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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 | 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: 2011

L. camara is a terrible weed, exerting huge detrimental effect on biodiversity. Its leaves and flowers contain toxins, lantadene A and B, so unfit for herbivory by ruminants. This weed stunts the growth of neighbouring plants owing to the allelopathic effect of its root leachate. The seeds tide over adverse period and germinate when favourable conditions prevail. Further, pruning makes the thicket denser. Almost all removal strategies of this weed have been unsuccessful so far. So, management of this weed by utilization is required. Recent studies have reported that L. camara improves soil quality by enriching it with nitrogen, exhibits termiticidal effect, acts as lignocellulosic substrate for cultivation of edible mushrooms, acts as potential insecticide and fumigant for grains storage against weevils, antifungal agent, herbicide against water hyacinths. L. camara has bioactive ingredients exhibiting anticancer, antiulcerogenic, hypolipidemic, larvicidal and anti-inflammatory activity. L. camara fibre has been reported to be suitable candidate as reinforcement in biomaterials. Also, this plant extract is effective in bovine dermatophilosis therapy. L. camara has also immense industrial importance, as a source of oleanolic acid and carboxymethylcellulose. L. camara biomass can be implicated as a substrate for bioethanol and biogas production. This invasive weed can also serve as livelihood options, as the woody twigs can be utilized for aesthetic and durable furniture making apart from the use as firewood. The latest published papers on the novel uses of L. camara have been reviewed, with the objective of providing a thrust to weed management by utilization. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Ansari K.R.,Banaras Hindu University | Quraishi M.A.,Banaras Hindu University | Singh A.,Lovely Professional University
Corrosion Science | Year: 2014

Three Schiff's bases namely (3-phenylallylidene) amino-5-(pyridine-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (SB-1), 3-mercapto-5 (pyridine-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-4-yl) imino) methyl) phenol (SB-2) and (4-nitrobenzylidene) amino)-5-(pyridine-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (SB-3) were synthesized and investigated as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel (MS) in 1M HCl. SB-1 exhibited best inhibition performance (96.6 η%) at 150mgL-1. The studied inhibitors follow Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Potentiodynamic polarization data suggests mixed-mode of corrosion inhibition. The effect of molecular structure on inhibition efficiency was investigated by theoretical calculations using density function theory (DFT) methods. Surface analysis supports the formation of a protective inhibitor film on the mild steel surface. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


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.


Patel S.,Lovely Professional University
Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology | Year: 2013

Opuntia (prickly pear) is a genus of xerophytes belonging to the Cactaceae family, growing luxuriantly in the arid parts of the world. Recently, the pears of Opuntia have been discovered to contain a plethora of biologically active compounds. Owing to their high nutritional value, in terms of dietary fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich oil, minerals, protein, and an assortment of other phytochemicals, the pears are gaining popularity as exotic, gourmet diet. Multiple health benefits viz. antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiuretic, hypocholesterolemic, antidiabetic, antiproliferation, immunostimulatory and antiulcerogenic activity have emerged. The review summarizes the nutraceutical aspects of the pears and the possible strategies to minimize their postharvest loss. Rich in functional ingredients, these pears are expected to revolutionize the processed foods industry and solve food scarcity in developing countries. However, no significant attempt has yet been made to benefit from this potential nutritive storehouse. This review is prepared with a vision to bolster its status as a viable food and drug supplement. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


The shell of garden snail (Helix aspersa) is basically made of calcium carbonate. An attempt is made to convert calcium carbonate of garden snail shell to hydroxyapatite. The snail shell was found to decompose within 850?C to all the carbonate phases. The calcined snail shells were then treated with acids followed by different chemicals in ammoniacal media maintaining proper stoichiometry to produce fine hydroxyapatite (HAP) as filter cake with a Ca/P molar ratio of 1.67. The dried HAP powder was extremely pure with a specific surface area of 15 m2/g. The different characterization techniques were adopted both for calcined snail shell and HAP synthesized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal analysis (DTA/TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The surface area and particle size of HAP powder prepared by chemical precipitation route, were also determined by BET and Malvern particle size analyser, respectively. The synthesized powder was soaked in stimulated body fluid (SBF) medium for various periods of time in order to evaluate its bioactivity. The changes of pH of SBF medium were measured. High bioactivity of prepared HAP powder due to the formation of apatite on its surface was observed.


Patel S.,Lovely Professional University
Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism | Year: 2012

Bran is the hard outer layer of cereal grains, rich in a myriad of healthy phytochemicals viz. phenolics, flavonoids, glucans and pigments. Unfortunately, these nutrition-rich components are often discarded during milling out of ignorance, organoleptic reasons and rancidity problems. Knowing the phytochemical constituents and pharmacological profile of bran is expected to give insight to their potential application in promotion of health. This study illustrates the antioxidant and anticancer properties of the cereal bran and its derivatives. The current contribution provides a comprehensive review of the bioactive phytochemical constituents of bran, their extraction techniques, the antioxidant and anticancer properties. The issues associated with bran stabilization in foods and enhancement strategies for extraction and bioavailability of bran nutrients are discussed. Bacteria and yeast fermentation of bran have been observed to improve their nutritional profile. Bran products promise potential applications as nutritional ingredients in functional foods. Leading food manufactures have already started fortifying food products with bran, at the wake of the discovery of its overwhelming health-promoting potentials. © Springer-Verlag 2012.


News Article | December 6, 2016
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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.

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