Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar recently visited LPU

Hon’ble Union Human Resource Development Minister, Government of India, Shri Prakash Javadekar visited Lovely Professional University recently at its Management Conclave-2017 and Annual Honouring Ceremony to award illustrious members of staff and students. Speaking high about different aspects of LPU, Hon’ble Minister said: “With strong diversity at its campus, LPU is a global university. Learning at such a university is indeed a basic and real learning rather than mere subject learning. I feel that only that country prospers in the world where its universities prosper.  Education is empowerment and it brings great transformation in life, society and everything.” Explaining that private sector is doing exuberantly well in present time, Mr Minister shared: “Our government is also working on public-private partnerships, where competition and collaboration between the two will certainly bring out the best of India. We feel, whether government or private, only good institutions will flourish and bad will go.  More an institution will be good, more autonomy it will have. Survive through competition and that is only the 21st Century India. It is really a challenge to improve government education sector, we will strive to correct it. Here I can say that both Public and Private sectors can co-exist and make India prosper. We want good education to all.” 

Explaining about new education policy, Hon’ble Minister said: “The new education policy rests on 5 pillars-Accessibility, Quality, Equity, Accountability and Affordability. We are striving to make all education systems, prevalent in the country, clean and transparent.” Laying great stress on innovation and research, Minister Javadekar invoked all teachers and students to bring out new ideas. He said: “We are fastest growing country in the world. To keep up pace, innovate that is not existing. Research and develop and have as many patents as you can for the betterment of the society. We have great merit based scholarships for our students to retain best of brains in the country by following ‘brain gain and no brain drain’.” In this context, Mr Minister also shared about Global Research Interactive Network (GRIN), under which Indian students will be provided scholarship and opportunity to work with reputed foreign laboratories and would have liberty to come back to India and continue with their research. Invoking all at the campus, he concluded by affirming that we all will make our country tremendous on all aspects in the world by the year 2030.

During annual honouring ceremony, Hon’ble Minister awarded illustrious members of staff and students with Rs 20 Lakh and rolls of honour. For this, 6 LPU researchers, 20 students for their 10 pointer CGPA in their respective programmes, one international shooter, 20 national sports persons and 40 students for their excellence in different fields of cultural activities were honoured. In addition, Mr Minister also inaugurated Technical Session of ongoing Management Conclave-2017 at the campus. Mr Minister was also kind enough to inaugurate the national level annual cultural festival of the university ‘One India’, where theme this year is “Celebrating World Peace”. Mr Minister also became the grand part of tri-colour ‘Unity walk’ at the campus, along with 3500 staff members forming grand tricolor of India by wearing tricolor tee-shirts.

Personal Contact Programme for Distance Education Students organized by LPU at its Campus from 4th to 10th March 2017

A week long Personal Contact Programme (PCP) for Distance Education students was recently concluded at Lovely Professional University campus. Hundreds of students from various parts of Punjab attended the PCP and interacted with expert university faculty for face to face academic counseling.

Based on the online registration of the students, university planned and conducted PCP classes in the disciplines of Computer Applications, Information Technology, Library & Information Sciences, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Political Science, History and Sociology. Around 45+ faculty members were engaged to conduct classes pertaining to 100+ courses. Students from places like Phagwara, Barnala, Hoshiarpur, Amloh, Ferozepur, Srihargobind Pur, Nawanshahr, Sangat Mandi, Doraha, Dharamkot, Ajnala, Balachaur etcattended the PCP classes. Out-stationed students resided in the university hostel during the PCP.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

LPU honoured its World Cup Shooting Medal Winner Student with Rs One Lakh Cash Reward

After winning silver medal in 50 meter free pistol event at the World Cup, international shooter Amanpreet Singh visited Lovely Professional University and was accorded a warm welcome by all the students and staff members. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal and Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal honoured him on his glorious win with a citation of appreciation and a cash award of Rs One Lakh to further strengthen his sports and academic activities. Congratulating and encouraging Amanpreet, Chancellor Mittal said: “I feel immense pleasure while sharing that your illustrious achievement has made India and LPU proud. We all at LPU feel privileged to honour you with a cheque of Rs One Lakh for your outstanding feat. We hope that you will keep on bringing laurels to the country and to LPU. Best wishes for your bright future and next target of winning gold medal in Olympics 2020.”

During the honouring ceremony, International shooter Amanpreet was along with his family-members. Thanking LPU management, teachers & students for their motivation & firm support; Amanpreet assured all at LPU: “I will continue bringing glory to the country and LPU through my diverse endeavours. Presently, I am aiming to win gold medal in Olympics 2020, which are to be held in Tokyo (Japan).”

While addressing the students during an interactive session at LPU, Amanpreet said in response to a query made by a student, “Age is no bar; students should follow their respective passions with complete dedication. I followed both of my passions, in academics as well as sports, with complete determination, dedication and devotion. The result is before you all. In addition, I will continue with LPU MBA programme also.” Sharing his personal life, he also informed that his little daughter “Wahenoor” is very lucky, for his career, as prior to her birth he had attempted many times with no solid results. 

LPU DE Students visited University Campus and interacted with ISSF World Cup Silver Medallist

Hundreds of LPU DE Students from places like Abohar, Malout and Bathinda visited university campus on 10th March 2017 and interacted with university faculty and staff members for academic and career counselling. Students got the opportunity to meet and learn from the experiences of LPU student and international shooter Mr. Amanpreet Singh who recently won Silver Medal in ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation ) World Cup.

Students also shared their academic experiences and expressed their desire to make use of the extensive opportunities being extended to them at par with regular students. 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

LPU DE Students visited University Campus for Academic and Career Counselling

Hundreds of LPU DE Students from places like Faridkot, Jagraon, Raikot, Dharamkot, Ropar, Nurpur Bedi, Anandpur Sahib, Mohali, Chamkaur Sahib visited university campus on 3rd and 4th March 2017 and interacted with university faculty and staff members for academic and career counseling.

Students also shared their academic experiences and expressed their desire to make use of the extensive opportunities being extended to them at par with regular students. DE students also cleared their doubts related to academics, study material, evaluation, certification, university events etc.

Students were also taken for the guided trip of the campus and were shown various student-centric initiatives and vast infrastructure of the university.

Friday, 10 March 2017

LPU Student won Silver Medal at World Cup organized by International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF)

One of the brilliant students of Lovely Professional University, Amanpreet Singh has emerged as a ‘Shooting Star’. Enrolled in MA English Programme of the university, Amanpreet has recently won Silver Medal at World Cup organized by apex shooting sports body- International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).  The event was 50 Meter Free Pistol Final.  Hailing from Phillaur, Amanpreet practices for four hours daily, and now his only aim is to win gold medal in next Olympics. As such, he wants to bring glory not only to his university but the country also. Congratulating Amanpreet on such a glorious win, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal encouraged him to continue his trials and practice like this so as to keep on touching new heights. Mr Mittal also informed that LPU has recently inaugurated a shooting range at LPU Campus for the shooting lovers like Amanpreet.

During the competition, at one stage Amanpreet was quite ahead of gold winner Jitu Rai of Indian Army; however, he missed the Gold by a very thin margin. The shooting star Amanpreet scored a total of 226.9 scores; whereas, Jeetu scored 230.1 scores (New World Record). During qualification rounds Amanpreet did very well and scored 10.8, 10.3, 10.4, and 10.3. Seeing his performance many of his fellow sports men-women had strongly predicted about his podium finish. However, both of them made India triumph at the men’s 50m pistol final event, where Amanpreet and Jitu clinched top two positions to climb upon the highest steps of the podium.

Jubilant Amanpreet shares: “While being on the step of the podium, I pulsed great moments of award ceremony where I remembered all those who inspired, supported and guided me to choose this sport. Now I want to show deft shooting skills at Olympics 2020 to be held in Tokyo, and aim to win top medal for my country.” He further says: “It is really enthralling to win medal in the world cup and it was indeed great emotional time of honour to see the Indian flag atop of the podium. I am thankful to all my teachers and fellow students at LPU who kept forwarding best wishes to me.” 

Proud to be a son of high-ranked Police Officer in Punjab, Amanpreet talks high about his parents, kith & kins, who always support him to follow his passion. He feels that studies at LPU has developed his personality and made him to always work hard. Advising his fellow students, he forwards a great message: “Keep on working hard whether these are studies, sports or any other activity. One day sincere and devoted pursuing will definitely lead you to glorious success.”He is firm to continue his studies at LPU along with chasing his dreams in shooting sports.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Workshop on 'Knowledge Organization and Library Modernization' conducted for LPU Distance Education Students

Department of Library and Information Science at Lovely professional University organized one day workshop on 'Knowledge Organization and Library Modernization' on 24th February 2017. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation from both corporate and academic sectors. Highlight of the workshop was the massive participation of hundreds of Distance Education students of the university belonging to the discipline of Library & Information Sciences. The resource person of the workshop was the renowned personality - UGC emeritus fellow, Prof M P Satija. 

The objective of the workshop was to explore the cutting edge research and model changing transformations in the fundamental concepts of library and information science. During the five sessions, crucial areas of library science including tools and techniques of knowledge organization, ICT, LIBSYS and more were probed by Prof M P Satija, Dr. Shiv Singh and Mr. Kehar Singh to churn out the beneficial principles and solutions for the society. 

Emphasizing the importance of the workshop, one of the Distance Education students Ms. Harjeet Kaur from Patiala said, “This workshop will help the participants to create the new knowledge and design innovative methods to address the challenges faced by the library professionals.” 

Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor - Lovely Professional University, Mr. Ashok Mittal said, "We believe in giving equal opportunities to our Distance Learners. It is a pleasure to see such enthusiasm among our Distance Education students who have traveled from various parts of the state to attend this workshop. This motivates us further to conduct such activities."

The workshop ended with conferring of certificates of participation on all the participants.