Lovely Professional University has been ranked 3rd among India’s top 45 universities offering Distance Education and 1st among the private universities. The ranking was published in July 2015 issue of ‘Career Connect’ magazine featuring ‘Best Distance Education Universities of India’. The top 2 slots were occupied by the two mega universities of India, IGNOU New Delhi and YCMOU Nasik.
Illustratively, LPU has achieved this feat in the shortest time span being the youngest university (established 2005) to make its way to the top 5 DE providers in the country. In the cover story of the magazine, the various features of LPU DE have been highlighted under ‘Expert Opine’ section which has covered the interaction of magazine’s correspondent with Mr. Ashok Mittal – Chancellor LPU.
Emphasizing the technology driven blended approach of LPU to offer its Distance Education Programmes at Masters, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diploma, and Diploma levels in the disciplines of Management, Computer Application, Information Technology, Computer Sciences, Commerce, Arts and Library & Information Sciences, Mr. Mittal elaborated that LPU DE programmes are designed to serve the societal needs for equitable and anytime anywhere access to affordable education without compromising its quality with the efficient utilization of technology driven resources. The modern and vast IT infrastructure and the expertise of its dedicated and experienced faculty at university campus have helped it to devise such an efficient system which included provision of Exhaustive Online Support through LPU e-Connect (Online Learning Management System). Additionally, Personal Contact Programmes at the University Campus, Phagwara, Punjab are conducted for various courses. Students are provided with placement support by informing them from time to time about various placement drives conducted in collaboration with various companies to enable them to avail the desired opportunities. Moreover LPU DE students get opportunities at par with regular students to participate in various national and international events at university to channelize their creative talent. Many of the LPU DE students have already proved their mettle in various academic, sports and cultural events.