Enchanting Performances by Famous Rappers Enthralled students at Rap Concert of Lovely Professional University

Jalandhar:  In order to make students feel free from stress of coming Examinations, the Division of Student Affairs of Lovely Professional University  organised a Rap Concert, which enthralled all the students. The concert witnessed captivating Raps, Hip Hops, Rhythms, Songs, Dances and varied special Performances by famous  ‘Desi Beam’, ‘Beat Boxing’,  ‘2 Shades’, ‘Crew 172’ and Students themselves. The big-name rappers made the ‘Students- Only Show’ as one of the biggest event of the session 2012, at center stage of the University. This concert has certainly put LPU on the map for notable concerts of the year. In fact, the concert proved itself as war of Rap.

While wishing the students good luck for the best of results in the coming examinations, the Pro Chancellor of the University, Ms. Rashmi Mittal cheered up the students: “The present concert is only to make you more relaxed and relieved towards the best preparations and performances for coming examinations. It is highly expected that you prove your professional learning by scoring for great CGPAs to make your teachers and parents feel proud of you.” On asking the positive nods from the students, in this context, the multitude of them assured of their best outputs under unanimous sound of ‘yes’.

On the other hand, during the concert, Desi Beam came out with their most popular "Main haan Desi", “Naa Dassja" and with more to bring the life to the real hip hop through their six singers. Beat-boxing revealed musical sounds using mouth, lips, tongue, vocal imitation of Turntablism, the simulation of horns, strings, and other musical instruments, connected with hip-hop culture. The song by ‘2 Shades’ spawned dozens of remixes, parodies and remakes. Crew 172 also presented marvels.

The craze for the concert was very much among the students that they tried to have good seats in the front rows. Wisdom Omarin Emmanuel, a BCA (Hons) student at the University from Nigeria, Gagandeep, Tavleen and some others also presented their scintillating presentations on this eve.  Towards this organization, Jatin who had compeered for the melodious DJ numbers said: “This concert has really provided a motivating start up for the examinations. Now, we will indeed become much devoted to our studies, after this much of entertainment.”

Lovely Professional University Organised Commencement Ceremony for near 5700 Outgoing Students

 *Chancellor Mr Mittal wished the students to do the best in their professional commencement of life

*Students and Teachers had great informal & interactive meetings to rejuvenate memories for future

*Outgoing students walked in style on the ramp, enjoyed fun games & Rhythmic performances 

Jalandhar: Commencement Ceremony is well observed in the top Universities of the United States to guide the graduating students for the best future ahead. Adopting this very student channelizing culture, Lovely Professional University, too, organised Commencement Ceremony, today, for 5700 passing out students, in this year-2012.  The "Ceremony" was to bid blissful Farewell and accord best wishes for a successful career; to let the students share fruitful outcomes of the sessions lived at LPU and to see these sweet memories persist forever. During the four-hour ceremony, the outgoing students pulsed well that their alma mater will always be with them in their future planning as well. On this passionate scene, Students and Teachers had great informal & interactive meetings to rejuvenate memories for future. Outgoing students also walked in style on the ramp, enjoyed fun games & Rhythmic performances specially arranged for them. Prominently present on the occasion were the Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Director General Er HR Singla, Deans and Heads of the departments. 

During the inaugural address, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal motivated the outgoing students to prove their worth to make LPU feel ever proud of them: "We are taking you from now onwards as our esteemed alumni and the best brand ambassadors to lead the next generation of Great Scientists, Explorers, Innovators, Business Moguls, Great Industrialists and Entrepreneurs world over." Adding, he said: " On our part, we promise to keep on adding new resources every year to your University to make it grow tremendously with new projects and dimensions for next batches of students. Vis-à-vis, we too expect brilliance and success ahead from you all to ever keep on bringing great name and fame, not only to yourself but to your parents and, above all, to your alma-mater, by facing challenges in life robustly." 

In fact, the ceremony remained consisted of three main activities: Photographic Session of passing out students with Dignitaries and Faculty members to cherish memories for generations; Get-together & Interaction Sessions at each Discipline Level for thanks giving & best wishes; and, High tea, Music, Fashion Parade and Fun for recreation amid anteed promises. The Junior-students had also contributed a lot to memorable send-off through their rocking band performances, singing and dances, at the Sunken Stage of the Campus. The stylish walks by the professional students on the ramp for fashion parade, arranged by the Department of Fashion Technology of the University, were worth seeing & applaud. 

The souvenir stalls were also seen around the celebration spot, where canvass arrangements were for inkling- down of 'impressions' by the outgoing students. The outgoing students were seen having greater emotional exchanges of reverence, reminisces, and best wishes between their teachers and themselves, during Musical celebrations and High tea. They kept swinging, singing and dancing to the rhythmic outcomes through the performances. As the ceremony was drawing to a close, the student and teachers were seen sharing passionately more and more of memorable experiences, under waving, folding and shaking of hands in all goodness.

On contacting some of the outgoing students, Amit Dobriyal, B Tech MBA held: “The presence of students of different nationalities and far reached states of India has indeed widened our network of alumni-friends, which is surely going to help us a lot in our future efforts." Ramandeep Kaur of M.Sc. Clinical Micro-Biology said: "Our alma-mater has always committed itself to excellence in every field. We were regularly kept focussed on engaging and retaining in our education programmes, in order to prepare us Industry ready and competitive workforce." Richa Sipra, M.Tech CSE is of the view: "We have really learnt a lot with hands-on experience which will ever keep us strengthened enough to hold aloft the banner of our University." Similarly, Shwetima, B.Tech CSE exclaimed: "In addition to my professional Programme, I have learnt a lot about different customs, creeds and cultures, being associated with Department of Cultural Affairs. I will ever cherish memories of these great learning at LPU."

Hospitality Department of Lovely Professional University organised Mocktail Competition & Workshop on Cake Making and Decoration

*Endeavours were organised by the School of Hospitality for the students of the Department of Food Production

Jalandhar: The School of Hospitality at Lovely Professional University organised a workshop on Cake Making and Cake Decoration and also Mocktail competition - The Art of Mixology, for the students of the Department of Food Production. Workshop was held in association with CREMICA – Mrs. Bector's Food Pvt Ltd to accord students the knowledge of basic concepts of cake-making, and various types of icings and modern decorations used in cakes. The winners of Mocktail were specially honoured. The Vice- Chancellor of LPU Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar was especially present on the occasion. He was accompanied by the Deputy Dean of the School of Hospitality.

Motivating the students VC Dr. Kanwar asked the students to be well abreast of the latest trends and techniques so that they may be always industry ready for coveted employability. He also congratulated the winning students on revealing their learnt skills in an admirable manner.

On this occasion, three chefs from Cremica - Executive Chef Sunil Kumar, Zonal Chef V Satyanarain & Assistant Chef Sarabjit Singh Virdi accorded live demonstration about the making of various types of sponges and icings. Chef Sunil also interacted with the students on various issues in bakery and confectionary. More than 200 students and faculty members got benefitted through this workshop. Industry chefs also shared many novelties in pastry making with the students.

Students were judged by an expert panel. From the 20 students who participated in "Mixology Competition; Anoubam Roshan Sharma stood first with his mocktail -'Fruit Punch'; Anand Kumar Jha remained second with 'Sunshine'; and, Abhilash Sharma Third with 'Fresh Lime Black'. Jaideep Singh was on fourth position with 'Orio Cookies shake' and Paras fifth for 'Guava Politian'.

Top Tier Employers & Aspiring Students Availed of the Best opportunities at LPU Career Cum Job Fair-2012

* Many thousand students expected to get job offers with salary packages ranging between Rs 2 to 5 lacs 

* Job Fair proved a Successful Competition for talent in challenging Indian Economy

* Near 3000 students offered jobs or got shortlisted for further processes

* The Job Fair also offered opportunity to candidates from different states and educational Institutions 

Jalandhar: In today’s challenging economy, about 70 most popular MNCs & other national companies, attracted many thousands of the talented students at Lovely Professional University’s Career cum Job Fair-2012, which took place on the campus for two days. The visited MNCs and other recruiters have either offered jobs or shortlisted near three thousands of them and after having further nods from their higher authorities the selection lists will be forwarded, at least, in a week’s time.  The selected ones are expected to get job offers with salary packages ranging between Rs 2 to 5 lacs. Most of them are to be recruited as (1) Software Developers, Process Associates, Trainee Engineers, PHP Developers for Maruti Udyog, Dell, Beetel, Techies India Inc, Acid India, Neumeric Technologies, Innova Lab; (2) Assistant Branch Managers for HR, Marketing, Finance areas for Godfrey Phillips India, Aircel, Godrej, Videocon, Genpact,  DTDC, HDFC Bank;(3) Business Developing Executives for ICICI Prudential Life Insurance co ltd, NIIT, Groomers; Unit Managers, Financial Services Consultants,(4) Assistant Production Incharge for Ralson India, Sukhjit Starch and Chemicals, Spirex Pharma.  In addition, there is also a long list of many other suitable posts with more companies. As being felt, the fair has proved as the largest recruiting event in India for companies and institutions. 

Owing to the great success of the Job fair, the Chancellor of Lovely Professional University, Mr Ashok Mittal exclaimed: “It is indeed heartening that the expected salary package offers for the students are between 2 to 5 lacs, at such an initial and training stage. With the great accomplishment of this fair, we hope to see the double number of companies, to get exceeded to 150 at least, in the next fair, where we will strive to also see the foreign players in addition to the increase in number of top Indian Industry.”  He further added: “We feel that our University has now become a one-stop shelter for employers looking for the most talented brains from around India; and, also for job seekers to choose their coveted companies for the best possible placements with them. Moreover, it is also a healthy sign that top companies have revealed trust in our endeavours towards this fair.”   It is worth noticing that the candidates not only fresher but professionals also participated, in this fair. Participating employers selected candidates from the proprietary online database and also held interviews at the fair. 

Many thousand Students thronged in supposedly India's largest CAREER cum JOB FAIR-2012 at Lovely Professional University

*More than 15,000 students from different near and far-off states of India participated

*Near 70 MNCs and other National Companies recruiting the Industry ready students as per their   requirements

*"To be only employed is to be at risk, to be employable is to be secure": Chancellor Mittal

*Students of other colleges, universities availed the golden chance in large number

*About 2000 students got shortlisted on the first day

*Job aspirants seen enthusiastically queued up to meet prospective recruiters of their choice

*Spectacular Multi-Industry Job Fair will conclude on 22nd April

Jalandhar:  Said to be India's largest two- day Multi-Industry Job Fair is being held at Lovely Professional University to conclude on 22nd of April. On the first day, the fair has witnessed an over-whelming response from 15,000 job seekers. About 70 Multi National & national companies, from across India, have also reached the campus to recruit the best human resource. The event saw job seekers, from Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, walk-in to seek better paying jobs with some of the most renowned companies, spanned across 15 different Sectors,  including IT, ITeS, Insurance & others, like Maruti Suzuki, Dell, Vodafone, Godfrey Phillips, AIRCEL, Gen Pact, SBI Life Insurance, Techies, Spirex Pharma and many others participating at the fair. Most of the participating companies and job-seeking candidates got enthralled who achieved their goals, even at the first day closure; they also liked the venue and the ambience for recruitment on such a massive scale. Hiring companies have also reported that this participation helped them in closing target vacancies with ease. More than 2000 job-seekers were given on the spot-offers & also shortlisted on the first day.

Greeting all recruiters and job-seekers who revealed faith in mega job fair of the University, Chancellor LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal said:  "Fulfilling one of the prime responsibilities, our University has conducted this job-fair.  In addition, pulsing our corporate responsibility, too; we have also opened this massive job opportunity not only to our students but also to the near and far off students of other colleges, Institutions and Universities." He added: "Through this job fair we want to inculcate among the present day Indian students a very positive attitude about their potentialities, efficiencies leading to their desired employability. We also want to let them keep this in mind that Indian Economy is the third largest economy in the world, in terms of purchasing power which is going to be the third largest economy of the world just after US and China by 2035, as predicted by the Global Investment Bank. That is why, about top 70 Recruiters are thronging the Campus for employing the industry fit human resource."  He also awakened the students towards their being employable: "Employability is about more than just getting a job. To be only employed is to be at risk, to be employable is to be secure. It's about being employable which means having the attributes and skills that will help you to get a job, succeed in that job and change jobs, on needs as per your worth."

Clutching multiple copies of their resumes, the students waited eagerly in long queues, which seemed inconsequential to aspirants who were at LPU to sure utilize this opportunity. Companies too were seen very eager to hire the best talent for various desired functions and levels.  The companies and candidates have got benefited immensely.

At the end of the day, based on almost all companies' feedback; the LPU Job Fair proved very positive towards the targets.  Commenting on the Job Fair, one of the Staffing - Recruiters, said:"The volume of walk-ins was pretty good and so was the quality. Worth mentioning is that handling our processes, we have been able to achieve our target for the best human resource. Our association with organizers is very productive and we intend to continue to build the relationship in the coming future as well." Some of the Job-seekers, Peeha from Dehradun and Abdul from Bangalore said: "We were looking for the right job after completing our degree; and, after reading about the job fair in various blogs we decided to come here. We have already appeared in three of our dream companies and we are very hopeful to get the result tomorrow of getting selected."

Lovely Professional University is organising India's largest Two-Day CAREER cum JOB FAIR-2012 From 21st April at the Campus

*  Close to 50 MNCs and other National Recruiters participating in the job fair

*  Great Placement Chance with Top MNC's and Blue Chip Companies under one roof

*  Students of other colleges, universities can also participate

*  Final year & Pass out Students of MBA/B Tech/M Tech/ M Sc/Diploma (all streams); MCA, B Pharma/M Pharma/Bio-Tech/BBA/BCA/B COM are eligible to participate in the event

Jalandhar: Fulfilling one of the prime responsibility of the University; Lovely Professional University has decided to conduct India's largest job-fair. Talking to Media, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal informed: “Our University is going to organize India's largest Two-Day CAREER cum JOB FAIR-2012 on 21st & 22nd April at the Campus. For the Job Fair close to 50 MNCs & other national level companies have been invited from more than 15 different sectors. Understanding our corporate responsibility, we have also decided to open the job Fair not only to our students but also to the students of other colleges, Institutes and Universities." Briefing more on the companies that are participating, he mentioned: "MNCs & national companies like TCS, Dell, Vodafone, Maruti Suzuki, Godfrey Phillips, AIRCEL, Gen Pact, SBI Life Insurance, Techies and many others are participating in this fair." 

He further told: "To participate in the job fair the registration fee has been waived off and final & pass out students of MBA/B Tech/M Tech/ M Sc/Diploma (all streams); MCA, B Pharma /M Pharma/ Bio-Tech/ BBA/ BCA/B COM programmes can participate." Also, the jobs would be for both entry level and advanced positions. Some will provide on-site interviews and fill job openings. In fact, this job fair is an opportunity to find jobs and internships with many area employers. For this occasion, students are also advised to dress suitably as for a job interview. For more information on job fair, students may make a call at 97800-36540, 97800-36429 or mail at jobfair2012@lpu.co.in.

LPU Distance Education Study Centres Three-Day Meet "Manthan" Organised at LPU Campus

* More than 500 Center Heads, Co-ordinators and Counsellors participated from across India and globe
* Meet included two-day world class workshop by STRIDE IGNOU on Learner Support in Open and Distance 
* 'Study Center of the Year' & other Awards bestowed upon Study Centers in kind of Cash-Prizes, Foreign Trips 
   and Special Mementoes

Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University organised the first study centre meet of its Distance Education Programmes at the University campus. The Meet, christened as 'Manthan', witnessed the participation of 125 study centers, from all over the country and Globe. The motive of this event was to discuss the last year performance and also plan the future course of action. The event also showcased the new plans of LPU- DE to start new programmes and the new supportive mechanism for study centers by LPU-DE. On this occasion, various study centers were also honoured with Cash-Prizes, Foreign Trips and Special Mementoes, on the performance analysis of the year 2011, during glittering award ceremony- 'Laurels - Celebrating Performance'. The Meet also included world class workshop by STRIDE IGNOU on Learner Support in Open and Distance Learning for the benefit of the participants. Chairman of Lovely Group Mr. Ramesh Mittal and Vice Chairman Mr. Naresh Mittal were prominently present during the meet, which was chaired by Chancellor of LPU Mr. Ashok Mittal, accompanied by Pro Chancellor Ms. Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Kanwar and DG Er. HR Singla.

While honouring many Study centers' Heads, in different categories, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal congratulated all of them for hoisting LPU Distance Education banner, under the slogan of "Educating India, Educating world, firmly: "We want the spread of quality education through your centers, across the world. Still in many parts of India & the world, the availability of quality higher education is not there. Also, not everybody can afford to travel, relocate and study full time in Universities outside their home-towns. In such a scenario, it becomes our moral responsibility to provide quality education right at their door-steps." He strongly emphasized: "Our study centers should provide the best education without compromising the quality." Mr. Mittal also announced a slew of University support policies for the betterment of Study Centers and students: "For effectiveness and success of the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) systems, very well trained faculty, professionals, distance educators and quality research team to develop study material are needed to work together as a team. Moreover, the ODL has been growing at a very fast rate and massive human resource training in the System is required to handle the system efficiently. As such, well-known educators have been invited to unfold different themes, principles and practices of ODL to the Participants."

During the Meet, complete two days were devoted to beneficial interactive sessions for the participants by eminent educators, Dr Santosh Panda, Dr CRK Murthy, from Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), IGNOU.  Both of them are responsible for initiating policy formulation and system-wide implementation of new interactive educational media and technology, online and blended learning, development of learning technologies, and faculty development towards effective transition from traditional distance learning to blended and online learning. The Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar infused unique role play technique for inculcating positive attitude and commitment to serve the students among study centers. More than 30 centers also shared their visions as well as best practices during the interactive sessions. The open house discussion provided the study centers opportunity to get their queries resolved directly by the respective heads of different related departments. On this occasion, 'Study Centre of the Year 2011'  award was bagged by Mr Mandeep of Prittpal Kaur Memorial Education and Welfare Society, with cash prize of Rs. 51,000/-. Mr Barinder of IIAE Educational Society, topped in the admissions. Six other study centers belonging to different demographic categories were also awarded with foreign trip tickets and trophies.

Feeling very elated on being honoured with first prize of a foreign trip, Mr. RL Swamy, who imparts LPU distance education to more than 1000 students, through four study centers under his headship, said: " I and my team is very lucky to have study centers of LPU. We further promise to ever provide the quality dissemination of learning to all the students. When students use very good words about Study material as the best and fee-structure as the lowest, we get motivated much to work more and more to spread education, carrying forward the motto of LPU." During celebrations, the audience was totally mesmerized with the cultural extravaganza put up by the students.

Illustrative, listed in  the Universities maintained by University Grants Commission under section - 2(f) of the UGC Act, Lovely Professional University is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and duly recognized by the  UGC - AICTE & DEC  Joint Committee, the apex body for the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system in the country. LPU DE has a strong nationwide network of Study Centers that enables the students to choose the one that is easily accessible to them. These Study Centers act as access points for advice, counseling and rendering various student support services as required for the purpose of LPU Distance Education.

Nine Students of LPU got Placed with Eminent Beverage & Bio-Technology Companies

*Bio -Technology Department of LPU aiming towards achievements of national & international importance

Jalandhar: Micro-Biology, Bio-Technology & Chemistry Students of Lovely Professional University got selected by premier companies in the field of beverages and biotechnology. In this context, JAGATJIT INDUSTRIES Limited (JIL) and IND-SWIFT LABS LTD selected nine students, under comprehensive selection criteria. For this selection, students of M.SC - BIOTECHNOLOGY, M.SC- MICROBIOLOGY, and M.Sc. Chemistry - Batch 2012 passing out- were eligible. The selected ones will join their duties in the month of June 2012 as Quality Control Officers.

Congratulating students on their accomplishment, the Director General Er. HR Singla further motivated them to continue striving hard to reach on well deserved heights in the near future. He also informed: "The Department of Biotechnology aims to keep on creating latest awareness and understanding among students- would be scientists and researchers- by arranging regular workshops, seminars, conferences in relation to challenges and opportunities in the biotech industry. As such, Department has been imparting education towards related fields of national and international importance, in modern times, so that students may exhibit their best of skills in allied areas."

One of the selected student, Dharmender holds: "The training at the university has built up all of us in such a way that we can have a firm grip on the golden chances as these come to us. The theory and practical knowledge disseminated to us is world class which will surely lead us to be globally fit citizens."

Illustrative, Jagatjit Industries Limited (JIL) provides superior brands by manufacturing and marketing of beverages and also malt, malt extract, malted milk foods, milk powder, ghee, glass.  It is also ranked as the third largest Indian Distillery in the country. On the other hand, IND-Swift Labs has fast evolved towards a business model with considerable growth in emerging markets. With manufacturing sites at 6 different locations across India and an independent State-of-the-Art R&D Centre, the Group has embarked to establish itself as reliable partner in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry.

LPU to Bring in Trams to Its Campus, a Research Project by Its Students Turning into Reality

Ever thought of a tram chugging off in the Doaba heartland of Punjab? Well, it is just a matter of time to see the heritage mode of transport doing rounds of LovelyProfessional University. The LPU campus will become the only second place in India after Kolkata to have trams running, thanks to a research proposal whose findings have encouraged the University management to go for a transportation system, which suits its requirements and is eco-friendly as well. Apropos this, talks are already in advanced stages with Calcutta Tramways Company Ltd., the operators of the sole tramways system in the country. A circular ring needs to be created that will allow the tram to run across the campus, without interfering with existing mode of transportation flow in the campus.

The project of mass transport within the University campus was envisaged by the university, after observing that the students and staff traversing have to traverse long distances within the 600 acre campus. The need for an intra-campus cost effective and non polluting transport system was long, and as a result invitations of research proposals were invited from the student by the University authorities to address the challenge. Nearly a dozen proposals were received with suggestions ranging from CNG-run autos, electric rickshaws, mini-buses, mono-rail etc.

To get the idea of having a tram transit system in the University was not a cake walk, and was ridden with challenges and hiccups, all the way through. With not many manufacturers in India, the students who were working on this project had to approach manufacturers based in numerous European countries and China, with a view to secure technical knowhow. But the exorbitant prices acted as a dampener, and then the students approached indigenous tram builders of CTC Limited in Kolkata.  But there was a catch again - the trams built by CTC Ltd. Kolkata worked on DC voltage and the University wanted to employ AC voltage system.  The students had to work again to bring amendments to the existing design, and came up with their version of Tram Transit System which works on DC voltage system. Interestingly, the CTC Ltd. Kolkata has now evinced interest in the AC version, and if modalities work out, the same could be employed in the streets of Kolkata in future.

The zeroing down on tram transit system was motivated by a multitude of factors, the most important being that it can be stopped and re-started at short intervals (which is the need of the University, as its having a number of boarding points strewn across its stretched campus) with great efficacy and poses minimal hindrances to parallel pathways. The other big advantage is that it’s an eco-friendly means of transport as it runs on electricity. It is a noiseless means of transport and can be driven in either direction as per the need of the situation. They have a higher passenger carrying capacity and are ideal for commuting between short distances. The operating costs are low, and the safety factor is high as they run on slow speeds and can be easily brought to a halt in comparison with other mass transit systems.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Ashok Mittal Chancellor - LPU stated, “Technology has always been a driving factor at LPU campus. In the past, we have taken numerous tech oriented initiatives for the betterment of students and staff and inclusion of tram transport system will be addition to the legacy of employing technology for making things easier and comfortable for students. The credit of the project goes to the students, who have analysed the needs of campus and come up with a brilliant proposal taking due consideration of the commuters’ requirements, technical feasibility and economic viability. CTC has given its nod to share their technical knowhow with us, and by 2014 LPU will have a dedicated tram system of its own.” 

First World Conference of GERA- 'Educon 2012' is on Vital Way at Lovely Professional University

* Three- day Conference of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) is being hosted by Faculty of
   Education and Humanities at LPU from 6th April

* Shaping a Future Classroom: a Global Perspective is the theme of the conference

* Eminent Speakers from US, UK, Switzerland addressed the conference attendees in Virtual Session

Jalandhar: The first World Conference 'Educon 2012' of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) is on its imperative course at Lovely Professional University. The three-Day conference is being hosted by the Faculty of Education & Humanities of LPU up to 8th of April. "Shaping a Future Classroom: a Global Perspective" is the theme of the conference. 1300 Delegates & Research Students of top Educational Institutions from 25 States and 12 countries are participating in different sessions comprising of Plenary, Concurrent, Dialogue, Panel Discussion and on-line paper presentations. 

Eminent Speakers- Prof Bruce Joyce from US, Prof Christopher Field UK, Prof Lukas Ritzal Switzerland, Prof Dereje Asfaw Ethiopia has addressed the attendees during Virtual Session. Prof SP Malhotra (President AIAER EDCIL), Prof BK Passi (President GERA), Prof Vasuda Kamat, VC SNDT Mumbai,  Prof Ram Takwale Pune, Prof AK Awasthi (Director for Canadian Studies at Dr HS Gaur University, MP) remained the prominent speakers during plenary session.  On this occasion, VC of LPU, Dr. Ramesh Kanwar was accorded warm welcome by Deans, Principals and Professors of different departments of the University.

For the brilliant success of the conference, top collaborators like International Professional Development Association, UK; Indian Institute of Education, Pune; Psycho-Linguistic Association of India, Agra and others are striving hard for revolutionary changes to be brought in towards dissemination of globally needed knowledge & education.

During Virtual session, wishing all the best for the conference, Prof Christopher Field from Wolver-Hampton University, UK advised the knowledge community to teach the students good faith and practical work & how to use knowledge. He also conveyed: "It is very important for teachers to help students to discern knowledge and use it in a meaningful way." Clarifying, he continued: 

"Technology, of course, is needed but it cannot replace a teacher." Answering a question posed to him, he further illustrated: "Students can create their own knowledge; the thing required is the togetherness of students and teachers." He was highlighting these points in answers towards ensuring of quality of education through social networking or community around.

On the successful ongoing, the Chief Patron of the Conference, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal of LPU said: “We are happy to see that the conference is successfully providing opportunity to the participants to deliberate, disseminate and share on an emerging issue of what a future classroom should be, in relation to inputs, dimensions and outlook.  The discussion is sure to bring revolutionary changes in the realms of education for imparting, receiving and useful implementation of knowledge."

Some of the delegates Dr Pratibha Shete, Mrs Manisha Yadav from Maharashtra, Mr. Susant Panda (United Mizoram), Mr Pem Kenlay (Bhutan), Dr Andrew Creed, Ms Pooja Rani who presented their papers under the chairpersons Dr Sadashiv S Chaugule, Dr Mrs S Passi, Dr Bala Subramanium, Dr Nanda, hold: "Such conferences are very important for propagation of great thoughts and to achieve the desired results of the objectives laid. Moreover, the congenial and great hospitable atmosphere which we found at LPU, too, needs special commendation from all participants."

It is worth noticing that GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (GERA) at the Faculty of Education and Humanities of LPU is keen to observe great objectives like developing and promoting educational research.  GERA is also to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences, to disseminate findings of research and accord membership to any individual having years of teaching experience with good record of research.

Prime Minister of Caribbean Islands St. Kitts and Nevis visited Lovely Professional University

Jalandhar: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil L Douglas, visited Lovely Professional University today. During his two hours long visit to the campus, hon’ble Prime Minister met the Chairman of Lovely Group Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, Chancellor of LPU Mr. Ashok Mittal and Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Kanwar to explore bilateral collaborative efforts for the promotion of education.  His good-self was accompanied by High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis in London, Kevin M. Issac, and Foreign Minister of Antigua, Asot Michael. Dr Douglas and his delegation members also interacted with the faculty and students on their visit to different departments of the University. 

Expressing his happiness, Dr. Douglas exclaimed: “Education is going in a very extended and novel form in India and this great country has been becoming the Education Hub of the world. We also anticipate how India can be a patron to Caribbean country for promotion of IT Education and in set up of Information Technology.” He further said: “In fact, for any country education is its great strength. India is investing a lot on education sector and related infra-structure. That is why, education is seeing its phenomenal growth in the country, which in turn is continuously attracting more and more of students from different countries of all the continents of the world.”

Welcoming the great Caribbean leader, known for his outstanding leadership regionally and internationally, Chancellor Mr. Mittal revealed his happiness while saying: “We are very glad to receive Prime Minister Dr Douglas at the campus on request. The visit by a person of his caliber, who has made history by being the first Caribbean Leader to receive the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award and who has many other honours to his credit, is indeed a proud moment for us.” He added: “His visit will certainly be fruitful towards opportunities for both countries in working together in collaborative areas of mutual interests.” 

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, located in Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island nation in West Indies, for which Dr Douglas is working hard for its significant potential in varied areas. The Prime Minister is also aspirant in seeing improvement for trade and economic relations between the two countries. It is worth noticing that Dr Douglas is an outstanding graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and is also the recipient of a Legacy Award from the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies in New York.

Global Bonds Strengthened at Lovely Professional University During Inaugural of two-day International Fest celebrations- "ONE WORLD"

 *Many hundred International Students and Faculty from 26 Countries at LPU exhibited Fairs and Festivals of their respective country
*Hundreds of foreign students shared their culture & traditions along with thousands of Indian ones
*The theme this year was "International FESTIVALS" in contrast to yester year's Songs, Dances, and Tourism
*LPU EYE- Giant Wheel, remained centre of attraction, fun and frolic for all*26 Special Stalls exhibited the exuberances of different countries in the form of varied articles and forms like clothes, ornaments etc

Jalandhar: Fairs and Festivals of 26 Countries across world were showcased at the campus of Lovely Professional University, during its annual programme 'One World'. The countries, which participated, in this event, included students from Norway, Germany, Afghanistan, Iran, Rwanda, Bhutan, Indonesia, Italy, Bangladesh, Burundi, DR Congo, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cameron and more. Opening the fest, a huge colourful cultural procession, comprising of more than 700 participating students, proceeded, dancing, singing, stamping and thumping on the beats and rhythms of their region, to assemble at the celebration point made at Campus Stage of the University. Shrieks, yells and yelps of enchantment and transcendental ecstasy pervaded all the way, where they continued non-stop display about thematic peculiarities of their respective country to highlight festive occasions, dances, melodies, attires. Also, the day saw the inauguration of 26 Special International Stalls, from where the other on looking students came to know about the facts and figures of countries new for them for currencies, royal heritage, geographical history, Customs, Costumes, Languages, and meals.

After unveiling the sculptured structure of "Global Peace" incarnated, and elaborating about the event, the Chancellor of LPU Mr Ashok Mittal expressed: "Yesterday's world was set on its differences; today's world has a propensity to unification. On these lines, we, too, want to have our international students from across the globe to get integrated into culture of the University which is to up hold virtues and goodness prevailing all around the globe, through varied customs, traditions, fairs, festivals. Organization of "One World" is for the students to learn and respect not only their own culture but that of other countries as well." He added: "In this era of globalization, it is most important to have knowledge and awareness about living in a unified world. So, the students belonging to different countries must strengthen the common string that keeps binding all together in oneness. In fact, we are trying hard to disseminate knowledge in such a way that LPU students may prove themselves as truly globally fit citizens. "

Celebrating the theme of the year, International students put on view the fairs and festivals of their respective countries like Seizdahbedar, Navrooz, Calabar, Falgun, Boisakh, Eid, Saba Saba, Nane Nane, Umuganura, Kiota Izina, Yalda, Thimpsu, Tshechu and many more. Students kept swinging on the tunes of these celebrations and tried to learn the special trends, bends and twists of a particular country. It remained fun and merry-making the whole inaugural day under a perfect global understanding. They also enjoyed the high ride on LPU EYE-Giant Wheel to have an aerial view of the whole of the University.

On this celebration, Christophe and Ange from Rwanda said: "We are very happy to represent our country. We saw that other students enjoyed visiting different kiosks with a feeling of visiting the whole of world itself. This celebration has definitely made us more practical with an elaborated insight into how world can be one leaving aside all self interests." Dorji Wangchuk and Jigme Tenzin from Bhutan hold: "We understand that the task of our time is to bring ourselves to the realization that the unity of the human species lies in its diversity. That is why the Festival's events are designed to enable distinctive cultural expressions to gather more closely together."

Lovely Professional University will Host first World Conference ‘Educon 2012’ of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) from 6th to 8th April

* Key Speakers from US, UK, Switzerland, China, Pune and Mumbai will address knowledge

* More than 1300 Delegates & Research Students from top Educational Institutions of all the
   zones of India & Foreign lands have volunteered for active participation

* The theme of the conference is-Shaping a Future Classroom: a Global Perspective

* Plenary, Concurrent & Dialogue sessions, Panel Discussion and on-line paper presentations will
   be some of the salient features of the conference

* Top Collaborators like Faculty of Industrial Education & Technology (Bangkok), Azim Premji
   Research Centre (Bangalore) and many others are keen to make it a grand success

Jalandhar:  Talking to Media, the Chancellor of Lovely Professional University, Mr. Ashok Mittal has informed that the Faculty of Education & Humanities of the University is going to host three-days’ first World Conference ‘Educon 2012’ of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) from 6th to 8th April at the University Campus: “More than 1300 Delegates and research students from top Educational Institutions of Indian States and foreign lands have volunteered for active participation. During this, key Speakers from US, UK, Switzerland, China, Pune, Mumbai will address  the present knowledge community on the theme of “Shaping a Future Classroom: a Global Perspective”. Going for many Plenary, Concurrent & Dialogue sessions, Panel Discussion and on-line paper presentations, the conference is to provide an opportunity to the participants to deliberate, disseminate and share on an emerging issue of what a future classroom should be in relation to inputs, dimensions and outlook.”

Mr. Ashok Mittal also said: “It is a dire need of the hour that the educational institutions ought to provide teachers with professional development platforms to build skills and knowledge of global nature enabling them to cope up with the changing demands. Through the Conference, the Educators would need to gain an insight into the latest advances which are changing the very way that the teachers teach and the students learn. The views of inspiring speakers and delegates, and the outcomes of networked and group activities will encourage debate, discussion and reflection of how new ideas can shape future classroom practice on the lines of a shift from 3 R’s -reading, writing and arithmetic to 4 C’s -communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative problem solving.”

It is worth noticing that GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (GERA) is keen to observe great objectives: to develop and promote educational research; to provide an international forum for discussion of problems related to educational research; to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences; to disseminate findings of research; to publish journals, monographs and other types of literature on educational research; and, to carry out all such other activities as may be conducive to the attainment of these objectives.