Jalandhar, April 24, 2019: A seven-member delegation from England’s Birmingham City University (BCU) reached Lovely Professional University Campus, today. The occasion aimed to have an interactive discussion in the areas of academics, research, pedagogy, and more.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Julian Beer led a delegation of the UK. Prof. conferred upon ‘Honorary Adjunct Professor’ (Visiting Professor) title to help develop the students of LPU and researchers of bio-engineering and bio-sciences. As an adjunct professor, he will undertake teaching, joint programmes, research, co-supervision of Ph. D scholars, attend conferences and facilitate strong ties between LPU & BCU, through his astounding subject-matter expertise.

Appreciating innovation, team-work, leadership and ‘Think-Big’ ideology at LPU, Prof Julian wished the school the best and admitted open support to achieve its goal of getting included in the top 200 universities of the world by 2025. Sharing details about BCU, he informed that there are many things in common between BCU and LPU.


Talking about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), Innovation and India; he offered LPU to become the first partner university in India by involving with the STEAM project, which is a melting pot of technologies, workspace, and business support. He shared: “STEAM brings one’s ideas to life. We help entrepreneurs, sole traders, companies, and individuals to build their businesses, develop new products, services and collaborate.”

Other BCU UK delegates

Other visiting delegates from BCU UK were Research Associate Dean Prof Cham Athwal; University Sports Director Prof Mark Jeffreys; University Academic in Textiles Prof Caroline Raybould; University Head of Compliance Prof Anita Virk; Partnership Development Manager Makhan Singh; and, CEO Jute Republic Ben Ballinger.

Before this, Head Division of International Affairs Mr Aman Mittal welcomed the delegates and introduced them to the top officials at LPU. Registrar at the university Sr Dean Dr Monica Gulati conferred Honorary Adjunct Professor letter to Prof Julian, Executive Dean Dr Lovi Raj Gupta informed all about academic and administrative achievements made by LPU in a small span.