Asia’s first Solar Vehicle Championship organised at LPU

  • 28 teams from across Asia competed
  • LPU students’ engineering organisation ‘Robotics & Intelligent Systems Community (RISC-LPU)’ endeavoured for this Asia’s largest championship & Auto-fest
  • LPU’s ‘Sunskaar’ was also showcased during the event
  • Cash Prizes worth Rs 1, 12,000 were also distributed to the competitors in various categories

Jalandhar: Asia’s largest three- day Electric Solar Vehicle Championship (ESVC) & Auto-fest 2014 was held at LPU Campus. The event was aptly launched on the Earth Day for next generation vehicles to forward great message of being environment friendly by not disturbing the Nature.  On this occasion, a huge 41 feet tall metallic structure of 12 maruti cars ‘Metal Boy’ was center of attraction for all, and it also served as an entry gate to the event. More than 100 teams from across Asia, South and West India had registered which made the competition a truly international event. Competing teams had to design and create solar powered vehicles themselves under a challenging cost limitation of Rs. 60,000, and weight not to exceed 150 kgs. During different competitions, virtual round saw selection of 36 teams, and after technical and dynamic rounds 28 teams were left in the fray to further face the tough competition. After final racing, cash prizes worth Rs one Lac & twelve thousand were also distributed to the competitors in various categories like best innovation, design, auto cross, acceleration, light weight and other bests.
Congratulating all the participating students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am happy to see that the students not only worked on various innovative projects but also fulfilled that task of educational institututions which society anticipates from the Institutions.  This is a great endeavour which will help in saving the gallons and gallons of precious organic fuel and green environment also. Our University is also trying hard to get the vehicles commercialized and our talks are going on with leading manufacturers.”
LPU students’ engineering organization ‘Robotics & Intelligent Systems Community (RISC-LPU)’ is a group of budding engineering students committed to create high end technology. They have designed a hybrid electric solar car “Sunskaar” which was highly appreciated at recently held Auto Expo at Greater Noida. This car is capable of running on batteries, solar energy, and even on diesel/petrol for initial start on needs.  The five- seat family car ‘Sunskaar’ is illustrative also as on getting its battery attached to inverter can well lit a house. LPU student V Shantharaman who hails from Andhra Pradesh seemed very happy on being a participant and he quoted: “On competing with students from other distant states and countries, this event indeed got international dimensions.” 

LPU School of Agriculture

LPU School of Agriculture is one of the top institutions for agriculture studies not only in Punjab but India also. Providing high quality graduate, post-graduate and research education for a wide range of agriculture programs; the School is committed to educate next generation of leaders in agriculture, agricultural research and produce. The curriculum is prepared by academicians of reputed institutes and experienced people from the related industry. Students are prepared to get acquainted with various advances in fields and facets of agriculture and related specializations. To generate skilled man power of entrepreneurships and researchers in agriculture, the students are equipped with breadth and depth of subject knowledge so that they are able to pursue higher studies in different fields of Agriculture.  Different fields taught are agronomy, plant pathology, physiology, agricultural microbiology, biotechnology, economics, genetics, plant breeding, horticulture, entomology, soil & seed science, and many more.
Programs offered: (After 12th):  B.Sc. Hons (Agri.), B.Sc.(Hons) - M.Sc. (Dual degree) (Agri).  For higher studies M.Sc. (Agri) and studies for Doctoral degree are also available. The studies are benchmarked as with IOWA State University, and PURDUE University of the USA. All LPU agriculture programs are designed and delivered aiming the wholesome development of students.
Unique features:  Cutting Edge courses in workshop Mode for hands-on experience:  In addition to the regular course work, specially designed courses like practical crop production, nursery raising for horticulture crops, crop & seed identification lab, soil and water sampling/analysis, soil description/ interpretation lab, organic/chemical fertilizers, manure identification lab, diseases of horticultural crops, floriculture, vegetable crop production lab,  bio-safety rules and intellectual property rights are offered to promote practical implication of various courses which train students for industry. Moreover, the school promotes healthy life by producing and direct marketing of certified organic fruit and vegetables from University’s orchard and farms. 
Career Prospects: Teaching, research fellowship, development officers, self-employed (establishing agriculture based small industries), technical experts in companies related to pesticides, fertilizers, seeds and irrigation-systems. Students can make career in agriculture based industries- Apiculture, Poultry Farms, Biotechnology Firms, Scientific publishers and Biological supply houses. Government organizations Kribhco, NABARD, NFL, Agriculture insurance,  and multinational seed and chemical companies  Monsanto, Dow-Chemicals, Bayer, Syngenta, Mahyco, Gardha and many more are also helpful.
Achievements: Kunal Adhikari, a student of B.Sc (Agri.) won 1st prize in North Zone Competition “Anveshan-Research Convention”, organized by All India Universities Association at Kurukshetra  University, Haryana , where Kunal competed against many doctorates and was awarded for innovative technology.

Placements: Well renowned firms, industries, services and agriculture based banks and corporate world will be invited for campus placements in 2015-16.

LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of the top institutions for pharmacy studies not only in Punjab but India also. Providing high quality graduate, post-graduate and research education for a wide range of pharmacy programs; LPU School is committed to educate next generation of leaders in pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and health care. The curriculum is prepared by academicians of   reputed institutes and experienced people from the related industry. LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, thus, prepares world-class health team professionals and pharmacy experts. Moreover, continuous interaction with the industry ensures pace with the changing trends in the pharmaceutical industry. Here, pharmacy studies include important topics like formulation related aspects; drug analysis; effect of various drugs; herbal drugs; plant tissue culture and biosynthesis; novel drug discovery; validation and drug regulatory affairs. LPU Students of the School have also filed a number of national and international patents.
Programs offered: (After 12th ):  B. Pharmacy & B.S. Pharmacy (Each of 4 years); Dual Degree Programs of 6 years each for B.S. Pharmacy – MBA ; B.S Pharmacy – M. Pharmacy; B. Pharmacy – MBA; & B. Pharmacy - M. Pharmacy, all based  on Semester System.
Career options: Pharmacists, Pharmacy graduates and post graduates have wide range of career options in industry and academia, both in India and abroad, such as Clinical Research Associate/Assistant, Medical Insurer, Drug/Food Inspector, Clinical data manager, Medical Transcription, Validation Manager/Specialist, Senior-executive in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Unique features: The animal house of the Pharmaceutical sciences has CPCSEA approval; Herbal Garden with 180 different species; Well-equipped library with online subscription for national and international Journals (EBSCO); Pharmaceutical industry honours toppers; Exposure to industrial and hospital set ups & latest techniques/instruments like High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) Electrophoresis unit, Brooke field viscometer, Rotary Tablet punching machine, UV visible spectrophotometer etc; Individual research project in 7th semester; Expert and experienced faculty members.
Achievements: Patent filed in 140 countries; technologies developed are transferred to industries; research   articles published in national and international journals; representation at national and international conferences; best research work awards to the students, and consultancy projects undertaken received from industry and institutions.

Placements of  LPU students of Pharmaceutical Sciences with top companies: Ranbaxy, Pfizer, Dr Reddy’s Laboratory, IND-Swift, Nestle, BIOCON, CIPLA, Eli Lily, GLAXO SmithKline, Johnson & Johnson Panacea, Jubilant, CLINSYS, Apollo Hospital, Fortis, LUPIN, Glen-mark, Micro labs and many more.

LPU students won Rs 50,000 in Tata Crucible Quiz 2014

  • Ace quizmaster Pickbrain  (Mr Giri Bala Subramaniam) was the host of the show
  • Tata Crucible Quiz' is the largest Indian quiz show
Jalandhar:  Tenth edition of India’s largest quiz show- Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014, Punjab edition, was held at LPU Campus.  LPU students Praneeth Sai and Anmol Upadhyay, both final year students of B Tech ECE, won prize of Rs 50,000. After preliminary written round among 100 registered teams from across the Punjab, breathtaking contest of intellect among selected teams for wild card round was held. Subsequently, two teams of LPU and other teams including GNDU Amritsar, Thapar University Patiala, NIT Jalandhar competed in the final round.  The quiz was hosted by ace quizmaster Pickbrain-Mr Giri Bala Subramaniam, who holds many Limca- Records to his credit for quizzing achievements. The final witty quizzing included Visual Potential, Buzzing, Think Ten Fold and Rapid Ten rounds. The questions tested students’ present and previous knowledge related to products, brands, companies, places and many more.

LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar awarded the winner teams with cash prizes.  Congratulating the winners and all other participating students, Dr Kanwar asked them to stay focused as students are the real future of the country.  In fact, 'Tata Crucible Quiz' is a key knowledge initiative, which seeks to bring together sharpest young minds on the country’s largest quiz platform. Started in 2004, it has now become an eagerly anticipated annual event.  Judged as the highest rated ground quiz, it is a team-based contest with 2 participants per team.   ‘Quiz’ has also been taken outside India and is running successfully in Singapore and in the UK.

Praneeth who hails from Warangal (Andhra Pradesh) and Anmol from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) are very happy on getting awarded after competing lot of participants.  Praneeth said: “I am happy that our university gave us a golden chance for participating in the coveted Quiz, which was organised at our campus itself.  It was my dream to participate in it as I am further aiming to be prestigious alumni of LPU as an IAS officer.” Anmol holds: “The type of learning and encouragement which is always received through our teachers has indeed let us fair well at the quiz.” 

LPU Alumni from School of Architecture redesigned CS Campus of IIT Mumbai

·  LPU architecture students are trained by international faculty

·  Latest cutting-edge laser machines are installed at the school for finest designs

Jalandhar: LPU alumni from its School of Architecture & Design are adding vast dimensions to their career through their novel architectural skills. While working with India’s leading architect Arun Rewal, one of the 2013 pass outs, Sujit Singh worked on important projects like redesigning of Computer Science campus of IIT Mumbai. In addition, Sujit worked for designing of All India Congress Committee House, New Delhi; Interiors of Bank of Baroda, and many others. Presently, he is working on projects of reputed firm PlanArch Design. Another alumnus, Nahid Khanam, is working for India’s leading architectural firm ARCOP. Nahid’s one of the biggest projects of North India is Jaypee Township in Noida.  Similarly, Paras Nayyar is working for many residential & commercial projects of Space Design Group. AARZA is Nayyar’s one of the coveted projects in New Delhi.

LPU School of Architecture & Design is reputed not only in India but internationally also. Recently, school has also installed cutting edge laser machines, which is first time in northern India. The students are trained by international faculty from Europe and the US. Major architectural firms are now seeking after LPU students as many of the School’s alumni like Sujit, Nahid, Paras have revealed their worth through important projects undertaken.

Congratulating well-placed and hard working architecture alumni, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “We are happy to see that our students are proving their worth and earning wide reputation through applauding display of skills at their job places.” Mr Mittal further informed: “Our school of Architecture & Design focuses on application oriented teaching with live architecture design projects, extensive model and field work. Students are exposed to real site situations through in house and external visits for visual orientation. Emphasis is also given on the entrepreneurship/consultancy projects which provide forward-looking view to the students. I feel this is the main reason that our students are being sought after by prestigious architecture groups.”

The School of Architecture is presently headed by Architect Atul Singla, who has got education from the oldest independent school of architecture in London (UK)- Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA). This school is one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world. Moreover, Mr Singla is the Chief Architect of university also.  

D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (Team: Predator) lifted Overall Trophy for International Go-Kart Championship held at LPU

· Finally selected 34 teams competed in the final round of LPU students Initiated automotive event
· Cash Prizes worth Rs 1,70,000 were also distributed to the best teams
·  The vehicles were designed by the students themselves

Jalandhar: Excellent design, sturdy construction, and great efficient kart of the team D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (Team: Predator) won the overall trophy for Inter-National Go Kart Championship-2014 held at LPU. On the conclusive day, LPU Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Club (LSCC) had organized final racing rounds of 17 laps (near 30 kms) to be  covered by the finalized go-karts. After pre-final rounds of technical, endurance and dynamic tests by a panel of reputed experts from automotive industry, 34 technically qualified teams competed in the field. The panel of judges was constituted of top officials from ISNEE, TVS, FLIGHT, ICAI, and ARAl.   The participating students had themselves designed the vehicles. The final teams used engines of 100 to 125cc in their vehicles for top speed of 80 kms and an average speed of 40-50 kms per hour.
On this occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated winners, final competitors and all other participants as well. Mr Mittal said: “I am happy to see massive participation at the championship from South, Maharashtra, and many parts of Asia, which has broadened the dimension of the competition. I feel that the hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers have finally paid off in one or the other form. The winner here will now showcase their strength at next level international competition in some other country.”  Mr Mittal also informed that LPU students are enthusiastic towards such competitions which lead them to perfection. LPU students are now ready to soon organize another world-class event ESVC-Electric Solar Vehicles Championship, where all forms of engineering skills will be tested.
During four days of the championship, many static competitions included the excellent driver’s skill of steering the vehicle on a challenging race track of tight and twisting turns.  The closely running winners showcased excellent feats of competition in the last racing rounds. As and when the final races were over, the results in various categories were announced. In all, the event saw massive participation of 104 teams from engineering colleges of three nations. The competition involved world class designing, development and fabrication of vehicles under various regulations and restrictions set forth by LSCC.
Results: Best Acceleration: - Northern India Engineering College ( Team : The Tarkshya)
  • Best Skid Pad:- G.V. Acharaya Institute of Engineering and Technology ( Team: GVA Motor sports)
  • Best Autocross:- D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (Team: Predator)
  • Best Endurance: - Easwari Engineering College (Team: Lightning Legends)
  • Best Fuel Economy : Easwari Engineering College  (Team: Lightning Legends)
  • Best built quality and best design: D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (Team: Predator)
  • Best Innovation:  Sinhgad Academy of Engineering, Pune (Team: Spartans)
  • Best Female Volunteer : Ms Vagesha Nidhi 

International Go-Kart Championship inaugurated at LPU

  • 104 teams registered from four nations to competed in Asia's largest students Initiated automotive event

Jalandhar:  International Go-Kart Championship (IGC) at LPU saw tremendous showcasing of 104 Go-Karts from across three great nations of Asia-Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India this year. After initial virtual rounds, qualified 52 teams are now spearheading to show their skills and competing to get declared coveted Champion.  LPU SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Collegiate Club (LSCC) inaugurated various competitive rounds of the event today at LPU campus. On this occasion, His Excellency High Commissioner of Rwanda Hon’ble Mr Ernest Rwamucyo was the Guest of Honour of the day, and he released balloons to mark the start of the competitions.
This, Asia's largest four-day students Initiated automotive event will test various vehicles for technical aspects, endurance tests, brake tests, many other tasks and allied activities. Added with excitements & thrills in abundance, the championship to last till 24th March 2014 is carrying slogan-“Let’s tighten up the bolts”. The Championship is to design and fabricate ‘Go-Kart’ in extremely low budget, and able to be competitive for several tests and tasks.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “Organisation of such events ensures participation of students in practical activities so that they come up with new and innovative ideas. I am happy to see the increased-dimension of the event this year than the previous one. I congratulate the young organisation of the students for successful ongoing of the event. I feel that this event will not only provide broad competitive canvas to the students, but also enhance mechanical engineering approach and practice among students from all allied engineering branches.”

Illustrative, LSCC is a student organisation which deals with the mechanical engineering projects, and is affiliated to SAE- an International organization which provides both national and international exposure to the engineering students. Team from Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi is competing as ‘Kartastrophe’; from BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus as ‘Team Rossi’; from Manipal Institute of Technology as ‘Scuderia Manipal’ and 49 others with other inspiring names.

Vodafone conducted special drive for LPU's MBA and B Tech female-students

*Selected students have joined their duties as Management Trainees

Jalandhar:  Telecommunications Giant Vodafone has selected six girl-students of Lovely Professional University as Management Trainees (Band 1). This placement drive was especially conducted for 2014 passing out female students of MBA (Marketing) & B Tech (ECE & EEE).  Selected students have joined their duties at Mohali (Chandigarh) at annual salary package of Rs 3.50 lakh plus incentives.  Prior to their selection, students faced written test and personal interview. It is to be highlighted that these students are yet to appear for their final examinations. Selected students Akriti, Nimmi, Anshika, Komaljeet, Rupinder & Palkin are jubilant on their coveted success.
Congratulating successful girl-students, LPU Pro-Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal said: “I am happy that our industry focused girl- students have started working with one of the most recognisable companies in the world. It is indeed an excellent career start for the students, as they will get great hands-on experience of Vodafone business in real-world situations. We wish that our students may add more shine to their career in future too!”
On this success, an MBA student Anshika Diwan said: “This selection is going to make me grow and design my future in a novel way. I always followed the instructions of my university teachers sincerely, and this made my selection even before completion of my study program. Moreover, this placement will certainly open many other bright career opportunities for me.” 

Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational company headquartered in London. It is the world's 2nd-largest mobile telecommunications company which operates networks in 21 countries, including India, and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries. In fact, tech companies have lined up with several initiatives to encourage the role of women in the technology sphere in India. Spearheading, Vodafone has selected LPU girl-students to further groom them for bigger roles in future.

Burundi Students declared winner on conclusive day of ‘One World’ at LPU

  • Youth should work for World Peace & Communal Harmony”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal
  • Student-groups of Mauritius, Nepal, Rwanda, Maldives, Malawi, Afghanistan, Tanzania were also awarded with cash prizes
Jalandhar: Annual event of Lovely Professional University One World -2014 concluded with a great message to the youth of the world. This year, the celebration had larger dimensions as new international students from new countries Mongolia; China and South Korea brought additional flavour to already vibrant event. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “The main purpose of this annual One World event is to promote world peace and communal harmony. Students should work to maintain peace & harmony all around, irrespective of their colour, creed, country and caste. I am happy to see that different schools of the university worked together with one motive of bringing every-body closer for global understanding.” Mr Mittal also gave away cash prizes worth Rs 65,000 to different international student-groups. VC Dr Ramesh Kanwar mentioned that, in future, LPU will effort to conduct One World on international platform like United Nations conferences.

On the conclusive day many stalls for exhibition of peculiarities, foods, ornaments, dresses, products etc of different countries were raised by the international students. Different schools represented different countries’ stalls through international students in respect to their respective country. During honouring ceremony, Burundi students represented by the School of Computer Science & Engineering won first prize of Rs 15, 000. School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering represented two countries Mauritius and Nepal, and received Rs 10, 000 for each country students. The School of Business was also awarded Rs 10,000 for Rwanda students. The School of Computer Applications represented Maldives; School of Architecture and Design was for Malawi; Department of Education represented Afghanistan; and, School of Physiotherapy & Paramedical Sciences represented Tanzania. All of these four were awarded Rs 5000 each

Bollywood-Stars romanticized ‘One World’ & ‘SAUFEST’at LPU Campus

  • Stars and students presented thunderous performances on both western & classical melodies
  • Students learnt about Chinese Dragon dance, French Cancan, Mexican Hat Dance, Spanish Flamenco, in addition to Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Kuchpudi and others  
Jalandhar:  Renowned bollywood stars Jackie Bhagnani and Neha Sharma energized the fourth day of One World & SAUFEST at LPU, when both presented thunderous & fiery performances on western and classical melodies.  In tune with the spirit of the fests, international as well as national students danced along with the actors.  The visiting actors also enjoyed the ‘One World’ Expo, tasted international foods prepared by students, rode elephants to roam on the campus, interacted with the students and later on performed to entertain all participants of the fests.
The lead actors of film ‘Youngistaan’ forwarded great message to many thousand students from 28 countries and all Indian states. Congratulating the students for successful ongoing of the fests, Jackie said: “ I prefer to act for varied roles of country's youth  to promote them to be honest, sincere, imaginative, constructive, selfless, honest and above all self-confident. Students should identify their worth to be global leaders.”  Similarly, Neha Sharma asked girl-students to shun hesitations and to succeed on to high pedestals of their choice.
Being the day of ‘Dance Shows’, students  performed for Chinese Dragon dance, French Cancan, Mexican Hat Dance, Spanish Flamenco, in addition to classical Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and various other forms.  When the Asian students performed on European dances and national students on cross- nations dance genres, the aim of the festivals was highlighted & seemed to be achieved. The students also enjoyed the Fest-Expo, relished different dishes at Food Carnival, bought typical ornaments, decorative pieces, dress-attributes of other countries than their own.
One of the international students from China, Fu Jia Qi, revealed: “This celebration means much to me as it has created great interest in me for varied forms of dances and different cultures. Now I have good knowledge about many folk and tribal dances of different countries.” Another student from Tamil Nadu, Nandini Chandrasekhran said that the way the dancers twist with vitality has made me realize that all our actions should be full of energy.

International Food Carnival dominated 3rd day of ‘One World’ & ‘SAUFEST’ at LPU

  • Near 150 food specialties were prepared by international students from 28 countries
Jalandhar: International students from more than 28 countries studying at LPU organized International Food Carnival at LPU campus during youth festivals ‘One World’ & ‘SAUFEST’.  Participating students offered near 150 food delicacies and specialties at specially named stalls to relish stuffs other than one’s own country. An all-vegetarian organic menu made from fresh ingredients rather than frozen or processed foods was the highlight of the carnival. Whole-grain breads, corns, noodles, pastries, fresh milk, yogurt, vegetables, fruit and related things were used for delivery of tasteful products. Students enjoyed a broad international food market contained altogether within the LPU campus with richness of cuisines served. These included Chinese, Mongolian, Thai, Mexican, Afghani and many more world class preparations. The students had decorated their stalls in accordance to the originality of their country by using bamboos etc. They also let other students know how to cook, and what ingredients to be used for their country’s food-items.
The guest of the day was Dr Yogendra Kumar Yadav, Director SSS National Institute of Renewable Energy (Kapurthala) who inspired students to participate actively to strengthen global bonds. On this occasion students from visiting national and international universities also participated in Debate and Clay Modeling activities.
Chinese’ counters delivered Hakka Noodles, Ye gung chow fried rice; whereas, Ortiga Vermicilli, Muffins, Mozitto were available at Mexican stall. USA’s students presented Mayonnaise Sandwiches, Pasta, Cheese corn nuggets. Italian Pizza Margherita; Thai delicacy Frijoles De olla; Malaysian Laski; Sri Lankan Kottu, Kasiska uma, Senhalese Biryani; and, Bangladeshi Jhal Muri, Fuchka  were the other tastes which attracted the students in large number

Chinese “Mo Li Hua”, Mongolian “Long Song” & folk orchestral melodies marked ‘One World’ & ‘SAUFEST’ at LPU

Jalandhar:  International melodious performances marked the second day of ‘One World’ & ‘SAUFEST’ at LPU. International students of LPU, from 25+ countries, exhibited about melodies and various other indigenous specialties of their respective country. In addition, students from South Asian countries and AIU’s national youth festival winning universities also participated for light vocal music, folk orchestra and elocution categories. As such, different traditional, religious, patriotic, passionate and other melodies got mingled at LPU campus today. Chinese  all time famous “Mo Li Hua” folk song, Mongolian long song “Urtyn duu”,  Nepalese popular “Resham Firari”, Bhutanese “Rigsar &  folk orchestral  melodies of other countries  let many thousands of students enjoy the rhymes and rhythms.  Shows of dragons, elephants, horses and many more added luster to the festivals.
Present on the occasion, Joint Secretary of AIU, Mr Sampson David said: “I have attended so many youth festivals but the present two festivals going in parallel indeed have great dimensions. The credit goes to LPU for according such a mammoth design to the whole organization.”He asked the talented students of different universities to imbibe the very spirit of the fest for their all-round personality development. Prior to this, a book ‘Golden Saga of Youth Festivals’ was released which covers quotes of eminent personalities engrossed in youth activities.
The second day saw inauguration of 23 international stalls, from where students came to know that ‘Mo li hua’ literally means "Jasmine Flower” and it is a popular Chinese folk song, having  popularity both in China and abroad. Mongolian students informed that their long songs are a unique singing genre with distinctive features and are called “Urtyn duu”- meaning long melodies as opposed to short songs. The most melodious folk orchestral presentation by the students of RTM university Nagpur was based on different 47 instruments. It presented all the facets of Maharashtra culture within 10 minutes, and it enthralled the audience to the core.

In addition, international students also exhibited currencies, royal heritage, geographical history, customs, costumes, languages, monuments in miniature forms, sports, mythical characters, success sagas, warriors and many more of their respective countries. Students also shared about their fairs and festivals  like  Navrooz, Calabar, Falgun, Boisakh, Eid, Saba Saba, Nane Nane, Umuganura, Yalda, Thimpsu, Tshechu etc. 

LPU initiated Women Entrepreneurship Project

  • University stepped ahead  to advocate  women empowerment

Jalandhar: Initiating women empowerment campaign, LPU stepped ahead for women entrepreneurship at its campus to empower university girl-students. To promote this initiative a day long activity was done to call budding female student entrepreneurs to enroll with their business plans at the Student Entrepreneurship Cell of the university. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal said: “We have launched special entrepreneurship scheme for girl students.  In this context workshops and guidance for the students of selected entrepreneurship proposals will be organized through professional external experts. The Entrepreneurship Cell will provide suitable percentage of the total initial fund required for the venture.” She also added that space and facilities will also be available at university business centre in addition to infrastructure and IT support to set up women business projects.

To begin the day, NSS volunteers of the university participated in a long ‘One to One’ run campaign. Volunteers made access to other university students to participate in this endeavour with keen interest. Later on, the Division of Student Affairs of the university organized cultural show in the evening to motivate all women at the university. The show included a play on women empowerment, group dance, special song-“Mujhe kya bechega Rupaiya”, presentations and debate rounds. Two of the renowned women principals of reputed educational institutions in Jalandhar, Dr Kiran Arora (SD College for Women) & Dr Rashmi Vij ( Police DAV Public School) were specially invited to inspire university girl-students to be symbols of women empowerment. 

LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted SPER International Annual Conference

  • India is preferred destination for all global pharma major: Dr Dash from University of Kuala Lumpur
  • Scholars from Malaysia, Afghanistan, African countries and from across India shared their views on pharmaceutical sciences
  • Theme was ‘Recent trends in Pharmacy industry: Bridging the gaps in Pharmaceutical Education’

Jalandhar: The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Lovely Professional University hosted annual international conference of the Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER). 40 years old SPER has been promoting pharmacy education and research by organizing conferences annually on different themes.  This year the theme was “Recent trends in Pharmacy industry: Bridging the gaps in Pharmaceutical Education”. This theme was specially picked up to have solid discussions on this theme, and to ensure how Indian pharmaceutical education and research can further grow. More than 300 scholars from Malaysia, Afghanistan, African countries and from across India were present in this conference.  The topics discussed brought forward solutions to cure cancer by suggesting natural anti-cancer agents, laid stress on Indian system of medicine-Ayurveda; life saving herbal drugs; Vedic alchemy; anti microbial preparations and many more. During the conference, Prof (Dr) Mohd Syafiq bin Abdullah from University of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) shared his experiences and informed how Malaysia, in a short span, has become very important and one destination in pharmacy. He also shared that India has more potential to give back to the society and the pharmaceutical industry.

 LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal and Pro- Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal presented SPER Awards of the year to 50 persons for their illustrious contribution to pharmacy. Congratulating all on the successful outcome of the conference Chancellor Mittal shared: “I am happy to share that the pharmacy department of our university has emerged on the global map through many number of patents and research works. And, such a large participation in the conference is testimony to the great works done by the school of pharmaceutical sciences.” 

 The guests of honour and key speakers of the day included LPU VC Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Dr Bhaswat S Chakraborty, Senior Vice President and Chairman at Cadila Pharmaceuticals; Dr Gouri K Dash, Professor & Head Royal College of Medicine Perak Malaysia; and, Dr Upendra Nagaich, Secretary SPER. In a message, Dr Rakesh K Sharma, Addl Director & Head CBRN Defence, INMASS, DRDO, has conveyed: “The pharmaceutical industry needs to redefine and direct its R & D strategies to incorporate the tremendous changes taking place in this field. The convergence of pharmaceutical, bio and information technologies is expected to alter every aspect of health care-from preventive medicine to invasive surgical therapies and hospital care.”

The objects of SPER include promotion of scientific and research activities in relation to pharmaceutical education & research.  It works continuously with pharmacy institutions and pharmaceutical research industries for the growth and advancement of pharmacy profession. LPU has also been endeavouring on these very lines. 

Continuous interaction with industry is maintained to ensure that the learning program remains relevant to the changing trends in pharmaceutical industry. Every year, students are taken to the industries for gaining first- hand experience, and they actively participate in research-works to remain at the cutting edge. As such, LPU students have filed a number, of national and international patents. Many of the alumni hold prominent positions in industry and academia, both in India and abroad.

Abstract - Dr Bhaswat S Chakraborty, Senior Vice President & Chairman of Research & Development Core Committee at CADILA Pharmaceuticals ltd Ahmedabad shared his thoughts on the topic: “Teaching of Patient Safety in Pharmacy Curriculum”. He stressed that patients are not safe in the modern health care system. The harm comes from unexpected adverse reactions, therapeutic failures, medication errors, neglect, wrong dispensing, lack of education, inadequate supply and many more. To overcome this problem, all health care professionals must be made to understand the true concepts of patient safety and appropriate best practices. This understanding should be a part of both undergraduate and graduate curriculum relevant to the profession. Dr Chakraborty feels that most of the pharmacy educators are not yet familiar with the paradigms and structure of patient safety curriculum especially at the undergraduate level. He informed that WHO has recently introduced a patient safety guide for multiple professionals -the first part of this guide is for teachers and second for students. An eminent speaker, Dr Chakraborty is also on the board of several Institutes and Universities in India and USA in various capacities. He forwarded certain ideas which can be helpful in developing meaningful curriculum in this context. 

Abstract - Dr Gouri K Dash, Professor & Head Royal College of Medicine Perak Malaysia shared his thoughts on the key topic of the conference: “Recent trends in Pharmacy industry: Bridging the gaps in Pharmaceutical Education”. He highlighted that the Indian Pharmaceutical industry has emerged as the most dynamic manufacturing segment of the Indian economy. It has great technological capabilities to manufacture quality drugs indigenously and cost effectively. As such, India has emerged as a major competitor in the world market, and this growth has opened up a host of career opportunities for pharmacy students. However, students’ exposure to the latest systems of industry practices is believed to be inadequate. As such, industry-academia interaction is a matter of great relevance in the present context of globalization of pharmaceutical education. 

Two Herbal Products Launched: Sr Dean, Dr Monica Gulati informed that on this great occasion, LPU’s Formulation Development Support School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched two herbal products to solve out cough and asthma problems. Containing natural honey, one of these is herbal anti-asthma syrup and labelled as ‘Demron’; whereas second is herbal cough syrup ‘Foret’.  Both of these are scientifically developed and are based on clinically proven formulas. 

LPU Students won 9 positions at AIU National

· Students also won four gold medals
· 74 universities from across India participated

Jalandhar:  Association of Indian Universities’ (AIU’s) national festival proved once again that talent knows no bar as 22-member contingents of Lovely Professional University, comprising students mainly from engineering programs, won 9 positions this year. This 29th national AIU fest witnessed toughest competition among participants of 74 universities from across India. Sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs (Government of India), the fest brought huge elevation to the university. Organised annually, all the winners of the national festival are now eligible to perform on international platform at SAUFEST (South Asian Universities Festival).
Commending the university contingents constituted of students not only from performing arts but engineering and sciences also, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “It is indeed a prestigious win for professional programs’ students as they will now grab the opportunity to further prove their worth at international platform.  We are happy that we have channelised the energy of the youth capital of LPU in the finest possible manner so that they may continue bringing name and fame to themselves and their university.”  
Named as ‘Saraswati Mahotsav’, the national fest was organised by Kurukshetra University in collaboration with AIU, where LPU students won four gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal along with three coveted positions. Students won gold medals for Classical Instrumental Solo (Percussion), Western Group Song, Installation and Elocution categories. One silver and one bronze medal each was won for Debate and Cartooning. Participation in Classical Dance Indian Solo, Skit & Quiz also made students to be on the coveted positions.