Famous Bollywood Stars Kunal Kapoor & Huma Qureshi entertained LPU Students

Jalandhar: Upholding the festive fervour these days, Bollywood Stars of upcoming Hindi movie ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ entertained LPU Students, today. Publicized to be Bollywood's first ‘food film’, the visiting stars of it - Kunal Kapoor and Huma Qureshi shared many of the  famous dialogues and scintillating  songs of this luscious comedy film. The stars danced, acted, sang and let thousands of LPU students enjoy each and every antic of theirs.  Even the foreign students from 30 countries were seen swaying, in their own style, on film’s experimental and amusing Punjabi music, based on modern sounds, elements of rap mingled with tunes of flute, dhol, rabab etc.  The film is going to hit theatres on 2nd November 2012. 

For this organization, LPU Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal held: "Off and on, we want to have such activities for our students, who otherwise regularly undergo their international level hard study- programmes. Such organizations bring not only purgation of emotions but also a lot of things for students, like new experience, entertainment, awareness and also evoke inspiring messages in them.”

In an exclusive interview with LPU team, the visiting star Huma Qureshi, of 'Gangs of Wasseypur' fame, equated her roles with tests as students undergo: "For me, each role is like a test... as you have tests in your classes... that's how I approach my characters.”  Inspiring the young students to do big in life, Kunal Kapoor advised: “I don't think there is any better time to take risks than now. If you are not taking risks then you end up doing boring work. So, always step ahead to achieve big.” Worth mentioning, Kunal has been only a part of big-bannered movies-Rang De Basanti and Don-2.

Search Engine Giant- ‘Google’ investing in Jalandhar, too, to promote latest google technology

*One of LPU students has been chosen Manager, Google Developers Group Jalandhar (GDG Jalandhar)

*GDG Jalandhar organised “Devfest – 2012” with total financial support of Google

*Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful

Jalandhar: Since founded in 1998, Google has packed a lot into a relatively young life and has grown to serve many billions of users and customers around the world. Inspiring developers everywhere in the world through 349 Google Technology User Group (GTUG) Chapters, in 95 countries; Google has also constituted many Google Developer Groups in top cities of the world. In accordance, one of Lovely Professional University students, Bibin Babu, has been chosen as Manager, Google Developers Group Jalandhar (GDG Jalandhar), too.  On being Google's great part, Bibin Babu organised “Devfest – 2012”, Punjab’s first ever Developers Conference, under power and sponsorship of Google.  The fest focused on Google technologies - Android, Android Apps, Google Maps, API, Google Docs, HTML5, Innovation, Entrepreneurship in IT and lot more. This organisation was attended by hundreds of students, from different institutions. 

On this occasion,  prominent  speakers, Mr Uttam Tripathi (Programme Head,  Google India); Mr Mani Doraisamy (CTO, Orange Scape); Mr Pankaj Bharti (Associate Consultant, Infosys);  Mr Navein Juneja (Sr Director, Student Career Services, LPU); Mr Vishu Grover (CEO, Innovation R&D); Mr Chaitanya (Director, Nadeus Educations); Mr Sudhir Singh (Co-chairman, Yi Youth Affairs) and Mr Bikramjit Singh (Director, Scintillation), added much to the knowledge.  
Bibin Babu, a B Tech (IT)-MBA (HR) LPU student of final year informs: “In regard to such activities, LPU GDG is a university based open group of members, having its foundation at Lovely Professional University, Punjab (India). These are to use, learn, share and contribute to Google Technologies and to the wonderful World of Open Source. There are large no of developer communities, discretely located, in and around LPU but they are currently not running in coordination with each other. We, through LPU GDG aim at bringing them all under common umbrella for the betterment of all.”

Bibin Babu, is also Co-chairman of Yi-CII (Young Indians- Confederation of Indian Industries) LPU Net and Ambassodor -  Bloomberg (North India), launched “Convivial”, the upcoming socio-technology event by the Google community.  

He further said that three more such chapters are being launched through ours-LPU GDG: “We are always looking for more to join us in this journey. We conduct regular meet-ups to discuss & share new knowledge among the Google group and enjoy the company of fellow developers, who are free to join and experience. We too have our Google+ page on which regular updates and event, do-it-yourself, easy tutorials are being posted that are even understandable by the beginners. Follow our Page now. We have also developed a Developer Collab website, where one can find all the projects created by Developers under Google Developer Groups, LPU. Our main purpose is giving the Developers a public platform where they are able to use and implement Google Technologies/Open Source Technologies and sometimes even any Technology, and showcase their Project to the outer world.”  This all is aimed at bringing the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web, and making all of Google better by including people, their relationships and their interests. 

In fact, GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that offer speaker sessions across product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. Each GDG DevFest is inspired by, and uniquely tailored to the needs of the hosting developer community. While no two events are exactly alike, each GDG DevFest, at its core, is powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen.

LPU organised 4th annual University Youth Festival 2012-‘Youth Vibe’

*More than 800 winner-students of Intra School Talent Hunt, held at University, participated hugely

* Students from LPU’s 29 Schools competed for 20 categories

*Participants also enjoyed Dandiya Sandhya, on successful outcome of the fest

Jalandhar: More than 800 winner-students of Intra School Talent Hunt from 29 Schools of Lovely Professional University competed for 20 categories at LPU’s 4th annual University Youth Festival 2012-‘Youth Vibe’. The attractive feature of the fest remained enjoyment sought by more than 20,000 viewer- students, from 28 states of India & 30 countries, who encouraged participants’ performances, at different scheduled venues of the university.  The Chief Guest of the day, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal inaugurated the Festival by lighting of the lamp. He was accompanied by Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Director General Er HR Singla.

After inaugural ceremony, the University students presented special cultural Programme, followed by curtain raising of the fiesta encompassing competitions in Indian & western Music; western and classical dances; folk dances; theatrics;  literary activities (debate, elocution ); fine arts (rangoli, poster making, cartooning, painting, collage) etc. The celebration also held a wide spectrum of informal events like Fashion Parade, Rock Band Show, Dandiya Ras, added with ample range of fun- frolic filled stalls. Near 70 participating students were declared winners in different categories of competitions. On this occasion, the  star cast of youth focusing upcoming film, totally meant for celebration, Yuvraj Hans and Parul Gulati added extra glamour to the fest by their thrilling presence, dance and actions.

Before distributing the prizes and medals to the position holders, Chancellor LPU Mr Mittal manifested the fest as a convergence of cultures and confluence of the best talents from across university’s all schools and departments.  Addressing the sea of vibrant youth, he said: “I am happy to mark that the fest showcased the celebration of healthy competition spirit. We believe such a celebration is the essence of true education, which provides each and every student a chance to get enlightened & entertained to further find inner spirit enhanced and refined. We always strive to let students imbibe personality of an all-rounder. In addition to their relevant professional programme skills, students should grasp all other skills which may help them, on times, to be globally fit citizens.”

Illustrative, on this one-day mega celebration, special attractions remained non-stop Rock bands live performances at sunken Stage; special fun games by Department of Sports; free  participation to grab exciting gifts & Prizes in Creative , Innovative & fun-filled  activities; lot of fun & food Stalls, near 30, by university students; and, Dance, Music, fashion show & Dandiya Sandhya compelled each and everyone to enjoy together.

Massive 110 students of LPU got selected by HCL Technologies-the leading Global IT company

• HCL Technology- One of the top 5 IT companies of India

Jalandhar:  Leading IT Company, HCL Technologies ISD has selected massive 110 (one hundred and ten) students of Lovely Professional University in a single placement drive.  This is one of the largest recruitment done by HCL so far in any of the single university campus. This achievement of the students clearly speaks that IT companies are looking for great talent. The selected ones will join their duties in the month of July 2013, as Graduate Engineer Trainees, on an annual salary package of 2.75 Lac per annum. For this drive, students of B.Tech /B.E Electronics and Communication & Computer Engineering, Batch 2013 (Final Year), were eligible. 

While applauding the efforts of the Division of Career Services of the University, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated the successful students and motivated others to further work hard for future achievements: “We wish all the best to the selected students for a prospering & satisfying career ahead. Students getting recruitment with such a conglomerate is indeed a moment of pride for all of us.” He also said: “With the aim of providing world-class employment experience to our students, we keep on implementing many pioneering programmes of redefining our processes, in line with highest international standards.  Under this a large number of students-selection is indeed a part of achieving this vision.” In fact, many other renowned IT, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Management & Hospitality Sector companies continue visiting University. 

On this sparkling success, some of the selected students, Hardik Singh, Pallavi, Yugantika, Sarang, Samriddhi, Arjun,  Aftab Alam and others said jointly: “We are in a state of ecstasy  on being selected by a leading company  in India, where on joining, we will be learning the best of practices to further scale other ladders of success.  The student particularly lauded the university EEP (Employability Enhancement Programme) that helped them to prepare for the placement session, with multiple career opportunities waiting ahead.” Talking to Media, Chancellor marked that EEP provides awareness to new technologies relevant in Industry and further prepares students for interview. This was the first attempt under EEP and result has already started flowing in its start of less than 2 months span. 

The magnitude of HCL is self revealing by its being a $6.2 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise with offerings, across a wide range of focussed industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 90,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading global 1000 firms. Its ISD division has been ranked as a ‘Strong Performer’ in Remote Infrastructure Management by an International Research firm – Forrester. It has been ranked higher than global IT giants in Market Presence and Vision in this space; and has also been ranked No. 1 in Network Management and No. 2 in Server Management worldwide.

Adviser to Prime Minister of India, Mr TKA Nair, declared Second Phase of 3rd Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan open at Lovely Professional University (LPU)

*Mr Nair commented that he is happy to see that Punjab is now becoming Education hub of India

*“LPU is an Institution of Excellence”: Mr TKA Nair

Jalandhar: Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, Shri TKA Nair declared Second Phase of 3rd Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan open at Lovely Professional University (LPU). Being organized on the theme of ‘Science for Global Development’; about 1500 scientists from across India made oral, posters and power point presentations on various scientific & humanitarian topics. The much interesting presentations were from the fields of Bio-Sciences; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics; Agriculture, Energy and Environment; Engineering were made by the visiting scholars. More than 80% of these were for the benefit of commoners, villagers, farmers, artisans and other grass root persons. 

Addressing the mammoth gathering of visiting scientists, intellectuals and students, the Chief Guest, Mr TKA Nair expressed his happiness on being among young generation.  Inspiring one and all, he exclaimed: “We all should strive together to prove ourselves as worthy citizens of the great country India.” Taking  main topics, one by one, to be discussed during the “Sammelan”, he invoked all: “ Let us all join hands to have an integrated approach to seek  solutions to the problems specially related to Sustainable Agriculture Technology, Water, Supply of energy & Health-Care.”  He also mentioned that common people believe that Government does not do much to help on these topics; the reality is that, it is not alone policy that will bring change, but it is awareness among people that can bring change.” In this regard, he held: “Such conferences are ideal opportunities to trigger and awaken all participants. Government, Public, Private sectors & Volunteer organizations should come together to benefit from such a wisdom orated and exhibited.”

Welcoming the Chief Guest, Mr Nair, to his “Karam Bhoomi” Punjab, from where he retired as Chief Secretary, LPU Chancellor, Mr Ashok Mittal highlighted about his simplicity and intelligence. He assured the Guest of the Day: “Our University will keep on striving hard to scale in equivalence to yester years’ great seats of learning in India-Nalanda and Taxila.” He also apprised the guest about the endeavours of the BVS –Expo and the availability of its messages and utility to many thousands of visitors.

On the first day close to 100 Papers  were presented  including some of the topics of mass interest:  Bio-Diesel Potential in India; Lighting Houses with Sewerage; Artificial Nests to save Sparrows; Studies of Cell Phone Radiation Exposure inside a car; Innovative way to reduce the level of Carbon dioxide from industry and maintain the ecological balance in atmosphere; and, Economic Analysis of Hydro power Generation and Solar Dish Stirling System.

LPU researches establish ill effects of Cell Phone Radiation on Human Tissues in the Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan

Deepak Basandrai and A.K. Dhami of Division of Research & Development of Lovely professional University delivered a paper presentation on the topic of “Effect on Cell Phone Radiation on Human Tissues” at Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012 being conducted at LPU Phagwara.  The subject of effect of mobile radiations has attracted much debate in the last ten years, and various theories have been put forward by researches from all across the world. The study conducted by these two researchers from LPU have established it firmly that radiations associated with mobile phones and mobile towers have drastically ill effects on human health which reveal themselves in the form of serious health hazards for those who are exposed to them for a greater duration than normal, or who spend more time using cell phones for communication.  The study revealed that children and old age people are more prone to be effected by harmful radiation emanating from mobile infrastructure, as they have comparatively more fragile immune system and skull structure. The researchers stated that high level of absorption of mobile radiations lead to excessive cell damage and this condition leads to chronic diseases with long lasting effects.  On their study of those residing near hospitals and schools, the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) on exposed people was measured by means of Portable Power Density meter and the results clearly indicated that greater exposure of mobile radiations have a bearing on the physical and mental alacrity of people. Scientist mentioned in their paper that the cell phones should not be used for more than 30 minutes in a day and never fro more than 6 minutes in a stretch. The radiation from the cell phones can heat up the tissues can lead to some kind of the tumors as well. They added that though the conclusion cannot be completely substantiate right now but for sure with the kind of work happening globally this is bound to come to conclusion. 

The scientists concluded in their comments on the subject stated that technology does offer mankind with its endowments, but at the same time we should understand as to how to use technology in a judicious way. 

Expo Stall
1.  Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012 at LPU: Cost effective invention to beat darkness holds potential to illuminate crores of slum dwellings at virtually no price
2.  “Solar Water Bottle”  - a big hit at Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan& Expo 2012 at LPU Campus

In what can be termed as a path breaking step in providing cost effective, environment friendly and readily available source of illumination, scientists have invented an arrangement that will yield illumination equivalent to that of a 100 W bulb. Termed as “Solar Water Bottle”, the device which is marked for its simplicity, yet effectiveness; has been put on display at the ongoing Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012 at LPU campus. The invention, if adopted on a mass scale, has the potential to illuminate crores of households based in slum areas across the country and abroad. What makes the invention fascinating is the fact that it does not call for any expenditure to ensure light during the day time in the indoors of houses which have no access to electricity.

The inventors made use of the phenomenon of multiple-reflection of light within a fluid media – homogenous solvent of water, Bleaching powder, soda, salt  and vinegar. The solvent helps in convergence of light rays and produce bright illumination. While Bleaching powder, soda and salt helps in scattering of light, vinegar helps in making light denser for reflection.  They made use of a transparent glass bottle on display a normal 1.5 litre coca cola bottle, filled with the solvent; and arranged it within the roof of a dwelling in such a way that half of the same remains exposed to sunlight, whereas the other half peeps inside the roof from ceiling. Natural sun rays, when enter the water filled glass bottle, undergo multiple reflection, produce high intensity illumination capable of providing substantial light indoors. 

Solar Water Bottle” is one of the most enchanting demonstrations at Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012 being organized at LPU. The invention has won accolades from visitors and students from host University alike. Mr. Ashok Mittal, Chancellor LPU, heaped praises on the invention and stated, “Any creation that goes into bringing about transformation in the lives of maximum number of people; especially those who are living at the edge; calls for applause and recognition. I congratulate the scientist behind this invention, for finding a simple yet effective solution to address the problem of non-availability of light in many households. I sincerely wish that more such inventions will emerge in coming times, which I term as the real gains of education.”

Profile of T. K. A. Nair

T. K. A. Nair (born 1941) is an Indian civil servant who currently serves as Adviser to the Prime Minister of India[1] with the rank of the Minister of State. He is a 1963 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Punjab Cadre.

He also presently serves as Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development. He served as Chief Secretary of Punjab and served as Principal Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office during the terms of Prime Ministers' I. K. Gujral, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh.

His Excellency Governor Punjab Sh Shivraj V.Patil presided over Valedictory Programme of 3rd Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo-2012

*The largest scientific organization was bidden adieu by thousands of think tanks, scientists, aspiring students, under new promises to help global society

* “Knowledge should be treated as common heritage of mankind”: His Excellency Governor Shivraj V.Patil

*Sant Baba  Balbir  Singh Seechewal asked students to learn moral values along with their study programmes to solve out  lurking social and environmental problems 

Jalandhar:  One of the largest science congress- 3rd Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo-2012 held for four days at Lovely Professional University (LPU), came to a fruitful conclusion, today, with the valedictory address made by His Excellency Governor Punjab Sh Shivraj V.Patil.  The conference which was organized in unison by Vijnana Bharati, LPU, Punjab Technical University and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology has already been regarded as a milestone in the history of Punjab by the Chief Minister Punjab, Sd Parkash Singh Badal.  Undertaking numerous path-breaking projects during its organization from 11th to 14th October; BVS-Expo 2012 has indeed been stood true to its target achievements. Started with all the scientific discoveries and India moving in IT Sector to provide global solutions, the mammoth science congregation concluded with the environmental solutions as needed to India & each individual. Thousands of think tanks, scientists and aspiring students vowed to help global society, under new promises and hopes. 

In the morning plenary session of the closing day, noted environmentalist Sant Baba  Balbir Singh Seechewal awakened all not to be self-killers by polluting the marvelous natural resources. Taking quote from holy scriptures, he wanted: “Following great sayings of Peer-Fakirs, we should worship air as Guru, water as father and earth as mother. We should not defile these to live a healthy and long life as our ancestors used to live all pollutions free active life.” He also desired to have ‘Chitti Baein’ and ‘Kali Baein’ to flow clean. He also asked students to learn moral values along with their studies to solve out  social and environmental problems.  

In the valedictory session, His Excellency Governor Sh Shivraj V.Patil said: “Congratulating all the organizing bodies of the BVS-Expo 2012, His Excellency Governor Punjab  Shri Shivraj V. Patil said:   India has great scientists and great capacity for research & development to manufacture many technologies for requirements of humanity. The conferences like this will increase a new kind of psychology and knowledge needed in this part of country.”

Acknowledging the recommendations made by the Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan 2012 committee, he said that all of these are acceptable at state as well as national level and implementation of these recommendations would soon begin. 

Talking about natural resources he said that natural resources are unlimited, the only thing required is to know how to use these in the best possible way and for this collective knowledge should be used. He added that to achieve this goal, “Knowledge should be treated as common heritage of mankind. Knowledge should be allowed to flow free nationally as well as internationally. International organizations should join hands to help research and development works.” He emphasized that for the quick and grand success the co-operation and competition should go hand in hand. 

On this occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal exclaimed: “We are happy that more than 550 research papers were presented, 2000 scientists pondered on various issues for concrete solutions and  more than 50000 students visited the exhibition. Renowned scientists like Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Dr Vikram Desai and even the Prime Minister Office showed keen interest in the event, as witnessed by their presence.  This all could not have been possible without magnificent support from Government and tireless efforts of LPU and PTU staff members.” He further added that Punjab can contribute a lot through academic pool towards the research much needed by the society. 

Thanking all the participants and contributors, PTU Vice Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora let all awakened: “All research works should be for the benefit of humanity and not as a paper work for mere publication. Research results should reach to masses for solution to problems faced by them.” To make the visit to BVS-Expo more purposeful and interesting, various cultural activities and lively shows under “Infotainment Fiesta” were conducted. Visiting school students were invited to participate in a special fashion parade. Students along with their teachers learnt, explored, participated and experienced magnificently from this mega event.

1. Presentation by  LPU students  “Real Time Social Network Screening”  at Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012

-Technology that can control social media ills without putting any causes.

Highlighting the issue of filtering content on internet, more so on social networking websites, Er. Nitish Kant and Er. Ramanpreet Kaur – both students of LPU delivered a presentation on “Real Time Social Network Screening”  at the ongoing Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo 2012 at LPU Phagwara.  The issue of usage of social network sites for public good is of extreme significance, and has generated much public interest, of late. Technology has delivered on many fronts, and the usage of social networking sites in disseminating public awareness is of extreme significance.  But at the same time, certain content ion the net is proving to disseminate ill effect on the users, and may has the potential of causing much distress to general public. One such example finds it origin in in the recent flurry of net postings on social networking sites, where through a  well devised propaganda panic was created amongst North East Indians on rumours of ethnic assaults on them.  

Real Time Network Social Screening is a concept that calls for checking such unfavourable happenings. The technology works by capturing summarised information in the form of texts, images, videos and tries to filter derogatory, inflammatory and offensive content. This is done by creating a large database of offensive words, image names, bit patterns,  image recognition procedures which all work in tandem to identify objectionable content on web, and blocking it for public usage.  Shri Ashok Mittal, Chancellor LPU while hailing the presentation said that censoring of network is a debatable issue, but using this technology ends could be secured without creating censorship.

Chief Minister of Punjab S Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated India’s Largest Science Congress- Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) and Expo-2012 at Lovely Professional University (LPU)

*BVS-Expo-2012 is the India’s largest scientific combo of conference and expo, held up-till now

*At the 4 days’ Conference; the supposed footfall of science lovers is to cross 2 lacs

*The second day of BVS will have Shri T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister of India, as chief guest; whereas, Conclusive day will welcome Chief Guest Hon Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj Patil 

*The conference is dedicated to great mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary

*Hundreds of Scientific exhibits, from DRDO, CSIR, ISRO, Army, Indian Air Force, IITs, Engineering, Agriculture Colleges, Universities and Industry enchanted all

Jalandhar: The 3rd Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) and Expo was inaugurated, today, at Lovely Professional University(LPU) by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Punjab & also Chief Patron of the Sammelan, Sardar Parkash Singh Badal. On this magnanimous occasion, 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, VC Dr Ramesh Kanwar, VC PTU Dr Rajneesh Arora, BVS Co-ordinator, Mr Jay Kumar and others. In order to bring scientific community, academicians, technocrats and other innovators together on a single meaningful research forum, BVS-Expo is being  organized up to 14th October, under the theme  “Science for Global Development”. It is also dedicated to great mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary. For Expo, more than 120 Stalls of different dimensions exhibited, in three mammoth hangers covering close to 50,000 sq ft area, the best of displays like Missiles, Rockets, MIG-29, Solar-Panels and many other exclusive projects like Zero Cost Lighting in absence of electricity.  Rohini Radar was center of attraction for all which is the latest inclusion in Indian AirForce having sensory power to even identify the face of the pilot of the targeted aeroplane.  These attractive displays were from renowned entities like ISRO, DRDO, DFO, Army, Indian Air Force, Governments of MP, HP, Punjab, Vijnana Bharati, PTU, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, and from different divisions & departments of LPU.  Secretary, Techincal Education Punjab Sh SS Channi; Cabinet Minister Bhagat Chunni Lal, Adviser CM Sh Kamal Sharma; MLA & Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab Mr Som Parkash; Rastriya Sar Kaaryvah Sh Suresh Soni were also present on this occasion.

After lighting of the lamp for smooth sailing of Expo & mammoth conference; Inaugural Address was made by the Chief  Guest, CM Punjab Sd PS Badal: “ This prestigious event should leave an indelible impression in the minds of participants by utilizing this as an useful platform to let students imbibe the scientific temper to the core.”He further held: “We should all utilize this platform in mitigating the problems like potable drinking water, health care & hygiene, depleting water table, air, water and vehicular pollution confronted by the people of the country in general and Punjab in particular.” 

He also required: “As we have to increase the forest cover in the state, so the topics like cultivation of trees, conservation of forest should be preferably discussed in this conference.”  Praising the strivings of LPU for spread of education on a vast campus in many programmes at a stretch, he said: “We always wanted to make Punjab as a hub of education. The way LPU has achieved this Himalayan Task has really made not only Punjab but the whole of India feel proud of its doings. It is great to see that it is the largest University of India, with acclaimed strong presence in the world.”  Assuring all the recommendations and results made at the BVS-Expo to be taken as policy   of the State Government;  he also assured all co-operation and support for the upcoming Indian Science Congress to be held in the month of January 2014. 

Prior to this, welcoming CM Punjab Sd. PS Badal and huge galaxy of  invited intellectuals and students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal  said: “ We are happy to see a great sea of Indian Wits from the research centers/laboratories of DRDO, CSIR, ISRO, AEC, IITs, Engineering/Agriculture Colleges/Universities and Industry, at BVS-Expo. We anticipate that the lectures, interactions, presentations, papers and expo-exhibits to be presented at the Sammelan will certainly spawn a treasure-house of scientific documentation for the benefit of one & all, and the society.” Mr Mittal also informed that such a huge scientific organization is targeting for the first time villagers, farmers, common mass so that they may get new ideas and novel techniques, relevant to them, face to face.

After inaugural & welcome addresses a brief Introduction was made by  Prof PK Verma, DG,   State Council of Science and Technology(SCST), Madhya Pradesh; addresses were also by Dr Rajinder Dobhal, DG, SCST Uttrakhand  &  Mr. Shantilal Jain, Chairman, Calcutta Tramways Co. Introduction of the Chief Guest was made by MLA, Mr Som Parkash. After presentation of mementoes; Vote of Thanks was through Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor, PTU: “This is for the first time in Punjab that such a big scientific conference has been organized with the support of two big Universities.  We are happy to see that further co-ordinations from different departments has already made this enormous organization a successful venture.” After a brief cultural Programme; there had been an informative & extensive Interaction session for LPU Students with Dr R S Khandpur, Director General, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala.

Visiting students and other educationists’ fraternity enjoyed Educational Film shows, Adventure Sports, Literary Events, Competitive & Non-Competitive Events and Career Counseling Sessions also. Tomorrow, there will be opening of BVS by Shri T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister of India. Whereas, its valedictory programme will have Hon Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj Patil, as the Chief Guest of the last day. Illustrative, BVS is being organized jointly, for four days, by Vijnana Bharati along with LPU, Punjab Technical University and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology. 2000 delegates from all over the country, along with 60 experts, in various fields, are going to impart important & expert lectures on the rest of the days. The present challenges and development strategies for Punjab will be discussed exclusively in this conference. 

India’s one of the largest science congress- 3rd Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) and Expo will commence on 11th October at Lovely Professional University

*More than one Lakh students from 12,000 Schools alongwith 10,000 Principals, from across country, are expected to visit the Sammelan and Expo, on all the four days

Jalandhar: The 3rd Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) and Expo is going to commence on 11th October 2012 at Lovely Professional University.  BVS is to be organized jointly, for four days, by Vijnana Bharati along with LPU, Punjab Technical University and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, to last up to 14th October.  The organization will witness mega presence of large number of scientists, technocrats along with artisans and farmers, to discuss and disseminate knowledge, information for mutual beneficial ends. The conference is expecting 2000 delegates from all over the country in which around 60 experts, in various fields, will impart expert lectures. The present challenges and development strategies for Punjab will be discussed exclusively in this conference. On its first day, Expo will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Punjab S. Prakash Singh Badal. The second day will see the opening of BVS by Shri T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister of India. Whereas, its valedictory programme will have Hon Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj Patil, as the Chief Guest of the concluding day.

Talking to Media, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “For all the four days of BVS-EXPO; we have invited more than one lakh students from about 12,000 Senior Secondary Schools, Polytechnic Colleges and ITIs from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh and other parts of country. About 10,000 Principals and teachers are also anticipated to throng the campus. For them and other onlookers;  there will be 120 stalls, In three mammoth hangers, to  exhibit the best of displays from ISRO, DRDO, DFO, Army, Governments of MP, HP, Punjab, Vijnana Bharati, PTU, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, and, of course, LPU.”   Further, Vice Chancellor PTU, Dr Rajneesh Arora explained: “To make the visit more purposeful and interesting, in addition to Conference and Science Expo, many Technical and Non-technical activities and games, under the title ‘Infotainment Fiesta’ will also be conducted for visiting students. Students along with their teachers will learn, explore, participate and experience this mega event. For Teachers & Principals Workshops on leadership, e-learning and smart teaching will concentrate on leadership skills, usage of computers and internet for making teaching more effective.”  BVS Co-ordinator, Mr Jayakumar added: “In addition, Students will have life time opportunity to interact with Tessy Thomos of AGNI V fame and other renowned scientists. Two sessions per day will be arranged in which visiting Scientists will interact with the students.”

Students will also have Educational Film shows, Adventure Sports, Literary Events, Competitive & Non-Competitive Events and Career Counseling Sessions also. For Engineering and Medical Aspirants, free mock test to evaluate their current preparedness. Moreover, free psychometric test for career suitability would be conducted to help students in deciding their career goals in a scientific way.

Illustrative, in the field of science and technology, BVS & Expo is a unique platform which breaks the barriers of language by providing everybody an opportunity to present thoughts in one’s own mother tongue. During the organization, three major plenary sessions will hold solid discussions on safe drinking water, affordable health care systems and Agriculture practices in the country. 30 technical sessions will discuss 328 different areas of research findings by experts and research scholars from all over the country. And, apart from technical sessions, 180 papers will also be presented as posters.

LPU hosted Three-day Zonal Jury for National Awards towards Excellence in Architecture Thesis Programme 2012

*The event was held on behalf of Council of Architecture’s (Co A’s) academic unit - National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), Pune
*More than 2000 students of 28 Architecture Schools participated
*An annual event conducted to identify the best Architectural thesis projects of India
*LPU had the maximum number of awards; all of the three participants got selected for total of 9 Awards

Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University’s School of Architecture & Design organized three-day Zonal Jury for National Awards towards Excellence in Architecture Thesis Programme- 2012.  This event was held on behalf of the Council of Architecture’s (CoA) academic unit - National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA). 28 Architectural Institutions of the Zone participated.  Around 3000 students, faculty members and invited elite ones witnessed the final jury round held at the SBRM Auditorium of the university. The awards at the finals, ‘NATIONAL FINAL JURY’ will be held in Cuttack (Orissa) on 6th October, 2012. The entries presented at the Zonal and National Juries will be published by Council of Architecture. The aim of the Awards is to promote architectural and design fraternity. This is an annual event conducted to identify the best thesis projects of India.

There are two stages of the programme, first stage had Exhibition and Short-listing. Members of the zonal jury inspected and shortlisted ten thesis projects from amongst all the entries received from 28 Architectural Institutions of the Zone.   In the next step, designers of these ten shortlisted thesis projects made audio-visual presentations. Of these ten, all the three participating LPU students, Nahid Khanam, Prithvi Singh & Ishan Juneja were selected for award of Rs 5000 each+ Books. They were also awarded certificates of Participation and Merit.

LPU Vice Chancellor, Dr Ramesh Kanwar congratulated the School of Architecture & Design for successful organization. He further informed: “CoA-NIASA has been organizing these awards for students from Colleges of Architecture in India, who submit their thesis, each academic year. The event showcases the best students’ design works from across the country to create a better appreciation of architectural design concerns as a public event. Stalwarts from the field of Architecture are involved in choosing the winners, in a public jury attended by the general public, students and faculty from all regional Colleges of Architecture, eminent citizens and the media. Simultaneously, this all acts as a public awareness event, to promote the best of Architecture.”

AIU's North- Zone Football Championship Concluded at LPU

*Punjab University, Chandigarh lifted the Winners’ Trophy for North Zone

* “LPU will launch Sports Academy in different fields of sports”:  Chancellor Ashok Mittal

* LPU, Punjab University, GNDU & Punjabi University will now participate at AIU’s  national Level Inter-University Football (Men) Championship, to be held in West Bengal.

Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University, today, organised an impressive closing ceremony at its Sports Ground for AIU's North- Zone Football Championship. For finalisation, exciting and hair-raising matches were played between Punjab University Chandigarh & Punjabi University Patiala on one hand; and, LPU & GNDU, Amritsar on the other.  Punjab University, Chandigarh bagged the Winners’ trophy by scoring top score among the four finalists for AIU’s national level Inter-University Football (Men) Championship, to be held in West Bengal. The other three ‘Teams’ to further proceed for AIU’s national level Championship are Punjabi University Patiala, GNDU Amritsar & LPU, in chronological order of their scoring. On this occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal was the Chief Guest. He was accompanied by Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, VC Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Director General Er HR Singla.  

Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal bestowed honour upon specially invited Guests, Dr Gurdeep Singh, Dy Sect AIU Sports Department; Dr RS Mann, AIU Observer for Zonal Championship; Sqn Ldr Syed Shahid Hakim, Ex Olympian & FIFA Referee International and others.  Congratulating the winning team for their extra playing skills and motivating all other participants from universities of the zone, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am very happy to note that the true sportsman spirit was thoroughly observed throughout the championship. Not even a single incident of indiscipline was reported from any of 720 players of the 40 participating Universities.” He also informed: “In order to promote sports activities on large scale our University is going to launch Sports Academy in different fields of sports, within a short time.”

Sharing his great experiences for Sports, Sqn Ldr Syed Shahid Hakim said maximum in pro to promote sports activities: “Give due importance to sports. We may well judge that all advanced nations are also advanced in sports. The wrong concept for sports participation will have to be changed. More and more students should join sports activities.”

The last day of the championship also witnessed a showcase match between women-footballers of reputed teams, devoted to former eminent players of the nation.  During the Prize Distribution ceremony, before handing over the winning trophy & gold medals to PU Chandigarh; mementoes were presented to the Guests of Honour, Officials, Team Managers and others. Illustrative, many thousand students and large number of football lovers from nearby villages witnessed all the exciting matches played on different eight days of the championship.

LPU beats PTU in a thriller to secure berth in top four of North Zone Inter-University Football (Men) Championship

•    LPU defeated PTU by a margin of 5-4

The excitement at the ongoing North Zone Inter-university Football (Men) Championship at Lovely Professional University, reached a climax when LPU defeated the defending champions of tournament Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar by a margin of 5-4. The much awaited contest pulled an enthusiastic crowd of thousands of cheerers, leading to a jam packed stadium. The entire duration of the match witnessed roaring applause for both the teams by their supporters.  Both the teams dominated the game, one by one, throughout the match; but failed to break into the defence of the opposition. It was a wonderful display of skills by players, as both the teams did not yield any goal in both the halves. The extra time also saw no goal being scored. It was hoped that the winner will emerge in the tie-breaker; but both the teams scored 4 goals each to level the score. Then came the sudden death, where Gurjit Kumar of LPU scored the goal, thereby taking the home team to the top four at National level.  Ecstatic Gurjit Kumar said in the post-match ceremony, “It will be hard for anyone to guess the pressure that I felt when I was about to take the final shoot.  The noise from crowd was deafening and expectations of my team mates were pressing. But I am happy that I pulled it through.”

 In other contests, Punjabi University, Patiala defeated Jamia Milia Islamia by a margin of 2-0, Panjab University Chandigarh defeated Delhi University by a score of 2-0 and GNDU, Amritsar defeated Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar by a margin of 3-0.  As per the rules of the tournament, all the four teams will play amongst each other and henceforth the team with the most points will lift the Winner’s Trophy.  All the four teams i.e. LPU, Panjab University, GNDU & Punjabi University will feature in the National Level Inter-University Football (Men) Championship to be organised by AIU at the University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, West Bengal.