LPU inaugurated 15th Annual Conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’ with 3500+ Staff Members’ massive Participation

  • The theme of two-day annual conference this year is ‘Celebrating Togetherness’
  • Clad in saffron, white & green dresses staff members demonstrated strong unity in diversity as that of India
  • Many of the employees were also honoured with 15 Years’ Association Awards for their long services with the university

Lovely Professional University inaugurated its 15th annual conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’, where more than 3500 faculty and staff members are participating. The theme of two-day annual conference this year is ‘Celebrating Togetherness’. The unique feature of the celebration was that clad in saffron, white & green dresses staff-members demonstrated strong unity in diversity by forming a tri-colour. This theme was thought as LPU staff also hails from 29 states of India and even other countries as well. Near 400 LPU employees, who have been providing their services to LPU since long, are also being honoured with association awards.

“LPU pledges to be among Top Universities of the World”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal

  • Occasion was conclusive day of the annual conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’

On the conclusive day of the 15th annual conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’ at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal invoked all staff members to keep on working hard to take the university on global heights. While sharing the various achievements of the year ending, Chancellor asked everyone to take a pledge to be result oriented. Mr Mittal informed that in this year more than 2100 students with 90% and more marks have been enrolled at the university. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Sh Arun Jaitley inaugurated the School of Start Ups at LPU campus and hundreds of top companies recruited LPU students. In addition, many illustrious international and national personalities including President of Mauritius Her Excellency Dr Ameenah visited LPU to motivate the students. Mr Mittal further expressed his desire that LPU staff members should now stay entrepreneurship and placements focused for their students. Thus, LPU, which is already among the top universities of India, should be further included among top universities of the world through sincere and dedicated efforts of LPU staff members.

LPU Architecture Students lifted 4 Top Trophies for NASA- Zonal Competitions at Delhi NCR

  • 70+ architectural institutions of the northern zone had competed for prestigious trophy
  • LPU students presented futuristic designs in combination of natural environment, fashionable style and managed greenery 
  • NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) had organized the annual Zonal event
Students of the School of Architecture & Design at Lovely Professional University (LPU) won four top trophies for ZoNasa-2016 competitions held in Delhi (NCR). Occasion was the northern zone meet of the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA). Budding architects of LPU made a clean sweep over 70+ architectural institutions of the zone by winning prestigious trophies of the different competitions held. These trophies are Landscape Trophy (with Citation 1); Design Competition Trophy (Citation 1); Theme ASKEW Trophy (Special Mention 1); and, Fashion Trophy (Special Recognition 1). Thousands of contesting students were from the top architecture schools of Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi NCR, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand. 

Historic All India Inter University ‘Tug of War’ Championship 2016-17 inaugurated at LPU

  • 40 Universities from across India have registered to compete for the oldest game of the world 

After successful conduction of Association of Indian Universities’ (AIU’s) many sports & cultural events at Lovely Professional University (LPU); it is once again historic for LPU when first ever All India Inter University Tug of War (Men & Women) Championship (2016-17) is inaugurated at its campus today. More than 40 universities from all across India have registered for this seven-day championship to participate in five categories of the championship. Of these championship games, two games each will be indoor & outdoor for both men and women and one outdoor game will be of men and women mixed teams, under different weight categories. 14 technical experts, observers and referees are appointed for smooth conduction of the championship. Being conducted by Tug of War (TWFI) Federation of India, the tournament will continue up to 26th December 2016.

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Govt. of India) selects LPU NSS Volunteers to participate in Republic Day Parade-2017

  • LPU Students are selected from thousands of students from all across the country

Two National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteer-students of Lovely Professional University have been selected to take part in the ceremonial Republic Day Parade 2017 to be held at India Gate in New Delhi. It is great national honour as these students will parade before President, Prime Minister and top international and national personalities of India and other countries. In all, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Government of India) has selected only 200 student-volunteers from thousands of students of 5-zones across India in the toughest competition.

The selected students are Anjli Bhagat (M Sc Zoology II yr) and Nehal Agrawal (BTech CSC III Year. They have been selected keeping in view their overall performance for parade, cultural activities, proficiency to participate in debate on different social issues, and ability to depict the culture of their state. Both will also be awarded coveted testimonials from President for their gigantic participation. Of these two volunteers, Nehal is great admirer of Mother Teresa; whereas, Anjli believes in the ‘Karma’philosophy of ‘Bhagwad Gita’. Following her maternal grandfather, Nehal feels inspired to visit and help needy in orphanages; and, Anjli can’t see anybody getting hurt in any manner. Both also share that LPU has provided them great exposure on these lines of humane activities and services.

Congratulating the students LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said: “I am happy and proud that our students have been selected to show their talents at the top national ceremonial celebration which is witnessed live world over. It is also note-worthy that these students are from great technology and science streams; however, their volunteering zeal and talents have made them to be great participants of the ‘Parade’.”

Illustrative, one of the two groups of these selected volunteers from all over India will take part in prestigious parade at Rajpath – Vijay Chowk to India Gate on 26th January 2017. They will parade along with the Military, Navy, Air Force, and other Para -Military forces. The second group will present their cultural talent at the prestigious venues of the country- President House, Prime Minister House and other allied important places. 

LPU Students stunned Judges including famous Singer Shaan at National Singing Competition ‘ The Voice India’ of ‘&TV’

  • Other Judges who had high praises for talented LPU students are Salim Merchant, Neeti Mohan and Benny Dayal
  • All of the four established judges bade unanimous standing ovation and classic admiration to both the LPU participants 
  • LPU student Shilpa Surroch was compared with famous American singer ‘Beyonce’

Lovely Professional University (LPU) students Paras Maan, who is pursuing MA Performing Arts (Music) first Year and Shilpa Surroch, who completed her B.Tech-CSE, have made LPU proud of them by winning unanimous commendations from all of the four judges including Shaan and Salim Merchant. Both the talented singers & LPU students are participating in the ‘&TV’ national competition ‘Voice India Season-2’.  Famous singers Neeti Mohan and Benny Dayal are two other judges for the show. This first round of the singing reality show saw fabulous feed backs from the judges. Now, Paras will be further groomed by Salim Merchant; whereas, Shilpa is in the team of Benny for grooming & further competitions. 

In one voice, all of the judges are considering LPU students as the perfect voices of India, who have added their own style to beautify the original songs. They shared that Paras did apt justice to famous bollywood singer Sukhwinder classic “Ramta Jogi” singing in all its originality. One of the judges compared Shilpa Surroch with established Hollywood singer and actor Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Shilpa also outdid famous Indian singers Usha Utthap & Sunidhi Chauhan in their genre. Shilpa had chosen her performance for the song “Inteha ho Gayi intezaar Kee”.  Encouraging the talented competing students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal wished them to be the latest singing sensation of the country.

Shilpa, who belongs to Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, always shares: “I had never gone for any of the music classes initially; however, my in born talent was identified at LPU while pursuing poles apart engineering programme-B Tech CSE from the field of music. At LPU, I got a chance to compete at Association of Indian Universities’ national level competition among 600 universities, where I won gold medals in both solo and group singing. After this I never looked back and is on and on in this field with singing for both Hollywood and Bollywood. I can sing in Hindi, English, Spanish, Punjabi, and my native language Dogri. I have very high words for my alma mater by inspiration and support of which I am achieving success after success.” Similarly, Paras from Jalandhar feels that LPU has empowered him to live life of his aspirations. He has all praises for his teachers at the Performing Arts Department of LPU and his parents.

Three Ambassadors inaugurated annual International Fest ‘One World’at LPU

  • Theme of the grand two-day celebration is “Promoting World Peace”
  • Students of 40 countries showcased their culture 
  • Colourful Cultural Procession, International Dances, Expo stalls, Musical Performances made students imbibe global viewpoint for peace to the core 

Providing a common platform to international students from 40 countries to represent heritage of their respective country, LPU organizes its annual international fest “One World”. This year the 7th fest is being celebrated on the theme of "Promoting World Peace" for two days.  His Excellency Mr. Alem Tsehaye Worldemariam (Ambassador of Eritrea to India), H.E.  Mr. Illiassou Ali (Ambassador of Niger to India), and H.E. Mr. Samake Niankoro Yeah (Ambassador of Mali to India) inaugurated the international cultural extravaganza at the campus. Prior to this, the fest was flagged off for two kilo-meter long colourful cultural procession which comprised 40+ international tableaus.

Showcasing and upholding cultural inheritance of their respective country, international students kept on dancing & singing all the way. Celebrating the theme of the year, students were holding placards with slogans “One Human Family”, “International Peace for World”, “The Sunny Side of Life”, “Peace through Education”, “Give Peace a Chance”, “More Power to the Peace” and many more. Nepalese students exhibited that their country never participated in world-war, and not even a single drop of blood has been shed on their motherland out of any kind of war.

International students were seen with dresses, ornaments and other attributes of their respective country.  Continuing years of celebrations at 4 venues of the campus through 40 exhibition stalls, 2000 international students mesmerized 30000+ campus audiences. Maintaining global unity, Indian students, too, participated along with their International counterparts in different celebrations.
Welcoming the elite guests from Eritrea, Niger & Mali and congratulating all participants at the fest, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “At LPU, we motivate our international students to celebrate this mega-fest by showcasing and sharing their cultures and values with students of other countries. This celebration of diversity helps students in strengthening bonds of unity in diversity and in imbibing global understanding also.”

Students also showcased myths, folk-lore, tribal-tales, urban development, music, dance-forms, literature, chivalry, currencies, attires, languages and other achievements. Thousands of on-looking students witnessed and enjoyed the spirit of ‘One World’.  Participating 40 countries included students from China, South Africa, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cameroon, Yemen, Nigeria, Mali, Maldives, Zambia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Kazakhstan and more.

One of the students from China Yijing Li (B Sc- Physiotherapy) shared: “At China, we all want International peace. Here at LPU, we Chinese students are very happy to represent our country. We are happy to see that students of other countries enjoyed dragon dance of our culture with a feeling of oneness.”  Sri Lankan student Anjali Ishara of B Com Professional Program, Marifou Sampy of BBA from Mali, Rinchen Dorji of BBA IT from Bhutan, Lintel Flora Lebona of Physiotherapy from Kingdom of Lesotho, Zaid Abdiwahid of MSc Nutrition & Dietetics Program from Somalia and Anindita Mitra from Bangladesh of MBA program shared unanimously: “ The event ‘One World’  celebration is making us more practical with an elaborated insight into how world can be one leaving aside all intrigues & self interests.” Another student from Mauritius, Raveena Bundhoo said: “We understand that the unity among human beings lies in their diversity. We are happy to see that LPU designs this fest so that students with distinctive cultural backgrounds live peacefully, work together to be globally fit citizens and make peace exist all around the world.”

MA Students of LPU presented Top Theatrical Productions

  • LPU students presented two theatrical performances for ‘Aadhe Adhure’ and 'Paanch Rang'
  • Student-Audience learnt messages from varied social situations of sensitivity & sensibility enacted at LPU Stage

The Department of Performing Arts (Theatre & Television) of Lovely Professional University organized two-day theatre event 'Sangmanch' at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. LPU students of MA I & II years and BA III year of the department presented two top theatrical productions ‘Aadhe Adhure’ and 'Paanch Rang', which catered to varied social situations of sensitivity & sensibility. All student- characters made themselves in the shoes of their theatre characters. Student-audience also learnt a lot through the message oriented different stories enacted at the LPU stage. The plays were directed by International & National Film Awardee LPU Professor Mrs. Baljinder Kaur Sharma an NSD alumina. The plays were supported by good set designs and lighting which made it easier to connect the characters with the themes presented. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal congratulated the hard working teachers and students of performing arts.

All time classic play ‘Aadhe Adhure’ is written by famous playwright Mohan Rakesh, which was first performed over 40 years ago. Under the direction of Professor at LPU Mrs Baljinder Kaur and performed by LPU students, the presentation still appeared ahead of its times.  The play depicted five-member family caught in a cruel net of hardships. The hero is a broken man and the heroine with her own aspirations and desires. The failed hero has more trouble in the family with his children also. The story unfolds on a meticulously designed set where the problems are as indefinable to understand as the solutions. The members of the family are in a state of continuous emotional turmoil. For the entire duration of the play, one crisis moves the plot to the next one. The underlying causes emerge during the last stages of the play. 

Under ‘Paanch Rang’ different message oriented stories were presented where a doctor is seen on positive notes with his/her patients. Patients are always assured by doctors to get relief soon however serious the disease may be, and these pleasing words most of the times deem fit. In one other story, it was befittingly revealed how copying his father the son gets addicted to intoxicants. It taught all parents to be role-models for their children instead of projecting ill-habits before them. Still another story presented how an orphan girl absorbs wickedness around her. However, instead of adopting and nourishing her well during her childhood, the society curses her for her negativity instead of realizing its responsibility.

LPU organized three day Workshop on ‘Gamification’

  • Proceedings were also live streamed in various higher education institutions including IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, SP Jain School of Management (Mumbai) and more 

Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized three-day Workshop on ‘Gamification’. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation from both corporate and academic sectors. Proceedings of the workshop were also live streamed in various top institutions for higher education including IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, SP Jain School of Management (Mumbai), Sharda University (New Delhi) and many more. The workshop proved to be a complete insight into designing a ‘Gamification’ framework. It was intended to highlight the design, system, structure and finally the futuristic vision of application of Gamification. 

Workshop forwarded that gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing, including point scoring, competition with others and more. These elements are applied to other areas of activities, like an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. So, it can be further elaborated as the application of game-design elements and game principles in the non-game contexts to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, flow, learning, evaluation and more. Thus, Gamification can also improve an individual's ability to comprehend digital content and understand a certain area of work. Presently, ‘Gamification’ has become an integral part of one’s life, irrespective of segment or strata one belongs to. It helps organizations to engage their task force in best possible way for enhancing their efficiency and adding a thrill & enjoyment to the work. 

Executive Dean at Faculty of Technology and Sciences of LPU, Prof (Dr) Lovi Raj Gupta was the resource person, who maintained an energetic environment during the workshop. Dr Gupta explained in practical form what all is ‘Gamification’, why it is valuable, how it is applied, and where all it can be functional. Explaining in details what are prevalent applications and trends, the workshop underlined ability to implement the design thinking for almost anything. Presenting a unique pedagogy combined with instructor led interactions, Dr Gupta drew vibrant attention of the participants through on the spot activities and a master project presentation by each participant. Thus, the workshop stimulated self-learning amongst participants. 

Illustrative, HRD Centre at LPU is committed to provide excellent training opportunities to LPU faculty & staff members as a whole and entire teaching community in general. The primary focus is to bridge the industry-academia gap and lay a strong foundation of job readiness for students. Such development programs are sure to update and upgrade teachers who in turn are to shape their students as per global needs.  Prior to this workshop, HRD Centre had also organized another two day ‘workshop on school mental health’ for faculty members, students, psychologists and special educators from all over the region. Consultant Clinical Psychologist, at Max Health Care, Delhi and Director at Psychological Academic Learning Services for Children & Adults (PALS) Dr Deepali Batra was invited as the Resource Person.  

Australian Scientist guided LPU Students on Emerging Technologies

  • Occasion was international conference on Intelligent Circuits and Systems (ICICS 2016) at LPU 
  • “Use the knowledge of science for the betterment of society”:  Prof (Dr) Charles Malpas, University of Melbourne, Australia 
  • LPU School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized the conference to develop an intellect among its budding scientists

The School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized two-day international conference on ‘Intelligent Circuits and Systems (ICICS 2016) at LPU Campus. The aim was to provide an exceptional platform to academic, research and industrial communities to gain awareness about emerging technologies in the area of electronics. Renowned Australian Scientist Prof (Dr) Charles Malpas from University of Melbourne, Australia, urged LPU students and other participants to use the knowledge of science for the betterment of society. Prof Malpas guided them on emerging technologies and research.

During the massive proceedings of the conference, emphasis was laid on the active participation of young minds in the active research and their application in day to day life. One of the conclusion was that through these endeavours a common man can be benefitted maximum through the proper utilization of science. Welcoming the Australian scientist at the campus, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated all participants, organizing team and students for bringing research findings for the common usage of the society. Mr Mittal also thanked all advisers from international, national and corporate sectors, including the scientists from the universities of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Iran, institutions of India like IITs, NITs, DRDO, CSIO, CSIR and more who from time to time kept on guiding the proceedings of the conference.

One of the interesting papers presented ‘IoT: Pillars And Technology’ was much related to the present time which clearly indicated to all and sundry that IoT (Internet of Things) deployment is increasing. As many as 50 billion devices and objects could be connected to the internet for extraordinary opportunities by 2020. As soon as one gets connected, the next topic that customers think about is whether it is secure or not. The scientists are working hugely on different pillars including Network Connectivity, Computing, Security, Data Analytics and more to unify cyber and physical security to deliver all kinds of operational benefits.

With a great participation of delegates from academia and industry, the conference proved a huge success where participants presented their individual and collective findings and research works. More than 250 research papers were presented by authors from national and international institutions. These research papers are to be published in Scopus indexed reputed international journals.

Ambassador of Libya inaugurated Mega Science Conference ‘RAFAS-2016’ at LPU

  • Scientists & Researchers from UK, Russia, China, France, Hungary, India and more participated
  • International Conference was aimed on “Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences”
  • All the areas of sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Bio Sciences and more were probed dynamically

The School of Chemical Engineering & Physical Sciences of Lovely Professional University organized international conference on “Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences (RAFAS) 2016”. The objective was to explore cutting edge research and model changing discoveries in fundamental and applied sciences. His Excellency Ali Abd-Al Aziz-Al Isawi, Ambassador of the State of Libya to India, inaugurated the conference. Informing that he got a rare chance to serve India second time as an ambassador, H.E. Ali Abd-Al Aziz-Al Isawi expressed that this time he would like to work for youth, which is great asset of both the countries. Appreciating the initiative taken for global conference, he wished it to be a grand success for the sake of entire human race. Scientists & Researchers from UK, Russia, China, France, Hungary, India and more participated. During six sessions of the conference, the areas of science including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Bio Sciences and more were probed to churn out beneficial principles & solutions for the global society. On this occasion, an ‘Abstract Book’, containing 210 society needed research synopsis, was also released.
Prior to this, greeting the Chief Guest and extending warm welcome to noted scholars and delegates from academia and industry, LPU Chancellor & Chief Patron of the conference, Mr Ashok Mittal implored all inventors & researchers engaged in diverse fields of science to keep on helping society through their versatile endeavours. Mr Mittal said: “This conference will help us create new knowledge and design innovative methods to address the challenges faced by society today and those that are to follow. I hope that all the participants will have an exciting and rewarding time at LPU and they will go back enriched with more new ideas to explore.” He also informed that after following selection criteria for more than 600 research papers received from across the world, chosen 200 research papers will be published in the Scopus Index. 

Inaugural session of the conference was addressed by Prof Dr Yuanhua Lin from China and Prof Dr Margit Fabian from Hungary. Addressing Dr Fabian informed about understanding of the new medium used for nuclear waste storage for radioactive waste control. Prof Dr Dino Jaroszynski from Scotland (UK) talked about progress in next-generation plasma-based amplifiers, accelerators and radiation sources for their being of lower cost and compactness in comparison to conventional technology. Prof Dr Richard Emilion from University of Orléans (France) projected that “mixtures of densities arise naturally when a statistical population contains several subpopulations”.  He proposed some constructions of mixtures of dependent densities. Prof Dr Ambrish Singh from the Southwest Petroleum University (China) talked about rust inhibitor for mild steel.  An abstract from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, described about ‘Magnetism’ in non-magnetic Nano-graphite. 

Illustrative, advances in science and technology have influenced every aspect of modern life – including comfort in the way people live, connect, communicate, and transact. From synthetic fibres, plastics, medicines, agro-products, paints, varnishes, to superconductors and transmitters have totally transformed the world displaying the power of science and technology. An in depth understanding of chemistry, physics and mathematics is essential to solve the emerging issues. At present, mutual coordination between academia and industry is extremely important for the growth of science. Keeping this in mind, this conference offered different platforms for sharing of unpublished results. The conference therefore aimed to explore common areas of interest for innovation and benefits. 

One of India's top Stand-up Comedian ‘Sorabh Pant’ enthralled LPU Students

  • Made LPU students laugh their lungs out

Thousands of Lovely Professional University students went for an enthralling treat, today, when one of India's top stand-up comedians, ‘Sorabh Pant’ made students laugh their lungs out at densely packed Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium. The writer–cum-comedian, Sorabh Pant made jokes about relationships, travel, communities, politicians and situations. The large crowd of students had its fill of laughter as he took contemporary issues, scenes & situations, even currency ban, and made LPU students live in a healthy comic environment of about two-hours at a stretch. His naughty banter, wit, teasing, mockery, joking, chitchat was applauded by all.

Sorabh Pant is one of India's successful comedians and has done 250+ shows in many top cities across India & the world. He has been rated amongst India's top six stand-up comedians, and renowned bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has dubbed him as "the funniest guy on stage".
Addressing students, Pant shared: “I am very happy to be in the humour industry. It is really contradictory that being funny is serious business. We all stand-up comedians tickle audience through our presence of mind. I am a home-grown comedian and carry the Indian sensibility in my acts. As everyone loves a good laugh, we stand-up comedians are presently the new star performers. Persons like me are pulling crowds away from multiplexes to spaces dedicated for stand-up shows. In fact, comedy has ushered as a great art form.”

Illustrative, Pant started off as a writer for TV and slowly became one of India’s great comedians. 'Pant on Fire' is Pant's first comedy which was staged in India, Dhaka, Dubai, and also hit the shores of North America. ‘Traveling Pants' is his second comedy that takes on cultures and people in India and around the world. He has founded one of India's busiest comedy company 'The East India Comedy' (EIC) which has done record shows across the country and the globe. Pant has also released his novel 'Under Delhi'.

Chief Electoral Officer (Punjab) launched SVEEP Web Portal ‘sveeppunjab.in’ at LPU Campus

  • Former Premier of British Columbia (Canada) Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh was the Chief Guest of the SVEEP Program on Youth Participation in Elections at LPU
  • SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) programme is to increase Punjab voters’ awareness and participation in the electoral processes
  • SVEEP Web Portal is developed by LPU students and faculty members

Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab (CEO Pb), Shri VK Singh IAS launched the SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) Portal ‘sveeppunjab.in’ at Lovely Professional University today. CEO (Pb) informed: “SVEEP Portal is a web based application meant to connect all stakeholders of the Election Commission including CEO, District Electoral Officers (DEOs), Nodal Officers for fair conduction of elections in the state. Each stakeholder is assigned one login to access the portal. The aim of the launch is also to inform and educate people about the importance of voting and to promote youth participation.” The Web portal is developed by LPU students and faculty members, who kept in mind young people who will more often access this portal on mobile phones.
Appreciating first generation of Indian immigrants occupying top positions in the political regions of foreign country like Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh and enterprising potentiality of Indian family members of Lovely Group, CEO (Pb), Shri Singh urged all to vote as each and every vote counts. He also informed that SVEEP programme is to educate individuals, particularly youth, about the importance of voting. It is also to see increase and ethical participation in elections through voter registration and turnout.

Former Premier of British Columbia (Canada) Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh was the Chief Guest of the SVEEP Program on Youth Participation in Elections organized at LPU.  To commemorate the occasion, a postal stamp of SVEEP (Punjab) was also released.  The historic launches were shared by Consul General of Canada Mr Christopher Gibbins, Additional CEO (Pb) Sh Sibbin C, Deputy Commissioners (Jalandhar and Kapurthala) Sh Kamal Kishor Yadav IAS & Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Jalandhar) Sh Girish Dayalan and Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal.  More than 3000 SVEEP Nodal Officers, Campus Ambassadors of Districts of Jalandhar and Kapurthala, Principals, teachers, Spinal Cord injury affected persons, students from LPU and other educational institutions participated in the event. The massive programme conveyed its message effectively to young minds through both educative and entertaining ways. One of the Election Ambassadors, RJ Pak Pak Deepak informed all about importance of voting in an entertaining manner.

Addressing all attendees, Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh informed all about the real role of politics, politicians, voters and appreciated India for freeness of thoughts and expressions it has. He said: “Politics is a noble calling through which by making right decisions we can make our areas great with good projects and better society. So, it is very important for voters to participate in large number to see a government of your choice and dreams. Voting with integrity and sincerity is as sacred as one’s religion. A voter should always feel that if he/she does not vote then a crime is done. For this I encourage you all to go for registration of your being a voter, cast it responsibly and ethically, and make your country greater than before.”

LPU International Student organized Solo Painting Exhibition

  • Exhibition was titled as ‘And Those Hidden Realities”
  • Presented his latest works ‘mix-media, charcoal, acrylic, and collage on sheet 

One of the international students of Lovely Professional University Fabrice Kankolongo, who hails from Democratic Republic of Congo, organized Solo Painting Exhibition at Dr Satya Paul Art Gallery, Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar. Titled as ‘And Those Hidden Realities”, the exhibition presented his latest works of ‘mix-media, charcoal, acrylic, and collage on sheet. His artworks proved a boon for art lovers as it covered fertility, spirituality, grandeur, justice, destruction, imagination, reason, innocence, war horrors, terrorism, emotion, friendship, happiness, desolation, initiation, optimism and many more with diverse artistic techniques. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal encouraged him to go ahead with his mission of bringing awakening among all through his art delineations. 

Visitors to the exhibition appreciated the expressive beauty of his artistry. Student of Fine Arts Department at LPU, Fabrice tackled universal themes in which everyone can identify oneself in accordance. He is also a medal winner at national level competition organized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), where his choice of colours which symbolize the best of sensations, problems, and emotions was appreciated. He also uses the symbolism and signs of nature for their universal meanings. Some of his works displayed were named as Red Moon, Red Lips, Impact, Look of Hope, Scream and more which aptly described his feelings.

Fabrice shares he wanted to pursue Law program but motivated by his mother who used to collect all his early childhood and school days’ sketches and drawings, he entered the realms of Fine Arts. He has also got education in interior architecture at LPU. Defining himself as a mixed media painter, Fabrice says: "My creative process and my main themes are inspired by my observation of nature, culture, politics, African as well as global society. No doubt, we live in one world full of turmoil and disharmony but everything seems to be interconnected here so my themes are universal in approach.  For me life is a discovery, we just have to lift the lid to discover what is hidden and be full of joy.”

LPU lifted Championship Trophy of AIU’s First Inter University National Qawwali Competition

  • GNDU Amritsar was declared first runner-up; whereas University of Mumbai & Chandigarh University shared second runner-up prize
  • The event ‘Afreen-Bazm-E-Qawwali’ carried the theme of 'National Integration and Communal Harmony' 
  • Teams winning the first, second, and third positions in the competition were also awarded cash prizes of Rs 20,000/-, Rs 15,000/- and Rs 10,000/- respectively 

Lovely Professional University (LPU) witnessed successful culmination of epoch-making first ever inter university national qawwali competition organized under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. LPU team lifted the Championship Trophy along with cash prize of Rs 20,000. The event termed as ‘Afreen-Bazm-E-Qawwali’ carried the theme of 'National Integration and Communal Harmony'. GNDU Amritsar was declared first runner-up and got cash prize of Rs 15,000; whereas, University of Mumbai & Chandigarh University shared second runner-up prize of Rs 10,000. The Chief Guest of the concluding day Mr Sampson David, AIU Joint Secretary of Cultural Affairs, gave away the prizes to the winners. The words of novel qawwali of LPU team are “Vatan Kaa Har Bashar Apna, Sabhi se dil milana hae”, which strongly indicate oneness and harmony among all human beings. University of Mumbai students qawwali for " Aise Tirange ko sada dil me basaye rakhnaa" was also appreciated much by the audience.

Congratulating all the winners and encouraging other participants, Mr Sampson David said: “It does not matter who wins, the thing matters the most is participation. I am thankful to LPU for creating history by organizing such a competition which has revitalized the most popular form of Sufi music ‘Qawwali’-a 700 years old tradition.” He also informed that a sufi saint Amir Khusrau Dehlavi had fused together traditions of Indian, Turkish, Persian and Arabic music in the late 13th Century to create this art form ‘Qawwali’. LPU Director General Er HR Singla thanked all members of AIU and participating teams for reposing a faith in LPU for organization of this historic event.

All the participating managers, mentors, teachers, accompanists and the students from across India praised the wonderful organizing capacity and skills of LPU and wished to see more such thematic organizations every year. Judges of the event Dr Parveen Vashishth, Mr Jai Parkash, Mr Nirmal Raman, Mr Om Parkash, Mr Sayed Khan, Mr Babban Hyat were happy to appreciate LPU’s efforts in reorganizing the art form which was nearing a finishing line.

One of India's top Stand-up Comedian ‘Sorabh Pant’ enthralled LPU Students

  • Made LPU students laugh their lungs out

Thousands of Lovely Professional University students went for an enthralling treat, today, when one of India's top stand-up comedians, ‘Sorabh Pant’ made students laugh their lungs out at densely packed Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium. The writer–cum-comedian, Sorabh Pant made jokes about relationships, travel, communities, politicians and situations. The large crowd of students had its fill of laughter as he took contemporary issues, scenes & situations, even currency ban, and made LPU students live in a healthy comic environment of about two-hours at a stretch. His naughty banter, wit, teasing, mockery, joking, chitchat was applauded by all.

Sorabh Pant is one of India's successful comedians and has done 250+ shows in many top cities across India & the world. He has been rated amongst India's top six stand-up comedians, and renowned bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has dubbed him as "the funniest guy on stage". 

Addressing students, Pant shared: “I am very happy to be in the humour industry. It is really contradictory that being funny is serious business. We all stand-up comedians tickle audience through our presence of mind. I am a home-grown comedian and carry the Indian sensibility in my acts. As everyone loves a good laugh, we stand-up comedians are presently the new star performers. Persons like me are pulling crowds away from multiplexes to spaces dedicated for stand-up shows. In fact, comedy has ushered as a great art form.”

Illustrative, Pant started off as a writer for TV and slowly became one of India’s great comedians. 'Pant on Fire' is Pant's first comedy which was staged in India, Dhaka, Dubai, and also hit the shores of North America. ‘Traveling Pants' is his second comedy that takes on cultures and people in India and around the world. He has founded one of India's busiest comedy company 'The East India Comedy' (EIC) which has done record shows across the country and the globe. Pant has also released his novel 'Under Delhi'. 

30000+ School Students, 100 + Principals attended annual event ‘Explorica’at LPU

  • Exclusive event is to guide school students about right career path after 10+2
  • Two-day mega event included competitions for Gyan Manthan, Students’ Projects, Literary, Fine & Performing Arts and also Academic Exposition  
  • Competitive events’ winners got cash prizes in lacs of rupees

Lovely Professional University organized its annual two-day event ‘Explorica’ to guide school students about right career path after 10+2. The event saw massive participation of 30000+ students from 300 schools and 100 + Principals, where young students showcased their talent on a larger platform. More than 100 informative stalls were put up by LPU students and faculty members. This year, a new dimension was added to the event in the form of School Principals’ Summit on the topic ‘Emotional Intelligence, Value meaning and Relevance in Education’ to forward leadership skills. LPU also showcased university projects to guide school-students that after their schools, life in university is all about creating new projects and following their passion.

Visiting students discovered, learnt and participated actively in competitive, non- competitive events including Gyan Manthan, Academic Exposition, School Students’ Projects, Literary, Fine & Performing Arts competitions. Students also enjoyed the international cultural diversity at simultaneously going on international fest ‘One World’ of the university. Competitive events’ winners also got cash prizes in lacs of Rupees.

Participating Principals S J S Hundal (Mayor World School), Ms Anila Nayyar (Aurobindo School Baddi, Himachal Pradesh), Mr Maninder ( DPS Chandigarh) unanimously hinted: “ The event was very motivational where not only students but we also learnt much about leadership and social skills in getting along well with others.” School-students’ projects like “Hydraulic City, Pollution Free City, Potato Gun, Bio-Diesel Plant, Burglar Alarm, Tree-Shifter Hydraulic Machine, Multiple Chulah, LoC Laser Beam Security Device’ and many other were applauding.

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “Realizing our social responsibility to renew India's potential for intellectual leadership and national progress, LPU has initiated ‘Explorica’ to nurture young minds right from their school days. This program is sure to broaden the vision of school students. This is in accordance to our policy to rejuvenate education at all levels by starting with schools, which will ultimately enlighten the society.”

Under Academic Exposition, LPU students and teachers guided about different study-programs in details to school students for their career ahead. LPU department of Business inspired visitors about entrepreneurship; department of Agriculture exhibited soil-less production, vertical farming, the best tomato produce through infra red and blue light usage, hydrophonic agriculture and more; department of Fashion taught them about latest fashion trends and modeling; from Journalism and Film Production departments students learnt how to be reporters, content writers, anchors and more; the Robotics & Intelligent Computers Systems society showcased their achievements in the fields of automotives and solar energy usage. Similarly, other departments revealed the best in them through various exhibitions and expositions made by them.

President of Mauritius Chaired 7th Convocation at LPU

  • Mauritian President advised 15,000+ graduating LPU students to bring difference in the world through education received
  • “India is an economic power- house in the South Asian Region”: HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah
  • “Punjab is the land of lions, where bravery and courage rule the hearts of men-women alike”: HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah
  • “As a scientist, I am enthused by LPU’s emphasis on invention, creativity and development”: HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah
  • “LPU is a citadel of learning and has all ingredients of an excellent university”: HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah

Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, chaired two-phased 7th Convocation of Lovely Professional University (LPU) today. She honoured PhDs and toppers of various LPU academic programs and delivered Convocation Address. During this ceremony, 15000+ distance education students, who passed their June 2016 examinations, also received post-graduate, graduate degrees and diplomas. LPU Convocation also turned out to be momentous for Mauritius and India when the Chief Guest, President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was conferred upon honorary Doctor of Letters  (Honoris Causa) degree of the University.  Dr (Mrs) Ameenah was conferred honorary doctorate for her ardent working towards advancement of science, technology and in recognition of her services for the society. On this occasion, Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Director General Er H R Singla shared the main dais. 

Before making Convocation address, HE Mauritian President Dr (Mrs) Ameenah expressed her condolences and sympathies to the family members of the persons died in recent train accident in India. Admitting to be an ardent fan of energy providing Punjabi culture, HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah began convocation address with “Sat Sri Akal” and “Mainu Punjab ‘ch aa ke bahut khushi mehsoos ho rahi hai.” She said: “Punjab is the melting pot of incredible India and is undoubtedly a land of lions, where bravery and courage rule the hearts of men and women alike. Moreover, the economic opportunities in Punjab are endless.” Advising students, she said: “Bring difference in the world through education received at LPU. As a scientist, I am enthused by LPU’s emphasis on invention, creativity and development. LPU is a citadel of learning and has all ingredients of an excellent university. Carry on this legacy of excellence which has been forwarded to you here. Knowledge can only be effective if it is applied and leads to innovation and development. Go on to deliver excellence in every field of your life. Make your parents, Punjab and Motherland proud of you.”

Illustrative, world renowned biodiversity scientist, Her Excellency is the first ever woman to hold the title of the President of Mauritius. Mentioning India as the land of her forefathers, she shared that India and Mauritius has so many things in common be it traditions, values or culture. She also shared: “India will continue to play a key role in the global economy and as an economic powerhouse in the South Asian region.” She also wanted a kind of education in India and Mauritius under which young and ignited minds of both the countries should not leave for other countries.

Prior to this, welcoming the high-profiled chief-guest HE Dr Ameenah at densely packed Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium, LPU Chancellor shared with all how Mauritius with not much land and natural resources has risen as one of the richest countries in the African Continent, through able guidance of leaders like HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah. Addressing students, Mr Mittal shared: “Today, Mauritius has become a center of textiles, tourism and advanced technology. Students should learn strong determination, sincerity, and hard-work from Mauritian stories of regular successes. Believe me - no dream is big enough. Just like the people of Mauritius and Her Excellency Dr Ameenah, dream big and strive to achieve the impossible.”

LPU students Rajeev Sobti (CSE), Harpreet Singh Bedi (Management), Sunaina Ahuja (Management), Aditi Gupta (Chemistry), Varun Kumar (Mathematics), Madhuri Girdhar (Bio-Technology), Meena Jhamat (Education), Ajay Verma (Pharmaceutics), Amandeep Bagga (Computer Applications), Shruti Shukla (Education), Harjit Ghotra (Physics), Nidhi Phutela (Management), Anil Bhardwaj (Chemistry), Vijay Kumar (Chemistry), Rahul Sharma (Management), Vishal Thakur (Physics) and others, who received Ph D degrees in their respective programs, seemed very happy and shared that their preference to join LPU Ph D Programs, indeed, proved grand.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu interacted with LPU Students

  • Occasion was three-day ‘Young Vertos Business Summit 2016’
  • “India needs great doers than advisers”: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu
  • The topic covered during Video Conference was “We in the Development of India”  

On the inaugural day of three-day ‘Young Vertos Business Summit 2016’ organized at Lovely Professional University, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu interacted with LPU students.  Addressing students on the topic “We in the Development of India”, through video conference, Mr Minister emphasized upon the importance of fast changing world and particularly India. He said: “All should keep pace with the changes and developments. Each and every one of us should do well in our respective domains. Instead of forwarding ideas to others one should stick to his or her own work with perfection. India needs great doers rather than mere advisers”.

President of Mauritius will be the Chief Guest at 7th Convocation of LPU

  • Convocation will be held on 21st November 2016
  • More than 13,000 Distance Education students will receive degrees and diplomas 
Seventh Convocation of Lovely Professional University is scheduled for Monday, 21st November 2016 at 10 am. Her Excellency President of the Republic of Mauritius Dr. (Mrs.) Ameenah Gurib Fakim will be the Chief Guest at the Convocation. President Dr Gurib-Fakim will honour PhDs, gold medalists and toppers of various LPU academic programs and deliver the Convocation Address. Degrees and diplomas will also be awarded to 13,000 Distance Education students for the class of 2016 (June Examination).

Architectural conference ‘NICHE-2016’ witnessed 31 Global Giants at LPU to make World Smartly Habitable

  • Organized in collaboration with Indian Institute of Architects (IIAs), the 3-day annual conference concluded on promising notes
  • Eminent speakers, academicians and architects from across globe including USA, Australia, Italy, Slovenia, India pondered massively to churn out smart solutions

The second edition of international architectural conference NICHE-IPM (Neo- International Conference of Habitable Environments & International Professionals Meet) 2016 was concluded today at Lovely Professional University (LPU) on promising notes. 31 eminent speakers from across the world including USA, Australia, Italy, Slovenia pondered massively to churn out befitting solutions for smart living world across. LPU School of Architecture & Design had organized this three day conference in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)- Chandigarh Punjab Chapter- a part of national body of architects in the country. The conference dealt with all aspects of architecture, planning and design in relation to the principal aim of the conference ‘smart existence for one and all in this world’. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated all for successful outcome of the international conference. 

The event, indeed, attracted wide range of cross disciplinary professionals dealing with built environment. National and international professionals, academicians, developers, contractors, builders, environmentalists, architects, students and policy makers from all related fields marked their remarkable presence at the conference. LPU students, reputed contractors and artisans also showcased their works and products. On the conclusive days, speaking on the smart city concept- “The Flourishing Smart City: Sustainability for All”, Prof Dr Arlene Plevin (Bremerton, USA) shared five principles for sustainability. These principles are- respecting life and natural resources; living within limits; valuing the local: respect for neighbourhood; accounting for full costs; and, sharing power. Prof Mateja Geder from Slovenia talked about behavior change towards smart sustainable participatory live-able cities. Former Additional Commissioner (Planning), DDA Delhi, Mr Vinod Sakle described about smart Master Plan for Delhi-2021; whereas, Ar Tara Sharma Singla explored possibilities of regeneration in the beautiful city of India ‘Chandigarh’.

Similarly, Director at Sthapati Associates (Lucknow & Delhi) Ar Harsh Varshneya wanted architectural fraternity to observe culture, climate and context, which all three have common binding with nature. Prof Dr Ashok from the School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi explained that benefits from smart cities are-Improved efficiency; Reduced pollutant emissions; and, above all, Economic growth. Prof. Mukul Kulkarni of Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Nagpur, discussed ‘New Office Cultures’ to think differently and create purpose free common thinking with priority to processes. Ar Sanjay Goel and Ar Richa Malik talked about innovations in smart cities and intelligent building facades.

One of the participating students, Sai Manoj Kumar who is pursuing B Arch III year at LPU coming far away from Vijayawada (AP) said: “We are fortunate to be part of this international conference which has indeed provided us massive exposure. We get more of the practical learning at LPU instead of mere bookish knowledge. Recently, we have won coveted Overall Runners up Trophy at Zonal NASA competitions held in New Delhi, where more than 75 colleges of architecture had participated. Our winning is only due to such exposures which we keep on getting at LPU.”

LPU organized Leadership Development Program

  • This Management Development Program was on the topic ‘Emotional Intelligence for Leaders’ 
  • “Being firm & decisive in actions, be a better communicator also”: Mr Vivek Atray

Since inaugurated by AICTE Chairman Prof Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) at Lovely Professional University has organized many workshops, research endeavours and training programs through eminent resource persons for LPU faculty and staff members. Recently, a management development program on the topic ‘Emotional Intelligence for Leaders’ was organized, where renowned mentor, author and motivational speaker Mr Vivek Atray, ex-IAS, mentored heads of various departments of LPU.  Executive Director of Vibrant Advisory Services Ms Preeti Parashar also conducted this program. More than 100 LPU leaders participated in the day long program for an experiential learning of key leadership skills. 

Taking the example of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mr Atray asked all participants to be better communicator along with being firm and decisive in their actions. According to the participants, the prominent understanding they made included seeing the bigger picture; ability to handle stress in a better way; peacemaking conduct; improved consideration of colleagues; balanced leadership skills; and, the magic of cheerfulness. The program was conducted with a judicious blend of practical scenarios, experiential activities, case studies and film analysis. The participants expressed their views enthusiastically on current leadership issues affecting India at the international scenario.

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “Aiming to revive the glory of the ancient Indian education system, we have specially devised HRDC to train faculty and staff members as per their domains. Getting well versed with world class skills and abilities, they will further prepare LPU students to succeed in a highly competitive professional environment. At LPU, we care for young aspiring minds so that they become architects of the future society. We feel satisfied when we provide ace professionals to India and the world.”

Prior to this program, LPU faculty members have already been trained on ‘High Impact Teaching Skills’ by training consultant from Dale Carnegie Training India, headquartered in New York, USA. LPU and National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh collaborate for providing state of the art training. Various eminent resource persons from  University of Iowa (USA); Illinois Wesleyan University (USA); Lake head University, Canada; Energyzt (USA), IIT Roorkee;  Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh; IIFT Delhi; and, many more have also mentored faculty members. 

Maldivian Defence Minister visited LPU

  • Occasion was a seminar on ‘Capacity Building & Youth Empowerment’ for LPU students

His Excellency, Minister of Defence and National Security (Government of Maldives) Adam Shareef Umar visited Lovely Professional University today. Occasion was Maldivian Minister’s dialogues of utmost importance to LPU students on the topic ‘Capacity Building & Youth Empowerment’, which is of great interest to both India and Maldives. His interaction with LPU students proved gratifying when HE personally recognized potentiality of LPU in capacity building for engaging youth. He was accompanied by his wife Ms Zeenaz Adnan and Principle Director of Department of International Defence Cooperation and Policy (Maldives) Colonel Abdul Matheen Ahmed. Lovely Group Vice-Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal welcomed the high profiled guests from Maldives.

One of the top Maldivian politicians, Mr Adam Shareef is also ‘Special Envoy’ of the President of the Maldives. Graduating from the University of East Anglia (UK), with an MA in Education, he has also served as Minister of State for Education after starting his career as a primary teacher more than 30 years back.  Being basically a teacher, he completely understands what are the existing needs & aspirations of students and what are expectations from them in present scenario. Now, coming closer LPU and Maldives will work together on various capacity building projects for engaging maximum of youth on positive notes in both the countries.

Referring LPU as one of the best universities in the world with bountiful resources, Mr Minister said to students: “Be better & responsible persons; help & educate your colleagues & class-fellows too; and help in creating society a better existence globe over.” Lamenting the materialistic pursuits in the 21st century, he guided students to avoid unhealthy exercises and unexpected behavior. He also expected students not to be merely money focused and economics oriented. Informing about great bondage between India and Maldives, he said: “Both the countries have a long history of esteemed and strong bonding between people and people. There exists common culture, special loving feelings without any of the conflicts, and indeed great relationship between the two. We in Maldives always believe that India is ever-ready to help us in any of the crises.” He also shared that many of his staff members are also getting special training at LPU.

LPU Executive Deans Dr Lovi Raj Gupta & Dr Sanjay Modi apprised HE Adam Shareef about different endeavours being taken by LPU towards capacity building and youth empowerment. Associate Director of International Affairs at LPU Mr Aman Mittal also shared the main dais.   One of the Maldivian students Ismail, who is pursuing B Sc Biotechnology at LPU said: “We are greatly inspired to see great leaders of our country amid us to inspire and guide the entire young generation. We are fortunate to be at LPU which always provides us bigger platforms to co-exist in an individual and special way to be a better part of global society.”

Lovely Professional University and Indian Institute of Architects (Chandigarh Punjab Chapter) organizing International Architectural Conference

  • Top Architects & Planners from USA, Europe, Australia and all over India will participate in the conference
  • Three-day architectural conference ‘NICHE-IPM-2016’ will be organized from 11th to 13th November
  • Ambassador of Republic of Togolaise His Excellency Logosu Teko Kanyi Galley will be the Chief Guest at the inaugural day

After the grand success of NICHE 2014, and completion of 100 years of Indian institute of Architects (IIAs), Lovely Professional University in collaboration with IIAs (Chandigarh Punjab Chapter) is organising the second edition of the international architectural conference ‘NICHE-IPM-2016’ (Neo- International Conference of Habitable Environments & International Professionals Meet) from 11th to 13th Nov 2016, dealing with architecture, planning and design. Ambassador of Republic of Togolaise His Excellency Logosu Teko Kanyi Galley will be the Chief Guest at the inaugural day.
Supporting the Prime Minister Narender Modi’s mission of Smart Cities India, professionals from various backgrounds will contribute towards the aim of the conference with their expertise. NICHE-IPM 2016 comprises of series of events with a strong global inclination devoted to pioneering technologies and expertise from smart to sustainable initiatives. The conference focuses on growth, innovation, skills and sustainability with the goal of making India a better place to work and live.
Various international and national guests for the NICHE-IPM 2016 will be Ar.Matthew Taylor from Australia, Dr.Arlene Plevin from USA, Ms. Mateja Geder from Slovenia, Ms. Paola  Maratani from Italy, Prof. D.S. Meshram(President ITPI), Prof.Chetan Vaidya(Director-SPA Delhi), Dr P.S.N. Rao (Chairman DUAC), Ar.Manoj Mathur (Head Architecture Department SPA Delhi, Dr.Ashok Kumar(Urban planner SPA Delhi, Mr. Mukul Kulkarni(Principal Designer- White Design),Dr.S.Ghoshal (Director UPES Design School) Mr. S.M.Chaudhary (Bamboo Expert), Ms. Shivani Sharma (Head, Saffron Touch).

Chief Patron and Patron for the conference is LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal,  Patron Pro-Chancellor Mrs. Rashmi Mittal and Publication Chair is Chief Architect of LPU Associate Professor Ar. Atul Singla. The principal objective of this conference is to share experiences of various experts from the field of built environment. To achieve same, the conference will aim towards sustainable environment through the sub themes of urban planning and infrastructure, sustainable built environment, design innovations and more.

One of the largest Architectural Conferences in India ‘NICHE-IPM 2016’ commenced at LPU

  • His Excellency Ambassador of Togo country Mr Alexandre Kanyi Galley Logosu Teko inaugurated the conference
  • Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Chandigarh Chapter & LPU have collaborated for the organization of the conference
  • “Designers & architects should facilitate community in harmony with nature”: Landscape Architect Matthew Taylor from Australia
  • Aiming Smart Living, Conference is to deal with Urban Planning & Infrastructure, Design Innovations and Sustainable Built Environments

His Excellency Ambassador of Togo country Mr Alexandre Kanyi Galley Logosu Teko inaugurated one of the largest architectural conferences in India ‘NICHE-IPM 2016 at Lovely Professional University. Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Chandigarh Chapter and LPU collaborated to organize the conference to carry forward the themes of smart living under urban planning & infrastructure, design innovations and sustainable built environments. Inaugural key-note address of the conference was made by renowned landscape architect of Australia, Mr Matthew Taylor, amid other stalwart speakers & architects from USA, Europe, across India and would be architects from LPU School of Architecture & Design. 

On this occasion, HE Ambassador Teko, President Institute of Town Planners India Dr DS Meshram, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, NICHE-IPM 2016 conference convener Atul Singla, patron Surinder Bahga and chair Sanjay Goel released a souvenir also. Declaring the conference open, HE Ambassador congratulated all the organizers and participants for great endeavours undertaken to contemplate and discuss the critical issues related to the needs and challenges of urbanization. He shared: “With the prime focus to improve quality of life for present and better tomorrow, a movement towards better living and better environments has indeed been initiated through this massive conference.” 

While addressing the vast gathering of architects, urban planners and designers; Associate of Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Ar Matthew Taylor said: “We must create innovative and culturally expressive environments in our architectural designs and planning. We all are one planners and own designs together; in fact, we have responsibilities towards our designs. So, our approach should integrate architecture, landscape and ecology in a sustainable environment. We ought to facilitate community in harmony with nature.” Sharing more he admitted: “We in the West have lost concept of nature; however, re-contact with nature is very important as it is always engaging with the senses.” Making presentation of 170 pictures from urban world, history, monuments, islands, timber structures and many more, Mr Taylor elaborated his ideas.

Similarly, one of the oldest architects in India Ar S.D Sharma also forwarded great thoughts about planning and designing for the benefit of modern architect fraternity. Mr Sharma is the founder and senior architect partner, who has been associated with ‘Chandigarh Project’ since the inception of the city in 1952. He has worked with world famous Architect Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanerette, both of whom were the architects of the beautiful city ‘Chandigarh project”. 

Bollywood Actors Rannvijay & Tanvi selected Semi-finalists for Mr & Miss India 2017 at LPU

Audition for selection of semi-finalists for ‘Mr & Miss India 2017' were held today at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of Lovely Professional University. The event was judged by renowned Bollywood & Pollywood actors and popular TV show stars- Rannvijay Singh & Tanvi Nagi.  More than 50 students participated to display the best of talent on the ramp for selection. Supported by LPU students’ organization ‘Wings of Hope’, the successful participants in the grand finale will be able to win prizes worth Rs 11 lac. In addition, consolation prizes will be for everyone and assurance is also there for working in TV serials. Mr Sharad Chaudhary, the Director of Dreamz Production House, also coordinated for the judgment process. LPU students of Journalism & Film Production got important tips for production, acting and presentation from the visiting celebrities.
Winner of the first season of MTV Roadies (2003), Rannvijay Singh (a VJ on MTV India) and Tanvi Nagi are Indian actors, who act in Bollywood, Punjabi Films, video songs and many advertisements. In answer to many questions made by students, Rannvijay told that after winning Roadies, he went on to host the same show for all seasons from Roadies 2.0 to Roadies 10. He said that country needs young passionate journalists like LPU students. He also shared that having military background in the family he always like to live a passionate and disciplined life. Through such participations on bigger platforms, students indeed gain great exposure.

Themes like Terrorism & Corruption ruled Choreography & Theatre Events at LPU Youth-Vibe 2016 Fest’s 4th Day

  • Internationally & Nationally acclaimed 5 DJs including DJ Margot from Italy enthralled students to the core
  • Creative Fashion Parade ‘Paridhan’ & Band-Show from ‘The Local Train’ artists also mesmerized the on-looking students
  • Street Dances and other Western / Contemporary / Free Style forms of dances also made students compete with passion

Open global fest “Youth-Vibe 2016” at Lovely Professional University is awakening thousands of students through competitions based on society needed projects and values in diverse fields. On fest’s 4th day, choreography, one act plays, skits, mimes and histrionics adopted diverse themes of awakening to sensitize the youth.  Ferocity of terrorism, corruption, indo-pak division, wars, greed, drugs usage, acid-attacks, molestation, and goodness of patriotism, martyrdom, women empowerment and more were the effective themes on which participants had worked conscientiously. Street dances, and other western, contemporary, free style forms of dances also made students compete with passion. 

100+ Techno Events at LPU Youth-Vibe 2016 Fest saw Students’ passionate Participation from across India

  • Innovative technical events including Bullet Train concept, Solar based Mobile Charger, Bridge making, MATLAB, Chem-Gem made students show skills in different domains
  • Five-Day open global fest at LPU “Youth-Vibe 2016” concluded amid amazing mo-bike stunts
  • Winners of different events got cash prizes of more than Rs 20 lakh 

Five-Day open global fest “Youth-Vibe 2016” of Lovely Professional University organized 100+ technical competitive events, where students from across India and other countries participated passionately. Techno competitions were held under the title ‘Gyan Manthan’, which is a widened platform to provide students opportunities to showcase their talent in their respective academic and allied fields. During the concluding hours of the fest, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal and Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal distributed cash prizes of more than Rs 20 lakh to the winners of different events. All of the participating students danced and sang together to exhibit unity in diversity and parted with a promise to meet again at Youth Vibe-2017.

Second Day of ‘Youth Vibe’ Fest witnessed 70+ Competitions at LPU

  • Mehndi competition under the theme ‘Mughlai Henna’ made the day of women participants on the auspicious ‘Karva Chauth’ day
  • Sportsmen/women competed through cricket matches, volleyball game and sports quiz 
  • Engineering students accepted challenges for tech solutions and management students fought for case analyses and more 
The second day of global open fest ‘Youth Vibe-2016’ witnessed 70+ competitions today at different venues of Lovely Professional University. Different competitions were categorized as Social, Synchronocity (Music), B’Minds (Business), Vibgyor (Fine Arts), Brain Waves (Quiz), Confera (Dances), Robust Speakers (Literary) and more. For all competitions no less than 40 competing teams from far and wide institutions had registered. Mehndi competition under the theme ‘Mughlai Henna’ made the day of women participants on the auspicious ‘Karva Chauth’ day. Hundreds of sportsmen/women competed through cricket matches, volleyball game and sports quiz. Engineering students accepted challenges for tech solutions, civil engineering students revealed excellence in bridge designs, management students fought for case analyses and life style competitions brought forward Youth Vibe Roadies and models.

Team ‘Incredibles’ of KIET Ghaziabad declared Overall Winner of EFFICYCLE-2016 Competition held at LPU

  • Occasion was 7th season of LPU & SAENIS hosted green mobility endeavour Efficycle’2016
  • College of Engineering Pune & Government College of Technology Coimbatore declared 2nd & 3rd Winner respectively
  • Cash prizes of Rs 7 Lakh & Certificates were distributed to the winners  of different competitions 

Lovely Professional University & Society for Automotive Engineering-Northern India Section (SAENIS) hosted 7th season of green mobility competitive national event Efficycle-2016 was concluded today at LPU campus. Team ‘Incredibles’ of KIET Group of Institutions Ghaziabad is declared overall winner of the competition; whereas, teams from College of Engineering Pune & Government College of Technology Coimbatore are declared 2nd & 3rd Winner respectively. Cash prizes of Rs One lakh, Rs 75,000 & Rs 50,000 were awarded to these top three winners out of participating 105 teams. In all cash prizes worth Rs 7 Lakh and certificates were distributed to winning teams in different categories of the competitions.  Of these, 15 winning teams or individuals were awarded with cash prizes from Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 each for the Best Design, Innovation, Marketing Presentation, Acceleration, Utility, Gradient, Maneuverability, Durability, Slogan, Light Vehicle, Built up Quality, Faculty Adviser and the Best Girl participant.

LPU annual Fest-“YOUTH VIBE-2016” opened with 50,000 Students’ Gathering

  • With 110+ Events & Prizes worth Rs 20 lakh to win, the fest is considered as India’s largest open youth fest
  • Miss India Earth (2014) Alankrita Sahai will judge LPU Campus Princess for Miss India Auditions to accord direct entry to the final round of Miss India 2017 in Mumbai
  • Students from across the country will witness Grand Musical Performances by Indian rock band ‘The Local Train’, Fashion Parade, Mo-Bike Stunt-Show, Concerts, Celebrity Visits, Exhibitions, Fun and Food Carnival
  • Djing by International DJ MorganJ, DJ Carnivore, DJ Aveedo, and DJ Elenkay is the key-highlight
  • Mega Food-Bazaar has been set up for students to relish 250 national and international tastes 

Providing the biggest annual competitive platform to talented international and national students of different universities and colleges; Lovely Professional University gave a start to five-day global open fest- “YOUTH VIBE- 2016” at its campus. This mega campus festivity is witnessing more than 50,000 students’ participation from 200 institutions of India and other countries. The event is a unified national level property with 110+ competitions in cultural, management, technical, literary, social, sports and allied activities. Mammoth congregation of student fraternity is not only going to compete on all the days but will also be able to win cash prizes worth Rs 20 Lakh. International food & fun carnival, rock- shows, celebrity- visits, hair-raising mo-bike stunt show, and tech exhibitions have made this event a gorgeous youth festival. Students in large number from South, North East, West, North region and many other countries have reached LPU Campus to participate in this open competitive fest.

LPU Cultural Fest ‘Spectra 2016’ commenced with 3 Kms long Talent Caravan

  • Fest to witness 3000 LPU students showcasing talent for 50+ competitions 
  • Eminent Judges from across India will evaluate students’ performances

Three-day annual cultural fest of Lovely Professional University ‘Spectra 2016’ commenced with 3 Kms long ‘Talent Caravan’ at LPU campus. The fest will witness 50+ massive competitions, where 3000 LPU students are to showcase their talent. The event is slated for 5 categories including music, dance, theatre, literary & fine arts. Acclaimed Judges invited from across India will evaluate participants’ performances. The event ‘Spectra’ is scheduled every year to identify the talent, particularly, of new students. Later on, these talented students are further guided to share bigger national level platforms, at the university, including Youth Vibe, One India, One World, Gyan Manthan and more. 

International Dances & Songs bid adieu to Cultural Fest ‘Spectra-2016’ at LPU

  • The conclusive day of the fest advocated global cooperation 

Annual 3-day cultural fest Spectra-2016 concluded at Lovely Professional University amid performances for international dances & songs by national as well as international LPU students. Along with thousands of national students, international students from 50+ countries also participated in large number to compete and imbibe the assorted cultures. On-looking students equally enjoyed and absorbed the true spirit of different musical forms be it Indian Kuchipuddi, Odissi, Bharatnatyam; Yemeni popular dance ‘al-Bara’; Maldivian ‘Bodu beru’; Sri Lankan ‘Kandyan’; Somali ‘Dhaanto’; the ‘Deuda’ dance of Nepal; Sudanese ‘Nuba Moro’; Rwandan ‘Intore’; ‘Jerusarema’ of Zimbabwe; or, Bhutanese ‘Rigsar’.

Three-day 19th Punjab State Special Olympics commenced at LPU

  • Event is Special Olympics for Children with intellectual development disabilities 
Special Olympics for children with intellectual development disabilities is an event which is great source of inspiration and morale boosting, even for able-bodied persons, as how to live life with miraculous positivity and determination. Parents of such children are also laudable for their unflinching efforts in raising them in versatile abilities to face the society with smiling faces in all confidence. Keeping this spirit up, three-day 19th Punjab State Special Olympics commenced at Lovely Professional University. Near 500 athletes of 46 special schools from all over the state are participating in various events including Basketball, Football, Low abilities Walks & Races, Skating, Shot put, Table Tennis, Badminton and more. 

Health Ministry of Punjab Government awarded LPU for its Blood-Donation Endeavours

  • LPU received Appreciation Award on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day held in Mansa (Bathinda)
Health Ministry of Punjab Government has awarded Lovely Professional University for its consummate blood-donation endeavours. LPU stands at 9th place in the whole of the state, amid 27 honoured organizations, by donating 1417 blood units. LPU received ‘Appreciation Award’ during a state level honouring ceremony held in Mansa (Bathinda) on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day-2016. Punjab State Blood Transfusion Council & Punjab State Aids Control Society had jointly invited all voluntary blood donor organizations, which arranged more than 1000 units of blood in the period of 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2016.

Sharmistha Mukherjee interacted with LPU Students

  • “Always make the right choice so that you may not feel guilty afterwards”: Sharmistha Mukherjee invoked LPU Students
World renowned classical dancer and daughter to present President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee; Sharmistha Mukherjee visited Lovely Professional University, today, and interacted with LPU students. She shared her views about great Indian cultural heritage, liberty, democracy, innovation, learning, independence and passion to live life to the lees. She was at LPU to define “the role of youth in nation building”.  She said it vehemently that the need of the hour is to channelize youth energy of the country for constructive purposes. 

Two-time National Film Awardee Prabhu Deva visited LPU and gave Choreography Tips

  • Tollywood heart-throb Tamannaah, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and Punjabi singer Malkit Singh also accompanied him
Widely acclaimed for his fast-paced dance moves, Prabhu Deva reached Lovely Professional University today and enthralled LPU students. Occasion was his exclusive visit to LPU Campus along with Bollywood & Tollywood heart-throb Tamannaah, actor Sonu Sood and singer Malkit Singh. The most popular choreographer, actor and film director in the entire Indian film industry, Prabhu Deva skilled LPU students with important choreography tips of his style and genre. LPU students also learnt much from him about Indian dance forms including ‘Bharatanatyam’, and western dance styles. Deva’s deft dance movements on the LPU stage transmitted mammoth energy among his student-fans, which made students’ legs thumping and pounding. Two-time national film awardee and many a times star screen & film-fare award winner, Prabhu Deva has also been honoured with the life membership of International Film and Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.