Lovely Professional University: A Profile
Lovely Professional University (LPU) takes pride of being an ultra-modern high-tech campus sprawling over 600 acres on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road at the entry of Jalandhar City, Punjab. It is the largest single campus university in India (including Govt. and Private Sector), with more than 30,000 students from across the world, 4000 faculty and staff. It offers more than 200 programmes stretching from under graduate to Doctorate to D.Litt. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities. The university was established in 2005 under The Lovely Professional University Act, 2005 (Punjab Act 25 of 2005) and started its operation in 2006.
The vision of Lovely Professional University is to be a premier academic institution, recognized internationally for its contribution to industry & society, through excellence in teaching-learning, research & training, internationalization, entrepreneurship and leadership. The University has ventured to transform education through academic rigour, practical orientation and outcome-based teaching, establishing close cooperation between industry and academia, undertaking impactful research to address local, national and global challenges. It is grooming graduates to be lifelong learners with strong analytical and leadership skills and to develop global professionals & entrepreneurs with innovative spirit, tolerance and desire to make a difference to the society.
Faculties: The teaching departments are divided into three faculties.
Faculty of Technology & Sciences: The engineering programs are offered in Computer Science, Electronics, Communication, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Aerospace, Automobile, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Biotechnology, Biomedical and Petroleum. Apart from this, the science programs which are offered include Agriculture, Food Technology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Application.
Faculty of Business & Arts:It offers programs in Management, Commerce, Economics, Law, Hotel Management & Tourism, Architecture, Planning, Design including Fashion, Multimedia & Animation, Journalism & Film Production, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Teacher Education, Sports Education, Foreign Languages and all disciplines of social sciences.
Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences:The faculty includes Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Apart from the three faculties, LPU’s Directorate of Distance Education seeks to make education accessible to all through a wide variety of UG & PG Programmes.