes were keen to get LPU platform to represent university at National level. Sports officials of the university interacted with these budding athletes to work out the modalities to polish their talent further. 

The athletes were part of a group comprising of 100 LPU DE students from Rayya who visited LPU campus and interacted with university officials. 

During the visit, DE students were oriented about various aspects of LPU's higher and distance education system through interactive presentations and were taken on the guided tour of the campus. Students also shared their views about various features of LPU Distance Education.

On asking why she chose LPU distance Education, one of the visiting students Ms. Pardeep Kaur told that she joined M.Sc. IT programme of LPU DE to enhance her job prospects. The quest to see working of India's largest university, pulled Ms. Gurpreet Kaur, student of B.A. programme of LPU DE, to university campus. Beaming with confidence, another B.A student, Mr. Bhupinder Singh emphasized  that in addition to catering to their academic aspirations, LPU DE progarmmes have also enhanced their confidence which they consider as the first step of success.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

LPU Campus Visit - A Hit among Distance Students

LPU Campus visit and the opportunity to interact directly with university officials is a hit among LPU Distance Education students as around 150 of them from Patran and Shahkot visited the campus on 19th July, 2014 and got oriented about various endeavors of the university in the field of higher and distance education.

Students interacted with officials of Directorate of Distance Education, got motivated to put their best and honest efforts in their career pursuits and shared their feedback on various technology enhanced features adopted by the university to facilitate their self learning.

Many of the visiting students also displayed their creative abilities when they presented their self composed musical and literary compositions. Students were taken around on the guided trip of the campus which made them note and appreciate many engineering and architectural marvels of LPU.

On his maiden visit to LPU, Harjinder Singh a B.A student was of the view that this one day visit to LPU campus has resulted into lots of learning and he was fascinated to see the 40 feet robot made of cars. B.A. students, Kiranjeet Kaur - a state level throwball player and Dalbir singh - a Kabbadi state player, were happy to know that LPU DE students get equal opportunities to participate in various national and international events at LPU. Shama, a B.Com student and Dilbagh Singh, an MBA student who is also an amateur rap singer, have also expressed their desire to make use of the extensive opportunities being extended to them.

Considering the affordability, accessibility and value added services being offered by LPU Distance Education programmes, this technology driven mode of the university is drawing the students from rural and urban areas alike.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

LPU DE students from Moga & Baghapurana visited university campus

More than 100 students from Moga and Baghapurana, studying in various Distance Education programs of Lovely Professional University, visited the university campus on 12th July 2014 and interacted with university officials. The initiative by the university is one of its own kinds as it gives opportunity to DE students to have a first-hand experience of vibrant campus life of India's largest university. While their interaction with university officials, students were made aware about the various privileges LPU DE students are entitled to. These privileges include 24x7 access to award winning online Learning Management System - LPU e-Connect to facilitate them to view their profile, personalised messages, fee details, study material, assignments, schemes, syllabi,  date sheet, result and more. LPU DE students also get opportunities at par with regular students to participate in various national/ international academic, sports, cultural and placement activities.
In the recent past LPU DE students have proved their mettle as around 450 LPU DE students got placed in various placement drives conducted specially by the university for its DE students. LPU DE students also won 6 medals including one gold medal in annual sports meet of the university. Representing the state of Karnataka, DE students bagged 3rd position in annual national level mega event of the university - One India.

UGC Distance Education Bureau, in its recent communication to university, has also continued the recognition accorded to University to offer Distance education Programs.

Elaborating the vision of the university, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said that LPU is constantly striving to contribute towards enhancing the Gross Enrollment Ratio of India in higher education by providing flexible, affordable and dependable system of education, and  its DE programs intend to serve this purpose by adopting wider dimensions of student centric and affordable learning approach.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

11 July - World Population Day 2014

2014 Theme: Investing in Young People
11 July marks World Population Day, an annual event observed to raise awareness of global population issues.
Established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, it was inspired by the interest in Five Billion Day on 11 July 1987 – approximately the date when the world's population reached five billion.
This year, the theme is "Investing in Young People."
As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.

In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and the need to find solutions for these issues, 11 July should be observed by the international community as World Population Day. 

Today’s 1.8 billion young people are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values, and building the foundation of the world’s future. Yet too many young people continue to grapple with poverty, inequality and human rights violations that prevent them from reaching their personal and collective potential.

UN Secretary-General’s Message for 2014

The world today has its largest generation of youth in history – 1.8 billion young people, mostly in developing countries – with enormous potential to help tackle the major challenges facing humanity. But too many are denied their rightful opportunities to get a quality education, find decent work, and participate in the political life of their societies. World Population Day is an opportunity to renew our commitment to help young people unleash progress across society.
Action is urgently needed. Too many young people lack resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. I am particularly concerned about adolescent girls who may face discrimination, sexual violence, early marriage and unwanted pregnancies. And even among those young people fortunate enough to receive university degrees, many find themselves without employment or stuck in low-wage, dead-end jobs.
The solution lies in investments in health, education, training and employment for young people as they undergo the critical transition to adulthood. This will improve prospects for their lives and our common future.
Young people themselves are speaking out.  Earlier this year, more than 1,000 youth organizations endorsed a Global Youth Call, welcomed by 40 countries, which recommends youth-focused goals and targets in the post-2015 development vision.
Next year marks the deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals, shaping the successor agenda, and adopting a meaningful legal agreement on climate change. Youth have a major role in all these processes. The year 2015 also marks the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action on Youth. Its practical guidelines for national action and international support remain relevant today. In particular, to fully carry out this Programme of Action, governments must respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all youth and respond effectively to any violations.
On this World Population Day, I call on all with influence to prioritize youth in development plans, strengthen partnerships with youth-led organizations, and involve young people in all decisions that affect them. By empowering today’s youth, we will lay the groundwork for a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for World Population Day 
11 July 2014
Facts about the global population
  • As of 1 January 2014, the world's population was estimated to be 7,137,661,030, and increases by 2.3 people every second.
  • The total number of people who have ever lived has been estimated by the Population Bureau to be around 108 billion.
  • The world population is estimated to have reached one billion in 1804, with two, three and four billion in 1927, 1960 and 1974 respectively.
  • These figures mean that about one fifteenth of all the people who have ever lived are alive today.
  • Vatican City (800) and Nauru (9,378) are the states with the lowest populations.
  • 30% of the world's population generally eat with chopsticks.
  • China, India, USA, Indonesia, Pakistan and Brazil account for half the world's people. More than one in three people are Chinese or Indian.
What are the risks of overpopulation?
Food: Every day, 25,000 people die of malnutrition and hunger-related diseases, of which around 18,000 are under the age of five. Food production and distribution is stretched as the population increases to an unsustainable level.
Water shortages: One billion people across the globe lack access to sufficient water for consumption, sanitation and agriculture, as aquifers are depleted faster than they can be replenished and glaciers melt.
Oil and gas: There is a finite amount of fossil fuels and it is being used up at an incredible rate. The concept "Peak Oil" means that in the future, perhaps between 2015 and 2020, world oil production will max out and then start to decline.
Air quality: Childhood asthma rates have risen in the past two decades, as the population grows and the number of factories and cars increase. Those in undeveloped countries are also at risks, where people depend on burning wood and dung for cooking and heat.
Ozone Layer: Chemicals from human industries, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), destroy ozone. Some of the most dangerous CFCs have been banned in many countries, but their long-lasting nature means they continue to deplete the ozone layer. Currently, the layer is being destroyed at a rate of about 4% per decade.
Overcrowding: Tightly-packed housing or the sharing of a home between too many people can lead to problems with hygiene, violence, congestion, unemployment, air pollution, social problems and tension. There is an increased risk of the spread of infectious diseases.
Conflicts and Wars: Some of the most brutal and persistent conflicts and wars of the past decades have been driven by overpopulation and disputes over resources. The 1994 Rwandan genocide, the mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu by members of the Hutu majority, was partly influenced by environmental factors to do with overpopulation - such as land pressure and unsustainable agricultural practices.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Punjabi Article on Online Learning by LPU DE Student

    Contributed By:   
  Mr. Upinder Pal Singh  
LPU DE Student 
 Programme: B.A.
   Reg. No.: 21300985154

Thursday, 19 June 2014

230 students of LPU Distance Education got recruited with top Companies & Institutions

In different placement drives, 230 students of Lovely Professional University Distance Education (LPUDE) have been selected by top companies and institutions. LPUDE students have been selected at annual salary package up to Rs 3.6 lacs. The students have been placed with prestigious companies and banks like ICICI Bank, LIC India, HDFC Bank, Ing Vyasya Bank, Max Life Insurance, Indya Lights, RDB Insurance Broking Services, Konnection India Dotcom, Kotak Mahindra Bank and many others. Selected as Administrators, Executives, Financial Advisers, Development Managers, Associate Partners, Accountants, Store Mangers, Tele-sales Executives, Assistant Acquisition Managers and teachers, almost all of the selected students have joined their duties with their respective selectors.
Congratulating the successful students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am very happy to note that our distance education students have also proved their mettle. Their selection with top companies show their zeal to rise in life through education received from distance mode. I also congratulate LPUDE mentors who continue to guide distance education students for availing such coveted chances.” Mr Mittal added: “We accord equal chances to our regular as well as distance education students. For placements we keep on maintaining Industry relations, and we involve industry in all of our curriculum designing, even in to our evaluation procedure. Every time a course is designed industry feedback and inputs are taken to ensure that the courses are industry relevant.   As such, our both type of students (regular & distance education) are enjoying great placement with super global brands in almost all sectors- banking, IT, consultancy and more.” 

One of the selected students Sunil Kumar said: “I am lucky to join LPU distance education. My present placement with prestigious bank is only due to guidance from LPUDE. I had never thought of joining any of the services before getting distance education from LPU. I am thankful to my neighbour who had guided me to join LPUDE.”