*Counsellors and Study Centre Heads from across India utilized the conduction
*LPU DE has, at present, more than 250 Study Centres, in India and abroad
Jalandhar: At present, Lovely Professional University’s Directorate of Distance Education has strong network of more than 250 Study Centres, in India and abroad, enabling students to select one which is easily accessible to them. These Study Centres act as access points for advice, counselling and various other student support services, as required for Distance Education. In order that the aspiring students may be benefitted to the maximum extent, LPU did specially strive to equip the Distance Education Study Centres’ Counsellors with latest & world-wide implemented Student-counselling techniques. In this context, two Days’ training sessions were organised at the University campus. About 50 Counsellors, Study Centre Heads of various centres of Gujarat, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Uttar-Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh got the skilful training.
Speaking on the organisation of the valuable sessions, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr. Ashok Mittal said: “Our Directorate of Distance Education maintains that such training programmes are very essential and are in the interest of the present as well as would be distance education students. Study Centres, being the points of contact on behalf of the University, these must be equipped with complete know-how about the University, Programmes Curriculum, Policies, Rules and Regulations, various systems and beliefs of the University. On these lines, such training programmes are conducted from time to time to ensure that each new as well as old member of the LPU DE family must gain the required exposure and awareness about the trends and traditions in the present day realms of Distance Education.” In fact, activities like this make LPU Distance Education unique and self-explanatory about its quality consciousness and focus orientation.
The Sessions opened under healthy interactions, with the participating counsellors, providing complete information about LPU Distance Education, its recognitions, accreditations and regularly extendable support by the University for Students and Study Centres. Various resource persons from the Directorate of Distance Education trained the participants with new counselling techniques and oriented them about the use of LPU e-Connect, an Online Portal for students and study centres, Academic Terminologies and Examination Patterns. Mock Counselling session involving participants were also held during the unique training. The participants got many of their queries quenched during the interactive sessions.
Illustrative, LPU e-Connect is ANY TIME ANY WHERE strong online connection between Students, Study Centres and the University. On-Line Portal facilitates the students towards different academics and administrative requirements, under the motto "Your Education Your Way". With 24X7 accessibility, LPU e-connect is a boon for the students as they can learn as per their convenience, even with their other commitments and occupations. Students enrolled under LPU DE are allotted a personalised User ID and Password through which they can access various interactive and dynamic features, like: e-Resources which provide easy access to Scheme, Syllabi, eBooks, Schedules; e-Communication for interactive two-way communication to get various information, updates and notices through e-announcements, e-messages; e-Tests, which evaluate students online and provides on the spot Result. Similarly Course Connect, Exams Connect, My Account, Chat, Forum, Grievance Cell, Feed-back, Contact Details etc are much helpful to a distance education student.