*Near 1000 counsellors and center heads, from 400 distance education centers (DECs) across India and abroad participated
*Insights, statistics, reviews about ‘centers’ were made to let quality education reach every nook and corner of the world
*“LPU Distance Education has gained much credibility nationally & internationally through exemplary team work”: LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal
*Study Center of the year-2012 and other awards were given to 40 study centers
Jalandhar: Observing the year 2013 as the year of LPU Connect, LPU’s Directorate of Distance Education organized 2nd annual Distance Education Centers Meet ‘Manthan-2013’ in the campus. Near 1000 counsellors and center heads, who guide more than 40,000 students at 400 LPU study centers across India and abroad, participated. During the event discussion and presentations were made on how LPU Directorate of Distance Education can take the next big step to provide quality education across the globe.
Congratulating all counsellors and center heads for their commendable and regularly progressing joint efforts, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal highlighted the amazing success stories of LPU Distance Education and informed them: “Our Directorate of Distance Education is progressing by leaps and bounds. Big corporate houses like Reliance and top others have joined us. Further growing in the era of distance education, we want to offer the quality program and using technology we would like to bring it as close to regular programs as possible. He said that there are still many villages and remote places where the access to higher education is almost negligible or very rare, and we need to ensure education to all: “We have to step together and fill the gaps created with affordable fee-structure and quality education through quality study material and quality counseling. To the heads of the international distance education centers, he said: “We need to let the world know that Indian education system is the best. Working with this image, we will open more education centers in different countries.” On the same day Apple I Pad & Mobile Phone applications, new website as well access to many hundred books were also launched.
Illustrative, distance education centers, being the points of contact on behalf of the University, have been equipped with complete know-how about the University. Center Heads even from far off centers in foreign countries and Indian states including Kuwait, Kingdom of Lesotho, Nepal, Gujarat, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, and other states were present under all enthusiasm. They shared their experiences that how they feel about LPU Distance Education system and how it is different from other institutions by focusing on quality and quality alone. Mr Jatinder of Achievers Academy in Kuwait shared that the ‘Meet Manthan 2013’ has motivated much to work more and more to reach prospective students in masses: “ I am happy to share that students in Kuwait has much information about LPU’s saga of successes. They are seen very keen to join LPU’s study programmes for the best study material and the best future.”