LPU’s Directorate of Distance Education Launched its Fifth International Study Center in Kuwait

*Enabled Students in Kuwait to get affordable Quality Education through Fahaheel study center
*4 International study centers, one each in USA & Sri Lanka and two in Nepal already exist

Jalandhar: Resolute to reach national as well as international education seekers and to make quality & affordable education easily accessible, LPU’s Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) has launched its fifth International study center in Fahaheel, Kuwait. Prior to this 4 international study centers, one each in USA & Sri Lanka and two in Nepal have already been benefitting the thousands of international and NRI students.  In this regard, two more distance education study centers are soon going to be opened in Dubai and Qatar.

LPU Distance Education (DE) has a strong network of 350+ national and international ‘Study Centers’ that enables students to choose the one that is easily accessible to them. These centers act as access points for advice, counseling and rendering various student support services as required for the purpose of LPU DE. Fahaheel is a suburb of Kuwait, where Kuwaiti Bedouin population and many Afghans, Sri Lankans, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Egyptians as well as Indians live. As such, this study center is going to help students of many countries, at a stretch.

Speaking on the launch, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “After reaching in every state of India, we have made access to international arena with our theme of distance education- ‘Educating India, Educating the World’. The present study center in Kuwait and many other centers soon to be opened in different countries are our efforts towards global education. We want that each and every education aspirant, national or international, must have quality higher education, in an easily accessible and affordable way. Also to ensure top quality distance education, our programmes are offered through innovative curriculum and unique learning methodologies.”

In fact, LPU’ Distance Education system has strong recognition not only in India but abroad also. The online Learning Management System of LPU DE has become the winner of best open & distance learning initiative of the year e-India 2012  Award. It has also been ranked as the 7th best in distance education by a popular magazine ‘Human Factor’. In fact, LPU DE has envisioned establishment of a versatile distance education system, and LPU’s footing on the foreign lands is indeed strong effort to let all professionals, entrepreneurs, housewives and others look-forward to pursue required higher education.

LPU Pledges to Feature in the List of Top 200 Universities of the World in the Conference with the Theme: “Together We Can, Together We Will”

Jalandhar:  The Top Brass of management of LPU Phagwara assembled at the annual Self-assessment cum Planning conference, wherein all the senior functionaries  including Chancellor, Pro Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Director General, Senior Deans & Directors the University got together to review the work done in the last year and chalk out strategies for the forthcoming year.  Presumed to be India’s largest annual educational congress, the conference titled “Share the Vision-2012”, is an administration-cum-management oriented mega event wherein each and every employee of the University – from the Chancellor to those working at the lowest rung participate and discuss the policies and procedures to take the University in the ensuing times. The eleventh edition of two day annual conference which concluded on 24th December, 2012 saw participation of 3500 university staff members under a common roof upholding the theme “Together we can, Together we will”.

After observing moments of silence to reminisce the souls departed in 2012, the conference was inaugurated by lighting of ceremonial lamp by Shri Ashok Mittal. In his address to the gathering, he stated, “LPU has propelled itself to eminence and reputation because of contribution of all of you.  In unison, we have to reach to higher glories, and for that we all have to strive together arms in arms.  LPU exists because of you; and in its growth lays the growth of all of us. I call upon all of you to take pledge and rake in all your energies to ensure that LPU lists amongst top 200 Universities of the world, by 2020.” Celebrating the success of LPU’s alumni, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal shared about the illustrious presence of LPU’s ex-students in different walks of life.  Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar elaborated upon the requirement of more research and development oriented projects from faculty and students. Executive Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi apprised about latest moves to reinforce pedagogy and curriculum of the University, keeping in with requirements of global job market.

Minister for Agriculture, Pakistan, Led Nine-Member Delegation from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) to Lovely Professional University

*The delegation included Vice-Chancellor UAF, top educationists and progressive farmers of Pakistan
*UAF, with near 2000 acre campus, is the first major institution of higher agricultural education established in the undivided Punjab
Jalandhar, Dec 22: Lovely Professional University welcomed a nine–member delegation from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan under the patronage of Pro Chancellor Mr Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Minister of Agriculture, Pakistan. The delegation included Vice-Chancellor UAF Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, top educationists and progressive farmers of Pakistan. The delegates met Chairman of Lovely Group Mr Ramesh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Director General Er HR Singla.  The visitors underwent mutual discussions about the potentialities and scopes in the area of agriculture and veterinary sciences. The delegates also visited LPU campus and had admiration for Student Accommodations, Infrastructure, Libraries, Laboratories, Student Resource Center, Central Library, R & D Center and other areas.

Feeling delighted to visit LPU, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Cooperatives, Livestock & Dairy Development, Forest, Fisheries & Wildlife, Tourism & Resort Development (Pakistan), Mr Ahmad Ali Aulakh said: “ I am happy to be a part of this delegation which has reached LPU with message of developments in the field of agriculture education.  I am also much pleased to see the infrastructure developed, at LPU, for the betterment of the students. Insha'allah, we would like to see universities of both these prominent Asian countries, India and Pakistan, work together in harmony for the students’ growth.  Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan was also contented on having happy dialogue with key functionaries of LPU for possible collaborative pursuits.

Welcoming the delegation, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “In spite of industrialization and other revolutionary developments, agriculture remains central to economies of both Pakistan and India, as it pertains to the basic needs of the entire populace. The right time now is to work on encouraging the faculty and students towards new avenues in the field of agriculture, hydrology and veterinary sciences.   In this context, we are immensely happy to receive the delegation from Ministry and top university of agriculture of Pakistan. We anticipate that this meet will bring out results of great dimensions not only between UAF and LPU but the two countries, India and Pakistan, as well.”

Other than Minister for Agriculture and Vice Chancellor, UAF, Pakistan,   the Pakistani Delegation included UAF team comprised of Prof (Retd) Dr Hafiz Abdul Qayyum, Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad (Dean, Faculty of Agri Engineering & Technology), Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar( Dean, Faculty of Social Science) and Dr Khalid Mustafa(Director, Institute of Business Management). Prominent among others were Dr Muhammad Anjum Ali, Director General (Extension), Govt of Punjab (Pakistan), Ch Hamid Malhi, President, Heritage and Basmati Growers  and Mr Mushtaq Ahmed (Progressive Farmers). Illustrative, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) has ranked UAF as top university in the agriculture/veterinary field.

LPU Commenced 4-Day Workshop Empowering School Teachers with Soft Skills, e-learning and Smart Teaching

*More than 120 teachers & principals are participating from near 40 schools
*Workshop has been designed under LPU’s project ‘Disha’ to share social responsibility

Jalandhar: Shouldering social responsibility on being biggest resource container, Lovely Professional University has conceived & designed career counseling and guidance project- ‘Disha’.  In this regard, students, teachers, parents and society are guided under mutual discussions/interactions for further betterment in educational environment. On the same lines, this time, a four-day workshop to empower school teachers, from Punjab and nearby states, has commenced today at LPU campus, to last up to 22nd instant. The workshop will add more to the knowledge pool of near 120 teachers and principals from 40 schools on soft skills, e-learning and smart teaching. During this, there will be 12 technical sessions from the university experts, interactions with senior functionaries of LPU, Panel Discussion, feedbacks from the participating teachers and an open forum for discussion and activities.  During the Valedictory Ceremony ‘Titles & Certificates’ will be distributed to the participants. The teachers coming from distant places have been provided with suitable lodging and boarding.

The inaugural session began with the lighting of the lamp and welcoming address by LPU Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal: “We are happy to see teachers and Principals' whole-hearted support, under their enthusiastic participation in large number. In fact, this workshop towards project ‘Disha’ is a call to all educationists to strengthen students, parents and society through their updated educative imparting. Working on the slogan of “paying more than we are paid for”, this time, we have strived towards sharing challenges and innovations in School & Higher Education and bridging the both.  This is simply to share our resources to fill the gaps in the ways of School and University teachings. We aim to add more to the knowledge pool of the teachers so that they may prepare their respective school students as ready to receive higher education in an easy absorbing way.”

The first day of workshop proceeded ahead under technical sessions: “Meeting Challenges of Indian Education” by Executive Dean Dr Sanjay Modi (Faculty of Business and Applied Arts), “Role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in Educational Institutions” by Additional Dean (Info-Tech) Mr Rohit Dhand and “Managing Work Life” by Professor Dr. Rajesh Verma (LPU School of Business). The other technical sessions will be on“ Communication Skills”, “Improving Effectiveness of School Education” ,“e-Learning concepts and lab work”, “Managing Diverse Classrooms”, “Lab work on e-Learning Tools” etc.

Participating teachers, Prem Kumar Verma, Sudarshan Kumari, Kanchan Gupta, Alka Sharma, Sandeep Kumar seemed very happy on joining the workshop: “We are indeed fortunate enough on learning a lot from the subject experts of the world class university of India. This effort will really help the students and the society indirectly. As we will be adding much to our skills, the students will naturally learn the latest trends and technologies through our teachings to them. We want that such efforts should continue in future too. We are also very happy to see the arrangements made for our convenience towards Transport, Food & Stay.”

LPU Students’ Three Months Long Competitive Activities Under Celebration ‘Magnitude-2012’ Culminated Colorfully

* Near 3500 students had enrolled themselves for participation in 70 events

* More than 400 prizes and certificates were awarded 

* Amandeep Kaur Sandhu and Kunwar Vishwajeet, both from LPU’s School of    Business, got declared Ms and Mr Magnitude 2012: Youth of the Year 2012-2013

Jalandhar: Lovely Youth Capital, an undertaking of Student Project Cell (Division of Student Affairs) at Lovely Professional University organized three months long programme MAGNITUDE-2012. This programme was organized in length and breadth so that students might be adjudged to the core.  For judgments in different categories of competitions, various parameters were laid down for selections of the best. The programme culminated in an inspiring and colorful valedictory ceremony, wherein more than 400 prizes and certificates were awarded to the winning participants and volunteer students.  Near 3500 students had enrolled themselves for competitions arranged in more than 70 students’ interest related activities. Amandeep Kaur Sandhu and Kunwar Vishwajeet, both from School of Business, got declared Ms and Mr Magnitude 2012: Youth of the Year 2012-2013. LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Director General Er HR Singla crowned the winners. 

During overall personality talent hunt of the individual students, they were deeply examined under different rounds for the most distinguished title of Ms and Mr Magnitude 2012. These examinations were towards Personal Interview, Ramp Walk, Introduction with suitable tagline and achievements, Extempore Speech on current issues, Role Play, Group Discussion, Entertainment and Interview round.

Congratulating all the participating and organizing volunteer students, VC Dr Kanwar said: “I am elated to note that all the students participated exuberantly and whole heartedly for many scores of competitions. It is also heartening to further know that the volunteers are inclining to arrange three fold of the present competitive events next year, under guidance of their mentors. I wish grand success unto all of their endeavors for their personal growth and betterment.”

In fact, Magnitude 2012 declared  a long list of prize winning students, who participated  under head titles: Masterstroke-the Fine Arts festival, Armageddon-the Rock Festival, LAN Gaming Festival, Quiz, Singing  & Dance competitions, World Literacy Day, Hindi Diwas, Motivational organizations and above all selection of Ms and Mr Magnitude 2012:  LPU YOUTH (Face) OF THE YEAR. Some of the attractive competitons arranged were Call of Duty, Counter Strike, FIFA, NFS Most Wanted, Robot Dance,  Sportsvilla - the Sports Quiz, Rapster, Singing Idol 2012, Street Hustle- the hip hop dance,  Fashion Show - Youth Vibe 2012,  Greenathon - Let's go green, Let's make India Green,  Spell-Bee, Kavi Sammelan, Alpana, Decorator, Flicker-Catch the emotions (photography), Junkies,  My Mehndi, Nature/Wild Photography, Perception, Tattoo Making, Tell-a-tale, Thermocolus etc.

The joy of two of the prize winners, Mohammed Hassan Abuja and   international student Oluwaseyi Abimbola Abegunde knew no bounds: “We have got much inspiration and excitement by participating in the activities of our liking. This time we had ample choice to showcase our worth. The prizes we have received are tokens to further shape and encourage us to always put forward our 100% to keep on excelling in this world of competitions.

High-level Delegation from Royal Embassy Saudi Arabia and Its top Ranked Qassim University Paid two-day Visit to LPU

*Mutual discussions held to Launch Joint Study, students and faculty exchange programs

Jalandhar: A high-level delegation from the most influential country in the Arab World reached Lovely Professional University. His Excellency, Second Ambassador from Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Dr Ali Mohammad Al Shehri led the delegation to LPU, on a two-day visit. The delegation was also consisted of Mr Hisham Mohammad Ajmal (Royal Embassy) and Dr Ali Al Ghonaim, Al Qassim University (representing Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia). The High-profiled delegates met LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Dy Director Aman Mittal and software support team of the University to have discussions on different topics and to seek related collaborative opportunities. The visitors also visited different departments, hostels, laboratories, central library and other areas of importance at the University. They also had broad interactions with the students, faculty and other members of staff and grasped glimpses of ideology and working of LPU.

During various points of mutual discussion in various rounds of meeting with LPU top functionaries, the topics taken were: Providing English Language Program to Saudi Arabian Students; empanelment of LPU with Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia; joint  study, student and faculty exchange Programs; development of joint vocational programs with vocational institutions in Saudi Arabia; hosting of Gulf Conference at LPU; software development for Saudi Arabian universities; and, about the recruitment & visit of professors from Saudi Arabia.

Welcoming the visitors, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “We feel that this endeavor is not only a matter of pride and honor for LPU but the Punjab State also.  The high-profiled visitors, from a commanding country in the Arab Region, have preferred and intended to go for progressive educational endeavors with LPU. On the lines of present discussions, we anticipate certain collaborative programs with Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia very soon.” Mr Mittal further asserted: “LPU is an international university, working on internationally benchmarked curriculum and pedagogy.  We would like to develop joint cooperation programs with universities of Saudi Arabia. We can develop 2+2 program at undergraduate level and 1+1 program at Masters level, in our diverse strong areas of study programs e.g. Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Business, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy etc.  Under such possibilities students and faculty of both the countries will be benefitted with great learning and job opportunities.  We, indeed, have great admiration for this opportunity accorded by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.”  Mr Mittal also assured the visitors that LPU would stand steadfast in providing quality academics and rich cultural experience to the students of Saudi Arabia.

On this occasion, His Excellency Dr Ali Mohammad Al Shehri said: “We are sharing as well as expanding our educational programs world over for betterment of   students and faculty. We have, of course, preferred LPU in India. Here, we have no holdup in extending our collaborative efforts towards it. We have been much impressed by the world class Infrastructure, Laboratories, Libraries, Hostels and many thousands of students hailing from different countries and states of India. Meeting the higher authorities of the University and having interactions with the staff and students, we acknowledge that LPU has great potentialities in regard to students, faculty related educational and cultural exchange programs. We would like to work together in near future on great lines of our mutual discussions, to have long term relationship.” 

Illustrative, LPU already has great experience on joint programs with universities from USA, UK, Canada, and China.  This visit is going to include name of Saudi Arabia in this coveted list. The visitors were much impressed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) facility at LPU. ERP is business management software that allows an organization/university to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business. LPU will send proposal for various modules of this software which can be further utilized by the Saudi Arabian Universities.

Lovely Institute of Distance Education (LIDE) Organised Fashion Cum Musical Show ‘Dressed to Impress’

* More than 30 student-models walked on the ramp along with national models
*Over 120 latest & classic designs created by the students themselves were showcased
*Famous Actors, Singers and Musician added glamorous luster to the show
Jalandhar: Lovely Institute of Distance Education (LIDE) organised fashion cum musical show ‘Dressed to Impress’, at LPU Campus today. This event was the effort to showcase that the distance education students should also get equal opportunity to reveal their knowledge and talent. More than 120 latest and classic designs prepared by the students of the department were showcased. The fashion parade was designed under six Rounds, where more than 30 student-models walked on the ramp along with national models. The cold evening also witnessed a warm spectacular musical ramp show with exquisite performances.  ‘The Punjabi Princess of Cinema’ Britain born actress Mandy Takhar,  famous singers Madan Maddi, Surkhaab Maan (Kade taan Has Bol ve, ‘Tera Naa’  fame) & Music Director G Sonu  known for “Tu Sajjna” added glamour & luster to the show.  On this occasion, Chairman of the 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 were also present.

Feeling elated on the organisation of a dazzling fashion parade by the distance education students, Mr Ashok Mittal said: "In this event, the distance education students have proved their capability which is no less than the regular students. This generation has indeed introduced itself to the fashion world, music and dance with an impressive festive show organization. Such a professional exposure will certainly add more confidence into them to enter the industry.” He also wished a very bright career to all the participating students!” 

Started with Sufiana Round, the other five rounds of the show were Indo Western, Innovative, Anarkali, Western and Office Wear. All displayed splendid creations by the students of Fashion Technology of LIDE.  The Innovative Round earned much applauds as the students revealed their creative power in it with use of casual material like leaves plates etc. In between the rounds students performed with great messages of social awakening. The singers sang popular numbers from their albums for the entertainment of the audience. The famous numbers remained Kade taan Has Bol ve, Tera Naa Tu Sajjna etc. One of these was against drug addiction which is related to the youth. Students also presented scintillating Bhangra and compelled the spectators to take bhangra steps along with them. 

Some of the participating students of the Fashion Technology Surpreet, Kiran, Rohit, Ranjit, Deepika said: "This participation has made us knowledgeable towards latest trends and traditions prevalent in Fashion Industry. We have indeed learnt much for our career. Now we hope to get chance to work with top brands like Monte Carlo, Tommy Hilfiger, Lilliput, Madame, Neva Inner Wear and such others of immense repute.”

National English Seminar at LPU Witnessed Participation of 22 Scholars from India’s top Educational Institutions

 * Inputs also received from Professor in Iran

Jalandhar: In order to promote professional sharing and inform the latest developments in English Language teaching and learning, the Department of English at Lovely Professional University organised a national seminar. The topic was ‘Revising the Normative: Using Post-colonialism to Readdress Culture, Literature and Performance’. 22 research scholars, professors and lecturers from top institutes from across the states of West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab and union Territories participated in the seminar. Even, valuable abstracts on the topic, to be read out during seminar, were received from countries like Iran.  Held as an open lecture, the seminar let the audience akin to the topic.

Scholars discussed various aspects of post-colonial literature and deliberated at length upon the theories/ concepts at the bottom of the subject. The addresses delivered by the invited speakers helped in creating the elevated literary atmosphere. Prof Dr Kumar Sankar Bhattacharya from Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Prof Anil Raina of Panjab University Chandigarh, Prof Gurupdesh of Guru Nanak Dev University were appreciated much for their thoughts and presentations. They illustrated the unique and contrasting perspectives of the colonial era and the struggling display of nationalism emerged during this time period.

Illustrative, Post-Colonialism pertains to a society moving away from another society’s cultural values, ethics, psychology etc to form an identity of their own. The literature commonly originated from countries colonized by European Powers.

Appreciating the research initiative of the English Department, LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar encouraged all the participants: “Get engaged to the core in research projects to produce innovative ideas and share them with the world for benefit of others. The present endeavour of the English Department is indeed a step towards this."

LPU’s Department of Physical Education Organized Annual Intra Department Athletic Meet 2012

 *More than 500 students participated in the athletic competitions
LPU Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal litting the holy flame for Intra Department Athletic Meet-2012
Jalandhar: Representing their Department of Physical Education, M PEd Final Year Students of Lovely Professional University organized annual Intra Department Athletic Meet 2012, at   Lovely Sports Complex Hardaspur. More than 500 men and women athletes from different Schools and Departments of the University participated in near15 competitions. Started with lighting of torch, flag hoisting, oath taking, the athletic meet was declared open by the Chief Guest, LPU Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, amid assembly of athletes & thousands of student-spectators.  Waving flags of their respective departments, the colourfully-cladded athletes presented a massive march past. This followed the start of different athletic competitions, with 800 Mts Race first of all.  More than 60 gold, silver and bronze medals were distributed to the winning athletes.

Addressing the athletes, Pro Chancellor Ms Mittal conveyed the great message to the participating athletes: “The most important thing is not to win but to take part in such activities!  In fact, the three priestly words of the Olympic slogan, observed in the meet, ‘Citius-Altius-Fortius’ meaning "Faster, Higher, Stronger" represent moral beauty and duty of every sports person. As such all the athletes should observe the spirit of the meet to the core to rise in the life as the best human beings.” Congratulating the final year M PEd students for organizing such a meet, Ms Mittal continued: “M PEd students were expected that they should organize such an event in a large way. We are happy to see that they have proved themselves up to our expectations by organizing such a huge ever event during study time period.”

LPU athlete yelling on going to be declared victorious during athletic meet-2012
The closing ceremony witnessed the honouring and prize distribution, before vote of thanks and declaration of closing of the Meet by LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar. Gaganpreet Kaur, the University student who headed the oath taking ceremony and who also has much to her credit towards athletic achievements, said: “Our alma mater has made us more responsible by having a firm faith on us.  The teaching and understanding which we have received through our teachers at the university will always help us in our future professional life. This organization has indeed made us more confident.”

Cast of “Cigarette ki tarah” Visits LPU: Calls Upon Youth to Say no to Drug Abuse

Jalandhar, Dec 6, The lead cast of the upcoming movie “Cigarette ki tarah” which is based on ‘quit smoking message’ visited LPU Phagwara today along with other crew members; dispense the message of abstaining from drug and smoking culture, to the students.  The team reached LPU at 12:30 PM, and was welcomed by a cheering crowd of nearly 2,000 students; as Aman Mittal, LPU received them warmly.

Amongst those who visited included actors Bhoop Yaduvanshi and Madhurima Tuli. The movie which is going to hit the screens on 14th December, 2012 is about youth, their indulgences and the menace of drug abuse.  The movie highlights the plight of those who take to smoking and other related ills, and their unfavourable aftermaths on one’s life. The Director of the movie stated they have purposely chosen LPU as a venue, as the movie is all about young people; and the subject is closely related to the lives and life-styles adopted by many young people.” He further added that they want to leave the message in large that smoking/drugs are not a right way of living by youth.

After the initial welcome, the crew came out open in the lawns of the University and mingled with the students in a casual and unbridled amusing way. Thereafter, they got on to a podium and addressed the students from there highlighting the importance of healthy and drug-free life. The cast also danced to the tunes of popular numbers from the movie, sending the sea of applauding students in a wild gush of excitement.  Abhit, one of the students exalted to have an interaction with the lead acting pair stated, “I am very happy to see that every now and then, artists from various fields keep coming to LPU campus.  Earlier I used to see this as just a means to have fun and excitement. But it is a good feeling for me to see that there is a message by the visitors, in their every visit. It was good to see that the lead pair Bhoop Yaduvanshi and Madhurima Tuli talks about the ill effects of drug abuse; and the students lending a serious ear to their words.”

Ms Rashmi Mittal, Pro Chancellor LPU in his message regarding the event stated, “Celebrities have a great influence on the general public as a whole, and youth in particular. This visit by the entire crew of the movie is one of the endeavours of LPU to dispense meaningful messages to its students, by leveraging upon the celebrity status of those who visited the campus. Moreover, the subject of the movie i.e. drug abuse is of extreme relevance to today’s youth; and hence we are happy to see the crew coming to campus to drive awareness about the menace.”

Ceasefire Industries Ltd. Selects 28 from LPU–B.Tech (ECE) and MBA students chosen for pan Indian operations

Jalandhar: In a placement drive organized at LPU Phagwara for engineering and MBA students, Ceasefire Industries limited recruited a total of 28 students, who will serve as Management trainee, when they will join the company in the mid of next year. Ceasefire is a trusted name in fire safety and Security Company. The Mumbai based company has carved a niche for itself in firefighting safety business and is emerging as a frontrunner in the same.  21 students were placed from MBA (Marketing) discipline, whereas remaining seven were from B.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering).   The selection procedure consisted of group discussion, initial interview and final interview.

Congratulating the successful students, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal stated, “There are seamless opportunities out there in the job market. The students have just to make themselves deserving to clinch upon the plethora of job opportunities. LPU on its part is committed to groom its students to fetch the best on the anvil. We wish all the best to the selected students for a prospering & satisfying career ahead.”

On this sparkling success, some of the selected students Ms. Apoorva Singh, Shivam Mishra, Ajitabh Srivastava, Peehu, Arun and others said jointly: “We are excited to join Ceasefire.  It is exciting to see how new novel services are surfacing in a big way. Holding a manager’s position in a job profile that adventurous streaks, is something that will be out and out enjoyable. We are ready for the new challenges and thank to our Alma Mater because of which we have got this job.”  The successful students will handle key responsibilities and operations in different parts of the country.

Lovely Academy(LAC) organised its Annual Scholarship Test

*More than 500 school students appeared for the test
*Student can be benefited with a scholarship up to 50% of tuition fee

Jalandhar: Lovely Academy, an associate of Lovely Professional University and a premier institute for competitive exams, organized annual scholarship test-2012, for school students. More than 500 students appeared for the test.  This test has given an opportunity to students to prepare and study for the competitive examinations, under scholarship. The students who have got 65% and more marks will get scholarship up to 50% on tuition fee. Students will now get an opportunity to study under latest & proven systems of Lovely Academy and mentorship of top faculty. 

Worth mentioning, LAC is India’s top Engineering & Medical entrance test preparation institute under scholarship. LAC has already achieved many ranks for Medical, AIEEE & IIT JEE Examinations last year.  In the year 2013, the competitive exams are going to have a changed pattern: AIEEE is to be changed into JEE Main, IIT-JEE to JEE Advanced and Medical Test as NEET. In this altered context, LAC is the only institute which has geared up to deliver in accordance to the new pattern.

Informing about exclusive endeavour of Lovely Group, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am immensely pleased to note that Lovely Academy has been making phenomenal progress since its inception.  Appearance of near 500 students for the scholarship test is indeed a confirmation to strong trust in the out-comings of Brand Lovely and Academy. We are hopeful that the preparedness at LAC will certainly let its students, from Jalandhar and surrounding, get enrolled at the top Institutes like IITs.”

Lovely Academy is a unit of Lovely Professional University and has been regularly striving to let students maximize their potential. For every course, LAC has a strategic and calculated programme structure, which aims at skills realization and development in a well-organized manner. Here, students are provided with an access to depth of knowledge and experience, in collaboration with top faculty to unravel the complexities for sure success.