Senior Officials from Top 40 Industries including Hero Group & Maruti Suzuki visited LPU

Jalandhar, Punjab, September 18, 2017 /– Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), Delhi Chapter, organized its 5th ‘Convention on Quality Concept’ for the Punjab, Himachal and J&K Region at Lovely Professional University, today. In this organization senior officials from top 40 industries including Hero Moto Corp, Hero Cycles, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, JCB India, Nerolac Paints, Swaraj Engines, NTPC, Gabriel India, Indian Oil, Blue Star, Motherson Group, Bharat Electronics, Sandhar Group, Auto Fit and more participated actively. Creating value to the society, detailed presentations on quality concepts were made in eight Halls of the University for the benefit of the students. Highlighting, QCFI is the only body in India to award 5 ‘S’ Certificate, jointly with Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers (JUSE).

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal was the Chief Guest of the Convention, who was welcomed by Chief Operating Officer (QCFI-DC) Dr K G Sharma and his team members amid the massive assemblage at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university. Thanking QCFI-DC leaders for reposing faith in LPU for massive organization, LPU Chancellor Mr Mittal appreciated the efforts of the forum not only in the country but 12 more nations. While inviting the forum to have their office at LPU campus, Mr Mittal also suggested the officials of the forum to commence according accreditation in the education sector for bringing out the best ones for the industry. On this occasion, Director of Hero Cycles Mr Abhishek Munjal and President of JCB India Mr YS Hooda were also present as Guests of Honour.

COO Dr K G Sharma informed: “The motive of the forum is to provide quality concepts to industry, education sector and the society.” He also assured full support to LPU in forwarding such valuable concepts to the hard-working students of the university. Rating discipline, decorum and dignity at LPU in high esteems, through personal observations; Vice Chairman (QCFI-DC) Mr NP Chandoke said: “I am greatly amazed to see the huge value oriented culture being fostered among students at LPU. I want to imply that quality into products and services are determined by quality we enthuse in them. I want to alert all that societal needs are continuously changing and so are the challenges. So, adopting disruptive technologies, we will have to foster culture of regular improvements for perfect solutions.”

LPU Ph D Scholar presented Innovative Mathematical Research at Cambridge University in UK

Jalandhar, Punjab, July 11, 2017 /– One of the Ph D Scholars of Department of Mathematics at Lovely Professional University, Pranav Sharma was invited by the Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) to present his innovative mathematical research at the University of Cambridge in England. Occasion was four-day 19th ‘Postgraduate Group Theory Conference’ held at the University of Cambridge, the UK. Annual conference was for Ph D students in “group theory and related areas” to share their innovative research. 50+ researchers from across the top universities of the world, including top-ranked Oxford, 4th ranked Cambridge, 8th ranked Imperial College of London, 11th ranked EPFL of Switzerland, Valencia of Spain and more, had gathered to ponder on soft ways of calculations. LPU scholar’s mathematical findings earned maximum applauds, even from the guests of honour of the conference- Prof (Dr) Gunter Malle of Technische University of Germany and Dr Nadia Mazza of Lancaster University, UK.

Pranav Sharma is JRF Research Scholar at LPU, who delivered a research-presentation, entitled “Locally quasi-convex convergence groups”, for 30 minutes. The results presented by him were received successfully by academic researchers and experts from the top universities. The conference was an ideal platform to present the valuable and innovative research results, as it proved to be an excellent opportunity to exchange the findings with the researchers from UK, Europe and other parts of the world, those possess similar research interests.

Congratulating the top research oriented LPU student, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared: “This is another illustrious research made by LPU research scholar in the algebraic realms where he stood along with scholars from top ranked universities of the world including first ranked Oxford University. I anticipate that his findings will surely be helpful to the scientists of the country and the globe in their various calculative findings aimed for the goodness of one and all in this universe. Space scientists will indeed be benefitted as they usually need group calculations. I wish the young researcher at LPU to go on scaling more and more heights in the field of research endeavours.”

Illustrative, London Mathematical Society and the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research in UK had supported the organization, which provides an excellent and highly stimulating research environment and mathematical activities. Both of these have made a number of significant contributions to mathematics and data science. LPU also keep on propagating research works for which it has various industry partnerships aimed at promoting research. LPU researchers have also won a huge research grant of 10.8 million through Indo Canadian Impact project from DBT, Govt of India.

LPU Bio-Tech Researcher visited three Universities of Canada to discuss Cost-Effective Green Technology

Jalandhar, Punjab, June 30, 2017 /– 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.

LPU celebrated Highest Placement Record for 2017 with its Students

Jalandhar, Punjab, June 24, 2017 /– 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.

French Government Awardee & Asian Games Village Architect Raj Rewal interacted with LPU Students

Jalandhar, Punjab, June 28, 2017 / — School of Architecture and Design at Lovely Professional University (LPU) invited prominent Indian architect of international repute Architect Raj Rewal to interact with its students on the topic- “A Dialogue on Architecture and Urban Habitat”. Ar Rewal has a productive career spanning over five decades in architectural practice, research and thought-processes. His main interest lies in historic models, and the manner he invokes the memory of these patterns through design images is unmatchable.

Interacting with LPU students and faculty members, Ar Rewal gave importance to the representation of culture through contemporary architecture and creation of built environment that are climate responsive and culturally active. He deliberated on design ideation of his famous architectural projects including Hall of Nation (New Delhi) and Jung-e-Azadi Museum (Kartarpur, Punjab). He also expressed his concern for the conservation of post modern architectural masterpieces in India. He also shared how he faced a challenge when ‘The Hall of Industries’ and ‘Hall of Nations’ at Pragati Maidan New Delhi were demolished. These buildings were of architectural importance and ‘Indian National Trust for Art Culture and Heritage (INTACH) included these buildings in the list of ‘Modern Heritage’.

During question answer session, Ar Raj Rewal suggested students to travel and explore world for architectural history and new trends in Architecture, Design and Planning. He also suggested that designers must consider climatic and cultural parameters in their design thinking. On his reply to selection process of products for large scale construction and city scale projects, he emphasized on multi disciplinary collaborative approach for bringing out advanced architectural creations, thus improvising city spaces. He also appreciated the creativity of LPU students by seeing their works.

Illustrative, LPU students of Architecture & Design are continuously excelling all other students in creativity and designing. A few months back, they won top four trophies for Zonasa-2016 competitions held in Delhi (NCR). Occasion was the Northern Zone meet of the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA), where 70+ architectural institutions of the zone participated.

Architect Rewal has received many awards and honours, including the Robert Mathew Award from the Commonwealth Associations of Architects. “Chevalier des Art des Lettres” award has also been conferred upon him by the French Government. His design portfolio consists of some of the most prestigious projects including Pragati Maidan Exhibition Complex, the French Embassy Staff Quarters, Asian Games Village, the British High Commission Housing, the World Bank Regional Mission, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biology, and the Parliament Library Complex.

Two-Month long Intra-University competition ‘Magnitude-2015’ inaugurated at LPU

Jalandhar, Punjab, September 18, 2015 / — Providing the biggest competitive platform to talented students, Lovely Professional University inaugurated two-month long annual open intra-university competition ‘Magnitude-2015’. Opening with 20 motivating performances, 99 competitions in diverse fields will now continue up to the last of October 2015. Near 4000 national & international students from different departments of the university are going to participate. Mammoth congregation of student fraternity will not only have knowledge and fun based lifetime experience, but many of them will also be selected for national and international level competitions. In fact, sixty day long talent exploration endeavour will serve as a gateway for students to further enter four-day global open fest ‘Youth Vibe’.

The inaugural ceremonial day saw performances ranging from national & international band performances to thematic fashion shows; folk, western, rap, street dances to solo, choir singing; instrumental melodies to histrionics mimicry and more, in three hours’ spell-bound span. This colourful opening will now be followed by amalgamation of competitive events during next two months as qualifiers to ‘Youth Vibe’. Each day is going to witness great evenings with roaring performances.

Encouraging students to keep on nourishing a spirit of positive competitiveness, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal invoked said: “Students always have one or the other talent to do marvelous things along with their academic shine. We, too, want that youth energy should be properly channelized by exploring hidden talents lying unutilized within them. So, a vast event has been chalked out in diverse fields to cull maximum out of the extraordinarily talented and innovative students. This platform is sure to provide students grand exposure to further excel in their career.”

With enthralling competitions in cultural, technical, literary and allied activities, this annual event is continuously proving to be a unified annual property of the university. During competitions, fashion-shows based on dresses and props of different states of India and other countries, short film making, choreography, quiz, rock band competitions, Indian folk dances, theatre- skills, photography, sketching, and painting will enthrall all other student-audiences. No auditions are required for any of the technical, literary, quiz, photography competitions. However, short-listing shall be for music, dance, theatre, film production category and mega cultural competitions.