- LPU encouraged entrepreneurial spirit among students
- “We want students to be job-creators than being job-seekers”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal
A huge departmental store “Wannabuy” of the students for the students and by the students is being run within the university. Right from logistics to procurement, HR, marketing, sales, and finances everything is done by students themselves. Similarly, ‘n-books’ is another business started by LPU students which is a very innovative way of selling books. It is a web portal from where students can buy costly books on great discounts. Sports related products and accessories are being sold by students through their venture ‘Go Sporty’. Another team of students have launched an online Radio project “My Radio campus: LPU ON AIR”. For this, students have themselves designed a website to make informative and entertaining programs available on air for on campus students. It is also an advertising tool for vendors inside the campus.
LPU has also invested in creating a hotel and a restaurant on the campus which is being managed by hotel management students of the university. Again, through this project students get inputs and training on all the aspects of hotel industry.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal is determined to elevate the level of thinking and attitude of university students by inculcating in them the values of inventiveness, entrepreneurship and service to society. Confirming this Mr Mittal said: “No doubt, our students are enjoying great placement in almost all sectors, IT, consultancy, architecture, pharmacy and more with super global brands. However, the growing trend among creative students is to be job-creators than to be job-seekers. We too want to promote entrepreneurship amongst our students, and for this our university has come up with ‘University Incubation Centre’. Live entrepreneurship projects, business analysis, new business plans, survey conductions and more form a part of the curriculum.” Continuing he explained: “A lot of activities are done throughout the year to create entrepreneurship spirit among students. Various workshops on entrepreneurship are organized which range from guest lectures by young entrepreneurs to other interactive sessions on how to register a company, how to market, or how to make system more efficient.”