13th June 2018, Jalandhar: LPU has been honored with ‘National Education Excellence Award 2018’ for being declared as “India’s Best University in Open, Distance and Online Learning”. For this honor, the award ceremony was organized by prestigious 'Career Connect’ at New Delhi. The coveted honor was bestowed by the editor, Ms. Smiti Suri. On the behalf of LPU, the said award was received by LPU Deputy Director Manish Kumar. In fact, the event was held to acknowledge and felicitate excellence in the education sector.
Congratulating all at the helm of affairs of LPU Distance Education, for being awarded nationally, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal informed:"The Distance Education mode at LPU is a flexible and dependable system taking higher education to the very doorstep of each section of the society. It is all through the help of student-centric and affordable learning approach." He added: “In fact, LPU distance education programs are very popular among students as we are providing these students all facilities in consonance with the regular students at LPU. They are proving their excellence not only in academics, research, placements, entrepreneurship, extra-curricular activities but other international fields including sports also. Proving their mettle, LPU distance education students are winning many medals at national and international events. It is being anticipated that such brilliant students will glorify India, their alma-mater and themselves by further winning many other national and international accolades and awards, even Olympic Medal.”
LPU distance education programs are considered number 1 in the entire northern region. This is based on the research and assessment done on various parameters including accreditation, image, study material, placements, and responsiveness. Presently, LPU has been offering various distance education programs at Masters, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diploma, and Diploma levels in the disciplines of Management, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Commerce, Arts, Library and Information Sciences. For this, LPU adopts modern and technology-driven blended system of delivery.