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LPU announces important dates for its entrance test LPUNEST for B.Tech (engineering) 2021 admissions
Date: January 04, 2021
Lovely Professional University, India’s largest university situated in Punjab has announced information related to its entrance test for admission session 2021. LPUNEST is the first step for aspirants across the country to secure their admissions for the university’s renowned B.Tech (engineering) programs. The test also forms the basis of eligibility for rewarding scholarships upto ₹1.2 lakhs per year.
LPU is not only the largest university but it is also highly rated for excellence in higher education. It ranks one of the top universities amongst all government and private universities in India in NIRF 2020 rankings by MHRD. Its Engineering schools have also been ranked amongst top institutions in the country in NIRF and India Today rankings. Given its mammoth reputation, LPU draws students from 28 states of India and over 50 countries.
LPUNEST 2021 online registration starts on 1st January 2021 and the last date to submit the application form is 26th February 2021. The exam would be conducted online between 27th February 2021 to 6th March 2021. Students would have an option to choose their exam date and time using the online slot booking mechanism which will begin from 1st February 2021 onwards. University will declare the result in March and online counselling and seat allocation process will begin from 5th April 2021. To know more on the exam students can visit https://nest.lpu.in/engineering
To cater to the interest of students from all over the world, LPUNEST traditionally has test centres in more than 50 countries and over 200 cities across India. The year 2020 has been different as the global pandemic necessitating dynamic and urgent changes. Keeping aspirants’ safety at the top of its priorities, LPU swiftly moved its admission process online while offering students friendly admission policies. For the admission session, 2021 too aspirants can expect only the best safety measures in keeping with their interests.
University has also introduced new age specializations in B.Tech last year which have been offered in collaboration with industry leaders. LPU is amongst the few universities in the world to have B.Tech in specialization like Machine Learning, Data Science, Full Stack Development, Aerospace, Internet of Things, Robotics & Mechatronics, Big Data, Cyber Security, and Cloud Computing. There would be limited seats in such programs and thus entry to these programs would be highly competitive.
As per the university’s tradition, LPU also has a huge scholarships program. University strongly believes that monetary constraints should not be an obstacle for a student to have access to quality education. Students joining LPU B.Tech programs can avail scholarships upto ₹1.2 lakhs per year basis their performance in LPUNEST 2021. Under the LPU Scholarship Scheme, students have been awarded scholarship worth ₹ 100+ crores in last year only.
LPU has consistently built strong relationships with industry including the recent tie-ups with Google, SAP, Oracle, which results in outstanding training opportunities for students. Besides the innovation labs, they also benefit from incubation centres and initiatives that encourage entrepreneurial ventures and startups. Through international exchange programmes with renowned institutions around the world, students get exposure to travel and study abroad, at 100% scholarship.
The placement record proves that LPU students have become sought after names amongst top recruiters including Microsoft, Google, Cognizant, Amazon, Capgemini, TCS, and many more. In the year 2020 LPU has set the highest placement record in North India with its students placed in Microsoft at ₹42 lakhs package. International placements with names like Apple and Facebook are just the beginning for several alumni, who have charted successful career graphs in their chosen spheres. And it all begins with LPUNEST.
LPU’s Forensic Science Expert provided Consultancy to Ministry of Home Affairs
Date: November 07, 2020
LPU had deputed its Forensic Science expert faculty member, Dr Mohit Soni, to the Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India) for forwarding exemplary expertise in the related field. Providing valuable consultancy, Dr Soni assisted the Government of India, at backend and policy level, for opening the first ever National Forensic Science University in the country. He also coordinated the preparation of a brand new course of ‘Cyber Crime Investigation’ with a new structure module. He worked in New Delhi for a year, along with high-profiled authorities of India engaged in the fields of Law Enforcement and Intelligence.
The objective of ‘Research Consultancy Policy’ at LPU is to encourage faculty members to take up consultancy as a professional work in their field of expertise for clients outside the institution. It may result in generation of new knowledge and revenue; however, it is not the prime purpose as LPU likes to have the freedom of publication over the results of consultancy. In fact, LPU has highly qualified faculty members on its staff rolls for preparing students as globally fit human resource.
On these lines, a Ph.D in Digital Forensics, Dr Soni had Ministry of Home Affairs’ research fellowship for having his doctorate degree from IIT Kanpur. He has also trained many army, police and intelligence officers on cyber security, offence/defence, information security, biometrics and related aspects. LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal congratulated the faculty member for performing his deputation duty diligently.
Dr Soni informs that LPU houses a wide range of high-end instruments for pushing the boundaries of research in science and technology to higher level. These instruments and facilities help the faculties like him, research scholars and students to carry out globally competitive research in basic, applied and medical sciences and provide consultancy thereof. He also shared that in order to curb the cybercrimes, he is working on a research-tech grant start up ‘Cyber Security Solution’ at LPU, which acts like an ‘anti-virus’ on being attached to the digital gadget, and even informs about the crime to the police.
Punjab Governor to address hundreds of LPU’s Transforming Education Awards and Study Grant Recipients
Date: November 07, 2020
LPU has scheduled an annual award ceremony for the 3rd edition of Transforming Education Awards (TEA) and 1st Study Grants distribution at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university. Hon’ble Governor (Punjab) Shri VP Singh Badnore has consented to join the ceremony for a virtual address, and awarding 667 awardee Principals, Teachers, Schools and Meritorious Students selected from across the country. The session of ‘Study Grant’ awarding ceremony will be presided over by LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal.
The awardees will be reaching LPU Campus from all states of India to attend the ceremony. The Award Ceremony will be held at the campus under strict observance of social distancing and other related government-issued directives. Awards of more than 2.5 Crore Rupees will be awarded to 412 inspiring principals, teachers & students of 107 Schools, and 255 meritorious students selected from across the country.
LPU’s "Transforming Education Awards" are to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of those educational centers and their teachers, where the students provide credit to the concerned centers and teachers for doing the best for students by transforming education in the classrooms. Views of students are followed by online voting and evaluation by a panel of experts which enable schools and teachers to earn credits.
Focus of the annual 'LPUNEST Study Grant’ is to establish LPU’s commitment towards rewarding deserving and meritorious students. Under this 'Grant', students avail financial assistance to study at higher education institutions other than LPU. Meritorious students earn the best ranks in annual LPUNEST examination, and further get admission in top institutions of the country like IITs. This grant is to assist such students to prove to be great professionals and serve the country in the best possible manner. LPUNEST is one of the largest annual national eligibility and scholarship tests of the country. It is a university level examination which is held for admission to various courses at LPU.
Punjab Governor Mr VP Singh Badnore chaired LPU’s Award Ceremony for Teachers
Date: November 07, 2020
Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized an annual award ceremony for the 3rd edition of Transforming Education Awards (TEA) and 1st Study Grants distribution at its Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium, where Hon’ble Governor (Punjab) Shri VP Singh Badnore made a virtual address and bestowed awards to 667 awardee Principals, Teachers, Schools and Meritorious Students selected from across the country. Based on unique and novel ideas, the event saw a direct or indirect participation of more than 5 lakh students, teachers, and parents from across India.
Feeling that the event has ignited the true spirit of “Guru – Shishya Parampara”, Governor Badnore highlighted that “here a ‘Shishya’ went beyond his capacity to give Guru Dakshina by letting the world know about the transformation made by “Guru” in his or her life. The values of Indian Education system which got submerged in this fast changing world came to the fore with this event”. He also shared that the way students have recognised the contribution of their teachers; it shows the most affectionate relation between teachers and their students.
Mentioning the teaching profession as selfless service, Governor Badnore further shared that “a good teacher acts as the building block of a strong nation by helping children to become good citizens. It is a profession which has proved its worth of being “a profession which teaches all other professions”. He emphasized that “during the current time of COVID-19 pandemic, teachers had to put a lot of extra effort in getting acquainted with the new way of teaching, and also to keep the students’ motivation and aspirations high. It is because of the dedication of the teaching fraternity that we have been able to navigate during this time of pandemic with the same quality education to young talents of our proud country.”
Referring to the event as an impressive social responsibility initiative, the Hon'ble Governor congratulated LPU Management for providing a unique opportunity to the country's students for thanking their hard working teachers. The Hon'ble Governor shared that the way LPU is moving forward, fulfilling its social responsibilities with the likes of ‘Transforming Education Awards’, is the right way to move forward for any higher education institution.
The awardees had reached LPU Campus from across India to attend the ceremony, where it was held under strict observance of social distancing and other related government-issued directives. More than 2.5 crore rupees were awarded to 412 inspiring principals, teachers & students of 107 Schools, and 255 meritorious students selected from across the country.
Welcoming and addressing the congregation of intellectuals, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal expressed his happiness on the overwhelming response received for the awards’ event. Mr Mittal shared that the awards are to further motivate and encourage more teachers of the country for betterment of education in the country. Also present on the occasion were LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal; Executive Deans Dr Lovi Raj Gupta, Dr Sanjay Modi; Senior Dean Dr Monica Gulati; HD Admissions Dr Rajeev Sobti; and, Jury Member for Awards Mr Vikram Puri, Head Agro Tech Advisory- Farm Division, Mahindra & Mahindra.
LPU’s "Transforming Education Awards" are to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of those educational centres and their teachers, where students provide credit to the concerned centres and teachers for doing their best by transforming education in the classrooms. The focus of the annual 'LPUNEST Study Grant’ is to establish LPU’s commitment towards rewarding deserving and meritorious students of the country.
LPU Engineering Students celebrated Bosch Day-2020 with Bosch Experts
Date: October 15, 2020
Engineering students and alumni of Lovely Professional University (LPU) celebrated Bosch Day-2020 online with the Bosch Leaders, including Chief Expert Sreekanta Aradhya for Industry 4.0 Engineering & Business Solutions. Looking to kick off the hiring season with some big and marquee names, LPU endeavored to host Bosch leadership team for the Bosch day celebrations. Bosch day was an opportunity where the students graduating in 2021 had the unique opportunity to talk and interact with leaders from within Bosch, and also hear it all from their seniors working at Bosch. During this, technical talk on Industrial IoT and industry 4.0 was also delivered by Bosch experts for the benefit of the student community.
LPU is one of the universities in India for the coveted IoT garage initiative by Bosch, and has also been recognized as one of the campuses from where the highest number of graduates has been recruited in 2020 by Bosch. Mr Aradhya along with other experts Mohan Bellur, Venu Gopal VV, Karthik Rajapaul, Bharath Kakaiah, Anand Pasoria, Sathyan Somasundaram and LPU alumni, now working with Bosch, interacted vehemently online with LPU engineering students of all domains. Bosch Experts guided LPU students to “be the ‘Quality Talent’. This endeavor proved to be an exclusive opportunity to celebrate the ‘Bosch-LPU’ collaboration.
Director Corporate Relations/Training and Placement Cell at LPU, Prof Dr Harpal Theti shares: “Bestowing to a great association with Bosch at LPU, we celebrated this partnership with a sense of pride and fulfillment. The batch graduating in summers of 2021 had this great opportunity to hear it all from the leaders at Bosch, and also their seniors who are proud “Boschlers” now.”
One of the alumni, Ashutosh shared, “A great association is one which stands by any associate during testing times like COVID. I and other 180 “Boschlers” were assisted to fly from Germany back to India in a chartered flight and for subsequent stay at Vivanta by Taj, all borne by Bosch. I personally feel that ‘Great Career’ and a ‘great work life balance’ is what awaits all the new recruits at Bosch.”
President of India honours LPU Student
Date: October 15, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind has honoured BTech 4th year student Gourav Singhal of Lovely Professional University (LPU) by conferring the National Service Scheme Award on him for the year 2018-19. Occasion was Virtual National Service Scheme Awards (2018-19) Ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on 24th September 2020. LPU student Gourav is the only awarded student of a private university and one among 32 volunteers selected for awards from across the country. He has been chosen from 40 lakh NSS Volunteer Students of 298 Universities and 42 School Conclaves & Vocational Institutions from across the country.
As per his zone, LPU student was invited at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, to receive the award. Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also attended the ceremony. As Gourav stepped on to the Award bestowing podium, a citation was read out aloud that Gourav is being awarded for his contributions to the society towards “Free Education; awareness for drug de-addiction camps; and, campaign against social evils and ill traditions. Gourav has been awarded with the Citation Certificate, a Medal and Rs One Lac.
Addressing on the occasion the President Shri Ram Nath Kovind said that service to humanity and nation has been the tradition of Indian value system and it has its roots in its traditions. Sharing that the NSS (National Service Scheme) was launched in 1969 on the 100th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he said that the ‘Scheme’ continues to be of immense relevance even today. He appreciated the presentation of awards even in testing times of COVID pandemic. Talking about the NSS, he asserted that it encourages youth to volunteer for community service through various measures true to its motto of “Not me, but you”. Sharing that 40 lakh students of various educational institutions are associated with this noble scheme, he assured that the future of India is in safe hands. He also appreciated the volunteers for their services in creating awareness about social distancing, food serving, proper usage of masks in times of COVID 19 and providing relief and rehabilitation to floods and earthquake victims.
Congratulating the “made for society” student-Gourav Singhal in particular, all other NSS volunteers and Program Officers at LPU; Chancellor Ashok Mittal shared, “It is a matter of great pride and happiness that LPU student has emerged the best from among many lakhs of other volunteers from across the country.”
LPU organizes Five-Week long Online Training Programme for Fashion Students
Date: October 15, 2020
The School of Fashion Design at Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized Five-Week long online summer training program even during the complete long ‘Lockdown’ period of Corona pandemic. Here, top fashion industry experts of the ranks of MDs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Designers, and Merchandize & Marketing Managers paved a smooth way for fashion students. Through this program, expertise of the fashion industry including Nouvcao Ménage, New Times, Fusion group, Rashi group, Original 4sure, Burberrys & Safilo, Reebok and more was forwarded to students. LPU students were trained to be impact seeking inventors and drivers of disruption so that they may lead fashion innovation to the next level.
In fact, the essential part of students’ learning in the highly skilled and competitive segment of ‘Fashion and Design Industry’ is to be able to garner as much real time learning, besides what they are taught in classrooms and labs, face-to face. So, students were guided about various strategies to choose the best platform for online collaboration; incorporate group projects; build practical experience; schedule regular web meetings and more. Students were encouraged towards strong communication, time-management skills, as well as knowledge of virtual collaborative platforms and more.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal Shares: “Our School of Fashion Design develops skilled professionals who are recruit-able much before they graduate and also those who turn out to be successful entrepreneurs. On these lines, many LPU alumni are either placed with top national and international brands.” Mr Mittal also added that the ‘Annual Graduating Day’ of the School is celebrated on a large scale, where top national and international models walk on the ramp. They wear varied ensembles on various themes in different rounds, all prepared by the final year students.
Worth mentioning, LPU fashion students are presently working with top brands including H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Madame, Spencer & Marks. They are also running successful brands of their own. One of its alumni, Sancharan Sural Jain has illustrious clients from South Indian Film industry. Similarly, providing ultimate learning experience with commitment to innovation, there are also organized educational trips and industry exposure, including visits to Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) Milan, Italy. In addition, students are regularly encouraged to experiment with different materials to create conceptual wear and accessories, and are exposed to fashion shows, craft fairs, industry internships and craft documentation. This prepares them to take lead of their own in ‘Fashion Shows’ like ‘Times Fashion Week’.
Veteran Social Activist Padma Bhushan Anna Hazare interacted with LPU Students
Date: October 15, 2020
India's most admired veteran social activist Padma Bhushan Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, interacted online with thousands of Lovely Professional University (LPU) students. Occasion was a nationwide unity driven effort “Ektar Bharat”, on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, organized by one of the 250 students’ organizations ‘Techyons” at LPU. Presently 83 years old, Anna Hazare has led various important movements untiringly for the nation's welfare including promotion of rural development, government transparency, abolishing corruption and more.
Informing that his inspiration sources are Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekanand, Anna Hazare invoked students to make their life meaningful and worth living. Sharing that in his youth he was aimless, considered human life futile, and so wanted to commit suicide. However, life stories of these great men of the country taught him to seek bliss in the service of the village, common people and the country. He also learnt that destruction comes with the exploitation of nature and humanity. This inspired him to make his life meaningful through service and service only without expecting any reward. He asked students to set targets and proceed onwards unflinchingly.
Remembering his military life and participation in 1965 Indo-Pak War, Hazare Ji shared that he came across many fatalities of fellows around; however, he had no harm. Then, he decided this new life is for the nation only and since then he is agile in social works and expected the same from LPU students. He also emphasized that, “undoubtedly thousands of students are participating in the live discussions and interactions, if only 50 of them will do in accordance to my expectations, my life will indeed prove to be useful.”
Anna Hazare also inspired students that certain types of impediments try to clutch progressing steps but one should continue proceeding ahead keeping aim in mind. He shared his several imprisonments as medals to him by providing more energy to continue service to the nation with more vigour and vitality. On this occasion students also paid tributes to Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Ji, one of the most legendary freedom fighters, and former Prime Minister of India Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on their common birth anniversary.
England’s Lead Designer taught Architectural Geometry to LPU B.Arch Students
Date: October 15, 2020
England’s Lead Designer Vishu Bhooshan interacted with students of architecture and design at Lovely Professional University (LPU) and skilled them in “Architectural Geometry”. The occasion was an exclusive webinar on "Learning from Architectural Geometry" for LPU Students only. He forwarded his years of expertise in the simplest possible manner to LPU students. Vishu is a Lead Designer at world-renowned ‘Zaha Hadid Architects’ as part of the Computation and Design Research (ZH CODE) group in London (UK). He guided students on various aspects of mathematical figures, particularly of geometry domain, applied in the best designs of the world.
Vishu is also a tutor and thesis advisor for Architectural Computation at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London. He has also taught at various institutes in UK, India, China and Brazil. During the Webinar, Vishu informed about design research, computational geometries, specific interest on structure and fabrication; digital form-finding, topology optimization, statistical learning and more.
LPU students came to know well how geometry is related to architecture. They grasped that architects use geometry to study and divide space as well as draft detailed building plans. Builders and engineers rely on geometric principles to create structures safely. Above all, they also imbibed that applying geometry in design is unavoidable; and, geometry, algebra, trigonometry- all play a crucial role in architectural design.
Worth mentioning the visiting expert Ar Vishu is attached, for many years, with the world-renowned architects’ group of the British Iraqi Woman architect Zaha Mohammad Hadid. She was considered as the "Queen of the Curve", who liberated architectural geometry by providing it with a whole new expressive identity. Her major works include the London Aquatics Centre for Olympics, the Broad Art Museum in the US, a Museum in Rome, Opera House in China and many more.
Participating LPU students shared that the webinar proved very useful to them. They have learnt a lot about radical architectural designs in the very early stage of their innovative architectural learning. In fact, LPU School of Architecture & Design is among Punjab’s best institutions and ranked among top 10 promising architecture institutes of India by Higher Education Review. It always endeavours to train its students as lateral thinkers on innovative lines in this era of smart cities, sustainable buildings, and contemporary interiors. Through this elite webinar, students noted how architects use mathematics; how geometry is good for, where it is used, and so many other pros and cons of geometry in architecture.
LPU Students declared Swachhta Ambassadors by Municipal Corporation Jalandhar
Date:October 10, 2020
Four students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) Muskan Katoch (Journalism & Mass Communication), Ishmit Ananya Thenge (B Design Multimedia), Radhika Dey (Journalism & Mass Communication) and Apoorv Lal (B Design) have been declared “Swachhta Ambassadors” by Municipal Corporation Jalandhar. LPU students had participated along with many other students of different institutions, in a month-long ‘My Waste, My Responsibility’ awareness drive of Municipal Corporation Jalandhar. Creative students of LPU had competed in poetry and digital poster making competitions under the ‘Trash to Treasure’ category for ‘Cleanup Jalandhar’ awakening campaign. Mayor Jagdish Raja has appreciated the massive participation of the students.
Speaking aloud about the awakening campaign, LPU student Muskan’s First Prize winning revolutionary Hindi poem says-“Have Belief in Disbelief, Flow against current of the waves; Our Waste Our Responsibility, declare from today alone this very phrase.” Similarly, Ishmit and Radhika’s poems won second and third prize respectively. In another competition of ‘Digital Poster Making’, Apoorv Lal’s creation was applauded with second prize.
With Lovely Professional University (LPU) as its Education Partner, the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation had launched a month- long ‘My Waste, My Responsibility’ campaign based on 3Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle principles under ‘Swachh Survekshan-2021’. It is to be completed on 15th October 2020, with 6 Kms long Cycle Rally in the city by observing COVID 19 related directives. Thousands of National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers were also linked to this campaign directly or indirectly.
For this, residents of the area were asked to use their creative mind to make judicious use of waste under the ‘Trash to Treasure’ activity. They were asked to upload the post on Facebook (video/ photo) of anything they created out of waste and were asked to tag #mcjalandhar & #cleanupjalandhar.
LPU BTech Student fly to UK to join LPU’s Partner University for Final Foreign Degree
Date: October 07, 2020
Mechanical Engineering student Rohith Narayan of LPU has joined University of Huddersfield with 4000 British Pounds (GBP) Scholarship (near 4 Lakh Rupees) for Final Foreign Degree. LPU’s Study Abroad Program has enabled its BTech student to join England’s one of the best Universities. Under Study Abroad Program, students study two years at LPU and next two years at foreign partner university to get a final degree from the foreign university. Even COVID Pandemic could not stop LPU students from gaining international academic excellence and global professionalism. Division of International Affairs at LPU provides opportunity to its students to go for Internships, further studies, scholarships in its partner foreign universities.
For study abroad programs at LPU, ‘Credit transfer’ is done through very careful mapping of courses so that credits earned at LPU can be transferred to the host University. LPU gets the credits transferred to assure that courses completed at LPU will not have to be repeated at the Partner Foreign University. In such a case a student gets the final degree from the Partner University. As such, a student can start his/her program at LPU and graduates from a top university abroad. He/she can start with Year 1 and Year 2 (First 2 years) at LPU and complete Year 3 and Year 4 (Last 2 years) at a foreign partner university for ‘Final Degree’ from the joined foreign University.
Additional Director at the Division of International Affairs of LPU, Mr Aman Mittal shares: “Crossing the borders to study is all about removing learning and career barriers. A great number of our students are studying abroad and becoming successful through our outstanding international offerings and timely guidance. Such students study first two years at LPU and next two years in a foreign university to get a degree from a partner foreign University. It makes students save two years of costly foreign university fees to much extent, and many times students study with scholarships also. Moreover, LPU’s international office helps students to pick a study abroad program which caters to both their aspirations and career interests.”
In fact, LPU’s international partner programs fulfill a student’s dreams to study abroad with unique international blending programs. LPU articulation partners comprise of highly ranked universities in Canada, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France and many other countries in Europe. These programs are specifically relevant to those who have a foreign degree in mind but certain constraints and concerns put the coveted dream on hold. In this regard, LPU has 200+ international tie-ups.
Gold Rated, winner of TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework Award), University of Huddersfield is a public research university located in West Yorkshire, England. It has its origins dating back to the 19th century. As per the university authorities, the campus is a ‘Covid-Secure Environment’ and is for teaching, research and student support, with all Covid-19 precautions in place. It is 64th in QS World Ranking for its country, and is also one of the four leading institutions in the country for “National Teaching Fellowships”.
LPU Engineering Students & Faculty Members celebrated National Engineer’s Day-2020
Date: September 21, 2020
In spite of the COVID Pandemic hazards, thousands of students & faculty members from all engineering domains of LPU celebrated National Engineer’s Day-2020. Celebrations were a devoted tribute to the most innovative and industrious engineer of the country- Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Theme of live interactive and celebrative sessions was “New Age Innovators”, where panel discussions, open house question-answer, deans’ challenges, unique addresses on innovations were held. LPU Experts for ‘Industry 4.0 Engineering & Business Solutions’ interacted online with LPU engineering students of all domains. Students are advised to work for “Predictive Technology” by using AI, IoT, ML, Data Sciences innovatively.
During Panel Discussions, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Technology & Sciences at LPU, Dr Lovi Raj Gupta and Dr Reena, Dr Chander Mohan, Prof Mandeep Singh, innovative students Prabin Kumar Das,Vishv Jyoti put forward all about innovation and ideation. All were unanimous in upholding that “Necessity is the mother of Invention”, and in this critical Corona period urgency is driving innovation. COVID-19 has hugely separated innovators physically, but all are well connected through their unique ideas and thoughts. Discussions invoked all participants to come together and celebrate the innovator in each one to convert ideas and thoughts into meaningful societal solutions. Research oriented creative students also shared about their innovative herbal masks, smart dustbin and more.
In fact, engineers’ contribution to a country’s development is ever flowing and an innovation is not restricted to a particular age. Budding engineers at LPU are of this clay, and are continuously scaling on heights by accomplishing extraordinary feats. From coding in Hackathons to designing spectacular racing vehicles and participating at International events, LPU has an extraordinary journey with the craft of engineering. Undoubtedly, it is being considered as one of India's most technology-driven and futuristic engineering institutions.
LPU ranked among Top Six Universities of India
Date: September 21, 2020
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has been ranked at 6th position among top 50 private universities of the country. This has been declared in the popular magazine Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top universities under various categories under its recent publication. Outlook ICARE India Survey-2020 has evaluated strengths of LPU on different scales and awarded it a score of 499.67 to make it earn coveted ranking from among others. Some other universities included in this slab are PES University (Bengaluru), O.P. Jindal Global University (Haryana), Nirma University (Ahmedabad). It is also to be noted that LPU ranks as the best private university at the state level.
Five Parameters adopted for prestigious ranking were: Academic & Research Excellence; Industry Interface & Placement; Infrastructure & Facilities; Governance & Admissions; and, Diversity & Outreach. The assessment is based on how institutions within the same category perform against each other in a variety of metrics, thus reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of an institution in each domain.
Congratulating all at LPU, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared that even the worst Corona Pandemic could not affect the continuous hard earning endeavours at LPU. Prior to this also LPU has been included among top ranks of Ministry of Education, Govt of India’s NIRF Rankings. He added: “I know such rankings bestow more responsibilities on us, and we continue striving to be up to the expectations from us. LPU has revealed its indomitable spirit in achieving good scores under all parameters judged on, and promises further to scale high on other national and international feats.”
In fact, since its inception, LPU has regularly been ranked among top institutions of the country in more than 20 prestigious overall researches and rankings. It has been consistently ranked as top university in areas including placements, quality education, industry interface, infrastructure, international relations and more. LPU’s commitment for teaching time-needed excellence to its students has already brought laurels to it in 2020. Prior to this, Government of India in its NIRF rankings-2020 has placed LPU among nation’s top 10 institutions on ‘Outreach & Inclusivity’ parameter; 4th in Engineering; 13th in Management; and, 22nd in Pharmacy. Included amongst the top 100 institutes of the country, LPU has got an overall university ranking of 78 among all of the government and private universities of the country. Here, LPU is also the only private university of Punjab to be among the top 100.
Two top Italian Design Universities sign MoU with LPU’s School of Fashion
Date: September 14, 2020
Continuously enhancing global academic strengths, LPU has signed two MoUs with world-renowned Italian art & design Universities- NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) and ‘Domus Academy‘of Milano for its School of Fashion Design. NABA is the only design school in Italy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Home to several successful individuals, NABA has schooled the best talents in the world; whereas, ‘Domus Academy’ is also the most visionary postgraduate design school in Italy. It offers post-graduate and professional courses in fashion, industrial design, and design management. Students of both of these institutions have created a significant name in the fashion and design industry, world-wide, and are pioneering in their respective careers.
MoU signing authority from Italy, Managing Director of NABA Donato Medici shares: “We are very proud to be associated with LPU School of Design (Fashion)- a leader in the education sector. Both the institutions work towards a shared vision of providing students with rich academic experience and a global outlook. We look forward to empowering young minds at both of the universities for fulfilling their academic ambitions”. Registrar at LPU, Dr Monica Gulati represented LPU during the signing ceremony.
These categorized MoUs are drawn as LPU, too, ever intends to lead its design students to global heights of artistic creations. With these collaborations, LPU students of Fashion will now get access to an increased set of international opportunities and global exposure ranging across exchange programs, professional development courses, knowledge sharing forums, collaborative research projects, prominent seminars and conferences. It will indeed prove to be a part of students’ holistic educational development. These associations will indeed entail sharing of global best practices.
Immensely pleased with the compact collaborations; Head, Division of International Affairs at LPU, Aman Mittal informs that the Design School of LPU is considered as one of the best design colleges in India, where cutting-edge labs and equipment simulate the industry environment with practical exposure to global fashion industry. Its annual graduating show witnesses students’ exuberant ensembles under fashion parades with top models and beauty queens from across the globe.
Head of the Fashion School Bhaskar Mitra shares, “we had devised out the MoUs signing after 11 LPU students of Fashion School visited Italy for three week summer school, in the mid of 2019, at NABA. Domus Academy was also visited for future collaboration. There, LPU students also got international credits transfer along with a certificate on Fashion Design and styling.”
Technical Economic Adviser from President of Ghana’s Office interacted with LPU Students
Date: September 14, 2020
Technical Economic Adviser from President of Ghana’s Office Dr Samuel Kwadwo Frimpong interacted with students of LPU, particularly newly admitted. He talked about youth, economy, development in Ghana and relation between India and Ghana. He guided students on varied issues and advised them to live a passion full life with dedication and devotion for being a global leader. Along with several Ghanaian students, Indian students from all parts of the country also imbibed the utilitarian and pragmatic thoughts ardently.
Occasion was an exclusive ‘Live’ session with Dr Frimpong under uniquely designed insightful "Corporate Talks" series for LPU students. Dr Samuel Frimpong advised students that education is a key to the future; and, all of them should receive it seriously, passionately. While interacting about Ghana’s sustainable future, he pointed about the development of human capital through time-needed education of high quality. He shared that Ghana's economy is the second biggest in West Africa and it can be boomed if helped by more exports of cocoa, gold, minerals and oil-the natural resources of the country. He also stressed upon higher education for all in the country to secure the future. He is of the view that any country’s management depends upon qualified human resources, and for that high-valued education is a must for its youth.
An academician to the core, Dr Frimpong is a Chartered Management and Administration Consultant. He holds PhD in Industrial Economics and Master in Business Administration (MBA). His voracious scholarship in a youthful age has made him revolutionary to take stringent steps for overnight developments. He wants to raise the economic power to benefit present day youth, not alone of his country but others’ also.
The session was organized by one of the prestigious students’ organization Hult Prize at LPU, which saw participation of Ghanaian students along with many other international and national students. Noteworthy, Ghana's National Development Planning Commission is currently leading to develop a 40 Year Long Term Development Plan (2018-2057).
LPU Faculty-Member’s Short-Film selected in International Film Festival
Date: September 14, 2020
Merely 60 seconds’ silent short-film ‘Teasailure’ of Lovely Professional University’s Assistant Professor Dr Paramjeet Singh has been selected in world renowned International Film Festival-‘Lift-Off Global Network’. The film is a symbolic depiction of earth’s evolution from dark ages to the present Corona period through a ‘Chess Game’. The title of the film is self-coined by the creator by combining three domains of creation “teaser, trailer and feature”. The ‘Festival’ aims to send each program out to as wide of an audience as possible.
Symbolism is a key feature of this another short film of Dr Paramjeet, who presently teaches Punjabi at LPU’s School of Social Sciences & Languages. He informed: “The base of this silent film is chess. It talks about the origin of earth and its further evolution up to now in the Corona Period- 2020. I have attempted to show human evolution, civilization, the dark-age and the role of state in a society, all in one minute.”
Depicted in five stages, the film starts with a revolving globe indicating earth; in next phase it turns into colourful painting showing beauty of the world; next a hand blackens the colours revealing dark period of wars; the fourth stage is of Chess game with monarchy and pawns; and, the last, that is present one begins with sirens of ambulances, roars and reversed pawns are seen wearing masks and kits symbolizing Corona Pandemic period; however, the game is going on.
Having worked with famous bollywood script-writer Amri Gill, Dr Paramjeet has a lot to share with people as he has studied art and literature to the core. Prior to this, one of his other much applauded silent film ‘Stray Star’ was enacted by Magda Ruiz Martinez of Argentina. It is a dialogue on racism and humanity and was selected for 16 Film Festivals.
Lift-Off Global Network is a massive platform for independent filmmakers to grow their career in independent film with festivals, showcases and a global members’ network. Lift-Off sessions select the best possible shorts or features from the films that are submitted to it. The first round of the fest is held online; the second is internal; the third and final round is a live screening event to be held at renowned Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom and in Hollywood, the USA.
Lovely Academy Students cleared JEE Mains Exam-2020 with High Percentile
Date: September 14, 2020
Lovely Academy student Rohan Rana has cleared JEE Mains September Exam-2020 with 97 percentile, along with many other successful students of the academy clearing it with excellent scores. A student of Army Public School (Jalandhar Cantt), Rohan Rana has been getting coaching from the Academy since his 10th class. He is from Non-Medical stream and prepared for JEE Competition and CBSE Board Examinations as well. Rohan has already cleared SSB’s NDA Examination through Lovely Academy.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 result has recently been declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Only a total of 24 students secured 100 percentile in the exam that was conducted from 1st to 6th September across 600 centers in the country. Lovely Academy students revealed their efficiency in all the three main subjects of the examination-Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for scoring high.
Congratulating the hard working students of the academy, Director Aman Mittal shared: “I am proud to share that the brilliant success of the students is due to the devoted and dedicated mentoring culture at the academy. This time due to Corona19 Pandemic grave situation, we continued with online classes for our students, and they too responded well in preparing for the exams. The glorious result is before us all. Moreover, the faculty engaged at the academy is highly qualified from across top career oriented centers of India- including those of Kota, Kanpur and Delhi. In fact, we are proud of the collaborative achievements of our students and teachers.”
Parents of the successful students at Lovely Academy are very happy with the roaring success of their wards. They have expressed great words of appreciation for working and studying culture at the Academy. Thanking management and teaching staff at the academy, they also feel that this all could happen only due to the training got by the students at Lovely Academy.
Chief Minister of Rajasthan honours LPU Architect Student for his Designing Expertise
Date: August 31, 2020
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan Shri Ashok Gehlot has awarded 4th Year Architecture student Sunny Chhetri of LPU, virtually, with First Prize for his unique designing expertise. Sunny has emerged as the winner in ‘Envelope Design’ competition at three-day "Design Conclave 2020" held in Jaipur. This ‘winning’ design of multiple elaborations will now be officially used by the Government of Rajasthan. Conclave 2020 was jointly organized online by the Arts, Literature, Culture and Information Technology Departments of the Rajasthan Government, particularly Centre for Design Excellence and Department of Science & Technology.
The theme of the finalized design to be submitted within three days was “IT Revolution”. With smart skills, LPU students’ team, led by Sunny Chhetri from Kolkata and member student Bryan Umwi of the same class from Meghalaya, rose above numerous entries from across the country. The fantastic design is very catchy and illustrative too. LPU students also embedded two taglines in Hindi on it- “Bhavishya Ki Soch, Kranti ki Aur” and “Suchna Taknik Kranti”. Applauding the mentoring, supportive and motivating spirit of all the teachers at LPU School of Architecture & Design, Sunny shared that only due to such strengths winning could be possible, in an otherwise tough national level competition.
Talking about the design, Sunny informed that multi-coloured configuration is taken from National Tri-Colour, and its circle denotes never ending revolution for future generations. “Being a regularly growing country, India is a land of revolutions whether for freedom, social justice, in space or presently in the IT Sector, which will be ever on. Similarly this winning design is symbolizing dense revolution”, shared prestigiously awarded LPU student Sunny Chhetri.Sunny has received ‘Certificate of Excellence’ as First Prize from the Government of Rajasthan, under the signatures of Ar Shweta Chaudhary of Centre for Design Excellence and Ms Mugdha Sinha (IAS), Secretary, Deptt of Science & Technology, Govt. of Rajasthan.
In fact, with the tagline “Build the Future, Through Buildings of Future”, LPU School of Architecture & Design teaches its students to design, innovate and create. In an era of smart cities, sustainable buildings and contemporary interiors, it nourishes learners to become lateral thinkers by focusing on critical design approaches. It creates skilled professionals that are recruit-able much before they graduate. Forwarding innovative teaching, it challenges the conventional teaching methods with practice-based teaching.
Southeast Asia’s top Malaysian University TU signs MoU with LPU
Date: August 24, 2020
Southeast Asia’s top Malaysian University TU (Taylor’s University) and LPU (Lovely Professional University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to lead students and faculty of both the universities in academic and research exposure. Striving to be the best, TU is number one Private University in Malaysia, and included among top 1.3% of universities globally, top 1% in employer reputation; top 50 among ‘under 50’ in the world, and also rated in QS World University ranking at 349. MoU marks an important milestone in the realization of LPU's aim to globalize Indian education regularly. The School of Hotel Management & Tourism at LPU will foster a broader international outlook for their students with this pact.
The collaboration between the two top universities of the region sets forth the areas of developing research projects jointly and avail funding; exchange of academic information, materials and facilities; students and faculty exchange; organization/ participation in joint symposium, seminar, conferences, workshops; developing articulations for twinning/joint programs; allowing students to undertake part of the program/course of study at each institution; and, promotion of such other activities/programs as mutually agreed from time to time.
For this important collaboration; Vice President, International Students Recruitment & Institutional Partnerships of TU Dr Sheikh Fahmy Sheikh Mohamed and Registrar of LPU Dr Monica Gulati signed on to the MoU. TU Director Institutional Partnerships Au Shieu Ye and Additional Director at LPU’s Division of International Affairs Aman Mittal are Coordinators for their respective universities. Endorsing the commitment to the collaboration, Mr Mittal shared that internationalization is at the core of LPU strategic objectives. This MoU with TU marks an important milestone in the realization of this aim. Both the coordinators anticipated that the signed understanding would pave the way ahead to a much wider and fruitful collaboration.
The hospitality, tourism and events sectors are growing at an exponential pace and Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events (SHTE) prides itself on matching every stride of this growth. It leads the way for hospitality education in Southeast Asia. LPU School of Hotel Management and Tourism is also among India’s best that grooms students through industry endorsed curriculum and intensive service oriented practical studies with industry exposure in excellent infrastructure. Students are surrounded by peers from 50+ countries giving them an international edge. LPU has its own three-star Uni-Hotel, fully operated by students for their final training.
Vice President of India declares LPU among top 25 Institutes of Category ‘Band A’ in Education Ministry’s Innovation Rankings
Date: August 20, 2020
The Vice-President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, has announced the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020, where Lovely Professional University (LPU) has been declared in top Category ‘Band A’ of Ranking 6th to 25th. Thus, in this Education Ministry’s annual Innovation Rankings of the country, LPU has been included among top 25 institutes in India. Here, LPU stands uniquely tall amid a total of 674 Institutions which took part in the rankings from throughout the country. Feeling more responsibility with this prestigious ranking, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal holds: “LPU will keep on striving hard for making India ‘Vishv Guru’ again.” Noteworthy, LPU already has many other national & international prestigious rankings to its credit including NIRF Ranking.
This ranking is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Ministry’s Innovation Cell, Government of India. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, rankings were released virtually, in the presence of Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and other related top ranks.
Congratulating all at LPU, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal invoked faculty, staff and students to be more prepared to scale further heights in the regularly changing and demanding educational sector. Taking instance of the present virtual education dissemination, he further encouraged all to be ready and up to the expectations of global society.
Aiming to promote innovation among Indian educational institutions, ARIIA ranking assesses universities and institutions on criteria ranging from support for entrepreneurship development; innovative learning method; intellectual property generation; technology transfer, and its commercialization among certain other aspects. Thus, the indicators that were used for ranking are related to ‘Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Development’ amongst students and faculty of respective institutions.
In fact, “ARIIA 2020” rankings has six rank-awarding categories. Five categories are Centrally Funded Institutions, State-funded universities, State-funded autonomous institutions, Private or Deemed Universities and Private Institutions. The sixth special category includes higher education institutions for women only to encourage women and bring gender parity in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. In its own Self-finance/Private Institutions Category: Bands for Sub Categories 4; Private or Self-Financed Universities, LPU is included in Band A with universities ranking from 6th to 25th alphabetically.
LPU organized Online Celebration of India's 74th Independence Day as "Jashn e Azaadi"
Date:August 17, 2020
Irrespective of the dense CORONA pandemic hazards, LPU organized ‘Online Celebration’ of India's 74th Independence Day as "Jashn e Azadi" at the campus. Many thousands of national and international students from 50+ countries and all Indian states remained connected to the vibrant celebrations vide digital networking through facebook.com/lpuuniversity. Students enjoyed ambience of the campus virtually by witnessing the unfurling & hoisting high of the Tri-Colour and various other cultural performances full of patriotic fervor.
Congratulating all on the 74th Independence Day, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal reminded all about the toughness of the pandemic period and thanked PM Narendra Modi and CM Capt Amrinder Singh, who have provided the people with an environment of survival and safety in the country and the state, respectively, by controlling CORONA efficiently. Speaking highly about the adaptability and hospitality of the Indians, he shared: “In present days, World has realized that no country can go great without India & Indians.” Chancellor Mittal invoked students to ever remember the patriotic relationship of oneness with the country and indebted kinship with the parents, who selflessly suffer for their prosperity.”
Also sharing that with millions of the student population, India is perhaps the first country globally to adopting online education during an existing crisis. LPU too stepped ahead in adopting online technology by conducting remaining syllabi and conducting exams thereof. He thanked new students for believing in and responding well to the innovative processes of LPU, and asked them to feel as they all are inside the campus, in celebrating the occasion. Mr Mittal anticipated to meet them in person at the campus in the near future.
Observing social distancing and other pandemic related norms, senior students also presented various cultural items of patriotism, including qawwali, dance, poems, skits, songs and more. Ms Muskan’s hindi poem “Beta Mara Nahin, Shahid Huaa Hae, Garv se Sabko Batla Dana '' made all emotional and full of respect for soldiers ever ready on LOC and LAC. Many other student organizations at LPU have also organized various inspirational programmes where they made students interact with Captain Jasmeet Chauhan, Ex Indian Army Officer, who has been a noted sniper and RE-rider, and Stree Shakti Puraskar Awardee, Veteran Shooting Championship Gold Medalist-"Revolver Dadi'', Mrs. Prakashi Tomar, and many more.
Canada’s Queen’s University offered Thirty Thousand Dollars Annual Scholarship to LPU Student
Date: August 13, 2020
Canada’s one of the top universities, Queen's University (Kingston) Ontario has offered an annual scholarship of 30,000+ Dollars to LPU meritorious BSc (Hons) Physics student Karanpreet Singh. Now LPU alumni, Karanpreet is to pursue MSc in Physics followed by PhD at the Canadian University. He is also to further his scientific research endeavours, strengthen academics and professional skills there under extended scholarship.
Graduate Chair at the Department of Physics in Canada University, Dr James M. Fraser recommended to the School of Graduate Studies that Karanpreet be accepted as an MSc student in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, starting in September 2020.
Mentored in the right direction by the Departments of International Relations and Physics at LPU, this foreign enthusiast brilliant student belongs to Ropar District of Punjab, and is cheerful on receiving offer letters from both the two concerned departments of Canadian University- the School of Graduate Studies and the Physics Department. Director at LPU Division of International Affairs Mr Aman Mittal congratulated the hard-working, research oriented student and informed that LPU has guided many other students to reach high pedestals on international level also. He shared that COVID-19 has casted least effect upon the abilities of LPU students and university' endeavours. In this context, LPU has 200+ international collaborations with foreign universities.
Karanpreet has forwarded his sincere thanks to LPU officials and professors for their best efforts in this regard. He has also published 4 research papers in the Indexed International Journals, under the supervision of LPU Professor Dr Naveen Gupta, which also helped him to get this scholarship. LPU Department of Physics is performing excellently in research areas as a number of its students have got selected in various International Universities for Higher studies.
Queen's University has the top ranking in the list of Canadian universities. As per the QS World University Ranking, it ranks at the 239th position in the world and at the 10th spot in Canada. Being one of the top universities in Canada, the university has thousands of international students from 100+ countries. It offers a broad range of student supports, opportunities and a stimulating intellectual environment.
Freshmen Induction Program commenced at LPU for New Academic Session 2020-21
Date: August 12, 2020
Amid pandemic hit severe period world-wide, education did not get curtailed even for a single day at LPU, and presently thousands of new students from different continents and the country have got admissions for its new academic session 2020-21. In order to make students start a uniquely designed online phase of their new academic journey conveniently; LPU has devised a 15-day dedicated Induction Programme. New session is slated to commence from 10th August 2020 in different batches up till 20th August. In each new batch of 6 days with 23 activities, students are conversing one to one with LPU authorities/officials through Google Meet and witnessing/participating mass activities live on LPU’s YouTube account. Various high-profiled dignitaries from industry including MDs, CEOs, top officials of diverse sectors and celebrities are also motivating new entrants with their expertise and experiences.
As per the American universities and UGC Guidelines, elaborated ‘Freshmen Induction Program’ is to welcome & guide new students about university systems, policies, support mechanisms, multi-ethnic campus life and allied endeavours. Program also includes 5 cultural sessions, where students are participating online as per their individual talent-taste and temperament. Senior students have also chalked out many ice-breaking sessions to energize them for exhibiting their potential. Already commenced, the induction program is to continue up to 18th August 2020.
This year, too, students from 50+ countries including SAARC, Gulf, ASEAN countries, other continents and all Indian states & UTs have joined LPU. Top Officials from industry, high-ranked officers from Government/ Private sectors, Celebrities and Leaders are also interacting online with new students to broaden their visions. Famous Bollywood Rapper Badshah will also entertain students in between to make students enter their new phase on harmonious notes and relaxed moods.
Greeting new students on joining LPU community, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, Senior Deans, Executive Dean and other senior faculty members are motivating them to start their online academic journey for bright tomorrow. Students are being encouraged to get acquainted with the university's great culture of diversity. Senior students at LPU are also presenting varied activities for their entertainment and guidance. New students are also being guided to work for their suitable placements in the top industry right from the beginning. There is also a special doubts clearing session for parents to satisfy there all ifs and buts, if any. New students and their parents are sharing their appreciation for the online induction program arranged amid the Corona phase and terming it as an inspiring initiative of the university.
In fact, LPU is all set to commence its new academic session 2020-21 from 10th August 2020. For this, LPU has developed a unique online education Tool-‘myclass.lpu.in’ to provide easy cybernetic classes beyond any complexities. University is determined that the education for the students should not stop for any cause or reason, and it is important that the session should begin on time.
LPU’s Aerospace Engineering Student wins International Silver Honour
Date:Aug 10, 2020
BTech Aerospace Engineering student Gopalchetty Brahma of LPU has won international ‘Silver Honour’ award by proving his deftness and creativity in academic course related fields- Astronomy and Astrophysics. The occasion was the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC-2020), held online, for the students from all across the world. Tough competitors were from the countries including the US, UK, Russia, Canada, Germany, China, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea, New Zealand, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore and many more. This competition sharpens students’ minds to learn more in depth about these two fields related densely to aerospace and aeronautical engineering.
The winning certificate issued under the signatures of IAAC Public Relations Manager Stefan Amberg and Team Coordinator Fabian Schneider indicates that the final round of the competition was a supervised exam, where LPU participant scored enough points to get placed among the top 7% of all the participants from across the world to win ‘Silver Honour’.
Manager Amberg holds that Astronomy is an interesting scientific subject, and by participating in this competition students come to know more about it. This competition aims to be accessible to all students from all countries regardless of their background, school, or institution. For this, IAAC uses today's technologies and the global connection to make the competition possible. In fact, society is in need of capable scientists and engineers, who develop, shape and maintain the innovations of the future. So, IAAC is a sophisticated competition platform to enable students to get involved in the process of shaping the future.
The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC) is the biggest online astronomy competition for students from all countries, where they win awards, cash prizes or become official IAAC ambassadors in their respective country. This is an international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their skills, and to unleash their creativity in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. IAAC gives students a unique opportunity to apply skills to challenging problems, where students from all grades and all countries participate.
LPU’s New Academic Session 2020-21 commencing from 10th August
Date: Aug 04, 2020
Following all mandates as ordained worldwide to be safe against COVID 19 pandemic, LPU is all set to commence its new academic session 2020-21 from 10th August 2020. For this, LPU has developed a unique online education Tool-‘myclass.lpu.in’ to provide easy cybernetic classes beyond any complexities. University has decided that the education for the students should not stop, and it is important that the session should begin on time. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal welcoming all the new entrants mentioned that in March 2020, when the lockdown was announced in the country, the education fraternity had commended LPU in ensuring the continuity of education through online mode. LPU has set very high standard Pre-COVID time and it was important to continue with the standards that have been followed. LPU has also invested hugely in creating new technology infrastructure to ensure quality education.
Chancellor Mr Mittal added, “Our online classes will provide students with LPU's finest education through the best educators & advisers at the university.” He further shared: “This year, too, we have a very large number of students joining beyond northern Indian boundaries from all Indian states including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Telangana and Kerala.” He affirms that it is a positive word of mouth that students and parents have shown their trust in LPU education, and thousands of students have taken admission from all across India and the world.
University admission officials also mentioned that the admission for the 2020 batch would be closing shortly. For many of the postgraduate Agriculture programs it has already completed. The last deadline to apply for admission at LPU with scholarship is 31st July 2020.
Speaking about the ‘Online Tool’, Dr Navdeep Dhaliwal, Head for Division of Academic Affairs at LPU, mentioned that online Education tool of LPU has been developed keeping students’ diverse needs in mind. The tool will have different easy features like the schedule of classes, along with time-table, attendance, practicals, laboratories etc. Through ‘Presenter Tools’, faculty members will be in touch with students for lectures, assignments and related lab tasks. To track the in-between session missing defaulter students, there will be online pooling questions to be answered on the spur for checking students’ online presence.
University has also planned a very elaborate ‘Freshmen Induction Program’ where new students would be provided with all information and instructions on the university system, and also be trained on how to use the online tools most effectively. The Induction program for ‘New Students’ will be in different batches from 3rd August onwards up till 20th August 2020, batch-wise.
LPU MSc Agriculture Student bags Rs 1.3 Crore Scholarship to pursue PhD at Australian National University
Date: Aug 04, 2020
LPU MSc Agriculture (Genetics & Plant Breeding) student, Sumant Bindal has bagged a fully-paid scholarship worth Rs. 1.3 Crores. Sumant has got this scholarship for studying PhD in Plant Sciences at the prestigious Australian National University (ANU) in Australia. It is perhaps the biggest scholarship ever bagged by an agriculture student in India.
The PhD programme at ANU will commence from September 28th, 2020 and Sumant’s topic of research would be ‘Identification of signaling pathways activated by resistant genes against Fusarium wilt in Tomato’. His research would focus on how to make tomatoes completely resistant to “Fusarium wilt”, which is a plant fungus that infects tomatoes worldwide.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shares, “Sumant is one of the brightest students at LPU. It is a moment of great pride for all of us to see him get an opportunity to study at one of the world’s leading research universities. At LPU, our focus is on leading classroom learning to the on-ground application. The 1000 acres of farmland that we have offers agriculture students plenty of opportunities to research and implement what they learn. We hope to see more of the students following Sumant’s footsteps in the future as well”.
Sumant Bindal is extremely happy to share: “I am very excited to receive this scholarship. ANU is one of the leading research institutions in the world and a dream destination for me to pursue my PhD. I would like to thank my faculty and mentors at LPU who encouraged me at every juncture and helped me in applying to many leading universities across the globe, including ANU.”
Last year, when he was in the second year of his MSc, Sumant had also got an opportunity to intern at the globally renowned ‘World Vegetable Center’ in Taiwan which was fully funded by the Taiwan government. Sumant was then one of the 15 Masters’ students from across the world who were chosen for this coveted Taiwanese fellowship.
LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal welcomes new ‘National Education Policy’
Date: July 30, 2020
The Chancellor at LPU Mr Ashok Mittal has welcomed the new ‘National Education Policy’ of the country and appreciated it in high terms. Mr Mittal shares: “It’s a great feeling to see that the new National Education Policy has finally seen the light of the day. A new paradigm shift in the education policy after 3 decades is a very welcome move. In present scenario technology and adoption of the same by the society has made the change a necessity than an option, and we are glad that the present government has taken a bold step in introducing, this, much-needed reform in the education policy.”
At Higher Education level a major focus on a multidisciplinary education, that promotes holistic education, is a very welcome move. LPU is one of its kind multidisciplinary universities and we have always focused on allowing students to have the flexibility of choosing subjects. We are happy that this has now been promoted at the national level. Also, we are happy that, at least, at the policy level a common norm for public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) is mentioned.
A move to create an Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) is a very bold move. Though it is there in many developed nations, this policy now available in India will give a new rise to the education consumption in India. This will also create a healthier competition among the universities to keep delivering great quality education to retain students. Though a foreign university has been allowed to set up its campus is a great move, as it allows a healthier competition; however, Indian institutions should also be allowed to develop twinning programmes with foreign universities.
The common entrance test policy shared by the government for the entry into the HEI is a good move but at the same time, we should vary from the fact that it may not further push students under tremendous pressure. Also, different universities/institutions have different parameters on which they want to evaluate the students. This variation could be because of the region where the institution is located or the curriculum it follows. Such a move may deprive the institution of this autonomy. Also, we are worried that this move may push students to join coaching institutions which will add to both financial and mental pressure on students. However, overall it’s a very thoughtful policy and we would like to see how things get implemented over the next couple of months and years to see NEP’s actual impact.”
Scoring upto 98% Marks, Lovely Academy Students also excelled in CBSE Board 10th Exams
Date: July 20, 2020
Known as one of the premier coaching institutes in the region and educational realms, Lovely Academy has brought forth top results in CBSE Board exams, this year too. After bringing top results for +2 exams, Lovely Academy students have now also excelled in CBSE 10th Exams by scoring up to 98% marks. All the students at the Academy have proved their mettle by outshining others with remarkable scores. Enrolled at Lovely Academy to excel in their excellent preparations; 85% of these students have got 90% and more marks.
Enrolled at Lovely Academy to excel in their course subjects, streams and competitive examinations’ preparations; maximum of these students have got 90% and more marks. These students belong to different top schools of the city and the surrounding areas. They have been studying at the academy for the last year to have expert mentoring. Some of these reputed schools include APJ, KMV, DAV, Delhi Public School, Army Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, MGN and more. To be listed among top students, Ayush Singh of APS has secured 98% scores; Jigyasa 95% ; Aman Yadav, too, 95%; Akash Patilba of KV3 94%; Deepika of APS 94%: Anmol Suman 94%; Ritvik Singh 93% ; Vishaka 93% ; and, so are the results for Anubhav, Anshu Dalal, Sanket and many more, who have also shined with good percentile. These students are in good positions in their respective schools.
Lovely Academy Director Mr Aman Mittal revealed his pride in the hard and earnest working at the academy, and congratulated the outshining students and their parents. Mr Mittal also informs: “I am proud to share that the main reason for this success is the devoted and dedicated working of the mentors, staff members and systems adopted at the academy. This year, keeping in view the COVID 19 pandemic situation, we took the distinctive initiative of providing online classes to the students.” Moreover, Lovely Academy is also one of the advanced institutes of the country, which provides one to one mentoring to its students for getting brilliant success through individual attention.
Presently, admissions to various courses and competitions are open at the academy. Amid current pandemic situations, Academy is providing online classes and, as usual, expects to bring-forth the best of results, as were through off-line classes prior to this affected period. In fact, Lovely Academy is committed to guide and enable its students on all probable lines of success. It also works in being constant touch with parents and guardians by sharing feedback about progress of their wards. Focusing to provide students the best competitive zeal, Lovely Academy is ever up to the expectations of students and their parents. To provide a good study environment, the academy has great infrastructure with modern and time needed facilities. The young minds are trained for deep fundamental knowledge of various topics and exam writing strategy.
Students can now join LPU’s Unique Credit Transfer Programs to study in Canada, USA, Australia
Date:July 10, 2020
Every year, many of the Indian students aspire to go abroad for higher studies. However, this year they got their dreams on hold due to the current CORONA pandemic situation. The parents, too, are reluctant to send their wards abroad, in such a scenario. However, amidst this all, LPU has brought ample ‘Study Abroad Opportunities’ through its unique ‘Credit Transfer Program’, under which a willing student can make a wide choice of his/her preference for the country, university and the program. For this, LPU connects students to its top partner universities across the globe including those of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Switzerland, and more.
Under this credit transfer opportunity, a student can study part of the program at LPU campus and complete the rest of his/her degree at an LPU’s foreign partner university, be it from USA, UK Canada, Australia, New Zealand or any other opted for. In such cases, the part of the program is generally two years for under graduate and one year for masters. In any case, such an option making student gets the final degree from LPU’s partner foreign University. In present precautionary measures adopted world-wide, students can prefer the option of ‘credit transfer’ after two years, when situations are normal. This will prove economically viable also as students will have to pay their fees for first two years in Indian Rupees at LPU, in comparison to expensive dollars of a foreign university.
Additional Director of LPU’s Division of International Affairs, Mr Aman Mittal further informs: “This program has been widely accepted by students and their parents because it removes the concerns borne out of COVID-19. More and more students are opting for this credit transfer option, as they can still realize that their dream of going abroad will certainly be a reality.” Mr Mittal adds: “An interesting aspect of credit transfer is that a student actually gets 2 years to gear up, arrange finances and manage good grades. Also we need to consider the cost effectiveness because the degree is started at LPU and a student is saving in dollars by paying only two-year fees of the concerned foreign partner university.”
Some of LPU’s high-ranked partner universities, included among top 200 universities of the world ranking status, are Wisconsin Madison University of the USA, ranked 51; University of Malaya, Malaysia, ranked 56; RWTH Achen International Academy (Under RWTH Achen University) Germany, ranked 99; University of Newcastle, Australia, ranked 197. Other partner universities include Curtin University Australia, Massey University New Zealand, MUN Canada, University of Nantes France and many more renowned for their academic programmes and research works. These partner universities offer programmes in almost all the streams including sciences, technologies, management and more. In addition, willing students can go abroad under short durational ‘Student Exchange’ programs also. There is a huge demand for these short programs because of the various scholarships and attached benefits.
LPU Scientists develop IoT Device to ensure People wash hands for 20 Seconds
Date: July 04, 2020
Researchers from LPU, India’s largest private university announced that they have developed 20Sec4Life, an IoT device to time hand washing, that will glow, beep and play a musical tone for 20 seconds to ensure people disinfect their hands properly. It can be mounted on any liquid soap dispenser to ensure the user washes their hands properly as per the WHO guidelines for COVID 19. The splash proof device operates via battery and has been developed to combat the growing cases of COVID 19, which in many cases spreads due to negligence in observing the 20 seconds hand wash rule.
The base device is triggered and starts playing music for 20+ seconds when the nozzle of the handwash is pressed to dispense soap. The advanced version of the device can be connected via Wi-Fi network and can be paired and operated through a Mobile App.
The research team has developed the device prototypes which are available in four variants: 20Sec Musico, a basic model that plays a pre-fed musical tone; 20Sec Glowy, glows for 20+ seconds; 20Sec Beeper, beeps in beginning and would beep after 20 seconds and 20Sec Guardian, an advanced model that offers step by step hand-washing instructions like rub palms, rub fingers on palms etc. in vernacular languages ensuring proper cleaning. The expected selling price of the base model post commercialisation is expected to be Rs 70 per unit.
The team behind 20Sec4Life includes Prabin Kumar Das, a BTech student (Electronics Communication and Engineering) at LPU along with Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, Executive Dean of Science and Technology, Dr. Rajesh Singh, Professor, School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Dr. Anita Gehlot, Associate Professor, School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mandeep Singh and Gaurav Bhandari.
“COVID 19 is spreading rapidly and one of the reasons for this is improper hygiene habits. For most people, it is difficult to keep a track of time while washing hands. We all are in a hurry and do not realise that we have failed to completely disinfect ourselves by not washing our hands for the prescribed duration of 20 seconds. Therefore, we have come up with a simple solution in the form of “20Sec4Life” which will enable humanity to abide by the prescribed timelines for washing hands,” says Prabin Kumar Das.
“This simple device can be a life saver for people across the globe. It should be a must have attachments for households, factories, offices, hotels, restaurants and almost all the places frequented by people. It is a perfect example of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ where we are creating products that can not only help solve local challenges, but are relevant for the entire world”, says Dr Lovi Raj Gupta, Executive Dean of Science and Technology, LPU.
LPU organizes 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Circuits and Systems
Date: July 01, 2020
The School of Electronics & Electrical Engineering at LPU hosted the two-day 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Circuits and Systems (ICICS-2020). Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference was held virtually, which aimed to bring together researchers, scientists, academicians for sharing recent advances in the smart and green technologies. Ten technical sessions of the conference witnessed many international & national experts from premier corporates and academia including those from Russia, Malaysia and more. Out of 300 Research Papers received from across the world, One-Third (100) selected were presented before the experts.
The conference covered topics relevant to the pursuit of Intelligent Circuits & Intelligent Systems and Emerging Technologies in Electrical Engineering. These included ‘Image and Video Processing, Computational Electromagnetics, RF, Microwave & Antenna, Sensors & Sensor Technology, Industry 4.0, Industry IoT, ICT for Agriculture and Social Welfare, Machine Learning, Renewable Energy, Electrical Machine, Power Electronics & Industry Applications, Modelling & Simulation of Grid Environment and Market, Robotics & Control Applications, Electrical Markets, Predictive Maintenance through Digitization and more.
The keynote addresses were delivered by Prof (Dr.) Albert Nasibulin from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia; Prof (Dr.) Ishak Bin Aris, Professor from Universiti Putra Malaysia; Dr. Dushanta Nalin Jayakody from National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia; and, Dr. Rajendra Pratap from Arrow Electronics India, Noida. Experts at the conference were LPU Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr.) Ramesh Kanwar and IEEE Fellow, Former VC VIT Vellore and Director (I/C) Prof (Dr.) D P Kothari. Dr Dushanta delivered expertise on ‘Energy Harvesting’-a new norm for recovering energy from various radio frequencies and power transferring through wireless means. Dr. Rajendra shared challenges faced in fabrication of ICs, which is a bottleneck to Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
Siddharth Vasishat from Siemens Ltd discussed the technologies Pre and Post COVID 19 pandemic. LPU Executive Dean Prof (Dr.) Lovi RajGupta highlighted technological requirements under Covid-19. Conference Chair & LPU Dean Prof. Bhupinder Verma shared: “Industry 4.0 has now to be hastened keeping in view the challenges posed by Covid-19. It needs non-contact and smart systems using intelligent circuits and systems to realize solutions required for the post Covid-19 era.”
More than 300 research papers were received from across the world. All presented papers will be published through CRC (Scopus Indexed). The Conference aimed to promote, encourage and bring together researchers, scientists, academicians to share knowledge on recent advances made in the field of smart and green technologies in the field of Energy, Electronics, Communication, Computers and Control.
Multibillion Dollars Finance Giant- ‘NASDAQ’ selects LPU B Tech Students as Software Interns
Date: June 29, 2020
Two of the BTech Computer Science & Engineering students, Bishakha Jain and Piyush Sinha of LPU have been selected by Multibillion Dollars Finance Giant- ‘NASDAQ’ for its prestigious internship program. LPU students are among the only 13 students selected from across India. These students will get an internship stipend of a Half-Lakh Rupees (Rs 50,000) per month, and have joined Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (India), Company Office, in Bangalore. Yet to be graduated, selected students have got broad opportunity, even during the heavy lockdown phases of COVID 19 Pandemic, to soon shine out globally.
Worth mentioning, Post Internship, there will be a conditional opportunity, to be converted to Full Time Employee (FTE) on the successful completion of the internship. Congratulating the hard working students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shares: “I think companies are now looking at their long-term future, and are realizing that the talent like that at LPU is their future. Only a few months back one of other LPU CSE students was selected by Microsoft at Rs 42 Lakh package immediately after her internship.”
Setting another benchmark for LPU CSE student-community, Bisakha and Piyush delivered exemplary performance in the national level Hackathon and cracked multiple interviews to bag this wonderful opportunity. LPU had already provided them with all the required skills-set for achieving such a wonderful milestone. Selected students hold: "The timely inputs from the placement cell of the university, different certifications in data structures, JAVA, and competitive programming were crucial for our selection. We thank LPU for the support accorded for our success."
With offices in top countries of the world, Nasdaq (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American multinational financial services corporation that owns and operates the Nasdaq stock market and eight European Stock Exchanges. Recognized for a leading internship program, the ‘Nasdaq Composite’ contains all of the companies that trade on the Nasdaq. Most of these companies are technology and internet-related, but there are financial, consumer, biotech, and industrial companies as well. The Nasdaq Internship Program provides successful candidates with a unique opportunity to experience challenging and immersive working.
LPU announces Free Education to COVID 19 affected Frontline Workers and their Wards
Date: June 19, 2020
LPU has announced, recently, that it will offer free education to the frontline workers and their wards, in case they get affected with COVID 19 while saving the nation from the infection. For the victims, (whether survivors or deceased) and their wards, a 100% tuition fee waiver will be offered as a token of LPUs gratitude towards their service for the nation. The university also announced scholarships worth Rs 20 Crore to support the workers involved in India’s fight against COVID-19 including medical professionals, policemen, media persons, administrative staff, railway and airline employees, bank employees and others.
Chancellor of LPU Mr Ashok Mittal shares: “If India has largely managed to stay safe from COVID-19, it is on the back of the massive efforts that our frontline workers have put in. We salute their commitment to put the nation’s cause ahead of their personal safety, when every day they go out to perform their duties. It would be an honour for us to have them or their wards study at LPU. The scholarship is just a small token of our appreciation for their service to the nation.”
The university has come up with 13 categories under which wards of India’s COVID warriors can apply for scholarships. The students looking to enroll this year can apply for scholarships under this scheme, along with the necessary documents/certificates, on or before June 30, 2020.
LPU and its students have already been working hard on making people's lives easier during COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, LPU’s BTech student Prabin Kumar Das along with his professors created a small ‘IoT Pendant’ (Kawach), which is designed to promote social distancing. In April, another LPU student Anant Kumar Rajput, under the guidance of Assistant Professor Mandeep Singh and Project Officer Ruhul Amin Choudhury, from Student Research & Project Cell at LPU, developed a UV light racket to decontaminate surfaces and objects from the novel coronavirus. And, only a few weeks ago, another group of LPU students developed an ‘algae-based respirator’ to allow its wearer breathe better, while also strengthening the protection from the novel coronavirus as well as pollution.
Govt of India ranks LPU amongst the Top 100 education institutes of the country in 2020 NIRF ranking
Date: June 19, 2020
It is indeed a pride moment for people of Punjab and Lovely Professional University (LPU) that the HRD Ministry of Government of India in its latest 2020 NIRF list ranked LPU amongst the Top 100 education institutes of the country. LPU has got an overall university ranking of 78 among all the government and private universities of the country.
LPU is also the only private university of Punjab to be among the top 100. Adding to it, LPU School of Pharmacy has been ranked at 29; Management 49; and Engineering at 87.
The annual list of rankings was released today by HRD minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal. This ranking includes all top institutions of the country including IITs, IIMs and Central Universities. Congratulating all students, staff members and stakeholders, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shares, “we will keep scaling to new heights with time”. He further thanked industry & parents for investing their trust in the university. He added, “we think this is a step towards our aim of getting LPU included among the top 200 universities of the world by the year 2030”.
LPU Scientists develops New Algae-based Respirator to help Mask Wearers breathe easy
Date: June 02, 2020
The Scientists at Lovely Professional University (LPU) have developed a multipurpose algae-based ‘Respirator’ to help ‘Masks’ wearing people breathe easy. The algae in the respirator conduct photosynthesis and remove carbon dioxide and other air pollutants, while producing beneficial oxygen. It makes the air passing through masks more breathable. This four-layered respirator-‘Oxigeno’ will provide instant relief, especially to frontline workers who have to go through a lot of discomfort while wearing masks for long hours. LPU has filed a patent for the innovative respirator, which costs around INR 3,600; however, the price can come down by 30-40 per cent with large scale manufacturing.
Considering many people find it difficult to breathe comfortably while wearing masks to protect themselves against COVID-19, LPU scientists have developed this respirator. It filters out 99.3 per cent of the harmful gasses and small particles in the air, while increasing the amount of oxygen passing through it.
Team of Scientists at LPU, including Prof Dr Jastin Samuel and B Tech students Deepak Deb, Anant Kumar Rajput, Manish Kotni, shared: “Wearing a mask amid the ongoing pandemic is a must while going out in public places. However, it causes a lot of discomfort for people who have respiratory problems and for frontline workers who have to wear them for long hours. With better designed respirator ‘Oxigeno’, we are solving this challenge by making pure and more breathable air available through it.”
LPU scientists noted that the existing N95 or surgical masks filter out pollutants and microbes but are incapable of removing pollutant gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen & sulphur oxides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).Respirator ‘Oxigeno’ can also filter out particles ranging from 10 to 0.44 micrometers with the help of four layers of filters. These comprise of a HEPA filter, which keeps away dust particles, and activated carbon filter to remove VOCs and odours. The other two layers are made of a nitrogen & sulphur oxide filter that stops harmful air pollutants, and PTFE filter for removing particles as small as 0.44 micrometer. The sequence of their arrangement and the design is meant for its efficiency. The additional algae cartridge further enriches the purified air with oxygen, which is especially helpful for those who are suffering from respiratory diseases like asthma, and feel suffocated and uneasy while wearing a mask.
The respirator can also be reused by changing the algae cartridge and the filters. The algae cartridge has a life of around 40 hours of continuous use, or seven days. The filters should be replaced after 48 hours of use, or every month, whichever time limit comes first. In fact, the respirator consists of an inbuilt sensor that will alert the user once the cartridge is nearing its life. The material used in Oxigeno is an antimicrobial and biodegradable plastic called PLA-Active, which prevents the growth of bacteria and other contaminants on its surface. Also, on noting that wearing a mask for long hours causes rashes to sensitive skin, LPU scientists have used a gentler silicon membrane to cover skin around the nose and mouth area by the respirator.
Amazon selects LPU CSE Student as Cloud Ambassador for its Web Services (AWS)
Date: May 26, 2020
During the present unprecedented time of institution closings; students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) are creating wonders and getting engaged with the top global companies. After Google, now, one of the other top companies of the world, Amazon has selected LPU B Tech CSE 3rd year student Aman Seth as its Cloud Ambassador for Amazon Web Services (AWS). His selection has been made from among 250+ higher education institutions and universities from across 50+ countries. Out of millions of applications got by Amazon, only 326 got selected from across the globe, including LPU students, for the prestigious ambassador program.
Congratulating the hard-working student, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal anticipates that Aman Seth will ensure Amazon Web Services to more audience in LPU, as LPU is also a partner university in AWS Educate list of partner universities of Amazon for its Cloud program.The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program of Amazon is for cloud educators who serve as ambassadors and evangelists for AWS Educate. These leaders share their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing with other educators at their institution, in their community, and around the world.
Hailing from PM Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi, Aman Seth shares: “Now, I am happy to be on a great journey of an illustrious Cloud Career”. In fact, AWS Educate is used in 200+ countries, connects 2,400 institutions, 10,000+ educators, and many thousands of students. Through AWS Educate, students and educators have access to content and programs developed to skill up for cloud careers in growing fields. AWS Educate also connects companies hiring for cloud skills to qualified student job seekers with the AWS Educate Job Board. On these lines, more of the LPU students can be benefited with no-cost, at-home learning opportunities through AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathways and Cloud Ambassador Aman Seth.
Google selects LPU B.tech students for ‘Summer Code of 2020’ Program
Date: May 21, 2020
Two of the B Tech CSE students of Lovely Professional University, Rithik Sharma (Batch 2022) and Ashar Khan (Batch 2021) have been selected for the prestigious ‘Google Summer of Code 2020’ program. The GSoC 2020’ (Google Summer of Code 2020) Program is a global program, which selects university student developers from around the world. For this 16th edition of GSoC, 199 top Mentoring Organizations had reviewed 8,902 applications, submitted by 6,626 students from 121 countries. LPU students are now to contribute to open source projects under lucrative stipend.
Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from the institution. Students work with a mentor and become a part of the open source community. Many become lifetime open source developers, too.
While congratulating the selected students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared: “This year LPU students have perfectly utilized the COVID 19 Lockdown period by keeping their spirits up. Their mentors at LPU always guide them to think big and on positive lines to ever excel others, whatever the situation may be.”
In the current ‘Community Bonding’ phase of near one-month (May 4, 2020 - June 1, 2020), students are learning more about the organization's community. In the next phase ‘Coding’ of near 3 months (June 1, 2020 till August 24, 2020), students will code the summer away. During this timeline, students will spend summer break in writing code and learning about open source development, along with earning a stipend. In fact, 686 open source organizations have been a part of GSoC since 2005. These organizations are bringing new, excited developers into their communities and the world of open source.
These top organizations are from the domains of Cloud, Data & Databases, End User Applications, Graphics (Audio, Video, VR), Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Science & Medicine, Security, Social (Communications), Web and more.
101 Sri-Lankan Students of LPU their country on Special Chartered Flight
Date: April 27, 2020
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has one of the largest numbers of international students studying in India. Though the university is closed; however, because of the lockdown, many of the international and national students have not been able to go back to their respective home state or country. As a unique initiative, LPU coordinated with the Government of Sri-Lanka, External Affairs Ministry of India and Sri-Lankan Embassy in India to fly 101 of its students in special chartered flights to Sri-Lanka. In this regard, a batch of these Sri-Lankan students was sent from Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport at Amritsar in Punjab after necessary health screening.
Sri-Lankan students left LPU Campus for Amritsar Airport in three special buses, as per Corona pandemic directives observance. At Amritsar, students boarded the specially chartered Sri-Lankan Airlines’ flight for their native land Sri-Lanka. During the complete process, social distancing was maintained and students were screened on various health parameters by the medical specialists at the LPU Campus, as well as by the Health Department of the Punjab Government.
Head Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal informs: “We had been in touch with the Government of Sri Lanka and Sri-Lankan Embassy in New Delhi for many weeks to transit Sri-Lankan students back to their home country. In this context, we had written a request letter to Hon’ble President of Sri-Lanka, Shri Gotabaya Rajapaksha, to which he kindly acceded. In fact, LPU has a good number of Sri-Lankan students; however, due to the lockdown these as well many other far-off national and international students could not be able to go back to their respective state or country. India had closed down all the roads and the international air border, thereby cancelling all rail-road transportation and the flights. We are now happy and feel indebted to the Government of Sri-Lanka for this initiative to help out our students. We are also thankful to the Government of India, Punjab State and Local authorities that have played a crucial role in providing the relevant support.”
Punjab High Court slams Vijay Sampla's son’s petition against the functioning of LPU
Date: April 27, 2020
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday has slammed a petition filed by the son of former Member Parliament and Union Minister Vijay Sampla, against Lovely Professional University. The PIL filed on April 18 and was essentially aimed at harming the profile and reputation of LPU which is one of the most reputable universities of the country. It is nothing short of a callous and irresponsible act by a politician. His frustrations and non-friendly relations with LPU can be seen from his various acts over the last two weeks. Through these acts he is also going against Prime Minister’s and Punjab Chief Minister’s efforts of containing this pandemic and instead of helping Govt he is trying to fulfil his ulterior motive and diverting government resources and attention.
Politicians are expected to work for the upliftment of society and support projects working for the betterment of people. But people like Mr. Sampla, driven by their interests, start opposing good work aimed at the higher good for the society. Sampla has most irresponsibly been at the forefront of not only attacking LPU but also instigating students and polluting young and innocent minds. His singling out LPU for the attack is nothing but an act of frustration driven by his interests and self-centred motives.
58 LPU Students of Bangladesh & Afghanistan reach their country
Date: April 27, 2020
Continuing with the evacuation process of lockdown-students of different nations from the campus, Lovely Professional University (LPU) has now managed to send 58 more students of Bangladesh & Afghanistan to their respective country through International Flights. Carrying these students, Flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines & Ariana Afghan Airlines had taken off from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi. In this regard, Embassies of Bangladesh and Afghanistan in New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs of the country and Local Administration of the Punjab Government assisted LPU authorities. Two groups of 54 more students from these nations are to reach their country within the next few days.
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has one of the largest numbers of international students studying in India. Though the university is closed; however, because of the lockdown, many of the international and national students have not been able to go back to their respective home state or country. As a unique initiative, LPU coordinated with Embassies of Bangladesh and Afghanistan in New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs of the country and Local Administration of the Punjab Government to send 35 students of Bangladesh and 23 Afghan students in respective flights of their country.
In this regard, two separate batches of these students were sent to IGI Airport New Delhi through free transportation facility, after necessary health screening and as per Corona pandemic directives observance. During the complete process, social distancing was maintained and students were screened on various health parameters by the medical specialists at the LPU Campus, as well as by the Health Department of the Punjab Government.
Head Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal informs: “We had been in touch with Governments of Bangladesh and Afghanistan and their respective Embassy in New Delhi for many weeks to transit these students back to their home country. In fact, LPU has a good number of Bangladeshi and Afghan students; however, due to the lockdown these as well many other far-off national and international students could not be able to go back to their respective state or country. India had closed down all the roads and the international air border, thereby cancelling all rail-road transportation and the flights. We are now happy and feel indebted to the respective Governments and Embassies for their initiative to help out our students. We are also thankful to the Government of India, Punjab State and Local authorities that have played a crucial role in providing the relevant support.”
LPU Researchers develops Contactless Smart Dustbin to combat Covid-19 Pandemic
Date: April 16, 2020
A research team of engineering students from Punjab-based Lovely Professional University (LPU) has developed an interactive smart dustbin, ‘Ally’, for use in hospitals and medical centers. The innovative product is a contactless waste collection and disposal bin. It follows voice commands; moves on a predefined path inside a controlled environment; helps contactless collection of waste by opening its lid automatically; senses its current status or level; initiates the disposal procedure once the waste is filled to a predefined threshold; and, gets ready for reuse.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informs: “LPU team has developed a prototype of the bin and conducted successful trials within the university. We are now looking for industrial partners to commercialize the product. The final product is expected to be ready for deployment in two months.” Adding, Mr Mittal shared: “Ally can be extremely relevant for picking waste from quarantined areas like rooms, without any human contact. The fact is that it works via voice command, which makes it easy for the hospital staff to use it conveniently without any contact”.
In fact, during present time, there is a pressing need for frontline workers to work in a safer environment. The smart bin ‘Ally’ is indeed a smart contactless dustbin in that sense. This contactless bin is another product that has been conceptualized and developed under the one million dollar fund specially set up by LPU to combat the outbreak of Covid-19.
Along with LPU Professors Dr Lovi Raj Gupta, Dr Rajesh Singh, Dr Anita Gehlot, some of the research students, involved in the time needed scientifically developed innovative engineering product ‘ALLY’, are Prabin Kumar Das, Vanka Vinay Kumar and KM Vaishanvi Gupta. The estimated cost of the prototype bin is ₹20,000. The said bin is 3 ft high, 1.5 ft wide & it weighs around 5 kg. LPU expects a 25 per cent drop in the price post its commercialization.
259 Bhutanese Students of LPU reached Bhutan on Special Charter Flights
Date: April 13, 2020
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has one of the largest numbers of international students studying in India. Though the university is closed; however, because of the lockdown, many of the international and national students have not been able to go back to their respective home country. As a unique initiative, LPU coordinated with the Bhutan Government and Bhutanese Embassy in India to fly 259 of its students and dependents in two special chartered flights. A batch of 138 Bhutanese students and 2 dependents were sent from Chandigarh Airport to Bhutan after necessary health screening. Another flight with 121 LPU Bhutanese students and 3 dependents went from Amritsar airport.
During the complete process, social distancing was maintained and all students were screened on various health parameters by the medical specialists at the LPU Campus as well as by the Health Department of the Punjab Government.
Head Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal shares: “We have been in touch with the Bhutan Government and Bhutan Embassy at New Delhi for many weeks to transport Bhutanese students back to their home country. LPU has the largest number of Bhutanese students than any of the Indian universities/colleges. Because of the lockdown, many of the students were not able to go back as India closed the international air border and cancelled all the flights. We are happy and feel indebted to the Govt. of Bhutan for this initiative to help our students. We are also thankful to the Govt. of India and Govt. of Punjab who played a crucial role in providing all the relevant support.”
LPU’s Short-Film selected at BRICS Film Festival
Date: Mar 26, 2020
Researcher and a filmmaker at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Dr. Aman Singh’s short-film ‘Heroes’ has been selected for the ‘Echo BRICS Film Festival 2020’ being hosted by Russia, this year. Under the Documentary category, this film is to spread awareness about the plight of old-age parents, who deserve more love and care from their sons and daughters. Congratulating the creative faculty member and all of his team members, including LPU students and technicians; LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal inspired Dr. Singh to keep on going ahead in awakening the society through his versatile talent and hard work.”
The Fest, which is to be held from 9th April to 12th April 2020 in Moscow, aims to present works of talented film-makers from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) to Russian spectators. It will help people to know and understand each other better and get acquainted with the history, culture, and traditions of these countries. Professional Jury will choose nominees, who will be invited for the live screening session and award ceremony to take place in Moscow in Cosmos Cinema/ Moskino Chain cinema, in almost mid-April 2020.
The film is based on the idea that the real “Heroes” of our life are our parents, and they always deserve our care for them. Film-maker Aman shares: “When our parents get old they deserve more love and care. Their behavior might get changed, they might get impatient, they might give us unasked suggestions; but, they are our parents, and we need to take care of them instead of leaving them alone or in old age homes. Moreover, taking care of one’s parents in old age is the primary responsibility of each individual.”
Dr. Aman adds, “I conceptualized this short film while I was editing my first film ‘COLOR’, which also earned recognition in the London Film Festival. Helping people and creating awareness always gives me a motive in life.” Informing, he added that despite his being related to the computer engineering domain, he was able to pursue his passion for didactic and social awakening with the help of LPU and its students of the Film Production department. The camera team was constituted of Keshav Kumar and Mohit Bansal; Shayan Das edited the film; Vivek Verma presented Music; Publicity designing is by Tanishq Biswas; and cast and crew team includes Tarlochan, Mandeep, Gagan, Seema, Rahul, and Alka.
LPU takes Innovative Steps for continuing Teaching amid Corona Scare
Date: Mar 19, 2020
As per the orders and suggestions of the government to observe academically non-functioning university, till 31st March 2020, due to coronavirus (Covid19) scare; Lovely Professional University (LPU) has taken innovative steps for continuing uninterrupted teaching. LPU has started virtual classes for students to attend these from their homes or hostels. Besides entry to LPU Campus is only after proper, needed temperature and allied check-ups. All classrooms, faculty-staff rooms, cabins, and furniture are being sanitized as per requirements.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal shares: “Trying to beat this period of non-teaching, we have chosen to take classes online for some time where all teachers will continue teaching through online lectures, presentations, and video calls.” Mr. Mittal adds: “Many of the final year students have also to join their placement companies. As the semester ends in May 2020, the lapse of time will be a loss for students, concerning their unique training, skills enhancements, and placements thereof. Thus, we have opted for this mode”.
To serve such a purpose, the university has its all-purpose chat app ‘LPU Live’. It empowers communication, collaboration, and engagement all on a single platform. LPU students, parents and staff members can stay connected with the university and never miss important discussions. This App is just equal to WhatsApp’s functioning and has also been integrated with the online University Management System (UMS). This App can be used across all platforms-Mobile (iOS, Android), Desktop (Windows, macOS) and Web. Some of the features of this ‘App’ include group messaging and private chat; advanced search; unlimited chat history; real-time push notifications; one-to-one or group ‘Audio-Video’ calling; screen sharing; file sharing and more.
Mr. Mittal also informs: “We have advised all students to download this app — LPU Live — and the university online system. Through this messaging system of the university, students will be automatically enrolled once they download the app. The teachers will share their lecture notes as well as give assignments through this system. Students can also submit their assignment back on the university online system, where faculty members, too, have access. ”
Odisha Government selects LPU Student for Coronavirus Awareness TVC
Date: Mar 19, 2020
Odisha Government has selected Journalism & Film Production student turned popular Ollywood Actress Supriya Nayak of Lovely Professional University for Coronavirus Awareness TVC for the welfare of the people of the state and rest of India. Supriya is much popularly in Odisha Film Industry (Ollywood) for her three big hit movies, one after another. Odisha CMO expedites suspected coronavirus sample testing process, ‘Odisha set up’ as the first coronavirus testing facility at Regional Medical Research Centre in the state. With the establishment of the facility, RMRC can now test suspected coronavirus samples faster.
In the TVC released by the government, Supriya is seen awakening the common people, along with certain symbolic affected characters: “Let’s take a few basic steps and save ourselves from coronavirus”. She also shares that it is her first-ever TVC and that too for the awareness of the people all across the state and the country. CM Pattnaik has also tweeted that only by being careful and vigilant one can prevent it: “Be aware of yourself and your family, friends, and others through this alert video.”
Congratulating the multitalented student Supriya, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal blessed her to be a big name even in the world of commercials, like many other top stars of the country in various fields including those of Bollywood, Cricket and more.
Messaging especially to the LPU’s Media Relation Department, Supriya shares: “With pride and warmth, I am sharing my first ever TVC which is by the Odisha Govt. Hon’ble CM Mr. Naveen Pattnaik invited me to do so and liked the output. Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Pattnail was the first one to tweet the video. I have always engaged myself in saving the environment in my ways and encourage people to do the same. But, little did I know that I will work with the Government for my state’s people. Make them aware and educate them about the terror of CoronaVirus.”
Talking about her department, teachers, and class-fellows and according to regards, Supriya says: “Being a student of LPU, it has always been a great deal for me, how my university backs me up and encourages me more and more by appreciating my work, and now and then.” Supriya has also worked for the very prestigious environmental magazine “Down To Earth“.
Just in her early twenties, Supriya Nayak is an Odia actress, known popularly for her big hit movies Biju Babu (2019), Only Pyaar (2018) and the first movie Love Pain Kuchh Bhi Karega (2016). Although these are Supriya’s initial films, where she has swept off hearts with her acting and dancing skills; and, now she is also proudly happy to serve her state and the country. Supriya Nayak who entered the glamour industry through a reality show ‘Mu Bi Heroine Hebi’, is now impressing her fans with her versatility.
Former GOC-in-Chief of Western Command interacted with LPU Students
Date:Mar 17, 2020
The Department of Political Science at the School of Humanities of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized an expert guest lecture on the topic ‘Border Management and National Security Challenges’,recently. For necessary awareness, guidance and interactions thereupon; Former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command Lieutenant General (Retired) Kamal Jit Singh, PVSM, AVSM & Bar was specially invited by the school.
Interacting with LPU students, a highly decorated officer informed that India shares approximately 15,000kms of land borders and 7,500kms of maritime boundaries with 11 countries. Only five Indian states do not have any borders. However, all must have basic knowledge about the borders when it comes to ‘Border Management and National Security Challenges’, and it is right time India focuses on managing its borders efficiently.
Mr. Singh opines that good management of borders is extremely important for national safety. In India, borders are extended to different portions, which creates many issues, and these issues must be appropriately addressed. These problems have become intensified recently with illegal drug trafficking, cross- border terrorism, and of course, with the anti-India political stands of immediate neighbors. The increase of infiltration, cross-border terrorism has been targeted to weaken India and also pose main challenges for border management strategy.
The expert guest also elaborated on the historical evolution of India’s border management in the region. Responding to the questions raised by political science and public administration students related to the porous geography and border management, the expert stressed on the defects and timely updating of the border management policies. He also cited the example of the Kargil Review Committee which mentioned land borders too. He also wished every student an excellent academic future and desired more of the students to opt for the army and allied services as a career, which would enhance the iron frame of India.
Superannuated after 39 years of distinguished service, Lt Gen KJ Singh commanded the daunting Western Command, an operationally committed Corps in the North East having borders with four countries, an armored division in the strike corps, a T-90 armored brigade, and an elite armored regiment-63 Cavalry.
LPU Student qualifies for Miss India Beauty Contest-2020
Date: Mar 17, 2020
An MSc Zoology student of Lovely Professional University (LPU) Reebu Gupta has got direct entry to Miss India Campus Princess Finale Pageant to be held in Mumbai. Reebu will now get fast-tracked to the ‘Miss India 2020 Pageant’, whereas the winner of Miss India she can further represent India at the Miss World Pageant. Before further competitions, Reebu will also be trained and groomed by the renowned Industry experts from the fashion & glamour world. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated the promising Reebu Gupta for her coveted winning, and wished her to emerge as Miss India in the next slated competitions.
Student Organization "Atan Dharyati ", under the Aegis of Division of Student Welfare, at LPU had organized Zonal rounds for "Campus Princess 2020" pageant. Esteemed names from the ‘Miss India Organization’, Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014- Ruhi Singh and Head, Campus Princess Event, Mr. Bennett Nathan (Times Group) adjudged 30 finalized participants from across the Zone. Finalists were from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Jammu-Kashmir. While sharing their experiences with the contestants, Judges encouraged all participants to ever follow their dreams with confidence. Another student Mahekdeep Kaur of Government Medical College, Amritsar, has also been selected as a winner.
Reebu, who hails from a small town Naushera of District Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir, wanted to be a renowned scientist and so she joined LPU. Her teachers at LPU also identified another dynamic woman within her and encouraged her for modeling in addition to her science subjects. Being at LPU, she got many chances in such competitions and has already won the title of Miss Goodwill Ambassador West 2019, Diva Punjab, and more. Here, in this pageant, Reebu impressed the jury- members through her buoyancy, elegance and authentic response. To win the finals, Reebu now wants to escalate her modeling passion with Russian Indian Supermodel Alesia Raut.
Thanking her teachers for guiding on the other right lines for her brilliant career ahead, Reebu now advises fellow girls at the campus: “Everything is possible if you believe in yourself. Never leave the hope aside and ever be on the positive lines. Avail opportunities as these come on your way.” Campus Princess’ initiative empowers promising talents by engaging with the student community.
LPU Scientists working on Coronavirus Treatment
Date: Mar 09, 2020
Two-day national conference on ‘Microbial Bio-Prospecting’ commenced today, at the Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of LPU. The School of Bioengineering and Biosciences and the Association of Microbiologists’ Unit at LPU are organizing the conference. On emphatic invocation made by LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal to hundreds of microbiologists and researchers gathered from across the nation to save and secure the global society from CoronaVirus, LPU Scientists affirmed to control CoronaVirus soon.
One of the research scholars, Bhupinder and his guides at the school, Computational Biologist Dr. Ayan Roy and Immunologist Dr. Shelly Gupta affirmed that they are constantly working on and collaborating for important data with the scientists of China and England on these lines. These researchers also expressed that they are also working on inventing a vaccine against this ghastly considered easily transmitting the virus. Head of the School Dr. Neeta Raj also asserted about this dire need of the society in the present scenario.
During the inaugural session of the conference, President of the Association of Microbiologist of India and Keynote Speaker at the conference and renowned Microbiologist Prof J S Virdi advised students to adopt multi-disciplinary researches and studies to have a great career ahead. He awakened students on his intensive research work on “Genomic insights into clinical and environmental strains of ‘yersinia entero-colitica’ bacteria, isolated from India”. Similarly, former Vice-Chancellor (Jiwaji University Gwalior) Professor Emeritus PS Bisen talked about “Pro-Biotics and Central Nervous System”.
Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography Regional Centre, Visakhapatnam, Dr. Belle Damodar Shenoy awakened students on “Fungal Species Complexes”. Prof Naveen Gupta of Panjab University guided students to be creative and as per the need of the hour to take the research works from classrooms to labs and then to the society for its proper utilization. Along with, sessions for poster and oral presentations were also organized at different venues of the campus.
On the second day of the conference, eminent scientists from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar; Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur; Himachal Pradesh University Shimla; and, many more will address the microbiologists, and researches of various domains at LPU.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal honoured with Indian Red Cross Award
Date: Mar 09, 2020
Chancellor of Lovely Professional University (LPU) Mr. Ashok Mittal has been honored with the prestigious Indian Red Cross Award. His Excellency Hon’ble Governor Punjab & President Punjab State Red Cross Branch Shri VP Singh Badnore had bestowed the awards. The occasion was 50th Managing Body and Annual General Meeting of Punjab State Red Cross Branch at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration in Chandigarh. Award is presented to LPU Chancellor Mr. Mittal for strengthening Red Cross Activities by rendering his services from time to time.
Expressing gratefulness for the honor bestowed upon, Chancellor Mr. Mittal shares modestly: “Such coveted honors bring along encouragement for more of the responsibilities and duties to be performed in the service of humanity. I am always at the beck and call of the society and such great organizations which are working unflinchingly and tirelessly for the common causes. In fact, LPU and Lovely Group have ever followed its maxim of ‘paying more to society than received from it".Imbibing principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality; ‘Red Cross’ is an international/national movement to prevent and alleviate human suffering, and ensuring respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples without any discrimination.
On similar lines, LPU is imparting education and scholarships to many thousands of national and international students irrespective of their nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or opinions. 20 nearby villages to the campus have also been adopted according to awakening and assistance as per the needs of the concerned ones. Blood donation camps and allied social services are also a regular feature at the campus.
Agriculture Department organizes Spring Flower Show-2020 at LPU Campus
Date: Mar 09, 2020
Indian Council of Agriculture & Research (ICAR) accredited, the School of Agriculture, at Lovely Professional University (LPU), organized two-day ‘Spring Flower Show-2020’ at Unipolis of the Campus. This show-cum-competition was open to individuals, amateurs, government, semi-government, private institutions, organizations, self-help groups, and nurseries. During 2 days of the show, 800+ floral & plant variety under 97 sections of 10 classes including ‘Flower Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Flower-Ornaments, Flowers grown in Pots, Bonsai, Landscape, Plant as Gift, Cacti & Succulents’ were showcased for onlookers. LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal inaugurated the flower show.
Judges for the competitions were renowned personalities from the allied fields, including Former Head Floriculture & Landscaping Department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Dr. JS Arora; Former XEN Municipal Corporation Dr. JS Bilga; and, Dr. Brijmohan Bharadwaj also from Punjab Agricultural University.
Different flower competitions for flower- ornaments, bracelets (Gajra), earrings, hair rings (Vanie), buttonholes, flower bouquets, garlands, and more were much liked by onlookers as well as participants. Huge trees like Pipal, Neem, Banyan were also there, which were preserved in miniature forms. Seen in very small pots these trees were in their exact forms by planting age-old grown overhead roots of these trees.
It is worth mentioning that LPU School of Agriculture guides students to grow pulses, organic & fibre crops, hybrid plants, fruit and vegetables in modern hygienic ways. All students and staff members work tirelessly in raising wonderful crops, and also take help of poly houses. In the forthcoming years, the school is sure to set unique benchmarks for others to follow. Head of the Agriculture Department Dr. Ramesh Sadavarti informed that high-spirited participation was made by Government departments; educational institutions; flower boutiques; self-help groups; garden tools manufacturers; and, many other private agencies dealing in agricultural products. All of these magnified the dimensions of the show and the competition.
India’s top Visionaries & Researchers suggested LPU Students to embrace Inter-Disciplinary Research
Date:Mar 06, 2020
To make students Inter-Disciplinary research-oriented, the School of Social Sciences and Languages at LPU organizing a two-day International Symposium on the ‘Interdisciplinary Hermeneutic: Reappraising the Socio-Cultural Episteme’. Speakers of eminence on an inaugural day were Chairman, Punjab Arts Council, Padma Shri Dr. Surjit Patar; Director, School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU and Shiksha Ratan Puraskar winner Dr. Nandini Sahu; Professor in Psychology at Aligarh Muslim University Dr. Shah Alam; Author and Poet Shree Madan Kashyap; and, Sociologist and Former Dean, Himachal Pradesh University (Shimla) Dr. Satish Kumar.
Referring to LPU as a world-class university, Director Dr. Nandini Sahu informed students, in her inaugural remarks, about her literary journey and various creations thereupon. She also talked about her introducing innovative and well-accepted ‘Indian Folk Literature’ as a Diploma Course at IGNOU. She advised students to be always in touch with their teachers for innovations and research works while undertaking interdisciplinary assignments. A major voice in contemporary Indian English poetry, Dr. Sahu also talked about more talked about the long poem ‘Sita’, and advised students to ‘be inter-disciplinary and be good research publisher. Quoting many examples, she held that “Real literature can be from any discipline with its full understanding and intellectual framework”. She also stressed on cultural materialistic studies.
Living legend considered in the Punjabi Literature, Dr. Surjit Patar recommended a multi-disciplinary approach in understanding life in reality. Quoting many of his famous poetic lines, Dr. Patar talked about the usage of the same metaphor in different manners. Taking examples of ‘waterfall’ and more, he illustrated that one should understand the perspective of a thing or action from others’ point of view also. He also talked about Artificial Intelligence and the digital age for making inter-disciplinary research somewhat easy in approach. Similarly, Sociologist Dr. Satish advised students to expand the horizons of knowledge by keeping linkage with social philosophy and the past. He also wanted a comprehensive understanding of the things undertaken.
Before this, while inaugurating the symposium, LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal honored the elite guests. A book on the title of the symposium was also unveiled on this occasion, which illustrated the consciousness about the organization of the symposium with mobilizing thoughts. Mrs. Mittal advised students to understand life in a better way through imbibing great thoughts from the speakers. She wanted students to take all the points of view of the speakers as they broaden minds and add values from different perspectives.
Convener of the symposium Dr. Ajoy Batta and Organising Secretary Dr. Pavitar Parkash Singh thanked the elite guests for sparing their valuable time for inspiring LPU students on the needed knowledge in the present era. One of the BA English Honours students at LPU, Shiksha, shared that this was indeed a rare chance to listen to so many intellectuals at a single given time with captivating knowledge.
National Science Day celebrated at LPU Campus
Date: Mar 05, 2020
Students and faculty members at the School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences of Lovely Professional University (LPU) joined hands for the evocative celebration of ‘National Science Day’ inside Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium today. On this occasion, Emeritus Professor from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Suman Bala Beri awakened students on the latest happenings in Physics & Chemistry domains. Also, Science Quiz, Skit, Debate, Painting and allied activities of common awakening towards realities of sciences were upheld by students for a day to day occurrence of science in common lives. The theme of the year- 2020, "Women in Science”, was celebrated with full fervor and vigor at the campus.
While interacting with LPU students, Emeritus Prof Dr. Beri talked about the importance of science, its future, and significance in the advancement of the human race. Talking about the increasing number of women in science, she referred about the first woman to win two Nobel Prizes, in two diverse fields-Chemistry & Physics, Marie Curie.
Dr. Beri also talked about many other international and national women scientists including Chemist Rosalind Franklin, Botanist Janaki Ammal, Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, Biologist Manju Sharma, and more. She also added to the scientific knowledge of the students by talking in detail about the biggest experiment on the earth Higgs Boson ‘God’s Particle’. This is the most powerful particle accelerator on the planet, which helps give mass to all elementary particles, such as electrons, protons, and more.
Before this, Head of the School, Dean Dr Ramesh Thakur and his team had accorded floral welcome to the elite speaker of the day. Dr Geeta and her team described latest inventions by using costumes and props; whereas, Dr. Suman and her team members presented a skit to inspire common people in believing scientific realities instead of blind followings like witchcraft, necromancies etc. To commemorate the invention of the ‘Raman Effect’ by the Indian Physicist Sir Chandra Sekhara Venkata Raman in 1928, National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm every year. For his great success in the field of science in India, Sir Raman was awarded and honoured with the Nobel Prize in Physics in the year 1930.
Tata Group organized India’s Largest Campus Quiz ‘Tata Crucible2020’ at LPU Campus
Date: Mar 05, 2020
Holding that “Knowledge makes Leaders ', India’s leading Tata Group organized largest Campus Quiz ‘Tata Crucible Quiz-2020’ at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of Lovely Professional University (LPU), today. In this 16th Edition of the Quiz for its Jalandhar-Regional Finals, LPU students’ two teams made it to the final round. SCD Government College, Ludhiana, Team won the final; whereas, Aurobindo College again of Ludhiana remained in the second position. Tata Group has been organizing this regional round for the last five consecutive years at the LPU campus since 2015. The ‘Quiz’ also has its international editions.
Organized throughout the country annually by Tata Group in different steps by traversing across 40 cities in India; one of the city competitions of the quiz is conducted at LPU for the state of Punjab. Out of 600+ teams that participated in the preliminary round, six teams, including two LPU teams of LPU, had competed in the final round. A written and then quick prelim of 20 questions had made them to the final round. LPU students’ teams of Harshit & Shivam and Rishab & Rounak made applauding, prompt and penetrating answers to Asia’s ace quiz-master Giri Balasubramaniam aka Pickbrain and Ms. Rashmi’s corporate knowledge quizzing. LPU Director General Er HR Singla honored the proven brilliant minds at the Quiz. Expressing his gratitude towards ‘LPU’, Mr. Pickbrain praised the university for providing great infrastructure and allied assistance in holding the grand live show running in parallel.
From fostering international understanding through student internship programs to promote social entrepreneurship; the Tata group engages with the youth through various initiatives. ‘Tata Crucible Quiz’ is one of these, which is aimed at bringing together the sharpest young minds to take on the toughest quizzing across Asia.
LPU became Overall Champion in ‘Khelo India University Games-2020’
Date: Mar 05, 2020
Sportsmen and women of Lovely Professional University (LPU) have emerged as “Overall Champions” among nation’s all private universities in the first-ever edition of university students’ prestigious sports competition ‘Khelo India University Games-2020’. With tall tally of 23 Medal winnings (9 Gold, 6 Silver, and 8 Bronze Medals); LPU is ranked 6th among 175+participating universities from all across India. Near 3500 university students of the country had battled for glory in a wide range of sporting events of international magnitude. LPU has trounced strong-footed government and private universities like Universities of Mumbai, Madras, Delhi, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and more. Concluded on 1st March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the competitions in February 2020 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and had exhorted the athletes to better their performances.
The first-ever edition of the ‘Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2020’ competitions concluded by crowning the winners of the inaugural edition. The university students were given a platform to put their talents on display and top in a wide 17 range of sporting events including Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Kabbadi, Rugby, Swimming, Table Tennis, Weight-Lifting, Wrestling and more. LPU students participated in 11 games and won 9 Gold medals. Being up to the expectations of the nation and the university, LPU students won 2 gold medals for weightlifting in weight category 96Kgs, 59Kgs; 3 for Judo in the weight category of 100+Kgs, 78Kgs, 60Kgs; and, one each in Wrestling, Boxing, Javelin Throw and Heptathlon. Some of the Gold Medal Winner LPU students are weight- lifters Yumnum Khondonbi Chanu, Gurjeet; wrestler Rani Rana, Javelin thrower Shilpa, judo players Shiva Kumar, Anmol, Ritik Kumar and more.
Congratulating the students on the historic win at the inaugural edition of the games, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal expressed his wish to see LPU students win top Olympic Medals too. Mr. Mittal shared: “It is indeed a momentous moment for LPU Sports as LPU students have excelled over the top competitors from top institutions of the country. I congratulate all the mentors at the university who guided the winners for their deft skills. Their and students' hard work will certainly take them ahead along with their dreams to win the world.”
KIUG-2020 is the largest ever multi-discipline sports event conducted for University students, and hopes to unearth talented sportspersons for India. This revolutionized form of the sports competition among the students is sure to find more Olympians, and unearth robust talent from the educational institutions too. Here, Panjab University Chandigarh claimed the top honours winning the championship and Savitribai Phule Pune University is declared runner up.
LPU collaborates with Uzbekistan’s University
Date: March 02, 2020
An international scientific, research and practical conference was held in Samarkand on the initiative of the Silk Road International Tourism University (SRITU), Uzbekistan. During this conference, a globally significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between SRITU of Uzbekistan and Lovely Professional University (LPU) of India. MoU will contribute to the further development of promising cooperation not only in education but also in the tourism sector. The Scope of collaboration on academic and research activities in this MoU includes joint research projects, students and faculty exchange programmes; organization/ participation in Joint conferences, workshops and more. On behalf of the Uzbek University, Vice Rector Turaev Bakhodir signed the MoU for mutual consensus.
Head of the Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal shares that the MoU is going to benefit students and staff members of both the universities and the people of the two countries in numerous ways. Illustrative, this conference was attended by the Head of the Tourism & Airlines Department at LPU (India) Prof Dr Sandip Valia as Key-Note Speaker. Mr Valia emphasized on the revival of old silk route and trade, thereupon for the propagation of the old districts, cities of the regions, on the old “silk way”. Various other international universities participated were from Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine and more. The conference proved a bridge for negotiations, contributing to the prospective development of international cooperation between leading universities and specialists in tourism; and, so memos of cooperation were signed at the conference.
Several international speakers were part of the conference held on "Effective Use of Tourist Potential of the Territories: Theory, Practice and Prospects". Here, the purpose was to create an international platform for exchange of experience and development of scientific-methodological, practical proposals and recommendations for effective use of tourist potential of the regions.
Other bodies and universities participated in the conference included the State Committee for Tourism Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, North Caucasus Federal University (Russia), Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Elabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University (Russia), Sochi State University (Russia), Khazar University (Azerbaijan), Armenian Institute of Tourism (a branch of the Russian International Academy of Tourism), Kiev National University of Technology and Design (Ukraine).
LPU organizes National Sculpture and Painting Camps
Date: March 02, 2020
The Department of Fine Arts at Lovely Professional University organized National traditional & modern sculpture and painting camps at the campus. Running simultaneously, twelve-day sculpture camp presented 30+ captivating wood, metal, stone, and scrap works; whereas, six-day painting camp brought forth 40+ enthralling paintings. Both of the art camps explored tender shades of life in animated colours and forms. For nurturing finesse and enthralling artistic fervour at the campus, the Department had collaborated with India’s best Karnataka Shilpakala and Lalitkala Academies.
Participating artists from across the country, LPU faculty members and all students of the Fine Arts department worked together to create novel artworks. Visiting artists enlightened about the importance of traditional and modern art forms in society. They upheld that visual art is a unique medium of communication even before the script exits. To promote artists and their works, the LPU Department of Fine Arts anticipates an art-museum at the campus to preserve and showcase the art-beauties created by the students and visiting artists on various intervals and occasions.
Art Camps developed a lot of opportunities for professionalism and the personal growth of the students. Visiting national artists praised LPU for its spacious studios, infrastructure, and other facilities, according to the students. The camps, indeed, provided a holistic approach and wide exposure to participating students belonging to different specializations. The artists proved their knack and passion by creating different artworks under different titles using their creativity and passion. The camps were basically for the students to get in with the new techniques with the traditional and modern methods of creating art.
During both of the two events, LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Director General Er HR Singla, Chairman Shilpa Kala Academy Veeranna M Arkasalli, Registrar R. Chandra Shekhar, Chairman of Lalit Kala Academy D Mahendra, Executive Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi, Associate Dean Dr. Pavitar P Singh, and HoD Dr. Manav Preet Kaur Arora inspired and awarded the participating artists for their exquisite works.
Pro-Chancellor, Mrs. Mittal, expressed her admiration for art, artisans, artistic works for art’s sake, and interacted with each artist while witnessing their stories on canvas and in forms. Chairman M Arkasali informed that from now onwards, his academy will be regularly inviting LPU artists for various camps & competitions in Karnataka.
This will float multiple opportunities for artists to connect and share their works with other prodigious artists. One of the visiting artists, Gorakh M Bhavsar, praised LPU and its students. Dr. Modi observed the camps as phenomenal happening at the campus. Dr. P P Singh highlighted the contribution of artists, which unites people through their various art forms. HoD Dr. Arora expressed her happiness in setting a new benchmark by the artists at the department.
Bollywood & Television Actor Anup Soni interacted with LPU Students
Date: February 25, 2020
Bollywood & Television Actor-Anchor Anup Soni reached Lovely Professional University (LPU), where he interacted with LPU students. The occasion was a one-day literary festival, “Yayavar”, organized at the Uni Auditorium of the university. Actor Anup Soni of ‘Crime Patrol’ TV serial fame was the special guest of the fest; whereas, the team of this society awakening crimes related serial, including its producer & writer Anirban Bhattacharya, held an important panel discussion.
While interacting, host of 1800+ crime episodes, Actor Soni told that he tackles those crimes in the serial, which are committed by common men-women, out of anger, greed, jealousy, hate, rivalry, or any other personal emotion. However, crime is not any solution to such factors. He wants all to be alert about surroundings and happenings there. All should be concerned about the people they love.
Talking about depression in common among the younger generation, and suicides and crimes thereupon; Actor Soni suggested that this factor is the biggest killer and such victimized persons should never be left alone. They also should talk about their sufferings with their near and dear ones to avoid catastrophe. About acting, the National School of Drama graduate, Actor Anup informed that it is regularly and daily learning process and a serious profession wanting a great passion for it.
In addition to invited speakers of different fields, special two sessions were also held on Amrita Pritam- ‘Meri-Teri Amrita’ and ‘Kashmir Ki Kahani’. The fest brought India's established and emerging 30+ journalists, playwrights, film-makers, poets, painters, thinkers, performing artists on a single platform. LPU Director General Er HR Singla awarded the notable participants.
Prior to this, commencing the fest, the founder president of the organization Nupur Sandhu informed that the word “YAYAVAR” in English means “the wanderer", and such persons move in great hopes instead of just desperation. They dive deep into the ocean of mind and get pearls in the form of mesmerizing words of various literary and art genres, be these poetic, sketches, paintings, creative writings, novels, essays, messages or more. The aim of all is to awaken and help society. She inspired students to lead unique lives by carrying out their creativity.
The festival was held in association with LPU and the Rotary Club of Jalandhar. Guinness Book Record holder, Additional Dean at LPU, Dr. Sorabh Lakhanpal was the first speaker at the fest, where he talked about ‘Volunteerism’. He suggested students be society oriented through their respective services and help the needed ones. He illustrated that a person’s value depends upon what he contributes rather than what he obtains. Rotary Club President of Jalandhar informed about various services and projects of this international NGO. Six-time gold medal winner at AIU’s cultural fest, an illustrious alumni of LPU Shwetima Jamwal, who is presently popular RJ with Radio Mirchi, hosted the fest and touched the topic ‘A Reality Check of Literature Dying or Flourishing’.
Food Artist from Scotland, Kunwar Gagan, an owner of ‘39 Bakers’, talked on the topic ‘Hungry for More’. He wanted to help hungry people through leftovers in a dignified manner. He aims to install large fridges outside the top hotels and restaurants to store leftover food for needed ones to utilize. Creative Director Jasleen Kour spoke on the ‘The Art of Community Building through Events’ and motivated participating students to perform prominent roles on these lines. Director and producer of Punjabi films Harjeet Singh and creative director of Yayavar Jasleen Kaur, talked about literature in general.
LPU Fashion Students got Exposure at Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) collaborated Pride Fashion Tour
Date: February 24, 2020
The school of Fashion Technology students at LPU received a world-class fashion industry exposure. The iconic 15th year of Pride Fashion Tour, in collaboration with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), was organized at Aero City in New Delhi. This renowned fashion show was attended by LPU fashion students, where they witnessed a new face of the fashion industry with exuberant collections. On this occasion, LPU students also interacted with FDCI President Sunil Sethi and famous designers.
The Fashion Tour showcased a marvelous collection of 80 fashion designers, including famous designers Abu Jani, Rahul Mishra, and Sandeep Khosla. Famous Bollywood Star, Sara Ali Khan was the showstopper for the event, held at an elaborate set-up in Aero city. Sara first walked the ramp in gold and deep mauve heavily embroidered lehenga.
Interacting with President Sethi and designers, LPU students learned a lot about the latest fashion trends, techniques, innovations, and market. FDCI President Sethi let students know about various Dos and Don’ts of the industry. Two of the participating students of LPU, Neha Kundu and Aditya, shared that the fashion show provided all practical aspects of the fashion industry. The interactions with organizers and designers made us know all about traditional designs, amalgamated works, contemporary styles, and much more.
LPU extended their support to family of Pulwama Martyrs
Date: February 24,2020
To support and strengthen the bereaved families of Pulwama Martyrs, Lovely Professional University (LPU) accorded financial aid in the form of INR 1.25 lac each to the Pulwama Martyrs family. The occasion was the observance of the first anniversary of the dastardly and deceitful attack on duty bound CRPF Personnel of the country in Pulwama (Sri Nagar), last year on the 14th of February. In a unique homage paying event at the campus, hundreds of National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) Volunteers at LPU paid homage to Pulwama Martyrs. Students held a candle march in the evening hours to remember and revere ‘Martyrs’. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal and Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal handed over the cheques to kin of all the Martyrs from the Punjab State.
Martyrs glorified at LPU included Jaimal Singh, Maninder Singh Attri, Kulwindeer Singh, and Sukhjinder Singh. The Family Members who received the cheques are Mrs. Sukhjeet Kaur (Wife of Jaimal Singh); Mr. Satpal Attri (Father of Martyr Maninder Singh Attri); Mr. Darshan Singh (Father of Kulwinder Singh ); and, Mrs. Sarbjit Kaur (Wife of Sukhjinder Singh). Seeing a lot many young professionals before him at the campus, Mr. Satpal Attri turned emotional while sharing: “My son too wanted to be an engineer; however, he joined CRPF out of the passion to serve the country. Now being honored among the young professionals at LPU due to the sacrifice of my son is making me feel proud of him and others like him. He has really brought dignity, decorum and dashing spirit unto me.”
Sharing that all of these martyrs were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting the nation, Executive Dean at LPU Prof Dr. Sanjay Modi orated out much-quoted poetic lines from the poem ‘Pushp Kee Abhilasha’ of a reputed Hindi Poet and aroused patriotic fervor among LPU youth.On this occasion, NCC students saluted the departed souls militarily. NSS volunteers are also initiating to collect more funds for the families of the martyrs through their ends.
Maruti Suzuki Launches IGNIS at Lovely Auto-Nexa, Ludhiana
The ‘Launching Ceremony’ of the new Maruti Suzuki IGNIS was observed at Lovely Autos-Nexa Showroom, Model Town, Ludhiana. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “IGNIS enjoys a special place in the Maruti Suzuki NEXA portfolio. It is highly appreciated for its peppy drivability and spacious interiors. Over the past, we have observed an increasing preference for the feature-loaded cars, which encompasses seating position and dominant road presence to that of an SUV. Since IGNIS has all new features with its SUV design and interiors, we are confident it will appeal to the customers.”
On this occasion, MSIL also announced the prices of new IGNIS, which have already been unveiled at Auto Expo- 2020, held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. All new IGNIS display SUV design with imposing front fascia, wide rear appearance and high seating position. In fact, the comfortable and spacious interior and latest safety features enhances the driving experience. Adding to this SUV character of new IGNIS, there are also the striking rear spoiler, roof rails and high ground clearance. The comfortable and spacious interior and latest safety features enhances the driving experience.
Director of Lovely Autos-Nexa (Ludhiana), Mr. Amit Mittal informed, “We will try our level best to serve our customers in Ludhiana as we are serving the Jalandhar range customers, for the last 30 years. Stepping up with the top creation of Maruti Suzuki in this ‘Manchester of India’, we are elated to learn about the demand for this next-gen vehicle among all the segments of the society. We promise to be up to the expectations of our valued customers, in this rich belt of Punjab.”
In technical and mechanical terms, the new IGNIS is powered by a peppy 1.2 liter BS6 compliant petrol engine with manual and Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission options. Complementing its youthful appeal, the new IGNIS comes with two new vibrant color options - Lucent Orange and Turquoise Blue, and three New Dual Color options to enhance the excitement for the customers.Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the new Maruti Suzuki IGNIS facelift is available in its usual four trims -- Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. The variant-wise ex-showroom Maruti Suzuki Ignis 2020 price in India is:
∙ Ignis 2020 Sigma - INR 4.89268 lakh
∙ Ignis 2020 Delta - INR 5.74789 lakh
∙ Ignis 2020 Zeta - INR 5.97268 lakh
∙ Ignis 2020 Alpha - INR 6.80846 lakh
∙ Ignis 2020 Delta AGS - INR 6.21789 lakh
∙ Ignis 2020 Zeta AGS - INR 6.44268 lakh
∙ Ignis 2020 Alpha AGS - INR 7.27846 lakh
LPU sets up Center for Space Research with Mission Control facility
Date: February 19, 2020
The Man behind SuperSonic BrahMos Missile of the country, Dr. Sudhir Mishra visited Lovely Professional University. He honored LPU’s 554 Scientists and Researchers for their illustrious achievements. The occasion was ‘Anusandhaan Samaroh’ and an elaborated ‘Interaction Session’ with LPU Engineering students. Distinguished Scientist & Director General (BrahMos), DRDO, Ministry of Defence; Dr. Sudhir Mishra is also CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace (an India-Russia Joint Venture). Never been to any foreign university for learning, Dr. Mishra is a supreme example of being “Home Grown” and exhibiting an excellent education system of the country. Dr. Sudhir Mishra also inspired LPU students to keep on imbibing positivism, confidence, energy, and charm that they are seen possessing now.
The highlight of the event remained inauguration of “Center for Space Research with space mission control facility” by Dr. Mishra at LPU Campus with hammering the bell as a clarion call for all the scientists at LPU and the country. The student trainees under this center will be engaged in satellite system design and system engineering; satellite payload and sub-system design and development; satellite assembly, integration, and testing; satellite launch and operation; payload data processing and application; HAM activities; Participating in Space Competitions; Ground station networking; and, Scientific extension activities.
While appreciating LPU environ for providing research-oriented education as a leader, and addressing faculty and students, Dr. Mishra invoked all to work on noble ideas to generate wealth. He shared: “In the present time most of the jobs are for knowledge, innovation and new technologies. When one creates a new-wealth, it is not at the cost of someone else. New ideas must have the potential to generate wealth. Research for research's sake is not sufficient. New wealth generation is for the help of the society as a whole. It needs ‘Grey-Power’-an ability to think and somebody to facilitate that unique idea. I feel that LPU and the country have all the elements available towards what all is possible in the country alone. I am happy that LPU has taken a commendable initiative on these lines.” He also talked about the future of defense technologies in the form of high powered micro and laser powers. He invoked all to avail opportunities with unique ideas and work hard.
Welcoming the distinguished guest, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared, “This center will not only act as a resource for LPU but also as a virtual lab for Universities, colleges, schools in India and neighbouring countries. The goal of the space mission control facility is to lower financial and engineering barriers that hinder access to science and engineering data from orbit. My best wishes to all faculty and student members who are involved in our satellite project. I wish our satellite is in orbit next year. ” Chancellor also referred that faculty and students working in this center will also be developing a satellite “LPUSAT-1” – one of the dream projects of LPU.
Head, Division of Research and Development at LPU, Prof Dr Geetha informed that LPU students and researchers want to communicate with the International Space Station (ISS); download live satellite images; and, receive telemetry, science/engineering data from nano-satellites and larger space-crafts. Ground station at LPU will meet this need with an internet-to-orbit gateway Mission control center available for public use. This gateway virtually connects participating internet clients around the world to a remote satellite ground station (at LPU), providing a broad community for multinational cooperation.
President of Pharmacy Council of India interacted with LPU Students
Date: February 19, 2020
Prof (Dr) B. Suresh,President, Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), visited the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at LPU, where he interacted with LPU Pharmacy students. Dr Suresh invoked students to bring Pharmacy Profession on the ‘World Map’. Lamenting the improper rise of the Pharmacy Education, Eminent educationist in the annals of Pharmacy, Dr B Suresh shared, “Pharmacy Education needs new thrust & direction.”
Sharing his personal life and journey to the present position, he expressed his worries about why pharmacy education is not popular in India. Sharing that health science is the only recession-free segment, he emphasized on interdisciplinary science education. He wanted pharmacy graduates to be cultured with Life Sciences graduates for the realization of goals. On these lines, he asked students to bring a change, and for that, they will have to come forward themselves for innovations. He also promised students of complete assistance from the PCI during their professional needs.
Prof Dr. Suresh also discussed the huge demand and emerging scope of clinically trained pharmacy professionals. He hopes that such professionals can face global challenges and compete with the multinationals. Informing students about the Indian pharmaceutical industry in the global scenario, he also talked about various kinds of opportunities in Pharmacy and allied segments, including Pharmaceutical Systems Management. The latter has a combo of three sectors- Pharmacy, Engineering, and Business Administration. He also laid stress on employment embedded education and preferred students to work on payments with industry in place of going for further dissertation. Students must work in a specialized manner to make the pharmacy profession more glorious and result oriented. Here, he explained about programs of specializations and super- specializations for the lucrative career ahead.
Prior to the interaction session, a warm welcome was accorded to the elite guest by LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, DG (operation) Dr Subhashish Majumdar, Executive Dean Dr Sanjay Modi and Senior Dean Dr Monica Gulati at Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences.
India’s largest Global Open Fest ‘Youth Vibe 2020’ commenced at LPU
Date: February 19, 2020
India’s largest four-day global open fest ‘Youth Vibe 2020’, commenced at Lovely Professional University, with a basket of events. Nearly 6500 students of 150+ Institutions from across the country and globe are competing in 11 categories, including Life-Style, Management, Literary, Media, Mega-Technical, Social, Arts & Craft, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Sports.
Many gainful workshops; extravagant fete, and more are also there to make students’ learning and entertaining experience the best at the fest. The theme of the four-day fest is ‘Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity’ to provide students a broad platform for propagating the global power of brotherhood and oneness. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal inaugurated the fest, where the song of the fest to inspire students for both struggles and wins was also launched.
Fest is an international platform for students to compete in a spectrum of events for further nurturing their skills and talent. Community service has been made part of this fest as it is important for the holistic development of the youth.In this regard, a social summit was organized in the initiation, where five heads of different social organizations mesmerized the students Social Activist Sudhir Ahluwalia talked about plants and Ayurveda and asked students to save 5000 types of useful medicinal plants, and so the environment. Shoaib awakened students on social entrepreneurship for solving social problems intelligently. Ms. Shruti of ‘Kilkari’ NGO informed about feminism, gender equality by having the same rules for all genders. ‘Datri organization professed stem cell donation; and, Jeev Animal Welfare Society talked against artificial insemination of cows and other animals.
Also, sports competitions for Kabbadi, Basketball, Chess, and Badminton were held, as per fixtures, on the first day. In the evening, the Folk Orchestra team of LPU, which won First Runner-Up Trophy at AIU National Competition, displayed the best of rhythmic teamwork and spirit. Along with, the famous and unique ‘Chirmi’ dance of Rajasthan was also performed by LPU students. Simultaneously, students enjoyed amazing Bike-Stunts, Monster Nite, Lagori Band, and the Lost Story.
On the first day of the competitions, students competed for Nritya Natraj (Solo): Classical Dance and Virasat Live & Recorded: Folk Group Dance under Dance category; in Music for Voice of Youth Vibe (Solo/Group): Western singing and Rap songs for Rapstar; for LifeStyle in YV Paridhan: The Fashion Parade and Mr & Miss Youth Vibe Round 1; in Theatre competition was for Stage plays; for Management students competed under the Boards Room and Ad-Mad Show; for Literary category competition was for YV Ultimate Spokes Person (Hindi/English) and Words Role - Game of words (English); for Media were Foto-Fever YV Reporting, Short Film Making Reporting and Photo Story Reporting; and, in Mega Technical group competitions were for Codzilla/Code Crusher and RC Plane (Sky High).
Second Day of ‘Youth Vibe’ Fest witnessed Massive Competitions and Lagori Band Performance at LPU
Date: February 19, 2020
The second day of ‘Youth Vibe-2020’ witnessed a massive number of competitors participating at different venues of Lovely Professional University. Additionally, famous band from South India, Lagori enthralled everyone and won hearts in the evening hours. Their music reflected the modern Indian youth. There was a combination of Indian classical melodies and Rock music, resulting in an enchanting mix of soulful compositions.
The competitors were categorized in different categories of music, fine arts, quiz, folk dances, choreography, face painting, mime, nukkad nataks, skits, and histrionics adopted diverse themes of awakening to sensitize the youth. For all competitions various teams from far and wide institutions had registered. Hundreds of sportsmen/women also competed. Engineering students accepted challenges for tech solutions, management students fought for case analyses and life style competitions brought forward Youth Vibe Roadies and models. Folk dances including kalbelia, bihu, jhoomar, bhangra, malwai giddha, kajri, choliya and more attracted the on looking students the most.
LPU LLB Honours Students declared National Champion at AIU’s Law Event
Date:February 19, 2020
Team of three Law students of 4th year BA LLB (Hons), Gursimran Singh, Hiteshi Agrawal and Mannat Sarao, at the School of Law of LPU, has brought laurels to the University by lifting Overall National Championship Trophy in prestigious law competition. Occasion was Association of Indian Universities’ (AIU’s) three-day National Moot Court Competition held at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law. Along with Winners’ Trophy and Cash Prize of Rs 30,000; LPU team has also won the ‘Best Memorial Award’ of the competition. Former Punjab & Haryana High Court Judge, Justice Rajiv Bhalla honoured the victorious LPU Students.
LPU students presented themselves with all subtlety leaving behind other participating students of different Law Institutions, from all across the country. LPU students excelled in preliminary rounds slated to be among 42 Teams; advanced rounds’ quarter-finals among 8 Teams; semi-finals among 4 Teams; and, finals. LPU students’ dominance worked out and they lifted the scintillating trophy. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated both students and their teachers for the hard work they are upholding.In fact, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has recently added ‘National Moot Court Competition’, in this year-2020, to its various activities in diverse fields. This is to provide significant opportunity to various students of Law institutions imparting legal education to compete and hone their skill of arguing the case in a ‘Moot Court’.
Prior to this, in another Competition "Aequitas 20", held at SSG Regional Centre of Panjab University, LPU Law students won second position in the category ‘Client Counselling’. The students are Durga Pandey BA LLB (Hons) 3rd year and Indrani Mukerjee BBA LLB (Hons) 2nd Year.
LPU School of Law is one of the premier institutions in the country imparting legal education to a large number of national and international students. Within a short span of time, LPU has made its eminent place in the legal world. The energetic faculty members mentor Law students for the best legal practices and insight to win national recognitions and awards. Prior to this, LPU students have excelled in other Moot Court Competitions. LPU also has its own leading Moot Court Competition of which many editions have already been successfully completed.
Ministry of External Affairs’ (Govt of India) ITEC Programme commenced at LPU
Date: Februay 19, 2020
LPU has commenced a month-long international ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation’ programmes- ‘Public Health & Community Care’ and ‘Android App, Development to Deployment’ at its campus. This programme is by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Commenced recently, the programme will continue till mid of March 2020. For this, two groups of candidates are at LPU for two programmes of community development. Nearly 50 candidates from 30 partner countries including Russia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Ghana, Tanzania, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and more are participating.
ITEC Director and Head Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal briefed about LPU ideologies and ITEC programme to the visiting candidates. India is illustratively owner of the first university of the world since it is continuing sharing its knowledge with the world. India has plans to train 2000 international candidates of which LPU alone will train 200+ candidates under six programmes.
At present, it is in the form of an ITEC programme. He implored the participants to learn as much as they can from the programme at LPU and to use the same knowledge in the development of their respective country. Mr Mittal also informed about four more ITEC programmes, of two weeks each, to commence at LPU in the mid of March 2020.
Prior to this, welcoming the international candidates at LPU, Executive Dean Dr Lovi Raj Gupta informed that the whole programme is ‘technology oriented for observatory fusion’ and to bring a developmental change in the society. He implored all participants to understand, learn and develop the community as per the needs in their society.
Illustrative, ITEC programme was instituted in 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance by the Government of India. India holds its necessity to establish relations of mutual concern and inter-dependence based. The programme is not only on commonly held ideals and aspirations, but also on solid economic foundations.
The ITEC Programme has evolved and grown over the years in 161 countries of Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific & Small Island countries. These are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over many decades of India's existence as a free nation. In fact, India has competence of providing technical know-how and expertise as well as training opportunities, consultancy services and feasibility studies. These programmes are continuously generating immense goodwill and substantive cooperation among the developing countries.
LPU Student’s Short Film awarded at 8th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival (MSIFF)
Date:February 10, 2020
BSc Films & TV Production program student at LPU, Loveena Bagga’s short- film ‘The Traveller’ received an award at the 8th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival (MSIFF), in Mumbai. 200+ Short Films from 25+ countries including the USA, UK, Russia, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Italy, South Korea, China, Brazil, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Romania, Iran and many more competed. Scripted and directed by Loveena, ‘The Traveller’ has won 'The Honourable Jury Mention’ award in ‘Student Category’. JIFF (Jaipur International Film Festival) has also awarded ‘The Traveller’ and ranked it among the top six Short Fiction films across the world.
Jury Members were distinguished Director, Actor, Film-Researcher, and Academician from Italy, Chile, Congo, and India among the presence of many members of ‘The Indian Motion Picture Association' (IIMPA). Chief Adviser at MSIFF, Dr. DC Singh and Festival Director Rambhul Singh, awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’, to the Director and Producer of the winning film in Mumbai. Producer and Production House for the awarded short film is LPU.
The story of the film ‘The Traveler’ is very unique. It conveys a message to lessen the issue of emerging divorce cases world-wide, through pre-marriage thoughtful considerations for a long-lasting mutual understanding. The main character of the film is a travels loving man. He entices a woman admirer of him by narrating her enchanting travels’ tales of his excursions. Falling in love, both get married without prioritizing other considerations. The man continues with his passion for traveling, and women with hers. It results in separation soon. When they meet again after a long gap of years, both of them no doubt realize their mistakes. However, underworldly circumstances, it was too late to get united again.
Congratulating Loveena, who at present is an alumna of LPU, Chancellor Ashok Mittal emphasized the needs of the commercial short film industry through talented young students in India. Through these short films, students can solve out many emerging problems in the country and the world. Mr. Mittal also informed that LPU School of Journalism and Film Production provides practically oriented studies to students. Availing the chances of training as part of their curriculum, students work on innovative thoughts and win prestigious ranks and awards, like this, in global competitions. Even, LPU students’ works have earned great recognition at India’s most coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festivals, many times.
MSIFF is a progressive cinema movement in consultation with senior industry members to highlight the short cinema. Its editions witnesses the great participation & enthusiasm from filmmakers & industry professionals from India & abroad. The objective of the festival is to contribute towards the development of upcoming filmmakers & to create short film culture in India. It also provides professional networking & current trends of cinema to the participants.
Lovely Group Chairman views on Budget 2020-21
Date: February 10,2020
Hailing the Union Budget 2020 on positive notes, the Chairman Lovely Group, Mr Ramesh Mittal holds: “It is on healthy lines for the education sector as Finance Minister of the country, Nirmala Sitharaman, has allocated Rs 99,300 Crore for it. In addition, Rs 3000 Crore are for skill development along with a new education policy soon to be announced. On the allied lines, Rs 2.8 Trillion is for the agriculture sector, which is also in favour of students and youth community along with the farmers. Through such implementations, our country can grow jobs by focusing on exports, through integration of innovative products, assemblages in the country with the ‘Make in India’ scheme. The budget is also welcoming as it caters to the interests of all investors, farmers and, above all, the middle class. Indeed, it is aimed at boosting income and purchasing power of the people of the country.”
Lovely Academy Students cleared JEE Mains Exam-2020 with High Percentile
Date:February 10, 2020
Among many other successful students, three students of Lovely Academy Rohan Rana (93 %), Jasleen Makkar (91%) and Hiya Battu (89%) have cleared JEE Mains Exam-2020 with excellent scores. A student of Army Public School (Jalandhar Cantt), Rohan has been getting coaching from the Academy since his 10th class. He is from Non-Medical stream and prepared for JEE Competition and CBSE Board Examinations as well. Similarly, Jasleen Makkar, a student of Arya Model Sr. Sec School (Phagwara) and Hiya Battu, a Lawrence International School (Jalandhar) were taking coaching at the City Branch of the Lovely Academy. Rohan has already cleared SSB’s NDA Examination through Lovely Academy. Presently, he is studying in 12th class at Jalandhar Cantt Branch.
Congratulating the hard working students of the academy, Director Aman Mittal shared: “I am proud to hold that the main reason for this success of the students is the devoted and dedicated mentoring culture at the academy. Here, small batches of the students are formed to provide them individual attention. Moreover, the faculty engaged at the academy is highly qualified from across India-Kota, Kanpur and Delhi. We are proud of the collaborative achievements of our students and teachers.” Mr Mittal also informed that seeing the heavy rush of students, the academy has also extended its branch in the cantonment area of the region.
Here, it is for the information of the aspiring students that with the announcement of the result of JEE Main January exam result- 2020, National Testing Agency (NTA) has also mentioned that the registration process for JEE Main April- 2020 exam will be done between February 7 and March 7, 2020. The JEE Main April 2020 exam will be conducted in computer based test mode. Candidates who have failed in JEE Main January exam can re-attempt in the April session exam. Moreover, those who are not satisfied with their January exam scores can also appear for the April exam. Lovely Academy is committed to guide and enable its students on the probable lines of success.
Parents of the successful students at Lovely Academy are very happy with the roaring success of their wards and have great words of appreciation for working and study culture at the Academy. They share: “We are thankful enough to the management and teaching staff at the academy, those have enabled our wards to scale glorious heights in the very prime time of their life. Undoubtedly, we can say that it is possible only due to the training at Lovely Academy.”
LPU organized Women Entrepreneurship Seminar under European Union Project
Date: February 10, 2020
Promoting ‘Women Entrepreneurship’, LPU organized ‘Emprendia’ (Enhancing Female Entrepreneurship in India) seminar at the ‘Innovation Studio’ of the university. In this context, an awareness program on the global role of women was discussed by the Vice President of Tata Business Excellence Group, Mr. Ravi Arora. A large number of enterprising female students interacted with the guest and got the inspiration for their possible and on-going entrepreneurial projects. This initiative, under Tata Group’s entrepreneurship program, is co-funded by the European Union.
Emphasizing on providing even-handed opportunities to female students representing diversified groups, Mr Arora informed about various prominent women entrepreneurs of the country. Sharing the stories of their struggles, challenges, he informed that with minimum support women have proved that leading a company all by themselves is not beyond their understanding. Naming some prominent women entrepreneurs of the country, he also shared that India has become a hub for growing commerce day by day, and Indian women have left no stone unturned to make the most of it. He added that hitherto, male students are preferred for entrepreneurial projects but now time is to provide equal chances to female students for brilliant success through their ideas.
Mr. Arora also addressed his book ‘Igniting Innovation –the Tata Way’. Here, it is shared that headquartered in India, the Tata group is a global enterprise, comprising thirty companies across ten clusters. The Group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents. Over the years, Tata has fired the imagination of people across Tata companies and has become one of the most sought-after platforms for Tata managers. It has been presented to and researched by management experts globally, including those in Harvard Business School, London Business School and more. Mr Arora manages the innovation programme at the Tata Group worldwide.
Informing about the programme and its objectives, Head Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr. Aman Mittal shared that “the general objective of ‘ENPRENDIA’ is to enhance entrepreneurial culture among female population in Higher Education Institutions. It is to promote gender equality and gender equity not only inside academic institutions but also extending it to the society and local communities. This will help society economically and also expose the potential that a woman holds".
Highlighting, LPU has an entrepreneurial research centre in the form of Innovation Studio, which has made students work together on innovative ideas. It also serves as a great platform to encourage female participation in creating and sharing entrepreneurial ideas. Here, diverse activities regularly and equally promote entrepreneurial mind-set among young women along with their counterparts.
Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma interacted with LPU Students
Date:February 10, 2020
Under the ‘Expert Guest Lecture’ series, the School of Humanities at LPU invited Deputy Commissioner (IAS), Jalandhar, today, at Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of the university. The focus of the lecture delivery and talk with LPU students remained on the theme-‘Good Governance and Civil Administration: The Changing Dynamics’. DC Mr. Sharma was welcomed at LPU by HoS Prof Dr. Pavitar Parkash Singh, staff members, and students.
While interacting with the students, DC Mr. Sharma shared that at present governance in any form is very easy as the world has been globalized and in easy clutches due to the expanse of the marvelous net services. Admitting students that he is not a public administration or political science student, he made befitting answers to LPU students of different domains. Answering to a Public Administration student about New Public Administration (NPA), Mr. Sharma said that administration should be such that it satisfies each and every person of the society irrespective of his/her being rich or poor. There should not be any kind of physical barrier for anyone in approaching an administrator. The administration is for public welfare and is only possible when it is inclusive in nature.
Answering a political science student, about how it is difficult or comforting by working with different political parties' governments, Mr. Sharma answered simply that it is very easy. For a layman, it seems difficult. Taking the examples of ‘Mid –Day Meals in Schools’ and Right to Education Projects implementation, he explained that Civil Servants are governed by the law of the country. Without changing ideologies, they follow laws and never change them. Even Ministers are bound to follow the preamble of the constitution. For the second query of this student about honesty in the administrative services, Mr. Sharma transparently replied that “System never forms anyone to be dishonest, bad or corrupt. It depends upon person to person, which way he or she goes”.
In this context, Mr. Sharma further explained that in India people are after accumulating things in various kinds, as they feel there is less secure life in the future, in contrast to developed western countries. However, being optimistic, he referred to India as a young country, and with the passage of time, it will certainly be a better country. Answering to a Punjabi Language student, Mr. Sharma informed that students can take administrative services’ exam in Punjabi Language also; however, the basic pattern of knowledge assimilation will be the best books available in the country and abroad.
In a way, underlying the theme, it was emphasized that the basic concern of the citizens, in a society, is the goodness of the government. And for this, the systems and subsystems of governance must be essentially efficient, effective, economical, ethical, and equitable. In the same way, the governance process must also be just, reasonable, fair, and citizen caring.A trained engineer and a science student, 2009 Batch IAS, Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, almost three years back. He has earned an image of a very popular and hardworking officer. A lot of excellent development works are to his credit during his prior postings also. During his tenure as ADC (D) at Bathinda, SARAS fair touched new heights. He has also served as SDM Jaito, ADC (D) Bathinda, and DC of Mansa in Punjab.
Nine CEOs & Founders of India’s top Start-Ups interacted with LPU Students
Date: February 10, 2020
LPU organized "Indian Start-Up Summit 2020” at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium, where Chairman, Founders, Co-Founders, CEOs of established ‘Start-ups’ spurred LPU students to think on start-up based achieving entrepreneurial journey. Being themselves an embodiment of many time ups and downs, these entrepreneurs shared their efforts and motivated thousands of LPU students to think big and adopt entrepreneurial careers. On this occasion, LPU also organized the ‘Idea Pitching Competition’ for the best start-up plans to let participating students win a cash prize up to INR 50 thousand for great ‘Idea Pitching’. Resource Funding worth INR 500 K was also available for innovative participants. Welcoming the elite guest-speakers, LPU Director General (Operations) Subhashish Mazumdar assured that LPU has all the resources to let students develop on entrepreneurial lines.
Top motivators were from TiE Global; PumpKart.com; Startup Buddy; Brand Samosa; Innowork; MentorKart; Boudhik Ventures; WittyFeed; and more, who shared pros and cons from their respective Start-Up Journeys. The summit proved to be a lifetime experience for the students to listen to successful entrepreneurs and their journey. Students interacted to learn how to proceed with working like them or more of them. The Summit was supported by European Union Funding Programme through ‘Enprendia’; Startup Punjab; Student Entrepreneurship Cell at LPU; and Startup Solutions (Pvt Ltd) ‘Trozorro”.
Motivating the students, an illustrious LPU Alumnus & presently Co-Founder at ‘Innowork’, Bibin Babu shared various tales of his early failures and successes to inspire students on positive lines. He informed them as a student of LPU, ''I know LPU has all ecosystem for nurturing start-ups". He advised students not to indulge in numerous things at a time; start thinking clearly in second or third year of studies, what to do for a career; take along like-minded people in your entrepreneurial journey; do not delay in launching your feasibly good product in the market, and, have a backup for your team. If anyone thinks it as a soft journey, it is not. One has to experiment on all sorts of things on most of the hours of the day to become successful. He implored them to be successful entrepreneurs through innovations and create employment for others.
Founder & CEO of Pumpkart.com K S Bhatia shared that his start-up was the first in India to represent the country in the United Nations. Chairman Tie Global Mahavir Sharma desired students to identify the problem first, and then step ahead to find perfect solutions. Founder and CEO of Brand SAMOSA, Sam Baisla, talked about this innovative ‘Digital Marketing Agency’ which helps ‘Small Business & Local Brands’ win in the Digital Age. He inspired youth to become entrepreneurs & leaders, and together build a better world.
Similarly, Co-Founder of World’s 2nd Largest & India’s Largest Viral Content Company- Witty Feed, Parveen Singhal shared that they at the company realized the potential that content and social media had at that time. Hence, they created a website wittyfeed.com to solve problems for social media distributors. It is a platform where any blogger or writer could sign up, write for it, and monetize their creations easily. Founder Mentorkart, Ashish Khare, a renowned Startup Mentor, guided students to innovate, build, and implement business solutions & products in the field of Information Technology. He also talked about strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills. Co-Founder at Boudhikventures, Saurabh Trivedi mentored students about strategizing business growth based on innovative solutions.
Entrepreneurship Awareness Workshop on Biotechnology organized at LPU
Date:January 30, 2020
Fostering entrepreneurship spirit among biotechnology students, an elaborated entrepreneurship awareness workshop was organized at Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of Lovely Professional University (LPU). For this organization, the Global Entrepreneurs Association ‘TiE Delhi-NCR’ and ‘BIRAC’ (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) had joined hands to bring emerging entrepreneurs closer to their dreams. The BIRAC is established by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech Inventiveness. TiE is a global network that promotes entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding.
On this occasion, Founder of ‘India Goes Global’, Amit Aggarwal addressed a densely packed hall with entrepreneurship aspiring LPU students on the topic ‘Transitioning from University to the Real World’. He talked about changing the way India looks at learning- starting at age 2. Entrepreneurial Development Manager at BIRAC, Ms. Shilpy Kochhar briefed about BIRAC’s role in creating Start-Up culture. She also talked about tremendous funding opportunities and academic collaborations offered to budding entrepreneurs by BIRAC.
Intending to Ignite, Innovate, Incubate; BIRAC is to undertake research and innovation for nationally relevant ‘Product’. The vision & mission of this Council is to stimulate, foster, and enhance the strategic (research and innovation) capabilities of the Indian Biotin Industry. It is for the creation of affordable products to fulfill the needs of the largest section of Society. The prime objective of BIRAC is to further sensitize the Biotechnology Industries for Public Health, Agriculture, Food Securities, Green Technology, and Industry.
Founder of Codon Biotech, Dr. Tripti Bhatnagar inspired students with stories from her successful entrepreneurial journey. Similarly, Senior Scientific Officer Alkesh Kandoria at Punjab State Biotech Corporation shared the principles of ‘Mission Biotech Punjab’ & the various aspects of successful entrepreneurship thereof. Director Total Solutions Group Kapil Malhotra guided about decoding entrepreneurship and funding. Before this, the elite guests were welcomed by LPU Executive Dean Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, Dr. Bhupinder Verma, Dr. Neeta Raj, Dr. Sorabh Lakhanpal, and enterprising students.
MHRD’s two-day IIC Innovation Ambassador Training Series commenced at LPU
Under the innovative initiatives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD Government of India), its Innovation Cell and Institution’s Innovation Council have commenced two-day ‘Innovation Ambassador Training Series’ at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of LPU. The ‘Series’ is to mentor would-be mentors to boost innovation, start-ups and entrepreneurship spirit among young students of the country. More than 25 ‘Innovation’ inspiring minds from all across India, including those from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); MHRD’s Innovation Cell; Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC); Creative India, many thriving start-ups are participating.
Apprising all about AICTE and MHRD’s policies and incentives thereupon and making the inaugural address, Executive Consultant and National Coordinator at IIC Dipan Sahu informed that innovative projects can be both technical and non-technical. He shared three topics of his choice for the benefit of all- How Innovation can be in Non- Tech Sphere; Difference between Success & Failure; and, Sustainable Entrepreneurship.
Taking the example of Korean Language ‘Hangul’, Mr. Sahu shared that with only 24 characters, it is the best innovative language in the world, in non-tech terms. Simple to write, speak and understand, it has brought a 100% literacy to the country, and therefore supremacy in the technology arena too. Koreans easily understand the policies around and work in accordance with economic progress. For his second thought, he suggested an entrepreneur celebrate failures on the way and learn from them. Explaining his third preference about ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship’ through a video-clip; he advised all mentors to guide trainees to utilize only needed resources and leave in maximum for the next-gen. Such entrepreneurial projects, thus, ought to be economically, environmentally, and socially viable and useful.
Informing about the target to train more than 6000 faculties to develop mentoring skills, Innovation Officer at MHRD Innovation Cell and IIC Regional Coordinator Ankush Prakash Sharma briefed about the training programs during the ‘Series’. Prior to this welcoming the elite guests and participants, Executive Dean at LPU, Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta inspired all by sharing, “innovations are never rocketed from somewhere else. One can also make a novel thinking only sitting in a small room, and further develops that idea into a brilliant one.” LPU Director General (Operations) Subhashish Mazumdar and Executive Dean Sanjay Modi honored the elite guests.
The objective through this series is to drive innovation and start-up ecosystems at the campus while connecting with ecosystem enablers at the regional and national levels. For this, the role of faculty is a member of IIC is very important to play as a mentor or guide young minds in their pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship. It is equally crucial for mentors to have adequate mentoring skills. Thus, MHRD’s Innovation Cell aims to build mentorship capacity of IIC members through a series of training programs and designate the trained IIC members as "IIC - Innovation Ambassador".
Nearly 4000 students and faculty members from technical and non- technical streams have been enthusiastically participating in the event. After various educative and mentoring sessions, trained persons will act as Ambassadors of MHRD Innovation Cell. They will promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the students' community. Many parallel sessions on various themes namely, Design Thinking and Innovations; IPR and Technology Transfer; Entrepreneurship Development Program; Pre Incubation, and Incubation Management are also being conducted at different venues of the university.
Training of "Faculty Innovation Ambassadors” concluded at LPU on Promising Notes
Date: January 28,2020
Two-Day training of "Faculty Innovation Ambassadors” concluded today at Lovely Professional University (LPU) on promising notes. 25+ Mentors from MHRD’s Innovation Cell built mentorship capacity of 300+ IIC members through a series of 4 training programs. The trained IIC members will be designated as "IIC - Innovation Ambassador", to further mentor students aptly for innovative entrepreneurship. The training of Ambassadors at LPU was constituted on Design Thinking and Innovations; IPR & Technology Transfer; Entrepreneurship Development, and Pre-incubation & Incubation Management.
For Design Thinking and Innovations training, 4-Member NODES team of Prajakta Kulkarni (Founder), Sanket Inamdar, Mrunal Dabir, and Trupti Bal trained members by telling them about the importance of values, empathetic observation, research methods, designing unique solutions to problems and leadership. Pooja Dodd (Managing Partner Dodd & Co. New Delhi) informed about Intellectual Property Rights by introducing innovation and patent, copyright, branding, trademarks, and technology transfer. Similarly, other sessions forwarded valuable thoughts in a very simple manner. In this regard, various exercises were also developed. It was told to the learning members to learn first of all to be an innovator, only then they can teach others on innovations.
The recipients of these training programs will now join the Ambassadors nationwide network and perform the role of mentors in their respective IICs. They will provide support to other IICs as a resource person in organizing various programs related to innovation and start-ups. They will also spread the message of innovation & start-up among the students and faculties. Further, there will be some incentive opportunities for Innovation ambassadors for the services offered during the post-training period, and to connect directly with MHRD's Innovation cell. They will also earn certain reward points for IICs to take part in this process.
Appreciating the nicest possible arrangements at LPU campus, two of the learning members, Dr. Priyanka Kriplani of GGS College of Pharmacy (Haryana) and Dr. Lakshmi Pasricha from Delhi University shared: “We are very happy to receive marvelous training through hard endeavors of MHRD to lead the country on the economic strength. Such efforts are sure to bring a possible end to unemployment also.” Considering that the country’s Higher Education Institutions are lacking in innovation and start-up mentor capacity to further guide students, Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) of MHRD’s Innovation Cell is determined to build mentorship capacity of IIC members. ‘Innovation’ inspiring minds from all across India, including those from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); MHRD’s Innovation Cell; Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC); Creative India, and many prosperous start-ups participated.
LPU hosted Four-Day First National American Football Championship-2020
LPU hosted the Five-Day National American Football (Gridiron) Championship-2020 at its campus. The Board of Control for Gridiron (BCGI) in India preferred to organize its ‘First National Championship’ at LPU. All Matches for Gridiron under 16/19 Boys & Girls and Senior Boys’ (above 19 age Group) ‘Tackle’ Game were played at LPU’s American Football Ground adjacent to Boys’ Hostel (BH-4). 300 Boys, 150 Girl-Players, and 50 Team Managers & Officials participated in the First National Gridiron Football Championship-2020. Teams from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, and Punjab exhibited their supreme sports skills to excel over other participants from across the country. Winning Trophy in Senior Boys ‘Tackle’ Game, lifted by Haryana, mainly comprised of LPU students; Runner Up Trophy by Rajasthan; and Punjab remained at 3rd place. Pranshu Dhull of the Haryana was Team declared the best player of the Championship. LPU Director General Er HR Singla honored the winners with trophies and medals.
BCGI has also signed MoU with LPU’s Student Organization ‘Mission Towards Vision’ to organize matches for Championship in the future, and establish an American Football game as a global sport. It is worth mentioning here that one of LPU’s MBA students, Vikas Panwar, has already won ‘Silver Medal’ in American Football World Championship held in Catalonia, Spain in the year 2019.
In this context, General Secretary of BCGI Mr. Mohit Singh Rajawat shares: “Preference to LPU Campus is due to LPU Management’s equally amazing interest in the global sports activities along with academics, research, co-curricular. Otherwise, how an MBA student like Vikas could have excelled in the Spain Games. We have a firm belief in the potentialities and abilities of LPU and its students. Thus we have signed an MoU with Student Organization at LPU, where students from all States, UTs of India and 50+ countries getting an education.” Mr. Mohit also informed that side by side, BCGI has also signed an MoU with Ghana American Football Federation through Mohd. Usman Nakosi on LPU Grounds. As such, BCGI is regularly promoting this sport in various countries.
Thanking BCGI for their trust in LPU and its world-class sports activities, Director of Sports Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma and Dy Director V Kaul shared: “We have Olympics level sports facilities at the campus and we have many Arjuna Awardees, Olympics participants, International, National, and State winners on our rolls. We want to make our students deft in all skills to emerge as a versatile personality for the global utilities.”
Appreciating all arrangements for Championship at LPU, Technical Director & Chief Referee Mr. H Swami, Mentor (Rajasthan) Ms. Urmila Thakur and sportsperson Krishna Singh Raghav informed that originally the National Football League (NFL) is a professional Gridiron league in North America. American Football International is part of the worldwide movement to build, share, and establish American Football as a global sport with a global community. It is also known as "Gridiron Football", for its characteristic playing field, as it is marked by a series of parallel lines along its width, in a pattern resembling a cooking gridiron.
Bollywood’s ace Film-Maker Mahesh Bhatt visited LPU & performed for famous play ‘The Last Salute’ at LPU Stage
Bollywood’s ace Film-Maker Mahesh Bhatt visited Lovely Professional University, today, and presented Hindi play ‘The Last Salute’ at LPU’s multi-dimensional stage of Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium. Many a time performed at the country's mammoth theatre stages in the cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, the Play is based on Iraqi Journalist Muntadhar-Al-Zaid’s book ‘The Last Salute to President Bush’. Directed by well-versed theatre director Arvind Gaur, the play is starred by Mahesh Bhatt in a special appearance and Imran Zahid in the lead protagonist’s role. The play proved a wonderful experience with students and staff members. On this occasion, Mr. Bhatt also interacted with LPU’s Film Production and Performing Arts students to share with them important tips for film-making.
Allegorically, the play explored the repercussions of repressions in context to the American invasion of Iraq. The play opened with the character in a special appearance, Mahesh Bhatt, reading a letter which he had written in 2002, refusing a prayer-breakfast invitation from America. The Music of the play was by Sangeeta Gaur and about 150 artistes from Asmita Theatre New Delhi participated in this play, which has been staged continuously for the last 12 years.
While interacting, Mr. Bhatt shared that the problems cannot be solved through weapons in the style of superpowers. These can be solved by the sayings of Godly persons, who always believed in ‘no one is strange or enemy’ and non-violence. He also upheld that in this age of great connectivity, persons usually live disconnected in thoughts. All should work jointly to seek befitting solutions to the problems existing globe over. He also informed that the youth of today needs no advice. They are awakened and they should come forward with the best possible solutions in solving human problems.
Before this, welcoming the top Bollywood personality at the campus, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said: “It is a matter of pride for all at LPU that great Bollywood personality Mahesh Bhatt Jee and other top actors of the theatre world preferred LPU for the staging of the much-applauded play. It will indeed make students think on big and humane lines.” One of the Journalism students at LPU, Tannu, shared that students like her have learned about the staging art, which can be beneficial in course work also.
One of the defining political acts, the play explored the facts of the gulf crisis and then US intervention which had been questioned, time and again, by the civilized world. The play attracted thousands of young audience comprising students and staff members at LPU. Inspiring all, the play performed by the theme-related actors, readied them much interested in global issues as depicted in the play. It well explored the emotions, spoke about world peace and political orders of the day affecting the common people. The play indeed proved as a wonderful experience with national & international students and staff members of diverse streams.
Historically, the originality of the play was upheld, in which the world watched (in 2008) that Iraqi journalist al-Zaidi hurled a shoe at the then US President. Two years later, his action found resonance in the play produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Thus, ‘The Last Salute’ is based on events leading up to al-Zaidi’s actions, and the prosecution & actions that followed. To bring this play to life, the script is based loosely on al-Zaidi’s book. A crucial part of the play deals with the shoe-throwing incident followed by the arrest, torture, and humiliation faced by the main character. The play also focuses on other aspects like stories from Iraq war coverage, kidnapping by militants, court cases, and life transformation.
Top Chartered Accountants trained LPU Students on Practical Aspects of GST
Date: January 28,2020
Top three Chartered Accountants reached LPU, today, where they trained LPU Students of MBA, Commerce, Law, and even technology domains on various theoretical and practical aspects of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The occasion was an organization of a two-day workshop on ‘Theoretical and Practical Aspects of GST’ held by the Human Resource Development Centre at LPU. For this, resource persons were from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI); Chartered Accountants Association; and, Northern India Regional Council (NIRC) of ICAI.
General Secretary of CA Association CA Ashwani Jindal; Vice-Chairman of ICAI-Jalandhar Branch CA Piyush Bansal; and, Treasurer of Jalandhar Branch of NIRC (ICAI) CA Sonia, touched the important aspects in six sessions. Topics elaborated in six-sessions were “Levy and Collection; Time and Place of Supply; Provisions and issues on valuation under GST; Claiming Input Tax Credit (ITC); Records, Reverse Charge, E way Bills; and, Filing GST Returns, Post Training Evaluation.
LPU students were informed that GST is an Indirect Tax, which has replaced many Indirect Taxes in India. There are multiple change-of-hands when an item goes through along its supply chain from manufacturer to final sale to the consumer. They explained it through different steps involved, like the purchase of raw materials; production; warehousing of finished goods; sale to the wholesaler; to the retailer, and the end consumer. GST is levied on each of these stages.
They also explained that GST is destination-based. Suppose goods are manufactured in Punjab and are sold to the final consumer in Karnataka. The entire tax revenue will go to Karnataka and not Punjab, as GST is levied at the point of consumption. Explaining about the components of GST they told about 3 taxes- CGST (Collected by the Central Government on an intra-state sale); SGST (Collected by the State Government on an intra-state sale); and, IGST (Collected by the Central Government for inter-state sale). MBA students Aman Jiwani and Rahul Roy, from Retail & Marketing Management, and Finance Marketing & Analytics respectively, shared the workshop proved very educative and informative for all the participants.
LPU students participated in India's 71st Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi
Date: January 28,2020
Three of the NCC students of LPU, Vaishali Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, and Aditi Sharma participated in the 71st National Republic Day celebrations- 2020 held at India Gate to Rajpath in New Delhi. It was indeed an enchanting national honor for these students of LPU. Two of them saluted with dignity to the Chief Guest Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the best NCC Cadets of the country. The third one, Aditi Sharma, is a participant of the PM Rally.
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Government of India) had selected LPU students in the toughest competition among lakhs of student-volunteers from across 5-zones of India. They were selected keeping in view their overall performance for the parade, cultural activities, proficiency to participate in the debate on different social issues, and the ability to depict the culture of their state. They will be awarded prestigious testimonials by the President of India, for their significant national role and participation.
Supreme example of diversity in oneness at LPU campus as of India; Vaishali hails from Maharashtra (Nagpur), Abhishek from Uttar Pradesh (Mathura), and Aditi belongs to Madhya Pradesh (Neemuch). All three of them shared an enthralling experience of national glory depiction, where a large crowd was treated to a spectacular parade featuring marching contingents, cultural tableaus, amazing precision flying sequences, dare-devil motorcycle riding by women constables of CRPF and more. It was added with a marvelous display of India's military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress.
LPU students paraded along with the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, and other Para -Military forces at the Rajpath. Feeling proud, on being selected for such a sought-after opportunity, they expressed that they got this opportunity by excelling, first of all, in a selection camp organized for seven Northern states. They also admitted, “When we had opted LPU as a destination for our higher studies, we never knew that our aspirations would get materialized so soon. Groomed and motivated well by our teachers at LPU; presently, in addition to being student volunteers, we are also deft in co-curricular activities as well.”
LPU wins Gold Medal in National Youth Games in Assam
Date: January 24, 2020
Proving their resolute will and excelling sportsmanship spirit within, 6 students of LPU have brought laurels to the university by exhibiting the best of sports skills at the third edition of ‘Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG)-2020’ in Guwahati (Assam). LPU students, Shiva Kumar won Gold Medal in 60kg Judo; 4 Silver Medal winners are Abhinav Panwar in 200m Race, Kandon Boi in 66kg Judo, Ritik in +100kg Judo, Rekha in 48kg Judo, and, Bronze Medal winner is Antim Yadav for 48kg Judo (M) competition.
Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), held annually in the first months of the year, are the national level multidisciplinary grass-root games in India. The purpose of the games is to hunt grass-root talent. In this third edition of the games, many thousands of participants, athletes, support staff, technical officials, and more are from all the 28 states and 9 union territories of India. In fact, as per the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeing fit-India, the Khelo India program is to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level. It is built under a strong framework for all sports played in the country to establish India as a great sporting nation.
Extending congratulations to winner students, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal shared that all of these winners have ensured medals’ winning by practicing regularly under their mentors. They also made the best use of the top-notch facilities at the internationally standardized Indoor Stadium at Shanti Devi Mittal Sports Complex of the University.”
The noteworthy part of this illustrious winning is that the LPU winners are not only from the physical education and sports departments but also belong to hard considered professional programs like engineering, medical, technology, and so. Before this, LPU Judo players had also exhibited excellent sports skills in England during the 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championship. There too Shiva Kumar had won Gold Medal. Expressing extreme joys, Gold winner Shiva shares: “I am much proud that I have won it, especially for my State and the University on the national level. I am indebted to my coaches at LPU for training me tough to achieve big.”
America’s Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) and LPU Collaborates
Date: January 24, 2020
Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU), California, USA, and Lovely Professional University (LPU) have collaborated to achieve various objectives for mutual development in the areas of academics and research. Cooperative programs between the two universities are to promote sustainable education and scholarly activities. Collaborative programs will enhance the intellectual life and cultural development of both institutions.
Head Division of International Affairs at LPU Mr. Aman Mittal informed that this MoU will facilitate visits by students and faculty, of both the universities, to learn about the study, environment, and culture in the host country. He shared: “We are proud to sign MoU with WesternU as it is a wide-ranging university of the United States with amazing opportunities for students and staff members. With outstanding commitment, it always works on innovations, which enhances its global profile.”
MoU was signed between the two universities by the President Dr. Daniel R. Wilson of the Western University of Health Sciences (USA) and Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati of Lovely Professional University, India. MoU is for Joint educational and research activities; exchange of visiting scholars and students to each other university; sharing and creation of educational materials and resources; and, other related endeavors as mutually agreed upon. Consultant Ambassador Mr. TJ Barring of WesternU was also present on this occasion.
The most active in a broad range of teaching, administration and research programs, Dr. Wilson holds that all at the educational institutions should focus on inclusive teamwork at all levels. For him, healthcare and education is a social endeavor. So, the focus must be on affinity and alignment with other universities, health systems, community organizations, and outside innovators.
Illustrative, Western University of Health Sciences holds a unique place in the firmament of American higher education. Founded on a philosophy of humanistic, compassionate care, the University has enjoyed phenomenal growth and evolved into the most comprehensive graduate health sciences university in the United States.
Poland’s Leading Research Centre invites LPU Scientist for Month-Long Trans-Disciplinary Research
Date:January 24, 2020
Devoted Scientist at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in LPU, Dr. Devesh Tewari has accomplished important research works at the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding in Poland. The institute is the foremost part of the Polish Academy of Science. The visit was focused to learn new experimental and instrumental methodologies that could be used in the context of health and pharmaceutical sciences, for the general benefit of the global society. Dr. Devesh also worked on various plants including Ashwagandha, Red-Sage Root, Ginseng, Punarnova and more to overcome ‘Bad-Effects of Alcohol Usage’, particularly on liver.
Dr. Devesh informs: “There are many health risks of chronic alcohol abuse, ranging from high blood pressure to stroke. People are most familiar with alcohol’s negative effects on the liver. Heavy drinkers have an increased risk of jaundice, cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, and many other severe conditions. The higher someone’s blood-alcohol content is in the body, the longer liver takes to process alcohol. We have been able to see breakthrough research by using some of the plants for benefitting the liver of somebody with major problems.”
Congratulating Dr. Devesh for his important research attainments, Head at Division of International Affairs of LPU, Aman Mittal informs: “Dr. Devesh held important discussions with prominent Polish scientists of various disciplines. A wide area for future collaborations has thus been opened for both the countries-through LPU in India and Research Centre in Poland. In this regard, work has been initiated in the drafting of some proposals for future openings of the Indian and Polish Grants.”
Marking his research stay as scientifically successful and socially pleasant, Dr. Devesh anticipates that further joint work will emerge in the near future. In fact, many new and interesting areas are identified by him in Polish Labs. Now, a concrete implementation of various cutting edge technologies will significantly contribute to the development of the currently active areas of Natural Products, Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals and Molecular Biology. In fact, awarded by State (Uttarakhand) and Government of India (AYUSH Ministry), Dr. Devesh is a researcher to the core. His main focus is on the exploration and bioprospecting of medicinal plants and natural products of the Himalayan region.
LPU sets Placement Record in North India: Celebrates Placement Day 2020
Date: January 11, 2020
The management of LPU, faculty, members of staff, students placed and their parents celebrated Placement Day-2020 at the campus. It was primarily to felicitate and inspire the students, who got selected in the campus placements, for further career journeys. The celebrations were held at different venues including Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium at the campus.
Mammoth celebrations held at the campus were for thousands of LPU students placed in top MNCs, in just the first six months of this academic session-2019-20. Among thousands of offers made;
- 2,000+ offers alone have been made by Fortune 500 companies; Rs 42 LPA has been the highest package secured by engineering student with Microsoft; Rs 19.75 LPA highest package is offered for management students; and,
- 500+ multinational and national companies including Amazon, Bosch, Capgemini, Cognizant, Virtusa, Wipro, TCS and many more have recruited LPU students. In addition, 110+ companies that recruit from IITs, NITs and IIMs have also recruited from LPU; 25+ companies have offered international placements; and,
- 200+ offers have been availed at CTC Rs.10 LPA and above for 2020 graduating batch till date.
To commemorate the day and make it memorable one, the students, wearing sashes of the companies they are placed in, assembled at a common point; had group photographs with LPU dignitaries; released multi-colored balloons and sky lanterns; held a long procession on the tunes of pipe-band and drums; made stops at Centre for Professional Enhancement (CPE) and Division of Career Services to pay reverence to both which contributed a lot in shaping their bright career.
While congratulating the placed students, their parents, Division of Career Services (DCS) and Centre for Professional Enhancement (CPE) officials; LPU Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal said: “We are committed to fulfil the career aspirations of the students that joined our University. In order to make our graduating students job-ready, we have updated our curriculum to be in line with Industry expectations. This involves inclusion of the latest and emerging technologies.” Mrs. Mittal also shared that LPU also invests a lot by providing students training and exposure in current industry trends, along with a holistic course structure. Such initiatives indeed make LPU a preferred destination for recruiters.
LPU organizes Principals Conclave under its CSR Activity ‘Disha’
Date: January 11, 2020
Ever since its inception, Lovely Professional University has been industriously performing its crucial role of contributing to all the spheres of education. Under its key CSR initiative ‘Disha’, the University conducted ‘Principals Conclave’ at the campus to guide principals and teachers on novel educative dimensions. The event witnessed a massive presence of eminent academicians and stakeholders of education.
For this activity, two important development & growth sessions were held for ‘Leadership Skills’ and ‘Understanding Learners’ through experimental learning. Resource Persons for the sessions were renowned academicians Executive Dean Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, Deputy Director Narinder Garcha and Prof. Sachin Sidhra of LPU. In fact, through ‘Disha’, LPU has, hitherto, trained 5000+ Principals and Teachers; counselled 200000 students; and, held 1000+ Sessions & Workshops.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal shares: “LPU has been marking new horizons of academics, exploring the potential of the youth by providing quality education, ensuring holistic development and getting it ready to tackle the problems faced by the global society. On these lines, we believe that there are certain binding duties of all the stakeholders of education for the growth of students and the system under their care. As such, LPU desires to join hands with all of them to achieve greater laurels and, thus, embark upon many other noble missions.”
About ‘Disha': It is a Sanskrit word that means “Direction” and it acts as a platform for the development and growth of all the stakeholders of education, including principals, teachers, students, administrators, staff members and more of various institutions, NGOs from all parts of the country. A collaboration of some of the most learned counsellors and experts- ‘Disha’ guides all concerned to adapt and grow as per the requirements of the academically developing world. It helps an individual in making the most significant decisions about one's career and life.
LPU wins North Zone Music Championship Trophy
Date: January 6, 2020
LPU students recently won a music champion trophy by competing against more than 1000 institutions at 35th Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival. The event took place in Amritsar and organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). LPU students not only clinched Overall Music Championship trophy from the toughest competition but also won two-second runners up overall and cultural procession trophies.
Cabinet Higher Education Minister of the Punjab State, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa honored the students with winners’ trophies. A total of 27 competitions under 5 categories of Music, Dance, Literary, Theatre, and Fine-Arts were held, where LPU students got top-ranked prizes for 11 competitions. Students got gold medals for Indian Group Singing; Indian Classical Singing; and, Western Solo. In addition, they proved their mettle in competitions for Classical Dance; Folk Dance; Instrumental Percussion/Non-Percussion; Installation; Quiz and more.
Considered as the biggest Zonal event for assuring further national participation, LPU students will now compete in National manifest to be held at Noida in Uttar Pradesh from February 3-7, 2020. After winning national competitions, LPU students will participate in the South Asian Universities Festival (SAUFEST) at Kurukshetra in Haryana from February 24-28, 2020 where hundreds of foreign delegates will witness their talents.
Congratulating the winner students and their mentors, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal advised them to continue working hard and win the National trophies also. He also shared that such festive participation is an integral educative part of the students, through which they imbibe amazing team-work spirit, irrespective of belonging to any caste, creed or culture.
LPU signs MoU with University of Derby
Date: January 6, 2020
India’s largest Private University LPU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Derby in the UK. The MoU was signed between Pro-Vice-Chancellor Judith Lamie (External Affairs, Executive) for the University of Derby (UoD) and Registrar and Sr Dean Dr. Monica Gulati at LPU.
This MOU is signed to explore academic collaboration. Under this, both Derby University and LPU are to uphold potential collaboration on student progression opportunities; staff and student exchange; joint projects like collaborative exhibitions, workshops, Masters’ classes, and research endeavors.
Additional Director at LPU’s Division of International Affairs, Mr. Aman Mittal further informed that this MoU will facilitate visits by students and faculty, of both the universities, to learn about the study environment and culture in the host country. He shared: “We are proud to sign MoU with UoD as it is a fantastic university with amazing opportunities for students and staff members. With outstanding commitment, UoD always works on innovations, which enhances its global profile.”
About the University of Derby (UoD):
UoD, located in the heart of England, works for innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from the foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research. It is ranked among the Top 10 for Hospitality, Event Management, and Tourism and also the Top 20 for Art, Education, Fashion, Textiles, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.
LPU Judo Players wins Gold Medal at Commonwealth Championships in UK
Date: January 6, 2020
Proving indomitable and fiery spirit within, many of the students at LPU have brought laurels to the university by exhibiting their best of Judo skills. LPU student Krishna Foajdar bagged International Gold Medal in Commonwealth Judo Championships 2019 held at the University of Wolverhampton (England). Similarly, Shiva Kumar has also won Gold Medal in Commonwealth Judo Championships 2019 held at the University of Birmingham, in the UK.
Along with International, LPU students have also made many glorious wins at national competitions as well. The amazing part of this illustrious winning is that the winners are not only from the physical education and sports departments but also belong to hard considered professional programs like engineering, medical, technology and so on.
At the national level, Antim Yadav bagged Gold Medal at the Junior National Judo Championships held in Lucknow; Anmol won a silver medal in All India Inter-University Judo Championship held at Kanpur; Unnati Sharma won silver at the Senior National Ranking Judo Championships 2019 held in New Delhi; and, Jagtar Singh also won a silver medal at National Sub-Junior and Cadets' Judo Championship held in Manipur.
Expressing her extreme joys, Gold winner Krishna shares: “To stand tall on the winners’ podium by wearing Gold Medal, and listening to the tune of one’s national anthem is every sportsperson's true dream. I am feeling very proud that I have won it for my country and the university on the international level. I am really grateful to my coaches at LPU for training me tough and guiding me to achieve big.”
Extending congratulations to the students who have proved their mettle illustriously, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal informs: “All of these winners at LPU ensured their victory by practicing powerfully and hard with their mentors, coaches and by availing the top-notch facilities at internationally standardized Indoor Stadium at Shanti Devi Mittal Sports Complex of the University.”
LPU Student wins Silver Medal at South Asian Games 2019
Date: December 25, 2019
Making India tops the medal tally, a Bachelor of Arts’ 2nd-year student at LPU, Gurpreet Singh won two silver medals at 13th South Asian Games 2019 held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bringing laurels to the country, he exhibited extraordinary shooting skills in both centerfire pistol individual and team events.
Gurpreet joined hands with India’s other best athletes, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers to bring illustrious glory to India during these games. Based on the assessment of his extraordinary sports skills, he is presently pursuing a distance education program at LPU with a 100% scholarship, as per university policy. It is worth mentioning that India finished on top spot with 300+ medals for the 13th time consecutively in the South Asian Games, earning a widened gap in the medal tally with second-placed Nepal and Sri Lanka in the third position.
Belonging to village Naushehra Pannuan at district Tarn Taran in Punjab State, Gurpreet is a recipient of many prestigious honors and awards. Having much appreciation for the LPU study environment and sports facilities, he is now aspiring to participate in Olympics 2020 and win prestigious medals for the university and the country.
Arjuna Awardee and Olympian, Gurpreet has to his credit international medal from 25m standard pistol individual competitions (men) at 52nd ISSF World Shooting Championship held in South Korea. He represented India in Rio Olympics 2016 and secured 7th place in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event; won gold medals (with games record) in 25m and 10m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) events and Bronze medal in 25m Individual event in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games; Silver medal in 25m Centre Fire Pistol Men’s Team event during 2014 Asian Games (Incheon); and, numerous other medals and distinguished positions.
Feeling proud of students like Gurpreet, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal further invoked him to gain more illustrious victories to bring name and fame to self, parents, institution, state and the nation.
Avinash Khanna launches book at LPU
Date: December 25, 2019
Social reformer Avinash Rai Khanna’s popular book ‘Samaj Chintan’ has been released today in its Punjabi Version at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of Lovely Professional University (LPU). Focused on improving the basic fabric of the society, this 192 paged book has 9 sections and 52 chapters for all class of readers, irrespective of their caste, creed or culture.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal appreciated the sincere effort of Shri Khanna in collecting his valuable thoughts based on real-life experiences. He shared that this book is the most valuable which awakens its readers and suggests solutions to diverse problems. It’s each and every chapter is like a brainstorming session.
Mr. Ashok, Chancellor shared that Mr. Khanna has all elements to bring about a transformation in the society. He thanked Mr. Khanna to choose LPU for the launching of his book. The book is of the utmost importance for people.
Explaining about the book, Shri Khanna shared that the book contains his chosen life experiences and is primarily focused on improving the basic fabric of the society. He informed that society is responsible for creating problems and society itself has to provide befitting solutions. He also desired to include the lessons of fundamental rights in the syllabi of each and every educational institution. In the end, he expressed his gratitude for having launched his book in the largest university of the country LPU, which is a mammoth citadel of learning and global transformation of the society thereupon.
LPU concludes its Two-Day 18th Annual Conference ‘Share the Vision’
Date: December 25, 2019
Lovely Professional University organized its two-day 18th Annual Conference ‘Share the Vision-2019’, where nearly 4000 faculty and staff members participated enthusiastically. LPU’s 380 employees, who provided their services for long were also being honored with association awards amid the presence of their kith & kin and other staff members. Near 20 Faculty and staff members were awarded for 15 years’ association; 213 for 10 years’; and, 167 for 5 years’ devoted association. The theme of the annual conference this year is “Keep Pedalling”, which inspired all at LPU to be ever active and achieving.
A sequel to the conference, ‘Sanidhya’ was also celebrated to enhance the bond of togetherness between the staff and the management. On the first day of the conference, all staff members along with the senior team of the university had a 2.5 kilo-Meter long walk around the Campus wearing special dresses, masks, symbols, and other assigned connotations. Near 60 teams of the almost 70 staff and faculty members represented separately as a flower, fruit, vegetable, bird, insect, or an animal to understand the significance of each and every creation of Nature.
LPU Staff and faculty members at Division of Academic Affairs represented “Onion”; of Admissions Apple; of Brand Development & Communication Rhino; of Student Welfare Giraffe and more. All participants also let their child out from the bosom and danced on the rhythms and beats of drums, musical instruments; and, showcased strength of oneness in all forms. In addition, various events including cultural, sports, fashion show, fun-based many other activities are also organized for the entertainment of all. Next day i.e. the concluding day of the conference where future endeavors at the LPU were shared among all for the illustrious growth of the university.
MoU between LPU and Chinese SHAFC
Date: December 17, 2019
LPU has signed an MoU with Shanghai Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry (SHAFC) of China recently at its campus for collaboration in academic and research-related activities. For the signing, a four-member Chinese delegation visited LPU under the leadership of President WEI Hua of SHAFC.
President Hua, LPU Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati and Associate Director Division of International Affairs Mr. Aman Mittal signed the MoU. The scope of this important collaborative includes the following:
- Development of joint research projects and to avail funding
- Exchange of academic information between students and faculty
- Organization or participation in joint seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.
With this, the development of articulations for joint programs, and allowing students to undertake part of the course of study at each institution will also be there. These courses, usually for 2-4 weeks in duration, will facilitate visits by students and faculty to learn about the business environment and culture in the host country. In addition to various topics on business operations and culture, the course would include meetings with business executives and visits to various industrial and business establishments.
About SHAFC: Shanghai Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry ‘SHAFC’ is the only higher vocational college in Shanghai. It has distinct features in modern urban agriculture with a total area of 1452 acres. Agriculture-related majors and its students both account for more than 80% now, providing students with three-year vocational skills learning.
LPU hosts Personal Contact Program for Distance Learners
Date: December 17, 2019
A two-week-long personal contact program (PCP) for distance education students was organized at Lovely Professional University (LPU) recently. Thousands of students from various locations of Punjab attended the PCP classes and interacted with the 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 done by the students, the university conducted PCP classes in various disciplines like Management, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Economics, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Political Science, History, and Sociology. Around 150 faculty members were engaged to conduct classes pertaining to around 310 courses. Many of the out-stationed students resided in the university hostel during the PCP. The session concluded with the conduct of self-assessment tests and feedback sessions.
While sharing her experience, one of the MBA students, Kashish Wadhawan quoted “I am feeling very grateful that I got the opportunity to attend PCP classes at the university campus. I was finding it a little difficult to study a whole lot of material from the book but here I got the gist of key concepts for all my subjects which would help me to score good marks.” Another student Jazmeet Kaur pursuing a diploma in computer applications remarked, “In PCP classes, I was able to clear all my doubts from university professors and could get practical exposure in the labs as well. It’s the best we can get.”
LPU becomes India’s first University to open ‘Espace France Centre’ for French Studies
Date: December 16, 2019
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has emerged as India’s first University to open ‘Espace France Centre’ at its Campus for French studies and activities. The newly inaugurated center is to become the key center in India for French activities like cultural, languages, education, or diplomacy.
With this, a momentous relationship- milestone with the French Government has been established by LPU, in a very short span. Both have established a ‘Consortium’ of Indo-French Universities to increase educational cooperation. Around 300 MoUs have been signed between Indian and French universities. Opening of ‘Espace France Centre’ at LPU Campus will further strengthen such a co-operation between two strong nations.
For the inauguration, five-member French delegation was led by Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs and Country, Director of Institut Français Bertrand de Hartingh. The delegation included Director, Institut Français Chandigarh, Sylvain Chouin; Associate of the Attaché of the book and the debate of ideas of Institut Français Victoria Dobritz; Manager of Campus France Chandigarh Nidhi Chopra; and, Science and Academic Attachée / North and Eastern Region Emilia Cartier.
Congratulating both French Delegation and LPU Team of Division of International Relations, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal shared: “I am happy to note this important alliance for installing French Centre at the campus. I want to share that many of our students have gone on exchange programs to France and have come back with deeper appreciation and understanding of French education and culture. I am sure this endeavor is par excellence on such lines.”
Dr de Hartingh held: “As this center opens up today at LPU, we are confident that we both collaborators are going to achieve more milestones. My understanding and vision for this center are to see that this becomes the key center in India for any French activities-be it cultural, language, promotion of education, or diplomacy". LPU Additional Director at Division of International Affairs, Aman Mittal thanked Dr. De Hartingh and his dedicated team for swift development for establishing the center in a very short time at LPU.
LPU School of Agriculture holds Chrysanthemum Exhibition
Date: December 16, 2019
The School of Agriculture at LPU organized four Day annual Chrysanthemum flower exhibition at the campus. For this, Chrysanthemum flowers of 60+varieties, in all shades and colors, were exhibited in more than 2500 pots. Exhibited flowers included Crasa Grande, Snowball, Reagan White, Royal Purple, Winter Queen, Garden Beauty, Yellow Delight, and many other Korean and Japanese variety also.
On this occasion, LPU students were also inspired to adopt medicinal flowers’ growth not only as a hobby but as an entrepreneurial project also. In fact, the students have been able to grow a wide and rare variety of Chrysanthemum flowers as part of their academic projects and research works.
LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal appreciated the efforts of students and staff members at the School of Agriculture and congratulated both the competitors and contributors for their best flower-growths. She shared that along with academic, sports and cultural activities, LPU has set high criterions in environment conservation also. In appreciation, she also awarded many students and other participants for their contribution in nurturing the Chrysanthemum plants with hard work all through the year.
LPU organizes ‘One World 2019’ Fest
The annual international fest ‘One World-2019’ at Lovely Professional University (LPU) forwarded complete ‘Know-How’ about 400+ Innovations & Inventions across countries. As the theme celebrated this year was "Innovations & Inventions-the Ideas that made the Difference"; 3000+ international students from 50+ countries studying at LPU, organized expo stalls for their respective country, in this context. Students mutually shared salient features of various innovations and inventions, which are favoring not only to their own countries but also the other people globe over. International students also exchanged ideas about their produces, cultures, values, foods, dresses, dances, songs, heritage and historical perspectives.
Participating international students admitted unanimously, “Here at LPU, we are very happy to represent our respective country. We are happy to see that students in other countries enjoy our culture with a great feeling of oneness. In fact, the event ‘One World’ makes us more practical with an elaborated insight into how the world can be one leaving aside all intrigues & self-interests. We have also come to understand that unity among human beings lies in their diversity. We are happy to see that LPU designs this fest in such a manner that students with distinctive cultural backgrounds live peacefully, work together to be globally fit citizens and make happiness exist all around the world.”
LPU Scientist visits the USA to share her Patented Herbal Medicine
Date: November 25, 2019
Ms. Rubiya Khursheed, a scientist at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (LPU) has shared about her patented herbal medicine with 15 Nobel Laureates, 6000+ Scientists and 600+ Pharmacy Industry giants in America. The occasion was the world’s most prestigious pharmacy conference ‘AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) PharmSci 360’, held at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio in the USA. The scientific title of her work was “Exploring the role of Synbiotics as a carrier to solidify Self-Nano emulsifying Drug Delivery System”. For this important sharing, Rubiya was awarded a certificate of acknowledgment under the signatures of AAPS President Dr. Dale Eric Wurster.
Rubiya also shares that the two important constituents of her medicine are easily available in the market- Haldi (Turmeric) and Friendly Bacteria (Pro-Biotics). To get the desired product, she enhanced the solubility of the two; made an emulsion of these; and, increased the nature of their solubility for solidification and stability. Prior to her product, the dosage that used to be was of 500mg, which has now come down to a mere 5 mg.
Rubiya’s medicine, which is totally non-synthetic and without any of the side-effects, is to control deadly considered ‘Diabetes’ disease. Soon there will be the commercialization of this patented medicine for the general benefit of humanity. Congratulating Rubiya for her socially useful product, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal inspired her to continue to be research-oriented with such a temperament.
LPU’s Women Players wins Bronze Medals at AIU Inter-University Championship
Date: November 25, 2019
Association of Indian Universities' five-day North Zone Inter-University Badminton (Women) Tournament-2019 concluded, at Shanti Devi Mittal Indoor Sports Complex of LPU. At the event, LPU Women Badminton players won Bronze Medals. Panjab University Chandigarh lifted Championship Trophy and became Zonal Champion; the University of Delhi declared runner up; and, HP University Shimla remained at 4th place in the zone. All four teams will now participate in national level competitions.
While handing over the prestigious trophies and medals, LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal encouraged players to continue improving upon their present performances. And, motivated the best student-players of the zone to further eye on the Olympic Games and other world-level competitions by practicing hard.
Sharing their experiences at LPU campus, Tournament Director Mahesh Sharma from Patiala, Team Managers, and Coaches of visiting universities appreciated LPU’s organizing potentiality. They also congratulated LPU Director of Sports Raj Kumar Sharma and admired the LPU department of sports for the smooth conduction of the tournament. All other players, too, shared words of appreciation for present host-ship.
LPU Scientist provides Sustainable Solutions for ‘PARALI’ Pollution
Date: November 25, 2019
The Government of India has been continuously encouraging the production of second-generation (2G) ethanol from biomass and other Agri-wastes, to reduce crop burning by converting agricultural residues to ethanol. This will help in reducing pollution and ensure a cleaner environment. This will also boost the rural economy, create new jobs and provide additional income to farmers.
Keeping in view the above, Assistant Prof. Dr. Rohit Rai, in the Dept of Medical Laboratory Sciences at LPU, was selected as Young Scientist by the Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST). Dr. Rai was selected in a 20-member delegation that represented India in a scientific conclave among BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), South America. He led India on the front of ‘Bio-economy’ and delivered a valuable talk on developing second-generation (2G) ethanol as long term two-way sustainable solutions for - (i) rapidly depleting crude oil reserves, and (ii) increased poisonous ‘smog’ hazard.
At the international platform, he tried to provide inputs for breaking one of the major bottlenecks in 2G ethanol bio-refineries. Technically speaking, it is enzymatic degradation of agro-residues like much in news, ‘PARALI’. He shared unconventional indigenous approaches designed by him for bio-prospecting novel microbial sources. He further showcased the roadmap to formulate in-house enzyme cocktails for efficient conversion of agro-residues into fermentable sugars, in a very cost-efficient manner. His work and innovative ideas were highly applauded by the delegates from other counterparts of BRICS community.
Two-Day International Symposium on Product Design begins at LPU
Date: November 8, 2019
The Department of Product & Interior Design at School of Design of Lovely Professional University inaugurated two-Day ‘International Symposium on Product Design’, at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university. A galaxy of ‘Design Experts’ of both academia & industry domains from across the globe including the USA, Singapore, DRDO, IITs and more are there to guide and motivate the design- enthusiast students of diverse disciplines. Including Architecture, thousands of students from other disciplines, including aerospace, pharmacy, bio-sciences, physiotherapy, fashion, fine arts and more, are attending the symposium to learn innovatively and result-oriented designing skills.
While addressing the huge congregation of design experts and learners, Symposium Convener & Dean at LPU School of Design, Ar Atul Kumar Singla held: “This symposium is a step towards collaborating industry and academia for transforming a small idea into a million-dollar product or service. In fact, ‘Design’ is the most powerful key to a strong economy for the long-term benefit of all. So, it is important to engage all stakeholders to identify, explore and unlock the potential of budding designers”. Prior to this, LPU Executive Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi informed that designing needs a keen sense of observation in any given field for its ‘Market Value’. He also shared that be it the field of service, system, communication, interaction, or social-media; designs are direly required by all.
Taking the topic of ‘Design Thinking for Health-Care Innovation’, ‘Keynote Speaker’ from Singapore University of Design & Technology, Dr. Subburaj Karupppasamy shared: “Design thinking is an open mind-set to address a real-life need by providing innovative design solutions.” Taking the examples of aging people and an amputated person, he explained, even, how to address unique challenges. For design thinking framework, he suggested three requirements-Identify, Ideate and Implement. For this, he revealed how once he designed a unique amputated body part of a person as per his requirements. Similarly, Aerospace Designer from Seattle (USA), Gagandeep Singh talked about an ‘Aircraft Design Process’. No doubt, it is very similar to other engineering processes; however, its complexity and stringent safety requirements make it an expensive and extended process. In fact, an Air Craft can only enter into commercial production and service after regulatory measures.
Similarly, Prof Dr. Pulak Pandey from IIT New Delhi talked about layer by layer material addition depending upon the bonding strength between the two layers. Prof Dr. Nishant Sharma from IIT Bombay has peculiar design suggestions for mobility and vehicle design in today’s scenario for global transport issues like sustainable transport, safe & fast travel, clean air and more. LPU designers presented ideas like briefcase cum laptop table; healing shoe for a diabetic foot; futuristic house designs for flood-prone areas; cardboard cycle helmet; farming sky-scrapper: an approach to solve urban food-scarcity; open grass spaces in New Delhi to mitigate air-pollution; Eco-Domes in constructions; ocean waste to beautify Interiors; and, many more.
Maldives’ Ambassador inaugurates two-day International Science Conference at LPU
Date: November 6, 2019
School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences at Lovely Professional University (LPU) is organising two-day International Conference “Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences” (RAFAS-2019) at the university campus. Her Excellency, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to India, Ms. Aishath Mohamed Didi inaugurated the mega-science conclave. She is the first-ever female Ambassador accredited to India to represent the Maldives.
Nearly 100 top researchers, scientists and experts from academia and industries across the globe participated in the conference to share their innovative ideas during various keynote, invited, oral and poster sessions. The aim was to deliberate on the latest research and new technologies to address local and international scientific challenges. Congratulating the organizing team and all participants, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal invoked all to keep updated and abreast of innovative happenings around in the realms of all types of sciences and technologies.
During the Key-note session, Prof. Dino Jaroszynski from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK), talked about ultra-short duration electron bunches. He informed that these bunches are potential sources of X-Ray radiation. So, these could be useful as next-generation tools to scientists for applications requiring ultra-short probes. Chief Scientific Officer from Sweden, Dr. Hans-Jürgen Federsel suggested that there is a need to develop sustainable and greener processes in order to address excessive generation of waste, and recent advances in the field of bio-catalysis.
Talking about the requirement of an alternative, green and sustainable energy, Dr. Dai-Viet N Vo from Vietnam’s Nguyen Tat Thanh University suggested “Syngas”- CO and H2 Mixture. He holds that it has been regarded as an economically viable and eco-friendly energy carrier to replace petroleum-based resources. Sharing about many facets of Carbon, Dr. Nishith Verma from IIT Kanpur held that many features of carbon are for the adsorptive or catalytic removal of common air and water pollutants. Similarly, Prof. Dr. Ram Mohan from Illinois Wesleyan University (USA) discussed environment-friendly organic synthesis using ‘Bismuth (III)’ salts, which are remarkably non-toxic, non-corrosive and relatively inexpensive.
Head of the School, Dr. Ramesh Thakur informed: "With massive participation from foreign & Indian universities, IITs, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Central Drug Research Institute, CSIR, NITS and more; the conference is structured to provide an ideal environment for young researchers as well as established practitioners to promote discourses regarding new advances in every facet of science and technology."Prof Dr. Rekha shares that the focus of the conference is on basic sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Thousands of LPU students in these fields are interacting, discussing with think-tanks and deliberating on interesting research based themes.
LPU becomes Water Polo Champion at All India Inter-University Aquatics Championship (Men) 2019-20
Date: November 5, 2019
Department of Sports at LPU conducted All India Inter-University Aquatic Championship (Men) at Shanti Devi Mittal Indoor Sports Complex of the university. In the championship, nearly 600 swimmers from 140+ Universities of All Indian Zones competed at Olympic Size Swimming Pool. During this championship, LPU became Water Polo Champion; the University of Kerala remained at 2nd position; whereas, the University of Mumbai at 3rd position. In the Swimming category, the University of Delhi declared first with 90 points; Panjab University Chandigarh second with 33 points; whereas, Jain University Bangalore third with 21 points. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal and Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal honoured the winners and winning teams.
Some of the events were Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Individual Medley for 50, 100, 200, 400, 4X100 Meters and for more distances. Competitions for water-polo were also arranged. The opening day of the championship was graced by Olympian & Arjuna Awardee Shakti Singh and Arjuna Awardee Mr. Dalal Singh Chauhan. Some of the participating top Universities of the country were University of Mumbai, Delhi University, Gujarat Technical University, Kerala University, Pune University Mahatama Gandhi University Kottayam, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Jain University Bangalore, Panjab University, M D University Rohtak, University of Calcutta, Maharaja Ganga Singh University Bikaner, Banaras Hindu University and many more. This time, there were many eminent student-swimmers also participating in the championship. Now, the Women championship will be held at LPU from November 6 onwards.
LPU organizing All India Inter-University Aquatics Championship (Men) 2019-20
Date: November 3, 2019
The Department of Sports at Lovely Professional University has been conducting All India Inter-University Aquatic Championship (Men) up to November 4, 2019, at Shanti Devi Mittal Indoor Sports Complex of the university. Here, 600+ swimmers from 140+ Universities of all Indian Zones will compete at Olympic Size Swimming Pool. Some of the events are Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Individual Medley for 50, 100, 200, 400, 4X100 Meters and for more distances. Side by Side competitions for water-polo are also going on. The opening day of the championship was graced by Olympian & Arjuna Awardee Shakti Singh and Arjuna Awardee Mr. Dalal Singh Chauhan. The championship was declared open by LPU Director-General Mr. Subhashish Majumdaar.
Some of the participating top Universities of the country are University of Mumbai, Delhi University, Gujarat Technical University, Kerala University, Pune University Matama Gandhi University Kottayam, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Jain University Bangalore, Panjab University Chandigarh, M D University Rohtak, University of Calcutta, Maharaja Ganga Singh University Bikaner, Banaras Hindu University and many more. This time, there are many eminent student-swimmers also participating in the championship. Immediately after the men championship, womens championship will also be held at LPU.
Two-day International Conference on Tourism & Hospitality Sector begins at LPU
Date: November 2, 2019
The School of Hotel Management and Tourism at LPU has been conducting a two-day ‘International Conference on Tourism & Hospitality at the Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. The topic for the event is “Sustainable Developmental Goals and Management Practices in Tourism & Hospitality.” Hundreds of national and international ‘Tourism Experts’ are participating in this mammoth conference to churn out productive solutions for sustainable tourism not only in India but across the world also.
Presidential address as Chief Guest of the day was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Prof S.P Bansal. Considering all human beings as tourists in one or the other way, he laid stress on poverty reduction and environment-saving for achieving sustainable development goals in the tourism sector. He also appreciated LPU endeavors for the re-orientation of higher education in the country on the tunes of Nalanda and Takshila and as per top international standards.
Guest of Honour, Deputy Adviser NAAC, Prof Devender Kawday talked about the inter-relation of quality of human resource and education system in the tourism sector. For sustainability, he put forward to plan all things properly. Advising, tourism sector students, he held that success means becoming the best person of oneself. So, always adopt a regular schedule instead of doing things abruptly and irregularly.
The opening address was made by ‘Special Guest’ of the day Director, University Utara Malaysia, Prof Dr. Azilah Kasim who forwarded integration as a critical success factor towards sustainable development goals. Key Note Speaker Director ICCCR, Jammu University, Prof Deepak Raj Gupta, motivated all to be the eco-friendly and true caretaker of nature’s designs, which provides us abundant sources to prosper well.
LPU Students brought Laurels to India: Won two Medals at Asian Rowing Championships in South Korea
Date: October 31, 2019
Making India a rowing hub in Asia, two Bachelor of Arts’ students at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Sawarn Singh and Sukhmeet Singh won silver and bronze medals for India at 19th Asian Rowing Championship held in South Korea. Bringing laurels to the country, both exhibited extraordinary rowing skills and won a bronze medal in the Men's Double Sculls event and a silver medal in Men's Quadruple Sculls event.
With their first victory in this championship for the country, both of the LPU Rowers contributed in making India win the bid to host next ‘Senior Asian Rowing Championship in 2020’, after a gap of fifteen years. It is also emphasizing that including LPU students’ two medals, India finished at a prestigious 5th position, with five medals. More than 600 rowers from 21 nations competed at the championship. Based on the assessment of their extraordinary sports skills, both of the winning rowers are presently pursuing the Distance Education program at LPU with a 100% scholarship, as per university policy.
Belonging to villages Dalelwala and Kishangarh Pharwahi respectively, at District Mansa in Punjab State, Sawarn Singh and Sukhmeet Singh are already recipients of many honors and awards at national and international levels. Sawarn Singh is even recipient of the country’s prestigious sports honor ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2015. Having much appreciation for the LPU study environment and sports facilities, both of them are now aspiring to participate in the Olympics-2020 and win prestigious medals for the university and the country.
Taking great pride in students’ galore, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal further invoked them to gain more illustrious victories to bring name and fame to self, parents, institution, state, and the nation. During competitions, both Sawarn and Sukhmeet got the better of challenges upon their rivals in thrilling races. Their rowing skills on Tangeum Lake International Rowing Regatta, Chung Ju, South Korea, were much applauded by the onlookers. In fact, LPU rowers offered the nation a Diwali gift by winning the first medal during festive days. Within sometime after this momentous medal-winning, India won the bid to host the next edition of the Asian Rowing Championship in Bhopal next year. India will be hosting it after a long gap of years, as it last hosted the competition in 2005, in Hyderabad.
LPU organises Pre-Celebrative Program to commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
Date: October 20, 2019
Pre-Celebrative Program ‘Chadiaa Sodhni Dhrti Lukaaee’ was organized today at LPU campus to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Jee-the First Sikh Guru. On this occasion, LPU students imbibed pronounced teachings of Guru Nanak Dev to be ever humane. The program was jointly organized by Sarbat da Bhalla Trust, Punjab Jagriti Manch, and LPU. Proclaimed classical singers Salim Bandhu-Sunny, Happy and Mani sang sacred sufi songs to upheld the teachings of Guru Nanak Jee.
Eminently present on this occasion were Lovely Group Chairman Mr. Ramesh Mittal, LPU Director General Er HR Singla, President Punjab Jagriti Manch Satnam Singh Manak, General Secretary Deepak Bali, President Punjab Press Club Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Johal, Prof Kulbir Singh and more.
LPU Organizes Annual Competitive Fest ‘Spectra 2019’
Date:October 19, 2019
LPU forwarded high-spirited experience at its annual mega cultural event ‘Spectra-2019’, where more than 5000 LPU Students of professional programs showcased their talent. For this, 29 categories of competitions were held in the 5 areas of music, dance, literary, theatrics and fine arts. Social awakening messages forwarded through a two-day fest included those favouring ‘Skills Development, Entrepreneurship, Nationality, Patriotism, Cleanliness’; and, against ‘Food Wastage, Corruption, Terrorism, Pollution, Poverty, Female Foeticide’ and more. The most spectacular event culled out true artists residing within each of the participating would-be Engineers, Managers, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Bio-Technologists, Journalists, Advocates, Judges, Fashion Designers, Architects, Pharmacists studying at LPU.
Conveying the message of national importance- “Say No to Plastics”, all of the participants also held a two-kilometer long procession in unison at the campus, which culminated at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. Winning teams and individual students of various schools were awarded trophies and certificates. Inspiring all winning and participating students, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal invoked them to sharpen their talents under the guidance of nationally & internationally qualified instructors at the university. Describing ‘Spectra’ as a fun-filled competitive celebration, Mr. Mittal asked students to get enlightened & enhance their competitive spirit to excel in life.
In fact, LPU schedules variegated ‘Spectra’ fest every year in the first semester to identify the talent, particularly, of new students. Winners here and other talented students at the university are further guided to perform at bigger national- international level platforms, including AIU Nationals, Youth Vibe, One India, One World and more. Side by, non-competitive students’ performances like Nukkad Natak (street plays), rock band shows, street dances and more were also chalked out to lead developing minds on humane and social lines.
Competitions under music category were classical vocal, instrumental (percussion/ non-percussion), folk group singing, Indian group, duet singing, and western solo vocal. For dance, there were competitions for classical / semi-classical, folk dances, international group dance, western freestyle, theme choreography, western group dance, and rap-star. For theatrics, competitions were for a skit, beatboxing, histrionics, mimicry, and mime. Fine Art competitions were for spot painting, clay modelling, cartooning, photography, rangoli, poster making, collage making, single colour painting, watercolor mixture, charcoal portrait, greeting card making, etc. Literary competitions included elocution, quiz, creative writing, debate, declamation, news reading and more.
Results: School of Computer Science and Engineering lifted the overall trophy of Spectra, School of Business declared first runner-up and School of Journalism and Film Production second runner-up.
LPU signs MoU with Government of Mongolia
Date:October 19, 2019
India’s largest private university LPU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Governor’s Office of the Capital City of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (GOU). The MoU has been signed by Deputy Governor of the Capital City of Ulaanbaatar Mr Khaliunbat Myagmarjav and LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal. The signing ceremony was held during India visit of President of Mongolia, His Excellency Khaltmaagiin Battulga, in New Delhi. Hon’ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas in Indian Government, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, was also eminently present on the occasion.
With this collaboration, LPU will provide IT training to teachers and school students of the city. LPU will design the IT curriculum for the students of secondary and senior secondary schools that fall under the GOU in Mongolia. It will involve developing IT textbooks in both English and Mongolian Languages. In a bid to strengthen the entire IT training ecosystem in Mongolia, LPU will also provide ‘Teaching and Research’ training programs in the field of Information Technology to faculty and staff of the schools under GOU in Mongolia, at its campus in Phagwara, Punjab. As a part of the MoU, the university will also work towards automating the schools under the GOU in Mongolia and make the campuses paperless.
Deputy Governor Mr Khaliunbat shared, “LPU is India’s largest university and is known for its high quality of education especially in fields of engineering and Information Technology. Looking at the future, it is imperative for us to improve the quality of IT education right at the secondary school level in Mongolia, and we believe we have found the right partners in LPU.”
Feeling happy on the international collaboration, LPU Additional Director at Division of International Affairs, Mr. Aman Mittal said, “Technology is the backbone of any developed global economy. We are happy to partner with GOU, Government of Mongolia, to work towards raising the standards of IT education in Mongolia. Academic collaboration, study grants and consultancy are the three prerequisites of this partnership.”
LPU will also provide access to quality higher education to the students from Mongolia in the fields of Engineering, Management, Computer application, Pharmacy and others by offering them admissions at its campus in Phagwara, Punjab. In addition, students admitted at LPU through Government of Mongolia will be awarded scholarships by LPU.
LPU Student Ishnoor Kaur in the Finale of FBB Campus Princess Mumbai
Date: October 16, 2019
Lovely Professional University (LPU), B.Com International Finance, First Year student of Mittal School of Business, Ishnoor Kaur Rattan has got direct entry to FBB Campus Princess Finale Pageant to be held in Mumbai. Ishnoor will now get fast-tracked to the ‘Femina Miss India 2020 Pageant’, where if she comes out as the winner of the Miss India title, she can further represent India at the Miss World Pageant. Before the further competition, Ishnoor will also be trained and groomed by the renowned Industry experts from the fashion & glamour world.
Student Organization "Spade & Atan Dharya", under the Aegis of Division of Student Welfare, at LPU had organized Zonal rounds for "FBB Campus Princess 2020" pageant at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. Esteemed names from the ‘Miss India Organization’, Femina Miss India United Continents (2017) Sana Dua; FBB Colors Miss India Punjab 2019 Harnazz Sandhu; and Bennett Nathan Head Campus Princess event adjudged 150 + participants from across the Zone. Before judging six finalists, all three Judges shared their experiences with the contestants and encouraged them to follow their big dreams with confidence and free-feels.
Spectacled, 5 Feet 11 Inches tall, mere 18 years old, Ishnoor thanks all teachers for guiding her on the right lines for a brilliant career ahead. Now, Ishnoor advises fellow students: “Always be your true self. Identify your passion and weakness, too. Do not let your weaknesses dwarf your passion. I wear spectacles but it could not stop me from participating in the beauty pageant. Everything is possible if you believe in yourself. Overpower your flaws and avail opportunities as they come on the way.” Palak Sharma and Tiksha Taggar, from two other educational institutions of Himachal Pradesh, have also been selected.
In fact, Campus Princess’ initiative empowers promising talent by engaging with the student community. The golden opportunity of Campus Princess is also opening up scopes to exploration and experimentation in Indian pageantry. The auditions now seem to be bigger and better as it is travelling to many prestigious institutions in India including IITs, AIIMS, NITs, LPU and more to find the best talent.
LPU Student Manju Rani Wins Silver Medal at World Boxing Championship in Russia
Date: October 16, 2019
Manju Rani,a B.Sc physical education student of LPU has brought glories to the country by grabbing ‘Silver Medal’ in 48 kg weight category at Women’s World Boxing Championship held in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Knocking her way to qualify for ‘Olympic Games’ through her determined wins and power of fierce punches, Manju has earned world-wide acclamations up till now. Scripting history in her maiden appearance at the Championship, Manju entered the finals of the championship with a 4-1 win over her strong Thailand's opponent, in semi-final bout.
She not only equated internationally reputed Mary Kom’s ‘World’s debut’ record but also scaled ahead of her by winning Silver Medal in comparison to Mary’s Bronze winning. Illustrative, out of four Indian competitors in different weight categories, she is the only Indian to reach finals in Russia. Prior to this win, she has already won a gold medal at the senior national boxing championship held in Vijayanagar, Karnataka, ‘Silver Medal’ at ‘Strandja Memorial Cup’ tournament held annually in Europe (Bulgaria) and a bronze medals in the India Open and Thailand Open. Congratulating the promising boxer-student, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal inspired her to keep on bringing more accolades to the nation by now targeting an Olympic Win.
Talking about her hitherto stormy journey, Manju shares, “Being fatherless and a poor sister to 4 siblings, my coaches in my native village Rithal (Haryana) identified deep wrath on me and advised me to join Lovely Professional University (LPU) to sharpen my boxing skills. After going for my first trial only, I was selected to get admission at LPU. At that time, my mother was ready to mortgage her jewelry to fund my training and education. However, I am thankful to LPU Management that after watching my boxing skills in the ring, LPU decided to provide me a 100 percent scholarship, including free accommodation. LPU also provided me great chances by grooming me to enter zonal, national competitions and join coaching camps for international competitions. This all helped me in paving my way to the present international arena.”
Real Hero of Bollywood Biopic ‘Super 30’ Anand Kumar interacts with LPU students
Date: October 5, 2019
The real hero of Bollywood’s much talked about biopic “Super 30”, Ace Mathematician Prof Anand Kumar reached LPU campus, today, where he interacted with thousands of LPU students. Prof Anand’s character has been enacted by none other than Bollywood’s top actor Hrithik Roshan, for which Hrithik is earning eclectic acclamations. The occasion was an educational program ‘Shiksha’ organized by LPU students’ organization ‘Sankalp Enviro’, which aims to educate poor and slum-dwellers in nearby villages. While interacting with LPU students, Anand Kumar forwarded them many success-oriented key-liners to adopt in life. Talking about his poverty-ridden student life and various humane endeavors despite that, Anand shared many strength-providing and morale-boosting stories of his parents and younger brother in initial stages, and those of his students in later stages.
Despite poor conditions at home, Anand has been running an innovative ‘Super 30’ program for the last 18 years to mentor 30 students free-off cost through year-long residential coaching for IIT JEE. The success rate has been outstanding, with students from underprivileged sections entering the premiere international institutions and companies. Here, he quoted the examples of auto-rickshaw driver’s daughter Nidhi Jha, slum-dwellers Abhishek Raj, Shashi Narayan and more. A teacher in the real sense of the words, Anand holds that an educated world would be much better placed due to greater understanding and compassion. Humbly, Anand shared: “Through Super 30, I have experienced how the smile of success on the faces of the learners brings cheers to both family and the community.”
As LPU Management, Anand Kumar also thinks ‘to give back to society, and there can be no gift more precious than education’. He exhorted all teachers, parents, and people to help education become the strongest weapon to fight all problems of the world, including corruption, poverty, unemployment, terrorism. Forwarding key-liners as crux from his life experiences, he asked students: “Dream big, think big, work hard and reach to innovation level. Always be in good company as it influences much to do the best in life. Everyone faces challenges, only will-power over-powers these.”
Recognized as ancient India’s mythical and top Guru Dronacharya, Anand shared his father's words with students: “Raja ka beta hi Raja kyu Banega; Ab Raja woh banega, jo haqdaar hoga". This version changed his mind, and he persevered in doing a lot for the entire society. His true calling from within and passion of a true teacher caught up with him, and he realized that he must use his skills to give lesser privileged, bright students, a fair chance at life. On this occasion, Executive Director Manish Gautam of ALS Chandigarh was accompanying Prof Anand. ALS has provided scholarships to 300 LPU students for Civil Services (IAS) exams coaching.
Anand Kumar thanked LPU Management for providing an opportunity to interact with diverse international & national students’ community, and for lighting the flame of innovative education among deserving students. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, DG (Operations) Subhashish Mazumdar, Executive Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi welcomed the elite guest. Highlighting, Anand has also been honored in San Jose (California), America, with prestigious ‘Education Excellence Award 2019’, in recognition of his contributions towards educating needy students.
LPU holds a seminar on Lung Care in association with JMA & Delhi’s Lung Care Foundation
Date:October 4, 2019
The school-children of the Punjab region have pledged to fight the perils of ‘Air Pollution’ through Breathe Easy Stay Tough (BEST) Clubs-an initiative of Lung Care Foundation, New Delhi. For this, a seminar and workshop were held at the LPU campus in association with Jalandhar Management Association (JMA) and Lung Care Foundation. The program aimed to raise awareness on the health impact of air pollution and asthma preparedness in schools.
In the first phase of the launch of Punjab State’s chapter of B E S T Clubs, about 25 schools became a part of the program, which had a one-day training and orientation program at LPU campus. Inaugurating the program, LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal shared: “We at LPU would like to join hands with Lung Care Foundation to support their vision and empower the ‘Youth Leaders’ to do awareness campaigns and lead the change-oriented initiatives. Through our wide student-network, which spans all states in India and many countries across the globe, we will promote projects specially designed to tackle this growing problem of air pollution and climate change.”
Noted Management & Career Guru, also the Founder Trustee of Lung Care Foundation, Rajiv Khurana informed: “When the situation all around is turning from bad to worse, no half-hearted attempts can create any meaningful impact. Only the best efforts from citizens done collectively can bring results. BEST Clubs is a way forward to bring about the best in people through the future leaders of society. As elders, we have failed our next generation. As students, we need to take charge and start reversing the dangers to our health through air pollution and dust. An ignited mind can ignite thousands of others. Each member of the BEST club is expected to put his best foot forward.”
President of JMA and Program Lead BEST Clubs (Punjab Chapter), Mr. Ahsanul Haq shared: “Student leaders present today will emerge as a strong force against the menace of increasing air pollution in the region. We are glad that LPU, JMA & JCI have joined hands with BEST initiative to bring change in air pollution & lung health scenario in Punjab. With many issues like smoking, crop burning, affluent lifestyle, plaguing the state of Punjab; such initiatives at present offer great relevance to the people and children (leading these initiatives) for sustained change in generations to come.” LPU DG (Operations) Mr. Subhashish Mazumdar remarked: “We do not realize how dust & smoke affect our health slowly every day. It is high time that we initiate a mass movement against the deteriorating air quality.” Director - Programs & Strategy at Lung Care Foundation, Matrushri Shetty expressed: “B E S T Clubs is a medium of engaging children, teachers, and parents in constructive dialogue on the sustenance of life and healthy living on our planet. Such activities will help children develop into productive human beings for the welfare of society.”
Highlighting, in order to tackle the issue of ‘Air Pollution’ caused due to the still rampant burning of crackers, the Lung Care Foundation has also announced a unique contest ‘Ye Diwali, Alag Nirali’. It is to encourage children from all across the country to come up with innovative ideas for celebrating this ‘Diwali’ without burning crackers, and thus reducing the severe pollution caused by crackers. Beginning from today, the First of October, the contest will last up to October 14. Contest link is available on www.lcf.org.in In fact, the main objectives of the BEST clubs are: Understanding air pollution, health impacts of sustained exposure to air pollutants, and ways to reduce damage; Training and setting guidelines for management of Asthma in schools to avoid fatality; and, to increase basic lung health awareness through information dissemination.
LPU’s Additional Director Aman Mittal receives ASMA Awards in Mumbai
Date: September 30, 2019
Additional Director at LPU, Mr. Aman Mittal has recently been honored with top-two ASMA (Adoption of Social Media in Academia) Awards in Mumbai. He was honored for being a top marketer in the education sector, and for bringing the largest number of international students to India for internationalization of higher education.
On this occasion, along with Chairman All India Council of Technical Education Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe; Co-Chairman ASSOCHAM National Council on Education; President Association of Indian Universities; Directors of IIMs; High Commissioners; Ambassadors; and, a recognizable number of Founders, Vice-Chancellors, Directors of India’s top social and academic Institutions were distinguished speakers. LPU’s Additional Director Mr. Aman Mittal was also a proud part of this galaxy of the intelligentsia.
Thanking Former High Commissioner of India to Canada & Former Ambassador of India to South Korea Mr. Vishnu Prakash, Mr. Mittal dedicated the awards to his passionate team. Also, being the panelist at the largest confluence of education stalwarts, he commented that “sharing knowledge with the senior academic fraternity at ASMA gathering is an ever-cherishing and remarkable experience”.
Highlighting, ASMA Awards 2019 witnessed 200+ thought leaders & delegates from Academia, EduTech, Govt & Corporate sectors; India’s top 30 Marketers in Education 2019; 20+ Illuminating Panels, Sessions & Workshops on ‘Cutting Edge’ topics; and, 70+distinguished speakers & panelists. All the workshops and panel discussions held by ASMA were interactive and informative with great response from the audience.
India’s Marketing Guru and Ex-IIM Professor Interacted with LPU MBA Students
Date: September 26, 2019
Division of Start-Ups at LPU organized a guest lecture by Prof. Abraham Koshy, a well-known and highly distinguished Professor of Marketing from Indian Institute of Marketing (IIM), Ahmedabad. Commonly referred to as the ‘Indian Marketing Guru’, Mr. Koshy delivered an address to all B-School students on the topic ‘Changing Marketing Landscape: What do You Need to Learn’.
His lecture was highly informative on various aspects of the Marketing field. He emphasized the need for marketers to recognize that customer behaviour and preferences are transient and prone to change. Hence, students should not only know their task as marketers but should also be aware of its importance. He also shared how consumers are shifting their preferences from owning a product to renting or subscribing to services, which gives them the flexibility to choose from a huge variety of services and use them as and when they want. He was specifically crucial of the ways using which different brands tried to engage with customers through digital and social media and advised them to not be inclusive in the media consumption of the consumer.
The illuminating lecture was attended by more than 1500 B-School students of Mittal School of Business, LPU. It aroused deep interest and inquisitiveness within the students and thus had active participation from them. Later in the day, Prof. Abraham Koshy interacted with all Marketing faculties at LPU and gave them tips about following modern pedagogical techniques and teaching through the engaging case-study method.
Naveen Luthra, Director, Division of Start-ups at LPU said: “LPU is very fortunate to have had the well-acclaimed academician, Prof Abraham Koshy interact with its students and faculty. It was a golden opportunity for them to learn from his three-decade-long experience of teaching at IIM, Ahmedabad and that of conducting several faculty development programs in India as well as abroad. We constantly look forward to conducting more and more events that enlighten students to perform well in academics.”
Amazon-Alexa declares LPU Student as India’s top ‘Student Influencer of the Year-2019’
Date: September 26, 2019
World’s top “Voice Developers”-Amazon-Alexa has unitedly declared LPU Student as India’s top ‘Student Influencer of the Year-2019’. In this regard, the VP of Alexa Artificial Intelligence & Head Natural Understanding at Alexa, USA, Mr. Prem Natrajan & CEO Policy Bazar (Group) Mr. Ashish Gupta honored LPU student. Presently, B.Tech ECE seventh semester student, Aditya Channe has won Trophy, Alexa Echo Show Device, Internship, and Service with Amazon-Alexa, in future. Aditya Channe excelled competing students from across India and particularly those from top institutions including IIT (Indore), Manipal, VIT, Delhi University and many more.
Alexa Student Influencer is a leader, who is ever zealous to learn new technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Voice Technologies; and, Aditya Channe at LPU is working passionately for upcoming revolutionary transformation in the realms of technologies. He is a ‘Quick learner and a Tech Enthusiast’. Believing firmly that ‘voice’ is the next big revolution, he is working hard to build a community of “Alexa Developers” to learn and join upcoming transformation together. His team of LPU students has also been declared as the “Best Community” in the country. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, congratulated Aditya and his team members for bringing glory to the university and themselves.
Aditya shares: “Coming hundreds of miles away from my native place Nagpur in Maharashtra to join LPU program has indeed led me to achieve this global level honor in such a young age. I have always gained encouragement from my teachers at LPU to pursue my passion, and the result is evident before all.” He added, “Alexa is a smart personal assistant used in millions of devices developed at Amazon. Being an Alexa student influencer (ASI) my role is to conduct Alexa skills’ workshop, Hackathons and spearhead Amazon's Alexa programs in the student community.”
Aditya further informs: “I have created many skills for Alexa, and my latest skill is based on Wikipedia API. This skill tells all the events occurred on a specific date and the list of famous personalities which born and died on that date. One can find my skill on the Alexa Skill Store by the name of ‘Tris Explorer’. In fact, in the future, we would even be able to control all our mundane works and operations at home or the office directly through voice with the help of Alexa Skills.”
About Alexa Student Influencers Program: It is a campus connect program that aims to form a network of like-minded students across India. Alexa Student Influencers (ASI) are young campus ambassadors and leaders passionate to learn new technologies in Artificial Intelligence and Voice Technologies, and enthusiastic about sharing their learning with fellow colleagues. Amazon Alexa Developer Community at LPU is a student community, which is an open group for people who are interested in developing voice-enabled experiences for Amazon Alexa. It plans regular meet-ups and promote learning from one another and growing together.
Ten-Member delegation from Australia’s La Trobe University visits LPU
Date: September 26, 2019
Ten-Member delegation of eminent professors and researchers from Australia’s La Trobe University reached the Lovely Professional University (LPU) campus for strengthening academic & research collaborations. Delegates deliberated upon deeper academic collaborations in their respective domains and for student mobility programs between the two universities. Welcoming the elite visitors, Head Division of International Affairs Mr. Aman Mittal made a presentation on internationalization plan at LPU. Important discussions were also held upon future collaboration in joint research projects with LPU scientists and researchers. On this occasion, Senior Executive Dean Dr. Dharam Buddhi informed delegates about various research activities, achievements, and research strategy adopted at LPU. Illustrative, LPU already has collaboration with La Trobe University in various academic parameters.
Massive Australian delegation included Prof Kok-Leong Ong, who held panel Discussion and faculty interaction; Dr. David Walker and Dr. Thomas John Mcnamara, both of whom had a group discussion with LPU MBA students; Associate Profs. Simon Egerton & Andriy Olenko talked about partnership between the two universities; Dr. Sandra Leggat informed about joint research and student mobility programs; Dr. Peter Barnard interacted with Ph.D. students & researchers; Senior Lecturer Dr. Vipul Patel guided LPU students about Civil Engineering prospects; and, Regional Director- South Asia and Africa (La Trobe International) Mr. Amit Malhotra, Mr. Saurabh co-ordinated for partnership discussions.
Visiting members represented Schools of Business; Psychology & Public Health; Molecular Sciences; Computer Sciences & Info Tech; Civil Engineering; Humanities & Social Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; and, Department of International Development program. An important panel discussion was held on “Future of jobs”, for which students always stay interested and curious to know what future jobs are going to demand from them. Highlighting, La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.2% of worldwide universities by Times Higher Education Rankings-2019.
The leader in analytics education, Prof Ong, who has to date attracted over $620,000 in research grants related to data analytics research, mesmerized LPU business students through his expertise. He has served in 50+ Program Committees of International Conferences related to analytics. His work on using analytics to improve the European Commission has also featured community well-being in Science for Environmental Policy. In fact, La Trobe University is investing in research leadership and research teams, building on existing strength areas including life sciences, water management, and policy, planning and communication.
Bollywood’s leading Sufi-Singer Master Saleem enthralls LPU Students
Date: September 16, 2019
Bollywood’s leading Sufi-Singer Master Saleem reached Lovely Professional University, today, where he enthralled thousands of LPU students at densely packed Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. This occasion was ‘Open Music Workshop’ organized by the Department of Performing Arts of LPU for all singing- loving students of the university. Master Artist Saleem sang more than twenty songs as per the chosen requests of the students and explained to them about the intricate beauties within the poetic lines and rhythms thereof. During these melodious pouring, blend of ‘Low, High, Medium, Fast and Slow’ pitches and voice modulations by the master-artist spelled swooning magic upon the students.
While interacting with LPU students, Master Saleem shared his personal life, days of utter struggle and advised them: “To get glitters in life, ‘Hard-Work’ is utmost important, even in singing. Your world-famous university is the best example before you. LPU Management has worked very hard, so it has enormous global strength and recognition today.” Master Saleem also cautioned students against drugs, intoxicants and inspired them to lead a passionate life in every field, be it reading, acting, singing or any other activity.
LPU organises International Conference on Functional Materials, Manufacturing, and Performances
Date: September 16, 2019
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Lovely Professional University organized two-day International Conference on Functional Materials, Manufacturing, and Performances (ICFMMP-2019) at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university. A large number of international and national participants from top universities of France, Australia, many Indian States, Union-Territories and from the related industry attended the conference to churn out possible beneficial solutions for lurking challenges in the global society. On this occasion, a CD was also released containing conference proceedings, and valuable “Research Abstracts” received from across the globe.
One of the keynote speakers, Prof. Rajashekhara Shabadi from University of Lille (France) shared his research about strong and deformable magnesium ‘nano-composite’, which ignites above 1000 °C. He shared that Magnesium (Mg) has recently been in an automobile, aerospace, defence, sports, electronics and biomedical sectors, as it has an advantage in light-weighting. Previously, applications of ‘Mg’ were restricted due to its perceived easy ignition, and inability to self-extinguish immediately. Replacement of the currently dominant aluminum, titanium alloys and steels will turn out to be a game-changer in this field. Research is continuously being done on developing suitable lightweight, high-performance magnesium alloys.
Also sharing about bio-implants, Prof Shabadi informed current medical technology requires the usage of biodegradable metals like ‘Magnesium’. Similarly, Prof Dr. Alokesh Pramanik from Curtin University (Australia) talked about exquisite bio-materials, composite materials, finite element analysis, manufacturing and machining processes. Scientist-F, Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (Chandigarh), Dr. Dinesh Pal Singh talked about many futuristic systems like green energetic materials, Nanotechnology-based armor systems, and photonics. Recalling how LPU Mechanical Engineering students helped him in setting up machines for his project with minimal charges, Managing Director Cheema Boiler (Ropar) Mr. H S Cheema appreciated LPU students’ innovative abilities. Director, NIT Hamirpur Prof. Vinod Yadava; Head NIT Kurukshetra Dr. Dinesh Khanduja; and, Mr. Ravikant Sharma from Uttrakhand also chaired different sessions of the conference.
Prior to this, inaugurating the conference, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal congratulated all mechanical engineering students and faculty members for organizing maiden international conference, and that too on a magnified scale. While talking about the amalgamation of different technologies in modern-day industrial achievements, he encouraged all mechanical engineers by mentioning about the “Chandrayaan” project that the tilts and twists of ‘Lander Vikram’ can be labeled to some other fault, and not any of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers are always excellent in their outcomes.” During the Valedictory session, Head School of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Gurpreet Singh Phull thanked all participants and co-ordinators for making the conference result oriented.
LPU’s Chinese Language Centre celebrated ‘Moon Festival’
Date: September 16, 2019
The Chinese Language Centre at Lovely Professional University (LPU) celebrated Mid-Autumn ‘Moon’ Festival at its campus with Chinese traditions. After New Year celebrations, this “Festival” of togetherness is the second largest festival celebrated in China. Chinese Ph.D. Students Ms. Yuna Li, Mr. Yang Zhao, and other Chinese language learners at LPU designed and celebrated the event. Celebrations held lanterns & lights; fun activities & games; music performances; and, art, craft & food demonstrations to upheld the culture and traditions of countries including China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and more. Moon cakes and other delicious food items were distributed among the students and fun games like oranges’ peeling and piling challenges, lifting of tiny objects with chop-sticks, Chinese calligraphy and more were also organized. Riddles were made on lanterns, so that students may enjoy solving them with each other.
Additional Director at Division of International Affairs Mr. Aman Mittal graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. Congratulating all on the Festival, Mr. Mittal also informed that LPU has Chinese Language Centre at the Campus, with an objective of teaching Chinese Language through Chinese faculty members with true accent and annotations. He also emphasized that keeping in view the vast trading activities through China and its impact upon the global scenario, learning of Chinese language and culture has also become essential to cope up with the new world. Mr. Mittal also hopes that such celebrations will certainly promote Chinese language and culture.
LPU Student to gain Computer Engineering Expertise in Canada
Date: September 11, 2019
LPU student, Shubham Tondon of B.Tech CSE Program has joined one of the top partner universities in Canada, Lethbridge University (UoL), under articulation program. He has completed the first two years of computer engineering program at LPU and will further complete his two years in Canada to get Canadian Degree in BSc Computer Engineering. He has already commenced his encouraging academic journey at UoL under articulation program. Like Shubham, hundreds of other LPU students have either completed or pursuing their study abroad programs with partner universities in the top countries including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Brazil, UAE, Australia, Russia. Shubham will now gain expertise in programming, digital systems, database management systems, data structures, and computer architecture to solve global problems.
LPU’s Additional Director at Division of International Affairs, Mr. Aman Mittal informs: “LPU has a lot of global opportunities’ programs for the rich advantage of its students. A student under this program experiences international study culture well under the framework of a different educational system abroad. Under this program, the students study a part of the program at a partner university in a different country and earn ‘academic credits’ of that university.” Mr. Mittal further specified that in this way a student saves almost 50% of the cost of study abroad program, as the student completes 2 years in India and has only to pay fees for the next two years to be spent with a partner university.
With ever-increasing 200+ partnerships with world-ranked universities, LPU has strong ‘Study Abroad Programmes’. Facilitating hundreds of students for learning abroad schemes, even on 100% fee waiver opportunities, it has been setting unbeatable records. In fact, LPU has signed MoUs with various universities and colleges of America, England, Canada, Germany, France, and more.
LPU joins Hands with Cognizant to Educate Faculty on Diversity and Inclusion
Date: September 9, 2019
Lovely Profession University, recently organised a diversity and inclusion orientation workshop for its faculty in collaboration with Cognizant, one of the world's leading professional services companies. The aim of the workshop was to discuss ways of building a culture of inclusiveness on academic campuses.
More than 50 faculty members deliberated on diversity, inclusion and disability rights, delving into the pedagogical, infrastructural and cultural changes required to overcome gender barriers and biases and foster greater diversity in places of learning. The workshop culminated in the formulation of LPU’s diversity and inclusion statement and a structured method for its implementation.
Sh. Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, LPU said, “Our vision is to be a premier academic institution recognized for our contribution to industry and society through excellence in teaching and learning. Championing diversity and inclusivity in our institution and doing our bit to create a culture of acceptance and affirmation across gender and other differences is a natural extension of that vision. This workshop marked an important step towards policies and practices aimed at making this vision a reality at LPU. In Cognizant, we have found a partner who is leading the discourse on diversity and inclusion by example.”
Smriti Ahuja, Vice President, Human Resources, Cognizant, who led the workshop, said, “On behalf of Cognizant, I congratulate Lovely Professional University for pioneering such a dialogue on a critical topic. As a firm believer in the creative and competitive merits of a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment in meeting the complex demands of a changing business environment, we think academic institutions have a key role to play in fostering greater awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusivity. This initiative is a significant step forward in turning the spotlight on diversity and inclusion in campuses. We look forward to engaging with many more progressive colleges across the country in order to help make diversity and inclusivity a way of life in campuses.”
Vice-President of South American Country to chair LPU’s 10th Convocation on Sept. 18
Date: September 9, 2019
Lovely Professional University is going to hold its 10th annual Convocation on September 18, 2019, at LPU Campus. His Excellency Vice-President of the Republic of Suriname-a South American Country- Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin will be the Chief Guest on this ceremonial day. Mr. Vice-President will not only deliver the convocation address but also award gold medals to meritorious students for their outstanding performances. LPU is to award degrees/diplomas to 7549 Regular students; 55 Part-time students; and, 11971 Distance education students of the 2018 and 2019 batches.
With Dutch as the official language, Presidential Republic Suriname has multi-diversity with 22% Hindu population. Maximum of the country being under forests, there is plenty of timber resources, precious metals including Gold. Famous for its water lilies and orchids, Suriname is a small country on the north-eastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is one of the top producers of Bauxite in the world, which is the primary source of revenue. Almost 80% of its landmass is untouched rainforest and protected bio-reserves, which has attracted countless tourists over the years.
With a rise in eco-tourism and diversification of exports, the potential for Suriname’s economy to improve is high. Its Vice-President H.E. Ashwin Adhin, possibly the youngest Vice-President of a country, is an educator by heart. Presently, he is Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Suriname. As an accomplished young individual of Indian origin, Mr. Adhin has excellent affinity for India and Indians. LPU students will indeed be fortunate in receiving convocation message from such a leader.
Convocation at LPU has always been illustrious as either head of a nation or a leader of national/international importance addresses it. This makes students receive rational & lucid thoughts just before stepping into a new phase of their life. Before this, many Presidents and Prime Ministers of different nations including Mauritius, Kingdom of Lesotho, Commonwealth of Dominica (North America), Afghanistan, India, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, have already delivered grand messages to lakhs of LPU students during various convocations.
Informing more, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal says: “On the convocation day, an exceptional glimpse of international integrity would be seen when students from 50+ countries will also receive degrees/certificates along with their Indian classmates, from all states of India.” LPU has also requested all students and their parents to keep on visiting LPU website ‘www.lpu.in’ for the latest updates and guidelines. LPU alumni and students are to reach the University Campus as per the schedule notified on the LPU website. In fact, LPU values the supportive role played by parents in bringing up children. Thus, parents are specially invited on such a memorable occasion for witnessing their wards being blessed by an elite global personality of youthful thoughts.
LPU honors its top 148 Researchers and Faculty Members with Awards worth 1.5 Crores
Observing annual academic awards distribution ceremony, Lovely Professional University (LPU) bestowed honors upon its top 148 researchers & faculty members. Categorized separately for their research, teaching, and co-curricular contributions, LPU teachers, were honored based on their unique performances and achievements thereupon. In this context, Rs One and a Half Crore Cash awards were given away to the recipients for illustrious distinctions.
Distributed awards included 86 Research Appreciation Awards; 29 Research Excellence Awards; 2 Research Impact Awards; 29 Teacher Appreciation Awards; and, 2 Teacher Excellence Awards in the name of Dr. CB Gupta Awards. Faculty members those have qualified for Research Excellence Awards are also sponsored for one week visit to one of the top 200 Universities of the world for furthering their research-works.
In fact, LPU has initiated several schemes to promote academic and research activities. The aim here is to provide predictable benefits based on achieving specific, measurable outcomes. Lovely Group Chairman Mr. Ramesh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, DG Er HR Singla, Executive Deans Dr. Sanjay Modi, Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, and Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati awarded the faculty members.
Anticipating impressive achievements from the teachers in the fields of research, development, and teaching, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said: “I expect LPU teachers to keep on working devotedly to be considered as the best minds all across the globe. Revealing their teaching excellences, they must make it certain that when students go out of the campus, they go with a bright career and not with a mere degree alone. So, all teachers should work on the principle of illustrious achievements, in true letter and spirit.” Mr. Mittal also congratulated all faculty members on the completion of 13 years of the University, during which all of them worked hard for adding new chapters of successes to their respective domains.
Two of the award winners, Dr. Reji Thomas (Professor of Physics) and Dr. Irfan Ahmad Pindoo (Electronics & Electrical Engineering) shared unanimously: “In addition to proud feeling, such awards and recognitions lay more responsibilities on us to be true to all the expectations from us. We assure that our all endeavors will be ever for the betterment of students for making LPU and India number one in the realms of education.”
LPU signs historic 11 MoUs with prominent Indonesian Institutions on a single day
Date: September 4, 2019
The day turned historic for LPU when it signed eleven MoUs at a stretch with different prominent institutions of Indonesia on a single day. These MoUs are for providing students with enriched study approaches in diverse fields including Hotel Management, Agriculture, Engineering, Pharmacy, Law and more. For MoUs, Head Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Sumatera Utara (Indonesia), Prof Dr. Dian Armanto had led 26-Member Indonesian delegation comprising Rectors, Heads, and Professors of different institutions to LPU Campus. LPU Executive Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi, Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati, Additional Director Mr. Aman Mittal received the high-profiled guests from Indonesia.
Presiding over the MoU signing ceremony, Mr. Aman Mittal shared: “It is indeed a proud moment as LPU truly becomes the global foster house for Internationalization, academic collaboration, and diverse research opportunities. With such massive collaboration at a stretch, LPU has set up another benchmark with its partner universities. I feel that with these MoUs the students and faculty members of both Indonesia and LPU in India will not only strengthen their academics & researches but also imbibe diversely rich cultural heritage and uniqueness of one another.”
Expressing all praise for mesmerising study environment at LPU and thanking its officials for wonderful hospitality meted out to each and every delegation-member, Head, MoHE Sumatera, Prof Dr. Dian Armanto shared: “In Indonesia, we all are going to pursue the things signed here in letters and spirit by working together and mutual understanding. We anticipate the holistic development of students and faculty members of both sides with such a historic collaboration.”
MoU signing Indonesian universities and institutions are Akademi Maritim; Universitas DarmaAgung; Universitas Pembangunan Panca Budi (UNPAB); Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara; Universitas Simalungun; Institut Teknologidan Bisnis; STIE Sibolga; Universitas Sisingamangaraja XII Tapanuli Utara; STIKes Helvetia; UniversitasAsahan; and, Universitas Medan Area. These universities have collaborated with LPU to enhance the bilateral ties through programs of Joint Research; Faculty and Student Exchange; Faculty Development; Curriculum Development; Automation and more.
World-Renowned National Poets enthralls LPU Students
Date:September 4, 2019
Internationally famed four national poets reached LPU Campus, where they enthralled thousands of LPU students at densely packed Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium. While entertaining students, the poets also awakened them to live heroic, devoted, disciplined, patriotic, family-oriented, connected and socially useful life. The occasion was poetic performances for unique program'Kavya Dhara - Ek Sham Shayri, Kavita aur Thahakon Ke Naam'. Visiting poets were Dr. Nawaz Deobandi from Saharanpur (UP), Dr. Jagbeer Rathee from Jind Haryana, Prof. (Dr.) Shyam Vashishtha from Bhiwani and Dr. Padmini Sharma from NCR Gurugram. LPU students gained encouragement, erudition, and inspiration amid non-stop poetic entertainment through all four of them.
Appreciating the study environs at LPU all of the poets’ noun-marked it as “Taj Mahal” of education in both deeds and built up. Seeing multi-culture at the campus, they admitted poetically that fragrance of the whole of the nation blows here. They also held unanimously that the future of poems and recitations is very secure and sound at LPU which stands vivacious with the national and international young generation. Poets advised students to ever hold aloft the flag of their alma-mater by upholding true teacher-taught relations. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal honored the elite poets and poetess.
Opening the poetic outpourings, Dr. Padmini reflected various shades, sides, and roles of women and their emotions through her profound and sensitive poetry. As an image of Indian culture, the thoughtful poetess touched the hearts of all when she orated out a modern woman as victorious on all fronts. In Hindi language, she asserted: “Choori, bindi or Mahavar hee mera shringar nahin; Naam Padmini hae mera per Johar Mera Kaam Nahin”. She was pointing out towards all active, educated, literate, and non-conservative modern women. She also received lots of affection from the audience for her melodious poems “main bharat ki naari hu” and “mora saanvariya na samjhe mera dard”.
Similarly, presenting expressive, meaningful and significant poetry in rhythms and rhymes; Dr. Raathi inspired students with poetry on Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Mother Tongue, Elder ones in the family and about duties of the younger generation. His couplet “Sir cut Jaaye per desh se dagga kaammaaeye naa…. Maa-Baap kaa Sir Jhukaaeye Naa” was applauded much. Prof. (Dr.) Shyam told students that the works of poets are very difficult. His couplet, in this regard, “Apne Jakhmon ke dard kee parvaah kiye biger, Kalejaa Chahiye auron ko hasaane ke liye” was liked and well-received by all. Inspiration for new generation, Dr. Deobandi conveyed specified ideas through romantic poetry. Being much imaginative and suggestive, he inspired students to take education at the campus as worship; be its true worshippers; and, to go out of the campus as the best human beings. His lines “Hum Padhe Likhon ko to Insaan Hona Chahiye” and “Aaoo sbhi Id Deewali Mil Ker Manaayen” were appreciated with thundering claps.
LPU Students takes part in PM Modi’s ‘Fit India Movement’ Program
Date: August 30, 2019
Departments of Sports and Physical Education at Lovely Professional University (LPU) joined hands to become an exclusive part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationwide ‘Fit India Movement’ launching program. The occasion was National Sports Day celebration at LPU campus to pay tribute to Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birthday anniversary on August 29. Hundreds of sports students participated in various fitness-oriented activities to encourage all at LPU to accord priority to sports and fitness in their lifestyle.
PM Modi launched a nation-wide Fit India Movement in New Delhi, where he administered a fitness pledge to the people of the country in a live stream event. PM Modi was also connected live with LPU students along with others throughout the country. PM Modi has advised all that the relationship between success and fitness is interlinked, and the common characteristics of all successful people of the world are their focus on fitness.
MP Ed II year student Akash led different activities held at LPU campus, including Cross-Country (Men-Women); Slogan writing & poster presentation on sports ethics; Wushu Show; and many more. He shared that I learned from PM Modi’s Mantra: “If anyone has to bring efficiency in the profession, then mental and physical fitness is important. Whether it is Boardroom or Bollywood, whoever is fit touches the sky."
Dean, Division of Student Welfare at LPU, Dr. Sorabh Lakanpal shared important events of Major Dhyan Chand’s life with students. He informed that the legendary hockey player used to practice in the moonlight so he got ‘Chand’ added to his name; they considered his hockey stick to be a magnet for ball. When he could not score many goals, he made goal post to be measured, and he was found correct; he was offered the rank of Colonel & Citizenship of Germany by famous ruler Hitler, himself, which he refused. Dr. Lakhanpal suggested that these incidents inspire hard working, smartly active; confidently commanding; and, to be honest, and sincere towards the motherland.
LPU signs MoU with Bruker India for Research Cooperation in Nanotechnology and Material Science
Date: August 30, 2019
Lovely Professional University (LPU), India’s largest private University, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bruker India Scientific Pvt Ltd. Bruker India is a subsidiary of Bruker Corporation, USA, which is a global leader in advanced instrumentation for science and industry. The partnership is aimed to collaborate on research, training, and new application development in the field of pharmacy, agriculture, environment, food technology, material science, and nanotechnology.
As part of the MoU, LPU will set up a multi-research facility to be known as ‘Bruker-LPU Centre of Excellence’ for “Microstructural Studies” at its campus in Phagwara City. This facility will be available to all the researchers and scientists across India working in the field of material science and nanotechnology. ‘Bruker’ will provide the latest scientific instruments, high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions to LPU, ahead of their commercial release. The company will also offer research/travel grant to deserving students for performing research in various fields.
‘Bruker’ also has an online community platform for researchers across universities to network with each other. Student researchers from LPU will get access to this network, which will enable them to network with their peers/seniors at universities and institutions across India. Regional Director at Bruker India Mr. Arin Kumar Chakraborti and Registrar at LPU Dr. Monica Gulati signed the MoU in the presence of Head DRD at LPU Prof Dr. G. Geetha, Prof Dr. Sai Murali, and Regional Sales Manager AK Choudhary at Bruke India.
Additional Dean and Head, Division of Research & Development at LPU, Prof Dr. G. Geetha says: “This MoU with Bruker will accelerate a wide range of research and outreach activities at LPU. It will enable our students, researchers, and faculty members to conduct deeper research in the field of agriculture, pharmacy, nanotechnology, material science, and environment. Moreover, Bruker’s online community platform will enable our students to network with senior researchers at institutions like IITs, IISC, and CSIR. It will not only accelerate students’ learning but also help them in their various research endeavors in the future as well.”
LPU signs MoU with World’s leading Accor Hotel Group’s Brands
Date: August 27, 2019
World’s leading and France headquartered Accor Hotel Group’s brands ‘Pullman and Novotel’ have signed an MoU with Lovely Professional University (LPU), recently. The signing ceremony took place at the university board room amid the presence of LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal and Director for Talent and Culture at Accor Brand Sofitel Mumbai Mr. Salil Desai. This prestigious collaboration involves priority to LPU’s Hotel Management students for internships, preferential job-opportunities at hotels affiliated with all Accor’ brands. L&D Manager Smriti Lamba and T & C Manager Mr. Ranjith Halan represented brand ‘Pullman and Novotel’, Aerocity-New Delhi.
Appreciating study-environ and infrastructure at LPU, Director Desai remarked: “Entire Accor team is committed to LPU in terms of placements of its students in luxury hotels. Supporting such an institution really means a lot to us. Our focus is on an “enabling attitude”. We want to enable LPU students to capitalize on the global power of the Accor group in the best way possible to take their hospitality careers beyond borders.” Informing about Indian hotel industry better than in abroad, Mr. Desai shared: “Hospitality profession is a serious profession, so students need to have keen passion in this industry. The warmth within to serve others committedly certainly provides bright career in this industry.”
LPU Chancellor Mr. Mittal holds: “With this collaboration, LPU has opened new doors to students for careers in the luxury and high-class brands of Accor Group, which is a world-wide hotel operator. Also gaining its expertise, Hotel Management Programme at LPU is now going to be more robust than ever.” The collaborative cooperation between LPU and Accor brand also entails the design and delivery of personalized executive training programs for middle and senior management at Accor brand by Hotel Management faculty at LPU.
Eight Senior Officials from Accor’s different brands including Fairmont Jaipur, Novotel Hyderabad, Ibis Hotels North India and more witnessed the MoU signing ceremony. While talking about Accor as a ‘brand’, L&D Manager Accor Hotels Academies India, Ms. Shrishti Mishra informed that presently ‘Accor’ serves with 4,840 hotels, 38 brands in 100 countries around the world and provides 35,800 job offers. Associate Director T & C and L&D Manager at Fairmont Jaipur Ms. Juhi Patrick and Ms. Neha Mishra; Director T&C Novotel (Hyderabad), Mr. BMS Dutta; and L&D Manager Ibis Hotels Ms. Khusbu Sneha were also present on the occasion.
LPU becomes first Institution in Punjab to onset Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra at the Campus
Date: August 12, 2019
Jalandhar: Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (FAMS) at Lovely Professional University (LPU) has opened Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) at the Campus. The Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI), Under Department of Pharmaceuticals Government of India, has selected LPU for this humanitarian cause. Being a township University, the Kendra will bring down the healthcare budget of thousands of people at the campus by providing "Quality generic Medicines at Affordable Prices." LFAMS at LPU endeavored the whole process for the overall benefit of students, members of staff, and thousands of others who keep on visiting the campus. Senior Business Development Manager at BPPI Arafat Ali and District Drug Inspector Anupama Kalia, both Pharma Studies alumni of LPU, inaugurated the ‘Kendra’ and its selling counter at the campus.
Noteworthy, BPPI is the only implementing agency for opening Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras across India, and it does not have any subsidiary. Hon'ble Minister (Chemicals & Fertilizers), Govt. of India, D.V Sadananda Gowda holds that with a vision to make quality medicines available at affordable prices for all, mainly the poor and disadvantaged, through exclusive ‘PMBJP(Pariyojna)’ outlets, this endeavor is to reduce expenses in healthcare.
Upholding the slogan ‘ live a better life with less medical expenses’; LPU Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati informed that with this humane establishment, LPU has ushered as the first institution in Punjab state to onset Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra at its campus. She further elaborated that the mission here is to create awareness regarding generic medicines; that high price of medicines need not be synonymous with high quality; and, more.
Illustrative, LPU has on-campus Uni-Hospital, which is operational 24x7 with facilities to manage all sorts of medical emergencies. It has 20+ Emergency Helplines; 20+ Doctors and Nursing Staff-members; 24hrs Ambulance Service; and, 25+ Specialized Hospitals Tie-ups. It also has a Physiotherapy clinic, which is open to all students and staff members for consultation and rehabilitation. Also, LPU keeps on organizing in-campus and out campus medical camps at regular intervals to spread health awareness.
BPPI endeavors to make available at PMBJ Kendras commonly used generic drugs covering all the therapeutic groups. In the coming years, PMBJP scheme shall provide the complete spectrum of Health care products and services. Under this, product basket is to contain 800 Drugs, 154 Surgical items, and even to include stents and replacements.
Historical ‘Women 3X3 Pro Basketball League Matches’ enthralls all at LPU Campus
Date: August 5, 2019
Jalandhar: First-Ever Women 3X3 Pro Basketball Indian Sub-Continent League Matches were played at Lovely Professional University (LPU) campus. Six teams of women constituted with top basketball players from across the country exhibited the best of basketball skills which enthralled all spectators at LPU sports arena. By winning the final match out of 9 matches, the women team of Pune Panthers declared the Champions by defeating rival ‘Coimbatore’ team with scores of 20-10.
For this competition; six teams from across India, Kochi Stars, Coimbatore Spunkies, Delhi Divas, Jaipur Regals, Ludhiana Queens, and Pune Panthers competed in 9 matches played at Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis in LPU. Experience played a very important role in Ludhiana Queens’ victory over Jaipur Regals by 12-09; Sushantika Chakravortty guided well her team ‘Delhi Divas’ to a close win over Coimbatore Spunkies by 17-16; Pune Panthers just gave a ruling performance over Jaipur Regal winning it massively with a difference of 21-03; whereas, Coimbatore Spunkies defeated Kochi Stars by 17-15. In another match, Ludhiana Queens’ awesome run made Coimbatore Spunkies see defeat by respective scores of 18-10.
Now an Olympic & Commonwealth Games sport 3x3 Pro Basketball League is going to debut at 2020 Tokyo Olympics & 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games as well. India is expected to win medals in these two top competitions of the world. During the first round of 3x3BL Season2, in all 18 men-women teams from all across India competed for three days at LPU Campus.
Prior to this, on the first day of the 9 matches among basketball-men for ‘Conference A’, Chandigarh Challengers team was declared a final winner by defeating Chennai Icon Team. The day two matches for ‘Conference B’ saw tough competition, best of basketball skills and agility of playing among the players of Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
LPU celebrates International CPR Day
Jalandhar: International CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) Day was celebrated at Lovely Professional University (LPU) today. The biggest organization of doctors in the country-IMA (Indian Medical Association), Punjab Unit, organized the event in collaboration with the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) and IMA AKN Sinha Institute. Near hundred senior doctors and medical professionals from across the country participated in the celebration and conducted training processes in this regard for the general benefit of the society. Thousands of LPU students and staff members got trained to act responsibly during initial moments in saving the life of a cardiac-arrest affected person.
IMA’s National President & renowned parliamentarian from West Bengal Dr. Santanu Sen awakened all to channelize the life-supporting event in saving thousands and thousands of lives. Dr. Sen also appreciated the learning environ at LPU and congratulated the Punjab Unit of IMA in organizing the training conduction at LPU. Inaugurating the celebration, Dr. Santanu made all in the audience to take a pledge in getting trained and train others afterward to help in saving the life of cardiac-arrest affected persons in immediate need. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal presided over the celebration. On this occasion, the event-related booklet was also released.
Senior doctors shared in common that many who get a cardiac arrest die before reaching the hospital as people are unaware of simple emergency procedures such as “Compression”- a proper and due pressing on the chest above the heart. They shared that such techniques increase the chance of an affected person’s survival 2-3 times. Also present on this occasion were Director AKN Sinha Institute Dr. PS Bakshi; Chairman Indian Resuscitation Council Dr. SSC Chakra Rao; Organizing Chairman Dr. SPS Sooch; President-Elect IMA Punjab Dr. Navjot Dahiya; Punjab Secretary Dr. Avnish Bhagat; Dr. Sahajnand Singh; Dr. Sunil Katyal; and, many more.
After interactive sessions, the training was initiated by doctors’ body by conducting an elaborated workshop on lifesaving skills. The medical practitioners gave hands-on training about “compression” only immediate life support procedure using 20 mannequins. Through this LPU students, particularly newly admitted students, got required training in the basic emergency life-saving technique.
LPU signs MoU with CSIR-AMPRI: Students to convert ‘Waste into Wealth’
signs the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions
Date: August 2, 2019
Jalandhar: CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), AMPRI (Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute), Bhopal, and Lovely Professional University (LPU) signed an MoU for bringing ample entrepreneurial opportunities to LPU students. Using AMPRI technologies, students will be educated on how to make wealth from the waste. The MoU is to undertake joint ‘Research and Academics’ pursuits in various areas related to nation-building. It is a boon to students as it will even ensure generation of exportable products from alternative materials.
CSRI-AMPRI is one of the best institutes known for its cutting-edge R&D knowledge base in diverse ‘Science and Technology’ areas. It is a multi-disciplinary institute engaged in the important areas of light-weight, radiation shielding, smart and functional materials, hybrid composites, water resource management and more. The MoU will promote LPU scientists, Ph.D. scholars and devoted students of different streams to work closely with the institute and enhance their industrial entrepreneurship skills.
Addressing the students and staff members Dr. Srivastava shared that the idea for this collaboration was already clicked during the 106th Indian Science Congress held at LPU campus six months back. Apprising about the latest research and development endeavors at CSIR, he informed that at present works are also going on for “hybrid composites from fibers and waste particulates”. In order to save the trees and environment; he suggested the usage of waste materials with properties, much better than ‘teak-wood’, bamboo wood and more. He informed that newly researched products have long-standing, great thermal resistance and are also produced without any useless by-products.
Principal Scientist Dr. Asokan informed that hybrid composites are future generation’s stronger and sustainable green materials with a lot of recycling opportunities. Alerting all that agro-industrial waste per year is one billion tonnes, he asked all to lay importance on alternative materials in place of timber, cement, bricks, concrete, steel, coating materials and more by avoiding deforestation and exploiting natural resources. Informing about more than 50 types of solid and liquid wastes, he advised to work for ‘clean India’, become an innovative entrepreneur, earn and create jobs for many other people also.
Dr. Asokan also talked about ‘Sisal Plant Fibres’ which has great potential for employment and income generation. In fact, Sisal (Agave sisalana) is a hard fiber extracted from the leaves of sisal plants. Sisal is an environmentally friendly fiber as it is biodegradable, and almost no pesticides or fertilizers are used in its cultivation.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal holds that MoU will enable students to get benefits from the expertise and guidance of eminent scientists of AMPRI. On these lines, students are to gain entrepreneurial skills, production techniques for alternative materials, and their bright career ahead. Chancellor Mr. Mittal also advised the agriculture department of the university to grow Sisal plants in the area under its control.
Punjab Sports Minister inaugurates 3X3 Pro Basketball League at LPU Campus
Date: August 2, 2019
Jalandhar: Sports and Youth Affairs Minister (Punjab) Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi declared the second season of 3BL (3X3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-Continent) Matches open, today, at Lovely Professional University Campus. Matches will feature 18 teams including both men and women at the sports arena in Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis at LPU. This Basketball League is now an Olympic & Commonwealth Games sport and is slated to make its debut at 2020 Tokyo Olympics & 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Commencing from today the league matches will continue up to August 4, 2019, at LPU in the first instance. 3BL Commissioner Rohit Bakshi announced that carrying along with the slogan “Let’s Get Gold”, the ultimate goal is for India to bring back a [3x3] medal in the Olympics 2020.
Ex-Minister Punjab S Joginder Sigh Maan, SDM Jai Inder Singh, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Deepika Deswal, SP Mandeep Singh, Mr. Yoshiya also graced the inaugural ceremony. During all the 3 days, various renowned international players and celebrities will visit the sports arena and all matches will be telecast live.
Six teams, which competed today were Delhi Hoopers (Last Season’s Champions); Goa Snipers; Chandigarh Challengers; Aizawal Legends; Chennai Icon; and, Bangalore Machas. Illustrative, the second season of India’s only FIBA-recognised league (3BL) starting from today at LPU is to be held up to September 29, 2019, across five cities in India. In a pioneering move, 3BL is also introducing a women’s 3x3 basketball league, which will be conducted simultaneously alongside the men’s league.
LPU organises a session on Reverse Pharmacology
Date: July 26, 2019
GITAM School of Pharmacy and School of Sciences jointly organized a guest lecturer at the institute premises on July 26, 2019. The guest speaker was Dr. R.K. Goel, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Punjabi University, Patiala. The topic of lecture was “Reverse Pharmacology”.
In the lecture, Dr. R.K. Goel elaborated on the emerging concept of reverse pharmacology and its importance in the current clinical research studies. He explained the concept of integrating documented experimental hits, into leads by trans-disciplinary exploratory studies and further developing these into drug candidates by experimental and clinical research. Clinical trials are carried out first on the basis of the evidence that the medicine has been used earlier. Then the drug is characterized, targets identified, drug formulated and the drug comes in the market. The students asked various queries related to the topic to the guest speaker.
Earlier, Dr. G. Shiv Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy, in his welcome address, introduced the guest speaker. Dr. P.V. Nagendra Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Sciences and NSS coordinator of the university proposed the vote of thanks.
Birmingham City University, UK holds Faculty Development Programme at LPU
Date: July 24, 2019
Jalandhar: A two-day workshop was organised by the Two senior faculty-members from England’s Birmingham City University recently. The topic of the event was on how to be ‘Associate Fellow’ with England’s Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK). The guests reached Lovely Professional University, where they conducted a ‘Faculty Development Programme’ as well.
The prestigious workshop allowed experienced LPU faculty members to fuse their personal development and emphasize on their professional practice within higher education. For this, Dr. Mark Paul Hetherington and Dr. Vivek Padmanaabhan Indramohan from the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at BCU (UK) delivered important inputs for their LPU colleagues. Both of them guided LPU faculty members on how to be ‘Fellow’ in England’s Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK).
In addition, the workshop supported improvements in the quality of students’ educational experiences also. This effort provided an interdisciplinary learning forum to share innovation and good practice in higher education for both learning and teaching. On successful completion of the workshop and associated formative coursework, the participants received their ‘Associate Fellowship’ status within the Higher Education Academy. Successful participants are now entitled to pursue and excel in their professional development by working towards their ‘Fellowship’ status.
In fact, in the UK, the Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA) is the professional association for staff and educational developers. Being accredited by SEDA, such faculty development workshops are highly valued by the growing number of international institutions. Such programs are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HAE, UK) for conferring the status of Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow on the learners.
Endeavored by LPU Divisions of International Affairs and Human Resource Development Centre, the workshop had six-sessions, where elite resource persons shed light on Learning and Teaching philosophy; Techniques for Active Learning in Big and Small Groups; Classroom Behaviour Management; Curriculum-Aims, outcomes and objectives; and, more.
History Created: LPU Students won the NASA Award in the USA
A team of students, ‘Visionauts’, from Lovely Professional University have won the prestigious “STEM Engagement Award” in the 2019 NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge. The event was held at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This marks the third consecutive occasion of a team from LPU getting selected to participate in the prestigious competition. Interestingly, the team also got an opportunity to interact with Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut, and two-time spaceflight veteran, who attended the second day of the event.
The team comprised of seven LPU students from B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), namely Karan Singh, Hemant Sharma, Rohit Manik Patil, Harsimran Kaur, Tejinder Kaur, Ekampreet Singh, and Gursewak Singh.
Karan Singh shared: “We are thrilled to win the STEM Engagement Award from NASA. The competition is extremely challenging and offered us a chance to test ourselves against the best in the world. To have won an award in a competition of this stature is a moment of great pride for all of us. We are thankful for the exceptional support offered to us by our faculty and the university, who stood by us throughout the competition.”
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal holds: “It is great to see our students placing a firm faith in their capabilities to be world beaters and demonstrating it on a global stage. This will inspire many more students at LPU to think global and win more such laurels.”
The 25th NASA Rover Challenge saw participation from over 100 teams from across the globe, including the US, Germany, India, Mexico, Morocco, and Peru. The competition challenges high school and college teams to design, build and test human-powered roving vehicles inspired by the Apollo lunar missions and future exploration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. It continues the agency’s effort to use the appeal and intrigue of its space missions and programs as catalysts for engaging students in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
LPU Alumnus featured in Fortune India ‘40 Under 40’ List of India’s Brightest Entrepreneurs
Jalandhar, 15 July 2019: Fortune India, world’s top business magazine featured Lovely Professional University’s alumnus Rahul Tyagi in its ‘40 under 40’ edition of 2019 for the remarkable achievements of his company, ‘Lucideus Tech Pvt Ltd’. Along with the co-founders of Lucideus namely Saket Modi and Vidit Baxi, Rahul Tyagi was recognized by the magazine as one of India’s brightest young business minds below the age of 40 years.
Founded in 2012, Lucideus has delivered impactful performances under Tyagi’s leadership. Not only has Cisco’s Chairman emeritus John Chambers invested in the company, but he has also become a sounding board for its plans and strategies. Today, Lucideus is present across 14 countries and is growing 300% year-on-year, and its US revenue is set to cross its India revenues this fiscal year. Its clients include marquee banks such as HDFC Bank, brands such as KFC and TATA Sky, and conglomerates such as SoftBank.
A post-graduate with Masters in Computer Applications from LPU, Rahul Tyagi is currently the Vice-President of Lucideus. Tyagi has conducted more than a hundred training sessions globally in the past 5 years. He is also a published author of 2 consecutive editions of the book ‘Hacking Crux’, both of which are based on information security. Other than that, he has been covered extensively by global media and is one of the most followed Indian Information Security Expert on various social media platforms. Tyagi has also helped companies like Intel, Sony, HP, Discovery Networks, TED, etc to find critical vulnerabilities on their websites.
LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal shared: “We are extremely proud of our young minds like Rahul Tyagi who has been listed among the top 40 business minds in the country by Fortune India at such a young age. We are certain that our students will continue to achieve such milestones. LPU wishes them best of luck for their future.”
LPU Student Conferred with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award by Government of Punjab
Date:July 15, 2019
Jalandhar, 15 July 2019: Prominent shooting star Gurpreet Singh, who is pursuing BA program at Lovely Professional University, has been honored with the prestigious Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award by Government of Punjab on 9th July 2019. The award, which included Rs 2 lakh cash, Trophy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in armor atop a steed, Blazer and a Scroll, was conferred on 93 sports-persons of Punjab by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh.
A total of 81 players excelling in the sporting arena from 2011-2018 were selected for the award besides 12 other veteran players who had already been felicitated by the Union Government. In a major shift in the Sports Policy by Govt. of Punjab, it has been decided that the player from Punjab honored with Padma Awards or Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award or Arjuna Award would automatically get selected for Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award.
This is pertinent to mention that Gurpreet Singh, an Olympian, was earlier honored with Arjuna Award in the year 2016 for his exemplary performance in Shooting. In his latest achievements, Gurpreet Singh has bagged a gold medal in 25m Standard pistol event and Rapid Fire pistol team event, Silver in 25m Centre Fire team event and Bronze medal in 25m Centre Fire individual event during 19th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship 2019 held at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad.
Illustratively, many of the international and national level players in the fields of Shooting, Rowing, Hockey, Judo, Basketball, and Para-cycling are fulfilling their higher education aspirations by continuing their studies in LPU.
LPU Professor develops Eco-Friendly Paint and Primer using Litchi Extracts
Date:July 8, 2019
Dwarika Prasade, a professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Science, Lovely Professional University has addressed the grave issue of increasing cancer risks associated with synthetic paints by developing a 100 percent natural and eco-friendly paint and primer using mere litchi peel and seeds. Hailing from Dehradun, a substantial litchi producer, Prasade was intrigued by the enormous litchi waste and seeds strewn everywhere especially in Uttarakhand. He, thus, came up with this unique alternative that is absolutely harmless to the people and the environment.
The process of developing green paint begins with drying the peel and seeds of Litchi chinensis under the sun. The extracts are then powdered and finally processed to obtain inexpensive and sustainable paint. The production of this paint is easy as Litchi is one of the most commonly consumed fruits in every Indian household, making its waste available in abundance. Adding to its demand is the fact that it is predicted to have a 15 to 20 percent cheaper MRP than the currently available chemical-based paints.
Dwarika Prasade shared: “In today’s time, all the paints are synthetic which contain VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and lead and can cause serious illnesses like asthma, mesothelioma, cancer and various skin diseases. Also, they are very harmful to the Environment. Not just these, but Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), Lead, etc. present in the synthetic paints affect air quality and increases the formation of smog and the by-products and waste of the synthetic chemical industry are detrimental to our surroundings, leaving an immense carbon footprint. We are currently focusing on the patent and once we receive it, the green paints proposal will be shared with the authorities for usage in commercial purposes.”