LPU thrashes Amity University to reach Quarter Final of North Zone Inter-university Football (Men) Championship

The ongoing North Zone Inter-University Football (Men) Championship 2012-13, which is being organised at Lovely Professional University, under the aegis of AIU (Association of India Universities), witnessed electrifying contests among teams from all across North India to secure berth in the quarter finals of the tournament. The Saturday morning witnessed huge rush in the University stadium, where in the home team of Lovely Professional University was cheered by a crowd of nearly 10,000 students from LPU.  The Pool A match saw LPU thrashing Amity University by a score of 2-1. Massi Dusu and Aman Chhetri of LPU scored goal for their team in the first and second half which has now gone into the quarters and will play with PTU for a slot in the quarter final. PTU is the defending champions of the tournament, having won gold in last year. In another clash of Pool B, Delhi University defeated Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar with a score of 4-0.  In another match played between Aligarh Muslim University vs Jamia Milia Islamia; Jamia Milia Islamia won with a score of 2-0. The fourth match featured Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa vs Kurukshetra University. In this match both the teams unable to make any goal and played for plenty shoot out. Again there was tie breaker and finally in a second tie breaker Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa defeat Kurukshetra University by a margin of 1-0.

Massi Dusu of LPU, on his success in securing the goal for the host team, said, “I have played football in my home country in Africa for long, but playing in India for my University LPU has been a matter of pride for me. I am so ecstatic that I contributed in the success of my team over arch rivals Amity. I will try to continue with my good run in forthcoming games as well.”

LPU organised World Food Mart on Conclusive World Tourism Day Celebrations

* The event was organized in collaboration with Punjab Heritage & Tourism Promotion Board

* Students displayed more than 50 international dishes including Italian, American, Canadian, British, Korean, Chinese, Mexican, Australian, Lebanese, Nepalese, Thai and others

*Event also showcased various tourism destinations through unique fashion shows

*Many of the University international students also participated and showcased their food and culture.

Jalandhar: The School of Hospitality of Lovely Professional University celebrated World Tourism Day in collaboration with Punjab Heritage & Tourism Promotion Board.   Mini World food Mart was organised on its conclusive day, where display of more than 50 International Cuisines was held. During many competitions organized; students from the School of Hospitality revealed proficiency in different cooking styles, fashions, tastes and other habits existing in the world.  More than 200 students prepared highly appreciated international dishes, including Italian, American, Canadian, British, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Australian, Lebanese, Nepalese, Indian & many others. The event also showcased various tourism destinations through unique fashion shows. Many of the University international students also participated and showcased their food and culture.

Motivating the students of the School of Hospitality, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Tourism around the world in general and in India in particular is expected to be on an immense increase. Authentic Govt reports are making to anticipate that tourism sector will develop fast as second largest employer in the world with about 40 million jobs. It is going to place India at the third position in world tourism market with capital investment worth US$ 94.5 billion, by 2019, in tourism and travel sector.” Expressing pleasure over the organization, he also congratulated all the participating students. 

Prior to this, on the first day, observing the theme of the World Tourism Day 2012-‘Tourism and Sustainable Energy’;  emphasis on the energy conservation in present times;  importance of a cleaner environment that would eventually place India with the  standards of the developed countries;  relevance of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ in today’s scenario were also talked about in details. First day schedule also held international and national fashion shows, skit designed and performed by students, accompanied with various dance performances. The conclusion of the event witnessed prize distribution ceremony for the best appearances in dance, fashion shows, Rangoli, Quiz & Cuisine preparing competitions. 

LPU Witnessed Colourful Inauguration of AIU’s North Zone Inter University Football Championship (Men), Under the Aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

*720 Players from 40 Universities will compete to enter national championship, to be held in West Bengal

*Managing Director, State Bank of Patiala, Mr Achal Kumar Gupta was the Chief Guest *Championship to continue up to 3rd October 2012 

Jalandhar: To meet nation’s strong requirement of the best of sportsmen; Lovely Professional University witnessed, today, multihued and vibrant inauguration of AIUs’ North Zone Inter University Football Championship (Men). Being held under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, New Delhi; the championship will see 720 Players from 40 Universities competing to further enter national championship, at Vardhman University West Bengal.  The Chief Guest, Managing Director, State Bank of Patiala, Mr Achal Kumar Gupta hoisted the sports flag to inaugurate the championship. He was accompanied by Chairman Lovely Group Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice-chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Director General Er HR Singla. The morning ceremony where participating contingents were holding aloft banners and flags of their respective universities, remained one of the main attractions. Maintaining the visible sportsman spirit all around, symbolic balloons and pigeons were also released by Dr. Gurdeep Singh, Under Secretary (Sports), AIU. 

Representing their respective University, near 100 Officials, Team Managers have been accompanying the players. 50 Sports experts from Punjab Football Association have also been specially invited as Match commissioner/Referees to maintain true sportsman spirit throughout. The event has been named as ‘Football Fury 2012’ because of such a high level of competition involved. 

 On this occasion,  LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal welcomed all the players and officials. He also expressed his happiness by saying: “We are glad to be the third time partner of AIU to host such a mammoth event.  This time, through this championship, the grafting of true sportsman spirit within students will certainly make them to excel as leaders of the world.  For competing students, this is undoubtedly a high level platform from where many foot-ballers, of national & international eminence, like I M Vijayan, Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri have already proved their worth to the world.” 

Illustrative, after opening ceremony in the morning hours, the first and opening match of the Championship was held between Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad & Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana; where former defeated the latter by 2-0. The last day of the championship, 3rd October 2012, will witness closing ceremony, Showcase Match & Prize Distribution. In between on all the days different tournament matches will be held daily, from 7 am to 6 pm, among all the participating Universities. All Matches will be played as per AIFF rules adopted by AIU New Delhi. 

LPU Organised International Robotics Challenge (IRC) Workshop

  *Similar workshops are also being conducted in 9 International Zonal Centers including Australia,  USA, Thailand, Indonesia, UAE  

Jalandhar:  The School of Computer Science from Faculty of Technology & Sciences of Lovely Professional University organised two-day Zonal round of International Robotics Challenge (IRC) Workshop. Similar workshops are also being conducted in 9 International Zonal Centers including Australia, USA, Thailand, Indonesia, UAE, Egypt, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Iran. India’s premier leader in Robotics & Embeded Systems- Robosapiens Technology was partner in the said conduction. The workshop covered various practical activities which enriched the development of Autonomous Robots, Sensors Array interfacing skills of the participants. Experienced faculty from IIT Bombay & Robosapiens, Mr Tarique Aziz & Mr Aman Gupta had specially visited LPU to guide and motivate the participating students. The IRC workshop aimed to provide a platform to students to further prove their mettle amongst the International teams. The participants to this were from the LPU Schools of Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Many other institutes also participated in the event. The two days of the event saw a theoretical workshop followed by practical competitions among participants of twelve teams comprised of 5 members each.   

Students got a hand on experience of Micro-controller programming on Robosapiens iBot. They also had understanding of various gripping and sliding mechanisms, various nuances of Grid solving techniques along with the theoretical sessions. The workshop was conducted in consonance with 9 other zonal centers across India. Illustrative, the winners from each of the ten zonal centers will further compete for the national level final at IIT Bombay TECHFEST, to be held on 3 - 5 January, 2013.   Winners from here will be given golden opportunity to compete with other winners from across the globe. Winners will be awarded with handsome cash prizes and valuable certificates & coveted citations.

Congratulating the participants, LPU Vice Chancellor, Dr Ramesh Kanwar expressed his gladness: “We are happy to note that our promising students availed of this international level opportunity.  By participating in the tough competition, they have expanded their horizons by understanding, designing and programming robot models to have first-hand experience of the robot world.” He added: “After showing their worth at the zonal level our students will compete at national and international level to further win laurels for their alma-mater.” He also informed that the students, from the winning team and other eager ones, will be further prepared to participate in International Robot Olympiad (IRO) to be finally held in Malaysia. 

On contacting some of the participating students Sanjay Kandpal, Satyendra Shukla, Squib Alam, Rahul Sharma, B Deepika, D Praveen Krishna, Arvinder Kaur, Ankit Paswan; they were of the view that the IRC workshop was a great learning experience towards basics of Robot working, Robot Concepts and related basics of electronic Circuits: "We have certainly learnt novel methods which could not have been possibly learnt from some other dais."

LPU organised “Kavi Sammelan” to let Students uphold Indian Culture & Values

*14 Promising Poets of the university enthralled the audience through their presentations

*The theme of the ‘Sammelan’ remained: "Ho gayi hai peer parvat si, pighalni chahiye; Is himalaye se, koi ganga nikalni chahiye"

Jalandhar:  Lovely Professional University organised enthralling “Kavi Sammelan” so that students might keep on imbibing the Indian values, holding aloft the flag of great Indian Cultural heritage. The theme of the ‘Sammelan’ remained: "Ho gayi hai peer parvat si, pighalni chahiye; Is himalaye se, koi ganga nikalni chahiye". 14 Promising Poets of the university enthralled the audience through their marvelous presentations on different modes and moods. Highlighting among these remained Politics, Corruption, Bravery, Patriotism, Laughter, Love & Social. University’s Student Project Cell had made this drive under the banner ‘Rashtriya Manak Hindi Bhasha Samiti’ to commemorate ‘Hindi Diwas’. The Director General of the University, Er H R Singla was the Chief Guest of the event. 

Being overwhelmed with the great emotions expressed by the young and modern generation of young poets at LPU; he congratulated and further inspired all the participants: “The talent showcased by the students of Professional Programmes and of different regions has much to be appreciated and applauded. This is real Unity in Diversity, as the students hailing from diverse fields and creeds have orated and expressed the common feelings of common men/women.  Our university will keep on organizing such events so that students may nourish within them a spirit of nationalism and national character.”

Illustrative, sudden showers of rain tried to hinder the organization; however, the event went on with flow of deep seated emotions of the budding poets to make it a grand success, indeed. The audience did not budge from their seats even for a moment or an inch. On contacting some of the participating poets, Priyanshu K “Delaer”, Anant Bhardwaj, Mohd Saffiullah, Kajal Kishori, Shashank Trivedi, Kumar Sataym, they wanted such organizations to continue to have a great cathartic effort and to remain connected to Indian Values and culture.         

LPU saw conclusion of mammoth International Conference on Computing Sciences

*“Failing is a great learning to do much better next”: Prof G Singh, Kansas State University, USA

Jalandhar: The School of Computer Applications, Lovely Professional University saw conclusion of two day "Turing100-International Conference on Computing Sciences".  This Conference was dedicated to Alan Mathison Turing, Father of Computer Science. The two day Conference was inaugurated by LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal. On the conclusive day, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Ramesh Kanwar bid farewell to all, under promise to meet again every year, making this organization an annual event. He mentioned: “LPU has already created huge research facilities in the campus and in future would be working for lot of collaborative research work.” He informed that the Center of Excellence for Water Research would be set in India along with partners from US, UK, South Africa and Israel. He also said that dialogue for Joint Researches with prominent Universities of the world, including University of Cambridge, has already been started. 

During this two day organization, eminent scholars from USA, Prof Amlan Chakraborty, Princeton University increased knowledge about recent research trends in Quantum Algorithms and the Related Circuit Synthesis. Prof Shashi K. Gadia, Iowa State University told about India's role in Advancement of Computing: Past, Present, and Future. Prof Gurdip Singh, Kansas State University presented novel thoughts for “Middleware for Pervasive and Cyber-Physical Systems”. Prof Atul G Kelkar, Iowa State University, explained about Modelling, Simulation, and Integrated Design of Complex Dynamic Systems for Challenges, Benefits, and Trends. Prof Ethirajan GovindaRajan, President, Pentagram Research Centre (P) Limited Hyderabad spoke ‘On the Notion of a Geometric Filter. 

Inspiring the students to continue the process of Research and not to get frustrated in between, Prof Gurdip Singh, Kansas State University said: “Research is a process of continuation and elimination. During this process no work is a wasted effort. To control your frustration try to learn from the so considered waste effort. Next time the researcher has not to go that way but to the other. Failing is a great learning to do much better next.” 

Keynote speakers of the conference were experts in the field of Computing, from the prestigious Universities of America, Industry and many reputed Indian Universities.  More than 1000 researchers had registered and participated in the Conference.  The output of this conference is now further leading towards joint collaborative research projects with Kansas State University, Iowa State University, IBM Research Labs and Pentagram Research Centre.  Faculty members and students of the School of Computer Applications together strived hard for the success of the conference. 

LPU organising two-day International Conference on Computing Sciences- “Turing100- ICCS”

*Eminent Scientists, Academicians from Princeton University USA, IBM etc are participating as speakers

* “Only a practical outcome of such Scholarly Conferences can help the society”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal

* More than 1000 academicians & students are taking active part in the conference

 Jalandhar:  The School of Computer Applications of Lovely Professional University has been organizing a two-day International Conference on Computing Sciences-"Turing100- ICCS”. Eminent Scientists, Academicians & personalities of Illustrious backgrounds from  US Universities like Princeton University, Kansas State University, IOWA State University; IBM Research Labs; Pentagram Research Centre & of Many reputed Indian Universities are  participating in the conference, to be concluded on  15th September, 2012.  About 90 speakers will present their highly valuable thoughts on both of the days.More than 1000 academicians & students are taking active part in the conference. The Conference was inaugurated by the Chief Patron of the Conference- LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal by lighting of the lamp. He was accompanied by the patrons of the conference, Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal & Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar.

Speaking on the different topics of Computing Sciences Interest, the visiting scholars from US Universities informed how new technology is going to revolutionize our life for day to day betterment and advancement.  Even the global technology and innovation company-IBM, which is Leader of the world, showcased its view point how computing sciences stand for progress around the world.  The Speakers touched the topics of keen interest like Security and Privacy; Data Engineering; Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence; Mathematical theory of Computability; Internet and Services Computing; Hardware Systems and Architecture; Steering Committee.

Inaugurating the Conference, the Chief Patron of the Conference- LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “We have organized this International Conference on Computing Sciences to pay homage to the Father of modern Computer Sciences-Alan Turing, by celebrating his 100th Birth centenary at LPU.  While welcoming the top international and national speakers of eminence; I implore all other registered participants to make the most of this conference practically. The view-points from great personalities should not be considered as paper work only.” He also held: “This conference is certainly going to further help the student to learn to invent and integrate hardware, software and services to help forward-thinking and in building a safe & a smarter planet. 

In fact, Year 2012 marks the 100th Birth Centenary of Alan Turing. Though he was born in London, he was conceived in British India. During his relatively brief life, Turing made a unique impact on the History of Computing, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptanalysis, Developmental Biology and mathematical theory of computability."

His Excellency Governor of Puducherry Dr Iqbal Singh visited Lovely Professional University

*“Students should learn to be Job Creators instead of  being Job-Seekers”: Hon’ble Governor Dr Iqbal Singh

* Hon,ble Dr Iqbal Singh also interacted with students from Puducherry

Jalandhar: His Excellency Governor of Puducherry, Dr Iqbal Singh made a special visit to Lovely Professional University, today. On his first visit to LPU, after his appointment as Governor, he was presented with guard of honour and welcomed by the Chairman Lovely Group Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar & Director General Er HR Singla to the campus. He was also led on a campus visit, where he interacted with the students, especially students from Puducherry. The Division of Student Affairs had arranged a befitting welcoming programme for the elite guest, at SBRM Auditorium of the University, amid massive gathering of LPU’s Engineering and Management students.  

While addressing the Engineering and Management students of the University, Dr Iqbal singh wished all of them for their bright future ahead, under able guidance of their mentors at the university:  “Our country is making fast strides in all fields with the active involvement of educated and visionary Indian youth like you. Students of today ought to learn to be Job creators rather than being mere job-seekers.” He also invoked LPU youth to be ever ready to work for the establishment of a secular caste-creed-region-religion less society. Congratulating LPU, Hon’ble Governor mentioned: “I am very happy to see a large number of students from all the states of India and many other countries studying at the vast LPU Campus with world class infrastructure. I have interacted with the students of Puducherry-a very distant place from here- which clearly indicates that a student can travel thousands of miles in search of good education.”  Hon’ble Dr Singh asked the students to also visit Puducherry, as it is a wonderful tourist spot -a quite peaceful and fast growing place, ideal for tourist industry in India. 

Illustrative, born in a Freedom Fighters family, Lieutenant Governor Dr IQBAL SINGH is inheriting the spirit of patriotism, and has always endeavoured to work for the cause of National Integration.  He is working diligently to spread the message of “Peace, Non-Violence and improvement of Gandhian Philosophy in 21st Century”.  Moreover, having great passion for literature, music and education; he is adviser to several leading Trusts and Educational Institutions.  Seized of the global problem of “Climate Change” and “Global Warming”, he has been an active advocate of sustainable practices and has regularly conducted several environment programmes to drive home the importance of reducing emission of green house gases. He has been a globetrotter and has visited nearly 13 countries. He has been a consistent advocate of the ideology that “God is One” who transcends beyond religions. 

LPU Organised 2nd ALUMNI Reunion

* More than 2000 Alumni Participated
 “Be hard working & sincere to the profession you are with”: ChancellorAshok Mittal to alumni
* Showcasing of Alumni Gallery, Annual Alumni Elections, Cultural activities were attractive features of the day
* Vishu Grover, Khusboo Anand, Sandeep were elected as President, Vice President & General Secretary for LPU  
   Alumni Association 2012-13
* Alumni like Saloni, presently drawing salary of Rs 17 Lakh per annum & settled in UK, also visited alma-mater
Jalandhar: Lovely professional University organized its 2nd Alumni Reunion   with great fanfare, where more than 2000 alumni took part. The organization was a mega reunion where LPU Alumni gathered with their families, to reminisce,   get updated and reconnect with yester-years’ national & international class-fellows. During showcasing of Alumni Gallery, Alumni shared their LPU experiences and its impact on their career. Annual Alumni Elections, Cultural activities were other attractive features of the day. For LPU Alumni Association (LPUAA) 2012-13; Vishu Grover, Khusboo Anand, Sandeep were elected as President, Vice President & General Secretary, respectively. Priya Malik, Founder & CEO Finesse was declared Alumni of the Year. Noted Alumni from TCS, WIPRO, INFOSYS, NOKIA, SEIMENS, ACCENTURE, Indian Navy & Military and many other corporate sectors, were present. 

The Reunion was inaugurated with the lighting of the Lamp. Speaking on the occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “LPU feels elated on seeing its many illustrious alumni as leaders in Industry, Academia, Public Sector Enterprises and Government Services. In fact, important asset of University is its Alumni Force. We are proud as you have done well in bringing good name to your University; in turn, you also must be feeling proud as your university has also done very well with many illustrative achievements, up-till now!” According an advice, he motivated alumni: “Keep on working hard for your working places and prove your competency and capacity. Make your organizations dependent upon you for your work culture and be sincere to the profession you are with.  Now you are to act as a binding force to further strengthen the visualization as well as the realization of the vision and mission of the University by opening alumni chapters wherever you are settled.  Devoted and dedicated efforts of us all, especially from you, will always keep LPU’s Flag sky-soaring.” Present along with him on the dais were  Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Director General Er HR Singla,  Senior Dean Dr Sanjay Modi, Registrar Dr Monica Gulati, Director DSCS Mr Navien Juneja.

On intervals, the talented LPU students from Division of Student Affairs entertained alumni their members of family and friends. An opportunity was also given to every alumnus to share his/her experience with LPU, and its impact on their career. Some of them reminisced about their stay at LPU. All the participants opined that the alumni could play an active role in further growth and development of LPU and also pledged their active support for the same.

Some of the alumni including Bharat Gupta, System Configuration Specialist, Aon Hewitt; Prince Bali, MBA 2008 Deputy Manager, Extra-marks Education Pvt. Ltd; Rimzim Gill  B.Tech M.Tech Biotech-2011, Research scholar (Bio-Resource Engg) at Mc Gill University, Montreal;   shared their marvellous experiences at LPU. An alumni from B.Tech CSE(Hons.)-2007, Saloni Madhok, Greenwich University, London, who also participated in Bhangra Team for London Olympics closing ceremony, said:   “I feel so lucky to be LPU alumni because I know what I am today is only because of LPU.” At present, she is working as Senior Recruitment Event Assistant at Greenwich University, with annual pay of more than 19,000 pounds (17 Lakh INR). Similarly, MBA-2008 batch student Anubhav, Saudi Arabian Airlines, holds: “I have qualified UGC-NET, UGC-JRF and now IAS- prelims and the credit for this all goes to the education system of LPU.” 
Illustrative, LPUAA is to effectively use the experiences and knowledge of Alumni so that they forward their potentialities and capabilities as legacy to their juniors. Apart from serving as a base for information about the alumni, it also organizes events important to alumni, alma mater and in the interest of the nation. It will also be actively engaged in building bridges both academic and industry, to provide unique opportunities for the students.

7600 Students Awarded Degrees: Largest Ever Convocation in LPU

*LPU organized 2nd Convocation for 2011 pass out students  

*Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor of world-leading University of Cambridge, UK, was the Chief Guest of the Day

* “Graduating students have further responsibilities to use their learnt skills to serve the society” VC, University of Cambridge

Jalandhar: LPU organized its 2nd Convocation, the largest ever convocation in the University campus, to confer M Phil, Post Graduate, Graduate Degrees and Diplomas.  Over 7600 students, of the 2011 batch of both LPU and Lovely Institutes were awarded with Degrees/Diplomas for their academic achievements.  Chief Guest of the Day was Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and one of the greatest academicians of the world. The event was presided over by LPU Chancellor, Mr Ashok Mittal. 
Among the 7600 students, who were awarded degrees; 27 students were awarded with Gold Medals, 86 with Batch Toppers Academic Honors & 60 students got M.Phil Degrees. The event also saw one of the largest academic processions, constituted of 200 academicians of the University, which was led by Hon’ble Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz , escorted by Chairman Lovely Group Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar &  Director General HR Singla. 

Chancellor Mr Mittal delivered the welcome address and also briefed about University’s  research accomplishments including numerous publications, academic & sports achievements, strength of University in IT domain, tie-ups with numerous international universities, and vast diversity of campus that is represented by students coming from 26 countries of the world. The Chancellor mentioned, “Though lot has been achieved in a short span of time but expectation of society from us is still very large. The University’s next goal is to excel in the area of research and innovations for the betterment of society and we have already started making progress in these areas. He said “The University has accelerated its journey towards excellence and will surely achieve its goal of Transforming Education Transforming India.”  He further congratulated the graduating students of the university and urged them to promote the vision of the university and contribute to society after passing the corridors of LPU.

Delivering the Convocation Address Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz inspired the students: “ Celebrate your achievements as you are embarking on the new chapter of your life. LPU has provided you with specific skills and with these acquisitions you will be much in demand for jobs and bright career.” Clearing the concept of education to the new graduating students, he further said: “The real concept of the education is to support others through what you have learnt. This ceremony is great opportunity to remind you all that you have further responsibilities to use your learnt skills for others- Use your ability to serve the society and enjoy your future. Your university is always with you in future too.”     

Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Vice Chancellor, LPU read the annual report where he mentioned: “LPU Faculty relentlessly strives in instilling ethics and good human values in our students so that they become globally competitive professionals and good citizens of the society to solve 21st century problems of the world dealing with water, food, energy, health, infrastructure and sustainability.” In his report DR. Kanwar gave a special mention on the faculties 250+ research papers which have been published in national and international journals. Also, he mentioned about the research grants received from bodies like DRDO, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology and Center for International Co-operation in Science etc. He gave details about the consultancy projects which have been taken by faculty with corporate like Coca Cola, Next Care, Videocon, Mind Clinic and patents that have been published in more than 140 countries.

The Honourable Guest, Professor Borysiewicz also bestowed honour upon and distributed medals to the meritorious students, for their illuminating scholastic achievements. This followed the exhortation ceremony wherein the newly degree-holders vowed to work towards the betterment of the society. The convocation ceremony came to a close with the National Anthem.

LPU organised Bartending Workshop

*Hundreds of Students from the School of Hospitality learnt Bar-Tending & Flair-tending 

Jalandhar: An ‘Advance Bartending Workshop’ was organized by the School of Hospitality at Lovely Professional University. The purpose was to provide the practical aspect of Bartending to the Hospitality students, so that they may get easily globally fit, after their studies. Professional bartenders discussed about the latest trends of Bar-Tending in the hospitality Industry. During the workshop more than 200 students got awareness about Mixology & essential basics of Cocktails & Mock tails.  The students also learnt about the art and basics of flair-tending. To make workshop livelier, there was a fire-flaring too. Students themselves prepared Mock-tails and also went for flaring, along with professional bartenders.  For this, innovative international trainers, owning chain of national and international trend setting bartending training centers, had been specially invited.  

LPU Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal informed: “Being more than a workshop, this organization was indeed a training-cum-interactive session for the students.  Through it students got an opportunity to learn two important skills, that of both Bar-Tending & Flair-tending.” She further added: “In fact, keeping in mind the demands of current & future hospitality sector; we always want to ascertain overall development of our students. Thus, making them go for novel globalized trends and traditions, towards their relevant study programmes, we yearn to see them easily and preferably employed throughout the world.”
Illustrative, looking to spice up their repertoire, Bartenders add ‘Flair-tending’ to their professional skills. Flair-tending is the art of flipping bottles, doing bar tricks and overall showmanship for the bar. Working flair is being able to flip a bottle randomly, as bartending goes on. Some Bartenders go on to advanced flair-skills with their ability to wow customers and also for competition purposes.

Contacting some of the students, Shubham, Musoni Richard, Rachna, Ishu, Somya; they were of the view: “We have learnt excellent techniques about all the necessary know-how's, recipes, theories at Bartending workshop. We have also learnt to create some great mixes, using creative garnishing techniques. Besides classic hangover drink, we have also been taught to setup a mobile bar and ingredients for Home Bar also.” 

First Year Engineering Students at LPU underwent Robotic Experiences through ‘Tech-o-Vision’

*Learnt Robotics by actually making the robots

Jalandhar: Robotics & Intelligent System Community of Lovely Professional University (RISC-LPU) organised 2nd annual ‘TECH-O-VISION’ to guide University’s first year engineering students towards working with Robots. This Fun Event was to learn robotics by actually making a robot. More than 600 students of Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering put on tremendous competitive efforts. Students participated enthusiastically in interesting competitions like Robo-soccer, Mantle- Dismantle, Steady Hand, Tech-o- Freak and others. 

During the competition of Robo-soccer, participants scored goals by operating the robots; in Mantle- Dismantle   competing student dismantled & assembled a bicycle in just 15 minutes; and, Steady Hand saw a ring followed through a wire with no touching. For these competitions, Ekant, Prem and Debapriya were declared winners for both Robo-Soccer and Steady Hands; Narendra, Deepesh, Vikas Raman for Mantle-Dismantle and Rahul, Kapil, Deepak for Techno Freak.

Congratulating the young winners, LPU Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal informed: “We always want our students to get knowledge more in practical form than mere bookish.  To inculcate this feature of practical learning, we have not only re-designed curriculum but engaged senior students also to mentor young minds in identifying technical aspects practically. That is why Robotics Community at the University has been established to accommodate new students in ever progressive technical environment. Under this organization (RISC-LPU), seniors work with juniors to share their know-how so that the cycle of knowledge dissemination carries on.” Ms Mittal further said that RISC-LPU will continue working on various result oriented innovative projects, in future too. 

Two of the winners of the competitions, Debapriya and Deepesh said: “We are happy that we have participated and won the healthy competitions, learning more of technical skills in practical form.  We will keep robo-models used in competitions life-long with us as souvenirs. These models will make us remembering this great day of initial competition and practical-learning at LPU.