Lovely Professional University

www.lpu.in
Phagwara, India

Lovely Professional University is a private semi-residential university in India created under the state government private university act. LPU claims to be the largest private university in India in terms of number of students on a single campus and is situated on 600+ acres of green area on NH-1 at the entry of Jalandhar city. The university has more than 25,000 students from 28 states and 26 countries around the world. It is recognized by UGC under Section 2 of UGC Act 1956.LPU is a residential university with separate hostels for boys and girls housing more than 15,000 students. The university provides education through more than 150 doctorate, post graduate, graduate and diploma programmes in a variety of disciplines. They have also tied with international universities for twinning programs and international exposure programs.The University, which was awarded with the title of “Best Private University of the Year -2013” by PallamRaju, Minister HRD- Govt. of India, has more than 25000 students, 3500 faculty and staff members and offers higher studies through more than 200 programmes. LPU has connections with more than 35 Universities worldwide , and international students from more than 28 countries. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 22, 2017
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LPU B School is listed among top B Schools of the country which includes IIMs Ahmadabad & Kashipur; IITs Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur; ISB Hyderabad Features those best B-schools which make students think like a leader --World-wide read top business magazine 'Entrepreneur' ranks Mittal Business School at Lovely Professional University (LPU) among top 20 B-Schools in India. In an exclusive countrywide 'Survey 2017 of B-Schools'; LPU B School is listed among top business  schools of the country. This list also includes B Schools like IIMs Ahmadabad & Kashipur, IITs Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur and ISB Hyderabad. In its latest edition, the magazine has featured only the best B-schools which develop an environment & curriculum that make business students think like a leader.About this prestigious survey, Assistant Editor 'Entrepreneur', Punita Sabharwal holds that b-schools in India are being regarded as the foundation of entrepreneurial mindsets and initiatives. It is indeed true that while talking about India's best B-schools the names that come to mind are typically that of IITs and IIMs of the country. However, it is also necessary to look beyond these institutes in the country, which are also known for honing the right skills and attitude among aspiring business students to succeed.Informing more about Mittal B School at LPU, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal says: "I am very happy to note the coveted ranking of our business school. In fact, it is already among the first 10 institutions in India to get ACBSP (USA) accreditation. It has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement. Again this new ranking is evidence that LPU is committed to provide the highest quality business education for its enterprising and hard working students. We have also opened Startup School at the campus which was inaugurated by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Also there is incubation center, where LPU business students can see their business ideas becoming a reality. Moreover, the placement of our students has made the highest record this year again, where companies like Hindustan Uni-lever and Voltas International has selected students of LPU only from the region."


News Article | June 30, 2017
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•Canadian & Indian Universities' team members have joined hands to work on Rs 4.5 Crore IC-IMPACTS Project based on waste-water treatment -- ·Under an invitation from Canada's McGill University (Montreal) for research collaboration in IC (Indo Canadian)-IMPACTS Project; Associate Dean Dr Neeta Raj Sharma at School of Bio-Engineering and Bio-Sciences of Lovely Professional University (LPU) discussed innovative & cost effective green technology at three Canadian Universities. Dr Sharma discussed elaborately about waste-water treatment by using "bio-char agri-waste (Rice-Husk)" at University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Guelph University (Toronto) along with at McGill University. Along with Canadian Varsities' team members, LPU team of biotech researchers is all-set to clean the most polluted areas of the Panjab State, including Buddha Nullah at Ludhiana. This is slated under Rs 4.5 Crore IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability)Project.For this project, Canadian & Indian Universities' team members have joined hands to work for cleaning Panjab state's and later on world over polluted water-bodies through waste rice-husk. LPU researcher also got connected with Canadian people and made them aware about the innovative research works at LPU. Dr Sharma also conducted two LPU alumni meets in Canada-one at Montreal and another at Vancouver. The research work being conducted at LPU in collaboration is 'an innovative green technology endeavour for treating municipal and industrial waste water entering rivers and streams'. It involves the students of multi-disciplines and is an effort to develop cost effective, easy to use innovative technology.As per the current observation of Buddha Nullha, it is heavily polluted with organic waste which is one of the causes of liver diseases in the region. LPU research team is studying the potential of agri-waste to treat waste water and its reuse for irrigation purpose. As per the LPU research findings, bio-char is the potential material to tackle the organic and inorganic pollutants. Further, this project will design a system to first employ bio-char/hydro-char to remove heavy metals and some organic compounds from wastewater. After this, flood-plain filtration is to be used to remove other inorganic and organic compounds. This study will also take advantage of the by-products (rice husk) of the rice industry in India.Congratulating LPU researchers for illustrious doings, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal asked all research oriented students and faculty members at LPU to keep on striving hard for more such globally needed human-welfare projects. Illustrative, Department of Bio-Technology (DBT) of India has played pivotal role in attainment of this project for LPU researchers.  Dr Sharma has also to visit University of British Columbia, on another invitation, in the month of August 2017 for one more research-collaboration in the area of automation of water quality monitoring in aquatic environments. This project is also a collaborative effort between India and Canada governments.


News Article | June 24, 2017
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•Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) alone has picked up 1900 students in last three years from LPU •51 companies that recruit from IITs also recruit the talent at LPU -- •Lovely Professional University (LPU) has set highest placements' record consecutively for the last three years in the North India. Keeping up the achieving tradition this year as well, LPU celebrated annual placement day 'Dream Catchers', along with thousands of job-recipient students, their mentors and parents. The signature highlight of the placement record is that Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) alone has taken 1900 students in the last three years from LPU. In the year 2016, companies like Amazon, Hindustan Uni-Lever, Tech Mahindra, Capgemini and more have expressed great appreciation for the human-resource that LPU has created and provided to the industry. In addition, 51 companies that recruit from IITs also recruit the talent at LPU, which is a great achievement for a university. On this juncture, LPU students of 2018 batch were also present to receive the baton from their seniors to take LPU legacy forward. For this, representative students from 2017 batch passed on the legacy of life-long untiring hard-work to batch 2018 students by reading out the famous poetic lines of great American poet Robert Frost- "…I have to keep promises, and miles to go before I sleep."The celebration was to appreciate and recognize the efforts of LPU students and faculty members who brought laurels to the University and made it proud with their outstanding efforts by getting placed in various companies of national and international repute. The role played by LPU faculty and staff members in honing the skills and competencies of these students was also acknowledged, as they provided students right direction and vision for perfect placement. Students' family-members, friends and well wishers were also applauded for their contribution to the successful outcomes of their children. On this occasion, slide-shows, audio and video presentations were also made to show how students made their journey in getting jobs including project reviews to rehearsals, presentations and finally campus interviews.LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared: "I am happy to see LPU students growing and making their presence felt in almost all the top cities of the world, including California, Vancouver, Sidney, London and more, where LPU alumni meets are regularly going on. Our students are working in 10 top corporate of the world including Google, Apple, Microsoft and more. We know that great universities world over are known by their successful alumni, and I am proud to share that even first citizen of the country, President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee appreciated the placement of LPU students during his recent convocation address." Reminding students about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Startup India, Standup India' action plan, Mr Mittal also inspired them to grow as an entrepreneur after their 5-6 year job experience to provide jobs to others. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal wanted students to always possess a positive frame of mind to keep on rising in life.Illustrative, presently LPU students are working with prestigious global companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and many more at salary packages of more than Rs one Crore. Corporate like Tech Mahindra, Amazon, and Capgemini alone have recruited 100 students each in this (2017) placement session. The successful and shining placement stories of LPU students is another reason for large number of students, from far off Indian states and other countries, are increasingly preferring admission at LPU.


News Article | June 8, 2017
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• Prestigious ranking is for Job-placement opportunities • LPU students are employed with top companies including Google, Microsoft at salary packages of more than Rs One Crore -- Jalandhar: India Today magazine has ranked Lovely Professional University (LPU) among country's top six promising engineering universities for Job-placement opportunities, in its May 22, 2017 edition. Ranking on various themes, the magazine has also ranked LPU among top seven such universities for "student care" and among top eight for having quality of academic input, infrastructure and reputation. In addition, the magazine has also covered LPU in its 'Impact Feature Pages' describing about various strengths of LPU including great academic record, overall exposure, safe environment, and the most important its great placements record with top companies of the world. In fact, LPU students are employed with top companies, including Google, Microsoft and more, at salary packages of more than Rs One Crore.Editor in Chief of India Today Aroon Purie mentions: A country's development is directly linked with the quality of education it delivers to its citizens. That is why continuously evaluating our educational institutions is of vital significance. I am happy to report that our best colleges' survey has been able to provide the emerging student with tools to choose a smart future. This survey encompasses new hubs of learning, and it also takes note of the deepening of competencies with private engineering colleges doing better, in some cases, than IITs.As per methodology, the survey was conducted between December 2016 and April 2017 to determine the best institutions. Senior faculty-members were sent a structured questionnaire, in each city, and were asked to distribute 100 points across 5 parameters-"Reputation, Quality of Academic Input, Student Care, Infra-structure and Job Prospects". After collating their individual responses, weight-age for each of these parameters were derived. For this, opinions of hundreds of experts including principals, vice-principals, heads of departments and deans were taken.Feeling happy on the prestigious ranking of the university, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal says: "We are thankful to different sources which conduct such unbiased surveys time to time for the ultimate benefit of the students so that they may join their dream- institution for bright career ahead." Adding Mr Mittal said: By providing overall exposure to our students, we have sole motive that our students get coveted placements in diverse fields or emerge as great entrepreneurs. For this, our various academic teams keep on working tirelessly and train students on different modes. Our university has also tie-ups with companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple and more. In turn, these companies are conducting their labs at the university campus.  Special trainers from these tied-up companies keep on visiting LPU campus and provide the best training to the students to be industry ready.Illustrative, present year is the third time in a row that LPU has achieved grand success in placements of its students. In the previous year also the number of placements from LPU was the highest in North India. This session, Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Xerox, IBM, Cognizant, Verizon, United Health,Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Apple have also offered jobs to LPU students. Cognizant has recruited 1900 LPU students in its three drives so far at LPU campus. Top companies Tech Mahindra, Amazon, Capegemini each has offered coveted jobs to 100+ LPU students.


News Article | September 17, 2017
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-- Six South Korean students from top-ranked Busan University of Foreign Studies (Busan) and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul) visited Lovely Professional University campus to learn about Indian culture. It was amazing to note that all of them conversed in pure Hindi with LPU students and staff members and gathered much knowledge about India, Indian culture, values, languages and economy. Belonging to different streams including Leisure Sport, Biology and more; one thing common in all of them was that they had a deep knowledge about Hindi language and related phonetics.The visiting students were Kim Jin Hwan, who is pursuing full-time Bachelor Programme in Hindi in South Korea; Hwang Ye Sun (Leisure Sport); Lee Ji Hye (Theology); In Ky Ung (Biology); and, both Kim Eun Saem and Jang Ye Ji are enrolled in Nursing programme. Reaching Media and International departments of LPU, Hwang shared: "I and my friends are very happy to reach at one of the largest university of India, LPU, and in sharing our thoughts in the Indian Language with LPU students and staff members. It will ever be a memorable experience for us as we got much recognition and warm welcome at the campus. In fact, our Busan University was founded with philosophy for educating youth of Korea to become International leaders by learning languages of other great nations of the world. Following this philosophy, I learnt main language of Incredible India, and presently I have no hesitation in conversing with Indians in their own language. This is indeed going to pay me much in the long run."Welcoming South Korean students at the campus, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: "We keep on hosting hundreds of students from different countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, China and more, so that there exists a great global environment at LPU campus. In fact, LPU campus is known around the globe for its huge diversity, as students from all parts of India and 50+ countries study here. The students of different cultures and nationalities co-exist and join hands hd in all academic, co-curricular and sports activities to be globally fit citizens and future leaders. Now, the South Korean students have also made a reach to multiethnic LPU campus to study "mini India and, in a way, mini world also" at one and only one spot. This all sends strong message of oneness, peace, prosperity to the entire world that no countries are strange and no men foreign."It is worth knowing that Kim Jin Hwan is well versed in the Hindi language and he has such a flare for the Indian language that he made other five friends learn it in no time. When one hears sweetness of Hindi pouring from their vocal chords in the form of "Namaste, Aap Kaise Haen, Mitter Meethi-Meethi Chai to pila deejiye" and more of such short sentences and phrases; it indeed forwards a beyond belief great experience. All of them unanimously admitted that all languages prevalent in the world are sweet and these are in no way a barrier to make other countries strange.Illustrative, Busan (BUFS) and Hankuk (HUFS) of Foreign Studies have academic exchange program agreements with 100+ universities in many countries. In addition to studies of top western languages, eastern language programme studies include Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Burmese, Arabic, and more.


Arora P.,Lovely Professional University
International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology | Year: 2017

Unauthorised conversion of land use clearly reflects lack of enforcement of rules and regulations by the Municipal Corporation. Unplanned and haphazard conversion of land use leads to parking problems, traffic problems, encroachment problem etc. These problems are true in case of Amritsar because conversion is taking place at large scale from residential to commercial and from industrial to commercial and leads to severe exploitation of land. To stop such unorganized land exploitation there is need to enforce rules effectively and strictly. Heavy fines should be imposed on the violators. © 2017 IAEME Publication.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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•LPU students of Journalism & Film Production got versatile tips about plot making; story, script & dialogues writing; direction; acting; and, cinematography -- Famous bollywood film-writer cum director Shagufta Rafique, producer Vinay Bhardwaj,  actors Sakshi Gulati, Jashan Singh and Kartaar Cheema reached Lovely Professional University (LPU) today. LPU students of Film & TV Production, Mass Communication, Performing Arts and Journalism & Film Production got versatile tips about plot making; story, script & dialogues writing; direction; acting; and, cinematography. Visiting debutant director 'Shagufta', who has already written screenplays and dialogues for 11 hit Hindi films, shared all about the plot of the forthcoming film 'Dushman' which is to unfold a new chapter of friendship between people of India and Pakistan. Producer Vinay Bhardwaj and actors in lead roles Sakshi Gulati, Jashan Singh and Kartaar Cheema also interacted with LPU students. Sakshi shared that she has depicted personal hard life of the director in the film.Famous writer of Hindi films including Aashiqui 2, Raaz, Jannat 2, Murder 2, Awarapan and more, Shagufta informed that it is her first film as a director. She is associated with the Bhatts as a writer, and is presently working for her directorial debut. She expects much from this project, which is based on bringing more cordial and closer relations of understanding among people of two arch rival countries- India & Pakistan. She shared: "Indo-Pak relationship is a topic which brings pain in the hearts of people of both the countries. Everyone, on both the sides, wishes to see India and Pakistan as friendly neighbours. This story is an attempt to improve sentiments between the two countries, which is indirectly based on Indo-Pak relationship. We hope this will bring people of both the countries closer and unfold a new chapter of friendship."Taking examples of great heroes of bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Rajesh Khanna, She inspired students never to give up to realize their dreams. Illustrating her painful life in her teens, she asked all to keep on smiling under all conditions however painful these may be.Sharing about the plot of the story, she informed the students: "This is a path breaking and brave tale of love, hate, brotherhood and friendship of an Indian and a Pakistani. As per my story line a young Indian loses his entire family in a brutal terror attack planned by Pakistani terrorists. Sorrow ridden he travels to a foreign land for a job in a hotel, where he meets another employee-a Pakistani. In spite of all hate and anger, Indian is forced to live with Pakistani, who later proves out to be his only friend philosopher and savior." She also added that she has been working on this film for the past four to five years. Interacting with LPU students, Punjabi actors Jashan Singh and Kartaar Cheema also shared important tips about acting, dialogue delivery and other valuable aspects of film-making.LPU students of Journalism, Animation, Film & Television Production departments, Shobhit Tripathi, Avantika Kaushik, Radhe Thakur, Gurwinder Cheema,  shared:"We feel lucky to interact with the director and stars of great film production banner of Mahesh Bhatt, which has provided us much insight upon the works related to our curriculum and allied activities. We feel that this can only be at LPU where students of each and every department are provided hands on experiences out of their class-rooms also. We have already met many other great stars, producers, technicians, directors from Bollywood, Pollywood & Tollywood at LPU campus to enhance our knowledge in practical form through such precious visits."


Patel S.,Lovely Professional University
Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology | Year: 2012

Fruit and vegetable wastes produced in astronomical quantities from food processing and agriculture industries often cause nuisance in municipal landfills owing to their high biodegradability. Biosorption by these waste-based adsorbents can be used as a cost effective and efficient technique for the removal of toxic heavy metals and dyes from wastewater. Recently, many papers claiming the feasible use of these biosorbents for water decontamination, treatment of industrial and agricultural wastewater and valuable metal recovery have been published. The organic waste-based adsorbents, characterized by good uptake capacity and rapid kinetics are expected to be economically and ecologically viable. This paper presents a judicious and pragmatic review depicting the key advances in implications of the fruit and vegetable wastes in pollution mitigation, the underlying mechanisms, major challenges and the future implementations. This compilation is expected to provide an impetus to the bioremediation research and promote green technology. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Patel S.,Lovely Professional University
Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology | Year: 2012

Eichhornia crassipes or water hyacinth is a free-floating plant, growing plentifully in the tropical water bodies. This invasive weed poses multiple hazards ranging from ecological and economical to social. It tends to endanger biodiversity, cause eutrophication, shelter pests, clog fresh waterways, affect agriculture and aquaculture, hamper shipping and recreational activities. Existing control methods have been insufficient to contain its aggressive propagation. Recently, it has been envisaged that successful utilization of this weed can solve the associated problems associated with them. It is being speculated that the huge biomass can be used in waste water treatment, heavy metal and dye remediation, as substrate for bioethanol and biogas production, electricity generation, industrial uses, human food and antioxidants, medicines, feed, agriculture and sustainable development. Towards this quest many approaches have been undertaken and partial success is achieved. If harnessed properly, this weed-based green technology can solve many of the issues our society faces now. In this context, the papers published in recent years have been reviewed, with the objective of creating public awareness and bolstering management and utilization of this cumbersome invasive weed. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Ghotra H.S.,Lovely Professional University | Kant N.,Lovely Professional University
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics | Year: 2015

Electron acceleration by a frequency-chirped circularly polarized (CP) laser pulse in vacuum in the presence of azimuthal magnetic field has been studied. A laser pulse propagating along +z-axis interacts with a pre-accelerated electron injected at a small angle in the direction of propagation of laser pulse in vacuum. The electron is accelerated with high energy in the presence of azimuthal magnetic field till the saturation of betatron resonance. A linear frequency chirp increases the duration of interaction of laser pulse with electron and hence enforces the resonance for longer duration. The presence of azimuthal magnetic field further improves the electron acceleration by keeping the electron motion parallel to the direction of propagation for longer distances. Thus, resonant enhancement appears due to the combined effect of chirped CP laser pulse and azimuthal magnetic field. An electron with few MeV of initial energy gains high energy of the order of GeV. Higher energy gain is obtained with intense chirped laser pulse in the presence of azimuthal magnetic field. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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