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.