Billions’Heart- Throb Padma Shri & 14 Filmfare Awards winner "Badshah of Bollywood" Shahrukh Khan (SRK) & Celebrated Acting Empress Deepika Padukone will entertain LPU students on 3rd August

*Famous Bollywood Director & king of comedy films Rohit Shetty will also accompany them
*Special program has been designed to welcome the fresher students joining LPU in August
* “Nothing else can be so welcoming for the fresh students to start their academics with motivations from icons of success”: Chancellor Ashok Mittal

Jalandhar: The most awarded in Indian cinema as Best Actor by Filmfare Awards for his super performances in movies ranging from romantic dramas to action thrillers, King Khan Shahrukh Khan (SRK) will be face to face with LPU students on 3rd August 2013.  Coveted Padma Shri & 14 Filmfare Awards winner, "Badshah of Bollywood" SRK will be accompanied by celebrated acting empress Deepika Padukone. Both of them will entertain and motivate fresh students and alumni of LPU.
Famous for 100 crore rupees directorial movies, director Rohit Shetty is also visiting LPU campus along with.  Their contributions to the film industry have garnered all three of them numerous achievements. On these lines, they will also interact with fresh students and forward tips to be successful in their lives, and let them forget the word “Impossible”. This mega event is a great opportunity not only for LPU but for the whole of Jalandhar as well.
Informing about the visit of Bollywood idols, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “This huge and motivational event is specially planned to welcome the new students as they are going to start their new academic career in the first week of August. They will indeed remember this event life-long as they will be face to face with success icons and learn about their hard earned success. I congratulate the students in advance that they are going to be a great part of this event on the very first day of theirs in the campus. This mega visit of towering personalities will really inspire and motivate new students a lot.”
The struggling tales and commercial success of King Khan’s early life, acting career, International recognition, stardom, philanthropic-works, brand SRK image, ownership of IPL cricket team and his other accomplishments have much to impart to LPU youth. LPU students are very eager to see face to face SRK and ask him how he is spontaneous, boyish, mischievous and acting straight from the heart. Students are also desirous to know from SRK himself how his television-serials Fauji , Circus led critics to recognize his acting style;  how his first film release became a box office hit;  and, how he has come out as an icon of romance in Hindi cinema. 

LPU Students became Associate Software Developers with OATI (Open Access Technology India)

* US based OATI is one of the world’s largest IT companies working in energy sector
*OATI selected 10 students at salary package up to 2.8 Lac per annum

Jalandhar:  US based and one of the world’s largest IT companies working in energy sector, OATI (Open Access Technology India) has recruited ten students of LPU as Associate Software Developers. The students of B. Tech CSE/ IT/ECE & MCA of Batch 2013 had participated in a joint campus placement drive held at LPU Campus. The selected ones will join their duties in the month of August 2013 under the salary package offered up to 2.8 lac per annum.  A 12 member- team of OATI including Director Jaspreet Singh and Manager (HR & Admin) Sonal Duhra had conducted the recruiting process in an exemplary and balanced way.
Congratulating the successful students, OATI Director Mr Jaspreet Singh said: “This is the third placement drive in succession by our company at LPU Campus. I am happy to note that LPU students have all those abilities and potentialities which are required from a fresher by us. This time, too, LPU students have excelled others in number as well as quality.” Mr Jaspreet also assured that his company will continue making a reach to LPU for recruiting process in future also as his wants are fulfilled here.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: "We are happy that more and more companies of varied interests are considering our students on priority basis. This drive through prestigious IT Power sector is indeed a boosting factor for the students as well the university." He added: "Our students are lucky to get selected to work with a leading company in energy production. Their new assignment will teach them high-tech software solutions related to the energy industry."
Open Access Technology India (OATI) is a premier software development company, and is one of the fastest growing companies in the Northern region.  It specializes in the software solutions related to the Energy sector, including Energy Trading, Reliability, Compliance and Smart Grid solutions. It is developing software solutions exclusively for its only client, OATI (US based), which provides innovative solutions to the energy sector in North America.
Selected students, Manisha, Anjali, Anurag, Kumar Gaurav, Amit Kumar, Anu Saini, Rohit, Sunil, Kumar Mayank, and Varinda Sharma are very eager to join the leading company within a few days in the next month. Mayank said: "This selection has empowered us to further grow in the time to come. We are still in prime of our life and many more bright opportunities will certainly come to us, if we continue working in accordance to the motivation received by us at our alma-mater."

DRDO, DST, CSIR funded Rs 88.4 Lakhs for Research and Development Projects of Lovely Professional University

*School of Physics got Rs 34 Lakhs, Bio-technology Rs 26.8 Lakhs & Pharmacy received Rs 27.6 Lakhs
*Funding is for five socially beneficial projects like ‘effective management of diabetes mellitus’, study of micro-fauna etc
*LPU has also been successful in getting 6 patents filed, 328 publications and 24 project submissions 

Jalandhar:  Research initiatives of LPU this year got major boost as five of its projects in the advanced areas of different disciplines have been granted funding of Rs 88.4 lakh. Different Faculty of LPU formulated and applied for research proposals and received coveted funding from various prestigious government agencies. DST-SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board from Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Sc & Tech) has funded Rs 27.60 lakhs for Pharmacy project ‘Self Nano emulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS) for oral delivery of polypeptide- k for effective management of diabetes mellitus: design and optimization’. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) sanctioned Rs 20.5 lakhs for Physics project-‘Self-focusing of ultra-short laser pulses in plasmas under density transition’. DST has also came forward for two projects in separate fields of Physics and Bio-technology with Rs 13.5 Lakhs & Rs 20.5 Lakhs, respectively. These projects are ‘Investigation of H2CS and H2CC molecules in interstellar space’ and ‘Molecular mechanism of mycorrhizal symbiosis during the drought in finger millet: Eleusine coracana (L) Gaertn’. Similarly, DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) has sanctioned Rs 9.8 Lakhs for Bio-technology project- ‘Study of micro-fauna in the rhizosphere of Hppophae rhamnoides L (Sea-buckthorns) growing at different altitudes of Himalayan Region’. 
Expressing immense happiness for the recognition and approval of the projects from the supreme authorities of R&D, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am immensely pleased to note that LPU’s mission for research and development has been well supported by high-status government agencies. This will indeed be a great encouragement to our faculty and students for furtherance of R&D endeavours of theirs.” Mr Mittal informed: “Along with sanctioning of 5 projects, LPU has been successful in getting 6 patents filed, 328 publications and 24 project submissions. University has also dedicated a Research Block with huge space to motivate university researchers and developers for national and international projects.” He also added: “LPU always values and supports research activities, and LPU faculty is encouraged to forward research proposals to various national and international funding bodies. To initiate research activities and to assist faculty in getting research funding from related agencies, various guidelines are made available for faculty, staff and students time to time.”
During 2013-14 session, about 234 national & international level research projects have been targeted by  more than 1000 PhDs & Masters faculty members and students from faculties of Science and Technology, Business Administration & Arts, Education & Humanities, and Applied & Medical Sciences. In addition, 575 publications are to be made in SCI Journals; Submissions are to be made for 12 patents, and 27 Copyrights. Moreover, after successfully developing Formula Racing Car, Driverless Car operated with remote control from any part of the world etc, students are now engaged on Tram Project to have tram service in the entire area of the campus. 


LPU’s Young Achievers placing themselves globally

*Bibin Babu – an LPU MBA Student selected amongst only 2 students to represent India at Google in USA
*Already has 3 Job-offers in hand
*Has travelled more than 4 countries as a student in last three years

Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University (LPU) which has established itself as a global university is also promoting its students to have recognitions and acclaims world-wide. One of such students is only 22 years old Bibin Babu-an MBA pass out of this year. He must not have thought about his present success when he had started from Kerala to join LPU as a student of B Tech (IT) –MBA (HR) integrated programme, in 2008. His awakened parents sent him to LPU to be what he is today. Having three lucrative job-offers of his preferences with him, he is presently working with prestigious Bloomberg Institute as its ambassador. He is promoting Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) & various other Bloomberg products for education, all across globe. Contextually, he attended three-day Bloomberg Summit in Singapore in the month of April 2013, which was attended by top performers of Asia Pacific region.  In this regard, Bibin not only covered almost all parts of India but he has also visited many countries, including USA, Singapore & Malaysia, during his LPU studentship.
Bibin also became one of the only two students selected by Google, for all paid trip, to represent India at Google I/O -the world's largest technology conference held in San Francisco this year 2013. The other student was from IIT Mumbai. Bibin got chance to interact with Google’s CEO Larry Page, Senior Vice President Hugo Barra and others at top positions. He became more pragmatic about Google’s novel endeavours Google Glass, Google Chrome Pixel, Android Game Center, New Tablet, Google Maps 3D, Google Babble, and ongoing X projects including self-driving car and Google Fiber. He humbly admits that this would not have been possible without LPU. In fact, Google has constituted many Google Developer Groups (GDGs) in top cities of the world. In accordance, LPU’s Bibin became manager of GDG Jalandhar, and he organized Punjab’s first ever Developers Conference, under power and sponsorship of Google. This fest (attended by hundreds of students from different institutions) focussed on Google technologies - Android, Android Apps, Google Maps, API, Google Docs, HTML5, Innovation, Entrepreneurship in IT and lot more.
Born in a middle class family, Bibin always remained active as a student: “After joining LPU, I as a student never turned back and availed opportunities to develop myself for success. Coming from South to North was not any sort of hitch for me. I got support and sincere advice of my teachers and class-fellows equally.” He added: “ Here, I got chance to serve WIPRO as its Evangelist,  to become co-chairman of Yi-CII (Young Indians- Confederation of Indian Industries) LPU Net, to anchor Zara clothes brand shows, and presently  I am also one of the lead star-cast of Bolly-wood movie ‘Salt & Light’ (under production).” He encourages his juniors to dream big to become a great part of global engineering and management society: “Our country has the best talent. The need of the hour is to inculcate among students an attitude for innovation and creation. No doubt Bloomberg, Google and others are continuously helping us to make our living better by employing and empowering students, but similar opportunities can be generated here in our country also. Only required thing is initiative.”  

Last date of applying for LPU’s Scholarship Scheme is 31st July 2013

* Student can get scholarship up to Rs 5 Lakh depending upon the program
*Large application flow from across globe makes Jalandhar a nucleus for higher education 


Jalandhar: With a strong belief that financial constraint should not stop a student from getting quality education; LPU’s scholarship scheme has been benefitting the thousands of students from globe across. This year, the last date of applying for scholarship scheme is 31st July 2013, and an applicant can get scholarship up to Rs 5 Lakh depending upon the program. Scholarship Scheme is favourite among meritorious and talented students not only from all across India but other countries as well. A large number of applications received for admissions this year indicate worldwide popularity of LPU, which has marked Jalandhar as a nucleus of quality higher education.
Being attracted by the coveted facilities and excellent academic inputs; a large number of students from South (Tamil Nadu, AP, Karnataka & Kerala) and even Maharashtra are seen in the campus along with their parents/relatives for admissions. International students are also coming from many new countries, including China, which is indeed a great attribute. Earlier students used to go to South and foreign countries for quality education, now LPU has reversed the trend by attracting thousands of students not only from all the states of India but from 30 other countries also.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “LPU’s scholarship scheme has already benefitted more than 20,000 meritorious students over last years. Under this largest scholarship scheme in India, scholarships amounting more than Rs 150 Crores have been provided to the students.” Elaborating about availability of scholarships, he said: “To be eligible for this scholarship, students have to be academically strong, and on the basis of performance in the board examination, graduation or the national/state level tests, scholarship amount is decided. University in last couple of years is also recognizing not only academically strong students but also candidates who have performed at state/national or international sports activities.” Mr Mittal added: “We are happy to note that we have let this scheme available to a large number of students, as we do not want that a capable student be debarred from receiving quality education.”
Illustrative, scholarship and LPU special Financial Aid scheme LPU-TFA (Test for financial Aid) can be applied for more than 200 programs, ranging from diploma programs to post- graduate ones. Scholarship is also available as per rank in JEE (Main), XAT, NATA, CAT, GATE NEET, MAT & GPAT. In addition, State Level Entrance Tests for various Programs of Diploma, Engineering and MBA programs are also considered for scholarship. National and international level best performances in Sports, Cultural activities; Research & Development, Social Services and Bravery Acts also enable a student to avail scholarship.

LPU ranked above IIT Delhi in B-School (MBA) Pedagogy Ranking conducted by India’s high-status business magazine ‘Business World’

* ‘Business World’ has ranked LPU three steps ahead of IIT Delhi in the area of teaching style

* “Such achievement is not only taking LPU to new heights but also promoting Punjab as the hub of higher education in India and globally” : Chancellor Ashok Mittal

Jalandhar: In the most esteemed and largest annual B-Schools (MBA) Survey-2013 conducted by prominent business magazine ‘Business World’ (BW), LPU has been ranked above IIT Delhi in the pedagogy area. Ranked three steps ahead at number 21 nationally, LPU has amassed 92 scores, whereas IIT Delhi is at 24 with 90 scores. These scores are calculated for Soft-Skills Development Programme, Entrance Test Scores, Curriculum Review, Elective Review, Student & Faculty Exchange Programmes, Students sent abroad, and Policy against Plagiarism. The survey comprised objective as well as perceptual survey where a total of 1,171 respondents (from management education system) were interviewed across 11 cities: Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad.

Mentioning about the survey, Editor of BW Prosenjit Datta holds: “The best B-schools are improving constantly- a majority of the survey participants have improved their infrastructure, faculty or curriculum. This year, our method of assigning scores-both absolute and relative- has changed marginally.” To gather data on various parameters, BW team had emailed a structured questionnaire to 425+ B-schools across India. The information was thoroughly checked for accuracy and further validated from secondary sources and finally 123 institutes were ranked. In fact, institutes were divided across four zones and divided into 16 match panels, and each B-school was exposed to at least 75 respondents. In this regard, academic community of faculty members, recruiters, industry experts, MBA aspirants, existing B-school students and parents of students contributed a lot.

Encouraging LPU’s B-School Team, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “It is indeed inspirational to note that LPU has excelled prominent institutions even under such a rigorous process for both objective and perceptual surveys. However, we will have to continue putting more and novel efforts now to work in accordance to the lurking needs in the present management education. Such achievement is not only taking LPU to new heights but also promoting Punjab as the hub of higher education in India and globally.” Mr Mittal continued: “In the fast changing education field, our B-School keeps on striving to prepare students to differentiate themselves from others. They are readied to enter competitive world of international business, and for this all requisites are accorded to them.”

Illustrative, year after year, LPU has proved its competence by winning awards and accolades for its contributions to the management education. Last year also LPU has been ranked as the Asia’s’ Best Emerging Business School in the award function at Singapore. The growing success of LPU students in the corporate world is also another area of success. Students of MBA at LPU has recently got starting salary worth 6.5 lakhs in the Federal Bank, while another of its MBA students represented India in the Google Developers conference at San Francisco, USA.

LPU’s Department of Agriculture promoting Organic Farming

*Students learning healthy, sustainable organic farming practices practically on the campus

*University has also launched B Tech Agricultural Engineering Programme from this year

Jalandhar: Countering conventional farming based on harmful chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides usage; LPU’s Department of Agriculture is venturing production and promotion of organic farming yields on its campus. Hundreds of its B Sc Agriculture (Hons) students have engaged themselves to learn healthy, sustainable organic farming practices through their teachers at the University. Students are regaining wisdom of agricultural heritage and learning how organic agriculture enriches the soil, increases the long-term yield, nutrient value, and potency of crops season by season. Students are practically learning organic farming practices for different crop growing procedures like sowing, seeds identification, sprays, modifications etc. University has also launched B Tech Agricultural Engineering Programme from this year.

Students’ hitherto organic yields of Spinach, Cauliflowers, Cabbage, Turnip, Radish, Carrots have been well accepted by local consumers at University, who have liked these for quality, taste, appearance and appeal. They have also produced organic wheat. Now, students are gearing up to expand product offerings and presence making in global markets as well. Plans are being made for exotic vegetables, fruit growing and export marketing in European countries by adopting quality control parameters. Students have started working on the production of Baby-Corn, Parsley (Kind of Coriander), Lettuce (Green Leaves), Dill (A Fragrance), Lemon Grass and other. They have also worked for growing and marketing of all types of summer vegetables. In addition, they are learning Green House (Poly House) production, Tissue culture, Collection of Plasma, usage of natural resources & compost, floriculture, and above all entrepreneurship value for a valuable growth on even a small piece of land.

LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar informed: “The students of Agriculture department have developed great interest in the novel farming. In this context, university is bringing great exposure to them by inviting experts from the renowned Universities of IOWA State USA, Pakistan and other countries.” Dr Kanwar also said: “Proper organic agricultural practices require expert training and supervision for sustainable procurement methods. These help in preserving rare and endangered wild plant species and the earth's natural bio-diversity. As such, our aim is to educate and create awareness among the agriculture students about the benefits of organic products, in particular, and the welfare of mankind in general.”

In fact, farmers today have lost much of their ancestral farming knowledge and ancient seed varieties since the introduction of chemical based commercial agriculture and hybrid seeds. In many places trees have stopped bearing fruit because the heavy use of pesticides has killed the pollinators – the bees and butterflies. Valuable medicinal and other plants are also becoming endangered because of indiscriminate commercial over-harvesting. On the other hand, organic agriculture does not allow the usage of commercial fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. This creates a significantly healthier working and living environment for the farmers, their families and livestock, as well as the local wildlife.