School of Fashion Technology of Lovely Professional University organised the Annual Graduating Show '12

* Showstoppers Manasvi - Femina Miss India World & IRIS-Channel-V Get Gorgeous & Miss Photogenic 
   walked on  the ramp  along with 10 International Models & LPU students.

* Over 100 ensembles, inventively crafted by the passing out batch of M Sc & B Sc Fashion Technology,
   were showcased.

* Mega Fashion show was choreographed by SHIE Lobo of MTV fame.

Jalandhar
:  In order to send Industry ready students of the passing out batch of M Sc & B Sc Fashion Technology-2012, for a sure and a winning career in the world of Fashion;  the School of Fashion Technology of Lovely Professional University organized, today,  mega fashion show as the Annual Graduating Show '12.  Showstoppers Manasvi- Femina Miss India World & IRIS-Channel-V Get Gorgeous & Miss Photogenic walked the ramp along with 10 International Models & 25 LPU students. During this, over 100 ensembles were showcased, which have been inventively crafted by the passing out batch, 2012, of M Sc & B Sc Fashion Technology of the school. The show was choreographed by SHIE Lobo of Blender's Pride Fashion Week & club MTV fame. The day witnessed a magnificent spectacular Ramp Show with exquisite exhibition of all weather and occasions' wears. The fashion parade was designed with a total of Nine Rounds. The last Round earned wide applaud from the onlookers as it presented Future Designer Students of the University, with the display of experimental wears-the best of students' creations. On this occasion, Chairman of the Lovely Group, Mr. Ramesh Mittal, Vice- Chairman Mr. Naresh Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, Sr. Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi and other dignitaries were present in special.

Inaugurating the stunning and gorgeous fashion parade, VC of LPU Dr. Kanwar mentioned: "Every year LPU prepares a new generation of fashion designers who introduce themselves to the fashion world with an impressive fashion show like this. Such a professional exposure towards the industry, indeed, serves as an excellent career entry. Prior to this we have already hosted Miss World & Miss Universe, German Model & Actress and this year Miss India is here to boost the students." He added: "Under innovative multi disciplinary approach to teach the latest techniques, we have world class infrastructure for this department to ensure latest methodology, maintaining International Standards."

One of the show stoppers, Manasvi also conveyed a great message to the aspiring youth: "More of the youth should go for the studies in relation to the fashion Industry as it satisfies the creative fancies as well as the materialistic needs of the people. Moreover, it promises glamour, fame, success and high pay packages to the talented ones. I wish a very sparkling career to all those students who are persevering on these lines!"

Covering demonstration of the latest and top designs under nine rounds of Defence Mode; Circus Maximus; Inside Out; Masai; Blazing Flaming; Confined Corrosion; Structured Elegance; Neat Neta and Adorning Charms, the show was liked by one and all present around campus stage of the University . In addition, this unique striking event was also fairly added by some of the famous brands through the strenuous efforts of the students of the Department of Fashion Technology of the university. It is worth mentioning that a large number of such students are presently working with top brands like Monte Carlo, Tommy Hilfiger, Orient Craft, Lilliput, Metaphors, Madame, Neva Inner Wear and such many others of immense repute. Two of the participating jaunty M Sc students of the Fashion Technology, Tim Re Sangma and Pooja said: "Present exposure has made us knowledgeable towards latest trends and traditions prevalent in Fashion Industry. On getting to work with famous Model and Miss India for hours together, we have indeed learnt much for our career."

Lovely Professional University started New Diploma Programmes after Class 10th

* Many Industry needed Study Programmes launched in Architecture/ Fashion Technology/
   Ayurveda/ Management/ Paramedical Sciences
* Diploma Programmes in Engineering already available   
* Such Diploma Programmes can also be sought in integration with Degree Programmes

Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University has started many new Study Programmes for the students after class 10th. Previously, there used to be only an option to get Diploma in the Engineering Programmes. However, now looking at requirements of the Industry for availability of the well-trained students; Lovely Professional University has started Diploma options after class 10th in other Disciplines as well, including Architecture, Management, Fashion, Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical and Para Medical Sciences. These programmes are designed in such ways that students can progress in the Degree Programmes, after spending three years and more time on the subject of the discipline, for performing better than before.

About this launch of new Programmes, Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal mentioned: “Such Programmes are widely available in US and UK; but, in India, the availability of these programmes is very rare. Also there are students who are much focused and they know in which field they have to make their career. From the day one, they know that they have to become an Architect/Fashion Designer/ Manager/Pharmacist or more, thus for them these programmes provide a very focused pathway.” He further elaborated: “Also, when students enter these programmes, they will not have to face any other pressure of appearing in competitive examinations because of these innovative programmes being integrated into Degree Programmes, after Diplomas. Moreover, those students who do not want to continue after Diplomas, they can move out to Industry.” Briefing more, he said: “For such Programmes in Engineering, LPU is already very popular among students. Moreover, University has already created integrated options in the Engineering Field.”

It is worth mentioning, LPU holds that when a student can choose a career after 10th only; such students should kick-start their future faster by opting available Diplomas in the streams like Architecture, Fashion Design, Paramedical Sciences, Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Management and Engineering:
  
Streams
Diploma Programmes
Architecture
Diploma in Architectural Assistantship

Diploma in Architectural Assistantship - B.Tech (Civil Engg.)(Integrated)

Diploma in Architectural Assistantship - B.Sc. (Interior Design)(Integrated)


 Fashion Design
Diploma in Fashion Design- B.Sc. (Fashion Design)(Integrated)




 Paramedical Sciences
DMLT (Diploma in Medical Lab Technology)

DMLT - B.Sc. MLT(Integrated)


 Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences
D.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) – Upvaid

 D.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) - Upvaid - B Pharmacy Integrated


Management
Diploma in Business Administration


Engineering
 Dip. In Electronics & Communication Engg

 Dip. In Computer Science & Engg

Lovely Academy (LAC) Generated Top Ranks in Punjab PMT in the very first year of its Inception

* L AC student Kiranpreet Kaur has got coveted 3rd rank
* Many other students of L AC also performed exceptionally well & secured top Rank

Jalandhar
: Lovely Academy has proved its metal in the very first year of its inception with its student getting 3rd Rank in the PMT (Pre-Medical entrance Test, 2012). Kiranpreet Kaur, a Crash Course student of L AC, has brought this laurel in Army Category.   And, it is not only Kiranpreet but many other students also, who attended the 4 week course, have brought more laurels to L AC with their high scores. Prominent among them are Dikshaw Saggi, Anu Sangotra, Amanjot Kaur, who have performed exceptionally well and secured top ranks.

Speaking on this occasion, Chancellor of LPU Mr Ashok Mittal mentioned: "L AC which has been set up with a prime focus to produce the top result has achieved this objective in the very first year. From the day one, we have focused to provide the best coaching to the students. In this regard, the faculty, masters in their subjects, have been specially recruited from Kota and Delhi. Moreover, the top study material has been designed by the team from Kota."  He added: "To provide good study environment, the Academy has great infrastructure with modern facilities which include comfortable air-conditioning classrooms." Informing more, he said: "Now, we have been awaiting AIEEE results, for which we are hoping that students will again prove great performance.  Our next target is the top rank in IIT-JEE and AIPMT for which L AC faculty has been working day and night on bright students."

 On contacting 18-year old Kiranpreet, now sure to be a doctor; she gave credit for her success to her parents and tutors at Lovely Academy and said: "I had never gone before for any extra coaching in my academic pursuits. However, on learning the launch of Lovely Academy with  meritorious & devoted faculty, I decided to go for its Crash Course for sure success; and, of course, the very desirable result is before one and all. I am thankful to my guides at L AC who prepared me well not only to clear the medical entrance test with top position, but also making me to go for my ultimate aim. Now I am sure to become a Cardiologist to dedicate myself in the almost free services of the heart patients coming from poor family background." On the other hand, other triumphant students Dikshaw, Anu, Amanjot and others also echoed almost the same emotions.

Lovely Professional University steps in Driverless Car Era through its Engineering Students


*LPU Engineering students have designed a Car operative with mobile phone from anywhere in the world
* Car can bring a new revolution in automobile industry
* Car can be commanded well for Day as well as Night vision
* Such vehicles can be very helpful in defence sector


Jalandhar: For years, all of us have been hearing predictions about the Driverless cars of the future which may be driven from thousands of miles away, only through clicks and programming. Lovely Professional University has stepped in towards the same, through the strenuous tasks of its engineering students, to prove this all to the people around. In this regard, in the first phase, four students of Electronics & Communication and Mechanical Engineering utilized their knowledge of advances in wireless communications technology, under the guidance of their mentors from LPU, and have successfully designed a Car that can be controlled from a mobile phone, sitting at any part of the world. The car is pliable on both the auto and manual modes and has safety provisions as well, like child-lock while being on auto mode.  No one else, sitting next to steering, can drive it of own, until occupant of the car go for possible two-way communication with the remote seated operator and request to do so. The quoted car, which can be commanded well for day as well as night vision, has also been successfully tested for 1000+ kilometers' driving.

On this success of the students, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal said: "It is indeed a different kind of automotive experience. This project is pioneer in the automobile industry and probably can give new dimensions to how people can commute."  Continuing, he added, "The future cars using a wide variety of sensors would be easily able to detect pedestrians, objects which will allow the car to slow or stop suddenly. As a computer is far more precise and subject to far fewer errors than a human, accident rates will nose-dive when these vehicles become available to consumers.  So, this driverless technology would maintain more productive commute, fewer traffic jams, safer-roads and environment friendly operations. We have been immensely pleased to note that automobile industry approached us and interest in using this technology."  He also added: "This technology will also be very helpful in the defence sector, for blind ones, old and other handicapped persons. I congratulate the devoted students who are now aspiring to soon cover the second phase of this technology to enroll themselves among such other technologists of the developed country like US."

Emerging in success, novel car-designers and automotive visionary students of LPU, Bikas (M Tech ECE), Lokesh Ramina (B.Tech ECE), Rahul Jain (Mech.  Engg.) and Suvendu (Mech. Engg.) informed more about their dream project: "We are very happy on the success of our future car. Imagining from our childhood- Robotics toys, remote sensing cars; we four collaboratively devised the present car utilizing Internet, Mobile Phone, Laptop, C+ language Programming, Micro-Controller Board with ATMEGA 128 IC, under electrical control circuit." Recollecting about their efforts for the projected car, they said: "We could not sleep for many nights in devising out this project of ours and many a time got firm boosting from our mentors, when we faced hurdles in the project." They also informed that presently the project is utilized in an electrically operated car which would also be possible in any other type of vehicle.

In fact, many changes in transportation infrastructure and policy, coupled with technology advances, can certainly make driverless plying of vehicles all possible in the near future.  In this context, it is illustrative that at auto shows and tech conferences, prototypes of such cars offer a visual narrative into what is expected on the nation's roads a decade from now. Nevada has already become the first state, in US, to embrace this technology, which is surely the future of automobiles and related industry.

28 Students & Faculty Members from Mount Royal University Canada reached Lovely Professional University to Study Indian Culture & Business Practices

Jalandhar:  28 Students & Faculty Members from one of the top Universities in Canada, Mount Royal University, reached Lovely Professional University to study Indian culture & Business Practices. The Canadian Visitors are at LPU up to 21st May under Study India Programme for a week. All the students have come to India for the first time. Many of them being from social Work and Journalism background, they are going to understand the issues specific and relevant to India. As part of the programme, hitherto, they have had lot of Interaction with students of LPU. They have spent much of their time in the Department of Hospitality where they learnt how to cook Indian food and they also enjoyed self cooked food. They learnt about Indian Dances & singing patterns while being amidst the students of Department of Cultural Affairs. They also visited an NGO at Jalandhar to realize and imbibe sympathetic vehemence in India. The visiting students are taking part in many other extracurricular activities also and becoming involved in various student projects of mutual understanding, intercultural communication and the lively exchange of experiences. 

 In fact, LPU is having the great hosting - pleasure in welcoming the visitors group at the campus. Talking in this regard, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal said: “It is really a great opportunity that students & faculty from a developed country like Canada have visited LPU to enhance their knowledge. India is the next super-power; the visiting students learning Indian culture in practical is further strengthening this part. In future, we will be hosting other group from America, in the month of August.”  He also said: “In fact, to understand an ever-changing and more globalized world, such visits and interactive, virtual programmes allow youth a space to gain an understanding, in visible comparison and contrast.”  

On the other hand, Mount Royal University has an international education programme to ensure the richest education possible to its students. One of the Faculty Members accompanying the students, Ms Dianne Whiten Macdonald informed more about this: “The programme’s focus is to provide students an opportunity to expand their understanding of the world under such study programmes. Highlights of the present trip include: studying abroad at LPU, visiting interesting, religious, historical and other sites of importance, meeting new people, engaging with children, learning about different culture, and pulsing lively Indian life.”

Contacting the visiting students, one of them, Jessica Emily said: “We are very happy that our Mount Royal University chose LPU and Punjab for our study India Programme. On reaching here we have learnt much about India’s rich culture. This is indeed a memorable trip of life. I tasted & liked “Makki Ki Roti, Sarson ka Saag.” I have also learnt famous dance Bhangra of Punjab. The greeting word ‘Namaskar’ is very fascinating for me, especially. I will never forget this visit, as the hospitality we received here could not be anywhere in the world.” Under perfect imbibing of Punjabi culture, she ended her saying with sweet sounding “Sat Sri Akal”. 

Lovely Professional University Launches Many Skills Developing Certificate Programmes without Admission & Tuition Fees


*LPU comes forward with yet another Corporate Social Responsibility Project through its Center for Skill Development: Chancellor Ashok Mittal
* Launching 18 short term programmes of 45-60 days duration in Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Construction, fire Safety and related others
* A social welfare drive to provide wage employment to trained workforce of this project
* A golden chance to be easily employable or to become a successful entrepreneur

Jalandhar: India needs more than one million skilled men-women, by the end of 2012. The Government of India has already launched its Skill Development Initiative Scheme since 2007; however, the target is yet to be accomplished. In this context, talking to Media, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal informed: "Sensing yet another corporate social responsibility, Lovely Professional University has initiated a project on the skills development of men-women to train them for employment, without charging any admission & tuition fees. It is to play an important role in economic growth of India through skilled manpower as well as quality production." Continuing, he stated: "Accordingly, in the first phase, training will be imparted during the months of May, June & July in 18 Short Term programmes of 45-60 days duration in Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Construction, Fire Safety and many allied other programmes will be added later on." He further elaborated: "Under this cause of social welfare, this easily available training will lay a pathway of decent living for such a skilled manpower through better earning."

It is worth mentioning that there will be no admission and tuition fee for such programmes; however, a meager examination fee of Rs 500/ will only be charged.  Moreover, to provide wage employment to trained workforce of this project, job fairs will be organized. Many extension lectures will also be arranged to make skilled persons aware about the facilities available with various government and private agencies for technical guidance and financial assistance to become a successful entrepreneur.  In fact, this all aims to improve the employability of people who lag behind, in spite of having zeal to work, due to changing requirements of a trade. This revolutionary step is also to help school leavers, existing unemployed workers, needy ones to build a better and prospering society.

In this regard, there will be programmes like Basic Electrical Training (for House-Hold Products/ House Wiring/ Motor-Rewinding/ Care for Batteries); Basic Electronics( DTH System/ Care for Washing Machine, Microwave Oven); Basic Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning; Computer Fundamentals(Desk Top Publishing/ Hard-Ware/ Networking; Basic Plumbing/Wood-work);  Basic Sewing/Hand- Embroidery; Ticket Reservation Assistance; Assistant Fire Tenders and many others. For such programmes, admission is on the basis of "First Come, First Served."

Lovely Professional University (LPU) Signed Marker MoU with Pharma Major- LUPIN LTD


* Top ranking student of Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme will be awarded Scholarship worth Rs 30,000/-

Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University (LPU) has recently signed an important MoU with Pharma major LUPIN LTD. Under this, LUPIN will award a scholarship once a year to the top ranking student of Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme of LPU; and, such a student will be acknowledged as "LUPIN SCHOLAR". The scholarship will consist of reimbursement of actual fees for the final year of the course, subject to a maximum of Rupees Thirty Thousand per scholar. During this vital tie-up were also agreed upon including increased academia Industry interaction. The MoU was signed by Mr. Vinay Chaturvedi, Lupin Plant Head, Mr Bhagwan Goswami, Lupin Head Human Resource, for and on behalf of LUPIN LIMITED and Dr. Monica Gulati- Dean of Pharmacy, LPU, in the presence of Sr. Director Navein Juneja, Division of Career Services.

Explaining more about the Scholarship, Mr. Chaturvedi said: "This scholarship will also include provision of the student to pursue / undergo a live project training under the guidance of a LUPIN official, as a part of the academic curriculum." He added: "The award will be given in public during the Annual Day/ Convocation or, in equivalence, any other function of the university, where LUPIN officials will also be present to cheer up the winning Scholars."

Hailing the MoU as a healthy sign and a great motivating force towards the devoted academic pursuits of the students, the Vice Chancellor of LPU, Dr. Ramesh Kanwar said: "This bond with LUPIN is indeed an inspirational and trust-making achievement for University's scholastic approach and aptitude, for which we all are proud of." He hoped from all employed at the University that such a trust must go hand-in-hand with the ability not only to sustain every aspect of quality and performance but to always be on the alert for better ways of doing things next.

Worth indicating, LUPIN Ltd is innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing a wide range of quality, affordable generic and branded formulations. Today, it is considered as world's largest manufacturer of quality pharmaceuticals, at affordable prices, which range for ANTI-TB, CARDIOVASCULARS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, ANALGESICS, anti- GOUT.

Benchmarked to International standards, LUPIN's world class manufacturing facilities are approved by international regulatory agencies like US FDA, UK MHRA, Japan's MHLW, TGA Australia, WHO, and the MCC South Africa. LUPIN's Drugs and products reach over 70 countries in the world.

His Excellency Hon'ble Governor Punjab Sh. Shivraj Patil bestowed 'Punjab Gaurav Award' upon LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal


*"Such bestowing motivates to work more and more towards social responsibilities": Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal 


* Occasion was the organisation of First Annual Corporate Summit 2012 by All India Technical and Management Association (AITMA)


Jalandhar: In a very short span of its inception, Lovely Professional University has been prominently ranked by different news-papers, magazines, electronic channels, well established government and private organizations and associations for its self-explanatory endeavours and achievements. On the same lines, now, Mr. Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University has recently been awarded 'Punjab Gaurav Award' by his Excellency Hon'ble Governor Punjab & Administrator UT Chandigarh, Sh. Shivraj Patil, at Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Chandigarh. The award was given to Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and excellence in the field of Technical Education, and for providing quality education to students. The occasion was the organisation of First Annual Corporate Summit 2012 on Bridging the Industry- Institutes Skill Gap by All India Technical and Management Association (AITMA), under the slogan of "Mission against Unemployment". 


After receiving the prestigious award, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said: "This award is, indeed, motivating me to continue making more and more such strives and has also put more responsibility on my shoulders to keep on proving myself up to the expectations of the makers of such coveted conferrals.  "He further said: "I and my team want to make LPU into a top 200 global universities of the world, under a mission to provide affordable quality higher education to the youth from each and every nook and corner of this globe." Adding more, Mr. Mittal revealed his firmness: "We will continue striving on the positive theme of bringing golden-tomorrow, designing a roadmap to make India as all time preferred education and employment hub."


In fact, AITMA is a Non Government Organisation, working in the field of welfare and career building of youth, aims to bring Education, Industries and Profession under one roof to bridge the gap between university curriculum, latest industry technology requirement and student know-how. AITMA specializes on creating employment specific courses by collaborating with different educational and industrial organization in India and abroad. 


Illustrative, Mr. Mittal is one of the great champions of higher education in India. In 2001, he established a small Institute of Management with a mission to provide affordable quality higher education to the youth from rural and semi urban areas of Punjab, surprisingly only having 240 students in the initial stages. With many illustrative successes and also Mr. Mittal's passion for providing holistic higher education, the institute soon spread its tentacles and became a great center of academic activities under his stewardship. Pulsing Institute ought to be under its own University; he devotedly planned out Lovely Professional University, which quickly attained wide name and fame, to be presently known as the largest University of India, imparting education to more than 25000 students, on a single campus, hailing from 28 states of India and 26 countries. Due to continuous shapes-reshapes through Mr. Mittal's hands, LPU has presently recognitions, affiliations, membership of many national as well as international apex bodies. 

Now Chinese Students, too, will study at Lovely Professional University

*Beijing Union University (BUU) China and Lovely Professional University inked MoU for the Collaborative Delivery of Academic Programmes


*Both Universities also tied-up to promote academic, cultural, extra-curricular and faculty exchanges


*‘Confucius Center’ will also be opened at LPU for teaching of Chinese language and culture not only for LPU Students but also of other Schools, Colleges & Universities 


Jalandhar:  After having a large number of international students from 26 countries from across globe, Lovely Professional University has now carved a way in China, too. From August 2012, LPU is expecting to welcome students from China. In this regard, LPU has inked an MoU with one of the largest and prestigious university of China- Beijing Union University (BUU), for the collaborative delivery of academic programmes, under 2+2, 3+1 arrangements, by students finishing first half of their programme in China and the remaining at LPU. As a beginning step to this initiative BUU will be sending exchange students in the areas of Information Technology, Business & Engineering, in August 2012. To sign this MoU, the highest authority of BUU Council, Chairman Prof Xu Yongli and five member  BUU delegation reached LPU for a two day visit and met Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal and Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Deans of the University to set up the academic collaborative programmes.  During this meeting, both the universities also decided to set up a ‘Confucius Center’- Chinese Language & Culture Learning Center at LPU.


Speaking on this collaboration, Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal mentioned: “Recognizing that there are many interests in common to both Universities; Our University and BUU are going to start academic programmes. In fact, India and China both share cultural and academic heritage for thousands of years and present initiative is going to revive the same.” He also informed that both the Universities have also tied to set up a Confucius Center at LPU for teaching of Chinese language and culture not only to LPU Students but also of other Schools, Colleges & Universities.


While talking, the Chairman of BUU Prof Yongli said: “We are very happy to establish our first and only partnership, in India, with LPU. In this context, support has come to us from the top Head of LPU.  Prior to this, a lot of Chinese students have crossed on the globe; now, they will be travelling to India for their Higher Education.” He further said: “We know that India is known for strong IT & Engineering Programmes. As such, we want our students to be exposed to higher standards of learning and become valuable part of the Global Manpower.” 


The present MoU is the most strenuous strive to integrate quality teaching resources of both institutions and foster the development of high-level application-oriented faculty who will be able to meet the educational needs of the regional economy. This collaboration is being hoped to prove itself as a ‘Might of knowledge’ as it is aimed to fulfill a shared desire of the two Universities in the areas of internationalization, modernization, and diversification of education, in order to improve the overall quality of education. The additional purposes are to share best practices in regards to curriculum, pedagogy, methodology, assessment, and other related matters to promote basic and applied research. Illustrative, BUU is formed by the merger of various branches of more than 30 key universities in Beijing, and provides world-class education for China’s top students. The university actively carries out scientific research projects and fosters international cooperation for academic and cultural exchange activities. 

Two-Day Academic Leadership Workshop is being conducted by two US Faculty Members at Lovely Professional University


*Key note speakers are top educationists from IOWA State University & San Francisco University of US


*Workshop aims to prepare leadership for 21st century educational systems


* 45 LPU and PTU's Deans, Directors and Department Heads are participating in the workshop


Jalandhar: LPU & PTU have been jointly organizing Two-Day Academic Leadership Workshop at Lovely Professional University. For its fruitful conduction, two US Deans, Dr James L Melsa, Dean, College of Engineering IOWA State University & Dr Walter Gmelch, Dean of the School of Education at University of San Francisco have offered Academic Leadership workshop. The best of workshop deliveries, through 13 sessions, are meant for 45 LPU and PTU's Deans, Directors and Department Heads. The entire focus of workshop remains to prepare leadership for 21st century educational systems and make world class Universities in Punjab in the next 10 years. Two Deans are supposed to spend one extra day with Top Management Team to help in preparing next five year strategic Plan- extremely important for future vision, mission, core values and objectives. 


Talking to Media, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “ Both Punjab Technical University and our University understand that as most of the academic heads are without any necessary training, this workshop is certain to settle them as trained academic leaders through this most important training through the hands of two prominent Academicians from the US Universities. Moreover, this activity is also to achieve excellence and become India’s leading centers of excellence in Research, Education and satisfying in solving social problems.”  The prominent participants who are attending the workshop are; from LPU-Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar; from PTU- Vice Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora, Registrar Dr HS Bains, Dean Dr Nachhattar Singh; Principal GNE Ludhiana Dr MS Saini and others.


The day one of the workshop remained focused on Adventures in Academic Leadership-transition from academic to leader; Strategic thinking; Visionary Leadership; Values and Systems Thinking; Decision Making; Communications; and, Conflict Management.  Welcoming the US Educationists, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal said: “We are thankful to the visiting US Deans who are going to make our these two days rich towards academic leadership acumen.” She also briefed that the objectives of the conduction will be to explore the trade-offs and pay-offs of leadership, to experience through simulation-the key skills of effective leadership and to develop strategies for effectively leading academic leaders. On this occasion, Vice Chancellor, PTU, Dr Rajneesh Arora emphasized that the workshop will be the most beneficial to all the participating Deans, Directors and Department Heads for their respective Institutions and Departments.


Telling truisms about Academic leaders, Dean Dr Melsa told the participants: “Academic leadership is the act of building a community of scholars to set direction and achieve common purposes through the empowerment of faculty & staff. The time of amateur administration is over.”  Whereas, Dr Walt Gmelch wanted all to remember: “There is no leadership cook-book. What is right for someone may not be right for others. As such, it is advised that use workshop to whet your appetite to learn more and more required. Also keep this in mind that there are differences between a ‘humanist’ and an ‘engineer’. The day two will cover the seven valuable topics: Measurements; Team-work; Facilitative Leadership; Empowerment; Performance Backing; Personal Development; and, Chairs and Deans Reading.


Illustrative, Dean Dr James L. Melsa, Iowa State University, is a member of numerous honour societies and serves on many boards and advisory councils for academic and professional programs. He has co-authored 11 books, including Linear Control Systems, a classic text used around the world, and 111 papers. On the other hand Dean Dr. Walter H. Gmelch has conducted research and written extensively on the topics of leadership, team development, conflict, and stress and time management. He has published numerous articles, books, and scholarly papers in national and international journals; and, is author of three books on team leadership. He is also editor for Academic Leadership, and the Center for Academic Leadership Newsletter.  Both the Deans have received numerous honours and awards.

Academic Leadership Workshop by Two Renowned American Faculty Members Concluded at Lovely Professional University


* LPU & PTU jointly funded the conference to prepare leaders of tomorrow


* "Effective leadership is to build a community of Colleagues": Educationists from IOWA State & San Francisco Universities of US


*45 LPU and PTU Deans, Directors and Department Heads got guided towards leadership for 21st century educational systems


Jalandhar: A massive conduction of two-Day Academic Leadership Workshop by two US Deans, to prepare leadership for 21st century educational systems, concluded on very positive notes at Lovely Professional University.  The renowned American educationists, Dr James L Melsa, Dean, College of Engineering IOWA State University & Dr. Walter H Gmelch, Dean, School of Education at University of San Francisco, explained about perception of academic leaders’ roles, through different sessions in two days, to all the 45 senior participants. The workshop also focused to have world class Universities in Punjab. On this occasion,  LPU Pro Chancellor, Ms. Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, Vice Chancellor PTU, Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Registrar Dr. HS Bains, Dean Dr. Nachhattar Singh; Prof Dr. OP Verma of Beant College of Engg & Tech Gurdaspur; Principal, CEC Landran, Dr. HS Sareen and other Deans and Department Heads for their respective Institutions were present as workshop participants.


During Workshop, Dr. Melsa & Dr. Gmelch advised the participating new leaders: "Be very clear why you want to be in a leadership position; become centered in your philosophy, values & beliefs; build a multilayered support network; develop your team; pay attention to national issues; collaborate well with others; find personal-professional balance; and, above all, take care of yourself-physically, socially, intellectually." Both of them made the participants awakened about the conceptual understanding towards the workshop: "Effective leadership is to build a community of Colleagues; Setting Direction; and, empowering others."  The Deans are also supposed to help Top Management Team to help in preparing next five year strategic Plan- extremely important for future.


Thanking the visiting US scholars, on behalf of all the participants, the Vice Chancellor of LPU Dr. Kanwar assured them that the training at the workshop is certain to bring forth trained academic leaders to achieve excellence in Research and Education not only in Punjab but India also.  On contacting, Dr. Verma and Dr. Sareen, respectively from Gurdaspur and Landra, also revealed their enthusiastic happiness towards the productive conclusion of the workshop.


The day two of the workshop covered seven valuable topics: Measurements; Team-work; Facilitative Leadership; Empowerment; Performance Backing; Personal Development; and, Chairs and Deans Reading. Whereas, day one had elaborations on Adventures in Academic Leadership-transition from academic to leader; Strategic thinking; Visionary Leadership; Values and Systems Thinking; Decision Making; Communications; and, Conflict Management. In fact, the main   objective of the conduction remained to explore the key skills of effective leadership and to develop strategies for effectively leading academic leaders.


It is worth noticing that of the two key speakers at the workshop, Dr. James Melsa serves on many boards and advisory councils for academic and professional programs. He has also co-authored many books. Whereas, Dr. Walter Gmelch has written extensively on the topics of leadership, team development, conflict, and stress and time management.

Two-Day Academic Leadership Workshop is being conducted by two US Faculty Members at Lovely Professional University


*Key note speakers are top educationists from IOWA State University & San Francisco University of US


*Workshop aims to prepare leadership for 21st century educational systems


* 45 LPU and PTU's Deans, Directors and Department Heads are participating in the workshop


Jalandhar: LPU & PTU have been jointly organizing Two-Day Academic Leadership Workshop at Lovely Professional University. For its fruitful conduction, two US Deans, Dr James L Melsa, Dean, College of Engineering IOWA State University & Dr Walter Gmelch, Dean of the School of Education at University of San Francisco have offered Academic Leadership workshop. The best of workshop deliveries, through 13 sessions, are meant for 45 LPU and PTU's Deans, Directors and Department Heads. The entire focus of workshop remains to prepare leadership for 21st century educational systems and make world class Universities in Punjab in the next 10 years. Two Deans are supposed to spend one extra day with Top Management Team to help in preparing next five year strategic Plan- extremely important for future vision, mission, core values and objectives. 


Talking to Media, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “ Both Punjab Technical University and our University understand that as most of the academic heads are without any necessary training, this workshop is certain to settle them as trained academic leaders through this most important training through the hands of two prominent Academicians from the US Universities. Moreover, this activity is also to achieve excellence and become India’s leading centers of excellence in Research, Education and satisfying in solving social problems.”  The prominent participants who are attending the workshop are; from LPU-Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar; from PTU- Vice Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora, Registrar Dr HS Bains, Dean Dr Nachhattar Singh; Principal GNE Ludhiana Dr MS Saini and others.


The day one of the workshop remained focused on Adventures in Academic Leadership-transition from academic to leader; Strategic thinking; Visionary Leadership; Values and Systems Thinking; Decision Making; Communications; and, Conflict Management.  Welcoming the US Educationists, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal said: “We are thankful to the visiting US Deans who are going to make our these two days rich towards academic leadership acumen.” She also briefed that the objectives of the conduction will be to explore the trade-offs and pay-offs of leadership, to experience through simulation-the key skills of effective leadership and to develop strategies for effectively leading academic leaders. On this occasion, Vice Chancellor, PTU, Dr Rajneesh Arora emphasized that the workshop will be the most beneficial to all the participating Deans, Directors and Department Heads for their respective Institutions and Departments.


Telling truisms about Academic leaders, Dean Dr Melsa told the participants: “Academic leadership is the act of building a community of scholars to set direction and achieve common purposes through the empowerment of faculty & staff. The time of amateur administration is over.”  Whereas, Dr Walt Gmelch wanted all to remember: “There is no leadership cook-book. What is right for someone may not be right for others. As such, it is advised that use workshop to whet your appetite to learn more and more required. Also keep this in mind that there are differences between a ‘humanist’ and an ‘engineer’. The day two will cover the seven valuable topics: Measurements; Team-work; Facilitative Leadership; Empowerment; Performance Backing; Personal Development; and, Chairs and Deans Reading.


Illustrative, Dean Dr James L. Melsa, Iowa State University, is a member of numerous honour societies and serves on many boards and advisory councils for academic and professional programs. He has co-authored 11 books, including Linear Control Systems, a classic text used around the world, and 111 papers. On the other hand Dean Dr. Walter H. Gmelch has conducted research and written extensively on the topics of leadership, team development, conflict, and stress and time management. He has published numerous articles, books, and scholarly papers in national and international journals; and, is author of three books on team leadership. He is also editor for Academic Leadership, and the Center for Academic Leadership Newsletter.  Both the Deans have received numerous honours and awards. 

Lovely Professional University collaborates with 400 years old University of Zagreb (Croatia)


*20 LPU Students will visit Croatia to promote Indian cultural heritage & quality higher 
   education


Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University has recently tied up with one of the prestigious and 400 years old, University of Zagreb, from Eastern European Country Croatia, to strengthen Internationalisation for LPU. In this regard, University representatives had been discussing to foster mobility & exchange of students & teaching staff. In response to the same, Dean Prof. Davor Romic & Vice Dean Prof. Milan Mesic from the faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb visited LPU and met Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Ms. Rashmi Mittal and Vice Chancellor Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar. The visiting educationists discussed mutual cooperation in relation to students & culture exchange programmes, faculty development, international projects in higher education & joint researches. On this occasion, an MOU was signed between both the Universities. Taking lead in this regard, 20 students of LPU will go to Croatia for the cultural performances to not only promote Indian culture but also to propagate quality Indian higher education.


Informing about the Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Romic said: "Our University is the leading higher education and science institution in the field of agriculture and technology sciences. We are always ready to share our gains in this field with other partner Universities." He added, "We are happy to share our expertise, under this tie-up, with the largest University of India- the great country which is going to be next super power. Moreover, such a relationship is must for any of the progressive University." In this context, valuable & interactive lectures, about agriculture and its importance, were also delivered by both the Croatian Professors for the awareness of the LPU students.


Talking about the purpose of present collaboration, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal said: "We are indeed very happy to collaborate with oldest and biggest Croatian university in South-Eastern Europe, with its comprehensive programmes and near 60,000 full-time students. We are also hopeful in regard to this tie-up, which is in a way marrying between Croatian High-End Technology and Indian Information Technology to bring forth the best research projects." Revealing strong desire to acquire the major role in the field of agricultural sciences, he added: "As India is a land with agriculture being the main occupation; we have introduced B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes in Agriculture Sciences to let students opt agriculture, too, as their career. 


Through this tie-up we anticipate to bring lot of new techniques and agricultural activities so that students may get well prepared as leaders of tomorrow for required change."  He further remarked that this tie up is also going to guide Indian farmers in relation to new technology available for advancement. In fact, both tied-up Universities aim to be actively involved in the international education and scientific system.