The prime motive of the University is to make the students confident and readily employable professionals and to prepare them to succeed in a highly competitive professional environment.
Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a reputed institution in the education industry which is transforming students into global leaders. In a very short span of time, they have created a niche for themselves by attracting the best minds from across the globe. Their mission is to nurture global professionals and entrepreneurs with innovative spirit, tolerance, and desire to make a difference in the society. The infrastructure, pedagogy, and faculty work in synchronization to fulfill the motto and goal of the university. From being a premier academic institution, LPU is recognized internationally for its contribution to the industry and society through excellence in teaching, learning, research, internationalization, entrepreneurship, and leadership. They are ranked among one of the best universities of the nation. Accommodating 25,000+ students, LPU encompasses exemplary facilities, within its campus, which are second to none. Presently, the university provides students the opportunity to explore great career pathways and study abroad. It has also emerged as a hub for entrepreneurship.
Ensuring Academic Enhancement through Dedicated Practices
Aiming the broadness of interests served to make students learn from the real world, LPU organizes ample workshops, guest lectures, industrial visits, and experiential weeks. These conferences and visits by prominent experts from industry and academia help and prepare students for challenges of the industry. Students are provided with global excellence and industry immersion. It has also collaborated with the top-notch brands such as Google, Cisco, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and many more to offer excellent educational opportunities and exposures at the campus. Students from across the world get numerous opportunities to work directly with the companies on live projects getting the much-needed practical exposure. This helps them to get an insight about the recent trends of the industries. The university recently organized the biggest science event ISC106 which was inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of India. The event was graced by the visit of around 3 nobel laureates.
Some of the guest speakers who visited the campus are Arun Malhotra, Managing Director of Nissan Motors; Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi; Mahesh Munjal, Chairman and MD, Hero Majestic Auto Limited; Ronnie Screwwala, UTV Pictures Founder; and Ramesh Rangan, Director, State Bank of Patiala. In-fact, LPU is the only university in India which has received the honor to welcome the first three citizens of the country, former President Pranab Mukharjee, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Innovative Maneuvers to Promote Personality Development
Instead of making students mere book-worms, LPU provides them industrial exposure that prepares them for future challenges. Moreover, students are trained for cracking the interviews with top-brands such as Amazon, Infosys, Cisco, and others, which visit the campus for recruitment. For building the confidence in students, LPU provides numerous opportunities to its students by making them organize various events. Further, they take pride in sharing that their biggest national level youth fest ‘Youth-Vibe’, which is also organized by the students with the help of their teachers. There are 110 clubs for LPU students, where one can join according to their respective interest and passion. Students, here, are not just limited inside the boundaries of the classroom, rather they are constantly motivated to innovate and explore their potential for better outcomes.
The Erudite Leader
The prominent personality behind the success of LPU is the Chancellor, Mr. Ashok Mittal. He has played a major role in the all-round development of the university. Since its inception, Ashok has worked hard day and night, with the objective of taking LPU to the pinnacle of educational excellence. In fact, he is the face behind the phenomenal growth of the university. He leads LPU to emerge as a global university with distinctive strengths in education, under its aim “Transforming India, Transforming Education”. Under his ardent leadership, LPU has strengthened different academic departments to generate the spirit of progressive competition by identifying core competency areas, benchmarked with the top global institutions.
Plethora of Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities
As far as extra-curricular activities are concerned, there are several student organizations at LPU, which are responsible for diverse events at the campus. Aiming to support the intellectual environment at the university, these organizations work for the enhancement of individual personality in pursuance for the true knowledge.
Moreover, international go-kart championship is held at LPU where students from different states of the country take part. They also organize numerous other events like One-World, One-India; Youth Vibe; and so on. Every year, many events are organized by students of the university, ranging from modeling to sports events, which they can explore anywhere as per their wish.
Success Saga of LPU
Throughout its dedicated journey of achieving educational excellence, LPU has achieved many landmark feats. Although a very young institute, it has been recognized by the UGC, a statutory body of the Government of India. It has also received prestigious recognitions from other renowned bodies such as AIU, UGC-BED, NCTE, COA, PCI, ICAR, BCI, the Institution of Engineers (India), and Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI). Lovely Mittal School of Business at LPU is ranked among top 40 B schools of the country by NIRF. Moreover, LPU has also become the first private university to get ICAR accreditation for agriculture.
The university’s alumni span the globe and come from all backgrounds. Right from Google to Microsoft, their graduates are working with the top-notch brands of the world. Some of the notable alumni of LPU include Atul Sood, presently working as ab-intio Developer in Cognizant; Kunal Khullar, Sr Software Engineer at Infosys. A pass out of ECE program at LPU, Utkarsh is Wireless Systems Engineer at Google. Neha is another proud alumnus of LPU, who is currently working as software engineer with Yahoo Inc. in California, USA. Earlier, Neha has also worked with electronics giants like Samsung and Apple.
In order to provide global exposure to the students, LPU has developed international collaborations with many universities including those of Australia, Canada, USA, and many more. They have nearly 200 tie-ups with the foreign universities for students’ referral programs. The university has a special cell that guides students about prestigious opportunities for study abroad programs at USA, Canada, Australia, and so on. Students can pursue exchange programs for short as well as long-term courses at international universities. LPU also has a unique collaboration program that allows students to study at the university for two years, and the rest of the two years at international universities to get a foreign university degree. They also have international academic partnerships with McGill, Northern Illinois University, Mizzou – University of Missouri, California State University, University of Iowa, and others.
Career Development Initiatives
LPU has a special placement cell which dedicatedly looks after the students’ placements, ensuring that they get a job before they pass out. They have created a record in terms of placing students in reputed companies. Cognizant alone has recruited 1900+ students from the university in 3 years’ consecutive time span. LPU has also received the title of the university with “Most Employable Students” twice in a row by “Aspiring Minds”. From Google to Microsoft, LPU students are working with the package of Rs 1 crore and above, and 80+ companies that recruit from IITs/NITs also recruit from LPU. Recently, engineering students of the university collaborated to compete in NASA Challenge at U S Space & Rocket Center. Additionally, for students who aim to be entrepreneurs, the university has its own Start-up School and incubation Center, which was inaugurated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. LPU provides office space & equipment, technology support, and seed capital to nurture the upcoming entrepreneurial talents for viable projects. Here, entrepreneurship has been made more robust and approachable for an individual, who has high ambitions. Budding entrepreneurs are guided with innovative ideas with concrete and efficient plans. The Incubation Center funds ideas to implement in a better way. Business development mentors assist students who approach with the business ideas and are also provided entrepreneurship training. In-fact, StartUp India has recognized one of LPU’s student’s venture named “Sabstore Online Private Limited”. Not only Indian students, but international students also have their own start up at the campus. The university supports their students’ creative business ideas.