Monday, 4 December 2017

LPU DE adjudged first runners-up in One World 2017 for representing the country Lesotho

The Directorate of Distance Education students represented the country 'Lesotho' in LPU’s mega event One World held at University Campus on 21st and 22nd November 2017.The theme of this year's One World event was "Festivals". Students from all over the Punjab participated in the event along with regular LPU students from Lesotho. Students showcased the Festivals and Cultural Celebrations of the country Lesotho and brought Lesotho alive on the University Campus.
Students left no stone unturned in charming the audiences and judges which bagged them 1st runners-up position with the cash reward of Rs. 15,000.

PCP held at LPU Campus on Saturdays from 25th September to 11th November 2017 
Personal Contact Programme (PCP) classes for LPU Distance Education students of session 2017-1 were conducted at Lovely Professional University campus on Saturdays from 25th September  to 11th November 2017. Several hundred students from various parts of Punjab attended the PCP and interacted with expert university faculty for face to face academic counselling.
Based on the online registration of the students, university planned and conducted PCP classes in the disciplines of Computer Applications, Information Technology, Management, Library & Information Sciences, Commerce, Mathematics, English, Education, Economics, Hindi, Political Science, History and Sociology. Around 100+ faculty members were engaged to conduct classes pertaining to 310+ courses. Students from places like Jalandhar, Phagwara, Fazilka,Phillaur, Barnala, Hoshiarpur, Amloh, Ludhiana, Abohar, Rayya, Patti, Ferozepur, Nawanshahr, Amritsar, Doraha, Dharamkot, Ajnala, Malerkotla, Balachaur etcattended the PCP classes. 

Students, especially working professionals, found it easier to attend the classes on Saturdays. Many students also found this beneficial as they get full week to revise the content taught in the previous class before going ahead in the next class. In order to cater to the requirement and feedback of students belonging to far off places, December PCP classes would be held at a stretch from 7th to 12th December 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Highlights of LPU DE participation in LPU'S mega cultural event Spectra 2017
LPU Distance Education students competed with regular students from various schools/ departments of Lovely Professional University and  won the hearts of the judges with their creativity in the field of  Fine Arts as Ms. Priya, an MBA student from Ludhiana, bagged first prize in Rangoli competition and Ms. Arundeep, a B.A. student from Amritsar got 3rd position in Poster Making competition.
LPU DE Students from places like Nakodar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Nurpur Bedi, Phagwara, Mandi Gobindgarh, Amritsar, Tanda, Ahmedgarh and Chandigarh participated in Spectra 2017 in various events like Rangoli, Cartooning, Poster Making, Photography, Spot Painting, Light Vocal, Western Vocal, Western Free Style, Folk Solo & Folk Group Dance events and mesmerised the audience with their performances. Students also participated in colourful cultural procession showcasing their talents.

Monday, 6 November 2017

LPU MBA Student wins Silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championship for India in Australia

Proving his shooting skills once again, MBA student oft Lovely Professional University, Amanpreet Singh won Silver Medal for India in 50m pistol event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia on 3rd November 2017. In a rare achievement, LPU student Amanpreet and two other Indian shooters, Prakash Nanjappa (Gold) & Jitu Rai (Bronze)  have swept away with all top 3 medals of the event by seeing Tri-Colour flying high for all three prestigious positions at the victory stand. Prakash won the coveted gold medal with a score of 222.4, while Amanpreet and Jitu settled for silver and bronze medals with scores of 222 and 201.9 respectively. Prior to this, Amanpreet has already pocketed two medals at ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) organized World Cup Shooting Championships. 

Since Amanpreet’s joining LPU it is his third great international victory. His studies at LPU has not only developed his personality but has also made him to work hard and hard than before. As this competition had the best shooters of the world in competition, this winning means much for a Police Officer’s son Amanpreet and he reveals his firm will to bring more glory to the nation through his shooting talent.

Belonging to Phillaur (Punjab), Amanpreet is indebted to all those who have always inspired, supported and guided him for this sport. He is also thankful to all of his teachers and fellow students at LPU who kept forwarding best wishes to him during the competitions he participated in.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

LPU Student Amanpreet Singh wins bronze in 50m pistol at ISSF World Cup Final

Representing India, LPU student Amanpreet Singh shot his way to a bronze medal in the 50-metre pistol final in his maiden appearance in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final held at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi during October 2017. 

An MBA student of Lovely Professional University, Amanpreet Singh held his nerve in the tense moments of the elimination round to make it to the top three, finishing with 202.2 points. Serbia’s Damir Mikec won the gold with a score of 229.3, while Ukraine’s Oleh Omelchuck took silver with 228 points in a low-scoring but thrilling final.

Amanpreet endured an up-and-down final, from shooting steady 10s and being in the top three, to falling to fifth and last at one point. The shooter, though, managed to pull off good scores when he really needed them. Right before the last elimination, he shot a steady 18.8 to make the top three as he was cheered on by a loud contingent of fans in Delhi. In total, he shot 10 and above five times in the final.
Earlier in the year, Amanpreet had clinched a silver medal in the same event of ISSF World Cup Stage 1.

"Considering that this is a World Cup Final with the best shooters in the fray, you can call this as my finest performance in shooting. I'm happy but score wise it's not great, so I need to improve on that," a pleased Amanpreet said.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

LPU Students Qualified for ISSF World Cup Final and Commonwealth Shooting Championship

International sportspersons, Mr. Amanpreet Singh (pursuing MBA) and Mr. Gurpreet Singh (pursuing BA), students of Lovely Professional University Distance Education programme, have been shortlisted by National Rifle Association (NRA) of India for attending training camp being organised by Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, New Delhi from 16th to 18th October 2017 as part of their preparation for upcoming international shooting events.

Mr. Amanpreet Singh has qualified for ISSF shooting World Cup Final to be held in New Delhi starting from 23rd October 2017 and also for Commonwealth Championship being held in Gold Coast, Australia in 50m pistol event.

Olympian shooter Mr. Gurpreet Singh, recipient of Arjuna Award 2016, has also been shortlisted for commonwealth Championship in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event.
During their visit to LPU campus, both these ace shooters interacted with Chancellor, staff members and students of the university and detailed about their preparation for the upcoming international events. They also expressed their happiness on the encouragement and study related support they are getting from the university. While interacting with these students, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal conveyed his best wishes and motivated them for bringing more laurels to the country.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Arjuna Awardee Olympian Shooter becomes LPU Student

Be it kings, queens, prince-princesses or other high positioned persons with illustrious achievements; higher education always plays pivotal role in their day to day delineations. Even Godly incarnations like Rama, Krishna, Arjuna and many other joined “Gurukuls” in forests, shunning all pleasures of the palatial palaces. Now-a-days, higher education from a marked educational institution is considered as great choice of life. Understanding on similar lines that joining university for studies is as invaluable now as it ever has been; ace international shooter, Arjuna Awardee & Olympian, Gurpreet Singh has joined Bachelor of Arts Programme at Lovely Professional University.

Presently employed with Army Marksman Ship Unit, this Amritsar (Punjab) born young shooter had started practicing and competing for shooting in the year 2007, when he was a mere lad of 19 years. Illustrious achievements started pouring on him in just his teens and he continued with concentration on his career and passion being completely devoid of higher education.

Worth mentioning, Gurpreet Singh represented India in Rio Olympics 2016 and secured 7th place in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. He has also won gold medals (with games record) in 25m and 10m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) events and Bronze medal in 25m Individual event in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games; Silver medal in 25m Centre Fire Pistol Men's Team event during 2014 Asian Games (Incheon); and, numerous other medals and distinguished positions in various International and national events. 

Prior to Gurpreet, another top shooter Amanpreet Singh is already on the rolls of the university by joining its MBA Programme. Both of them visited LPU campus, met LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, faculty & staff members and interacted with LPU students. They also expressed their happiness on the encouragement and study related support they are getting from the university. While interacting with these distinguished students, Chancellor Mr Mittal appreciated their preference for LPU programmes and conveyed best wishes to keep on bringing more laurels to the country. LPU students were seen happy on seeing ace international shooters as their counter-parts.

Gurpreet shares: “We all need certain solid skills, including proper communication, day-to-day administration, project management, initiatives and commitments, which we can acquire only from our overall university experience. Being unable to pursue higher education at a top institution like LPU, I used to consider myself lacking in something great in spite of my world level glorious achievements. I am thankful to LPU that it has initiated its distance learning programmes, just like those for regular students, for persons like me and others. Now, I am excited to earn my bachelor’s degree from LPU with subjects of my choice.” Adding, he said: “Reaching at LPU Campus I saw that diverse student communities here are bubbling with young leaders who are supported fully to cultivate their leadership skills. Here, one can have easy access to wonderful and thought-provoking student groups, societies and sports teams which are to broaden your horizons, undoubtedly. In addition, I will also be given opportunity to attend alumni and university events, which brings forth the latest developments and excellent networking opportunities.”